Richard E. Shelton Repeat Sex Offender

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


A Salina man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for sexual exploitation of a child and possession of marijuana.

Richard E. Shelton, 52, 211 Millview, is considered a persistent sexual offender because of a prior conviction for possession of child pornography.

He will serve time for five felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child at the same time as a sentence for a felony count of possession of marijuana, according to the sentence imposed by Saline County District Judge Rene Young.

Following his prison sentence, he will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life, the judge said.

He was also ordered to pay a $400 fee to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to cover the costs of drug testing.

Shelton was arrested in April 2007, accused of possessing images and videos of children in sexually suggestive poses and of children engaged in sexual activity with other children and adults.

The images were found on Shelton’s home computer and on computer disks in his home after his daughter alerted police to their existence.

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

Richard E. Shelton Repeat Sex Offender

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


A Salina man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for sexual exploitation of a child and possession of marijuana.

Richard E. Shelton, 52, 211 Millview, is considered a persistent sexual offender because of a prior conviction for possession of child pornography.

He will serve time for five felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child at the same time as a sentence for a felony count of possession of marijuana, according to the sentence imposed by Saline County District Judge Rene Young.

Following his prison sentence, he will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life, the judge said.

He was also ordered to pay a $400 fee to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to cover the costs of drug testing.

Shelton was arrested in April 2007, accused of possessing images and videos of children in sexually suggestive poses and of children engaged in sexual activity with other children and adults.

The images were found on Shelton’s home computer and on computer disks in his home after his daughter alerted police to their existence.

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

Richard E. Shelton Repeat Sex Offender

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


A Salina man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for sexual exploitation of a child and possession of marijuana.

Richard E. Shelton, 52, 211 Millview, is considered a persistent sexual offender because of a prior conviction for possession of child pornography.

He will serve time for five felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child at the same time as a sentence for a felony count of possession of marijuana, according to the sentence imposed by Saline County District Judge Rene Young.

Following his prison sentence, he will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life, the judge said.

He was also ordered to pay a $400 fee to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to cover the costs of drug testing.

Shelton was arrested in April 2007, accused of possessing images and videos of children in sexually suggestive poses and of children engaged in sexual activity with other children and adults.

The images were found on Shelton’s home computer and on computer disks in his home after his daughter alerted police to their existence.

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

Charles Franklin Knight – Church Youth Leader and Boy Scout Leader – Busted for Child Pornography

Watch the pedo whine

A youth chaplain at a Gastonia church who mentored Boy Scouts in south Charlotte was arrested Monday.

Charles Franklin Knight, 62, faces six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor. He is in the Mecklenburg County Jail. No bond was available.

On July 2, a woman told Charlotte-Mecklenburg police that Knight had material depicting sex acts with youths under 18, according to a police report.

Investigators questioned Knight, who turned over some child pornography, which included “inappropriate Internet images,” the report said. Detectives also seized a laptop computer from his home on Harrowfield Drive in Charlotte.

Knight told police he worked with Boy Scouts in south Charlotte for years. He also co-coordinated a home-based youth program at Christ Church in Gastonia, said Brian Cornell, the pastor. The coed program, open to church members and Boy Scouts, helped parents teach their children to better understand what it means to be Christian.

Cornell was not sure how long Knight has been a member of the church. He told the Observer the church has a rule that there must always be two adults present during any interaction with children or minors and that church policies were followed.

“This reminds us that we’re doing ministry to a world that’s hurting,” Cornell said.

Police did not identify the south Charlotte church and Boy Scout troop Knight worked with in Charlotte.

And then he began the pedophile whine shuffle


“I can’t comment as much as I’d love to,” he said. “I’m a gentle person. After this is all over, I’ll answer any questions you have.”

A neighbor whose apartment is below Knight’s says a repairman made the discovery after being called to Knight’s home to fix an air conditioner. The woman says her boyfriend’s mother called police after the air conditioning unit in Knight’s apartment began to leak into theirs.

Child Pornography is not a victimless crime

Behind every image there is pain

Published in: on July 16, 2008 at 8:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

Charles Franklin Knight – Church Youth Leader and Boy Scout Leader – Busted for Child Pornography

Watch the pedo whine

A youth chaplain at a Gastonia church who mentored Boy Scouts in south Charlotte was arrested Monday.

Charles Franklin Knight, 62, faces six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor. He is in the Mecklenburg County Jail. No bond was available.

On July 2, a woman told Charlotte-Mecklenburg police that Knight had material depicting sex acts with youths under 18, according to a police report.

Investigators questioned Knight, who turned over some child pornography, which included “inappropriate Internet images,” the report said. Detectives also seized a laptop computer from his home on Harrowfield Drive in Charlotte.

Knight told police he worked with Boy Scouts in south Charlotte for years. He also co-coordinated a home-based youth program at Christ Church in Gastonia, said Brian Cornell, the pastor. The coed program, open to church members and Boy Scouts, helped parents teach their children to better understand what it means to be Christian.

Cornell was not sure how long Knight has been a member of the church. He told the Observer the church has a rule that there must always be two adults present during any interaction with children or minors and that church policies were followed.

“This reminds us that we’re doing ministry to a world that’s hurting,” Cornell said.

Police did not identify the south Charlotte church and Boy Scout troop Knight worked with in Charlotte.

And then he began the pedophile whine shuffle


“I can’t comment as much as I’d love to,” he said. “I’m a gentle person. After this is all over, I’ll answer any questions you have.”

A neighbor whose apartment is below Knight’s says a repairman made the discovery after being called to Knight’s home to fix an air conditioner. The woman says her boyfriend’s mother called police after the air conditioning unit in Knight’s apartment began to leak into theirs.

Child Pornography is not a victimless crime

Behind every image there is pain

Published in: on July 16, 2008 at 8:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

Charles Franklin Knight – Church Youth Leader and Boy Scout Leader – Busted for Child Pornography

Watch the pedo whine

A youth chaplain at a Gastonia church who mentored Boy Scouts in south Charlotte was arrested Monday.

Charles Franklin Knight, 62, faces six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor. He is in the Mecklenburg County Jail. No bond was available.

On July 2, a woman told Charlotte-Mecklenburg police that Knight had material depicting sex acts with youths under 18, according to a police report.

Investigators questioned Knight, who turned over some child pornography, which included “inappropriate Internet images,” the report said. Detectives also seized a laptop computer from his home on Harrowfield Drive in Charlotte.

Knight told police he worked with Boy Scouts in south Charlotte for years. He also co-coordinated a home-based youth program at Christ Church in Gastonia, said Brian Cornell, the pastor. The coed program, open to church members and Boy Scouts, helped parents teach their children to better understand what it means to be Christian.

Cornell was not sure how long Knight has been a member of the church. He told the Observer the church has a rule that there must always be two adults present during any interaction with children or minors and that church policies were followed.

“This reminds us that we’re doing ministry to a world that’s hurting,” Cornell said.

Police did not identify the south Charlotte church and Boy Scout troop Knight worked with in Charlotte.

And then he began the pedophile whine shuffle


“I can’t comment as much as I’d love to,” he said. “I’m a gentle person. After this is all over, I’ll answer any questions you have.”

A neighbor whose apartment is below Knight’s says a repairman made the discovery after being called to Knight’s home to fix an air conditioner. The woman says her boyfriend’s mother called police after the air conditioning unit in Knight’s apartment began to leak into theirs.

Child Pornography is not a victimless crime

Behind every image there is pain

Published in: on July 16, 2008 at 8:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

Daniel L. Fontes – Repeat Sex Offender Raped teen in cemetery

A registered sex offender charged with raping a city teen in a North End cemetery was arraigned Tuesday in New Bedford Superior Court.

Daniel L. Fontes, 44, of Fall River, was ordered held without bail. He has been incarcerated since his arrest May 28.

According to police, he kidnapped a city teen at knifepoint and sexually assaulted him in the Sacred Heart Cemetery on May 14.

Mr. Fontes is a Level 2 sex offender with a lengthy criminal record that includes multiple convictions for open and gross lewdness.

In 2002, he was sentenced to serve two years in jail for open and gross lewdness in Fall River.

Nine days before the alleged sexual assault in the cemetery, Mr. Fontes was reportedly seen by three young boys in the playground of the Carlos Pacheco Elementary School on Mount Pleasant Street, police said.

The boys said a man wearing dark clothing and a ski mask approached them. They left the playground, and as they walked away, the suspect emerged in front of them. He had his pants down and tried calling the boys over, police reported.

Mr. Fontes is charged with rape, indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and threatening to commit a crime.

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

Daniel L. Fontes – Repeat Sex Offender Raped teen in cemetery

A registered sex offender charged with raping a city teen in a North End cemetery was arraigned Tuesday in New Bedford Superior Court.

Daniel L. Fontes, 44, of Fall River, was ordered held without bail. He has been incarcerated since his arrest May 28.

According to police, he kidnapped a city teen at knifepoint and sexually assaulted him in the Sacred Heart Cemetery on May 14.

Mr. Fontes is a Level 2 sex offender with a lengthy criminal record that includes multiple convictions for open and gross lewdness.

In 2002, he was sentenced to serve two years in jail for open and gross lewdness in Fall River.

Nine days before the alleged sexual assault in the cemetery, Mr. Fontes was reportedly seen by three young boys in the playground of the Carlos Pacheco Elementary School on Mount Pleasant Street, police said.

The boys said a man wearing dark clothing and a ski mask approached them. They left the playground, and as they walked away, the suspect emerged in front of them. He had his pants down and tried calling the boys over, police reported.

Mr. Fontes is charged with rape, indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and threatening to commit a crime.

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

Civil Commitment and Repeat Sex Offenders

According to the Office of Sex Offender Management, which was created by legislative action last spring, 36 sex offenders were committed to psychiatric facilities during the first year of New York’s new civil-confinement law. Another 139 were identified for “civil management”—either commitment to a psychiatric facility or long-term, intensive parole. Many of these men’s cases are sealed, but documents obtained by the Voice provide a glimpse into the criminal histories of a few men identified as sexually violent predators with “mental abnormalities.” They are:

Christopher James, 26, whose life was disastrous from the start. He was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, causing a lack of oxygen to his brain, and two genetic syndromes that cause eye-movement problems, small testicles, and reduced fertility. By seven months old, he was banging his head against things—the first sign of developmental delays. At four, he was kicked out of special-ed preschool for behavioral problems, and at nine, a cyst was found in his brain, which was drained but unable to be removed. All of these early problems, according to a state psychiatrist, contributed to what came next: an inability to control deviant sexual behavior. James was kicked out of his house and arrested for his first offense at age 19, after a seven-year-old girl accused him of touching her vagina. Out on probation, he was arrested a second time for fondling a 17-year-old girl while she was sleeping. That incident was caught on tape after the family he was living with put cameras up because they thought James was stealing from them. By 2005, he was behind bars and in trouble for violently raping a fellow inmate. He was going to be released in February, but has been civilly committed and will remain in a psychiatric facility indefinitely.

Stanley Dixon, an aging pedophile who racked up six sex-offense convictions from 1964 to 2002 in New York, North Carolina, and Connecticut. Dixon claims that he was sexually abused by his father and uncle as a child, and physically abused by his mother and foster family. After being arrested for sodomizing an eight-year-old boy in 1968, his first sex offense, he told police: “I didn’t think I had a problem, but I did. I did it three more times.” He molested and sodomized several boys ranging in age from eight to 15 over the years, serving a short sentence after each conviction. Then, in 1973, he pulled a gun on a 20-year-old woman and forced her to give him oral sex. In 1990, he was arrested after pulling a razor on a 26-year-old female acquaintance and sodomizing her for several hours. Only three months after his release for that crime, Dixon was arrested again for repeatedly molesting his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter and her 12-year-old friend. He was supposed to be released last August, but has been detained in a psychiatric facility instead.

Shawn Short, a pedophile convicted of vaginally and anally raping a six-year-old girl in 1992. Short was also accused of molesting the girl’s two-year-old brother, but never charged. After serving 10 years, Short was released on parole and was soon accused of victimizing children again. His parole was revoked eight months after his release, when he was accused of molesting his girlfriend’s three-year-old son. Those charges were dropped, but a state psychiatric examiner petitioned to have Short put on “strict and intensive supervision”—basically lifetime parole with an ankle bracelet.

Freddie Johnson, who made headlines in April for his 53rd arrest, this time for rubbing against a young woman on the No. 6 train. Previously, the attorney general’s office had tried to get the 49-year-old repeat sex offender committed to a psychiatric facility, but Judge William Wetzel ruled that Johnson should be released instead under “strict and intensive supervision” (lifetime parole with an ankle bracelet). That decision came back to bite Judge Wetzel just a couple weeks later, when Johnson was arrested after subway cops spotted him in the act. It was his 30th arrest for a sex crime.

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

Civil Commitment and Repeat Sex Offenders

According to the Office of Sex Offender Management, which was created by legislative action last spring, 36 sex offenders were committed to psychiatric facilities during the first year of New York’s new civil-confinement law. Another 139 were identified for “civil management”—either commitment to a psychiatric facility or long-term, intensive parole. Many of these men’s cases are sealed, but documents obtained by the Voice provide a glimpse into the criminal histories of a few men identified as sexually violent predators with “mental abnormalities.” They are:

Christopher James, 26, whose life was disastrous from the start. He was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, causing a lack of oxygen to his brain, and two genetic syndromes that cause eye-movement problems, small testicles, and reduced fertility. By seven months old, he was banging his head against things—the first sign of developmental delays. At four, he was kicked out of special-ed preschool for behavioral problems, and at nine, a cyst was found in his brain, which was drained but unable to be removed. All of these early problems, according to a state psychiatrist, contributed to what came next: an inability to control deviant sexual behavior. James was kicked out of his house and arrested for his first offense at age 19, after a seven-year-old girl accused him of touching her vagina. Out on probation, he was arrested a second time for fondling a 17-year-old girl while she was sleeping. That incident was caught on tape after the family he was living with put cameras up because they thought James was stealing from them. By 2005, he was behind bars and in trouble for violently raping a fellow inmate. He was going to be released in February, but has been civilly committed and will remain in a psychiatric facility indefinitely.

Stanley Dixon, an aging pedophile who racked up six sex-offense convictions from 1964 to 2002 in New York, North Carolina, and Connecticut. Dixon claims that he was sexually abused by his father and uncle as a child, and physically abused by his mother and foster family. After being arrested for sodomizing an eight-year-old boy in 1968, his first sex offense, he told police: “I didn’t think I had a problem, but I did. I did it three more times.” He molested and sodomized several boys ranging in age from eight to 15 over the years, serving a short sentence after each conviction. Then, in 1973, he pulled a gun on a 20-year-old woman and forced her to give him oral sex. In 1990, he was arrested after pulling a razor on a 26-year-old female acquaintance and sodomizing her for several hours. Only three months after his release for that crime, Dixon was arrested again for repeatedly molesting his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter and her 12-year-old friend. He was supposed to be released last August, but has been detained in a psychiatric facility instead.

Shawn Short, a pedophile convicted of vaginally and anally raping a six-year-old girl in 1992. Short was also accused of molesting the girl’s two-year-old brother, but never charged. After serving 10 years, Short was released on parole and was soon accused of victimizing children again. His parole was revoked eight months after his release, when he was accused of molesting his girlfriend’s three-year-old son. Those charges were dropped, but a state psychiatric examiner petitioned to have Short put on “strict and intensive supervision”—basically lifetime parole with an ankle bracelet.

Freddie Johnson, who made headlines in April for his 53rd arrest, this time for rubbing against a young woman on the No. 6 train. Previously, the attorney general’s office had tried to get the 49-year-old repeat sex offender committed to a psychiatric facility, but Judge William Wetzel ruled that Johnson should be released instead under “strict and intensive supervision” (lifetime parole with an ankle bracelet). That decision came back to bite Judge Wetzel just a couple weeks later, when Johnson was arrested after subway cops spotted him in the act. It was his 30th arrest for a sex crime.

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