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Boy, 9, with Down’s Syndrome who gets lost in the moment as he belts out the Whitney Houston classic I Have Nothing gains worldwide fame as his clip is seen more than 18million times
- Dane Miller, from Prosper, Texas, gave a soulful rendition of Houston’s 1993 hit
- Auntie Jeanne Miller shared footage online saying: ‘#mynephewDanerocks’
- Video has had incredible 18.6m views and 195k shares since last Monday
An adorable video of a nine-year-old boy with Down Syndrome belting out a Whitney Houston song has brought a tear to the eye of millions of people worldwide.
Dane Miller, from Prosper, Texas, was filmed giving his passionate rendition of Houston’s 1993 hit, I Have Nothing, by his auntie during a family car journey.
As he nailed the song, from Houston’s album, The Bodyguard, he danced to the beat as if performing to a stadium full of people.
Soulful: Dane Miller (pictured), from Prosper, Texas, was filmed giving his passionate rendition of Houston’s 1993 hit, I Have Nothing, by his auntie during a family car journey. As he nailed the song, from the album, The Bodyguard, he danced to the beat as if performing to a stadium
Jeanne Miller, Dane’s proud auntie, shared the video on Facebook with the caption: ‘Is this boy not the sweetest thing ever?! He loves to sing ❤️ ❤️. Whitney would be proud #getthatboyamic #mynephewDanerocks’.
The video has had an incredible 18.6million views as well as more than 195,000 shares since Jeanne shared the video last Monday.
‘He is just very vibrant,’ Jeanne told ABC News. ‘He’s very high-functioning so if he hears music, it’s just something that sticks with him. He’s very proud [of the video]. He just smiles and giggles.’
Inspiration: Jeanne Miller, Dane’s proud auntie, shared the video on Facebook with the caption: ‘Is this boy not the sweetest thing ever?! He loves to sing ❤️ ❤️.’ She added: ‘Whitney would be proud #getthatboyamic #mynephewDanerocks’
Dane’s mother, Danna Miller, said: ‘Nine years ago God blessed us with this amazing child. We are so humbled and honored that we were chosen to raise such a joyful and loving child. Here is just a little taste of what we experience everyday.’
Dane’s other favourite artists include Taylor Swift, Kidz Bop Kids and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
She told ABC News that her 13-year-old son Dawson introduced his younger brother to the Houston classic.
She added: ‘When we had Dane, we didn’t know that he had Down syndrome, but it wouldn’t have mattered. He has been probably the biggest blessing of our lives. He is just so loving and joyful. He is what’s good about this world.’
Danna told Inside Edition: ‘He’s been musical since around two years’ old. He’s been playing the drums. He sings. He loves music. He puts his whole heart into everything he does.’
Dane’s other favourite artists include Taylor Swift, Kidz Bop Kids and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra – in particular their song, Carol of the Bells.
Messages of support and encouragement for Dane, who has his own YouTube channel, have been pouring in from commentators on the viral video.
Victoria Latenser said: ‘His pure joy and beauty brings tears to my eyes. Thank you God for giving this beautiful soul to this world.
Dane’s mother, Danna Miller, said: ‘Nine years ago God blessed us with this amazing child. We are so humbled and honored that we were chosen to raise such a joyful and loving child. Here is just a little taste of what we experience everyday’
‘He’s a brilliant ray of sunshine. I look forward to seeing more from this precious human being. And thank you Dane for changing the way others see those born with something extra.’
Dayna Steven added: ‘Omg my heart is melting.’
While Greta White said: ‘What removes barriers and give pure emotion and strength? This young man and music.’
Married Harley Street sex therapist, 47, faces jail after being found guilty of raping a 14-year-old boy in a leisure centre toilets
- Nicholas Gully was arrested after a teenage boy claimed he had been raped
- The 14-year-old said he was ashamed and disgusted for failing to fight back
- After a five day trial at Hove Crown Court a jury found him guilty of one count of rape and two counts of sexual assault and will be sentenced in September
Nicholas Gully, 47, from Brighton, was arrested after a teenage boy claimed he had been raped in the toilets of a gym
A Harley Street therapist who specialises in sex addiction is facing jail after he was convicted of raping a child at a leisure centre.
Nicholas Gully, 47, from Brighton, was arrested after a teenage boy claimed he had been raped in the toilets of a gym.
He told the court he had been waiting for a lift home from his mother when Gully approached him in the public toilets.
The boy tried to escape the therapist by going into a cubicle but the therapist followed him in.
The married father-of-two, who treats patients suffering from sex and love addiction, then sexually assaulted the 14-year-old.
After a five day trial at Hove Crown Court a jury found him guilty of one count of rape and two counts of sexual assault.
The therapist was warned he faced a long jail sentence and the case was adjourned for reports.
Gully of Rottingdean, Brighton is one Britain’s leading psychotherapists treating patients for sex and love addictions.
With 27 years experience he has worked with patients in Harley Street and the Priory Clinic.
The jury heard he had raped the boy in January this year after following him into the public toilets at the King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove, East Sussex.
The teenager had been who was waiting for a lift home from his mother, told the court he had spotted Gully pacing around the foyer on his mobile phone.
He said the therapist was repeatedly attempting to make eye contact with him and he overheard him say there was a ‘sexy boy’ nearby.
The boy claimed that he went into the public toilets to escape the attentions of the older man.
But Gully allegedly followed him into the bathroom and stood beside him at the urinal and touched him inappropriately.
When the boy tried to escape by entering a cubicle Gully followed him in there and shut the door.
Nicholas Gully, 47, denied one count of rape and two counts of assault by touching but was found guilty today
In a 10 minute ordeal he was then allegedly subjected to a terrifying rape.
Giving evidence behind a screen the teenager said: ‘I was trying to avoid him and the toilet was the only place I could lock myself away from him.’
He said he went into the bathroom area to use the urinal but Gully came up beside him and touched him.
The boy said he immediately ran to the cubicle and locked himself in and waited for Gully to go.
But when he opened the door to check whether the older man had gone Gully stepped into the cubicle with him.
The boy told the court: ‘When he entered he did so quite aggressively. I was intimidated. He said for me to be quiet. He said: ‘Shush’ like he was angry. He scared me. I thought he had some sort of weapon in his bag.’
The boy said Gully then committed a sex act on him before he was made to carry out the same act on him.
Hove Crown Court heard the child was too scared to cry out and fight back during the assault.
But afterwards he called and texted his friends in tears and told them he wanted to kill himself after the sexual assault.
He told one: ‘I feel disgusting. I want to die. This is so f******d up. I did not even struggle because I thought he had a knife.
Hove Crown Court was told the teenage boy had gone to the gym at the King Alfred Centre in Hove (pictured), when he was raped
‘Maybe I deserve it. Maybe he thought I wanted it. He’s just so disgusting and he should pay.’
His friends urged him to tell his mother and the police and he eventually he confided in his aunt who alerted his family.
In court Gully admitted having sexual contact with the boy but claimed he had consented.
Psychologist Nicholas Gully arrives by prison van to hear the verdict at Lewes Crown Court today
He told the jury he but thought the boy was over the legal age and thought he was an ‘easy pick-up’.
Gully, claimed to be unaware of the boy’s age until he was arrested, and when told he said ‘this is bad.’
Beverley Cherrill, defending, said most people would look at Gully with a sense of disgust but she urged the jury not to judge his morals.
‘There is sexual contact,’ she said. ‘That is accepted. But he isn’t charged with being amoral. He is not charged with grooming a child. He is accused of rape – of having sex without consent.’
Miss Cherrill said, asked the jury why Gully would risk everything for a casual hook up with he could just as easily have used an app such as Grindr.
She said: ‘This was an easy pick up. It was a nice way to spend 10 minutes before he had a shower.’
Gully told jurors the boy engaged in sexual contact and wanted to perform a sex act on him, to which Gully ‘pushed him away’ after ‘ten or 15 seconds.’
He said he thought the teenager was interested, as they had ‘made eye contact a few times’ in the communal area of the King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove.
Gully, of Rottingdean, Brighton, a leading psychotherapist who also heads the Brunswick Clinic, was later arrested and questioned by police over the rape.
He will be sentenced on September 6.
Kids Company bosses Camila Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob face boardroom bans amid probe into charity’s collapse
- Kids Company collapsed in 2015 just after getting a £3m grant from Government
- In 15 years, Kids Company took a reported £42million from the taxpayer
- Batmanghelidjh reportedly paid £90,000 salary when Kids Company went down
- Mr Yentob forced to step down as the BBC’s creative director in December 2015
Camila Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob face being disqualified from running companies after the Kids Company charity scandal, it was revealed today.
The Insolvency Service has announced it will bring court proceedings against them.
It has the power to ban any senior officials from organisations that have liquidated from taking similar positions for up to 15 years if their management contributed to insolvency.
Kids Company collapsed in August 2015, amid allegations of abuse and financial mismanagement, casting doubts on Mr Yentob’s ability as its chairman.
Camila Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob (pictured together) face being disqualified from running companies after the Kids Company charity scandal
Experts have said that any business ban could be very damaging for those involved.
Nick Moser, head of Corporate Recovery at Taylor Wessing, said: ‘Disqualifications of directors are not as common as people might think. Because of limited resources at the Insolvency Service, they usually only follow a high value or high profile collapse.
‘However, Kids Company is a collapse which was always going to be under public scrutiny and I doubt the directors will be surprised to be investigated. Even a 6 year disqualification – which is significantly less than the 15 year maximum – is serious and will have a major impact on the business lives of those concerned if that is the outcome’.
Mr Yentob was forced to step down as the BBC’s creative director in December 2015 after admitting that his involvement in the Kids Company scandal had become a ‘serious distraction’ to the broadcaster.
He had been accused of compromising the BBC’s impartiality on five separate occasions by meddling with its coverage of the failed charity.
Mr Yentob piled pressure on journalists and presenters as they were preparing to go to air with their reports on Kids Company, of which he was chairman.
He personally telephoned Newsnight executives twice ahead of investigations into the failed charity, and sat silently in the Radio 4 Today programme studio during an interview with its founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh.
His resignation was met with gleeful cries in the BBC newsroom, which has been at the sharp end of Mr Yentob’s interference.
The charity collapsed in 2015, just weeks after it was handed a £3million grant by David Cameron’s government.
In 15 years, Kids Company took a reported £42million from the taxpayer, but a damning 2016 report showed ‘catastrophic failures’.
Batmanghelidjh was reportedly paying herself a £90,000 salary at the time that Kids Company went under.
An investigation was also carried out over claims that thousands of pounds of the charity’s money was spent on paying the boarding school costs of her chauffeur’s daughter.
The charity collapsed in 2015, just weeks after it was handed a £3million grant by David Cameron’s government
Soon after, Yentob resigned as the BBC’s creative director in the wake of controversy over his role as chairman of the scandal-hit group.
Kids Company’s founder Ms Batmanghelidjh had ministers ‘in her thrall’ and her ‘powerful personality’ allowed her to become an expert at controlling people, a senior Tory MP said last year.
Bernard Jenkin, chairman of the influential Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC), said the controversial charity boss deliberately prevented information reaching trustees – including ministers.
A report published by the committee last January urged the BBC to reopen its investigation into Alan Yentob, the former chairman of Kids Company, after he was accused of ‘deliberately intimidating’ corporation staff during the collapse of the scandal-hit charity.
The MPs said his meddling in the BBC’s coverage of Kids Company had been ‘unwise at best, and deliberately intimidating at worst’. And they said BBC bosses were too slow to take action against Mr Yentob.
In a damning assessment of Batmanghelidjh, Mr Jenkin told the Today programme: ‘The founder of this charity was a very, very powerful personality, who had a very, very big vision and she became expert at controlling the people around her and even the trustees were in her thrall to an extent’.
Accusing the charity’s trustees of negligence, he added: ‘People sometimes chose trustees to be very nice and well-motivated people, but who don’t necessarily have expertise in the sector they’re dealing with.’
Mr Jenkin suggested that allegations of sexual abuse in the charity – which ultimately did not lead to any prosecutions – were ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’ and led to the charity losing its reputation.
The charity, which aimed to support deprived and vulnerable inner-city children, received £46million of government funding over 13 years including £3million days before it collapsed last August.
The Commons committee admitted in its report: ‘Ms Batmanghelidjh and Kids Company appeared to captivate some of the most senior political figures in the land.’
HOW ALAN YENTOB CONFRONTED BBC COLLEAGUES OVER KIDS COMPANY FUNDING SCANDAL
Alan Yentob (right in the Calais jungle) was forced to apologise after repeated clashes with BBC colleagues over Kids Company
His first intervention came when he called Newsnight on July 2 2015 as it was preparing to reveal that the Government was withholding £3million of funding from Kids Company, which folded on Wednesday.
The following day he turned up uninvited at Radio 4’s Today studio as charity founder Camila Batmanghelidjh was interviewed.
On the Thursday he tore into BBC News special correspondent Lucy Manning ahead of an investigation into allegations of abuse at the charity, but he later apologised.
Then, more than a month later – and after the initial controversy – Mr Yentob telephoned Radio 4 presenter Ed Stourton, 45 minutes before he was due to go on World At One with an item about Kids Company.
Mr Yentob insisted there is no conflict of interest because he does not have control over BBC News. ‘I’m not remotely considering my position at the BBC. I don’t think I’ve in any way abused my position at the BBC,’ he said in October 2015.
Mr Yentob admitted the interventions and said he ‘regrets’ any intimidation to BBC journalists, but insisted that he did not compromise the BBC’s editorial independence.
The BBC faced mounting pressure to axe Mr Yentob, amid concerns that he has abused his position at the corporation to promote Kids Company, and that his failures as chairman have now made him ‘toxic by association’.
Among the most embarrassing episodes, was the ‘hysterical’ letter signed by Mr Yentob and sent to ministers as the charity was negotiating for more Government funding.
It warned that without Kids Company there could be ‘arson attacks’ on Government buildings, rioting in the streets and ‘savagery’ in parts of Britain.
However, Mr Yentob compounded the embarrassment when he told MPs on the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee that a boy had been murdered because of the charity’s collapse.
Former school governor, 72, faces jail after admitting having sex with an ‘obscene’ life-size child doll as border guards report a surge in the number of the sick robots flooding in from China
- Churchwarden bought doll which he said was a ‘companion’ for him and his wife
- His lawyers wanted to argue the sex aid was not ‘obscene’ under the law
- But judge throws out their claim and defendant now faces possible jail term
- Border guards say imported child-like sex dolls are a growing problem in the UK
David Turner faces jail following a ruling over child sex dolls like those he imported
A former churchwarden faces jail after a judge dismissed a claim a child sex doll he imported was not ‘obscene’.
Ex-primary school governor David Turner, 72, pleaded guilty to importing the child sex doll after an application to dismiss the charge was turned down.
Border guards have seen a surge in seizures of child-like sex dolls, leading investigators to identify dozens of previously unknown suspected paedophiles.
Turner, of Ramsgate, was also found to have 17 pen drives containing more than 33,000 indecent category C images of children aged three to 16 when he was arrested.
In police custody, Turner admitted buying clothing for his doll and claimed he had bought it as a ‘companion’ to join him and his wife.
He also admitted having sex with another, similar, doll, the National Crime Agency have said.
His defence team asked the judge at Canterbury Crown Court for a ‘trial of issue’ to rule on whether the dolls are obscene, but the claim was dismissed today.
The lifelike silicone sex aids, which weigh around 55lb (25kg) and can cost thousands of pounds, are being imported into the UK after being sold by traders on sites including Amazon and eBay, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.
The dolls, often manufactured in China and Hong Kong, are a ‘relatively new phenomenon’ in the UK and should be criminalised, the operations manager at the NCA’s Child Exploitation Command, Hazel Stewart, said.
Border officials have seen a surge in the number of child sex dolls being imported to the UK. Pictured are some of the dolls seized by the National Crime Agency
Border Force officers have seized 123 dolls in little more than a year since March 2016 and so far seven people have been charged with importing them, including one man who was jailed last month.
Of the seven men charged with importing the dolls so far, six also faced child porn allegations.
Dan Scully, deputy director for intelligence operations at the Border Force, said this showed those who ordered the models often strayed into sex crimes.
‘Border Force intelligence and detection officers started to notice an increase in prevalence of seizing these child-like dolls.
‘What’s critical, I think, for this investigation, these items were going to individuals, in many cases, who were committing other offences in relation to harm of children,’ he said.
‘They were also, critically, people who were otherwise unknown to UK law enforcement in having an interest in sexual activity with children.
‘By identifying these importations, working with partners, what we’ve identified is a whole set of people with interests in sexual activity with children who were completely unknown.’
Turner (pictured ay court with his daughter) said the doll was a ‘companion’ for him and his wife. He will be sentenced next month following the first-of-its-kind ruling today
The trial of issue at Canterbury Crown Court in the case of Turner was described as setting an ‘important’ precedent in how suspects can be prosecuted.
Turner was unable to be sentenced on Monday because a pre-sentence report had not been prepared. Judge Simon James said the importation of a child sex doll was an ‘unusual offence’ and that it ‘adds a degree of complexity’.
He was freed on bail to be sentenced on September 8 for the importation charge and for pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to possessing or making more than 34,000 indecent images of children aged around three to 16.
A doll like that which Turner tried to import was shown by the National Crime Agency in a bid to raise awareness of the growing problem
Jon Brown, from children’s charity the NSPCC, said: ‘There is no evidence to support the idea that the use of so-called child sex dolls helps potential abusers from committing contact offences against real children.
‘And in fact there is a risk that those using these child sex dolls or realistic props could become desensitised and their behaviour becomes normalised to them, so that they go on to harm children themselves, as is often the case with those who view indecent images.
‘The NSPCC is calling on Government to take action to criminalise the manufacturing, distribution and possession of these grotesque dolls, in the same way it does indecent images of children.
‘And until this loophole is closed, online retailers who have these items available to purchase should immediately remove them from sale.’
The charity also called on the Government to criminalise the manufacture, distribution and possession of the ‘grotesque’ dolls.
Pervert, 27, who was snared by vigilantes after asking a schoolgirl, 14, for ‘naughty pictures’ and trying to meet her for sex is spared jail
- David Coyle thought he’d been sending explicit chats to a 14-year-old called Ellie
- But Newcastle Crown Court heard he was snared by Guardians of the North
- Coyle admitted attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming
- Judge Deborah Sherwin sentenced him to 20 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, with rehabiliation and treatment requirements
A pervert was snared by paedophile hunters when he turned up to meet an underage girl for sex.
Assistant restaurant manager David Coyle thought he had been sending explicit chats to a 14-year-old teen called Ellie over social media site Whisper in June.
But Newcastle Crown Court heard the 27-year-old, who had claimed to be three years younger than his true age, had been snared by Guardians of the North.
The group’s members pose as children to expose men trying to have illegal contact with them.
Within hours of meeting online, Coyle had sent a series of graphic sexual messages to the account who he thought was Ellie.
Assistant restaurant manager David Coyle thought he had been sending explicit chats to a 14-year-old teen called Ellie over social media site Whisper in June
He had called the schoolgirl ‘cute as f***’, asked her personal, explicit questions, queried if she could ‘get out of school’ and asked her for ‘naughty pictures’.
When Coyle turned up to a pre-arranged meeting in the street with who he thought was Ellie, he sent a message saying he believed he was being ‘set up’ and that ‘something had spooked him’.
He was collared by the Guardians of the North, sitting in his car nearby.
Prosecutor Richard Herrmann told the court: ‘They took possession from him of his mobile phone and car keys before the police were contacted.’
The court heard Coyle was carrying condoms in his car when he was arrested.
Coyle, of Sycamore Park, Brandon, County Durham, admitted attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.
He had called the schoolgirl ‘cute as f***’, asked her personal, explicit questions, queried if she could ‘get out of school’ and asked her for ‘naughty pictures’
The judge said the suspended sentence means the probation service can work with Coyle to prevent further offending
Judge Deborah Sherwin sentenced him to 20 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, with rehabiliation and treatment requirements.
Coyle must abide by a sexual harm prevention order and sign the sex offenders register for ten years.
The judge told him: ‘Over the course of 24 hours matters escalated very quickly because from chatting to her you raised with her all sorts of sexual possibilities of things you wanted to do to her.
‘There was an idea to meet up. You arrived to meet her and drove to the area where you expected her to be.
‘At the last moment you got cold feet, no doubt because you realised you had been set up. You were stopped by those who were setting you up.
When Coyle turned up to a pre-arranged meeting in the street with who he thought was Ellie, he sent a message saying he believed he was being ‘set up’
Liam O’Brien, defending, said Coyle had not set out to speak to someone underage and had been on an adult website
‘Of course, Ellie never existed, she was a persona adopted by a member of Guardians of the North, a group that go on the internet and pose as young girls.
‘At the time you were conversing with her you thought she was a real person and the arrangements meet up were real.’
The judge said the suspended sentence means the probation service can work with Coyle to prevent further offending.
Liam O’Brien, defending, said Coyle had not set out to speak to someone underage and had been on an adult website.
Mr O’Brien added: ‘He has, through his own fault, ruined his life by committing this offence.
‘His five year relationship ended as a reuslt of his foolish behaviour and he had to give up his employment. ‘
Mr O’Brien said Coyle, who has been shunned by some of his family, plans to move home and ‘start afresh’ in a new area.
A man who was found guilty of raping and killing a three-year-old girl has been executed with a machine gun at point blank range.
Muhammad al-Maghrabi, 41, was killed lying on the floor after being convicted.
His execution, at point blank range, was broadcast on live TV across the world in front of a crowd of thousands of people.
His hands tied behind his back as he was led from a prison van before being laid down on a rug in front of the crowds of people all filming on their mobile phones.
A police officer then comes up from behind him and shot him in the back as he lay on the floor.
Images of the scene also show huge crowds gathered to watch the execution in the city’s main square and many people following the police truck carrying al-Maghrabi’s dead body after his execution.
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