British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty in New York of recruiting and grooming young girls to be sexually abused by the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell faces spending the rest of her life behind bars after the 12-person jury convicted her on five of the six counts she was facing, including the most serious charge of sex trafficking a minor. A WRAP OF GHISLAINE MAXWELL SEX CRIMES TRIAL
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A 73-year-old New York grandmother outsmarted scammers who pretended to be her grandson and said he needed $8,000 to be bailed out of jail
"I told him I had the money in the house, and I figured, he's not going to fall for that. Well, he fell for that hook, line, and sinker," the woman said.
The mother refused to give the child's name to the woman. But the woman somehow already knew his name and began to call it out, police said.
Law enforcement seized 20 firearm, about 5,000 rounds of ammunition and numerous high-capacity magazines from a Ravenna Township home on Friday.
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Police arrested a Georgia pastor and charged him with false imprisonment after officials allegedly found eight people locked inside his basement.The pastor has disputed the charges.The Griffin Police Department said in a news release on Jan. 18 that Curtis Keith Bankston, 55, and his wife, Sophia Simm-Bankston, 56, were running an "unlicensed group home" at the house "under the guise of a church known as One Step of Faith 2nd Chance."An...
- Miami Herald
“It had to be divine intervention.”
The four-year-old girl was taken from a campsite and held in a locked house for 18 days.
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A Connecticut man has been charged with intimidation based on bigotry or bias, breach of peace and criminal trespassing after, authorities said, he hurled a
Evoking "Weekend at Bernie's," the incident occurred after a man was told the pensioner must be present to collect the money, reports said.
- Kansas City Star
In February 2019, Crystal Smith was working as a teacher at the Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School when she was caught on surveillance cameras kicking a 5-year-old girl.
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Friends of a nurse who was fatally struck by an off-duty police officer, who then loaded the body into his car and drove home, are still reeling in shock and grief.
Maryland officials discover the body of a deceased man inside his home filled with more than 120 snakes, some venomous
According to the Charles County Sheriff's Office, more than 100 snakes "were discovered in tanks situated on racks" inside the man's home.
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Norwalk Police DepartmentA Connecticut government official gunned down her tenant this week over a rent payment dispute, police say.Ellen Wink, 61, was arrested Thursday after she allegedly shot and killed a tenant in her building, 54-year-old Kurt Lametta. Police say it was Wink herself who called the police about the shooting at her Norwalk building, where they arrived to find Lametta suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Wink—a local landlord and the city
Anouar Sabbar, 28, had consensual sex with nine victims and then demanded payment, saying he was an escort. He was sentenced to five years in jail.
- Myrtle Beach Sun News
A parent was arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly lashed out at a school nurse and blew in her face because his child had been sent home to quarantine after coming into contact with a sick student.
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Two Canadian guests are dead and another injured after a Friday shooting at a luxury hotel in Mexico, officials announced on Twitter last week.
- LA Times
Police had blocked off Park Avenue in multiple directions, and at least a dozen plastic cones marking shell casings could be seen in the street.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
5 people found dead in home near North 21st and West Wright streets in Milwaukee; police investigating deaths as homicides
Milwaukee police are investigating the deaths of five people found near North 21st and West Wright streets as homicides.
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With no shortage of bizarre clues, "nothing is what it seems" in the investigation into Suzanne Morphew's untimely disappearance.
- Kansas City Star
Jordan Mackey says his multiple prosecutions must be politically motivated against him as “a Republican Christian male.” | Editorial
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Cpl. Charles Galloway did not have a chance to defend himself in the “senseless” shooting, officials say.