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United States of America v. Justin Grant Crain Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - El Dorado, Arkansas

El Dorado, AR - Former Sheriff's Deputy Sentenced To Over 12 Years in Federal Prison For Receiving Child Pornography

Justin Grant Crain, age 38, of El Dorado, Arkansas was sentenced February 15, 2018 to 148 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release on one count of knowing receipt of child pornography. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing ... More...
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United States of America v. Joel Allen Corder Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs

Davenport, IA - Mt. Pleasant Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Child Pornography

On February 14, 2018, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Joel Allen Corder, age 45, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, to 180 months in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Corder was ordered to serve five years of s... More...
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United States of America v. Travis Daniel Counsell Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Meth Dealer Who Possessed Firearms to Serve 15 Years in Federal Prison

A man who possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and who possessed several firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking crime, including an AR-15 rifle, was sentenced February 12, 2018, to 15 years in federal prison.

Travis Daniel Counsell, 48, from Rockford, Iowa, receiv... More...
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State of Florida v. Nikolas Jacob Cruz Broward County Courthouse - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Nikolas Cruz Charged With 17 Counts of Capital Murder

Court Docket:

Broward County Case Number: 18001958CF10A
State Reporting Number: 062018CF001958A88810
Court Type: Capital Homicide
Case Type: Capital Homicide - Report Purposes
Filing Date: 02/15/2018
Case Status: Pending
Court Location: Central Courthouse
Judge ID / Name: Scher... More...
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Tulsa, OK - Broken Arrow Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Noel McFadden, 71, of Broken Arrow, pleaded guilty before Chief United States District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell to one count of sexual exploitation of a child.

According to admissions made in connection with the plea agreement, in April 2017, McFadden knowingly coerced a minor under the age of 12 to t... More...
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United States of America v. Christian Clews Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego - Rancher Sentenced for Possession of Child Porn Involving Dogs

Christian Clews, the operator of a Carmel Valley horse ranch, was sentenced in federal court today to 210 months in prison for possessing and distributing photographs and videos that depicted children engaged in sexually explicit activity with adults and dogs.

Clews, who pleaded guilty in July but remained ... More...
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United States of America v. City and County of Honolulu Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Justice Department Reaches Settlement with the City and County of Honolulu and All Island Automotive Towing for Illegally Auctioning Servicemembers’ Cars

The Justice Department today announced it has reached an agreement with the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii (Honolulu or the City) and its contracted towing company, All Island Automotive Towing (All Island Towing), to... More...
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United States of America v. Chaka LeChar Castro and Juan Olaya Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

In December 2014, a string of home invasions struck Dallas,
Texas. Law enforcement focused their investigation on Chaka Castro and Juan Fernando Olaya.
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No. 17-1590 United States v. Castro, et al. Page 2
Texas courts issued warrants to search their phones. Consistent with the warrants, state officers
conducted detailed searches of Castro’s phones and a cursory search of Olaya’... More...
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Daniel Thomas, et al. v. Nationwide Children's Hospital, at at. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Medical personnel treated three infants, between 19-days old
and six-months old, in the emergency room of Nationwide Children’s Hospital for serious
injuries, including skull fractures and a broken leg. Nationwide’s physicians suspected child
abuse, and they conducted x-rays, a CT scan, and blood testing to identify additional injuries,
after which they alerted Franklin County Chil... More...
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J.H. v. The Superior Court of San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Service, Real Party in Interest

In People v. Sanchez (2016) 63 Cal.4th 665 (Sanchez),
our Supreme Court clarified the test for admitting expert opinion
testimony. Although Sanchez was a criminal case, its limitations
extend beyond the scope of criminal law: to proceedings under
the Sexually Violent Predator Act (People v. Burroughs (2016) 6
Cal.App.5th 378), to conservatorship proceedings
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(Conserva... More...
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United States of America v. Rosa Nevarez-Fallad Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Mexican Woman Sentenced to Prison for Using a Fraudulent Social Security Card to Get a Job

A Mexican woman who aided and abetted her husband in absconding from justice in Nebraska and assumed a new identity in Iowa was sentenced on February 14, 2018, to three months in federal prison.

Rosa Nevarez-Fallad, age 60, a citizen of Mexico and lawful permanent residen... More...
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United States of America v. Matthew Vance Query and Ronald William Frank Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Two Men Sentenced To Federal Prison For Meth-Distribution Conspiracy

Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.

Matthew Vance Query, age 34, of Mason City, Iowa, received his prison term after an August 10, 2017, guilty plea; and Ronald William Frank, age 31, of Mason City, Iowa, received his pris... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Jacob Patrick Krafft Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Jacob Patrick Krafft with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 10/21/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
KRAFFT, JACOB PATRICK
Docket
Date Code Description Count Party Amount
10-31-2016 TEXT

CRIMINAL FELONY INITIAL FILING.
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Adaline Rose Werthwein v. Craig Edward Workman Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This is a dispute over the name change of a minor. The minor’s mother, Adaline Werthwein, contends that the trial court abused its discretion by granting the request of the father, Craig Workman, to change the last name of their two-year-old son (pseudonymously referred to as “Michael”) from Werthwein to
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Workman without legally or factually sufficient evidence that the name change was in... More...
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Maranda Lynn O'Donnell v. Harris County, Texas, et al. Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Maranda ODonnell and other plaintiffs (collectively, “ODonnell”) brought a class action suit against Harris County, Texas, and a number of its officials—including County Judges,1 Hearing Officers, and the Sheriff (collectively, the “County”)—under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. ODonnell alleged the County’s system of setting bail for indigent misdemeanor arrestees violated Texas statutory and constitutional la... More...   $0 (02-15-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Bret Broussard Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

Bret Broussard pled guilty to violating 18 U.S.C. § 242, which is the offense of depriving another of his rights while acting under color of law. Broussard, while serving as a lieutenant in a Louisiana Sheriff’s Office, had failed to intervene while a prisoner in a parish jail was beaten by other officers. On appeal, Broussard argues that his guilty plea was invalid and that his sentence was proce... More...   $0 (02-15-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Robert Warren Scully Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

Appellant Robert Warren Scully was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and aiding and abetting a wire fraud scheme. 18 U.S.C. §§ 371, 1343, 1349. The district court later granted the Government’s motion to restrain Scully’s assets to preserve them for restitution and forfeiture. Scully was then sentenced and ordered to pay $1,206,539.94 in restitu... More...   $0 (02-15-2018 - TX)

State of Florida v. Donald Smith Duval County Courthouse - Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, FL - Jury Convicts Defendant In 14 Minute on Murder and Rape Charges

The State of Florida charged Donald Smith, age 61, with kidnap, sexual battery and first-degree murder in the kiddnapping, raping and murdering of Cherish Perrywinkle, age 8.

The State charged that Smith introduced himself as a good Samaritan to the mother of the child at a Wal-Mart Store and offer... More...
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San Francisco Apartment Association v. City and County of San Francisco

To reduce the number of no-fault evictions of families with children and educators
during the school year, the City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco
Board of Supervisors (collectively, the City) barred such evictions. The trial court
concluded state law preempted this ordinance and the City appeals. We agree with the
City that the ordinance is not preempted, and re... More...
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United States of America v. Misty Dawn Baisden Southern District of West Virginia Federal Courthouse - Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Mingo County woman sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of a minor

A Mingo County woman was sentenced February 13, 2018 to six years in federal prison, to be followed by 20 years of supervised release, for a sex trafficking crime involving a minor. Misty Dawn Baisden, 40, of Delbarton, previously pled guilty to conspiracy to engage in se... More...
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E.W. v. Rosemary Dolgos and WICOMICO County Sheriff's Department District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This matter involves a school resource officer’s decision to handcuff a calm, compliant elementary school student for fighting with another student three days prior. The child brought a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for excessive use of force in violation of the Fourth Amendment and several state law claims. On a motion for summary judgment, the district court concluded that the officer’s conduct d... More...   $0 (02-14-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Ronald Miltier Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

A federal jury convicted Ronald Miltier of seven counts of receipt of child
pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(2)(A) and one count of possession of
child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(5)(B). On appeal, Miltier argues
that the district court erred in denying his motion for judgment of acquittal based on
insufficient evidence that he knowingly receive... More...
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State of Florida v. Sanel Saint Simon Orange County Courthouse - Orlando, Florida

Orlando, FL - Jury Finds Defendant Guilty of Killing Girlfriend's Daughter


The State of Florida charged Sanel Saint Simon with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and false statements to law enforcement in the murder in 2014 of Alexandria Chery.

The victim was Simon's girlfriend's daughter.

The State produced evidence that Simon borrowed his uncle's car to ... More...
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State of Ohio v. Christopher Whitaker Cuyahoga County Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - The State of Ohio charged Christopher Whitaker with aggravated murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges in the death of Alianna Defreeze, age 14.

Whitaker admitted that he committed the crimes.

Charges:

INDICT
2903.01.B
AGGRAVATED MURDER

INDICT
2903.01.B
AGGRAVATED MURDER

INDICT
2903.01.B
AGGRAVATED MURDER... More...
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S.H. v. Campbell County School District, et al. Albany County Courthouse - Laramie, Wyoming

[¶1] SH received special education services at the Campbell County School District (School District) in accordance with an Individual Education Plan (IEP), pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. She was injured when she slipped and fell on the school playground, and she filed a complaint against the School District to recover damages for her injuries. SH claimed that ... More...   $0 (02-13-2018 - WY)

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