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  • Accused killer linked to another girl's death

    03/09/2010 5:27:18 AM PST · by myknowledge · 26 replies · 126+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 9, 2010 | Ninemsn staff
    A man charged with the rape and murder of a teenage girl has been linked to another child's killing after the discovery of more remains. US registered sex offender John Albert Gardner III pleaded not guilty last week to the murder and rape of 17-year-old Californian girl Chelsea King, whose body was found in a shallow grave in northern San Diego last week shortly after she disappeared while jogging. Now Gardner is a suspect in another murder case, after the bones of 14-year-old Amber Dubois were recovered at the weekend from a remote area outside San Diego. Amber had vanished...
  • Mourning begins for SoCal teen after body is found (when will we learn)

    03/03/2010 7:31:02 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 108 replies · 2,872+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 3:57 AM (ET) | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    The Lake Elsinore man pleaded guilty in May 2000 to molesting a 13-year-old female neighbor and served five years of a six-year prison term. Prosecutors said he lured the victim to his home with an offer to watch "Patch Adams," a 1998 movie starring Robin Williams. The girl was beaten before escaping and running to a neighbor. Gardner "never expressed one scintilla of remorse for his attack upon the victim" despite overwhelming evidence, prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo. He had faced a maximum of nearly 11 years in prison under terms of a plea agreement but prosecutors urged six...
  • Sex offender is allowed to be a chiropractor (huh??)

    02/25/2010 8:42:16 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies · 592+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/25/10 | Laura Pabst
    For the next four years, Dr. Scott Fredin can't buy pornography or use the Internet without a probation officer's approval. The police can drop by at any time to see if he has been drinking. As a registered sex offender, he must tell authorities every time he moves or gets a new job. One thing the 41-year-old chiropractor won't have to do, however, is tell his clients he spent two years in jail for sexually assaulting two patients. This month, more than six years after revoking Fredin's license for the felony convictions, the state Board of Chiropractic Examiners granted Fredin's...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of molesting Long Beach youth

    02/24/2010 3:36:47 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies · 319+ views
    contracostatimes.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2010 | Tracy Manzer
    LONG BEACH - The former head of the state's largest mental health facility was arrested at his job in Napa Wednesday morning on a charge of molesting a Long Beach youth for more than 10 years, and is under suspicion of molesting at least four other boys going back to the 1970s, authorities said. Claude Edward Foulk, 67, was arrested on the campus of Napa State Hospital at 8:30 a.m. by Long Beach Police Department Sex Crimes detectives. The former Executive Director of the hospital was arrested on a $3.5 million warrant issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's...
  • D.A. Drops Additional Charges against HIV-positive Sex Offender

    02/03/2010 4:12:37 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 8 replies · 359+ views
    Express Times ^ | 2/3/10 | Sara Cassi
    An HIV-positive Bath man previously convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl and owning 96 images of child pornography will not go to trial in three other cases. Assistant District Attorney Patricia Broscius decided to drop charges against Shaun Patrick Austin of interfering in child custody and having sex with two teenage girls. Broscius said the decision was made in part because of the “substantial” prison sentence Austin is facing from his two previous convictions. •Austin was sentenced in December to 72 years to 192 years in state prison for the child pornography. Austin is asking Judge Edward G. Smith to...
  • Sex sting in Poconos nets former chief U.N. weapons inspector

    01/14/2010 6:13:16 PM PST · by outofsalt · 27 replies · 870+ views
    Pocono Record ^ | January 14, 2010 | Andrew Scott
    A former chief United Nations weapons inspector is accused of contacting what he thought was a 15-year-old girl in an Internet chat room, engaging in a sexual conversation and showing himself masturbating on a Web camera. Scott Ritter of Delmar, N.Y., who served as chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991-98 and who was an outspoken critic of the second Bush administration in the run-up to the war in Iraq, is accused of contacting what turned out to be a Barrett Township police officer posing undercover as a teen girl.
  • Suspected child molester slain by victim's relative

    01/03/2010 10:41:08 AM PST · by NCjim · 77 replies · 2,556+ views
    WRAL ^ | January 3, 2010
    Concord, N.C. — The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office says that a man charged with murder sought revenge on a man suspected of molesting his young relative. WBTV, a CBS affiliate in Charlotte, reports that Christopher Michael Hartsell, 32, shot and killed William Lee Ballance, 47, in his residence in a small mobile home park early Friday. Neighbors told WBTV that Hartsell had lived with Ballance, a convicted sex offender, until about a week ago. Around the same time that Hartsell moved out, rumors started that Ballance had molested a young relative of Hartsell. On Thursday, the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office...
  • WHO's Townshend may have to register as a sex offender in Florida

    12/29/2009 1:11:27 PM PST · by Drew68 · 38 replies · 1,401+ views
    Shine (via Yahoo) ^ | 28 December 09
    Since the story of Townshend sex offender past broke nationally a week ago, which has been a subject of debate and argument, only one question matters. Was Pete Townshend a registered sex offender in the UK from 2003 to 2008? Answer: Yes. Well that’s that then. Sorry Pete. This precludes you from not only playing at the Super Bowl, it also stops you from entering the United States to begin with. Since the NFL decided to hire Pete Townshend for the upcoming Super Bowl event all hell has broken loose. Child AbuseWatch, the international child prevention group, have been trying...
  • Delmarva Victim's Guardian Could Have Used Sex Offender Registry

    12/26/2009 11:04:21 AM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 8 replies · 784+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/25/2009 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    As a parent on the Delmarva penninsula I have followed this local story with interest. This is a parent's worst nightmare and our thoughts and prayers are with Sarah and her family. There safeguards to help prevent these types of things. While no one seemed to suspect the alleged perpetrator, there seems to be an indication that something was amiss: read more...
  • Piedmont Doctor Admits Seeking Sex With Girl

    12/22/2009 7:03:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 1,001+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | December 22nd 2009
    Piedmont Doctor Admits Seeking Sex With Girl Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer December 22, 2009 PIEDMONT -- A Piedmont physician whose 2006 arrest in a police sting was filmed by a television network has pleaded no contest in Sonoma County to attempted child molesting, prosecutors said Tuesday. Authorities said Maurice Wolin, who was then 48, posed online as a 29-year-old man with the screen name "talldreamydoc" and chatted for several days with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl. Police said he agreed to meet her in Petaluma for sex and was met instead by an 18-year-old actress from "Dateline...
  • Church vows to support accused pastor (accused of sex with 13 y/o girl)

    12/02/2009 8:01:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies · 921+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 12/2/2009 | Mark Boone
    LOWELL -- Members of a Gaston county church are vowing to support their pastor after he was accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl. Keith Pettis, pastor of New Life Christian Center, was arrested in August on several charges, including statutory rape, taking indecent liberties with a child, and first-degree sex offense with a child. The girl, now 14 and living in another N.C. town, said the abuse started in August 2006 and continued until March of this year, according to Gaston County Police. Pettis, 42, was surrounded by parishioners and his family Tuesday evening as the church held a...
  • Duke's Lombard May Plead Guilty

    12/01/2009 3:25:20 PM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 330+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | December 1, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Duke’s Lombard May Plead Guilty Bethany Stotts, December 1, 2009 Neil Offen at the Herald Sun reports that alleged sex offender and Duke University employee Frank Lombard may be preparing for a plea agreement: The U.S. Attorney’s Office will file an “information” today in Washington, D.C., District Court against Lombard, charging him with sexual exploitation of a minor. The filing of an information is a legal maneuver by the prosecution that is an alternative to a grand jury indictment, “with the defendant agreeing to be charged by information,” said Ben Friedman, a spokesman for the attorney’s office in the nation’s...
  • Police: Help us find Gaston County pastor charged with raping teen

    11/25/2009 5:20:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 791+ views
    Gaston (NC) Gazette ^ | 11/24/2009 | Corey Friedman
    Police are searching for a Gaston County pastor charged with raping and molesting a teen girl. Robert Lee Adams, 46, began sexually abusing the girl when she was younger than 13 and got her pregnant about three years later, according to the Gaston County Police Department. Authorities have been searching for Adams for nine months. The girl gave birth in the summer of 2008, and an investigation led police to Adams, said Gaston County Police Capt. Joe Ramey. Ramey said Adams was pastor of Mount Calvary Tabernacle at the corner of Linwood Road and Camp Rotary Road in west Gastonia....
  • Man Turned Apartment Into Child Porn Shrine, Police Say (guns involved, of course...)

    11/23/2009 8:56:07 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 22 replies · 1,185+ views
    FOX News ^ | 11/23/2009 | FOX News
    MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin man transformed his apartment into a pornographic shrine to young girls, arranging mannequins in a sex act, plastering the walls with photos and setting up a bed covered with stuffed animals, investigators said Monday. Kevin M. Derks' collection featured photographs of Hollywood starlets, including a poster of actresses Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen with a caption inviting himself to join in sex acts with them, DVDs of child pornography and photos he said he took of girls at local beaches. Prosecutors charged Derks, 53, of Kenosha, with 20 felony counts of possessing child pornography. His...
  • Libertarian official is registered sex offender

    11/13/2009 3:16:03 AM PST · by Paleo Catholic · 28 replies · 1,615+ views
    The Sun of San Bernardino and The Inland Empire ^ | November 6, 2009 | James Rufus Koren
    When members of the San Bernardino County Libertarian Party elected Matthew Barnes as the group's vice chairman for 2010, they knew he was a registered sex offender. "The members of the party that voted for him, they voted for him knowing he had completed his time and his punishment and didn't want to hold that against him," said Paul Darr, the county party chairman, who says he's planning a run for the State Assembly. "He completed his punishment by the state and has been reformed." Barnes, 41, pleased guilty in 1993 to three counts of lewd or lascivious acts with...
  • A case in California could help Indiana sex offenders

    11/03/2009 10:01:32 PM PST · by mshoffner · 2 replies · 482+ views
    Huntington Examiner ^ | 11/04/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    The Indiana law disallows those convicted of sexual offenses, the ability to live beyond a 1000 feet from a school or public park. California's law only allows....
  • Girl, 17, found murdered in field lured to her death by Facebook predator

    10/27/2009 11:39:59 PM PDT · by bogusname · 4 replies · 1,020+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October, 28, 2009 | Paul Sims and Chris Brooke
    A predator on the Sex Offenders' Register killed a 17-year-old girl he met and groomed on Facebook after luring her to a secret meeting. The 32-year-old posed as a 16-year-old boy to befriend Ashleigh Hall on the social networking site. But within hours of their first meeting, the teenager was dead...
  • Woman pleads guilty in sex charge involving boy

    10/27/2009 12:57:27 PM PDT · by RU88 · 74 replies · 4,304+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | October 23, 2009 | Lou Grieco
    DAYTON — A woman accused of celebrating her 55th birthday by having sex with a 12-year-old boy pleaded guilty to one count of gross sexual imposition of a person under age 13 on Friday, Oct. 23. Gloria J. Murphy, of 5440 Rawlings Drive, appeared before Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Katherine Huffman, who set sentencing for Dec. 2. The charge is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Gloria J. Murphy, who uses a walker and an oxygen tube, appeared frail.
  • Teacher Gets 10 Years For Sex With Boys

    10/21/2009 12:13:45 PM PDT · by inflorida · 106 replies · 4,604+ views
    www.wftv.com ^ | October 21, 2009 | WFTV
    BARTOW, Fla. -- A Central Florida teacher has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for having sex with four teenage boys.A Polk County jury in August had found 33-year-old Danielle Jones guilty of five counts of lewd battery and three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. She was sentenced Tuesday.Prosecutors said the boys were 14 to 16 years old when they had sex with the middle school science teacher. Two of them were her former students.
  • Tearful wife's pleas reduce sex offender sentence

    10/21/2009 9:57:10 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies · 974+ views
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | Sept. 9, 2009 | Bruce Mehew
    (CEDAR CITY) – The tearful pleas of a Cedar City sex offender’s wife has kept him out of prison. In 5th District Court Tuesday, Judge Michael Westfall sentenced former Cedar Middle School teacher, Matthew Adams, to a year in the Iron County jail for videotaping women through their windows. The 31-year old man plead guilty in July to sexual exploitation of a child, a second-degree felony and two counts of voyeurism by electronic means, one a third-degree felony and the other a class A misdemeanor. Westfall sentenced Adams to one to 15 years in prison on the second-degree felony and...