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French Catholic Church starts compensating sex abuse victims

Sep. 30, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s Catholic Church has paid financial compensation to 23 victims of child sexual abuse by priests or other church representatives under a recently launched reparation process, the body in charge of compensation decisions said Friday. Representatives of the...

Churches defend clergy loophole in child sex abuse reporting

Sep. 28, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

It was a frigid Sunday evening at the Catholic Newman Center in Salt Lake City when the priest warned parishioners who had gathered after Mass that their right to private confessions was in jeopardy. A new law would break that sacred bond, the priest said, and directed the...

Ex-Arby's manager sentenced after urinating in milkshake mix

Sep. 27, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A former manager at an Arby’s restaurant in Washington has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after admitting he possessed child pornography and urinated into a milkshake mix that might have been served to dozens of people. Vancouver police...

Expert questions whether school shooter's mom drank heavily

Sep. 27, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz began their rebuttal of the defense case Tuesday by questioning whether his birth mother drank as heavily during pregnancy as some witnesses portrayed. They also showed his...

Wisconsin man gets 25 years in prison for arson, child porn

Sep. 23, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced a North Fond du Lac man accused of setting multiple fires and storing child pornography on his phone to 25 years in prison. Fond du Lac County Circuit Judge Tricia Walker sentenced 45-year-old Michael Miller on...

Ex-Alaska attorney general indicted on sexual abuse counts

Sep. 21, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former Alaska attorney general has been indicted by a state grand jury on three felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor, a special prosecutor announced Wednesday. The allegations against Clyde “Ed” Sniffen involve an Anchorage West High School...

EXPLAINER: R. Kelly acquitted on rigging trial. Why?

Sep. 15, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors this week scored multiple convictions against R. Kelly at the singer’s trial in Chicago, but they lost on the headline charge — that Kelly obstructed justice by rigging his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which jurors acquitted him. ...

R. Kelly convicted of child porn, enticing girls for sex

Sep. 15, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury in Chicago convicted R. Kelly on Wednesday of producing child pornography and enticing girls for sex after a monthlong trial in his hometown, delivering another legal blow to the Grammy Award winning singer who was once one of the world’s biggest R&B stars. ...

Man gets life plus 300 years in prison for making child porn

Sep. 14, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas Panhandle man was sentenced Wednesday to life plus 300 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child and 10 counts of producing child pornography, including filming himself sexually assaulting children, officials said. ...

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex offender

Sep. 14, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

R&B superstar R. Kelly’s musical accomplishments have long been shadowed by allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the singer has been found guilty in his hometown of Chicago on child pornography charges, but acquitted of a conspiracy to obstruct justice charge accusing...