Jim Freeman – Repeat Sex Offender – Guilty


A federal court jury in Florida convicted seven people of participating in a global child pornography trafficking enterprise, according to the Department of Justice.

Jurors convicted the seven Wednesday of multiple counts of child exploitation, pornography and obstruction of justice.

Members of the organization used Internet news groups to swap and share “illegal images and videos depicting prepubescent children, including toddlers, engaged in various sexual and sadistic acts,” prosecutors said.

An indictment filed in the case detailed interactions between group members as they swapped and commented on images.

“My thanks to you and all the others that together make this the greatest group of pedos to ever gather in one place,” Freeman wrote in response to one posting, according to the indictment. And a posting from Castleman, cited in the indictment, read, “Thanks to all for the wonderful material that has been posted.”

An Australian constable who infiltrated the group in August 2006 was among 50 witnesses testifying at trial. He told the jury that the group traded more than 400,000 images and videos of child sexual abuse before being dismantled by law enforcement, according to the Justice Department statement.

Each defendant faces a sentence of 20 years to life in prison, fines and the possibility of supervised release for the rest of their lives, authorities said. The seven will be sentenced April 14.

During the six-day trial, evidence showed the seven participated in what prosecutors called a “well-organized criminal enterprise whose purpose was to proliferate child sex abuse images to its membership during a two-year period.”

“This was a wide-scale, high-volume, international trafficking enterprise that used sophisticated computer encryption technology and file-sharing techniques,” Matthew Friedrich, acting assistant attorney general, said in the statement.

The seven defendants were James Freeman of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; Gary Lakey of Anderson, Indiana; Marvin Lambert of Indianapolis, Indiana; Neville McGarity of Medina, Texas; Warren Mumpower of Spokane, Washington; Daniel Castleman of Lubbock, Texas; and Ronald White of Burlington, North Carolina, according to the Department of Justice.

The charges included engaging in a child exploitation enterprise; conspiracy to advertise, transport, ship, receive and possess child pornography; advertising child pornography, transporting child pornography, receiving child pornography and obstruction of justice, prosecutors said.

Seven additional American defendants previously entered guilty pleas, prosecutors said.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Jim Freeman – Repeat Sex Offender – Guilty


A federal court jury in Florida convicted seven people of participating in a global child pornography trafficking enterprise, according to the Department of Justice.

Jurors convicted the seven Wednesday of multiple counts of child exploitation, pornography and obstruction of justice.

Members of the organization used Internet news groups to swap and share “illegal images and videos depicting prepubescent children, including toddlers, engaged in various sexual and sadistic acts,” prosecutors said.

An indictment filed in the case detailed interactions between group members as they swapped and commented on images.

“My thanks to you and all the others that together make this the greatest group of pedos to ever gather in one place,” Freeman wrote in response to one posting, according to the indictment. And a posting from Castleman, cited in the indictment, read, “Thanks to all for the wonderful material that has been posted.”

An Australian constable who infiltrated the group in August 2006 was among 50 witnesses testifying at trial. He told the jury that the group traded more than 400,000 images and videos of child sexual abuse before being dismantled by law enforcement, according to the Justice Department statement.

Each defendant faces a sentence of 20 years to life in prison, fines and the possibility of supervised release for the rest of their lives, authorities said. The seven will be sentenced April 14.

During the six-day trial, evidence showed the seven participated in what prosecutors called a “well-organized criminal enterprise whose purpose was to proliferate child sex abuse images to its membership during a two-year period.”

“This was a wide-scale, high-volume, international trafficking enterprise that used sophisticated computer encryption technology and file-sharing techniques,” Matthew Friedrich, acting assistant attorney general, said in the statement.

The seven defendants were James Freeman of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; Gary Lakey of Anderson, Indiana; Marvin Lambert of Indianapolis, Indiana; Neville McGarity of Medina, Texas; Warren Mumpower of Spokane, Washington; Daniel Castleman of Lubbock, Texas; and Ronald White of Burlington, North Carolina, according to the Department of Justice.

The charges included engaging in a child exploitation enterprise; conspiracy to advertise, transport, ship, receive and possess child pornography; advertising child pornography, transporting child pornography, receiving child pornography and obstruction of justice, prosecutors said.

Seven additional American defendants previously entered guilty pleas, prosecutors said.

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

………Sarah Tofte

James Cleary – Repeat Sex Offender – Sick Twist


A twice-convicted sex offender from Yorktown has admitted to fondling another child, this time an 11-year-old White Plains boy who was friends with the offender’s niece.

James Cleary, 46, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of first-degree sex abuse for inappropriately touching the boy on Aug. 16, the Westchester County District Attorney’s office said today.

Prosecutors said the victim’s mother had dropped him off at a Mobil gas station in Valhalla, where Cleary worked with his brother, Mark Cleary.

The boy was a friend of James Cleary’s 12-year-old niece and the victim’s mother knew the brothers for more than 10 years.

The boy, Cleary, his brother and other family members went out on James Cleary’s boat that evening, then went to Cleary’s home, where the boy fell asleep while watching a movie, the District Attorney’s office said. During that night, the boy woke up as he was being sexually assaulted by James Cleary, prosecutors said.

Later that day, the boy and his mother reported the abuse to Yorktown police.

Cleary will be sentenced as a second child sexual assault felony offender on March 10th. He faces a maximum of five to fifteen years in state prison.

Cleary was listed as a Level 2 sex offender, on a scale from 1 to 3, with 3 being the most dangerous. He has served three brief stints behind bars following his encounters with children, according to records:

– In 1999, he was sentenced to four months in jail in Nassau County after being convicted of first-degree attempted sexual abuse, a felony, of a 12-year-old boy a year earlier. He got five years’ probation and was designated a Level 2, or moderate risk, sex offender.

– In 2005, he was sentenced to 90 days in the Westchester County jail after pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of a minor after police found him with a 15-year-old boy in his car behind the movie theaters at the Cortlandt Town Center.

– In 2007, he was sentenced to six months in the Westchester jail after pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and unlawfully dealing with a child in Yorktown.

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

………Sarah Tofte

James Cleary – Repeat Sex Offender – Sick Twist


A twice-convicted sex offender from Yorktown has admitted to fondling another child, this time an 11-year-old White Plains boy who was friends with the offender’s niece.

James Cleary, 46, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of first-degree sex abuse for inappropriately touching the boy on Aug. 16, the Westchester County District Attorney’s office said today.

Prosecutors said the victim’s mother had dropped him off at a Mobil gas station in Valhalla, where Cleary worked with his brother, Mark Cleary.

The boy was a friend of James Cleary’s 12-year-old niece and the victim’s mother knew the brothers for more than 10 years.

The boy, Cleary, his brother and other family members went out on James Cleary’s boat that evening, then went to Cleary’s home, where the boy fell asleep while watching a movie, the District Attorney’s office said. During that night, the boy woke up as he was being sexually assaulted by James Cleary, prosecutors said.

Later that day, the boy and his mother reported the abuse to Yorktown police.

Cleary will be sentenced as a second child sexual assault felony offender on March 10th. He faces a maximum of five to fifteen years in state prison.

Cleary was listed as a Level 2 sex offender, on a scale from 1 to 3, with 3 being the most dangerous. He has served three brief stints behind bars following his encounters with children, according to records:

– In 1999, he was sentenced to four months in jail in Nassau County after being convicted of first-degree attempted sexual abuse, a felony, of a 12-year-old boy a year earlier. He got five years’ probation and was designated a Level 2, or moderate risk, sex offender.

– In 2005, he was sentenced to 90 days in the Westchester County jail after pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of a minor after police found him with a 15-year-old boy in his car behind the movie theaters at the Cortlandt Town Center.

– In 2007, he was sentenced to six months in the Westchester jail after pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and unlawfully dealing with a child in Yorktown.

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

………Sarah Tofte