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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...

Mom accused of killing daughter who fulfilled 'bucket list'

Oct. 21, 2019 7:20 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...

Priest pleads guilty again to sexually abusing children

Oct. 21, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina Episcopal priest who was previously imprisoned for child sexual abuse has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexually abusing children in a different case. WLOS-TV reports 78-year-old Howard White Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of second-degree...

Judge OKs $40M settlement with Duluth diocese

Oct. 21, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $40 million settlement between the Diocese of Duluth and dozens of people who say they were abused as children by priests. Judge Robert Kressel signed off on the settlement Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The diocese filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and...

Boise priest defrocked after child pornography conviction

Oct. 21, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Vatican has defrocked an Idaho priest who was convicted of possessing violent and extreme child pornography last year. The Idaho Statesman reports the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise announced Saturday that W. Thomas Faucher was laicized. The decision means the church has stripped...

Child care aide charged in additional sex assaults

Oct. 19, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — Court documents say an early childhood education aide in Delaware already charged with sexually assaulting two girls has been accused in two more cases. The News Journal reports the new allegations against 28-year-old Head Start aide Timothy K. McCrary are contained in an indictment...

Pennsylvania sports doc faces new misconduct charge

Oct. 18, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania sports medicine doctor set to stand trial on charges he sexually harassed several patients has been hit with a new accusation of inappropriate touching. Dr. William Vollmar was charged with corruption of minors and indecent assault. WGAL-TV reports that a man now in his...

Baby sitter convicted of murder in fatal beating of toddler

Oct. 18, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

JESREY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A baby sitter accused of fatally beating a toddler has been convicted of murder. Hudson County prosecutors say Andrew Howard-French was also convicted Thursday of child endangerment and endangering an injured victim. The verdicts were made public Friday. The counts against the...

Ex-Texas federal agent pleads guilty to child porn charges

Oct. 18, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former federal agent in Texas has pleaded guilty to charges that he produced child pornography, including videos of himself sexually assaulting a minor. Thirty-seven-year-old Vernon Lee Millican of Leakey pleaded guilty Thursday in a San Antonio court to one count of production of...

Nanny gets 20 years for sex abusing child, having his baby

Oct. 18, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former live-in nanny has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a Florida child. She later gave birth to the boy's son. News outlets report 28-year-old Marissa Mowry was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to sexual battery and agreeing to be...