Richard Daniel Vorreyer – Repeat Sex Offender – Molested Dozens of children

Vorreyer was convicted of child molestation in 1998 in Americus and received first offender status, which meant that for all practical purposes the conviction was removed from his record after he successfully served his probationary period

A 50-year-old Perry man was sentenced this afternoon to 25 years in prison without parole for child molestation, a Houston County prosecutor says.

Richard Daniel Vorreyer was sentenced immediately after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual battery for acts committed against two children, ages seven and nine, Houston County District Attorney Kelly Burke said.

Vorreyer confessed his actions to a local church and then on his own accord turned himself into Perry police on March 23. He confessed to the molestation of the two children and more than a dozen others dating back more than 30 years, the prosecutor said.

“It opened up a can of worms that was quite extensive,” Burke said in a telephone interview.

Vorreyer was tried on the most recent cases and the prosecutor said he was satisfied with the outcome, considering Vorreyer’s age and the length of the sentence.

Burke said elaborating on the molestations could possibly identify the children involved.

While Vorreyer’s “conscience got the better of him and caused him to come forward, his despicable acts toward children over his lifetime have forever damaged the psyche of many victims,” Burke said in a news release. “We hope that the victims get the counseling they need and that Mr. Vorreyer forever pays for his acts. I trust that 25 years in the state prison system will go a long way toward that debt being paid.”

Also, Vorreyer was convicted of child molestation in 1998 in Americus and received first offender status, which meant that for all practical purposes the conviction was removed from his record after he successfully served his probationary period, Burke said.

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

Richard Daniel Vorreyer – Repeat Sex Offender – Molested Dozens of children

Vorreyer was convicted of child molestation in 1998 in Americus and received first offender status, which meant that for all practical purposes the conviction was removed from his record after he successfully served his probationary period

A 50-year-old Perry man was sentenced this afternoon to 25 years in prison without parole for child molestation, a Houston County prosecutor says.

Richard Daniel Vorreyer was sentenced immediately after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual battery for acts committed against two children, ages seven and nine, Houston County District Attorney Kelly Burke said.

Vorreyer confessed his actions to a local church and then on his own accord turned himself into Perry police on March 23. He confessed to the molestation of the two children and more than a dozen others dating back more than 30 years, the prosecutor said.

“It opened up a can of worms that was quite extensive,” Burke said in a telephone interview.

Vorreyer was tried on the most recent cases and the prosecutor said he was satisfied with the outcome, considering Vorreyer’s age and the length of the sentence.

Burke said elaborating on the molestations could possibly identify the children involved.

While Vorreyer’s “conscience got the better of him and caused him to come forward, his despicable acts toward children over his lifetime have forever damaged the psyche of many victims,” Burke said in a news release. “We hope that the victims get the counseling they need and that Mr. Vorreyer forever pays for his acts. I trust that 25 years in the state prison system will go a long way toward that debt being paid.”

Also, Vorreyer was convicted of child molestation in 1998 in Americus and received first offender status, which meant that for all practical purposes the conviction was removed from his record after he successfully served his probationary period, Burke said.

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

David Albert Lemus – "Trim Trim" the Pedophile Clown


A man who dressed up as a clown and performed at dozens of birthday parties across Southern California will spend the next 12 years in prison for child molestation.

51 year old David Albert Lemus of Fontana performed as a clown named ‘Trim Trim” for more than a decade.

Lemus agreed to plead guilty to child molestation charges.

Lemus was arrested in 2005 after two girls between the ages of 12 and 14 told police he molested them at the National Orange Show fairgrounds in San Bernardino.

Lemus admitted to charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child and oral copulation by threat, both felonies according to police.

As part of the plea deal, Lemus agreed to a sentence of 12 years in prison, according to Deputy District Attorney Briye McCann.

Five additional felony molestation charges were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

Police say some of the sex acts occurred while Lemus was wearing his clown outfit.

Lemus will be formally sentenced October 2 in Fontana Superior Court.

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David Albert Lemus – "Trim Trim" the Pedophile Clown


A man who dressed up as a clown and performed at dozens of birthday parties across Southern California will spend the next 12 years in prison for child molestation.

51 year old David Albert Lemus of Fontana performed as a clown named ‘Trim Trim” for more than a decade.

Lemus agreed to plead guilty to child molestation charges.

Lemus was arrested in 2005 after two girls between the ages of 12 and 14 told police he molested them at the National Orange Show fairgrounds in San Bernardino.

Lemus admitted to charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child and oral copulation by threat, both felonies according to police.

As part of the plea deal, Lemus agreed to a sentence of 12 years in prison, according to Deputy District Attorney Briye McCann.

Five additional felony molestation charges were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

Police say some of the sex acts occurred while Lemus was wearing his clown outfit.

Lemus will be formally sentenced October 2 in Fontana Superior Court.

Published in: on September 14, 2008 at 4:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

Jimmy Warren Miller – Sick Twisted Pedophile

A Carlsbad man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to possession of child pornography and possession of a prohibited firearm, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Jimmy Warren Miller, 60, will be sentenced Dec. 1 by U.S. District Judge John A. Houston, said the prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alessandra P. Serano.

During a hearing Friday before U.S. Magistrate Louisa S. Porter, Miller admitted that he had a computer with more than 600 images of child pornography, including one that showed a 6-year-old girl bound to a metal bed frame with a cat licking her, Serano said.

According to court records, during an investigation by FBI agents, Miller was found to be a customer of a commercial child pornography Web site. He later responsed to an undercover FBI agent’s offer of a free trial membership to a child pornography Web site that said it showed no children over the age of 14, court records said.

A federal search warrant was executed in May at Miller’s residence on Ponto Drive in Carlsbad. FBI agents seized his computer and a sawed-off shotgun.

Serano said Miller faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, and a minimum penalty of five years’ supervised released.

“There is no (statutory) mandate that he go to prison,” Serano said. “The judge could conceivably give probation.”

Serano said she believed Miller was currently unemployed and collecting disability.

The case stems from a nationwide investigation by the FBI and assisted by the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.It was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a Department of Justice initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse

Roger M. Smith – 30 year sentence for doping little girls and sexually assaulting them – with the help of their mother

Smith, overcome by tears, had his attorney, William Jones, read Crabb a letter in which he apologized for what he’d done and begged for mercy for Wheaton.

“Because of what I did, I lost everything I loved and cared for,” the letter said. “My prison is within me in my head and heart.”

An Iowa County man was sentenced Friday in federal court to 30 years in prison in connection with having sex with twin 6-old year old girls while their mother photographed them.

Roger M. Smith, 37, of the town of Hollandale, later distributed some of the photos in Internet chat rooms. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to making and possessing child pornography.

In court on Friday, Smith was emotionally unable to read a prepared statement and handed it to his attorney William Jones who said Smith was sorry for causing co-defendant Carrie Wheaton, 30, of central Illinois, to lose her two girls and newborn son to child protection services.

Wheaton was pregnant when she pleaded guilty to similar charges in July, but it wasn’t made clear in court if Wheaton, who is to be sentenced on Sept. 23, has given birth.

Jones continued Smith’s statement saying Smith regretted not getting the help he needed for his problem and asked District Judge Barbara Crabb to impose the minimum sentence on Wheaton.

Jones asked Crabb for the 15-year minimum sentence saying federal guidelines contemplate worst conduct for the maximum punishment of 30 years then having sexual contact with sleeping girls. Jones also said Smith was cooperative with authorities and remorseful.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim O’Shea asked Crabb to impose 30 years saying the photos of Smith and the girls taken in November and February weren’t isolated incidents as Smith previously sought out young women with small children.

Wheaton was “vulnerable, pliable,” and with two small children, a person Smith could use “as sexual objects,” O’Shea told Crabb.

Crabb agreed that Smith deserved the 30-year statutory maximum penalty couple with lifetime probation for his crime.

“For most of us it’s the worst thing we can imagine,” she said.

Because the girls were drowsy or asleep while Smith had sexual contact with them, they “probably never knew what happened, due to the cough syrup (Wheaton gave them) but someday they will know,” she said.

Instead of being a guardian or protector of the girls’, Smith exploited them for his own desires, which might cause the girls to never trust authority figures, said Crabb.

After court, O’Shea declined to say if he would recommend the maximum sentence for Wheaton.

Smith’s home was searched after state authorities obtained a search warrant after Smith was investigated for exposing a child to sexual activity over the Internet.

During a Feb. 28 search, 23 images of the girls engaged in sexually explicit activity were found on a memory card recovered from Smith’s bedroom. A second memory card with an unspecified number of sexually explicit photos apparently taken on Feb. 2 also was recovered from Smith’s bedroom on Feb. 28. All the photos were taken at Wheaton’s Illinois home and then transported to Wisconsin, said O’Shea.

Roger M. Smith – 30 year sentence for doping little girls and sexually assaulting them – with the help of their mother

Smith, overcome by tears, had his attorney, William Jones, read Crabb a letter in which he apologized for what he’d done and begged for mercy for Wheaton.

“Because of what I did, I lost everything I loved and cared for,” the letter said. “My prison is within me in my head and heart.”

An Iowa County man was sentenced Friday in federal court to 30 years in prison in connection with having sex with twin 6-old year old girls while their mother photographed them.

Roger M. Smith, 37, of the town of Hollandale, later distributed some of the photos in Internet chat rooms. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to making and possessing child pornography.

In court on Friday, Smith was emotionally unable to read a prepared statement and handed it to his attorney William Jones who said Smith was sorry for causing co-defendant Carrie Wheaton, 30, of central Illinois, to lose her two girls and newborn son to child protection services.

Wheaton was pregnant when she pleaded guilty to similar charges in July, but it wasn’t made clear in court if Wheaton, who is to be sentenced on Sept. 23, has given birth.

Jones continued Smith’s statement saying Smith regretted not getting the help he needed for his problem and asked District Judge Barbara Crabb to impose the minimum sentence on Wheaton.

Jones asked Crabb for the 15-year minimum sentence saying federal guidelines contemplate worst conduct for the maximum punishment of 30 years then having sexual contact with sleeping girls. Jones also said Smith was cooperative with authorities and remorseful.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim O’Shea asked Crabb to impose 30 years saying the photos of Smith and the girls taken in November and February weren’t isolated incidents as Smith previously sought out young women with small children.

Wheaton was “vulnerable, pliable,” and with two small children, a person Smith could use “as sexual objects,” O’Shea told Crabb.

Crabb agreed that Smith deserved the 30-year statutory maximum penalty couple with lifetime probation for his crime.

“For most of us it’s the worst thing we can imagine,” she said.

Because the girls were drowsy or asleep while Smith had sexual contact with them, they “probably never knew what happened, due to the cough syrup (Wheaton gave them) but someday they will know,” she said.

Instead of being a guardian or protector of the girls’, Smith exploited them for his own desires, which might cause the girls to never trust authority figures, said Crabb.

After court, O’Shea declined to say if he would recommend the maximum sentence for Wheaton.

Smith’s home was searched after state authorities obtained a search warrant after Smith was investigated for exposing a child to sexual activity over the Internet.

During a Feb. 28 search, 23 images of the girls engaged in sexually explicit activity were found on a memory card recovered from Smith’s bedroom. A second memory card with an unspecified number of sexually explicit photos apparently taken on Feb. 2 also was recovered from Smith’s bedroom on Feb. 28. All the photos were taken at Wheaton’s Illinois home and then transported to Wisconsin, said O’Shea.

Roger M. Smith – 30 year sentence for doping little girls and sexually assaulting them – with the help of their mother

Smith, overcome by tears, had his attorney, William Jones, read Crabb a letter in which he apologized for what he’d done and begged for mercy for Wheaton.

“Because of what I did, I lost everything I loved and cared for,” the letter said. “My prison is within me in my head and heart.”

An Iowa County man was sentenced Friday in federal court to 30 years in prison in connection with having sex with twin 6-old year old girls while their mother photographed them.

Roger M. Smith, 37, of the town of Hollandale, later distributed some of the photos in Internet chat rooms. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to making and possessing child pornography.

In court on Friday, Smith was emotionally unable to read a prepared statement and handed it to his attorney William Jones who said Smith was sorry for causing co-defendant Carrie Wheaton, 30, of central Illinois, to lose her two girls and newborn son to child protection services.

Wheaton was pregnant when she pleaded guilty to similar charges in July, but it wasn’t made clear in court if Wheaton, who is to be sentenced on Sept. 23, has given birth.

Jones continued Smith’s statement saying Smith regretted not getting the help he needed for his problem and asked District Judge Barbara Crabb to impose the minimum sentence on Wheaton.

Jones asked Crabb for the 15-year minimum sentence saying federal guidelines contemplate worst conduct for the maximum punishment of 30 years then having sexual contact with sleeping girls. Jones also said Smith was cooperative with authorities and remorseful.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim O’Shea asked Crabb to impose 30 years saying the photos of Smith and the girls taken in November and February weren’t isolated incidents as Smith previously sought out young women with small children.

Wheaton was “vulnerable, pliable,” and with two small children, a person Smith could use “as sexual objects,” O’Shea told Crabb.

Crabb agreed that Smith deserved the 30-year statutory maximum penalty couple with lifetime probation for his crime.

“For most of us it’s the worst thing we can imagine,” she said.

Because the girls were drowsy or asleep while Smith had sexual contact with them, they “probably never knew what happened, due to the cough syrup (Wheaton gave them) but someday they will know,” she said.

Instead of being a guardian or protector of the girls’, Smith exploited them for his own desires, which might cause the girls to never trust authority figures, said Crabb.

After court, O’Shea declined to say if he would recommend the maximum sentence for Wheaton.

Smith’s home was searched after state authorities obtained a search warrant after Smith was investigated for exposing a child to sexual activity over the Internet.

During a Feb. 28 search, 23 images of the girls engaged in sexually explicit activity were found on a memory card recovered from Smith’s bedroom. A second memory card with an unspecified number of sexually explicit photos apparently taken on Feb. 2 also was recovered from Smith’s bedroom on Feb. 28. All the photos were taken at Wheaton’s Illinois home and then transported to Wisconsin, said O’Shea.

Ronald G. Preston – Repeat Sex Offender – Molested child in Wife’s Day Care Center

Previous Conviction:

AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT
Offender’s age at conviction: 38
Victim Age: 10

the girl disclosed to the Children’s Advocacy Center that she had been abused by Preston starting at age 5. Over the years, the alleged abuse escalated from kisses on the neck to attempts to have sexual intercourse


A convicted sex offender whose wife ran an in-home day care in Heyworth was charged Friday with sexually assaulting a child during the several years the child was left at the home for care.

Associate Judge Robert Freitag set bond at $1 million for Ronald G. Preston, 50, of the 200 block of East Main Street in Heyworth. That means he must post $100,000 to be released from custody on the sexual molestation charges.

Assistant State’s Attorney Suzanne Geller said the girl disclosed to the Children’s Advocacy Center that she had been abused by Preston starting at age 5. Over the years, the alleged abuse escalated from kisses on the neck to attempts to have sexual intercourse with the girl, according to a statement read by Geller.

The alleged victim, who is younger than 13 years old, has not been in the unlicensed, at-home day care for more than a year and came forward “after overhearing a conversation about telling someone you trust if someone else has hurt or inappropriately touched you,” Geller said.

Charges against Preston include two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and two counts of attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault.

Preston’s previous conviction in 1997 for molesting a child could make him eligible for life in prison if convicted on the recent charges, said Geller.

Preston has been registered as a sex offender on the Illinois State Police’s sex offender registry Web site.

The prosecutor told The Pantagraph that Heyworth police and the state’s attorney’s office will continue an investigation and that additional charges involving other victims are possible. Heyworth Police Chief Chris Lane said the initial complaint was received by an officer at his department.

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

Ronald G. Preston – Repeat Sex Offender – Molested child in Wife’s Day Care Center

Previous Conviction:

AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT
Offender’s age at conviction: 38
Victim Age: 10

the girl disclosed to the Children’s Advocacy Center that she had been abused by Preston starting at age 5. Over the years, the alleged abuse escalated from kisses on the neck to attempts to have sexual intercourse


A convicted sex offender whose wife ran an in-home day care in Heyworth was charged Friday with sexually assaulting a child during the several years the child was left at the home for care.

Associate Judge Robert Freitag set bond at $1 million for Ronald G. Preston, 50, of the 200 block of East Main Street in Heyworth. That means he must post $100,000 to be released from custody on the sexual molestation charges.

Assistant State’s Attorney Suzanne Geller said the girl disclosed to the Children’s Advocacy Center that she had been abused by Preston starting at age 5. Over the years, the alleged abuse escalated from kisses on the neck to attempts to have sexual intercourse with the girl, according to a statement read by Geller.

The alleged victim, who is younger than 13 years old, has not been in the unlicensed, at-home day care for more than a year and came forward “after overhearing a conversation about telling someone you trust if someone else has hurt or inappropriately touched you,” Geller said.

Charges against Preston include two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and two counts of attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault.

Preston’s previous conviction in 1997 for molesting a child could make him eligible for life in prison if convicted on the recent charges, said Geller.

Preston has been registered as a sex offender on the Illinois State Police’s sex offender registry Web site.

The prosecutor told The Pantagraph that Heyworth police and the state’s attorney’s office will continue an investigation and that additional charges involving other victims are possible. Heyworth Police Chief Chris Lane said the initial complaint was received by an officer at his department.

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