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Photo Taken From Window Led to Missing NC Teen

Hailey Burns rescued hours after her parents got a message online

(Newser) - Shaunna and Anthony Burns awoke on May 23, 2016, to find their daughter missing and their front door unlocked. It is believed Hailey Burns, then 16, left the home in Charlotte, NC, and was picked up less than a mile away by a man she'd met online. A year... More »

Cops: Man Kept 8 Women Captive in Million-Dollar Home

Kenndric Roberts was allegedly running a human trafficking operation

(Newser) - A man has been charged with holding eight women against their will inside a million-dollar home in the suburbs of Atlanta, NBC News reports. Authorities say 33-year-old Kenndric Roberts met the women online and offered them modeling jobs. But once they moved into the 6,800-square-foot, five-bedroom house he was... More »

Woman's Plot to Frame Ex on Facebook Backfires

Stephani Lawson will now spend a year in jail

(Newser) - "I didn't have any doubt I would have been able to convict this kid,” says an Orange County DA of Tyler Parkervest. Except it turns out the Irvine, Calif., man had been framed by his ex-girlfriend. Parkervest was arrested four times between September and December of last... More »

Wife Says Husband Kept Her Locked Up for Months

He would allegedly take her for walks around the neighborhood

(Newser) - A 51-year-old city worker is in jail after his wife told police he kept her locked up in their Maryland apartment for nearly three months, the Daily Times reports. According to WMDT , the unnamed woman says her imprisonment started March 26, the day they moved into the apartment in Salisbury.... More »

Man Wrongly Imprisoned for 23 Years Dies

William Lopez died just 20 months after release, was suing for $124M

(Newser) - William Lopez spent 23 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit, and he was finally released in January of last year. But after just 20 months of freedom—and mere days before his lawsuit for false imprisonment was to begin—the Bronx man died Saturday of a... More »

Parents Locked Autistic Twins, 22, in Basement: Cops

John and Janice Land abuse and imprisonment charges

(Newser) - To stop his 22-year-old autistic twin sons from misbehaving, John Land told police he installed an external deadbolt and padlock on a basement bedroom with the “sole intention” of keeping the men locked away during the overnight hours, NBC4 reports. The conditions police found last week at the Rockville,... More »

Father, Son Kidnap Ex-Wife for Exorcism: Cops

They somehow got 2 priests to participate, police say

(Newser) - A California father and son were arrested yesterday after police say they kidnapped the father's ex-wife. But they also have another act to answer for: Police say 42-year-old Jose Farias and his 20-year-old son, Victor, kidnapped Farias' ex-wife and then forced her to undergo an exorcism. They allegedly picked... More »

Filner Pleads Guilty to False Imprisonment, Battery

Former San Diego mayor may have reached plea deal

(Newser) - Former San Diego mayor and alleged equal-opportunity-groper Bob Filner has not seen the end of his troubles yet. The AP reports he pleaded guilty today to charges of false imprisonment and battery "by violence, fraud, menace, and deceit," according to the official complaint, which, the AP notes, does... More »

Cops Forced Me to Listen to Limbaugh: Suit

Texan arrested after car broke down

(Newser) - First she got a ticket, then she was arrested, and as a sheriff's deputy drove her to prison, she claims she was subjected to Rush Limbaugh's "derogatory comments about black people" on the radio. All this and more prompted a Texas woman to sue the deputy and... More »

Joe Francis Turns Himself In to Cops

Sources say warrant was for false imprisonment

(Newser) - Joe Francis turned himself into police last night for … something. Sources tell the Los Angeles Times the Girls Gone Wild founder turned himself in to the LAPD on a misdemeanor warrant for false imprisonment, but no details were given. TMZ spoke with sources who say the story goes something... More »

Penis-Gluers to Face Trial

Victim testifies that he was lured into hotel ambush as revenge for philandering

(Newser) - A judge has ruled that four Wisconsin women accused of tying up the cheating husband of one of them and leaving him in a motel with his penis glued to his stomach must stand trial, CNN reports. The victim—who was dating two of the women—testified that Therese Ziemann,... More »

Bone Found Near Jaycee's Prison 'Probably Human'

But authorities say it could be from Native American burial ground; more tests needed

(Newser) - The bone fragment found in the backyard next door to the home of kidnapping suspect Phillip Garrido is “probably human,” authorities tell the Sacramento Bee—though they caution that more tests are needed, and that Native American remains are often found in that area of northern California. Garrido,... More »

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