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Lawsuit faults Boys Club in 1970s sexual abuse

Jul. 17, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys have announced a second lawsuit against a local affiliate of the Boys and Girls Club of America that alleges it overlooked sexual abuse of a minor in the 1970s and 80s at the hands of a now-deceased local director. Attorneys Brad Hall and Levi Monagle on Wednesday announced...

Video shows Trump, Epstein chatting at 1992 Mar-a-Lago party

Jul. 17, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Video footage unearthed by NBC News shows Donald Trump and wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein chatting at a party at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in 1992. NBC said the video posted Wednesday was recorded as part of a profile of Trump, who was newly divorced at the time. It shows the future...

R. Kelly doesn't have freedom, money for this legal battle

Jul. 17, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The difference between R. Kelly's life in 2002 when he was last charged with child sex-related crimes and his arrest last week on even more serious charges was on full display when the R&B singer turned and slowly walked out of court. Each step Tuesday was cut shorter than normal by the...

Former Texas priest gets prison for sexually abusing child

Jul. 16, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has sentenced a former Roman Catholic priest to 18 years in prison for sexually assaulting an altar server over several years. An El Paso County jury sentenced Miguel Luna. Jurors had found the 69-former priest guilty Monday of several charges that include six counts of...

No bail for Mexican megachurch leader in child rape case

Jul. 16, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader of Mexican megachurch La Luz del Mundo was ordered held without bail Tuesday on charges of child rape and human trafficking after a historically high $50 million bail was set earlier in the case. Naasón Joaquín García is a danger to the community and a flight...

Second Utah facility for troubled teens closes in a month

Jul. 16, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Utah (AP) — A company that runs treatment centers for troubled youth is closing a second Utah facility as officials investigate claims of sexual abuse, violence and several other issues with staff at a different facility. Mount Pleasant Academy in central Utah is one of several youth...

West Virginia youth basketball coach charged with sex abuse

Jul. 16, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A youth basketball coach in West Virginia has been charged with sexually abusing one of his players. News outlets cite court documents that show 48-year-old Brian Eugene Kidd of Beckley was charged with six counts of sexual abuse by a parent or custodian. According to the documents,...

Kansas City man convicted of abusing, killing daughter

Jul. 16, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 43-year-old Kansas City man has been convicted of sexually assaulting and killing his 18-year-old daughter. Jerry Bausby was found guilty Monday in the March 2016 death of Daizsa Bausby. He was convicted of second-degree murder, sodomy, incest and sexual abuse. Jackson County...

Maryland ex-fire chief sentenced for trying to entice minor

Jul. 16, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The former chief of a volunteer fire department on Maryland's Eastern Shore has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for attempting to entice a minor. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland says 70-year-old James Morris Jr., of Cordova, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday....

California man gets 30-year child pornography sentence

Jul. 15, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 62-year-old Sacramento man who paid to direct child sex abuse and watch it live through a webcam has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Mark Corum was sentenced Monday for producing and distributing child pornography. Prosecutors say Corum sent people in the...