Legal Briefs for February 5, 2009

POSTED: Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 6:47pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:57pm

In California, a woman is accused of making her pit-bull attack her nephew. Authorities say Melissa Macrum made her 70 lb dog attack the 13-year-old during the Super Bowl. Police say Macrum had been drinking and thought it would be funny. Isabel Bingle, the victim’s grandmother says, “And then when I seen all the blood on his arm I ran to my room because I got scared, I freaked, because all that blood. I’m not used to seeing all that blood so I got kind of scared.” She is charged with child endangerment.

Authorities in Texas say they caught a convicted sex offender illegally using a MySpace account. The AG’s office says 33-year-old Jesse Clay Scott accessed the site in violation of his parole terms. Attorney General Greg Abbot explains, “Jesse Scott assaulted a 15-year-old child 10 years ago and was sentenced to prison for 10 years and wasn’t out of prison for very long when he violated his parole by establishing a profile on MySpace where he could have had access to other children.” Scott is back behind bars facing more prison time.

A Wisconsin teen is accused of using another popular website to blackmail fellow classmates into having sex with him. Police say 18-year-old Anthony Stensill created an online female persona on the popular website Facebook, and then contacted local males. Waukesha Co. D.A. Brad Schimel explains, “He would coax them into providing him with nude photos of themselves in exchange for what they thought was nude photos of the girl they were talking to.” Instead, prosecutors say Stensill threatened to release those photos unless the guys hooked up with him. He’s charged with 12 felony counts, including 2nd degree sexual assault and could face up to 300 years in prison.

A man has been arrested in Florida for making out with blow up sex dolls. It happened in a grocery store parking lot in Cape Coral. A witness who say Bartusek kiss the dolls says, “As I walked by, I saw this guy with two blowup dolls, kissing them and bouncing them, and trying to get people’s attention.” Authorities say this isn’t the first time 51-year-old George Bartusek has had a run-in with the law. Bartusek is charged with trespassing.