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School bus driver arrested while trying to meet child for sex

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A school bus driver in Westchester was arrested after police say he had sexual contact with a minor and also sent sexually explicit text messages.

A school bus driver in Westchester was arrested after police say he had sexual contact with a minor and also sent sexually explicit text messages.

Brayan Moscoso Arias, 22, of Brewster was arrested Friday after police in Mount Kisco say he was going to meet an 11-year-old girl for a sexual encounter. Detectives placed the location under surveillance and took Arias into custody when he arrived to meet the girl at a local shopping center around 11 p.m. ABC7 New York reported.

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Arias was charged with sexual abuse and disseminating indecent material to a minor. Police say there had been at least one previous sexual encounter and that they recovered evidence on his cell phone.



The child’s mother was notified of the situation earlier in the evening, and the girl was not present when Arias was arrested.

Arias worked for the Bedford School District. The judge has issued a temporary restraining order so that he no longer has contact with the victim.

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Bail was set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond. Arias was being held at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla instead of bail. He is scheduled to appear next in village court on Thursday night.

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Parents arrested after ten kids found in horrible living conditions

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Two people were arrested after Fairfield Police Department say ten kids were rescued from horrible living conditions.

Two people were arrested after Fairfield Police Department say ten kids were rescued from horrible living conditions.

According to the Fairfield Police Department, officers returned a missing 12-year-old boy to a home on Fieldstone Court on March 31. The officers investigated inside the house, citing health and safety concerns.

Detectives say, nine other kids, ranging in age from 4 months to 11 years old, were inside the house in horrible living conditions, police officers described as “unsafe” and “squalor.” FOX40 News reported.

“And we love you so much,” said the kid’s mother, 30-year-old Ina Rogers. “I can’t talk to you right now but babies, if you see this, your mommy loves you. Every day I am working for you, Okay?”

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Ina Rogers is now out of jail on bail and sent the message to her 11 children, who have been taken away from her and her husband, Jonathan Allen.

“Garbage and spoiled food on the floor. Animal and human feces and a large amount of debris making areas of the house unpassable,” said Police Lt. Greg Hurlbut.

Rogers claims that mess came from her tearing the house apart to look for her son. At that point, Rogers children were taken by child protective services, and she was arrested for neglect and abuse.

During the following six weeks, detectives say the children started to open up about how Allen was treating them. The allegations against the two parents, based on statements the kids made to other relatives now caring for them and to detectives, go back to 2014.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Sharon Henry says there were “incidents of torture” uncovered when officials began speaking to the kids.



“The children described incidents of intentional abuse, resulting in puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun or a BB gun,” Lt. Hurlbut said.

Police officers arrested Allen, charging him with 9 counts of felony torture and 6 counts of child abuse. He is being held on $5.25 million bails.

“That’s why this is crazy,” Rogers said. “He was the nice guy. He was the one playing video games with them when I’m telling them, ‘We need to clean up and do chores.'”

The children were homeschooled, and all slept in the same room. Neighbors say they rarely, if ever, saw them outside.

“No, not at all and our house butts up from that court area, and I think we would have heard them. We would have seen them,” said neighbor Debra Garren.

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Rogers allowed FOX40 News to see the conditions inside her house, but she claimed the mess was made by the police when they arrested Allen.

“They tore up everything, and I haven’t had time to clean it because I’ve been back and forth to work. I work graveyard, so,” Rogers said.

But police officers say the horrible living conditions between their first visit in March and their second visit had not improved.

“So objects were obviously, probably moved while conducting that search but that was not the basis for the charges regarding the environment the children were in though,” Hurlbut said.

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Glendale cop arrested for lying about gang ties

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A Glendale cop was arrested on charges he lied to FBI investigators about his ties to the Mexican Mafia and Armenian organized crime.

A Glendale cop was arrested on charges he lied to FBI investigators about his ties to the Mexican Mafia and Armenian organized crime.

Federal officials say, Detective John Saro Balian, 45, a Seal Beach resident, lied on multiple occasions to law enforcement agencies about his links to members of the Mexican Mafia and Armenian organized crime. ABC7 reported.

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They allege Balian was in contact with several gang members, taking money from them in exchange for information and tipping them off about raids on marijuana grows. They also say he helped dispose of a firearm that was used in a shooting and was involved in extortion plots.



They say he misled investigators with the FBI, the LAPD and Homeland Security about his relationships with those organized crime figures.

Glendale cop was arrested at his home without incident.

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If convicted of making false statements to federal investigators, he faces up to five years in federal prison.

The Glendale Police Department said it is cooperating with the investigation and Balian is on administrative leave without pay during the investigation.

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Mexican federal police commander enters no contest plea to obstructing U.S. investigation into drug cartel

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A former high-ranking commander in the Mexican federal police entered a no contest plea in U.S. District Court to the charges of obstruction of justice and conspiring with others to corruptly impede a U.S.-based narcotics trafficking investigation.

A former high-ranking commander in the Mexican federal police entered a no contest plea in U.S. District Court to the charges of obstruction of justice and conspiring with others to corruptly impede a U.S. based narcotics trafficking investigation.

A no contest plea is one in which a defendant acknowledges that the facts of the case would result in a verdict of guilt, although the defendant is not admitting to those facts, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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Ivan Reyes Arzate, 46, of Mexico City, also known as “La Reina,” entered a no contest plea to charges that he obstructed and conspired to obstruct an investigation being carried out by the DEA. Reyes acquired information regarding the U.S. investigation through his position as a commander in the Mexican federal police, which was working with the DEA and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago to investigate an international drug trafficking and money laundering organization.



An indictment was returned in July 2017 charging Reyes, and he has been in custody since the announcement of the charges. U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve accepted the plea and set the sentencing for August 29, 2018.

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The obstruction of justice charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. The conspiracy charge carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison. The Court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal statutes and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

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