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2 sex abuse charges added against former Pine Ridge doctor

Aug. 23, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota authorities have filed additional child sexual abuse charges against a former Indian Health Services pediatrician. Stanley Patrick Weber is awaiting trial in Rapid City on several charges alleging he sexually abused Native American children while a doctor on the Pine...

Ex-employee at Saint Francis Ministries in Salina charged

Aug. 23, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A former employee of Saint Francis Ministries in Salina is facing 11 charges including rape, sexual exploitation of a child and indecent liberties with a child. The Salina Journal reports Saline County District Court records show Nathaniel McEachin worked for Saint Francis Ministries...

Man who created child pornography gets 40 years in prison

Aug. 23, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man who recorded himself repeatedly raping an unconscious child and possessed one of the largest collections of child pornography ever seized by Rhode Island law enforcement has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Jordan Monroe was sentenced Thursday. The 54-year-old former...

Former NY gym teacher admits luring girls to make sex videos

Aug. 23, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A former gym teacher has admitted pretending to be a teenage boy and persuading three girls to record sexual acts so he could watch them. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 41-year-old Justin Hobbie pleaded guilty Thursday in Binghamton's federal courthouse to three counts of sexual...

Oklahoma man gets life in prison for child pornography

Aug. 22, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge sentenced an Oklahoma man to life in prison plus nearly 150 years more for hiding cameras in homes to capture images of girls, saying she would have ordered his castration if the law allowed. Ryan Aaron Alden pleaded guilty in June to 28 felonies, including creating child...

E. Idaho man gets 25 years for creating child pornography

Aug. 22, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A 32-year-old eastern Idaho man who produced child pornography by sexually abusing a 4-year-old child has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Joseph Lavern Harris of Rigby received the sentence Wednesday in U.S. District Court that also includes a lifetime of supervised release...

Australian prison chaplain nervous about cardinal inmate

Aug. 22, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A chaplain at an Australian prison for pedophiles on Thursday described the prospect of ministering to a cardinal who until recently was regarded as the third highest-ranking Catholic in the Vatican as "nerve racking." Cardinal George Pell is likely to be transferred from a...

Newark man faces child sex charges; mummified remains found

Aug. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police responding to a call about child sexual abuse said they found mummified remains and an altar to an unknown deity in the home of a man who is now facing multiple charges. Robert Williams is scheduled for an initial court appearance Friday. He is charged with crimes including...

3 indicted in stabbing death of child porn convict at prison

Aug. 21, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

MILAN, Mich. (AP) — Three inmates at a federal detention center in Michigan have been indicted in the fatal stabbing of a fellow inmate convicted of leading a child pornography ring. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charges 39-year-old Alex Castro, 38-year-old Jason Kechego and 39-year-old Adam...

Boise pastor charged with sexual abuse of a child

Aug. 21, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise pastor has been charged with sexually abusing a child after prosecutors say he abused a teenage parishioner. Forty-eight-year-old Bret Welty made his first appearance in court Monday to face sex abuse and lewd conduct charges. He has not yet had the chance to enter a plea, and...