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Murder charges filed in Miami Beach spring break overdoses

Aug. 05, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two North Carolina men accused of raping a 24-year-old tourist who overdosed during spring break in Miami Beach now face first-degree murder charges. On Wednesday, a grand jury in Miami-Dade County found Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 25, both from...

Dancers allege instructor, wife, sexually abused them

Aug. 05, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two professional dancers have filed a lawsuit alleging that a former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet sexually assaulted young dancers he was instructing, and that his wife aided in the abuse. Boston Ballet’s Sage Humphries and another dancer,...

'Trauma as his shield': Cuomo's apology, defense criticized

Aug. 05, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He said his actions had been misconstrued, his words misunderstood. He said it was cultural: He hugs, he kisses, he says “Ciao, bella.” He said it was generational: Sometimes he lapses into “honey” or “sweetheart” or tells bad jokes. But of...

Teacher at US Army base in Germany charged with sexual abuse

Aug. 05, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An educator who taught the children of U.S. military personnel at an Army base in Germany is accused of sexually assaulting two young students, court records show. Stefan Eberhard Zappey has been a civilian employee of the U.S. Department of...

Police allege Hillsong founder concealed child sex abuse

Aug. 05, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The founder of the Sydney-based global Hillsong Church, Brian Houston, has been charged with concealing child sex offenses, police said Thursday. Detectives served Houston’s lawyers on Thursday with a notice for him to appear in a Sydney...

Suspected rape and killing of Indian girl triggers protests

Aug. 05, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Angry villagers in the Indian capital held a protest Thursday outside a crematorium where they say a 9-year-old girl was raped and killed earlier this week. The protesters, sitting on a makeshift stage, held placards demanding justice for the girl, who...

Former Catholic school teacher sentenced in sex abuse case

Aug. 04, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A former Catholic school teacher will spend 12 to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing children during his tenure at a southern Michigan school in the 1970s. Joseph Comperchio, 67, was sentenced Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court,...

Officials: Inmate killed in cell by another inmate

Aug. 04, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. (AP) — An inmate at a Virginia prison has been killed in his cell in an apparent attack by another inmate, correctional officials said. The 63-year-old inmate was pronounced dead on Tuesday night at the Lawrenceville Correctional Center, the Virginia...

Minnesota prosecutor charged with sexually assaulting child

Aug. 03, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

FOLEY, Minn. (AP) — The top prosecutor in a Minnesota county is facing three felonies for allegedly sexually assaulting a child under 16. Benton County Attorney Philip Miller, of Rice, was charged last week with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim...

Lawmaker who ID'd rape accuser may lose committee assignment

Aug. 03, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Idaho legislative ethics committee decided Tuesday that a lawmaker who publicized the name of a Statehouse intern who reported that she was raped by another lawmaker should be stripped of one of her committee assignments for acting in an a manner “unbecoming” to...