Posts Tagged Crime

Hewitt still on bail after South African sentence for rape

Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt walks into the dock before the start of his appeal at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Judge Bert Bam on Monday sentenced Hewitt to eight years in jail for two counts of rape, with two years suspended. He also sentenced Hewitt to two years in prison for a third charge of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Tuesday extended the bail of retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who intends to appeal his conviction for raping and sexually assaulting minors in the 1980s and 1990s.

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More than 50 arrested in new Italian match-fixing probe

ROME (AP) — More than 50 people were arrested or detained throughout Italy on Tuesday and more than 70 placed under investigation as part of a widespread match-fixing inquiry led by anti-Mafia prosecutors in the southern town of Catanzaro.

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Solicitation charge against Warren Sapp dismissed in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — A solicitation charge against Hall of Famer Warren Sapp, who was arrested during Super Bowl week on suspicion of assault and soliciting a prostitute, was dismissed by a Phoenix judge on Monday.

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South Africa: Bob Hewitt testifies in rape trial sentencing

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge has sentenced retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt to six years in prison for rape and sexual assault.

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BBC says team reporting on migrant workers arrested in Qatar

LONDON (AP) — A BBC reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari prison after being arrested while trying to meet migrant workers in the nation that will host the 2022 World Cup, the British broadcaster said Monday.

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