Paul Hicks – Repeat Sex Offender – Shopping for victims at Wal-Mart

The Cherryville Police Department arrested 47-year-old Paul Hicks on Thursday and charged him with indecent liberties.

Police say an officer’s daughter reported she was at Wal-Mart earlier this week when Hicks approached her and manipulated himself in front of her. He then followed her around the store.

Police used surveillance video and receipt information to identify the suspect. He was later arrested at his home on Ross Road.

Hicks is a registered sex offender.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Clyde Edward Magee – Child Molesting School Bus Driver – BUSTED

Disturbing news for parents in the Yuba City Unified School District. A school bus driver is accused of child molestation.

55 year old Clyde Magee Senior is accused of lewd acts with a child including penetration with a foreign object.

“It’s not right at all. If you’re going to drive kids or do anything with kids, you should be able to control yourself,” said Tierney Foster, a student in the district.

Family members say the victim is Magee’s 12 year old granddaughter. They say Magee molested her for up to a year and a half during visits at his home. She reportedly didn’t tell anyone, because Magee threatened her. Fearing he’d do the same to her six year old sister, she decided to come forward.

Neighbor Jay Welch says he recently saw the girl at Magee’s apartment.

“I was over there 10 days ago and he had three kids, 2 girls and one boy,” said Welch.

Parents in the school district are shocked and concerned, knowing someone accused of such heinous crimes had daily contact with other children.

“There are a lot of kids and the parents depend on the bus drivers to keep them safe not to be predatory. God, it’s awful,” said parent Holly Malott.

Magee is being held at the Sutter County Jail without bail. He’ll be arraigned in court on Monday.

Published in: on February 7, 2009 at 3:16 am  Leave a Comment  

Edward Preston Stout – Meeting On Xbox Live Led To Sex Crime

A Missouri man will be arraigned here later today on federal charges alleging he traveled from his home state to California to have sex with an underage girl he met while playing video games on Xbox LIVE.

Edward Preston Stout, 27, of Richmond Heights, Missouri, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Fresno, California, earlier this week on charges of using interstate commerce to entice or coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity as well as traveling in interstate commerce to engage in illicit sexual activity.

The charges are the result of an investigation by the Fresno Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department and the Sanger Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.

Court documents reveal Stout developed a relationship with a 14-year-old girl from Sanger, Calif., in April 2008. He communicated with her while playing video games on Xbox LIVE and through MySpace accounts. The two also communicated by telephone and exchanged numerous text messages. Eventually the communications became sexual in nature, and Sanger sent the girl a cell phone as a 15th birthday present so their communications could be more frequent and private. Those communications included sending sexually explicit images of themselves to each other. On January 25, Stout drove from Missouri to California virtually nonstop and met the girl outside her Sanger home. He took the minor to a local motel and engaged in criminal sexual activity.

Stout’s arraignment is scheduled for this afternoon. He has been detained as a flight risk and danger to the community since his initial appearance in federal court February 3. If convicted of the charges, Stout faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a possible maximum sentence of life.

This case was brought as part of ICE’s Operation Predator and the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood, national initiatives targeting those who sexually exploit children. 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 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

ICE’s Operation Predator, which was launched in July 2003, has resulted in more than 11,500 arrests nationwide. The public is encouraged to report suspected child predators and suspicious activity by contacting ICE’s 24-hour toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE; and NCMEC, at 1-800-843-5678 or