Local pastor among 140 johns busted in prostitution sting

 A Transport Security Administration (TSA) employee, a teacher, two attorneys and an HPD officer were also arrested as part of the sting. 

Senior pastor for the First Haitian Community Church, Ermonte Moliere was among the 140 men who were arrested during a prostitution sting by the Houston Police Department in October 2017. 

The Houston Police Department (HPD) arrested at least 140 men in a 10-day sting at a massage-parlor-turned-brothel on Westheimer. 

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Among the men arrested was Emonte Moliere, whom the First Haitian Community Church lists as the senior pastor.

Public records and the arrest complaint obtained by Chron.com match the same address for Moliere and his wife.

According to the church website, Moliere had been preaching in Houston for three years before taking his position with the First Haitian Community Church. 

Chron.com reached out to Moliere for comment, but encountered several disconnected phone numbers. A call placed to the church was not answered. 

 A Transport Security Administration (TSA) employee, a teacher, two attorneys and an HPD officer were also arrested as part of the sting. 
 The records also show that other than a minor traffic infraction, Moliere has no prior criminal history. Adam Casanova is among almost 140 men, including a Houston police officer, were arrested during a 10-day sting at former massage parlor turned brothel that was taken over by the Houston Police Department.
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Darick Favors, Bishop Known for Miraculous ‘Laying on of Hands’ Found Dead in Motel With ‘Drugs’

Favors who had been teaching at Full Gospel Tabernacle in Dallas since he was 19….

A Dallas pastor known for his miraculous “laying on of hands” ability was found dead about noon Wednesday, Dec. 13, at a Star Motel.

According to The Christian Post, bishop Darick Favors, 42,  had checked in to the motel on Monday and was expected to check out on Wednesday. He was found deceased in his room.

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Favors — who had been teaching at Full Gospel Tabernacle in Dallas since he was 19 — was allegedly found in the hotel with unknown drugs, and police have yet to determine his cause of death.

His wife shared a post to Facebook asking for people to “show [the] family mercy” and to “not interfere,” but rather to remember the good things about Favors and to pray for her and her family.

 

Chron.com reached out to the church for comment and were unable to reach anyone.

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ISIS Threatens Attacks on Churches in Washington DC, New York on Christmas

“We meet at Christmas in New York soon,” reads the caption of the poster…

Islamic State supporters have threatened to launch a terror attack in Washington, D.C. and New York on Christmas, according to the SITE intelligence group. A propaganda poster carries a picture that shows Washington’s National Cathedral erupting in flames while indicating that New York could be their target.

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“We meet at Christmas in New York soon,” reads the caption of the poster, which otherwise carries an image of Washington’s National Cathedral, reveals SITE, which monitors extremist communications online.

The poster was found circulating through a pro-Islamic State encrypted channel, Telegram.

“ISIS is incentivized to make threats like this, which come at no cost to them. ISIS is not dispatching fighters around the world for complex coordinated terrorist attacks, but has largely relied upon individuals and citizens already living in Europe and the United States to commit unsophisticated attacks,” Newsweek quotes Harrison Akins, a researcher at the Howard Baker Center, as saying. “These individuals’ affiliations with ISIS are often tenuous and are perhaps better described as ‘inspired by’ rather than operationally directed. So perhaps somebody within the U.S. will take it upon themselves to commit an attack on Christmas, which falsely bolsters the perceived capabilities and reach of the group.” 

In October, a 27-year-old man from Virginia, Mohamad Khweis, became the first U.S. citizen to be convicted of successfully joining the Islamic State terror group, also known as IS, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Over 100 people in the U.S. have been charged with trying to support or join IS, but Khweis succeeded.

IS managed to encourage over 40,000 fighters from more than 110 countries to travel to join their fight before and after the declaration of the “caliphate” in June 2014, according to a report, “Beyond the Caliphate: Foreign Fighters and the Threat of Returnees.”

The report, recently released by the Washington-based security intelligence consultancy Soufan Center, states that there are now at least 5,600 citizens or residents from 33 countries who have returned home — accounting for about 15 percent of the fighters.

The report claims that for the U.S., 129 fighters succeeded in leaving the country and only seven have returned.

While IS has lost its territory in Syria and Iraq, the threat is far from over in the  Middle East or elsewhere.

Iraq declared earlier this month that its territory is now “fully liberated” from IS, overlooking warnings by allies that the terror group still poses a threat to the country in the form of guerrilla warfare.

“As ISIS continues to lose land, influence, funding streams and conventional capabilities, we expect them to return to their terrorist roots by conducting high-profile attacks on helpless civilians such as those we’ve already seen in Nasiriyah, Ramadi, and elsewhere over the past weeks,” a spokesperson of the U.S.-led international coalition said at the time.

Iranian influence is now present in Nineveh towns once mostly populated by Christians before IS took over, and has prevented some from returning to their homes.

Doctor Spikes Pregnant Girlfriend’s Tea With Abortion Pill

“He immediately started crying and said that he was a horrible person

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WREG-TV) — A doctor is facing several charges after his girlfriend said he spiked her drink with an abortion pill, causing her to lose her unborn baby, according to WROC.

Brook Fiske and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for three years, when Imran, a doctor, moved from Rochester to Arlington, Va., for a new job. That’s when he learned Fiske was pregnant.

 

“He didn’t want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into having an abortion, which I didn’t want to do,” Fiske said.Fiske said she was 17 weeks pregnant when she went to Virginia to visit Imran to plan how they would raise the child. Fiske claims that’s when Imran poisoned her.  

Fiske said she was 17 weeks pregnant when she went to Virginia to visit Imran to plan how they would raise the child. Fiske claims that’s when Imran poisoned her.

“When I was drinking my tea in the evening, I got to the bottom of the cup, there was a gritty substance in there,” Fiske said. “And when I looked at it, I could tell that it was a pill that had been ground up.”

A few hours later, Fiske started having contractions.

“He immediately started crying and said that he was a horrible person and that he had done what I thought he did,” Fiske said.

She was rushed to Virginia Hospital Center, where she went into labor and lost her baby boy. Fiske said tests showed the abortion pill Misoprostol was found in her system.

“According to the nurse at the hospital, it’s 200 milligrams to induce labor, so he gave me 800,” Fiske said.    Imran was taken into custody.

According to court documents, he was charged with cause of abortion and premeditated killing of a fetus of another.

Fiske says she last saw him when she testified in court in June. She said that’s when she began to find some closure.

“It was very empowering for me to face him and say what he had done, and look him in the face while I said that,” Fiske said.

Imran’s trial was scheduled to begin this week, but court documents state that more charges have been added. His trial is now scheduled for March 12.

CNN contributed to this report.