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Josh Duggar trial to begin over child pornography charges

Nov. 30, 2021 07:26 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jury selection was set to begin Tuesday in former reality TV star Josh Duggar's trial over federal child pornography charges. Duggar, who appeared in TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” was charged in April with two counts of downloading and...

Maxwell, Epstein were 'partners in crime,' prosecutor says

Nov. 29, 2021 18:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were “partners in crime” in the sexual abuse of teenage girls, a prosecutor said Monday, while Maxwell’s lawyers said she was being made a scapegoat for a man’s bad behavior as the British socialite’s sex trafficking trial got...

Judge gives Alabama sex offender six life sentences

Nov. 24, 2021 17:41 PM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sex offender has been sentenced to six consecutive life terms, plus 190 years. Gary Wayne George, 57, of Prattville, pleaded guilty to three counts each of rape in the second degree and sodomy, five counts of possession of child...

No phones, laptops allowed at Josh Duggar child porn trial

Nov. 24, 2021 12:06 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge says no phones, laptops or recording devices will be allowed at next week's child pornography trial for former reality TV star Josh Duggar. U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks issued the order ahead of the trial, which is set...

Interpol adopts resolution to fight online child abuse

Nov. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Interpol member countries are calling on nations to urge local online end-to-end encryption providers “to take responsibility” and design products with the aim of protecting children against abuse, the international policing body said Wednesday. A...

Former youth football coach gets 45 years in sex abuse case

Nov. 24, 2021 10:13 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former youth football coach from Massachusetts who authorities say was filmed sexually abusing 11- and 12-year-old children has been sentenced to 45 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Derek Sheehan, 51, of Norwell was sentenced Tuesday after...

Iowa man pleads not guilty to child pornography

Nov. 23, 2021 16:58 PM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo, Iowa man last week pleaded not guilty to federal child porn charges connected to an international investigation. A federal grand jury charged 31-year-old Mychal Paul Olson with receipt and possession of child pornography, the...

Man gets jail term for secretly recording teenage sisters

Nov. 23, 2021 12:13 PM EST

SWANSEA, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities say secretly watched and recorded two teenage sisters in the bathroom of his home has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail and five years of probation, the maximum sentence he could have received, prosecutors said. ...

NYC probation official sentenced for child porn charges

Nov. 23, 2021 12:13 PM EST

PHIADELPHIA (AP) — A former assistant commissioner with the New York City Probation Department who lived in Pennsylvania was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison after he admitted he received and possessed child pornography. A federal judge on Monday also ordered...

Ex-animal shelter chief pleads guilty to sex act with girl

Nov. 23, 2021 12:08 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The former director of a central Indiana animal shelters has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with an underage girl. Philip H. Peckinpaugh, 36, of Muncie, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. Under the...