Man who forced girls into prostitution gets 10-year sentence

July 23, 2015

The Chicago Sun-Times reports,

A West Side man who forced three young girls into prostitution was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison.

The victims were 13, 16 and 17 years old at the time.

Teacher jailed for not reporting colleague’s alleged sex with student

July 21, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

A middle school teacher who authorities say knew that a colleague was having sex with a student was sentenced to 30 days in jail Tuesday for failing to report the alleged abuse.

April Courtney, 35, of Wauconda, pleaded guilty to failing to report the alleged child sexual assault of a student at Gavin South Middle School in Ingleside by fellow teacher Michael Vucic.

“The fact that he made a statement that he had sex with a child and nothing was done is abhorrent,” Lake County Associate Judge Helen Rozenberg said.

Missing girl found in California garage of registered sex offender

July 16, 2015

Disney’s WLS-TV “Eyewitness News” in Chicago reports,

A registered sex offender was arrested after sheriff’s deputies found a missing girl whom he befriended outside of an Albertsons and later sexually assaulted in his garage in Santa Clarita.

Prosecutors: Woman charged with permitting sexual abuse of child

July 11, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

A Chicago woman is accused of looking the other way as a 41-year-old man moved into her home and shared a bedroom with her 13-year-old daughter, whom he sexually abused, prosecutors said.

Ex-teacher sentenced to 2 to 30 years in student sex case

July 9, 2015

The Associated Press reports,

A former high school English teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three male students said Thursday she was vulnerable and made mistakes, but a Utah judge scolded her for committing serious crimes and sentenced her to up to 30 years in prison.

Prosecutors say one of the boys was 16 and two were 17 when Brianne Altice had sex with them.

Gary man pleads guilty to neglect, sex charges

July 9, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

A Gary man is facing a 40-year prison sentence after he admitted in court that he abused a frail resident of a makeshift assisted living facility, raped a relative and molested two children.

Teacher admits to having sex with 13-year-old student

July 8, 2015

USA Today reports,

A teacher in North Carolina pleaded guilty to sexual activities with a student and indecent liberties with a child. Rebekah Gammon Wright was sentenced to 26-50 months in prison. Wright was a 7th grade teacher at the time.