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Travis King's Mom Addresses His Alleged Child Porn

Claudine Gates says her 'good boy' lost phone, leaving his Snapchat account vulnerable

(Newser) - The parents of Travis King plan to fight the charges against him "hard," they tell ABC News in an interview. Upon the Army private's release from a South Korean detention facility, where he was held for 47 days after allegedly assaulting a person at a nightclub, he...

US Soldier Travis King Charged With Desertion: Sources

Army private who fled to North Korea also faces charges involving sexual images of a child

(Newser) - An Army private who fled to North Korea before being returned home to the United States last month has been detained by the US military, two officials said Thursday night, and is facing charges including desertion and possessing sexual images of a child. The eight counts against Pvt. Travis King...

US Soldier Who Crossed Into North Korea Back in US Custody

Travis King's fate is not yet clear

(Newser) - The US soldier who sprinted into North Korea across the heavily fortified border between the Koreas two months ago was released into American custody Wednesday, according to two officials. Earlier, North Korea said it would expel Pvt. Travis King—an announcement that surprised some observers who'd expected the North...

North Korea: US Soldier Fled Racial Discrimination

Travis King 'was disillusioned at the unequal American society,' state-run news agency says

(Newser) - Travis King crossed into North Korea last month because he "harbored ill feeling against inhuman maltreatment and racial discrimination within the US Army," state-run news agency KCNA said Wednesday. The claim was Pyongyang's first official comment on the 23-year-old soldier since he crossed from South Korea without...

Family: Soldier Who Crossed Into North Korea Was Grieving

Family is giving insight into Travis King's mental state

(Newser) - The family of Pvt. 2nd Class Travis King, the 23-year-old American soldier who crossed into North Korea on Tuesday , is speaking out on his recent mental state. An uncle says that King, who had served two months in a South Korean prison on assault charges and was headed back to...

Report: Soldier Who Ran Into N. Korea Told Story at Airport

Airport official says Travis King claimed he didn't have his passport

(Newser) - More details are slowly emerging about Private 2nd Class Travis King, the US soldier who crossed into North Korea on Tuesday—but his current whereabouts aren't one of them. North Korean state media has yet to say anything about the 23-year-old, the first American known to be detained in...

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