Latest Child abuse News

Man held in alleged sex assault of child at Michigan school

Sep. 17, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man sexually assaulted a child inside a secluded part of a Michigan middle school while the building was open for a meeting. The Ann Arbor News reports 44-year-old Johnathan James Green of Ann Arbor was arrested last week on charges including first-degree criminal...

Man sentenced to 25 years for child sex abuse

Sep. 17, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Aurora man will spend 25 years in jail for the sexual abuse of two children from 2015 to 2017 in two counties. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 36-year-old Andrew Heininge agreed to a plea deal Monday. He was convicted in Multnomah County Circuit Court on one count of rape, one...

Jurors deadlock in trial of priest accused of molestation

Sep. 17, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jurors have deadlocked in the trial of a suspended Kansas priest charged with molesting a child. The Wyandotte County prosecutor's office says jurors were unable to reach a verdict Monday in the case against the Rev. Scott Kallal. The 37-year-old was tried on two felony counts of...

Trial opens against controversial Turkish televangelist

Sep. 17, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A controversial Turkish Islamic televangelist and cult leader has gone on trial on more than a dozen charges, including forming a criminal gang, blackmail and sexual abuse of minors. The trial against Adnan Oktar and 225 of his followers or associates opened in Istanbul on Tuesday. They...

Most senior Catholic pedophile appeals Australia convictions

Sep. 17, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children lodged an appeal in Australia's highest court on Tuesday against his convictions in the molestation of two choirboys in a cathedral more than two decades ago. The High Court registry confirmed that Cardinal...

Tucson sex offender convicted of seeking minors via app

Sep. 17, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A registered sex offender in Tucson has been convicted of soliciting minors and downloading child porn. The Arizona Attorney General's Office said Monday that a jury convicted 44-year-old Patrick Michael Winkler on 16 counts related to sexually exploiting a minor. Prosecutors say...

Mexican tycoon arrested when boat kills son by San Francisco

Sep. 16, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

TIBURON, Calif. (AP) — A member of one of Mexico's wealthiest families was arrested on manslaughter charges after his 11-year-old son died on a family boating trip in the San Francisco Bay, police said Monday. Javier A. Burillo, 57, was arrested Sunday at his multimillion-dollar home in the bay front...

The Latest: Arrested man is from wealthy Mexican family

Sep. 16, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

TIBURON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on father arrested in San Francisco Bay Area boating death (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Property records show that a man arrested on manslaughter charges after his 11-year-old son was thrown overboard from a boat and killed by the vessel is a member of one of the richest...

Lawyer: Ex-Wisconsin nurse to plead guilty to hurting babies

Sep. 16, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A defense attorney says a former Wisconsin nurse is prepared to plead guilty to hurting infants in a Madison hospital's intensive care unit. Forty-three-year-old Christopher Kaphaem faces 19 felony child abuse counts involving nine infants. WKOW-TV reports Kaphaem's attorney, Jonas...

North Carolina man pleads guilty to 50 child sex charges

Sep. 16, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to 50 child sexual assault charges and could serve up to 40 years in prison. News outlets report 41-year-old Jason Lee Ramsey of Rocky Point entered guilty pleas on Monday in New Hanover County Superior Court. Prosecutors said Ramsey...