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Terrence Dwarika of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida was arrested for allegedly molesting one of his students, a boy younger than 12 years old. Dwarika, 38, taught music at the Trinity Christian School in Palm Beach Gardens and was a pianist for the Trinity United Methodist Church (UMC).

He is charged with one count of molesting a child younger than 12 years old and is being held without bail at Palm Beach County Jail. In bond court last Monday, a judge ordered him not to have any contact with the alleged victim, his family, or any minors. The press did not name an attorney for Dwarika.

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Last month, seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams was reported at fault in a fatal car crash that caused the death of Jerome Barson of West Palm Beach and injured his wife, Linda Barson. But recently released surveillance footage from a guard shack revealed that Williams had “lawfully” entered the intersection where the crash occurred on the afternoon of June 9, sources say.

The footage was released by Palm Beach Gardens police last week, and it reportedly shows Williams had a green light when she drove her SUV into the intersection of BallenIsles Drive and Northlake Boulevard.

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Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams was reportedly at fault in a car accident that led to the death of Jerome Barson and injured his wife, Linda Barson.

According to the accident report, the crash occurred at 1 p.m. on June 9 at an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens. Linda Barson told police she was driving west on the intersection when Williams, who was reportedly driving an SUV north, suddenly drove into her path. She said she didn’t have time to stop and crashed into Williams’ vehicle.

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Matt Elam, a former University of Florida All-America football player and Baltimore Ravens player, was arrested in Miami on February 25 after he was allegedly found with 126 grams of marijuana and 3.1 grams of oxycodone pills. He faces charges for possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute/sell/manufacture, and reckless driving.

Elam, 25, is being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. He was arrested with Calvin Stewart, 28; Fritz Narcisse, 22; and Abdud Narcisse, 23. Stewart faces charges for resisting an officer without violence and possession of a concealed weapon, and the Narcisse brothers are each facing misdemeanor marijuana possession charges. The press did not name attorneys for any of them.

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Gary Nawrocki of Palm Beach, Florida was arrested on January 5 and is facing homicide charges for the death of Kristi Jo Hook. Hook, 45, was severely injured in December 2015 after an explosion in her home burned 60 percent of her body.

Nawrocki, 46, was reportedly with Hook at the time of the explosion and failed to take her to a hospital for treatment. He faces arson and homicide charges. His bail was set at $120,000 by Palm Beach County Judge Caroline Shepherd. News sources did not name an attorney for Nawrocki.

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