Crimes against children

FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file pool photo, Cyntoia Brown, a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old girl, smiles at family members during her clemency hearing at Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. Brown, championed by celebrities as a symbol of unfair sentencing, was released early Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, from the Tennessee Prison for Women, where she had been serving a life sentence for killing a man who had picked her up for sex at 16. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)
August 07, 2019 - 9:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cyntoia Brown was released early Wednesday from the Tennessee Prison for Women, where she was serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute. Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and other celebrities had lobbied for Brown's release. She was granted...
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August 06, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cyntoia Brown is scheduled to be released from prison this week after being granted clemency . Brown said she was a sex trafficking victim at the time she killed a man in 2004, when she was just 16. Kim Kardashian West and other celebrities lobbied for her release, and then-...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, musician R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago. Minnesota authorities charged singer R. Kelly on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, with two counts of prostitution and solicitation involving a girl under 18 in 2001. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
August 05, 2019 - 5:00 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor charged singer R. Kelly on Monday with prostitution and solicitation related to an allegation that he invited a 17-year-old girl to his hotel room in 2001 and paid her $200 to dance naked with him. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Kelly, whose...
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Rev. Nicola Corradi, center, and Rev. Horacio Corbacho, following behind on left, are escorted from the courtroom after attending their trial in Mendoza, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Corradi, an Italian who is 83 and under house arrest and Corbacho, a 59-year-old priest, are charged with alleged crimes against deaf minors. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
August 05, 2019 - 1:49 pm
MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Downcast and sitting in a wheelchair as his historic trial began Monday in Argentina, the Rev. Nicola Corradi didn't look like the man former students at an institute for the deaf say was the force behind years of "indescribable" torment through alleged sexual abuse. The...
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August 02, 2019 - 7:03 pm
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — The adoptive mother of a North Carolina teen who was missing for years before her body was found in South Carolina has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges. WCCB reports Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said Casey Parsons was sentenced to life in...
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Supporters of R&B performer R. Kelly arrive at federal court in Brooklyn for his hearing, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in New York. Kelly faces an arraignment on charges he sexually abused women and girls. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 02, 2019 - 11:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded guilty Friday in New York to federal charges he sexually abused women and girls. The 52-year-old Kelly was denied bail in a Brooklyn courtroom packed with his supporters. He appeared sullen as prosecutors told Magistrate Judge Steven Tiscione he posed...
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In this Tuesday, July 30, 2019 photo, former University of Wisconsin football player Quintez Cephus watches during his sexual assault trial at the Dane County Courthouse in Madison, Wis. The 21-year-old Cephus is charged with second- and third-degree sexual assault after two 18-year-old women reported to police that he had assaulted them on the same night in April 2018.(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
July 31, 2019 - 4:03 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman has testified that she was too drunk to consent to sex the night that former University of Wisconsin football player Quintez Cephus is accused of raping her in his apartment. The woman testified Wednesday at Cephus' trial. The 21-year-old former Badgers wide receiver...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago. Kelly, who was arrested in Chicago on July 11, 2019 on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts including sex crimes and obstruction of justice, was ordered held without bond on Tuesday, July 16. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
July 31, 2019 - 1:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago on Wednesday barred attorneys from divulging new evidence in R. Kelly's child pornography case, saying he wants to ensure the celebrity case isn't tried in the media. The singer's attorneys objected to the protective order Judge Harry Leinenweber approved...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, University of Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus, right, walks with his attorneys Kathleen Stalling, left, and Stephen Meyer after appearing in court in Madison, Wis. The trial of Cephus has begun with a woman testifying that Cephus raped her in his apartment. The 21-year-old Cephus is charged with second- and third-degree sexual assault after two 18-year-old women reported to police that he had assaulted them on the same night in April 2018. Cephus argues the sex was consensual and arranged by one of the women. (Ed Treleven/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 5:32 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The trial of former University of Wisconsin football player Quintez Cephus has begun with a woman testifying that Cephus raped her in his apartment. The 21-year-old Cephus is charged with second- and third-degree sexual assault after two 18-year-old women reported to police...
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July 30, 2019 - 2:25 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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