Aubrey Neal Grimes – 81 year old Repeat Sex Offender

An elderly Salisbury man charged with indecent liberties with a child admits to multiple victims throughout the past 10 years.

Aubrey Neal Grimes, 81, of 1040 Ashford Circle, was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree sex offense with a child and one count of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Rowan County Sheriff’s Officials said Friday that Grimes has been associated with Little League baseball in eastern Rowan County.

He apparently did some announcing and scorekeeping, said Capt. Kevin Auten.

The incidents occurred in 2007 at Grimes’ home. A parent filed a report that opened up the case.

Grimes, also known as Pops, was convicted in 1987 of indecent liberties in Guilford County.

Officials said the reason Grimes was not on the sex offender registry is because the N.C. registry was not in use until July 1996.

Officials ask any other victims to come forward or anyone with information to contact Sgt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687 or Det. Jason Whitley at 704-216-8712.

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

Aubrey Neal Grimes – 81 year old Repeat Sex Offender

An elderly Salisbury man charged with indecent liberties with a child admits to multiple victims throughout the past 10 years.

Aubrey Neal Grimes, 81, of 1040 Ashford Circle, was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree sex offense with a child and one count of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Rowan County Sheriff’s Officials said Friday that Grimes has been associated with Little League baseball in eastern Rowan County.

He apparently did some announcing and scorekeeping, said Capt. Kevin Auten.

The incidents occurred in 2007 at Grimes’ home. A parent filed a report that opened up the case.

Grimes, also known as Pops, was convicted in 1987 of indecent liberties in Guilford County.

Officials said the reason Grimes was not on the sex offender registry is because the N.C. registry was not in use until July 1996.

Officials ask any other victims to come forward or anyone with information to contact Sgt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687 or Det. Jason Whitley at 704-216-8712.

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

John Forster – Child Pornography Nurse

A medical surgical nurse at E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur is free on probation supervision after being charged with engaging in child pornography.

Canton Village Police say 47 year old John Forster of 76 Buck Street, Apartment B was charged with felony counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child.

The investigation was launched after a State Police Computer Crime Unit intercepted Forster’s alleged sexually explicit computer transactions.

Police Chief Alan Mulkin says “upwards of 1,000 electronic photos and print images of youths under the age of 16″ were found in nhis possession.

Mulkin also says Forster appeared to have been trading the child porn on-line.

It’s not known whether any of the children appearing in sexually suggestive poses were local kids.

Anyone with information on potnetial victims are asked to contact Canton Police at 386-4561.

The investigation is continuing.

Forster was arraigned before village Justice Michael Crowe and released under probation supervision.

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Michael Andrew Frese – Repeat Sex Offender – Posed as Cop "Arrested" woman then raped her


A registered sex offender was arrested Friday and charged with posing as a police officer, and kidnapping and raping a woman.

Polk sheriff’s detectives said Michael Andrew Frese, 30, a restaurant cook in Lakeland, met a Clearwater woman online and agreed to pay her for sex. He met her Thursday in the parking lot of an Auburndale Wal-Mart and they drove to Saddle Creek Park.

Frese showed her a badge and photo ID and told her he was a police officer and she was under arrest, an arrest affidavit said.

Frese handcuffed the woman, patted her down and took her into the woods, where he showed her a knife and warned her not to scream. He then raped her, the affidavit said.

Afterward, as Frese continued to walk the woman through the woods, she escaped from the handcuffs and ran to a home off Saddle Creek Road, where she called authorities. She was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center and later identified Frese in a photo lineup, the affidavit said.

Frese is on probation for a conviction of sexual battery with a weapon and is registered as a sexual offender with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He is being held in South County Jail without bail.

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

John Westland – Repeat Sex Offender – 19 years old

“You are a predatory male and unable to control the sexual urges”

A sexual predator was yesterday told he would spend “many, many years” in jail after raping and attacking a 53-year-old woman he met in an Abingdon nightclub.

John Westland, 19, of Fairfield Place, Abingdon, admitted rape and grievous bodily harm. He was jailed indefinitely for the protection of the public.

Westland, who has previous convictions for sexual assault, assault and indecent exposure — some dating back to when he was 15 — was told he would serve at least three years and three months in jail before being considered for parole.

He was given a three-year sentence for causing grievous bodily harm, to run concurrently.

Judge Patrick Eccles said Westland had carried out a “vicious sexual attack” in August.

He said: “You are a predatory male and unable to control the sexual urges you have for women of a variety of ages, but in particular older woman.

“You are somebody who is, and should be treated as, a dangerous offender on the grounds there is significant risk of your committing offences in the future.

“You will not be eligible for release into the community until the parole board is satisfied you no longer provide a risk of violence and sexual offending — and it may be many, many years before that conclusion is reached.”

The court heard Westland met the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in Strattons Nightclub in Ock Street, and attacked her in a cul de sac in Abingdon in the early hours of August 17.

He forced her to perform oral sex on him before punching her in the face, knocking a tooth out and fracturing her jaw so severely she had to have a metal plate inserted.

When Westland was arrested by police later the same day he had blood on his clothing.

He told officers he was drunk, had taken cocaine and could not remember what happened.

Prosecutor Daniel Fugallo said: “The victim’s personal statement describes not just physical, but prolonged emotional distress and anxiety as a result of the incident.”

David Hislop, defending, told the court Westland and the victim had been kissing and hugging on the dance floor before leaving together and had consensual sex together prior to the attack.

But Judge Eccles said that provided “little mitigation”.

The court heard Westland had admitted three counts of sexual assault with seven further taken into consideration in 2004. Some of the women he attacked were in their 80s and 90s.

He was also jailed by a court in Hamburg, Germany, in 2007 after repeatedly hitting a young woman with a branch, causing serious injuries. He was released in January 2008.

Westland will remain on licence for the rest of his life.

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

Michael Andrew Frese – Repeat Sex Offender – Posed as Cop "Arrested" woman then raped her


A registered sex offender was arrested Friday and charged with posing as a police officer, and kidnapping and raping a woman.

Polk sheriff’s detectives said Michael Andrew Frese, 30, a restaurant cook in Lakeland, met a Clearwater woman online and agreed to pay her for sex. He met her Thursday in the parking lot of an Auburndale Wal-Mart and they drove to Saddle Creek Park.

Frese showed her a badge and photo ID and told her he was a police officer and she was under arrest, an arrest affidavit said.

Frese handcuffed the woman, patted her down and took her into the woods, where he showed her a knife and warned her not to scream. He then raped her, the affidavit said.

Afterward, as Frese continued to walk the woman through the woods, she escaped from the handcuffs and ran to a home off Saddle Creek Road, where she called authorities. She was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center and later identified Frese in a photo lineup, the affidavit said.

Frese is on probation for a conviction of sexual battery with a weapon and is registered as a sexual offender with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He is being held in South County Jail without bail.

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

John Westland – Repeat Sex Offender – 19 years old

“You are a predatory male and unable to control the sexual urges”

A sexual predator was yesterday told he would spend “many, many years” in jail after raping and attacking a 53-year-old woman he met in an Abingdon nightclub.

John Westland, 19, of Fairfield Place, Abingdon, admitted rape and grievous bodily harm. He was jailed indefinitely for the protection of the public.

Westland, who has previous convictions for sexual assault, assault and indecent exposure — some dating back to when he was 15 — was told he would serve at least three years and three months in jail before being considered for parole.

He was given a three-year sentence for causing grievous bodily harm, to run concurrently.

Judge Patrick Eccles said Westland had carried out a “vicious sexual attack” in August.

He said: “You are a predatory male and unable to control the sexual urges you have for women of a variety of ages, but in particular older woman.

“You are somebody who is, and should be treated as, a dangerous offender on the grounds there is significant risk of your committing offences in the future.

“You will not be eligible for release into the community until the parole board is satisfied you no longer provide a risk of violence and sexual offending — and it may be many, many years before that conclusion is reached.”

The court heard Westland met the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in Strattons Nightclub in Ock Street, and attacked her in a cul de sac in Abingdon in the early hours of August 17.

He forced her to perform oral sex on him before punching her in the face, knocking a tooth out and fracturing her jaw so severely she had to have a metal plate inserted.

When Westland was arrested by police later the same day he had blood on his clothing.

He told officers he was drunk, had taken cocaine and could not remember what happened.

Prosecutor Daniel Fugallo said: “The victim’s personal statement describes not just physical, but prolonged emotional distress and anxiety as a result of the incident.”

David Hislop, defending, told the court Westland and the victim had been kissing and hugging on the dance floor before leaving together and had consensual sex together prior to the attack.

But Judge Eccles said that provided “little mitigation”.

The court heard Westland had admitted three counts of sexual assault with seven further taken into consideration in 2004. Some of the women he attacked were in their 80s and 90s.

He was also jailed by a court in Hamburg, Germany, in 2007 after repeatedly hitting a young woman with a branch, causing serious injuries. He was released in January 2008.

Westland will remain on licence for the rest of his life.

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

Charles Friedlander – Judge rules Fred Berlin can’t apologize for the sadistic internet predator

“You don’t have to be a pedophile to violate the statute,” Whittemore said. “Nor do you have to be a sadomasochist to violate the statute.”

Kaiser said Friedlander is free to take the witness stand, if he chooses, and testify that he never intended to actually abuse any children and that his Internet conversations were mere fantasy.

A judge today barred lawyers for Charles Friedlander from presenting expert testimony that Friedlander is not a pedophile or a sexual sadist.

Friedlander, 78, of Fort Myers, is scheduled to go on trial next month on a charge he traveled to the Tampa area with the intent of abusing and having sex with two prepubescent boys. Friedlander was arrested after he came to the area after he had conversations with Pinellas sheriff’s Cpl. Kurt T. Romanosky, who posed online this summer as a 36-year-old father interested in incest and the physical abuse of children, authorities said.

The defense hired psychiatrist Fred Berlin to evaluate whether Friedlander was a pedophile or a sexual sadomasochist or if his conversations with Romanosky were mere Internet fantasies.

Berlin concluded Friedlander is not a pedophile or a sexual sadomasochist, based on his review of the facts in the case and an interview with Friedlander.

Berlin also concluded Friedlander’s online conversations with Romanosky were fantasies. Berlin pointed out that Friedlander told Romanosky that he habitually abused his own young son, but Friedlander has never had any children and was never married.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Kaiser, however, pointed out that Friedlander once lived with someone he referred to as his adopted son. That person committed suicide, Kaiser said.

Kaiser argued that whether Friedlander is diagnosed as a pedophile or a sexual sadist is irrelevant to whether he committed this crime. And U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore agreed.

“You don’t have to be a pedophile to violate the statute,” Whittemore said. “Nor do you have to be a sadomasochist to violate the statute.”

Kaiser said Friedlander is free to take the witness stand, if he chooses, and testify that he never intended to actually abuse any children and that his Internet conversations were mere fantasy.

The trial had been scheduled to start today, but Whittemore granted the prosecution request for a delay, and scheduled it for Dec. 8.

Craig Driscoll – Repeat Sex Offender – Multiple Charges


A registered sex offender was arrested Sunday on a child pornography charge stemming from pending probation violations, police reported Monday.

Craig Driscoll, 28, whose last known address was 87 Ash St., apt. 2, is on probation and required to register as a sex offender as a result of a 2006 conviction on felony sexual assault charges.

Driscoll’s probation officer filed violations against him after Driscoll was found drinking with two teenaged girls in Wilton in July, and probation officers found suspected child pornography in his home on Aug. 8, a prosecutor said previously.

Driscoll was arrested and jailed for about three weeks, but Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge William Groff ordered his release later that month, as prosecutors were not prepared to offer evidence on the various allegations against him.

The law requires prosecutors to prove that any alleged child pornography shows an actual child. After further investigation, police were able to confirm “at least one” image with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s database, Detective Lt. Jeffrey Bukunt said Monday.

Driscoll was arrested Sunday and held overnight for arraignment Monday on a single count of possession of child pornography. Driscoll also faces a probation violation hearing on Dec. 8 in Hillsborough County Superior Court.

Police are still investigating the child pornography matter, and it’s possible that prosecutors will seek additional indictments through the grand jury, Bukunt said.

Driscoll is on probation as a result of a 2006 conviction for felony sexual assault charges, stemming from a 2005 case in which he was accused of raping a 14-year-old Manchester girl and threatening her with a gun and knife.

Driscoll pleaded guilty to two felony sexual assault charges, and was sentenced to 12 months in jail, followed by five years on probation. He also was required to register as a sex offender and complete a long-term sexual offender treatment program.

The prosecutor, Assistant County Attorney Paula Philbrook, said previously that she negotiated the plea deal because the girl had become too anxious to testify against Driscoll.

Driscoll did his time, and was free on probation when Wilton police found him drinking in the company of two girls, ages 17 and 16, on July 6, according to a report filed by probation officer Jason Berry.

Driscoll was released on personal recognizance pending a hearing on that violation. The next month, Berry searched Driscoll’s home, acting on an anonymous tip, and found alleged child pornography on his computer, he reported.

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

Craig Driscoll – Repeat Sex Offender – Multiple Charges


A registered sex offender was arrested Sunday on a child pornography charge stemming from pending probation violations, police reported Monday.

Craig Driscoll, 28, whose last known address was 87 Ash St., apt. 2, is on probation and required to register as a sex offender as a result of a 2006 conviction on felony sexual assault charges.

Driscoll’s probation officer filed violations against him after Driscoll was found drinking with two teenaged girls in Wilton in July, and probation officers found suspected child pornography in his home on Aug. 8, a prosecutor said previously.

Driscoll was arrested and jailed for about three weeks, but Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge William Groff ordered his release later that month, as prosecutors were not prepared to offer evidence on the various allegations against him.

The law requires prosecutors to prove that any alleged child pornography shows an actual child. After further investigation, police were able to confirm “at least one” image with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s database, Detective Lt. Jeffrey Bukunt said Monday.

Driscoll was arrested Sunday and held overnight for arraignment Monday on a single count of possession of child pornography. Driscoll also faces a probation violation hearing on Dec. 8 in Hillsborough County Superior Court.

Police are still investigating the child pornography matter, and it’s possible that prosecutors will seek additional indictments through the grand jury, Bukunt said.

Driscoll is on probation as a result of a 2006 conviction for felony sexual assault charges, stemming from a 2005 case in which he was accused of raping a 14-year-old Manchester girl and threatening her with a gun and knife.

Driscoll pleaded guilty to two felony sexual assault charges, and was sentenced to 12 months in jail, followed by five years on probation. He also was required to register as a sex offender and complete a long-term sexual offender treatment program.

The prosecutor, Assistant County Attorney Paula Philbrook, said previously that she negotiated the plea deal because the girl had become too anxious to testify against Driscoll.

Driscoll did his time, and was free on probation when Wilton police found him drinking in the company of two girls, ages 17 and 16, on July 6, according to a report filed by probation officer Jason Berry.

Driscoll was released on personal recognizance pending a hearing on that violation. The next month, Berry searched Driscoll’s home, acting on an anonymous tip, and found alleged child pornography on his computer, he reported.

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