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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2019, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse to be resentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. Jerry Sandusky's legal effort to have his decadeslong child molestation sentence reduced will be the subject of a hearing Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in a Pennsylvania courtroom. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Judge to consider Sandusky's latest request for new sentence

Jan. 28, 2020 5:59 AM EST

Jerry Sandusky's legal effort to have his decadeslong child molestation sentence reduced will be the subject of a hearing Tuesday in a Pennsylvania courtroom. The former Penn State assistant football coach's defense lawyers and state prosecutors are expected to argue about whether Judge Maureen Skerda should...

Crime scene investigators work the scene where remains of a person authorities later identified as 25-year-old Stephanie Parze of Freehold Township, N.J., was found in Old Bridge Township, N.J., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Authorities identified the remains found in central New Jersey as those of Parze, who disappeared from her home last fall, and investigators said Monday that a suicide note left by her ex-boyfriend supported their suspicions that he killed her. (Brian Johnston/The Asbury Park Press via AP)

Remains found in wooded area identified as missing woman

Jan. 27, 2020 5:06 PM EST

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities identified remains found in central New Jersey as those of a woman who disappeared from her home last fall, and investigators said Monday that a suicide note left by her ex-boyfriend supported their suspicions that he killed her. The remains of Stephanie Parze, 25, of...

Man pleads guilty in mysterious explosions near Philadelphia

Jan. 27, 2020 12:47 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to charges in a series of mysterious explosions the past three months in suburban Philadelphia. Thirty-two-year-old David Surman Jr. pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court on Monday to conspiracy to possess and possession of weapons of mass destruction,...

Police: Man posed as teen online, assaulted children

Jan. 26, 2020 12:37 PM EST

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors in Oregon say a 26-year-old man posed as a high school student on social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram and then sexually assaulted children when they met with him in person. Lafayette Castillo, of Beaverton, Oregon, was indicted on Friday on charges of...

Seaside man gets 20 years for encouraging child sex abuse

Jan. 26, 2020 9:11 AM EST

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — A Seaside man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for encouraging child sex abuse. Joshua Allen Pickering, 36, pleaded guilty to eight counts of encouraging child sex abuse in the second degree. He was originally charged with 18 counts of possession of child pornography, The...

Former coach who hid camera in bathroom gets 7-year sentence

Jan. 24, 2020 4:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former youth volleyball coach who installed a hidden camera to record videos of hundreds of children using a bathroom at a suburban Chicago athletic training facility was sentenced Friday to six years and 11 months in federal prison. The sentencing imposed by a federal judge on...

Georgia authorities: 7 charged in undercover child sex sting

Jan. 24, 2020 1:24 PM EST

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Seven men have been accused of trying to solicit sex from minors following a three-day undercover sting operation targeting online sexual predators, Georgia authorities said Friday. The men believed they were chatting online with girls under the age of 16 but were really speaking to...

Social worker charged with coercing client into prostitution

Jan. 24, 2020 12:21 PM EST

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A former child services caseworker has been charged with human trafficking, accused of recruiting a mother who was her client into prostitution in exchange for a favorable custody recommendation, authorities said. Candace Talley, 27, of Winslow, New Jersey, was working for the Division...

Repeat offender sentenced to 10 years for having child porn

Jan. 23, 2020 8:09 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sex offender was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing child pornography. Barney Knotts, 74, was sentenced Wednesday to a decade in prison, news outlets reported. Knotts, who pleaded guilty in September, was a registered sex offender in Alabama at the time of his...

Detectives catch bathroom voyeur in child porn investigation

Jan. 23, 2020 11:19 AM EST

Detectives investigating a child pornography case discovered secretly recorded videos of adults using the bathroom at the suspect's house. Jesse Michael Chester, 40, was arrested Wednesday and charged with child pornography and video voyeurism, court records show. Chester was the subject of a Pinellas County...