Latest Crimes against children News

German 'babysitter' on trial in huge child sexual abuse case

Dec. 06, 2022 06:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 45-year-old German man who had offered babysitting services online went on trial Tuesday in the western city of Cologne accused of almost 100 counts of child sexual abuse. Prosecutors told the Cologne regional court that the man documented the abuse of babies,...

Florida QB Richardson leaves school early, enters NFL draft

Dec. 05, 2022 16:04 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson, considered more of a long-term project than a slam-dunk prospect, is leaving school early and entering the NFL draft. Richardson announced his decision with a lengthy social media post Monday, four days after backup...

Japan police arrest 3 teachers in nursery abuse case

Dec. 05, 2022 04:24 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Police have arrested three teachers at a nursery school in central Japan on suspicion they routinely abused toddlers, including hitting their heads, holding them upside down and locking them up in a bathroom, in a case that triggered outrage and allegations of a cover-up. ...

Indiana judge won't block probe over 10-year-old's abortion

Dec. 02, 2022 19:09 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Republican attorney general can keep investigating an Indianapolis doctor who spoke publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from neighboring Ohio, a judge ruled Friday. An attempt to block a probe by Attorney General Todd...

Florida formally dismisses QB Kitna amid child porn charges

Dec. 02, 2022 17:27 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has formally dismissed quarterback Jalen Kitna from the team following his arrest on five child pornography charges that police said included an image of a man having sex with a young girl. The Gators scrubbed Kitna's name from their roster and his...

Ex-deputy who used stun gun on Espanola teen gets plea deal

Dec. 02, 2022 11:47 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico sheriff's deputy who faced charges for using a stun gun on a teen with special needs has agreed to never work in law enforcement again. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday that attorneys for Jeremy Barnes, a fired Rio Arriba County...

Judge: Woman charged in son's death competent to stand trial

Dec. 02, 2022 10:34 AM EST

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman is competent to stand trial for her role in the death of her 15-year-old son, who was allegedly subjected to ice baths while malnourished, a judge has ruled. A Muskegon County judge issued the ruling Thursday following a competency hearing...

Florida QB Kitna leaves jail as child porn details emerge

Dec. 01, 2022 17:58 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida backup quarterback Jalen Kitna was released from jail on $80,000 bond on Thursday, a day after he was arrested on five child pornography charges that police said included images of a man having sex with a young girl. Judge Meshon Rawls set the bond...

2 charged in death of Missouri child who ingested fentanyl

Dec. 01, 2022 15:43 PM EST

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri adults have been charged in the death of a toddler after she ingested fentanyl, St. Louis County police announced Thursday. The child, 21-month-old Lilinna Leak, died after officers found her unconscious at a home in Florissant on Nov. 11, police...

Ex-Border agent indicted in sex assault of an Arizona teen

Dec. 01, 2022 15:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has been indicted in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenage girl in Arizona earlier this year, according to federal authorities. Department of Justice officials said a superseding indictment...