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Child care aide charged in additional sex assaults

Oct. 19, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — Court documents say an early childhood education aide in Delaware already charged with sexually assaulting two girls has been accused in two more cases. The News Journal reports the new allegations against 28-year-old Head Start aide Timothy K. McCrary are contained in an indictment...

Pennsylvania sports doc faces new misconduct charge

Oct. 18, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania sports medicine doctor set to stand trial on charges he sexually harassed several patients has been hit with a new accusation of inappropriate touching. Dr. William Vollmar was charged with corruption of minors and indecent assault. WGAL-TV reports that a man now in his...

Baby sitter convicted of murder in fatal beating of toddler

Oct. 18, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

JESREY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A baby sitter accused of fatally beating a toddler has been convicted of murder. Hudson County prosecutors say Andrew Howard-French was also convicted Thursday of child endangerment and endangering an injured victim. The verdicts were made public Friday. The counts against the...

Ex-Texas federal agent pleads guilty to child porn charges

Oct. 18, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former federal agent in Texas has pleaded guilty to charges that he produced child pornography, including videos of himself sexually assaulting a minor. Thirty-seven-year-old Vernon Lee Millican of Leakey pleaded guilty Thursday in a San Antonio court to one count of production of...

Nanny gets 20 years for sex abusing child, having his baby

Oct. 18, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former live-in nanny has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a Florida child. She later gave birth to the boy's son. News outlets report 28-year-old Marissa Mowry was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to sexual battery and agreeing to be...

2 arrested, man accused of attacking officer in Watertown

Oct. 18, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Police say a domestic assault call in Watertown led to two arrests for child abuse, drug charges and a racially-motivated attack on an officer. The 48-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were arrested at their apartment Wednesday night after police say they found marijuana plants, a...

Florida man arrested on molestation charge at Disney park

Oct. 18, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a man has been arrested at a Walt Disney World Resort park after two minors accused him of touching them inappropriately. The Orlando Sentinel reports 50-year-old James Jones has been charged with molestation. Deputies say one of the victims told...

12 women say they were abused as children at school for deaf

Oct. 17, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Twelve women say in a lawsuit that they were sexually abused as children while attending a prestigious school for the hearing impaired. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday against the New York School for the Deaf, alleges that a now-deceased dormitory housemaster, Joseph Casucci,...

Florida pastor facing sexual abuse charges released on bond

Oct. 17, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A pastor and popular Christian radio show host in Florida has been released on bond as he faces charges he raped a child from his church numerous times over five years. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Rev. Bryan Fulwider was released Wednesday night after posting a $700,000 bond....

Kentucky superintendent pleads not guilty to bribery charge

Oct. 17, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky school administrators pleaded not guilty to charges they improperly handled sexual abuse allegations against a teacher. The State Journal reports Franklin County Superintendent Mark Kopp and Bondurant Middle School Principal Whitney Allison entered pleas Tuesday. Kopp is...