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Man gets 6 years prison for sex abuse, strangulation

Jul. 20, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A former Seattle man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for sexual abuse, strangulation and other crimes against a woman in Oregon. The Washington County District Attorney's Office says Juan Perales Jr. was sentenced this week after he was convicted in June of sexual...

Former Cochise County jail chaplain loses bid to move trial

Jul. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A former Cochise County jail chaplain has lost his bid to have his upcoming trial on charges accusing him of sexually assaulting female inmates conducted outside the county. Herald/Review Media reported that Superior Court Judge Laura Cardinal denied the motion but said she would...

Ames man indicted of federal child pornography charges

Jul. 19, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa State University graduate student accused of sex crimes during his time at the school has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Jona Shitaleni Paulus, of Ames, was charged Thursday by a grand jury with one count of receiving...

2nd student pleads to lesser charges in high school assault

Jul. 19, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Mo. (AP) — A second southwest Missouri high school graduate charged in an alleged sexual assault of a classmate and the kidnapping another has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Twenty-year-old Chandler Brown, of Highlandville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to peace disturbance, a misdemeanor. He was...

Correction: El Salvador-Massacre story

Jul. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In a story July 18 about new charges related to the 1981 El Mozote massacre in El Salvador, The Associated Press reported erroneously that two military officers were killed in 1984 when the helicopter in which they were flying was fired on by guerrillas. It was blown up by...

Youth baseball coach sentenced for soliciting minor

Jul. 19, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Connecticut youth baseball coach who arranged to meet with a 14-year-old boy to engage in illicit sexual activity has been sentenced to five years in prison. Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Merchant of Woodstock, Connecticut, was sentenced Friday in Providence federal court....

Missouri man sentenced in rape, kidnapping of Kansas deputy

Jul. 19, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a Kansas sheriff's deputy. Brady Newman-Caddell, of Independence, was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty last year to rape, kidnapping and sodomy. William Luth, of Blue Springs, Missouri, was sentenced...

Judge denies request for new trial in rape, murder in Maine

Jul. 19, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge has denied a request for a new trial for a man serving a life sentence for a rape and killing in 1994 The Portland Press Herald reports Justice Roland Cole this week dismissed 51-year-old Foster Bates' third petition for post-conviction review. He'll likely continue...

Oklahoma man accused of raping child in McDonald's bathroom

Jul. 19, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — A 37-year-old Oklahoma man has been jailed on rape complaints after authorities said he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in a bathroom at a McDonald's play area, which the child was visiting during a day care field trip. Midwest City police say a day care worker knocked on...

Editorials from around New England

Jul. 19, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

Editorials from around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT No disguising ugliness of Trump comments Connecticut Post July 17 Even at this late date, four years after he launched his presidential campaign in a spasm of xenophobia, there's a desire on the part of many Americans to believe that racism from the president of...