Leroy Schad – Child Molester claims punishment is "Pure hell"

“I don’t think I deserve what I got”

Oh sure, he agrees he deserves SOMETHING, just not this. Like all child molesters he wants to choose his own punishment.

“It’s been pure hell”

he said. What about his victim/s?

Under a judge’s order, a man who has admitted molesting a boy has posted signs around his house and a decal on his car proclaiming that he is a sex offender.

The hand-painted signs reading “A Sex Offender Lives Here” are posted on all four sides of Leroy Schad’s white house in this central Kansas town of only about 150 people. His vehicle has a large decal with bold yellow lettering reading “Sex Offender In This Car.”

Schad, 72, was originally charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a 9-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy in 2005. He was allowed to plead guilty in March 2007 to a lesser charge of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child, and the original charges were dismissed.

District Judge Ron Svaty sentenced him to five years of probation and house arrest, and ordered him to post the signs during his punishment.

Schad is appealing the sign requirement. He could have faced about three years behind bars. He’s appealing his sentence. Perhaps we should just send his ass to jail instead and see if he wants to appeal that too.

“I know that I deserve something for that, but I don’t think I deserve what I got,” he said.

The signs went up a few months ago. Schad said the loneliness and isolation imposed by the house arrest are the toughest to deal with.

“It’s been pure hell,” said Schad, who has lived in the town since 1971.

Svaty declined to comment on his ruling, citing Kansas rules of judicial conduct.

Defense attorney Joel Jackson would not comment beyond saying the signs were the judge’s idea.

Ron Keefover, spokesman for the Kansas Supreme Court, said he could not remember any other sex offense case with similar conditions.

“I’m sure there is nothing specifically that says a court may sentence in this manner, but I think that the court has latitude in terms of the conditions it sets,” said Helen Pedigo, executive director of the Kansas Sentencing Commission.

Neighbor Pete Witt said Shad does not create any problems.

“We have a lot more troubles with drugs in this town than we ever did with Leroy Schad,” Witt said.

Schad admitted that he molested the boy but denied the other allegations. He said he took the plea deal to spare the children the ordeal of testifying and to “get this over with.”

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
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Leroy Schad – Child Molester claims punishment is "Pure hell"

“I don’t think I deserve what I got”

Oh sure, he agrees he deserves SOMETHING, just not this. Like all child molesters he wants to choose his own punishment.

“It’s been pure hell”

he said. What about his victim/s?

Under a judge’s order, a man who has admitted molesting a boy has posted signs around his house and a decal on his car proclaiming that he is a sex offender.

The hand-painted signs reading “A Sex Offender Lives Here” are posted on all four sides of Leroy Schad’s white house in this central Kansas town of only about 150 people. His vehicle has a large decal with bold yellow lettering reading “Sex Offender In This Car.”

Schad, 72, was originally charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a 9-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy in 2005. He was allowed to plead guilty in March 2007 to a lesser charge of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child, and the original charges were dismissed.

District Judge Ron Svaty sentenced him to five years of probation and house arrest, and ordered him to post the signs during his punishment.

Schad is appealing the sign requirement. He could have faced about three years behind bars. He’s appealing his sentence. Perhaps we should just send his ass to jail instead and see if he wants to appeal that too.

“I know that I deserve something for that, but I don’t think I deserve what I got,” he said.

The signs went up a few months ago. Schad said the loneliness and isolation imposed by the house arrest are the toughest to deal with.

“It’s been pure hell,” said Schad, who has lived in the town since 1971.

Svaty declined to comment on his ruling, citing Kansas rules of judicial conduct.

Defense attorney Joel Jackson would not comment beyond saying the signs were the judge’s idea.

Ron Keefover, spokesman for the Kansas Supreme Court, said he could not remember any other sex offense case with similar conditions.

“I’m sure there is nothing specifically that says a court may sentence in this manner, but I think that the court has latitude in terms of the conditions it sets,” said Helen Pedigo, executive director of the Kansas Sentencing Commission.

Neighbor Pete Witt said Shad does not create any problems.

“We have a lot more troubles with drugs in this town than we ever did with Leroy Schad,” Witt said.

Schad admitted that he molested the boy but denied the other allegations. He said he took the plea deal to spare the children the ordeal of testifying and to “get this over with.”

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
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Roberto A. Pompa – Pleads guilty to child molestation

The case of a Bullhead City man charged with nine criminal counts for allegedly molesting two young girls ended Friday in a plea agreement.

Roberto A. Pompa, 50, had been charged with three counts of sexual conduct with a minor, four counts of child molestation and two counts of furnishing harmful items to a minor.

He pleaded guilty to one count of child molestation and two counts of attempted child molestation, Deputy Mohave County Attorney Megan McCoy said.

Under the plea agreement, Superior Court Commissioner Lee Jantzen will sentence Pompa on May 2 from 10 to 54 years in prison for the three charges. For the child molestation charge, he could receive 10-24 years in prison and would have to serve straight time or serve the entire prison sentence. The defendant will also undergo a mental health evaluation before sentencing. The two victims are his granddaughter and grandniece, McCoy said.

Pompa is being held without bond. He previously pleaded guilty in December 2007 for attempted failure to register as a sex offender and was sentenced in January to probation.

Family members said they first noticed a change to one of the girl’s behavior earlier this year. One of the girls eventually told her mother that Pompa sexually molested her for several months. On Feb. 5, Bullhead City police interviewed the girls who were 8 and 9 years old at the time. Police arrested Pompa the next day after interviewing him. Pompa had been living with family members at two Bullhead City residences since May 2007, according to the Bullhead City Police Department.

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Curtis Allen Rapp – Day Care Teacher turned Child Molester

A teacher at a private day care was charged with child molestation for allegedly fondling a 9-year-old girl who attended the school.

When interviewed by a detective, Rapp initially denied any wrongdoing, but court documents say he later confessed to putting his hand’s down the girl’s pants and fondling her.

Curtis Allen Rapp, 50, pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Detectives said the case came to light in early March when the girl told her grandmother that Rapp had touched her inappropriately.

According to court documents, the girl later told her parents and police that Rapp fondled her several times between June and September 2007 while she was attending the Small Faces Child Development center in North Seattle.

“Curtis wants the victim to sit on his lap…tickles her neck, back…and puts his hand into her pants,” the documents read.

The girl said Rapp did the same thing to two other girls.

When interviewed by a detective, Rapp initially denied any wrongdoing, but court documents say he later confessed to putting his hand’s down the girl’s pants and fondling her.

According to court documents, he told police he “touched her both over and under her clothing for sexual gratification.” He did not, however, confess to molesting any other children.

A Seattle police detective wrote in a statement of probable cause that Rapp said “I know it’s wrong,” after admitting the abuse.

Rapp has worked as a teacher at the day care since 2000 and supervises children ranging in age from 5 to 12.

He was placed on leave by the day care March 2 when the girl’s parents and Child Protective Services officials informed the Small Faces director of the allegations.

Parents of the kids who attend the center described Rapp as a popular teacher who worked at a place they believed to be safe.

“He was a good teacher, a very esteemed teacher,” said Penny Eachus. “It’s such a wonderful place, it’s a great school. Both of my kids have gone here.”

Teachers at the schools did not want to comment, but the state Department of Early Learning said the day care did its job in trying to keep the kids safe as the center ran the required background checks, all of which Rapp passed.

Curtis Allen Rapp – Day Care Teacher turned Child Molester

A teacher at a private day care was charged with child molestation for allegedly fondling a 9-year-old girl who attended the school.

When interviewed by a detective, Rapp initially denied any wrongdoing, but court documents say he later confessed to putting his hand’s down the girl’s pants and fondling her.

Curtis Allen Rapp, 50, pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Detectives said the case came to light in early March when the girl told her grandmother that Rapp had touched her inappropriately.

According to court documents, the girl later told her parents and police that Rapp fondled her several times between June and September 2007 while she was attending the Small Faces Child Development center in North Seattle.

“Curtis wants the victim to sit on his lap…tickles her neck, back…and puts his hand into her pants,” the documents read.

The girl said Rapp did the same thing to two other girls.

When interviewed by a detective, Rapp initially denied any wrongdoing, but court documents say he later confessed to putting his hand’s down the girl’s pants and fondling her.

According to court documents, he told police he “touched her both over and under her clothing for sexual gratification.” He did not, however, confess to molesting any other children.

A Seattle police detective wrote in a statement of probable cause that Rapp said “I know it’s wrong,” after admitting the abuse.

Rapp has worked as a teacher at the day care since 2000 and supervises children ranging in age from 5 to 12.

He was placed on leave by the day care March 2 when the girl’s parents and Child Protective Services officials informed the Small Faces director of the allegations.

Parents of the kids who attend the center described Rapp as a popular teacher who worked at a place they believed to be safe.

“He was a good teacher, a very esteemed teacher,” said Penny Eachus. “It’s such a wonderful place, it’s a great school. Both of my kids have gone here.”

Teachers at the schools did not want to comment, but the state Department of Early Learning said the day care did its job in trying to keep the kids safe as the center ran the required background checks, all of which Rapp passed.

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Mathew Davis – Boy Scout Leader Child Moelster – GUILTY

After a week of deliberation, the 12-person jury found assistant Boy Scouts leader Mathew Davis guilty on three-of-the 10 charges he faced in the Humboldt County Superior Courthouse Tuesday.

Davis, a 25-year-old Eureka resident, was accused of molesting two 10-year-old brothers between July 2006 and April 5, 2007 — the day he was arrested.

He was convicted of possessing child pornography (California Penal Code 311.11 (a)) and two counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old — one for each boy (PC 288 (a)).

Davis was acquitted on two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14-years-old over a three-month period (PC 288.5 (a)); two counts of sodomy with a child under 14-years-old (PC 286); and three counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14-years-old (PC 288 (a)).

He faces an approximate maximum sentence of 10 years and eight months in state prison and will have to register as a sex offender with law enforcement agencies wherever he resides, Deputy District Attorney Arnie Klein said.

An unrelated charge will be brought before Judge Bruce Watson on April 2. Davis is accused of stealing a computer from a business he worked for. The computer was seized when Davis was arrested. A date for Davis’ sentencing hearing will be scheduled on April 2 as well.

Humboldt County Conflict Council Attorney Glenn Brown represented Davis, but was not available for comment.

“I’m just glad it ended with a result that resembles justice,” Klein said.

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Spain admits "breakdown" in the judicial system

A man with two pedophilia convictions was allowed to go free and is now suspected of killing a 5-year-old girl. One of the convictions stemmed from sexual abuse of his own daughter, who was 5 at the time.

Spain is admitting errors in its judicial system after a man with two pedophilia convictions was allowed to go free and is now suspected of killing a 5-year-old girl.

Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega says the government will demand accountability in the string of errors that allowed 52-year-old suspect Santiago del Valle to stay out of jail despite the two convictions.

One of the convictions stemmed from sexual abuse of his own daughter, who was 5 at the time.

Fernandez de la Vega said Wednesday there had been “a breakdown in the system.”

Del Valle and his sister Rosa appeared before a judge Thursday night in the southern city of Huelva and were ordered held in jail.

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Brian P. Hinkley – Pleads guilty to child porn


A man listed on the state’s sex offender registry for possessing sexually explicit material pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to two counts of possession of child pornography.

Brian P. Hinkley, 28, of Strong was ordered held by U.S. marshals after the hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. A sentencing date will be set later.

He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines, according to a news release from Gail Fisk Malone, assistant U.S. attorney.

Hinkley originally was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of transportation of child pornography after two search warrants were executed by federal authorities.

FBI agents conducted a search warrant at the Strong home he shared with his grandmother on July 21, 2005.

They seized his computer and other media and reported finding more than 500 images of child pornography, 143 of whom depicted minors who could be identified.

Later, in April 2006, Maine State Police executed a search warrant at the Sabattus home of a friend of Hinkley.

Hinkley stopped by the home nightly and used his laptop to log on to their wireless connection, according to Malone. In that raid, police seized his laptop and reported finding 300 images of child pornography, 80 of which had a minor who could be identified.

In interviews with police, Hinkley said he had several Internet accounts on which he stored pornographic images of children and that he was attracted to girls about 10 years old, according to the prosecutor’s version of events.

Hinkley told authorities he was doing research for a book on pedophiles and how to protect children from them, but he had not written anything yet.

Hinkley’s attorneys were unavailable for comment Tuesday night.

He was convicted Feb. 26, 2003, in Farmington District Court of possession of sexually explicit materials. He was given a 364-day suspended sentence and placed on probation for a year.

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Brian P. Hinkley – Pleads guilty to child porn


A man listed on the state’s sex offender registry for possessing sexually explicit material pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to two counts of possession of child pornography.

Brian P. Hinkley, 28, of Strong was ordered held by U.S. marshals after the hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. A sentencing date will be set later.

He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines, according to a news release from Gail Fisk Malone, assistant U.S. attorney.

Hinkley originally was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of transportation of child pornography after two search warrants were executed by federal authorities.

FBI agents conducted a search warrant at the Strong home he shared with his grandmother on July 21, 2005.

They seized his computer and other media and reported finding more than 500 images of child pornography, 143 of whom depicted minors who could be identified.

Later, in April 2006, Maine State Police executed a search warrant at the Sabattus home of a friend of Hinkley.

Hinkley stopped by the home nightly and used his laptop to log on to their wireless connection, according to Malone. In that raid, police seized his laptop and reported finding 300 images of child pornography, 80 of which had a minor who could be identified.

In interviews with police, Hinkley said he had several Internet accounts on which he stored pornographic images of children and that he was attracted to girls about 10 years old, according to the prosecutor’s version of events.

Hinkley told authorities he was doing research for a book on pedophiles and how to protect children from them, but he had not written anything yet.

Hinkley’s attorneys were unavailable for comment Tuesday night.

He was convicted Feb. 26, 2003, in Farmington District Court of possession of sexually explicit materials. He was given a 364-day suspended sentence and placed on probation for a year.

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Brian P. Hinkley – Pleads guilty to child porn


A man listed on the state’s sex offender registry for possessing sexually explicit material pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to two counts of possession of child pornography.

Brian P. Hinkley, 28, of Strong was ordered held by U.S. marshals after the hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. A sentencing date will be set later.

He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines, according to a news release from Gail Fisk Malone, assistant U.S. attorney.

Hinkley originally was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of transportation of child pornography after two search warrants were executed by federal authorities.

FBI agents conducted a search warrant at the Strong home he shared with his grandmother on July 21, 2005.

They seized his computer and other media and reported finding more than 500 images of child pornography, 143 of whom depicted minors who could be identified.

Later, in April 2006, Maine State Police executed a search warrant at the Sabattus home of a friend of Hinkley.

Hinkley stopped by the home nightly and used his laptop to log on to their wireless connection, according to Malone. In that raid, police seized his laptop and reported finding 300 images of child pornography, 80 of which had a minor who could be identified.

In interviews with police, Hinkley said he had several Internet accounts on which he stored pornographic images of children and that he was attracted to girls about 10 years old, according to the prosecutor’s version of events.

Hinkley told authorities he was doing research for a book on pedophiles and how to protect children from them, but he had not written anything yet.

Hinkley’s attorneys were unavailable for comment Tuesday night.

He was convicted Feb. 26, 2003, in Farmington District Court of possession of sexually explicit materials. He was given a 364-day suspended sentence and placed on probation for a year.

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