Crimes against children

March 27, 2017 - 4:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In some versions of a March 24 story about the criminal conviction of former Penn State University president Graham Spanier, The Associated Press erroneously reported the length of retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's sentence. It was for 30 to 60 years, not 10...
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March 22, 2017 - 5:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of a 15-year-old girl who authorities say was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday that her daughter has received online threats since it happened and that neighborhood kids have been joking about it and harassing her family. The woman...
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March 22, 2017 - 9:55 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Investigators are making good progress in identifying those who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old Chicago girl in an attack that was streamed on Facebook Live, authorities said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Wednesday that no arrests had been made, but he tweeted Tuesday...
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March 22, 2017 - 7:35 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said. The video marks the second time in recent months that the Chicago...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows Wendy Lavarnia. Phoenix police say Lavarnia and her husband have been arrested following the shooting of their 9-year-old son, who police say remains on life support. Lavarnia told police she placed a loaded gun on a bed within reach of two of her young children while she turned to get a holster and that a 2-year-old shot the 9-year-old. She was arrested on suspicion of four counts of child abuse for allegedly endangering her children. (Maricopa County Sheriff via AP)
March 22, 2017 - 1:56 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A 9-year-old boy shot in the head by his 2-year-old brother with their mother's handgun died Tuesday, and their mother told police she had previously let the toddler handle the gun when it wasn't loaded, authorities said. Landen Lavarnia was declared dead at a hospital, Phoenix...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows Wendy Lavarnia. Phoenix police say Lavarnia and her husband have been arrested following the shooting of their 9-year-old son, who police say remains on life support. Lavarnia told police she placed a loaded gun on a bed within reach of two of her young children while she turned to get a holster and that a 2-year-old shot the 9-year-old. She was arrested on suspicion of four counts of child abuse for allegedly endangering her children. (Maricopa County Sheriff via AP)
March 21, 2017 - 11:06 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A 9-year-old boy shot in the head by his 2-year-old brother with their mother's handgun died Tuesday, and their mother told police she had previously let the toddler handle the gun when it wasn't loaded, authorities said. Landen Lavarnia was declared dead at a hospital, Phoenix...
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March 21, 2017 - 6:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said Tuesday. The video marks the second time in recent months that the...
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FILE - This March 16, 2017, file photo, provided by the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office in Norman, Okla., shows Ralph Shortey, a Republican state senator who is facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy. His attorney said Monday, March 20, 2017, that Shortey plans to resign his seat by Wednesday evening. (Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
March 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator charged with child prostitution once proposed a bill to prohibit the use of human fetuses in food and spent 17 years working with a program that introduces young people to government. Sen. Ralph Shortey, who was elected to represent part of the...
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, March 20, 2017. Spanier faces charges that he failed to report suspected child sex abuse in the last remaining criminal case in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 21, 2017 - 9:49 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors preparing to lay out their case against Penn State's former president in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal say two of his ex-top lieutenants could take the stand. Opening statements are scheduled to get underway Tuesday in the long-delayed criminal...
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, March 20, 2017. Spanier faces charges that he failed to report suspected child sex abuse in the last remaining criminal case in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 21, 2017 - 12:16 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors preparing to lay out their case against Penn State's former president say two of his ex-top lieutenants are among those who could take the stand. Opening statements are scheduled to get underway Tuesday in the long-delayed criminal trial, in which Graham Spanier...
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