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Bridgeport Police officer charged with sexual assault

Jul. 20, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An officer in Connecticut's largest city is being charged with sexual assault after previously being arrested on domestic violence charges. Shelton Police said Saturday they charged 29-year-old Steven Figueroa of Shelton with first-degree sexual assault. A spokesman for the...

Louisiana man convicted of kidnap, torture, sexual abuse

Jul. 20, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man faces a mandatory life sentence after being convicted of kidnapping, torturing and sexually abusing another man. The Advocate reports that jurors convicted 31-year-old Almoine Lemar Powell of Baton Rouge on Friday of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated second-degree...

Shawnee man charged with murder, rape in woman's death

Jul. 20, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A northeastern Kansas man has been charged with first-degree murder, rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in the death of a woman. The Kansas City Star reports that 28-year-old Felipe Chavez Jr., of Shawnee, was charged Saturday in the death of 30-year-old Lucia Frayre, of Kansas City....

Man gets 6 years prison for sex abuse, strangulation

Jul. 20, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A former Seattle man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for sexual abuse, strangulation and other crimes against a woman in Oregon. The Washington County District Attorney's Office says Juan Perales Jr. was sentenced this week after he was convicted in June of sexual...

Former Cochise County jail chaplain loses bid to move trial

Jul. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A former Cochise County jail chaplain has lost his bid to have his upcoming trial on charges accusing him of sexually assaulting female inmates conducted outside the county. Herald/Review Media reported that Superior Court Judge Laura Cardinal denied the motion but said she would...

Ames man indicted of federal child pornography charges

Jul. 19, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa State University graduate student accused of sex crimes during his time at the school has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Jona Shitaleni Paulus, of Ames, was charged Thursday by a grand jury with one count of receiving...

2nd student pleads to lesser charges in high school assault

Jul. 19, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Mo. (AP) — A second southwest Missouri high school graduate charged in an alleged sexual assault of a classmate and the kidnapping another has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Twenty-year-old Chandler Brown, of Highlandville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to peace disturbance, a misdemeanor. He was...

Correction: El Salvador-Massacre story

Jul. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In a story July 18 about new charges related to the 1981 El Mozote massacre in El Salvador, The Associated Press reported erroneously that two military officers were killed in 1984 when the helicopter in which they were flying was fired on by guerrillas. It was blown up by...

Youth baseball coach sentenced for soliciting minor

Jul. 19, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Connecticut youth baseball coach who arranged to meet with a 14-year-old boy to engage in illicit sexual activity has been sentenced to five years in prison. Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Merchant of Woodstock, Connecticut, was sentenced Friday in Providence federal court....

Missouri man sentenced in rape, kidnapping of Kansas deputy

Jul. 19, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a Kansas sheriff's deputy. Brady Newman-Caddell, of Independence, was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty last year to rape, kidnapping and sodomy. William Luth, of Blue Springs, Missouri, was sentenced...