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Bismarck man given 4 years in prison for assaulting infant

Feb. 26, 2020 7:57 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man has been sentenced to four years in prison for sexually assaulting an infant. Andrew Glasser, 33, entered an Alford plea this week to sexual assault. The plea means Glasser does not admit guilt, but agrees there's enough evidence for a conviction. Prosecutors said the...

Israel's President Reuvin Rivlin, left, and Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison meet at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Rivlin and Morrison discussed an extradition request for a former school principal whose alleged abuse of Australian school girls has cast a shadow over the Israeli leader's visit. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)

Australian and Israeli leaders discuss extradition wrangle

Feb. 26, 2020 6:08 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister and Israel’s president on Wednesday discussed an extradition request for a former school principal whose alleged abuse of dozens of Australian schoolgirls has cast a shadow over the Israeli leader’s visit. Prime Minister Scott...

Mom charged with boiling pets found competent to stand trial

Feb. 26, 2020 12:20 AM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman facing charges she beat and tortured her children and forced them to watch her kill their pets has been found competent to stand trial. State District Court Judge Curtis Gurley recently found Martha Crouch, 54, competent to stand trial and ordered her case...

Man sentenced to life plus 20 years for torturing woman, son

Feb. 25, 2020 9:03 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man convicted of torturing his girlfriend and her 5-year-old son was sentenced to life in prison. Luis Miguel Garcia-Lebron, 30, was sentenced to life plus 20 years on Monday for felony child abuse and aggravated domestic violence, The Hattiesburg American reported....

Diocese adds 3 investigators to revamp clergy abuse response

Feb. 25, 2020 8:06 PM EST

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts diocese designated three new investigators in an effort to revamp its response to clergy abuse allegations. The Diocese of Springfield announced Monday it will expand its response team to include a child welfare worker and two retired police officers. The...

Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey, left, joins Livingston County Sheriff Tony Childress, right, at the state Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Springfield, Ill.,  protesting the end of a practice by the Illinois Department of Corrections to transfer released inmates who have warrants or immigration detainers to Pontiac Correctional Center, where the Kankakee Sheriff's Department picked them up and detained them for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation hearings. Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration says it halted the policy because it violates the state's Trust Act which limits local police agencies' cooperation with federal immigration officials. (AP Photo by John O'Connor)

Sheriffs: Illinois halts transfer of some facing deportation

Feb. 25, 2020 6:28 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Sheriffs' Association said Tuesday that some violent felons who had faced deportation are instead being released into local communities after their prison terms end as a result of a policy change by Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration. Sheriffs Mike Downey of Kankakee...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows James Erin McKinney, who received death sentences after being convicted of murder in two 1991 killings in metro Phoenix. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 rejected a bid by McKinney to seek a new sentencing trial. (Arizona Department of Corrections via AP,File)

US Supreme Court upholds death sentences of Arizona man

Feb. 25, 2020 6:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentences for an Arizona inmate who was convicted of killing two people in home burglaries nearly 30 years ago and now wants a jury to consider abuse he suffered as a child. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, writing for the court's...

Bikers want to help abused children cope

Feb. 25, 2020 3:00 PM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A motorcycle organization is on a mission to make the world safer for victims of child abuse. Members will stand guard outside a child's home whenever they're called, accompany the child for court appearances and be reachable to the child by phone 24/7. The child also receives a vest...

Texarkana pastor accused of sexual assault back in custody

Feb. 25, 2020 2:24 PM EST

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Texarkana pastor accused of sexual misconduct by 13 alleged victims on both sides of the state line is back in custody. Logan Wesley III, 56, is being held in the Bowie County jail on $1.25 million bond after a grand jury this month returned an indictment with 18 felony counts...

Man faces abuse count for shaking ex-girlfriend's foster son

Feb. 25, 2020 2:21 PM EST

REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man accused of shaking his ex-girlfriend's foster child so hard that the infant was hospitalized in critical condition has been charged with felony child abuse. Eddie Davis, 23, of Branson, entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment Monday. He was jailed without bond. No...