Fernando Soto – Repeat Sex Offender – "Come here kids, " he said


A registered sex offender is in jail after four children said he chased them from house to house inside their gated community and peered into the window of a home where they sought shelter, according to a police report released Tuesday.

Fernando Soto, 44, of Sanford faces one count each of aggravated stalking of a minor under 16 years of age, voyeurism and trespassing. Soto denied any wrongdoing.

The attack took place Sept. 5 inside Sanford’s The Preserve at Lake Monroe at about 3:45 p.m. The kids, all under the age of 10, had just gotten off the bus near Walnut Crest Run when they spotted a man standing by the mailboxes with his hand in his pocket, according to a police report.

The man chased after them, so they hid in the bushes, they told police. The stalker lost sight of them and returned to his home, so the children ran to one of their houses.

The man spotted them through his open door and followed them. He walked around the residence where the children hid and knocked on the door.

“Come here kids, ” the man said, the children told police.

The children ran to another one of their houses and barricaded the front door with a bookshelf and clothes hamper.

There, they used the phone to call for help, while their stalker peered into the house through the kitchen window, the report states.

All four children identified Soto as the attacker through separate photo lineups, according to the report. He was arrested Friday and was being held without bail Tuesday at Seminole County Jail.

Soto lives with his parents inside the gated community. He was registered as a sex offender because of a 1996 case in Baltimore, Md.

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

Fernando Soto – Repeat Sex Offender – "Come here kids, " he said


A registered sex offender is in jail after four children said he chased them from house to house inside their gated community and peered into the window of a home where they sought shelter, according to a police report released Tuesday.

Fernando Soto, 44, of Sanford faces one count each of aggravated stalking of a minor under 16 years of age, voyeurism and trespassing. Soto denied any wrongdoing.

The attack took place Sept. 5 inside Sanford’s The Preserve at Lake Monroe at about 3:45 p.m. The kids, all under the age of 10, had just gotten off the bus near Walnut Crest Run when they spotted a man standing by the mailboxes with his hand in his pocket, according to a police report.

The man chased after them, so they hid in the bushes, they told police. The stalker lost sight of them and returned to his home, so the children ran to one of their houses.

The man spotted them through his open door and followed them. He walked around the residence where the children hid and knocked on the door.

“Come here kids, ” the man said, the children told police.

The children ran to another one of their houses and barricaded the front door with a bookshelf and clothes hamper.

There, they used the phone to call for help, while their stalker peered into the house through the kitchen window, the report states.

All four children identified Soto as the attacker through separate photo lineups, according to the report. He was arrested Friday and was being held without bail Tuesday at Seminole County Jail.

Soto lives with his parents inside the gated community. He was registered as a sex offender because of a 1996 case in Baltimore, Md.

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

Burt Guathie – Repeat Sex Offender – Baby Raper

The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested 49 year old Burt Guathier on charges of attempted aggravated rape and aggravated rape on September 22 after the victims came forward and reported the incident.

The incidents apparently occurred on two different occasions at Gauthier’s home while the female victims were visiting, sometime between 1981 and 1983. The victims were between the ages of seven and ten years old at the time.

Gauthier is currently incarcerated in the Iberia Parish Correctional Center. His bond is set at $500,000.

Gauthier is currently registered as a sex offender on the Louisiana State Police Sex Offender Registry.

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

Robert Sicari – Boy Raper released from prison with GPS Monitoring

Child rapist Robert Sicari was let out of jail today with a GPS bracelet strapped to his ankle, sources tell the Herald.

Sicari, jailed for more than a decade, was expected to be set free without any electronic monitoring for 30 days while he searched for a place to live.

Sources tell the Herald he was ordered to be monitored the second he was set free today per order of the state Commissioner of Probation John J. O’Brien.

O’Brien’s order now means Sicari will be among the 642 sex offenders in the state under electronic watch.

Sicari, 28, raped a 10-year-old Cambridge boy in a parking garage in 1997, three weeks before his brother, Salvatore Sicari, helped Charles Jaynes kidnap, rape and murder the boy’s 10-year-old friend, Jeffrey Curley. Both boys were lured to their fates with a promise of a bicycle.

Michael Lynn Rosier – New Charges for Baby Raper


Three new sexual child abuse charges have been filed against a Piedmont man already awaiting sentencing in a similar case heard last week in Mineral County Circuit Court.

Michael Lynn Rosier, 43, was served an arrest warrant Monday by the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department.

Following a bond hearing, Rosier remained jailed Tuesday in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond.

The charges stemmed from alleged offenses that occurred in April 2007 involving three victims ages 9 to 11. The investigation was conducted by the Piedmont Police Department.

The arrest was made as a court-ordered, presentencing investigation was being conducted by the Department of Parole and Probation.

In the previous case, Rosier entered an Alford plea to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of second-degree sexual abuse.

The Alford plea is one in which the defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges that sufficient evidence exists that could result in a conviction.

Rosier is facing a prison sentence of 20 to 75 years in last week’s case heard in circuit court by Judge Andrew Frye.

Frye placed Rosier on house arrest pending sentencing. The house arrest incarceration was revoked Monday when Mineral County Magistrate Sue Roby set his bond at $75,000 as a result of the new charges — a bond of $25,000 for each victim.

Piedmont Police also conducted the first investigation that led to Rosier’s arrest in December. The victims in that case were girls ranging from ages 11 to 16.

Mineral County Prosecutor Lynn Nelson said Tuesday that one of the victims in the new charges was also involved in the previous case against Rosier.

All three victims involved in the new case against Rosier came forward to police after Rosier appeared in court last week, Nelson said.

Michael Lynn Rosier – New Charges for Baby Raper


Three new sexual child abuse charges have been filed against a Piedmont man already awaiting sentencing in a similar case heard last week in Mineral County Circuit Court.

Michael Lynn Rosier, 43, was served an arrest warrant Monday by the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department.

Following a bond hearing, Rosier remained jailed Tuesday in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond.

The charges stemmed from alleged offenses that occurred in April 2007 involving three victims ages 9 to 11. The investigation was conducted by the Piedmont Police Department.

The arrest was made as a court-ordered, presentencing investigation was being conducted by the Department of Parole and Probation.

In the previous case, Rosier entered an Alford plea to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of second-degree sexual abuse.

The Alford plea is one in which the defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges that sufficient evidence exists that could result in a conviction.

Rosier is facing a prison sentence of 20 to 75 years in last week’s case heard in circuit court by Judge Andrew Frye.

Frye placed Rosier on house arrest pending sentencing. The house arrest incarceration was revoked Monday when Mineral County Magistrate Sue Roby set his bond at $75,000 as a result of the new charges — a bond of $25,000 for each victim.

Piedmont Police also conducted the first investigation that led to Rosier’s arrest in December. The victims in that case were girls ranging from ages 11 to 16.

Mineral County Prosecutor Lynn Nelson said Tuesday that one of the victims in the new charges was also involved in the previous case against Rosier.

All three victims involved in the new case against Rosier came forward to police after Rosier appeared in court last week, Nelson said.