A 14-year-old student extorted $28,000 from the teacher he was having sex with, police say

Teacher Theo ‘Sandy’ Doan. Photo / KMOV, Twitter It’s unclear whether Sandy Doan ever suspected the real source of the threatening blackmail messages on her cellphone, but for nearly a year, investigators say, she dutifully obeyed the texts, leaving thousands of dollars at drop-off locations across Dallas. In return, the person on the other end […]

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New Zealand judge, Dame Lowell Goddard may receive $9m for lengthy sexual assault hearing

NZ judge Dame Lowell Goddard. File photo / NZME. Dame Lowell Goddard, the New Zealand judge heading the Government’s child sex abuse inquiry, could receive more than £5 million (NZ$9.17m) in pay and perks amid fears hearings will drag on for a decade, The Telegraph can disclose. Dame Justice Goddard’s remuneration package, which includes numerous free flights […]

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Acquitted now a TV expert

Raffaele Sollecito has criticised the role of the media in sensationalising the case and portraying him and Knox as crazed killers. Photo / Getty Images Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, who was also accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher, has landed a job on an Italian TV show as a murder expert. The Sun reports that Raffaele […]

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Online anger over hotel assault

A video has gone viral in China that shows a woman being attacked in a hallway of a Beijing hotel posted April 2016. The choking, assault and attempted kidnapping of a Chinese woman at a Beijing hotel in full view of security cameras and multiple passersby has sparked a social media firestorm, with more than […]

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South Africans killed at rate of war: Opposition blames ANC for rise in violent crime amid claims of corruption and high youth unemployment

  Ingrid Molai, a youth worker in Alexandra township in Johannesburg, blamed the increase on youth unemployment and corruption. Photo / Getty Images South Africa’s murder rate has increased for the third year running, with opposition groups saying the figures mirror “a country at war”. The murder rate jumped 4.6 per cent with 17,805 murders […]

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