Saturday, May 31, 2008

DNA Links Man To Rape And Murder


Circleville police made an arrest Wednesday in connection to the July 21, 1990, murder and rape of Mary Cook. Cook was 83 years old at the time of her murder nearly 18 years ago, according to a news release from the Circleville Police Department.


James J. Hollis, 37, is accused of the crimes, according to the release. He will appear before Circleville Municipal Court Judge Gary Dumm at 8:30 a.m. today.

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Man Accused Of Child Sex Crimes


Post Falls police announced Thursday night that they had arrested a man Wednesday evening they say was sexually abusing children and involved in child pornography for the past several years, including delivery on the Internet.


Police arrested 52-year-old Kevin Greer after a search warrant was served on his residence. The warrant was the culmination of a two-month investigation by Post Falls Police and the Idaho Attorney General's Office.

Further interviews with several children revealed a pattern of sexual abuse that went on for a number of years, when the children were between 7-12 years of age.

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Former Drama Teacher Accused Of Sexual Assault


The former drama teacher at Mountain Range High School was arrested last week after accusations surfaced that he sexually assaulted a student.


Jeremy Dennis, 25, was arrested on May 23 for two counts of felony sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. He is also charged with sex assault in a pattern of abuse.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

College Professor Arrested On Child Porn Charges


Shocking charges surface against a Midland College professor involving sharing child pornography over the Internet. Dr. David Allen is the custody of U.S. Marshals after an investigation that began more than a year ago.

That was the same day Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents removed Allen's personal computer from his home on Quicksand Drive. On it, they say they found chat sessions exchanging dozens of images of child pornography, including those of underage girls posing nude and children engaging in sexually explicit acts. Those children - anywhere from infants to about 15 years old.

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Man Arrested For Rape Of 3 & 4 Year Old


Another sex crime in Sioux Falls and once again it involves children. At six o' clock Tuesday night police arrested 38 year old Barry Thunder for raping a three and four year old, and making child pornography.

Thunder lived at 3520 North 8th Avenue in Sioux Falls. Neighbors say several people, including small children, live at the home. And they say Tuesday night's arrest is a reminder to keep a close watch on your children.

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Man Arrested In Sting Operation


Corey Patrick Dingman, 31, of Wayne, faces criminal charges after allegedly being caught in the second phase of a sting operated by the Van Buren Township Police Department, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, and the Michigan Attorney General’s Office that targeted adults who solicited sex from or sent sexually graphic materials to children via computer.

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Sex Predator Used MySpace To Lure Teens


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A 33-year-old Monrovia man has been indicted for allegedly using social networking Web sites such as MySpace to entice teenage girls to have sex with him and pose for pornographic photos.

Gregory Scott Serrano was charged Tuesday with production of child pornography, using the Internet to entice minors to produce child pornography and to meet for sex, receipt of child pornography, possession of child pornography and attempted destruction of evidence.

While the indictment lists 10 teenage girls as alleged victims, prosecutors said they suspect there are more who have not come forward.

Apparently some of his screen names included, but not limited to:

Purein10citi, citigreg1116, serranogreg and latinoload1116, he also does have a MySpace profile, listed here...unfortunately it is set to private.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Man Sentenced In Predator Sting


An Orlando man was sentenced to 25 months in prison for trying to have sex with a girl who he thought was only 14 years old.

Jordan Eikenberry, 28, was arrested in July during one of Polk County's internet predator sting.

According to police, Eikenberry traveled from Orlando to Polk County just to meet the girl.

I originally told you abour Mr. Eikenberry here.

About



The Dead Kids of MySpace was started in of 2006. Initially and still to this day a large portion of the site is maintained over at "talkcity.com".

In 2008 I decided it might be good idea to try my hand with a blog.

So here it is boys & girls...

Over the years, The Dead Kids of MySpace has been lucky enough to have been featured on television, national and local radio, as well as several magazines, newspapers and books.

A crowning achievement came when the site helped lead to the arrest of a convicted child molester. Several others monsters have also been investigated as a result of information posted here.

In 2009, our ever awesome co-blogger (and long time tipster) Matagot came aboard...

Anyway, thanks to all who have followed us through all these years.

...A

Woman Accused Of Sex With Boy, Used MySpace


41-year-old Teresa Cantrall admits to having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old Appleton boy.

The criminal complaint says Cantrall knew it was wrong, but she loved the boy. The two would keep in touch through the networking wesite MySpace.

She was arrested earlier this month when the boy was pulled over for speeding while driving on the highway. At the time, Cantrall told police she was the boy's mother and she was teaching him how to drive.

She has since pleaded not guilty.

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Man Accused Of Sex With MySpace Girl, 13



An Orange County man who is accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl he allegedly met on the Internet, met the judge on Wednesday, instead.

Police said Luis Quinones, 28, met the girl online through MySpace.com.

After being arrested Tuesday at his house, Quinones admitted to meeting the girl at least eight times over the past two weeks, and that the two had sex each time.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Police: Man Posed As 16 On MySpace


A 26-year-old Fort Ashby man was arrested early Sunday on charges of solicitation of a minor via the computer following a sting operation by the Hampshire County Sheriff's Office.

Michael Dean Carman was taken into custody about 2:20 a.m. in a school parking lot in Romney, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies said Carman came to the school to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

Carman had allegedly set up a profile on MySpace pretending to be a 16-year-old girl so he could make friends with underage females, police said.

It was there that he met Deputy Wes Frame, who was posing as a 14-year-old girl.

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MySpace Contact Leads To Arrest


A 31-year-old Kissimmee man was arrested Friday and charged with having sex with a Lake Alfred 16-year-old he met on MySpace, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.

Patrick S. Barnes was charged with using a computer service to seduce or solicit, a third-degree felony, traveling to meet a minor, a second-degree felony, and interference with custody, a third-degree felony.

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Alleged Internet Predator Arrested


A Savannah man who thought he was driving 130 miles to meet a 13-year-old girl Wednesday was met instead by Shelbyville police detectives.



Hoppy Joe Brown, 45, had been in contact over the Internet since Saturday with Detective Charles Merlo, who said he posed as the girl in a chat room.

"He showed up at Never Rest Park at 8:30 a.m. with several pieces of clothing, a webcam and condoms," Merlo said.

Music Teacher Accused Of Sexual Assault


Mr. Lloyd “Marty” Pollard, 47, of Lyons, was arrested this afternoon on two counts of Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust, and two counts of Aggravated Incest.


Mr. Pollard is a musician who has performed professionally around the state. He has also taught instrumental music at several local studios.

Anyone with further information regarding this case should contact Detective Ali Thompson at #303-441-3643 or via e-mail at: athompson@bouldercounty.org.

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Sex Offenders Arrested For Using MySpace


The State Police today arrested three registered sex offenders for violating their parole by accessing MySpace and Facebook despite a law that went into effect this January prohibiting their use of such Internet sites.

Stanton Ulmer, 32, of Neptune Township, Felice Black, 24, of Paterson, and Pietro Parisi, 34, of Westville, were arrested in early morning raids. Detectives also seized computers, a webcam, and a cell phone.

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Police: Woman Found In Car Trunk Was Shot


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A 25-year-old man charged with kidnapping a woman and putting her in the trunk of a car was indicted by a grand jury Thursday.

Matthew P. Plas was indicted on charges of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, attempted murder, felonious assault, attempted rape, tampering with evidence, having weapons while under disability, gross sexual imposition and carrying concealed weapon.


Video: Arraignment Hearing

Police say Plas shot 43-year-old Shawn Stevens, of Calisle Township, in the upper back and stuffed her into the trunk of a car. Police say he then dumped her body behind an abandoned garage.

She was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where she is currently recovering. The bullet severed her spinal cord, paralyzing Stevens from the waist down.

Police: Man Admits To Killing Mom And Kids


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Hours after he was charged in the grisly slayings of a mother and her two children, Edward Allen Covington's face betrayed no emotion.

Handcuffed and flanked by sheriff's deputies, Covington was silent while he waded through a throng of cameras, microphones and news reporters asking if he felt remorse.

Covington's gaze remained blank. He was led to a patrol car waiting to take him to jail.

Without saying a word, he was gone.

"We should all be glad that this guy is off the streets," said Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee.

Covington, 35 and unemployed, told deputies that on Mother's Day he choked, beat, stabbed and mutilated his girlfriend, Lisa Freiberg, and her children, Heather Savannah and Zachary, in the mobile home they shared in Lutz, according to an arrest report.

Man Accused Of Repeatedly Raping Woman


Police arrested a man wanted in Oregon who is accused of raping and holding a woman hostage for hours at a home near Eatonville.

Pierce County sheriff's investigators said 22-year-old Buddy Pfaff was on a methamphetamine binge when he became paranoid and pulled a knife.

According to probable cause documents Pfaff began threatening the victim, a 50-year-old woman, and told her she was going to die. The documents said Pfaff held a knife to her throat and repeatedly raped her.


Investigators say Pfaff's roommate managed to talk his way out of the house and then called 911.

Deputies said the victim was able to trick Pfaff into walking outside by saying she needed a drink of water from a neighbor's home and then Pfaff was taken into custody by police.

Pfaff is wanted in Oregon on fugitive warrants for a number of charges.

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Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges


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Authorities arrested a man today who was wanted on charges of possessing child pornography, the Livingston County Sheriff's Department announced.

Police said they received information that 20-year-old Michael Edward Bodzsar, who was charged with possession of child sexually abusive material, was at his parents' home in Garden City.


He was investigated by Livingston County Sheriff's detectives, along with the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children task force.

Investigators said they seized another computer in his possession. He's currently lodged at the Livingston County Jail awaiting arraignment.

Child Sex Suspect Arrested Again


Authorities said a local child sex suspect should have been taken off the streets years ago. This is the second time 37-year-old Michael Karrer, of Allison Park, has been arrested in connection with child pornography.


The first time, police said he told them that he met his victims on an educational Web site where children around the world log on to chat with other children. On Tuesday night, he was arrested again, and once again, according to police, he confessed his attraction to children.

According to the criminal complaint, Karrer is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and taking pictures of the alleged indecent assault on Christmas Day.

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Woman Arrested After MySpace Use


From May:

A woman from Virginia Beach has been arrested and charged with propositioning the 15-year-old son of a family friend on MySpace and asking him for sex.

Jennifer Lawson, 39, was charged with indecent liberties, use of a communication device to solicit a minor, distributing marijuana to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She is being held without bond at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center.

According to the police report, a parent contacted police last Friday and said her 15-year-old son was exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 39-year-old woman on the MySpace social networking site.

Sex Offender Who Used MySpace Jailed


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A registered sex offender will spend time in prison for viewing child pornography while on probation for a 2003 sexual assault conviction.

Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wirtz handed down a three-year prison sentence to Matthew J. Pflum, N5268 Summit Court, during a hearing Tuesday in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court. Wirtz also ordered Pflum to spend three years on extended supervision.

Pflum viewed explicit images of girls as young as 7 years old, according to the criminal complaint. Investigators took a look at Pflum's activities last August after his probation agent learned he had created a MySpace profile, which violated conditions of his probation, according to the criminal complaint.

Woman Charged In Investigation


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A 25-year-old Haw River woman was charged with two sex offenses Thursday for her alleged involvement with a juvenile at the home of a man charged with operating an illegal moonshine still and taking nude photographs of underage girls.

Jillian Ginger "Jill" Johnson, of Meadowbrook Drive, Haw River, was charged with crime against nature and sexual battery, according to an Alamance County Sheriff's Department news release.

Man Among 5, Arrested In Child Sex Sting


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Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett agents from the Child Predator Unit have arrested five accused predators in suburban Philadelphia and Allentown areas in the last few days.

Charles Joseph Lamberton was among the arrest.

Corbett said that Lamberton allegedly used an Internet chat room to approach what he believed was a 12-year-old girl, asking her if she liked "older guys" and telling her, "I love younger girls."

School Bus Driver Accused Of Molestation


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A school bus driver and Big Brother mentor has been arrested after police say he molested a 14-year-old boy who suffers from autism.

Danny Floyd Jr., 39, is accused of molesting a teenage boy that he met while doing volunteer work. Investigators are concerned that there may be more victims.

Floyd volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters to mentor a 14-year-old boy suffering from autism. But authorities say the relationship that developed was sexually abusive.

Suspect Faces Child Porn Charge


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A village man is facing a felony charge after child pornography was discovered on his computer this week, according to state police.

David J. Bowman, 19, of 12 S. Park St., was charged Tuesday with possession of child pornography, a class E felony, an investigator said.

Cops: Suspects Used Corpse To Smoke Pot


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The Kingwood teenager's story of decapitating a corpse and using the head to smoke marijuana was so outlandish that at first Houston Police Department senior police officer Jim Adkins did not believe it.

Yet, Kevin Wade Jones Jr., 17, appeared almost indifferent as he relayed the bizarre description of his and two friends' activities at an Humble area graveyard, Adkins said.

"I just doubted it because it's very morbid, and I couldn't see anybody doing something like this," Adkins said Thursday.

Not until police went to the home of another Kingwood 17-year-old, Matthew Richard Gonzalez, did the officer believe the tale.

"He regurgitated in his plate of food when I asked him about it," Adkins said. "So I knew there was some truth to the story."

Now, Jones, Gonzalez and a juvenile whose name has not been released are each charged with abuse of a corpse, a misdemeanor. All three were arrested Wednesday night.

Police said a fourth suspect is wanted for questioning.

Houston police believe the teens disturbed the grave of an 11-year-old boy who died in 1921.

The child was buried at an unmarked cemetery believed to be reserved for black veterans and their families, Adkins said.

Paroled Rapist Used MySpace To Lure Girl, Then Kills Self


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Former Naperville resident Bryan E. Halstead was freed from prison a little more than four months ago, after serving a 21-year sentence for raping an Aurora girl in 1985 and brutalizing her family in their home.

Halstead, 44, committed suicide Wednesday morning, less than a day after trying to arrange a sexual tryst with a Naperville girl.

Camp Worker Arrested For Sexual Assault


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An Agoura Hills man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of continuous sexual abuse of a child, Thousand Oaks police said.

James McEnnan, 29, was taken into custody after officers served a search warrant at his Agoura Hills home.

McEnnan met the 14-year-old girl, who is in eighth grade, last year at the camp she attended and where he worked as a camp instructor, Detective Eric Buschow of the Thousand Oaks Police Department said.

Man Charged With Making Child Porn


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A 22-year-old man is charged with possessing and manufacturing child pornography.

Investigators say a tip led them to Jaren Lee Hawkins home on Margaret Court.

Man Pleads Guilty To Rape Charges


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A LaCenter man is going behind bars for at least 12 years and 9 months after pleading guilty to rape and sodomy charges.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department arrested Ronnie Solomon of LaCenter back in August of 2007 on charges of four counts of Rape in the 2nd Degree, and three counts of Sodomy in the 2nd Degree. All the assaults were against a 14-year-old girl.

Suspect Arrested On Child Porn Charges


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Lafayette Police Department Detectives, with assistance from the FBI, arrested Saul Guilliot, 32, of Abbeville, on Monday for possession of child pornography and computer aided solicitation of a minor.

MySpace Man Charged With Assault Of Girl


From May:

A Germantown man who was seen talking with girls outside Menomonee Falls North Junior High School and possibly giving them motorcycle rides has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

David A. Potter, 50, of Germantown is charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child and one count of attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child in connection with incidents that occurred with the same girl in March, June and July of 2007, according to a criminal complaint filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

One girl said Potter used his computer and the MySpace social networking Web site to send e-mails to her and other girls asking them to hang out with him.

Man Accused Of Raping MySpace Girl


From May:

A Newark, N.J., man was arrested Friday after he allegedly met a 13-year-old girl online and traveled to her home, where he raped her and sexually assaulted her friend.

Hellertown police said Rephael Brandon Swan met a 13-year-old girl on MySpace, they exchanged photographs and she gave him her address and phone number. He told police he was unsure if she told him she was 13 or 15.

School Workers Accused Of Sending Explicit Text Messages


Philip Chwialkowski and Trina Lynn Rodriguez only have two things in common.

Both were school employees and worked with children and both were arrested for soliciting sex from students using their cell phones.

Also, of course both have MySpace profiles, so i guess that makes it three things common.

Man Arrested For Luring Girl On MySpace


From May:

Red Bluff police arrested a local man at 7:09 a.m. Wednesday on numerous charges relating to sexual intercourse with a minor in the latest scandal involving the social networking Web site MySpace.

Elpedio Lawrence Chavez, 25, met a 15-year-old female resident of Shasta County via MySpace, Red Bluff Police Detective Gene Randall said in a press release. Chavez admits to picking up the girl from her home Tuesday and taking her back to his residence on Hasvold Drive where they engaged in sexual activity, the release said.

On Wednesday morning, police received information regarding the location of the 15-year-old runaway and proceeded to take her into temporary, protective custody

Teen & Boyfriend Charged In Death Of Man


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North Florida authorities charged a 15-year-old girl, who was the subject of an Amber Alert, and her boyfriend with fatally beating, stabbing and suffocating an older man.

Putnam County Sheriff Dean Kelly said Tuesday at a news conference that a first-degree murder warrant had been issued for Morgan Amanda Leppert, who is in custody with her boyfriend Toby Lowry, in El Paso, Texas, charging her with the slaying of 66-year-old James Stewart.

Stewart was beaten with two metal rods, stabbed several times and suffocated with a plastic bag over his head.

Teacher's Aide Charged In Corruption Case


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A 28-year-old teacher's aide at North Penn High School in Lansdale has been charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old boy in her class over a four-month period.

Michelle E. Zulkowsky of North Wales was accused of having a relationship that included touching the boy inappropriately in the classroom, according to charges filed by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

Cop Allegedly Solicted Girls Via MySpace


From May:

A former Munhall police officer is charged with trying to solicit sex from underage girls and offering them $1,000 to suck their toes.

In February, 36-year-old Michael Curtin was fired from his job as a Munhall police officer.

Police say Curtin's association with underage girls began in January 2006. They say he supplied alcohol to at least three teenage girls. Police say the girls accused Curtin of touching them inappropriately.

Police also say Curtin made contact with two underage girls on MySpace.com and offered them $1,000 to allow him to kiss their feet and suck their toes.

UPDATE: Curtin sentenced to 5 years probation

Upcoming Safety Seminar


From May:

Internet safety expert from the California departement of justice Fred Baclagan, will be teaching parents about MySpace and Facebook in an upcoming seminar in San Diego.

The following quote comes from the news article:

"Most teens think nothing bad can happen to them and experts say even parents often aren't really aware of the extent of the trouble their kids can get in on the Internet. Baclagan says websites like MyCrimeSpace or The Dead Kids Of MySpace tell a different story."

Yes, Mr. Baclagan knows his stuff, because both sites have given parents thousand's of reasons why to better monitor their children's activies for years now!

MySpace Page Leads Police To Sex Offender


From May:

North Haven police arrested a man wanted for not registering as a sex offender in another state.

Warren Fuester, a sex offender wanted in Iowa, was taken into police custody on Thursday.

Police said that they found Fuester after he made a MySpace page on the Internet, alerting Iowa police that he was in Connecticut.

MySpace Contact Leads To Arrest


From April:

William Dana Reed was charged after showing up under an Orono bridge to meet who he thought was an Orono Middle School student. Instead, Reed was met by police and arrested.

44-year-old William Dana Reed, who ran unsuccessfully for the Maine House of Representatives four years ago has been charged with attempted gross sexual assault for allegedly soliciting sex from what he thought was a 13-year-old boy.

Middle School Resource Officer Andrew Whitehouse said the student told him last week that a man was making contact with him over the Internet on his MySpace account and asking for sex.

Whitehouse said he then took over the student's MySpace and Instant Messenger accounts and was contacted Friday by Reed, who arranged for a meeting that day.

Suspect Charged With Rape Of Child


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A Bay County man has been booked into the Pasco County jail on charges he sexually battered a child under 12 years old.

Lazaro Pena was arrested in Bay County and transported to the Pasco detention facility last night

Teen Charged With Second Rape


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A 17-year-old Fort Myers man has been charged in connection with a second rape after being arrested for the first earlier this month.

Eduardo Muniz, 17, of 13347 Second St., is facing two additional charges of sexual assault.

MySpace Contact Yields Arrest


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A Gadsden man has been charged with the rape of a 14-year-old South Carolina girl he met on MySpace.

Jared Heath Gaskey, 21, was charged today with second-degree rape and soliciting a child by computer, Gadsden police juvenile detective Sgt. Chris Haney said.

The man met the girl through MySpace, an online social networking site, about a month ago and they had been communicating, Haney said.

MySpace Molestation Suspect Caught


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Authorities are looking for a man they say befriended a 15-year-old California girl through a social networking site, flew her to Florida, then molested her in a Hollywood apartment just hours after he picked her up from the airport.

Police today filed an arrest warrant for Ansen Lawes Brown, 32. He could be charged with one count of lewd and lascivious molestation when found.

Brown met the girl in January through MySpace, a popular social networking website, and told her he could get her a career in the music industry, said Hollywood police spokesman Sgt. Manny Marino.

Man Charged With Rape Of MySpace Girl


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A Rio Rancho man is in jail and charged with raping a pre-teen girl he met online.

Police say 37-year-old Louis Tirone started communicating with the girl earlier this month.

Police also say the girl claimed she was 37-years-old on her MySpace page

Teen Charged With Murder Of Family


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A teenager who had recently moved back home after breaking up with his live-in girlfriend is accused of gunning down and killing four family members, stunning friends and neighbors.

Nathaniel Dickson, 18, was arrested Saturday night at a home in Belton about 20 miles from where the bodies of his father, stepmother, stepsister and younger brother were found, authorities said.

Firefighter Jailed In Arsons, Sexual Assault


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A man who briefly served as a firefighter in Lackawanna County is charged with starting fires at several small businesses.

Authorities say 25-year-old Benjamin Christensen of Carbondale acted out of anger or boredom in setting five fires over the last 15 months.

He is being held on $500,000 bail. It was not clear if he has a lawyer.

Police say Christensen talked about the fires while being questioned this month in a statutory rape case. He is also charged with the statutory sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

MySpace Contact Leads To Rape Charges


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A Statesville teen has been charged with statutory rape and sexual assault charges involving a girl he met on an Internet site.

Michael Terrell Borders, 19, was arrested on charges of statutory rape of a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years old.

Man Charged With Rape Of MySpace Woman


From April:

A Hillsboro man was arrested Saturday on charges he kidnapped and raped a Washington woman he met on the Internet.

Vernon Louis Woodall, 48, corresponded with a 20-year-old woman from Washougal, Wash., on the popular social networking Web site MySpace.

Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges


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A Grand Junction man is free on $60,000 bond after his arrest on allegations he kept child pornography on a home computer.

Bruce K. Inman, 44, posted bond on Sunday, one day after his arrest on a Mesa County Sheriff’s arrest warrant alleging a single count of felony sexual exploitation of a child.

Inman’s arrest happened a full eight months after his wife allegedly told a sheriff’s deputy she saw underage pornographic materials on her husband’s computer, according to an arrest affidavit.

Husband Arrested In Wife's Murder


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A husband charged with killing his wife at their home in Abington has been ordered held without bail. Police say he believed she was cheating on him.

Officers went to the house on Pilgrim St. shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday night. According to prosecutors, John Tassinari, 29, called police and confessed to shooting his wife more than a dozen times during a jealous rage. "It was from a male," said Assistant D.A. Shelby Smith as she described the phone call. "Saying my wife has been cheating on me and I just shot her dead."

They found his wife, Barbara Tassinari, 29, dead in the driveway with gunshot wounds to the head.

Suspect Charged In MySpace Sex Case


From April:

Woodland police arrested a 20-year-old Tacoma man after her parents said he was pursuing their young daughter, despite their telling him he was too old for her.

Officers on Friday arrested Jared Young Schauble at Horseshoe Lake Park, where he admitted arranging a clandestine meeting with the girl to have sex, the report said.

Police said Schauble called, text-messaged and held sexually charged MySpace conversations with the girl, 14. Both the girl’s and suspect’s parents tried to block the relationship, the report said.

Kids Entertainer Accused Of Sex Asssault


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A local man who was hired out for children's parties as a balloon sculptor is facing charges of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child.

Anthony B. Stelter has been charged with two felony counts. Stelter performs at parties as "Tony the Twister," twisting balloons into the shapes of animals.

The criminal complaint said the alleged assaults involved a 13-year-old girl and occurred between January 2007 and March 2008.

MySpace Post Leads To Arrest


From April:

A New York man who traveled to Southern California with the alleged intention of having sex with a 13-year-old Moreno Valley girl -- but who was actually a police decoy posing as one -- is in custody today.

Douglas William Evert, 46, was arrested Monday afternoon at a fast-food restaurant on Pigeon Pass Road in Moreno Valley, where the suspect thought he was meeting a girl named ``Allison,'' with whom he had allegedly communicated via the Internet about arranging a sexual encounter, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Teacher Arrested On Child Porn Charges


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Police arrested a Green Run High School teacher for allegedly possessing child pornography.

Michael Jablonski teaches social studies at the school, in addition to coaching the girls' volleyball team. Police arrested the 36-year-old Sunday.

Solider Faces Murder Charge


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Kenneth Eastridge is charged in a Colorado murder, accused with two other members of his former unit of killing another GI in a case that has drawn national media attention as an example of the horrific crimes allegedly committed by some returning Iraqi war veterans.

Eastridge, who was discharged the month before the Colorado murder, is charged -- along with Pfc. Bruce Bastien Jr. and Louis Bressler -- with first-degree murder in the death of their fellow unit member, Spc. Kevin Shields.

On Dec. 1, the morning after the group went out to celebrate Shields' 24th birthday, his body was found on a sidewalk in Colorado Springs; he'd been shot in the face, neck and groin.

Police: Suspect Confessed To Child Rape


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A Belmont County man is behind bars today for the alleged rape of a child.

Authorities believe the alleged rape happened numerous times over a period of years.

35-year-old James Piccin of Commercial Drive, Bridgeport, is facing three counts of rape, a first degree felony.

Man Charged With Rape Of Child


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A call to a sexual abuse hotline led to the arrest of a Rock Falls man who has been charged with sexually assaulting a child under 9 years old, the Sterling Police Department said.

On April 14, someone called the Illinois Department of Child Protective Services hotline to report the alleged sexual abuse.

On Thursday, Sterling police arrested Eric Bryant, 33, on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Perverted Justice Nabs Suspect


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A Sheboygan man faces a preliminary hearing this coming Wednesday on sex-related charges after he was lured to Appleton, allegedly to meet a 14-year-old girl.

Carlo Lutzke, 22, was charged Thursday in Outagamie County Circuit Court with child enticement, using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and causing a child to view sexual activity. His bond was set at $10,000.

The “girl” was a volunteer connected to the Perverted Justice Organization, whose members pose as underage children on the Internet to capture pedophiles.

Teacher Admits To Sex With Student


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A 24-year-old Lufkin man arrested Tuesday for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old Hudson student had recently taught drumline for the Hudson High School band, said law enforcement and Hudson ISD Superintendent Mary Ann Whiteker Thursday.

Sheriff's deputies booked Clark Lewing into the Angelina County Jail Tuesday morning on a charge of sexual assault with a child — a second-degree felony. He made bail, set at $65,000, the same day, according to jail records.

Sex Offender Used MySpace To Lure Victim


From April:

A convicted sex offender accused of molesting a 12-year- old Orange County boy at San Onofre State Beach and a 9-year-old boy on another occasion must stand trial on sexual assault charges, a judge ruled Friday, according to City News Service.

Hubert Haraszewski, 32, faces at least 381 years to life behind bars if convicted of all charges, said Deputy District Attorney Patricia Lavermicocca.

The boy testified that Haraszewski told him he was 19. The teen, who avoided looking at the defendant in the courtroom -- said he got "Squirrel's" e-mail address and added him as a friend on his MySpace page.

The two met up almost every weekend after that, using their bicycles to jump hills at an area called Sheep Hills, he said.

Man Accused Of Child Porn, Bomb Device


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Investigators searching a Bluffton man’s van for child pornography last week found a briefcase, marked “radioactive,” that contained components of an explosive device, Beaufort County authorities said.

Paul J. Danao, 26, was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of a destructive device, material and components.

The owner of a Bluffton tow lot called a sheriff’s detective Wednesday when the owner’s girlfriend saw what appeared to be child porn in plain view inside the van, authorities said.

Investigators found the briefcase in the van and called bomb experts. A SLED team determined the contents had a minute trace of radioactivity that didn’t pose a threat, a Sheriff’s Office release said.

Rookie Cop Busted In $113G Bank Heist


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A rookie NYPD cop was busted yesterday for an armed bank robbery in Pennsylvania, authorities said.

Christian Torres, 21, a transit officer who lives in Queens, waited outside a Sovereign Bank branch in Muhlenberg Township shortly after 8 a.m., police said.

Torres, who had traded his NYPD uniform for a black suit with a button-down shirt, approached a teller as she arrived for work, police said.

He asked her a question about mortgage rates, but was told to wait until the branch opened.

When another female employee, who had arrived earlier, opened the door from the inside, Torres pulled a gun, forced his way in and demanded the two women take him to the vault, according to court papers.

He allegedly ordered them to take out bills in $20, $50 and $100 denominations and stuff them into a white shopping bag he was carrying.

The cop ran out of the bank with $113,000, prosecutors charged.

Woman Faces Sex Charge Over Child


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A 19-year-old Gonzales woman was arrested on sex-related counts involving a boy under 7 years of age, Police Chief Bill Landry said Friday.

Megan N. Partin, 42157 Conifer Drive, was booked with possession of child pornography, indecent behavior with a juvenile, two counts of molestation of a juvenile and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, Landry said.

Partin initially was arrested March 11 and booked with possession of marijuana. But during that arrest, her cell phone camera confirmed drug use, Landry said.

Officers obtained a search warrant to examine the contents of the cell phone and discovered “explicit videos involving the boy,” Landry said.

Internet Sting Leads To Arrest


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A Newark man got a surprise last week when the "girl" he had arranged to meet for sex turned out to be very different, Licking County Sheriff's Office Capt. Bruce Myers said.

"(The suspect) was anticipating meeting a 15-year-old female, who of course didn't exist, and instead met a 40-year-old detective," Myers said. Marty D. Hellwig, 31, was charged with tampering with evidence at a bond hearing Wednesday in Licking County Municipal Court.

Man Admits Molestation Of Girl, 7


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A man who confessed to kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl will undergo a psychiatric evaluation while an investigation will determine if his 3-year-old daughter was a possible victim, KPRC Local 2 reported.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said Kenneth Delaine Stewart, 25, approached a 7-year-old girl Monday after she got off a school bus from Summerwood Elementary School in Humble and was walking in the Fall Creek subdivision.

The girl got in his car after he told her that her mother sent him to pick her up, officials said. Investigators said the girl was assaulted before being dropped off at a rehabilitation center, 20 miles away in Baytown, 90 minutes later.

Stewart was charged with aggravated kidnapping and indecency with a child.

Man Who Beat Woman With Rock Jailed


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A 22-year-old man who hit a Billings Clinic employee in the head with a rock as she arrived for work last July was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for aggravated assault.

Matthew M. Drullinger appeared before District Judge Susan Watters, who also ordered him to pay nearly $24,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors say the 56-year-old victim was walking in the clinic parking lot when she was struck several times and sustained injuries that required nearly six hours of surgery, three units of blood and more than 150 stitches in her head.

Drullinger told investigators he did not target Peter. He says he was drunk and angry over problems with his pregnant fiancee.

MySpace Contact Leads To Kid Porn Charge


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A Homestead man arrested last week on charges of receiving child pornography following a raid on his house by U.S. postal inspectors was ordered detained yesterday pending trial.

Federal agents said Kevin Dominy, 25, of East 17th Street, had been corresponding online at local public and university libraries and through the mail with an undercover New Hampshire police officer posing as a 14-year-old boy.

The case started in February when Detective James McLaughlin of the Keene, N.H., police department began corresponding with Mr. Dominy through a MySpace site he created to catch sex offenders.

MySpace Man Charged With Battery


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A 28-year-old Ala. man has been charged in connection with a sexual battery involving a Lucedale teenager who he met over the Internet.

George County Sheriff Garry Welford said Perry Lynn Gold Jr., of Harvest, Alabama, initially contacted the 15-year-old girl through MySpace account. Welford said Gold also talked to the girl on the telephone before arranging a personal meeting.

Welford said Gold traveled to George County where a sexual encounter allegedly took place.

Teen Help Cops Nab MySpace Predator


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A local teenager helped police catch a Londonderry man who was trying to lure a young girl over the Internet for sex.

Police said Andrew Farrington, 21, was communicating with a 13-year-old girl over Facebook and Myspace for approximately two months.

Farrington hCoad arranged to meet with the girl whom he had propositioned for sex, police said. Then the girl told her friend about the incident, who then set up a sting.

"He set up a meeting at the residence across the street from his own home and when the defendant showed up, he contacted the police department," said Lt. Jeffrey Bukunt of the Nashua Police Dept.

Farrington didn't stick around long enough for police to grab him on the spot, but police got a warrant based on the young man's description of Farrington and his car.

Arrest Made In Alleged Kidnapping


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Police have arrested a suspect who is accused of allegedly abducting an 11-year-old girl at knifepoint.

Miguel Navarro, 20, of Woonsocket, RI, was arrested Wednesday afternoon. He is accused of kidnapping the young girl while she was walking alone to school around 7:40 a.m. on Willow Street.

Firefighter Faces Child Porn Charges


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A local firefighter is under arrest and facing 300 counts of possessing and distributing child pornography.

Lake County detectives arrested Ian David Dunfee on Wednesday.

Detectives said they searched Dunfee's home in Eustis and found many images of child pornography on his computer

Suspect Admits Attempted Rape Charge


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An Auburn man admitted that he tried to have sex with an underage girl in the bathroom of a Genesee Street coin laundry.

Michael Mahunik, 20, of 122 S. Fulton St., pleaded guilty today in Cayuga County Court to attempted rape of a girl younger than 15 on Jan. 20. He was promised a sentence of 1 1/3 to four years in state prison.

Police: Man Met Boy On MySpace


From April:

A Manchester man is facing charges of soliciting sex with a minor online.

Craig Marcotte, 28, was arrested Tuesday. Police said he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy in December 2006. Investigators said Marcotte met the boy online and set up a meeting on MySpace.com.

Teen Charged With Sexual Assault


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A Cascade teen was charged today for allegedly having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl at his residence.

The two were watching the animated movie “Open Season,” when Eric R. Cullen, 19, touched the girl inappropriately for about 10 minutes, according to a criminal complaint. Cullen, of 605 Madison Ave., could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison if convicted of felony sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age.

Man Charged In Net Sting


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A 42-year-old New Jersey man is free on $25,000 bail after he was arrested Friday night on charges that he sent sexual pictures of himself to what he believed was a 14-year-old girl.

The arrest stemmed from a monthlong investigation by the Ulster County Sheriff's Office's Interet Crimes Against Children unit.

Officials said Aung Aung of West Orange engaged in numerous conversations over the Internet with an undercover deputy sheriff who he believed was a 14-year-old girl.

Suspect Charged With Rape Of Boy, 9


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A Chippewa Falls man out on bond for a felony child sexual assault case in Eau Claire County has been charged with molesting a 9-year-old boy in Chippewa Falls.

Justin A. Culbert, 19, 416 Macomber St., is charged with first degree sexual assault of a child under age 13 without great bodily harm, child enticement and felony bail jumping.

MySpace Encounter Leads To Arrest


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Naples police arrested a 22-year-old Golden Gate Estates man after they say he confessed during a monitored phone call to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl he met on MySpace and called hundreds of times.

Carl Frederick Zinck Jr., 14870 Pleasant Bay Lane, No. 1202, was charged with one count of lewd and lascivious battery — sexual act with a person 12 to 15 years of age.

Predator Sting Nabs Suspects


11 men are under arrest and charged with soliciting sex from a child via the Internet.

Detectives say the suspects lived in cities around Florida and all traveled to an undercover location in Polk County thinking they were going to have sex with a child.

Undercover detectives used chat rooms and instant messaging programs to direct suspects to the location.

According to reports, most of the men sent pornographic material to the undercover detectives who were posing as children.

Among the men arrested were Rick Nieves and Farhan Mujahid, and you can view both their profiles here.

Suspect Charged With Rape Of Girl


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A 19-year-old Overland Park man appeared in Johnson County District Court today charged with the rape of a child under 14.

Joshua R. Neely is accused of having non-consensual sex with a 13-year-old girl who was his friend. According to police, the girl had gotten into Neely’s car on Feb. 21 to return a gift he had given her. Police said the two drove around for a while before Neely parked and allegedly attacked the victim.

Doctor Arrested In Child Sex Sting


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A doctor who was once a physician for the Michigan Department of Corrections is accused of being involved in an Internet sex sting.

Dr. Audberto Cesar Antonini, 51, of Canton was part of an Internet sexual misconduct sting where police said he engaged in sexually explicit chats with an officer posing as a 13 year-old male, police said.

Priest Faces Molestation Charges


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Police say a former priest in Charlotte has been arrested on charges of having sex with minor dating to an offense the accuser says occurred in 1999.

The Charlotte Observer reported that police said the Rev. Robert Yurgel was taken into custody Wednesday in Passaic, N.J. Police said the accuser was 14 years old in 1999 and recently reported his account to Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives.

The 43-year-old Yurgel was wanted on five counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor and two counts of statutory sex offense. He will be extradited to Charlotte.

Man Busted In Internet Sting


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A man who was targeted in an internet sting operation was arrested as he stepped off a bus in downtown Shreveport this afternoon. Investigators said he had come to Shreveport intending to meet a 14-year-old for sex.

More than a dozen local and federal law enforcement officers arrested James Coker, 39, of Dixon, Ill., without incident at the Greyhound terminal on Fannin Street.

Teacher's MySpace Rendezvous With Boy


From April:

A man who called himself Eric corresponded with a 12-year-old boy on MySpace and the two agreed to meet in person at a Polk County shopping mall, police said.

They had agreed to tell each other what they would be wearing so they could identify each other, a news release said.

Eric, whose real name is Derrick Richard Sepp, met the boy at a Regal Cinema at Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales on March 15, detectives said. Inside the movie theater, Sepp fondled the boy as he kissed him, the news release said. The boy, who told Sepp he was 12, also fondled the 32-year-old man, detectives said.

Sepp, of Ft. Myers, was charged with lewd and lascivious molestation. As he was being booked into Polk County Jail, he told police that he is a teacher at Labelle Middle School in Hendry County.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Son Pleads Guilty To Killing Dad


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Chained but unbowed and apparently unfazed, Aaron Congdon pleaded guilty to killing his father Tuesday.

Congdon of Chittenden faced a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his father, Bernard Congdon Jr., but accepted a plea deal that lowered the charge to second-degree murder.

Under the terms of the plea deal, prosecutors agreed to ask for a sentence of 22 years to life in prison while the defense will be allowed to argue for any applicable sentence under the charge, which carries a minimum sentence of 20 years in jail.

MySpace Contact Leads To Charges


From March:

A member of the Albuquerque Fire Department was arrested over the weekend.

According to authorities, Glenn Perrin, of Edgewood, made contact with a person he believed to be a 13-year-old girl on the Web site MySpace, but it was actually an undercover police officer.

Court documents report that on Saturday, Perrin drove to Clovis to meet the girl and walked into a sting operation and was immediately arrested.

Police: Dad Kills 3 Kids


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A man killed his three young children at a downtown hotel room, then called the front desk to report their deaths Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Police officers who responded to the 10th-floor room at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards found the three children's bodies and Mark Castillo, 41, with minor cuts that appeared to have been self-inflicted, police spokesman Sterling Clifford said. He did know how the children were killed.

"Why he brought them here to do this is something we don't know yet," Clifford said.

Police identified the children as Anthony, 6, Austin, 4, and Athena, 2.

Teacher Charged In Sex Assault Case


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An athletic trainer and substitute teacher who worked for a high school in Aurora turned herself in to police Friday afternoon to face sexual assault charges.

Yvette Starzyk faces two charges of sexual assault on a child relating to several incidents in 2004 between Starzyk and a student at Hinkley High School, said Detective Robert Friel.

Youth Coach Arrested On Kid Porn Charges


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A youth baseball official was arrested Friday after police said they found dozens of images of child pornography in his home.

Metro police said they first learned of 51-year-old Ron Underwood through a tip about his MySpace profile to the anonymous 574-LMPD hotline. When police checked out the MySpace page of "Okolona Guy," they said found a picture of a shirtless Underwood. Listed in his profile "Okolona Guy" said he wanted a "nice young guy to talk to and care about."

MySpace Tip Leads Mom To Abducted Son


From March:

Tiffany Rubin, a school teacher in Queen's, New York, became locked in a bitter custody fight with her estranged boyfriend, Jeffrey Salko, the father of their 7-year-old son Kobe Lee (top left).

A court appointed guardian had given sole custody of the child to Rubin, but his dad was allowed visits every other weekend. They finally arranged a joint custody agreement but Salko was facing 6 months in jail for not paying child support. And then, last August 21st, after one of his scheduled visits to see the boy, both of them suddenly disappeared.

The distraught mother feared she'd never see her son again, and was afraid Salko may have taken him to the country where he was born - South Korea. As it turns out, she was right. She managed to hack into her ex's email account and discover he'd flown off to the faraway country with the youngster. But she had no idea where they were.

But not much happened until January, when someone found Rubin's MySpace page, and left a key tip that her son had been spotted in South Korea. It gave the name of a school and its location, the missing clues she'd been waiting so long to discover.

Suspect In Interstate Shootings Arrested


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Authorities arrested a suspect early Friday in a series of highway shootings after storming a farm and firing at a man who met them with a handgun, police said.

Virginia State Police say Slade Woodson is a suspect in a series of shootings on I-64.Slade Allen Woodson, 19, was charged in separate shootings at a home and a credit union early Thursday morning, police said

Daycare Employee Faces Child Porn Charge


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An employee of a Cumberland County day care has been arrested on child pornography charges. The Cumberland County District Attorney's Office said Daniel Clark had thousands of child pornography images on his home computer.

Clark worked at the Kids on Campus facility at 722 Valley Road in Enola, according to the YWCA, which operates the day care. Authorities said there's no evidence any children at the day care where Clark worked are involved.

Man In Court On Internet Sex Charges


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A Melbourne man accused of using the internet to groom an American teenager encouraged the girl to commit suicide and engage in child pornography, a Victorian court heard today.

Police allege Troy Shannon Belleth, 23, of Cranbourne North, used the internet to groom a 15-year-old girl who lived in the United States.

He appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court for a filing hearing after being arrested at his home yesterday.

Prosecutor Krista Breckweg told the court Belleth's alleged offences began when the victim was aged 13.

The offences are alleged to have occurred between January 2006 and March 27 this year.

Suspected Serial Child Molester Arrested


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A suspected serial child molester was arrested in Queen Creek late Wednesday.

Matthew Alan Clack, 24, was arrested around 11:30 p.m. at a park after one of the alleged child victims spotted him, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said.

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

Police: Man Who Met MySpace Boy Arrested


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Police made a traffic stop and arrested a man they say was going to have sex with a 14-year-old.

Police pulled 26-year-old Brandon Noah Smith, 26, around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night at College Drive and Harbour View Boulevard for a traffic violation. The teenage boy was in the car with Smith when an officer pulled Smith over for an object dangling from his rearview mirror.

For numerous reasons, something seemed strange about the pair, and when their stories of what they were doing did not match up, the police officer pushed harder for answers.

Police say the 14-year-old from Suffolk and Smith admitted that they met on MySpace to make a date for sex.

Man Arrested In Undercover Sting


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A conversation about the television show "Dukes of Hazard" between an undercover officer from the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department and a Garden City man ultimately led to the downstate man's arrest after he allegedly sent the officer sexually explicit messages and pornographic photos.

Jason W. Gault, 34, was arrested March 21 by officers.

Man Charged With Attempted Murder, Rape


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A 24-year-old New York City man is being held without bail on charges accusing him of holding his girlfriend hostage for hours and raping and assaulting her with several objects.

Michael Molina was arraigned in Gardner District Court on Wednesday on charges including attempted murder, aggravated rape, armed kidnapping with sexual assault, assault to maim, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The Gardner News reports court documents allege the items used in the attack included a knife, a pen and a screwdriver.

Suspect Charged With Rape Of Girl


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A man charged with raping a 13 year old, Eglantine girl, is behind bars.

Van Buren County Sheriff Scott Bradley says deputies caught the suspect, Timothy Shue, after a brief car chase that ended with him hitting another car.

"He resisted arrest a little bit obviously at the beginning. He didn't want to jail," says Bradley. But jail is exactly where timothy shue ended up.

Pastor Charged In Sex Sting


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A pastor in Habersham County is in legal trouble after having inappropriate Internet chats with an undercover officer, authorities said.

Rev. Bob Coats believed he was talking to a 14-year-old girl, according to officials. Police arrested and charged him in connection with at least nine incidents of Internet sex talk.

Man Faces Child Porn Charges


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A Janesville, Wis., man has been charged with child pornography after a computer he sold to a Rockford store was traced back to him.
Janesville police arrested Chad R. Moan, 30, on Friday on a Winnebago County warrant.

The Winnebago County state’s attorney’s office charged the former Rockford man with 18 counts of child pornography after the man who bought Moan’s old computer contacted police.

Wanted Man Arrested In Sex Assault Case


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A fugitive wanted for sexual assaulting a 6-year-old in New York was captured in Brevard County Tuesday.

Investigators said Emmott "Gus" Demars, 49, was arrested off of U.S. Route 1, near Post Road, as he entered a restaurant where he was working under the name of Gus.

Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault


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A social studies teacher remained jailed Tuesday after his arrest on charges of sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between an educator and student.

Michael Ingersoll, 29, was suspended with pay from Santa Fe High School where he has worked for two years, Superintendent Jon Whittemore said Tuesday.

MySpace Man Faces Child Rape Charges


From March:

A man arrested in Rowan County for having a relationship with a 12-year-old he met on myspace.com.

Police in Granite Quarry say 25-year-old Joshua Sloan met the girl two-years-ago and he has been with the girl in person, since September.

He is facing child rape charges along with a number of other offenses.

Police: Woman Took Advantage Of 2 Girls


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A woman was in the custody of law enforcement officers Thursday because of what they said she e-mailed to her boyfriend.

Sedalia police said Amy Johnson, 21, and Donald Rhodes, 35, took advantage of two girls, one of whom is 7 years old.

Police said Johnson e-mailed Rhodes pornographic pictures of the children, pictures officers said they found on his cell phone.

Teacher Accused Of Sex With Student


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A Longview math teacher and soccer coach has been arrested on charges he had sex with a 15-year-old student.

Joe Starkey, who teaches math at R.A. Long High School and is an assistant soccer coach, allowed a 15-year-old runaway to stay at his apartment, according to court records.

Police found the runaway, who is a math student of Starkey’s, at his Longview apartment over the weekend, investigators said.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Starkey admitted to police that he had sex with the 15-year-old girl.

Major Child Porn Sting Nabs Suspects


Albert Coven, Bradley Willis, William Fraine, Shane Hadcock, Daniel Smith, Darryl Dixon and Nathan Gress are all complete strangers and have never meant each other.

But two months ago they suddenly were thrust ed into existence with each other, as all men were arrested in a major child pornography sting.

You can view all of their profiles and read the entire story here.

Four Charged In Rape Case


They met at each other's homes, in cars and in public spaces.

They conversed on MySpace.

The young males met "all over town" for consensual sex with girls ages 12, 12 and 14 during an 11-month period ending in October.

On Thursday, Stark County prosecutors released the indictment of a 22-year-old man and juvenile charges against a dozen teenagers for sexual conduct with the girls. The cases stem from an investigation launched in Massillon last fall.

Prosecutors say none of the defendants forced, threatened or coerced the girls. The charges are based solely on the girls' ages.

The suspects were identified as Mario Elder, Perez McCole, Calvin Smith and DeVoe Torrence.

All have profiles on the popular site and you can view them here.

Child Porn Suspect Arrested


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Maryland State Police have arrested a Baltimore County man in connection with the distribution and possession of child pornography.

Jeffrey G. A. Stimson, 22, of the 700 block of South Potomac Street, is charged with two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. If convicted, Stimson could be sentenced to up to 21 years in prison and $52,500 in fines.

Disturbing Sex Sting Leads To Arrest


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A Seattle-area man accused of taking a train to Portland last week to have sex with two boys was caught up in an undercover sting that began in an Internet chat room, according to federal court documents.

James E. Eggleston, 59, of Shoreline, Wash., is facing one count of interstate travel with the intent to engage in sexual acts with a person under the age of 12.

An affidavit filed by Special Agent James L. Mooney of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in support of a criminal complaint against Eggleston revealed new details in the case.

According to the affidavit, Mooney first contacted a person with the screen name "jimmy2" in a chat room called "#baby&toddlerlove" on Feb. 10.

The two traded instant messages about having sex with children and eventually traded e-mail addresses. "Jimmy2" described himself as a patient care coordinator for "trauma/psych."

They later set up a plan for "jimmy2" to travel to Portland and have sex with Mooney's two boys, ages 3 and 5, who were fictitious.

According to the affidavit, Mooney was able to subpoena records that linked Eggleston to the "jimmy2" screen name and e-mail addresses used to send messages to Mooney.

At some point, the affidavit said, Mooney was e-mailed child porn from the Washington man.

During the ongoing communications, the Washington man claimed to have had sex with a neighbor boy who had moved away, several boys in Hong Kong and a girl in Texas, the affidavit said.

Suspect Charged In Rape Case


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A 19-year-old man from Mount Pocono is in jail today on charges he supplied a 15-year-old girl with alcohol and then raped her while she was barely conscious, according to Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department.

Joseph Fama and another 17-year-old male arranged to hang out with two 15-year-old girls from the Mount Pocono area Saturday night, and one of the girls ended up being raped by Fama, police said

Teacher's Aide Indicted On Sex Abuse


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District Attorney R. Stephen Atchison says a grand jury indicted a former Columbia County teacher's aide accused of sexually abusing a student and furnishing a minor with alcohol and marijuana.

Atchison says Jan Elizabeth Gleaves was also charged with contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, and attempted tampering with a witness.

Suspect Charged In Double Murder


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Lawrence Alvin Lovette Jr has also been charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the death of 29-year-old Abhijit Mahato, who was found shot to death back in January in his apartment near the Duke University campus.

Lawrence and friend Demario James Atwater are also both charged in the murder of UNC student Body president Eve Carson.

Youth Minister Arrested For Sex Assault


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A Winslow youth minister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of maintaining a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Keith Daniel Kiger, 31, of 17494 S. Highway 71 in Winslow remained Thursday in Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 bond, pending a possible charge of first-degree sexual assault.

Kiger allegedly had inappropriate contact with the teenager.

An informant said Kiger met the girl at his church, where Kiger served as a youth minister, according to police. Evidence submitted by the informant included documentation of multiple contacts between Kiger and the girl via text message, MySpace, Facebook, and e-mail. The informant also said the girl was out with Kiger late Saturday night under suspicious circumstances, according to a Fourth Judicial District preliminary report.

Kiger confessed to officers that he had sexual contact with the girl as many as six different occasions, the report states. Many of those, he said, occurred in the back of his van in public parking lots during daylight hours.

Man Charged With Rape


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David Allen Dennis, 25, of Herkimer has been charged with rape in the third degree and endangering the welfare of a child following a week long investigation by the Herkimer Police Department.

Man Arrested In Internet Sting


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Attorney General Mike Cox, Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans and Van Buren Township Police Chief Gerry Champagne today announced that 27 individuals have been arrested as part of a joint proactive Internet Child Predator sting conducted March 7th, 8th and 9th in Wayne County's Van Buren Township.

One of the suspects arrested in the sting was 23 year old Keith Smallman.

Woman At The Center Of Spitzers Downfall


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She left a broken home on the Jersey Shore at 17 and came to New York City to work the nightclubs as a rhythm and blues singer. Now, at 22, she is the unwitting, and as yet unseen, star of the seamy drama that is the downfall of Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York.

Kristen, the high-priced prostitute described in a federal affidavit as having a Feb. 13 rendezvous with Mr. Spitzer at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington,has spent the last few days in her ninth-floor rental in an upscale apartment building in the Flatiron district. On Monday, she made a brief appearance in federal court as a witness in the case against four people charged with operating the prostitution ring, Emperor's Club V.I.P. In a series of telephone interviews on Tuesday night, she said she had slept very little over the past week due to the stress from the case.

“I just don’t want to be thought of as a monster,” the woman said as she told the tiniest tidbits of her story. Born Ashley Youmans but now known as Ashley Alexandra Dupre, she spoke softly and with good humor as she added with significant understatement: “This has been a very difficult time. It is complicated.”

Undercover Sting Nabs Suspect


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Robert Weston Gregory, 28, of 208 Eastland Drive in Belton, was arrested Tuesday in an undercover Internet sting conducted by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, according to officials.

According to arrest warrants, Mr. Gregory solicited sex on the Internet from an individual he believed to be a 13-year-old girl. In reality, Mr. Gregory was communicating with an undercover Anderson County sheriff’s deputy, according to the release.

Man Faces Multiple Rape Charges


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Multiple charges of rape and sexual assault have been filed against a Derry Township man in connection with incidents involving a now 15-year-old girl over a period of 10years.

On Monday, state police charged Marc Andrew Barger Sr., 36, of Bradenville with two counts each of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault, and one count each of sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, indecent exposure, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors and criminal attempt.

Trio Accused Of Burning, Raping Teen


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Three men have been charged with beating, raping and nearly burning to death a 17-year-old boy on the Oregon coast.

Lincoln County sheriff's deputies were called about the badly burned and unconscious victim. Witnesses said the teenager was attacked after a party got out of hand in the town of Waldport.

Deputies arrested 18-year-old Christopher William Sparks, 19-year-old Cody Christopher Rector, and 20-year-old Robert Abenecu Bernal.

All three are charged with assault, sodomy, unlawful sexual penetration, recklessly endangering and harassment

Man Faces Rape, Molestation Charges


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A man charged with breaking into a ut student's room armed with a stun gun eleven years ago, is now back in trouble.

45-year-old Paul Wallace Dinwiddie is accused of raping one woman and trying to molest another.

Man Arrested In Luring Case


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Adams County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Thornton man for allegedly using the Internet in an attempt to prey on an underage girl.

Michael Dunlap, 26, was booked into the Adams County Detention Facility last Wednesday.

Dunlap sent e-mails to an Adams County detective posing as a young girl, said Sheriff's office spokeswoman Candi Baker

Mom Arrested In Car Wash Spraying


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A mother videotaped at an Orlando car wash blasting her 2-year-old daughter with a high-pressure hose was charged with child abuse Friday.

Niurka Ramirez, who is pregnant, turned herself in to police Thursday afternoon after seeing extensive media coverage concerning the incident, which took place at the Magical Carwash, located at 11105 Bloomfield Drive in Orlando.

Deputies said they believe criminal charges are appropriate.

Man Charged With Rape Of 5 Month Old


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A Greensburg man was charged today with raping a 5-month-old girl and was jailed in lieu of $1 million bond.

Scott Wade Smith, 18, also was arraigned yesterday before Greensburg District Judge James Albert on charges of aggravated assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse resulting in serious bodily injury and endangering the welfare of a child.

Man Accused Of Soliciting Homicide


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An Eden man has been accused of offering to pay someone to make "disappear" a juvenile girl with whom he is accused of having sexual contact.

Ralph Nickel, 31, has been charged in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court with solicitation of first-degree intentional homicide, felony intimidation of a victim and felony bail jumping.

Judge Steven Weinke set a $50,000 cash bond.

Court records also show that Nickel was bound over for trial on charges of second-degree sexual assault and child pornography in a case involving the 15-year-old girl.

He is accused of having sexual contact with the girl and receiving nude photographs of her on his cell phone.

Rape Case Awaits Fugitive, Used MySpace


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A fugitive guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2006 was indicted Tuesday on charges of raping another underage girl.

Jon Joseph Rutherford, 21, is wanted by police for failing to comply with the terms of his probation and for the new sex assault charges.

On Jan. 11, Rutherford allegedly raped a girl under the age of 14. He failed to meet with his probation officer on Jan. 31, and his whereabouts are unknown.

He was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual assault, four counts of third-degree sexual assault and failure to comply with covered offender registration requirements.

In the September 2006 sexual assault, Rutherford met with a 16-year-old girl at the Pink Cadillac nightclub in Waikiki. The two kept in contact through the social networking Web site Myspace.com, according to court records, and later agreed to meet at Pearlridge Center.

There he took her to a shed, where he kissed her and undressed her despite her protests. The girl said she feared for her life, and Rutherford sexually assaulted her.

Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Jail


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Paul Etheridge, 24, offered youngsters mobile phone top-up cards as “rewards” for pictures.

And he took sex toys and handcuffs to meet a 15-year-old girl at a hotel, where they had sex.

Etheridge posed as a lesbian schoolgirl on web chatrooms. He persuaded girls to photo themselves in sex acts — then sent pics to other youngsters.

But a shocked mum found the snaps on her 13-year-old daughter’s mobile and called cops.

Surrey Police’s Paedophile Online Investigation Team traced him with hi-tech equipment and swooped in a dawn raid.

More than 200 images of girls aged 13 to 15 were on his phone and 2,300 were on a computer.

Camp Counselor Arrested For Sex Assault


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A counselor for a teen camp in Chanceford Township has been charged with molesting a 13-year-old campgoer, state police said.

Curtis Franklin Wayns, 37, of Philadelphia, is charged with the felonies of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and unlawful contact with a minor, and the misdemeanors of indecent assault and corruption of a minor.

He was arraigned Friday morning in York County after coming here and voluntarily surrendering, police said. York County Prison had no record of Wayns as of 5 p.m. Friday.
State police Trooper Doug Miller said Wayns was a counselor at Camp Teen Haven, a nondenominational Christian ministry that serves inter-city children in the York, Lancaster and Philadelphia areas.

Alleged MySpace Contact Leads To Arrest


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A 30-year-old middle school educator was arrested by police Thursday on suspicion of child sex charges, one day after a 14-year-old told police he was molested at the man's home.

Wenatchee police Sgt. Cherie Smith said the boy told investigators he first met the man through MySpace, and that the sexual contact took place in January.

Police: Man Used MySpace For Molestation


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A 22-year-old Jeffersonville man is in jail accused of posing as a teenager online and then molesting a 13-year-old girl, police said.

Anthony Gardner was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of child molesting, Jeffersonville Police Department Detective Charlie Thompson told newsgathering partner WLKY-TV in Louisville. Gardner likely will have an initial hearing by early next week in one of Clark County’s courts.

Gardner is accused of posing as a 15-year-old named “Tony” on MySpace and luring a 13-year-old middle-school girl into meeting him, Thompson said. He allegedly picked her up from school on Valentine’s Day, took her home, and molested her.

Man Jailed On Child Sex Abuse Charges


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A Pontiac man remains jailed on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Livingston County prosecutors say 24-year-old Matthew Marcin knowingly committed sexual acts upon a 4-year-old female sometime in late 2007.

Daycare Abuse Suspect Arrested


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Killeen’s Little Blessings Daycare has closed voluntarily while local and state officials investigate the sexual assault of a 4-month-old baby.

An employee of the daycare, Terrance Charles Beard, 23, of Louisiana was arrested Friday evening on a warrant charging sexual assault of a child in an incident involving the 4-month-old girl on Feb. 20.

Two Charged With Child Molestation


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County prosecutors have filed charges against two Kitsap County men in the past week in separate incidents, according to documents filed in Kitsap County Superior Court.

Paul E. Volkmann, 39, of Bremerton was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree child molestation, after Kitsap County Sheriff's deputies alleged that he'd committed inappropriate touching and sexual acts with a 7-year-old that was known to him from May 2006 to May 2007.

Robie A. Greer, 23, of Bainbridge Island, was charged Friday with first-degree child molestation following an investigation by Bremerton Police detectives that found he'd molested two girls known to him in the Bremerton and South Kitsap areas.

One alleged victim said the molestation occurred between the ages of 6 and 13 and the other between ages 5 and 6. One of the girls said she was made to "pinkie swear" that she wouldn't tell anyone.

Firefighter Accused Of Child Molestation


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A Franklin Township firefighter is facing serious charges.

Police arrested David Newton for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old girl. Prosecutors filed the C felony charge of child molestation February 29. But, Newton has already bonded out of jail.

Prosecutor: Teacher Sent Porn To Student


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A Johnson County, Missouri teacher is facing charges of sending porn to a student. Colleagues said 23-year-old Brian Foree is fresh out of college and not even done with his first year in the classroom and now he faces a career-ending accusation.

Foree is at home in Warrensburg on Monday night, as his career in the classroom falls apart. Foree is charged with furnishing pornography to a minor and his colleagues said the students he teaches everyday are crushed.

"It's unique in the fact that it's a teacher whose abusing his position in my opinion, to have improper communications with a student," Johnson County, Missouri prosecutor Lynn Stoppy said.

Suspects Charged In Slaughter Of Family


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The Rains County Sheriff's Office has identified four suspects they say killed a mother and her two young children then set their house on fire. The suspects also allegedly shot the father early Saturday morning.

The father, Terry Caffey, authorities say was shot several times, once in the head, twice in the back and two times in the upper shoulder area. Authorities say he was able to escape and crawl to a neighbor's house for help. He's at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler in fair condition. The mother, Penny Caffey, 37 authorities say was shot and stabbed multiple times. Matthew Caffey, 13 was also shot and stabbed multiple times. His younger brother, Tyler Caffey, 8 authorities say was found with stab wounds.

Shortly after officials found the bodies at the Caffey home, located between Emory and Alba, the sheriffs department arrested four people. Authorities arrested Charlie James Wilkinson, 18, Charles Allen Waid, 20, Bobbi Gale Johnson, 18, and the Caffey's 16-year-old daughter. Authorities have not released her name because she is a juvenile. Friends tell us her name is Erin Caffey. All of the suspects, except Waid attend Emory High School. At this time, all four are in jail charged with three counts each of capital murder. Their bond has been set at $1.5 million dollars each.

Saturday morning, the sheriff's department says they found Erin Caffey hiding in one of the suspect's house. Early on in the investigation, the sheriff's department says it learned Erin and Wilkinson were dating, and Erin's parents forced them to break up. The sheriff's department says it believes this may be a possible motive.

UPDATE: Caffey gets 2 life terms

Karate Instructor Accused Of Sex Assault


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Fitchburg police said they have arrested a man on suspicion of second-degree sexual assault of a child and repeated sexual assault of a child.

Police said they believe James Koukas, 35, who is a karate instructor, has had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old he met while teaching.

Detectives said they are interviewing other children to see if there are any other victims.

Teen Accused Of Sex Assault On Girl, 12


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A Johnstown teen is accused of raping two underage girls.

Police arrested 18-year-old Peter Brownell after the parent of a 12-year-old girl contacted police about possible sexual abuse.

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