Concetta handed over children to Worman to sexually abuse

Concetta handed over children from her baby-sitting service to her former live-in boyfriend so he could sexually abuse


Prosecutors said several of the dozen children who were molested and raped were infants, one just 3 months old. More than 1 million images were found on Worman’s computer, including thousands of videos that Worman produced of himself raping children, prosecutors said.

A woman who prosecutors say handed over children from her baby-sitting service to her former live-in boyfriend so he could sexually abuse them pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to producing child pornography.

Concetta Jackson, 45, who ran a baby-sitting service out of her home in suburban Collingdale, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of manufacturing child pornography. The charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison; she had been initially charged with some 30 similar counts.

Speaking barely above a whisper, Jackson said little in court other than replying to Judge Lawrence F. Stengel’s questions with “Yes, sir,” or “No, sir.”

Her former boyfriend, John Jackey Worman, 39, of Colwyn, has been charged in a federal indictment with more than 50 counts of producing and possessing child pornography.

Prosecutors said several of the dozen children who were molested and raped were infants, one just 3 months old. More than 1 million images were found on Worman’s computer, including thousands of videos that Worman produced of himself raping children, prosecutors said.

Police said Worman had installed a video camera in Jackson’s bathroom wall that allowed him, between 2003 and 2005, to videotape children as they used the toilet, undressed and showered. Jackson allowed Worman to videotape the children in exchange for rent, according to court documents.

Jackson also turned over supervision of infant girls in her care to Worman, and knew he was taking them to another room to sexually abuse them and document the abuse in photographs and videos, prosecutors said.

Dorothy Prawdzik, 43, of Drexel Hill, also has been charged in the federal indictment with helping Worman produce the child sex videos. Prawdzik, who prosecutors say was another one-time girlfriend of Worman, undressed the children and posed them in front of the cameras, authorities said.

Stengel also ordered Jackson to continue with psychological counseling, register as a sex offender and have no contact with her four children, ages 15 to 19, or any victims or witnesses in the case until after the trial of Worman and Prawdzik.

Prosecutors will seek a sentence of more than 20 years when Jackson is sentenced in December, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Rotella said.

Public defender Mark Wilson said his client was also a victim of Worman, who was hired to do construction work at Jackson’s home and moved in not long afterward. Wilson described Jackson as a single mother with a 10th-grade education, divorced amid physical abuse allegations and living on disability assistance after being injured at her convenience store job.

“He saw that, and he took advantage of that vulnerability,” Wilson said. “She’s not a predator and she’s not a pedophile.”

Rotella declined to comment on Wilson’s characterization, citing Worman’s and Prawdzik’s upcoming trials, but said after the hearing that she was pleased with Jackson’s guilty plea.

Jury selection for the pair is slated to begin Thursday. Worman has been in custody since February 2006 and is being held in the Delaware County jail in lieu of $4 million bail.

Concetta handed over children to Worman to sexually abuse

Concetta handed over children from her baby-sitting service to her former live-in boyfriend so he could sexually abuse


Prosecutors said several of the dozen children who were molested and raped were infants, one just 3 months old. More than 1 million images were found on Worman’s computer, including thousands of videos that Worman produced of himself raping children, prosecutors said.

A woman who prosecutors say handed over children from her baby-sitting service to her former live-in boyfriend so he could sexually abuse them pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to producing child pornography.

Concetta Jackson, 45, who ran a baby-sitting service out of her home in suburban Collingdale, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of manufacturing child pornography. The charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison; she had been initially charged with some 30 similar counts.

Speaking barely above a whisper, Jackson said little in court other than replying to Judge Lawrence F. Stengel’s questions with “Yes, sir,” or “No, sir.”

Her former boyfriend, John Jackey Worman, 39, of Colwyn, has been charged in a federal indictment with more than 50 counts of producing and possessing child pornography.

Prosecutors said several of the dozen children who were molested and raped were infants, one just 3 months old. More than 1 million images were found on Worman’s computer, including thousands of videos that Worman produced of himself raping children, prosecutors said.

Police said Worman had installed a video camera in Jackson’s bathroom wall that allowed him, between 2003 and 2005, to videotape children as they used the toilet, undressed and showered. Jackson allowed Worman to videotape the children in exchange for rent, according to court documents.

Jackson also turned over supervision of infant girls in her care to Worman, and knew he was taking them to another room to sexually abuse them and document the abuse in photographs and videos, prosecutors said.

Dorothy Prawdzik, 43, of Drexel Hill, also has been charged in the federal indictment with helping Worman produce the child sex videos. Prawdzik, who prosecutors say was another one-time girlfriend of Worman, undressed the children and posed them in front of the cameras, authorities said.

Stengel also ordered Jackson to continue with psychological counseling, register as a sex offender and have no contact with her four children, ages 15 to 19, or any victims or witnesses in the case until after the trial of Worman and Prawdzik.

Prosecutors will seek a sentence of more than 20 years when Jackson is sentenced in December, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Rotella said.

Public defender Mark Wilson said his client was also a victim of Worman, who was hired to do construction work at Jackson’s home and moved in not long afterward. Wilson described Jackson as a single mother with a 10th-grade education, divorced amid physical abuse allegations and living on disability assistance after being injured at her convenience store job.

“He saw that, and he took advantage of that vulnerability,” Wilson said. “She’s not a predator and she’s not a pedophile.”

Rotella declined to comment on Wilson’s characterization, citing Worman’s and Prawdzik’s upcoming trials, but said after the hearing that she was pleased with Jackson’s guilty plea.

Jury selection for the pair is slated to begin Thursday. Worman has been in custody since February 2006 and is being held in the Delaware County jail in lieu of $4 million bail.

Concetta handed over children to Worman to sexually abuse

Concetta handed over children from her baby-sitting service to her former live-in boyfriend so he could sexually abuse


Prosecutors said several of the dozen children who were molested and raped were infants, one just 3 months old. More than 1 million images were found on Worman’s computer, including thousands of videos that Worman produced of himself raping children, prosecutors said.

A woman who prosecutors say handed over children from her baby-sitting service to her former live-in boyfriend so he could sexually abuse them pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to producing child pornography.

Concetta Jackson, 45, who ran a baby-sitting service out of her home in suburban Collingdale, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of manufacturing child pornography. The charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison; she had been initially charged with some 30 similar counts.

Speaking barely above a whisper, Jackson said little in court other than replying to Judge Lawrence F. Stengel’s questions with “Yes, sir,” or “No, sir.”

Her former boyfriend, John Jackey Worman, 39, of Colwyn, has been charged in a federal indictment with more than 50 counts of producing and possessing child pornography.

Prosecutors said several of the dozen children who were molested and raped were infants, one just 3 months old. More than 1 million images were found on Worman’s computer, including thousands of videos that Worman produced of himself raping children, prosecutors said.

Police said Worman had installed a video camera in Jackson’s bathroom wall that allowed him, between 2003 and 2005, to videotape children as they used the toilet, undressed and showered. Jackson allowed Worman to videotape the children in exchange for rent, according to court documents.

Jackson also turned over supervision of infant girls in her care to Worman, and knew he was taking them to another room to sexually abuse them and document the abuse in photographs and videos, prosecutors said.

Dorothy Prawdzik, 43, of Drexel Hill, also has been charged in the federal indictment with helping Worman produce the child sex videos. Prawdzik, who prosecutors say was another one-time girlfriend of Worman, undressed the children and posed them in front of the cameras, authorities said.

Stengel also ordered Jackson to continue with psychological counseling, register as a sex offender and have no contact with her four children, ages 15 to 19, or any victims or witnesses in the case until after the trial of Worman and Prawdzik.

Prosecutors will seek a sentence of more than 20 years when Jackson is sentenced in December, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Rotella said.

Public defender Mark Wilson said his client was also a victim of Worman, who was hired to do construction work at Jackson’s home and moved in not long afterward. Wilson described Jackson as a single mother with a 10th-grade education, divorced amid physical abuse allegations and living on disability assistance after being injured at her convenience store job.

“He saw that, and he took advantage of that vulnerability,” Wilson said. “She’s not a predator and she’s not a pedophile.”

Rotella declined to comment on Wilson’s characterization, citing Worman’s and Prawdzik’s upcoming trials, but said after the hearing that she was pleased with Jackson’s guilty plea.

Jury selection for the pair is slated to begin Thursday. Worman has been in custody since February 2006 and is being held in the Delaware County jail in lieu of $4 million bail.

Ryan Hanford Thorn – Repeat Sex Offender Stalked girls on MySpace


A Lansing man is facing sexual assault charges, and police believe the victim list may tally more than 20 statewide, with at least seven coming from Carson City Crystal High School.

“It was on a MySpace page. Just some girls were talking on the Internet and some guy got into it,” said Toni McCowen, a student at the school.

Students say there has been a crackdown on their computer access in school.

“We were trying to get into it ’cause we had a few extra minutes, and she just said that there were pedophiles trying to talk to younger girls, trying to get them to skip and stuff,” adds fellow classmate Tabetha Shinabarger.

This all dates back to October 2007 when a teacher picked up on sexually explicit Internet chat and tipped off police.

Now, Carson City Police Chief Jeff Hilliker says Ryan Hanford Thorn – a man with many aliases and a registered sex offender in California and Michigan – is locked up behind bars. He has been charged in Montcalm County with first-degree criminal sexual conduct – taking sexually explicit pictures and posting them online.

Thorn’s motive, Carson City Police Chief Jeff Hilliker says, is that he claims to be a Navy Seal, talks to teen girls online and tries to set up a meeting.

“He, at a drop of a dime, would go wherever, if he could get someone to meet with him,” Chief Hilliker told 24 Hour News 8.

The chief said authorities learned more of Thorn’s obsession when they searched his home. Documents and pictures led investigators to believe Thorn has made some type of contact with more than 20 girls across the state, including in Carson City, Belding, Battle Creek, Monroe and Ithaca.

There are possibly seven cases in Carson City – one dealing with accusations of sex, pictures and posting them on the Web.

The chief says they couldn’t identify some of the girls in the photos they found.

If you have any information about these cases you are asked to call the Carson City Police Department at (989) 584-3515 Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit: 1-877-5CYBER3 (529-2373).

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

Ryan Hanford Thorn – Repeat Sex Offender Stalked girls on MySpace


A Lansing man is facing sexual assault charges, and police believe the victim list may tally more than 20 statewide, with at least seven coming from Carson City Crystal High School.

“It was on a MySpace page. Just some girls were talking on the Internet and some guy got into it,” said Toni McCowen, a student at the school.

Students say there has been a crackdown on their computer access in school.

“We were trying to get into it ’cause we had a few extra minutes, and she just said that there were pedophiles trying to talk to younger girls, trying to get them to skip and stuff,” adds fellow classmate Tabetha Shinabarger.

This all dates back to October 2007 when a teacher picked up on sexually explicit Internet chat and tipped off police.

Now, Carson City Police Chief Jeff Hilliker says Ryan Hanford Thorn – a man with many aliases and a registered sex offender in California and Michigan – is locked up behind bars. He has been charged in Montcalm County with first-degree criminal sexual conduct – taking sexually explicit pictures and posting them online.

Thorn’s motive, Carson City Police Chief Jeff Hilliker says, is that he claims to be a Navy Seal, talks to teen girls online and tries to set up a meeting.

“He, at a drop of a dime, would go wherever, if he could get someone to meet with him,” Chief Hilliker told 24 Hour News 8.

The chief said authorities learned more of Thorn’s obsession when they searched his home. Documents and pictures led investigators to believe Thorn has made some type of contact with more than 20 girls across the state, including in Carson City, Belding, Battle Creek, Monroe and Ithaca.

There are possibly seven cases in Carson City – one dealing with accusations of sex, pictures and posting them on the Web.

The chief says they couldn’t identify some of the girls in the photos they found.

If you have any information about these cases you are asked to call the Carson City Police Department at (989) 584-3515 Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit: 1-877-5CYBER3 (529-2373).

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

Ryan Hanford Thorn – Repeat Sex Offender Stalked girls on MySpace


A Lansing man is facing sexual assault charges, and police believe the victim list may tally more than 20 statewide, with at least seven coming from Carson City Crystal High School.

“It was on a MySpace page. Just some girls were talking on the Internet and some guy got into it,” said Toni McCowen, a student at the school.

Students say there has been a crackdown on their computer access in school.

“We were trying to get into it ’cause we had a few extra minutes, and she just said that there were pedophiles trying to talk to younger girls, trying to get them to skip and stuff,” adds fellow classmate Tabetha Shinabarger.

This all dates back to October 2007 when a teacher picked up on sexually explicit Internet chat and tipped off police.

Now, Carson City Police Chief Jeff Hilliker says Ryan Hanford Thorn – a man with many aliases and a registered sex offender in California and Michigan – is locked up behind bars. He has been charged in Montcalm County with first-degree criminal sexual conduct – taking sexually explicit pictures and posting them online.

Thorn’s motive, Carson City Police Chief Jeff Hilliker says, is that he claims to be a Navy Seal, talks to teen girls online and tries to set up a meeting.

“He, at a drop of a dime, would go wherever, if he could get someone to meet with him,” Chief Hilliker told 24 Hour News 8.

The chief said authorities learned more of Thorn’s obsession when they searched his home. Documents and pictures led investigators to believe Thorn has made some type of contact with more than 20 girls across the state, including in Carson City, Belding, Battle Creek, Monroe and Ithaca.

There are possibly seven cases in Carson City – one dealing with accusations of sex, pictures and posting them on the Web.

The chief says they couldn’t identify some of the girls in the photos they found.

If you have any information about these cases you are asked to call the Carson City Police Department at (989) 584-3515 Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit: 1-877-5CYBER3 (529-2373).

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

Nathan Martinez – Pleads guilty to Nine counts – Nine Victims

The victims are boys and girls, ages of 3 to 11.

In court Wednesday, Nathan Martinez seemed to be at peace about his decision to accept a deal that will send him away for at least 20 years.

The 21-year-old Oak Harbor man answered “guilty” as Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock read a list of nine counts of child-sex crimes, one count for each victim. He was originally charged with 30 counts, but agreed to a plea bargain proposed by the prosecution.

Under the agreement, the prosecution and defense will both recommend that the judge give Martinez an indeterminate sentence of 20 years to life at the Oct. 24 sentencing hearing. The recommendation is the minimum under the standard sentencing range for the charges.

Outside the courtroom, Chief Criminal Prosecutor Colleen Kenimond and Martinez’s defense attorney, Darrin Hall of Coupeville, stressed that the agreement will save the victims from having to testify in court. The victims are boys and girls, ages of 3 to 11.

“Mr. Martinez didn’t want to put them through any more than they’ve already been through,” Hall said.

The police report on Martinez contrasts sharply with the man who appeared in court. Detective Teri Gardner’s report describes a tormented man who knew what he was doing was wrong and tried to stop, but just couldn’t. He even apologized to the children after assaulting them.

Yet in court, the handsome and soft-spoken man smiled and appeared at ease as a TV camera and all eyes focused on him. More than a dozen people came to the hearing to support him. Two pastors from Living Faith Christian Center, where Martinez volunteered with children and met the families of the victims, wanted permission from the judge to visit the young man in jail.

After the hearing, Hall described his client as affable, articulate and respectful.

“He’s a very religious man and I think that’s what he hopes will help him get through this,” the attorney said.

But above all, Hall pointed out that Martinez took responsibility for his actions, as devastating as they were. The police were unaware of the crimes until Martinez, along with families of the victims, came to the police station. He confessed in detail to sexually assaulting the children while he was babysitting them.

After he was charged, Martinez quickly agreed to the plea bargain and at least 20 years in prison.

Kenimore described Martinez as being compulsive. She was very troubled when Martinez contacted victims and their families over the phone and through letters — an accusation the defense challenges. She called a special hearing last month and convinced a judge to hold Martinez in jail without bail or phone privileges.

In court Wednesday, she was still concerned about allowing Martinez to use the phone.

“He has shown he cannot stop” contacting the children, she said.

Martinez pleaded guilty to one count of rape of a child in the first degree, seven counts of child molestation in the first degree and one count of attempted child molestation in the first degree. He pleaded guilty to the final count by way of an Alford’s plea, which means he doesn’t admit his guilt but concedes that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict him at trial.

The plea agreement included a two-page document outlining the factual basis for the plea. It states that all the crimes took place between June 1, 2007, and July 31, 2008. Except for the rape, all the crimes are described as Martinez “rubbing” a child’s body part.

Judge Hancock said he wants to ensure everyone has the right to be heard at the sentencing.

“Anyone who wishes to address the court will be welcome,” he said.

Nathan Martinez – Pleads guilty to Nine counts – Nine Victims

The victims are boys and girls, ages of 3 to 11.

In court Wednesday, Nathan Martinez seemed to be at peace about his decision to accept a deal that will send him away for at least 20 years.

The 21-year-old Oak Harbor man answered “guilty” as Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock read a list of nine counts of child-sex crimes, one count for each victim. He was originally charged with 30 counts, but agreed to a plea bargain proposed by the prosecution.

Under the agreement, the prosecution and defense will both recommend that the judge give Martinez an indeterminate sentence of 20 years to life at the Oct. 24 sentencing hearing. The recommendation is the minimum under the standard sentencing range for the charges.

Outside the courtroom, Chief Criminal Prosecutor Colleen Kenimond and Martinez’s defense attorney, Darrin Hall of Coupeville, stressed that the agreement will save the victims from having to testify in court. The victims are boys and girls, ages of 3 to 11.

“Mr. Martinez didn’t want to put them through any more than they’ve already been through,” Hall said.

The police report on Martinez contrasts sharply with the man who appeared in court. Detective Teri Gardner’s report describes a tormented man who knew what he was doing was wrong and tried to stop, but just couldn’t. He even apologized to the children after assaulting them.

Yet in court, the handsome and soft-spoken man smiled and appeared at ease as a TV camera and all eyes focused on him. More than a dozen people came to the hearing to support him. Two pastors from Living Faith Christian Center, where Martinez volunteered with children and met the families of the victims, wanted permission from the judge to visit the young man in jail.

After the hearing, Hall described his client as affable, articulate and respectful.

“He’s a very religious man and I think that’s what he hopes will help him get through this,” the attorney said.

But above all, Hall pointed out that Martinez took responsibility for his actions, as devastating as they were. The police were unaware of the crimes until Martinez, along with families of the victims, came to the police station. He confessed in detail to sexually assaulting the children while he was babysitting them.

After he was charged, Martinez quickly agreed to the plea bargain and at least 20 years in prison.

Kenimore described Martinez as being compulsive. She was very troubled when Martinez contacted victims and their families over the phone and through letters — an accusation the defense challenges. She called a special hearing last month and convinced a judge to hold Martinez in jail without bail or phone privileges.

In court Wednesday, she was still concerned about allowing Martinez to use the phone.

“He has shown he cannot stop” contacting the children, she said.

Martinez pleaded guilty to one count of rape of a child in the first degree, seven counts of child molestation in the first degree and one count of attempted child molestation in the first degree. He pleaded guilty to the final count by way of an Alford’s plea, which means he doesn’t admit his guilt but concedes that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict him at trial.

The plea agreement included a two-page document outlining the factual basis for the plea. It states that all the crimes took place between June 1, 2007, and July 31, 2008. Except for the rape, all the crimes are described as Martinez “rubbing” a child’s body part.

Judge Hancock said he wants to ensure everyone has the right to be heard at the sentencing.

“Anyone who wishes to address the court will be welcome,” he said.

WANTED – Ronald William Collins – sexually violent offender


Marion County authorities are seeking a sexually violent offender who was last thought to be in northeast Salem Aug. 26, officials said Wednesday.

Ronald William Collins, 62, was last known to be near Lancaster Drive and Center Street NE when he cut an electronic monitoring device off his ankle and stopped reporting to his probation deputy, Marion County sheriff’s spokeswoman Lt. Sheila Lorance said.

Collins was last known to be living in the Salem area and unemployed. He has a history of sexually abusing boys who are known to him, Lorance said.

Collins was convicted of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sex abuse in 1995.

The reported incidents happened in 1992, court records show. He was sentenced to serve 154 months — about 13 years — in prison.

Collins was released from prison in June and has been on a 24-hour monitoring device that uses GPS, Lorance said.

He was designated by the Oregon state parole board as a sexually violent sex offender, one of the few designated as such in the state, Lorance said.

Collins is white, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 168 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

His probation restrictions include not having any contact with children, not to frequent any places where there are children and not to use alcohol.

The public is asked not to make contact with him but to call authorities immediately, Lorance said.

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

WANTED – Ronald William Collins – sexually violent offender


Marion County authorities are seeking a sexually violent offender who was last thought to be in northeast Salem Aug. 26, officials said Wednesday.

Ronald William Collins, 62, was last known to be near Lancaster Drive and Center Street NE when he cut an electronic monitoring device off his ankle and stopped reporting to his probation deputy, Marion County sheriff’s spokeswoman Lt. Sheila Lorance said.

Collins was last known to be living in the Salem area and unemployed. He has a history of sexually abusing boys who are known to him, Lorance said.

Collins was convicted of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sex abuse in 1995.

The reported incidents happened in 1992, court records show. He was sentenced to serve 154 months — about 13 years — in prison.

Collins was released from prison in June and has been on a 24-hour monitoring device that uses GPS, Lorance said.

He was designated by the Oregon state parole board as a sexually violent sex offender, one of the few designated as such in the state, Lorance said.

Collins is white, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 168 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

His probation restrictions include not having any contact with children, not to frequent any places where there are children and not to use alcohol.

The public is asked not to make contact with him but to call authorities immediately, Lorance said.

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