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Couple accused of reform school abuses released from prison

Jul. 24, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri couple facing multiple charges of abuse against girls at a Christian reform school have been released from jail and placed on home confinement after they reported health issues. In a bond hearing on Friday, Circuit Judge...

California church leader held for alleged child sex abuse

Jul. 23, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — The co-founder and “'apostle” of a Southern California church was arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a child for years, beginning when she was 9 years old, authorities said Friday. Puredi Hillary, 67, of Rancho Cucamonga, was...

Police investigate child sexual abuse case, apparent suicide

Jul. 23, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police in Marshalltown and Ames are investigating a sexual exploitation allegation and an apparent suicide that appear to be related. A former Marshalltown school employee was found dead inside an Ames home on Thursday, police said....

MLB extends Castro's domestic violence leave through July 29

Jul. 23, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Nationals infielder Starlin Castro's administrative leave was extended an additional seven days Friday by Major League Baseball through July 29 under its domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. The leave began July 16 under...

Life in prison is sentence for Florida man in double killing

Jul. 23, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man will serve life in prison without parole for the 2018 slayings of his girlfriend and their young special-needs daughter, a judge ruled Friday. The sentence for Ronnie Oneal III was a foregone conclusion when a jury opted in June not to...

3 decades later, Georgia man is charged with killing boy, 8

Jul. 23, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A convicted sex offender has been arrested more than 30 years after an 8-year-old boy was found dead in the woods of an Atlanta suburb. James Michael Coates, 56, faces multiple charges, including murder and aggravated child molestation in the 1988...

New Hampshire bishop accused of abusing teenage boy

Jul. 22, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

A lawsuit filed earlier this month accuses the head of the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire of committing sexual abuse decades ago while he served as a priest in New York. In a lawsuit filed July 14 in state Supreme Court in Suffolk County, Bishop Peter Libasci of...

Man once given to 7 life terms for sexual abuse resentenced

Jul. 22, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. (AP) — A former southwest Missouri man who was once sentenced to seven life terms for child sexual abuse has been resentenced after pleading guilty to two charges. Marcus Yoder was sentenced Wednesday to two concurrent 12-year sentences after pleading...

Vegas police: New DNA testing led to suspect in 1989 killing

Jul. 21, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tiny bits of DNA evidence and money from a donor helped investigators identify a suspect in the 1989 rape and killing of a 14-year-old Las Vegas girl, police said Wednesday. Darren Roy Marchand, the Las Vegas man now accused of attacking and strangling...

O'Fallon man sentenced to life in death of 4-month-old child

Jul. 21, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — An O'Fallon man has been sentenced to life in prison in the death of his girlfriend's 4-month-old son. Devon M. Coleman, 34, was sentenced Monday for the death of Dexter Gabel on Dec. 7, 2017, at a home in O'Fallon. Coleman was convicted in May...