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Ethics panel to eye rape complaint against Idaho lawmaker

Apr. 16, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legislative ethics committee is investigating a rape complaint against an Idaho state lawmaker. Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, a freshman Republican from Lewiston, denied the allegation. His attorney has called for the ethics investigation to be...

Ex-teacher charged with raping 13-year-old student

Apr. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

HUDSON, Mass. (AP) — A former middle school teacher in Massachusetts pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges that she repeatedly raped a student nearly a decade ago. Caitlin Harding, 37, of Wellesley, was arraigned by videoconference on multiple charges of child rape...

Second jury convicts Rapid City man of assaulting 3 girls

Apr. 16, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man accused of sexually assaulting three young girls in Pennington County has been convicted after his first trial ended when the jury could not unanimously agree on his guilt or innocence. Teddy Guzman, 38, was found guilty of...

Human trafficking sting in Ohio results in 93 arrests

Apr. 16, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A two-day human trafficking sting staged at hotels across central Ohio resulted in nearly 100 arrests, the state attorney general's office announced Friday. The sting also marked the first time that people trying to buy sex were charged with...

Omaha man pleads to count in fatal shooting of sex offender

Apr. 16, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and a gun charge in the shooting death last year of a registered sex offender. James Fairbanks, 44, entered the plea Thursday in the May 14 shooting death of 64-year-old Mattieo Condoluci,...

Green Bay teacher charged with sexually assaulting students

Apr. 16, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay elementary school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting three of his second grade students. A criminal complaint against 46-year-old David Villareal also says the school district knew about allegations of inappropriate...

Former Maine corrections officer charged with sexual abuse

Apr. 15, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine corrections officer turned himself in to investigators on Thursday after facing charges of sexually abusing a former inmate. Jonathan Williams, 30, was charged with gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and unlawful sexual...

Former Nebraska football player acquitted of sex assault

Apr. 15, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A jury has acquitted former Nebraska football player Katerian LeGrone of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old fellow student in 2019. The Lancaster County jury returned the verdict Thursday, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. LeGrone had been charged...

Son, father appear in court for hearing in 1996 killing

Apr. 15, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California college student charged with murder in the 1996 disappearance of classmate Kristin Smart and the defendant's father, who is accused of helping hide the young woman's body, made their first court appearance Thursday but did not enter pleas. ...

Georgia sheriff's investigator indicted on sex crime charges

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

QUITMAN, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia sheriff's investigator has been indicted for rape, incest and child molestation. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the indictment Wednesday, saying 44-year-old Will Cope of Quitman resigned after he was arrested. ...