Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Child Pornographer Sentenced To Six Years

Suspect worked with campus ministry:

Earlier this year I told you about the case of 24-year-old Matthew Persichetti of Methuen Massachusetts here and here.

If you remember correctly he was the man who was arrested on child pornography charges after investigators stumbled upon an individual trafficking illegal images using (once again) the now defunct "Google Hello".

Investigators pinpointed the screen name "Randy7" to Matthew Persichetti's residence where they subsequently confiscated his computer and arrested him.

On it, a forensic analysis revealed images of child pornography as well as disturbing text documents in which Persichetti writes of sexual experiences with an 8-year-old orphan while volunteering at an orphanage in Mexico.

Even more disturbing is Persichetti once had in fact volunteered at a Mexican orphanage sponsored by the Merrimack College's Campus Ministry where he was a student.

Anyway, it was announced yesterday that Perischetti has been found guilty and will now be spending the next 6 years in prison.

Monday, September 29, 2008

MySpace Meeting Results In Arrest

Suspect picked up 14-year-old, brought her to his place and state:

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man on charges that he picked up a 14-year-girl that he had met on MySpace and brought her back to his home state of Montana. The girl was from South Dakota.

According to investigators Samuel Casey, of Forsyth, was arrested after the girl's mother called police and told them that her missing daughter maybe with someone that she had met through MySpace.

The mother told detectives that her daughter had left sometime on Friday, after she believed she was going to be staying with some friends of hers. Concerned, she contacted the friends who told her that she had left with Casey.

Police later located both Samuel Casey and the girl at a restaurant.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Teen Charged In Sexual Assault Case

Suspect's bond set at $250,000:

At the age of 18 Jerry Lee Langa is both on the board of trustees in his small town of Woodlawn Illinois and now also an accused child molester.

That's not exactly the kind of resume one would want in a densely populated town of just 630, but leave it up to the wizard kid to pull it all off.

On Monday September 22nd, police arrested Langa on charges that he sexually assaulted a child who is believed to be under the age of thirteen. Officers have suggested that the alleged incident occurred sometime on September 6th.

Much like the below article, there isn't much on Langa. He of course does maintain a MySpace profile (See above) but also a bebo profile which can be found here.

Man Charged With Child Sex Crimes

Suspect charged with attempted molestation:

Police in the state of Georgia have charged a 36-year-old Dalton man with sexual exploitation of a child and criminal attempt at child molestation.

The suspect was named as Arvil Lee West, who according to his Myspace profile is divorced with two step-daughters. He also maintains another profile on a separate site entitled BikerOrNot. You can find that by clicking here.

Right now there isn't a lot on the actives or accusations that Arvil West has been accused of, but hopefully a new article will be released soon which should give us a bit more insight into the case.

Interestingly, West uses arvil_w as his Yahoo ID. Only interesting because he signed up with their service on 08/14/1998 but coincidentally last updated his profile on 09/26/2008.

That's the same date in which he was charged with the crimes.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Man Arrested In Online Predator Sting

Suspect thought girl was just 14:

Police in the state of Pennsylvania have arrested a 24-year-old Allentown man on charges that solicited sex from a girl whom he believed to be only 14-years-old.

Investigators say Joseph Sabbagh, entered a chat room and began having a conversation with an undercover agent who was posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Sabbagh, allegedly used his Webcam to send a picture of himself along with a link to an adult website and told the officer she could see "all kinds of sex in there." He also wrote, "U watch then we meet sometime."

Detectives say Sabbagh expressed interest in meeting up with her, and described the various sexual actives he desired to engage with her.

He was subsequently arrested and charged with unlawful contact with a minor as well as one count of criminal use of a computer.

The Case Against Pastor Steve Richardson Continues

Yet more information has been released on the case against Pastor Steve Richardson. The official criminal complaint filed by the U.S government can be found at the bottom of this post.

However, I've included two sets of transcripts here in which the undercover officer engaged in an online chat using "Google Hello" with Richardson (cowboysspades).

Thursday, December 20, 2007:

cowboysspades: hi
Officer: hey
cowboysspades: how r u
Officer: bit boredyou?
cowboysspades: same
(cowboysspades is sending 6 pictures.)
Officer: that your old woman? Lol
cowboysspades: i wish
Officer: merry Christmas...ho...ho...ho
Officer: damn she's fine
Officer: wish santa would put her in my stocking
Officer: :)
cowboysspades: that would make a merry Christmas
Officer: a merry happy hard cristmas
cowboysspades: a smackin good time
cowboysspades: u got some pics
Officer: wish I did...starting over
Officer: I guess I must have pissed you off.... I'm sorry, I should have told you ahead of time
cowboysspades: No problem
Officer: maybe we can trade when I replenish my collection
Officer: maybe santa will nice this year
Officer: I guess your not santa
Officer: lol
Officer: later

According to the affidavit, during the conversation cowboysspades sent a total of six images to the undercover officer.

Description: Image depicts a female minor who appears to be around the age of six years. She is sitting on a chair, nude. Her legs are spread apart, revealing her vagina.

The other images include a depiction of a female minor, totally nude, knelling on what appears to be a boat dock and female minors wearing lingerie in various poses. These images would be considered "child erotica".

Then again the Undercover Officer crosses paths online with "cowboysspades" on Friday, February 1, 2008.

The following conversation took place:

cowboysspades: hi
Officer: hey
Officer: how's it going?
cowboysspades: how r u
Officer: good...how you been?
cowboysspades: good and horny
Officer: yah me too
cowboysspades: what u in mood for
Officer: at work and I'm having the hardest time concentrating...fantasizing about my daughter
cowboysspades: awesome
cowboysspades: how old is she
Officer: 4
cowboysspades: even more awesome
Officer: yea, such a cute age
cowboysspades: you ever doing anything with her
Officer: willing to do anything for you.... :)
cowboysspades: you touch and lick her>?
Officer: maybe.... :)
cowboysspades: :)
cowboysspades: got pics of her
Officer: not that I share that often
cowboysspades: ahhhh but I would love to see her
Officer: those are held close, close in..... :)
(cowboysspades is sending 5 pictures.)
Officer: mmmm.....like a flower that needs to be picked:)
Officer hot.....
Officer :)
cowboysspades: no pics?
Officer: not while I'm at work dude. :(
Officer: sorry... thought you knew that
Officer: later dude....boss just came in with a shit load of work..

The images were determined to be "child erotica"...and did not completely fall into the category of child pornography.

But the case however continued, and I'm sure you can all imagine just how shocked investigators were when they drove up to 305 North Josephine Street in Roysce City.

You can download the entire 21 page affidavit here. But I warn you, if you thought the above was graphic, then I suggest that you don't view it.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Police: Teen Killed Parents, Then Dials 911

Suspect called himself "zombiekiller90" online:

In the state of Michigan police have arrested a 17-year-old boy from Adrian on charges that he murdered both of his parents.

According to police, Marshall Sosby had previously told a few friends of his weeks ago that he was going to shoot both of them...then he actually did it!

Deputy Police Chief James Schwartz, issued a statement to local media outlets suggesting that Sosby shot and killed them both after arguing that he was using too many minutes on his cell phone.

The parents (victims) were identified as Michael Sosby, 40, and Carmen Sosby, 37.

After brutally killing both of them, Marshall then called 911 and told the dispatcher that his mom had shot his dad and then suddenly pulled the gun on herself as a result of being abused.

Later, after being confronted by detectives Sosby confessed to the murder of his parents.

Investigators say during the incident Marshall fired at least three shots, then pointed the gun to his younger sister, and told her that if she told anyone what had happened he would kill her too.

The 911 audio call can be found here.

Sosby has been taken to the Lenawee County Jail and is currently being held without bond.

Steve Huff of the True Crime Report has a lot more information on this case.

More Information Released On Pastor Steve Richardson

Traded images of infants with others, say police:

More information was released late yesterday on the arrest of Royse City Texas Pastor Steve Richardson on child porn charges.

According to ICE agents, Richardson has admitted to them that he had been trading child pornography online using the same computer that he had been using for work.

Investigators close to the case say that the trading took place on the now defunct "Google Hello", and Richardson's arrest was a result of a lengthy investigation which had previously began sometime back in August of 2007.

A big break occurred when ICE agents assumed the online identity of an individual whom they had recently arrested in separate child pornography case.

They then subsequently began communicating online with someone who called themselves “cowboysspades."

The individual using "cowboysspades" sent the officers a total of six images.

Detectives say, as their investigation deepened, more information developed that "cowboysspades" had at least chatted with and traded child pornography with nine other individuals, including several disturbing images involving infants.

Can you guess where I'm going with this? Of course you can...

At some point, "cowboysspades" was then traced even further to two separate e-mail account's, girlpedolover@ hushmail.com and girlpedolover @ yahoo.com

Both accounts led to Royse City, Texas and to the home and church of Pastor Steve Richardson.

I hope investigators are also aware that Richardson had been uploading similar images of the same nature for some time now on a notorious Russian server.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pastor's House And Church Raided In Kid Porn Investigation

Investigators think Pastor Steve is a bad man:

A Royse City Texas minister has been arrested on child pornography charges after police raided both his home and church.

Immigration Customs Enforcement agents confirmed yesterday that 36-year-old Steve Richardson was taken into custody as investigators seized his computers and other unidentified material.

According to his above MySpace profile, Richardson has been a United Methodist pastor for the First United Methodist Church in Royse City for nearly two years. He also maintained another organization at his church The Sunday Night Football Bible Study and his profile on GodTube can be found here.

He also appeared to have an interest in other things I guess. The good pastor was known by some online as bigguylover1972.

He wrote this post in an online (age play) forum:

"i love 4-14 with 6-8 being my fav for ageplay. so sweet and innocent. i love playing daddy to a young girl or boy. i especially love playing with a mommy for the kids. a whole family orgy.i began jerking off when i was 6 and was active with girls when i was 12.email me or yahoo me if you want to play"

His profile states:

"i am a pastor of a mainline church just outside of dallas. i have been a pastor for the pastor 10 years. i am married with two sons."

He has since had a daughter...

Richardson uses the following picture on the aforementioned site:

That's the only one I could show. Look familiar? **corrected**.

So without going into greater detail, I have a pretty good idea investigators are going to dig up a whole lot of images and videos of child pornography on his computer.

Richardson has been suspended pending the investigation.

Suspect Charged With Rape, Child Porn

Police find runaway girl in trailer park:

Police in the state of Missouri have arrested a Rolla man on charges that he had sex with a 13-year-old runaway girl.

The suspect, 20-year-old Eric Skaggs was arrested at his trailer in a mobile harm park after officers located the victim there. Investigators also say that they have recovered child pornography.

This isn't the first time Skaggs has been in trouble with the law, he had earlier plead guilty on theft and burglary charges back in 2005.

Man Charged With Rape Of Two Children

Suspect planned on leaving state:

A 31-year-old Hyannis Massachusetts man has been arrested on charges that he allegedly raped two young children, ages 3 and 6 years old.

Police say that Kevin Ford sexually assaulted the two young children over this past year, and the incidents purportedly had occurred more than once.

It looks like police stepped in just in time, because according to this article Ford was planning on leaving Massachusetts to either flee to Florida or perhaps Georgia.

Instead he is currently in jail awaiting $250,000 cash bail.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Woman Charged With Rape Of Boy

All while mom was downstairs sleeping, say police:

Police in the state of New York have arrested a Fulton woman on charges that she raped a 13-year-old boy.

The suspect, 18-year-old Tabitha Regan, gave a statement to investigators stating that she and the boy had previously "hung out" several times before the alleged incident. Later, Regan told them that she was under the impression the boy was between the ages of 14 and 16.

The boy also gave a statement to police and when questioned he told them that at some point he went upstairs to go wash his hands in the bathroom. Regan then subsequently went upstairs, found him and told him to go into the bedroom.

They then purportedly engaged in sexual activity with each other.

On Tabitha's above MySpace profile, the 18-year-old claims to be a single "proud parent", and writes the following:

"i hate him after what that fucking faget did what he did !so no mater what happens i will get her back so what he tryed is not going to work him and his family lost her not me ! so fuck them!"

I have no idea what that means, so instead I'll leave that up to you inquisitive readers!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

MySpace Messages Lead To Arrest

Suspect jailed then released:

A 31-year-old Wisconsin man has been charged with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

Police say Joseph Harrison, of Manitowoc, originally met the girl at a local church but continued the "relationship" using MySpace.

Luckily, good parenting stepped in to put a stop to all of this. Believe it or not, the parent's actually snooped on their daughter and accessed messages that were being sent between the two. Even more shocking, they contacted police.

The nerve of them, how dare they! Oh, but wait...

Detectives later interviewed the girl and she told them that Harrison was trying to get her pregnant, and that one day he would even eventually marry her.

Man In Jail On Gang Rape Charges

Victim found naked, face down on car:

Police in the state of Florida have jailed a Lehigh Acres man on charges that participated in the gang rape of a woman.

The suspect, 25-year-old Michael Garretson, was arrested after a woman was spotted lying naked, face down on the hood of a car.

She was taken to a hospital, where a nurse later confirmed that she had in fact been sexually assaulted.

When questioned by detectives, Garretson admitted to his involvement. More arrest are expected.

Police: Mom's Diligence Leads To Arrest Of MySpace Predator

Mother found messages on son's profile:

A 23-year-old Florida man has been arrested after allegedly soliciting a young minor through MySpace.

Police knocked on the door of Wayne J. Faircloth, of Blountstown, after the mother of the minor found "sexually graphic messages" that were purportedly written by Faircloth for her son.

He was subsequently booked in jail on charges of solicitation of a minor and transmission of harmful materials to a minor.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Former Cop Pleads Guilty To Rape Of Girl

Officer had met victim through MySpace:

Back in 2006 I told you about the case of 36-year-old Luke Stidham here and magically again here in 2008.

To refresh your memory he was the South Carolina police officer who was accused of engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl that he had met through MySpace.

Now it appears the ex Boiling Springs Lake cop has plead guilty to raping the girl. Originally he had faced up to 40 years in prison, but instead took a plea deal to shorten the length of the prison term.

Stidham has been sentenced to four-six years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised probation.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Police: Man Admits To Molestation Of Two Girls

Victims were only 9 and 10:

A 37-year-old Independence Missouri man has been arrested after allegedly admitting that he molested two young girls.

Police say the case against David Duree began when a 9-year-old girl told her father that she was being molested at a friend's house by him.

According to this article, when questioned by police Duree admitted to not only molesting the 9-year-old but also another girl who was only 10. He also told them that he would have continued to molest children had he not been caught.

On his above MySpace profile, Duree claims to be married with two young children.

MySpace Contact Leads To Charges

The absolute best crime blog on the internet in my opinion is MyCrimeSpace. So on that site, Trench tells a story of a 23-year-old man who had sex (allegedly) with a 15-year-old girl that he had met on MySpace.

The suspect is 23-year-old Brandeton Florida resident, Christopher Wade Carter.

You can read about that case and pretty much anything else over there related to crimes that take place on social networking websites.

I guess kinda like here but unlike him...I have no idea what the hell I'm doing.


Man Arrested In Child Porn Sting

Suspect admits to charges, say police:

Police in the state of Texas have arrested a Lufkin man on charges that he possessed hundreds of child pornography images on his computer.

The suspect, 37-year-old Timothy Eugene Casper, allegedly had been sharing child pornography with other individuals on a p2p network. An undercover officer posing as a pedophile downloaded one of the files on Casper's computer, according to an affidavit.

Detectives then identified Casper's physical location and proceeded to serve a search warrant at his residence. While there, they uncovered DVD's, CD's, as well as printed images.

In all, officers recovered 385 images and five movies of children engaged in sexual activity.

The above information comes from this article, but I have no idea what the hell they're writing about in regards to his MySpace profile. Even this cache clearly reveals he had more friends than the paper claimed and that was back on August 8th.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Suspected MySpace Predator Skips Court Appearance

Police can't find him:

A 39-year-old Temecula California man who is suspected of engaging in sexual acts with several minors from MySpace and other sites has apparently skipped court on his charges.

Daren Michael Elarmo, AKA Daren Jones, who police say trolled the internet looking for young teenaged boys, now has a warrant out for his arrest after skipping his court appearance earlier this past week.

Elaramo is accused of arraigning to meet a 13-year-old that he had met on an internet message board back in 2006. He has also has been charged with meeting another boy, 15, that he had purportedly met through MySpace.

If Elarmo's name sounds somewhat familiar to you, it's because I had already told you about him previously here and here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Suspect Charged In Child Porn Case

Suspect jailed in lieu of $40,000 bond:

A Largo Florida man has been arrested by police on child pornography charges.

The case against Christopher Bobo, 24, originally began to unravel when detectives traced the images to his home. When questioned by investigators he allegedly admitted to them that he did in fact download videos and pictures of children engaged in sexual activity.

Bobo has been charged with four counts of promoting the sexual performance of a child and could face up to 15 years in jail if convicted.

According to his above MySpace profile, Bobo is both married with children and works as a technician for a local telephone company there.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Man Accused Of Having Sex With Girl From MySpace

Girl was just 13:

A 20-year-old Utah man has been arrested after being accused of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl that he had met on MySpace.

Police booked Jose Ramierz on charges of rape and sexual abuse of a child after they discovered the two in a parked car "making out".

As the investigation deepened, officers learned that the two had met on MySpace and eventually started texting each other.

Investigators say she stated her correct age somewhere on her profile.

Monday, September 15, 2008

MySpace Contact Lands Man In Jail

Girls were 12 and 13:

Police in the state of Michigan have arrested a Traverse City man on charges that he solicited sex online from two young girls.

According to court records, 25-year-old Steven Robert Bush contacted one of the girls who was only 12, through her MySpace. He then went into "great detail" telling her how he was going to engage in sex with her.

He then allegedly solicited another girl, 13. Detectives say he sent sexually explicit images to her through his e-mail.

Bush has been charged two counts of accosting children for immoral purposes and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Perverted Justice Bust Up

It's a weekend, so the news tends to run slow. So for today's post I'll run you by some recent men who were arrested over the summer after allegedly soliciting sex online from someone whom they had believed to be minors.

The suspects were busted by individuals working with the ever great team over at Perverted Justice, who I've been covering for years now.

While you would almost have to be lying in a coma since the Clinton Administration not to know who they are, there is a slight possibility that someone out there has no idea what any of this means.

So for them, please visit Perverted Justice.

Got that? Good!

Now onto the profiles...

Scott Ely, of Belfast Maine
Mike Perry, of Waterbury, Connecticut
Russell Baker, of Santa Cruz, California
Marty Harris, of Jackson, Mississippi
Tony Giacobbi, of Las Vegas, Nevada
Larry Frank, of Prattville, Alabama

Crossposted on forum

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Teen Charged With Sex Assault Of Girl, 7

Suspect jailed, then released:

A 17-year-old Texas teenager has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a little 7-year-old girl.

Brandon Terrell Funches, of Little Elm, who friends commonly referee to as "Bubba", has been jailed after police interviewed both the mother and the girl.

According to court documents, the victim purportedly stated that Funches "put his private part in her tee tee." Investigators have also suggested that Funches tried sodomize the little girl as well.

The allegations are rumored to have taken place at a local day care center, where Funches is said to be the nephew of the owner.

According to detectives, the victim told her mother that her "private parts hurt." Surprised, the mother proceeded to examine her and found that her daughter's genital area was both swollen contained small bumps.

Police: Man Offered Dad Lobsters In Exchange For Sex With Daughter

"Girl" was only 11:

A 39-year-old fisherman and paramedic has been arrested after attempting to have sex with an 11-year-old girl.

Police say Charles Giovinco, 39, of Riverview Florida, offered diving lessons and lobsters (yes lobsters) to a father of an 11-year-old girl, if the father would allow Giovinco to engage in sex with his daughter.

If the dad agreed to the deal, the diving lessons and lobsters would all come free.

Thank God, there was no father but instead an undercover police officer posing as the father of the girl. Police subsequently arrested Giovinco during a summer long sting, dubbed "Operation Safe Summer".

Besides the 3 above Myspace profiles (which obviously someone cracked into), Giovinco maintained a personal website for individuals interested in learning diving lessons, but he charges people there.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Karate Instructor Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Police looking into possibility of victims:

A karate instructor from the state of California has been jailed without bond after being arrested on child pornography charges.

Police arrested William Joseph Hazlitt, 27, of Ramona, on Thursday after they discovered that he allegedly was in possession of hundreds of child sexual abuse images on his computer. Some of the children pictured were said to be as young as 9.

Hazlitt is part owner of HT Martial Arts, a karate school popular with local youth in his hometown area. Authorities have stated that the investigation is ongoing, and continue to probe the possibility that Hazlitt could have engaged in inappropriate conduct with some of the students there.

If convicted on all charges, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

Man Charged With Sexual Abuse After MySpace Meet Up

Suspect jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail:

Oregon state police have arrested a Oakland man after he allegedly met a 14-year-old girl through MySpace for sexual purposes.

The suspect, 20-year-old Paul Silas Stephenson has been charged with sexual abuse among other charges after purportedly luring the girl to a park.

Later, an officer came across a parked vehicle and found Stephenson inside with the girl.

When questioned, Stephenson told the officer that he had met the girl through MySpace a few weeks ago and traveled to Albany to meet her.

MySpace Contact Leads To Arrest

Suspect was teacher, youth soccer coach:

A 58-year-old youth soccer coach has been arrested by police in the state of California for allegedly possessing child pornography.

The suspect was identified as George Bull, of Lake Forest, who told investigators after being arrested that he was a substitute teacher at a high school as well as a referee and youth soccer coach.

Detectives were originally tipped off by Bull's activities when a father from the state of Arizona told them that his 13-year-old son was engaging in sexually explicit chats with someone living in California through his MySpace profile.

Investigators identified the individual behind the MySpace profile as George Bull, and he was subsequently arrested.

The profile of Bull's Myspace has since been removed. I know because I viewed it sometime last week, but unfortunately just never got around to posting it.

It had been set to private anyway.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Police: Man Sexually Assaulted Woman, Abused Child

Suspect held in lieu of $75,000 bond:

Police in the state of Arkansas have charged a Rogers man after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman and then injured a little baby who was just 5 months old.

Uriah Branson, 27, was arrested after officers responded to a 911 call that blood was foaming from a 5-month old child's mouth after being chocked by Branson for around 4 to 5 minutes.

According to an affidavit, the mother called police from a neighbor's home after escaping from a nearby bathroom.

Upon arriving at an apartment police found a naked Branson, who according to documents, tried to kill the infant because God had wanted him to.

Suspect Arrested In Online Sex Sting

Man thought girl was just 14:

Michigan state police have arrested a 44-year-old man on accusations he solicited sex online from someone whom he believed to be a minor.

James Scott Rogers, of Linden was arrested on August 25th after attempting to meet up with the underage girl who was only just 14. Rogers also allegedly sent sexually explicit images to the her as well.

What Rogers didn't know, was that the person whom he was actually chatting with was really a volunteer from Perverted Justice.

According to his above MySpace profile, Rogers claims to be divorced with two children. He also list his occupation as a "repo agent".

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Teen Charged With Rape And Murder Of Girl

DNA evidence leads to suspect:

A Sauk Village Illinois teenager was charged yesterday with the brutal murder and rape of a 15-year-old girl.

Timothy Easley, 18, was arrested after investigators collected and analysed DNA evidence as well as phone records to prove their theory that he had murdered Brashai Griffin sometime earlier in April of this year.

Police say Easley attacked Griffin while she was walking home, then strangled her to death and left her lifeless body face down in a creek.

Friends and family members of the victim have suggested that the two had been engaged in an on-again off-again relationship for sometime now.

Easley has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated criminal sexual assault.

Man Arrested For Rape Of Girl, 9

Suspect also charged with child pornography:

Police in the state of Arkansas have arrested a Rogers man after receiving information that he raped a 9-year-old girl.

The suspect is 38-year-old Shane Allen Grunlien, who is currently being held on charges of rape as well as child pornography.

Armed with a warrant, police searched Grunlien's home where they allegedly recovered sexually explicit pictures.

He was arrested the following day and has been jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Suicidal Man Arrested On Rape Charges

Police find suspect armed with two shotguns:

A Minnesota man has been accused of raping a woman on a desolate country road.

Police allege that Justin Peder Lehrke, 21, of Janesville, drove the victim to a rural location then forced her to get out of the vehicle and subsequently removed her clothing.

He purportedly then drove off, leaving the naked woman all alone in the night before returning shortly thereafter and raping her. After the incident, the victim reported the rape to police who in turn began investigation.

Amazingly, the very next day the Sheriff's Department received a report of a suicidal male who turned out Justin Lehrke.

Officers later located Lehrke in his Chevy Blazer at an undisclosed location. At the time of his arrest, he was armed with two shotguns but luckily was arrested without incident.

Man Allegedly Assaulted Babysitter

But police can't find him:

Police in the state of Washington say a Winlock man assaulted his babysitter last weekend.

The suspect, Travis James Seeber, 34, is said to have hired an 18-year-old girl to babysit his or his girlfriends 3 children. When he returned home later than night, he found the babysitter sleeping in the living room.

The babysitter told detectives that after waking up she found Sebber touching her, pinning down her legs and arms. He then allegedly took out a gun and told her not move or he would kill her.

After the incident, Seeber apologized and left the house. Naturally scared, the girl ran to a neighbor's house and called police.

Detectives are currently looking for Seeber, and anyone with any information is asked to call 1 800-748-6422.

Youth Group Leaders Arrested For Sexual Abuse

Married couple busted as victims come forward:

A married couple who were youth group leaders at a local church in their hometown of Maryville Tennessee have been arrested on numerous charges of sexually abusing minors.

Michael Roy Salazar and wife Laura Lee Click Salazar, both 35, are alleged to have met the teenaged girls through the youth group at the Lord's Disciple Church in Marysville.

As of this writing a total of 6 victims have come forward with allegations against the couple.

Police have charged Michael with three counts of sexual battery and three counts of statutory rape. Meanwhile his wife has been charged one count of statutory rape and one count of sexual battery.

Besides, the above MySpace profiles of both suspects it appears they also maintained another one specifically for the purpose of their youth group.

You can find that by clicking here.

Little League President Wanted Sex With Girl 10

Missouri man allegedly contacted detective:

A Missouri man has been has been indicted by a Florida grand jury on charges of sending child pornography online as well as attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with a 10-year-old girl.

Mark Miller, 36, of O'Fallon, who is a Cub Scout leader and also a president of a Little League baseball organization is alleged to have entered a Yahoo incest-themed chat room sometime back in January.

Documents suggest that Miller used the screen named Flash2572, and told an undercover Florida officer who was posing a single mother, that he wanted to not only have sex with her but also her little 10-year-old daughter.

The conversation's between the two lasted four months, in which time Miller also sent the officer naked photos of himself as well as images of child pornography.

If convicted, Miller could spend up to 20 years in prison.

MySpace Tip Leads To Arrest

Suspect jailed on $25,000 bail:

A 32-year-old Riverside California man has arrested after allegedly contacting a 16-year-old girl through her MySpace profile.

The case against Celestino Paguyo initially unravelled after someone working with MySpace reported the incident to the NCMEC. The individual stated that there was questionable sexual content between the Paguyo and the 16-year-old female via their accounts.

The girl told investigators that she had met Paguyo who claimed he was only 20 and after thinking it would be just an innocent meeting, agreed to meet him. Paguyo picked the girl up at her school where he reportedly persuaded her to perform a sex act.

Detectives recovered three computers from Paguyo's home as well as a cell phone as evidence.

MySpace Contact Leads To Charges

Suspect asked boys for nude photos, say police:

A Missouri man has been charged with enticement of a minor after his MySpace page was reported to the NCMEC.

Ivron G Butler, 44, of Carthage, is alleged to have sent messages to various young boys through his account. He is alleged to have been asking them for naked photos.

Police recovered videos and pictures of partially clothed children on his computer. While looking for more information on Butler I came across this court file from an incident that took place during the 1990's.

Could this be the same Ivron G Butler from the above article?

Monday, September 8, 2008

Man Sentenced In Child Porn Sting

Suspect gets four years in prison:

Back in 2007 I told you about the case of Mario Granados from New Jersey (not Alabama) here and here.

To refresh your memory, he was one of the many suspects arrested during a major two month long undercover sting into the trading of child pornography online, which was dubbed "Operation Silent Shield."

After pleading guilty earlier in June, the 21-year-old Granados was sentenced on Friday to serve four years in state prison. He will be also be required to register as a sex offender.

The children in some of the videos traded by the various suspects during the operation were said to be between the ages of 4 and 9 years old.

Police: Man Taped Sex With Child, 6

Hundred of videos and pictures found in closet:

A Bellefonte Pennsylvania man has been arrested after investigators say he videotaped himself having sex with a 6-year-old girl.

Police say David James Hollenback also taped various young girls through his window blinds and fear there may be more victims in his neighborhood.

Armed with a search warrant, officers seized three computers and recovered DVD's that were hidden in his closet. Hundred of pictures and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children were also confiscated.

As the investigation deepened police found seven suicide notes and the aforementioned video of Hollenback raping the 6-year-old girl.

As you can imagine, police are stacking up quite a few charges on him, including rape, statutory sexual assault, indecent exposure, obscene material and performances, invasion of privacy and endangering the welfare of children.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Realtor Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Suspect allegedly took pictures of girl, 12:

An Atwater California man has been arrested on various child pornography charges stemming from an investigation that involved a 12-year-old girl.

Police say the case against 52-year-old Robin Blake, a real estate business owner, originally unravelled sometime in 2005 when allegations surfaced that he took partially nude pictures of a 12-year-old girl. Alarmed, investigators conducted a search warrant at Blake's residence where they obtained his computer.

Detectives say that more than 100 pictures and movies of child pornography were discovered on his computer. Digging further they also uncovered the pictures of the little girl that Blake allegedly had taken.

Besides the above MySpace profile, Blake had previously maintained a personal website. Unfortunately that appears to have been essentially deleted.

But luckily he kept his Geocities page, which provides a wealth of information. To view that click here.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

MySpace Send Police Tip, Man Arrested

Suspect had child porn on profile:

Police in the state of Florida have jailed a Bradenton man on child pornography charges.

Investigators say Jeffrey Lyn Schueller, 44, was arrested and computer and video equipment were confiscated after they received a tip from MySpace.

According to the article, Schueller maintained an image on his profile of a man engaging in sexual intercourse with an infant child.

Earlier this week, 25-year-old Michael S. Kramer from Windsor Township Pennsylvania was arrested under similar circumstances.

Iraq War Veteran Accused Of Killing Girlfriend

Bail set at $1,000,000:

An Iraq war veteran who had once received a purple heart has been jailed in the brutal slaying of his 19-year-old live-in girlfriend.

Police say John Wylie Needham, 25, beat Jacqwelyn Joann Villagomez to death after Needham's ex-girlfriend arrived at their San Clemente condo.

Investigators allege a fight took then place between the ex-girlfriend and Villagomez. Needham separated the two and moments later 911 was called to "keep the peace" while the ex gathered her belonging from the condo.

After the ex left, it is believed that Needham for whatever reason beat Villagomez to death, leaving her to die in a back room.

Later, police finally arrived and knocked on the door. Needham answered the door naked and a confrontation took place. Deputies had to tase Needham, and police then searched the condominium where they found the severely beaten Villagomez.

She was taken to a hospital quickly thereafter, but was later pronounced dead.

Besides the above archived MySpace profile, Needham also maintained several blog entries all which can be found here.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sex Sting Nabs Suspect

"Girl" turned out to be undercover detective:

Police in the state of Ohio have arrested a Rocky River man for allegedly soliciting sex online from someone whom he believed to be a 15-year-old girl.

According to investigators, 24-year-old David Jaratz Jr. attempted to seek sex with the girl who was actually an undercover officer posing as the minor.

Jaratz is said to have traveled to the city of Avon for an arranged meeting with the girl. He was subsequently arrested and charged with several sex crimes.

He is currently in jail awaiting $30,000 bond.

MySpace Contact Leads To Arrest

Suspect jailed on $100,000 bond:

A Four Oaks North Carolina teen has been arrested and charged with statutory rape after allegedly having sex with a girl whom he had met on MySpace.

The girl, who is said to be 13-years-old met up with 19-year-old Daniel Sosa at his home where the alleged rape took place.

According to police, Sosa is an addmited gang member.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Couple Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Suspects admit to charges, say police:

A California couple have been charged with distributing and possessing child pornography.

Aaron Clark, 19, and Diana Orantes, 20, both of Porterville; have been jailed on federal child pornography charges as investigators say that both suspects have admitted to viewing the videos while they engaged in sex.

A criminal complaint alleges that the couple had been downloading child pornography through p2p networks and that the investigation was conducted between the months of July and August.

Aaron Clark allegedly told police that he would become aroused after viewing sadomasochistic sex acts and the sexual abuse of children. Meanwhile, his girlfriend told them that she actively watched and downloaded child pornography.

An affidavit states that the couple were mostly interested in kids between the ages of 3 to 12 years old and that they often engaged in role-playing in which Clark would abduct Orantes who would pretend to be a young girl.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Man Confesses To Murder Of Woman, Say Police

The sheer tip of a fingernail leads police to a killer:

Delores Futrell, 65, of Jacksoville Florida was found brutally slain earlier this month at her home and police say her killer, 19-year-old Randall Trey Deviney was her neighbor.

In fact, people would often see Deviney over at her home because Futrell had befriended Deviney overtime and had even cooked him meals in the past.

Why? Because investigators say Deviney's life is a troubled one and dates as far back as 2004. Over the years he has been arrested for various crimes including assault, robbery, grand theft and sexual battery among others.

Still while most people would shun such a person, Delores Futrell did not. Over time, she even counseled Deviney about his troubled childhood and had tried her best to help him build a brighter future for himself.

Unfortunately, the counseling sessions that took place on August 5th between Futrell and Deviney were a little too much for him. Investigators say he snapped while discussing his childhood and attacked her. Screams of terror could be heard by neighbors as Deviney brutally slit her throat.

Police later apprehended him where he subsequently confessed to the crime when detectives showed him the overwhelming evidence they had on him. In fact, Deviney's DNA matched those on the fingernail's of Delores Futrell.

Note please, although Randall's above MySpace profile states that he was currently residing in the state of Arkansas, it is in fact the same man.

A guestbook where people can pay respects to this wonderful woman can be found here.

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