Donald Edward Holcomb – Repeat Sex Offender – denied bond

Bond has been denied for a convicted sex offender accused of attempting to abduct an 11-year-old girl.

Donald Edward Holcomb, 61, appeared Friday before Etowah County District Judge William Russell, who signed an order Tuesday that denied a motion for bond.

Holcomb, 157 Kerri Lane East in the Aurora community of Boaz, was charged May 2 with enticing a child into a vehicle for illegal for immoral purposes, a Class C felony, after he allegedly tried to abduct the girl in the parking lot at West End Grocery.

Holcomb initially was released May 5 on a $2,500 bond, an amount automatically set for a Class C felony.

District Attorney Jimmie Harp filed a motion the next day, and Russell ordered Holcomb to be placed on an electronic monitoring device under the supervision of the court referral office.

After Holcomb violated the terms of his electronic monitoring, he was arrested again May 8 and his bond revoked.

He remains in the Etowah County jail.

A tip led to Holcomb’s arrest three days after he allegedly tried to grab the
girl in the parking lot at West End Grocery in Walnut Grove and tried to get her
to go with him, according to reports.

The girl told authorities she
struggled and pulled away from the man and he left.

Holcomb was
convicted in Marshall County of second-degree rape involving a 14-year-old girl
in 1994.

Holcomb first registered as a sex offender in Etowah County in January after the 2005 law went into effect requiring that all those convicted before 1996 register.

The law now states that those convicted before 1996 cannot be “grandfathered” under the law and all convicted sex offenders must register.

Published in: on June 4, 2008 at 8:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bond denied for convicted sex offender

Bond has been denied for a convicted sex offender accused of attempting to abduct an 11-year-old girl.

Donald Edward Holcomb, 61, appeared Friday before Etowah County District Judge William Russell, who signed an order Tuesday that denied a motion for bond.

Holcomb, 157 Kerri Lane East in the Aurora community of Boaz, was charged May 2 with enticing a child into a vehicle for illegal for immoral purposes, a Class C felony, after he allegedly tried to abduct the girl in the parking lot at West End Grocery.

Holcomb initially was released May 5 on a $2,500 bond, an amount automatically set for a Class C felony.

District Attorney Jimmie Harp filed a motion the next day, and Russell ordered Holcomb to be placed on an electronic monitoring device under the supervision of the court referral office.

After Holcomb violated the terms of his electronic monitoring, he was arrested again May 8 and his bond revoked.

He remains in the Etowah County jail.

A tip led to Holcomb’s arrest three days after he allegedly tried to grab the girl in the parking lot at West End Grocery in Walnut Grove and tried to get her to go with him, according to reports.

The girl told authorities she struggled and pulled away from the man and he left.

Holcomb was convicted in Marshall County of second-degree rape involving a 14-year-old girl in 1994.

Holcomb first registered as a sex offender in Etowah County in January after the 2005 law went into effect requiring that all those convicted before 1996 register.

The law now states that those convicted before 1996 cannot be “grandfathered” under the law and all convicted sex offenders must register.

Archie & Willie Skinner – Father-Son Child Molesters – GUILTY!


A year-and-a-half long trial for a suspected child molester in Roswell has finally come to an end.

A jury has found 22-year-old Willie Skinner guilty of molesting a six-year-old girl.

He now faces up to 18 years in prison.

The ruling follows another one back in May for Skinner’s father, Archie, who was convicted of molesting the same child.

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Archie & Willie Skinner – Father-Son Child Molesters – GUILTY!


A year-and-a-half long trial for a suspected child molester in Roswell has finally come to an end.

A jury has found 22-year-old Willie Skinner guilty of molesting a six-year-old girl.

He now faces up to 18 years in prison.

The ruling follows another one back in May for Skinner’s father, Archie, who was convicted of molesting the same child.

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Archie & Willie Skinner – Father-Son Child Molesters – GUILTY!


A year-and-a-half long trial for a suspected child molester in Roswell has finally come to an end.

A jury has found 22-year-old Willie Skinner guilty of molesting a six-year-old girl.

He now faces up to 18 years in prison.

The ruling follows another one back in May for Skinner’s father, Archie, who was convicted of molesting the same child.

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Ricardo & Ruben Sanchez – Father-Son Child Molesters

A father and son whose family ran an unlicensed day-care center have been arrested in connection with a string of child molestations involving at least four family members and a child at the day care.

Ricardo Sanchez, 46, and Ruben Sanchez, 19, were taken into custody Monday on suspicion of continuous sexual abuse of a child and lewd and lascivious acts.

Ruben Sanchez was also arrested on suspicion of sodomy of a minor.

They were booked at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

“This is certainly a disturbing case,” Redlands police spokesman Carl Baker said. “It’s additionally disturbing that it’s run on for so long, the number of victims involved and the fact that it’s passed on from father to son.”

Police are looking for other possible victims.

Five have come forward so far, both male and female. All were under 13 when the incidents occurred. Three are now adults.

Three family members who said they were sexually abused by Ricardo Sanchez, some as far back as the 1970s, told police their stories last month after a family fight.

The resulting investigation uncovered Ruben Sanchez’s abuse in March of an underage family member, police said.

He is also believed to have molested a child in 2006-2007 at his grandmother’s day-care center in the 1400 block of Arlene Street.

The Sanchez Family Daycare, which operated out of the family’s one-story house, was unlicensed at the time police said Ruben Sanchez sexually abused a child there.

The day care lost its license in 1996 during a child-abuse investigation. No criminal charges were filed in that case.

No details on the 1996 investigation were immediately available Tuesday.

The Department of Social Services cited the day care last month after receiving a complaint that it was still operating, said spokeswoman Shirley Washington.

A follow-up visit Tuesday showed no signs that the day care was still in business, Washington said.

There was no day-care sign Tuesday outside the Sanchez house, and no one answered the door.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Redlands police Detective Aneta Deutscher at (909) 798-7688.

Published in: on June 4, 2008 at 5:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

Ricardo & Ruben Sanchez – Father-Son Child Molesters

A father and son whose family ran an unlicensed day-care center have been arrested in connection with a string of child molestations involving at least four family members and a child at the day care.

Ricardo Sanchez, 46, and Ruben Sanchez, 19, were taken into custody Monday on suspicion of continuous sexual abuse of a child and lewd and lascivious acts.

Ruben Sanchez was also arrested on suspicion of sodomy of a minor.

They were booked at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

“This is certainly a disturbing case,” Redlands police spokesman Carl Baker said. “It’s additionally disturbing that it’s run on for so long, the number of victims involved and the fact that it’s passed on from father to son.”

Police are looking for other possible victims.

Five have come forward so far, both male and female. All were under 13 when the incidents occurred. Three are now adults.

Three family members who said they were sexually abused by Ricardo Sanchez, some as far back as the 1970s, told police their stories last month after a family fight.

The resulting investigation uncovered Ruben Sanchez’s abuse in March of an underage family member, police said.

He is also believed to have molested a child in 2006-2007 at his grandmother’s day-care center in the 1400 block of Arlene Street.

The Sanchez Family Daycare, which operated out of the family’s one-story house, was unlicensed at the time police said Ruben Sanchez sexually abused a child there.

The day care lost its license in 1996 during a child-abuse investigation. No criminal charges were filed in that case.

No details on the 1996 investigation were immediately available Tuesday.

The Department of Social Services cited the day care last month after receiving a complaint that it was still operating, said spokeswoman Shirley Washington.

A follow-up visit Tuesday showed no signs that the day care was still in business, Washington said.

There was no day-care sign Tuesday outside the Sanchez house, and no one answered the door.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Redlands police Detective Aneta Deutscher at (909) 798-7688.

Published in: on June 4, 2008 at 5:55 pm  Leave a Comment