Kenneth Deroboam – Child Molester gets Life in Prison

Sixty-two-year-old Kenneth Deroboam, Ada, was sentenced to life in prison for the molestation of a child under the age of 12 Friday.

Assistant District Attorney Jim Tillison said he is very satisfied with the sentence.

“All these cases are difficult, but this is the most disturbing case I’ve ever handled,” Tillison said.

Deroboam pleaded no contest to six charges related to the molestations in June. Pontotoc County District Judge Tom Landrith gave Deroboam life sentences on three of the six charges, including rape by instrumentation and two counts of first-degree rape.

Deroboam was sentenced to 20 years each on one count of lewd molestation and two counts of forcible sodomy. All sentences will run concurrently and Deroboam must serve at least 38 years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections before being eligible for parole, Tillison said.

A court document said the victim was interviewed by a Department Of Human Services worker. The child went into graphic details about the assaults. Deroboam was arrested and held until sentencing. He will be taken to the DOC immediately.

Published in: on July 21, 2008 at 5:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Kenneth Deroboam – Child Molester gets Life in Prison

Sixty-two-year-old Kenneth Deroboam, Ada, was sentenced to life in prison for the molestation of a child under the age of 12 Friday.

Assistant District Attorney Jim Tillison said he is very satisfied with the sentence.

“All these cases are difficult, but this is the most disturbing case I’ve ever handled,” Tillison said.

Deroboam pleaded no contest to six charges related to the molestations in June. Pontotoc County District Judge Tom Landrith gave Deroboam life sentences on three of the six charges, including rape by instrumentation and two counts of first-degree rape.

Deroboam was sentenced to 20 years each on one count of lewd molestation and two counts of forcible sodomy. All sentences will run concurrently and Deroboam must serve at least 38 years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections before being eligible for parole, Tillison said.

A court document said the victim was interviewed by a Department Of Human Services worker. The child went into graphic details about the assaults. Deroboam was arrested and held until sentencing. He will be taken to the DOC immediately.

Published in: on July 21, 2008 at 5:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Remsen Benedict School Bus Driver fighting Child Porn Charges


A Novato man who has been fighting child pornography charges for the past year might be ready to raise the white flag.

Remsen Benedict, appearing in federal court last week in San Francisco, faces another hearing on Aug. 19 for a potential plea in the case, his lawyer said.

“I believe it will be resolved on that date,” defense attorney Geoffrey Dunham said. “There’s going to be a resolution in some form.”

Dunham declined to comment on any plea negotiations with federal prosecutors.

Benedict, a former bus driver for the Novato Unified School District and a former den leader for Cub Scout Pack 186 in Novato, was arrested last summer after police received a tip through a vigilante Web site called corporatesexoffenders.com.

The operators of the site, a spin-off of the watchdog group Perverted Justice, traced salacious pedophiliac comments that were posted under the alias “Wolfman” to a Web site and e-mail addresses belonging to Benedict, police said.

Benedict, 53, admitted later to police that he had downloaded more than 6,000 child porn photos and videos to his home computer, viewing the images during lunch breaks from work or while his wife was sleeping at night, according to court documents.

Benedict initially was charged in Marin Superior Court, but county prosecutors turned the case over to the U.S. attorney’s office after federal prosecutors obtained a two-count indictment charging Benedict with receipt of child porn and possession of child porn.

Benedict could face up to 20 years in prison on the first count and up to 10 years on the other.

Benedict has not been accused of any sexual contact with children. He was placed under house arrest after posting $500,000 bail.

The school district fired Benedict in September.

Remsen Benedict School Bus Driver fighting Child Porn Charges


A Novato man who has been fighting child pornography charges for the past year might be ready to raise the white flag.

Remsen Benedict, appearing in federal court last week in San Francisco, faces another hearing on Aug. 19 for a potential plea in the case, his lawyer said.

“I believe it will be resolved on that date,” defense attorney Geoffrey Dunham said. “There’s going to be a resolution in some form.”

Dunham declined to comment on any plea negotiations with federal prosecutors.

Benedict, a former bus driver for the Novato Unified School District and a former den leader for Cub Scout Pack 186 in Novato, was arrested last summer after police received a tip through a vigilante Web site called corporatesexoffenders.com.

The operators of the site, a spin-off of the watchdog group Perverted Justice, traced salacious pedophiliac comments that were posted under the alias “Wolfman” to a Web site and e-mail addresses belonging to Benedict, police said.

Benedict, 53, admitted later to police that he had downloaded more than 6,000 child porn photos and videos to his home computer, viewing the images during lunch breaks from work or while his wife was sleeping at night, according to court documents.

Benedict initially was charged in Marin Superior Court, but county prosecutors turned the case over to the U.S. attorney’s office after federal prosecutors obtained a two-count indictment charging Benedict with receipt of child porn and possession of child porn.

Benedict could face up to 20 years in prison on the first count and up to 10 years on the other.

Benedict has not been accused of any sexual contact with children. He was placed under house arrest after posting $500,000 bail.

The school district fired Benedict in September.

Remsen Benedict School Bus Driver fighting Child Porn Charges


A Novato man who has been fighting child pornography charges for the past year might be ready to raise the white flag.

Remsen Benedict, appearing in federal court last week in San Francisco, faces another hearing on Aug. 19 for a potential plea in the case, his lawyer said.

“I believe it will be resolved on that date,” defense attorney Geoffrey Dunham said. “There’s going to be a resolution in some form.”

Dunham declined to comment on any plea negotiations with federal prosecutors.

Benedict, a former bus driver for the Novato Unified School District and a former den leader for Cub Scout Pack 186 in Novato, was arrested last summer after police received a tip through a vigilante Web site called corporatesexoffenders.com.

The operators of the site, a spin-off of the watchdog group Perverted Justice, traced salacious pedophiliac comments that were posted under the alias “Wolfman” to a Web site and e-mail addresses belonging to Benedict, police said.

Benedict, 53, admitted later to police that he had downloaded more than 6,000 child porn photos and videos to his home computer, viewing the images during lunch breaks from work or while his wife was sleeping at night, according to court documents.

Benedict initially was charged in Marin Superior Court, but county prosecutors turned the case over to the U.S. attorney’s office after federal prosecutors obtained a two-count indictment charging Benedict with receipt of child porn and possession of child porn.

Benedict could face up to 20 years in prison on the first count and up to 10 years on the other.

Benedict has not been accused of any sexual contact with children. He was placed under house arrest after posting $500,000 bail.

The school district fired Benedict in September.