The father of two men who were convicted of rape this year has also been charged with rape.
Arthur Lyen French, 55, of Battle Creek, Michigan was arraigned on Tuesday, charged with the 2009 rape of a now-52-year-old woman.
The victim told police that she was sleeping when her acquaintance, French, knocked on the door, came in, and wouldn’t let her leave. She said that when she refused sex, he punched her multiple times, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer. He allegedly punched her so hard, it punctured her eardrum.
French had just recently been released from jail at the time of that incident.
French told police back in 2009 that he went to the woman’s house to collect $25 she was holding for him. He alleged that she began to hit him when he asked for his cash and then claimed that she agreed to have sex to make up for not
A judge in Decatur, Alabama has thrown out charges against a teacher for allegedly having sexual relations with two students when she taught at Decatur High School. 44-year-old Carrie Witt had her charges dismissed without prejudice on constitutional grounds on Thursday.
According to WHNT, Witt was accused of sleeping with two students between 16 and 19 years old.
Morgan County Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson ruled students can consent to sex under state law once they turn 16, unless someone uses a “position of authority” to “coerce, groom, or otherwise obtain the illegitimate consent of the alleged victims.” Although a teacher may be in a position of authority, the judge found that it “clearly does not exist between every school employee and every student regardless of where that student is enrolled.”
In other words, prosecutors have to prove that Witt “was actually in a position of authority over the victim/student and that the position of authority was
Danielle Bregoli, also known as the ‘Cash Me Ousside” girl, has been sentenced to five years probation. She became famous after being featured on an episode of “Dr. Phil” entitled “I Want To Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried To Frame Me For A Crime,” where she introduced the world to the viral catchphrase, “Cash Me Ousside, How Bow Dat?”
Fourteen-year-old Bregoli pleaded guilty last month to charges of possession of marijuana, grand theft, and grand theft auto. She also pleaded guilty to the filing of a false police report in which she accused her mother of using heroin. However, it was later revealed that the “heroin” was powdered sugar spread on a bathroom counter.
According to TMZ, Bregoli received a plea deal, and on Tuesday in a Florida court, she was given five years probation. The judge said she can complete her probation in
An Alaskan man is accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend during a suicide attempt in which he shot himself with a bullet that passed through his head and hit her, CBS News reported.
Victor Sibson, 21, is facing second-degree murder charges for the April death of Brittany-Mae Haag, who prosecutors believed tried to stop him as he put a gun to his left temple, according to The Washington Post.
Sibson then allegedly pulled the trigger. The bullet went behind his left eye, exited his body, and then hit Haag, 22, in the chest.
Haag staggered over to a neighbor’s door and asked for help. She died later that morning; Sibson survived with serious injuries, making his first court appearance on Tuesday while
The former high school teacher accused of abducting his teen student was indicted on two federal charges Thursday.
Tad Cummins, 50, was indicted on a charge of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activities, according to PEOPLE. He was additionally charged with destruction, alteration or falsification of records in a federal investigation for allegedly destroying two phones to impede the investigation.
Cummins’ attorney stated that his client had no prior criminal history and noted that he did not coerce, force or threaten Elizabeth Thomas. The teen girl’s family disputes that claim. Thomas, who was 15 at the time of the alleged abduction, just turned 16 on Wednesday.
Cummins pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to CNN. Each count is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and, according to the Department of Justice, if convicted Cummins could face life in jail. He
Good news for Soulja Boy. After being arrested for violating his probation last week, charges against the rapper have been dropped. “I am looking forward to focusing back on the music and new business for 2017,” Soulja Boy said in a statement per XXL.
Soulja Boy was arrested after he made threats on the Internet, hinting that he had guns at his home. After pleading no contest to an earlier charge of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, the rapper is not allowed to have a firearm. When cops arrived, they found a gun and he was arrested.
XXL shares that he was bailed out of Van Nuys jail in Los Angeles in under 24 hours. He then jumped back on social media, firing shots at rappers and his ex. “F*ck quavo, Lil yachty, and Nia Riley,” he wrote. “I ain’t going no where. Quavo called the police on me. Finna go f*ck my B*tch.