Kenneth Douglas Baker- over 1000 Child Pornography images

A Lubbock man who had more than 1,000 images of child pornography will spend the next two decades in prison.

Kenneth Douglas Baker Junior was sentenced to 20 years and a $100 fine for interstate receipt of child pornography. Baker pleaded guilty to the charge in October.

In addition to the pictures, authorities also found over 45 pornographic videos in Baker’s possession.

Published in: on December 28, 2007 at 5:41 pm  Comments (2)  

Steven A. Hoover – charged – Child Porn

A Columbia man has been arrested and charged with five counts of possession of child pornography.

Hoover

Steven A. Hoover, 43, was arrested yesterday after a three-month investigation by the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force. The investigation originated with a complaint from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which claimed a person from Mid-Missouri had uploaded a sexually explicit photograph of a child onto the Internet.

According to a statement released by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force was able to trace the photograph to the suspect’s residence. After a court-ordered search of Hoover’s home on Oct. 30, investigators seized two computers with child pornography images.

Hoover was arrested at his home yesterday and is being held at the Boone County Jail on $22,500 bond.

Published in: on December 28, 2007 at 5:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

Karl Volosin – predatory sex offender – habitual criminal


A man that police have been looking for for several weeks was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the Green District, after he was found living under a tarp along the South Umpqua River.

Sheriff’s Deputies say children playing in the area along River Place in Green noticed the man living under the tarp.

Deputies say they identified the man as 27-year-old Karl Volosin, who jumped in the water and swam downstream. After about a 45 minute chase, Volosin was taken into custody.

Police say Volosin is a predatory sex offender, who was wanted on several local warrants stemming from an incident in July of this year, when he allegedly assaulted a man and led deputies on a vehicle pursuit.

With the help of Sheriff’s officers, Roseburg Police, Winston Police and several citizens, Volosin was found hiding under a porch on Adams Loop.

He was charged with Criminal Trespass II, Assault II, Criminal Mischief I, Attempting to Elude, Reckless Driving and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Bail is set at $300,000.

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Karl Volosin – predatory sex offender – habitual criminal


A man that police have been looking for for several weeks was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the Green District, after he was found living under a tarp along the South Umpqua River.

Sheriff’s Deputies say children playing in the area along River Place in Green noticed the man living under the tarp.

Deputies say they identified the man as 27-year-old Karl Volosin, who jumped in the water and swam downstream. After about a 45 minute chase, Volosin was taken into custody.

Police say Volosin is a predatory sex offender, who was wanted on several local warrants stemming from an incident in July of this year, when he allegedly assaulted a man and led deputies on a vehicle pursuit.

With the help of Sheriff’s officers, Roseburg Police, Winston Police and several citizens, Volosin was found hiding under a porch on Adams Loop.

He was charged with Criminal Trespass II, Assault II, Criminal Mischief I, Attempting to Elude, Reckless Driving and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Bail is set at $300,000.

Published in: on December 28, 2007 at 5:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

Maryland looking for sex offenders


County police need the public’s help in locating five convicted sex offenders wanted for various registration violations.

Three of the men are wanted for failing to comply with registry requirements. They are: Jeffrey Anthony Feagins, 41, last known address 247 Candlelight Lane, Glen Burnie. John Herbert Bodley, 51, last known address 810 Brook Court, Apt. A, Annapolis.

Clifton Darnell Thompson, 43, last known address 3714 Claymont St., Laurel. Two others are wanted on outstanding warrants for never registering with Anne Arundel. They are: James Roman Butler, 41, last known address 700 N. Avondale Road, Dundalk.

Louis Elmer Torreyson, 28, last known address 133 S. Market St., Apt. 1, Frederick.

The five men are all wanted since at least late October, said Cpl. Mark Shawkey, a county police spokesman.

Anyone with information is asked to call the county Police Department’s Sex Offender Registry Squad at 410-222-3457 or after hours at 410-222-8610.

Published in: on December 28, 2007 at 3:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

Maryland looking for sex offenders


County police need the public’s help in locating five convicted sex offenders wanted for various registration violations.

Three of the men are wanted for failing to comply with registry requirements. They are: Jeffrey Anthony Feagins, 41, last known address 247 Candlelight Lane, Glen Burnie. John Herbert Bodley, 51, last known address 810 Brook Court, Apt. A, Annapolis.

Clifton Darnell Thompson, 43, last known address 3714 Claymont St., Laurel. Two others are wanted on outstanding warrants for never registering with Anne Arundel. They are: James Roman Butler, 41, last known address 700 N. Avondale Road, Dundalk.

Louis Elmer Torreyson, 28, last known address 133 S. Market St., Apt. 1, Frederick.

The five men are all wanted since at least late October, said Cpl. Mark Shawkey, a county police spokesman.

Anyone with information is asked to call the county Police Department’s Sex Offender Registry Squad at 410-222-3457 or after hours at 410-222-8610.

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Florida – Sexual Predator Driver’s Licenses

Since summer, Florida law requires convicted sexual predators and offenders to have a code on their driver’s license that identifies them. Florida is the only state with this requirement. The sheriff who pushed for the law hopes other states follow Florida’s lead.

You have to look closely to see whether a person is a sexual predator or offender by their driver’s license. The identifier is a small number in the lower right hand corner.


Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs came up with the idea. It became law in July. He believes it helps officers quickly identify if someone could cause trouble, when computer systems go down, like during a hurricane inside a shelter.

“I think the public needs to be made aware if it, at any costs. That’s a lifestyle that individual chooses. And I personally have no tolerance or patience for an individual that would do anything to a child.”


Sexual predators and offenders already have to register with the state. They also have limits on where they can live. Some parents like Jason Knowles wonder if the law goes too far.

“I don’t know if that’s the best way to identify who sex offenders are, by putting a marking on their driver’s license. But I think it is important to identify who the sex predators or potential child molesters are.”

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles says there are no known issues with the requirement.

Because kids often can’t protect themselves, the sheriff behind the law hopes other states adopt similar measures.


A sexual predator or offender who fails to register with DHSMV could face up to five years in prison.

Published in: on December 28, 2007 at 3:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

Convicted MySpace Pedophile Faces 46 Years In Custody

Uckele, 24, Found Guilty On Ten Felony Counts

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A former West Valley College student is facing a possible 46 years in prison after being convicted Thursday of having sex with a 12-year-old girl he met on MySpace.

Saratoga resident Anthony Uckele, 24, was convicted of 10 felony counts Thursday. The same jury earlier this month convicted him of 10 additional felonies in connection with the same girl. However, jurors hung on 16 additional counts, and Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Paul Bernal declared a mistrial on those counts Thursday, according to Deputy District Attorney Jim Shore.

“There was one juror who had a difference of opinion about the number of times,” Uckele and the girl had sexual contact, Shore said.

Prosecutors will decide by Jan. 9 whether or not to retry Uckele on the 16 counts. His sentencing for the 20 counts of which he was convicted is scheduled for Feb. 29, according to Shore.

“We will be asking for prison time,” Shore said.

According to trial testimony, Uckele and the girl, now 14, had a sexual relationship between October 2005 and April 2006 after meeting on MySpace. Both lied about their ages on their MySpace profiles with the girl claiming to be older and Uckele claiming to be younger. The girl is not being identified because of her age.

Published in: on December 28, 2007 at 11:48 am  Leave a Comment  

Sentence for abuse is a disgrace

Ontario Justice John McGarry does not seem to have grasped the enormity of the crime committed by the St. Thomas father who sexually assaulted his 4-year-old daughter live on the Internet.

The father, who is not named to protect the identity of his child, pleaded guilty in October to seven criminal charges, including sexual assault and making, possessing and distributing child pornography.

Last week, McGarry sentenced the 39-year-old man to four years in prison.

Since the father has already served 28 months in prison, he has only about 20 months to go.

This man was part of an international ring whose members would make appointments to watch, in real time, a child being sexually abused.

The 4-year-old girl was one of an unknown number of children subjected to online abuse, for paid viewing by hundreds of pedophiles around the world. According to police, the victims ranged from babies to young teenagers.

The St. Thomas man was discovered when the international pedophile ring was infiltrated by British police, acting on a tip from Canada. The ring’s kingpin, 28-year-old British brewery worker Timothy Cox, was convicted and sentenced, this summer, to four years and eight months.

But Cox – unlike the Ontario man – was also given an indeterminate sentence. He can go free only when he is no longer considered a danger. We have commented before on the mysterious shortness of sentences for violence, including sexual assault, against children.

This sentence, too, is both a mystery and a disgrace.

Published in: on December 28, 2007 at 11:44 am  Leave a Comment  

N.J. Bill Signed To Restrict Paroled Sex Offenders From Internet

Sex offenders will have new restrictions in New Jersey.

A bill was signed into law Thursday that bans some paroled sex offenders from surfing the Internet.

Acting governor Richard Cody, who personally sponsored the bill, signed it.

Cody is filling in, while Gov. Jon Corzine is on vacation in the Caribbean.

The law specifically restricts Internet use for any sex offender who used a computer to help commit their original crime.

Published in: on December 28, 2007 at 11:41 am  Leave a Comment