Kenneth Dehart – Repeat Sex Offender – Sexual Predator Rapist

TAMPA — A convicted sexual offender has pleaded guilty to a 1997 sexual battery that took nearly a decade to solve.

Kenneth Dehart, 37, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison.

His victim was there to see Dehart for the first time since the attack. She didn’t make a public statement in court but was “very happy” about the outcome of the case, prosecutor Rita Peters said.

The victim was 46 when Dehart talked his way into her Tampa business, then restrained and raped her on Sept. 4, 1997. He told her that he’d committed sexual battery 200 times before.

The woman went straight to Tampa police after the attack. But nine years passed before a national DNA database linked the evidence to Dehart.

He appeared to have last been in Florida on Sept. 25, 1997, when he was extradited from Pinellas County to Arkansas on a fugitive warrant. In 2001, he was convicted of sexual assault in Illinois and classified as a sexual predator.

He spent about five years in prison. Soon after his February 2006 release, Tampa police got word that the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System found him to be a match for the local unsolved rape.

The victim quickly picked him out of a photo lineup. Authorities arrested him in Minnesota.

Tampa police suspected then that Dehart might be a serial rapist. But so far, detectives have not linked him to any other rapes, police spokeswoman Janelle McGregor said Thursday.

Dehart pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery with threats of force.

The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office dropped burglary and robbery charges against him because the statute of limitations had run out, Peters said. He now is classified in Florida, too, as a sexual predator.

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

Kenneth Dehart – Repeat Sex Offender – Sexual Predator Rapist

TAMPA — A convicted sexual offender has pleaded guilty to a 1997 sexual battery that took nearly a decade to solve.

Kenneth Dehart, 37, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison.

His victim was there to see Dehart for the first time since the attack. She didn’t make a public statement in court but was “very happy” about the outcome of the case, prosecutor Rita Peters said.

The victim was 46 when Dehart talked his way into her Tampa business, then restrained and raped her on Sept. 4, 1997. He told her that he’d committed sexual battery 200 times before.

The woman went straight to Tampa police after the attack. But nine years passed before a national DNA database linked the evidence to Dehart.

He appeared to have last been in Florida on Sept. 25, 1997, when he was extradited from Pinellas County to Arkansas on a fugitive warrant. In 2001, he was convicted of sexual assault in Illinois and classified as a sexual predator.

He spent about five years in prison. Soon after his February 2006 release, Tampa police got word that the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System found him to be a match for the local unsolved rape.

The victim quickly picked him out of a photo lineup. Authorities arrested him in Minnesota.

Tampa police suspected then that Dehart might be a serial rapist. But so far, detectives have not linked him to any other rapes, police spokeswoman Janelle McGregor said Thursday.

Dehart pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery with threats of force.

The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office dropped burglary and robbery charges against him because the statute of limitations had run out, Peters said. He now is classified in Florida, too, as a sexual predator.

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

Keith Hernandez – Labels self "Sexual Predator"

Some of the images included nude babies and toddlers and one image was of a nude pre-teen girl with a knife held to her stomach and the words “cut me slut hurt me” written in red.


HOUSTON — A League City man will spend the next 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography. Keith Hernandez, 24, will also have to register as a sex offender upon release from prison.

Hernandez was arrested in 2005 after an online sting conducted by the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Investigators with the attorney general’s office were tipped off to Hernandez’s Yahoo.com profile.

On the profile, Hernandez listed his occupation as “Sexual Predator” and posted several photos that investigators found to be child porn. A raid of Hernandez’s League City home uncovered more than 2,000 child pornography photos and 153 child porn movies on his computer hard drive.

Some of the images included nude babies and toddlers and one image was of a nude pre-teen girl with a knife held to her stomach and the words “cut me slut hurt me” written in red.

Jason Austin Zimmerman – Repeat Sex Offender

Zimmerman, a registered sex offender from Elizabethville, had been on probation in Pennsylvania for an earlier conviction for child pornography and sexual abuse of a child, a Nassau police spokeswoman said.


Nassau police say Jason Austin Zimmerman, 33, of Elizabethville, PA, carried on a four-month relationship with an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old. Zimmerman, a convicted sex offender, sent indecent pictures and used a live Web camera feed, police said. Now, Zimmerman, 33, has been brought to Nassau County to be arraigned on 22 criminal counts, including child endangerment and dissemination of indecent material to a child, police said.
During a four-month relationship online, a Pennsylvania child molester thought he was messaging with a 14-year-old.

Actually, the felon, Jason Austin Zimmerman, was sending indecent pictures and a live Web camera feed to an undercover Nassau police detective masquerading as the teenager, authorities said Friday.

Zimmerman, 33, was brought to Nassau County and arraigned on 22 criminal counts, including child endangerment and dissemination of indecent material to a child, police said.

Zimmerman pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $700,000 bail. Zimmerman is represented by an attorney from the Legal Aid Society, and is due back in court Tuesday.

Zimmerman, a registered sex offender from Elizabethville, had been on probation in Pennsylvania for an earlier conviction for child pornography and sexual abuse of a child, a Nassau police spokeswoman said.

He was convicted Aug. 6, 2007, in Pennsylvania on the child sex abuse charges, according to the state’s records.

The risqué communication between Zimmerman and who he thought was a 14-year-old — police said their policy is not to disclose the sex the detective pretends to be — took place between September 2007 and January 2008, police said.

Because of the Nassau investigation’s findings, Pennsylvania authorities revoked Zimmerman’s probation and sentenced him to 4 to 14 years in prison, the Nassau spokeswoman said.

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

Jason Austin Zimmerman – Repeat Sex Offender

Zimmerman, a registered sex offender from Elizabethville, had been on probation in Pennsylvania for an earlier conviction for child pornography and sexual abuse of a child, a Nassau police spokeswoman said.


Nassau police say Jason Austin Zimmerman, 33, of Elizabethville, PA, carried on a four-month relationship with an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old. Zimmerman, a convicted sex offender, sent indecent pictures and used a live Web camera feed, police said. Now, Zimmerman, 33, has been brought to Nassau County to be arraigned on 22 criminal counts, including child endangerment and dissemination of indecent material to a child, police said.
During a four-month relationship online, a Pennsylvania child molester thought he was messaging with a 14-year-old.

Actually, the felon, Jason Austin Zimmerman, was sending indecent pictures and a live Web camera feed to an undercover Nassau police detective masquerading as the teenager, authorities said Friday.

Zimmerman, 33, was brought to Nassau County and arraigned on 22 criminal counts, including child endangerment and dissemination of indecent material to a child, police said.

Zimmerman pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $700,000 bail. Zimmerman is represented by an attorney from the Legal Aid Society, and is due back in court Tuesday.

Zimmerman, a registered sex offender from Elizabethville, had been on probation in Pennsylvania for an earlier conviction for child pornography and sexual abuse of a child, a Nassau police spokeswoman said.

He was convicted Aug. 6, 2007, in Pennsylvania on the child sex abuse charges, according to the state’s records.

The risqué communication between Zimmerman and who he thought was a 14-year-old — police said their policy is not to disclose the sex the detective pretends to be — took place between September 2007 and January 2008, police said.

Because of the Nassau investigation’s findings, Pennsylvania authorities revoked Zimmerman’s probation and sentenced him to 4 to 14 years in prison, the Nassau spokeswoman said.

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

Wynford Eugene Murray – Repeat Sex Offender Picks and Chooses which laws he’ll abide by

Investigation by the two departments revealed that Murray was convicted in New York in 1997 for two counts of child molestation on two girls, ages 3 and 5.


A transient who was suspected of downloading child pornography at a Redondo Beach library will stand trial for failing to register as a sex offender, a judge ruled Friday.

Wynford Eugene Murray, 35, was never charged over the alleged child pornography, but faces a possible 25 years to life in prison if convicted of failing to register because such a conviction could count as a third strike.

During a preliminary hearing in Torrance Superior Court, Murray’s former girlfriend said she reported Murray after finding child pornography in his backpack last summer.

The girlfriend, also a transient who met Murray at a church that feeds the homeless in December, testified that the photos were “sick” and she thought reporting him “was the right thing to do.”

After his arrest in Long Beach in August, he wrote her a letter in which he apologized, and said he did not register because he was trying to forget his past.

Los Angeles police Sgt. John Alviani, the former head of the Registration Enforcement and Compliance Team in the San Fernando Valley, said he became aware of Wynford in February.

A Canoga Park resident reported that she allowed Murray to live in a room in her house for free in exchange for chores, Alviani said during questioning by Deputy District Attorney Ann Lee.

However, she told Alviani she kicked Murray out in December. She said she found him printing pornography on her computer, then searched his room and found pictures of children and a sex offender registration form from Virginia.

The Los Angeles police issued a warrant for his arrest, but Murray had moved to Redondo Beach, where he was living under the pier, according to his girlfriend and police.

Redondo Beach police Sgt. Shawn Freeman said his department began looking for Murray because of the possible child pornography use.

Investigation by the two departments revealed that Murray was convicted in New York in 1997 for two counts of child molestation on two girls, ages 3 and 5.

As a result of that conviction, Murray was required to register as a sex offender after serving six months in jail.

However, he did not, and moved to Virginia, where he was arrested and convicted in 2006 for failing to register, according to Alviani.

Freeman obtained Murray’s registration files from various law enforcement agencies in New York and Virginia, and said Murray had signed documents that stated he may have to register if he moved to other states.

However, under cross-examination by Murray’s attorney, Deputy Alternate Public Defender Ernestine Odom, Freeman agreed that none of those documents specifically said Murray would have to register in California.

Odom also questioned whether it was clear her client was living in the state, or just visiting.

Freeman said Murray was collecting welfare benefits from the states, and his former girlfriend and landlord place him in California for an extended period of time.

Judge Laura Ellison, though, said it appeared to her that Murray was living in the state and that he knew he was required to register based on the letter he sent to his former girlfriend.

Murray remains held on $1million bail and will return to court Dec. 5.

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

Wynford Eugene Murray – Repeat Sex Offender Picks and Chooses which laws he’ll abide by

Investigation by the two departments revealed that Murray was convicted in New York in 1997 for two counts of child molestation on two girls, ages 3 and 5.


A transient who was suspected of downloading child pornography at a Redondo Beach library will stand trial for failing to register as a sex offender, a judge ruled Friday.

Wynford Eugene Murray, 35, was never charged over the alleged child pornography, but faces a possible 25 years to life in prison if convicted of failing to register because such a conviction could count as a third strike.

During a preliminary hearing in Torrance Superior Court, Murray’s former girlfriend said she reported Murray after finding child pornography in his backpack last summer.

The girlfriend, also a transient who met Murray at a church that feeds the homeless in December, testified that the photos were “sick” and she thought reporting him “was the right thing to do.”

After his arrest in Long Beach in August, he wrote her a letter in which he apologized, and said he did not register because he was trying to forget his past.

Los Angeles police Sgt. John Alviani, the former head of the Registration Enforcement and Compliance Team in the San Fernando Valley, said he became aware of Wynford in February.

A Canoga Park resident reported that she allowed Murray to live in a room in her house for free in exchange for chores, Alviani said during questioning by Deputy District Attorney Ann Lee.

However, she told Alviani she kicked Murray out in December. She said she found him printing pornography on her computer, then searched his room and found pictures of children and a sex offender registration form from Virginia.

The Los Angeles police issued a warrant for his arrest, but Murray had moved to Redondo Beach, where he was living under the pier, according to his girlfriend and police.

Redondo Beach police Sgt. Shawn Freeman said his department began looking for Murray because of the possible child pornography use.

Investigation by the two departments revealed that Murray was convicted in New York in 1997 for two counts of child molestation on two girls, ages 3 and 5.

As a result of that conviction, Murray was required to register as a sex offender after serving six months in jail.

However, he did not, and moved to Virginia, where he was arrested and convicted in 2006 for failing to register, according to Alviani.

Freeman obtained Murray’s registration files from various law enforcement agencies in New York and Virginia, and said Murray had signed documents that stated he may have to register if he moved to other states.

However, under cross-examination by Murray’s attorney, Deputy Alternate Public Defender Ernestine Odom, Freeman agreed that none of those documents specifically said Murray would have to register in California.

Odom also questioned whether it was clear her client was living in the state, or just visiting.

Freeman said Murray was collecting welfare benefits from the states, and his former girlfriend and landlord place him in California for an extended period of time.

Judge Laura Ellison, though, said it appeared to her that Murray was living in the state and that he knew he was required to register based on the letter he sent to his former girlfriend.

Murray remains held on $1million bail and will return to court Dec. 5.

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