Richard Hannon – Repeat Sex Offender – Internet Predator


Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that a registered sex offender is back in custody after the man solicited an undercover investigator with the Attorney General’s CyberCrime Unit, believing he was soliciting a mother for sex with her young children.
Richard Hannon will be charged with soliciting a parent for unlawful sex acts with a child after engaging in a series of sexually explicit internet conversations with the investigator. He was arrested today by law enforcement officers with the CyberCrime Unit and the New Port Richey Police Department, the second arrest made this week by the Attorney General’s new Tampa Region CyberCrime Task Force.

Hannon, 66, first approached the CyberCrime investigator in an internet chatroom, believing he was communicating with the mother of a 12-year old boy and a 10-year old girl. Over the course of two months, Hannon solicited the “mother” for sex with her children, describing in graphic detail what he intended to do to the children. He was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his New Port Richey home. At the time of his arrest, Hannon admitted he was the individual carrying on the conversations with the investigator.

Prior to today’s arrest, Hannon was arrested in 1999 by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office for using a computer to solicit someone he thought was a young boy for sex, again not realizing he was communicating with a law enforcement officer. In that case, adjudication was withheld and Hannon served six months of community control which was followed by 2.5 years of probation with no internet access. He is a registered sex offender with the State of Florida and can be located on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s sex offender registry.

Hannon will be booked into the Pasco County Jail and a booking photograph will be available from the jail later today. He will be charged with solicitation of a parent for unlawful sex acts with a child, a third-degree felony, under the CyberCrimes Against Children Act of 2007.
He will be prosecuted by attorneys with the CyberCrime Unit and faces up to five years in prison if convicted. The New Port Richey Police Department is a member of the CyberCrime Unit’s Tampa Region Task Force, launched in early July.

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

Richard Hannon – Repeat Sex Offender – Internet Predator


Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that a registered sex offender is back in custody after the man solicited an undercover investigator with the Attorney General’s CyberCrime Unit, believing he was soliciting a mother for sex with her young children.
Richard Hannon will be charged with soliciting a parent for unlawful sex acts with a child after engaging in a series of sexually explicit internet conversations with the investigator. He was arrested today by law enforcement officers with the CyberCrime Unit and the New Port Richey Police Department, the second arrest made this week by the Attorney General’s new Tampa Region CyberCrime Task Force.

Hannon, 66, first approached the CyberCrime investigator in an internet chatroom, believing he was communicating with the mother of a 12-year old boy and a 10-year old girl. Over the course of two months, Hannon solicited the “mother” for sex with her children, describing in graphic detail what he intended to do to the children. He was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his New Port Richey home. At the time of his arrest, Hannon admitted he was the individual carrying on the conversations with the investigator.

Prior to today’s arrest, Hannon was arrested in 1999 by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office for using a computer to solicit someone he thought was a young boy for sex, again not realizing he was communicating with a law enforcement officer. In that case, adjudication was withheld and Hannon served six months of community control which was followed by 2.5 years of probation with no internet access. He is a registered sex offender with the State of Florida and can be located on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s sex offender registry.

Hannon will be booked into the Pasco County Jail and a booking photograph will be available from the jail later today. He will be charged with solicitation of a parent for unlawful sex acts with a child, a third-degree felony, under the CyberCrimes Against Children Act of 2007.
He will be prosecuted by attorneys with the CyberCrime Unit and faces up to five years in prison if convicted. The New Port Richey Police Department is a member of the CyberCrime Unit’s Tampa Region Task Force, launched in early July.

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

Richard Hannon – Repeat Sex Offender – Internet Predator


Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that a registered sex offender is back in custody after the man solicited an undercover investigator with the Attorney General’s CyberCrime Unit, believing he was soliciting a mother for sex with her young children.
Richard Hannon will be charged with soliciting a parent for unlawful sex acts with a child after engaging in a series of sexually explicit internet conversations with the investigator. He was arrested today by law enforcement officers with the CyberCrime Unit and the New Port Richey Police Department, the second arrest made this week by the Attorney General’s new Tampa Region CyberCrime Task Force.

Hannon, 66, first approached the CyberCrime investigator in an internet chatroom, believing he was communicating with the mother of a 12-year old boy and a 10-year old girl. Over the course of two months, Hannon solicited the “mother” for sex with her children, describing in graphic detail what he intended to do to the children. He was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his New Port Richey home. At the time of his arrest, Hannon admitted he was the individual carrying on the conversations with the investigator.

Prior to today’s arrest, Hannon was arrested in 1999 by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office for using a computer to solicit someone he thought was a young boy for sex, again not realizing he was communicating with a law enforcement officer. In that case, adjudication was withheld and Hannon served six months of community control which was followed by 2.5 years of probation with no internet access. He is a registered sex offender with the State of Florida and can be located on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s sex offender registry.

Hannon will be booked into the Pasco County Jail and a booking photograph will be available from the jail later today. He will be charged with solicitation of a parent for unlawful sex acts with a child, a third-degree felony, under the CyberCrimes Against Children Act of 2007.
He will be prosecuted by attorneys with the CyberCrime Unit and faces up to five years in prison if convicted. The New Port Richey Police Department is a member of the CyberCrime Unit’s Tampa Region Task Force, launched in early July.

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

Angel A. Perez Jr – Repeat Sex Offender – Parasite Predator

“The victim’s courage and tenacity prevented her from being further victimized and should serve as a role model for anybody else who find themselves in similar circumstances”


“he could only be accurately characterized as a cowardly weasel
only fit for jail because there is nowhere else we can put him”


A convicted sex offender has been charged with raping a 16-year-old girl at Brooklawn Park this month.

Arrested Wednesday, Angel A. Perez Jr., 32, of New Bedford was held without bail following his arraignment Thursday in District Court.

Mr. Perez, a Level 2 sex offender, is charged with rape and failure to register as a sex offender. His last known address was a Phillips Road residence, but police said he had moved and did not notify them of his whereabouts.

Juvenile and sexual assault Detective Alberto Silva arrested Mr. Perez while he was visiting at his parent’s house Wednesday evening, police said.

Mr. Perez was convicted in 1997 of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. He was registered as a Level 2 sex offender, having been deemed a moderate risk to reoffend.

When he was arrested, Mr. Perez also had eight outstanding warrants, mostly on larceny charges, court records said.

According to police, Mr. Perez raped a 16-year-old girl July 19 near the softball field at Brooklawn Park. He allegedly punched her in the face and threatened to kill her unless she did what he told her, Lt. Silva said.

Mr. Perez allegedly threatened to kill the victim while he raped her over the course of an hour, New Bedford police spokesman Lt. Jeffrey P. Silva said.

“If the allegations against Perez are true, and we have every reason to believe they are, he could only be accurately characterized as a cowardly weasel only fit for jail because there is nowhere else we can put him,” Lt. Silva said.

Police said the victim was with a male companion when they encountered Mr. Perez at Brooklawn Park. Mr. Perez had been a longtime family friend of the victim’s friend and was invited to hang out with them.

The victim told police she left the park, but Mr. Perez ran to her and told her that her friend had asked him to walk her home. He then told her to walk back to the park with him because he had forgotten his wallet, police said.

When they returned to the park, police said Mr. Perez accosted the victim, punched her and raped her.

“Like the opportunistic parasitical predator that he is, he seized the opportunity to take advantage of her trust and steal her innocence,” Lt. Silva said.

Following the attack, the girl managed to escape.

She ran into a car that had just driven into a nearby parking lot. The driver took the girl to a relative’s house, where she called police.

“The victim’s courage and tenacity prevented her from being further victimized and should serve as a role model for anybody else who find themselves in similar circumstances,” Lt. Silva said.

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

Angel A. Perez Jr – Repeat Sex Offender – Parasite Predator

“The victim’s courage and tenacity prevented her from being further victimized and should serve as a role model for anybody else who find themselves in similar circumstances”


“he could only be accurately characterized as a cowardly weasel
only fit for jail because there is nowhere else we can put him”


A convicted sex offender has been charged with raping a 16-year-old girl at Brooklawn Park this month.

Arrested Wednesday, Angel A. Perez Jr., 32, of New Bedford was held without bail following his arraignment Thursday in District Court.

Mr. Perez, a Level 2 sex offender, is charged with rape and failure to register as a sex offender. His last known address was a Phillips Road residence, but police said he had moved and did not notify them of his whereabouts.

Juvenile and sexual assault Detective Alberto Silva arrested Mr. Perez while he was visiting at his parent’s house Wednesday evening, police said.

Mr. Perez was convicted in 1997 of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. He was registered as a Level 2 sex offender, having been deemed a moderate risk to reoffend.

When he was arrested, Mr. Perez also had eight outstanding warrants, mostly on larceny charges, court records said.

According to police, Mr. Perez raped a 16-year-old girl July 19 near the softball field at Brooklawn Park. He allegedly punched her in the face and threatened to kill her unless she did what he told her, Lt. Silva said.

Mr. Perez allegedly threatened to kill the victim while he raped her over the course of an hour, New Bedford police spokesman Lt. Jeffrey P. Silva said.

“If the allegations against Perez are true, and we have every reason to believe they are, he could only be accurately characterized as a cowardly weasel only fit for jail because there is nowhere else we can put him,” Lt. Silva said.

Police said the victim was with a male companion when they encountered Mr. Perez at Brooklawn Park. Mr. Perez had been a longtime family friend of the victim’s friend and was invited to hang out with them.

The victim told police she left the park, but Mr. Perez ran to her and told her that her friend had asked him to walk her home. He then told her to walk back to the park with him because he had forgotten his wallet, police said.

When they returned to the park, police said Mr. Perez accosted the victim, punched her and raped her.

“Like the opportunistic parasitical predator that he is, he seized the opportunity to take advantage of her trust and steal her innocence,” Lt. Silva said.

Following the attack, the girl managed to escape.

She ran into a car that had just driven into a nearby parking lot. The driver took the girl to a relative’s house, where she called police.

“The victim’s courage and tenacity prevented her from being further victimized and should serve as a role model for anybody else who find themselves in similar circumstances,” Lt. Silva said.

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

Angel A. Perez Jr – Repeat Sex Offender – Parasite Predator

“The victim’s courage and tenacity prevented her from being further victimized and should serve as a role model for anybody else who find themselves in similar circumstances”


“he could only be accurately characterized as a cowardly weasel
only fit for jail because there is nowhere else we can put him”


A convicted sex offender has been charged with raping a 16-year-old girl at Brooklawn Park this month.

Arrested Wednesday, Angel A. Perez Jr., 32, of New Bedford was held without bail following his arraignment Thursday in District Court.

Mr. Perez, a Level 2 sex offender, is charged with rape and failure to register as a sex offender. His last known address was a Phillips Road residence, but police said he had moved and did not notify them of his whereabouts.

Juvenile and sexual assault Detective Alberto Silva arrested Mr. Perez while he was visiting at his parent’s house Wednesday evening, police said.

Mr. Perez was convicted in 1997 of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. He was registered as a Level 2 sex offender, having been deemed a moderate risk to reoffend.

When he was arrested, Mr. Perez also had eight outstanding warrants, mostly on larceny charges, court records said.

According to police, Mr. Perez raped a 16-year-old girl July 19 near the softball field at Brooklawn Park. He allegedly punched her in the face and threatened to kill her unless she did what he told her, Lt. Silva said.

Mr. Perez allegedly threatened to kill the victim while he raped her over the course of an hour, New Bedford police spokesman Lt. Jeffrey P. Silva said.

“If the allegations against Perez are true, and we have every reason to believe they are, he could only be accurately characterized as a cowardly weasel only fit for jail because there is nowhere else we can put him,” Lt. Silva said.

Police said the victim was with a male companion when they encountered Mr. Perez at Brooklawn Park. Mr. Perez had been a longtime family friend of the victim’s friend and was invited to hang out with them.

The victim told police she left the park, but Mr. Perez ran to her and told her that her friend had asked him to walk her home. He then told her to walk back to the park with him because he had forgotten his wallet, police said.

When they returned to the park, police said Mr. Perez accosted the victim, punched her and raped her.

“Like the opportunistic parasitical predator that he is, he seized the opportunity to take advantage of her trust and steal her innocence,” Lt. Silva said.

Following the attack, the girl managed to escape.

She ran into a car that had just driven into a nearby parking lot. The driver took the girl to a relative’s house, where she called police.

“The victim’s courage and tenacity prevented her from being further victimized and should serve as a role model for anybody else who find themselves in similar circumstances,” Lt. Silva said.

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

Steven Carl Evans – Repeat Sex Offender – Jury recommends Death Penalty

After deliberating less than an hour, an Orange County jury today recommended the death penalty for a registered sex offender who fatally stabbed a woman inside a trailer near a Fullerton church.

Steven Carl Evans, 61, who has spent his life in and out of custody, was convicted earlier this month in the murder and sexual assault of Jeanette Elias, 24, of Sylmar. He is scheduled to be formally sentenced Oct. 24.

Evans met Elias when she got off a train in Fullerton. He took her to a trailer that was parked near a church, where authorities say he tried to rape her and stabbed her more than 20 times before fleeing to his parents’ home in Los Angeles County.

Elias’ body was found after police received a tip from Evans’ sister-in-law, who reported that Evans had come to the home she shared with Evans’ brother and revealed he had just gotten into a fight with a woman.

Evans spent eight years in a state prison for a rape conviction in San Bernardino more than 20 years ago, with time served concurrently for forgery and other fraud charges. He was paroled in 1988 but in the late 1990s was convicted again in Los Angeles County and sentenced to six years for grand theft. He was released in 2001.

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

Steven Carl Evans – Repeat Sex Offender – Jury recommends Death Penalty

After deliberating less than an hour, an Orange County jury today recommended the death penalty for a registered sex offender who fatally stabbed a woman inside a trailer near a Fullerton church.

Steven Carl Evans, 61, who has spent his life in and out of custody, was convicted earlier this month in the murder and sexual assault of Jeanette Elias, 24, of Sylmar. He is scheduled to be formally sentenced Oct. 24.

Evans met Elias when she got off a train in Fullerton. He took her to a trailer that was parked near a church, where authorities say he tried to rape her and stabbed her more than 20 times before fleeing to his parents’ home in Los Angeles County.

Elias’ body was found after police received a tip from Evans’ sister-in-law, who reported that Evans had come to the home she shared with Evans’ brother and revealed he had just gotten into a fight with a woman.

Evans spent eight years in a state prison for a rape conviction in San Bernardino more than 20 years ago, with time served concurrently for forgery and other fraud charges. He was paroled in 1988 but in the late 1990s was convicted again in Los Angeles County and sentenced to six years for grand theft. He was released in 2001.

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

Steven Carl Evans – Repeat Sex Offender – Jury recommends Death Penalty

After deliberating less than an hour, an Orange County jury today recommended the death penalty for a registered sex offender who fatally stabbed a woman inside a trailer near a Fullerton church.

Steven Carl Evans, 61, who has spent his life in and out of custody, was convicted earlier this month in the murder and sexual assault of Jeanette Elias, 24, of Sylmar. He is scheduled to be formally sentenced Oct. 24.

Evans met Elias when she got off a train in Fullerton. He took her to a trailer that was parked near a church, where authorities say he tried to rape her and stabbed her more than 20 times before fleeing to his parents’ home in Los Angeles County.

Elias’ body was found after police received a tip from Evans’ sister-in-law, who reported that Evans had come to the home she shared with Evans’ brother and revealed he had just gotten into a fight with a woman.

Evans spent eight years in a state prison for a rape conviction in San Bernardino more than 20 years ago, with time served concurrently for forgery and other fraud charges. He was paroled in 1988 but in the late 1990s was convicted again in Los Angeles County and sentenced to six years for grand theft. He was released in 2001.

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

Steven Carl Evans – Repeat Sex Offender – Jury recommends Death Penalty

After deliberating less than an hour, an Orange County jury today recommended the death penalty for a registered sex offender who fatally stabbed a woman inside a trailer near a Fullerton church.

Steven Carl Evans, 61, who has spent his life in and out of custody, was convicted earlier this month in the murder and sexual assault of Jeanette Elias, 24, of Sylmar. He is scheduled to be formally sentenced Oct. 24.

Evans met Elias when she got off a train in Fullerton. He took her to a trailer that was parked near a church, where authorities say he tried to rape her and stabbed her more than 20 times before fleeing to his parents’ home in Los Angeles County.

Elias’ body was found after police received a tip from Evans’ sister-in-law, who reported that Evans had come to the home she shared with Evans’ brother and revealed he had just gotten into a fight with a woman.

Evans spent eight years in a state prison for a rape conviction in San Bernardino more than 20 years ago, with time served concurrently for forgery and other fraud charges. He was paroled in 1988 but in the late 1990s was convicted again in Los Angeles County and sentenced to six years for grand theft. He was released in 2001.

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