Jon Schillaci, highly educated and articulate, was 28 years old and had already served a 10-year sentence for sexually molesting two young boys when he was accused of assaulting a 5-year-old boy in 1999.

With a $100,000 bounty on his head and the FBI hot on his heels, he fled to Mexico.

He traveled the country using various false names, including Jon Willis, Dylan Pierce, Christopher Keegan and Cody Keegan. He ran a pro-pedophile Web site, and he hosted an Internet radio show associated with the site.

And there he remained — with his picture on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List, right up there with Usama bin Laden — until the law finally caught up with him last month.

Tips and hard-nosed detective work led the FBI to Schillaci’s home in San Jose de Garcia. Police commander Salvador Elisea said he didn’t know how long Schillaci had been living in the dairy town of about 10,000.

Upon contact with officials, Schillaci confirmed his identity and, assisted by Mexican authorities, turned himself in for the arrest, said FBI spokeswoman Gale Marcinkiewicz.

“He showed no resistance whatsoever,” Marcinkiewicz said.

Schillaci is educated in philosophy, religion and politics. He is a skilled musician, computer savvy and he speaks three languages.

So it was no wonder there was an instant connection when he began a pen-pal relationship with his 5-year-old victim’s family in New Hampshire after he submitted a poem to a literary magazine the family worked on.

“Everyone who meets him likes him,” said FBI agent Laura Hanlon.

According to police, Schillaci and the New Hampshire family — whose name has not been released for safety reasons — started writing back and forth. Writing regularly from his jail cell when he was serving the 10-year sentence, he told of his hopes for life after prison and his desire for a new beginning. He promised he could change, and the family believed him.

“He’s a very eloquent person and he wrote very nice letters, talking about how he was studying in prison and how he [was] regretting the mistakes of his youth,” the mother told America’s Most Wanted.

“They became quite close, to the point where the family felt strong enough about him that they wanted to give him a chance,” Hanlon said. “They offered for him to come up and stay at their home in New Hampshire with their family.”

In 1999, fresh out of prison, Schillaci headed not for Oklahoma, where he was born, or his adoptive state of Texas, but instead to the New Hampshire town of Deerfield, where his pen-pal family lived.

He registered as a sex offender, and the family offered him a room in their home until he could get back on his feet. He stayed there while working part-time at a music store and taking classes at a nearby college.

Schillaci, an accomplished pianist, gave the family’s 5-year-old son piano lessons.

One night at the dinner table, the boy told his parents he had a dark secret to share.

“One night, when we were at supper, and Schillaci wasn’t around, our son said, ‘I have a secret. I have a secret with Jon that I think I should tell you,’” the mother told America’s Most Wanted.

The boy told his parents that Schillaci, who wasn’t there that night, had sexually assaulted him during piano lessons. Some of the assaults occurred in a bedroom in the family home.

“They (the family) had befriended him, had given him a great opportunity, and yet that friendship and bond meant nothing to him,” Hanlon said.

The family went to the police, and authorities served Schillaci with a restraining order to stay away from the home. Schillaci reported to work the next day, but he left in the afternoon, leaving behind his computer and the car he abandoned near a bus station — but few clues to where he had gone.

Schillaci was born in Oklahoma in 1971. He was given up for adoption at an early age and he spent most of his turbulent childhood in Texas.

He excelled in school and went on to college. He holds two master’s degrees in Humanities and Literature, and he speaks French, Spanish and German.

He faces charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, aggravated felonious sexual assault, felonious sexual assault and 23 counts of possession of child pornography.

Schillaci was held without bail after his June 5 arrest and was arraigned the next day. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He has a status conference on Aug. 5, in which he and his attorney will be informed of the findings, the probable length of his trial and other federally mandated information.

Schillaci could face a life sentence if convicted.

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


Jon Schillaci, highly educated and articulate, was 28 years old and had already served a 10-year sentence for sexually molesting two young boys when he was accused of assaulting a 5-year-old boy in 1999.

With a $100,000 bounty on his head and the FBI hot on his heels, he fled to Mexico.

He traveled the country using various false names, including Jon Willis, Dylan Pierce, Christopher Keegan and Cody Keegan. He ran a pro-pedophile Web site, and he hosted an Internet radio show associated with the site.

And there he remained — with his picture on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List, right up there with Usama bin Laden — until the law finally caught up with him last month.

Tips and hard-nosed detective work led the FBI to Schillaci’s home in San Jose de Garcia. Police commander Salvador Elisea said he didn’t know how long Schillaci had been living in the dairy town of about 10,000.

Upon contact with officials, Schillaci confirmed his identity and, assisted by Mexican authorities, turned himself in for the arrest, said FBI spokeswoman Gale Marcinkiewicz.

“He showed no resistance whatsoever,” Marcinkiewicz said.

Schillaci is educated in philosophy, religion and politics. He is a skilled musician, computer savvy and he speaks three languages.

So it was no wonder there was an instant connection when he began a pen-pal relationship with his 5-year-old victim’s family in New Hampshire after he submitted a poem to a literary magazine the family worked on.

“Everyone who meets him likes him,” said FBI agent Laura Hanlon.

According to police, Schillaci and the New Hampshire family — whose name has not been released for safety reasons — started writing back and forth. Writing regularly from his jail cell when he was serving the 10-year sentence, he told of his hopes for life after prison and his desire for a new beginning. He promised he could change, and the family believed him.

“He’s a very eloquent person and he wrote very nice letters, talking about how he was studying in prison and how he [was] regretting the mistakes of his youth,” the mother told America’s Most Wanted.

“They became quite close, to the point where the family felt strong enough about him that they wanted to give him a chance,” Hanlon said. “They offered for him to come up and stay at their home in New Hampshire with their family.”

In 1999, fresh out of prison, Schillaci headed not for Oklahoma, where he was born, or his adoptive state of Texas, but instead to the New Hampshire town of Deerfield, where his pen-pal family lived.

He registered as a sex offender, and the family offered him a room in their home until he could get back on his feet. He stayed there while working part-time at a music store and taking classes at a nearby college.

Schillaci, an accomplished pianist, gave the family’s 5-year-old son piano lessons.

One night at the dinner table, the boy told his parents he had a dark secret to share.

“One night, when we were at supper, and Schillaci wasn’t around, our son said, ‘I have a secret. I have a secret with Jon that I think I should tell you,’” the mother told America’s Most Wanted.

The boy told his parents that Schillaci, who wasn’t there that night, had sexually assaulted him during piano lessons. Some of the assaults occurred in a bedroom in the family home.

“They (the family) had befriended him, had given him a great opportunity, and yet that friendship and bond meant nothing to him,” Hanlon said.

The family went to the police, and authorities served Schillaci with a restraining order to stay away from the home. Schillaci reported to work the next day, but he left in the afternoon, leaving behind his computer and the car he abandoned near a bus station — but few clues to where he had gone.

Schillaci was born in Oklahoma in 1971. He was given up for adoption at an early age and he spent most of his turbulent childhood in Texas.

He excelled in school and went on to college. He holds two master’s degrees in Humanities and Literature, and he speaks French, Spanish and German.

He faces charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, aggravated felonious sexual assault, felonious sexual assault and 23 counts of possession of child pornography.

Schillaci was held without bail after his June 5 arrest and was arraigned the next day. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He has a status conference on Aug. 5, in which he and his attorney will be informed of the findings, the probable length of his trial and other federally mandated information.

Schillaci could face a life sentence if convicted.

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

Terrance Madden AKA Colt Madden Repeat Sex Offender

A 53-year-old convicted pedophile, who left town several years ago following a Belleville radio station’s exposé into his public dating activities, has been charged by police in Kitchener with sex-related offences involving minors, including making and possessing child pornography.

The former Foxboro native and Belleville man was arrested Friday at his Kitchener home after a three-month investigation into allegations made by someone within his home, stated to Waterloo Regional Police.

Officers seized a laptop computer and several digital storage devices, including a hard drive, from a Kitchener townhouse.

Police said they found some worrisome digital images on the computer, including photos showing at least one young girl and possibly another engaged in sexual acts.

Through those pictures, police were able to identify the girls.

Both are from the Kitchener area and under the age of 12, but are not related to the accused and did not live in the same home, police said.

It’s still not clear when any abuse began or for how long it occurred, police said.

Further charges could be laid as police forensic experts continue to comb through the computer

Charged with sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault is Terrance Madden, who is also known as Colt Madden. The charges are connected to the making of child pornography, police said.

Madden made a weekend appearance in a London, Ont. court and was remanded back into custody.

In February 2006 Madden — who is a convicted pedophile and a registered sex offender — was exposed by the Mix 97 morning show after he put himself up for auction in a local charity event.

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

Terrance Madden AKA Colt Madden Repeat Sex Offender

A 53-year-old convicted pedophile, who left town several years ago following a Belleville radio station’s exposé into his public dating activities, has been charged by police in Kitchener with sex-related offences involving minors, including making and possessing child pornography.

The former Foxboro native and Belleville man was arrested Friday at his Kitchener home after a three-month investigation into allegations made by someone within his home, stated to Waterloo Regional Police.

Officers seized a laptop computer and several digital storage devices, including a hard drive, from a Kitchener townhouse.

Police said they found some worrisome digital images on the computer, including photos showing at least one young girl and possibly another engaged in sexual acts.

Through those pictures, police were able to identify the girls.

Both are from the Kitchener area and under the age of 12, but are not related to the accused and did not live in the same home, police said.

It’s still not clear when any abuse began or for how long it occurred, police said.

Further charges could be laid as police forensic experts continue to comb through the computer

Charged with sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault is Terrance Madden, who is also known as Colt Madden. The charges are connected to the making of child pornography, police said.

Madden made a weekend appearance in a London, Ont. court and was remanded back into custody.

In February 2006 Madden — who is a convicted pedophile and a registered sex offender — was exposed by the Mix 97 morning show after he put himself up for auction in a local charity event.

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

Louis Gene Remont Jr – Repeat Sex Offender – Habitual Pervert Strikes Again

Previous Convictions:

  • Conviction date: 7/21/1999
    INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILES
  • Conviction date: 6/23/2003
    SEXUAL BATTERY
  • Conviction date: 6/23/2003
    ORAL SEXUAL BATTERY
  • Conviction date: 6/23/2003
    INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILE


Police arrested a 48-year-old repeat sex offender Saturday after he allegedly exposed himself to a woman and then was found with sexually explicit material in his car.

Louis Gene Remont Jr., of Arthur Street in Bay St. Louis, was arrested after a Saturday incident, Police Chief James Varnell said. Remont was reported after a woman bicyclist told police a man in a white Lincoln had driven by her and exposed himself in the area of Nicholson Avenue and Beach Boulevard; he then drove away.

Following the report Waveland Officer Eddie Besse spotted a car of the same description in the Sears Avenue area and conducted a traffic stop. He found Remont in the car with an open pornographic magazine “in plain sight,” Varnell said.

Besse then ran a background check on Remont. “A check of the suspect’s criminal history proved a long history of the same type of charges,” Varnell said. “His history dated back to 1998.”

Remont is listed on the Mississippi Sex Offender criminal Web site, which shows he has four convictions in Terrebonne Parish, La., on indecent behavior with juveniles, sexual battery and related charges.

In the Saturday case he was charged with public display of sexual materials, a felony. Police are also processing an affidavit from the Waveland victim in a second charge of indecent exposure, Varnell said.

Municipal Court Judge Frank Wittmann ordered Remont held under $25,000 bond. An initial court appearance was set for Aug. 7.

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

Louis Gene Remont Jr – Repeat Sex Offender – Habitual Pervert Strikes Again

Previous Convictions:

  • Conviction date: 7/21/1999
    INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILES
  • Conviction date: 6/23/2003
    SEXUAL BATTERY
  • Conviction date: 6/23/2003
    ORAL SEXUAL BATTERY
  • Conviction date: 6/23/2003
    INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILE


Police arrested a 48-year-old repeat sex offender Saturday after he allegedly exposed himself to a woman and then was found with sexually explicit material in his car.

Louis Gene Remont Jr., of Arthur Street in Bay St. Louis, was arrested after a Saturday incident, Police Chief James Varnell said. Remont was reported after a woman bicyclist told police a man in a white Lincoln had driven by her and exposed himself in the area of Nicholson Avenue and Beach Boulevard; he then drove away.

Following the report Waveland Officer Eddie Besse spotted a car of the same description in the Sears Avenue area and conducted a traffic stop. He found Remont in the car with an open pornographic magazine “in plain sight,” Varnell said.

Besse then ran a background check on Remont. “A check of the suspect’s criminal history proved a long history of the same type of charges,” Varnell said. “His history dated back to 1998.”

Remont is listed on the Mississippi Sex Offender criminal Web site, which shows he has four convictions in Terrebonne Parish, La., on indecent behavior with juveniles, sexual battery and related charges.

In the Saturday case he was charged with public display of sexual materials, a felony. Police are also processing an affidavit from the Waveland victim in a second charge of indecent exposure, Varnell said.

Municipal Court Judge Frank Wittmann ordered Remont held under $25,000 bond. An initial court appearance was set for Aug. 7.

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

Louis Gene Remont Jr – Repeat Sex Offender – Habitual Pervert Strikes Again

Previous Convictions:

  • Conviction date: 7/21/1999
    INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILES
  • Conviction date: 6/23/2003
    SEXUAL BATTERY
  • Conviction date: 6/23/2003
    ORAL SEXUAL BATTERY
  • Conviction date: 6/23/2003
    INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILE


Police arrested a 48-year-old repeat sex offender Saturday after he allegedly exposed himself to a woman and then was found with sexually explicit material in his car.

Louis Gene Remont Jr., of Arthur Street in Bay St. Louis, was arrested after a Saturday incident, Police Chief James Varnell said. Remont was reported after a woman bicyclist told police a man in a white Lincoln had driven by her and exposed himself in the area of Nicholson Avenue and Beach Boulevard; he then drove away.

Following the report Waveland Officer Eddie Besse spotted a car of the same description in the Sears Avenue area and conducted a traffic stop. He found Remont in the car with an open pornographic magazine “in plain sight,” Varnell said.

Besse then ran a background check on Remont. “A check of the suspect’s criminal history proved a long history of the same type of charges,” Varnell said. “His history dated back to 1998.”

Remont is listed on the Mississippi Sex Offender criminal Web site, which shows he has four convictions in Terrebonne Parish, La., on indecent behavior with juveniles, sexual battery and related charges.

In the Saturday case he was charged with public display of sexual materials, a felony. Police are also processing an affidavit from the Waveland victim in a second charge of indecent exposure, Varnell said.

Municipal Court Judge Frank Wittmann ordered Remont held under $25,000 bond. An initial court appearance was set for Aug. 7.

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

Gilbert Hinojosa – Repeat Sex Offender Exposes himself to child in Cole Park

Previous convictions:

  • Indecency with a Child by Exposure
    Victim Age: 8
  • Indecency with a Child by Exposure
    Victim Age: 12
  • Indecency with a Child by Exposure
    Victim Age: 13


A registered sex offender exposed himself to a little girl Sunday night at Kids Place in Cole Park. However, quick thinking by the girl and her mother helped police nab the suspect.

Another parent, Pearl Soto, said it was upsetting to hear that registered sex offender Gilbert Hinojosa allegedly exposed himself to an 8-year-old girl around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night at Kids Place. She said she was, “angry. Yeah, that’s pretty gross.”

“We’re on par, I would say, with other cities our size,” said CCPD Captain Wayne Tisdale. “It’s just a constant, tracking and monitoring of registered sex offenders.”

It was the intuitive 8-year-old who knew she had to tell her mom about what happened. She gave a detailed description to her mother who, in turn, tipped off police.

Captain Tisdale added, “If they are obviously not there with another child they should be on an exceptional alert.”

It is places like this – a park, even a school playground – where an incident like this is most likely to happen because of the large number of kids that congregate there.

“I always keep them real close, Soto added. “Don’t let them talk to strangers.”

Unfortunately, this mom has seen other questionable things at the park. “There were condoms under there and tampons and all kind of stuff. Just disgusting, so maybe they need to put more security or something because that is unsanitary for the kids.”

CCPD said it increases its patrols of area parks during the summer months but nothing compares to a parent’s watchful eye.

Hinojosa is facing a charge of indecency with a child.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
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Gilbert Hinojosa – Repeat Sex Offender Exposes himself to child in Cole Park

Previous convictions:

  • Indecency with a Child by Exposure
    Victim Age: 8
  • Indecency with a Child by Exposure
    Victim Age: 12
  • Indecency with a Child by Exposure
    Victim Age: 13


A registered sex offender exposed himself to a little girl Sunday night at Kids Place in Cole Park. However, quick thinking by the girl and her mother helped police nab the suspect.

Another parent, Pearl Soto, said it was upsetting to hear that registered sex offender Gilbert Hinojosa allegedly exposed himself to an 8-year-old girl around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night at Kids Place. She said she was, “angry. Yeah, that’s pretty gross.”

“We’re on par, I would say, with other cities our size,” said CCPD Captain Wayne Tisdale. “It’s just a constant, tracking and monitoring of registered sex offenders.”

It was the intuitive 8-year-old who knew she had to tell her mom about what happened. She gave a detailed description to her mother who, in turn, tipped off police.

Captain Tisdale added, “If they are obviously not there with another child they should be on an exceptional alert.”

It is places like this – a park, even a school playground – where an incident like this is most likely to happen because of the large number of kids that congregate there.

“I always keep them real close, Soto added. “Don’t let them talk to strangers.”

Unfortunately, this mom has seen other questionable things at the park. “There were condoms under there and tampons and all kind of stuff. Just disgusting, so maybe they need to put more security or something because that is unsanitary for the kids.”

CCPD said it increases its patrols of area parks during the summer months but nothing compares to a parent’s watchful eye.

Hinojosa is facing a charge of indecency with a child.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on July 15, 2008 at 5:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

Gilbert Hinojosa – Repeat Sex Offender Exposes himself to child in Cole Park

Previous convictions:

  • Indecency with a Child by Exposure
    Victim Age: 8
  • Indecency with a Child by Exposure
    Victim Age: 12
  • Indecency with a Child by Exposure
    Victim Age: 13


A registered sex offender exposed himself to a little girl Sunday night at Kids Place in Cole Park. However, quick thinking by the girl and her mother helped police nab the suspect.

Another parent, Pearl Soto, said it was upsetting to hear that registered sex offender Gilbert Hinojosa allegedly exposed himself to an 8-year-old girl around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night at Kids Place. She said she was, “angry. Yeah, that’s pretty gross.”

“We’re on par, I would say, with other cities our size,” said CCPD Captain Wayne Tisdale. “It’s just a constant, tracking and monitoring of registered sex offenders.”

It was the intuitive 8-year-old who knew she had to tell her mom about what happened. She gave a detailed description to her mother who, in turn, tipped off police.

Captain Tisdale added, “If they are obviously not there with another child they should be on an exceptional alert.”

It is places like this – a park, even a school playground – where an incident like this is most likely to happen because of the large number of kids that congregate there.

“I always keep them real close, Soto added. “Don’t let them talk to strangers.”

Unfortunately, this mom has seen other questionable things at the park. “There were condoms under there and tampons and all kind of stuff. Just disgusting, so maybe they need to put more security or something because that is unsanitary for the kids.”

CCPD said it increases its patrols of area parks during the summer months but nothing compares to a parent’s watchful eye.

Hinojosa is facing a charge of indecency with a child.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on July 15, 2008 at 5:48 pm  Leave a Comment