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Missouri Man Accused of Rape Charged with Misdemeanor

A Missouri man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old schoolmate when he was 17 was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor child endangerment charge.


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Lebanon MO Bus Driver Charged with Rape of Teen

A bus driver for a south-central Missouri church has been charged with having sex with a teenage passenger.


Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce’s Tweets Draw Ire of Judges

The judges are concerned that such statements could taint a jury, harming the defendant’s right to a fair trial.


47-year-old William Wilburn is charged with statutory rape, statutory sodomy and enticement of a child.
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Registered Sex Offender Charged with Raping Young Teen

47-year-old William Wilburn is charged with statutory rape, statutory sodomy and enticement of a child.


Ariel Castro Accused Of Kidnapping And Sexual Assault

Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Commits Suicide

Castro was sentenced Aug. 1 to life in prison plus 1,000 years on his guilty plea to 937 counts including kidnapping and rape.


Walter J. Martinez

Hospice Nurse’s Aide Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Patients

Walter J. Martinez accused of targeting patients of Odyssey Hospice.


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Judge Fires 34-Year Court Employee For Helping To Free Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Rape In 1984

A Jackson County Circuit judge considers the 34-year court employee an insubordinate for offering legal advice and being too chatty about courthouse matters.


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DNA Tests Clear Illinois Rape, Robbery Suspect

A man who spent nearly four months jailed in Illinois for a rape he insisted he didn’t commit is free after genetic testing cleared him.


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Nixon Looking At Lengthening Sentences For Sex Offenders

Opponents concerned about increasing costs to taxpayers.


Ariel Castro is arraigned at Cleveland Municipal Court for the kidnapping of three women in Cleveland, May 9, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Castro appeared in court Thursday to faces charges that he kidnapped and raped three young women and held them in his home for a decade. The 52-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio did not enter a plea and stood with his head bowed while the court set a large bond of two million dollars per case, effectively ensuring that he will remain in detention. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty)

Cleveland Man Arraigned on Rape, Kidnap Charges

Ariel Castro looked down at the ground for almost the entire proceeding, biting his collar and signing documents with his handcuffed hands.