A 21-month-old boy was found locked in a car at a Calgary, Alberta casino while his 50-year-old sperm donor was off gambling.
The temperature at the time was a bitter -8C which to us non-conformist Yanks is roughly 18F. The boy was in very light clothes and a blanket blocked the car’s windows so no one could see in. Luckily a passer by heard the child screaming. The child was so upset that he vomited on himself.
The sperm donor was charged with child abandonment.
It seems that he took an even bigger gamble with his son’s well being and lost.
Renee Bowman, who I’ve dubbed the Frog Clown, has been charged in the deaths of her two adopted daughters. If you’ll recall the bodies of 9-year-old Jasmine Nicole Bowman and 11-year-old Minnet Cecila Bowman were found in Bowman’s freezer last year after a third child escaped from the house and notified a neighbor of the abuse she was receiving at the hands of Bowman.
Bowman has been in jail since September after the bodies were found but now she’s officially been charged with their deaths. Police believe both girls died from asphyxia at the hands of Bowman.
Bowman was also collecting government money after the girls’ deaths.
The pair you see are DeWayne Eugene Hopkins, 27, and Julia Young, 19, both of South Salt Lake, Utah. They’ve been federally indicted for recruiting three girls under the age of 18 for the purposes of prostitution.
Specifically Hopkins is accused of being the pimp and Young his recruiter. They allegedly posted inappropriate pictures of the girls on such sites as craigslist, backpage and cityvibe and advertised them as escorts for erotic massages. Hopkins would coach the girls on how much to charge for certain things and Young would set up the ‘appointments’. Since they posted pics of the girls on the websites they’re also facing child porn charges.
I hate to keep flogging a deceased equine but how can anyone call this crime victimless.
Another inmate that spent time with Michael John Anderson testified today in his trial for killing Katherine Ann Olson. 21-year-old Rory Pauly, who is a convicted drug felon, testified to Anderson’s behavior in jail. When Pauly asked Anderson why he doesn’t plead insanity Anderson allegedly said ‘Because then I’d have to pretend that I’m sorry.’
Like the other inmates who testified Pauly claims that he has made no deal with prosecutors.
It seems like this is becoming a trend lately. Is it an increasing problem or is it the media’s new flavor since the Josef Fritzl story?
Anyway, 59-year-old Arcebio Alvarez of Colombia is accused of impregnating his own daughter 14 times. The girl’s mother died when she was five and she was first gave birth at the age of 13. The woman is now 35 and fathered 8 children by Alvarez.
He claims that he’s not her biological father and is only her stepfather, like that makes it better.
You can read my original posts on James Sargent and Tracy Hermann here.
They were the pair of Breeders who left their 5-month-old baby son, Benjamin Sargent, alone in his carseat in his crib for 8 days without feeding him or changing him or checking on him. According to a witness they were busy “playing video games, watching TV, feeding and caring for themselves.”
Benjamin Sargent was found in the same clothes he was dropped off at the house it with his eyes open and his fists clenched. Both Breeders have been charged with murder.
More recently an insanity defense for Sargent has been rejected. Sargent’s attorney contended that Sargent has a “dissociative disorder.” According to the good doctor Sargent retreats into the fantasy world of Lord of The Rings.
However the shrink that saw Sargent said that was only part of what led Sargent to ignore his own child.
The doctor testified the dissociation could explain some of what happened when the infant died after going without food or water for eight days in mid-February 2008, noting a baby’s cries are difficult to ignore.
“Either he (Sargent) is either deaf and blind or an utter psychopath. There’s no evidence of either,” Killian said.
So on that basis the judge thankfully rejected that defense.
Sargent is looking at 20 to 100 years behind bars and his trial is set for April 27th.
I’m sure by now you’ve all heard about the 14-year-old girl from New Jersey who was arrested on child porn charges for posting explicit nude pics of herself on MySpace.
In the past I’ve had no problems with teens who get charged for child porn when they posted pics of another underage kid on MySpace but this is just idiotic. Even Maureen Kanka, the mother of Megan Kanka the namesake of Megan’s Law, says this girl needs help not prison.
According to the second article link I posted more than like the girl will avoid jail time by entering into a plea with prosecutors. Again this is idiotic. The only thing the girl is guilty of is lack of common sense and a lack of self-respect.
However I do think that somebody should be charged with a crime. Her parents should be charged with negligence for allowing this to happen in my opinion. I know the law doesn’t work that way but in a perfect world this girl’s parents, or parent, would be held liable for not keeping better track of their daughter’s online activities.
This is how girls end up getting abducted. As a parent you need to remain ever vigilant of your kids’ online activities.
And for those pervs who I know are looking for the pics in question I have it on good authority that they can be found here.
The plea deal for Dunbar Village gang rape suspect Jakaris Taylor has been taken off the table. Taylor previously reached a plea deal that would have put him behind bars for 20 years if he testified against the other suspects, Nathan Walker, Avion Lawson and Tommie Poindexter.
Taylor has refused to answer questions from the attorneys representing the other suspects.
In November of 2007, Taylor and his cohorts allegedly broke into a woman’s apartment in the Dunbar Village apartments and gang raped the woman and forced her to have sex with her 12-year-old son.
Now Taylor will be going to trial with the others. That trial is scheduled to start in May.