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AG: Pennsylvania defense attorney pressured clients into sex

Aug. 08, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

A defense attorney who used to work as a county prosecutor targeted vulnerable clients for sex, exploiting four women in exchange for legal work he did for them or their family members, the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office said Monday. Corey J. Kolcharno, 47, is charged with...

California court OKs death penalty in '80s sex slave murders

Jul. 28, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and death penalty for one of two men implicated in at least 11 notorious horrific torture-slayings in the mid-1980s in which the duo kept their victims hidden in a secret bunker in the Northern California...

Porn site operator pleads guilty to sex-trafficking charge

Jul. 27, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An operator of a San Diego-based porn empire that coerced young women into filming adult videos has pleaded guilty in federal court to a single count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Tuesday that Matthew Isaac Wolfe, 40,...

Has Florida Man finally met his match? Meet Florida Sheriff

Jul. 23, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When a naked man in southwestern Florida recently raised a ruckus outside his house and threatened a deputy with a kitchen knife, the SWAT team swooped in and apprehended him. Soon afterward, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno stood on the man's...

Virginia-based van, training targets opioid overdoses

Jul. 09, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — No parent wants the words “in memory of” listed in front of their child’s name, but Angela Pope hopes a vehicle dedicated to her daughter will save other families from the pain hers experienced. Lauren Pope was 26 when she died after snorting heroin...

Wisconsin court: Sex trafficking can be defense for homicide

Jul. 06, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman accused of killing a man can argue at trial that she was justified because he was sexually trafficking her, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that could help define the limits of legal immunity for trafficking victims nationwide. ...

California will end arrests for loitering for prostitution

Jul. 01, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a new state law that will stop police from arresting people for loitering for prostitution, an issue that divided sex workers and advocates during a rare nine-month delay since state lawmakers passed the bill last year. ...

Marijuana, facial recognition, other laws take effect July 1

Jun. 30, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most of the legislation passed earlier this year by the divided Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin will take effect Friday. That includes measures that lifted a sweeping ban on facial recognition technology,...

FBI opens sweeping probe of clergy sex abuse in New Orleans

Jun. 29, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, a rare federal foray into such cases looking specifically at whether priests took children across state lines to molest them, officials and others familiar...

A timeline of the Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell scandal

Jun. 28, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment he first faced criminal charges, in 2006, Jeffrey Epstein has been the object of public fascination, conspiracy theories and outrage — especially after his lawyers got prosecutors to agree to a lenient plea deal that spared him from serious prison time. ...