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DNA from cigarette butts links man to 12-year-old’s kidnapping, sexual assault: prosecutors

A Connecticut man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the May kidnapping and sexual assault of a Massachusetts 12-year-old after investigators used DNA from discarded cigarette butts to tie him to the case, prosecutors said.

LAPD OFFICER LINKED TO TWO SEPARATE RAPE CASES BY DNA ‘COLD MATCH’: POLICE

Joshua Besaw, 35, of Thompson, Conn., faces several federal charges, including kidnapping and transportation of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, Connecticut’s U.S. District Attorney’s Office said. He was arrested Wednesday after police worked for almost two months to identify a suspect.

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Joshua Besaw, 35, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old in May. (Webster Police Department)

Besaw allegedly lured a 12-year-old girl off her bicycle and into his car at a park in Webster, Mass., on May 31. Court documents said Besaw told the girl his name was Chuck and he needed help because his girlfriend’s parents hated him, Western Mass News reported.

The man then transported the girl over state lines into Connecticut where he pulled over in a wooded area and sexually assaulted her, the Webster Police Department said. He eventually dropped the girl off in Dudley, Mass. where she ran to a resident’s home and called her mother.

Police asked the public on Facebook in June to help officials identify a suspect in the case. Investigators obtained surveillance video from several homes and businesses that lead them to Besaw. On July 10, investigators picked up cigarette butts that they witnessed Besaw throw away. The DNA on the cigarette butts matched DNA extracted from the victim on May 31, police and prosecutors said.

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The FBI, Connecticut State Police and local police departments in Massachusetts and Connecticut aided in the investigation.

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Jesse Watters: Trump ‘won’ the ‘squad’ press conference, Dems just want to ‘impeach him for tweeting’

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President Trump emerged the victor after four freshmen Democratic lawmakers held a press conference responding to his criticisms of them, according to Jesse Watters.

The members of the so-called progressive “squad” continue to make extreme assertions about the president, which isn’t a good look for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Watters claimed Monday on “The Five.”

“Donald Trump won that press conference,” he said, moments after Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. spoke on Capitol Hill.

“Nancy and ‘the squad’ lost — that was a terrible look. It seems like they want to victimize themselves even further. I don’t think that’s the way to go against President Trump.

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“They’re saying he’s a white nationalist and he’s committing human rights violations… Obama actually deported more and also put people in cages.”

Watters also dismissed calls from Omar and Tlaib to remove Trump from office.

“They’re continuing to play the victim and continue to pout — and now they want to impeach him for tweeting,” he said.

Responding earlier, host Greg Gutfeld also said he believed Trump could claim victory after the lawmakers’ remarks.

“I think President Trump got exactly what he wanted,” he said, going on to list several disputed claims made by the congresswomen.

“I wrote down: ‘drinking out of toilets’ — that didn’t happen,” he said.

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“Colluding with Russians — I think we found out the answer to that. The most corrupt presidency in history — ‘eh’.”

During the press conference, Pressley repeated referred to Trump as “the occupant of the White House.”

She claimed he is seeking to “marginalize and silence” the women, but quickly turned her focus to various issues, from gun violence to immigration.

Omar, however, curtly dismissed Trump’s rhetoric as “the bile of garbage that comes out of his mouth.”

Tlaib, speaking separately, backed Omar’s call for impeachment, saying Trump’s language was “disgusting and bigoted” and that his administration was “lawless.”

Asked by Fox News’ Chad Pergram about Trump’s criticisms of Omar’s remarks as anti-American, Omar slammed the president’s, “complete hypocrisy,” and said his presidential campaign was founded on all the things “wrong” with the United States.

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Omar has previously been criticized by prominent members of both parties for making anti-Semitic remarks. In March, the Democrat-led House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution that indirectly condemned Omar’s repeated ‘anti-Semitic’ and ‘pernicious’ comments.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Boston EMT brutally stabbed by patient in ambulance: police

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A Boston first responder underwent emergency surgery Wednesday after being stabbed multiple times by a patient she was treating in the back of an ambulance while en route to the hospital, officials said.

A 31-year-old “emotionally disturbed” woman began stabbing the female EMT who was treating her in the back of an ambulance headed for Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston EMS Chief Jim Hooley told the Boston Herald. The male EMT driving pulled over to intervene. The patient attacked the second first responder with pepper spray, Hooley said.

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Fellow EMTs responded to a call about a medic in distress around 4 p.m. outside the courthouse. The EMT underwent emergency surgery, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said. She is expected to make a full recovery. She’s worked for the Emergency Services department for 11 years.

The patient turned alleged attacker– who police later identified as Julie Tejada— was subdued at the scene and taken into custody. Tejada is charged with assault with intent to murder and other charges.  She is expected to be arraigned Thursday. The male EMT was also treated at the hospital and released.

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Police are not releasing the names of the first responders injured at this time. Officials would not confirm what weapon was used to stab the EMT. A source told Boston’s Fox 25 that the psychiatric patient used a scissor in the attack. The Boston Herald also reported a scissor was found at the scene.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Lightning hits boat in Boston harbor, explosive video shows

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This electrifying moment was captured on camera.

As powerful thunderstorms rolled through Massachusetts and New England on Saturday, one man was recording as lightning struck a nearby boat in South Boston.

Harry Minucci told Storyful the vessel was moored at the Columbia Yacht Club marina in South Boston.

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Minucci said he took out his camera after seeing the lightning strikes in the distance, but couldn’t believe it when he captured the moment the lightning bolt hit the boat.

The vessel’s owner wasn’t on the boat at the time and no injuries were reported.

The National Weather Service’s Boston office issued an area flood warning Saturday afternoon as thunderstorms moved through the area. The storms produced up to 1.4 inches of rainfall and brought the threat of urban and poor drainage flooding.

Video of the lightning strike caught the attention of the NWS’s office, which said on Twitter it was “a great example of why we say ‘When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!'”

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So far this year, there have been seven lightning strike-related deaths this year, according to the NWS. Those deaths were reported in Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Alabama.

Lighting typically strikes tall objects such as trees and skyscrapers because their tops are closer to the base of the storm cloud, according to The National Severe Storms Laboratory.

“However, this does not always mean tall objects will be struck. It all depends on where the charges accumulate,” according to the agency. “Lightning can strike the ground in an open field even if the tree line is close by.”

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Lightning known as a “bolt from the blue” can also strike from as far away as 25 miles away from a thunderstorm cloud, even when there appear to be clear skies, according to the NSSL.

“They can be especially dangerous because they appear to come from clear blue sky,” the agency states.

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Massachusetts man accidentally sold wife’s bike – given to her by Holocaust-surviving father – during yard sale: reports

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A Massachusetts man mistakenly sold a vintage bike that was gifted to his wife by her Holocaust-surviving father more than 45 years ago and is now desperate to get it back, according to reports.

Newtown resident Allan Steinmetz sold his wife’s 1970s yellow Motobecane French Touring bike during neighborhood yard sale last month.

The bike, which sat unused in the couple’s garage for more than 40 years, was given to Steinmetz’s by her father when she was 16, Boston’s WFXT reported.

“The bike is absolutely priceless to not only my wife but to her family, my children, and she wanted to give this bike to out granddaughter one day, which I didn’t know,” Steinmetz said.

Steinmetz said he put the bike up for sale on a whim, having been distracted by counting money and managing transactions during the yard sale.

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“It was important to my wife, I didn’t realize how…and that was the biggest mistake I’ve this year so far,” Steinmetz told “Bicycling.”

His wife’s father, a Holocaust survivor, had customized the bike – which was then considered the top of the line – because “he wanted my wife to feel as special as she was,” Steinmetz said.

Steinmetz has been pulling all the stops since accidentally selling the bike on June 27, having scoured bike shops and posting online. His efforts even got the attention of former Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.

“Massachusetts: Hope we can help this nice man from Newton!” Kerry tweeted. “As a husband, and as a son who never forgot those sentimental objects from my pa, this strikes a chord – and knowing her father was a Holocaust survivor makes it all the more poignant.”

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But despite Steinmetz’ efforts, the bike remains missing.

“I was reckless and inconsiderate, and I took for granted how important the bike was to her,” Steinmetz said. He says he’ll do whatever it takes to get it back.

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Rwandan man gets 8 years in jail for lying in asylum bid about role in 1994 genocide

A Rwandan man was sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison Monday after he was convicted of deceiving immigration officials about his involvement in his nation’s 1994 genocide, the deadliest the world had seen since World War II.

Prosecutors said that Jean Leonard Teganya, 47, participated in at least seven murders and five rapes during the genocide, in which Hutu extremists slaughtered Tutsis and Hutus who tried to protect them. Approximately 800,000 people were murdered during the 100-day bloodletting.

U.S. District Court Judge F. Denis Saylor IV sentenced Teganya to 97 months in prison in Boston federal court Monday after a jury convicted him in April of two counts of immigration fraud and three counts of perjury. The judge also found that Teganya had also obstructed justice by committing perjury in his trial testimony. Teganya will face removal proceedings after serving his sentence, authorities say.

“Based on the evidence admitted at trial, the defendant committed horrendous crimes during the Rwandan genocide and then sought to deceive U.S. immigration authorities about his past,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said in a statement. “Especially in the context of genocide, American laws exist to protect the persecuted – not the persecutors,”

In 1994, Teganya was a medical student who belonged to the Hutu-dominated MRND political party, which the Justice Department described as a “genocidal regime.” During the genocide, authorities said, Teganya helped soldiers find Tutsis who were hiding at a hospital in Butare so they could be killed or raped, and participated in some of those killings and rapes himself.

He fled Rwanda after the genocide ended and went to Canada, where he was denied refugee status because of his role in the massacre, prosecutors said. He was arrested by U.S. border agents in 2014 when he illegally crossed into Maine and claimed asylum, authorities say.

On his asylum application, authorities said, Teganya concealed his membership in the MRND and falsely claimed he had not persecuted any Tutsis.

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Prosecutors had asked the judge to give Teganya 20 years in prison, claiming that he not only lied on his asylum application but also in court, painting his victims as the liars and dressing “himself in the garb of the persecuted rather than the persecutor.”

“These are the most significant, most corrosive, most morally culpable lies possible,” Garland said. “They deserve the most serious penalty.”

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Teganya’s public defender, Scott Lauer, requested that his client receive about five years behind bars. In court documents, Lauer described Teganya as a religious father of two who has led a “quiet and unassuming life” over the past 25 years. Lauer also noted that Teganya was not charged with any of the crimes attributed to him during the genocide.

“It is not the place of this court to transform itself into a tribunal to punish that conduct,” Lauer said.

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Saylor said he struggled with his sentencing decision, noting the enormity of the tragedy and the allegations against Teganya, but also that the man was not charged in his courtroom of the rapes and murders.

“The basic question is: Do I sentence him as a liar or do I sentence him as a murder, or a rapist, or genocide participant?” Saylor asked.

Saylor said he ultimately believed the appropriate prison term was within the sentencing guidelines for the crimes with which Teganya was convicted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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At least 18 detained in protests at Boston ICE facility

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Approximately 1,000 activists marched through the streets of Boston Tuesday to protest the treatment of migrants and call for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), recalling comments by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who has repeatedly referred to detention facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border as “concentration camps.”

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Michaela Caplana, 23, helped organized the protest through the Never Again Action group, told The Boston Globe her grandmother survived Auschwitz and she lost more than 30 family members in the Holocaust, which inspired her to be part of the movement.

“When we grew up hearing the words ‘never again,’ it’s referring to a moment like this,” Caplana said, referring to claims by Democratic lawmakers Monday that detained migrants were forced to drink toilet water and did not have access to hygienic necessities such as toothbrushes and soap.

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Protestors marched from the New England Holocaust Memorial to the ICE detention center in Dorchester, Boston. Never Again Action said 18 protesters were detained by police. Boston 25 News reported that some of the demonstrators were arrested as they tried to occupy the detention center.

Tuesday’s protest represents the second major demonstration in Boston against the conditions in ICE detention facilities following after the mass walkout last week by Wayfair employees to protest the retailer’s sale of furniture to facilities along the southern border.

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“Congress needs to shut down ICE immediately and ensure freedom and permanent protection for all undocumented immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers,” Never Again Action said in a press release. “Until Congress steps up, we are making it impossible for ICE to do business as usual.”

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Massachusetts mother drove into Rhode Island reservoir with 3 children on board, police say

A woman from Massachusetts was arrested Friday afternoon after driving her vehicle into a reservoir in Rhode Island with her three young children inside, according to police.

The Portsmouth Police Department said in a news release posted to Facebook the agency responded to the reservoir around 3 p.m. for a report of a vehicle submerged in the water.

When authorities arrived they discovered the driver, 30-year-old Amanda Nappi of Milford, Mass., was able to get access to the embankment of the reservoir and then intentionally drove into the water.

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Nappi’s three young children were also in the vehicle as she drove into the waterway, according to police.

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Amanda Nappi, 30, was arrested on three counts of cruelty to or neglect of a child. (Portsmouth Police Department)

“At that time, all the occupants were taken to a local hospital as a precaution,” police said. All four were not seriously injured in the incident.

The reservoir, which provides drinking water to area residents, is located just north of Newport.

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Nappi’s children were later turned over to the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

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After her release from the hospital, the 30-year-old was arrested on three counts of cruelty to or neglect of a child. Nappi, who failed to post bond, is behind held at the  Women’s Adult Correctional Institution in Cranston, R.I.

Police said she’s expected back in court at a later time.

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Salmonella outbreak linked to fresh papayas sickens at least 62 people in 8 states, CDC says

Dozens of people in eight U.S. states have been infected with a strain of salmonella after eating fresh papayas imported from Mexico, according to federal health officials.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 62 people have so far been infected with the strain of Salmonella Uganda, of which 23 have been hospitalized.

The illnesses started on dates ranging from Jan. 14 to June 8, with most of the illnesses occurring since April.

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“Epidemiologic evidence and early product distribution information indicate that whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico and sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island are a likely source of this outbreak,” the CDC said.

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At least 62 people in 8 states have been sickened with salmonella after eating fresh papayas imported from Mexico, according to federal health officials. (CDC)

While no deaths attributed to Salmonella have been reported, the agency is advising that consumers in those states not eat any, whole fresh papayas from Mexico. Health officials are also advising people not to eat fruit salads or other mixes that include papayas from Mexico.

“If you aren’t sure the papaya you bought is from Mexico, you can ask the place of purchase,” the agency states. “When in doubt, don’t eat the papaya. Throw it out.”

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is also advising importers, suppliers, and distributors, as well as restaurants, retailers and other food service providers across all states to halt sales of whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico.

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Whole, fresh papayas from Mexico and sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island are the likely source of the outbreak. (iStock)

Of those sickened so far, 24 were in New York, 14 were in Connecticut and 12 were in New Jersey.

Symptoms of salmonella usually develop 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria, with most people developing diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. The illness usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment.

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“In some people, the illness may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized,” according to the CDC. “Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other places in the body.”

Federal health officials say that children younger than 5-years-old, pregnant women, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

The CDC estimates that Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the U.S. every year. Food is the source for about 1 million of those illnesses, according to the agency.

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2020 Dem Seth Moulton: Trump ‘harder to beat’ than party thinks, but right coalition can best him

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President Trump will be harder to defeat than Democrats believe, though he can lose in 2020 if the right coalition unifies against him, according to Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass.

Moulton, a presidential candidate, told Bret Baier on “Special Report” that though he missed the qualifying threshold for this week’s primary debates, he is the right person for voters to get behind.

“They want someone who can actually build the coalition we need to defeat him, because I think Trump is going to be a lot harder to beat than many Democrats think,” he said of voters.

“That means a coalition that includes everyone in our party, plus independents, those Obama-Trump voters, and even some disaffected Republicans.

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“I can build that coalition because I’ve built it in the most difficult circumstances before — in the middle of a war.”

The Massachusetts Democrat mentioned his service in the Iraq War, claiming his role as Marine platoon commander showed he can unite Americans from all walks of life.

“My fundamental job was to bring together this incredibly diverse group of Americans from all over this country, with different religious beliefs, different political beliefs, and get them united behind a common mission to serve America in the middle of a very divisive time: in the middle of a war that many of us disagreed with,” he said.

“That’s the leadership we need from the next president of the United States.”

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Moulton criticized the fact that Trump did not serve in Vietnam, instead receiving a deferment.

Baier noted that the lawmaker has called the president “unpatriotic” for the circumstance.

Moulton said he stands by that allegation.

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“I think that if you lie to get out of the war, that makes you unpatriotic,” he said.

“Especially, knowing that there’s not like there is some empty seat with Donald Trump’s name on it that went to Vietnam — someone had to go in his place, some patriotic American who was willing to step up and to serve the country even in the midst of a terrible war so that no one had to go in his place.

“That doesn’t make you a patriot — to dodge service.”

Moulton was not one of the 20 candidates invited to participate in this week’s Democratic debates, which were to be held Wednesday and Thursday in Miami.

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