4-year-old boy with plastic gun frisked at airport after being deemed security risk

The gun 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A boy of South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, was treated as a criminal at an airport.

The 4-year-old boy was frisked by airport security and then forced to surrender his plastic toy gun after he was considered a security risk.

James Hayward had arrived at the East Midlands Airport with his parents, Phil, 44, and Hazel, 38. He had a yellow and orange toy gun in his luggage.

The Hayward family was en route to Lanzarote, Spain, when he was given a body search and his $9 toy was taken.

Phil Hayward said that airport personnel placed the gun through the x-ray machine and they saw that it was a toy gun that shoots darts. However, they still confiscated the child’s toy and gave him a pat down.

The family left without the toy gun as they did not want to miss their flight.

“I explained to James that I can get him a new one when we returned from our 10-day vacation,” Phil said.

“I thought it was a bit overzealous considering how many people were trying to get through. No wonder it was taking so long if they pat down children,” he added.

Gymnast, 21, left paralyzed after falling from a hotel balcony while on the phone

Dina Amos-Larkin 
By: Wayne Morin

A 21-year-old woman was left paralyzed after falling 4 floors from a hotel balcony.

The British gymnast has been paralyzed from the neck down after falling 50 feet.

Dina Amos-Larkin from Poole, Dorset, was attending a four-day sports festival in Salou, Spain, when she fell while talking to her mother on the phone.

The 21-year-old woman who represents Great Britain at trampolining, was place in a medically induced coma for two weeks.

Police initially thought that the woman jumped from the fourth floor balcony in a suicide attempt.

However, when Amos-Larkin awoke from the coma, she said that she spent all day doing sports and she was drinking at night, but she said that she was not drunk.

“The balcony railing was lower than my waist and I think I only leaned back too far,” Amos-Larkin said about her accidental fall, which left her paralyzed.

Amos-Larkin is not only a gymnast, she was also studying to become a lawyer before the accident.

Airline slapped with lawsuit after serving passenger Sprite instead of 7UP

Soda illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

An airline was slapped with a lawsuit after a passenger who asked for Sprite in French, was served 7UP instead, according to court documents in Canada.

Now, the government announced that it could force all airlines to have a crew member aboard who can speak French, after the passenger complained about being served the wrong brand of soda.

Michael Thibodeau sued Air Canada after he was given a Sprite instead of 7UP by a flight attendant who only speaks English.

He called the airline employees malicious, oppressive and reprehensible for not answering his questions in French during his flight.

Thibodeau is a fluent English speaker.

The legal action has inspired parliament member Stephane Dion to present a bill, demanding that all flights from and to the country have a bilingual French speaker on board.

Being able to order 7Up in French on a plane is a fundamental right and all Canadians should be able to sue the airlines if this is not the case, Dion said.

Thibodeau was initially awarded $12,250 in damages, but Air Canada appealed and the decision was overturned. Then he took his case to the Supreme Court, where the judges ruled that he was not entitled to receive a cash payout.

Instead, the airline was ordered to apologize.

4 men gang rape 20-year-old woman before hanging her on a tree

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By: Wayne Morin

Police are looking to arrest four men who gang raped a young woman before hanging her on a tree, police in India said.

The 20-year-old woman of Dalit, was raped and murdered by criminals in Jalesar on Friday.

The men hanged the body on a tree to make it look like a suicide. According to the police investigation, the family of the victim was not home at the time of the incident.

Her parents had taken their son to a nearby hospital after injuring his hand on a field. When the parents came home, they could not find their daughter.

They went outside and found her hanging from a tree. The victim's body was removed and sent to the medical examiner’s office.

Police have identified the suspects as Ankit, Amit, Kailash, and Praveen, aged between 22 and 25. They were charged with kidnapping, murder, assault and rape.

Man swallows 100 heroin capsules to smuggle and sell them to the unsuspecting public

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on charges of possession of drugs after police found 100 heroin capsules in his stomach, police in the United Arab Emirates said.

27-year-old H. K. was arrested at the Dubai Airport with almost 100 capsules of heroin in his stomach, a court heard.

Prosecutors said that the suspect entered the country and was arrested by inspectors after staff noticed that he was acting suspiciously.

An officer asked him if he had anything to declare it. He couldn’t respond as he didn’t speak English or the local language.

He was taken to an x-ray machine to see if he had something in his body. Agents noticed foreign objects in his stomach, and asked him about them, but he didn’t reply.

Officers took the suspect to the Rashid Hospital, where he stayed until the 100 capsules passed his system. Forensic reports stated that the suspect had 100 capsules of heroin in his stomach with a total weight of 727 grams.

The suspect pleaded guilty to one count of importing drugs with intent to sell.

Naked man arrested for attempting to carjack good Samaritan who offered him clothes

Ganzo Keith Haynes 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested after he attempted to carjack a man who offered him clothes.

The man of Florida, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, after he was accused of trying to steal the car while he was naked.

Police were called around 3:30 p.m., after 32-year-old Ganzo Keith Haynes was completely naked and wandering along Southwest 40th Avenue in Gainesville.

A man told police that he spotted Haynes, who was completely naked, so he pulled over to the side of the road to offer him some clothes to cover himself.

As the man turned to get the clothes, Haynes grabbed him by the neck and began to choke him, according to the arrest report.
Haynes demanded that the man hand over his car keys. After holding him down for a bit, Haynes changed his mind and walked away.

GPD officers caught up with Haynes and he was arrested.

Haynes told police that he was naked because he had been drinking. He then explained that he wanted the man’s car in an attempt to escape after the man tried to unbutton his own pants.

Haynes was arrested and charged with carjacking. He was booked into the Alachua County jail.

86-year-old man has sex with 13-year-old neighbor

Alfred Edward Payne 
By: Tanya Malhotra

An elderly man in North Carolina, was arrested after he was accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Alfred Edward Payne of Gastonia, was arrested on Wednesday, after authorities learned that he was having sex with the underage girl.

Payne was charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child, according to the Gaston County Jail records.

Police said that the sex crimes occurred on in an apartment complex, where the elderly man and the young girl both lived.

The man and his victim were neighbors, but are not related.

Payne was released from jail after posting $100,000 bail.

Mother burns son’s hand for playing with her iPad

Angelina Garcia 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested and ordered to stay away from her son after she burned his hand.

The mother of Florida, burned her 7-year-old son’s hand on a stove as punishment for playing with her iPad, police said.

31-year-old Angelina Garcia was arrested on Wednesday, after she was accused of abusing her son in her home in Pembroke Park, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said.

Police said that the boy grabbed his mother’s iPad so he can play a game. Garcia told him that if he kept playing with her iPad, she would burn his hand, according to the arrest report.

When her son did not listen to her, Garcia acted on her threat and forced the boy’s hand on the hot stove, deputies said.

A doctor reported the abuse after he spotted three burns on his left wrist and forearm.

Garcia was charged with child abuse and is being held on $10,000 bond. The boy is in the custody of a family member and Garcia was ordered to have no contact with him.

4 men who gang raped 13-year-old boy claim the sex was consensual

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By: Tanya Malhotra

Four men were arrested, charged and convicted of rape after gang raping a boy outside a school, prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates said.

21-year-old A. A. was sentenced to three years in jail for kidnapping, threatening and raping the 13-year-old boy.

18-year-old S. M., 19-year-old A. M., 20-year-old M. B., were sentenced to two years in jail.

H. A. told police that the incident unfolded after he went to Jumeirah Beach with his mother and brother to play football.

Around 7:00 p.m., his mother went home with one of his brothers and left him there alone. The boy was approached by A. A. in the playground.

He led the boy to a dark area where he raped him. When the boy tried to escape, he threatened to kill him and his family. Later that night, A. A. called the boy and asked him to meet outside a school.

When the boy arrived, the four suspects took the boy to a commercial building where they took turns raping him. The father of the victim told police that the abuse came to light after he noticed that his son had difficulty sitting.

The father asked the boy what was wrong, and he told him that he was raped by the four suspects. The boy is suffering psychological problems as a result of the abuse.

During questioning, the four suspects told police that they had consensual sex with the boy.

Father-in-law helps husband burn his wife alive because she went to visit her sister without his permission

Shabana Bibi (left) 
By: Feng Qian

A husband was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly burning his wife alive because she went to visit her sister without asking permission, police in Pakistan said.

Muhammad Siddique was furious to learn that his wife, 25-year-old Shabana Bibi, visited her sister without asking if she could leave the house.

Siddique and his father, beat Bibi before dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire. The incident unfolded on Friday in Muzaffargarh.

Bibi and Siddique had been married for three years, during which she had suffered domestic abuse because she did not get pregnant.

She suffered burns on over 80 percent of her body. She died of her injuries in a hospital on Saturday. The husband and the father-in-law of the Bibi were charged with murder and terrorism.

Bar installs see through mirror in women’s bathroom

Woman finds two way mirror in bar toilet 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A bar owner in Illinois, defended his decision to install a see through mirror in the women’s bathroom, saying that he wants to make sure that couples don’t get naughty inside.

Ronnie Lotz said that he has invested a lot into this business, and will not allow shenanigans in the bathrooms.

The see through mirror came to light after a comedian who was performing at the bar in Chicago, visited the bathroom and noticed something strange with the mirror opposite the toilet.

Rocks opened the door behind the mirror and found a closet on the other side. She then realized that she was able to see through the mirror and into the toilets of Cigars and Stripes.

The woman recorded her findings and posted the video on YouTube. The video has since gone viral on the Internet. Many women said that they were uncomfortable with the idea of ​​the mirror, and some said that they were unaware of it.

Lotz said that the two-way mirror has been in his bathroom for 15 years. He also said that he has no plans to remove the mirror.

Police said that they have launched an investigation into the incident.

Lesbian couple awarded $135,000 after accusing bakery of mentally raping them by refusing to sell them cake

Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer 
By: Wayne Morin

A lesbian couple filed a lawsuit against a bakery that refused to sell them a cake, according to court documents in Oregon.

Now, a judge has ordered the bakery to give Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer $135,000 for emotional damage.

The couple filed their lawsuit against Sweet Cakes Bakery, which is run by Aaron and Melissa Klein. The Christian couple refused to sell the lesbians a cake for their wedding.

In the lawsuit, the two women claimed to have been mentally raped and suffering 88 symptoms of emotional distress.

The long list of symptoms included acute loss of confidence, doubt, excessive sleep, feeling mentally raped, dirty and shameful.

They also suffered high blood pressure, poor digestion, loss of appetite, headaches, resumption of smoking, shock, stunned, surprised, uncertainty, weight gain and concern.

The bakery said that the ruling will bankrupt their company.

When the couple came to purchase the wedding cake, Aaron Klein told them that making the cake would be against their religious principles.

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said that there was sufficient evidence that the bakery discriminated against the same sex couple.

Supporters of the bakery launched a fundraising campaign on Gofundme, but it was shut down by the company as the site does not allow fundraising for people who violated the law.

Nurse records himself raping unconscious women at hospital

Andrew Hutchinson 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A nurse was arrested, charged and convicted of rape after raping unconscious women at a hospital, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

The hospital nurse admitted that he had been watching women and girls as young as 10, who were hospitalized.

He also admitted to taking pictures and videos.

He admitted that he had raped women in the hospital in Oxford where he worked, and sexually assaulted others in a medical tent at a music festival.

He also took up-skirt pictures on London trains. 29-year-old Andrew Hutchinson was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his crimes.

He was convicted of 27 counts of rape, sexual assault and voyeurism. Hutchinson has betrayed the patients entrusted in his care, the court was told.

He totally failed in his responsibilities as a nurse by committing criminal acts against vulnerable patients.

Hutchinson was convicted of raping two women who were taken to John Radcliffe Hospital at different times for drinking too much alcohol.

During an investigation, police searched his home and found images of various crimes on his computer, camera and cellphone.

Thames Valley Police identified 11 victims on the videos. Many victims of the crimes were not aware of what had happened because they were unconscious at the time.

Other offenses include theft of medical equipment and theft and possession of the drug ketamine, which is sometimes used as a date rape drug.

72-year-old human rights activist caught producing child pornography images

Vladimir Bukovsky 
By: Tanya Malhotra

An elderly human rights activist was arrested on charges of child pornography after being caught in possession of child pornography images, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorized the prosecution of Vladimir Bukovsky, 72, for five charges of making indecent images of children, five charges of possession of indecent images of children and one charge of possession of a prohibited image.

Jenny Hopkins, Chief Crown Prosecutor for the CPS in the East of England, said: “Following an investigation by Cambridgeshire Police, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to prosecute Vladimir Bukovsky, in relation to the alleged making and possessing of indecent images of children.”

The former Soviet Union dissident, who spent 12 years in a forced labor camp, was one of the first to detail the abuse of psychiatric institutions in Russia, meant to punish political prisoners.

In 1976, he was deported from Russia. He settled in Cambridge.

He has been very critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin and accused Russia of orchestrating the radiation poisoning death of former spy Alexander Litvinenko in London.

Mentally disabled young man rapes 16-year-old girl on busy street in broad daylight

Student walking on street illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A mentally disabled young man was arrested, charged and convicted of rape, after raping teen girl on a busy street, prosecutors in Australia said.

20-year-old Joel Russo was released from a juvenile detention center just three days before raping the 16-year-old girl in broad daylight.

He was granted parole after serving less than 12 months in jail for armed robbery.

According to the police investigation, Russo was seen lurking in the women’s bathroom at the Caulfield Plaza mall and then on a college campus.

Around 8:00 a.m., he went outside and grabbed a female runner before allowing her to go. A few minutes later, he grabbed a 16-year-old girl.

Russo put his hand over her mouth and told her to shut up or face death. The girl screamed as Russo raped her. The girl was found laying on her back and crying by a male runner who stopped and asked her what was going on.

The victim had been traumatized by the attack and could not sleep for a long time after the incident. Russo has 17 convictions for armed robberies.

He pleaded guilty to one count of rape and two counts of attempted murder. He was jailed for five years. Russo was diagnosed with a mild intellectual disability.

He said that he had been hearing voices in his head since childhood, but a psychiatrist did not believe he was psychotic.

Teacher embarrassed young girl by asking her if she has her period after asking for bathroom break

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By: Chan Yuan

A teacher was fired after allegedly asking a female student who asked to use the bathroom, if she was having her period, school officials in Australia said.

George Steele, a food technology teacher, worked at the Mill Park Secondary College and was the subject of 49 formal complaints before being dismissed.

The complaints were listed as part of a ruling by the Victorian Institute of Teaching, which found that Steele was not fit to teach.

A student said that Steele told them that girls have to clean up after boys. Another student said that he told her to drink a cup of cement and harden up after she asked him for help with a recipe.

Students also complained that the teacher ate all the food in the cooking class. He was also accused of storing beer in a classroom fridge.

One girl reported that she embarrassed after asking for a bathroom break. Steele asked her in front of other students if she was having her period.

Steele denied the allegations.

Fire captain kills his wife before shooting mother-in-law and her friend over child custody arrangement

Linda Watson (left) and Marilyn Cox with little Jordynn 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A fire captain was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing his wife, mother-in-law and her friend, police in Arizona said.

Tucson Police said that the three deaths followed a battle for child custody between Tucson Fire Department Captain David Watson, 46, and his wife Linda Watson.

35-year-old Linda Watson disappeared 15 years ago. Her mother, 63-year-old Marilyn Cox, and her friend, 53-year-old Renee Farnsworth, were shot dead.

Cox was fighting for visitation rights in order to have a connection with Jordynn Watson.

Police said that they suspected Watson all along, but did not have solid evidence until now. Watson was placed on unpaid leave.

He was arrested on Saturday, and was charged with 3 counts of murder. His bail was set at $2 million.

4-year-old girl banned from school after being raped by school bus driver

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By: Chan Yuan

The parents of a young girl were horrified to learn that their daughter was raped on her school bus.

They were even more angry when they were notified that their daughter was banned from returning to school because of the sexual assault.

The nasty attack took place on a school bus in New Delhi, India.

The parents of the 4-year-old victim were told that she cannot return to school because officials were afraid that she would bring shame and she would be a “bad influence” on other students.

The parents filed a complaint against the school bus driver and he was arrested for questioning.

Now, politicians are demanding the family to apologize to the school officials for reporting the incident to police, although it was the school’s bus driver who hurt the girl.

“We are in contact with the school and hope to resolve the issue as quickly as possible,” a police spokesperson said.

Teacher dies after students crash their car into her on way to prom

Leah O'Brien 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Students at a school in Georgia, were devastated to learn that their teacher died while two other students were injured.

The popular Lakeside City teacher was on her way to her high school prom when she died after two of her own students, who were on their way to the same prom, crashed into her car.

Police said that 33-year-old Leah O'Brien, a teacher at Lakeside High School in DeKalb County, was making a left turn, when students T-boned her Hyundai.

The 8-year-old daughter of O'Brien, who was with her in the car, is in the hospital in critical condition.

The teens suffered minor injures.

Since no one knew of the tragedy at the time, the prom continued as planned. Grief counselors were present at the Lakeside High School.

Along with counselors, a sign was posted in front of the school saying: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Ms. Leah O’Brien. The entire Viking nation is mourning the loss of one of our best.”

Man gets former girlfriend to have sex with him by killing her current boyfriend and using his phone

Mikhail Chernyaev 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A jealous man came up with an evil plot to get his former girlfriend back.

Mikhail Chernyaev, 48, of Brooklyn, New York, is accused of killing Florida businessman Charles Butler, 46, in a jealous rage after Butler began dating his ex-girlfriend, 49-year-old Anna Lioznov.

Chernyaev stole the deceased man’s phone and began sending the woman messages, pretending that he was breaking up with her.

“Just forget about me,” Chernyaev texted from the deceased man’s phone, prosecutor Melissa Carvajal said during the trial.

Lioznov then sent a message back to her boyfriend’s phone, asking if they were still going to California together as planned. The murderer sent her a another message, pretending to be the dead man saying: “I just going to get back to work. Going back to Florida,” Carvajal said.

After her boyfriend “broke up” with her, Chernyaev was there to comfort her and the two reportedly had sex.

The two got back together for about eight months. The couple stayed together after Butler’s body was discovered in Brighton Beach.

Defense attorney Don Savatta said that the couple maintained an intimate relationship “both before and after the murder. It was an ongoing relationship,” he said.

Chernyaev and Lioznov have a child together.