Darrin Eugene Sanford – Repeat Sex Offender – Kidnapped and Murdered girl

A transient sex offender was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with the murder of a teenage girl whose body was discovered in an overgrown field over the weekend.

Darrin Eugene Sanford, 30, faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of 13-year-old Alycia D. Nipp (pictured below), a Thomas Jefferson Middle School student.

Nipp’s stepfather discovered her body around 2:30 a.m. Sunday while he was out searching for her after she had been reported missing. Nipp had been stabbed multiple times and police believe her body was dragged to a wooded area and left there. All of her clothing was found intact.

According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Sanford is one of a number of transient sex offenders living in the Hazel Dell area and was known to frequent an abandoned house in the vicinity of the murder. Other details connecting him to the murder were not released.

Sanford is a Level III registered sex offender, which means he was identified as a sex offender who could pose a potential high risk to the community and who might re-offend.

Sanford was convicted in 1998 for communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and two counts of luring with sexual motivation. Details about that case can be found on Sanford’s Registered Sex Offender Detail Sheet.

Police would like to hear from anyone who knows of Sanford’s whereabouts over the weekend. If you have information, call the Clark County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 1-877-274-6311.

Sanford has been booked into the Clark County Jail and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday morning.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Daniel Carl Sherwin – Repeat Sex Offender – 60 year sentence

An Elizabeth City man was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison Monday after pleading guilty in November to two counts of manufacturing child pornography.

Daniel Carl Sherwin, 30, was sentenced to the term by U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle in U.S. District Court in Raleigh, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding.

Sherwin, a registered sex offender with a previous history of sex crimes against minors, came to federal law enforcement officials’ attention, Holding said, after FBI agents based in Philadelphia learned that child pornography was being posted on Flickr, the online photo-sharing site.

An investigation revealed that Sherwin was participating in an online group that posted sexually explicit photos of children, the release states. FBI agents later found at least 22 images of child pornography, including images that depicted young children engaged in sexual acts, on Sherwin’s computer.

Investigators also found evidence that Sherwin himself had taken sexually explicit photos of two infant children.

Sherwin was indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2008 and he pleaded guilty to two charges of manufacturing pornography three months later, the release states.

Prior to moving to Elizabeth City, Sherwin had been convicted in Utah in 2003 of eight counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Sherwin was prosecuted under the federal Project Safe Childhood program, the release states. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Exum prosecuted the case for the government.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Alan Hesketh – Convicted Viagra producer forced to pay Child Porn Victim restitution

A federal judge on Monday ordered a man convicted of possessing and distributing child pornography to pay about $200,000 in restitution to a woman who was photographed being sexually abused when she was a child.

Senior U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton said his ruling was the first in a criminal case in which someone convicted of possessing illegal images _ but not creating them _ is required to pay restitution.

“We’re dealing with a frontier here,” Eginton said, but he said judges have discretion with criminal restitution orders.

The case involves Alan Hesketh
, a British citizen who was sentenced in October to 78 months in prison for possessing and distributing nearly 2,000 photographs of child pornography. The resident of Stonington, Conn., was a vice president of New York-based Pfizer Inc., the world’s biggest drugmaker.

Pictures of the victim as a child being subjected to sexual abuse turned up in Hesketh’s collection, according to prosecutors.

“There is a feeling of revulsion about this type of conduct,” the judge said.

Hesketh’s attorney, Jonathan Einhorn, said he would appeal the restitution order, calling it unreasonable and predicting it would lead to similar claims by other child pornography victims. He said his client had no contact with the woman and argued that defendants should pay restitution only to victims whose injuries they directly caused.

Einhorn said people in other cases who participated in creating pornography have been ordered to pay less restitution than his client.

The woman’s attorney, James Marsh, said there is no distinction between Hesketh and people who produce the pornography.

“The victim is a victim of sexual exploitation caused by this defendant,” Marsh said.

Authorities said that from June 2006 to May 2007, Hesketh used the Internet to exchange hundreds of images of child pornography and to engage in online “chats” about the sexual molestation of children. Prosecutors said many of the images showed minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct with adults and with other minors.

Hesketh was arrested in March 2008 and was fired from his job in New London as a Pfizer vice president and global patent director.

Prosecutors said they submitted images in the case to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which has a database to help authorities identify victims.

Prosecutors then notified the woman, now 19. She said she was 8 or 9 when she was subjected to sexual abuse by a relative for the purpose of producing child pornography that was requested by a pedophile in another state, according to court papers filed by prosecutors.

Published in: on February 23, 2009 at 11:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sal Inghilleri – Baby Raper – Cures recidivism problem – Good job

A convicted sex offender linked to the notorious case of a girl who was kidnapped and hidden in a dungeon more than a decade ago collapsed and died Saturday at a jail after refusing medical treatment, officials said.

Sal Inghilleri, 55, collapsed at a jail in Riverhead but refused treatment, the Suffolk County sheriff’s office told Newsday. Emergency workers revived Inghilleri, who was later pronounced dead at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

The medical examiner will determine a cause of death.

Inghilleri was convicted of two counts of sexual abuse and served 12 years for molesting Katie Beers, who at the age of 9 was kidnapped and stashed in a dungeon for 16 days in 1991 at a Long Island home by John Esposito. During the investigation into the kidnapping, authorities discovered that Inghilleri had sexually abused the girl before she was abducted.

His attorney, Thomas Kenniff, said Inghilleri had a history of medical problems including diabetes and a severe heart condition, and that an arraignment had to be done from a hospital.

“It has been a frustrating case in a lot of ways,” Kenniff said. “I felt we were winning most of the battles, but the clock has unfortunately run out for him before it could be finished.”

Inghilleri was paroled in 2006 but was arrested again and faced federal charges of violating the rules of his release by failing to notify authorities that he had moved from his Bay Shore home. He had been held on bail in the Riverhead jail since October 2007.

Esposito was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 1994 after prosecutors agreed to a plea bargain to spare the victim the pain of testifying.

Ordinarily, sex abuse victims are not publicly identified, but Beers was already well known because of the high-profile search for her while she was held captive.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Joseph Von Britton – Repeat Sex Offender – Warehoused

“Mr. Von Britton, I don’t mean to insult you,” Judge Richard Damiani responded after Von Britton finished speaking, “but I don’t think you’re ever going to be a better person.”

A repeat sex offender was sentenced Friday to serve 16 years in jail for trying to rape an 82-year-old woman last year in North Branford.

Before the sentence was handed down, Joseph Von Britton, 50, apologized to the victim, who attended the hearing, and said he hoped that he would come out of prison a better person.

“Mr. Von Britton, I don’t mean to insult you,” Judge Richard Damiani responded after Von Britton finished speaking, “but I don’t think you’re ever going to be a better person.”

Calling the defendant a “predator,” Damiani said all he could do as a judge is protect society from people like him by warehousing them in jail.

He then imposed a 25-year sentence, suspended after 16 years served, with 10 years of probation.

The 82-year-old victim knew Von Britton, the prosecutor said. Adding to the betrayal was that she knew that Von Britton had a criminal history but still was willing to assist him, “giving him the benefit of the doubt” that he had paid his debt to society, said Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney James Clark.

She apparently didn’t know the nature of his previous crimes, however. Von Britton already was on the state sex offender registry in connection a similar incident in the 1990s.

North Branford police arrested him on May 7, 2008, in connection with the April 2008 attack, according to court records, and he has been jailed since then in lieu of $850,000 bail.

Von Britton pleaded no contest to attempted first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and third-degree assault.

In a letter read in court by a victim advocate, the victim described how the attack has changed her life. A new widow and living alone, she used to enjoy going out with friends and socializing. Now, as soon as the sun goes down, she closes herself inside the house with windows and door locked, the burglar alarm engaged and lights on in every room.

“Why this person who knew I was 82 years old and alone would want to do this to me I will never know, but he doesn’t deserve to be free,” she said in the letter.

In 1989, Von Britton, then 30, was arrested in New Haven and charged with three counts of sexual assault and criminal attempt to commit assault after he allegedly attacked a woman who thought he was interested in renting an apartment she had in the Edgewood neighborhood. The disposition of that case could not be determined Friday.

The state sex offender registry shows three convictions for first-, third- and fourth-degree sexual assault in the mid-1990s.

Von Britton was linked to last year’s attack by DNA.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Miguel Navarro – Repeat Sex Offender – Habitual Child Predator

A convicted child molester who was sentenced on Thursday to 35 years in prison is now accused in another crime.

Two new indictments have been handed up against Miguel Navarro.

He’s accused of seeking out and kidnapping a 15-year-old girl while she was outside Woonsocket High School last March.

The alleged victim did manage to escape.

One month later, police say Navarro used a knife to abduct an 11-year-old girl and assaulted her in an abandoned apartment.

Both alleged crimes happened while Navarro was out on bail for the first attack, which he was sentenced for on Thursday.

Police say Navarro’s imprisonment means peace on the streets.

There’s no word on when Navarro will appear in court on the new charges.

At Thursday’s sentencing, Navarro was ordered to register as a sex offender and to stay away from females under the age of 16 once he is released from the A-C-I

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

………Sarah Tofte

Marcus Blanchard – Repeat Sex Offender – Babysitter Molester

A convicted murderer and child molester is being held without bond on charges he sexually molested five young girls.

Deputies say 54-year old Marcus Blanchard’s longtime girlfriend babysat the children in her home. Blanchard was arrested and convicted of molesting his own daughters in 1980.

Then in 1988, Blanchard was convicted of killing another man in a fight over drug money in the mid-eighties. Blanchard remains at the Palm Beach County Jail.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Chester Arthur Stiles – Baby Raper Trial to begin

He refers to himself as “a monster” with “no defense” facing “forever” in prison “for a crime that happened once.”

“No weapon was used; no drugs, no violence, no blood, no tears, no threats,” he said in one of his letters, with an apparent reference to the younger girl having “no memory of it.”

“Coercion used for some touching, and they have turned it into the crime of the century,” he wrote.

The same graphic video that helped end a frantic manhunt for a man accused of taping himself while he molested a 2-year-old girl will be the key piece of evidence in his trial.

Chester Arthur Stiles, who also is accused of molesting a 6-year-old, faces 22 felony charges, including 21 that carry a life sentence.

The haunting video hasn’t been shown publicly, but authorities took photo images of the girl and a man’s face from it and distributed them to the media to help find the child and her attacker during a two-week nationwide search.

“You like that? Feel good?” Stiles asks the toddler in the video, according to a Las Vegas police report filed after Stiles was arrested on Oct. 15, 2007, in Henderson. Police said Stiles can be seen adjusting the camera as he sexually assaults the child.

Stiles, 38, is on trial in Las Vegas on charges he sexually assaulted the two girls in 2003. Jury selection began Tuesday and is expected to take several days.

Stiles has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of sexual assault with a minor under 14 years of age, 10 counts of lewdness with a child under 14, and one charge of attempted sexual assault with a minor under 14.

“I’m done,” Stiles wrote in letters to his girlfriend from the Clark County jail, where he has been held for the past 16 months. He refers to himself as “a monster” with “no defense” facing “forever” in prison “for a crime that happened once.”

“No weapon was used; no drugs, no violence, no blood, no tears, no threats,” he said in one of his letters, with an apparent reference to the younger girl having “no memory of it.”

“Coercion used for some touching, and they have turned it into the crime of the century,” he wrote.

Stiles waived a preliminary hearing, which spared the young girls from having to testify. But after he pleaded not guilty, his defense lawyers fought to edit the letters before they are shown to the jury.

His lawyers also plan to challenge the authenticity of the videotape and raise questions about the way it came into the hands of sheriff’s deputies in the nearby desert town of Pahrump.

“This is by no means an open-and-shut case,” insisted Stacey Roundtree, a deputy public defender who represents Stiles. “The jury will find that they really cannot trust what they see.”

No decision has been made about whether Stiles will testify, Roundtree said.

His lawyers also plan to challenge the memory of the older girl, who now lives with her mother in Washington state and is due to take the witness stand. There is no video of her alleged attack.

The case burst onto the public scene in late summer 2007 when sheriff’s deputies say 26-year-old Darren Tuck gave them a videotape that he said he found about five months earlier, wrapped in a plastic bag beneath a piece of wood in a desert lot about 60 miles west of Las Vegas. Tuck later pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct a public officer.

Sheriff’s investigators say they were initially unable to identify the man or the child pictured in the video.

“We were getting kind of desperate. We didn’t know where she was, or whether she was alive,” Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo said, recalling why he made the unusual decision to distribute images of a sexual assault victim.

“We felt she was still in danger,” DeMeo said.

It didn’t take long before a Las Vegas woman saw the image of the child on television and called the girl’s mother. The child was found safe in Las Vegas, and police say the mother identified the bedroom where the video was filmed. She told police that she and her daughter had moved from the apartment in late 2003.

Authorities don’t plan to call the little girl to testify. Prosecutors say the images will speak for themselves.

A lawyer for the girl’s mother says the child, now 8, doesn’t remember the alleged assault.

“She’s just a normal, happy kid — a rambunctious kid at that,” lawyer Jerry Donahue said. “She can’t testify. She’s got nothing really to say.”

The mother has not spoken publicly about the case. Donahue said she was “trying to remain as anonymous as she can for as long as she can” and was trying to protect her daughter’s identity.

“She knows she’s going to have to testify,” Donahue said of the single mother. “She’s not looking forward to it. They’ve told her to expect a pretty thorough and difficult cross examination.”

After Stiles was identified as the man in the video, authorities said he also was sought on a warrant issued in April 2006 on a charge of lewdness with a child under age 14.

That case stemmed from a 6-year-old girl’s report in December 2003 that Stiles kissed and fondled her while he was staying the night at her home. The girl referred to Stiles as her boyfriend, police said.

Stiles was in the home visiting his girlfriend, who had been given shelter by the 6-year-old’s parents after losing a job, police said.

No Remorse = No Mercy

Scumbag Judges allow Pedophiles to create more victims

A SUPREME Court judge has allowed a prominent Territory sportsman who groped his eight-year-old stepdaughter in front of his own sons to go free.

Friends of the girl’s father now want the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal.

One of the friends said: “This is outrageous. This bloke should have gone to prison.”

He said the victim – who was forced to give evidence because the man pleaded not guilty – was confused that her attacker had escaped with a two-year suspended jail sentence. The maximum penalty was 14 years.

The friend said the father – who separated from the girl’s mother several years ago and has had children with his second wife – was shocked when his daughter told him about the abuse and had wanted to rush to the man’s house and kill him.

“I talked him out of it – I told him he had to stay out of prison himself for the sake of his kids.

“So he went to the police instead.”

The man’s wife was in court when Justice Angel sentenced him eight days ago and said she would stand by him despite him having twice indecently dealt with her daughter. The couple have two children together.

Both offences took place at the family home in July last year while the mother was at work, the Supreme Court trial heard.

The unemployed man took the girl’s hand and placed it on his bare penis “asking her to play with it”, Justice Angel said in his sentencing remarks.

A day or two later, the man gave the girl a French kiss and put his hand up her dress and rubbed her near her vagina.

The man’s children were in the room on both occasions.

The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his victim, told the girl not to tell her mother because it would make her jealous.

He also told her the abuse was a “secret” between the two of them.

Justice Angel said the assaults were a “gross breach of trust” – but were “uncharacteristic” and did not think there was a risk the man would commit a similar offence again.

The judge urged the man to find a job – “rather than stay home all the time with your children”.

Justice Angel did not order that the man not see the girl again. But the Northern Territory News understands she has gone to live with her father.

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

………Sarah Tofte

William E. Huck Sr. – Pleads Guilty to Serial Day Care Child Molesting

The husband of a Ste. Genevieve home-based daycare operator has pleaded guilty to seven sex-related charges, and in doing so admitted to 30 alleged sexual acts involving seven children.

William E. Huck Sr., 62, will be sentenced April 17.

Before the plea hearing Friday, Huck’s attorney, Joseph M. Hadican of St. Louis,and the Ste. Genevieve County Prosecutor Tim Inman agreed that Huck would plead guilty as a predatory sexual offender. As part of that plea, Huck admitted that he committed numerous acts, including all 30 alleged sexual acts involving seven children.

This increased the range of punishment for Circuit Court Judge Kenneth W. Pratte.

Huck pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory sodomy and five counts of child molestation. The victims involved five boys and two girls, ranging in age from infant to 5 years old. The incidents occurred between 1998 and 2007.

Huck, speaking softly, gave brief details of each of the seven incidents. The statutory sodomy charge alleged deviate sexual intercourse and the child molestation charges alleged touching.

One of Huck’s cases had been set for trial next month in St. Francois County on a change of venue from Ste. Genevieve County.

Huck was arrested in March 2007 and is alleged to have confessed to molesting 40 children over the past three decades.

According to police reports, the abuse happened during times when Huck’s wife was away from the center. Authorities have said Huck’s wife was unaware of the abuse. He used fear to manipulate at least one child, according to police.

Huck, a retired railroad worker, had no previous criminal record.

Inman said that Huck’s wife was cooperative in the investigation and was not charged.

Published in: on February 21, 2009 at 11:05 pm  Comments (1)