Melvin Middleton – Repeat Sex Offender – Internet Predator

St. Tammany Sheriff’s deputies traveled to Saginaw, Mich., last month to arrest a man who was using the Internet to solicit sexual favors from a 13-year-old girl in Covington.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. George Bonnett said that in early March, the girl’s mother discovered evidence that her daughter was communicating with an out-of-state adult man through a social networking Web site. The mother also found that the two had also sent text messages to each other. All the communications allegedly had inappropriate text messages, e-mails and pictures, Bonnett said.

The mother went to the Sheriff’s Office, who investigated and traced the messages back to Melvin Middleton, 31, of Saginaw.

An arrest warrant was issued for Middleton, and the Saginaw police took him into custody. Deputies flew up to Michigan on March 19 and brought Middleton back, where he was booked on a charge of computer-aided solicitation of a minor for sexual purposes. Bonnett said Middleton is still in the St. Tammany Jail under a $25,000 bond.

Bonnett said Middleton is a convicted sex offender and is on the registry for sex offenders in Saginaw.

Since this is not Middleton’s first time being arrested as a sex offender, if convicted, he faces a prison sentence of between 10 to 20 years without benefit of parole, probation of suspension of sentence.

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

Manitoba enacts child porn reporting law

Manitoba became the first Canadian province to enact a law requiring anyone who encounters child pornography to report it to police.

Family Services Minister Gord Mackintosh said while the most likely people to come across child pornography are Internet service providers and computer repair technicians, the law makes it mandatory for every resident to report it, the Winnipeg Free Press reported Thursday.

The measure places pornography on the same level as child abuse, which the law already required citizens to report.

“Child exploitation is already the most under-reported form of child abuse and a serious problem that has to be addressed,” Mackintosh said. “We have to increase reporting and we have to make sure the law catches up to technology.”

Penalties for failing to alert police about child pornography include a maximum fine of $50,000 and up to two years in jail, the report said.

Published in: on April 17, 2009 at 9:16 am  Leave a Comment  

Jim Schneider – Music teacher busted for child porn

Two men in Colorado Springs are facing charges connected to child pornography. One of them is a band teacher at a local middle school.

According to the arrest affidavit, Jim Schneider admitted to police that he had images of child porn on his home computer. Police say it was folks at Yahoo, Inc. that tipped off authorities. They found the disturbing images in an online photo album.

The case landed at the ICAC unit, in the Colorado Springs Police department. Schneider was arrested at his home on Wednesday on charges of sexual exploitation of children.

It turns out he’s a band teacher at Timberview Middle School in Academy District 20. He’s also a tennis coach at Liberty High School. Police don’t believe any children in Colorado Springs are victims.

It’s a small relief for parents who trusted their children to a man now accused of this disturbing crime. Nanette Anderson is the spokesperson for Academy District 20. She says, “We know that families are concerned. The staff at Timberview is obviously shocked and saddened.”

Sgt. Bill Dehart heads the ICAC unit. He says, “The reality is, it’s the person closest to the children, the one you trust the most. It’s not the stranger.” He adds, that it’s a very small percentage of people working in schools that get accused of this crime, but it’s a sad reminder to be vigilant.

Schneider is no stranger to District 20. He’s been working for them since 2001. Officials there say he passed a thorough background check, including checks with the FBI.

Just two days earlier, in a separate case, Michael Eichsteadt was arrested at his home in Colorado Springs. Police say his ex-wife tipped off authorities that he had child porn on his computer. Police say they found several hundred videos and images.

Both men are free on a $3,000 bond. Officials at District 20 will only say that Schneider is on leave. They won’t say if it’s paid.

Steven Eugene Hesson – Repeat Sex Offender – Baby Raper

The court proceeding included the reading of an impact statement by a 29-year-old woman who said she too was molested by Hesson when she was four years old. Her case was dismissed at the time because the judge deemed she was too young to give competent testimony.

A 60-year-old man with a history of child molestation was sentenced today by a Placer County judge to 16 years in state prison for committing lewd acts upon an eight-year-old Rocklin girl.

Steven Eugene Hesson, a registered sex offender, was given the term by Superior Court Judge J. Richard Couzens, who also ordered him to pay restitution penalties of $10,000.

The court proceeding included the reading of an impact statement by a 29-year-old woman who said she too was molested by Hesson when she was four years old. Her case was dismissed at the time because the judge deemed she was too young to give competent testimony.

“Words cannot explain the emotional pain my mind and body have gone through,” the woman told the court, adding that Hesson had “robbed me of my childhood innocence.”

“I don’t understand why anyone would want to leave a scar this big on anyone. I wanted to pretend like it never happened to me and tried to repress it and put it in a dark corner in my mind.”

The woman said she has suffered from stress, depression, anger, nightmares and drug problems and that she doesn’t trust people.

Placer County Deputy District Attorney Jeff Wood said the woman had waited 25 years to tell her story.

“Hopefully, this will bring some closure for her,” he said.

Wood said Hesson served a six-year prison sentence in 1984 for child molestation. Ironically, it was Judge Couzens who sentenced him in that case, he said.

In the more recent case, Rocklin police arrested Hesson on Sept. 24 after investigating a molestation report in which the defendant, who was renting a room at another man’s home, volunteered to babysit the eight-year-old girl when her father left the house because of an emergency.

Hesson entered a plea of guilty to two counts of child molestation on March 18.

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

Rasaan Raymon Patton – Repeat Sex Offender – Tries new trick

  • Previous conviction: RAPE OF DRUGGED VICTIM

Prosecutors say a registered sex offender purposely caused a car crash so he could sexually assault a teenage driver.

Rasaan Raymon Patton, 28, of Perris is charged with four felonies, including attempted rape and sexual battery by restraint. Prosecutors are seeking a possible life sentence, given that he has an earlier conviction, for a 1999 rape in Riverside County.

The incident happened around 2:40 a.m. on June 21, 2008, prosecutors said.

The 17-year-old girl was driving home alone on Yorktown Avenue in Huntington Beach. Patton followed the girl and caused a minor crash, prosecutors said. When she pulled over, Patton assaulted her, prosecutors said.

The girl managed to get away and reported the assault to police the next day, authorities said. Patton was arrested at his Riverside home Monday – after police say they linked a handprint on the girl’s car to his fingerprints.

Patton will be arraigned today at Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison.

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

Darrell Weidman – Repeat Sex Offender – Viewing Child Porn at Library

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metro police said a convicted sex offender was hanging out at a Nashville Library and used the public computers to look up child porn.

Officials said he was in the Downtown branch Thursday afternoon looking up the images then taking pictures of them with his cell phone.

Darrell Weidman is already a convicted of promoting sexual performance by a child in Florida.

Weidman was arrested by Metro officers.

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

Randy Lee Ronning – Repeat Sex Offender – Slipped through the cracks

A convicted sex offender and former Bloomington youth sports coach recently charged with molesting two girls apparently slipped through a background check to work for Bloomington Public schools a decade ago.

Randy Lee Ronning, 36, of Bloomington, was charged last week with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct after a witness allegedly saw him molesting a girl in a motel room at a Bloomington Days Inn, where he was babysitting.

Police talked to one girl who said Ronning touched her inappropriately, while a second said that Ronning, her longtime babysitter, had molested her since she was 8 years old.

Ronning helped coach floor hockey in early 2008 and softball in the spring of 2006 for the Bloomington Athletic Association (BAA). The teams were for girls ages 8 to 10.

The BAA did not do a background check on Ronning, the group said. Police said they will work with the BAA on how to do such checks.

The revelation prompted police to send letters to parents whose children might have had him as their coach, though there was no evidence that Ronning committed any offenses while coaching, said Bloomington police Sgt. Mark Stehlik.

In 1992, Ronning was convicted of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct in Hennepin County. Police say that although the circumstances were different, that crime also involved a juvenile female. Police say a background check would have revealed that conviction.

Despite the existence of that record, the Bloomington public schools system hired Ronning in June 1999 to work as a school bus aide in the transportation center. Though his 1992 conviction should have stood out on a background check, it slipped by, said Bloomington Schools spokesperson Rick Kaufman.

Kaufman said that the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension performs the school system’s background checks and that no offenses by Ronning were found.

“Had that conviction shown up, I can guarantee you he would not have been hired to work in the district,” Kaufman said.

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

Robert J. Washington – Repeat Sex Offender

A convicted sex offender who passed himself off as an executive chef of the Worthington Hotel offered several people jobs and groped at least two 17-year-old women, police said.

He told one of the women that this was what to expect from drunken hotel guests, police said.

Robert J. Washington, 41, was issued two citations for assault by contact Thursday.

Police say they learned of the ruse Monday night after some of the people showed up at the downtown hotel, only to find that Washington did not work there.

Detective Kerry Adcock said Washington has denied deliberately touching anyone inappropriately or promising people work, but admitted posing as a chef to “impress people and because he didn’t want to tell them he’s a sex offender.”

Tarrant County court records show Washington, 41, plead guilty in 1991 to aggravated sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl in exchange for a 15-year prison sentence.

A 17-year-old college student told police that she had called Washington after learning through someone at her church that he worked at the hotel and was reportedly hiring. She said Washington offered her a hostess job for that night and even gave her a ride home from college to discuss it.

But as they arrived at her home on the short east side, the teen told police, Washington warned her about drunken hotel guests she would likely encounter on the job.

“He told her, ‘They might try to do this’ and then he reaches over and starts grabbing her breasts,” Adcock said.

The teen said she jumped out of the car but Washington didn’t leave, still insisting he could get her a job. He also told about a half a dozen others gathered in the area, including a few men, that he had work for them that night at the hotel, too, Adcock said.

Adcock said Washington instructed the people to dress in black pants and a white shirt and said he’d arrange to have them picked up by bus around 9 p.m. at the location. At some point during his talk with the group, police say he also grabbed the breast of another 17-year-old girl.

“She was wearing a tank top and Washington grabbed her breast saying, ‘You will have to cover those up,’ ” said Sgt. Cheryl Johnson.

The woman told police that she told Washington to get his hands off her, and he apologized.

When a bus didn’t show at the designated hour, someone in the group called Washington and was told that the hotel’s restaurant had been closed down by OSHA and that he wouldn’t need anyone that night.

Police said Washington later drove back to the neighborhood, recruiting an 18-year-old woman to supervise the clean-up.

Police were later called after that woman, accompanied by one of the 17-year-old women and another man, went to the hotel and learned that Washington did not work there.

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

Repeat Sex Offenders – March 2009

James Earl Melvin Jr. – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Molester

Michael A. Marshall – Repeat Sex Offender – Baby Raper

Edward Lee Silcox – Repeat Sex Offender – Lured child at Target’s

Barton Bagnes – Repeat Sex Offender – Diaper Boy terrorizes children

David Sherrer Jr – Repeat Sex Offender – Victim less than 10

Michael Johnson – Repeat Sex Offender – Posed as CopJoseph Bowman – Repeat Sex Offender – Refuses to restrain himself

Bryan Dickson – Repeat Sex Offender

Michael McBride – Repeat Sex Offender – Child MolesterRobert Ferguson – Repeat Sex Offender – 15 years to Life

Kevin J. Miller – Repeat Sex Offender – Compulsive Freak

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

Todd J. Lance – Repeat Sex Offender –

Ronald D. Sever – Repeat Sex Offender

Anthony Kirkland – Repeat Sex Offender – Murderer

Jeremy Vater – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Molester

Robert Wesley Bell – Repeat Sex Offender – Preying on Children

Jesse Goodman – Repeat Sex Offender – Internet Predator

Rene Carriere – Repeat Sex Offender – Molested same girl AGAIN

James Walter Hale – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Pornography

Mark Gillette – Repeat Sex Offender – Busted on Craig’s List

Jeremy Lee Webb – Repeat Sex Offender – Internet Predator

Ernest Leonard Voight – Repeat Sex Offender – Gets 390 years

Patrick Scott Page – Repeat Sex Offender – Busted

Michael Clements – Repeat Sex Offender – Gets Life for — Repeating

Robert Allen Shira – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Predator

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

Stephen Griggs – Repeat Sex Offender – Strikes Again in Vermont

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

Derrick Bernard Harden Jr – Repeat Sex Offender – Baby Raper

William Spear – Repeat Sex Offender – Violent Rapist

Kenneth Hendryx – Repeat Sex Offender – 15 years later

Eric Lee Spiwak – Repeat Sex Offender – Gets off easy with only 15 years

Joseph P. Tyler – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Molester turned man raper

Craig Driscoll – Repeat Sex Offender – Got off with probation then carried on as before

Mark Heath – Repeat Sex Offender – Claims he’s sorry

John Thomas Breeding – Repeat Sex Offender – ‘Biker Santa’

Timothy Ray Shifflett – Repeat Sex Offender – Takes Alford plea to forcible sodomy

Brandon Keith Petering – Repeat Sex Offender – Attempts Abduction

Brian David Ormsby – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Predator

Aaron Herrera – Repeat Sex Offender – Spring Break Rapist

Everett Holloway – Repeat Sex Offender – He Raped within 2 months of release

Larry Woods, Jr – Repeat Sex Offender – Sexual Predator

Jeffrey Curtis Embler – Repeat Sex Offender

Tom Pollacci – Repeat Sex Offender – Pleads Not Guilty

Alfred Cash – Repeat Sex Offender – Gets 13 years

James Anthony Salazar – Repeat Sex Offender – WANTED

Jose Morales Saldana – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Predator

Erwin Mettler – Repeat Sex Offender Busted for Child Porn

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

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

Mark A. Fuller – Repeat Sex Offender – ReOffends

Craig Bennett – Repeat Sex Offender – An Animal

Elmer Ellman – Repeat Sex Offender – 25 Years

Charles Mould – Repeat Sex Offender – Life Sentence

Elijah Lewis – Repeat Sex Offender – Makes his Escapes

William Charles Easterly – Repeat Sex Offender – Caught by Wife

Jonathan Staat – Repeat Juvenile Sex Offender and his Cockroach ENABLING judge

Charles Randy Horne Jr. – REPEAT SEX OFFENDER – Baby Raper

Dale Schaeffer – Repeat Sex Offender – Enabled by wife

Michael Thomas Potter, Jr. – Repeat Sex Offender – Myspace Internet Predator gets 27 years

Jonathan Bermingham – Repeat Sex Offender – Begs for Castration

John Szorady – Repeat Sex Offender – 54 counts rape

Michael McGill – Repeat Sex Offender – To be released despite his threats to reoffend

Published in: on April 16, 2009 at 8:33 am  Leave a Comment  

Garth Jason Gumienny – Repeat Sex Offender – Tenant molesting boy

A registered sex offender has been arrested on suspicion of molesting a boy whose mother rented him a room unaware that he was a convicted child molester, police said Wednesday.

Garth Jason Gumienny, 35, was booked into the county jail and faces 10 counts of child molestation. He was arrested by officers conducting checks to make sure registered sex offenders are complying with the terms of their release from prison, police said.

Officers said they visited 77 registered sex offenders in the city on Tuesday.

During the checks, police said they found Gumienny staying in a room at an apartment on Parks Avenue near University Avenue. A young boy was also found to be living in that room, police said.

Gumienny was a roommate in the apartment, and the boy’s mother was unaware that he was a registered sex offender, police said. The boy shared the room with the sex offender for at least one year as part of the living arrangements, police said.

Officers said they are still trying to determine how long the molestation took place.

The boy’s age is not being released to protect his identity, but police said he is younger than 16.

Detectives said they interviewed the boy and determined he had been molested “numerous times.”

Gumienny was booked in lieu of $1.25 million bail. He was convicted of oral sex with a minor and possessing material depicting minors in a sexual act, according to the state’s Megan’s Law Web site.

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