Police officer caught sexually assaulting women during pat downs

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By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested and charged with sexual assault after he allegedly sexually assaulted women during pat downs, police in California said.

San Diego Police said that officer Christopher Hays was arrested on Sunday afternoon, after being accused of false imprisonment and misdemeanor sexual assault on four women.

The District Attorney's Office is also investigating claims by two additional women.

Most of the cases involve claims that Hays inappropriately touched women, all under 40-years-old, during searches of their bodies.

Hays, 30, was booked on two counts of false imprisonment and three counts of misdemeanor sexual assault. He was later released on $130,000 bond.

If convicted on these charges, he could face up to 7 years in prison.

Man gets 6 years jail for saving woman who was attacked by a drug dealer

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By: Hydar Tomar

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after he punched a drug dealer who was attacking a woman, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, Carl Neale has received a six year jail sentence for the assault.

The case began when Neale saw a drug dealer assaulting a woman in the street.

Neale, 23, intervened when he saw the woman being beaten and pinned against a car hood.

Neale asked the dealer to leave the woman alone, and then punched him in the face.

The dealer was left fighting for his life, as doctors removed part of his skull to allow his brain to swell.

He was put in an induced coma while surgeons struggled to treat numerous strokes and multiple facial fractures.

Eventually, his condition improved and he has been discharged, but doctors warn that he will continue to suffer from fatigue, memory loss and anxiety attacks.

The drug dealer was not prosecuted for his violent attack on the woman.

“My client came to the aid of a woman who was being attacked by a drug dealer,” Neale’s defense attorney told the court.

Neale was sentence to a total of six years in prison for seven offenses.

Police officer jailed for slamming handcuffed man into hospital floor

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested, charged and convicted for violating civil rights after he slammed a handcuffed man into a hospital floor, the Department of Justice said.

Christopher Eugene Reynolds, 39, a former police officer of the Selmer, Tenn., Police Department (SPD), was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen to serve one year and one day in prison following his conviction for violating the civil rights of an arrestee, the Justice Department announced. Reynolds pleaded guilty Nov. 6, 2013. Judge Breen also sentenced Reynolds to a period of two years supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

“The majority of law enforcement officers do not abuse their authority, however, the defendant has admitted that he wrongfully assaulted an arrestee,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels for the Civil Rights Division. “The Justice Department will continue to vigorously prosecute officers who use their official position to violate the civil rights of those in their custody.”

Reynolds admitted that on April 28, 2011, while using his authority as a SPD officer, he slammed a handcuffed arrestee to the floor of the McNairy Regional Hospital and struck him once in the face. According to information presented in court, Reynolds acknowledged that this assault was unreasonable, did not serve a legitimate law enforcement purpose and was not made by accident, mistake or inadvertence.

Reynolds was permitted to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

3 brothers jailed for forcing woman to have sex with 60 men a day

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By: Anika Rao

Three brothers were arrested, charged and convicted of sex trafficking after they forced women into prostitution, the Department of Justice said.

Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, three brothers were sentenced to lengthy prison terms following their pleas of guilty to sex trafficking charges. Benito Lopez-Perez, 35, and Anastasio Romero-Perez, 40, were sentenced to 18 years of imprisonment to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, and Jose Gabino Barrientos-Perez, 52, was sentenced to 10 years and one month of imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release. The defendants, who are Mexican nationals, transported Mexican females from Mexico to the United States illegally, forcing them to work as prostitutes in New York City and elsewhere. The defendants were arrested in Mexico in October 2011 and extradited to the United States in December 2012. Today’s sentences are the latest in the Office’s comprehensive anti-trafficking program, which has to date indicted over 55 defendants in sex trafficking cases and rescued over 100 victims, including over 17 minors.

The sentences were announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and James T. Hayes, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), New York.

“The defendants preyed upon the young and vulnerable, abducting one of their victims at age 14, and forcing them into a life of sexual slavery in Mexico and the United States. Working together with our law enforcement partners at home and abroad, we stand firm in our resolve to vigorously investigate and prosecute those who would subject others to modern-day slavery,” stated United States Attorney Lynch. “These sex traffickers have now been held to account for the horror and violence that they inflicted on their victims. We hope that these sentences bring some measure of closure to the victims as they attempt to heal from the mental and physical abuse inflicted by the defendants.” Ms. Lynch thanked the Mexican authorities and other entities that assisted with the extradition and successful prosecution of this case.

“The individuals sentenced today exploited and enslaved women for personal profit while terrifying and traumatizing them through rape, violence, and intimidation,” stated HSI Special Agent-in-Charge Hayes. “No prison sentence can ever do justice for the pain and suffering experienced by these victims, but knowing that justice has been served on their tormentors will hopefully allow for the beginning of a healing process that these women so justly deserve.”

The sex trafficking involved at least four victims, and the defendants used various methods to force these women and girls to work in prostitution, ranging from abduction, rape, assault and threats of violence, to psychological coercion. One minor victim, identified in court papers as Jane Doe 1, was primarily trafficked by the defendant Benito Lopez-Perez. Jane Doe 1 met Lopez-Perez in 2005 in Mexico when she was 14 years old. After attending a movie with a group that included Lopez-Perez, he took Jane Doe 1 to his family home and raped her. Lopez-Perez then forced Jane Doe 1 into prostitution, first in Mexico and later, after arranging to smuggle her across the border, in the United States, where Jose Gabino Barrientos-Perez also participated in the victim’s sex trafficking. Jane Doe 1 was required to service 10 to 40 clients per day, on threat of physical abuse, and was kept under the defendants’ control for five years until she escaped in 2010.

At age 14, the victim identified as Jane Doe 2 met the defendant Romero-Perez while she was living with her sister (also a victim and identified in court papers as Jane Doe 3), who was married to Jose Gabino Barrientos-Perez. Jane Doe 2 began a romantic relationship with Romero-Perez, who subsequently persuaded the victim to work as a prostitute to pay off a debt. Romero-Perez brought Jane Doe 2 to a bar where she was closely monitored to ensure she kept none of the money she earned. When she refused to work, or did not earn enough money, Romero-Perez beat her. In approximately October 2008, Romero-Perez and Lopez-Perez arranged to smuggle Jane Doe 2 into the United States where she was forced to work as a prostitute in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, servicing approximately 12 to 15 clients per day. While she was in the United States, Romero-Perez raped and beat Jane Doe 2 on several occasions.

Jane Doe 3 was primarily trafficked by her husband, the defendant Jose Gabino Barrientos-Perez. Approximately one year after the birth of their son, Barrientos-Perez persuaded Jane Doe 3 to work as a prostitute, telling her he needed the money pay off debts and to provide for their baby. Barrientos-Perez brought Jane Doe 3 to Tijuana and Mexico City to work in prostitution, beating her on several occasions in order to force her to work. In 2006, Barrientos-Perez arranged to smuggle Jane Doe 3 into the United States and ultimately to New York City to work as a prostitute under the defendant’s threats of violence. Jane Doe 3 paid Barrientos-Perez approximately $700-$1,000 per week from her prostitution earnings – when she paid less, the defendant threatened that he would not let her see her children.

Jane Doe 4 was trafficked by the defendant Romero-Perez beginning at the age of 20, after she was pressured into a romantic relationship with him. After approximately three months of working as a prostitute in Mexico, Jane Doe 4 was smuggled into the United States. Romero-Perez promised his victim that they would get jobs and have an apartment together, but after they arrived, Romero-Perez told her that she needed to prostitute herself to support them. Like the other victims, Jane Doe 4 gave the majority of the prostitution proceeds to Romero-Perez and his family members.

One victim reported that she was forced to have sex with 60 men in one day.

Restaurant owner in Turkey attacks two diners because they are Jewish

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By: Aarav Sen

Two Jewish diners were forced to run for their lives after being attacked by the restaurant owner, Algemeiner reported.

The anti-Semitic attack occurred last week, at a restaurant located in Babaeski.

The two decided to stop for lunch at a fish restaurant, but when the owner discovered that they were Jewish, the trouble began.

At first, the owner made it clear that he will not serve Jews at his restaurant, and he began cursing the Torah. Then, the man picked up a kitchen tool and began attacking them. The two fled from the scene in a hurry.

Relations between Israel and Turkey, went south after a deadly raid on the Gaza flotilla ship Mavi Marmara, where several Turkish citizens died.

Palestinians seen on video stoning Israeli soldiers moments after being told they can protest peacefully

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By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A group of Palestinians began throwing stones at Israeli soldiers just moments after being told that they can protest peacefully, a video uploaded to YouTube by the IDF Blog showed.

Every Friday, a similar scene repeats itself in Palestinian villages throughout Judea and Samaria, also known as the West Bank.

As Israeli soldiers do their best to keep the region secure, Palestinians throw rocks in unprovoked attacks against IDF forces.

Israel protects the right of Palestinians to protest peacefully, but so-called “peaceful Palestinian demonstrations” often turn violent, as evident by the video below.

In the video posted below, an IDF officer explained to Palestinian demonstrators that they have the right to protest peacefully, and asked them not to use violence against Israeli troops. Their only response was to throw rocks in an attempt to injure or kill IDF soldiers.‬

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed near Damascus Gate

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was hospitalized after being stabbed near the Damascus Gate (Sha'ar Shchem), Israel Police said.

Jerusalem Police said that they are investigating an incident that occurred on Sunday, in which an armed Israeli Arab stabbed and wounded an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man.

The victim suffered moderate injuries, an Israel Police spokesperson said.

A rescue worker who responded to the scene, said that he saw a young ultra-Orthodox Jewish man with a stab wound in the upper torso, and the man was conscious.

Witnesses reported seeing an Arab man fleeing from the scene. Police are looking for the suspect, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Married teacher arrested after photos showing her completely nude go viral

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down fro video) A woman was arrested after nude photos of her was posted to the Internet.

Jamie Climie, 36, of Ohio, is in legal trouble after she told police that someone stole her iPhone, which had inappropriate photos of herself, and then posted her personal photos to the Internet.

Climie, who is a married woman and a fifth grade science teacher, claimed that she took the photos for her husband.

However, a forensic investigation of her cellphone records revealed that Climie had previously sent the photos to another person, who was not her husband.

She has been charged with lying to police, as she falsely reported that her photos were stolen along with her phone.

The nude photos were posted to a revenge website. It appeared with a message saying "Jaimie is married, has children, and works for Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. She love to show off her fake boobs to anyone willing to give her attention."

Climie resigned from her teaching position when news of the photographs reached school officials.

Climie was charged with second-degree obstruction of official business and was released on her own recognizance.

Man gets $50 fine for beating his cheating wife while her lover looked on helplessly

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By: Devansh Dutt

A man pleaded guilty to beating his wife after he walked in on her having sex with another man.

Learnmore Matore, 38, told the court that he lost his cool when he walked into his home to find his wife “eating another man’s banana.”

Polite Chikanda, 37, of Harare, Zimbabwe, had another man in the bed she shares with her husband.

When the husband came home unexpectedly at 8:00 p.m., he found his wife in bed with a man, who was identified as Frank Mutumwe.

Matore had lost his temper and beat up his wife while the other man watched in horror.

The woman suffered bruising. A medical affidavit of her injuries was produced in court as evidence.

Matore was ordered to pay $50 or spend 20 day behind bars.

Female bus driver jailed for having sex with 14-year-old boy on the bus

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By: Aarav Sen

A woman was sentenced to jail after having sex on her bus.

Amanda Brausey, 23, of Ohio, allegedly used her bus to have sex with a 14-year-old boy.

Brausey was working for her father, who owns the bus company.

She drove students with emotional and behavioral problems.

Brausey claimed that the child told her that he was 16-years-old, which is the age of consent in Ohio, when they had sex.

However, when the teen testified in court, he denied it.

Both Brausey and her victim testified to the fact that the encounters were consensual.

Brausey was found guilty of having sex with a child, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years probation.

She was also ordered to register as sex offender for the next 25 years.

"He's 14, his first sexual experience should not have been in a school bus with the bus driver," Judge Mark Serrot said.

Brausey apologized for taking advantage of the boy, calling it a mistake.

She no longer works at her father’s bus company.

Man calls authorities for help after being harassed by a frog

By: Anika Rao

A man in England, call authorities for help after he felt he was being harassed by a frog.

A council worker said that he was confused when someone called to say that he was being "harassed" by a frog and needed help.

The man was afraid to leave his house as there was a frog at the bottom of the stairs at his home in Crawley, West Sussex.

Instead of trying to get rid of the frog, he asked authorities to send animal control to his house.

“We advised him that the frog will probably hop off on its own, but the man was adamant that the frog was harassing him,” a spokesperosn said.

This is one of a series of bizarre calls received by the Crawley Borough Council’s call center.

Authorities revealed that people repeatedly call and ask for money, including a man who wanted money to buy a train ticket so he can attend a funeral.

Teen arrested for urinating on police officer’s head during drunken party

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By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A teenager was arrested after he urinated on a police officer during a party, according to police in New York.

Police were called to a disturbance at a house where teens were loud and partying late at night.

Officers of the Albany Police Department arrived to the frat house party at 3:20 a.m.

They observed several people inside and outside the residence drinking alcohol and causing a commotion.

While officers attempted to get things under control, Noah McCall, 19, peed off the stairs directly onto a uniformed police officer.

McCall's urine fell onto the head and face of the officer, who subsequently received treatment at a local hospital for body fluid exposure, according to the arrest report.

McCall was arrested and charged with reckless assault on an officer and for possession of a fake Florida driver's license.

Luca Quinn, 19, was also arrested at the party after police found him in possession of brass knuckles.

Shop causes outrage by selling baby sharks in bottle as souvenirs

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A store in Hawaii, is under fire for selling baby sharks as good luck and protection for homes.

Phillippa Thomas of Sydney, Australia, was on vacation in Hawaii.

One day, while shopping for souvenirs, she walked into a Waikiki gift shop, which is named Nani Aloha Street. The store is located across the Kuhio Beach.

Thomas said that she was shocked to see bottled dead baby sharks for sale.

A description underneath the baby shark display read in part: "In Hawaiian mythology, the shark is believed to be an Aumakua, or ancestral guardian that watches over and protects a person and their family."

Thomas bought one bottled baby shark for $24.95 plus tax, and took some photos of it.

She then sent the photos to her friend Oriana Kalama, founder of the Maui environmental nonprofit Ocean Defender Foundation.

Kalama wrote an article and posted the photos to her website, causing an outcry from many people.

After the story went viral, the store manager pulled the sharks from the shelves.

Woman arrested after taking cab from New York to Boston and refusing to pay her $1,000 fare

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By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A woman arrived to New York’s JFK International Airport from Brazil, and asked a cab driver to take her to Massachusetts.

The driver told her the price for the 4 hour drive and the woman agreed.

When they arrived to her home, Denise Rebelato, 31, of Framingham, told the driver that she did not have the $980 that she owed him.

The driver, who had just spent 4 hours driving one way and needed to drive 4 more hours to get back home, told the woman to withdraw money from an ATM.

The woman explained that she had no money in her account. She then handed him 2 credit cards, but both were declined.

The woman then claimed that her parents were at a hospital and were unable to help.

The driver then drove the woman to a police station where she was arrested for theft.

A judge scolded the woman for taking a cab rather than a bus, which would have been much cheaper.

Rebelato was given one month to either pay the $980 or face jail time.

Man seen on video accidently setting himself on fire while trying to burn down a van

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By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Police in England, are looking for a man who was seen on video setting himself on fire.

Surveillance cameras in Rochdales, showed how the suspect was trying to torch a van and set himself on fire while doing so.

The suspect was seen pouring a flammable liquid on the van.

When he lit the fire while attempting to burn the van, the flammable liquid also caught on fire.

Police believe that the man’s left hand was badly burned during the ordeal.

He was seen desperately trying to extinguish the fire from his hand while running down the street.

Greater Manchester Police said that the suspect then got into a waiting light colored Nissan Micra, which was driven by another man.

The incident occurred about 5:00 a.m. The fire spread to a nearby family home, causing damage to the front door and windows, but no one was hurt.

Parents kill their young daughter by forcing her to drink grape soda

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By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A young girl is dead after her parents forced her to drink soda, a court in Tennessee has heard.

Now, the couple of Surgoinsville, face the death penalty after they were charged with murder in the first degree.

Randall Lee Vaughn, 41, and his wife, Mary Lavonne Vaughn, 58, were arrested by Hawkins County police officers, and were also charged with two counts of aggravated child neglect and one count of aggravated child abuse.

Police said that they forced 5-year-old Alexa Linboom to drink grape soda and water in a span of one to two hours as a punishment.

After the incident, Linboom fell unconscious.

She suffered severe brain damage. Linboom died a few days later.

Linboom died of fluid intoxication, as mass consumption of liquid caused her brain to swell.

Robber runs away in panic after fish starts singing

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By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A robber made a quick run for the exit after a fish began singing, police in Minnesota said.

The incident occurred at Hooked on Fishing in Rochester, and the fish was a motion-activated singing toy.

The toy fish, which hangs near the door, sings "Take Me to the River," every time someone enters the store.

After the attempted robbery, the fish was found on the floor. Police said that the intruder knocked it to the floor when breaking the door to enter the shop.

However, the intruder left in a hurry, without stealing anything. Police said that it seems like the intruder was scared off by the singing fish.

Police launched an investigation to catch the robber, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Parents angry after nude pajama party event at children’s entertainment center

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Parents are angry after a children’s facility was used to host an adult nude pajama party.

The incident occurred in Medford, New York, at Krazy Kidz.

The overnight event, which took place on Saturday night, was geared towards adults who do not want to grow up.

The event included pillow fights, body painting and tasteful nudity. However, participants were warned that lewd sexual content will not be allowed.

Cameras were not allowed, but somehow, pictures of the event were uploaded to the Internet.

Several parents have come forward to say that they prohibited their children from spending time at Krazy Kidz following the event.

Krazy Kidz addressed the issue in a Facebook message on Tuesday:

Krazy Kidz staff members apologize for the obvious lack of judgment that has led to concerns. To further restore the confidence of the public, we are closed today for cleaning and disinfection. We will reopen on Wednesday. As always, our floor cleaning has remained unsurpassed. We welcome your positive and negative comments, and ask for understanding at this time. Please understand that the safety and welfare of our customers has always been our primary concern, and anyone who has been in our center will agree.