In The Mean Time...
Stickney, Illinois — Four men in the suburbs of Chicago gang-raped a 14-year-old girl and recorded the attacks on a cell phone, prosecutors said Wednesday. Three teenagers, Alex Picallo, 16, Majeed Khalifeh, 18, and Jonathan Leanos, 19, were charged with two counts each of aggravated criminal sexual assault in the incident at Leanos’ Stickney home Saturday. A fourth man, 22-year-old Vicente Hernandez from Cicero, has also been charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault in connection with the case. Picallo was ordered held on $500,000 bail Tuesday. Khalifeh and Leanos appeared in court in Bridgeview on Wednesday and were ordered held in lieu of $600,000 and $750,000 bail. Hernandez will appear for a bond hearing later Thursday at the Bridgeview courthouse, a release said. All four are being charged as adults in the attack. Leanos met the victim on Myspace this past summer, and they met several times before Leanos took the victim to his house Saturday. Leanos allegedly asked the girl to have sex, and when she refused he took her to pick up Khalifeh and Hernandez and returned to his home where Picallo met them.…Continue Reading
Kent, WA – On December 17th, Gordon McWhirter woke up in the middle of the night after hearing a noise. In his robe and slippers he went to investigate and discovered someone was trying to steal the family’s 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Another resident of the apartment complex called 911 and reported that a naked man was outside yelling. When police arrived they discovered McWhirter unconscious and naked, with only one slipper on. What happened to his bathrobe? Well, while McWhirter was in a coma for several weeks and suffering from broken bones, a cut spleen and serious injuries to his foot after being dragged, 21-year-old Harold Clayton Donald was home celebrating an early Christmas with his mother. Guess what this thoughtful guy did for an early Christmas present for the woman who gave birth to him… He gave her the victim’s bloody robe. It’s the thought that counts, right? The bathrobe was green and had a large cat image on the back, which made it easily identifiable by the victim’s wife.…Continue Reading
Greenacres, FL – Out on his normal Sunday morning walk, Jim Hight was heading to the store for a cup of joe and a newspaper when he saw a barefoot child stumble out of the bushes near an abandoned house, crying for help. “You find a little girl at 6 o’clock in the morning, barefoot, crying and asking for her mommy. What do you do? You find her way home (for her),” Hight said. He tried to speak with the child, who appeared to be suffering from some sort of trauma, but she ignored him and continued walking. He followed as she entered a home near the area where she was found. Hight knocked on the door, but got no answer. Police were called to the home and officers finally made contact with the child’s mother. The 4-year-old was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where it was determined that she had been sexually assaulted. Neighbors told deputies that the area where the girl was found is rife with homelessness, prostitution and drugs.…Continue Reading
Bethany, OK — Reginald Bartlett told police he came home Saturday evening to find that his wife, 57-year-old Cathy Bartlett, had been stabbed to death. Bartlett hinted that the stabbing may have been the work of home intruders as a couple of drawers had been pulled open and items were strewn about the house. Before police could interview him, he was transported to a hospital because of his “distraught demeanor.” Once released, and after sitting through nearly three hours of questioning, Bartlett confessed, telling investigators he “snapped” when his wife caught him watching porn. According to him, Cathy walked into the computer room that evening, took one look at what was on the computer monitor, and began yelling at him about some bank statement. Cathy apparently believed her husband had been blowing dough on porn, and at some point during the altercation, hauled off and slapped him upside the head. That’s about the time he got to stabbin’. After stabbing her multiple times, Bartlett told police he pulled some of her clothes off to make it look like his wife had been raped, then emptied a drawer out on the floor to make it look like the house had been burglarized.…Continue Reading
Washington, IN -- Richard Sanden was taken into custody over the weekend and charged with multiple offenses that include sex with a corpse, mutilation of a corpse, and sexual deviant conduct because he apparently had no idea he had been bangin’ a dead chick…for hours…giggity. Police were called to 48-year-old Rebecca Whitehead’s apartment Saturday night after Sanden called 911 to report the two of them were having sex when it dawned on him that she was no longer breathing. He said he attempted to revive her, but to no avail. When police arrived on scene, they found a nekkid dead woman, as well as evidence of alcohol and marijuana use. When questioned, Sanden reportedly told investigators that he had been schtupping the woman for several hours, totally clueless to the fact that she had died. When he finally realized the woman really was a dead lay, he dismounted(?), attempted CPR and called for help. Initially arrested on abuse of a corpse, paraphernalia and drug possession charges, Sanden was ordered held on $4,500 bail.…Continue Reading
Iowa City, IA — Very little information on this one, and because of the nature of the charges, the names of all parties are being withheld. A woman and her 15-year-old daughter were taken into custody last week after police learned the teen girl had been sexually abusing her younger sibling and broadcasting the alleged abuse over the net, while the woman did absolutely nothing to stop it. Police were investigating the allegations against the teen when the dirt came out on mom. Police said the woman knew the teen had performed sex acts on her 6-year-old sibling in a bedroom while allowing others to watch via webcam. Despite this, police said the woman continued to allow her children to be unsupervised in a closed room with a computer and webcam. Mom has been charged with a single count of child endangerment and has since been released from the Johnson County Jail on her own recognizance. The teen has been booked on charges of second-degree sexual abuse. Both girls have been separated from each other and their mother, and each are undergoing counseling.…Continue Reading
Colorado City, Texas - Hailey Dunn, 13, has been missing since December 27. We’ve covered the case here and in our forums, with the usual “oh, Mom’s boyfriend” response. I mean, really. You see a few hundred of these and it plays out like variations on a damned theme every time, right? Mom was high, Dad was also kinda high, mom Billie Dunn met 25-year-old Shawn Adkins online, moved him in, Hailey went missing, and now everyone’s all shocked like this shit never happens and Nancy Grace acts like she’s won the lottery. Again. But now we have affidavits and search warrants and new case data, and the case appears to be breaking. Hailey, at this writing, remains missing, and no one has been arrested or charged in her disappearance. Shawn Adkins is a person of interest.Continue Reading
Denham Springs, Louisiana — Deputies arrived at a home where a domestic dispute took place at 8 pm last night, where they found that David Duby had run over four people, including his wife, with his Ford Explorer. “There were at least two people still pinned under the vehicle when our deputies got there,” said Perry Rushing, chief of operations for the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. Three of the victims were men and one was his wife, Linda Guidry Duby. The woman had to be transported by helicopter to a Baton Rouge hospital due to her critical condition. Two of the other victims are also listed in critical condition. The driver was read his rights and then taken to the hospital because of his injuries. “Apparently there was a fight between the driver of the SUV and his wife or ex-wife, which started the whole thing,” he said. The fight originated in the house and according to witnesses, shots were fired at one point, but no one was struck by any bullets.…Continue Reading
Chicago, IL — A Great Dane named Scooby and his owner, Agustin Zamora, were in the right place at the right time Thursday evening. Around 4:44 p.m. a 14 year old girl had just gotten off of a bus and was making her way home when she noticed a man following her. That man, 28 year old Larry Smith, caught her as she ran up the steps to her home, threw her to the ground, climbed on top of her and began to forcibly remove her clothes. Zamora and Scooby, out for a walk, heard the girls screams for help and rushed to render assistance. Smith attempted to flee the scene but was no match for the pair – they kept him cowering in an alley until police arrived. Smith, who has been arrested nearly 40 times since 2001 for multiple drug offenses among other things, was arrested and charged with attempted criminal sexual assault. He remains behind bars in lieu of $200,000 bail. The girl, unnamed because her age, was not seriously injured. …Continue Reading
College Station, TX – Police believe John Robert Murphy III is the man responsible for stabbing a 12-year-old girl in the lobby of McDonald’s Monday night. Police also believe the attack was random. According to the police report, a man police have identified as Murphy was sitting at a table inside the restaurant when the child entered with her father, a restaurant employee. The child was left waiting in the lobby as her father headed toward the back to conduct some business. Surveillance video shows the man throwing his trash away and heading for the exit where the little girl was standing. As he approached the child, he pulled a pocketknife out of his pocket, keeping it hidden from the girl behind his leg. On his way out of the restaurant, he paused just long enough to stab the girl once in the stomach. The child remains hospitalized in stable condition with a laceration to her colon. The girl later told police she could smell alcohol on the man’s breath, and that he called her a bitch when he stabbed her.…Continue Reading
Jacksonville, FL. — Two men are facing charges after allegedly assaulting teenagers in a church, Greater Refuge Temple. 56-year-old Paul Keith Groover and 45-year-old Darrell Vincent Moore have pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges. According to the arrest warrants, Groover molested a boy for several years and would text him various locations in the church to meet him for sex. Groover, who was a janitor at the time and is the son of Greater Refuge Temple Pastor Gentle Groover Sr., would also text the boy naked pictures. Moore is accused of raping several girls, including one at knifepoint in the church’s video room, where he threatened to kill the girl if she ever told anyone. Although both are charged with sexual battery, Moore is also charged with lewd and lascivious conduct. In an effort to strengthen the case, authorities monitored a phone call between Groover and the victim. During that call, Groover told the boy that he didn’t need therapy, but rather prayer and time would help him forget.…Continue Reading
Kansas City, MO – An unidentified woman was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault Monday night after police were told she shot her husband in the penis with his own handgun. The unidentified victim, a 50-year-old man, was preparing to drive himself to the hospital when police showed up. He told the responding officers that he had been in the bedroom showing his gun off to the wife while demonstrating how to use the safety. The husband said that as the wife was practicing using the safety, she accidentally fired the weapon, sending hot lead directly into his baby maker. However, a witness reported hearing the couple arguing in the kitchen, with the wife telling the husband, “If you don’t give me my card, I will shoot you.” The witness said she summoned police shortly after hearing a single gunshot. Police said they found a small amount of blood on the floor, but didn’t specify which room. After checking out the man’s injuries, police arrested the 42-year-old wife.…Continue Reading
Ocala, FL – Nicholas Chavious, currently chillin’ behind bars on charges of grand theft and probation violation, is looking at a few additional charges after police say he sexually battered a fellow inmate with a toothbrush. The 21-year-old victim told police Chavious entered his pod after lunch on Tuesday and assaulted him. The assault was reportedly carried out in front of a witness, the victim’s celly, who encouraged the victim to step forward and alert authorities to said violation. When questioned, Chavious admitted to being in the victim’s pod at the time of the attack, and further admitted to depantsing the guy, but denies the whole sexual assault with a toothbrush thing. The 24-year-old will now be charged with sexual battery. He’s been in jail since the middle of November for the grand theft and probation violation charges – he also did a stint from May to August of last year for burglary, larceny and fraud.…Continue Reading
Jamestown, NY — The crazy to the left is Jodi Gilbert – she’s been accused of stapling her boyfriend’s forehead during a domestic altercation. The man, still sportin’ a few staples in his forehead when the cops arrived, told police that he and Gilbert had been in the middle of an argument when she armed herself with the Stanley Hammer Tacker and got busy, making contact with his forehead several times. Domestic violence, whether it be man against woman or vice versa, is not a laughing matter. But damn! I gotta admit to chuckling a bit when I let that scene play out in my head – the added sound effects are the awesome! Anyway, I’m assuming that this wasn’t the first time she let some of her crazy slip out because police say the man already had an order of protection in place against her. She was arrested on charges of aggravated criminal contempt and assault, and remains behind bars awaiting arraignment. The victim was treated at the hospital and released.…Continue Reading
Sullivan’s Island, SC – Dr. John Cagle, a 52-year-old dentist out of Mt. Pleasant, turned himself over to authorities on Saturday after being accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl at a New Year’s Eve dinner party held at his home. Not only that, but he is also accused of sucker punching the girl’s mother when she confronted him about the alleged assault. According to police, the girl had been in another part of the home when the assault occurred. After mom heard what took place, she confronted Cagle and was rewarded with a swift punch to the kisser. Police say the child underwent a forensic interview at the Lowcountry Children’s Center and was examined at MUSC before an arrest warrant was obtained. Cagle is now facing charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and lewd act on a minor. And for the knuckle sandwich he served to the girl’s momma, he’s looking at assault and third-degree battery. Cagle was still behind bars on Tuesday.…Continue Reading
Miami, FL — The skeevy geezer to the left is 72-year-old Robert Garcia – he’s been booked on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation after surveillance video showed him fondling and licking a 4-year-old boy. According to the criminal complaint, the video shows Garcia entering the cafe where the boy’s mother works on Monday. He is seen playing around with the kid a bit before ordering a coffee. While the child’s mother was distracted, Garcia reportedly reached over the counter and grabbed the kid’s crotch. More than once, he tried to get his hand up the kid’s pants. The little boy tried to squirm away, but Garcia was persistent. After coppin’ a feel or two, Garcia would then rub his own junk. At one point, Garcia was seen trying to force the child to fondle him by grabbing the kid’s hand and pulling it toward his icky old man parts, but the kid was less than cooperative. Not quite finished with his slimy touchy-feely game, Garcia leaned over the counter and licked the boy’s ear.…Continue Reading
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Police were called to a home early Monday morning after receiving a call that an infant had been attacked by the family’s pet ferret.
When they arrived they found a 4-month-old boy missing some fingers. It seems as if the ferret had gotten into where the boy was sleeping and started chewing off all his fingers. By the time the parents realized what was happening, the boy only had three fingers left; two thumbs and a pinkie.
The father killed the ferret after seeing what it had done. “(I want) to know why the ferret was not locked up properly, secured, especially with an infant in the household,” Sharon Cannon of the Kansas City Ferret Hotline said. She’s not the only one. Because of the severity of the injuries, the Grain Valley Police Department and the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office are now investigating the case.Continue Reading
Mobile, Alabama — It isn’t clear who is telling the truth or what actually happened, but it’s obvious that both husband and wife, John DeBlase, 27, and Heather Leavell-Keaton, 22, had something to do with the deaths of DeBlase’s two children. Leavell-Keaton is not their biological mother. Prosecutors have indicated they will now file capital murder charges against Leavell-Keaton after getting new information on the same day as the gruesome testimony. They have not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty. Leavell-Keaton is already jailed on charges of aggravated child abuse and abuse of a corpse, but will have a hearing next week on the two new charges against her. DeBlase is charged with two counts of felony murder and two counts of corpse abuse in the deaths of 3-year-old Chase and 4-year-old Natalie. During a hearing last Friday, investigators testified that Leavell-Keaton told police that DeBlase used rat poison to kill his own children and then dumped their bodies in the woods of south Mississippi and Alabama. DeBlase’s statement to detectives said Natalie died on March 4th after Leavell-Keaton duct-taped her hands, feet and mouth and put her in a suitcase.…Continue Reading