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Elections official fired after shoving match with deputies

Nov. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a manager of information technology at a Florida elections office has been fired after shoving detectives who attempted to grab his cellphone during a child pornography investigation. The Palm Beach Post reports 61-year-old Jeff Darter faces two felony counts of...

Sioux Falls woman sentenced on child porn charges

Nov. 17, 2019 3:41 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman has been sentenced for receiving and distributing child pornography. Forty-nine-year-old Sharon Dvorak was sentenced Friday to time served and five years of supervised release. Dvorkak was indicted by a federal grand jury in March for distribution and receipt of...

Hickman man sentenced to prison for sex abuse of girl

Nov. 16, 2019 10:01 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 42-year-old Hickman man has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl over a four-year period. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Jeremy Marteney was sentenced Wednesday in Lancaster County District Court to 8- to 25-years. He was convicted...

Jamestown man sentenced on child pornography charges

Nov. 15, 2019 3:02 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Jamestown man has been sentenced to serve more than 12 years in prison on child pornography charges. Authorities say a search of Brent Braun’s residence found 21,000 files of child pornography and more than 1.2 million files of child erotica on several electronic devices. The...

Mississippi man gets 15 years for human trafficking

Nov. 15, 2019 12:10 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Mississippi man to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor. Authorities say U.S. District Judge Michael Mills sentenced 39-year-old Edward Daniels, of Oxford, on Thursday. Daniels pleaded guilty May 19 to the charge. Oxford Police initially...

Store owner imprisoned for video recording girls in bathroom

Nov. 15, 2019 10:28 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man has been imprisoned for video recording girls in the bathroom of his West Des Moines record store. The Polk County District Court clerk’s office says 50-year-old Robert Kuhn was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison. Kuhn was found guilty last month of three counts...

French police ratchet up evidence search in Epstein probe

Nov. 15, 2019 8:27 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French police launched a fresh appeal Friday for witnesses and victims to come forward to aid their probe of Jeffrey Epstein and allegations that one of the financier’s associates drugged and raped young models. The appeal was longer and more detailed than a previous, more limited call...

Mississippi man gets 30 years for producing child porn

Nov. 14, 2019 3:56 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a 46-year-old Mississippi man to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, in a news release, said Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced Dannie Curlee Jr., of Picayune, on Thursday to the maximum...

Tucson man gets 173 ½ year prison sentence for sex offenses

Nov. 14, 2019 3:51 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man who’s a registered sex offender has been sentenced to 173 ½ years in prison for violations involving underage victims. State prosecutors say 44-year-old Patrick Michael Winkler was convicted earlier this year on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, two...

Pope demands tech companies prevent kids from viewing porn

Nov. 14, 2019 9:28 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Thursday for Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google and other tech companies to urgently take measures to remove child porn from the web and prevent children from accessing pornography online. Francis told a Vatican conference of religious leaders and high-tech...