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Nearly 50 prison officers were arrested in the southern US state of Georgia Thursday after authorities raided several penitentiaries in a crackdown on corruption and smuggling. The officers are charged with a range of crimes, from accepting bribes to drug trafficking, according to John Horn, US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. A total of 46 corrections officers were arrested and two civilians and one prisoner were also charged during the operation which took place across nine prisons, he said.
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor urged jurors on Thursday to look beyond the appearance of a happy marriage in the case of a man charged with abducting and raping a 15-year-old girl who stayed with him for a decade.