Glenwood, IL — Prosecutors say 38-year-old Hugo Dominguez and his girlfriend are facing aggravated domestic battery charges for routinely chaining his 13-year-old son to a dryer and beating the boy with a multitude of items.
The alleged abuse was brought to light last week after police received a call from Brookwood Junior High School. When officers arrived at the school, they found the teen to be suffering from a large laceration to his left elbow, bruising on a large portion of both arms, lash marks on his lower and middle back and marks on his lower legs.
The boy told police his father kept him chained to the dryer most nights and ordered him into the garage before school each morning. The teen claimed to have been beaten by both his father and his live-in girlfriend with items ranging from a broken ax handle to a bamboo back scratcher. He also told police his father recently got all stabby with a knife.
A search of the couple’s home revealed the items in question, as well as a chain attached to the washing machine in a laundry room.…Continue Reading
According to police, 45-year-old John Hopkins told the woman that if she cooked and cleaned for him, she could stay in his East Williamsburg apartment for free. He even offered to buy her a one-way plane ticket from Wisconsin to JFK Airport. It was a done deal.
This too-good-to-be-true offer ended up coming with a much higher price tag once she actually arrived at the apartment on February 4. It was then that Hopkins reportedly informed the woman that she was going to be his slave. The victim told law enforcement officials that Hopkins blindfolded her, gagged her and handcuffed her to the radiator before beating and repeatedly raping her.
Police say Hopkins forced the woman to call him “master” and let her leave only to go to work. She apparently had a job as a chef at a restaurant, and was allowed to leave the residence on at least one occasion, but returned.…Continue Reading
Newport Township, PA — A woman told police her boyfriend beat her with an alarm clock and a couple of folding chairs last week because she didn’t ask for permission to use the restroom.
Jarrett Edmonds apparently became “enraged” when the brazen woman dared to use the facilities without getting the nod of approval from his holiness. The girlfriend told police Edmonds beat her with a digital alarm clock before switching it up and arming himself with the chairs. He repeatedly struck the woman in the head, face and torso.
She went on to tell investigators that Edmonds held her hostage in the home for nearly an hour, denying her request to leave or call an ambulance. At some point, he reportedly tried to force the woman to stand outside naked just to embarrass her. Edmonds eventually relented and allowed the woman to go to a friend’s house to call 911.
The woman was left with various bumps and bruises, deep lacerations to her head and a broken nose. Two bloodied folding chairs and an alarm clock found at the scene were bagged and tagged as evidence.…Continue Reading
Sante Fe, NM — A Santa Fe High School shop teacher is on paid administrative leave after police say cell phone video surfaced showing the woman locking a 15-year-old student in a cage outside.
The kid was supposedly acting up in class earlier this month, and instead of sending the kid to detention or the principal’s office, the teacher reportedly recruited a couple other students and dragged the kid outside and locked him up inside a wire cage.
The boy can be seen waving to his fellow classmates from behind the chain link cage. After sitting in there for about 15 minutes, the boy was able to kick his way out and contact his parents.
“She actually empowered two students in her same class to sort of control him physically,” explained Santa Fe Police Detective Sergeant Louis Carlos. ”“We’re looking at whether or not her actions define the criminal code for abuse and neglect because of leaving him in this cage that housed chemicals. And of course the temperature– the weather that day.
New Port Richey, FL – Calvin Kemp was arrested Saturday night for losing his cool and taking matters into his own hands after being repeatedly ding-dong-ditched by a couple of neighborhood kids. The kids apparently hit Kemp’s house several times that evening, and Kemp apparently got pissed. According to police, Kemp stood outside his house and waited for the kids to return. And the kids, obviously too stupid to know that you don’t hit the same damn house twice in one night, didn’t let him down. When they returned to Kemp’s abode, he reportedly jumped out from the shadows and hit one of the kiddos, a 12-year-old boy, in the chest with a baseball bat. Police say he then tied the kid up. What happened after that is anyone’s guess, but there is no report of any serious injury to the child. 54-year-old Kemp is now facing charges of false imprisonment and child abuse. Many thanks to whisperswing for the heads up.…Continue Reading
Bradenton, FL -- Sean Thomas, a 30-year-old ex-convict, is right back where he belongs after allegedly torturing his girlfriend with his very own “lie-detector test.” According to the victim, back on December 1, she was retrieving some of her belongings from Thomas’ garage when he punched her in the head and tied her to a weight bench with rope and extension cords. Thomas reportedly told the woman he was going to administer a lie-detector test to find out whether or not she’d been cheating on him. The woman says he stuffed a rag in her mouth and got busy. He first extinguished not one, not two, but three cigars on the woman’s left hand. Thomas then left the garage momentarily and came back with a pot of boiling water, which he poured over the woman’s feet, burning off layers of skin. The woman says he then took a hot iron and burned her stomach three times. And to top it all off? A rapin’. When all was said and done, Thomas reportedly told the woman that, “all this happened because he loves her.” Because chocolate is soooo overrated…
Thomas called paramedics and the woman was transported to the hospital where she told medical personnel that she had been injured in a cooking accident.…Continue Reading
Union City, CA — Registered sex offender Eugene Ramos, 36, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he was caught raping a 2-year-old child in a Dollar Tree store. Ramos, convicted in 2003 for the sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl, has been charged with suspicion of kidnapping, rape, sexual acts with a child and false imprisonment. Union City police say Ramos grabbed the girl as she was returning a ribbon to the Christmas aisle, and sexually assaulted her within a span of about 30 seconds – her grandmother and aunt were shopping just one aisle over. “As the grandmother came around the aisle she could see that an unknown male had the little child pinned to the floor,” Union City Police Capt. Brian Foley said. “The child’s pants and diaper had been removed. The male’s pants and underwear were down.” Ramos was pulling up his pants as he fled the store with the toddler’s grandmother and aunt at his heels. He was tackled outside the store by 55-year-old Sammy Johnson, who was in the store when the crime occurred, and 24-year-old DeMario Hawkins, who was outside soliciting donations.…Continue Reading
Tracy, CA — About two years ago, I posted a rather long-winded and heartbreaking story about a boy known only as Kyle – a 16-year-old boy who made headlines after escaping from a couple of monsters who kept him chained to their fireplace for more than a year. Long story short, Kyle appeared at the In-Shape City Sports Club on December 1, 2008, and asked club employees to hide him. He was emaciated, dirty, bruised and terrified. He had a 3-foot long chain clamped to his ankle. He kept repeating, “Hide me! They’re coming to get me! They’re coming to get me! Don’t let them get me!” Investigators learned the boy had been imprisoned and tortured by Kelly Lau, Michael Schumacher and neighbor, Anthony Waiters. Also charged, Kyle’s aunt, Caren Ramirez. Lau, Schumacher and Ramirez have all had their day in court and will more than likely spend at least 30 years behind bars after sentencing on December 6. Waiters was recently found guilty of multiple torture and abuse charges and is set to be sentenced on January 18.…Continue Reading
Martin County, FL – Police were called to the home of 32-year-old Fernando Guzman Cruz last week after receiving a complaint about a domestic assault. They made contact with the complainant, his 51-year-old wife, who reported Fernando was “enraged because she ate all the French fries.” That will get you stabbed in my house. Anyway, an intoxicated Fernando reportedly yelled at her, cussed at her, and started throwing their belongings around the trailer. He then picked up a 12″ wooden bat and started swinging but missed. The woman said she attempted to leave the trailer three times, but he locked the door and threw her on their living room bed. Once she was down, Fernando allegedly popped her in the foot and calf with his little sissy bat. He has been arrested and booked on charges of false imprisonment with a weapon, domestic battery and domestic assault. A bond amount has not yet been made available. This is the 5th time in two years that Fernando has been picked up for domestic assault, and this is the 5th time his wife has refused to press charges.…Continue Reading
Belleville, ON - Damn…this story has so many different layers of ick that I don’t quite know where to begin. Col. David Russell Williams, once a well-respected commander in the Canadian air force, CFB Trenton, stood in court this week and listened as charge after charge against him was read. The list, which took a whoppin’ 36 minutes to complete, included two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of forcible confinement and 82 separate breaking and entering charges that date back to 2007. Williams pleaded guilty to each and every charge. As for the two counts of murder, the 42-year-old man has admitted to the brutal beating, rape and murder of 38-year-old Marie-France Comeau, a flight attendant at CFB Trenton, in November of 2009. And authorities say Williams documented the entire incident on video. Williams also confessed to the kidnapping, torture, rape and murder of 27-year-old Jessica Elizabeth Lloyd earlier this year. Authorities say Williams abducted the woman on the evening of January 28 and took her to his cottage where he raped and tortured her for at least a day before strangling her and dumping her body in a field.…Continue Reading
NEWARK, Del. - According to 7-year-old Zach Montero, a 14-year-old neighborhood boy threatened to damage his bicycle if he did not enter a nearby portable toilet. The boy did as he was instructed and once inside, the 14-year-old allegedly tipped over the toilet so that it landed on its door trapping Zach inside while wasted poured over him. Zach’s friends helped lift the toilet up so that he could get out, and the teen reportedly walked away laughing. Zach’s father was not amused when is son came home covered in human waste and sporting a knee injury so he called police on the teenager. “He’s just a boy in the neighborhood that’s constantly bullying other kids. Kids are afraid to say anything to anybody about it because of his older brother,” said Zach’s father, Dave. Zach’s older brother echoed his father stating that the 14-year-old is known to bully younger kids in the area, even hitting them in the groin for kicks. The older brother countered saying that his brother is not the bully he is being made out to be and in fact, he says that no one made Zach get into the toilet as he and his friends were already inside it.…Continue Reading
Holden, LA – Police arrested 33-year-old Donald Miller III and his girlfriend, 32-year-old Lisa Faber, after investigators learned Miller has been physically abusing his 11-year-old daughter, withholding food, and keeping her handcuffed to a desk for hours at a time. Detectives say Miller made the girl sit on one of her legs, and that, too, was chained to the desk. The child, who tips the scale at about 56 pounds, was sometimes left chained to the desk overnight. She was forced to do her homework and eat her meals while cuffed to the desk. She was too scared to ask to use the restroom, so she usually went in her pants. She was unshackled only when it was time to go to school. Miller reportedly hit the girl in the face a couple weeks ago, leaving her with a black eye. And there was another incident in which the girl’s head was slammed down on the desk so hard she chipped a tooth. Miller admitted to the abuse, calling it discipline, and was booked on charges of second-degree battery on a juvenile, cruelty to a juvenile, false imprisonment and aggravated battery of a juvenile.…Continue Reading
Gainesville, FL - According to police, Joshua Porter, 24, and his 66-year-old girlfriend were in the middle of a heated argument last Wednesday when things started to get a little rough. And weird. When the victim tried to leave the room, Porter allegedly slammed her hand in a door, shoved her on the couch, twisted her nose and beat her about the head with couch pillows before forcing her to kiss a picture of her dead husband. I’ll give you a minute to let that all that sink in. When she tried to exit the room a second time, Porter blocked the door. I gotta wonder what the hell is up with the picture of the dead husband and his desire to see her kiss it? Freak. The tension between the two eventually faded and the woman was allowed to leave. Porter was later arrested and charged with one count of false imprisonment. I’m not even going to touch on the age thing. Though it icks me out a bit, they are both of age.…Continue Reading
Sacramento, CA- When a 13-year old boy got into some trouble at home last week, his pathetic excuse for parents decided to show some tough love and shackle him up with some lengths of heavy chain and a few Master Locks. The boy’s father, 40-year old John Vang, and his 34-year old stepmother, Thong Vue, allegedly wrapped their son in chains on the kitchen table and then physically assaulted him. It’s believed the boy was kept prisoner for three days, from last Wednesday until Friday night, and the chains were only removed when the boy needed to go to the bathroom or to sleep in his bed. On Friday night, the boy learned his parents were going to leave him chained up again so they could go out gambling. Somehow the boy managed to hide a key on his person and when his parents left, he made his escape. Bound in handcuffs with chains around his neck and both of his ankles, which were secured with padlocks, the boy hobbled through the streets of his neighborhood asking people for help.…Continue Reading
Atlanta, GA – Police are saying that 29-year-old Robert Tyrrell Jr. pulled a gun on his 51-year-old mother and held her hostage for nearly six hours last month because she refused to iron his clothes. Because according to Tyrrell, ironin’ is “woman’s work.“ Utter that crap in my house and you get sporked. After his momma told him, no, she wouldn’t iron his clothing, Tyrrell threw a temper tantrum. After allegedly pulling a gun on the woman, he reportedly swiped her cellphone and car keys and refused to let her leave the house for hours. She eventually managed to escape the clutches of her bratty adult son and drove to the police station to report the incident. I wonder if mom is now considering a late-term abortion? Authorities say Tyrrell surrendered without incident shortly after the boys in blue arrived and has been booked on charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment. A bond amount hasn’t been made available. Good thing those brightly colored, jail issued monkey suits are wash-and-wear.…Continue Reading
Festus, MO- On June 5, three bail bondsmen who worked for a Festus bond company, F & N Bail Bonds, picked up a man at a home in St. Louis. The bondsmen were 33-year old Sean Baker, 28-year old Kevin Ritrovato, and 18-year old Shawn Boyer. The man they picked up was wanted on a probation violation and for jumping bail on a theft charge. The man said he went willingly with the bondsmen, but that Boyer hit him with a half-full bottle of water in the face while driving to Jefferson County. When they arrived at the bond office, Baker allegedly threatened to rape the man while Ritrovato and Boyer laughed and made jokes. The man begged them not to do anything to him. Baker allegedly then ordered the handcuffed man to drop his pants while he wiped Mace onto a white cloth. Baker supposedly then rubbed the cloth under the man’s eyes and on his genitals. A few minutes later, Baker wiped more Mace on the man’s genitals before returning with a warm washcloth and applying it to the man’s genitals.…Continue Reading
Eustis,FL- Around 3:30 a.m. on June 14, police responded to a complaint from 43-year old Randy Ogburn of battery and criminal mischief at his home. Upon arrival, police learned that Ogburn allegedly had hosted an open house party for several children and bought alcohol for them. They also found out that Ogburn allegedly touched two boys and three girls inappropriately and when one of the girls tried to leave the home, she was held against her will. One boy said he fell asleep on a bed in Ogburn’s home and Ogburn allegedly touched him inappropriately. Other minors at the party told police that Ogburn paraded around his home wearing only a black thong. *shudder* Several of the kids also told police that Ogburn exposed his genitals. When questioned, Ogburn denied the allegations of any sexual impropriety. He admitted he went to a store with one of the kids and her friends to buy alcoholic beverages, but only because he thought they were all of legal drinking age. A while later, Ogburn admitted to knowing that of the girls was under 21, but he told her not to drink any of the beer or malt liquor.…Continue Reading
ORLANDO, Fla. - But not for reasons you might be expecting. The handsome fella to the left is 54-year-old Tyler Weisman. He is a registered sex offender who spent a year in jail for molesting an 11-year-old girl. On Thursday, Weisman found himself inside a crack-house after being lured there with hopes of scoring a prostitute. He turned down an offer from a crack-whore but stayed in the house after 42-year-old Albert Brooks, an ex-con, offered to go get him a “younger girl”. Of course Brooks was lying. He figured only an undercover cop would turn down a whore, so when he returned to the room, he did not have a younger girl as promised, but rather an aerosol can and a cigarette lighter. He used them to spray flames into Weisman’s face until Weisman admitted he was a cop. Weisman was able to escape only after being beat on the head, being robbed of $75, his hearing aids and eyeglasses. Brooks was later arrested and charged with false imprisonment, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and robbery with a weapon.…Continue Reading
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Back in February, the neighbor of Jerita and Christopher Aaron got a shock when the couple’s 10-year-old daughter knocked on their door barefoot and injured. The little girl was taken to the hospital where multiple injuries were noted, the latest from a television cord beating. She told the police that her and her 9-year-old brother and a 5-year-old sister were routinely abused – that they all had visited the hospital at one time or another after their mother had beat and choked them. When police interviewed the other two children, the story just kept getting worse. The youngest informed investigators that once her older sister not stop screaming from being beaten, so Jerita Aaron choked her until she stopped moving. “I thought (she) was dead,” she said.…Continue Reading
Kenosha, WI- On Saturday, officers in Wisconsin were alarmed to discover what they are calling one of the most disturbing abuse cases they had ever encountered. Inside a residence in Kenosha, police found a 2 1/2 year old child strapped in a car seat in a small, dark room. His face was covered, his diaper loaded, and his hair infested with lice. But that was not the worst of it. In the dining room of the home, a 38-year old woman was found lying on the floor covered in urine and feces with her left ankle was chained to a weight bench. The frail woman appeared to weigh no more than 70 pounds and, after the chain was cut, she could not straighten her legs, stand or walk. What kind of monsters would do something so cruel and callous? Sally Adams, 56, and her son, Ernest Claiborne, 34. Sally, the mother of the chained woman and grandmother to the neglected child, at first told police she did not know who had chained her daughter up.…Continue Reading