James Fitton, 66, who is a retired geologist, was found guilty under a 2002 law that has a sentence of seven to 15 years in prison.
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A Louisiana woman's TikTok video has gone viral after she took to the app to complain about an indecent exposure citation she received at a festival.
One person is killed and another is critically wounded after a shooting at a WeatherTech facility Saturday morning.
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Before he became a leading voice for conservative causes on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator James Lankford spent more than a decade as the director of youth programming at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a sprawling campground about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City that attracts more than 50,000 campers in grades six through 12 each year. In 2009, while Lankford worked at the camp, the family of a 13-year-old girl sued a 15-year-old boy who was alleged to have had sex with her at the camp. Lankford, who was not in Congress at the time, is not alleged to have had any direct knowledge of the alleged assault, has not been accused of any wrongdoing and was not a defendant in the lawsuit, which was settled for an undisclosed amount before it was scheduled to go to trial.
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A prosecutor has asked a federal judge to sentence Jerry Harris, a former star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” to 15 years in prison for coercing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos of themselves and soliciting sex from minors at cheerleading competitions. Attorneys for Harris are seeking a sentence of six years. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Guzman wrote in a sentencing memo late Wednesday that Harris used “his status as a competitive cheerleader, his social media persona, and eventually his celebrity and money, to persuade and entice his young victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct for him or with him.”
A Philadelphia woman remains in critical condition after someone set her on fire in a brutal assault. Police responded to reports of rubbish fire on an East Tioga Street in the Kensington section of Philadelphia around 12:36 a.m. on Friday and found a 36-year-old woman who had been set on fire, according to a statement from Philadelphia police to Oxygen.com. Per WPVI-TV, the victim was identified as Alyssa Morales, who had suffered severe burns on more than 60 percent of her body. Medical staff
- The Bulletin
Goldberg said Cruz-Cabrera took Martinez-Acevedo’s young son to a bus stop, re-entered the Ash Street apartment and began boiling a large pot of oil.
A Colorado officer has been sued for fatally shooting a Good Samaritan who stopped an active shooter
Johnny Hurley took out and disarmed an active shooter. But a police officer saw Hurley holding the gunman's rifle, then fatally shot him from behind.
- Miami Herald
A man looking for his lost rooster made a chilling discovery Tuesday evening, according to the West Palm Beach Police Department.
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Jaret Wright was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation. Before he begins probation, he has to successfully complete sex offender treatment.
- Fresno Bee
It’s been eight years of investigating and prosecuting since the Hells Angels murder took place in Fresno.
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The offender fled the building and is still at large, police said.
How about that for a plot twist?
A California man who was arrested for allegedly torturing and disfiguring a woman earlier this month has been identified as a former police officer. Peter Anthony McGuire, 59, was arrested on June 11 for the false imprisonment of a young woman, who he allegedly kept captive while sexually and physically abusing her over the course of several months, the Chino Hills Police Department said in a press release. He was charged with kidnapping, torture, aggravated mayhem, rape, false imprisonment and
A registered sex offender has now been arrested and charged in connection to a horrifying incident in Dyersburg, Tennessee, according to the Dyersburg Police Department.
Glenn Hirsch, the Queens man accused of fatally shooting food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan, has reportedly raised $500,000 to get himself out of jail as early as next week. An investigation revealed that the Great Wall patron had been involved in a series of disturbing encounters with the restaurant’s staff, which allegedly stemmed from a duck sauce dispute last November. At the time, Hirsch reportedly asked for more duck sauce after already taking an entire bin.
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The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home is scheduled to be released from prison next week, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenced on a lesser charge. Mohamed Noor, 36, is scheduled to be released from custody Monday, 18 days shy of the fifth anniversary of the July 15, 2017, fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old dual U.S.-Australian citizen and yoga teacher who was engaged to be married. Noor was initially convicted of third-degree murder and manslaughter, but last year the Minnesota Supreme Court tossed out his murder conviction and 12 1/2-year sentence, saying the murder charge didn't apply to the circumstances of this case.
- Charlotte Observer
The customer had thrown a drink at the manager, according to police.
A California man has been accused by federal prosecutors of climbing onto the roof of a Massachusetts family’s garage so he could secretly record an 11-year-old girl as she changed in her bedroom.
- Myrtle Beach Sun News
‘You have revealed yourself to be a monster,’ U.S. District Court judge told ringleader at Florence sentencing hearing. An Horry County conspirator got 22 years.
- USA TODAY
Legal experts said if you fail to specifically ask for your rights under the Fifth Amendment, you won't necessarily be warned of the consequences.