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Illinois man gets life in prison for killing Chinese scholar

Jul. 18, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former University of Illinois doctoral student is facing life in prison for the rape and murder of a 26-year-old scholar from China whom he abducted from a bus stop near campus in 2017, after a federal jury said Thursday that they failed to agree on sentencing him to death. The jurors...

The Latest: Illinois face gets life in prison for killing

Jul. 18, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing deliberations in scholar's slaying (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A former University of Illinois doctoral student is facing life in prison in the abduction, rape and killing of a scholar from China after a federal jury failed to agree on a death sentence. The...

Greek police name suspect in US scientist's killing, rape

Jul. 18, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have identified a suspect accused of the brutal killing and rape of American scientist Suzanne Eaton. In a statement Thursday, police identified the man as 27-year-old Yiannis Paraskakis, from the port of Chania on the island of Crete. Police have published...

Kevin Spacey's legal woes persist even with groping case out

Jul. 18, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Spacey's legal woes are not over, despite the collapse of the only criminal case brought against the two-time Oscar winner since he became mired in sexual misconduct allegations. The former "House of Cards" star is still being investigated in London and Los Angeles over several...

Cyprus detains 12 Israelis for 8 days over alleged rape

Jul. 18, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus court has ordered 12 Israelis vacationing on the east Mediterranean island nation to remain in police custody for eight days after a 19-year-old British woman alleged that she was raped. Judge Tonia Nicolaou removed reporters from the hearing Thursday because some of the...

Idaho man exonerated in decades-old killing

Jul. 18, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A man who spent two decades behind bars for the killing of an eastern Idaho woman after making a false confession has been exonerated. Bonneville County Judge Alan Stephens on Wednesday vacated Christopher Tapp's murder conviction. "I'm thankful that I've been given this second...

Man convicted of raping children in Cascade County trial

Jul. 18, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Cascade County jury has found a 48-year-old man guilty of six felony charges after four children accused him of sexually abusing them. The Great Falls Tribune reports the jury convicted Scott Wayne Ellison Wednesday of three counts of sexual assault against children, two counts...

Photographer indicted on child pornography charges

Jul. 18, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A photographer arrested in 2018 after authorities said he raped underage models was charged with coercing six minor victims in Oregon to engage in child pornography. The Statesman Journal reports that U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced Wednesday that Robert Arnold Koester, 52, was...

Former Alabama youth pastor sentenced for child sex abuse

Jul. 18, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama youth pastor has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl. The Tuscaloosa News reports 37-year-old Christopher Cody Stutts pleaded guilty Tuesday to abusing a child younger than 12. Four other charges, including rape and sodomy were...

Teacher accused of sex crimes against North Carolina student

Jul. 18, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A teacher in North Carolina is being accused of having sex with a female student. News outlets report 43-year-old Brian Jacob Weavil was charged Wednesday with statutory sex offense of a child, taking indecent liberties, and sex offense involving a teacher against a student. A...