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Missouri investigation: 12 ex-clergy could face prosecution

Sep. 13, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday referred 12 former priests for potential criminal prosecution but stopped short of recommending charges against any top church leaders, despite concluding the Roman Catholic Church was involved in "long, sustained and far-reaching cover-up."...

2 accused of trading stolen prescription drugs, child porn

Sep. 11, 2019 2:47 AM EDT

WILLIAMSON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man is accused of trading stolen prescription drugs with a woman in exchange for sexual photos and videos of herself and a minor. News outlets report 31-year-old Jacob West and 27-year-old Kena Reed were indicted Monday on charges including human trafficking and tampering...

Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese releases clergy names

Sep. 6, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Friday released a list of 19 clerics who Bishop James Johnston Jr. said had substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of children against them. Of the 19 clerics named, 13 have died, two have been removed from ministry, and...

April trial date set in R. Kelly's federal case in Chicago

Sep. 4, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge Wednesday set an April 27 trial date in R. Kelly's federal case in Chicago that accuses the R&B star of child pornography and obstruction of justice. But Judge Harry Leinenweber left open the possibility of changing the date later after Kelly attorney Steve Greenberg said having...

Alabama couple gets prison for producing child porn

Sep. 4, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama couple has been sentenced to prison on charges related to producing child porn. A Justice Department statement says 36-year-old Kenneth Earl Hooks got two life sentences and 120 years, to run consecutively. Twenty-eight-year-old Sarah Pauline Morris was sentenced to about...

Suit settled in teen suicide that led to Illinois law change

Aug. 31, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The case of a suburban Chicago teenager who killed himself after being confronted at his high school about whether he made a video of himself having sex with a classmate raised uncomfortable questions about how aggressively school officials should question kids suspected of wrongdoing and...

Notorious child sex abuser reaches new plea in porn case

Aug. 30, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man whose initial 60-day sentence for sexually abusing a child caused outcry has reached a deal in a separate case to plead guilty to possession of child pornography. Mark Hulett, of Ferrisburgh, was charged in May. The plea deal filed Tuesday says the court may impose a...

Former school athletic trainer sentenced in child porn case

Aug. 28, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

MILES CITY, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana high school athletic trainer was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for having child pornography on his computer. District Judge Michael Hayworth said James Jensen's sentence in the state case will follow a 12-year federal term he received last month. In...

Police: Principal arrested on 30 counts of child pornography

Aug. 28, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a vocational school principal was arrested on 30 counts of related child pornography charges. News outlets report 54-year-old Phillip Todd Wilson was arrested Tuesday and charged with 15 counts of distributing child porn and 15 counts of possessing child...

Mother, deputy indicted over filmed sex act involving child

Aug. 27, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Louisiana woman who's accused of performing a sex act on her 1-year-old son, as well as the sheriff's deputy accused of filming it. The Advocate reports the mother had told investigators that Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputy Shaderick Jones coerced her...