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Bail $300K for former 'Dances With Wolves' actor in sex case

Feb. 08, 2023 14:51 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday set bail at $300,000 for a former “Dances With Wolves” actor charged in Nevada with sexually abusing and trafficking Indigenous women and girls. North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Craig Newman said Nathan Chasing Horse must...

Pretrial detention change could cost New Mexico $15M a year

Feb. 07, 2023 14:31 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed state Senate bill that calls for people accused of certain violent crimes to remain jailed without bond until trial could cost New Mexico up to $15.3 million annually, according to a legislative analysis obtained by a newspaper. The Santa Fe New...

Israeli principal on trial in Australia in child sex abuse

Feb. 07, 2023 05:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A former principal at a Jewish girls' school in the Australian city of Melbourne will go on trial Wednesday on 29 charges of child sex abuse. Malka Leifer, a 56-year-old Israeli citizen, has pleaded not guilty in the Victoria state County Court of the...

'Dances With Wolves' actor charged in Nevada sex abuse case

Feb. 07, 2023 01:59 AM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A former “Dances With Wolves” actor accused of sexually abusing Indigenous girls and women for two decades in multiple states has been charged in Nevada for crimes that prosecutors said occurred in the Las Vegas-area starting in 2012. Nathan Chasing...

Man held for California school fight, gun threat to students

Feb. 04, 2023 14:01 PM EST

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A man who allegedly punched three players during a girls' high school basketball game in Corona, California, and then pulled a gun on other students has been arrested, police said. Thaddis Brooks, 39, of Perris, was arrested Thursday in connection with a...

Ex-pop star Gary Glitter freed from UK prison

Feb. 03, 2023 08:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former pop star Gary Glitter was released from prison in England on Friday after serving half of a 16-year prison sentence for sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s. The 79-year-old singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was freed from a prison in Dorset, in...

'Dances With Wolves' actor remains jailed in sex abuse case

Feb. 02, 2023 17:36 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A former “Dances With Wolves” actor accused of sexually abusing Indigenous girls and leading a cult must remain held without bail until his next court hearing, a judge ordered Thursday morning. Nathan Chasing Horse, 46, faces charges of sex...

Judges vacates woman's sentence in baby's neglect death

Feb. 02, 2023 16:06 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck woman sentenced to prison after the death of her 3-week-old baby will receive a new trial after a judge found her attorney gave her improper advice when persuading her to plead guilty. District Court Judge Daniel Borgen on Tuesday vacated the...

Mourners call Australian Cardinal Pell victim of injustice

Feb. 02, 2023 06:20 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Mourners at the Sydney funeral for Australian Cardinal George Pell, who was once the most senior Catholic convicted of sex abuse, remembered him Thursday as a victim of a campaign to punish him regardless of his guilt. Meanwhile, a few hundred protesters yelled...

West Virginia House OKs bill expanding advocate's authority

Feb. 01, 2023 15:37 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to expand the authority of the state foster care advocate to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect. Before the 100-member House voted in unison in favor, Deputy House Speaker...