64 Attackers Convicted After Rape Kit Backlog Tested

While law enforcement officers are more diligent than ever about collecting forensic evidence in rape investigations, they often still lack the financial resources to ensure rape kits are tested in a timely fashion. According to some estimates, hundreds of thousands of untested kits remain in police and crime lab storage facilities nationwide. This means that …

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Paul Manafort Sentenced to Federal Prison, Faces New State Charges

Two federal judges have sentenced President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort to a combined seven and a half years in prison for assorted financial crimes, conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice. And his troubles may not be over yet. Minutes after his second sentence was handed down today, state …

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Judge: Federal Prosecutors Violated Victim Notice Law in Jeffrey Epstein Case

The crimes which financier Jeffrey Epstein has been suspected of, charged with, and pleaded guilty to, are myriad, but all center around the sexual exploitation of underage girls. In 2008, Epstein entered into a non-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors, allowing him to plead only to a lesser state charge while conceding to molesting dozens of …

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5 Biggest Drug Kingpins and How They Were Taken Down

This week, drug lord and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was found guilty on 10 counts of drug trafficking and is expected to receive life without parole. But those 10 charges fail to encompass the decades-long career of a man who murdered rival cartel heads, escaped twice from Mexican high-security jails, and amassed an …

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12-Year-Old Boy Charged With Capital Murder, Could Face Up to 40 Years in Prison

In a case that’s troubling on so many levels, prosecutors in Uvalde, Texas have charged a 12-year-old boy with capital murder, the most serious felony on the law books. If convicted, he could serve 40 years in prison. The boy, whose name isn’t being released because he is a minor, broke into the home of …

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Nurse Arrested in Case of Vegetative Patient Rape

Based on a DNA match between the suspect and the baby, Phoenix police arrested Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse in good standing at the Hacienda HealthCare facility, for the sexual assault of his assigned female patient. Phoenix police had been working relentlessly to find the person responsible for impregnating the mentally incapacitated 29-year-old patient …

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Teen Faces Murder Charge After Egg-Throwing Prank Leads to Deadly Crash

On Tuesday afternoon, a 14-year-old driver plowed an SUV containing two other juveniles through a red light in Houston, colliding with a pickup truck driven by Silvia Zavala. Zavala was killed in the crash, and the teens claim they were fleeing a man who brandished a semiautomatic handgun at them, after they threw eggs at …

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