• Ex-USA Gymnastics coach found dead after being charged with human trafficking, sex crimes

    John Geddert, who coached the 2012 US Olympic women’s gymnastics team, was found dead Thursday after being charged with 24 felonies in connection with the abuse of young gymnasts, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Thursday. The 63-year-old was facing charges that included human trafficking, criminal sexual conduct and lying to a peace officer, a […]

  • Virginia Man Gets 5 Life Sentences for Raping Child in ‘Sex Dungeon’

    A Spotsylvania County man will serve several life sentences in prison for horrific child sex crimes. Thirty-five-year-old Raymond W. Harry, Jr. was convicted on one count of forcible sodomy, four counts of rape of a child, and 50 counts of production of child pornography. A judge sentenced Harry to five mandatory life sentences, as well […]

  • Suspect in San Diego and Riverside County Rape Series Pleads Guilty

    An Arizona man who carried out a series of knifepoint rapes in the city of San Diego 24 years ago will be sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison early next year following his guilty plea to six rape counts. Christopher VanBuskirk, 47, of Goodyear, pleaded guilty Monday to threatening the victims with […]

  • Ex-Wrestling Coach Sentenced to Prison for Sex Crimes Involving 9 Children

    A former high school wrestling coach convicted of sex-related charges involving nine children was sentenced Tuesday to 71 years in state prison. A jury in San Fernando found Terry Terrell Gillard, 58, of Sylmar, guilty May 7 of 47 felony and misdemeanor counts involving seven boys and two girls that he met through the wrestling […]

  • Marine Sergeant Charged With Raping 3 Women in Temecula

    A 36-year-old marine sergeant accused of sexually assaulting three women in Temecula was charged Wednesday with multiple counts of rape and other felonies. Mark Richard Neeley of Temecula was arrested Friday following a Riverside County sheriff’s investigation at a townhome complex in the 44000 block of Bellflower Lane. Along with four counts of forcible rape, […]

  • Fullerton Pastor Charged With Molesting 7 Children

    An Orange County pastor is due in a Santa Ana courtroom Monday on felony charges of molesting seven children ages 5 to 15. John Rodgers McFarland, who has been the head pastor at Orangethorpe United Methodist Church in Fullerton since 2014, was arrested on a warrant Thursday charging him with seven counts of lewd and […]

  • St. Pete woman gets life in prison for trafficking 14-year-old girl

    A St. Pete woman who trafficked a 14-year-old girl for commercial sex was sentenced to life in prison. Katilia Brekeysha Seymour, 35, was convicted Jan. 24 of one felony count of human trafficking of a minor, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives began investigating Seymour in Oct. 2016, when the victim informed them […]

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