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Court records: Man had guns, search online for Biden home

Oct. 22, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man indicted last month on child pornography charges had searched earlier this year for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s home online, traveled near the home and wrote a checklist that ended with the word “execute,” according to...

Man sentenced to 6 years for secretly recording video chats

Oct. 22, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Waverly man was sentenced Thursday to six years in federal prison for secretly recording explicit video chats with minors and then distributing the images. Rooslun Logvinenko, 24, also will have to spend 10 years on supervised release when he is out of prison and must pay $5,000 that...

Judge throws out extortion charges against megachurch leader

Oct. 22, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Citing insufficient evidence, a judge on Wednesday threw out extortion charges against the leader of a Mexican megachurch but left in place accusations of child rape and human trafficking. The California attorney general's office failed to show that Naasón Joaquín García,...

Son of ex-U of Nebraska official accused of sexual assault

Oct. 21, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 21-year old Nebraska man previously convicted of child pornography charges is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy at a sleepover three years ago, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Jack Eichorst, son of University of Nebraska's former athletic director Shawn...

Ex-Florida deputy pleads guilty to child porn charges

Oct. 21, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida deputy accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges. Travis Ryan Pritchard, 37, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jacksonville federal court to producing an image of a child being sexually abused and possessing an...

German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht reads in her documents prior to the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)

Germany toughens punishment for child sex abuse, child porn

Oct. 21, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved draft legislation that will allow for tougher punishment of sexual abuse of children and the possession of child pornography. The government initiated the bill in the wake of prominent recent child abuse cases in Germany that feature large numbers of...

Ex-student teacher gets prison for nude photos to students

Oct. 20, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

LAMAR, Mo. (AP) — A former student teacher in southwestern Missouri has been sentenced to four years in prison for sending nude photographs of herself to three 13-year-old male students of hers back in 2017. Emily Edson, 39, was sentenced last week to four years for each of three counts of sexual...

Former Marshall football player sentenced for child porn

Oct. 20, 2020 4:25 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Marshall football player has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for sending videos of children engaged in sexual conduct to an undercover FBI agent. Jeremiah Taylor, 32, of Huntington was sentenced in federal court for distributing child pornography, U.S....

Autopsies set on 2 Mississippi inmates who died in hospitals

Oct. 19, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections says autopsies will be done on two inmates who died last week in Jackson hospitals. The department said in a news release Saturday that Charles Bates, 66, died Friday at Merit Health Central and Thaddeus Antwon Scales, 44, died Thursday at the...

Singapore man granted asylum in US faces child porn charges

Oct. 18, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A blogger from Singapore who was granted asylum to stay in the U.S. faces child pornography charges, according to prosecutors. Amos Yee appeared Friday in court in Chicago on solicitation and possession of child pornography, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He was being held on $1...