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Football, YMCA volunteer charged with underage sex

Jun. 19, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A volunteer football coach and YMCA youth advocate has been charged with child rape and sex trafficking, officials said. Kharee Louis-Jeune, 33, of Brockton, faces charges including child rape, trafficking a person for sexual servitude, and...

Wisconsin justices order new trial in brother-in-law's death

Jun. 16, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his brother-in-law after he allegedly discovered child pornography on his computer deserves a new trial because a jury could decide he acted in self-defense, a divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The justices...

Ex-school bus driver pleads guilty in child pornography case

Jun. 16, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — A former Jackson Public School band volunteer and bus driver has pleaded guilty to producing child pornography, authorities said. Jerrell Lea’Shun Jackson, 34, took young girls to his Ridgeland apartment and recorded himself engaging in sexual...

Wichita police officer charged with child sex crime

Jun. 15, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A five-year veteran of the Wichita police department was charged Tuesday with sexual exploitation of a child, police said. The Sedgwick County District Attorney's office charged Officer Thomas Wallace, who was placed on unpaid administrative leave...

France drops emblematic probe into incestuous sexual abuse

Jun. 14, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors have dropped an investigation into incestuous sexual abuse of a 14-year-old by a prominent French political commentator, a case that unleashed an online movement against similar abuse. The Paris prosecutor's office had been investigating...

Former KMOX Radio personality dies after prison sentence

Jun. 13, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former KMOX Radio personality Harry Hamm, who was sentenced to federal prison this spring for possessing child pornography, has died. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Hamm died Saturday at age 79 after dealing with a series of heart problems...

Former Wisconsin teacher to plead guilty to filming students

Jun. 11, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin high school teacher accused of secretly videotaping undressed students during field trips in Wisconsin and Minnesota has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. David Kruchten, 38, of Cottage Grove, has agreed to plead...

Serial child molester sentenced for making child pornography

Jun. 10, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of sexually molesting a minor was sentenced on Thursday to 30 years in prison for making child pornography, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said Raul...

Jury: Woman guilty of child sex abuse should get life term

Jun. 10, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia jury that found a woman guilty of sexually abusing and making child pornography of her 2-year-old son recommended she serve two life sentences plus 10 years in prison. The Montgomery County jury took only an hour to convict Kayla...

Former school worker faces new exploitation charges

Jun. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A former school worker in Kansas faces additional charges accusing him of sexual exploitation of a child. Prosecutors last week charged 31-year-old Aaron Zachry of Junction City with one count after police allegedly found nude photos of children...