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Oct 11, 2019

Boy Badly Hurt After Stranger Randomly Throws Him to Ground

Boy Badly Hurt After Stranger Randomly Throws Him to Ground

A 7-year-old boy was badly injured after being picked up and violently slammed to the ground by a man in Queens Thursday afternoon, police said.

Oct 10, 2019

Queens Prostitute Charged in Another Man's Overdose Death

Queens Prostitute Charged in Another Man's Overdose Death

A Queens woman previously charged with causing the overdose death of a man has been charged with another overdose death, prosecutors say

Oct 10, 2019

New Jersey Corrections Officer Admits to Taking Bribes

New Jersey Corrections Officer Admits to Taking Bribes

A former New Jersey corrections officer had admitted to smuggling drugs to a state prison inmate in exchange for bribe money.

Oct 10, 2019

NYPD: Man Stalked 14-Year-Old Girl Throughout 2 NYC Boroughs

NYPD: Man Stalked 14-Year-Old Girl Throughout 2 NYC Boroughs

Police are searching for a man they say stalked a 14-year-old girl on two separate occasions in New York City.

Oct 10, 2019

No Jail for Ex-Detectives; Had Sex With Arrestee in NYPD Van

No Jail for Ex-Detectives; Had Sex With Arrestee in NYPD Van

Two ex-New York City detectives accused of having sex in a police van with an 18-year-old woman they arrested were sentenced Thursday to probation, irritating prosecutors who wanted them behind bars.

Oct 9, 2019

Bronx Bros Sentenced After Forcing Women Into Prostitution

Bronx Bros Sentenced After Forcing Women Into Prostitution

Three Bronx brothers have been sentenced to prison after promising young women jobs as dancers in music videos, only to force them into prostitution

Oct 10, 2019

Queens Martial Arts Teacher Allegedly Raped Preteen Student

Queens Martial Arts Teacher Allegedly Raped Preteen Student

An instructor at a Queens martial arts studio has been arrested after allegedly engaging in sexual contact with a preteen student multiple times, including raping the girl

Oct 9, 2019

NJ Man Accused of Beating Dad to Death to Remain Jailed

NJ Man Accused of Beating Dad to Death to Remain Jailed

A man accused of using a baseball bat to fatally beat his father in their family home will remain jailed until his murder trial

Oct 10, 2019

Ex-NJ Camp Counselor Sentenced for Paying Teen Boy for Nudes

Ex-NJ Camp Counselor Sentenced for Paying Teen Boy for Nudes

A former teacher and camp counselor who admitted paying a teenage boy to send him nude images and watching online child sex abuse shows online is now headed to federal prison

Oct 10, 2019

NJ Sergeant Indicted for Attempting to Lure Minor

NJ Sergeant Indicted for Attempting to Lure Minor

Prosecutors formally charged a New Jersey police officer accused of trying to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex.

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