Dale Lee Hitchings- Repeat Sex Offender Child Porn FREAK


Dale Lee Hitchings, who was indicted on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Following that, he will have a lifetime of supervised release.

Investigators went to search the home of Hitchings, 46, a registered sex offender, for evidence of Internet child pornography Aug. 9. They found him naked at his computer, according to a federal complaint.

In the apartment on South MacDill Avenue agents saw numerous toys and games for small children, the complaint says. It says that inside the freezer was a chocolate penis.

Authorities found more than 300 images of child pornography on the man’s computer, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Hitchings was indicted Tuesday on a federal charge of possessing and distributing child pornography.

At the time of the Aug. 9 search, Hitchings was on probation for failing to register as a sex offender, the federal complaint states. He was convicted of that charge in July. The complaint says Hitchings was convicted in 1988 of lewd and lascivious conduct toward a child under 16.

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

Dale Lee Hitchings- Repeat Sex Offender Child Porn FREAK


Dale Lee Hitchings, who was indicted on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Following that, he will have a lifetime of supervised release.

Investigators went to search the home of Hitchings, 46, a registered sex offender, for evidence of Internet child pornography Aug. 9. They found him naked at his computer, according to a federal complaint.

In the apartment on South MacDill Avenue agents saw numerous toys and games for small children, the complaint says. It says that inside the freezer was a chocolate penis.

Authorities found more than 300 images of child pornography on the man’s computer, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Hitchings was indicted Tuesday on a federal charge of possessing and distributing child pornography.

At the time of the Aug. 9 search, Hitchings was on probation for failing to register as a sex offender, the federal complaint states. He was convicted of that charge in July. The complaint says Hitchings was convicted in 1988 of lewd and lascivious conduct toward a child under 16.

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

Martin Monroe Kemmeries – Repeat Sex Offender – Shoppers BEWARE


A registered sex offender has been arrested for allegedly taking an obscene picture at a Morgan Hill store with an unsuspecting woman in the background, police said today.

Martin Monroe Kemmeries, 29, of Gilroy, still had a GPS sex-offender tracking device attached to his body when he accosted a female shopper at the TJ Maxx store at the Vineyard Town Center, said Morgan Hill police Cmdr. David Swing.

Kemmeries approached her in the women’s section of the store about 6 p.m. Tuesday and stood next to her, Swing said.

The woman felt uncomfortable that he was so close to her and turned around. She discovered that he was holding his genitals and appeared to be taking a picture of her and his genitals with his camera phone, police said.

The suspect fled as the woman notified store personnel.

American Medical Response paramedics who were in the area saw Kemmeries running and called police, Swing said. Officers set up a perimeter and were told by witnesses that the suspect was hiding in a 24-Hour Fitness gym.

He was arrested without incident.

Kemmeries has two prior felony convictions for exposing himself and was on parole for one of those violations, authorities said. His parole was revoked, and he was booked at Santa Clara County Jail on a felony of indecent exposure and a parole violation.

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

Martin Monroe Kemmeries – Repeat Sex Offender – Shoppers BEWARE


A registered sex offender has been arrested for allegedly taking an obscene picture at a Morgan Hill store with an unsuspecting woman in the background, police said today.

Martin Monroe Kemmeries, 29, of Gilroy, still had a GPS sex-offender tracking device attached to his body when he accosted a female shopper at the TJ Maxx store at the Vineyard Town Center, said Morgan Hill police Cmdr. David Swing.

Kemmeries approached her in the women’s section of the store about 6 p.m. Tuesday and stood next to her, Swing said.

The woman felt uncomfortable that he was so close to her and turned around. She discovered that he was holding his genitals and appeared to be taking a picture of her and his genitals with his camera phone, police said.

The suspect fled as the woman notified store personnel.

American Medical Response paramedics who were in the area saw Kemmeries running and called police, Swing said. Officers set up a perimeter and were told by witnesses that the suspect was hiding in a 24-Hour Fitness gym.

He was arrested without incident.

Kemmeries has two prior felony convictions for exposing himself and was on parole for one of those violations, authorities said. His parole was revoked, and he was booked at Santa Clara County Jail on a felony of indecent exposure and a parole violation.

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

Landen E. Garrison III – Repeat Sex Offender gets Life in Prison

Jasper County judge imposed a life sentence Friday on a repeat sex offender for sexually assaulting a boy three years ago, and assessed another defendant seven years in prison for molesting a 10-year-old girl.

Circuit Judge David Mouton sentenced Landen E. Garrison III, 55, to life in prison without parole for first-degree statutory sodomy at a hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court in Joplin. A Jasper County jury had convicted Garrison of the crime at a single-day trial in August.

Garrison, who most recently listed a Joplin address with the court, was living in Kendricktown on April 23, 2005, when he lured a 9-year-old boy from his yard in Carthage with a promise of candy. The boy’s testimony at trial was that Garrison had coaxed him down by the river beneath the railroad trestle north of High Street, where he sexually assaulted him.

Garrison was prosecuted as a persistent offender because of a prior conviction for a sex offense in the 1990s for which he had served time in prison.

He is still facing charges of failure to register as a sex offender and second-degree assault in Jasper County. A probable-cause affidavit alleges that in March he chased a woman in the 1100 block of East Hill Street in Joplin trying to hit her with an ax.

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

Landen E. Garrison III – Repeat Sex Offender gets Life in Prison

Jasper County judge imposed a life sentence Friday on a repeat sex offender for sexually assaulting a boy three years ago, and assessed another defendant seven years in prison for molesting a 10-year-old girl.

Circuit Judge David Mouton sentenced Landen E. Garrison III, 55, to life in prison without parole for first-degree statutory sodomy at a hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court in Joplin. A Jasper County jury had convicted Garrison of the crime at a single-day trial in August.

Garrison, who most recently listed a Joplin address with the court, was living in Kendricktown on April 23, 2005, when he lured a 9-year-old boy from his yard in Carthage with a promise of candy. The boy’s testimony at trial was that Garrison had coaxed him down by the river beneath the railroad trestle north of High Street, where he sexually assaulted him.

Garrison was prosecuted as a persistent offender because of a prior conviction for a sex offense in the 1990s for which he had served time in prison.

He is still facing charges of failure to register as a sex offender and second-degree assault in Jasper County. A probable-cause affidavit alleges that in March he chased a woman in the 1100 block of East Hill Street in Joplin trying to hit her with an ax.

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

Roger Scherner – Repeat Sex Offender – Victims span 3 generations

A 79-year-old California man who allegedly abused three generations of relatives was sentenced today to nearly 11 years in prison for molesting a young relative during a family vacation in Bellevue.

Roger Scherner was one of the first child-molestation suspects in the state whose case was handled under a new law that allows for past abuse allegations against a defendant to be admitted as evidence in a new case. In the past, a jury was not permitted to hear about an accused person’s past criminal convictions or accusations.

Scherner was charged with molesting only one girl but was accused of molestation by at least nine women, spanning three generations. During Scherner’s August trial, jurors heard from four women, three of them relatives, who said that Scherner had molested them as children.

The victim in the case resolved today was 7 when she was molested.

Scherner, of Carmel, Calif., was arrested and charged in 2003 after the girl, now 14, told her mother that Scherner molested her on a family vacation in Bellevue the previous year.

Scherner testified during the trial that he simply rebuffed the girl’s request to share his bed, then admitted on the stand to molesting another young relative, who is now 29. The jury convicted him on three counts of first-degree child molestation.

In February, just before his trial was originally set to begin, Scherner jumped bail and fled to Florida with cash, golf clubs, disguises and a gun, according to court documents. U.S. marshals found him a week later.

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

Roger Scherner – Repeat Sex Offender – Victims span 3 generations

A 79-year-old California man who allegedly abused three generations of relatives was sentenced today to nearly 11 years in prison for molesting a young relative during a family vacation in Bellevue.

Roger Scherner was one of the first child-molestation suspects in the state whose case was handled under a new law that allows for past abuse allegations against a defendant to be admitted as evidence in a new case. In the past, a jury was not permitted to hear about an accused person’s past criminal convictions or accusations.

Scherner was charged with molesting only one girl but was accused of molestation by at least nine women, spanning three generations. During Scherner’s August trial, jurors heard from four women, three of them relatives, who said that Scherner had molested them as children.

The victim in the case resolved today was 7 when she was molested.

Scherner, of Carmel, Calif., was arrested and charged in 2003 after the girl, now 14, told her mother that Scherner molested her on a family vacation in Bellevue the previous year.

Scherner testified during the trial that he simply rebuffed the girl’s request to share his bed, then admitted on the stand to molesting another young relative, who is now 29. The jury convicted him on three counts of first-degree child molestation.

In February, just before his trial was originally set to begin, Scherner jumped bail and fled to Florida with cash, golf clubs, disguises and a gun, according to court documents. U.S. marshals found him a week later.

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

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Sex Offender Law

The Ohio Supreme Court says changes to the state’s sex offender registration law made in 2003 can be applied to offenders convicted before that date.

A story from the AP says, the court’s 4-3 decision on Wednesday said applying the changes retroactively does not violate the Ohio or U.S. constitutions.

Andrew Ferguson had challenged a Cuyahoga County court’s decision to declare him a sexual predator under the 2003 law, which toughened reporting requirements for sex offenders.

Ferguson, who was convicted of rape and kidnapping in 1990, said the court’s decision unconstitutionally added penalties to his case tougher than those when he was convicted.

Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor, writing for the majority, says the law was meant to protect the public, not further punish an offender.

The court previously upheld the retroactive application of the state’s original 1996 sex offender registration law.

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