Top Stories Councilman Jon Winningham – confesses to child-porn addiction

The yearlong saga of a city councilman who refused to step down from his post after being arrested on child-pornography charges wrapped up early in 2007.

Former Councilman Jon Winningham admitted an addiction to child pornography on Jan. 27 hours before he surrendered himself to guards at Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.

The 13-year City Council veteran pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts of intent to distribute child pornography and three misdemeanor counts of possession of child pornography before having his attorney read a prepared letter apologizing to the community and his family.

Winningham, 51, spent more than seven months in jail before being released in late September.

Published in: on December 30, 2007 at 9:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

Dr Charles Gordon Bartlett – convicted paedophile

16,000 images were recovered from his computer

CHILDREN’S charities reacted with alarm last night to the news a paedophile doctor could soon be cleared to work with kids again.

Dad-of-two Dr Charles Gordon Bartlett, 53, a convicted paedophile, will have his position reviewed by the General Medical Council in the new year.

Two years ago the consultant radiologist, who worked at the West Wales General Hospital in Glangwili, Carmarthenshire, was banned from treating under 18s because of a conviction for possessing indecent photographs of children.

They included hardcore pictures of youngsters as young as five being abused by adults.

In all, 16,000 images were recovered from his computer and from CDs at his then family home in Ferryside, Llanelli, after police were tipped off by the FBI in a worldwide paedophile clampdown called Operation Ore. His credit card numbers had been found listed on a US website.

16,000 images were recovered from his computer

In April 2003 he admitted 17 charges of making and possessing indecent photos and was given a three-year rehabilitation order.

In April 2004 the GMC suspended Dr Bartlett, who worked at West Wales General Hospital, in Glangwili, Carmarthenshire, for nine months. This was revoked in January 2005 when the ban on treating under 18s was introduced. He was also barred from working with adults without a supervisor’s permission.

Now a GMC panel will sit in London on January 7 to review the case.

16,000 images were recovered from his computer

A spokesman said: “The panel will review the case of Charles Gordon Bartlett, a consultant radiologist, whose registration is subject to conditions until January 8, 2008, as a consequence of a direction of a fitness to practise panel in January 2005.

“A professional conduct committee in April 2004 determined to suspend Dr Bartlett’s registration for a period of nine months. At that hearing, Dr Bartlett admitted his conviction of 12 counts of making indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children, and five counts of having indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children under section 1(a) of the Protection of Children Act 1978 and section 160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

“Dr Bartlett also admitted that he had then been sentenced at Swansea Crown Court on November 3, 2003, to a community rehabilitation order for three years on each count to run concurrently, and placed on the sex offender’s register for five years. A fitness to practise panel, applying the General Medical Council’s preliminary proceedings committee and professional conduct committee procedure rules 1988, reviewed Dr Bartlett’s case in January 2005 and determined that it would be both appropriate and proportionate to impose conditions on Dr Bartlett’s registration for a period of three years.”

16,000 images were recovered from his computer

But news of the review have put children’s groups on alert.

The NSPCC urged the General Medical Council to follow their guidance “that no doctor registered as a sex offender should have unrestricted registration”.

NSPCC Cymru director, Greta Thomas, said: “The NSPCC expects all professional bodies to take convictions and cautions for downloading child pornography very seriously.

“Doctors who download indecent images of children should not be allowed to work with children.”

16,000 images were recovered from his computer
Published in: on December 30, 2007 at 3:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Dr Charles Gordon Bartlett – convicted paedophile

16,000 images were recovered from his computer

CHILDREN’S charities reacted with alarm last night to the news a paedophile doctor could soon be cleared to work with kids again.

Dad-of-two Dr Charles Gordon Bartlett, 53, a convicted paedophile, will have his position reviewed by the General Medical Council in the new year.

Two years ago the consultant radiologist, who worked at the West Wales General Hospital in Glangwili, Carmarthenshire, was banned from treating under 18s because of a conviction for possessing indecent photographs of children.

They included hardcore pictures of youngsters as young as five being abused by adults.

In all, 16,000 images were recovered from his computer and from CDs at his then family home in Ferryside, Llanelli, after police were tipped off by the FBI in a worldwide paedophile clampdown called Operation Ore. His credit card numbers had been found listed on a US website.

16,000 images were recovered from his computer

In April 2003 he admitted 17 charges of making and possessing indecent photos and was given a three-year rehabilitation order.

In April 2004 the GMC suspended Dr Bartlett, who worked at West Wales General Hospital, in Glangwili, Carmarthenshire, for nine months. This was revoked in January 2005 when the ban on treating under 18s was introduced. He was also barred from working with adults without a supervisor’s permission.

Now a GMC panel will sit in London on January 7 to review the case.

16,000 images were recovered from his computer

A spokesman said: “The panel will review the case of Charles Gordon Bartlett, a consultant radiologist, whose registration is subject to conditions until January 8, 2008, as a consequence of a direction of a fitness to practise panel in January 2005.

“A professional conduct committee in April 2004 determined to suspend Dr Bartlett’s registration for a period of nine months. At that hearing, Dr Bartlett admitted his conviction of 12 counts of making indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children, and five counts of having indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children under section 1(a) of the Protection of Children Act 1978 and section 160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

“Dr Bartlett also admitted that he had then been sentenced at Swansea Crown Court on November 3, 2003, to a community rehabilitation order for three years on each count to run concurrently, and placed on the sex offender’s register for five years. A fitness to practise panel, applying the General Medical Council’s preliminary proceedings committee and professional conduct committee procedure rules 1988, reviewed Dr Bartlett’s case in January 2005 and determined that it would be both appropriate and proportionate to impose conditions on Dr Bartlett’s registration for a period of three years.”

16,000 images were recovered from his computer

But news of the review have put children’s groups on alert.

The NSPCC urged the General Medical Council to follow their guidance “that no doctor registered as a sex offender should have unrestricted registration”.

NSPCC Cymru director, Greta Thomas, said: “The NSPCC expects all professional bodies to take convictions and cautions for downloading child pornography very seriously.

“Doctors who download indecent images of children should not be allowed to work with children.”

16,000 images were recovered from his computer
Published in: on December 30, 2007 at 3:28 pm  Comments (2)  

Predator rapes Camden girl, 14

A 14-year-old Camden girl was abducted and sexually assaulted on Wednesday night, the fourth such incident in the city in less than three months.

Capt. Joseph Bowen of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said only that the girl was sexually assaulted in East Camden.

“It’s top priority right now for us and for the Camden Police Department,” Bowen said Saturday.

Hermes Perez Jr. said that about 9 p.m., he spotted the victim running down Garden Avenue, near Highland Avenue, naked and in tears.

Perez, who lives in that neighborhood on the Camden-Pennsauken border, said the victim told him she was abducted from another part of Camden then sexually assaulted.

“I ran after her and said, “What’s going on?’ And she said, ‘I was raped,’ ” Perez said. “We brought her in, I had my wife clothe her and we called the police.”

It is unclear if Wednesday’s incident is related to three other attacks on girls since October.

A dark minivan has been present at each of the previous three incidents, police said.

The first attack occurred about 1:20 p.m. Oct. 16 at 8th and Everett streets, when a 14-year-old girl escaped the suspect near Sumner Elementary School.

The second attack occurred about 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the 1900 block of Mulford Street. A 14-year-old girl was grabbed near Cream Elementary School about 7 p.m. and the suspect took her to the 1800 block of Mulford Street, where he sexually assaulted her in a yard, police said.

The third incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11 on Hayes Avenue between 32nd and 36th streets. The suspect attempted to pull an 11-year-old girl into his van, but she escaped.

The victims’ descriptions of the suspect vary widely so no sketch or description was available.

Published in: on December 30, 2007 at 3:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

Donald & Steven Muncey – Brothers molest children together


COCOA, Fla. — A yard sale featuring children’s toys at a home where a convicted sex predator and his brother, who has also served time for harming a child, live has prompted outrage in the community.

For the last several months, the merchandise has been set outside a home on Green Hill Street in Cocoa where Donald Muncey lives.

Muncey was convicted nearly four years ago of molesting a girl under the age of 12, Local 6’s Kimberly Houk reported.

Muncey and his brother, Steven, who also served time for a lewd and lascivious act on a girl underthe age of 16, are both living with their mother in the house.

Some neighbors said they are concerned that the sale of the items in their yard is just a lure for more potential victims.

“It is scary to even see their kids up there with them to buy stuff,” neighbor Jim Youngman said.

“It is not a real comforting thing knowing a kid is within so many feet of a predator like that,” a resident told Houk.

Local 6 reported that Muncey is forbidden to be near children. However, neighbors said Muncey had been selling the toys in his front yard in recent weeks.

The mother of the men said a Brevard County probation officer who stopped by Friday said she is allowed to sell toys in her front yard as long as her sons stay inside.

A deputy has been driving by the home to make sure the Muncey brothers do not venture outside.

Published in: on December 30, 2007 at 6:03 am  Leave a Comment  

Donald & Steven Muncey – Brothers molest children together


COCOA, Fla. — A yard sale featuring children’s toys at a home where a convicted sex predator and his brother, who has also served time for harming a child, live has prompted outrage in the community.

For the last several months, the merchandise has been set outside a home on Green Hill Street in Cocoa where Donald Muncey lives.

Muncey was convicted nearly four years ago of molesting a girl under the age of 12, Local 6’s Kimberly Houk reported.

Muncey and his brother, Steven, who also served time for a lewd and lascivious act on a girl underthe age of 16, are both living with their mother in the house.

Some neighbors said they are concerned that the sale of the items in their yard is just a lure for more potential victims.

“It is scary to even see their kids up there with them to buy stuff,” neighbor Jim Youngman said.

“It is not a real comforting thing knowing a kid is within so many feet of a predator like that,” a resident told Houk.

Local 6 reported that Muncey is forbidden to be near children. However, neighbors said Muncey had been selling the toys in his front yard in recent weeks.

The mother of the men said a Brevard County probation officer who stopped by Friday said she is allowed to sell toys in her front yard as long as her sons stay inside.

A deputy has been driving by the home to make sure the Muncey brothers do not venture outside.

Published in: on December 30, 2007 at 6:03 am  Leave a Comment