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York County man arrested on child pornography charges – Story …

– A 77-year-old York County man has been arrested on child pornography charges, according to the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office. 

Bradford Charles Brasel of Clover, SC, was arrested on Jan. 9 after Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the York County Sheriff’s Office received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Brasel.

Investigators say Brasel distributed files of child pornography. He faces up to 100 years in prison for the ten counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in the third degree that he has been charged with.

The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office. Attorney General Wilson stressed all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.

Read more at: http://www.fox46charlotte.com/news/local-news/york-county-man-arrested-on-child-pornography-charges

‘It’s very hard to tell your story:’ Woman who accused Memphis pastor of sexual assault tells her story


Controversy surrounds Pastor Andy Savage at the prominent Highpoint Church in East Memphis, after a woman claims he sexually assaulted her two decades ago.

Saturday night, WMC Action News 5 spoke exclusively to that accuser who is now sharing her story.

When Jules Woodson was a high school senior in Woodlands, Texas, she claims a minister she trusted changed her life forever.

“I was sexually assaulted by my youth minister when I was 17 years old,” Woodson said.

For the first time, Woodson is speaking publicly–exclusively with WMC Action News 5–about alleged sexual misconduct she claims happened at the hands of current Highpoint Minister Andy Savage, when he was in his early 20’s. 

“This is something I’ve struggled with all my life,” Woodson said.

Woodson said Savage drove her home after a church event in 1998. She said he took her

Read more at: http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/37208415/its-very-hard-to-tell-your-story-woman-who-accused-memphis-pastor-of-sexual-assault-tells-her-story

Missing 24-year-old man last seen on Near North Side – Story | WFLD

– A man reported missing by police was last seen Thursday on the Near North Side.

Rayon Walton, 24, was last seen in the 800 block of North Wells, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

He was wearing only a hooded sweatshirt and pants, police said. Walton is described as black, 5-foot-8 and 140 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion.

Anyone with information was asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

Read more at: http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/missing-24-year-old-man-last-seen-on-near-north-side

The New Yorker’s Serial-Killer Detector Story Was Fascinating. Here’s How to Best Use That Data.

The story also inspired us to check out his data. Hargrove collected as much homicide data as was available online by downloading the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Report data from 1976–2015. He then went the extra mile to obtain additional and (until then) generally unavailable data from Alabama, Florida, Illinois, and D.C. He used unknown offender sex as a proxy for unsolved case and grouped these cases by geographic area (county or metro area), weapon, and sex. Such cases are unfortunately not uncommon, especially if the victims are women. (There are also cases of multiple homicides of young men and unknown offenders, but data suggests that women are more likely to be targeted by serial killers.) Studying these individual groups, he found that he was able to find cases of suspected serial homicides, with young women as victims and unknown offenders, and this is what led to the discovery of the

Read more at: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/12/the_data_behind_the_serial_killer_detector_has_some_small_issues.html

‘My Brother’s Keeper’: The story of how one man fought to bring his brother’s killers to justice

Ted Kergan would stop at nothing to bring his brother’s killers to justice.

It took him almost 30 years and $1 million, but Kergan finally saw to it that the two killers ended up behind bars.

Now Kergan’s story is being told in “My Brother’s Keeper: A Thirty-Year Quest to Bring Two Killers to Justice,” a book written by first-time author Chris Russo Blackwood.

“It was a terrifying, horrific experience to go through,” said Kergen of his brother’s case that started so many years ago. “I had a really bad feeling right up front and started to prepare myself for the worst-case scenario.”

In the book, Blackwood recounts the story that began in 1984 when Gary Kergan disappeared. He was last seen at a Baton Rouge strip club called The Night Spot with a dancer/prostitute known as Erika. In reality, her name was Leila Mulla. Eventually, she and her companion, Ronald Dunnagan, were arrested

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/article_49befc6e-ce3e-11e7-9fac-43b42b347cf6.html

Police: Man with dementia missing from West Englewood – Story …

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man with dementia missing from the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side since Friday.

Tommie Hall, 65, who lives in the 6600 block of South Wolcott, was last seen near West 55th Street and South Damen Avenue, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

He has dementia, but knows his last name, police said.

Hall is described as a 178-pound, 6-foot-3, bald, black man with brown eyes and a light complexion, police said. He was wearing blue jeans and a blue T-shirt with the phrase, “No problem, my God is bigger than you.” Under his T-shirt is a gray sweater.

Anyone with information on Hall’s whereabouts is asked to contact Area South detectives at (312) 747-8274.

Read more at: http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/police-man-with-dementia-missing-from-west-englewood

Chicago police search for missing 15-year-old girl – Story | WFLD

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) – A 15-year-old girl was reported missing Sunday from the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side.

Calista Ortiz was last seen about 4 a.m. in the 7300 block of North Ridge, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Ortiz was described as a Hispanic girl with a light complexion, about 5-foot-6 and 145 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, police said. She was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt with koala ears on the hood, green sweatpants and white Jordan gym shoes. She was carrying a black pack with a Jamaican flag on it.

Anyone with information was asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8266.

Read more at: http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/chicago-police-search-for-missing-15-year-old-girl

The Story Behind ‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’ And The Madness Of Jim Carrey’s Method

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Graeme Macrae Burnet’s multilayered, clever crime story

The epigraph to Graeme Macrae Burnet’s third novel, The Accident on the A35 (Saraband, £12.99) – “What I have written is false. True. Neither true nor false” – could serve equally well for any work of fiction, but Sartre’s words are especially germane to what might be called Burnet’s metafictional method. His Bloody Project, shortlisted for the 2016 Booker Prize, was presented, Defoe-like, as a set of found documents, including a memoir written by an accused murderer in 1869 and an account of his trial, with an introduction by Burnet.

The Accident on the A35 brings us the recently discovered second novel by Raymond Brunet, the French author and suicide whose first work, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau, was similarly translated and introduced by Graeme Macrae Burnet. An afterword commends the astute marketing of the original French edition, speculates on the autobiographical nature of the tale and even samples

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/graeme-macrae-burnet-s-multilayered-clever-crime-story-1.3270236

Heartbreaking Story Of Parents Who Thought Their Daughter Was Missing Only To Find Out She Died Eight Years Ago

It’s now being reported that Toaster was actually dead for years before her family was notified.

After not being satisfied with the original investigation, Toaster’s parents, Rosita and Johnny, contacted a national missing persons organization to help in the search for their daughter. They reported Crissita missing with local police three days after she was last seen and blanketed Detroit with missing person flyers.

It was after the organization did some digging that they found out Detroit police realized a woman matching Crissita’s description had actually been found dead years ago. Late last month, the couple was told their daughter’s body had been found just five months after she disappeared.

Apparently, Crissita was found dead in the Detroit River and, after failing to identify her for a year, city police buried her in a grave marked simply “Jane Doe 10-3047.” An autopsy was never carried out and a

Read more at: https://www.bet.com/news/national/2017/10/30/heartbreaking-story-of-parents-who-thought-their-daughter-was-mi.html