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Samiah Downing’s Killers Sentenced To 32 Years

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Samiah Downing’s killers, Ronald Greer and his girlfriend Bianca Stanch, were sentenced to 32 years in prison this week. Samiah, Greer’s daughter, had been routinely beaten, tortured, and forced into dehydration before the time of her death in 2012.

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Jasmin Cigarroa’s Husband Arrested for Murder

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Jasmin Cigarroa’s husband, Jonathan Nuno Mijangos, was arrested on first-degree murder charges after his wife’s remains were discovered on Friday morning. Jasmin, 24, was reported missing to the Denver Police Department on March 10. According to her brother, Mijangos said that his wife had gone out with her friends on Monday night but did not return home. However, Jasmin’s family does not believe that this is true.

Filipino Domestic Workers and Modern-Day Slavery

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Crimes in the Asian community largely have gone unspoken. You could blame this on the “model minority” ethos that has been so toxically engraved into our society. The sad reality of this stereotype has made vulnerable populations of the Asian community easy targets.

You will see them in hospitals as your nurse practitioner. In convalescent homes taking care of your elderly parents. Tending to children of wealthy families like their own. More often than not you will see a Filipino woman occupying these jobs.

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Snow Charged For Neglect of Girlfriend and Kids

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Bryan Snow was charged with second-degree domestic abuse and endangering the welfare of a child after police rescued his disabled girlfriend and twin girls from severe neglect. Snow’s girlfriend reportedly has Multiple Sclerosis and had been left in the bathtub completely naked and sitting in several inches of feces and urine. After saving Snow’s girlfriend, police returned to the Missouri man’s home and found two five-year-old girls. Police officers stated that the twins were extremely malnourished and were eating out of a cereal bag.

Update: Woman Speaks Out About Assault From NFL Player

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Alleah Taylor told investigators that she was attacked after Wheeler asked her to bow to him, which she refused. This article documents her breaking the silence after police rescued her from being viciously attacked by the professional football player Chad Wheeler.

Waitress Uses Sign to Save Boy From Abusive Parents

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A Florida waitress is being hailed as a hero after her quick thinking saved a boy from an abusive home.

Flavaine Carvalho was working at Mr. Potato restaurant in Orlando on New Year’s day when she noticed odd behavior from one of the families she was serving.

According to Carvalho, the whole family ordered food except for a young boy. When she asked if there was an issue with the food that was preventing the boy from ordering, she was told that the boy was going to eat at home later.

Despite this answer, something still didn’t sit right with Carvalho. Upon closer inspection of the boy, she noticed that he had several bruises and scratches on his face and arms.

“A couple of minutes later I wrote a sign asking him if he needs help and this is when he nodded yes and make a movement with his hands like he didn’t know what to do. That’s when I called 9-1-1 and a couple of minutes later the police came and took over the situation in an amazing way.” Said Carvalho. She held the sign up behind the boy’s parents so that they were unable to see it.

Police responded to the scene and interviewed the boy. He alleged that he had been abused at the hands of his step-father, who had tied him up, hung him from a door, hit him with a broom, and handcuffed him. He also alleged he was denied food as punishment.

Doctors found several bruises on the boy and said that he was twenty pounds underweight.

The 11-year-old boy was removed from the home, as well as another child who’s four-years-old.

Police arrested the stepfather, Timothy Wilson II, and charged him with three counts of aggravated child abuse and child neglect. The boy’s mother, Kristen Swann, was charged with two counts of child neglect.

“What this child had gone through, it was torture.” Said Erin Lawler of the Orlando Police Department. “If Ms. Carvalho would not have said something when she saw it, that little boy would probably not be with us, much longer.

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Trevino Speaks Out Against Wrongful Conviction

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Zephaniah “Zephi” Trevino, a teenaged sex trafficking victim, appeared on Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom Wednesday to denounce the capital murder charges that she is currently facing. Trevino continues to maintain her innocence and shared her story on Jason Flom’s podcast in order to clear her name.

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Nygard Charged with Sex Trafficking

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Peter Nygard, the CEO of now-defunct fashion company Nygard International, has been arrested and charged with sex trafficking and racketeering after being extradited from Canada to the United States on Monday. Nygard, 79, has been accused of using his fortune and influence to “recruit and maintain adult and minor-aged female victims” over the last 25 years for the “sexual gratification” of himself and “his friends and business associates.”