Sunday, August 31, 2008

Man Arrested In Sexual Assault Case


Suspect met boy online, say police:

An investigation by Illinois state police into an alleged sexual assault case has led to the arrest of a Hannibal man.

Police say 23-year-old Richard Boggs sexually assaulted a 15-year-old Quincy boy that he had met over the internet sometime earlier this month.

The case against Boggs originally surfaced when police were contacted about the alleged meeting and he was arrested yesterday.

The above MySpace profile shows that the suspect was indeed in contact with a 15-year-old boy residing in the city of Quincy. This leads me to believe that the two had probably met over over MySpace.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Man Arrested In Online Predator Sting


Suspect thought girl was just 13:

Police in South Carolina have charged a Clinton man after they say he solicited sex from someone whom he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

31-year-old Benjamin Rhodes was arrested on Thursday and has been charged with criminal solicitation of a minor.

Investigators say Rhodes began chatting with the "girl" as early as April, but what he didn't know was that the girl was actually an undercover officer posing as one.

Rhodes could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Man Arrested For Sexual Assault Of Boy, 5


Incident allegedly occurred during sleep-over:

A 20-year-old Bethlehem Pennsylvania man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 5-year-old boy during a sleep-over that took place at home.

According to official court records, Juan Olavarria brought the boy to his home in June for a sleep-over.

The next day the boy told his mother that Olavarria had forced him to engage in a sexual act with him.

According to Olavarria above MySpace profile, he is currently attending Moravian College & Theological Seminary, a private liberal arts college.

Man Charged With Rape


Suspect and victim knew each other, say police:

Kansas police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old man with raping a 13-year-old girl.

Tommy Lee Jones, of Belle Plaine, was charged with rape earlier this week after the alleged victim identified Jones. He was subsequently booked in jail.

Police say the two knew each other and that the girl was actually visiting family members in Belle Plaine when the incident occurred.

Jones is currently being held, awaiting $50,000 bond.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Police: Man Videotaped Sex With Child


Abuse ended until arrest, say police:

A Hamilton Ohio man has been arrested after police say he allegedly had sex with a young girl who is believed to be now between the ages of 4 and 7.

John Mucher, 33, was arraigned in court on charges of gross sexual imposition and rape and bond has been set at $500,000.

According to detectives, the abuse began when the girl was just four years old and had continued up until this month. A purported video has been recovered that shows him engaging in various sex acts with the child.

Note please, the above MySpace profile of Mucher states that both he and his wife have been married for at least eight years and have two children.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Man Charged With Rape Of Girl


'Minnesota's realest' jailed:

A Minnesota man has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl after leaving the Minnesota State Fair.

Police say sometime on Friday night, 22-year-old Cory Alan Leyde, of Newport, raped the girl on a picnic table as she screamed and cried.

A criminal complaint alleges that both the girl and Leyde knew each other and after the assault she was taken to a local hospital and examined by a nurse where bleeding was found in her genital area.

Leyde was later arrested by Minnesota State fair police and bail has been set at $35,000.

MySpace Predator Found Guilty


Suspect won't get lifetime sex offender registration:

A 23-year-old Greenville Texas man who police said used his MySpace account to set up a sexual rendezvous with a 14-year-old girl has been found guilty.

According to court officials, Clayton Stephen Paris has been sentenced to 2 years in prison minus the 412 days for time already served. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

If his name sounds somewhat familiar it's because I told you about him in 2007 here and here.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Handyman Charged With Attempted Murder


Stabbed two people at his own place of employment:

An Illinois man who worked at an apartment building as a handyman has been accused by police of stabbing two people during a home invasion.

Thaddeus Gunnell, 36, Calumet City, was charged on Saturday night with two counts of attempted first-degree murder. He was jailed and is currently being held without on bond as of yesterday.

According to investigators, Gunnell stabbed both a 48-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman after breaking into an apartment (the same one he worked at) on Saturday morning. He allegedly had demanded money from the woman, but when she refused he stabbed her multiple times.

The male victim who attempted to aid the bleeding woman was also stabbed multiple times during the attack.

Both the man and woman were later hospitalized and are said to be in fair condition.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Man Arrested On Rape Charges


"Phone tip" leads to arrest:

Police in the state of California have arrested a 24-year-old Woodland resident after he allegedly raped a 26-year-old woman.

Officers credit a "phone tip" for the apprehension of suspect Kevin Lloyd Hubert. He was later booked at the Yolo County Jail on charges of sexual assault and rape.

Police say the alleged victim completed a sexual assault examination and is now back at home.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Married Man Busted In Predator Sting


A 36-year-old married man with two children was arrested at his home on Thursday after police in the state of Pennsylvania say he solicited sex from a girl whom he believed to be just only 13-years-old.

Investigators say Robert Dunlap, of Houtzdale, also sent videos of himself naked to the girl and wrote that he wanted to have sex with her. I should remind you he thought she was only just 13-years-old.

Dunlap used the screen name rcdunlap1971, and according to the AG's child predator unit, asked the child "would you touch it?", referring to the webcam pictures he sent her of his genitals.

As mentioned earlier, Dunlap was arrested at his home by agents. I just hope they didn't arrest him while his children were at home. That would have been just awful for them, something they would never forget.

According to his above MySpace profile, Dunlap is married with two children.

I can't tell you how much these type of stories bother me. How can a married man with two children do something like this? We can only hope and pray that Dunlap's wife may come to that same conclusion.

Her only choice is to just leave him in her past, if not for herself then certainly for her children.

Crossposted on forum

Librarian Sentenced In MySpace Sex Case


Predator gets 12 years in prison:

Back in 2007 I told you about the case of David Boschee from North Dakota here and here.

To refresh your memory, he was the librarian who had been arrested after travelling to South Dakota for a sexual tryst with a minor whom he had met on MySpace.

Boschee told a court at the time that the sex between the two was consensual and that she only objected when he tried gagging her.

Sick, huh?

Ultimately though, the Bismarck man plead guilty back in February and now a judge has sentenced him to 12 years in prison.

Friday, August 22, 2008

3 Soldiers Charged With Sexual Assault


Suspects admit to engaging in sex with woman, say police:

State police in Pennsylvania have arrested three National Guard Soldiers and charged them all with sexually assaulting a 37-year-old woman whom they had allegedly met in a bar.

The suspects were identified as: Alan W. Ledford Jr., 26, of South Coopersburg, Sean P. McMenamin, 24, of Pottstown, and Matthew S. Taggart, 23, of Springfield.

According to a Fox News article, earlier in January both Ledford and McMenamin were confronted by police about the allegations against them and both told investigators that they did engage in sexual activity with the woman as well as taking pictures of all it in the process.

Taggart told investigators that he also engaged in sex with the woman, court documents have stated.

Unfortunately, I could not locate a profile for Alan Ledford Jr.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Magician Secretly Photographed Girls, Say Police


Police identify child pornography on computer:

A well known magician from New York has been arrested after police say he placed hidden cameras in his photo studio to tape a mother and her two young daughter as they undressed.

Robert Infantino, 50, of Central Isip, appeared in court earlier today and was ordered held on $180,000 cash bail.

Police said the mother and her two daughters, ages 10 and 14, arrived at Infantino's studio in hopes for a "free photo shoot".

Apparently, Infantino's magic stopped somewhere between peeping tom and all around pervert when one of the victims discovered a hidden camera while undressing in the changing room.

After finding the hidden device, the trio did their own little magic trick on "Long Islands Favorite Magician", they made him disappear.

Now Infantino must try his hardest trick yet...getting out of jail!

That might be a little hard for him to do anyway, because police say after recovering his computer they found images of child pornography on it.

On his website entitled "The Magic is You," Infantino list his television appearances, including appearing on "America's Funniest People" where he ultimately won the grand prize. His other site, "Plain Old Bob" has plenty of links for your viewing pleasure.

Besides the above MySpace profile, he also maintained two others which can be found here and here.

UPDATE: Infantino arrested again

Man Charged In Child Porn Case


Suspect received 50 images, say police:

Police in the state of Kentucky arrested a Scottsville man yesterday after they say he was sharing child pornography online with them.

The arrest of 45-year-old Lenny Ausbrooks came after investigators recovered images of child pornography on his computer.

Besides the above profile, Ausbrooks maintained another one on myYearbook, which can be found here.

If convicted on charges of receiving and distributing child pornography, he could face as much as 20 years in prison.

Teacher Charged With Child Molestation


Suspect being held on $11,000 bond:

A 24-year-old Preschool teacher in the state of Georgia has been arrested after allegations surfaced that she had sex with a 14-year-old boy.

Holly Michelle Barnes, of Hiram, and the 14-year-old victim were both affiliated with the Grace Baptist Christian School, police have said. Barnes had previously been teaching there as an assistant to the preschool director before being arrested on Tuesday.

According to reports, Barnes engaged in sexual acts with the boy on two different occasions. She has since been charged with two counts of child molestation and two counts of statutory rape.

Barnes is also married according to her above MySpace profile.

A Cache of her profile above can be found here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Man Accused Of Leaving Child Porn In Bathroom


Drilled peepholes in bathroom stall, say police:

Police in the state of Oregon say a former Indiana man has been arrested after he left images of child pornography in a library bathroom as well as putting peep holes in their stalls.

The suspect, 28-year-old Jonathan Jennings, who had already been identified during a seperate case into child pornography has been jailed on accusations of encouraging child sexual abuse and criminal mischief.

During the investigation, police searched the home where Jennings was believed to have lived at the time and seized computer equipment.

According to his above MySpace profile, Jennings claims to be a photographer who relocated to Oregon last year with his now ex-boyfriend.

Note please, the images stored on his album are just downright disturbing. I'm sure police will stack plenty of other charges as their investigation digs deeper.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Paper: MySpace Predator To Take Plea Deal


Earlier, in 2007 I told you about the case of Matthew Bergeron here and here.

If you remember correctly, he was the 20-year-old man who had been accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl that he had been corresponding with through MySpace.

Now, according to this article, Bergeron will most likely take a plea deal and is expected to be sentenced to three years probation as well as requiring to register as a sex offender in his home state of New Hampshire.

When the actual sentence is scheduled to take place, I will provide another update.

MySpace Contact Leads To Arrest


'Youngniceguy' is neither young nor nice:

South Carolina police have arrested a Boiling Spring man after they say he solicited a 14-year-old girl for sex.

Officers were alerted after the father of the girl intercepted a message by someone calling themselves "youngniceguy".

The father then posed as his daughter corresponding with the suspect until the conversation turned sexual.

After gathering enough evidence, he contacted police who then proceeded to take over the girl's MySpace messenger account posing as the girl.

Later, they arrested 36-year-old Alan Dean Sims, who had agreed to meet the "girl" at a proposed location.

Sims has since been released on $75,000 bond.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Roomate Murdered Over Rent Payment, Say Police


Vegetarian strangled man to death:

New York police say a Queens man strangled another man to death during a fight that broke out over rent payment.

According to the New York Daily News, 38-year-old Rae Chisolm went to his apartment to retrieve his belonging and upon arriving was attacked by 22-year-old Rami Hawana.

A police source said the roommates believed Chisolm had stolen their rent money, and a fight broke out. During the fisticuffs, Hawana (who was not his roommate) strangled Chisolm, cops said.

Ironically, Hawana's above MySpace profile states he is a practicing vegetarian. So he won't eat tuna in a can, but will instead willingly murder another human being?

Do I have that right folks?

Well at least it wasn't over something silly or anything...like say money.

Police Arrest Men On Various Child Sex Crimes


Suspects busted during undercover investigation:

Following a lengthy undercover investigation police in the state of Louisiana have arrested several men on various child sex crime charges.

The operation combined both undercover officers posing as minors in online chat rooms, as well as identifying images of child pornography that were being shared over the Internet.

In total they arrested five, but I can only convulsively identify two of the suspects, so I'll just tell you about them instead.

First up is 25-year-old Mason O. Stelly Jr., of Arnaudville, he's been charged with two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and one count of computer aided solicitation of a minor.

Our other suspect busted during the sting was 30-year-old Brandon Cormie, of Lake Charles. Police say he possessed images of child pornography and had actually been sharing those online with them (and others) for awhile.

One of those mentioned in the original article that I didn't link was Bobby Roszell Jr.

For whatever reason, I believe the paper incorrectly stated his age wrong, so he got dropped at the last minute.

I don't know, go ahead and run his name through MySpace. I think it's the same guy myself.

What do you think?

Man Arrested In Online Predator Sting


Suspect was one of three caught:

A Florida man has been arrested this past weekend after he drove to meet a teenage girl presumably for sex.

Police say Ryan Allen Gage, 28, of Zephyrhills, thought he was chatting with a 14-year-old girl, but was instead conversing online with an undercover officer.

Naturally, he drove to the arranged meet up spot and was subsequently arrested thereafter.

On Ryan Gage's above MySpace profile he writes that he is both married and isn't online to "meet girls".

More arrests could come as a result of the investigation, which was dubbed "Operation Marauder."

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Woman Charged With Rape


Suspect looking for new life, after divorce:

Police in the state of Kentucky have arrested a 37-year-old woman on rape charges after allegations surfaced that she had sex with a teenaged boy.

Investigators believe that Melanie Blackburn, 37, of Madisonville, engaged in sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old male during a stretch of four months beginning earlier this year.

According to her above MySpace profile, Blackburn had recently divorced her husband after nearly 17 years of marriage.

Before being jailed on numerous rapes charges, she had previously been living with her parents.

Woman Accused Of Sex With Minors


Suspect sent explicit messages via MySpace:

Police in the state of Utah are currently investigating a 39-year-old woman's MySpace profile after being arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual activity with two teenage boys.

Rashelle Wilson, of West Jordan, who worked as a cashier at a local grocery store, is alleged to have enticed one of the boys there while he was employed as a bagger.

Investigators say over the course of three to six months, she became involved sexually with him and his friend. Both boys are believed to be 15-years-old.

The case against Wilson unraveled when one of the family members stumbled upon explicit text messages which led to the finding of Wilson's MySpace profile.

Police say her profile was filled with sexually explicit content, and that conversations with other young boys also took place.

Wilson was arrested on Thursday.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Youth Minister Charged With Sexual Assault


Suspect held on $200,000 bond:

A youth minister in Texas has been charged with sexually assaulting a child.

Police say Joshua Neal Ponder, 32, was arrested after allegations surfaced from a 16-year-old member of the church who claimed they were sexually assaulted by Ponder.

Ponder's above MySpace profile, or cache thereof, revels that he is married and works as a youth minister for the First Baptist Church in Mabank.

Child Pornography Investigation Yields Arrest


Suspect allegedly hid camera's in bathroom:

A disturbing child pornography investigation has led to the arrest of a Columbus Ohio man.

After an eight-month investigation, police say 39-year-old Daniel S. Fowler secretly placed hidden cameras to record various children as young as 12 while they undressed in a bathroom.

Police close to the case say that hidden cameras were found while searching the home. They have also suggested that Fowler had been sharing child pornography online since last November.

Over 100 Video Tapes were found as well as a few hundred DVD's during the search.

Man Arrested On Rape Charges


Two initially met online, say reports:

A truck driver living in the state of Tennessee has been arrested after allegations surfaced that he raped a woman at a weigh station whom he had met online.

Elvis A. Frazier, 42, of Smyrna, was arrested during a visit to his probational officer in Murfreesboro.

After initially meeting online, Frazier and the alleged victim discussed a meet up point where the two could finally see each other in person.

Eventually the two decided that a closed weight station in the early morning hours would be ideal.

Myself, I can't imagine how that would be a good idea to begin with, but apparently that's what happened police have said.

Man Charged With Child Molestation


Suspect admitted to sex with young girl, say police:

A Portage Indiana man has been arrested after allegations surfaced that he molested a young girl who is believed to be less than 14.

Police became aware of 28-year-old Benjamin DeBold after they were made aware of rape test results when the mother of the alleged victim took her daughter to a local hospital.

According to the girl, DeBold entered her room while she was sleeping, pulled off the covers on her bed and demanded that he kissed her. After touching her, he allegedly forced himself on her against her will.

During an interview with police, DeBold did admit to having sex with girl roughly ten times, but also stated that the sex was consensual. The girl had told investigators that the incidents began when she was just 12.

Someone obviously close to DeBold had access to his MySpace account and has obviously changed it to "Charged with molestation".

Previously, he looked like such a swell guy!

Man Arrested In Online Predator Sting


Tried to meet "girl" at park:

Say Hi to 34-year-old Scott Fish from Anaheim California, will ya?

Investigators say he solicited sex online from someone whom he believed to be just a 13-year-old girl.

Police were alerted after the always awesome Perverted Justice contacted them about the suspect, who at one point allegedly sent pornographic pictures to the "child".

It is believed that Fish wanted to meet up with her at a local park with the intention of engaging in sex with her.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Woman Arrested In Death Of Baby


Mom claims she didn't even know she was pregnant:

A woman from the once great state of Washington has been arrested in connection with the death of her newborn baby.

Police say, 29-year-old Jessica Wemhaner, of Lacy, denied any knowledge of bearing a child while she was transported by ambulance after suffering from signs of "delivering a baby".

Obviously, the EMT and probably anyone with any limited medical experience were tipped off by her absurd claims and later notified police.

Armed with a search warrant, investigators subsequently searched the home of Wemhaner and located the dead body of the newborn child shortly thereafter.

Jessica's husband, Daniel Wemhaner, denied any knowledge that his wife was pregnant or that she even gave birth to a girl.

He was later arrested on an outstanding warrant.

The child was less than a day old, weighing close to eight pounds and measured 19.5 inches.

Man Sentenced In Perverted Justice Sting


Will have to register as sex offender:

In 2007, I told you about Maine resident Terry Lee here and here.

If you remember correctly he was the 50-year-old man who was arrested during an undercover sting in which a member of Perverted Justice posed as a minor online looking for adults who troll for children.

Now two years older, the West Bath man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to attempted gross sexual assault and solicitation of a child by computer.

Lee will have to serve five years in prison, with four of those years suspended, followed by probation.

He will also have to register as a sex offender.

Man Arrested For Assaulting Teen That He Met On MySpace


Tip blows case wide open:

A 23 year-old Nebraska man has been charged with first-degree sexual assault on a child after allegedly traveling to Texas to pick a girl up that he had met on MySpace.

David Pena, of Grand Island, was arrested at his home on Tuesday after NCMEC were alerted to possible online enticement case involving a 15-year-old girl from Austin, Texas.

Police believe Pena met the girl on MySpace, traveled to Austin, Texas to get her and then brought her back to his residence in the state of Nebraska.

Police located the girl in Grand Island and have since taken her into protective custody.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Timothy Tackett Has It His Own Way


Burger King employee soaks it up:

A massive uproar has taken place at the always classy Burger King after one of it's employees was found to have taken a bath at one of their "restaurants" in the kitchen.

Yes, certainly not the type of story that is usually linked from here, but hey...I need a break from all these monster who are regularly posted here.

Anyway, Timothy Tackett, 25, seems to have created quite an uproar at the popular fast food chain for bathing naked in the cooking area at a certain Burger King location in Ohio.

Of course, Tackett posted the video on MySpace.

According to an AP article, a spokesperson for the company said two employees have been fired and a third has quit.

But really folks, doesn't Burger King suck anyway? Where I live, everytime I venture the drive-thru area, I see various employees outside smoking reefer during their breaks.

That alone is always a good sign of both personal ambition and excellent parenting, not to mention good business practices.

Maybe Tim Tackett should start looking for employment elsewhere, or perhaps even think about attending college somewhere.

I mean really man, 25 and Burger King?

Man Charged With Sex Assault Of Child


Admits to allegations, say police:

A 26-year-old man living in the state of Florida has been arrested after being accused by police of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 12.

Police say, Michael William Madden, of Milton, has admitted to the allegations made by the young girl.

He is currently being held without bond.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Teen Charged With Rape


Suspect already awaiting trial on another charge:

Police in the state of Louisanana have arrested a Slidell man for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.

According to reports, Brandon Dolliole, 18, who is already awaiting trial on another charge involving a minor girl, is accused of forcing the 12-year-old to engage in oral sex on him.

If convicted, Dolliole could face life in prison.

Teacher Faces Sex Abuse Charges


Previously plead guilty to another charge:

A former school teacher from South Carolina, already out on probation for making unwanted advances on a minor, is now back in jail.

Joel Bedenbaugh, 46, who had worked in the area as school teacher for years now, has been charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct after allegations surfaced of sex abuse involving a girl who is believed to be younger than 11-years-old.

The case against Bendenbaugh unraveled when the mother of the victim notified investigators after she learned about what had happened, said police.

Bendenbaugh, who had been out on probation for admitting to 'french kissing' a 13-year-old girl, now finds himself back where he really belongs...in jail.

Man Arrested For Solicitation Of 13-Year-Old


29-year-old desired sex from 13-year-old, say police:

A 29-year-old Pennsylvania has been arrested and charged after police say he solicited sex from someone whom he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

Police say, Andrew Mine, 29, of Economy repeatedly used an online chat room to engage in sexually explicit conversations with an undercover agent posing as the minor.

Mine allegedly proposed to meet the girl for sex, but was instead arrested at a nearby convenience store close to the intended location.

Suspect Nabbed In Predator Sting


"Boy" turned out to be undercover officer:

A 27-year-old Ohio man has been arrested after allegedly soliciting a 15-year-old boy for sex that he had met online.

Freddie Armstrong, of Hamilton, wasn't actually soliciting sex from the boy, but was of course actually soliciting sex from an undercover officer.

He has been charged with importuning and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Besides the above profile, Armstrong maintained several others which can be found here.

Suspect Arrested On Child Porn Charges


Images as young as 6 found:

A Henderson Kentucky man has been arrested after police say a cell phone he sold on eBay was found to have images of child pornography on it.

According to detectives, some 53 photos of children ranging from 6 to 15 were found on the cell phone belonging to 20-year-old Justin Tyler Evans.

He is believed to have initially downloaded the images online and then transferred them over to his media card.

Police say he has admitted to the charges.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Police: Man Raped Baby Infant


Child in critical condition, suffering brain injuries:

A small baby, just nine-months old, was flown from Kalispell Montana to Spokane Washington after allegedly being sexually assaulted by the mom's boyfriend.

Police in Montana, say that Shane Nickerson, 20, volunteered to look after his girlfriend's baby so she could sleep in. Not too much later, the woman was awoken by Nickerson after the infant became unresponsive.

After the boy arrived at the hospital, doctors determined that he had been raped and possibly smothered by a pillow.

The child is said to be in critical condition and has suffered serious brain injuries.

So far Nickerson has been arrested on a felony assault charge and is expected to face more charges as police investigation further.

MySpace Sting Lands Man In Jail


Suspect thought he was chatting with girl, 14:

A Jeffersonville Indiana man has been arrested after police accused him of trying to meet a minor for sex through MySpace.

Police say 60-year-old Thomas Barcus started a conversation with someone whom he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. He is also accused of appearing naked on a webcam where he touched himself.

Like so many others, there was no girl, but instead an undercover officer posing as one.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ismael Robles Is A Bad Father, And He's Only 14


Baby suffered massive injuries:

A 14-year-old father in Airizona has been arrested on child abuse charges after it was revealed that his 7-week-old baby had suffered numerous injuries.

The father, Ismael Robles, of Tucson, admitted to police that he shook the boy, smashed his head on a car seat, pulled his legs and squeezed him.

Subsequently, after only being on earth just 7 weeks, the child has suffered two skull fractures, a brain hemorrhage, five broken ribs and two leg fractures. Police say that some of the injuries were as recent as a week ago.

Araceli Jiron, Ismael Robles girlfriend is also said to be 14.

Thanks to the Arizona Daily Star for outing the name of this disgusting child abuser.

For more horrific stories like this one, please visit Trench Reynolds Bad Breeders. He does a great job chronicling various bad parents in the news.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Man Arrested After Meeting Girl, 15


Suspect arrested after arriving:

An investigation conducted by the Iowa Crimes Against Children Task Force along with state police have resulted in the arrest of a Waterloo man.

Michael Kuehl, 32, was charged with attempted enticement of a minor for allegedly trying to meet up with a 15-year-old girl for sex that he had met online.

Once again, there was no girl but instead an undercover officer posing as the girl.

Police arrested Kuehl when he arrived at the location.

Elementary School Worker Sentenced


Suspect solicited sex from young girl online:

Last year, I told you about Colorado resident Frank Lee Pierce here and here.

If you remember correctly he was the teacher's aid who was arrested during an undercover sting in which alleged predators contacted minor's online looking for sex.

According to official records, Pierce using the screen name mysterio2716, solicited sex and used graphic language describing what he wanted to do to the "girl" who was under the age of 15.

Luck apparently has changed for the former Stober Elementary School aid, because after pleading guilty to luring a child online he got off with a rather light sentence:

Three years sex offender intensive supervision probation.

MySpace Sting Ends With Arrest


"Boy" was really undercover officer:

A U.S. Navy sailor from Florida has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Marcos O. Aponte, 30, then residing in Norfolk, Va., was arrested after he sent someone whom he believed to be a 14-year-old boy child pornography. He allegedly also performed a sex act via his webcam.

Like so many of these cases, Aponte wasn't really chatting with a minor, but instead a police officer posing as one.

Investigators say that Aponte made contact with the undercover detective via MySpace, under the name "Surflover."

They also say they seized two computers and a cd with "don't touch" written on it.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges


Thousands of images and videos discovered:

A 33-year-old Michigan man from Battle Creek has been arrested on various child pornography charges.

The case against Erin Merritt unravelled when the NCMEC received a tip about the user's computer activity.

Armed with a search warrant, investigators obtained Merritt's computer where they discovered thousands of images and videos containing children.

Suspect Arrested On Rape Charges


Two different girls came forward:

A New York man has been arrested on multiple sex crimes allegations involving two young girls.

Steven J. Frierson, 30, of Niles, was originally arrested on July 25th in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred in June.

After posting $5,000 cash bail, he was released but was then again arrested on August 8th after a second victim came forward.

The victims are said to be ages 14 and 15.

If you know of any information about this case you are asked to contact detectives at 253-1610.

Man Arrested After Sexual Contact With 12 Year Old Via MySpace


Suspect ex porn-star:

Police in North Carolina arrested a self-proclaimed porn star after he meeting up with a 12-year-old boy through MySpace.

Dakota Walter Lee Melton, 21, of Cary, has been charged with one count of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of second-degree kidnapping.

According to police, Melton initially met the boy on MySpace. Thereafter, he picked him up near his home and took him back to his apartment. Later that day, the boy fell asleep on his couch and when he awoke, Melton was "sucking on his neck".

A nurse later examined the child, and found hickeys on his body.

An earlier investigation revealed that both Melton and his roommate performed sex acts via a web cam for their primary source of income.

UPDATE: Melton sentenced to 6 months

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Police: Man Admits To Molestation Of Girl, 6


Suspect held on $200,000 bond:

A New Albany Indiana man has been arrested after allegedly admitting to molesting a young girl.

Robert D. Kron, 43, is accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy who had been visiting and staying overnight at his home in New Albany.

According to police, the girl said Kron forced her to touch him orally, and both children also claim he touched their genitals.

Police confronted Kron, who in turn admitted that he molested the girl on several occasions.

Please note, as soon as a photo is released of the suspect I will replace the above generic picture.

Photographer Accused Of Child Molestation


A 64-year-old man has been arrested after police in California say that he molested several girls between the ages of 12 and 15.

Gary Lee Whiteside, of Spring Valley, who operates SoCal Photography in El Cajon, has been accused of molesting five girls from 2004 until two weeks before his arrest.

A source close to the investigation has said that Whiteside invested "time, energy and attention" on girls who came from a difficult home. He would then allegedly groom the girls to take off their clothes and engage in various sex acts with him.

While Gary Whiteside has recently entered a not guilty plea, hundreds if not thousands of pictures and videos of minors were found. On some of them, the girls could be seen performing sex acts with him, alone and on each other.

According to this site, Whiteside recently moved into a new 1600 sq. ft. studio.

Anyone with information about other possible victims is asked to call the FBI at (858) 565-1255.

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Man Arrested In Internet Sting


"Girl" turned out to be undercover officer:

A 24-year-old Kentucky man has been arrested for allegedly trying to meet a 14-year-old girl online for sex.

Nathan Hughes, 24, of Vine Grove, thought he was chatting with a minor on the Internet, but instead was yakking it up with an undercover officer posing as the girl.

Once Hughes arrived at the planned meet up spot he was arrested.

Police: Missing 12-Year-Old Ran Away With MySpace Stranger


Erin Taylor Cook is missing:

UPDATE: COOK FOUND SAFE, BACK HOME

A search is currently underway for a 12-year-old girl who is believed to have ran away with someone whom she had met through MySpace.

Police say, Erin Taylor Cook, of Port St. Lucie, climbed out her bedroom window sometime Wednesday morning and was picked up thereafter.

Gwen Gook, Erin's mother, told investigators she had no idea her daughter was talking to anyone on MySpace until after she disappeared.

Erin is considered bipolar and takes medication to help her, unfortunately she hasn't taken any medicine in almost 24 hours.

Police consider Erin an endangered runaway.

Officers describe her as 5'03, 160 pounds. She has light brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information should call Port St. Lucie Police at (772) 871-5000 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at (800) 273-TIPS.

Teacher Arrested Of Groping Students


Contacted girls through their MySpace profiles:

A physical education teacher has been arrested for allegedly groping two female students inappropriately.

Nelson Galloso, 47, of Mission, has been charged with two counts of indecency with a child and two counts of improper relationship between an educator and student.

The three-month investigation has propped up several allegations.

Police say that Galloso repeatedly touched two students of his, both minors and encouraged one of the students to bring a bikini for an overnight field trip for which he forged her father's signature on the permission slip.

According to court records, Galloso would also hug one of the students from behind, grabbing her waist and would make her sit on his lap. He has also been accused of rubbing his body against theirs and slipping his hand underneath their shirts.

Both girls, ages 15 and 17, also stated they were contacted after school, on their cell phones and were also sent various messages by him on their MySpace accounts.

Galloso has denied all the charges, but did admit to forging the father's signature.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Married Man Jailed After Attempting To Meet Girl From MySpace


Girl was only 13:

Police in the state of Utah have arrested a 32-year-old married man after they say he attempted to meet up with a 13-year-old girl from MySpace.

On August 1st, Torrey Jay Copfer, of Layton, was charged with enticing a minor over the Internet. According to investigators, Copfer admitted to chatting with several other underage girls online.

The case against Copfer unraveled when the mother of the victim called police after looking at her daughter's computer and found the disturbing conversations.

Officials close to the investigation have said that girl also maintained another "relationship" with a different man who is currently in jail on child rape charges.

Police ask that if you recognize any of the following e-mail address that you contact them at the following number: (801) 451-4145.

t.j.photos@hotmail.com, getreal61@hotmail.com, tcopfer@comcast.com and tcopfer@gmail.com

Besides the above profile, Torrey Copfer also maintained another one here, in which he list his age as 25.

Man Charged In Rape Of Teen


MySpace profile states victim was stepdaughter:

A New York man has been accused of having sex with a minor younger than 15, according to a Child Advocacy Center.

Edward Pohl, 44, of Utica, turned himself into police after he was charged with second-degree rape.

According to the above MySpace profile, an angry friend states the victim was his own stepdaughter whom he had been planning a future with.

Pohl is currently in jail, awaiting $20,000 bail.

Police: Man Kidnaps, Rapes Teen


Suspect held on $500,000 bail:

A 27-year-old Pennsylvania man has been charged with numerous crimes after allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl and attempting to kill police officers during a standoff at a motel in Stroudsburg.

Derek J. Bengtsson, 27, of Price Township, is accused of kidnapping the girl from her home at gunpoint where he then took her to the motel, shackled here up and then raped her. After the attack police tried to break the door down to the room, but were instead shot at four times during the ordeal.

Luckily, no one was hit, and Bengtsson later surrendered to officers.

According to the affidavit, the girl told police that Bengtsson had gone into her bedroom, brandished a handgun and said, "If you don't come with me, bad things are going to happen." He then threatened to kill everyone in the house if she didn't do what he had wanted.

After abducting her from her home, he drove her to the motel, took her into his room, locked the door and proceeded to attack her, said police.

A note was given to officers, by the victim that Bengtsson allegedly wrote.

It said, in part:

"Yes, I took her. And as long as you play by my rules, She will come back unharmed and breathing. However, Failure to abide by the rules will result in a bullet put in her head. My Rules: Do NOTHING! Sit there in silence and SUFFER."

As of this point, police do not know who the note was intended for.

Derek Bengtsson has been charged with attempted homicide, rape, and kidnapping.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Corrections Officer Arrested After MySpace Contact


Suspect picked girl up at a High School:

Police in Virgina have a arrested a man for allegedly picking up a girl at a High School there for sex.

According to officials, David Ware, 26, had been soliciting the female student at the Loudoun County High School for several weeks now through MySpace.

Previously employed as a correction officer at a juvenile correction center, Ware is now instead being held without bond at an adult detention center.

Go figure.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Man Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges


Toddler witnesses attack on mom:

A Kuna Idaho man has been charged after police say he broke into a woman's house and sexually assaulted her while she was trying to sleep.

Worse yet, officials have said that one of her children, a toddler, had been sleeping next to her in bed and witnessed the whole attack by 32-year-old Jeramie Wayne Kuhlman.

Deputies say the woman was not the intended victim, as Kulman's ex-girlfriend lives in the same apartment but was not home at the time.

The victim also seemed to handle her own quite well, as she fought off her attacker by punching and kicking him. Meanwhile, Kulhman, who appears to be quite the dumbass left evidence at the scene before fleeing (and getting his ass kicked as well).

He remains in jail on charges of attempted strangulation, battery with the intent to commit a serious felony, forcible sexual penetration with a foreign object, burglary and felony injury to a child.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Woman Accused Of Sex With Teen


A 35-year-old Florida woman has been arrested on 12 counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

Kristie Mathis, of Lake Mary, was arrested for having sexual relations with a 17-year-old boy.

I held this story since it broke, but it now turns out another minor has since told police that he was "inappropriately touched" by Mathis at her home (whom she shares with her husband and children) while they were watching a movie.

The case originally began when allegations surfaced that Mathis bought alcohol and also had sex with a 17-year-old. Parents of the victim then called police after they became suspicious of their son's activity.

You are encouraged to call the Seminole County Sheriff's Office at 407-665-6650 if you have any additional information on Mathis.

Crossposted on main site

Man Arrested For Sex With Girl, 14


Suspect once served as youth counselor:

Police in New York have charged a 32-year-old Amsterdam man with rape after they say he had sex with 14-year-old girl.

David Santana, who served as a director of the Mohawk Valley Battalion of the Sea Cadets, was arrested after a lengthy investigation that started after the girl's parents told officers he engaged in sexual activity with their daughter.

The organization coordinates programs for youths between 10-17.

Santana also once served as a youth counselor.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Man Accused Of Raping Teen He Met Through MySpace


Suspect held on $50,000 bail:

A South Dakota man has been jailed after police say he raped a teenage girl that he met on MySpace.

Nate Rinken, 23, of Sioux Falls is accused of forcing himself on the girl at his home.

According to court files, a 15-year-old girl was picked up from work by Rinken whom she had met on MySpace. From there the two drove to his house where at one point he pulled her clothes off and raped her as she shook her head and said "no."

After being raped and in tears, the girl told Rinken to leave the room as she got dressed.

Rinken told police that he did engage in sexual activity with the victim, and that she was unsure if she wanted to have sex.

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