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45-year-old Manish Patel was sentenced Tuesday for spiking his pregnant girlfriend’s drink with an abortion-inducing drug. The woman never drank the spiked beverage but miscarried weeks later. Patel was sentenced in Outagamie County to 22 years behind bars and four-years extended supervision. Patel had been on the run since he was charged in 2007. He was finally arrested in New York nine years later and brought back to Outagamie County to face the charges against him.

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Waco man who admitted to a fellow jail inmate he sexually assaulted his 38-day-old daughter while in a methamphetamine-induced haze was sentenced Thursday to a total of 244 years in prison.

Jurors late Wednesday afternoon convicted Patricio Medina, 27, on one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than 6, two counts of injury to a child and two counts of endangering a child.

Thursday they decided on an 80-year sentence and $10,000 fine on the aggravated sexual assault of a child count, two 80-year-sentences and $10,000 fines on the injury to a child counts and two 4-year sentences on the child endangerment count.

He must serve the full 80 years of the sentence for aggravated sexual assault of a child. The charges stem from the March 2014 sexual assault of the infant, who suffered 45 broken bones and other injuries, which a doctor discovered during the girl’s five-week checkup.

A jailhouse informant testified that Medina admitted that he sexually assaulted the baby while high on methamphetamine.

The baby’s mother, Lisa Montoya, also testified.

She pleaded guilty earlier to two counts of endangering a child.

Medina, who was first indicted in November 2015 and then was re-indicted in March, has been held in the McLennan County Jail since April 2017 in lieu of $225,000 bond.

An unrelated family adopted the victim and her two siblings, prosecutor Gabrielle Massey said.

The girl is now 4 and is doing well, she said

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On October 10, 2018, two Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Deputies were assigned to provide court security in room 305 of the Lincoln County Courthouse. At approximately 1010, an altercation took place when the defendant, an inmate, in custody of the Lincoln County Jail, made an attempt for a Newport Police Officer’s service weapon. The police officer, who was present at the counsel table to testify in the trial, was able to create separation from the attack, while jail deputies quickly intervened and took the defendant to the ground, he was secured and returned to the jail. Due to the swift actions from the officer and deputies involved, none of the parties sustained any serious injuries, jail medical staff treated one of the deputies for minor scrapes and abrasions. The defendant was un-restrained during this court appearance.

The defendant, Scott Patrick Lemmon, 27 of Newport, who was on trial for charges of Robbery II, Burglary I, Theft II, two counts of Menacing and four counts of Coercion, was later convicted on all charges and sentenced to the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections. The actions taken by this defendant will be reviewed for possible new criminal charges.

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Fairbanks, AK – Fairbanks Police Wednesday released video and audio of an officer-involved shooting that killed a 20-year-old Fairbanks man whose mother had asked officers to check on her suicidal son.

Last week state prosecutors determined that Fairbanks Police officers and Alaska State Troopers were justified when they shot and killed Cody Eyre on Christmas Eve in Fairbanks.

Fairbanks Police edited together audio from Alaska State Troopers audio recordings, and videos from Fairbanks Police officers’ body cameras and dashboard cameras. They showed the media that compilation Wednesday afternoon. Only media were allowed in the room, but Eyre’s family was at the police station in silent protest because they believe the video they had seen had been edited.

Detectives from Austin Police’s Child Abuse Unit share details about an investigation involving a Bowie High School teacher that was suspected of having sex with a 15-year-old student. The teacher was arrested on Monday on charges of sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between an educator and a student.

Bowie High School teacher suspected of having sex with a 15-year-old student was arrested on Monday on charges of sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between an educator and a student.

Erica Dinora Gomez, 23, was booked into the Travis County Jail just after 8 p.m. She was still being held at the facility on Tuesday morning with a combined bail set at $75,000, jail records show. Both charges are second-degree felonies punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

An arrest affidavit filed on Monday says the student’s mother first learned of the relationship when she woke up early Sunday after hearing the front door of her apartment open and close.

The document says she found her son lying on his bed fully clothed, so she took his phone and began searching it.

he mother found several sexually explicit Snapchat messages from someone with the screen name “Special,” the affidavit says.
The mother clicked on the name, which revealed the real username of the person her son was exchanging messages with was “Ericadinora,” according to the report.

The woman told police that she searched the name in Facebook and immediately recognized the woman as her son’s former math tutor, who is now employed at Bowie, the South Austin high school where her son is a student.

SOMERVILLE – A 29-year-old Montgomery High School teacher has been arrested and charged with sending nude photos of herself and engaging in sexually explicit conversations through social media with a 17-year-old student.

Michelina Aichele, of Hillsborough, was arrested Oct. 5, charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and is lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Montgomery Township Police Captain/Director Thomas Wain announced in a news release Tuesday.

Aichele works as an English teacher at the school, earning $70,306 in 2017, according to state records. Her LinkedIn profile states she has been teaching English at the high school since April 2012.

A December 2006 Courier News report lists Aichele as a senior guard on the Manville High School girls basketball team. An April 2007 Courier News report lists Aichele has a senior shortstop on the Manville High School girls softball team.

“This teacher was suspended and removed from the high school on Oct. 4, 2018 while the investigation was ongoing. The teacher’s suspension shall be continued pending a resolution of the criminal charges, and the district will continue to cooperate with the Somerset County Prosecutor and the Montgomery Township Police Department,” Superintendent of Schools Nancy H. Gartenberg said in a Oct. 9 letter to the Montgomery Township School Community.

In the letter, Gartenberg said the district is providing counseling and support services for students and staff members.

According to Robertson, on Oct. 4 the Montgomery Township Police Department was contacted by Montgomery Township High School officials about alleged sexually explicit communications between a teacher and a male student. Police began investigating.

Police interviewed the student, who indicated he had allegedly received nude photos from Aichele over a period of several months, according to the news release.

In addition, the teen also provided details of alleged sexually explicit conversations that he and Aichele engaged in through social media and emails, according to the news release.

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Baltimore, MD – A Baltimore police officer has been arrested and charged with assault and misconduct in office.

Officer Kevin Battipaglia, a five-year veteran with the northeast district, is accused “in an incident that occurred on December 24…during an arrest,” according to a police statement Friday.

The arrest happened in northeast Baltimore’s Belair-Edison neighborhood, on Brendan Avenue near Route 1, according to the indictment.

Battipaglia is accused of assaulting Darrian Carr in the incident, according to the document. Carr was also charged with having a stolen firearm, said Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

Battipaglia is charged with first-degree assault and misconduct in office, and he has been placed on suspension without pay, said BPD.

The trial begins Friday.

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol released dashcam of a trooper-involved shooting that happened in Woodward in August. According to reports, Trooper Austin Ellis attempted to initiate a traffic stop for a seat belt violation. That’s when the driver, Arturo Ramirez, failed to yield. And instead of pulling over, Ramirez pulled into the parking lot of a Days Inn Hotel on Highway 183, where he opened fire on the trooper. Trooper Ellis was hit in the chest, but his vest stopped the bullet. Ramirez was shot once in the hand. From there, he drove off with the trooper in pursuit. In an effort to get away, Ramirez later reportedly crawled through the open garage door of a residence along Western Avenue, before allegedly breaking into an outbuilding. “A perimeter was established with cooperation from local law enforcement. And a suspect was apprehended by the Oklahoma Highway patrol,” Colonel Mike Harrell, with OHP, said.

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SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Wis. – An alert pizza delivery driver helped save a woman from her abusive ex-boyfriend, police say.

A 55-year-old Grafton man now faces several counts of domestic abuse after allegedly entering his ex-girlfriend’s house uninvited, where he’s alleged to have beaten and tied her up.

Police arrested Dean Hoffmann after the pizza delivery driver noticed a woman inside the house mouthing the words “help me.”

“It’s kind of scary,” said driver Joey Grundl. “Gave him his pizza, and noticed behind him was his girlfriend. She pointed to a black eye that was quite visible. She mouthed the words ‘call police.'”

According to a criminal complaint, the victim — a 57-year-old woman — started dating Hoffmann in 2016 and they lived together until August of 2018. After their breakup, the woman moved to a home near 2nd and Lyndon.

Investigators say around 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 Hoffmann entered her home without knocking and without her permission. She told Hoffmann to leave and grabbed her phone to call police. As she picked up her phone, Hoffmann allegedly ripped the phone out of her hands, grabbed her by the waist and dragged her toward steps that led upstairs.

The complaint says Hoffmann shoved the victim, causing her to fall with her back on the steps, then pulled her hair, ripped her shirt and continued to try and drag her up the stairs. In an attempt to get away, the woman told investigators she hit Hoffmann in the groin. Hoffmann then punched her in the face, giving her a black eye and bloody nose.

Afterward, Hoffmann locked them both in the bathroom for approximately 30 minutes while the woman tended to her bloody nose, according to the complaint.

Prosecutors say Hoffmann then forced her upstairs and onto her bed, binding her hands and feet with a power cord from her vacuum, then shoving a towel in her mouth to ensure “nobody would be able to hear her.”

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A pedophile in Roanoke, Virginia has been left with “life-altering” injuries after climbing through the bedroom window of two young children, only to be greeted by their pet bulldog who bit his penis off.

52-year-old Martin Freeman climbed into the 1st-floor window of the small family home into the room where the two young sisters were sleeping after passing by and seeing the open window.

After climbing into the room of the 3 and 6-year-old sisters, Freeman got more than he bargained for when family’s Pit Bull Terrier leapt to the girl’s defence. The dog severed the rapist’s genitals clean off and swallowed his penis and testicles.

The commotion alerted the children’s parents who called emergency services. According to the father of the children, after calling the police, the attacker was in so much pain that he didn’t attempt to make an escape.

Freeman was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors treated his wounds but said they were unable to rescue his genitalia after it had been swallowed by the pet bulldog. Hospital staff said they were able to “patch him up,” and while he lost a lot of blood and was clearly in a lot of pain, he would survive. They added that although his injuries were no-longer life-threatening, they were “certainly life-altering.”

The family, who can’t be named, said they are just thankful their dog was there to protect the young girls from the attacker. In a statement, local investigators said the family was “lucky” their pet was able to protect them from a potential sexual assault, adding: “We are currently investigating a complaint of an attempted sexual assault and will be taking a suspect into custody as soon as he has recovered from his injuries. Given the extent of those injuries, however, we can assure the public he no longer poses a threat to children or indeed anybody.”

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The DeSoto Police Department is now facing a complaint of police brutality that was filed by a who believes she and her family are the victims of excessive force.

Two of Sammie Anderson’s adult sons were arguing in her front yard in early August. She said she was worried it might escalate into a physical altercation, so she asked one of their girlfriends to call 911.

By the time police arrived, the boys had stopped arguing and were separated. They had calmed down, but within seconds, dashcam released by DeSoto police shows the situation heated back up.

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On Saturday, September 29, 2018, MCSO K-9 Deputy Matthew Hooper and his K-9 partner “Rambo” responded to 585 NW 57th Avenue in reference to locating a man wanted for committing an armed robbery in the city of Ocala. On June 2, 2018 defendant Andre Baker (DOB: 12/31/1988) robbed a couple of $40.00 and a .22 caliber handgun at gunpoint, and after their investigation, the Ocala Police Department issued a warrant for his arrest. Baker has fled from law enforcement before…He even told witnesses that he would flee from law enforcement by running into the woods. Knowing this, Deputy Hooper and Rambo took a position in the woods behind the house Baker was staying in. When two other deputies went to the front door of the home to ask Baker to come out of the house, Baker ran out the back door, where Deputy Hooper and Rambo were waiting. Baker ignored K-9 warnings and Deputy Hooper deployed Rambo to apprehend the suspect. Rambo jumped over three fences and quickly captured Baker after a short pursuit. Baker was treated for minor injuries that he sustained by Rambo’s bite, and he was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail. Baker’s been charged with Resisting without Violence for this incident, and OPD’s warrants for Robbery with a Firearm, Grand Theft of a Firearm and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon were successfully served.

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Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies rescued on Sunday the driver of a van that crashed into a lake near the intersection of Golden Gate and Collier boulevards shortly before midnight.

Collier County sheriff’s deputies searched by air and by ground for a van late Sunday night after calls came in reporting a reckless driver.

Just before midnight, the department’s Aviation Bureau spotted the van on Golden Gate Boulevard near Collier Boulevard. The department said the van jumped the curb and went into a lake.

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At around 11 p.m. on March 8, 2017, a Hamilton County sheriff’s deputy patrolling the Standifer Gap Road area tried to stop a white Camaro for a traffic violation — a headlight was out and the license plate was not displayed properly. But the driver didn’t stop and a pursuit ensued.

The man later told investigators he had just bought the car earlier that day for his girlfriend, and he ran because he had methamphetamine, money, weapons and ammunition in the car.

A federal complaint has been filed against a number of area law enforcement officers and government agencies after a March 2017 vehicle pursuit took a violent turn, leading to a beating so severe one of the suspect’s testicles was ruptured.

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Bodycam footage shows the moment a Fruitland, Idaho, police officer shot David Grant.

Grant was driving south into the Treasure Valley from his home near Coeur d’Alene. His destination was a friend’s house in Nampa. But Grant had been awake too long, and though he was on medication for bipolar disorder, his exhaustion had turned into mania.

He says he was manic. Police shot him. Now he’s paralyzed, and taking them to court.

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The officers had gone to the house after a worried member of the public spotted a man in his back garden.

Lee Carl Wright, 34, attacked PC Anne Bloomfield at a house in Eastwood, Notts, as he was being led out of the front door to a police car in July.

PC Anne Bloomfield suffered a fractured skull and eye socket, as well as cuts and bruises when Lee Wright hit her in the face with a champagne bottle.

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An El Paso man was arrested after being accused of using superglue to shut his 14-month-old child’s eyes and mouth, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Johnnie Lee Carter, 29, was arrested on Sept. 24 in the 11000 block of Gateway Boulevard West by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force on a warrant out of Odessa.

The warrant was for injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, a first-degree felony.

According to a Marshals news release, Carter superglued the child mouth and eyes during a domestic incident on Sept. 14 in Odessa.

He left the scene before the Odessa Police Department arrived.

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force division out of El Paso and Odessa were able to track Carter to a motel where he was arrested without incident, the release said.

Carter was taken to the El Paso County Detention Facility under a no bond warrant. He will face extradition to Odessa to face this charge.

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A Palm Coast man stripped naked, chased two unwitting strangers around a Chick-fil-A parking lot, then yelled for responding deputies to look at his genitals early Monday morning, according to a Flagler County Sheriff’s Office report.

Cory Hatzl, 30, of Princess Rose Drive, was charged with disorderly conduct-breach of peace and resisting arrest. He remained jailed on $1,000 bail late Monday.