Latest Sentencing News

Man who sought child 'sex slave' gets 5 years of probation

Aug. 20, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man accused of wanting to use a child as a "sex slave" has been sentenced to five years' probation. The Greenville News reports 36-year-old Justin Teeter Bensing of Myrtle Beach pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor. Greenville County...

Woman who returned to work after daughter was shot sentenced

Aug. 20, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who returned to work and delayed medical care after her 8-year-old son shot his 4-year-old sister multiple times with a rifle has been sentenced to six months in jail. Alyssa Edwards pleaded guilty in July to child endangerment charges. She also was sentenced Monday in...

Bike-riding bandit sentenced for Kansas bank robbery

Aug. 20, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A 57-year-old Kansas man who fled on a bicycle after robbing a bank last year has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison. The Kansas City Star reports that Richard Armenta, of Overland Park, was sentenced Monday for robbing a Capital Federal Savings Bank...

Man accused of wanting to eat child sentenced to probation

Aug. 20, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A man who South Carolina authorities say wanted to enslave and eat a child has been sentenced to probation. News outlets quote court records as saying 36-year-old Justin Teeter Bensing pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor and was sentenced Aug. 9 to 10...

South African man denied appeal on ax murder convictions

Aug. 20, 2018 6:56 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African man found guilty of murdering three of his immediate family members was denied the opportunity to appeal his conviction and life sentences on Monday. The Western Cape High Court dismissed the application of Henri van Breda, 23, to appeal his three life sentences for...

Doctor convicted of sexual assault of patient gets probation

Aug. 19, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston doctor convicted of sexually assaulting a patient while she was tethered to machines and receiving treatment for asthma won't serve any prison time and will instead serve 10 years' probation. The punishment has surprised defense attorneys, disappointed law enforcement and...

Sentence doubled for Israeli policeman who shot Palestinian

Aug. 19, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has doubled the sentence of a former border policeman who was convicted in the death of a stone-throwing Palestinian teenager in 2014. The court on Sunday upheld a state appeal for a longer sentence, extending Ben Deri's imprisonment from nine months to 18 months....

Oregon man sentenced for sexually abusing 2 girls

Aug. 18, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A 23-year-old central Oregon man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually abusing two young girls. The Bulletin reports that Victor Hugo Harrizon of Redmond received the sentence Thursday in Deschutes County Circuit Court. Harrizon pleaded guilty sodomizing and attempting to...

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Aug. 18, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation....

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Aug. 18, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation....