Posts Tagged ‘sex offenders’

Why does local news always suck?–Man arrested for having sex with vacuum in car wash

October 21, 2008

(Recreated picture of the alleged menage a trois)

Mad props to Jon for sending this and the headline which I blatantly ripped off.

THOMAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Police say a Michigan man has been arrested after “receiving sexual favors from a vacuum” at a car wash.

The Saginaw News reports the 29-year-old Swan Creek Township man was arrested Thursday in Saginaw County’s Thomas Township, about 90 miles northwest of Detroit.

Police Sgt. Gary Breidinger says a resident called to report suspicious activity at the car wash about 6:45 a.m. An officer approached on foot and caught the man in the act.

The suspect, whose name wasn’t immediately released, is being held in the Saginaw County Jail.


Karma’s a bitch-Arrogant professor who caused a mistrial as a juror gets a shot as a defendant this time around

July 24, 2008

Arrogant, psychology, and professor aren’t words that are typically used in the same sentence<end sarcasm>

STAUNTON — The Staunton grand jury directly indicted a former Mary Baldwin College psychology professor Monday on 26 counts of possession of child pornography after a student reportedly found the images on a campus desktop computer in October, according to the Staunton Police Department.

The indictments were handed down against Chadwick Blackwell, 40, of Staunton in Staunton Circuit Court.

Blackwell had been under suspicion since Oct. 19 when the student told officials at the college about seeing the images the day before, police said. The college waited four days to report the incident to the Staunton Police Department.

Asked why the college delayed relaying its findings to police, Staunton police spokeswoman Lisa Klein said, “I can’t comment on that.”

MBC spokeswoman Crista Cabe said Blackwell, an assistant professor of psychology, was suspended by the school in October and ordered not to appear on campus for any reason.

He resigned July 11, Cabe said.

As for the delay in reporting the incident, Cabe said, “I am convinced Mary Baldwin did the right thing and acted appropriately.”

Blackwell was a full-time employee since 2002 and on “tenure track,” she said.

Police confiscated the computer, and a forensics specialist employed by the city analyzed the images, said Klein, who would not discuss them in detail. “All I can tell you is that they’re sexually explicit images of children under the age of 18,” she said.

In April 2007, Blackwell made news during the jury trial of a Crimora woman accused in the drowning death of her 11-month-old daughter. As a juror in the case, Blackwell caused a mistrial when he interrupted the proceedings and offered his personal take on the interrogation of the woman by sheriff’s office investigators. While jurors watched a videotape of the questioning in open court, he demanded the tape be stopped.

“As a psychologist, this strikes me as coercive,” Blackwell blurted.

Minutes later, Circuit Judge Thomas H. Wood declared the mistrial and offered choice words for Blackwell.

“He is pompous and arrog@nd belief,” Wood said at the time.