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August 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Teen sentenced for carving swastika in boy’s forehead

The Associated Press PORTLAND  — An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen’s forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. In a Portland courtroom Thursday, 16-year-old Blue Kalmbach told the victim in a quiet voice that he was sorry for his actions. Kalmbach was the last of…

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February 21, 2014 at 10:49 AM

4 Oregon teens carve swastika on boy’s forehead

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Authorities say four Oregon teenagers accused of carving a swastika into a fellow high school student’s forehead had spent an evening sketching out ideas for torturing him. According to an affidavit, the Feb. 10 attack went as planned, until they released the 16-year-old boy to pull cash from an ATM. He fled…

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August 27, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Silverdale couple charged with 1st-degree child assault

A Kitsap County husband and wife have been arrested after the man’s 13-year-old brother told deputies that the couple routinely beat, burned and tortured him, once allegedly hammering a nail through his hand. The Kitsap Sun reports that 27-year-old Brandon Gunn and 34-year-old Viviana Gunn were charged Monday with first-degree child assault in Kitsap…

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August 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Silverdale couple arrested in alleged torture of 13-year-old

Guardians of a 13-year-old Bremerton boy were arrested for investigation of unlawful imprisonment, assault and criminal mistreatment after the boy told police they beat and tortured him this summer, according to a news release from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department. The boy told police his 27-year-old brother and his brother’s 34-year-old wife tortured him in repeated…

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April 13, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Reward offered after 2 puppies beaten, tortured

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom Humane Society is hoping a $5,000 reward will lead to the discovery of who was responsible for the torture and beating of two puppies, including one that died. The 5-month-old shepherd mixes were found April 1 by a driver on the Lummi Indian Reservation. The surviving puppy is in critical…

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