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Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist's photo

Oct. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With the filing of yet another criminal charge against a co-founder of Dragon Con, his attorney has renewed his call for a prosecutor to be barred from any matter involving his client. Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter last week secured an indictment against Ed Kramer on a...

Maryland man gets 12 years in prison for sharing child porn

Oct. 10, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for distributing child pornography. The office of the U.S. Attorney in Maryland Robert Hur said Wednesday that 47-year-old Stephen Bayne Fields Jr. also must have supervised release for the rest of his life after leaving prison....

Clarification: Police Officer-Sexual Misconduct story

Oct. 9, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In a headline for a story on Oct. 8, The Associated Press reported that a former Kentucky police officer was sentenced to 5 years for "unwanted sex" with 5 women. The headline should have simply repeated the charges of "sexual misconduct" that former Louisville Police Officer Pablo...

Mar-a-Lago Army officer lied during child porn investigation

Sep. 28, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A military officer who had been in charge of the U.S. Army's White House communications at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club received probation Friday for lying to federal agents during a child pornography investigation. Staff Sgt. Richard Ciccarella tearfully apologized...

Jan. election set to replace arrested lawmaker who resigned

Sep. 25, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters in a central Pennsylvania state Senate district will get a chance in January to pick a replacement for a four-term senator who resigned last week after being arrested on child pornography possession charges. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said in a Wednesday statement that Jan. 14 is...

Plea deal reached for Wisconsin fugitive who hid in bunker

Sep. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys have reached a plea deal for a former Wisconsin fugitive who hid out in a makeshift bunker for more than three years. Forty-four-year-old Jeremiah Button was discovered in August living in a bunker powered by solar panels and a pedal generator. Button disappeared in...

Ex-official convicted of child porn charges gets 12 years

Sep. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

WAYNE, Pa. (AP) — A former top official in a Philadelphia suburb who authorities say had thousands of pornographic images of children on various devices, including an iPad issued for government business, has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison. Philip Ahr was sentenced Tuesday. The...

Pennsylvania lawmaker in child porn possession case resigns

Sep. 18, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who is facing child pornography possession charges resigned Wednesday, just hours after his arrest spurred condemnation and calls for him to step down. Sen. Mike Folmer was charged late Tuesday by the state attorney general's office after agents...

The Latest: Lawmaker in child porn possession case resigns

Sep. 18, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a Pennsylvania state lawmaker charged with possessing child pornography (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Senate officials say a Pennsylvania state lawmaker who is facing child pornography possession charges has resigned. Sen. Mike Folmer's apparent resignation Wednesday...

Mariners blank Pittsburgh after Pirates' Vázquez arrested

Sep. 17, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' season has been going downhill since the All-Star break and it got even worse Tuesday night. Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 after Pirates...