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Man accused in plot to kill young sex abuse victim sentenced

May. 14, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise man who was convicted of soliciting the murder or kidnapping of a little girl who he was later convicted of sexually abusing has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for one of the crimes. Byron Ely, 62, was sentenced Tuesday for the...

Lawsuit: Agency's failure led to New Mexico boy's death

May. 14, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At age 17, Krista Cruz was still in foster care when her second son, James Dunklee Cruz, was born. The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department knew Krista well — she had been a ward of the state for seven years after experiencing...

Missouri lawmakers pass safeguards for boarding schools

May. 13, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri would gain greater oversight of unlicensed residential care facilities for children under legislation that won final approval Thursday following allegations of long-running abuse at some boarding schools. The...

Iowa eliminates statute of limitations for child sex crimes

May. 13, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has joined more than a dozen other states in eliminating the statute of limitations for several child sex abuse crimes. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the measure into law on Wednesday. It eliminates the statute of limitations for sex crimes...

Police: Ohio man charged with murder in death of infant son

May. 13, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury has indicted an Ohio man on murder and other charges in the death of his 3-week-old son last year, according to police officials. Police in Willoughby outside Cleveland issued a statement Wednesday that said 30-year-old William...

Charges filed after mummy of spiritual leader found in home

May. 12, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors have charged seven people after the mummified body of the leader of a spiritual group called Love Has Won was found decorated with Christmas lights and glitter in what appeared to be a shrine in a southern Colorado home. Amy Carlson, 45, who...

Prosecutors shelves probe of gang rape that shocked Egypt

May. 12, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors said they have shelved their months-long investigation into an alleged 2014 gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at a luxury Cairo hotel, ordering the release of all suspects for lack of evidence. The case shocked Egypt’s conservative...

Judge rejects plea deal for darknet child porn purveyor

May. 12, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a plea agreement on Wednesday that called for 15 to 21 years in prison for a man authorities described as the world’s largest purveyor of child pornography. Eric Eoin Marques is entitled to withdraw his guilty plea...

Report on campus doctor raises flags about iconic coach

May. 12, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A report about the stunning lack of action at the University of Michigan while a rogue doctor was sexually assaulting hundreds of young men has cast an unflattering light at one of the school's giants, the late football coach Bo Schembechler, whose bronze statue...

Analysis of police misconduct record laws in all 50 states

May. 12, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

CARBONDALE, Illinois (AP) — Below is an analysis of public record laws in all 50 states. It is based on an analysis of statutes and court opinions as well as interviews with experts. To stay up to date with the rapidly changing laws, visit Legislative Responses for Policing-State Bill...