Billy Dewayne Anderson – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Rapist now attacking women

San Luis Obispo police arrest a man accused of breaking into an apartment and sexually assaulting two women.

The incident happened in the 1100 block of Leff Street in San Luis Obispo early Tuesday morning. Police said it’s possible the man was in the apartment for close to four hours.

San Luis Obispo Police Lieutenant Bill Proll said, “The whole city would have been scared had we not caught this guy today.”

What was going to be a quiet night turned into a nightmare for two women in a San Luis Obispo neighborhood. Early Tuesday morning, they heard noises in their apartment, but thought nothing of it. Then at 4:00 a.m., one of the women awoke to find a naked man standing over her. The man brutally attacked her and tried to force himself on her.

“He was probably inside, not the bedrooms but the living area of this apartment for three to four hours,” said Proll.

Once the attack happened, the woman screamed and her roommate came to her aid, but then the man attacked the roommate in the same manner. A struggle ensued and the girls locked themselves in different rooms.

One woman climbed out of a window and called the police. She told officers what happened and described the man as having a bushy reddish brown goatee. When officers arrived at the home, the man was gone, and so was a laptop computer and purse.

One neighbor Jared Kolar said, “Kind of scary.”

Police stormed the neighborhood and soon they found the stolen purse in a trash can at the train station. They also found their suspect sitting on a bench, now clean-shaven. Officers arrested 30-year-old Billy Anderson, a registered sex offender in Washington state.

Anderson’s crime in Washington, raping a child, leaving neighbors on edge.

An unnamed neighbor said, “Just the fact that having kids, and I know I’m not the only one in this neighborhood, is even worse.”

Anderson is being held in San Luis Obispo County Jail where he’s charged with sexual assault and burglary. Other charges for failure to register as a sex offender are pending. His bail is set at $1 million.

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

Billy Dewayne Anderson – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Rapist now attacking women

San Luis Obispo police arrest a man accused of breaking into an apartment and sexually assaulting two women.

The incident happened in the 1100 block of Leff Street in San Luis Obispo early Tuesday morning. Police said it’s possible the man was in the apartment for close to four hours.

San Luis Obispo Police Lieutenant Bill Proll said, “The whole city would have been scared had we not caught this guy today.”

What was going to be a quiet night turned into a nightmare for two women in a San Luis Obispo neighborhood. Early Tuesday morning, they heard noises in their apartment, but thought nothing of it. Then at 4:00 a.m., one of the women awoke to find a naked man standing over her. The man brutally attacked her and tried to force himself on her.

“He was probably inside, not the bedrooms but the living area of this apartment for three to four hours,” said Proll.

Once the attack happened, the woman screamed and her roommate came to her aid, but then the man attacked the roommate in the same manner. A struggle ensued and the girls locked themselves in different rooms.

One woman climbed out of a window and called the police. She told officers what happened and described the man as having a bushy reddish brown goatee. When officers arrived at the home, the man was gone, and so was a laptop computer and purse.

One neighbor Jared Kolar said, “Kind of scary.”

Police stormed the neighborhood and soon they found the stolen purse in a trash can at the train station. They also found their suspect sitting on a bench, now clean-shaven. Officers arrested 30-year-old Billy Anderson, a registered sex offender in Washington state.

Anderson’s crime in Washington, raping a child, leaving neighbors on edge.

An unnamed neighbor said, “Just the fact that having kids, and I know I’m not the only one in this neighborhood, is even worse.”

Anderson is being held in San Luis Obispo County Jail where he’s charged with sexual assault and burglary. Other charges for failure to register as a sex offender are pending. His bail is set at $1 million.

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

Lance Purcell – A repeat Sex Offender is committed to an indeterminate sentence

Sexual predator recommitted, takes on ‘burden’ to get trial

Lance Purcell
Photo by: Special to the Free Lance

A jury ruled Tuesday that Lance Purcell still deserves the sexually violent predator classification, and with a new state law in effect, the 61-year-old now faces an “indeterminate sentence” instead of automatically coming up for a new trial every two years, said Deputy District Attorney Patrick Palacios.

The jury spent about an hour and 15 minutes deliberating Tuesday after a trial that started Oct. 6. While jury members ruled that Purcell remains a sexually violent predator, a state classification, the new law no longer requires the semi-annual recommitment proceedings, said Palacios. Instead, independent evaluators from here on out will conduct their own examinations on a periodic basis to find whether he’s eligible at some point for another consideration for release, Palacios said.

“The burden has shifted now,” said Palacios, referring to defendants having to show they’re potentially fit for release before a new trial.

Purcell was convicted of attempting to abduct a 5-year-old Hollister girl in 1994 and received a 16-year prison sentence taking into account his prior convictions including rape, molestation and assault with a deadly weapon in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties dating back to the 1960s.

Purcell has been committed as a violent sexual predator since 2001 when he entered a mental treatment program at Atascadero. More recently, he has been institutionalized at Coalinga State Hospital, and that’s where he was set to return. The prior law required that such inmates are “recommitted” every two years.

Judge Robert Moody, visiting from Monterey County, presided over the trial.

“People are glad we did the job and the jury came back quickly and made the right decision,” Palacios said.

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

Stephen B. Rader – Filthy Pervert Tells victims ‘You’re going to die" for telling……..


A trial date was set Friday, Oct. 17, for a Middletown man arrested in August after police allegedly found child pornography in his apartment.

Stephen B. Rader, 29, of 209 Bavarian Drive, Apt. 4, is charged with three counts of rape and 22 counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. He is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 1 in Butler County Common Pleas Judge Andrew Nastoff’s courtroom.

Shortly after Rader was arrested on Aug. 13, Middletown police officers described the child pornography seized from his residence as “some of the worst” they have ever seen.

Police seized DVDs, videotapes and a computer during a search of his Bavarian Drive apartment.

Rader also is facing a charge of intimidation for allegedly telling his accusers, “You are going to die,” according to Middletown police. Detectives say Rader made threats before and after a grand jury convened to review the case.

He is housed in the Butler County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.

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Stephen B. Rader – Filthy Pervert Tells victims ‘You’re going to die" for telling……..


A trial date was set Friday, Oct. 17, for a Middletown man arrested in August after police allegedly found child pornography in his apartment.

Stephen B. Rader, 29, of 209 Bavarian Drive, Apt. 4, is charged with three counts of rape and 22 counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. He is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 1 in Butler County Common Pleas Judge Andrew Nastoff’s courtroom.

Shortly after Rader was arrested on Aug. 13, Middletown police officers described the child pornography seized from his residence as “some of the worst” they have ever seen.

Police seized DVDs, videotapes and a computer during a search of his Bavarian Drive apartment.

Rader also is facing a charge of intimidation for allegedly telling his accusers, “You are going to die,” according to Middletown police. Detectives say Rader made threats before and after a grand jury convened to review the case.

He is housed in the Butler County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.

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Christopher Butts – Sexually Violent Predator

Convicted rapist Christopher Butts is facing a prison sentence of at least 30 years to life after a judge found him guilty Thursday of being a sexually violent predator in connection with a series of University of Akron assaults and other deviant acts.

Butts, 24, of Columbus, was convicted in August by a Summit County jury for assaulting four women during a period from September 2007 to January.

Three of those attacks were in the university area, and one was in the North Hill section. Butts entered the residences by climbing through windows as the women were sleeping, according to trial testimony.

The jury found him guilty of three counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of felonious assault, four counts of gross sexual imposition, four counts of aggravated burglary and three counts of aggravated robbery.

In Thursday’s hearing before Common Pleas Judge Paul J. Gallagher, prosecutors introduced graphic testimony and evidence from a 24-year-old Akron woman who said she was attacked, repeatedly beaten and raped by Butts in February 2005 at an apartment they had shared for about a year.

On the morning of the attack, the woman said she had decided she was going to end the relationship with Butts because of numerous abusive incidents resulting in calls to police.

”Do or die, I’m getting out,” the woman said of her decision to finally leave Butts.

But as the woman attempted to use a friend’s phone to get someone to pick her up, she said Butts stopped her, dragged her back to the apartment by her hair and began beating her.

”I mean, I was beaten bad — closed fist, broomstick, all of the above,” she testified.

Butts pleaded guilty to a felony domestic violence charge for that incident and was sentenced to 17 months in prison.

Timothy J. Bartlett, a psychologist from the city’s Child Guidance Centers, also testified that he performed a court-ordered evaluation of Butts in April 2001 for a case when he was a juvenile.

Bartlett said Butts admitted being responsible for $1,600 in charges for a large number of sex line phone calls from his mother’s home — on a single day.

Butts blamed the calls on a ”long-standing problem” with alcohol, Bartlett said.

Assistant Summit County Prosecutor Mary Ann Kovach, the agency’s chief counsel, told the judge in closing arguments that Butts has shown ”deviant sexual behavior” since childhood.

When Butts was 16, he was found to be delinquent by reasons of gross sexual imposition for an incident involving a 12-year-old girl who was a family member, Kovach said.

Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh, lead counsel during the August trial of Butts, said the purpose of Thursday’s hearing was to seek stronger penalties for Butts when he is sentenced by Gallagher.

The formal sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Under Ohio sentencing guidelines, a conviction for rape carries a sentence of three to 10 years.

But with the finding that Butts is a sexually violent predator, the judge must impose the maximum term of 10 years to life for each of Butts’ three rape convictions. The law also states that those sentences must run consecutively when there are multiple rape convictions, Walsh said.

”The starting point of his sentence, just on the rapes, is 30 to life,” Walsh said. ”He could get 100 to life.”

The state’s sentencing guidelines for a predator conviction are so complex, Walsh said, that calculating potential time for Butts’ other convictions from his trial will require additional legal research.

Butts was accompanied in court by his defense lawyer, Troy A. Reeves, but Gallagher overruled all of Reeves’ objections to the testimony from Bartlett and the 24-year-old woman.

Butts did not testify. After the hearing, he was led back to the county jail where he will be held until he is sentenced.

Christopher Butts – Sexually Violent Predator

Convicted rapist Christopher Butts is facing a prison sentence of at least 30 years to life after a judge found him guilty Thursday of being a sexually violent predator in connection with a series of University of Akron assaults and other deviant acts.

Butts, 24, of Columbus, was convicted in August by a Summit County jury for assaulting four women during a period from September 2007 to January.

Three of those attacks were in the university area, and one was in the North Hill section. Butts entered the residences by climbing through windows as the women were sleeping, according to trial testimony.

The jury found him guilty of three counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of felonious assault, four counts of gross sexual imposition, four counts of aggravated burglary and three counts of aggravated robbery.

In Thursday’s hearing before Common Pleas Judge Paul J. Gallagher, prosecutors introduced graphic testimony and evidence from a 24-year-old Akron woman who said she was attacked, repeatedly beaten and raped by Butts in February 2005 at an apartment they had shared for about a year.

On the morning of the attack, the woman said she had decided she was going to end the relationship with Butts because of numerous abusive incidents resulting in calls to police.

”Do or die, I’m getting out,” the woman said of her decision to finally leave Butts.

But as the woman attempted to use a friend’s phone to get someone to pick her up, she said Butts stopped her, dragged her back to the apartment by her hair and began beating her.

”I mean, I was beaten bad — closed fist, broomstick, all of the above,” she testified.

Butts pleaded guilty to a felony domestic violence charge for that incident and was sentenced to 17 months in prison.

Timothy J. Bartlett, a psychologist from the city’s Child Guidance Centers, also testified that he performed a court-ordered evaluation of Butts in April 2001 for a case when he was a juvenile.

Bartlett said Butts admitted being responsible for $1,600 in charges for a large number of sex line phone calls from his mother’s home — on a single day.

Butts blamed the calls on a ”long-standing problem” with alcohol, Bartlett said.

Assistant Summit County Prosecutor Mary Ann Kovach, the agency’s chief counsel, told the judge in closing arguments that Butts has shown ”deviant sexual behavior” since childhood.

When Butts was 16, he was found to be delinquent by reasons of gross sexual imposition for an incident involving a 12-year-old girl who was a family member, Kovach said.

Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh, lead counsel during the August trial of Butts, said the purpose of Thursday’s hearing was to seek stronger penalties for Butts when he is sentenced by Gallagher.

The formal sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Under Ohio sentencing guidelines, a conviction for rape carries a sentence of three to 10 years.

But with the finding that Butts is a sexually violent predator, the judge must impose the maximum term of 10 years to life for each of Butts’ three rape convictions. The law also states that those sentences must run consecutively when there are multiple rape convictions, Walsh said.

”The starting point of his sentence, just on the rapes, is 30 to life,” Walsh said. ”He could get 100 to life.”

The state’s sentencing guidelines for a predator conviction are so complex, Walsh said, that calculating potential time for Butts’ other convictions from his trial will require additional legal research.

Butts was accompanied in court by his defense lawyer, Troy A. Reeves, but Gallagher overruled all of Reeves’ objections to the testimony from Bartlett and the 24-year-old woman.

Butts did not testify. After the hearing, he was led back to the county jail where he will be held until he is sentenced.

Ryan John Renken – Child Sexual Predator – Pedophile

A 33-year-old Gillette man has pleaded not guilty to having sex with a teenager while out on bail for a separate molestation case.

Ryan John Renken has been charged with second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Prosecutor say the victim is 13 years old.

In a separate case, Renken is charged with molesting two young children between September 2007 and January. In that case, he faces three counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and has pleaded not guilty to those charges.

District Judge John R. Perry on Tuesday set combined bail at $100,000.

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John M. Levernier – Another Whining Pedophile

A Tamaqua man serving a 30-year federal prison sentence for taking pornographic photos of a young girl was sentenced Thursday to three to 5 1/2 more years in state prison for molesting the same child.

John M. Levernier, 31, earlier admitted molesting the girl, who was 6 and 7 at the time, from April 1, 2006, to March 21, 2007, at two Lower Towamensing Township locations.

Carbon County Judge David W. Addy sentenced Levernier on charges of statutory sexual assault, indecent assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Addy gave Levernier credit for 1 1/2 years he served since his April 1, 2007, arrest.

It actually was the second time Addy sentenced Levernier. He levied the same punishment in July, but incorrectly believed Levernier had started serving his federal sentence, which actually began Oct. 9. The earlier sentence would not have credited Levernier for the 72 days he served before starting the federal sentence.

The sentence was part of a plea bargain. Addy at the earlier sentencing rejected defense attorney Andrew Zelonis’s plea to have the state term run concurrent with the federal term.

Levernier agreed Thursday to incorporate all testimony from the earlier hearing, meaning none of the evidence was repeated in court, nor were Addy’s comments calling Levernier a ”sick man” whose crimes were ”heinous.”

Levernier’s only words in court Thursday were to tell Addy, ”I’m still regretful for what I’ve done.” Afterward, using an expletive, he declined comment.

The investigation started last year after the victim’s mother photographed items she planned to sell on the Internet auction site eBay, uploaded them to a computer and saw images of her daughter in lingerie, naked and using an adult sex toy, according to court papers.

After charges were filed, Assistant District Attorney Joseph Matika referred the part of the case dealing with child pornography to federal prosecutors because federal sentencing guidelines are stricter. Levernier would have faced only six months in prison on each child pornography-related offense in county court.

Levernier was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of sexual exploitation of minors, receiving child pornography and possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to production of child pornography in November, admitting he took sexually explicit pictures of the girl at least three times from May 2006 to February 2007.

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John M. Levernier – Another Whining Pedophile

A Tamaqua man serving a 30-year federal prison sentence for taking pornographic photos of a young girl was sentenced Thursday to three to 5 1/2 more years in state prison for molesting the same child.

John M. Levernier, 31, earlier admitted molesting the girl, who was 6 and 7 at the time, from April 1, 2006, to March 21, 2007, at two Lower Towamensing Township locations.

Carbon County Judge David W. Addy sentenced Levernier on charges of statutory sexual assault, indecent assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Addy gave Levernier credit for 1 1/2 years he served since his April 1, 2007, arrest.

It actually was the second time Addy sentenced Levernier. He levied the same punishment in July, but incorrectly believed Levernier had started serving his federal sentence, which actually began Oct. 9. The earlier sentence would not have credited Levernier for the 72 days he served before starting the federal sentence.

The sentence was part of a plea bargain. Addy at the earlier sentencing rejected defense attorney Andrew Zelonis’s plea to have the state term run concurrent with the federal term.

Levernier agreed Thursday to incorporate all testimony from the earlier hearing, meaning none of the evidence was repeated in court, nor were Addy’s comments calling Levernier a ”sick man” whose crimes were ”heinous.”

Levernier’s only words in court Thursday were to tell Addy, ”I’m still regretful for what I’ve done.” Afterward, using an expletive, he declined comment.

The investigation started last year after the victim’s mother photographed items she planned to sell on the Internet auction site eBay, uploaded them to a computer and saw images of her daughter in lingerie, naked and using an adult sex toy, according to court papers.

After charges were filed, Assistant District Attorney Joseph Matika referred the part of the case dealing with child pornography to federal prosecutors because federal sentencing guidelines are stricter. Levernier would have faced only six months in prison on each child pornography-related offense in county court.

Levernier was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of sexual exploitation of minors, receiving child pornography and possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to production of child pornography in November, admitting he took sexually explicit pictures of the girl at least three times from May 2006 to February 2007.

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