November 1, 2015 |
A former Main Line school tennis coach was sentenced to five years' probation Friday for sending suggestive text messages to a 15-year-old girl on his team. Charles Meredith, 54, is to be under sex-offender supervision during his probation but will not have to register as a sex offender. He pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court in June to one count of corruption of minors. Meredith coached tennis at the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Radnor, and was arrested in December 2013 after the 15-year-old reported to police that he had kissed her and sent her inappropriate text messages.
August 19, 2015 |
TATTLE HAS NO idea what Ben Affleck did or didn't do with his family's former nanny, Christine Ouzounian, but we do know that all that early talk about Christine being a family girl who loved being a nanny and would never be a homewrecker or seek out celebrity was a lot of nonsense. Ouzounian is a fame whore. We're not so old-fashioned as to say that when a woman allegedly has an affair with a married man (or vice-versa), she must wear a scarlet letter, but how about laying low for a few . . . seconds ?
May 6, 2015 |
Philadelphia police are searching for leads in a Saturday night shooting in West Philadelphia that struck a young girl in the head. The girl, 7, is expected to recover. The bullet hit her skull as she sat in her parents' car on the 5400 block of Haverford Avenue but did not penetrate it, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. Investigators are unsure what led to the shooting, Walker said. The girl's parents had stopped the car, a Chevrolet Impala, in front of their apartment about 9 p.m., with the girl and her sisters, ages 4 and 3, in the backseat.
September 7, 2014 |
When her young nieces needed a home after they were molested by their father, Valerie Williams said she "stepped up to the plate" and took them to her West Philadelphia house. And when one of the nieces, Christina Regusters, dropped out of college in Maryland in 2012 and asked to move back in, Williams again welcomed her. But Friday, Williams, struggling to control a roiling mix of emotions, was on the witness stand telling a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury she now believes her niece was responsible for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl.
August 27, 2014 |
THE MOTHER sat inside her car and watched as her daughter and son walked into Bryant Elementary School, believing that "her children were safe and where they were supposed to be," a prosecutor said yesterday in opening statements of the Christina Regusters trial. By 3 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2013, the mother was told by a day-care worker from Heaven's Little Angels that her 5-year-old daughter was nowhere to be found, Assistant District Attorney Erin O'Brien told the jury. "She [began]
March 27, 2014 |
WHEN THEY MET in 2010, she was 14 and he, a silver-haired 72-year-old, was old enough to be her grandfather. They met at Courtesy Stables in Andorra. She rode horses. Walter Sasse, a retired Philadelphia cop who spent 18 years on horseback in the elite Mounted Patrol, supervised the barn. At first, everything was ordinary, she said. But friendly hugs and kisses soon turned into romantic kissing and fondling. That escalated into a 2 1/2-year relationship that included frequent oral sex and masturbation until she ended things in December, she said.
November 2, 2013 |
SEWELL Buying ghost-shaped cookies Thursday from the Ghost Chasers' Club didn't mean - ha-ha - that you believe in ghosts. But for the students selling those cookies at a table in Gloucester County College's student center, disembodied voices and sourceless shadows and floating lights are no laughing matter. "I started it last fall," founder and club president Justin Leach said shortly after lunch. "I figured a lot of people have had paranormal experiences that they're afraid to talk about or can't explain.
September 21, 2013 |
The Chester County district attorney has withdrawn all charges against a Pottstown Middle School science teacher accused of sexually assaulting a young girl. The case against Jared Leimeister, 34, of Pottstown, was closed after a preliminary hearing found there was insufficient evidence to proceed to trial, according to his attorney Adam Sager. Leimeister had been charged with aggravated assault and related crimes for incidents that allegedly occurred between October 2012 and February 2013, while the girl was visiting his home.
August 30, 2013 |
A 40-YEAR-OLD man was jailed yesterday on charges that he preyed upon a 12-year-old runaway, forcing the girl to commit a burglary and then raping her in a Northeast Philadelphia motel earlier this month. On Aug. 9, police arrested the traumatized girl for the burglary and found a motel-room key she had been carrying, leading authorities to unravel the details of her sickening ordeal, according to an affidavit obtained by the Daily News . The girl told police she ran away from home in Atlantic City in late July and took public transit to Philadelphia.
August 16, 2013 |
IN "KICK-ASS 2," tween girl superhero Hit-Girl agrees to take on a wannabe apprentice under the condition that he'll agree to do anything she wants. And what she wants can be summed up in two words. "Hit me. " And that, right there, is why this concept, even when it more or less worked in the original, has always made me queasy. The entire movie seemed constructed so that filmmakers could cross into some new transgressive space - showing an adult male throwing R-rated punches at the face of a young girl.