Virgil Odis Huskey – Abused 2 year old – took photos- then lost them in the mens room

A 34-year-old Silver Spring man indicted in June on a charge of producing child pornography pleaded guilty Friday to taking pictures of himself sexually abusing a 2-year-old girl, according to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.

Virgil Odis Huskey, who is in federal custody, faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years and a maximum 30 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29 in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said the case fell under Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from Internet exploitation and abuse and uses federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute those who exploit children online.

He said defendants prosecuted under the project face “substantial federal penalties … and sentences that wouldn’t be given in state court.”

Rosenstein also said defendants prosecuted in federal court are not eligible for parole.

According to his plea agreement, Huskey took photographs of a 2-year-old girl engaged in sexual activity on his cell phone camera and apparently left his phone in a men’s restroom at a store in Silver Spring. Someone found it Nov. 24, 2006, opened the flip part of the phone to determine its owner and saw an image on the display screen of an adult engaged in a sexual act with a child.

The citizen called Montgomery County Police who identified the phone as Huskey’s, the release said.

Five days later, police interviewed Huskey, who admitted the phone was his and that he had lost it. He told police that the child depicted in the images was 2 years old and that he had used the phone a few months prior to take seven photos of himself sexually abusing the child, according to the release.

As part of the plea agreement, Huskey will be required to register as a sex offender.

Efrain Rosa – GUILTY Child Porn and Blaming Victims


38-year-old Efrain Rosa of Fulton pleaded guilty to several child pornography charges in Federal Court today.

Rosa pleaded guilty to three counts of producing child porn, and one count of witness tampering.

A US Department of Justice news release says Rosa sexually abused four young boys and produces pornographic photographs of three of the children.

In addition to the abuse, Rosa admitted to concocting a false defense by passing the blame of the production of the pornographic pictures to a 12-year-old child.

Rosa will be sentenced on February 10th 2009. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison. He is being held without bail.

Efrain Rosa – GUILTY Child Porn and Blaming Victims


38-year-old Efrain Rosa of Fulton pleaded guilty to several child pornography charges in Federal Court today.

Rosa pleaded guilty to three counts of producing child porn, and one count of witness tampering.

A US Department of Justice news release says Rosa sexually abused four young boys and produces pornographic photographs of three of the children.

In addition to the abuse, Rosa admitted to concocting a false defense by passing the blame of the production of the pornographic pictures to a 12-year-old child.

Rosa will be sentenced on February 10th 2009. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison. He is being held without bail.

Sean Dennis Bendele – Repeat Sex Offender – Pedophile

Bendele was convicted in June of distributing images of children between the ages of 4 and 9 being sexually assaulted by adults.

Bendele used a Google file sharing program to distribute pornographic images of children, and even discussed sexually assaulting children online, authorities said.

Sean Dennis Bendele, a longtime Westland resident, has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for distributing child pornography and for being a convicted felon in possession of firearms.

Bendele, 45, was sentenced to 236 months in prison Thursday afternoon by the U.S. District Court in Detroit. Four months shy of 20 years, that sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit.

Bendele was convicted in June of distributing images of children between the ages of 4 and 9 being sexually assaulted by adults.

He was caught by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of an undercover investigation that stretched all the way to Sydney, Australia. There, another unidentified individual caught with illegal child pornography cooperated with authorities, helping them identify Bendele, who’d used an alias online, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Bendele used a Google file sharing program to distribute pornographic images of children, and even discussed sexually assaulting children online, authorities said.

He had already been convicted of a felony for a 1992 sexual assault in Westland, which meant it was illegal for him to own firearms.

But when his home was raided by the Detroit FBI in December 2007, hundreds of child pornography movies and images were found, as well as three rifles and a pistol.

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

Sean Dennis Bendele – Repeat Sex Offender – Pedophile

Bendele was convicted in June of distributing images of children between the ages of 4 and 9 being sexually assaulted by adults.

Bendele used a Google file sharing program to distribute pornographic images of children, and even discussed sexually assaulting children online, authorities said.

Sean Dennis Bendele, a longtime Westland resident, has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for distributing child pornography and for being a convicted felon in possession of firearms.

Bendele, 45, was sentenced to 236 months in prison Thursday afternoon by the U.S. District Court in Detroit. Four months shy of 20 years, that sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit.

Bendele was convicted in June of distributing images of children between the ages of 4 and 9 being sexually assaulted by adults.

He was caught by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of an undercover investigation that stretched all the way to Sydney, Australia. There, another unidentified individual caught with illegal child pornography cooperated with authorities, helping them identify Bendele, who’d used an alias online, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Bendele used a Google file sharing program to distribute pornographic images of children, and even discussed sexually assaulting children online, authorities said.

He had already been convicted of a felony for a 1992 sexual assault in Westland, which meant it was illegal for him to own firearms.

But when his home was raided by the Detroit FBI in December 2007, hundreds of child pornography movies and images were found, as well as three rifles and a pistol.

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

Wayne Muller – Repeat Sex Offender – Has record number of child porn


A convicted child molester is facing more than 40 felony charges after officials found a “record” number of child porn on his computer, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities seized what they are calling a “record number” of child porn videos and pictures from 44-year-old Wayne Muller’s computer.

In 1994, a jury convicted Muller of molesting an 11-year-old boy.

This week, deputies arrested Muller at his home in Woodstock after a month-long investigation.

Muller remains in jail without bond.

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

Wayne Muller – Repeat Sex Offender – Has record number of child porn


A convicted child molester is facing more than 40 felony charges after officials found a “record” number of child porn on his computer, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities seized what they are calling a “record number” of child porn videos and pictures from 44-year-old Wayne Muller’s computer.

In 1994, a jury convicted Muller of molesting an 11-year-old boy.

This week, deputies arrested Muller at his home in Woodstock after a month-long investigation.

Muller remains in jail without bond.

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

Diagnosing Pedophilia: Corrections

Issues for DSM-V:
Unintended Consequences of Small Changes:
The Case of Paraphilias


Although DSM-IV-TR includes many close judgment calls, it contains only one outright mistake: in criterion A of the paraphilia section. The unintended consequences following what we thought was a small wording change provide a cautionary tale for DSM-V. The mistake arose from the decision to add the following criterion to most disorders in DSM-IV: “the disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.” This was a reminder that the symptom criteria alone are insufficient to define mental disorder. In the paraphilia section, the new wording replaced DSM-III-R criterion B, which had set the significance threshold based on either acting on the urges or experiencing distress. Furthermore, criterion A was amended (by adding “behavior” along with “fantasies” and “urges”) to emphasize that it is behavior that most typically brings individuals to clinical attention.

The reworded definition resulted in two unanticipated problems. First, conservative religious groups mistakenly worried that the change meant DSM-IV did not recognize pedophilia as a mental disorder unless it caused distress. To eliminate this misinterpretation, the original DSM-III-R criterion B was reinstated in DSM-IV-TR for those paraphilias involving nonconsenting victims (i.e., pedophilia, voyeurism, exhibitionism, frotteurism, and sexual sadism).

The minor adjustment in criterion A caused more serious problems. The addition of “or behaviors” led some forensic evaluators to conclude that sexual offenders might qualify as having a mental disorder based only on their having committed sexual offenses (e.g., rape). In many states with sexually violent predator statutes, the diagnosis of mental disorder is necessary to trigger indefinite civil psychiatric commitment for sexually violent offenders after their prison terms are completed. The constitutionality of these statutes hinges on the requirement that the sexual offenses are caused by a “mental abnormality.” Although the mental abnormality mentioned in the statutes is defined by state legislature and is not equivalent to any DSM disorder, the courts have acknowledged the importance of DSM diagnoses in the determination of whether the statutorily defined mental health criteria are satisfied. The revised criterion A wording has sometimes been used to justify making a paraphilia diagnosis based solely on a history of repeated acts of sexual violence, which is then argued as satisfying the statutory mandate for the presence of a “mental abnormality”. This certainly was never our intent in DSM-IV. Defining paraphilia based on acts alone blurs the distinction between mental disorder and ordinary criminality. Decisions regarding possible lifelong psychiatric commitment should not be made based on a misreading of a poorly worded DSM-IV criterion item.

We regret the confusion caused and have two recommendations: 1) although the contentious issue of sexually violent predator commitment cannot be resolved by a simple DSM wording change, we feel it is important to set the record straight and restore criterion A to its DSM-III-R wording (i.e., remove the phrase “or behaviors”) in DSM-V (if not sooner); 2) tinkering with criteria wording should be done only with great care and when the advantages clearly outweigh the risks, both because of the potentially unforeseen consequences of rewording criteria and because of the disruptive nature of all changes.

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Diagnosing Pedophilia: Corrections

Issues for DSM-V:
Unintended Consequences of Small Changes:
The Case of Paraphilias


Although DSM-IV-TR includes many close judgment calls, it contains only one outright mistake: in criterion A of the paraphilia section. The unintended consequences following what we thought was a small wording change provide a cautionary tale for DSM-V. The mistake arose from the decision to add the following criterion to most disorders in DSM-IV: “the disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.” This was a reminder that the symptom criteria alone are insufficient to define mental disorder. In the paraphilia section, the new wording replaced DSM-III-R criterion B, which had set the significance threshold based on either acting on the urges or experiencing distress. Furthermore, criterion A was amended (by adding “behavior” along with “fantasies” and “urges”) to emphasize that it is behavior that most typically brings individuals to clinical attention.

The reworded definition resulted in two unanticipated problems. First, conservative religious groups mistakenly worried that the change meant DSM-IV did not recognize pedophilia as a mental disorder unless it caused distress. To eliminate this misinterpretation, the original DSM-III-R criterion B was reinstated in DSM-IV-TR for those paraphilias involving nonconsenting victims (i.e., pedophilia, voyeurism, exhibitionism, frotteurism, and sexual sadism).

The minor adjustment in criterion A caused more serious problems. The addition of “or behaviors” led some forensic evaluators to conclude that sexual offenders might qualify as having a mental disorder based only on their having committed sexual offenses (e.g., rape). In many states with sexually violent predator statutes, the diagnosis of mental disorder is necessary to trigger indefinite civil psychiatric commitment for sexually violent offenders after their prison terms are completed. The constitutionality of these statutes hinges on the requirement that the sexual offenses are caused by a “mental abnormality.” Although the mental abnormality mentioned in the statutes is defined by state legislature and is not equivalent to any DSM disorder, the courts have acknowledged the importance of DSM diagnoses in the determination of whether the statutorily defined mental health criteria are satisfied. The revised criterion A wording has sometimes been used to justify making a paraphilia diagnosis based solely on a history of repeated acts of sexual violence, which is then argued as satisfying the statutory mandate for the presence of a “mental abnormality”. This certainly was never our intent in DSM-IV. Defining paraphilia based on acts alone blurs the distinction between mental disorder and ordinary criminality. Decisions regarding possible lifelong psychiatric commitment should not be made based on a misreading of a poorly worded DSM-IV criterion item.

We regret the confusion caused and have two recommendations: 1) although the contentious issue of sexually violent predator commitment cannot be resolved by a simple DSM wording change, we feel it is important to set the record straight and restore criterion A to its DSM-III-R wording (i.e., remove the phrase “or behaviors”) in DSM-V (if not sooner); 2) tinkering with criteria wording should be done only with great care and when the advantages clearly outweigh the risks, both because of the potentially unforeseen consequences of rewording criteria and because of the disruptive nature of all changes.

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Jeffrey Brisson – Baby Raper – Faces 100 new charges


Police said they have identified more underage victims of sexual abuse by a 30-year-old man already charged with sexually assaulting several children.

Jeffrey Brisson, who lived at an apartment on Washington Street, faces more than 100 new counts of sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

Investigators identified new victims after combing through computer-related evidence seized from Brisson’s apartment in January. Police continue investigating the identities of more potential victims and said they expect to file additional charges.

Brisson and his roommate, Harold Spurling, were arrested in January during a raid of their apartment that was prompted by a tip and evidence that the suspects had sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy, police said.

They were charged with multiple counts of first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor, as well as tampering with evidence and interfering with a search warrant. It was unclear Tuesday whether Spurling would face additional charges.

Officers arrived at their apartment with a search warrant in time to stop the men from encrypting the child pornography on their computer, police have said. They also found a 3-month-old girl in the apartment and a video of one of the suspects sexually assaulting her, police said.

The girl is the daughter of an acquaintance of the suspects. She was taken to a hospital for a medical exam and then released to her mother, police said.

Anyone with information regarding Brisson or Spurling is asked to call New Britain police at 860-826-3065.

Published in: on October 10, 2008 at 3:34 pm  Leave a Comment