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Court filings: Probe of billionaire Sanford remains open

Jan. 11, 2022 19:58 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota attorney general's office and the lawyer for billionaire banker and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford have confirmed in recent court filings that an investigation into Sanford for possible possession of child pornography is still ongoing. The...

Former police dispatcher pleads guilty to child porn charges

Jan. 07, 2022 13:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former dispatcher for a Massachusetts police department has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges, federal prosecutors said Friday. Spencer Hughes, 33, of Randolph, pleaded guilty Thursday to receipt of child pornography and possession of child...

Russia extends prison term for researcher of Stalin purges

Dec. 27, 2021 06:25 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday extended the prison term handed to an activist who investigated Stalin-era repression to 15 years on what he says are trumped-up charges. Yuri Dmitriyev, 65, rose to prominence after uncovering mass graves of victims of Stalinist repressions....

Privacy lawsuit filed by Duggar sisters set for April trial

Dec. 23, 2021 17:47 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A federal trial has been reset for April in a case brought by four sisters of Josh Duggar who sued over the release of records from a police investigation that concluded the former reality television star fondled them. The trial was set for early December,...

Former judge gets 9 years for distributing child porn

Dec. 23, 2021 08:32 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former juvenile court judge to nine years in prison for distributing child pornography. U.S. District Judge James Peterson sentenced former Milwaukee County Children's Court Judge Brett Blomme on Wednesday on two counts of...

American ex-priest in East Timor found guilty of sex abuse

Dec. 23, 2021 01:27 AM EST

OECUSSE, East Timor (AP) — A defrocked American priest accused of sexually abusing orphaned and disadvantaged young girls under his care in East Timor was found guilty Tuesday and sentenced to 12 years in prison, in the first case of its kind in the staunchly Catholic nation. ...

Man who organized online child porn groups gets prison time

Dec. 18, 2021 11:05 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced in Atlanta to serve more than 12 years in federal prison for organizing online groups to share child pornography where users were encouraged to “share pictures and videos of all things taboo.” Michael Stephen Autry, of Brownwood,...

Former school counselor indicted on more child porn counts

Dec. 16, 2021 11:17 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia elementary school counselor has been indicted on more child pornography charges, according to court documents. Todd Roatsey, 42, of Elkview was charged with nine counts including using two girls to produce child porn, according to new...

Disgraced ex-Montana police chief cleared of sex assault

Dec. 11, 2021 14:34 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana police chief who pled guilty to a federal child pornography charge this week has now been cleared of separate sexual assault allegations investigated by the state. The Montana Attorney General’s Office Division of Criminal Investigation...

Reality TV’s Josh Duggar convicted of child porn possession

Dec. 09, 2021 13:19 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar was immediately taken into custody Thursday after a federal jury convicted him of downloading and possessing child pornography. The jury in Fayetteville, about 140 miles (225 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock, found...