Kidnapping

October 04, 2019 - 11:52 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and had to be shocked with a stun gun while being taken into custody. Officer Jeff Lee said Ortiz-Magro was taken into custody early Friday after police responded to a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, Deborah Watts of Minneapolis, sits in a Jackson, Miss., hotel and speaks about events in Mississippi and Illinois that commemorate the 60th anniversary of the slaying of her cousin, Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago, who was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta when witnesses said he violated the Jim Crow social code by whistling at a white woman. The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of the black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. A Justice Department report issued to Congress about civil rights cold case investigations lists the 1955 slaying of Till as being among the unit’s active cases. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
September 24, 2019 - 1:23 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of a black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. A Justice Department report issued to Congress about civil rights cold case investigations lists the 1955 slaying of 14-year-old...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2012, file photo, activists spray paint graffiti that reads in Arabic, "Egypt has women," during a campaign supporting Egyptian women's rights in Cairo, Egypt. The prosecution of a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her in July 2019, has reignited debate over the treatment of women in Egypt's legal system, including blaming female victims of sexual violence and the practice of administering virginity tests. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
September 14, 2019 - 12:55 am
CAIRO (AP) — The prosecution of a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her has reignited debate over the treatment of women in Egypt's legal system, including the practice of virginity tests and blaming victims of sexual violence. In July, the teenager made...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2019 file photo, people stand under the portraits of 43 disappeared teachers’ college students, by Chinese concept artist and government critic Ai Weiwei at the Contemporary Art University Museum, in Mexico City. One of the main suspects in the 2014 disappearance of the students in Mexico has been acquitted, released from custody on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, as justice remains elusive for one of the darkest moments of the country’s recent history. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz, File)
September 03, 2019 - 11:36 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the main suspects in the 2014 disappearance of 43 teachers' college students in southern Mexico has been acquitted, a human rights attorney said Tuesday, as justice remains elusive for one of the darkest moments of the country's recent history. Santiago Aguirre, director...
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FILE - This file booking photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Ayoola A. Ajayi. Ajayi, a man accused of killing a Utah college student has been charged with sexual abuse and kidnapping of another woman. Charging documents filed Tuesday, August 20, 2019 against Ajayi accuse him of sexually assaulting a woman he met on a dating app in March 2018. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 20, 2019 - 10:14 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who authorities say killed a Utah college student was charged Tuesday with sexual abuse and kidnapping of another woman. Ayoola Ajayi, 31, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met on a dating app in March 2018 at his house. Prosecutors say they learned about the...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 24, 2019 file photo, Lifeng Ye, the mother of slain University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang, cries out in grief as her husband Ronggao Zhang, left, addresses the media after a jury found Brendt Christensen guilty of Yingying Zhang's murder, at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Peoria, Ill. Consoling her is family friend Dr. Kim Tee, center. Zhang's parents are giving $20,000 to the people who provided information that led to the arrest and conviction of their daughter's killer. (Matt Dayhoff/Journal Star via AP, File)
August 19, 2019 - 11:52 am
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a University of Illinois scholar from China who was abducted and killed two years ago are giving at least $20,000 to people who provided authorities with crucial information that led to the arrest and conviction of their daughter's killer. The money will come...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Elizabeth Smart speaks during a news conference while her father Ed Smart looks on, in Salt Lake City. The father of Utah kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has come out as gay, saying his decision brings challenges but also "huge relief." Ed Smart said in a letter explaining his decision shared Friday, August 16, 2019, with NBC's "Today" show that he no longer feels comfortable being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which opposes same-sex relationships. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 16, 2019 - 4:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The father of Utah kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has come out as gay in a heartfelt letter that reveals he has struggled throughout his life with pain and guilt. "The decision to be honest and truthful about my orientation comes with its own set of challenges, but at the...
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August 16, 2019 - 12:38 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California man who previously escaped from jail and was on the run for a week was convicted Friday of kidnapping and torturing a marijuana dispensary owner who he mistakenly believed had buried large sums of money in the desert. A jury in Newport Beach found Hossein...
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This undated photo released by The Lucie Blackman Trust/Family shows Nora Anne Quoirin. Malaysian police said Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2019, the family of the missing 15-year-old London girl positively identified a naked body found near the nature resort in southern Negeri Sembilan state, Malaysia, where she disappeared over a week ago. (The Lucie Blackman Trust/Family via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 3:54 am
SEREMBAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian doctors conducted an autopsy Wednesday to determine the cause of death of a 15-year-old London teen whose naked body was found nine days after she mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort. Nora Anne Quoirin's body was discovered Tuesday beside a small stream...
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August 07, 2019 - 8:35 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has compensated hundreds of victims of human rights violations dating back more than six decades. Authorities say people considered eligible, and their families, over violations from 1956 to 1999 were handed a total of $9.1 million on Tuesday and Wednesday. Recipients...
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