Tag: Child abuse

3 decades later, Georgia man is charged with killing boy, 8

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MARIETTA, Ga. — A convicted sex offender has been arrested more than 30 years after an 8-year-old boy was found dead in the woods...

Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania's high court on Wednesday dealt a blow to victims of child sexual abuse who had hoped to revive their otherwise...

Indiana teen faces August competency hearing in girl’s death

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A northern Indiana court will hear testimony next month to determine whether a 14-year-old boy accused in the strangulation death...

Lawyer in Vatican abuse trial says no evidence of misconduct

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ROME — The lawyer for a former altar boy accused of sexually abusing a younger boy at the Vatican’s youth seminary asked a Vatican...

For pregnant women, pandemic made hunt for drug rehab harder

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After using drugs on and off for years, Megan Sims wanted to get clean again. But she couldn’t bring herself to stop during the...

Prosecution: father killed son who wanted to cut him off

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DENVER — Prosecutors told a jury in closing arguments Thursday that a Colorado father charged with killing his son almost a decade ago committed...

Vatican prosecutor seeks prison for priest in abuse trial

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VATICAN CITY — A prosecutor for the Holy See asked a Vatican court Thursday to convict and sentence an Italian priest for the alleged...

‘Marrying Millions’ TV star pleads not guilty to raping teen

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Developer and reality TV personality William Hutchinson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl at his Southern...

Police officer charged with murder in stepson’s death

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CURTIS BAY, Md. — A Baltimore police officer has been charged with murder in the death of his teenaged stepson, whose body was found...

Justice Dept. watchdog: FBI seriously mishandled Nassar case

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WASHINGTON — The FBI made numerous serious errors in investigating allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar and didn't treat the...