Sunday, January 24, 2021

Police collect DNA from care staff after woman in vegetative state gives birth

PHOENIX - Police served a search warrant Tuesday to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who had been in a vegetative state for years gave birth, triggering reviews by state agencies and putting a spotlight on safety concerns for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated. (National Post)

Paris police officers jailed 7 years for rape of Canadian tourist

PARIS - Two police officers have been found guilty of raping a Canadian woman at a renowned Paris police headquarters in 2014. They were both jailed for seven years by a Paris court, three years after the case was thrown out in another trial. (BBC)

Police find 500 videotapes in home of suspected serial rapist

Michigan police found nearly 500 videotapes in the home of a rape suspect and now have to modernize them in order to see if he is responsible for assaults going back decades, officials said. (NBC News)

Police identify 16 new potential victims after arrest of ex-Montreal police officer, hockey coach

Longueuil police have identified 16 potential new victims in connection with François Lamarre, a former hockey coach and retired Montreal police officer who is facing charges related to the alleged sexual assault of four minors. (Global News)

Serial rapist who held women as ‘sex slaves’ convicted

EASTON, Pa. - A jury has convicted a Pennsylvania man of serial rape and human trafficking charges that could put him in prison for life. (Ottawa Sun)

Vatican defrocks Cardinal over sex abuse

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. (CBC)

Football player accused of having sex with 12-yr-old girl

COLUMBUS, GA. - Police say a former West Virginia football player has been charged in Georgia with aggravated child molestation. (CTV News)

Canadian fashion mogul accused of rape, sex trafficking in class action lawsuit

In a press release on the lawsuit released Thursday, the women state that “Nygard lured and enticed young, impressionable, and often impoverished children and women with cash payments and false promises of lucrative modelling opportunities in order to assault, rape, and sodomize them. When the victims were not swayed by promises, many were drugged to force compliance with Nygard’s sexual desires.” (National Post)

‘Good Samaritan’ rapist busted

Cops on Saturday busted the brute who allegedly raped a woman after posing as a good Samaritan in Brownsville earlier this month. Jason Lopez, 40, was charged with first-degree rape, third-degree robbery, sex abuse, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching, cops said. (New York Post)

Montreal priest sentenced to eight years for sexually abusing two boys

MONTREAL - A Montreal priest who sexually abused two boys under his tutelage was handcuffed and led away to prison Monday as his two victims looked on. (Montreal Gazette)

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