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Inmate faces charges in fatal beating of Washington cellmate

Aug. 8, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An inmate who killed his cellmate in Washington state was seeking vengeance against the convicted child rapist who preyed on his younger sister, authorities said. Shane Goldsby, 25, of Longview faces a first-degree murder charge in connection to the June 2 death of his cellmate Robert...

Man in child porn case that closed observatory indicted

Aug. 8, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man linked to a child pornography investigation that sparked a mysterious closure of a solar observatory in New Mexico two years ago has been indicted. Court documents show that a grand jury last month indicted former janitor Joshua Lee Cope on three child pornography counts...

Police: Sex offender used restaurant Wi-Fi to get child porn

Aug. 7, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man previously convicted of possessing child pornography used the Wi-Fi network at a restaurant to access and distribute child pornography again, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Rhode Island said. Police arrested Vincent J. Siravo, 40, of Westerly, on Tuesday, and he...

Child sex abuse convictions reversed over disputed theory

Aug. 5, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

New Jersey’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the reversal of several child sex abuse convictions in which experts testified about a now-disputed theory, in a ruling that could affect dozens of other similar cases. The justices concluded 7-0 that a 2018 state Supreme Court ruling restricting the use of a...

Man who assaulted infant gets 12 more years for forgery

Aug. 3, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man convicted of sexually assaulting an infant has been resentenced to 16 years in prison after it was discovered that he forged letters of support for his original sentencing. Thirty-five-year-old Andrew Glasser was initially given four years in prison after entering an...

Officials: Maryland man charged with sexual abuse of minor

Jul. 31, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

WESTMINISTER, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been charged with sexually abusing a minor in her home while her mother was not present. Larry Fincham, 58, of Union Bridge was arrested Tuesday, according to a statement from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. It came a day after investigators from the office...

FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of fundamentalist Mexico-based church La Luz del Mundo, appears in Los Angeles County Superior Court. California on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, charged the leader of a Mexican megachurch with child rape and human trafficking, months after a court dismissed the previous allegations because of prosecution errors. García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, was charged with three dozen felony counts  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Child rape charges refiled against Mexican megachurch leader

Jul. 31, 2020 1:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Wednesday charged the leader of a Mexican megachurch with child rape and human trafficking, months after a court dismissed the previous allegations because of prosecution errors. Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, was...

FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of fundamentalist Mexico-based church La Luz del Mundo, appears in Los Angeles County Superior Court. California on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, charged the leader of a Mexican megachurch with child rape and human trafficking, months after a court dismissed the previous allegations because of prosecution errors. García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, was charged with three dozen felony counts  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Mexican megachurch leader charged again with child rape

Jul. 31, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Wednesday charged the leader of a Mexican megachurch with child rape and human trafficking, months after a court dismissed the previous allegations because of prosecution errors. Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, was...

FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Stephen T. Parshall. A federal child exploitation charge has been added to conspiracy and firearms counts against Marshall, accused with two other men of plotting terrorism attacks during Las Vegas protests in May. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP,File)

Man in Vegas terror case charged with US child abuse count

Jul. 30, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have added a child exploitation charge to conspiracy and firearms counts against a Las Vegas man accused with two others of plotting terrorism attacks during Las Vegas protests about race and police policies. Stephen Thomas Parshall, 36, is in federal custody, and earlier...

FILE- This undated inmate identification photo released Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows former Waterbury, Conn., Mayor Philip Giordano. Giordano, who is serving a 37-year sentence in a South Carolina prison for child sexual abuse, is asking to be released early because of the health risks he faces from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hartford Courant reported Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Connecticut Department of Correction via AP, File)

Former Waterbury mayor seeks release from prison for COVID

Jul. 29, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut mayor who is serving a 37-year sentence in a South Carolina prison for child sexual abuse is asking to be released early because of the health risks he faces from the COVID-19 pandemic. Philip A. Giordano, the former mayor of Waterbury, as well as a former...