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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019 file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. State prosecutors said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, that the first of the four Chicago sexual abuse cases against Kelly that they'll take to trial involves a hairdresser who alleges that Kelly tried to force himself on her during a 2003 appointment. Kelly, who remains jailed, faces a raft of charges in several jurisdictions, including four separate indictments on Illinois state charges involving four women who accuse the singer of sexually abusing them during a roughly 10-year period starting in the late 1990s. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

Illinois prosecutors make plan for their 1st R. Kelly trial

Jan. 22, 2020 3:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois prosecutors said Wednesday that the first of four Chicago sexual abuse cases against R. Kelly that they'll take to trial involves a hairdresser who says the R&B singer forced himself on her during a 2003 appointment. Although Cook County prosecutors told Judge Lawrence Frank...

Ex-USA Gymnastics trainer has sexual assault count dropped

Jan. 17, 2020 7:27 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Friday dropped a sexual assault charge against a former trainer who worked alongside imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed Karolyi gymnastics ranch. Debra Van Horn, 64, was charged in Walker County, Texas, in June 2018 with a count of...

Man convicted of child sex abuse sentenced for child porn

Jan. 17, 2020 10:06 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man whose initial 60-day sentence for sexually abusing a child caused an outcry has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Mark Hulett, of Ferrisburgh, was sentenced in federal court on Thursday. In a previous case,...

Germany gives investigators more tools against child porn

Jan. 17, 2020 5:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament on Friday approved legislation that will allow investigators to use computer-generated child pornography to gain access to suspect internet portals. The Justice Ministry said that investigators will need a court's approval to use the technique and will only be allowed to...

FILE - This 1998 file frame from video provided by C-SPAN shows George Nader, then-president and editor of Middle East Insight. Nader, a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, will be sentenced to at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of child sex trafficking and possessing child pornography. (C-SPAN via AP, File)

Mueller probe witness pleads guilty on child sex charges

Jan. 13, 2020 6:55 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation will be sentenced to at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of child sex trafficking and possessing child pornography. Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, 60, entered a plea deal...

FILE - This 1998 file frame from video provided by C-SPAN shows George Nader, then-president and editor of Middle East Insight. Nader, a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, is expected to plead guilty to charges of child sex trafficking and possessing child pornography. A criminal information was filed Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in federal count in Alexandria, Va., against Nader. An information is generally an indication of a looming guilty plea. (C-SPAN via AP, File)

Mueller probe witness considers child sex trafficking plea

Jan. 9, 2020 8:51 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is expected to plead guilty to charges of child sex trafficking and possessing child pornography. A criminal information was filed Thursday in federal count in Alexandria against George Nader , a Lebanese-American...

This undated photo provided by Winnebago, Wis., County Sheriff's Office shows David Hay. Federal prosecutors on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, charged Hay, a high-ranking New York City education official for allegedly using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and possessing child pornography. Hay was deputy chief of staff for the schools chancellor at New York City's Department of Education and was fired after his arrest Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (Winnebago County Sheriff's Office via AP)

New York education leader appears on child sex crime charge

Jan. 3, 2020 6:20 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A high-ranking New York City education official accused of swapping online messages with an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old boy and reserving a whirlpool suite in Wisconsin for a sexual encounter was released Friday on a promise to appear. David Hay, 39, is charged...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Nebraska running back Maurice Washington (28) pretends to pull a trigger as he warms up before an NCAA college football game against South Alabama, in Lincoln, Neb. Maurice Washington, who faces child pornography charges in California and was disciplined for unrelated rules violations last season, has been dismissed from the Nebraska football team. The program announced Washington's departure Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in a two-sentence statement, adding that he was expected to enter the NCAA transfer portal soon. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Nebraska announces dismissal of RB Maurice Washington

Jan. 3, 2020 3:39 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Running back Maurice Washington, who faces child pornography charges in California and was disciplined for unrelated rules violations last season, has been dismissed from the Nebraska football team. The program announced Washington's departure Friday in a two-sentence statement, adding...

Convicted child rapist sentenced to minimum of 43 years

Dec. 31, 2019 10:19 AM EST

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A judge has sentenced child rapist Robert Munger to a minimum of 43 years in prison, a penalty that means the 70-year-old likely will spend the rest of his life there. The Daily News reports Cowlitz Superior Court Judge Michael Evans sentenced the Kelso resident Monday to the...

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, Judge Timothy Feeley, left, addresses former the Rev. Richard J. McCormick, 74, in Salem Superior Court in Boston. Joey Covino said the entirety of his adult life had been altered by McCormick’s abuse over two summers at a Salesian camp - failed relationships, his decisions to join the military and later the police, nightmares that plagued him. His decision to come forward led to McCormick being convicted of rape in 2014 and sentenced to up to 10 years. McCormick since has pleaded guilty to assaulting another boy. (Faith Ninivaggi/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)

Hundreds of accused clergy left off church's sex abuse lists

Dec. 28, 2019 3:31 PM EST

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on a sex offender registry. And yet the former Catholic priest was only just this month added to a list of clergy...