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A Connecticut Teacher’s Aide Who Pleaded Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Teen Had Been His Preschool Teacher

Kyle Damato-Kushel has pleaded guilty to sexual assault after abusing a student of Wooster Middle School in Stratford, Connecticut. The charges, specifically, include second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child.

According to The Connecticut Post, Kushel worked as one of the boy’s pre-school teachers before he was a student at the middle school, when the abuse allegedly occurred. 

Damato-Kushel confirmed that she was giving up her right to trial during the guilty plea.

Under the plea bargain, Damato-Kushel will face 18 months in prison when she is sentenced on March 14. She will also be forced to register as a sex offender. 

“It is an agreed recommendation,” said Damato-Kushel’s lawyer, Richard Meehan Jr, of the deal.

“The state’s attorney’s office handled the case with sensitivity and professionalism and the victim feels it is a fair and sensible way to resolve the case short of trial,” said James Clarke, who represents the victim in this case,

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Man Admits To Sexually Assaulting 8-Year-Old Girl, Giving Her Meth And Marijuana

A 48-year-old Missouri man has admitted to engaging in drug-fueled, sexual activity with an 8-year-old girl. According to Fox2Now, the man rented a hotel room where he sexually assaulted the child and forced her to participate in taking multiple narcotics.

The man, Brett Pendleton, took the child to the American Inn on January 1 in Washington, Missouri. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the 8-year-old was a relative of Pendleton’s, and she had permission from her mother to visit with him. The child was in communication with her mother through texts while she was with Pendleton, but when the child stopped responding, her mother got worried and went to find her daughter.

The mother found Pendleton’s car outside the motel and went to the room. It was then that the child revealed what Pendleton had done to her. The child took her mother to the bathroom and said that she was

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‘Real Housewives’ Star Luann De Lesseps Arrested For Assaulting Police Officer: ‘I’m Going To Kill You All’

Luann de Lesseps is known for being “The Countess” on “Real Housewives of New York City.” The reality star landed behind bars in Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday morning, according to CNN. She was arrested on multiple charges including battery of an officer and disorderly intoxication.

According to CNN, De Lesseps allegedly kicked a police officer while intoxicated. She said, “I’m going to kill you all,” per testimony shared by the assistant state attorney. A judge released the “Money Can’t Buy You Class” singer without bond.

The 52-year-old told People that being in Palm Beach brought up “long-buried emotions” since her ill-fated marriage to Tom D’Agostino. The two wed there last year following a whirlwind courtship that many of her reality star co-stars questioned. 

“This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being here brought up long-buried emotions,” de Lesseps told People in

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Roman Polanski Is Being Investigated For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old Girl

Sexual abuse accusations continue to surface in Hollywood. Authorities are now investigating a new sexual assault accusation against director Roman Polanski. Despite its severity — the accusation is that he molested a child when she was 10 — he can’t be prosecuted as the statute of limitations has run up.

As The Los Angeles Times reported, the accusation comes from artist Marianne Barnard, who came forward to the police in October. She says Polanski molested her during a photoshoot at Will Rogers State Beach back in 1975. She was a child model, but says that she became quickly uncomfortable when he asked her to pose naked with a fur coat.

“Then at some point I realized my mom had gone. I don’t know where she went and I didn’t really register her leaving but she was no longer there,” she said per The Sun. “Then he molested me.”

Barnard said that actresses sharing

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Roman Polanski Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old …

Sexual abuse accusations continue to surface in Hollywood. Authorities are now investigating a new sexual assault accusation against director Roman Polanski. Despite its severity — the accusation is that he molested a child when she was 10 — he can’t be prosecuted as the statute of limitations has run up.

As The Los Angeles Times reported, the accusation comes from artist Marianne Barnard, who came forward to the police in October. She says Polanski molested her during a photoshoot at Will Rogers State Beach back in 1975. She was a child model, but says that she became quickly uncomfortable when he asked her to pose naked with a fur coat.

“Then at some point I realized my mom had gone. I don’t know where she went and I didn’t really register her leaving but she was no longer there,” she said per The Sun. “Then he molested me.”

Barnard said that actresses sharing

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‘The Voice’ Singer Melanie Martinez Denies Sexually Assaulting Female Musician And Former Best Friend

Former Voice contestant Melanie Martinez has spoken out for a second time to deny the sexual abuse allegations against her.

“I understand how hard it could be to see my side of the story, considering no one with a heart would want to invalidate anyone speaking up about this topic,” she wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “I want to thank my fans who took the time to research the timeline, analyze past Instagram photos, and question the story being told, which reveal her false statements. I trust so many people in my life who took advantage of that trust for their own personal gain. Please know that my intentions with everything that I do in my life are always pure and I would never be intimate with someone without their absolute consent.”

Last week her former best friend and singer Timothy Heller (pictured above, right) tweeted allegations that Martinez raped her. Heller

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Man Caught Sexually Assaulting 18-Year-Old After Disturbing Photo Of Unconscious Teen Posted To Snapchat

A photo on a New Jersey man’s Snapchat account led to his arrest for sexual assault, after police used the photo to track down an 18-year-old woman who was found beaten and bloody in his bedroom, USA Today reported.

Mason Mallon, 24, was charged August 19 with aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault, criminal restraint, and invasion of privacy, prosecutors said Thursday. 

A friend of the victim contacted police after seeing a photo on Mallon’s Snapchat account that appeared to show her friend unconscious, prosecutors said.

Police then found the victim “covered in blood,” and she was reportedly taken to an nearby hospital for treatment.

Mallon was previously convicted on a charge of possessing a weapon for unlawful purpose.

[Image: New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office]

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New Jersey Substitute Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Student

A substitute teacher in Elizabeth, New Jersey has been accused of sexually assaulting a student. According to US News/Associated Press27-year-old Nataly Lopez allegedly had sexual relations with a middle school student.

Lopez apparently engaged in sexual acts with one of her male students in her car on at least two occasions.  She also exchanged sexually explicit messages with him online for several weeks.

The age of the boy has not been released. 

Although she taught at Nicholas S. LaCorte-Peterstown School No. 3, she was employed by Source4Teachers, which is a private company that outsources teachers to schools.

According to CBS NewsLopez has been charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, per a statement by the Union County Sheriff’s Office. She was arrested on Thursday. If convicted, she could face between 10 and 20 years behind bars.

[Photo: Union County Sheriff’s Office]

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New Jersey Substitute Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting …

A substitute teacher in Elizabeth, New Jersey has been accused of sexually assaulting a student. According to US News/Associated Press27-year-old Nataly Lopez allegedly had sexual relations with a middle school student.

Lopez apparently engaged in sexual acts with one of her male students in her car on at least two occasions.  She also exchanged sexually explicit messages with him online for several weeks.

The age of the boy has not been released. 

Although she taught at Nicholas S. LaCorte-Peterstown School No. 3, she was employed by Source4Teachers, which is a private company that outsources teachers to schools.

According to CBS NewsLopez has been charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, per a statement by the Union County Sheriff’s Office. She was arrested on Thursday. If convicted, she could face between 10 and 20 years behind bars.

[Photo: Union County Sheriff’s Office]

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