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University of Utah football player charged with 3 rapes

Feb. 22, 2020 1:27 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah football player accused of raping a 17-year-old girl is facing additional charges after prosecutors say he also raped two women. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that 20-year-old Terrell Perriman is now charged with eight felonies, including three counts of rape. He...

File-This July 12, 2020, shows the statue of former Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium. Though the statue has been taken down, Penn State and the family of Paterno announced Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, they had resolved “the outstanding issues” that divided them, eight years after he was fired after Jerry Sandusky's child molestation arrest. The university and Paterno's widow, Sue Paterno, both issued statements that Penn State had agreed to pay “certain of the Paterno family's expenses” and wished to move forward. The amount was not disclosed. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Penn State settles 'outstanding issues' with Paterno family

Feb. 21, 2020 5:34 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State and the family of the late head football coach Joe Paterno announced Friday they have resolved their differences eight years after he was fired following Jerry Sandusky's child molestation arrest, although the statue of the revered coach will not return to its place...

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2020 file photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Jonathan Watson. Watson has confessed that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars and says his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP,File)

Inmate says in letter that he killed 2 molesters in prison

Feb. 21, 2020 3:03 PM EST

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate serving a life sentence for murder confessed in a letter that he beat to death two child molesterswith another inmate's cane hours after a prison counselor ignored his urgent warning that he might become violent. In a letter to the Bay Area News Group, Jonathan...

Florida woman guilty in torture death of adopted daughter

Feb. 21, 2020 1:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman pleaded guilty Friday in the torture death of her adopted 10-year-old daughter nine years ago in a deal handing her a life prison sentence in exchange for testimony against her husband. Carmen Barahona, 69, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse...

Nurse sentenced to 13 years in prison for harming infants

Feb. 21, 2020 7:50 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A nurse convicted of injuring nine infants at a Wisconsin hospital has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Christopher Kaphaem pleaded guilty in September to 19 felony counts, including child abuse, for injuries to the babies in the newborn intensive care unit at UnityPoint...

3 charged after 11-year-old gives birth in Missouri bathtub

Feb. 20, 2020 11:50 PM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Three relatives of an 11-year-old girl who gave birth in the bathtub of her suburban St. Louis home are facing criminal charges. An adult female and adult male are charged with child endangerment. A 17-year-old male is charged with incest as well as statutory rape and statutory...

Jury clears hospital in controversial medical abuse case

Feb. 20, 2020 9:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Children’s Hospital wasn't medically negligent in its treatment of a Connecticut teen who spent nearly a year in state custody after doctors suspected her parents of medical child abuse, a jury in Boston concluded Thursday. The verdict in the medical malpractice lawsuit brought...

A woman lights a candle at a monument on the market place during a mourning for the victims of the shooting in Hanau, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. A 43-year-old German man shot and killed nine people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb overnight in attacks that appear to have been motivated by far-right beliefs, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

German gunman calling for genocide kills 9 people

Feb. 20, 2020 9:34 PM EST

HANAU, Germany (AP) — A German who shot and killed nine people of foreign background in a rampage that began at a hookah bar frequented by immigrants had posted an online rant calling for the “complete extermination” of many “races or cultures in our midst,” authorities said...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Boone County Sheriff's Department in Columbia, Mo., shows Joseph Elledge. Prosecutors have charged Elledge, the American husband of a Chinese woman who has been missing since October, 2019, with first-degree murder in her death, even though her body hasn't been found. Elledge, was charged Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, with first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Mengqi Ji. (Boone County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

Police: Missouri man may have strangled missing wife

Feb. 20, 2020 9:32 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators believe a Missouri man may have strangled or suffocated his Chinese wife before she went missing in early October, according to a probable cause statement. Joseph Elledge, of Columbia, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of Mengqi Ji, although...

Deaf survivors of clerical sexual abuse from left, Ezequiel Villalonga, Daniel Oscar Sgardelis, and Claudia Labeguerie, answers reporter's questions at the Foreign Press Association in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. On Wednesday, they had a string of meetings with United Nations human rights officials in Geneva, hoping to build pressure on the Vatican, and Pope Francis himself, to come clean about the crimes committed against them, one year after Pope Francis' summit on clergy abuse. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Abuse survivors seek more progress 1 year after papal summit

Feb. 20, 2020 2:43 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Survivors of church sex abuse have descended on Rome this week, marking the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ summit of church leaders on preventing abuse with calls for more accountability and acknowledgment of their pain. On Thursday, three deaf Argentines marched to St....