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peoria man who burned child in shower sentenced to prison


peoria, ill. (ap) — a peoria man convicted of beating and severely burning a 2-year-old girl by putting her into a scalding hot shower to punish her has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. the(peoria) journal star reports that 26-year-old willie vail was sentenced on wednesday, about six weeks after he was convicted of aggravated battery.judge kevin lyons rejected vail’s argument that he didn’t injure the girl last may but he said he didn’t think vail meant to hurt the child as much as he did.during the trial, prosecutors contended that vail was watching the girl — who was not his — when he punished her for not eating popcorn properly by putting her into the shower. court records indicate the girl suffered burns over 30 percent of her body.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 fo






iowa man sentenced to prison for child porn


cedar rapids, iowa (ap) — a 40-year-old cedar rapids man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography.the u.s. attorney’s office for southern iowa says scott ristine recently received the sentence after pleading guilty in july to one count of distribution of child pornography. at the plea hearing, ristine admitted that he knowingly distributed child pornography in 2015.he had been convicted of receipt of child pornography in iowa in 2002.ristine must also comply with all sex offender registration and public notification requirements.most read storiessale! save over 90% on digital access.






smithtown child porn producer sentenced to 60 years


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjoseph valerio, of smithtown, seen here in an undated photo, was sentenced to 60 years in prison on tuesday, june 6, 2017, for producing child pornography and exploiting young girls. a federal judge in central islip on tuesday sentenced a smithtown man to 60 years in prison — the equivalent of a life sentence — for producing child pornography and exploiting young girls, despite the man’s plea for leniency.joseph valerio said he was sorry for the harm he inflicted on his victims, who were 2 and 6 at the time, but u.s. magistrate joseph f. bianco in u.s. district court...






smithtown child porn producer sentenced to 60 years


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjoseph valerio, of smithtown, seen here in an undated photo, was sentenced to 60 years in prison on tuesday, june 6, 2017 for producing child pornography and exploiting young girls. (credit: no credit) a federal judge in central islip on tuesday sentenced a smithtown man to 60 years in prison — the equivalent of a life sentence — for producing child pornography and exploiting young girls, despite the man’s plea for leniency.even though joseph valerio said he was sorry for the harm he inflicted on his victims, who were 2 and 6 at the time, u.s. magistrate joseph f. bianco in u.s. district...






smithtown child porn producer sentenced to 60 years


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjoseph valerio, of smithtown, seen here in an undated photo, was sentenced to 60 years in prison on tuesday, june 6, 2017 for producing child pornography and exploiting young girls. (credit: no credit) a federal judge in central islip on tuesday sentenced a smithtown man to 60 years in prison — the equivalent of a life sentence — for producing child pornography and exploiting young girls, despite the man’s plea for leniency.joseph valerio said he was sorry for the harm he inflicted on his victims, who were 2 and 6 at the time, but u.s. magistrate joseph f. bianco in u.s. district court...






man sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison for child porn


richmond, va. (ap) — a hopewell man has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison for possession of child pornography.in a thursday statement, attorney general mark herring said it was “another strong sentence that will take a dangerous predator out of the community and put him behind bars.”after his release, christopher scott ellis will be placed on supervised release and must register as a sex offender. he is 33.ellis had pleaded guilty to 15 counts of possession of child pornography.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.prosecutors said ellis shared child pornography files with undercover investigators from the fbi child exploitation task force.in july 2015, officers executed a search on his home. a forensic examination of his computers revealed several thousand images a






smithtown child porn producer sentenced to 60 years


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjoseph valerio, 47, of smithtown, seen here in an undated photo, was sentenced to 60 years in prison on tuesday, june 6, 2017 for producing child pornography and exploiting young girls. (credit: no credit) despite a smithtown man’s plea for leniency, a federal judge in central islip on tuesday sentenced the real estate investor to 60 years in prison — the equivalent of a life sentence — for producing child pornography and exploiting young girls.even though joseph valerio said he was sorry for the harm he inflicted on his victims, who were 2 and 6 at the time, u.s. magistrate joseph f. bianco...






man gets 60 years in prison for recording child sex abuse


fort lauderdale, fla. — a 39-year-old baby sitter who recorded himself abusing a toddler will spend 60 years in prison.a south florida judge sentenced jason barber on thursday. barber previously pleaded guilty to charges including producing and distributing child pornography.in a news release, prosecutors said co-defendant benedict shaw asked barber, who lived in las vegas and was the boyfriend of the child's mother, to record himself sexually abusing the child. he sent barber a package containing diapers, a cellphone and other items to record the abuse. shaw was sentenced to 45 years in prison in 2014.prosecutors say tips to a task force led them to shaw in south florida. barber was arrested in las vegas. authorities say a man who bought a cellphone from barber found child porn images and






‘predator’ who sexually abused girl gets 25-year prison term, da says


advertisement | advertise on newsdayrobert kattau of bay shore, who was convicted of sexually abusing a young girl between 2012 and 2016, was sentenced thursday to a maximum 25 years in prison, suffolk prosecutors said. (credit: scda) a bay shore man convicted last month of sexually abusing a girl for four years was sentenced thursday to a maximum 25 years in prison, suffolk prosecutors said.robert kattau, 43, was also sentenced to 20 years of post-release supervision.a jury on feb. 10 convicted kattau of first-degree sexual conduct against a child, a violent felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor,...






ex-penn state administrators learn fate for silence over sandusky allegations


harrisburg, pa. -- three ex-penn state officials are getting jail time for failing to report now-convicted sexual predator jerry sandusky to authorities.former penn state president graham spanier and former vice president gary schultz will have to spend two months in jail. former athletic director tim curley will spend three months in jail. the rest of their sentences will be served in house arrest.a graduate coaching assistant told administrators that he saw sandusky molesting a boy in a football team shower in 2001. but spanier, curley and schultz didn't report him to child welfare authorities or police.sandusky wasn't arrested until a tip in 2011 led investigators to interview the shower witness. sandusky is now serving a 30- to-60-year sentence for abusing 10 boys, but is appealing.pla






man sentenced to prison for sexual battery of child


canton, miss. (ap) — a mississippi man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the sexual battery of a 7-year-old child.district attorney of madison and rankin counties michael guest told wapt-tv that 57-year-old marcus wade mccammon will not be eligible for parole or early release during the 20 years he serves in prison. guest says the last 10 years of mccammon’s sentence is suspended.madison county police began investigating the case in november last year. guest says the child told mississippi children’s advocacy center that mccammon forced her to engage in sexual contact with him.guest says the information the child provided and evidence gathered by police gave the jury enough to hand down a guilty verdict.most read storiessale! save over 90% on digital access.






man gets 60 years in prison for recording child sex abuse


fort lauderdale, fla. (ap) — a 39-year-old baby sitter who recorded himself abusing a toddler will spend 60 years in prison.a south florida judge sentenced jason barber on thursday. barber previously pleaded guilty to charges including producing and distributing child pornography.in a news release, prosecutors said co-defendant benedict shaw asked barber, who lived in las vegas and was the boyfriend of the child’s mother, to record himself sexually abusing the child. he sent barber a package containing diapers, a cellphone and other items to record the abuse. shaw was sentenced to 45 years in prison in 2014.prosecutors say tips to a task force led them to shaw in south florida. barber was arrested in las vegas. authorities say a man who bought a cellphone from barber found child porn image






man who dangled baby from 15th floor on facebook jailed for 2 years


an algerian man was sentenced to two years in prison after he posted a photo on facebook of him dangling a baby from a high-rise window and threatening to drop him, the bbc reports.man sent to prison for dangling baby out window for facebook likes – https://t.co/tgzinlk0vp#kprc2pic.twitter.com/auysz3ddvq— kprc 2 houston (@kprc2) june 21, 2017the man held the child outside of the 15th floor while a relative snapped the photo. he then posted the image to facebook with the caption, “1,000 likes or i will drop him.” the man was later charged with endangering the welfare of a child.the man told authorities the child was never in any danger, insisting there was a protective barrier in place and the image had been altered. the man’s father also testified it was “just a game,” but the judge still






10 years for man who crashed into school bus, hurt students


denver (ap) — a man accused of crashing into a denver school bus, injuring several students, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.prosecutors with the denver district attorney’s office say 46-year-old louis ortiz was sentenced friday after previously pleading guilty to vehicular eluding, child abuse and eight counts of third-degree assault.police say that on april 13, they saw ortiz driving an suv that had eluded them a couple of weeks earlier. ortiz ran a stop sign and slammed into the bus. a passenger in the suv also was injured.ortiz was sentenced to six years in prison for eluding, 10 years for child abuse and two years for each of the assault convictions. the sentences will run concurrently.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






man sentenced to 4 years in prison for child pornography


newark, n.j. (ap) — a new jersey man who admitted he shared pictures of children engaged in sex acts has been sentenced to four years in prison.acting essex county prosecutor robert laurino said monday that 31-year-old kevin jones-ward, of irvington, pleaded guilty in july to endangering the welfare of a child. nj.com reports (http://bit.ly/2wt3tvr ) jones-ward was sentenced in newark, and will be placed under lifetime parole supervision as part of a plea agreement.he must also register as a sex offender.jones-ward was arrested in 2016 after an investigation found him in possession of illicit files on computers at his house.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.a woman who answered the phone at jones-ward’s home says she had no comment on his sentencing.___information f






palmdale couple sentenced to life in prison for toddler's beating death


a palmdale woman and her boyfriend were sentenced monday to life in state prison for the brutal beating of the woman’s 23-month-old son, who was left in a vegetative state for weeks before he died.brandon jerel williams, 27, was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison after he was found guilty of first-degree murder, torture and assault on a child causing death, according to the los angeles county district attorney’s office.his 23-year-old girlfriend, rosie lee wilson, was convicted of second-degree murder and child abuse and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.prosecutors said the fatal beating occurred aug. 21, 2014, when wilson left her son with williams, her live-in boyfriend.when she returned, prosecutors said, the boy had “massive” bruising all over his body, including on h






vermont woman gets prison in vodka death of disabled child


st. johnsbury, vt. — a vermont woman accused of killing her disabled son after pouring vodka into his feeding tube has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.wcax-tv reports 41-year-old melissa robitille (roh'-bah-teye), of hardwick, was sentenced tuesday to four to 12 years in prison. robitille had previously been found guilty of manslaughter in the 2014 alcohol poisoning death of her 13-year-old son, isaac.prosecutors say robitille and her boyfriend, walter richters, poured vodka in her son's feeding tube to keep him quiet. the boy later died.an attorney representing the woman had argued the death was a "tragic mistake."richters was sentenced to three years in prison last year for his role in isaac's death.






child sex offender who slashed throat in court is sentenced


santa ana, calif. — a man who slashed his throat with a razor blade during his child sex abuse trial in southern california has been sentenced to 46 years to life in prison.fifty-seven-year-old jeffrey scott jones was sentenced friday in orange county.prosecutors say the former huntington park english teacher repeatedly raped one of his 13-year-old students in 2012 and 2013, threatening to ruin her life if she told anyone.jones was convicted last october of continuous sexual abuse and sexual assault of a child. moments after the verdict, he pulled out a smuggled razor blade and sliced himself.he slumped on a courtroom table and was treated at a hospital.






michigan sports doctor who assaulted gymnasts gets 60 years in prison for child


federal prosecutors on thursday asked for a 60-year prison sentence for a michigan sports doctor who was caught with child pornography while under investigation for sexually assaulting female gymnasts. larry nassar, 54, who worked at michigan state university and usa gymnastics, will be sentenced...






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download download birthday decoration ideas - a baby shower is one of the most memorable event that will likely happen during the early pregnancy of a woman. although it has been a tradition to celebrate a baby shower within the pregnancy period, but there are some expectant moms who want their baby shower to be held after they gave birth to their child. it is both fun and exciting to celebrate such wonderful affair, however, a proper care and attention must be given when preparing for it. a baby shower need not be too much, but must be planned with a right concept and designs that blend into a well designated shower theme. baby shower definition, supplies, and also decoration - if you will be organizing a shower for a friend, and would want to design it good enough to impress her, you nee






man sentenced to prison after sexual predator video sting


southington, conn. (ap) — a connecticut man has been sentenced to prison after he was captured in a videotaped sting by a facebook group dedicated to catching sexual predators.keith dubin, of southington, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to one felony count of risk of injury to a minor last week.court records show dubin planned to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old boy after the two corresponded online. the boy was actually an adult member of a group called the prey on predators squad.the man videotaped his meeting with dubin and sent a copy to police along with copies of their conversations.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.dubin was already added to the state’s sex offender registry close to a decade ago after his conviction for p






former johnson county foster parent sentenced for child rape


olathe, kan. (ap) — authorities say a former kansas foster parent has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting some of the children in his care.forty-eight-year-old sean murphy, of edgerton, was sentenced wednesday for two counts of child rape and one count of child sexual exploitation. a johnson county prosecutor’s office spokeswoman says murphy was working overseas as a contractor when he was arrested in april and entered a no contest plea in june.court documents say he recorded two of the victims engaging in sex acts to create child pornography.the kansas department of children and families didn’t immediately respond to an email message from the associated press. but the agency said earlier that murphy had passed the required home inspection and a criminal






woman who dressed as witch and abused granddaughter, 7, sentenced to life


oklahoma city -- an oklahoma city woman accused of terrorizing her 7-year-old granddaughter while dressed as a witch has been sentenced to life in prison. geneva robinson, 51, was sentenced thursday to three consecutive life terms, the oklahoman reported. she pleaded guilty to five counts of felony child abuse in february. robinson, who dressed as “nelda” to scare her granddaughter, admitted to scratching the girl’s neck, striking her face, hitting her hand with a rolling pin and cutting her hair while she slept, according to court records. “what she did was horrific and what she did will forever impact this child and her siblings,” said assistant district attorney merydith easter. “she deserves the same amount of mercy that she showed this child, and that’s none.” a three-minute cellphone






central indiana man gets 25 years in death of 6-month-old baby


a central indiana man convicted of killing his 6-month-old daughter has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.johnson superior court judge lance hamner sentenced christopher potts to 30 years in prison friday, with five years suspended to probation.a jury last month found the 22-year-old franklin man guilty of battery resulting in death to a child under 14 in the september 2015 death of felicity anderson. prosecutors said potts told investigators he was frustrated with his daughter when he threw her down, inflicting a skull fracture on the child. she was pronounced dead at a franklin hospital.potts said he will likely seek an appeal in the case.






dad of infant found dead by river sentenced to 6 years


woodland, calif. (ap) — the father of an infant found dead near a northern california river has been sentenced to six years in state prison.the yolo county district attorney’s office says frank rees was sentenced tuesday to four years for child endangerment, one year for involuntary manslaughter and one year for giving methamphetamine to his son’s mother.he pleaded no contest last month under a plea deal.nineteen-day-old justice rees’s body was found in february 2015 after an all-night search of a swampy area of the sacramento river.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.his mother, samantha green, was found disoriented wandering nearby. prosecutors said she was high on methamphetamine when she went into the slough with the child after she and rees had a fight.green was






4 get federal prison for conspiring to ship colorado pot – the denver post


pueblo — four men who conspired to grow marijuana in colorado to sell it in florida have been sentenced to federal prison terms.the pueblo chieftain reports that the men were arrested in march 2016 in one of multiple raids conducted last year in pueblo county.the ring leader, dennis rodriguez, was sentenced to the longest term — 2 ½ years in prison — on thursday. judge r. brooke jackson sentenced rodriguez’s brother angel and daniel bingham to 14 months and sentenced nathaniel clawson to 15 months.read the full story at the gazette.






16-year-old boy killed, another wounded in peoria shooting


peoria, ill. (ap) — authorities in peoria say a shooting left one 16-year-old boy dead another 16-year-old boy wounded.the (peoria) journal star reports that the shooting happened sunday afternoon. peoria police spokeswoman amy dotson says officers responding to reports of shots fired found on 16-year-old boy with an apparent gunshot wound in an alley. the peoria county coroner’s office says the boy was pronounced dead at the scene just before 4 p.m. sunday. an autopsy was scheduled monday.the other boy was found nearby and taken to a hospital with injuries that police say aren’t life threatening.peoria police no information was immediately available about a suspect or suspects in the shooting. they are investigating.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.___information






‘pizzagate' gunman sentenced to 4 years


a north carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a district of columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed “pizzagate” has been sentenced to four years in prison. edgar maddison welch was sentenced thursday in federal court in washington. his attorney had asked that he be sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison. prosecutors asked for 4 1/2 years. welch pleaded guilty in march and acknowledged that he entered the comet ping pong restaurant dec. 4 with an ar-15 assault weapon and a revolver. he said he drove to the restaurant from north carolina to investigate an unfounded conspiracy theory about democrats harboring child sex slaves at the pizza restaurant. no one was physically injured, but the judge says welch's actions “literally left psychological wreckage






utah man sentenced up to 15 years in baby daughter’s death


salt lake city (ap) — a 38-year-old utah man has been sentenced to one to 15 years in prison for the dehydration-related death of his baby daughter last year.david lewis anderson of monroe pleaded guilty in june to second-degree child-abuse homicide in the death of his 11-month-old daughter, siri.sixth district judge marvin bagley sentenced him to the utah state prison on tuesday.police say anderson called 911 to report the girl was not breathing in june 2016 at their sevier county home with no air conditioning and the temperature in the low 90s.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.authorities said the child had severe diaper rash and dry cracked lips, and her bedding was soaked in urine. she was rushed to a local hospital where she was declared dead.the state medical






florida man gets 30 years for running child porn website


charlotte, n.c. (ap) — a florida man identified by federal prosecutors as the creator and lead administrator of what’s thought to be the world’s largest child-pornography website has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.the fbi said in a news release friday that 58-year-old steven w. chase of naples, florida, was sentenced this week in a federal courtroom in north carolina. two codefendants who also were identified as administrators of the website each received 20-year prison terms earlier this year.according to the fbi, chase created a website called playpen in august 2014 on an open internet network where users can communicate anonymously through “hidden service” websites. chase ran playpen, which the fbi said had more than 150,000 users around the world.






ex-school aide sentenced to 100 years for child sex abuse


upper marlboro, md. (ap) — a former elementary school aide and volunteer in the maryland suburbs of washington who pleaded guilty to child sex abuse has been sentenced to 100 years in prison.prosecutors in maryland’s prince george’s county say 24-year-old deonte carraway of glenarden was sentenced in state court on thursday. he was sentenced to 75 years in federal court for related crimes.authorities say carraway abused or recorded children performing sexual acts at judge sylvania w. woods elementary school or at the glenarden community center where he ran a youth choir. according to indictments, carraway also recorded children performing sexual acts inside their homes.






gages lake man arrested by fbi for possession of child pornography


a gages lake man sentenced to federal prison in 2012 for possession of child pornography as part of a self-identified group known as "boy lovers" has been sent back to federal prison on another child pornography charge, according to authorities.mark mcgill, 32, was arrested by fbi investigators wednesday and charged with one count of possession of child pornography, according to a news release from the fbi in chicago.mcgill was on supervised release since feb. 28 in a lake county work-release program, in which offenders are allowed to go to work or medical appointments, according to court records, but the fbi got a warrant for his arrest after federal grand jury indicted him feb. 7 on possession of child pornography in a cellular telephone he possessed.he is being held without bond after p






ex-head of russian prisons sentenced to 8 years for fraud


moscow (ap) — the former head of russia’s penitentiary system has been sentenced to eight years in prison for defrauding the state.tass, the state news agency, says that alexander reimer was convicted wednesday of taking part in selling electronic monitoring bracelets to the prison service at inflated prices. it found the embezzlement in 2010-12 totaled 1.3 billion rubles (about $40 million at the time).two other high-ranking prison officials were also found guilty in the case and sentenced to terms of up to six years,






woman gets three years in prison for ignoring abuse that led to child's death


instead of celebrating the day her niece genesis xiong would have turned 3½, mala vue wept in court last week at the sentencing for the woman who played a role in the child’s death — genesis’ own mother.“we will never know what greatness would come from [genesis],” vue told a ramsey county district judge thursday as lia pearson looked on silently. “and lia took that from us.”pearson, 39, of farmington was sentenced to more than three years in prison for ignoring repeated patterns of abuse that led to genesis’ death in february 2015. charges say pearson left her daughter in the care of her boyfriend, leb meak of maplewood, even though she knew he had physically harmed the child before. when police were called to meak’s home, they found genesis dead.meak pleaded guilty to killing the 17-mont






farmington woman gets three years in prison for ignoring abuse that led to child


instead of celebrating the day her niece genesis xiong would have turned 3½, mala vue wept in court at the sentencing for the woman who played a role in the child’s death — genesis’ own mother.“we will never know what greatness would come from [genesis],” vue told a ramsey county district judge as lia pearson looked on silently.“ and lia took that from us.”pearson, 39, of farmington was sentenced to more than three years in prison for ignoring repeated patterns of abuse that lead to genesis’ death in february 2015. charges say pearson left her daughter in the care of her boyfriend, leb meak, of maplewood, even though she knew he had physically harmed the child before. when police were called to meak’s home, they found that 17-month-old genesis died from several blunt-force injuries from me






illinois man gets 6 years in kidnapping, abduction case


granite city, ill. (ap) — a southwest illinois man has been sentenced to six years in prison for kidnapping a teenage relative and her newborn son.the belleville news-democrat reports that a madison county judge sentenced 40-year-old christopher derleth last month.investigator say the granite city man took the teen and baby from a rural illinois foster home in september 2016. he was charged with aggravated kidnapping and child abduction after the three were found at a makeshift campsite in west virginia a week later.derleth’s public defender didn’t respond to the newspaper’s request for comment monday.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.in october, derleth was sentenced to 45 years in prison in a bond county case on sex abuse and perjury charges. the madison county se






meet the bush-appointed federal judge who halted trump's executive order


"i've felt judge robart's wrath and also had rulings that went my way," she said. "he's going to make the ruling he thinks is the right ruling and not worry about who disagrees with him - even the president of the united states."half a year after robart's "black lives matter" speech, a president did just that.robart listened for nearly an hour to arguments of the federal government and to those who oppose its travel ban, then thanked everyone for their "thoughtful" remarks.he tried to tramp down any anticipation. a judge's job, robart said, "is not to judge the wisdom of any policy," but only whether it was legal.he would not even do that at the moment, he said, but merely consider whether trump's order should be blocked temporarily to prevent "immediate and irreparable injury" to the peop