Latest Crimes against children News

Ex-sheriff, facing life for rapes, pleads guilty to bribery

Dec. 01, 2021 20:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Louisiana sheriff pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge on Wednesday, weeks after a state jury convicted him of sexually abusing boys. Rodney J. “Jack” Strain, who lost a reelection bid in 2015 after five terms as St. Tammany...

Man sentenced to life in prison for abusing two children

Dec. 01, 2021 17:43 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man cursed at a judge and threatened the mother of his victims during a hearing where he was sentenced to life in prison without parole for sexually abusing two young girls. Jorge Maldonado, 30, was sentenced Monday for abusing two...

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...

SC mother sues day care after worker charged with neglect

Dec. 01, 2021 12:35 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A mother in South Carolina is suing a national childcare company after a day care worker was caught on camera grabbing a toddler by the arm and swinging him into classroom furniture, leading to head injuries. Lawyers for Ashana Odom alleged in a...

Fugitive sex offender sentenced for not registering

Dec. 01, 2021 08:44 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was a fugitive for nearly two years and who was captured in North Carolina has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for failure to register as a sex offender, according to a federal prosecutor. According to court...

Coroner releases names of slain California kids, grandmother

Nov. 30, 2021 21:22 PM EST

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County coroner has identified the victims in the brutal slaying of a grandmother and her four grandchildren, including a boy not yet 2 years old, in the Southern California high desert. The children's father, Germarcus Lamar...

1st of 4 accusers takes stand at Ghislaine Maxwell trial

Nov. 30, 2021 20:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first of four women described as key accusers in the indictment against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell testified Tuesday that Maxwell was often in the room when the witness, then just 14, had sexual interactions with the financier Jeffrey Epstein. ...

Teen boy arrested after gun deal gone bad at Phoenix school

Nov. 30, 2021 17:17 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after allegedly shooting another high school student in west Phoenix following a gun sale gone bad, police said Tuesday. They said a 16-year-old student brought a handgun to Cesar Chavez High School on Monday to sell to...

As sex abuse lawsuit window closes, long road for victims

Nov. 30, 2021 15:55 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s two-year window that made it easier for victims of child sexual abuse to file lawsuits is closing, and attorneys for some of the hundreds of plaintiffs say it could take years more for the cases against Catholic clerics and dioceses and other entities to...