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Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 6:57 PM
Updated: Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 3:23 PM
— An Ohio man is accused of violating Ohio’s new law banning sex with animals, according to Cleveland Municipal Court records.
Scott Turner, 47, of Cleveland, was charged by a Cleveland Animal Protective League officer with engaging in sexual conduct with an animal, court records show. He has been ordered to appear in court Oct. 5 for a hearing on the second-degree misdemeanor charge.
Cleveland.com reports that Turner may be the first person charged under the Ohio law, which took effect in March.
Turner is now accused of having oral sex with a dog he was caring for in May, according to a Cleveland.com report.
The law was approved in December, after efforts in 2011 and 2015 failed to garner enough support in the Ohio Legislature. At the time, Ohio was one of the few states that did not ban bestiality.
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Turner served 11 years in prison on multiple convictions, including rape and kidnapping, involving sex crimes against children. He went to prison in 2004 and was released under supervision in 2015, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Web site.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 6:05 PM
— TROY - A Troy man pleaded not guilty Tuesday, April 24, to two felony counts of assault of a corrections officer.
Marion Cotterman, 45, is accused of causing or attempting to cause physical harm to two officers in the Miami County Jail in Troy on March 14.
The pleas were heard by Common Pleas Judge Jeannine Pratt, who set bail at $5,000 cash or surety.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 5:14 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police in Tennessee say a father's quick actions stopped his 5-year-old son from being kidnapped Monday.
A man called authorities Monday to report that a woman had grabbed his son and tried to run away from him.
The father punched the woman and got his child back, according to police.
Authorities identified the attempted kidnapper as Gina A. Ricard, 53. Officials said after the incident, she went to a nearby fire station and told them that she tried to stop a kidnapping.
According an arrest affidavit, Ricard was incoherent and said that she “believes God told her (to) help.”
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 4:26 PM
DAYTON — A Dayton teen convicted early this month for murdering a 23-year-old man in September was sentenced to 18 years in prison Tuesday, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s office.
Keith P. Reid was 17 years old when a surveillance video captured him fatally shooting Davion G. McGhee of Huber Heights on Summit Square Drive on Sept. 30, the release said. Reid, who has since turned 18, was tried as an adult because of the severity of the charges against him.
On April 6 he was found guilty of attempted murder, involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence and carrying concealed weapons.
Once he’s released from prison, Reid will be placed on post-release control for five additional years.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 9:57 AM
ASHLAND, Mass. — A 15-year-old and his friend drugged, strangled and stabbed his mother to death at a home in Maine, according to court documents.
Kimberly Mironovas, 47, was found stabbed and strangled to death at her home in Litchfield, Maine, early on Sunday morning.
Police say the woman, originally from Ashland, Massachusetts, was killed by her son and his 15-year-old friend.
A third teenager, a 13-year-old friend, allegedly helped plan the murder.
ASHLAND: 47y/o Kimberly Mironovas’ body was found in her Litchfield home. She lived in the Ashland area. Her 15y/o son is accused of murder,&2other teens were taken into custody.Police:teens tried to crush pills in her drink.Her son allegedly stabbed his mother in her sleep. pic.twitter.com/Ef8IuBwT5J— Malini Basu (@WFXTMalini) April 24, 2018
According to prosecutors, the 13-year-old came up with a plan to kill Mironovas by crushing prescription pills and mixing them into a glass of wine, but court documents show the boys' attempt to secretly mix in the pills failed.
Mironovas’ son and his friend entered her bedroom wearing gloves and armed with a knife early Sunday morning, according to prosecutors.
Mironovas was found shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, and police say she had been strangled and stabbed in the neck.
All three boys were arraigned at a juvenile court in Maine on Monday.
The 15-year-old suspects were charged with one count each of murder, and all three were charged with criminal conspiracy to commit murder.
Mironovas and her son had moved to Maine from their home in Ashland, Massachusetts, where former neighbors told Boston 25 News they hope her son gets help.
"She was a quiet person," said Jim, a former neighbor. "I think her son was troubled a little bit, she had him in a special school."
Mironovas moved from Ashland to Maine about a year ago to attend cosmetology school.