Jeffrey Thomas Partlow – Repeat Sex Offender –

A 38-year-old registered sex offender is facing charges of loitering near a school and resisting police.

Norton Shores police arrested Jeffrey Thomas Partlow, of 68 E. Lincoln, Muskegon Heights, at his parents’ home on Wednesday.

The parents’ residence, 1637 Lawnel, is near Mona Shores Middle School, 1700 Woodside. The Lawnel address is not Partlow’s registered residence, according to police.

Norton Shores Detective Tony Nanna said a school bus stop also is three houses down from the parents’ home.

Partlow previously had been warned about being in the area of the middle school and Campbell Elementary School, 1355 Greenwich, in Roosevelt Park, police said.

Norton Shores police contacts with Partlow, who has a 2000 conviction in West Virginia for indecent acts with a child, began last December. Nanna said Partlow was told he could visit his parents, but couldn’t walk around the neighborhood.

However, Partlow started “hanging around” his parents’ home, including taking their dog for walks around the area. Nanna said he also stayed at his parents’ home when they were out of town.

This year, when school started, neighbors began having “issues with him showing up right before the school bus arrived and when the kids got off the bus,” Nanna said. “Multiple kids in the neighborhood would see him watching in the window as they got off and on the bus.”

Police this week obtained a misdemeanor warrant charging Partlow with violating the student safety zone (coming within 1,000 feet of a school), which is a one-year misdemeanor.

When police went to arrest him at his parents’ house, he allegedly pushed officers and resisted being put into a police cruiser. That earned him a charge of resisting and obstructing police, a two-year felony.

He was arraigned Thursday before 60th District Judge Maria Ladas Hoopes, who set bail totaling $30,000 cash or surety. If bond is posted, he is to have no contact, direct or indirect, with any minor child.

Preliminary examination on the felony charge was set for 9 a.m. Nov. 6, and pretrial for the misdemeanor offense for Dec. 18.

“Multiple kids in the neighborhood would see him watching in the window as they got off and on the bus.” — Norton Shores Detective Tony Nanna.

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

Jeffrey Thomas Partlow – Repeat Sex Offender –

A 38-year-old registered sex offender is facing charges of loitering near a school and resisting police.

Norton Shores police arrested Jeffrey Thomas Partlow, of 68 E. Lincoln, Muskegon Heights, at his parents’ home on Wednesday.

The parents’ residence, 1637 Lawnel, is near Mona Shores Middle School, 1700 Woodside. The Lawnel address is not Partlow’s registered residence, according to police.

Norton Shores Detective Tony Nanna said a school bus stop also is three houses down from the parents’ home.

Partlow previously had been warned about being in the area of the middle school and Campbell Elementary School, 1355 Greenwich, in Roosevelt Park, police said.

Norton Shores police contacts with Partlow, who has a 2000 conviction in West Virginia for indecent acts with a child, began last December. Nanna said Partlow was told he could visit his parents, but couldn’t walk around the neighborhood.

However, Partlow started “hanging around” his parents’ home, including taking their dog for walks around the area. Nanna said he also stayed at his parents’ home when they were out of town.

This year, when school started, neighbors began having “issues with him showing up right before the school bus arrived and when the kids got off the bus,” Nanna said. “Multiple kids in the neighborhood would see him watching in the window as they got off and on the bus.”

Police this week obtained a misdemeanor warrant charging Partlow with violating the student safety zone (coming within 1,000 feet of a school), which is a one-year misdemeanor.

When police went to arrest him at his parents’ house, he allegedly pushed officers and resisted being put into a police cruiser. That earned him a charge of resisting and obstructing police, a two-year felony.

He was arraigned Thursday before 60th District Judge Maria Ladas Hoopes, who set bail totaling $30,000 cash or surety. If bond is posted, he is to have no contact, direct or indirect, with any minor child.

Preliminary examination on the felony charge was set for 9 a.m. Nov. 6, and pretrial for the misdemeanor offense for Dec. 18.

“Multiple kids in the neighborhood would see him watching in the window as they got off and on the bus.” — Norton Shores Detective Tony Nanna.

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

Graeme Pierson – Repeat Sex Offender loses appeal

A federal appeals court recently upheld a pornography conviction against an Oskaloosa resident who tried to coerce what he thought was a teenage girl into posing nude.

Authorities maintain Graeme Pierson, 45, pretended to be a modeling agent, leukemia victim and film star Johnny Depp in Internet chat rooms as part of an elaborate ruse to woo the girl in February and March 2007.

The person, it turned out, wasn’t 14, nor female. The “girl” was really an undercover deputy with the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Department who was conducting investigations under the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Pierson was arrested when he mailed the deputy $27 to buy a Web camera and offered to pay the “girl” to talk her 12- and 13-year-old friends into also posing nude.

At trial, Pierson told jurors he knew the person he was communicating with wasn’t a teenage girl. He said the chat rooms were part of a virtual playground where people indulge their fantasies, according to court records.

Convicted of attempted production of child porn and attempting to induce a child to engage in sexual activities, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Pierson, however, challenged the case. He said evidence wasn’t enough to convict and claimed the court unfairly allowed prosecutors to question him in front of jurors about a prior sex crime conviction.

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a reasonable jury could have found Pierson believed the Internet profile belonged to a young girl through transcripts of the conversations. Those included a message from him stating, “If I see you nude on the cam, I will know yur (sic) real.”

The court also ruled Pierson opened the door to information about his prior conviction when he told jurors he “wouldn’t ever act” on his attraction to young girls.

Pierson was convicted of fondling a 12-year-old girl in 1987.

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

Kevin Gerome Leggiton – Repeat Sex Offender gets 235 months


A Texarkana man has been sentenced to 235 months in prison for production of child pornography.

Kevin Gerome Leggiton, 29, was also sentenced to a term of supervised release for the rest of his life upon release from prison, and ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution to the victim and her family.

This sentence comes as a result of Leggiton’s guilty plea to one count of Production of Child Pornography with Materials that had been Transported in Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

Leggiton’s sentence runs consecutive to a six-year sentence imposed in state court for the sexual assault of the victim whose photographs were taken during the sexual assault.

According to a plea agreement filed with the court, on October 4, 2007, a 15-year-old female reported to the Texarkana Police Department that she had been raped on May 26, 2007 by Leggiton, known to her as “K-Love”. The teenager identified in the indictment as “Jane Doe”, told the police detective that “K-Love” took six photographs of her with a disposable camera both before and after the sexual assault. Police subsequently identified “K-Love” as Leggiton.

According to court documents, photo albums belonging to Leggiton and containing photographs of the victim were taken into evidence. Evidence lead the investigators to a Texarkana, Texas Walgreens photo finishing department, where an employee identified Leggiton as the man who brought disposable cameras into the store for film development. The photographs depict the 15-year-old girl engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The camera containing these images was transported by Leggiton from Arkansas to Texas.

This case was investigated by the Texarkana Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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

Kevin Gerome Leggiton – Repeat Sex Offender gets 235 months


A Texarkana man has been sentenced to 235 months in prison for production of child pornography.

Kevin Gerome Leggiton, 29, was also sentenced to a term of supervised release for the rest of his life upon release from prison, and ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution to the victim and her family.

This sentence comes as a result of Leggiton’s guilty plea to one count of Production of Child Pornography with Materials that had been Transported in Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

Leggiton’s sentence runs consecutive to a six-year sentence imposed in state court for the sexual assault of the victim whose photographs were taken during the sexual assault.

According to a plea agreement filed with the court, on October 4, 2007, a 15-year-old female reported to the Texarkana Police Department that she had been raped on May 26, 2007 by Leggiton, known to her as “K-Love”. The teenager identified in the indictment as “Jane Doe”, told the police detective that “K-Love” took six photographs of her with a disposable camera both before and after the sexual assault. Police subsequently identified “K-Love” as Leggiton.

According to court documents, photo albums belonging to Leggiton and containing photographs of the victim were taken into evidence. Evidence lead the investigators to a Texarkana, Texas Walgreens photo finishing department, where an employee identified Leggiton as the man who brought disposable cameras into the store for film development. The photographs depict the 15-year-old girl engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The camera containing these images was transported by Leggiton from Arkansas to Texas.

This case was investigated by the Texarkana Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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

Richard Brooks Nelson – Repeat Sex Offender gets only 40 years


A federal judge in Mobile rejected prosecution calls for a life sentence today for a convicted sex offender, but the prison term will be so long that the defendant may well die in prison anyway.

Citing a prior sexual offense against a teenager, Chief U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade sentenced Richard Brooks Nelson to three months shy of 34 years for enticement plus an additional 10 years for committing a sex offense while a registered sex offender — for a total of 43 years and 9 months.

“If he does ever get out, he’ll be well into his 80s by then,” Granade said.

Defense attorney Greg Hughes said that by then, his client — who turns 41 in a little more than a week — will not be a threat to anyone. “That is ample time enough,” he said.

A jury in July took about 45 minutes to convict Nelson of sending text messages to an 11-year-old girl in an effort to lure her for a sexual liaison. The girl — an acquaintance of another little girl that Nelson had met at his trailer park in Theodore — showed the messages to her mother.

After that, an undercover U.S. Secret Service agent pretended to be the girl and continued trading text messages with Nelson in August 2007. As the messages grew more graphic, Nelson became more insistent that they talk over the telephone.

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

Richard Brooks Nelson – Repeat Sex Offender gets only 40 years


A federal judge in Mobile rejected prosecution calls for a life sentence today for a convicted sex offender, but the prison term will be so long that the defendant may well die in prison anyway.

Citing a prior sexual offense against a teenager, Chief U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade sentenced Richard Brooks Nelson to three months shy of 34 years for enticement plus an additional 10 years for committing a sex offense while a registered sex offender — for a total of 43 years and 9 months.

“If he does ever get out, he’ll be well into his 80s by then,” Granade said.

Defense attorney Greg Hughes said that by then, his client — who turns 41 in a little more than a week — will not be a threat to anyone. “That is ample time enough,” he said.

A jury in July took about 45 minutes to convict Nelson of sending text messages to an 11-year-old girl in an effort to lure her for a sexual liaison. The girl — an acquaintance of another little girl that Nelson had met at his trailer park in Theodore — showed the messages to her mother.

After that, an undercover U.S. Secret Service agent pretended to be the girl and continued trading text messages with Nelson in August 2007. As the messages grew more graphic, Nelson became more insistent that they talk over the telephone.

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

Lee Gordon Lamb – Repeat Sex Offender Downloaded Child Porn at the LIBRARY

A convicted sex offender was charged today in Clackamas County Circuit Court with repeatedly downloading child pornography from a computer at the Ledding Library in Milwaukie during the past several months.

A Clackamas County grand jury indicted Lee Gordon Lamb, 24, of Milwaukie, on six counts of first-degree encouragement of child sexual abuse, a felony. He also was charged with possession of methamphetamine and failing to register as a sex offender.

Lamb had been required to register as a sex offender after he was convicted in early 2003 to raping a girl under the age of 14, according to court records.

A trial on the new charges is scheduled for Dec. 11.

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

Convicted Sex Offender Arrested After Refusing To Move

A convicted sex offender who refused to move from his home has been arrested. Forty seven year old Donald Lavermon Beason, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after being told to move away from near the Lawrence County Child Care Center on Brink Street.

Beason lived at 600 North Military Avenue. It’s against the law for a convicted sex offender to live within 1,000 feet of a school, daycare center or park. A court date has been set for November 7th. If you would like to know the location of convicted sex offenders in Lawrence County you can log on to http://www.familywatchdog.us and follow the directions.

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Richard E. Aikey Jr – Repeat Sex Offender Whining Pedophile gets maximum


Before he was sentenced to 15 years in state prison Wednesday, two-time convicted sex offender Richard E. Aikey Jr. had plenty to say.

With tears streaming down his face and a in cracking voice, Aikey, 33, of Hopewell, lamented the loss of his freedom. He fell short of admitting his guilt and said nothing about the girl he was convicted of molesting after he was released from prison for sexually abusing three boys.

“When I was released in 2001, I did everything I could to live as a productive member of society,” said Aikey, standing before Ontario County Judge Frederick Reed clad in brown prison garb and shackles. “I did counseling, I never had a problem with my parole officer, I met a wonderful woman who always stood by me regardless of my past.”

Reed saved his remorse, however, for Aikey’s latest victim, a 12-year-old, and imposed the maximum sentence: 15 years in prison and then 20 years of post-release supervision.

After a three-day trial last month in county court, a jury found Aikey guilty of endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. The latter charge accused him of sexually abusing the girl more than twice over a three-month period.

Before handing down the sentence, Reed told Aikey that his crimes “had a huge impact on the victims and the community.”

“You are the sort of person who puts fear into the hearts of the 100,000 people of Ontario County, because you are a child predator,” he said sternly.

Aikey, already a Level 3 sex offender, was convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing the girl between January 2005 and February 2008. The girl and her 9-year-old sister took the stand as prosecution witnesses against Aikey, the younger girl saying she saw the abuse.

Aikey was sentenced as a “second child-sexual-assault felony offender” because of his prior conviction for first-degree sexual abuse. In that case, he was found guilty of molesting three boys, ages 7, 10 and 11, whom he was baby-sitting.

Assistant District Attorney James Ritts argued for the maximum sentence, saying that Aikey needed to be locked up to keep other children safe.

“We can put his face on a poster, we can put it on a billboard, but it won’t stop him from sexually abusing children,” Ritts said.

Defense attorney James Miller said that, aside from the arrests in 1995 and 2008, Aikey stayed out of trouble and even managed to hold down a well-paying job.

“This is someone who can be rehabilitated. He should be out earning his own keep,” Miller said.
He also told the judge Aikey himself was sexually abused as a child, an assertion that did not come up at trial. Miller said that he will appeal the conviction.

None of the victim’s family members attended the sentencing, but Aikey’s mother, Ruth, and two of his neighbors did. They declined comment.

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