Jeffrey Alan Wasley – Child Predator – Pedophile – Magician

More than 5,000 images of child pornography and other sexually exploitative materials were seized from a former Kennesaw youth minister and magician’s home computer, according to a 14-page federal complaint.

Jeffrey Alan Wasley, 37, was indicted Monday by a federal grand jury on charges of producing and receiving child pornography. Wasley is accused of taking videos of boys —- some as young as 4 years old —- while they were using public restrooms.

He is being held in an undisclosed location pending a Dec. 30 bond hearing.

If he is convicted, the charges carry a total maximum sentence of 70 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000, said Patrick Crosby, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office.

Wasley was known as “Magic Jeff” when he performed his popular magic act at amusement parks, local hospitals and schools. He last performed at American Adventures amusement park in Marietta, where he was employed as a magician.

He also served as youth minister for Calvary Jesus Church in Kennesaw. The investigation of Wasley began in July, when he was arrested by Cobb police on child molestation charges, which are still pending.

Two boys, ages 5 and 7, told detectives Wasley approached them in the restroom of a Target store at 740 Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw. He is accused of pulling down the pants of the 7-year-old to tuck in his shirt. The boy wasn’t wearing underwear, according to the federal complaint.

The 5-year-old said Wasley was standing behind him while he was using the restroom. The child reported hearing clicking noises, like pictures were being taken.

When police searched Wasley’s home, they found six videos on his computer showing young boys, between ages 4 and 8, using the restroom, according to the complaint.

Since the video equipment Wasley is accused of using was manufactured in China, he could be charged with violating federal interstate commerce laws.

“This defendant’s actions are especially disturbing because he was allegedly surreptitiously filming young boys in public restrooms,” U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias said in a statement. “In addition, he had allegedly collected a large amount of child pornography, actions which support a market designed solely to sexually exploit children for others’ sick enjoyment.”

Wasley was arrested again on Dec. 11, when the Cobb SWAT team arrived at his home to serve him with a warrant for the federal charges.

He barricaded himself in the basement of his home and tried to commit suicide by cutting himself.

Wasley worked as a magician under the name Magic Jeff. On his Web site, magicjeff.com, he claims he has performed at Six Flags, Cub Scout troops, Home Depot and a long list of local schools.

Jeffrey Alan Wasley – Child Predator – Pedophile – Magician

More than 5,000 images of child pornography and other sexually exploitative materials were seized from a former Kennesaw youth minister and magician’s home computer, according to a 14-page federal complaint.

Jeffrey Alan Wasley, 37, was indicted Monday by a federal grand jury on charges of producing and receiving child pornography. Wasley is accused of taking videos of boys —- some as young as 4 years old —- while they were using public restrooms.

He is being held in an undisclosed location pending a Dec. 30 bond hearing.

If he is convicted, the charges carry a total maximum sentence of 70 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000, said Patrick Crosby, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office.

Wasley was known as “Magic Jeff” when he performed his popular magic act at amusement parks, local hospitals and schools. He last performed at American Adventures amusement park in Marietta, where he was employed as a magician.

He also served as youth minister for Calvary Jesus Church in Kennesaw. The investigation of Wasley began in July, when he was arrested by Cobb police on child molestation charges, which are still pending.

Two boys, ages 5 and 7, told detectives Wasley approached them in the restroom of a Target store at 740 Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw. He is accused of pulling down the pants of the 7-year-old to tuck in his shirt. The boy wasn’t wearing underwear, according to the federal complaint.

The 5-year-old said Wasley was standing behind him while he was using the restroom. The child reported hearing clicking noises, like pictures were being taken.

When police searched Wasley’s home, they found six videos on his computer showing young boys, between ages 4 and 8, using the restroom, according to the complaint.

Since the video equipment Wasley is accused of using was manufactured in China, he could be charged with violating federal interstate commerce laws.

“This defendant’s actions are especially disturbing because he was allegedly surreptitiously filming young boys in public restrooms,” U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias said in a statement. “In addition, he had allegedly collected a large amount of child pornography, actions which support a market designed solely to sexually exploit children for others’ sick enjoyment.”

Wasley was arrested again on Dec. 11, when the Cobb SWAT team arrived at his home to serve him with a warrant for the federal charges.

He barricaded himself in the basement of his home and tried to commit suicide by cutting himself.

Wasley worked as a magician under the name Magic Jeff. On his Web site, magicjeff.com, he claims he has performed at Six Flags, Cub Scout troops, Home Depot and a long list of local schools.

Robert E. Murphy – Repeat Sex Offender – Rapes woman on hiking trail next door

  • CRIMINAL DEVIATE CONDUCT
  • Conviction Date: 02/06/2002
  • SEXUAL BATTERY
  • Conviction Date: 09/25/2001


Bloomington police have arrested a man in connection with an attack on a woman who was running on the Rails to Trails path.

Robert E. Murphy, 27, faces preliminary charges of criminal deviate conduct, sexual battery, robbery, confinement and intimidation. He was booked into jail just after midnight Sunday.

Bloomington police were called just before 3 p.m. Saturday when a woman stopped three people on the trail to say she’d just been attacked. When police arrived, the witnesses were able to provide a description of a man seen running from the woods just before the victim emerged.

The man had a serious facial injury which witnesses described to police. His injuries were not received during the attack, police said.

Detective Sarah Carnes interviewed the victim before taking her to the hospital. While at the hospital, Carnes saw Murphy who had the type of injury described by witnesses. Carnes approached Murphy who said he knew nothing of the attack.

At the hospital, Murphy was accompanied by his girlfriend who was also interviewed by police. According to the police report, the girlfriend said she’d returned home at about 4:30 p.m. and found Murphy doing laundry, which was unusual.

The girlfriend said she saw numerous police officers in the area. When she asked Murphy what happened, he told her someone was attacked on the trail. He later told her that a woman was raped, according to the report. The woman said she thought it was unusual that he would know that since they had no police scanner, and the attack had not yet been reported by the media.

The 26-year-old woman told police she was running on the trail near Country Club Road when she was grabbed from behind. The attacker pulled the victim’s headband over her eyes during the attack. She was forced into the woods where her assailant forced her to perform sexual acts, police said. When she was initially grabbed, the suspect told her he wouldn’t hurt her as he was looking for money. He later threatened to kill her if she didn’t comply with his demands, police said.

During the attack, police said the suspect stole a food item and key from the victim.

Police used a K9 to track the suspect’s scent. The dog led police to South Madison Street, one block from Murphy’s residence, according to the police report.

Police executed two search warrants — one to obtain Murphy’s DNA and a second to search his home. During the search, police found clothing which matched those described by the victim and witnesses. The clothing was found in the dryer, police said.

Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff said patrols would be increased near the trail although it typically isn’t used as much now that the weather has turned cold. He said it appears the crime was one of opportunity since Murphy lives so close to the trail.

“There has not been a history of problems like this on the trail,” he said.

Diekhoff also commended the work of police officers including Carnes who was observant enough to notice Murphy at the hospital.

“I commend the officers involved that they did a good job on the case in arresting someone so quickly,” Diekhoff said.

Murphy was booked into the Monroe County Jail. Bond was set in Judge Marc Kellam’s court at $250,000 surety, $5,000 cash.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Robert E. Murphy – Repeat Sex Offender – Rapes woman on hiking trail next door

  • CRIMINAL DEVIATE CONDUCT
  • Conviction Date: 02/06/2002
  • SEXUAL BATTERY
  • Conviction Date: 09/25/2001


Bloomington police have arrested a man in connection with an attack on a woman who was running on the Rails to Trails path.

Robert E. Murphy, 27, faces preliminary charges of criminal deviate conduct, sexual battery, robbery, confinement and intimidation. He was booked into jail just after midnight Sunday.

Bloomington police were called just before 3 p.m. Saturday when a woman stopped three people on the trail to say she’d just been attacked. When police arrived, the witnesses were able to provide a description of a man seen running from the woods just before the victim emerged.

The man had a serious facial injury which witnesses described to police. His injuries were not received during the attack, police said.

Detective Sarah Carnes interviewed the victim before taking her to the hospital. While at the hospital, Carnes saw Murphy who had the type of injury described by witnesses. Carnes approached Murphy who said he knew nothing of the attack.

At the hospital, Murphy was accompanied by his girlfriend who was also interviewed by police. According to the police report, the girlfriend said she’d returned home at about 4:30 p.m. and found Murphy doing laundry, which was unusual.

The girlfriend said she saw numerous police officers in the area. When she asked Murphy what happened, he told her someone was attacked on the trail. He later told her that a woman was raped, according to the report. The woman said she thought it was unusual that he would know that since they had no police scanner, and the attack had not yet been reported by the media.

The 26-year-old woman told police she was running on the trail near Country Club Road when she was grabbed from behind. The attacker pulled the victim’s headband over her eyes during the attack. She was forced into the woods where her assailant forced her to perform sexual acts, police said. When she was initially grabbed, the suspect told her he wouldn’t hurt her as he was looking for money. He later threatened to kill her if she didn’t comply with his demands, police said.

During the attack, police said the suspect stole a food item and key from the victim.

Police used a K9 to track the suspect’s scent. The dog led police to South Madison Street, one block from Murphy’s residence, according to the police report.

Police executed two search warrants — one to obtain Murphy’s DNA and a second to search his home. During the search, police found clothing which matched those described by the victim and witnesses. The clothing was found in the dryer, police said.

Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff said patrols would be increased near the trail although it typically isn’t used as much now that the weather has turned cold. He said it appears the crime was one of opportunity since Murphy lives so close to the trail.

“There has not been a history of problems like this on the trail,” he said.

Diekhoff also commended the work of police officers including Carnes who was observant enough to notice Murphy at the hospital.

“I commend the officers involved that they did a good job on the case in arresting someone so quickly,” Diekhoff said.

Murphy was booked into the Monroe County Jail. Bond was set in Judge Marc Kellam’s court at $250,000 surety, $5,000 cash.

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

………Sarah Tofte

George C. Ortloff – Guilty – INTERNET PREDATOR

The former state lawmaker from Plattsburgh who was busted in a sex-sting operation in a Colonie motel back in October has pleaded guilty to online enticement of minors.

Sixty-one-year-old George C. Ortloff, known as Chris Ortloff, entered the guilty plea in federal court in Albany today. Ortloff admitted to communicating online with a person he believed to be the mother of two girls, ages 11 and 12, and attempting to arrange for sex with them.

The person Ortloff was corresponding with was actually an undercover agent with the State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. When Ortloff showed up at the Colonie hotel room on Oct. 13th for the purported meeting with the girls, he was arrested by police.

According to the indictment against Ortloff, he had brought to the hotel two vibrators, lubricant and condoms. Investigators also recovered a computer and camera equipment Ortloff had planned to use to film the minors that night, according to the indictment.

Ortloff faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison when he is sentenced in federal court in Binghamton on April 23rd.

George C. Ortloff – Guilty – INTERNET PREDATOR

The former state lawmaker from Plattsburgh who was busted in a sex-sting operation in a Colonie motel back in October has pleaded guilty to online enticement of minors.

Sixty-one-year-old George C. Ortloff, known as Chris Ortloff, entered the guilty plea in federal court in Albany today. Ortloff admitted to communicating online with a person he believed to be the mother of two girls, ages 11 and 12, and attempting to arrange for sex with them.

The person Ortloff was corresponding with was actually an undercover agent with the State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. When Ortloff showed up at the Colonie hotel room on Oct. 13th for the purported meeting with the girls, he was arrested by police.

According to the indictment against Ortloff, he had brought to the hotel two vibrators, lubricant and condoms. Investigators also recovered a computer and camera equipment Ortloff had planned to use to film the minors that night, according to the indictment.

Ortloff faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison when he is sentenced in federal court in Binghamton on April 23rd.

Gerald L. Heavner – Repeat Sex Offender – Goes after 7 year old


A Roberts man was in St. Croix County Circuit Court on charges of Child Enticement-Sexual Contact and Abduction of a Child-Detaining on Friday.

Gerald L. Heavner, 39, last known address of 134 Burr St., did not enter a plea. He will appear before Judge Eric Lundell on Jan. 16 for a plea/sentencing hearing.

A plea bargain was offered. If Heavner pleads guilty to the first count of child enticement, he will spend one year in St. Croix County Jail and serve five years of probation.

St. Croix County Corrections Field Supervisor Mike O’Keefe said it’s likely Heavner will be under some form of law enforcement supervision for a long time.

Charges allege that on Aug. 1, Heavner attempted to entice a 7-year-old girl to ride in his car in Roberts.

“Luckily, he was caught early,” O’Keefe said about Heavner’s potential re-offense.

O’Keefe also commended the child Heavner approached for talking to an adult about what happened, just as children should do in a situation like that.

Heavner has been in St. Croix County Jail since he was picked up on those charges.

Heavner is a registered sex offender. He was convicted of first degree sexual assault of a child on March 26, 1999. In that case, he pleaded guilty. That conviction remains unreversed.

Heavner was still on parole for that conviction during this alleged incident.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Web site, first degree sexual assault of a child includes sexual contact or intercourse with a person who is under 13 years old.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Gerald L. Heavner – Repeat Sex Offender – Goes after 7 year old


A Roberts man was in St. Croix County Circuit Court on charges of Child Enticement-Sexual Contact and Abduction of a Child-Detaining on Friday.

Gerald L. Heavner, 39, last known address of 134 Burr St., did not enter a plea. He will appear before Judge Eric Lundell on Jan. 16 for a plea/sentencing hearing.

A plea bargain was offered. If Heavner pleads guilty to the first count of child enticement, he will spend one year in St. Croix County Jail and serve five years of probation.

St. Croix County Corrections Field Supervisor Mike O’Keefe said it’s likely Heavner will be under some form of law enforcement supervision for a long time.

Charges allege that on Aug. 1, Heavner attempted to entice a 7-year-old girl to ride in his car in Roberts.

“Luckily, he was caught early,” O’Keefe said about Heavner’s potential re-offense.

O’Keefe also commended the child Heavner approached for talking to an adult about what happened, just as children should do in a situation like that.

Heavner has been in St. Croix County Jail since he was picked up on those charges.

Heavner is a registered sex offender. He was convicted of first degree sexual assault of a child on March 26, 1999. In that case, he pleaded guilty. That conviction remains unreversed.

Heavner was still on parole for that conviction during this alleged incident.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Web site, first degree sexual assault of a child includes sexual contact or intercourse with a person who is under 13 years old.

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

………Sarah Tofte