Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jeremy Hogenkamp Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Suspect could face up to 25 years in jail:

Police in Wisconsin have arrested a La Crosse man on child pornography charges after a joint investigation by local and state authorities.

Jeremy Hogenkamp, 32, was apprehended after officer searched his home and confiscated his computer.

A further examination of it's contents revealed that Hogenkamp was in possession of various pictures and videos of children engaging in sexual acts.

Hogenkamp could face up to 25 years if convicted on all charges.

Sex Offender Jeremy Struffert Found With Missing Girl

Minnesota--A registered sex offender has been arrested by police after they say he picked up a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl on an unnamed social networking site (I've got money on MySpace) and brought her back to his home in the town of Burnsville.

The girl who is said to have left willingly on Friday, March 27th was found unharmed with suspect Jeremy Struffert, 32, on Sunday.

Struffert was previously convicted in 2005 on child pornography charges.

Police: Timothy Senich Wanted Sex With Child

A 61-year-old Pennsylvania man is behind bars today after being arrested for soliciting sex from someone whom he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

Timothy Senich, of West Mifflin, is said to have engaged in a sexually charged conversation online with an undercover officer posing as the child. He even offered to teach the young girl about sex.

According to documents, Senich, who calls himself "Sedan36" online, even masturbated for the 13-year-old via his webcam.

Needless to say, Senich was arrested when he showed up at the predetermined location to meet the girl.

Besides the above MySpace profile, Senich also maintains another profile here on the socal networking account dedicated to bikers.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Man Arrested After Allegedly Solicting Girls Using MySpace

Suspect showed up to meet "girl", say police:

An undercover police sting in Rhode Island has resulted in the arrest of a 28-year-old West Warwick man after he allegedly solicited sex from someone whom he believed to be a 13-year-old girl using MySpace.

The case against Edgar Braley originally began when officers received word from various students at a local Middle School there that a stranger on MySpace had been soliciting them.

Investigators then turned to MySpace, created a fictitious 13-year-old girl, and subsequently snagged their bait.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Adam Perkins Arrested In Sex Assault Investigation

Police in the state of Wisconsin have arrested a Beloit man on sexual assault and child pornography charges.

Adam M. Perkins, 36, was apprehended by officers after they obtained a search warrant at Perkins residence where they seized three computers, numerous cameras and cell phones as well as VHS tapes and various recording devices.

Perkins faces charges of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, Sexual Exploitation of a Child, Child Enticement, and Possession of Child Pornography.

Besides the above MySpace profile, Mr. Perkins also maintained another private one found here.

UPDATE: Thanks to our awesome contributer Katze for the tip.

MySpace Contact Leads To Arrest

A 29-year-old Kentucky man has been arrested after police say he solicited sex from someone whom he believed to be a 14-year-old girl using MySpace.

James R. Tischendorf, of Louisville, allegedly sent naked photos of himself and had arranged to meet the girl at a park where two would later engage in sex.

After arriving at the park, police quickly arrested Tischendorf and charged him use of a minor in a sexual performance, unlawful transaction with a minor and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

Tischendorf apparently never saw it coming as he was never actually conversing with a 14-year-old girl but instead an undercover officer posing as one.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

John Katehis Arrested In Murder Of George Weber

New York--A 16-year-old teenager from Queens has been arrested in the brutal murder of former WABC radio newsman George Weber.

The 47-year-old Weber, whose lifeless body was found in his Brooklyn apartment on Sunday morning, is believed to have been stabbed at least "50 times in the neck".

The person believed to have killed Weber is 16-year-old John Katehis, who is said to have confessed to his murder yesterday morning.

Reports state that Weber and Katehis initially met online at the popular website Craigslist and subsequently began e-mailing each other.

According to the New York Post:
"Weber and Katehis agreed to meet Friday night for a sexual encounter after the newsman had promised him $60.

Weber had orginally placed an ad on Craigslist looking for someone to choke him and engage in oral sex."
When police found the body of Weber they discovered that his ankles had been bound with duct tape and because the attack was so violent, police say that his blood had splattered the walls of his apartment. 

Katehis own blood had also been found in the bathtub area of Weber's residence.

John Katehis MySpace Profile

According to his above MySpace page, the teen who lives with his separated parents, describes himself as a sadomasochist Satanist who has a thing for knifes.

Katehis writes the following:
"My name is John, I am sixteen years old and live in Queens, New York. I enjoy long conversations, bike riding, hanging out, roof hopping, hanging off trains, any type of Parkour exercise, Extreme Violence (chaos, Anarchy, ect..) Video Games, Violent Movies and listening to my ipod. I am a very easy person to talk to. I like to do crazy and wild things. Some people call me an adrenaline junkie, I'm a big risk taker and like to live life on the edge.I am an Extremist, an Anarchist, LaVeyan Satanist, and a Sadomasochist. I don't take shit from anybody, so if your looking for problems, fuck off! To learn more about me just send me a message or catch me on aim, my screen name is johnkatehis92, my yahoo is greeksatan92@yahoo.com, johnkatehis92@yahoo.com and my msn is greekjohn92@hotmail.com. You can ask me any kind of questions, I am always happy to chat with a new person. Oh and be sure to check out my youtube channel, im always uploading new videos at youtube.com/crazyjohn92, and see if u can beat any of my challenges or beat my scores at challenges, at ibeatyou.com my screen name is crazyjohn92."
A cache of John's old YouTube profile can be found by clicking here. Another more current one can be found here.

Using the name, "JSKcranks" here's a video of him he posted on YouTube:

He also frequented porn sites in which he posted videos of himself which I will not be linking here.  

Using the screenname, "greeksatan92", Katehis also maintated a profile on Vampirefreaks found here as well as private account on tagged found here and yet another one on fotolog here

Another profile on MySpace created by Katehis can also be found by clicking here.

Teacher Jada Hendrix Arrested After Sexting Investigation

A high school history teacher from Shreveport, Louisiana has been arrested on computer-aided solicitation charges after allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student.

Jada Hendrix, 23, who taught English at North DeSoto High School, was originally accused of "sexting" (sexually oriented text messages) the male student sometime back in February.

During a subsequent investigation police say they also believe that Hendrix engaged in sexual activity with the teen.

Hendrix, who often goes by name "jade_lane" online, is the second DeSoto Parish teacher to be arrested this month.

Woman Allegeldy Raped By Man She Met On MySpace

A Florida man has been arrested and charged with sexual battery after a woman told police she had been sexually assaulted by someone whom she had met using MySpace.

Thuron Hammersley, 40, of St. Lucie, purportedly tried to lure the young 20-year-old from Georgia by promising her a job as a model. Police say Hammersley had posed as an agent.

According to documents, Hammersley bought the woman a bus ticket where she met up with him in the state of Florida.

While there, Hammersley is said to have wanted her to do some "exotic modeling", but when the woman refused he allegedly kept her in his home for approximately 10 days and raped her on several occasions.

After the woman got away she contacted police who in turn arrested Hammersley.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

MySpace Post Leads To Stabbing

And it all happened at a middle school in Texas:

A negative comment posted on MySpace has led to the arrest of a 14-year-old girl after she allegedly stabbed another girl around her age "repeatedly in the chest" with a pair of scissors.

The altercation is said to have taken place earlier yesterday at Handley Middle School, in Forth Worth.

Fortunately, the victim was quickly released after being treated at a local hospital there.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Preschool Worker Eric Mintzer Charged In Undercover Sting

Virgina--A preschool worker has been arrested on charges that he solicited sex from someone whom he believed to be a 14-year-old boy.

Eric D. Mintzer, 27, of Springfield, was arrested as part of an undercover sting operation in which a detective posed online as the 14-year-old.

According to news8.net:
"Investigators say Mintzer contacted the detective through the 14-year-old's Yahoo instant messenger account on Feb. 25, initiating a 4.5-hour, sexually explicit online chat, according to court documents."
After Mintzer arrived at the predetermined located to meet the "child" he was quickly arrested by police.

Before being arrested, Minzter previously worked as the assistant director of A Child's Place at Hollin Hall, in Alexandria.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Benjamin Droitcour Charged In Kiddy Porn Case

iTunes access blows case wide open:

A 22-year-old Rhode Island man has been arrested after police say he downloaded at least 100 images of underage boys & girls engaged in sexual activities.

Benjamin Droitcour, 22, of North Kingstown, allegedly downloaded the images sometime last year while he was a student at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in the city of Bourne.

According to reports, Droitcour was expelled in May after the allegations surfaced.

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

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thomas Hibbs Accused Of Sex With Minor

Suspect arrested during sexting investigation:

A 19-year-old volunteer fireman from Indiana has been accused of having sex with a minor after police say he hosted a party where teens purportedly videotaped two other teens having sex.

Thomas Hibbs, of Nineveh, faces preliminary charges of sexual misconduct with a minor, furnishing alcohol to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

When confronted by police, Hibbs allegedly told them he had sex with the minor girl sometime on Saturday.

Hibbs is currently being held on $10,000 bond.

Thanks to a tipster for both the MySpace profile and original article.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Man Charged With Sex Abuse Of Girl He Met On MySpace

Girl said to be only 13:

A 34-year-old Minnesota man has been charged with sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl that he met using MySpace.

Jeffrey Sellner, of Newport, allegedly maintained a relationship with the young girl over a one year period before engaging in sexual activity with her in a "public place".

If convicted, Sellner could receive up to 15 years in jail.

UPDATE: Thanks to a tipster we now have the MySpace profile of Mr. Sellner

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Police: MySpace Page Leads To Shooting

Want yet more proof that MySpace is still the world's largest online virtual trailer park?

Then look no further to this next story, via Tampabay.com:
"Derick Williams was not happy when his band mate posted plans to "go solo" on his MySpace page.

So, Tampa police say, about 3:15 p.m. today, Williams armed himself with a 9 mm pistol, kicked in the door of Corey Anthony's home and fired one shot into the house.

Anthony, 25, was not injured. The glass on the door to his 704 E Floribraska Ave. home shattered.

Williams, 25, fled, but was soon arrested at his home, 3112 E Eighth Ave. He was charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling and being a felon in possession of a firearm."

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Matthew Lingenfelter Charged In Kiddy Porn Case

California state police have arrested a 23-year-old man on child pornography charges after a week long investigation.

Matthew Lingenfelter, of Linda, is alleged to have amassed what investigators have called a "large amount" of disturbing files related to child pornography.

A total of 10 computers were seized from his residence, along with several guns as well.

Lingenfelter, who has admitted to downloading the images, reportedly worked as an intelligence analyst at the Beale Air Force Base in Yuba County.

Disney Worker Adrijk Duran Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Florida--An employee of a store at the Disney World theme park in Orlando has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Adrijk Jose Duran, 20, of Clermont, who works at Crystal Magic, was apprehended by police after they recovered his personal computer and allegedly found pictures of children as young as 3 engaging in sexual acts with adults and other children.

Duran purportedly told investigators that he had downloaded the images because he was curious about them.

Sean McMahon Charged In Sex Abuse Of Boy, 11

A Burton, Michigan man was arrested last month after a Flint mother contacted police and told them that he had sexually abused her 11-year-old son.

Reports state that the 11-year-old boy told her mother as she was putting him to sleep that he had watched gay porn with 27-year-old Sean P. McMahon and that he had "rubbed him".

According to The Flint Journal:
"The mother called a friend who was letting McMahon stay at his home and also knew the password to his computer. The pair told police they looked at the computer while McMahon wasn't home and found a picture of her son naked with McMahon holding a camera in the reflection of a mirror.

The boy said that McMahon gave him alcohol, slept in the same bed with him and gave him a Valentine's Day card that said "I love you ... please love me back."

Police said McMahon told them that he and the boy had performed oral sex on each other six to eight times but claimed the boy initiated it."
When officers searched McMahon's residence they recovered a bizarre sex chart with about 50 different names of people whom he is believed to have had sex with.

Police fear he may have met some of those individuals through MySpace.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Man Charged With Raping Girl He Met On MySpace

Police find 3 minors in motel room:

A 21-year-old Kentucky man is currently behind bars after police charged him with raping and assaulting a 15-year-old girl he had met using Myspace.

Justin Wright was apprehended by officers after they were called to the Super 8 Motel in the town of Hazard earlier this morning.

After arriving on the scene they discovered there were at least three different minors in his room.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Joshua Bedwell Charged With Molesting Relative

Girl was home alone, say police:

A 26-year-old Cleveland, Tennessee man has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of molestation and statutory rape charges.

Joshua Franklin Bedwell, 26, was apprehended by officers after he allegedly raped a 15-year-old relative at her home in the state of Georgia.

According to reports, detectives arrested Bedwell after interviewing him on Wednesday.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

MySpace Contact Leads To Molestation Charges

A Calhoun, Georgia man has been arrested on child molestation charges after allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a minor girl that he met using MySpace.

Joe Matthew Nix, 20, is accused of meeting the 15-year-old on MySpace and then purportedly arranging to meet her. After picking her up, he took her to a Wal-Mart parking lot where the two engaged in oral sex.

The following day, they purportedly engaged in sexual activity again at a local motel in Calhoun. The girl told her mother the next day what had happened and she quickly contacted police who in turn arrested Nix sometime on March 3rd.

Besides the above MySpace link, Nix also maintained another profile found here.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Men Face Child Porn Charges After Arrest

Two Georgia men have been arrested in what investigators are calling a large scale child porn sting which they have dubbed, "Operation Shattered Innocence".

According to reports, the undercover investigation tracked various individuals trading child pornography online through a file-sharing system.

Among those arrested was Steven Commander, 21, of Columbus.

The other suspect had his case thrown out of court.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ex Teacher Jennifer Bollinger Charged In Sex Assault Of Boy

Encounters occurred multiple times, say police:

A 25-year-old Delaware woman and former pre-school teacher has been arrested on charges that she sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy.

Jennifer Bollinger, of Laurel, is alleged to have befriended the teen sometime last year and engaged in frequent sexual encounters with the boy at her apartment.

She has been charged with six counts of fourth-degree rape.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Jami Anderson Charged In Murder Of Stepson

An Illinois stepmother has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder after she allegedly swung a 22-month old child against a door frame causing him to die sometime on Monday.

Jami Renee Anderson, 29, of Alton, is accused by investigators as knowingly and intentionally causing injuries to little Chase Anderson, which ultimately let to his death.

According to reports, for several weeks Chase's biological father had complained to a family member that he had noticed bruises and cuts on him. Concerned, he allegedly contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, but his report was never followed up on.

Chase would have had turned two on April 13.

Thanks to a tipster for the above information.

MySpace Profile Gets Sex Offender Shawn Pahl In Trouble

Man could get four years:

Connecticut--A registered sex offender who spent a year in jail for molesting a 14-year-old boy he met at church (he was an organist) is back in trouble for setting up a MySpace and Facebook account and contacting "hundreds of teens".

Shawn Pahl, 39, of Bristol, could net up to another four years in prison after it was found that he not only had the two social networking accounts but also allegedly had posted naked photos of himself as well as soliciting sex online.

The 5-foot-4 Pahl had only been out of prison just 33 days when he was re-arrested again for violating his probation.

Pahl is scheduled to be sentenced on April 23rd.

Thanks to a tipster for the information.

Monday, March 9, 2009

David Randy Sabby Arrested In Teen Abduction

A 17-year-old Minnesota girl has been found safe after reportedly being abducted by her step-father at gunpoint in the town of Fergus Falls.

According to reports, David Randy Sabby, 46, kidnapped his step-daughter, Amy Rene Henning, at the Westridge Mall around 7 pm on Saturday night.

Sabby reportedly approached a vehicle occupied by both Henning and her 26-year-old stepbrother and armed with a gun, ordered the man in the back seat of the car. There, he allegedly duct taped his hands and feet and suddenly left with Henning.

After breaking free, the unidentified man quickly contacted police which ultimately set out an Amber Alert for Henning.

Both the victim and the suspect were found by police on Sunday.

According to a news article, Sabby is a pilot, and claims on his MySpace page that he is a married man living in the state of Georgia.

UPDATE: Sabby sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Roger Bingham Charged In Sex Assault Of Child

A 37-year-old Oklahoma man was arrested by police after they say he had sex 15-year-old boy he had met online.

Roger Wayne Bingham, of Muskogee, is accused of posing as a 19-year-old and contacting the the boy over the Internet before making arrangements to drive over 1,000 miles to meet him.

Bingham then rented a room at a hotel where he is accused of of performing sexual related acts on the boy. He has been charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, child luring and related charges.

Using a search warrant, police say they confiscated pornography, sex toys, and a list of children's names at Bingham's home in February.

A YouTube channel associated with Mr. Bingham can be found here. Some more videos he posted online can also be found here.

Thanks to a tipster for all the above information.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mark Brian Dobson Arrested On Child Porn Charges

A St. Petersburg, Florida man was arrested yesterday by investigators on charges that he possessed child pornography.

The alleged images are said to have been found online by the Tampa CyberCrime Task Force, who then traced the pictures to the residence of 26-year-old Mark Brian Dobson.

He was taken into custody by police on 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of promoting the sexual performance of a child.

Ivan Alvarado Booked After Sex Sting Charge

Suspect thought he was chatting with girl, 15:

Police in the state of Texas have arrested a 27-year-old El Paso man after he allegedly arranged to meet an undercover police officer posing as a 15-year-old for sex.

Ivan Adrian Alvarado, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with online solicitation of a minor

Alvarado has been booked in jail on $25,000 bond.

Suspect Arrested In MySpace Rape Case

A 28-year-old Washington state man has been arrested after police say he raped at least two different women that he had met on MySpace.

Marcos Roberto Lozano, of Olympia, is accused of drugging a 24-year-old woman then raping her. A friend of the alleged victim said she witnessed the incident as well.

The allegations against Lozano were reported to police after he was arrested in connection with a another rape involving a 21-year-old women in February.

Lozano, who works as a bartender at the Red Wind Casino in Olympia, is believed to have communicated with the woman on MySpace and then convincing them to meet him at the casino.

Because police fear there may be more victims, they are asking anyone who has information on this case to contact them or Crime Stoppers at 360-493-2222.

Friday, March 6, 2009

James Huskey Sentenced To 70 Years

A Georgia man who had earlier been arrested after he admitted to federal authorities that he had repeatedly raped a 5-year-old girl during a 5-year period, then videotaping the acts and ultimately uploading them on the web has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.

As I stated earlier in a prior post from 2008 here:
"The two year long investigation started when Australian authorities intercepted the child porn ring, and believed that the young girl being raped, dubbed “Tara” lived somewhere in the United States.

After careful analysis of various backdrops and objects seen in the video, police somehow came across a MySpace profile with a series of photos whose “background images” were similar to those seen in the video. Police were able to trace the suspect to his home thereafter."
James Bartholomew Huskey, of LaFayette, who had once been called by some as "the world's worst child pornographer" was sentenced yesterday to serve the remainder of his life behind bars.

Shane Washburn Arrested In Predator Sting

Suspect could face up to 7 years:

A 26-year-old Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he allegedly posed online as a 15-year-old boy and sent graphic sexual related pictures and videos via his webcam to someone whom he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

Shane Allen Washburn, of Johnsonburg, was among five men arrested during the online sting in which undercover police officers posed online as minors while waiting for adults to sexually proposition them.

Washburn has been charged with six counts of unlawful contact with a minor and six counts of criminal use of a computer.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Man Arrested In Case Of Missing MySpace Girls

Suspect allegedly posed as 19:

A 26-year-old Indiana man who allegedly posed as a 19-year-old on MySpace and then subsequently ran off with two young girls he met on the site has been arrested.

Matthew Sanders, of South Bend, was taken into custody late Wednesday night after he was found with the two girls, ages 11 & 16, at a home in Mishawaka.

Sanders, who has an outstanding warrant on burglary and drug related charges, now faces contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges in Elkhart County.

Elementary School Counselor George Francis Arrested

Police say man sent "lewd messages" to girls using MySpace:

Florida--A former elementary school counselor employed by Pines Lakes Elementary in Pembroke Pines, has been arrested after he allegedly sent lewd MySpace messages to several students at the school.

George Edilberto Francis, 21, was taken into custody after the parents of a student contacted police and told them that Francis had sent sexually explicit messages to their child through MySpace.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Francis purportedly sent similar message on MySpace to at least two other children.

James Lass Gets Prison For MySpace Sex Trip

A New York man has been sentenced to a year in jail after he and two others traveled to Ohio to engage in sexual activity with several underage girls they had met on MySpace.

James Lass, 21, of Brattsburg, was sentenced yesterday on charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and sexual battery.

Lass was arrested last year when he and two others, Michael Wightman, 19, and Anthony Edinger, 20, drove from the state of Ohio to the city of Vermilion, New York, to meet two 14-year-old's and one 15-year-old.

Lass was found in a bed by police when they took him into custody.

Wightman has already served his sentence after pleading to a misdemeanor charge. Meanwhile, Edinger is currently awaiting his sentence after entering a guilty plea.

Martial Arts Instructor Brendyn Crispell Accused Of Molesting Girl

California state police have arrested a martial arts instructor on child molestation charges.

Brendyn Crispell, 20, of Foster City, was taken into custody after he was found in a parked car with a 13-year-old girl.

When questioned by police, Crispell allegedly admitted to them that he had been performing a sexual act with the child when he was caught on Monday.

Crispell has been charged with performing lewd acts with a child under 14 and oral copulation with a person under 18.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Christopher Emke Charged In Rape Case

A 23-year-old New York man has been taken into custody by police after charging him with the rape of a minor.

Christopher P. Emke, 23, of Randolph, was arrested sometime on Sunday morning and charged with numerous crimes including, rape of a minor, endangering the welfare of a child and five counts of unlawfully dealing with a child.

That's about it kids...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mom Who Posed As Daughter Online Nabs Suspected Predator

An Anderson, California man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to solicit sex from a mother who had been posing as her underage daughter online.

According to reports, 24-year-old William Ambord contacted whom he believed to be a 15-year-old girl online and proceeded to make sexually suggestive comments to her.

While the mother continued posing as her daughter online she found that message got more grotesque and at one point Ambrod is alleged to have even masturbated for her using his webcam.

Ambord then invited the "daughter" to a Sacramento Motel 6 where he was later arrested after the unidentified mom contacted police.

Ambord who often uses the screename, "photovoric", once defended the following comment left on a Yahoo! message board from an individual inquiring on Dakota Fanning's bra size in 2005:
"Does aNYONE know what size bra Dakota wears and is there any panty
shots in the movie Dreamer?"
After an angry commenter slammed the message and suggested that the above user was a pedophile

Ambrod later disturbingly defended it in writing:
"who cares, stop trying to sensor everyone who thinks differently"
So apparently, Ambrod sees it all as some sort of lifestyle choice and finds it annoying that people are trying to "sensor" others who think "differently"?

Interesting, I'm surprised it took police this long to catch onto Mr. Ambrod's alleged activities before they suddenly arrested him this past Sunday.

Anyway, the money quote comes at the end of the article from the mother herself.
"Worry less about protecting their privacy and just protect your children".
That's some good advice for anyone who thinks that their children's social networking account, available for all to see, is just a more complex updated version of their personal diary's from their own youth.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Elisa LaCroix Charged With Staging Kidnapping

Alaska--What's wrong with Elisa LaCroix? First earlier this year she accused her ex-boyfriend of violenty raping her one night, he didn't. Now she's being accused by police of staging a fake kidnapping and pinning it on whom? Her ex-boyfriend of course!

I feel bad for her ex, 24-year-old Cole Rothacher, who by the way is a decorated four-year Army veteran and recently re-enlisted to serve for another six years.

Anyway to the story, police say 20-year-old LaCroix, of Anchorage, dialed 911 last Saturday night and told them that her 3-week-old son, Ethan, had suddenly been snatched from his bed. Consequently, the state of Alaska issued it's first ever Amber Alert.

As panic ensued the surrounding neighborhood and locals watched helplessly, investigators searched frantically late into the night looking for clues into Ethan's disappearance.

But not a single car that was stopped nor every dumpster searched provided anything for investigators. Where was little Ethan at? Where could he have been?

According to reports, LaCroix sure knew what had happened. She told them that ex-boyfriend Cole Rothacher was somehow behind the entire kidnapping.

Of course, I'm sure that allegation quickly raised some eyebrows because LaCroix had earlier accused Rothacher of raping her. He has since been cleared of those allegations after she admitted to them that she made the whole thing up.

But still anyway, police had to follow up as time was quickly running out. So after interviewing Cole Rothacher they became convinced that he had absolutely nothing to do with the abduction of Ethan.

Obviously, at some point the finger pointing came back to LaCroix and she was arrested on Sunday after police again say she made the whole thing up...again.

According to investigators, they believe LaCroix, and her husband, also a soldier, spent most of Saturday night watching movies at their apartment. At around 9:15 that night, the husband assumed that Elisa was putting the baby to bed, but about an hour later he went to go check on Ethan who was suppose to be sleeping in his crib. He was not. He was gone.

Elisa must have put on a pretty good act, as she dialed 911 and told officers that her baby had been taken from his crib after an intruder had climbed through an unlocked window and took the 3-week-old boy.

But police say that didn't happen. Instead they believe Elisa had it all planned out. A little after 9 they believe she handed Ethan to a friend, 20-year-old Amelia Cameron, who had been standing outside the window to take him in order to prevent her husband (they had earlier filed for divorce but still lived with each other) from gaining custody of Ethan before he went overseas to be deployed.

As the investigation quickly moved forward, finding loopholes in the story, and identifying witnesses, police tracked down Cameron with Ethan, who was luckily found safe and unharmed on Ford Richardson.

LaCroix has now once again been charged with filing a false police report. Meanwhile, Cameron has not been charged with any crime as she allegedly did not know that LaCroix was going to file a missing-child report.

Police: Remains Of Infant Found At Home Of Elyse Mamino

A 23-year-old Illinois woman has been taken into custody after police say she tried to kill her newborn baby in late 2008.

Elyse Mamino, of Belleville, was arrested on Friday on a first degree attempted murder warrant.

According to police, Mamino gave birth to a child in a bathroom at her residence and then allegedly put the child face down in her toilet, while the baby gasped for air and kicked it's little legs repeatedly.

Someone living inside Mamino's home called authorities who quickly sent out an ambulance and managed to save the small girl.

Even worse than the above, investigators say they searched Mamino's residence where they recovered remains of a "decomposed infant" born sometime in 2007.

On Mamino's MySpace profile, which has since been set to private, the 23-year-old writes the following:
"I have been blessed with the love of my life, Edis, for the past 2 years. He is really crazy and insane in the membrane. I am very shy and reserved. Together, we are perfect. J We’re pretty much an old married couple, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. On November 15, 2008 we brought Victoria Rae into the world...it was a HUGE surprise to all of us, but we're very lucky and thankful to have her in our lives. I work 2 jobs and am slowly going back to school. My first job is working with Special Needs (seriously) (Autism to be more specific) kids. I get my ass kicked on a daily basis. However, I still want to do that type of work throughout my life. My body is now multiple colors…red, purple, black, blue & white from the student I work with. When he is happy he is like a big teddy bear and I love him to pieces. When he doesn’t want to work he can drive me crazy. My second job is working at Trade Secret Salon in the Mall. I love all the girls I work with there. J The old ladies that come in could drive somebody crazy, but overall it isn’t bad. I have a crazy obsession with purses. I enjoy playing Nintendo Wii Fit and ‘girlie’ games on the Xbox 360. In my spare time I enjoy reading a good book or scrap booking."
She is currently being held in lieu of $250,000 bond.

Thanks to a tipster for both the MySpace profile and original article.

UPDATE: More information released in case of Mamino

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Clam Chowder Leads To Child Porn Charge

Man admits allegations, say police:

A Minnesota man has been arrested on child porn charges after his girlfriend attempted to get his computer fixed for him.

Nathan James Ellingson, 33, of Worthington, allegedly told investigators that he had been looking at child pornography when he accidentally spilled clam chowder on his computer which caused it to freeze.

Ellingson's girlfriend then took the computer to a friend of hers in an attempt to get it fixed. During the process, that friend ran across several password protected files and after breaking the code identified questionable material, according to police.

Concerned, he contacted investigators who in turn examined Mr. Ellingson's computer where they purportedly recovered several videos of child pornography.

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