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Mom allegedly believed sexual experience would benefit her child SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio couple is accused of trying to trying to trade sex with the woman's 5-year-old daughter for an apartment, a used car and child care for her 10-month old daughter. Jennifer Richards, 25, and her married boyfriend, Sean Michael Block, 40, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Stein Nowak on Friday. Richards is charged with using interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor. Block is charged with distributing child pornography. Nowak ordered Block held. Richards' detention hearing was delayed until Tuesday, the San Antonio Express-News reported Sunday. According to an affidavit unsealed last Tuesday, the investigation began when an informant told the FBI about a text message allegedly sent by Block reading: "Nice piece 5 yrs old belongs to my gf and she wants to sell it." Planned to blackmail informant Richards and Block crafted a deal that, in addition to the apartment and used car, included child care for Richards' 10-month-old daughter, whose sexual service the couple intended to sell later, Rex Miller, the FBI's lead agent on the case, testified. The couple had also hoped to blackmail the informant, Miller said. Richards "was of the belief that these sexual interactions would be a positive experience for (her daughter) and that Richards would receive sexual gratification " from watching, according to the affidavit. Authorities said both children are no longer in Richards' custody and that neither child was sold for sex. After reviewing computers the couple used and listening to taped conversations, Miller determined Block and Richards were making further plans to abduct, rape and "carve up" a teenage runaway. Russian pornography site Block allegedly sent an e-mail with a link to a Russian child pornography site, according to the affidavit. Ronald Guyer, Block's lawyer, acknowledged the severity of the charges. But Guyer told the judge that there was no evidence that the behavior progressed beyond Block's fantasy. "There has been no action on his part," Guyer told Nowak. Richard's attorney did not immediately return a call or e-mail left Sunday by The Associated Press seeking comment. The couple worked at the Cheesecake Factory at North Star Mall, where he was a bartender and she was a waitress. Court records show that Block's now-estranged wife Sarah Block filed for a protective order earlier this week on behalf of the couple's 14-month-old child. Her lawyer said she filed for divorce Friday. http://www.msnbc.m sn.com/id/26381207 /  (Aug 24, 2008 | post #124)

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Baby delivered after van killed mom dies NEW YORK - An infant boy delivered prematurely after his traffic agent mother was struck by a van and pinned under a bus has died, authorities said Friday. Sean Michael Justin Sanz had been in intensive care since he was delivered by Caesarean section shortly after a runaway van hit his mother on Aug. 14. He weighed 3 pounds, 6 ounces at birth. His mother, traffic agent Donnette Sanz, survived the delivery but died about an hour later in an emergency operating room. She was seven months pregnant. The van, driven by a 72-year-old man with what authorities say is a long history of driving offenses, hit Sanz when she was crossing a Bronx street on her lunch break. The impact sent her flying into the path of a yellow school bus, which ran her over. About 30 bystanders helped hoist the 5-ton bus from her body in a rescue that made the front pages of the city's tabloid newspapers. "He meant everything to me," Rafael Sanz said of his tiny son. "He died in my arms." Sanz had harsh words for the van's driver, Walter Walker: "I hope he really does rot in hell. I hope he dies a horrible death." In an interview with the Daily News published hours before the infant's death, Rafael Sanz spoke about how his deep love for his son was mingled with grief over his wife's death. He said she had donated a kidney to him shortly before their wedding four years ago. "She never got to see our baby, but she was in love with him," he said. Donnette Sanz had been a civilian member of the NYPD for two years. Traffic agents direct vehicles, write parking tickets and operate tow trucks. They do not carry weapons. Walker has not entered a plea to charges of criminally negligent homicide and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, said his lawyer, Michael Torres. He said Walker was "devastated " by what happened. Torres said he didn't know if Walker was aware of the child's death. A spokesman for the Bronx district attorney said Friday that prosecutors would wait for the medical examiner to determine the infant's cause of death before deciding whether Walker would face additional charges. Walker has a history of driving offenses and arrests dating to the 1980s; police have said he had his license suspended 20 times. In a court filing, police said the brakes on Walker's van had deteriorated so badly it was unsafe to drive. Walker has said he tried to avoid hitting Sanz but was unable to stop. Relatives said the boy would be buried with his mother. http://www.msnbc.m sn.com/id/26369580 /  (Aug 24, 2008 | post #123)

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There is Everything Wrong with Abortion

Month One I am only 8 inches long but I have all my organs. I love the sound of your voice. Every time I hear it I wave my arms and legs. The sound of your heart beat is my favorite lullaby. Month Two Mommy today I learned how to suck my thumb. If you could see me you could definitely tell that I am a baby. I'm not big enough to survive outside my home though. It is so nice and warm in here. Month Three You know what Mommy I'm a boy!! I hope that makes you happy. I always want you to be happy. I don't like it when you cry. You sound so sad. It makes me sad too and I cry with you even though you can't hear me. Month Four Mommy my hair is starting to grow. It is very short and fine but I will have a lot of it. I spend a lot of my time exercising. I can turn my head and curl my fingers and toes and stretch my arms and legs. I am becoming quite good at it too. Month Five You went to the doctor today. Mommy, he lied to you. He said that I'm not a baby. I am a baby Mommy, your baby. I think and feel. Mommy, what's abortion? Month Six I can hear that doctor again. I don't like him. He seems cold and heartless. Something is intruding my home. The doctor called it a needle. Mommy what is it? It burns! Please make him stop! I can't get away from it! Mommy! HELP me! Month Seven Mommy I am okay. I am in Jesus's arms. He is holding me. He told me about abortion. Why didn't you want me Mommy? Every Abortion Is Just . . . One more heart that was stopped. Two more eyes that will never see. Two more hands that will never touch. Two more legs that will never run. One more mouth that will never speak.  (Jul 26, 2008 | post #18852)

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Men steal truck, rob west side gun store Indianapolis - Police are trying to find four men who used a stolen car to break into a gun store Friday morning. The men drove a stolen Mitsubishi into the Don's Guns store on Lafayette Road. Surveillance video captured the men squeezing through the hole in the wall and moving quickly from case to case, trying to break them open with a rifle. The quickly stuffed guns into backpacks before dashing back through the hole in the wall. They were in and gone in under a minute. "It was a very quick operation," said IMPD Lt. Jeff Duhamell. The spree started at a nearby car dealership. Security cameras there caught them walking around the building before they broke in and stole a new Mitsubishi from the service area. Later, the car circled the gun store before crashing through the wall. They loaded all they could carry into the car, then drove around the building. Another security camera then captured them taking their time - more than 10 minutes - moving the guns to a Dodge pick-up truck before they left. Metro Police are eager to find the individuals responsible. "We know at least four people involved, there could be more than that," said Lt. Duhamell. "The bottom line is, these people are taking these guns, not for target practice, they're going to be selling them on the street. They're going to be used for committing crimes." There is an alert to police and the community to be extremely careful if the stolen truck is spotted. After the robbery, the men can be considered armed and extremely dangerous. The men made off with handguns, shotguns and an assault rifle. "It's up to us to find them as quickly as we can and this is when the community can step up and help us out on it," Lt. Duhamell said. Store owner Don Davis says the store has more than 5,000 guns and workers are trying to determine how many were stolen. "To hit a Don's Guns, you have to be stupid," said Davis, referring to the numerous alarms and security cameras in the store, which captured the thieves' every move. Investigators are confident someone will recognize the thieves and so is Davis. "Have a good time today, fellas, because you are going to jail," Davis said. surveillance video @ http://www.wthr.co m/global/story.asp ?s=8736274  (Jul 25, 2008 | post #122)

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Teen sentenced for coaxing toddlers to smoke pot FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A teenager shown on a video coaxing his 2- and 4-year-old nephews into smoking marijuana was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison. Demetris McCoy, 18, pleaded guilty to two charges of injury to a child/causing bodily injury and agreed to testify against his co-defendant, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported online Thursday. The video shows one teen lighting a marijuana cigarette in the 2-year-old's mouth, then laughing as the toddler coughs. One teen then tells him to pass it to his brother, who also smokes it and coughs. Parts of the video showed someone calling the children "potheads " and asking if they "have the munchies." Drug tests showed the youngsters had marijuana and cocaine in their bodies. When the video was made, the children's mother was sleeping in another room, police have said. She was not arrested. The children, their mother, grandmother and McCoy lived together at the time. The children have since been placed in foster care. Fort Worth police found the video while searching a house in connection with a burglary investigation in which McCoy also was charged. He pleaded guilty to two burglary charges and received eight-year sentences that he will served at the same time, the newspaper reported. The co-defendant Vanswan Polty, 19, remains in jail awaiting trial. He faces two charges of injury to a child, three charges of burglary and one charge of failing to identify himself to a peace officer. http://www.cnn.com /2008/CRIME/07/25/ pot.toddlers.ap/in dex.html?eref=ib_t opstories  (Jul 25, 2008 | post #121)

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Missing Girl's Grandma: Car Smelled Like Dead Body MIAMI -- The grandmother of a missing 2-year-old Orlando girl told an emergency dispatcher that a car driven by the girl's mother smelled like there had been a dead body inside, according to recordings of 911 calls released Thursday. The mother, Casey Anthony, 22, is being held on $500,000 bond after investigators said she lied to them and did not report daughter Caylee Marie Anthony missing for more than a month. Prosecutors said in court earlier this week that Casey Anthony is also a person of interest in what is beginning to look like a homicide investigation, though she has not been charged. Sheriff's deputies testified that her car smelled of decomposition and a cadaver-trained German shepherd noted a smell of human remains there Cindy Anthony, Casey's mother and Caylee's grandmother, called 911 twice on July 15. In the first call, she asked police to arrest Casey Anthony for stealing a car and money. She told a dispatcher that she had just found Casey, who had been missing for a month, as well as the car she was driving, which had been towed. She also expressed concern that her granddaughter was not with Casey. She called 911 again about an hour later, crying, after she said Casey Anthony finally told her Caylee had been missing for a month. "There's something wrong," Cindy Anthony told the dispatcher. "I found my daughter's car today, and it smells like there's been a dead body in the damn car." When Cindy Anthony made her daughter talk to the dispatcher, Casey Anthony said the toddler had been taken by a baby sitter who police now believe may not exist. Casey Anthony said Caylee had been missing for 31 days, and the dispatcher asked why she hadn't called sooner. "I've been looking for her and have gone through other resources to try to find her, which was stupid," Casey Anthony responded. Casey Anthony has been charged only with child neglect, making false official statements and obstructing a criminal investigation. But Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland ordered her held on an unusually high bond Tuesday after hearing the evidence of possible human decomposition found in her yard and car. Strickland said she offered investigators no useful information and questioned the truthfulness of the information she did provide. Phone messages and an e-mail seeking comment were left Thursday with Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez. He asked to have her bond lowered to $10,000, saying she had a right to freedom while facing lesser charges. He said there was circumstantial evidence of a possible homicide but it hadn't left authorities confident enough to charge her with anything more serious. Cindy Anthony said earlier this week that Casey knows who has Caylee but doesn't know where she is. A message seeking comment was left on Cindy Anthony's voicemail. http://www.theindy channel.com/news/1 6987450/detail.htm l  (Jul 25, 2008 | post #120)

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Sorry here is the website. http://www.theindy channel.com/news/1 6986261/detail.htm l  (Jul 25, 2008 | post #119)

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Man Got 13-Year-Old Pregnant KOKOMO, Ind. -- A Kokomo man has been arrested after police said a paternity test showed he fathered a child with a then-13-year-old girl. Curtis D. Belt Jr., 28, was arrested Thursday night after an investigation that began last month, Kokomo police said. That's when the Department of Child Services reported that a 14-year-old Kokomo girl had given birth to a child in May. Investigators said the girl had become pregnant when she was 13 years old. A paternity test later confirmed Belt was the father, police said. Belt is preliminarily charged with felony child molesting and felony sexual misconduct with a minor. Belt was being held in the Howard County Jail on $25,000 bond.  (Jul 25, 2008 | post #118)

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'Embarrassed' girl, 9, gets court protection in New Zealand to change her name from 'Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii' A young girl has been made a ward of court in New Zealand so her name could be changed from Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. Family Court Judge Rob Murfitt cited a list of unfortunate names that he said were embarrassing or made children seem foolish among their peers. Some names, including Fish and Chips (twins), Yeah Detroit, Stallion, Twisty Poi, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit, were blocked by registration officials, he said. But others were allowed, including Number 16 Bus Shelter, Midnight Chardonnay, Benson and Hedges (twins) "and tragically, Violence," the judge said. The names were mentioned in Murfitt's decision on a custody battle over the 9-year-old girl from the North Island town of Hawera, who was so embarrassed at the name her parents had given her - Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii - that she never told her closest friends what it was. She told people her name was "K" because she feared being "mocked and teased," the girl's lawyer, Colleen MacLeod, told the court. "The court is profoundly concerned about the very poor judgment which this child's parents have shown in choosing this name," Murfitt wrote. "It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily. " Murfitt ordered that the court take custody of her until the name could be formally changed, which has since occurred and the custody dispute settled, Family Court Manager Midge Shaw said Thursday. The new name was not made public to protect the girl's privacy. The ruling was handed down in February in the city of New Plymouth on the North Island, but only came to light on Thursday when it was published in the New Zealand Law Reports. Brian Clarke, the registrar general of Births, Deaths and Marriages, said New Zealand law does not allow names that would cause offense to a reasonable person, that are 100 characters or more long, that include titles or military rank or that include punctuation marks or numerals. He said officials usually talked to parents who proposed unusual names to convince them about the potential for embarrassment. "Often when we explain the situation to parents we can agree on an acceptable name to register," he said. http://www.thisisl ondon.co.uk/news/a rticle-23520417-de tails/'Embarrassed '+girl,+9,+gets+co urt+protection+in+ New+Zealand+to+cha nge+her+name+from+ 'Talula+Does+The+H ula+From+Hawaii'/a rticle.do  (Jul 24, 2008 | post #35)

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Woman Fatally Stabbed, Husband, Infant Daughter Missing Husband Described As 'Person Of Interest' CICERO, Ill. - A 21-year-old woman was found fatally stabbed in her home by concerned neighbors Wednesday evening in west suburban Cicero. The woman's infant daughter and her husband are missing, and police are classifying him as a "person of interest." Yesenia Villalba-Honorato, of Cicero, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:06 p.m., according to a Cook County Medical ExaminerÂ’s office spokesman, who said Villalba-Honorato was apparently a stabbing victim. Concerned neighbors said they had not seen or heard from Villalba-Honorato in some time and entered the home to check on her about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when they found her body with multiple puncture wounds in a bathroom, Cicero town spokesman Dan Proft said. The woman's husband, Mario Puente, and her 11-month-old daughter are missing, according to Proft, who said Puente has been named as a "person of interest" in the case. Proft said an Amber Alert for the child will be issued later Wednesday night. http://www.msnbc.m sn.com/id/25712480 /  (Jul 18, 2008 | post #117)

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Body at home of woman who claimed baby buy Woman tells Pa. cops she paid $1,000 for infant after befriending mother PITTSBURGH - A body was found Friday with its hands bound in the apartment of a Pittsburgh-area woman who arrived at a hospital with a newborn she falsely claimed was her own, authorities said. The body was found in the Wilkinsburg home of 38-year-old Andrea Curry-Demus, police said. Authorities did not say whether the body was male or female. Curry-Demus showed up at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh on Thursday with a newborn whose umbilical cord was still attached. Tests later determined it was not hers; Curry-Demus was in the county jail on a child endangerment charge. Curry-Demus said she bought the baby for $1,000 after befriending a pregnant woman, police said. In 1991 she pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and received 10 years' probation after stabbing a woman in a suspected plot to steal the woman's infant. The baby will remain at West Penn Hospital until authorities determine who the mother is, police said. http://www.msnbc.m sn.com/id/25738976 /&GT1=43001  (Jul 18, 2008 | post #116)

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Man charged with trying to smuggle drugs into prison in shoe

what a retard! Was it his first time going in seeing someone? HERE'S YOUR SIGN that would be a good one for Bill  (Jun 19, 2008 | post #3)

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Three IMPD police officers arrested for dealing drugs

This shows you you shouldn't trust anyone anymore.  (Jun 19, 2008 | post #2)

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Corporate mistake leads to $3.09 gas

I've done that before. And I don't do well my sanity isn't all that great with other people's kids. Mainly b/c they are raised differently then what I teach my kids, and some are not being raised at all. And/or the parents are short with the payment or dont have it at all or they show up late. There isn't much I can do with that. And I dont feel comfortable with kids in my house that I dont know. But I have watched children in the family (I have 9 nephews and neices,married side). I tell my sister-in-laws that if they did't like the way I raise my kids dont bring yours over b/c they will be treated and punished the same way mine are. That worked out, but since they were family I really couldn't charge them that much b/c they could barely afford daycare that was the reason why I was there for them. My sister in law has two kids that she sends to day care for over 200 dollars a week and they are only there for 3 days a week b/c she is off two days out of the week so I usually watch them on sundays and her dad watches them on saturday. I do it for free but she does help when we need money or food. So it is kinda like dont pay now pay later when we need. B/c she is a single mother of two and she works as a waitress so she needs all the money she can get. Being a waitress now a days isn't very good any more, if you know what I mean. But any way that is why I can't babysit for others specaily for strangers. It's weird I know. but I rather be safe then sorry if something I do doesn't fit with the kids parents. It is easier just to watch family members kids. B/c you know how they work with their kids and everything.  (Jun 18, 2008 | post #85)

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Corporate mistake leads to $3.09 gas

Agreed! I'm a stay at home mother of 2 little ones under the age of 3. My husband works on semis (mechanic). He's job is looking at lay offs in the next month. We only have 1 car (2 door car at that). We can't even fill up week to week. I can't remember the last time we had a full tank of gas. We never go out to eat and we can't see our parents now because of the gas. My grandfather isn't going to be living that much longer and I can't even go down and see him (they live 3 hours away from me). My father only lives 30 mins away from us (same as his father) and we maybe see our fathers 1 a month if that. It is sad when we got our car in 2004 it took 17 dollars to fill our tank up, and now it would take over 50 dollars. He works not even 8 miles away from were we live (in an apartment). The sad thing is is that my husband actually has a good paying job and we have enough just to get by week from week. I'm getting tired of living pay check to pay check. I've been looking for a job and since I have been a stay at home mother for the past 3 years it is hard to find a job because of the big gap from my last job. Which was about 4 years ago, when it was fine to be a stay at home mom. This is just sick the way gas has gone up!  (Jun 17, 2008 | post #83)

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