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Dad who was smoking pot pleads guilty to child's heat death

May. 27, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder by domestic violence in the 2019 death of his 20-month-old daughter whom he left alone in his hot car while he was smoking marijuana at a friend's residence in Lake Havasu City. Under a plea agreement with...

Man pleads guilty to assaulting baby son before he died

May. 27, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

A Bozeman man who was initially charged with negligent homicide in the August death of his 7-month-old son has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Vincent Leroy Garbe pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony assault on a minor for an earlier incident, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. The baby’s cause of...

This image provided by the Roane County Jail shows Michael Anthony Gray Sr. Gray and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, face charges after police found the skeletal remains of a girl buried in their yard. The Roane County, Tenn., couple, arrested on Monday, May 25, 2020, are charged with aggravated child abuse, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated child neglect and abuse of a corpse, authorities said.  (Roane County Jail via AP)

Warrants describe nightmarish child abuse case in Tennessee

May. 27, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — Arrest warrants in a Tennessee couple's abuse case describe a hellish existence for four children in their legal custody, a nightmare that finally ended after a little boy was spotted walking alone along a Roane County road. Passersby called 911, and a responding officer began...

Philippine court convicts American of online child abuse

May. 27, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has sentenced an American to life in prison on charges of sexually exploiting Filipino children using webcams to sell videos, photos and livestreams to buyers abroad, an official said Wednesday. National Bureau of Investigation official Janet Francisco said the...

Stockton man charged with child-abuse death of daughter, 7

May. 27, 2020 5:49 AM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A Stockton man was charged with the child-abuse death of his 7-year-old daughter, who was found in the garage of the Central Valley home, authorities said. Billy Dee Williams, 30, was arrested Saturday after officers were sent to check on the child's welfare at a home on Candlewood...

Wichita officer charged with indecent liberties with a child

May. 26, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police officer has been charged with child sex crimes for incidents that allegedly happened in 2012 before he became an officer, the department announced Tuesday. Sedgwick County prosecutor charged Officer Joshua Hageman with two counts of indecent liberties with a child. ...

These undated photos released by the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Police Department show Tony, left, and Miracle Crook. Authorities searching for the two Tulsa, Okla., children who have been missing since Friday, May 22, 2020, were knocking on doors and stopping drivers at their apartment complex Monday, May 25. (Tulsa Police Department via AP)

Sonar used to search Oklahoma pond for 2 missing children

May. 26, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Searchers used sonar on Tuesday to examine a Tulsa pond for two young children last seen days ago with their noncustodial mother, who was arrested after being questioned about their disappearance. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Tulsa firefighters joined Tulsa police in searching a pond...

Couple arrested after child's remains found buried in yard

May. 26, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee couple is facing charges after skeletal remains of a child were found buried in their yard. Michael Anthony Gray Sr., 63, and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, 60, were arrested Monday, 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson said in a statement to news outlets....

FILE - This Feb. 27, 2018 file photo, Australian Malka Leifer, right, is brought to a courtroom in Jerusalem. An Israeli court ruled Tuesday, May 26, 2020, that Leifer who is wanted on pedophilia charges in Australia, is fit to stand trial for extradition. The ruling capped a years-long legal battle in the case of Leifer, a former educator who is accused of sexually abusing former students. She has been fighting extradition from Israel for six years and the legal wrangle to bring her before an Australian court has caused a diplomatic strain between the two allies. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

Israeli court: Alleged child sex abuser fit to stand trial

May. 26, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court Tuesday ruled that a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her students in Australia is fit to stand trial for extradition, capping a years-long battle that has strained relations between the two allies and angered Australia's pro-Israel Jewish community. The ruling...

These undated photos released by the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Police Department show Tony, left, and Miracle Crook. Authorities searching for the two Tulsa, Okla., children who have been missing since Friday, May 22, 2020, were knocking on doors and stopping drivers at their apartment complex Monday, May 25. (Tulsa Police Department via AP)

Tulsa police hunt for missing kids, 3 and 2; mother arrested

May. 25, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police searching for two small Oklahoma children who have been missing for days on Monday knocked on doors and stopped drivers at an apartment complex in Tulsa, after sending dive teams into nearby ponds. Police said 3-year-old Miracle Crook and 2-year-old Tony Crook of Tulsa were last...