Nathan Martinez – Pedophile Babysitter – BUSTED

“He told me … he knew what he was doing was wrong so he would apologize to the children afterward …” Gardner wrote. “He would stop for awhile and then start again.”

A 21-year-old Oak Harbor resident who admitted to molesting boys and girls, ages 3 to 12, while he was babysitting them is facing 30 counts of sex-crime charges, according to court documents.

Prosecutors charged Nathan Martinez in Island County Superior Court Aug. 7 with 10 counts of first-degree child rape, 19 counts of child molestation in the first degree and one count of attempted child molestation in the first degree.

All of the child-rape charges involve one 5-year-old child, while eight other children are identified as victims in the remaining charges. The alleged assaults occurred between June 1, 2007, and July 31, 2008.

If convicted of all the charges, Martinez could face up to 26 years and six months in prison under the standard sentencing range. He’s being held in jail on $250,000 bail.

Detective Teri Gardner with the Oak Harbor Police asked that anyone with information about the case or possible other victims contact her at 279-4623.

Gardner began investigating after Martinez and a group of the victims’ parents went to the police department Aug. 4. Martinez confessed to molesting the children, the detective wrote in her report.

The four families attended Living Faith Christian Center in Oak Harbor, but Gardner said she has no evidence to suggest any assaults occurred at the church.Martinez had provided the families with “childcare services,” documents indicate.

Martinez detailed his crimes against the children in a taped interview.

“He told me … he knew what he was doing was wrong so he would apologize to the children afterward …” Gardner wrote. “He would stop for awhile and then start again.”

Martinez told the detective that he was molested as a child over a period of 10 years.

Nathan Martinez – Pedophile Babysitter – BUSTED

“He told me … he knew what he was doing was wrong so he would apologize to the children afterward …” Gardner wrote. “He would stop for awhile and then start again.”

A 21-year-old Oak Harbor resident who admitted to molesting boys and girls, ages 3 to 12, while he was babysitting them is facing 30 counts of sex-crime charges, according to court documents.

Prosecutors charged Nathan Martinez in Island County Superior Court Aug. 7 with 10 counts of first-degree child rape, 19 counts of child molestation in the first degree and one count of attempted child molestation in the first degree.

All of the child-rape charges involve one 5-year-old child, while eight other children are identified as victims in the remaining charges. The alleged assaults occurred between June 1, 2007, and July 31, 2008.

If convicted of all the charges, Martinez could face up to 26 years and six months in prison under the standard sentencing range. He’s being held in jail on $250,000 bail.

Detective Teri Gardner with the Oak Harbor Police asked that anyone with information about the case or possible other victims contact her at 279-4623.

Gardner began investigating after Martinez and a group of the victims’ parents went to the police department Aug. 4. Martinez confessed to molesting the children, the detective wrote in her report.

The four families attended Living Faith Christian Center in Oak Harbor, but Gardner said she has no evidence to suggest any assaults occurred at the church.Martinez had provided the families with “childcare services,” documents indicate.

Martinez detailed his crimes against the children in a taped interview.

“He told me … he knew what he was doing was wrong so he would apologize to the children afterward …” Gardner wrote. “He would stop for awhile and then start again.”

Martinez told the detective that he was molested as a child over a period of 10 years.

Lyle Daniel Montgomery – Serial Child Molesting Pedophile – GUILTY

Lyle Daniel Montgomery, 54, of Trinity, was convicted on Friday of sodomy in the second degree from acts stemming from the early 1980s, and will face sentencing on December 18.

The Attorney General’s Office tried the case last week in Morgan County Circuit Court, and a jury returned a guilty verdict on Friday.

Specifically, the State produced evidence and testimony that Montgomery was a “preferential sex offender”, one who has a predilection and unusual interest in sexual relations with young boys, in this instance, between the ages of 6 and 13.

The state’s primary victim testified that he met the defendant in 1982 when he was 11 years old and the defendant was an employee at Funland Skating Rink in Decatur.

The victim testified that his mother became friends with Montgomery and soon began allowing him to stay alone at Montgomery’s home four nights a week.

The victim testified that he was molested by Montgomery several times until he was 13 years old.

Three other men in their late 30s testified for the State as motive witnesses.

Each recounted their own individual molestations by Montgomery which fell outside the chargeable statute of limitations of January 7, 1982.

One testified that as a nine-year old boy in the late 1970s, he began doing odd jobs for Montgomery for pay.

He testified that he was sodomized hundreds of times at Montgomery’s home and at least once in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and was photographed nude.

The next witness testified that Montgomery lured him with a pair of skates on his 13th birthday and molested him on multiple occasions, including in Montgomery’s vehicle.

The last motive witness testified that he first encountered Montgomery when he and his sister were waiting on the school bus. The witness testified that he was eight years old and that Montgomery asked to take his picture. The witness finally testified that Montgomery befriended his mother and would take him skating and abuse him afterward at Montgomery’s home.

In addition, the State produced testimony that a search of Montgomery’s home in September 2006 yielded hundreds of pictures of unidentified boys between the approximate ages of 6 and 13, love letters to children, and a missing computer processing unit.

On cross-examination, the defendant admitted to skinny-dipping with young boys, sleeping in the bed with young boys, and giving gifts to young boys. The defendant claimed that his computer had recently quit working and that he drove to Huntsville and threw it in a dump.

“No matter how cold the case may be, my staff and I will pursue the apprehension and prosecution of criminal sex offenders,” said Attorney General King. “I am committed to the re-examination of cold cases that involve criminal sex offenses against children so that the victims in these cases may have some semblance of justice.”

Montgomery faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of not more than $10,000 for the class B felony offense.

Nathaniel Chambers – Fepeat Sex Offender – Habitual Criminal


Although required to by law, convicted child sex offender Nathaniel Chambers just cannot seem to remember to register with local police.

For the fourth time since his conviction 13 years ago, Chambers is charged with moving into a community and failing to notify the local police – something that is required to be done within three days per the Child Sex Offender Registration Act.

Chambers, 38, of Harvey was arrested by Downers Grove police June 30 in the area of Main and 63rd streets when he was spotted by an off-duty officer who recognized the convicted sex offender, according to Deputy Chief Jim Black.

At the time, his address was listed as 147 S. Lake St. But according to Harvey spokeswoman Sandra Alvarez, the address is not valid. In fact, Lake Street is not even a street within the city.

But authorities say that’s a moot point now, as Chambers remains held in the DuPage County on $150,000 bond.

Chambers was sentenced to three years in prison in 1997 for convictions in Will County of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child. According to the Illinois State Police’s online sex offender registry database, Chambers was 25 at the time of the crime and his victim 16.

He had been paroled for two years when he was first charged in Naperville for failure to register, according to DuPage County Circuit Court records.

While on conditional discharge for that crime, he committed the same offense less than a year later again in Naperville. That time, Chambers was sentenced to two years in prison.

His third conviction came last year in Kane County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Januari Smith. After serving a year in prison, Chambers was paroled in June, Smith said – just weeks before his arrest in Downers Grove.

Police say they do not know what Chambers was doing in the village at the time of his arrest.

“He failed to register in Harvey,” Black said. “He was out and about in DuPage County in Downers Grove and we were able to get charges on him based on that.”

Chambers is scheduled to appear in court today for arraignment on the new indictment.

Nathaniel Chambers – Fepeat Sex Offender – Habitual Criminal


Although required to by law, convicted child sex offender Nathaniel Chambers just cannot seem to remember to register with local police.

For the fourth time since his conviction 13 years ago, Chambers is charged with moving into a community and failing to notify the local police – something that is required to be done within three days per the Child Sex Offender Registration Act.

Chambers, 38, of Harvey was arrested by Downers Grove police June 30 in the area of Main and 63rd streets when he was spotted by an off-duty officer who recognized the convicted sex offender, according to Deputy Chief Jim Black.

At the time, his address was listed as 147 S. Lake St. But according to Harvey spokeswoman Sandra Alvarez, the address is not valid. In fact, Lake Street is not even a street within the city.

But authorities say that’s a moot point now, as Chambers remains held in the DuPage County on $150,000 bond.

Chambers was sentenced to three years in prison in 1997 for convictions in Will County of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child. According to the Illinois State Police’s online sex offender registry database, Chambers was 25 at the time of the crime and his victim 16.

He had been paroled for two years when he was first charged in Naperville for failure to register, according to DuPage County Circuit Court records.

While on conditional discharge for that crime, he committed the same offense less than a year later again in Naperville. That time, Chambers was sentenced to two years in prison.

His third conviction came last year in Kane County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Januari Smith. After serving a year in prison, Chambers was paroled in June, Smith said – just weeks before his arrest in Downers Grove.

Police say they do not know what Chambers was doing in the village at the time of his arrest.

“He failed to register in Harvey,” Black said. “He was out and about in DuPage County in Downers Grove and we were able to get charges on him based on that.”

Chambers is scheduled to appear in court today for arraignment on the new indictment.

Nathaniel Chambers – Fepeat Sex Offender – Habitual Criminal


Although required to by law, convicted child sex offender Nathaniel Chambers just cannot seem to remember to register with local police.

For the fourth time since his conviction 13 years ago, Chambers is charged with moving into a community and failing to notify the local police – something that is required to be done within three days per the Child Sex Offender Registration Act.

Chambers, 38, of Harvey was arrested by Downers Grove police June 30 in the area of Main and 63rd streets when he was spotted by an off-duty officer who recognized the convicted sex offender, according to Deputy Chief Jim Black.

At the time, his address was listed as 147 S. Lake St. But according to Harvey spokeswoman Sandra Alvarez, the address is not valid. In fact, Lake Street is not even a street within the city.

But authorities say that’s a moot point now, as Chambers remains held in the DuPage County on $150,000 bond.

Chambers was sentenced to three years in prison in 1997 for convictions in Will County of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child. According to the Illinois State Police’s online sex offender registry database, Chambers was 25 at the time of the crime and his victim 16.

He had been paroled for two years when he was first charged in Naperville for failure to register, according to DuPage County Circuit Court records.

While on conditional discharge for that crime, he committed the same offense less than a year later again in Naperville. That time, Chambers was sentenced to two years in prison.

His third conviction came last year in Kane County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Januari Smith. After serving a year in prison, Chambers was paroled in June, Smith said – just weeks before his arrest in Downers Grove.

Police say they do not know what Chambers was doing in the village at the time of his arrest.

“He failed to register in Harvey,” Black said. “He was out and about in DuPage County in Downers Grove and we were able to get charges on him based on that.”

Chambers is scheduled to appear in court today for arraignment on the new indictment.

Grant Anthony Friese – Repeat Sex Offender – RSO Poster Child for AWA

He’s a poster child for the need for this legislation

A man who preyed upon women at South Knoxville businesses for nearly a year had been listed as a child molester on public registries in two states but was excused from reporting as a sex offender in Tennessee.

Grant Anthony Friese, 28, had been convicted in South Carolina in 1995 of molesting a 6-year-old girl. Although he was 14 at the time of the conviction, South Carolina laws mandated that Friese be listed on the state’s sex offender registry.

When Friese moved to Georgia in 2004, law enforcement authorities listed him on the state’s publicly accessible sex offender registry.

But after Friese moved in December 2005 to Hamilton County, his status was not tracked.

Unlike Georgia and South Carolina, Tennessee does not require those convicted of sex offenses as a juvenile to report to local law enforcement authorities or be listed on the state’s sex offender registry.

“He’s a poster child for the need for this legislation,” said Kristin Helm, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, of Friese.

Helm said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation notified the TBI that Friese was moving to the Chattanooga area. The TBI then alerted the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office about Friese and sent a certified letter to Friese notifying him of legal requirements to register as a sex offender with the local law enforcement agency, Helm said.

On Feb. 8, 2006, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office determined that Friese was tried as a juvenile and state law did not mandate that he report as a sex offender.

“Because he was a juvenile when the offense occurred, he is not required to register,” Helm said.

The federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act signed into law in 2006 by President Bush encourages Tennessee and other states to adopt legislation similar to what Georgia and South Carolina already have. The act is named after the slain 6-year-old son of “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh.

“The portion of the Adam Walsh law that has not been passed in Tennessee is the juvenile portion,” Helm said. “We are going to wholeheartedly push to have this legislation introduced next session.”

The federal law provides for a 10 percent reduction in federal law enforcement funding to states that fail to comply with the law by July 2009. But the law also allows for two annual extensions if states can show significant movement toward meeting the federal mandates about including juveniles in public sex offender registries.

Two East Tennessee senators said they are solidly behind the legislation. Sens. Tim Burchett, R-Knoxville, and Jamie Woodson, R-Knoxville, said they welcome the TBI’s support for the legislation.

“Jamie and I have worked tirelessly on that, and I’m glad the TBI is behind it now,” Burchett said. “I’m glad to see it; it’s a long time coming.”

Woodson said she passed legislation to force state officials to alert school administrators when a juvenile convicted of a sex offense enrolls in a school. In the past, a convicted juvenile could transfer to another school and the criminal history didn’t follow him or her, she said.

“Obviously, dealing with a juvenile is very delicate, but we have to protect all children,” Woodson said.

Friese was able to move across the state without the hindrance of reporting to local law enforcement as a sex offender.

Because Friese was not required to regularly report with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement officers in Knoxville had no idea when he moved to South Knoxville.

In Knoxville, Friese searched coin-operated laundry businesses for victims in the early-morning hours after getting off work from a Chapman Highway McDonald’s, police said. From Nov. 9, 2006, to Aug. 20, 2007, Friese raped three women at knife point and tried to rape another woman, but she escaped his grasp and fled, according to court records.

Police were able to identify Friese as a suspect because a victim provided investigators with a description of his red Chevrolet Cavalier after the Aug. 20, 2007, attack. A Knoxville police investigator followed a hunch and checked to see if the rapist had run a traffic light equipped with a red-light camera.

Friese had made an improper right turn at a red light, and the police had a clear image of the Cavalier’s license plate to lead them to the registered owner of the car.

Friese pleaded guilty last month to four counts of rape and one charge of attempted rape. He was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment and won’t be eligible for parole until he has served 34 years.

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

Grant Anthony Friese – Repeat Sex Offender – RSO Poster Child for AWA

He’s a poster child for the need for this legislation

A man who preyed upon women at South Knoxville businesses for nearly a year had been listed as a child molester on public registries in two states but was excused from reporting as a sex offender in Tennessee.

Grant Anthony Friese, 28, had been convicted in South Carolina in 1995 of molesting a 6-year-old girl. Although he was 14 at the time of the conviction, South Carolina laws mandated that Friese be listed on the state’s sex offender registry.

When Friese moved to Georgia in 2004, law enforcement authorities listed him on the state’s publicly accessible sex offender registry.

But after Friese moved in December 2005 to Hamilton County, his status was not tracked.

Unlike Georgia and South Carolina, Tennessee does not require those convicted of sex offenses as a juvenile to report to local law enforcement authorities or be listed on the state’s sex offender registry.

“He’s a poster child for the need for this legislation,” said Kristin Helm, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, of Friese.

Helm said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation notified the TBI that Friese was moving to the Chattanooga area. The TBI then alerted the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office about Friese and sent a certified letter to Friese notifying him of legal requirements to register as a sex offender with the local law enforcement agency, Helm said.

On Feb. 8, 2006, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office determined that Friese was tried as a juvenile and state law did not mandate that he report as a sex offender.

“Because he was a juvenile when the offense occurred, he is not required to register,” Helm said.

The federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act signed into law in 2006 by President Bush encourages Tennessee and other states to adopt legislation similar to what Georgia and South Carolina already have. The act is named after the slain 6-year-old son of “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh.

“The portion of the Adam Walsh law that has not been passed in Tennessee is the juvenile portion,” Helm said. “We are going to wholeheartedly push to have this legislation introduced next session.”

The federal law provides for a 10 percent reduction in federal law enforcement funding to states that fail to comply with the law by July 2009. But the law also allows for two annual extensions if states can show significant movement toward meeting the federal mandates about including juveniles in public sex offender registries.

Two East Tennessee senators said they are solidly behind the legislation. Sens. Tim Burchett, R-Knoxville, and Jamie Woodson, R-Knoxville, said they welcome the TBI’s support for the legislation.

“Jamie and I have worked tirelessly on that, and I’m glad the TBI is behind it now,” Burchett said. “I’m glad to see it; it’s a long time coming.”

Woodson said she passed legislation to force state officials to alert school administrators when a juvenile convicted of a sex offense enrolls in a school. In the past, a convicted juvenile could transfer to another school and the criminal history didn’t follow him or her, she said.

“Obviously, dealing with a juvenile is very delicate, but we have to protect all children,” Woodson said.

Friese was able to move across the state without the hindrance of reporting to local law enforcement as a sex offender.

Because Friese was not required to regularly report with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement officers in Knoxville had no idea when he moved to South Knoxville.

In Knoxville, Friese searched coin-operated laundry businesses for victims in the early-morning hours after getting off work from a Chapman Highway McDonald’s, police said. From Nov. 9, 2006, to Aug. 20, 2007, Friese raped three women at knife point and tried to rape another woman, but she escaped his grasp and fled, according to court records.

Police were able to identify Friese as a suspect because a victim provided investigators with a description of his red Chevrolet Cavalier after the Aug. 20, 2007, attack. A Knoxville police investigator followed a hunch and checked to see if the rapist had run a traffic light equipped with a red-light camera.

Friese had made an improper right turn at a red light, and the police had a clear image of the Cavalier’s license plate to lead them to the registered owner of the car.

Friese pleaded guilty last month to four counts of rape and one charge of attempted rape. He was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment and won’t be eligible for parole until he has served 34 years.

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

Grant Anthony Friese – Repeat Sex Offender – RSO Poster Child for AWA

He’s a poster child for the need for this legislation

A man who preyed upon women at South Knoxville businesses for nearly a year had been listed as a child molester on public registries in two states but was excused from reporting as a sex offender in Tennessee.

Grant Anthony Friese, 28, had been convicted in South Carolina in 1995 of molesting a 6-year-old girl. Although he was 14 at the time of the conviction, South Carolina laws mandated that Friese be listed on the state’s sex offender registry.

When Friese moved to Georgia in 2004, law enforcement authorities listed him on the state’s publicly accessible sex offender registry.

But after Friese moved in December 2005 to Hamilton County, his status was not tracked.

Unlike Georgia and South Carolina, Tennessee does not require those convicted of sex offenses as a juvenile to report to local law enforcement authorities or be listed on the state’s sex offender registry.

“He’s a poster child for the need for this legislation,” said Kristin Helm, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, of Friese.

Helm said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation notified the TBI that Friese was moving to the Chattanooga area. The TBI then alerted the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office about Friese and sent a certified letter to Friese notifying him of legal requirements to register as a sex offender with the local law enforcement agency, Helm said.

On Feb. 8, 2006, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office determined that Friese was tried as a juvenile and state law did not mandate that he report as a sex offender.

“Because he was a juvenile when the offense occurred, he is not required to register,” Helm said.

The federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act signed into law in 2006 by President Bush encourages Tennessee and other states to adopt legislation similar to what Georgia and South Carolina already have. The act is named after the slain 6-year-old son of “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh.

“The portion of the Adam Walsh law that has not been passed in Tennessee is the juvenile portion,” Helm said. “We are going to wholeheartedly push to have this legislation introduced next session.”

The federal law provides for a 10 percent reduction in federal law enforcement funding to states that fail to comply with the law by July 2009. But the law also allows for two annual extensions if states can show significant movement toward meeting the federal mandates about including juveniles in public sex offender registries.

Two East Tennessee senators said they are solidly behind the legislation. Sens. Tim Burchett, R-Knoxville, and Jamie Woodson, R-Knoxville, said they welcome the TBI’s support for the legislation.

“Jamie and I have worked tirelessly on that, and I’m glad the TBI is behind it now,” Burchett said. “I’m glad to see it; it’s a long time coming.”

Woodson said she passed legislation to force state officials to alert school administrators when a juvenile convicted of a sex offense enrolls in a school. In the past, a convicted juvenile could transfer to another school and the criminal history didn’t follow him or her, she said.

“Obviously, dealing with a juvenile is very delicate, but we have to protect all children,” Woodson said.

Friese was able to move across the state without the hindrance of reporting to local law enforcement as a sex offender.

Because Friese was not required to regularly report with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement officers in Knoxville had no idea when he moved to South Knoxville.

In Knoxville, Friese searched coin-operated laundry businesses for victims in the early-morning hours after getting off work from a Chapman Highway McDonald’s, police said. From Nov. 9, 2006, to Aug. 20, 2007, Friese raped three women at knife point and tried to rape another woman, but she escaped his grasp and fled, according to court records.

Police were able to identify Friese as a suspect because a victim provided investigators with a description of his red Chevrolet Cavalier after the Aug. 20, 2007, attack. A Knoxville police investigator followed a hunch and checked to see if the rapist had run a traffic light equipped with a red-light camera.

Friese had made an improper right turn at a red light, and the police had a clear image of the Cavalier’s license plate to lead them to the registered owner of the car.

Friese pleaded guilty last month to four counts of rape and one charge of attempted rape. He was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment and won’t be eligible for parole until he has served 34 years.

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

Dennis Ferguson – Repeat Sex Offender – Arrest Warrant Issued

The Court of Appeal found Brisbane District Court Judge Hugh Botting had previously failed to consider a number of avenues open to the court that could help “defuse potential prejudice from pretrial publicity”.

CONVICTED pedophile Dennis Ferguson is enjoying freedom while it lasts, holding off on his option to voluntarily surrender to Queensland police.

A warrant was issued for Ferguson’s arrest yesterday after the Court of Appeal overturned a stay of proceedings against him.

Currently being monitored by Task Force Argos detectives at a secret location, Ferguson has until Tuesday to surrender to the warrant or face arrest.

The Court of Appeal found Brisbane District Court Judge Hugh Botting had previously failed to consider a number of avenues open to the court that could help “defuse potential prejudice from pretrial publicity”.

“In this case, the learned primary judge did not avert to the possibility that any adverse effect of pretrial publicity might be dissipated by an adjournment of the trial for a few months,” the judgment read.

“To fail to address this consideration was an error.”

Ferguson was sentenced to 14 years jail in 1988 for sexually abusing three children in a Brisbane hotel room.

He will now stand trial over allegations he sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl at her home in Dalby, west of Brisbane, in November 2005.

A Queensland Police spokesman said Ferguson hadn’t indicated to the detectives whether or not he would voluntarily surrender.

However the public would be made aware of any developments.

It is unknown when the trial will proceed.

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