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  • Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced To 60 Years For Sexually Exploiting Children

    07/28/2020 4:46:09 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | July 28, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Florida
    Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Todd Joseph Simmerman (30, Titusville) to 60 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting two minors and committing the offenses while required to register as a sex offender. The court also ordered Simmerman to forfeit the electronic device he had used to commit the offenses.Simmerman had pleaded guilty on January 27, 2020.According to court documents, in 2013, Simmerman pleaded guilty to traveling to meet a child to engage in unlawful sexual conduct, after using a computer to lure a child, in violation of Florida law. As part...
  • Justice Department Secures $150,000 in Lost Wages and Damages for Victim of Racial Discrimination in Case Against Brevard County, Florida

    07/28/2020 3:43:27 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies ^ | July 28, 2020 | DOJ
    Justice Department today announced that it has reached a settlement with Brevard County, Florida, resolving its race discrimination lawsuit against the county.The suit alleged that the county violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it fired Deidre Jackson, an African-American communications specialist in its Space Coast Tourism Office. Title VII is a federal statute that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, and religion. “No one should suffer the indignity of losing her job because of the color of her skin. To that end, the Department of Justice will vigorously enforce...
  • Florida police organization offers to hire cops who were fired or resigned over police misconduct

    06/08/2020 5:45:24 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 25 replies
    cnn, ^ | June 8, 2020 | By Alicia Lee, CNN
    As the cries for police reform grow louder across the nation, some police departments are holding their officers accountable, firing or suspending those accused of excessive force during recent protests. One Florida police organization has said it will re-hire those very officers accused of misconduct, and that offer is prompting outrage. On Saturday, the Brevard County chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police posted a message on Facebook addressed to the "Buffalo 57" and "Atlanta 6," saying that it was "hiring."
  • DNA Could Link As Many as 25 Victims to Alleged ‘Pillowcase Rapist’: Authorities

    01/23/2020 10:21:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | January 23, 2020 | Curt Anderson
    A DNA match has led to a Florida man prosecutors suspect is the “pillowcase rapist” responsible for numerous sexual assaults of women in the Miami area during the 1980s. Robert Koehler, 60, was arrested over the weekend in Brevard County and was being held without bond Thursday after his transfer to a Miami jail. He faces charges in one assault though authorities say as many as 25 victims could be involved. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said it will take time to locate victims and determine if there is enough evidence to prosecute all of these cases. The rapes...
  • Florida man says he had sex with stolen pool toys instead of raping women

    06/18/2019 8:20:42 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    A Florida burglary suspect told police that he’s stolen a number of inflatable pool toys so he could have sex with them instead of raping women, a report said. The suspect, 35-year-old Christopher William Monnin, allegedly broke into a number of homes in the city of Palm Bay in Brevard County that have private pools and stole the inflatables, the Miami Herald reported, citing a police report from the sheriff’s office.
  • Florida woman shoots boyfriend for snoring too loudly

    03/09/2019 5:03:46 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 59 replies
    news4JAX ^ | March 9, 2019 | Garrett Pelican
    Lorie Morin, 47, is charged with attempted murder in the shooting--- Brevard County Sheriff's Office A central Florida woman is under arrest after her boyfriend told investigators she shot him during a domestic dispute over how loudly he snores. ... the couple had been playing cards and drinking for hours at the woman’s home in Cocoa,... More Headlines: Florida woman charged with stealing rental car says 'Demons took it' Florida man's replica RPG didn't get by airport security Florida man ends SWAT standoff for a slice of pizza .... Lorie Michelle Morin, 47, told investigators that she was handing her...
  • Gay man who said he had sex with Obama running for mayor in Florida

    11/03/2018 6:25:25 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    Pink News ^ | Nov. 2, 2018 | Josh Jackman
    A convicted felon who has claimed that he had gay sex with President Barack Obama is running to become mayor of a Florida town. Larry Sinclair gave a speech at the National Press Club in 2008, while Obama was running for President, alleging that the then-Senator bought and smoked cocaine and had sex with him in 1999.  Sinclair, who has served prison time in Arizona, Florida and Colorado for forgery, fraud and larceny, is now campaigning to win the mayor’s seat in Cocoa, a town of around 19,000 people, in the November 6 election. The South Carolina native has...
  • Sheriff: Get a Gun, Police Respond in Minutes But Criminals Take Lives in Seconds

    06/13/2017 6:41:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 6/13/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Monday, Florida’s Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey doubled down on last week’s pro-self-defense comments by making clear that police respond to 911 calls in minutes but criminals take lives in mere seconds. On June 9 Breitbart News reported Ivey’s earlier comments, wherein he urged citizens to get a gun, get mentally prepared, and let terrorists scratch and claw to defend their own lives for a change.
  • Bullet lodges in Florida man's testicles after wife shoots him, deputies say

    04/07/2016 8:02:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    WKMG ClickOrlando ^ | March 31 - April 1, 2016 | WKMG ClickOrlando
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - A bullet lodged in a Brevard County man's testicles after he was shot by his 60-year-old wife in an argument over an affair, according to authorities. Victoria Reid was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon domestic violence and aggravated assault domestic violence. According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Reid had a gun and confronted her husband of 16 years to discuss his affair. Reid demanded that her husband sit on the couch and told him that she was going to maim him and give him post-traumatic stress disorder, which she said...
  • Ohio Fugitive on Lam Since 1959 Caught in Florida

    05/05/2015 11:31:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Authorities in Florida say a ruse to get a man's fingerprints led to his arrest as a convicted killer who escaped an Ohio prison farm and disappeared for most of six decades. Brevard County deputies say investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service in Ohio sought help to check out the man while chasing leads about Frank Freshwaters, an Akron man who escaped in 1959. Major Tod Goodyear says they created a ruse to get the man to sign papers, then matched the fingerprints to those from the decades-old arrest. Goodyear says they watched the man for a week, then confronted...
  • Northrop Grumman announces larges(t) expansion project in the country

    05/17/2014 10:43:34 AM PDT · by shove_it · 37 replies
    HometownNews ^ | 16 May 2014 | Chris Fish
    BREVARD -- Brevard County will soon be the home of the largest economic development project in the country, officials said. The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast announced on May 8 that Northrop Grumman Corporation has selected Brevard County for an expansion project that could create 1,800 jobs, with an average annual salary of $100,000. The project was secretly known as "Project Magellan" throughout the due diligence phase, as part of a confidentiality agreement between the company and the Space Coast, officials said. Northrop Grumman plans to invest approximately $500 million in new capital investments at Melbourne International Airport,...
  • CAIR tries to ban professor’s speech on ‘The Islamic Threat to America’

    08/11/2013 10:37:50 PM PDT · by South40 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/11/2013
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) continues its epic struggle to understand the First Amendment. In the latest incident, the Muslim civil liberties group has asked government officials in Brevard County, Florida to deny the use of a county-owned meeting room to a group CAIR has tagged as “an anti-Muslim hate group,” reports the Orlando Sentinel.
  • Man, boat flying foreign flag with Arabic lettering wash ashore in restricted area of Cape Canaveral

    12/10/2010 5:46:25 PM PST · by Islander7 · 48 replies · 1+ views
    FOX 35 ^ | Dec 8, 2010 | By Derrol Nail
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A man is sitting in the Brevard County jail mostly because won't say who he is, or what he was doing when he beached a boat north of Port Canaveral. He's been given the name "John Doe" after he gave several name that couldn't be verified. The man also couldn't prove he owned the boat and wouldn't tell authorities where he was going.
  • Credit Union Customer [with CCW] Takes Down Attempted Robber

    04/30/2010 5:32:54 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 32 replies · 857+ views
    WESH Orlando ^ | April 29, 2010 | Staff
    PALM BAY, Fla. -- A local bank customer was hailed as a hero Thursday night for taking down a man who said he was down on his luck and he decided to commit a robbery. Floyd Francis gave up instantly, police said, and he was taken to the Brevard County Jail. "I drew my gun on him and put him down," Ruben Torres said. In a hand-written confession, Francis said he tried to rob the Space Coast Credit Union in Palm Bay because he needed money. He wrote, "I make music for a living, but tings not working out right...
  • Brush fires starting to grow; Crist declares emergency (Florida fires growing- evacuations ordered)

    05/12/2008 12:49:50 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 76 replies · 228+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 12 May 2008
    Firefighters are starting to have some problems this afternoon with area brushfires, especially in Brevard County. Two Palm Bay schools have been evacuated, and a fire near Malabar is drawing a lot of concern. Follow the updates on our Breaking News blog.
  • Landlord Will Not Renew Abortion Clinic Lease

    08/19/2005 1:44:57 PM PDT · by moonman · 28 replies · 707+ views
    Local Radio News | Local Radio News
    I just heard on a local radio station in the Melbourne, FL. area that the landlord of the only abortion clinic in Brevard County is not renewing the lease. He stated that he needs the property to expand his 'X-rated Internet Porn' site business. The operator of the abortion clinic said that they will re-open at 'an undisclosed' location.
  • Students Free to Show The Passion of the Christ

    02/02/2005 1:15:51 PM PST · by ArcLight · 3 replies · 441+ views
    In a statement issued yesterday evening, Florida’s Indian River Community College (IRCC) overturned its prohibition on a student-organized screening of The Passion of the Christ. IRCC made the decision after the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) took the case of the Christian Student Fellowship (CSF), which wanted to show the film, to the national media. IRCC’s statement confirmed that the college had not enforced its policies on public expression consistently and according to constitutional guidelines. Late last week, CSF also reported that IRCC has rescinded its authoritarian requirement that a faculty advisor monitor all student organization meetings.
  • Special Edition 02/02/03

    02/02/2003 10:15:07 AM PST · by Prov1322 · 482+ views
    Florida Today ^ | 02/02/03