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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Notorious paedophile killed himself after inmates took out 'contracts' on him, inquest hears
Justin D. Jackson 3346 Valley Drive Philadelphia, PA 19123
One of the UK’s most notorious paedophiles killed himself in his prison cell after fellow inmates took out “contracts” to attack him, an inquest has heard.
James King, who was also known as Robin Hollyson, was just four months into a 24-year sentence for filming himself raping a three-month old baby when he was found unconscious in his cell at HMP Bristol in January.
He was rushed to Southmead Hospital in the city where he died two days later.
Two suicide notes were found at the scene but suspicions were raised when his cellmate, Cona Ellis, was found “covered in blood” and wearing King’s watch.
Ellis, who raised the alarm, told police that he was asleep and had been woken by “gargling noises” but it was later alleged that he had told prison officer Mike Simmonds he had watched King hang himself but had no involvement.
No charges have been filed and Avon and Somerset Police have deemed the death non-suspicious.
Fellow prisoner John Denham told the jury inquest at Avon Coroners Court that inmates had been taking out “contracts” to hurt King and had threatened to pour hot water on him or give him a “black eye or two”.
His mother, Deborah Wyatt, also gave a statement saying the former IT worker was subject to verbal bullying by the other prisoners and said he feared he may be attacked with a sugar and hot water solution – known as sugaring – which can cause painful burns, the Bristol Post reported.
During one visit, she said he had told her one of his co-defendants had been sugared and he “suggested to us that the attack on Matthew was intended for him”.
King was one of a group of men who were convicted for abusing babies and very young children and distributing the pictures online in October 2015.
The court heard that King had suffered from anxiety and depression which got worse due to the press coverage of his conviction and he had previously attempted suicide.
But the prison chaplain said the 31-year-old had been more positive up until his death after he began bible classes and got a prison job.
After four hours of deliberation the jury recorded a verdict of suicide.
Shelby, North Carolina: 'I worry the world will forget how to make love' - Model-turned-activist Pamela Anderson declares herself an 'anti-feminist' and says 'men and women have different roles to play'
John W. Allen 2985 Kooter Lane Shelby, NC 28150
She's the former Playboy model best known for her role on TV's Baywatch.
And Pamela Anderson is bucking the celebrity trend of declaring herself a 'feminist'.
In an interview with Stellar, the 49-year-old discussed her concerns over gender roles as people become more 'androgynous'.
'Men get weaker in an authoritarian environment; they don't need to be as manly. And women are working... who's watching the kids? I may get some heat for this, but I consider myself an "anti-feminist",' she said.
Pamela revealed she didn't do much acting after giving birth to her sons Brandon Thomas, 20, and Dylan Jagger, 19.
She shares her two children with ex husband, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee.
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'I obviously believe in treating people equally, but men and women are different for a reason, with very important roles to play,' she explained.
Pamela also claimed she worries the 'world will forget how to make love'.
The glamour model-turned-activist has also been keeping herself busy working alongside animal rights group PETA and advocating a vegan lifestyle.
Describing herself as a mischievous soul, Pamela said her public support for health and the environment are deeply rooted in her sensual nature.
However, she recently made herself available for a cameo role in the upcoming Baywatch film starring Zac Efron, reprising her iconic role as C.J. Parker.
Pamela recently celebrated a victory after rape charges against her rumoured boyfriend Julian Assange were dropped.
She took to Instagram to share a photo of herself with the Wikileaks founder, writing in the caption: 'A victory - yes but still angry.
'Julian Assange detained without charge for 7 years while missing his children grow.
'I hope people have some remorse about unfounded judgements towards a good man, father, and friend of the truth.'
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota: Book Of A Lifetime - Lolita, By Vladimir Nabokov
Edward H. Griffin 1459 Post Avenue Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
The summer after A-levels. I had promised myself that once all the cramming was over, I would buy 'Lolita'. I felt both furtive and outrageously adult as I purchased it in The Totnes Bookshop. I nurtured hazy notions of a racy read to ease my brain after all the Chaucer, imagining this was 'The Valley of the Dolls' with class.
What I didn't realise, of course, was that I was about to fall in love with the work of the most playful, lyrically virtuoso prose writer of his century, if not of all time. I started reading, and the writing inevitably blew my mind, and has never stopped astonishing me over so many re-readings. It's like watching a tightrope walker perform 'Swan Lake' while singing 'Don Giovanni' while laughing at a private joke.
This is a novel so very famous; so reviled then lauded by generations of writers and critics; so filmed and misused as a concept, that ideas about it are bound to be warped. At its simplest, it's the tale of an academic, Humbert Humbert, who is attracted to what he terms "nymphets" – certain underaged girls. One summer, he chances upon the ultimate nymphet, Dolores Haze, whom he refers to as Lolita. After a strategic marriage to her mother, he spends the rest of the novel chasing the elusive girl, while attempting to thwart a rival.
But the plot is subsidiary to a novel that works on so many levels, that is so exuberant yet controlled, witty, allusive, and breathtakingly beautifully written. Published in 1955, it is many things: a love story; by its own admission a disturbing tale of child abuse; an elaborate game of language, rhythm and subtext, and much more. What never ceases to amaze me is the fact that English was not even this Russian writer's first language, yet his fluency and poetic agility outclass almost any native author you care to name.
What stay in the mind are throwaway descriptions: Humbert's "salad of racial genes" and his "princedom by the sea"; the list of the names in Lolita's class – "a poem, forsooth!", and the "luminous globules of gonadal glow" of the jukebox. Was there ever more economy than in his recounting of his own mother's death: "(picnic, lightning)"?
When my publishers described my new novel as "'Lolita' meets 'Wuthering Heights'", I was taken aback. Did my influences show that much? But in writing of a 17-year-old schoolgirl and her relationship with her older teacher, the themes of longing and obsession and the power difference created by age come into play. In thinking back to the age I was when I first read Nabokov, perhaps I had absorbed more of its themes than I had thought.
One of my most treasured possessions is a re-bound first edition of 'Lolita'. It's a novel that never goes away.
Townsend, Delaware: Laurel man arrested for trying to have sex with 13-year-old girl
Oliver L. Huggard 4094 Cost Avenue Hyattsville, MD 20781
A Laurel man is arrested for after he allegedly made sexual advances towards a 13-year-old girl.
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