John Jardini, a 26-year-old from Pittsburgh, faces charges for allegedly taking $60 from a woman he approached on the street.
If 50 is the new 30, then perhaps 74 is the new age when it's appropriate to get arrested for prostitution.
A survey that came out yesterday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents some haunting statistics about rape, stalking and domestic violence. Over the course of a year, more than 12 million men and women are victims of these crimes, usually committed by an intimate partner, and more than 1 million women report being raped each year.
Florida-resident Joseph Bernard Campbell hacked the private email accounts of 19 women, most of whom he was familiar with, and stole naked and nearly-naked pictures of them. Then, he posted them as the women's Facebook profile photos, exposing them to public humiliation of the worst kind. Reports indicate Campbell's goal was to "harass the victims and cause them emotional distress."
Behold, woman's new best friend. Rapports Opus is a police dog in Sweden who has been training for over a year to help police nab rapists by sniffing out sperm. This pup has just closed his first case. Last month, a woman was forced to perform oral sex on a man in a Swedish park. To help police collect evidence, Rapports Opus was brought in to find any trace amounts of semen left at the scene of the crime.
The controversial verdict is in, folks. After over 30 days of testimony and just under 11 hours of deliberation, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
Love can make us do crazy things, right? Danielle Chiesi would probably wholeheartedly agree, because according to her legal team, love was to blame when she partook in illegal insider trading on Wall Street. They think she deserves less time in the slammer, because she did it all for love—twisted love, anyway.
Getting robbed is bad enough, but on your wedding day? That's just downright awful. Michael Bublé got an ugly post-wedding surprise last week. While he was busy gettin' hitched to Argentinian-actress Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre, burglars were breaking into his home. Police reports say the thieves disarmed the couple's alarm system and knocked out security cameras.
John Stamos has come a long way since his days playing the lovable Uncle Jesse on Full House. Instead of acting like a father figure to under-aged girls, Stamos is now accused of having a fling with one. Back in December, a man and a woman were arrested for conspiracy to commit extortion after allegedly blackmailing Stamos for $680,000 by telling him that they had photos of him with cocaine and strippers. Allison Coss, 24, is one of the people on trial and claims to have had a fling with Stamos, when she was only a 17-year-old high school student.
Amid the excitement of the final days of the World Cup, there is also sadness, as one of Brazil's most famous soccer players was arrested yesterday. 25-year-old goalie Bruno Fernandes is accused of arranging the murder of his lover, Eliza Samudio, also 25, after she became pregnant and refused to have an abortion. According to the Guardian, the couple met last year at a party and Samudio became pregnant after their first encounter. After she decided to keep the child, who is now 4 months old, Fernandes allegedly lured her to a small town outside of Rio de Janeiro where she was beaten, killed by an accomplice, and had some of her body parts fed to a dog.
You would think that the logical thing to do immediately after brutally murdering someone in your hotel room would be to either freak out or try to cover up the evidence, or both, but, evidently, there’s nothing logical going on in the mind of suspected serial killer Joran Van Der Sloot. In the latest weird detail to emerge from the gruesome murder investigation, Joran confessed to Peruvian police that he sat on the edge of his hotel bed, right next to the bloodied body of 21-year-old Stephanie Flores, and snacked on sponge cake and espresso immediately following her death, reports the New York Post. Never mind that there was blood oozing out of her head or that one of her eyes was dangling out of its socket, killing somebody seems to have made Joran work up an appetite.
We're sad to report that former New York Giants football player Lawrence Taylor was arrested for rape in the wee hours of Thursday morning in New York, CBS reports. The football legend, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in in 1999, stands accused of paying a 16-year-old runaway girl, who was brought to Taylor's hotel room against her will, $300 to have sex with him.
Sunday, September 13, 2009 was supposed to be the day that Annie Le married her college sweetheart, Jonathan Widawsky. Instead, it ended up being the day that her body (or what appeared to be it) was found stuffed into the wall of a lab building at Yale University, where she was a graduate student of pharmacology.
It must have been a shock. Megan McAllister thought she had an ideal catch of a man. And now that allegations have surfaced that her fiance, Philip Markoff, an aspiring M.D. May be the "Craigslist Killer" McAllister is choosing to stand by her man, reports Amanda Fortini for New York Magazine.
Today's weird sex news comes from Australia, where police are hunting for a man who broke into three sex shops, had sex with a blow-up doll named "Jungle Jane," and left the dolls in an alley near the stores. To perform his unusual crime, the man broke holes in the walls of the store and squeezed through the small opening. Instead of leaving pieces of wood and plaster everywhere, the polite fellow cleaned up the mess he created breaking through the wall.