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Kansas City police accused of ignoring warnings about possible serial killer after Black woman escapes captor
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Kansas City police accused of ignoring warnings about possible serial killer after Black woman escapes captor

The Kansas City Police Department in Missouri is under scrutiny after a Black woman escaped her alleged captor, and at least two other Black women were found dead following warnings from the community about a possible serial killer on the loose. On Oct. 7, a 22-year-old Black woman, only identified by authorities as “TJ” to protect her identity, reportedly escaped from a house in Excelsior Springs, a suburb near Kansas City, and ran to a nearby house crying for help. The woman was allegedly kidnapped, raped, and whipped. She was restrained in shackles during her abduction, reported the Kansas City Defender. The victim said the man who kidnapped her also killed two of her friends. Kansas City police arrested 39-year-old Timothy Haslett, Jr. Haslett has been charged with first-degree ra...
Black woman says authorities mishandled rape case involving suspect accused of later murdering White woman
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Black woman says authorities mishandled rape case involving suspect accused of later murdering White woman

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday reportedly claims the teacher who was abducted while jogging in Tennessee and murdered could have been avoided if authorities properly investigated the alleged rape of a Black woman who accused the suspect involved in the other case. Alicia Franklin said she was raped last year by Cleotha Abston, the suspect accused of first-degree murder and kidnapping of Eliza Fletcher, reported WMC. The suspect is also named as Cleotha Henderson in other reports. Fletcher's case made national headlines after the Tennessee teacher was forced into a vehicle during an early morning jog near the University of Memphis. Franklin reportedly met Abston after a month of communicating on a dating app. They met at an apartment complex on Sept. 21, 2021 where Abston allege...
Former officer accused of framing Black teen for murder arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two women in Kansas
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Former officer accused of framing Black teen for murder arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two women in Kansas

A former police detective was reportedly arrested last week by federal agents on an indictment of six counts of alleged civil rights violations for allegedly sexual assaulting at least two women during his time in law enforcement with Kansas City, Kansas police. Roger Golubski 69, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Topeka, which led to his arrest. Golubski was a former captain of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department before he retired in 2010, reported KCUR. Golubski has been accused of preying on vulnerable Black women using his position in law enforcement during his time with Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. Golubski is also accused of framing a Black man when he was a teenager in the 1990s in connection with a murder case. The man served 24 years behind bars ...
Florida pastor arrested, allegedly caught with pants down with teen boy he met on Grindr
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Florida pastor arrested, allegedly caught with pants down with teen boy he met on Grindr

A Florida pastor was arrested after he was allegedly caught with his pants down with a 15-year-old boy inside of his car. Authorities were responding to a 9-1-1 call about loud music coming from a golf course in Palm Coast when a deputy saw a Toyota Camry parked near it. When the deputy approached the vehicle and flashed a light on it, the deputy noticed the vehicle shaking. The deputy saw the pastor, 48-year-old Alphonso Joseph, and the boy, pulling their pants up, according to Flagerlive.com. Deputies interviewed the two separately and discovered the boy was 15 years old and the two had talked on a popular app gay men frequent called Grindr before the pastor picked the boy up from his house. The app is intended for people who are at least 18 years old. Joseph reportedly told the de...
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Dozens of teen girls rescued from Nigerian “baby factory” where they were forced into prostitution to birth babies for sale

Nearly 3 dozen teenage girls in Southeastern Nigeria, including some who were pregnant, were rescued from a “baby factory” where the victims were forced into sex slavery to birth children sold on the black market. About 35 teen girls, 4 of whom were pregnant, were discovered in a hotel in the state of Anembra on Monday where they were forced to have sex and give up their children for sale. The girls who were rescued will reportedly be “rehabilitated.” It was unclear if or when the girls would be returned to their homes. The victims were expected to be immediately handed over to the local government. Three people have been arrested but the hotel owner is reportedly on the run. “Baby factories” are an underground operation that authorities have busted on multiple occasions throughout Ni...
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White man receives death penalty after murdering, sexually torturing Black teen daughter in North Carolina

The White father of a Black teenager girl in North Carolina was sentenced to death last week after he murdered and sexually tortured the girl and disposed of her body. The man reportedly subjected his 15-year-old daughter to physical and psychological sexual abuse for almost an entire day before cutting her throat. The girl was visiting her father for the weekend in 2019 when the crime happened. The father turned himself in to authorities after walking into a police station and confessing to the murder. He told police the body was still at the residence where the murder occurred. More about this despicable crime can be found here. Opinion: It’s unimaginable what this young woman endured at the hands of the person who is supposed to protect you. Advocating for the death penal...