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The Citizen Patriot and MLive typically do not publish names of sexual assault or abuse victims.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