Friday, October 31, 2008

Michael C. Rowe - Repeat Sex Offender

Fitchburg police said they arrested a registered sex offender on Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault of a child.

Police said Michael C. Rowe, 27, was previously convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child.

Lt. Todd Stetzer of the Fitchburg Police Department said in a news release that Rowe has been residing in the 2100 Block of High Ridge Trail while involved in the bail monitoring program related to pending charges of burglary as well as resisting arrest and obstructing an officer.

Stetzer said investigators believe a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by Rowe at his home on High Ridge Trail. Stetzer said Rowe met the girl at a bus stop and took her back to his home.

Investigators said Rowe has recently been in contact with unidentified juvenile females whom he met at bus stops in the Todd Drive and Hughes Place area. Police said Rowe has also frequented businesses in the area of Hughes Place, where juveniles congregate.

Stetzer said that after interviews with bus stop witnesses and Rowe, more charges will likely be filed.

"Rowe indicated there were other girls he brought to his home but could not remember their names," Stetzer said.

Investigators are attempting to identify juvenile females who might have recently been in contact with Rowe.

Anyone with information about juveniles observed in contact with Rowe is asked to contact the Fitchburg Police Department at 608-270-4300 or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Grisly Threesome used children for sex party

The complaint alleges that Masulla, Robinson and Milligan were involved in a sexual encounter in an Indiana hotel room with victims of the age of 11 and 3, and that photographs of the sexual activity were taken.

A child pornography case that began with a city police investigation has ensnared three people on federal charges.

The case began with local authorities investigating a woman in custody on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and led to the broader child pornography case, police sources said.

Charged this week in federal court in East St. Louis are Louise Helen Masulla, 32, of New Athens, Tabitha D. Robinson, 32, of Midlothian, Ill; and William M. Milligan, 27, of Bloomington, Ind.

Masulla, Robinson and Milligan were charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography and with conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. In addition, Masulla was charged with aggravated sexual abuse and transportation. Milligan was also charged with receipt of child pornography.

The violations are alleged to have occurred between July 22 and Aug. 10 of this year in Madison County and elsewhere. The affidavit to the complaint indicates that the investigation began as a result of a report made to Alton police regarding criminal sexual conduct involving a child and activities occurring in Internet chat rooms.

The complaint alleges that Masulla, Robinson and Milligan were involved in a sexual encounter in an Indiana hotel room with victims of the age of 11 and 3, and that photographs of the sexual activity were taken.

Alton police sources said the child porn case developed as the result of the review of contents of a computer seized after the arrest of Masulla. She was charged earlier in the month, along with Stephen G. Recker, 28, of New Athens, on multiple counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, following a tip to the department.

Alton Police Chief Chris Sullivan said earlier that the incidents took place at a residence on Oscar Street in Alton, where Recker and Masulla apparently had been staying. He said the defendants were not originally from Alton.

The charges in the Alton case appear to involve sexual acts committed upon a single child, identified only by the same set of initials in each charge, who was younger than 13 years old at the time. However, Sullivan referred to plural “victims” in the earlier case and said there was a “genetic relationship” between the victims and the offenders.

The evidence supporting the latest charges was obtained through an investigation conducted by the Springfield, Chicago, and Indianapolis offices of the FBI, the Alton Police Department, the Illinois State Police and the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department, according to a release from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana, assisted in the investigation of Milligan.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Suzanne M. Garrison for prosecution.

Conspiracy to produce child pornography carries a penalty of from 15 years up to 30 years. The conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity offense carries a penalty of from 10 years to life. Aggravated sexual abuse carries a penalty of 30 years up to life. Transportation and receipt of child pornography carry a penalty of from 5 to 20 years. The offenses also carry a term of supervised release of from five years to life.

Alton Chief Sullivan said Mike Bazzell, the department’s cyber investigator, is a member of the FBI’s Cyber Crimes Task Force, which has investigated a number of similar cases.

Michael Devore - Repeat Sex Offender - Boy Raper

A man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy has accepted a plea agreement that would sentence him to 27 years in prison, according to Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson.

In July, Michael Devore, 28, of New Albany, offered to give the boy a ride on his moped then took him behind the water-pumping station along River Road in New Albany, according to the probable-cause affidavit. There, he allegedly performed oral and anal sex on the boy. He reportedly confessed to detectives during the investigation.

Devore was charged in August with class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor. He was also charged as a repeat sex offender, because of a prior unrelated conviction for a sex offense, according to a Wednesday press release from the prosecutor’s office.

Devore accepted a sentence of 20 years to serve for sexual misconduct with a minor, the maximum possible sentence for a class B felony. He also will be sentenced to an additional seven years in prison and three suspended for being a repeat offender, if the court accepts the plea. The sentences will run consecutively.

“I look forward to the completion of this case at sentencing for the benefit and safety of both the victim and the greater community,” Henderson said in the release.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tim Gray prosecuted the case. Devore’s attorney, Rob Colone, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Formal sentencing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Floyd County Superior Court. Judge Susan Orth still must accept the agreement.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Jonathan Perfetto - fears he'll reoffend

Records in Hillsborough County Superior Court show Perfetto twice failed to complete a sex offender treatment program. His primary therapist reported Perfetto was "not interested in or amenable to treatment at this time."

Perfetto himself has told reporters he fears he'll reoffend

A recently released state prisoner with a history of sex offenses has taken up residence in a Bridge Street rooming house.

Jonathan Perfetto, 34, says he is trying to get a "fresh start" at 195 Bridge St. after seven years in prison on child pornography charges.

"I just moved here. I don't want to get in trouble," he said.

His presence, however, has alarmed some city officials. Mayor Frank Guinta called Perfetto a "classic example" of someone who is likely to reoffend.

"There's got to be a better system than just allowing someone like this to come to Manchester, unannounced, without any preconditions," Guinta said.

Perfetto does not require supervision under state law because he maxed out his three- to seven-year prison sentence. His sentence ended Oct. 22, according to a Department of Corrections spokesman.

Records in Hillsborough County Superior Court show Perfetto twice failed to complete a sex offender treatment program. His primary therapist reported Perfetto was "not interested in or amenable to treatment at this time."

Perfetto himself has told reporters he fears he'll reoffend, particularly if he goes off his medication. He has claimed in court documents that he suffers from bipolar disorder and "anti-social personality disorder."

Perfetto has family in New Hampshire and is a former Manchester resident. He said he attended Central High School but did not complete his senior year because he was convicted of molesting a young relative and sent to the Youth Development Center.

His choice of housing in Manchester has made some officials uneasy. The rooming house is just a few blocks away from St. Joseph Regional Junior High School. Central High School is visible from the side entrance, a fact Perfetto seemed surprised to discover yesterday.

"Is that Central High School?" he asked while rounding the corner of Bridge and Ash streets. "They refurbished it!"

Perfetto said he found the rooming house with help from a "homeless hotline." The building already houses one other sex offender, according to the state's online registry.

The same house came under intense scrutiny last month, when a religious organization helped place a convicted child killer, Raymond Guay, in an apartment there. A public outcry spurred officials to relocate Guay to a federal halfway house in another state.

Alderman Jim Roy, whose ward includes the rooming house, said the Guay case was different because Guay "didn't have ties to the community and didn't want to be here." Perfetto, on the other hand, chose to live in Manchester.

"As much as I hate to say it, it's a free country," Roy said. "The way I look at it, he's paid his debt to society. He can go wherever he wants."

Manchester Police Lt. Scott Legasse said Perfetto has five days to register with the department as a sex offender.

"And if he doesn't, if he fails to follow the law, then he can be arrested," Legasse said.

Police in Concord had been keeping an eye on Perfetto after they discovered he was living in a parking garage near the State House. Officials there said he posed a risk to the public's safety.

"It's unusual to have someone released from state prison and not have some form of supervision," said Concord city prosecutor Scott Murray.

Perfetto pleaded guilty in March 2002 to 61 counts of child pornography possession. Prosecutors accused him of having dozens of illegal files on his computer, including some with names like "10rape," "preteen04," and "10cubaprostitute."

His record includes a conviction in 1993 for criminal trespassing and another in 1994 for simple assault. In 1998, he was charged with fondling a woman's breasts while she used a computer at the New Horizons shelter in Manchester.

Prosecutors dropped the charge.

Perfetto has admitted to other offenses, telling the Concord Monitor he was sentenced to the New Hampshire Hospital after touching a woman's chest in 1999. He wound up serving time in Merrimack County jail, he told the paper, because he fought with hospital staff over a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Prosecutors said Perfetto did not exhibit good behavior in the state prison.

Court papers cite him for 28 violations of prison rules or state law, including extortion, fighting, theft, disobeying corrections officers, destroying property and counterfeiting.

He also was accused of misbehaving while in the sex offender treatment program. Once, records show, he got in trouble for watching the Disney film, "Angels in the Outfield," which was deemed "inappropriate TV."

Perfetto said he is trying to stay out of trouble at his new home in Manchester. He said he "detours" around the schools when he travels through the neighborhood.

He answered a few questions yesterday but cut the interview short, saying, "I already lost a job opportunity because of all this (publicity)."

Dustin Graham Powell - Captured Pervert

After four years in hiding to arrest prosecution, a former Lakeport resident has been arrested on charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted two girls.

Dustin Graham Powell, 26, was arrested Thursday in Lane County, Ore., in connection with the 2004 case, according to Lt. Brad Rasmussen of the Lakeport Police Department.

Rasmussen reported that in 2004 police first investigated the case of two female juveniles who had been sexually assaulted, allegedly by Powell, with whom police had other previous contacts, though not for this type of offense.

The girls, ages 13 and 15 at the time of the assault, are cousins, said Rasmussen. Powell was an acquaintance of the girls' families, which is how he was able to get close to them.

Following a complete investigation of the incident, the Lake County District Attorney's Office filed felony sexual assault charges against Powell and an arrest warrant was issued in the amount of $20,000, said Rasmussen.

The charges filed against Powell included one count of unlawful or lewd acts with a minor child under the age of 14, two counts of rape by intoxication or a controlled substance, and one count of penetration when the victim is under 16 years of age and the perpetrator is over the age of 21.

Based on the facts of the case, Rasmussen said Lakeport Police considers it particularly egregious.

“This is a case where he specifically took advantage and preyed on the two girls,” Rasmussen said.

Before investigators could arrest Powell, he is believed to have fled Lake County to Oregon, where he's been hiding out to avoid prosecution ever since, according to Rasmussen.

Rasmussen said Lakeport Police investigators have worked with law enforcement agencies in Oregon in an effort to locate Powell.

The Oregon State Police arrested Powell without incident on Thursday after receiving information on his whereabouts.

Because of his previous effort to escape prosecution, Lakeport Police investigators believed the original bail of $20,000 was not sufficient to secure his appearance, said Rasmussen.

As a result, on Friday Rasmussen said Det. Norm Taylor presented a Lake County Superior Court Judge with an application for increased bail and Powell’s bail was ordered increased to $250,000.

Powell is being held in the Lane County Oregon Correctional Facility pending extradition

to Lake County. Rasmussen said Lakeport Police is waiting to hear about when he will be brought back to Lake County, and hope to have more information on Monday.

Rasmussen said that, before Powell is brought back, he must make a court appearance in Oregon and be informed of his rights relating to extradition to California.

“If he makes an effort to fight extradition it could hold it up for a while,” Rasmussen said.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

John David Norman - Repeat Sex Offender

Norman has convictions for child molestation in Illinois in 1976 and Colorado in 1988. Additionally, he has been convicted twice in California for distribution of child pornography in 1995 and 1998. His victims were all young males, ages 11-17.

A judge approved a placement site Thursday in the backcountry community of Boulevard for an 81-year-old man classified as a sexually violent predator.

John David Norman, who has been approved for release from a state mental hospital, will be allowed to live under supervision in a home at 1643 Jewel Valley Road.

At the end of a public hearing, Superior Court Judge David M. Gill ruled that the site was appropriate. He directed authorities to release Norman, who is currently being held at a county jail in Otay Mesa, on or before Nov. 15.

Gill noted that Norman would be watched closely by Liberty Healthcare, the corporation contracted by the state to monitor sex offenders, and that he suffers from chronic physical and physiological problems.

The judge said he read numerous letters and e-mails from members of the rural East County community who opposed the site, proposed last month by the state Department of Mental Health. He heard comments Thursday from a few of about 30 people present at the hearing.

Most of them expressed concerns not only about their families' safety, but also Norman's safety. They talked about the remoteness of the community and lack of infrastructure, which lengthens response times for law enforcement and emergency services.

Ken Daubach, a volunteer firefighter from Boulevard, said it can take 10 minutes or longer to respond to a call.

Others noted the extreme weather. They said that if power is shut off because of high winds, it would probably disable air conditioners, cell phones and the satellite tracking device Norman will be required to wear.

And, of course, there are rattlesnakes.

“We don't go looking for them, that's for sure, but they do come right up to the house,” said resident Pat Stuart.

Lorelei Howard, who lives next to the property where Norman will live, showed photos of her grandchildren who visit and play in the area. Outside the courtroom, she said she was afraid Boulevard will become “a dumping ground for anything San Diego doesn't want to deal with.”

State law allows people deemed to be sexually violent predators, or SVPs, to be committed to a state hospital after they have served time in prison. If they complete a lengthy treatment program at the hospital, they may be released under heavy supervision.

An SVP is someone who has been convicted of a violent sex crime – such as rape, sexual assault or child molestation – and diagnosed as having a mental disorder such as schizophrenia or pedophilia.

Norman has a history of sexually assaulting and exploiting children dating back to 1960 in Los Angeles.

Jayne Shale, executive director of Liberty Healthcare, said the agency looked at 1,000 sites before choosing the house in Boulevard. She noted that the passage of Jessica's Law has made it more difficult to find areas where sex offenders who are released from custody can live.

“We have to go to areas that are rural,” Shale said.

The location is 59 miles from downtown San Diego and 38 miles from El Centro, according to the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Task Force, a multiagency group that monitors sex offenders.

The residence sits on eight acres, about two miles from an elementary school and three miles from a child care center. There are no parks, recreation centers or youth-oriented businesses within a two-mile radius.

“I am very outraged,” said Amy Massa, a Boulevard resident, after the hearing. “It's not just about the safety of the children, it's the safety of everyone.”

"Sexually violent predators are manipulative," Massa told reporters, expressing concern for children who might have no fear approaching the older man.

Norman has convictions for child molestation in Illinois in 1976 and Colorado in 1988. Additionally, he has been convicted twice in California for distribution of child pornography in 1995 and 1998. His victims were all young males, ages 11-17.

There are seven former sexually violent predators in San Diego County and one current SVP on outpatient supervision.Earlier this year, sexually violent predator Gary Snavely and another SVP were placed in a home in Jacumba. Snavely had his outpatient status revoked and was sent back to a state mental hospital for more treatment.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Nicholas Guzman - Scumbag Pedophile sends wife off to shop while molests child in his truck

A 38-year-old Richmond man who parked his truck in a San Pablo strip mall lot while his wife went shopping has been charged with molesting a 10-year-old girl inside the vehicle.

The incident was interrupted by a parking enforcement officer, police said.

Nicholas Guzman, aka Jose Jesus Quintero, was arraigned Thursday morning in a Richmond courtroom, where Judge Peter Berger set his bail at $100,000, according to a court clerk. He is scheduled to return to court Nov. 6 for plea entry.

Guzman was naked in the bed of a covered truck with the child when San Pablo police aide Johanna Gray discovered him about 7 p.m. Oct. 24, said Sgt. David Krastof. The girl's clothes had been partially removed, the sergeant said.

Gray had been conducting parking enforcement at the San Pablo Avenue strip mall containing FoodMaxx and Big Lots when she spotted the truck parked next to a store, away from where the general public parks.

"She (Gray) got their just in time," Krastof said.

A medical evaluation determined the girl had not been raped, he said.

Gray took custody of the child and ordered Guzman to wait while she summoned police officers. Guzman hurried off despite the order, but was quickly located with the help of his wife, who had been shopping at the strip mall during the molestation, Krastof said.

The girl was an acquaintance of Guzman's and had gone to the shopping center with the couple. She was taken to the Contra Costa Regional Center after the incident and was reunited with her family.

"She was, obviously, very shaken up," Krastof said.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

John F. DeGray - Repeat Sex Offender

A registered sex offender who police said had sex with a minor over a period of four years has again been charged with sexual assault.

John F. DeGray, 56, of Fairway Drive, East Windsor, was arrested on a warrant charging him with five counts of first-degree sexual assault, four counts of second-degree sexual assault, and three counts of fourth-degree sex assault. He also was charged with 12 counts of impairing the morals of a minor, police said.

The girl was under 14 at the time of the assault, police said.

DeGray, who is a registered sex offender since July 8, 2002, was picked up by state police in Bridgeport. His registration was triggered by his Aug. 7, 1992 conviction on a charge of fourth-degree sexual assault, police said.

DeGray's bail was set at $200,000. He is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Enfield Thursday

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Michael Sampson Jr - Repeat Sex Offender

An Evansdale man who is a registered sex offender has been arrested on federal child pornography and weapons charges.

Michael Sampson Jr. was charged by federal grand jury in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.

The 37 year old faces two counts of transportation of child pornography, and one count each of possession of child porn and felon in possession of a firearm.

Sampson was already on sex offender registries in Iowa and Illinois in connection with a 2003 incident which led to charges for indecent solicitation of a child. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation, 60 days in jail and ordered to take a sex offender evaluation.

The new charges stem from incidents in early 2008.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Sean Humby - 9 years for molesting boys in Day Care

Before 20-year-old Sean M. Humby was ordered to prison for nine years, the boy's father said Humby's actions transformed an innocent child into one "who now views the world through cynical eyes."

"I will never forgive you for what you did," the father told Humby, "not only to my son, but to all the other boys you victimized."
Man guilty of abusing three boys sentenced to nine years

Sean HumbyIt was an emotional day for the parents of children who were sexually abused at a daycare center. Sean Humby, 20, pleaded guilty and admitted to sexually abusing three boys at Love and Laughter Daycare in Riga.

In court today, Assistant District Attorney Matt Rich asked for the maximum sentence of nine years for Humby and that is the sentence he received. Humby will also have to register as a sex offender when he's released.

One of the victim’s parents spoke directly to Humby in court saying, “No words can describe the amount of hatred I feel towards you, I will never forgive you for what you have done".

The assistant district attorney says this has been a very painful process for the victims. Rich said, “They're all very very hurt about what happened, but considering the circumstances and considering that the boys did not have to come in and testify, this was the best outcome that we could provide to the families. I believe they're satisfied with what we were able to do.”

Rich says the three boys are all under twelve years old and they are going through counseling.

The defense attorney says Humby was also sexually abused as a young boy and they hope his guilty plea will help stop the cycle of abuse.

Eric Darrell Schwenk - Repeat Sex Offender -

The alleged victim in the case -- who is now 16 -- worked with investigators. During a phone conversation, Schwenk was recorded reportedly admitting to the molestation.

A 43-year-old registered sex offender who has been charged with allegedly molesting his former girlfriend's 10-year-old son in 2002 pleaded not guilty at his Tuesday arraignment.

Eric Darrell Schwenk waived his right to a speedy trial in order to have his pretrial date set in early December. Attorney Marek Reavis was appointed as Schwenk's attorney.

”There's some investigation we have yet to do,” Reavis told Judge Dale Reinholtsen in his request for an additional four weeks.

Schwenk has been charged by the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office with two counts of lewd and lascivious acts against a minor.

During a pretrial hearing, the prosecution alleged that on two occasions, Schwenk watched pornographic videos with the boy, and instructed him to rub lotion on his chest. Schwenk also allegedly touched the boy on at least one occasion.

Cheryl Franco, an investigator with the District Attorney's Office, testified the boy's mother reported the event after she was told by her son. Franco testified that the woman confronted Schwenk about the accusations, and that he confessed to them.

The alleged victim in the case -- who is now 16 -- worked with investigators. During a phone conversation, Schwenk was recorded reportedly admitting to the molestation.

Court records show Schwenk registered as a sex offender in Humboldt County when he moved to the area. He was convicted of a similar crime in 1995 in Stanislaus County.

Schwenk remains incarcerated in the Humboldt County jail. His bail has been set at $200,000.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Craig Steven Bowen - Teacher Molester - Pleads for Mercy

Craig Steven Bowen was found guilty of four counts of child molestation in Coweta Superior Court on Tuesday.

After listening to Bowen's pleas for leniency, Judge Jack Kirby sentenced him to 20 years with 15 to serve in prison -- the balance of which he's to serve on probation -- for admittedly having an ongoing sexual relationship with a female relative who was under 16.

Bowen was sentenced to 20 years with 15 to serve in prison for each count of child molestation -- all of which will run concurrently.

"I never intended to do anything wrong," Bowen said just prior to sentencing. "I take full responsibility for what I did. I'm an adult and she's a child."

Bowen said the inappropriate relationship ended in June 2002. He told the judge that he would have accepted the plea offer from the state for 20 years with 12 to serve had he known the specific dates of alleged wrongdoing outlined in the indictment "didn't mean anything."

Bowen's defense attorney Macklyn Smith had based his defense around those dates in an attempt to show there was no opportunity for wrongdoing on those dates.

Bowen pleaded for mercy from the court saying he was no threat to society.

Kirby said the plea was offered and that Bowen would get a harsher penalty because he put the victim through a trial.

According to Senior Assistant District Attorney Ray Mayer, Bowen sexually fondled the juvenile relative in Coweta County on several occasions beginning when the victim was around 5 or 6 years old and ending when she was 9 or 10.

The crux of the prosecution was Bowen's taped interview with the Coweta County Sheriff's Office on April 12. In the video, Bowen made admissions about inappropriately touching the victim, according to Mayer.

The jury deliberated the case from approximately 2:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. before finding Bowen guilty on all counts.

Bowen, of Senoia, is a former Fayette County teacher. He resigned as a teacher at Rising Starr Middle School in Fayetteville following his arrest in April. In 2003, he ran for a Georgia House District post in the Republican Primary. He was a foster parent until his arrest.

Dr Gregory Colin Wilson - Court orders Pedophile's name to be released

THE identity of a prominent GP who sexually assaulted two of his teenage female patients can finally be revealed.

The victims of Doctor Gregory Colin Wilson today celebrated the convicted pedophile being "named and shamed" after AdelaideNow successfully overturned a publication ban on his identity.

One woman, who cannot be named, claimed it as "a victory" after almost two decades of suffering and six years of court proceedings.

"I feel like this is a real win, because there were times where I started to question myself and ask why I was doing this," she said.

"But both of us (victims) were doing it for the children we once were, who couldn't stand up for themselves.

"We've come a long way."

Wilson's other victim, Tori Barnes, said she was thrilled to hear the news.

"For six years, Wilson has fought to keep his name under wraps and he's had the money to do it," she said.

"I'm just happy he's going to be out there in the media, and I just can't wait for sentencing."

Wilson, 59, of North Haven, was found guilty by a jury of two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse.

He sexually assaulted the woman, who cannot be named, on two occasions when she was a teenager.

He was, at the time, both her GP and a friend of her family.

Earlier this year, Wilson was found guilty of sexually assaulting Ms Barnes during a family holiday in 1989.

He received a suspended sentence for that offence.

Today, both Ms Barnes and the other woman said they hoped the District Court would jail Wilson this time.

"I want to see him named and shamed, I want to see him jailed, I want his medical licence revoked indefinitely," the woman said.

"Most importantly, I don't want him to be able to ever hurt anyone, the way he hurt us, ever again."

Ms Barnes agreed.

"I was very disappointed he didn't go to jail for (assaulting) me, I hope that this time he actually does," she said.

"He deserves no less a penalty for what he has done to our lives."

"Recovery is difficult but the alternative is keeping your secret and thats much worse"

13 years ago, Dan Leonard revealed his secret for the first time, a secret that for many years ruined his life. He was abused by a serial pedophile, his football coach, from the age of 11 to 13. Leonard told his story at the Domestic and Sexual Volence Coalition's 19th Annual Report to the Community. For the first time in 19 years, a line up of all male survivors spoke out. "There were many bystanders to the abuse that happened to me, many of them had suspicions but nobody ever spoke up, nobody ever stepped in to help that little boy," said Leonard.

Leonard hopes a full recovery will come one day for him...but he still has to work at it. He admits his teen years were dangerous involving alcoholism and other reckless behavior. "Recovery is difficult but the alternative is keeping your secret and thats much worse," said Leonard.

"Sometimes the numbers flash before your eyes and they don't really have meaning, when you listen to the stories of inidividuals who have survived trauma and the attack on their spirit and soul that both domestic and sexual violence are, you remember what the numbers really mean," said Randi Bregman, Executive Director of Vera House. At least one in ten males will become the victim of sexual assault at some point in their lives, and the Vera House offers counseling and support groups for victims of any type of abuse. You can contact them at 315-468-3260, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for support.

Stephen M. Krum - Ohio man Stung in a Sting

An Ohio man has been arrested and charged in an undercover internet sting by the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Attorney General Henry McMaster announced Wednesday that Stephen M. Krum, 38, of Ironton, OH, was arrested on Tuesday in the sting. The MPD is a member of the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

Krum was arrested on one count of criminal solicitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable to 10 years imprisonment.

An arrest warrant alleges that Krum solicited sex from a boy he knew to be 16 years old over the internet. On Oct. 10, the victim reported to police that Krum had solicited sex from him using a MySpace message center. Krum and the victim met the day before while guests at a resort in Myrtle Beach. Krum turned himself in to police on October 28.

A search warrant was executed on Krum's hotel room, and resulted in the seizure of a laptop computer, a digital camera, and a number of computer-related items.

Krum was assigned a $5,000 bond.

This is the 141st arrest for the task force. The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office.

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Alfredo Soto Enriquez - First Texan to be sentenced under Jessica's Law

A Hutto man who was convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child this month will spend the next 60 years in prison.

Alfredo Soto Enriquez, 36, was accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl over several months last year. He was the first person in Texas to be charged under Jessica’s Law, which carries a minimum penalty of 25 years in prison with no chance of parole and a maximum of life in prison if convicted.

Enriquez also was found guilty of eight counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child. A Williamson County jury recommended a sentence of 490 years for Enriquez on Oct. 11.

Today, District Judge Ken Anderson stacked the first charge of continuous sexual abuse and an indecency charge, which means Enriquez will not be eligible for parole until he is 96.

Joseph Gagnard - Repeat Sex Offender

Livingston Parish deputies arrested 33-year-old Joseph Gagnard of Walker after receiving a report that he sexually abused a child.

Deputies say Gagnard is a convicted sex offender who didn't register with authorities.

He's being held at the Livingston Parish Detention Center on more than a half-million dollar bond.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wayne Nelson Corliss - Molests boys in Thailand and plays Santa Claus in New Jersey

"This individual engaged in among the most
depraved conduct imaginable with helpless children"

A New Jersey actor who also played Santa Claus at children's parties and fairs admitted today that he traveled to Thailand to have sex with young boys and videotaped at least one tryst that was later circulated on the Internet.

Wayne Nelson Corliss, 59, confessed to his crimes in graphic detail during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Joseph Greenaway in Newark.

Corliss said he was invited to Thailand by another pedophile he met in 2000 through an Internet chatroom called "Boy Love and Chat?" He said the other man told him he could have sex with a boy for $200 the first time and $20 thereafter.

Corliss, a Union City resident, said he traveled to Thailand three times between 2000 and 2002 and had sex with a 6-year old and a 9-year old. He also admitted storing and possessing more than 600 images of child pornography on his home computer and that he used the internet to share child pornography.

"This individual engaged in among the most depraved conduct imaginable with helpless children," U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie said.

Corliss was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at his apartment in May after an international manhunt. During an investigation of another alleged pedophile, authorities discovered images of Corliss on that suspect's computer. The images were allegedly taken during Corliss' last trip to Thailand and showed him engaged in sex with a child, authorities said.

Interpol, the international police agency, released sanitized versions of the images, asking for the public's help in identifying the man in them. Within two days, hundreds of leads poured in from around the world, including three emails from the United States identifying the man as Casey Wayne, Corliss' stage name.

"Others involved in illicit sex tourism should take notice: Just like Mr. Corliss, law enforcement around the globe has the ability to locate you, prosecute you and send you to federal prison for a very long time," Christie said.

Although the charges were shocking, authorities said Corliss is just one of thousands of men who travel to Southeast Asia each year to have sex with children.

Corliss, appearing in court wearing a green prison uniform, pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography, three counts of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

He faces between 21 years and 27 years in prison under a plea agreement brokered with federal prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee Vartan said. He faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years behind bars.

Corliss, a white-haired, bespectacled man with a trimmed beard, appeared nervous during today's hearing.

"Oh boy, yes. Yes, your honor," Corliss, who has been held without bail since his arrest, said after the judge asked him if he understood the implications of his plea agreement.

Corliss also implicated three other men: John Wrenshall, a Canadian citizen and resident of Thailand who allegedly arranged for the trysts, and Mitchell Jackson and Burgess Lee Burgess, both of Alabama, who allegedly traveled with Corliss and also assaulted young boys.

Burgess and Jackson have been indicted and are awaiting trial. Wrenshall remains under investigation, authorities said.

Corliss has appeared in small theater productions in Manhattan and at least three movies, among them the 1982 film "Waitress." His most steady work was playing Santa Claus and other characters at children's parties, family-friendly corporate gatherings and fairs in New Jersey. Authorities said they have no evidence he victimized anyone in New Jersey.

Teri Paris and Judy Squire, two friends, attended today's court hearing to support Corliss. They said they had worked with him in the entertainment business and that he was a decent person who suffered from a sickness.

"We have worked on these Santa Claus gigs with him for years," Squire said. "Children adore him. Parents find him enormously entertaining. He kept this part of his life completely locked away."

Rod Estes - Repeat Sex Offender - Rapist Murderer

Rod Estes waited 23 years for his wife's killer to be brought to justice, and this was the week.

He and the rest of Julie Estes' family traveled to Jacksonville from their Missouri homes for a trial that, if all went well, would end with a first-degree murder conviction.

But after nearly a quarter century, justice came more swiftly Monday than anyone expected when convicted sex offender James Kenneth Elmen Jr., 42, pleaded no contest.

"Now maybe we can go tell her. She can finally rest," Rod Estes said after court.

Elmen abducted Julie Estes, then 21, from the Southside convenience store where she worked in 1985. He raped and murdered her. Her body was found the next day, but the killing went unsolved until 2003 when it became the first murder arrest by the new cold case squad at the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Elmen had faced the death penalty if convicted but received a mandatory life prison sentence as part of his plea agreement. The deal allows him to appeal several issues related to the collection and testing of DNA evidence that was used to crack the case.

Julie Estes' father, John Stoverink, said the family agreed to the plea-agreement deal because it avoids the uncertainty of a trial.

Stoverink said he had given up on his daughter's murder being solved. He said since her family lived out-of-state, he assumed authorities had simply forgotten about the case.

What they didn't know then was that Elmen had been locked up virtually the whole time for the 1986 rape and kidnapping of another woman who was scheduled to testify against him this week.

In that case, Elmen was holding her at knifepoint as she drove down Southside Boulevard when she spotted off-duty motorcycle officer Bill Dearborn and slammed on the brakes in front of him. She was screaming and honking her horn, recalled Dearborn, now retired.

"He had a knife to her throat at the time, and I had my .38 to his head," Dearborn said. "If I hadn't been there, he would have killed her."

Rod Estes said Elmen might still be out there, preying on other victims, if not for that rape victim's courage.

Police suspected Elmen in the Estes murder because of the similarities between the crimes but, in the pre-DNA era, had no physical evidence linking him to the slaying, said Undersheriff Frank Mackesy. Tests conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in 1996 didn't detect Elmen's DNA.

Mackesy, who was one of the first officers on the scene when Estes' body was found, said he never forgot the case. When he became chief of detectives in 2000, he said he asked that more tests be run with newer, more sophisticated technology. Samples were sent to a military lab, which linked Elmen to the murder.

"This is why it's so important that when we collect evidence, we do it right. We're under the magnifying glass, even 23 years later," Mackesy said.

Although he had completed his rape sentence, Elmen was in the state's civil commitment center for sex offenders in Arcadia when police charged him in 2003 with Estes' murder. Even then, the case took five more years to get a trial date because of the complicated DNA evidence.

Elmen's court-appointed lawyers challenged the competence of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement tester and the role of a military lab in determining the results. Attorney Frank Tassone said under federal law military investigators aren't supposed to get involved in civilian cases unless the crime occurs on a base or the victim or perpetrator is in the military.

Circuit Judge Mallory Cooper denied the defense arguments before trial and granted a prosecution request to limit testimony about the Department of Law Enforcement examiner's competence. Cooper's rulings went a long way toward coaxing Elmen's plea, Tassone said.

"He felt that ... it kind of cut most of our case out from under us," Tassone said.

Police also suspected Elmen in two other homicides, including the 1985 slaying of his 10-year-old half sister, but no evidence exists linking him to those crimes, said Assistant State Attorney Julie Schlax. She said one of the victims was missing 45 days and was a skeleton when police found her, eliminating any hope for DNA evidence.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Charles Paul Convicted Rapist has trouble staying away from children

A convicted rapist is back in jail following his second alleged violation of state sex offender laws.

Charles Paul, 42, of the Brewster Street rooming house was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail by Judge Sawako Gardner on Monday when he appeared before Portsmouth District Court via video arraignment.

He was arrested on Oct. 25 and charged with a felony count of failing to provide police with written notification of a change in his employment.

Paul was convicted of two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault in Rockingham County Superior Court in February 1987 for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old North Hampton girl. Police say the victim was "severely beaten" and "left for dead."

Having been released from prison in April after nearly 22 years, Paul was arrested on Aug. 22 and charged with two felony counts of "prohibition from child care services of person convicted of certain offenses," with those charges alleging he was in a caretaking role with two minor children at a Portsmouth residence on Aug. 15.

Paul is alleged to have been in contact with a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old while visiting friends, which would violate state sex offender laws.

Those charges were still pending when police arrested Paul on a warrant alleging he failed to inform police that he stopped working for Labor Ready on Sept. 14. A police affidavit indicates he has been working at Liberty Mutual in Portsmouth through The Compass Group — a national food service contractor.

Sex offenders are required to notify police of changes in employment within five business days of the change.

Paul identified Labor Ready as his employer on his sexual offender registration form documented on July 7. However, a police affidavit indicates Portsmouth Detective Kristyn Bernier learned on Oct. 8 that Paul hadn't been working at Labor Ready for three weeks.

Portsmouth Police Prosecutor Stephen Kasmar told the court Paul has had repeated problems following the sex offenders laws.

"It's not that difficult to comply with registration requirements," said Kasmar.

Paul appeared in Portsmouth District Court on Monday via video from Rockingham County Jail and pleaded with the judge to allow him to be released so he might maintain his job and provide assistance to his mother.

He said he has been working to pay his fines and is a longtime resident of Portsmouth. He said he didn't have the money to post a high cash bail.

Gardner ordered him held on $5,000 cash bail as requested by the prosecution.

Paul will appear in Portsmouth District Court on Nov. 4 for probable cause hearings that will deal with his August arrest and his most recent charge.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Jeffrey Thomas Partlow - Repeat Sex Offender -

A 38-year-old registered sex offender is facing charges of loitering near a school and resisting police.

Norton Shores police arrested Jeffrey Thomas Partlow, of 68 E. Lincoln, Muskegon Heights, at his parents' home on Wednesday.

The parents' residence, 1637 Lawnel, is near Mona Shores Middle School, 1700 Woodside. The Lawnel address is not Partlow's registered residence, according to police.

Norton Shores Detective Tony Nanna said a school bus stop also is three houses down from the parents' home.

Partlow previously had been warned about being in the area of the middle school and Campbell Elementary School, 1355 Greenwich, in Roosevelt Park, police said.

Norton Shores police contacts with Partlow, who has a 2000 conviction in West Virginia for indecent acts with a child, began last December. Nanna said Partlow was told he could visit his parents, but couldn't walk around the neighborhood.

However, Partlow started "hanging around" his parents' home, including taking their dog for walks around the area. Nanna said he also stayed at his parents' home when they were out of town.

This year, when school started, neighbors began having "issues with him showing up right before the school bus arrived and when the kids got off the bus," Nanna said. "Multiple kids in the neighborhood would see him watching in the window as they got off and on the bus."

Police this week obtained a misdemeanor warrant charging Partlow with violating the student safety zone (coming within 1,000 feet of a school), which is a one-year misdemeanor.

When police went to arrest him at his parents' house, he allegedly pushed officers and resisted being put into a police cruiser. That earned him a charge of resisting and obstructing police, a two-year felony.

He was arraigned Thursday before 60th District Judge Maria Ladas Hoopes, who set bail totaling $30,000 cash or surety. If bond is posted, he is to have no contact, direct or indirect, with any minor child.

Preliminary examination on the felony charge was set for 9 a.m. Nov. 6, and pretrial for the misdemeanor offense for Dec. 18.

"Multiple kids in the neighborhood would see him watching in the window as they got off and on the bus." -- Norton Shores Detective Tony Nanna.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Graeme Pierson - Repeat Sex Offender loses appeal

A federal appeals court recently upheld a pornography conviction against an Oskaloosa resident who tried to coerce what he thought was a teenage girl into posing nude.

Authorities maintain Graeme Pierson, 45, pretended to be a modeling agent, leukemia victim and film star Johnny Depp in Internet chat rooms as part of an elaborate ruse to woo the girl in February and March 2007.

The person, it turned out, wasn’t 14, nor female. The "girl" was really an undercover deputy with the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Department who was conducting investigations under the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Pierson was arrested when he mailed the deputy $27 to buy a Web camera and offered to pay the "girl" to talk her 12- and 13-year-old friends into also posing nude.

At trial, Pierson told jurors he knew the person he was communicating with wasn’t a teenage girl. He said the chat rooms were part of a virtual playground where people indulge their fantasies, according to court records.

Convicted of attempted production of child porn and attempting to induce a child to engage in sexual activities, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Pierson, however, challenged the case. He said evidence wasn’t enough to convict and claimed the court unfairly allowed prosecutors to question him in front of jurors about a prior sex crime conviction.

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a reasonable jury could have found Pierson believed the Internet profile belonged to a young girl through transcripts of the conversations. Those included a message from him stating, "If I see you nude on the cam, I will know yur (sic) real."

The court also ruled Pierson opened the door to information about his prior conviction when he told jurors he "wouldn’t ever act" on his attraction to young girls.

Pierson was convicted of fondling a 12-year-old girl in 1987.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Kevin Gerome Leggiton - Repeat Sex Offender gets 235 months

A Texarkana man has been sentenced to 235 months in prison for production of child pornography.

Kevin Gerome Leggiton, 29, was also sentenced to a term of supervised release for the rest of his life upon release from prison, and ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution to the victim and her family.

This sentence comes as a result of Leggiton's guilty plea to one count of Production of Child Pornography with Materials that had been Transported in Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

Leggiton's sentence runs consecutive to a six-year sentence imposed in state court for the sexual assault of the victim whose photographs were taken during the sexual assault.

According to a plea agreement filed with the court, on October 4, 2007, a 15-year-old female reported to the Texarkana Police Department that she had been raped on May 26, 2007 by Leggiton, known to her as "K-Love". The teenager identified in the indictment as "Jane Doe", told the police detective that "K-Love" took six photographs of her with a disposable camera both before and after the sexual assault. Police subsequently identified "K-Love" as Leggiton.

According to court documents, photo albums belonging to Leggiton and containing photographs of the victim were taken into evidence. Evidence lead the investigators to a Texarkana, Texas Walgreens photo finishing department, where an employee identified Leggiton as the man who brought disposable cameras into the store for film development. The photographs depict the 15-year-old girl engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The camera containing these images was transported by Leggiton from Arkansas to Texas.

This case was investigated by the Texarkana Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Richard Brooks Nelson - Repeat Sex Offender gets only 40 years

A federal judge in Mobile rejected prosecution calls for a life sentence today for a convicted sex offender, but the prison term will be so long that the defendant may well die in prison anyway.

Citing a prior sexual offense against a teenager, Chief U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade sentenced Richard Brooks Nelson to three months shy of 34 years for enticement plus an additional 10 years for committing a sex offense while a registered sex offender -- for a total of 43 years and 9 months.

"If he does ever get out, he'll be well into his 80s by then," Granade said.

Defense attorney Greg Hughes said that by then, his client -- who turns 41 in a little more than a week -- will not be a threat to anyone. "That is ample time enough," he said.

A jury in July took about 45 minutes to convict Nelson of sending text messages to an 11-year-old girl in an effort to lure her for a sexual liaison. The girl -- an acquaintance of another little girl that Nelson had met at his trailer park in Theodore -- showed the messages to her mother.

After that, an undercover U.S. Secret Service agent pretended to be the girl and continued trading text messages with Nelson in August 2007. As the messages grew more graphic, Nelson became more insistent that they talk over the telephone.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Lee Gordon Lamb - Repeat Sex Offender Downloaded Child Porn at the LIBRARY

A convicted sex offender was charged today in Clackamas County Circuit Court with repeatedly downloading child pornography from a computer at the Ledding Library in Milwaukie during the past several months.

A Clackamas County grand jury indicted Lee Gordon Lamb, 24, of Milwaukie, on six counts of first-degree encouragement of child sexual abuse, a felony. He also was charged with possession of methamphetamine and failing to register as a sex offender.

Lamb had been required to register as a sex offender after he was convicted in early 2003 to raping a girl under the age of 14, according to court records.

A trial on the new charges is scheduled for Dec. 11.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Convicted Sex Offender Arrested After Refusing To Move

A convicted sex offender who refused to move from his home has been arrested. Forty seven year old Donald Lavermon Beason, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after being told to move away from near the Lawrence County Child Care Center on Brink Street.

Beason lived at 600 North Military Avenue. It’s against the law for a convicted sex offender to live within 1,000 feet of a school, daycare center or park. A court date has been set for November 7th. If you would like to know the location of convicted sex offenders in Lawrence County you can log on to and follow the directions.

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Defiance Backfires

Richard E. Aikey Jr - Repeat Sex Offender Whining Pedophile gets maximum

Before he was sentenced to 15 years in state prison Wednesday, two-time convicted sex offender Richard E. Aikey Jr. had plenty to say.

With tears streaming down his face and a in cracking voice, Aikey, 33, of Hopewell, lamented the loss of his freedom. He fell short of admitting his guilt and said nothing about the girl he was convicted of molesting after he was released from prison for sexually abusing three boys.

“When I was released in 2001, I did everything I could to live as a productive member of society,” said Aikey, standing before Ontario County Judge Frederick Reed clad in brown prison garb and shackles. “I did counseling, I never had a problem with my parole officer, I met a wonderful woman who always stood by me regardless of my past.”

Reed saved his remorse, however, for Aikey’s latest victim, a 12-year-old, and imposed the maximum sentence: 15 years in prison and then 20 years of post-release supervision.

After a three-day trial last month in county court, a jury found Aikey guilty of endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. The latter charge accused him of sexually abusing the girl more than twice over a three-month period.

Before handing down the sentence, Reed told Aikey that his crimes “had a huge impact on the victims and the community.”

“You are the sort of person who puts fear into the hearts of the 100,000 people of Ontario County, because you are a child predator,” he said sternly.

Aikey, already a Level 3 sex offender, was convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing the girl between January 2005 and February 2008. The girl and her 9-year-old sister took the stand as prosecution witnesses against Aikey, the younger girl saying she saw the abuse.

Aikey was sentenced as a “second child-sexual-assault felony offender” because of his prior conviction for first-degree sexual abuse. In that case, he was found guilty of molesting three boys, ages 7, 10 and 11, whom he was baby-sitting.

Assistant District Attorney James Ritts argued for the maximum sentence, saying that Aikey needed to be locked up to keep other children safe.

“We can put his face on a poster, we can put it on a billboard, but it won’t stop him from sexually abusing children,” Ritts said.

Defense attorney James Miller said that, aside from the arrests in 1995 and 2008, Aikey stayed out of trouble and even managed to hold down a well-paying job.

“This is someone who can be rehabilitated. He should be out earning his own keep,” Miller said.
He also told the judge Aikey himself was sexually abused as a child, an assertion that did not come up at trial. Miller said that he will appeal the conviction.

None of the victim’s family members attended the sentencing, but Aikey’s mother, Ruth, and two of his neighbors did. They declined comment.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Anthony Giallella - Repeat Sex Offender - Whining Begging Baby Raper

Previous Conviction:
  • Conviction date: 2/5/2001
  • Sodomy-3rd Degree
  • Offender's age at conviction: 63
  • Victim Age: 16

A 70-year-old Brattleboro man denied charges of having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl.

Anthony Giallella pleaded innocent in Brattleboro District Court to two felony counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under the age of 16.

Giallella faces up to 15 years in prison for each charge.

According to court records, Giallella is accused of touching the girl multiple times between June and September, as well as taking explicit photographs of her.

Giallella is a convicted sex offender listed on the sex offender registry, court records state.

After pleading innocent, Giallella was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield on $5,000 bail, according to court records.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Patrick Manluccia - Career pedophile baby raper - original offense too old to put him on a registry - He had never stopped molesting children

"How come he wasn't put into the sex registry?" the great aunt asked. "Why was he allowed to live in a building with children living there. I understand he has rights, but he's been around children for years. There could be other victims."

In fact, Manluccia's record of offenses against children dates back long before 1979. Two years earlier, he had been convicted of two counts of risk of injury to a minor, and in 1964, he was convicted of three risk of injury counts, according to Danbury police.

The two men had him get undressed, showed him pictures of naked women, then took photographs while he was sexually aroused, the 13-year-old boy told the Youth Bureau detective back in 1979.

They said they were going to sell the photos to someone in California, and said they would give the boy part of the money.

One day, however, the boy told police, the pair lured him to one of their apartments with the promise of a bicycle and stereo. This time, instead of taking pictures, one of them grabbed him from behind and pinned his arms. The second man began fondling him. The boy kicked one of his attackers in the groin and fled.

Had that incident occurred 10 years later, Patrick Manluccia's name would likely have appeared on the state's Sex Offender Registry, and the mother of another young boy who allegedly was molested by Manluccia in the past year would have been aware that her neighbor was a convicted pedophile.

But when state legislators established the registry in 1998, they directed police to list only those offenders who had served time in prison for sex-related crimes after October 1988, according to Connecticut State Police Lt. Sam Izzarelli, commander of the sex offender registry unit.

By then, Manluccia had long since completed his sentence for the 1979 case, so his name wasn't included.

On Sept. 25, Manluccia, now 69 and living on North Street, was again arrested by Youth Bureau detectives after the boy's mother accused him of sexually assaulting her son.

"My niece is very upset," the latest victim's great-aunt told The News-Times. "She feels like she's the only one that didn't know of his past. She feels like it's her fault, even though it's not."

The News-Times doesn't identify the victims of sexual assault. To protect the boy's identity, the newspaper is also not naming two relatives, his grandmother and great aunt, who were interviewed for this story.

Manluccia was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, a single count of fourth-degree sexual assault, and several counts of risk of injury. He remains in custody in Bridgeport Correctional Center under $1 million bond.

The day before the arrest, the boy was playing in a wooded area with other children, and Manluccia took him inside his apartment "to check for bugs," the great aunt said.

He had the child disrobe, and that's when the assault occurred. That evening, the boy told his mother, and she contacted police, the great aunt said.

Although the boy's relatives said he was only assaulted by Manluccia once, files at Danbury Superior Court indicate that at least some of the offenses, including one of the sexual assaults, took place up to a year ago.

"How come he wasn't put into the sex registry?" the great aunt asked. "Why was he allowed to live in a building with children living there. I understand he has rights, but he's been around children for years. There could be other victims."

In fact, Manluccia's record of offenses against children dates back long before 1979. Two years earlier, he had been convicted of two counts of risk of injury to a minor, and in 1964, he was convicted of three risk of injury counts, according to Danbury police.

Details of those earlier incidents were expunged from the public record years ago. The 1977 arrest occurred in Watertown, and police there said the department only keeps case records for 20 years.

It's a situation common to many departments, according to West Hartford Police Chief James Strillacci, head of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association.

"Record space is finite. You can't go back to the beginning of time," he said.

But the newspaper was able to interview a former Danbury man who said he was involved in the 1964 case, which revolved around a "weight-lifting club" that recruited seventh- and eighth-grade boys at St. Joseph's School.

"You had to understand the time frame," the former Danbury resident said. "We were so naive. None of us had this in our conscious, it just wasn't talked about."

There was no "weight-lifting club,'" and there weren't even any weights, he said. There was, however, the bath house at the Town Park, where, the former resident said Manluccia would run his fingers over a recruit's inner thigh, "checking for the vein" that would supposedly determine whether they could become a weight lifter.

"He would touch us on the inner thigh and tell us to cough," said the victim, now in his 50s and living out-of-state. "It was the initiation to see whether you could be a weight lifter, and you had to keep going through the initiation. It's hard to believe that we would fall for that, but it was a very confusing and awkward time."

As far as the victim knew, no one was actually fondled by Manluccia. But a refusal to undergo "the initiation" would result in threats that Manluccia's two pals, muscular, hulking men who looked "like gorillas" to the young boys, would beat them up, he said.

Eventually, one of the boys became so traumatized by the threats that he confided in one of the nuns at the school. The nun went to police, and Manluccia was subsequently convicted of three risk of injury counts.

Danbury police also investigated a 2001 complaint filed by the mother of a 9-year-old boy who Manluccia allegedly tried to convince to undress at the Danbury Town Park. During that investigation, Manluccia told police he had "been framed" in the Watertown case, and the 1979 arrest "was a big mistake." He told the detective that the 13-year-old boy lied about the 1979 incident because of his own family problems.

Police eventually determined that no sexual contact had taken place in the 2001 case and Manluccia wasn't charged.

State Rep. Michael Lawlor, D-East Haven, co-chair of the General Assembly's Judiciary Committee, said there was "nothing magic" about the 10-year look-back that was written into the sex offender law.

"It seemed like a workable number for the police that were going to manage (the registry), and that's what most other states were doing at the time," Lawlor said. "The further you go back, the harder it is to track these guys down."

Including those offenders who had completed their sentences before 1988 could have made compiling the list more difficult, because of changes in the laws defining risk of injury and some sexual assault charges before then, he said.

Some people charged with risk of injury never had sexual contact with children.

"You could be charged with risk of injury for giving fireworks to a kid, or driving too fast with a child in your car," Lawlor said.

If he is convicted of the most recent charges. Manluccia would be required to register for life as a sex offender. But that's little consolation to the latest victim's family.

"I would like to see that this didn't happen to any other children," the boy's grandmother said. "It (the registry list) should be extended back even further."

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

John E Hargrove - MySpace Predator - Facing Life Sentence

A 50-year-old Bristol man who was convicted earlier this month on three counts of using his computer to sexually exploit children, is facing a sentence of life in prison.

John E Hargrove, under the screen names "sun warrior48" and "master_4younger_f_slave," used instant messaging from his computer to lure four different minor females into chats in late 2006 and early 2007, according to documents revealed in U.S. District Court.

Evidence revealed in the three-day trial that ended Oct. 3 showed that Hargrove approached the victims after viewing their profile pages on MySpace. Of the four girls, two were actual teenage females and two were undercover law enforcement officers.

Evidence was presented at trial that Hargrove used the Internet to transfer images of child pornography. The photos were of a teen with whom he had an online relationship. The 15-year-old testified at the trial.

"In this case, a very brave girl took the stand to testify against the defendant and proved that victims will stand up for themselves and their rights," said Sharon L. Potter, U.S. attorney for the district, who oversaw the prosecution.

Other evidence at the trial included that Hargrove transmitted images depicting sado-masochistic activity and that he used the Internet to entice a girl he believed to be 14 years old to travel to Connecticut to engage in illegal sexual activity.

Hargrove remains in custody in West Virginia awaiting sentencing.

"This case reinforces the message of Internet safety to our youth," Potter said. "Just as would-be sexual predators may believe an undercover law enforcement officer is a child, these predators also pretend to be a peer and develop a trusting relationship with unsuspecting children."

The case stemmed from the federal Project Safe Childhood with investigation by the Hampshire County sheriff's office, the FBI and the Waterbury and Glastonbury police departments.

David A. Day - Boy Raper - Tries to murder witness for the second time

A sex offender has been found guilty of soliciting someone to kidnap the mother of one of his victims to get the child to recant his testimony.

Forty-nine-year-old David A. Day of Richfield was sentenced in January 2006 to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting the 12-year-old boy.

A Washington County jury took less than an hour Thursday to convict him of trying to hire someone to kidnap the boy's mother and kill her unless the child and his father convinced a judge they had lied.

It's the second time Day has been convicted of trying to get someone to silence the boy. In March, he was sentenced in Dodge County to 24 years in prison for trying to hire another inmate at Waupun Correctional Institution to kidnap and kill the boy and his four siblings.

Josef Fritzl - REPEAT SEX OFFENDER - "Born to Rape"

Josef Fritzl, the Austrian builder who locked his daughter in a cellar and fathered seven children with her, sees himself as a born rapist, a victim of his own tyrannical mother.

According to the first leaked account of interviews with a forensic psychiatrist, which is due to appear in two Austrian newspapers today, Fritzl hatched his plan to incarcerate his daughter, Elisabeth, while he was in prison for rape.

“I have realized that I had a mean streak. For someone who was born to be a rapist, I have managed to contain myself for a relatively long period,” Fritzl is quoted as telling the psychiatrist in a 130-page report leaked to the tabloid newspapers Kronen Zeitung and Österreich.

Fritzl, 73, is awaiting trial for sexually abusing and incarcerating Elisabeth, 42, in a purpose-built dungeon beneath his house in the town of Amstetten. He fathered seven children by her, one of whom died shortly after birth and Fritzl burnt his body in an oven.

Three of the surviving children were allowed to live upstairs with him and wife, Rosemarie, 69, while their three siblings were condemned to a shadowy existence with their mother in the cellar. They never saw daylight until they were freed by police on April 26. It emerged that Fritzl had a previous criminal record for sexual offences.

In 1967 he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for brutally raping a 24-year-old woman at knifepoint in her home.

According to the report compiled by Dr. Adelheid Kastner, a prominent forensic psychiatrist who conducted in depth interviews with the builder, Fritzl found the “ideal solution” to his deranged fantasies after he was released from prison. It was then that he decided to lock up his daughter in the cellar so that he could “live out” his “evil side” while leading a seemingly normal life in the flat upstairs.

Fritzl told the psychiatrist that his relationship to women was shaped by his experience with his abusive mother, who allegedly beat him and isolated him from other children until he started school. He was an “alibi child,” Fritzl told the psychiatrist – his mother only had him to prove to her partner that she was not sterile.

Dr. Kastner came to the conclusion when she was dissecting the personality of Fritzl that the builder managed to distance himself from what he was doing by never looking his victim in the face when he raped her.

“He was not only incredibly able to lead a double life but also managed to maintain a triple life without any problems,” Dr. Kastner wrote, indicating that Fritzl played down the gravity of his crimes in his mind.

“Mr. Fritzl resembles a volcano; under the surface that appears almost banal there is an evil streak. He is torn apart by his desires that he cannot master,” Dr. Kastner wrote.

The report declared Fritzl clinically sane and fit for trial, but also diagnosed a “severe combined personality disorder and a sexual disorder”.

“It is to be expected that Mr. Fritzl would perpetrate deeds with severe consequences also in the future,” Dr. Kastner concluded.

On the basis of her report the prosecution has demanded from the court that Fritzl be tried and sentenced, then committed to an institution for the criminally insane, where he would receive psychiatric care and therapy including, if deemed necessary, medication.

The trial is expected to start early next year.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Whining Pedophile Grandpa REPEAT SEX OFFENDER - Dishes it out for 50 years but can't take it like a man

A MELBOURNE grandfather who inflicted 50 years of sexual abuse on two generations of his family will likely die in prison.

The man, now 71, targeted his daughters, grandsons, nieces and nephews.

He also molested family friends and used a position of authority in a church group to molest three African refugees he took on excursions.

The grandfather, who has three prior indecent assault convictions and changed his name after allegations of sexual abuse were made against him in the 1990s, was sentenced to 14 years in prison today.

He abused his first victim, an 11-year-old boy, when he was aged 21 in 1958.

He later molested the man's son in the 1970s.

The grandfather's abuse, which included fondling children and performing oral sexual acts on them, ended last year when he was arrested after being caught on video.

In a victim impact statement read to the Victorian County Court today, one of his daughters said she was deeply regretful she did not expose her father earlier.

The grandfather pleaded guilty to 21 sex offences, including a count of incest and 19 counts of indecent assault.

Hunched over in a wheelchair, he shook uncontrollably throughout the judge's sentence.

"Clearly, these are crimes of the utmost repugnance, not only because of the harm they cause, but also because they transgress fundamental social rules relating to the protection of children and families,'' judge Wendy Wilmoth said.

"You have committed a gross breach of trust, in offending against them as you did.''

The grandfather began targeting his own family in 1971 when he sexually abused a nephew who visited him during holidays, the court was told.

He also targeted the boy's brother and another nephew and niece.

The court heard that in the late 1970s he abused his own children, beginning with his middle daughter who was less than five when he molested her in the family home.

He also molested his youngest child in the 1980s, starting when she was just four years old, the court was told.

After a gap of 20 years, the grandfather again began abusing children in 2006 when he molested his grandson, aged six, in the bath.

He also abused two Ethiopian refugees aged 11 and eight, who he took on church-based excursions, the court heard.

On a separate excursion he molested an 11-year-old refugee boy from Sudan.

He was caught last year when the father of his two-and-a-half-year-old grandchild suspected he was molesting the child while minding him.

The father installed a video surveillance device and caught the grandfather performing a sex act on the toddler.

The court heard the grandfather, an illegitimate child, suffered a traumatic upbringing growing up in wartime Germany.

In a report to the court, a psychologist said the grandfather endured a painful circumcision when he was aged five or six that had "sexual overtones'', which may have had a developmental impact on him similar to child abuse.

The court heard the grandfather, who has been assaulted in prison and has recently undergone surgery for prostate and bladder cancer, was unlikely to survive his minimum of nine years in prison.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Delmart Edward Joseph Michael Vreeland - Sexual fiend gets 336 years

Douglas County Sheriff David A. Weaver and his detectives were extremely pleased about the lengthy sentence a Douglas County man received for his role in a child prostitution case.

On Oct. 22, Judge Paul King sentenced Delmart Edward Joseph Michael Vreeland, 42, of the Cottonwood subdivision in Douglas County, to 336 years to life in prison.

Vreeland was arrested in October 2004 for numerous charges including child prostitution. Vreeland posted bond Oct. 19, 2004, and the same day cut off his ankle bracelet and fled the state. Detectives tracked him down the next day in Iowa and brought him back to Colorado.

He was convicted Dec. 11, 2006, of 13 felony charges, and on June 12, 2008, he was convicted of six habitual criminal counts. Vreeland was convicted on charges of inducement of child prostitution, soliciting for child prostitution, sexual assault, sexual exploitation of children, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and possession and distribution of cocaine.

Witnesses reported that Vreeland provided drugs and alcohol to two teenage boys, and then induced them to perform sex acts and make child pornography for the promise of thousands of dollars and a drum set. The victims reported Vreeland to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives conducted an extensive background search on Vreeland and learned that he was wanted in several states and Canada; he has over 40 aliases, and an extensive criminal history dating back over 20 years.

Vreeland is an International "folk hero" and conspiracy theorist who claims that while he was incarcerated in a Canadian jail in 2001 he forewarned Canadian officials of the terror attacks on Sept. 11. Vreeland has claimed to be a U.S. spy, a covert operative, and a Naval intelligence officer, all of which have been proven
false. U.S. Naval records show that in 1986 Vreeland was given an Entry Level Separation prior to his completion of basic training for his inability to conform to military regulations.

Vreeland has continually claimed to have information on terror plots, and high profile murder and kidnapping cases; however, Douglas County detectives and the FBI state that Vreeland's claims have no merit, and he is not a credible source of information.

"I am truly impressed by the professionalism and determination our department and the district attorney's office had during this lengthy case and trial. This dedication proves that justice was served for the victims involved and the community as a whole," stated Sheriff Weaver