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Ex-day care worker convicted in death of 1-year-old girl left in van on scorching day

May. 23, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska day care worker who mistakenly left a 1-year-old girl in a van for more than five hours on a scorching day has been convicted in her death from hyperthermia. Ryan Williams, who is 62, was found guilty Thursday of felony negligent child abuse...

Arizona man convicted of first-degree murder in starvation death of 6-year-old son

May. 23, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona man was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder and other crimes in the 2020 starvation death of his 6-year-old son. Authorities say the boy, Deshaun Martinez, was locked in a tiny bedroom closet for 16 hours a day over a month with his...

Flight attendant pleads not guilty to attempting to record teen girl in airplane bathroom

May. 20, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An American Airlines flight attendant who authorities say tried to secretly record video of a 14-year-old girl using an airplane bathroom last September on Monday pleaded not guilty to two counts in federal court in Boston. Estes Carter Thompson III was indicted last...

Louisiana court may reopen window for lawsuits by adult victims of childhood sex abuse

May. 10, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s Supreme Court agreed Friday to reconsider its recent ruling that wiped out a state law giving adult victims of childhood sexual abuse a renewed opportunity to file damage lawsuits. The law was passed by the Louisiana Legislature in 2021 and amended...

64 people charged in sexual abuse investigations in Canada, Ontario police say

May. 08, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — More than 60 people were arrested and hundreds of charges were filed in a series of investigations into child sexual abuse in Ontario, Canadian police said Wednesday. Provincial Police Det. Staff Sgt. Tim Brown said the investigations were carried out over 10 days in...

Survivors of alleged abuse in Illinois youth detention facilities step forward

May. 07, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Three men who say they were sexually abused as children while incarcerated at Illinois juvenile detention centers came forward Tuesday as part of a lawsuit that chronicles decades of disturbing allegations of systemic child abuse. Calvin McDowell, 37, who alleged he...

Lawsuit alleges decades of child sex abuse at Illinois juvenile detention centers statewide

May. 06, 2024 20:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Child sexual abuse at Illinois juvenile detention centers was pervasive and systemic for decades, according to disturbing accounts in a lawsuit filed Monday by 95 men and women housed at the youth centers as children. The lawsuit details alleged incidents of abuse...

FBI says an infant abducted from New Mexico park has been found safe and suspect is in custody

May. 06, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Texas man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two New Mexico women, the wounding of a 5-year-old girl and the kidnapping of an infant, authorities said Monday. Clovis police said the 26-year-old man from the Houston area was taken into...

Woman in Minnesota accused in the deaths of 2 children

May. 06, 2024 19:16 PM EDT

BLACKDUCK, Minn. (AP) — A woman killed two children in northern Minnesota, set a house on fire and left with another child, according to an indictment announced Monday. Jennifer Marie Stately, 35, was indicted on counts of premeditated murder, murder while committing child abuse,...

Lawsuit by 95 men and women alleges decades of child sex abuse at Illinois juvenile detention centers

May. 06, 2024 15:32 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Lawsuit by 95 men and women alleges decades of child sex abuse at Illinois juvenile detention centers.