Category : News

Man Posed as Pop Singer to Target Young Girls

A man in Connecticut is accused of posing as a member of the popular English-Irish boy band One Direction to trick little girls into performing sexual acts for him to watch. John Eastman, 45, is charged with possession of child pornography. His alleged screen name was Harry.Styles888. According to his arrest warrant,… Read More

Houston Man Allegedly Threatened Synagogues

A Houston man is accused of making bomb threats against two local synagogues. The threats were made on April 30 against Congregation Beth Israel in southwest Houston and Congregation Or Ami in west Houston. Dante Phearse, 32, was arrested on Wednesday. He faces three counts of terroristic threats. According to court documents,… Read More

Woman, 2 Men Allegedly Assaulted CPS Worker

Two men and a woman are accused of attacking a Child Protective Services (CPS) worker who paid them a surprise visit. Karrisa Marie Ferrigno, 19, and Shane Douglas, 21, appeared before a judge on Thursday. They are charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated kidnapping. A third suspect, Troy… Read More

Woman Tried to Sell Kids on Facebook for $4,000

A Conroe woman’s words to a potential rapist may have saved her from being sexually assaulted in her home. The incident occurred in the woman’s apartment near I-45. According to the police, the woman woke up in the middle of the night and was surprised to find a masked man… Read More

Justice Department Busts Massive Online Illegal Gambling Operation

A large-scale online betting operation that circulated more than $1 billion in sports bets was halted last Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice. A federal grand jury in Oklahoma City formally charged 23 businesses and 34 people. In a statement, Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman said the Justice Department… Read More

Local Hand Doctor Guilty of Contempt of Court

A former Houston hand doctor was sentenced on Friday to 180 days in jail for failing to pay child support. Michael Brown is guilty on six counts of contempt of court. He was given 180 days in confinement for each count, but he will serve all of them concurrently. A… Read More

Unsupervised Disabled Girl Found in Apartment

When police deputies delivered an eviction notice on Thursday, they found a disabled 4-year-old girl in a crib in the southwest Houston apartment. The child was connected to a ventilator and a feeding tube. Police took her to a nearby hospital for a check-up. Her mother, LaTasha Davidson, 21, is… Read More

Man Posted Nude Photos of Ex-Girlfriend Online

A Tomball man is accused of signing up for multiple social networking services and posting nude photos of his ex-girlfriend. Matthew Ryan Guillory, 24, is accused of online impersonation. He allegedly created the accounts in September of last year. Guillory’s ex-girlfriend came across the photos while she was browsing the… Read More

Pastor Says Relationship With Teen Girl was Part of Jesus’ Plan

A pastor from Illinois has pleaded guilty to having an affair with a 17-year-old girl and telling her that their sexual relationship was approved by Jesus. Jack Schaap was a pastor at the First Baptist Church of Hammond. He stepped down from his position at the megachurch after members of… Read More

2 Men Lose Legs After Being Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver

A man from the Los Angeles area was accused of drunk driving after he allegedly hit two men who were standing outside of a strip club and severed their legs. Terrence Conrad Meeks, 40, may be punished with up to five years in prison if he is convicted. Meeks reportedly… Read More

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