Operation Sledgehammer

Bosnian police say they have seized computers, CDs and other items from 22 locations searched in a child pornography investigation.

Police are also investigating 48 people for allegedly visiting Internet sites featuring child pornography. Suspects found to have possessed illegal content on their computers or on discs will likely be charged.

Police said in a statement Tuesday that the investigation began several months ago as part of a wider international effort called “Sledgehammer.”

Terry Banks – Repeat Sex Offender

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


A registered sex offender is behind bars, accused of forcing two women to perform sex acts on each other.Metro police said Terry Banks randomly picked a residence on Heywood Avenue early Sunday morning, robbed the women inside the home and forced them to perform sex acts on each other. He then fled to a nearby home.Banks was arraigned Tuesday on kidnapping and several burglary charges.

Two of the victims were hospitalized after what a family member called a “severe beating.” A victim’s relative said Banks hit the women. According to arrest slips, he allegedly blindfolded and robbed the two.Banks is a lifetime registered sex offender. He was sentenced in 1987 to 20 years and served 17 years for two counts of kidnapping, sodomy, rape and robbery.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
……….Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch
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Terry Banks – Repeat Sex Offender

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


A registered sex offender is behind bars, accused of forcing two women to perform sex acts on each other.Metro police said Terry Banks randomly picked a residence on Heywood Avenue early Sunday morning, robbed the women inside the home and forced them to perform sex acts on each other. He then fled to a nearby home.Banks was arraigned Tuesday on kidnapping and several burglary charges.

Two of the victims were hospitalized after what a family member called a “severe beating.” A victim’s relative said Banks hit the women. According to arrest slips, he allegedly blindfolded and robbed the two.Banks is a lifetime registered sex offender. He was sentenced in 1987 to 20 years and served 17 years for two counts of kidnapping, sodomy, rape and robbery.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
……….Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch
Published in: on May 28, 2008 at 2:55 am  Leave a Comment  

Terry Banks – Repeat Sex Offender

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


A registered sex offender is behind bars, accused of forcing two women to perform sex acts on each other.Metro police said Terry Banks randomly picked a residence on Heywood Avenue early Sunday morning, robbed the women inside the home and forced them to perform sex acts on each other. He then fled to a nearby home.Banks was arraigned Tuesday on kidnapping and several burglary charges.

Two of the victims were hospitalized after what a family member called a “severe beating.” A victim’s relative said Banks hit the women. According to arrest slips, he allegedly blindfolded and robbed the two.Banks is a lifetime registered sex offender. He was sentenced in 1987 to 20 years and served 17 years for two counts of kidnapping, sodomy, rape and robbery.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
……….Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch
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Christopher Allen Noakes – Repeat Sex Offender gets 40 years

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

A 39-year-old convicted sex offender accused of sexually assaulting a University of Virginia student in February may face 40 years in prison for the incident.

Christopher Allen Noakes pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of forcible sodomy. Charlottesville police were called Feb. 21 to the 1600 block of Grady Avenue for a report of a sexual assault. A friend who had been on the phone with the victim before she was attacked reported the incident in real time to 911 dispatchers, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Katherine J. Peters said in court.

Under the plea agreement accepted by Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire, Noakes’s indictments for abduction with intent to defile, intent to rape and robbery will not be prosecuted. Noakes faces a 40-year prison term. A Charlottesville judge will decide in August whether Noakes will be sentenced to additional suspended time.

Noakes is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 21, which was supposed to be the first day of his trial on the charges in Charlottesville Circuit Court.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
……….Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch

Published in: on May 28, 2008 at 2:49 am  Leave a Comment  

Christopher Allen Noakes – Repeat Sex Offender gets 40 years

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

A 39-year-old convicted sex offender accused of sexually assaulting a University of Virginia student in February may face 40 years in prison for the incident.

Christopher Allen Noakes pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of forcible sodomy. Charlottesville police were called Feb. 21 to the 1600 block of Grady Avenue for a report of a sexual assault. A friend who had been on the phone with the victim before she was attacked reported the incident in real time to 911 dispatchers, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Katherine J. Peters said in court.

Under the plea agreement accepted by Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire, Noakes’s indictments for abduction with intent to defile, intent to rape and robbery will not be prosecuted. Noakes faces a 40-year prison term. A Charlottesville judge will decide in August whether Noakes will be sentenced to additional suspended time.

Noakes is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 21, which was supposed to be the first day of his trial on the charges in Charlottesville Circuit Court.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
……….Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch

Published in: on May 28, 2008 at 2:49 am  Leave a Comment  

Christopher Allen Noakes – Repeat Sex Offender gets 40 years

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

A 39-year-old convicted sex offender accused of sexually assaulting a University of Virginia student in February may face 40 years in prison for the incident.

Christopher Allen Noakes pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of forcible sodomy. Charlottesville police were called Feb. 21 to the 1600 block of Grady Avenue for a report of a sexual assault. A friend who had been on the phone with the victim before she was attacked reported the incident in real time to 911 dispatchers, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Katherine J. Peters said in court.

Under the plea agreement accepted by Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire, Noakes’s indictments for abduction with intent to defile, intent to rape and robbery will not be prosecuted. Noakes faces a 40-year prison term. A Charlottesville judge will decide in August whether Noakes will be sentenced to additional suspended time.

Noakes is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 21, which was supposed to be the first day of his trial on the charges in Charlottesville Circuit Court.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
……….Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch

Published in: on May 28, 2008 at 2:49 am  Comments (1)