Crime

Florida Pastor Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges

Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: A pastor and owner of a kung fu training academy from Palm Bay has been charged with multiple sex crimes involving children, according to the Palm Bay Police Department. Palm Bay police arrested 42-year-old Roberson Douge Wednesday after they said two victims reported the alleged sexual abuse. According to the arrest affidavit, police recorded a call …

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Texas Police Chief Nabbed In Prostitution Sting

Click Houston reports: A chief for Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office was arrested and charged Wednesday after being caught up in an undercover prostitution operation, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. Chief Deputy Brian Harris was charged with soliciting prostitution, authorities said. He is currently in the Montgomery County Jail. The MCSO Organized Crime Unit, in cooperation with Human Trafficking …

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Kentucky Pastor Arrested On Child Sex Charges

The Paintsville Herald reports: A former Johnson Central High School girls’ basketball coach and pastor was arrested on Sept. 21 after an indictment was handed down against him alleging sexual abuse, rape and sodomy against a minor. Johnson Commmonwealth’s Attorney Tony Skeans said the alleged offenses were listed in an indictment against Darrin Rice, 54, of Wittensville. Skeans said the …

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Fugitive “Fat Leonard” Nabbed En Route To Russia

San Diego’s NBC affiliate reports: Leonard Glenn Francis, better known as “Fat Leonard,” a defense contractor who disappeared weeks before he was set to be sentenced for one of the largest bribery scandals in the nation’s military history, was taken into custody Wednesday in Venezuela, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed. Francis was taken into custody by Venezuelan authorities as he …

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Family: Late Christian Leader Molested Up To 200 Boys

The Christian Post reports: To the outside world, Don Ogden, founder of the music department at Grace College & Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, was a charismatic and beloved Christian leader, husband and father. When he died at age 88 on June 27, 2015, a publication of the private Christian college known as 289 described Ogden as a passionate family …

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Two Men Plead Guilty In $104 Million GI Bill Scam

From the Justice Department: Michael Bostock, 54, of Nampa, Idaho, and Eric Bostock, 47, of Riverside, California, each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. According to court documents, Michael Bostock was the founder and CEO of California Technical Academy (CTA), a VA-approved, for-profit school that …

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Cops: FL Priest And Bookkeeper Embezzled $1.5 Million

West Palm Beach’s ABC affiliate reports: Police said the investigation revealed that the church’s former parish administrator, Deborah True, and former pastor, Richard Murphy, opened a bank account in the name of “Holy Cross Catholic Church” in 2012. Police said bank records show that nearly $1.5 million of parishioners’ donations were fraudulently deposited into the account since 2015. From 2015 …

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47 Charged In Alleged $250M Children’s Meals Scam

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: The director of the Feeding Our Future nonprofit and 46 other people have been charged in what federal prosecutors say was a “massive scheme” to defraud the government of more than $250 million meant to feed needy children during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a news conference in Minneapolis on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger described it …

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Vegan Meat Exec Charged With Biting Man’s Nose

Law & Crime reports: Doug Ramsey, the 53-year-old Chief Operating Officer (COO) of El Segundo-based Beyond Meat, was taken into custody at approximately 10:27 p.m. Saturday evening and charged with one count each of third-degree battery and terroristic threatening, records reviewed by Law&Crime show. The incident occurred in a parking garage just outside of Razorback Stadium following the Arizona Razorbacks’ …

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Florida Man Shouting “Fuck Joe Biden” Slugs CVS Clerk

Gainesville’s CBS affiliate reports: Police say 29-year-old David Frick may have broken a CVS Pharmacy employee’s nose after assaulting her. During the assault they say he yelled, “F*** Joe Biden.” Sunday evening Police say Frick came into the Gainesville store, on SW 13th Street, and started punching the employee. After falling, Police say Frick got on top of her and …

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Anti-Vaxxer Guilty Of Threat To Kill CA State Senator

The Bay City News reports: A Contra Costa County Superior Court jury convicted a San Ramon man on gun charges and for threatening the life of a state senator who represents parts of San Mateo County, prosecutors said. Jurors in Martinez found Erik Triana, 51, guilty of threatening the life of state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, two counts of …

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NYC Catholic Deacon Pleads Guilty In Child Sex Sting

The New York Daily News reports: A Queens church deacon nabbed in an undercover sting pleaded guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court on Friday of trying to lure three teenage boys into meeting him for sex acts, law enforcement officials said. Rogelio Vega, 52, a former deacon at St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church in Woodside, pleaded guilty to three counts of …

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Virginia Pastor Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges

The Bristol Herald Courier reports: Detectives arrested Michael Canter, 38, of Abingdon, Virginia, without incident Thursday, Sept. 8 on multiple sexual assault charges against a juvenile female, according to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. At the time of his arrest, Canter, a resident of Washington County, Virginia, was serving as the pastor at Valley View Baptist …

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Singer R. Kelly Found Guilty Of Producing Child Porn

The Chicago Tribune reports: A federal jury in Chicago on Wednesday convicted disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly on child pornography charges for making videotapes of himself sexually abusing his then-14-year-old goddaughter decades ago. During the five-week trial, the jury was shown clips from three separate videos allegedly depicting Kelly abusing Jane, including the same tape from his Cook County trial …

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Lawsuit Alleges CA Megachurch Pastor Raped Hundreds Of Children, Forced Some Into “Incestuous Threesomes”

Law & Crime reports: Five woman are suing an international megachurch and its leader, convicted felon Naasón Joaquín García, in California state court over decades of alleged child sexual abuse and human trafficking. The 53-year-old so-called “apostle” of the of the Church of the Living God, Pillar and Ground of the Truth, The Light of the World, admitted to various …

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Armed Man In Rainbow Wig Menaces PA Dairy Queen, Tells Cops He’s Working To Reinstate Trump As “King”

The Centre Times Daily reports: A man was arrested at a Dairy Queen after he entered the restaurant with a loaded handgun, according to Pennsylvania authorities. The man was initially seen driving erratically along a highway in Delmont on Saturday, Sept. 10, prompting another driver to call 911, Delmont Police said in a news release. He pulled into Dairy Queen …

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Man Injured When Package Explodes At Northeastern

The New York Times reports: A package exploded inside a campus building at Northeastern University on Tuesday night, injuring an employee and spreading fear among Boston’s many college campuses, the police said. Officers were called just after 7:15 p.m. to Holmes Hall at 39 Leon Street, which houses the writing center on the private university’s campus, for a suspicious package …

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Republican New York County Elections Commissioner Arrested By FBI On Absentee Ballot Fraud Charges

The Albany Times-Union reports: Jason T. Schofield, the Republican Rensselaer County Board of Elections commissioner, was arrested outside his residence Tuesday morning by the FBI and charged with fraudulently obtaining and processing absentee ballots last year using personal information of at least eight voters without their permission, according to an indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court. Schofield was led into …

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Navarro Loses Bid To Investigate Contempt Charge

The Hill reports: A federal judge on Monday rejected former Trump aide Peter Navarro’s request to investigate his indictment for contempt of Congress. Navarro, who was indicted on two counts of contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 select committee, claimed that his prosecution was politically motivated and he sought documents from the Department …

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Woman Charged With Threat To Kill Mar-A-Lago Judge

NBC News reports: Tiffani Gish was arrested last week in the Houston area after she admitted to federal marshals that she had left three threatening voicemails for federal judge Aileen Cannon, telling her she was “marked for assassination” and that she planned to shoot her in front of her family, a federal criminal complaint says. Gish also made a number …

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