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Chicago Cop Gets Away With Molesting 9-Year Old, Judge Can’t Decide If Fondling Is Sexual

Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune

Dennis Barnes caught kissing and fondling the child of a fellow Chicago police officer A Cook County judge opted to clear longtime Chicago police sergeant Dennis Barnes of the molestation and sexual assault of a colleague’s young daughter, convicting him instead on the far-lesser charges of misdemeanor battery. As a …

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Top Federal Judge Richard Roberts Retires After A Woman Alleges They Had A Non-Consensual Sexual Relationship When She Was A 16-Year-Old Witness

U.S. District Judge Richard W. Roberts  is pictured before the start of a ceremony at the federal courthouse in Washington, Thursday, May 1, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

The chief judge of D.C.’s federal court announced his retirement on Wednesday.  63-year-old Chief Judge Richard Roberts, serving a lifetime appointment to the bench since chosen by President Clinton in 1998, claimed that health reasons would prevent him from continuing to serve. On the same day, the real reasons for …

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Missouri Ex-Cop Indicted In Federal Charges Of Sexually Abusing 4 Women, Luring A Minor Into Prostitution

Marty L. Rainey (Photo: Dave Marner/Gasconade County Republican)

A former sheriff’s deputy in eastern Missouri has been indicted on federal charges and will stand trial for sexually abusing four women, civil rights violations, and enticing a minor into prostitution, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis announced Friday.  Marty Rainey, 52, could be facing life in prison. The …

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Two LAPD Officers Worked Together To Rape And Sexually Assault Women Arrested For Narcotics, Finally Charged After Two Year Investigation

(Credit: Bob Chamberlin, LA Times)

Two veteran LAPD officers were arrested by detectives from the same police force on Wednesday and charged with a series of sexual assaults, most of which occurred while they were on duty.  The officers are expected in court on Thursday and are now held on more than $3.5 million bail. Prosecutors allege …

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More Trouble In Georgia Prisons: Three Women Accuse Former Guard Of Repeated Rapes

Credit: Saul Loeb/ AFP

Days after Georgia correctional officers gained national attention as the FBI arrest 46 of them for corruption in the drug trade, three women have gone public with a civil suit against Captain Edgar Daniel Johnson, the former supervisor at a medium-security women’s prison.  Captain Johnson has made headlines for allegedly raping the three …

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