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Louisiana teacher, husband accused of rape, child porn

Oct. 23, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — A 34-year-old Livingston Parish teacher and her husband, a longtime sheriff's deputy, have been arrested on rape and pornography counts involving juveniles. The Advocate reports 44-year-old Dennis Perkins was arrested Tuesday in Sabine Parish, where he had traveled for a fishing...

Police ask public for help in search for 29-year-old woman

Oct. 23, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Police in Waterville, Maine, are asking for the public's help in finding a 29-year-old woman whose boyfriend was arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of her children. Police say Melissa Sousa was last seen Tuesday morning when she put her twin daughters on a school bus....

Report details 70 years of sexual abuse by Colorado clergy

Oct. 23, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — At least 166 Colorado children were sexually abused by 43 Roman Catholic priests over 70 years, and it took the church an average of nearly 20 years to act against clergy credibly accused of abuse, according to a report released Wednesday by Colorado's attorney general. The findings of the...

Man sentenced to 10 years for repeatedly raping 7-year-old

Oct. 23, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who prosecutors say repeatedly raped a 7-year-old girl has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Hartford Courant reports that 29-year-old Jerry Zapata, of Avon, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in August to first-degree sexual assault. In an...

Man sentenced to 10 years to life in sex assault of girl, 11

Oct. 23, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who authorities say sexually assaulted and impregnated an 11-year-old girl has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison in Ohio. The Canton Repository reports 27-year-old Juan Leon-Gomez, a Guatemalan citizen in the country illegally, pleaded guilty to rape and was sentenced...

Man accused of driving drunk at 110 mph with kids in vehicle

Oct. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Court documents say a man who is charged with a felony was driving drunk with a 2-, 4- and 10-year-old in his vehicle as he sped down a Missouri highway at 110 mph. Thirty-three-year-old Justin Pike, of St. Joseph, was charged this week with child endangerment. The St. Joseph...

Drunken driver who caused deadly crash faces new charges

Oct. 23, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

PATTONSBURG, Mo. (AP) — Court documents say a woman who was convicted of a deadly 2002 drunken driving crash in Kansas was high on meth when she was caught driving on the wrong side of a Missouri highway with two children in her vehicle. Thirty-six-year-old Ginny Klitzing is jailed without bond on four...

Tennessee man charged with failing to keep gun safe from boy

Oct. 23, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a man failed to secure a gun used in the death of a 14-year-old who was shot by his younger brother. The Shelby County district attorney's office says 20-year-old Tyree Washington has been arrested on charges of criminally negligent homicide and child neglect...

Australia asking Israel to return educator in sex abuse case

Oct. 23, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Wednesday he will raise with Israel's next administration the need for a quick resolution to a 5-year-old extradition battle over an Israeli educator accused of child sex abuse in an Australian school. Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a...

3rd delay in trial for Louisiana judge accused of sex crimes

Oct. 23, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The trial for a Louisiana judge accused of molesting teenage girls has been delayed for a third time. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported Tuesday that the Attorney General's Office and the defendant's attorneys agreed to delay trial from Oct. 28 to Jan. 6. St. John the...