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Florida sheriff to investigate Epstein's work release

Jul. 19, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff launched an investigation Friday into whether his department properly monitored the wealthy financer Jeffrey Epstein while he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from underage girls. The inquiry will focus on whether deputies assigned to monitor Epstein in a...

OB-GYN's license still suspended amid misconduct complaints

Jul. 19, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge says she won't block a state board's decision to suspend the medical license of an OB-GYN physician who faces several complaints about sexual misconduct. The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure on July 10 temporarily suspended the license of Dr. Walter Ray...

Lawsuit: Kansas woman mechanic sexually harassed

Jul. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman mechanic filed a lawsuit against her former employer, accusing others at the company of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation. The lawsuit, filed July 12 in Kansas District Court, said the woman's supervisor and co-workers at Moore Freight Service regularly...

Female Mesa officers to sue city over sexual harassment

Jul. 18, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Several female Mesa police officers who say a male supervisor should have been fired for sexual harassment plan to sue. Attorneys for six officers and a male officer's wife announced Thursday a filing of a notice of claim against the city and its police department. A claim is a precursor...

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

Jul. 18, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge who denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday said he poses a danger to the public and seems to still have an uncontrollable urge for sexual conduct with or in the presence of underage girls. Epstein, 66, also might use his "great wealth...

The Latest: Politicians praise Jeffrey Epstein's bail ruling

Jul. 18, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 2 p.m. A U.S. senator and a Florida congresswoman are praising a federal judge's decision to keep financier Jeffrey Epstein behind bars. Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary...

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...

The Latest: Spacey case sank by accuser's refusal to testify

Jul. 17, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the decision to drop the charge accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man in 2016 (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Prosecutors say they were forced to drop the indecent assault and battery charge against Kevin Spacey because of the accuser's decision to invoke his right not to...

Lawsuit faults Boys Club in 1970s sexual abuse

Jul. 17, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys have announced a second lawsuit against a local affiliate of the Boys and Girls Club of America that alleges it overlooked sexual abuse of a minor in the 1970s and 80s at the hands of a now-deceased local director. Attorneys Brad Hall and Levi Monagle on Wednesday announced...

Report alleges misconduct by Florida banking regulator

Jul. 17, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A state investigator says there is sufficient evidence that Florida's top banking regulator abused public office amid allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct. The Office of Financial Regulation's inspector general released a report Wednesday detailing his conclusions...