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R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

Jun. 29, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for using his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were just children, in a systematic scheme that went on for decades. Through tears and anger, several of Kelly's...

UFC star charged in shooting sues man over alleged molesting

Jun. 29, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cain Velasquez, the former UFC heavyweight champion accused of trying to kill the man he claims molested his 4-year-old son, is suing the man and his family who own a day care where the alleged molestation occurred. Velasquez was arrested in San Jose,...

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

Jun. 29, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

R. Kelly's musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the R&B singer has been sentenced to spend the next three decades behind bars. A jury found Kelly guilty in September of sex trafficking...

FBI opens sweeping probe of clergy sex abuse in New Orleans

Jun. 29, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, a rare federal foray into such cases looking specifically at whether priests took children across state lines to molest them, officials and others familiar...

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Epstein

Jun. 28, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for helping the financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. The stiff sentence was a victory for a...

Indiana woman gets 55 years in 3-year-old's beating death

Jun. 28, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman convicted of murder in the beating death of her 3-year-old son was sentenced Tuesday to 55 years in prison. A judge also sentenced 31-year-old Crystal Cox to two years of probation for the July 5, 2021, death of her son Zeus. ...

A timeline of the Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell scandal

Jun. 28, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment he first faced criminal charges, in 2006, Jeffrey Epstein has been the object of public fascination, conspiracy theories and outrage — especially after his lawyers got prosecutors to agree to a lenient plea deal that spared him from serious prison time. ...

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping millionaire Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teen girls

Jun. 28, 2022 14:32 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping millionaire Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teen girls.

Detroit woman charged after body of son, 3, found in freezer

Jun. 26, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit woman has been charged in the death of her 3-year-old son after police found the boy's decomposing body in a basement freezer. The 31-year-old woman is charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and torture and concealing the death of an individual,...

Former Kentucky choir teacher sentenced in student rape case

Jun. 26, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former choir teacher at a Kentucky high school has been sentenced to five years in prison in the rape of an underage student. News outlets reported that Haley Reed, a former teacher at Oldham County High School, was sentenced Thursday. Reed...