Joseph Gibson – Sex Offender working in Day Care


Some parents pulled their children out of a local day care after learning a registered sex offender worked at the facility.

The Cabinet of Health and Family Services told the Growing Place it had to fire the employee Tuesday morning.

Joseph Gibson, 36, was convicted of first-degree sex abuse of a 20-year-old 12 years ago.

The owner of the Growing Place said she was aware of his past and says a state worker told her it was OK for him to work with kids.

“I would say rule number one of working in a day care center, that’s not somebody you would hire,” said parent Jeff Kennedy. “It’s kind of like if you run a restaurant, you don’t let rats cook the hamburgers.”

Until Tuesday morning, Kennedy never really knew who was cooking at the Growing Place. For six weeks, Gibson served lunch to pre-school age and younger children.

Teacher Rita Bryant said there was no problem with Gibson. Loxi Foree, the center’s owner, said she had no concerns about the hire.

“He is also married to my assistant director, who’s been here five years,” she said. “I believe people have the ability to change and I wanted to give him that opportunity to show that.”

Foree said when she performed a background check, she called the state to ask if Gibson could work for her. She said a state worker claimed it was OK since his crime didn’t involve a child.

“We have no record of any such conversation and we would defer to KRS 17.165, Section 4,” said Cabinet of Health and Family Services spokeswoman Janis Stewart.

State statute says, “No child-care center… shall employ, in a position which involves supervisory or disciplinary power over a minor, or direct contact with a minor, any person who is a violent offender or has been convicted of a sex crime.”

Last week, the state returned to the center for an annual review. A spokesperson with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services said they learned of Gibson’s hiring, investigated the issue and returned Tuesday to make sure he had been terminated.

Foree disputes that claim, saying the state admitted it misinterpreted the law and ordered the termination based on a tip.

Foree said there is no dispute and that her facility is a reputable one.

“We have a very loving staff here. We have security on the door,” she said. “We’ve followed every procedure. You can check our records with the state of Kentucky. Your children are safe here.”

Published in: on February 27, 2008 at 5:36 am  Leave a Comment  

Joseph Gibson – Sex Offender working in Day Care


Some parents pulled their children out of a local day care after learning a registered sex offender worked at the facility.

The Cabinet of Health and Family Services told the Growing Place it had to fire the employee Tuesday morning.

Joseph Gibson, 36, was convicted of first-degree sex abuse of a 20-year-old 12 years ago.

The owner of the Growing Place said she was aware of his past and says a state worker told her it was OK for him to work with kids.

“I would say rule number one of working in a day care center, that’s not somebody you would hire,” said parent Jeff Kennedy. “It’s kind of like if you run a restaurant, you don’t let rats cook the hamburgers.”

Until Tuesday morning, Kennedy never really knew who was cooking at the Growing Place. For six weeks, Gibson served lunch to pre-school age and younger children.

Teacher Rita Bryant said there was no problem with Gibson. Loxi Foree, the center’s owner, said she had no concerns about the hire.

“He is also married to my assistant director, who’s been here five years,” she said. “I believe people have the ability to change and I wanted to give him that opportunity to show that.”

Foree said when she performed a background check, she called the state to ask if Gibson could work for her. She said a state worker claimed it was OK since his crime didn’t involve a child.

“We have no record of any such conversation and we would defer to KRS 17.165, Section 4,” said Cabinet of Health and Family Services spokeswoman Janis Stewart.

State statute says, “No child-care center… shall employ, in a position which involves supervisory or disciplinary power over a minor, or direct contact with a minor, any person who is a violent offender or has been convicted of a sex crime.”

Last week, the state returned to the center for an annual review. A spokesperson with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services said they learned of Gibson’s hiring, investigated the issue and returned Tuesday to make sure he had been terminated.

Foree disputes that claim, saying the state admitted it misinterpreted the law and ordered the termination based on a tip.

Foree said there is no dispute and that her facility is a reputable one.

“We have a very loving staff here. We have security on the door,” she said. “We’ve followed every procedure. You can check our records with the state of Kentucky. Your children are safe here.”

Published in: on February 27, 2008 at 5:36 am  Leave a Comment  

Jesse Stahl – Repeat Sex Offender

“25% of sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
…..says Sarah Tofte


A Yakima man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to having hundreds of child pornography images on his computer.

Police found the photos when they searched Jesse Stahl’s home more than year ago.

Detectives had arrested him on allegations he repeatedly raped a girl with a mental disability then looked through another alleged victim’s window as she undressed.

“It’s just disgusting to know that people have the mentality…to go after innocent children,” said Jackie Frey who worked across Stahl.

He’s labeled as a level three sex offender, which means the state believes he’s likely to offend again.

Before his most recent arrest Stahl admitted to police he exposed himself more than a dozen times to groups of young girls. He’s also been charged with child molestation, child rape and voyeurism.

“I have grandkids coming in and out of here,” said Daniel Enriques, who said his grandchildren stopped coming to his home when his children found out he lived next door to a convicted sex offender. “They didn’t want to bring their kids anymore.”

But Enriques may not need to worry, at least for 15 years. That’s how much time Stahl faces for the child porn case.

Stahl is expected to get sentenced this summer.

“He should be put away for as long as possible,” Frey said.

Published in: on February 26, 2008 at 9:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Jesse Stahl – Repeat Sex Offender

“25% of sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
…..says Sarah Tofte


A Yakima man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to having hundreds of child pornography images on his computer.

Police found the photos when they searched Jesse Stahl’s home more than year ago.

Detectives had arrested him on allegations he repeatedly raped a girl with a mental disability then looked through another alleged victim’s window as she undressed.

“It’s just disgusting to know that people have the mentality…to go after innocent children,” said Jackie Frey who worked across Stahl.

He’s labeled as a level three sex offender, which means the state believes he’s likely to offend again.

Before his most recent arrest Stahl admitted to police he exposed himself more than a dozen times to groups of young girls. He’s also been charged with child molestation, child rape and voyeurism.

“I have grandkids coming in and out of here,” said Daniel Enriques, who said his grandchildren stopped coming to his home when his children found out he lived next door to a convicted sex offender. “They didn’t want to bring their kids anymore.”

But Enriques may not need to worry, at least for 15 years. That’s how much time Stahl faces for the child porn case.

Stahl is expected to get sentenced this summer.

“He should be put away for as long as possible,” Frey said.

Published in: on February 26, 2008 at 9:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Diaper Loving Child Molester to be evaluated

The Crown is hoping to have a diaper-loving Spruce Grove pervert who molested his young niece and downloaded child pornography bundled up for a long time.

Prosecutor Diane Hollinshead today asked a Stony Plain judge to order a psychiatric assessment of the 46-year-old man to be used in a long-term offender hearing.

The man’s defence lawyer opposed the assessment and the two sides are slated to argue the point on March 19.

Offenders who are declared long-term offenders can be ordered supervised in the community for up to 10 years following the completion of their prison sentence.

The man, who cannot be identified to protect the identity of his victim, earlier pleaded guilty to sexual interference, possession of child porn and accessing child porn.

According to agreed facts, police raided the Spruce Grove home the man shared with his mom and seized about 1,100 DVDs and CDs with titles such as Incest, Teen Tryout and Little Girls, eight computer hard drives, eight large “child” dolls and adult diapers.

After he was arrested at his workplace, police also found an MP3 player, two boxes of mini-CDs containing child porn and another adult diaper.

He confessed to listening to child porn audio files on his MP3 player and said listening to the stories helped him understand the bad things he had done in the past.

Police had first begun investigating the man in October 2006 and had discovered he was using an eBay account to buy adult diapers from “DiaperDad1,” an online store selling diapers to the “adult baby” community.

He spoke to police about his diaper fetish as well as the dolls seized from his home and said: “I substitute with a doll so I don’t really do it with children.”

After his arrest the man confessed to his mom that he had molested his niece, now 11, and police determined it had happened when she was between three and four.

Published in: on February 26, 2008 at 7:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

Diaper Loving Child Molester to be evaluated

The Crown is hoping to have a diaper-loving Spruce Grove pervert who molested his young niece and downloaded child pornography bundled up for a long time.

Prosecutor Diane Hollinshead today asked a Stony Plain judge to order a psychiatric assessment of the 46-year-old man to be used in a long-term offender hearing.

The man’s defence lawyer opposed the assessment and the two sides are slated to argue the point on March 19.

Offenders who are declared long-term offenders can be ordered supervised in the community for up to 10 years following the completion of their prison sentence.

The man, who cannot be identified to protect the identity of his victim, earlier pleaded guilty to sexual interference, possession of child porn and accessing child porn.

According to agreed facts, police raided the Spruce Grove home the man shared with his mom and seized about 1,100 DVDs and CDs with titles such as Incest, Teen Tryout and Little Girls, eight computer hard drives, eight large “child” dolls and adult diapers.

After he was arrested at his workplace, police also found an MP3 player, two boxes of mini-CDs containing child porn and another adult diaper.

He confessed to listening to child porn audio files on his MP3 player and said listening to the stories helped him understand the bad things he had done in the past.

Police had first begun investigating the man in October 2006 and had discovered he was using an eBay account to buy adult diapers from “DiaperDad1,” an online store selling diapers to the “adult baby” community.

He spoke to police about his diaper fetish as well as the dolls seized from his home and said: “I substitute with a doll so I don’t really do it with children.”

After his arrest the man confessed to his mom that he had molested his niece, now 11, and police determined it had happened when she was between three and four.

Published in: on February 26, 2008 at 7:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

David J. Edwards – Convicted Pedophile Offers Cheap Babysitting Services

“25% of sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
…..says Sarah Tofte


Waupun police have arrested a sex offender who they said was offering cheap baby-sitting services.

Police said they were notified on Feb. 19 by a Waupun woman that David J. Edwards had made numerous contacts with her.

Investigators said he told the woman that he loved children and that he “baby-sat real cheap.”

Police arrested Edwards on Thursday.

According to the state’s sex offender Web site, Edwards was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child in 1995 in Dodge County.

Published in: on February 25, 2008 at 6:34 am  Leave a Comment  

David J. Edwards – Convicted Pedophile Offers Cheap Babysitting Services

“25% of sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
…..says Sarah Tofte


Waupun police have arrested a sex offender who they said was offering cheap baby-sitting services.

Police said they were notified on Feb. 19 by a Waupun woman that David J. Edwards had made numerous contacts with her.

Investigators said he told the woman that he loved children and that he “baby-sat real cheap.”

Police arrested Edwards on Thursday.

According to the state’s sex offender Web site, Edwards was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child in 1995 in Dodge County.

Published in: on February 25, 2008 at 6:34 am  Leave a Comment  

WANTED: Bill Dwayne Dulen – Child Molester and Producer of Child Porn


A Roosevelt man missing since January and suspected of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of production and possession of child pornography.

Bill Dwayne Dulen, 40, has been missing since Jan. 5, when his wife confronted him in a phone call with allegations of child sex abuse after she found a note from the alleged victim to her husband in the couple’s home. There is an outstanding warrant for Dulen’s arrest on two state counts of aggravated sex abuse of a child.

According to a two-count indictment handed up Wednesday in U.S. District Court, Dulen convinced his alleged victim — for a period of two years — to engage in sexually explicit conduct while he photographed her. He is also accused of having child pornography on a computer seized from his home following his disappearance.

Roosevelt Police Lt. Ben Lemmon said investigators have had no luck tracking down Dulen since his abandoned truck was found in a remote area of Uintah County two days after the confrontation with his wife. Several searches of the area turned up footprints leaving the vehicle’s passenger side and walking back to another set of tire tracks. There were no other footprints in the freshly fallen snow.

Published in: on February 24, 2008 at 9:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

WANTED: Bill Dwayne Dulen – Child Molester and Producer of Child Porn


A Roosevelt man missing since January and suspected of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of production and possession of child pornography.

Bill Dwayne Dulen, 40, has been missing since Jan. 5, when his wife confronted him in a phone call with allegations of child sex abuse after she found a note from the alleged victim to her husband in the couple’s home. There is an outstanding warrant for Dulen’s arrest on two state counts of aggravated sex abuse of a child.

According to a two-count indictment handed up Wednesday in U.S. District Court, Dulen convinced his alleged victim — for a period of two years — to engage in sexually explicit conduct while he photographed her. He is also accused of having child pornography on a computer seized from his home following his disappearance.

Roosevelt Police Lt. Ben Lemmon said investigators have had no luck tracking down Dulen since his abandoned truck was found in a remote area of Uintah County two days after the confrontation with his wife. Several searches of the area turned up footprints leaving the vehicle’s passenger side and walking back to another set of tire tracks. There were no other footprints in the freshly fallen snow.

Published in: on February 24, 2008 at 9:40 pm  Leave a Comment