Thursday, March 1, 2007

March Nat'l/Int'l News Wrapup

Nat'l: Mother Prostitutes 7-Year-Old Daughter Taylor, MI -- A 33-year-old woman was arraigned Sunday on charges alleging she offered to let an undercover investigator take pornographic photos of her 7-year-old daughter and have sex with the girl, authorities said. (more - external link) Nat'l: HIV-Positive Prostitute Makes Court Appearance; Allegedly Had Sex with Students in Dorm 3/30/07 -- Chester County, PA - The HIV-positive prostitute who told Cheyney University police she had sex with 10 students at the school, igniting a health scare on campus, made her first appearance in a Chester County courtroom Thursday. Sakinah K. Floyd, 34, of Upper Darby, waived her preliminary hearing, and Magisterial District Judge J. Peter Winther ordered the charges against her held for trial in Common Pleas Court. Floyd is charged with three counts of reckless endangerment, five felony counts of prostitution and related offenses stemming from incidents inside a Cheyney University dorm on Feb. 8. (more - external link) Nat'l: Police Shoot Man who Fled Prostitution Sting 3/30/07 -- Jonesboro, GA - Police shot a man they say hit an officer with his pickup truck while trying to flee a prostitution sting. The man was hit more than once, including in the chest, Thursday and was taken to a hospital. Clayton County police say they were conducting an undercover prostitution sting in a motel parking lot when the shooting happened around 9:20 p-m. (more - external link) Nat'l: North Carolina Pastor Charged with Exploiting Minor 3/30/07 -- Kernsville, NC - A pastor at a High Point church faces numerous charges involving a 17-year-old boy, Kernersville police announced today. Todd Turner Brock, 42, of 507 Old Mill Road in High Point, is charged with first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, promoting prostitution of a minor, disseminating obscenity and solicitation of another to commit a felony, according to Kernersville police. (more - external link) Nat'l: Vice Sting Nets High School Soccer Coach 3/30/07 -- Paterson, NJ - Seven men, including the Eastside High School boy's varsity soccer coach, were arrested on charges of soliciting a prostitute in a mid-afternoon vice-squad blitz. Among the suspects are two 70-year-old men. Relatives of Giovanni Ormaeche, 46, of Ramsey, a soccer coach at Eastside, said Ormaeche pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday in Municipal Court and declined further comment, referring calls to attorneys at Vivino & Vivino in Wayne. (more - external link)

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