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Police: attack on 14-year-old Dutch girl may be LGBTQ-linked

Jul. 27, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police in Amsterdam said Tuesday that they are treating a brutal assault on a 14-year-old girl as a possible LGBTQ-related attack as they appealed for witnesses. The assault Monday gained national prominence after Paul Brink posted a photo...

North Carolina man cited after son rescued from porch roof

Jul. 26, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been cited after firefighters rescued a 2-year-old from the roof of a home, police said. Jacksonville police spokeswoman Beth Purcell said in a news release that officers and emergency personnel responded on Saturday...

Convicted killer of 11-year-old Florida girl dies in prison

Jul. 26, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A man who was convicted of abducting, raping and killing an 11-year-old Florida girl as she walked home in 2004 died in prison on Monday, the state Attorney General's Office said. Joseph Smith was on Florida's death row for killing Carlie Brucia in...

New Hampshire bishop denies allegations of past sexual abuse

Jul. 25, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The head of the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire “categorically denies” recent allegations that he committed sexual abuse while serving as a priest in New York in the 1980s, according to a statement issued by his lawyer on Saturday. A...

Las Vegas man enters plea in daughter's death in a hot car

Jul. 25, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in the death of his young daughter who was left in a hot car last year. Prosecutors told Las Vegas TV station KTVN that 28-year-old Sidney Deal entered an Alford plea in order to avoid the...

Couple accused of reform school abuses released from prison

Jul. 24, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri couple facing multiple charges of abuse against girls at a Christian reform school have been released from jail and placed on home confinement after they reported health issues. In a bond hearing on Friday, Circuit Judge...

California church leader held for alleged child sex abuse

Jul. 23, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — The co-founder and “'apostle” of a Southern California church was arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a child for years, beginning when she was 9 years old, authorities said Friday. Puredi Hillary, 67, of Rancho Cucamonga, was...

Police investigate child sexual abuse case, apparent suicide

Jul. 23, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police in Marshalltown and Ames are investigating a sexual exploitation allegation and an apparent suicide that appear to be related. A former Marshalltown school employee was found dead inside an Ames home on Thursday, police said....

MLB extends Castro's domestic violence leave through July 29

Jul. 23, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Nationals infielder Starlin Castro's administrative leave was extended an additional seven days Friday by Major League Baseball through July 29 under its domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. The leave began July 16 under...

Life in prison is sentence for Florida man in double killing

Jul. 23, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man will serve life in prison without parole for the 2018 slayings of his girlfriend and their young special-needs daughter, a judge ruled Friday. The sentence for Ronnie Oneal III was a foregone conclusion when a jury opted in June not to...