Walmart refuses to provide health insurance to spouse of employee because she was in a lesbian relationship

Lesbian couple (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A woman of Massachusetts, filed a lawsuit against Walmart, after the company refused to provide her spouse with health insurance because they were in a lesbian relationship.

At the time, Walmart provided health insurance to married couples in heterosexual relationships.

After the lawsuit was filed by Jacqueline A. Cote, Walmart revised their policy and began covering spouses of employees in same sex relationships.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that Walmart discriminated against Cote because of her sexual orientation.

Now, Cote and her lawyers filed a motion, asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to grant preliminary approval of a class action settlement in Cote's action that challenged Walmart's lack of health insurance benefits for same-sex spouses prior to 2014.

The $7.5 million proposed settlement would pay for claims by Walmart associates in the United States and Puerto Rico, after they were unable to obtain health insurance coverage for their same-sex spouses from Walmart from 2011 to 2013, as well as the costs of administering the settlement and legal fees and expenses.

As part of the proposed settlement, Walmart commits to continuing to provide health insurance to spouses of all employees regardless of their sexual orientation.

Cote said: "I'm pleased that Walmart was willing to resolve this issue for me and other associates who are married to someone of the same sex. It's a relief to bring this chapter of my life to a close."

Truck driver kills two men by crashing into their car while messaging his girlfriend on Facebook

Marian Olteanu and Ion Calin 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A truck driver caused the death of two people while messaging his girlfriend on Facebook and driving on a highway, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Now, the truck driver has been sentenced to serve six years in prison after his decision to use his mobile phone while driving caused the death of two people.

Keith Mees, 49, of Pingle Farm Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The Southampton Crown Court heard how Mees had been distracted as he used his mobile phone to access Facebook while driving along the M271.

It was this distraction that resulted in the collision shortly before 5:15 p.m., which involved three trucks and a Ford Mondeo.

The driver of the car, Marian Olteanu, 35, of Shirley, Southampton, and his passenger, father-of-two Ion Calin, 42, of Shirley, Southampton, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

One of the truck drivers suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Southampton General Hospital. Mees was also injured.

Mees was disqualified from driving for seven years.

Immigrants sexually assault teenagers after mayor invited refugees to join party with 1,300 18 year olds in city

Girls at party (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

Several girls have filed complaints after being sexually harassed and assaulted during a party for all those turning 18 years old, according to police in Germany.

Munich police said that the incidents unfolded at city hall during the annual party of all those who turn 18 years old.

One 17-year-old girl was identified as Constanze, claims that a number of young migrants danced aggressively around her and her friends throughout the night.

At one point, the girls told them that they were not interested, but the migrants did not leave them alone and continued the harassment.

When the girls eventually left the dance floor, they were followed by the migrants who grabbed them and tried to drag them to an empty room.

Security guards managed to stop the attack and removed the immigrants from city hall. Another 18-year-old woman was not so fortunate.

The teenager was attacked by an 18-year-old migrant of Syria, who hit her several times while trying to kiss her. The woman managed to flee from her attacker and called the police.

The man was arrested on a charge of sexual assault. Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter condemned the attack, saying that such behavior will not be tolerated.

Reiter also promised to prevent such attacks at future parties.

School owner installs video camera disguised as fire alarm in bathroom to record teenage girls

Video camera (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man who wanted to record child porn videos in a school bathroom, installed a video camera, which was disguised as a fire alarm, according to police in Japan.

Okayama police said that they have arrested 33-year-old Takeshi Maruyama, after being accused of producing child pornography at a school that prepares teenagers for college.

Maruyama was also charged with trespassing in connection with an unrelated case in which he entered a school to take voyeurism videos in the bathroom.

The hidden camera was uncovered after police seized his computer, which contained videos of teenagers using the bathroom of his school.

The video camera was mounted on the wall of the girls bathroom and looked just like a fire alarm.

Elderly taxi driver rams vehicle into hospital killing three patients

Taxi (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Several hospital patients were killed while being treated after an elderly taxi driver rammed his vehicle into the facility, according to police in Japan.

Fukuoka police said that they have arrested 64-year-old Tatsuo Matsuoka, after being accused of accelerating his vehicle into the Harasanshin Hospital.

Matsuoka has been charged with negligent driving resulting in death or injury. According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Saturday around 5:00 p.m.

Witnesses at the scene said that they noticed the car accelerating right before crashing into the hospital. The car went through a window, pass through a large room and hit the opposite wall.

Matsuoka had been a taxi driver for 30 years and he had no known health conditions. 44-year-old Moriyuki Hanada and his wife, Misayo, 44, died as a result of the crash.

Kazuyuki Endo, 53, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Seven people were injured and are in serious condition.

Matsuoka claimed that he tried to stop the vehicle, but the brakes did not work.

5-year-old girl drowns in pool while babysitter was busy smoking meth and marijuana

Jacqueline Chiara Bjorndal and Aubrey Alcott 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A babysitter who was too busy smoking drugs, did not realize that the young girl she was supposed to watch jumped into the pool and drowned, according to police in Florida.

The Palm Bay Police Department said that they have arrested 22-year-old Jacqueline Chiara Bjorndal, following the drowning death of 5-year-old Aubrey Alcott.

Bjorndal has been charged with one count of aggravated manslaughter by neglect of a child. She was booked into the Brevard County Jail, and her bail was set at $50,000.

A judge banned Bjorndal from babysitting children, and she was ordered to stay away from her home. According to the criminal complaint, the girl’s mother left Alcott in the care of Bjorndal.

She told Bjorndal to not allow her child near the pool because she could not swim. Instead of watching the girl, Bjorndal drank alcoholic beverages, and smoked meth and marijuana.

Alcott left the home and jumped into the pool, where she drowned. When Bjorndal’s roommate came home, he noticed a body in the pool.

He pulled her out and called the police.

Former USPS employee breaks into post office to steal valuables to have money for cocaine

Francis Keller 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man who needed cash to buy cocaine, broke into a post office to steal valuables, according to police in Florida.

Boynton Beach police said that they have arrested 56-year-old Francis Keller, after being accused of breaking into the United States Postal Service branch on Seacrest Boulevard.

Keller has been charged with one count of burglary of an unoccupied structure.

Keller was also charged with armed robbery and armed carjacking in connection with an unrelated incident in which he stole cash from a man and carjacked a 16-year-old boy.

He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, where he is being held without bail. According to the criminal complaint, police arrived at the post office after the alarm went off.

Officers found Keller inside, and he was using scissors to open packages. Keller told them that he worked for the post office for 30 years and he let himself in using the security code to the front door.

Keller was very intoxicated when he told officers that he planned to steal valuable items to buy crack.

Man who wanted to kill himself uploads videos of him and his girlfriend having sex to porn websites

Benjamin J. Barber 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man who wanted to take revenge against his former lover, uploaded videos of himself and his girlfriend to several porn sites, according to police in Oregon.

Hillsboro police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Benjamin J. Barber, after being accused of publicizing several videos, showing him and his former girlfriend having sex.

Now, Barber has been found guilty of five counts of unlawful dissemination of an intimate image. He was sentenced to serve six months in prison.

Barber was also ordered to serve five years of probation. He was banned from having any contact with the woman and has to destroy all intimate images he has of her.

Barber is not allowed to use any computer for any reason except work for the duration of his probation.

According to the criminal complaint, Barber uploaded four pornographic videos of himself and the woman to nine websites.

The videos were taken while the two were a couple. They were no longer together when the videos were posted on porn sites.

Barber said that he believed he had the right to do what he wanted with the videos and that the woman had no right to privacy.

The woman discovered the videos after Barber threatened to upload the clips.

Barber revealed that he uploaded the videos because he was thinking about suicide and wanted to memorialize himself on the Internet.

Teacher records her sexual encounters with 14-year-old student in special journal

Nicole Wilfinger 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A teacher who fell in love with her student and had sexual encounters with him, recorded all her actions in a special journal, police in Nevada said.

Las Vegas police said that they have arrested 37-year-old Nicole Wilfinger, after being accused of having sex with her 14-year-old student.

Now, Wilfinger has been sentenced to serve up to 72 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of statutory sexual seduction and one count of sexual conduct between certain employees or volunteers of school and pupil.

According to the criminal complaint, Wilfinger, who was a math teacher at the Molasky Junior High School, kept a diary on her cellphone, detailing her relationship with the 14-year-old student.

The journal detailed all her first encounters she had with the student, including the first time she had a conversation with him and the first time they had sex.

Wilfinger and the teenager told police they had sex three times.

Police found evidence of about 2,000 phone calls between Wilfinger and the student. Investigators also retrieved 156 text messages and 325 images that had been erased from Wilfinger's phone.

Man breaks into sleeping woman’s home to pet her cat beside her bed

Jasper Fiorenza 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man who loves cats, broke into a sleeping woman’s home to pet her feline that rested beside her bed, according to police in Florida.

St. Petersburg police said that they have arrested 24-year-old Jasper Fiorenza, after the woman woke up to find him beside her bed with her cat.

Fiorenza has been charged with burglary and resisting an officer without violence. Fiorenza was booked into the Pinellas County Jail, and his bail has been set at $20,500.

According to the police investigation, Brittney Cline woke up in around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, after her pet cat shrieked. When Cline opened her eyes, she noticed the shadow of a man next to her bed.

When she said “hello,” she noticed someone dropping to the ground. Cline then turned on the lights and noticed the man on the floor and petting her cat.

She told the man to go away, and he left the house. When Fiorenza tried to return to the house on Monday, he was promptly arrested.

Homeless man throws his dog in front of speeding cars to end its misery

Michael Britton 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A homeless man who wanted to end his dog’s misery, threw it into oncoming traffic, according to police in Florida.

Ocala police said that they have arrested 55-year-old Michael Britton, after being accused of throwing his 5-year-old dog into oncoming traffic at least twice.

Britton has been charged with animal cruelty, assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. He was booked into the Marion County Jail, and his bail has been set at $4,000.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday. A couple and a 10-year-old child saw Britton tossing his dog in front of their vehicle.

The car hit the dog, and it ran back to Britton. Britton then threw the dog again into the road. Police were called and the dog was taken to a veterinarian.

The dog was treated and released. The officer who seized the dog took it home and changed its name to Buck. The dog is resting, and is said to be in good condition.

During questioning, Britton told police that someone shot the dog with an arrow. In order to end the dog’s misery, he decided to kill it by throwing it into the road in the path of oncoming traffic.

The vet found no sign of a stab wound.

38-year-old man has sex with 11-year-old girl and gets her pregnant because he had a moment of weakness

Elvin Benitez-Lopez 
By: Feng Qian

A man who could not control his urges, raped a young girl and got her pregnant, according to police in Florida.

Boynton Beach police said that they have arrested 38-year-old Elvin Benitez-Lopez, after being accused of raping the young girl for more than 2 years.

Benitez-Lopez has been charged with 20 counts of raping a minor and one count of impregnating a child. He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, and he is being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, Benitez-Lopez began sexually assaulting the girl since she was 9 years old.

The first time the abuse happened was when Benitez-Lopez opened the bathroom door and touched the girl while she was showering.

Since then, he raped the girl multiple times when she took showers.

The incident came to light when the 11-year-old girl went to the Bethesda Hospital East, where she was told that she was pregnant.

Staff at the hospital called police to report a sexual assault.

During questioning, Benitez-Lopez told police that he raped the girl only once. It happened when the girl came out of the shower, and he saw her wrapped in a towel.

Benitez-Lopez commented that she looked like a grown woman.

He then had a moment of weakness, and raped her.

42-year-old married mother threatens to kill her 15-year-old boyfriend after he began dating a girl his own age

Boy (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A mother of the United Kingdom, was ordered to register as a sex offender for life after she had sex with a 15-year-old boy.

Rachel Marshall, 42, groomed the boy with cash, an iPhone 6 and other gifts. She often had sex with him in her car, and she sent him nude photos of herself.

The Caernarfon Crown Court in Wales, heard how the married mother of two teenage girls, stalked the boy and sent him messages all day, and she eventually contacted his friends.

When the boy began feeling uncomfortable with the relationship and he tried breaking up with her, Marshall did not want to let him go.

When he found a girl his age, Marshall created fake social media accounts and she sent him abusive messages.

Marshall pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual activity with a child. She was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

She will also have to register as a sex offender for life, and she was ordered to stay away from the victim.

Police officer and his girlfriend work as prostitutes offering threesomes on adult websites while out on sick leave

Daniel Moss and Tracey Perryman 
By: Feng Qian

A police officer in the United Kingdom, was suspended from his job after it was discovered that he was working as a prostitute.

Sussex Police said that an investigation uncovered that one of their colleagues was selling sex on, which is an adult services website.

41-year-old PC Daniel Moss, who said that he is bisexual, sold a half-an-hour sex session with himself and his girlfriend Tracey Perryman, 38, for £120 ($152).

On the couple's profile, Tracey wrote: “Look at me and you will think that I am the girl next door. Look at us as a couple, and we are a young energetic couple who you could pass on the street. Get us in the bedroom and we can be as filthy as you want.

“My boyfriend and I were swingers prior to taking up escorting and we thought, why not do something we love as a job.”

Moss had been off from work for about three months due to complaints of stress when he was selling himself for money.

Although the police officer did not break any law by having threesomes with strangers for money in the privacy of his own home, he could still lose his job for “gross ­misconduct.”

A criminal offense would be to solicit prostitution or to profit from running a brothel or pimping.

72-year-old man is jailed for having sex with 10-year-old girl so she can grow taller

Mohammed Dauhoo 
By: Chan Yuan

A man of the United Kingdom, who groomed a young girl so that he can have sex with her, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Police in London, arrested 72-year-old Mohammed Dauhoo, after it was discovered that he was raping the child while he was out on bail for sexually assaulting other girls.

Dauhoo met the girl when she was 10 years old, and he acted as her father figure after her parents separated. Dauhoo used the fact that the girl is short for her age to his advantage.

He told the girl that she will grow taller after having sex with him. Dauhoo raped the child until she was 13 years old.

Sadly, the girl was not his only victim. He sexually abused three other children who were as young as 4 years old. He was arrested after one of those girl’s exposed him.

Dauhoo was sentenced to 19 years in prison for sexually abusing the three girls. While he was out on bail for this case, he continued having sex with the 13-year-old girl.

The girl finally told her teacher about the abuse and Dauhoo was arrested.

He was convicted of two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, five counts of rape of a child under 13, and two counts of sexual activity with a child.

At sentencing, Judge Sally-Ann Hales said: “She was a child who felt unloved and unwanted at home, and you exploited her own vulnerability for your own sexual gratification.”

He sentenced Dauhoo to an additional 14 and a half years in prison.

Homeless prostitute killed his client and chopped off his manhood so he can eat it

Jerry Pagan 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Police in New York, were called after someone spotted blood coming out of an apartment in the Bronx.

Police found the 68-year-old man dead in a bathtub and his private parts were allegedly found in the kitchen sink at around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Officers found the suspect, 32-year-old Jerry Pagan, in the home. He admitted to the crime and told police that he “wanted to eat the penis.”

Pagan told police that he had sex with the victim a few times in the past. Pagan, who works as a male prostitute, said that he and the victim got into an argument over money.

He claimed that the victim owed him money for a previous sexual encounter, but the victim denied it. The two got into a heated argument before things turned physical and he killed the older man.

He told police that he used scissors to cut off the victim’s manhood. He was charged with second-degree murder.

Armed thieves order man to prepare warm bath and cook them a meal before robbing him

Peter Matawo 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was shocked after three brazen thieves wanted rob him, but not while they were dirty or hungry.

33-year-old Peter Matawo of Mpumalanga, South Africa, said that the thieves broke into his home, and approached him and his younger brother at gunpoint.

They ordered Matawo to prepare warm bathwater, and they each took a bath while the others kept an eye on Matawo and his brother Daga, 23.

The suspects then raided Matawo’s closet and took his finest clothes. The trio then demanded that Matawo, who is a pizza shop owner, cook them a good meal.

Matawo said that while the thieves were enjoying their meal, they made fun of how scared his brother Daga looked.

When the thieves were done eating, they robbed him. The thieves took money and food before they fled.

Lieutenant Mzwandile Nyambi said that police will investigate the incident.