Woman tells police she shot her husband because he had been molesting children at her daycare

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WASHINGTON, DC – Police in Washington, DC have arrested a woman who claimed that she shot her husband after allegedly learning that he had been molesting children at a daycare she owns.

The woman was arrested on assault and weapons charges.

On July 21st, officers with the Metropolitan Police Department in DC responded to a report of a man being shot on the 8th floor of the ritzy Mandarin Oriental Hotel just before 8 p.m.

When they arrived on the scene, they were directed to the room in question and allegedly found that the suspect, identified as 50-year-old Shanteari Weems, had barricaded herself in a room.

Police began speaking with Weems and learned that her husband, who had been shot twice, was inside the room with her.

Police were able to quickly communicate with the shooting victim who told them that he had been shot once in the leg and head.

Officers were able to eventually make their way into the room and detain Weems and provide first aid to the victim until medical personnel responded.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he was reportedly being treated for potentially life-threatening injuries. An update on his condition has not been revealed as of yet.

According to police, two firearms were located inside the hotel room, one with Weems and another inside of an unlocked safe.

Investigators reported Weems waived her right to have an attorney present and informed them that she had shot her husband because she had been informed he was a child molester.

Weems allegedly told police that she had met her husband in Washington, DC at the hotel on July 20th and it was while they were there she allegedly began getting phone calls from the parents of a daycare she owns that her husband had been molesting children in her care.

Weems reported she became overcome with emotion that her husband was allegedly a child molester and they began to argue over the claims.

Weems reported during the argument, her husband stood up and approached her which caused her to retrieve a firearm and shoot him. Weems allegedly said that she had not wanted to kill her husband, but rather just injure him because of the claims.

Police searched the room and located a journal of sorts in which Weems had reportedly documented what she reported to them, that she had received multiple phone calls from staff and parents about alleged sexual abuse at the hands of her husband.

In the journal, Weems apologized to the children on behalf of her husband in what they believed to be a form of a will or suicide note. The Metropolitan Police Department arrested Weems and charged her with assault with intent to kill as well as firearms charges.

Police in Baltimore, where Weems’ daycare is, is aware of the complaints against the husband and have released the following statement:

“Baltimore County detectives are currently monitoring the recent developments in Washington, D.C. Due to the sensitive circumstances leading up to this incident, the Baltimore County Police Department continues to support the families impacted.

As this investigation moves forward, the daycare facility located in Owings Mills remains closed.”

Supporters of Weems are wanting to find ways to donate to her legal defense as the case makes its way through the courts.

One of her vocal supporters, Qiana Johnson, a former organizer of Black Lives Matter DC, claimed that Weems had made complaints before to police that were not investigated.

Although it is unclear if Johnson has ever met Weems or has any knowledge of any of the circumstances, she said:

“She’s placed complaints to the proper authorities before…and her cries for help went unanswered.”

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“Transgender” man who claimed to be former cop arrested for sexually abusing multiple children

CITRUS COUNTY, FL – A biological man has been arrested in Citrus County, Florida after several allegations came to light that he had sexually abused several children.

He has been arrested and charged with several crimes, including lewd and lascivious battery.

In 2017, Diana Elizabeth Guevara made headlines for becoming one of the first former law enforcement officers to have his sexual affirmation surgery at an LGBTQ clinic at the University of Miami.

At the time, Guevara claimed that he was forced to leave law enforcement at the Miami-Dade Police Department due to a vehicle crash which eventually led him believing he was a trans-woman.

Guevara went on to become a celebrity of sorts, being interviewed by Spanish-language television network America TeVe over him leaving law enforcement and having surgery to look like a woman.

During the interview, Guevara very convincingly explained how he had to leave his career and was later arrested for drug use and getting engaged to be married.

Now in 2022, Guevara has made headlines again, not for being some sort of LGBTQ hero and role model, but instead for allegedly sexually abusing teenage boys in Citrus County, Florida.

According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, they first became aware of the allegations on June 30th when a parent contacted them and voiced their concerns.

According to deputies, the parent claimed to have overheard their son talking with another juvenile about being involved in sexual activity with Guevara. When the child was confronted, he allegedly told them that Guevara had also sent several explicit photos and videos on social media.

As detectives with the Sheriff’s Office got to work, they allegedly identified several more juveniles that had also reported being involved sexually with Guevara. Detectives reported being able to locate evidence of the sex abuse, sexually explicit videos, and pictures.

 

Armed with evidence and sworn victim statements, detectives with Citrus County Sheriff’s Office requested and obtained an arrest warrant for Guevara.

The warrant charged Guevara with the transmission of harmful materials to minors, unlawful sexual activities with certain minors, and four counts of lewd and lascivious battery. Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast said in a statement:

“Guevara manipulated the young victims in this case and then took advantage of them. She was able to foster a relationship with one victim, and identify her next victims through them, showing a pattern of predatory behavior.

This conduct will not be tolerated in Citrus County, and the SVU detectives will work tirelessly to bring justice to these young victims.”

Guevara was taken into custody for the active warrants and assigned a $47,000 bond. It is unclear if Guevara is still in custody at the Citrus County Jail or if he is free awaiting future court appearances.

As for Guevara’s claims to have been a law enforcement officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department, a spokesman for the agency has flat denied him ever being an officer with them. The spokesman said:

“Based on the information provided in various articles, a records check of this individual’s current and former names was conducted and they are not listed as being previously employed by the Miami-Dade Police Department.”

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