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Education tech charged with sex crimes in Maine district

Oct. 15, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An education technician at an elementary school has been arrested on charges including sexual exploitation of a child, police and school officials said. Benjamin Conroy, 32, was being held at York County Jail and is also charged with a battery of...

#MeToo poll: Many in US more willing to call out misconduct

Oct. 15, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

Americans have watched a public reckoning unfold since 2017 as the #MeToo movement exposed the enduring prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in people's lives. A string of powerful men were taken down in its wake. But has the movement changed their own lives in...

#MeToo, 4 years in: ‘I’d like to think now, we are believed’

Oct. 15, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To Charlotte Bennett, the new book that arrived at her Manhattan apartment this week — Anita Hill’s “Believing” — was more than just a look at gender violence. It was a dispatch from a fellow member of a very specific sisterhood — women who...

Texas abortion law shutting down court avenue for teens

Oct. 15, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Veronika Granado anxiously stood before the judge knowing that if she said something wrong, things could end badly for her. But the 17-year-old hadn't committed a crime. She had not filed a lawsuit. Granado was in a Texas court that day to ask permission...

Guard charged with sex assault of inmate at women's prison

Oct. 13, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A male corrections officer at New Jersey's long-troubled and only women's prison has been charged with sexually assaulting an inmate and official misconduct, the state's top law enforcement official said Wednesday. Senior corrections officer Tyrell...

Governor: Lt. governor's LGBTQ comments don't speak for NC

Oct. 13, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson “does not speak for North Carolina,” a reference to comments that Robinson made about sex education in public schools that critics say plainly disparaged LGBTQ people. ...

Ex-SC sheriff off to prison on 1-year misconduct sentence

Oct. 13, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former sheriff in South Carolina reported to prison Wednesday to serve a one-year sentence for using his power and office to pressure a personal assistant to have sex with him. The South Carolina Supreme Court refused to reconsider its August...

Former Ky. deputy sheriff pleads guilty to child porn charge

Oct. 13, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky deputy sheriff has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a minor he met while responding to a call at the victim's home. Joshua Preece, of Morehead, Kentucky, entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Lexington. His plea was for...

Hairdresser linked to QAnon to be jailed for Capitol rioting

Oct. 12, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

Like many Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Dona Sue Bissey has promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory on social media. But the judge sentencing her Tuesday to 14 days in jail said it was for her actions, not her beliefs. Bissey, 53, pleaded...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 11, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: Sex trafficking is an evil beast that steals freedom, wrecks lives, destroys families A councilman running for re-election in the Cleveland suburb of Elyria told a Dispatch reporter that he felt the urge to...