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Rhode Island dentist charged with sexually assaulting child

Nov. 22, 2019 8:37 AM EST

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island dentist has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a young boy over a period of years. Maria Asciolla was released on $50,000 bail after her arraignment Thursday on four counts of first-degree child molestation. Prosecutors say the 57-year-old Asciolla engaged in...

Bosnian govt fires care home overseers over abuse claims

Nov. 22, 2019 8:23 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The government of one of Bosnia’s two autonomous parts has fired members of the oversight team of a public care home, yielding to popular pressure after an opposition lawmaker published photos of abuse of children entrusted to its care. The decision was taken the...

Pine Ridge man pleads not guilty to suffocating baby son

Nov. 22, 2019 8:20 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A father has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in federal court in South Dakota after he was accused of smothering his baby while the two slept together. Prosecutors say 42-year-old John Jealous of Him Sr. was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when the rolled on...

Corvallis man sentenced to 6 years for child sex abuse

Nov. 22, 2019 7:50 AM EST

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A Corvallis registered sex offender was sentenced to more than six years in prison for sex abuse that happened in Albany. The Democrat Herald reports 30-year-old Shawn Truett pleaded no contest to first-degree sex abuse in Linn County Circuit Court. Court documents say the crime...

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops ensure that no...

3 charged after death of 5-year-old boy in Great Falls

Nov. 21, 2019 5:54 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The parents of a 5-year-old Great Falls boy along with another man have been charged in the beating death of the boy, who had been taken to the hospital this summer with significant injuries and malnutrition, court records said. Stephanie Grace Byington called 911 Wednesday...

The Latest: 3 charged in the death of 5-year-old boy

Nov. 21, 2019 5:38 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on three people charged in the death of a Great Falls boy (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The parents of a 5-year-old boy and another man are charged with deliberate homicide in the boy’s death in Great Falls. Police say emergency dispatchers received a 911 call...

Sex offender charged in Wichita abduction, rape

Nov. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 58-year-old registered sex offender is facing five charges after he allegedly kidnapped a 15-year-old girl who was walking home from a Wichita grocery store and raped her. The charges against Anthony Craig Seymour, of Wichita include aggravated kidnapping and rape. The Wichita Eagle...

Pennsylvanians to get more time on sex abuse charges, suits

Nov. 21, 2019 3:30 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state where a grand jury’s groundbreaking report set off a new wave of reckoning over sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church passed legislation Thursday giving victims more time to sue and police more time to file charges. The Pennsylvania House sent the...

Lawsuit alleges neglect, abuse of child in foster system

Nov. 21, 2019 2:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against Oregon’s foster system alleges a 15-year-old foster child saw two state workers having sex and suffered neglect and abuse at an out-of-state facility. Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Thursday that the child was raised in a Bulgarian orphanage until...