The ex-USA Gymnastics doctor has been sentenced to 60 years for child porn. As CNN shares, 54-year-old Larry Nassar was sentenced today to time in federal prison for child pornography charges. Authorities say that he was found in possession of over 37,000 video and images of child pornography.
This is not the worst of Nassar’s crimes. The former gymnastics doctor also admitted to sexually abusing underage girls. In November, Nassar pled guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct as well as using his position of authoritiy to abuse underage girls. Three of his victims were reportedly under 13.
More than 140 women and girls have accused Nassar of sexual abuse. Last month, Gold medalist Aly Raisman accused Nassar of sexual abuse as did Gabby Douglas. Their teammate, McKayla Maroney, accused him in October of molesting her for years.
In a statement to “60 Minutes,” USA Gymnastics say they recently adopted a
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A handful of correctional officers are accused of mocking an inmate who died in a Carrabelle, Florida prison while begging for medical attention. The officers were responding to story published in the Miami Herald last week about an active lawsuit against corrections for the death of Randall Jordan-Aparo. They called the dead inmate a “b*tch” and other names on a private Facebook page dedicated to Florida corrections officers.
Jordan-Aparo, 27, allegedly spent four entire days begging for medical help. According to court records, medical staff dismissed his desire to take him to a hospital and instead gave him mere Tylenol pills for his ailments. According to the Miami Herald, he suffered from a rare genetic blood disorder, which was noted in his prison medical file.
When Jordan-Aparo disagreed with his treatment, he was allegedly put in an isolation cell where he was sprayed with a “chemical restraint agent.”
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A sexual abuser from San Marcos, Texas has been sentenced to more than 1,000 years in prison — and that doesn’t include the two additional life terms he’s been given. Robert Benjamin Franks, 39, was convicted on Monday of molesting two young girls, including his own 9-year-old stepdaughter, on a continuous basis.
A press release from the Hays County District Attorney’s Office shows that Franks was given one life sentence for each child he sexually abused. Then, he got 99 years for each of the nine counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Furthermore, he was slammed with an additional 20 years for each of six counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact. To top that off, Franks was ordered to pay $120,000 in fines for his crimes.
Franks’ stepdaughter testified in court that Franks did “disgusting things” to her in 2016 when she lived at his home.
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A convicted child sex trafficker in Colorado was sentenced to 472 years in prison on Tuesday, the longest sentence ever for a human trafficking case in United States history.
Brock Franklin, 31, was found guilty on human trafficking, sexual exploitation of a child, child prostitution, and kidnapping charges in March, FOX 31 Denver reports, for operating a sex trafficking ring that preyed upon women and children.
“A 400-year sentence sends a strong message across the country that we’re not going to tolerate this kind of violence to women and vulnerable populations,” Janet Drake of the Colorado Attorney General’s office told FOX 31.
Prosecutors said Franklin used drugs and violence to control his victims. He sold their services online. The actual act often took place at hotels in the Denver metropolitan area. Franklin also forced his victims to have sex with him.
“I can’t begin to even explain what he did to my life,”
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A man who served more than 45 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit has been freed.
“God is so good,” said 65-year-old Wilbert Jones, who was imprisoned at 19 years old. The Los Angeles Times reports that Jones left East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday after being exonerated for a rape conviction.
“Freedom. After more than 45 years and 10 months. That’s going through my mind,” Jones said as he hugged his brother outside the prison. He said that “serving time” was difficult and thanked the legal team at the Innocence Project New Orleans — who work to overturn convictions of those they believe were falsely convicted — saying, “without them, this wouldn’t be possible.”
On October 2, 1971, Jones was arrested on suspicion of abducting a nurse at gunpoint from a Baton Rouge hospital parking lot and raping her behind a building. He was convicted of aggravated rape at
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According to People, 17-year-old Savon Schmus was found guilty in the murder of his half-sister, 18-year-old McKenna Hilton. At his sentencing, Hilton’s mother delivered a powerful statement.
“To my daughter, McKenna, I want to say I love you and I always will love you, we all love you and we miss you so very much,” said Stacey Hilton. “And I’m so proud of you for who you were becoming and I know that who you would have been would have been so wonderful, and I’m so sorry that I wasn’t there that day to protect you. You were my only baby, and you’re always going to be my only baby and I love you very much.”
Schmus, who had no prior criminal record, confessed and pleaded guilty to strangling McKenna at an apartment in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He then dumped the body in a nearby wooded area, where it was discovered by
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A woman from Quebec has been sentenced to over seven years in prison for smuggling nearly $30 million worth of cocaine while on a worldwide cruise. Isabelle Lagace, 29, was arrested last August in Australia after border authorities discovered more than 200 pounds of cocaine in suitcases belonging to Lagace and two others. Lagace’s friend Melina Roberge, 23, and Andre Tamine, a 64-year-old man from Quebec are expended to go on trial next year.
“I have embarrassed my family, my friends, myself,” Lagace said at her sentencing on Friday in Australia. “It pains me to know that my defining years of womanhood will be spent in prison halfway around the world.”
Last year Lagace pleaded guilty to importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug. In court, she said she became involved in drug smuggling the cocaine so that she could pay a $20,000
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A Utah day care worker has been sentenced to prison after an 8-month-old boy died in her care. As The Salt Lake Tribune reported, 36-year-old Tisha Lynn Morley was convicted in May of first-degree felony child abuse homicide in the 2014 death of 8-month-old Lincoln Penland. On Wednesday, a judge sentenced Morley to the maximum sentence — a five-year-to-life term in the Utah State Prison.
“I’m not a monster,” Morley said during the sentencing. “I’m not a terrible person. I’m a person who made a terrible mistake.” She admitted that she made a “neglectful and careless mistake” that led to the boy’s death, but asked the judge not to give her prison time.
On February 19, 2014, Lincoln suffered fatal injuries at Morley’s in-home day care. His skull was fractured and both arms were broken. His brain and spine also sustained injuries. The infant died days later at a hospital.
Prosecutors accused Morley of grabbing
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O.J. Simpson was just released from prison but he already has a admirer. Blac Chyna‘s mother, Tokyo Toni, has reportedly expressed her romantic interest in “The Juice” on social media by taking to Instagram with her unbridled feelings. “Those hands turn me on! The way they fit in that glove nice and tight just like me!”
Bossip shares the Instagram comments allegedly written by Toni. She describes herself as a 47-year-old and “cougarlicious” who both gives back and can “go hard when needed!” She says she owns her own company and is an author, radio personality and manager. She also adds her phone number and promises to cook Simpson a good meal.
The post has since been removed but the site shares that Toni has several accounts and reportedly, deletes them at will.
Tokyo Toni has become an increasingly public figure following her daughter’s
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OJ Simpson was released from prison Sunday after spending nearly nine years behind bars for orchestrating an armed robbery. The 70-year-old was released a little after midnight, wearing a baseball cap and long coat. Hours later, reporters caught up to him and the former football player responded.
“Man, how in the … Have you all been … you all stalking me?” he said, in a video posted by the New York Post. He was smiling and laughing but appeared annoyed.
The reporter asked Simpson how it felt like to be out. OJ responsed, “I’m in a car for the last five hours, so how do I know how it feels to be out? … I’ve been in nowhere U.S.A. for the last nine years doing nothing. Nothing has changed in my life. What do you expect?”
He then told the reporter that where he was going was “none of [his] business.”
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