Adam Cohen – Repeat Sex Offender – GUILTY!

A sex offender accused of offering a 16-year-old girl beer and marijuana then sexually assaulting her has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in Williamson County.

Adam Cohen, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault of a child, according to the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office.

He was arrested after the 16-year-old from Leander reported the January assault.

Cohen had already been prosecuted in Travis County in 2007 for failing to register as a sex offender after serving a sentence in Maryland for assaulting a 15-year-old.

Cohen was sentenced to 20 years in prison for each charge, which he must serve consecutively. He will not be eligible for parole for 20 years.

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

Published in: on June 11, 2008 at 5:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

Adam Cohen – Repeat Sex Offender – GUILTY!

A sex offender accused of offering a 16-year-old girl beer and marijuana then sexually assaulting her has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in Williamson County.

Adam Cohen, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault of a child, according to the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office.

He was arrested after the 16-year-old from Leander reported the January assault.

Cohen had already been prosecuted in Travis County in 2007 for failing to register as a sex offender after serving a sentence in Maryland for assaulting a 15-year-old.

Cohen was sentenced to 20 years in prison for each charge, which he must serve consecutively. He will not be eligible for parole for 20 years.

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

Published in: on June 11, 2008 at 5:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

Antonín Novák – Czech Pedophile Murderer Rapist

The rape and murder of 9-year-old Jakub Šimánek from Havlíčkův Brod has shocked the nation, leading to questions why more wasn’t done to keep track of the suspect – a repeat sex offender from neighbouring Slovakia. The Slovak national spent years in detention and upon release was ordered to undergo outpatient treatment. The fact that he didn’t should have set the alarm bells ringing.

The sex-abuse murder of a nine-year-old boy in the Czech-Moravian highlands has left many in the Czech Republic deeply shocked. Images of the boy as well as his grieving family have been broadcast repeatedly on television, bringing home the grim reality and leading many to ask themselves simply “How could this happen?”. Nine-year-old Jakub disappeared in May but his body was only uncovered at the weekend after police arrested a suspect – a Slovak national with a history of sex offences. He led them to the place where he’d hidden the child’s body. In addition, the suspect, named Antonín Novák, admitted to the abuse of ten other boys throughout the country, leaving the police to retrace his steps. It is believed that he targeted little boys on playgrounds or near supermarkets. Additional crimes have not been ruled out.

What is the dominant factor that led to the recent tragedy? Above all, that officials in neighbouring Slovakia failed to alert their international counterparts that Mr Novák’s whereabouts were unknown and that he was considered dangerous. Such mistakes can begin as easily as a psychiatrist failing to contact the courts or police when a patient ordered to undergo treatment fails to show up. Petr Weiss, a respected Czech sex therapist, says the problem is not in the system itself, but rather a lack of diligence on the part of doctors.

“The system itself is not bad but it happens that the rules are not always followed properly. If somebody doesn’t follow through with outpatient treatment ordered by the court, the doctor should contact the court. But often they don’t, and untreated patients can be very dangerous. For many psychiatrists sex offenders are often a very marginal group of patients as they have schizophrenics and people with other ailments so sex offenders are often not at the centre of their focus.”

Unchecked, it was only a small step for Antonín Novák to travel undetected within Schengen, as well as to live in the Czech Republic under an assumed name. Dr Weiss and others say what would help prevent tragedies like Jakub’s is a register of sex offenders:

“We should have in the European Union a full register of sex offenders and police need to have access to the data. Maybe that would help. But as far as I know the Slovak police did not tell our own police that this man was punished for paedophilia in the past.”

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

Antonín Novák – Czech Pedophile Murderer Rapist

The rape and murder of 9-year-old Jakub Šimánek from Havlíčkův Brod has shocked the nation, leading to questions why more wasn’t done to keep track of the suspect – a repeat sex offender from neighbouring Slovakia. The Slovak national spent years in detention and upon release was ordered to undergo outpatient treatment. The fact that he didn’t should have set the alarm bells ringing.

The sex-abuse murder of a nine-year-old boy in the Czech-Moravian highlands has left many in the Czech Republic deeply shocked. Images of the boy as well as his grieving family have been broadcast repeatedly on television, bringing home the grim reality and leading many to ask themselves simply “How could this happen?”. Nine-year-old Jakub disappeared in May but his body was only uncovered at the weekend after police arrested a suspect – a Slovak national with a history of sex offences. He led them to the place where he’d hidden the child’s body. In addition, the suspect, named Antonín Novák, admitted to the abuse of ten other boys throughout the country, leaving the police to retrace his steps. It is believed that he targeted little boys on playgrounds or near supermarkets. Additional crimes have not been ruled out.

What is the dominant factor that led to the recent tragedy? Above all, that officials in neighbouring Slovakia failed to alert their international counterparts that Mr Novák’s whereabouts were unknown and that he was considered dangerous. Such mistakes can begin as easily as a psychiatrist failing to contact the courts or police when a patient ordered to undergo treatment fails to show up. Petr Weiss, a respected Czech sex therapist, says the problem is not in the system itself, but rather a lack of diligence on the part of doctors.

“The system itself is not bad but it happens that the rules are not always followed properly. If somebody doesn’t follow through with outpatient treatment ordered by the court, the doctor should contact the court. But often they don’t, and untreated patients can be very dangerous. For many psychiatrists sex offenders are often a very marginal group of patients as they have schizophrenics and people with other ailments so sex offenders are often not at the centre of their focus.”

Unchecked, it was only a small step for Antonín Novák to travel undetected within Schengen, as well as to live in the Czech Republic under an assumed name. Dr Weiss and others say what would help prevent tragedies like Jakub’s is a register of sex offenders:

“We should have in the European Union a full register of sex offenders and police need to have access to the data. Maybe that would help. But as far as I know the Slovak police did not tell our own police that this man was punished for paedophilia in the past.”

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

Antonín Novák – Czech Pedophile Murderer Rapist

The rape and murder of 9-year-old Jakub Šimánek from Havlíčkův Brod has shocked the nation, leading to questions why more wasn’t done to keep track of the suspect – a repeat sex offender from neighbouring Slovakia. The Slovak national spent years in detention and upon release was ordered to undergo outpatient treatment. The fact that he didn’t should have set the alarm bells ringing.

The sex-abuse murder of a nine-year-old boy in the Czech-Moravian highlands has left many in the Czech Republic deeply shocked. Images of the boy as well as his grieving family have been broadcast repeatedly on television, bringing home the grim reality and leading many to ask themselves simply “How could this happen?”. Nine-year-old Jakub disappeared in May but his body was only uncovered at the weekend after police arrested a suspect – a Slovak national with a history of sex offences. He led them to the place where he’d hidden the child’s body. In addition, the suspect, named Antonín Novák, admitted to the abuse of ten other boys throughout the country, leaving the police to retrace his steps. It is believed that he targeted little boys on playgrounds or near supermarkets. Additional crimes have not been ruled out.

What is the dominant factor that led to the recent tragedy? Above all, that officials in neighbouring Slovakia failed to alert their international counterparts that Mr Novák’s whereabouts were unknown and that he was considered dangerous. Such mistakes can begin as easily as a psychiatrist failing to contact the courts or police when a patient ordered to undergo treatment fails to show up. Petr Weiss, a respected Czech sex therapist, says the problem is not in the system itself, but rather a lack of diligence on the part of doctors.

“The system itself is not bad but it happens that the rules are not always followed properly. If somebody doesn’t follow through with outpatient treatment ordered by the court, the doctor should contact the court. But often they don’t, and untreated patients can be very dangerous. For many psychiatrists sex offenders are often a very marginal group of patients as they have schizophrenics and people with other ailments so sex offenders are often not at the centre of their focus.”

Unchecked, it was only a small step for Antonín Novák to travel undetected within Schengen, as well as to live in the Czech Republic under an assumed name. Dr Weiss and others say what would help prevent tragedies like Jakub’s is a register of sex offenders:

“We should have in the European Union a full register of sex offenders and police need to have access to the data. Maybe that would help. But as far as I know the Slovak police did not tell our own police that this man was punished for paedophilia in the past.”

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

Jerry Morris – Repeat Sex Offender – Strikes Again


Porter County Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper said of everything she has seen during her years on the bench, she’s always amazed by parents who knowingly leave their children vulnerable to sex offenders.

This was the case with Portage resident Jerry Morris, whom Harper sentenced Tuesday to the near-maximum 12 years behind bars for repeatedly fondling a 6-year-old girl just a short time after being released from prison from one of his two earlier molestation convictions.


Morris also pleaded guilty to violating his probation from those earlier offenses by drinking alcohol, looking at pornography on the Internet and failing to pay his fees.

Morris, who can be released in about five years with good behavior and as a result of time already served, was ordered to undergo sex offender treatment while in prison.

The most recent molestations occurred between March 2 and Aug. 10, 2007, and involved the daughter of a friend staying temporarily at Morris’ mobile home at 70 B Cod Drive.

The girl told police she spent a few weekends with her father and Morris, and was left alone on occasion with Morris. She said Morris would tickle her but denied he fondled her.

Morris admitted to fondling the girl during an interview that was part of a sexual history polygraph examination that is a requirement stemming from his earlier molestation convictions. He said he tickled her on numerous occasions and fondled her as many as five times.

The 29-year-old apologized Tuesday, asked for forgiveness and said he has the support of his family if he were allowed to go free.

Deputy Prosecutor Cheryl Polarek gave Morris credit for admitting the crime, but said he has proven himself a poor candidate to be released on probation.

Harper said she did not know if officials with the Indiana Department of Child Services were involved in the case, but criticized the parent responsible for leaving the child with Morris.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
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Jerry Morris – Repeat Sex Offender – Strikes Again


Porter County Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper said of everything she has seen during her years on the bench, she’s always amazed by parents who knowingly leave their children vulnerable to sex offenders.

This was the case with Portage resident Jerry Morris, whom Harper sentenced Tuesday to the near-maximum 12 years behind bars for repeatedly fondling a 6-year-old girl just a short time after being released from prison from one of his two earlier molestation convictions.


Morris also pleaded guilty to violating his probation from those earlier offenses by drinking alcohol, looking at pornography on the Internet and failing to pay his fees.

Morris, who can be released in about five years with good behavior and as a result of time already served, was ordered to undergo sex offender treatment while in prison.

The most recent molestations occurred between March 2 and Aug. 10, 2007, and involved the daughter of a friend staying temporarily at Morris’ mobile home at 70 B Cod Drive.

The girl told police she spent a few weekends with her father and Morris, and was left alone on occasion with Morris. She said Morris would tickle her but denied he fondled her.

Morris admitted to fondling the girl during an interview that was part of a sexual history polygraph examination that is a requirement stemming from his earlier molestation convictions. He said he tickled her on numerous occasions and fondled her as many as five times.

The 29-year-old apologized Tuesday, asked for forgiveness and said he has the support of his family if he were allowed to go free.

Deputy Prosecutor Cheryl Polarek gave Morris credit for admitting the crime, but said he has proven himself a poor candidate to be released on probation.

Harper said she did not know if officials with the Indiana Department of Child Services were involved in the case, but criticized the parent responsible for leaving the child with Morris.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on June 11, 2008 at 5:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Jerry Morris – Repeat Sex Offender – Strikes Again


Porter County Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper said of everything she has seen during her years on the bench, she’s always amazed by parents who knowingly leave their children vulnerable to sex offenders.

This was the case with Portage resident Jerry Morris, whom Harper sentenced Tuesday to the near-maximum 12 years behind bars for repeatedly fondling a 6-year-old girl just a short time after being released from prison from one of his two earlier molestation convictions.


Morris also pleaded guilty to violating his probation from those earlier offenses by drinking alcohol, looking at pornography on the Internet and failing to pay his fees.

Morris, who can be released in about five years with good behavior and as a result of time already served, was ordered to undergo sex offender treatment while in prison.

The most recent molestations occurred between March 2 and Aug. 10, 2007, and involved the daughter of a friend staying temporarily at Morris’ mobile home at 70 B Cod Drive.

The girl told police she spent a few weekends with her father and Morris, and was left alone on occasion with Morris. She said Morris would tickle her but denied he fondled her.

Morris admitted to fondling the girl during an interview that was part of a sexual history polygraph examination that is a requirement stemming from his earlier molestation convictions. He said he tickled her on numerous occasions and fondled her as many as five times.

The 29-year-old apologized Tuesday, asked for forgiveness and said he has the support of his family if he were allowed to go free.

Deputy Prosecutor Cheryl Polarek gave Morris credit for admitting the crime, but said he has proven himself a poor candidate to be released on probation.

Harper said she did not know if officials with the Indiana Department of Child Services were involved in the case, but criticized the parent responsible for leaving the child with Morris.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on June 11, 2008 at 5:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Billy Dan Carroll – Child Molester must pay for own attorney

“All he did was hurt,
I mean he is one of the most evil men I know”


An Austin judge ruled a man accused of molesting at least six children must find a way to pay for his own attorney.

Billy Dan Carroll appeared in court Wednesday wearing a jailhouse jumper with his feet shackled in chains. He asked Judge Melissa Goodwin for a court appointed attorney because Carroll says his wife froze their assets and his business partner dissolved their partnership.

But the state argued weeks ago Carroll was making $200,000 a year, with a $400,000 house and $70,000 in personal property.

The judge ordered Carroll to turn over revenue records showing his assets, but that didn’t happen. So Wednesday she ruled he must make some effort to sell property to hire an attorney.

“Mr. Carroll is a very wealthy man. He lived an extravagant lifestyle. He traveled all over the world. He owned his business. He lived in an expensive house,” Travis County Asst. District Attorney Dayna Blazey said.

That’s pleases Kim Krueger, who says Carroll abused her starting back in 1981.

“I’ve been to Mr. Carroll’s home. I know his lifestyle. My mom dated him; they’ve remained friends up and through the 90’s even with his current wife, and he’s still talked to my mother. I know he lives a very extravagant life, and to simply say that’s he’s in jail is no reason he can’t access his funds is absurd,” Krueger said.

“All he did was hurt, I mean he is one of the most evil men I know, and I guess for me it’s gratifying. I feel justice has been done because for 27 years I prayed every night for something to happen, and it did,” she continued.

Through his attorney, Carroll says he understands the judges ruling but isn’t thrilled with it. Carroll says his money needs to go to his wife and daughters. Carroll’s lawyer for the hearing says hiring a private attorney could cost Carroll about a $100,000.

The state says it will present the cases of abuse to a grand jury in about 30 or 40 days.

Published in: on June 11, 2008 at 4:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

Billy Dan Carroll – Child Molester must pay for own attorney

“All he did was hurt,
I mean he is one of the most evil men I know”


An Austin judge ruled a man accused of molesting at least six children must find a way to pay for his own attorney.

Billy Dan Carroll appeared in court Wednesday wearing a jailhouse jumper with his feet shackled in chains. He asked Judge Melissa Goodwin for a court appointed attorney because Carroll says his wife froze their assets and his business partner dissolved their partnership.

But the state argued weeks ago Carroll was making $200,000 a year, with a $400,000 house and $70,000 in personal property.

The judge ordered Carroll to turn over revenue records showing his assets, but that didn’t happen. So Wednesday she ruled he must make some effort to sell property to hire an attorney.

“Mr. Carroll is a very wealthy man. He lived an extravagant lifestyle. He traveled all over the world. He owned his business. He lived in an expensive house,” Travis County Asst. District Attorney Dayna Blazey said.

That’s pleases Kim Krueger, who says Carroll abused her starting back in 1981.

“I’ve been to Mr. Carroll’s home. I know his lifestyle. My mom dated him; they’ve remained friends up and through the 90’s even with his current wife, and he’s still talked to my mother. I know he lives a very extravagant life, and to simply say that’s he’s in jail is no reason he can’t access his funds is absurd,” Krueger said.

“All he did was hurt, I mean he is one of the most evil men I know, and I guess for me it’s gratifying. I feel justice has been done because for 27 years I prayed every night for something to happen, and it did,” she continued.

Through his attorney, Carroll says he understands the judges ruling but isn’t thrilled with it. Carroll says his money needs to go to his wife and daughters. Carroll’s lawyer for the hearing says hiring a private attorney could cost Carroll about a $100,000.

The state says it will present the cases of abuse to a grand jury in about 30 or 40 days.

Published in: on June 11, 2008 at 4:56 pm  Leave a Comment