Jeffrey M. Knight – Repeat Sex Offender Guilty Possession of Child Porn

A Battle Ground sex offender was sentenced Friday to 12 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography.

Jeffrey M. Knight, 43, pleaded guilty Feb. 27 in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, said Emily Langlie, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle.

In 1993, Knight was convicted in Clark County Superior Court of rape of a child and possession of child pornography. He served approximately 12 years in prison then completed outpatient sex offender treatment.

In October 2007, federal agents searched his home as part of an investigation into customers of an Internet site that trafficked in child pornography.

Knight had used a PayPal account to buy the images, Langlie said in a press release.

U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton said during Friday’s hearing that “there is no question the community needs to be protected from him, until he has control of the demons that currently possess him.”

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


Jeffrey M. Knight – Repeat Sex Offender Guilty Possession of Child Porn

A Battle Ground sex offender was sentenced Friday to 12 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography.

Jeffrey M. Knight, 43, pleaded guilty Feb. 27 in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, said Emily Langlie, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle.

In 1993, Knight was convicted in Clark County Superior Court of rape of a child and possession of child pornography. He served approximately 12 years in prison then completed outpatient sex offender treatment.

In October 2007, federal agents searched his home as part of an investigation into customers of an Internet site that trafficked in child pornography.

Knight had used a PayPal account to buy the images, Langlie said in a press release.

U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton said during Friday’s hearing that “there is no question the community needs to be protected from him, until he has control of the demons that currently possess him.”

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


Jeffrey M. Knight – Repeat Sex Offender Guilty Possession of Child Porn

A Battle Ground sex offender was sentenced Friday to 12 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography.

Jeffrey M. Knight, 43, pleaded guilty Feb. 27 in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, said Emily Langlie, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle.

In 1993, Knight was convicted in Clark County Superior Court of rape of a child and possession of child pornography. He served approximately 12 years in prison then completed outpatient sex offender treatment.

In October 2007, federal agents searched his home as part of an investigation into customers of an Internet site that trafficked in child pornography.

Knight had used a PayPal account to buy the images, Langlie said in a press release.

U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton said during Friday’s hearing that “there is no question the community needs to be protected from him, until he has control of the demons that currently possess him.”

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


Leslie Brian Bailey


A registered sex offender living in Urbana was arrested this week on new charges and arraigned Thursday in Champaign County Municipal Court on two counts of rape.

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


Leslie Brian Bailey, 40, of 1315 state Route 55, Urbana, was designated a Tier III sex offender, subject to lifetime registration and notification, as a result of the Adam Walsh Act in January.

In 1993, he was convicted of gross sexual imposition and abduction in Champaign County Common Pleas Court and sentenced to 2-10 years in prison for abduction and 18 months in prison for gross sexual imposition, to be served concurrently.

According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Bailey was admitted to prison on Nov. 9, 1993 and released from prison on Oct. 5, 2003.

Sheriff Brent Emmons said a report about the rapes was filed on Tuesday involving a victim who was a juvenile at the time of the offenses.

“The case is still under investigation, but he is a registered sex offender and we had enough evidence to make an arrest,” Emmons said. “I believe it will also be presented to the grand jury next week.”

During Thursday’s arraignment in Champaign County Municipal Court, bond was set at $40,000 and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 5.

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Leslie Brian Bailey


A registered sex offender living in Urbana was arrested this week on new charges and arraigned Thursday in Champaign County Municipal Court on two counts of rape.

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


Leslie Brian Bailey, 40, of 1315 state Route 55, Urbana, was designated a Tier III sex offender, subject to lifetime registration and notification, as a result of the Adam Walsh Act in January.

In 1993, he was convicted of gross sexual imposition and abduction in Champaign County Common Pleas Court and sentenced to 2-10 years in prison for abduction and 18 months in prison for gross sexual imposition, to be served concurrently.

According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Bailey was admitted to prison on Nov. 9, 1993 and released from prison on Oct. 5, 2003.

Sheriff Brent Emmons said a report about the rapes was filed on Tuesday involving a victim who was a juvenile at the time of the offenses.

“The case is still under investigation, but he is a registered sex offender and we had enough evidence to make an arrest,” Emmons said. “I believe it will also be presented to the grand jury next week.”

During Thursday’s arraignment in Champaign County Municipal Court, bond was set at $40,000 and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 5.

Published in: on May 31, 2008 at 3:14 am  Leave a Comment  

Leslie Brian Bailey


A registered sex offender living in Urbana was arrested this week on new charges and arraigned Thursday in Champaign County Municipal Court on two counts of rape.

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


Leslie Brian Bailey, 40, of 1315 state Route 55, Urbana, was designated a Tier III sex offender, subject to lifetime registration and notification, as a result of the Adam Walsh Act in January.

In 1993, he was convicted of gross sexual imposition and abduction in Champaign County Common Pleas Court and sentenced to 2-10 years in prison for abduction and 18 months in prison for gross sexual imposition, to be served concurrently.

According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Bailey was admitted to prison on Nov. 9, 1993 and released from prison on Oct. 5, 2003.

Sheriff Brent Emmons said a report about the rapes was filed on Tuesday involving a victim who was a juvenile at the time of the offenses.

“The case is still under investigation, but he is a registered sex offender and we had enough evidence to make an arrest,” Emmons said. “I believe it will also be presented to the grand jury next week.”

During Thursday’s arraignment in Champaign County Municipal Court, bond was set at $40,000 and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 5.

Published in: on May 31, 2008 at 3:14 am  Leave a Comment  

Larry Cordell – Repeat Sex Offender gets 25 years

The Maryland U.S. attorney’s office says a Frederick man has been sentenced to 25 years is prison for making videos of sex acts with boys and distributing them through the Internet and elsewhere.

42-year-old Larry Cordell of Frederick pleaded guilty in March to sexually exploiting minors to produce child pornography. Prosecutors say they seized 10 videotapes showing the abuse and that Cordell enticed the victims with money.

Cordell had a prior conviction for child sexual abuse in 1986.

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

Larry Cordell – Repeat Sex Offender gets 25 years

The Maryland U.S. attorney’s office says a Frederick man has been sentenced to 25 years is prison for making videos of sex acts with boys and distributing them through the Internet and elsewhere.

42-year-old Larry Cordell of Frederick pleaded guilty in March to sexually exploiting minors to produce child pornography. Prosecutors say they seized 10 videotapes showing the abuse and that Cordell enticed the victims with money.

Cordell had a prior conviction for child sexual abuse in 1986.

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

Raynald Côté – Convicted Pedophile

A convicted pedophile was sentenced in St-Jerome court today, for molesting six little girls aged 5 to 8, last year and the year before.

The Crown was seeking a seven-year sentence for 45-year-old Raynald Côté. And the judge came close: sending the Terrebonne man away for six-and-a-half years.

Côté, described by Judge Claude Melançon as a manipulative liar, was actually caught in the act by a friend who returned home unexpectedly one night and found Côté molesting his 6-year-old daughter on the kitchen table.

The child’s father told the court he came very close to killing Côté that night, but something held him back.

Published in: on May 31, 2008 at 12:07 am  Leave a Comment  

Pedophile on the hunt at your local Walmart

A 3-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a Wal-Mart, and now police are asking for help in catching the suspect. The disturbing case of child sex abuse occurred two weeks ago in Orem.

The abuse happened May 14 while the girl was sitting in a shopping cart. But the suspect’s actions were caught on surveillance tape, and now police are turning to the public for help in finding this child predator.

The video shows the suspect in the store for about an hour, and police say it appears he had only one reason for being there: to molest a child.

“He arrives at the store, walks in, and for roughly an hour he walks around Wal-Mart kind of passively looking at things. But for the most part, you see him shadowing small children,” said Sgt. John McCombs, with the Orem Police Department.

The video even shows the man approach a young child sitting in the shopping cart. Just at the moment it appears he is ready to make his move, the child’s mother turns around. The man keeps walking and starts to clap his hands together at this missed opportunity.

Sadly, the man later victimizes a 3-year-old girl. Police say a woman had her daughter sitting in a grocery cart when she went around the corner for just a few moments to grab an item. “And when she came back, her daughter had said, ‘That that man just touched me,’ and pointed to herself where she had been touched,” explained Lt. Doug Edwards, spokesman for Orem police.

“For an hour, he appears to be searching for a victim until he finally finds the one that he touches,” McCombs said.

That’s when the man immediately leaves Wal-Mart without buying anything. Security cameras also catch him leaving in this Chevy or GMC four-door pickup truck at the same time the victim’s mother is reporting the crime to store security.

We showed the footage to Doctor Ted Harris, who treats sexually abused victims and predators. He says it’s obvious the man is dangerous, more so than the average predator. “This guy appears to be pretty brazen. To go in public, risk being caught, there’s got to be something going on with him that’s pushed him over the edge,” Dr. Harris said.

But it’s also that risk of being caught that may lead to more attempts. Dr. Harris said, “He’s walking around in public, seeking kids that he knows the parents are there, and so that increases his arousal, probably.”

Close-calls may only keep him going. “The one kid where he starts clapping his hands, it’s like, probably a sense of relief, but also a sense of excitement that, ‘yeah, I was that close, and I could’ve had that one,'” Dr. Harris said.

Police searched surveillance video and believe no other children were victimized while the suspect was in the store.

Detectives have exhausted possible leads in finding the man and now need the public’s help. “We’ve tried narrowing it down on sex offender registries, we’ve tried searching vehicles that match descriptions that we are looking at, put it out to other detectives, and we just can’t figure out who this guy is,” McCombs said.

The suspect will face charges of child sex abuse if he is arrested.

Again, police have no solid leads in this case, so anyone with information on who this predator could be should contact the detectives at the Orem Police Department by calling (801) 229-7149.

Published in: on May 30, 2008 at 2:37 am  Leave a Comment