Mon Feb 12 16:11:17 EST 2018
An Ohio man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison after impregnating 14-year-old twins and their 12-year-old sister while he was living in their home with them, PEOPLE confirms.
Last November, Arnold Perry, 34, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree felony rape and a third-degree felony count of sexual battery, Mahoning County Common Pleas Court records show.
On Thursday, Judge Maureen Sweeney sentenced Perry to 27 years in prison – two years more than the sentence prosecutors recommended, The Vindicator reports.
Perry was friends with the victims’ mother, who let him stay with her and her family at their Youngstown home when he had nowhere to live, assistant prosecutor Jennifer McLaughlin told the judge, per the Associated Press.
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After being welcomed into the home, Perry betrayed the family’s trust by raping the three victims in attacks that took place between May 2015 and November 2016, according to the indictment, The Vindicator reports.
One of the twins had an abortion after her pregnancy was discovered, the outlet says.
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But her twin and their younger sister had to give birth because their pregnancies were too far along when they were discovered, McLaughlin said, according to The Vindicator.
“These girls will suffer the rest of their lives because of this,” McLaughlin said in court.
Perry had been convicted of similar crimes as a juvenile, she said.
While admitting that Perry’s case is the “most heinous” he has ever handled, defense attorney Mark Lavelle asked the court for a lighter prison sentence of 15 to 16 years because his client had suffered a brain injury as a child “that prevents him from having feelings about his actions,” CBS News reports.
“I know now what I did was wrong,” Perry told the court before the sentencing, according to CBS News. “I wish I could take it back.”
When Perry is released from prison, he must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
In the meantime, the girls’ mother says she has been left to raise the babies with no help from Perry’s family, CBS News reports.
Calls to McLaughlin and Lavelle were not immediately returned.
Mon Feb 12 16:05:46 EST 2018
When Meghan takes her first royal carriage ride alongside Prince Harry following their wedding ceremony in Windsor on May 19, it will be an open-top affair, so that well-wishers lining the roads outside Windsor Castle can get a clear view of the happy couple.
But which carriage, exactly? The choice rests with Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth, who houses all the carriages in the Royal Mews. (Located on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the Royal Mews is a sort of parking garage for everything from horses to carriages to state cars.)
“My guess is that it will be an Ascot Landau,” suggests Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine. “It’s not as regal or grand as the Imperial State Landau, but it is perfect for the streets of Windsor.”
The procession may also include another Ascot Landau, carrying the best man – or “supporter,” as the the role is known in royal circles. If, as expected, Prince William is best man, he could be joined by the day’s junior attendants, which may include his own children, 4-year-old Prince George and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte.
Newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton used the Imperial State Landau, which had been built for Edward VII 109 years earlier, for their own wedding in April 2011. But that was held in London and, although the Queen has traveled in it for State visits when entertaining other heads of state in Windsor, it mostly remains in the capital city.
There is likely to be a fall-back option if it is raining – William and Kate had the Glass Coach on standby. (That coach was used by William’s late mother, Princess Diana, on the way to her wedding in 1981; Diana and Charles then used the Ascot Landau after the weather cleared.) “It’s the easiest one to see into,” says Little.
When the Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, married Sophie Rhys-Jones at St. George’s Chapel in June 1999, they had an Ascot Landau. Like Harry and Meghan, they rode through the streets of the historic town that lies about 30 miles west of London.
In 2008, when the Queen’s eldest grandchild, Peter Phillips, wed the then-Autumn Kelly, the couple rode away in the Balmoral Sociable carriage. But that time, there was no procession through town — instead, it went straight to the couple’s reception at Frogmore House on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Mon Feb 12 16:05:15 EST 2018
Chiseled jaw, piercing blue eyes, dark scruff; are we describing the man or the dog in this photo?
“I think my dog might actually be a human trapped in a dogs body,” Rice tweeted along with the shots.
The Internet whole-heartedly agreed with Rice, but they didn’t think the canine looked like just any random human, they thought the pooch was a dead ringer for their dad.
From the facial expressions to the similar features, it’s hard not see a little it of Rice in Luna and vice versa. Turns out this owner and dog doppelgänger phenomenon goes far beyond Rice and his uncannily canine companion.
In response to the rescue worker’s tweet, other pet owners started to share shots of their surprisingly similar-looking pets
There were even a couple cats too!
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Obviously, there are a lot of pet owners out there living with their furry clone. But the question remains: do we adopt pets that look like us or do owners and their pets slowly morph into each other over time?