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  • Suspected child abductor kills himself‎ (Alisa Meier - Louisiana, Missouri)

    Suspected child abductor kills himself ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- St. Louis County Police confirm for KMOX News that the person of interest in the Alisa Maier child abduction case shot and killed himself as he was approached by police in Lincoln County on Highway D. A police spokesman tells KMOX that they have also located a car matching the description of the suspect's vehicle but police are stopping short of calling him the abductor The 4-year old Louisiana, Mo. girl was found wandering around a parking lot of a car wash in Old Town Fenton last night, after someone...
  • NH sex offender claims religious rights denied

    06/19/2010 1:08:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 291+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 19
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire sex offender is asking the state's highest court to allow him to go to church with a chaperone. The case of 35-year-old Jonathan Perfetto of Manchester marks the first time the New Hampshire Supreme Court is being asked to rule on whether a probation condition that effectively bars church attendance violates a person's constitutional rights to religious freedom. Perfetto was convicted in 2002 of possessing child pornography...
  • Registered Sex Offender Speaks Out

    05/23/2010 7:58:46 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 74 replies · 1,463+ views
    Valley Central ^ | 5/22/10 | Erika Flores
    His face is plastered on the public sex offender registry. “I’m not going to shy away from this,” said Billy Wayne Johnson. He did time behind bars. “I’m not going to hide from this,” said Johnson. It all stems from claims that Billy Wayne Johnson, a registered sex offender, volunteers at Horizon Montessori Charter School in McAllen. When the news first aired on Action 4 News, parents were concerned, and after seeing the report, Johnson contact Action 4 News. “They should have no fears,” said Johnson. He claims to have been wrongfully accused. “Unfortunately, I have to carry this label...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Sex Felon Haunts Jail At Age 100 - Here's Proof That Only The Good Die Young.

    10/04/2009 11:05:14 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 2,462+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 4, 2009 | KEVIN PURDY and JAMES FANELLI
    Sex felon haunts jail at age 100 Here's proof that only the good die young. Meet Theodore Sypnier, the oldest inmate in New York. The geriatric jailbird celebrated his 100th birthday in upstate Groveland Correctional Facility in May and has spent most of his 90s in prison after pleading guilty to attempted sodomy of a child. Sypnier said he is treated no differently than the spring chickens behind bars with him. He catches Z's in a standard prison bed, wears a two-piece forest-green uniform and chows down on regular mess-hall slop. "It's probably just as bad as being the youngest...
  • Naming Names: The ‘Free Roman Polanski’ Petition [over 100 celebrities defend child molester]

    10/03/2009 6:56:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 84 replies · 2,950+ views
    Naming Names: The ‘Free Roman Polanski’ Petition Fatih Akin, Stephane Allagnon, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Wes Anderson, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Alexandre Arcady, Fanny Ardant, Asia Argento, Darren Aronofsky, Olivier Assayas, Alexander Astruc, Gabriel Auer, Luc Barnier , Christophe Barratier, Xavier Beauvois , Liria Begeja , Gilles Behat, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Marco Bellochio, Monica Bellucci, Djamel Bennecib, Giuseppe Bertolucci , Patrick Bouchitey, Paul Boujenah, Jacques Bral, Patrick Braoudé, André Buytaers, Christian Carion, Henning Carlsen, Jean-michel Carre, Mathieu Celary, Patrice Chéreau, Elie Chouraqui, Souleymane Cissé, Alain Corneau, Jérôme Cornuau, Miguel Courtois, Dominique Crevecoeur, Alfonso Cuaron, Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Jonathan Demme, Alexandre Desplat, Rosalinde...
  • Liberals get a taste of International Law and they don't like it

    10/01/2009 7:49:15 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 33 replies · 1,429+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 10/1/09 | alaphiah
    Shocking! It’s simply shocking that a man who drugged, raped and sodomized a thirteen-year-old little girl—a man who plead guilty to statuary rape and was submitted for psychological evaluation for 43 days before sentencing—the man, Roman Polanski would be arrested in Switzerland on a U.S. warrant and is scheduled to be returned to the United States for his crimes of rape and fleeing sentencing. (see story) There are a lot of things going on between Switzerland and the U.S. right now and for the first time in history under Obama the U.S. is pressuring Swiss government to release information on...
  • Whoopi Goldberg-defender of a child rapist-featured on Toys R Us Advertisement!

    09/30/2009 2:22:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies · 4,124+ views ^ | 9/30/2009 | n/a
    Whoopi Goldberg,who defended child-rapist Roman Polanski on The View,is now featured in an advertisement for one of the biggest children's toy stores in the nation.Toys R Us must be proud.....
  • Roman the Rapist

    09/30/2009 9:22:58 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 38 replies · 1,477+ views
    Roman the Rapist Susan Estrich [CDATA[ He had sex with a 13-year-old girl. He got her to go to Jack Nicholson's house by promising that she would be in a photo shoot. When she got there, he fed her a Quaalude and alcohol -- champagne for a 13-year-old, how enticing -- and then he raped her. Roman Polanski was on his way to a film festival in which he was to be honored for his life's work when he was arrested last weekend. Some 100 European big shots have released a statement in protest: "Filmmakers in France, in Europe, in...
  • Public school teacher jailed for lesbian trysts can still meet victim, 15, on release from prison

    09/23/2009 12:55:50 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 38 replies · 2,440+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 09/22/09 | Neil Sears
    A public school music teacher was yesterday jailed for having a lesbian relationship with a 15-year-old pupil - but told she could continue seeing her when she leaves prison. A court heard that trumpet mistress Helen Goddard, 26, helped weave a web of lies so the ' vulnerable' girl could stay in her flat overnight, and took her for a weekend in Paris, where they joined a gay pride march. Judge Anthony Pitts jailed Goddard for 15 months, saying: 'This case is so serious an immediate sentence of imprisonment is inevitable.' But despite hearing from the girl's parents the devastating...
  • Former SEIU (ACORN Partner) President Sentenced to 25 Years For Child Molestation

    09/17/2009 11:19:24 AM PDT · by blueglass · 19 replies · 1,427+ views
    50 year old Jaime Enrique Feliciano was sentenced yesterday in Sacramento to 25 years in prison. He was convicted of child molestation, possession of child pornography, and manufacturing child pornography. Feliciano was working for the state of California when the Sacramento County's DA's office was tipped off to his illegal activity last September. They searched his home, where they found thousands of pictures depicting children in various sex acts, Also found were countless images and videos both on his personal laptop and his State owned computer. He also raped a young girl, then attempted to keep the woman from going...
  • Former SEIU boss jailed, media yawns (Obama Union Ally Sentenced 25 Years for Child Molestation)

    09/18/2009 3:22:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1,271+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/18/09 | Thomas Lifson
    Former SEIU boss jailed, media yawnsThomas Lifson September 18, 2009 Imagine if an official of a major conservative organization received 25 year prison sentence for child molestation. Would the media avert their eyes? Yet the head of the Sacramento chapter of major Obama ally, the Service Employees International Union, a man who represented thousands of state employees, received this sentence earlier this week, and the media yawned. Here is an account from the website of a local television station in Sacramento: A former union official and California Department of Insurance employee was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison after...
  • Stafford youth minister accused of having sex with teen boy

    09/10/2009 7:56:45 AM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 35 replies · 2,278+ views ^ | 9/9/2009 | KEITH EPPS
    A youth minister at a Stafford County church was indicted yesterday on charges that she had sexual relations with a 15-year-old boy. Jennifer Michelle Brennan, 36, of Spotsylvania was charged by a Stafford grand jury with 10 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and 10 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to court records and sources, Brennan met the boy through her position as youth minister at Saint Matthias United Methodist Church in Stafford. The boy's mother said that among other things, Brennan counseled her son and his girlfriend against premarital sex. An affidavit...
  • P.E. teacher charged with having sex with boy

    09/10/2009 8:14:06 AM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 92 replies · 4,914+ views ^ | Sep 9, 2009 | KIDK
    BOISE - A 28-year-old physical education teacher in Eastern Idaho was arrested Wednesday after being accused of having sex with a 14-year-old male student. Detectives arrested Kari Atkinson after receiving an anonymous tip. Atkinson teaches at Sandcreek Middle School in Ammon. "Detectives went out and interviewed the victim as well as the suspect and based on that, they filed arrest charges for lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 16," said Sgt. Doug Metcalf with the Bonnevile County Sheriff's office.
  • No easy way to plan school bus stops around sex offender addresses

    09/05/2009 1:47:55 PM PDT · by Peter Horry · 11 replies · 593+ views
    The Post and Courier ^ | September 5, 2009 | Diane Knich
    SUMMERVILLE -- For the past two weeks, children in a Summerville neighborhood have been getting on and off the school bus in front of a registered sex offender's house. A couple with three children - ages 14, 12 and 9 - asked officials in Dorchester District 2 to move the bus stop, and district leaders agreed to do it. Starting Tuesday morning, the stop will be moved to a nearby corner "that's in the best interest of all children in the area," said district spokeswoman Pat Raynor. Dave Flournoy, who asked that the stop be moved, said he appreciates the...
  • British Nurse Arrested for Alleged Sexual Affair With Convicted Rapist

    08/29/2009 11:00:27 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies · 1,554+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 8/29/2009 | Staff
    A nurse in Great Britain has been arrested over claims she had a four-month fling with a violent rapist who was being held in a mental health ward at a British hospital. Rhoda Makambaire, who is married with a child, was accused of having sex sessions with brutal Kelly Edney, 29. They allegedly had relations in the Berkshire, U.K., hospital's mental health ward - a section for patients who are deemed incurable or show no signs of remorse. The rapist, who also has convictions for arson, assault and hoax bomb calls, allegedly told cops in explicit detail about his affair...
  • Oregon teacher accused of having sex with students

    09/03/2009 10:09:34 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 54 replies · 2,790+ views
    HEPPNER, Ore. (AP) - The Morrow County sheriff's office arrested a female teacher accused of having sex with two boys, 15 and 17. The sheriff's office says 30-year-old Wendy Cannin was taken into custody Monday and lodged at the Umatilla County Jail on charges of sexual misconduct and rape.
  • Church Off Limits for North Carolina Sex Offenders

    08/29/2009 9:14:11 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 15 replies · 989+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | August 29, 2009 | Summer Banks
    A sex offender was shocked after being arrested for attending church. According to North Carolina law, a sex offender could be forced to serve 12 more years in prison for worship. James Nichols was convicted of attempted rape and taking indecent liberties with a young girl. After serving a six year sentence, Nichols was released in September of 2008. Upon the release, Nichols began attending the Moncure Baptist Church in Chatham County, North Carolina. In March of the following year, he was arrested on the property owned by the church for being within 300 feet of a building with a...
  • Kidnap suspect's home searched for murder evidence

    08/28/2009 3:14:12 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 1,058+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2009 | Terry Collins
    The twisted kidnapping case of a woman held captive for 18 years in a secluded backyard compound took another disturbing turn Friday as authorities searched the home of her alleged captor for evidence in the murders of several prostitutes and new evidence surfaced of missed opportunities to arrest him years ago. Officers executed a search warrant at Phillip Garrido's Antioch home for clues in the unsolved slayings, Contra Costa sheriff's Capt. Daniel Terry said. Several of the murdered women's bodies were dumped near an industrial park where Garrido, a sex offender, worked during the 1990s.
  • Sex Offender Confesses to Kidnapping: Report (Stepfather says child remembers everything)

    08/27/2009 3:40:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,945+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/27/09
    A Bay Area sex offender has admitted to the 1991 kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was found safe in Concord on Wednesday, California corrections officials said. It has been 18 years since Dugard was kidnapped near Lake Tahoe. The break in the case came after a parole agent brought Phillip Garrido in for questioning after he was seen with two children on the U.C. Berkeley campus, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. Garrido brought two young children and an adult woman with him to the parole office. The meeting started as a routine meeting, but quickly changed....
  • Kidnapped California Girl Who Surfaced 18 Years Later Kept as Sex Slave

    08/27/2009 3:47:50 PM PDT · by past_present · 87 replies · 4,005+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 8-27-09
    A convicted sex offender and his wife have been arrested in the 1991 kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl — who had been kept as a sex slave and held in the backyard of the couple's Antioch, Calif. home. Jaycee Lee Dugard bore several children for sex offender, Phillip Garrido, 58, officers from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said in a news conference Thursday. The unnamed authorities also told the TV station that the victim, Jaycee Lee Dugard, bore several childr
  • Deputy accused of sexual abuse was fighter for gay rights (gay cop targeted immigrants)

    08/05/2009 5:24:16 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 1,440+ views ^ | 7:38 PM EDT, August 4, 2009 | By Ihosvani Rodriguez Juan Ortega and Joel Marino
    FORT LAUDERDALE - To the South Florida gay community, Jonathan Bleiweiss was a pioneering, openly gay Broward sheriff's deputy who fought discrimination within that agency earlier in his career. But court documents released Tuesday portray Bleiweiss, 29, as a manipulative sex offender who preyed on illegal immigrants too scared to contact authorities. He would act like a jilted lover when the men would not return his calls or text messages, according to those records, based on victims' accounts. Bleiweiss, arrested Monday, faces 14 charges, among them three counts of sexual battery by a person in authority, four counts of battery...
  • Evangelist guilty of taking minors across state lines for sex (Tony Alamo Ministries raided)

    07/24/2009 12:21:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1,316+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/23/2009
    A jury in Arkansas convicted evangelist Tony Alamo on Friday of 10 federal counts of taking minors across state lines for sex, according to the court in the Western District in Arkansas. Authorities in September charged Alamo, the 74-year-old founder and leader of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, and raided his 15-acre compound near Texarkana, Arkansas. Jurors reached the verdict after more than eight hours of deliberations. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. Between March 1994 and October 2005, Alamo transported five girls younger than 18 across state lines for sex, according to the indictment. The criminal complaint...
  • 'Hardball' Promotes Ted Kennedy HBO History, But Completely Leaves Out Death at Chappaquiddick

    07/14/2009 5:59:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies · 1,288+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 14, 2009 | Tim Graham
    On Friday night’s Hardball, guest host Lawrence O’Donnell enthusiastically promoted HBO’s new, glowing Ted Kennedy documentary. He began by declaring "There‘s so much ground to cover. We don‘t have enough time for this. And I want to show the people out there, people under 60, who don‘t know the early Ted Kennedy, don‘t remember the early Ted Kennedy, I want to show what you have got in this movie." But O’Donnell’s interview completely left out the biggest scandal of "the early Ted Kennedy" – the death of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick. This seemed especially odd as O’Donnell recounted with...
  • Ex-Idaho teacher pleads guilty to sex with minor

    06/17/2009 11:20:59 AM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies · 2,066+ views
    Fox ^ | 6/16/09 | Staff
    GOODING, Idaho (AP) - A former Bliss High School teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student last fall, including once on school property, has pleaded guilty to felony sexual battery of a minor. Anna Bettencourt acknowledged she had improper sexual contact with the boy in 5th District Court on Monday as part of an agreement with prosecutors, who first charged the 39-year-old in February with two felony sexual battery charges.
  • Pants-less puppeteer charged with indecent exposure

    05/21/2009 12:27:39 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 57 replies · 3,611+ views ^ | May 20, 2009 | Levi Pulkkinen
    Jim Henson he's not. A 44-year-old man was arrested earlier this month after witnesses at a Federal Way apartment complex spotted him using his genitals as a puppet.
  • (Sex Offender) Hickey says laws constitute censorship (Canada Child Porn Convict)

    05/02/2009 9:54:44 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 11 replies · 634+ views
    The Daily Gleaner (Fredericton, NB) ^ | May 2, 2009 | DON MACPHERSON
    Hickey says laws constitute censorship By DON MACPHERSON A convicted sex offender told a court Friday that people should be allowed to look at child pornography. He made the comment at a hearing held to determine if he'll be allowed to have a computer and Internet access in his home. Gordon Thomas Hickey, 59, of 234 Rte. 4 in Harvey applied to the provincial court to have the conditions of his probation varied. He asked that conditions be dropped that preclude him from possessing a computer and going online, and that allow the police to enter his home without...
  • ACLU Wants Changes In Nudity Laws Says Punishment Is Extreme

    04/26/2009 9:42:50 PM PDT · by gondramB · 14 replies · 1,261+ views
    ABC Channel 7 Denver ^ | 12:31 pm MDT April 26, 2009
    DENVER -- The American Civil Liberties Union plans to lobby for changes to Colorado laws that require nude offenders to register as sex offenders, claiming the laws are unusually harsh. --- Boulder is no stranger to naked mayhem. Last year, more than 60 nude cyclists rode around the city protesting oil-burning cars; a teenager streaked at the Boulder-Fairview football game; and about a 100 people participated in the annual Naked Pumpkin Run. In each case, the offender could be charged with indecent exposure, which carries a mandatory registration as a sex offender.
  • "Sex Offender Blues" (Video Poem)

    04/26/2009 11:19:33 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 3 replies · 614+ views
    Youtube ^ | 04/26/2009 | mt
    Question: What legal options are open to the neighbors of sex offenders? Sex Offender Blues: Click to watch video poem. She checks on the website. Her neighbor's on top: A male sex offender. She calls up the cops. But she has no charges, And ex-cons have rights. She thinks of her children. Bolts her doors at night. She drives past the bus stop So close to his home, Imagines her youngest Out there all alone, Decides to confront him To ask what he did. She thinks she might kill him If he hurt a kid. She knocks on the front...
  • Miami Sex Offenders Still Living Under Bridge

    03/27/2009 6:05:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 775+ views ^ | March 27, 2009
    Miami sex offenders still living under bridge 52 people call it home, say they're ostracized and can't find housing Florida officials say offenders chose the bridge because it was among the few covered places in compliance with the local ordinances. The American Civil Liberties Union is studying the issue before deciding how to push for a change to the rules in the Miami area. David Adame / AP MIAMI - A sandy shoreline runs outside Patrick Wiese's front door. A white crane toes through gentle blue-green waters as the sun beams overhead. The view of downtown is spectacular, the fishing...
  • Violent sex offender escapes Portland treatment center

    03/13/2009 11:13:18 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 30 replies · 6,351+ views
    KGW 8 News ^ | March 13, 2009 | KGW Staff
    PORTLAND -- A dangerous and violent sex offender escaped a Portland treatment center Thursday, police warn. William Surrat as shown in a police mug shot. William Dale Surrat, 40, has a long history of sexually abusing young girls and fantasizing about mutiliating others.