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Ex-Border agent indicted in sex assault of an Arizona teen

Dec. 01, 2022 15:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has been indicted in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenage girl in Arizona earlier this year, according to federal authorities. Department of Justice officials said a superseding indictment...

Cheerleading abuse accusations increase to 20 with Ohio case

Dec. 01, 2022 13:37 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest lawsuit in a series alleging widespread sexual misconduct across competitive cheerleading alleges that officials allowed two choreographers to continue working after they were investigated for sexual abuse. Snowballing accounts of cheerleaders'...

Florida QB Kitna arrested on child pornography charges

Nov. 30, 2022 20:13 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida backup quarterback Jalen Kitna, the son of retired NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, was arrested Wednesday on two charges of distribution of child exploitation material and three charges of possession of child pornography. Gainesville police said the...

US Virgin Islands reach $105M settlement with Epstein estate

Nov. 30, 2022 18:16 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands announced Wednesday that it reached a settlement of more than $105 million in a sex trafficking case against the estate of financier Jeffrey Epstein. The settlement ends a nearly three-year legal saga for officials in the U.S....

AG: Penalize doctor who spoke of Ohio 10-year-old's abortion

Nov. 30, 2022 17:05 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Republican attorney general on Wednesday asked the state medical licensing board to discipline an Indianapolis doctor who has spoken publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled from Ohio after its more-restrictive abortion law took...

Indiana woman gets 35-year sentence in death of stepson, 9

Nov. 30, 2022 11:00 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne woman who pleaded guilty to three felony charges in the beating death of her 9-year-old stepson has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Alesha Lynn Miller, 31, pleaded guilty in October to aggravated battery and two counts of neglect of a...

Indiana attorney general asks medical board to penalize doctor who spoke about abortion for 10-year-old Ohio rape victim

Nov. 30, 2022 10:33 AM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana attorney general asks medical board to penalize doctor who spoke about abortion for 10-year-old Ohio rape victim.

Man sentenced for faking death to avoid sex abuse charges

Nov. 29, 2022 14:12 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for faking his own death in Alabama to avoid criminal charges of impregnating a teenage girl in his home state of Mississippi. Jacob Blair Scott was sentenced Monday in Alabama. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey...

Former principal sentenced for sexually abusing students

Nov. 23, 2022 14:49 PM EST

HILTON, N.Y. (AP) — A former elementary school principal was sentenced Wednesday to 63 years in prison for sexually abusing 21 students over several years. Kirk Ashton, 52, was the top administrator at Northwood Elementary School in Hilton from 2004 to April 2021. ...

Indiana doctor: AG shouldn't get abortion patient records

Nov. 22, 2022 15:19 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for an Indianapolis doctor who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio told a judge Friday that Indiana’s attorney general should not be allowed to access patient medical records for an investigation into undisclosed complaints. Dr....