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Kevin Gray, a priest at Sacred Heart Church in Waterbury, Connecticut, is expected to turn himself in after being charged with siphoning $1.3 million from church coffers to pay for his secret gay lifestyle.
After a lengthy investigation, the authorities have charged Gray with first-degree larceny, which could carry a 20-year sentence if he's eventually convicted. Apparently for the past seven years Gray has been spending church money to fund trips to New York and pay for sessions with male escorts, and he also racked up $200,000 in restaurant bills including a large tab at Tavern on the Green.
No word on how much he spent on tickets to Madonna concerts, rare vintage copies of Playbill, body glitter, and vodka sodas on Fire Island. But while it's a terrible thing he's been bilking money from his congregation (and also lied and told his congregation that he had cancer), at least there's one priest behind bars who isn't in trouble for touching his parishioners.
A 50-year-old man who had been on a tour at the city pound was charged with having sex with a pit bull, prosecutors said in court today.
Gerardo Perez, of the 2500 block of West 38th Street, was charged with having sexual conduct with an animal, a felony, and burglary, according to police.
Perez was arrested after he and a group took a tour of the Chicago Animal Care and Control Facility at 2741 S. Western Ave. on May 29, prosecutors said.
After the man broke off from the tour group, an employee of the facility spotted him going into a restricted area, prosecutors said. After the employee told the man to leave the restricted area, the man left but returned a short time later.
The student, who asked to remain anonymous because she is planning to pursue a career in philosophy, said in an e-mail that she began to feel uncomfortable around Mr. McGinn at the start of the spring semester a year ago. Her discomfort hit a high point in April, she wrote, "when he began sending me extremely inappropriate and uncomfortable messages, which continued until the beginning of the summer."
Mr. Yelle, along with two professors with whom the student has worked, described one message in which they said Mr. McGinn wrote that he had been thinking about the student while masturbating.
Advocates of Mr. McGinn, however, say that the correspondence may have been misinterpreted when taken out of context.
Edward Erwin, a supporter of Mr. McGinn who is a professor of philosophy at the University of Miami, said Mr. McGinn was working on a book about human evolution and the hand. Part of the reason Mr. McGinn was sending messages that could be interpreted as sexually explicit, Mr. Erwin said, was probably because of communication about that research.
A California teenager is suing United Airlines after she said the company did nothing to prevent a fellow passenger from joining the mile-high club with himself.
Monica Amestoy, 18, claims that while flying from New York to Los Angeles last October, she noticed the man fueling his pocket rocket, Courthouse News reported.
Amestoy, who is represented by Gloria Allred, says she allerted a flight attendant, who got the man to stop, but as soon as the attendant left, "the perpetrator exposed his penis and started to masturbate again," Amestoy's complaint states.
She complained again, but says the flight crew told her there was nothing more they could do, according to CBS LA.
She also says she was told she could not relocate because there were no empty seats in her class, according to KABC.
The flight crew allegedly took no further action to stop or relocate the man, even when Amestoy continued to complain.
Amestoy's father reported the incident to police, and the in-flight masturbator pleaded guilty.
An FBI spokesman said they were responding to the incident and that the agent had shot and killed the man "while conducting official duties".
NBC News quoted unnamed sources as saying the suspect had tried to attack an agent.
Tsarnaev died in a shootout with police days after the deadly marathon blasts.
Anonymous law enforcement officials and a friend of the man in Orlando said he had been killed on Tuesday night.
FBI spokesman Dave Couvertier said in a statement: "The agent encountered the suspect while conducting official duties.
Cat owner Yvonne Birch has had her feline friend Cleo return home shaved for the second time in months - and she is not happy about it.
"I wish whoever did it would own up and tell me the problem they have," Ms Birch said.
"Or just stop shaving my f***ing cat."