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Colorado Supreme Court rules child abuse not applied in womb

Jun. 2, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court ruled anyone injuring an unborn baby cannot be prosecuted for child abuse. The court's 4-3 ruling Monday is binding even if the infant is born and survives an in utero attack with lifelong injuries, The Denver Post reported. The majority of justices found the...

This photo provided by Laurel County Corrections shows Kentucky State Rep. Robert Goforth.  Goforth, who challenged the state’s governor in last year’s Republican primary was arrested on strangulation and assault charges. Goforth was arrested by the Laurel County sheriff’s office in his hometown of East Bernstadt, according to the Laurel County jail.   (Laurel County Corrections via AP)

Lawmaker who ran for governor pleads not guilty to charges

Jun. 2, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker who ran for governor last year has pleaded not guilty after he was accused of choking a woman with an ethernet cable and trying to “hog tie” her during a domestic dispute, his lawyer said. Attorney Conrad Cessna told the Lexington Herald-Leader on...

This image provided by the Roane County Jail shows Michael Anthony Gray Sr. Gray and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, face charges after police found the skeletal remains of a girl buried in their yard. The Roane County, Tenn., couple, arrested on Monday, May 25, 2020, are charged with aggravated child abuse, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated child neglect and abuse of a corpse, authorities said.  (Roane County Jail via AP)

Warrant: Police find remains of second child in yard

May. 29, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The remains of a second child that belonged to a Tennessee couple facing abuse charges have been found buried in a yard, court records said. A search warrant affidavit says police recovered the remains of a boy from a Knox County property where Michael and Shirley Gray lived until...

Wichita man accused of kidnapping, raping runaway girl

May. 29, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan (AP) — A Wichita man has been charged with the kidnapping and rape of a runaway girl he lured into his car, police said. Gerardo Aguero-Hernandez, 26, was arrested Thursday on charges of rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery, television station KAKE reported. The victim was...

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 photo, mourners grieve at a makeshift memorial at the spot where Miracle Crook, 3, and Tony Crook, 2, walked down to Mingo Creek at the Shoreline Apartments in Tulsa. Okla. Police said Wednesday a body found in an east Tulsa creek is believed to be that of a second missing toddler who disappeared with his sister last week.  (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Medical examiner identifies bodies as missing Tulsa toddlers

May. 29, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office confirmed Friday that two bodies found in Tulsa-area waterways are sibling toddlers who have been missing since last week. Three-year-old Miracle Crook and her 2-year-old brother were last spotted alive on security video at their east Tulsa...

Sheriff: 2-month-old stabbed in head as parents fought

May. 28, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A 2-month-old is hospitalized with a skull fracture after being stabbed in the head during a fight between the baby’s parents, a North Carolina sheriff’s office said. The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to a home early Wednesday after a...

Former sheriff's deputy gets 21 years for sex abuse

May. 28, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A former Lewis and Clark County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced Thursday to nearly 22 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child for molesting a girl over a period of a dozen years. Virgil Allen Wolfe was arrested in February 2019 on 80 state...

Sheriff: Florida woman accused in death of 4-month-old baby

May. 28, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A 28-year-old Florida woman is accused in the death of an infant who was left in her care, sheriff's officials said. Samantha Mariel Angeles De La Rosa was arrested Wednesday in the death of the 4-month-old girl, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement. The baby's name...

Suspected child webcam cybersex operator, American David Timothy Deakin, from Peoria, Ill., waits following his arrest as investigators gather evidence during a raid at his home in Mabalacat, northern Philippines, April 20, 2017. A Philippine court has convicted Deakin who exploited Filipino children sexually using webcams to sell videos, images and livestreams to pedophile buyers abroad, an official said Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippine court convicts American of online child abuse

May. 27, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has sentenced an American to life in prison on charges of sexually exploiting Filipino children using webcams to sell videos, photos and livestreams to buyers abroad, an official said Wednesday. The conviction of David Timothy Deakin is a strong warning to...

NY Legislature votes to extend Child Victims Act deadline

May. 27, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Senate and Assembly on Wednesday voted to extend the deadline for residents who were sexually abused as children to file legal claims, citing the upheaval caused by the coronavirus. The original deadline for those making claims under the Child Victims Act was August...