Latest Crimes against children News

Mom who touted daughter's 'bucket list' accused in her death

Oct. 22, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado mother who sought donations to cover medical treatments for her daughter and promoted the girl's "bucket list" of dreams to fulfill before she died has been indicted on a murder charge in the 7-year-old's death that was previously believed to be from a terminal disease. In a grand...

Officials: School worker accused of sexually abusing minor

Oct. 22, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say a high school instructional assistant has been accused of having sexual contact with a student. News outlets report 36-year-old Jonathan LeRay Eure was arrested Tuesday after a grand jury indicted him on 10 charges, including sex abuse of a minor, perverted...

Man sentenced to 2 life terms for child sexual abuse

Oct. 22, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man has been sentenced to two life prison terms for child sexual abuse. Greene County prosecutors announced Monday in a news release that 30-year-old Johnny Cooper was sentenced Friday for 10 felonies, including multiple counts of statutory rape and statutory sodomy....

State officials develop protocol to tackle child pornography

Oct. 22, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island law enforcement officials and child welfare advocates announced a new plan to identify and help victims of child pornography on Monday. Officials say the Rhode Island First Responder Protocol is a collaborative tool to ensure victims have access to care. The protocol...

Authorities: 2 teens arrested in hazing at high school

Oct. 22, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two boys were arrested and cited after a member of the Cottage Grove High School junior varsity football team was assaulted in the boy's locker room as part of a hazing incident last month. Cottage Grove Police Chief Scott Shepherd said a school resource officer...

Former Anaconda basketball players sentenced for rape

Oct. 22, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Two former Anaconda High School basketball players have been sentenced for raping a 14-year-old girl while the team was in Hamilton for a tournament in February 2017. The players, who were 17 when they were charged, pleaded guilty in juvenile court to sexual intercourse without...

Fired TV weatherman pleads not guilty to child porn charges

Oct. 22, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former television weatherman accused of downloading pornographic images depicting children has pleaded not guilty in Ohio to four child pornography-related charges. Sixty-year-old Mike Davis pleaded not guilty Monday in Columbus to counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter...

DC man charged with sex abuse of girl at community center

Oct. 22, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital have arrested a 30-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a child at a community center. A police statement says Rakim Davis was taken into custody Saturday and charged with first-degree child sex abuse. Citing a police report, news outlets report the...

7 more Arizona men accused of seeking sex with minors

Oct. 22, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A state grand jury has indicted seven more Arizona men in connection with an online undercover operation aimed at identifying people trying to meet minors for sex. State prosecutors say the men all are accused of soliciting sex from undercover agents who were posing as minors on various...

Prescott police: Sex offender is accused of assaulting girl

Oct. 21, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a Prescott man who allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a teenage girl last week is a registered sex offender. They say 36-year-old David Littlehale is being held in the Yavapai County Jail and additional charges may be forthcoming from county prosecutors. Prescott...