Hide your children! Model Mayhem model Michelle Marie Gopaul arrested for snatching infant during a casting.

Police in Toronto are investigating why a NY model/actress would snatch a one month old infant during a commercial audition Thursday night. Toronto police were called to the scene by the hysterical parents after the one month old infant went missing after being moved to another room by the model after she told the parents she was involved with the audition.

Michelle Marie Gopaul, 24, of New York City, has been arrested and charged with abduction of a person under 14. The baby was recovered unharmed around 3 a.m., right before an Amber Alert was about to be issued. Police would not say if the person returning the infant was Gopaul.

Police in Toronto are investigating why a NY model/actress would snatch a one month old infant during a commercial audition Thursday night. Toronto police were called to the scene by the hysterical parents after the one month old infant went missing after being moved to another room by the model after she told the parents she was involved with the audition.

mg1 Michelle Marie Gopaul, 24, of New York City, has been arrested and charged with abduction of a person under 14. The baby was recovered unharmed around 3 a.m., right before an Amber Alert was about to be issued. Police would not say if the person returning the infant was Gopaul.

Gopaul has an account on Model Mayhem and states she has been interested in acting since age 13. She list her credits in the film The Interpreter and a commercial for American Express in 2006. There is no IMDB listing for a Michelle Gopaul and she is not credited in the listing for The Interpreter although minor roles often go uncredited.

On her Myspace page (no link due to malware on her page), Gopaul showcases her musical talents and quotes Shakespeare.

Gopaul is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Saturday at 10 a.m.

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My only rule in shooting models – no set rules

I often see an us vs them attitude when it comes to certain hot button issues in the photographer-model relationship. I find such inflexible stances counter productive and ultimately creates an environment of hostility between various team members, especially when such positions are boldly stated on internet modeling site profiles and forum postings.

I often see an us vs them attitude when it comes to certain hot button issues in the photographer-model relationship. I find such inflexible stances counter productive and ultimately creates an environment of hostility between various team members, especially when such positions are boldly stated on internet modeling site profiles and forum postings.

Flexibility is a great attribute when working with people and I have never had firm rules on these issues when so many insist on drawing a line in the sand. Continue reading “My only rule in shooting models – no set rules”

Alton Everett Smith and Kristilyn Smith sentenced in incest charges

Following up on the case of Alton Everett Smith and Kristilyn Smith, both have now been sentenced along with Smith’s wife Tina Marie Smith. Members of Model Mayhem may recall that both Alton Smith and his daughter Kristilyn Smith were both frequent forum posters in escort threads.

Alton Everett Smith
Alton Everett Smith sex offender’s registry

Following up on the case of Alton Everett Smith and Kristilyn Smith, both have now been sentenced along with Smith’s wife Tina Marie Smith. Members of Model Mayhem may recall that both Alton Smith and his daughter Kristilyn Smith were both frequent forum posters in escort threads. For unknown reasons, Smith focused his wrath on several photographers on the site including an odd obsession with SLEPhoto.

The incest charges in multiple Florida counties stem from Smith fathering a child with his own daughter. To make matters worse, the case also involved prostitution, child neglect, and child pornography.

Kristilyn Smith, 27, was charged with incest and child neglect in both Flagler and Volusia County in Florida. She pleaded no contest to incest charges in Volusia county and pleaded no contest to child neglect charges in Flagler and received probation of 5 years and 15 years to run concurrently.

Alton E. Smith Jr., 48, pleaded guilty to two counts of incest, one count of living off the earnings of prostitution and 52 counts of possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by 15 years’ sex-offender probation and will be required to register as a sex offender.

Tina Marie Smith, 45, who is Alton Smith’s wife and Kristilyn Smith’s stepmother, pleaded guilty to aggravated child abuse and was sentenced to 10 years’ sex-offender probation. She will not be listed as a sex offender.

Columbia professor David Epstein charged with incest with his daughter

Columbia political science professor David Epstein, 46, was charged December 9th, 2010 with having a sexual relationship with his daughter, 24. Epstein, who also blogged for Huffington Post apparently carried on the “consensual” relationship for three years starting when she was an adult.

David EpsteinColumbia political science professor David Epstein, 46, was charged December 9th, 2010 with having a sexual relationship with his daughter, 24. Epstein, who also blogged for Huffington Post apparently carried on the “consensual” relationship for three years starting when she was an adult. An exchange of “twisted text messages” between the two was discovered, said the New York Daily News. His former wife, Sharyn O’Halloran, is chair of the executive committee of the University Senate and a tenured professor at Columbia. University spokesman Robert Hornsby said that Epstein “is now on administrative leave and will not be teaching students.” Epstein’s Facebook status has since been changed from married to single. Continue reading “Columbia professor David Epstein charged with incest with his daughter”

Adobe Digital Editions vs Calibre – mini review

For ebook readers, there are many desktop readers to choose from. Some are limited to Windows or Mac OS while others support multiple platforms. The choice of desktop readers depends on your personal needs such as compatibility with your portable ebook reader and where you source your content. Two popular desktop readers are Adobe Digital Editions and Calibre. There’s really not much point in comparing these two readers as it’s not really a fair fight.

For ebook readers, there are many desktop readers to choose from. Some are limited to Windows or Mac OS while others support multiple platforms. The choice of desktop readers depends on your personal needs such as compatibility with your portable ebook reader and where you source your content. Two popular desktop readers are Adobe Digital Editions and Calibre. There’s really not much point in comparing these two readers as it’s not really a fair fight.

Continue reading “Adobe Digital Editions vs Calibre – mini review”