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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. An updated federal indictment filed on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Chicago, refers to yet another minor accusing R. Kelly of sexual misconduct, adding to the jailed singer's mounting legal challenges across three states. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

Reworked charges in Chicago cite another R. Kelly accuser

Feb. 14, 2020 3:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An updated federal indictment against R. Kelly unsealed Friday in Chicago includes sex abuse allegations involving a new accuser, adding to the jailed singer's mounting legal challenges across three states. The 13-count superseding indictment doesn't add more charges against Kelly. It...

Man pleads to having child porn on cell phone, which he lost

Feb. 13, 2020 5:03 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who lost a cell phone containing child pornography at a truck stop pleaded guilty Thursday in the case. Christopher Lee Caven, 39, of Belton, admitted he used the phone to receive child pornography via Kik, prosecutors said. He pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography...

Jury seated in trial of coach's knowledge of Nassar abuse

Feb. 10, 2020 7:01 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A jury was selected Monday in the trial of a former Michigan State gymnastics coach who is charged with lying to investigators in connection with sexual assault complaints against sports doctor Larry Nassar. A jury of seven women and seven men, including alternates, was seated in...

In this booking photo provided by Miami Dade Dept. of Corrections, Rene Pedrosa, 48, is under arrest. Pedrosa, a former TV personality and aide to Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, was arrested, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Miami. Pedrosa has been charged with groping a teenage boy at City Hall and then sending him a lewd photograph. It wasn't immediately clear if Pedrosa had a lawyer to speak for him. (Miami Dade Dept. of Corrections via AP)

Ex-aide to Miami mayor charged in underage sex case

Feb. 7, 2020 3:49 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A former aide to the mayor of Miami has been charged with groping a teenage boy at City Hall and then sending him a lewd photograph. Rene Pedrosa, 48, was charged Friday with battery and transmitting pornography to a minor, court records show. It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer...

Ex-cop freed after years without charges in child porn probe

Feb. 7, 2020 3:06 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Philadelphia Police sergeant has been released after spending more than four years in jail without charges because he failed to unlock two of his hard drives for investigators who suspected he'd stored child pornography on them, his lawyer said Friday. The 3rd U.S. Circuit...

Reserve deputy fired amid child pornography investigation

Feb. 7, 2020 12:27 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri sheriff has fired a reserve deputy who is charged with sharing child pornography online. Thirty-three-year-old Joseph Ferzely is free on bond after he was charged Thursday with possessing and promoting child pornography. No attorney is listed for him in online...

David Kruchten, 37, a Madison East teacher charged in Wisconsin with seven counts of attempting to create child pornography was charged today in Minnesota, where students found cameras in their hotel room in December during a trip he chaperoned. (Dane County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Wisconsin teacher charged in Minnesota hidden camera case

Feb. 6, 2020 3:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Wisconsin high school teacher leading a business club trip to Minnesota was accused in a criminal complaint of placing surveillance cameras hidden in air fresheners and a smoke detector in students' hotel room bathrooms, only to have a student discover one of the devices when she tried...

Man called largest child porn 'facilitator' pleads guilty

Feb. 6, 2020 1:19 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man once described by an FBI agent as the world's largest “facilitator” of child pornography websites pleaded guilty Thursday to operating a web hosting service that allowed users to anonymously access hundreds of thousands of images and videos depicting the rape and...

Ex-California prosecutor convicted of possessing child porn

Feb. 6, 2020 1:29 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Raymond Liddy, a former California state prosecutor and son of Watergate break-in organizer Gordon Liddy, was convicted Wednesday of possessing child pornography. Liddy was convicted after a non-jury trial in San Diego federal court and could face up to 10 years in federal prison when he...

Former White Sox minor leaguer charged with raping a child

Jan. 31, 2020 10:14 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former Chicago White Sox minor leaguer who went on to coach a South Dakota youth team after his playing career ended has been charged with sexually assaulting a child and possession child pornography. Juan Thomas Jr., a first-baseman and right fielder who rose as high as...