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Judge begins key hearing on Boy Scouts bankruptcy plan

Sep. 21, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Tuesday began a key hearing that could determine whether the Boy Scouts of America can emerge from bankruptcy later this year with a reorganization plan that would compensate thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children. ...

Charges related to death of spiritual leader dropped

Sep. 21, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Criminal charges have been dropped in connection with the death of a spiritual leader whose mummified body was found in what appeared to be a shrine in a southern Colorado home, according to court officials. The body of Amy Carlson, 45, the leader of the...

Former teacher to plead guilty to human trafficking

Sep. 21, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former high school teacher who was accused of soliciting sexual activity from a minor in exchange for money and manufacturing and possessing child sexual abuse images is planning to enter a guilty plea to a human trafficking charge, according to a court document filed...

Northern Virginia imam charged with indecent liberties

Sep. 21, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — The imam at a northern Virginia mosque has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl who had sought his help. Fairfax County police said Tuesday that the 36-year-old imam, a Maryland resident, served as imam for the last nine years at the...

Woman charged after daughter, 3, found dead in garbage bag

Sep. 21, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

TAWAS CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman has been charged with murder days after her 3-year-old daughter's body was found with stab wounds inside a garbage bag, authorities said. Justine Johnson, 22, was arraigned Monday in 81st District Court in Tawas City on one...

Authorities search for girl unaccounted for since February

Sep. 21, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in western Virginia are searching for a 3-year-old girl who has been unaccounted for since February. Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith said that Khaleesi Cuthriell was in the care of Candi Royer from October until January of this year,...

Kent man sentenced to 7 years in prison for rape in park

Sep. 21, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 36-year-old Kent man was sentenced in federal court Monday to more than seven years in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl in 2020 in Olympic National Park. Christopher James Kuna will be required to register as a sex offender once he has served...

Crocker man charged with murder in infant daughter's death

Sep. 20, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 24-year-old man was charged Monday in the death of his 8-month-old daughter. Dillon Snider, 24, was charged with second-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death and endangering the welfare of a child. Snider remains jailed in Miller...

Former Delaware pastor found liable for child sexual abuse

Sep. 17, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A woman who said her father, a former pastor of a Delaware church, sexually abused her as a child and trafficked her to other men, was awarded $1.5 million by a federal jury on Friday. Alicia Cohen, 41, said in her civil lawsuit that Ronald Cohen...

California imposes more safeguards on youth organizations

Sep. 16, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California imposed more safeguards on youth service organizations Thursday to protect against future child abuse complaints like those that drove the Boys Scouts of America into bankruptcy last year. Legislation approved by Gov. Gavin Newsom...