Apologist Scumbag Judge Selling out Childrens Rights

“These comments trivialise the crime and make it more difficult for victims – who always feel it is their fault and often don’t believe they will be taken seriously – to come forward,”


A children’s charity attacked a judge yesterday, claiming he was “trivialising” child abuse and making it harder for victims to come forward, after a second sentence he imposed on a child molester was referred to the Court of Appeal because of its leniency.

The child protection charity Kidscape also argued that the judiciary should be given training on the effect of their post-sentence comments.

Judge Julian Hall faced strong criticism yesterday for imposing a three-year supervision order on a 17-year-old boy who abused two children, a girl aged five and a boy of seven. Judge Hall said he did not believe the teenager was sufficiently dangerous to be imprisoned. A two-year jail sentence Judge Hall passed on window cleaner Keith Fenn, 25, last year for raping a 10-year-old girl was doubled by the Court of Appeal. The judge was criticised for describing the victim as “a very young woman of 10” who “liked to dress provocatively”. The judge had also previously caused controversy when he suggested another convicted molester buy his six-year-old victim a bike.

Yesterday, Claude Knights, the director of Kidscape, said such comments and the “derisory” sentences sent the wrong message to victims and parents. “These comments trivialise the crime and make it more difficult for victims – who always feel it is their fault and often don’t believe they will be taken seriously – to come forward,” she said.

Child expert Dr Pat Spungin, who runs the Raisingkids website, said: “The public tends to judge a crime by the sentence, so the sentence should reflect the seriousness of it.”

Published in: on March 25, 2008 at 6:40 am  Leave a Comment  

Ronald L. Farrar – Repeat Sex Offender molested 3 year old child, sentenced under Jessica’s Law

the child in the most recent case
is the daughter of the man
who was a victim of Farrar’s
previous sexual assaults.

Farrar is a repeat sex offender. He was found guilty in 1991 in Aroostook County of two counts of gross sexual assault, two counts of unlawful sexual contact, and assault, and was sentenced to four years in jail, all but one year suspended and five years’ probation, according to Waldo County Assistant District Attorney Eric Walker.

A 20-year prison term handed down Friday to a Waldo County man who sexually assaulted a 3-year-old relative is among the first sentences in the state imposed under the 2006 “Jessica’s law,” which prescribes harsher penalties for repeat offenders and for sex offenses against young children.

Ronald L. Farrar, 59, of Waldo, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, which a state corrections official likened to lifetime probation.

Farrar pleaded guilty on July 10, 2007, in Waldo County Superior Court before Justice Nancy Mills to charges of gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and visual sexual aggression. The offenses, all involving the same girl, occurred Oct. 6, 2006, at Farrar’s home.

Farrar confessed to police that he assaulted the child while baby-sitting her. He told them he was sexually frustrated, anxious and depressed because of a recent bankruptcy filing.

The sentencing hearing Friday in Kennebec County Superior Court was continued from one on Nov. 28, 2007, when Mills halted it and ordered Farrar to undergo a psychological-competency evaluation.

In 2006, the Maine Legislature set 20 years as the base sentence for an offender convicted of gross sexual assault against a child younger than 12. However, the law permits a judge to deviate from the 20 years and does not limit the portion of the sentence that can be suspended, according to Evert Fowle, district attorney in Kennebec and Somerset counties.

The bill initially considered by the Legislature called for mandatory 25-year sentences for first-time offenders convicted of gross sexual assault against a child younger than 12, and life in prison for repeat offenders.

Geoffrey Rushlau, district attorney for Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties and president of the Maine Prosecutors’ Association, said Friday he believes Farrar might be the first person to be sentenced under the new version of the law.

“I have not heard from my colleagues that anyone else has been sentenced under that,” Rushlau said. “It’s hard to think of anybody that merits it more.”

Farrar is a repeat sex offender. He was found guilty in 1991 in Aroostook County of two counts of gross sexual assault, two counts of unlawful sexual contact, and assault, and was sentenced to four years in jail, all but one year suspended and five years’ probation, according to Waldo County Assistant District Attorney Eric Walker.

Walker said the child in the most recent case is the daughter of the man who was a victim of Farrar’s previous sexual assaults.

Walker said the child is the fourth victim of a sex crime by Farrar. “He has gone to prison, gone to jail and been through counseling,” Walker said. “He obviously knew this behavior was not acceptable.”

Denise Lord, deputy commissioner of the Department of Corrections, said supervised released would be similar to a lifetime probation.

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

Ronald L. Farrar – Repeat Sex Offender molested 3 year old child, sentenced under Jessica’s Law

the child in the most recent case
is the daughter of the man
who was a victim of Farrar’s
previous sexual assaults.

Farrar is a repeat sex offender. He was found guilty in 1991 in Aroostook County of two counts of gross sexual assault, two counts of unlawful sexual contact, and assault, and was sentenced to four years in jail, all but one year suspended and five years’ probation, according to Waldo County Assistant District Attorney Eric Walker.

A 20-year prison term handed down Friday to a Waldo County man who sexually assaulted a 3-year-old relative is among the first sentences in the state imposed under the 2006 “Jessica’s law,” which prescribes harsher penalties for repeat offenders and for sex offenses against young children.

Ronald L. Farrar, 59, of Waldo, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, which a state corrections official likened to lifetime probation.

Farrar pleaded guilty on July 10, 2007, in Waldo County Superior Court before Justice Nancy Mills to charges of gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and visual sexual aggression. The offenses, all involving the same girl, occurred Oct. 6, 2006, at Farrar’s home.

Farrar confessed to police that he assaulted the child while baby-sitting her. He told them he was sexually frustrated, anxious and depressed because of a recent bankruptcy filing.

The sentencing hearing Friday in Kennebec County Superior Court was continued from one on Nov. 28, 2007, when Mills halted it and ordered Farrar to undergo a psychological-competency evaluation.

In 2006, the Maine Legislature set 20 years as the base sentence for an offender convicted of gross sexual assault against a child younger than 12. However, the law permits a judge to deviate from the 20 years and does not limit the portion of the sentence that can be suspended, according to Evert Fowle, district attorney in Kennebec and Somerset counties.

The bill initially considered by the Legislature called for mandatory 25-year sentences for first-time offenders convicted of gross sexual assault against a child younger than 12, and life in prison for repeat offenders.

Geoffrey Rushlau, district attorney for Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties and president of the Maine Prosecutors’ Association, said Friday he believes Farrar might be the first person to be sentenced under the new version of the law.

“I have not heard from my colleagues that anyone else has been sentenced under that,” Rushlau said. “It’s hard to think of anybody that merits it more.”

Farrar is a repeat sex offender. He was found guilty in 1991 in Aroostook County of two counts of gross sexual assault, two counts of unlawful sexual contact, and assault, and was sentenced to four years in jail, all but one year suspended and five years’ probation, according to Waldo County Assistant District Attorney Eric Walker.

Walker said the child in the most recent case is the daughter of the man who was a victim of Farrar’s previous sexual assaults.

Walker said the child is the fourth victim of a sex crime by Farrar. “He has gone to prison, gone to jail and been through counseling,” Walker said. “He obviously knew this behavior was not acceptable.”

Denise Lord, deputy commissioner of the Department of Corrections, said supervised released would be similar to a lifetime probation.

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

Earl Stefanson – "Silence of the Lambs" Pervert

“was beaten from her head to her toes, from her front to her back, from one side of her body to the other”


An Oakland roofer is a predatory sadist who tortured and fatally beat his girlfriend in a home that reminded one police investigator of “The Silence of the Lambs” and tormented two other women he dated, a prosecutor told jurors today.

Earl Stefanson, 43, preyed on three “lost souls” who were hooked on methamphetamine, prosecutor Casey Bates said in his closing argument in Alameda County Superior Court, where Stefanson is accused of murder, torture and false imprisonment.

Stefanson is accused of killing Leslie Lamb, 36, of San Leandro at his home on Coolidge Avenue in Oakland’s Dimond district in August 2006. Stefanson dressed Lamb in fresh clothes after beating and kicking her unconscious and breaking seven of her ribs, then delivered her to Highland Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Bates said.

Dressing Lamb in unbloodied clothes, the prosecutor said, amounted to “B.S.”

“This is a fabrication,” Bates said. “This is manufacturing evidence. This is an effort to fool people. This is deliberate. This is willful. This is murder.”

Lamb “was beaten from her head to her toes, from her front to her back, from one side of her body to the other,” Bates said, showing jurors autopsy photos after giving Lamb’s family a chance to leave the Oakland courtroom.

“A person can be judged by their actions,” the prosecutor added. “Their actions tell us who they are. Mr. Stefanson is a dark soul.”

Stefanson’s attorney, Ted Berry, countered in his closing argument today that prosecutors had proved nothing beyond a reasonable doubt except for a charge that his client illegally possessed a firearm.

Berry said some people pay money to be beaten and all but suggested that the women Stefanson allegedly abused could have been willing participants.

“If that’s true, then even if you find that the acts which are alleged to have been done were done by Mr. Stefanson, it absolves him from the responsibility because they agreed,” Berry said.

Stefanson, the son of an ex-president of the Hells Angels’ Oakland chapter, took the stand during his trial and denied assaulting the women or killing Lamb.

He said Lamb appeared to be drugged and slurring her words when the two had sex at his home. The defense has suggested that Lamb was suicidal or died of a methamphetamine overdose.

Bates said today that Stefanson gave Lamb two black eyes in the months before she died and assaulted two previous girlfriends, Zeba Wahed and Kristen Nielsen, from 2004 to 2006.

Stefanson locked Wahed in a U-Haul trailer at his home for at least 12 hours, Wahed testified. She also said Stefanson had forced her into a garage at his previous home on Stella Street in Oakland, where he prevented her from taking antibiotics and pain medication she had been prescribed after undergoing surgery.

According to the prosecutor, blood belonging to Wahed and Lamb was found in Stefanson’s home, and his DNA was found in Lamb’s mouth. Stefanson sanded the wood floor where Lamb’s blood was found, Bates said.

Police have said that when they searched Stefanson’s home, they found a basement chamber that was reminiscent of “The Silence of the Lambs,” the 1991 movie in which a psychopathic serial killer imprisons and skins his victims. Stefanson’s home was boarded up and covered with soundproofing material, authorities said.

Stefanson testified that the house had been in that condition because he was remodeling it.

Published in: on March 25, 2008 at 5:51 am  Leave a Comment  

Earl Stefanson – "Silence of the Lambs" Pervert

“was beaten from her head to her toes, from her front to her back, from one side of her body to the other”


An Oakland roofer is a predatory sadist who tortured and fatally beat his girlfriend in a home that reminded one police investigator of “The Silence of the Lambs” and tormented two other women he dated, a prosecutor told jurors today.

Earl Stefanson, 43, preyed on three “lost souls” who were hooked on methamphetamine, prosecutor Casey Bates said in his closing argument in Alameda County Superior Court, where Stefanson is accused of murder, torture and false imprisonment.

Stefanson is accused of killing Leslie Lamb, 36, of San Leandro at his home on Coolidge Avenue in Oakland’s Dimond district in August 2006. Stefanson dressed Lamb in fresh clothes after beating and kicking her unconscious and breaking seven of her ribs, then delivered her to Highland Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Bates said.

Dressing Lamb in unbloodied clothes, the prosecutor said, amounted to “B.S.”

“This is a fabrication,” Bates said. “This is manufacturing evidence. This is an effort to fool people. This is deliberate. This is willful. This is murder.”

Lamb “was beaten from her head to her toes, from her front to her back, from one side of her body to the other,” Bates said, showing jurors autopsy photos after giving Lamb’s family a chance to leave the Oakland courtroom.

“A person can be judged by their actions,” the prosecutor added. “Their actions tell us who they are. Mr. Stefanson is a dark soul.”

Stefanson’s attorney, Ted Berry, countered in his closing argument today that prosecutors had proved nothing beyond a reasonable doubt except for a charge that his client illegally possessed a firearm.

Berry said some people pay money to be beaten and all but suggested that the women Stefanson allegedly abused could have been willing participants.

“If that’s true, then even if you find that the acts which are alleged to have been done were done by Mr. Stefanson, it absolves him from the responsibility because they agreed,” Berry said.

Stefanson, the son of an ex-president of the Hells Angels’ Oakland chapter, took the stand during his trial and denied assaulting the women or killing Lamb.

He said Lamb appeared to be drugged and slurring her words when the two had sex at his home. The defense has suggested that Lamb was suicidal or died of a methamphetamine overdose.

Bates said today that Stefanson gave Lamb two black eyes in the months before she died and assaulted two previous girlfriends, Zeba Wahed and Kristen Nielsen, from 2004 to 2006.

Stefanson locked Wahed in a U-Haul trailer at his home for at least 12 hours, Wahed testified. She also said Stefanson had forced her into a garage at his previous home on Stella Street in Oakland, where he prevented her from taking antibiotics and pain medication she had been prescribed after undergoing surgery.

According to the prosecutor, blood belonging to Wahed and Lamb was found in Stefanson’s home, and his DNA was found in Lamb’s mouth. Stefanson sanded the wood floor where Lamb’s blood was found, Bates said.

Police have said that when they searched Stefanson’s home, they found a basement chamber that was reminiscent of “The Silence of the Lambs,” the 1991 movie in which a psychopathic serial killer imprisons and skins his victims. Stefanson’s home was boarded up and covered with soundproofing material, authorities said.

Stefanson testified that the house had been in that condition because he was remodeling it.

Published in: on March 25, 2008 at 5:51 am  Leave a Comment  

Richard Vorreyer – Arrested Child Molester


A neighborhood can’t believe one of their own is in jail tonight charged with child molestation and aggravated sexual battery.

Fifty year old Richard Vorreyer of Perry is in the Houston County jail while sheriff’s deputies investigate.

“It’s hard to trust your kids around anybody because you don’t know. I mean, I would’ve never guessed he would’ve done something like this,” said neighbor Tina Watkins.

She said she lives down the street from Vorreyer and does maintenance work in the Pecan Grove Trailer Park in Perry.

Perry Police Captain Heath Dykes said Vorreyer went to police and confessed to molesting children.

Now Houston County investigators are trying to find out if other kids in Houston County and Georgia could be victims.

“We’re all in shock,” Watkins said. “I mean, like I said, I mean, he’s been in our house. You know the kids are always going up to him. He’s a real friendly guy. This is just unbelievable.”

Watkins husband Win agreed. “Makes you wonder about the safety of your kids. It just, it scares you to death. I don’t know what to think.”

They say dozens of kids live in the neighborhood.

Neighbors say Vorreyer’s daughter is the trailer park’s landlord.

No one answered when we went to the leasing office.

Sergeant Keel Broom with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office said he can’t comment on the case because it’s under investigation.

Published in: on March 25, 2008 at 5:06 am  Leave a Comment  

Richard Vorreyer – Arrested Child Molester


A neighborhood can’t believe one of their own is in jail tonight charged with child molestation and aggravated sexual battery.

Fifty year old Richard Vorreyer of Perry is in the Houston County jail while sheriff’s deputies investigate.

“It’s hard to trust your kids around anybody because you don’t know. I mean, I would’ve never guessed he would’ve done something like this,” said neighbor Tina Watkins.

She said she lives down the street from Vorreyer and does maintenance work in the Pecan Grove Trailer Park in Perry.

Perry Police Captain Heath Dykes said Vorreyer went to police and confessed to molesting children.

Now Houston County investigators are trying to find out if other kids in Houston County and Georgia could be victims.

“We’re all in shock,” Watkins said. “I mean, like I said, I mean, he’s been in our house. You know the kids are always going up to him. He’s a real friendly guy. This is just unbelievable.”

Watkins husband Win agreed. “Makes you wonder about the safety of your kids. It just, it scares you to death. I don’t know what to think.”

They say dozens of kids live in the neighborhood.

Neighbors say Vorreyer’s daughter is the trailer park’s landlord.

No one answered when we went to the leasing office.

Sergeant Keel Broom with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office said he can’t comment on the case because it’s under investigation.

Published in: on March 25, 2008 at 5:06 am  Leave a Comment  

Richard Vorreyer – Arrested Child Molester


A neighborhood can’t believe one of their own is in jail tonight charged with child molestation and aggravated sexual battery.

Fifty year old Richard Vorreyer of Perry is in the Houston County jail while sheriff’s deputies investigate.

“It’s hard to trust your kids around anybody because you don’t know. I mean, I would’ve never guessed he would’ve done something like this,” said neighbor Tina Watkins.

She said she lives down the street from Vorreyer and does maintenance work in the Pecan Grove Trailer Park in Perry.

Perry Police Captain Heath Dykes said Vorreyer went to police and confessed to molesting children.

Now Houston County investigators are trying to find out if other kids in Houston County and Georgia could be victims.

“We’re all in shock,” Watkins said. “I mean, like I said, I mean, he’s been in our house. You know the kids are always going up to him. He’s a real friendly guy. This is just unbelievable.”

Watkins husband Win agreed. “Makes you wonder about the safety of your kids. It just, it scares you to death. I don’t know what to think.”

They say dozens of kids live in the neighborhood.

Neighbors say Vorreyer’s daughter is the trailer park’s landlord.

No one answered when we went to the leasing office.

Sergeant Keel Broom with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office said he can’t comment on the case because it’s under investigation.

Published in: on March 25, 2008 at 5:06 am  Comments (1)  

Sketch released of W. NY predator


Police in New Jersey have released a sketch of a man wanted in a series of sex attacks.

Investigators in West New York say that on three separate occassions earlier this month, the man forced a woman into a car at gunpoint and made them perform sexual acts before robbing them.

All of the attacks took place within a few hundred yards of each other.

A 29-year-old woman, who was forced to commit a sex act early March 16, was the latest victim.

Authorities say the woman was returning home from work when a man approached her at 53rd Street and Hudson Avenue around 4 a.m.

He reportedly pointed a silver and black handgun at her, directed her to her car, which was parked nearby, and then forced her to commit the sex act. Afterwards, he allegedly robbed her.

The man is described as an 18- to 20-year-old white male, possibly Hispanic, around 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall with dark hair and dark eyes. He is clean shaven and armed with a semi-automatic pistol. He reportedly speaks English without an accent, and also speaks Spanish.

Earlier the same evening, at approximately 3 a.m., a 53-year-old woman said a man fitting the same description attempted a similar act on her at 52nd Street and Hudson Avenue.

She said she was able to escape by slamming the door to her building.

Authorities think both incidents involve the same man and could be connected to another incident that happened on March 5 at around 6 a.m. That incident involved a woman at 52nd Street and Palisades Avenue. She was reportedly forced to perform a sex act in her car before the suspect robbed her.

He also threatened to find her and kill her if she told police, authorities said.

Published in: on March 25, 2008 at 4:57 am  Leave a Comment  

Sketch released of W. NY predator


Police in New Jersey have released a sketch of a man wanted in a series of sex attacks.

Investigators in West New York say that on three separate occassions earlier this month, the man forced a woman into a car at gunpoint and made them perform sexual acts before robbing them.

All of the attacks took place within a few hundred yards of each other.

A 29-year-old woman, who was forced to commit a sex act early March 16, was the latest victim.

Authorities say the woman was returning home from work when a man approached her at 53rd Street and Hudson Avenue around 4 a.m.

He reportedly pointed a silver and black handgun at her, directed her to her car, which was parked nearby, and then forced her to commit the sex act. Afterwards, he allegedly robbed her.

The man is described as an 18- to 20-year-old white male, possibly Hispanic, around 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall with dark hair and dark eyes. He is clean shaven and armed with a semi-automatic pistol. He reportedly speaks English without an accent, and also speaks Spanish.

Earlier the same evening, at approximately 3 a.m., a 53-year-old woman said a man fitting the same description attempted a similar act on her at 52nd Street and Hudson Avenue.

She said she was able to escape by slamming the door to her building.

Authorities think both incidents involve the same man and could be connected to another incident that happened on March 5 at around 6 a.m. That incident involved a woman at 52nd Street and Palisades Avenue. She was reportedly forced to perform a sex act in her car before the suspect robbed her.

He also threatened to find her and kill her if she told police, authorities said.

Published in: on March 25, 2008 at 4:57 am  Leave a Comment