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Man Whose DNA Was Found on Napkin Discarded at Hockey Game Is Charged in 1993 High-Rise Murder

Man Whose DNA Was Found on Napkin Discarded at Hockey Game Is Charged in 1993 High-Rise Murder | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A dirty napkin cast aside at a hockey game last month led to the arrest of a Minnesota man as the suspect in a woman’s 26-year-old cold-case murder.

The suspect, Jerry Westrom, 52, of Isanti, hadn’t been on the radar of investigators until 2018. Now, he faces one count of second-degree murder in the 1993 death of 35-year-old Jeanie Ann Childs.

On June 13 of that year, a resident of a Minneapolis high-rise complained of water seeping into her apartment, according to a probable cause charging document obtained by PEOPLE.
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Arrest made in 1993 murder of Sophie Sergie at UAF | Alaska News | newsminer.com

Arrest made in 1993 murder of Sophie Sergie at UAF | Alaska News | newsminer.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS - An arrest has been made in the 1993 murder of Sophie Sergie on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court - CNNPolitics

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court - CNNPolitics | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court Friday to participate in the regular closed-door conference meeting among the nine justices, the court announced.
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Serial Killer Drew Pictures Of His Victims. Now The FBI Needs Help Identifying Them.

Serial Killer Drew Pictures Of His Victims. Now The FBI Needs Help Identifying Them. | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The FBI has released 16 portraits of confessed serial killer Samuel Little’s alleged victims, all of which were hand-drawn by Little from memory.
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Apple, Google Both Hosting Saudi Government App That Lets Men Track Women, Restrict Their Travel

Apple, Google Both Hosting Saudi Government App That Lets Men Track Women, Restrict Their Travel | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store both continue to host a Saudi government app, Absher, that allows men in the country to track their female relatives’ movements and restrict their travel.
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Police: Torn letters key to 1986 killing of boy in Nevada

Police: Torn letters key to 1986 killing of boy in Nevada | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Piecing together torn-up jailhouse letters found in dormant files involving the 1986 disappearance of a 3-year-old boy in Nevada yielded a possible confession that led to the arrest of his mother in Florida on a murder warrant, authorities said Monday.
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Pope Francis confirms priests forcing nuns into "sexual slavery" led to dissolution of Saint Jean order of nuns in France - CBS News

Pope Francis confirms priests forcing nuns into "sexual slavery" led to dissolution of Saint Jean order of nuns in France - CBS News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Catholic leader admits sexual abuse of nuns by clergy members is still a problem but insists, "we are working on it"
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Ryan Brown's curator insight, February 11, 3:01 AM
I appreciate where the church is going with these talks and allegations against them. For everyone, to include the high ranking officials, to finally come out and speak against what has been going on for so many years, and for it to be published on local and social media, is a move in the right direction. Nuns being forced into doing something that is looked horribly against by the church isn't right at all. I'm even positive that its been going on for many years, yet is covered over to save the face of the church. I am a supporter of the restorative justice system and I can see that this can help out tremendously in this case. Most religions, overall, like to settle disputes and problems peacefully. Having both sides come together to settle the issue and restore the peace will show society that issues can be settled with peace, which is what is needed. The church (Catholics, Christians, ect.) all have a huge impact on society as a whole, and issues like this can be detrimental. We always hear stories of how everything gets covered over, but we rarely hear of churches taking action and fixing the problems. This article shows that action is going to be taking place. Action in which direction though? With the restorative justice they will be able to not only settle the issue, but also show society that they really do care for everyone and that all sides have been looked at before coming to a conclusion without considerations being taken. It also publicly shows that issues as this one will not be looked at as lightly as we all think, which would end with the overall good for society.
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Officials: 33 arrested for sex trafficking in Super Bowl sting

Officials: 33 arrested for sex trafficking in Super Bowl sting | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
With Super Bowl LIII just days away, federal officials have been keeping a fixed eye on concerns of sex trafficking in the metro Atlanta area. 
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Nevada regulators to fine Wynn Resorts over sex allegations

Nevada regulators to fine Wynn Resorts over sex allegations | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Nevada gambling regulators announced a settlement Monday with casino mogul Steve Wynn's former company over allegations that former executives failed on multiple occasions to investigate claims of sexual misconduct against him.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board detailed at least seven allegations of misconduct by Wynn dating to 2005 in which former executives and managers of Wynn Resorts became of aware of the claims but failed to act. The board also said Wynn's conduct was "inappropriate and unsuitable" and violated company policies.

Wynn resigned from his company in February 2018 and has denied any misconduct.

The control board's settlement with Wynn Resorts does not revoke or limit its gambling license but requires the company to pay a fine. The amount will be set by the Nevada Gaming Commission, but it wasn't immediately clear when that could occur.

Wynn Resorts said in a statement the closing of the board's investigation was "an important remedial step" and noted that any employee named in the control board's report as having been aware of the allegations but who failed to investigate or report them are "no longer with the company."
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Judge rules Iowa's 'fetal heartbeat’ abortion law is unconstitutional

Judge rules Iowa's 'fetal heartbeat’ abortion law is unconstitutional | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A state judge has ruled that Iowa's “fetal heartbeat” abortion law is unconstitutional.
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Prosecutors Use Genealogical DNA to Charge Man With 1995 Rape of 9-Year-Old Girl

Authorities have charged a Southern California man with sexually assaulting a woman and two girls, including a 9-year-old, after identifying him through genealogical DNA.
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Four people murdered in Oregon home, suspect killed by police

Four people murdered in Oregon home, suspect killed by police | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Police arrived at the scene and found four people — who range in age from 9 months to 66 years old — dead inside the home and the suspect, Mark Leo Gregory Gago, 42, attempting to kill an 8-year-old girl. Deputies shot and killed Gago, the sheriff's office said in a tweet.
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Wasilla man gets 50 years for attempt to make child porn - KTVA 11 - The Voice of Alaska

Wasilla man gets 50 years for attempt to make child porn - KTVA 11 - The Voice of Alaska | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A 32-year-old Wasilla man was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in federal prison for trying to meet up with a young girl to have sex.

Justin Raymond Nekeferoff's sentence for attempted production of child pornography and attempted enticement of a minor includes a lifetime term of supervision after his release, according to U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder's office.

Nekeferoff was arrested in 2015 after he went to a Wasilla motel in order to meet a mother and her 8-year-old daughter to have sex with the child. The woman posing at the mother was an FBI agent and there was no child. Nekeferoff told police after he was arrested that he thought about having sex with kids “all the time,” and admitted to having molested other children previously.

A witness told law enforcement that Nekeferoff wanted to have sex with girls as young as 4 years old. The witness had text messages from Nekeferoff saying he liked to look at “lil girls in the stores.” 

"At the sentencing Judge Timothy M. Burgess noted that the defendant was himself the victim of sexual abuse as a child," prosecutors said in a statement. "[H]owever, that did not diminish the severity of his conduct or the Court’s desire to '[make] sure our children are protected.'"
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Michelle Carter, convicted in boyfriend's texting suicide, ordered to

Michelle Carter, convicted in boyfriend's texting suicide, ordered to | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Carter was convicted of manslaughter in the suicide of her boyfriend. On Monday, she was taken into custody immediately after Judge Lawrence Moinz took just seven minutes to make the decision to revoke the stay on the sentencing in her conviction. 
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Trucking Industry Opens Up To Women, Minorities, LGBT Drivers : NPR

Trucking Industry Opens Up To Women, Minorities, LGBT Drivers : NPR | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The trucking industry has faced a shortage of drivers for years, but the problem is compounded now with baby boomer retirements, increased freight demands and a high turnover rate.
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Jury sides with transgender employee in 'historic' Iowa case

Jury sides with transgender employee in 'historic' Iowa case | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A jury ruled Wednesday that an Iowa prison warden discriminated against a transgender employee by denying him the use of men's restrooms and locker rooms in a verdict that advocates call "historic."

Jurors also found that the state executive branch discriminated against Jesse Vroegh by offering medical benefits that would not cover his gender reassignment surgery. After making those findings, the eight-member jury awarded $120,000 in damages for emotional distress to Vroegh, 37, a former nurse at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing Vroegh, said the lawsuit was the first related to transgender rights that's been filed since lawmakers amended the Iowa Civil Rights Act in 2007 to bar discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. ACLU lawyer Melissa Hasso said the verdict marks "an historic day for transgender Iowans, their friends and families."
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Cognitive Behavioral Counseling Can Prevent Postpartum Depression : Shots - Health News : NPR

Cognitive Behavioral Counseling Can Prevent Postpartum Depression : Shots - Health News : NPR | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
An influential expert panel recommends pregnant women at risk of depression get referred to counseling to prevent the illness. But for many women and their doctors, it may be easier said than done.
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Resident cited again for barking dogs: Seven Hills Police Blotter

Resident cited again for barking dogs: Seven Hills Police Blotter | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
An Ohio State University student and the man suspected of abducting her at gunpoint from the university’s Mansfield campus were found dead after a car chase and officer-involved shooting in Kentucky.

Skylar Williams, 20, of Mansfield, and Ty’rell Pounds, 24, of Mansfield, each died in the shooting that occurred about 3:30 p.m. along Interstate 71 in Oldham County, located just northeast of Louisville, Kentucky State Police said in a news release.

A trooper heard a gunshot as he approached the car Pounds was driving. The trooper then shot into the car and struck Pounds, killing him, the news release says.
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Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Jeffrey Epstein’s Controversial Plea Deal

Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Jeffrey Epstein’s Controversial Plea Deal | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The Miami Herald report detailed how Epstein—who has been accused of molesting more than 100 underage girls in Palm Beach, Florida—was granted a plea deal by now Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta and other DOJ attorneys.

Sasse’s demand for an investigation was echoed by 14 lawmakers from across the aisle, who wrote a similar letter in December urging the DOJ inspector general to open a probe.

“Jeffrey Epstein is a child rapist and there’s not a single mom or dad in America who shouldn’t be horrified by the fact that he received a pathetically soft sentence,” Sasse said in a press release Wednesday. “The victims of Epstein’s child sex trafficking ring deserve this investigation—and so do the American people and the members of law enforcement who work to put these kinds of monsters behind bars.”

After pressure by Epstein’s defense lawyers, including Sexgate prosecutor Ken Starr and celebrity attorney Alan Dershowitz, the 2008 plea deal was secretly constructed by Acosta, then Miami’s top federal prosecutor, and other attorneys unbeknownst to the billionaire’s alleged victims, the Herald investigation found.  
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Women's Brains Age More Slowly Than Men's : Shots - Health News : NPR

Women's Brains Age More Slowly Than Men's : Shots - Health News : NPR | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Researchers say the metabolism of a woman's brain remains higher than a man's throughout a lifetime. And that may help with late-life creativity and learning.
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Dozens of victims rescued and hundreds arrested in human-trafficking sting in California

Dozens of victims rescued and hundreds arrested in human-trafficking sting in California | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Nearly 50 victims of human trafficking, including 14 minors, were rescued during a three-day sting operation across California last week, law enforcement officials announced Tuesday.

State and federal agencies arrested 339 people, including 156 men on suspicion of solicitation, during the coordinated effort, which involved cyber detectives posing as teenagers.

At a downtown Los Angeles news conference, Los Angeles County Assistant Sheriff Maria Gutierrez urged all parents to monitor their children’s internet use.

“Predators,” she said, “operate freely in cyberspace.”
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Arizona nurse charged with sexually assaulting incapacitated woman was once Christian rapper

Arizona nurse charged with sexually assaulting incapacitated woman was once Christian rapper | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The Arizona nurse accused of sexually assaulting an incapacitated female patient at a Phoenix long-term care center was once part of a Christian rap duo with his sister.

Nathan Sutherland, who was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse, performed under the name SLS or Sleeplessouljaz, his former pastor told NBC News.

“That was back in the early days, him and his sister had a rap act,” said Pastor Marie Mosley of the Faith Center West Family Church in Mesa, Arizona. “I haven’t seen him since 2003. He’s been in a lot of churches since then.”
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Ryan Brown's curator insight, February 11, 3:42 AM
This article shows that anyone can do anything imaginable. A nice neighbor, family man, and father that cares for everyone as a nurse, commits such a hateful and heinous crime. From what it sounds like, no one would have expected him to do it. It is brought up that he is a Christian and him and his sister used to be a Christian rap duo. Though the time when he was performing was years ago, that shows he and his life decisions created a huge spark in the media, especially stating that he has ties to the Christian faith. Using the restorative justice process, I believe that this can end peacefully and completely. Bringing this Sutherland, his family, and the woman and her family together to go over what happened, what caused him to do what he did, and the impact it had over everyone I believe would have a huge impact on everyone. Not only would it bring about closure for the woman and her family, I think that it would influence Sutherland tremendously and cause him to change. This would have society look at the justice system with a little more confidence and it would also show again that issues within religions do exist and that they look for peaceful resolutions.
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Parents of Arizona woman in vegetative state who gave birth say she's 'not in a coma'

Parents of Arizona woman in vegetative state who gave birth say she's 'not in a coma' | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The parents of a woman in a vegetative state who gave birth in December at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix, Arizona released a statement Tuesday about their daughter's long-term condition.
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California Court of Appeal justice faces sexual misconduct charges - Los Angeles Times

California Court of Appeal justice faces sexual misconduct charges - Los Angeles Times | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Los Angeles-based Court of Appeal Justice Jeffrey Johnson faces nine counts and discipline including possible removal.
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Facebook Postings About Ex-Husband Can Be Barred—C.A.

The First District Court of Appeal has held that a woman can be barred, pursuant to the Domestic Violence Prevention Act, from posting on the Internet humiliating information concerning her ex-husband, rejecting her contention that the order constitutes an unconstitutional prior restraint.

Writing for Div. Two, Justice Marla J. Miller said in an unpublished opinion, filed Monday, that the restraining order that was imposed only incidentally affects the woman’s speech rights.

The ex-husband, Derek Edward Jensen Sr., filed his request in the San Francisco Superior Court on May 23, 2017. He checked a box on a Judicial Council form asking that his former wife, Cherry Canlas, be ordered not to “harass” him and also asked, in language he drafted, that she be barred from posting any information about him on the Internet or making reference to the content of his emails to which she had gained access.

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Judge Daniel Flores on June 21, 2017, issued a five-year order declaring that Canlas was “prohibited from doing anything that would harass” Jensen and also authorized him to record any communications from his ex-wife that breached the order.

There was no explicit reference to use of the Internet by Canlas in effecting harassment, but the conduct underlying Jensen’s request was references to him—although not by name—on Facebook.

Additional relief sought by Jensen was denied. Canlas appealed.

Although Jensen had litigated in the Superior Court under his true name, his lawyer asked Div. Two to suppress the identities of the parties. By an order of April 20, 2018, it agreed to do so.
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