A former Notre Dame student will appear in court March 18 after he allegedly molested a 12-year-old South Bend girl he met on MySpace. Ackley F. John, who was a senior at the time of his arrest, pleaded guilty in November to two counts of child molestation, both class B felonies. According to court documents, he was arrested April 4 after he allegedly engaged in a sex act with the girl after meeting her online. University spokesman Dennis Brown said John’s enrollment at Notre Dame ceased April 6, two days after he was arrested by local law enforcement. Court documents from the St. Joseph County Courthouse reported that at approximately 3:30 a.m. April 4, the girl’s parents called Mishawaka Police to report their daughter as a runaway. A Mishawaka officer responded to the call and asked about the girl at a 7-11 convenience store near her home. The store’s clerk said a young girl had been in the store about 30 to 40 minutes earlier and asked to use the phone to call her father. The clerk allowed the girl to use the phone, and she then left the store shortly after and got into a gray car parked near the building. The officer called the phone number given to him by the clerk and reached an answering machine stating, “This is AJ, and leave me a message.” The officer left a message, and a man returned his call approximately 40 minutes later. The man denied knowing the girl. He said his name was Ackley John and he was a student at Notre Dame. At approximately 5 a.m., the Mishawaka officer received a call stating Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) located the girl on campus. The Mishawaka officer and an officer from NDSP contacted the girl’s parents and questioned John. When questioned by police, John said he met the girl on MySpace, where she was listed under a different name. He said her MySpace profile stated she was 15 years old, but she told him she was 14 years old. John told police he communicated with the girl online for several months, and they spent time together on three occasions. John said she performed oral sex on him on two occasions, including April 4 in a Grape Road parking lot. John said he planned to drive the girl home that morning but saw her father’s car and drove to Notre Dame. When they got to campus, they started arguing, and John told her to go talk to an NDSP officer in the area, according to court documents. The girl was questioned by police and confirmed she met John on MySpace. She admitted she called John to pick her up around 2:30 a.m. from the convenience store. She told police she performed oral sex on John that night, and she confirmed that they were driving to her house when they saw her father’s car and drove to Notre Dame instead. The Observer will not name the girl because she is a minor and the victim of a crime. Court documents show John, 22, was arrested on campus April 4 and taken to the St. Joseph County Jail. He posted a $3,000 bond two days later and was released April 6. According to Indiana state law, any sexual intercourse or deviant sexual conduct with a child under 14 years old is considered child molestation. The charges against John, both class B felonies, are punished with a prison sentence between six and 20 years, with an advisory sentence of 10 years. Brown said the University does everything possible to help law enforcement. “When the University is made aware of off-campus incidents involving possible violations of the law, we provide any assistance requested by local law enforcement agencies and are confident that these agencies will ensure that justice is done under the law,” he said.
June 1, 2006 News and Notes June 1, 2006 News & Notes News & Notes Brian H. Bieber of Hirschhorn & Bieber in Miami spoke on “Effective Opening Statements” at the NBI seminar, The Criminal Defense Trial from Start to Finish. Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale published “Ten Tips to Increase Your Edge in a Competitive Marketplace.” Blitman also volunteered as a career day speaker at Sea Castle Elementary School in Miramar. Evan Klinek of Greenspoon Marder in Ft. Lauderdale was appointed to the board of directors of the Rebecca Leah Berger Tuberous Sclerosis Foundation. Robert J. Cousins, Charles Andrew Tharp, and Gregory S. Glasser of Stephens Lynn in Ft. Lauderdale spoke at the Broward County Bench and Bar Conference on “Risk Management for Lawyers and the Defense of Legal Malpractice Claims.” Malcolm J. Pitchford of Abel Band’s Sarasota office has been qualified as a solicitor by the Law Society of England and Wales. Neil B. Shoter of Shutts & Bowen was elected treasurer for the Greater Palm Beach County Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Melanie Emmons Damian of Damian and Valori in Miami participated in a three-part program for the ABA’s Business Law Section’s spring meeting in Tampa. Lee H. Rightmyer of Carlton Fields’ St. Petersburg office was elected president of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. Lawrence D. Silverman of Akerman Senterfitt received the Richard C. Milstein Pro Bono Award from the Put Something Back program, a joint pro bono project of the Dade County Bar and 11th Judicial Circuit. David Pratt of Proskauer Rose in Boca Raton spoke at the Estate and Gift Taxes Committee meeting of the ABA Tax Section in Washington, D.C. Pratt’s topic was “Migrating Clients — What It Takes to Establish Residency.” Richard M. Zelman of Sacher Zelman in Miami was named co-chair of the TerraLex Real Estate Practice Group and will focus on foreign investors and business entities investing in the U.S. real estate market. Alberto M. Hernandez of Hunton & Williams in Miami was elected to the board of directors of the Florida International University Athletic Association. Nathaniel L. Doliner of Carlton Fields’ Tampa office spoke about director and officer liability at the ABA Section of Business Law spring meeting in Tampa and participated in a mock negotiation of a corporate acquisition at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California. Jennifer Estrella of Gunster Yoakley’s Miami office has been named as one of three U.S. delegates on the executive committee of the international umbrella organization of the YMCA. Lisa Marie Macci of Boca Raton was recognized by the Christian Women’s Club of the Palm Beaches as “A Woman Who Makes a Difference” for her work in the field of family and divorce law. Betty L. Dunkum of Trial Practices in West Palm Beach was the program co-chair and moderator for “Options for the Opt-Out Revolution: Strategies for Lawyers and Employers to Address Leave-Taking and Re-entry in the Legal Workforce,” held at the ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference in Los Angeles. Stephen R. Looney of Dean Mead in Orlando presented a seminar on “Redemptions and Purchases of S Corporation Stock” at the ABA’s Tax Section’s 2006 May meeting in Washington, D.C. Julie S. Sneed and Rena Upshaw-Frazier of Fowler White Boggs Banker have become officers of the George Edgecomb Bar Association; Sneed as president and Upshaw-Frazier as press secretary. Mark A. Brown, Dianne Triplett, and Mac Richard McCoy of Carlton Fields’ Tampa office were recognized by the Florida Supreme Court, the Bar’s Young Lawyers Division, the 13th Judicial Circuit’s Pro Bono Program Committee, and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinator’s Association for their pro bono efforts. Wilhelmina Kightlinger of Florida Commercial Underwriting Counsel of Stewart Title Guaranty Company in Tampa was appointed to the Property Preservation Task Force for the Real Property Probate & Trust Section of the ABA. Lewis S. Eidson, Jr., of Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables accepted a Pursuit of Justice Award from the ABA’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. Thomas A. Sadaka, of counsel to Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale, spoke at the National Association of Attorneys General, Advanced Cyber Crime Training Course at the Ole Miss Law School. Edward W. Gerecke, E. Kelly Bittick, and David J. Walz of Carlton Fields’ Tampa office co-wrote “Section 6(c) of the Third Restatement: Design Defects in Prescription Medical Products,” published in the April edition of the DRI’s For the Defense.
Tim Watkins and sons, Tom and Charlie, in the Clayfield home before the saleRay White New Farm’s Travis Wentriro said the buyers’ lease on their rental property ended the day after the auction.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“They took a punt to have a crack and are lucky to have a house to move into,” he said.“They’re a young couple about to have a baby in the next couple of months, currently renting and buying their first home together.”They were competing in a bidding war with another couple during the auction.“I think the last $10,000 was $500 bids and it got down to a tug-o-war in the end,” Mr Wentriro said. The renovated worker’s cottage at 56 Jackson St, Clayfield sold at auctionSIXTEEN registered bidders, a crowd of around 100 people, and more than 40 bids are just some of the numbers racked up at the recent auction of a renovated Clayfield home. The huge interest shown in 56 Jackson St pushed the final selling price under the hammer up to $875,000. Tim and Louise Watkins purchased the three-bedroom, two-bathroom workers cottage 12 years ago but have relocated to America. The front porch at 56 Jackson St, ClayfieldHe said products of this calibre close to Brisbane’s CBD have been enormously popular, with young couples in particular showing interest. “There are buyers out there and people want to spend money so that’s a positive,” Mr Wentriro said. The open plan living area at 56 Jackson St, Clayfield Clayfield is a high-demand market with 517 visits per property on realestate.com.au, compared with Queensland’s average of 268 visits per property.The suburb’s median house price is $975,000, according to researcher CoreLogic.
In a third case, she told IPE, the head of equities bought shares privately and through the pension fund in the same company during the early weeks of 2019.“The compliance assessment is that it is a violation of the conflict of interest policy not to flag the case to the manager and to ensure the conflict is handled,” she said.However, AP1 believed the case against Jonasson would become difficult legally, she said, because his superior did not warn him of the consequences when complaining about Jonasson reporting his private investments too late.So instead of taking the legal route, AP1 reached an agreement with Jonasson and he left the fund, she said.“We have zero-tolerance in this area, non-compliance with the internal regulatory framework should have appropriate consequences,” the spokeswoman said.“It is of utmost importance that the fund’s board and employees act in a way that the trust in AP1, and in the overall Sweden’s national income pension system, is retained,” she said.The departure of Jonasson comes just three months after the pension fund’s chief executive Johan Magnusson was sacked for buying shares in the initial public offering of Swedish property company John Mattson Fastighetsföretag, which he had already decided AP1 would participate in as an anchor investor. The equities chief of Swedish national pensions buffer fund AP1 has had to leave the organisation amid a dispute sparked by a breach of the fund’s internal rules over personal investments – just months after the fund’s chief executive was fired in similar circumstances. In two separate cases Olof Jonasson, the SEK352bn (€33.5bn) pension fund’s head of equities, bought shares in companies AP1 later invested in, a spokeswoman for the fund confirmed.Both of the cases applied to fund investments made in 2019.In the first case, Jonasson’s private investment was made two to three months before the pension fund’s investment, and in the second case, the personal transaction and the AP1 investment were separated by nine months, the spokeswoman said.
SAN JOSE, Antique – The search and rescue (SAR) operation for a missing police officer who went missing between the waters of Sibolo and Sibato islands, two of the small islands comprising Caluya, Antique, continues. Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office chief Broderick Train said in an interview Monday that the SAR team found the cap of 33-year-old Police Corporal Mark Anthony Alejandro floating near Barangay Semirara, Caluya on May 10 – about two to three kilometers away from the area where their M/B Habana vessel capsized. Rescuers continue their search for Police Corporal Mark Anthony Alejandro who went missing when a vessel carrying him and other security personnel capsized in the waters of Caluya, Antique on May 8. His police cap was found floating near Barangay Semirara, Caluya on May 10. DEN DRAPIZA According to Police Corporal Jirus Paloma of the Caluya police station, the rough seas were too much for the vessel.For his part, Caluya mayor Regil Kent Lim earlier said that Antique lone district representative Loren Legarda sent a chopper and a speedboat to assist in the SAR operation. “It was truly an unpredictable accident that we are all worried of the situation of Police Corporal Alejandro, considering that he is a potential policeman and an asset to the organization and to the local government unit,” the mayor added.(With a report from PNA/PN) “The SAR operation is being conducted on a wider scale today to include the area where the cap of the police, was found,” said Train. Alejandro was reported missing while five others – three police officers and two Philippine Coast Guard members – were rescued after their motorboat capsized around 8:30 a.m. last Friday, police said.
RelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Why it’s uncharitable to crucify Malami for ‘amending’ NBA rules, by Kayode Ajulo Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic led the tennis world in mourning his “mentor” Kobe Bryant on Monday after Melbourne Park awoke to the news that the NBA great had died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter and seven others. Djokovic had spoken fondly of his relationship with the former Los Angeles Laker in an interview at the weekend and the 16-time Grand Slam champion signed off his Tweet of condolence with the words: “RIP my friend.” “My heart truly mourns over the news today. Kobe was a great mentor and friend to me,” the Serbian wrote. “You and your daughter will live forever in our hearts. There are not enough words to express my deepest sympathies to the Bryants and every family suffering from this tragedy.” Multiple Grand Slam champion doubles pairing and Lakers fans Bob and Mike Bryan played their final match at Melbourne Park before retirement with yellow tape on the backs of their legs marked with Bryant’s shirt number, 24, and nickname, Mamba. Djokovic’s great rival Rafa Nadal also joined a cavalcade of top players in expressing his condolences, declaring his “shock” at the news of the death in California of one of the NBA’s all-time greatest players. “I woke up this morning with the horrible news of the tragic death of one of the greatest sportsman in the world,” the Spaniard wrote. Nadal is chasing his 20th Grand Slam title plays his fourth round match later on Monday against Australian Nick Kyrgios, who is a massive NBA fan. Djokovic said at the weekend Bryant had helped him when he was battling an elbow injury and was struggling to “mentally and emotionally handle” working his way back to the top. “He was one of the people who was really there for me to give me some very valuable advice and guidelines to kind of believe and trust in myself, trust the process that I’ll be back,” he told ESPN. “I’m very grateful to him for being there for me, for being very supportive. I love Kobe, who doesn’t? He’s an amazing guy and one of the best basketball players and athletes of all time.” Djokovic was clearly not alone in receiving support from Bryant, with 2008 Australian Open champion Maria Sharapova, who was knocked out in the first round this year, also stunned by the news. “This is incredibly difficult to process,” wrote the Russian. “I will never forget your generosity and the time you set aside in some of my most difficult moments. I am forever grateful. My heart is with you and your beautiful family.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: Australian OpenKobe BryantNBANovak Djokovic
Chris Hughton cut a delighted figure after Norwich confirmed their Barclays Premier League status with an emphatic 4-0 defeat of woeful West Brom at Carrow Road. Robert Snodgrass gave the Canaries a half-time lead, a Ben Foster howler gifted Grant Holt a second, the third was an own goal from former Ipswich defender Gareth McAuley and Jonny Howson scored a spectacular late fourth. “I thought we were excellent from the first minute right through to the 93rd minute,” said Hughton, following a third win in 20 games. Press Association “Incredibly relieved. We’ve embarked on a tough season, we’ve had some good periods in that season. We’ve found it difficult since Christmas to get the right formulas to win us football matches. On a day that it really counted, it was arguably our best performance of the season.” Hughton had a fitful night’s sleep ahead of the match and hopes for another on Sunday night in celebration of survival, which was his remit on his appointment last June. “It means absolutely everything,” said the former Newcastle and Birmingham boss. “I’m not the most outwardly emotional person, but I’m chewing up inside. It’s certainly my most satisfying (achievement), because of the pressure of the day. For this club, for this moment and the pressure on this game, this would probably be my proudest moment.” Hughton was able to savour the final 28 minutes after Foster’s decisive error. The England goalkeeper met Wes Hoolahan’s prod forward with a mis-kick which allowed Holt to walk the ball in. “Once the second one went in, we started to believe that it could be our day,” said Hughton, who felt his side were due some luck. West Brom boss Steve Clarke was unable to explain his side’s failings. He said: “It’s a blow to us because that’s not a normal performance for West Bromwich Albion. It was Norwich’s day, not ours.”
The changes sweeping the area high school girls lacrosse coaching ranks continue as Fayetteville-Manlius is now in search of a new person to take charge of a side that’s won each of the last three Section III Class B titles.Kelly Tormey announced Sunday that she was stepping down in order to devote her energies to her three young children after three seasons at the Hornets’ helm.The 31-year-old Tormey took over at F-M in 2017, her legacy at the school quite secure after having helped the Hornets claim back-to-back state championships in the mid-2000s under the direction of her mother, Kathy Taylor. Another run to sectional and regional titles followed in 2018, the Hornets paired up in the state semifinals against another Long Island school, Manhasset, who prevailed and went on to claim the state title.Last spring, F-M again claimed regular-season SCAC Metro honors, splitting two close-fought games with Baldwinsville, who went on to the state Class A finals.After another sectional title-game victory over Auburn, F-M easily claimed the regional title and claimed a state semifinal with Suffern before a 9-7 defeat to yet another Long Island opponent, Eastport-South Manor, in the state Class B final.Those three defeats on the final weekend of the season accounted for one-quarter of the 12 losses Tormey’s teams faced while winning 57 games in that time span.Tormey’s departure came just weeks after her mother, Kathy Taylor, accepted the head coaching job at Colgate University after helping Le Moyne College to the 2018 NCAA Division II title. And that followed Kristen Beilein’s husband, Patrick, moving from Le Moyne to become head men’s basketball coach at Niagara University.This marks the third significant coaching change in Section III girls lacrosse in the last month, following the departures of Doug Sedgwick from Christian Brothers Academy and Lloyd Hamilton from Cicero-North Syracuse.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story At the same time, Tormey had her younger sister, Kristen Beilein, alongside as an assistant coach, and together they brought an aggressive attacking style to F-M, who quickly asserted itself among the leaders in the area in scoring offense.Just as important was that, starting in 2017, F-M was placed into Class B for statewide competition, away from all of its Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division rivals, though it remained in the league to fight for regular-season honors.Right away, Tormey’s teams found success. F-M’s sectional title in 2017 broke a decade-long drought, and the Hornets advanced all the way to the state final before falling to Long Island powerhouse Garden City. Tags: F-Mgirls lacrosse
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm Dressed down in a plain white T-shirt and silver athletic shorts, Wes Johnson hugged assistant coach Rob Murphy and flashed his trademark smile as he rounded the makeshift podium set up for his announcement Monday. ‘I’m declaring for the NBA Draft,’ Johnson said. ‘Right now, I just want to thank everybody in general. It has always been my dream to go to the NBA.’Ending nearly three weeks of speculation, Johnson formally signaled his departure at a press conference inside the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center Monday afternoon.Standing in the foreground of a portrait depicting Anthony, one of SU’s great one-and-done stars, Johnson answered a question that had been following him since the Orange’s sour dismissal from the NCAA Tournament on March 25. He has yet to sign with an agent or work out for any NBA teams, he said.‘Honestly, I was going back and forth daily whether I wanted to leave or if I wanted to stay. There really was no set-in-stone decision,’ Johnson said. ‘It just really came down to not wanting to leave, but this was the best decision for me.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJohnson’s announcement provides closure on a rapid one-year ascension for the Iowa State transfer. Following a year on the bench for NCAA transfer regulations, the relatively unknown forward exploded onto the scene, leading SU in scoring (16.5 points per game) and rebounding (8.5 rebounds per game), while garnering the Big East Player of the Year award. Johnson also finished in the running for the Naismith Trophy, the Wooden Award and the Oscar Robinson Trophy.Expert draft Web sites, such as NBADraft.net, have Johnson pegged as high as No. 3 overall, right after Kentucky’s John Wall and Ohio State’s Evan Turner. Others have him slotted firmly inside the Top 10.The atmosphere at the Melo Center had the feeling of any typical offseason day. Most of Johnson’s teammates wandering around the complex appeared supportive. SU guard Scoop Jardine, upon hearing the news, insisted that Johnson pick him up from campus so he could spend time with his now ex-teammate.‘I just found out today. I got a text like 12 o’clock, he told me he did it,’ Jardine said. ‘I’m just happy for him. I told him to come get me from campus. I missed class and everything just to be with him and share this moment with him.’For James Southerland, the moment didn’t come as a surprise. The rising sophomore talked about how much he’ll miss spending time with Johnson and how the team will replace such a big presence after finding out about his teammate’s departure via text message from assistant coach Mike Hopkins.‘I saw it coming,’ Southerland said. ‘I think we all saw it coming.’Orange forward Kris Joseph, Johnson’s roommate, did not speak to the media, stating that he had ‘nothing to add.’ Johnson said he knew Joseph was disappointed, but supportive as well.But for Johnson, 22, it was a day to commemorate what was the end of another road in a rather unorthodox journey. Largely unnoticed out of high school, Johnson de-committed from Louisiana Monroe and bounced around the grim circuit of collegiate prep school basketball, from The Patterson School in North Carolina to Eldon Academy in Michigan, before ending up at Iowa State.After a falling out with Cyclones coach Greg McDermott, Johnson ended up at Syracuse and the rest was recent history. Thirty wins and a No. 1 ranking later, it was a tough decision, but for Johnson, it was time to move on to somewhere he envisioned himself years ago.‘Somewhere warm,’ Johnson laughed. ‘But just going to the NBA in general is a blessing.’ email@example.com Comments
Four wins in a row have the Wisconsin men’s basketball team (13-9 Overall, 5-4 Big Ten) riding a high.The recent streak has pushed expectations further for the team and shown a higher standard of play. A standard that can now be used as a baseline for players who were previously getting used to their roles.Redshirt freshman Ethan Happ’s emergence as a constant means of production has allowed the team to focus less on forcing junior Nigel Hayes into uncomfortable isolation situations. It has also kept junior Bronson Koenig from having to force shots from beyond the arc as the shot clock winds down and redshirt junior Zak Showalter has been able to play as he was meant to — as a defensive specialist.The rest of the team also seems to be falling into place. The only spot left uncertain is the center position, which junior Vitto Brown occupied for much of the season. But head coach Greg Gard showed in the Badgers’ Illinois game that he isn’t afraid to go smaller by inserting redshirt junior Jordan Hill into the final spot in the starting lineup.The Illinois game proved Gard’s team can win in a variety of ways, and with the postseason approaching, the team needs to keep stating its case for an NCAA Tournament bid with less and less room for error.Assessing IllinoisThe Badgers’ trip to Champaign proved fruitful, as they returned to Madison the victors of a 63-55 contest.Gard’s smaller lineup was able to keep an athletic Fighting Illini team in check. Illinois’ star Malcolm Hill scored 22 points and secured three rebounds, but Wisconsin’s defense forced three turnovers out of the guard and kept him in check on a night where he had the potential to run the Badgers off the court.Wisconsin relied on Hayes’ 17 points, two assists and steal to counteract Hill’s efforts, while Koenig assisted by providing 11 points of his own.But the real story of the game was freshman Khalil Iverson’s play, who came off the bench and paid dividends for Wisconsin. Iverson dropped 10 points, brought in five rebounds, dished two assists and even recorded a steal in his 30 minutes.The production from Wisconsin’s bench in recent games has made this team increasingly reminiscent of teams from past years, and along with it, they’ve begun to find their groove and winning ways again.Wisconsin’s keys to victoryPressure on defense:Ohio State’s freshman guard JaQuan Lyle and junior forward Marc Loving are two of the Buckeyes’ biggest weapons.Loving is the leading scorer on the Buckeyes’ roster (13.3 ppg) and Lyle has the most assists by a large margin (106), so the ball will be in their hands more often than not. But that also presents Ohio State with a disadvantage of sorts.Both commit the most turnovers for the Buckeyes. On the season, Loving has coughed up the ball 59 times. But even more astonishing is that Lyle, the starting point guard, has given up the ball 66 times.Lyle is a freshman and can easily have his nerves rattled by the Kohl Center crowd. With that in mind, Wisconsin should look to play the two tightly and see if they can trap them into dribbling too much or making bad passes.Spreading points:A recent facet to Wisconsin’s game has been spreading points more evenly between starters and bench players.One thing Gard can be certain of is keeping his players involved in the scoring process will only make the team better.The spontaneity of doing so will keep opposing defenses on their toes and free up UW players for offensive looks rather than allowing for effective double teams.Opposing player to watch: Keita Bates-DiopSophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop plays an all-around solid game.Bates-Diop is averaging 11.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.13 assists this season and has shown glimpses of a special side to his game. Buckeyes head coach Thad Matta made it clear to Bates-Diop before Ohio State’s Jan. 25 game against Penn State he needed more energy to his play. So far, the sophomore has brought just that.He scored 22 points in that game and then dropped 15 against Illinois the next time out. But after a tough contest against Maryland, where the Buckeyes lost by only five points and Bates-Diop only scored eight points, he will be hungry to get that fire back.Wisconsin will need to contain Bates-Diop with an athletic forward like Hayes to keep the promising sophomore in check.