Lareau J. Laube – Repeat Sex Offender – The same day of his release

He was convicted in 1992 and served a 5- to 12-year prison sentence for sexually molesting a 5-year-old boy in Allentown.


A convicted sex offender and frequent prison inmate was arrested for lurking near Easton’s Crayola Factory on Thursday afternoon, the same day he was released after serving about a year for the same crime, police said.

Lareau J. Laube, 57, was released Thursday from Northampton County Prison and later re-arrested, Easton Chief Larry Palmer said. He said Laube was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct at Two Rivers Landing.

”He did the same thing last time he got out of prison,” Palmer said. He said Laube was arrested about a year ago and convicted of similar crimes.

Laube isn’t new to the justice system.

He was convicted in 1992 and served a 5- to 12-year prison sentence for sexually molesting a 5-year-old boy in Allentown.

In 2007, Laube — who had been arrested after being found sleeping near the Bethlehem Public Library — was charged with giving a false name to police. He asked a judge to give him the maximum sentence because he didn’t want to be released. During court proceedings, a prosecutor said that when police arrested Laube, he told them he was ”a menace to society and needed to be locked up and wanted to go to prison.”

On Thursday, Palmer expressed concerns about Laube being a threat to the community and visitors to the Crayola Factory.

”This guy is very scary to us,” he said. ”I have great concerns that if he gets out again he may do the same thing.”

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

………Sarah Tofte

Stephen Griggs – Repeat Sex Offender – Strikes Again in Vermont

He has two prior convictions for lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.


A registered sex offender is facing new charges in Vermont.

Police say Stephen Griggs, 57, of Chelsea, admits he fondled a 12-year-old girl on multiple occasions last year.

Griggs faces charges of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. He has two prior convictions for lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. And according to Vermont’s Sex Offender registry, Griggs is compliant with his sex offender treatment. He will be arraigned Monday.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Larry Coburn – Repeat Sex Offender – He’s at it again…….


A convicted sex offender from Randolph County in Indiana is facing new charges for allegedly sending suggestive text messages to a young girl.

Larry Coburn, 44, of Winchester, is accused of sending text messages and pictures to an 11-year-old.

Investigators said Coburn also tried to arrange a meeting with the girl.

Police said they are not sure how the communication started, but said the girl’s father found the messages and called police.

In 2001, Coburn was convicted of soliciting a child under 14.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Derrick Bernard Harden Jr – Repeat Sex Offender – Baby Raper

  • Conviction date: 12/20/2002
  • AGG SEXUAL ASSAULT
  • Offender’s age at conviction: 15
  • Victim Age: 8


A Taylor County grand jury on Thursday indicted a registered sex offender on a charge he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in October.

Derrick Bernard Harden Jr., 22, of Abilene, has spent time in a Texas Youth Commission facility in connection with another sexual assault. Harden’s name has alternately been spelled as “Hardin,” a public records search shows

Harden is accused of assaulting the girl Oct. 4 as she walked to the home of an acquaintance early that morning.

A man tried to get her attention by calling out to her, while the girl ignored him and tried to avoid him by continuing to walk, police said.

The man caught up to the girl, grabbed her and led her to a fence that was near a business on the northside of Abilene, where he then sexually assaulted her, police said.

The girl had seen Harden around her neighborhood, but did not know him, according to Reporter-News files.

According to court documents, the girl reported to police that she tried to fight off her attacker — whom she later identified as Harden in a photo lineup — but was overpowered.

Harden went to the girl’s home after she reported it to police and “acted in a threatening manner,” court documents show.

Sexual assault of a child is a first-degree felony, punishable by up to life in prison.

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

………Sarah Tofte

William Spear – Repeat Sex Offender – Violent Rapist


Dayton police say they have arrested a man who is responsible for two rapes and an abduction this month alone.

They say this is not the first time William Spear, 30, has been accused of a sex crime. The Dayton man is already a registered sex offender. Spear has served time after convictions of attempted rape and gross sexual imposition.

Police arrested him Friday morning after a woman called police saying she had been raped. Sgt. Tom Flanders said, “This is a very bad guy. He obviously has little or no respect for his victims.”

Officers took the tier 2, registered sex offender into custody when they spotted him walking down Nicholas Road after the alleged attack at Spear’s Superior Ave. apartment.

Sgt. Flanders said Spear was already wanted on two different warrants. “In two of our investigations, there was a knife involved. Thankfully, no one was hurt by that knife. He’s forceful and he uses weapons” said Flanders.

March 4, Flanders said Spear followed a woman as she walked down Rosedale Drive. Police suspect Spear forced the woman underneath a bridge and raped her.

March 5, police say he held a woman against her will inside his apartment. She got away unharmed. However, in this latest case, officers say Spear raped a woman who he had met on a phone chat line. The alleged rape occurred during a date.

Sgt. Flanders said, “There are predators out there and they will use any means possible, be it the computer or the telephone chat lines.”

Spear is being held without bond on charges of rape and abduction.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Kenneth Hendryx – Repeat Sex Offender – 15 years later


A 57-year-old Silverton man has pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of sexually explicit images of minors. Kenneth Hendryx, a registered sex offender for a 1993 lewd conduct with a minor conviction, was arrested last fall after law enforcement officers searched his home and found child pornography on his computer. He’s scheduled to be sentenced in June.

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

………Sarah Tofte