Paul Brunelle Apley – Child Molester

A Madison Township man was sentenced this morning to 12 years in prison after being convicted of nine counts of sex misconduct with a minor and a count of corruption of a minor.

Paul Brunelle Apley, 26, was convicted of having sex multiple times with a 14-year-old girl, whom he was dating at the time. He also was convicted of sleeping with her 15-year-old friend during the same two-month period over the summer.

Before his sentencing, Apley insisted he was being convicted of a nonsense law. He had previously told Lake County’s probation department that “he didn’t care if a woman was 15 years old or 50 years old. If there’s a mutual attraction and the relationship’s consensual, then sex should be permitted,” Prosecutor Jamie Eck said.

“I face 73 1/2 years for having sex with my girlfriend. I fail to see the logic in any of this,” Apley said, during his hearing.

To which, Lake County Common Pleas Judge Vincent A. Culotta replied, “Which one was your girlfriend? You had sex with both of them the same day.”

Apley declined to answer, because he claimed his answer might affect his upcoming appeal.

In addition to his prison sentence, Apley also was named a sexual predator. He will now have to register with local sheriff’s offices in counties where he lives for the rest of his life.

Published in: on December 31, 2007 at 9:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Paul Brunelle Apley – Child Molester

A Madison Township man was sentenced this morning to 12 years in prison after being convicted of nine counts of sex misconduct with a minor and a count of corruption of a minor.

Paul Brunelle Apley, 26, was convicted of having sex multiple times with a 14-year-old girl, whom he was dating at the time. He also was convicted of sleeping with her 15-year-old friend during the same two-month period over the summer.

Before his sentencing, Apley insisted he was being convicted of a nonsense law. He had previously told Lake County’s probation department that “he didn’t care if a woman was 15 years old or 50 years old. If there’s a mutual attraction and the relationship’s consensual, then sex should be permitted,” Prosecutor Jamie Eck said.

“I face 73 1/2 years for having sex with my girlfriend. I fail to see the logic in any of this,” Apley said, during his hearing.

To which, Lake County Common Pleas Judge Vincent A. Culotta replied, “Which one was your girlfriend? You had sex with both of them the same day.”

Apley declined to answer, because he claimed his answer might affect his upcoming appeal.

In addition to his prison sentence, Apley also was named a sexual predator. He will now have to register with local sheriff’s offices in counties where he lives for the rest of his life.

Published in: on December 31, 2007 at 9:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Michael Ray Husted – Child Molester

A Missouri man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender.

U.S. Attorney John Richter said 32-year-old Michael Ray Husted of Phillipsberg, Mo., was charged in April after moving from Enid, Okla., to Missouri, where he failed to register as a sex offender.

Husted was convicted in 1993 in Illionis of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a 3-year-old child.

He pleaded guilty in July to failing to register.

After his 18 month prison sentence, Husted also was ordered to serve five years supervised release.

Published in: on December 31, 2007 at 9:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

William Anthony Simpson – Sex Offender


A convicted sex offender discovered living near a park is in jail after Palm Bay police tried unsuccessfully several times to get him to register and move.

William Anthony Simpson, 46, was charged with four counts of failing to register and violation of Brevard County code prohibiting sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a park. He’s being held at the Brevard County Jail in Sharpes on a $60,000 bond.

Officer Dan Fisher found Simpson at his home at 2138 Monroe St. NE, Apt. B on Saturday, police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said. Three weeks earlier, while making routine sex offender address checks, Fisher had put Simpson on notice that he was in violation of the county ordinance because he lives across from Driskell Park, she said.

Fisher also reminded Simpson he had to register his address with local police twice a year. Further investigation found that Simpson hadn’t registered since December 2005, Martinez said.

Simpson told Fisher that he was moving because of a bond condition resulting from a domestic violence arrest on Christmas, she said.

Simpson was convicted in 1999 of attempted sexual battery and false imprisonment. He was sentenced to six years in prison, but released in July 2003.

Simpson was designated a registered sexual offender requiring him to provide an accurate residential address to local authorities in addition to abiding by local ordinances designating specific locations where he cannot reside.

Published in: on December 31, 2007 at 9:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

William Anthony Simpson – Sex Offender


A convicted sex offender discovered living near a park is in jail after Palm Bay police tried unsuccessfully several times to get him to register and move.

William Anthony Simpson, 46, was charged with four counts of failing to register and violation of Brevard County code prohibiting sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a park. He’s being held at the Brevard County Jail in Sharpes on a $60,000 bond.

Officer Dan Fisher found Simpson at his home at 2138 Monroe St. NE, Apt. B on Saturday, police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said. Three weeks earlier, while making routine sex offender address checks, Fisher had put Simpson on notice that he was in violation of the county ordinance because he lives across from Driskell Park, she said.

Fisher also reminded Simpson he had to register his address with local police twice a year. Further investigation found that Simpson hadn’t registered since December 2005, Martinez said.

Simpson told Fisher that he was moving because of a bond condition resulting from a domestic violence arrest on Christmas, she said.

Simpson was convicted in 1999 of attempted sexual battery and false imprisonment. He was sentenced to six years in prison, but released in July 2003.

Simpson was designated a registered sexual offender requiring him to provide an accurate residential address to local authorities in addition to abiding by local ordinances designating specific locations where he cannot reside.

Published in: on December 31, 2007 at 9:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

William Osborne – Repeat Sex Offender


ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A convicted sex offender who has challenged the DNA evidence to prosecute him in a 1993 case is again in serious trouble with the law.

William Osborne has served time for raping, beating and shooting a woman and leaving her for dead.

Police said he was one of four men involved in a violent home invasion, Friday night. If proven guilty of the accusations, they could be sent away to jail for life.

Twenty-six year-old Dylan Wright, 24 year-old Kristopher Schell and 35 year-old William Osborne are accused barging into an apartment near 53rd and Arctic Boulevard with their faces hidden behind masks and armed with guns.

Police said they used duct tape to bind the arms and legs of the people inside – two men and two women.

And that they beat the men and threatened the women, demanding money and valuables throughout the attack.

For prosecutors, it was enough to charge the trio with 18 felonies, including kidnapping, robbery, assault, weapons misconduct, and theft.

But for Osborne, it’s not the first time he’s been accused of frightening violence.

In 1993, Osborne and another man were accused and later convicted of brutally raping and beating a prostitute, leaving her for dead, and trying to hide the crime.

Channel 2 was unable to determine exactly when Osborne, a now convicted sex offender and sentenced to 26 years in that case, was released from jail.

Osborne has fought for years to overturn that conviction by challenging the DNA evidence against him.

Police said this latest case may be drug related. Osborne, Schell and wright will have to come up with $200,000 each for bail.

Police say a fourth suspect who managed to get away remains at large.

Since he was wearing a mask police say they don’t have a good description, only that he is white and is 25-35.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 786-8900, or CrimeStoppers at 561-STOP

Published in: on December 31, 2007 at 9:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

William Osborne – Repeat Sex Offender


ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A convicted sex offender who has challenged the DNA evidence to prosecute him in a 1993 case is again in serious trouble with the law.

William Osborne has served time for raping, beating and shooting a woman and leaving her for dead.

Police said he was one of four men involved in a violent home invasion, Friday night. If proven guilty of the accusations, they could be sent away to jail for life.

Twenty-six year-old Dylan Wright, 24 year-old Kristopher Schell and 35 year-old William Osborne are accused barging into an apartment near 53rd and Arctic Boulevard with their faces hidden behind masks and armed with guns.

Police said they used duct tape to bind the arms and legs of the people inside – two men and two women.

And that they beat the men and threatened the women, demanding money and valuables throughout the attack.

For prosecutors, it was enough to charge the trio with 18 felonies, including kidnapping, robbery, assault, weapons misconduct, and theft.

But for Osborne, it’s not the first time he’s been accused of frightening violence.

In 1993, Osborne and another man were accused and later convicted of brutally raping and beating a prostitute, leaving her for dead, and trying to hide the crime.

Channel 2 was unable to determine exactly when Osborne, a now convicted sex offender and sentenced to 26 years in that case, was released from jail.

Osborne has fought for years to overturn that conviction by challenging the DNA evidence against him.

Police said this latest case may be drug related. Osborne, Schell and wright will have to come up with $200,000 each for bail.

Police say a fourth suspect who managed to get away remains at large.

Since he was wearing a mask police say they don’t have a good description, only that he is white and is 25-35.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 786-8900, or CrimeStoppers at 561-STOP

Published in: on December 31, 2007 at 9:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

Walter Hayes – Child Pornography

A 43-year-old New Castle area man wanted by Maryland authorities for possessing child pornography was arrested early today at his Delaware home by New Castle County police.

Walter Hayes, of the first block of Melanie Drive in the Melanie Woods community, was committed to the Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $20,000 on fugitive charges.

County police spokesman Cpl. Trinidad Navarro said Hayes was wanted by Harford County authorities on the child pornography offense.

Harford County Sheriff’s Office officials requested that New Castle County police pick him up in Delaware.

Navarro said when officers went to Hayes’ home at about 2:04 a.m. today, they were greeted at the door by Hayes, who was promptly taken into custody.

He is awaiting extradition to Maryland to face charges there.

Published in: on December 31, 2007 at 9:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

Ouk Ratha – Buddhist monk arrested for molesting child tourist

A teenaged Cambodian Buddhist monk was jailed after being accused of molesting an 8-year-old French girl at the Angkor Wat temple complex, police said Monday. Sun Bunthong, chief of the anti-trafficking police in the northern province of Siem Reap, said Ouk Ratha, 17, had confessed to indecently assaulting the child after her parents lodged a complaint.

“He led the girl away and the parents thought nothing of it because he was dressed in a monk’s saffron robes at a sacred place,” Bunthong said by telephone. “Even when he brought the girl back, they asked him to take pictures because they thought he had been kind.”

“It was only when the girl cried that they started to ask what was wrong,” he said.

The incident happened Friday and the monk was defrocked, arrested and jailed Saturday, he said.

“The girl’s parents want him educated so he will not hurt other children,” Bunthong said. “Under the law, if he did this, he must go to jail.”

Angkor Wat, about 400 kilometres north of Phnom Penh, is Cambodia’s most sacred site and hosts more than a million foreign visitors a year.

In Cambodia’s highly subjective court system, Ratha could face five to 20 years in prison if convicted, depending on how seriously the judge determines he has affected the nation’s honour as well as the crime against the victim, police said.

Published in: on December 31, 2007 at 8:52 pm  Leave a Comment  

Lamar Wayne Bolton – Registered Sex Offender

Buffalo, N.Y. — A U.S. citizen wanted in California on sex-offense charges against a child was arrested this weekend at the Canadian border.

Lamar Wayne Bolton was returned to the United States, Canadian officials said in notifying U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge border crossing on Saturday.

The 38-year-old from San Bernardino, Calif., had applied for entry into Canada on the same day and was being refused admission because of prior criminal convictions in the United States.

A California warrant charges that Mr. Bolton failed to register as a sex offender.

Published in: on December 31, 2007 at 9:23 am  Leave a Comment