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HOUMA, La. — A Louisiana man found guilty of impregnating the 11-year-old child of his ex-girlfriend will spend the rest of his life in prison.
State District Court Judge George Larke sentenced 27-year-old Joseph Riney Friday to mandatory life in prison without benefits, prosecutor Bud Barnes said.
Riney was convicted of aggravated rape Nov. 5 following a two-day trial that involved DNA evidence of Riney’s paternity. Riney was about 37 million times more likely to be the boy’s father than any other man in the black community, a State Police Crime Lab analyst testified. The baby had half of Riney’s DNA and the other half belonged to the girl.
Aggravated rape refers to the rape of a victim under age 13, among other factors, according to state law. A conviction prohibits the possibility of probation or parole.
Riney was arrested Jan. 22, 2014, following accusations that he forced the now 13-year-old child to have sex with him multiple times at her home in Houma until she turned 11. The repeated abuse resulted in the child’s pregnancy, and medical records show that she was about five months along at the time of Riney’s arrest.
Shortly afterward, the girl gave birth to a baby son who she gave up for adoption.
The 13-year-old girl is now a student a local middle school.
Defense counsel Heather Fairchild represented Riney. Throughout the trial, Fairchild questioned the validity of Riney’s DNA evidence, the thoroughness of the police investigation and the consistency of the girl’s statement in her arguments.
A transgender man who had been taking testosterone jabs for years thought he was out of shape and needed to work out more, but it turned out he was pregnant.
Kayden Coleman, 29, who lives in Florida, had lived as a man for nearly a decade and was waiting for a double mastectomy when he noticed he was putting on weight.
Now Coleman and his husband are the parents of a daughter named Azaelia. The pregnancy forced Kayden to “come out of the closet” to friends and to the family of his now-husband, Elijah. Like any couple expecting a child, they prepared their apartment for the new baby and even got married. After the birth of Azaelia, like many new mothers, he suffered from post-partum depression and had to endure homophobic remarks when people found out he was transgender.
Mr Coleman’s pregnancy appears to have gone largely unnoticed outside their family.
“This woman in a shop said to me, ‘Honey, you look like you’re pregnant’. I just laughed and said, ‘I am pregnant!’ She didn’t believe me,” he was reported by The Mirror as saying.
In the hospital he said he was well treated by the medical staff but eventually became fed up with medical students coming in to see him.
“It got to the point where I had to put my foot down and demand a C-section,” he said.
Speaking about his daughter, Mr Coleman said: “I couldn’t imagine, and don’t want to imagine, life without her. She is amazing.”
“Sesame Street” is moving — and it will be brought to you by the letters H, B and O.
The next season of the long-running public television show is singing and skipping its way to the premium cable network in a five-year deal announced Thursday. Episodes of the children’s classic will also be shortened from one hour to a half-hour.
But fans of “Sesame Street” accustomed to watching it on PBS for the past 45 years won’t be without their beloved Big Bird. As part of the deal, the show’s older episodes will continue to air on public television — reedited in new ways — and then after nine months, the HBO episodes will begin airing on PBS and its member stations.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces the show, said it will even increase the number of episodes it produces, from 18 per year to 35, and create a “Sesame Street” spin-off about the Muppets.
Earlier this week in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the boyfriend of Anne Elizabeth Doubler, 30, discovered that his girlfriend was cheating on him. The boyfriend returned home with their 4-year-old son and found Doubler completely naked and not alone. In fact, Doubler had at least three sex partners whose ages were 5, 7 and 10. When the boys were discovered, they ran from the scene, leaving Doubler to deal with her boyfriend.
The boyfriend questioned her and she admitted that the kids were from nearby apartments. Her boyfriend then picked up the phone and called police. Now Doubler is facing multiple charges of rape, sexual contact with a child, and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens said, “This is something we don’t see very often. When we’re talking about multiple victims, especially at one time, that’s unusual.”
Clemens went on to state that they are continuing the investigation and that there may have been more juveniles involved. If convicted of these crimes, Doubler is facing life in prison. She is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond.
Social media is a buzz over two black gay men posted a picture on instagram about their lifestyle and the three kids that they are raising . Kordale and Kaleb, a gay black couple posted the photo on their Instagram page Tuesday with the caption,
“Being fathers is getting our daughters up at 5:30am, making breakfast, getting them dressed for school and putting them on the bus by 6:30.” The photo was very popular with their followers, but the fathers were blasted with homophobic and racist comments.
Huffington Post and Queerty.com reported that the pair received backlash for declaring themselves proud gay dads. Kordale and Kaleb sent this response to HuffPost Gay Voices:
“In regard to the negative, people fail to realize that we are people too with kids who love us. We do what is necessary for them to succeed in this ever-changing world but it’s sad that we’re discriminated against because of our sexuality and/or what we do behind closed doors — which is no one’s business. In the same breath, we take all of what’s been said in stride. The picture was put out on social media for an opinion so we can’t be mad when people give just that: an opinion. People tend to think that gay people cannot raise their children to be heterosexuals. Instead, they have derogatory thoughts of us ‘tainting’ our children or ‘confusing them’ with what society sees deems as wrong an unmanly because we’re gay. But this is all comical because people forget where a lot of gays come from: a heterosexual household.
“This is another prime example of where we are as a nation in 2014 — continuous discrimination against gays. Being gay is the new normal for a lot of people and judgement isn’t needed, just equality! We may be gay but this does not mean we are incapable of what a heterosexual couple is capable of! Us gays are just as educated and passionate about what we do and how we do it!”