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Oklahoma fugitives accused of child abuse found in Missouri

Aug. 23, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police and the U.S. Marshals Service have found and taken into custody two people wanted on child abuse and other charges after authorities in Oklahoma last month found one of their children dead and three others in critical condition. Police announced in a tweet that Hakim...

Ex-Emporia chiropractor acquitted of 2 sex-related charges

Aug. 23, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a former Emporia chiropractor on two of three charges alleging sex crimes against patients. Eric Hawkins was found not guilty Friday of aggravated sexual battery and rape charges stemming from separate incidents. Hawkins was accused of rape against a...

3 young Michigan boys convicted of raping brothers ages 6, 8

Aug. 23, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Three boys who were 11, 12 and 13 at the time they were charged have been convicted of raping two young brothers, ages 6 and 8. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports a jury of four men and two women found two of the older boys guilty late Thursday of three counts of first-degree...

France opens Epstein-linked rape investigation

Aug. 23, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France opened an investigation on Friday into the alleged rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case, broadening the search to uncover potential victims and accomplices of the financier two weeks after he killed himself. Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said the...

Man accused of sexually assaulting girl multiple times

Aug. 23, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut girl has told police that a man sexually assaulted her more than 50 times. Police say 37-year-old Pawel Dabrowski, of Shelton, has been charged with multiple counts of first-degree sexual assault and illegal sexual contact. The teenager and her mother contacted police...

2 sex abuse charges added against former Pine Ridge doctor

Aug. 23, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota authorities have filed additional child sexual abuse charges against a former Indian Health Services pediatrician. Stanley Patrick Weber is awaiting trial in Rapid City on several charges alleging he sexually abused Native American children while a doctor on the Pine...

Ex-employee at Saint Francis Ministries in Salina charged

Aug. 23, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A former employee of Saint Francis Ministries in Salina is facing 11 charges including rape, sexual exploitation of a child and indecent liberties with a child. The Salina Journal reports Saline County District Court records show Nathaniel McEachin worked for Saint Francis Ministries...

Man who created child pornography gets 40 years in prison

Aug. 23, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man who recorded himself repeatedly raping an unconscious child and possessed one of the largest collections of child pornography ever seized by Rhode Island law enforcement has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Jordan Monroe was sentenced Thursday. The 54-year-old former...

Prosecutor says France opening preliminary investigation of rape of minors, other charges linked to Epstein case

Aug. 23, 2019 9:35 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Prosecutor says France opening preliminary investigation of rape of minors, other charges linked to Epstein case.

Female Kentucky teacher accused of raping 15-year-old boy

Aug. 23, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

DRY RIDGE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in northern Kentucky say a high school science teacher sexually abused one of her 15-year-old male students. News outlets report 23-year-old Kendall Burk was charged this week with four counts of rape and four counts of sodomy. A release from the Grant County Sheriff's...