Robert C. Welborn Jr. Repeat Sex Offender

An Evansville man convicted of child molesting in 1997 is facing new charges after allegedly filming himself engaging in a sexual act with a 17-year-old girl.

Robert C. Welborn Jr., 37, is being held at the Vanderburgh County Jail on two preliminary counts of child exploitation. Bond is set at $100,000.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case, Welborn’s live-in girlfriend discovered the tape of the sexual act and recognized Welborn and the 17-year-old girl. She reportedly turned it over to the girl’s father, who gave it to police.

Welborn was arrested as he was leaving his North Side home. Police say he was suicidal and told officers it was “because of the … videotape.”

Welborn is listed on the Vanderburgh County Sex Offender registry. According to that database, he was convicted in 1997 for molesting a 12-year-old child.

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

Robert C. Welborn Jr. Repeat Sex Offender

An Evansville man convicted of child molesting in 1997 is facing new charges after allegedly filming himself engaging in a sexual act with a 17-year-old girl.

Robert C. Welborn Jr., 37, is being held at the Vanderburgh County Jail on two preliminary counts of child exploitation. Bond is set at $100,000.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case, Welborn’s live-in girlfriend discovered the tape of the sexual act and recognized Welborn and the 17-year-old girl. She reportedly turned it over to the girl’s father, who gave it to police.

Welborn was arrested as he was leaving his North Side home. Police say he was suicidal and told officers it was “because of the … videotape.”

Welborn is listed on the Vanderburgh County Sex Offender registry. According to that database, he was convicted in 1997 for molesting a 12-year-old child.

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

Mark Kerner – Repeat Sex Offender PERVERTED Whining Pedophile


The first of two trials began Monday for a convicted sex offender accused of molesting two girls in Nashua several years ago.

Mark Kerner, 48, of 273 Pleasant St., Brockton, Mass., faces five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, alleging that he assaulted the girl – now 22 years old – on various occasions between 1992 and 2000 at her home in Nashua. Each count is punishable by up to 10 to 20 years in prison.

In a separate case, Kerner is scheduled to stand trial Sept. 22 on four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, alleging that he repeatedly molested another girl, now 16, on various occasions from 1997 to 2000, when she was 5 to 8 years old.

Kerner was jailed for a time after his arrest last year on charges stemming from both cases and then released after his bail was reduced, court records show.

Kerner has been registered as a sex offender since 2002, after he completed a nine-month jail sentence for a 2001 misdemeanor sexual assault conviction in Nashua, police said at the time of his arrest last year.

Kerner was arrested in 2000 on accusations that he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl, court records showed. A felony sexual assault charge was later dropped, and Kerner pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor sex assault charge. He was sentenced to nine months in jail.

Police said Kerner was registered as a sex offender with police in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, but his name does not appear on the publicly available lists in either state, according to the respective Web sites.

In the case being tried this week in Hillsborough County Superior Court, Assistant County Attorney Cassie Devine told jurors not to expect any forensic evidence reminiscent of the “CSI” television series.

“The crime of child sexual abuse is a crime of secrecy and a crime of opportunity. There is very rarely any physical evidence to present,” she said.

GROOMING

Devine told jurors that Kerner was a neighbor of the girl’s family at the time and befriended the girl while babysitting and occasionally living in the girl’s home, during times of conflict with his own wife.

“He made her feel special, while the rest of her family treated her like a dog,” Devine said.

Kerner’s lawyer, public defender John Newman, told jurors that the girl showed no sign of being fearful or abused by him at the time and argued it made no sense that she wouldn’t have reported the alleged abuse sooner.

“Mark Kerner is not guilty. He is being charged with crimes he did not commit,” Newman said, adding later, “She never said anything about being abused because she wasn’t . . . . It will make no sense that she was fine with Mark back then. It will make no sense that she didn’t say anything for seven or more years.”

Jurors began hearing testimony Monday afternoon and are expected to begin deliberations later this week.

In two of the alleged assaults, Devine said the girl felt someone touch her while she was sleeping but didn’t wake up to the point where she could see who it was. Another time soon after, she saw Kerner scurry out of her bedroom when she rolled over in bed and he realized she was still awake, Devine said.

Judge Diane Nicolosi ruled that the young woman would be allowed to testify about what she felt, saw and heard, but she would not allowed to testify about her belief that it was Kerner who touched her those two prior times.

Kerner denied assaulting either girl when questioned by detectives after his arrest last year, police said.

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

Mark Kerner – Repeat Sex Offender PERVERTED Whining Pedophile


The first of two trials began Monday for a convicted sex offender accused of molesting two girls in Nashua several years ago.

Mark Kerner, 48, of 273 Pleasant St., Brockton, Mass., faces five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, alleging that he assaulted the girl – now 22 years old – on various occasions between 1992 and 2000 at her home in Nashua. Each count is punishable by up to 10 to 20 years in prison.

In a separate case, Kerner is scheduled to stand trial Sept. 22 on four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, alleging that he repeatedly molested another girl, now 16, on various occasions from 1997 to 2000, when she was 5 to 8 years old.

Kerner was jailed for a time after his arrest last year on charges stemming from both cases and then released after his bail was reduced, court records show.

Kerner has been registered as a sex offender since 2002, after he completed a nine-month jail sentence for a 2001 misdemeanor sexual assault conviction in Nashua, police said at the time of his arrest last year.

Kerner was arrested in 2000 on accusations that he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl, court records showed. A felony sexual assault charge was later dropped, and Kerner pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor sex assault charge. He was sentenced to nine months in jail.

Police said Kerner was registered as a sex offender with police in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, but his name does not appear on the publicly available lists in either state, according to the respective Web sites.

In the case being tried this week in Hillsborough County Superior Court, Assistant County Attorney Cassie Devine told jurors not to expect any forensic evidence reminiscent of the “CSI” television series.

“The crime of child sexual abuse is a crime of secrecy and a crime of opportunity. There is very rarely any physical evidence to present,” she said.

GROOMING

Devine told jurors that Kerner was a neighbor of the girl’s family at the time and befriended the girl while babysitting and occasionally living in the girl’s home, during times of conflict with his own wife.

“He made her feel special, while the rest of her family treated her like a dog,” Devine said.

Kerner’s lawyer, public defender John Newman, told jurors that the girl showed no sign of being fearful or abused by him at the time and argued it made no sense that she wouldn’t have reported the alleged abuse sooner.

“Mark Kerner is not guilty. He is being charged with crimes he did not commit,” Newman said, adding later, “She never said anything about being abused because she wasn’t . . . . It will make no sense that she was fine with Mark back then. It will make no sense that she didn’t say anything for seven or more years.”

Jurors began hearing testimony Monday afternoon and are expected to begin deliberations later this week.

In two of the alleged assaults, Devine said the girl felt someone touch her while she was sleeping but didn’t wake up to the point where she could see who it was. Another time soon after, she saw Kerner scurry out of her bedroom when she rolled over in bed and he realized she was still awake, Devine said.

Judge Diane Nicolosi ruled that the young woman would be allowed to testify about what she felt, saw and heard, but she would not allowed to testify about her belief that it was Kerner who touched her those two prior times.

Kerner denied assaulting either girl when questioned by detectives after his arrest last year, police said.

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

Charles F. Mould – Repeat Sex Offender – Typical Pedophile

two of the boys involved had expressed
“great fear that Mr. Mould will come in the night
to get them because they told on him.”

A Pleasant Street man with two previous convictions for sex crimes is facing 37 felony charges — 26 of them punishable by life in prison if convicted — after police said he sexually abused three teenagers and two 11-year-old boys.

Charles F. Mould, 60, of Bennington, was charged with five felonies on Aug. 29 in Bennington District Court. At the time, Bennington County Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Christina Rainville said the state expected to file more charges but simply hadn’t had time based on the large numbers.

As of Sept. 3, Mould faces three charges of repeated aggravated sexual assault; 13 charges of sexual assault with no consent; five counts of aggravated sexual assault after a previous conviction for sexual assault; two counts of luring a child into sexual exploitation; five counts of aggravated sexual assault on a victim younger than 13; and nine counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

A misdemeanor charge of presenting indecent video material to a minor has been filed as well.

If convicted of all the charges against him, Mould would be facing 57 years in prison in mandatory minimum jail terms alone.

The new charges against Mould are all based on the same information used to file the five charges.

Bennington Police Detective Lawrence Cole said he, Bennington Police Chief Richard Gauthier and Vermont Department of Children and Families Investigator Kyle Hoover had met at different times last week with Mould, an 11-year-old boy, a 13-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man.

After the interviews, investigators determined Mould had committed multiple offenses against the three people with whom they spoke, a second 11-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy.

Mould was already listed on the Vermont Sex Offender Registry for a conviction of sexual assault on a child in 1991 and lewd and lascivious conduct in 2002. The registry lists Mould as “noncompliant” because he did not participate in sex offender treatment.

On Sept. 3, Christopher Montgomery, a lawyer with the Rutland firm of Abatiell Associates who has a contract to act as a public defender, asked to have the case reassigned to lawyers who handle serious felonies. Montgomery said the large number of serious offenses, punishable by life in prison, warranted the special defense attorney team.

Judge John Wesley, however, declined to grant Montgomery’s request to withdraw. While Wesley said Montgomery could ask Vermont Defender General Matthew Valerio to reassign the case, he asked Montgomery to “scrutinize quite carefully” that decision.

A weight of evidence hearing scheduled for Sept. 3, to determine whether Mould would continue to be held without bail, was rescheduled because of the uncertainty over Mould’s representation and the addition of more than 30 new charges on that date.

Montgomery told Wesley he would try to find out by Sept. 5 whether he would remain on the case.

Rainville asked that the weight of evidence hearing be scheduled as soon as possible. She told Wesley two of the boys involved had expressed “great fear that Mr. Mould will come in the night to get them because they told on him.”

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

Marcell Herriford – Repeat Sex Offender – Compulsive Scum

A repeat sex offender is back in jail after attempting to sexually assault an elderly woman.

According to police reports, 47-year-old Marcell Herriford knocked on the victim’s door, forced his way in and tried to sexually assault the 62-year-old female.

Police reports indicate the victim was able to identify Herriford, she says she recognized him because he had been living in a halfway house near her home.

According to police reports, when officers went to question Herriford, he admitted to the attack. Herriford was on the sex offender registry for the prior sexual assault of another 62-year-old woman.

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