Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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)

Courtroom erupts after McKnight sentenced to eight years for 5 sex assaults

EDMONTON - Women shouted, sobbed and in one case had to be hauled from the courtroom by sheriffs after former Edmonton nightclub promoter and convicted rapist Matthew McKnight was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday. (Edmonton Journal)

Man accused in murder of BC girl says he ‘lost it’ during attack

VANCOUVER - A man accused of murdering a 12-year-old girl more than 40 years ago says he “lost it” during his attack on the victim, according to a videotaped confession that was played for a jury Tuesday. (Vancouver Sun)

Cops worked to put sex abuser in prison. Prosecutors worked to cut him a break

PALM BEACH - Michelle Licata climbed a narrow, winding staircase, past walls covered with photographs of naked girls. At the top of the stairwell was a vast master bed and bath, with cream-colored shag carpeting and a hot pink and mint green sofa.The room was dimly lit and very cold. There was a vanity, a massage table and a timer. A silver-haired man wearing nothing but a white towel came into the room. He lay facedown on a massage table, and while talking on a phone, directed Licata to rub his back, legs and feet. (Miami Herald)

Man gets 33 life sentences for rapes while wrongly free

LONDON - A convicted burglar who assaulted and raped women and children during a two-week rampage across Britain while wrongly free from jail was given 33 life sentences on Monday, with the judge saying he would never cease to be a danger to society. (Toronto Sun)

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)

Attorney once on People’s ‘most eligible Bachelor’ list charged with rape

A Boston defense attorney once named as one of People magazine’s most eligible bachelors has been charged with raping two women, prosecutors 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)

Man accused of sexual assault may still be active on dating apps police warn

EDMONTON - Police say a man charged with multiple counts of sexual assault — including one which allegedly occurred on a Tinder date — may still be active on dating sites. (Edmonton Journal)

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)

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