Lloyd Edmisten – Repeat Sex Offender Guilty of manslaughter

A convicted sex offender from Neptune City pleaded guilty today
to manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of a painkiller
to a man he planned to fondle.

A convicted sex offender from Neptune City pleaded guilty today to manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of a painkiller to a man he planned to fondle.

Lloyd Edmisten, 28, faces 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on that charge, as well as on a charge of violation of community supervision for life, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Luis Valentin. Edminsten had previously been convicted of endangering the welfare of a child in 2000.

Valentin said Neptune City police, responding on Oct. 2, 2006, to a call of an unresponsive male at the Charline Motel, found Wayne Richmond, 19, of Neptune Township unconscious on a bed in Edmisten’s room.

Edmisten gave Richmond a “substantial quantity” of the painkiller Darcovet to incapacitate him and perform nonconsensual sex acts on him, the prosecutor said. Toxicology tests show Richmond had fatal levels of propoxyphene and acetaminophen, components of Darcovet, in his system when he died, Valentin said.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Edmisten will be required to serve nearly nine years of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole. He is scheduled to be sentenced before Superior Court Judge Ronald Reisner on Sept. 26 in Freehold. Valentin said authorities reached the plea deal after receiving approval from Richmond’s family.

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

Lloyd Edmisten – Repeat Sex Offender Guilty of manslaughter

A convicted sex offender from Neptune City pleaded guilty today
to manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of a painkiller
to a man he planned to fondle.

A convicted sex offender from Neptune City pleaded guilty today to manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of a painkiller to a man he planned to fondle.

Lloyd Edmisten, 28, faces 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on that charge, as well as on a charge of violation of community supervision for life, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Luis Valentin. Edminsten had previously been convicted of endangering the welfare of a child in 2000.

Valentin said Neptune City police, responding on Oct. 2, 2006, to a call of an unresponsive male at the Charline Motel, found Wayne Richmond, 19, of Neptune Township unconscious on a bed in Edmisten’s room.

Edmisten gave Richmond a “substantial quantity” of the painkiller Darcovet to incapacitate him and perform nonconsensual sex acts on him, the prosecutor said. Toxicology tests show Richmond had fatal levels of propoxyphene and acetaminophen, components of Darcovet, in his system when he died, Valentin said.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Edmisten will be required to serve nearly nine years of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole. He is scheduled to be sentenced before Superior Court Judge Ronald Reisner on Sept. 26 in Freehold. Valentin said authorities reached the plea deal after receiving approval from Richmond’s family.

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

Lloyd Edmisten – Repeat Sex Offender Guilty of manslaughter

A convicted sex offender from Neptune City pleaded guilty today
to manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of a painkiller
to a man he planned to fondle.

A convicted sex offender from Neptune City pleaded guilty today to manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of a painkiller to a man he planned to fondle.

Lloyd Edmisten, 28, faces 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on that charge, as well as on a charge of violation of community supervision for life, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Luis Valentin. Edminsten had previously been convicted of endangering the welfare of a child in 2000.

Valentin said Neptune City police, responding on Oct. 2, 2006, to a call of an unresponsive male at the Charline Motel, found Wayne Richmond, 19, of Neptune Township unconscious on a bed in Edmisten’s room.

Edmisten gave Richmond a “substantial quantity” of the painkiller Darcovet to incapacitate him and perform nonconsensual sex acts on him, the prosecutor said. Toxicology tests show Richmond had fatal levels of propoxyphene and acetaminophen, components of Darcovet, in his system when he died, Valentin said.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Edmisten will be required to serve nearly nine years of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole. He is scheduled to be sentenced before Superior Court Judge Ronald Reisner on Sept. 26 in Freehold. Valentin said authorities reached the plea deal after receiving approval from Richmond’s family.

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

Michael D York Repeat Sex Offender – Nabbed by Vigilance

Conviction date: 12/18/1992
Sexual Abuse-1st Degree
Offender’s age at conviction: 28
Victim Age: 7

A registered sex offender being investigated on new sex charges inadvertently turned himself in last week when he asked a village police officer for a ride, Madison County sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday.

Michael D. York, 44, of 2905 Wo

odman Pond Road, Eaton, was walking in Hamilton on Friday when he asked a village police officer for a ride to Oneida, deputies said.

The suspect apparently didn’t know that local police were already investigating him after a couple walking their dog along a canal trail on July 2 had reported seeing York and a younger male in a “suspicious incident.”

York gave a statement to sheriff’s investigators in Oneida, and later was charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual act. Deputies said the victim was a boy under the age of 15. York remains in the county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. A court hearing is pending.

Deputies had investigated the July 2 call but were unable to locate either of the two males seen by the couple. The older man, later identified as York, and a youngster had fled on bicycles after their encounter with the couple.

But the callers later conducted their own Internet search on a sex offender Web site linked with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. They identified the fleeing man as Young, a Level 3 sex offender who served time after a 1992 conviction for first-degree sex abuse in an incident involving a 7-year-old.

The couple, who deputies refused to identify because the investigation is still pending, also searched local school yearbooks to confirm the identity of the victim.

“This is kind of unheard of,” Undersheriff Doug Bailey said. “It’s great that they helped us out like they did.”

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

Michael D York Repeat Sex Offender – Nabbed by Vigilance

Conviction date: 12/18/1992
Sexual Abuse-1st Degree
Offender’s age at conviction: 28
Victim Age: 7

A registered sex offender being investigated on new sex charges inadvertently turned himself in last week when he asked a village police officer for a ride, Madison County sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday.

Michael D. York, 44, of 2905 Wo

odman Pond Road, Eaton, was walking in Hamilton on Friday when he asked a village police officer for a ride to Oneida, deputies said.

The suspect apparently didn’t know that local police were already investigating him after a couple walking their dog along a canal trail on July 2 had reported seeing York and a younger male in a “suspicious incident.”

York gave a statement to sheriff’s investigators in Oneida, and later was charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual act. Deputies said the victim was a boy under the age of 15. York remains in the county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. A court hearing is pending.

Deputies had investigated the July 2 call but were unable to locate either of the two males seen by the couple. The older man, later identified as York, and a youngster had fled on bicycles after their encounter with the couple.

But the callers later conducted their own Internet search on a sex offender Web site linked with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. They identified the fleeing man as Young, a Level 3 sex offender who served time after a 1992 conviction for first-degree sex abuse in an incident involving a 7-year-old.

The couple, who deputies refused to identify because the investigation is still pending, also searched local school yearbooks to confirm the identity of the victim.

“This is kind of unheard of,” Undersheriff Doug Bailey said. “It’s great that they helped us out like they did.”

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

Michael D York Repeat Sex Offender – Nabbed by Vigilance

Conviction date: 12/18/1992
Sexual Abuse-1st Degree
Offender’s age at conviction: 28
Victim Age: 7

A registered sex offender being investigated on new sex charges inadvertently turned himself in last week when he asked a village police officer for a ride, Madison County sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday.

Michael D. York, 44, of 2905 Wo

odman Pond Road, Eaton, was walking in Hamilton on Friday when he asked a village police officer for a ride to Oneida, deputies said.

The suspect apparently didn’t know that local police were already investigating him after a couple walking their dog along a canal trail on July 2 had reported seeing York and a younger male in a “suspicious incident.”

York gave a statement to sheriff’s investigators in Oneida, and later was charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual act. Deputies said the victim was a boy under the age of 15. York remains in the county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. A court hearing is pending.

Deputies had investigated the July 2 call but were unable to locate either of the two males seen by the couple. The older man, later identified as York, and a youngster had fled on bicycles after their encounter with the couple.

But the callers later conducted their own Internet search on a sex offender Web site linked with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. They identified the fleeing man as Young, a Level 3 sex offender who served time after a 1992 conviction for first-degree sex abuse in an incident involving a 7-year-old.

The couple, who deputies refused to identify because the investigation is still pending, also searched local school yearbooks to confirm the identity of the victim.

“This is kind of unheard of,” Undersheriff Doug Bailey said. “It’s great that they helped us out like they did.”

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

Jose Cruz and Jose Barrios – Father/Son Child Molesters

A Dubois County father and son are accused of molesting two four-year-old girls, the Huntingburg Police Department said in a news release.

Jose Vladimir Cruz, 18, and Jose Abel Cruz Barrios, 39, are facing preliminary charges of child molesting and sexual battery.

According to a news release, the two men fondled a friend’s twin 4-year-old daughters multiple times while living at the woman’s Huntingburg home.

Huntingburg Police began investigating the case in June after receiving information from Dubois County Child Protective Services.

Jose Vladimir Cruz was arrested this week after an interview with police and charges were later added for his father, who was already lodged in the Dubois County Security Center on unrelated charges, police said.

Jose Vladimir Cruz is also facing a preliminary charge of possession of false government identification. Police say they found an identification card from Texas with his face but a different name and date of birth.

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Jose Cruz and Jose Barrios – Father/Son Child Molesters

A Dubois County father and son are accused of molesting two four-year-old girls, the Huntingburg Police Department said in a news release.

Jose Vladimir Cruz, 18, and Jose Abel Cruz Barrios, 39, are facing preliminary charges of child molesting and sexual battery.

According to a news release, the two men fondled a friend’s twin 4-year-old daughters multiple times while living at the woman’s Huntingburg home.

Huntingburg Police began investigating the case in June after receiving information from Dubois County Child Protective Services.

Jose Vladimir Cruz was arrested this week after an interview with police and charges were later added for his father, who was already lodged in the Dubois County Security Center on unrelated charges, police said.

Jose Vladimir Cruz is also facing a preliminary charge of possession of false government identification. Police say they found an identification card from Texas with his face but a different name and date of birth.

Published in: on July 30, 2008 at 6:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

Harry “Brett” Taylor Child MOlesting Cub Scout Leader


A Gwinnett County Cub Scout leader has been arrested on child molestation charges.

Authorities took Harry “Brett” Taylor into custody after a boy’s mother went to police and reported that Taylor touched her 8-year-old son inappropriately.

The alleged incident took place during a sleepover with Taylor’s children at a residence in the 1700 block of Bergen Ct in Lawrenceville.

The two children knew each other through Cub Scouts where the suspect was their Cub Scout leader.

Authorities said the victim stated that sometime during the night, Taylor touched his genital area. The victim also stated that the suspect had photographed him while he was drying off and undressing after exiting their swimming pool.

During the investigation, authorities said they learned that the Taylor had been molesting another family member for over an extended period of time.


Gwinnett police said they are investigating two more complaints filed since the initial report of alleged misconduct.

Authorities said Taylor has been on Gwinnett County’s library board since January 2006.

“This is why we’re asking if anybody has been in contact with Mr. Taylor or their children have been in contact, to please speak with their children and see if there’s any inappropriate touching or contact with Mr. Taylor…and if so, to contact our investigators,” said Cpl. David Schiralli with the Gwinnett County Police Department.

Gwinnett County library board members said Taylor is still a member of the board as of Monday evening.

Authorities said Taylor is charged with four counts of child molestation and one count of sexual battery.

He is currently being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

Harry “Brett” Taylor Child MOlesting Cub Scout Leader


A Gwinnett County Cub Scout leader has been arrested on child molestation charges.

Authorities took Harry “Brett” Taylor into custody after a boy’s mother went to police and reported that Taylor touched her 8-year-old son inappropriately.

The alleged incident took place during a sleepover with Taylor’s children at a residence in the 1700 block of Bergen Ct in Lawrenceville.

The two children knew each other through Cub Scouts where the suspect was their Cub Scout leader.

Authorities said the victim stated that sometime during the night, Taylor touched his genital area. The victim also stated that the suspect had photographed him while he was drying off and undressing after exiting their swimming pool.

During the investigation, authorities said they learned that the Taylor had been molesting another family member for over an extended period of time.


Gwinnett police said they are investigating two more complaints filed since the initial report of alleged misconduct.

Authorities said Taylor has been on Gwinnett County’s library board since January 2006.

“This is why we’re asking if anybody has been in contact with Mr. Taylor or their children have been in contact, to please speak with their children and see if there’s any inappropriate touching or contact with Mr. Taylor…and if so, to contact our investigators,” said Cpl. David Schiralli with the Gwinnett County Police Department.

Gwinnett County library board members said Taylor is still a member of the board as of Monday evening.

Authorities said Taylor is charged with four counts of child molestation and one count of sexual battery.

He is currently being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.