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Former school leader gets 40-year sentence for sex crimes
SAWYER, N.D. (AP) - Sawyer's former school superintendent and high school principal has been sentenced to serve 40 years in prison for sexually abusing three teenage boys and possessing child pornography. Charles Soper, 52, pleaded guilty in April to several felony and misdemeanor charges, and prosecutors dropped a human trafficking ...
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DC Safe Surrender aims to reduce outstanding bench warrants
WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia officials are giving people with outstanding bench warrants the opportunity to self-surrender rather than be arrested. The Safe Surrender program is taking place on the next three Saturdays at D.C. Superior Court. Officials say the program allows anyone who has an outstanding parole, pre-trial ...
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Bronx fare-beating bust leads cops to solving attempted rape case
A fare-beating arrest in the Bronx Wednesday led cops to solve a year-old attempted rape case, authorities said.
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Ex-San Francisco 49ers FB Bruce Miller faces seven felony counts
The Sports Xchange The San Francisco 49ers moved quickly to release fullback Bruce Miller.
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Anonymous hacker faces 16 years in prison, while Steubenville rapists walk free
An Anonymous hacker who helped expose the gang rape of a teenage girl in Steubenville, Ohio, is facing up to 16 years in prison, but her attackers are already roaming free. Read Full Article at
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Aurora man found guilty of weapons charges
An Aurora gang member who led police on a foot chase and was caught with a loaded gun in September 2015 was found guilty Wednesday of weapons charges.
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Man sentenced for groping girl at Wichita high school
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita man was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for assaulting a student in a high school bathroom last year. Guy Harris was sentenced Thursday for misdemeanor sexual battery in the September 2015 assault on an 18-year-old female student at East High School. Police ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Felony Misdemeanor Assault Crime Battery Probation Criminal law Assault occasioning actual bodily harm
Monee mayor accused of striking youth umpire pleads not guilty
The south suburban mayor who admitted he made contact an umpire at a youth baseball game pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony battery charges in Will County court. Monee Mayor Jay Farquhar told police he acted in self defense during a June 4 incident that the umpire, Tim Nelson, said required...
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Attorney: Family of man shot by Round Lake officer 'devastated'
The defense attorney who represented a Grayslake man fatally shot Friday during an altercation with a Round Lake police officer said Thursday he was shocked by the turn of events. "I thought the kid had turned the corner," defense attorney Gregory Nikitas said Thursday about 22-year-old Michael...
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Man leads police on chase in Waukegan, crashes SUV into house
A man has been arrested after he sped away from a traffic stop Wednesday and led police on a chase, eventually crashing an SUV into a Waukegan house.
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Berea man sentenced for rape of Soviet-era labor camp survivor
Jason Farmer, 30, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for breaking into an 81-year-old woman's apartment and raping her. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Berea man will spend the next quarter-century in prison for the rape of an 81-year-old woman who survived a Soviet-era labor camp as a child. Jason Farmer, 30, stood and watched Thursday as the woman described the gruesome incident and how it has affected her in the twilight of her life, which included watching as a young child as Nazis kill her father and her time spent as a teenager in a Siberian labor camp.  Cuyahoga County Judge Deena Calabrese sentenced Farmer, who previously pleaded guilty to rape, kidnapping and aggravated burglary in the Feb. 11 attack. Farmer is now a Tier III sex offender, meaning he must report his address to the county sheriff every 90 days for the rest of his life once he's released from prison. "In all my years as a county prosecutor and now judge, this is one of the most brutal rapes I've ever seen," Calabrese said. The woman said during the hearing that she knew Farmer who often took walks around her neighborhood. She used to give him a $1 or $2 when he asked because she felt sorry for him. Farmer knocked on the woman's door at her Berea apartment. The woman opened the door, but refused to let him inside. He forced his way into the apartment, cutting the woman's forearm as she tried to slam the door shut. Farmer picked her up and threw her over his shoulder "like potatoes," the woman said. He carried her to her bedroom and raped her. The woman offered Farmer all her money to stop. He did, and took $7. Farmer then told the woman to not tell anyone about the incident. The woman said she was too scared to report the incident but eventually told a neighbor, who convinced her to go to the hospital. Berea police interviewed Farmer, who denied responsibility. DNA from the sexual-assault kit matched Farmer, whose DNA was in the national database because of three prior theft-related felony convictions. Police confronted him with the new evidence and he confessed. The woman said the rape left her unable to stay at her apartment and scared she'll be attacked again. She also said she's bewildered by the attacked. "I could be his great-grandmother," the woman said in broken English. "Why would you want to touch an old lady like that?" Calabrese replied: "No woman should be touched like that." The woman grew up in Slovenia until Nazis stormed into her home at about age 10, hit her father with the butt of a rifle, dragged him out of the home and shot him, according to St. Paul Lutheran Pastor Tom Henderson. He said she was given to a pig farmer, who also ran a bar. The man would allow his bar patrons to rape her in an attic above where the pigs were kept. She was then taken to a Siberian labor camp, and later to a camp in Bosnia, Henderson said. She ended up in the U.S. in 1952. She lived in the Broadway-Fleet neighborhood until gunfire became too regular for her taste. Despite being a poor widow, she moved to the apartment in Berea. "Berea was so beautiful," she said. "I could leave my windows open all the time and I didn't lock my doors sometimes. He would have to be not normal to do this." Farmer suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, defense attorney Patrick DiChiro said. Farmer's IQ is estimated at 72 and has a first-grade reading ability, DiChiro said.  "I didn't mean to cause that much harm," he said during the hearing. "I want to say I'm sorry."  To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section.
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Ruling loosens ban on owning guns after minor convictions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that some people convicted of comparatively minor state crimes should get a chance to legally own guns, issuing a divided decision that reshapes longstanding rules. The narrowly divided 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday sided with two Pennsylvania ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Crime Misdemeanor Criminal law Appeal Law Felony Firearm Property
Student testifies against former teacher accused of sexually assaulting him

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Self-described white supremacist with meth wounded by Fla. cops
A self-described white supremacist was wounded in a gunfight with Florida detectives on Wednesday.
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Brock Turner registers as sex offender
Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer who spent three months in jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, has registered as a sex offender in western Ohio, a police official said Tuesday.
7481 points by CNN | Criminal law Felony Police Sex offender Misdemeanor Crime Antisocial personality disorder Assault
Man impersonating an Uber driver allegedly assaults UMass student
A Holyoke man was charged with indecent assault and battery after allegedly impersonating an Uber driver and assaulting a female University of Massachusetts student, university police said in a statement Tuesday. On Sunday, police received a report of an indecent assault and battery taking place Saturday morning. Around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, a man allegedly approached the female […]
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Suspect in Longmont Facebook stabbing sentenced to 19 years in prison
A Boulder District Judge on Wednesday sentenced a suspect in an online squabble that led to a stabbing outside a Longmont apartment last year to 19 years in prison.
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Cosby due in Pennsylvania court with streamlined legal team
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby's defense team will have a new look when the actor returns to court for a hearing on Tuesday in his sexual assault case.
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Should Brock Turner be referred to as a rapist?

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Waller County takes too long to process poor defendants' requests for counsel, report says

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Gwinnett high school football players charged in armed robbery

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Mom defends football player after arrest

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Tenn. fugitive caught after chase in Royal Oak
Timothy England has been awaiting trial for a bank robbery in Tennessee — the latest in a string of prior convictions.        
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4 more principals facing judge today
Today, four more Detroit principals face sentencing for stealing. Will they get breaks, like the others?        
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Oklahoma mother, daughter accused of incestuous marriage
Patricia Spann, 43, has married both her daughter Misty, 25, and one of her sons, marriage records in Comanche County showed.
3377 points by Daily News | Marriage Family Sexual intercourse Felony Kinship Incest Lawton Oklahoma Child welfare
Father-to-be fights for life after ex-con punches him into a coma
Even if the expectant father lives, he may never lay eyes on his first child.
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Tennessee fugitive caught after chase in Royal Oak
Timothy England has been awaiting trial for a bank robbery in Tennessee – the latest in a string of prior convictions.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Crime Assault Crimes Felony Misdemeanor Arrest Police Battery
Former Penn State president guilty of endangering children in Sandusky case

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Chronic, affluent Kansas shoplifter gets prison time
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An affluent suburban Kansas City woman with a history of shoplifting was sentenced Friday to a year and seven months in prison for her thefts of tens of thousands dollars of items, often peddled out of…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Theft Misdemeanor Criminal law Crime Shoplifting Burglary Felony Larceny
Cleveland man fired shots at a woman and her daughter, police say.
A Cleveland man is accused of shooting at a woman and her daughter outside a home in the city's Glenville neighborhood. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland man is accused of shooting at a woman and her daughter after a dispute on the city's East Side. Vraimone Parker, 24, is charged with felonious assault in the Feb. 16 incident on East 113th Street near Superior Avenue in the city's Glenville neighborhood. The victims, a 51-year-old woman and her 28-year-old daughter, went to the home about 3 a.m. to confront a person with whom the daughter was fighting, according to a Cleveland police report. Another man, who the mother identified as Parker's brother, stuck his head out of a window and pulled out a gun, the report says. The trio exchanged words before the man ordered the women off his property. Several people gathered behind the man, and the mother told police that she heard the man order someone else to put their gun away, the report says. Parker opened fire as the women retreated to their car and drove away, court documents say. Two others were in the vehicle at the time. Parker ran away after the shooting, the report says. Police later found six spent bullets at the scene. No one was injured in the shooting, the report says. A warrant for Parker was issued Wednesday, but he is not in custody. To comment on this story, please visit's crime and courts comments section. 
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CPD detective sues city for alleged Whistleblower Act violation
A Chicago Police officer is suing the city of Chicago for allegedly violating the Illinois Whistleblower act.
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Defense attorneys win access to internal affairs complaints against Baltimore police officer
Attorneys for a group of defendants arrested by a Baltimore police sergeant can view the internal affairs files for more than 30 complaints against him and use them to challenge his credibility, a city judge has ruled.Sgt. Joseph Donato's record includes excessive-force and false-arrest complaints...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Police Pleading Plaintiff Felony Complaint Constable Police brutality Lawsuit
Iowa inmate charged after tossing HIV-tainted urine at guard
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A western Iowa jail inmate infected with HIV has been charged with felony assault after officials say he threw a carton of his urine on a detention officer in Council Bluffs. The Daily Nonpareil reports ( ) that 52-year-old Charles Perkins, of Youngstown, Ohio, is ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Council Bluffs Iowa Battery Misdemeanor Assault Potawatomi Felony Crime English-language films
Houston man in custody after video shows him beating a child
A Houston man has been charged with injury to a child after cameras designed to capture illegal dumping instead caught him beating a 7-year-old.
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‘Shocked’ ex-Jet just can’t believe this about Darrelle Revis
Damien Woody could not believe his eyes and ears when the news broke about Darrelle Revis’ violent altercation last Sunday morning on the streets of Pittsburgh that led to four felony charges and a warrant for his arrest. Woody, the former Jets guard who played with Revis from 2008-10, was scrolling through Twitter on Thursday...
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Family of Kalamazoo shooting victims try to heal
Rich and Tyler Smith were in a car dealership parking lot Feb. 20, 2016, when a gunman ambushed and fatally shot them        
-2 points by The Detroit News | English-language films Assault Murder Felony American films
Florida man planned to bomb Target stores for stock market play: Police
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 17 (UPI) -- Federal investigators accuse Mark Charles Barnett of conspiring to bomb Target stores in Florida, New York and Virginia to make money on the stock market.
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Jets' Revis charged after fight in Pittsburgh last weekend
PITTSBURGH — New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was charged with four first-degree felonies and one misdemeanor after allegedly being involved in a fight with two men last weekend.According to a docket sheet filed Thursday night, the 31-year-old Revis is facing two counts of aggravated assault, along with charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and terroristic threats — a misdemeanor — after the incident Sunday at 2:43 a.m.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Assault Misdemeanor Darrelle Revis Crime Felony Battery National Football League University of Pittsburgh
FBI: White supremacist bought gun for Dylann Roof-style attack
Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.        
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Akron man who raped children, gave them STDs sentenced to life in prison
Delacey Walters, 27, will not be eligible for parole for 45 years, a news release from the Summit County Prosecutor's Office says. AKRON, Ohio - An Akron man who was found guilty last month of raping three children was sentenced Thursday to life in prison. Delacey WaltersSummit County Jail  Delacey Walters, 27, was sentenced in Summit County Common Pleas Court and will not be eligible for parole for 45 years, the Summit County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. Walters was convicted Jan. 31 of nine counts of rape of a child under 10 years old and five counts of gross sexual imposition. Walters sexually abused three girls - a 2-year-old and two 8-year-olds - between October and December 2015, police said. The abuse took place while the girls' mother was at work. The children reported the sexual abuse to their father, who alerted police. Doctors discovered that Walters gave all three girls sexually transmitted diseases, prosecutors said. Walters lied to investigators and tried to hide the results of his medical tests from police, the release states. Walters has two previous felony convictions. He spent two years behind bars after hitting a Akron police cruiser during a 2012 chase, records show. He was also convicted of aggravated assault in 2007. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the crime and courts comments section. 
15 points by The Plain Dealer | Criminal law Rape Crime Assault Child abuse Felony Human sexual behavior Domestic violence
Washington state man charged in fatal highway crash
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man is facing charges in connection with a head-on collision last year on U.S. Highway 12 that caused the death of a 17-year-old girl. The Union-Bulletin reports ( that 25-year-old Kasey Parsons of Walla Walla was charged Tuesday with vehicular homicide and ...
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2 men charged with breaking into health food store: Evanston police
Evanston police arrested two men Thursday in connection with an early morning burglary at a local specialty grocery store. Nicholas A. Economos, 29, of the 2800 block of West Glenlake in Chicago, and Alejandro J. Elvira, 21, of the 9200 block of Fairway Drive in Des Plaines, were each charged with...
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Jets' Darrelle Revis charged after alleged fight in Pittsburgh last weekend
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was charged with four first-degree felonies and one misdemeanor after allegedly being involved in a fight with two men last weekend. According to a docket sheet filed Thursday night, the 31-year-old Revis is facing two counts of aggravated assault, along...
2 points by Chicago Tribune | Assault Misdemeanor Crime Darrelle Revis Felony Battery Aggravation University of Pittsburgh
Convicted 'Dance Moms' star allowed to travel overseas
"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller, a convicted felon, has been allowed to travel to England today on business over the objections of federal prosecutors. 
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Darrelle Revis needed treatment after Pittsburgh fight
Alex ButlerFeb. 16 (UPI) -- His status as a member of the New York Jets might be in question, but Darrelle Revis has more pressing matters.
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Video captured shooting that killed Chicago toddler
CHICAGO — Police are examining dramatic video that captured a shooting that killed a toddler and a man authorities say was the intended target.The video , streamed live on Facebook, was taken from inside a car driven by a young woman who was wounded in the shooting. The man and 2-year-old Lavontay White were also in the car.
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Green pleads guilty to murder of his 4 children
Gregory Green, of Dearborn Heights, faces 45-100 years in prison for the murders of two kids and two stepkids        
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Dearborn Heights dad pleads guilty in deaths of 4 kids
A Dearborn Heights man, convicted of killing his first wife, agreed to plead guilty to killing 2 kids, 2 stepkids        
736 points by Detroit Free Press | Murder Assault Felony Carbon monoxide Crimes Capital punishment Homicide Manslaughter
Graham City Council clears up old misdemeanor charge
GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) - A Graham city councilman has gotten an old misdemeanor charge dismissed. The Times-News of Burlington reports ( that Bruce Caldwell Turner II took the 27-year-old case to an Alamance County Superior Court judge Monday. Caldwell was charged in 1989 with misdemeanor assault on a female by ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Councillor Assault Judge Burlington North Carolina Felony Alamance County North Carolina City council Lawyer
Texas neurosurgeon found guilty of maiming patients
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has found a neurosurgeon guilty Tuesday of maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries.
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