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Officer who worked at school charged with child seduction

Sep. 20, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana police officer has been charged with child seduction after authorities say he had an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old girl at a school where he worked. Indiana State Police announced charges against Fort Wayne police Sgt. Andrew Beck that also...

Plea deal reached for Wisconsin fugitive who hid in bunker

Sep. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys have reached a plea deal for a former Wisconsin fugitive who hid out in a makeshift bunker for more than three years. Forty-four-year-old Jeremiah Button was discovered in August living in a bunker powered by solar panels and a pedal generator. Button disappeared in...

Ex-official convicted of child porn charges gets 12 years

Sep. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

WAYNE, Pa. (AP) — A former top official in a Philadelphia suburb who authorities say had thousands of pornographic images of children on various devices, including an iPad issued for government business, has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison. Philip Ahr was sentenced Tuesday. The...

Pennsylvania lawmaker in child porn possession case resigns

Sep. 18, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who is facing child pornography possession charges resigned Wednesday, just hours after his arrest spurred condemnation and calls for him to step down. Sen. Mike Folmer was charged late Tuesday by the state attorney general's office after agents...

The Latest: Lawmaker in child porn possession case resigns

Sep. 18, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a Pennsylvania state lawmaker charged with possessing child pornography (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Senate officials say a Pennsylvania state lawmaker who is facing child pornography possession charges has resigned. Sen. Mike Folmer's apparent resignation Wednesday...

Mariners blank Pittsburgh after Pirates' Vázquez arrested

Sep. 17, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' season has been going downhill since the All-Star break and it got even worse Tuesday night. Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 after Pirates...

Pennsylvania lawmaker facing child porn possession charges

Sep. 17, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker is facing child pornography possession charges after authorities said they executed a search warrant Tuesday on a tip from an online social media provider that the user had uploaded an image using its service. Sen. Mike Folmer was arrested and charged...

School rabbi accused of tricking student to send nude photos

Sep. 17, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities say a rabbi and associate principal at a Jewish private school in the Bronx has been arrested for tricking a 14-year-old boy into sending him nude photos of himself. Jonathan Skolnick was arrested Saturday on charges of child enticement, production, receipt and...

Pirates closer Vázquez arrested on child sex charges

Sep. 17, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vázquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State...

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...