Crime

Federal Prosecutors Seek To Forcibly Medicate Planned Parenthood Shooter: He Thinks Witches Are After Him

The Denver Post reports: Federal prosecutors want to forcibly medicate the man charged with carrying out a deadly mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs seven years ago in an attempt to move forward with the long-stalled criminal cases against him. Robert Dear, 64, has repeatedly admitted to killing three people and wounding nine others during a …

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Sunday School Teacher Gets 87 Years For Child Rape

Raleigh’s NBC affiliate reports: A former Sunday school teacher will spend the next 87 years of his life in prison after being convicted of abusing and sexually assaulting at least three young girls behind church walls and on church buses in Johnston County. A jury found Jonathan Young, 38, of Benson, guilty on multiple counts of rape, sexual offense and …

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Safeway Mass Shooter Named, Posted “Manifesto”

The Daily Beast reports: The man who killed two people as he “walked aisle to aisle” spraying bullets inside a Safeway supermarket in Bend, Oregon, wrote a disturbing manifesto ahead of the bloodbath, warning of his intention to commit a “national tragedy.” The shooter, who wielded an AR-15-style rifle and a shotgun during his rampage, was identified by authorities on …

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“Boogaloo Boi” Gets Life In Killing Of Sheriff’s Deputy

Law & Crime reports: A former Air Force sergeant and anti-government militia member was sentenced to life in prison for the second of two murders he committed against law enforcement employees in 2020. Steven Carrillo, 33, pleaded guilty in June of this year to nine counts over the incident that led to the murder of Santa Cruz County Sheriff Sgt. …

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Three Dead In Mass Shooting At Oregon Safeway

ABC News reports: At least three people are dead following a shooting inside a Safeway supermarket in Oregon on Sunday evening, police said. The incident was reported just after 7 p.m. local time at The Forum Shopping Center in Bend, a small city on the Deschutes River, some 130 miles southeast of Oregon’s capital, Salem. The suspected shooter is among …

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Youth Pastor Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges

Fayetteville’s ABC affiliate reports: A man was arrested on a charge of sexual indecency with a child in a case related to his time as a youth pastor at a Bentonville church, according to Nathan Smith, Benton County prosecutor. Keenan Hord was arrested Thursday night and has been booked into the Benton County Detention Center. He is facing charges that …

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CO “QAnon Mom” Found Guilty In Kidnapping Plot

The Associate Press reports: A Colorado mother accused of plotting to kidnap her son from foster care after her teen daughter said she started associating with supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory was found guilty of conspiracy to commit second-degree kidnapping on Friday. Cynthia Abcug, 53, denied she was involved in planning a raid on the foster home where her …

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Tennessee Christian School Principal And His Secretary Charged With Having Sex In Front Of Underage Student

Nashville’s Fox affiliate reports: The principal and secretary of a small Christian school in McMinn County engaged in improper sexual activity in front of an underage teen and former student at the pastor’s home, according to 2 arrest reports from the McMinn County Sheriff’s Department. 47-year-old Jason Kennedy is principal, teacher and pastor of Liberty Christian School in Riceville. 28-year-old …

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Rioter Gets 46 Months For Beating DC Cops With Pole

NBC News reports: A “pissed off” Donald Trump fan was sentenced to 46 months in prison Friday for assaulting law enforcement officers with a Trump flag and joining a mob to use a giant Trump billboard as a battering ram when rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The government said that Howard Richardson, a 72-year-old from King of …

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Convicted Rioter Loses Appeal Over FB Location Data

Law & Crime reports: A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled that the disclosure of location information provided by Facebook to the FBI about users inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 did not violate Fourth Amendment privacy rights of a defendant who live-streamed his breach of the building. Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell issued the ruling Wednesday …

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Political Director Of Leading Texas Anti-Abortion Group Arrested For Online Solicitation Of Sex With A Minor

Vice News reports: A man who worked as a political director for Texas Right to Life, the premier anti-abortion group in the state, has been arrested for the online solicitation of a minor. Lucas “Luke” Bowen, 33, was charged with the second-degree felony on August 3. A minor, under that statute, refers to anyone who’s younger than 17 or who …

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Florida Pair Pleads Guilty To Stealing Diary Of Biden’s Daughter And Selling It To Right Wing Project Veritas

The New York Times reports: Two Florida residents pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday to stealing a diary and other belongings of President Biden’s daughter, Ashley, and selling them to the conservative group Project Veritas in the final weeks of the 2020 election. Aimee Harris, 40, and Robert Kurlander, 58, admitted they took part in a conspiracy …

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Police: FL Pastor’s Wife Embezzled $165K From Church

Mobile’s CBS affiliate reports: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement charged a woman with grand theft after a Milton Church was defrauded out of $164,716. Lisa Michelle Hively, 55, was charged with one count of organized schemes to defraud and one count of grand theft. Hively was arrested after investigators opened up an investigation into the finances of Faith Baptist …

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Sheriff Guilty Of Threatening To Shoot Church Teens

The East Idaho News reports: Former Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault as part of a plea agreement. In exchange, the prosecution will dismiss a felony charge of aggravated battery, and a misdemeanor charge for the exhibition of a firearm. “In exchange for the plea, the parties have agreed to probation and 10 days of …

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Brothers Charged With Assaulting Cops In Capitol Riot

Chicago’s CBS affiliate reports: Two brothers from Illinois have been charged with joining the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, one of them accused of pushing a police officer, and the other accused of pinning down an officer with a metal barricade. Daniel Leyden, 55, of Chicago, is charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding law enforcement officers with a …

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PA Pastor Pleads Guilty To Recording Sex With Minor

The Delaware County Times reports: A 72-year-old Chester pastor pleaded guilty Tuesday in Delaware County Court to videotaping a sexual encounter he had with an underage girl during a relationship that lasted from 2018 through 2020. Edward Lilly, of the 4100 block of Kates Glen Drive in the Boothwyn section of Upper Chichester, entered an open guilty plea to one …

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Paul Pelosi Pleads Guilty In DUI Crash, Gets Probation

TMZ reports: Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, just pled guilty to a DUI charge stemming from his May car accident and arrest. According to court records, obtained by TMZ, Pelosi pled guilty to one count of DUI. He was sentenced to three years probation and 5 days of jail time, with credit for time served. As part of the probation terms, …

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Man Gets Five Years In Attempt To Extort Gaetz Family

The Northwest Florida News reports: Niceville resident Stephen Alford will serve 63 months, or just over five years, in federal prison for attempting to extort $25 million from Don Gaetz, a former state Senate president and father of Florida’s First District Congressman Matt Gaetz. The plan to extort money from the Gaetz family, spelled out in documents filed with the …

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Rioter Accused Of Stealing Pelosi’s Laptop Granted Permission To Attend Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: A Mechanicsburg woman accused of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during the Jan. 6 riots will be permitted to leave house arrest to visit the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire this weekend, according to a recent court order. Riley Williams, 25, is permitted to leave house arrest for eight hours this weekend to visit the fair in …

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NJ Youth Pastor Charged With 75 Child Sex Counts

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: A Burlington County man who served as a youth pastor has been indicted on charges that he sexually exploited underage boys, deceiving them into sending him explicit images, then blackmailing them into performing lewd acts so he could watch and record them remotely, authorities said Friday. Sean Higgins, 31, of Palmyra, has been in custody since …

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