California mother, boyfriend held for murder of 3-year-old daughter

Stories like this always leave me just a little confused. How can any parent allow this to happen to any child anywhere never mind one of their own?

Was the mother an eager participant or a docile onlooker? I still can’t figure out which is more evil. And yet. Another one of the great mysteries of the universe, that it is those who are least likely to look after their offspring that have the highest fecundity.

Though the manner in which this poor child died is painful, I know for a fact she is in a better place. May she rest in peace and may these two get their comeuppance.

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Kayleigh Slusher, 3,  was found sexually abused and beaten to death in her Napa home. Her mother, Sara  Krueger, 23, and her mother’s boyfriend, Ryan Scott Warner, 26, are facing  charges of homicide and murder with special circumstances.

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Sara Krueger poses with Kayleigh among the many photos of the two Krueger posted on her Facebook account. Now, she’s accused of murdering the little blond haired girl.

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Sara Krueger poses with Kayleigh  among the many photos of the two Krueger posted on her Facebook account. Now,  she’s accused of murdering the little blond haired girl.

A young mother and her boyfriend were arrested Sunday about 24 hours after  police found the woman’s 3-year-old daughter sexually assaulted and beaten to  death in their Napa, Calif., home, police say.

Sara Krueger, 23, and Ryan Scott Warner, 26, were found around 11 a.m. near  a Bay Area Rapid Transit train station in El Cerrito del Norte about 30 miles  south of their Napa home.Krueger and her boyfriend, Ryan Scott Warner, 26, face charges of homicide and murder with special circumstances.

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Krueger and her boyfriend, Ryan Scott  Warner, 26, face charges of homicide and murder with special circumstances.

Little Kayleigh Slusher, 3, was found sexually abused and beaten to death  around 1 p.m. Saturday.

The tiny blond-haired tot would have been 4 in May, police said.

Sara Krueger, 23, was arrested with her boyfriend Sunday after police found her 3-year-old daughter sexually abused and beaten to death.

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Sara Krueger, 23, was arrested with  her boyfriend Sunday after police found her 3-year-old daughter sexually abused  and beaten to death.

The cold-hearted mother and her boyfriend were seen leaving their home with  luggage around 10 a.m. Saturday.

Both face charges of homicide and murder with special circumstances. There  could be a sexual assault charge, as well.

On social media, Krueger raved about how little Kayleigh made her ‘a better person.’

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On social media, Krueger raved about  how little Kayleigh made her ‘a better person.’

An autopsy was set for Monday. The girl’s biological father, an inmate at San  Quentin State Prison, has been told of the girl’s death, KTVU-TV reported.

The family’s Napa apartment was the scene of a vigil for little Kayleigh on  Sunday. Photos show a pink and white Hello Kitty bicycle, with training wheels  attached, sitting on the porch.

Kayleigh Slusher, 3, was found sexually abused and beaten to death around 1 p.m. Saturday in her family’s Napa, Calif., home.

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Kayleigh Slusher, 3, was found  sexually abused and beaten to death around 1 p.m. Saturday in her family’s Napa,  Calif., home.

About 50 people gathered with candles to remember the little girl, who is  shown smiling in photos on her mother’s Facebook page.

Krueger describes herself on social media as a “Full Time Mommy! :)” and has  captioned several photos of Kayleigh as her “beautiful little girl.”

The building property manager says that everything went downhill after Krueger’s boyfriend moved in with her 10 months ago.

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The building property manager says  that everything went downhill after Krueger’s boyfriend moved in with her 10  months ago.

Krueger’s handle on Instagram is “kayleighsmami.” She describes herself as  “the proud mommy of a beautiful and smart lil girl named Kayleigh. She’s my  world. She’s made me a better person :)”

“I can’t believe it, I just can’t,” Kindra Kunkel, a friend of Krueger’s, told the San Francisco Chronicle as she sobbed over the  loss. “This is not Sara. This is not the girl I know. She fought so hard for her  little girl.”

Friends and neighbors gather for a memorial service for little Kayleigh, who authorities believe was killed by her mother and her mother’s boyfriend.

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Friends and neighbors gather for a  memorial service for little Kayleigh, who authorities believe was killed by her  mother and her mother’s boyfriend.

The boyfriend, Warner, “moved in about 10 months ago, and it all went  downhill from there,” the building’s property manager, Elizabeth Chechourka told KTVU-TV.

Cops had responded multiple times, she said, on noise violations and reports  from neighbors that the girl had been abused.

Police were reportedly at the home just a week before the girl was  killed.

A makeshift memorial formed on the steps near the apartment where Kayleigh was found dead Saturday.

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A makeshift memorial formed on the  steps near the apartment where Kayleigh was found dead Saturday.

“Management sent a letter to them about two and a half weeks ago saying,  ‘The authorities know about you, and you need to shape up or you’re gonna lose  your housing,'” Chechourka told the station.

Police told reporters that Warner and Krueger have past criminal records,  including drug charges.

The special-circumstances murder charge make the couple eligible for a life  without parole sentence, if convicted — or the possibility of the death  penalty, the Chronicle reported.

The accused are schedule to appear in court around 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time on  Tuesday.

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Woman, 20, Sentenced to ‘gang rape’ by Village Court in East India

Sorry to do this to you guys but as long as horrifying stories like this one continue to make the headlines, I will continue to highlight them.

My prayer and hope is that as these stories continue to come up, other victims of such abuse and degradation will step forward and name their attackers; that such women will no longer be stigmatized or blamed for being raped; that more men will come to acknowledge the fact that a woman has a right to only have consensual sex and nothing else, even within marriage; that rape in and of itself has more to do with a brutal show of power than an inability to control lustful urges. That it could happen to anyone…even men.

I hope that more men will begin to see these victims as their sisters, friends, mothers, rather than as sex objects who got exactly what they were looking for.

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Kangaroo court orders Indian woman to be gang-raped by 13 men for having a  relationship with a man from another village… with the ‘judges’ carrying out  the punishment

 

  • Punished  for having a relationship with a man from another village
  • She was  fined £490, but was taken away when she couldn’t pay it
  • The  ‘judges’ locked her in a shed where 13 men raped her  overnight

By Richard Shears

A 20-year-old woman has been left fighting  for her life in hospital today after a kangaroo court in India ordered her to be  gang-raped for having an affair with a youth from another village.

The brutal punishment was allegedly carried  out by the very same ‘court’ which found her guilty in a village near Suri in  west Bengal state, 150 miles from Kolkata, police said.

Police said that all 13 accused men – ten of  whom made up the kangaroo court – have since been arrested for rape. Among them  is the village headman.

Abhorrent: The 20-year-old woman, pictured arriving at a hospital in Western Bengal, was discovered with a man of another religion and was dragged to a 'village court' where elders sentenced her to be gang raped

Abhorrent: The 20-year-old woman, pictured arriving at a  hospital in Western Bengal, was discovered with a man of another religion and  was dragged to a ‘village court’ where elders sentenced her to be gang raped

Police arrest around a dozen people in connection with the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman from Birbhum District in West Bengal, India.

Police arrest around a dozen people in connection with  the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman from Birbhum District in West Bengal,  India.

The men are accused of brutalising a woman as punishment for her having an affair

The men are accused of brutalising a woman as punishment  for her having an affair

Ten of the accused took part in the kangaroo court, police said

Ten of the accused took part in the kangaroo court,  police said

The victim of the alleged rapists was left barely clinging to life

The victim of the alleged rapists was left barely  clinging to life

Despite her critical condition and clinging  to life, the female victim managed to tell her story to The Times of  India.

‘I had an affair with a man,’ she told the  paper.

‘We were dragged to a gathering where our  community headman was present. They told me to pay 50,000 rupees (£490). When I  said I couldn’t, they brutalised me.’

A doctor told the paper that the young woman  was alive ‘only because she is a tough tribal girl.’

The woman’s distraught mother said that ‘the  crime was committed by our own people.’

              
Crime scene: The woman was tied to a tree (pictured) before she was dragged to a shed and raped

Crime scene: The woman was tied to a tree (pictured)  before she was dragged to a shed and raped

Unspeakable abuse: The woman, seen surrounded by family members as she is escorted into hospital, was locked in a shed and raped overnight by 13 men, ten of which had been 'judges' in the kangaroo court which sentenced her

Unspeakable abuse: The woman, seen surrounded by family  members as she is escorted into hospital, was locked in a shed and raped  overnight by 13 men, ten of which had been ‘judges’ in the kangaroo court which  sentenced her

Disgusting crime: Some of the 13 suspects arrives in at a police station after being arrested
Disgusting crime: Some of the 13 suspects arrives in at  a police station after being arrested

She added: ‘They tortured my daughter and  dumped her home late at night. We were threatened not to go to  police.

‘We tried to go to Bolpur hospital, but they  stopped us.’

The paper said the woman was raped in a  village in the Labhpur police station area.

It was on Monday afternoon that a group of  tribal men found the woman sitting with her lover, who is from Chowhatta village  and of a different religion.

They dragged the two of them to a religious  place known as a ‘than’ where a makeshift court was hastily put together on the  orders of the tribal chieftan.

Police said that the youth was told to pay a  fine of £245 and warned that if he did not pay, men from the village would ‘have  fun with the girl.’

With no money forthcoming, the woman was  allegedly tied to a tree before she was forced into a shed and raped  continuously until Tuesday morning.

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The woman’s family were forced to remain  indoors throughout Tuesday, doing their best to care for their daughter who was  bleeding from severe injuries.

According to the Times of India, the family  managed to slip out late on Wednesday afternoon and take the woman to a health  centre, where doctors said she should be taken immediately to the nearest  hospital.

But from that hospital she was shifted on to  Suri hospital in a critical condition at night.

‘This is when the crime came to light,’ said  police officer Prashanta Chowdhury. ‘She was gang raped and the details are yet  to be investigated.’

The shocking incident is not the first time  that a woman has been punished for having an affair in the area.

Four years ago a teenage girl was stripped  and forced to walk naked through four villages, during which hundreds of people  molested her and mocked her.

They even filmed her with mobile phones,  which resulted in police moving into the area and making arrests.

The girl received a bravery award from Prime  Minister Manmohan Singh and today she lives in a state-run welfare  home.

Culled from dailymail.co.uk

The Assam Rape Festival In India Began Last Week

I came across this story on facebook and decided to investigate its authenticity. Apparently, the story was published as a satirical piece on a website famous for pushing the boundaries of good taste in its publications but many don’t know that. Granted India has remained in the news for all the wrong reasons since the gang rape of a student on a bus last year, but I do think the article below, even as a satire, has been written in very poor taste.  The part  that got me scratching my head revolves around a guy claiming he rapes his sisters and her friends “everyday.” Good grief!

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Rape in India

Pictured here is the starting of last year’s Assam Rape Festival, which locals say was a big success.

Assam, INDIA — Men in India are already beginning to celebrate as the annual Assam Rape Festival is just days away. Every non-married girl age 7-16 will have the chance to flee to safety or get raped.

Madhuban Ahluwalia who heads up the annual festival told reporters why the event is so important. “This is a long time tradition in Assam dating back thousands of years,” says Ahluwalia. “We rape the evil demons out of the girls, otherwise they will cheat on us and we will be forced to kill them. So it is necessary for everyone.”

The Assam Festival began in 43 BC when Baalkrishan Tamil Nadu raped everyone in his village of Doomdooma. Baalkrishan Tamil Nadu is remembered every year at this event, in fact the trophy given to the man with the most rapes is called “The Baalkrishan”.

24-year-old Harikrishna Majumdar told reporters that he has been training all year for this event. “I’m going to get the most rapes this year. I’ve been practicing all year. I rape my sister and her friends every day. I will be rape superstar number one! I will get the Baalkrishan prize this year for sure!”

12-year-old Jaitashri Majumdar told reporters she almost made it through last year’s festival without getting raped. “I came so close to not getting raped. I almost got to the ‘rape-free-zone’ at the edge of town, but at the last minute 9 men jumped on me and raped me. Luckily I am just recovering now so I can participate in this year’s events, otherwise I would be put to death by stoning.”

34-year-old Brian Barnett from Toronto who is visiting Assam on business told reporters he will be missing the festivities this year. “My company did not tell me anything about a rape festival happening while I was here. Are you serious, a rape festival? I’m getting the f*ck out of this backwards country tonight.”

India is second in reported rapes in the world only behind the United States, though critics are quick to point out that is only because most rapes in India go unreported. For more information about the festival or if you would like to participate, please call the 24-hour India Rape Festival hotline at (785) 273-0325

 

4 Men Gang-Rape 15-Year-Old Virgin To A Coma In Lagos

Well, here is yet another heart rending story of rape.

When this happens to virgins, babies the elderly, it always attracts so much more outrage and I get the logic. These victims are “innocent,” they don’t “deserve” such treatment, etc. The truth is, while these stories attract more sympathy, NOBODY, male or female deserves to be sexually assaulted.

In this particular case this poor girl has been left damaged for life and may never recover psychologically even if she does physically. As for the advice of never visiting male friends alone, well in this day and age when girls have a host of platonic guy friends, maybe the best advice is, just don’t go to secluded places with ’em whether alone or in a group.

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Three people have been arrested and one other declared wanted after it came to light that four of them allegedly raped a young girl to a point of coma.

The 15-year-old girl, simply identified as Vivian is currently fighting for her life in a private hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos.

It was revealed that she had gone to to collect lesson notes from her colleague, Tabiola. Tabiola then lured her to a place where three others were waiting to devour her virginity.

As soon as Tabiola walked in with Vivian, the suspects locked her inside a room where they forcefully stripped her naked.

She was then forcefully raped and was abandoned unconscious in a pool of blood

According to a police officer, who gave the name of the three apprehended suspects as Yusuf, Rasheed, Oyedepo,

“When it dawned on the suspects that the girl was unconscious, they abandoned her in the pool of her blood where she would be seen and fled from the community.  I believe that the evil guys did not expect the girl to survive.

“Anyway, as the case is, it will take the grace of God and good medical attention for the girl to survive and be normal again.  Her pelvic, according to doctor’s report, has been so battered.  She was badly injured and she lost too much blood. More so, the girl was a virgin and was forcefully deflowered.  I feel for her because she is so devastated and psychologically traumatised.”

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Ngozi Braide who confirmed the story advised young girls to be careful of male friends:

“Don’t visit your male friends alone and even when you go in company, don’t follow your male friends inside the house or a secluded areas,” she said.

 

Culled from news.naij.com

Pakistani teen digs herself out of grave after rapists bury her alive

It is cases like this that reinforce for me the fact that rape has never been about lust but rather about a display of power and hate. I thank God this young lady lived through the ordeal and will possibly help with identifying her attackers.

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The 13-year-old  girl’s attackers tried to bury her in a roadside grave, but she managed to climb  out. The rape was reported to police in the Toba Tek Singh by Siddique Mughal,  the child’s father.

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Survivors of sexual abuse participate  in a women’s rights rally in Pakistan.

A 13-year-old Pakistani girl was forced to dig herself out of her own grave  after she was buried alive by her rapists.

The girl’s father, Siddique Mughal, said his child was abducted by two men  while walking to Koran lessons in Punjab’s Toba Tek Singh district.

The attackers took the victim to an isolated area and raped her until she  was limp and unable to move, PTI reports. Thinking they had killed her, the two men  dropped her body into a shallow roadside grave and covered it up with dirt.

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But she survived.

Kainat Soomro (R) is another Pakistani victim of rape. Although she was labeled an outcast by village elders when she spoke up in 2007, Soomro continues to rally other women against sexual violence.

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Kainat Soomro (R) is another  Pakistani victim of rape. Although she was labeled an outcast by village elders  when she spoke up in 2007, Soomro continues to rally other women against sexual  violence.

The young girl clawed through the mud and yelled at passers-by until someone  took her to a nearby health clinic.

Her distraught dad then went to the police seeking justice for his daughter.  But the cops initially refused to investigate, IB Times reports.

It wasn’t until the Lahore High Court Chief Justice got involved that police  started looking into the dad’s allegations. The cops were instructed to arrest  the rapists and submit a report to the court as soon as possible.

Talking about rape is still taboo in many rural areas in Pakistan. But  activists there are working to bring the perpetrators of sexual violence to  light.

Kainat Soomro was just 13 years old when she was allegedly gang raped by  four men. Tribal elders labeled her a “black virgin” for having sex outside of  marriage. Six years after the attack, she is still encouraging other victimized  women to speak out.

 

HIV + Medical Doctor Rapes Patient on Admission in Naka, Benue State

Another case of indecent dressing I am guessing. I really hope the victim has been given the prophylactic used in cases of possible HIV infection.

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A medical doctor has been arrested by men of the Benue State Police Command for raping a female patient who was on admission in h hisospital. The alleged rapist (name withheld), is a medical practitioner with Tersoo Clinic located in Naka town of Gwer West local government area of Benue State.

It is believed that the medical doctor had reportedly tested positive to HIV and was receiving Anti Retroviral (ARV) drugs at the General Hospital Naka, before the incident occurred. Apparently, the female patient was brought to the clinic for emergency medical attention and had recovered partially before the randy medical doctor pounced on her.
The police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Daniel Ezeala confirmed the incident and said that the medical doctor had been arrested in Naka and investigation into the matter was ongoing.
Source Leadership.

 

Atiku Abubakar Vows Justice for Rape Victim Who Committed Suicide

I know a good number of Nigerians are not particularly fond of our politicians and others walking the corridors of power because we feel they could do waaay better than they do. No doubt.

However, the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has thrown himself right in the thick of the fray in a rape case where the 18 year old victim committed suicide after being gang raped by three men. I am not sure in what capacity he wants to be involved or how really he hopes to assist but as a rather powerful politician I have a funny feeling this aint just empty words on his part and believe he means well and could pull some serious strings to make sure the perpetrators are found and prosecuted.

That said, I wish more of such powerful men would take an equal stand to issues of rape and domestic violence. I also wish we had a justice system so seamless that you don’t really need any powerful people intervening in any matter for justice to be served. But well….

I borrowed the story from Linda Ikeji’s blog.

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The Nigerian police in the southern state of Bayelsa has confirmed that an 18-year-old girl committed suicide after a gang rape by three unidentified men.

The Spokesman of the state Police Command, Mr Alex Akhigbe, told newsmen in Yenagoa that the girl killed herself in Amarata, Yenagoa, Local Government Area of Bayelsa, southern Nigeria.
“I believe the deceased decided to hang herself due to the attendant shame and stigmatisation she experienced after the rape incident,” Akhigbe said.

He said that the command had launched investigation into the alleged rape charges filed by the deceased family.
One of the family members, who pleaded for anonymity, said that the girl was reportedly gang-raped last week.
“She was on errand for her elder sister and was allegedly raped at gun point by three boys who forced her into an uncompleted building.
“The girl was devastated after the incident.
“After some days she told her sister and the husband her experience. Her sister’s husband who is a Pastor, asked her to describe any of her attacker.
“She described one of the boys, but the boy could not be found; I believe Pastor counselled her (the victim).
“The pastor has promised to pursue the matter to the court.
“She swallowed a poisonous substance known as Sniper and she was discovered while groaning in pains and rushed to GloryLand Hospital.
“The victim was discovered through the note she dropped before taking the poisonous substance,” the source said.