Latest Child abuse News

Police: Teen killed his girlfriend's toddler son in 2016

Jun. 19, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

JASPER, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teenager has been accused of killing his girlfriend's toddler son in 2016. In a statement, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 2-year-old Zayne Harper was fatally injured in August 2016 while his mother's then-17-year-old boyfriend was watching him. A warrant...

Australian bishop to be sentenced next month for cover-up

Jun. 19, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — A prosecutor told an Australian court on Tuesday that the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse must be jailed to send a message that such institutional cover-ups will no longer be tolerated. Newcastle Magistrate Robert...

NCAA basketball referee pleads guilty to molesting teen boy

Jun. 18, 2018 10:17 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A NCAA women's basketball referee has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for molesting a 14-year-old at a Georgia hotel. The Marietta Daily Journal reports 58-year-old Wesley Tyronne Dean pleaded guilty Friday to molesting the boy at a Cobb County Hotel. County District Attorney's...

Texas deputy arrested on allegation of child sexual assault

Jun. 18, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in South Texas is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening the child's mother with deportation if she reported him, authorities said. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Sunday that investigators arrested 47-year-old Jose Nunez on suspicion...

Former bus driver convicted in fatal crash charged with rape

Jun. 15, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee school bus driver convicted in a crash that killed six children now faces aggravated statutory rape charges. Twenty-five-year-old Johnthony Walker was arrested Thursday in Nashville, where he was free on bond while appealing his March conviction on criminally...

Thrice-deported felon sentenced to 8 years in federal prison

Jun. 15, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Mexican citizen to eight years in prison for an immigration conviction — more than double the recommended term — citing his lengthy criminal history and the fact that he's already been deported three times. The Richmond Times-Dispatch...

Indian police arrest 4 in rape of mother, teenage daughter

Jun. 15, 2018 3:20 AM EDT

PATNA, India (AP) — Police arrested four people for allegedly gang-raping a woman and her 14-year-old daughter after tying the woman's husband to a tree at gunpoint in eastern India, a police officer said Friday. Crimes against women have been rising in India despite toughening of laws. India has been...

Highlights of a proposed GOP immigration compromise

Jun. 15, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

Highlights of a proposed immigration compromise distributed to Republican lawmakers Thursday by House GOP leaders: ___ PROTECTING IMMIGRANTS FROM DEPORTATION — Young immigrants brought to U.S. illegally as children could apply for renewable permission to stay legally for six years. — Program would...

Highlights of a proposed GOP immigration compromise

Jun. 14, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

Highlights of a proposed immigration compromise distributed to Republican lawmakers Thursday by House GOP leaders: ___ PROTECTING IMMIGRANTS FROM DEPORTATION — Young immigrants brought to U.S. illegally as children could apply for renewable permission to stay legally for six years. — Program would...

Trial set for ex-Wichita YMCA employee accused of rape

Jun. 14, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former employee of the Wichita YMCA who is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls at the Kansas center will go to trial this summer. Caleb Gaston waived his preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty on Thursday. He's accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl and a...