Latest Crimes against children News

Wichita diocese names 15 priests accused of child sex abuse

Sep. 20, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Wichita has published a list naming 15 priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It also on Friday released a letter from Bishop Carl Kemme saying the diocese will soon provide information on the substantiated allegations to the Kansas Bureau of...

Prosecution fines rescinded in Mexican church leader case

Sep. 20, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has rescinded sanctions against two prosecutors whom she said had failed give defense lawyers evidence in a case against a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking. Reconsidering at the request of the California attorney general's...

Police again search landfill for missing 5-year-old SC girl

Sep. 20, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Police say they are again searching a South Carolina landfill for a 5-year-old girl missing since her mother was found dead nearly seven weeks ago. Sumter Police Chief Russel Roark said officers from around the state are working with experts in landfill searches with the National Center...

Mississippi mother charged in murder case against caregiver

Sep. 20, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The mother of a 5-year-old child whose remains appear to have been found in a Mississippi basement faces criminal charges, although police don't believe she killed the boy. Local news outlets report 24-year-old Teasia Warren was charged Thursday with two counts of contributing to the...

Mom accused of trying to kill herself and baby pleads guilty

Sep. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman accused of trying to kill herself and her baby by deliberately crashing her car may avoid any time in jail under the terms of her plea agreement with prosecutors. Julia Alzoubaidi, 35, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony abuse or cruelty to a minor, which is...

Girlfriend of Kansas man who wounded 2 lawmen charged

Sep. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities arrested the girlfriend of a man who fatally shot his father and wounded two Kansas law enforcement officers this spring before killing himself. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that Erin Baker put her 7-year-old in danger by continuing a relationship...

Florida police officer arrested on child porn charges

Sep. 20, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer is accused of possession and distribution of child pornography Federal prosecutors said in a news release that 34-year-old Matthew Enhoffer was arrested Thursday in St. Petersburg, where he is a police officer. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. The...

North Dakota man pleads guilty to beating 20-month-old baby

Sep. 20, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man accused of beating an infant with his fists and shoving the child into walls has pleaded guilty in federal court. Authorities say Jonathan James Hill, of Fort Totten, admitted assaulting the 20-month-old baby on New Year's Day of this year. The infant was intubated and...

Nebraska couple plead guilty in death of malnourished infant

Sep. 20, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska couple has taken a plea deal in the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina, of Louisville (LOO'-iss-vihl), are scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 21. They...

Man sentenced for sexually assaulting child he met online

Sep. 20, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Florida man who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old New Jersey girl at a hotel in Philadelphia last year has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Liam Heim will also be on lifetime supervised release under the sentence imposed Thursday. The 23-year-old St. Petersburg man pleaded...