Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A Missouri teacher allegedly convinced the parents of one of his young students to pay him to be his full-time home-school teacher. Which lasted for months until, police say, the parents found out he was molesting the boy in their basement. Riverfront Times has the story.
For many, to exist near Ma Jaya -- a beguiling New Yorker with a tenth-grade education -- was rapture. To them, her dogma was beyond the mortal ken. But there were also stories of profound cruelty and despotism. Former followers say Kashi members were beaten for disobedience or spiritual cleansing. In the church's 35 years of existence, adherents claim abuses including beatings, pedophilia, forgery of official documents, and extortion occurred by order of Ma Jaya. New Times Broward-Palm Beach has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Illinois resident Daniel Albright is 39-years-old -- but online, he pretended he was a teenager. And in the process, according to child pornography charges he is now facing, he got girls from around the country to send him nude pictures. Riverfront Times has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Vigil told the child's mother the tot scalded himself in the tub -- but neither got the baby help for hours, choosing to run errands instead. The DA wanted a conviction, but the state hospital had to sign off first. How long did it take? Westword has the story.
Police in the Florida Keys were shocked when a maroon Mitsubishi roared up to 127 mph on the Overseas Highway over the weekend. Officers were even more shocked when they finally stopped the car on Stock Island and found three small children inside. The driver, Robert Rioseco, was drunk, police say. Miami New Times has the story.
Regular readers of True Crime will note that bloodied faces aren't all that uncommon in Miami-Dade mugshots. Rarely, however, do we see other bodily fluids make cameos. Well, that changed today when Anthony Joseph Calvanese III, 24, was booked into jail for allegedly attempting to abduct a little girl from Miami International Airport and took a mug shot that was, well, rather snot-nosed. Miami New Times has the story.