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Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations

Nov. 28, 2022 14:11 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” went on trial Monday, accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells. Ray J. Garcia, who retired after the FBI found nude photos of inmates...

2 sick jurors lost from deliberations at Masterson trial

Nov. 28, 2022 13:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two deliberating jurors at the rape trial of former “That ’70s Show” star Danny Masterson were dismissed Monday because they have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine F. Olmedo replaced the jurors with two alternates and...

New arrest warrant issued for McCann suspect in other cases

Nov. 28, 2022 12:34 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany said Monday they have issued a new arrest warrant in separate cases for a German man who is also suspected in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann in Portugal 15 years ago. The suspect, identified by media as Christian...

Liability finding in Conley rape allegation to be appealed

Nov. 26, 2022 12:56 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney is vowing an appeal for a woman found liable by a civil jury for malicious prosecution in a rape allegation she made against a former Ohio State football standout more than five years ago. The woman’s attorney, Patrick Thomas, said his client...

Psychiatrist gets more prison time for assaulting patient

Nov. 25, 2022 16:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Twin Cities psychiatrist has been sentenced to spend additional time behind bars for repeatedly sexually assaulting a patient he was treating. Gavin P. Meany, 41, was sentenced Wednesday to a term of 12¾ years after pleading guilty to four counts of...

Gary man awarded $25.5M in lawsuit against ex-cop, Hammond

Nov. 25, 2022 14:07 PM EST

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded a Gary man $25.5 million in his lawsuit alleging that a now-retired police officer violated his civil rights and deprived him of a fair trial in a case involving a 1980 rape and robbery. The jury in U.S. District Court in Hammond...

China sentences Chinese-Canadian star Kris Wu to 13 years

Nov. 25, 2022 06:08 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison on charges including rape. Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court said Wu was given 11 years and 6 months for a 2020 rape, and 1 year and 10 months for the “crime of...

Woman found liable, ordered to pay $300 in Conley allegation

Nov. 24, 2022 21:18 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A civil jury has found a woman liable for malicious prosecution in a rape allegation she made against a former Ohio State football standout more than five years ago, Cleveland.com reported. The accusation against Gareon Conley came shortly before the 2017 NFL...

Writer who accused Trump of 1990s rape files new lawsuit

Nov. 24, 2022 13:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A writer who accused former President Donald Trump of rape filed an upgraded lawsuit against him Thursday in New York, minutes after a new state law took effect allowing victims of sexual violence to sue over attacks that occurred decades ago. E. Jean Carroll’s...

Ex-Indiana doctor gets 1 year for sexual battery of patients

Nov. 23, 2022 15:40 PM EST

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A former northern Indiana doctor has been sentenced to one year in jail after admitting that he sexually battered two patients during examinations. Darryl Henry, 53, received a 2½-year sentence for each count of sexual battery he pleaded guilty to, but his...