Florida man arrested after killing puppy, cooking it for its meat

Thomas Elliot Huggins 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty related charges after he chopped up his puppy and cooked it for its meat, according to police reports in Florida.

Police said that the man strangled the family dog, cut it into pieces and cooked its ribs in his kitchen.
Thomas Elliot Huggins, 25, was arrested Thursday after a family member called police.

"When officers arrived, they found the dog ribs cooked in a pot on the stove," Tampa police said. "The dog's head was in the trash," the police added.

Huggins had strangled his 6-month-old puppy, chopped it into quarters, and stored it in the freezer for future meals, officials said.

He was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty. Animal control officers took the remains of the puppy.

While the man is certainly guilty of a crime in Florida, not all cultures agree. Human consumption of dog meat has been recorded in many parts of the world, including ancient China, ancient Mexico, and ancient Rome. Dog meat is consumed in a variety of countries such as Switzerland, China, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan. Dog meat has also been used as survival food in times of war and other difficulties.

Today, some cultures see the consumption of dog meat to be a part of their traditional cuisine, while others consider consumption of dog to be inappropriate or offensive for social and religious reasons. With cultural globalization, international criticism, particularly from international animal organizations such as the World Society for the Protection of Animals, has been increasingly directed against dog meat consumption and the torture of dogs, which are caged and cultivated for its meat.

In response to criticism, proponents of dog meat have argued that the distinctions between livestock and pets is subjective, and there is no difference with the consumption of meat from different animals. Eating dog is prohibited under both Jewish dietary laws and Islamic dietary laws.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Florida women accused of drugging men, stealing their valuables

The four suspects 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) Police have warned men to be on the lookout as a group of women are picking up men at bars, drugging them, and stealing their valuables, according to police reports in Florida.

The South Florida authorities are asking the public's help to find the group of women who are responsible for drugging men they pick up in high-end bars and then flee with tens of thousands of dollars in cash, jewelry, guns and other valuables.
The Sheriff's Office of Broward County published photographs of the four suspects, all in their 20s, and have managed to obtain arrest warrants against them.

Investigators suspect there may be more women involved in the ring.
"The sexy women are going to bars to execute their scam, and unfortunately, it works over and over again," Dani Moschella, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office, said.

Their scam works like this: She goes to an exclusive bar, flirts with a man of middle age or older wearing expensive jewelry, returns home, slips a drug into his drink, steals and leaves before he wakes up.
This is what Subhanna Beyah, 25, Johnnina Miller, 25, Keshia Clark, 27 and Ryan Elkins, 23, allegedly have been doing for the last few months in upscale bars in South Florida.

Hours after authorities released the images of the suspects to the media on Thursday, Keshia Clark turned herself in to the Miami-Dade Police, the Sheriff's Office of Broward County, said.
Researchers have identified four of the victims, Moschella said, adding that they believe that other victims "will not come forward because they are ashamed."

The women, who allegedly used false names, are each being charged with one count of grand theft. The Broward County authorities are eager to get these women jailed. The sheriff's office has teamed up with Crime Stoppers to offer a reward of $1,000 for anonymous tips leading to an arrest.

"We really want to take these women off the street because they are drugging their victims," Moschella said. "We do not know how long it will be before they end up killing someone," she added.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Bible signed by scientist Albert Einstein sells for $68,000

The Einstein sign Bible 
By: Eva Fett

A Bible signed by world-famous scientist Albert Einstein sold for a whopping $68,000 at auction in New York, according to a statement released by Bonhams auctions house.

The Bible was part of a fine collection of books and manuscripts sold at Bonhams auction on Tuesday. The Jewish German-born physicist and his wife signed the Bible in 1932 and gifted it to U.S. friend named Harriet Hamilton.

The auction house said Einstein wrote in German an inscription, which said that “the Bible is a great source of wisdom and comfort and should be read frequently."

The final price of the Bible was much higher than its pre-sale estimate of between $1,500 and $2,500. The final price included the commission for the auction house.

The auction house has not said who bought the Bible.
Einstein formulated the theory of relativity and won the Nobel Prize in Physics. He died in 1955.

New York Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire seeking to buy Israel’s Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team

Amar’e Stoudemire 
By: Moses Gold

A popular New York Knicks star announced that he is planning to buy an Israeli basketball team, according to a statement published on his Twitter account.

New York Knicks team player Amar’e Stoudemire said in a Twitter message that he is part of a group bidding to buy the Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team.

"Excited to join the team that is giving back to the city of Jerusalem, offering the Hapoel basketball team a fresh start," Stoudemire said in a Twitter message yesterday.

Ori Allon, co-founder of the New York-based real estate company Urban Compass, also forwarded a message on Twitter, which was sent by Stoudemire.

"Proud to partner with @Amareisreal and others in building a bright future for the Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team," Allon’s post said.

Stoudemire has been vocal in expressing his Jewish roots since visiting Israel in 2010.
Hapoel Jerusalem plays in the Israeli Basketball Super League, and was swept in a best of five playoff semifinals this month.

Stoudemire will return to Israel next month, serving as an assistant coach on Team Canada at the Maccabiah Games.
Hapoel Jerusalem team players include former U.S. Ronald Steele of Alabama players Courtney Fells of North Carolina.

Children’s Place announces plans to open branches across Israel

The Children's Place store location 
By: Debbie Gross

The popular U.S. children's clothing retailer “The Children’s Place” announced that it plans to open branch locations across Israel.

“The Children’s Place”, a one-stop shop for children's clothing, is adding Israel locations to the list that includes about 1,100 stores worldwide.

The Israeli “Fox” clothing retailer signed a franchise agreement with the company in New Jersey, last week, despite the fact that it will be competing against itself as “Fox” stores also sell children's clothing.

Fox CEO Harel Weisel said he prefered that “The Children’s Place” should compete inside his own stores rather than in someone else’s stores.

The Children's Place was incorporated in 1969 and employs approximately 6,000 people. The Children’s Place website already offers a comfortable shopping experience for Israeli consumers, and it even offers free shipping to Israel on orders above $100, or 360 shekels.

Man charged after plowing car into group of 1,000 Jews dedicating Torah scroll in London

Torah dedication ceremony illustration 
By: John Roberts

A man was arrested and charged with racially aggravated public order offenses after slamming his car into a group of one thousand Jews, who were celebrating a Torah scroll dedication in the street of London, according to police reports in the United Kingdom.

As we reported earlier, the Jewish community in London was left terrified after a man slammed his car into a group of Jews celebrating a Torah scroll dedication in the streets of London, according to police reports in the United Kingdom.

The man, also engaged in an anti-Semitic rant during the attack. “I will not let the Jews own my neighborhood,” the man screamed, according to eyewitnesses at the scene.

The incident occurred Sunday in the Stamford Hill neighborhood of London outside the Vizhnitz synagogue.
When the celebrating group reached Stamford Avenue, they heard loud screeches and saw a speeding car. The car then slammed into the crowd.

Moshe Birnbaum, who lives in the neighborhood and was at the scene, said: "There were hundreds of people, men, women and children, dancing in the street. Suddenly, I heard a car honking followed by screaming. I turned around, and I saw a car driven by a young man slam into the crowd. Everyone started fleeing in fear. Several participants tried to stop the man, but he almost ran them over.” “You Jews will not take over our neighborhood," the man yelled. The suspect fled from the scene.

It took a little while until police arrived since the surrounding area was closed due to the event.
Police collected evidence and began searching for the suspect. Later, police caught the suspect, who confessed, and claimed that the Jews are taking over the neighborhood.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "We were called at 6:10 pm in relation to reports of a collision of a car with a bicycle. The driver of the car was also accused of harassing Jewish community members, who were participating in a grand procession in the area.

A man, 24-years-old, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offenses. He has been bailed to return to a police station in north London next month. The police investigations continue."

Israelis announce boycott of McDonald’s after refusing to open branch in Ariel

McDonald's Israel location 
By: Shifra Unger

A group of Israelis announced the launch of a boycott against McDonald’s Israel Corporation after its refusal to open a branch location inside the Israeli settlement of Ariel located in the Israeli controlled West Bank.

The large fast food chain has 180 store locations in Israel. Residents of Ariel petitioned the company to open a branch inside a new shopping center under construction.

The decision not to open a store in the West Bank is due to a longstanding policy that McDonald’s maintains, despite recent criticism of West Bank settler organizations.

The policy calls for McDonald's to not operate across the green line, or Israel’s pre 1967 borders, according to Dr. Omri Padan, who is the owner of McDonald’s Israel. Dr. Omri Padan is also a founding member of Peace Now, an anti-settlement organization.

West Bank settlers have not taken the news lightly. Yigal Delmonti of the Yesha Council said: "McDonald's has evolved from a business into an organization with an anti-Israeli political agenda.” Delmonti has called on all Israeli citizens to stop shopping at McDonald’s. Ariel's mayor, Eliyahu Shaviro, made similar statements. "The decision by McDonald's not to open a branch in the Ariel mall is an unfortunate decision that discriminates against residents of the city," Eliyahu Shaviro said.

When news about the situation broke, Knesset members Ayelet Sheket and Zvulan Kalfa, both members of the Jewish Home Party, said they would boycott the company. In addition, Burger Ranch, McDonald's main competitor in Israel, announced it would open a branch at the Ariel mall "for the glory of the state of Israel."

Yariv Oppenheimer, a Peace Now member, explained that McDonald’s holds the right to choose whether to operate in the West Bank. "In all democratic countries, any person or company has the right to choose not to go against their own values​​, ideology or morality. The decision of McDonald's reflects this and we support it," he said.

Palestinian Authority officials refuse to talk with Jewish or Israeli journalists

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas 
By: Eva Fett

There seems to be an unofficial policy in the Palestinian Authority, that officials should not talk to Israeli or Jewish journalists, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency.

Palestinian Authority officials have adopted the questionable norm of refusing to meet with Israeli or Jewish journalists, according to veteran journalist Khaled Abu Toameh, in a recent article published by Gatestone Institute.

According to Toameh, Palestinian journalists who try to arrange meetings or interviews with Palestinian Authority representatives for Western colleagues frequently verify that there will be no Jews or Israelis present at the meetings before giving the go ahead.

Just last week, Toameh reports, a journalist who requested a meeting between Western journalists and a top Palestinian Authority official was told "to make sure there were no Jews or Israelis" among the visitors. The official's aide went on to explain: "We are sorry, but we do not meet with Jews or Israelis."

Another Palestinian journalist who tried to arrange an interview with a Palestinian Authority official for a European colleague was turned down "because the man's name indicates he is a Jew. In yet another recent incident, a Palestinian Authority ministry instructed its guards to "prevent Jewish reporters" from attending an event in Ramallah.

It is not clear at this stage if the Palestinian Authority leadership is behind the boycott of Jews and Israelis who seek to meet with its representatives, according to Toameh. What is clear is that Palestinian Authority officials do not hesitate to state in public that they do not want to meet with any Jew or Israeli. The only people with whom they want to meet are those who support the Palestinians and do not ask difficult questions.

The Palestinian Authority earlier this year has imposed severe restrictions on the work of non-Palestinian journalists in the territories under its control. Now, any journalist who wants to visit a Palestinian city or meet with a top Palestinian official needs to get permission in advance from the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Information. Even the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate has come out in support of these draconian restrictions.

Israeli journalists covering Palestinian affairs, however, continue to defy the ban by visiting Ramallah and other Palestinian cities, putting their lives at risk, according to Toameh.

In a rare opportunity, Tazpit's journalists managed to attend an interview with Mahmoud Al-Habbash, PA Minister of Religious Affairs in Ramallah in mid-April, as part of a 'One Voice' delegation. an organization that promotes a two-state solution.

Man stranded in flooded street demands piggy back ride from firefighters

Man being carried by firefighters 
By: Sarah Weiss

A man has angered many people after he demanded to be carried to safety during a rescue mission.

A bus driver was dubbed a coward after he insisted on being carried, piggy back style.

After a heavy rain, firefighters were called to help people get across the thigh high water in southern China. One man, demanded that firefighters carry him on their shoulder because he did not want to get his feet wet. Wu Feng, a bus driver, refused to get out of his bus to walk to safety after a downpour of rain caused a flood in the streets of Zigong, Sichuan Province, in China.

Feng was one of seven being rescued by the hero firefighter, 23-year-old Zhang Liying. While the other adults walked in the water with Liying’s help, the bus driver was the only one who insisted on being carried through the water.

Photos emerged of the firefighter carrying Feng on his shoulder causing outrage not only in his town, but through social media sites where the photo was posted. Many people in China have called the man lazy and a coward.

“I was disgusted when I saw the photo. If you look at the photo closely, you can see that the man, who demanded to be carried by the firefighter, appears to be bigger and stronger than the firefighter who carried him,” Leonor Salas, 40, of Columbus, Ohio told YourJewishNews.com.

Transportation officials have suspended the bus driver from his job pending an investigation.

Thief steals inexpensive shed while leaving its expensive contents behind

Nick Thomas sits where his shed used to be 
By: Debbi Gross

A thief entered a man’s property and stole his shed, but did not take any of the items that were in the shed.

Nick Thomas, 51, was surprised when he realized that a thief had stolen his wooden shed during the night.

The shed is worth only about $60. The most interesting thing about the theft was that the thief left all the spades, forks and other garden equipment behind. Thomas, who is a self-employed gardener in Gloucestershire, England, said he cannot understand why anyone would want to steal an old shed.

Thomas said he was very surprised that someone would go through the hassle of stealing an old shed and then leave its contents behind. “How much money can he get if he tries to sell the used shed, which can be bought for about $60 brand new?” Thomas said.

According to Thomas, his shed did not have too many valuable stuff. There were no electronic tools in there just simple things used for basic gardening such as shovels and forks, he said. “I had no power tools or anything expensive in there, maybe that's why the thief did not bother to haul it all away,” he said.

After he failed to find the owner’s expensive gardening tools in the shed, the angry thief poured a chemical over the gardener’s vegetables, which ruined all the vegetables. “I had been growing cabbage, broccoli, sprouts and other plants, but they are now all ruined,” Thomas said.

Couple falls out window to their deaths after having sex while leaning on window

Apartment building illustration  
By: John Roberts

A couple was found dead on the sidewalk with no clothes, while the window to their apartment was shattered.

Investigators are trying to determine exactly what happened before the tragic accident were the couple fell out of their window.

It is believed that the pair have fallen to their death while they were having sex leaning against a window, which gave way and broke, causing them to fall out of the window and onto to the ground. The accident occurred in Wuhan, China.

Witnesses said the couple held on to each other tightly as they both fell to the ground where they were pronounced dead. Photos emerged in China showing police covering the bodies with sheets. The bodies were photographed near a bicycle that was lying on the ground, but there were no reports of anyone injured on the ground in the incident.

Reports indicate that the windows of the apartment were of poor quality, which may have been the reason it gave way when the couple leaned on the glass during a passionate moment.

In another incident, a married man took his girlfriend on a weekend vacation where they both died. The two drowned in a luxury hotel indoor swimming pool. They spent time at the hotel while they were having an affair.

Komba Kpakiwa , 31, who was married with children, had taken Josephine Foday, 22, a single woman and a nursing student, on a weekend holiday to celebrate his birthday. On Saturday, Kpakiwa and Foday were found floating face down in the pool at the four star Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hatfield Heath, Essex.

A hotel guest saw the pair floating in the 30 foot indoor pool, but presumed they were fooling around, before he went to the sauna. When the guest returned from the sauna, he saw the pair floating face down so he called for help. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are not treating the death as suspicious and post-mortem examinations found they had drowned.

Foday's grandmother, Theresa Farma, 61, said Kpakiwa had surprised her granddaughter with a vacation to celebrate his birthday.
Farma said her granddaughter met the man at the corner store where he worked as a supervisor. "They were supposed to return on Sunday, but instead the police arrived. Everybody is upset and distraught. I cannot believe she's gone," the grandmother said.

“I cannot imagine the pain of the wife when she found out her husband died at a luxury hotel with a mistress in his arms. She lost her husband and at the same time she learned that he has been cheating on her, how devastating,” Julie Baker, 27, of London, England told YourJewishNews.com after learning about this unfortunate incident.

Foday was a second year nursing student at Canterbury Christ Church University. Kpakiwa and his wife had been married for four years, have two children, a 7-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter.

Gay man adopts his lover in order to save on taxes

John Francis 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A gay couple came up with a solution to have equal rights when it comes to inheritance tax.

Gay people have fought for equal rights, but so far, in many states, they have not been successful.

One gay couple in Pennsylvania, where marriage is recognized only as a union between a man and a woman, came up with a clever solution to have equal rights and save a lot of money. One of the men has adopted his partner as his son in order to circumvent the state law restricting spousal benefits to a man and a woman.

John Francis, 65, adopted his older partner 73-year-old Gregory, as his son. The move came as the two, who have been together for 45 years, began to worry about what might happen when one of them dies. The Supreme Court recently overturned the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

Pennsylvania and more than 30 other states, recognize marriage as the it was always defined, as between man and woman. In the inheritance tax law of Pennsylvania there is a zero percent tax on transferring funds to a surviving spouse. There is a tax of 4.5 percent on transfers to lineal descendants and heirs, but a tax of 15 percent of transfers to other heirs.

Since Pennsylvania does not legally recognize same-sex couples, John and Greg previously fell under the 15 percent tax bracket, however, by adopting his partner as his son, they will only have to pay the 4.5 percent tax.

Disabled car thief, 64, caught red-handed after having difficulty putting walker in stolen vehicle

Elderly man with walker illustration 
By: Eva Fett

An armed disabled man was arrested after stealing a car from a 22-year-old woman, according to police reports in Australia.

Police said that they were able to catch the elderly thief at the crime scene.

Due to his condition, the elderly man was unable to walk fast and he was too slow in putting his walker into the stolen car. The man allegedly robbed the young woman’s car at knifepoint and then placed his walker into the back seat of the car, but he could not flee the scene fast enough before police arrived.

The man, 64, was still in the mall parking lot in Belmont, Australia, trying to place several bags and his walker into the woman's car when he was arrested around 2:30 pm on Saturday. Police alleged that the man of Queensland, Australia, had bought the knife he used in the attack and other items at the Kmart shopping center.

Then, the man approached the 22-year-old as she prepared to leave the parking lot. Detective Paul Mitchell said the man approached the car and attempted to speak to the woman. When the victim rolled down her window, the 64-year-old man put the knife to her throat and demanding that she step out of the car.

The victim quickly complied and then called police. When they arrived, they were able to stop the man, who was still putting his walker into the stolen car. The elderly disabled man was charged with armed robbery. The victim was shaken, but her car and her belongings were recovered undamaged.

First U.S. horse meat plant approved in New Mexico

Horses illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) International consumers looking to purchase fresh U.S. produced horse meat will now be able to purchase the meat after the government approved the first U.S. horse meat plant in New Mexico, according to a statement released by the U.S. Agriculture Department.

The horse meat plant in New Mexico received federal approval Friday to slaughter horses for meat, a move which drew immediate opposition from animal rights groups and is opposed by President Obama.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it was required by law to issue a "grant of inspection" for Valley Meat Company of Roswell, New Mexico, after it met all federal requirements. Now, the USDA is required to assign meat inspectors to the plant.

The USDA also said that soon, it may give similar grants to Missouri and Iowa plants.
Horse meat cannot be sold as food in the United States, but can be exported.

Valley Meat Company would be the first horse meat plant to be allowed to slaughter horses since Congress effectively banned the practice in 2006.

It is not known when the plant will begin production, but two bills currently in Congress want to ban horse slaughter, and President Obama has asked Congress to ban the practice.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Families angry after airlines dump feces on their property

The feces covered cars 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Several families are expressing their anger publicly after airlines decided to drop their feces onto their properties.

Two families with properties in Ontario, Canada, said that they are convinced that feces from passing airplanes fell on their properties, but aviation authorities denied the allegations.

The Sullivan family of Mississauga said their lawn and three cars were splattered with what appeared to be feces dropped from a plane on Wednesday.

"It covered the top of my mother's car, dripping down the side, sprinkled on my car and my father’s car," Lindsay Sullivan said.
"It smelled very bad," George Sullivan said. "It smelled like feces," he added.

The family said they are convinced that the smelly substance was dumped from a plane on their way to or from Toronto Pearson Airport.

"There's no way a bird could have done this, unless it was a pterodactyl," he said. "It came from an airplane," he added.
A similar incident took place in the backyard of another family in Mississauga last week. Both families said they blame the airlines for the incidents.

However, Transport Canada said the analysis of samples of the first incident showed that the "falling debris on Mississauga residents last week did not come off a plane. Consequently, the investigation has been closed."
Authorities are still analyzing samples from the Wednesday incident.

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Man arrested after posting naked photos of his co-worker on grandmother’s car

Samuel Otero 
By: Sarah Weiss

A man was arrested and charged with stalking related charges after he was caught posting naked photos of his co-worker on his co-worker’s car, according to police reports in Florida.

Police said that the man, whose nude photos were left on his car, the car belonging to his grandmother and even sent his girlfriend, said that his former roommate did it.

Now, the former roommate, Samuel Otero, faces charges of stalking.
According to Lake County deputies, the victim said he let Otero, 37, take nude photos and videos of him in exchange for living rent free.

The victim, who moved out of the apartment last August, told investigators that Otero had been texting him ever since.
Deputies said Otero threatened to shoot the victim if they could not be together.
Otero was arrested Tuesday and later released from the Lake County Jail on $5,500 bond.

Texas boy, 13, faces death penalty after killing boy, 5, with bowling ball

Sida Osman 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A boy was arrested and charged with capital murder related charges after killing a 5-year-old boy with a bowling ball, according to court proceedings in Texas.

Police said that the 13-year-old Fort Worth boy confessed to killing his 5-year-old neighbor by hitting him twice in the head with the bowling ball, according to the allegations detailed during a detention hearing.

The teenager made the statement on the death of Sida Osman after people found him crying near the dead boy, according to a summary of the case against the teenager read by a government worker during the hearing.
Judge Kim Brown remanded the teen to custody.

The suspect, who is not being identified because he is a minor, was seen wearing handcuffs chained to a belt around the waist during the hearing. The child showed little emotion as he stood before the judge.

In a sworn court statement, police said the teen and Sida entered the fenced yard of a vacant house in the 4800 block of Lois Street, where the teenager became angry with Sida "and hit him several times in the head, causing his death."
Sida's body was found Wednesday, about 18 hours after he was last seen riding his bike.

Relatives of the 5-year-old, did not attend, as they were preparing for the funeral.
The Somali community members gathered at the Webber Gardens Apartments on Friday morning to offer condolences. They came from Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas to offer help as the family prepared to bury their child.

Omar Ahmed, who helps his fellow Somali Bantu group through Africa Community Services, said that Sida will receive a traditional Muslim funeral. He will be buried in Joshua.

The suspect had been in and out of juvenile detention and was on probation at the time of the murder, according to Rick Stokes, a friend of the family.

The teenager was arrested Thursday on a warrant for capital murder. Murders of children under 6 years constitute capital murder in Texas.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Father gets 40 years jail after allowing other men to rape his boy

Jail cell illustration 
By: David Ross

A man was arrested charged, and convicted after allowing numerous men to rape his little boy, according to court proceedings in Indiana.

Now, the man has been sentenced to 40 years in jail after pleading guilty to child rape charges.

The man, who was identified by police as an Australian native, was accused of using his little son for publishing online pornography. He has been sentenced in a U.S. court after authorities discovered child porn video streams being downloaded from his computer in Indiana.

The 42-year-old, was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges related to child exploitation. The Indiana judge said he accepted the plea agreement Friday because the crime was too horrible for a jury trial.

Federal prosecutor Steve DeBrota said the defendant and his companion took the child to different countries and allowed other men to sexually abuse him. Prosecutors said that the crimes occurred in Australia, the U.S., France and Germany.
During Friday's hearing, the man told the judge he was sorry, and that he loved his son.

The man has purchased the child for $8,000 in a foreign country and has used false adoption documents to adopt the child in the U.S. The sexual abuse occurred when the child was as young as 2-years-old.
The judge also ordered the man to pay $400,000 in restitution to the abused boy.

Washington man warned with arrest for planting flowers in public places

Nice flowers illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A Washington D.C. man received a warning to stop beautifying the city or face arrest, according to police reports in Washington D.C.

Transit officials vowed that they will stop the recent flower planting man.

Henry Docter thought he was doing something good, planting flowers in planters around the Metro Station in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. Then, he received a cease and desist letter from Metro officials, threatening arrest, fines and imprisonment, if he dared to continue his unauthorized flower planting.

"I was expecting a heartfelt thank you", Docter, who calls himself the "Phantom Planter," said. "I never expected to received a letter," he added.

Metro officials said that the warning was for the Docter’s own good. After all, they said, the flower boxes could fall on Docter while watering, weeding or otherwise tending to his flowers.

Docter, who claims to have planted 40,000 flower bulbs in public places around the world, believes he has the experience to safely continue his mission.

Straphangers seem to support Docter, especially considering that the garden at the Dupont Circle station was disgusting.
"The garden terrace area was neglected and the planters were filled with cigarette butts, broken glass and other debris," Docter said.

Docter is working to build support for his cause through an online petition on Change.org. So far, his petition has gathered more than 2,000 signatures in support of his flower planting. He also has a dedicated website that helps spread the word about the flower planting.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Mail delivery person caught urinating on couple’s doorstep

Royal Mail employee illustration 
By: Eva Fett

A mail delivery man is under fire after he was caught urinating on a couple’s doorstep, according to a statement released by Royal Mail of the United Kingdom.

The Exeter, United Kingdom mail delivery man has since been punished for his bad behavior.

“The employee faced internal disciplinary action for his actions,” Royal Mail said.
Luke Osborne and Keyleigh Rawlings, who are residents on Exe Street, explained that they had decided to take action against the suspect after their doorstep was left stinking of urine numerous times.

Osborne said: "For months my partner and I have been having to walk through the urine on the steps of our entrance and we had to wash down it constantly as the smell was awful. Keyleigh is expecting our baby and it's so unhealthy. The entrance to our house is private with steps to our front door.”

Osborne decided to hide behind the door to see if it was the work of drunk residents, but was surprised when he discovered that it was the mail delivery person, who was urinating on their doorstep.

He said: "When I left, there he was, full-frontal, relieving himself. I could not believe it. This is an employee of Royal Mail. He carries the name of the Queen and there was taking a dump on my step."
The couple proceeded to out the Royal Mail employee.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: "Royal Mail expects the highest standards of conduct of our employees while doing their deliveries, and this individual faced internal disciplinary action."