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APNewsBreak: Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape

Feb. 15, 2019 5:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Allred, who...

Man ordered to start gun safety campaign after shootings

Feb. 15, 2019 3:50 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A man who helped run an unlicensed suburban Detroit home day care where a toddler accidentally shot and wounded two other children has been sentenced to two years of probation. Timothy Eubanks pleaded guilty last year to six counts of second-degree child abuse in connection with the...

Cardinal expects 'significant progress' at sex abuse summit

Feb. 15, 2019 9:19 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. archbishop helping to organize next week's summit of the world's bishops at the Vatican on sexual abuse by clergy said Thursday he expects to make "significant progress" in responding to the scandal that's riven the church, and that lay Catholics will help to hold the hierarchy...

Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Feb. 14, 2019 10:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on child pornography charges. CNN,...

Arizona man connected by DNA to 4 slayings indicted in Ohio

Feb. 14, 2019 8:33 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio authorities charged a man Thursday with aggravated murder in the 1992 slaying of a woman at a truck stop, one of four such killings they say he is linked to through DNA evidence. Samuel Legg III, 49, was extradited in January from Arizona to face charges in the sexual assault of a...

Faith-healing follower sentenced for not reporting sex abuse

Feb. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EST

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman who refused to report her husband's yearslong sexual abuse of young relatives and instead prayed for "the demon" to leave him was ordered Thursday to spend a year in a prison treatment program. Judge Christopher Nye said that if Sarah Kester, 51, fails to successfully...

Spanish child sex abuse victims demand legal changes

Feb. 14, 2019 10:52 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish campaigners on Thursday delivered a petition with more than half a million signatures to the national parliament in Madrid demanding an extension of the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases. Many alleged child abusers in church, state and sports institutions have gone...

Surgeon accused of patient sex abuse arrested on new charges

Feb. 14, 2019 7:56 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — An oral surgeon in North Carolina accused of sexually assaulting anesthetized patients, including minors, has been charged with additional offenses. The Wilmington StarNews reports 55-year-old Michael Lee Hasson was arrested Wednesday on charges including indecent liberties with a...

Alabama math teacher accused of raping 15-year-old student

Feb. 14, 2019 2:53 AM EST

WEDOWEE, Ala. (AP) — A high school teacher in Wedowee, Alabama, is accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reported Wednesday that 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter has been arrested on charges including second-degree rape and sodomy. Wedowee police say they learned of allegations...

Teen migrant detention facility allows a glimpse inside gate

Feb. 13, 2019 8:04 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Journalists were given a glimpse Wednesday of a newly expanded south-Florida detention facility where nearly 150 teenage migrants sleep in rows of bunk beds in a large windowless room and use portable toilets housed in adjacent tents. The sleeping area in a converted Job Corps...