ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced a confidential settlement in a priest sex abuse case scheduled to go to trial Monday but questioned the truth of a 22-year-old woman's statement that she was molested as a young girl.
By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday for raping his stepdaughter, who revealed the sexual abuse in a college application essay. Albert Tarrats, 62, of Brooklyn appeared in State Supreme Court where he denied the claim and appealed for clemency. “There was never any abuse,” said Tarrats, who is illiterate, in a statement read by his defense attorney Ernest Hammer. “He never hurt [his stepdaughter],” the statement said.
Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats.