Latest Crimes against children News

Prayer for kidnappers deeply rooted in mission group's faith

Oct. 28, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

When Amish gather for worship each week, they regularly sing the solemn, German-dialect hymns that their spiritual forebears composed nearly five centuries ago in a condition akin to that of 17 missionaries recently kidnapped in Haiti — captivity. Those hymns emerged...

Alabama mom arrested after 1-year-old overdoses on fentanyl

Oct. 28, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman was arrested on a charge of endangering a child after her 1-year-old daughter allegedly overdosed on drugs and had to be revived by first responders, police said. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department in Birmingham said...

Officer charged with punching woman during road rage clash

Oct. 27, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A San Jose police officer was charged Wednesday with punching a woman during an alleged road-rage confrontation on the side of a San Francisco Bay Area highway in the summer while he was off-duty, authorities said. George Brown, 37, was charged...

Eight members of religious group charged with child abuse

Oct. 27, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors allege eight people connected to a Kansas-based organization conspired to provide unpaid child labor to businesses across the country and physically abused them for years. The organization, formerly known as the United Nation...

Man gets house arrest in case of missing Blackfeet girl

Oct. 27, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to nine months of house arrest after pleading guilty to negligent endangerment in the case of a 3-year-old girl who went missing on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in April. HaHaax Vielle pleaded guilty Tuesday in...

Virginia man indicted in 2019 death of infant child

Oct. 27, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with murder in the death of his infant child nearly two years ago, police said. Virginia Beach police announced in a news release Tuesday evening that La’Shaun Quintae Holloway, 23, was indicted last week by a...

Prince Andrew's lawyer wants to keep 2009 legal deal sealed

Oct. 26, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew’s lawyer asked a New York judge Tuesday to keep sealed a 2009 legal agreement that he says can protect the prince against a lawsuit's claims that he sexually assaulted an American woman when she was under 18. The request was made in court...

Alabama man convicted in Louisiana on child porn charges

Oct. 26, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A federal jury in Louisiana convicted an Alabama man on Tuesday of creating child pornography by coercing a girl under age 12 to send him sexually explicit images of herself. William Malone, 45, of Mobile, was convicted in Lafayette on five counts...

State drops open container citation against Alaska lawmaker

Oct. 26, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An open container citation issued to an Alaska state lawmaker has been dismissed because the trooper who issued the citation is no longer in state employment after being accused of sexual abuse of a minor. State Sen. Josh Revak, an Anchorage...

North Carolina parents charged in abuse of 6-week-old

Oct. 26, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Two parents have been arrested in a child abuse case in which a 6-week-old was diagnosed with life-threatening injuries, a North Carolina sheriff's office said Tuesday. The Davidson County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies...