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Elderly Woman Attacked Girl, 10, With Hammer: Miami-Dade Police

An elderly Miami woman is facing an aggravated child abuse charge after police say she attacked a 10-year-old girl with a hammer. Iona Aiken, 79, was arrested Monday afternoon following the attack at a home at 14145 …

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Malaysian court rules transgender people ‘mentally ill’

There’s some good news for transgender Muslim women in Malaysia. An influential court ruling says police can’t persecute them under religious law just for wearing dresses and lipstick. Keeping the police …

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New Hampshire police chief offered to drop charges against teen if she posed nude for photos

Speaking publicly for the first time, Janelle Westfall said state laws failed her after New London’s former police chief made her a proposition: If she posed nude for him, the underage alcohol charges against her …

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Pennsylvania ‘cheer mom’ of 3 arrested for having sex with daughter’s 17-year-old classmate in parked car

A 42-year-old suburban mother of three is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old soccer player. The inappropriate relationship was uncovered when an Upper Pottsgrove Police officer allegedly found Iris Gibney and the …

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The Father Who Made His Kids Have Sex With a Dog

Readers of Christopher Sena’s Facebook posts would be forgiven for thinking he was a real family guy. A loving husband and responsible father: That’s the image the Las Vegas resident presented on social media. In …

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Texas Set To Execute Scott Panetti, Man Who Says He’s Being Executed For Preaching Gospel

No one disputes that Scott Panetti — heavily armed, head shaved and wearing camouflage — shot and killed his in-laws at their Texas Hill Country home, showering his estranged wife and 3-year-old daughter in blood. …

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Former Catholic School Tutor Claims Teen ‘Forced’ Her To Have Sex With Him

Abigail Simon, the tutor accused of having sex with an underage student, took to the stand in her own defense Friday, saying she’s still afraid of the alleged victim. The alleged victim, now 17, spent five days on the …

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