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California man sentenced after traveling to abuse children

Jan. 21, 2021 6:51 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who authorities said traveled across the country to sexually abuse children, including a 6-year-old girl drugged by her mother, was sentenced Thursday to federal prison. Daniel Seibert, 29, of Lake Forest was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison....

Commissioner pleads guilty to possessing child rape images

Jan. 21, 2021 5:31 PM EST

WOODINVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A suburban Seattle water district commissioner has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in a U.S. District Court in Seattle. U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran said Wednesday that Woodinville Water District Commissioner Dale Knapinski, 67, was indicted in November 2019. ...

Idaho man sentenced to 25 years for child pornography

Jan. 21, 2021 12:42 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. Andrew Neil Smith, a 33-year-old Caldwell resident, was sentenced Wednesday. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Smith to serve 10 years of supervised release following his...

Sheriff: Tucson inmate hospitalized with COVID-19 dies

Jan. 18, 2021 3:45 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona inmate who was hospitalized with COVID-19 has died. The Pima County Sheriff's Department said the 70-year-old inmate died Monday. Deputy James T. Allerton said the sheriff's department is not releasing the inmate's name yet but said he had long-term preexisting medical...

Prosecutors: man raped woman at gunpoint, filmed encounter

Jan. 17, 2021 5:24 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint after meeting her online. The Jackson County prosecutor's office said Sunday that Jamen Jackson, 23, has been charged with sexual assault and possession of child pornography. According to court...

Undercover investigation leads to arrest of Kentucky teacher

Jan. 15, 2021 12:31 PM EST

BROWNSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teacher accused of requesting sexually explicit images from a detective posing as a juvenile has been arrested. William Oneal Lindsey, 29, of Brownsville was charged Wednesday in a federal criminal complaint that accuses him of attempted production of child pornography...

Philadelphia woman gets prison for seducing boy online

Jan. 14, 2021 7:02 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman is going to prison after authorities said she pretended online to be her daughter in order to seduce a Florida boy and then convinced him to try to kill himself. A federal judge sentenced Linda Paolini, 45, to 35 years in prison and ordered her to pay more than...

South Florida pediatrician arrested on child porn charges

Jan. 13, 2021 1:44 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — During a bond hearing on Wednesday, a judge a South Florida pediatrician to stay away from children following his arrest on child pornography charges. Judge Corey Amanda Cawthon set bond at $30,000 for Dr. Michael Mizrachy, 49. He will be allowed supervised visitation with his...

Man who made secret recordings in restroom pleads guilty

Jan. 12, 2021 10:44 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man who authorities say secretly recorded boys using the restrooms at a city high school has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, federal prosecutors say. Eric Tran Thai, 36, faces up to 15 years in prison under the terms of a plea agreement, according to statement Tuesday...

Priest who spoke at Sen. Kennedy's funeral denies sex abuse

Jan. 12, 2021 10:13 AM EST

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest who delivered the homily at U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy's funeral in 2009 has pleaded not guilty to child sexual abuse. The Rev. Mark Hession was released on $2,500 bail Monday after his arraignment in Barnstable Superior Court in Massachusetts on two counts of...