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  ARCHIVE for 26 June 2013

    Texas carries out 500th execution with murderer Kimberly McCarthy
Kimberly McCarthyDorothy BoothTexas marked a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday evening, executing its 500th inmate since it resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982. Kimberly McCarthy, who was put to death for the murder of her 71-year-old neighbor, was also the first woman executed in the U.S. in nearly three years. McCarthy, 52, was executed for the 1997 robbery, beating and fatal stabbing of (White) retired college psychology professor Dorothy Booth. Booth had agreed to give McCarthy a cup of sugar before she was attacked with a butcher knife and candelabra at her home in Lancaster, about 15 miles south of Dallas. Authorities say McCarthy cut off Booth's finger to remove her wedding ring. It was among three slayings linked to McCarthy, a former nursing home therapist who became addicted to crack cocaine. - (Black-on-white)

    Arrested: New Black Panther who sparked 2008 voter intimidation probe
Samir ShabazzThe New Black Panther Party member who sparked national outrage and a federal investigation in 2008 after he was captured on video brandishing a billy club at a Philadelphia voting poll has been arrested in New York. King Samir Shabazz, a national field marshal for the NBPP who in the past has called for the extermination of white people, was taken into custody in Harlem a few days ago after police noticed him wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a fully loaded, unlicensed handgun, the Philadelphia Daily News reported. His real name is Maruse Heath, and he was in New York to help plan an event set for September to recognize the 15th year of the Million Youth March. He was transported to jail for illegal gun possession and the illegal wearing of body armor, Fox News said. He faces from 3½ to 15 years in jail.

    Update: Over parole board objection, Oklahoma executes man in 2001 rape, murder of girlfriend's mother
    Execution date set for rapist, murderer of his white girlfriend's mother
Brian Darrell DavisJosephine “Jody” Sanford An execution date has been set for an Oklahoma death row inmate convicted of raping and murdering his girlfriend’s mother. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals set an execution date of June 25 for Oklahoma State Penitentiary death row inmate Brian Darrell Davis. The 38-year-old death row inmate was convicted of the Nov. 4, 2001, rape and murder of 52-year-old Josephine “Jody” Sanford, the mother of his girlfriend Stacey Sanford with which they had a 3-year-old daughter. Davis did admit to having sex with and stabbing Jody Sanford. Jody Sanford had been beaten and stabbed six times and DNA evidence showed Davis had raped her. - (Black-on-white)

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    (Black) Man arrested for murder of (White) man
William E. Burks JrDevon CoatesYORKTOWN-- Police made an arrest Monday following a shooting that left one man dead in Yorktown. William E. Burks Jr., 28, has been charged with second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and wearing of body armor while committing a crime. According to the York County Sheriff's Office, 24-year-old Devon Coates, of the 200 block of Barham Blvd., was found shot in the doorway of his home around 12:30 a.m. Monday. Neighbors say his wife was in the apartment at the time. - (Black-on-white)
    Ref: Yorktown VA demographics: The racial makeup was 92% White, 6% Black or African American,

    Trio accused of kidnapping, raping woman
suspects - Johnson, James Starks and Timothy StarksSURFSIDE BEACH, SC - Authorities have arrested three area men accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in Surfside Beach. The Surfside Beach Police Department charged 30-year-old James Wesley Starks Jr. of North Charleston, 28-year-old Timothy Starks of St. Stephen and 28-year-old Sherwood Edward (Johnson) of Ladson with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and strong armed robbery. On Saturday at 3:38 a.m., officers responded to a convenience store where a female victim said she was assaulted. The woman said she met the three suspects at a club in Myrtle Beach, and asked them for a ride home from the club. The suspects drove the victim against her will to a location within Surfside Beach where the assault and robbery happened. The suspects fled the area and took the victim's purse and personal belongings. (Editor note: some confusion on the names of the suspects in this story - the other links clarify)

    Judge sentences Racine man to 3 years for rape
Ronald Cephus JrA Racine man will spend less than three years in prison after he was sentenced for raping a woman in the backyard of a home while on her way to donate plasma. Ronald Cephus Jr., 27, was sentenced to three years in prison plus five years on extended supervision for raping the woman on Nov. 27, 2011, in the backyard of a home in Racine. The woman told police that a man — later identified through a DNA match as Cephus — had asked her for the time while she was walking before he offered her $50 for sex and followed her. She refused, but the man pulled her behind a home and pulled her pants down. She continued to tell the man “no” and he sat down on the porch. When he sat down, she bent to pull her pants up and he raped her.

    Mansfield 'native' charged with child rape
Tylei HatcherCINCINNATI — A 22-year-old Mansfield native has been charged with raping a 3-year-old. Tylei Hatcher is in the Hamilton County Justice Center on a $100,000 cash bond. He appeared in court Monday. Under terms of his bond, Hatcher cannot have contact with the toddler. Hatcher was arrested Sunday in connection with an incident authorities allege happened Saturday. Hatcher waived a preliminary hearing. His case has been bound over to a July grand jury, scheduled to convene Wednesday.

    UK: Wendell Baker guilty of rape
Wendell BakerHazel BackwellWendell Baker, 56, of east London, had denied raping Hazel Backwell, then 66, at her home in Stratford, east London, in 1997. In 1999, a judge decided the case could not proceed for legal reasons and Baker was found not guilty. A legal change in 2005 allowed retrials in certain circumstances and a new hearing took place at the Old Bailey. Baker will be sentenced on Friday. The judge said he would consider a life sentence. Baker broke into her home as she slept, tied her hands behind her back with flex and then beat and raped her. "After the rape and attack her life was never to be the same again. This led to the last few years of her life being very lonely and sad and very afraid." - (UK) - (Black-on-white)

    Last defendant in ‘Cleveland gang rape’ case takes plea deal
Carlos Bernard LigonsThe last defendant in what has become known as the “Cleveland gang rape” case has taken a plea deal. Carlos Bernard Ligons, 25, pleaded guilty of Indecency With a Child by Exposure. Ligons is among 14 adults and six juveniles accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Cleveland girl in the fall of 2010. The crime was reported after a video showing the girl engaged in sex acts with some of the defendants surfaced among students at Cleveland High School. Originally charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Ligons was sentenced to seven years deferred probation for the Indecency conviction. Ligons was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and court costs, and to serve 300 hours of community service. He also must register as a sex offender.

    1 of 3 defendants in Garden District rape case to be tried separately
An 18-year-old man charged with the Feb. 4 kidnapping, rape and robbery of a woman at gunpoint in the Garden District will be tried separately from two of his teenage co-defendants, an Orleans Parish Criminal District Court judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Franz Zibilich issued the ruling after Christopher Davis (left), through his lawyer, argued that his case should be severed because of a confession to the crime from one of his co-defendants as well as an alleged statement by another that could be used against him.
    Ref: Defense attorneys in Garden District rape case seeking to withhold suspects’ confessions from jury

    Kansas City man pleads guilty on 2nd day of rape trial
Zachary Townsend PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 43-year-old Kansas City man faces up to life in prison after abruptly pleading guilty during his trial for the December 2006 rape of a Platte County woman. Zachary Townsend represented himself in a bench trial that started Monday in Platte County Circuit Court. He was accused of entering the victim's unlocked apartment and repeatedly raping her in her car and her residence. Townsend was identified as the attacker through a cold-case DNA match. Prosecutor Eric Zahnd says the match was 1 in 20 quadrillion. Townsend abruptly told the judge Tuesday he wanted to plead guilty. After being given time to think about his decision, Townsend confirmed that's what he wanted to do.

    Pinole man admitted to touching Richmond High gang rape victim's "private area"
Marcelles Peter MARTINEZ -- Richmond High School gang rape trial defendant Marcelles Peter told police that he touched the victim's "private area," but he didn't foresee the girl getting raped and beaten, according to a police interrogation video played to the 20-year-old Pinole man's jury. "I don't think I should be in trouble for this because I didn't know what was going to happen," a 17-year-old Peter told detectives in 2009, a few days after a 16-year-old sophomore was raped and beaten on the school's campus after leaving a homecoming dance. Peter turned himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest based on another minor's statement that Peter bragged about touching the girl, whom police found mostly nude and near death from alcohol poisoning, hypothermia and head trauma under a campus picnic table on Oct. 24, 2009.


Lindley Middle School Rape Suspect in Custody
Travion Malick HubbardMeanwhile, the girl he is accused of sodomizing attempted suicide earlier this week and is in a mental health hospital.
Travion Malick Hubbard of Austell is accused of forcing a 14-year-old girl into the bathroom
at Lindley Middle School on May 1 around 12:30 p.m. and sodomizing her. The teenage boy has been charged as an adult due to the severity of the allegations against him. Cobb Police looking for middle school molester - video
Travion Malick Hubbard mugshot

    Normandy man charged with raping 14-year-old girl
Keith L. Harris JrKeith L. Harris Jr., 20, of the 7500 block of Bermuda Court in Normandy, faces felony charges in the rape of a 14-year-old girl in October, Overland police say. He was charged with forcible rape, sexual assault, and first-degree child molestation.

    Chicago Public Schools principal recounts alleged rape at hearing - Fellow CPS teacher, described as 'best friend,' faces charges
 Lewis Himes JrA Chicago Public Schools principal wept and wiped her eyes with a tissue as she testified about allegedly being raped in her home by a CPS teacher while her son slept in his bedroom down the hall. The 42-year-old woman stood a few feet away from Lewis Himes Jr., a friend of 20 years whom she invited over May 28 to watch an NBA game. "He was my best friend," she testified. "We were just going to hang out, watch TV and talk." According to the woman's testimony, Himes appeared to have been drinking before he arrived at her home that night in May. She testified that he then consumed a bottle of wine he brought with him. The woman testified that she let Himes sleep on the floor next to her bed at about midnight but awoke at about 4 a.m. to find him raping her. She told him to stop and tried to escape, saying she thought someone was calling her. "I told him, 'No, we should not be doing this,' and to stop," she said.

    Former teacher's assistant at Akron middle school sentenced to life in prison for rape
D'Jaun Shabazz ShieldsAKRON, Ohio - D'Jaun Shabazz Shields, 40 of Akron, pleaded guilty in the middle of his trial for raping two young girls in 2011 and 2012 on Wednesday. Shields was on trial for rape of a child under 13, a first degree felony, and four counts of gross sexual imposition which is a third degree felony, said Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh. At the time of Shields's arrest, he was a teacher's assistant at Hyre Middle School, where he worked with autistic children. Neither victims were students of the school. Visiting Judge Robert Brown immediately sentenced Shields to life in prison and deemed him a Tier III sex offender.

    Algiers residents concerned as search for African-American rape suspect continues
The NOPD has released a composite sketch of the suspect. He's described as a young African-American man between the ages of 16 and 19. The young man is about 5-foot-7 with a medium to athletic build.


Jury selection begins in Santa Cruz harbor coffee shop rape case
Elvis Lorenzo GarciaSANTA CRUZ -- Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial against a Santa Cruz man accused of raping a barista at a harbor coffee shop in 2008. Elvis Lorenzo Garcia, 22, was arrested three years after the brutal attack thanks to familial DNA. It was just the second time the technique was used successfully in California. Garcia is accused of entering a coffee shop near the Santa Cruz harbor on March 19, 2008 as it was opening. Police say he held a knife to the barista's throat and sexually assaulted her before forcing her into a large refrigerator, barricading the door and stealing cash from the register. Prosecutors stacked a bevy of charges against Garcia, including rape, sexual assault, kidnapping, burglary and armed robbery. He faces life in prison if convicted.



UK: 'The damage done by these (Muslim foreigners) is irrevocable' - Paedo gang's 'threat to cut girl's face off and decapitate baby'
Muslim? foreign pimpsA SADISTIC paedo ring threatened to cut a girl’s face off and decapitate the baby of one of their young victims, a court heard today. Another victim of the Oxford-based sex ring has considered suicide while others suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, nightmares, panic attacks and flashbacks, the Old Bailey was told. Ahead of the sentencing of the gang – convicted of grooming vulnerable underage girls for sexual exploitation – the court was read harrowing statements from victims' parents. They described how the seven defendants had ruined their daughters' lives. A statement from the mother of one girl said her daughter developed chronic insomnia and even suffered a minor stroke, believed to have been brought on by the stress of her horrific ordeal. Six of the defendants – minus Mohammed Karrar, 38, who is said to have refused to come up from the cells – listened from the dock as the distressing statements were read. He was convicted last month with his brother, Bassam Karrar, 34, and another two brothers, Akhtar Dogar, 32, and Anjum Dogar, 31, of charges including rape, trafficking and organising prostitution. Kamar Jamil, 27, Assad Hussain, 32, and Zeeshan Ahmed, 28, were also found guilty following the five-month trial during which the jury was told the gang sexually exploited girls as young as 11. - (UK)




    Woman Dies After Brick Attack In SW OKC, Boyfriend Arrested
Corey BrownTiffany SamsA woman died Friday morning after police say her boyfriend attacked her in the middle of a southwest Oklahoma City neighborhood. Police say they were called around 8:30 p.m. Thursday to what they described as a "heated disturbance" in the 800 block of S.W. 56th Street. Witnesses say 21-year-old Tiffany Sams' boyfriend, 31-year-old Corey Brown, attacked her with a brick. Police say he chased her down, beat her, and then ran from the scene. Sams received severe trauma and was rushed to a local hospital. She was in critical condition for several hours before she died Friday morning. Officers found Brown soon after the attack and arrested him. He's currently in the Oklahoma County jail. - (Black-on-white)

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    Davenport Police Investigating (interracial domestic) Homicide
"AJ" Albert CoatsAmanda Abbott, pictured with her 5-year-old daughterA murder suspect is behind bars in Rock Island this weekend. 22-year-old "AJ" Albert Coats, of Davenport, is accused of shooting 25-year-old Amanda Abbott, of Davenport, to death early Saturday morning. The victim's family tells us that Coats was Abbott's ex-boyfriend, and the two still hung out. Police say Abbott was dead inside her home on West First Street in Davenport when they arrived at the scene of the shooting. While investigating, they got information that Coats might be in Milan. Davenport, Rock Island and Milan police teamed up and eventually found him at a trailer park there. Neighbors say there was a standoff between police and Coats for twenty minutes before he came out of a friend's trailer. Police then took him into custody. Abbott's family says they've been outside her house all day mourning. They say Abbott's five-year-old daughter witnessed the murder and is devastated. - (Black-on-white)

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    Tulsa pastor arrested in child sex abuse case
 Gregory HawkinsA Tulsa pastor arrested is accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl. Rev. Gregory Hawkins, 54, of Zion Plaza Church in North Tulsa accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Records show she is now age 15 and five months pregnant with his child. It shows they had sex several times at his church, hotel and in his Suburban at a park. Detectives say the alleged victim had text messages from Hawkins, who admits having sex with the girl. Hawkins is being held on $50,000 bond.

    Recreation worker accused in sex crimes - forcible homo rape of young boy
Jay Conova BurtonNORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Police have arrested a city employee on allegations of sexual assault on a juvenile that occurred over the course of five years. Jay Conova Burton, 54, of Norfolk has been charged with forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child by person in custodial or supervisory relationship. Burton is accused of assaulting a juvenile male victim at his home since 2008. The crimes were reported Monday.

    Machete-Wielding Attacker Arrested
Derrick SutherlandA 28-year-old man was arrested Monday for attacking two people outside of a library with a machete. According to police, the two individuals were standing outside of Arlington's Central Library on Abram Street just before 2 a.m. They were approached by a man who started arguing with them, then brandished a machete, severely striking each of them multiple times. Neither victim suffered life-threatening injuries, but both were transported to a local hospital with significant injuries. The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Derrick Sutherland, fled the scene but was captured a few hours after the attack.

    Fairfield Masturbation Suspect Caught
Dwan Marcee BanksA Fairfield woman awakens to find a stranger pleasuring himself next to her bed-now police have the man under arrest. Officials say 28 year old Dwan Marcee Banks was arrested on a burglary warrant and a charge of public indecency. Officers say Banks broke into an apartment on Merlin Drive around 4 a.m. on May 10th. He got in through the victim's bedroom window. When she woke up, she found the man masturbating next to her bed. Banks ran when the victim screamed.

    Composite released of suspect wanted for rape of girl in Algiers park
rapistNEW ORLEANS -- Police released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl in Berhman Park in Algiers Friday. The suspect, according to New Orleans police, is a black male, from 16-19 years old, 5 feet, 7 inches tall with a medium to athletic build and dark complexion. The suspect's left eye is smaller than his right eye. He was wearing a purple, short-sleeve shirt with gold writing, red underwear with gold writing, black basketball shorts and Nike slippers, NOPD said in a statement. According to police, the 14-year-old girl was walking alone around 9:30 p.m. in Behrman Park, when the suspect grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.

    Accused of gang-rape, Francis Mezan who was born in Sudan, faces deportation because of his felony convictions
Francis MezanPolice responded at 2:47 a.m. to reports of a woman on Purchas Street yelling for help, saying she was going to be shot and had been raped by six men. At the time of Mezan's arrest in December, he was on probation from a conviction for his role in 2010 in threatening two women at gunpoint and with a knife after accusing them of stealing drug money. Mezan pleaded guilty in that case to two felony counts of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. He served four months of a four-year sentence before being released on probation. The judge said he was familiar with Mezan's conviction in the 2010 case, and said Mezan was given a favorable sentence because the women were "very reluctant" to testify, fearing retribution. Cole found Mezan to be in violation of his probation for multiple drinking offenses and ordered him to serve the remaining 44 months for that conviction. In the 2009 case, Mezan still is charged with kidnapping and four counts of gross sexual assault, felonies punishable by as much as 30 years in prison, and a misdemeanor count of criminal threatening. Mezan, who was born in Sudan, faces deportation because of his felony convictions.

    SafeCam helps police catch serial rape suspect
Antuane Brown Thanks to video surveillance obtained through SafeCam, a new online initiative that allows residents and business owners to register their security cameras with the Philadelphia Police Department, police were able to arrest Germantown resident Antuane Brown in connection with the sexual assault of four girls aged 12-17 years old in Germantown. Brown, 22, of the 1100 block of East Price St., was charged with four counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, kidnapping, simple assault, violation of the uniform firearms act, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, possessing instruments of crime, recklessly endangering another person and unlawful contact with a minor. According to police records, on March 19, a 15-year-old girl was walking near the 6000 block of Wister Street around 10:45 a.m. when an African American male wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt rode past her on a mountain bike. The man got off his bike, pointed a handgun at her, forced her into an alley and sexually assaulted her.

    Lynchburg man faces rape charge
Trevere Lamar Gray Lynchburg police have arrested a suspect following a reported stranger rape in the city Saturday night. Trevere Lamar Gray has been charged with rape and assault and battery. The incident happened on Park Avenue near Kemper Street Saturday around 9 p.m., Detective Collin Byrne said. The victim was walking alone when she was attacked in a nearby alley, Byrne said.

    Councilman’s grandsons arrested on alleged rape charges
Drekian DowdellJywan Marionate Tyrell MossDrekian Dowdell, 21, and Jywan Marionate Tyrell Moss, 18, grandsons of Auburn City Councilman Arthur Dowdell, were arrested last Tuesday on first degree rape charges. According to the police arrests reports, Moss is a resident of Auburn and Dowdell is a resident of Box Springs, Ga. The alleged incident occurred on Pleasant Avenue, reportedly at the councilman's home while he was out of town. According to an offense report filed June 13, the alleged victim is a 15-year-old juvenile.

  • Damone accused of raping woman he met online
    Police arrested a South Bay man after a woman claimed she was raped by him after meeting through an Internet dating service. Damone Carter, 24, of National City was arrested without incident at his residence shortly after the alleged assault occurred. Carter and the alleged victim, who is also in her mid-20s, initially got into contact last Monday via a website called PlentyofFish.com, then met in person for the first time at Carter’s home four days later. Following the alleged assault, the victim escaped and made an emergency call on her cellphone.
  • Note: Suspect is African-american according to VINElink database




Hai Duong, on the run for 13 years after raping girls sentenced to life in prison
Hai DuongHai Duong, who authorities said was on the run for 13 years after sexually abusing a pair of sisters in Avondale was sentenced Monday to spend the rest of his life in prison. Hai Duong, 53, has no chance at probation, parole or suspended sentence. A state court jury convicted Duong earlier this month of aggravated rape, attempted aggravated rape, two counts of molestation of a juvenile and one count of aggravated oral sexual battery. The charges stem from statements made by two girls that Duong sexually abused them over a period of years in the 1990s, beginning when they were about 6 years old. They disclosed the abuse in 1999, when they were 12 and 11 years old.

    Queensbury queer gets 100 years to life for homo rape of 1-year-old baby boy
Michael HagamanMichael Hagaman was sentenced to 100 years to life in prison this morning. Hagaman admitted to raping the boy with another man, Anthony Merril, in his Queensbury trailer. Prosecutors say he abused the boy over a three-week period last year, shortly after being released from state prison, where he served time for sexually abusing a child.



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    Homeless man accused of attempted rape at Santa Monica bus bench
Kelechi AmadiSANTA MONICA, Calif. -- A homeless man was arrested for allegedly trying to rape a woman waiting for a bus in Santa Monica. Kelechi Amadi, 34, was arrested early Wednesday morning when police say they interrupted the sexual attack on a bus bench in the 400 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. His alleged victim told officers that Amadi claimed he was going to rape her. The suspect is a registered sex offender and police are trying to locate any additional victims. Amadi was arrested for sexual battery and assault to commit rape. If you have any information that can help investigators, call Santa Monica police at (310) 458-8495.

    Salt Lake police looking for man accused in rape of child
Chervon Jason LaptisteSALT LAKE CITY — Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted on charges of rape of a child. Chervon Jason Laptiste, 40, was charged with three counts of rape of a child, three counts of sodomy on a child, and three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, all first-degree felonies. He was also charged with dealing in harmful materials to a minor and witness tampering, both third-degree felonies. The alleged victim told police that from the time she was 12 to 13 years old, Laptiste would make her watch pornographic videos and then "had sex with her in the same manner as the pornographic videos"

    Man charged with rape, criminal sex act
 Mark StoneNY - A 46-year-old Brighton man has been arrested on charges of rape and criminal sex act. Gates Police say Mark Stone had sex with a female under the age of 17 in 2008. He was arraigned in Gates Town Court and was remanded to the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. Stone is due back in court on June 27.
    Ref: Brighton NY demographics: The racial makeup of the town was 86.09% White, 8.13% Asian, 3.70% African American

    Man wanted for rape, armed robbery at motel
Joseph JoyceGA - A man is wanted in connection with an armed robbery and rape at America's Best Value Inn in Conyers. Joseph Joyce, 32, was part of a group of men who robbed and raped two women at the motel. On June 19, Conyers police responded to an armed robbery in one of (the) motel rooms. Four men went to the motel to meet two women they met online. The men robbed the women at gunpoint and took their money, cell phones, and car keys. The suspects then raped both women. Joyce allegedly forced one victim into her car and tried to drive away, but she jumped out and ran to the motel's front office to call 911. The other three suspects were arrested shortly after police arrived.
    Ref: Conyers, GA demographics: The racial makeup of the city was 58.29% White, 33.42% African American
    Update: Three arrested for armed robbery, rape, fourth suspect still at large
Police arrested the men, who have been identified as Defazio Sierra Taylor, Jadarrius Tamonquez Miller and Terry Bernard Watson.

  • Owensboro, KY Police Seek Black Male Suspect in Rape Investigation
    Authorities said a female victim contacted them following the alleged attack, stating that an unidentified black male described as approximately six feet inches tall to six feet four inches tall, with a medium build in his 40’s, entered her apartment in the 1200 block of W. 7th St. and sexually assaulted her. The man, also described as being “clean shaven” and having “buzzed hair” was allegedly armed with a knife when the attack took place, police said.

Ref: Owensboro, KY demographics: The racial makeup of the city was 90.63% White, 6.90% African American


    Child-rape suspect: She 'seduced' me * Volunteer for Islamist organization says alleged victim dressed 'provocatively'
Omar AbdelbadieA University of Washington neurobiology student charged with child rape after being accused of picking up a 12-year-old girl from the Seattle streets and taking her to his apartment has been identified as a volunteer with a leading Islamic activist organization. And he’s blaming the child for the alleged assault. Suspect Omar Abdelbadie is a volunteer with the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The Answering Muslims apologetics website said Abdelbadie was born in Egypt but has lived in the U.S. for the past eight years. Ref: Omar Abdelbadie accused of raping girl, 12


    Jesse Friedman is 100% guilty of sexually abusing children, reinvestigation by Nassau County district attorney concludes
Jesse FriedmanThe subject of the documentary ‘Capturing the Friedmans’ is in fact a ‘psychopathic deviant’ who molested 17 children in his parents’ Long Island home, a 172-page report finds. He's guilty as sin. He was hit with over 100 counts of sodomy.


    Police identify gunman in Greenville shooting
Lakim Anthony FaustGreenville police on Sunday identified a man suspected in Friday's shooting spree as Lakim Anthony Faust, 23, of Greenville. Based on the information gathered so far, detectives believe Faust went from his apartment at 217 Hartford St. with the intent to inflict mass casualties on innocent people, the police department reported. He is charged with shooting four people, one outside Kellum Law Firm and three in the parking lot of Walmart. Police then shot him.

    Life Term in Hit-Run Crash That Killed Teens
Marquis ThompsonMichael Taylor and Mark McNeillA Chester man has been sentenced to life in prison in a hit-and-run crash that killed two 15-year-old youths. Maurquis Thompson, 21, was convicted in Delaware County in April of third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and other counts. Authorities said he was on probation and driving without a license in December 2011 when he ran a red light in Glenolden and struck Michael Taylor and Mark McNeill as they crossed Chester Pike. Authorities said Thompson initially denied having driven the car, which was found inoperable a few blocks away, and texted his girlfriend to report the car stolen. - (Black-on-white)

    Suspect grabbed the 2-year-old girl from her mother's shopping basket and held a knife to her body - shot by police
Sammie Lamont WallaceOklahoma - Midwest City Police say they still don't know why a man decided to take a toddler hostage at a Walmart Neighborhood Market, and threaten the child's life. Police have identified the suspect as 37-year-old Sammie Lamont Wallace. Wallace grabbed the 2-year-old girl from her mother's shopping basket and held a knife to her body. Police say they'd been negotiating with the suspect for several minutes, when he suddenly began counting down and moving the knife toward the girl's body. Police say they had to use deadly force to protect the girl from Wallace. An officer fired one shot, killing the suspect. The little girl was not hurt. Wallace did not know the girl or her mother. Police say he had a long criminal record in Dallas, but not in Oklahoma.

    Pastor arrested, charged with sex crimes
 Larry Durant S.C. —A Sumter pastor has been charged with sexually assaulting three female members of his church. Police said Friday that 58-year-old Larry Durant had been arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. He also faces four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Police say family members told them Durant coerced the victims into having sex with him starting in 2011. Police say the Word International Ministry pastor told the victims the activity was part of the "healing process" and "private prayer."

    Football Players Identified In Navy Sexual Assault Case - mugshots - Story link * Midshipmen identified in sexual assault case
black footballersANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A grandfather of a former U.S. Naval Academy football player said y that his grandson is one of the three midshipmen charged in the sexual assault of a female student. The midshipman, Tra’ves Bush, declined to comment when reached on his cellphone Friday by The Associated Press. Also pictured Eric Graham and Josh Tate. Ref: Paper IDs Navy Football Players in Alleged Rape

    Former Memphis Police Officer Indicted for Forcing Felons to Perform Sex Acts
Brandon BerryHe's the former Memphis police officer accused of forcing felons to do terrible things. Brandon Berry was just indicted for official misconduct. Investigators say he forced criminals to trade sex for freedom. Berry is in big trouble. A grand jury indicted him for forcing men with outstanding warrants to perform oral sex on him instead of being arrested. Investigators say he often held the men at gunpoint. Berry resigned from MPD last month.



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  • Could there be anything more twisted than these Holocaust fantasists?
    How more and more people are making up memoirs about witnessing Nazi crimes.The list of falsehoods is astonishing and blatant. Sadly, Corry’s tale is part of a growing problem within the publishing industry, which is selling to the public a growing number of ‘memoirs’ about the Holocaust and World War II that should really belong on the shelves marked ‘fiction’.

    Cicero Restaurant Owner Killed During Robbery
Giovanni DonancricchiaMatthew A. Brown-TurnerThe owner of a popular west suburban restaurant was killed Thursday while trying to protect his wife from an armed robber. 64-year-old Giovanni Donancricchia and his wife, Angela, were closing his pizzeria, Stella Albano’s in Cicero, around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, when a robber walked through the back door. When the suspect put a gun to the head of his wife, Donancricchia grabbed her and told her to run out of the restaurant. As she got outside, she heard the gunshots that killed her husband of 42 years. Donancricchia, a native of Sicily, had owned the restaurant in the 5900 block of West Roosevelt Road for about 25 years.
(Black) Chicago man charged in slaying of (White) Cicero restaurant owner
Charges have been filed in the death of a Cicero restaurant owner who was shot in the chest after he confronted a robber who was holding a gun to his wife's head near the cash register, police said this morning. Matthew A. Brown-Turner, 25, has been charged with murder and attempted armed robbery in the fatal shooting of Giovanni Donancricchia, 64, early Thursday morning. - (Black-on-white)

    ‘Kill Whitey’ Panther is held on gun rap
Maruse HeathThe tattoo on his face says, “Kill Whitey” in block letters, and cops say the gun he carried was loaded and unlicensed. But that didn’t stop Maruse Heath — head of the Philadelphia chapter of the New Black Panther Party — from claiming that he’s really all about charity and outreach as he was arraigned on a gun-possession charge in Manhattan last night. “It is my understanding that the New Black Panther Party is the functional equivalent of the KKK,” Assistant District Attorney Christopher Ryan countered as Heath, 41, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail for getting busted allegedly with a gun in Harlem Thursday night.

    Black pimp, white whore arrested after allegedly forcing teen into prostitution
Kiana Clark; Marquel WatsonPHOENIX - A 18-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were arrested after police say they forced a 15-year-old girl into prostitution. Phoenix police say they got a call from a 15-year-old girl saying she had been forced into prostitution. The girl told detectives she met Kiana Clark on a social networking website and Clark later allegedly convinced her to meet up at a hotel. After she got to the hotel, police say Clark introduced the girl to Marquel Watson. According to officers, photos of Clark and the 15-year-old were taken and put in online ads. Over the next two days, police say both Clark and the young girl participated in prostitution. Watson allegedly received all of the proceeds from the sex acts. The 15-year-old called her family on Thursday and told them she was being held against her will.

    3 charged after sex gatherings with girl, 16
(From left) DeMarcus Hill, 19, Timieka Young, 22, Timothy Young, 22 DESOTO PARISH, LA - Three adults are behind bars Friday after DeSoto Parish Sheriff's authorities say they did nothing to stop a 16-year-old girl from having sex on two occasions with several male juveniles while in their presence. DeMarcus Hill, 19, was arrested on June 12 and charged then with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Timieka Young, 22, and her brother, Timothy Young, 22, were arrested on June 14 and charged with principle carnal knowledge of a juvenile. It was later revealed that the teenager had spent the night with a 19-year-old man with whom she had sex.

    St. Paul Man Accused of Robbing Woman 3 Times, Rape
Curtez Deshawn GrahamAn 18-year-old is accused of breaking into a woman's St. Paul home three times over a two-year period - and allegedly raping her during the last robbery. Curtez Deshawn Graham, 18, of St. Paul, has been charged with eight felonies in Ramsey County District Court, including first-degree criminal sexual conduct, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and burglary, according to a criminal complaint.

    Police arrest suspect for rape at behavioral center
Ricardo Cyril PowellNORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Police have made an arrest in a rape case at Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health Center after a female patient and her roommate accused a man of entering their room and raping one of the women while she slept. Police have arrested Ricardo Cyril Powell, 27, and charged him with criminal sexual assault in the first degree.

    Person of interest sought in West Ashley apartment shooting
Deontre Jerrell PierceWEST ASHLEY, SC - Investigators are looking for a 22-year-old man wanted for questioning in a shooting that left a teen shot in the head outside the Ashley Oaks Apartments. The Charleston Police Department is looking for Deontre Jerrell Pierce wanted for questioning in the June 14 shooting.

  • Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract over admission of past use of 'N-word'
    Deen testified that she probably used the racial slur when talking to her husband about "when a black man burst into the bank that I was working at and put a gun to my head." "I didn't feel real favorable towards him," she said, referring to the robber. Jackson lawyer: "Have you used it since then?" Deen: "I'm sure I have, but it's been a very long time."


    Three charged with murder in north Raleigh mom's death
Ronald Lee AnthonyTravion Devonte SmithSarah Rene ReddenMelissa Huggins-Jones.Three people were arrested in the death of a 30-year-old mother who recently moved to Raleigh and was found covered in blood inside her apartment last week. Ronald Lee Anthony, 23, Travion Devonte Smith, 20, and Sarah Rene Redden, 18, were taken into custody late Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Melissa Huggins-Jones. Her body was discovered by a construction worker on May 14 after her 8-year-old daughter approached a crew asking for help. Huggins-Jones died of blunt force trauma, Raleigh police said and investigators believe the suspects tried to burglarize her apartment and made "unforced entry." Investigators said a link was established between the homicide and "certain property crimes in the area," but they would not elaborate Investigators have not found any connection between Huggins-Jones and the suspects. - (Black-on-white)
  • Update: Autopsy details violence in killing of North Hills woman
    An autopsy released Friday revealed a 30-year-old mother who was found dead in her North Hills apartment in May died from repeated, savage blows to her head and neck. Melissa Huggins-Jones suffered 11 wounds to her head and neck, including a “chop wound” to her scalp and deep injury to her nose and cheek. The blows were so forceful that they penetrated her skull and dislodged teeth. The report also noted eight more wounds to the rest of her body and numerous bruises. Her injuries were likely caused “by an instrument capable of inflicting both sharp and blunt force injuries,” the medical examiner wrote in the report.

    2nd suspect arrested in Antioch man's shooting death
Terrence Clark, Carlee Michelle Nease and Terrance D. BrownDennis PrutianovNashville - A second suspect has been indicted for their alleged involvement in the fatal shooting of an Antioch man in September 2012. Terrence Clark, 23, is now charged with first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Dennis Prutianov at a home in the 4000 block of Moss Road just after 1:30 a.m. Sept. 8. Investigators said Prutianov died after shots were fired into the home. A drug motive has not been ruled out, police said, as Prutianov had previously been convicted of two felony cocaine counts and one felony marijuana charge in August 2010. In April, 20-year-old Carlee Michelle Nease was arrested and also charged with first-degree murder in the case, and a third suspect, Terrance D. Brown, 24, remains on the run.

    Two ex-Marines sentenced to death after they raped Iraq vet's wife in front of him and then shot couple in the head
Convicted: Tyrone Miller, left, and Emrys John, right, have been sentenced to the death penalty, while Kevin Cox, centre, was sentenced to life in prison without paroleJan Pietrzak, 24, and his wife Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak, 26Two ex-Marines have been sentenced to death after they stormed the home of an Iraq veteran and his wife and shot the newly married couple dead. Sgt. Jan Pietrzak, 24, was forced to watch as his wife Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak, 26, was raped, before the couple were shot in the head by their attackers, according to court documents. Tyrone Miller, 25, (left) Emrys John, 23, (right) and were both given the death penalty yesterday for their roles in the 2008 killings in Riverside County, California. A third ex-Marine, Kevin Cox, 25, (center) was sentenced to life in prison without parole. The three men - all former Marines - had stormed into the couple's home in the French Valley neighbourhood as part of a robbery scheme, prosecutors said.

    Deputies looking for sex offender living near child care center
Phillip Larry BerrymanThe Rowan County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a man wanted for registered sex offender violations. Phillip Larry Berryman, 48, has an outstanding warrant for Sex Offender Residence Violation, due to the fact that he is living within 1,000 feet of a child care center.


  • Ex-Border Patrol agents get at least 30 years
    A federal judge on Friday sentenced two former Border Patrol agents to at least 30 years in prison for running a ring that smuggled more than 500 illegal immigrants into the United States. U.S. District Court Judge John Houston sentenced Raul Villarreal to 35 years in prison for being the ring leader. His brother, Fidel Villarreal, was sentenced to 30 years for managing the operation.


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    Plea deals offered to two men in Portland gang rape case
Mohammed AbdiProsecutors in the case against two Portland men accused of gang raping a woman at gunpoint last summer have been unable to find the woman since she moved out of state and have offered plea agreements to both men. Mohammed Abdi accepted a plea agreement Wednesday in Cumberland County Unified Criminal Court, pleading guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in exchange for dismissal of felony charges of kidnapping and gross sexual assault, each punishable by as much as 30 years in prison. Francis Mezan, who was indicted recently on charges in a gang-rape case from 2009, declined a plea agreement in the more recent case and is scheduled to return to court Monday for jury selection.

    Man Molests (female) Bus Driver On Northwest Side
Gabriel HayesA man has been charged with molesting a Chicago Transit Authority bus driver on board a bus. The driver told police a man approached her while she was standing outside at the CTA bus turnaround at Archer and Neva avenues. Gabriel Hayes, 33, allegedly exposed himself to the driver at the turnaround, and made an inappropriate comment. He then boarded her bus, and allegedly exposed himself again, then molested her as she was driving. The driver ordered Hayes to get off the bus, and called police. Hayes has been charged with criminal sexual abuse and aggravated battery of a transit employee.

    UK: Seedy Tambedou, a doorman, and Omar Sanyang, a care assistant, sentenced for Eastbourne rape
Seedy Tambedou, 39, a doorman, of Hever Close, Eastbourne, and Omar Sanyang, 40, a care assistant,Two men have been sentenced to a total of 16 years for raping a woman in Eastbourne last year. Police said the men showed no remorse for the nasty assault, which left the victim severely traumatised. The men raped the victim on September 28 2012 during a birthday celebration. "Judge Hayward said there was compelling evidence against both men who showed no remorse for their actions. - (UK)

    Duo charged after man pistol-whipped while trying to buy watermelon
Tameka Dukes & Tyron WashingtonNorth Charleston police say they arrested a man and woman Wednesday shortly after a man was pistol-whipped while trying to buy a watermelon. Officers responded to an Exxon to find a 57-year-old man bleeding from the right side of his head. The man told police he was trying to buy a watermelon from a vendor when a burgundy vehicle pulled up and a man got out. The victim told police the man, Tyron Washington, walked up to him and said, “Give me something out of your pocket. If you don’t have nothing, you’re going to have a bad day (sic).” The suspect then pulled out a handgun and struck the victim on the side of the head before jumping back into the burgundy car, driven by Tameka Dukes, the victim told police.


  • Pharmacist turned 'free' blood-pressure test into pervy breast exam for Lebanese fashion editor, $40M suit claims
    A Lebanese fashion editor in Manhattan on business was sexually assaulted by a Duane Reade pharmacist claiming to give her a breast exam, according to a new $40 million lawsuit. Hayat Ammouri, of Beirut, went to the branch of the drugstore chain at 575 Lexington Ave. on April 22 for medication, according to the Manhattan civil suit. Pharmacist Monesh Hanoman, 26, of Brooklyn, offered to give Ammouri, 42, a free blood-pressure test, the suit states. He then took Ammouri, a devout Muslim, behind a divider in the store and allegedly suggested she let him check her breasts for lumps, even though the store does not allow its pharmacists to perform such procedures.

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