On Monday night at around 9pm, Mingming Chen called police to report her 5-year-old daughter, Ashley Zhao, was missing.
She told police that she last saw her daughter hours earlier and felt she had wondered out of Ang’s Asian Cuisine, the restaurant her family operates.
Police and locals began a search for Ashley, and an endangered child alert was issued. These were called off when Ashley’s body was discovered found “deceased and concealed” inside the family’s restaurant.
It was then that investigators learned the truth about what happened to the girl.
According to police, Chen repeatedly punched her daughter in the head for reasons unknown at this time. The girl’s father, Liang Zhao, found his daughter on the ground with a green liquid coming from her mouth.
When he tried washing off the liquid, he noticed she was no longer breathing and attempted CPR, but was unable to save Ashley.…
Last November, police got a call from a woman who said she was shopping in a Walmart when a “creepy” man, later identified as 26-year-old Timothy Blake, was stalking her.
She said the man eventually got within inches of her when she felt something wet on her lower back and foot. She rushed to the bathroom and discovered the substance was sticky.
Police reviewed surveillance footage and could see Blake walking up to the woman and using a syringe to squirt her with some kind of liquid, later identified as Blake’s semen.
On Dec 28, a second woman called to report a similar incident and surveillance video would reveal the then unidentified Blake driving away from the store in a pickup truck. That truck was spotted two days later and stopped by Marietta police.
When Blake was questioned, he told police that he had simply thrown egg yolk at the women.…
ASHLAND, OH – According to reports, 26-year-old Brock Martin has ditched his insanity plea and has pleaded guilty to snatching a 6-year-old girl from her bed and raping her in the backyard of her home.
On Aug. 18, 2015, Martin pushed a fan out of a window of a home, reached in and pulled out a six-year-old girl. He was in the middle of raping the girl in the backyard when a resident of the him came out and witnessed what he was doing.
Martin ran into nearby woods and was later captured by an Ashland Police Department K-9 unit.
During an interview with police, Martin admitted he’d been a busy boy and confessed to two unsolved crimes in the area. On August 11, 2015 he broke into a home where a woman woke up and found him standing over her bed. He fled the home when he saw the woman’s husband come home from work.
Martin also admitted that on March 17, 2013 he broke into a home around midnight and sexually assaulted two 13-year-old girls who were having a sleepover.…
According to reports,police were called around 8:00 p.m. on a report of a man with his pants down swinging from a stop sign.
When police arrived on the scene, they found an intoxicated Henson walking down the street wearing nothing but black gym shorts and shoes.
After taking him into custody, they talked with the woman who called police. She told them that she watched Henson pull down his pants and place his junk into the front grill of a parked van across the street.
The woman said she called 911 after Henson finished raping the van and passed out in a nearby yard.
Henson was arrested and charged with public indecency. He is currently being held in the Montgomery County jail on $2,500 bond.
Henson joins a long list of men featured on Dreamin’ Demon who’ve gotten into trouble for having sex with inanimate objects, including dead people, patio furniture, a stuffed animal inside Walmart, a Jesus statue, a Teddy bear, cow shit, swiss cheese, a beer mug and — my personal favorite — a dead deer.…
According to police, a woman was driving when she heard screams coming from a garage. The woman decided to investigate and found 34-year-old Charles Sadler in the process of raping a little girl.
Realizing he was busted, Sadler fled the garage with the girl. But the woman called 911 and followed Sadler while constantly updating police with their location. Police arrived quickly and took Sadler into custody several blocks later. Emergency personnel took the child to the hospital.
Sadler is currently in the Franklin County Jail on a $200,000 bond facing sexual assault charges. His next court appearance is scheduled for August 15.
Sadler’s family, who were watching the girl, told police they noticed that he and the child were missing, but thought Sadler was somewhere passed out drunk. They added they would not be helping Sadler with his legal troubles.
The child’s mother posted on Facebook that Sadler was obsessed with her 3-year-old, a little girl who looked up to Sadler as an uncle.…
CINCINNATI, OH – A judge has sentenced April Corcoran to 51-years-to-life in prison for letting her drug dealer have sex with her 11-year-old daughter in exchange for heroin, calling it one of the worst cases she’s ever seen.
In June, Corcoran pleaded guilty to complicity to rape, trafficking in persons and corrupting another with drugs.
Corcoran admitted that on four separate occasions in 2014, she gave her daughter to 42-year-old Shandell Willingham for sex in exchange for heroin.
The little girl was sodomized, raped, forced to perform oral sex and frequently videotaped by Willingham. Corcoran would reward her daughter by forcing her to take small doses of heroin that caused her to vomit each time.
“I made selfish, horrible choices that will affect her for the rest of her life,” Corcoran said in court before she was sentenced. “I am consumed by guilt and shame every day.”
Judge Ghiz said she was full of shit, pointing out that Corcoran has yet to offer any kind of apology to her daughter.…
On April 22, 2015, Weaver gave birth to a baby girl in a bathroom at the Delta Gamma Theta sorority at Muskingum University. Weaver put the infant in a trash bag and left her outside where the newborn would die of asphyxiation.
After the body was found by Weaver’s fellow sorority sisters, Weaver was arrested and later charged with aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Instead of owning up to what she did, Weaver would plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
During her trial, prosecutors would show that Weaver never had any intention of keeping the baby. They told the jurors that Weaver drank alcohol, smoked marijuana and played sports during her pregnancy.
Even more damning was the fact that hours after she gave birth, but before the baby’s body was found, she sent a text to the boy she believed to be the father that read: “No more baby,” and “taken care of.”
Weaver’s defense was that she was in denial about the pregnancy and thought her daughter was dead when she put her in the trash.…
Last week, Whitney Hanna called 911 to report she had found her daughter, Roselynn ‘Rosie’ Mae Hanna, unconscious and not breathing.
Hanna said she had left her daughter unattended for five minutes while she tended to her 2-year-old son in another room. When she returned, she found Rosie lying on the living room floor with a window blind cord wrapped around her neck.
She performed CPR on her daughter until paramedics arrived minutes later. Rosie was rushed to the hospital where she would be pronounced dead four days later – which also happens to be her 6-year-old sister’s birthday.
Kids dying after getting tangled up in window blind cords is a lot more common than I thought. We’ve reported on one or two incidents over the years, but according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 600 children have been strangled by window blind cords over the past 30 years. That’s almost one child for every month.…
The incident happened in May 2013, when 58-year-old Jackie Pierce demanded money from Willie Cannon.
When Cannon refused, Pierce responded by repeatedly kicking the man in the testicles. After Cannon was incapacitated, Pierce took the man’s wallet and ran away.
Authorities say Pierce’s kicks ruptured Cannon’s testicle, which resulted in a gangrene infection that would kill Cannon a month later.
On Tuesday a grand jury indicted Pierce on charges of murder, felonious assault and robbery. Police do not currently have Pierce in custody, but his arraignment is scheduled for April 27.
So far there’s been no word on why it took so long for charges to be filed against Pierce.…
The incident happened in February when Lonina and the victim were hanging out at a residence with 29-year-old Raymond Gates.
At some point, Gates allegedly raped the victim while Lonina used the social media app Periscope to live stream the sexual assault of her friend. Police were contacted by a friend of Lonina who was watching the video in another state.
Lonina and Gates were both arrested and have now been indicted on one count kidnapping, two counts of rape, one county of sexual battery, three counts of pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor.
Lonina is also looking at two counts of illegal use of minor in nudity oriented material or performance after allegedly taking pictures of the victim naked the night before the rape.
According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, Gates and Lonina are looking at a possible forty years in prison if convicted.
Robert Ritchie says he returned home from work Tuesday night to find Anna had already given 4-year-old Austin Cooper a bath and put him to bed.
The following morning he called 911 after finding his son unresponsive in his bed and not breathing.
“I think my son’s died,” Ritchie can be heard telling the dispatcher. “He got into a hot bath last night with my wife and she thought [unintelligible] OK. So, he said he wanted to go lay down in bed.”
Austin was taken to Atrium Medical Center where his death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy revealed the little boy had died from third-degree burns to his legs.
Anna was initially arrested and charged with child endangerment, but more charges are pending since she has reportedly admitted to dipping her stepson’s legs in a bathtub of scalding water as a punishment.…
Police were called to the Hammond’s home on Valentine’s Day and found John Hammond with “scratch marks on his face, sore ribs and a large knot on the back of his head.”
The injuries, according to John, were from his wife attacking him with a mini baseball bat and repeatedly kicking him in the ribs as he was semi-conscious.
When police asked Kimberly for an explanation, she told them she had watched a marathon of The Walking Dead the night before, then drank eight beers that morning.
She became increasingly upset about it being Valentine’s Day and not having received a present from her husband… so she gave him the what-for.
Police arrested Kimberly on charges of felonious assault and domestic violence. She took a Breathalyzer test while at the jail that revealed her blood alcohol content was .221. She was released the next day.…
DAYTON, OH – Less than two days after getting out of jail on a DUI charge, 61-year-old James Pohlabeln killed four people, and himself, after plowing into another vehicle while driving the wrong way down I-75.
Two days ago, Pohlabeln crashed into a parked car. After declining to take a breath test, he was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to control. He was released later that same evening after pleading not guilty.
Early Saturday morning, police started to receive phone calls from motorists on I-75 reporting Pohlabeln driving the wrong way down the interstate. Minutes later, Pohlabeln crashed his four-door sedan head-on into a Honda CRV with such force that the SUV flipped upside down.
Pohlabeln died in the collision, as did the four occupants in the other car. Kyle Canter, 23; Earl Miller II, 27; Devin Bachmann, 26; and Vashti Nicole Brown, 29, died instantly, according to police. Kyle, Earl and Devin were all three members of Counterflux, a local rock band about to release a new album.…
Investigators say the former Pontifical College Josephinum student first tried to adopt a child from Mexico in 2014, but was unsuccessful. A year later, the 23-year-old made contact with the same person and eventually admitted he wanted to have sex with a girl under the age of 3 and film it.
Federal agents were notified and they continued their conversation with Wright online, posing as a Mexican tour guide. A deal was eventually made in which Wright would fly to Tijuana and have sex with an infant and a 4-year-old girl – acts he described in explicit messages to the agents.
Wright was arrested after landing in San Diego where he thought he was to meet the tour guide before continuing to Tijuana. He had $2,000 in cash and was carrying baby clothes and a baby bottle in his luggage.
Wright has been charged with travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and aggravated sexual abuse of a child.…
Investigators say a man watched his son, Georta Mack, walk to the bus stop Tuesday morning, but was unaware that his son had returned home shortly after.
The teen had decided to skip school and hide in the basement until his father left for work – a tactic I am sure many of us used back in the day.
Unfortunately for everyone involved with this incident, the man heard the teen in the basement, but thought it was an intruder. Armed with a handgun, the man went into the basement to investigate.
Police say the teen startled his father, resulting in the man firing off a shot that hit his son in the neck. The boy was rushed to the hospital in “extreme critical condition” but would die shortly after.
Captain Terri Theetge said after interviewing the father, his department feels the death was the result of a tragic accident but they would be reviewing the investigation with the Hamilton Prosecutor’s Office.…
WILLOWICK, OH – Police have arrested two sisters after they say the duo used braided computer cables to strangle their 56-year-old mother on Thanksgiving, before trying to smother her with a pillow.
The mother of Jennifer Barnes, 23, and Joanna Barnes, 24, called police to her home on Thanksgiving, asking that they check on her two daughters. She didn’t tell them what had happened until the next day when she went to the hospital with with injuries and bruising to her neck.
According to reports, the sisters placed USB cables around their mother’s neck and then each grabbed an end and pulled. Their mother was able to get free, only to have one of the sisters try to strangle her with a towel while the other tried smothering her with a pillow.
During the attack, one sister allegedly told her mother, “You are going to die tonight.” The woman was able to get free from her daughters again, then run from the house and call police.
Jennifer and Joanna were both arrested without incident and charged with attempted murder.…
MOUNT HEALTHY, OH – Police have arrested 35-year-old James Phillips after they say he killed his 3-month-old baby by slamming her into the floor.
Police responded to Phillip’s home Saturday after receiving a call of a baby not breathing. When they arrived, they found a neighbor performing CPR on Phillip’s 3-month-old daughter.
The baby was rushed to the hospital in critical condition suffering from severe skull fractures that kept her from breathing unassisted, and would die the next day.
Police say that when they questioned Phillips about his daughter’s injuries, he admitted that after the baby’s mother went to the store that he’d slammed his daughter on her back into the floor. Phillips was arrested and initially charged with child endangering and assault. After the infant died, aggravated murder charge were filed against him.
Phillips is being held on $4 million bond and is facing the death penalty if convicted. Despite police claiming he admitted what he did, his lawyer says Phillips denies harming his daughter and that his parents support him.…
LEBANON, OH – Robert Traylor was found guilty Friday of cutting off his 13-day-old daughter’s nose and sentenced to eight years in prison.
Last year, the child’s mother said she was in the kitchen doing dishes when her baby daughter, Kynzie, started crying. When she went to investigate, she found that the infant’s nose has been cut off.
“There was no nose. All you could see was bone. It was horrific,” she would say later.
During her call to 911, the woman told the operator that her 3-year-old son had bitten off his sister’s nose and that he displayed biting issues in the past. When the girl was admitted to the hospital, she was also suffering from two skull fractures, broken ribs and bruised feet.
These injuries, on top of the girl’s missing nose, led police to believe that there was more to this story than what was being told. This was confirmed when the mother of the baby changed her story and told police she believed her husband, 26-year-old Robert Taylor, was the person responsible for their daughter’s injuries.…