U.S. Marshals Search For Alleged Sexual Predator


U.S. marshals are on the lookout for Wayne Walker.

Investigators believe he is hiding somewhere in New Hampshire or Massachusetts.

Walker is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl several times in Kingston, police said.

He was reportedly friends of the victim’s family.He is charged with one count of felonious sexual assault. Police said they expect more charges could be filed as the case develops.

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U.S. Marshals Search For Alleged Sexual Predator


U.S. marshals are on the lookout for Wayne Walker.

Investigators believe he is hiding somewhere in New Hampshire or Massachusetts.

Walker is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl several times in Kingston, police said.

He was reportedly friends of the victim’s family.He is charged with one count of felonious sexual assault. Police said they expect more charges could be filed as the case develops.

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Past behavior and his lengthy criminal history

After being arrested straight off the streets, a convicted sex offender with a history of violent crimes was in district court on Thursday to answer to two counts of failing to register as a sex offender.

Martin Isaac Holmes, 28, of no fixed address, appeared in court on felony charges that stem from a 2005 conviction for felonious sexual assault to a minor.

According to Police Capt. Janet Champlin, after being released from Strafford County Jail following the conviction, he listed his residence as the Cross Roads House homeless shelter.

Upon his release, Holmes was then required to register as a sex offender. He did not register as required by law, and a warrant was issued by the police for his arrest in October.

A press release was then issued asking for the public’s assistance in locating Holmes. His exact whereabouts were not known until yesterday.

“We’re very proactive with making sure the sex offenders in the city who are supposed to register comply,” said Champlin.

Champlin added that detectives continually do random compliance checks with offenders to make sure that they are living at the address that they originally stated.

In this case, Champlin said that after looking into his whereabouts and checking with state police and Rochester police, where he was formerly known to reside, the United States Marshals were notified that he may have fled the state.

She also said police believe that he never lived at the 600 Lafayette Road address, and that he failed to register in any city that he may have been living in.

On Wednesday, Champlin said that after receiving a tip as to his whereabouts, at around 5 p.m., police officers were then able to apprehend him on Islington Street.

“We believe he’s a flight risk based on his past behavior and his lengthy criminal history, which include violent crimes,” said Champlin.


At his arraignment, Judge Sawako Gardner set cash bail in the amount of $10,000, in addition to $10,000 personal recognizance. Bail orders included $5,000 for each felony count. He was also ordered to have no contact with minors and to comply with sex offender registration. A probable cause hearing has been set for Dec. 18.

Anyone with any further information about this or any other sex offender related crime is asked to call Detective Kristyn Bernier at 436-2511, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 431-1199 or 1-207-439-1199, or their website, www.seacoastcrimestoppers.org.

Published in: on December 8, 2007 at 5:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

Child-sex offender gets 25 to life

A Wilton man who pleaded guilty yesterday in Hillsborough County Superior Court to charges that he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl in January was sentenced to serve 25 years to life in prison.

Patrick Collins, 26, was charged with three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and two counts of felonious sexual assault for an incident reported to Manchester police on New Year’s Day.

About 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, the mother of a 10-year-old girl reported that she found Collins in her daughter’s bed. Initially, Collins told police he had been giving the girl a massage, but later admitted to sexually assaulting her.

Judge James Barry yesterday sentenced Collins under the new enhanced sentencing law for first-time sexual offenders who commit crimes against victims age 13 or younger, which went into effect on the same day Collins was arrested.

As part of his sentence, Collins must complete a sexual offender program while incarcerated, and can then petition for early release after serving 20 years of his sentence.

Once released from prison, Collins would be ordered to have no contact with the victim or any child under age 16 and would be on probation for the rest of his life.

Published in: on December 8, 2007 at 5:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

State Hospital doctor admits to child porn

A North Dakota State Hospital psychologist who examined sex offenders over the past decade to determine their potential danger to the public has resigned after admitting to subscribing to child pornography Web sites.

Joseph Belanger detailed what he calls his “compulsive viewing of pornography” in a late November letter to the State Board of Psychologist Examiners. The 60-year-old Belanger also wrote that he suffered “horrific abuse” as a child and has been suicidal at times.

Belanger’s attorney, Steven Light, declined comment other than to say that Belanger has not been criminally charged.

Alex Schweitzer, superintendent of the State Hospital in Jamestown, says Belanger’s resignation was accepted November 8th.

Belanger still has a license to practice in North Dakota. The lawyer for the State Board of Psychologist Examiners says the group will discuss the matter at its next meeting.

Published in: on December 8, 2007 at 3:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

ARMY MAJOR JAILED OVER CHILD PORN

A decorated Army hero who had 4,658 child porn images on his laptop has been jailed for 18 months.


Major Nicholas Charles McKeown MBE, who was in the Army Air Corps, said he was simply exploring his sexual curiosity and fetish for girls in uniform.

But the helicopter pilot and trainer, who was based at RAF Waddington, had downloaded explicit pictures of babies.


Major McKeown (48), who had led the Blue Eagles helicopter display team, served in Northern Ireland and Bosnia.

He once ran across a minefield to try and save three servicemen in a crashed and burning Lynx helicopter, the court was told.

Yesterday he admitted 14 charges of possessing and making indecent photographs of children.

These ranged from babies to girls aged up to 10 and children in their early teens, prosecutor Phil Howes said.


McKeown, based at the station’s Air Warfare Command, kept the computer at his home in Chichester Road, Bracebridge Heath.

Lincolnshire Police searched the house on advice from German police, finding child abuse images alongside McKeown’s adult porn, he said.

Michael Fowler, in mitigation, said child pornography was not alone in McKeown’s collection.

“He puts the volume of his adult pornography at gigabytes, which puts into context the number of images in this case,” he said.

Judge Michael Heath said: “You have explained what you did by saying you were exploring your sexuality.

“In doing that, you downloaded images of young children and those young children were grossly abused.”

Published in: on December 8, 2007 at 3:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

ARMY MAJOR JAILED OVER CHILD PORN

A decorated Army hero who had 4,658 child porn images on his laptop has been jailed for 18 months.


Major Nicholas Charles McKeown MBE, who was in the Army Air Corps, said he was simply exploring his sexual curiosity and fetish for girls in uniform.

But the helicopter pilot and trainer, who was based at RAF Waddington, had downloaded explicit pictures of babies.


Major McKeown (48), who had led the Blue Eagles helicopter display team, served in Northern Ireland and Bosnia.

He once ran across a minefield to try and save three servicemen in a crashed and burning Lynx helicopter, the court was told.

Yesterday he admitted 14 charges of possessing and making indecent photographs of children.

These ranged from babies to girls aged up to 10 and children in their early teens, prosecutor Phil Howes said.


McKeown, based at the station’s Air Warfare Command, kept the computer at his home in Chichester Road, Bracebridge Heath.

Lincolnshire Police searched the house on advice from German police, finding child abuse images alongside McKeown’s adult porn, he said.

Michael Fowler, in mitigation, said child pornography was not alone in McKeown’s collection.

“He puts the volume of his adult pornography at gigabytes, which puts into context the number of images in this case,” he said.

Judge Michael Heath said: “You have explained what you did by saying you were exploring your sexuality.

“In doing that, you downloaded images of young children and those young children were grossly abused.”

Published in: on December 8, 2007 at 3:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

ARMY MAJOR JAILED OVER CHILD PORN

A decorated Army hero who had 4,658 child porn images on his laptop has been jailed for 18 months.


Major Nicholas Charles McKeown MBE, who was in the Army Air Corps, said he was simply exploring his sexual curiosity and fetish for girls in uniform.

But the helicopter pilot and trainer, who was based at RAF Waddington, had downloaded explicit pictures of babies.


Major McKeown (48), who had led the Blue Eagles helicopter display team, served in Northern Ireland and Bosnia.

He once ran across a minefield to try and save three servicemen in a crashed and burning Lynx helicopter, the court was told.

Yesterday he admitted 14 charges of possessing and making indecent photographs of children.

These ranged from babies to girls aged up to 10 and children in their early teens, prosecutor Phil Howes said.


McKeown, based at the station’s Air Warfare Command, kept the computer at his home in Chichester Road, Bracebridge Heath.

Lincolnshire Police searched the house on advice from German police, finding child abuse images alongside McKeown’s adult porn, he said.

Michael Fowler, in mitigation, said child pornography was not alone in McKeown’s collection.

“He puts the volume of his adult pornography at gigabytes, which puts into context the number of images in this case,” he said.

Judge Michael Heath said: “You have explained what you did by saying you were exploring your sexuality.

“In doing that, you downloaded images of young children and those young children were grossly abused.”

Published in: on December 8, 2007 at 3:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

Lima man to face trial on child porn charges

A 29-year-old Town of Lima man has been bound over for trial on child pornography charges that carry penalties of up to 300 years in prison, according to online court records.

Christopher A. Jolitz, of N2954 Sunset Drive, sold a laptop to a friend in late October without deleting numerous images of child pornography, according to a criminal complaint. He then deleted the yet-undiscovered images when he went to the friend’s house several days later, but did not empty the computer’s recycle bin, where deleted files are stored until it is emptied, the complaint said.

Wednesday, Judge James Bolgert ruled there is probable cause to believe Jolitz committed the crime and scheduled him to return to court Dec. 19 for arraignment. He remains in jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.

Jolitz was arrested Nov. 21 after a two-week investigation that began when the friend found the images in the recycle bin and reported them to police, Sheboygan police said.

Jolitz is charged with 20 counts of child pornography, each of which carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison if convicted. State statute mandates child pornography offenders be sentenced to at least three years in prison, unless the judge rules there are unusual circumstances.

Published in: on December 8, 2007 at 3:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

Man faces child porn charges

A former Austin man faces charges related to circulating and possessing child pornography.

Michael Joseph Anderson, 20, who was living in Fair Hope, Ala., has been charged in Mower District Court with single felony counts of dissemination of pornographic work involving minors and possession of pornographic work involving minors.

The criminal complaint alleges Anderson disseminated and possessed the child porn between Nov. 11, 2005 and Nov. 6, 2006, in Austin.

On Thursday, Anderson appeared for a bail hearing in Freeborn District Court because Mower County’s judges are out of town at a conference. Judge James Broberg set bail at $20,000 without conditions or $5,000 with conditions, including that Anderson have no contact with the alleged victims, witnesses or anyone under 18 and have no Internet access, documents show.

According to the criminal complaint, the St. Paul police’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force got a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The national organization had received a tip from an employee at Photobucket.com related to one of its subscribers’ accounts. Photobucket.com is a Web site that hosts sharing of video and photos.

An investigation traced the subscriber’s Internet provider address to an account Anderson used in Austin, the complaint says. The account allegedly had about 100 images of child pornography.

St. Paul authorities contacted Austin police on Oct. 3, 2006, about the matter. An Austin detective then found that the Photobucket.com account was last accessed in June 2006 from a different Internet-provider account.

On Nov. 6, 2006, authorities conducted a search warrant at an Austin home, seizing a computer, floppy disks and CD-ROMs. Out of the 82 items seized from the home’s computer desk, 11 contained child pornography, the complaint says.

Authorities located 45 video images and 694 photograph images designated as child pornography, according to the complaint. The home’s owners told police they believed Anderson, who had moved three months earlier to Texas, was the primary suspect.

A subsequent investigation by Austin detective Mark Haider linked Anderson’s e-mail accounts and user information to the possession and dissemination of the child pornography, the complaint says. He also learned Anderson was living in Alabama.

Published in: on December 8, 2007 at 3:33 pm  Leave a Comment