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Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images(NORRISTOWN, Pa.) -- A sentencing hearing for comedian Bill Cosby began Monday as women who said he drugged and physically took advantage of them, including one whom he was convicted of sexually assaulting, filled a Pennsylvania courtroom to watch the first major-celebrity punishment in the #MeToo era.

Andrea Constand, the primary accuser who testified at both of Cosby's trials, including the one that ended in a mistrial last year, addressed the packed Norristown courtroom Monday afternoon, speaking to Judge Steven O'Neill and barely glancing at Cosby, seated at the defense table.

In a two-minute victim-impact statement, Constand told O'Neill that she wants "justice as the court sees fit."

Constand's parents, Gianna and Andrew Constand, and her sister, Diane Parsons, also spoke in court, describing to O'Neill of the anguish and depression Andrea Constand endured after being assaulted by Cosby and having her character smeared by the comedian's lawyers over the course of two trials.

Andrew Constand said it was painful for him to hear his daughter portrayed by defense lawyers as a "pathological liar" and a "drug addict." He told the judge that after she was assaulted by Cosby, his daughter returned to Canada a "changed" woman.

"She seemed depressed, vulnerable and slow to react to questions," he said.

Diane Parsons agreed with her father, adding, "I observed a frail, timid, nervous, weak sister."

Gianna Constand was the only member of the family to address Cosby, once considered by many fans to be "America's Dad."

She said the one-time star of the "Cosby Show" had "protected himself at the cost of ruining many lives."

Seated in the courtroom were about a dozen women who'd accused Cosby of sexual assault, including the former model Janice Dickinson, who testified during the second trial that Cosby drugged and raped her in 1982 in a Lake Tahoe, California, hotel room.

Since Cosby was convicted only on the charges pertaining to Andrea Constand, the other accusers were not allowed to give victim-impact statements. But one, Victoria Valentino, a former Playboy model who claims Cosby raped her in 1969, told ABC News what she hopes to see on Tuesday after O'Neill sentences Cosby.

"To see him led out in handcuffs or shackles would be quite a triumph, I think, for all of us," Valentino said.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele implored O'Neill to show the 81-year-old Cosby no mercy and send him to prison for the rest of his life.

"We ask this because of who is his behind the mask, behind the act that he perpetrated for all the years that he did and that he used -- used -- to victimize," Steele said. "And we ask for a sentence of maximum confinement in this case because of [his] showing again and again of no acceptance of responsibility for his actions. No remorse. In many ways, you're led to believe he seemingly doesn't think he's done anything wrong."

The hearing began with the prosecution calling Dr. Kristen Dudley, a clinical psychiatrist and one of the authors of a report issued last month by the Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board, recommending to the court that Cosby be designated a sexually violent predator.

The question of whether Cosby should receive such a designation was challenged by defense attorneys who argued the state's designation process is unconstitutional because it's too punitive. That's an issue pending before the state Supreme Court.

O'Neill partially rejected the defense team's argument, determining from the bench that "at least until the constitutional issue is resolved by the higher court, this action -- as of today -- is constitutional."

Cosby's lawyers also objected on grounds that the state's evidence is insufficient to support the designation. O'Neill said he would decide on Tuesday before sentencing Cosby, after hearing from the defense's expert witness on sexually violent predators whether there's sufficient evidence to support the designation.

In her testimony Monday, Dudley described how the state's Sexual Offenders Assessment Board undertakes an extensive review of any case it is asked to assess, including investigatory reports, legal documents, criminal complaints, transcripts from both trials and notes from law enforcement interviews with Cosby and witnesses.

In the Cosby case, she said, "there were boxes of documents to go through."

Dudley said one of the factors the board considered in reaching its conclusion was the fear that Cosby would offend again, which was challenged by defense attorney Joseph P. Green.

Green asked Dudley whether she was aware that Cosby is legally blind. She said she was aware of Cosby's condition, and that it did not change her opinion or recommendation.

Green later argued that "there was no reasonable prospect that an 81-year-old blind man is likely to offend."

Dudley said Cosby declined an invitation to be interviewed by the board.

Cosby does not plan to speak during the sentencing hearing, nor is he expected to call witnesses to speak on his behalf, his spokesman Andrew Wyatt said.

"He's said everything he's got to say," Wyatt said.

His lawyers, however, asked O'Neill for leniency, saying that Cosby is too old and infirm to survive incarceration.

"What does an 81-year-old man do?" Green said in court. "How does he fight off the people who try to extort him on a walk to the mess hall?"

Green also asked O'Neill to take into account the more than $3 million Cosby paid Constand to settle a civil lawsuit she brought against him in 2005.

Cosby was convicted on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault stemming from drugging and molesting Constand in his suburban Philadelphia home 14 years ago.

The conviction came about 11 months after a mistrial was declared in Cosby's first trial as that jury failed to reach a verdict.

On April 26, a jury of seven men and five women deliberated a little over 12 hours before reaching a unanimous verdict.

It's far from clear what sentence will be handed down to Cosby, and the possibilities range from probation or house arrest to years in prison.

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- A Chicago-area priest, who has sparked nationwide outrage after burning an LGBTQ banner that once hung in the church, has been removed from the parish, the Archdiocese of Chicago confirms.

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago, removed Rev. Paul Kalchik from the Resurrection Catholic Church in a letter that was read to parishioners during Saturday’s mass.

“For some weeks now, I have become increasingly concerned about a number of issues at Resurrection parish,” the letter read. “It has become clear to me that Fr. Kalchik must take time away from the parish to receive pastoral support so his needs can be assessed.”

A message to parishioners in the mass bulletin this past weekend spoke at length about the mixed reactions around the country, which said, “the banner was burned because it had been used sacrilegiously.”

Anne Maselli, a spokeswoman for the diocese, confirmed to ABC News the decision to remove Fr. Kalchik was not directly related to the flag burning, but through a system of motions.

“This decision has been in motion for some time,” she said.

On Friday, Sept. 14, Fr. Kalchik burned the LGBTQ flag that once hung in the Resurrection Catholic Church. The diocese told ABC News some parishioners were with Fr. Kalchik for the burning.

Fr. Kalchik originally planned to burn the flag on Sept. 29, according to his message to parishioners in a bulletin on Sept. 2.

“PS: On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, we will burn, in front of the church, the rainbow flag that was, unfortunately, hanging in our sanctuary during the ceremonial first Mass as Resurrection parish. We will also burn our pledge cards and prayerfully sing Psalm 141...” the message read.

ABC News has reached out to Resurrection Catholic Church for comment.

Across the street from the parish, Ald. Deb Mell (33rd Ward), stood with protestors over the last several weeks supporting the LGBT community.

“I want to thank Cardinal Cupich for taking swift action and for listening to the concerns of our community,” Ald. Mell said in a statement to ABC News. “I am encouraged by the actions that have been taken by the Cardinal and the archdiocese to be respectful and inclusive of all Catholics. We are thinking about the parishioners during this time of transition.”

The decision to remove Fr. Kalchik was not one Cardinal Cupich took “lightly,” he said.

“Rather, I act out of concern for Fr. Kalchik’s welfare and that of the people of Resurrection Parish," he wrote. "I have a responsibility to be supportive of our priests when they have difficulties, but I also have a duty to ensure that those who serve our faithful are fully able to minister to them in the way the Church expects."

On Sunday morning, rainbow flags were seen outside the church, according to ABC station WLS-TV.

"As Catholics, we believe in the dignity of all persons, that all people are of value and their lives should be respected,” the diocese added when asked about the flag burning.

WLS-TV spoke with parishioners who offered different viewpoints on Fr. Kalchik’s removal.

"Our cardinal did two things. He stood with gay and lesbian people and he made sure that one of his priests gets the necessary help that he needs. My heart overflows for that," Rick Garcia told WLS-TV.

"I think it was very, very heavy-handed that way that the Cardinal dealt with Father Kalchik," Paul Wierzbowski, a parishioner at the church, said. "He hasn't been accused of doing anything wrong."

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Simsbury Police Dept.(SIMSBURY, Conn.) -- Nearly four years ago, Melissa Millan, a mother of two, was brutally murdered in Connecticut while she was out on a jog.

The crime went unsolved until last week, when a registered sex offender, William Leverett, walked into a church, Open Gate Ministries in Windsor Locks, and confessed.

"We were stunned," the church's pastor, Michael Trazinski, said Monday. "We knew what we had to do. Justice needed to be done."

Trazinski said he and two other parishioners went with Leverett -- a church member since March 2015 -- to the Simsbury Police Department to turn himself in.

"I'm here to turn myself in for the murder on Iron Horse Boulevard almost 4 years ago," he allegedly told police, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

At the police station, he opened up to investigators about how the victim was "way out of my league," said his "anger escalated," and "the next thing he knew he had stabbed her in the chest," according to document.

After several days of conversations, Leverett was charged with her murder, police said. He was arraigned Monday, but the results were not clear.

Leverett told police that the day of the murder he was at a sex offender's therapy group in Hartford, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The suspect had been arrested for sexual assault of a child in 2009 in Colorado and pleaded guilty in 2011, The Hartford Courant reported. He did not go to jail but was placed on probation and the sex offender registry, the Courant said.

When Leverett came home on the day of the murder, he went for a walk to find "human contact" and someone to talk to, according to the court documents.

Leverett allegedly told police that when he spotted Millan, whom he did not know, he was attracted to her "physical features," the document said.

Leverett allegedly said "he began thinking about a possible interaction with her," but became "anxious, realizing that 'I (Leverett) can't have her' and that 'she's way out of my league," the documents said.

Leverett allegedly said he "'was angry' and that his 'anger escalated rapidly,'" and he was "acting beyond his control," the documents said.

According to the affidavit, he allegedly claimed he just wanted to speak to Millan but then "'something happened' and the next thing he knew he had stabbed her in the chest with a knife he was carrying," the documents said.

Leverett said he was shaking and crying, and that he fled the area, the documents said.

Leverett allegedly told police he threw the knife out of his car window on a side street, the documents said. He then allegedly went back and got the knife a few days later and threw it out in a trash compactor.

He said he wiped the blood off the boots he wore that night and continued to wear them for several months before donating them to a Goodwill, the document said.

Trazinski's wife and co-pastor, Colette Trazinksi, called Leverett "a faithful member of the church. Very helpful. We never would have expected this."

Leverett returns to court on Oct. 9, according to the Courant.

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Gastonia Police Department(GASTONIA, N.C.) -- A massive search effort is underway in Gastonia, North Carolina, where a 6-year-old boy with autism vanished over the weekend after going to a local park with his father.

As the search continues for Maddox Ritch, who was last seen Saturday at Rankin Lake Park, authorities recorded messages from Maddox's parents and are playing those messages in the woods of the park, in hopes that their voices will persuade him to come out if he's there, FBI Special Agent Jason Kaplan said Monday.

Former FBI agent and ABC News contributor Brad Garrett said that the idea of broadcasting the familiar voices of Maddox's parents makes perfect sense.

Children with special needs "tend to be extremely close to their parents," Garrett told ABC News. "If you have a kid that can't really communicate but his parents talk to him every day ... I completely understand why they would do it."

Garrett said the FBI likely recorded the phrases Maddox's parents use with him most often.

But as authorities turned to the media for help this week to spread the word of Maddox's disappearance, the boy's family did not come forward.

At a news conference Monday, authorities said Maddox's mother and father have asked for privacy, and their names have not been released.

Maddox, who is described as nonverbal, was walking near a lake at Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday when his father and another adult lost sight of him, authorities said.

"They were walking around the lake," Rachel Bagley, a spokeswoman for the city of Gastonia, told Charlotte ABC affiliate WSOC. "They got around to the back side of the lake. He started running, according to the parents, and when they started running after him, they lost sight of him, and no one has seen him ever since."

When asked Monday if the father is a suspect, authorities said they are looking at all possibilities.

The FBI has joined more than two dozen local and state law enforcement agencies in the search for Maddox.

On Monday authorities checked dozens of dumpsters and went to businesses near the park asking for surveillance video, while police dogs re-searched areas, Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton said.

The search area was expanded 2 miles outside of the park Monday and authorities are implementing nighttime and daytime drones, officials said.

More than 80 leads have been generated, but the police chief is still asking for help, stressing Monday that anyone who was at the park Saturday should come forward.

"We're going to explore all possibilities, including abduction. But we're also going to make sure we search every inch of land around here to make sure that he's not simply lost,” Kaplan said Sunday.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which is also assisting in the search, said Maddox may be in need of medical attention, according to a statement on its website.

Police said Maddox is 4 feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing an orange T-shirt with the words "I am the man" and black shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department’s special tip line at 704-869-1075.

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iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- A Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the wrong apartment fatal shooting of a man was fired Monday morning, according to an email sent by Police Chief Rene Hall.

Officer Amber Guyger, 30, "engaged in adverse conduct" when she fatally shot Botham Jean, 26, at his apartment on the night of Sept. 6, Hall said in her email.

Hall said her decision to fire Guyger was made after an internal affairs investigation concluded on Sept. 9.

"Officer Guyger was terminated for her actions," Hall said in her email.

She said Guyger, who was hired by the police force in November 2013, has a right under civil service rules to appeal her discipline, Hall said.

Guyger's dismissal came just 10 days after Jean held a news conference and called for Guyger to be fired immediately.

Lee Merritt, an attorney for the Jean family, said Hall spoke with the victim's family and attorneys in a conference call on Sunday to tell them she intended to fire Guyger and explained why there was a delay in the action.

"Specifically she explained that a premature administrative suspension could have possibly implicated Guyger’s fifth amendment protections and compromised the criminal prosecution," Merritt said. "The Jean family expressed satisfaction in this explanation and in Guyger’s termination."

He described the move by Hall "as an initial victory," noting that the decision was announced on the same day Botham Jean was buried in his native country, the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.

"However, we are committed to seeing through the next steps of the process of a proper murder indictment, conviction and appropriate sentencing," Merritt said.

Merritt said his office is conducting a parallel investigation of the shooting and is preparing to file a wrongful death civil lawsuit against Guyger and City of Dallas.

Merritt and other attorneys for the Jean family -- Benjamin Crump and Daryl Washington -- also released a joint statement praising the dismissal of Guyger as "a first step towards justice for Botham Shem Jean."

"As Botham Shem Jean's family has his homegoing service in St. Lucia this week, this announcement of Amber Guyger's termination from the Dallas Police Department is bittersweet for Botham’s family," the attorneys said in a statement.

Guyger's lawyer did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he supported Hall's decision to terminate Guyger.

"I have heard the calls for this action from many, including the Jean family, and I agree that this is the right decision in the interest of justice for Botham Jean and the citizens of Dallas," Rawlings said in a statement.

"The swift termination of any officer who engages in misconduct that leads to the loss of innocent life is essential if the Dallas Police Department is to gain and maintain the public trust," the mayor said. "I know Chief Hall agrees with me on that and I appreciate her leadership. Once again, she's made the right call."

Jean -- who worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a multinational professional services firm with an office in Dallas -- was killed when Guyger mistook his apartment for her own and shot him when she opened the ajar door of the unit and saw a "large silhouette" that she thought was a burglar, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Guyger was arrested and charged with manslaughter three days after the shooting but Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said a grand jury will decide the ultimate charge. She has not ruled out seeking a murder indictment.

Earlier this month, Kaufman County Sheriff's Office released video of Guyger behind bars in handcuffs and jail attire. She does not speak during the video and was later released after posting $300,000 bond.

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Cpl. Damon A. Mclean/Marine Corps.(WASHINGTON) -- A 74-year-old man has been found alive in an apartment building in Washington, D.C., five days after it was nearly gutted by fire, officials said.

The senior citizen was found by crews that had been hired by the building's owners to evaluate the safety of the structure so that fire marshals could enter, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Monday at a news conference.

The man was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, she said.

The mayor said she believed he'd been in his apartment since the blaze last Wednesday. The man's identity has not been released.

"I can’t really tell you about his condition at this point except that he has non-life threatening injuries," Bowser said. "It appears that based on the report that I got from the building workers that he was sitting in his apartment. The workers helped him into a chair and out of the building and he is now being treated."

On Sept. 19, dozens of senior citizens had to be saved from the fire at the four-story Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing building. Video posted to social media showed flames shooting out of the top of the apartment building.

At the time, the fire chief said four people had been transported to local hospitals. The D.C. Fire and EMS chief later said the alarm system at the building did not work, according to ABC affiliate WJLA-TV.

Firefighters and several U.S. Marines were captured on video running toward the two-alarm blaze. Residents were taken to the Marine Barracks Washington Annex nearby, the Marines said in a statement posted to Facebook.

ABC News correspondent Kenneth Moton, who was at the scene, said "the entire neighborhood was filled with smoke for hours."

"From the moment they arrived on the scene and well into the next day, D.C. firefighters had a constant stream of water on what was left of the building," he said. "It was pretty much gutted. I could see several fire truck ladders in the air spraying water to prevent hot spots from flaring up."

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Gastonia Police Department(GASTONIA, N.C.) -- A massive search effort is underway in North Carolina where a young boy with autism vanished over the weekend after going to a local park with his father.

The search for 6-year-old Maddox Ritch ramped up on Sunday as the FBI joined more than two dozen local and state law enforcement agencies to look for the boy, who was last seen at Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia, North Carolina, about 20 miles west of Charlotte, authorities said.

"We're going to explore all possibilities, including abduction," FBI Special Agent Jason Kaplan said Sunday, "but we're also going to make sure we search every inch of land around here to make sure that he's not simply lost.”

On Monday the search area was expanded 2 miles outside of the park, Gastonia Police said.

Maddox, who is described as nonverbal, was walking near a lake at Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday when his father and another adult lost sight of him, authorities said.

"They were walking around the lake," Rachel Bagley, Gastonia spokeswoman, told Charlotte ABC affiliate WSOC-TV. "They got around to the back side of the lake. He started running, according to the parents, and when they started running after him, they lost sight of him, and no one has seen him ever since."

In addition to the FBI, at least 24 local and state law enforcement agencies and more than 100 volunteers are helping with the search, according to the Gastonia Police Department.

Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton said officers were searching the lake, reviewing the park’s surveillance footage and interviewing residents in the area for clues.

"If you were at Rankin Lake Park on Saturday and saw Maddox or took video or photos of their outing at the park, call us,” Helton said Sunday. “We know a lot of people were in the park and we have spoken to many of them, but we have not spoken to everyone.

“No piece of information is too small. Something you may think is insignificant could be helpful to our case,” he added.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which is also assisting in the search, said Maddox may be in need of medical attention, according to a statement on its website.

Police said Maddox is 4 feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing an orange T-shirt with the words "I am the man" and black shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department’s special tip line at 704-869-1075.

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Southern California Regional Rail Authority(RIVERSIDE, Calif.) -- A suspect has been detained for allegedly stabbing a man in the neck in an unprovoked attack at a Southern California Metrolink station, police said.

The suspect was caught on surveillance video at the time of the broad-daylight assault Sunday morning in Riverside, the Riverside Police Department said.

"After a brief verbal exchange," the knife-wielding suspect stabbed the 69-year-old man, police said. The suspect then fled the scene.

"He said, 'I've been hit. I've been hit.' He was holding his neck and I seen blood coming all down on his clothes," the victim's friend, Katrina, who had just dropped him off at the station, told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV.

"He was saying, 'I'm not going to make it... I'm not going to make it.' I said, 'Yes, you are Albert," she told KABC-TV.

The victim was hospitalized "in critical but stable condition," police said.

Riverside Police spokesman Ryan Railsback told ABC News Monday morning that a suspect has been detained. He declined to comment further.

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Twitter/@SCEMD(HORRY, S.C.) -- Florence flooding is far from over.

Ten days after the deadly hurricane hit, rivers are continuing to crest and some South Carolina residents are preparing to evacuate.

In Horry County, South Carolina, flooding is expected to reach or exceed levels from Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Horry County police said Monday.

The Waccamaw River in Horry County crested at a record level of 20.22 feet this weekend, more than 2 feet higher than during Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and more than 3 feet higher than it did two years ago for Matthew.

Horry County officials anticipate about 21,000 people could be displaced by the flooding, county spokeswoman Kelly Moore told ABC News Sunday.

Evacuations aren't mandatory but shelters are available for those who choose to leave, according to police.

"Our officers are out across the county, checking roadways for flooding and educating communities that may be at risk," the Horry County Police Department said Monday. "If you feel that you may be in danger, do not wait too late to evacuate. But, if you do, we'll do our best to rescue you, even when it means putting our own lives at risk."

Flooding is also threatening Georgetown County, South Carolina.

Roads may be impassable in Horry and Georgetown counties this week, with over 150 roads already closed across the state, South Carolina Emergency Management Division said Monday.

Additional law enforcement resources have been sent to both counties, the emergency management division said.

"Be prepared to leave your home if told to do so by local public safety officials, but you do not need to wait to be told to evacuate if you feel unsafe," the emergency management division said Monday.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster tweeted Saturday, "Every asset in the state is being directed towards this region as they are bracing for and experiencing historic flooding.”

At least 43 people, including several young children, have died from Florence, which brought unprecedented rainfall and flooding to North and South Carolina when it hit Sept. 14.

"We have never seen one like this," North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said last week. "This one has been epic, it has been disastrous and it has been widespread."

President Donald Trump visited the devastated region last week, calling Florence "one of the most powerful and devastating storms ever to hit our country."

As the states look toward recovery, Trump pledged that the federal government will "do whatever we have to do to make this perfect."

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(DALLAS) -- Cody Wilson, the controversial 3D gunmaker, was extradited to the United States from Taiwan and appeared in a Texas courtroom Sunday on felony charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

The U.S. Marshals Service took custody of Wilson after he arrived at George Bush Intercontinental Airport escorted by Taiwanese police.

He appeared in a Harris County courtroom in handcuffs and was informed that a warrant had been issued for his arrest in Travis County on the felony offense of sexual assault and advised of his rights to an attorney.

When asked by a judge if he had any questions, Wilson responded, "No."

He was later booked at the Harris County Jail, and released on $150,000 bond late Sunday. Wilson did not respond to questions from reporters as he exited the jail and a taxi driver rushed to cover his face with a towel.

Wilson's lawyer, Samy Khalil, provided a statement to Houston ABC station KTRK Sunday night: "We are glad that Cody is back in Texas again where we can work with him on his case. That's our focus right now, representing our client and preparing his defense."

Wilson, 30, was arrested on Friday night at a hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, authorities said.

"This was a collaborative effort that demonstrates the dedication of local, state, federal and international officials working together to bring this fugitive to justice," Susan Pamerleau, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas, said in a statement.

Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Wilson on Wednesday in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a minor investigated by the Austin Police Department.

Wilson, who lives in Austin, owns Defense Distributed, which sells blueprints for producing plastic firearms using 3D printers.

Austin police launched an investigation after learning a 16-year-old girl from Central Texas told a counselor she'd had sex with Wilson on Aug. 15 in a local hotel before he paid her $500, according to the arrest warrant affidavit filed Wednesday in Travis County District Court.

Wilson traveled to Taiwan after a friend informed him the victim had spoken to police, Austin Police Cmdr. Troy Officer said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Marshals worked with their Taiwanese counterparts to locate and detain Wilson after he missed a scheduled flight back to the United States, authorities said.

In the arrest warrant affidavit, Austin police said they received a call from a counselor Aug. 22. The counselor reported that a client, a girl under the age of 17, had reported having sex with a 30-year-old man a week before.

On Aug. 27, police were present when staff from the Center for Child Protection interviewed the alleged victim. The girl said she'd met the man on a so-called arrangement dating website and that he'd used the screen name "Sanjuro," according to police.

A search of the girl's cellphone uncovered messages to the site as well as links to messages from "Sanjuro," police said. And, in one message, "Sanjuro" identified himself as Cody Wilson, police said.

Wilson's Texas driver's license picture also matched the "Sanjuro" profile image on the website, police said.

Wilson and the girl met at a coffee shop Aug. 15 and left together in a black Ford Edge, police said. Officials said the vehicle was similar to a 2015 black Ford Edge registered with Wilson's business, Defense Distributed.

Police said Wilson took the girl to the Archer Hotel in Austin, where surveillance footage reviewed by police showed them exiting an elevator on the seventh floor. Hotel records also showed that Wilson was the lone registered guest for room 718 on that date, police said.

Wilson sexually assaulted her and then "retrieved five $100.00 bills from a bag on the floor" and gave her the money, the alleged victim told police, according to the affidavit.

Video showed the two leaving the hotel, the affidavit alleged. Wilson later dropped her off at a Whataburger restaurant, she told authorities.

Wilson could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted, authorities told ABC Austin affiliate station KVUE-TV.

In 2013, Wilson -- a self-described "crypto-anarchist" -- successfully fired a bullet from the world’s first 3D-printed handgun and posted its blueprint online. The video got nearly half a million views and the design was downloaded nearly 100,000 times.

The link was later terminated by law enforcement officials.

Years of litigation followed, leading to a settlement in July allowing Wilson to re-release the gun’s downloadable blueprints.

Over the summer, however, a federal judge temporarily stopped him from putting the blueprints online and in August, a federal judge in Seattle extended the injunction after a coalition of states and the District of Columbia said making untraceable plastic weapons available would create a public safety issue.

Later that month, Wilson said he'd started selling the plans for producing plastic firearms using 3D printers despite an injunction blocking it.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Friends and family gathered on Saturday to remember Wendy Martinez, the woman who was stabbed to death in Washington, D.C., while out for a jog in an apparently random attack.

The service was held at the Miracle Theatre, just a mile from the U.S. Capitol Building.

Martinez, 35, was stabbed Tuesday night in what police called an "unprovoked" attack in the capital's Logan Square neighborhood. She had gotten engaged to her boyfriend, Danny Hincapie, just one week prior.

She stumbled into a Chinese restaurant in the neighborhood after police say she was stabbed seven times. Restaurant patrons called 911 and tried to stop the bleeding, but Martinez died at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

Anthony Crawford, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder in her stabbing.

"It's a gift to uncover the memories, and at the same time, it's sad," Martinez's friend Kristina Moore told Washington ABC affiliate WJLA-TV at the memorial service.

Martinez's mother, Cora Martinez, said last week that her daughter was the "most beautiful, special, vibrant young girl."

Cora Martinez said her daughter will be buried in her wedding gown, which she chose the weekend before she was killed. Services will be held at Christ Fellowship Church in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday.

A memorial fund has garnered more than $15,000 in donations online.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Heavy rain stretches from eastern Texas all the way to New Jersey early Sunday as moisture interacts with a stationary front lingering in the southern U.S.

Heavy rain dropped nearly 5 inches of rain in western Virginia and eastern West Virginia overnight, causing numerous reports of flash flooding in the region.

Flood alerts are still in effect Sunday for parts of the Southern Plains and Ohio Valley.

Widespread strong thunderstorms with heavy rain will develop in much of the Mississippi River and Ohio valleys, eventually spreading into parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast by late Sunday and into Monday.

Locally, 3 to 5 inches of rain is expected in parts of the Mississippi River Valley through Tuesday, especially from Paducah, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee. There is a chance of some flash flooding in the region through Monday night.

Parts of the I-70 corridor from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh could see 2 to 3 inches of rain. Localized flash flooding is possible there.

On Tuesday, a cold front will finally kick a lot of this unsettled weather eastward, but it will first bring a chance for severe storms to parts of the Midwest. Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats.

Temperatures dipping

Meanwhile, north of the unsettled weather, the cooler air is beginning to spill into northern parts of the U.S. The jet stream is dipping south, allowing the coolest morning temperatures in four to five months for some areas. Low temperatures on Sunday morning will be in the 40s from North Dakota to Maine.

Temperatures will rebound over the next few days, but another shot of cool air is in the forecast for the end of the week in the Northern Plains and upper Midwest. There is a chance that some of that region could see below-freezing temperatures by the end of the week.

All of this is wonderfully on time with the arrival of astronomical fall.

No concern yet for Tropical Storm Kirk

There are still a number of areas that are being monitored in the Atlantic; however, none of them will have an immediate impact to land.

Tropical Storm Kirk, which formed Saturday, has winds of 40 mph and is moving west at 18 mph as of Sunday morning. The storm is located approximately 465 miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. The storm will pick up speed over the next few days and likely will strengthen as it moves westward. However, by the middle and end of the week, Kirk will begin to weaken.

The current forecast track has Kirk reaching the Lesser Antilles late this week as a weakening tropical storm. However, there is a possibility that Kirk will not be able to maintain tropical organization before approaching the islands. Therefore, it remains uncertain if Kirk will bring any impact to land.

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iStock/Thinkstock(VALPARAISO, Ind.) -- A school bus driver in Indiana is under arrest after students filmed her allowing kids to drive the bus.

Joandrea Dehaven McAtee, 27, was arrested on Friday and charged with felony neglect of a dependent. A person can be charged with neglect of a dependent if a decision "places the dependent in a situation that endangers the dependent's life or health," according to Indiana state law.

According to police, McAtee allowed three students -- an 11-year-old, 13-year-old and 17-year-old -- to drive the school bus for short distances Thursday in rural Valparaiso, Indiana. There were other students on the bus at the time, some of whom recorded the incident.

"First, what you gotta do, is put your foot on the brake," the driver, identified by authorities as McAtee, is heard saying in one video.

The student who filmed the video said it was a middle schooler who was driving.

McAtee was immediately fired by First Student, the company that operates buses in Porter Township, after the video and allegations surfaced.

"We are incredibly disappointed by the actions of our former driver," First Student said in a statement to ABC News. "There is nothing more important than the safety of the students we transport. Behavior such as this is completely unacceptable and totally at odds with what we stand for as a company. The driver has been terminated. We have a zero-tolerance policy for employees whose actions may harm or put others at risk."

Porter Township School Corporation said students and parents both reported the conduct to the school administration, and its investigation "quickly substantiated" that McAtee allowed students to drive the bus.

"Upon receiving information regarding this incident, PTSC administration, First Student (our bus service provider) and the Porter County Sheriff’s Department immediately began an investigation," the township said in a statement. "The investigation quickly substantiated the allegations, and the driver was relieved of all duties involving Porter Township School Corp. The Porter Township School Corp. is angered and disappointed in the actions of this driver. The safety of our students is a top priority."

"This individual’s actions are not reflective of the hard work, dedication, and professionalism of our staff," the statement continued. "We are thankful for the students and parents who came forward quickly with this information to both PTSC administration and law enforcement, allowing us to respond expediently and take the proper steps to insure student safety."

McAtee's only previous arrest in the state was for speeding in her own vehicle in New Chicago, Indiana, in February 2017 for driving 54 mph in a 35 mph zone, court records show. She was found guilty and paid the resulting fine.

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iStock/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Indianapolis police are searching for a burglar suspected of stealing items from inside a home and using a Bird electric scooter to leave the scene of the crime.

Michael Leppert said he was getting ready at home on Tuesday morning when he heard what sounded like footsteps coming from the first floor. He yelled to check who was there, but when he didn't get a response, he assumed it was either his wife or dog, he said. When he went downstairs, however, he found that his wallet, laptop and backpack were missing.

There were no signs of forced entry, Leppert told ABC News, adding that the burglar must have entered through the back door, which was unlocked.

While he waited for officers to arrive, Leppert said he spoke to his neighbor, who saw a man riding an electric scooter outside of his home at the time of the burglary.

Bird, an electric scooter rental company that requires users to download an app on their phone and link their credit card, sent the following statement to ABC News:

“We do not condone criminal behavior regardless of the mode of transportation that is used to commit the crime. When any type of irresponsible or criminal behavior is associated with someone on a Bird, we encourage people to report this behavior to us to investigate. Bird investigates each report and takes appropriate next steps, which can include removing individuals from the platform. We are currently investigating the situation, and fully cooperating with local authorities during this process.”

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moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The woman who allegedly stabbed five people, including three babies, in a birthing center has been charged with attempted murder, the NYPD said Saturday.

Yu Fen Wang, 52, was hit with five counts of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing five people in what authorities described as a birthing center, which didn't appear to be licensed with New York City or the state, officials said.

Wang, who had what appeared to be self-inflicted slash wounds on her left wrist, remained hospitalized Saturday, according to the NYPD.

Wang allegedly went into the facility in the Flushing neighborhood of the city's borough of Queens about 4 a.m. Friday and stabbed five people, including the infants, who ranged in age from 3 days to 1-month-old, police said.

The victims were expected to survive, police said.

Investigators recovered two knives at the scene.

A motive has not been determined and the investigation was still active, the NYPD said Saturday.

Local and state officials said a probe into the facility, which may have provided maternity care or hospitality services for the largely Chinese immigrant community, had begun. The investigation was looking into the legality of the center, too, officials said.

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