Peeping Tom teen claimed shower film was to ‘check if his phone was waterproof’


press_1209_RD_Select_E_120_hand_showerA PEEPING Tom used his mobile phone to film a woman showering in a swimming pool cubicle – and claimed he was only trying to see if the phone was waterproof.

Teenager Zak Hardy told police that he took his new phone into his cubicle to test how water proof it was by placing it under his shower.

The 18-year-old, from Plymouth, claimed as he was drying the phone he activated the camera accidentally.

At Exeter Magistrates’ Court his solicitor Nick Bradley said Hardy now accepted that his account, made when he was not represented, was not true as he had held the phone above his head and over into the next cubicle.

Hardy, of George Place, Millbay Road, admitted voyeurism by recording a private act in June at the Riverside swimming pool in Exeter.

Prosecutor Ian Graham said the naked woman in the shower cubicle saw a light coming overhead from a blue phone.

He said the woman grabbed a towel and covered herself and left the cubicle to raise the alarm with staff.

Mr Graham said Hardy was seen darting into another changing cubicle and staff waited for him to come out – holding his phone.

In police interview he said:”He explained how he took his new mobile phone into the cubicle to see how waterproof it was. He said he then shook it to dry it off of any water residue.”

But he claimed he did not lock it and it was on a text message screen and he activated the camera and while drying it ‘it may have accidentally captured images of her showering in that cubicle – that was his account.”

Hardy’s defence barrister said he had a ‘robust’ discussion with Hardy over his police account.

“He accepts what he did,” he said. “It is not the most serious offence although it was of course upsetting for the complainant.”

Hardy was given an 18 month community order with supervision, pay £150 compensation, had his phone destroyed and given a five year sexual offences banning order and will be on the sex offenders’ register for five years.

Teen With Pre-existing Health Issues Dies Inside Haunted House Attraction


Christian Faith Benge’s love of God and strong faith are what her family says they will remember most about the 16-year-old who died from a medical condition after visiting the Land of Illusion attraction Friday night.

Christian-Faith-BengeBenge, a sophomore at New Miami High School, was transported to Atrium Medical Center after collapsing inside one of the haunted houses at Land of Illusion in Madison Twp., officials said. She died at the hospital from a medical condition, according to the Warren County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy is underway, said Doyle Burke, deputy coroner.

“She got halfway through and just collapsed,” her grandmother Betty Benge said. “She was almost through it.” Christian was at the attraction with about 100 friends and family members, according to her mother, Jean Benge.

Medical officials told the family part of her heart was enlarged four times its size. “They said she was like a time bomb,” Betty Benge said.

Jean Benge told the Journal-News that her daughter was born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, which prevents the lungs from developing normally.

“The heart had to compensate for the lung … it just stopped,” she said.

Jean said her “mother instinct” kicked in as she performed CPR on her daughter.

“I did CPR until the paramedics arrived. And I trust God. He has the ultimate plan,” she said as she talked to reporters at Full Gospel Church, 2117 Eaton Road. “She’s better off than we are … because of her faith in Christ I know she’s home.”

There was no injury-causing accident that happened at the haunted park, owner Brett Oakley said.

“It was a very unfortunate situation,” Oakley said.

Christian was an active member of Full Gospel Church, where she sang in the choir, according to her family.

“Those memories of her up here singing and pouring out her heart to everyone is the fondest memory I have of her,” said Christian’s aunt Julene Adams.

Grandparents described Christian as a kind, gentle, lovable person.

“You couldn’t find a better kid than she was,” said her grandfather Ernest Benge, pastor at Full Gospel Church for more than 30 years.

“We don’t understand it, but you just survive it,” he said. “She was one of the kids you never have to correct.”

Christian was born with a very low chance of living, according to her grandfather. She sometimes had breathing problems, he said.

“I just wish there were more giving and more loving like she lived her life. She’s always been a kid that never complained, even through all the operations she went through,” he said.

Teen Accused Of Killing Mother And Raping Her Corpse Sentenced To Life In Prison


Prosecutors played a shocking recording of Kevin Davis as he admitted to police detectives that he killed his mother.

Kevin-DavisThis started day one of the punishment phase, this after he pled guilty to murder just as his trial was getting underway on Monday.

Davis admitted to killing his mother, Kimberly Hill, on March 27th inside her Corpus Christi apartment.

He was found at a residence on County Road 61 after he knocked on the door of a random residence, telling the person there that he needed help because he had just killed someone.

In the recorded interview with homicide detectives following his arrest, he tells in frighteningly calm detail, the manner of how he killed his mother.

He says how he tried to strangle her with the power cord of a video game console, but she was still screaming. He then quickly gets a hammer and strikes her several times in the back of the head.

Davis then tells investigators he put his hand inside her open head wound to move around her brain to ensure she was dead.

Davis says he wasn’t done with his mother yet, and what he admits next is beyond decription.

He tells investigators in calm detail, that he had sexual intercourse with his dead mother. Officers ask him if that was his first time, Davis admits that was his first time and deadpans, “guess I lost my virginity to a dead corpse”.

Update: On Wednesday afternoon the jury handed down a sentence of life in prison, the harshest sentence available per instructions.

Chinese Teen Kills Dog in Washing Machine for Fun


UntitledIf you are an animal lover, then be warned as this might disturb you. Jacky Lo, a Chinese teenager in Hong Kong, has sparked outrage over posting pictures of a dog in a washing machine on Facebook.

He included the following description, presumably to show it as an efficient way of bathing the poor thing: “a super quick way to wash a dog: soak, clean and dry. All Done! Clean and quick!”

Unfortunately, the dog passed away at the second washing.

The death seems not to have perturbed Lo one bit, as seen in the comments section of that very post:

Agnes: Did the dog die?
Lo: Yes, wanna see it?
Agnes: OK! You’ll certainly get famous!
Lo: Whatever, I’ve nothing to be scared of.
Agnes: Don’t delete anything from your Facebook!! Including THIS album!
Lo: I don’t care what you guys are going to do! Do I look afraid of you guys?
Agnes: So you don’t think animal cruelty is a problem?
Lo: I don’t even think human cruelty is a problem, not to mention cats and dogs!

The seemingly sociopathic teen is believed to be the son of rich parents that immigrated from mainland China, as evidenced by his other posts that feature fancy cars, bottles of champagne, and lots of cash.

The online public is now petitioning to bring Lo to justice, and the story has gained international attention. The case is currently being investigated by the Tuen Mun District police.

Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance of Hong Kong, the penalty for such cruelty to animals is a fine of HK$200,000 and imprisonment of up to three years.

Student Passes Out Pot-Laced Lollipops To Classmates: Cops


n-LOLLIPOP-large570A police chief in Connecticut says a girl handed out marijuana-laced lollipops to classmates at her high school, and one student was hospitalized.

Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza tells the Journal Inquirer that the Enfield High student acknowledged sharing the tainted lollipops, which were laced with THC, an active ingredient in marijuana. She said she received the candy in the mail from California.

The police chief says a 16-year-old girl was hospitalized overnight Monday after consuming one of the lollipops. But he says the student who brought the tainted lollipops to school denied giving any to her.

Because the student is being charged is a juvenile, she will not be arrested. Sferrazza says she’ll instead be referred to juvenile court.

Girl Arrested for Texting; Hides Phone in Her Butt


Earlier last week, an incident occurred in Wisconsin where a 14 year old girl was arrested by police officers after she was reported to the police by her school teacher for texting on her phone during class.

After the girl was caught texting by her teacher, she was requested to hand over her phone, but then refused to. Instead, the girl argued back and continued to text during her class. Frustrated at the situation, the teacher ended up calling the police, who then came to the school to question the girl. After repeated denial of ever having a phone, officer Jeffrey S. Griffin, noticed that the girl had her pant zipper undone. This lead officer Griffin to believe that the girl hid the phone in her pants.

Officer Griffin then requested for a female officer to come on location for a physical search. After a frisk down, Officer Paula Roberson retrieved a Samsung Cricket cellphone from “the buttocks area” of the girl. The girl then laughed at the situation, but was then arrested for lying to the police about not having a phone, as well as lying when the officers attempted to ask for the girl’s phone number.

After examining the phone, Officer Roberson found that the girl had used the phone during class to send a text message to her dad, and the phone itself belonged to her dad.

The 14 year old girl was charged with a misdemeanor with a bail of $298 and a mandate to appear in court. The girl was not allowed to go back to school for several days, and would be charged with trespassing if she was found to be on school grounds during her suspension.

Do you think the teacher, officers and school went too far for a texting incident with a 14 year old girl? Or do you feel that justice was rightly served? Has technology gone to the point where things like SMS texting during school is considered criminal?

Wait, What?: Armpit Fire Leads To Car Crash, Three Injured


A teenager crashed his SUV Sunday morning after a passenger used a lighter to set his armpit hair on fire, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened at 5:30 a.m. on Columbia Road between Meridian and Linder roads. Eighteen-year-old Tristan Myers was driving when his front-seat passenger, a 16-year-old boy, set Myers’ armpit hair on fire. The driver lost control of the Ford Bronco, rolling the vehicle.

Two girls in the backseat, ages 15 and 16, were thrown from the vehicle. Myers, his front-seat passenger, and a 17-year-old boy remained in the vehicle. None of the teens were wearing seatbelts, deputies say.

Three of the teenagers were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Myers first said he had swerved to avoid an animal in the road, but the truth emerged after deputies talked to all the teens.

Myers, who deputies say was speeding and driving erratically before the crash, was cited for inattentive driving. The lighter-wielding passenger was ticketed for interfering with the driver’s safe operation of a vehicle.