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Beloved Nurse Killed in Havertown Fire; Uber Driver Charged w/ Rape; NJ Substitute Teacher Arrested
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 11/04/18 2:13 am | updated: 11/04/18 2:24 am
A two-alarm fire in Havertown on Friday evening, 11/2, claimed the life of a woman. 62-year-old Roseann McLaughlin was killed when fire broke out in her home on the 900 block of Larchmont Avenue around 6 p.m. Chief John Viola said the flames were too intense and firefighters could not get her out. She had difficulty walking and used a wheelchair. McLaughlin's daughter and grandson were able to escape from the fire and were rescued from the roof by a passerby who happened to be an Upper Darby police officer. Roseann was a registered nurse and was the Health Services Coordinator at the Overbrook School for the Blind. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the daughter and grandson. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A Lansdale, Montgomery County, Uber driver has been charged with raping an unconscious passenger. 26-year-old Ahmed Elgaafary was arrested on Wednesday, 10/31, and charged with rape of an unconscious victim, sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of an unconscious person, indecent assault without consent and indecent assault of an unconscious person. The incident happened back on February 10th, 2018. Elgaafary picked up the alleged victim at the Valley Forge Casino around 2:20 a.m. and eventually dropped her off at her Charlestown Township, Chester County, residence. The victim woke up without memory of the Uber ride, but discovered bruising on her body and dirt under her nails. She found out the Uber ride took 58 minutes when it should have only been 15. She called the state police to report the incident. A sexual assault evidence collection kit was was conducted at Pottstown Hospital that day. Over the summer, DNA tests matched Elgaafary to samples taken during the rape kit confirming that he had intercourse with her while she was incapacitated. He is being held at Chester County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail. A preliminary hearing in set for November 7th. (see photo below)

A substitute teacher aid at Pemberton Township High School is accused of having inappropriate contact with a male student. 22-year-old Casey Bartholomew of Browns Mills, Pemberton Township, is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, and Showing Obscenity to a Minor. The Burlington County Prosecutors Office says the contact occurred at the high school earlier this week. She also used social media to conduct explicit conversations with and send nude photos of herself to the boy. She was taken into custody on Friday, 11/2, and sent to Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly. (see photo below)

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 by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA | responded: 11/04 2:23 am
26-year-old Ahmed Elgaafary, Lansdale Uber driver charged


 by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA | responded: 11/04 2:24 am
22-year-old Casey Bartholomew of Browns Mills


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