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Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Local zoning drives high housing costs around Maine Municipal officials don’t have to answer to the people who can’t afford to live in their community. When people talk...

Appellate court upholds ex-pastor's rape, battery conviction

Nov. 26, 2021 12:54 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the 2020 conviction of a former pastor on statutory rape and sexual battery involving two 14-year-old girls. The Rev. Troy Anthony Piccaluga, 52, was convicted March 5, 2020, on the charges and sentenced...

Judge gives Alabama sex offender six life sentences

Nov. 24, 2021 17:41 PM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sex offender has been sentenced to six consecutive life terms, plus 190 years. Gary Wayne George, 57, of Prattville, pleaded guilty to three counts each of rape in the second degree and sodomy, five counts of possession of child...

Rideshare driver arrested in Beaverton, accused of rape

Nov. 24, 2021 15:20 PM EST

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland rideshare driver has been accused of raping and kidnapping a passenger. KOIN-TV reports the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Omar Al Naser was arrested Tuesday at his Beaverton home on four charges related to an...

Maine school worker charged with sex crime pleads not guilty

Nov. 24, 2021 14:23 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former employee of Maine's largest school district has pleaded not guilty to federal sex crimes, including exploiting a child in the classroom. Benjamin Conroy, 32, had worked as an education technician for students on the autism spectrum in...

Bo Schembechler statue on U-M campus defaced with red paint

Nov. 24, 2021 12:57 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A statue on the University of Michigan campus of legendary football coach Glenn “Bo” Schembechler has been vandalized with paint and a message supporting sexual assault victims of a former sports doctor has been scrawled on the steps beneath it. ...

Former camp counselor accused of sexually abusing camper

Nov. 23, 2021 21:23 PM EST

OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire grand jury has indicted a former summer camp counselor on charges that he sexually abused a camper under 16 over three summers, from 2001 to 2003. Indictments in Carroll County were made public Tuesday on two counts of aggravated...

It's not just Peng. China is cracking down on MeToo movement

Nov. 23, 2021 20:04 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Huang Xueqin, who publicly supported a woman when she accused a professor of sexual assault, was arrested in September. Wang Jianbing, who helped women report sexual harassment, was detained along with her. Neither has been heard from since. Meanwhile, several other...

Defrocked Cardinal McCarrick named in sex abuse lawsuit

Nov. 23, 2021 17:43 PM EST

Defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is facing another sexual abuse lawsuit, from a man who claims McCarrick abused him in the 1980s in New Jersey. In the lawsuit filed in state court and announced Tuesday, Michael Reading alleged McCarrick engaged in sexual contact with...

Conviction overturned in 1981 rape of author Alice Sebold

Nov. 23, 2021 16:31 PM EST

A rape conviction at the center of a memoir by award-winning author Alice Sebold has been overturned because of what authorities determined were serious flaws with the 1982 prosecution and concerns the wrong man had been sent to jail. Anthony Broadwater, who spent 16...