Category Archives: Sex Crimes

February 18, 2018

Twin Brothers Arrested in Bronx Hatched Terror Plot That Involved Underage Sex, Student Labor: Investigators (Video)

In their fourth-floor apartment, according to investigators, the Toro brothers carried out bomb-making activity for months. However, according to the complaint against the Toros, it wasn’t just the twin brothers involved.

New details are emerging about twin brothers being held without bail on accusations that they’d amassed bomb-making materials, with the intention of eventually building and using an explosive device in New York.

Their story also involves allegations of sex with a minor, incriminating diary entries and threats to school safety, according to KTLA sister station KPIX in New York City.

The school involved is the one in Harlem where one of the brothers was a teacher. Administrators are being credited with helping to foil a potential plot of mass destruction.

Still, school officials aren’t above criticism by some parents concerned about their children’s safety.

The story has two main locations — Harlem Prep High School, where one of the brothers, Christian Toro, taught special education — and the home where the brothers, Tyler and Christian, both, 27, lived, in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx.

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February 14, 2018

Three Charles Manson Movies Are Coming, But Quentin Tarantino’s Is In Jeopardy at Sony Over Polanski-Thurman Stories

The third Manson movie is the one from Quentin Tarantino with a $200 million plus budget and loads of stars– Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise– said to be involved.

Not one, not two, but three Charles Manson movies are coming. One of them, by Quentin Tarantino, however, is in jeopardy at Sony and may not get made at all.

Mary Harron, whose “I Shot Andy Warhol” is one of the great indie classics (cinematography by Ellen Kuras, Jared Harris in a landmark performane, Lili Taylor OMG good), is making “Charlie Says” with Matt Smith of “Dr. Who” and “The Crown” fame.

Hillary Duff has signed to play Sharon Tate, the late Mrs. Roman Polanski, murdered by the Manson family, in “The Haunting of Sharon Tate.” That one sounds like it’s straight to Lifetime, though.

The third Manson movie is the one from Quentin Tarantino with a $200 million plus budget and loads of stars– Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise– said to be involved.

But now I’m hearing that Sony is having second thoughts because of Tarantino’s double trouble in the press. First there was Uma Thurman’s accusations that her pal, Quentin, allowed her to film a scene in which she was seriously injured for “Kill Bill.” Thurman has back pedaled a bit since this started, and Quentin did a mea culpa, but it’s out there.

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February 12, 2018

New York attorney general sues Harvey Weinstein and his company

The suit claims that Weinstein targeted “vulnerable, aspiring actresses, models and entertainers as sexual conquests” and used his company as a “bargaining chip in return for sexual favors.” He also had female executives attend meetings to give the air of a formal business transaction while discussing “career trajectories,” according to the suit.

New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued ousted movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company on Sunday for more than 10 years of sexually harassing women in the entertainment industry and demanding sex in exchange for employment.

The damning, 39-page indictment was the result of a four-month investigation into The Weinstein Company after The New York Times and New Yorker exposed decades’ worth of allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Weinstein from multiple women, including Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd.

The reports led to Weinstein’s firing and his exclusion from the Academy, opening the floodgates for the #MeToo movement.

In the aftermath, women and survivors of sexual assault have come forward to discuss their experiences, provoking conversations about sexism, trust and power dynamics. But the lawsuit takes a closer look at the repeated institutional failures that supported years of misconduct and empowered Weinstein.

The suit does not accuse Weinstein of assault and representatives for Weinstein have previously denied all accusations of “non-consensual sex.”

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February 10, 2018

Hollywood executive commits suicide, family blames Harvey Weinstein and Rose McGowan

It was during that period that, at the Sundance Film Festival, McGowan had a sexual episode with Weinstein that she later claimed had been a case of rape, the family statement said. Messick allegedly reported the sexual episode to her managers and insisted they address it.

Hollywood studio executive and producer Jill Messick, who suffered from bipolar disorder, committed suicide this week, her family reported, citing Harvey Weinstein and one of his alleged victims, Rose McGowan, as contributing factors in the tragedy. Messick was 50.

Messick, who was married and had two children, killed herself in Los Angeles Wednesday. The method she used was not reported.

A family statement revealed that “five years ago, Jill suffered a manic episode. Anyone familiar with bipolar disorder knows that it is a cruel and vicious disease. With the help of doctors, her family and friends, Jill rebounded. Jill had fought to put her life back together. After a long job search, she was in negotiations to run the production division for a new entertainment company.”

The family said that for Messick, depression “had been her nemesis for years.” The statement also took aim at Weinstein and McGowan, saying Messick had become “collateral damage” in the movement that emerged after allegations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein were reported.

“The Movement” just lost one of its own, began the family statement.

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February 5, 2018

This Is Why Uma Thurman Is Angry

The actress is finally ready to talk about Harvey Weinstein.

Yes, Uma Thurman is mad.

She has been raped. She has been sexually assaulted. She has been mangled in hot steel. She has been betrayed and gaslighted by those she trusted.

And we’re not talking about her role as the blood-spattered bride in “Kill Bill.” We’re talking about a world that is just as cutthroat, amoral, vindictive and misogynistic as any Quentin Tarantino hellscape.

We’re talking about Hollywood, where even an avenging angel has a hard time getting respect, much less bloody satisfaction.

Playing foxy Mia Wallace in 1994’s “Pulp Fiction” and ferocious Beatrix Kiddo in “Kill Bill,” Volumes 1 (2003) and 2 (2004), Thurman was the lissome goddess in the creation myth of Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino. The Miramax troika was the ultimate in indie cool. A spellbound Tarantino often described his auteur-muse relationship with Thurman — who helped him conceive the idea of the bloody bride — as an Alfred Hitchcock-Ingrid Bergman legend. (With a foot fetish thrown in.) But beneath the glistening Oscar gold, there was a dark undercurrent that twisted the triangle.

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‘Law & Order: SVU’ Depicts Brutal Rape of Conservative Pundit Resembling Ann Coulter

NBC police procedural Law & Order: SVU depicted the gruesome rape of a fictional conservative pundit, who eerily resembles author Ann Coulter, in Wednesday’s politically charged episode titled Info Wars.

The episode follows conservative personality, Martha Cobb (Rhea Seehorn), who delivers a speech ironically ripping “the liberal snowflakes,” to a Make America Great Again hat-wearing crowd on a university campus. Cobb’s speech is cut short when a gang of Antifa protesters clash with a mob of white supremacists. Violence ensues, and Cobb is later found unconscious after being beaten and sexually assaulted with the pole of a protest sign.

The NYPD detectives investigating Cobb’s assault are seen debating the merits of her political views — regulars Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), Odafin Tutuola (Ice-T), and Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) argue whether the unknown assailant could have been motivated by Cobb’s support of policies that would “close down Planned Parenthood and deport the Dreamers.”

Detectives eventually nab Antifa member Justin Vichinsky (Adam William Zastrow), whose protest sign, we later learn, was used to mutilate Cobb. Vichinsky’s DNA was also found under Cobb’s fingernails. She eventually points him out in a suspect line-up.

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February 4, 2018

Previously Deported Mexican National Convicted of Raping 9-Year-Old Girl in Sanctuary City

An Oregon jury convicted a previously deported Mexican national of sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl. The convicted child-rapist has a history of crimes in the U.S.

The little girl’s mother told law enforcement officials in Clackamas County last year that a man broke into their 9 and 5-year-old daughters’ bedroom. The man came through the window of their apartment at night on February 25 and sexually assaulted their daughter. Although he escaped through a window, law enforcement officials were able to find his fingerprints, KATU2 in Portland, Oregon reported.

Breitbart Texas reported that federal officers arrested 48-year-old Santiago Flores-Martinez when he was trying to cross back into Mexico in late April. The port’s Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team (A-TCET) apprehended the Mexican national at the San Ysidro port of entry. San Ysidro is a district within the City of San Diego and is on the California-Mexico border near Tijuana.

Officials identified Flores-Martinez when they retrieved biometric information on him via the “Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System” (IAFIS).

Police began searching for the accused child rapist on April 25.

Fox 12 Oregon reported the jury found Flores-Martinez guilty on charges that include first-degree sex abuse, attempted rape, burglary, and coercion. His sentencing hearing is scheduled to begin on Monday.

The convicted child rapist has used the aliases “Felipe Coeto” and “Isidro Ramos Flores.”

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February 3, 2018

Oxford professor charged with raping two women

Tariq Ramadan, adviser to the UK government, held in custody over French hotel attack claims.

The prominent Swiss academic Tariq Ramadan, a professor of contemporary Islamic studies at the University of Oxford, has been charged with rape and ordered to remain in custody in France.

Ramadan, 55, is being held on charges of rape and rape of a vulnerable person after two women accused him of violently assaulting them in hotel rooms in Lyon and Paris in 2009 and 2012 after conferences.

Ramadan, a Swiss citizen whose grandfather Hassan al-Banna founded Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement, was taken into custody on Wednesday as part of a preliminary inquiry in Paris.

A regular face on French television, he is the most prominent figure to be held in France after the women, emboldened by the #MeToo campaign to stamp out sexual assault and harassment, went to the police.

The professor – who made his name as an author and commentator on modern Islam, as well as advising successive British governments on Islam and society – has denied the separate accusations by the two women.

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January 29, 2018

Lawsuit: Weinstein’s Assistant Was Forced to ‘Clean Up the Semen’

A former assistant to Harvey Weinstein is claiming the disgraced movie mogul made her prepare for and clean up after his sexual encounters, including discarding used condoms and wiping semen off the sofa ‘up to three times a week.’

She is also alleging rampant sexual harassment from her former boss, including inappropriate touching, dictating e-mails to her while nude, calling her a “cunt” and “pussy,” and making comments such as, “What’s wrong…is the tampon up too far today?”

Sandeep Rehal, who was 26 when she was hired by the Weinstein Company and worked there for two years between 2013 and 2015, has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against Weinstein, reports the Daily Beast.

“As Ms. Rehal soon learned, Harvey Weinstein’s assistants were expected to be available at all times; there was no boundary between Harvey Weinstein’s work life and personal life,“ the lawsuit claims. “Much of Ms. Rehal’s work as an employee of TWC involved catering to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual appetites and activities, and catering to his demeaning and often abusive family members,” reports the Beast.

Weinstein also allegedly made relentless sexual advances toward Rehal, rubbing her thighs and touching her hips and buttocks and making lewd comments about her clothing, the lawsuit claims.

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January 23, 2018

Mexican Uber driver illegally in US is charged with FOUR rapes and first degree burglary in California

Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez, 39, was arrested and charged with raping, assaulting and robbing at least four women in San Luis Obispo, California. He allegedly targeted intoxicated women for Uber rides after parties. Once at their homes, he allegedly assaulted them and stole items from them. Authorities said he was in the US illegal, after a voluntary deportation in 2005.

California prosecutors said an Uber driver living in the country illegally has been charged with raping, assaulting and robbing young women.

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said Monday that Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez’s alleged four victims are between 19 and 22 years old and three were intoxicated when they were assaulted.

The 39-year-old Mexican citizen faces 10 criminal charges including forcible rape and first degree burglary for the alleged incidents that occurred on December 17, 2017, January 5 and January 14.

Alarcon-Nunez is suspected of having sexually assaulted at least four women in California’s San Luis Obispo, but authorities said there could be additional victims in the county and its neighboring Santa Barbara, KSBY reports.

Alarcon-Nunez, who has also used the name Bruno Diaz, was arrested at his Santa Maria, California home on January 17.

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