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Prosecutor says suspect may be ‘serial rapist’

KENT COUNTY (WKZO AM/FM) — A Kent County Assistant Prosecutor claims that a third woman has come forward accusing suspected rapist Quinn James of also assaulting her.  Her claims are still being investigated.

The announcement came during a preliminary hearing for the suspect that had to be adjourned because the first teen to accuse him failed to appear yesterday. He is currently being held on $500,000 bond in that case.

The second teen to accuse James of a sexual assault, 16-year-old Mujey Dumbuya, has been murdered, her body found dumped along a trail in Kalamazoo. James is reportedly a person of interest in that investigation, but has not been charged.

The no-show Friday prompted the defense attorney to request a lower bond for James.

That was when the Assistant prosecutor revealed that a third woman had come forward and that James may be a serial rapist. The judge denied the motion to reduce bail.

 

Read more at: http://wtvbam.com/news/articles/2018/feb/17/prosecutor-says-suspect-may-be-serial-rapist/

A False Report review: a powerful story about a serial rapist that falls flat

Sat, Feb 17, 2018, 06:00

First published: Sat, Feb 17, 2018, 06:00

 

Book Title:
A False Report

ISBN-13:
978-1786330802

Author:
T Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong

Publisher:
Hutchinson

Guideline Price:
£16.99

Rape. It’s a word nobody ever wants to claim for their own experience. Everyone knows what the horror of that word means. But there is something even worse than that, which this book explores, which is being raped and not being believed by the authorities when report the crime.

A False Report, by journalists T Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, is a true crime book about a serial rapist. Marc O’Leary, a former member of the military, was stalking women in Washington State and Colorado from at least 2008 to 2011, when he was finally caught. His modus operandi is the stuff of urban nightmares: he drove around neighbourhoods, searching for women who lived alone, in poorly-lit ground

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/a-false-report-review-a-powerful-story-about-a-serial-rapist-that-falls-flat-1.3388458

Parole denied for accused 1993 serial rapist who can’t be charged

JACKSON, MI – A Jackson prisoner who cannot be charged in connection with a series of sexual assaults from the 1990s due to statute of limitation restrictions will stay in prison for now.

The Michigan Department of Corrections parole board denied parole for Ozzie Worthey, currently in prison for a felony drunk driving charge, MDOC spokeswoman Holly Kramer said.

He will be eligible for another parole board review in January 2019.

Worthey, 51, is believed to have committed a series of sexual assaults in Jackson in 1993 after police connected DNA evidence from five teenage sexual assault victims to Worthey, according to a statement from one of his alleged victims.

The Citizen Patriot and MLive typically do not publish names of sexual assault or abuse victims.

“I hope the parole board decides to keep him for his maximum sentence on the DUI because I get the feeling that’s the only punishment he will ever

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2018/02/accused_1993_serial_rapist_who.html

‘Serial rapist,’ or unjustly held in homicide investigation?

KENT COUNTY, MI – A judge refused to lower a $500,000 bond for a man awaiting trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a Kentwood High School student who later turned up dead.

Quinn Anthony James, 42, hasn’t been named as a suspect in the killing of Mujey Dumbaya, 16, whose body was found in a wooded area along North Prairie Avenue in Kalamazoo.

But the day after Dumbaya was positively identified as a homicide victim, James was charged in an unrelated sex case that prosecutors did not pursue in 2014.

His attorney, Jonathan Schildgen, thinks prosecutors filed the latest charge to unfairly hold his client while police investigate the killing. He told a judge that the high bond was “patently unfair.”

Man accused in teen’s sex assault ‘unfairly treated as suspect’ in her death: lawyer

The alleged victim in the 2014 case was expected to testify Friday, Feb. 16, but reported car trouble and did

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2018/02/serial_rapist_or_unjustly_held.html

‘Serial rapist,’ or unjustly held in homicide investigation? | MLive.com

KENT COUNTY, MI – A judge refused to lower a $500,000 bond for a man awaiting trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a Kentwood High School student who later turned up dead.

Quinn Anthony James, 42, hasn’t been named as a suspect in the killing of Mujey Dumbaya, 16, whose body was found in a wooded area along North Prairie Avenue in Kalamazoo.

But the day after Dumbaya was positively identified as a homicide victim, James was charged in an unrelated sex case that prosecutors did not pursue in 2014.

His attorney, Jonathan Schildgen, thinks prosecutors filed the latest charge to unfairly hold his client while police investigate the killing. He told a judge that the high bond was “patently unfair.”

Man accused in teen’s sex assault ‘unfairly treated as suspect’ in her death: lawyer

The alleged victim in the 2014 case was expected to testify Friday, Feb. 16, but reported car trouble and did

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2018/02/serial_rapist_or_unjustly_held.html

Serial rapist wins parole but will stay locked up, judge rules

Serial rapist Douglas Booker, 60, will remain locked up despite being granted parole after serving half of a 50-year sentence, the state’s appellate court ruled Thursday.

Booker was 34 when he tricked or forced his way into seven women’s homes and sexually assaulted them in Essex and Union counties in 1988 and 1989, according to the ruling and Star-Ledger archives.

Booker was about to be released in 2015 when the state successfully petitioned for him to be committed as a sexually violent predator, a designation for a person who has mental health problems that make him or her likely to reoffend.

A judge at the time said no treatment seemed to affect Booker’s obsession with sexual violence and the “kind of arousal [he suffers from] does not go away,” according to court documents.

The Appellate Division rejected his appeal of the 2015 decision on Thursday.

According to Star-Ledger articles at the time, between August of

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2018/02/serial_rapist_shouldnt_be_released_despite_being_p.html

Judge: Accused serial rapist poses ‘uncontrollable’ danger

PEABODY — Mark Papamechail’s “propensity for sexual violence against women is uncontrollable,” a Salem Superior Court judge concluded this week. 

And it’s for that reason, Judge Timothy Feeley wrote, that there are no conditions that could ensure the safety of the public if Papamechail were to be released on bail.

The ruling, dated Wednesday, means Papamechail, 55, of 4 Stevens St., Peabody, will remain in custody while he awaits trial on rape charges, the latest in a 32-year history of similar sex offenses and other crimes. 

On Tuesday, a Middlesex County prosecutor, brought in because Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett once represented Papamechail, argued that Papamechail is simply too dangerous to release. 

Papamechail’s attorney, Mark Schmidt, tried to convince Feeley that his client could be monitored by a GPS bracelet and supervised by family members in Peabody if released.

But Feeley pointed to the details of the case itself as evidence that those conditions of

Read more at: http://www.salemnews.com/news/state_news/judge-accused-serial-rapist-poses-uncontrollable-danger/article_7640060a-077e-5cfe-9c94-94d002d8f2c3.html

Serial rapist jailed for eight-year campaign of abuse

High Court in Glasgow

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Baker was convicted at the High Court in Glasgow last month of nine charges including the rape of each victim

A rapist who carried out a series of sex attacks in the Western Isles has been jailed for 11 years.

Richard Baker, 31, preyed on three women during an

Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-43060835

Serial rapist jailed for eight-year campaign of abuse – BBC News

High Court in Glasgow

Image caption

Baker was convicted at the High Court in Glasgow last month of nine charges including the rape of each victim

A rapist who carried out a series of sex attacks in the Western Isles has been jailed for 11 years.

Richard Baker, 31, preyed on three women during an

Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-43060835

Island serial rapist jailed at Glasgow High Court

A rapist who carried out a series of sex attacks in the Western Isles has been locked up for 11 years.

Richard Baker preyed on three terrified women during an eight-year campaign of abuse.

The 31-year-old – who denied the allegations – was brought to justice following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

Baker was today sentenced having been convicted last month of nine charges including the rape of each victim.

The crimes occurred between 2008 and 2016 at a number of locations including Tarbert on the Isle of Harris and Tolsta, Isle of Lewis.

Judge Sean Murphy QC said Baker was guilty of a “very serious and appalling combination of offences”.

He added the attacks left “a dreadful toll” on the victims – and that Baker had shown “no sympathy or remorse”.

The judge told Baker: “A substantial custodial sentence

Read more at: https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/island-serial-rapist-jailed-glasgow-14289278