Suspected child predator to appear in court


The Army Sergeant from Solorado Springs facing charges of internet luring of child, is scheduled to appear in a Mesa County courtroom today.

33-year-old Gregory Sallee was one of nine men involved in a Jefferson County sting operation.

Authorities say Sallee was brought to Mesa County in August to face charges of internet luring of a child with intent to exploit, sexual exploitation of a child, and enticement of a child.

He allegedly planned to meet with what he thought was an underage girl in Mesa County.

Sallee posted bond at 25-thousand dollars earlier this month.

He is scheduled to appear in Judge Deister’s courtroom for a review hearing at 8 a-m Monday morning.

Published in: on November 29, 2007 at 6:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Suspected child predator to appear in court


The Army Sergeant from Solorado Springs facing charges of internet luring of child, is scheduled to appear in a Mesa County courtroom today.

33-year-old Gregory Sallee was one of nine men involved in a Jefferson County sting operation.

Authorities say Sallee was brought to Mesa County in August to face charges of internet luring of a child with intent to exploit, sexual exploitation of a child, and enticement of a child.

He allegedly planned to meet with what he thought was an underage girl in Mesa County.

Sallee posted bond at 25-thousand dollars earlier this month.

He is scheduled to appear in Judge Deister’s courtroom for a review hearing at 8 a-m Monday morning.

Published in: on November 29, 2007 at 6:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Cops Posing As Girls Nab Web Predator


Macomb County police arrested a 39-year-old child predator from Battle Creek on Tuesday night after the man set up two “dates,” one right after the other, with two separate undercover officers.

According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect set up a date with an undercover officer from Wayne County, and then another one with an undercover Macomb County Officer.


In both cases, the man thought he was setting up meetings with 13-year-old girls he had been talking to on the Internet.

Police said the suspect has served 30 days in jail for a misdemeanor count of possession of child pornography.Police were waiting for the man before he arrived at the intended rendezvous.

Published in: on November 29, 2007 at 6:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

Cops Posing As Girls Nab Web Predator


Macomb County police arrested a 39-year-old child predator from Battle Creek on Tuesday night after the man set up two “dates,” one right after the other, with two separate undercover officers.

According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect set up a date with an undercover officer from Wayne County, and then another one with an undercover Macomb County Officer.


In both cases, the man thought he was setting up meetings with 13-year-old girls he had been talking to on the Internet.

Police said the suspect has served 30 days in jail for a misdemeanor count of possession of child pornography.Police were waiting for the man before he arrived at the intended rendezvous.

Published in: on November 29, 2007 at 6:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

Stone County Man Found Guilty of Molesting Child

A Stone County jury convicted a Reeds Spring man of statutory sodomy Wednesday.

Joshua Bunch, 24, was found guilty of having deviate sexual intercourse with a five-year-old girl in March and April of 2004 in Mount Vernon. The case was moved to Stone County on a change of venue.

In a press release, Lawrence County prosecutor Robert E. George said, “This defendant is a classic pedophile, who gained access to his victim by befriending the child’s mother. Bunch met the mother on the Internet, and soon moved in the household.” George said. “Once in the house, the victim did not have a chance to avoid the sex acts. She was a compelling witness who was able to discuss the terrible things she endured at this man’s will.”

Prosecutors said Bunch began molesting the child while her mother was at work. The victim testified Bunch watched pornographic moves before and during some of the acts. The child reported that there were at least twelve different times she was abused, however, due to her age she was unable to be specific as to when exactly each act occurred.

Bunch will be sentenced February 13.

Prosecutors say authorities arrested Bunch in a San Padre, Texas, motel room with pornographic items and chatting online with three teenagers.

Published in: on November 29, 2007 at 7:19 am  Leave a Comment  

Child molester headed to county jail

A Sharon man will serve less than 2 years in the county jail for what the judge said was the rape of a 4-year-old girl last year in his home.

Garon P. Hull, 35, of 361 Andrew St., pleaded guilty to corruption of minors for the sexual assault on Oct. 9 and had charges of raping a child and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse withdrawn.

Hull sexually assaulted the girl in his home in May or June, 2006. Common Pleas President Judge Frances J. Fornelli said Hull deserved the maximum 2 1/2 to 5 year sentence for the facts of the case. The sticking point was the danger state prison would hold for Hull, Fornelli said.

Because of Hull’s limited intelligence, Fornelli said, “and the fact that you’ll have a limited ability to protect yourself from the other inmates,” he gave him the county sentence where Fornelli said he could protect Hull.

“The fact of the matter is child molesters are the lowest
form of life in the penitentiary, as far as other inmates are concerned,” he said.

Fornelli said that some people might consider it just for a man who raped a child to in turn be raped.

“(It was an) awful thing you did. Awful. And if my job were vengeance your sentence would be very easy. But hopefully the court system is about more than that,” he said.

“The child is sleepless,” Fornelli said, describing the damage Hull did. “The child is scared, the child has nightmares and the mother has the same problems.”

Hull will also serve 5 years’ probation and Fornelli promised him the maximum sentence if he ever crosses the line again.

Two women also testified for Hull’s character, including his mother, Virginia, and his wife, Marcy. Hull’s mother said he was never any trouble and helped elderly people in the community with grocery shopping, shoveling driveways and mowing lawns. She said he helps out at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sharon. “He would do anything for anyone,” said Hull’s wife.

In a twist, Hull’s mother and wife said that Hull had helped a family member who had been sexually abused by another man, including taking her to the hospital to be examined.
“He’s real good with his kids,” said his wife. Hull will be banned forever from private contact with any children except his two daughters and stepdaughter.

Published in: on November 29, 2007 at 7:12 am  Leave a Comment  

Man ‘viewed child porn’ in cafe

A 43-year-old man has been charged after he was caught accessing child pornography on the internet in an Alice Springs cafe.

Staff at the cafe contacted police shortly before 1pm (CST) yesterday to say that a customer appeared to viewing child pornography online.

When detectives arrived at the premises the man was still at the computer, police said.

He was arrested and later charged with possessing child pornography and has been bailed to appear in the Alice Springs Magistrates Court on December 18.

Detective Senior Sergeant David Chalker, from the Regional Investigations Division, today praised the staff for their quick thinking.

“Because of their timely report to police, we were able to arrest this man while he was still on the computer,” he said in a statement.

The detective said the arrest should act as a reminder that child pornography can be easily accessed.

“Parents, in particular, should be aware of the internet sites that their children are accessing, and who they are talking with online,” he said.

Published in: on November 29, 2007 at 6:23 am  Leave a Comment