Kermit “Casper” Flanders – Repeat Sex Offender Scumbag


A registered sex offender gave alcohol and marijuana to two teenage girls, molested one of them and wrote “bitch” on her forehead while she was unconscious, police said Wednesday.

Kermit “Casper” Flanders, 39, was arrested Tuesday after an investigation into an April 11 incident at his home in St. Albans. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Vermont District Court in Burlington to one count of sexual assault and two counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor. He was ordered to be held without bail at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.

Vermont State Police called the case disturbing. “He’s a convicted sex offender who’s continuing to re-offend,” said Trooper Benjamin Katz, a state police detective.

A 17-year-old girl told authorities she accompanied Flanders’ niece to his home, where they mixed cocktails called Sex on the Beach, drank them and smoked a marijuana joint that was provided by Flanders, who crushed five pills of OxyContin and snorted the powder, according to an affidavit filed Wednesday.

The girl told police that, despite her requests to be left alone, Flanders picked her up and took her to his bed, where he pulled off her pants and underwear and assaulted her, according to the affidavit.

When she woke up the next morning, she realized Flanders had used a black marker to write “bitch” on her forehead and “mouth” on her chin, draw on her nose and write her name on her knee, the affidavit said.

The Burlington Free Press does not reveal the names of people who claim to be sexual-assault victims without their consent.

Flanders was convicted of sexual assault on a minor in 1995 and lewd and lascivious conduct in 1997, when he became registered as a sex offender.

Police also said Flanders had changed residences without notifying the registry, a violation of his probation.

Defense attorney John Findlay, who represented Flanders at Wednesday’s arraignment, wouldn’t comment on the new case.

Franklin County prosecutor Diane Wheeler was not in court for the arraignment, which was moved to neighboring Chittenden County in accordance with a new policy to hold a suspect’s court appearances in the county in which he or she is jailed. She could not be reached for comment afterward. Two telephone messages left at her St. Albans office were not immediately returned.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on April 23, 2009 at 5:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

Lawrence Halbert – Repeat Sex Offender – Molested child in Costco

Halbert has three prior convictions for sexual crimes that include a 1979 conviction for molesting a child under 14, a 1980 conviction for a violent rape, and second rape and sexual assault conviction in 1989, Finney said.


A registered sex offender who was arrested Sunday in Concord for allegedly fondling a 9-year-old girl at a Costco store is scheduled to be arraigned in Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez Thursday afternoon.

Lawrence Halbert, a 50-year-old Concord man, has been charged with committing a felony lewd act on a child under 14 and two felony sex offender registration violations. He is also facing multiple enhancements related to his prior convictions, according to court records.

According to Concord police Sgt. Mike Finney, Halbert was at the Costco store at 2400 Monument Blvd. Sunday when he allegedly reached down and fondled a 9-year-old girl’s buttocks.

The child’s father allegedly saw the act and confronted Halbert.

Halbert allegedly told the father that he had touched the child accidentally, but the father didn’t believe him and called police.

One of the officers who responded to the call had been assigned to monitor Halbert and knew he was a repeat sex offender, Finney said.

Halbert has three prior convictions for sexual crimes that include a 1979 conviction for molesting a child under 14, a 1980 conviction for a violent rape, and second rape and sexual assault conviction in 1989, Finney said.

Halbert served his entire sentence and spent years at Atascadero State Hospital in the sexually violent predator treatment program, but was released without parole in 1998. He lived in Oakland until 2007 when he moved to Concord and police have been monitoring him ever since, Finney said.

“There was a high probability he would re-offend,” Finney said, citing Halbert’s alleged lack of remorse for his previous crimes.

“The problem is that these guys don’t stop,” Finney said.

Halbert’s bail has been set at $1.65 million. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m.

Because of his prior convictions, Halbert could face a life sentence if he is convicted of the current charges under the state’s three strikes law, Finney said.

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