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The Bizarre World of Florida

Manuel Gonzalez Arrested After Wife Catches Him Having Sex With Family’s Chihuahua February 10, 2015

A bizarre case of animal cruelty has surfaced in Palm Beach County. Authorities say sadly it’s part of a bigger problem that doesn’t seem to be going away in South Florida.

Marc-GonzalezManuel Ramon Gonzalez, 61, of Wellington pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and sexual activity with an animal.

Investigators say he was engaging in sexual acts with the family dog—a Chihuahua—when his wife caught him on their home security surveillance cameras.

Officials have also seen other bizarre cases, like a caged dog with its mouth duct-taped shut, dogs with burns and hoarders with dozens of animals.

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control says it responds to about 30,000 calls a year and about about half of them are possible abuse cases.

“We do see a lot of it. A lot of times we wish there was more we could do. We wish there was stronger laws. We wish people would immediately go to jail and stay there,” said Capt. Dave Walesky, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.

In 2007 The Humane Society of the United States says almost 65% of animal cruelty cases involved dogs, 18% involved cats and 25% were other animals.

According to Pet-Abuse.com, Florida is the number one state in the country for the most severe animal crimes.

“It just doesn’t make sense why people do things like that. It’s really unexplainable from my perspective. There’s no reason to justify something like that,” Capt. Walesky said.

“I wouldn’t say that necessarily there’s been an increase in any one area. But we do see enough of it that you know, it’s kind of like enough’s enough. When is it gonna stop?”  he added.

 

Walter Johnson, 60, Accused Of Getting 12-Year-Old Pregnant January 15, 2015

A 60 year-old man has been arrested and accused of getting a 12-year-old Jacksonville girl pregnant.

Walter-JohnsonAction News is speaking to that young girl’s family. To protect that girl, we’re concealing the faces of family members, who tell us they have a hard time believing what happened in their home.

Behind bars is 60-year-old Walter Johnson, accused of getting a 12-year-old girl pregnant. Johnson is charged with three counts of sexual battery. We spoke with a woman who says that young girl is her relative.

“She’s nothing but 12 years old, she’s just a baby herself, it’s really hard,” that woman said.

The family said they’ve known Johnson for over 40 years. He even lived with the girl in a house in 2011 and 2012. The relative said Johnson moved out but was helping watch the girl in May. That’s when she believes he had sex with her.

“You never know who you have in your household,” the relative said.

“He was a good guy … But there is hidden secrets,” another relative said.

The family said they found out the girl was pregnant after a medical test on New Year’s Eve. Police were then contacted and Johnson was arrested.

“If it’s a child out there that’s listening, if anybody touches, please don’t be afraid to tell, tell somebody, tell somebody,” the girl’s secont relative we spoke with said.

The family said they will keep the baby.

“We going to love the baby, yeah … cause we a loving family,” the girl’s first relative we spoke with said.

Johnson is in custody at the Duval County Jail. Bond is set at $1.5 million.

A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Children and Families confirms they are investigating and providing the child with counseling resources.

 

Two Teens Accused Of Raping Girl, 15, Inside A High School Classroom

Two teenagers have been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl on the campus of Dixie Hollins High School.

The girl reported the crime to Pinellas County deputies on Monday, telling them she had been attacked in a room at the school at 4940 62nd St. N in St. Petersburg, according to a sheriff’s spokeswoman.

Detectives identified as their suspects Kelvin King, 17, of 2621 28th St. N, St. Petersburg, and Dontae Cook, 15, 4601 40th St. N, St. Petersburg. Both are students at Dixie Hollins, and records show Cook has prior arrests for trespassing and stealing cars. The disposition of those cases was not apparent from court records.

“She didn’t know either of them” before the assault, according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cristen Rensel.

Rensel would not say whether the victim attends Dixie Hollins or identify which room of the school was the location of the attack. A call to a Pinellas County School District spokeswoman late Wednesday was not returned.

Rensel said the victim said the attack had occurred during the daytime, but the spokeswoman did not know if it was before, during or after regular school hours.

King and Cook were each charged with one count of sexual battery and taken to the Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center. Detectives are continuing to investigate, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

 

Victor Nash, 18, Accused Of Choking Out His Teacher Before Raping Her September 24, 2014

An 18-year-old student from South Dade Senior High School was arrested Friday after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman two hours after dismissal, school district officials said.

Victor-NashVictor Nash faces charges of attempted felony murder, sexual battery and strong-armed robbery.

Miami-Dade schools police said the woman was not a student, but it happened at the school.

Students told Local 10 News reporter Jen Herrera that the victim was a teacher, but police have not confirmed that at this time.

According to the arrest report, Nash grabbed the woman inside a room on campus and body slammed her to the ground. While the victim struggled with Nash, he allegedly choked her until she passed out.

The report states Nash pulled the woman’s pants and underwear down and had sex with her while she was still unconscious. He then put the used condom in the victim’s purse.

Police said Nash stole the woman’s car keys and was found by police five hours later while driving the victim’s car along Southwest 312th Street and U.S. Highway 1 in Homestead.

The woman gained consciousness after Nash left the scene and notified police.

Detectives said Nash provided a full confession that was recorded.

 

Was this dude was thinking outside the bun when he focused his attention on a woman’s buns? September 3, 2014

sfl-flduh-groping-taco-bell-20140902-001A Bradenton man was charged with battery Saturday after grabbing a victim’s left butt check at a Taco Bell drive-thru window, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

Philip Neri Guerrero, 38, was arrested at 2 a.m. Saturday. According to a report, Guerrero went to the fast food location at 3710 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Once he drove up to the pick-up window, police say he got out of his car, reached inside the window and grabbed the victim’s left butt cheek.

Guerrero was released from Manatee County jail the same day on $500 bond.

 

Jury Rejects Man’s Claim He Was Sleeping When He Molested Girl August 28, 2014

Caleb-RuhCaleb Ruh, a 29-year-old Flagler County man accused two years ago of molesting a 7-year-old girl in his care, was found guilty of lewd and lascivious molestation in a jury trial that ended late this afternoon.

Ruh faces life in prison and will be designated a sexual predator. He will be sentenced on Sept. 29 by Flagler County Circuit Judge J. David Walsh.

Ruh was represented by public defender Regina Nunnally, who argued at trial that Ruh suffered from “sexsomnia” and committed the acts while asleep.

Susan Davis writing for WebMD summarizes the disorder this way: “Also called ‘sleep sex,’ sexsomnia is a type of parasomnia, where the brain is caught in transition between sleeping and waking states. As with other parasomnias — including sleepwalking, sleep talking, and, yes, sleep driving — someone who is sleep sexing can seem fully awake and aware, even as he or she is masturbating, or fondling, initiating intercourse with, or even sexually assaulting a bed partner. But he or she truly is asleep. In fact, a diagnosis of sexsomnia has been used as a defense in several rape and molestation cases in recent years.”

In Ruh’s case, a jury of five men and one women didn’t buy it. The jury issued the verdict before Walsh after deliberating 90 minutes.

Ruh, who lives in a part of southern Flagler County that has Ormond Beach addresses, was arrested on Aug. 31, 2012, following a Department of Children and Families investigation earlier into an incident that took place July 1.

Ruh, according to his arrest report at the time, had been left in charge of the 7 year old girl while her mother and a 1-year-old child went to the store. The girl told her mother that Ruh had fallen asleep on the couch, then at one point had called out the girl’s name, grabbed the girl, and tried to kiss and touch her. The girl tried to awaken Ruh, who would later say that he’d taken Xanax before falling asleep. Xanax is an anti-anxiety prescription.

The girl later confronted Ruh about it. He refused to talk about it and claimed that the incident couldn’t have happened. The girl would later tell her mother that on another occasion, Ruh had blindfolded her and put things in her mouth, with the object of the “game” being that she had to guess what it was. The child’s mother took both her children to Broward County, where, the report states, a Child Protective Team concluded that there had been “two acts of sexual violence.”

Ruh continued to insist that he did not remember what had taken place on July 1, as he did at trial.

He was initially booked on $200,000 bail. He did not have a good record while in jail, and faced additional charges, such as obstructing police and violating jail rules two or more times, a case still pending in county court, and a battery charge, what would have been a third-degree felony, though the charge was dismissed.

 

Upskirt suspect with shoe phone gets the boot August 21, 2014

A Wal-Mart shopper with a device hidden in his shoe snapped photos up a woman’s skirt in the toilet-paper aisle and in a checkout line at a Sanford store Tuesday, police said today.

sfl-flduh-upskirt-shoe-phone-20140820-001Paul Senzee, 40, of Apopka was charged with video voyeurism after he allegedly placed the device, described as iPhone or iPad, under the same woman’s skirt at the Wal-Mart at 3653 Orlando Drive.

“Senzee walked up behind the victim multiple times and extended his foot forward and under her skirt,” Shannon Cordingly, a Sanford police spokeswoman, said in a statement. “Once police are able to execute a search of Senzee’s cell phone they will be able to determine if there are additional victims.”

The alleged victim confronted Senzee after spotting his secret camera.

Police were called to the store just before 7 p.m. Tuesday after getting a call about a suspicious person.

A woman said a man later identified as Senzee “appeared to be attempting to sneak up behind her,” a report said.

When she turned to look, at the man, he quickly turned and walked away and attempted to appear to “focus on merchandise on the shelves,” according to the report.

She tried to walk away, but he followed. She spotted a hole in the top of one of his shoes but “didn’t think anything of it at the time,” the report noted.

The woman said she later noticed the same man was behind her in a checkout line but he didn’t have any merchandise to purchase.

She turned again, looked at the shoe with the hole, and the man immediately turned and walked away.

The woman said “she followed the man and stopped him with her grocery cart and asked the man to show her his shoes,” the report said.

He refused and continued to walk away.

She started yelling and an unidentified man approached Senzee and demanded he take the device out of the shoe, which he did.

Then police arrived.

“I observed Senzee wearing black in color dress shoes with a round hole cut out of the top of his right shoe,” an officer wrote in a report. “It should be noted that the tape around the camera lens of the ipod/iphone matched the color of Senzee’s shoes.”

The suspect declined to speak to the officer.

Store security found images of Senzee on surveillance video.

“I observed the recorded surveillance video which clearly showed Senzee walk up behind [the woman] while in a checkout line and extend his right foot forward and under [her] skirt multiple times,” the report said.

He was handcuffed, arrested for video voyeurism and taken to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford.

 

 
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