National: Crime


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DeKalb teacher accused of having sex with student found dead

A 28-year-old DeKalb County teacher accused of having sex with a male student was found dead Wednesday after he apparently shot himself in his car.    READ MORE »


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DeKalb teacher missing after being accused of sex with student

A 28-year-old DeKalb County middle school teacher accused of having sex with a male student has gone missing after leaving notes apologizing for the 'chaos he caused.'    READ MORE »


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Woodstock man arrested for murdering his gay business partner

The business partner of a gay Cobb County man who was stabbed to death was arrested and charged in the killing – just days after another man was convicted of the murder.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta police arrest suspect in robbery of gay Midtown man

A 46-year-old homeless man with a history of armed robberies was arrested Friday and charged with robbing and assaulting a gay man in Midtown.    READ MORE »


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‘Cold-blooded killer’ convicted of murdering Cobb gay man

A judge sentenced a felon to two consecutive life sentences in prison without parole for the brutal stabbing death of gay East Cobb man Jerry Moore.    READ MORE »


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Gay Atlanta man robbed, assaulted in Midtown

An unidentified man is still at large after threatening to shoot a gay Atlanta man during a robbery in Midtown. The perpetrator claimed he needed money for HIV medication.    READ MORE »


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Felon on trial for ‘brutal murder’ of Cobb gay man

The alleged killer of a gay East Cobb man went on trial last week, with prosecutors saying the motive involved greed and a failing business.    READ MORE »


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Athens trans woman cleared in death of a trans rival

An Athens judge dismissed murder charges against a transgender woman who fatally shot another transgender woman, ruling that the shooting was self defense.    READ MORE »


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Man leaves puppy in LA Fitness locker while he works out

Atlanta police cited a man for animal cruelty after gym-goers at LA Fitness at Ansley Mall heard his puppy barking – from inside the locker where he left the dog while he worked out.    READ MORE »


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Ex Atlanta man arrested for falsely accusing Grindr meetup of rape

A former Atlanta resident is facing five years in prison after he was caught lying to police about being raped by another man he met on Grindr.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta man arrested in Nashville for robbing victim using Jack’d

Nashville police arrested a 28-year-old Atlanta resident for allegedly robbing a man he met on the gay cruising app Jack'd.    READ MORE »


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HIV exposure charges dropped against gay former Atlanta man

Charges have been dropped against a gay former Atlanta man who faced years in prison after being accused of exposing a sex partner to HIV.    READ MORE »


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Gay Atlanta man who stole from non-profit avoids jail time

The former executive director of a gay Atlanta non-profit pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $56,000 from the organization, but avoided jail time and is now raising money to start a new non-profit.    READ MORE »


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Genderqueer person killed during argument in Northwest Atlanta

Friends and family of Nino Fortson are grieving after the early Sunday morning shooting death of the gender nonconforming Atlanta resident, a member of the local ballroom scene.    READ MORE »


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Man arrested for sexually assaulting male victim in restroom

Atlanta police arrested a 54-year-old Uber Eats driver for allegedly sexually assaulting a mentally disabled man in a bathroom at the popular Southwest Atlanta restaurant where he worked.    READ MORE »


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Young man raped inside popular gay-owned Atlanta restaurant

A 21-year-old man says he was sexually assaulted by another man in a restroom at a popular gay-owned restaurant in Southwest Atlanta on Sunday.    READ MORE »


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Alleged killer indicted for murder of Atlanta transgender woman

The transgender woman accused of killing Atlanta trans woman Ava Le'Ray Barrin during a parking lot fight between rival groups of friends was formally indicted by a grand jury on murder charges.    READ MORE »


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Man who allegedly shot gay bar patron ‘not competent’ for trial

The 47-year-old felon charged with harassing and then shooting a man leaving a gay Atlanta bar – and a separate shooting weeks earlier – was declared mentally incompetent and won't face a criminal trial anytime soon.    READ MORE »


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Transgender woman murdered in Macon driveway

Candace Towns – a 30-year-old transgender woman not seen for three days – was found shot to death on Tuesday at the top of a hill in a blighted neighborhood in Macon.    READ MORE »


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Gay Atlanta non-profit leader charged with stealing $56,000

The former longtime executive director of a gay Atlanta non-profit that cares for the pets of critically ill people was arrested and faces charges that he embezzled more than $56,000 from the beloved organization.    READ MORE »

 
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