Posted: February 5th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME!, News | Tags: australia, Community News, Crime, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Heroin Addiction, Melbourne, Supervised Injection Sites, Wiki | Comments Off on Welcome to Zombie Town, Melbourne’s Inner Urban Hell
The Melbourne inner-city suburb of Richmond is renowned for Victoria Street, the strip that helped popularise Asian food and culture in Australia’s most cosmopolitan city.
It is also a location in which the use and dealing of heroin has been concentrated for more than 2 decades, littered with syringes, dealers brazenly hawking their poison around the bustling food and grocery precinct, locals are out of patience.
However, those trying to cope with the ongoing drug epidemic are on the verge of seeking the State Governments go ahead for Melbourne’s first SIS, Safe Injecting Site.
In 2013, researchers from the respected Burnet Institute completed a study that pointed to an SIS as a relevant resolution to this appalling situation. The ‘North Richmond Public Injecting Impact Study’ was undertaken in collaboration with the Yarra Drug and Health Forum, City of Yarra and North Richmond Community Health Centre. The research suggested that setting up a facility offering 24-hour access to sterile injecting equipment would be one of the areas only hopes of quelling the ongoing “widespread, frequent and highly visible” illicit drug use :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 22nd, 2014 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: CRIME!, Crimes Against Women | Tags: Cassidy Wolf, Crime, Jared James Abrahams, Miss Teen USA | Comments Off on Sextortionist Pleads Guilty to Hacking Miss Teen USA
A US student has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for hacking the online accounts of Miss Teen USA and more than 100 other women in several countries and threatening to publish nude photos of them.
Jared James Abrahams surrendered in September to FBI agents probing so-called “sextortion” cases, in which he made demands in return for agreeing not to release the pictures. The investigation involved multiple victims in California, Canada, Moldova and Russia
20-year-old Abrahams, who hacked into as many as 150 online accounts and forced victims to engage in Skype sessions in which he convinced two teenagers to undress, made a plea deal with prosecutors in November.
Abrahams pleaded guilty to four counts – three of extortion and one of computer hacking – according to the US Attorney’s office in Los Angeles :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 25th, 2014 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: CRIME!, Crimes Against Women, Education | Tags: Birdhum District, Crime News, Eastern Tribal Region, Gang-rape, Indian Crimes Against Women, Indian Rape, Subalpur Rape, West Bengal | Comments Off on Indian Village Council Orders Gang-rape
A woman has been gang-raped by a dozen men on the orders of village officials in eastern India as punishment for apparently having an affair. The village council in West Bengal state ordered the penalty to be carried out after the 20-year-old woman was discovered with a man from another community, a senior police officer said.
The woman was gang-raped after her parents said they could not pay the fine imposed by the council for having the affair. Twelve people have been arrested over the attack.
The incident took place in Subalpur village, about 240 kilometres west of the state capital Kolkata, after the couple were discovered on Monday. The man apparently involved with the girl was freed after he agreed to pay the fine within a week. The woman was recovering from the attack in a hospital :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 16th, 2014 | Author: Jeune Cessez-Nuire | Filed under: CRIME!, Crimes Against Children | Tags: Crime News, Crimes Against Children, Jeune Cessez-Nuire, Run Fatboy Run, Sex Offender | Comments Off on Three Australians Arrested in Webcam Child Sex Ring
Three Australians were part of a webcam ring which allowed paedophiles to pay to watch children as young as six being sexually abused in the Philippines. The crime ring has been dismantled after an international joint investigation undertaken by the UK’s National Crime Agency, the Australian Federal Police and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 14th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: Cannibal Cop, Crime, Crime News, Gilberto Valle, Richard Meltz, Sergay Merenkov | Comments Off on Cannibal Cop Accomplice ‘Richard Meltz’ Fronts Court
A veterans hospital police official charged with conspiring to kidnap, torture and kill women as part of the so-called “cannibal cop” case is expected to plead guilty in New York this week, a court filing showed.
Richard Meltz, 65, of Nashua, New Hampshire, is set to enter a plea on Thursday, just weeks before he and two other accused co-conspirators are scheduled to go on trial.
The case grew out of an investigation into New York police officer Gilberto Valle, who was convicted last year of a plot to kidnap, cook and eat women. Meltz is charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
His attorney, Peter Brill, did not immediately respond to a request for comment :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 31st, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: CRIME!, Crimes Against Children, Education | Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, Italian Paedophile, Paedophile, Pietro Lamberti, Social Worker | Comments Off on Italian Court Overturns Paedophile Conviction Because Child was “IN LOVE”
Italy’s highest court has overturned the conviction of a 60-year-old man for having sex with an 11-year-old girl, because the verdict failed to take into account their “amorous relationship”. Pietro Lamberti, a social services worker in Catanzaro in southern Italy, was convicted in February 2011 and sentenced to five years in prison for sexual acts with a minor :: Read the full article »»»»