Clint Nevitt – Repeat Sex Offender – Gets 18 years in Plea Deal

In a taped interview with police, a 41-year-old Middletown mother accused of arranging for her 11-year-old daughter to have sex with a registered sex offender for money said she was “ashamed of herself” for letting her daughter down.

The woman is charged with three counts of complicity to rape. She appeared with her attorney Monday, March 16, in Butler County Common Pleas Court for a hearing on whether to suppress statements she made to Middletown police.

She mostly hung her head and cried during the 60-minute session where her attorney L. Patrick Mulligan argued that her confession to police was coerced. Mulligan said police made promises to her in exchange for her statements.

Clint Nevitt, 33, of 211 Lylburn Road in Middletown, pleaded guilty last month to three counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition for having sex with the 11-year-old as well as another 9-year-old Middletown girl. He is expected to receive 18 years in jail as part of a plea bargain when he is sentenced on May 11.

In a taped interview played for Butler County Common Pleas Judge Patricia Oney, the mother said she was abused as a child and was ashamed of herself for letting her daughter down.

The woman said she arranged for Nevitt to have sex with her daughter two or three times and that she witnessed the sex acts. She offered no reason for arranging the meeting.

When Middletown Juvenile Detectives Fred Shuemake and Janice Jones asked if Nevitt paid her for sex with her daughter, the woman denied receiving any money herself.

“He didn’t give me no money,” the woman said in the recorded statement. “I heard he paid $150 to (her daughter).”

At one point in the interview the woman said she wanted to kill herself because she was so ashamed.

“I knew it was wrong,” she said.

Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer McElfresh argued the woman’s statement was not coerced and pointed to statements that Jones and Shuemake made noting they could not determine if the woman would go to prison for her actions.

“There were no promises made,” McElfresh told the judge.

Oney did not immediately rule on the motion to suppress. The woman’s trial is scheduled to begin on April 28.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Kevin J. Miller – Repeat Sex Offender – Compulsive Freak

A convicted sex offender who was out on probation was charged Wednesday with possessing child pornography.

An Allen County probation officer arrested Kevin J. Miller, 37, of New Haven on Feb. 4 on a charge of violating probation after the officer saw child pornography on Miller’s computer during a home visit, according to a probable cause affidavit.

In a subsequent investigation of Miller’s hard drive and CD and DVD collection, New Haven police turned up three images with child pornography and 21 CDs with child pornography, the affidavit said.

Miller, who spent a year and nine months in prison on two 2006 child exploitation charges, faces five counts of possession of child pornography.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Danny Friddle – Baby Raper gets Life sentence

Prosecutors describe the crime as so heinous, it’s off the charts. A Leeward Oahu man, who sexually assaulted his own baby, received a life sentence with the chance of parole Thursday.

Danny Friddle didn’t fight prosecutors’ request for a lengthier prison term. He agreed the extended term is necessary for the protection of the public.

The horrific crime came to light when a video tape surfaced.

Sporting a new look with longer locks and a beard, Danny Friddle apologizes for repeatedly sexually assaulting his baby and video taping the disturbing acts.

“I’m sorry,” he said. “There’s nothing that I can do to undo what I’ve done, but I would give anything that I could to take it back.”

“What the defendant did in this case was abominable,” Douglas Chin, first deputy prosecutor, said. “It was sick. It was heartless. It was wicked.”

The then-security guard’s dark secret was revealed when Jetta David’s young nephew spotted a bag at a Kalihi bus stop.

“Stuff happen for a reason and I guess God put him in that place to, you know, go and help,” David said about her nephew. “And I’m a curious aunty, and I always look at what is this and what is that.”

Inside the bag, they found Friddle’s work ID and a video of him performing sexual acts on an infant girl.

“How much do you think about that baby you saw on the tape?” this reporter asked David.

“Every day,” she replied. “I’m just happy for, you know, the little child. She’s taken away from that.”

KHNL and K5 News confronted Friddle just prior to his arrest a year ago. Authorities say he had reported the bag stolen a few days earlier.

“I want to say to that person who left behind that video tape…thank you,” Chin said. “You stopped a nightmare.”

Deputy public defender Jason Burks says his client was sexually abused.

“It’s not something that he’s, he came in and said, oh, because I was sexually assaulted, you know, that’s why I did this,” Burks said. “But it was a part of his past and it’s a trend you see often in these cases.”

The judge hands down a life sentence. Under a plea deal, prosecutors will ask for a 20-year minimum prison term when the case goes before the Hawaii parole board.

“I would have him in there locked up for life,” David said. “I mean, he took an innocent child’s, you know, life away.”

Friddle hopes not.

“If she, in fact, doesn’t recall any of this because of her young age…there’s a decent chance for her living a normal life and not being affected by this in the long term,” Burks said. “So, I mean, that’s really what he hopes for.”

Friddle must register as a convicted sex offender for the rest of his life and undergo sex offender treatment.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Sara Payne – ‘Victims’ Tsar’ – Sarah’s Law

A trial scheme which allows parents to obtain information about sex offenders could be extended nationwide.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said even the limited experiment had already saved ten youngsters from potential abuse.

Their parents had used the Child Sexual Offender Disclosure Pilot to learn about the past convictions of partners or carers.

The trial started last September following years of pressure for a ‘Sarah’s Law’ on the release of information about paedophiles.

The campaign was inspired by the murder of eight-year-old Sarah Payne in 2000 by convicted sex offender Roy Whiting.

From today, the pilot, which is being trialled in Warwickshire, will be extended across three more police force areas, Cleveland, Cambridgeshire and Hampshire.

Miss Smith said she hoped the scheme would eventually go nationwide if it was deemed to be a success.

So far 79 people have applied for information under the trial scheme. Police sent one man a warning letter after he sent inappropriate text messages to a young girl.

The Home Office’s pilot stops well short of a UK version of Megan’s Law, which gives U.S. citizens the right to know the name and address of any nearby paedophile.

British parents have no right to be told the number of offenders living close to them.

Only those with a child who comes into close contact with an offender are likely to be given information.

Parents can have their requests refused although Home Office officials were unable to say how often this has happened.

The Home Secretary added: ‘Drawing in families and allowing them to take responsibility and share their concerns with the police is a positive way forward.

‘In tackling crime you need people to stand alongside police. And in the police areas where the schemes have been operating I would say we are giving children a better deal.’

Sara Payne, mother of Sarah and the Government’s ‘Victims’ Tsar’, said: ‘I would say we are giving families a better deal by including them in child protection. They should be, and need to be, involved.

‘By next year I hope any problems will have been ironed out. I want to be able to answer anyone who has a downside to the scheme.’

Mrs Payne had campaigned for a UK law much closer to the US system.

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

………Sarah Tofte

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