Browsing: Sex Crimes
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Last year, Barroso and three compatriots were cuffed after they took pistol-whipped women hostages and threatened to kill their families. But after making the busts, the cops realized there was a much larger operation at play — and the crimes committed in the name of meth were frequently horrifying. Westword has the story.
Mention Miami today to an out-of-towner, and a few images immediately pop to mind: Crockett and Tubbs in glorious pastel, white-sand beaches, and lots of extremely attractive people in scant clothing bathing in the sun. Miami is sexy. There is no denying it.
But at heart the Magic City is also a good old-fashioned, puritanical Southern town. And Miami has a long, ridiculous history of cracking down on sex and nudity.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The police account of the attack on the woman allegedly committed by Barnhart and a companion is absolutely brutal and the DNA evidence is compelling. But a legal technicality stands in the way of a rape charge, and attempts to fix the situation wouldn’t improve it enough to help the victim in this case. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The allegations of sexual impropriety aimed at Bill Cosby had been floating around for years. But they were supercharged after Barbara Bowman came forward to talk about her relationship with Cosby, which began in the mid-1980s, when she was just seventeen, and got progressively creepier. Westword has the story.
Cara had just jumped out of the shower, thrown on a T-shirt and plopped down on the couch to finish some homework when she heard someone pounding at the front door. She was stunned by what she saw when she peered out the window: Several uniformed police officers had gathered on her lawn, some, she thought, with guns drawn, “like I was some killer or something.” Police cruisers swarmed the front of her father’s League City home.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The sexual assaults in Washington state were among the most shocking and brutal imaginable. But they went unsolved until investigators in Colorado got on the trail of a vicious criminal named Marc O’Leary, who’d lived (and committed horrific crimes) in both places. Westword has the story.