Crime

Pastor Busted For Child Porn Had Superimposed His Face Onto S/M Images Of Young Girls, Authorities Say

Penn Live reports: A Chambersburg-area pastor was jailed last week, accused of possessing sexually explicit images of bondage scenarios involving children that also had his face superimposed into them. The Office of the Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force did the investigation into Stephen L. Dunn, 68, and filed charges on Thursday, according to court documents. During a …

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GOP Activist Arrested For Brandishing Gun At Marshal

The Colorado Gazette reports: Kanda Calef, a former Republican candidate, political activist and a hard-line gun rights supporter, faces a felony menacing charge after allegedly brandishing a pistol at a U.S. marshal in Interstate 25’s Gap construction zone. Calef, now free on $2,500 bail, is due in Douglas County’s 18th Judicial District on Wednesday, where she is expected to enter …

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DALLAS: Masked Gunman In Militia Gear Dead After Shootout With Police At Federal Courthouse [VIDEO]

The Dallas Morning News reports: A man in a mask, combat gear and glasses was shot and killed Monday morning after he opened fire outside the Earle Cabell federal courthouse in downtown Dallas. No one else was injured. FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno identified the shooter as Brian Isaack Clyde, 22 at a news conference on a street …

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FAMILY VALUES: Pastor Who Backed Murder Charge For Abortion Arrested For Molesting Teenage Relative

The Associated Press reports: A Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse, accused of repeatedly molesting a teenage relative over the course of two years. Stephen Bratton is accused of subjecting the relative to inappropriate touching that escalated to “sexual intercourse multiple times a day …

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FLORIDA: Man Arrested For Posts Inciting Race War, Praised Mass Shooters, Targeted Blacks, Gays, And Jews

NBC News reports: A Fort Myers man was arrested Friday for posting statements and videos inciting violence against minority groups on social media. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement received a tip that the man, who was using an alias, was posting to sites like Bitchute and Gab. The posts showed his “hatred toward several minority groups, threatened violence against …

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Wife Of Indicted GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter To Drop Her Not Guilty Plea In Campaign Finance Corruption Case

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Margaret Hunter, the wife of longtime East County Congressman Duncan Hunter who was co-indicted with her husband last summer, has agreed to change her plea of not guilty and is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday morning. The announcement was posted on the U.S. District Court docket late Wednesday morning without any supplemental documentation. …

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Poll: Most Catholics Say Clergy Sexual Abuse Continues

From a new survey by Pew Research: More than 15 years after U.S. bishops pledged “zero tolerance” for sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, reports of previously unpublicized misconduct continue to receive wide media coverage. A Pennsylvania grand jury last year uncovered decades of sexual abuse and coverup by Catholic leaders, and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick – formerly the archbishop …

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Hate Crime Charge For Man Who Screamed Death Threats, Vandalized Home Over Rainbow Porch [VIDEO]

NBC News St. Louis reports: A man has been charged with a hate crime and threatening to kill LGBTQ residents in Soulard. On May 24, police received several 911 calls about property damage in the 1300 block of Sidney Street. While investigating what happened, police obtained surveillance video that showed a man committing the crimes. That man was later identified …

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Man Charged In DC Pride False Shooting Panic [VIDEO]

The Washington Blade reports: A gun scare in Dupont Circle Saturday night that brought D.C.’s annual Capital Pride Parade to an abrupt end and sent hundreds of parade spectators fleeing in panic appears to have been caused by a man who told police he pointed a BB gun at another individual who was assaulting his female “significant other,” according to …

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Mob Boss Whitey Bulger Hailed Trump In Prison Letters

NBC News reports: In the final months of his life, James “Whitey” Bulger wrote letters from prison offering his thoughts on a range of subjects. His faltering health. His longtime girlfriend. His wish for a peaceful death. But there was another topic that the notorious Boston crime boss returned to again and again: President Donald Trump. In several handwritten letters …

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Fifth Male Teenager Arrested In London Gay Bashing

Via press release from London’s Metropolitan Police: Detectives investigating a homophobic attack and robbery of two women in Camden have made a fifth arrest. A 16-year-old boy was arrested this morning, Saturday, 8 June on suspicion of robbery and aggravated GBH and is currently in custody. Four males aged between 15-18 have been arrested yesterday, Friday, 7 June on suspicion …

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Four Teenage Males Arrested In London Gay Bashing

The Guardian reports: A homophobic assault on two women on a bus that left them needing hospital treatment has been labelled a “disgusting, misogynistic attack” by the London mayor, Sadiq Khan. The attack happened in the early hours of 30 May when Melania Geymonat, 28, boarded a bus with her girlfriend, Chris. The couple said they were attacked after refusing …

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LONDON: Lesbian Couple Bloodied By Gang Of Men On City Bus After Refusing To Kiss For Their Amusement

Newsweek reports: A woman has spoken out about a terrifying ordeal in which she and her girlfriend were attacked by a gang of men on a London bus after they refused to kiss for their entertainment. Uruguay national Melania Geymonat, 28, posted a photo showing the aftermath of the assault in which she and her American girlfriend Chris are covered …

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Megachurch Blasts “Slanderous” Child Rape Charges Against Leader: God Made Him An Apostle Of Jesus

ABC News reports: The Mexico-based La Luz del Mundo church said Wednesday that its leader and “apostle” Naasón Joaquín García, who was arrested in California on charges of human trafficking and child rape, remains the spiritual leader of the group, which claims 5 million followers in 58 countries. It also strongly denied the charges. “We believe these accusations are defamation …

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Roy Moore’s Lawyer Arrested On DUI, Drug Charges

The Montgomery News reports: Former Senate candidate Roy Moore’s attorney was arrested Wednesday night. Trenton Roger Garmon, 39, was booked into the Etowah County Jail around 8 p.m., according to jail records. He was arrested by Gadsden police and charged with driving under the influence of controlled substances, second-degree possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Garmon, who worked as an …

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German Nurse Gets Life Sentence For Killing 85 Patients

Deutsche Welle reports: Serial killer and former nurse Niels Högel was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for the murder of 85 patients. “Your guilt is unimaginable,” Judge Sebastian Bührmann told the convicted man. “The human mind struggles to take in the sheer scale of these crimes.” While working at a clinic in Oldenburg and a hospital in Delmenhorst, Högel …

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REPORT: Soldiers Charged In Death Of Green Beret Planned To Record Him Being Raped To Shame Him

The Washington Post reports: Four elite U.S. Special Operations troops charged in the death of a Green Beret soldier in Mali plotted to record him being sexually assaulted as part of a plan to embarrass him through hazing, according to one of the accused service members. Marine Staff Sgt. Kevin Maxwell said in a written stipulation of facts submitted for …

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CALIFORNIA: Mexican Christian Leader Charged With Sex Trafficking, Allegedly Forced Oral Sex On Children

The New York Times reports: The leader of La Luz del Mundo, a church headquartered in Mexico that claims to have more than one million followers worldwide, was charged Tuesday in Los Angeles with more than a dozen sex crimes, including allegations that he forced children to have sex and made them pose naked for photos, the authorities in California …

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Catholic Church Spent $10 Million Across Eight States Lobbying To Prevent Sexual Abuse Victims From Suing

CBS News reports: The U.S. Catholic Church spent $10.6 million on lobbyists to prevent victims of clerical sex abuse from suing for damages. According to a new report, the money was doled out from 2011 through 2018 in eight northeastern states where bills to reform statute of limitations laws were either in the works or being considered. “This report lays …

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Paul Manafort To Be Transferred To NYC’s Infamous Rikers Island, Solitary Confinement For Own Protection

The Daily Beast reports: The brutal prison on New York’s Rikers Island has been home to some of the most notorious criminals in the city’s history, from serial killer David Berkowitz to John Lennon’s murderer, Mark David Chapman—and now it’s set to add Paul Manafort to its rogues gallery. The former Trump campaign chairman—who was sentenced this year to four …

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