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Woman sees video of herself being sexually assaulted while unconscious

A woman claims that after she was kidnapped, beaten and drugged for 10 days, she stole one of her assailant’s phones and saw a video of the men sexually assaulting her snoring, unconscious body.

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James Edgerton, 37, and Johnnie Tindell, 37, both of Riviera Beach, Florida, are accused and charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, sexual battery on a physically incapacitated person and aggravated assault with a firearm, according to a recently released police report. Edgerton was arrested on May 9, and Tindell was arrested on June 19. The report does not specify how police found and arrested the two suspects.

On March 7, the woman spoke to a detective at the Riviera Beach Police Department about the assault. She said on Feb. 12 she came to South Florida from her home in Central Florida to visit friends in West Palm Beach. She stayed the night in a hotel, and the next day she met a friend, the report said. On Feb. 14, she said that she had a bad feeling and wanted to stop by the courthouse and see someone. The report does not disclose why she wanted to stop by the courthouse.

She was driving through a residential neighborhood in Riviera Beach when a man flagged her down, the report said. She stopped the car to speak with him. Another man came up to the passenger side window with a gun as she was talking to the first man. The two told her to give them her car, but then they got inside.

They ordered her to drive to several places, including a bank to take out money, the report said. Then, they made her stop at an unknown residence in Riviera Beach. She believed it was around the 100 block of West 18th Street.

While there, she said, the men drugged her, and she didn’t remember much of what happened afterward, the report said. The men kept her for about 10 days, the report said. She remembers being tied up, beaten and threatened at gunpoint. She also recalled the nickname of one of her kidnappers: “Monkey Boy.”

At one point, police said, the men forced her to rent a U-Haul. While they were driving in it, police began to follow the truck, and the men got scared and pulled into a driveway. That’s when the woman jumped out of the vehicle, grabbed a phone belonging to one of the men -- she believed it was Monkey Boy’s phone -- and ran away.

She told police the men had taken her phone, money and identification and the only thing she had was the man’s phone. She said she wandered the streets and slept behind a building. A man eventually found her and gave her a ride to the hospital, where she was found to have a broken rib. At the hospital, she spoke to an unknown officer about what happened, but he didn’t believe her, the report states.

Over the next few days, she looked through the phone and came across the video of herself being sexually assaulted, the report said. In the hour-long video, she is completely unconscious and can be heard snoring. Two men assaulted her and a third appears in the video, watching. All of them are smoking an unknown drug as the assault is happening. They also assault her with objects and put their genitals on her face. The woman has no recollection of any of this, according to the report.

She brought the phone to the Riviera Police Department, where an officer was able to identify the two men based on previous encounters with them, the report said.

Missing Florida woman, 19, found safe in New York

UPDATE: Palm Bay police have reported that Victoria Stites, missing since Sunday, has been found safe. She was located in Jamaica, New York.

No further details were immediately released.

ORIGINAL STORY: Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a Florida teen who is missing and considered to be in danger.

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Victoria Stites, of Palm Bay, is 19, but her mental capacity is lower than her age, Palm Bay police say. She is possibly traveling to Jamaica, New York, with a man she met on Facebook.

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She was last seen Saturday leaving her Palm Bay home, north of Vero Beach, wearing a green shirt and black jeans, and carrying a purple duffel bag. 

She has blonde/brown hair and brown eyes. She is about 5-foot-7 and weighs 135 to 140 pounds. 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-423-TIPS. 

'The last thing I remember is drinking a couple Four Lokos,' says Florida man accused of stealing boat

A 20-year-old man was arrested Saturday after a boat he allegedly stole from a marina crashed into a beach in Daytona Beach with no one aboard, the Daytona Beach Police Department said.

Investigators said Jonathan Race allegedly broke into Daytona Marina & Boat Works shortly before 4:45 a.m. Saturday, rummaged through two vessels, left belongings strewn across the boatyard and stole a 36-foot boat named Ethel Jeanne.

The boat later plowed into a beach at full speed, but Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers said no one was aboard the vessel.

Read: Stolen boat crashes into Daytona Beach with no one aboard

FWC officers said they found paperwork on the boat that indicated it was being stored at the marina for repairs, and a pair of tan pants containing a cellphone, a wallet and Race’s driver’s license, according to an arrest report.

Police said they met with Race and interviewed him on the porch of a Port Orange home, where he told investigators that the last thing he remembered was drinking a couple of Four Loko drinks at a 7-Eleven across from the marina.

Race told investigators that he “blacked out” and was “rather drunk” and was “just making stupid decisions,” the report said.

Watch: Boat crashes full-speed onto Daytona Beach with no one on board

He told investigators that the only thing he knows is that he woke up on the shore in Daytona Beach and walked back home to Port Orange, officials said.

Detectives said they asked Race if he noticed that he wasn’t wearing any pants, but he said he woke up wearing a pair of blue shorts that didn’t belong to him.

Race’s mother called investigators to ask them why her son was being arrested and as her son explained the story to her, she asked him several times what was he thinking, the report said.

Race was booked into the Volusia County Jail on grand theft and burglary charges. He was being held in lieu of a combined $8,500 bond.

Woman's photo of son's hospital bill goes viral

A New Jersey mother wants parents and other Americans to know the cost of health care in the country. 

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In a now-viral tweet, Alison Chandra posted a photo of her son's latest hospital bill. Chandra’s son, Ethan, was born with heterotaxy syndrome, a rare genetic disorder in which organs form on the wrong side of the body, CNN reported. 

"Ethan was born with nine congenital heart defects and he has two left lungs. Five or so spleens of dubious function. His liver and his gallbladder are down the middle of his body along with his heart, and then his stomach is on the right instead of the left side," Chandra told CNN.

On Friday, Chandra tweeted a hospital bill for services received from Boston’s Children’s Hospital earlier this year.

"It seems fitting that, with the #TrumpCare debate raging, I got this bill in the mail today from Ethan's most recent open heart surgery," she wrote. “Without insurance we would owe $231,115 for 10 hours in the OR, 1 week in the CICU and 1 week on the cardiac floor.”

Chandra’s tweet has been liked more than 80,000 times and retweeted more than 53,000 times.

"That is why I like to tell our story. Maybe you hadn't thought of this side before. You don't picture a 3-year-old with all these fees,” she said. 

Chandra, who said she didn’t follow politics until November, said she was “shocked at how loudly each side yells about their specific talking points.”

“It paints these issues as black and white when they are anything but that,” she told CNN. “My fear is that this bill comes into play and suddenly essential health benefits are no longer covered, like hospitalization, prescription medications. (Ethan) will rely on prescription medications for the rest of his life. He is functionally asplenic and will need to take prophylactic antibiotics the rest of his life to prevent and protect against sepsis, a huge risk of death for our kids in the heterotaxy community.

“As a mother with a kid who has disorder you feel alone ... We just want him to be a kid.”

Read more at CNN.

Supreme Court to hear arguments over Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court on Monday announced that it would listen to arguments surrounding President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban during its October sitting.

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Mother abandoned 4-year-old boy found naked in dollar store, police say

A Chicopee, Massachusetts, mother is accused of abandoning her 4-year-old son after he was found wandering without clothes Saturday afternoon.

According to police, the boy was found alone in a Family Dollar store without clothes on.

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Police told WGGB-TV that the boy “may be autistic.” 

The names of the boy and the mother were not immediately released.

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Nanny allegedly beats toddler with special needs in shocking video

A nanny in Southern California is out of a job and facing charges after a video surfaced that allegedly shows her beating a toddler with special needs in her care.

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According to KCBS, the mother of the child, Dyanna Ko, installed a “nanny cam” app and caught the entire incident on video. She said she and her husband were at their other son’s baseball game when they watched the scene unfold in real time on their app.

The 2-year-old child suffers from Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, Ko said. She told the station that her son is “blind in one eye, is nonverbal, eats through a feeding tube and requires care 24 hours a day.”

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The nanny, who has been identified as Thelma Manalastas, allegedly hit the child on the legs and then hit him with a rolled-up magazine, KCBS reported.

Ko said she almost passed out when she watched the video at the game. She immediately called the police, who came and arrested Manalastas, KCBS reported.

The company that the nanny works for said in a statement, “We have notified the California Board of Nursing and will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities as they investigate this matter.”

The couple reportedly filed a lawsuit against the company and the nanny.

Shocking Facebook Live video shows aftermath of apparent drug overdose

A frightening Facebook Live video from Massachusetts shows the life-and-death struggle that follows an apparent drug overdose.

WARNING: The video and details that follow are graphic. Viewer discretion is advised. Click to see the entire seven-minute video.

Posted just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Dorchester area of Boston, a man confronts a couple in a car about using drugs in his neighborhood.

A needle is visible, lying in the woman’s lap.

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The woman wakes up as the resident confronts her, but the man in the passenger seat does not.

The couple in the video carry their own Narcan, according to the woman, and she retrieves it from the trunk. She then starts doing CPR.

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The man who confronted them keeps filming and tries to help.

“Do you have a pulse? ... The police are coming,” he can be heard saying.

The woman asks the man how long they had been sitting in the car.

“Ya’ll had been sitting here for a while, and we could tell what ya’ll were up to,” he responded.

>> Doctor charged with murder in patients’ opioid deaths

The woman, still performing CPR, thanks him.

A Boston police officer arrives and shortly after the man begins to move, and then vomits.

“I’m glad you came back, man,” said the man filming the video.

The video has been shared more than 20,000 times and has more than 2 million views, capturing people’s attention from around the country.

>> Police officer overdoses after accidental contact with fentanyl on traffic stop

While it might be shocking to see, emergency workers said these scenes are an everyday occurrence.

“I'll say almost once a shift now we're doing overdoses," said Debra Johnson with Brewster Ambulance.

In Boston so far this year, EMTs have responded to more than 1,300 overdose calls, which is on par with 2016. That’s about 7.5 calls a day.

The number of fatalities, however, has doubled from last year.

“A lot of the people that we find deceased that we refer to the Medical Examiner are somebody who maybe used alone,” said Chief Jim Hooley, a Boston EMT.

Doctor charged with murder in patients' opioid deaths

A Midwest City, Oklahoma, doctor is facing murder charges in connection with the opioid-related deaths of five patients.

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According to The Associated Press and Washington Post, police arrested Dr. Regan Nichols on Friday and charged her with five counts of second-degree murder.

One of the patients, Sheila Bartels, reportedly died after overdosing on painkillers in 2012. The Post reported that on the day Bartels was discovered dead, she had filled a prescription for 510 pills.

The AP also reported that Nichols “prescribed more than 3 million doses of controlled dangerous drugs from 2010-2014" and in 2010 “prescribed one 47-year-old patient a total of 450 pills.”

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“Nichols prescribed patients, who entrusted their well-being to her, a horrifyingly excessive amount of opioid medications,” Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said, according to the AP, adding that her "blatant disregard for the lives of her patients is unconscionable.”

Nichols was released from prison on $50,000 bail.

Police: Woman arrested in prostitution sting left toddler alone at home

An Arizona woman arrested on suspicion of prostitution Wednesday admitted to leaving her 18-month-old toddler at home alone, police said.

Alexis Buchanan, 25, was arrested in an undercover sting operation Wednesday afternoon, investigators said. Upon her arrest, she told officers that her daughter was home alone.

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Police performed a welfare check and found the toddler in a bedroom on the second floor of the town home, which contained dog waste and small objects that could be choking hazards, KPHO reported. The girl was wearing a heavily soiled diaper and had dried food on her face, officers said. 

The child was taken into protective custody, KPHO reported.

In addition to the prostitution charge, Buchanan faces a child abuse charge, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

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