Aaron Michael Winston – Repeat Sex Offender


Officials of a Muskegon homeless shelter say they weren’t aware they were housing a convicted sex offender who is now charged with molesting a young teenage boy at a Fruitport Township church.

Aaron Michael Winston, 21, who listed his address as the Muskegon Rescue Mission, 400 W. Laketon, was arraigned Thursday before 60th District Judge Harold F. Closz III.

Winston is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct during a felony, accosting a child for immoral purposes and failing to comply with the sex offender registration act. The basis for the third charge was unclear.

“It makes me feel sick,” said Carla Skoglund, Rescue Mission executive director. “We didn’t know that he was on probation or a sex offender.

“When we know it, we work closely with the probation officer and police department.”

Winston had registered his address on the sex offender registry as the Rescue Mission. The state sex offender registry is readily available for public viewing on the Internet.

The Rescue Mission doesn’t run background checks on people as a condition for receiving help, Skoglund said. Under the shelter’s current policy, staff would not learn about a person’s background unless they volunteered the information or a probation officer informs them, she said.

Even if Rescue Mission staff had known Winston was a convicted sex offender, they wouldn’t have denied him services, Skoglund said. They would have watched him and reported any suspicious activity to police and the probation officer, Skoglund said.

There were no outward signs that Winston posed a threat to anyone, she said.

“He was really mild-mannered,” she said. “He would sweep the floors and leave. He was very low-key.”

The incident involving Winston occurred at Broadway Baptist Church, 2860 S. Oak Lane, during a church service Sunday, according to Fruitport Township police.

According to police, Winston followed the boy into a church bathroom. Winston allegedly showed the boy photographs of naked men that were on the defendant’s cell phone, police said.

Winston then allegedly offered the boy $20 to expose himself. The boy declined, and as he tried to leave, Winston allegedly touched the boy’s genital area on the outside of his clothing, police said.

Winston was not affiliated with the church, other than occasionally attending it, officials said.

The Rev. Don Letson, said the church has several bus routes that pick up people to attend services. One is an adult route that goes by the Rescue Mission every week. It was that bus that Winston rode to the church on Sunday.

Letson said he did not blame the Rescue Mission for the incident.

Aaron Michael Winston – Repeat Sex Offender


Officials of a Muskegon homeless shelter say they weren’t aware they were housing a convicted sex offender who is now charged with molesting a young teenage boy at a Fruitport Township church.

Aaron Michael Winston, 21, who listed his address as the Muskegon Rescue Mission, 400 W. Laketon, was arraigned Thursday before 60th District Judge Harold F. Closz III.

Winston is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct during a felony, accosting a child for immoral purposes and failing to comply with the sex offender registration act. The basis for the third charge was unclear.

“It makes me feel sick,” said Carla Skoglund, Rescue Mission executive director. “We didn’t know that he was on probation or a sex offender.

“When we know it, we work closely with the probation officer and police department.”

Winston had registered his address on the sex offender registry as the Rescue Mission. The state sex offender registry is readily available for public viewing on the Internet.

The Rescue Mission doesn’t run background checks on people as a condition for receiving help, Skoglund said. Under the shelter’s current policy, staff would not learn about a person’s background unless they volunteered the information or a probation officer informs them, she said.

Even if Rescue Mission staff had known Winston was a convicted sex offender, they wouldn’t have denied him services, Skoglund said. They would have watched him and reported any suspicious activity to police and the probation officer, Skoglund said.

There were no outward signs that Winston posed a threat to anyone, she said.

“He was really mild-mannered,” she said. “He would sweep the floors and leave. He was very low-key.”

The incident involving Winston occurred at Broadway Baptist Church, 2860 S. Oak Lane, during a church service Sunday, according to Fruitport Township police.

According to police, Winston followed the boy into a church bathroom. Winston allegedly showed the boy photographs of naked men that were on the defendant’s cell phone, police said.

Winston then allegedly offered the boy $20 to expose himself. The boy declined, and as he tried to leave, Winston allegedly touched the boy’s genital area on the outside of his clothing, police said.

Winston was not affiliated with the church, other than occasionally attending it, officials said.

The Rev. Don Letson, said the church has several bus routes that pick up people to attend services. One is an adult route that goes by the Rescue Mission every week. It was that bus that Winston rode to the church on Sunday.

Letson said he did not blame the Rescue Mission for the incident.

Scott Phaneuf – Most Wanted Sex Offender – Captured

Conviction(s)
Offenses=1 Conviction=RAPE AND ABUSE OF CHILD Conviction Date=5/3/1982
Offenses=1 Conviction=INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE Conviction Date=7/9/1982
Offenses=1 Conviction=INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A PERSON AGED 14 OR OLDER Conviction Date=5/28/1999
“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
….. Sarah Tofte


One of the state’s 10 most-wanted sex offenders was captured at his mother’s Merrimac home, marking the sixth arrest made from the list of the 10 most dangerous offenders since the beginning of February.

Haverhill resident Scott Phaneuf, 38, was found hiding in a closet Thursday. He had been wanted by Haverhill and Salisbury police on charges of failing to register as a Level 3 sex offender, which is the most dangerous level.

Phaneuf’s mother said she had no comment regarding the charges her son faces.

“As he was classified as a Level 3 offender by the board it means he had to register at the local police department wherever he was living,” Haverhill police Detective Karen Currier said. “He failed to tell me he had changed his address.”

Phaneuf had been registered to a Haverhill address, but when Currier went to do a home check, she found he was no longer living there.

Phaneuf was convicted of raping a child in 1982 and of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 in 1999, according to the state’s sex offender registry Web site.

According to Newburyport District Court records, Phaneuf was found guilty of driving without a license in May 2005. He had charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon dismissed in January 2006 stemming from an incident in Salisbury.

Last March, Phaneuf was issued a summons on charges of failing to register with the Salisbury police as a sex offender. Currier, who led the investigation, was issued a warrant for his arrest in November.

He is classified as a “high-risk level three sex offender” by the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board.

The 6-foot, 240-pound fugitive was caught without resistance by Haverhill police and the state police fugitive apprehension section after 10 a.m.

Phaneuf was in Haverhill District Court yesterday where he pleaded not guilty to the charges of failing to register. Judge Stephen Abany ordered Phaneuf held on $5,000 cash bail.

Phaneuf is due back in court on March 26 for a probable cause hearing, said Steve O’Connell, spokesman for District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.

13% of all new sex crimes are committed by
registered sex offenders.
Currently registered sex offenders are
one fifth of one percent of the population


0.2% of the population is committing 13%
of all NEW sex crimes
per Sarah Tofte

Scott Phaneuf – Most Wanted Sex Offender – Captured

Conviction(s)
Offenses=1 Conviction=RAPE AND ABUSE OF CHILD Conviction Date=5/3/1982
Offenses=1 Conviction=INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE Conviction Date=7/9/1982
Offenses=1 Conviction=INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A PERSON AGED 14 OR OLDER Conviction Date=5/28/1999
“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
….. Sarah Tofte


One of the state’s 10 most-wanted sex offenders was captured at his mother’s Merrimac home, marking the sixth arrest made from the list of the 10 most dangerous offenders since the beginning of February.

Haverhill resident Scott Phaneuf, 38, was found hiding in a closet Thursday. He had been wanted by Haverhill and Salisbury police on charges of failing to register as a Level 3 sex offender, which is the most dangerous level.

Phaneuf’s mother said she had no comment regarding the charges her son faces.

“As he was classified as a Level 3 offender by the board it means he had to register at the local police department wherever he was living,” Haverhill police Detective Karen Currier said. “He failed to tell me he had changed his address.”

Phaneuf had been registered to a Haverhill address, but when Currier went to do a home check, she found he was no longer living there.

Phaneuf was convicted of raping a child in 1982 and of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 in 1999, according to the state’s sex offender registry Web site.

According to Newburyport District Court records, Phaneuf was found guilty of driving without a license in May 2005. He had charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon dismissed in January 2006 stemming from an incident in Salisbury.

Last March, Phaneuf was issued a summons on charges of failing to register with the Salisbury police as a sex offender. Currier, who led the investigation, was issued a warrant for his arrest in November.

He is classified as a “high-risk level three sex offender” by the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board.

The 6-foot, 240-pound fugitive was caught without resistance by Haverhill police and the state police fugitive apprehension section after 10 a.m.

Phaneuf was in Haverhill District Court yesterday where he pleaded not guilty to the charges of failing to register. Judge Stephen Abany ordered Phaneuf held on $5,000 cash bail.

Phaneuf is due back in court on March 26 for a probable cause hearing, said Steve O’Connell, spokesman for District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.

13% of all new sex crimes are committed by
registered sex offenders.
Currently registered sex offenders are
one fifth of one percent of the population


0.2% of the population is committing 13%
of all NEW sex crimes
per Sarah Tofte

Scott Phaneuf – Most Wanted Sex Offender – Captured

Conviction(s)
Offenses=1 Conviction=RAPE AND ABUSE OF CHILD Conviction Date=5/3/1982
Offenses=1 Conviction=INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE Conviction Date=7/9/1982
Offenses=1 Conviction=INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A PERSON AGED 14 OR OLDER Conviction Date=5/28/1999
“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
….. Sarah Tofte


One of the state’s 10 most-wanted sex offenders was captured at his mother’s Merrimac home, marking the sixth arrest made from the list of the 10 most dangerous offenders since the beginning of February.

Haverhill resident Scott Phaneuf, 38, was found hiding in a closet Thursday. He had been wanted by Haverhill and Salisbury police on charges of failing to register as a Level 3 sex offender, which is the most dangerous level.

Phaneuf’s mother said she had no comment regarding the charges her son faces.

“As he was classified as a Level 3 offender by the board it means he had to register at the local police department wherever he was living,” Haverhill police Detective Karen Currier said. “He failed to tell me he had changed his address.”

Phaneuf had been registered to a Haverhill address, but when Currier went to do a home check, she found he was no longer living there.

Phaneuf was convicted of raping a child in 1982 and of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 in 1999, according to the state’s sex offender registry Web site.

According to Newburyport District Court records, Phaneuf was found guilty of driving without a license in May 2005. He had charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon dismissed in January 2006 stemming from an incident in Salisbury.

Last March, Phaneuf was issued a summons on charges of failing to register with the Salisbury police as a sex offender. Currier, who led the investigation, was issued a warrant for his arrest in November.

He is classified as a “high-risk level three sex offender” by the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board.

The 6-foot, 240-pound fugitive was caught without resistance by Haverhill police and the state police fugitive apprehension section after 10 a.m.

Phaneuf was in Haverhill District Court yesterday where he pleaded not guilty to the charges of failing to register. Judge Stephen Abany ordered Phaneuf held on $5,000 cash bail.

Phaneuf is due back in court on March 26 for a probable cause hearing, said Steve O’Connell, spokesman for District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.

13% of all new sex crimes are committed by
registered sex offenders.
Currently registered sex offenders are
one fifth of one percent of the population


0.2% of the population is committing 13%
of all NEW sex crimes
per Sarah Tofte

Michael Dale Hammond – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Molester

Hammond is accused of molesting the children — ages 3, 7, and 10 — at his home over a period of three weeks

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

A registered sex offender was charged with raping three young children, Delaware State Police said Friday.

Michael Dale Hammond, 27, of Delmar was charged with eight counts of second-degree rape, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual contact and one count each of first-degree rape and terroristic threatening, police said.

Hammond is accused of molesting the children — ages 3, 7, and 10 — at his home over a period of three weeks, said state police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier.

The children were visiting a relative, who at the time, was Hammond’s girlfriend.

Hammond is listed as a medium-risk registered sexual offender in Delaware as a result of a Maryland conviction for third-degree sexual offense from a 2006 incident. Hammond’s sentence of three years in prison was suspended and he was on two years of supervised probation, according to court records.

Police said Hammond was in compliance with Delaware’s registry requirements.

Fournier said the complaint was filed by the mother of the victims earlier this week.

On Tuesday, Hammond was taken to the DSP’s Georgetown Troop and processed, police said.

Hammond has been arraigned on the charges and was committed to Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown on $294,000 bond.

Anyone who has had similar contact with Hammond is encouraged to call the Delaware State Police at 302-856-5850, ext. 316.

Fred Miller, III – Repeat Sex Offender

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

Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Winston-Salem registered sex offender in connection with the rape of an elderly woman last summer.

Fred Miller, III, faces first-degree rape and robbery charges in the rape an elderly woman in her yard on Langden Drive last July.

Investigators said they took DNA evidence from Miller in January after he violated his registration requirements.

Miller is in jail on a $475,000 secured bond.

His next court date is scheduled for March 14.

13% of all new sex crimes are committed by
registered sex offenders.
Currently registered sex offenders are
one fifth of one percent of the population


0.2% of the population is committing 13%
of all NEW sex crimes
per Sarah Tofte
Published in: on March 1, 2008 at 10:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

Fred Miller, III – Repeat Sex Offender

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

Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Winston-Salem registered sex offender in connection with the rape of an elderly woman last summer.

Fred Miller, III, faces first-degree rape and robbery charges in the rape an elderly woman in her yard on Langden Drive last July.

Investigators said they took DNA evidence from Miller in January after he violated his registration requirements.

Miller is in jail on a $475,000 secured bond.

His next court date is scheduled for March 14.

13% of all new sex crimes are committed by
registered sex offenders.
Currently registered sex offenders are
one fifth of one percent of the population


0.2% of the population is committing 13%
of all NEW sex crimes
per Sarah Tofte
Published in: on March 1, 2008 at 10:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

Michael Dale Hammond – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Molester

Hammond is accused of molesting the children — ages 3, 7, and 10 — at his home over a period of three weeks

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

A registered sex offender was charged with raping three young children, Delaware State Police said Friday.

Michael Dale Hammond, 27, of Delmar was charged with eight counts of second-degree rape, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual contact and one count each of first-degree rape and terroristic threatening, police said.

Hammond is accused of molesting the children — ages 3, 7, and 10 — at his home over a period of three weeks, said state police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier.

The children were visiting a relative, who at the time, was Hammond’s girlfriend.

Hammond is listed as a medium-risk registered sexual offender in Delaware as a result of a Maryland conviction for third-degree sexual offense from a 2006 incident. Hammond’s sentence of three years in prison was suspended and he was on two years of supervised probation, according to court records.

Police said Hammond was in compliance with Delaware’s registry requirements.

Fournier said the complaint was filed by the mother of the victims earlier this week.

On Tuesday, Hammond was taken to the DSP’s Georgetown Troop and processed, police said.

Hammond has been arraigned on the charges and was committed to Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown on $294,000 bond.

Anyone who has had similar contact with Hammond is encouraged to call the Delaware State Police at 302-856-5850, ext. 316.

Fred Miller, III – Repeat Sex Offender

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

Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Winston-Salem registered sex offender in connection with the rape of an elderly woman last summer.

Fred Miller, III, faces first-degree rape and robbery charges in the rape an elderly woman in her yard on Langden Drive last July.

Investigators said they took DNA evidence from Miller in January after he violated his registration requirements.

Miller is in jail on a $475,000 secured bond.

His next court date is scheduled for March 14.

13% of all new sex crimes are committed by
registered sex offenders.
Currently registered sex offenders are
one fifth of one percent of the population


0.2% of the population is committing 13%
of all NEW sex crimes
per Sarah Tofte
Published in: on March 1, 2008 at 10:26 pm  Comments (1)