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GOP prosecutor chosen to run for seat vacated by senator

Oct. 19, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans have chosen a prosecutor to run to replace a four-term Pennsylvania state senator who resigned last month after being arrested on child pornography charges. Lebanon County District Attorney David Arnold easily outpaced four other candidates during Saturday's nomination...

Foster care problems left kids vulnerable to sex traffickers

Oct. 19, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen children who ran away from troubled Kansas welfare system and juvenile corrections placements have wound up incarcerated for crimes related to human trafficking, drawing the ire of victims' advocates and some lawmakers who say the runaways were victims themselves....

Lawmaker facing child porn possession charges waives hearing

Oct. 18, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A four-term Pennsylvania state senator who resigned after being arrested on child pornography possession charges is waiving his preliminary hearing. Court records show that Republican Mike Folmer waived the hearing Friday. It had been scheduled for Oct. 31. No trial date has been...

2 persons of interest in child abduction deny involvement

Oct. 18, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two people arrested after a girl was abducted from a birthday party in Alabama deny any involvement in her disappearance, their lawyers said Friday as police released new surveillance video of a potential suspect. Attorneys for Patrick Devone Stallworth, 39, and Derick Irisha Brown,...

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...

Former sheriff's deputy pleads guilty to child pornography

Oct. 17, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography. Forty-year-old Leonard Jerome Wilson, formerly of Camdenton, accepted a plea deal Thursday that requires him to surrender his peace officer license and enter guilty pleas in two related state cases....

Person of interest in girl's abduction freed on bond

Oct. 17, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A person of interest in the abduction of a 3-year-old Alabama girl has been released from jail after being arrested on unrelated charges. Al.com reports 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth bonded out of the Jefferson County Jail early Thursday. His bond was set at $500,000 on...

Latter-day Saint bishop arrested in child-pornography case

Oct. 17, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) — A bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is under arrest on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Police say 61-year-old Timothy James Hallows of Kaysville is being held on suspicion of eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. He is being held without...

Former math teacher gets 45 months in prison for child porn

Oct. 17, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts high school math teacher has been sentenced on federal child pornography charges. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston says 27-year-old Warren Anderson, of Lowell and Harvard, was sentenced Wednesday to 45 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Anderson...

Florida school accused of mishandling child porn allegation

Oct. 17, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — A former high school student is suing a Florida school board, saying it mishandled her sexual misconduct allegation against a former school employee. Treasure Coast Newspapers reports Marissa Hedden says St. Lucie County's school board failed to investigate former employee...