Richard Bustamonte – Repeat Sex Offender – Internet Predator – Rapist


Investigators say a Del Rey man and a partner used an internet chat room to lure two girls back to a trailer. 49-year old Richard Bustamonte was in court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to 2 counts of sexual assault of a juvenile.

He’s already a registered sex offender and deputies warn this crime should be a reminder to parents to always monitor your kid’s online activity.

Early Saturday morning two girls ages 15 and 16 ran from a trailer home off of American Ave. near Del Rey and ended up at a nearby intersection. They told deputies they were running from Richard Bustamonte a man they met in an online chat room.

“This is your typical horror story about young girls on a chat room, meeting people they talk to on a chat room and then being a victim of a crime,” said Deputy Chris Curtice.

Curtice says Bustamonte, a registered sex offender and another man, picked up these girls in Kingsburg and brought them back to his Del Rey home where he drugged and raped the 15 year old. But when deputies arrived at Bustamonte’s home he was the only one there.

“How they (Bustamonte’s accomplice) left is a little unclear right now but Mr. Bustamonte was the only one arrested in this sexual assault,” said Curtice.

No more than 200 yards from Bustamonte’s home live the Komoto’s. They have two granddaughters living with them ages 15 and 5-years old. Diane Komoto said she’s seen Bustamonte helping his father in the fields before but said she never had a clue he was a registered sex offender.

“It really makes you think, start looking around because you don’t know what else is out there that you’re not aware of just like we weren’t aware of that,” said Komoto.

Deputies could not comment on whether or not a computer was found inside Bustamonte’s home. He’s expected back in court by the end of July.

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

Richard Bustamonte – Repeat Sex Offender – Internet Predator – Rapist


Investigators say a Del Rey man and a partner used an internet chat room to lure two girls back to a trailer. 49-year old Richard Bustamonte was in court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to 2 counts of sexual assault of a juvenile.

He’s already a registered sex offender and deputies warn this crime should be a reminder to parents to always monitor your kid’s online activity.

Early Saturday morning two girls ages 15 and 16 ran from a trailer home off of American Ave. near Del Rey and ended up at a nearby intersection. They told deputies they were running from Richard Bustamonte a man they met in an online chat room.

“This is your typical horror story about young girls on a chat room, meeting people they talk to on a chat room and then being a victim of a crime,” said Deputy Chris Curtice.

Curtice says Bustamonte, a registered sex offender and another man, picked up these girls in Kingsburg and brought them back to his Del Rey home where he drugged and raped the 15 year old. But when deputies arrived at Bustamonte’s home he was the only one there.

“How they (Bustamonte’s accomplice) left is a little unclear right now but Mr. Bustamonte was the only one arrested in this sexual assault,” said Curtice.

No more than 200 yards from Bustamonte’s home live the Komoto’s. They have two granddaughters living with them ages 15 and 5-years old. Diane Komoto said she’s seen Bustamonte helping his father in the fields before but said she never had a clue he was a registered sex offender.

“It really makes you think, start looking around because you don’t know what else is out there that you’re not aware of just like we weren’t aware of that,” said Komoto.

Deputies could not comment on whether or not a computer was found inside Bustamonte’s home. He’s expected back in court by the end of July.

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

Richard Bustamonte – Repeat Sex Offender – Internet Predator – Rapist


Investigators say a Del Rey man and a partner used an internet chat room to lure two girls back to a trailer. 49-year old Richard Bustamonte was in court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to 2 counts of sexual assault of a juvenile.

He’s already a registered sex offender and deputies warn this crime should be a reminder to parents to always monitor your kid’s online activity.

Early Saturday morning two girls ages 15 and 16 ran from a trailer home off of American Ave. near Del Rey and ended up at a nearby intersection. They told deputies they were running from Richard Bustamonte a man they met in an online chat room.

“This is your typical horror story about young girls on a chat room, meeting people they talk to on a chat room and then being a victim of a crime,” said Deputy Chris Curtice.

Curtice says Bustamonte, a registered sex offender and another man, picked up these girls in Kingsburg and brought them back to his Del Rey home where he drugged and raped the 15 year old. But when deputies arrived at Bustamonte’s home he was the only one there.

“How they (Bustamonte’s accomplice) left is a little unclear right now but Mr. Bustamonte was the only one arrested in this sexual assault,” said Curtice.

No more than 200 yards from Bustamonte’s home live the Komoto’s. They have two granddaughters living with them ages 15 and 5-years old. Diane Komoto said she’s seen Bustamonte helping his father in the fields before but said she never had a clue he was a registered sex offender.

“It really makes you think, start looking around because you don’t know what else is out there that you’re not aware of just like we weren’t aware of that,” said Komoto.

Deputies could not comment on whether or not a computer was found inside Bustamonte’s home. He’s expected back in court by the end of July.

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

Barry Holland – Repeat Sex Offender GUILTY

A REGISTERED sex offender has appeared before Plymouth magistrates and pleaded guilty to charges of sexually assaulting three children in Plymouth in recent months.

Barry Holland, 27, of Rosebery Avenue, Lipson, appeared in custody and admitted two charges of sexually touching girls under the age of 13 and a third charge of sexually touching a child under the age of 13 between January 1 and July 22 this year.

Holland also pleaded guilty to being a registered sex offender who had failed to follow notification requirements when he stayed at an address other than his own for more than seven days, namely a property in the Pennycross area between January 4 and April 28 this year.

He also admitted a similar charge of staying at an address in the north of Plymouth between May 9 and July 22 this year.

Magistrates heard Holland had been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register in 2002 following his conviction for previous offences.

Magistrates directed Holland should be sent to the Crown court for sentencing.

No application for bail was made on his behalf.

Holland was remanded in custody to next appear at Plymouth Crown Court on August 1.

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

Barry Holland – Repeat Sex Offender GUILTY

A REGISTERED sex offender has appeared before Plymouth magistrates and pleaded guilty to charges of sexually assaulting three children in Plymouth in recent months.

Barry Holland, 27, of Rosebery Avenue, Lipson, appeared in custody and admitted two charges of sexually touching girls under the age of 13 and a third charge of sexually touching a child under the age of 13 between January 1 and July 22 this year.

Holland also pleaded guilty to being a registered sex offender who had failed to follow notification requirements when he stayed at an address other than his own for more than seven days, namely a property in the Pennycross area between January 4 and April 28 this year.

He also admitted a similar charge of staying at an address in the north of Plymouth between May 9 and July 22 this year.

Magistrates heard Holland had been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register in 2002 following his conviction for previous offences.

Magistrates directed Holland should be sent to the Crown court for sentencing.

No application for bail was made on his behalf.

Holland was remanded in custody to next appear at Plymouth Crown Court on August 1.

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

Barry Holland – Repeat Sex Offender GUILTY

A REGISTERED sex offender has appeared before Plymouth magistrates and pleaded guilty to charges of sexually assaulting three children in Plymouth in recent months.

Barry Holland, 27, of Rosebery Avenue, Lipson, appeared in custody and admitted two charges of sexually touching girls under the age of 13 and a third charge of sexually touching a child under the age of 13 between January 1 and July 22 this year.

Holland also pleaded guilty to being a registered sex offender who had failed to follow notification requirements when he stayed at an address other than his own for more than seven days, namely a property in the Pennycross area between January 4 and April 28 this year.

He also admitted a similar charge of staying at an address in the north of Plymouth between May 9 and July 22 this year.

Magistrates heard Holland had been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register in 2002 following his conviction for previous offences.

Magistrates directed Holland should be sent to the Crown court for sentencing.

No application for bail was made on his behalf.

Holland was remanded in custody to next appear at Plymouth Crown Court on August 1.

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

Tiffany & Carl Horak – Tag teaming Child Molesters


A Wauconda Township woman pleaded guilty to molesting an 8-year-old boy Wednesday and was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

As part of her negotiations, Tiffany Horak, 26, agreed to testify that her husband, Carl, molested the same child.

Both she and Carl Horak, 25, were arrested in January when a relative of the victim learned of the abuse and went to police.

The acts took place between last fall and the early part of this year, Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Ari Fisz said.

Both Horaks, of 28088 Lake Drive, were charged with multiple counts of predatory sexual assault of a child, and faced up to 30 years in prison if convicted of any count.

Tiffany Horak pleaded guilty to a single count of that crime, and Fisz agreed to drop the remaining charges.

Fisz said she has previously been convicted of aggravated battery and deceptive practices, and was on parole for theft at the time of her arrest.

Carl Horak is held on $500,000 and is scheduled to appear in court today.

Published in: on July 23, 2008 at 6:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

Tiffany & Carl Horak – Tag teaming Child Molesters


A Wauconda Township woman pleaded guilty to molesting an 8-year-old boy Wednesday and was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

As part of her negotiations, Tiffany Horak, 26, agreed to testify that her husband, Carl, molested the same child.

Both she and Carl Horak, 25, were arrested in January when a relative of the victim learned of the abuse and went to police.

The acts took place between last fall and the early part of this year, Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Ari Fisz said.

Both Horaks, of 28088 Lake Drive, were charged with multiple counts of predatory sexual assault of a child, and faced up to 30 years in prison if convicted of any count.

Tiffany Horak pleaded guilty to a single count of that crime, and Fisz agreed to drop the remaining charges.

Fisz said she has previously been convicted of aggravated battery and deceptive practices, and was on parole for theft at the time of her arrest.

Carl Horak is held on $500,000 and is scheduled to appear in court today.

Published in: on July 23, 2008 at 6:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

Rev. Frank Genevieve – Pedophile Boy Raping Priest Sex Offender Pleads Guilty

A Franciscan priest from New York pleaded guilty Tuesday to five counts of statutory rape of two minors from a Troy parish during trips to Boston over a 12-year period.

The Rev. Frank Genevieve, 53, who lives in a Franciscan retreat in Wappingers Falls and once worked in a Troy church, entered a guilty plea as part of an agreement just before his trial was expected to start in Suffolk Superior Court, Boston.

One of his victims, Mark Lyman of Stillwater, the co-director of the Albany chapter of SNAP (the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests), was in court and preparing to testify when Genevieve pleaded guilty.

“It is a victory. I have been vindicated,” said Lyman. “Today I go from an alleged victim to a victim. I’ve always had a problem with that word ‘alleged.’ ”

“We have stopped this cycle of violence,” said Lyman. “He will be a lifetime sex offender. Everyone will know about him and he will not be able to hurt more children.”

Genevieve was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Charles Surplock to a suspended sentence of 8 to 10 years and five years of probation.

As part of the agreement, he cannot have any contact with minors, he must attend sex offender treatment and therapy, must stay away from the victims, must wear a GPS monitoring device, submit a DNA sample and register with the sex offender registry board, according to Erika Gully-Santiago, spokeswoman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Genevieve was initially arraigned in July 2006 in Suffolk Superior Court in Massachusetts on four counts of child rape and was ordered to stay away from minor children and the two victims, who were between 13 and 16 years old at the time of the incidents. The alleged assaults occurred between 1977 and 1989.

Genevieve raped Lyman and the other minor in a rectory in the North End or in Genevieve’s car in downtown Boston, according to prosecutors. Because Genevieve returned to New York after each visit to Boston, the Massachusetts statute of limitations did not expire.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany oversees St. Anthony’s of Padua in Troy, where Genevieve worked when the assaults took place. Because Genevieve was a member of the Franciscan order, he was not directly supervised by the diocese.

“Any comment would come from the Immaculate Conception Province of the Franciscans,” said the Rev. Kenneth Doyle, chancellor of the Albany Diocese. “He was not a priest of the diocese, never was, was not under supervision or control of the diocese and was not employed by us.”

The Franciscan Province of the Immaculate Conception removed Genevieve from active ministry in June 2002. Province officials could not be reached on Tuesday.

Genevieve taught at the former Christopher Columbus Catholic High School in Boston’s North End in the 1980s. He was an assistant priest at St. Margaret’s Parish in Buzzards Bay, Mass., from 1998 to 2000, according to a spokesman for the Diocese of Fall River, Mass.

Attorney John Aretakis, who sent the original complaint about Genevieve to the Suffolk County district attorney, said on Tuesday that still more needs to be done to protect children from abusive priests.

“I am unhappy that here we are six years into the pedophilia scandal and we have a priest who admits to raping children and he is not doing a day in jail,” said Aretakis.

“The Albany diocese tries to claim that because he is a Franciscan, they are not responsible,” said Aretakis. “This priest raped Albany diocese children and he worked at an Albany diocese church.”

Lyman had filed a $5 million lawsuit against Genevieve in Suffolk Superior Court. The Diocese of Albany was removed from the suit in 2006.

Lyman said he will continue working with SNAP and “could never walk away from it.

Rev. Frank Genevieve – Pedophile Boy Raping Priest Sex Offender Pleads Guilty

A Franciscan priest from New York pleaded guilty Tuesday to five counts of statutory rape of two minors from a Troy parish during trips to Boston over a 12-year period.

The Rev. Frank Genevieve, 53, who lives in a Franciscan retreat in Wappingers Falls and once worked in a Troy church, entered a guilty plea as part of an agreement just before his trial was expected to start in Suffolk Superior Court, Boston.

One of his victims, Mark Lyman of Stillwater, the co-director of the Albany chapter of SNAP (the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests), was in court and preparing to testify when Genevieve pleaded guilty.

“It is a victory. I have been vindicated,” said Lyman. “Today I go from an alleged victim to a victim. I’ve always had a problem with that word ‘alleged.’ ”

“We have stopped this cycle of violence,” said Lyman. “He will be a lifetime sex offender. Everyone will know about him and he will not be able to hurt more children.”

Genevieve was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Charles Surplock to a suspended sentence of 8 to 10 years and five years of probation.

As part of the agreement, he cannot have any contact with minors, he must attend sex offender treatment and therapy, must stay away from the victims, must wear a GPS monitoring device, submit a DNA sample and register with the sex offender registry board, according to Erika Gully-Santiago, spokeswoman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Genevieve was initially arraigned in July 2006 in Suffolk Superior Court in Massachusetts on four counts of child rape and was ordered to stay away from minor children and the two victims, who were between 13 and 16 years old at the time of the incidents. The alleged assaults occurred between 1977 and 1989.

Genevieve raped Lyman and the other minor in a rectory in the North End or in Genevieve’s car in downtown Boston, according to prosecutors. Because Genevieve returned to New York after each visit to Boston, the Massachusetts statute of limitations did not expire.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany oversees St. Anthony’s of Padua in Troy, where Genevieve worked when the assaults took place. Because Genevieve was a member of the Franciscan order, he was not directly supervised by the diocese.

“Any comment would come from the Immaculate Conception Province of the Franciscans,” said the Rev. Kenneth Doyle, chancellor of the Albany Diocese. “He was not a priest of the diocese, never was, was not under supervision or control of the diocese and was not employed by us.”

The Franciscan Province of the Immaculate Conception removed Genevieve from active ministry in June 2002. Province officials could not be reached on Tuesday.

Genevieve taught at the former Christopher Columbus Catholic High School in Boston’s North End in the 1980s. He was an assistant priest at St. Margaret’s Parish in Buzzards Bay, Mass., from 1998 to 2000, according to a spokesman for the Diocese of Fall River, Mass.

Attorney John Aretakis, who sent the original complaint about Genevieve to the Suffolk County district attorney, said on Tuesday that still more needs to be done to protect children from abusive priests.

“I am unhappy that here we are six years into the pedophilia scandal and we have a priest who admits to raping children and he is not doing a day in jail,” said Aretakis.

“The Albany diocese tries to claim that because he is a Franciscan, they are not responsible,” said Aretakis. “This priest raped Albany diocese children and he worked at an Albany diocese church.”

Lyman had filed a $5 million lawsuit against Genevieve in Suffolk Superior Court. The Diocese of Albany was removed from the suit in 2006.

Lyman said he will continue working with SNAP and “could never walk away from it.