A photographer who sexualized minors in model shots said he’d done so for years, complaint says

(CNN)A 52-year-old photographer is facing numerous sex crime allegations for allegedly assaulting dozens of models — some of them underage, the FBI said Wednesday. He is facing 23 felony charges in San Diego County, including child sexual abuse and production of child pornography. Jonathan Lynn, an attorney at Wallin & Klarich, told CNN affiliate KATU that Koester has pleaded not guilty to all of them. Lynn said he “cannot comment on the charges from Oregon as I am not representing Mr. Koester in Oregon and grand jury proceedings are confidential.” In Yamhill County, Oregon, where he owns a farm, Koester has been charged with 32 felony counts, including first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and causing another person …

Alabama murderer is suing state to allow imam to be with him when he is executed

(CNN)Domineque Ray wants an imam by his side when the state of Alabama puts the murderer to death. They have petitioned the court to have the chaplain excluded from the room and for the imam to be there to give spiritual guidance and comfort. The state says it is a matter of security and all people in the room when executions take place are department of corrections employees. It says it is willing to hold the execution without a religious cleric in the room. It is asking the US Supreme Court to overturn the stay. Ray’s attorney said the imam visits monthly with 10 death row inmates and has passed security checks. Ray, who was born in 1976, was sentenced …