Jose Morales Saldana – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Predator

A Live Oak man arrested last October and charged with 50 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of indecent exposure pleaded guilty last week to one count of lewd or lascivious molestation of a child.

Jose Morales Saldana will serve three years in prison and five years’ sex offender probation. He will also be designated a sexual offender.

Jose Morales-Saldana, 36, performed sexual acts upon a juvenile female in the months prior to his arrest. Another juvenile witnessed some of the acts, according to reports.

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

Erwin Mettler – Repeat Sex Offender Busted for Child Porn

A 61-year-old registered sex offender was arrested Wednesday by Volusia County Sheriff’s investigators, accused of 12 counts of possessing child pornography.

Erwin Mettler was ordered held in the Volusia County Branch Jail with bail set at $60,000, Sheriff’s spokesman Brandon Haught said.

Mettler was convicted of lewd and lascivious assault in the presence of a minor in 1994 in Duval County, Haught said. Although he completed his prison sentence and probation, he was designated as a sexual offender and is required to register with authorities, which he did, Haught said.

Mettler rented a room in the 900 block of Tater Road near New Smyrna, Haught said. Earlier this month, he was admitted to a hospital and during his stay there he requested that his landlord go into his room to retrieve some clothes for him. While looking for the clothing, the landlord discovered a stack of printed pictures of adolescents engaged in sex acts, Haught said.

The landlord then reported the find to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and officers with the agency’s sex crimes squad obtained a search warrant and went into the room Wednesday morning.

Mettler admitted to downloading the images from the Internet and printing them, Haught said.

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

Charles Randy "Cowboy" Horne Jr. – Repeat Sex Offender – Rapes 6 year old girl

A registered sex offender who raped a 6-year-old girl multiple times in the late 90s was in court Thursday to enter a plea.

Charles Randy “Cowboy” Horne Jr., 30, of Anderson, was already on the sex offender registry for lewd acts on a minor under the age of 16. He was convicted in 1996, but served only one year under the Youthful Offender Act because he was 17 at the time.

Investigators said that Horne assaulted the 6-year-old at a home on LaPaz Street in Pendleton between 1998 and 1999. Investigators said that the girl, who is now a teenager, reported the alleged assaults in 2008.

After Horne was charged, deputies arrested his parents, Debra and Charles Horne Sr. They are accused of leaving two children alone with their son, despite his being a registered sex offender. They are charged with child neglect.

Horne pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Judge J.C. Nicholson sentenced Horne to 23 years in prison.

Solicitor Chrissy Adams said, “Mr. Horne took advantage of a young innocent girl, forever changing her life. It took great courage for this young lady to confront her abuser. Hopefully she can now move on with her life.

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

Ricky S. Veal Jr – Repeat Sex Offender – Arrested new sex crime

A man registered in Colbert County as a sex offender was arrested this afternoon in connection with a residential break-in and sexual assault of a woman Monday night in Mobile.

Ricky S. Veal Jr. was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. He remained tonight in the Mobile County Metro Jail without bail.

Veal is accused of breaking into the woman’s home on Antares Drive in southwest Mobile and sexually assaulting her shortly before 11 p.m. Monday. He was arrested at 3 p.m. today after being discovered hiding in the attic of a relative’s home on North Schillinger Road, according to police spokeswoman Officer Jacqueline Bridgeforth.

Bridgeforth said Veal is a registered sex offender in Colbert County with a conviction for indecent exposure. She said, however, that indecent exposure is not a crime that warrants the stricter requirements of the Alabama Community Notification Act. She said Veal was only required to give his address to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office when he moved to the Mobile area.

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

Mark A. Fuller – Repeat Sex Offender – ReOffends

Police arrested a 31-year-old Knox man Wednesday morning, March 25, on two charges of Class C sexual abuse of a minor.

Mark A. Fuller was arrested at 11:40 a.m. Waldo County Sheriff’s Department Detective Jason Bosco went to Fuller’s home and picked him up on an outstanding warrant.

According to sheriff’s department records, the charges against Fuller stem from two separate incidents in November and December 2008, in Brooks.

Chief Deputy Bob Keating said Fuller is accused of having an ongoing and allegedly consensual sexual relationship with a minor girl, now 15.

Keating said Fuller has a history of sex crimes; he is listed on the State Sex Offender Registry. According to the registry, Fuller was convicted on four charges of sexual abuse of a minor in Waldo County.

Fuller will answer to the charges at Waldo County Superior Court; no appearance date was listed on Fuller’s arrest record.

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

Cockroach Judge Padgett lets convicted sex offender go

BILL O’REILLY, HOST: In the “Factor Investigation” segment tonight: another dubious judge releases a dangerous man. Forty-eight-year-old Richard Chotiner was convicted of sexually molesting a mentally disabled person, a man with a mental capacity of a 10-year-old. Chotiner is sentenced to 15 years in a Florida prison, but the judge, J. Rogers Padgett, let him out on bail pending appeal, despite objections from the prosecutor and just about everybody else.

“Factor” producer Jesse Watters spoke to the victim and members of the community:


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He had no right to let him go. That judge needs to be punished, too. He let him go back in August. And it wasn’t right either. I just — am so upset about that when it happened. It was a shock when he did it again.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Horrified. I wish I had the judge here so I could let him know how I feel. But I will look into it, and they’ll hear from me. They really will. As I’m sure they’ll hear from Bill O’Reilly.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I actually think that it’s a travesty, especially with kids running around in the neighborhood.


O’REILLY: Now, we called Judge Padgett to get his side of the story. He refused to give it to us, so Jesse paid him a visit.

JESSE WATTERS, “FACTOR” PRODUCER: Hey, Judge, Jesse Waters with FOX News. How are you?


WATTERS: You had a sex offender that was convicted of two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a mentally disabled person and you gave him bail? How do you justify that?

PADGETT: I don’t have to justify it to you now. I mean, it was all handled in open court. If you want to look at the record, you can look at the record.

WATTERS: Give me a break, Judge. We looked at the record. You owe us an explanation here. Your salary is paid for by the taxpayers. Judge, even the defense attorney thought this was outrageous. Judge, with all due respect you have an obligation to talk to us here. You’re a public official.

PADGETT: I’m going to hurt you if, you know, you don’t move your leg.

WATTERS: The victim is scared. You owe that family an apology.


O’REILLY: So a word of advice to everybody in Hillsboro County, Florida: Be careful. This guy is out there.

With us now is Jesse Watters. This judge has a history of being soft on sex offenders. In a very high-profile case, the teacher Debra Lafave, right, convicted of molesting a student, young boy. This judge cut her sentence in half, right?

WATTERS: She was on house arrest, and he cut the house arrest in half. And this was only two months after she had been caught violating her probation by having intimate conversations with a teenager that she was working with at a diner. So obviously this guy’s got some predilection to being soft on sex offenders.

O’REILLY: When you talk to the victim, he came across there as being fairly articulate. I mean, he told us how he felt about it. But they say his mental state is of a 10-year-old boy? Is that…

WATTERS: Yes, and you can tell just by looking in his eyes. The guy’s not all there, and that was why he was able to be preyed upon by this vicious sex offender. And you’d think a 23-year-old or someone of that age — and he’s about 6’2″ — would fight this guy off, punch him in the face and just scram. But this guy doesn’t have a bad bone in his body. That’s why it’s so sad. I actually, I asked him, “If you ever saw this guy in the neighborhood, what would you do?” He said, “I’d run away as fast as I can and call the police.”

O’REILLY: Well, he only lives two miles from the guy. This guy — the predator, convicted criminal. Again, convicted. And the judge didn’t have to let him out on bail. Everybody, including the defense attorney, said no, right?


O’REILLY: They said, “No, put him away like Bernie Madoff and let him appeal.” But you know, he’s dangerous. Two miles he lives from the victim, right?

WATTERS: Two and a half miles from the victim. And not only that: He doesn’t have any electronic monitoring device. And the guy’s — there’s — neighbors are freaking out because there’s kids everywhere. There’s a baseball diamond. There’s an elementary school. One person said that they put all the toys in the backyard so they could watch the kid play in the backyard.

O’REILLY: And I understand the guy was seen at the local pool?

WATTERS: Yes. He was sun bathing at the local pool.

O’REILLY: This is the convicted sex offender?

WATTERS: Yes. All lathered up, SPF 15, disgusting, and people are scared because kids, grandkids are out there. It’s a scary situation.

O’REILLY: You also talked to the mother of the victim, right? And she has gotten involved with this. And there’s going to be a rally, I understand, on Friday in the Tampa area?

WATTERS: Yes, there’s going to be a rally outside of the courthouse on Friday. And what they want to just make sure this judge never practices ever again.

O’REILLY: Yes, right.

WATTERS: And he is retired, but they want to make sure this guy gets railroaded out of town.

O’REILLY: But you know, in Florida, Jesse, when you’re a retired judge, you get called back all the time, as this man did for this case.


O’REILLY: Because, you know, some judge is on vacation or whatever, and they call these guys back. This guy’s very arrogant to me. We gave him more than enough time to explain why he made this decision. He hasn’t explained it at all to anybody, so I mean, he’s very arrogant.

Now, the mom, she wants to basically have the state rule this judge out, right? No way. But the judge could revoke the guy’s bail and he could send him back?

WATTERS: Yes. The judge still has discretion. That’s the saddest part about it. And I don’t know what we can do legally. You’ll have to talk to the “Is It Legal?” ladies about it. But they want this guy in prison locked up where he should be, not out on the streets, you know.

O’REILLY: Right, roaming around.


O’REILLY: All right, Jesse, another good job. And good job yesterday with the — if you didn’t see “The Factor” last night, we had these far-left loons hurting the rape victim, Alexa, and her family. And we should have a follow-up on that later this week. That was a good job, and you were very respectful to the woman. The woman, you know, she’s trying to paint herself as a victim, you know, that you were yelling at her.

WATTERS: Right, right.

O’REILLY: And the tape shows quite the opposite. But we will continue on that story as well. Thanks, Jesse.

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

Craig Bennett – Repeat Sex Offender – An Animal

Craig Bennett, 44, subjected the terrified child to a “depraved and disturbing attack” after asking him to help look for a missing dog in a secluded spot.

The victim eventually managed to break free and flag down a passing vehicle which took him home.

Police later traced Bennett – who recently married his homosexual partner in a civil ceremony – and discovered he had been convicted of rape 16 years earlier in the same field in Darwen, Lancashire.

Before the 1993 attack Bennett had approached a young boy and talked to him about football before subjecting him to the ordeal.

He had also been the subject of a police manhunt in 2000 and a branded a danger to boys when he fled his probation hostel after being freed from jail.

The latest attack occurred two months after a policewoman had carried out a sex offenders’ address check at his home in Darwen.

Bennett, also known as Craig Preece, is facing life behind bars after being convicted of kidnap, kidnap with intent to commit a sexual offence, two counts of rape and one count of threats to kill at Preston Crown Court. He will be sentenced later in the week.

After the case Det Supt Graham Hermann, of Lancashire Police force’s Public Protection Unit, said: “This is an example of when a registered sex offender goes on to commit a further serious offence.

“It shows that despite all the good work that goes into managing these individuals by dedicated staff in all agencies the only way to eliminate risk is to watch them 24 hours a day.

“This is the only one last year out of over a 1000 registered sex offenders who went on to commit a further serious offence, although this is no consolation to the child and family in this case, it should be reassuring to the public.

“The fact that Bennett was caught so quickly was testament to the level of knowledge of the supervising team of his description and habits, and undoubtedly stopped him from going on to commit other offences.”

The unnamed boy had been playing out on the night of the attack in May last year and had left a friend to go to Sudellside Off Licence to buy a chocolate bar.

He saw two men in a car driving slowly along the streets as though they were looking for a dog and a third man who spoke to them from a bus stop.

The boy said he offered to help the lone man look for the dog and the man later offered him £10 to continue the search.

The pair went to the nearby Marsh House wooded area on Baileys Field in Darwen but as it became dark the boy said he would have to go.

He tried to leave, but Bennett tied his hands together with a belt and attacked him.

Tim Brennand, prosecuting, said: “The commission of this offence, in broad daylight, required forethought, planning, cunning, charm, guile and a willingness to resort to extreme violence in order to satiate his perverted and grotesque fantasy in the abduction and abuse of a young boy.”

The boy’s father told the court: “You would have had to have known him to know how different he is now. His confidence is blown. He doesn’t do a lot of the stuff that he used to. He won’t go out to play.”

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

Tom Pollacci – Repeat Sex Offender – Pleads Not Guilty

A Pebble Beach man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he raped an unconscious woman who was physically incapable of consenting to sex.

Tom Pollacci, a registered sex offender, faces up to eight years in prison if convicted of three felony counts relating to an incident that allegedly occurred last spring in Pacific Grove. He is free on a $500,000 bond, but is due back in court April 2 for a hearing requested by prosecutors who want to raise his bail. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 5.

Police say Pollacci, 49, delivered the unconscious woman to the emergency room at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in the early morning hours of April 21. She had a fractured skull and was bleeding in her brain. Court records indicate police believe she was struck with a blunt object.

Pollacci admitted to having sex with the woman, a former Pebble Beach resident who was visiting from Colorado, but said the sex was consensual. He told police that the woman visited him at his family’s liquor store earlier that night, but left. It was not until later that he found her injured in her car and drove her to the hospital.

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