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Kansas City Creeper Doc Hard Time
A pediatric rheumatologist who once worked at Children's Mercy Hospital was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday after he pleaded guilty to coercion and enticement of a minor. In his guilty plea agreement in September, Mark Franklin Hoeltzel admitted that he created a fake Facebook persona under the name "Ryan Gardner" to contact minor girls, including an 8th grader from whom he requested sexually explicit photographs.
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Multiple Charges For The Holidays
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A North Kansas City woman has been indicted for embezzling $116,367 from her employer. Tonya Topel, 41, was charged in an 11-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City on Wednesday. According to the indictment, Topel worked at SunSource Homes, Inc., from October 2016 to April 2018 as the officer manager and accountant.
Creeper Gamer Charges
A man on probation in Johnson County for a sex-related crime is facing a new charge after child pornography was allegedly found on his Xbox gaming system. He was booked into the jail on Thursday night.
Golden Ghetto Gunfire Report
SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) - Someone in Shawnee was uninjured after an individual shot at their vehicle while they were inside. The vehicle was hit by gunfire at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday in the 10900 block of 65th Place. Police said they did not find any buildings in the area that were hit by the gunfire.
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