Holiday, FL: A 54-year-old Florida man has been arrested after allegedly trying to perform an exorcism on his 80-year-old girlfriend.
Police say on Monday, David Edward Benes grabbed the woman at the home they share in Holiday, holding her down and telling her he was going to “exorcise her and get the devil out of her,” the Tampa Bay Times reported.
He then allegedly took her car keys and “dismantled the garage” to prevent her from leaving, according to an affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun. The complaint also states he took the batteries out of all the phones in the residence so she couldn’t call for help.
The woman said that when she fell asleep, Benes began “exorcising” her, though it’s unclear from the complaint exactly what that entailed.
It’s also unclear who ultimately contacted police, but according to the Times, authorities found her crying outside of the home with bruises and scratches on her arms. Benes was passed out drunk on the couch at the time and was charged with battery on a person 65 years or older and false imprisonment.
Middlesborough, UK: A 35-year-old man was sentenced to 14 years in jail after he pleaded guilty to convincing minors to send him sexual videos sometimes by posing as Justin Bieber online, according to BBC News. Police reportedly found 800 illicit videos in Robert Hunter’s possession. He targeted hundreds of underage girls and boys from all over the world.
Hunter used Facebook, Skype, and MSN to communicate with the young victims, according to Sky News.
Sarasota, FL: A man who robbed a convenience store begged the store clerk not to call police and said he would pay back the money he had stolen, Sarasota Police said. Surveillance video showed Fabian Morrison, 21, entering a 7-11 with a three-foot-long stick and demanding money from the clerk, according to a news release from the Sarasota Police Department.
Sarasota, FL: Traci Batcher alledgedly drank a few drinks at the Thirsty Turtle Bar in Sarasota, then entered the mens’ room before deciding to come out of her shell by shedding her clothes and returned to the bar stark naked.