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Federal prosecutors say a former pastor in Tennessee and Indiana faces up to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to child sex abuse charges. The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis says 33-year-old Joshua Henley pleaded guilty Monday to producing, possessing and sending sex abuse material involving children and transporting a minor interstate to have sex. Henley was the pastor at Holladay Church of Christ in Benton County, Tennessee, and coached the Holladay Elementary School girls’ basketball team, prosecutors said. Henley later went to work at a church in Evansville, Indiana, in April 2021. Sentencing is set in August.

A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for threatening members of Congress and to commit violence at the 2021 presidential inauguration. U.S. District Judge Ronald A. Guzman sentenced Louis Capriotti, 47, of Chicago Heights to 37 months in prison Tuesday. Capriotti pleaded guilty last fall to transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. He has been in federal custody since his Jan. 12, 2021, arrest. Capriotti in November and December 2020 left threatening messages on the voicemail systems of members of Congress during which he falsely stated that he was an active U.S. Marine and referred to certain members of Congress as “terrorists.”

Chicago police say a 7-year-old boy was hospitalized in good condition after being grazed by a bullet when a gun accidentally discharged in a backpack at a school. Police say the bullet struck the ground and ricocheted by the second-grader, grazing his abdomen. The incident happened at Disney Magnet Elementary School on Chicago’s North Side shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday. Principal Paul Riskus sent a letter to parents saying “staff immediately intervened, secured the gun, and contacted the Chicago Police Department” and the Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Safety and Security.

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