Dustin McPhetridge – Busted internet predator

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Dustin McPhetridge, 27, 149 Hurd Road, Surgoinsville, Tenn., was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green for traveling in interstate commerce with the intent to engage in sex with a minor.

McPhetridge was arrested as part of the televised “To Catch a Predator” sting in Bowling Green earlier this year. He pleaded guilty to the charge July 23.

McPhetridge was also sentenced to supervised release for life. McPhetridge admitted he engaged in online communications with a person he thought was a 13-year-old girl in Kentucky. The girl was actually an adult decoy who worked with Perverted Justice, which targets online sexual predators.

On Oct. 20, 2007, McPhetridge drove from Surgoinsville to Bowling Green. A search of McPhetridge’s vehicle after his arrest revealed a cell phone, KY Jelly, an electric razor, a Kodak Easy Share digital camera, scan disk memory card and directions to the house.

Toby L. Rice – Pedophile advertised babysitting services on Craigslist

A former Northland emergency medical technician was sentenced in federal court today to 20 years in prison for producing, distributing and possessing child pornography.

Toby L. Rice, 34, of Blue Springs, had worked for the North Kansas City Fire Department. Rice was also ordered to pay $5,600 in restitution to his victim. Following his release from prison, Rice will be subject to supervised release for the rest of his life.

Rice pleaded guilty in April to using a 5-year-old girl whom he was babysitting in his home to engage in sexually explicit conduct for producing child pornography. Rice, also known by his online name, “babysitting_uncle,” distributed one of those photographs over the Internet to at least two other individuals, and distributed multiple images of additional child pornography among a group of individuals, between April 1 and Aug. 10, 2007. Rice also admitted that he was in possession of child pornography on Aug. 24, 2007.

Rice advertised on Craigslist, offering himself as a babysitter for more children.

Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Rice’s residence on Aug. 24, 2007, and recovered a Kodak digital camera, which had multiple images of the 5-year-old girl.

Walter Jude – Repeat Sex Offender Busted AGAIN

The case against a man allegedly found with thousands of images containing child pornography has had his case continued until Dec. 22.

Walter Jude Dec was charged with 41 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in July after investigators were tipped off that he allegedly possessed a computer disk containing child pornography.

Upon a search of his home, officials say they found boxes of tapes and disks containing thousands of the images. He was appointed a public defender Oct. 10 and was indicted in October by a Bedford County grand jury.

Dec is a registered sex offender who was previously convicted in New York state of possession of obscene sexual performances by a child in 1998, according to the Tennessee State Offender Registry.

He has not been released on bond.

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

Lawrence Scott Ward – Repeat Sex offender – Kiddie-porn convict

In 1999, Ward was accused of soliciting sex
from an undercover state trooper
posing as a 15-year-old boy.
He was fined $2,500 and given five years of probation.


Former Marketing professor Scott Ward pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to five child pornography-related charges, and he faces a possible sentence of life in prison.

Ward, 66, admitted guilt to two counts of inducing a minor to engage in sex to create photos or videos, two counts of trafficking child pornography and one count of lying to State Department officials.

His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 19, 2009.

By pleading guilty, Ward admitted that he tried to convince a 16-year-old Brazilian boy to engage in sexual activities and lied to authorities to secure a visa for the boy in 2006.

He is already serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for producing child pornography for importation in the United States.

Ward did not show emotion throughout the hearing. He only spoke to acknowledge his guilt and his understanding of the rights he was giving up with his guilty plea, simply saying, “Yes, your honor.”

While Ward pleaded guilty, he did not receive a plea bargain.

If he receives the maximum sentence and is determined to have multiple prior qualifying conditions – meaning his previous crimes would be taken into consideration at his sentencing – Ward could face life in prison.

At the sentencing hearing, attorneys for the prosecution and the defense will argue before U.S. District Judge Petrese Tucker whether Ward’s additional criminal activity constitutes him having one or more of the qualifying conditions that would cause him to receive a heavier sentence.

Given his age and his current prison sentence, Ward may spend the rest of his life in prison regardless of the sentence he receives.

According to the statement read by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bea Witzleben, one of the prosecutors, and confirmed by Ward, Ward persuaded the boy to engage in sexual activities by giving gifts and money to the boy and the boy’s mother.

Ward also made three trips to Brazil in 2006 to visit the boy and make sexually explicit videos of the boy.

In summer 2006, Ward tried to get a visa so the boy could go to Ward’s house in Cape Cod, Mass.

When the State Department denied the visa, Ward attempted to convince authorities that the boy’s family was relatively wealthy in Brazil and would not try to stay in the United States.

Ward was first arrested on Aug. 9, 2006 at Dulles International Airport in Virginia when child pornography was found on his laptop and on DVDs in his suitcases.

Pornography was also later found in his Huntsman Hall office.

Ward retired as a professor in 2005 but continued to teach until his arrest.

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

Lawrence Scott Ward – Repeat Sex offender – Kiddie-porn convict

In 1999, Ward was accused of soliciting sex
from an undercover state trooper
posing as a 15-year-old boy.
He was fined $2,500 and given five years of probation.


Former Marketing professor Scott Ward pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to five child pornography-related charges, and he faces a possible sentence of life in prison.

Ward, 66, admitted guilt to two counts of inducing a minor to engage in sex to create photos or videos, two counts of trafficking child pornography and one count of lying to State Department officials.

His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 19, 2009.

By pleading guilty, Ward admitted that he tried to convince a 16-year-old Brazilian boy to engage in sexual activities and lied to authorities to secure a visa for the boy in 2006.

He is already serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for producing child pornography for importation in the United States.

Ward did not show emotion throughout the hearing. He only spoke to acknowledge his guilt and his understanding of the rights he was giving up with his guilty plea, simply saying, “Yes, your honor.”

While Ward pleaded guilty, he did not receive a plea bargain.

If he receives the maximum sentence and is determined to have multiple prior qualifying conditions – meaning his previous crimes would be taken into consideration at his sentencing – Ward could face life in prison.

At the sentencing hearing, attorneys for the prosecution and the defense will argue before U.S. District Judge Petrese Tucker whether Ward’s additional criminal activity constitutes him having one or more of the qualifying conditions that would cause him to receive a heavier sentence.

Given his age and his current prison sentence, Ward may spend the rest of his life in prison regardless of the sentence he receives.

According to the statement read by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bea Witzleben, one of the prosecutors, and confirmed by Ward, Ward persuaded the boy to engage in sexual activities by giving gifts and money to the boy and the boy’s mother.

Ward also made three trips to Brazil in 2006 to visit the boy and make sexually explicit videos of the boy.

In summer 2006, Ward tried to get a visa so the boy could go to Ward’s house in Cape Cod, Mass.

When the State Department denied the visa, Ward attempted to convince authorities that the boy’s family was relatively wealthy in Brazil and would not try to stay in the United States.

Ward was first arrested on Aug. 9, 2006 at Dulles International Airport in Virginia when child pornography was found on his laptop and on DVDs in his suitcases.

Pornography was also later found in his Huntsman Hall office.

Ward retired as a professor in 2005 but continued to teach until his arrest.

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

Craig Niles – Child Porn bust leads to foster children rescued from pedophile rapist


In a confession to state police detectives given the day state and federal authorities raided his home as part of a child pornography investigation, a Stafford man admitted that he repeatedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl placed in his home by a foster care agency, according to the warrant for his arrest.

Craig A. Niles, 59, also transmitted images of the girl and him together to other people over the Internet, according to the warrant for his arrest. The victim, now 11, told investigators that Niles used a webcam to stream video of him abusing her to others.

When detectives asked Niles to sign the confession, he asked to call an attorney. The lawyer told him not to sign it and to stop talking, and the interview ended, the warrant said.

Before that call, Niles told investigators he has long been sexually attracted to children and started collecting online child pornography in 1994, the year a spinal injury from a car accident made walking difficult for him. Unable to work, he spent a lot of time online. He collected images of boys and girls, he said, “but my attraction leaned toward females generally between the ages of 6 years old through 14 years old.”

Niles, who had several foster children in his home, claimed he asked the state Department of Children and Families to place only young boys in his home because “I was afraid that I could not control myself with young girls,” the warrant said.

The detectives noted that during their interview, Niles’ eyes reddened and teared up as he described what he did with the girl. At other times, Niles’ “eyes would light up” and he would smile, the detectives wrote.

Niles minimized his conduct throughout the interview, contending the 10-year-old “was very affectionate” and forward. “I felt that it was OK because she was initiating the contact,” he said.

He also admitted to buying sex toys and lace panties and bras for the child and showing her pornography.

He also insisted the child “was always willing and was never forced. I had a set of standards which I went by. I did not want to injure her nor did I want to force her into sex.”

Much of the abuse occurred when Niles’ wife, a 33-year-old woman from Thailand, was away from the home, or at night. Niles said he slept in a separate bedroom because he snores.

Niles told the detectives he thought he was “at fault” for what occurred, but also said he thought he and the girl should be punished.

The child initially denied any abuse by Niles. She then told detectives that Niles had told her not to tell anyone. She then briefly described the abuse and said Niles “uses the web cam and stuff like that.”

During a second interview with child sexual-abuse specialists at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, the girl detailed the abuse and said she saw images of a naked man on a computer watching as Niles abused her.

During the raid at Niles’ West Stafford Road home, investigators seized several computer storage devices, which are now being examined by the FBI. Detectives briefly checked one of those devices and in a folder called “special” found more than 50 videos of child pornography and more than 300 photographs of the 10-year-old child. Many of those photos were child pornography, according to the warrant.

Police began looking into Niles after an officer in Suffolk County, N.Y., chatted with him online about child pornography.

The undercover officer pretended to be interested in sex with children, and he and Niles carried on an explicit conversation, according to the warrant. Niles’ screen name was “KidsR4Sex.”

In one conversation with the officer, which occurred in June, Niles suggested they simultaneously abuse girls and watch each other online. “We should play with them both together on cam. … They would get the idea that it’s normal.”

During his arraignment Monday in Superior Court, Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth C. Leaming said additional charges are likely since authorities had just began to review the computer images.

Niles is charged with first-degree sexual assault, promoting a minor in an obscene performance, employing a minor in an obscene performance, first-degree possession of child pornography, five counts of fourth-degree sexual assault, 20 counts of illicit sexual contact, and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

The images cited in the warrant are “just a small fraction of the evidence seized that was … reviewed,” Leaming said.

At her request, Judge Kenneth Shluger increased Niles’ bail to $750,000 from $500,000. “The charges are obviously significant,” Leaming said. “His exposure is roughly 600 years.”

Niles, who does not have a criminal record, has been a foster parent about seven years, he told the detectives.

He is not licensed by the state Department of Children and Families, but is approved as a foster parent by Dare Family Services, based in Somerville, Mass. The agency has an office in East Hartford.

“We were very shocked with the allegations,” said Susan Pederzoli, a senior program manager with the agency. “Our priority at this point is the safety of the child who was in that home.” The girl and the two boys are now in DCF custody.

Pederzoli said agency officials visited the home weekly and were in close contact with school officials and others. Niles had also passed a background check, she said.

“Unfortunately, sometimes all the safeguards in the world don’t prevent situations like this, but they make them more rare,” Pederzoli said.

Gary Kleeblatt, a spokesman for DCF, said the agency will review “the decision and process used by the private agency to approve the family.” DCF, he said, “is deeply troubled” and is cooperating with police.

Craig Niles – Child Porn bust leads to foster children rescued from pedophile rapist


In a confession to state police detectives given the day state and federal authorities raided his home as part of a child pornography investigation, a Stafford man admitted that he repeatedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl placed in his home by a foster care agency, according to the warrant for his arrest.

Craig A. Niles, 59, also transmitted images of the girl and him together to other people over the Internet, according to the warrant for his arrest. The victim, now 11, told investigators that Niles used a webcam to stream video of him abusing her to others.

When detectives asked Niles to sign the confession, he asked to call an attorney. The lawyer told him not to sign it and to stop talking, and the interview ended, the warrant said.

Before that call, Niles told investigators he has long been sexually attracted to children and started collecting online child pornography in 1994, the year a spinal injury from a car accident made walking difficult for him. Unable to work, he spent a lot of time online. He collected images of boys and girls, he said, “but my attraction leaned toward females generally between the ages of 6 years old through 14 years old.”

Niles, who had several foster children in his home, claimed he asked the state Department of Children and Families to place only young boys in his home because “I was afraid that I could not control myself with young girls,” the warrant said.

The detectives noted that during their interview, Niles’ eyes reddened and teared up as he described what he did with the girl. At other times, Niles’ “eyes would light up” and he would smile, the detectives wrote.

Niles minimized his conduct throughout the interview, contending the 10-year-old “was very affectionate” and forward. “I felt that it was OK because she was initiating the contact,” he said.

He also admitted to buying sex toys and lace panties and bras for the child and showing her pornography.

He also insisted the child “was always willing and was never forced. I had a set of standards which I went by. I did not want to injure her nor did I want to force her into sex.”

Much of the abuse occurred when Niles’ wife, a 33-year-old woman from Thailand, was away from the home, or at night. Niles said he slept in a separate bedroom because he snores.

Niles told the detectives he thought he was “at fault” for what occurred, but also said he thought he and the girl should be punished.

The child initially denied any abuse by Niles. She then told detectives that Niles had told her not to tell anyone. She then briefly described the abuse and said Niles “uses the web cam and stuff like that.”

During a second interview with child sexual-abuse specialists at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, the girl detailed the abuse and said she saw images of a naked man on a computer watching as Niles abused her.

During the raid at Niles’ West Stafford Road home, investigators seized several computer storage devices, which are now being examined by the FBI. Detectives briefly checked one of those devices and in a folder called “special” found more than 50 videos of child pornography and more than 300 photographs of the 10-year-old child. Many of those photos were child pornography, according to the warrant.

Police began looking into Niles after an officer in Suffolk County, N.Y., chatted with him online about child pornography.

The undercover officer pretended to be interested in sex with children, and he and Niles carried on an explicit conversation, according to the warrant. Niles’ screen name was “KidsR4Sex.”

In one conversation with the officer, which occurred in June, Niles suggested they simultaneously abuse girls and watch each other online. “We should play with them both together on cam. … They would get the idea that it’s normal.”

During his arraignment Monday in Superior Court, Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth C. Leaming said additional charges are likely since authorities had just began to review the computer images.

Niles is charged with first-degree sexual assault, promoting a minor in an obscene performance, employing a minor in an obscene performance, first-degree possession of child pornography, five counts of fourth-degree sexual assault, 20 counts of illicit sexual contact, and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

The images cited in the warrant are “just a small fraction of the evidence seized that was … reviewed,” Leaming said.

At her request, Judge Kenneth Shluger increased Niles’ bail to $750,000 from $500,000. “The charges are obviously significant,” Leaming said. “His exposure is roughly 600 years.”

Niles, who does not have a criminal record, has been a foster parent about seven years, he told the detectives.

He is not licensed by the state Department of Children and Families, but is approved as a foster parent by Dare Family Services, based in Somerville, Mass. The agency has an office in East Hartford.

“We were very shocked with the allegations,” said Susan Pederzoli, a senior program manager with the agency. “Our priority at this point is the safety of the child who was in that home.” The girl and the two boys are now in DCF custody.

Pederzoli said agency officials visited the home weekly and were in close contact with school officials and others. Niles had also passed a background check, she said.

“Unfortunately, sometimes all the safeguards in the world don’t prevent situations like this, but they make them more rare,” Pederzoli said.

Gary Kleeblatt, a spokesman for DCF, said the agency will review “the decision and process used by the private agency to approve the family.” DCF, he said, “is deeply troubled” and is cooperating with police.

Robert Thompson – Repeat Sex Offender – Rapist

New Haven police say a 49-year-old man they charged with rape is a registered sex offender in Pennsylvania who has not complied with sex offender requirements for the past two years.

Police say Robert Thompson sexually assaulted a woman at his New Haven home at about 1 a.m. Saturday after repeatedly punching her in the face. Authorities say the victim escaped after Thompson fell asleep.

Officers say they found Thompson at his temporary job in North Haven and charged him with sexual assault, kidnapping, assault and threatening.

Pennsylvania’s sex offender registry says Thompson previously lived in Philadelphia and was convicted of rape in 1990.

Police say they expect to file more charges against Thompson for his alleged failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

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

NAMBLA – ACLU – IPCE activists for baby raping

he North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) is a New York City and San Francisco-based unincorporated organization operating in the United States that advocates the liberalisation of laws against sexual relations between adult men and adolescent young boys- resolving to “end the oppression of men and boys who have freely chosen mutually consenting relationships”. NAMBLA also calls for “the adoption of laws that both protect children from unwanted sexual experiences and at the same time leaving them free to determine the content of their own sexual experiences and age of consent.”

NAMBLA holds an annual gathering in New York City and monthly meetings around the country. In the early 1980s, NAMBLA was reported to have had over 300 members, and was supported by such noted figures as Allen Ginsberg. Since then, the organization has kept membership data private, but an undercover FBI investigation in 1995 discovered that there were 1,100 people on the rolls. It is the largest organization in the umbrella group IPCE – “International Pedophile and Child Emancipation”.

Since 1995, public criticism and law enforcement infiltration have heavily impaired the organization. Its national headquarters now consists of little more than a private mail box service in San Francisco and they rarely respond to inquiries. Some reports state that the group no longer has regular national meetings and few local monthly meetings as of the late 1990s to avoid local police infiltration.

Agenda of NAMBLA, pedophiles, and homosexual activists push for total sexual liberation under new gay rights movement:

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), now supporting the case for overturning Proposition 8, filed a lawsuit several years ago against the state of Kansas over the state’s criminal sodomy law involving children. The ACLU is defending Matthew Limon, a homosexual who committed sodomy against a 14-year-old boy in 2000. At the time of his crime, Simon was 18 years old. The ACLU is claiming that Limon’s conviction is unconstitutionally discriminatory because the penalties for sodomy with a minor are different than for heterosexual sex with a minor.

Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline says the fairness of Limon’s sentence should be a state legislative issue, not a constitutional one. According to Kline, “If the ACLU wins in the thrust of their arguments, it means the state has no right to say that it is illegal for an adult to have sex with a 13-year-old child.” Kline also fears that an ACLU victory will make it difficult for the state to enforce laws against polygamy, incest, bestiality, and other sexual perversions.

The effort to abolish “age of consent” laws has been a long-time goal of homosexual activists. The 1972 Gay Rights Platform, for example, called for the abolition of all laws prohibiting sex with children. The platform demands: “Repeal of all laws governing the age of sexual consent.”

In September, 1995, three homosexual activists published an essay entitled, “The State Of Gay Liberation” in Guide, a homosexual publication. The essay was authored by North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) co-founder David Thorstad, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor Richard D. Mohr, and San Francisco journalist Bruce Mirken.

Thorstad, of course, is a life-long pederast and homosexual activist who clearly describes the important linkage between homosexuality and pedophilia. In a speech given before a homosexual group in Mexico in 1998, Thorstad said: “Pederasty is the main form that male homosexuality has acquired throughout Western civilization-and not only in the West. Pederasty is inseparable from the high points of Western culture-ancient Greece and the Renaissance.” (David Thorstad, “Pederasty And Homosexuality,” NAMBLA web site)

Fellow author Professor Richard Mohr, is a homosexual activist who is an advocate for same-sex marriage and has said he hopes that homosexual marriage will remove “monogamy” from marriage altogether. (Stanley Kurtz, “Beyond Gay Marriage,” The Weekly Standard, Aug. 4-11, 2003)

Bruce Mirken is a homosexual and San Francisco journalist who was arrested in 1998 for attempting to have sex with a 13-year-old boy he had contacted through the Internet. When he entered a Sacramento park to sodomize the boy, he was met by police who had been tracking his activities on the Internet. The charges were eventually dropped against him on a technicality.

Sexual Liberation For Children
Thorstad and Professor Mohr want sexual liberation for children and Mirken believes that AIDS activism is what will help perpetuate and strengthen the homosexual movement.

According to David Thorstad, in “The State Of Gay Liberation,” homosexuals must get back to a “radical vision of sexual freedom for all. We need to reaffirm our place in the great variety of same-sex behaviors that exist-have always existed-in human societies. We dare not allow our homosexual gift to be alienated from us by the limited vision, stifling political correctness, and erotophobic provincialism.” In short, homosexuals should openly support the promotion of adult/child sex.

Professor Mohr argues that the use of “gay youth” is a key to gaining political and cultural victories in the U.S. He writes: “…these brave youth are key to culture’s change on gay issues. Thanks to them, increasingly, people know someone for whom being gay is an issue. Thanks to them the gay movement is achieving critical mass.” Bruce Mirken claims that radical AIDS activism is what will save the homosexual movement from decline.

The effort to push adult/child sex isn’t limited to these three homosexual activists. It is part of a larger movement. As author Mary Eberstadt wrote in “Pedophilia Chic: Reconsidered” in The Weekly Standard, (Jan. 1, 2001): “The reason why the public is being urged to reconsider boy pedophilia is that this ‘question,’ settled though it may be in the opinions and laws of the rest of the country, is demonstrably not yet settled within certain parts of the gay rights movement.” Eberstadt notes that as the homosexual movement becomes more mainstream, this “question” about adult/child sex will become more prominent. Homosexuals who desire sex with children will do exactly what the ACLU is doing in Kansas: Destroy all laws banning sex between adults and children.

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George Perez – Repeat Sex Offender – attacked child at school


Most of us feel safer knowing registered sex offenders cannot work or live near schools or day care facilities. But what if that registered sex offender is also a parent?

On Jan. 29, 2007, a ten-year-old girl was walking to East Side Elementary in Rogers when she noticed a man getting out of a grey minivan.

“The suspect grabbed her took her behind a shed. That’s when he groped her,” said Steve Helms of the Rogers Police Department.

That man was 30-year-old George Perez, a registered sex offender. He was also a parent of an East Side student.

“George Perez actually had been kind of lingering in the school,” said Beverly Engle of the Children’s Advocacy Center. Engle said Perez had been in the halls, observing children and driving around the school prior to the attack.

“I think there were some concerns that him victimizing that child may have been due to the fact that he had accessibility to that school at different times,” Engle said.

But at the time, there were no laws on the books keeping Perez — or other sex offenders — from being on school grounds.

“I know that offenders are going to schools because their children go there,” said Det. Leonard Graves of the Sex Offender Task Force.

“Tthey have families, they have children, which puts them in a church environment or a school environment around other children,” Engle said.

“Some of the schools know that parents have been charged in certain sex crimes of that nature, which could cause a problem,” Graves said.

But in the wake of the Perez attack, teachers, child advocates and lawmakers in Northwest Arkansas created House Bill 2336, which limits when a level 3 or 4 registered sex offender is allowed at school.

“I’m real concerned that even all schools are aware,” Engle said.

The law states that a convicted sex offender can only visit a school campus to drop off medicine or food as long as it’s delivered directly to the school office. If a sex offender is meeting for a parent teacher conference, he or she has to be escorted at all times.

But a convicted sex offender can’t be denied entrance to any school event where you have to buy a ticket, such as a football game. Graves says it would be discrimination to ban sex offenders from those types of events. But he added the added legislation is creating safer schools.

“An informed community is a safe community,” Graves said.

He said new laws in the future may help even more, “In 2009 there will probably be some more legislation that will streamline these laws a little more.”

Those potential laws may help prevent something like the Perez attack from happening again, but there are no laws on the books that prohibit those accused of sex crimes from being on school property, only those who’ve been found guilty.

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