Teen Texting Suicide Case Ends with Jail Sentence

Last week, Michelle Carter was sentenced to 15 months in jail after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 18-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy. Carter, who was 17 at the time of Roy’s death, sent text messages urging him to commit suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. Carter’s…

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French priest jailed over child abuse in Central Africa

A French court sentenced a priest on Thursday to up to five years in jail after finding him guilty of sexually abusing two young boys in the Central African Republic. The priest, whose sentence may be suspended after two years, has also been banned from carrying out any professional activity…

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Father accused of punching child

LUCERNE VALLEY – A 56-year-old father was put behind bars Monday after he allegedly struck his child, authorities said. Jose Alfonso Sanchez Arias, 56, was arrested on suspicion of inflicting a corporal injury on a child Monday. Sheriff’s officials said in a Thursday news release that Arias was arrested following…

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Man sentenced for having child pornography

A former resident of Washington County was sentenced in federal court on a charge of receipt of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton announced Tuesday. Michael G. Williams, 48, formerly of Eighty Four, was sentenced to 96 months imprisonment, followed by a lifetime…

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Greensburg father facing child abuse charges after allegedly burning baby’s hands

A Greensburg father is facing child abuse charges after allegedly burning his 4-week-old son’s hands by dipping them in hot water. Greensburg police told Channel 11’s news partners at TribLIVE that Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh contacted them and voiced suspicions after treating the baby’s hands for burns and blisters TribLIVE…

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‘Imagine’ fundraiser fights child abuse

River Bridge Regional Center holds its fourth annual “Imagine” fundraiser Saturday, with all proceeds benefiting the Glenwood Springs-based nonprofit’s child advocacy programs. The event takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at River Valley Ranch’s Old Thompson Barn, with tickets $50 in advance and $55 at the door if they…

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South Bay teacher arrested for secretly recording people inside home bathroom

SAN JOSE — A private elementary schoolteacher accused of secretly recording people in the bathroom of his home was charged Wednesday with three misdemeanors, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Authorities say the arrest Thursday of 31-year-old Andrew Donahue of Campbell was not related to his role…

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