This weeks sexual assault against children by your local police
NYPD cop accused of raping girlfriend’s teen daughter
By Natasha Velez
An off-duty NYPD sergeant carried on a sexual relationship with his girlfriend’s underage daughter for a year and a half before the child reported it to police, cops said Wednesday.
Vladimir Krull, 37, allegedly carried out the relationship with the girl, 14, in The Bronx, while he was dating her mother, according to sources.
He and the mother have since split, a police source said.
The child told police they started the inappropriate relationship in September 2013 and continued it through Sunday, when she reported it, according to a criminal-court complaint.
Krull was assigned to the Midtown North Precinct.
He joined the force in July 2004 and was promoted to sergeant in 2013. Krull earned $112,185 last year, according to public records.
He was arrested Tuesday afternoon and has been charged with rape, criminal sex act, sexual misconduct, endangering the welfare of a child, forcible touching and sex misconduct, cops said. He is suspended without pay.
Veteran Miami-Dade officer accused of possessing child porn
James Edwards arrested while on house arrest from prior case
Author: Andrew Perez,
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. -
A veteran Miami-Dade police sergeant is back in jail facing charges on 12 counts of possessing child pornography.
James Edwards was arrested Thursday and taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
The 27-year veteran officer was already on house arrest from an open case from August.
According to documents, Edwards was first arrested after he brought two teen brothers to his home to do some landscaping.
He allegedly admitted to giving the teens marijuana, the drug "Molly" and then began touching himself and masturbating in front of the minors.
It was after that arrest that detectives began examining his electronics.
Several hard drives and computers were removed from the residence, according to sources. Several explicit images and videos of underage boys engaging in sexual acts were uncovered during the investigation.
The images and videos were sent to a doctor, who confirmed the boys were underage.
Sources said some of the images were downloaded from the Internet and others were generated by Edwards himself.
Edwards also faces charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and exhibition.
Wewoka police officer sentenced for rape of 15-year-old
OKLAHOMA CITY —A former Wewoka police officer was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday after he pleaded guilty to second-degree rape.
According to the attorney general's office, former Officer Trever Blackwell had sex with a 15-year-old girl while on duty between August 2011 and January 2012.
The crimes, some of which occurred in a cop car, took place while the girl was taking part in Wewoka PD's Explorer program.
Blackwell will be required to register as a sex offender after being released from prison.
Coroner questions police in cop's case
Cincinnati police have closed the criminal case of former officer Darrell Beavers, without doing any DNA testing to determine who else might have been involved in the sexual activity that took place in his false police substation scheme. Police said the $10,000 cost to do DNA testing was too expensive – comments Hamilton County's coroner questions.
"We never said, 'No, we're not going to do this' or 'This is going to cost $10,000,' " Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco said.
Beavers pleaded guilty in June to illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and attempted tampering with evidence and was sentenced to one year in prison. Last week, a judge allowed Beavers to leave prison to serve six months in the Hamilton County Justice Center and the rest of his sentence under house arrest.
Beavers, a Cincinnati police officer since 2002, set up two fake police substations where police said, and evidence indicated, that frequent sexual activity took place. After Beavers' guilty plea and sentence, police dropped the case. The Enquirer asked why, and why no DNA testing was done to see if others, especially police officers, were involved.
Police spokeswoman Tiffaney Hardy told The Enquirer on Thursday that the $10,000 cost to test DNA from the Beavers case was prohibitive. As a result, police closed the case.
"We're still processing the evidence, so I don't know why they'd say that," coroner Sammarco said of Cincinnati police.
When contacted Monday, Hardy said she'd look into the issue.
Chief Jeffrey Blackwell reopened the case last fall. Bedding from the substation was submitted to the coroner's office for DNA testing. The difficulty, Blackwell said at the time, is getting police to voluntarily submit to DNA testing if DNA other than Beavers' is found. The case, Hardy said, was closed "unless other victims or people come forward."
At Beavers' sentencing, police said they asked Beavers to talk to them about who else, including other police officers, might have been involved, but he refused.
"We have quite a few stains on sheets, several semen stains," Sammarco said.
Sammarco admits other samples are needed to compare against the stains, but wonders why police haven't contacted her recently about this and haven't even passed along Beavers' DNA which was taken as part of the investigation.
That may not be an issue now.
Upon entering prison, all Ohio inmates have DNA taken by having the insides of their mouths swabbed. Now, Beavers' DNA can be requested by Sammarco from the state prison system. If anyone other than Beavers' DNA is found at the scene, that means others were involved.