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Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives at Rome's international airport in Fiumicino, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Pell took a leave of absence from his job in 2017 to stand trial in his native Australia on historic child sexual abuse charges, for which he was ultimately acquitted. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Australian law enforcement examine Vatican money trail

Oct. 21, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A range of Australian law enforcement and corruption agencies are examining a reported transfer of money from the Vatican that Italian media have speculated might be linked to the overturned convictions of Cardinal George Pell for child sex abuse. The national financial crime...

German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht reads in her documents prior to the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)

Germany toughens punishment for child sex abuse, child porn

Oct. 21, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved draft legislation that will allow for tougher punishment of sexual abuse of children and the possession of child pornography. The government initiated the bill in the wake of prominent recent child abuse cases in Germany that feature large numbers of...

Proud Boy barred from protests after beating gets jail time

Oct. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A member of the far-right Proud Boys has been sentenced to six months in jail after authorities say he violated probation by attending a protest in Portland. Tusitala “Tiny” Toese was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail, according to the Multnomah County District...

FILE - Audrey Strauss, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell during a news conference, July 2, 2020, in New York. Transcripts of interviews lawyers conducted with Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, should be released as soon as possible, a judge ordered on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.  U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska said the transcripts of two days of depositions in 2016 of the British socialite and related documents along with the deposition transcript of an anonymous accuser should be released publicly as soon as is practicable. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Judge OKs release of Ghislaine Maxwell transcripts

Oct. 20, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Transcripts of interviews lawyers conducted with the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein must be released by Thursday morning, a judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska's order allows the public release of transcripts of two days of...

Baby who was found in dumpster is released from hospital

Oct. 20, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An 8-month-old girl found abandoned in a New Haven dumpster last week has been released from the hospital. New Haven police said the baby, who is recovering from burns to her hands, was released Tuesday to members of her family. The girl was found in a dumpster outside a New Haven...

Mother, boyfriend get maximum prison time in toddler's death

Oct. 20, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mother and her boyfriend have been sentenced in the beating death of the woman's 2-year-old son. John Colan Powers, 47, and Candice Jones, 32, both of Green Valley, were charged in the August 2018 death of Jones’ 2-year-old son, Joseph Garbosky III. Judge Mark...

Former Winthrop University officer charged in child attacks

Oct. 20, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina police officer has been fired and arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting children, news outlets reported. Charles Eugene “Chuck” Price, 48, of Rock Hill was charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct with a child dating back to...

Court says Epstein's ex-girlfriend's testimony can be public

Oct. 19, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A British socialite’s testimony in a lawsuit related to Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse activities can be made public, an appeals court ruled Monday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued its conclusions in a series of orders it released regarding 2016...

FILE - This July 8, 2015, file photo shows the main gate to Paramount Studios on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Authorities have arrested a sexual assault suspect on the Paramount Pictures studio lot in Hollywood after a two-hour standoff with police. The man who was arrested early Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, 36-year-old Bryan Gudiel Barrios, works on the studio lot but it is not clear if he is a contractor or employee of Paramount Pictures.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Suspect arrested on Hollywood studio lot after standoff

Oct. 19, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities arrested a sexual assault suspect early Monday on the Paramount Pictures studio lot in Hollywood after a two-hour standoff with police, officials said. The suspect, 36-year-old Bryan Gudiel Barrios, works on the studio lot but it is not clear if he is a contractor or employee...

Colorado Catholic dioceses pay $6.68M to sex abuse survivors

Oct. 18, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses paid $6.68 million to 73 survivors of sexual abuse by priests, a new report said. The state’s Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program issued an update Friday of how much money each survivor should be given by the church, The Colorado...