CITY COUNCILMAN SURRENDERS IN MOLESTATION CASE
Kevin Carney, 48, a city councilman and former sheriff's child-abuse investigator pleaded innocent at his arraignment in Los Angeles Municipal Court and is being held on $2 million bail. Carney turned himself in to authorities today after he was charged with molesting four girls over the past decade, according to prosecutors. He is accused of 17 counts of child molestation and one count of possession of child pornography. According to the felony complaint filed in Los Angeles Municipal Court, the crimes occurred between April 1990 and October 1999. The former county sheriff's sergeant faces the possibility of life in prison, said spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons of the district attorney's office.