A young girl has denied making up claims she was sexually assaulted because she wasn’t allowed to wear a white dress on her sister’s communion day.The 15 year old was giving evidence against a 37 year old man who is accused of sexually assaulting her twice at her sister’s communion party in Co Donegal in April 24th, 2010.The girl, who was aged 10 at the time, denied she made up the claims because she was not the centre of attention at her home on the day. The girl gave evidence against a man she had called her ‘uncle’ because her family were so close to him.However, barrister for the accused Mr Peter Nolan, said the reality was that she made up the claims.He said she told a li and now it had turned into a monster.However the girl told Letterkenny Circuit Court the man sat beside the girl on a sofa, put his hand on her knee and then moved his hand up her leg and touched her private parts.She said the incident lasted up to three minutes.But Mr Nolan said this was not believable as nobody else in the room, up to nine young people, had seen any of this happening.The girl said she was shocked and ran upstairs to hide under her mother’s bed.She then claimed the man came upstairs and then sexually assaulted her again.The girl’s mother said the accused was a friend of hers whom she had collected in her car and they bought wine together for the communion party.She denied claims that her daughter was in a bad mood as she wasn’t allowed wear white because it was her sister’s communion day.The woman said that when she heard the claims that her daughter had been assaulted, she sent another daughter to get the man.Mr Nolan said he found it bizarre that a mother would send her daughter to approach a man whom it had been claimed sexually assaulted another daughter.When the accused man came down, an altercation took place and she slapped the man and he slapped her back.She denied being drunk but admitted enjoying the party and drinking wine.A neighbour said she knew there was something wrong in the house when she hard a lot of crying and shouting in the house.She said she came out into the garden and found a man who said h was being accused of touching one of the young girls.The alleged victim and his sister then arrived out and hugged the woman and they claimed one of them had ben assaulted by the man.Judge John O’Hagan asked who contacted the Gardai and was told it was another friend in the house.The case continues today (FRI).GIRL DENIES SHE MADE UP SEX ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS BECAUSE SHE COULDN’T WEAR WHITE AT COMMUNION PARTY was last modified: February 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:communiondonegalsex assault
John Soderman Posted: April 11, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) — A man was found dead under suspicious circumstances Wednesday inside an SUV that plowed through the front gate of a South Bay public storage business and crashed to a halt against a building, officials said.Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle heading north on Industrial Boulevard in Chula Vista at low speed shortly after noon with the unidentified driver slumped over the steering wheel, according to police.Reaching a “T” intersection alongside the northbound lanes of Interstate 5, the tan SUV struck the closed front gate of L Street Self Storage, pushing it open, Lt. Eric Thunberg said. The vehicle then continued on, rolling over the grounds of the business until it struck a structure.Officers arrived to the find the sole occupant of the SUV dead, with suspicious injuries visible on his body, Thunberg said. The only obvious damage to the vehicle appeared to have occurred when it struck the building, he said.Homicide detectives and personnel with the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office were called in to investigate the death, which was believed to likely have resulted either from a fatal assault or a suicide, the lieutenant said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 11, 2018 John Soderman, Police investigating suspicious death outside Chula Vista storage facility
In this file photo taken on 25 July 2016, US Representative Elijah Cummings speaks during Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump was hit with new accusations of racism Saturday after he attacked a prominent African-American lawmaker and branded the majority black city of Baltimore an “infested mess.”Trump’s outburst came in a series of sharply worded tweets aimed at Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings — a high-profile critic of Trump’s administration whose district covers much of Baltimore.”Cumming (sic) District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” the president wrote, calling it “the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.””No human being would want to live there,” he said — in an attack ostensibly provoked by Cummings’ criticism of the harsh conditions facing would-be asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border.The morning diatribe ignited a storm of criticism, less than two weeks after the House of Representatives condemned Trump for “racist” comments targeting four first-term Democratic congresswomen who are ethnic minorities.The top Democrat in Congress, Nancy Pelosi, accused Trump of a “racist” attack on a “champion… of civil rights and economic justice, a beloved leader in Baltimore, and deeply valued colleague.””We all reject racist attacks against him,” wrote Pelosi — who was born in Baltimore and whose father served as mayor of the city.Former vice president Joe Biden — the Democratic frontrunner to challenge Trump in 2020 — called out the president directly on Twitter.”It is despicable for you to attack him and the people of Baltimore this way,” Biden wrote. “Once again you have proved yourself unfit to hold the office. A president is supposed to lift this nation up. Not tear it down.”This file photo taken on 31 January 2014, shows Baltimore, Maryland, is reflected in a still and icy Inner Harbour. Photo: AFPThere was similar condemnation from half a dozen White House candidates including Cory Booker, who tweeted footage of a black CNN anchor and Baltimore native who broke down on air while reacting to the attack on his hometown.”This is painful. This is a moral, defining moment in America,” wrote Booker. “Silence is toxic complicity.”‘Disgraceful’ Democratic 2020 contender Kamala Harris, who like Booker is black, said she was “proud” to have her campaign headquarters in Cummings’ district and called Trump’s attack “disgraceful.”The city’s Democratic Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young — also black — rejected Trump’s rhetoric, calling it “hurtful and dangerous.””It was a total insult,” he told reporters. “We’re not going to ignore anyone degrading Baltimore city and its effective leadership, no one.”The editorial board of the city’s newspaper, The Baltimore Sun, took a direct swipe at Trump in a scathing column which concluded that it is “better to have a few rats than to be one.”A historic port city of 600,000 people, Baltimore presents a mixed picture, with both handsome and affluent neighbourhoods and poverty-stricken districts. It has one of the country’s highest murder rates.In this file photo taken on 12 April 2019, a man walks by a mural painting on a rainy day in the McElderry Park area in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo: AFPCummings’ district is more than 50 percent black — and the city of Baltimore as a whole, more than 60 per cent.Cummings himself tweeted: “Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors. It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.”As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings — one of the most prominent African Americans in Congress — has launched investigations into Trump administration policies, including reports of poor treatment at migrant detention centres.”Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous,” Trump charged.He attacked Cummings again Saturday evening after spending the day at Trump National Golf Club outside Washington.”Elijah Cummings spends all of his time trying to hurt innocent people through ‘Oversight.’ He does NOTHING for his very poor, very dangerous and very badly run district!,” the president tweeted, adding the hashtag #BlacksForTrump2020.The broadside was reminiscent of Trump’s recent, racially charged onslaught against four young Democratic women lawmakers, who he said should “go back” to the “crime infested” places they came from. In fact, three were born in the US and all are American citizens.Trump denies accusations of racism — and has made a point of pushing for the release of US rapper A$AP Rocky, held in Sweden on assault charges, in an apparent effort to curb his unpopularity with black voters.But his calculated targeting of the “Squad” — as the four are known — was widely seen as a bid to galvanize his mostly white electoral base as he gears up for next year’s re-election battle.
By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore EditorBusiness Name: Different RegardWhat: A men’s clothing and accessories boutique (that also sells some women’s garments) located in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore. The current location opened in 2011.Owners: Steven White and Dominick DavisAddress: 825 N. Charles StreetHours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.Phone: 410.225.3777Steven White is co-owner of Different Regard, a men’s clothing boutique in Mt. Vernon. (Photo by Sean Yoes)From the website: “Since inception, DifferentRegard has aimed to provide the modern gentleman a classic style with a modern edge. We are a Maryland made clothing brand that designs luxurious well-tailored garments created in-house for those who have an uncompromising vision of style and quality. We design for the professional, personal, and social lifestyle. We believe your clothing helps promotes your lifestyle growth. We create not just fashion-forward clothing, but a lifestyle and attitude.”