sex abuse

Sports
9:32 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Sandusky at Courthouse for Child Sex-Abuse Trial

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a Pennsylvania courthouse for the start of his child sex-abuse trial.

Sandusky arrived at the courthouse in Bellefonte on Monday morning along with defense attorney Joe Amendola. He smiled briefly for cameras before walking inside.

A jury of seven women and five men are scheduled to hear opening statements in the case, ending months of pretrial wrangling in the high-profile case that led to the firing of legendary late Penn State coach Joe Paterno. Many of the jurors have strong ties to the university.

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New York News
7:48 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Seven-Year Sex-Abuse Sentence for NY Karate Teacher

A kung fu grandmaster has been sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually abusing girls during martial arts lessons in the New York suburbs. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports…

Frank DeMaria of Ossining was convicted in February of sexual abuse, sexual conduct with children and endangering children.

Four girls aged 6 to 11 claimed that DeMaria had them grab and pull his genitals during lessons at his school in Croton-on-Hudson between 2009 and 2011.

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