Sex Trafficker of Minors Sentenced to 32 Years in Federal Prison in Jackson Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. – Willie Charles Blackmon, Jr., 37, of Jackson, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to serve 384 months in federal prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for sex trafficking of minors, announced United States Attorney Mike Hurst and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze. Blackmon was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and register as a sex offender for life. Read More

California man arrested for alleged murder of 9-year-old found dead in duffel bag

A California man has been arrested for the alleged murder of a 9-year-old girl who was found dead inside a duffel bag, authorities said.

Emiel Hunt, 38, is believed to be the boyfriend of the mother of Trinity Love Jones, whose identity was confirmed Sunday after her body was found a week ago inside a duffel bag, said the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in a statement released Tuesday.

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2 ex-NYPD detectives won’t face rape charges after admitting to having sex with a teen

The case led to a new law that bans police from having sex with anyone in their custody. However, the officers who’s alleged conduct led to the creation of this law won’t be charged with rape.

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday in Kings County Supreme Court that prosecutors had dropped 43 charges, including all counts related to sex crimes, against two former NYPD detectives, Eddie Martins and Richard Hall. Chambers accused them of kidnapping her while they were on duty on Sept. 15, 2017, and forcing her to have sex in their unmarked patrol van.

 

Four US Navy sailors charged with sex crimes involving a minor in their barracks

The Sept. 19, 2017, incident allegedly occurred in the barracks of Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, the main sub base in the Pacific Northwest.

The alleged victim was reportedly less than 16-years-old but more than 12 and all the sailors were 3rd class petty officers assigned to submarine commands.

Investigators allege that the four sailors discussed having group sex with the girl at a smoke pit and then went to a barracks room where lewd acts occurred “with the door open, and with open recording of the group sex using photography and video equipment,” according to the charge sheets.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service began investigating the allegations after an anonymous tip reached Naval Base Kitsap authorities on Sept. 26, 2017, according to Cmdr. Michael Smith, a spokesman for Submarine Group 9.

How the girl got onto base will be determined by an ongoing investigation, NCIS spokesman Ed Buice added.

Article 32 hearings designed to sift through the evidence and determine whether the four sailors should go to court-martial were held this week.

Smith said that the hearing officer typically takes 10 days to make a recommendation on charges to the sub group’s commanding officer.

Unless a court-martial is convened, the names of the sailors will remain redacted on legal filings provided to Navy Times.

“The accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty,” Smith said.

One sailor assigned to the ballistic missile submarine Nebraska faces charges for failing to report the offense and for committing a sexual act upon a child between Sept. 19, 2017, and Sept. 21, 2017, as well as for letting a non-family member to stay in his room overnight, according to the sheets.

One sailor charged with producing child pornography is assigned to the submarine Henry M. Jackson, his charge sheets show.

Another sailor facing child pornography production charges serves in the Naval Submarine Support Center Bangor.

The fourth defendant is assigned to the Nebraska.

Cops arrest man who allegedly tried to rape mom pushing baby in stroller

Police arrested the shirtless man who allegedly tried to rape a young mom as she was pushing her baby in a stroller, police officials said Friday.

Cops busted Ernest Burkett, 35, on Wednesday night for the Sept. 4 attack, police said.

Burkett allegedly approached the 20-year-old woman with her child on the New England Thruway overpass at Steenwick Avenue in Eastchester shortly after 8 a.m., police said.

He allegedly forced the mother to the ground and pushed the stroller away from them, police said. He then fondled her breasts while trying to kiss her, cops said.

The man tried pulling his victim’s pants down, but stopped short when he saw someone approaching them, cops said.

The NYPD’s 47th Precinct announced the arrest in a tweet, stating: “Hello friends, we are happy to report that an arrest has been made in this case. Many thanks for all the public’s help and the hard work of the Bronx Special Victims Squad and Bronx Warrant Squad. @NYPDSVU @NYPDDetectives”

Burkett, who lives more than an hour away in Peekskill, was charged with attempted rape in the first degree, felonious sex abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17, police said.