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Queens man faces seven years for child pornography charges
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/30/2013 at 1:48PM

A Hollis man has been arrested on multiple charges of child pornography after authorities allegedly found incriminating videos on his laptop. “This defendant is alleged to have had more than a dozen disturbing videos of children being sexually abused on his computer. These cruel acts cannot and will not be tolerated in a civilized society,” [...]

Man caught in North Carolina for 2011 South Jamaica shooting
Police Maggie Hayes 8/21/2013 at 11:29AM

A man on the run after he allegedly shot 11 people in Queens was found and arrested in North Carolina almost two years after the incident. Tyrone “Big Rumbles” Miller, 22, is charged with 11 counts of attempted murder and other crimes in the shooting at a backyard barbeque in South Jamaica in August 2011, [...]

Home health aide allegedly stole from elderly Forest Hills patient
Central Melissa Chan 7/31/2013 at 4:58PM

A home health aide has been indicted on charges she stole $55,000 from an ailing Queens senior who was under her care, authorities said. Tameka Nunes, 31, of the Bronx, faces up to 15 years in prison for grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. District Attorney Richard Brown said Nunes systematically — almost [...]

Ex-Queens teacher accused of sex with former student reconsiders guilty plea
Ex-Queens teacher accused of sex with former student reconsiders guilty plea
Police Melissa Chan 7/31/2013 at 10:12AM

The former Queens middle school teacher who pleaded guilty to statutory rape charges may withdraw his plea, his lawyer said. Daniel Reilly, 36, a married father, admitted in May to having sex multiple times at his Forest Hills home with a 14-year-old girl he used to teach, authorities said. The former sixth grade English teacher [...]

Brooklyn man collared in Queens church burglaries
Brooklyn man collared in Queens church burglaries
Police Maggie Hayes 7/23/2013 at 12:37PM

A Brooklyn man has been arrested for a series of burglaries in several Queens churches. David Spencer, 34 is charged with breaking into four churches and attempting to break into a fifth over the course of a week earlier this month. District Attorney Richard Brown said Spencer is accused of being a “one-man crime wave [...]

Queens gun buyback nets nearly 30 weapons
Queens gun buyback nets nearly 30 weapons
Police Maggie Hayes 7/01/2013 at 1:44PM

D’aja Robinson’s life was taken at the age of 14 by a stray bullet. Her Jamaica community responded by hosting a gun buyback event in an effort to get weapons off the street. On Saturday, the NYPD, district attorney and borough president put on the event at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church. Residents who came [...]

Queens elementary school teacher convicted of sexually abusing students
Queens elementary school teacher convicted of sexually abusing students
Police Cristabelle Tumola 6/20/2013 at 3:06PM

A Queens elementary school teacher who allegedly used his classroom time to prey on students has been found guilty of sexually abusing five of his former pupils. “The defendant stands convicted of being a sexual predator who made going to school a living nightmare for the five young students,” said District Attorney Richard Brown, announcing [...]

St. Albans couple pleads guilty to sex trafficking
St. Albans couple pleads guilty to sex trafficking
Police Queens Courier Staff 5/30/2013 at 3:35PM

BY LUKE TABET A St. Albans couple accused of imprisoning two young women and forcing them to work as prostitutes has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking. “These guilty pleas ensure a conviction and enable the troubled young victims in the case to move on with their lives,” said District Attorney Richard Brown. According to the [...]

Barbara Sheehan loses appeal on gun possession conviction
Barbara Sheehan loses appeal on gun possession conviction
Police Cristabelle Tumola 5/29/2013 at 9:17PM

Barbara Sheehan, the woman acquitted of fatally shooting her husband inside their Howard Beach home, has lost her appeal of a criminal weapons conviction related to the same case, District Attorney Richard Brown announced Wednesday. In its decision, the court upheld her sentence of five years in prison followed by two-and-a-half years probation for the gun [...]

Three charged with kidnapping, holding Queens man for month in $3M ransom attempt
Three charged with kidnapping, holding Queens man for month in $3M ransom attempt
Police Queens Courier Staff 5/23/2013 at 7:06AM

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Three men have been arrested for kidnapping a man off a Jackson Heights street in broad daylight and holding him in a warehouse for a month in a $3 million ransom attempt, the district attorney’s office said Wednesday. Christian Acuna, 35, of Corona, Dennis Alves, 32, of East Elmhurst, and Eduardo [...]