A man from Youngstown, Ohio, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years behind bars for rape after he impregnated a pair of 14-year-old twins and their 12-year-old sister. Arnold Perry, 34, was sentenced to 27 years on Thursday, CBS News reported.
Before his sentencing, Assistant Mahoning County Prosecutor Jennifer McLaughlin told the court that Perry manipulated the family into letting him move into their home before he sexually abused the children, according to The Youngstown Vindicator. The girls’ mother let Perry stay with them when he needed a place to live, the Associated Press reported. They were trying to help him out, and he took advantage.
McLaughlin said one of the twins had an abortion. The other two girls were unable to terminate their pregnancies because they were discovered too late.
“These girls will suffer the rest of their lives because of this,” McLaughlin said.
Perry pleaded guilty in November to
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A Missouri man has been charged with the gruesome killing of a toddler and her entire family. According to Fox News, 24-year-old Drew Atchison of Williamsville, Missouri has been charged in the deaths of 23-year-old Samara Fontaine Kitts, her high school sweetheart and boyfriend, 24-year-old Harley Michael Million, and their toddler daughter, 17-month-old Willa Fontaine Million (all seen above from their 2018 holiday photo).
Atchison reportedly fatally stabbed the two parents on Thursday at their home, per court documents. He then placed the bodies in the truck belonging to Million. The toddler was kept locked in a room overnight with dogs. The next day, the suspect returned to the home to apparently destroy evidence of the crime. At that point, he kidnapped the toddler and took her to the woods nearby. He disposed of the murder weapon, which was the knife he used on the parents, and then fatally shot the
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Whether someone is live-streaming their killing spree or murdering in the name of an online mythical creature, it’s clear that social media is now a very present factor when it comes to the way people kill. Death by social media was the topic of a recent episode of Mysteries Scandals, airing Fridays at 9/8c on Oxygen.
Lori Andrews, a Social Media Expert who appeared on the episode “Death By Social Media,” recently talked more with Oxygen about the disturbing new trend of “performance crimes.”
Andrews is a professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law where she teaches a law school classes on social media. She’s also the author of the book I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy.
Andrews cites the fact that everyone wants to be famous as the reason people are posting their crimes to social media. “It’s
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Last week, a 17-year-old girl escaped from her Perris, California home to report horrific abuse that she and her 12 siblings were allegedly enduring at the hands of their parents, 57-year-old David Allen Turpin and 49-year-old Louise Anna Turpin.
Police found her siblings, some of them allegedly shackled to furniture, inside their dark and “foul-smelling” home. The brothers and sisters range in age from 2 to 29, and they are all currently being treated for malnourishment. Both David and Louise were initially arrested on charges of torture and child endangerment.
Disturbing details have been slowly emerging over this past week about the Turpins, and this is what we know so far about the “California torture house” parents.
1. The parents pleaded not guilty.
On Thursday, the Turpins pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges, including torture, child abuse, abuse of dependent adults and false imprisonment. David Turpin has also pleaded not guilty
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Elizabeth Jane Flores, the sister of Louise Anna Turpin, the mother of the 13 siblings found captive in their home, has told ABC News’ “Good Morning America” that the family shut her out of their life.
Over the weekend, a 17-year-old girl escaped from her Perris, California home to report horrific abuse that she and her 12 siblings were enduring. Police found her siblings, some of them allegedly shackled, in the home of Lousie Anna Turpin, 49, and her husband 57-year-old David Allen Turpin.
Flores told “Good Morning America” that for years she has been trying to get in touch with her sister and her many children. They had been out of touch for nearly 20 years.
“She never let us talk to her kids,” Elizabeth told the Mail Online. “She wouldn’t even accept my Facebook request.”
“I want to reach out to the kids, I want them to know that for years
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A Florida man is being held without bond on charges that he killed his wife shortly before their first wedding anniversary, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said.
Timothy Allen Upthegrove, 53, was arrested on Christmas Eve after police found what they believed to be his wife’s remains in the woods. Police found the body based on information they obtained through interviews with Upthegrove, they claimed.
Upthegrove and his wife, Lori Lynn Upthegrove, 51, married on Christmas Eve the previous year, Florida Today reported. Prior to the Sunday discovery, police had been treating Lori’s disappearance on December 19 as a missing persons case.
Detectives now believe that Upthegrove had spent the night of Lori’s disappearance driving his wife’s car and smoking crack, Florida Today reported. When he returned home, he and his wife got into an argument about his drug use, police claim. At one point, Lori told her husband that she
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By holding a late night press conference on Monday, police in Virginia have released new disturbing details about the grisly death of a 22-year-old woman who was killed by her own dogs. In disclosing some of the most unsettling facts, they hope to put a stop to some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the case but social media is still active with people questioning the case. Here are some of the unsettling details that people have been trying to grasp.
1. She raised the dogs
Bethany Lynn Stephens raised the two dogs that police said mauled her to death. Photos on Facebook appear to show her with at least one of them as a puppy.
2. They weren’t fighting dogs
Police retracted initial statements that the two dogs were bred to fight. They were not fighting dogs.
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Police in Virginia have released new disturbing details about the grisly death of a 22-year-old woman who was killed by her own dogs. On Monday, Sheriff Jim Agnew called a late night press conference to share evidence with reporters, after getting the go-ahead from the victim’s family.
Agnew showed reporters photographs from the scene, according to NBC12. The images were so disturbing that no publication or television station is showing them to the public. They reveal that the two pet pit bulls ate parts of 22-year-old Bethany Lynn Stephens’s body.
Police also witnessed the dogs eating her, while they discussed what to do with the dogs.
“While we were thinking about strategies to catch the dogs, we had turned and looked, the dogs had gone back over to the body,” says Sheriff Agnew. “And I observed, along with four other deputy sheriffs observed, the dog eating the rib cage on the body.
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A husband and wife from Phoenix, Arizona were arrested last week after their relative contacted police over the discovery of disturbing bestiality footage. Melessa Ann Martinez, 44, and Roy Lee Johnston, 39, are now facing bestiality charges.
The shocking cell phone footage allegedly shows Martinez engaging in sexual acts with her friend’s dog “Buddy,” according to ABC15. According to that report, Johnston admitted filming the incident.
The couple were allegedly inspired to engage in a sexual act with “Buddy” after seeing media reports of others getting arrested on bestiality charges. A police press release revealed that Johnston said he got the idea “after watching the news and seeing a woman got in trouble for having sex with her dog.” He also admitted that he knew what they did was wrong.
During her first appearance in court, Martinez was ordered to stay away from animals. But, she said she needs a
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Three brothers have been missing from the town of Morenci, Michigan since 2010. Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton vanished from their home seven years ago, the day after Thanksgiving, according to Click On Detroit. Andrew was 9 years old, Alexander was 7 and Tanner was 5 at the time of their disappearance. The National Center for Missing Children has created age-progressed photos of what the brothers could possibly look like now.
The boys’ mother, Tanya Skelton, told Morenci police that her husband John Skelton had the children last. He was supposed to bring the boys back home to her. John’s original story was that he gave his three sons to “a group.” No group has ever come forward. It is unclear what kind of group he meant. Since then, his story has allegedly changed. John is currently in prison, serving 10 to 15 years, on an unlawful imprisonment charge, according
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