R&B Crooner Pleasure P is a child molester
Pleasure P, former lead singer of the R&B group Pretty Ricky, is facing allegations that he is a child molester.
All hell broke loose on Twitter Wednesday afternoon as an assistant to the lawyer who represented the “Under” crooner in a child rape case in Florida came forward with threats to expose documentation revealing that the star — whose real name is Marcus Cooper — had sexual contact with several children in his own family during his tenure with the band.
In 2004, a relative of Pleasure P’s filed criminal charges after she learned that the singer had been molesting his niece and nephew.
The accusations created discord amongst the group’s members which led them to distance themselves from Pleasure P, which led to his being kicked out of the group.
According to reports, the singer accepted a plea bargain from Broward County prosecutors in 2006, which required him to pay a “substantial” settlement in order to have the court records sealed.
Man fondles teen. Man says he was checking for breast cancer. Man gets arrested
A man accused of repeatedly fondling a 15-year-old girl’s breasts said he did so because he was checking her for breast cancer.
Vernon Leroy Eveland, 41, has been charged with a sex offense against a child, fondling a victim younger than 16 years old and lewd and lascivious exhibition. The incidents occurred between December 2008 and February 2009. The girl reportedly told investigators that the Fort Walton Beach man had grabbed her breasts and exposed himself to her many times during that time frame. She said Eveland told her that he was checking her for breast cancer, according to reports.
She said on one occasion Eveland threatened to rape her. She said he had unzipped his pants, but did not go any further because someone interrupted him and confronted him.
Eveland told investigators he was on a three-day drinking binge and does not recall events from that night, the report states. Eveland said he has apologized to the girl.
He also said the breast cancer examinations were visual only, and said he never touched the girl. The girl was 14 at the time.
Facebook and MySpace boot sex offenders, hand over info to police
In a major crackdown on Internet predators, more than 3,500 convicted New York sex fiends have been booted from two online social networking sites, sources told the Daily News.
The pervs were kicked off Facebook and MySpace in the first sweep of registered sex offenders under the Electronic Security and Targeting of Online Predators Act (e-STOP), a 2008 law Attorney General Andrew Cuomo aggressively pushed.
“This should really be a wakeup call for everybody, whether it’s parents watching what their kids do online, and all the law enforcement groups and authorities, and the sites themselves,” one source familiar of the mass Facebook and MySpace purges said.
Laura Ahearn, executive director of Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center, said the fact thousands of offenders were dumped proves the law is working.
“Before e-STOP sexual predators freely lurked in social networking sites trolling for innocent victims,” she said.
“With e-STOP, Attorney General Cuomo has sent a clear message that there is a new sheriff in the cyberworld protecting our most vulnerable.”
Police shooter, Maurice Clemmons, dead
Seattle police have shot and killed the man suspected of gunning down four police officers in Lakewood, a suburb 35 miles south of the city, on Sunday.
Police tracked Maurice Clemmons down early today after acting on leads about his possible acquaintances. “We knew the noose was tightening,” a police spokesman tells the Tacoma News-Tribune. “Seattle police made contact with him, and he was shot and killed.”
Clemmons was confronted by officers in a Seattle street at 2:40am and was shot when he challenged them, according to a law enforcement source. Police say Clemmons had received help from family and friends since Sunday’s shooting and have detained a sister of his who they believe treated a gunshot wound he received from one of the dying officers, MSNBC reports.
California teens arrested after posting beating on YouTube
Two middle-school girls were arrested after they filmed an assault on a classmate in Benicia (CA) and posted it on YouTube, police said Monday.
The girls, ages 12 and 14, attacked their 13-year-old classmate at Benicia Middle School twice because they believed she had been making disparaging comments about them, police Lt. Mike Daley said.
The first incident, which one of the girls recorded with a cell phone, happened about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on the field at Robert Semple Elementary School, police said. The second attack happened at 4:45 p.m. Saturday.
In both cases, the suspects lured the girl to the field by telling her that they had some belongings of hers that they wanted to return, Daley said.
During both incidents, the girls hit the victim in her head, pulled her to the ground and yanked her hair, police said.
The victim suffered minor injuries to her neck and head. Police reviewed the video of the first attack. YouTube has since removed it at the department’s request, Daley said.
Police looking for Maurice Clemmons (Seattle), suspect in police shooting
The suspect in the fatal shooting of four police officers kept authorities at bay early Monday — seven hours after a massive manhunt tracked him to a house in an east Seattle neighborhood.
Authorities had been looking for Maurice Clemmons in connection with an “ambush” Sunday morning at a coffee shop near Tacoma in Pierce County. Four officers — three males, one female — died in the attack.
Authorities identified the victims as Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39; Officer Ronald Owens, 37; Officer Tina Griswold, 40; and Officer Greg Richards, 42. All four had been with the department since its inception, and all of them were parents.
Witnesses told police they had seen Clemmons struck in the leg by a bullet while he struggled with an officer during the attack.
Early Monday, authorities started identifying Clemmons as a suspect, rather than as someone wanted for questioning.
Police were not looking for anyone else, but had arrested several people who had “helped” Clemmons, said Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer.
The night before the shootings, Clemmons had threatened to kill police officers, but witnesses did not report those threats till after the slayings, Troyer told “Good Morning America.”
About 8 p.m. Sunday, police received word that Clemmons had holed up in a home in the Leschi neighborhood.
Police blocked off streets and asked residents to stay inside with their doors locked.
Not knowing the extent of Clemmons’ wounds, paramedics stood by to assess his condition once the standoff ended.
At 4:30 a.m., police were preparing to send a robot door-to-door in the cluster of residences that make up the property where Clemmons is believed to be hiding, said Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel.
Repeated attempts to make contact with Clemmons were unsuccessful, he said.
Clemmons is a convicted criminal with a long rap sheet who had a 95-year prison sentence commuted in 2000 by then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, said Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer.
Gunman kills 4 cops in Washington cafe
Four Washington police officers were killed this morning at a Parkland-area coffee shop, and dozens of investigators backed by search dogs and a helicopter were hunting for their killer.
Witnesses described the killer as a black man, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9, in his 20s or 30s, with scruffy facial hair and wearing a black coat and blue jeans.
He walked into the Forza coffee shop at 11401 S. Steele Street about 8:30 a.m. and opened fire on the four officers, who were at a table doing pre-shift paperwork.
The man then fled southbound on foot.
The officers – three men and one woman – all worked for the Lakewood Police Department. All were in uniform. Their families have been notified, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
“This was an execution, no doubt,” Troyer said. “This was a targeted attack.”
The Sheriff’s Department will be the lead investigating agency on the homicides.
Investigators don’t know what kind of weapon was used or how many shots were fired. It’s not known whether any of the officers were able to fire back, Troyer said.
Troyer said if anyone sees police activity, to stay away.
Law enforcements from all over the region have responded to the scene.
The Sheriff’s Department is in the process of notifying next of kin and coworkers.
“We are having a lot of colleagues wake up to this news,” Troyer said.
The gunman opened fire with a handgun. The baristas and two customers inside were not injured.
Help police find asshole who shot family on Thanksgiving
Police near Jupiter, Florida are seeking a man accused of gunning down four relatives at a family Thanksgiving gathering yesterday, including a six year old girl. Paul Michael Merhige, 35, is believed to be armed and dangerous after the shooting deaths of four female relatives.
Makayla Sitton, 6, Carla and Lisa Merhige, 33, and Raymonde Joseph, 76,were killed in the rampage. Merhige’s brother-in-law, Patrick McKnight, was also injured, but survived. Police have cited “resentment” as a reason behind the shootings:
“We know the suspect had an ongoing resentment toward family members and at some point in the evening left the residence for a short period of time, then returned and started shooting without warning,” Police Sgt. Scott Pascarella told ABCNews.com.
Jim Sitton, Makayla’s father, says his daughter was shot in her bed as she slept. The suspect fled the scene, and police have released this identifying information in the hunt for Paul Merhige:
Suspect Paul Michael Merhige, 35, is believed to be driving a 4-door blue 2007 Toyota Camry with Florida license plate W42 7JT, according to Jupiter Police Sgt. Scott Pascarella. Merhige’s last known address is 10301 SW 88th Avenue, Miami.