Walter Freeman – Repeat Sex Offender proves he shouldn’t be free less than an hour after release

A convicted sex offender who violated the terms of a probationary sentence less than an hour after he left the courtroom in July was sent to state prison today.


A convicted sex offender who violated the terms of a probationary sentence less than an hour after he left the courtroom in July was sent to state prison today.

Walter Freeman, 72, of Lent Street, City of Poughkeepsie, had been placed on probation July 15 after he admitted he had failed to notify police he had changed his address, as required by state law for most sex offenders.

Freeman acknowledged last month he had violated the terms of his probation by approaching two children in a bank in Poughkeepsie and offering to buy them ice cream.

The incident occurred about 40 minutes after Freeman had been placed on probation. Under the terms of his probation, Freeman was prohibited from having any contact with children.

Freeman was previously convicted of molesting an 11-year-old girl he didn’t know in 2006.

“You may have set the record for how quickly you violated probation,” Dutchess County Court Judge Gerald V. Hayes told Freeman during today’s court proceeding.

Hayes then sentenced Freeman to 1 1/2 to five years in state prison.

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

Walter Freeman – Repeat Sex Offender proves he shouldn’t be free less than an hour after release

A convicted sex offender who violated the terms of a probationary sentence less than an hour after he left the courtroom in July was sent to state prison today.


A convicted sex offender who violated the terms of a probationary sentence less than an hour after he left the courtroom in July was sent to state prison today.

Walter Freeman, 72, of Lent Street, City of Poughkeepsie, had been placed on probation July 15 after he admitted he had failed to notify police he had changed his address, as required by state law for most sex offenders.

Freeman acknowledged last month he had violated the terms of his probation by approaching two children in a bank in Poughkeepsie and offering to buy them ice cream.

The incident occurred about 40 minutes after Freeman had been placed on probation. Under the terms of his probation, Freeman was prohibited from having any contact with children.

Freeman was previously convicted of molesting an 11-year-old girl he didn’t know in 2006.

“You may have set the record for how quickly you violated probation,” Dutchess County Court Judge Gerald V. Hayes told Freeman during today’s court proceeding.

Hayes then sentenced Freeman to 1 1/2 to five years in state prison.

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

Stanhope Miller – Repeat Sex Offender – Convicted again after 30 years

Miller has a 1960 conviction for committing a sexual crime against a child, for which he was placed on probation.

In 1972, Miller was convicted in Santa Clara County of molesting the mother of the current victim and sent to state prison


An Aptos man convicted of molesting a family member more than 30 years ago was found guilty Friday of molesting his first victim’s child, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Judge Samuel Stevens found Stanhope Miller, 67, guilty of two counts of felony child molestation during a court trial, which means the judge, not a jury, ruled on the case. The abuse took place at Miller’s home over several years when the girl was 8-10, prosecutor Andrew Isaac said.

Miller was arrested at his workplace in Watsonville in July 2007 after an intensive Sheriff’s Office investigation led by detective Krissi Durant, according to the District Attorney’s Office. He has been in County Jail since.

Miller will be sentenced for the current case on Nov. 13. Stevens found that Miller is a habitual offender, which means he faces a sentence of up to 50 years to life in prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

In 1972, Miller was convicted in Santa Clara County of molesting the mother of the current victim and sent to state prison. He later had to register as a sex offender, Isaac said.

He also has a 1960 conviction for committing a sexual crime against a child, for which he was placed on probation.

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

Stanhope Miller – Repeat Sex Offender – Convicted again after 30 years

Miller has a 1960 conviction for committing a sexual crime against a child, for which he was placed on probation.

In 1972, Miller was convicted in Santa Clara County of molesting the mother of the current victim and sent to state prison


An Aptos man convicted of molesting a family member more than 30 years ago was found guilty Friday of molesting his first victim’s child, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Judge Samuel Stevens found Stanhope Miller, 67, guilty of two counts of felony child molestation during a court trial, which means the judge, not a jury, ruled on the case. The abuse took place at Miller’s home over several years when the girl was 8-10, prosecutor Andrew Isaac said.

Miller was arrested at his workplace in Watsonville in July 2007 after an intensive Sheriff’s Office investigation led by detective Krissi Durant, according to the District Attorney’s Office. He has been in County Jail since.

Miller will be sentenced for the current case on Nov. 13. Stevens found that Miller is a habitual offender, which means he faces a sentence of up to 50 years to life in prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

In 1972, Miller was convicted in Santa Clara County of molesting the mother of the current victim and sent to state prison. He later had to register as a sex offender, Isaac said.

He also has a 1960 conviction for committing a sexual crime against a child, for which he was placed on probation.

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

Couple charged in pedophile ring case

In state court, he faces 70 sex-related charges stemming from Jan. 1, 2004, including one allegation that he raped one of his children when she was as young as 1 year old.

A father of three faces state and federal charges in connection with an international pedophile ring, accused of sexually abusing his children, photographing them in lascivious positions and sharing those photos over the Internet.


Mark Hoffman

His wife now faces state charges including mistreatment and tampering with evidence, accused of trying to conceal the photos once she learned of them. She pleaded not guilty to the charges today in Multnomah County Circuit Court.


Katherine Dawn Hoffman

Two of the children, now ages 4 and 5, are in state foster care.

A federal grand jury earlier this year indicted Mark Hoffman on charges of sexual exploitation of children and possession of pornography. In U.S. District Court in Portland, he’s accused of trafficking via the Internet sexually explicit photos of his young children from January 2006 through Feb. 11, 2008.

In state court, he faces 70 sex-related charges stemming from Jan. 1, 2004, including one allegation that he raped one of his children when she was as young as 1 year old. He has pleaded not guilty.

Police say his wife, Katherine Dawn Hoffman, 33, learned of the abuse by 2005. In state court, she was indicted on charges of hindering prosecution, tampering with evidence, four counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment and second-degree encouraging child sex abuse.

Both are being held in the Multnomah County jail downtown.

Couple charged in pedophile ring case

In state court, he faces 70 sex-related charges stemming from Jan. 1, 2004, including one allegation that he raped one of his children when she was as young as 1 year old.

A father of three faces state and federal charges in connection with an international pedophile ring, accused of sexually abusing his children, photographing them in lascivious positions and sharing those photos over the Internet.


Mark Hoffman

His wife now faces state charges including mistreatment and tampering with evidence, accused of trying to conceal the photos once she learned of them. She pleaded not guilty to the charges today in Multnomah County Circuit Court.


Katherine Dawn Hoffman

Two of the children, now ages 4 and 5, are in state foster care.

A federal grand jury earlier this year indicted Mark Hoffman on charges of sexual exploitation of children and possession of pornography. In U.S. District Court in Portland, he’s accused of trafficking via the Internet sexually explicit photos of his young children from January 2006 through Feb. 11, 2008.

In state court, he faces 70 sex-related charges stemming from Jan. 1, 2004, including one allegation that he raped one of his children when she was as young as 1 year old. He has pleaded not guilty.

Police say his wife, Katherine Dawn Hoffman, 33, learned of the abuse by 2005. In state court, she was indicted on charges of hindering prosecution, tampering with evidence, four counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment and second-degree encouraging child sex abuse.

Both are being held in the Multnomah County jail downtown.