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Louisiana husband and wife indicted on child rape charges

Dec. 14, 2019 5:58 PM EST

MANY, La. (AP) — A north Louisiana husband and wife have been indicted on child rape charges stemming from their arrests this summer. Sabine Parish District Attorney Don Burkett tells local news outlets that the indictments were handed up Thursday. Dustin Lee Crow, 30, of Noble, faces six counts of...

Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate dies after lengthy illness

Dec. 14, 2019 5:46 PM EST

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A 71-year-old inmate at the Wyoming State Penitentiary has died after a lengthy illness. The Wyoming Department of Corrections says Carl Stewart, Jr., died Wednesday while serving a 10 1/2- to 12-year sentence for second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. That 2011 sentence was the second...

Man convicted of sex crimes for posing as medical researcher

Dec. 14, 2019 3:06 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Provo man has been convicted of sex crimes after he falsely claimed to be a medical professional conducting anatomy research on women contacted through Craigslist. Jury verdicts Friday convicted 36-year-old Borzin Mottaghian of two counts each of object rape, sexual battery and...

Tennessee pastor gets 38 years in child sex abuse sentence

Dec. 14, 2019 2:35 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee pastor faces 38 years in prison after being found guilty on 24 counts involving child sex abuse. News outlets report that 41-year-old Ronnie Gorton received the sentence Friday in Tipton County. He was convicted on charges including sexual battery and statutory rape in...

Man videotaped slapping reporter's rear on live TV charged

Dec. 13, 2019 10:47 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who was videotaped slapping a female reporter's rear on live TV was arrested Friday on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery. Savannah police spokeswoman Bianca Johnson in Savannah confirmed that Thomas Callaway, 43, of Statesboro was charged in connection with the...

SoCal woman says she was assaulted as she slept with husband

Dec. 13, 2019 8:27 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man they were told broke into a woman's Riverside apartment and sexually assaulted her as she slept in bed next to her husband. The assault began early Wednesday while the couple were both asleep, the Los Angeles Times reported...

Brazil's women join in anthem denouncing sexual violence

Dec. 13, 2019 8:00 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A song protesting sexual violence that has become an anthem for women across Latin America was the focus of a demonstration Friday in the capital of Brazil, where women are increasingly willing to denounce aggressors. About 200 women wearing blindfolds sang the song “The...

Police: Suspect said she saw child being sexually assaulted

Dec. 13, 2019 7:16 PM EST

Two people charged in the death of a 3-year-old girl each blamed the other for harming the child in their statements to police, according to testimony from a police investigator. Birmingham police homicide Detective Jonathan Ross testified Friday during a hearing that Derick Irisha Brown told police she saw her...

State to pay $400K in kidnapping, sexual assault case

Dec. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has settled a lawsuit brought by a New Hampshire woman police say was kidnapped along with her 4-year-old son and sexually assaulted by a man who believed to have run away from a Vermont addiction treatment center. The woman sued the state of Vermont and the center for not...

Missouri sex offender expert charged with abusing 2 boys

Dec. 13, 2019 4:55 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A forensic psychologist from Missouri who has worked with national groups on management of sex offenders has been charged with sexually abusing two boys. Kurt M. Bumby, 50, of Columbia, was charged Thursday in Boone County with two counts of statutory sodomy. He was charged in November...