Leonard Auerbach – Sex Tourist Fugitive

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Francisco, Auerbach was accused of travelling to Costa Rica for “child sex tourism” more than 40 times between 2003 and 2007.

Cuba announced Friday it had handed an American accused of travelling abroad to have sex with children over to the United States in a rare sign of judicial cooperation between the two countries.

The Cuban foreign ministry said it had deported to the United States Leonard Auerbach, a California mortgage banker who was pursued by U.S. authorities on charges of repeatedly going to Costa Rica to have sex with minors, and possession of child pornography.

The ministry said Auerbach, 61, arrived in Cuba on April 8 from Mexico “in order to escape U.S. justice.”

It said that based on information submitted by U.S. authorities, he was detained in Cuba on May 7, and then handed over due to the “serious” charges against him.

It did not say how Auerbach was transferred to the United States.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Francisco, Auerbach was accused of travelling to Costa Rica for “child sex tourism” more than 40 times between 2003 and 2007.

Auerbach was declared a fugitive after failing to appear in court for arraignment April 9.

He is the fourth American handed by Cuba to U.S. authorities since July 2006, when Raul Castro took over the presidency from his ailing brother Fidel Castro.

In October, Cuba deported John Bradley Egan, who faced charges of bank fraud and identity theft, after the suspect was detained when his yacht suffered mechanical problems in Cuban waters.

In April 2007, Cuban authorities handed over Joseph Adjmi, who had been a U.S. fugitive since 1963, when he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for mail fraud.

David Ray Franklin, who stole a plane and fled to Cuba with his son, was handed to the United States in October 2006.

The United States has recognized some Cuban cooperation, but diplomats in Havana said about 70 per cent cases remain.

Cuba has only occasionally handed over suspects to the United States in half a century of communist rule on the island.

George Quintero – Repeat Sex Offender


A Salem man was arraigned Thursday on charges of sexually assaulting a girl at his home last year.

George Quintero, 43, was charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl at his Wheeler avenue house. Police said Quintero is a convicted sex offender, and he knew the girl.

Salem police said they became aware of the case when Massachusetts authorities said they were investigating similar allegations made in the Bay State.

“We were notified and contacted by the Medford, Mass., police department, who were conducting a parallel investigation for the same type of issue,” Capt. Shawn Patten said. “Through that investigation, it was determined that some of the crimes were committed in Salem.”

Police said that while the Massachusetts allegations were being investigated, the girl, now 9, told authorities that Quintero had sexual contact with her in February 2007.

Quintero was charged in New Hampshire with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of felonious sexual assault. He has not been charged in Massachusetts.

According to court records, Quintero was convicted by the U.S. military of murder and rape in Germany and served 17 years of a 27-year sentence. Police said the victim in that case was an adult.

“This person landed on the sex offender register due to a crime he was convicted of in 1985 with regards to a homicide and forcible rape,” Patten said.

Although Quintero was a registered sex offender, because his victim was an adult, he was not included on a public registry.

Quintero was ordered held on $250,000 bail.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
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George Quintero – Repeat Sex Offender


A Salem man was arraigned Thursday on charges of sexually assaulting a girl at his home last year.

George Quintero, 43, was charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl at his Wheeler avenue house. Police said Quintero is a convicted sex offender, and he knew the girl.

Salem police said they became aware of the case when Massachusetts authorities said they were investigating similar allegations made in the Bay State.

“We were notified and contacted by the Medford, Mass., police department, who were conducting a parallel investigation for the same type of issue,” Capt. Shawn Patten said. “Through that investigation, it was determined that some of the crimes were committed in Salem.”

Police said that while the Massachusetts allegations were being investigated, the girl, now 9, told authorities that Quintero had sexual contact with her in February 2007.

Quintero was charged in New Hampshire with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of felonious sexual assault. He has not been charged in Massachusetts.

According to court records, Quintero was convicted by the U.S. military of murder and rape in Germany and served 17 years of a 27-year sentence. Police said the victim in that case was an adult.

“This person landed on the sex offender register due to a crime he was convicted of in 1985 with regards to a homicide and forcible rape,” Patten said.

Although Quintero was a registered sex offender, because his victim was an adult, he was not included on a public registry.

Quintero was ordered held on $250,000 bail.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on June 13, 2008 at 4:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

George Quintero – Repeat Sex Offender


A Salem man was arraigned Thursday on charges of sexually assaulting a girl at his home last year.

George Quintero, 43, was charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl at his Wheeler avenue house. Police said Quintero is a convicted sex offender, and he knew the girl.

Salem police said they became aware of the case when Massachusetts authorities said they were investigating similar allegations made in the Bay State.

“We were notified and contacted by the Medford, Mass., police department, who were conducting a parallel investigation for the same type of issue,” Capt. Shawn Patten said. “Through that investigation, it was determined that some of the crimes were committed in Salem.”

Police said that while the Massachusetts allegations were being investigated, the girl, now 9, told authorities that Quintero had sexual contact with her in February 2007.

Quintero was charged in New Hampshire with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of felonious sexual assault. He has not been charged in Massachusetts.

According to court records, Quintero was convicted by the U.S. military of murder and rape in Germany and served 17 years of a 27-year sentence. Police said the victim in that case was an adult.

“This person landed on the sex offender register due to a crime he was convicted of in 1985 with regards to a homicide and forcible rape,” Patten said.

Although Quintero was a registered sex offender, because his victim was an adult, he was not included on a public registry.

Quintero was ordered held on $250,000 bail.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
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David Edmund Kinsey – Repeat Sex Offender


A Valley man who is a registered sex offender is accused of fondling a 60-year-old woman and sexually assaulting another woman in her motorized scooter while naked.David Edmund Kinsey, 38, was arrested by Phoenix police at his Tempe home June 2, according to a report released Thursday.

Kinsey is accused in two incidents.

The first took place March 5 in Phoenix where Kinsey allegedly fondled a 63-year-old woman in a common laundry room near Cave Creek Road and 7th Street.

The second incident happened March 20th near Thomas Road and 7th Street.

This time, a 40-year-old woman was in her motorized scooter chair out in public when Kinsey pulled up alongside in his silver Nissan pickup truck.

He was naked and when he stepped out of the truck, he sexually assaulted the woman before driving away, according to the report.

Investigators from Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale and Scottsdale police departments believe Kinsey is involved in more than a dozen cases of indecent exposure.

Additional charges against Kinsey are expected as investigators compare information.

There are no known cases at this time in Tempe, where Kinsey resided.

Police believe Kinsey would drive to various locations in his silver Nissan pickup truck looking for women in the 40 to 70-year-old age range.

He would stop and ask the woman a question and when the woman stepped near his truck, Kinsey would expose himself or already be naked.

Kinsey’s arrest is now being made public since investigators have completed photo lineups with a number of victims or witnesses.

“These all took place in very public places.” Sgt. Joe Tranter said. “He could go mobile without anyone knowing.”

Tranter said they tracked him down after a tip came in from a woman who saw an ABC15 report last week.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
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David Edmund Kinsey – Repeat Sex Offender


A Valley man who is a registered sex offender is accused of fondling a 60-year-old woman and sexually assaulting another woman in her motorized scooter while naked.David Edmund Kinsey, 38, was arrested by Phoenix police at his Tempe home June 2, according to a report released Thursday.

Kinsey is accused in two incidents.

The first took place March 5 in Phoenix where Kinsey allegedly fondled a 63-year-old woman in a common laundry room near Cave Creek Road and 7th Street.

The second incident happened March 20th near Thomas Road and 7th Street.

This time, a 40-year-old woman was in her motorized scooter chair out in public when Kinsey pulled up alongside in his silver Nissan pickup truck.

He was naked and when he stepped out of the truck, he sexually assaulted the woman before driving away, according to the report.

Investigators from Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale and Scottsdale police departments believe Kinsey is involved in more than a dozen cases of indecent exposure.

Additional charges against Kinsey are expected as investigators compare information.

There are no known cases at this time in Tempe, where Kinsey resided.

Police believe Kinsey would drive to various locations in his silver Nissan pickup truck looking for women in the 40 to 70-year-old age range.

He would stop and ask the woman a question and when the woman stepped near his truck, Kinsey would expose himself or already be naked.

Kinsey’s arrest is now being made public since investigators have completed photo lineups with a number of victims or witnesses.

“These all took place in very public places.” Sgt. Joe Tranter said. “He could go mobile without anyone knowing.”

Tranter said they tracked him down after a tip came in from a woman who saw an ABC15 report last week.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on June 13, 2008 at 3:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

David Edmund Kinsey – Repeat Sex Offender


A Valley man who is a registered sex offender is accused of fondling a 60-year-old woman and sexually assaulting another woman in her motorized scooter while naked.David Edmund Kinsey, 38, was arrested by Phoenix police at his Tempe home June 2, according to a report released Thursday.

Kinsey is accused in two incidents.

The first took place March 5 in Phoenix where Kinsey allegedly fondled a 63-year-old woman in a common laundry room near Cave Creek Road and 7th Street.

The second incident happened March 20th near Thomas Road and 7th Street.

This time, a 40-year-old woman was in her motorized scooter chair out in public when Kinsey pulled up alongside in his silver Nissan pickup truck.

He was naked and when he stepped out of the truck, he sexually assaulted the woman before driving away, according to the report.

Investigators from Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale and Scottsdale police departments believe Kinsey is involved in more than a dozen cases of indecent exposure.

Additional charges against Kinsey are expected as investigators compare information.

There are no known cases at this time in Tempe, where Kinsey resided.

Police believe Kinsey would drive to various locations in his silver Nissan pickup truck looking for women in the 40 to 70-year-old age range.

He would stop and ask the woman a question and when the woman stepped near his truck, Kinsey would expose himself or already be naked.

Kinsey’s arrest is now being made public since investigators have completed photo lineups with a number of victims or witnesses.

“These all took place in very public places.” Sgt. Joe Tranter said. “He could go mobile without anyone knowing.”

Tranter said they tracked him down after a tip came in from a woman who saw an ABC15 report last week.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on June 13, 2008 at 3:56 pm  Leave a Comment