FLORIDA – A US Army staff sergeant has been found guilty of molesting a 10-year-old girl, whose mother stabbed him when she witnessed the abuse. Jason Lucas Revis, 33, of Oveido, Florida, was convicted of of lewd and lascivious molestation, after he made the girl touch him inappropriately in September 2011. Jurors deliberated for less than four hours before finding Revis guilty last night. He is set to be sentenced on Monday.
A former volunteer firefighter already charged with arson faces new allegations that he lured children with toys, money and pornography and sexually assaulted them. Twenty-year-old John Corcoran IV of Glenolden, Pennsylvania, molested more than a dozen children over two years. The attacks took place at his home, as well as in the showers of a YMCA locker room, and on bonfires outside a local historical site, the Lower Swedish Cabin in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, authorities said.
A Montana man has been sentenced to 200 years in prison after he impregnated his 11-year-old granddaughter and molested the girl’s younger sister. Mikeal Shane Pruett, 55, was arrested in June after the 11-year-old girl was told she was 32 weeks pregnant. The girl said she did not know she was pregnant because she “didn’t know what pregnant felt like.” She originally told doctors that she had sex with a 14-year-old boy at a county fair but when doctors noticed the dates didn’t match up, she told the truth.
WICHITA, Kansas — A two-year-old girl is dead and her mother’s boyfriend has been charged with her murder. Sly Maples, 33, appeared in Sedgwick County District Court Thursday afternoon where he was charged with first degree murder and child abuse. Shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Maples and woman brought an unconscious two-year-old girl to Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph on East Harry. The child’s mother told staff that the girl had hit her head while playing on a slide at Linwood Park, located in the 1900 block of South Kansas. Hospital staff became concerned over injuries that didn’t match up to the story and called police. Police say she had unusual injuries to her head, bleeding on her brain and bruising around her neck. Some injuries appeared to have happened before the incident on the playground.
A Zanesville man charged with raping a child could face life in prison without parole if convicted. Richard Denney, Jr., 36, pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to two counts of rape of a victim less than 10 years old, a first-degree felony that requires life in prison, and one count of gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony. The alleged offenses are said to have occurred between April and December 2014, according to court documents.
DENVER – A former human services caseworker was charged Thursday in connection to a fatal child abuse case. Rotchana Madera, 27, was charged with forgery, tampering with evidence and official misconduct. Madera was a caseworker for Denver Human Services. She’s accused of entering false information into the official case tracking system about her work on the Kelsy Newell-Skinner case. Details about what led up to the charges were not released.
A Pinellas Park man, who performed for children doing puppet shows, face painting and creating balloon animals, was arrested Tuesday on child pornography charges, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said. Peter Douglas Emr, who performed through his private business under the name “Emr the Jester,” was arrested and charged with six counts of possession of child pornography and three counts of sexual performance with the intent to promote, the sheriff’s office said.
Statutes of Limitations (SOL) is the time in which a lawsuit is initiated by an injured person or victim. In most cases, unless there is a special circumstance, the SOL begins to run from the date of the occurrence that caused the injury. Statutes of limitations are enacted by the legislature, which might extend or reduce time limits, based on certain restrictions.
Police say a man put his girlfriend’s 2-year-old toddler inside a running dryer. Adam Morton, 27, was arrested after an investigation revealed the child was inside the dryer while it was running for a prolonged period. Doctors looked at second-degree burns on the child’s body and concluded the injuries must have come from being put in the dryer while it was running.
On Tuesday, the FBI and NYPD released statements warning the public about the increased number in cases of ‘virtual kidnapping’. New York seems to be the latest area for this virtual scheme that has been used by criminals all across the country. The FBI reports that hundreds of New Yorkers have been victimized by this latest scam.
A newborn baby has died after its mother allegedly doused it in a flammable liquid, set it alight and left it burning in a road. Witnesses say 22-year-old Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier got out of her car and stopped in the middle of Simontown Road in Pemberton Township, New Jersey, on Friday night and burned the child alive. Medics rushed to the scene and airlifted the young child, which was still alive and breathing when they arrived, to St Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia with severe burns.
SCHILLER PARK, Illinois — Bond has been set at $1.5 million for a suburban mother. Krystle El Khatib, 29, of Schiller Park, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to murder her children with poisoned apple juice because she was angry with their father. According to prosecutors, El Khatib crushed up benzodiazepine pills, an anti-anxiety drug, into some apple juice, and forced her 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter to drink two glasses each. She threatened to hit her son if he didn’t do so. Then, they say she tried kill herself with a similar cocktail.
A mom’s fight to have Michigan create a child abuse registry has grabbed the attention of a state lawmaker. Erica Hammel’s 1-year-old was abused by her ex’s girlfriend who had a history of child abuse – but nobody knew. An online petition to create a child abuse registry called Wyatt’s Law has grown from a few hundred to nearly 6,000 signatures and got the attention of lawmakers. Meanwhile, Wyatt’s mom took her fight for change to the St. Clair Shores City Council. Wyatt is the victim of abuse, trauma that doesn’t allow him to eat solid food or speak. So his mom, Erica Hammel, has been speaking for him and telling his story to anyone who will listen. “There’s one true voice and it’s mine,” Hammel said. “I did this from the beginning, That’s my son, my story.”
SAPULPA, Oklahoma – An Oklahoma man is behind bars after he was accused of killing his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son. Christopher Whinery is expected to face a first-degree murder charge for the little boy’s death. On Tuesday, an ambulance rushed 3-year-old Jason White to the emergency room. The boy’s grandfather says he received a call about an accident.
PORT LAVACA, Texas — Flames tore through a sheet-metal shed behind a Port Lavaca game room Monday, but now authorities say the four victims were stabbed before the fire broke out. The dead were identified as Dulce Cumpean-Camacho, 23; her 4-year-old son Zavier Camacho and her two daughters, 1-year-old Ciara Camacho and 2-month-old Faith Camacho.
Pollsters have long known that the phrasing of a question can significantly affect how respondents answer it — think about the language battle over “pro-life” and “anti-choice.” So maybe it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that this applies to sexual assault: Both men and women will offer different responses to questions about rape depending on whether you use the word rape itself or describe the act in question. But it’s still weird how big some of the resulting gaps are. This isn’t actually a new finding. In a recent study on male college students’ attitudes toward rape led by Sarah Edwards of the University of North Dakota and published in Violence and Gender, the authors cite research first conducted in the 1980s:
A woman who recently opened up to New York Magazine’s Science of US Blog about dating her dad says she doesn’t understand “being judged for being happy” and is hoping her interview will help shed some light on what it’s like being in as unconventional relationship as the one she and her biological father are in. Explaining how the two began dating, the anonymous 18-year-old said she didn’t really know her father until recently. She was conceived on prom night when her parents were 18 and even though they continued to date throughout the pregnancy, they had broken up by the time she was born. After that the father was out of her life, except for a brief period when she was around five years old. Several years later, when the girl was 17, her dad resurfaced and they began chatting online. Realizing they had a lot of things in common, they decided to meet in person and it was then that the girl started feeling that this wasn’t just any father-daughter reunion.
Detroit, Michigan – The Detroit Auto Show draws thousands to the Motor City. And predictably, a good number of men. And no surprise, that means, officials say, the demand for sex spikes. “They are going to cater to a special group of people.” Human traffickers that is.
ROSEVILLE, Michigan — Authorities say the body of a newborn boy has been found at a suburban Detroit recycling center. Police in Roseville say workers at the Great Lakes Recycling Center discovered the body Wednesday night in a container among other items that came down a sorting line. Investigators say the child was between one and three days old and showed no signs of trauma.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A judge sentenced an Alabama woman to 219 years in prison Thursday for her role in an incestuous sex ring accused of molesting children for years. Wendy Holland, 35, showed no emotion as the judge condemned her to what amounts to a life sentence. She must serve at least 50 years in prison before parole consideration, a prosecutor said. Jurors convicted the woman of sodomy, sexual abuse and other charges last month.
DELRAY BEACH, Florida — Detectives need your help tracking down a wanted sex offender. Warren Blake, 49, failed to register as a sex offender. He was convicted of sexual battery in 1998. His last known address is 928 SE 4th Avenue in Delray Beach. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Blake has been known to use these aliases: Clayton West, Clayton Darrell West, Radcliffe Warren Blake, Blake Radcliff, Radcliffe Blake, Warren Radcliffe Blake, Blake Radcliffe. Call the Delray Beach Police Department at 561-243-7800 if you know where he is.
SAVANNAH, Georgia – The parents of a Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat two years ago have filed a lawsuit accusing classmates of killing him at school in a case that was covered up by school officials and investigators. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson of Valdosta names 38 defendants, including three Lowndes High School classmates it says attacked Johnson on Jan. 10, 2013. Sheriff’s investigators concluded the teenager died in a freak accident after becoming stuck upside down in the mat. No criminal charges have been filed.
WILSON, N.C. — A 26-year-old Wilson man was arrested and charged Tuesday in the death of an one-year-old, police said Wednesday night. Melvin Eugene McNeil Jr., 26, of “104 Spruce Street SW at 1705 Tarboro Street SW,” is charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse. He was held in the Wilson County jail Thursday under no bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Friday.
A mother has been charged with rape and sodomy after she allegedly engaged in intercourse and oral sex with her son’s 12-year-old friend. Nicole Marie Smith, 30, of St Charles County, Missouri, has been jailed after she targeted the 12-year-old boy at her home, police said. The boy reportedly told investigators that he and his friend’s mother had sex and oral sex at her suburban home while her own son was in the basement.
FORT BERTHOLD, North Dakota — A 24-year-old woman is charged with child abuse on the Fort Berthold Reservation. An affidavit from an FBI special agent says Michelle Wounded Face left two of her children alone in a car that wasn’t running near Lake Sakakawea. The two kids are under the age of five. One wasn’t wearing a shirt and the other had a tank top on. Neither had shoes or socks. When police found the children they were scared and shivering. An AR-15 style rifle was in the vehicle.
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