Crime

Catholic Cardinal To Stand Trial For Sexual Abuse, Highest Ranked Vatican Official Ever Charged [VIDEO]

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: George Pell will be the most senior Catholic leader to face a jury after being committed to stand trial on multiple historic sexual assault charges. In a decision that will ring loud through the Vatican and around the religious world, Australia’s most senior Catholic and the man who a year ago oversaw management of the …

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Bill Cosby Confined To Mansion With GPS Monitor

The Associated Press reports: Two days after his conviction, Bill Cosby has already started life as an inmate — though his surroundings are far nicer than they likely will be in a few months. A judge says Cosby will be confined to the same suburban Philadelphia mansion where jurors concluded he drugged and molested a Temple University women’s basketball administrator, …

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Panicked Movie Patrons Leap From Balcony After Raving Preacher Starts Screaming About Repenting From Sins

The Redlands Daily reports: A man began shouting about God and jumped from his theater seat at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War” Thursday night at the Harkins Mountain Grove 16 in Redlands – leading to erroneous reports about shots fired, police said. “As soon as the movie was over, this guy starts yelling, preaching and talking about repenting from …

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Police Seek Man For Assaulting Gay Customers After Bartender Orders “Faggots” Out Of Restaurant [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Three men who were tossed out of a Newport Beach restaurant claim they were victims of gay bashing. Cellphone video shows the end of the April 13 encounter when a man is seen physically grabbing and wrestling one of the alleged victims out the door of the bar and throwing him to the ground. “You’ve been warned,” …

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BREAKING: Bill Cosby Convicted Of Sexual Assault

Buzzfeed News reports: Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and raping Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania home in 2004, marking a new fall from grace for a comedian who built his reputation as America’s Dad. The jury for Cosby’s first rape trial was unable to reach a verdict last year, however, this time, the jury of seven men and …

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“Many More” Molestation Charges Expected For Jailed Evangelical After Victims Discovered In Other States

Birmingham’s ABC affiliate reports: “Many more charges” are expected to be filed against Acton Bowen as soon as later this week according to Etowah County Deputy District Attorney Carol Griffith. Prosecutors told a judge more potential victims had been discovered in Orange Beach, Alabama and across state lines in Florida and Colorado. The FBI has now become involved into the …

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TORONTO: Nine Now Dead, At Least 16 Injured After Van Plows Through Pedestrians In “Deliberate Attack”

ABC News reports: Nine people were killed and at least 16 others injured after a white van hit pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, today, police said. The driver is under arrest, Toronto police told ABC News. Witness Ali Shaker told CTV News he was driving in his car when he saw the Ryder van jump the sidewalk and people walking were …

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TORONTO: Two Reportedly Dead, Multiple Injuries After Van Strikes Pedestrians, Driver In Custody [VIDEO]

The Toronto Sun reports: Numerous pedestrians have been struck by a white van on Yonge St. near Finch Ave., Toronto Police say. Police say eight to ten pedestrians have been hit. The van fled the scene. The extent of the injuries isn’t confirmed. A multi-casualty incident has been declared. Officials are asking people to avoid the area. Subway and bus …

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NASHVILLE: Cops Continue Search For Waffle House Killer, Was Arrested Last Year Near The White House

The Associated Press reports: Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House. Metro Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said 29-year-old Travis Reinking’s firearms authorization was then revoked at the request of the FBI, and four …

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NASHVILLE: Four Dead, Multiple Injuries In Waffle House Mass Shooting, Nude Gunman Sought [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Four people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday, Don Aaron of the Metro Nashville Police Department said in interview with CBS affiliate WTVF. “A patron wrestled away the gunman’s AR-15 rifle. He was nude & fled on foot. He is a white man with short …

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NYPD Seeks Man Wearing MAGA Hat/Shirt For Pushing Hispanic Man Onto Subway Tracks After Racist Slurs

ABC News reports: New York ABC station WABC reports the New York City Police Department is looking for a man who attacked a fellow subway rider on Friday. The suspect was wearing a red “Make America Great Again” cap, sold by Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, and a red “Make America Great Again” T-shirt at the time of the …

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Five New Felony Charges For Evangelical Pastor As Victims Come Forward Saying Abuse Lasted For Years

The Birmingham Herald reports: The young male victims accusing an Alabama evangelist of multiple sex crimes told investigators the misconduct lasted months, and sometimes years, according to new court records filed on Wednesday. One of the victims, a teen boy over the age of 12 but under the age of 16, said Acton Bowen exposed him to deviate sexual intercourse …

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SCOTUS Rejects Appeal Of Former Illinois Governor Imprisoned For Trying To Sell Obama’s Senate Seat

The Chicago Tribune reports: The U.S. Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges. The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He’s scheduled to be released in 2024. His convictions included trying to extort …

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ALABAMA: Wife Of Evangelical Arrested For Sex With Teen Boy Wants Restraining Order, Divorce, Their House

Earlier this week locally famous Alabama evangelical Acton Bowen was arrested on multiple charges of sex with a boy under 16 years old. Now his wife says she’s physically afraid of him and wants a divorce, a restraining order, the house, and her maiden name back. The Birmingham Herald reports: Ashley Nabors Bowen filed for divorce from Acton Bowen on …

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TEXAS: Former GOP Rep. Steve “Bengazi” Stockman Convicted Of 23 Felonies, Faces Decades In Prison

The Texas Tribune reports: Steve Stockman, a Republican former congressman from Texas, has been convicted of defrauding two conservative mega-donors and funneling their $1.25 million into personal and campaign expenses as part of what prosecutors have described as a “white collar crime spree.” A jury in federal court in Houston ruled Thursday afternoon that Stockman is guilty of all but …

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Pastor Gets 15 Years For Molesting Preteen Daughter

San Diego’s NBC affiliate reports: A former pastor at a Carlsbad church who pleaded guilty to repeatedly molesting a child over the course of nearly two years was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday. Prosecutors said the man, who was a pastor at the North Coast Calvary Chapel at the time of his arrest, only turned himself in because …

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MIAMI BEACH: Assault Suspects Charged With Felony Battery, Released On Bail, Hate Crime Charges Pending

Miami’s ABC affiliate reports: Four men have been released on bond after being arrested and accused of beating a gay couple. The four men — who police identified as 20-year-old Luis Alonso, 21-year-old Adonis Diaz, 21-year-old Juan C. Lopez and 21-year-old Pablo Reinaldo Romo — bonded out of jail on Wednesday. According to a Miami Beach Police spokesperson, all four …

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Seventh Murder Charge For Suspected Serial Killer

The Toronto Star reports: Another murder charge was laid Wednesday against Bruce McArthur, bringing the number of people he is alleged to have killed to seven. McArthur, 66, appeared in court via video this morning to face his latest first-degree murder charge in the death of 42-year-old Abdulbasir Faizi, one of three missing men at the centre of Project Houston. …

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Yet Another Evangelical Jailed For Sex With Teen Boy

The Birmingham News reports: A well-known Alabama evangelist, public speaker and author was arrested in Hoover Tuesday on child sex charges. Paul Edward Acton Bowen, a 37-year-old Gadsden native who now lives in Etowah County’s Southside community, was taken into custody by Hoover police about 12:35 p.m. The founder of Acton Bowen Outreach Ministries is charged with second-degree sodomy, enticing …

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MIAMI BEACH: Hate Crime Suspects Surrender To Police

The Miami Herald reports: Four men turned themselves in to Miami Beach police on Tuesday afternoon in the case of a gay couple brutally attacked after the city’s gay pride parade. The men surrendered through an attorney and will likely face felony charges, the Miami Beach Police Department said in a statement. The attack occurred Sunday evening around 7:40 p.m. …

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