Gerald Pearson, Sr


A 42-year-old convicted sex offender accused of raping a Lynn woman in a hotel in Saugus earlier this year has been indicted by an Essex County grand jury.

Gerald Pearson, Sr., of 1753 Broadway, Saugus, faces two counts of rape, second or subsequent offense, indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, failure to register as a sex offender and being a felon who engaged in rape while on community parole supervision for life.

The charges relate to an incident on or about Feb. 17 when Pearson was apparently living at the Colonial Traveler Motor Court when he allegedly raped the 19-year-old Lynn woman.

Pearson, who is a Level 3 sex offender, failed to notify police of his address when he moved to Saugus. He previously was convicted of raping a child under 16 in August 1989 out of Plymouth Superior Court.

Assistant District Attorney Greg A. Friedholm is assigned to prosecute the case for the commonwealth.

Indictments are a legal formality that allows a case to be heard before a jury or judge in Superior Court, allowing for a more severe punishment.

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

Gerald Pearson, Sr


A 42-year-old convicted sex offender accused of raping a Lynn woman in a hotel in Saugus earlier this year has been indicted by an Essex County grand jury.

Gerald Pearson, Sr., of 1753 Broadway, Saugus, faces two counts of rape, second or subsequent offense, indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, failure to register as a sex offender and being a felon who engaged in rape while on community parole supervision for life.

The charges relate to an incident on or about Feb. 17 when Pearson was apparently living at the Colonial Traveler Motor Court when he allegedly raped the 19-year-old Lynn woman.

Pearson, who is a Level 3 sex offender, failed to notify police of his address when he moved to Saugus. He previously was convicted of raping a child under 16 in August 1989 out of Plymouth Superior Court.

Assistant District Attorney Greg A. Friedholm is assigned to prosecute the case for the commonwealth.

Indictments are a legal formality that allows a case to be heard before a jury or judge in Superior Court, allowing for a more severe punishment.

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

Gerald Pearson, Sr


A 42-year-old convicted sex offender accused of raping a Lynn woman in a hotel in Saugus earlier this year has been indicted by an Essex County grand jury.

Gerald Pearson, Sr., of 1753 Broadway, Saugus, faces two counts of rape, second or subsequent offense, indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, failure to register as a sex offender and being a felon who engaged in rape while on community parole supervision for life.

The charges relate to an incident on or about Feb. 17 when Pearson was apparently living at the Colonial Traveler Motor Court when he allegedly raped the 19-year-old Lynn woman.

Pearson, who is a Level 3 sex offender, failed to notify police of his address when he moved to Saugus. He previously was convicted of raping a child under 16 in August 1989 out of Plymouth Superior Court.

Assistant District Attorney Greg A. Friedholm is assigned to prosecute the case for the commonwealth.

Indictments are a legal formality that allows a case to be heard before a jury or judge in Superior Court, allowing for a more severe punishment.

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

Repeat Sex Offender Strikes Again

One of New Zealand’s worst sex offenders has been charged with indecently assaulting a 95-year-old woman – months after the Parole Board rejected calls to put him back behind bars, saying he posed no risk to the community.

The man, who is in his 60s, has spent more than half his life in prison after a series of attacks on young girls.

He was released more than 20 years ago, but re-offended within days.

Two years ago, he was released again, to live in a house near a school and a resthome.

Late last year, police and the Corrections Department appealed to have him recalled, fearing he would strike again. They said the man had been seen watching children as they walked to and from school.

But the Parole Board refused to recall him saying his case was considered a “highly successful release.”

Now, six months later, police say the man sneaked into the Auckland resthome – which backs on to his house – and indecently assaulted an elderly woman.

It is understood the alleged offending took place less than a month after the man’s 24-hour supervision – a condition of his parole – stopped without the board’s knowledge.

The man was arrested this week and appeared in Auckland District Court yesterday. He is now in custody charged with indecent assault and entering the resthome with intent to commit a crime.

A Parole Board spokeswoman said she could not comment as the case was before the courts.

Police have also said they are unable to comment.

National Party law and order spokesman Simon Power said he was becoming increasingly concerned by the Government’s shaping of the criminal justice system in a way that put reducing prison numbers before the safety of the community.

“The number one priority in any criminal justice system should be the safety of the public.”

Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesman Garth McVicar said the case was another example of how the Parole Board system had “passed its use-by date”.

“It’s not capable of doing the job and more and more cases are proving that.”

Mr McVicar said part of the problem was the growing pressure to release people from overcrowded prisons.

He believed it was time the board was abolished and decisions about release left to the judges who sentenced offenders.

The resthome’s chief operating officer, who can’t be named to protect the identify of the home and victim, said the resident was coping “reasonably well”.

A spokeswoman for Police Minster Annette King said the minister would not be commenting on the case.

“Fundamentally, the Parole Board is a statutory independent body and so it should speak for itself on that subject.”

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Repeat Sex Offender Strikes Again

One of New Zealand’s worst sex offenders has been charged with indecently assaulting a 95-year-old woman – months after the Parole Board rejected calls to put him back behind bars, saying he posed no risk to the community.

The man, who is in his 60s, has spent more than half his life in prison after a series of attacks on young girls.

He was released more than 20 years ago, but re-offended within days.

Two years ago, he was released again, to live in a house near a school and a resthome.

Late last year, police and the Corrections Department appealed to have him recalled, fearing he would strike again. They said the man had been seen watching children as they walked to and from school.

But the Parole Board refused to recall him saying his case was considered a “highly successful release.”

Now, six months later, police say the man sneaked into the Auckland resthome – which backs on to his house – and indecently assaulted an elderly woman.

It is understood the alleged offending took place less than a month after the man’s 24-hour supervision – a condition of his parole – stopped without the board’s knowledge.

The man was arrested this week and appeared in Auckland District Court yesterday. He is now in custody charged with indecent assault and entering the resthome with intent to commit a crime.

A Parole Board spokeswoman said she could not comment as the case was before the courts.

Police have also said they are unable to comment.

National Party law and order spokesman Simon Power said he was becoming increasingly concerned by the Government’s shaping of the criminal justice system in a way that put reducing prison numbers before the safety of the community.

“The number one priority in any criminal justice system should be the safety of the public.”

Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesman Garth McVicar said the case was another example of how the Parole Board system had “passed its use-by date”.

“It’s not capable of doing the job and more and more cases are proving that.”

Mr McVicar said part of the problem was the growing pressure to release people from overcrowded prisons.

He believed it was time the board was abolished and decisions about release left to the judges who sentenced offenders.

The resthome’s chief operating officer, who can’t be named to protect the identify of the home and victim, said the resident was coping “reasonably well”.

A spokeswoman for Police Minster Annette King said the minister would not be commenting on the case.

“Fundamentally, the Parole Board is a statutory independent body and so it should speak for itself on that subject.”

Published in: on June 1, 2008 at 2:33 am  Leave a Comment  

Benjamin Cox – Charged for molesting a One year old baby

Man Arrested After Allegedly Molesting Child

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Bay County man May 30, 2008, on a sexual battery charge after the family of the one year old child reported the child had been molested.

On May 29, 2008, the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF) received the report in reference to the possible molestation of the child. An investigation into the report led law enforcement to Benjamin Cox, DOB 01-15-88, a transient, as a potential suspect.

On May 30, 2008, Cox was brought to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, and interviewed. After speaking with Cox, investigators charged him with two counts of Sexual Battery on a Child Less Than 12 Years of Age, and one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a Child Less Than 12.

Cox is currently being held at the Bay County Jail.

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Benjamin Cox – Charged for molesting a One year old baby

Man Arrested After Allegedly Molesting Child

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Bay County man May 30, 2008, on a sexual battery charge after the family of the one year old child reported the child had been molested.

On May 29, 2008, the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF) received the report in reference to the possible molestation of the child. An investigation into the report led law enforcement to Benjamin Cox, DOB 01-15-88, a transient, as a potential suspect.

On May 30, 2008, Cox was brought to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, and interviewed. After speaking with Cox, investigators charged him with two counts of Sexual Battery on a Child Less Than 12 Years of Age, and one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a Child Less Than 12.

Cox is currently being held at the Bay County Jail.

Published in: on June 1, 2008 at 2:24 am  Leave a Comment  

Benjamin Cox – Charged for molesting a One year old baby

Man Arrested After Allegedly Molesting Child

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Bay County man May 30, 2008, on a sexual battery charge after the family of the one year old child reported the child had been molested.

On May 29, 2008, the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF) received the report in reference to the possible molestation of the child. An investigation into the report led law enforcement to Benjamin Cox, DOB 01-15-88, a transient, as a potential suspect.

On May 30, 2008, Cox was brought to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, and interviewed. After speaking with Cox, investigators charged him with two counts of Sexual Battery on a Child Less Than 12 Years of Age, and one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a Child Less Than 12.

Cox is currently being held at the Bay County Jail.

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Whining, Blaming pedophile tries to sue Sheriff

A 31-year-old man who jumped headfirst over the third-floor railing of the Allen County Courthouse last November after he was convicted of child molesting is now suing the sheriff.

A handcuffed Cicero Offerle suffered serious injuries to his head as well as broken bones when he broke free from a bailiff moments after a jury convicted Offerle of child molesting Nov. 8. Offerle fell about 20 feet to the tile floor on the second level of the courthouse rotunda. Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull ordered bailiffs to take Offerle into custody because he had reportedly tried to kill himself during the course of the investigation.

But in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Offerle claims he found himself sitting on the third-floor balcony railing “for some time” and “looked around (and) saw no one in sight,” according to the handwritten lawsuit, filed without the aid of an attorney.

Convicted of inappropriate conduct with a 10-year-old girl, Offerle is currently serving a two-year prison sentence at the state’s Plainfield Correctional Facility. As part of his sentence, Gull ordered him to receive psychiatric care while in prison.

She declined to comment on the recently filed lawsuit because of a pending appeal Offerle filed in his criminal case.

After Offerle was injured, Gull praised the way court officers handled Offerle after the trial.

In his lawsuit, Offerle said he can prove the sheriff’s department is not “telling the truth” about his “accident” and said he “never jumped.”

“The sheriff’s department need(s) to be held accountable for letting me fall and neglect of their duty,” Offerle said in his complaint.

Offerle wants the court to award him money for neglect and bodily injuries, as well as for any medical bills, attorney fees and court costs related to his case, according to court documents.

Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries said Friday afternoon he had not yet seen a copy of the lawsuit and could not comment on pending litigation.

But Fries stands by the actions of the bailiff, a deputy, as well as the department’s procedures in place at the time.

Because Offerle was in the custody of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department at the time he was injured, the county has been responsible for paying his medical bills, which are in excess of $140,000, Fries said.

Published in: on June 1, 2008 at 2:22 am  Leave a Comment