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Roderick Neely (Booking Photo)

Accused ‘Blow Torch Rapist’ Held Without Bond In Attack On Detroit Woman

A 23-year-old man has been arraigned on torture and attempted rape charges following an attack on a Detroit woman who he allegedly burned with a blow torch.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/25/2014

‘Blow Torch Rapist’ Strikes Again In Detroit

Police say a man who attacked two women last July, burning each with a blow torch, has struck again.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/23/2014

Sara Ylen (Booking Photo)

Woman Convicted In False Rape Trial Pleads No Contest In Cancer Scam

A woman who for years claimed she had end-stage cancer pleaded no contest to fraud in a scheme that had brought her widespread sympathy and financial support.

01/14/2014

Man Cleared Of Rape On Faulty Bite-Mark Evidence Settles For $1.5M

A man who served 13 years in prison for rape based on faulty bite-mark evidence has settled a lawsuit against a Detroit-area suburb for $1.5 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/28/2013

Gov. Rick Snyder signs the Fiscal Year 2011-12 budget into law as lawmakers look on.  Pictured left to right: state Sens. Darwin Booher, Tonya Schuitmaker, Bruce Caswell, John Pappageorge, Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Kahn and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville. (credit: Governor's Office)

Top Mich. Laws Of 2013 Led By Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators enacted more than 200 new laws in 2013. Here’s the top 10.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/23/2013

Sara Ylen (Booking Photo)

Jury Quickly Convicts Woman In False Rape Trial

The jury took less than 30 minutes to convict Sara Ylen of falsely accusing two men of rape.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2013

Sara Ylen (Booking Photo)

Trial For Woman In Fake Cancer Case Set For Dec. 3

“I’m just baffled. Is she the biggest con artist in the state of Michigan or the victim?”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2013

Darnell Cheatham. (Booking photo)

Detroit Man Charged In Rape, Murder Of 5-Year-Old Girl

Prosecutors have filed charges against a Detroit man they say abducted, raped and killed, then burned the body of a 5-year-old girl.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2013

Geoffrey Townsend (Booking Photo)

Ex-Detroit Police Officer Found Guilty Of Sexual Assaults

One of the girls reportedly told investigators she had sex with Townsend more than 50 times over two years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/06/2013

Sara Ylen (Booking Photo)

Woman Ordered To Trial In Fake Cancer Case

A Michigan woman who gained deep sympathy and financial help in her community by claiming to have cancer was ordered to stand trial Friday on fraud and five other charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2013

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