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Mistrial declared for Arkansas man convicted of killing son

A judge declared a mistrial Thursday for an Arkansas man convicted of killing his 6-year-old son by sexually assaulting the child with a stick after the man’s stepson charged at his stepfather during the sentencing hearing. Circuit Judge Brad Karren ...

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Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese releases clergy names

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has released a list of 19 clerics who Bishop James Johnston Jr. said had substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of children against them. Of the 19 clerics named, 13 have died, two ...

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Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese releases clergy names

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has released a list of 19 clerics who Bishop James Johnston Jr. said had substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of children against them. Of the 19 clerics named, 13 have died, two ...

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Leader of La Luz del Mundo church charged with child rape

The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced this week. Naasón Joaquín ...

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Civil Rights: Child Abuse-Alleged False Report-Collateral Estoppel

  Plaintiff’s son was adjudicated in need of protection or services and placed in foster care following a report that plaintiff had misrepresented her son’s medical condition to obtain treatment that was unnecessary or harmful. Plaintiff filed suit, alleging the ...

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Criminal Law: Child Abuse-Assault with a Dangerous Weapon-Jury Instructions

Defendant was convicted of child abuse and assault with a dangerous weapon. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court erred in its jury instructions by defining “dangerous weapon” too broadly and not instructing on reasonable use of disciplinary force ...

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