Police arrest 22-year-old man accused of molesting 6-month-old, and posting assault video online

first_imgU.S. Marshals arrested a 22-year-old man accused of molesting a 6-month-old baby.According to Enid Police, Brice Gage Watkins sexually assaulted a 6-month-old baby, recorded the assault and posted the video on social media. Watkins faces charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 12 and manufacturing child pornography among others. Police said in mid-August that they believed officers from a different jurisdiction had taken Watkins into custody. However, it turned out to be someone else.A manhunt was then launched for Watkins.On Thursday officials were able to capture and arrest Watkins.last_img

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Student organization helps local kids

first_imgApproximately 50 eighth-grade students came for the event, which included a presentation from nonprofit organization Helping Young People Excel as well as a Q&A session with past participants of the program who are current high school sophomores.HYPE provides talented            low-income students in Los Angeles with services to help students gain admission to universities, finance their education and succeed in high school and life in general.The eighth-grade girls come from Los Angeles Academy Middle School, Clinton Middle School, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and George Washington Carver Middle School, all situated within a five-mile radius from campus.The event focused on informing and preparing students to succeed in high school, college and their future lives. HYPE speaker Rachel Torrey handed out a sheet that asked the young women questions about their dream job, the college major they needed for that job and companies in Los Angeles related to the field.WYSE is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization at 11 universities across the country. USC’s branch, the largest of any other university, won the Tommy Award for Best Service Organization last year and currently is expanding to include more mentors.Other past WYSE events included trips around Los Angeles in which mentors and mentees had the opportunity to discuss topics ranging from mental health to birth control and pregnancy.“We give them unbiased information about anything that impacts their life as a woman in South L.A,” said WYSE executive director Lauren Estrada. “It’s more of an empowerment and confidence booster for them and helps them stay on a good path.  With more information, they empower themselves.”Another part of the day featured two games and an activity to illustrate where the girls see themselves in the future.Future events include a trip to the California Science Center  to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor and an IMAX movie on March 8.“We’re getting them out of their neighborhoods to see the rest of L.A.,” said USC WYSE Outreach Director Tiffany Kuan. Women and Youth Supporting Each Other held Future Options Day on Saturday, an annual event meant to educate local middle school students about planning for high school, college and the future.Be WYSE · Members of Women and Youth Supporting Each Other chat with local middle school girls outside Taper Hall of Humanities. – Photo courtesy of Tiffany Kuanlast_img read more

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ESL announces European grassroots initiative to expand path to CS:GO Pro League

first_imgESL has today revealed a new initiative to expand its path for aspiring CS:GO players to rise through the ranks from the National Championship level onto the amateur ranks in order to qualify for the ESL Pro League. Ulrich Schulze, ESLStarting with ESEA Season 26, the winners of the ESL UK Premiership and the ESL Mistrzostwa Polski, the official national leagues of the UK & Ireland and Poland respectively, will claim a place to compete in the Mountain Dew League (MDL). This partnership is aimed at providing a clear pathway for CS:GO players to progress from amateur ranks to compete on the world stage linking the national leagues to the Pro League through MDL.The investment in the path-to-pro system will continue from Season 27 with ESL’s French, Spanish and German leagues providing qualification spots to the MDL, establishing ESL’s national leagues as the leading grassroots CS:GO leagues in each territory. The already-established ESEA League will continue to run alongside this new initiative.To achieve this, ESL is set to move its European National Championships to be part of ESEA’s system creating promotion spots up to MDL, the only league that feeds directly into the Pro League. The team that wins the National Championship will qualify for the MDL, creating a clear path from there to the Pro League. If the team that wins has already secured a spot in the MDL, then the second place team will get the promotion instead.The currently confirmed promotion slots are as follows:ESEA Season 26·             Mountain Dew League will expand from 24 to 27 teams·             2 from ESL Major Series·             1 from ESL UK (UK Premiership)·             1 from ESL Poland (Mistrzostwa Polski)·             4 from ESEA Main divisionAdditionally, VirtusPro will compete in MDL Season 26 after relegation from the Pro League. ESEA Season 27·             1 from ESL Germany (Meisterschaft)·             1 from ESL France (Championnat National)·             1 from ESL Spain (Masters)·             4 from ESEA Main divisionUlrich Schulze, VP Pro Gaming at ESL commented: “The continued growth of the esports industry relies on the fostering of new talent. ESL and ESEA have a staunch belief that anyone wishing to play at the top level in esports should be supported, and offered a clear path to make their dream a reality. Today’s announcement does just that by uniting ESEA’s leading anticheat, local servers for Europe with ESL’s passionate fan base.”The Mountain Dew League is the exclusive path into the Pro League, offering support for the EU and NA regions as well as the wider world through the Mountain Dew League Global Challenge. With the inclusion of the European national leagues into the path to the ESL Pro League, amateurs can join the Mountain Dew League and compete for their chance to join the elite teams.Esports Insider says: This is big news for the national leagues of the UK, Ireland and Poland and offers a sizable opportunity for the teams playing in them. Moreover, it’s having structures like these in place that matter for esports long term growth as an industry.last_img read more

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