Joseph Duncan says "Most sex offenders are just like me"

From Blogging the Fifth Nail

A federal judge in Boise has sentenced convicted child killer Joseph Duncan to three life sentences for kidnapping and sexually abusing two north Idaho children in 2005.

Those life terms are in addition to three more life terms imposed Monday in state court for Duncan’s role in the murder of the children’s mother, Brenda Groene, her fiance, Mark McKenzie, and the children’s brother, 13-year-old Slade Groene.

The federal penalties imposed today by U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge follow the three death penalty sentences Duncan received in August for the kidnapping of Shasta and Dylan Groene, and the murder of 9-year-old Dylan.

Duncan was sentenced to three death penalties in August for the kidnapping and killing of 9-year-old Dylan Groene.

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

Joseph Duncan says "Most sex offenders are just like me"

From Blogging the Fifth Nail

A federal judge in Boise has sentenced convicted child killer Joseph Duncan to three life sentences for kidnapping and sexually abusing two north Idaho children in 2005.

Those life terms are in addition to three more life terms imposed Monday in state court for Duncan’s role in the murder of the children’s mother, Brenda Groene, her fiance, Mark McKenzie, and the children’s brother, 13-year-old Slade Groene.

The federal penalties imposed today by U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge follow the three death penalty sentences Duncan received in August for the kidnapping of Shasta and Dylan Groene, and the murder of 9-year-old Dylan.

Duncan was sentenced to three death penalties in August for the kidnapping and killing of 9-year-old Dylan Groene.

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

Operation Protector nabs 14 pedophile scumbags

From a Disney employee to an unemployed grandfather, 14 men in Polk County are charged with numerous counts of possessing child pornography.

Twelve of the suspects were rounded up in a raid early this morning by detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s office. The other two already had been in jail on unrelated charges.

“It goes much further than child pornography,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. “It is sexual abuse of children.”

Operation Protector, a month-long investigation, uncovered tens of thousands of images of child porn.

“We are dealing with 42,000 images of the abuse of children,” Judd said.

Some of the images were of 2-years-olds.

Several of the accused were taken from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to a waiting van to be transported to jail.

While walking to the van, one of the men charged, Justin Hlibechuk, told reporters he had several DVDs containing child pornography and that he believes he has a problem. He said he was abused as a child and raped by his brother but that it was no excuse for what he did.

Arrested were:

Paul Fazio, DOB 10/9/40, of 845 Blue Dolphin Avenue in Davenport; charged with 50 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography. Fazio works at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. He is on unpaid leave pending the investigation.

Jon Boyd, DOB 10/22/69, of 2869 Kiwi Avenue in Winter Haven; charged with 40 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography

Jason Copeland*, DOB 1/27/80, of 315 West Park St in Lakeland; charged with 50 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography (*already in jail for DWLSR)

William Dukes, DOB 4/30/54, of 747 Oak Point Circle in Davenport; charged with 50 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography

Edward Finneran, DOB 12/28/44, of 4927 S. Gachet Blvd. in Lakeland; charged with 50 counts possession

Calvin Fritch, DOB 10/13/59, of 1650 Avenue E NW in Winter Haven; charged with 50 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography

Andrew Hilson, DOB 8/21/43, of 305 Belvoir Drive in Davenport; charged with 50 counts possession

Justin Hlibechuk, DOB 11/8/85, of 1609 Warren Avenue in Lakeland; charged with 13 counts possession

Craig Johnston, DOB 12/7/44, of 600 Lundy Drive Lot 14 in Auburndale, charged with 10 counts possession

John Mihalek, DOB 10/7/54, of 4927 S. Gachet Blvd. in Lakeland, charged with 50 counts possession

Allan Roth, DOB 12/20/30, of 1994 Scenic View Loop in Lakeland, charged with 40 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography

Forrest “Clay” Silas*, DOB 5/12/60, of 6211 US Hwy 98 North in Lakeland, charged with 2 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography (*Silas was already in jail on drug charges)

Frank Unum, DOB 9/4/42, of 2230 Crutchfield Road in Lakeland, charged with 50 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography

James White, DOB 8/9/82, of 1930 West Marjorie Street in Lakeland, charged with 1 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography

Each charge carries bail of $5,000, deputies say.

“Some of these men knew each other,” a sheriff’s office news release states. “In fact, one of the suspects led detectives to three others. When detectives served a search warrant at Jason Copeland’s residence, they were able to obtain probable cause to then serve search warrants at the residence of John Mihalek and Edward Finneran, who live together, and Justin Hlibechuk’s residence as well.”

Polk sheriff’s Computer Crimes detectives previously had two similar operations involving child pornography. Operation Sentinel, from January 2007 to March 2007, led to 10 arrests. Operation Defender, from October 2007 to February, led to 21 arrests.

Operation Protector nabs 14 pedophile scumbags

From a Disney employee to an unemployed grandfather, 14 men in Polk County are charged with numerous counts of possessing child pornography.

Twelve of the suspects were rounded up in a raid early this morning by detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s office. The other two already had been in jail on unrelated charges.

“It goes much further than child pornography,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. “It is sexual abuse of children.”

Operation Protector, a month-long investigation, uncovered tens of thousands of images of child porn.

“We are dealing with 42,000 images of the abuse of children,” Judd said.

Some of the images were of 2-years-olds.

Several of the accused were taken from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to a waiting van to be transported to jail.

While walking to the van, one of the men charged, Justin Hlibechuk, told reporters he had several DVDs containing child pornography and that he believes he has a problem. He said he was abused as a child and raped by his brother but that it was no excuse for what he did.

Arrested were:

Paul Fazio, DOB 10/9/40, of 845 Blue Dolphin Avenue in Davenport; charged with 50 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography. Fazio works at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. He is on unpaid leave pending the investigation.

Jon Boyd, DOB 10/22/69, of 2869 Kiwi Avenue in Winter Haven; charged with 40 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography

Jason Copeland*, DOB 1/27/80, of 315 West Park St in Lakeland; charged with 50 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography (*already in jail for DWLSR)

William Dukes, DOB 4/30/54, of 747 Oak Point Circle in Davenport; charged with 50 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography

Edward Finneran, DOB 12/28/44, of 4927 S. Gachet Blvd. in Lakeland; charged with 50 counts possession

Calvin Fritch, DOB 10/13/59, of 1650 Avenue E NW in Winter Haven; charged with 50 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography

Andrew Hilson, DOB 8/21/43, of 305 Belvoir Drive in Davenport; charged with 50 counts possession

Justin Hlibechuk, DOB 11/8/85, of 1609 Warren Avenue in Lakeland; charged with 13 counts possession

Craig Johnston, DOB 12/7/44, of 600 Lundy Drive Lot 14 in Auburndale, charged with 10 counts possession

John Mihalek, DOB 10/7/54, of 4927 S. Gachet Blvd. in Lakeland, charged with 50 counts possession

Allan Roth, DOB 12/20/30, of 1994 Scenic View Loop in Lakeland, charged with 40 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography

Forrest “Clay” Silas*, DOB 5/12/60, of 6211 US Hwy 98 North in Lakeland, charged with 2 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography (*Silas was already in jail on drug charges)

Frank Unum, DOB 9/4/42, of 2230 Crutchfield Road in Lakeland, charged with 50 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography

James White, DOB 8/9/82, of 1930 West Marjorie Street in Lakeland, charged with 1 counts possession and 1 ct promotion of child pornography

Each charge carries bail of $5,000, deputies say.

“Some of these men knew each other,” a sheriff’s office news release states. “In fact, one of the suspects led detectives to three others. When detectives served a search warrant at Jason Copeland’s residence, they were able to obtain probable cause to then serve search warrants at the residence of John Mihalek and Edward Finneran, who live together, and Justin Hlibechuk’s residence as well.”

Polk sheriff’s Computer Crimes detectives previously had two similar operations involving child pornography. Operation Sentinel, from January 2007 to March 2007, led to 10 arrests. Operation Defender, from October 2007 to February, led to 21 arrests.

SImPLE – New Tool to combat Child Porn – It’s so SImPLE

TECHNOLOGY that has been likened to a “random breath test” for computers and laptops for illicit images or video has captured the interest of law enforcement bodies nationally, including the Australian Federal Police.

The tool has been developed at Perth’s Edith Cowan University in partnership with Western Australia Police, which is in the early stages of beta-testing the technology.

The system enables frontline officers – regardless of computer competency or level of training – to know on the spot if a computer contains illicit images or video.

Its main purpose is to capture users of child pornography.

The tool, which has received additional input from the AFP, is planned for release early next year.

Known as Simple Image Preview Live Environment (SImPLE), the tool is heralded as the new frontier fighting cybercrime.

It uses a cut-down version of a Linux kernel and can be deployed on almost any standard operating system.

WA Police computer crime squad Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Thomas said the tool would enable investigators to more quickly access information relevant to cases.

“Assuming that SImPLE goes the way we hope, we would plan for a very wide deployment in the agency,” he said.

SImPLE would also reduce the volume of work computer forensic specialists were being asked to perform.

Some 30-60 per cent of the case load for computer crime specialists globally relates to child pornography. “If the project is satisfactorily completed, we would certainly be encouraging its release as widely as possible because it is going to improve policing and services to the community,” Sergeant Thomas said.

Craig Valli, co-director of the university’s security research group SECAU, based in the School of Computer and Information Science, said a final release version of the tool was expected by the end of February.

Associate Professor Valli said a range of government agencies, including Customs, had shown interest in the tool.

“Particularly for Customs at the border, that sort of stuff is a problem,” he said.

Professor Valli, who is also head of the university’s School of Computer and Information Science, said police required a simple tool that could eliminate the need for highly trained experts to undertake initial profiling of evidence.

“The design concept is that any police person with adequate training could use the tool, so that when they go into a crime scene they can quickly review a computer for illicit images or videos,” he said.

“It is not digging down into the hard drive to find anything that has been deleted, it is just what is topically available.”

Professor Valli said computers that were seized were usually bagged, tagged and taken to a lab to be investigated. “This cuts out that loop because it allows officers to preview the computer.

“If they find evidence this allows them to write images to a disc and take it to a judge straight away.”

SImPLE is a Linux-bootable CD that is put into the CD-ROM drive of a computer or laptop and boots into its own forensically clean environment.

“The disc goes into the CD-ROM drive of the PC and if files are found, the user connects a USB-DVD writer to the back of the computer, and the images that are stored in memory in the RAM of the computer are written to the DVD,” Professor Valli said. “Nothing gets written to the original evidence at all, which is the key.”

This means the technology can be used in court and an accused cannot challenge it on the basis of forensics.

SECAU was also considering another purpose-built CD to search financial documents for use by a fraud squad or those hunting terrorists using keywords.

The team is exploring commercialisation opportunities for the tool, using a low-cost licence model.

“We are talking to people about commercialising it in Britain and further afield as well,” Professor Valli said.

The AFP planned to test and evaluate the final SImPLE product when it was completed, a spokesman said.

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Nicholas Thomas Stroeder – Repeat Sex Offender

A registered predatory sexual offender was sentenced to five years in prison today for assaulting a woman in the bathroom of the Government Services Center in October 2007.

Nicholas Thomas Stroeder, 19, must serve at least 40 months before released. Sixth Judicial District Judge Eric Hylden credited Stroeder with 398 days already spent in jail.

A presentence investigation recommended a prison sentence of 51 months. St. Louis County prosecutor James Nephew asked for a 60-month sentence.

Nephew also raised the possibility that the attorney’s office may ask for Stroeder to be civilly committed after his prison term.

“There’s very little hope he is ever going to change,” Nephew said.

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

The victim of the attack was present, and told the court she believed Stroeder when he told her that he was going to kill her. She said she remembers thinking “I’m only going to get six months with my new daughter.”

The woman, who suffered a permanent neck injury and has lost her sense of trust in people, asked Hylden to impose the maximum sentence, saying that even that wouldn’t that be long enough.

Stroeder is a registered Level 3 predatory offender “considered the highest risk to reoffend” and was living in the Duluth Bethel Society work-release program after being released from prison. He was at the Government Services Center while looking for work.

He has admitted that he saw a woman carrying a black bag enter a second-floor bathroom. After looking around, he entered the washroom and barged into the bathroom stall she was in. He admitted that he put his hands around her neck, choked and threatened to kill her. He also admitted to putting a hand over the woman’s mouth when she began screaming. She was able to break free and run down the hall to an office to call 911. A large group ran to the scene and stopped Stroeder from leaving.

A security camera captured images of the defendant, victim and witnesses before, during and after the offense.

Stroeder has said he was trying to rob — not sexually assault — the woman. The victim doesn’t believe that, noting that during the assault Stroeder ignored her bag on the floor.

In September, Stroeder pleaded guilty to one felony count of criminal sexual predatory conduct, agreeing there was more than enough evidence against him that his sexual impulses were a motivation in the attempted rob-bery.

Stroeder’s attorney, Mikkel Long read two letters from Stroeder to the court. In the first, Stroeder apologized to his victim.

“If I could take it back, I would,” Long read.

In the second letter, Stroeder told the court the attack “was a very bad mistake,” and hoped that the court would give him the treatment he needs.

Stroeder remained largely silent in court. When asked by Hylden if he had anything to say, Stroeder said he would be vulnerable in prison and would require protection.

Long asked Hylden to sentence Stroeder to 51 months in prison, but not to execute the sentence, putting Stroeder on 15 years probation instead. Long also asked that Stroeder be sentenced to two years at Northeast Regional Corrections Center and ordered to complete treatment, have no contact with the victim and pay restitution.

Hylden sided with the prosecution.

“It is unsafe for the community to have you out and in it,” Hylden told Stroeder.

Hylden also ordered Stroeder to pay $1,306 in restitution. Hylden also sentenced Stroeder to 90 days for damaging property in the jail.

Stroeder is from Oak Harbor, Wash., but he was in the Mesabi Academy juvenile detention center in Buhl when he was convicted of the Nov. 21, 2005, sexual assault of a staff person there. He was 16. That incident also took place in a bathroom. He was charged in juvenile court with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was then certified to stand trial as an adult and pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was sentenced to the Department of Corrections, to be followed by 10 years of conditional release.

Nicholas Thomas Stroeder – Repeat Sex Offender

A registered predatory sexual offender was sentenced to five years in prison today for assaulting a woman in the bathroom of the Government Services Center in October 2007.

Nicholas Thomas Stroeder, 19, must serve at least 40 months before released. Sixth Judicial District Judge Eric Hylden credited Stroeder with 398 days already spent in jail.

A presentence investigation recommended a prison sentence of 51 months. St. Louis County prosecutor James Nephew asked for a 60-month sentence.

Nephew also raised the possibility that the attorney’s office may ask for Stroeder to be civilly committed after his prison term.

“There’s very little hope he is ever going to change,” Nephew said.

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

The victim of the attack was present, and told the court she believed Stroeder when he told her that he was going to kill her. She said she remembers thinking “I’m only going to get six months with my new daughter.”

The woman, who suffered a permanent neck injury and has lost her sense of trust in people, asked Hylden to impose the maximum sentence, saying that even that wouldn’t that be long enough.

Stroeder is a registered Level 3 predatory offender “considered the highest risk to reoffend” and was living in the Duluth Bethel Society work-release program after being released from prison. He was at the Government Services Center while looking for work.

He has admitted that he saw a woman carrying a black bag enter a second-floor bathroom. After looking around, he entered the washroom and barged into the bathroom stall she was in. He admitted that he put his hands around her neck, choked and threatened to kill her. He also admitted to putting a hand over the woman’s mouth when she began screaming. She was able to break free and run down the hall to an office to call 911. A large group ran to the scene and stopped Stroeder from leaving.

A security camera captured images of the defendant, victim and witnesses before, during and after the offense.

Stroeder has said he was trying to rob — not sexually assault — the woman. The victim doesn’t believe that, noting that during the assault Stroeder ignored her bag on the floor.

In September, Stroeder pleaded guilty to one felony count of criminal sexual predatory conduct, agreeing there was more than enough evidence against him that his sexual impulses were a motivation in the attempted rob-bery.

Stroeder’s attorney, Mikkel Long read two letters from Stroeder to the court. In the first, Stroeder apologized to his victim.

“If I could take it back, I would,” Long read.

In the second letter, Stroeder told the court the attack “was a very bad mistake,” and hoped that the court would give him the treatment he needs.

Stroeder remained largely silent in court. When asked by Hylden if he had anything to say, Stroeder said he would be vulnerable in prison and would require protection.

Long asked Hylden to sentence Stroeder to 51 months in prison, but not to execute the sentence, putting Stroeder on 15 years probation instead. Long also asked that Stroeder be sentenced to two years at Northeast Regional Corrections Center and ordered to complete treatment, have no contact with the victim and pay restitution.

Hylden sided with the prosecution.

“It is unsafe for the community to have you out and in it,” Hylden told Stroeder.

Hylden also ordered Stroeder to pay $1,306 in restitution. Hylden also sentenced Stroeder to 90 days for damaging property in the jail.

Stroeder is from Oak Harbor, Wash., but he was in the Mesabi Academy juvenile detention center in Buhl when he was convicted of the Nov. 21, 2005, sexual assault of a staff person there. He was 16. That incident also took place in a bathroom. He was charged in juvenile court with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was then certified to stand trial as an adult and pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was sentenced to the Department of Corrections, to be followed by 10 years of conditional release.

Michael F. Shaler – Internet Predator – BUSTED

WARNING:
LEAVE KIDS ALONE

Prosecutors were to allege today that a Bridgeport Township man passed himself off as a Saginaw comedian to try to lure into a sexual encounter an Internet decoy playing the part of a 14-year-old girl.

Kent County sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael F. Shaler, 32, and 20 others during a Grand Rapids sex predators sting last month.

He faces a preliminary hearing in Grand Rapids on two charges of conspiring to commit child sexually abusive activity using the Internet, each with 20-year maximum jail penalties; and three charges of attempting to transmit sexually explicit matters to a minor, each with 4-year maximum jail penalties.

Deputies arrested Shaler at a Grand Rapids Township home after police said he made numerous sexual advances toward the undercover officer playing the part of a girl.

The Oct. 17-19 operation was a partnership among, Michigan attorney general’s agents, the sheriff’s deputies and Perverted Justice, a non-profit vigilante group that targets Internet child predators.

Television watchers know Perverted Justice for its work with Chris Hansen on Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator.”

Kelli Alflen, a 63rd District Court clerk in Grand Rapids, confirmed that Shaler remained in custody pending payment of a $50,000 cash bond a judge set when Shaler pleaded not guilty at his Oct. 20 arraignment.

Gretchen W. Villarreal of Attorney General MIke Cox’s office provided The Saginaw News a 216-page chat log that she said documents conversations from Aug. 22 through Oct. 9 between Shaler and the Perverted Justice decoy using the guise of 14-year-old “Trisha.”

The night they met online, authorities claim, Shaler spent three hours communicating with the decoy and revealing he was a 31-year-old aspiring actor and comedian from Saginaw earning his living stocking toys.

The decoy asked to hear some of Shaler’s jokes. One jesting reply from Shaler, according to the log: “i was on myspace cuz I’m a pediphile in training.”

Shaler, a 1995 Bridgeport High School graduate, used the screen name “korn76_99,” investigators contend, and says he “feels like an outsider” because he was born with a hearing impairment that rendered his right ear “pretty much useless.”

During the fifth conversation, Shaler moved beyond platonic dialogue, according to the log: “trying to get into my 14yr old frame of mind 😕 so u wanna go make out behind the bleachers?”

The graphic nature of the chat logs increases, and Shaler sent explicit Web Camera footage of himself Sept. 7, Sept. 13 and Oct. 12, investigators claim, adding that he initiated and advanced each conversation. The decoy did not discourage Shaler but never explicitly contributed to the sexual content of the conversations.

Shaler’s defense attorney, Philip R. Sturtz Sr. of Saginaw, would not comment on the pending matter.

“Immediately, as soon as they walk in the house, we arrest them,” said Matt Frendewey, spokesman for Cox. He said the conviction rate is between 90 and 95 percent with these types of cases.

“We’ll ask for the most (jail time possible),” Frendewey said.

“Assuming they have no criminal records and they are first-time offenders, (they’ll face) somewhere between a year to six months, plus probation, which can be anywhere up to five years or more,” he said.

Police add convicted offenders’ addresses to the State Police Sex Registry, where they remain indefinitely.

“If anything, take this Internet predator sting as a reminder that predators come from all walks of life, from all across the state, and parents who are vigilant and heed caution will be able to better protect their children,” Cox said.

Jeffrey Schaffer – Repeat Sex Offender – Tries to pull a fast one


Convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Schaffer, is back in jail after police found his stash of child porn hidden inside his TV.

For most of us, a television set only has one use, the one for which it was built. But a registered sex offender turned his TV into a secret place to hide his stash of child porn.

The Union Township, Clermont County man nearly got away with it.

Most of us are more interested in what’s on TV than what’s inside it, but Union Township Police say that wasn’t the case for one local registered sex offender.

“To hide a full-size desktop computer inside a TV is something I’ve never seen before,” said detective John Pavia.

That’s right. A desktop computer inside a 43-inch TV set.

Detective Pavia says Jeffrey Schaffer, 41, went to prison four years ago after police found child pornography on his computer.

He was given another chance last year, but a condition of Schaffer’s parole was he couldn’t have a computer in his home.

In February, Schaffer’s parole officer stopped by his apartment on Picadilly Square to make sure Schaffer was living up to his end of the deal and made a surprising discovery.

“The probation officer went inside to inspect the place, pulled the front off the TV and found a computer inside along with pornographic magazines and a disk.”

Schaffer immediately went back to prison.

The computer was sent to a crime lab to confirm what detectives already suspected, that the Union Township sex offender just couldn’t keep his eyes off disturbing images of innocent children.

Schaffer’s father says someone gave his son the computer to fix, and he thinks it was a setup. However, police don’t have any evidence to support that theory.

The images found on Schaffer’s computer were also sent to the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children. It turns out one of the pictures was part of a 1999 immigration and customs enforcement case involving a child from Brazil.

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

Jeffrey Schaffer – Repeat Sex Offender – Tries to pull a fast one


Convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Schaffer, is back in jail after police found his stash of child porn hidden inside his TV.

For most of us, a television set only has one use, the one for which it was built. But a registered sex offender turned his TV into a secret place to hide his stash of child porn.

The Union Township, Clermont County man nearly got away with it.

Most of us are more interested in what’s on TV than what’s inside it, but Union Township Police say that wasn’t the case for one local registered sex offender.

“To hide a full-size desktop computer inside a TV is something I’ve never seen before,” said detective John Pavia.

That’s right. A desktop computer inside a 43-inch TV set.

Detective Pavia says Jeffrey Schaffer, 41, went to prison four years ago after police found child pornography on his computer.

He was given another chance last year, but a condition of Schaffer’s parole was he couldn’t have a computer in his home.

In February, Schaffer’s parole officer stopped by his apartment on Picadilly Square to make sure Schaffer was living up to his end of the deal and made a surprising discovery.

“The probation officer went inside to inspect the place, pulled the front off the TV and found a computer inside along with pornographic magazines and a disk.”

Schaffer immediately went back to prison.

The computer was sent to a crime lab to confirm what detectives already suspected, that the Union Township sex offender just couldn’t keep his eyes off disturbing images of innocent children.

Schaffer’s father says someone gave his son the computer to fix, and he thinks it was a setup. However, police don’t have any evidence to support that theory.

The images found on Schaffer’s computer were also sent to the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children. It turns out one of the pictures was part of a 1999 immigration and customs enforcement case involving a child from Brazil.

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