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Three people accused of raping a 12-year-old girl Saturday at the Skateworks roller rink in Woodlawn took turns holding her down and assaulting her in a storage room, a police report of the incident says.

Baltimore County officials, who were on the verge of closing the troubled rink months ago because of frequent disturbances there, deferred questions to the police department.

“We’re concerned about this situation, and we’re sure that this matter will be monitored and reviewed,” said Lt. Robert McCullough, a Baltimore County Police Department spokesman. “We will be reviewing it for any further action. We want to reassure the community that we care.”

Police say they have had to deal with a near-constant stream of complaints of rowdy crowds and disturbances at Skateworks since it opened in an industrial park near Security Boulevard in December 2008. Most of the incidents — including one in which a 26-year-old man was hit by gunfire in February 2009 — have occurred outside the rink as patrons left the facility.

In April, code-enforcement officials and Skateworks’ owners hammered out a deal that allowed the rink to stay open for another year. The owners agreed to work more closely with the local police precinct, to close at midnight, and to hire four off-duty police officers to help with security on weekend nights.

Only three county police officers were working at the rink Saturday night, when the rape occurred, although five Skateworks security guards were on duty, said Paul W. Gardner, an attorney who represents the rink’s owners. He said that the assault, while regrettable, should not be a cause for drastic action on the part of authorities.

“I think it would be unfair for the office of code enforcement to shut them down because of this incident,” Gardner said. He conceded that had the three police officers not been on the job, “then there might have been room to question the safety aspect.”

“We’re trying to find out what happened and where it happened and to try to prevent it from ever happening again,” said Gardner, who spent part of Monday and Tuesday reviewing surveillance video of the building’s interior that was recorded between 7 p.m. and midnight on Saturday. “We’re desperately looking for the facts, for any sign that there are males pushing someone where they don’t want to go.”

Gardner said the rink’s owners were also reviewing the video, a process that he said was far from complete.

“I don’t want the public to rush to judgment,” Gardner said. “Not to take away from the young lady and the pain that she feels, and will feel for the rest of her life, but rapes occur any time and any place. When a rape occurs at a school or at a mall, we don’t talk about closing that school or that mall.”

The suspects — one of them 24 years old, the others 15 and 17 — were arrested at the scene. A police account says two of the youths grabbed the girl and dragged her into a storage room, and that all three forced her to perform sexual acts on them and then raped her.

The eldest of the three was identified as Davon Perry, of the 4600 block of Panacea Road in Pikesville.

Perry, who is more than 6 feet tall and weighs 190 pounds, is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center on six counts, including charges of first-degree rape and various sex offenses.

In May 2009, Perry was arrested and charged with stealing a vehicle and theft. Later that same month, he was arrested again and charged with four counts of assault. Ultimately, he was found not guilty in the first case and the second case was not prosecuted.

Police described Perry as a volunteer at Skateworks, and Gardner said Tuesday he was trying to find out whether that was true. “He was not on any work schedule, did not receive a paycheck,” Gardner said. “However, Mr. Perry would frequent the establishment and was known by the employees there.”

Gardner noted that potential full-time workers at the rink are typically subject to a background check.

The two teenage suspects were not named because of their age. In the police report, the 17-year-old is listed as 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 230 pounds, while the 15-year-old is 5 feet, 7 inches and weighs 130 pounds. The girl they are accused of assaulting was taken to Franklin Square Hospital Center for treatment.

The police report quotes the girl as saying that, toward the end of the assault, the three suspects “thought that they heard someone coming so they all hurried up and ran out of the room.”

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Rock Hill, South Carolina – Marquevious Jabar Bell, a 20-year-old Rock Hill man, was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly beat his wife while she was in the hospital, delivering their child.

According to the Clover Police Department, The couple checked into the Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill around 5:00 a.m. The victim was in labor, and given a medication that “made her groggy.”

Investigators say the couple got into an argument, which led to Bell slapping his girlfriend across the face with an open hand, then hitting her several more times.

The victim handed hospital staff a note that read “please don’t leave the room but make him leave, he ’stressin’ me and I’m scared.” Nurses handed the note over to security, who escorted Bell off the premises.

The victim told authorities that he has hit her in the past, and even threatened her with a gun. She stated that she has tried leaving him over the past year and a half, but he refuses to accept the breakup.

Bell was booked into jail and charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

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An 18-year-old Iranian is facing imminent execution on charges of homosexuality, even though he has no legal representation. Ebrahim Hamidi, who is not gay, was sentenced to death for lavat, or sodomy, on the basis of “judge’s knowledge”, a legal loophole that allows for subjective judicial rulings where there is no conclusive evidence.

Hamidi had been represented by human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei, who has since been forced to flee Iran after bringing to international attention the case of another of his clients, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old Iranian mother of two who has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. Mostafaei was due to arrive in Norway yesterday to begin a life in exile while continuing his campaigns on behalf of his clients, including Hamidi.

At the same time, human rights activist Peter Tatchell has written to the foreign secretary, William Hague, urging him to contact the chief justice of Iran and ask that the execution be halted.

“Ebrahim’s case is evidence that innocent heterosexual people can be sentenced to death on false charges of homosexuality [in Iran],” said Tatchell, co-founder of the London-based gay rights group OutRage.

Hamidi was arrested two years ago in the suburbs of the western city of Tabriz in the East Azerbaijan province after a fight with members of another family. Three of his friends were also involved in the incident and were subsequently arrested. Later, the four were accused of homosexual assault on a man and of attempting to abuse him sexually.

A person convicted of homosexuality in Iran can be lashed, hanged or stoned to death. The law includes a variety of penalties for different acts: 99 lashes if two unrelated males sleep “unnecessarily” under the same blanket – even without any sexual contact. A boy raped by an adult man would also be lashed if the court decided that he had “enjoyed” the experience.

After three days in detention, Hamidi confessed to the crime, allegedly under torture. The other three were cleared of all charges when promised by officials that they would be freed if they testified against Hamidi.

However, last month Hamidi’s alleged victim admitted that he had been under pressure from his parents to make false accusations. Nevertheless the local judiciary has insisted that Hamidi should be executed.

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With the missus and the kids away, his popularity nose-diving, President Obama will be home alone for his 49th birthday.

Obama hasn’t shied away from the fact he’s nearing the dreaded half-century mark as he’s realized his hair’s becoming grayer and his metabolism is slowing down – like every other middle-aged American male.

But only he faces the strain of a divisive Presidency.

And with First Lady Michelle taking their youngest, Sasha, to Spain and other daughter, Malia, away at camp, Obama’s press secretary is under the gun as media inquires if Obama family tensions and Oval Office feuding is the reason Obama is spending his birthday alone in his Chicago hometown.

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A woman baby-sitting her two young nieces went berserk and stabbed them repeatedly in a bloody rampage in her sister and brother-in-law’s showcase Westchester home across the street from Martha Stewart’s farm, authorities said yesterday. Lisa Turkki, 39, grabbed a knife from the kitchen of the Katonah home and stabbed Maeve and Annabel Kelly, ages 7 and 9, at around 9 p.m. Saturday, seriously wounding both youngsters, said police in Bedford, the town that encompasses Katonah.

A 911 call was placed at 9:22 p.m., apparently by Turkki, pleading for help. The girls’ parent — financier Joe Kelly, 50, and Eva, 43, — were in nearby Caramoor attending a concert. They were called to the box office at intermission and told to return home. Neighbors heard screams from the parents as they entered the blood-spattered kitchen where the mayhem unfolded. “This is a parent’s worst nightmare,” said Heather Flournoy, who once wrote on her blog, Katonah Green, about the family and their innovative “green” home.

Turkki was arrested in the front yard on assault charges. Her nieces were in stable condition at Westchester Medical Center and were expected to survive.

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A Lakeland High School teacher has resigned after police intercepted Facebook postings and other messages between him and a student that were “sexual in nature,” according to a news release.

Police said a student’s parents were alarmed over a Facebook posting their son 15-year-old son made to 27-year-old Lakeland High teacher Greg Madsen. The student wrote, “I love you too much” and Madsen replied, “I love u too buddy.”

Detectives said they gathered text messages and e-mails from the student’s cell phone and then, with a search warrant, seized two computers and a cell phone from Madsen’s home.

Lakeland police said they found Facebook chat messages on Madsen’s computer that were “sexual in nature that occurred with several minors that attended Lakeland High School.”

Madsen agreed to surrender his teaching certificate, according to police, and resigned from his position at Lakeland High in a pretrial intervention contract settlement.

Police said Madsen told them he did not take the “I love you” comment seriously. “He just wrote that off as things that kids say such as ‘I love you man,’” the release said.

Police said that after analyzing Madsen’s computer, they found that “several Lakeland High School students were identified in the chats.”

According to the news release, police said Madsen and a student discussed masturbation and other sex acts, as well as a female teacher’s body and their desire to have sex with her.

Other conversations between Madsen and students include discussions about alcohol and possible crime on the school’s campus, including guns and drugs. Authorities believe that Madsen sent inappropriate messages to as many as 17 students, mostly boys.

Under his agreement with the state attorney’s office, Madsen may not hold any position, as an employee or volunteer, that would involve children.

Madsen has not admitted to the accusations but has chosen to take a plea in lieu of a lengthy prosecution.

Police say they couldn’t find any evidence of actual inappropriate physical contact with the students but feared that’s what the chats were leading up to.

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Blue-eyed blonde Nmachi, whose name means “Beauty of God” in the Nigerian couple’s homeland, has baffled genetics experts because neither Ben nor wife Angela have ANY mixed-race family history. Pale genes skipping generations before cropping up again could have explained the baby’s appearance. Ben also stressed: “My wife is true to me. Even if she hadn’t been, the baby still wouldn’t look like that. “We both just sat there after the birth staring at her for ages – not saying anything.” Doctors at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup – where Angela, from nearby Woolwich, gave birth – have told the parents Nmachi is definitely no albino.

Ben, who came to Britain with his wife five years ago and works for South Eastern Trains, said: “She doesn’t look like an albino child anyway – not like the ones I’ve seen back in Nigeria or in books. She just looks like a healthy white baby.” “But we don’t know of any white ancestry. We wondered if it was a genetic twist. “But even then, what is with the long curly blonde hair?” Professor Bryan Sykes, head of Human Genetics at Oxford University and Britain’s leading expert, yesterday called the birth “extraordinary”. He said: “In mixed race humans, the lighter variant of skin tone may come out in a child – and this can sometimes be startlingly different to the skin of the parents.

“This might be the case where there is a lot of genetic mixing, as in Afro-Caribbean populations. But in Nigeria there is little mixing.” Prof Sykes said BOTH parents would have needed “some form of white ancestry” for a pale version of their genes to be passed on. But he added: “The hair is extremely unusual. Even many blonde children don’t have blonde hair like this at birth.” The expert said some unknown mutation was the most likely explanation. He admitted: “The rules of genetics are complex and we still don’t understand what happens in many cases.”

“She’s beautiful and I love her. Her colour doesn’t matter. She’s a miracle baby. “But still, what on earth happened here?” Her husband told how their son Chisom, four, was even more confused than them by his new sister. Ben said: “Our other daughter Dumebi is only two so she’s too young to understand.
“But our boy keeps coming to look at his sister and then sits down looking puzzled.

“We’re a black family. Suddenly he has a white sister.” Ben continued: “Of course, we are baffled too and want to know what’s happened. But we understand life is very strange.

“All that matters is that she’s healthy and that we love her. She’s a proud British Nigerian.”

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A 108-year-old woman has reunited with her 38 year old husband after a year of separation.

The couple was reunited this past Thursday, after Muhammad completed a 12 month voluntary drug rehab treatment.

“I am grateful my husband has come back, I am happy we see each other again because I really love him, We will return to our normal life and I will serve my duty as a wife, just like any other woman.”

Muhammad said his elderly wife, visited him five times during his rehab, and would have been more if not for her lack of mobility because of her age.

Wook Kundor and Muhammad Noor Che Musa married when Wook was frightened that he would leave her for a married woman, Wook then popped the question and married her 23rd husband.

Wook brings a whole new meaning to the term cougar.

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Dade City police have arrested a 14-year-old boy for allegedly murdering a man for $4.00.

Police state that 14-year-old Harlamey Larry approached the 31-year-old victim to rob him and after taking the victim’s wallet, Larry shot the man and killed him.

Although the crime is shocking, police are more shocked at the fact the teen confessed to killing the man and only gaining $4.00 for the hit.

According to published reports, police claim that Larry was armed with a .45 pistol waiting for potential victims, when he spotted the man and a group of friends. It is reported that Larry then approached the group to rob them at gun point and ended up shooting the unidentified victim.

In an interview with Dade Cty Fox News Affiliate FOX13, a local resident reacted to the crime stating:

“I thought that the guy that did it was at least 21, but to find out he was only 14 is crazy.”

Larry, who has a prior arrest record, faces murder and robbery charges.

Due to the severity of the crime police state that he may be tried as an adult.

SMH over $4.00, you could have sold aluminum cans and got that.

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Jennifer Lynn Whiting, a Tucson teacher arrested after sexually explicit photos of her were found on a student’s cell phone, has been indicted on eight felonies. Pima County prosecutors say 32-year-old Rincon High School teacher is charged with four counts of sexual conduct with a minor, three counts of involving or using minors in drug offenses and one count of furnishing obscene or harmful items to minors.
Whiting was arrested June 25 after the father of the 16-year-old boy contacted police. The father says he found sexual photos of Whiting on his son’s cell phone.

According to CBS affiliate KOLD, police said Whiting left her children at home on the early morning of June 25 to meet with the victim. The Arizona Daily Star says the indictment, which was handed down Tuesday, claims Whiting had sexual contact with the boy four times between May 26 and June 23, and also involved the teen in an undisclosed drug offense three times during that span.

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A 25-year-old Safeway employee allegedly offered a customer more than she was looking for – the woman says she caught him masturbating behind the meat counter of the Louisville, Colo. store, according to reports.

The woman says that on Jan. 31 she was grocery shopping with her child when meat counter worker Nicholas Lorenzo reportedly asked if she was finding everything she was looking for, according to local station KMGH.

The station reports that according to the arrest affidavit, the woman said she noticed movement behind the glass of the neatly displayed meat and saw Lorenzo “holding his penis.” He allegedly put his penis back in his pants when he realized the woman wasn’t interested in his daily special.

The woman began to walk away from the display, but when she looked back, she allegedly saw him going at it again. The store’s manager reported the incident to police and Lorenzo was arrested, reports KMGH.

Lorenzo admitted to “having his penis out of his pants” according to the affidavit.

He was charged with one count of indecent exposure and previously entered a not guilty plea after opting out of a plea bargain that would have given him five years probation and required him to register as a sex offender, reported KMGH.

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A woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with the biological son she gave up for adoption and later tracked down on the Internet has been sentenced nine years to 30 years in prison. Aimee L. Sword, 36, of Waterford Township apologized at her sentencing Monday in Oakland County Circuit Court. She had pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in a deal with prosecutors.

Police say Sword used Facebook in 2008 to find her son, who’s now 16. She gave him up for adoption when he was only a few days old, the Detroit Free Press reported.
“When she saw this boy, something just touched off in her — and it wasn’t a mother-son relationship, it was a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship,” the newspaper quoted attorney Mitchell Ribitwer as saying. “Aimee’s searching for a reason why this happened. She can’t understand it. She’s going to get some counseling.” The boy testified they had sex in Waterford Township and Grand Rapids when he was aged 14. Waterford Township is 30 miles northwest of Detroit.

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Kalunga Kanyela was arrested in Las Vegas after his wife caught him molesting a 10-year-old relative. Kanyela, 37, claims he didn’t know touching a child sexually was wrong. This story gets even more sick, pop the hood for more details…

Creepy Kanyela, an African refugee from the Congo, denied the allegations at first, but later admitted to touching the 10-year-old’s chest and stomach. He said he didn’t know it was a crime in America since it is acceptable in Africa.

Kanyela’s accused of assaulting three young female relatives total, one of them is only 6-years-old. Hospital officials have confirmed the girls were sexually abused. The three victims say they were forced to have intercourse and other inappropriate sexual acts with Kanyela. They also said the abuse started prior to the family fleeing the Congo.

Kanyela was arraigned yesterday and is facing eight sexual assault and lewdness charges for inappropriate sexual contact.

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A 64-year-old Roman Catholic priest has been arrested after an investigation into the theft of church money. He stands accused of stealing funds in order to support some very un-priestly habits. Kevin Gray turned himself in to Waterbury Police Tuesday morning after learning of a warrant for his arrest on larceny charges. The former pastor of a Waterbury church is accused of stealing $1.3 million dollars over the course of seven years, and using the money to pay for personal expenses, including hotel rooms, restaurants, clothing, and male escorts.

Cops say that Gray racked up $200,000 on various Manhattan restaurants, $100,000 on hotels, $80,000 on clothing and designer suits and $45,000 on rent and tuition for two men, says WFSB.

When questioned as to why, police say Gray told them that “he felt the church owed it to him” because he was unhappy with his church assignments.

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