Chicago, IL – Cook County prosecutors say Scandale Fritz, 16, Kenneth Brown, 15, and Justin Applewhite, 16, raped a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint, then posted a video of the sexual assault on their Facebook pages.
It happened in December of last year when the victim went to Fritz’s home to talk to him. Once inside, the girl said that Brown and Applewhite were also there and that Brown had a gun in his pocket.
Fritz took the girl into the basement were he raped and sodomized her. He then ordered her to have sex with the other two teens. She refused, but later complied because she was scared Brown would kill her.
The girl “knew that all three defendants were gang members of the Black Disciples faction ‘Tay-Town’ and was fearful that [Brown] would shoot her,” Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Bridget O’Brien said.
Tt’s quite common for teens to videotape their illegal activities so they can then share them online, and these teens were no exception. This particular video shows Brown waving a gun in the air while the girl performs a sex act, and all three shouting gang slogans, prosecutors said.…Continue Reading
Philadelphia, PA – Police arrested 26-year-old Attifa Brown inside her daughter’s school after she allegedly assaulted an 11-year-old girl she says has been bullying her daughter.
Brown says while she did go to A.B. Anderson Elementary School with her daughter to confront the other girl, she says she never touched her. ”I don’t beat my own child, let alone somebody else’s,” said Brown.
“The problem here is that we have a 26-year-old mother who has no reason to approach an 11-year-old child, so her credibility as far as I’m concerned is shot,” said Lt. John Walker, Philadelphia Police.
Besides, they say there is video of the incident. According to the 11-year-old victim’s mother, it shows Brown “over my daughter for minutes, poking her in the face, pulling her hair and beating her,” said Bobby Webster.
Brown is facing a myriad of charges, including terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and defiant trespass. School officials are looking into how Brown was able to walk into the school without signing in or without being questioned.…Continue Reading
Orem, UT – A father in Utah got so pissed off at two men who solicited his teenage daughters for sex that he helped arrange a sting that got both of the men arrested.
It happened on Wednesday when the man’s two daughters, ages 14 and 16, were walking through a Macey’s parking lot and were propositioned by 27-year-old Alexander Navidad-Hernandez.
After driving up beside them, he asked the girls if they needed money. He then handed them a five dollar bill with a phone number written on it, telling them to call the number if they needed more dough.
Frightened with their encounter, the girls hurried home and immediately told their father what had happened. Pissed, the father had the oldest daughter call the number to find out exactly what they had to do for the money.
Not surprisingly, the man wanted sex. When the girl agreed to $100, Navidad-Hernandez said that was too high and that he would only pay $30, as would a friend of his who wanted to participate. The girl said she would call him back, which she did, but only after her father had called the Oren police department.…Continue Reading
According to the police report, Harrison and her boyfriend, 24-year-old Jeffrey Wilkinson, were in bed when Harrison got horny and began touching on Wilkinson.
But Wilkinson had no desire to give his dog a bone and told her several times that he did not want to have sex. When he turned away from Harrison, that’s when he said she grabbed him and “bit his penis.”
Aftr getting up and walking out of the home the couple shares with their infant son, Harrison followed and allegedly slapped Wilkinson in the face before spitting in it.
Deputies noted Wilkinson had some minor scratches to his chest but he declined medical treatment for that or his bit penis. He also declined signing a sworn affidavit about the incident, telling police he did not want to press charges against his girlfriend.
Regardless, the couple were handed Domestic Violence packets and Harrison was arrested on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery.…Continue Reading
The teen wasn’t the demon’s first victim, either. The first was 63-year-old Gerald Myers earlier in the day. The 90-lb Hell-Hound attacked the man, pulled him to the ground and dragged him down the street. Myers ended up with 11 stitches, but only because the guy knew a demon’s weak spot – the window to the soul.
“He switched legs and got on my right leg. And that’s when I stuck my fingers in his eyes and he let me go,” Myers said.
A police sergeant got the call regarding the attack on Myers and went in search for the beast. When he found the dog, it was already making a second attempt at a sacrifice for Satan. Tyrell Henry had been walking to school when the skies grew dark and the air dropped by 15 degrees. That’s when the monster attacked, seemingly coming from nowhere.…Continue Reading
TAMPA, FL – John Welden, a 28-year-old pre-med student at the University of South Florida, has been accused of killing his unborn child by tricking his pregnant girlfriend into taking an abortion pill.
Weldon’s girlfriend, 26-year-old Remee Lee, says that when she learned she was pregnant, Welden took her to see his father, an OB/GYN. A sonogram and blood test would confirm that Lee was six-weeks pregnant. The next day, Welden called her saying that the blood tests revealed she had a bacterial infection and would need to start taking Amoxicillin, an antibiotic.
But a federal indictment states Welden had figured out a heinous way to get rid of the baby he did not want, and forged his father’s signature for a prescription pill that can terminate pregnancies. He then switched the labels to make the bottle look like it contained Lee’s antibiotics.
On Good Friday, he showed up with a care package that contained her antibiotic prescription. “He told me to keep taking them. I was supposed to take three a day for days,” she recalled of Welden’s instructions.…Continue Reading
Ocklawaha, FL - Police arrested Billie Jean Williams, 27, and Mary Joyce Daffron, 28, after they say the two women left their young children alone at a beach bar on Mother’s Day so they could go on a booze cruise.
On Mother’s Day, law enforcement were called to Gator Joe’s Bar and Grill on Lake Weir after two children, ages 8 and 6, approached employees to say they could not find their mothers and felt that they had been abandoned.
The children told responding police officers that they were playing on the beach when they noticed their mothers were missing. Police started looking for the women but only found their chairs and belongings undisturbed on the beach.
That’s when a man named “John” approached deputies and told them he knew one of the women and had seen her and the other woman get on a boat an hour earlier. The boat the women were on eventually came back to the beach and the two women, who were highly intoxicated, fell into the water as they tried to get off.…Continue Reading
SANFORD, FL — Rev. Cedric Cuthbert, 49, was arrested Monday on child pornography charges after police say he was viewing child pornography on his computer while on the job at a Disney resort.
Police were first notified about Cuthbert’s actions after Disney contacted them in April after discovering that Cuthbert was trying to access blocked websites while at work at Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort. He was a housekeeping manager there for more than seven years.
Investigators said Cuthbert, a pastor at the St. James AME Church in Sanford, wrote sermons on the same computer he was using to look at young girls performing sex acts on YouTube. He was also accused of reaching out to some of these young ladies in an attempt to offer them guidance.
“you are so cute! Great sexy bodi! Send me a private vid,” he allegedly wrote to one girl. According to the arrest affidavit, semen was found in Cuthbert’s Disney office.
Cedric Cuthbert was arrested and charged with soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct and possession of a sexual performance by a child.…Continue Reading
CLINTON, MO – Destiny Spitler died in her sleep Saturday after putting on her grandmother’s pain patch that she found in the trash.
Paramedics were called to Destiny’s home Saturday morning after family member’s found her not breathing. Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful and the girl was later pronounced dead. An official cause of death has not been released, but investigators found a Fetanyl patch affixed to her thigh.
Destiny’s grandmother uses the pain-killing patches for her back, and it’s believed the girl found one in a trash can, put it on and accidentally overdosed. Destiny’s grandmother issued a warning to others.
“Mothers, fathers … anyone who wears these dang patches, dispose of them, fold them up in tiny little pieces and flush them down the stool so your babies won’t be like mine,” she said.
Toxicologist Dr. Stephen Thornton agrees, stating he has seen many cases in which children have put on discarded pain patches, which still have around 50 percent of the medication they started with, thinking they are stickers.…Continue Reading
Harleyville, SC – Police say 80-year-old Carlton Freeman has died after the double-amputee was dragged from his motorized wheelchair and mauled by four pit bulls.
The attack happened on May 8 as Freeman was driving his motorized wheelchair. The dogs pulled him off his wheelchair and tried to drag him into some nearby woods. The man lost both legs to diabetes, so the only thing he could do was use his hands to protect his throat.
When found, he was suffering from bites from his legs to the top of his head. He was rushed to the hospital where he remained until his death on Sunday. “Upon my examination of Mr. Freeman, it is a wonder that this gentleman was able to hang on as long as he did,’ Coroner Chris Nisbet said in a statement.
Three of the four dogs, a female and her two puppies, belong to a relative of Freeman’s, 61-year-old Barbara Goodwin. Those dogs were found at her home with blood streaks in their fur and have been placed in an animal shelter.…Continue Reading
Milwaukie, OR – Who says you can’t teach an old perv new tricks? Jared Walter, also known as the TriMet Barber, has found himself back in jail after being caught jacking off into a woman’s hair.
TriMet transit police arrested the 26-year-old Monday afternoon as he waited for a bus in downtown Portland. Earlier that day, a woman reported that Walter had shot his wad into a woman hair while inside a TriMet bus. Video from a surveillance camera inside the bus even caught him in the act.
Police believe Walter has done the same thing to at least two other women in the same way in the last three weeks. ”At the time of those first two reports, the victims were unsure as to what had transpired, and the seriousness of the offense was not understood,” Sgt. Pete Simpson said in a news release.
Jared Walter was charged with third-degree sexual abuse, public indecency, harassment and interfering with public transportation. He is being held on $22,000 bail, but still faces an accusation of violating post-prison supervision in Clackamas County.…Continue Reading
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA – Police in Sacramento are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who grabbed a 7-year-old girl walking with her mother and threw her in the trunk of a car before driving off.
According to reports, the girl was walking with her mother Saturday afternoon when a man pulled up to them in a dark green or blue four-door Sedan with tinted windows. He got out of his car, snatched the girl in broad daylight, then tossed her in the trunk before speeding off. Luckily, the girl was able to escape because when the man tried shutting the trunk, her foot kept the lid from closing all the way.
Christina Covey said she heard tires screeching and ran out of her house to see what was going on. She saw the girl laying on the ground after she had tumbled out of the trunk of the suspect’s car, which was still nearby. The girl got up and ran to Covey and her husband telling them, “he stole me; he stole me.”
By this time, the man had already taken off in his car and rounded a corner.…Continue Reading
United States – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are once again asking for the public’s help in identifying a man caught on video sexually assaulting a girl, believed to be around 7 to 9 years old.
On May3, Danish National Police notified U.S. authorities that they had discovered some child pornography they believed had been recently manufactured in the US. Three of the videos are date-stamped April 14, while a second is dated April 27. All four videos were posted to the Internet on May 2.
Danish authorities believe the videos were created in the US because of the background, some products visible in the video, and the man’s appearance. One of these products is a bag of Rold Gold thin pretzels; a Frito-Lay product only manufactured in the United States.
On Tuesday, ICE released five photographs of a man in the videos and hope the public can help identify him and stop the sexual exploitation of a young girl.
“We kind of hit a wall in this investigation. Without the public’s help, we may not be able (to find the man) and more importantly stop the ongoing abuse of this victim,” said Brian Korzak, a special agent with ICE’s Cyber Crimes Center, Child Exploitation Unit.…Continue Reading
SPRINGTOWN, TX – What an absolute nightmare. On Monday morning, the mother of 10-year-old Haven Lee Norton watched in horror as her son was struck and killed by his school bus in front of his home.
The accident happened after the bus stopped to pick up another child across the street from the boy’s home. Norton, a fourth-grader at Springtown Elementary School who had only been riding the bus for two weeks, tripped and fell in front of the bus.
“The woman bus driver stopped the bus and activated the lights,” said Department of Public Safety trooper Gary Rozzell. “The boy came up beside the bus as she deactivated the lights. The bus started to pull forward and the boy couldn’t get out of the way, and was struck by the left front of the vehicle.”
Authorities say Norton tripped and fell in front of the bus, and wasn’t able to get up before being run over by the front and rear tires of the bus. The only witness to the accident was Norton’s mother, who had been keeping an eye on her son to make sure he got on the bus safely.…Continue Reading
STPETERSBURG, FL – On Saturday, 51-year-old Pamela Beck accidentally shot her friend in the leg while standing in line inside a Florida Starbucks.
Police say Beck and a friend, 38-year-old Amie Peterson, were getting coffee at the Tyrone Square Mall when Beck set her bags down in order to pay for her drink. According to St. Petersburg Police spokesman Mike Puetz, Beck’s purse “hit the ground hard,” and a fully loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun at the bottom of the handbag fired, striking Peterson above the knee.
Peterson was treated and released at a nearby trauma center.
Beck told police that she didn’t even realize the gun was in her purse. She said her father had given her the gun about a year ago for protection, and she’d placed it inside a spare purse. Before going on a shopping trip with Peterson, she switched purses and forgot the gun was at the bottom, loaded with six rounds and one in the chamber.
Beck does not have a concealed carry weapons permit, but Beck says she never intended to carry the gun in the first place.…Continue Reading
Police were called to the Jacobson home around 1:40 a.m. Monday after receiving 911 calls in reference to a possible home invasion. Kyle Jacobson told police he was at home with his wife, daughter and mother-in-law, when he heard his dog barking. He said that he got up to check on the dog and found a man standing in his hallway. I can only imagine what a nightmare situation that must have been for that guy, especially with his wife and young daughter in the home.
Jacob and the intruder began fighting and Jacob’s wife, Tennyson Jacobson, jumped into the fray to help her husband. Unfortunately for the intruder, the couple are both Crossfit trainers and Tennyson brought along a little friend – a knife she’d grabbed from the kitchen. She put an end to all the nonsense when she used the knife to give the stranger a brand new hole.…Continue Reading
Last October we reported on 62-year-old Jose Melena, the Bumble Bee Food employee who was cooked to death after being trapped inside an industrial pressure cooker. Now the company has been fined nearly $74,000 and cited for six safety violations.
State regulators investigated the accidental death of Melena for seven months before handing over their report, which included the details behind the man’s horrible death.
Melena, a father of six, had been employed with the company for five years. One of his responsibilities was loading 54-inch by 36-foot ovens with 12 rolling metal baskets full of tuna cans. These ovens then sterilize the cans while also processing the tuna.
When I first reported on this, I was curious about the oven and did a little Googling and found some images of an industrial tuna steamer sold by JBT. Seeing what one looks like makes the following details a little easier to understand.
On Oct. 11, 2012, Melena was ordered by his supervisor to load one particular oven. According to the report, Melena entered the oven to make a repair or to adjust a chain, leaving a pallet jack outside the oven.…Continue Reading
Los Angeles, CA – Last Thursday morning, 63-year-old Pamela Devitt was brutally mauled to death by several pit bulls while out jogging. Now police are investigating Devitt’s death as a possible homicide.
A passing motorist saw Devitt laying face down on the ground while several of the dogs were attacking her. She tried honking her horn to scare the dogs away, but they attacked her car, biting its tires. The driver called 911 and the responding officer tried to chase the dogs away, but was also attacked. The deputy fired a round at the dog which ran off into the desert.
But it was too late for Devitt. The poor woman had been dragged 50 yards, scalped, and had one of her arms ripped off. She would die in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Devitt, a married mother of two, often went jogging in the morning.
Police would seize six pit bulls and two mixed-breed dogs at the home of 29-year-old Alex Jackson after receiving information from Animal Control that he owned pit bulls that have been aggressive in the past.…Continue Reading
WATSONVILLE, CA – Police have arrested 18-year-old Barbara Garcia on suspicion of child abuse after police obtained cell phone video of her hitting her boyfriend’s 15-month-old girl.
While her boyfriend is at work, Garcia takes care of the man’s daughter from a previous relationship. Police were called to the couple’s home Thursday afternoon after a neighbor called to report hearing a woman hitting a child.
When police arrived, they found the girl unresponsive with bruises around her eyes. She was taken to a hospital with a traumatic head injury. During their investigation, they were shown a video taken by another neighbor showing Garcia striking the 15-month-old on Wednesday.
“The previous day, a neighbor heard the child crying and the sound of a disturbance coming from the residence and went to investigate. Through an open window, a neighbor saw and took video from their cell phone,” said police in a statement.
The video shows Garcia seated on the floor when, “Without provocation, Garcia violently swung her hand and slapped the child on the head, knocking the child off her feet as she flew several feet away and lay motionless on the ground,” Watsonville police Sgt.…Continue Reading
STCLOUD, FL – Police say 57-year-old Debra Farinella decorated her home and yard with hundreds of items stolen off of Mount Peace Cemetery gravesites, including the gravesites of babies.
She got busted after someone at the cemetery noticed her leaving a grave in which items were stolen and was able to provide police with a description and a partial license plate number.
When police arrived at her home, the noticed that her front yard and home were decorated with 146 pieces she’d stolen, including planters, flowers, angels, pottery, Christmas lights, religious figurines, wind chimes, and other trinkets that people had placed on the graves of their loved ones.
“She was not very particular,” said St. Cloud Police Department spokesperson, Officer Chad Durham. “She would take them from baby gravesites, as well as adult gravesites.”
They even found a baseball in her home that was from a gravesite of a boy who passed away at 16.
Farinella, who has a rap sheet 25 pages long, told police she had purchased the items from yard sales.…Continue Reading