Law enforcement in Florida has arrested Gisela Castro Medina, a 19-year-old accused of helping a wealthy, young Republican strategist in Minnesota prey on girls and recruit them for paid sex.
She faces the same criminal charges as her alleged pal, GOP operative Anton Lazzaro: sex trafficking of a minor, attempt to commit sex trafficking, and obstruction of justice.
Both hail from Minnesota. But while the FBI arrested Lazzaro in Minneapolis on Thursday morning, jail records show that law enforcement caught up with Castro Medina that same evening in the Florida panhandle. She was labeled a “fugitive from justice” and jailed overnight, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Department.
The agency’s website indicates that she was denied an opportunity to pay bond for release and was instead transferred out of their custody on Friday afternoon.
A photo posted to Instagram shows Castro Medina and Lazzaro together
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted simultaneous searches on Saturday at seven locations in Karnataka’s Bengaluru city in connection with attacks on two police stations in 2020 over an alleged communal post on social media.
The agency searched the premises of seven persons who have been chargesheeted in the case and are presently absconding.
WHAT IS THE CASE?
On August 11, 2020, a mob, protesting against an alleged derogatory social media post about Prophet Mohammed by one Naveen, had turned violent and targeted the two police stations- DJ Halli and KG Halli.
The mob attacked the police personnel and had also burnt police vehicles and damaged government and private properties in and around the two police stations, officials said.
The two cases were originally registered in August 2020 at DJ Halli and KG Halli
The remains of Faye Swetlik, the 6-year-old South Carolina girl whose disappearance and murder shocked the nation last year, were hidden in her alleged killer’s home for two whole days before police found her body in nearby woods.
A new police report on the death of Swetlik shows that Cayce, South Carolina, investigators were eerily close to her body throughout their three-day search for her; her body was in the home of neighbor Coty Taylor at the time officers searched the property for any sign of her.
The report, obtained by South Carolina outlets The Post and Courier and The State, marks an end to the year-and-a-half long investigation into Swetlik’s death. Police interviewed numerous neighbors throughout the course of the search, including Swetlik’s mother, Taylor, and Taylor’s roommate.
“All endings, evidence and facts point to the exact same conclusion: Coty Taylor abducted and
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