Rickey Allen Robbins Skips Out on Parole 2 Days After Release

There is a parole board warrant out for sex offender Rickey Allen Robbins, who absconded his parole supervision just two days after he was released from an Oregon prison.


A serial sex offender who was arrested earlier this year for fleeing his parole supervision was released from prison again last week — and he promptly went on the lam.

Rickey Allen Robbins, who has a history of rape and viewing child pornography, was released from the Oregon State Penitentiary Dec. 10, and on Dec. 12 a warrant was issued for his arrest for failing to meet with his parole officer.

“I am extremely concerned about public safety,” said his parole officer Fawn Teague. “If anyone sees Robbins they need to call 911, stay away and don’t try to apprehend him.”

This is not the first time Robbins, 58, has violated his probation terms.

In 1983, Robbins was convicted and served time for breaking into an Oregon woman’s home and raping her. The victim was able to escape, shoot Robbins and help apprehend him. When Robbins was let out on parole in 2007 he fled from his parole supervision.

Rickey Allen Robbins Skips Out on Parole 2 Days After Release

There is a parole board warrant out for sex offender Rickey Allen Robbins, who absconded his parole supervision just two days after he was released from an Oregon prison.


A serial sex offender who was arrested earlier this year for fleeing his parole supervision was released from prison again last week — and he promptly went on the lam.

Rickey Allen Robbins, who has a history of rape and viewing child pornography, was released from the Oregon State Penitentiary Dec. 10, and on Dec. 12 a warrant was issued for his arrest for failing to meet with his parole officer.

“I am extremely concerned about public safety,” said his parole officer Fawn Teague. “If anyone sees Robbins they need to call 911, stay away and don’t try to apprehend him.”

This is not the first time Robbins, 58, has violated his probation terms.

In 1983, Robbins was convicted and served time for breaking into an Oregon woman’s home and raping her. The victim was able to escape, shoot Robbins and help apprehend him. When Robbins was let out on parole in 2007 he fled from his parole supervision.

Jerry Ray Phillips – 3 years for Failure to Register under the Adam Walsh Act

Follow the law or return to jail.


United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 28-year-old Atlanta, Texas man has been sentenced for federal sex offender registry violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

Jerry Ray Phillips pleaded guilty to the felony offense of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender on September 19, 2008 and was sentenced today to 36 months in federal prison by United States District Judge John Ward.

The Adam Walsh Act, which is found in 18 United States Code 2250, makes it a crime for a sex offender to travel in interstate commerce, and fail to register as a sex offender in the state where he plans to reside, work, or attend school.

According to information presented in court, in 2004, Phillips was convicted of a 2nd degree felony of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact in Cass, County Texas, and was sentenced to two years imprisonment. In 2006, he was notified by prison officials that he was to register annually as a sex offender. After registering initially in Texas, Phillips moved to Arkansas and New York to reside. However, he failed to register as a sexual offender in either of those states, in direct violation of the Adam Walsh Act. Phillips was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 3, 2008.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Denise Simpson.

Jerry Ray Phillips – 3 years for Failure to Register under the Adam Walsh Act

Follow the law or return to jail.


United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 28-year-old Atlanta, Texas man has been sentenced for federal sex offender registry violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

Jerry Ray Phillips pleaded guilty to the felony offense of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender on September 19, 2008 and was sentenced today to 36 months in federal prison by United States District Judge John Ward.

The Adam Walsh Act, which is found in 18 United States Code 2250, makes it a crime for a sex offender to travel in interstate commerce, and fail to register as a sex offender in the state where he plans to reside, work, or attend school.

According to information presented in court, in 2004, Phillips was convicted of a 2nd degree felony of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact in Cass, County Texas, and was sentenced to two years imprisonment. In 2006, he was notified by prison officials that he was to register annually as a sex offender. After registering initially in Texas, Phillips moved to Arkansas and New York to reside. However, he failed to register as a sexual offender in either of those states, in direct violation of the Adam Walsh Act. Phillips was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 3, 2008.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Denise Simpson.

Travis Alan Smith – Compulsive Child Porn – Day Care Molestor

Twelve counts of possession of child pornography were filed last week against a Moore man, already facing charges of rape by instrumentation and lewd acts with a child filed April 25 in connection with the alleged molestation of a 6-year-old girl at a Moore home day care.

Travis Alan Smith, 24, is accused of uploading the child pornography on at least nine dates between Aug. 2 and Nov. 13.

According to Moore police, Smith allegedly opened an account with a photo sharing Web site, and was banned from the Web site after administrators found he violated their terms of service by uploading child pornography. The defendant then would re-open a different account with different e-mail addresses and screen names and upload more child pornography until he was banned again. Police said this went on at least nine times between Aug. 2 and Nov. 13.

Police served a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and reportedly found several images of child pornography on his computer hard drives.

Smith was arrested in April for allegedly having molested a girl on two separate occasions between May 2007 and February 2008.

According to police, Smith’s wife operated a day care out of the couple’s Moore home in the 1100 block of Elmhurst between May and November 2007, when the first incident occurred. The couple moved into the wife’s mother’s home in the 600 block of Emerwood in Moore sometime between November 2007 and February 2008, when the second incident is alleged to have happened. In both incidents, Smith is accused of waking the girl from a nap and molesting her.

Smith faces a Dec. 16 preliminary hearing conference in that matter.

At the time of his arrest last April, Smith allegedly admitted to police he’d downloaded child pornography on his mother-in-law’s computer while living with her in Moore. Smith’s mother-in-law reportedly gave detectives her consent to search the computer Smith had used, and a forensic examination of the computer revealed several images of child pornography.

An arrest warrant was issued for Smith, requesting he be held on $500,000 bond.

Frank Corrigan Conahan – School Counselor – 5 years for child porn

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Frank Corrigan Conahan, 47, of Waldorf, on Tuesday to 5 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for distributing child pornography, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

As part of his supervised release, Judge Chasanow ordered that Conahan could have no unsupervised access to minors and no access to internet enabled computer or other device without prior written approval of and monitoring by the U.S. Probation Office. Upon his release from prison, Conahan must also register as a sex offender in the area where he resides and works.

Conahan resigned as a behavioral specialist with the Charles County Public Schools at the time the federal indictment was returned on August 4, 2008.

According to his guilty plea, FBI agents identified Conahan as the individual who sent 33 emails containing images documenting the sexual abuse of children to a trader of child pornography in Ohio from May to October 2007. Agents searched Conahan’s residence on July 17, 2008 and Conahan admitted that he distributed images of child pornography to AOL users that he met in AOL chat rooms from his basement computer. As part of his plea agreement, Conahan admits that he distributed between 10 and 150 images of child pornography to the trader of child pornography in Ohio.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.

Eric Achenbach – Teacher charged with Child Porn after his stash is discovered

A teacher at Brattleboro Union High School was placed on administrative leave after a pair of hunters discovered child pornography near his property.

According to court documents, Eric Achenbach, 59, of Vernon, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of possession of child pornography. Achenbach teaches digital media, computer graphics and programming at BUHS.

When police confronted Achenbach about ownership of the chest found by the hunters, he admitted it was his and told police that he had hidden it in the woods seven to eight years ago, after he moved from Dover. Achenbach also admitted to knowing that the chest contained child pornography.

He told police he obtained “a large amount of the material while at the Downtown Campus,” an off-site branch of BUHS that was located on Main Street. Achenbach also told police that hard drives found in his home Dec. 12 contained child pornography.

His computer was confiscated and is being analyzed by the Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Two hunters from Vernon were in the woods behind the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Route 142 on Nov. 29 when they discovered a wooden platform with several loose planks.

When the two men moved the planks, they found a black plastic bag containing a purple-colored chest. The men opened the chest and found that it contained child pornography.

After returning the chest to where they found it, the men notified Vernon police and led them to the platform.

Upon first inspection, police found pictures of adult males engaging in sexual acts with prepubescent girls. The chest was brought to the Vernon Police Department where members of the Southeastern Unit for Special Investigations catalogued its contents.

The chest was discovered to contain three-ring binders categorized by age with pictures of children as young as infants to the age of 15 either in sexually explicit poses or engaging in sexual acts with an adult.

Also in the chest were various pictures of pornography with Achenbach digitally imposed into the photos, according to Deputy Sheriff Mark Anderson, who spends three days a week as a special investigator for the Windham County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Anderson is also BUHS’ student resource officer.

Achenbach was identified because the chest contained papers with his name on them and a picture of him with his 1981 class at Deerfield Elementary School in Wilmington. Other identifying items included several envelopes addressed to Achenbach and a folder labeled “me,” which contained pictures of the accused.

The investigation was conducted by SUSI, with members from the Windham County Sheriff’s Department and the Vernon and Brattleboro police departments.

Achenbach was released with the conditions that he not come into contact with anyone under 16 years old and that he not use computers or the Internet. If tried and convicted of the charge, he could spend up to five years in jail. He could also be fined up to $10,000.

Craig Dinwiddie – Teacher charged for distributing child porn

A longtime Gonzales High School teacher facing two felony charges for distributing and possessing child pornography is seeking a plea agreement, his attorney said Tuesday.

Craig Dinwiddie, 52, faces up to three years and eight months in prison for charges stemming from his July 24 arrest after an investigation in which child pornography was allegedly found on his computer.

Dinwiddie is due in the Salinas courtroom of Superior Court Judge Larry E. Hayes at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, when he could enter a plea, said his attorney.

“We’re still talking about a disposition. It’s possible that it will happen on Thursday,” attorney Joseph Cisneros, who is representing Dinwiddie, said. “Between now and then, we’re going to continue to work with the district attorney and the court to try to determine whether there can be a resolution.”

If no deal is cut, Dinwiddie is scheduled to stand trial March 2.

Dinwiddie was arrested two months after San Jose police received a tip that two people received child pornography from a computer in Gonzales.

Gonzales Police Chief Paul Miller said the tip led to a search of Dinwiddie’s residence in June, when his computer was seized.

No local children are among those pictured in the alleged child pornography, Miller said, but police seized photos of local students, taken without their knowledge, which “focused on various parts of the body.”

The Gonzales Unified School District placed Dinwiddie on paid leave after learning of the investigation, but the leave became unpaid, in accordance with state law, after criminal charges were filed.

Dinwiddie has been ordered not to be around children without an adult present while he is free on bail.

Kim Abney – Repeat Sex Offender – Tries to grab girl from her porch


A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted a convicted sex offender on two charges of abduction.

Dayton police said Kim Abney, 52, is accused of trying to grab a 9-year-old girl off her front porch last week. The girl’s family shares a duplex with Abney on McLain Street.

The child’s mother, Kathleen Washabaugh, said she ran outside when she heard her daughter screaming.

“I didn’t know what was going on, so I grabbed her up and asked him what the hell he was doing,” Washabaugh said. “He just stood back and looked at me like he was stunned that I came outside and caught him in the middle of it.”

Police said Abney tried pulling the child over the wall that divides the duplex’s porch. They said their initial investigation showed that Abney also may have licked the girl’s face.

“He said he was sorry and that all he did was lick her,” Washabaugh said. “He apologized and asked me not to call the cops because he said he had priors.”

Dayton police said Abney’s sex offender status stems from a conviction in San Diego in 1992. Officers said he was convicted on a charge of committing a lewd or lascivious with a child under 14.

Abney is in the Montgomery County Jail on $150,000 bond.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Kim Abney – Repeat Sex Offender – Tries to grab girl from her porch


A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted a convicted sex offender on two charges of abduction.

Dayton police said Kim Abney, 52, is accused of trying to grab a 9-year-old girl off her front porch last week. The girl’s family shares a duplex with Abney on McLain Street.

The child’s mother, Kathleen Washabaugh, said she ran outside when she heard her daughter screaming.

“I didn’t know what was going on, so I grabbed her up and asked him what the hell he was doing,” Washabaugh said. “He just stood back and looked at me like he was stunned that I came outside and caught him in the middle of it.”

Police said Abney tried pulling the child over the wall that divides the duplex’s porch. They said their initial investigation showed that Abney also may have licked the girl’s face.

“He said he was sorry and that all he did was lick her,” Washabaugh said. “He apologized and asked me not to call the cops because he said he had priors.”

Dayton police said Abney’s sex offender status stems from a conviction in San Diego in 1992. Officers said he was convicted on a charge of committing a lewd or lascivious with a child under 14.

Abney is in the Montgomery County Jail on $150,000 bond.

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

………Sarah Tofte