Florida man charged with murder in 13-year-old girl’s death

FLORIDA – Stephan Michael Sterns, a 37-year-old resident of Florida, was officially charged with the first-degree murder of teenager Madeline Soto on Wednesday, approximately two months after her mysterious disappearance and heartbreaking death. According to Osceola County court records, Sterns, who was involved romantically with Madeline’s mother during the time of the girl’s disappearance, will be presented before the court on Thursday for his initial hearing. Madeline, a 13-year-old middle-schooler in Orlando, first raised concern when her …

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Dance instructor arrested for multiple charges of sexual assault

Mark Chavarria, a 40-year-old dance instructor from Riverside, California, was arrested on Tuesday on charges of sexual assault. Chavarria is the owner of the Chavarria Institute of the Arts dance studio in Anaheim, California, and is accused of sexually assaulting multiple girls between the ages of 12 and 14. He is being held on $5 million bail. The Anaheim Police Department is asking anyone with information on Chavarria’s potential crimes to call them at 714-765-1969. …

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