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Former French swimming champion on trial for child sex abuse

Jan. 21, 2019 11:13 AM EST

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — A former French swimming champion is on trial in southwest France for the alleged rape and sexual abuse of young boys and adolescents during the decade he ran an ice hockey club in northern France. Vincent Leroyer told a jury as his three-day trial got underway in Bordeaux on Monday...

Ex-scout leader sentenced for sexually assaulting teen boys

Jan. 21, 2019 10:45 AM EST

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former Boy Scouts leader in New Jersey who admitted to sexually assaulting three teenage troop members in the 1990s has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Morris County prosecutors say the term imposed Friday on Stephen Corcoran will run concurrent with a seven-year...

Spearfish grandmother faces felony child abuse, drug charges

Jan. 21, 2019 8:42 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A Spearfish woman faces felony child abuse and drug charges after authorities say her grandchild ingested methamphetamine while she was baby-sitting the child. Forty-three-year-old Michelle Humann was arrested Jan. 7 after her 2-year-old grandchild began exhibiting unusual behavior....

Police: Toddler who died was sexual, physical abuse victim

Jan. 20, 2019 5:38 PM EST

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in southwest Virginia say a toddler who died was the victim of both sexual and physical abuse, and accuse the boy's mother and the mother's boyfriend of crimes. Christiansburg Police announced McKenzie Kyle Hellman is now accused of felony murder in the death of 2-year-old...

Wisconsin diocese considers investigation of child sex abuse

Jan. 19, 2019 4:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Madison, Wisconsin, Diocese is considering an investigation into the number of substantiated allegations against clergy of sexual abuse of minors. Diocese spokesman Brent King told the State Journal Friday that staff members were taking steps toward launching an investigation and...

AG: New Jersey priest arrested after sex abuse hotline call

Jan. 19, 2019 11:14 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the arrest of a New Jersey priest on sexual assault charges dating back almost three decades came just two days after a call to the state's clergy abuse hotline. NJ.com reports that the state attorney general's office said the Rev. Thomas Ganley, parochial vicar at St....

Archdiocese removes ex-children's home chief from ministry

Jan. 18, 2019 8:21 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago has removed from ministry the former longtime superintendent of its Maryville Academy for troubled children while it investigates allegations he sexual abused minors. The archdiocese says the allegations date to 2002-03 when the Rev. John Smyth was completing a...

California man charged with murder in 17-month-old's death

Jan. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend's 17-month-old daughter. The Orange County District Attorney's office said Friday that 28-year-old Christopher David Recio of San Clemente was charged with murder and assault on a child likely to...

Police: 4 boys charged with kidnapping, raping girl

Jan. 18, 2019 6:31 PM EST

BEAR, Del. (AP) — Four boys ranging in age from 12 to 14 have been charged with kidnapping and raping a girl in Delaware last month. New Castle County Police said in a release that officers called to a community in Bear on Dec. 11 learned the boys forced the girl into a home and raped her. They say two...

2 West Virginia troopers fired for using excessive force

Jan. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia state troopers accused of beating a 16-year-old male suspect during an arrest have been fired, state police announced Friday. Trooper First Class Derek Walker and Trooper First Class Michael Kennedy have been dismissed after an investigation of the Nov. 19...