Kid kept in car at Calgary casino

Child abandoned in cold car outside casino:

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.

Thanks to Krisitin for the tip.

Md. woman charged with deaths of kids found in freezer

Renee Bowman

Renee Bowman

Md. Woman Is Charged In Deaths Of 2 Girls:

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.

Utah pair indicted for child prostitution

Hopkins and Young

Hopkins and Young

South Salt Lake couple faces child sex trafficking charges:

Two indicted in sex trafficking case:

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.

3rd inmate testifies in craigslist murder trial

Inmate testifies about accused Craigslist killer:

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.

Jurors will get the case tomorrow.

Anderson did not testify in his defense.

Colombian man accused of incest

Colombian Incest Suspect Denies Accuser Is His Daughter:

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.

Katehis wants cash

ALLEGED GEORGE WEBER KILLER DEMANDS CASH FOR INTERVIEW:

When visited by a New York Post reporter at Bellevue John Katehis basically said that he wouldn’t talk to a reporter unless it was for money.

“Is this a cash offer?” snarled Katehis. “Cash offers only!”

Once it became clear no money would be exchanged, Katehis shot up and yelled again, “cash offers only!” and stormed out.

He may not have killed George Weber for the notoriety but he sure is playing it up now.

Katehis was also visited by a former friend at Bellevue…

Katehis’s classmate, Daniel Rongo, was also at Bellevue yesterday to visit the jailed killer.

“He was always quiet,” said Rongo, 19. “John was never the fighting type. Nobody was afraid of him.”

But Katehis wasn’t happy to see his friend, telling him, “I always hated you at school. Stop wasting my visits.”

I still haven’t heard if Katehis has been charged as an adult. One would almost have to assume that would be a given.

Juror dismissed in craigslist murder trial

Craigslist trial juror dismissed:

One of the jurors was dismissed from the trial of Katherine Ann Olson’s alleged murderer Michael John Anderson.

The juror became upset after Anderson’s attorney pointed a replica of the gun used to kill Katherine at the jury.

If I didn’t know better I’d swear the defense attorney is trying for a mistrial.

No insanity defense for Breeder who left baby alone for 8 days

Tracy Hermann and James Sargent

Tracy Hermann and James Sargent

Mental health defense denied for Sargent:

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.

Hermann’s trial is set for May 4th.

Last I heard they were both blaming each other.

My thoughts on the 14-year-old girl charged with child porn for posting her own nude pics on MySpace

NJ girl, 14, arrested after posting nude pics:

Update: Teen arrested for nude MySpace pics may avoid jail:

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.

Deal off the table for Dunbar Village gang rape suspect

Plea deal off the table for Dunbar rape suspect:

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.