Patrick Ludwig – Repeat Sex Offender – Wrote Letters Pretending to be his victim

Ludwig was charged with witness tampering because he sent a letter to a church in Texas using the victim’s return address. Addressed to a pastor, the letter purported to be a confession by the victim that she had wrongfully accused a man of rape.

The letter was returned to the woman because the church had moved to a new address, police said. State forensic analysts said a DNA sample taken from the envelope matched a sample provided by Ludwig.

A New London Superior Court judge Thursday told a Waterford man with a history of sex crimes that he was a danger to society incapable of controlling his impulses.

“You frighten me, sir,” said Judge Susan Handy before sentencing Patrick Ludwig. “You put the victim in an untenable position. I told your lawyer I don’t think it’s enough time.”

Handy sentenced Ludwig to six years in prison, suspended after three years served and 10 years’ probation for third-degree sexual assault and tampering with a witness.

Handy told Ludwig that he would be a two-time convicted sex offender who would appear on the sex offender registry for the rest of his life.

Handy said she felt the sentence was not long enough, but she accepted the plea deal to spare the victim from the uncertainty of a jury trial. The victim also agreed with the plea deal, the state said.

Ludwig had accepted the state’s offer just as the trial was under way.

Prosecutor John P. Gravalec-Pannone said the victim told police Ludwig came to her apartment to help her with a heating problem, then forced her into her bedroom and raped her with her 2-year-old daughter in the home.

“This is the first case I’ve had in the 20 years of doing this that the sex assault victim and the assailant literally live next door to each other,” said Gravalec-Pannone.

The woman told police that Ludwig became very aggressive, and she just laid back until he finished.

She said she was thinking of her sister, who had been raped and killed in 1991 in South Carolina and that she was concerned for her daughter’s safety, the warrant said.

The victim said she did not know what to do, so she called her older sister, who works at a New London law firm, and told her what happened. She only knew of her attacker as Patrick, but the sister went online and found Ludwig’s photo on the sex offender registry, the warrant said.

Ludwig was convicted in 1990 of second-degree sexual assault. He was sentenced to 54 months in prison in that case. The victim was 11 years old.

The victim in the Waterford case was present in court Thursday but opted not to speak on her behalf.

Ludwig spoke briefly, apologizing to the victim.

Ludwig was charged with witness tampering because he sent a letter to a church in Texas using the victim’s return address. Addressed to a pastor, the letter purported to be a confession by the victim that she had wrongfully accused a man of rape.

The letter was returned to the woman because the church had moved to a new address, police said. State forensic analysts said a DNA sample taken from the envelope matched a sample provided by Ludwig.

While on probation, Ludwig will have to comply with various conditions. He will have to undergo sex offender treatment, have no contact with children under 16 years old and submit to random polygraph tests.

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Patrick Ludwig – Repeat Sex Offender – Wrote Letters Pretending to be his victim

Ludwig was charged with witness tampering because he sent a letter to a church in Texas using the victim’s return address. Addressed to a pastor, the letter purported to be a confession by the victim that she had wrongfully accused a man of rape.

The letter was returned to the woman because the church had moved to a new address, police said. State forensic analysts said a DNA sample taken from the envelope matched a sample provided by Ludwig.

A New London Superior Court judge Thursday told a Waterford man with a history of sex crimes that he was a danger to society incapable of controlling his impulses.

“You frighten me, sir,” said Judge Susan Handy before sentencing Patrick Ludwig. “You put the victim in an untenable position. I told your lawyer I don’t think it’s enough time.”

Handy sentenced Ludwig to six years in prison, suspended after three years served and 10 years’ probation for third-degree sexual assault and tampering with a witness.

Handy told Ludwig that he would be a two-time convicted sex offender who would appear on the sex offender registry for the rest of his life.

Handy said she felt the sentence was not long enough, but she accepted the plea deal to spare the victim from the uncertainty of a jury trial. The victim also agreed with the plea deal, the state said.

Ludwig had accepted the state’s offer just as the trial was under way.

Prosecutor John P. Gravalec-Pannone said the victim told police Ludwig came to her apartment to help her with a heating problem, then forced her into her bedroom and raped her with her 2-year-old daughter in the home.

“This is the first case I’ve had in the 20 years of doing this that the sex assault victim and the assailant literally live next door to each other,” said Gravalec-Pannone.

The woman told police that Ludwig became very aggressive, and she just laid back until he finished.

She said she was thinking of her sister, who had been raped and killed in 1991 in South Carolina and that she was concerned for her daughter’s safety, the warrant said.

The victim said she did not know what to do, so she called her older sister, who works at a New London law firm, and told her what happened. She only knew of her attacker as Patrick, but the sister went online and found Ludwig’s photo on the sex offender registry, the warrant said.

Ludwig was convicted in 1990 of second-degree sexual assault. He was sentenced to 54 months in prison in that case. The victim was 11 years old.

The victim in the Waterford case was present in court Thursday but opted not to speak on her behalf.

Ludwig spoke briefly, apologizing to the victim.

Ludwig was charged with witness tampering because he sent a letter to a church in Texas using the victim’s return address. Addressed to a pastor, the letter purported to be a confession by the victim that she had wrongfully accused a man of rape.

The letter was returned to the woman because the church had moved to a new address, police said. State forensic analysts said a DNA sample taken from the envelope matched a sample provided by Ludwig.

While on probation, Ludwig will have to comply with various conditions. He will have to undergo sex offender treatment, have no contact with children under 16 years old and submit to random polygraph tests.

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Robert Davis – Repeat Sex Offender "He Needed Her Bad"

He said he ‘needed her bad’

Investigators seized Davis’ computer and laptop, which was hidden in the attic, in September. They also recovered a portable memory drive that contained more than 90 images of child pornography. Sempa said many of those “sadistic images” included children under 12.

“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how sordid
and nauseating your behavior is”

For more than three months, Hanover Township resident Robert Davis chatted online and over the phone with an undercover cop posing as a 14-year-old girl named “Samantha,” telling her he wanted to fly her to Pennsylvania, get her pregnant and sell the baby.

At the time, the 48-year-old was on probation for an earlier sex offense, according to court records. He allegedly told the teen if he was caught having sex with her, he’d get sent to prison for 20 years.

He wasn’t far off the mark. On Thursday, he pleaded guilty to two federal counts — using a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and receiving child pornography.

The plea agreement calls for a 22-year sentence. Before accepting Davis’ plea, U.S. District Judge William J. Nealon expressed his disgust.

“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how sordid and nauseating your behavior is,” he said.

Davis began speaking to the “teen” — actually an undercover officer in Pueblo, Colo. — in a Yahoo.com chat room on July 4, Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis Sempa said.

Almost immediately, Davis began talking about flying her to his home in Pennsylvania to live with him and be his sex slave. He said he wanted to impregnate her and said they could sell the baby on the black market for $40,000 to $50,000.


“He said he ‘needed her bad’ and told her to stop taking birth control,” Sempa said. “He told her, ‘Your age gets me in jail for 20 years if I’m caught.’”

Davis also instructed her on how to dismantle her computer, so no one could find out what they were planning to do, Sempa said, and confided he had a laptop computer that he kept secret from his probation officer, so Internet monitoring software could not be installed on it.

In late summer, Davis told the teen he planned to take her to a sex party in Maryland where she would have to do whatever the other participants told her to do, and said two other teens might be coming to live with him, Sempa said.

Investigators seized Davis’ computer and laptop, which was hidden in the attic, in September. They also recovered a portable memory drive that contained more than 90 images of child pornography. Sempa said many of those “sadistic images” included children under 12.

Robert Davis – Repeat Sex Offender "He Needed Her Bad"

He said he ‘needed her bad’

Investigators seized Davis’ computer and laptop, which was hidden in the attic, in September. They also recovered a portable memory drive that contained more than 90 images of child pornography. Sempa said many of those “sadistic images” included children under 12.

“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how sordid
and nauseating your behavior is”

For more than three months, Hanover Township resident Robert Davis chatted online and over the phone with an undercover cop posing as a 14-year-old girl named “Samantha,” telling her he wanted to fly her to Pennsylvania, get her pregnant and sell the baby.

At the time, the 48-year-old was on probation for an earlier sex offense, according to court records. He allegedly told the teen if he was caught having sex with her, he’d get sent to prison for 20 years.

He wasn’t far off the mark. On Thursday, he pleaded guilty to two federal counts — using a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and receiving child pornography.

The plea agreement calls for a 22-year sentence. Before accepting Davis’ plea, U.S. District Judge William J. Nealon expressed his disgust.

“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how sordid and nauseating your behavior is,” he said.

Davis began speaking to the “teen” — actually an undercover officer in Pueblo, Colo. — in a Yahoo.com chat room on July 4, Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis Sempa said.

Almost immediately, Davis began talking about flying her to his home in Pennsylvania to live with him and be his sex slave. He said he wanted to impregnate her and said they could sell the baby on the black market for $40,000 to $50,000.


“He said he ‘needed her bad’ and told her to stop taking birth control,” Sempa said. “He told her, ‘Your age gets me in jail for 20 years if I’m caught.’”

Davis also instructed her on how to dismantle her computer, so no one could find out what they were planning to do, Sempa said, and confided he had a laptop computer that he kept secret from his probation officer, so Internet monitoring software could not be installed on it.

In late summer, Davis told the teen he planned to take her to a sex party in Maryland where she would have to do whatever the other participants told her to do, and said two other teens might be coming to live with him, Sempa said.

Investigators seized Davis’ computer and laptop, which was hidden in the attic, in September. They also recovered a portable memory drive that contained more than 90 images of child pornography. Sempa said many of those “sadistic images” included children under 12.

Robert Davis – Repeat Sex Offender "He Needed Her Bad"

He said he ‘needed her bad’

Investigators seized Davis’ computer and laptop, which was hidden in the attic, in September. They also recovered a portable memory drive that contained more than 90 images of child pornography. Sempa said many of those “sadistic images” included children under 12.

“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how sordid
and nauseating your behavior is”

For more than three months, Hanover Township resident Robert Davis chatted online and over the phone with an undercover cop posing as a 14-year-old girl named “Samantha,” telling her he wanted to fly her to Pennsylvania, get her pregnant and sell the baby.

At the time, the 48-year-old was on probation for an earlier sex offense, according to court records. He allegedly told the teen if he was caught having sex with her, he’d get sent to prison for 20 years.

He wasn’t far off the mark. On Thursday, he pleaded guilty to two federal counts — using a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and receiving child pornography.

The plea agreement calls for a 22-year sentence. Before accepting Davis’ plea, U.S. District Judge William J. Nealon expressed his disgust.

“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how sordid and nauseating your behavior is,” he said.

Davis began speaking to the “teen” — actually an undercover officer in Pueblo, Colo. — in a Yahoo.com chat room on July 4, Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis Sempa said.

Almost immediately, Davis began talking about flying her to his home in Pennsylvania to live with him and be his sex slave. He said he wanted to impregnate her and said they could sell the baby on the black market for $40,000 to $50,000.


“He said he ‘needed her bad’ and told her to stop taking birth control,” Sempa said. “He told her, ‘Your age gets me in jail for 20 years if I’m caught.’”

Davis also instructed her on how to dismantle her computer, so no one could find out what they were planning to do, Sempa said, and confided he had a laptop computer that he kept secret from his probation officer, so Internet monitoring software could not be installed on it.

In late summer, Davis told the teen he planned to take her to a sex party in Maryland where she would have to do whatever the other participants told her to do, and said two other teens might be coming to live with him, Sempa said.

Investigators seized Davis’ computer and laptop, which was hidden in the attic, in September. They also recovered a portable memory drive that contained more than 90 images of child pornography. Sempa said many of those “sadistic images” included children under 12.

WANTED: Violent Glenelg Sexual Predator


A MAN wanted for a violent sexual assault on a young woman at Glenelg may have followed her home and could have been watching other women for several weeks.

The victim, aged in her 20s, had left work at Glenelg about 5.40pm on Thursday and walked through the Coles car park, through backstreets to Colley Tce, across Holdfast Marina and over the Patawalonga footbridge to her Glenelg North home.

Sexual Crime Investigation Branch Detective Inspector Mark Trenwith said the victim may have been followed and, as she reached her unit, near The Esplanade, the offender spoke to her briefly then forced his way inside as she entered about 6.10pm.

“She was violently sexually assaulted by this man, who was not known to her,” he said.

“There was physical violence during the incident and she was detained against her will for a period of time; it’s a vicious, frightening incident for this young lady to go through and we’re very concerned about it”.

Police are looking at recent crime reports in the area including break-ins, flashers and indecency offences to compare with the offender’s description.

“Indecency offences sometimes can escalate to a serious offence like this,” Det-Insp Trenwith said. He urged people to exercise caution in the area.

“Be on the lookout for anyone who matches this description . . . There has been at least one sighting of a man matching this description in this area in the past few weeks,” he said.

The man is described as about 172cm tall, aged in his mid 20s, of stocky build, bald with hazel eyes and tanned complexion.

He was clean shaven when he attacked the woman and was wearing charcoal-coloured shorts, a grey T-shirt and red slip-on, sports-styled shoes. He spoke with an Australian accent.

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WANTED: Violent Glenelg Sexual Predator


A MAN wanted for a violent sexual assault on a young woman at Glenelg may have followed her home and could have been watching other women for several weeks.

The victim, aged in her 20s, had left work at Glenelg about 5.40pm on Thursday and walked through the Coles car park, through backstreets to Colley Tce, across Holdfast Marina and over the Patawalonga footbridge to her Glenelg North home.

Sexual Crime Investigation Branch Detective Inspector Mark Trenwith said the victim may have been followed and, as she reached her unit, near The Esplanade, the offender spoke to her briefly then forced his way inside as she entered about 6.10pm.

“She was violently sexually assaulted by this man, who was not known to her,” he said.

“There was physical violence during the incident and she was detained against her will for a period of time; it’s a vicious, frightening incident for this young lady to go through and we’re very concerned about it”.

Police are looking at recent crime reports in the area including break-ins, flashers and indecency offences to compare with the offender’s description.

“Indecency offences sometimes can escalate to a serious offence like this,” Det-Insp Trenwith said. He urged people to exercise caution in the area.

“Be on the lookout for anyone who matches this description . . . There has been at least one sighting of a man matching this description in this area in the past few weeks,” he said.

The man is described as about 172cm tall, aged in his mid 20s, of stocky build, bald with hazel eyes and tanned complexion.

He was clean shaven when he attacked the woman and was wearing charcoal-coloured shorts, a grey T-shirt and red slip-on, sports-styled shoes. He spoke with an Australian accent.

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James Lee Garner – Repeat Sex Offender

“This is the perfect example of what a person in a position of authority should do when events start standing out and appearing suspicious. She checked the registry, and it paid off.”



A convicted sex offender has been arrested at a Coweta County library for accessing “child erotica” on a public computer while in reach of children, authorities said.

An investigation continues and additional charges are pending, authorities said.

Here’s what happened, according to authorities: On Dec. 18, Sgt. Mike McGuffey of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a state probation officer in reference to a registered Coweta County sex offender.

James Lee Garner, 43, of 499 Tabby Lynch Road in Moreland, was convicted of child molestation on June 1, 1995. He registered in Coweta County as a sex offender on May 23, 2005, upon his release from prison.

The probation officer informed McGuffey that Senoia Library Director Aime Scarbrough had noticed Garner coming to the library often and sitting at a computer in a corner of the facility for hours at a time. He had started this routine as early as the summer.

Scarbrough became suspicious of the man’s activities when one day at closing she found a Web browser minimized at the bottom of the screen on his computer after he left that contained inappropriate images, indicating that he’d somehow managed to get past the library’s firewall.

Scarbrough decided to check the sex offender registry, in an attempt to identify the male. She realized that it was Garner and immediately contacted Senoia Police Department officials, who, in turn, notified Garner’s probation officer and McGuffey.

On Dec. 18, McGuffey visited the Senoia Library and spoke with Scarbrough about the incident. She told the investigator that Garner would often come to the library during scheduled children’s programming, and he always sat at the same computer, which wasn’t visible from most of the library.

McGuffey attempted to access inappropriate sites to see if there were ways to skirt the computer’s online security. He found that it was possible to access Web sites with inappropriate material by clicking on links posted on certain sites deemed reputable.

McGuffey told Scarbrough to notify police if Garner returned.

The following day, Dec. 19, Garner arrived at the library during the morning hours as at least 16 preschoolers were participating in a Christmas-themed storytime.

Scarbrough alerted the Senoia Police Department, which sent Officer S. Tomlin to wait outside the library until McGuffey and Investigator Casey Mullis could arrive.

According to the sex offender law, Garner is allowed to be at the library with children so long as he isn’t loitering or committing a criminal act — such as viewing child pornography online, according to McGuffey.

When McGuffey arrived, he slipped in and met Scarbrough in her office. The investigator walked slowly to the computer, noting that Garner was intently focused on the computer screen while “in arm’s reach of children.”

When McGuffey popped around the computer to surprise Garner and see what he was viewing, he found sexual images of young girls that he described as “child erotica.” According to McGuffey, who did not want to create a scene in front of the children, Garner quickly attempted to delete opened Web browsers from the computer screen while the sergeant attempted to remove him from the computer subtly. Additionally, Garner had his checkbook out and a legitimate banking Web site opened and minimized on the screen.

McGuffey escorted Garner out of the library and away from the children before arresting him and charging him with violation of the sex offender registry. The Senoia Police Department detained Garner until a transport vehicle could take him to the Coweta County Jail.

“This investigation is still ongoing, and other charges — possibly of child pornography — are pending,” said McGuffey.

McGuffey was pleased, as the sergeant in charge of managing Coweta’s sex offender registry, that the sex offender registry network worked in this case.

“Ms. Scarbrough should be solely credited for this,” said McGuffey.

“This is the perfect example of what a person in a position of authority should do when events start standing out and appearing suspicious. She checked the registry, and it paid off.”

James Lee Garner – Repeat Sex Offender

“This is the perfect example of what a person in a position of authority should do when events start standing out and appearing suspicious. She checked the registry, and it paid off.”



A convicted sex offender has been arrested at a Coweta County library for accessing “child erotica” on a public computer while in reach of children, authorities said.

An investigation continues and additional charges are pending, authorities said.

Here’s what happened, according to authorities: On Dec. 18, Sgt. Mike McGuffey of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a state probation officer in reference to a registered Coweta County sex offender.

James Lee Garner, 43, of 499 Tabby Lynch Road in Moreland, was convicted of child molestation on June 1, 1995. He registered in Coweta County as a sex offender on May 23, 2005, upon his release from prison.

The probation officer informed McGuffey that Senoia Library Director Aime Scarbrough had noticed Garner coming to the library often and sitting at a computer in a corner of the facility for hours at a time. He had started this routine as early as the summer.

Scarbrough became suspicious of the man’s activities when one day at closing she found a Web browser minimized at the bottom of the screen on his computer after he left that contained inappropriate images, indicating that he’d somehow managed to get past the library’s firewall.

Scarbrough decided to check the sex offender registry, in an attempt to identify the male. She realized that it was Garner and immediately contacted Senoia Police Department officials, who, in turn, notified Garner’s probation officer and McGuffey.

On Dec. 18, McGuffey visited the Senoia Library and spoke with Scarbrough about the incident. She told the investigator that Garner would often come to the library during scheduled children’s programming, and he always sat at the same computer, which wasn’t visible from most of the library.

McGuffey attempted to access inappropriate sites to see if there were ways to skirt the computer’s online security. He found that it was possible to access Web sites with inappropriate material by clicking on links posted on certain sites deemed reputable.

McGuffey told Scarbrough to notify police if Garner returned.

The following day, Dec. 19, Garner arrived at the library during the morning hours as at least 16 preschoolers were participating in a Christmas-themed storytime.

Scarbrough alerted the Senoia Police Department, which sent Officer S. Tomlin to wait outside the library until McGuffey and Investigator Casey Mullis could arrive.

According to the sex offender law, Garner is allowed to be at the library with children so long as he isn’t loitering or committing a criminal act — such as viewing child pornography online, according to McGuffey.

When McGuffey arrived, he slipped in and met Scarbrough in her office. The investigator walked slowly to the computer, noting that Garner was intently focused on the computer screen while “in arm’s reach of children.”

When McGuffey popped around the computer to surprise Garner and see what he was viewing, he found sexual images of young girls that he described as “child erotica.” According to McGuffey, who did not want to create a scene in front of the children, Garner quickly attempted to delete opened Web browsers from the computer screen while the sergeant attempted to remove him from the computer subtly. Additionally, Garner had his checkbook out and a legitimate banking Web site opened and minimized on the screen.

McGuffey escorted Garner out of the library and away from the children before arresting him and charging him with violation of the sex offender registry. The Senoia Police Department detained Garner until a transport vehicle could take him to the Coweta County Jail.

“This investigation is still ongoing, and other charges — possibly of child pornography — are pending,” said McGuffey.

McGuffey was pleased, as the sergeant in charge of managing Coweta’s sex offender registry, that the sex offender registry network worked in this case.

“Ms. Scarbrough should be solely credited for this,” said McGuffey.

“This is the perfect example of what a person in a position of authority should do when events start standing out and appearing suspicious. She checked the registry, and it paid off.”

James Barbour – Finally Confesses to Child Molestation

Fischetti has a case before the state Court of Appeals seeking permission to publish the victim’s name in ads that ask men to report whether she ever filed false sex abuse charges against them.

But he confessed it was true!!!!


Broadway “Beast” James Barbour was unmasked Thursday as a liar and a child molester – while his victim and his wife looked on.

Barbour, who once played the Beast in “Beauty and the Beast,” pleaded guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child – 13 months after he called his accuser a conniving gold digger.

As the now 21-year-old victim sat just a few rows away from the actor’s wife, Barbour quietly admitted he forced the then-teenage girl to touch him.

When Justice Micki Scherer asked Barbour if he was aware of the aspiring actress’ age at the time, he replied, “Yes, 15.”

Barbour admitted luring the victim to his apartment by promising to introduce her to theatrical producers – and then engaging in oral sex with her.

It was a humiliating admission by the 41-year-old actor, who in December 2006 said through his lawyer the aspiring actress leveled the charges against him after learning he had inherited a large sum of money.

“She left NYU, she’s working in a bakery, she’s completely out of money,” his lawyer Ronald Fischetti had claimed. “The motivation has to be because he’s coming into money, and because he’s becoming a Broadway star.”

Prosecutors produced a secretly recorded tape in which Barbour referred to himself as “unethical.” They also revealed that another woman has accused Barbour of sexually assaulting her in California when she was just 13.

Now Barbour is set to play a new role – as a jail inmate – when he is sentenced on Feb. 29. He faces 60 days in prison and three years’ probation.

While Barbour will not have to register as a sex offender, he has to steer clear of all contact with underage kids for three years. One condition of probation is he has to complete a sex-offender treatment program and give cops access to his computer files.

Dressed in a gray suit, Barbour admitted first groping the actress in July 2001 in his dressing room at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where he was performing in “Jane Eyre.”

Leaving the courtroom with his wife on his arm, Barbour, who lives in California, said only, “We’re just happy to have it behind us.”

Meanwhile, Fischetti has a case before the state Court of Appeals seeking permission to publish the victim’s name in ads that ask men to report whether she ever filed false sex abuse charges against them.

But he confessed it was true!!!!
Published in: on January 4, 2008 at 4:22 pm  Leave a Comment