Browsing: Sex Crimes

adam_drisden_Image via FIU

At the end of a semester-long study-abroad program in Genoa, Italy, in December 2014, a group of architecture students from Florida International University went out for a celebratory dinner. After the meal, many students and a handful of faculty members grabbed drinks at a local bar. At 2 a.m., three of the students were ready to leave.

According to one of those students, Adam Drisin, then FIU’s senior associate dean of architecture, asked if the students could walk him back to his apartment. Inside, Drisin offered the students some Baileys liqueur, which they all drank.

That’s when the night out with a professor turned into a sexual assault

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis

A United Airlines pilot has been accused of running brothels in a half dozen office or apartment buildings across Houston. Fifty-one-year-old Bruce Wayne Willis is charged with aggravated promotion of prostitution and engaging in organized crime. Prosecutors said during his probable cause hearing that Willis charged women $400 a week to solicit sex through his operation using online advertisements. About six to ten women were at each makeshift brothel, according to prosecutors. 

andrea.bartmess.800.1Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Bartmess, who was bipolar and used meth to self-medicate, was horrifically abused by five people — three men, two women. One of the latter posted on Facebook, “I fucking hate my life,” and when she was sentenced for her role in the heinous crimes, it didn’t get any better. Westword has the story.

florida_keys_childrens_shelterOn June 1, 2012, when she returned to the shelter after her eighth escape, a staffer offered to help her run away once more. Instead — the girl and her family now say — that employee sold the teen into a sex-trafficking ring, where she was forced into prostitution for 41 days, held against her will by captors who threatened to kill her, and eventually contracted a sexually transmitted disease.

Alleged_park_groper_Ricardo_RuizScreencap via YouTube/WSVN

On March 25, Davie Police asked for the public’s help in identifying a man who had been groping and exposing himself to women in public parks in the city. Less than a week later, they had 26-year-old Ricardo Ruiz in custody.

As if there was any doubt that the police had their man, during further investigation, they found that Ruiz had recently uploaded a bizarre video to YouTube in which he proudly and unsettlingly talked about his day of groping.

aaron.belanger.mug.shot.800.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The girl’s father was so horrified by the relationship that had bloomed between his daughter and Belanger, who was seventeen at the time, that he moved her more than a thousand miles away. But cops say the perviness continued on their phones, including after he turned eighteen — which made the charges against him even stronger. Westword has the story.

Carl_Lee_WiltImage via Miami-Dade Corrections

Carl Lee Wilt, a 41-year-old Miami-Dade Metromover supervisor, is behind bars on allegations he raped a 25-year-old Brazilian tourist who was in town for Ultra Music Festival. It happened around 9:30 on a Saturday night at the Metromover station in Park West.

The woman was intoxicated and wasn’t allowed on the train for her safety. However, a witness observed Wilt pick the woman up and take her into a utility closet. The witness alerted a police officer, and when the officer went to investigate, it took Wilt five minutes to unlock the closet door.

colby.messer.linkedin.800.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Messer was in town with a group of friends when they picked up a pair of women. One of them wound up disoriented by drink, but she remembers seeing a phone covered with an unknown substance — apparently lube, because it was allegedly inserted into her, along with the base of a lamp and a TV remote control. Westword has the story.

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