Latest Child abuse News

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

Jul. 18, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday, saying he poses a danger to the public and might use his "great wealth and vast resources" to flee the country. Epstein, with his hands folded before him, showed no reaction to the announcement by...

Man who drove school bus while intoxicated gets prison term

Jul. 18, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 49-year-old New Mexican man who drove a school bus carrying 25 students while under the influence of alcohol has been sentenced to 1½ years in federal prison. Duane Aaron Skeet of Chichiltah (chi-CHIL'-tah) was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Albuquerque on his March...

The Latest: Politicians praise Jeffrey Epstein's bail ruling

Jul. 18, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 2 p.m. A U.S. senator and a Florida congresswoman are praising a federal judge's decision to keep financier Jeffrey Epstein behind bars. Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary...

Man convicted of raping children in Cascade County trial

Jul. 18, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Cascade County jury has found a 48-year-old man guilty of six felony charges after four children accused him of sexually abusing them. The Great Falls Tribune reports the jury convicted Scott Wayne Ellison Wednesday of three counts of sexual assault against children, two counts...

Photographer indicted on child pornography charges

Jul. 18, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A photographer arrested in 2018 after authorities said he raped underage models was charged with coercing six minor victims in Oregon to engage in child pornography. The Statesman Journal reports that U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced Wednesday that Robert Arnold Koester, 52, was...

Former Alabama youth pastor sentenced for child sex abuse

Jul. 18, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama youth pastor has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl. The Tuscaloosa News reports 37-year-old Christopher Cody Stutts pleaded guilty Tuesday to abusing a child younger than 12. Four other charges, including rape and sodomy were...

Man accused of abusing, imprisoning kids pleads no contest

Jul. 18, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded no contest to child abuse for allegedly punishing his five children with whippings and confinement in a dark, locked bedroom described by one officer as a dungeon. Thirty-three-year-old Yenier Conde's trial was underway Tuesday when the Lansing man pleaded...

Santa Barbara man, 84, gets prison in child molestation case

Jul. 18, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An 84-year-old Santa Barbara man described by prosecutors as a serial pedophile has been sentenced to 92 years to life in state prison. The district attorney's office says Robert Charles Hawley was sentenced Wednesday in Santa Barbara County Superior Court. A jury earlier this...

Chicago woman charged in daughter's alleged abuse death

Jul. 18, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been charged with murder in the alleged abuse death of her young daughter. Cook County prosecutors allege that Kahoy Garcia-Velazquez killed 16-month-old Mila Anderson-Garcia at their home in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood. A judge on Wednesday ordered the 21-year-old...

Man charged with sexually abusing girl at his mom's day care

Jul. 18, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged with sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl while working at the day care center his mother owns. Prosecutors filed statutory sodomy charges this week against 18-year-old Joseph Hammerly and charges of child endangerment and failure to report against his mother,...