DALLAS — A storage facility manager who posed as a gynecologist was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to practicing medicine without a license.
Thomas Patrick Remo, 50, of Ovilla was fined $750 and sentenced to four years on each of three counts and will serve the terms concurrently, according to the Dallas County district attorney's office.
The counts stem from an undercover investigation that began after authorities saw an ad in an alternative weekly newspaper offering free medical care and "fantasy exams for couples."
A prosecutor called the number and set up an undercover sting with an investigator posing as a patient and using a hidden camera to film the events.
Remo wore a scrub shirt and had some medical equipment in the makeshift exam room, a small kitchen in the Cedar Hill storage facility office where he worked, authorities said.
After Remo was arrested in September, authorities received calls from women who said they were victims. But they didn't want their identities revealed in court records, so prosecutors could not file sexual assault charges on Remo.
He could face more charges if any others come forward.
FREDERICA, Del. - The apparent suicide of a woman found hanging from a tree went unreported for hours because passers-by thought the body was a Halloween decoration, authorities said.
The 42-year-old woman used rope to hang herself across the street from some homes on a moderately busy road late Tuesday or early Wednesday, state police said.
The body, suspended about 15 feet above the ground, could be easily seen from passing vehicles.
State police spokesman Cpl. Jeff Oldham and neighbors said people noticed the body at breakfast time Wednesday but dismissed it as a holiday prank. Authorities were called to the scene more than three hours later.
"They thought it was a Halloween decoration," Fay Glanden, wife of Mayor William Glanden, told The (Wilmington) News Journal.
"It looked like something somebody would have rigged up," she said.
I am not sure who the freak is here. The woman or the people who keep walking past her.
I actually saw that one on the local news down here. Even had video of him in the act of sprinkling.
We have the death penalty, I say we use it here!
Ok, maybe that's a bit extreme, so let's at least lock him up in a cell and let him be Bubba's new girlfriend.
Yes doctor, I am sick. Sick of those who are spineless. Sick of those who feel self-entitled. Sick of those who are hypocrites. Yes doctor, an army is forming. Yes doctor, there will be a war. Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
News from Yorskhire Extract from the Yorkshire Evening Post:
"A drunk who claimed he had been raped by a dog was yesterday jailed for 12 months by a judge. Martin Hoyle, 45, was arrested by police after a passing motorist and his girlfriend found a Staffordshire bull terrier, called Badger, having sex with him at the side of a road in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Prosecutor Ben Crosland said the couple had stopped to help because they thought Hoyle was being attacked by the animal. But when they got closer they saw that he had his trousers round his ankles, was down on all fours and the dog was straddling him from behind.
"The defendant mumbled something about the dog having taken a liking to him," said Mr Crosland. "The couple were extremely offended and sickened by what they saw." Another passing motorist contacted the police and Hoyle was arrested as he walked with the dog down the road.
Hoyle, of East view, Marsh, Huddersfield, told police "I can't help it if the dog took a liking to me. He tried to rape me."
He repeated the rape allegation at the police station and added "The dog pulled my trousers down." Hoyle, who has had a long-standing alcohol problem, was jailed for 12 months after he admitted committing an act which outraged public decency.
His barrister said Hoyle had no memory of the incident because of his drunken state, but was now very remorseful and incredibly embarrassed.
Jailing him, Judge Alistair McCallum told Hoyle "Never before in my time at the bar or on the bench have I ever had to deal with somebody who voluntarily allowed himself to be buggered by a dog on the public highway. Frankly it is beyond most of our comprehension. It is an absolutely disgusting thing for members of the public to have to witness."
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Jailing him, Judge Alistair McCallum told Hoyle "Never before in my time at the bar or on the bench have I ever had to deal with somebody who voluntarily allowed himself to be buggered by a dog on the public highway. Frankly it is beyond most of our comprehension. It is an absolutely disgusting thing for members of the public to have to witness."
No kidding!!!! I like how he used the term "buggered." Those Brits are funny guys.
Now was the dog accused of rape? If so, I'm sure the dog can plead ignorance.
If you're a battery, you're either working or you're dead....
BOULDER, Colo. - Home Depot is defending a lawsuit filed by a man who claims the chain's Louisville store ignored his cries for help after he fell victim to a prank and was glued to a toilet seat.
Bob Dougherty, 57, of Nederland, said he became stuck to a bathroom toilet seat last year after somebody smeared glue on it.
"They left me there, going through all that stress," Dougherty told The (Boulder) Daily Camera. "They just let me rot."
His lawsuit, filed Friday, said Dougherty was recovering from heart bypass surgery at the time and thought he was having a heart attack. A store employee who heard him calling for help informed the head clerk via radio, but the head clerk "believed it to be a hoax," the lawsuit said.
Home Depot spokeswoman Kathryn Gallagher said she could not comment on pending litigation.
The lawsuit said after about 15 minutes, store officials called for an ambulance. Paramedics unbolted the toilet seat, and while wheeling a "frightened and humiliated" Dougherty out of the store, he passed out.
The lawsuit said the toilet seat separated from his skin, leaving abrasions.
"This is not Home Depot's fault," he said. "But I am blaming them for letting me hang in there and just ignoring me."
You know they were all laughing about it in the break room!
If you're a battery, you're either working or you're dead....