Ohio Ex-Mayor Admits To Repeatedly Raping Four-Year-Old Child, Says She Was “Willing”

Richard Keenan's mug shot [Photo: Trumball County Sheriff's Department]

These are the crime stories making headlines today, September 14, 2016 …

  • An Ohio ex-mayor has admitting to repeatedly raping a four-year-old child, and called her “willing,” according to prosecutors. Richard Keenan, 65 (above), served as mayor of Hubbard in 2010 and 2011 and has claimed in the past that he “dedicated his life to Christ.” Prosecutors said Kennan admitted to sexually assaulting the girl over a three-year period, beginning when she was four years old. He confessed the abuse to several family members and a social worker, but said that the child had been a “willing participant” in the abuse. He was indicted last month on eight counts of rape and 12 counts of attempted rape and gross sexual imposition. [Rawstory.com]
  • A landlord is accused of using his Central Park pad to drug and rape multiple women before videotaping them while unconscious, according to prosecutors. Eliseo Adorno, 67, was indicted in July with criminal sex act, rape, sex abuse, and unlawful surveillance charges. Prosecutors allege that Adorno raped women inside his two-bedroom apartment at the Langham at 135 Central Park West, which rents for $8,500 a month, according to the New York Post. Manhattan prosecutor Melanie Soberal said in court that the victims have “absolutely no recollection of any of the conduct depicted in the images or videos,” and added that on some recordings “snoring” can be heard. Authorities uncovered 350 sexually explicit photos and 45 videos taken between October 2014 and March 2015. [New York Post]
The Langham, 135 Central Park West [Photo: Google Maps]

The Langham, 135 Central Park West [Photo: Google Maps]

  • Scientists are one step closer to being able to predict who will be a violent offender based on their genetic profile. An international team of researchers have conducted a study and concluded that a mental condition called Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) is common among a large percentage of inmates. Experts say that this disorder is linked to aggression and manipulation, and they now believe that 40 to 70 percent of the prison population has APD compared to the 1 to 3 percent in the general population. Individuals who are antisocial or have alcoholic parents are also at a greater risk, and far more men are affected than women. [Daily Mail Online]
Michael Darnell Harris [Photo: Michigan State Police]

Michael Darnell Harris [Michigan State Police]

  • The Michigan State Police has launched an investigation into its crime lab after new DNA emerged pointing to a different killer in a convicted serial killer’s case from 1981. Ingham County Circuit Court has set a September 23 hearing to consider new evidence that could overturn the conviction of Michael Darnell Harris, 53, in the murder of Ula Curdy, 77, of Lansing. Harris, 53, is serving life sentences for the murders of Curdy and three other women in 1981 and 1982 — but has always maintained his innocence in all four killings. Harris’s attorney said that his client’s conviction for Curdy’s murder may have prejudiced decisions at later trials. According to court records, a former crime lab supervisor who testified against Harris in two cases was forced to retire in 2004 after officials learned he fraudulently submitted a DNA proficiency test that was actually completed by someone working under him. [Officer.com]
  • Two men have been linked through DNA testing to the 1973 murders of two girls in a small northern California town. William Lloyd Harbour and Larry Don Patterson, both 65, have been arrested after being linked to the disappearances of 13-year-old Doris Karen Derrybery and Valerie Janice Lane, 12. The two friends were reported missing on the morning of November 12, 1973, when they failed to come back from a shopping trip, and their bodies were found a few hours later in a wooded area of nearby Wheatland. They had been killed by shotgun blasts at close range. The case was inactive for years, until a DNA hit in 2014 prompted investigators to take another look at the investigation. [Yahoo News]
  • A 25-year-old woman in Japan has confessed to killing her brother and storing his frozen body parts in her house. Emi Takeuchi, 25, said she and her brother Ryo, 21, had a disagreement over a “trivial matter” and she killed him before trying to dump the corpse after dismembering it. The partially frozen body parts of Ryo, who had been living in the house with Takeuchi and thought missing since late August, were found in a house on Monday in Shisui, Chiba Prefecture. She was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of dismembering and abandoning the corpse, sources said. [Japan Times]
  • Suspects who lit a Muslim woman’s blouse on fire in New York targeted two other women in the same area, police say. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force has been helping police hunt the two men who walked up to Nemariq Al-Hinai and used a lighter to set the left sleeve of her blouse on fire Saturday night. Investigators learned that two other women on Fifth Avenue had their clothing set on fire in separate incidents, and believe that the same attacker targeted all three victims. Neither of the victims attacked on Wednesday were Muslim, so detective do not now believe that the crimes are related to religious beliefs. Al-Hinai managed to put the fire out herself and is unhurt, police said. [New York Daily News]

  • A three-year old boy in Louisville, Kentucky, has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say that Anthony Blake Wells picked up his father’s gun, which was in an unsecured location behind a television, and shot himself in the head at around 10:45 P.M. Sunday night. They believe that he saw another family member put it there. No one else in the home was hurt, and police say his parents were sleeping at the time. Investigators say that a similar situation happened in the same area about a month ago when a four-year-old girl found a stolen gun, and are warning people in the community to be vigilant about properly securing their weapons at home. [Wave 3 News]

Main photo: Richard Keenan’s mug shot [Photo: Trumball County Sheriff’s Department]


  • Jennifer Gross

    A 4 year old girl can’t consent crazy