Brandon Solether Baby Raper Turns himself in


A man accused of child molestation turned himself in to the New Albany Police Department on Tuesday.

On Friday, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Brandon Solether, 25, of New Albany on five counts of child molesting, a class A felony.

On July 2, a woman reported that Solether had orally and anally penetrated her 9- and 13-year-old sons at his residence June 30. The mother reported that both children are mentally challenged.

A certified sexual assault nurse completed a medical examination which showed abnormalities for both boys.

The two boys also told police that Solether showed them a shotgun and threatened to kill them if they told anyone.

On Tuesday, Solether walked in to the police station and turned himself in to police. He is being held in the Floyd County Jail. Bond is fixed at $200,000.

He could face up to 250 years in prison if convicted on all five counts.

Published in: on July 31, 2008 at 7:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

Brandon Solether Baby Raper Turns himself in


A man accused of child molestation turned himself in to the New Albany Police Department on Tuesday.

On Friday, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Brandon Solether, 25, of New Albany on five counts of child molesting, a class A felony.

On July 2, a woman reported that Solether had orally and anally penetrated her 9- and 13-year-old sons at his residence June 30. The mother reported that both children are mentally challenged.

A certified sexual assault nurse completed a medical examination which showed abnormalities for both boys.

The two boys also told police that Solether showed them a shotgun and threatened to kill them if they told anyone.

On Tuesday, Solether walked in to the police station and turned himself in to police. He is being held in the Floyd County Jail. Bond is fixed at $200,000.

He could face up to 250 years in prison if convicted on all five counts.

Published in: on July 31, 2008 at 7:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

Harold Ferrin – Foster Parent charged with molesting Six Year Old


An Indianapolis foster parent is behind bars following allegations of sexually abusing a little girl. The man had only recently been licensed to foster children.

Harold Ferrin is charged with four counts of child molesting involving a six-year-old. The 53-year-old is a foster parent and a civilian corrections officer.

“Most of our investigation is done. IMPD is typically the agency that takes their criminal investigation to the prosecutor’s office,” said Rhonda Allen of the Marion County Department of Child Services.

Child services removed a boy and girl from the care of Ferrin and his wife and suspended their foster care license.

The girl alleges the incidents happened over the course of a year. Ferrin denies the charges, but he’s being held without bond in the Marion County Jail.

Criminal defense attorney Robert Hammerle has serious questions about the Ferrin case and others like it.

“The allegation could be true. Frequently it’s not. The problem is that once that stain, once the accusation is made, the stain on a person’s reputation, character and soul…it never washes away,” said Hammerle.

Prosecutors don’t point solely at the accused, they also have concerns about child services.

“There’s an obligation to make sure that all of these tips and leads and information are followed through and that people in those positions…there’s a tremendous amount of trust and tremendous obligation. They need to make sure that these children are placed with folks that are gonna care for them and protect them,” said Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi.

Harold Ferrin – Foster Parent charged with molesting Six Year Old


An Indianapolis foster parent is behind bars following allegations of sexually abusing a little girl. The man had only recently been licensed to foster children.

Harold Ferrin is charged with four counts of child molesting involving a six-year-old. The 53-year-old is a foster parent and a civilian corrections officer.

“Most of our investigation is done. IMPD is typically the agency that takes their criminal investigation to the prosecutor’s office,” said Rhonda Allen of the Marion County Department of Child Services.

Child services removed a boy and girl from the care of Ferrin and his wife and suspended their foster care license.

The girl alleges the incidents happened over the course of a year. Ferrin denies the charges, but he’s being held without bond in the Marion County Jail.

Criminal defense attorney Robert Hammerle has serious questions about the Ferrin case and others like it.

“The allegation could be true. Frequently it’s not. The problem is that once that stain, once the accusation is made, the stain on a person’s reputation, character and soul…it never washes away,” said Hammerle.

Prosecutors don’t point solely at the accused, they also have concerns about child services.

“There’s an obligation to make sure that all of these tips and leads and information are followed through and that people in those positions…there’s a tremendous amount of trust and tremendous obligation. They need to make sure that these children are placed with folks that are gonna care for them and protect them,” said Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi.

Ralph Raymond Evans – Repeat Sex Offender

It’s a sordid tale. An Elk Grove businessman who employed teens and brought costumed mascots to children’s parties now faces rape and child pornography charges. And no one but police knew Ralph Raymond Evans is also a registered sex offender, with a past misdemeanor conviction for possessing child pornography.

“Very shocked, very appalled,” said one woman who was once a client of Evans’ company called Mascot Marketers. “His staffing, from what I remember and dealt with, were all teenagers. And then the secondary part of his business being ‘Mascot Parties,’ all about the kids.”

Evans, 39, is a convicted sex offender who registered as required with Elk Grove police, but because his prior conviction is considered a lesser offense he’s not posted on the public Megan’s Law Web site.

“Actually that went through the rumor mill that he was a registered sex offender. So of course that was the first thing I went and did, looked it up on the Web site, didn’t find him there,” said the former business client who doesn’t want her identity disclosed. “As a proactive parent I’m very disturbed that he wasn’t on there.”

According to search warrant affidavits obtained by News10, Evans employed as many as 26 people, many of them underage teens, to wear the mascot costumes. Several of them were part of last May’s annual Elk Grove Western Festival parade.

What even police didn’t know is that Evans changed his first name to Raymond, using that name as owner of Mascot Marketers, Mascot Parties, and other businesses he ran from his home.

“It’s one of those things that unfortunately slipped through the cracks as far as his name change and that association,” said Elk Grove police Sgt. Chris Trim. “It is scary just because of the nature of the accusations, also his past criminal history.”

The new charges mushroomed from an investigation into domestic violence, according to Trim. Evans’ ex-wife complained he was violating a restraining order and stalking her.

He’s now accused of breaking into her house, installing hidden video cameras and secretly taping his ex-wife and her children. Further investigation brought forward an 18-year-old woman Evans allegedly brought to his house. Evans got her intoxicated, raped her and videotaped the encounter, according to the affidavit.

During the search, detectives found at least 149 pornographic pictures plus other negatives. One now-adult woman identified those as sexually explicit photos of her taken when she was 15 to 17 years old.

As Evans remains in jail on no bail, his HumVee adorned with advertising for his mascot business sits in the driveway of his house. Several security cameras can be seen covering the outside of the house, as well as the house next door which Evans also reportedly owns.

Evans actually has three cases pending against him in Sacramento Superior Court. One involves felony burglary, stalking and secretly recording someone in a private setting. The second includes two counts of rape using involuntary intoxication. The third case is possession of child pornography, a felony due to his prior conviction.

Detectives are waiting for forensic analysis of computers seized from Evans which may contain more illegal images. In the meantime, they’re also conducting more interviews of his young employees.

“It is a great concern for us and that’s why we’ve taken the extra steps to make sure we contact people that were employed by his company,” said Trim. “We have detectives doing several interviews. However, we haven’t had any additional victims regarding any child incidents come forward.”

As for his exclusion from Megan’s Law, Trim said that’s all set by guidelines from the California Department of Justice. Of the 121 registered sex offenders in Elk Grove, 72 are on the public Web site. Statewide, 25 percent of registered sex offenders avoid the public scrutiny, according to DOJ.

“Ya know, I want to know where my children are. And if my children had been around him I would be a lot more offended by the fact that he wasn’t on there,” said Evans’ former client. “If you have been convicted of anything dealing with a child, as a parent and as a community, we need to be able to have that information.” “As far as someone sitting at their home computer, typing in his name, he would not come up,” said Trim. “So yes, we are relieved that this person is in custody.”

Evans’ defense attorney, Hayes Gable, declined to comment about the case. Evans could face 20 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

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

Ralph Raymond Evans – Repeat Sex Offender

It’s a sordid tale. An Elk Grove businessman who employed teens and brought costumed mascots to children’s parties now faces rape and child pornography charges. And no one but police knew Ralph Raymond Evans is also a registered sex offender, with a past misdemeanor conviction for possessing child pornography.

“Very shocked, very appalled,” said one woman who was once a client of Evans’ company called Mascot Marketers. “His staffing, from what I remember and dealt with, were all teenagers. And then the secondary part of his business being ‘Mascot Parties,’ all about the kids.”

Evans, 39, is a convicted sex offender who registered as required with Elk Grove police, but because his prior conviction is considered a lesser offense he’s not posted on the public Megan’s Law Web site.

“Actually that went through the rumor mill that he was a registered sex offender. So of course that was the first thing I went and did, looked it up on the Web site, didn’t find him there,” said the former business client who doesn’t want her identity disclosed. “As a proactive parent I’m very disturbed that he wasn’t on there.”

According to search warrant affidavits obtained by News10, Evans employed as many as 26 people, many of them underage teens, to wear the mascot costumes. Several of them were part of last May’s annual Elk Grove Western Festival parade.

What even police didn’t know is that Evans changed his first name to Raymond, using that name as owner of Mascot Marketers, Mascot Parties, and other businesses he ran from his home.

“It’s one of those things that unfortunately slipped through the cracks as far as his name change and that association,” said Elk Grove police Sgt. Chris Trim. “It is scary just because of the nature of the accusations, also his past criminal history.”

The new charges mushroomed from an investigation into domestic violence, according to Trim. Evans’ ex-wife complained he was violating a restraining order and stalking her.

He’s now accused of breaking into her house, installing hidden video cameras and secretly taping his ex-wife and her children. Further investigation brought forward an 18-year-old woman Evans allegedly brought to his house. Evans got her intoxicated, raped her and videotaped the encounter, according to the affidavit.

During the search, detectives found at least 149 pornographic pictures plus other negatives. One now-adult woman identified those as sexually explicit photos of her taken when she was 15 to 17 years old.

As Evans remains in jail on no bail, his HumVee adorned with advertising for his mascot business sits in the driveway of his house. Several security cameras can be seen covering the outside of the house, as well as the house next door which Evans also reportedly owns.

Evans actually has three cases pending against him in Sacramento Superior Court. One involves felony burglary, stalking and secretly recording someone in a private setting. The second includes two counts of rape using involuntary intoxication. The third case is possession of child pornography, a felony due to his prior conviction.

Detectives are waiting for forensic analysis of computers seized from Evans which may contain more illegal images. In the meantime, they’re also conducting more interviews of his young employees.

“It is a great concern for us and that’s why we’ve taken the extra steps to make sure we contact people that were employed by his company,” said Trim. “We have detectives doing several interviews. However, we haven’t had any additional victims regarding any child incidents come forward.”

As for his exclusion from Megan’s Law, Trim said that’s all set by guidelines from the California Department of Justice. Of the 121 registered sex offenders in Elk Grove, 72 are on the public Web site. Statewide, 25 percent of registered sex offenders avoid the public scrutiny, according to DOJ.

“Ya know, I want to know where my children are. And if my children had been around him I would be a lot more offended by the fact that he wasn’t on there,” said Evans’ former client. “If you have been convicted of anything dealing with a child, as a parent and as a community, we need to be able to have that information.” “As far as someone sitting at their home computer, typing in his name, he would not come up,” said Trim. “So yes, we are relieved that this person is in custody.”

Evans’ defense attorney, Hayes Gable, declined to comment about the case. Evans could face 20 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

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

Ralph Raymond Evans – Repeat Sex Offender

It’s a sordid tale. An Elk Grove businessman who employed teens and brought costumed mascots to children’s parties now faces rape and child pornography charges. And no one but police knew Ralph Raymond Evans is also a registered sex offender, with a past misdemeanor conviction for possessing child pornography.

“Very shocked, very appalled,” said one woman who was once a client of Evans’ company called Mascot Marketers. “His staffing, from what I remember and dealt with, were all teenagers. And then the secondary part of his business being ‘Mascot Parties,’ all about the kids.”

Evans, 39, is a convicted sex offender who registered as required with Elk Grove police, but because his prior conviction is considered a lesser offense he’s not posted on the public Megan’s Law Web site.

“Actually that went through the rumor mill that he was a registered sex offender. So of course that was the first thing I went and did, looked it up on the Web site, didn’t find him there,” said the former business client who doesn’t want her identity disclosed. “As a proactive parent I’m very disturbed that he wasn’t on there.”

According to search warrant affidavits obtained by News10, Evans employed as many as 26 people, many of them underage teens, to wear the mascot costumes. Several of them were part of last May’s annual Elk Grove Western Festival parade.

What even police didn’t know is that Evans changed his first name to Raymond, using that name as owner of Mascot Marketers, Mascot Parties, and other businesses he ran from his home.

“It’s one of those things that unfortunately slipped through the cracks as far as his name change and that association,” said Elk Grove police Sgt. Chris Trim. “It is scary just because of the nature of the accusations, also his past criminal history.”

The new charges mushroomed from an investigation into domestic violence, according to Trim. Evans’ ex-wife complained he was violating a restraining order and stalking her.

He’s now accused of breaking into her house, installing hidden video cameras and secretly taping his ex-wife and her children. Further investigation brought forward an 18-year-old woman Evans allegedly brought to his house. Evans got her intoxicated, raped her and videotaped the encounter, according to the affidavit.

During the search, detectives found at least 149 pornographic pictures plus other negatives. One now-adult woman identified those as sexually explicit photos of her taken when she was 15 to 17 years old.

As Evans remains in jail on no bail, his HumVee adorned with advertising for his mascot business sits in the driveway of his house. Several security cameras can be seen covering the outside of the house, as well as the house next door which Evans also reportedly owns.

Evans actually has three cases pending against him in Sacramento Superior Court. One involves felony burglary, stalking and secretly recording someone in a private setting. The second includes two counts of rape using involuntary intoxication. The third case is possession of child pornography, a felony due to his prior conviction.

Detectives are waiting for forensic analysis of computers seized from Evans which may contain more illegal images. In the meantime, they’re also conducting more interviews of his young employees.

“It is a great concern for us and that’s why we’ve taken the extra steps to make sure we contact people that were employed by his company,” said Trim. “We have detectives doing several interviews. However, we haven’t had any additional victims regarding any child incidents come forward.”

As for his exclusion from Megan’s Law, Trim said that’s all set by guidelines from the California Department of Justice. Of the 121 registered sex offenders in Elk Grove, 72 are on the public Web site. Statewide, 25 percent of registered sex offenders avoid the public scrutiny, according to DOJ.

“Ya know, I want to know where my children are. And if my children had been around him I would be a lot more offended by the fact that he wasn’t on there,” said Evans’ former client. “If you have been convicted of anything dealing with a child, as a parent and as a community, we need to be able to have that information.” “As far as someone sitting at their home computer, typing in his name, he would not come up,” said Trim. “So yes, we are relieved that this person is in custody.”

Evans’ defense attorney, Hayes Gable, declined to comment about the case. Evans could face 20 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

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

Jose Diaz – Repeat Sex Offender – Impregnated his Victim


A registered sex offender has been accused of impregnating a minor in Ansonia.

Jose Diaz, 54, of Stratford was arrested Tuesday evening on charges of sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

Police said Diaz’s arrest is the result of an investigation into the sexual assault of a girl under the age of 16.

Police said the girl and Diaz are not related.

Diaz is accused of assaulting the child over several years, resulting with the girl becoming pregnant.

Police said that during the investigation, strong evidence, including matching DNA, was obtained.

Diaz is a convicted felon and a registered sex offender.

The Department of Children and Families is assisting the Ansonia Police Department in the investigation.

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

Jose Diaz – Repeat Sex Offender – Impregnated his Victim


A registered sex offender has been accused of impregnating a minor in Ansonia.

Jose Diaz, 54, of Stratford was arrested Tuesday evening on charges of sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

Police said Diaz’s arrest is the result of an investigation into the sexual assault of a girl under the age of 16.

Police said the girl and Diaz are not related.

Diaz is accused of assaulting the child over several years, resulting with the girl becoming pregnant.

Police said that during the investigation, strong evidence, including matching DNA, was obtained.

Diaz is a convicted felon and a registered sex offender.

The Department of Children and Families is assisting the Ansonia Police Department in the investigation.

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

Jose Diaz – Repeat Sex Offender – Impregnated his Victim


A registered sex offender has been accused of impregnating a minor in Ansonia.

Jose Diaz, 54, of Stratford was arrested Tuesday evening on charges of sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

Police said Diaz’s arrest is the result of an investigation into the sexual assault of a girl under the age of 16.

Police said the girl and Diaz are not related.

Diaz is accused of assaulting the child over several years, resulting with the girl becoming pregnant.

Police said that during the investigation, strong evidence, including matching DNA, was obtained.

Diaz is a convicted felon and a registered sex offender.

The Department of Children and Families is assisting the Ansonia Police Department in the investigation.

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