Trial set for 2 in Fla. accused of torturing Haitian woman, 12-year-old son with other teens

Fla. men accused of torturing mom, son go to trial

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Unspeakable acts happened to a woman and her young son one balmy June night in the projects. On that, everyone can agree.

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Indictment says Mexican drug ring killed 9 in San Diego, kidnapped others

17 indicted in San Diego murder-kidnap ring

SAN DIEGO — Members of a group of Mexican drug traffickers have been indicted in the murders of nine people in the San Diego area — including two victims whose bodies were dissolved in acid, authorities announced Thursday.

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Police: Kidnap victim in Mississippi beats man with rifle during attempted sex assault

Kidnap victim in Miss. beats alleged sex attacker

JACKSON, Miss. — Police had been watching Vincent Goff for years, convinced he was the masked man who sexually assaulted couples at gunpoint on the Mississippi coast. But before investigators closed in, they say Goff picked the wrong victim and was beaten nearly to death with his own rifle.

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Conn. man denies kidnapping 2 women at gunpoint, making them wear prom dresses, fondling them

Conn. man denies fondling 2 women in prom dresses

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Connecticut man accused of kidnapping two women at gunpoint and making them put on prom dresses before fondling them has pleaded not guilty.

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Liberia’s deputy ambassador meets with young rape victim in Phoenix

Liberian official meets with young rape victim

PHOENIX —Liberia’s deputy ambassador to the U.S. said Sunday that he tried to console an 8-year-old rape victim in Phoenix with hugs and a teddy bear in a case that has gripped Liberians worldwide.

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Grand jury in Phoenix indicts 14-year-old boy in rape of 8-year-old Liberian girl

Boy indicted in rape of 8-year-old girl in Phoenix

PHOENIX — A 14-year-old boy has been indicted in connection with the rape of an 8-year-old Liberian refugee at a Phoenix apartment complex, authorities said Saturday.

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Family believed baby cut from womb was theirs, mourn mother who never held her

Family believed baby cut from womb was theirs

WORCESTER, Mass. — Little things nagged at Cindy Dion while her son’s girlfriend, Julie Corey, was pregnant: One month Corey said she was four months’ pregnant — the next it was eight. Her due date pushed back drastically as it neared. And Corey suddenly refused to let Dion’s son, Alex, accompany her to the doctor.

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DA say woman found with baby cut from womb had convinced family, friends she was pregnant

Woman with baby cut from womb claimed pregnancy

CONCORD, N.H. — Several people are seeking custody of a baby girl who was cut from her slain mother’s womb, a prosecutor said, as the woman suspected of kidnapping the newborn remains jailed.

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Mass. woman who had baby taken from mother’s womb caught in NH after acquaintances turn her in

Mass. woman had baby taken from slain mom’s womb

CONCORD, N.H. — Friends who watched Julie Corey show off a newborn baby girl wondered how she had been released from the hospital less than a day after giving birth. Then they heard her former neighbor had been found dead with a baby cut from her womb.

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Wis. man who chained 2 men in basement and sexually assaulted them gets 50 years in prison

Wis. man gets 50 years for kidnap, sexual assault

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. — A man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted two young men who were held captive in chains at his central Wisconsin home was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison.

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