Longtime beer robbers pay back $140 along with apology note

Dee Samad shows the apology note 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A couple complained that their beer was constantly being stolen over the past several years and they were unable to figure out who was behind the theft. Now, the thieves left a note of apology along with $140 to the couple whose beer has been systematically stolen.

Leo and Dee Samad of Kentucky, had their beer stolen from their garden in recent years.

Last week, they found a note in the garden, which read: "Attached is a sum of money that my friends and I owe to you and your family. We must pay for all the times we've stolen beer from the poolside fridge / bar in the last few years."

The letter also said that the thieves expect to meet the Samads face to face one day.
"I hope you accept my sincere apology for trespassing and feeling of entitlement to take what was not mine," the letter also said.
"The amount is a rough estimate, and I realize no amount will satisfy completely the anger you may have," the letter continued.

“It looks like some thieves still do have hearts. The thieves were obviously devastated after stealing the couple’s beer so they did the right thing, returned it, and even compensated the owners of the beer with cash. How nice,” Ramona Underwood, 41, of Sacramento, California told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the thieves apology letter.

Dee said she would hug the persons behind the theft and welcome them to their home because they were "man enough" to say sorry.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Israeli military releases video of its forces firing at Syrian troops

Israeli military firing at Syrian targets 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) The Israeli military has released a video showing its forces firing at Syrian targets after Syria fired at an Israeli military vehicle, according to video uploaded to the internet.

As we reported earlier, The Syrian government boasted that it destroyed an Israeli military vehicle in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, according to a statement released by the Syrian government.

Syria said Tuesday that it destroyed an Israeli vehicle that crossed the ceasefire line on the Golan Heights during the night, while the Israeli army said Syria shot at an Israeli patrol, damaging a vehicle. Israel also said that its troops fired back at Syrian soldiers.

Both armies seem to be referring to the same incident.
The Syrian civil war has sometimes reached the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, a strategic plateau which Israel captured in the 1967 war. Israel assumes that most incidents are accidental fire, but its forces have responded to some attacks.

Tuesday's incident, however, was the first time that the Syrian army has acknowledged firing at Israeli troops at the border, and it appeared to be an attempt by the regime of President Bashar Assad to retaliate after three Israeli air attacks near Damascus, earlier this year.

The strikes reportedly targeted Syrian arms shipments destined for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Those attacks marked a sharp escalation of Israel's participation in the Syrian civil war. The attacks also raised fears that the conflict could become a full-blown regional war.

“I believe that the Syrian president is smart enough to understand that the last thing his country needs is a full blown conflict with Israel. I hope the situation calms down soon,” Isaac Wolfe, 39, of Tel Aviv, Israel told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the latest Syrian attacks.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Los Angeles, California elects its first Jewish mayor

Eric Garcetti 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) The city of Los Angeles, California has elected its first Jewish mayor.

Eric Garcetti will be the next mayor of Los Angeles after receiving the majority of the votes in the latest election.
At 3:00 am Wednesday, with 100 percent of votes counted, Garcetti had received 54 percent of the vote.

His rival Wendy Greuel, who received 46 percent of the vote, called Garcetti shortly before 2:00 am, to concede.
Garcetti thanked voters via twitter shortly after 3:00 am.

Unofficial exit polls conducted by Loyola Marymount University predict a victory for Garcetti, of 54 percent to 46 percent. The survey was conducted by the Center for the Study of Los Angeles and asked 800 people in 25 different districts. The survey also includes the results of a telephone survey of people who voted by mail.

Greuel had initially promised to wait until every vote has been counted before reaching any conclusions about the race. However, Greuel gave a speech at election headquarters in downtown Los Angeles shortly before 11:00 pm Tuesday, in which she thanked the volunteers, staff and supporters.

“The City of Los Angeles is not an easy city to run. I wish Garcetti the best of luck. The Jewish community is happy to have a friend as the mayor,” Jack Harrison, 70, of Los Angeles, California told YourJewishNews.com after being asked to comment about Garcetti’s election victory.

Expenditures of the Garcetti and Greuel campaign exceeded $33 million, making it the most expensive campaign in Los Angeles history.

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Couple jailed for 20 years after wife brings niece to the U.S. to be her husband's sex slave

Inez Martinez Garcia, and Marcial Garcia Hernandez 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A young woman will finally get justice after her aunt forced her to be a sex slave to her uncle and his friends.

The husband and wife will be jailed for 20 years each after they pleaded guilty to felony charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and lewd acts on a child.

Inez Martinez Garcia, and Marcial Garcia Hernandez, of Oceanside, San Diego, California helped their niece, then 12-years-old, enter the U.S. illegally after promising her parents that they would take care of her and send her to school so she can get a good education.

Instead, the California couple used the girl as a sex slave, housekeeper, nanny and prostitute. They also sent her to work in a restaurant, and stole her wages. Garcia, 44, was sentenced Monday to 20-years in prison, and her husband, Hernandez, 45, was sentenced to 23-years behind bars.

The two were accused of forcing the girl to clean, cook, and take care of their three children. They also forced her to have sex with Hernandez and with other men for money. When the girl refused, she was beaten and forced to eat hot peppers, according to testimony during the trial.

The case is "a tragic reminder that trafficking exists and is increasing in San Diego County," Dist Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said after the judgment of the Superior Court of San Diego County.

“There must be something very wrong with this woman. How could a woman do something like this to her niece? And why would she provide an underage girl for her husband to cheat on her? It is sick,” Amber Gonzales, 39, of San Diego, California told YourJewishNews.com after the verdict.

Sadly, this is not the first case of an aunt using her niece as a sex slave, as we reported earlier, a woman is in court after being accused of bringing over her niece to the U.S. in order for her to be her husband’s sex slave, according to court proceedings.

The Queens, New York woman came face to face in court with her heartbroken sister, the mother of the alleged victim. Ana Lopez told jurors that she allowed her 15-year-old daughter go to New York illegally because she could not afford to raise her in El Salvador. Lopez said she let the girl stay with her sister, Angelica Mencias, with the promise of a better life.

"If I could have taken the legal route, I would have done it the right way," Lopez said through an interpreter. "But since Angelica gave this opportunity she could not pass it up."

The court appearance marked the first time Lopez from El Salvador was in the U.S., a trip she made in order to testify against her own sister. Prosecutors said that in August 2010, after Angelica, 57, paid a smuggler to help the girl enter the country, she watched her husband, Javier, 38, allegedly rape the girl in his Richmond Hill home after plying her beer and alcohol.

Months earlier, she had the asked the girl to be their surrogate. The girl refused, but came to New York anyway after a promise from the aunt of a good job and education.

Both Menciases face more than 25 years in prison if convicted of rape, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child charge. San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com
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Teen girl invents 20 second cellphone battery charger

Eesha Khare 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A girl has invented a new device that will charge a cellphone battery in just 20 seconds.

The 18-year-old Indian-American girl has invented a super capacitor device that will charge a cellphone battery in less than 20 seconds.

Eesha Khare of Saratoga, California, was awarded the Young Scientist Award from the Intel Foundation after developing a small device that fits inside mobile phone batteries that could allow it to charge within 20 seconds.

The so-called super capacitor, a device that can pack a lot of power into a small space, charges the phone battery quickly and holds its charge for a long time.

Khare has received $50,000 to develop the small device. She has also attracted the attention of technology giant Google for her potentially revolutionary invention.

According to the teen, her device can last 10,000 recharge cycles compared to 1000 recharge cycles of conventional rechargeable batteries.
"My mobile phone battery always dies," she said, when asked about what inspired her to work on energy storage technology.

Super capacitors allowed her to concentrate on her interest in Nanochemistry. "I really work at the nanoscale to make significant advances in many different fields," she said.

“Finally, a great product that we all wanted a long time ago. My phone battery always dies quickly, and soon I will be able to recharge it in just 20 seconds. Life cannot get better,” Lynn Graham, 19, of Glendale, Arizona told YourJewishNews.com after being asked to comment on the super fast recharging battery.

The gadget has so far only been tested in an LED light, but the good news is that it has a good chance of working successfully in other devices such as mobile phones.
Khare sees it fitting inside cellphones and other portable electronic devices in the world today.

"It is also flexible, so it can be used in screens, clothing and fabric. It has a large number of applications and advantages over traditional batteries in that regard," she added.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Israeli couple cover their faces while picking up their lottery winnings

Masked Israeli lottery winners 
By: Moses Gold

Millions of people buy lottery tickets everyday in hopes of striking it rich by winning the jackpot.

For some, their dreams do come true when they win the lottery. Sadly, many stories have emerged where people were robbed or even killed after winning the lottery in order to steal their winnings.

Some lottery winners have said that winning the lottery was the best thing that happened to them, while others said that winning big has ruined their lives and relationship, with friends and family, as people expect the winner to share a big portion of the winnings with them.

One Israeli couple who won the Israeli lottery decided to avoid the problem by not revealing their identity. The couple wore masks on their faces when they collected their windfall.

Like many people, the couple regularly bought lottery ticket and place the ticket in a box together with other bills. One day, the woman asked her husband to clean out the box. While doing so, he realized that he had a winning ticket. The lottery was worth $20 million.

“Close friends and family will recognize them even with the masks. I understand why they want to protect their identity, as they do not want random people knocking on their door, which makes sense. I wish them good luck on their winnings,” Batia Ben-Tzvi, 26, of Shilo, Israel told YourjewishNews.com after seeing the photo of the masked couple.

The couple made a decision to stay anonymous. The Israeli couple agreed to participate in the awards ceremony in front of television cameras and newspaper reporters, but used masks to cover their faces.

Wearing a disguise is legally used by Israeli lottery winners to keep their true identity a secret. One Israeli couple who won the lottery also used an electronic device to disguise their voices when answering questions from reporters.

When asked what they are going to spend the fortune on, the couple said they have not yet decided.

Teenager arrested after she blackmails man into being her sugar daddy

Selena Velasquez 
By: David Ross

A teenager was arrested after she tried to blackmail a man into giving her money every week or face jail for rape.

The teenager was trying to buy herself a sugar daddy by threatening to file rape charges if he refused to pay.

Selena Velasquez, 17, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been arrested after she had consensual sex with a 43-year-old man, and then threatened to file rape charges if he does not hand over $500 per week.

According to state police, Velasquez was at a Cinco de Mayo party in Pecos, where she met the 43-year-old man, and had consensual sex with him.

After the meeting, Velasquez told the man that she would report the encounter as rape if he did not pay her $500 every Friday for at least three consecutive weeks.

Investigators said that Velasquez made ​​matters worse by going over to the man’s job uninvited and was sending him threatening messages via text. She allegedly threatened to hurt him and his daughter.

“I am not justifying what the girl did, but come on, why would a young teenager agree to sleep with an older man if not for his money? A 47-year-old man has no business sleeping with a young girl in the first place. He should look for someone closer to his age,” Sharon Olson, 46, a mother of two teenagers in Pierre, South Dakota told YourJewishNews.com after hearing about the blackmail incident.

The man reported the blackmail to police. Investigators told the victim to call Velasquez and agree to her demands, while they monitored the call.

Velasquez agreed to meet the victim at a local Walmart, where he was to make the first $500 payment. When Valesquez accepted the envelope, officers swooped in and arrested her.

During questioning, Valesquez allegedly admitted to having consensual sex with the man. She was taken to jail soon after.

She was incarcerated in the Juvenile Detention Center of Santa Fe County and charged with felony extortion.

The man was not charged in the case, as the age of consent in New Mexico is 16-years-old.

Man gets the last laugh after judge rules former wife and lesbian lover cannot live together

A courtroom 
By: John Roberts

Lesbian lovers are not happy after a judge ruled they cannot legally cohabitate.

A woman left her husband of eleven years and moved another woman into her home.

Her former husband took the matter to court and a judge has ruled that the lesbian couple cannot live together. The Texas judge ruled that the lesbian couple cannot cohabitate because of a clause in the divorce agreement of the woman.

The clause, which prevents a divorced parent of having a romantic partner spend the night while the kids are at home, is common in divorce cases in Texas and other states. If the parent remarries, then they can get out from under the legal provision. But as of now, that's not an option for gay couples in Texas, where such marriages are not recognized.

Joshua and Carolyn Compton divorced in 2011. At a hearing, Collin County District Judge John Roach Jr. enforced the terms described in their 2011 divorce papers. The judge ordered Compton’s lesbian lover, Page Price, to move out of the home they shared with Compton’s two daughters. The girls are 10 and 13-years-old. The Judge gave Price 30 days to find another place to live.

The Comptons had been married for 11 years before their separation. Carolyn Compton initially filed for divorce in September 2010. Attorney Paul Key said his client, Joshua Compton, wanted the clause imposed for the benefit of their children. "The fact that they cannot be married in Texas is a legislative issue, it is not really our problem," Key said.

“Although many people see the ruling as unfair to the gay community, there was not much a judge was able do in this case. The woman signed her divorce agreement, agreeing to the terms, so she has to stick to it. The judge has to uphold the law and legal binding contracts which divorce agreements fall under,” Jacalyn Powell, 40, a gay rights activist in Huston, Texas told YourJewishNews.com after the judge’s ruling.

Price and Compton said in a statement that they believe that the clause is unconstitutional, but they will comply with the order "even though it has the potential to being harmful to the children."

They are considering the possibility of filing an appeal.

North Carolina police lieutenant charged with soliciting underage prostitute

Michael Alan Hayes 
By: Debbie Gross

A police officer was arrested after he paid an underage teenager for sex.

The Brunswick County police lieutenant allegedly paid $60 to a teenager for sex, according to the arrest warrant.

Michael Alan Hayes, 38, a lieutenant of the Northwest Police Department, surrendered to police on Wednesday morning and was charged with solicitation of a minor for sex and filing a false report. Hayes reportedly contacted a 17-year-old girl through Craigslist before they met for sex. Hayes, a veteran of eight years at the Northwest Police Department, submitted his resignation to Chief Copelan Taylor on Tuesday.

"I have some issues that I have to attend to in my personal life," Hayes wrote in his resignation.

“If an officer cannot uphold the law, then he has no business being an officer and hold others accountable for their faults,” Kathey Glenn, 29, of Raleigh, North Carolina told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the nature of the lieutenant’s arrest.

The false police report charge stems from false information Hayes gave a Brunswick County Sheriff's deputy when asked about damage from bullet strikes to his car. Hayes was robbed at gunpoint by the man who is accused of pimping out the underage girl he paid for sex.

Police said Kyle Wolfe, Sean Conley, and Matthew Vaczy tried to rob Hayes and shot at his vehicle as he fled. They are now charged with armed robbery.

Chief Taylor said the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation contacted him on Saturday to say that Hayes is under investigation. Taylor then placed Hayes on 30 days paid leave.

After the investigation was completed, Hayes was arrested and charged with solicitation of minor for prostitution. He was released from the Brunswick County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

Grown man gets stuck in McDonald's baby high chair before being freed by police

Man stuck in high chair at McDonald  
By: Ryan Lee Hall

Police were called to rescue a grown man who was stuck in a high chair at McDonald’s.

The man, in Cork, Ireland, was truly embarrassed after being unable to get out of the child seat in the fast food restaurant.

The man ended up being the attraction of many jokes after he was photographed in the high chair. The man has tried unsuccessfully to get himself out of the chair, before McDonald’s employees called police to rescue him. A witness who took the photo of the unusual incident, said the man had clearly had a few drinks before getting jammed in the seat.

“It is actually funny. I imagine that at first he was all fun and game as he climbed into the baby chair, but then he must have panicked when he realized he cannot get out. It is very funny that police help was needed in order to get him out,” Leo Martin, 23, of Canberra, Australia told YourJewishNews.com after seeing the photo.

He was finally released from his uncomfortable sitting position and freed without charges.

A McDonald's spokesperson said that McDonald's is aware of the incident in which an adult customer sat into one of their children's high chairs in their restaurant on Winthrop Street in Cork.

Man hides in supermarket before closing then eats for free all night

Trevor Runyon 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after he hid in a supermarket before closing then ate their all night.

The homeless man, Trevor Runyon, 30, of Louisville, Kentucky, was arrested after spending the night in the supermarket, and feasted like a king.

According to Officer Michael Huffman of the Mt. Washington police, when the ValuMarket manager opened the store in the morning, he found empty packages of stakes, shrimps, cake, and beer among other things. The manager checked the store’s surveillance video and saw Runyon coming into the store just before it closed on Sunday and hiding in the bathroom.

Then, when the lights went out, the video showed Runyon helped himself to food and drinks in the store. He ate six steaks, shrimp, a birthday cake, drank beer, and had 57 Reddi-Wip whipped cream cans. He also took cigarettes and smoked them.

“He could have gone to a church and eat free without facing criminal charges. The church helps many homeless people. On the other hand, the church does not hand out beer, cigarettes and whip cream, they do provide a decent meal though,” John Patterson, 31, of Louisville, Kentucky told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the incident.

According to reports, Runyon allegedly couldn't make it to the bathroom in time and pooped himself. The video showed him grabbing a supermarket employee’s clothing as he went to the bathroom to change. Runyon then climbed into the ceiling and went to sleep. The next morning, firefighters were called to take him down safely.

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Elderly man dies after 25 hospitals refuse to treat him

Ambulance in Japan illustration 
By: David Ross

An elderly man died after numerous hospitals just refused to treat him, according to a statement released by police in Japan.

The 75-year-old man of Saitama Prefecture, Japan, has died after being refused treatment as much as 36 times at 25 different hospitals of the city.

It all began when the retired man of Kuki City, Saitama called an ambulance, stating that he was experiencing chest pains. Although the ambulance arrived quickly and the man was loaded into the truck, the patient was then taken to various hospitals in and outside the city in search of one that would take him in. About three hours after being picked up, the man was declared dead in a hospital in neighboring Ibaraki Prefecture.

The man was refused treatment in a total of 25 hospitals, with reasons such as "lack of available medical equipment" and "lack of beds" being given, stressing that the authorities are struggling to keep hospitals adequately staffed during holidays and weekends.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Fire and the Disaster Management Agency, more than 17,000 cases of emergency patients refused treatment in three or more hospitals were recorded in 2011.

“This was an outrageous incident. I am sure that a hospital can provide emergency care when a person is on the verge of death. The police need to crack down on these hospitals in order to make sure such an incident does not repeat itself,” Lorraine Madison, 29, of Mesa, Arizona told YourJewishNews.com after being asked to comment about the hospitals refusing treatment.

A representative of Kuki City is quoted as admitting that being denied medical care more than 36 times was excessive.

Drinking challenge turns deadly after man's bladder explodes

Guys and girls drinking at a club illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man was rushed to a hospital in serious condition after his bladder exploded during a drinking challenge between friends, according to a statement released by hospital officials in China.

A friendly bet turned tragic for one group of friends during a night out in the club.
The group of friends, who did not see each other for a while, decided to meet up for some drinking at the local bar. Once there, they started drinking one beer after the other.

At some point during the night the group decided to do a pee holding challenge.
It is not clear what was at stake in this particular challenge, but it must have been enormous as one man began to experience severe abdominal pain as a result of his refusal to go the the bathroom. However, despite the pain he continued with the challenge.

Later, it came to the point that the man's pain was so intense that he could not straighten his body, that is when his friends took him to the nearest hospital.

According to the hospital, as a result of holding his urine, the man’s bladder exploded, causing urine to leak into his abdominal cavity. This injury can be life threatening if not treated.

“Well, just another silly game between men that nearly cost a man’s life. I think the club needs to take responsibility for this as well, as they were certainly aware what was going on and decided to do nothing,” Danielle Kelly, 43, of Tempe, Arizona told YourJewishNews.com after being asked to comment about the man’s exploding bladder.

The man underwent surgery to repair his torn bladder. He also underwent surgery to clean his cavity of urine. He is expected to survive, according to hospital officials.

Boy cuts off his penis because he had too many unwanted erections

Teen under surgery illustration 
By: Eva Fett

A boy cut off his own penis because he was experiencing too many unwanted erections, according to a statement released by hospital officials in China.

Around 10:00 am Saturday, the 17-year-old boy of Quanzhou, in southeast China was lying on his bed and removed his penis with a kitchen knife.

Hearing their child scream, his parents ran to his room, but were barely able to stand when they saw the terrible and bloody scene.

The parents quickly borrowed their neighbor’s car and rushed their child to a nearby hospital, where doctors worked to stop the bleeding. The boy was initially listed in serious condition. Due to the nature of the injury, the child was transported to another hospital where he underwent a complex surgery to further suppress bleeding and reconnect the cut organ.

The boy later told doctors at the hospital that he took the drastic measure after feeling ashamed when he experienced frequent and unwanted erections.

“Taking a knife to the private part is not something that most people ever dream of doing, which leads us to believe that the young man was experiencing some other form of mental suffering or in need of professional help,” a doctor at the hospital said.
The teenager has since dropped out of school and is spending his days confined to his family home, with little to do.

"He is a very bright guy, and often helps around the house quietly, but has difficulty socializing," the child's mother said. "We do not even have a computer at home, so we have little to keep him busy," the mother added.

“Talk about taking drastic measures. I think that schools need to educate children of age that having erections is pretty normal and there is no need to cut off the private part,” Grace Ward, 34, of Tucson, Arizona told YourJewishNews.com after being asked for comment on the boy who cut off his own penis.

Fortunately for the child, the reconstructive surgery has been a success, with doctors having confidence that, over time, the child will be able to lead a normal and sexually active life.

Elderly couple commits suicide after fight with daughter-in-law over splashing water from bathtub

Sad woman illustration 
By: Moses Gold

A couple committed suicide after having a fight with their daughter-in-law over splashing water from the bathtub, according to a statement released by police in Malaysia.

The elderly couple committed suicide because their daughter-in-law filed a police complaint against them after a fight in Thiruvallur, Chennai.

Police said Nakshatiram, 65, and Jothi, 60, were living with their son Adhisayam, 43, daughter-in-law Chitra, 40, and their granddaughter Mayanthi, 13, at the time the incident happened.

Police said that Mayanthi took a bath and had splashed some water on her grandmother, by mistake. After the incident, the grandmother yelled at her granddaughter and daughter-in-law.

The daughter-in-law became angry with her grandmother for punishing the child, so she started a fight. Her father-in-law intervened and tried to calm down the women.

Chitra, not wanting to let go of the matter, called the police, saying that her father-in-law had tried to rape her.
Police came to the house and investigated the matter.

The next morning, Adhisayam went to wake up his parents, but was surprised to discover that they were unconscious.
The elderly couple was rushed to Thiruvallur hospital where they were pronounced dead. An investigation revealed that the couple had consumed poison.

“This is a very sad story. People think that filing a false police report is a joke, but this time it proved to be deadly. Also, the son and daughter-in-law will have to live with the guilt for the rest of their lives,” Michelle Cooper, 31, of Scottsdale, Arizona told YourJewishNews.com after being asked to comment on the suicide incident.

After the incident, the neighbors gathered and demanded that Adhisayam and Chitra leave the neighborhood as they had caused the death of the elderly couple, following the false police report.

Father jailed after beating his daughter, 16, with hot iron rod after complaining to her uncle

Sad little girl illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

A man was arrested and charged with child abuse related charges after beating his daughter with a hot iron rod after she complained to her uncle, according to a statement released by police in Malaysia.

After a year of being severely abused and brutally beaten by her father, the 16-year-old girl has filed a police report after running away from home.

She decided to flee after her father burned her face with a hot spatula while both her hands and legs were beaten with a hot iron bar in his house in Taman Sri Segambut.

The victim managed to escape through a window despite the fact that her father, 46, had locked her in a room after she told her uncle that she was being abused.
According to a police investigation, the suspect had repeatedly abused her daughter.

"The teen also said the abuse worsened when she spoke about her ordeal to her uncle. The victim was asleep when her father came to take away her phone. He took away her phone and pressed a hot spatula on her face which burned her left cheek. She was not only beaten on both legs, but her whole body was seriously injured," the police statement said.

Police said that the victim was living with her father after her mother's death, a year ago.
The victim was immediately taken to a hospital for treatment. After she was released she went to live with her grandmother.

“The father is an animal. He should never be allowed to see his child ever again. I am happy that the girl finally had the courage to escape her abusive father despite the fact that her mother died. Some girls choose to live with the abuse, unfortunately,” Laura Reed, 25, of Phoenix, Arizona told YourJewishNews.com when asked for comment about the abusive father.

If convicted of the abuse the father faces a maximum of 25 years in jail, police said.

5 men, boyfriend, gang rape teen girl for several hours

Anti rape protest 
By: John Roberts

6 men were arrested and charged with rape related charges after they gang raped a teen girl for several hours in a basement, according to a statement released by police in Malaysia.

A high school student was allegedly raped by six men, including her boyfriend in Kampung Akil, Kota Baru.

According to the initial police investigation, it is believed that before the incident took place, the victim had left home at 1:00 am on Friday to follow her boyfriend into the house of his friend's grandfather.
It is believed that the victim had been raped repeatedly by the suspects, police spokesperson Azham Othman said.

"Based on the initial investigation and confirmation of physicians, there were signs of tear in the teen girl’s private parts indicating that she was raped,” the police spokesperson also said.

"After receiving the police complaint, we immediately arrested the suspects, who are all aged between 17 and 18, in their homes," Othman said.

Othman said all the suspects were former students who were in the same class with the victim.
“It makes me sad to hear about a teen girl being raped by her classmates. Hopefully, the students will be severely punished,” Coleen Wright, 29, of Bellevue, Nebraska told YourJewishNews.com when asked to comment about the gang rape of the student.

Police seize one million liters of alcohol buried under cement

Women drinking alcohol illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

Police seized hundreds of thousand of gallons in illegal alcohol found buried under cement, according to a statement released by police in the Czech Republic.

Czech Police found a million liters of alcohol hidden in underground tanks, in one of the largest seizures of untaxed alcohol in history.

Police have been chasing an extended network of untaxed alcohol manufacturers and distributors after poisonous methyl alcohol killed 45 people and forced the government to ban all sales of alcoholic beverages for several weeks, late last year.

A spokesperson for the police said that officers found the illegal alcohol in several industrial locations in the mining center of Ostrava, Czech Republic in the east near the border of Poland and Slovakia, and in a place near the border of northern Germany.

"We found the alcohol in plants, in some places buried under a layer of two meters of concrete and rubble," police said in a statement.

Video footage showed officers and firefighters using an excavator, a pneumatic drill and steel cutters to reveal storage sites.
Tax evasion by the sale of the alcohol would amount to $15.45 million, police said.

The Czech Republic is one of the countries with the highest alcohol consumption in Europe and is the world leader in per capita beer consumption of about 140 liters per year. Hard alcohol flavors from ethanol is widely available in bars, shops and market stalls, and popular especially among the poorest of Czechs.

“The problem with untaxed alcohol is deeper than just the tax evasion. Since there is no oversight on the production, the products are sometimes poisonous, as we saw late last year. Hopefully, the big loss of 1 million liters will stop people from producing the illegal alcohol drinks,” Arlene, Adams, 24, of Kearney, Nebraska told YourJewishNews.com when asked to comment on the one million liter alcohol seizure.

Police said they have not charged anyone in connection with the case yet. Last year, dozens of people were charged after police traced poisonous alcohol to illegal alcohol producers.