Police seek eight sex offenders who allegedly failed to register

State corrections officers are looking for eight sex offenders who, in most cases, allegedly have failed to register and tell officials where they are living, as required by state law.


Troy Alexander Hanna, 22, also has used the name Curtis A. Strickland. He is white, 6 feet 1 inch tall and 164 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

He is a Level 2 sex offender, defined as moderately dangerous, and is wanted on suspicion of first-degree incest and failing to register.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Lisa Curtis at 360-571-4327.

Justin Brian McKinney is 25 and wanted on three counts of allegedly failing to register.

He’s black, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 168 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

He is a Level 1 sex offender, the least dangerous.

Call Officer Jayne Keplin, 360-571-4328.


Jeremiah Isaiah Gibson, 24, is a Level 2 sex offender being sought on suspicion of third-degree rape. He’s white, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. His eyes and hair are brown.

Call Officer Charles Dorendorf, 360-571-4317.

Michael Ernesto Banks, 25, a Level 1 sex offender, is being sought for allegedly violating a court domestic-violence protection order.

He’s white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 220 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Call Officer Shelley Smith, 360-571-4313.

Alicia Frances Dionio, 24, is being sought for allegedly failing to register.

She’s white, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 175 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes – and is a Level 1 sex offender. Call Officer Smith, 360-571-4313.


William Ray Ellis, 29, is a Level 2 sex offender sought for allegedly failing to register.

He’s white, 5 feet 2 inches tall and 125 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.

Call Officer Gelinda Amell, 360-571-4337.




Holly Marie Matheney, 22, also has used the last name Darga and is wanted on suspicion of third-degree assault of a child with sexual motivation. She is a Level 1 sex offender.

She is white, 5 feet 1 inch tall and 145 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Call Officer Amell, 360-571-4337.

Jeffrey Michael McDermott, 37, is a Level 2 sex offender wanted for allegedly failing to register.

He’s white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 174 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Call Officer Amell, 360-571-4337

Published in: on December 26, 2007 at 7:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

Police seek eight sex offenders who allegedly failed to register

State corrections officers are looking for eight sex offenders who, in most cases, allegedly have failed to register and tell officials where they are living, as required by state law.


Troy Alexander Hanna, 22, also has used the name Curtis A. Strickland. He is white, 6 feet 1 inch tall and 164 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

He is a Level 2 sex offender, defined as moderately dangerous, and is wanted on suspicion of first-degree incest and failing to register.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Lisa Curtis at 360-571-4327.

Justin Brian McKinney is 25 and wanted on three counts of allegedly failing to register.

He’s black, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 168 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

He is a Level 1 sex offender, the least dangerous.

Call Officer Jayne Keplin, 360-571-4328.


Jeremiah Isaiah Gibson, 24, is a Level 2 sex offender being sought on suspicion of third-degree rape. He’s white, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. His eyes and hair are brown.

Call Officer Charles Dorendorf, 360-571-4317.

Michael Ernesto Banks, 25, a Level 1 sex offender, is being sought for allegedly violating a court domestic-violence protection order.

He’s white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 220 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Call Officer Shelley Smith, 360-571-4313.

Alicia Frances Dionio, 24, is being sought for allegedly failing to register.

She’s white, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 175 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes – and is a Level 1 sex offender. Call Officer Smith, 360-571-4313.


William Ray Ellis, 29, is a Level 2 sex offender sought for allegedly failing to register.

He’s white, 5 feet 2 inches tall and 125 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.

Call Officer Gelinda Amell, 360-571-4337.




Holly Marie Matheney, 22, also has used the last name Darga and is wanted on suspicion of third-degree assault of a child with sexual motivation. She is a Level 1 sex offender.

She is white, 5 feet 1 inch tall and 145 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Call Officer Amell, 360-571-4337.

Jeffrey Michael McDermott, 37, is a Level 2 sex offender wanted for allegedly failing to register.

He’s white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 174 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Call Officer Amell, 360-571-4337

Published in: on December 26, 2007 at 7:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

John Paul Nichols – Charged child molestation and child porn


An airman stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base has been arrested on charges he was sexually involved with an 8-year-old girl and also had child pornography on his home computer.

John Paul Nichols, 30, of Haughton, was booked on the sex charge as well as a charge of pornography involving juveniles.

Bossier Parish sheriff’s detectives would not provide details about what they found in a search of Nichols’ house, saying their investigation is continuing.

Deputies said the investigation began after they were contacted by child protective services.

Nichols is assigned to the 2nd Munitions Squadron at Barksdale, Sheriff Larry Deen said.

Published in: on December 26, 2007 at 7:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

John Paul Nichols – Charged child molestation and child porn


An airman stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base has been arrested on charges he was sexually involved with an 8-year-old girl and also had child pornography on his home computer.

John Paul Nichols, 30, of Haughton, was booked on the sex charge as well as a charge of pornography involving juveniles.

Bossier Parish sheriff’s detectives would not provide details about what they found in a search of Nichols’ house, saying their investigation is continuing.

Deputies said the investigation began after they were contacted by child protective services.

Nichols is assigned to the 2nd Munitions Squadron at Barksdale, Sheriff Larry Deen said.

Published in: on December 26, 2007 at 7:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

John Paul Nichols – Charged child molestation and child porn


An airman stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base has been arrested on charges he was sexually involved with an 8-year-old girl and also had child pornography on his home computer.

John Paul Nichols, 30, of Haughton, was booked on the sex charge as well as a charge of pornography involving juveniles.

Bossier Parish sheriff’s detectives would not provide details about what they found in a search of Nichols’ house, saying their investigation is continuing.

Deputies said the investigation began after they were contacted by child protective services.

Nichols is assigned to the 2nd Munitions Squadron at Barksdale, Sheriff Larry Deen said.

Published in: on December 26, 2007 at 7:19 pm  Comments (3)  

Mateo Lorenzo Gaspar – Charged with Child Molestation

A 19-year-old Boynton Beach man accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail today, police and jail records show.

The girl’s mother told authorities that on Chirstmas Day she saw her daughter on the couch with Mateo Lorenzo Gaspar standing over her with his pants down to his ankles, according to a Boynton Beach police report.

The girl, whose name and age were not released, told authorities that Gaspar had sex with her, according to the report.

Gaspar denied having sex with the girl but, according to the report, admitted kissing and touching her before her mother walked downstairs.

Officers charged Gaspar with lewd and lascivious molestation.

Published in: on December 26, 2007 at 5:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sex felons register in Pierce County

The following convicted sex offenders recently registered to live in Pierce County.

All are categorized as Level 3 sex offenders, those considered most likely to commit similar crimes. None is wanted by law enforcement officers at this time.


Oliver J. Guyton

Age: 28.

Description: 5 feet 4 inches tall, 140 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Where registered to live: Transient in Pierce County.

Criminal history: Convicted in 1996 of first-degree child molestation in Pierce County and in 1999 of three counts of third-degree child molestation in the county. He was convicted in 2006 of failing to register as a sex offender.

Sex offender treatment: Participated in sex offender treatment while in juvenile detention.

Other information: Under community supervision by the Corrections Department.


Robert T. Hamilton

Age: 41.

Description: 5 feet 10 inches tall, 210 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Where registered to live: 500 block of East 69th Street in Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted in 1993 of second-degree rape in Pierce County after he entered an apartment and sexually assaulted a woman he didn’t know while threatening her with a pair of scissors.

Sex offender treatment: Participated in the treatment program while incarcerated.


Alexander Page

Age: 44.

Description: 6 feet 1 inches tall, 320 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Where registered to live: 100 block of 177th Street East in Spanaway.

Criminal history: Convicted in 1995 in Pierce County of third-degree sexual motivation after he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl. He was convicted of indecent liberties in 1979.

Sex offender treatment: Completed the state Department of Corrections sex offender treatment program in 2001.

Other information: Is not under state supervision.


Mark D. Wilmer

Age: 25.

Description: 6 feet 1 inches tall, 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Where registered to live: 1200 block of South Eighth Street in Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted in 2003 of third-degree child rape in Snohomish County after he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl he knew. He also was convicted of indecent liberties with forcible compulsion in Pierce County.

Sex offender treatment: Did not participate in sex offender treatment while incarcerated.

Published in: on December 26, 2007 at 5:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sex felons register in Pierce County

The following convicted sex offenders recently registered to live in Pierce County.

All are categorized as Level 3 sex offenders, those considered most likely to commit similar crimes. None is wanted by law enforcement officers at this time.


Oliver J. Guyton

Age: 28.

Description: 5 feet 4 inches tall, 140 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Where registered to live: Transient in Pierce County.

Criminal history: Convicted in 1996 of first-degree child molestation in Pierce County and in 1999 of three counts of third-degree child molestation in the county. He was convicted in 2006 of failing to register as a sex offender.

Sex offender treatment: Participated in sex offender treatment while in juvenile detention.

Other information: Under community supervision by the Corrections Department.


Robert T. Hamilton

Age: 41.

Description: 5 feet 10 inches tall, 210 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Where registered to live: 500 block of East 69th Street in Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted in 1993 of second-degree rape in Pierce County after he entered an apartment and sexually assaulted a woman he didn’t know while threatening her with a pair of scissors.

Sex offender treatment: Participated in the treatment program while incarcerated.


Alexander Page

Age: 44.

Description: 6 feet 1 inches tall, 320 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Where registered to live: 100 block of 177th Street East in Spanaway.

Criminal history: Convicted in 1995 in Pierce County of third-degree sexual motivation after he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl. He was convicted of indecent liberties in 1979.

Sex offender treatment: Completed the state Department of Corrections sex offender treatment program in 2001.

Other information: Is not under state supervision.


Mark D. Wilmer

Age: 25.

Description: 6 feet 1 inches tall, 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Where registered to live: 1200 block of South Eighth Street in Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted in 2003 of third-degree child rape in Snohomish County after he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl he knew. He also was convicted of indecent liberties with forcible compulsion in Pierce County.

Sex offender treatment: Did not participate in sex offender treatment while incarcerated.

Published in: on December 26, 2007 at 5:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

Richard Croxton – Repeat Sex Offender


It took the justice system more than 10 years to put Richard Croxton in prison for sex crimes against children, but even after he finished his prison term, society still grappled with what to do with him.

At a trial last month, a jury concluded that Croxton, 62, met Missouri’s definition of a sexually violent predator. Circuit Judge Jon Cunningham then committed him to a state mental facility. He’ll stay there until he is deemed no longer to be a threat. He is one of about 20 sex offenders committed each year in the state.

Croxton had not completed a treatment program while he was imprisoned, and his case was reviewed by psychiatrists, prosecutors and other experts who asked the attorney general’s office to pursue commitment.

But Eric Selig, one of the attorneys who represented Croxton, said, “Individuals should get time for their crime on the front end. They shouldn’t, as they’re being released, have to get an additional sentence.”

Croxton’s family, who said during the trial that they would watch over him on their farm in Illinois if he were released, declined to comment.

The mother of one of Croxton’s victims, from St. Charles County, said Croxton needed to get help.

“Richard is an old man now, but that doesn’t mean that he can stop doing what he did,” she said. “It just means he has a few more years on him.”

YEARS OF VICTIMS

Croxton’s St. Charles County victim was not his first. In the trial last month, Assistant Attorney General David Hansen told the jury about Croxton’s past.

Croxton befriended children and their families in the Victoria, Texas, area in the early 1980s. After he was caught trying to develop pictures of young girls, authorities learned that he had fondled them.

He pleaded guilty to molestation charges in 1983 and got probation.

Croxton then went to Albuquerque, N.M., where he again was accused of fondling young girls but was not convicted. He made his way to St. Charles County, where the mother of his victim here said she and her family had known nothing of his past.

“We thought he was just a nice person,” she said.

So nice, in fact, that when she and her family moved out of an apartment and into a home in St. Peters, he asked to move in with them and they agreed.

On May 30 and 31, 1992, Croxton fondled their 8-year-old daughter. When she told her parents, they called police. The victim’s mother said she almost took matters into her own hands.

“I went out the front door with a knife in my hand,” she said. “It took four police officers to hold me back.”

Croxton pleaded guilty on Dec. 7, 1992. Part of his plea agreement was a sentence that would send him to Texas to serve 10 years in prison. The case garnered media attention when Circuit Judge David A. Dalton released Croxton and ordered him to go to Texas on his own.

Croxton detoured instead to his parents’ home in Illinois, but he eventually traveled to Texas. A judge there, though, refused to revoke his probation and ordered him back to Missouri.

He started serving a prison sentence in Missouri, but his new attorney got a judge to set aside the previous guilty plea and set the case for trial again.

Finally, on April 7, 1995, Croxton pleaded guilty to one count of sodomy and received a 10-year prison sentence. He served the sentence with some credit for time served during the previous legal wrangling.

The Legislature, meanwhile, passed a law in 1998 — while Croxton was in prison — that made it possible for the attorney general’s office to pursue civil commitments for sex offenders.

MENTAL ABNORMALITY

In order to have them committed under the law’s current form, the state has to prove that the offender is a sexually violent predator.

The statute’s definition requires a judge or jury to find that the offender has a mental abnormality that makes it more likely than not that he or she will commit another sex offense.

Croxton was placed in the custody of the Department of Mental Health in November 2003 after a probable cause hearing. His civil commitment case was postponed several times until it finally came to trial in November.

At the trial, much of the testimony came from two psychologists who disagreed on the likelihood that Croxton would commit another offense if released.

Ultimately, the jury sided with the state. Two weeks ago, Cunningham denied Selig’s request for a new trial. Selig said he didn’t know whether Croxton would appeal.

Since the sexually violent predator law took effect on Jan. 1, 1999, the state has had 205 people referred to the attorney general’s office. Not all make it to trial.

Bob Bax, a spokesman for the Department of Mental Health, said 144 people were currently in the program. No one has been released for completing treatment, he said. Several have had their commitments overturned by the courts, he said.

One was a woman who was released because the courts found there wasn’t enough study of female offenders’ recidivism rates.

The attorney general’s office said 48 cases are pending.

Croxton’s St. Charles County victim, now 24, is married with a child of her own. She is moving on with her life. But no one in her family approaches life the same way, even though 15 years have washed away some of the hurt.

Despite never wanting to see Croxton or have him around her family again, the victim’s mother summarized his situation this way:

“Maybe they will find help for Richard, maybe they won’t. You hope they do, though. That’s all you can say.”

Richard Croxton – Repeat Sex Offender


It took the justice system more than 10 years to put Richard Croxton in prison for sex crimes against children, but even after he finished his prison term, society still grappled with what to do with him.

At a trial last month, a jury concluded that Croxton, 62, met Missouri’s definition of a sexually violent predator. Circuit Judge Jon Cunningham then committed him to a state mental facility. He’ll stay there until he is deemed no longer to be a threat. He is one of about 20 sex offenders committed each year in the state.

Croxton had not completed a treatment program while he was imprisoned, and his case was reviewed by psychiatrists, prosecutors and other experts who asked the attorney general’s office to pursue commitment.

But Eric Selig, one of the attorneys who represented Croxton, said, “Individuals should get time for their crime on the front end. They shouldn’t, as they’re being released, have to get an additional sentence.”

Croxton’s family, who said during the trial that they would watch over him on their farm in Illinois if he were released, declined to comment.

The mother of one of Croxton’s victims, from St. Charles County, said Croxton needed to get help.

“Richard is an old man now, but that doesn’t mean that he can stop doing what he did,” she said. “It just means he has a few more years on him.”

YEARS OF VICTIMS

Croxton’s St. Charles County victim was not his first. In the trial last month, Assistant Attorney General David Hansen told the jury about Croxton’s past.

Croxton befriended children and their families in the Victoria, Texas, area in the early 1980s. After he was caught trying to develop pictures of young girls, authorities learned that he had fondled them.

He pleaded guilty to molestation charges in 1983 and got probation.

Croxton then went to Albuquerque, N.M., where he again was accused of fondling young girls but was not convicted. He made his way to St. Charles County, where the mother of his victim here said she and her family had known nothing of his past.

“We thought he was just a nice person,” she said.

So nice, in fact, that when she and her family moved out of an apartment and into a home in St. Peters, he asked to move in with them and they agreed.

On May 30 and 31, 1992, Croxton fondled their 8-year-old daughter. When she told her parents, they called police. The victim’s mother said she almost took matters into her own hands.

“I went out the front door with a knife in my hand,” she said. “It took four police officers to hold me back.”

Croxton pleaded guilty on Dec. 7, 1992. Part of his plea agreement was a sentence that would send him to Texas to serve 10 years in prison. The case garnered media attention when Circuit Judge David A. Dalton released Croxton and ordered him to go to Texas on his own.

Croxton detoured instead to his parents’ home in Illinois, but he eventually traveled to Texas. A judge there, though, refused to revoke his probation and ordered him back to Missouri.

He started serving a prison sentence in Missouri, but his new attorney got a judge to set aside the previous guilty plea and set the case for trial again.

Finally, on April 7, 1995, Croxton pleaded guilty to one count of sodomy and received a 10-year prison sentence. He served the sentence with some credit for time served during the previous legal wrangling.

The Legislature, meanwhile, passed a law in 1998 — while Croxton was in prison — that made it possible for the attorney general’s office to pursue civil commitments for sex offenders.

MENTAL ABNORMALITY

In order to have them committed under the law’s current form, the state has to prove that the offender is a sexually violent predator.

The statute’s definition requires a judge or jury to find that the offender has a mental abnormality that makes it more likely than not that he or she will commit another sex offense.

Croxton was placed in the custody of the Department of Mental Health in November 2003 after a probable cause hearing. His civil commitment case was postponed several times until it finally came to trial in November.

At the trial, much of the testimony came from two psychologists who disagreed on the likelihood that Croxton would commit another offense if released.

Ultimately, the jury sided with the state. Two weeks ago, Cunningham denied Selig’s request for a new trial. Selig said he didn’t know whether Croxton would appeal.

Since the sexually violent predator law took effect on Jan. 1, 1999, the state has had 205 people referred to the attorney general’s office. Not all make it to trial.

Bob Bax, a spokesman for the Department of Mental Health, said 144 people were currently in the program. No one has been released for completing treatment, he said. Several have had their commitments overturned by the courts, he said.

One was a woman who was released because the courts found there wasn’t enough study of female offenders’ recidivism rates.

The attorney general’s office said 48 cases are pending.

Croxton’s St. Charles County victim, now 24, is married with a child of her own. She is moving on with her life. But no one in her family approaches life the same way, even though 15 years have washed away some of the hurt.

Despite never wanting to see Croxton or have him around her family again, the victim’s mother summarized his situation this way:

“Maybe they will find help for Richard, maybe they won’t. You hope they do, though. That’s all you can say.”