Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sex offender killed in B.C. prison riot

A convicted pedophile and child pornographer serving an indefinite sentence as a dangerous offender was killed in a prison riot Saturday night at Mountain Institution, a federal male medium security facility 120 kilometres east of Vancouver.

Michael Gibbon, 39, was killed during a riot that broke out around 9:45 p.m. in the gymnasium, Dave Lefebvre, a spokesman for Correctional Service of Canada, said today in an interview.

Mr. Gibbon, who had spent his entire life in Chilliwack before his incarceration for sex crimes, had been convicted in 1992 for sexual interference of a young child and sentenced to three months in jail. Five years later, he was convicted of sexual assault, production of child pornography and possession of child pornography for the purpose of distribution, bestiality.

Mr. Gibbon was declared a dangerous offender in 1998 but the decision was set aside in 2003. He was declared a dangerous offender for a second time in 2005 after failing to convince a B.C. Supreme Court judge that he could control his strong sex drive if he was allowed to participate in a trial program of anti-libidinal medication.

Mr. LeFebvre said that the disturbance began with inmates breaking windows and threatening staff members. They subsequently started assaulting each other.

Mr. Gibbon, who has been in custody since February, 1997, was attacked and pronounced dead at the institution. A second inmate who was not identified was sent to a hospital outside the prison compound.

Mr. Lefebvre said the reason for the disturbance or for Mr. Gibbon's death was not yet known. Three investigations have begun: the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, a joint police force in Metro Vancouver, has been called in and has begun to look into the circumstances related to the death.

The Correctional Service and the Coroner's Office will also investigate the incident. "At this point it is way too early to speculate what started this," Mr. Lefebvre said.

No correctional officers were involved in the death of inmate, he also said.

Extensive damage was caused to several buildings in the institution which was to remain locked down to facilitate the clean up and a search, he added.

Ransom Cubitt - Defiant Child Molester

"It is distressing to see that you committed that offence and it is even more distressing that the woman would be still willing to have you back with her children there. You are not going to have that opportunity."
Judge Michael Taylor

A SEX offender banned from having unsupervised access to under-18s has been jailed for secretly moving in with a woman and her three children.

Ransom Cubitt was locked up for a total of 21 months for breaching the terms of a prevention order and failing to notify a change of address.

Judge Michael Taylor told the 36-year-old Middlesbrough man that he will be jailed for longer if he again breaks the conditions of the ruling.

Teesside Crown Court heard that Cubitt was spared prison two years ago for an offence of inciting a child to engage in a sexual act.

Instead of a custodial sentence, he was given a three-year community rehabilitation order and sent on a sex offenders' programme.

The strict Sexual Offences Prevention Order meant Cubitt was banned from having unsupervised contact with children and had to notify police and probation officials about his living arrangements.

Police went to his last known address last November, but his father said the former bus driver had not been living there for the previous three months.

Cubitt was finally traced ten days later to a home in Middlesbrough where he had been staying with a woman and her three children.

In interview, he said he had simply forgot to notify officials about his change of address, but accepted that he had been left alone with the youngsters.

Defence barrister Brian Russell said that the woman felt let down but would allow Cubitt back into her home because he had got on well with her children.

Judge Taylor told Cubitt: "You find yourself in difficulty today because this court gave you an opportunity in January 2006 . . . to prove yourself in the community."

The judge said he took the SOPO breach seriously because it was made for a good reason - "because the court thought you posed a danger to children because of your offending".

He added: "It is distressing to see that you committed that offence and it is even more distressing that the woman would be still willing to have you back with her children there. You are not going to have that opportunity.

"If you breach that order again, I warn you five years is the maximum and the courts will be likely to impose it."

Cubitt, of Westbourne Road, admitted failing to comply with notification requirements and breaching the SOPO between June and November last year.

Uwe Kolbig - Convicted Pedophile kills 9 year old boy

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

Police are using tracker dogs, helicopters and heat-seeking equipment in their hunt for a convicted paedophile who is believed to have raped and killed a boy of nine.

Authorities in the German city of Leipzig released chilling photographs of the last sighting of Mitja Hofmann, whose body was found in an allotment.

He was captured by CCTV as he sat on a tram - next to known pervert Uwe Kolbig, 43.



Kolbig has already served two years in prison for sexually abusing children in 1998.

Spokesman Uwe Matthias believes Mitja met the suspect at a tram stop and they had boarded together.

"That is where the cameras filmed the man with the boy," he said.

Since the pictures and 4,000 leaflets were distributed more than 50 sightings of the suspect have been reported to police.



More than 200 officers have been searching a woodland area north of Leipzig.

Mitja's parents Gabriela, 50, and Joerg, 49, are being treated by psychologists. They have seven other children.

Germans are now calling for strickter penalties for paedophiles.

Raymond Kenneth Horne - Repeat Sex Offender - Pedophile - Preys on Boys


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

A serial pedophile who has spent a total of 14 years in jail for offenses against boys as young as 13 will arrive in London tomorrow after being deported from Australia.

As experts warn that he is likely to reoffend, Raymond Kenneth Horne, 61, will be handed to police in London by Australian immigration officials who accompanied him on a flight at midday Wednesday.

He was released from a Brisbane, Australia, jail after serving a 12-year sentence for 14 child sex offenses committed after he lured two homeless boys to his apartment while volunteering for a charity.

Once in Britain, he will be forced to sign the Sex Offenders Register and faces a further five years behind bars if caught alone with a child.

Authorities had planned to keep Horne in custody indefinitely, but immigration officials decided this month to cancel his visa in light of his criminal history and deport him.

He left behind a 43-year criminal history in the state of Queensland, where he arrived from Britain as a 5-year-old boy with his family in 1952. He never took Australian citizenship.

The Immigration Department has not explained why Horne was not deported decades ago, after his first two-month prison sentence for child sex offenses in 1968.

By the time he turned 21 that year, he already had a lengthy criminal history, with convictions for assault, drug and sexual offenses over a three-year period.

Horne was jailed again in 1992 for indecent acts with boys aged under 14, and was paroled the following year. He reoffended within a month. He was returned to custody in May 1993 and paroled once more in November 1994.

Months later, while volunteering for the Brisbane City Mission charity, he offered food and a place to sleep separately to two boys, aged 13 and 15. Both were subjected to sex acts including sodomy and were indecently photographed.

When he was convicted and jailed in 1996, the judge described Horne as “a persistent sex offender who preyed upon young, vulnerable boys.”

Judy Spence, Queensland’s Police Minister, said after the decision that Horne should be closely watched and that Australia “would be well rid of him.”

“His heinous crimes speak for themselves. If he wasn’t being thrown out of the country we would have applied to the court to have him kept in jail,” she said. “I’m told UK authorities know he’s coming. My advice to them is to keep him under close supervision.”

Doctors and child protection groups say that the risk of pedophiles such as Horne reoffending increases after deportation, owing to the offender's heightened anxiety.

“These types of offenders are just not going to get better. The only thing to do is to keep them locked up,” said Bravehearts, the child protection agency.

Serious offenders are regularly returned to their homeland after serving out their jail term in Australia, sometimes to reoffend.

Edward Godfrey, a serial rapist deported from to Britain in 2001, raped an Australian backpacker a year later and in 2004 was sentenced to life in prison.

In 2005 Robert Excell, a pedophile who had raped or indecently dealt with a series of boys over a period of 16 years, was deported from Perth in Western Australia. He had served almost 40 years in prison for child sex offenses dating back to 1965.

Victor Scott McPeak Jr - Teacher with Child Porn and his Mother knew about it


Arizona Charter Academy teacher Victor Scott McPeak Jr. was targeted in a local child-pornography investigation last fall, and that fact was known by at least one other Arizona Charter Academy teacher: his mother.

Elizabeth McPeak, a kindergarten teacher at Surprise's Arizona Charter Academy, disclosed her knowledge at her son's March 21 federal detention hearing, apparently catching school officials off guard.

The younger McPeak, 36, was arrested by federal agents last week and accused of receiving and distributing child pornography online. His arrest was part of a probe of an international child-pornography ring that prosecutors say spanned 20-plus countries.

The Surprise Police Department is now conducting an inquiry of its own.

At last week's hearing, federal prosecutors said the FBI learned that the Sheriff's Office earlier had gone to McPeak Jr.'s home in Surprise and confiscated two laptop computers, suspecting he had used his credit card to set up a child-pornography Web site.

McPeak's mother, a teacher at the school for 4½ years, told the court she and her husband, Victor Scott McPeak Sr., a former minister, were aware in November of the Sheriff's probe.

The FBI alleges McPeak Jr. bought another laptop and continued his activities.

At the time of McPeak's March 17 arrest, officials alleged that he possessed thousands of sexually explicit images and videos of girls as young as 8 on that laptop computer.

U.S. Magistrate Judge David K. Duncan released McPeak to his parents on condition that his two children, aged 9 and 12, not live in the same home.

"I need you to be a lot more vigilant," Duncan told McPeak's parents.

The McPeaks declined to comment after the hearing.

Surprise police consider McPeak Jr. a "person of interest," and the department is communicating with the FBI about the matter, Sgt. Randy Rody, a Surprise police spokesman, said Wednesday.

Surprise police started their own inquiry as a "prudent measure, given the existing allegations" about McPeak, who taught at Arizona Charter Academy for 5½ years, Rody said. Police have reportedly made contact with Principal Heather Henderson about the matter.

"Given his position at the school, the position he had . . . how close he was with kids . . . just to assume nothing happened would be irresponsible," he said.

On Tuesday, school administrator Melissa Holdaway said McPeak, who also taught an after-school juggling class, has been terminated as an employee. She said she and other staff members were unaware of a Sheriff's Office investigation in November, and she declined further comment "until I have all the facts."

The school left it to parents to discuss the matter with their students, giving out the Police Department's number as a precaution.

"Always, our first priority is the safety of our students," Holdaway said, noting that the school conducted a background check on the McPeak Jr. and found a clean record.

Capt. Paul Chagolla, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, would neither confirm nor deny the existence of its own investigation of McPeak.

Surprise investigators are determining whether schoolchildren had physical contact with McPeak while he taught, Rody said. No victims have yet been identified, he said, and police have not been on school grounds to interview staff or children. However, they are not ruling out a trip to the charter school's campus.

"We're dependent on where the investigation takes us," Rody said. "I'm confident that, at some point, we'll be out there to talk to teachers or anybody like that. It just depends on where the investigation goes."

McPeak Jr. will live with his parents in Surprise under home incarceration, with electronic-bracelet monitoring, by order of U.S. Magistrate Judge David K. Duncan.

He can only leave the residence for court appearances, religious services and doctor's appointments, Duncan said. He also stipulated no computers or Internet access at the home, and McPeak cannot have contact with children under 18.

FBI agents who searched McPeak Jr.'s home in the 11900 block of North 152nd Drive in Surprise reportedly finding on his laptop computer numerous images of minors engaged in sexually explicitly conduct, according to U.S. District Court documents.

Court records also say that "he has had a sexual interest in minors for approximately five years" and that he has been trying to hide his sexual interest from his 12-year-old daughter.

Rody advised parents - not just those with children at the charter school - to keep an open dialogue on what is considered "good touching" and "bad touching."

"When these incidents happen, it brings forth (a concern) on everyone's minds," Rody said. "But this should be something (parents) should talk to their kids about all the time, so kids are . . . comfortable conveying things to a responsible adult in their lives."

Stephen John Laing - New Zealand's worst Child pornographer

Judge Philip Recordon said Laing was a serious and persistent offender who encouraged others to commit offences against children over a lengthy time.


Convicted child pornography distributor Stephen John Laing, 25, has been sentenced to five years in jail.

But members of the End Child Prostitution and Trafficking lobby group say the Massey resident should have been put away for longer.

Laing was jailed in March for the possession and distribution of child pornography.

He received the toughest sentence ever handed down for his type of crime in New Zealand.

Lobby group spokeswoman Lyn Mayson says the repeat offender should be in preventative custody.

"I think the sentence was too light – it’s the third or fourth time he’s been convicted," she says.

"The Department of Internal Affairs has done a brilliant job catching him but then he just gets five years."

Judge Philip Recordon said Laing was a serious and persistent offender who encouraged others to commit offences against children over a lengthy time.

He said his starting point for sentencing was seven and a half years but gave Laing credit for his early guilty pleas and sentenced him to the lesser term.

The heaviest sentence for similar crimes was three and a half years prison handed down to a Waikato man in October 2005 after the introduction of harsher penalties several months earlier.

The Department of Internal Affairs told the court that Laing’s offending was the most serious of its kind so far in New Zealand because of the brazen nature of his acts and the fact he is a repeat offender.

"On four separate occasions over several years our censorship inspectors have caught Laing trading in pictures of children being sexually abused," spokesman Keith Manch says.

Mr Manch says previous sentences, including attempts at rehabilitating Mr Laing, have clearly
failed.

Laing was expelled from a sex offender programme for continuing to offend while undergoing treatment.

He was convicted for a third time for distribution and possession of objectionable publications last July and committed the latest offences while on bail awaiting sentence.

He was sentenced to two years supervision, 350 hours community work and fined after his first offence in 2003.

He got a one-year jail term after his second conviction in 2005.

Stop Demand Foundation founder Denise Ritchie is pleased with the latest sentence.

"It’s the toughest to date so we’re happy with that," she says.

"I think it provides a good benchmark for future cases."

UPDATE

One of New Zealand's worst child pornography distributors - sentenced to a record jail term this month - has been moved to a secure unit after being attacked in Mt Eden prison.

Computer technician Stephen John Laing, 25, was sentenced to five years' imprisonment when he appeared in the Waitakere District Court 10 days ago on 56 representative charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.


Alan Hesketh - Made Viagra - Then looked at Child Porn

A British-born executive of Viagra-makers Pfizer has been arrested on child porn charges in the United States.

Alan Hesketh, global patent director of the pharmaceutical giant, is accused of posing as a 28-year-old woman while trading hundreds of images of children engaged in sex acts.

He allegedly traded the images with a man from Buffalo, New York, while chatting online between June 2006 and May 2007.

A Pfizer spokeswoman said Hesketh was on leave of absence from the company.

Federal agents said Hesketh, 61, signed on to the internet from his home in Connecticut and other internet addresses, including one registered to Pfizer in New York.

Hesketh was arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York on Wednesday.

Hesketh, who was born in Britain, is a permanent US resident and has lived in the States since 2002.

If Hesketh is indicted and convicted, he will face a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and a maximum 20 years for receiving and distributing child pornography and a maximum of 10 years in prison for possession of child porn. He could also face fines of up to £250,000.

Department of Homeland Security special agent Jason Dragon said Hesketh used the screen name "Suzybibaby" and posed as a 28-year-old woman interested "in images of child pornography".

Hesketh, who lives with his wife Jan in Stonington, Connecticut, has been remanded in custody until a bail hearing on Monday.

Kevin O'Connor, the US Attorney for Connecticut, said Hesketh's arrest was part of Operation Predator, an ongoing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency initiative.

Predator targets those who prey on and exploit children, including human traffickers, international sex tourists, internet pornographers, and "foreign national predators whose crimes make them deportable", he said.

Jonathan Glattli - Repeat Sex Offender

He told the victim that if she told anyone
he would get her in trouble


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

A convicted sex offender who is already on the Utah Sex Offender Registry was arrested early Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl.

Jonathan Glattli, 21, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of five counts of aggravated sex abuse of a child, all first-degree felonies. He was being held Thursday on no bail.

Court records show a disturbing pattern of behavior from Glattli against young children and may prompt investigators to see if there are any other victims.

Glattli was convicted in September of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. Because he was already on the offender registry, police indicated they will push prosecutors to elevate any potential charges to first-degree felonies.

Glattli was living with the family of his girlfriend in Riverton, said Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Paul Jaroscak. For an unknown reason, the family told him he had to leave the house. After he left, the 7-year-old girl who lived there revealed to her parents what had happened, Jaroscak said.

Sometime after Christmas 2007, Glattli forced the girl to perform a lewd act about five times, according to jail records.

"He told the victim that if she told anyone he would get her in trouble," jail documents state.

In 2006, Glattli, who was 19 at the time, was convicted on three counts of sexual battery, all class A misdemeanors. South Jordan police arrested him after learning a 14-year-old girl was pregnant with his baby. He was given a suspended 1-year jail term for that conviction and placed on probation.
In March of 2007, South Jordan police investigated another complaint involving Glattli and a 6-year-old girl, but there was never enough evidence to bring charges, said South Jordan Police Lt. Dan Starks.

Three months later, Glattli was arrested by Salt Lake police after a woman found out her 15-year-old was having a relationship with him. What also prompted the mother to call officers is when she found out about the young girl whom he impregnated, said Salt Lake police detective Jeff Bedard. Glattli claimed at the time he was an 18-year-old high school senior.

He was charged in 3rd District Court with two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. He pleaded guilty in September to one and the other was dismissed, according to court records. He was given a suspended prison term of up to five years, sentenced to 180 days in jail with credit for the 110 days he had already served, and was placed on probation

Byron Lionel Brown - Molested child patient

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

A convicted sex offender was able to hide his past and get an internship in a medical clinic in DeKalb County treating children. Now he is accused of molesting a child at that clinic.

The U. S. Marshal in Atlanta told 11Alive News Saturday that is it "pathetic" that the people at the state level who are supposed to be tracking the sex offender, enforcing state and federal laws, apparently failed to do just that.

The sex offender is 45 year old Byron Lionel Brown.

Brown was working as an intern at the Stone Mountain Immediate Care Clinic on North Hairston Road. DeKalb County police say that, on Wednesday, Brown was able to get an eleven year old patient alone with him.

According to police, Brown fondled the boy. The boy later told his mother. She called police.

Police interviewed Brown and, they say, he told them he was convicted in 2000, in Maryland, of child molestation, and was a registered sex offender.

Brown later moved to North Carolina and in 2002 registered as a sex offender there, in a suburb of Charlotte –- specifically, just across the state line in Fort Mill, SC.

Brown moved to Georgia seven months ago, but, police say, he never registered as a sex offender in Georgia.

Atlanta's Everest Institute, formerly Georgia Medical Institute, arranged an internship for Brown at the clinic in Stone Mountain, whose patients include children. And that's where Brown was when he was accused of molesting another child.

Under both Georgia law and Federal law, Brown was supposed to register as a sex offender when he moved to Georgia.

The U. S. Marshal now has additional powers to hunt down and arrest sex offenders when they leave one state, where they are registered, and fail to register in their new residence in another state.

But Marshal Richard Mecum said Saturday he can't arrest a fugitive sex offender if the state where the offender was registered never tells the Marshal's Office or anyone else that the offender has disappeared.

"They can disappear, and no one has any capability of tracking them. It's pathetic. Can we hunt 'em down? Yeah. But we have to know that they're missing."

North Carolina's on-line sex offender registry shows that the last time anyone there verified Byron Brown's address was April 30, 2007. There is nothing in the records to indicate that North Carolina ever knew Brown had moved away.

And even though Brown was originally convicted of child molestation in Maryland, there is no record of him anywhere in Maryland's on-line sex offender registry, including in the section that is supposed to track offenders after they leave Maryland.

Officials in North Carolina and Maryland were not available Saturday to explain what happened in Brown's case.

Last month in Atlanta, Mecum's office highlighted the potential effectiveness, and importance, of the new federal law aimed at tracking down fugitive sex offenders. There are tens of thousands of them at any given time across the United States.

"Anytime you have somebody with an extensive criminal history, involving convictions for sex offenses, to me, that's scary" when that person disappears, Deputy U. S. Marshal Jeremy Smith said then. And Mecum underscored the point.

"It's going to be really tough out there on individuals who do not, who do not, register" when they move from state to state, Mecum said.

Mecum described last month how his office had been able to catch a fugitive sex offender who had slipped into Georgia. His deputies used the provisions of the new federal law, named the "Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act."

The offender, Jimmy Joel Beasley, had moved to Georgia from Mississippi. Beasley was on Mississippi's sex offender registry. But Beasley never registered when he moved to Georgia.

Beasley went to work as a carny, around children, including in carnivals in DeKalb County.

But Mississippi had been keeping close tabs on Beasley, and as soon as state officials realized he'd moved away, they promptly reported Beasley missing. That empowered the U. S. Marshals, and the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, to work across state lines to find him and bring him in, which they did.

Beasley pleaded guilty last month to failing to register in Georgia as a sex offender. He faces up to ten years in federal prison under the new federal law. He will be sentenced in September.

"Beasley is a prime example of the type of offender this law was designed to protect the public from," Mecum said then.

He said it again, Saturday, about Byron Brown.

11Alive News was not able to contact anyone with Atlanta's Everest Institute on Saturday about any background checks the Institute conducted of Brown.

The clinic in Stone Mountain is conducting its own investigation of the boy's complaint.

According to DeKalb County police, Brown told investigators he has also worked at another clinic in Metro Atlanta, and has served as a youth pastor at a church in the area.

DeKalb County police are asking anyone whose children had contact with Brown to notify police if they suspect Brown victimized their children.

At a hearing Friday night, a DeKalb County magistrate court judge set Brown's bond at $150,000. Brown's next court date was scheduled for April 14.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
..........Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch

Gary J. Ryan - Repeat Sex Offender

A Mechanicville man arrested last month on a child pornography charge was arrested again Saturday during a traffic stop after it was discovered he was wanted on outstanding warrants from Nassau County, town police said.

Gary J. Ryan, 37, of Tenendaho Lane, who has been a Little League volunteer and city of Mechanicville Planning Board member, was stopped about 4:30 a.m. Saturday for a traffic infraction, Waterford Public Safety Commissioner John Tanchak said.

A routine check turned up the warrants for charges of first-degree attempted dissemination of indecent material to a minor, a felony, and five misdemeanor counts of attempted endangerment of the welfare of a child, Tanchak said.

Ryan was arrested by State Police in February on the felony charge of possessing a sexual performance by a child younger than 16 years old. He was released from Saratoga County jail on $5,000 bail. The status of that case and whether Ryan is still with the board or the Mechanicville-Stillwater Little League couldn't be immediately learned.

Ryan was turned over to detectives from Nassau County to be taken to Long Island, Waterford police said.

William E. Foster Repeat Sex Offender - trying to lure little girl

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

A registered sex offender was taken into custody by county deputies and charged with attempting to lure a 14-year-old girl into having sex with him.

William E. Foster, 34, is being held on charges of attempting to commit statutory rape in the second degree, attempting to commit statutory sodomy in the second degree and burglary in the first degree.

Foster was arrested in Gravois Mills at the home of the 14-year-old girl Thursday afternoon, Morgan County Sheriff Jim Petty said.

Foster had contacted the girl several times via cell phone, Petty said, trying to get her to stay home from school.

The girl and her mom filed a complaint with the Sheriff's Department early Thursday morning.

Foster continued to call, asking the juvenile questions and making sexual suggestions, according to information in a news release issued by the sheriff's department.

Petty said two deputies were able to place themselves inside the home. When the mother drove by, appearing as if she was leaving for work, Foster headed over to the juvenile's house and into the hands of the awaiting deputies.

Petty declined to say how Foster and the girl knew each other but credits the arrest to the quick action taken by the girl and her mother.

Foster is being held on a $20,000 cash-only bond.

According to the sex offender registry, Foster was charged in 1995 for statutory rape in the second degree of another 14-year-old girl.

He lists Gravois Mills as his home address.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The reason sex offenders commit suicide - SHAME

The man accused of hiding a video camera in his bathroom and taping young kids...faces more charges.


The man accused of hiding a video camera in his bathroom and taping young kids...faces more charges.

Dennis Bedell appeared in court Wednesday morning.

In court Wednesday morning, we learned that police discovered more than 2,000 images of child pornography downloaded on Dennis Bedell’s computer, and the district attorney says the investigation is far from over.

“There is additional charges that will be filed,” Racine County District Attorney Michael Nieskes said.

Dennis Bedell fidgeted in court knowing he faces more child pornography charges. Bedell is already accused of hiding a camera in his bathroom floor and videotaping kids while using the toilet.

Police recovered more than 100 videotapes.

“I can't come up with a legitimate reason to have a camera 18 inches, two feet off the ground pointing at a toilet, let alone two of them,” Nieskes said.

Nieskes says Bedell is now being investigated for child pornography found on Bedell’s computer.

“We have found on one computer over 2,000 images of what we believe is child porn. These were downloaded images from Web sites,” Nieskes said.

Some of the Web sites are international. Now, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has joined in the investigation.

We hope to learn more information by the end of the week. That's when the DA predicts the investigation to be completed.

Ferlin Killsnight - Repeat Sex Offender - Sentenced to Life in prison

Killsnight had been out of prison about two months in a previous case of sexually abusing a minor when he committed the crime that ultimately led to life in prison.

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

Ferlin Killsnight is a serial sexual predator, said U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull on Thursday as he sentenced the Lame Deer man to life in prison for molesting a boy he took to Washington state.

Killsnight, 49, who has a history of molesting boys, plotted and lured to take the boy far from his parents and committed "what can only be described as evil acts on him," Cebull said.

The life sentence was mandatory under a rarely used law designed to strengthen penalties against those who commit crimes against children. The prosecutor used a repeat-offender statute enacted as part of the 2003 Protect Act in seeking the life sentence.

Jill Trumbull-Harris, a trial attorney for the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Department of Justice, said Killsnight presented himself as thoughtful and nice, which enabled him "to be the child molester he was." He has proven himself to be "incapable of reform," she said.

Killsnight had been out of prison about two months in a previous case of sexually abusing a minor when he committed the crime that ultimately led to life in prison. He pleaded guilty in October to transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal activity and to travel with intent to have illicit sexual conduct.

Killsnight admitted he met a 15-year-old boy in Billings in the fall of 2005 and took him to Washington. During the trip, Killsnight gave the boy alcohol and various illicit drugs and molested him numerous times, the prosecutor said.

Law enforcement officers arrested Killsnight in Seattle in December 2005 after noticing stolen license plates on his vehicle and learning that there was a federal warrant for his arrest. The boy's family had reported him missing. The day before he got arrested, Killsnight had the boy steal new license plates and put them on his vehicle.

"My son was a happy, easygoing kid before this," said the victim's father. The boy now is "all held in" and doesn't want to deal with what happened, the father said. He paused during his statement to give Killsnight, who sat in shackles, a long look.

"He cares only for himself," the father said. The only reason Killsnight sought sex offender treatment on previous convictions was so he could get back on the street and abuse more victims, he said.

"I don't think he (Killsnight) should be afforded a chance to victimize anyone ever again. I don't know why the court should allow him any leniency," he said.

Dave Merchant, an assistant federal defender, didn't dispute that Killsnight needed to be in prison.

"He is pretty much every parent's nightmare," he said.

However, Merchant said, Killsnight needed sex offender counseling, and his best chance for that was if the judge sentenced him to a specific term, such as 400 years, rather than life. A life sentence would put Killsnight in a maximum-security prison with no hope of becoming eligible for programs because the Bureau of Prisons deems that "a waste of finances."

Killsnight has "thoughtfully explored" his problem in previous sex-offender programs but could benefit from real treatment, Merchant said.

Killsnight offered no apologies but expressed his desire to continue sexual-offender treatment.

In pronouncing the sentence, Cebull said he didn't believe the defense's position that Killsnight would take back his actions if he could. "I think that's part of your manipulation," he told Killsnight.

Killsnight had at least eight documented cases of sexually abusing boys going back 30 years. The boy Killsnight took to Washington is "the very last of your victims," the judge said. Because of his criminal record, Killsnight doesn't "deserve anything less" than life, he said. And the judge had no problem with Killsnight being in maximum security.

If Killsnight had not qualified for the mandatory life sentence, Cebull said, he would have departed on a number of grounds to arrive at the same punishment.

Before his latest conviction, Killsnight had at least six prior relevant convictions for sex offenses against children. Three of the prior convictions each qualified him for the repeat-offender status and the mandatory life sentence.

Court documents reflect that Killsnight has a record of committing sexual assaults on minors which spans more than 25 years.

Killsnight was convicted of third-degree rape in King County, Wash. in 1982, for forcibly raping a 15-year-old.

In 1985, he was convicted of sexual assault in Monmouth County, N.J., for raping a sleeping 12-year-old.

In 1993, he was convicted of custodial interference in Cascade County, Mont., for transporting a 16-year old from Elizabeth, N.J. to Montana and attempting to molest the minor along the way.

After serving a 12-year sentence for his 1993 conviction (and for federal sexual assault convictions stemming from his molestation and rape of three other minors), Killsnight was released from federal prison on Sept. 13, 2005, less than two months before meeting the victim involved in the current prosecution.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
..........Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch

Michael Glen King - Repeat Sex Offender

Conviction(s)

CR96007874 - LYNCHBURG CIRCUIT - 18.2-370 - TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN - SEPTEMBER 13, 1996 - VA

CR9300023201 - CAMPBELL CIRCUIT - 18.2-67.4 - SEXUAL BATTERY - FEBRUARY 23, 1994 - VA

CR9300023200 - CAMPBELL CIRCUIT - 18.2-67.4 - SEXUAL BATTERY - FEBRUARY 23, 1994 - VA
"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

A previously convicted sex offender was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday after being convicted of taking indecent liberties with a minor and for failing to register as a sex offender.
Michael Glen King, 32, of Lynchburg pleaded guilty to the crimes in January. King was further convicted in March of violating the terms of his probation for a 1996 conviction for taking indecent liberties with a minor.

He is already serving a three-year prison sentence for probation violation. He served two years on the original indecent liberties conviction.

On Friday, Lynchburg Circuit Court Judge Mosby Perrow sentenced King to 10 years in prison for taking indecent liberties with a child and an additional five years for failing to register as a sex offender. Perrow suspended two years of the latter sentence.

Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Janell Johnson said King victimized a girl between the ages of 9 and 11.

“Michael King has stolen that innocence from her,” Johnson said.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
..........Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch

Steven Wesley Yates -Child Porn images of images being raped.

1,759 images of child pornography which included adult men having sex with infants.....Police also found a plastic baby doll with the legs bound by duct tape beneath Yates' bed.

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

Yates admitted to sharing sexually explicit pictures of children as young as 6 months old with about 20 people over the Internet

A La Mesa man will spend nearly four years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography which involved infants and pre-teens.

Steven Wesley Yates, 38, was sentenced Tuesday by Superior Court Judge Herbert J. Exarhos to 3 years and eight months in prison. The term was part of a Feb. 14 agreement in which Yates pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography and one count of distributing it.

Yates admitted to sharing sexually explicit pictures of children as young as 6 months old with about 20 people over the Internet, Deputy District Attorney Claudia Grasso said at a prior court hearing.

Police discovered Yates' activities after he sent child pornography over the Internet in March 2007 to a 15-year-old Berkeley boy he met through a teen chat room, according to court records.

In April 2007, the boy brought his computer to an Emeryville shop for repairs and a technician found sexually explicit pictures involving children on the boy's computer. The technician contacted police, who tracked the images down to Yates, records show.

Judge Exarhos ordered Yates to pay $1,493 to replace the boy's computer, which was confiscated by police during in the investigation and $1,300 to cover counseling costs for the boy.

Police searching Yates' La Mesa home found seven video discs with 1,759 images of child pornography which included adult men having sex with infants and pre-teen boys and girls having sex with each other and adults, according to the records. Police also found a plastic baby doll with the legs bound by duct tape beneath Yates' bed.

Bruce Paul Ward - Repeat Sex Offender

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

A Lower Allen Twp. man who already is a registered sex offender was convicted by a Cumberland County jury this afternoon of possessing child pornography and other obscene material.

First Assistant District Attorney Jaime Keating said Bruce Paul Ward, 33, probably will be sentenced to 25 years in state prison because he has a prior child porn conviction in federal court.

The jury deliberated less than three hours before convicting Ward of two counts of possessing child porn and 45 charges of possessing other types of sexually obscene material.

Ward remains free on bail after President Judge Edgar B. Bayley refused a request by Keating to hold Ward in prison pending sentencing.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
..........Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch

Michael Bolin - Bizarre Repeat Sex Offender


Officers took Michael Bolin, 42, into custody at a shopping center in th 6900 block of Paradise Valley Road shortly before 9 p.m.

They were called to the shopping center to investigate an attempted kidnapping from a Blockbuster video-rental store. Police said Bolin grabbed an 8-year-old boy and tried to drag him out of the store. The boy's parents intervened and Bolin ran out of the Blockbuster to a nearby liquor store, police said.

Bolin exposed himself to two women in the liquor store, according to investigators. He left the liquor store and went to a nearby self-serve laundry, where he made advances toward another boy until his mother showed up.

Police found Bolin at a McDonald's restaurant, where they arrested him.

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

Paul Anthony Carthew - Child Pornography


An Oakland County lawyer was arraigned on multiple charges of using a computer to commit a crime and possession of child sexually abusive material after investigators said they found more than 25,000 graphic images on his personal computer.

More than two months ago, Paul Anthony Carthew's girlfriend discovered inappropriate, clothed images of her daughter's private parts on his personal laptop, authorities said.

The woman turned in the 38-year-old's computer to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation revealed the woman's daughter had not been sexually touched, photographed or in anyway sexually involved with Carthew.

The woman told the sheriff's department the pictures were taken during the couple's nine-month on-again-off-again relationship.

However, more than 25,000 saved images were discovered on Carthew's computer. The sheriff's department said many of them were "very sexually graphic in nature."

The images not only involved graphic images of adults having sex, but also involved animals, and some involved suspected children, the Sheriff's department said.

Carthew was arraigned at the 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills last week and was granted a $50,000 personal bond. He will be back in court on April 1.

Gary E. Rademacher - Teacher and Boy Sscout Leader charged with Child Porn

A former Springfield school teacher and Boy Scout leader charged with possessing child pornography put off a scheduled court appearance Friday.

Gary E. Rademacher had been due to appear in Greene County Circuit Court on 10 counts of possessing child pornography.

Instead, the scheduled plea hearing was delayed until April 2.

Rademacher, 54, was charged in June after police allegedly found more than 1,000 suspected images of child pornography on two computer hard drives he owned.

Recently, before charges were filed, Rademacher was a teacher at Jarrett Middle School and a Boy Scout leader for Troop 31.

Joseph Owen Mehrer - He didn't mean to molest those girls - it was the DREAMS fault

He said he thought he was dreaming about a woman, but he admits he may have, in fact, been fondling a child.

That was one of the excuses 51-year-old Joseph Owen Mehrer offered being being arrested and charged with molested two sisters – ages 9 and 11 – on Thursday.

Yet, it was the girls, who said they were asleep when he touched them at his home last weekend.

Mehrer told the detective that he didn’t remember touching the girls. He said he drank two beers and took a hydrocodone tablet.

He did say he wrote an incriminating letter and sent it to the girls' home, and said the girls do not tell lies.

He also claimed he was having a dream about a woman, and said it was possible he may have been acting out with the girls.

He was charged with capital sexual battery on a child younger than 12 and lewd

and lascivious molestation. He now also has a violation of probation for felony battery.

John Crawford Stanfield - Grooming pedophile child molester child pornographer


Bond has been set at $250,000 for a Walker County youth mentor arrested for child molestation and child pornography.

John Crawford Stanfield, 68, remained Friday in the Walker County jail in LaFayette. Bond was set Wednesday in Walker County Superior Court.

A federal task force arrested Stanfield on March 11 at his house on Reeds Road in LaFayette.

Stanfield, known for being a youth mentor who worked with children, also served on a court panel that oversees placement of foster children.

According to Nathan Lee, a Dalton Police Department detective who is a member of the task force, which targets crimes against children, when investigators searched Stanfield’s house nearly 5,000 pornographic images were found on his computer’s hard drive. A vast majority of the pornography found was of children, Lee said.

“He was sending pictures via the Internet, of child pornography, and we got a tip and then a joint investigation. We got to his house and did a search warrant and ultimately led to his arrest for child pornography and we subsequently found some other victims and he has been charged with aggravated child molestation and child pornography,” Lee said.

Lee said the pornographic images led investigators to two juveniles who reported being molested by Stanfield.

According to Lee, one of the alleged victims is believed to have had contact with Stanfield during his time as a youth mentor.

The ages and genders of the juveniles were not released for public knowledge.

“We suspect we may have some more victims (of Stanfield’s),” Lee said. “We are still going over the evidence. The investigation is ongoing.”

According to Lee, Stanfield has hired an attorney.

“This is a multi-jurisdictional task force on crimes against children,” Lee said of the federal task force on which he is a member.

Lee encourages the public, if they have any information on further victims, to contact him at the Dalton Police Department at (706) 278-9085 ext. 140.

Matthew Alan Clack - Suspected Serial Child Molester


A suspected serial child molester was arrested in Queen Creek late Wednesday after one of the alleged child victims spotted him months after she was attacked.

Matthew Alan Clack, 24, was arrested around 11:30 p.m. at a park, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said.

Clack was booked into jail on suspicion of sexual assault and kidnapping.

"I'm just glad I caught him because this took the stone off my heart," said the victim's mother. "I can actually breathe knowing he's behind bars."

Police last last summer a man grabbed a 12-year-old girl in a Pecan Creek neighborhood, duct-taped her mouth and sexually assaulted her at the neighborhood park.

Clack could be responsible for five other sexual assaults or attempts, according to sheriff's investigators.

On Wednesday, one of the victims recognized the man in a park.

The parents of the victim said with police on the phone, they chased the man through the neighborhood and kept him in sight until officers could get there.

"He made several admissions that this is a growing problem that he has, and it's getting worse," said Pinal County SHeriff CHris Vasquez

As for the parents, the memory of what happened to their little girl is something they said won't go away.

"He gets what's coming to him," said the victim's father.

Detectives said their investigation is ongoing and that Clack is also suspected of additional crimes in other areas.

Anyone with information related to the case is asked to call Detective Lisa Swinton at 520-866-5149.

Terry F. Beason - Repeat Sex Offender

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

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest after receiving a complaint on Friday of a white male, who allegedly exposed himself to a six-year-old child.

The incident occurred at the Falling Water Elementary School playground where the child had been playing.

Detective Mike Cox, while conducting the criminal investigation and utilizing the Sex Offender Registry, developed suspect information on the reported incident.

The witness was provided a photo lineup and identified Terry F. Beason as the suspect in the case. Beason was arrested and charged with observation without consent and indecent exposure.

He was transported to the Hamilton County Jail.

The investigation is continuing.

John J. Freitas III - Repeat Sex offender - Captured

Conviction(s)

Offenses=1 Conviction=INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE Conviction Date=10/17/1986
Offenses=1 Conviction=INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE Conviction Date=3/27/1987
Offenses=2 Conviction=INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE Conviction Date=7/27/1978
Offenses=2 Conviction=RAPE AND ABUSE OF CHILD Conviction Date=7/27/1978

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

A high-level sex offender on the state's list of 10 Most Wanted was ordered held in jail on $10,000 cash bail a day after he surrendered to police after eluding arrest for two years.

John J. Freitas III, 54, a Level 3 sex offender, was ordered jailed by Attleboro District Court Judge James Sullivan after he pleaded innocent to failing to register as a sex offender (subsequent offense).

Freitas, who has been wanted for two years by local and state police for failing to register as a sex offender, surrendered to police Thursday after friends told him they saw his face on TV.

State police placed Freitas on the list of the state's 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders Monday, along with four other men, and conducted a media blitz in an attempt to locate them.

Freitas had been living at the Pineapple Inn on Route 1, but police discovered during a routine audit of sex offenders that he moved out with a girlfriend in November 2006, Assistant District Attorney Jessica Lennon said.

Freitas's notoriety as a sex offender has made him a target of harassment, despite having only motor vehicle violations on his record in the last 18 years, his lawyer, Mark J. Beland of Attleboro, said during a bail hearing.

"He ultimately became homeless, your honor," Beland said.

Freitas served prison time in the late 1970s and early 1980s for rape of a child and indecent assault and battery and was released around 1990, his lawyer said.

Freitas moved out of an apartment in Stoughton, where he was harassed by his landlord, before moving to North Attleboro, Beland said. The harassment led to the prosecution of the landlord, he added.

Freitas ended up moving out of the Pineapple Inn after flyers were placed around the motel about his background as a high-risk sex offender, Beland said.

Beland asked the judge to release Freitas without bail, saying he had lived openly in homeless shelters and had worked with Brown University students for the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless.

"He hasn't been trying to hide," Beland said. "He's been living openly in the community."

His girlfriend of four years, a 49-year-old East Providence woman who did not want to give her name, defended Freitas after his arraignment.

"He's a great guy. He's worked with the homeless. He's been trying to make a difference. It's just not fair," she said, holding back tears.

Lennon requested Freitas be held in jail on $10,000 cash bail, saying he faced a serious charge of failing to register that is punishable by a minimum mandatory sentence of five years in prison.

She also filed a motion that would require Freitas to be on parole for the rest of his life if he is convicted of the charge.

He is due back in court April 7.

"Yes I raped her everyday, but it didn't hurt her", he said.

A man who admitted in court to raping his daughter regularly from age three through her late teens told psychiatrists he doesn't believe he hurt her, says a report released Thursday.

The 53-year-old father of three pleaded guilty in May to incest, sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching and bestiality. Court records show the man, who cannot be named to protect his daughter, started sexually assaulting the girl in 1986.

The abuse continued for two years, until he voluntarily sought treatment in the spring of 1988 and confessed to sexually assaulting seven young children over a period of eight years. He spent two years in jail for those crimes.

In 1991, two days after he was released from jail, he picked up where he left off, raping his daughter nearly every day, including on the day of her high school graduation. She missed her grad photo as a result.

Crown prosecutor Tania Holland has initiated proceedings to have the man declared a dangerous offender. He is expected to make his next appearance on June 16.

Despite pleading guilty in May, the man later told psychiatrists he didn't commit "any sexually abusive or inappropriate acts, detected or otherwise, since the early 1990s," says the evaluation by forensic psychiatrist Dr. Robert Brown and University of Alberta professor Liam Ennis.

"He insisted that he only pleaded guilty to the ... offences on the advice of legal counsel."

The man also denied any memory of the rapes and blamed his lack of recall on a brain injury he suffered when he was 13.

Tests showed the injury has not affected his ability to monitor and inhibit his sexual behaviour.

"(He) holds numerous attitudes and beliefs that support, justify and minimize his sexual offending," the psychiatric report says.

The man also sexually assaulted the girl's pets and killed some of them. The report says the man achieved the highest possible score on a test that screens for pedophilic interests.

Other tests showed he is not a psychopath, does not suffer from any cognitive impairment and is a moderate to high risk to reoffend.

Michael Chad Evans - Repeat Sex Offender

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

A registered sex offender living in Lakeland was arrested today after two children told police they had been sexually molested by him, Lakeland police said.

Michael Chad Evans, 33, was charged with two counts of sexual battery on a child under the age of 12, two counts of lewd molestation on a child under the age of 12 and violation of probation, according to police.

After his arrest at his home, 727 Hennessee St., police said, Evans confessed to the charges.

His probation was from a previous conviction, one on May 7, 1998, of sexual battery on a child under 12 years.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
..........Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch

Russell E. Gant - Claims the DEVIL made him molest that girl!

Gant admitted to touching the victim
and blamed the devil for his behavior


A 34-year-old man who told a sheriff’s detective that the devil made him touch and fondle a girl was arrested Tuesday and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct on a 12-year-old, according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report.

The victim told Detective Anthony Riggins that about seven years ago Russell E. Gant took her to an abandoned building and, once inside, pushed her against a wall and inappropriately touched her.

Riggins then contacted Gant, and he agreed to come to the Sheriff’s Office for an interview. During the interview, Gant admitted to touching the victim and blamed the devil for his behavior. Gant also told the detective that he regretted doing it and asked for forgiveness.

He was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail.

Leroy Schad - Child Molester claims punishment is "Pure hell"

"I don't think I deserve what I got"


Oh sure, he agrees he deserves SOMETHING, just not this. Like all child molesters he wants to choose his own punishment.

"It's been pure hell"

he said. What about his victim/s?

Under a judge's order, a man who has admitted molesting a boy has posted signs around his house and a decal on his car proclaiming that he is a sex offender.

The hand-painted signs reading "A Sex Offender Lives Here" are posted on all four sides of Leroy Schad's white house in this central Kansas town of only about 150 people. His vehicle has a large decal with bold yellow lettering reading "Sex Offender In This Car."



Schad, 72, was originally charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a 9-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy in 2005. He was allowed to plead guilty in March 2007 to a lesser charge of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child, and the original charges were dismissed.

District Judge Ron Svaty sentenced him to five years of probation and house arrest, and ordered him to post the signs during his punishment.

Schad is appealing the sign requirement. He could have faced about three years behind bars. He's appealing his sentence. Perhaps we should just send his ass to jail instead and see if he wants to appeal that too.

"I know that I deserve something for that, but I don't think I deserve what I got," he said.

The signs went up a few months ago. Schad said the loneliness and isolation imposed by the house arrest are the toughest to deal with.

"It's been pure hell," said Schad, who has lived in the town since 1971.

Svaty declined to comment on his ruling, citing Kansas rules of judicial conduct.

Defense attorney Joel Jackson would not comment beyond saying the signs were the judge's idea.

Ron Keefover, spokesman for the Kansas Supreme Court, said he could not remember any other sex offense case with similar conditions.

"I'm sure there is nothing specifically that says a court may sentence in this manner, but I think that the court has latitude in terms of the conditions it sets," said Helen Pedigo, executive director of the Kansas Sentencing Commission.

Neighbor Pete Witt said Shad does not create any problems.

"We have a lot more troubles with drugs in this town than we ever did with Leroy Schad," Witt said.

Schad admitted that he molested the boy but denied the other allegations. He said he took the plea deal to spare the children the ordeal of testifying and to "get this over with."


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

Roberto A. Pompa - Pleads guilty to child molestation

The case of a Bullhead City man charged with nine criminal counts for allegedly molesting two young girls ended Friday in a plea agreement.

Roberto A. Pompa, 50, had been charged with three counts of sexual conduct with a minor, four counts of child molestation and two counts of furnishing harmful items to a minor.

He pleaded guilty to one count of child molestation and two counts of attempted child molestation, Deputy Mohave County Attorney Megan McCoy said.

Under the plea agreement, Superior Court Commissioner Lee Jantzen will sentence Pompa on May 2 from 10 to 54 years in prison for the three charges. For the child molestation charge, he could receive 10-24 years in prison and would have to serve straight time or serve the entire prison sentence. The defendant will also undergo a mental health evaluation before sentencing. The two victims are his granddaughter and grandniece, McCoy said.

Pompa is being held without bond. He previously pleaded guilty in December 2007 for attempted failure to register as a sex offender and was sentenced in January to probation.

Family members said they first noticed a change to one of the girl's behavior earlier this year. One of the girls eventually told her mother that Pompa sexually molested her for several months. On Feb. 5, Bullhead City police interviewed the girls who were 8 and 9 years old at the time. Police arrested Pompa the next day after interviewing him. Pompa had been living with family members at two Bullhead City residences since May 2007, according to the Bullhead City Police Department.

Curtis Allen Rapp - Day Care Teacher turned Child Molester

A teacher at a private day care was charged with child molestation for allegedly fondling a 9-year-old girl who attended the school.

When interviewed by a detective, Rapp initially denied any wrongdoing, but court documents say he later confessed to putting his hand's down the girl's pants and fondling her.

Curtis Allen Rapp, 50, pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Detectives said the case came to light in early March when the girl told her grandmother that Rapp had touched her inappropriately.

According to court documents, the girl later told her parents and police that Rapp fondled her several times between June and September 2007 while she was attending the Small Faces Child Development center in North Seattle.

"Curtis wants the victim to sit on his lap...tickles her neck, back...and puts his hand into her pants," the documents read.

The girl said Rapp did the same thing to two other girls.

When interviewed by a detective, Rapp initially denied any wrongdoing, but court documents say he later confessed to putting his hand's down the girl's pants and fondling her.

According to court documents, he told police he "touched her both over and under her clothing for sexual gratification." He did not, however, confess to molesting any other children.

A Seattle police detective wrote in a statement of probable cause that Rapp said "I know it's wrong," after admitting the abuse.

Rapp has worked as a teacher at the day care since 2000 and supervises children ranging in age from 5 to 12.

He was placed on leave by the day care March 2 when the girl's parents and Child Protective Services officials informed the Small Faces director of the allegations.

Parents of the kids who attend the center described Rapp as a popular teacher who worked at a place they believed to be safe.

"He was a good teacher, a very esteemed teacher," said Penny Eachus. "It's such a wonderful place, it's a great school. Both of my kids have gone here."

Teachers at the schools did not want to comment, but the state Department of Early Learning said the day care did its job in trying to keep the kids safe as the center ran the required background checks, all of which Rapp passed.

Mathew Davis - Boy Scout Leader Child Moelster - GUILTY

After a week of deliberation, the 12-person jury found assistant Boy Scouts leader Mathew Davis guilty on three-of-the 10 charges he faced in the Humboldt County Superior Courthouse Tuesday.

Davis, a 25-year-old Eureka resident, was accused of molesting two 10-year-old brothers between July 2006 and April 5, 2007 — the day he was arrested.

He was convicted of possessing child pornography (California Penal Code 311.11 (a)) and two counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old — one for each boy (PC 288 (a)).

Davis was acquitted on two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14-years-old over a three-month period (PC 288.5 (a)); two counts of sodomy with a child under 14-years-old (PC 286); and three counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14-years-old (PC 288 (a)).

He faces an approximate maximum sentence of 10 years and eight months in state prison and will have to register as a sex offender with law enforcement agencies wherever he resides, Deputy District Attorney Arnie Klein said.

An unrelated charge will be brought before Judge Bruce Watson on April 2. Davis is accused of stealing a computer from a business he worked for. The computer was seized when Davis was arrested. A date for Davis’ sentencing hearing will be scheduled on April 2 as well.

Humboldt County Conflict Council Attorney Glenn Brown represented Davis, but was not available for comment.

“I’m just glad it ended with a result that resembles justice,” Klein said.

Spain admits "breakdown" in the judicial system

A man with two pedophilia convictions was allowed to go free and is now suspected of killing a 5-year-old girl. One of the convictions stemmed from sexual abuse of his own daughter, who was 5 at the time.

Spain is admitting errors in its judicial system after a man with two pedophilia convictions was allowed to go free and is now suspected of killing a 5-year-old girl.

Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega says the government will demand accountability in the string of errors that allowed 52-year-old suspect Santiago del Valle to stay out of jail despite the two convictions.

One of the convictions stemmed from sexual abuse of his own daughter, who was 5 at the time.

Fernandez de la Vega said Wednesday there had been "a breakdown in the system."

Del Valle and his sister Rosa appeared before a judge Thursday night in the southern city of Huelva and were ordered held in jail.

Brian P. Hinkley - Pleads guilty to child porn


A man listed on the state's sex offender registry for possessing sexually explicit material pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to two counts of possession of child pornography.

Brian P. Hinkley, 28, of Strong was ordered held by U.S. marshals after the hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. A sentencing date will be set later.

He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines, according to a news release from Gail Fisk Malone, assistant U.S. attorney.

Hinkley originally was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of transportation of child pornography after two search warrants were executed by federal authorities.

FBI agents conducted a search warrant at the Strong home he shared with his grandmother on July 21, 2005.

They seized his computer and other media and reported finding more than 500 images of child pornography, 143 of whom depicted minors who could be identified.

Later, in April 2006, Maine State Police executed a search warrant at the Sabattus home of a friend of Hinkley.

Hinkley stopped by the home nightly and used his laptop to log on to their wireless connection, according to Malone. In that raid, police seized his laptop and reported finding 300 images of child pornography, 80 of which had a minor who could be identified.

In interviews with police, Hinkley said he had several Internet accounts on which he stored pornographic images of children and that he was attracted to girls about 10 years old, according to the prosecutor's version of events.

Hinkley told authorities he was doing research for a book on pedophiles and how to protect children from them, but he had not written anything yet.

Hinkley's attorneys were unavailable for comment Tuesday night.

He was convicted Feb. 26, 2003, in Farmington District Court of possession of sexually explicit materials. He was given a 364-day suspended sentence and placed on probation for a year.

Vice Principal Shadrick Woods - Bathroom child molester

The Vice Principal of a Prince George's County Elementary School has been charged with sexually abusing a six year old boy.

nvestigators say the incidents happened in the bathroom at Gaywood Elementary School on at least two occasions since last December.

Vice Principal Shadrick Woods turned himself in this morning to face charges.

The boy's mother, whose name we are not using to protect her son's identity, tells 9NEWS NOW she discovered the abuse when her son brought home an expensive toy.

"Basically he came home with a Gameboy and I asked him where he got it. He said the vice principal gave it to him for good behavior."

After questioning him about the gift from 39 year old Vice Principal Shadrick Woods-she says her six year old son-told her what had been going on in the bathroom at school.

"He told me whenever he would go into the bathroom and the Vice Principal would see him, he would follow him in and tuck in his shirt. He didn't understand why it had to be tucked in his underwear. I asked him point blank if he had been touched and he told me yes," the mom says.

She believes the incidents had been going on for months, and think prosecutors should throw the book at Woods.

"He need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I think it's horrible he's around these kids. They trust him. My son trusted him and he used that trust to do whatever he wanted to do with him."

School officials reassigned Woods on March 10th after learning about the allegations. The Prince George's County Grand Jury has now handed down a four count indictment against Woods--for two separate incidents at the school since last December.

"There are two counts of third degree sex offense and two counts of child sex abuse as well," Prince George's County Prosecutor Glenn Ivey says.

The little boy's mother and stepdad-who have five kids at Gaywood Elementary says the six year old finally feels safe going back to school.

"Right now I'm focusing on my son. He's the most important thing to me. He's in therapy. I want to make sure he doesn't have any lasting effects from this."

Woods is out of jail after posting $50,000 bond. He'll be arraigned within 30 days.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

James Bateman - Repeat Sex Offender - ONE DAY AFTER RELEASE

High-risk sex offender James Bateman, who was released Thursday, March 20 from Kingston Penitentiary, lasted little more than a day on the outside before violating parole and going back to jail.

Bateman was arrested on Friday, March 21 by Kingston Police after allegedly threatening children in a playground next to the residence where he stayed on the first night of his release.

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

Kingston Police Chief Bill Closs issued a public warning about the release of the repeat sex offender whose crimes go back 20 years and involve women and children.

Bateman had been released early Thursday morning from KP after serving a two- year term for breaching conditions of a court order he was on following an earlier federal release.

Bateman was arrested after a Kingston police officer was on his way to do a curfew check on Bateman at about 9:30 p.m. Friday. Two children who were playing basketball on school grounds informed the officer that a man had yelled death threats at them only moments earlier.

The alleged threats came only 36 hours after Bateman’s release.

Bateman was charged with two counts of threatening and one count of breach of probation.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
..........Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch

Monday, March 24, 2008

Apologist Scumbag Judge Selling out Childrens Rights

"These comments trivialise the crime and make it more difficult for victims – who always feel it is their fault and often don't believe they will be taken seriously – to come forward,"

A children's charity attacked a judge yesterday, claiming he was "trivialising" child abuse and making it harder for victims to come forward, after a second sentence he imposed on a child molester was referred to the Court of Appeal because of its leniency.

The child protection charity Kidscape also argued that the judiciary should be given training on the effect of their post-sentence comments.

Judge Julian Hall faced strong criticism yesterday for imposing a three-year supervision order on a 17-year-old boy who abused two children, a girl aged five and a boy of seven. Judge Hall said he did not believe the teenager was sufficiently dangerous to be imprisoned. A two-year jail sentence Judge Hall passed on window cleaner Keith Fenn, 25, last year for raping a 10-year-old girl was doubled by the Court of Appeal. The judge was criticised for describing the victim as "a very young woman of 10" who "liked to dress provocatively". The judge had also previously caused controversy when he suggested another convicted molester buy his six-year-old victim a bike.

Yesterday, Claude Knights, the director of Kidscape, said such comments and the "derisory" sentences sent the wrong message to victims and parents. "These comments trivialise the crime and make it more difficult for victims – who always feel it is their fault and often don't believe they will be taken seriously – to come forward," she said.

Child expert Dr Pat Spungin, who runs the Raisingkids website, said: "The public tends to judge a crime by the sentence, so the sentence should reflect the seriousness of it."

Ronald L. Farrar - Repeat Sex Offender molested 3 year old child, sentenced under Jessica's Law

the child in the most recent case
is the daughter of the man
who was a victim of Farrar's
previous sexual assaults.


Farrar is a repeat sex offender. He was found guilty in 1991 in Aroostook County of two counts of gross sexual assault, two counts of unlawful sexual contact, and assault, and was sentenced to four years in jail, all but one year suspended and five years' probation, according to Waldo County Assistant District Attorney Eric Walker.


A 20-year prison term handed down Friday to a Waldo County man who sexually assaulted a 3-year-old relative is among the first sentences in the state imposed under the 2006 "Jessica's law," which prescribes harsher penalties for repeat offenders and for sex offenses against young children.

Ronald L. Farrar, 59, of Waldo, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, which a state corrections official likened to lifetime probation.

Farrar pleaded guilty on July 10, 2007, in Waldo County Superior Court before Justice Nancy Mills to charges of gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and visual sexual aggression. The offenses, all involving the same girl, occurred Oct. 6, 2006, at Farrar's home.

Farrar confessed to police that he assaulted the child while baby-sitting her. He told them he was sexually frustrated, anxious and depressed because of a recent bankruptcy filing.

The sentencing hearing Friday in Kennebec County Superior Court was continued from one on Nov. 28, 2007, when Mills halted it and ordered Farrar to undergo a psychological-competency evaluation.

In 2006, the Maine Legislature set 20 years as the base sentence for an offender convicted of gross sexual assault against a child younger than 12. However, the law permits a judge to deviate from the 20 years and does not limit the portion of the sentence that can be suspended, according to Evert Fowle, district attorney in Kennebec and Somerset counties.

The bill initially considered by the Legislature called for mandatory 25-year sentences for first-time offenders convicted of gross sexual assault against a child younger than 12, and life in prison for repeat offenders.

Geoffrey Rushlau, district attorney for Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties and president of the Maine Prosecutors' Association, said Friday he believes Farrar might be the first person to be sentenced under the new version of the law.

"I have not heard from my colleagues that anyone else has been sentenced under that," Rushlau said. "It's hard to think of anybody that merits it more."

Farrar is a repeat sex offender. He was found guilty in 1991 in Aroostook County of two counts of gross sexual assault, two counts of unlawful sexual contact, and assault, and was sentenced to four years in jail, all but one year suspended and five years' probation, according to Waldo County Assistant District Attorney Eric Walker.

Walker said the child in the most recent case is the daughter of the man who was a victim of Farrar's previous sexual assaults.

Walker said the child is the fourth victim of a sex crime by Farrar. "He has gone to prison, gone to jail and been through counseling," Walker said. "He obviously knew this behavior was not acceptable."

Denise Lord, deputy commissioner of the Department of Corrections, said supervised released would be similar to a lifetime probation.

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