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Man sent to prison for child sexual abuse

Dec. 09, 2021 09:13 AM EST

SWEET HOME, Ore. (AP) — A Sweet Home man who pleaded guilty to child sex abuse has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Linn County Circuit Court Judge Brendan Kane on Wednesday sentenced Grady Nading to 12.5 years in prison for three counts of first-degree sexual...

Ex-Maui officer who admitted sex solicitation arrested again

Dec. 08, 2021 18:42 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Maui police officer who was scheduled to report to federal prison next month for soliciting sex from a woman he pulled over has been arrested for offering money to have sex with a 13-year-old girl. Last month, a U.S. judge sentenced Brandon Saffeels to 2...

Jury begins deliberating in Josh Duggar child porn trial

Dec. 08, 2021 18:22 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A federal jury in Arkansas has begun deliberations in the trial of former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who is accused of receiving and possessing child pornography. The jury deliberated for about five hours Wednesday, a week after the trial began in...

Ex-Montana police chief pleads guilty to child porn charge

Dec. 07, 2021 21:58 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana police chief pleaded guilty Tuesday to distributing child pornography via social media, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Montana said. William Daly Harrington, 43, entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, who...

Both sides rest in Josh Duggar child pornography trial

Dec. 07, 2021 21:52 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The defense rested Tuesday in the Arkansas federal trial of former reality TV star Josh Duggar after a prosecutor sharply questioned a computer expert during the state’s cross-examination. Duggar, 33, is charged with receiving and possessing child...

Duggar trial focusing on computer where child porn was found

Dec. 03, 2021 17:40 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A computer used by Josh Duggar at work contained child pornography behind a partition that allowed the user to circumvent an application that monitors internet use, and metadata indicates the images were downloaded when the former reality TV star was working,...

10 to life for Reno woman guilty of teen prostitution crime

Dec. 02, 2021 20:13 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 28-year-old Nevada woman faces 10 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in federal court in Montana to transporting a minor to engage in prostitution. Federal prosecutors say Ashley Stella of Reno admitted she brought a 16-year-old girl from...

Former Alabama deputy pleads guilty to child porn charges

Dec. 01, 2021 15:00 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama sheriff's deputy indicted earlier this year on multiple child pornography charges has pleaded guilty and will serve one year in custody, prosecutors said Wednesday. Phillip Wayne Humphries, who was a patrol officer with the...

Past molestation evidence allowed in Duggar child porn trial

Dec. 01, 2021 14:45 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jurors in former reality TV star Josh Duggar's trial on child pornography charges can hear evidence that he admitted to molesting four girls nearly 20 years ago, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks rejected a...

Josh Duggar trial to begin over child pornography charges

Nov. 30, 2021 07:26 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jury selection was set to begin Tuesday in former reality TV star Josh Duggar's trial over federal child pornography charges. Duggar, who appeared in TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” was charged in April with two counts of downloading and...