Church slapped with $37 million lawsuit after volunteer raped 3-year-old boy in bathroom

Church illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A church was slapped with a multi-million dollars lawsuit after one of their volunteers raped a 3-year-old boy in the bathroom of the house of worship, according to court documents in Tennessee.

The 19-year-old volunteer of Brentwood, pleaded guilty to sexual battery in connection with the rape of the 3-year-old boy.

Now, the family of the boy is seeking $37 million in compensation from the Fellowship Bible Church. According to the police investigation, the family left the boy at the Children's Ministry while they went to pray.

During that time, the volunteer raped the boy in the bathroom.

The church leaders urged the family not to file a criminal complaint with the police. They also tried to hide the truth about the rape from other members of the church.

The family, who had been members of the church for 12 years, is suing for negligent failure to provide a safe environment for a child.

The family wants $22.5 million for the victim, as well as $5 million each for the husband, wife and daughter, who also attended the church at the time of the incident.

17-year-old mother puts 16-day-old daughter in trash because she cried and disturbed her from playing video games

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By: Chan Yuan

A man and his 17-year-old wife was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing their baby daughter because she cried and disturbed them from playing video games, police in Japan said.

Yonezawa police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Yoshimi Suzuki and his wife, who was not identified, after being accused of placing 16-day-old Misora in a plastic bag and dumping her in a trash can.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Thursday around 10:00 p.m. at the couple's home. The couple was playing video games when their daughter began to cry.

Instead of taking care of their child, the couple placed Misora into a bag and dumped her in the trash. Later that night, Suzuki went to retrieve the bag from the garbage can and noticed that his daughter wasn’t breathing.

He called an ambulance, and paramedics took her to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

During questioning, the couple admitted to the allegations, saying that their baby was crying while they were trying to play video games.

Suzuki and his wife claim that they did not believe their daughter would die in the bag.

Man dumps his mother’s body in abandoned apartment because he had no money for a funeral

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By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of abandoning a corpse after allegedly dumping his mother’s body because he didn’t have money for a funeral, police in Japan said.

Tokyo police said that they have arrested 67-year-old Norio Sasakawa, after being accused of concealing the death of his mother, 87-year-old Akiko Shiratori.

According to the police investigation, Shiratori was bedridden and lived in a temporary facility along with her son. The couple was living on pension payments, which covered their living expenses.

When the woman died, Sasakawa dumped the body in an abandoned apartment because he didn't want to pay for a funeral.

During questioning, Sasakawa admitted the allegations. He said that his mother died of natural causes.

The incident came to light after the woman’s 91-year-old sister contacted the police because Sasakawa refused to allow her access to Shiratori.

Her body was later found lying face up on a bed inside the abandoned apartment.

Animal lover faces 10 years jail for feeding water to man's pigs on hot day

Jeffery Veldjesgraaf and Anita Krajnc 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) An animal lover was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief after allegedly feeding water to pigs on a hot day, police in Canada said.

Toronto police said that they have arrested 48-year-old Anita Krajnc, after being accused of clashing with a truck driver during an argument over feeding water to pigs.

Krajnc, who is the founder of Toronto Pig Save, was charged with one count of criminal mischief. If convicted, Krajnc faces up to 10 years in prison.

According to the police investigation, Krajnc tried to give the pigs water as the vehicle stopped at a traffic light on the way to a processing plant.

The driver, Jeffery Veldjesgraaf, left the truck to confront Krajnc. He threatened to call the police and a shouting match broke out.

The owner of the pigs, Eric Van Boekel, filed a complaint with the police the following day.

Airplane pilot offers sexual services of flight attendant to passengers as compensation for delay

Plane passengers illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Passengers of a Lion Air flight in Indonesia, filed a complaint with the Ministry of Transportation, after the pilot offered the sexual services of a female flight attendant to them as compensations for a delay.

The incident unfolded on Saturday, during a flight from Surabaya to Bali.

According to passengers on the flight, after being delayed for take-off, the pilot announced over the loudspeakers that he would like to offer the sexual services of a female flight attendant as compensation.

During the entire flight, passengers heard strange noises over the speaker system as well as moans coming from the cabin.

Upon arrival in Bali, some passengers remained at the airport in order to confront the pilot, but he just laughed at them and made fun of the incident.

The Ministry of Transportation said that they have received the complaint and have launched an investigation. A spokesperson for Lion Air, said that the pilot has been suspended.

Student squeezes teen’s throat and threatens to rape her as part of Fifty Shades of Grey joke

Fifty Shades of Grey books 
By: Feng Qian

A student was arrested on a charge of assault after squeezing a teen’s throat before threatening to rape her, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 23-year-old Jack Fitzsimons of Oxford, was sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading guilty to assault in connection with the attack on the 19-year-old woman.

According to the police investigation, Fitzsimons put his hands around the throat of the woman and squeezed while saying that he wants to abuse and rape her in his home.

Fitzsimons admitted that he choked the woman, but said that it was part of a joke inspired by the book Fifty Shades of Grey.

Fitzsimons had been drinking at the King’s Arms club at the time of the incident. He approached the woman and began dancing with her.

Suddenly, he put his hand around her throat. The terrified woman ran to a corner and began to cry. People who saw the teen crying called the police and Fitzsimons was arrested.

Obese woman angry after getting greeting card calling her fat and ugly

Kara Florish and the card 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) An overweight woman in the United Kingdom, is extremely angry after getting a card by the Overweight Haters company, stating that she is an ugly and fat woman.

Kara Florish of London, was traveling on a train when she was slapped with the card.

Overweight Haters Ltd hates fat people, especially obese women. They launched a campaign to shame women into losing weight by restricting the amount of food they consume.

The card that Florish received, reads: “Our organization hates and resents fat people. We object to the enormous amount of food resources you consume while half the world starves.

“We disapprove of you wasting NHS money to treat your selfish greed. We do not understand why you fail to grasp that by eating less you will be better off, slimmer, happy and find a partner who is not perverted.

“We also object that the term beautiful pig is used as an insult. You are not a pig. You are a fat and ugly human.”

Florish called the note from Overweight Haters cowardly and hateful.

Police warned those who are behind the campaign, that they are facing arrest due to antisocial behavior as nobody has the right to make passengers feel uncomfortable.

15-year-old girl kills herself because she was allergic to WiFi

Jenny Fry 
By: Wayne Morin

A teenage girl decided to end her life after suffering an unexplained illness for 3 years, which she and her parents blamed on WiFi, a court in the United Kingdom heard.

15-year-old Jenny Fry was a student at the Chipping Norton School in Oxfordshire in the years before her death.

For three years, Fry was constantly tired, suffered from headaches and had bladder problems. Her parents, Debra Fry and Charles Newman, believe that her illness was caused by her sensitivity to WiFi, also known as EHS.

The parents told the court that they had no indication that their daughter was about to hang herself.

In fact, when the parents suspected that the WiFi was making their daughter sick, they took all wireless devices out of their home.

However, the girl was exposed to WiFi at school, and she continued showing symptoms of EHS.

The parents spoke with the principal of the school, but he rejected their request to stop using WiFi as research shows that it is perfectly safe.

The parents are now campaigning to remove WiFi from schools and are urging the government to research EHS.

According to the police investigation, the girl sent text messages to her friend detailing her plan to kill herself, but she didn’t have her phone and saw the messages after the teenager was dead.

Puppy that was burned with hot water and thrown off building for chewing owner's phone survives

Yan Yingying with Tuffy 
By: Wayne Morin

A puppy suffered horrific injuries at the hands of its owner.

The puppy was nursed back to health after suffering horrific injuries when its owner burned it with boiling water and threw the dog out of a fourth-floor apartment window.

The dog that was renamed Tuffy because of it tough fighting nature, was left to die after being attacked for chewing its owner's cellphone in Chengdu, China.

30-year-old Yan Yingying, who found the dog on the ground, rushed it to a veterinarian and paid for its treatment.

With Tuffy showing little improvement, Yingying contacted the charity Animals Asia for help. The dog needed skin grafts after suffering burns to over 60 percent of its body.

The dog was forced to sleep with its eyes open as its eyelids was severely wounded.

Animals Asia veteran Emily Drayton said that she was “shocked and sickened to the core” when she saw the injured puppy. “I've never seen an animal in so much pain,” Drayton said.

The dog was covered in bandages for months and needed round the clock painkillers. Tuffy has since recovered and is now living with Yingying, the woman who rescued it from the street.

Chris Rock under investigation for bringing South African girl to United States without legally adopting her

Chris Rock with former wife and kids 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police in South Africa confirmed that they are investigating Chris Rock and his former wife, for taking a girl to the United States.

Rock and his former wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, who are going through a divorce, brought the girl named Ntombi, to their home in Alpine, New Jersey, in 2008, via a travel visa.

The couple took her from her parents with their consent, but without formally adopting her, leading police to investigate the case as child trafficking.

Rock, who had been raising the girl with his former wife, said that the 7-year-old child is the daughter of a family friend from South Africa.

His former wife first met the family at a charity event.

Police said that the law prevents parents from allowing their children to travel overseas indefinitely with third parties.

Police in South Africa, said that they are concerned because there has not been regular contact between the 7-year-old girl and her biological parents, who have three other children.

“If money or gifts changed hands in exchange for the child going overseas, it sounds very much like child trafficking,” police said.

The couple raised the young girl as their own along with their two biological daughters. The issue was brought to the attention of police because Compton-Rock is looking to legally adopt the girl.

Mother jailed after her 12-year-old son killed an 8-year-old boy for no reason

Anita and her son Jamarion Lawhorn 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested, charged and convicted of child abuse after her son killed a younger boy for no reason.

Anita Lawhorn of Michigan, was sentenced to one year in prison after her 12-year-old son stabbed another boy to death in a playground.

Jamarion Lawhorn murdered 8-year-old Connor Verkerke, by stabbing him four times in the back with a knife.

Despite his age, he was charged with first-degree murder. Jamarion allegedly told police that he killed the boy because he was fed up with life.

Sadly, police learned that his mother had a long history of abusing her children. She and her boyfriend tested positive for drugs, and their home was not appropriate for children, police said.

Jamarion had bruises on his body, and he told police that they were caused by his mother’s boyfriend Bernard Harrold.

A judge has sentenced Lawhorn and Harrold to one year in prison followed by five years probation for the abuse.

The court heard that Lawhorn, had a history of child abuse. In 1996, she lost custody of her two daughters after police found her 1-year-old daughter with four broken bones and her 3-year-old child with cigarette burns on his chest.

In 2004, she was again investigated for abuse. However, the children were not removed from the home. The couple was ordered to take parenting classes.

Man grabs jogger by hair and rapes her in park before using her credit card

Paul Niles 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested for rape after he was seen on video using the victim’s credit card, police in New York said.

New York City police said that on Wednesday approximately 7:30 p.m., a 26-year-old woman was jogging in East River Park near Cherry Street, when the suspect, who was on a bicycle, approached her and motioned to her to be quiet.

The victim turned and ran in the opposite direction. However, the suspect grabbed her by the hair, put his arm around her neck and dragged her to the amphitheater by the park’s Grand Street footbridge, where he raped her.

When he was done, the suspect stole the victim's credit card and fled the scene. The victim was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, where she was treated and released.

The suspect who was identified as 28-year-old Paul Niles, surrendered to police after videos showed him using the victim’s credit card at a nearby store.

Woman stabs her friend because she thought he was a turkey

Shawtaine Hayes 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly stabbing her friend because she mistook him for turkey, police in Florida said.

Lake Park police said that they have arrested 37-year-old Shawtaine Hayes, after she was accused of stabbing her friend, who was not identified, with a large kitchen knife and threatening a woman.

Hayes was charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated battery. She was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, and her bail was set $15,000.

Hayes denied the allegations, saying that her friend stabbed himself. The victim also denied the allegations, saying that Hayes stabbed him because she thought he was a turkey.

According to the police investigation, on Saturday around 1:30 p.m., Hayes started arguing with a woman and the man. Hayes had been drinking vodka since early that morning, and was very intoxicated.

Hayes then grabbed a knife, raised it above the woman’s head and threatened her. At some point, she also stabbed the man.

Police found him in the emergency room of the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center with injuries to his stomach and right shoulder.

The victim told police that he did not think the stabbing was intentional because the defendant thought he was a turkey.

Police found two knives in the kitchen sink. One of the knives was bloody.

15-year-old boy files lawsuit against President Barack Obama for failure to act on climate change

Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) U.S. President Barack Obama was slapped with a lawsuit after being accused of failing to act on climate change, according to court documents.

15-year-old Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh of Colorado, said that he is very disappointed by the lack of action by the Obama administration in regards to climate change.

Ironically, Tonatiuh received the U.S. Community Service Award in 2013, which was presented to him by President Obama for his environmental activism.

Now, the teenager is joining forces with climatologist James Hansen, to sue the Obama administration for inaction regarding the use of fossil fuels.

Tonatiuh is one of 21 plaintiffs suing the president for his failure to stop fossil fuels in the U.S.

Tonatiuh expects the lawsuit to send a clear message to Obama that he is not doing his job as president, and that a bunch of kids are very disappointed.

Man pushes his roommate into mirror because he spent too much time in the toilet

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By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after allegedly beating his roommate because he spent too much time in the toilet, police in New Jersey said.

Jersey City police said that they have arrested the 32-year-old suspect, who was not identified, after being accused of punching his roommate and throwing him threw a mirror.

The suspect was charged with simple assault and domestic violence.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Saturday around 2:00 a.m. in an apartment building, where the victim and the suspect live.

The victim told police that the suspect yelled at him through the closed toilet door because he wanted to use the bathroom.

When he came out, the suspect punched him and threw him into a mirror. The victim's neck was cut by broken glass, but he refused treatment for his injuries.

The suspect suffered minor cuts on his left arm.

Woman puts duct tape around dog’s mouth because it didn’t shut up

Brown with duct tape on mouth 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty after allegedly putting duct tape on her dog’s mouth because it didn’t shut up, police in North Carolina said.

Cary police said that they have arrested 44-year-old Katharine F. Lemansky, after she allegedly admitted to police that she put duct tape on her dog’s mouth because it didn’t stop barking.

She was charged with one count of animal cruelty. If convicted, Lemansky faces up to 150 days in jail. According to the police investigation, Lemansky posted a photo on Facebook last week, showing a dog gagged with duct tape.

The post sparked outrage on the Internet, where it went viral.

The photo came along with the message: "This is what happens when you do not shut up.”

Police said that the dog identified as Brown, will not be seized as animal control officers found nothing wrong with it and another dog under the care of Lemansky.

The dogs were found to be very clean, well fed and comfortable. There were no signs of injuries. The Facebook message was shared hundreds of thousands of times since Friday.

The Facebook post was removed on Sunday.

Councilman and wife who adopted 12 children arrested for child abuse

Jonathan Robert Schumm and Allison Nicole Schumm 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A couple was arrested for allegedly abusing some of their adopted children.

The Kansas politician and his wife, were arrested for abusing five of the 16 children in their care, police said.

Jonathan Robert Schumm, 34, a councilman in Topeka, and his wife, Allison Nicole Schumm, 32, were arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault and four counts of endangering a child, according to the police report.

The abuse allegedly involved children between the ages of 5 and 16.

The Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) asked the Topeka Police Department to aid them in their investigation about physical abuse against the children.

Arrest warrants were issued for the pair after the investigation that began earlier this month.

Court documents reveal that a 12-year-old child was tortured and beaten by the couple, who have 16 children.

12 were adopted and four are their biological children.

The couple was allegedly homeschooling all of their children. In 2013, the councilman and his wife were honored with the Angels in Adoption Award, which honors people who help children in need of homes.

Preacher robs and rapes prostitutes in hotel rooms

Gabriel Omogbo 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A preacher in Maryland, is facing life in prison for beating, robbing and raping women he meet for sex.

According to his Facebook page, Gabriel Omogbo preaches at the Celestial Church of Christ in Riverdale, and is a former student at the Bowie State University.

Omogbo of Hyattsville, was arrested after being accused of beating, robbing and raping prostitutes in hotels around Washington D.C.

Omogbo was charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, assault and reckless endangerment.

Police believe that the 33-year-old man used the website to find female escorts who were willing to meet him in hotel rooms.

In the first two attacks, he was accused of raping and robbing two women he met online. In the third attack, he is accused of threatening a woman with a knife.

He ordered the woman to undress before saying: “You are going to die today.” He then hit her, cut her arms, legs and hands, and stole her iPad, cellphone and $300 cash.

The woman survived and told police that before the preacher fled the hotel room, he offered her a glass of water.

Omogbo was arrested after security cameras in the hotels, showed a man with a description of Omogbo wearing jeans and brown loafers leaving at the time of the attacks.

DNA evidence collected at all crime scenes match Omogbo.

Wedding photographer abandons bride and groom at beach to save drowning boy

Chantelle Botha 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A photographer in South Africa, was hailed as a hero after saving a young boy from drowning.

Chantelle Botha, 31, of KwaZulu-Natal, spent fifteen minutes performing Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the child before beach lifeguards took over.

Botha, who is a wedding photographer, was busy taking photos of a marriage ceremony when she spotted the drowning boy.

Botha said that she did not see any adults around. She witnessed two boys trying to pull the drowning 5-year-old boy from the water.

The incident unfolded just as the couple was about to say “I do.” She told her two colleagues that she will be back soon and ran to help the child. “I just dropped my camera and ran,” Botha said.

Botha said that when she reached the boy and he had no pulse. After doing CPR, she felt a weak pulse. She continued caring for the child until emergency workers arrived at the scene.

The child was taken to a hospital, and thanks to Botha’s life saving efforts, the child is recovering.

This is the first time Botha performed CPR on a person. She said that she learned first aid skills by attending courses and watching her husband, who is a paramedic in Margate.

When the child was taken away from the beach, Botha went back to her job. “I worked at the reception afterwards as if nothing happened,” she said.

Woman who escaped car crash killed while trying to retrieve purse

Car crash illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A woman who survived a car crash, was killed while trying to get her purse from her vehicle, police in New York said.

25-year-old Brittany Leith, who was a single mother of a 3-year-old girl named Zoey, was not hurt when her Nissan hit the center median and flipped onto its roof in Long Island.

Other drivers came to her aid and helped her get out through a broken window. However, after climbing out of the wreckage unharmed and being escorted to safety, Leith decided to return to her car to pick up her belongings.

The good Samaritans who helped Leith get out of the car at 3:45 a.m. on Sunday, begged her not to cross the Southern State Parkway alone as it was dark.

However, she insisted on going back to get her purse. As she walked back, she was struck and instantly killed by a passing car.

Leith worked in a salon in North Babylon, and was trying to obtain a business license.

According to State Police Senior Investigator Thomas Hughes, Leith was adamant that she had to collect her belongings despite warnings from other motorists.

While officers were investigating the incident, a passing motorist struck a police cruiser from behind. The officer was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.