Latest Juvenile crime News

2 men sentenced for plotting to attack Muslim community

Aug. 16, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Two of four young men arrested for plotting to attack an upstate New York Muslim community with homemade explosives were sentenced Friday to four to 12 years in prison. Brian Colaneri, 20, and Andrew Crysel, 19, pleaded guilty to terrorism conspiracy in June. They and two others from...

Records: Hazing at football camp included sexual assault

Aug. 16, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Eleven Cleveland-area high school football players were victims of hazing at a camp in June, including four who were sexually assaulted by teammates, court records show. Authorities say the assaults and hazing occurred during a Berea-Midpark High School football camp held at Case Western...

Teen charged with pointing gun at school bus over $20 debt

Aug. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a teen pointed a gun at a Florida school bus while seeking payment of a $20 debt. The Florida Times-Union quotes the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office as saying the 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged as an adult with felony aggravated assault...

Man sentenced to 20 years for Independence homicide

Aug. 15, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A 19-year-old Independence man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a shooting death at a shopping mall last year. Tyler Gates was sentenced Wednesday for second-degree murder and armed criminal action in death 17-year-old Matthew Haylock at the Independence Center....

Synagogue shooting suspect had invalid license to buy gun

Aug. 14, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 19-year-old nursing student accused of opening fire at a California synagogue didn't have a valid hunting license, which is the only way someone under 21 who isn't in the military or law enforcement can legally buy a weapon under state law. The California Fish and Wildlife Department...

US judge orders parole changes for juveniles jailed for life

Aug. 14, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered sweeping changes to how Missouri's parole board treats prisoners sentenced to life behind bars for crimes they committed as children or teenagers. U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey this month ordered new parole hearings for prisoners previously...

Feds: Man who threatened agents lived in gun-filled house

Aug. 13, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say an 18-year-old Ohio man charged with making online threats against federal agents was arrested at a home filled with guns and a huge stockpile of ammunition. Court documents say Justin Olsen also wrote that he supported mass shootings and attacks on Planned...

Mental exam sought for teen charged in Texas school shooting

Aug. 13, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Attorneys representing a teenager charged in a school shooting last year at a Texas high school are seeking a mental evaluation, saying their client cannot understand the legal proceedings against him. Dimitrios Pagourtzis is charged with capital murder for the May 2018 attack at...

Canada police: 2 teen fugitives took their own lives

Aug. 12, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police said Monday they believe two teenage fugitives suspected of killing a North Carolina woman, her Australian boyfriend and another man took their own lives amid a nationwide manhunt. The Manitoba Medical Examiner completed the autopsies and confirmed that two bodies found last...

Ex-coach who had sex with teen diver gets 4 years in prison

Aug. 12, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State diving club coach accused of abusing that role and having sex with a diver when she was a teenager was sentenced Monday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual battery. Estee Pryor has said William Bohonyi began pressuring her for sex when she was...