crime

Adora Namigadde

The city of Columbus is making strides in staffing up its police department, as the city continues to see a record number of homicides. Mayor Andrew Ginther announced on Wednesday that the city plans to add 30 additional police recruits to its 2018 recruit classes. 

Editor's note: This report includes graphic and disturbing descriptions of sexual assault.

There's a trial scheduled in March at the marble courthouse in Newark, N.J., of a man charged with kidnapping and raping a young woman with an intellectual disability.

That trial is likely to be a quiet one, with little attention, nothing like the feverish national press coverage 25 years ago of the trial — in that same courthouse — in another case of sexual assault of another young woman with an intellectual disability.

A 28-year-old man who allegedly hacked into thousands of computers to watch and listen to users has been indicted in Ohio. Federal prosecutors say Phillip Durachinsky created malware that enabled him to remotely access and turn on the cameras and microphones of computers.

Sexual Assault of People With Intellectual Disabilites

Jan 11, 2018
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People with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate seven times higher than people without disabilities.

Coming up, we'll hear from a reporter who has covered these assaults in a special NPR series called Abused and Betrayed, and how local advocacy groups are combating them. 

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A Hilliard teenager has pledged no contest to charges of plotting to murder classmates in a mass shooting at Hilliard Davidson High School.

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A federal criminal complaint has been filed against disgruntled Dublin postal worker, who is accused of murdering two U.S. government employees for performing their official duties.

Ohio Supreme Court chambers.
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The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a case next month that tests the constitutionality of death penalty sentencing. 

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A disgruntled postal worker accused of fatally shooting his supervisor at a United States Post Office in Dublin, and then killing a postmaster outside her apartment, is scheduled to be arraigned on charges including aggravated murder.

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A Christmas Day death that police are now calling a homicide is considered to be Columbus' 140th of the year, breaking the previous record of 139 set in 1991.

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Dublin police have arrested a suspect, Deshaune Stewart, following a fatal shooting at a United States Post Office early Saturday morning.

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