Latest Crimes against children News

Ex-Peoria police officer's child porn conviction reinstated

Oct. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has reinstated a former Peoria police officer's child pornography conviction, finding that an appellate court erred when it ordered a new trial two years ago. A jury convicted John McCavitt in 2016 of possession of child...

Day care owner gets 6 years for hiding 26 kids in basement

Oct. 22, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado day care owner convicted of misdemeanor child abuse and other crimes for keeping 26 children hidden in a basement was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison. Carla Faith was only licensed to care for up to six children and...

US Marshals: 8 missing kids found, 18 sex offenders arrested

Oct. 22, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight missing or endangered children were rescued and 18 sex offenders were arrested during recent investigations around New Orleans, the U.S. Marshals Service says. Two operations led by the Eastern District of Louisiana New Orleans Task Force ran...

Investigation into Maine child deaths yields recommendations

Oct. 21, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An independent organization that investigated the deaths of five children in a single month issued a series of recommendations Friday, and a state lawmaker quickly criticized them for not going far enough. Casey Family Services recommended that...

FBI: 1 person found dead after standoff at Portland home

Oct. 21, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The FBI say sone person was found dead in a Portland, Oregon, home Thursday morning after a standoff. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the FBI says it was unclear how the person died. No law enforcement agencies used force during the standoff in...

Offender with commuted sentence pleads guilty to new charge

Oct. 21, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A man who was charged by federal prosecutors with producing child pornography after former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin commuted his state sex crime convictions has entered a guilty plea. Dayton Jones, 27, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, pleaded guilty...

Bail denied for California mom in drunken teen party case

Oct. 20, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bail was denied Wednesday for a former Silicon Valley mother accused of hosting alcohol-fueled parties for her teenage son and his friends where she encouraged them to drink and have sex with intoxicated underage girls. Shannon Marie O'Connor, 47,...

Missing boy's mother, man, plead not guilty to charges

Oct. 20, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The mother of a missing 5-year-old New Hampshire boy and a man who was arrested with her in New York pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to witness tampering and child endangerment charges as authorities continue to search for the child. Meanwhile,...

Lawrence man charged in shooting that killed toddler

Oct. 20, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 2-year-old last month. Bishop Mendoza, 21, was charged Tuesday in the death of a boy, Legend King, at a Lawrence home on Sept. 17. Police said at the time the...

R. Kelly's Chicago trial on federal sex charges set Aug. 1

Oct. 20, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered R&B superstar R. Kelly to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges next year after the scheduled sentencing for his conviction in an earlier sex trafficking trial in New York. ...