BRITAIN: A woman who hit the headlines recently for having slept with 1,000 men has claimed that she was actually a man.
The 42-year-old sex addict admitted that a lot of men would be furious with her after learning the truth, reports The Sun.
In her startling revelation, she told The Sun: "A lot of people will think I've lied to those I've had sex with. But I don't feel I have because I'm a woman and my past is all behind me."
The woman claimed that when she was living her life as Christopher Snowden, she felt as if she was trapped inside a man's body. She adds that her parents understood her feelings right from the beginning. Her father also bought her a skirt for her fourth birthday.
Christopher Snowden finally started the transition of becoming Crystal Warren in 2002. She underwent hormone, laser treatment and counselling before undergoing the final sex-change surgeries.
The sex addict claimed she was intimate with males even before she underwent the gener change. However, she did tell the truth to some of her partners.
Man, 35, has affair with girl, 12
BRITAIN: A 35-year old man who was a police community support officer was jailed for 10 years for raping a minor girl.
The man and the 12-year-old schoolgirl had an affair for seven months. The duo also had made plans of moving in together once the girl turned 18, reports Daily Mail.
The affair came to light when the wife caught them in an intimate position on the sofa of their home.
The shocked woman complained about his behaviour to the man's boss who initiated an enquiry.
During the course of investigation, the minor girl admitted having sex many times with the man in his house as well as in his car. It was the girl who let out the pair's future plans.
The girl's parents were suspicious that their daughter had a major crush on the policeman. However, the man had laughed it off. The parents had also found that the girl has sent about 200 text messages to him, the paper revealed.
The parents were outraged that the man so senior to their daughter had abused the trust they had placed in him.
The defence lawyer told the court that the man had entered into the relationship only because he was unhappy in his marriage.
Dad throws 16-month old toddler into river
ROME: An Italian man threw his 16-month-old son off a bridge into the river in Rome in a fit of rage following a row with his partner over custody, Italian media reported.
The man, 26, admitted to police that he had thrown his son into the freezing waters of the Tevere river after arguing with the infant's mother.
He was caught in the act by a passing prison officer, who said the father was overwrought and yelled out before throwing the child over the edge.
The man, who is unemployed and has a criminal record for drug dealing, tried to flee the scene but was detained shortly afterwards by police, reports said.
Divers from the fire brigade searched the river for the child, but their efforts were hampered by strong currents and poor weather conditions.
"It is an appalling story, which causes anguish and astonishment. It was an act of extreme cruelty," said the deputy mayor of Rome, Sveva Belvisio.
"Our thoughts go to the innocent child -- a victim of the violence of a father who, instead of defending and protecting him, treated him as an object on which to vent his frustration," she said.
Belvisio called for an "immediate and exemplary sentence" for the father.
Man provides photo for his own wanted poster
LONDON: A British man on the run from police sent a picture of himself to his local paper because he disliked the mugshot they had printed of him as part of a public appeal to track him down.
South Wales Police had issued media with the photo of Matthew Maynard, wanted by officers investigating a house burglary, as part of a crackdown on crime in Swansea.
When it appeared in the South Wales Evening Post, the 23-year-old sent the newspaper a replacement photo of himself standing in front of a police van. They obligingly printed it on the front page.
The police thanked him for helping them in their appeal, saying: “Everyone in Swansea will know what he looks like now.”
Hackers listen in on FBI's anti-hacker call
US: Hackers have targeted the websites of several law enforcement agencies worldwide in attacks attributed to Anonymous, allegedly accessing details of informants and eavesdropping on a conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard on how to stop them.
Anonymous has published a recording of the phone call, gloating in a Twitter message that "the FBI might be curious how we're able to continuously read their internal comms for some time now".
Amid the material published was an email purportedly sent by an FBI agent to international law enforcement agencies. It invites his foreign counterparts to join the call to "discuss the ongoing investigations related to Anonymous ... and other associated splinter groups" on January 17 at 4pm.
The message - addressed to law enforcement officials in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden and France - contained a phone number and password for accessing the call.
A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the matter is under investigation, said that authorities were looking at the possibility that the message was intercepted after a private email account of one of the invited participants was compromised.
Graham Cluley, an expert with data security company Sophos, said that knowing the time, telephone number and passcode for the call meant it was all too easy to spy on the investigators. "Even my ironing lady could have rung in and silently listened to the call just like Anonymous did," he said, calling the fiasco "highly embarrassing for the cops".
The FBI said the information "was intended for law enforcement officers only and was illegally obtained" but that no FBI systems were breached. It added that "a criminal investigation is under way to identify and hold accountable those responsible."
The group also claimed responsibility for an attack on the website of a Virginia law firm for a US Marine convicted in a deadly 2005 attack in Iraq. Puckett and Faraj served as the lead defense lawyer for Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, who faced a US military court martial last month in connection with the killings in Haditha.
in a statement which appeared on the website of the law firm, Anonymous also claimed to have published three gigabytes of private email messages of attorneys Neal Puckett and Haytham Faraj.
"The contents of these email messages include detailed records, transcripts, testimony, trial evidence, and legal defence donation records pertaining to not only Frank Wuterich but also many other marines they have represented," Anonymous said.
Police say hackers in Salt Lake City, Utah, gained access to sensitive data, including citizen complaints about drug crimes, including phone numbers, addresses and other personal information.
"We're still knee deep in trying to get a feel for the extent of the problem," Salt Lake City police Detective Dennis McGowan said.
In Greece, the Justice Ministry took down its site after a video by activists claiming to be Greek and Cypriot members of Anonymous was displayed for at least two hours.
In Boston, a message posted on the police website said, "Anonymous hacks Boston Police website in retaliation for police brutality at OWS," apparently a reference to the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The message said that the site had been attacked several months ago and that hundreds of passwords were released in retaliation for what they called brutality against Occupy Boston. A police spokesman would not confirm Anonymous was responsible.
In October, Boston police acknowledged that various websites used by members of the police department - including the website belonging to the police patrolmen's association - had been hacked and possibly compromised. The department said it had asked all department personnel to change their passwords on the police department's network.
"They clearly ignored our warnings," the message on the department's website said. "So you get your kicks beating protesters? "That's OK; we get kicks defacing ... your websites - again."