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January 12, 2010
The suspect in the slaying of an 11-year-old Salisbury girl found dead Christmas Day was indicted Monday on charges of kidnapping, child abduction and burglary, according to online court records. Thomas J. Leggs Jr. will face additional charges, authorities have said. A medical examiner has determined that Sarah Haley Foxwell's death was a homicide. Her body was found Christmas Day. Leggs, 30, has convictions for sex offenses in Maryland and Delaware. - Associated Press
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June 20, 2014
After three teenage Israeli students were kidnapped, The Sun's coverage emphasizes the complaints about efforts to find and rescue them ("Israeli leader accuses terrorists of kidnapping 3 teens," June 15). Really? The photo in the story is of a mother whose son was arrested for questioning about the kidnapping, a mother who knows where her son is being held, and not of the family members of the boys who were seized. Really? There is good and evil in the world, and surely kidnapping innocent teenage students on their way home is patently evil.
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June 18, 1992
The release of the last known living Western hostages held in Lebanon ends a crisis in relations between the West and Lebanon, Syria and Iran that has been going on since 1984. Their kidnapping was state-sponsored terrorism.Germany made some concessions in the treatment of two convicted terrorists in German prisons to buy their freedom, but so long as the concessions are reasonable, that price is not too high.Of 92 Western hostages seized while going about their daily business in Lebanon from 1984 to 1991, eight are known dead and three presumed dead.
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By R. Bennett Furlow | May 13, 2014
The kidnapping of 276 Nigerian school girls by the Boko Haram insurgency has finally drawn attention to the group's murderous, five-year-long crusade, which, unlike attacks by Islamist militants elsewhere, has largely focused on school children. In September of last year, Boko Haram raiders attacked a college dormitory at 1 a.m., killing 44 students and teachers. Last July they killed 42 people, mainly students, in a pre-dawn raid on a school. In February, they attacked a boarding school in northern Nigeria in the middle of the night, killing 59 boys.
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By Larry Carson larry.carson@baltsun.com | December 24, 2009
A 21-year old North Laurel man is in the Howard County Detention Center, held on $350,000 bail and facing charges that he robbed two different people at knifepoint in the same shopping center on the same day, including one incident that involved a kidnapping and carjacking. Nortel Maurice Clayton, who lived with his family in the 9500 block Canterbury Riding, also in North Laurel, was arrested Wednesday night while seeking treatment for a minor injury at the Prince George's County Hospital Center, according to county police.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
A Baltimore County jury on Thursday found a city man guilty in the rape and kidnapping of 17-year-old community college student last October. William Justin Campbell, 25, was found guilty of rape, kidnapping and robbery. He faces a sentence of life plus 20 years. His co-defendant, Kenyon Travis Waller, 22, has a trial scheduled to begin August 12. "Waller and Campbell are dangerous people," Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson said in November following the two men's arrest a month later.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2011
A teenage girl was kidnapped by four men in Woodlawn, driven to an unfamiliar location and sexually assaulted on Nov. 1, police said. At about 3 p.m. that day, the 15-year-old was walking in the 1800 block of Woodlawn Drive when men in a teal, four-door sedan approached, according to a statement Wednesday from the Baltimore County Police Department. Two of the men were wearing ski masks, police said. One of the unmasked men began talking to the victim, displayed a handgun and then forced her into the car, according to police.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2012
Two men were given life sentences Tuesday for their roles in the May 2010 kidnapping and rape of a woman who was stranded in downtown Baltimore and seeking help, prosecutors said. Jerome Lee, 29, and Jamal Richards, 28, were convicted by Baltimore juries in November. On May 22, 2010, the men were driving when they saw a woman on North Eutaw Street seeking assistance and they offered to drive her home, according to a statement from the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office.
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By Julie Scharper | julie.scharper@baltsun.com | December 30, 2009
Authorities are seeking at least two other potential victims of the man charged with kidnapping an 11-year-old Salisbury girl whose body was found on Christmas Day, the Wicomico County state's attorney said. "I have reason to believe there are other victims out there who have not come forward before," said State's Attorney Davis Ruark, adding that authorities have received information about potential adult victims. Thomas J. Leggs Jr, 30, is being held without bond in the disappearance of Sarah Haley Foxwell, his former girlfriend's niece, who was seen leaving her bedroom with him last week, according to court documents.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
Detectives in Aberdeen received a tip they hoped would be their big break: A prisoner seeking leniency said he knew the man who abducted the mother of Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. But nearly nine months after the bizarre kidnapping, no suspect has been identified and police still don't know of a motive in the case, in which Violet R. Ripken was taken from her home by an unknown assailant and safely returned nearly 24 hours later. Michael Wayne Molitor claimed last year to know what happened and gave police a name; in return, police helped persuade a judge to grant him bail after a string of drug offenses.
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Erica L. Green and Erica L. Green | May 9, 2014
Students from a Baltimore City charter school will join hundreds Friday in a march to support the safe return of hundreds of schoolgirls who were kidnapped in Nigeria last month.  Students from the Baltimore Leadership School for Young women, an all-girls charter school in Baltimore, will be donning red and marching from their school's Mt. Vernon location to City Hall, where Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will speak. Several private schools, including Roland Park Country School, will join forces with more than one dozen schools and organizations like the JCC of Greater Baltimore in the rally.  The groups will display a show a solidarity in support of 276 girls who were abducted at gunpoint from their school dormitories on April 15 in Nigeria by a militant group and have not yet been returned.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
Dozens of students from mostly all-girls schools throughout the area poured onto War Memorial Plaza in front of Baltimore City Hall on Friday afternoon, pumping signs in the air and chanting "bring back our girls. " They were there to add their voices to the many around the world calling for the release of more than 200 Nigerian girls abducted three weeks ago by extremist group Boko Haram when they showed up for school, defying the group's opposition to the education of women. The students from schools such as the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Maryvale Preparatory School and Friends School of Baltimore said they felt a camaraderie for the girls thousands of miles away.
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By Jean Waller Brune | May 8, 2014
"I speak not for myself but for those without voice, those who have fought for their rights, their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, and their right to be educated. " - Malala Yousafzai Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai captured our hearts and minds this past year as she fought for her life after being shot in the face by the Taliban for standing up to promote the education of girls. Hers is a very powerful story of the struggle tied to girls' education around the world, and her remarkable appearance at the United Nations on her 16th birthday made her an ambassador and role model for girls everywhere and their right to education.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is leading a group of women who on Tuesday called for tougher international sanctions against an organization that kidnapped more than 200 girls in Nigeria last month. The Maryland Democrat along with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, organized a letter Tuesday to President Obama, urging him to advocate for tougher international sanctions against Islamic terror group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for the kidnappings. The bipartisan letter was signed by all 20 women senators.
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May 6, 2014
It's now been more than two weeks since Islamic militants attacked a girls' boarding school in remote northeast Nigeria and abducted more than 300 young women between the ages of 16 and 18, carrying them off into the bush on a convoy of buses and trucks. But apart from a few dozen students who managed to escape in the first few hours after their capture, not a trace of the girls has been found so far. And the kidnappings haven't stopped: Today U.N. officials announced that at least eight more girls were seized by extremists in the same part of the country as last month's abductions.
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By Jessica Anderson and Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
Timothy Virts, subject of a manhunt last month that triggered a multistate Amber Alert ending at a South Carolina motel, has been formally indicted on charges that he abducted his 11-year-old daughter and killed her mother, Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36. Virts was indicted Monday by a grand jury in Baltimore County on nine counts, including murder, kidnapping, attempted sexual abuse and other charges, according to court records. The murder charge alone carries a potential life sentence. No trial date has been set, but Virts is expected to appear in court for an arraignment hearing within 30 days.
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June 20, 2014
After three teenage Israeli students were kidnapped, The Sun's coverage emphasizes the complaints about efforts to find and rescue them ("Israeli leader accuses terrorists of kidnapping 3 teens," June 15). Really? The photo in the story is of a mother whose son was arrested for questioning about the kidnapping, a mother who knows where her son is being held, and not of the family members of the boys who were seized. Really? There is good and evil in the world, and surely kidnapping innocent teenage students on their way home is patently evil.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2010
The three Baltimore police officers accused of dumping a West Baltimore teen in a Howard County park last year with no shoes or a cell phone turned themselves in Wednesday and were being held as of late afternoon on six-figure bails. Tyrone Francis, 29, Gregory Hellen, 30, and Milton G. Smith III, 32, were indicted by a city grand jury on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, second-degree assault and misconduct in office Tuesday. On May 4, 2009, a teen said the officers pulled him into a police van and drove him into Patapsco State Park in Ellicott City, snapping his cell phone and leaving him there without shoes.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | February 4, 2014
What began as a traffic stop by Laurel police early Tuesday resulted in the arrest of two men in connection with a home invasion and kidnapping. Donte Powell, 27, of Washington, and Douglas Mention, 26, of South Carolina, are charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and weapons charges in connection with the Feb. 4 incident.  According to police, at about 1:16 a.m. an officer observed a car without its headlights on traveling the wrong way...
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
Four men have pleaded guilty in a scheme to extort money and heroin by kidnapping an 8-year-old boy, according to the Baltimore State's Attorney's office. Raheem Taylor, Randy Ennis, Gary Stokes and Nathaniel Booker pleaded guilty on Friday to charges related to the incident on July 11, 2011, prosecutors said. The boy was walking with another child in the in the 300 block of Gwynn Avenue in the Allendale neighborhood, authorities said, when Taylor threw him into the trunk of a green car driven by Stokes.
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