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State of Wisconsin v. Lamont Donnell Sholar

In late September 2011, Sholar and his life-long
friend, Shawnrell Simmons, were arrested after two victims, E.C.
and S.G., separately reported to police that they had been
victims of sex trafficking by Sholar (and that other girls had
been trafficked by Simmons) out of several motel rooms near the
Milwaukee airport, including the Econolodge on 13th Street. The
State... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. RYAN BARNHARDT Barnhardt Sentenced to 205 Years in Prison

Ryan Barnhardt appeals from the judgment and sentence entered following
his convictions on ten counts of sexual abuse, which the State brought against him
after five children alleged that Barnhardt had engaged in sex acts with them.
I. Expert Witness Testimony.
Barnhardt first contends the district court erred by allowing testimony from
the State’s expert witness tha... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. BRANDON CHRISTIAN ELLIOTT

Brandon Elliott pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily injury, in violation of
Iowa Code section 708.2A(5) (2015). Elliott timely filed a motion in arrest of
judgment, seeking to withdraw his guilty plea on the ground his guilty plea was not
voluntary and lacked a factual basis. Specifically, Elliott contended he felt pressure
to plead guilty because he was going to be arre... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. PETER KELLY LONG Iowa Judicial Building

In 2010, a jury found Long guilty of sexual abuse in the third degree. Based
on prior convictions, Long qualified for a sentencing enhancement under Iowa
Code section 902.14(1)(c) (2010). Long was convicted of a class “A” felony and
sentenced to life in prison.
In January 2012, the State, through the Iowa Department of Corrections,
filed a restitution plan stating Lo... More...
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Tommy Dowdy and Sharon Morris-Dowdy v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

In 2014, Appellant Tommy Dowdy suffered a serious
injury to his left leg as the result of an automobile accident.
His leg was eventually amputated below the knee. Mr.
Dowdy and his wife, Sharon Morris-Dowdy, sought
accidental dismemberment benefits under an employee
welfare benefit plan governed by the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). Appellee
... More...
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ANTHONY DONTE RICHARDSON vs. STATE OF IOWA

Anthony Richardson appeals the denial of his application for postconviction
relief (PCR). In rejecting his claims of ineffective assistance of counsel, the district
court observed that Richardson received “a very beneficial plea” as a result of his
attorney’s negotiations with the prosecution. On appeal, Richardson insists his
attorney was ineffective in failing to secure Ric... More...
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STATE OF IOWA v.TIMOTHY ROGER SCHROEDER

At about 7:00 a.m. on January 9, 2015, Nicole Gray’s seventeen-year-old
neighbor entered Gray’s home to care for her pets while Gray and her children
were out of the country. The minor found Gray’s boyfriend, Dustin Wilder, lying
face down in a pool of blood in the kitchen and unresponsive.
Emergency response personnel were called and determined Wilder was
deceased. L... More...
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JARMALL KELLEY V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant Jarmall Kelley appeals his conviction by a Jefferson County jury of residential burglary, aggravated assault, theft by receiving, and interference with custody. On appeal, Kelley argues that the circuit court erred in denying his motions for directed verdict because the State failed to present sufficient evidence to support his conviction for aggravated assault.
We cannot reach the m... More...
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RALPH A. KING V. STATE OF ARKANSAS Arkansas Supreme Court

Appellant was arrested and charged with one count of rape, a Class Y felony. At
trial, the victim, J.D., stated that she is eight years old and in the second grade. She testified
that appellant is her “Papaw.” She explained that on November 12, 2016, she spent the
night at the home of her uncle, Josh King, with his daughter, R.K.; his wife, Leslie Huff;


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Leslie... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS DEXTER ALLEN

On July 30, 2015, a Jefferson Parish Grand Jury indicted defendant, Dexter
Allen, on two counts of second degree murder (counts one and two), violations of
La. R.S. 14:30.1, and 21 counts of simple burglary (counts five through 23), in
violation of La. R.S. 14:62.1 Defendant pled not guilty at his arraignment on
September 11, 2015. On October 11, 2016, the matter proceeded to... More...
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CHARLES W. GETTYS, JR. AND TAMMY ABIDE Vs. WILLIAM G. GETTYS, FLOELLEN SANCHEZ-RICKARD, VICTORIA FOGHT VIRGA AND MICHAEL VIRGA Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal

On December 15, 2004, the trial court signed a judgment of possession in
the Succession of Florence Schmit Gettys Sanchez, which awarded Plaintiffs
Appellees, Charles W. Gettys, Jr. (“Charles”) and Tammy Abide (“Tammy”)
(collectively “Plaintiffs-Appellees”) and Defendants-Appellants, William G.
Gettys (“William”), Floellen Sanchez-Rickard (“Floellen”), Victoria Foght Virga,
... More...
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United States of America v. Nicholas Alford District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, NE - Nebraska Man Sentenced To Prison For Producing Child Pornography

A Nebraska man was sentenced on May 17, 2018 to 15 years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for producing child pornography in 2015, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Kelly of the Distr... More...
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United States of America v. Mark Damon Dunn Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, MO - Springfield Man Sentenced for Enticing a Minor for Sex

A Springfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for attempting to entice a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity.

Mark Damon Dunn, 32, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips on May 16, 2018, to 12 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Dunn to... More...
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Leon Howell Couvillion v. The State of Texas Texas Court of Appeals, Ninth District

Deputy Magdalena Strong of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
testified that in March 2016, she responded to a 9-1-1 call at the home of Couvillion
and C.G. According to Strong, C.G. called 9-1-1 and reported that Couvillion had
pushed C.G. on the chest, and Strong observed red marks on C.G.’s neck. Strong
testified that C.G. was highly upset and initially resisted giving ... More...
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Robert Cor'Darius Taylor v. The State of Texas

The complainant is B.C.3 Taylor is B.C.’s paternal uncle.4 The charges of
aggravated sexual assault of a child arose out of two separate incidents which
occurred in the summer of 2007 at B.C.’s paternal grandmother’s home in
Montgomery County, Texas, when B.C. was approximately seven years old. B.C.
testified that these were not the only two incidents. B.C. could not recall whe... More...
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Rodney Sanchez Lopez v. The State of Texas Texas Eighth District Court of Appeals

Lopez was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin (four grams or more, but
less than 200 grams).1 A jury found him guilty and Lopez was sentenced to fifteen years’
imprisonment. Lopez appeals his conviction based on the trial court’s denial of his (1) motion for
continuance of the trial, and (2) motion to suppress.
The Stop
On July 19, 2013, Trooper John Da... More...
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Roxanna April Reyes v. The State of Texas

When Appellant was placed on community supervision, she agreed to abide by the
standard conditions of community supervision. Some of those conditions included that
she commit no new offenses, avoid alcoholic beverages, timely notify her supervision
officer of any arrests or criminal charges, and more specifically, that she “be home each
night not later than 10:00 PM and remain... More...
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Rachael Denhollander, et al. v. Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, et al.

Grand Rapids, MI - Three Hundred Sixty Former Gymnasts Settled Sexually Abuse Claims for $500 Million.

Rachael Denhollander, et al. sued Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, et al. on negligence theories claiming that they were sexually assaulted and abused by Dr. Larry Nassar.

Nassar pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve what amounted to life in prison.
... More...
   $500000000 (05-17-2018 - MI)

Edward Tobey v. Brenda Chibucos and Mary Stanton Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

One man’s extradition is another
man’s “kidnapping.” Edward Tobey, the plaintiff here, has
three state-court convictions (one in Illinois and two in Florida)
for possession of child pornography. Tobey also has a penchant
for resisting the conditions of probation placed upon him
2 Nos. 16-3927 & 16-4037
by courts and by his probation officer. In 2013, his tussles with
th... More...
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United States of America v. Ruslans Bondars Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Cyber-Criminal Residing in Latvia Convicted for Role in Operation of Counter Antivirus Service “Scan4you”
Criminal Service Helped Hackers Evade Defenses of U.S. Businesses

A federal jury on May 16, 2018 convicted a Latvian “non-citizen,” meaning a citizen of the former USSR who had been residing in Riga, Latvia, of three counts related to his operation of “Scan4you,” a... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - VA)

United States of America v. Daniel Stephen Johnson District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Oregon Missionary Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Six Cambodian Children at Orphanage

A Coos Bay, Oregon man, who was a Christian missionary running an orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, was found guilty by a federal jury of six counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place, traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and aggravated sexu... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - OR)

United States of America v. Noel A. McFadden Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Retired Tulsa Police Officer Sentenced to 30 Years' In Prison For Sexual Exploitation

The United States of American charged Noel A. McFadden, age 71, with:

Count: 1 Citation: 18:2251.F Offense Level: 4
18:2251(a) and 2251(e): Sexual Exploitation of a Child
Count: 2 Citation: 18:2422.F Offense Level: 4
18:2422(b): Enticement
Count:... More...
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Charles E. Yeager v. Peter Holt

Defendants Peter Holt, Holt Law Firm, and Bethany Holt (collectively Holt,
except as noted) appeal from an order denying their special motion to strike (also known
as an anti-SLAPP--Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation--motion).1
Peter Holt
and his law firm briefly represented Charles E. and Victoria Yeager (collectively Yeager,
except as noted) and successfully sued... More...
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James Henry Johnson v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Seventh District of Texas at Amarillo

Appellant, James Henry Johnson, was placed on community supervision in May
of 2016, for a period of ten years for the offenses of aggravated assault of a public servant
with a deadly weapon (count 1) and evading arrest with a motor vehicle (count 2).
Appellant’s terms and conditions of community supervision required him to reside at the
33rd and 424th Judicial District Interme... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TX)

Allan McDowell v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

At trial, the State offered appellant’s written and signed plea of true and stipulation of
evidence to the allegations in the State’s motion to proceed to an adjudication of guilt on the first
robbery as well as appellant’s written and signed judicial confession and stipulation of evidence
to the second robbery allegation. The State asked the trial court to take judicial notice of ... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TX)

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