2-year-old boy dies of heat while parents cooked meth

Kathleen M. Peacock and Lucas R. Barnes 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) The parents of a 2-year-old boy who died of heat, were arrested on a charge of child abuse after being accused of leaving a space heater in his room while cooking meth, police in Missouri said.

St. Charles police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Kathleen M. Peacock and 25-year-old Lucas R. Barnes, after being accused of leaving a space heater in the room of 2-year-old Braydon Barnes.

The couple was charged with child abuse and neglect and manufacturing meth.

According to the police investigation, Braydon Barnes was left alone in a room with the space heater for 38 hours, as his parents were busy using and cooking meth.

After Peacock noticed that her son is unresponsive, she went to a neighbor’s home for help. The neighbor went into the boy’s room and noticed that the room was extremely hot.

An autopsy revealed that the boy died of hyperthermia.

Dentist pours water on patient before sexually assaulting her

Majid R. Khamesi 
By: Chan Yuan

A dentist was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after allegedly touching the chest of a female patient during a procedure, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested Majid R. Khamesi of Manhattan, after being accused of pouring water on a 34-year-old woman and touching her chest.

Khamesi was charged with one count of forcible touching.

According to the police investigation, the woman came to Khamesi’s clinic located at 30 East 40 Street, to have her braces adjusted.

At some point during the procedure, Khamesi sprayed water on the woman and reached under her shirt. Police said that they received complaints from other women as well.

Student tells police that his teacher had sex with him after she cheated on him with another student

Haeli Noelle Wey 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A student became angry with his lover who was also his teacher, after catching her having sex with another student behind his back, police in Texas said.

Austin police said that they have arrested 28-year-old Haeli Noelle Wey, after being accused of having sex with two of her students.

Wey, who had been teaching at the Westlake High School, was charged with two counts of improper relationship between educator and student.

Wey was booked into the Travis County Jail, and her bail; was set at $75,000.

According to the police investigation, Wey communicated with one of the victims through social networks from the beginning of the school year.

Wey, who was a math teacher, invited the victim to her home, where they had sex.

The boy became angry and told his parents and the police about the affair after he learned that Wey was having sex with another student behind his back.

The alleged relationship lasted several months with both students.

Man chokes his dog and buries it under cases of soda to set it straight

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty after allegedly choking his dog and burying it under cases of soda in his home, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 26-year-old Eric Y. Ranger of Queens, after being accused torturing his dog numerous times.

Ranger was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, failure to provide sustenance, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

If convicted, Ranger faces up to four years in prison.

According to the police investigation, witnesses observed a dark-skinned male with dreadlocks known as “E-Bone,” walking with a dark small pit bull.

He was seen punching, choking and kicking the dog.

One of the eyewitnesses later that afternoon allegedly heard a dog crying and yelping inside the stairwell of Ranger’s residence.

When police reviewed a video made in the third floor hallway at the time, they allegedly observed a dark skinned male with dreadlocks punching and kicking a small black dog.

Police knocked on Ranger’s third-floor apartment door and a black male with dreadlocks, who matched the description given by the two eyewitnesses and whom police recognized to be the man on the surveillance video, answered the door and provided a New York State photo ID, which stated that his name was Eric Ranger.

When police asked to see the dog, they observed a dog matching the descriptions provided by the eyewitnesses and matching the dog observed on the video.

Ranger allegedly said that the dog was his.

In another video, police observed Ranger carrying the dog up three flights of stairs by a collar, which was around the dog’s neck.

In another incident, it is alleged that a police officer observed Ranger punching the dog to the ground. When questioned, Ranger allegedly stated that he was trying to set the dog straight.

Police officers who raided Ranger’s residence, observed the dog inside an upside-down milk crate weighed down with
two cases of soda.

Police also allegedly recovered three loose joints and two envelopes of marijuana from the apartment. Ranger allegedly confirmed that he uses the name “E Bone,” and showed police a tattoo on his arm.

Man hides cameras in coffee shop toilets and records women and children for 6 years

Coffee shop illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested on a charge of voyeurism after hiding cameras in coffee shop toilets and recording men, women, and children, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 38-year-old George Thomas of London, was sentenced to serve four years in prison after being convicted of 10 counts of voyeurism and 5 counts of making indecent images of children.

According to the police investigation, these offenses took place between 2009 and 2015, when Thomas used covert recording equipment to record women, men and children in coffee shop lavatories around London.

He also recorded colleagues in his place of work, as well as three women who worked in his home and two women who lived in a block of houses to which he had access.

The offenses were carefully planned and articulated with each voyeuristic clip saved alongside a photograph of the victim taken in a public area.

These were then organized, labeled and saved on hard drives.

He was implicated following the discovery of a recording device at his place of work on which he had inadvertently recorded himself.

The court heard that this case involved the gross invasion of privacy on a catastrophic scale, which targeted over 3,600 people including 98 children.

It has not been possible to identify many of the victims, but those who have been identified, have described their feelings of distress, anger, anxiety and vulnerability as a result of these actions.

In addition to the prison sentence, Thomas was banned from possessing any covert recording devices or recording anyone without their knowledge.

All offenses were committed between the 1st day of January 2009 and the 28th day of April 2015. Recording devices have been found in branches of Starbucks, Cafe Nero, and Costa Coffee, in the London area.

Taxi driver grabs women and sexually assaults them

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By: Feng Qian

A taxi driver was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after sexually assaulting several women who were passengers in his car, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, Faruk Miah of Leicester, was sentenced to serve four years in jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting three women.

According to the police investigation, Miah took a female passenger from the center of Leicester, where she had been out drinking, to her home address.

When she got out of the taxi, he grabbed hold of her and asked her to kiss him. The victim pushed him away and complained to the police.

Later, it became clear that Miah had been accused of two similar offenses.

In both these previous cases, Miah drove the victims to their destinations, and while they were in a vulnerable position, grabbed them intimately and attempted to kiss them.

In light of the allegations, prosecutors applied to have these proceedings reinstated so they could be prosecuted together.

This was approved and Miah was prosecuted for all three offenses. He was found guilty at Leicester Crown Court, and sentenced to serve four years in prison.

Father kills 5 and 8-year-old daughters during custody dispute with his wife

Crime scene illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Two young girls were killed by their father who wanted custody of them.

Police on Arizona, said that the father killed his daughters before shooting himself in an attempted murder-suicide while being locked in a custody battle with his estranged wife.

The Pima County Sheriff’s department said the man shot and killed his daughters, who were 5 and 8 years old, before shooting himself in the head.

He was taken to a hospital, where he is on life support, officials said. Officers arrived at the home located in the 5700 block of North Kolb Road in Tucson around 7:00 p.m.

They responded to the home after the children's mother called 911 to report that her husband was threatening to hurt the children.

Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos said that father had visitation of the girls at the time of the tragedy. The father recently moved into a condo, which was sparsely furnished, when he killed his daughters.

Police said that officers tried to talk to the man from outside the front door, but soon after, they heard a shot being fired so they forced entry into the house.

The father and his two daughters were found inside, all with gunshot wounds.

The eight years old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. The five-year-old girl was taken to a hospital, but succumbed to her injuries. The father was also taken to the hospital, where he is in critical condition.

20-year-old man will not get his $100,000 in lottery winnings because he is underage

Jobie Boals-Watters 
By: Feng Qian

A man of Iowa, who admitted to spending hundreds of dollars a week on lottery tickets, was overjoyed when he won $100,000.

He went to the lottery office and he was handed a large check. However, his happiness was short lived and he is now in legal trouble.

20-year-old Jobie Boals-Watters was set to receive $70,000 after taxes. However, officials in Des Moines, soon received an anonymous tip, informing them that the man was underage.

The law forbids anyone under 21 years old from buying lottery tickets. Although younger people can have someone over 21 buy the tickets for them.

Boals-Watters originally told officials that his coworker bought him the scratch off lottery ticket, but after receiving the anonymous tip, an investigation and a review of store surveillance videos showed that Boals-Watters actually bought the tickets.

Boals-Watters will not get the money he won, and he face a charge of gambling.

Super Quick Foods on Southeast 30th Street, will also face punishment for not checking the identification of the man before illegally selling lottery tickets to the 20 year old.

Woman arrested for sending black roses to former boss

Black roses illustration  
By: Chan Yuan

A woman was arrested after her former boss felt threatened by her for sending black rises to him.

The woman of Pennsylvania, is accused of the sending black roses and a card reading “karma,” to her former boss.

Police in Thomasville, arrested 41-year-old Dana L. Grim on charges of harassment, police said.

New Holland police said that Grim sent the flowers to her former employer in Lancaster County, through a florist.
When she was arrested, Grim admitted to sending the bouquet and accompanying card.

The employer called police, saying that he felt threatened by the flowers after researching the meaning behind black roses.

Black roses have traditionally been used to symbolize death or revenge. Police did not say why the woman left her job or if she was fired.

However, she was charged with harassment over the roses.

81-year-old woman spends $25,000 on breast enlargement pills in six months

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By: Wayne Morin

An elderly woman was found in possession of thousands of dollars worth of breast enlargement pills.

The 81-year-old woman, who is a retired teacher, was identified as Mrs. Wang. She lives alone in Shaanxi, China.

Wang lived comfortably by using her retirement income. However, when she recently began borrowing money from relatives on numerous occasions, her daughter, Ms. Feng, began to investigate.

Feng found that her mother has been spending all her money on health products, which was recommended to her by a friendly telemarketer.

The telemarketer took the time to shower the elderly woman with affection, and he kept her company on the phone while she was lonely.

Ms. Wang began to enjoy the attention from the telemarketer and she bought all the health products recommended to her.

Within six months, the elderly woman was conned into spending about $25,000 on products, which included many breast enlargement pills and other products that are unfit for use for the elderly or ones that don’t meet health standards.

Feng filed a complaint with the Consumer Complaints Center. An investigation was opened into the matter. Police said that the woman's 15 square meter apartment was filled with boxes of health supplements. It was stacked like a small mountain, most of which were still sealed.

Cang Hongjie, the Director of the Complaints Center, said investigators concluded that Wang did not intend to use the products she was persuaded to buy.

After police managed to track down and contact the telemarketing company, they finally agreed to take back all unopened products and they reimburse Mrs. Wang a total of $17,804.

74-year-old married man steals his son’s wife after having sex with her behind wife’s back

Lovers illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man is devastated and furious after his father had sex with his wife and ultimately moved in with her.

70-year-old Esther Nsingwane of South Africa, said that she was disgusted to learn that her husband was having an affair with their daughter-in-law.

Nsingwane said that her son was so traumatized by his wife leaving him for his father, that he left and hasn't been seen since.

Nsingwane admitted that she still loves her husband and therefore, she is not going to leave him despite his cheating.

Nsingwane said that she supported her husband, 74-year-old Ernest Khoza, throughout their 41 years of marriage, and she is devastated that he used her money to pay for a second home, where he now lives with his son’s wife.

Khoza does not seem to regret his actions, saying: “I still love my wife, but she is old and cannot keep up with me. I have needs that she can no longer satisfy so I just took another wife.”

However, Lucas Ndlamini, 43, who lives close to the cheating couple, said that Khoza is not faithful to his daughter-in-law as she sees strange women going in and out of his apartment all the time.