Monthly Archives: November 2016

How the LAPD Turned an Innocent Man Into the Teardrop Rapist

At 6 a.m on May 30, 1998, the same attacker struck again. On West 55th Street near South Figueroa Street, he asked directions from a 24-year-old woman on her way to work. Her name was Edith, and like Karen, she was also trying to catch a bus.

Read more at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/01/how-the-lapd-turned-an-innocent-man-into-the-teardrop-rapist.html

Convicted Rapist Gets 520 Years for Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old …

A 72-year-old convicted rapist was sentenced to 520 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl he was babysitting at her Canyon Country home last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.

An undated photo from the California Megan's Law website shows John Adam Whitsell.

An undated photo from the California Megan’s Law website shows John Adam Whitsell.

John Adam Whitsell was convicted last month of four counts of lewd act upon a child, four counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration with child 10 years old or younger, and one count of forcible oral copulation of a victim under 14.

Whitsell was babysitting a family member when he abused her between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2015, the DA’s office said.

He was arrested Nov. 10, 2015, and has not been released since then, inmate records show.

In two

Read more at: http://ktla.com/2016/11/30/convicted-rapist-gets-520-years-for-sexually-assaulting-9-year-old-girl-he-was-babysitting/

Serial rapist Michael Burke jailed for historic attacks over 20 years …

A serial rapist has been found guilty of sex attacks on three different female victims.

A Manchester Crown Court trial heard Michael Burke, 38, of College Bank, Rochdale, struck repeatedly over a twenty year period.

Burke denied historic sex attacks on three complainants, two of whom were school-age at the time. But he was found guilty of eight rape charges and a serious sexual offence, dating back to the early nineties. He was cleared of nine other sex charges.

Prosecutor Peter Wright QC told jurors he treated his victims as ‘objects of pleasure’ – leaving them ashamed violated and demeaned.

Mr Burke, has now been remanded in custody and faces sentence on December 15. His knees buckled and he reeled in the dock, pressing on the glass barrier for support, as the guilty verdicts were returned.

The first

Read more at: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/serial-rapist-michael-burke-jailed-12255363

‘My daughter’s Facebook rape hell’: Mum of schoolgirl tells how rapist stole 12-year-old’s innocence

A distraught mum told of her family’s “two-year hell” after discovering her 12-year-old daughter had been raped .

Del Harris, now 21, stole the schoolgirl’s virginity in a terrifying sexual assault after grooming her on Facebook .

Two years on from the attack, his victim is still living a nightmare her desperate mother fears she will never recover from.

Harris was caged for four years and four months at the High Court in Glasgow last week after admitting to raping a minor and sexually assaulting another underage girl at his home in the Village, East Kilbride.

Following his conviction, one of his victims has bravely spoken to the Daily Record about her ordeal in a bid to help other abuse victims suffering in silence come forward.

Glasgow High Court

Glasgow High Court
(Photo: Daily Record)

The girl, now 14, told how

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Lawmen hunt for ‘sexual predator’ after rape, robbery of University of …

Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying a rape suspect described today as a sexual predator.  

A gunman who raped a 19-year-old University of Alabama student in her townhome was described today as a sexual predator, and authorities said they are working hard to identify him, find him and bring him to justice.

“It is a priority case for our office,” said Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Capt. Gary Hood.

Investigators today released more detail about the Sunday morning attack, and also released a composite sketch of the assailant. The assault happened about 12:45 a.m. Sunday inside the victim’s townhome in the 1200 block of Convent Street, which is several blocks southwest of the campus and an area popular among students for off-campus housing.

Hood said the victim had left The Strip and walked home alone. She went

Read more at: http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/11/lawmen_hunt_for_sexual_predato.html

Sexual predator claimed he was Hollywood film producer to groom …

He claimed he was the executive producer of a Hollywood blockbuster doing covert research for his next screenplay by hanging out with underage school girls.

But dressed for his police mug shot in this jumper with three cute furry kittens – Jacky Jhaj is now far from Tinseltown.

Sexual predator Jhaj, 31, has been jailed for four years for four counts of sexual activity with two girls, both aged 15 at the time.

He also was guilty of handling stolen goods.

Isleworth Crown Court

Isleworth Crown Court
(Photo: Rex)

The sentencing came after Jhaj, of Orchard Ave, Feltham then 29, would drive a silver Range Rover near a school near his home in west London in the middle of last year.

Police said he offered the schoolchildren lifts in his car, bought them alcohol and took them to parties where there would be other pupils present.

He

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KZN rapist sentenced to 10 years behind bars

Durban – KwaZulu-Natal rapist Senzo Masuku, 23, was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in the Empangeni Regional Court on Tuesday.

Masuku was also sentenced to three years for attempted rape and assault, with the sentences to run concurrently.

SAPS spokeswoman Captain Nqobile Gwala said on October 19, a 57-year-old victim was walking to her homestead near Emplotini, when the accused attacked and raped her. The matter was reported at Empangeni SAPS and transferred to Empangeni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) for investigation.

Gwala said Masuku later attempted to rape another 58-year-old victim who was going to church. Fortunately there was a vehicle approaching in their direction and the accused ran away.

Another case of attempted rape was opened at Empangeni SAPS, and through intensive investigations Masuku was arrested and sentenced accordingly.

KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa said: “We will continue to send rapists to jail where

Read more at: http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/kzn-rapist-sentenced-to-10-years-behind-bars-2094768

The slow unraveling in English soccer of a possible pedophile ring kept secret for decades


Former English soccer coach and recruiter Barry Bennell appears in a Duval County courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla., in June 1995. (Will Dickey/Florida Times Union via Associated Press)

Two weeks ago, retired British professional soccer player Andy Woodward stepped out from the shadows, telling the Guardian newspaper in an extensive interview that he was raped hundreds of times as a child by serial pedophile Barry Bennell, a former elite youth soccer coach who used his power and prestige in the sports world to lure, manipulate and sexually abuse his players decades ago.

What was shocking about Woodward’s raw account was not the identity of his abuser, for Bennell had been convicted of raping him decades ago. It was the former player’s speculations that Bennell may have victimized hundreds of other boys like him — and that the sexual abuse of players by coaches in

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‘Vile’ rapist spiritual healer tricked married mum into having sex with him saying it would save her marriage

A sick spiritual healer who conned a mother into having sex with him by claiming it would cure her marriage problems has been jailed.

Syed Shah, 30, also tricked the young victim into handing over £6,000.

The sex fiend was convicted of two charges of rape and one of fraud after a trial and was yesterday locked up for 12 years, Birmingham Mail reports.

Birmingham Crown Court heard Shah had previously sexually assaulted another woman while performing a healing ritual.

Syed Shah was jailed for 12 years at Birmingham Crown Court for rape and fraud
(Photo: Birmingham Mail)

Judge Patrick Thomas QC said: “This was a vile set of offences. You abused the high reputation your family name gave you within the community in order to have your will with

Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/vile-rapist-spiritual-healer-who-9363420

Bristol students talked escaped rapist into handing himself in to …

A rapist who had escaped from prison was taken in by university students who gave him a chocolate muffin, listened to rap music and convinced him to hand himself in.

Rapist Admi Headley, 34, was on the run from jail when he collapsed outside the home of Tom Phillips, 22, and Aidan Byrne, 21.

He was one of three prisoners who had walked out of Leyhill Open Prison in South Gloucestershire.

Read more: Bristol’s most wanted in November 2016

The University of Bristol students gave Headley a glass of water and let him sit in their living room after finding him sprawled on the ground by their front door.

It wasn’t until they’d been chatting for an hour that Headley told them about his past – he had been behind bars for ten years for rape and robbery.

Three days earlier, on November 13, he was one of three

Read more at: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/bristol-students-talked-escaped-rapist-into-handing-himself-in-to-authorities/story-29946171-detail/story.html