Friday, February 27, 2009

Bus Driver Sixto Rocabado Held On Assault Charges


MySpace messages blew case wide open:

Arizona--A school bus driver employed by the Yuma County school district has been arrested by police and charged with numerous crimes including aggravated assault, kidnapping and sexual assault.

Sixto Rocabado, 31, of Welton, is alleged to have engaged in sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl over the past week before suddenly being arrested earlier this week.

According to investigators, the case against Rocabado originally began after the girl's parents discovered "inappropriate messages" that purportedly had been left on her MySpace page by Rocabado.

Police Arrest Suspect In MySpace Sting


Man held in lieu of $20,000 bond:

A 56-year-old California man, who police say contacted at least a dozen different minors on MySpace, has been arrested on suspicion of sending harmful matter electronically to a minor and communicating with a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense.

The investigation into suspect Miguel Gonzales, of Visalia, originally began when the the parent's of a 16-year-old girl contacted police and voiced their concern about inappropriate messages being sent to their daughter on both her MySpace page and her cell phone.

Concerned, police then took control of both the girl's cell phone and her profile and posed online as her. Eventually enough evidence was gathered to secure a search warrant.

When officers arrived at the home of Miguel Gonzales, they discovered he was still on the internet conversing with an undercover officer posing as the 16-year-old. He was quickly arrested.

Thanks to a tipster for the MySpace profile.

Jamaal Watkins Accused Of Pimping MySpace Girl



A Queens, New York man has been charged by police after they say he lured a 14-year-old girl on MySpace and pimped her out.

Jamaal Watkins, 25, of Jamaica, is said to have exploited the young girl over a two-month period in which she had sex with "hundred of men", according to a 95-count indictment released yesterday.

Watkins, who allegedly lured her to the state of New York faces charges numerous charges including second-degree promoting prostitution, second- and third-degree rape, second-degree criminal sexual act, promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, promoting a sexual performance by a child, possessing an obscene performance by a child, possessing a sexual performance by a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

On a separate note, but following along the same lines, Wired recently published a great article in regards to the ever expanding epidemic of online child prostitution and how it has grown over the last few years.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Michael Langford Arrested In Undercover Sex Sting


Suspect admits intentions, say police:

A 26-year-old Kentucky man has been arrested after allegeldy arraging to meet a 14-year-old girl for sexual purposes.

Police say, Michael Langford, of Louisville, thought he had been conversing with the girl but was instead chatting with a detective posing as one online.

During the exchange, Langford purporteldy solicited the girl and at one point told her he wanted to meet her for "oral sex".

After being arrested, Langsford allegedly confirmed to officers his intentions for meeting her. He faces charges of attempted unlawful transaction with a minor.

Thanks to a tipster for both the article and MySpace link.

Teacher Sentenced In MySpace Solicitation Case



A 47-year-old former student-teacher at a California middle school has been sentenced to 270 days after soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl he had befriended on MySpace.

Daniel Harold Sundstrom, who taught math at the Pioneer Junior High School in Upland, originally met the girl in class and after offering her rides home and conversing with her using MySpace, Sundstorm subsequently arranged a meeting with the girl at a local park in hopes of engaging in sexual activity with her.

Unfortunately for Mr. Sundstrom, after he arrived at the predetermined location on June 19th he was not meant by the girl at all but instead several police officers who were anxiously awaiting his arrival instead.

If Sundstorm's name sounds familiar to you, it might be because I previously posted about him here.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Radio DJ Heath Hill Arrested In MySpace Case



A disc jockey from Manitoba, Louisiana has been arrested on charges that he used MySpace to correspond with three underage girls and promised them free concert tickets in exchange for nude pictures of them.

Police say, 31-year-old Heath Hill, whose goes by the name DJ Skinny for KTUX 99X in Shreveport, had also promised back stage passes if the girl's agreed to meet him in person. 

One girl is believed to have engaged in sexual activity with Mr. Hill prior to him being arrested.

In all, Hill is facing two counts of computer-aided solicitation of a minor for sexual purposes, two counts of pornography involving juveniles for soliciting nude photos of minors, one count of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile for having sex with a 14-year-old girl, and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile for sending a nude photo of himself to a juvenile.

MySpace Contact Leads To Rape Charges



A 29-year-old Santa Cruz, California man has been arrested after police allege he forced a underage girl that he had met on MySpace to have sex with him.

Edgar Atilano Silva, who police say lied about his age online, met the alleged victim in 2007 and according to investigators, forced her to engage in sexual activity with him.

Silva, who was arrested last week, was on probation at the time of his arrest. He was book in jail on charges of suspicion of rape and statutory rape.

Because authorities believe there may have been other victims, anyone who may know more about this case or Silva is asked to contact the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office at (831) 454-2311.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Adam Warren Arrested In Sex Sting


Ohio--A 25-year-old Nelsonville man who police say solicited sex online from someone whom he believed to be a 15-year-old girl for sex has been arrested.

Adam Warren, 25, is alleged to have not only solicited the young girl on at least three different occasions but also is said to have sent the supposed minor naked pictures of himself to her.

However, Warren was never actually chatting with an actual minor but instead had been conversing all along with 40-something Xenia Detective Darrin Barlow.

Police Arrest Stephen McSorley In Child Rape Case



A Mason, Ohio man has been arrested on charges of raping a young female believed to be under the age of 13.

Stephen McSorley, 34, was apprehended following a lengthy investigation into possible sexual activity with a female relative over a stretch of three years.

According to reports, the abuse started in 2006 and ended sometime last year. The alleged incidents are also said to have taken place at McSorley's home.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Foster, 3 Others Indicted In KKK Slaying


Just a short update in the Ku Klux Klan murder case of an Oklahoma woman whose dead body was found lying in the ditch with a bullet to her skull late last year.

According to reports, a grand jury in Louisiana have indicted four people in the shooting death of 43-year-old Cynthia Lynch, who had purportedly attempted to join the Sons of Dixie Brotherhood in November.

One of the suspects, Raymond "Chuck" Foster, 44, accused ringleader & so-called "imperial wizard", sacred holder of the prestigious master key to all trailer parks of the world, was indicted on second-degree murder charges this past Wednesday. 

Meanwhile, Shane Foster, 20, and Frank Stafford, 21, have both been indicted on charges of obstruction of justice. 

Daniel Jones, 23, was also indicted but on less severe charges.

Amy Vogt Admits To Molesting 9-Year-Old On Webcam


Woman stopped after boy woke up:

A 34-year-old mother of two from Missouri has been charged with molesting a 9-year-old boy while another woman watched via a webcam.

According to records, Amy Kay Vogt, of Nixa, admitted to both the FBI and police that she removed the boy's pants and underwear and touched his penis for around a minute.

Vogt claimed the woman whom she had been chatting with online had encouraged her to do so. 

After being charged Friday, she quickly posted a $15,000 bond.

Vogt, who often uses the screename mwestlady and once even claimed to have been visited by her deceased grandmother, also maintains a profile found here on myYearbook.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Michael Parks Traveled 1,959 Miles To Have Sex


Girl was 16, say police:

A 21-year-old Wyoming man has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after allegeldy flying from his home town of Casper to Albany, New York to meet an underage girl for sex.

Michael Parks, 21, was arrested by police after he exited the Albany International Airport in hopes of meeting the 16-year-old for sex.

Parks is said to have been conversing with the girl online since 2008.

Thanks to a tipster for the above MySpace profile and story.

Sex Offender Nicholas Adam De-Young Arrested


Man tried to pick up girls near school, say police:

A registered sex offender living in CaƱon City, Colorado has been arrested and charged with indecent exposure and enticement of a child.

Nicholas Adam De-Young, 23, was apprehended by police after a five-month investigation in which he allegedly exposed himself to a number of young girls, mostly pre-teens, on multiple occasions.

De-Young is also accused of trying to coerce two young females into his vehicle near a local elementary school. He remains in jail awaiting $50,000 bond.

Police are asking anyone who knows of more information on this case to call them at 276-5613.

Thanks to a tipster for both the story and De-Young's above MySpace profile.

Police Arrest Eric Suh On Child Porn Charges


Suspect was just 17:

A Syosset, New York High School student has been arrested on child pornography charges after investigators say they recovered kiddie porn on his personal computer.

According to reports, Eric Suh, 17, had amassed a "large collection" of both video clips and images of child pornography on his computer before it was taken away by police sometime on Wednesday.

Suh has been charged with possession of an obscene sexual performance by a child, promoting obscene sexual performance of a child, promoting sexual performance of a child, and possession of a sexual performance of a child.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Roger Leon Barlow Arrested In Pennsylvania Arson Case


Suspect admits involvement, say police:

A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man has been taken into custody by police on multiple arson charges that included a fire in the town of Coatesville that left around 50 people homeless.

Police say, Roger Leon Barlow Jr., 19, of Downingtown, was taken into custody earlier today and charged with arson, aggravated assault and related counts.


Roger Barlow's MySpace Profile

Damages from the blaze, which Barlow allegedly told investigators he started on January 2nd, is estimated to have cost the city $1.2 million in damages.

Barlow was arraigned Thursday afternoon while bail was set at $9 million.

UPDATE: A second suspect, 20-year-old Mark Gilliam, of West Chester was apprehended late last night.

James Jarrell Charged With Solicitation Of A Minor



Police in West Virgina have charged a Parkersburg man with soliciting a minor via a computer after they say he did just that to a 14-year-old.

James Jarrell, 38, of Parkersburg, was arrested yesterday after the young minor had contacted a school counselor who in turn contacted police.

If convicted, Jarrell could face up to ten years in prison.

Thanks to a tipster for both the original story and MySpace link.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Police: Shawn Freemore & Ian Seagraves Killed Michael Goucher



Two Pennsylvania teenagers have been arrested on charges of stabbing to death a 21-year-old veteran of the Army.

According to reports, Shawn Freemore, 19, and Ian Seagraves, 17, were both taken into custody after police believe they murdered Michael Goucher, 21. 

Goucher, who went missing on February 3rd, was found dead in the woods eight days later not to far from his car that had purportedly been located by investigators.  

After initially corresponding with each other on a gay chat room, police say that Goucher and Freemore agreed to meet each other for sex, but Freemore had changed his mind at the last second and fatally stabbed Goucher 19 times.

An online memorial dedicated to Goucher has been set up for people to pay their respects.

Thanks to Trench for the original story and link.

Eric Lebouef Arrested On Molestation Charges


Suspect held in lieu of $250,000 bond:

A Gray, Louisiana man has been arrested by police on accusations that he sexually assaulted a young girl numerous times.

Eric Paul Lebouef Sr., of Gray, is alleged to have abused the now 13-year-old girl for a several year period up until his recent arrest on Monday.

Lebouef, who is married, has been charged with 20 counts of molestation of a juvenile.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Justin Dorvee Sentenced In MySpace Sting


Suspect thought he was chatting with boy, 14:

A 26-year-old Queensbury, New York man has been sentenced 233 months in federal prison after he was arrested for soliciting sex from someone whom he believed to be a 14-year-old boy.

The suspect, Justin Dorvee, wasn't actually conversing with a 14-year-old but instead an undercover officer posing as one on MySpace.

If Dorvee's name sounds familiar to you, it might be because I previously posted about him here.

Robert Chad Barela Arrested In Triple Homicide


Local schools had been placed on lockdown:

Police in Oklahoma have taken a 20-year-old Cushing man into custody on suspicion that he may have been involved in the murder of 3 people.

Robert Chad Barela, 20, was apprehended at a Wal-Mart parking lot by authorities earlier today after they say he killed Elizabeth Michelle Hueser, 19, Albert Sernas, 21, and Douglass Mason Peck whose lifeless bodies were found at a home in Cushing earlier this morning.

Investigators aren't releasing much information as of yet, but Barela, who grew up in the area, was being held on three complaints of first-degree murder.

Note please, both Elizabeth and Albert are listed as friends on Barela's above MySpace profile.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Brendan Sokaluk Named As Australian Arson Suspect


Fire has left 7,000 homeless:

An Australian man has been charged by police in the deadly fire outbreak that has reportedly killed 21 people and left some 7,000 homeless.

The fire, which is said to have destroyed over 1,800 properties, was reportedly set by a former volunteer fireman who had recently been let go by the force.

39-year-old Brendan Sokaluk, was recently identified in documents as the man suspected of lighting the fires sometime on February 7. Police say he started the fire near the town of Churchill, in the state of Victoria.

Sokaluk has been charged with arson causing death, intentionally lighting a bush fire, as well as possessing child pornography. Go figure.

MySpace Contact Leads To Charges


Victim is said to be 13:

Police in Mississippi have arrested a Waynesboro man and charged him with statutory rape of a minor after allegeldy having sex with a 13-year-old girl that he had met on MySpace.

Anthony (T.J.) Smith, no age given, is believed to have communicated with the victim using MySpace and subsquently maintained a "relationship" with the girl until ultimately engaging in sexual activity with her.

Smith was arrested last Tuesday.

Police Arrest Adam Shepherd In Child Sex Sting


Suspect held without bail:

A Jacksonville, Florida man has been arrested after police say he drove more than 150 miles in hopes of engaging in sexual activity with two young children, aged 9 and 6.

Adam Daniel Shepherd, 25, was apprehended by authorities after a woman contacted them and supplied them with information on Shepherd's possible interest in young children.

Police then set up a sting operation in which Shepherd was led to believe that he would be having sex with the two kids. When Shepherd arrived at the predetermined located he spotted the deputies and attempted to flee the location.

In the process, Shepherd rammed two police vehicles and ultimately led them on a two county chase before finally being arrested.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sailor Darren Mackie Arrested In Murder Of Caitlin Trask


Victim pronounced dead on scene:

Virigina--A 22 year-old sailor, stationed on the USS Kearsarge, has been arrested in connection with murder of a fellow member of the Navy.

Darren William Mackie, originally of Wisconsin, was taken into custody after police received a phone call about a possible shooting at an apartment that had been in Mackie's name.

Once officers arrived on the scene they found the lifeless body of 21 year-old Caitlin Trask, who apparently had suffered from a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Trask, who was stationed aboard the Norfolk based carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, is listed as friend #1 on Mackie's above MySpace profile. Early reports also suggest that Trask and Mackie had been dating up until her untimely death on Thursday.

Investigators say the case remains under investigation and have not yet released a motive for the killing.

Lisa Rasho Accused Of Having Sex With Boy, 14



A 30-year-old Idaho woman has been arrested by police after being accused of engaging in sex with a 14-year-old boy.

Lisa Marie Rasho, of Meridian, has been charged with lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16.

Detectives say the case against Rasho began when a family member of the purported victim contacted police and told them what had happened.

Besides the above MySpace profile, Rasho also maintained another one found here.

Thanks to a tipster for not only the original story but also the two MySpace profiles.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Police: Mom Intercepts Nude Pic Of Man Meant For Daughter



A 20-year-old New Mexico man is in a lot of trouble today as police say he sent a naked picture of himself to an underage minor in Arizona that he had met on MySpace.

The suspect, Christopher Gallegos, 20, sent the naked picture of himself to a cell phone that he had thought belonged to a teenage girl. Unfortunately for him, the mother had confiscated the phone a month ago and instead she received the picture.

Surprised, the smart mom eventually contacted police who in turn began their own investigation and subsequently arrested Gallegos and charged him with child solicitation by an electronic communication device and criminal sexual communication with a minor.

Detectives say he had also planned on meeting the girl for sex.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

MySpace Contact Leads To Arrest


Suspect engaged in sexual activity with 14-year-old:

A 28-year-old Indiana man was arrested by police on Wednesday after they say he repeatedly had sex with an underage girl that he had met using MySpace.

Garry Johnson, 28, of North Vernon, allegedly met the 14-year-old on the site sometime in November and after conversing with her for a short period the two agreed to meet.

Johnson is then believed to have engaged in sexual activity with girl on at least several different occasions.

Johnson was arrested at a local Wal-Mart store in Seymour.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kimberly Hegwood Accused In Murder Of Alma Block


Elderly victim stabbed in neck, left to die:

In the state of Oklahoma a former veteran of the Air Force, who police say suffers from mental issues, has been arrested in a bizarre murder case of a 78-year-old woman.

Investigators say, Kimberly Kay Hegwood, of Midwest City, allegedly admitted to various members of her family that she brutally murdered 78-year-old Alma Block and for no apparent reason.

Hegwood is currently being hospitalized for an overdose and is expected to be taken into custody after she recovers.

According to reports, Block and Hegwood met at a Walmart parking lot sometime on Monday afternoon. Hegwood is then believed to have offered the elderly woman help in unloading her groceries at her home.

Hegwood then allegedly followed Block to her home, where police say she stabbed her in the neck and left her to die in a pool of her own blood.

After killing Block, authorities say Hegwood later arrived at her own home (she had lived less than a mile away from Block) where she phoned a relative and told her what she had done. Hegwood is then said to have overdosed on some form of medication and was later taken to a hospital in Oklahoma City.

Before being murdered, Block had been anticipating a prayer meeting scheduled at her church later on that day.

UPDATE: Details emerge in Block murder case

Ted DeNormandie Charged In Child Porn Case


Man admits to charges:

Wisconsin state police have arrested a 43-year-old Trevor man on charges that he possessed and downloaded child pornography.

Theodore (Ted) DeNormandie was apprehended after investigators reviewed the contents of his computer and purportedly recovered two videos of children engaged in sexual activity.

DeNomandie, a DJ, also admitted in a statement to viewing and saving the videos.

An affidavit, found here, details the case against DeNomandie in much greater detail.

Shawn Reel Accused Of Molesting Co-Workers Daughter



Police in Arizona have arrested a Prescott man on accusations that he engaged in sexual activity with an underage girl.

Investigators say, Shawn C. Reel, 29, a security guard at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center, assaulted a fellow co-worker's 14-year-old daughter mutiple times.

Both Reel and the minor told authorities that they did engage in sexual activity with each other.

The case against Reel initially unravelled when an e-mail was found that had purportedly been sent by Reel and contained sexually suggestive comments toward the 14-year-old.

Former Cop Jerad Moxley Gets 10 Years


Suspect thought he was chatting with girl:

A Former police officer turned bartender turned MySpace solicitor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after originally being arrested on charges of soliciting sex from a minor and possessing child pornography.

Jerad Wayne Moxley, 26, of Eagle Lake, pleaded no contest on Tuesday to five different charges after prosecutors agreed to drop some of the charges as part of a plea deal.

If Moxley's name sounds familiar to you it could be because I previously posted about him here.

In other MySpace creepy cop news, 37-year-old Michael Curtin, was sentenced to probation after offering underage girls on MySpace $1,000 to suck their toes. Thanks to MCS for the update.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Perverted Justice Sting Nabs Suspect


Man drove three hours to meet "girl":

A Georgia man living in the US on a work visa from India has been arrested after allegedly driving to meet a a girl whom he believed to be 14-year-old on MySpace for sex.

Police say, Sivakumar Jeraraman, 31, of Atlanta, wasn't actually chatting with a minor but instead an individual working with Perverted Justice.

Jeraraman was taken into custody and jailed in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Couple Accused In Rape Of Girl


Couple released after posting bond:

An Alabama woman and her husband have been arrested after being accused of enticing a teenage girl into engaging in sexual acts with them over a two day period.

Investigators believe Pamela Shankle Wells, 41, and her husband, Darrell R. Wells, 51, both of Trinity, coerced the girl into participating in sexual activities with them by threatening her.

The alleged offenses are believed to have taken place on at least two different occasions during the previous two years. The girl is also said to have been living with the Wells when the incident's occurred.

Both suspects have been released from jail after posting bond.

Couple Accused In Rape Of Girl


Couple released after posting bond:

A North Carolina woman and her husband have been arrested after being accused of enticing a teenage girl into engaging in sexual acts with them over a two day period.

Investigators believe Pamela Shankle Wells, 41, and her husband, Darrell R. Wells, 51, both of Trinity, coerced the girl into participating in sexual activities with them by threatening her.

The alleged offenses are believed to have taken place on at least two different occasions during the previous two years. The girl is also said to have been living with the Wells when the incident's occurred.

Both suspects have been released from jail after posting bond.

Thomas Hughsted Arrested In Child Sex Sting



A 51-year-old Philadelphia man has been arrested after purportedly trying to have sex with a 14-year-old boy that he had met on the internet.

Police say, Thomas Hughsted, 51, was apprehended at the Best Western Sovereign Hotel after booking a room there in hopes of engaging in a sexual meeting with the minor that he had been chatting with online.

Luckily, Hughsted was not actually conversing with the boy but instead an undercover officer posing as one.

Hughsted was subsequently book in jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

James Terry Charged With Kiddy Porn



A former Southern Ohio University college student has been charged with child pornography after police say he had been downloading the images in the parking lot.

According to reports, James Terry, 22, of Kitts Hill, had been downloading the illegal images using the wireless connection provided by the university. Terry, who once been a student, had been using pass codes to access the internet via his personal laptop, say police.

After searching his residence and upon interviewing him authorities quickly arrested Terry and charged him with pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.

Stevie Buckley Charged With Manslaughter Of Baby Girl


Mother spent time smoking dope instead:

In the sleepy little city of Bismarck, North Dakota police have charged an 18-year-old mother with manslaughter in the death of her baby infant.

According to police, Stevie Buckley, originally of Grand Forks, had taken her daughter into the emergency room sometime on Monday. Upon viewing the child, doctors noticed that the infant appeared dehydrated and had been so undernourished that her ribs were showing.

When police searched Buckley's home, they seized bottles of whiskey and vodka as well as drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

During an interview with investigators, Buckley admitted to drug use and child neglect.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

U2: Get On Your Boots


A little off topic here, so please forgive me. 

Now I may be the only True Crime blogger out there that really seems to dig U2, but it's exciting for me as a huge fan that I finally was able to catch their latest single (via MySpace) off their new album, "No Line On The Horizon", their first one since 2004!

So you can imagine my excitement went I logged onto MySpace earlier today and saw the premiere video of the world's biggest band with their new single entitled, "Get On Your Boots".

Check it out, check it outers...

Jonathan Farnham & Christopher Sims Arrested In Predator Sting



Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett announced yesterday that they have arrested several individuals who had allegedly been soliciting sex online from someone they believed to be a 13-year-old.

"Corbett said that (Christopher) Sims allegedly used an Internet chat room to sexually proposition what he believed was a 13-year-old girl, sending her at least six nude webcam videos.

According to the criminal complaint, Sims also proposed to meet the girl and described in graphic detail the sex acts he wished to perform with her.

Meanwhile:
"Corbett said (Jonathan) Farnham is accused of sexually propositioning an undercover agent who was using the profile of a 13-year-old girl.

According to the criminal complaint, Farnham sent the girl three different webcam videos, all showing him nude and performing sex acts in front of his computer. He also repeatedly expressed a desire to meet the girl for sex, describing in graphic detail the acts he wished to perform with her."

Both men were arrested and subsequently placed in jail. 

Child Porn Sting In NY Nets Arrest



Police in the state of New York are happy to announce that they have wrapped up a three-month long investigation into various individuals downloading and uploading child pornography.

Among those arrested during the sting were:

Matthew Malek, 23, of Brunswick
Richard Kennedy, 17, of Waterford
Philip Coli, 54, of Troy

Three other's were also arrested during the operation but I could not conclusively identify the profiles (if they even have any) of the other three suspects.

MySpace Contact Leads To Arrest Of William Cox


Victim is said to be only 13:

A Florence, Kentucky man is currently police held in police custody after allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl that he had met on MySpace.

Police say they have charged William Cox, 21, with second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and intimidating a witness.

Cox purportedly had met the young girl on MySpace sometime in November.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Jeremiah Justin Craft Arrested In Murder Of Bridget Herard


Lifeless body of victim found hidden under trash:

Police in the state of Texas have arrested a 30-year-old man on charges that he sexually assaulted and murdered a 16-year-old girl.

Jeremiah Justin Craft, 30, of Graham, was apprehended and placed in jail in lieu of a 2 million dollar bond after they believe he raped and then brutally murdered 16-year-old Bridget Herard, also of Graham.

Herard, who had been missing since December 23rd, was found deceased by cadaver dogs sometime on January 16th.

Investigators say her lifeless body had been placed behind a storage shed where she had been wrapped in a pool liner and buried under a pile of trash.

No word yet has been made as to why Craft was arrested, but they do say he was arrested "when Bridgett's body was found."

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Police: Joseph Vallo Raped Host's Wife At Super Bowl Party


Husband walked in on incident, kicked some ass:

A Super Bowl party at an Albuquerque, New Mexico residence turned ugly not only for a woman who allegedly had been raped but also the suspected rapist himself.

Police say, 22-year-old Joseph Vallo, of Cubero, attended the party last Sunday when he allegedly followed the intoxicated host's wife into her bedroom and proceeded to rape her.

Luckily for the victim, her husband entered the room and thankfully caught Vallo in the act.

Enraged with anger, the husband kicked and repeatedly beat Vallo so much he had actually thought he might have killed him.

Vallo however was not dead, but was instead quickly rushed to a hospital. After being treated he was then taken to jail where he currently sits in cell #13 at the Metropolitan Detention Center awaiting a $100,000 bond.

Ironically, this is just like a post I made of a one Jeffrey Bone, who was arrested under similar circumstances last year at Christmas party he had attended.

Police Arrest 3 Men In MySpace Rape Case


Alleged incident took place last year:

Three men have been arrested after allegedly raping a woman whom one of them had met on MySpace.

California residents Brian Shippee, 22 and Vincent Barnett, Jr., 21, were both charged with sexual assault after allegedly raping the woman back in May of 2008.

A third suspect, 20-year-old Robert Melgoza, was taken into custody in Phoenix, Arizona.

All three suspects face charges including kidnapping, rape, sodomy and forced oral copulation.

Police are asking if you know of anymore information on this case to please contact them at (858) 974-2496.

UPDATE: Shippee, Barnett plead not guilty

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

MySpace Removes Over 90,000 Sex Offenders


Pressure still mounts as war continues:

On Tuesday, MySpace said they have identified and removed over 90,000 different sex offenders.

That number was almost double what the company had originally estimated last year which promoted Attorney Generals in two different states to demand more be taken by the News Corp. owned social networking giant.

Last year, MySpace and rival Facebook implemented several safety features including different ways to verify a user's age and limit the ability of adults to search for members under the age of 18.

Anyway, while something at least has been done by both sides regarding sexual predators using the site, all a sex predator really needs to do is create an underage alias and bi-pass the already "new" flawed implementations.

Regardless, this is still a step in the right direction and after 3 years of doing this, I've noticed that things have gotten somewhat better over there.

Now on Facebook an argument could be made...

Father Robert Yurgel Pleads Guilty To Molestation



A New Jersey priest arrested last April pleaded guilty on Monday to molesting a 14-year-old boy and was sentenced to 7-10 years in prison.

Robert Yurgel, 43, of Passaic, was charged in a series of assaults on the young boy while serving in North Carolina ten years ago.

If Yurgel's name sounds familiar to you it might be because I previously posted about him here.

Police: Jonathan Libby Beat And Raped Woman



A 44-year-old Florida man has been arrested after allegedly raping and beating a woman for six hours.

Jonathan Libby, of Orlando, was apprehended after the victim told police Libby broke into her home and over a six hour period he raped and beat her. The victim also alleges that he held broken glass to her neck and threatened to wrap her body in a bed sheet and throw her in the Cocoa Beach.

The hellish abuse is said to have ended when the victim's mother arrived and subsequently convinced Libby that she was not going to call police. She however did contact police and according to the article:
"While investigators were speaking to the victim, Libby called her. Investigators listened as the victim confronted Libby, who did not deny that the incident occurred, but apologized for it."

The 44-year-old was then quickly taken into custody and charged with sexual battery, felony battery, aggravated assault, and false imprisonment.

Libby remain's in jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Healer Joseph Michael Kinney Charged With Kiddy Porn



A Oregon man was arrested and taken to jail Monday on a 2008 charge that he possessed child pornography.

Police took Joseph Michael Kinney, 37, of Beaverton, into custody after violating a release agreement he had made in May.

Kinney is currently being in lieu of $250,000 bail.

On his above MySpace profile, Mr. Kinney declares himself as an "intuitive healer" who is "very intellectual" and hopes one day he will meet a woman who will "slip into and evening dress for a night on the town."  

Why that's important I don't know, I just think it's funny and needed a filler.

Trishana Broussard Charged With Sex Assault Of Child


Woman charged after lengthy investigation:

Police in the state of Texas have arrested a Huntington woman for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with two teenaged boys.

Investigators say they charged 36-year-old Trishana Broussard with two counts of sexual assault of a child after wrapping up a three month investigation.

The case against Broussard originally began with authorities were alerted by family members of the alleged victims.

Broussard was released after posting a $10,000 bond.

Robert Scharff Arrested In Cell Phone Porn Case



A Brooklyn, New York man who turned his cell phone in at a repair shop has been arrested after a technician discovered child pornography images on it.

Robert Scharff, 45, had turned his cell phone in at the Manhattan Sprint PCS store when the employee discovered the photos of a young child believed to be around the age of 6.

The FBI then later raided his home and found an additional 200 images.

If convicted, Scharff could face up to 30 years in prison.

Jason Hussey Arrested In Child Porn Investigation


Suspect jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail:

A Florida man was arrested by police yesterday on 50 counts of possession of child pornography.

38-year-old Jason Mark Hussey, of Minneola, was apprehended after police raided his home and discovered over 50 different pictures of young males believed to be under the age of 18.

Hussey, who works as a chef, was interviewed at his place of employment where he admitted to investigators that he had been downloading child pornography over the internet.

Aaron Zendejas Is The World's Worst Babysitter


Suspect allegedly rented out kids like sex slaves:

A San Diego, California babysitter has been arrested after allegedly taking money from various child molesters and letting them assault those children that had previously been in his care.

Police say they searched the home of Aaron Zendejas, 24, of El Cajon, and discovered several photos of children involved in sex acts.

Zendejas, who had earlier plead not guilty to several of the charges, faces at least 42 years to life if convicted.

The child porn ring is said to have been led by fugitive suspect Jared Yaffe, who is accused of paying the babysitters in the area so that he could molest them.

If you have anymore information concerning these cases you are asked to contact the San Diego Police at (619) 531-2000 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

Anyway, Zendejas MySpace cache is via the .cn portal so some of it might be a little difficult to read although MySpaceProfiles has made that problem somewhat easier. I've also went ahead and archived part of his Facebook here.

It should also be noted that Zendejas often used the following screenames online, "nothingsman26", "motorcrossgod26", and "xmetalmulisha420".

Samuel Grafel Wanted To Let People Rape, Torture Relative


Man admits to charges:

A 22-year-old Colorado man has been arrested by federal agents on accusations that he offered an open invitation to an undercover officer to rape and torture a family relative of his.

Police say, Samuel Grafel, of Arvada, wrote on an adult website that he wanted some "older guy to rape, brutally torture" a female relative of his.

Going undercover, agents from ICE say they went online and began sending e-mails to Grafel who later had purportedly encouraged his relative to be beaten, raped and tortured.

Detectives later tracked down the postings to Grafel's residence in Arvada where they discovered child pornography.

Grafel was then interviewed, who told investigators that had a sexual preference for girls as young as eight.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Child Rapist John Mucher Sentenced



A Hamilton, Ohio man who had earlier been arrested on charges that he videotaped himself having sex with a young child from the time she was 3 until she turned 7 has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

John Mucher, 33, who was married with two kids at the time of his arrest, had earlier pleaded guilty to multiple rape and child pornography charges.

When he was sentenced, Mucher is said to have wept during court and asked for God's forgiveness.  

The victim's grandfather however would have none of that as he explained to the judge that Mucher must have been proud of what he had been doing because he "videotaped it and everything".

Police: Matthew Peoples Admits Murder Of Daughter


Victim shot in head, say police:

A 23-year-old Oklahoma man has been arrested after allegedly confessing to investigators that he murdered his 6-year-old daughter.

Police say Matthew Peoples, of Spencer, initially told them that he had dropped his daughter, Denise Anderson, off at her mother's house before she went missing.

Investigators however did not buy the story and after searching Peoples residence and interviewing various family members police later questioned Peoples who then purportedly confessed to shooting Denise in the head.

Not surprisingly, Matthew makes no mention of having a daughter on his above MySpace profile as well as his three other profiles found here, here, and here  

On his Blackplanet account found here, Mr. Peoples again makes no mention of Denise Anderson.

Matthew also has staked his claim on the following dot coms, michaeljackson, mixyourworlds, xanga, migente, and xfire.  However those accounts are essentially bare-bones and really not much to look at.

Besides those links, he also maintained an adult-themed Yahoo! Group

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