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Duggar trial focusing on computer where child porn was found

Dec. 03, 2021 17:40 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A computer used by Josh Duggar at work contained child pornography behind a partition that allowed the user to circumvent an application that monitors internet use, and metadata indicates the images were downloaded when the former reality TV star was working,...

10 to life for Reno woman guilty of teen prostitution crime

Dec. 02, 2021 20:13 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 28-year-old Nevada woman faces 10 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in federal court in Montana to transporting a minor to engage in prostitution. Federal prosecutors say Ashley Stella of Reno admitted she brought a 16-year-old girl from...

Former Alabama deputy pleads guilty to child porn charges

Dec. 01, 2021 15:00 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama sheriff's deputy indicted earlier this year on multiple child pornography charges has pleaded guilty and will serve one year in custody, prosecutors said Wednesday. Phillip Wayne Humphries, who was a patrol officer with the...

Past molestation evidence allowed in Duggar child porn trial

Dec. 01, 2021 14:45 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jurors in former reality TV star Josh Duggar's trial on child pornography charges can hear evidence that he admitted to molesting four girls nearly 20 years ago, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks rejected a...

Josh Duggar trial to begin over child pornography charges

Nov. 30, 2021 07:26 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jury selection was set to begin Tuesday in former reality TV star Josh Duggar's trial over federal child pornography charges. Duggar, who appeared in TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” was charged in April with two counts of downloading and...

Maxwell, Epstein were 'partners in crime,' prosecutor says

Nov. 29, 2021 18:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were “partners in crime” in the sexual abuse of teenage girls, a prosecutor said Monday, while Maxwell’s lawyers said she was being made a scapegoat for a man’s bad behavior as the British socialite’s sex trafficking trial got...

Judge gives Alabama sex offender six life sentences

Nov. 24, 2021 17:41 PM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sex offender has been sentenced to six consecutive life terms, plus 190 years. Gary Wayne George, 57, of Prattville, pleaded guilty to three counts each of rape in the second degree and sodomy, five counts of possession of child...

No phones, laptops allowed at Josh Duggar child porn trial

Nov. 24, 2021 12:06 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge says no phones, laptops or recording devices will be allowed at next week's child pornography trial for former reality TV star Josh Duggar. U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks issued the order ahead of the trial, which is set...

Interpol adopts resolution to fight online child abuse

Nov. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Interpol member countries are calling on nations to urge local online end-to-end encryption providers “to take responsibility” and design products with the aim of protecting children against abuse, the international policing body said Wednesday. A...

Former youth football coach gets 45 years in sex abuse case

Nov. 24, 2021 10:13 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former youth football coach from Massachusetts who authorities say was filmed sexually abusing 11- and 12-year-old children has been sentenced to 45 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Derek Sheehan, 51, of Norwell was sentenced Tuesday after...