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FILE - In this Monday, July 15, 2019 file photo, Naason Joaquin Garcia, the leader of a Mexico-based evangelical church with a worldwide membership, attends a bail review hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court. On Tuesday, April 7, 2020 a California appeals court has dismissed the criminal case against the Mexican megachurch leader on charges of child rape and human trafficking. The case was dismissed on procedural grounds. García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, has been in custody since June. He is currently being held without bail in Los Angeles. The attorney general's office said it was reviewing the court's ruling. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)

Court drops rape, other charges against megachurch leader

Apr. 8, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court ordered the dismissal of a criminal case Tuesday against a Mexican megachurch leader on charges of child rape and human trafficking on procedural grounds. Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, has been in custody...

Kentucky offender let out of prison by Bevin charged by feds

Apr. 7, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who had sex crime convictions commuted by former Gov. Matt Bevin last year has been charged by federal prosecutors with producing child pornography. The new charge against Dayton Jones stems from events that led to sodomy and other charges against him by Kentucky...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. A federal judge denied Kelly's request that he be released from custody out of concern that he might contract the coronavirus. He is being held in a federal  in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges.  “The defendant is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten or intimidate prospective witnesses,”  U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly of Brooklyn wrote in her denial.

Judge: R Kelly must remain locked up amid coronavirus crisis

Apr. 7, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York on Tuesday denied R&B singer R. Kelly's request for release from jail in Chicago because he was concerned he could contract the coronavirus while behind bars. “The defendant is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. In a court filing Thursday, March 26, 2020, R Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

R Kelly seeks release from jail, cites coronavirus risk

Mar. 26, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge Thursday to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges, a court filing by his lawyers saying scant precautions to stem the spread of the virus behind bars put...

Miami airport Customs officer charged with fondling girl, 16

Mar. 11, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer who works at a South Florida airport fondled a 16-year-old girl and tried to take pornographic photos of her, authorities said. Fabio Lopez, 61, was charged Wednesday with engaging in sexual activity with a minor and attempting to...

Man sentenced for threatening to post lewd photos of teen

Mar. 6, 2020 1:44 PM EST

EAST HEMPFIELD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who threatened to post lewd photos of a teenage co-worker on social media after she stopped talking to him is now headed to state prison. Raymond McClenaghan, 50, of East Hempfield, received a sentence of 18 months to 10 years, and also must register as a sex...

FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. R&B singer R. Kelly is due in federal court to enter a plea to an updated federal indictment that includes sex abuse allegations involving a new accuser.  The 53-year-old is expected to plead not guilty at a hearing Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Chicago to a superseding indictment unsealed last month that includes multiple counts of child pornography. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

R. Kelly pleads not guilty; feds say new charges planned

Mar. 5, 2020 3:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday pleaded not guilty to an updated federal indictment that includes child pornography charges and allegations involving a new accuser, while prosecutors said more charges alleging yet another victim are upcoming. Kelly, 53, stood silently in orange prison...

FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department shows former Jared Foundation executive director Russell Taylor. On Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt overturned the child pornography conviction of Taylor, an associate of disgraced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, who had provided evidence that led to a criminal case against Fogle. (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

Judge overturns porn conviction of Jared Fogle associate

Mar. 2, 2020 3:34 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has overturned the child pornography conviction of an associate of Jared Fogle who provided evidence that led to a criminal case the against disgraced former Subway pitchman. Russell Taylor was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2015 for producing pornography. In a...

Former state Sen. Mike Folmer leaves the Lebanon County courthouse, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Lebanon, Pa. Folmer entered a guilty plea in court to three counts of possessing child porn and one count of criminal use of a communications facility for having items on his cellphone. Sentencing has been set for late May. (Dan Gleiter/The Patriot-News via AP)

Ex-Pennsylvania lawmaker pleads guilty in child porn case

Feb. 27, 2020 2:30 PM EST

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state lawmaker charged last fall with possession of child pornography pleaded guilty Thursday. Mike Folmer entered a guilty plea in Lebanon County Court to three counts of possessing child porn and one count of criminal use of a communications facility for having...

FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. An updated federal indictment filed on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Chicago, refers to yet another minor accusing R. Kelly of sexual misconduct, adding to the jailed singer's mounting legal challenges across three states. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

Reworked charges in Chicago cite another R. Kelly accuser

Feb. 14, 2020 3:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An updated federal indictment against R. Kelly unsealed Friday in Chicago includes sex abuse allegations involving a new accuser, adding to the jailed singer's mounting legal challenges across three states. The 13-count superseding indictment doesn't add more charges against Kelly. It...