A MIDDLE school teacher who sexually abused a 12-year-old girl and told her "I want to be your wife" has dodged jail. Allison Chilton, from Summerville, South Carolina, was sentenced to five years probation for manipulating and grooming her former pupil. Chilton, 27, pleaded guilty to the charges of criminal solicitation of a minor and third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. The language arts and math teacher was sentenced to ten years suspended to five years of probation after a judge accepted her guilty plea, reported WCSC. The charges stem from an investigation after the girl’s father told authorities that he suspected that there was a relationship between them. Dorchester County deputies said that the victim’s father told them he believed the relationship had started when his daughter was in the seventh grade while she was being taught by Chilton.He told police he became suspicious when his daughter was meeting Chilton in an empty classroom while other … [Read more...] about Female teacher, 27, dodges jail despite ‘sensual massages’ with girl, 12, who she told ‘I want to be your wife’
An original Apple computer with a wooden case is up for sale for £1.1 million ($1.5 million) on eBay — some 2,250 times more than its original price tag in 1976. The 'Apple-1' was the first product to be developed under the Apple name by company co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and launched in 1976. Around 175 of 200 Apple-1 machines were sold in total, each carrying a price tag of $666.66 (equivalent to some $3,126 today.) The fully-functional model is being sold by Krishna Blake of the US, who purchased the machine in 1978, and comes with its manuals and a cassette interface. Also included in the sale is a period Sony TV-115, which was the monitor model originally recommended by Mr Jobs to use to display the computer's output. According to Mr Blake, the sale of this rare piece of computing history on the online auction site is 'truly a first for eBay.' In March 2020, another functioning Apple-1 model — this one without its … [Read more...] about Original 45-year-old Apple computer with wooden case set to sell for £1.1 MILLION on eBay — 2,250 times more than it originally cost in 1976
Four decades ago, before his England debut, Cyrille Regis was sent a bullet in the post by a racist fan. In 2008, shortly after being appointed as Chelsea’s manager, Avram Grant was deluged with dozens of antisemitic emails. These days, as footballers continue to be subjected to racist abuse on Twitter and Instagram, the temptation is to wonder whether anything has changed except the method of delivery. The recent wave of social media abuse – directed primarily at prominent black footballers – follows a well-worn pattern. The incidents begin to cluster with a grisly momentum: Marcus Rashford, Axel Tuanzebe on two separate occasions, Anthony Martial, Reece James, Romaine Sawyers, Alex Jankewitz and Lauren James. Statements are issued. Governing bodies, broadcasters and public figures clamber over each other to offer their condemnation, often by way of a fancy social media graphic. And then, like any wave, the anger subsides. The news cycle gets bored. Racism carries … [Read more...] about English football is consumed by racism and hatred. Can the cycle be broken?
More than 12,000 properties sold for more than a million pound in the UK in 2020, with one reaching an impressive selling price of more than £44m. Despite the country entering the first lockdown due to coronavirus last spring, it didn't stop the flat at 1 Mulberry Square in the City of Westminster, selling for £44,278,490 on April 21. It was closely followed by two other London homes which went for £36m and £35.5m in both March and January respectively. Unsurprisingly all of the top ten properties were in the capital and they all brought in more than £20m for their sellers. At the other end of the market three properties - a flat and two terraced houses - all sold for a bargain £15,000. The flat in Washington, Sunderland, sold on October 13, the house in Burnley, Lancashire completed on March 27 and the house in Coundon, Bishop Auckland was sold on April 27. According to the Land Registry, 552,125 home sales were registered across England and Wales have … [Read more...] about The most and least expensive homes sold in 2020 – including house for just £15,000
When Yasika Fernando discovered she was adopted at the age of 18 she tried not to think too much about her birth mother. Growing up in London, Yasika was close to her adoptive parents, Yasantha and Donald, and finding her biological mother in Sri Lanka seemed like an almost impossible task. However, after giving birth to her own daughter, Ivani, three, the 32-year-old became determined to find out what made her mother give her away. She explains: “I didn’t think about it a lot because I was happy and comfortable and it wasn’t an issue. “At the back of my mind I wanted to know where she was and stuff but it was only when I had my daughter, Ivani, that all the questions started coming. “When Ivani was two and a half months old - the same age as when my adoptive mum got me - I couldn’t imagine the pain of letting go a child. “When you hold your baby, you could never imagine giving her away. I couldn’t even think about it. So I wanted to know … [Read more...] about Woman finds long lost mother after 31 years and discovers she has a grandma too