Andrew "Rich" Cummings – Repeat Sex Offender

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

A registered sex offender suspected of molesting his 10-year-old relative was arrested Monday.

Phoenix police detectives booked Andrew “Rich” Cummings, 59, into the Maricopa County Jail following an investigation that revealed he sexually molested a 10-year-old girl, police said.

Police said they were contacted by the child’s mother after she witnessed some suspicious activity between the man and the girl. They arrested Cummings near 37th Avenue and Thunderbird Road in connection with the molestation.

Cummings is related to the victim, but does not live in the same house. He allegedly spent time building a relationship with the girl and had molested her over the course of two to three years, police said.

Police are asking that anyone with information on this or other incidents involving Cummings call the Phoenix Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit at 602-534-3203 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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

Andrew "Rich" Cummings – Repeat Sex Offender

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

A registered sex offender suspected of molesting his 10-year-old relative was arrested Monday.

Phoenix police detectives booked Andrew “Rich” Cummings, 59, into the Maricopa County Jail following an investigation that revealed he sexually molested a 10-year-old girl, police said.

Police said they were contacted by the child’s mother after she witnessed some suspicious activity between the man and the girl. They arrested Cummings near 37th Avenue and Thunderbird Road in connection with the molestation.

Cummings is related to the victim, but does not live in the same house. He allegedly spent time building a relationship with the girl and had molested her over the course of two to three years, police said.

Police are asking that anyone with information on this or other incidents involving Cummings call the Phoenix Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit at 602-534-3203 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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

Bob Clay "Bobby" Gober Jr – Repeat Sex Offender

When statutory rape….isn’t really statutory rape

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


Bob Clay “Bobby” Gober Jr., 22, was sentenced Monday in the Haywood county Superior Court to serve a minimum of 20 years, 1 month in prison for crimes against a teenaged girl.

Gober pleaded guilty to four felonies, two counts of attempted statutory rape of a minor, attempted statutory sexual offense of a minor and indecent liberties. Superior Court Judge Ronald Payne imposed the sentence, which carries a maximum sentence of 24 years, 11 months.

Gober, a Buncombe County man, had previous convictions in Buncombe County for felonious restraint and failing to register as a sex offender.

“I personally prepared for this case for trial with my assistant district attorney Jim Moore,” District Attorney Mike Bonfoey said. “I worked closely with the victim, her family and the investigating officer in preparing the evidence and the young witness for trial. The investigating officer, Det. Heidi Van Dine of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office, did excellent police work in working this case.”

The crimes were committed by Gober in February of 2007. He was arrested in April after fleeing North Carolina and being caught in South Carolina.

In December 2006 Gober was released from the N.C. Department of Corrections after completing a short prison sentence for his Buncombe County crimes. Within a month of being released, Gober befriended the family of the victim. Shortly thereafter, Gober made romantic advances toward the victim, who was 13 at the time, by kissing her. The victim’s family discovered Gober’s advances and told him his actions were inappropriate. The victim’s family also told him to stay away from their daughter and their home.

Gober secretly continued to pursue the teenager and he increased his pressure on her to submit to his sexual advances. On at least four occasions in February 2007, Gober committed his crimes with the victim. Gober deceived the victim into thinking that he and she would run away and get married. The family of the victim discovered the crimes only after the victim told her parents of the events.

Van Dine began an investigation, during which Gober confessed to his crimes and admitted that he was “attracted to younger girls.” The victim of his crime in Buncombe County was also a teenaged female.

“The evidence against Gober was strong,” Bonfoey said. “It is great when the investigation is done well, the victim is cooperative and the evidence is strong. My office is pleased with the length of the sentence.

“Sexual predators and child molesters should be in prison in order for our children and our communities to be kept safe.”

Bob Clay "Bobby" Gober Jr – Repeat Sex Offender

When statutory rape….isn’t really statutory rape

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


Bob Clay “Bobby” Gober Jr., 22, was sentenced Monday in the Haywood county Superior Court to serve a minimum of 20 years, 1 month in prison for crimes against a teenaged girl.

Gober pleaded guilty to four felonies, two counts of attempted statutory rape of a minor, attempted statutory sexual offense of a minor and indecent liberties. Superior Court Judge Ronald Payne imposed the sentence, which carries a maximum sentence of 24 years, 11 months.

Gober, a Buncombe County man, had previous convictions in Buncombe County for felonious restraint and failing to register as a sex offender.

“I personally prepared for this case for trial with my assistant district attorney Jim Moore,” District Attorney Mike Bonfoey said. “I worked closely with the victim, her family and the investigating officer in preparing the evidence and the young witness for trial. The investigating officer, Det. Heidi Van Dine of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office, did excellent police work in working this case.”

The crimes were committed by Gober in February of 2007. He was arrested in April after fleeing North Carolina and being caught in South Carolina.

In December 2006 Gober was released from the N.C. Department of Corrections after completing a short prison sentence for his Buncombe County crimes. Within a month of being released, Gober befriended the family of the victim. Shortly thereafter, Gober made romantic advances toward the victim, who was 13 at the time, by kissing her. The victim’s family discovered Gober’s advances and told him his actions were inappropriate. The victim’s family also told him to stay away from their daughter and their home.

Gober secretly continued to pursue the teenager and he increased his pressure on her to submit to his sexual advances. On at least four occasions in February 2007, Gober committed his crimes with the victim. Gober deceived the victim into thinking that he and she would run away and get married. The family of the victim discovered the crimes only after the victim told her parents of the events.

Van Dine began an investigation, during which Gober confessed to his crimes and admitted that he was “attracted to younger girls.” The victim of his crime in Buncombe County was also a teenaged female.

“The evidence against Gober was strong,” Bonfoey said. “It is great when the investigation is done well, the victim is cooperative and the evidence is strong. My office is pleased with the length of the sentence.

“Sexual predators and child molesters should be in prison in order for our children and our communities to be kept safe.”

Price Nick Miller Jr – Boy Scout Leader Pleads Guilty to Child rape

A former Fircrest Boy Scout leader could face life in prison under a plea agreement.

Sixty-one-year-old Price Nick Miller Jr. of Gig Harbor pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree child rape and second-degree child molesting. Miller faces at least eight years and five months in prison, but he could wind up in confinement indefinitely, depending on how he responds to sex offender treatment. Sentencing is set for April 25.

Miller originally was charged with seven offenses, including first-degree child rape. His guilty plea involves two boys, each 12 to 14 years old, between 2002 and 2004.

Investigators say he knew both families but met one of the boys through the Boy Scouts. Miller was an assistant Scout leader in Fircrest for three years.

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Vast network traded 400,000 Child Porn Images

A federal grand jury in Pensacola, Fla. has returned a 35-count indictment against 12 individuals who engaged in a criminal enterprise involving the advertisement, transportation and shipment of child pornography over a two-year period, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Gregory R. Miller, and FBI Executive Assistant Director J. Stephen Tidwell announced today.

According to the indictment, the 12 men participated since August 2006 in a highly-sophisticated and well-organized scheme to proliferate child sex abuse images to the organization’s membership. Until the group was dismantled by law enforcement, members of the group utilized Internet newsgroups — or large file-sharing networks where text, software, pictures and videos can be traded and shared — to traffic in illegal images and videos depicting prepubescent children, including toddlers, engaged in various sexual and sadistic acts. The group utilized sophisticated encryption methods to avoid detection and traded over 400,000 images and videos of child sexual abuse before being dismantled. The charges were developed after law enforcement infiltrated the group.

The indictment charges the 12 defendants with numerous federal crimes, including engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy, advertisement of child pornography, transportation of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and obstruction of justice. Charged in the indictment are:

— Michael Berger, 33, of Mechanicsville,Va.;

— James Freeman, 47, of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.;

— Ruble Keys, 55, of Medford, Ore.;

— Gary Lakey, 54, of Anderson, Ind.;

— Marvin Lambert, 33, of Indianapolis, Ind.;

— Neville McGarity, 40, of Medina, Texas;

— John Mosman, 46, of Waterbury, Conn.;

— Warren Mumpower, 63, of Spokane, Wash.;

— Raymond Roy, 54, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.;

— Erik Wayerski, 46, of Round Rock, Texas;

— Warren Weber, 56, of Boise, Idaho; and

— Ronald White, 59, of Burlington, N.C.

If convicted of these offenses, each defendant faces a prison sentence of at least 20 years, up to a maximum of life imprisonment, in addition to applicable statutory fines.

Two additional defendants associated with this case were arrested on criminal complaints on February 29, 2008. They are Stepan Bondarenko, 38, of Philadelphia, Pa. and Daniel Castleman, 43, of Lubbock, Texas.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Goldberg of the Northern District of Florida and Trial Attorney LisaMarie Freitas of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Queensland, Australia Police Service, with the assistance of the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) Child Pornography Unit in Germany, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre in the United Kingdom, and the Toronto, Canada Police Department.

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Vast network traded 400,000 Child Porn Images

A federal grand jury in Pensacola, Fla. has returned a 35-count indictment against 12 individuals who engaged in a criminal enterprise involving the advertisement, transportation and shipment of child pornography over a two-year period, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Gregory R. Miller, and FBI Executive Assistant Director J. Stephen Tidwell announced today.

According to the indictment, the 12 men participated since August 2006 in a highly-sophisticated and well-organized scheme to proliferate child sex abuse images to the organization’s membership. Until the group was dismantled by law enforcement, members of the group utilized Internet newsgroups — or large file-sharing networks where text, software, pictures and videos can be traded and shared — to traffic in illegal images and videos depicting prepubescent children, including toddlers, engaged in various sexual and sadistic acts. The group utilized sophisticated encryption methods to avoid detection and traded over 400,000 images and videos of child sexual abuse before being dismantled. The charges were developed after law enforcement infiltrated the group.

The indictment charges the 12 defendants with numerous federal crimes, including engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy, advertisement of child pornography, transportation of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and obstruction of justice. Charged in the indictment are:

— Michael Berger, 33, of Mechanicsville,Va.;

— James Freeman, 47, of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.;

— Ruble Keys, 55, of Medford, Ore.;

— Gary Lakey, 54, of Anderson, Ind.;

— Marvin Lambert, 33, of Indianapolis, Ind.;

— Neville McGarity, 40, of Medina, Texas;

— John Mosman, 46, of Waterbury, Conn.;

— Warren Mumpower, 63, of Spokane, Wash.;

— Raymond Roy, 54, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.;

— Erik Wayerski, 46, of Round Rock, Texas;

— Warren Weber, 56, of Boise, Idaho; and

— Ronald White, 59, of Burlington, N.C.

If convicted of these offenses, each defendant faces a prison sentence of at least 20 years, up to a maximum of life imprisonment, in addition to applicable statutory fines.

Two additional defendants associated with this case were arrested on criminal complaints on February 29, 2008. They are Stepan Bondarenko, 38, of Philadelphia, Pa. and Daniel Castleman, 43, of Lubbock, Texas.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Goldberg of the Northern District of Florida and Trial Attorney LisaMarie Freitas of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Queensland, Australia Police Service, with the assistance of the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) Child Pornography Unit in Germany, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre in the United Kingdom, and the Toronto, Canada Police Department.

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Kevin Odette – Takes a plea

A Genesee County man suspected of molesting more than 70 children has agreed to a plea deal.

Kevin Odette’s attorney says his client will plead guilty to several charges — including six counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct — later this month.

Last fall investigators found dozens of explicit homemade DVDs at his Vienna Township home.

Odette’s attorney says his client agreed to the deal so the victims wouldn’t have to testify at trial.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
….. Sarah Tofte
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Omar Flores – Sexual Predator Captured

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

Los Angeles police identified a suspect in a North Hollywood sexual assault investigation on Tuesday.

Police said at an afternoon news conference that 41-year-old Omar Flores was arrested for his alleged role in the assault.

Flores alleged approached a 12-year-old boy at a bus stop on Sherman Way and Lankershim Boulevard, according to police.

Police said that Flores lured the boy into his car by promising him a lot of money, and then allegedly took photos of the boy with varying levels of clothing on.

The boy did not want to fully remove his clothing and was able to escape, police said.

Bail was set for Flores at $700,000.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to call 1-877-LAWFULL.

Omar Flores – Sexual Predator Captured

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

Los Angeles police identified a suspect in a North Hollywood sexual assault investigation on Tuesday.

Police said at an afternoon news conference that 41-year-old Omar Flores was arrested for his alleged role in the assault.

Flores alleged approached a 12-year-old boy at a bus stop on Sherman Way and Lankershim Boulevard, according to police.

Police said that Flores lured the boy into his car by promising him a lot of money, and then allegedly took photos of the boy with varying levels of clothing on.

The boy did not want to fully remove his clothing and was able to escape, police said.

Bail was set for Flores at $700,000.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to call 1-877-LAWFULL.