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In Brief: Uncle convicted over sex assault

A MAN is to be sentenced later for the continued sexual abuse of his teenage nephew over a three-year period.

The 67-year-old was convicted by a jury in January of seven counts of sexual assault committed while the victim was between 13 and 16 years old.

He had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 20 charges of indecent assault at his home on dates between October 1988 and April 1991.

Mr Justice Paul Carney remanded him in custody until next Monday for sentencing.

Web abuse man to be sentenced

A law student was due to be sentenced today for sending the football pundit Stan Collymore "grossly offensive" messages on Twitter.

Joshua Cryer (21) admitted the offence at a hearing earlier this month having previously denied it.

The Newcastle University student, who lives in the Jesmond area of the city, will be sentenced at Newcastle Magistrates' Court. Cryer, from Burnley, Lancashire, was arrested in January after Mr Collymore, a former England striker, reported online abuse to police.

Hefner son's violence charge

Hugh Hefner's 21-year-old son has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge stemming from an incident with his girlfriend at their Pasadena home.

Marston Hefner was arrested last month after police were called to the apartment he shared with 20-year-old Claire Sinclair, the 2011 Playmate of the Year.

Blankenhorn says Marston Hefner is expected to undergo domestic violence counselling. He also is ordered to stay away from Sinclair for three years.

Kiss and Motley Crue reveal tour

Two powerhouse bands that have rocked music fans over four decades, Kiss and Motley Crue, have unveiled plans for a 40-plus city tour across the United States this summer.

Kiss, with their painted faces and outrageous costumes, rose to fame in the 1970s with hits such as Rock And Roll All Nite and Hotter Than Hell. Motley Crue reached stardom in the 1980s with Dr Feelgood and Girls, Girls, Girls.