Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Richard Lee Minch - Repeat Sex Offender - SIXTH Strike

1. In 1979, Minch was convicted of indecent exposure after an incident where he blocked the path of a young woman walking with her baby, exposed his penis and began masturbating.

2. In 1984, Minch was again convicted of indecent exposure for exposing his penis to two fourteen-year-old girls outside of Wyoming High School.

3. The same year, Minch, then 24 years-old, sexually molested a six-year old child.

4. In January 1992, Minch was convicted for Attempted Criminal Sexual Conduct in the third degree after he stole a young woman's purse and jacket and then attempted to lure her into a wooded area claiming he had found her belongings. Minch was found hiding in the woods nearby possessing a ski mask, handcuffs, gloves, wire cord, a plastic gun, a knife, a jar of Vaseline, and various sex toys.

5. In June 1994, Minch was convicted of felony extortion and indecent exposure for calling a Mother Hubbard convenience store, claiming to have a gun trained on the store, demanding money, and then instructing the female attendant to commit sexual acts on herself. Police located Minch pulled up next to a pay phone, masturbating in his car. Having violated his probation from the 1992 conviction, Minch was sentenced to prison on August 9, 1994, and was discharged on June 25, 2005.

6. On October 1, 2005, less than four months later, Minch was convicted of trespassing in an area where there had been complaints of a male exposing himself and masturbating while wearing a ski mask. Upon arrest, police found a ski mask in his car.

7. In November 2005, Defendant was convicted of failure to register as a sex offender.

United States Attorneys have announced that a Wyoming man pled guilty to charges of extortion and child pornography.

They say Richard Lee Minch, 48, from Wyoming attempted to extort money from a business by threatening to shoot the employee and that he produced images of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Minch will be sentenced in the near future.
According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Donald Davis, Minch faces a sentence of 15 to 50 years in prison and fines up to $500,000.
Investigators say that from November 2, 2008, to January 15, 2009, Minch made multiple threatening and harassing phone calls to stores, restaurants and tanning salons in more than ten states. They say if a female answered the business phone Minch claimed that he had a gun pointed at her and others from outside and threatened to shoot her if she did not follow his instructions.

Minch sometimes demanded money and then asked sexually suggestive questions of the females, including having them describe their body and clothing. In some cases he demanded the victims perform a sexual act on themselves or someone else.
Also, investigators say Minch called minor girls advertising babysitting services on Craigslist. They say he convinced a 13-year-old that he was a CIA Operative and she followed his instructions to take naked photographs of herself.
The investigation was done by the FBI, the FBI Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force in Grand Rapids, the Kent County Sheriff's Department, the Grand Rapids Police Department and other investigators from across the country.

The United States Attorney's Office of Western Michigan also credited the arrest as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. The project partners work to educate local communities about the dangers of online child exploitation and to teach children how to protect themselves.

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

George Morgan - Repeat Sex Offender - Arrested for abuse of 9 year old

Police arrested George Morgan, 22, of Nebraska City Thursday afternoon for suspicion of first degree sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl.

Deputy Otoe County Attorney Tim Noerrlinger said out of concern for public safety he expects to ask for a bond in excess of $150,000 at Morgan’s court appearance on Monday.
Morgan, who is listed on the Nebraska sex offender registry, was arrested in 2005 and charged with the first degree sexual assault of six-year-old Nebraska City girl.
In the 2005 case, District Judge Randall Rehmeier ordered a psychiatric examination to determine if Morgan was competent to stand trial. The state later entered a plea agreement dropping the charge to attempted second degree sexual assault.

Morgan completed a one year sentence after 246 days the Otoe County Detention Center in April of 2006.

He was ordered to comply with the Nebraska sexual offender registry, but his address is not published on the state’s publicly accessible website for sex offenders. The state publishes the addresses of “level 3” offenders, which are considered to be at a high risk to re-offend.

In the 2005 case, Morgan was held on a $25,000 bond.

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

Sean Hale - Repeat Sex Offender - Compulsive Pervert


Ada County Prosecutors says a violent sex predator is back to his old ways.

Sean Hale, 44, is accused of two very serious crimes -- sexual abuse of a minor and possession of sexually exploitative materials.

"Mr. Hale are you currently working?" asked Judge Theresa Gardunia.

"No," Hale replied over closed circuit video.

"When is the last time that you worked Mr. Hale?"

"Two-and-a-half to three years ago."

"How are you supporting yourself?"

"I live with friends," replied Hale.

This early questioning is meant to determine whether Hale would receive a court appointed lawyer.
It's strictly routine, but so is Hale's appearance in court because this is far from his first time.

In 1994 he was found guilty of a series of very similar crimes involving rape, rape of a child, and child molestation in Washington, so he's already a registered violent sexual predator.
His latest endeavor took place on July 21 with his 16-year-old niece and her 15-year-old boyfriend when he allegedly took them swimming at a private pool.

"He told the female to remove her clothing -- to remove her shirt -- so he could take a picture of her holding her breasts," said the deputy prosecuting attorney.

Soon he got her boyfriend in on the act and took even more pictures until prosecutors say they refused to perform one of Hale's requested poses.

"On the way home from swimming, he informed the male victim not to put back on his clothes, so he rode home naked on this occasion. He also told the female victim to pose sexy and he took pictures with his cell phone," said the prosecutor.

But the photo shoot didn't end there.

Officials say when they got home, he took the boy into a back room, made him watch a pornographic video and took even more pictures.

Those pictures soon led to his capture when one of the victim's friends, who was outside at the time, asked Hale to use his cell phone.

"Mr. Hale said, 'Don't look at my pictures.' And she did so anyway and saw explicit pictures of both the female victim and the male victim," the prosecutor said.

Hale will be back in court in a couple weeks for a preliminary hearing.

Until then, he'll remain in the Ada County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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

Donald Bruce Vechik - Repeat Sex Offender - 75 year sentence


A 59-year-old man with a history of child molestation was sentenced today to 75 years to life in state prison by a Placer County judge.
Donald Bruce Vechik received the sentence from Superior Court Judge Mark S. Curry following a May 15 conviction by jury trial of four felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a six-year-old girl.
Before sending the defendant to prison, Curry noted that Vechik had a prior conviction for molesting his own daughter. He called Vechik a “threat to society” and a “predator who apparently cannot stop from molesting children.”

Vechik was prosecuted by Jeff Wood and Jennifer Miszkewycz, deputy district attorneys for Placer County.

“It was an appropriate sentence based on the conduct of the defendant and his history of molestation,” Wood said.
Miszkewycz said Vechik, because of his criminal history and a prior strike for child molestation, will be required to serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole.
“This would amount to nearly 65 years in prison,” she said.
During trial, Wood and Miszkewycz established that Vechik befriended a woman and her six-year-old daughter in the Cisco Grove area in 2008.

Vechik and the woman were neighbors at a motel and the defendant offered to watch the daughter and to give her rides to school.
However, school officials checked out a report about the defendant’s background, discovered that he was a registered sex offender and notified Placer County Child Protective Services.

An investigation by that agency and interviews with the child indicated that she had been inappropriately touched by the defendant, Miszkewycz said.

Vechik was prosecuted on five charges of lewd conduct upon the child. The jury found him not guilty on one of the counts.

The jury found that two special allegations – that the defendant committed the lewd acts with a prior sex offense and that he had served prison time – were true. The findings enhanced the amount of prison time to be served.

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

Olin Dudley Stevens - Repeat Sex Offender - Plus Failure to Register

A Waterville man in jail on child molestation charges is now facing federal prison time.
38-year-old Olin Dudley Stevens is behind bars at the Maine State Prison for sexually assaulting two girls younger than 14, back in 2007.
He's serving an 8-year sentence.

Now, he's also facing seven years in federal prison for not registering as a sex offender when he moved to Maine from Rhode Island.

Some of that will be served concurrently with his state sentence.
Stevens was required to register as a sex offender in Rhode Island, following conviction on two sexual assault charges in 1993.
"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Richard King - Repeat Sex Offender - Gets 13 year sentence


A Level 2 sex offender who was found guilty of six sex crimes on May 21 following his trial in Delaware County Court was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Monday.

Richard King, 57, of Delhi, was charged with two counts each of felony first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree sexual abuse and misdemeanor counts of forcible touching and endangering the welfare of child following incidents on July 20, 2008. He was accused of touching the crotch of an 11-year-old boy.
King turned down a negotiated plea deal in January in which he would plead guilty to attempted sexual abuse and receive a sentence of 11/2-to-3 years.
Delaware County Judge Carl Becker sentenced King to 61/2 years on each of the first-degree sexual abuse charges, to run consecutively, and one year on each of the other four charges, to run concurrently.
Delaware County District Attorney Richard Northrup said King was previously classified as a Level 2 sex offender, and that despite completing his entire prison sentence, he was "unable to conduct himself in society after he was paroled.

"His victim was a very naive and trusting boy," Northrup added. "And even after luring the boy to an isolated spot, he invited a Level 3 sex offender to join them."
Northrup said the boy was traumatized.
"It's obvious he was affected by this," Northrup said, adding that King "deserved to be sentenced to the longest term in state prison the court can impose."
Nathan Garland, King's attorney, countered that the contact King had with the boy was "relatively minor _ it was over clothing and lasted for only seconds."

During a felony hearing in Delhi Town Court on July 24, 2008, the boy said he asked King to teach him a wrestling move. He said he had King in a headlock and King put his thumb under the child's chin to make him release the hold.

The boy said that during the wrestling move, King touched him in the crotch briefly. The boy added that King touched his crotch again while they were walking.

He said he kicked and punched King after the second incident.

King said Monday that the boy had not told the truth about the event. He said the investigators said the boy's story was inconsistent.

"At the felony hearing, there was yet another version and another version 10 months later at trial," King said. "Something is not right here. I say I stand before you today and innocent man."
Becker said, "I agree with you _ something is not right here. You had a premeditated course of conduct that culminated in getting the boy to the park that day.

"If I Googled ' sexual predator,' I would expect your face to come up," Becker added. "Your demeanor here today expresses no regret.
"It's the court's fault for letting evidence in; it's the jury's fault for not listening; it's the boy's fault for lying," Becker chided King.
"This was a premeditated series of events," Becker added. "You bought cigars, you bought beer and then you invited a friend over."
Terry A. Pitt, 41, of Delhi, is a convicted Level 3 sex offender who was charged with a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child in relation to King's case.

Northrup said Pitt pleaded guilty to the charge.

King was convicted of second-degree promoting prostitution and profiting from the prostitution of someone younger than 16 on March 9, 1992. The charges involved a 14-year-old girl.

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

Kevin Riddle - Repeat Sex Offender - Gets help from infants mother

A CONVICTED sex offender, who was banned from any contact with children under the age of 16, persuaded the mother of a six-month-old baby to send him pictures of her son and another six-month-old boy.

Police monitoring his actions found the photographs on his mobile phone. When asked about them, he at first claimed he did not know how they had got into his phone, but then admitted he had met the children.

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, 39-year old Kevin Riddle of Pennywell Medway, Edinburgh, pleaded guilty to two breaches of the Sexual Offences Act by having contact with the infants between 18 June and 29 December last year.
Fiscal Depute, Ruth Ross-Davie, told Sheriff Derrick McIntyre that in May 1998, Riddle was jailed for seven years at the High Court for Lewd and Libidinous practices and sodomy. He was released on licence in December 2002, but in 2005 he went missing from his address.

He was traced in April 2007, his licence revoked and returned to prison. He was released again in November of that year. On 18 June last year he was made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order prohibiting him from "forming an association or approaching, speaking to or communicating in any way, directly or indirectly, with anyone under the age of 16".
Ms Ross-Davie said Riddle had befriended the father of one of the babies and met the mother and the child in their home on two occasions. Also present had been the other mother and child. Riddle was shown photographs of the two children on a mobile phone and asked if they could be sent to him. The pictures were sent to his mobile in September.

The Fiscal said police officers monitoring Riddle under the Prevention Order inspected his mobile and found the pictures.

Defence agent, Kenneth McFarlane, said that when Riddle was in the company of the children, adults were always present. His client, he said, had obtained employment with an insurance company, but when he found out there was a creche facility there he left, concerned that that might breach the Order. Since then he had been out of work.

Sheriff McIntyre deferred sentence until September for reports and a risk assessment.

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

Audey Frances Murphy - Repeat Sex Offender - Guilty


Audey Frances Murphy, 45, of Dundalk, Md., pleaded guilty today to possession of child pornography, announced U. S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein, as a result of an investigation involving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ).
According to his plea agreement, Murphy was sentenced to eight years in prison on Jan. 31, 2001, after being convicted of second degree rape in state court involving the repeated sexual abuse of a minor female over a two year period, beginning when the victim was 11 years old. As a result of the conviction, Murphy was required to register as a sex offender.
Murphy was released from custody in November 2006, but in October 2007, a family member reported to authorities that Murphy had unauthorized contact with minors, specifically, that Murphy had picked up his brother's minor children from school. Murphy was arrested on Oct. 11, 2007, was found to be in violation of his parole and ordered to serve the balance of his original sentence, which translated into a projected release date in January 2009.
An unrelated child pornography investigation led Maryland State Police to the Dundalk home of Murphy's mother on Nov. 15, 2007. Murphy's mother confirmed that Murphy had lived in her upstairs bedroom, and that he had used the computers in both his room and in the den. On March 3, 2008, Maryland State Police executed a search warrant at the residence and seized the computers, including the computer from Murphy's bedroom. Forensic analysis of the computer revealed 71 videos of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including a video depicting bondage and bestiality with a pre-pubescent female.
Murphy faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, followed by supervised release up to life. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz scheduled sentencing for Sept. 24, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section ( CEOS ), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov. Details about Maryland's program are available at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/md/Safe-Childhood/index.html.

Rosenstein praised ICE and the Maryland State Police for their investigation. Rosenstein also thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Solette A. Magnelli and Judson T. Mihok, who are prosecuting the case.

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

Monday, July 27, 2009

Eric Searles - Repeat Sex Offender - Civilly Committed

Law enforcement isn't alone in wanting Searles in custody, in treatment and under supervision. His father and brother, who were unaware of Searles's commitment, said they support the idea.


Despite a record of sexual assaults and other offenses, Eric Searles has managed to avoid jail time for some of those crimes because he has been deemed incompetent to stand trial. But he's free no longer.
A probate court judge has involuntarily committed Searles to a psychiatric hospital for treatment, according to court records.
Hillsborough County prosecutor Michael Valentine initiated Searles's commitment this month after witnessing Searles cycle through the courts with no consequences and no treatment.

"Even after he has been found incompetent and released, he has committed additional offenses, some of which are potentially serious sex offenses," Valentine said. "While (Searles) may not be competent to stand trial, he's not safe to be at liberty."

On July 14, Hillsborough County Probate Court Judge Christina O'Neill granted Valentine's request and ordered Searles be held at the secure psychiatric unit inside the state prison for up to five years. She did so after two doctors found his mental illness made him dangerous, court records said.
Searles, 47 and homeless, sexually assaulted one woman in a Concord coin laundry in January 2008, according to court records. He did so, the records said, while on bail for raping a woman in Hooksett whom he'd met at a homeless shelter.
And shortly before the Hooksett arrest, Searles had been found incompetent in Hillsborough County Superior Court on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.
Court records show that Searles denies criminal responsibility for the sexual assaults, fails to understand his need for treatment, and suffers from paranoia and delusional thinking.
"His insight and judgment are clearly severely impaired due to his psychosis," wrote Dr. Timothy Breitholtz after evaluating Searles for the court.

But it's unlikely Searles will remain committed for the entire five years. Patients are released on a conditional discharge once medical staff believe they are well enough to return to society.

Upon release they must remain on their medication and meet regularly with a case worker or counselor, but they are not under close daily supervision.

In an interview this month, Dr. Alexander de Nesnera, associate medical director for the state hospital, said only 5 percent of the people involuntarily committed to the hospital stay the full five years. The average stay is 10 days, he said. The stays can be longer at the secure psychiatric unit, where Searles is being held.
Law enforcement isn't alone in wanting Searles in custody, in treatment and under supervision. His father and brother, who were unaware of Searles's commitment, said they support the idea.
"We've all tried to help him," said Tom Searles of Manchester, Searles's oldest brother. "Everybody is burned out trying to help him. I only wish the best for my brother. He's in a place where he needs to be right now."

Searles's father, 82-year-old Gordon Searles of Manchester, stopped talking with his son more than 10 years ago because of Eric Searles's criminal activities. Like Tom Searles, Gordon Searles said he encouraged his son to get help for years.

"He's been in and out of jail so many times," Gordon Searles said. "He's never learned."

Eric Searles grew up in Manchester, the youngest of Gordon and Norma Searles's six children. Gordon Searles said his youngest son showed no signs of troubling behavior. After high school, Searles joined the Army, following the lead of his father and older brothers.

Tom Searles said Eric Searles was stabbed near the heart and nearly died during assignment to Fort Benning in Georgia in the 1980s. He said he didn't know the circumstances and still isn't sure whether his brother was given an honorable or dishonorable discharge. But he came home a different person, he said.

"He wasn't right ever since he came home from the service," Tom Searles said. He abused drugs and alcohol, Tom Searles said, and refused to get treatment.

Immediately after his discharge, Eric Searles stayed with his parents in Manchester while he looked for a place to live, Gordon Searles said. A $30,000 coin collection the couple had inherited from Norma Searles's father went missing. Gordon Searles said he's always believed his son stole it and spent much of it on drugs.
Eric Searles eventually married and had a son. When his son was still a baby, Searles, then 27, sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in Vermont, according to court records. He and two other men met the girl and invited her to join them at a party. Searles and one of the men drove the girl to a dam, where both forced her to have sex with them, court records said.
A jury convicted Searles of sexual assault, and he was sentenced to 6 to 10 years in prison. He was paroled in 1995 with a requirement that he register as a sex offender for life.

It was in Vermont that Gordon Searles last spoke to his son at any length. When his wife died in 2002, his son was in jail or prison, Gordon Searles said. He was escorted to his mother's burial site by corrections staff - after everyone else in the family had paid their respects and left, Gordon Searles said.

Eric Searles and his wife tried to patch things up after his release from the Vermont prison, Tom Searles said. The couple had another child, but as the marriage fell apart, Eric Searles's behavior became worse, his brother said.

In the last several years, court records suggest, Eric Searles's criminal behavior has escalated. He was arrested in 2005 in Hillsborough County for failing to register as a sex offender.

He was released on bail after his attorney questioned Searles's competency to stand trial. While on bail, Searles was also charged by the Bedford police for failing to register, according to court records.
Searles was found incompetent to stand trial and released. A suspect is determined incompetent to stand trial when his mental state makes it impossible for him to participate in his own defense.
Less than five months later, in November 2007, Searles was arrested and charged with raping the woman in Hooksett. He was released on bail after his attorney again raised the competency issue.

While on bail, Searles was charged by the Concord police in January 2008 with sexually assaulting the woman in the coin laundry. He was again found incompetent to stand trial but considered "restorable" if he received treatment. But the treatment was not mandated or provided by the court, and it appears from court records that Searles didn't get help.

By August 2008, courts with cases against Searles had dismissed their charges against him because he'd been found incompetent. In January of this year, Searles was arrested again, this time in Gilford, and charged with failing to register. In April, a doctor again found Searles not competent to stand trial.

It was then that Valentine decided to ask his county's probate court to commit Searles involuntarily to the secure psychiatric unit.

Valentine said if Searles is "restored" to competency through medication and treatment, he and other prosecutors can refile their charges against him, as long as the statute of limitations has not expired.

"If not," Valentine said, "our charges will get dismissed, and he will be dealt with in the mental health system."
Tom Searles is concerned about what happens when his brother is released. His family no longer trusts him, and he's lost his relationships with his children and ex-wife, Tom Searles said.
"They cannot release him without parole or supervision and requirement that he attend (substance abuse) meetings," he said. "He makes bad decisions.

"The best thing that could happen is that he gets released to a halfway house or something and has to work and stay in his (meeting) groups," Tom Searles said. "He needs that support if he's ever going to get better. If they are not competent, you can't just let them go. He's a danger to society."

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

Frank Guzman - Repeat Sex Offender - FOURTH Strike


A 51-year-old registered sex offender has been arrested and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, the St. Petersburg Times reported.

Frank Guzman's first arrest for lewd and lascivious fondling of a child came in 1986, the second came in 1996 and the third in 1997. The Hudson man was convicted in each case, the newspaper reported.

The latest allegations stem from a July 19 incident in Hudson involving two girls, ages 10 and 12, a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

He faces a possible life sentence if convicted.

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

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Jeffrey Boushee - Repeat Sex Offender - Turns into Internet Predator


A registered Connecticut sex offender from Norwich is facing new charges involving Internet pornography.
Jeffrey Boushee, 27, is accused of trading sexually explicit images and using an Internet Webcam to engage in lewd sexual acts with a 13-year-old California girl.
Police say a search of Boushee's computer turned up evidence of child porn as well and instant messages to girls in several states.

Boushee's criminal history includes a conviction in 2000 involving a 9-year-old girl.

Jeffrey Boushee, a registered sex offender from Norwich, Conn., was arrested on suspicion of a probation violation: having child pornography on his computer.

Connecticut probation officials found evidence of additional alleged victims that Boushee was communicating with in other states.

In March, the Thousand Oaks Police Department received a report that a 13-year-old girl from Thousand Oaks was communicating online with a man, authorities said. The two engaged in lewd acts using a webcam and exchanged explicit photographs, police said.

The girl realized it was wrong and told her parents, who reported it to police, authorities said.

Thousand Oaks Detective Anthony Aguirre, a member of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, then assumed the girl’s identity and continued to communicate online with the suspect to obtain more evidence, police said.

In addition to charges in Connecticut, Boushee faces a Ventura County arrest warrant alleging the sending of harmful material to a minor and lewd acts with a child. It was unclear Friday if authorities here would seek extradition.

Boushee is being held on $150,000 bond and is to appear Sept. 9 in Norwich Superior Court

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

Internet paedophile network ‘Boylover’ closed

The community 'Boylover "defends" the alleged romantic idea of free and consensual sex between adults and minors. As reported by the police, the three arrested, MGS, PGI and JCB, are charged with crimes of possession and distribution of child pornography via the Internet and child sexual abuse.

Internet paedophile network ‘Boylover’ closed as police swoop on three Spanish cities.

The Civil Guard has arrested in Malaga, Seville and Madrid three members of the internet community 'Boylover' which encouraged sex with minors.
The community 'Boylover "defends" the alleged romantic idea of free and consensual sex between adults and minors. As reported by the police, the three arrested, MGS, PGI and JCB, are charged with crimes of possession and distribution of child pornography via the Internet and child sexual abuse.
The investigation began in December 2008 after a national alert to the Guardia Civil on the existence of a community forum called 'Boylover' where users comment in favour of paedophilia. After several investigations on the user, the agents found out that it originated from a medical school, and through chats and conversations with young people to another user in Seville, who it was presumed had intimate relationships with minors.
While searching his home, the Civil Guard has found various medical tests, that were used in order to have physical contact with minors who had previously been contacted through chats to young people
In parallel, a company providing Internet services made a complaint to the Civil Guard to identify their own forum in which different messages, like the previous one, made arguments for paedophilia.
Immediately the police proceeded to arrest the user and found several files on computer containing child pornography and evidence of his constant harassment of minors on the Internet for personal images through web cameras, or in the worst cases, personal appointments with them.

“I am not going to stop until I get the answers I want. Somebody is going to pay for this.”

A TEENAGER who repeatedly raped a young boy was on the sex offenders’ register and being supervised when the attacks happened, the Echo can reveal today.

Those charged with monitoring the known paedophile included the scandal-hit social services department at the Vale of Glamorgan council.

Three social workers already face losing their jobs over another case in which a teenage paedophile was placed with a foster family whose children he went onto abuse.

Now officials still reeling from that scandal have confirmed an investigation has begun into what went wrong in this case.

The mother of the victim, who was seven when the attacks began and is now 10, told the Echo her family has been “massively let down” by those whose job it is to protect them.

She believes authorities put the interests of the sex offender and the protection of his identity above the safety of her son.

“Now things have been put in place to stop him (the offender) having contact with other children, but weren’t they in place at the time he abused my son?” said the mum, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

“This whole thing has put me on the ropes, but if they think for one second I will stop fighting they are wrong.

“I am not going to stop until I get the answers I want. Somebody is going to pay for this.”

The 16-year-old paedophile was ordered to be detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act by Cardiff’s most senior judge in a hearing at the city’s Crown Court a week ago.

THE two-year campaign of abuse did not come to light until the young victim broke down and told his mum.

The abuse began soon after the elder boy moved into the area from England where he had been convicted of inciting a male child into sexual activity when he was just 12.

He had appeared before a youth court in England and was not jailed. Instead, he was given a 10-month referral order, usually given to minor first-time offenders and under which the offender is required to meet authorities regularly to address their behaviour.

Confidential documents seen by the Echo also confirm he was placed on the sex offenders’ register for two-and-a-half years.

The mother of the South Wales victim told the Echo that she was devastated when her boy, then nine, came to her in 2008 and told her what had been going on for two years.

“There are two things you dread happening to your children as a parent: one is losing your child and the other is this,” she said.

“Brokenhearted is not the word. This is something that I really felt would actually put me in a mental institution because it has gone round and round in my head.

“Sometimes this lad was staying around my house two to three days in a row and nobody ever said anything to me. At one time it felt like he had moved in.”

The 29-year-old, who has now moved her family to the Midlands, said she had no idea the boy she thought was friends with both her son and daughter was under the supervision of officials from the Youth Offending Team in the Vale of Glamorgan council.

Every local authority has a YOT made up of social workers, the police, probation service, health, education, drug and housing officers.

“The night I was told what had happened it was like I split into two people with one side of me feeling like I wanted to go and attack the boy who had done this to my child and the other part of me was saying I shouldn’t do that because it’s the wrong thing to do,” said the mother.

The paedophile admitted six charges of rape and two of sexual assault against her son – specimen examples of a prolonged course of conduct.

He was also charged with sexual offences against her daughter, now 14.

But in a letter to her mother Assistant District Crown Prosecutor Catrin Davies said despite her wish that they should also proceed with these charges, his not guilty pleas had been accepted.

Ms Davies said they decided not to proceed to trial in relation to alleged offences against the daughter as he would inevitably face a lengthy prison sentence for the offences committed against her brother and it would not be in the interests of the children to put them through a trial.

The mum said the police investigation and the court case has taken a heavy toll on herself, her husband, also 29, and their children.

She said they felt they had to get away to another part of the country after both children were bullied and the family was verbally abused and had their car and house vandalised after her children made allegations against the teenager.

She also blames herself for not noticing that something was wrong.

“I blame myself for not noticing the signs. I pride myself on the fact that I know my kids so well.

“My son had withdrawn into himself, but I thought maybe he was worried about me because doctors had found a cyst on my brain.

“He now has a medical stress disorder and coughs constantly, which is an effect of the abuse. He also bites all the skin off his fingers and picks holes in his head because of the stress.

“Both my children have had nose bleeds due to stress and stopped eating.”

She added: “I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.”

“Our family has got a life sentence.”

The Vale of Glamorgan council said it cannot provide detail about individual cases.

But Philip Evans, chairman of the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, said: “Due to the serious nature of the offences committed by this young person, the Local Safeguarding Children Board requested that all relevant agencies reviewed their involvement in the case.

“This work has been underway for some months. The board expects the reports from all the agencies to be completed soon, including any lessons to be learned and recommendations for action.

“These reports will be considered by the board when finalised.”

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

Kenneth Morton - Repeat Sex Offender - Captured Absconder

"He somehow believes that he's above the law and that if he can get away with it he will," said the mother of one of Morton's alleged pre-teen victims.

"I know that I'm one of three women who has female children who he has been able to make believe that he is a safe and good man," she said.



A convicted sex offender who went on the lam is back in jail.

Kenneth Morton was found Saturday night in Rivera Beach's Phil Foster Park.

The State Attorney's Office says Morton is accused of preying on girls as young as 11.

He was out on probation for trying to lure a pair of underage girls in front of the Boynton Beach Mall when he disappeared.

Morton is being held without bail and is expected to go before a judge Monday morning.

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

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bernard Roldan - Repeat Sex Offender - Gets only 8 years for molesting 6 year old boy


An Atlantic City man was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday after he accosted a 6-year-old boy in a casino arcade, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel said.
Bernard Roldan, 45, pleaded guilty in April to one count of sexual assault, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Ellen Loughney said. He admitted that on Aug. 18, 2008, he rubbed his genitals against a 6-year-old Jersey City boy who was playing an arcade game at Harrah's Resort. He was arrested that day at the casino and indicted Dec. 4.
Roldan served four years in prison for a similar offense and was released in November 2006, according to the state Department of Corrections Web site.

Roldan must serve 85 percent of Friday's sentence before being eligible for parole, Loughney said. He will be subject to registration under Megan's Law and parole supervision for the rest of his life.

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

Joel T. Kohlmann - Repeat Sex Offender - Compulsive Freak

Other past offenses, according to Kohlmann’s admissions, include exposing himself to 12 people under the age of 18 and having sexual contact with five children, ages 5 to 14.


A convicted sex offender was charged Friday for allegedly exposing himself to a gas station clerk in Adell four times in recent weeks.

Joel T. Kohlmann, 36, of rural Adell, in each case waited until the same female clerk was alone in the store, said Capt. Dave Adams of the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department. The offenses occurred at the Adell Mini-Mart, 127 Edgewood Ave.

Kohlmann, of N1442 Highway 28, is charged with three counts of misdemeanor lewd and lascivious behavior, each of which carries a maximum penalty of nine months in jail. He is being held on a $500 cash bond.

A criminal complaint said Kohlmann entered the store about 5:20 a.m. on July 6, July 17 and Wednesday. Each time he picked out two sodas from a rack and the back of the store and walked up to the counter with his genitals exposed.

Kohlmann also came to the store at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, but other customers were in the store and he did not expose himself. He was arrested later Thursday and admitted to intentionally exposing himself to the woman three times and to clerks on an unspecified evening, as well, the complaint said.

Kohlmann told police he hoped the woman would be attracted to him after seeing his genitals.

Court records show Kohlmann was convicted of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 in 1999. He also has a history of exposing himself.

Kohlmann was charged in 1999 for exposing himself 16 times to a bartender at the Eagle’s Club in Plymouth. He was convicted on five counts of lewd and lascivious behavior and sentenced to probation.

Kohlmann was sentenced simultaneously in the sexual assault case, receiving a six-year prison term that ended in February 2006. The probation from the misdemeanor case then took effect, and it was revoked in April 2007 after he repeatedly walked around nude in front of a large picture window at his home.

Other past offenses, according to Kohlmann’s admissions, include exposing himself to 12 people under the age of 18 and having sexual contact with five children, ages 5 to 14.


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

Friday, July 24, 2009

Jimmie I. Crawford - Repeat Sex Offender - Third Strike


A registered sex offender remained in McHenry County Jail Friday on new allegations that he exposed himself and solicited a 14-year-old girl.

Jimmie I. Crawford, 39, of Wauconda, was unable to post 10 percent of his $200,000 bail after being arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, indecent solicitation of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Crawford allegedly approached a teenager about 8 p.m. Monday at a residence outside Island Lake and offered to perform a sex act on her if she reciprocated, said Sgt. Michael Cisner of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. She declined and told a family member, who reported the incident to police.

The incident happened near a business where Crawford had worked until recently, Cisner said.
Crawford was twice convicted of sex offenses stemming from similar allegations in Lake County, Cisner said.
Crawford was appointed a public defender Friday morning and is next due in court Thursday. If convicted of the most serious charge, Crawford could be sentenced to between three and seven years in prison.

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

Corey Hipscher - Repeat Sex Offender - Molests child in Broward County Park


A contractor assured Broward County parks administrators Friday that no one else who works at the concessions it runs has a history of sex crimes after the arrest this week of one worker who was a registered sex offender.

Toby's Concession Services turned over partial background checks of 61 employees who work for it and its subcontractors. The company checked whether any of its remaining staff is a sexual predator or sex offender and pledged to submit reports Monday on whether anyone had been convicted of a felony or driving under the influence.
Sheriff's investigators arrested Corey Hipscher, 37, of Plantation on Tuesday after he was accused of fondling a 10-year-old Boca Raton girl while working at the marina in Quiet Waters Park. Hipscher was hired four months ago by a subcontractor of Toby's Concession even though he had been convicted in 2003 in a sexual battery case.
"I'll be completely satisfied next week when I get the rest of the information," County Parks Director Bob Harbin said. "I want to see it all."

Harbin met Friday with the owner of Toby's Concession, Cristobal De la Hoz, and described him as apologetic over what happened. De la Hoz has said when he subcontracted with Hipscher's employer, Broward Watersports, he thought the company had assumed the responsibility of conducting background checks.

Toby's Concession provides food, boat and bicycle concessions throughout the park system. It must hire people of "good moral character" and run background checks of "prospective employees and volunteers," according to the terms of its deal with the county.

Harbin has said he expects contractors to follow the same rules his office does and not hire people for jobs dealing with children if they're a sexual predator or a sex offender or have been convicted of a felony or driving under the influence.

As a result of Hipscher's arrest, parks administrators are notifying all contractors that they will have to provide regular reports that they've checked the background of employees.

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

Christopher W. Fitzpatrick - Repeat Sex Offender - Life of A Tornado


A twice-convicted sex offender from Cedar Grove was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in his apartment last summer.

Christopher W. Fitzpatrick, 31, was sentenced by Judge L. Edward Stengel, who pointed out the victim is four years older than Fitzpatrick's daughter.
"I looked at your life, and I view it like a tornado. You've got people strewn all over the place that you have created havoc with their life," Stengel said. "You obviously have no concern for others. You are just going to do whatever makes you feel good."
Fitzpatrick, of 123 Main St., has been convicted of 11 misdemeanors and three felonies in the last 10 years, including the two counts of sexual assault. He was previously convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old girl in 1998, when he was 20 years old.

The sentence, which included 12 years of extended supervision, matched the recommendation Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Bork made as part of a plea agreement. Fitzpatrick had faced up to 25 years in prison on the felony count of second-degree sexual assault of a child.
The charge originally carried a penalty enhancer that would have mandated a life prison term — under the state's two-strike law for serious child sex offenses — but that was dropped in exchange for a no contest plea, Bork said.
Stengel imposed the sentence after observing Fitzpatrick was "fortunate" to have reached a plea deal.

"This was a case where the state could have asked for significant, longer period of incarceration than what they're asking for, based on your prior record," the judge said. "If you are the person reflected in this record … then 40 years in prison probably isn't enough."

Bork said, "there was evidence of some level of consent" in the sexual intercourse, though the girl cannot consent by law. Stengel noted there were also concerns about the impact the trial could have on the victim.

Fitzpatrick, in a statement to Stengel before sentencing, pledged to find programs to help him change his behavior.
"I have done a lot of dumb things in my life. I've been in and out of jail. I've lived my life recklessly, foolishly, without regard for anyone," said Fitzpatrick, who wore a red jail jumpsuit and handcuffs. "I'm tired of wearing this color and I'm tired of wearing these handcuffs. … Now I have to fix it so it doesn't happen again."
According to the complaint:

The girl told investigators the rape occurred while she and at least five other people were at a home Fitzpatrick shared with another man late one night in August. The victim and others were drinking alcohol, and at one point the girl and a female friend ended up in Fitzpatrick's bedroom playing "truth or dare."

The friend then left, but Fitzpatrick stopped the victim from leaving, pushed her onto his bed and sexually assaulted her. After several minutes, the girl was able to push Fitzpatrick off of her and leave the room.

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

Theron Russell Inman - Repeat Sex Offender - Got off too easy the first time



A Jacksonville man arrested Thursday on a sex offense charge was previously convicted of 10 counts of indecent liberties with a child between 2004 and 2006, according to the North Carolina Department of Correction. He was also convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia in 2008.
Theron Russell Inman, 20, of Providence road, was charged by the Jacksonville Police Department Thursday with second degree sex offense on claims that he engaged in a sex offense with a woman by force and against her will, according to warrants.
The Police Department could not release any more information than was on the warrant, Deputy Chief Paul Spring said.

According to the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry, Inman’s address was verified in March to be 215 Harris Creek Road. The warrant listed a Providence road address.
Inman was registered as a sex offender Aug. 29, 2007 when he was convicted of indecent liberties with a minor and sentenced to five years probation, according to the registry.
Bond was set at $100,000.

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

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Raymond Riley - Repeat Sex Offender - Tried to lure 9 year old

Riley was convicted in 2000 of indecent assault on four girls ages seven to nine at his home.


Police in Westmoreland County said a convicted sex offender tried to lure a 9-year-old girl into his pickup truck.

When police were called to the scene, investigators said the suspect fled the scene, leading them on a violent chase.

Raymond Riley, 64, had to use a walker to enter court in New Kensington.

Riley was injured after a chase with police.

According to police, Riley tried to get the girl to get into his truck while he was driving on Riverside Drive in Arnold. The girl refused and ran for help.

Officers stopped Riley, but he took off, leading police on a chase.

Eventually, Riley's vehicle crashed, but police said he continued to gun the engine, so officers shocked him twice with Tasers.

Riley was convicted in 2000 of indecent assault on four girls ages seven to nine at his home.

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

Anthony Peele - Repeat Sex Offender - Child Predator


A Pamlico County man is facing 10 felony charges, including kidnapping and rape that involved a teenage victim.

Deputies arrested Anthony Peele of Grantsboro on Wednesday. The victim was a 13-year-old girl from Pamlico County.

The 36-year-old man is in jail on a $2.6 million bond and could face additional charges from two other counties.

Right now Peele is charged with indecent liberties with a child, first degree kidnapping, three counts of statutory offense with defendant being greater than 6 years older than victim, three counts of second degree sexual offense, statutory rape with the defendant being greater than 6 years older than the victim and second degree rape.
The Department of Correction web site says Peele got out of prison last October after serving 7-years and two-months for an attempted second degree rape and 2nd degree kidnapping conviction from Pamlico County.
The web site also says Peele was convicted in 1990 for taking indecent liberties with a child from Beaufort County.

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mitchell Yasuk - Repeat Sex Offender - Repeat Baby Raper

He had gained access to his child victims through his coworkers and friends.


The trial of a convicted sex offender facing new charges ended the same day it started, when the accused decided to plead guilty once he heard a prosecutor argue for permission to submit testimony from people who say they were victimized by him.

Mitchell Yasuk, 60, of Lavallette, was charged in September with luring, lewdness and child endangerment. He was accused of luring a 4-year-old boy into his apartment in July 2008 while the naked Yasuk held the child's captured puppy on his lap.

Yasuk pleaded guilty Tuesday before Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson to one count of luring and one count of attempted child endangerment. The plea agreement calls for him to spend six years in prison, with five years of parole ineligibility.
Yasuk is a registered sex offender convicted in 1990 of child endangerment charges from 1989, according to the state's Sex Offender Internet Registry. The Web site says he had gained access to his child victims through his coworkers and friends.
Assistant Ocean County prosecutor Laura Pierro presented her motions Tuesday morning, and shortly after court adjourned she was contacted by Deputy Assistant Ocean County Public Defender Philip Pagano, who said his client chose to plead guilty instead of continuing with the trial, she said.

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bryan Atwell - Repeat Sex Offender - Third Strike gets him just 10 years

"What risk should the community take on you?"
Atwell was convicted in Twin Falls County in 1987 of sex abuse with a child and again in 1997 in Ada County for lewd conduct with a minor. He was also charged in 1993 with sexual abuse of a child, but that was amended to battery and Atwell was put on probation for two years, according to online court records.


Twice-convicted child sex offender Bryan Atwell apologized Monday to his newest child victim who he conspired to injure a year ago, telling the girl not to fear him.

Atwell, 47, of Twin Falls, was sentenced on Monday in Twin Falls 5th District Court to a fixed 10 years under retained jurisdiction after he pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit injury to a child.

He was originally charged, along with his then-girlfriend Christina Kay Strauss, 27, with felony sexual battery of a minor aged 16 to 17, after they allegedly tried to solicit sex from a 16-year-old girl on June 30 through text messaging. The girl worked with Strauss at a local fast food establishment.
Strauss and Atwell were convicted of the lesser charge of conspiracy to commit injury to a child, with Strauss punished more lightly than Atwell - receiving a four-year prison sentence, suspended to probation.
The maximum punishment for the crime is 10 years in prison, and prosecutors wanted that with retained jurisdiction for Atwell because of his criminal history.

The girl's mother read a letter on Monday to the court that she said her daughter wrote, in which the girl asked Judge Richard Bevan to "make sure he (Atwell) won't do this to another girl."

The girl said in her letter that she is more cautious now of dispensing her phone number, and fears seeing Atwell again in the community.

"I don't hate him, but I don't like him," the child said in the letter. "They pulled me into their sick and twisted game."
In exchange for Atwell's guilty plea, Twin Falls County prosecutors dismissed other crimes against him, including 10 counts of possession of sexually exploitative material with a child involved, and a count of sexual battery of a minor.
Twin Falls police seized a computer from Atwell, which had 200 images of possible child erotica and 366 possible child pornography photos.

Deputy Prosecutor Julie Sturgill told the court that Atwell "has gotten back into treatment and is working on a relapse program."

Atwell stood Monday and turned to his child victim seated in the back of Bevan's courtroom. "I apologize sincerely for my actions. None of this is your fault," Atwell said. "I'm trying my best to overcome my issues ... I'm amenable to treatment."

Bevan called Atwell's actions stupid. "Luckily in this situation there was no direct harm to this child ... What risk should the community take on you?"

Atwell was convicted in Twin Falls County in 1987 of sex abuse with a child and again in 1997 in Ada County for lewd conduct with a minor. He was also charged in 1993 with sexual abuse of a child, but that was amended to battery and Atwell was put on probation for two years, according to online court records.

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

Monday, July 20, 2009

James Albert Warning - Repeat Sex Offender - This time a 4 year old


A handyman accused of showing his genitals to a 4-year-old girl while working at her Seattle home is facing charges after his arrest while hiking near Stampede Pass.

In court documents, police assert that James Albert Warning, 56, was installing a fireplace door on July 8 at the family home when he approached the 4-year-old. At the time, the girl was alone in the living room with Warning; a nanny and another child were in the South Seattle home at the time.

The girl told her parents, and later police, that Warning displayed his genitals to her and asked her to remove her clothing, according to court documents. The girl's parents contacted police that evening, then phoned again the next day after learning Warning was a registered sex offender.
That registration, police say, stems from a 1988 incident in which Warning was convicted of luring a 6-year-old girl into his truck by offering her a dog. According to police, he then exposed himself to the girl and, when she would not remove her clothing, choked the girl before dropping her at a Sammamish-area trail.
Warning served 15 years in prison for that offense, prosecutors said in court documents. He was released in 2003.

Seattle police tried to contact Warning two days after the girl's parents called in the report. Warning was not found, and three days later Warning's family reported him missing.

His family told police Warning had bought hiking and camping equipment on July 11 before disappearing. Police learned that Warning had purchased additional items at Snoqualmie Pass on Tuesday. Following a bulletin, Kittitas County sheriff's deputies arrested Warning hiking the John Wayne Trail near Stampede pass.
Questioned by Seattle detectives, Warning allegedly said he planned to hike to Vantage and was "taking it a day at a time." He left his belongings behind, he allegedly said, because he "didn't need it in prison."
According to jail records, Warning was employed by the Finish Company at the time of his arrest.

Warning was ordered held in King County Jail on $500,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on a single count of indecent exposure on July 30.

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

Daniel Swanciger - Repeat Sex Offender - Molested 3 year old


A convicted sex offender is back in jail, accused of unlawful sexual contact with a 3-year-old child.

Daniel Swanciger, 43, who was known by the family of the alleged victim, was arrested by Westbrook police Sunday when a woman reported the crime against her 3-year-old.

By the time police got to the home in the Reed Street area, Swanciger had left. But police quickly found him and arrested him and charged him with unlawful sexual contact and, on a warrant out of Saco, for failure to comply with the Sex Offender Registry Act.

Swanciger has two out of state convictions for indecent liberties with a child. He was charged in December 2007 for failure to comply with Maine's Sex Offender Registry Act.

Swanciger is being held on $25,000 cash bail.

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

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Carl Courtright III - Repeat Sex Offender - MySpace Predator gets Life in Prison


An Illinois man whose arrest stemmed from an inquiry into sex offenders using MySpace got a life sentence for child porn and other offenses, prosecutors said.

Federal prosecutors said they asked MySpace to look at its members to search for sex offenders, and when the name Carl Courtright III turned up, they looked at his profile and got a warrant to search his Granite City home.
There, investigators found evidence Courtright had taken photos of a young girl engaged in sexually explicit acts and downloaded photos and videos of children, some showing the children being raped, prosecutors said.
He also took part in a bank-fraud scheme involving production of counterfeit checks he deposited into a bank account as "donations" to a ministry he maintains, prosecutors said.

Courtright was sentenced Friday to life plus 10 years.

A federal jury convicted Courtright in March of one count of production of child pornography, two counts of possession of child pornography, one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of bank fraud.

The case against him was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide effort to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse through the Internet.

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

Friday, July 17, 2009

Todd Brim - Repeat Sex Offender - Guilty all counts

A jury found Todd Brim guilty this afternoon on all 16 counts; 11 counts of child rape and 5 counts of sexual misconduct.


Brim was convicted in 1985 for sexual contact with two males, ages five and six, according to the South Dakota Sex Offender Registery.

A jury found Todd Brim guilty this afternoon on all 16 counts; 11 counts of child rape and 5 counts of sexual misconduct. The jury deliberated for less than three hours this afternoon.

Day three of this case wrapped up fast with the state and the defense calling just one witness each. Something interesting to note, the defense witness was not Todd Brim but a psychologist instead and after he testified closing arguments began and a few hours later, the verdict came in.
Jurors left the courtroom today after three days of testimony that went into extreme detail about the sexual abuse against 5 boys.
Todd Brim's defense attorney Mark Kadi had few words after his client was found guilty other than to say that they will be appealing.

Brim could face life in prison for each of the 11 counts of second degree rape.
After the verdict came in Prosecutor Colleen Moran was pleased with the case, "I was really impressed with the way that the witnesses were able to testify about what had occurred to them." Moran hopes this case sends a message to other victims who may be in the same situation, "I think that it's really important that victims came forward and I think that the jury told these victims today that they believed what they had to say and that what they had to say was important."
A family spokesperson for the victims didn't want his name used or to be on camera but he said that he couldn't be prouder of the boys for standing up against Todd Brim. "The courage it took for them, you know, when they done all they could to stand they still stood," said the spokesperson outside the Courthouse.

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

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Shawn Fleming - Repeat Sex Offender - K-Mart Predator


A convicted sex offender is back behind bars in Hobbs for exposing himself to children.

29-year-old Shawn Fleming was picked up last Thursday on Seminole Highway after police got two separate calls that he was flashing little kids.

The first incident happened at the K-mart where a little girl said Fleming showed her his genitals in the toy department.

He exposed himself to a young boy on his way home.

He's been charged with aggravated indecent exposure, the same charge he was previously convicted on.
  • 2002 - Criminal Sexual Contact with a Minor
  • 2007 - Aggravated Indecent Exposure - Victim aged 10

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Jefferson D. McGee - Repeat Sex Offender - Arrested for luring girl


A report says a registered sex offender admitted to talking with a teenage girl and knowing how old she was after being arrested for trying to pick her up at a bus stop.

Police in Racine arrested Jefferson D. McGee, 47, on Monday evening for child enticement and a parole violation.

According to the Racine Journal Times, the parents of a girl, 15, called and told them a man met their daughter at a bus stop at 9:00 a.m. and tried to get the girl to join him for a drink at his apartment.

At first, he allegedly asked whether she wanted to meet him for breakfast, then asked about the drink. Police say he gave the girl his name, address and phone number.

The girl told her parents, who informed police.

Officers checked the number and address and found McGee as a registered sex offender who was ordered not to have any unsupervised visits with people under the age of 19.

The girl then identified McGee's photo in a lineup.

McGee was convicted of the rape of a 12-year-old girl in March of 1999.

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

Seth K. Hudson - Repeat Sex Offender - Molested 8 year old after learning his lesson the first time


A registered sex offender was arrested Wednesday and charged with capital sexual battery and lewd or lascivious battery on an 8-year-old girl, according to authorities.

On July 10, the Sheriff’s Office received a report that 58-year-old Seth K. Hudson had abused a little girl.
The victim on Wednesday told officials Hudson molested her and promised to give her candy afterwards.
Officials believe more than one offense was committed between Feb. 1 and May 31.

Hudson was interviewed by Detective Owen Confessore on Wednesday and denied abusing the girl, saying he learned his lesson the last time he molested someone.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Web site notes that Hudson is a registered sexual offender and was adjudicated guilty in 1997 in Marion County for sexual battery/coercion on a child by an adult.

Hudson was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail.

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

Monday, July 13, 2009

Anthony McElvain - MySpace Predator - 2 victims and counting


Authorities are asking for help to build their case against an accused sexual predator.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff's deputies said a sexual predator found his victims on social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace.

Anthony McElvain, 32, was arrested last month for sexual misconduct. Thursday night, he faces more charges after a second victim came forward, and investigators think there are even more teenage victims in the Tri-State.
"He was going after young girls," Vanderburgh County Sheriff Eric Williams said. "Underage girls. 14-year-old local females and he was here in town."
Williams is warning Tri-State parents and teens about 32-year-old Anthony McElvain.

He was arrested last month after a missing 14-year-old girl was found hiding in his home, and sheriff's deputies said he was having sex with her.

"As we continued to explore this and execute search warrants, looked at his computer equipment, we began to find some other things and that has led us to a second victim now," Williams said.

Sheriff Williams said McElvain solicited sexual acts from the second girl, but she refused.

Investigators think there are even more underage girls who have been victimized by him.

"Whether he's just reached out to them, made contact, had dialogue with them, or if there's actually been a setup with actual physical contact like we had with the first victim," Williams said.

Investigators said McElvain used social networking sites like Myspace and Facebook to prey on underage girls.
On some of his profiles, the 32-year-old portrayed himself to be as young as 14 or 16.
Sheriff Williams said that's how he opened the door to start chatting with the girls, and then arranged to have sex with them.
McElvain has five different public profiles on Myspace and three on Facebook, either using his full name or screen names like tony mc, baby boy, pittbull, big daddy and hot and sexy.
"There's no telling how many other profiles and personalities he has going out there," Williams said.

Williams is urging parents to talk to their teens about this situation and to call the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's office if they've had any contact with McElvain.

"Both the predator and the victims are right here in our very own community," Williams said. "It is happening, it does go on, and parents need to be aware of that and they need to be monitoring what their kids are doing."

McElvain is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail on a $100,000 bond. He now faces four separate felony charges for child solicitation and sexual misconduct with a minor.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Marshall Clark Benassi - Repeat Sex Offender - Petitioned for Civil commitment


A petition has been filed seeking the indefinite civil commitment of a high-risk sex offender scheduled to be released from prison next month.

Senior Assistant Olmsted County Attorney Geoffrey Hjerleid says that Marshall Clark Benassi, 26, of Rochester, is a sexually dangerous person who is likely to engage in acts of harmful sexual conduct against others.
Benassi has been convicted twice for sexually assaulting females who were asleep, intoxicated or incapacitated. The first assault occurred when he was 17. He was sentenced in juvenile court under the state's extended juvenile jurisdiction statutes. That gives the juvenile court jurisdiction over a person until age 21. If a person violates conditions of a sentence, he can be given the adult prison term. In this case, Benassi ended up in prison after violating probation several times.
In March 2005 he was still under supervision for the 2000 sexual assault when he sexually assaulted another female while she was asleep. That incident was reported in January 2007. He was convicted of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and sentenced on July 15, 2008, to three years in prison with credit for 552 days served.
The petition said Benassi has not successfully completed a sex offender program. He also has a significant history of chemical abuse, the petition said, and has twice failed chemical dependency treatment.
On April 22, the Minnesota Department of Corrections classified Benassi as a Level 3 sex offender, at the highest risk of re-offending. That was based on his history of sexual offending, including his offense while on probation and in out-patient sex offender treatment. He is to be released from prison Aug. 4. He will have completed the entire sentence for the 2000 sexual assault but will be on intensive supervised release for the 2005 sexual assault until 2019.

A preliminary probable cause hearing on the petition will be Thursday in Olmsted District Court.

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

David Theodore Schneider - Repeat Sex Offender - Pervert


On July 7, Leesburg Police charged a 39-year-old Leesburg man with aggravated sexual battery of a child younger than 13.
Leesburg Police arrested David Theodore Schneider, 39, for Aggravated Sexual Battery of a child under the age of thirteen.
Police were being careful not release any information that could potentially identify the victim, but said that Schneider was not a stranger to the victim in the case, and that the abuse did not appear to be a random incident.

Schneider is a previously convicted sex offender currently on parole. He is registered on the Virginia State Police Sex Offender website.

Schneider is being held in the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.

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

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Allan J. Hippler - Repeat Sex Offender - Molested 3 year old


A 20-year-old man faced a Bay City judge Wednesday, after police said he sexually assualted a 3-year-old girl.

Authorities said Allan J. Hippler raped the girl while staying with relatives in Bay City.
This isn't the first time Hippler has been in trouble with the law.
He was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct - Victim under 13 - in 2002 in Mecosta County, and is now charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct.
He is also facing another charge of failing to notify authorities that he had moved away from Mecosta County last year.

As the charges were read out in the Bay County courtroom, Hippler seemed surprised.

Hippler is currently being lodged in the Bay County Jail.

The Bay County prosecutor’s office refused to comment on the case.

Hippler is scheduled to be back in court July 16, and at that time a Bay County judge will determine whether there is probable cause to send the case to trial.

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

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Marcus Tyms - Repeat Sex Offender - Receives 23 years for Luring 13 year old


A McHenry County man has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for luring a 13-year-old girl to a park in Carol Stream in order to have sex with her.
Ten years was added to Marcus Tyms' sentence because the 25-year-old man was a registered sex offender when he committed the crime in 2007. In fact, Tyms was arrested just hours after he had re-registered as a sex offender for a 2005 conviction for indecent solicitation of a child.
Authorities say Tyms met the girl at the park, intending to have sex, but hit her when she had last-minute doubts and abandoned her when he was spotted by Carol Stream police who arrested him.
Tyms had met the girl on an online chat service and was in contact with her for about three months before their meeting in the park. He had persuaded her to exchange sexually explicit photographs in the days before the meeting, according to court records.
U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur sentenced Tyms to 160 months on an enticement count and imposed a mandatory consecutive 10-year prison term for committing the crime while being a registered sex-offender. He also imposed five years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine.

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