Mitchell Brokob – Child Predator Pleads Guilty

A child predator who robbed a 12-year old girl of her innocence did show some mercy Thursday in a Niagara County courtroom.

Mitchell Brokob pleaded guilty to all counts, sparing his young victim a trial.

Law enforcers spent hundreds of man hours working the high profile case that put the City of North Tonawanda on edge for months.

Elizabeth Donatello said, “This kind of crime shocks the core of any community.”

41-year-old Mitchell Brokob admits he wore a mask when he grabbed a 12-year-old neighbor at knife point in March, dragged her into an abandoned house and sexually assaulted her.

Police say he made the victim swallow a date rape drug. The girl later escaped out a window by tying sheets together.

North Tonawanda Police Chief Randy Szukala said, “Everybody here that has families; you have a little girl telling you the story which is probably the most terrible thing that could probably happen to anybody in their life.”

“Everybody banded together; not only in this department but in all the departments that assisted us; everybody had the same attitude.”

Police from several agencies pitched in, going door to door taking DNA swabs from men who agreed to the test. Brokob was one of the men who gave a sample, giving police the break they needed.

Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Donatello said, “The family is thrilled. They’re very happy. They called it a Christmas gift for their daughter. She is an incredible child, a little girl that has shown bravery beyond her years.”

A Niagara County Court judge told Brokob he’ll face 25 years to life in prison for the attack. He is expected to plead guilty to federal child pornography charges in the coming weeks. He will serve twenty years in federal prison first before finishing his state sentence.

Prosecutors say Brokob believes he’ll get better care for his medical conditions in a federal facility.

Niagara County District Attorney Michael Violante said, “I think the end result is that we have a very dangerous man in jail, maybe for the rest of his life; that’s all that’s important to us.”

Brokob faces 25 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced for the attack in March.

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Corey "Magnificent" Davis – GUILTY sex trafficking

A New York man was sentenced Friday to more than 24 years in prison for sex trafficking a 12-year-old girl in a case authorities say was a modern form of slavery.

Corey “Magnificent” Davis, 36, was sentenced to 293 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Janet Hall after pleading guilty in March to a federal sex trafficking charge.

Prosecutors say Davis forced girls as young as 12 to work as dancers and prostitutes, confining them to a house in Queens, N.Y., while he lived a life of luxury that included driving a Mercedes and wearing expensive jewelry.

“The court cannot find words to describe the obscenity of Mr. Davis’ acts,” Hall said.

Davis, who represented himself after firing his third attorney, denied the allegations and had sought unsuccessfully to withdraw his earlier guilty plea. The charge he pleaded guilty to as part of a plea agreement involves one victim.

Davis said he had poor legal representation and the case was based on lies.

“I take full responsibility for living my life in a way completely contrary to the morals and values of a lot of people who showed me a better way by their example,” he said.

Davis rejected prosecutors’ comparison of slavery, saying that was offensive to slaves, who he called the true victims.

Davis lured victims to his operation with promises of modeling contracts and a glamorous lifestyle. Davis then forced them into a grueling schedule of dancing and performing at strip clubs in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. When the clubs closed, Davis forced the victims to walk the streets until 4:00 or 5:00 A.M. propositioning customers. The indictment also alleged that Davis beat many of the victims to force them to work for him and that he also used physical abuse as punishment for disobeying the stringent rules he imposed to isolate and control them.

The victims earned up to $5,000 a night in these activities, which Davis confiscated and kept for himself. When arrested in December 2006, Davis was driving a Mercedes Benz, one of several cars that he owned, was wearing a watch appraised at $91,000, and was carrying approximately $30,000 in cash.

“Preying on vulnerable women and girls is not only abhorrent, it is illegal,” said Grace Chung Becker, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. “The Justice Department remains committed to combating all forms of human trafficking, and prosecuting those who seek to profit by exploiting vulnerable members of society.”

Marquis B. Williams – Juvenile Repeat Sex Offender

An Augusta teenager accused of sexually assaulting two younger relatives pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges.

After hearing of the difficulty in bringing the case to trial, the Richmond County Superior Court judge accepted a plea deal for Marquis B. Williams, 17. Mr. Williams was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years on probation for two counts of child molestation.

The May assaults weren’t Mr. Williams’ first. In April 2004, he was charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Those charges were transferred to juvenile court.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Marquis B. Williams – Juvenile Repeat Sex Offender

An Augusta teenager accused of sexually assaulting two younger relatives pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges.

After hearing of the difficulty in bringing the case to trial, the Richmond County Superior Court judge accepted a plea deal for Marquis B. Williams, 17. Mr. Williams was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years on probation for two counts of child molestation.

The May assaults weren’t Mr. Williams’ first. In April 2004, he was charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Those charges were transferred to juvenile court.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Andrew Castillo – Repeat Sex Offender – INTERNET PREDATOR

It’s the second time for Andrew Castillo, 23 of Denver, to be back behind bars for a similar crime, according to Jefferson County District Attorney investigators.

Castillo was arrested Monday night in Denver for Internet luring of a child, a class 4 felony.

According to the arrest affidavit, Castillo called himself “Andycolorado.” During the conversation with a police officer posing as an underage child in an online chat room, Castillo asked the officer if she liked older guys and the response was “I like guys who don’t bs.”

He also asked the child how old she was and the age was provided to Castillo (under the age of 15), which legally makes the child a minor.

Castillo also asked the child if she could come to his home. He asked for a phone number and used that number later. He also sent a picture of himself and provided his real name which was matched by investigators to his on-file mug shot and driver’s license.

Two years ago, Castillo was arrested for criminal attempted sexual assault on a child after a highly-publicized multi-agency law enforcement sting.

The sting focused on online chat rooms where potential predators would talk about having sex with whom they thought were minor children. Instead, they were undercover law enforcement officers.

When 14 of the men on the chat lines showed up at a home to meet whom they thought would be an underage girl, they were confronted by SWAT team members and arrested.

Andrew Castillo was one of those men. He was on parole when he was arrested Monday night for the new sex charge. He is also a registered sex offender.

Because of Castillo’s parole status, if he is found guilty he could be sentenced to anywhere from four to 12 years.

Bond was set at $100,000, even though Castillo is not eligible because he violated parole.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Andrew Castillo – Repeat Sex Offender – INTERNET PREDATOR

It’s the second time for Andrew Castillo, 23 of Denver, to be back behind bars for a similar crime, according to Jefferson County District Attorney investigators.

Castillo was arrested Monday night in Denver for Internet luring of a child, a class 4 felony.

According to the arrest affidavit, Castillo called himself “Andycolorado.” During the conversation with a police officer posing as an underage child in an online chat room, Castillo asked the officer if she liked older guys and the response was “I like guys who don’t bs.”

He also asked the child how old she was and the age was provided to Castillo (under the age of 15), which legally makes the child a minor.

Castillo also asked the child if she could come to his home. He asked for a phone number and used that number later. He also sent a picture of himself and provided his real name which was matched by investigators to his on-file mug shot and driver’s license.

Two years ago, Castillo was arrested for criminal attempted sexual assault on a child after a highly-publicized multi-agency law enforcement sting.

The sting focused on online chat rooms where potential predators would talk about having sex with whom they thought were minor children. Instead, they were undercover law enforcement officers.

When 14 of the men on the chat lines showed up at a home to meet whom they thought would be an underage girl, they were confronted by SWAT team members and arrested.

Andrew Castillo was one of those men. He was on parole when he was arrested Monday night for the new sex charge. He is also a registered sex offender.

Because of Castillo’s parole status, if he is found guilty he could be sentenced to anywhere from four to 12 years.

Bond was set at $100,000, even though Castillo is not eligible because he violated parole.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Thomas S. Brulotte – Repeat Sex Offender – Repeat Baby Raper

A convicted sex offender was sentenced Friday to prison for molesting a 13-year-old girl — five years after molesting another girl at his wife’s day care facility.

Thomas S. Brulotte, 45, will serve a minimum of eight and a half years to life in prison. If he gets out, he’ll have to register as a sex offender and remain in community custody for sexually molesting the girl.

“It’s a good decision based on his record and our concern for community safety,” said Yakima County deputy prosecutor Patti Powers.

Brulotte was previously convicted of molesting a 9-year-old girl in 2002.

At that time, his wife provided day care to several children, including the victim.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Thomas S. Brulotte – Repeat Sex Offender – Repeat Baby Raper

A convicted sex offender was sentenced Friday to prison for molesting a 13-year-old girl — five years after molesting another girl at his wife’s day care facility.

Thomas S. Brulotte, 45, will serve a minimum of eight and a half years to life in prison. If he gets out, he’ll have to register as a sex offender and remain in community custody for sexually molesting the girl.

“It’s a good decision based on his record and our concern for community safety,” said Yakima County deputy prosecutor Patti Powers.

Brulotte was previously convicted of molesting a 9-year-old girl in 2002.

At that time, his wife provided day care to several children, including the victim.

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

………Sarah Tofte