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Former NY congressman denies sex abuse allegations

Aug. 25, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for former U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman denied on Sunday accusations leveled in a lawsuit that the New York Democrat is a sexual "predator" who violated a teenager at a Boy Scout camp five decades ago. In a suit filed this month in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Ackerman is accused...

Ex-congressman Gary Ackerman accused of violating a teenager

Aug. 24, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman is being called a sexual "predator" in a lawsuit accusing the New York Democrat of violating a teenager at a Boy Scout camp five decades ago. The New York Post reported Saturday that the now 76-year-old Ackerman allegedly abused the 17-year-old while he was a...

Day care workers sentenced to prison for abusing children

Aug. 24, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two women accused of abusing children at a Sioux Falls day care have each been sentenced to five years in prison. KSFY-TV reports Teresa Gallagher and Kenedi Wendt were sentenced Friday. The two women were indicted on 44 counts of abuse or cruelty to a minor. They pleaded no...

Oklahoma fugitives accused of child abuse found in Missouri

Aug. 23, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police and the U.S. Marshals Service have found and taken into custody two people wanted on child abuse and other charges after authorities in Oklahoma last month found one of their children dead and three others in critical condition. Police announced in a tweet that Hakim...

Ex-Emporia chiropractor acquitted of 2 sex-related charges

Aug. 23, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a former Emporia chiropractor on two of three charges alleging sex crimes against patients. Eric Hawkins was found not guilty Friday of aggravated sexual battery and rape charges stemming from separate incidents. Hawkins was accused of rape against a...

3 young Michigan boys convicted of raping brothers ages 6, 8

Aug. 23, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Three boys who were 11, 12 and 13 at the time they were charged have been convicted of raping two young brothers, ages 6 and 8. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports a jury of four men and two women found two of the older boys guilty late Thursday of three counts of first-degree...

France opens Epstein-linked rape investigation

Aug. 23, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France opened an investigation on Friday into the alleged rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case, broadening the search to uncover potential victims and accomplices of the financier two weeks after he killed himself. Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said the...

Man accused of sexually assaulting girl multiple times

Aug. 23, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut girl has told police that a man sexually assaulted her more than 50 times. Police say 37-year-old Pawel Dabrowski, of Shelton, has been charged with multiple counts of first-degree sexual assault and illegal sexual contact. The teenager and her mother contacted police...

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...