Michael C. Rowe – Repeat Sex Offender


Fitchburg police said they arrested a registered sex offender on Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault of a child.

Police said Michael C. Rowe, 27, was previously convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child.

Lt. Todd Stetzer of the Fitchburg Police Department said in a news release that Rowe has been residing in the 2100 Block of High Ridge Trail while involved in the bail monitoring program related to pending charges of burglary as well as resisting arrest and obstructing an officer.

Stetzer said investigators believe a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by Rowe at his home on High Ridge Trail. Stetzer said Rowe met the girl at a bus stop and took her back to his home.

Investigators said Rowe has recently been in contact with unidentified juvenile females whom he met at bus stops in the Todd Drive and Hughes Place area. Police said Rowe has also frequented businesses in the area of Hughes Place, where juveniles congregate.

Stetzer said that after interviews with bus stop witnesses and Rowe, more charges will likely be filed.

“Rowe indicated there were other girls he brought to his home but could not remember their names,” Stetzer said.

Investigators are attempting to identify juvenile females who might have recently been in contact with Rowe.

Anyone with information about juveniles observed in contact with Rowe is asked to contact the Fitchburg Police Department at 608-270-4300 or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
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Michael C. Rowe – Repeat Sex Offender


Fitchburg police said they arrested a registered sex offender on Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault of a child.

Police said Michael C. Rowe, 27, was previously convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child.

Lt. Todd Stetzer of the Fitchburg Police Department said in a news release that Rowe has been residing in the 2100 Block of High Ridge Trail while involved in the bail monitoring program related to pending charges of burglary as well as resisting arrest and obstructing an officer.

Stetzer said investigators believe a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by Rowe at his home on High Ridge Trail. Stetzer said Rowe met the girl at a bus stop and took her back to his home.

Investigators said Rowe has recently been in contact with unidentified juvenile females whom he met at bus stops in the Todd Drive and Hughes Place area. Police said Rowe has also frequented businesses in the area of Hughes Place, where juveniles congregate.

Stetzer said that after interviews with bus stop witnesses and Rowe, more charges will likely be filed.

“Rowe indicated there were other girls he brought to his home but could not remember their names,” Stetzer said.

Investigators are attempting to identify juvenile females who might have recently been in contact with Rowe.

Anyone with information about juveniles observed in contact with Rowe is asked to contact the Fitchburg Police Department at 608-270-4300 or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
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Grisly Threesome used children for sex party

The complaint alleges that Masulla, Robinson and Milligan were involved in a sexual encounter in an Indiana hotel room with victims of the age of 11 and 3, and that photographs of the sexual activity were taken.

A child pornography case that began with a city police investigation has ensnared three people on federal charges.

The case began with local authorities investigating a woman in custody on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and led to the broader child pornography case, police sources said.

Charged this week in federal court in East St. Louis are Louise Helen Masulla, 32, of New Athens, Tabitha D. Robinson, 32, of Midlothian, Ill; and William M. Milligan, 27, of Bloomington, Ind.

Masulla, Robinson and Milligan were charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography and with conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. In addition, Masulla was charged with aggravated sexual abuse and transportation. Milligan was also charged with receipt of child pornography.

The violations are alleged to have occurred between July 22 and Aug. 10 of this year in Madison County and elsewhere. The affidavit to the complaint indicates that the investigation began as a result of a report made to Alton police regarding criminal sexual conduct involving a child and activities occurring in Internet chat rooms.

The complaint alleges that Masulla, Robinson and Milligan were involved in a sexual encounter in an Indiana hotel room with victims of the age of 11 and 3, and that photographs of the sexual activity were taken.

Alton police sources said the child porn case developed as the result of the review of contents of a computer seized after the arrest of Masulla. She was charged earlier in the month, along with Stephen G. Recker, 28, of New Athens, on multiple counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, following a tip to the department.

Alton Police Chief Chris Sullivan said earlier that the incidents took place at a residence on Oscar Street in Alton, where Recker and Masulla apparently had been staying. He said the defendants were not originally from Alton.

The charges in the Alton case appear to involve sexual acts committed upon a single child, identified only by the same set of initials in each charge, who was younger than 13 years old at the time. However, Sullivan referred to plural “victims” in the earlier case and said there was a “genetic relationship” between the victims and the offenders.

The evidence supporting the latest charges was obtained through an investigation conducted by the Springfield, Chicago, and Indianapolis offices of the FBI, the Alton Police Department, the Illinois State Police and the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department, according to a release from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana, assisted in the investigation of Milligan.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Suzanne M. Garrison for prosecution.

Conspiracy to produce child pornography carries a penalty of from 15 years up to 30 years. The conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity offense carries a penalty of from 10 years to life. Aggravated sexual abuse carries a penalty of 30 years up to life. Transportation and receipt of child pornography carry a penalty of from 5 to 20 years. The offenses also carry a term of supervised release of from five years to life.

Alton Chief Sullivan said Mike Bazzell, the department’s cyber investigator, is a member of the FBI’s Cyber Crimes Task Force, which has investigated a number of similar cases.

Michael Devore – Repeat Sex Offender – Boy Raper


A man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy has accepted a plea agreement that would sentence him to 27 years in prison, according to Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson.

In July, Michael Devore, 28, of New Albany, offered to give the boy a ride on his moped then took him behind the water-pumping station along River Road in New Albany, according to the probable-cause affidavit. There, he allegedly performed oral and anal sex on the boy. He reportedly confessed to detectives during the investigation.

Devore was charged in August with class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor. He was also charged as a repeat sex offender, because of a prior unrelated conviction for a sex offense, according to a Wednesday press release from the prosecutor’s office.

Devore accepted a sentence of 20 years to serve for sexual misconduct with a minor, the maximum possible sentence for a class B felony. He also will be sentenced to an additional seven years in prison and three suspended for being a repeat offender, if the court accepts the plea. The sentences will run consecutively.

“I look forward to the completion of this case at sentencing for the benefit and safety of both the victim and the greater community,” Henderson said in the release.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tim Gray prosecuted the case. Devore’s attorney, Rob Colone, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Formal sentencing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Floyd County Superior Court. Judge Susan Orth still must accept the agreement.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
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Michael Devore – Repeat Sex Offender – Boy Raper


A man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy has accepted a plea agreement that would sentence him to 27 years in prison, according to Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson.

In July, Michael Devore, 28, of New Albany, offered to give the boy a ride on his moped then took him behind the water-pumping station along River Road in New Albany, according to the probable-cause affidavit. There, he allegedly performed oral and anal sex on the boy. He reportedly confessed to detectives during the investigation.

Devore was charged in August with class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor. He was also charged as a repeat sex offender, because of a prior unrelated conviction for a sex offense, according to a Wednesday press release from the prosecutor’s office.

Devore accepted a sentence of 20 years to serve for sexual misconduct with a minor, the maximum possible sentence for a class B felony. He also will be sentenced to an additional seven years in prison and three suspended for being a repeat offender, if the court accepts the plea. The sentences will run consecutively.

“I look forward to the completion of this case at sentencing for the benefit and safety of both the victim and the greater community,” Henderson said in the release.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tim Gray prosecuted the case. Devore’s attorney, Rob Colone, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Formal sentencing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Floyd County Superior Court. Judge Susan Orth still must accept the agreement.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
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Jonathan Perfetto – fears he’ll reoffend

Records in Hillsborough County Superior Court show Perfetto twice failed to complete a sex offender treatment program. His primary therapist reported Perfetto was “not interested in or amenable to treatment at this time.”

Perfetto himself has told reporters he fears he’ll reoffend


A recently released state prisoner with a history of sex offenses has taken up residence in a Bridge Street rooming house.

Jonathan Perfetto, 34, says he is trying to get a “fresh start” at 195 Bridge St. after seven years in prison on child pornography charges.

“I just moved here. I don’t want to get in trouble,” he said.

His presence, however, has alarmed some city officials. Mayor Frank Guinta called Perfetto a “classic example” of someone who is likely to reoffend.

“There’s got to be a better system than just allowing someone like this to come to Manchester, unannounced, without any preconditions,” Guinta said.

Perfetto does not require supervision under state law because he maxed out his three- to seven-year prison sentence. His sentence ended Oct. 22, according to a Department of Corrections spokesman.

Records in Hillsborough County Superior Court show Perfetto twice failed to complete a sex offender treatment program. His primary therapist reported Perfetto was “not interested in or amenable to treatment at this time.”

Perfetto himself has told reporters he fears he’ll reoffend, particularly if he goes off his medication. He has claimed in court documents that he suffers from bipolar disorder and “anti-social personality disorder.”

Perfetto has family in New Hampshire and is a former Manchester resident. He said he attended Central High School but did not complete his senior year because he was convicted of molesting a young relative and sent to the Youth Development Center.

His choice of housing in Manchester has made some officials uneasy. The rooming house is just a few blocks away from St. Joseph Regional Junior High School. Central High School is visible from the side entrance, a fact Perfetto seemed surprised to discover yesterday.

“Is that Central High School?” he asked while rounding the corner of Bridge and Ash streets. “They refurbished it!”

Perfetto said he found the rooming house with help from a “homeless hotline.” The building already houses one other sex offender, according to the state’s online registry.

The same house came under intense scrutiny last month, when a religious organization helped place a convicted child killer, Raymond Guay, in an apartment there. A public outcry spurred officials to relocate Guay to a federal halfway house in another state.

Alderman Jim Roy, whose ward includes the rooming house, said the Guay case was different because Guay “didn’t have ties to the community and didn’t want to be here.” Perfetto, on the other hand, chose to live in Manchester.

“As much as I hate to say it, it’s a free country,” Roy said. “The way I look at it, he’s paid his debt to society. He can go wherever he wants.”

Manchester Police Lt. Scott Legasse said Perfetto has five days to register with the department as a sex offender.

“And if he doesn’t, if he fails to follow the law, then he can be arrested,” Legasse said.

Police in Concord had been keeping an eye on Perfetto after they discovered he was living in a parking garage near the State House. Officials there said he posed a risk to the public’s safety.

“It’s unusual to have someone released from state prison and not have some form of supervision,” said Concord city prosecutor Scott Murray.

Perfetto pleaded guilty in March 2002 to 61 counts of child pornography possession. Prosecutors accused him of having dozens of illegal files on his computer, including some with names like “10rape,” “preteen04,” and “10cubaprostitute.”

His record includes a conviction in 1993 for criminal trespassing and another in 1994 for simple assault. In 1998, he was charged with fondling a woman’s breasts while she used a computer at the New Horizons shelter in Manchester.

Prosecutors dropped the charge.

Perfetto has admitted to other offenses, telling the Concord Monitor he was sentenced to the New Hampshire Hospital after touching a woman’s chest in 1999. He wound up serving time in Merrimack County jail, he told the paper, because he fought with hospital staff over a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Prosecutors said Perfetto did not exhibit good behavior in the state prison.

Court papers cite him for 28 violations of prison rules or state law, including extortion, fighting, theft, disobeying corrections officers, destroying property and counterfeiting.

He also was accused of misbehaving while in the sex offender treatment program. Once, records show, he got in trouble for watching the Disney film, “Angels in the Outfield,” which was deemed “inappropriate TV.”

Perfetto said he is trying to stay out of trouble at his new home in Manchester. He said he “detours” around the schools when he travels through the neighborhood.

He answered a few questions yesterday but cut the interview short, saying, “I already lost a job opportunity because of all this (publicity).”

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Jonathan Perfetto – fears he’ll reoffend

Records in Hillsborough County Superior Court show Perfetto twice failed to complete a sex offender treatment program. His primary therapist reported Perfetto was “not interested in or amenable to treatment at this time.”

Perfetto himself has told reporters he fears he’ll reoffend


A recently released state prisoner with a history of sex offenses has taken up residence in a Bridge Street rooming house.

Jonathan Perfetto, 34, says he is trying to get a “fresh start” at 195 Bridge St. after seven years in prison on child pornography charges.

“I just moved here. I don’t want to get in trouble,” he said.

His presence, however, has alarmed some city officials. Mayor Frank Guinta called Perfetto a “classic example” of someone who is likely to reoffend.

“There’s got to be a better system than just allowing someone like this to come to Manchester, unannounced, without any preconditions,” Guinta said.

Perfetto does not require supervision under state law because he maxed out his three- to seven-year prison sentence. His sentence ended Oct. 22, according to a Department of Corrections spokesman.

Records in Hillsborough County Superior Court show Perfetto twice failed to complete a sex offender treatment program. His primary therapist reported Perfetto was “not interested in or amenable to treatment at this time.”

Perfetto himself has told reporters he fears he’ll reoffend, particularly if he goes off his medication. He has claimed in court documents that he suffers from bipolar disorder and “anti-social personality disorder.”

Perfetto has family in New Hampshire and is a former Manchester resident. He said he attended Central High School but did not complete his senior year because he was convicted of molesting a young relative and sent to the Youth Development Center.

His choice of housing in Manchester has made some officials uneasy. The rooming house is just a few blocks away from St. Joseph Regional Junior High School. Central High School is visible from the side entrance, a fact Perfetto seemed surprised to discover yesterday.

“Is that Central High School?” he asked while rounding the corner of Bridge and Ash streets. “They refurbished it!”

Perfetto said he found the rooming house with help from a “homeless hotline.” The building already houses one other sex offender, according to the state’s online registry.

The same house came under intense scrutiny last month, when a religious organization helped place a convicted child killer, Raymond Guay, in an apartment there. A public outcry spurred officials to relocate Guay to a federal halfway house in another state.

Alderman Jim Roy, whose ward includes the rooming house, said the Guay case was different because Guay “didn’t have ties to the community and didn’t want to be here.” Perfetto, on the other hand, chose to live in Manchester.

“As much as I hate to say it, it’s a free country,” Roy said. “The way I look at it, he’s paid his debt to society. He can go wherever he wants.”

Manchester Police Lt. Scott Legasse said Perfetto has five days to register with the department as a sex offender.

“And if he doesn’t, if he fails to follow the law, then he can be arrested,” Legasse said.

Police in Concord had been keeping an eye on Perfetto after they discovered he was living in a parking garage near the State House. Officials there said he posed a risk to the public’s safety.

“It’s unusual to have someone released from state prison and not have some form of supervision,” said Concord city prosecutor Scott Murray.

Perfetto pleaded guilty in March 2002 to 61 counts of child pornography possession. Prosecutors accused him of having dozens of illegal files on his computer, including some with names like “10rape,” “preteen04,” and “10cubaprostitute.”

His record includes a conviction in 1993 for criminal trespassing and another in 1994 for simple assault. In 1998, he was charged with fondling a woman’s breasts while she used a computer at the New Horizons shelter in Manchester.

Prosecutors dropped the charge.

Perfetto has admitted to other offenses, telling the Concord Monitor he was sentenced to the New Hampshire Hospital after touching a woman’s chest in 1999. He wound up serving time in Merrimack County jail, he told the paper, because he fought with hospital staff over a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Prosecutors said Perfetto did not exhibit good behavior in the state prison.

Court papers cite him for 28 violations of prison rules or state law, including extortion, fighting, theft, disobeying corrections officers, destroying property and counterfeiting.

He also was accused of misbehaving while in the sex offender treatment program. Once, records show, he got in trouble for watching the Disney film, “Angels in the Outfield,” which was deemed “inappropriate TV.”

Perfetto said he is trying to stay out of trouble at his new home in Manchester. He said he “detours” around the schools when he travels through the neighborhood.

He answered a few questions yesterday but cut the interview short, saying, “I already lost a job opportunity because of all this (publicity).”

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