In The Mean Time...
Alexandria, VA - A DJ in Las Vegas known as Joey Flash has been arrested and charged with filming the rape of various women in the Virginia area, all of whom seem to be unconscious.
Police were first alerted to 34-year-old Joseph M. Rivera’s alleged activities after one of his victim’s reported he’d sexually assaulted her in May. During their investigation, police learned that Rivera had been sexually assaulting unconscious women over a period of several years.
“All the victims appeared unconscious and to this day are unaware of the videos and photographs,” said Detective Brian J. Byerson
Police were able to identify some of the women who told investigators that they never consented to the sex acts or to appearing in Rivera’s videos. Other women featured in the videos have not been identified and probably have no idea they have been sexually assaulted. Which brings up an interesting question… if you didn’t know you had been raped, would you want to?
Legalities and justice aside, I imagine having an all around good day ruined by a phone call from a cop that goes something like this:
Cop: “Is this Mr.…
Dearborn, MI – I haven’t seen a lot of news reporting on this, but police are looking Brenna Kathleen Machus, a Dollar Store employee who hasn’t been seen since her co-worker was shot dead inside the store Monday night.
Detectives believe Machus was abducted from the store after her co-worker, Joseph Orlando, was shot. His body was found by staff on Tuesday morning when they arrived to open for the day and found his body. They also found the store was in disarray and someone had targeted the cash drawer as well as the store safe.
What they did not find was 20-year-old Machus, although her car was found outside in the parking lot. Police reviewed surveillance footage inside the store that captured a suspect dressed in a dark hooded jacket, blue jeans and white shoes, as he entered the store at around 7.30 p.m. on Monday.
Despite the heat, he is wearing a jacket with a hooded sweatshirt over his head and drawn to cover the majority of his face.…Continue Reading
Las Vegas, NV – A 36-year-old meth addict has been officially charged with the murder of his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son.
Cassandra Hamilton knew Bransen Locks for a couple of months and had been dating for two weeks when she allowed him to babysit her 5-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son at his mother’s house on May 19.
In the early morning hours, after Locks had picked up the children from daycare, Locks’ mother called 911 when her son frantically pounded on her bedroom door yelling, “Mom, Mom, get up. Help me. The baby’s not breathing.”
Medical personnel noted that Bently Olsen was suffering from severe head injuries, including bleeding on the brain and a “noticeable mid-line shift of the brain.” There was also a red abrasion on the top of his head that looked recent.
When police tried to question Locks about the boy’s condition, he could not be found at the hospital. He had taken off and was found a couple hours later hiding in a crawlspace beneath his house like a sniveling coward. …Continue Reading
COCOA BEACH, FL – A 25-year-old mother has been accused of leaving her 3 and 4-year-old children unattended for several hours in a parking lot while she attended a Lil’ Wayne concert.
According to police, an employee at the Cruzan Amphitheater saw two children, ages 3 and 5, standing alone near a black Nissan Altima in the South Florida Fairgrounds parking lot at around 7 pm. He approached them them at 9.45 pm when he saw them again and seen they were still alone.
The employee, Barry Batchelor, said the children were surrounded by “intoxicate persons” and told him their mother, Brittany Harris, left them in the car while she went to the concert. Batchelor took the children to a venue gate where he turned them over to sheriff’s deputies.
Police were able to locate Harris in the parking lot about 10.30 pm after the concert ended. The hip-hop model known as Pretty Red told the officers her cousin brought her children to the concert, but later admitted she’d brought them and left them in the car.…Continue Reading
FORT WAYNE, IN – A woman tired of being robbed fought off a trio of intruders using a Guitar Hero Game Controller.
Melinda Walker said that on Sunday, she was at home with her 5-year-old grandson when three young men walked into her home with their faces covered. They claimed to have a gun and demanded Walker give them cash and her television.
This would mark the third time someone had entered her house uninvited, and possibly the third time she would have possessions taken from her by a thief. Even though they said they had a gun, Walker said it looked like one of the men was holding the handle of a hammer.
“I looked them up and down. I didn’t see a gun,” said Walker. “The whole time one of the kids kept saying, ‘She doesn’t think we have a gun. She doesn’t think we have a gun. Take it out and clean it on her.’”
Sick of her home being targeted by robbers, and not wanting the three men near her grandson, Walker grabbed a nearby object off the ground and brandished it like a weapon.…Continue Reading
Payette, ID – The death of a 6-year-old boy found hanging from a refrigerator has been ruled a suicide, making him the fourth confirmed case of a 6-year-old committing suicide in the U S of A since 2007..
On June 3, the boy was watching cartoons in the living room with his 7-year-old sister. The boy’s mother and stepfather were both home taking a shower. The boy went in to the kitchen and the sister told police she heard her brother making noise in the kitchen but did not check on him.
About 20 minutes later she walked into the kitchen to find that her brother had hanged himself by using his belt as a makeshift noose to hang himself from the freezer handle of the refrigerator. The girl screamed and her parents rushed to the kitchen and cut the belt. As the boy’s stepfather performed CPR, the boy’s frantic mother called 911.
Sadly, even the first-responders were unable to revive the boy and he was pronounced dead. The resulting investigation and a coroner’s report concluded that there were no signs of foul play and that the death was a suicide.…Continue Reading
STLOUIS, IL - Before I get started on a bunch of terrible news, I thought I would make a public service announcement regarding a convicted sexual predator who has gone missing after removing an ankle monitor and leaving a halfway house.
Frederick Buettner, 40, was sentenced to ten years in prison after he pleaded guilty to raping his daughter in 2004. He was released to a halfway house in May and was outfitted with an ankle monitor. But on July 8, he removed the monitor without setting off its alarm and hasn’t been seen since.
As you can imagine, the victim and her mother are scared shitless. She says her daughter was only five-years-old when she finally told her Buettner had been sexually abusing her for two years.
“I have lived through hell for the last 11 years and I can’t imagine anyone living through the hell that we have gone through,” she said.
She said that her daughter can’t sleep and is afraid her dad will retaliate against her because she told authorities about his abuse.…Continue Reading
HOUSTON, TX – A woman in Houston has arrested on child abuse charges after police say she repeatedly inflicted injuries on her six-year-old son, even burning the boy’s tongue with a hot spoon.
Police were notified after the boy was taken to the hospital with a possible broken arm. Nurses noted the boy had numerous injuries, including bruises, lacerations to his scalp, and healing burn wounds on his hand and tongue.
When Child Protective Services interviewed the boy, he told them his mother, 26-year-old Jessica Mungia, had broken his arm and that she’d instructed him to lie about how he received his list of injuries observed by the medical staff.
The scalp injury was from his mom hitting him with a screwdriver. The bruises to his chin and neck were from his mother choking him. His mother would also tie up his arms and legs and his dad would cover his mouth with a sock. The linear mark on his arm was from when his mom cut him with a knife.…Continue Reading
HARVEY, LA – The body of a missing six-year-old girl has been found in a dumpster in the apartment complex where she lived.
The parents of Ahlittia North reported her missing after her stepfather woke up Saturday morning to find her missing, along with a queen-sized blanket, a toothbrush and toothpaste.
On Monday, police said they had a person of interest in North’s disappearance – the 20-year-old nephew of North’s stepfather. Matthew Flugence lived on the same block and has an outstanding warrant against him for an alleged sexual battery of an 11-year-old. According to JPSO Col. John Fortunato, police have been unable to locate him.
North’s body was found early this morning, inside a dumpster near the end of the apartment complex where she lived. The dumpster was removed at around 5 a.m., and FBI agents showed up a couple of hours later to help deputies with the case and to question other residents.
Fortunato said that the weekend search included garbage bins near the residence, including sifting through garbage collected from several cans and dumpsters.…Continue Reading
PAYSON, UT – Police have few clues regarding the death of Nathan Tyler Haun, the 17-year-old found dead in the middle of the road after a fight at a party.
Haun’s body was found by a motorist around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, lying in the middle of Arrowhead Trail between Salem and Payson. An autopsy would later reveal Haun died as a result of being hit by a car.
“There was a significant amount of trauma that was very extensive from head to toe,” Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Department said. “There was no chance of survival.”
Haun was last seen at a house party Friday night, but the group of teens are keeping their mouths shut and their parents have already hired attorneys. Investigators believe these teens know what lead to Hauns death, but are trying to stay out of trouble, possibly because of underage drinking.
“They’re not only not cooperating with us, they’re being very uncooperative, so what we’re really not getting the detail we need from the people we think know what happened,” said Cannon.…Continue Reading
HUDSON, WI – Aaron Schaffhausen, the 35-year-old Wisconsin man who slit the throats of his three daughters to get back at his ex-wife, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Schaffhausen has been on trial after admitting he slit the throats of 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia on July 10, 2012 in an act of revenge against his ex-wife.
His attorneys tried convincing a jury that he was insane at the time of the murders and not just a vindictive asshole out to hurt his ex-wife in the worst way possible. The jury didn’t buy what Schaffhausen was selling, and rejected the insanity plea.St. Croix County Circuit Judge Howard Cameron also wasn’t buying it, stating: “I don’t see mental illness as a mitigating factor” before sentencing this wretched piece of shit to three consecutive life sentences without any possibility of parole.
The judge explained his decision, saying he did not believe Schaffhausen could be rehabilitated and that it was his duty to protect the victim and the public.…Continue Reading
Sylvan Lake, MI – Two children are dead and another is in critical condition after a boater collided with a tube on the water containing three young siblings.
The accident occurred on Sunday as John Mansour was using a jet ski on Sylvan Lake to pull a large tube being ridden by his three children, Alex Mansour, 11, Gabrielle Mansour, 6, and Adriana Mansour, 10.
At around 12:30 p.m., as Mansour was head south, a 56-year-old boater going east swerved to avoid Mansour’s jet ski but failed to see the tube he was pulling and struck the three children head on.
A witness said that after the collision, Mansour was hysterical.”
“I looked up and the tube was floating and the three children were floating in the water with their vests on,’ said Cindee Rosenthal. “The man on the jet ski had his hands on his head yelling, “Oh, my God, oh, my God, someone help me!” And then I heard someone yell “Call 911!” And other boats were heading toward the scene.”
Mansour, the man who hit his children, and other boaters helped pull the kids out of the water and transported them to shore where off-duty doctors and nurses treated them before paramedics arrived.…Continue Reading
Chicago, IL – Prosecutors say a 51-year-old grandmother strangled and beat her 8-year-old granddaughter to death, marking the end of months of abuse.
Helen Ford has been accused of abusing her 8-year-old granddaughter, Gizzell Ford, for months, ending when cops say she beat and strangled the girl to death. The abuse was so bad, she was found with maggots living in a head wound that had gone untreated.
Cops responded to Ford’s home after receiving a call of a person not breathing. Ford was at the home when they arrived, as was Gizzel’s bed-ridden father. Gizzel was found dead in a bedroom with her father, lying face up with a list of injuries on her body. These injuries included several bruises, burns and cuts – all of which Ford said the girl had done to herself.
On Sunday, prosecutors gave some more details on the supposed self-inflicted injuries. A medical examination showed blunt force trauma to Gizzell’s head that happened so long ago that maggots had hatched in the wound and had moved to the front of her scalp while she was still living.…Continue Reading
Lancaster, PA – Two teens spotted a missing 5-year-old girl inside a car and chased after it until the vehicle stopped and let her out.
According to the reports, Jocelyn Rojas went missing while playing in the front yard of her home. Her mother notified police and searched for the girl for about two hours with no luck. That is until two teens on bikes decided to help out.
About a half-mile from Rojas’ home, they spotted a girl inside a maroon or burgundy sedan that matched Rojas’ description. The two teens chased after the car for fifteen minutes until the car finally stopped and let Rojas out.
“”As soon as the guy noticed we were chasing him, he stopped at the end of the hill and let her out and she ran to me and said that she needed her mom,” said 15-year-old Temar Boggs.
As you can imagine, Rojas’ friends and family are extremely grateful and took turns hugging Boggs after Rojas was safely returned.
“He’s our hero.…Continue Reading
OSSINING, NY – A high school teacher from upstate New York spent Friday night on a jail cot instead of his wedding bed after being charged with raping a 16-year-old student. Does that count as missing an important engagement?
The teacher, John M. Azabache, was arrested after the girl’s family contacted police, and surrendered at Ossining Town Court on Friday afternoon. According to the girl, the couple allegedly had sexual relations twice between March and July, although not on school property.
Azabache pleaded not guilty to third-degree rape and posted $50,000 bail. At his arraignment, Justice Nancy Quinn Koba asked Azabache whether he understood the order of protection she was issuing to keep him away from his alleged victim, the would’ve-been bride, Amanda Rae DeLuccia and two members of her family. “They are witnesses to events after the fact,” Koba said of DeLuccia and the relatives named.
Defense lawyer Tony Castro said Azabache’s wedding to DeLuccia, originally scheduled for Friday, was canceled. Gee, ya think? The attorney would not say whether the cancellation had anything to do with his client’s criminal charges.…Continue Reading
Austell, GA – Andrew Pride has been sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of whipping a toddler’s genitals.
On Wednesday, a jury found Pride guilty of first-degree child cruelty for repeatedly beating the 22-month-old boy who did not want to be potty trained back in August 2012. The whipping to the boy’s genitals caused bleeding and welt marks, prosecutors said.
“This wasn’t an accident. This was malicious,” said Assistant District Attorney Chuck Boring. “And it was all because of potty training. Mr. Pride struck a 22-month-old baby in the groin multiple times because he wouldn’t pee in the potty. This man’s actions are the definition of malice.”
It was also revealed during the trial that Pride had allegedly encouraged an older child to say that they were the wone responsible for beating the toddler.
For a man who could whip a kid’s dick and then try to get another kid to take the blame, he got off pretty lucky. He could have gotten 20 years in prison.…Continue Reading
Athens, TN – A woman in Tennessee shot and killed her abusive husband minutes after he was released from jail where he’d been locked up for threatening to kill her and their children.
Last Saturday, police were called after Robert Marshall threatened to kill his wife, Melissa Marshall, and their children. Police were informed that Marshall was irate, suicidal and armed with a gun.
Police would find Marshall in his car outside of a local motel armed with a gun and in possession of a variety of prescription pills. Marshall was arrested and taken to jail where deputies learned Melissa had filed an order of protection against him that hadn’t been served.
“When they found out there was an order, they went to her residence, got her copy, made a copy and then served him off of that. So we made sure that once we got it, he was going to be served,” said Sheriff Guy.
A couple of hours later, Marshall was released from jail with explicit instructions not to go near his wife.…Continue Reading
Police and Fire responded were called to the apartment of Anthony Gideika and Jennifer Nelson at approximately 1:45 a.m. Monday and found Chase Gideika was not breathing and had minor bruising around his forehead.
The child was taken to the hospital where doctors found Chase was suffering bruising to his head and genital areas, internal head trauma, a skull fracture and internal bleeding.
Essex Assistant District Attorney Kate MacDougall said the child’s brain was so damaged and swollen that it “lost all its architecture.” She added that doctors determined Chase had been shaken violently on more than one occasion during the past 48 hours, had been slammed to the ground and had injuries consistent with being kicked or kneed in the genitals.
Police first became suspicious of Gideika after seeing how he was “manhandling” Chase’s twin brother while preparing to go to the hospital.…Continue Reading