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Wisconsin court rules against transgender sex offender

Jul. 07, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority said Thursday that a transgender woman cannot change her name because she is on the state's sex offender registry and the law does not allow people on the registry to change their names. The court’s 4-3...

Ex-Haiti sports minister repatriated to face rape charges

Jul. 06, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former Haitian sports minister accused of rape, sexual abuse and indecent exposure was repatriated to Haiti on Wednesday, authorities said. Evans Lescouflair was arrested Saturday in Puerto Rico and then deported to the Dominican Republic before...

Mother of abandoned newborn receives 18-month sentence

Jul. 04, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — The mother of a newborn girl who was found abandoned in the woods has been sentenced to 18 months of incarceration but may be able to serve much of the time in a residential facility. The Capital newspaper reports that Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Stacy...

Feds: R. Kelly remains on suicide watch 'for his own safety'

Jul. 03, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are pushing back on R. Kelly's claims that he was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment last week after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars for using his fame to sexually abuse young girls. The U.S. Attorney's Office in...

No parole possible for Tomah man who fatally beat toddler

Jun. 30, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — A Tomah man has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for the beating death of a 3-year-old child. In handing down the sentence Wednesday, a judge in Monroe County decided Marcus Anderson, 37, will never be eligible for parole in the death of...

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

Jun. 29, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for using his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were just children, in a systematic scheme that went on for decades. Through tears and anger, several of Kelly's...

UFC star charged in shooting sues man over alleged molesting

Jun. 29, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cain Velasquez, the former UFC heavyweight champion accused of trying to kill the man he claims molested his 4-year-old son, is suing the man and his family who own a day care where the alleged molestation occurred. Velasquez was arrested in San Jose,...

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

Jun. 29, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

R. Kelly's musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the R&B singer has been sentenced to spend the next three decades behind bars. A jury found Kelly guilty in September of sex trafficking...

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...

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Epstein

Jun. 28, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for helping the financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. The stiff sentence was a victory for a...