Andrew “Billy” Berg – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Predator Released into the Community

A compulsive child sex predator who was convicted of drugging and raping a young girl hundreds of times and of molesting another child was ordered freed yesterday by a Cambridge judge despite objections by prosecutors who fought to have him committed to a locked treatment center.

In Cambridge yesterday, Middlesex Superior Court Judge Bonnie MacLeod-Mancuso released Berg, who in 1998 confessed to prosecutors that he first molested, then eventually raped, his girlfriend’s child four to five times a week from the time she was 8 until she was 13 years old.

In 1997 he was convicted of molesting a 9-year-old girl that his girlfriend was babysitting, and in 1990 he was jailed for 16 months for raping a woman after she passed out on a couch.

Andrew “Billy” Berg, 47, of Shirley walked free one day after another sex predator, convicted child molester Corey Saunders, was arraigned for raping a 6-year-old boy in the New Bedford Public Library, 14 months after he was freed despite prosecutors’ attempts to have him civilly committed.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

The two back-to-back cases outraged child advocates, who say Bay State judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes.

“When push comes to shove, there is nobody looking out for kids in the state,” said Laurie Myers of Community Voices of Chelmsford, which has filed legislation to toughen child sex crime sentences.

“They let these predators out there. They let them hunt kids. What do they care – they are accountable to no one.”

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

In Cambridge yesterday, Middlesex Superior Court Judge Bonnie MacLeod-Mancuso released Berg, who in 1998 confessed to prosecutors that he first molested, then eventually raped, his girlfriend’s child four to five times a week from the time she was 8 until she was 13 years old.

In 1997 he was convicted of molesting a 9-year-old girl that his girlfriend was babysitting, and in 1990 he was jailed for 16 months for raping a woman after she passed out on a couch.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

For the most recent crime, he was sentenced to 11 years, but he was released to a secure treatment facility last year, and yesterday prosecutors tried to stop him from walking free.

MacLeod-Mancuso dismissed their petition.

“The court is not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is a sexually dangerous person,” MacLeod-Mancuso ruled.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

At the hearing yesterday, two state experts told the judge Berg will offend again. All five experts who appeared agreed he was a pedophile. But a source said three of the five told the judge it is possible Berg would not offend again because he is on probation and is nearly 50 years old, an age that might mitigate his perversions.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

However, the mother of one of Berg’s targets, who was just 9 when she was molested while Berg thought the girl was sleeping, is convinced Berg will strike again.

“Definitely. He will. There’s no doubt,” she said. “He uses women. He uses vulnerable women. He puts himself in your circle, then he gets your kid,” she said.

She lived in an apartment above Berg in Maynard in the late 1990s when he lived with a woman and her four daughters. One of them was repeatedly raped, but kept silent, law enforcement officials said, because Berg threatened to kill her if she talked.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

After years of abuse by Berg, the girl fled the state to live with her father, and opened up about Berg’s crimes. She was committed to a mental health facility under a suicide watch.

Around the same time, the 9-year-old victim came forward, allowing prosecutors to go after Berg with multiple rape and molestation charges.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

Andrew “Billy” Berg – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Predator Released into the Community

A compulsive child sex predator who was convicted of drugging and raping a young girl hundreds of times and of molesting another child was ordered freed yesterday by a Cambridge judge despite objections by prosecutors who fought to have him committed to a locked treatment center.

In Cambridge yesterday, Middlesex Superior Court Judge Bonnie MacLeod-Mancuso released Berg, who in 1998 confessed to prosecutors that he first molested, then eventually raped, his girlfriend’s child four to five times a week from the time she was 8 until she was 13 years old.

In 1997 he was convicted of molesting a 9-year-old girl that his girlfriend was babysitting, and in 1990 he was jailed for 16 months for raping a woman after she passed out on a couch.

Andrew “Billy” Berg, 47, of Shirley walked free one day after another sex predator, convicted child molester Corey Saunders, was arraigned for raping a 6-year-old boy in the New Bedford Public Library, 14 months after he was freed despite prosecutors’ attempts to have him civilly committed.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

The two back-to-back cases outraged child advocates, who say Bay State judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes.

“When push comes to shove, there is nobody looking out for kids in the state,” said Laurie Myers of Community Voices of Chelmsford, which has filed legislation to toughen child sex crime sentences.

“They let these predators out there. They let them hunt kids. What do they care – they are accountable to no one.”

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

In Cambridge yesterday, Middlesex Superior Court Judge Bonnie MacLeod-Mancuso released Berg, who in 1998 confessed to prosecutors that he first molested, then eventually raped, his girlfriend’s child four to five times a week from the time she was 8 until she was 13 years old.

In 1997 he was convicted of molesting a 9-year-old girl that his girlfriend was babysitting, and in 1990 he was jailed for 16 months for raping a woman after she passed out on a couch.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

For the most recent crime, he was sentenced to 11 years, but he was released to a secure treatment facility last year, and yesterday prosecutors tried to stop him from walking free.

MacLeod-Mancuso dismissed their petition.

“The court is not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is a sexually dangerous person,” MacLeod-Mancuso ruled.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

At the hearing yesterday, two state experts told the judge Berg will offend again. All five experts who appeared agreed he was a pedophile. But a source said three of the five told the judge it is possible Berg would not offend again because he is on probation and is nearly 50 years old, an age that might mitigate his perversions.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

However, the mother of one of Berg’s targets, who was just 9 when she was molested while Berg thought the girl was sleeping, is convinced Berg will strike again.

“Definitely. He will. There’s no doubt,” she said. “He uses women. He uses vulnerable women. He puts himself in your circle, then he gets your kid,” she said.

She lived in an apartment above Berg in Maynard in the late 1990s when he lived with a woman and her four daughters. One of them was repeatedly raped, but kept silent, law enforcement officials said, because Berg threatened to kill her if she talked.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

After years of abuse by Berg, the girl fled the state to live with her father, and opened up about Berg’s crimes. She was committed to a mental health facility under a suicide watch.

Around the same time, the 9-year-old victim came forward, allowing prosecutors to go after Berg with multiple rape and molestation charges.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

Andrew “Billy” Berg – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Predator Released into the Community

A compulsive child sex predator who was convicted of drugging and raping a young girl hundreds of times and of molesting another child was ordered freed yesterday by a Cambridge judge despite objections by prosecutors who fought to have him committed to a locked treatment center.

In Cambridge yesterday, Middlesex Superior Court Judge Bonnie MacLeod-Mancuso released Berg, who in 1998 confessed to prosecutors that he first molested, then eventually raped, his girlfriend’s child four to five times a week from the time she was 8 until she was 13 years old.

In 1997 he was convicted of molesting a 9-year-old girl that his girlfriend was babysitting, and in 1990 he was jailed for 16 months for raping a woman after she passed out on a couch.

Andrew “Billy” Berg, 47, of Shirley walked free one day after another sex predator, convicted child molester Corey Saunders, was arraigned for raping a 6-year-old boy in the New Bedford Public Library, 14 months after he was freed despite prosecutors’ attempts to have him civilly committed.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

The two back-to-back cases outraged child advocates, who say Bay State judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes.

“When push comes to shove, there is nobody looking out for kids in the state,” said Laurie Myers of Community Voices of Chelmsford, which has filed legislation to toughen child sex crime sentences.

“They let these predators out there. They let them hunt kids. What do they care – they are accountable to no one.”

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

In Cambridge yesterday, Middlesex Superior Court Judge Bonnie MacLeod-Mancuso released Berg, who in 1998 confessed to prosecutors that he first molested, then eventually raped, his girlfriend’s child four to five times a week from the time she was 8 until she was 13 years old.

In 1997 he was convicted of molesting a 9-year-old girl that his girlfriend was babysitting, and in 1990 he was jailed for 16 months for raping a woman after she passed out on a couch.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

For the most recent crime, he was sentenced to 11 years, but he was released to a secure treatment facility last year, and yesterday prosecutors tried to stop him from walking free.

MacLeod-Mancuso dismissed their petition.

“The court is not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is a sexually dangerous person,” MacLeod-Mancuso ruled.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

At the hearing yesterday, two state experts told the judge Berg will offend again. All five experts who appeared agreed he was a pedophile. But a source said three of the five told the judge it is possible Berg would not offend again because he is on probation and is nearly 50 years old, an age that might mitigate his perversions.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

However, the mother of one of Berg’s targets, who was just 9 when she was molested while Berg thought the girl was sleeping, is convinced Berg will strike again.

“Definitely. He will. There’s no doubt,” she said. “He uses women. He uses vulnerable women. He puts himself in your circle, then he gets your kid,” she said.

She lived in an apartment above Berg in Maynard in the late 1990s when he lived with a woman and her four daughters. One of them was repeatedly raped, but kept silent, law enforcement officials said, because Berg threatened to kill her if she talked.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

After years of abuse by Berg, the girl fled the state to live with her father, and opened up about Berg’s crimes. She was committed to a mental health facility under a suicide watch.

Around the same time, the 9-year-old victim came forward, allowing prosecutors to go after Berg with multiple rape and molestation charges.

“judges who release predators, and lawmakers who won’t toughen sex offender laws, are unwitting enablers of child sex crimes”

Warren Miller – Repeat Sex Offender – Had 40,000 Child Pornography images

Miller, who is a registered sex offender in Lexington County, was convicted in Florida in 2002 for violating federal child pornography laws.

Warrants state that between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2007, Miller viewed, downloaded, duplicated, produced, received and distributed images that depicted children engaged in sexual activities. SLED agents examined the hard drive of Miller’s computer, where they found 40,000 images of child pornography.


Lexington County deputies have arrested a convicted sex offender who they say illegally stored more than 40,000 images on his computer of children who were engaged in sexual activities.

Sheriff James Metts says that Warren Miller, 35, of Lexington, was arrested Friday afternoon at his job on warrants for second and third-degree sexual exploitations of a minor.

Bond has been set at $500,000. If he pays the bond, he’ll have restrictions on computer usage, and he’ll be asked to wear a monitoring bracelet on his ankle.

Warrants state that between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2007, Miller viewed, downloaded, duplicated, produced, received and distributed images that depicted children engaged in sexual activities. SLED agents examined the hard drive of Miller’s computer, where they found 40,000 images of child pornography.

Detectives still are investigating how Miller obtained the child pornography images as well as if he distributed them to other people.

For the last year Miller’s neighbor Becky Bairefoot, and her boyfriend Darrell Branham, worried a little more when her grandkids came to visit. “It kind of scared me because I have a sister and brother and we live in the same neighborhood and we have grandchildren and children,” Bairefoot says, of living just a few houses down from Miller.

“All the people around here and all the kids – they don’t know what to expect from one day to the next,” says Branham of the neighborhood.

An acquaintance of Miller contacted the Sheriff’s Department in early January and reported seeing child pornography images on Miller’s home computer. Detectives immediately initiated an investigation, which later resulted in Miller’s arrest.

Under South Carolina law, second and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor are felonies that each carry a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison.

Miller, who is a registered sex offender in Lexington County, was convicted in Florida in 2002 for violating federal child pornography laws. He is currently being held in the Lexington County Jail, awaiting a bond hearing.

The sheriff asks that anyone with information concerning whether Miller might have interacted inappropriately with children to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-559-TIPS.

Warren Miller – Repeat Sex Offender – Had 40,000 Child Pornography images

Miller, who is a registered sex offender in Lexington County, was convicted in Florida in 2002 for violating federal child pornography laws.

Warrants state that between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2007, Miller viewed, downloaded, duplicated, produced, received and distributed images that depicted children engaged in sexual activities. SLED agents examined the hard drive of Miller’s computer, where they found 40,000 images of child pornography.


Lexington County deputies have arrested a convicted sex offender who they say illegally stored more than 40,000 images on his computer of children who were engaged in sexual activities.

Sheriff James Metts says that Warren Miller, 35, of Lexington, was arrested Friday afternoon at his job on warrants for second and third-degree sexual exploitations of a minor.

Bond has been set at $500,000. If he pays the bond, he’ll have restrictions on computer usage, and he’ll be asked to wear a monitoring bracelet on his ankle.

Warrants state that between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2007, Miller viewed, downloaded, duplicated, produced, received and distributed images that depicted children engaged in sexual activities. SLED agents examined the hard drive of Miller’s computer, where they found 40,000 images of child pornography.

Detectives still are investigating how Miller obtained the child pornography images as well as if he distributed them to other people.

For the last year Miller’s neighbor Becky Bairefoot, and her boyfriend Darrell Branham, worried a little more when her grandkids came to visit. “It kind of scared me because I have a sister and brother and we live in the same neighborhood and we have grandchildren and children,” Bairefoot says, of living just a few houses down from Miller.

“All the people around here and all the kids – they don’t know what to expect from one day to the next,” says Branham of the neighborhood.

An acquaintance of Miller contacted the Sheriff’s Department in early January and reported seeing child pornography images on Miller’s home computer. Detectives immediately initiated an investigation, which later resulted in Miller’s arrest.

Under South Carolina law, second and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor are felonies that each carry a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison.

Miller, who is a registered sex offender in Lexington County, was convicted in Florida in 2002 for violating federal child pornography laws. He is currently being held in the Lexington County Jail, awaiting a bond hearing.

The sheriff asks that anyone with information concerning whether Miller might have interacted inappropriately with children to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-559-TIPS.