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2 child services workers fired, charged in fatal abuse case

Apr. 13, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Two Child Protective Service workers in northern West Virginia have been fired and charged with misdemeanors involving the abuse of a 4-year-old boy who later died, authorities said. Police in Fairmont charged Breeana Bizub, 25, and Tabetha...

Michigan police shocked by convicted murderer's release

Apr. 13, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man who was convicted of killing his first wife and whose second wife died under suspicious circumstances was granted an early release from prison after he argued that the risk of catching COVID-19 behind bars endangered his life. Federal...

Missouri House lawmaker accused of child abuse resigns

Apr. 13, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House leaders on Tuesday said they told law enforcement officials that they're concerned a resigning lawmaker accused of sexually and physically abusing his children years ago may pose a risk to other kids. House Speaker Rob Vescovo and...

Mayor: Release investigation into officer accused of abuse

Apr. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Redacted copies of an internal affairs investigation into a former Boston police officer and union chief charged with molesting multiple children as far back as the mid-1990s will be released as soon as the end of the week, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said Tuesday. ...

Wyoming couple charged with murder for 2-year-old's death

Apr. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming couple has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of a 2-year-old girl. Paisleigh Williams' father, Moshe Williams, 30, took the girl to the hospital in Cody with a variety of injuries on March 27. She was flown for treatment in...

Pope asks US bishop to resign after cover-up investigation

Apr. 13, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A bishop in Minnesota resigned Tuesday at the request of Pope Francis after he was investigated by the Vatican for allegedly interfering with past investigations into clergy sexual abuse, officials said. The Vatican said Francis accepted the resignation of...

Boy Scouts lawyers eye new bankruptcy reorganization plan

Apr. 12, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Monday that they plan to file a new reorganization plan after gaining little support for a previous proposal that has been roundly criticized by attorneys for child sex abuse victims. ...

Ex-youth worker charged with rape was known for 'wrestling'

Apr. 12, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former counselor accused of raping one boy and repeatedly groping another at New Hampshire’s youth detention center in the 1990s denied the allegations when questioned by police but acknowledged being reprimanded for “wrestling with children,” a prosecutor said...

Ex-Boston officer stayed on force despite abuse allegation

Apr. 11, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston police officer and union chief, charged with molesting multiple children, first faced child abuse allegations in the mid-1990s, according to a published report. Patrick Rose Sr., 66, a retired officer and the one-time president of the...

Indiana district wants public barred from molestation case

Apr. 11, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana school district wants to bar the public from the civil trial of a man sentenced to 120 years in prison for molesting 20 children while working at a YMCA and an elementary school. Attorneys for the Greater Clark County...