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Nutley Man Admits To Child Sex Attacks (New Jersey)
1010 WINS ^ | Apr 8, 2005 7:43 am US/Eastern | 1010wins

Posted on 04/08/2005 8:14:11 AM PDT by Calpernia

Federal law enforcement officials call a Nutley man a ``dangerous predator.''

Kevin Hildreth has admitted sexually assaulting nine children and videotaping at least two having sex in the basement of a church where he was an assistant scoutmaster.

The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to federal charges of crossing state lines to sexually assault a child and possession of child pornography.

Hildreth was arrested in June as part of an international child porn Internet investigation. He told investigators that he had fondled or raped nine boys in the past 16 years.

The victims ranged in age from four to 13. One was his seven-year-old nephew, who lived in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Hildreth served as assistant scoutmaster for a Boy Scout troop at Wesley United Methodist Church in Belleville until 2000.


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1 posted on 04/08/2005 8:14:12 AM PDT by Calpernia
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

ICE ping!


2 posted on 04/08/2005 8:15:00 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

So, anyone got a good reason to keep homosexuals out of the Boy Scouts?


3 posted on 04/08/2005 8:17:51 AM PDT by thoughtomator ("The Passion of the Opus" - 2 hours of a FReeper being crucified on his own self-pitying thread)
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To: Calpernia

The BTK killer was also a scout master, not like this says anything. Seems like some of our serial criminals like to hide in the "normal"world. I bet there's tons of these guys and that's where we get the "unsolved" mysteries. These guys must fade in and out of society.


4 posted on 04/08/2005 8:18:46 AM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: Calpernia

So, will the public castration followed by a public hanging take place in PA or NJ? OR will there be a slap on the wrist followed by parole in a year? When is America going to wake up and prosecute these evils done to children with the same vigor as a hate crime?


5 posted on 04/08/2005 8:22:05 AM PDT by daybreakcoming ("Courage is being scared to death -- and saddling up anyway." - John Wayne)
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45

>>>The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to federal charges of crossing state lines to sexually assault a child and possession of child pornography.

Am I reading this wrong? Is this saying he wasn't charged for committing the acts?


6 posted on 04/08/2005 8:22:20 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
The victims ranged in age from four to 13. One was his seven-year-old nephew

He should be executed for that. At the very least, life behind bars.

7 posted on 04/08/2005 8:26:12 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Calpernia

Calpernia wrote:

>>>The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to federal charges of crossing state lines to sexually assault a child and possession of child pornography.

Am I reading this wrong? Is this saying he wasn't charged for committing the acts?

--> Sounds like maybe he plea bargained and maybe got a lesser charge for admitting, i don't know but he should definately get executed. This scum is useless to society.


8 posted on 04/08/2005 8:29:18 AM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45
I support the death penalty for child predators!

Why not? They can't be rehabilitated.
9 posted on 04/08/2005 8:34:56 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Tired of Taxes
Oh no...We must come to understand him as a person.Putting him behind bars is treating him like an animal,which only breeds animal behaviour,instead of rehabilitating them.barf,sarcasm

At least, that's what I heard Okra say yesterday on her show.I couldn't walk away after hearing her(and some other woman who did a documentary on prison life)actually feel sorrow for convicted murderers and rapists.That show was nothing more than a love fest for criminals.(Still can't believe I watched it,but it was like a train wreck.Just couldn't turn away)

10 posted on 04/08/2005 8:42:22 AM PDT by quack
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To: Calpernia
"Am I reading this wrong? Is this saying he wasn't charged for committing the acts?"

These are just the federal charges. State charges were also lodged against him.

    Man Facing Child Porn Charges Accused Of Molesting Boys [Hildreth] -- Methodist volunteer. Boys.

    WNBC, POSTED: 8:53 am EDT October 8, 2004

    NEWARK, N.J. -- A former assistant scoutmaster jailed on federal child pornography charges was accused Thursday of molesting about a half-dozen boys from 1989 to 2004 in two several Essex County towns, the county prosecutor's office said.

    Kevin Hildreth, 35, of Nutley, was a caretaker for three children in Nutley, where he fondled them and videotaped one in a sexually explicit act, the office said.

    Hildreth is also charged with committing similar acts upon three children in Belleville, including confining a child in a locked room while he videotaped sexual abuse.

    He is charged in Nutley with three counts of child endangerment and two counts of sexual assault by sexual contact. In Belleville, the charges include kidnapping and criminal restraint, seven counts of child endangerment, and sexual assault by sexual contact.

    The prosecutor's office said many incidents happened while Hildreth was supervising children at the Wesley Methodist Church in Belleville, where he was a volunteer.


11 posted on 04/08/2005 8:47:13 AM PDT by Bonaparte (Of course, it must look like an accident...)
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To: Calpernia

>>>The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to federal charges of crossing state lines to sexually assault a child and possession of child pornography.

Am I reading this wrong? Is this saying he wasn't charged for committing the acts?


I think its worse when you cross state lines to commit a crime.


12 posted on 04/08/2005 8:48:28 AM PDT by msjhall
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To: Bonaparte

Oh thank goodness. Thank you for the add on!


13 posted on 04/08/2005 8:49:46 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping!


14 posted on 04/08/2005 8:51:29 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl (Please donate monthly to Free Republic!)
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To: Calpernia

Why don't they just charge him with 1 count of being a sick, demented f#ck and render him to the custody of Michael Schiavo for care and rehabilitation?


15 posted on 04/08/2005 8:53:25 AM PDT by Thrusher (Remember the Mog.)
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To: Thrusher

Cause M.S. would embrace him.


16 posted on 04/08/2005 8:54:45 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
"Hildreth served as assistant scoutmaster for a Boy Scout troop at Wesley United Methodist Church in Belleville until 2000."

What do the American Civil Liberties Union, the Episcopal Church USA, Planned Parenthood of America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the National Organization for Women, and the United Methodist Board of Church and Society all have in common? Answer: Each is either an organizer or an endorser of Sunday's pro-abortion rights "March for Women's Lives" in Washington, DC.

American Family Association - AgapePress news

Is it no surprise, that evil dwells where it is welcomed.

17 posted on 04/08/2005 9:22:34 AM PDT by Search4Truth (When a man lies he murders some part of the world.)
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To: msjhall
I think its worse when you cross state lines to commit a crime.

Not for the victim. The crime is just as severe.

It is time that we as a society state that this barbarity is no longer acceptable. The perps get a comfy stay in some pysch ward when they should be getting a needle.
18 posted on 04/08/2005 9:38:10 AM PDT by dmartin (Who Dares Wins)
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To: Calpernia

"Nutley Man Admits To Child Sex Attacks (New Jersey)"

"Nutley" being the operative word. When he gets to the big house, "Nutless" will be more like it!

Love, Thag


19 posted on 04/08/2005 9:44:17 AM PDT by thag (Notice how they call it a "Thagline"?)
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To: Calpernia
Someday these animals will have to stand before a righteous God and account for these vile acts . . .

. . . we need to make this meeting happen as soon as possible!

20 posted on 04/08/2005 9:44:36 AM PDT by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country)
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To: Calpernia
Is this saying he wasn't charged for committing the acts?

No, I think this means there is no federal statute governing child molestation. It also means once the Feds are done with him the States can go after him. At least, this is my assumption.

21 posted on 04/08/2005 9:49:00 AM PDT by Casloy
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To: Calpernia
Proof of the Boy Scout's Policy [on Homosexuality] is Working, Catholic Church should Follow

22 posted on 04/08/2005 1:35:11 PM PDT by Coleus (God Bless our beloved Pope John Paul II, May he Rest in Peace)
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To: Calpernia

An admitted sexual predator pleads guilty

Nutley man abused boy, and faces more charges
Friday, April 08, 2005
BY WILLIAM KLEINKNECHT AND JONATHAN SCHUPPE

A Nutley man who has admitted to sexually assaulting nine children, including at least two he videotaped during sex acts in the basement of a church, pleaded guilty yesterday to federal pedophilia charges.

Kevin Hildreth, 35, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Newark to crossing state lines to sexually assault a child and to possession of child pornography, part of what authorities say was his nearly two decades of preying on young children.

"This guy's a dangerous predator," said Thomas Manifase, the deputy special agent-in-charge of the Newark division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "We're glad he's off the streets."

Hildreth, who was arrested in June 2004 as part of an international investigation of Internet child pornography, told investigators he had fondled or raped nine children in the past 16 years. All of the children were boys under 13; one of the victims was 4.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office charged Hildreth in October with having sex with five of the boys between 1989 and 2004, saying in a press release that some of the offenses took place while he was supervising children for Wesley United Methodist Church in Belleville.

The release said he was an assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 301 at the church until about five years ago. Manifase said he believed Hildreth was active in the Scout troop for about a dozen years.

Trip McMillan, Scout executive of the Northern Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America, said last night he was not aware of the criminal charges and did not have the council's personnel records available in his home to see if there were any complaints about Hildreth.

But he said the Scouts have strict background checks and other policies aimed at preventing pedophiles from becoming involved with Scout troops. He said he would look into the circumstances surrounding Hildreth's years of service.

Hildreth, a small, bespectacled man who appeared in court handcuffed and wearing a gray prison suit, told Judge William Walls that he was born in Staten Island and raised in Belleville. He said he graduated from Belleville High School and spent four years in the Navy.

Hildreth grew up in a modest home on Parkview Avenue with his parents, Charles and Barbara, and a younger sister and brother, Barbara and Brian. Ken Hall, 47, who lives next door, remembers nothing unusual about the family, except that Hildreth was frequently in the company of young boys.

"He was always with the young kids, playing with a couple of younger boys from up the street," he said. "He was in his 20s, the kids were 9 or 10 years old."

Hildreth's parents had died by 2001, and after his siblings both moved to Pennsylvania he appeared to become a loner, Hall said. In summer, the grass would grow a foot high, and after snowstorms, Hildreth would just clear a small path to the front door, he said.

By February 2004, the house had become a shambles, and Hildreth sold it to two brothers "for a song," Hall said. About a year earlier Hildreth had abandoned the home and moved across the Nutley border, living in the basement of some friends' home.

He is accused of sexually abusing the couple's three boys, who were ages 4, 9, and 12 in 2004, according to a lawsuit the family has filed in Superior Court in Newark against Hildreth and Wesley United Methodist Church.

The suit claims Hildreth would take the boys on outings and sometimes brought them to activities at the church, where his parents were longtime members.

The family suspected nothing until Nutley police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents came to the home on June 9, 2004, and conducted a consensual search of the premises, the suit said.

According to an affidavit signed by federal agent Jill Lasseter, the search yielded three photos of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual activities, which had been printed off a computer. Hildreth admitted his 16 years of exploiting children, the affidavit said.

Nutley police told the Union Avenue family that they also had discovered videotapes that Hildreth had made of their two older boys engaged in sex acts in 1998 in the basement of the church, according to the lawsuit.

It says the 4-year-old described what happened, but the two older boys, who were not told of the videotapes, denied that anything occurred.

In court, Hildreth admitted that he went to Scranton, Pa., in May 2004 and fondled his 7-year-old nephew, who was at times left in his care.

Hildreth has not hired an attorney or answered the charges in the lawsuit. His criminal attorney, Peter Carter, could not be reached after the hearing.

Christopher DePhillips, the church's attorney, said the plaintiffs in the suit have not submitted any documents backing up their charges. But he said his client was not liable in any case because Hildreth was not an employee or agent of the church.

Federal sentencing guidelines recommend a penalty of 78 to 121 months for Hildreth's crimes, although Walls is free to depart somewhat from the guidelines. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Walsh took no position on what Hildreth's sentence should be. The defendant has been held in federal custody in the Passaic County Jail since his arrest.

Federal agents were initially led to Hildreth through a larger investigation into nearly 1,000 people who used their computers and credit cards to subscribe to child porn Web sites linked to Belarussian organized crime figures.

"This is an example of the worst kind of child predator out there," said U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie. "When federal prosecution is appropriate, we will use our resources to keep people like Hildreth in prison for as long as possible."


23 posted on 04/08/2005 9:30:45 PM PDT by Coleus (God Bless our beloved Pope John Paul II, May he Rest in Peace)
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To: thoughtomator
So, anyone got a good reason to keep homosexuals out of the Boy Scouts?

You said it.

24 posted on 05/16/2005 1:37:43 AM PDT by moog
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