John Philip Dragovich – Repeat Sex Offender – Preying on kids at Targets

Collier County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a registered sex offender after he allegedly molested a child in the toy section of a local retail store.

John Philip Dragovich, 39, 3225 29th Ave. N.E. is accused of lewd and lascivious molestation on a victim younger than 12 on July 31 at the Super Target store at 2415 Tarpon Bay Blvd. in North Naples. He was taken into custody on Tuesday.

Arrest reports say the child was in the toy section one aisle over from her mother around 2:30 p.m. when Dragovich put his hand under her dress and touched her buttocks over her bathing suit. The man did not say anything to her.

The girl immediately told her mother what happened and the sheriff’s office was called.

Dragovich matched the description of the suspect the girl gave deputies, including a facial composite. Store surveillance video shows Dragovich was inside the store, including in the toy section, around the time the girl reported she was molested.

Deputies made contact with Dragovich, who deputies say is a registered sex offender in Collier County, at his home Tuesday and arrested him.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on August 6, 2008 at 10:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

John Philip Dragovich – Repeat Sex Offender – Preying on kids at Targets

Collier County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a registered sex offender after he allegedly molested a child in the toy section of a local retail store.

John Philip Dragovich, 39, 3225 29th Ave. N.E. is accused of lewd and lascivious molestation on a victim younger than 12 on July 31 at the Super Target store at 2415 Tarpon Bay Blvd. in North Naples. He was taken into custody on Tuesday.

Arrest reports say the child was in the toy section one aisle over from her mother around 2:30 p.m. when Dragovich put his hand under her dress and touched her buttocks over her bathing suit. The man did not say anything to her.

The girl immediately told her mother what happened and the sheriff’s office was called.

Dragovich matched the description of the suspect the girl gave deputies, including a facial composite. Store surveillance video shows Dragovich was inside the store, including in the toy section, around the time the girl reported she was molested.

Deputies made contact with Dragovich, who deputies say is a registered sex offender in Collier County, at his home Tuesday and arrested him.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on August 6, 2008 at 10:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

John Philip Dragovich – Repeat Sex Offender – Preying on kids at Targets

Collier County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a registered sex offender after he allegedly molested a child in the toy section of a local retail store.

John Philip Dragovich, 39, 3225 29th Ave. N.E. is accused of lewd and lascivious molestation on a victim younger than 12 on July 31 at the Super Target store at 2415 Tarpon Bay Blvd. in North Naples. He was taken into custody on Tuesday.

Arrest reports say the child was in the toy section one aisle over from her mother around 2:30 p.m. when Dragovich put his hand under her dress and touched her buttocks over her bathing suit. The man did not say anything to her.

The girl immediately told her mother what happened and the sheriff’s office was called.

Dragovich matched the description of the suspect the girl gave deputies, including a facial composite. Store surveillance video shows Dragovich was inside the store, including in the toy section, around the time the girl reported she was molested.

Deputies made contact with Dragovich, who deputies say is a registered sex offender in Collier County, at his home Tuesday and arrested him.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on August 6, 2008 at 10:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

Marcos Rivera – Repeat Sex Offender CAPTURED


A sex offender wanted by Hartford police was arrested in New York after being featured on the “America’s Most Wanted” television show.

Just minutes after a story about Marcos Rivera aired on Aug. 2, several people reported that Rivera was living in a Bronx apartment and working as the building’s maintenance man.

Rivera, who was wanted on charges of sexual assault of a child and sex offender registry violations, was arrested on Aug. 2.

When New York police went to check the apartment, a crowd of people who watched the broadcast had gathered outside the building to tell police that Rivera was in the building.

Rivera gave police a false name, then identified himself and was taken into police custody, police said. Rivera remains in custody in New York until being extradited back to Connecticut.

Hartford police expect extradition of Rivera from New York to Hartford within the week.

Rivera faces five counts of sexual assault in the first degree, two counts of sexual assault in the second degree, two counts of sexual assault in the fourth degree and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

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

Marcos Rivera – Repeat Sex Offender CAPTURED


A sex offender wanted by Hartford police was arrested in New York after being featured on the “America’s Most Wanted” television show.

Just minutes after a story about Marcos Rivera aired on Aug. 2, several people reported that Rivera was living in a Bronx apartment and working as the building’s maintenance man.

Rivera, who was wanted on charges of sexual assault of a child and sex offender registry violations, was arrested on Aug. 2.

When New York police went to check the apartment, a crowd of people who watched the broadcast had gathered outside the building to tell police that Rivera was in the building.

Rivera gave police a false name, then identified himself and was taken into police custody, police said. Rivera remains in custody in New York until being extradited back to Connecticut.

Hartford police expect extradition of Rivera from New York to Hartford within the week.

Rivera faces five counts of sexual assault in the first degree, two counts of sexual assault in the second degree, two counts of sexual assault in the fourth degree and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

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

Marcos Rivera – Repeat Sex Offender CAPTURED


A sex offender wanted by Hartford police was arrested in New York after being featured on the “America’s Most Wanted” television show.

Just minutes after a story about Marcos Rivera aired on Aug. 2, several people reported that Rivera was living in a Bronx apartment and working as the building’s maintenance man.

Rivera, who was wanted on charges of sexual assault of a child and sex offender registry violations, was arrested on Aug. 2.

When New York police went to check the apartment, a crowd of people who watched the broadcast had gathered outside the building to tell police that Rivera was in the building.

Rivera gave police a false name, then identified himself and was taken into police custody, police said. Rivera remains in custody in New York until being extradited back to Connecticut.

Hartford police expect extradition of Rivera from New York to Hartford within the week.

Rivera faces five counts of sexual assault in the first degree, two counts of sexual assault in the second degree, two counts of sexual assault in the fourth degree and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

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