MAN TAPED WOMEN IN FITTING ROOMS, SHARED ON PORN SITES: WAYNE, Pa. (AP) — A man sneaking around on his hands and knees videotaped dozens of naked girls and women in dressing rooms at one of the country’s largest malls and then posted the clips on pornography websites, police said Monday.
Sean Moses, who admitted what he did, is seen on a cellphone video he recorded at the King of Prussia Mall outside Philadelphia reaching under doors to videotape women changing in dressing rooms at stores including Forever 21 and Express, police said.
Detectives called it one of the largest invasion-of-privacy cases they’ve seen in the area. They said Moses, a 37-year-old self-employed information technology worker, did it for “self-gratification” and kept “volumes of files on his computer known as jail bait” with videos of girls.
“You have young girls on a Saturday afternoon with their girlfriends, they go to try on some clothes and you have a pervert like this violating your personal space and your privacy,” Radnor Township police Superintendent William Colarulo said.
Police arrested Moses on Monday at the Penn Valley home where he lives with his girlfriend and his 6-year-old daughter and charged him with dozens of counts of invasion of privacy and a count of child pornography. He was jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail. He couldn’t be reached for comment in jail and didn’t have a lawyer.
MOM CONVICTED OF KILLING SON, 5, BY POISONING HIM WITH SALT: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who blogged for years about her son’s constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.
A jury in the New York suburbs found Lacey Spears, of Scottsville, Kentucky, guilty of second-degree murder in the death last year of 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears.
The defense portrayed Spears as a caring mother and her son as sickly, but the prosecution argued Spears reveled in the attention his illness brought her. Video showed Spears twice taking him into a hospital bathroom with a connector tube and him suffering afterward.
“The motive is bizarre, the motive is scary, but it exists,” Assistant District Attorney Patricia Murphy said in closing arguments Thursday. “She apparently craved the attention of her family, her friends, her co-workers and most particularly the medical profession.”
She suggested that Spears, 27, eventually killed the boy because she feared he would start telling people she was making him ill. Spears’ actions were “nothing short of torture,” she said.
NORTH DAKOTA WOMAN ACCUSED OF LOCKING CHILDREN IN DOG KENNEL: GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) — A woman is accused of locking four young children in a dog cage in a North Dakota basement and turning out the lights as punishment.
KFGO radio reports that 23-year-old Jordan McKay Nelson is charged with four counts of abuse and neglect of a child, and felonious restraint.
Court documents say the children, aged from 5 to 9 years, were held under “terrorizing conditions” and that at least one of them was forced to eat dog food.
During a police interview, a boy drew a picture of himself in the kennel with the words “help me.”
LIFE IN PRISON FOR MAN, 19, WHO KILLED 9-YEAR-OLD WITNESS: FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man convicted of fatally shooting a 9-year-old boy who witnessed him kill two other men at an apartment in Flint has been sentenced to life in prison.
Genesee County Circuit Judge Archie Hayman issued the sentence Monday to Deonte I. Gray. First-degree murder carries an automatic penalty of life behind bars without possibility of parole.
A jury in January convicted Gray in the July 15, 2013, shootings of 9-year-old Trashawn Macklin, 25-year-old James R. Allen Jr. and 22-year-old Akeem Easterling.
Standing beside Trashawn’s crying mother, Freeman Elementary School teacher Laura Garrison told the judge her student was loved by all who knew him.
Authorities say the killings began with a dispute between Gray and Easterling.
Prosecutors earlier dropped a fourth murder charge against Gray after a witness disappeared.
$4.8M IN GOLD BARS STOLEN IN ARMORED TRUCK HEIST ON HIGHWAY: RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars.
The guards working for Transvalue Inc. of Miami reported pulling off to the side of the interstate about 6:30 p.m. Sunday after their vehicle began having mechanical problems in eastern North Carolina, according to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.
The guards told police they were surprised by three armed men driving a white van who ordered the guards to lie on the ground, tied their hands behind their backs and then marched them into nearby woods.
The robbers then helped themselves to barrels filled with about $4.8 million in gold before making their getaway.
TEEN SUSPECT CHARGED AS ADULT IN FATAL WISCONSIN STABBING: WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 15-year-old as an adult in the stabbing death of a 13-year-old boy in central Wisconsin.
The Wausau boy was charged Monday with first-degree reckless homicide. WSAW-TV reports that bond was set at $1 million cash.
Although the teen was charged as an adult, The Associated Press is withholding his name because it wasn’t immediately apparent whether his attorneys would seek to move the case to juvenile court. A public defender has not yet been appointed.
Wausau police say Isaiah Powell was stabbed twice in the back during a fight involving a group of teenage boys that started with an argument on Facebook. Police say boys with a BB gun fired a couple of times at another group on a porch before the fight broke out.