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Police say 2-year-old boy died after man sat on him
Iowa police say a 2-year-old boy died after a man sat on the child for allegedly taking his cellphone.
Pottawattamie County court records show 31-year-old Larry Murphy is charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. He's jailed on more than $1 million bail.
After 9-Year-Old Girl Was Found Dead in Duffel Bag on Calif. Trail, Her Mom Is Charged With Murder
As 3-Year-Old Daughter Died in Hot Patrol Car, Miss. Cop Had Sex With Her Supervisor
California Man Allegedly Attempted To Burn Neighbor's House Down After Seeing Ghost
A man in Stockton, California was arrested after he was caught on video allegedly pouring gallons of diesel on his neighbor's front door and attempting to set the building on fire — reportedly because he claimed he had seen a ghost in the residence.
Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among 50 charged in college admissions scam for unworthy kids, prosecutors say
Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have been charged in a nationwide college-entrance cheating scam, according to federal court records unsealed on Tuesday.
Huffman, Loughlin, and 48 other individuals — including a slew of wealthy executives and attorneys — engaged in “large-scale, elaborate fraud” to create a “rigged system” at elite American universities like Yale, Stanford, USC, and UCLA, according to prosecutors. In some cases, they allegedly used imposters to stand in for the children at exams or bribed athletic recruiters to recruit their children, even if they didn’t end up playing that sport in college.
Federal prosecutors cited one example where parents paid a $400,000 bribe to Yale’s women’s soccer coach so that their daughter could attend the school. She didn't play soccer.
The investigation is ongoing, and more parents and coaches are believed to be involved.
Arrests in domestic terror probes outpace those inspired by Islamic extremists
Most people arrested as the result of FBI terrorism investigations are charged with non-terrorism offenses, and more domestic terror suspects were arrested last year than those allegedly inspired by international terror groups, according to internal FBI figures reviewed by The Washington Post.
As government officials and activists debate the best way to pursue violent extremists, the figures show how much of counterterrorism work goes undeclared and unnoticed. Thousands are investigated each year. Hundreds are charged with crimes. But the public and the media see only dozens.
The debate centers on whether federal law and law enforcement are too focused on Islamic terrorism and not paying enough attention to the rise in far right-wing extremism. In fact, according to the data, more domestic terrorist targets are being charged, and in both categories, law enforcement officials often leverage simpler crimes, such as violations of gun or drug laws, to prevent violence.
Teen Who Said She Was Stopped By Black Man Pretending To Be Cop Charged With Filing False Police Report
A 17-year-old in Southgate, Michigan is facing charges of filing a false police report after she apparently lied about being pulled over by a fake police officer, who she coincidentally described as a tall, Black man.
According to the News-Herald, 17-year-old Faith Gentry stood silent during an arraignment, refusing to plead either guilty or not guilty. As a matter of routine, the judge usually takes this sort of silence as a not guilty plea. Her bond was set at $25,000 and she’s scheduled for a pretrial hearing for March 8.
Last week, Gentry appeared on Fox2Detroit to tell her story after she says she was pulled over.
“I was coming down southbound down Fort and this ‘cop’ put his lights on and I pulled over,” she claimed.
Former Special Ed Teacher Accused of Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting Boy, Starting When He Was 11
A former Michigan special education teacher allegedly sexually assaulted a boy for about three years, beginning when the boy was 11.
PEOPLE learns from online records that the January arrest of Heather Winfield, 38, followed an investigation that began in 2016, soon after the teacher resigned from her position at Thunder Bay Junior High School in Alpena after district officials first learned of the allegations.
Winfield has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child younger than 13 and single counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct during the commission of a felony, third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child aged 13 to 15, second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child younger than 13, accosting a minor for immoral purposes, and using a computer to commit a crime.
Texas man allegedly slapped school bully who teased stepkid
A Texas man faces charges after he allegedly slapped his stepdaughter’s middle school bully in the face, officials said.
James Olander Peace, who is from Deer Park, is accused of hitting the 12-year-old because the boy teased his stepdaughter and threw ice cream at her, news station WTVD reported.
Peace’s wife, who didn’t want to be named, said her daughter asked to be picked up Feb. 14 because the boy was picking on her as she walked home.
She said the bully called her daughter “ugly” and told her she looked like a “transvestite."
Houston man, 31, is arrested on Valentine's Day accused of bestiality after 'approaching undercover female police officer and inviting her to have sex with him and his three DOGS'
A man in Houston has been arrested after he allegedly approached an undercover female police officer and offered her a romp with him and his three dogs.
Juan Pablo Tschen, 31, was arrested on Valentine's Day morning at his parent's home in Rice Village, Houston following a sting operation by the police department's Major Offenders Livestock and Animal Cruelty Unit.
Three dogs - a four-year-old German Shepard, a three-year-old Jack Russell-mix, and a two-year-old Australian Shepherd - were seized during a raid of the property.
Four suspects arrested in brutal attack on Texas gay couple
Four men were arrested Tuesday in connection with the brutal beating of a gay couple in downtown Austin last month. Police say an anonymous tip sent to their Crime Stoppers line helped them apprehend the suspects.
The four men allegedly beat Spencer Deehring, 23, and Tristan Perry, 22, after the couple left a gay club holding hands in downtown Austin in the early hours of Jan. 19. The suspects are accused of hurling anti-gay slurs at Deehring and Perry before attacking them. Perry suffered a broken nose after being punched in the face and kicked in the head, and Deehring was knocked unconscious. A bystander called 911, and both men were hospitalized after the attack.
MAN WANTED FOR 865 COUNTS RELATING TO CHILD RAPE ARRESTED IN FLORIDA AFTER ALMOST A MONTH ON THE RUN
After about a month on the run from the law, Garrick Bloom, who was wanted on 865 charges related to child rape, was apprehended in Florida.
Bloom, 47, was wanted in Clarion County, Pennsylvania. The dates of his alleged offenses ranged from 2007 to 2012, and the charges, as outlined in court documents included:
216 counts of rape of a child
216 counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child
216 counts of aggravated indecent assault of a child
120 counts of statutory sexual assault of a child 11 years or older
96 counts of statutory sexual assault
One count of endangering the welfare of children
Sex offender center guard accused of having sex with patient
Pedophile Doctor Preyed on Native Children for Years While the Feds Turned a Blind Eye
Extra's A.J. Calloway Suspended Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation
West Hollywood Mayor John Duran Accused of Sexual Harassment
Teen killers who allegedly shot musician to be charged as adults
A group of pistol-packing teens and a 12-year-old girl are facing murder charges after they allegedly robbed and shot to death a rising country music star in Nashville, police said.
The accused killers accosted 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets behind his home and opened fire when he refused to give them his car keys, they said.
The suspects were identified as Diamond Lewis, 15; Roniyah McKnight, 14; Decorrius Wright, 16; as well as the 12-year-old and a 13-year-old boy whose names were withheld because of their ages.
Prosecutors plan to charge them as adults, the Nashville Tennessean reported.
Police said the victim had been a random target.
“He’s an absolute, absolute innocent victim,” police spokesman Don Arron said. He added, “none of the five individuals [arrested] are a stranger to the system or this police department.”
3 charged with murdering Naperville man found in trash can
Broadway choreographer accused of groping teen
A 53-year-old Broadway choreographer and dance instructor is being accused of inappropriately touching a minor during dance lessons.
Police say David Marquez was arrested Wednesday on charges of forcible touching and sex abuse.
Accused Predator Bryan Singer Stripped of BAFTA Nomination
Florida city commissioner resigns following complaints she licked men's faces, groped them
Photographer who allegedly assaulted underage models called 'serial sexual predator' by FBI
Gay serial killer took grisly photos of his victims’ bodies after shaving their corpses
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR MASTURBATING IN PUBLIC, THEN ALLEGEDLY KEEPS AT IT IN THE BACK OF A COP CAR
One Texas woman may have been arrested for public masturbation, but she won't be found guilty of lacking persistence.
Dovie Nickels, 26, is accused of touching herself on the street-level patio of two Austin businesses Tuesday: first at a JW Marriott Austin hotel and then again at an establishment called Second Bar + Kitchen, according to the Austin Statesman. A witness, reportedly a hotel worker, called police after they allegedly spotted the woman “holding a silver object” against her crotch “with her legs straight up in the air, spread open” and “making moaning noises,” at the hotel, according to an arrest affidavit cited by the New York Post. The woman allegedly told that witness to get lost.
Nickels allegedly spent about eight minutes at the first location before moving on to the next.
Woman Live-Streams Alleged Sex Assault on Nightclub Dance Floor, Leading to Arrest of Suspect
A 34-year-old Georgia man was charged Tuesday with the alleged sexual assault of a woman on an Atlanta nightclub’s dance floor that was streamed by the alleged victim on Facebook Live.
Dominique Williams is being held without bond, charged with one count of aggravated sodomy, an Atlanta police spokeswoman confirms to PEOPLE.
It was unclear Thursday if he’d pleaded to the charge, and online records do not indicate if he has retained an attorney who could speak to the allegations against him.
An incident report obtained by PEOPLE indicates investigators were alerted to a possible sexual assault at the Opera nightclub in Atlanta on Jan. 20. Several individuals connected to the alleged victim on Facebook called 911 as the alleged assault was taking place.
Georgia Legislator, Arrested At Work, Says She Was ‘Singled Out As A Black Female Senator’
Georgia state Sen. Nikema Williams (D-Atlanta) was arrested along with more than a dozen other protesters at the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday afternoon at a demonstration asking the state to “count every vote” from last week’s gubernatorial election. Protesters shouted “Let her go!” as Williams was handcuffed while the General Assembly was in session.
Williams, a civil rights advocate who organized domestic workers for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, was charged with misdemeanor obstruction of justice and spent about six hours at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.
“There are countless Georgians who cast their ballots and still don’t feel like their voices are heard,” she said in a statement after being released. “I joined them down on the floor, and I was singled out as a Black female senator standing in the rotunda with constituents.”