Douglas Wayne Ward – Threatened his victims

The former manager of the Budget Lodge on I-35 and Rundberg in Austin has been indicted by the Travis County Grand Jury on charges stemming from allegations he sexually molested two boys.

Douglas Wayne Ward’s attorney, Bill Hines, says his client will plead ‘not guilty’ to the charges, which include aggravated sexual assault and sexual performance of a child, indecency with a child and retaliation. The retaliation charge stems from police reports that Ward allegedly showed the 10 and 12-year-old boys pictures of other boys who appeared to be wounded and bloody. According to the alleged victims, Ward told them the images depicted what he has done and would do to anyone who “snitched” on him.

Hines was in Judge Charles Baird’s court today for his ruling on an examination trial which would have helped speed up the indictment process. He was also requesting a form of protective custody for his Ward, who he says has faced threats from other inmates at the Travis County Jail. Judge Baird granted Hines request that Ward be placed in solitary confinement away from other inmates.

Hines also tells KLBJ the families of the boys have filed a civil suit against the Budget Lodge. The June 22nd assaults reportedly happened at the hotel.

Published in: on July 11, 2008 at 5:56 am  Leave a Comment  

Kevin Thompson, New Zealand Repeat Sex Offender

A 62-year-old one-armed sex offender already under an extended supervision order has been able to convince a New Zealand mother to let him babysit her two young daughters.

He ended up touching the chest of one of the girls, with his hand inside her clothing. Another girl had already been touched on the chest on an earlier visit to the home of Kevin Arthur Thompson, the Christchurch Court News website has reported.

The girls were aged just six and 10 at the time and the offending has now brought an open-ended preventive detention sentence for the repeat offender.

Thompson had been jailed before over 12 years of sex offending against children, Justice John Wild noted in the sentencing at the High Court in Christchurch on Thursday.

He had pleaded guilty to four charges of sexual conduct with a child under 12, six days before his trial was due to start.

He was imprisoned for four years and nine months in 1996 for sexual violation and indecent assault on a 12-year-old girl.

In May 2001 he was fined $NZ6,000 ($A4,760) for showing a pornographic video to two boys, when he was babysitting a six-year-old.

In 2002 he was jailed for three years for the indecent assault of a six-year-old girl and warned he would be considered for preventive detention if he offended again.

Two girls ended up at his home when their mothers saw Thompson struggling home one-armed with his groceries, and got the girls to help. They were given lollies, and “cuddled” before the touching began.

Thompson was under a 10 year extended supervision order as a repeat sex offender at the time.

Justice Wild said the preventive detention sentence was justified because of the repeat offending, its seriousness, the harm he had done, the likelihood of reoffending, the failure of past treatment efforts, and the need to protect the community.

It will be seven years before the Parole Board can start to consider him for release.

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

Kevin Thompson, New Zealand Repeat Sex Offender

A 62-year-old one-armed sex offender already under an extended supervision order has been able to convince a New Zealand mother to let him babysit her two young daughters.

He ended up touching the chest of one of the girls, with his hand inside her clothing. Another girl had already been touched on the chest on an earlier visit to the home of Kevin Arthur Thompson, the Christchurch Court News website has reported.

The girls were aged just six and 10 at the time and the offending has now brought an open-ended preventive detention sentence for the repeat offender.

Thompson had been jailed before over 12 years of sex offending against children, Justice John Wild noted in the sentencing at the High Court in Christchurch on Thursday.

He had pleaded guilty to four charges of sexual conduct with a child under 12, six days before his trial was due to start.

He was imprisoned for four years and nine months in 1996 for sexual violation and indecent assault on a 12-year-old girl.

In May 2001 he was fined $NZ6,000 ($A4,760) for showing a pornographic video to two boys, when he was babysitting a six-year-old.

In 2002 he was jailed for three years for the indecent assault of a six-year-old girl and warned he would be considered for preventive detention if he offended again.

Two girls ended up at his home when their mothers saw Thompson struggling home one-armed with his groceries, and got the girls to help. They were given lollies, and “cuddled” before the touching began.

Thompson was under a 10 year extended supervision order as a repeat sex offender at the time.

Justice Wild said the preventive detention sentence was justified because of the repeat offending, its seriousness, the harm he had done, the likelihood of reoffending, the failure of past treatment efforts, and the need to protect the community.

It will be seven years before the Parole Board can start to consider him for release.

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

Khieng Heng – Repeat Sex Offender

A registered sex offender was charged with fondling a 15-year-old relative while she slept in his Des Plaines home, police said Wednesday.

Khieng Heng, 54, of the 2100 block of Fox Lane was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. His bail was set at $1 million during a hearing Wednesday in the Skokie branch of Cook County Circuit Court.

Heng was charged Tuesday after the teen and her family reported the alleged abuse, which occurred July 1, said Des Plaines Police Cmdr.

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

Khieng Heng – Repeat Sex Offender

A registered sex offender was charged with fondling a 15-year-old relative while she slept in his Des Plaines home, police said Wednesday.

Khieng Heng, 54, of the 2100 block of Fox Lane was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. His bail was set at $1 million during a hearing Wednesday in the Skokie branch of Cook County Circuit Court.

Heng was charged Tuesday after the teen and her family reported the alleged abuse, which occurred July 1, said Des Plaines Police Cmdr.

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