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Published: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 8:25 AM
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A woman who is accused of leaving a 2-year-old girl in an unlocked vehicle in the employee parking lot of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Monday afternoon was freed from Florida's Orange County Jail early Tuesday after posting bail, records said.
Myriam Lubin Cadet, 37, was arrested on a charge of child neglect after Walt Disney World security guards removed the girl from the vehicle shortly before 1:15 p.m., Orange County Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte said.
Temperatures reached the low 90s Monday.
The car wasn't running, but its windows were lowered several inches, Tejada-Monforte said.
Deputies said the girl was taken to Florida Hospital Celebration Health in stable condition. It's unknown how long she was in the car.
"Why are you doing this to me?" Lubin Cadet told WFTV's Ty Russell as she walked out of jail Tuesday. She didn't say much else.
Investigators didn't say if Lubin Cadet is related to the girl or if she is employed by the hotel.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 2:17 PM
DAYTON — A California prosecutor has filed a brief in Brock Turner’s appeals case, the Dayton Daily News and WHIO have learned.
This newsroom is reading through the 95-page brief. Court records show the brief was filed Friday.
A jury found Turner guilty in 2016 on three felony counts: assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated or unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person, and penetration of an unconscious person.
Prosecutors argue there was "substantial evidence from which a rational jury could find appellant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of all three charges."
Turner was sentenced by Judge Aaron Persky to six months in jail, but served three months of the sentence.
Originally from Oakwood, Turner is serving a three-year probation and, having now returned to his parents’ new residence in Greene County, is a Tier III sex offender in Ohio, according to Ohio’s sex offender registry. The designation means he is required to register with the county every 90 days.
The appeal, filed in December, claims that Turner was deprived of due process and alleges prosecutorial misconduct as reasons he should receive a new trial.
Turner’s new attorney, Eric Multhaup, wrote a 172-page appeal seeking to clear his client of a conviction stemming from the January 2015 assault of a 22-year-old woman at Stanford University.
The case — and Turner’s sentence — sparked a nationwide controversy and wide-ranging discussions about sexual assaults on college campuses.
Multhaup did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.
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Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 9:20 AM
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 10:36 AM
UPDATE @ 10:20 a.m.: Patrick O’Donnell, the former Indian Lake superintendent who pleaded to a count of gross sexual imposition, will spend more than four years in prison.
He was sentenced today to 54 months in prison. He also will have to register as a Tier Two sex offender upon his release from prison.
FIRST POST: The former Indian Lake superintendent who pleaded to a count of gross sexual imposition will be sentenced this morning.
Patrick O’Donnell who was found guilty after entering an Alford plea just before opening arguments in the trial against him were to begin last month.
He faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He will also have to register as a sex offender for 25 years.
An Alford plea isn’t an admission of guilt, defense attorney Sam Shamansky said, but a plea that accepts its punishment.
O’Donnell had faced 14 child-sex related charges, including rape, gross sexual imposition and sexual battery. He entered the Alford plea to one count of gross sexual imposition and the rest of the charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal.
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Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 3:14 PM
MIDDLETOWN — A 29-year-old Middletown man is accused of forging 26 checks and making cash withdrawals from a 93-year-old neighbor’s account worth $8,500 in late 2015 and early 2016.
A list issued today by the Warren County Prosecutor’s office indicates Shawn M. Hill was indicted on two counts of theft from a person in a protected class and 26 counts of forgery.
County Prosecutor David Fornshell said Hill also asked to borrow money while awaiting a settlement from a dog-bite case, “providing forged documentation indicating he was going to receive significant settlement proceeds.”
The neighbor loaned him $34,000, only to learn “there never was a dog-bite settlement” and was never repaid, Fornshell added in a text message.
Fornshell said the loan problem was discovered first, the other allegations later after further investigation.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 2:11 PM
At first, Ohio native Taryn Gootee didn’t think twice about the explosion near her Austin, Texas, house.
“I kind of assumed it was maybe like a meth lab or something like that, because it wasn’t super publicized,” Gootee said. “Then it started getting really scary.”
On March 12, another two package bombs went off. One in the morning, another around noon.
And then last night, another explosion tore through a quiet Southwest Austin neighborhood, sending two men to the hospital with serious injuries and heightening worries that a serial package bomber is targeting the city’s residents.
Gootee, who grew up in Union and graduated from Northmont High School, shared her story in an interview with AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO’s Brittany Otto.
“Any time you’d go out to get a package from your front porch, it was scary,” she said. “We’re on edge every time we get a delivery. We all use Amazon all the time.”
Austin police said investigators believe Sunday night’s bomb was similar to the other bombs that exploded in Austin this month, but was activated by a trip wire – a development that authorities say indicates a higher level of sophistication and more danger because a trip wire isn’t targeting a specific person.
“Now it’s like even crazier,” Gootee said. “Now you can just be driving down the street and you can trip one of these things.”
Police said residents should not only avoid suspicious packages, bags or backpacks, but also avoid moving them because of the possibility of trip wires. Authorities say trip wires can detonate a bomb whenever any pressure is put on the wire by wither tripping over it or pulling on it.
“This is 100 percent real, it could affect any one of us,” Gootee said. “I didn’t expect to have to deal with something like this in Austin.”
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The Austin American-Statesman staff contributed reporting.