Homeless man sends 60 sexually graphic emails to Yahoo CEO

Gregory Calvin King 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A homeless man who spent time in prison for harassing the CEO of Yahoo, was arrested for sending her 60 sexually graphic emails, police in Texas said.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is being harassed by 30-year-old Gregory Calvin King over the past several years.

King was booked into the Travis County Jail in Austin, with bail set at $100,000. He was charged with stalking, and he faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

It is not the first time that King has been caught harassing Mayer. He was sentenced to three years probation for harassing the executive.

Then his probation was revoked after he was found in violation of his conditions. King was sent to a federal prison. After he was released, King sent 60 messages to Mayer in various parts of Texas, including sexually graphic messages.

King who is homeless, had also been under surveillance by Yahoo security personnel.

Male inmate rapes his cellmate in prison

Prison cell illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

An inmate was arrested on charges of rape after allegedly raping his cellmate in prison, prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates said.

Now, the prisoner who was arrested on charges of rape, was found not guilty due to lack of evidence.

According to the police investigation, A.A., 33, waited for his fellow inmate to take medication that put him into a deep sleep and then raped him.

The victim A.D., 23, said that around 9:00 p.m., he took five tablets including sleeping pills that were prescribed by his psychiatrist.

He woke up around 4:00 a.m., and felt his cellmate behind him in bed. A forensic examination found the DNA of the accused on the clothing and the body of the defendant.

However, the judge ruled that prosecutors failed to provide enough evidence for a conviction.

Drunk soldier slaps flight attendant for refusing to bring him ice for his alcohol

Flight attendants illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A soldier was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after slapping a flight attendant for refusing to bring him ice for his alcohol, prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates said.

Now, the passenger who hit the flight attendant during a FlyDubai flight to Alexandria, Egypt, has been sentenced to one year in prison by the Dubai Criminal Court.

Egyptian navy officer M.M., 40, was convicted of assaulting S.A., 26, and causing a disturbance a half hour into the flight. He will be deported after serving his prison sentence.

He was also convicted of consuming alcohol.

According to the police investigation, 15 minutes after the plane took off, the defendant requested ice for the alcohol he brought on board.

The flight attendant explained that he was not allowed to consume the alcohol because he had bought it duty free.

The defendant began yelling and insulting the crew, and when they tried to calm him down and explain that he was breaking the rules, he ignored them.

The flight attendants informed the captain of the situation, and he told them to try to calm down and convince M. M. to hand over his alcohol.

The defendant refused and slapped S. A.

The captain of the plane said that the team had no choice but to be confine the defendant to his seat as the plane made an emergency landing in Saudi Arabia.

M. M. was arrested and sent back to Dubai.

Police officer rapes 16-year-old girl attending his church

Vladimir Sosa 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested on charges of rape after allegedly raping a teen girl who he knew from his church, police in New York said.

New York Police Department Officer Vladimir Sosa, 38, who works out of the 46th Precinct in the Bronx, was arrested on Tuesday.

The 7-year veteran of the force was a pastor at the church where his victim was a member. Sosa has been charged with rape, criminal sexual acts, sexual misconduct, neglect and sexual abuse.

At a bail hearing, Sosa was released on his own recognizance.
According to the police investigation, Sosa had sex with the girl at his house multiple times.

The mother of the girl reported the alleged incidents last month, after finding inappropriate text messages on her daughter’s cellphone.

Woman gets two years jail for wearing burqa in public

Women wearing burqas illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of provoking trouble after being accused of wearing a burqa in public, prosecutors in China said.

Now, she was sentenced to serve two years in prison.

Her 38-year-old husband was also convicted of provoking trouble for growing a beard. He received a six year prison sentence.

The court in Kashgar, heard that the couple decided to provoke people and cause trouble by following extreme Islam. The man began growing his beard several years ago, and was warned numerous times to shave, but he ignored those orders.

His wife walked on the streets wearing a veil, which hid her face. Police in Xinjiang, have been campaigning against men growing beards, a practice officials associate with extremist ideas.

A campaign called "Beauty Project" also encourages women to leave their heads uncovered and abandon the veil, a relatively common practice among Muslims in Xinjiang.

The couple had received numerous warnings before being arrested and charged,prosecutors told the court.

Woman on parole records officer raping her in front of child while visiting her home

Zachary Thomas Bailey 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A parole officer was arrested on charges of rape after allegedly raping a woman on parole in her home, police in Florida said.

Coral Springs Police said that they have arrested 50-year-old Zachary Thomas Bailey, after being accused of using his authority to get into his victim's home and raping her in front of a child.

The victim told investigators that during two separate visits Bailey made to her home, the probation officer forced himself on her while her daughter was in the home with her.

During the first visit to the house, the victim said that Bailey prevented her from leaving the bedroom and touched her private parts.

The next day, during the second visit to the house, Bailey followed the victim to her room and asked for a massage. When she refused, Bailey took off his clothes, put on a condom, pushed her onto the bed and raped her.

The victim said that she recorded the incident on her phone. The video shows Bailey undressing and putting on a condom. Police are using both the video and the condom as evidence.

Bailey has worked with the Florida Department of Corrections for over 25 years. He was fired on Wednesday.

Students hack school Twitter account and post racy photo of school principal

The photo posted to Twitter 
By: Feng Qian

A school is investigating a disturbing incident, where students hacked the school’s Twitter account and uploaded a racy photo.

Those who are responsible for hacking into the Twitter account of the school in Crawley, West Sussex, published a brazen image of the school principal.

The photo was photoshopped according to the authorities. The principal's head was added to a handsome muscular body of a man in tight shorts.

Those who follow the school’s Twitter account, were surprised to login and see the face of principal Philip Stac in a well toned and tattooed body of a male model.

The picture was sent with a caption that read: “A round of applause for our glorious head! Been working hard at the gym and got himself a contract with Brazzers.”

Police are investigating how hackers had managed to compromise the account of the school when only a few people knew the password.

The school posted an apology on its Twitter account, and said that it has launched its own investigation into the incident.

The school’s Twitter account has temporarily been disabled after the incident.

11-year-old girl kicked out of school for recording her teacher bullying a student

Sad girl illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A little girl in Florida, said that she was reprimanded instead of receiving praise for protecting a child from a bully.

The Samuel Gaines Academy student was suspended this week, after recording her teacher as she was bullying another student.

11-year-old Brianna Cooper said that instead of receiving praise, she was suspended for five days. The principal claimed that recording a teacher in class is against the rules.

After one of her science teachers was being rude to a student, she took out her cellphone and recorded her teacher.

In the recording, the teacher is heard saying: "You're the biggest kid in fifth grade and you're acting like the smallest. I wonder what your mother looks like."

Cooper gave the recording to a teacher. Later, she was summoned to the principal's office and suspended. Cooper was told that recording without the teacher knowing is against the law.

Police however, said that recording someone without their knowledge can be legal as long as there is no expectation of privacy.

Family cat pulls toddler away from hot oven

Cat pulling boy away from hot oven 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Parents are grateful that their pet cat pulled away their child from a hot oven, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

The heroic cat of Russia, showed off its maternal instincts when it saw the child playing with the controls of the oven in the kitchen of the family home.

The video that has since gone viral on the Internet, shows the white cat passing through the kitchen of the house as the little boy was playing with the oven, turning switches on and off while leaning on the handle of the oven door.

After trying to get the baby's attention by brushing past him, the clever cat realized it had to take more drastic measures if it wants to avoid a potential disaster.

Seconds later, the cat jumped and grabbed the boy's arms, pulling him away from the dangerous cooking appliance. So far, the video clip has been viewed on YouTube more than 400,000 times.

Wife pours boiling water on her sleeping husband after learning that he is married to 5 other women

Boiling water illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after pouring hot water on her husband for marrying five women behind her back, prosecutors in Nigeria said.

Now, a court in Lugbe, sentenced 45-year-old Owolati Laide to three months in jail for pouring hot water over her husband while he was asleep.

Laide of Abuja, was convicted of one count of causing injury after provocation. Laide was given an option to pay N5,000 ($25) fine instead of serving her jail sentence.

The judge said that he was lenient because the defendant needs to take care of her six-month-old child. The judge also ordered the victim to desist from committing additional crimes.

The husband, Owolati Tajudeem, testified that Laide was angry after his second wife, who is pregnant, came to her home without consent.

The man claimed that his wife knew that he is married to five other women. According to the police investigation, during the night, Laide boiled a pot of water and poured it over her sleeping husband.

The husband awoke from the burns and was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released.

Teen kidnaps his 3-year-old brother and demands new car in exchange for his release

New car illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A teen was arrested on charges of kidnapping after kidnapping his younger brother in order to extort a car from his father, police in Nigeria said.

Bauchi Police said that they arrested 19-year-old Salisu Salmanu, after being accused of conspiring with his three friends to kidnap his three-year-old brother.

He demanded N10 million ($50,000) ransom from his father.

Salmanu, a student at the Federal Polytechnic, was arrested along with Imrana Abdullahi, 17, Abdullahi Mohammed, 19, and 19-year-old Umar Musa.

The suspect told investigators that he planned to buy a new car with the cash and spend the remaining amount on other goods.

Salmanu’s father, Mohammed Salmanu, is a senior Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. Salmanu admitted that his father pays for his school tuition and gives him enough money for all his other needs.

Salmanu also said that he had no intention of harming the child.

Man sentenced to death for stealing cellphone and $50

Cellphone illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of conspiracy to commit armed robbery after teaming up with a gang of robbers and stealing a cellphone from a home, prosecutors in Nigeria said.

Now, the 24-year-old man has been sentenced to death by hanging.

The Delta State Superior Court has sentenced Vicente Okwekwu to death for stealing the cellphone along with N10,000 ($50) at gunpoint.

The court found him guilty of three counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

He was sentenced to death by hanging for one conspiracy charge and to 21 years in prison for each of the other two charges.

According to the police investigation, Okwekwu broke into the apartment of his victims, Ofoyeju Peter and Tietie Moses, along with two other robbers and stole N10,000 and a cellphone while armed with a gun and a machete.

The victims woke up by the noise and began to scream for help. Their screams attracted members of a vigilante group in the area.

They arrived at the scene and detained Okwekwu until police arrived. Okwekwu denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

2 female suicide bombers die after their suicide belt accidentally explodes prematurely

Suicide bombers illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

2 female suicide bombers were killed before they reached their terror target, police in Nigeria said.

Borno State Police said that the incident unfolded around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, near a busy market in Auno, Konduga.

According to the police investigation, the suicide bombers were on a mission to blow themselves up at the Maiduguri Market.

Seven people were injured as a result of the explosion, and they were transported to the Maiduguri General Hospital for treatment.

The suicide bombers were guided by a member of the Boko Haram terror group.

Police said that as a result of the bombing attempt, they have intensified their stop and frisk program to prevent terrorists from entering the Maiduguri Market.

Woman offered ride in police car asks if it was okay to bring her weed along

Michelle Sanford 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman of Florida, was arrested after asking a police officer if it was okay to bring drugs into the patrol car.

The West Volusia woman faces drug charges after trying to bring marijuana into the patrol car of a sergeant, who offered her a car ride, authorities said.

Police were dispatched to a home about 10:40 p.m., for a possible domestic dispute. A sergeant met with Michelle Sanford, who was “extremely intoxicated,” police said.

The sergeant determined that Sanford was not assaulted by her boyfriend, 46-year-old Thomas Laudenslager.

The sergeant asked Sanford if she had elsewhere she could stay for the night. The woman decided to go to her father's house, and the sergeant offered to take her there.

Sanford, 36, took some clothes and an open beer, which the sergeant advised that she could not bring along, according to the police report.

“Why don’t you take your drugs with you,” Sanford's boyfriend asked, according to the police report.

Sanford said she would and asked the sergeant if she could take the weed so that she can smoke a joint at her father’s house.

Laudenslager allegedly warned Sanford that if she asked the officer about the weed that might land her in jail.

“It’s just weed and he might be cool with it,” Sanford replied.

After showing the marijuana to the sergeant, Sanford was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

4-year-old girl sneaks out of house and gets on public bus in middle of the night to buy ices

Annabelle on the bus 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A 4-year-old girl of Pennsylvania, was seen waiting alone at a bus stop in middle of the night.

The 4-year-old girl was dressed in a purple raincoat and boots as she waited for the bus in the rain to go get herself a cup of slush.

A man who found the girl, flagged down a municipal bus. Surveillance video shows 4-year-old Annabelle, getting onto the bus and taking a seat.

“I was like, you gotta be kidding, not at this time of night," bus driver Harlan Jenifer, who is a father of 3 children, said.

Annabelle was comforted by passengers while the bus driver called the police. According to the bus driver, when asked where she was going, the girl replied: “all I want is a slushie.”

That is when Annabelle’s mission became clear. She wanted a slush and she was determined to get it.

The girl walked 4 blocks and crossed a road by herself before getting onto the bus, authorities said.

The girl was reunited with her parents within an hour, and they were grateful she was found unharmed.

The parents said that they have no idea how she managed to opened the back door of their home. They were unaware that the child left their home while they were asleep.

Her parents, Timothy and Jaclyn Mager, said that they are still shaken by the incident and they are grateful to the bus driver and all the people who helped get Annabelle home safely.

The couple said that they will now get better locks for their doors so that Annabelle does not get out of the house alone anymore.

Man rapes young children and then tries to kill them so they won’t be able to testify against him in court

Jon Lance Carson 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was convicted of raping 4 children, one of whom was 8 years old.

Jon Lance Carson, 44, of Jacksonville, Florida, was sentenced this week to seven mandatory life sentences, with four of the sentences consecutive to each other.

Carson also received four life sentences without parole and eight 30 year sentences, which will run concurrently with each other.

Carson was convicted on seven counts of Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12, eight counts of Sexual Battery on a Child 12 to 18, and four counts of Lewd Molestation on a Child Under 12.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officers were notified of repeated sexual abuse by Carson on four child victims. At least one victim was eight years old when the abuse began.

Carson is also charged with two counts of Criminal Solicitation in a related case. The Defendant is accused of trying to hire someone to kill two of the victims in the sexual abuse case so they could not testify against him. A trial date has not been set in this case.

Rival fire departments show up to fire and start physical fight over who should put out the blaze

Fire trucks illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Firefighters from two departments are being criticized after a video was released, showing them getting into a physical fight.

The firefighters were dispatched to deal with the same fire. However, rather than fighting the fire, the firefighters fought each other.

The fight began when firefighters from Mexico's Heroic Fire Department and Ceda Fire Department, were dispatched to deal with the brush fire in Mexico City.

However, tempers flared when both parties began arguing over who should deal with the situation, and a physical fight ensued.

Passabery Rivas Matos, 25, who recorded the conflict on his mobile phone, said that one group of firefighters started spraying the other group with water, so they retaliated by throwing bricks.

Police were called, but rather than calm the situation down, their appearance seemed to fuel the conflict and the firefighters quickly turned on the police.

Police were trying to separate the two groups when they were attacked by the firefighters, who began punching the officers.

Now, city officials have angrily demanded an explanation. A council spokesperson said: “This was appalling behavior of those we employ to safeguard our city. Instead of behaving like public servants, they behaved like children in a playground.”

Authorities said that they are investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, the two fire departments have blamed each other for the altercation and the assault on the police.

Bride fatally shoots her niece after wedding while fighting with groom over who should drive home

Christina George 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Instead of being the best day of her life, the bride ended up in prison.

31-year-old Christina George of Pennsylvania, went to a bar with her new husband and family members to celebrate their marriage.

Police said that when the bride and groom left the Jimmy K's Bar and Grille in New Brighton about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, they got into an argument over who should drive home.

Both were intoxicated at the time. The bride said that she saw a gun in the glove compartment of her husband’s car and she wanted to put it in a safer place.

As she grabbed the gun, it went off and hit her niece, 21-year-old Katelyn Francisco Fairmont of West Virginia, who was standing outside the car.

George of Patterson Township, has been convicted of manslaughter and reckless conduct in the shooting death of her niece, hours after her wedding ceremony.

George cried as she was led back to prison after a judge revoked her bail. Her family and friends also cried as she was led out of the room to be held in the Beaver County jail awaiting sentencing.

George is facing 5 to 10 years in prison.

Mother allows drug dealer to rape 11-year-old daughter in exchange for drugs

April Corcoran 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman found a way to get her drugs without paying for them.

The drug addicted mother of Ohio, is accused of handing over her 11-year-old daughter to a drug dealer for sex in exchange for heroin.

30-year-old April Corcoran was indicted on 27 felony charges, including complicity in rape, complicity in gross sexual imposition, endangering children and human trafficking.

Authorities said that Corcoran also forcibly injected heroin into her daughter.

Prosecutors said that Corcoran of Pleasant Plain, would drop off her 11-year-old daughter at the house of accused drug trafficker Shandell Willingham, 41, and picked her up when he was done with her.

Willingham was charged with 26 felony counts, including rape, trafficking and for allegedly recording the sex crimes against the victim.

Authorities learned about the alleged crimes when the girl finally mustered up the courage and told her father and stepmother about it. The girl is now in her father’s custody.

Corcoran and Willingham could face life in prison if convicted, according to the Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters.

“Instead of protecting her daughter, the mother saw her as a way to get drugs,” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said.

Bail for Corcoran was set at $5 million.


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