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Man sentenced to 16 years to life for child rape

A man was sentenced to 16-plus years in Spokane County Court today for repeatedly sexually assaulting a child over a period of time, according to a press release form Spokane County Sheriff’s Department.

India approves death penalty for rape of young children

India’s government on Saturday approved of the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12, responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of a young girl and other attacks on children.

Congo court sentences 12 to life for gang-raping children

In a groundbreaking trial in a country where sexual violence is rampant and perpetrators often go unpunished, a military court in eastern Congo on Wednesday sentenced 12 militia members to life in prison for the gang-rapes of dozens of children as young as 11 months old, and for murder.

Judge sentences Moscow man on child rape charges

After pleading guilty to raping a 16-year-old girl, a 58-year-old Moscow man encouraged the judge to give him a deferred sentence Monday, saying he’d “like to be a success story.”

Police arrest 11 for attempted rape of children

Multiple people, including six Clark County residents, were arrested after allegedly trying to contact and meet minors for sex during a nearly weeklong law enforcement sting. Agencies of the Washington State Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force launched the operation Feb. 14 by posing as minors online.