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Ex-Texas federal agent pleads guilty to child porn charges

Oct. 18, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former federal agent in Texas has pleaded guilty to charges that he produced child pornography, including videos of himself sexually assaulting a minor. Thirty-seven-year-old Vernon Lee Millican of Leakey pleaded guilty Thursday in a San Antonio court to one count of production of...

Nanny gets 20 years for sex abusing child, having his baby

Oct. 18, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former live-in nanny has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a Florida child. She later gave birth to the boy's son. News outlets report 28-year-old Marissa Mowry was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to sexual battery and agreeing to be...

12 women say they were abused as children at school for deaf

Oct. 17, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Twelve women say in a lawsuit that they were sexually abused as children while attending a prestigious school for the hearing impaired. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday against the New York School for the Deaf, alleges that a now-deceased dormitory housemaster, Joseph Casucci,...

Florida pastor facing sexual abuse charges released on bond

Oct. 17, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A pastor and popular Christian radio show host in Florida has been released on bond as he faces charges he raped a child from his church numerous times over five years. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Rev. Bryan Fulwider was released Wednesday night after posting a $700,000 bond....

Wisconsin boy says man strapped him to chair in basement

Oct. 16, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy told authorities that a man who lives with him and his mother strapped him to a chair in the basement of their northeastern Wisconsin home, but that he escaped and sought help from strangers. The boy told police he finally escaped on Saturday, Oct. 5, when he "could...

Mississippi minister accused of abusing girl 45 years ago

Oct. 16, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

IUKA, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi youth minister is accused of sexually abusing a 10 year old girl nearly 45 years ago. The Clarion Ledger reports 71-year-old Dural Reece Ragsdale surrendered Monday. He was indicted last month on a felony charge of fondling a child under 14. District Attorney John...

Florida man arrested in sex assault of girl met on Snapchat

Oct. 16, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

LAND O'LAKES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl he met on Snapchat. News outlets report 22-year-old Austin Wyatt Altman was arrested Saturday on charges including sexual battery on a child and violating probation. Pasco County deputies say Altman picked her up from...

Nigerian police raid frees scores of beaten, starved boys

Oct. 15, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Beaten. Starved. Sexually assaulted. Chained. For the second time in a month, police in northern Nigeria have raided a building where hundreds of boys were held in dehumanizing conditions, officials said Tuesday. This time, the building was discovered in President Muhammadu Buhari's...

UK child abuser who preyed on Malaysians killed in prison

Oct. 15, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British man serving 22 life sentences for abusing scores of Malaysian children has been killed in prison. Richard Huckle was found dead Sunday at Full Sutton prison in the northern county of Yorkshire. Police on Tuesday declined to comment on the status of their investigation into his...

Court: Boarding school owner can question accuser's history

Oct. 11, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The founder of an Iowa boarding school for troubled youth will get another chance to try to discredit a student whose testimony helped convict him of sexual abuse charges, under a court ruling issued Friday. The Iowa Supreme Court ordered a hearing that will allow Midwest Academy...