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Investigators said the man, who was arrested after remaining on the run for six days, appears to have abused other children as well.(Getty Images/Vetta)

Man sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting 7-year-old

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Special public prosecutor Mahaveer Krishnawat said judge LD Kiradu sentenced the convict to life in prison till his last breath.
A sex-trafficking victim was released from a Tennessee prison on Wednesday after serving 15 years for killing a man who paid to have sex with her.(Facebook-@Cyntoia Brown)
A sex-trafficking victim was released from a Tennessee prison on Wednesday after serving 15 years for killing a man who paid to have sex with her.(Facebook-@Cyntoia Brown)

Sex-trafficking victim set free in case championed by Kardashian, Rihanna

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 10:14 AM IST
Cyntoia Brown, 31, whose murder conviction at 16 years of age galvanized A-list celebrities to campaign for criminal justice reform, was freed from prison after Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted her clemency earlier this year.
The son has schizophrenia and other psychiatric problems. His lawyer said Gilbert Jr. was too mentally ill to understand the consequences of shooting his father.(AP FILE)
The son has schizophrenia and other psychiatric problems. His lawyer said Gilbert Jr. was too mentally ill to understand the consequences of shooting his father.(AP FILE)

US man kills father for cutting his allowance, convicted

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 09:51 AM IST
Thomas Gilbert Jr. showed no emotion as the verdict was delivered Friday.
Sherin Mathews. (Photo courtesy Mother Teresa Anath Sewa Ashram)
Sherin Mathews. (Photo courtesy Mother Teresa Anath Sewa Ashram)

Indian-American foster father gets life sentence for death of toddler Sherin Mathews

Houston (US) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 08:38 AM IST
Mathews, 39, pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge of injury to a child in Sherin’s death. He was originally charged with capital murder by authorities in the US state of Texas.
Nxivm leader Keith Raniere, facing charges including racketeering, sex trafficing etc is shown in this courtroom sketch in US Federal Court in New York.(REUTERS)
Nxivm leader Keith Raniere, facing charges including racketeering, sex trafficing etc is shown in this courtroom sketch in US Federal Court in New York.(REUTERS)

New York sex cult leader’s ‘out there’ lifestyle not a crime, says lawyer

New York, USA | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 07:43 AM IST
Keith Raniere is on trial facing charges including racketeering, sex trafficking and child pornography. Prosecutors said he used his organization, Nxivm, to hide the secretive sorority, called DOS.
A jury convicted Timothy Jones Jr. of five counts of murder last week for the killings in his Lexington home in August 2014.The same jurors are deciding if he will get the death penalty or life in prison without parole.(AFP File Photo)
A jury convicted Timothy Jones Jr. of five counts of murder last week for the killings in his Lexington home in August 2014.The same jurors are deciding if he will get the death penalty or life in prison without parole.(AFP File Photo)

Woman asks mercy for ex-husband who killed their five children

Columbia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 09:10 AM IST
A jury convicted Timothy Jones Jr. of five counts of murder last week for the killings in his Lexington home in August 2014.
People protest against the charge-sheet, naming a priest and seven others in the rape-murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu in April 2018.(PTI File Photo)
People protest against the charge-sheet, naming a priest and seven others in the rape-murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu in April 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Division and denial in Kathua village that witnessed ghastly crime

Hindustan Times, Rasana (Kathua) | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 09:12 AM IST
Residents say they have lived in fear since the brutality came to light. “A sense of fear is still there in the minds of people of the village. This ghastly crime has brought a bad name to our village,” said Raman Kumar, a 27-year-old resident.
Shoma became radicalised while living in Dhaka and became enamoured of the Islamic State and its calls for Muslims to engage in violent jihad against non-Muslims.(AFP File Photo / Representative image)
Shoma became radicalised while living in Dhaka and became enamoured of the Islamic State and its calls for Muslims to engage in violent jihad against non-Muslims.(AFP File Photo / Representative image)

Bangladeshi student gets 42 years in jail for ISIS-inspired attack on Australian host

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 03:09 PM IST
Momena Shoma shouted “Allahu akbar” as she stabbed Roger Singaravelu in the neck with a kitchen knife.
Arjun was convicted in August 2016 for strangling her stepdaughter Ashdeep Kaur, who was left in her care.(Getty Images ( Representative image))
Arjun was convicted in August 2016 for strangling her stepdaughter Ashdeep Kaur, who was left in her care.(Getty Images ( Representative image))

Indian-origin woman gets 22 years in prison for strangling 9-year-old stepdaughter to death

New York, US | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 10:47 AM IST
Shamdai Arjun was convicted last month for strangling her nine-year-old stepdaughter to death in a bathtub.
Former self-help guru Keith Raniere, is seen, in this courtroom sketch, at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in New York, U.S., May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg(REUTERS)
Former self-help guru Keith Raniere, is seen, in this courtroom sketch, at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in New York, U.S., May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg(REUTERS)

New York sex cult founder ordered naked meetings, says former slave

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 01:25 PM IST
The former slave, Lauren Salzman, told jurors in federal court in Brooklyn that the group’s leader, Keith Raniere, would preside over the meetings fully clothed
Lauren Salzman, whose mother, Nancy Salzman, was president of the group, and admitted to recruiting members into the upstate New York group, is expected to detail her role. Both Salzmans have pleaded guilty to taking part in the scheme.(AP)
Lauren Salzman, whose mother, Nancy Salzman, was president of the group, and admitted to recruiting members into the upstate New York group, is expected to detail her role. Both Salzmans have pleaded guilty to taking part in the scheme.(AP)

New York sex cult trial continues with daughter of a former leader

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 01:01 PM IST
Lauren Salzman, whose mother, Nancy Salzman, was president of the group, and admitted to recruiting members into the upstate New York group, is expected to detail her role. Both Salzmans have pleaded guilty to taking part in the scheme.
A 41-year-old Indian-origin man in the US has been sentenced to life in prison for enticing a minor to engage in sexual conduct and 30 years’ imprisonment for production of child pornography.
A 41-year-old Indian-origin man in the US has been sentenced to life in prison for enticing a minor to engage in sexual conduct and 30 years’ imprisonment for production of child pornography.

Indian-origin man in US jailed for life for sexually exploiting minor

New York | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2019 01:58 PM IST
The accused, Deepak Deshpande, posing as a modelling agent contacted the minor in Orlando through an online chat application in July 2017, and persuaded her to send him nude images of herself.
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin (R) making a court appearance in Riverside, California, U.S.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin (R) making a court appearance in Riverside, California, U.S.(REUTERS)

This California couple pleaded guilty for chaining, torturing 12 of their 13 children

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 08:30 AM IST
The case came to light last year when one of the children -- 17-year-old daughter Jordan -- escaped through a window from the couple’s home in the town of Perris, about two hours southeast of Los Angeles, and called the emergency services.
Bruce McArthur’s murders were “sexual in nature,” according to an agreed statement of facts.(Facebook)
Bruce McArthur’s murders were “sexual in nature,” according to an agreed statement of facts.(Facebook)

Canadian serial killer who killed 8 people ‘staged corpses of victims, photographed them’

Ottawa | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 08:31 AM IST
The case shocked all of Canada, and especially the gay community. It sparked a massive investigation in Toronto, the country’s largest city, at dozens of properties where McArthur had worked.
The girl’s mother, Sue Bryan, condemned Tyerell Joe Przybycien (pictured) as a “sociopath” who researched the fatal hanging ahead of time by carefully measuring rope, nooses and trees.(AP)
The girl’s mother, Sue Bryan, condemned Tyerell Joe Przybycien (pictured) as a “sociopath” who researched the fatal hanging ahead of time by carefully measuring rope, nooses and trees.(AP)

US teen who aided, filmed girl’s suicide had a ‘fascination with death’

Provo (United States) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 09:12 AM IST
Tyerell Joe Przybycien, 19, of Utah in United States, who helped a teenager kill herself and filmed the act to fulfil what prosecutors called a fascination with death, was sentenced to at least five years and up to life in prison.
The incident happened in April 2017 before a Champions League match against AS Monaco.(Getty Images)
The incident happened in April 2017 before a Champions League match against AS Monaco.(Getty Images)

Man who bombed Borussia Dortmund football team bus faces verdict

Berlin | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 11:40 AM IST
Sergej Wenergold, 29, had hoped to profit financially from the attack by betting on an anticipated plunge in the club’s stock market value, say prosecutors.
British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said consular officials have been in close contact with the academic’s family and the case “will have repercussions for the relationship between our two countries, which has to be built on trust”.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said consular officials have been in close contact with the academic’s family and the case “will have repercussions for the relationship between our two countries, which has to be built on trust”.(Reuters/Picture for representation)

UAE sentences British academic to life in prison for spying

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 06:42 PM IST
Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old PhD student in Middle Eastern Studies at Durham University, was arrested at Dubai airport on May 5. British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has travelled to the UAE to make representations on his behalf.
The court martial process began on July 16 this year and concluded on July 27.(PTI File Photo)
The court martial process began on July 16 this year and concluded on July 27.(PTI File Photo)

Assam fake encounter case: Major General among 7 given life sentence by Army court

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 09:33 PM IST
Nine youths were picked up by the Army from different areas of Tinsukia district on February 18, 1994 on suspicion that they were involved in the killing of a top tea garden executive. The soldiers killed five of the youths in a fake encounter, branding them as ULFA militants a few days after the incident, while releasing the other four.
The court said Indrani Mukherjea would be much safer inside the jail than outside it.(HT File Photo)
The court said Indrani Mukherjea would be much safer inside the jail than outside it.(HT File Photo)

CBI court rejects Indrani Mukerjea’s bail plea, says threats to her life ‘exaggerated’

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 01:33 AM IST
The former media baron had applied for bail in August, citing ill-health and a “threat” to her life in the prison.
The Sabarmati Express train burns after being set on fire by a mob in Godhra on February 27, 2002.(AP file photo)
The Sabarmati Express train burns after being set on fire by a mob in Godhra on February 27, 2002.(AP file photo)

Gujarat court sends two men to life in prison for Godhra train killings

Ahmedabad, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 04:46 PM IST
Judge HC Vora convicted Farooq Bhana and Imran after the prosecution proved they were the conspirators in the burning of S6 coach that led to the death of 59 passengers, mostly Hindu devotees returning from Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla, right, poses for photo with his wife Sunayana Dumala in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.(AP File Photo)
Srinivas Kuchibhotla, right, poses for photo with his wife Sunayana Dumala in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.(AP File Photo)

Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s killer sentenced to life in US

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 10:59 PM IST
Adam Purinton of Olathe shot and killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla, and wounded two others – Indian national Alok Madasani and Kansas resident Ian Grillot – at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas, in February 2017.
People participate in a candle light vigil as they protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS)
People participate in a candle light vigil as they protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS)

President Kovind signs ordinance seeking death penalty for rape of children

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 01:31 PM IST
The ordinance stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 16 and 12 years. Death sentence has been provided for rapists of girls under 12 years.
Human Rights Watch in February accused the kingdom of “stripping away the citizenships of people whom they find undesirable”.(Reuters File Photo)
Human Rights Watch in February accused the kingdom of “stripping away the citizenships of people whom they find undesirable”.(Reuters File Photo)

Bahrain sentences 24 Shia citizens to jail, revokes nationality

Agence France-Presse, Dubai | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 07:00 PM IST
The High Criminal Court in Bahirain on Wednesday sentenced 10 of the defendants to life in prison, 10 to a decade behind bars and the other four to jail terms ranging from three to five years.
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