Stanley Eldridge McCleave Pleads guilty to Child Porn

“Also included in the images received and possessed by McCleave were visual depictions involving the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct which was sadistic and masochistic, exemplified by, but no limited to, prepubescent children in bondage while subjected to sexually explicit conduct,” the documents state.

A Blount County photographer pleaded guilty on Monday to possessing and receiving more than 17,000 images of child pornography — mostly of young female children, but also including boys and babies.

Stanley Eldridge McCleave of Stan McCleave Photography, 805 Mountain View Ave., Maryville, was indicted Dec. 18 in U.S. District Court on one count of receipt of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography and forfeiture allegations. He changed his plea in federal court Monday in Knoxville to guilty of the charges in the indictments.

McCleave is a commercial and portrait photographer and was an adjunct professor of fine arts at Maryville College, but no longer teaches at the college.

According to the plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court, McCleave received and downloaded child pornography from Internet Web sites from 1999 until Feb. 27, 2007. He saved any and all images he found, filed them in his computer’s hard drive and copied the images to CDs.

“McCleave saved all of the child pornography he could find on the Internet, because he never knew if he would be able to find it the next day,” according to facts stated in the plea agreement.

The court documents give one example of a visual depiction of a prepubescent boy engaging in sexually explicit conduct with an adult male in Wisconsin.

“McCleave stated to FBI Special Agent Michael Ruibal that his collection of child pornography was 98 percent female children, but also included boys and babies,” court documents state.

Search warrant executed

On Feb. 27, 2007, the FBI executed a search warrant at McCleave’s residence and found him in possession of more than 17,000 child pornography images, includes at least 24 video clips. One of those videos was over 14 minutes in length, one was 63 minutes and one was over three hours in length.

After identifying minor children in 1,747 still images and 24 videos possessed by McCleave, they stopped identifying the children. Included were visual depictions of minors who were under the age of 12 engaging in sexually explicit conduct, the plea agreement states.

“Also included in the images received and possessed by McCleave were visual depictions involving the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct which was sadistic and masochistic, exemplified by, but no limited to, prepubescent children in bondage while subjected to sexually explicit conduct,” the documents state.

As part of the agreement, McCleave was required to forfeit the following property which contained the child pornography images: Apple Power Mac G4, external disks, cable modem, CD bolder containing 72 CDs, 34 additional CDs, CD case and ZIP and floppy disks.

For count one of his indictment, receiving child pornography that traveled in interstate commerce, McCleave could be sentenced to five to 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines. For count two, possessing child pornography that traveled in interstate commerce, McCleave could receive up to 10 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.

The agreement states that the court may impose any lawful term of imprisonment, fine or supervised release, up to the statutory maximum. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

McCleave’s sentencing hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 28 in U.S. District Court before Judge Thomas W. Phillips.

Published in: on May 6, 2008 at 8:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

Neil Brant Edwards – Repeat Sex Offender AGAIN

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


A 67-year-old man who was sent to prison after being charged with crimes against children in Cottonwood seven years ago is back in court for new offenses. This time, Neil Brant Edwards is charged with three counts of sexual assault against a 19-year-old mildly mentally retarded Prescott grocery bagger.

Defense Attorney Craig Williams is working aggressively to overturn the charges. His motions have already sent the case back to the Grand Jury for the third indictment.

A ruling by Judge Warren Darrow Monday dismissed a petition by adult probation to revoke Edwards’ probation. Darrow reviewed a stack of case law before issuing his dismissal on the technicalities. The judge said this is “a serious matter of profound importance.”

Edwards was a resident of Peeples Valley when the new charges were brought against him in late December 2007. The Arizona Department of Corrections had released Edwards three months earlier after serving seven years in prison.

At the time a janitor with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District in April 2001, Edwards was charged with child molestation, sexual conduct with a minor, public sexual indecency and furnishing obscene items to minors. Edwards is not believed to have had any contact with school children, but three boys under age 18 implicated Edwards with inappropriate sexual contact with them between September 1998 and May 1999.

Edwards reached a plea agreement in November 2001 for attempted child molestation and two counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor.

The community was outraged at the time of the earlier arrest since students of the school, accompanied by a teacher, had visited Edwards’ “Mustang Theater,” outfitted with big screen television with Dolby and THX sound and movie seats in Edwards’ garage totally unaware that their host was a sex offender.

Edwards did not show up on the sex offender registry because his original offense was not severe enough to qualify for the registry, according to the sheriff’s office.

Published in: on May 6, 2008 at 1:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Neil Brant Edwards – Repeat Sex Offender AGAIN

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


A 67-year-old man who was sent to prison after being charged with crimes against children in Cottonwood seven years ago is back in court for new offenses. This time, Neil Brant Edwards is charged with three counts of sexual assault against a 19-year-old mildly mentally retarded Prescott grocery bagger.

Defense Attorney Craig Williams is working aggressively to overturn the charges. His motions have already sent the case back to the Grand Jury for the third indictment.

A ruling by Judge Warren Darrow Monday dismissed a petition by adult probation to revoke Edwards’ probation. Darrow reviewed a stack of case law before issuing his dismissal on the technicalities. The judge said this is “a serious matter of profound importance.”

Edwards was a resident of Peeples Valley when the new charges were brought against him in late December 2007. The Arizona Department of Corrections had released Edwards three months earlier after serving seven years in prison.

At the time a janitor with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District in April 2001, Edwards was charged with child molestation, sexual conduct with a minor, public sexual indecency and furnishing obscene items to minors. Edwards is not believed to have had any contact with school children, but three boys under age 18 implicated Edwards with inappropriate sexual contact with them between September 1998 and May 1999.

Edwards reached a plea agreement in November 2001 for attempted child molestation and two counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor.

The community was outraged at the time of the earlier arrest since students of the school, accompanied by a teacher, had visited Edwards’ “Mustang Theater,” outfitted with big screen television with Dolby and THX sound and movie seats in Edwards’ garage totally unaware that their host was a sex offender.

Edwards did not show up on the sex offender registry because his original offense was not severe enough to qualify for the registry, according to the sheriff’s office.

Published in: on May 6, 2008 at 1:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Neil Brant Edwards – Repeat Sex Offender AGAIN

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


A 67-year-old man who was sent to prison after being charged with crimes against children in Cottonwood seven years ago is back in court for new offenses. This time, Neil Brant Edwards is charged with three counts of sexual assault against a 19-year-old mildly mentally retarded Prescott grocery bagger.

Defense Attorney Craig Williams is working aggressively to overturn the charges. His motions have already sent the case back to the Grand Jury for the third indictment.

A ruling by Judge Warren Darrow Monday dismissed a petition by adult probation to revoke Edwards’ probation. Darrow reviewed a stack of case law before issuing his dismissal on the technicalities. The judge said this is “a serious matter of profound importance.”

Edwards was a resident of Peeples Valley when the new charges were brought against him in late December 2007. The Arizona Department of Corrections had released Edwards three months earlier after serving seven years in prison.

At the time a janitor with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District in April 2001, Edwards was charged with child molestation, sexual conduct with a minor, public sexual indecency and furnishing obscene items to minors. Edwards is not believed to have had any contact with school children, but three boys under age 18 implicated Edwards with inappropriate sexual contact with them between September 1998 and May 1999.

Edwards reached a plea agreement in November 2001 for attempted child molestation and two counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor.

The community was outraged at the time of the earlier arrest since students of the school, accompanied by a teacher, had visited Edwards’ “Mustang Theater,” outfitted with big screen television with Dolby and THX sound and movie seats in Edwards’ garage totally unaware that their host was a sex offender.

Edwards did not show up on the sex offender registry because his original offense was not severe enough to qualify for the registry, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Jay Gorton Sr – Repeat Sex Offender Receives Life in Prison

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


A registered sex offender who victimized two young girls over several years will spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.

“You have used your last little girl as a sex toy,” Judge Renae J. Hoff told Jay Gorton Sr. during his sentencing Monday at the Canyon County Courthouse.

“If there’s anything that people will remember about you when you’re not around, it’s that you were a pervert.”

According to court records, Gorton — a repeat sex offender with prior convictions — admitted to police that he abused the girls, now 16 and 14 years old. Prosecutors said the abuse occurred over a period of at least four years.

“It is just something that I have always done with her and she has always done with me,” he said of one of his victims. Police said Gorton stated that sometimes, the girls would approach him and say, “If I do ‘this,’ would you do ‘this.’ I’ve never stopped it — I never had the will power to stop it.”

But if Gorton was hoping for leniency, Hoff wasn’t about to provide it.

“I am thoroughly disgusted by your very existence,” she informed the 66-year-old pedophile. “I have to sit in the same courtroom with you. You are a relentless sexual predator. The very sight of you sickens me.”

In addition to his fixed life sentence, Hoff ordered Gorton to pay $350 in court costs plus $5,000 civil judgment.
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Jay Gorton Sr – Repeat Sex Offender Receives Life in Prison

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


A registered sex offender who victimized two young girls over several years will spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.

“You have used your last little girl as a sex toy,” Judge Renae J. Hoff told Jay Gorton Sr. during his sentencing Monday at the Canyon County Courthouse.

“If there’s anything that people will remember about you when you’re not around, it’s that you were a pervert.”

According to court records, Gorton — a repeat sex offender with prior convictions — admitted to police that he abused the girls, now 16 and 14 years old. Prosecutors said the abuse occurred over a period of at least four years.

“It is just something that I have always done with her and she has always done with me,” he said of one of his victims. Police said Gorton stated that sometimes, the girls would approach him and say, “If I do ‘this,’ would you do ‘this.’ I’ve never stopped it — I never had the will power to stop it.”

But if Gorton was hoping for leniency, Hoff wasn’t about to provide it.

“I am thoroughly disgusted by your very existence,” she informed the 66-year-old pedophile. “I have to sit in the same courtroom with you. You are a relentless sexual predator. The very sight of you sickens me.”

In addition to his fixed life sentence, Hoff ordered Gorton to pay $350 in court costs plus $5,000 civil judgment.
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Jay Gorton Sr – Repeat Sex Offender Receives Life in Prison

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


A registered sex offender who victimized two young girls over several years will spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.

“You have used your last little girl as a sex toy,” Judge Renae J. Hoff told Jay Gorton Sr. during his sentencing Monday at the Canyon County Courthouse.

“If there’s anything that people will remember about you when you’re not around, it’s that you were a pervert.”

According to court records, Gorton — a repeat sex offender with prior convictions — admitted to police that he abused the girls, now 16 and 14 years old. Prosecutors said the abuse occurred over a period of at least four years.

“It is just something that I have always done with her and she has always done with me,” he said of one of his victims. Police said Gorton stated that sometimes, the girls would approach him and say, “If I do ‘this,’ would you do ‘this.’ I’ve never stopped it — I never had the will power to stop it.”

But if Gorton was hoping for leniency, Hoff wasn’t about to provide it.

“I am thoroughly disgusted by your very existence,” she informed the 66-year-old pedophile. “I have to sit in the same courtroom with you. You are a relentless sexual predator. The very sight of you sickens me.”

In addition to his fixed life sentence, Hoff ordered Gorton to pay $350 in court costs plus $5,000 civil judgment.
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