According to reports, Schmidt lives in a home with a man and his four children. Police say she was physically abusive towards one of the children, a 6-year-old girl, and once placed the girl’s hands on a hot stove.
But that’s not all. The girl told police that Schmidt has been abusing her since she was 3-years-old, describing how she was hit with a big spoon, forced to hold full gallon jugs of water, and placing her head underwater in the bathtub on multiple occasions.
The girl said the abuse makes “her body feel sad.”
Investigators say the child never came forward before now because Schmidt threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone about the abuse. The girl has since been placed in a foster home.
Schmidt was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children. The charges come as no surprise to the grandmother of one of the other children who lives in the home with Schmidt.…
According to police, Havelow lives with his grandmother, mother and sister. He reportedly is not happy with the situation because, according to him, the women keep him from having a normal social life.
This resentment boiled over when he returned home at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday after taking his mommy’s car out to smoke weed with a friend. When he asked his mommy if his friend could spend the night, she said no, and Havelow lost it.
He began arguing with his mother and grandmother about them keeping him from having a girlfriend and not allowing him to smoke pot in the house. Now keep in mind, this man is twenty-fucking-four, unemployed, lives with his mother, and has no car. Yet he’s blaming them for being a loser.
Havelow ended up dragging his mother to the ground and attempted to rape her.…
The victim told police that she had invited 33-year-old Anthony Prestopine over to her house for a drink and watch a movie.
Several hours later, she went to bed and told Prestopine he could sleep on the couch. Despite having told him she was not interested in any sexual activity, she woke up an hour later to Prestopine in the middle of raping her.
She fought him off and instructed him to get out of her house. When Prestopine refused, the woman motivated Prestopine by smashing his face in with a frying pan. As evident by his mugshot, the woman has one hell of a swing.
Prestopine was eventually arrested on a charges of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and sexual assault. Last reports stated he was still in jail after failing to post his bond.…
The girl said she woke up at around 4 a.m. when she felt Herrera crawled into her top bunk and get behind her. She said that Herrera told her to shut up or he would hurt her and her family before he allegedly began sexually assaulting her.
The girl’s 11-year-old brother, who was sleeping in the bunk below, woke up to his sister saying “No” and “Why are you doing this?” He sprinted out of the bedroom and alerted his parents to what was going on.
Her mother yanked her daughter out of the bed while her step-father held Herrera on the ground until police arrived. When police interviewed Herrera, he admitted he broke into the apartment but says he did not target the girl and had no idea she was in the bed he crawled into. However, officials have a hard time believing that last part.…
Police have arrested 61-year-old Ira Task after they say he, and other men, recorded themselves raping a 6-year-old boy.
Task’s arrest was the result of an investigation that started when federal investigators alerted Pennsylvania police that 19-year-old William Byers Augusta, who lives in North Middleton Township, had live-streamed the rape of a 6-year-old boy over a video-conferencing website back in July.
When police searched Augusta’s home, they found a laptop in the teen’s bedroom that contained numerous videos and photographs of child pornography. The investigation then led them to a second North Middleton Township where numerous computers and phones were seized, with one of the phones containing a particularly disturbing video.
In the video, which was taken in April, two adult males could be seen raping the same 6-year-old boy that Augusta had raped during a live-stream. Police say the rape was filmed by Augusta, and was shot in a way as to crop out the faces of the two men.…
NORRISTOWN, PA – A horrific case of child abuse is being reported out of Pennsylvania, where a man has been accused of beating his girlfriend’s 4-year-old autistic son and forcibly pulling out three of the boy’s teeth.
Police were notified in July, when the boy’s mother brought him to police with “severe facial and dental injuries” and handed them a bag that contained three of the boy’s teeth.
“The teeth were bloody but intact, from the tooth through the top of the root,” authorities said in a statement.
According to the woman, she had left her son with her live-in boyfriend, 27-year-old Nicholas Kernechel, while she went out with friends for a couple of hours. The following morning she found her son in his room “asleep on the floor, lying on top of dried blood.”
She found her son was missing three upper teeth, had an extremely swollen upper lip, a bloody upper gum line and bruises all over his face. The boy told his mother that Kernechel was responsible for his injuries and that he was not nice.…
BELLEFONTE, PA – Brandi Weaver-Gates, the 2015 winner of a Miss Pennsylvania offshoot pageant, is facing felony charges after lying about having cancer and raking in thousands of dollars in donations.
Weaver-Gates, 23, has been charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property after investigators say she took money raised from events on her behalf to help pay for her medical bills as she battled chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
However, the state police investigator said Weaver-Gates never had the disease and called her efforts to make people believe she did “an elaborate scheme.” He’s not joking, either.
On top of having relatives drive her to John Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore and make them wait in the lobby for hours as she went to another part of the hospital to pretend to have treatment, she would also shave her head to appear as a cancer patient.
These relatives may also include her own parents. In one interview she described telling her parents about her diagnosis was one of the most difficult things she’s ever had to do.…
PITTSBURGH, PA – Police have arrested 25-year-old Cesar Mazza after they say he became upset that his ex-girlfriend wouldn’t name their newborn son after him, so he stabbed her to death and fatally beat her 72-year-old grandmother.
On May 6, Mazza took his 3-month-old son from foster care and dropped him off at his mother’s home. When asked why he and the baby were covered in blood, Mazza claimed that the blood was his and the result of the baby’s mother, 19-year-old Tionna Banks, trying to stab him because he forgot to bring her a pack of cigarettes when he picked up their baby.
The next day, police performed a wellness check on Banks after she did not report back to a social service agency by her assigned time. When police entered the residence, they would find Banks dead after suffering 15 stab wounds and some fractured bones. Her grandmother, 72-year-old Valerie Crumpton, was found dead with trauma to her head and body.
Mazza was located in New Jersey after he was arrested on May 15 for missing a trial on charges he beat Banks last November when she was five months pregnant.…
PHOENIX, AZ – Undercover sheriff’s deputies arrested 68-year-old Michael Crawford after they say he traveled to Arizona to have sex with a horse, as well as having some shirts soaked in horse piss.
According to a statement released by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Crawford posted an ad online looking for a horse owner who would let him perform sex acts with the animal.
Investigators in the Animal Crimes Investigations Unit where alerted and an undercover officer posed as a horse owner who was interested in Crawford’s proposition.
Through e-mail and phone-call conversations, Crawford admitted to having sex with animals since the ’70s and has traveled extensively to various cities locating horse owners who would grant him access to their animals.
Thinking he had found another one of these owners who would let him perform sex acts on a horse, Crawford purchased a non-refundable plane ticket to Phoenix.
He told the undercover officer he was looking forward to the visit and was bringing five shirts he wanted the horse to piss on. …
ATHENS, PA – Police have charged Anthony Rockwell with two felony counts after he allegedly sexually assaulted two boys, ages 5 and 6, inside a church restroom and stuck a pill in each of their anuses.
According to reports, Rockwell approached three children playing at the His Majesty Church playground. Two women were outside the church at the time, painting the church exterior.
Although one of the women knew Rockwell from church, the other became concerned when she noticed Rockwell and the children were missing. When she went inside the church to look for them, she found that she was unable to open the restroom door.
Rockwell walked out when she was able to enter, and she saw one boy crying and another bent over naked. Her son told her that Rockwell had hurt him and the other boy. During her examination of the boys, she found a white pill in each of their asses and removed them.
Police were called and the two boys were taken to the hospital for treatment.…
On Last Friday, Treaster and her boyfriend arrived at the Mount Nittany Medical Center to treat injuries the elderly man had received after being assaulted. Police were called to the hospital where the man would tell them a person he did not know entered his home and assaulted him.
He was in the hospital for two days to treat lacerations to the head and finger that needed stitches, an injury to his genitals and a minor brain bleed. When he was released, he met with police at his home and told them who really kicked his ass.
The man told them that his assailant was actually Treaster, his girlfriend. He said she flew into a jealous rage and slapped him in the face before throwing things through the house and punching him in the face.
He said he tried running from Treaster but she tackled him in the garage and climbed on top of him.…
Philadelphia, PA — This bitch. This cheery, smiling, happy-looking bitch right here has been accused of ditching her disabled 21-year-old son in the forest, with nothing but a blanket and a bible, so she could toddle off and hang with her boyfriend in Maryland for a minute.
According to police, 41-year-old Nyia Parler wheeled her non-verbal, quadriplegic son, who also suffers from cerebral palsy, into a wooded area sometime last Monday. She took the man from his chair and laid him on the ground nearby. She then covered him with a blanket, placed a bible on his chest, and walked away. And there he remained, in the cold and rain, for five fucking days.
When the man failed to show up for his scheduled classes at the School of the Future, school officials attempted to reach Parler. When she didn’t answer, they contacted the man’s aunt. She, in turn, contacted Parler.
Parler, the bitch, lied to the woman, claiming her son was there in Maryland, safe and sound, with her.…
LOWER MORELAND, PA – Police say that the teenage son of Chris and Nicole Peppelman found the couple dead inside the family’s home, both reportedly mutilated by a chainsaw.
At around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, the boy discovered the mutilated bodies of his parents and called 911. First responders, police, and Montgomery County detectives arrived on the property and found Chris, 48, and Nicole, 43, dead inside the home.
According to investigators, Nicole had suffered severe cuts, which appear to have been inflicted by a chainsaw. At this point, police are only classifying Nicole’s death as a murder and say that Chris’s death is being investigated.
“The death of the female seems to be an apparent homicide. However, the investigation is continuing,” said Kevin Steele, First Assistant District Attorney for Montgomery County. “This is preliminary at this point.”
Friends who knew the couple had nothing but great things to say about the couple, but a neighbor said the marriage was in trouble, and that Nicole had moved out of the home with their three sons.…
THROOP, PA — Police say Stephen Woytack, 74, was killed by a falling headstone as he and his wife were decorating a family gravesite for Easter.
According to a caretaker at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woytack and his wife travel from Scranton every year to decorate his mother-in law’s gravesite for Easter.
“They tie a cross to it every year,” said Ed Kubilus. “And after they’re done tying the cross, they stand there and say prayers and they leave.”
But this recent visit would be Stephen’s last. Throop police say that Woytack’s wife was tying a string to the headstone when it fell, landing on Woytack as he was kneeling on the other side.
Kubilus says the headstone probably fell because when the ground begins to thaw in the spring, some of the bases tilt and the stones on top can topple off.
Bishop Joseph Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton released this statement, seemingly surprised that anything tragic could happen around a holiday in which people celebrate a zombie crawling out of a tomb after dying nailed to a tree:
“It is unimaginable to think that a visit of a faithful couple to the grave of loved ones in anticipation of the celebration of Easter could have ended in such a tragic manner.…
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Three juveniles have been accused of murdering 51-year-old James Stuhlman as the man pleaded for his life during an armed robbery.
According to police, Stuhlman and his 13-year-old daughter would take his dog for a walk around the neighborhood every night. But on March 12, Stuhlman told his daughter it was getting a little late and walked his dog alone.
At around the same time, Brandon Smith (pictured) and Tyfine Hamilton, both 15-years-old, were with an unnamed 14-year-old boy playing basketball. Afterwards, they decided they wanted to rob someone.
They settled on Stuhlman because “he looked soft” and his dog did not look aggressive. After confronting Stuhlman and announcing he was being robbed, the man begged for his life and pleaded with the teens not to shoot him.
Hamilton ignored his pleas, according to police, and shot the man once in the chest. Being the cowards that they are, the teens ran off without taking anything from Stuhlman.
Stuhlman would be found on the ground holding a flashlight in one hand and his dog’s leash in the other. …
SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP, PA – Police have arrested 20-year-old Caleb Barnes and his 14-year-old girlfriend after authorities say Barnes stabbed the girl’s mother to death before the pair buried the woman’s body in a shallow grave.
On Friday night, Cheryl Silvonek took her daughter and Barnes to an Eric Church concert. Later that night, the three got into an argument while sitting in a car in Silvonek’s driveway.
No word on what the argument was about, but news reports are alluding to Silvonek not being too happy about her young daughter dating a 20-year-old Army specialist out of Fort Meademan.
Whatever the argument was about, Silvonek lost when Barnes allegedly used a knife to stab her repeatedly in the neck as they sat in the car. Afterwards, Barnes and Silvonek’s daughter drove another car to Walmart where they bought items to clean up the crime scene.
The pair then drove Silvonek’s car with her body inside to a rural road where they buried Silvonek in a shallow grave. While they were sticking the woman in the ground, a neighbor saw the car and went to investigate.…
MONONGAHELA, PA – Police have arrested 26-year-old Arthur Benoit III after they say he got so angry at his disabled father that he beat him with mounted antlers and threatened to kill him with a pen.
According to court records, Benoit admitted that he became enraged when his father, Andrew Benoit Jr., refused to get out of bed one morning earlier this month.
Benoit threw a tantrum that included breaking his father’s wheelchair and cellphone, as well as beating his father in the legs and head with mounted antlers.
At one point during his tirade, Benoit also grabbed a pen and threatened to kill his old man with it while he mimicked stabbing him.
Benoit was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief. He remains in custody at the Washington County jail after failing to post a $10,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 10.…
JEANNETTE, PA – Maxwell Morton has been charged with murder after police say the 16-year-old shot a classmate in the face before taking a selfie with the victim’s body and posting it to Snapchat.
Police were contacted Wednesday evening after the mother of 16-year-old Ryan Mangan found her son dead in his room. The following day, a woman called police to report a disturbing image her son had received via Snapchat.
The image was a selfie taken by Morton with a very dead Mangan sitting in a chair behind him with a gunshot wound to the face. The woman also said her son received messages from Maxwell, stating, “Told you I cleaned up the shells” and “Ryan was not the last one.”
A search warrant was served at Morton’s home and a 9 mm handgun was found in the basement under the steps that matched a shell casing found in Mangan’s room. After being advised of his rights, Morton confessed to shooting Mangan. At this time, no motive has been revealed.…