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FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Peter Nygard attends the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Federal authorities on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard amid claims that he sexually assaulted and trafficked dozens of teenage girls and young women.    (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)

FBI raids Canadian fashion mogul following sex abuse claims

Feb. 25, 2020 10:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, a search that came amid claims he trafficked and sexually assaulted dozens of teenage girls and women. The FBI searched the designer's Times Square offices Tuesday less than two weeks after 10...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows James Erin McKinney, who received death sentences after being convicted of murder in two 1991 killings in metro Phoenix. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 rejected a bid by McKinney to seek a new sentencing trial. (Arizona Department of Corrections via AP,File)

US Supreme Court upholds death sentences of Arizona man

Feb. 25, 2020 6:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentences for an Arizona inmate who was convicted of killing two people in home burglaries nearly 30 years ago and now wants a jury to consider abuse he suffered as a child. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, writing for the court's...

Charges dismissed against educators accused of dragging boy

Feb. 25, 2020 11:28 AM EST

WALTER HILL, Tenn. (AP) — A judge in Tennessee dismissed criminal charges against an elementary school principal and special education teacher accused of dragging a 10-year-old boy through a hallway by his feet. Rutherford County Judge Lisa Eischeid ruled that there wasn't enough probable cause to prove...

In this Jan. 20, 2020 photo, Robert Julian Stone looks over his medical records in his home in Palm Springs, Calif. Stone, a former University of Michigan student, alleges that the late University of Michigan Athletic Department physician Robert E. Anderson sexually assaulted him during a medical examination in 1971. (Kim Kozlowski/Detroit News via AP)

Victims turn to media to expose sex abuse by college doctors

Feb. 24, 2020 7:04 PM EST

Robert Julian Stone was tired of waiting, afraid that complaints of sexual abuse at the hands of a former University of Michigan doctor would be covered up. So five months after contacting the university to report that he'd been assaulted during a 1971 medical exam — and after learning there were more...

Trial date set for man charged last year in 1993 killing

Feb. 24, 2020 4:11 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A trial date was set Monday for a convicted pedophile accused of raping and killing a 9-year-old Missouri girl in 1993. Earl Webster Cox, 62, was arrested in June, nearly 26 years after Angie Housman’s death. St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar said previously...

University of Utah football player charged with 3 rapes

Feb. 22, 2020 1:27 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah football player accused of raping a 17-year-old girl is facing additional charges after prosecutors say he also raped two women. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that 20-year-old Terrell Perriman is now charged with eight felonies, including three counts of rape. He...

File-This July 12, 2020, shows the statue of former Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium. Though the statue has been taken down, Penn State and the family of Paterno announced Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, they had resolved “the outstanding issues” that divided them, eight years after he was fired after Jerry Sandusky's child molestation arrest. The university and Paterno's widow, Sue Paterno, both issued statements that Penn State had agreed to pay “certain of the Paterno family's expenses” and wished to move forward. The amount was not disclosed. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Penn State settles 'outstanding issues' with Paterno family

Feb. 21, 2020 5:34 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State and the family of the late head football coach Joe Paterno announced Friday they have resolved their differences eight years after he was fired following Jerry Sandusky's child molestation arrest, although the statue of the revered coach will not return to its place...

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2020 file photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Jonathan Watson. Watson has confessed that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars and says his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP,File)

Inmate says in letter that he killed 2 molesters in prison

Feb. 21, 2020 3:03 PM EST

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate serving a life sentence for murder confessed in a letter that he beat to death two child molesterswith another inmate's cane hours after a prison counselor ignored his urgent warning that he might become violent. In a letter to the Bay Area News Group, Jonathan...

Florida woman guilty in torture death of adopted daughter

Feb. 21, 2020 1:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman pleaded guilty Friday in the torture death of her adopted 10-year-old daughter nine years ago in a deal handing her a life prison sentence in exchange for testimony against her husband. Carmen Barahona, 69, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse...

Nurse sentenced to 13 years in prison for harming infants

Feb. 21, 2020 7:50 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A nurse convicted of injuring nine infants at a Wisconsin hospital has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Christopher Kaphaem pleaded guilty in September to 19 felony counts, including child abuse, for injuries to the babies in the newborn intensive care unit at UnityPoint...