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Police: Man posed as teen online, assaulted children

Jan. 26, 2020 12:37 PM EST

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors in Oregon say a 26-year-old man posed as a high school student on social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram and then sexually assaulted children when they met with him in person. Lafayette Castillo, of Beaverton, Oregon, was indicted on Friday on charges of...

Prosecutors: Man sent inmates letters about sexual abuse

Jan. 26, 2020 10:46 AM EST

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for molesting a young relative, a crime that was discovered when the suspect left behind letters from inmates telling him how much they appreciated him recounting the abuse, prosecutors said. Keith Preston Crum, 38, pleaded...

Seaside man gets 20 years for encouraging child sex abuse

Jan. 26, 2020 9:11 AM EST

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — A Seaside man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for encouraging child sex abuse. Joshua Allen Pickering, 36, pleaded guilty to eight counts of encouraging child sex abuse in the second degree. He was originally charged with 18 counts of possession of child pornography, The...

3 members of Blackfeet Nation sue IHS over sexual abuse

Jan. 25, 2020 5:11 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Three members of the Blackfeet Nation have filed a civil lawsuit against the Indian Health Service and are seeking $9 million in damages, alleging the organization violated their treaty rights by failing to prevent a former IHS doctor from sexually abusing them. The lawsuit refers...

FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. The warden in charge when Jeffrey Epstein ended his life in his jail cell is being moved to a leadership position at another federal correctional facility, putting him back in the field with inmates despite an ongoing investigation into the financier’s death, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

AP Exclusive: Feds plan to move Epstein warden to prison job

Jan. 24, 2020 8:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The warden in charge when Jeffrey Epstein ended his life in his jail cell is being moved to a leadership position at another federal correctional facility, putting him back in the field with inmates despite an ongoing investigation into the financier’s death, two people familiar...

Ex-gymnastics coach gets 50 years in prison for sex assaults

Jan. 24, 2020 7:57 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former gymnastics coach was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting young female gymnasts in North Texas and Oklahoma. Skipper Crawley, 53, of Kemp, Texas, pleaded guilty in a Tarrant County state district court in Fort Worth to four counts of aggravated...

Parents held in death of baby that was found in trash bin

Jan. 24, 2020 7:05 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The parents of a 3-month-old baby found dead last weekend in a North Las Vegas trash bin have been arrested on felony child abuse and destroying evidence charges, police said Friday. Raul Ramos, 52, and Adriana Hernandez, 32, were found living in a short-stay apartment after...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, a New Orleans Saints helmet rests on the playing field before an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

NFL’s Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis

Jan. 24, 2020 7:00 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. Attorneys...

This photo combination provided by WSAZ-TV shows Jeffrey Hoskins in Jackson County, W.Va. Hoskins, a West Virginia man who strangled his infant daughter has been charged with murder following her death after more than a year on life support, authorities said Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (WSAZ-TV via AP)

W.Va. father charged with murder in strangling death of baby

Jan. 24, 2020 6:47 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who strangled his infant daughter has been charged with murder following her death after more than a year on life support, authorities said Friday. Jeffrey Hoskins, 26, is facing first degree murder, fatal child abuse and strangulation charges for choking his...

Amish man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing girls

Jan. 24, 2020 5:32 PM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — An elderly Amish man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing four girls for years is facing 38 to 76 years in prison in Pennsyvlania, even though the judge acknowledged Friday that the length of the sentence is largely symbolic given the man's age. David Stoltzfus Smucker, 75, pleaded...