Aurelio Martinez – Repeat Sex Offender – Murderer

A convicted sexual offender with an arrest record going back 18 years now faces a homicide count in the murder of a pregnant teenager whose body was found in Davenport Monday.

A warrant charges Aurelio Martinez, 36, of St. Petersburg with second degree murder in the death of Bria Metz, 17, of St. Petersburg, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.

Her body was found in a pine tree grove off Highway 27 in Davenport Monday.

Detectives traced telephone numbers on the victim’s cell phone to Martinez and arrested him Thursday afternoon on violation of probation charges in a 2003 felony child abuse, weapons and aggravated assault case out of Hollywood, Florida.

Once in custody, they questioned him about the Metz homicide.

Under questioning, Martinez said Metz wanted money from him, she told him she knew he was a sexual offender, that she was 17, and would tell the police. They argued and he grabbed her neck in his hands until she relaxed. When she stopped breathing, he panicked and got rid of the body, according to the affidavit.

Martinez has a lengthly criminal record in Florida dating back to 1991. Prior arrests include Loitering and Prowling, Burglary, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of Cocaine, Sexual Battery with Occupied Burglary and Assault, Disorderly Conduct and a Traffic Violation. He’s been arrested in Broward County, Hollywood, Miami-Dade Florida, and Hialeah.

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

He was being held at the Pinellas County Jail Thursday night on no bond.

Published in: on May 8, 2009 at 7:27 am  Leave a Comment  

James M. Silcox – Repeat Sex Offender – Molests 5 year old

Sheriff’s officials arrested a 64-year-old registered sex offender Thursday and charged him with lewd or lascivious molestation after he reportedly touched a 5-year-old girl inappropriately, according to officials.

The victim told Detective Owen Confessore that James M. Silcox touched her private area, and allegedly told her not to tell anyone. The incident occurred between Halloween and Christmas of 2008.

Silcox told the detective he picked up the victim by the waist and may have accidentally touched her private area.

He was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail.

The state’s Department of Corrections Web site shows Silcox was convicted in Marion County in 1992 for coercing a child involving a sex act. He was released in November 2001.

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

James Smith – Repeat Sex Offender – Tried to kidnap girl from school

A Dallas man was jailed after he was arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap a girl from the 7th & 8th Grade Center, police said.

James Smith, 40, was arrested Tuesday afternoon when he tried to get a 15-year-old girl to leave the school with him, police said.

Smith has a police record and is a “lifetime registered sex offender,” said Police Lt. Bobby Lee, who also said Smith has a first-degree rape conviction.

Smith went into the school and contacted the girl at about 1:30 p.m., telling her he was her father and that her mother was in the car and she needed to go with him, Lee said.

“She was a very smart girl,” Lee said. “She took off running for the office.”

Another student at the school who was related to the suspect knew who he was, Lee said.

Muskogee Public Schools campus Police Chief Dan Hall said Smith was able to get into the school because he was accompanying his sister for a conference about the sister’s child.

Hall said Smith approached the 15-year-old girl as she was walking through the hall to class.

Hall said the school captured the incident on video and contacted Muskogee Police.

“We were able to obtain good video through the school,” Lee said.

Smith was contacted and agreed to go to the police station, where he was arrested, Lee said. Charges are expected to be filed Thursday, Lee said.

Smith remains in Muskogee County/City Detention Facility.

Hall said school policy says that only the parent or legal guardian who signs a child into the school is authorized to pick up the child.

“He (Smith) could not have been able to sign the girl out,” Hall said, adding that the man’s name was not on the approved list.

He said it is possible that the suspect might have known the girl’s mother before the girl was born.

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

Nathaniel Josiah Worden – Repeat Sex Offender

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana is asking anyone who may be a victim, or who may know a victim, of a Valparaiso man indicted in federal court on child pornography charges to contact the U.S. Attorney or the local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Investigations.

Nathaniel Josiah Worden, 28, has been charged, in a superseding indictment, with advertising child pornography, transportation of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said today.

The indictment also includes a notification that Worden was a registered sex offender at the time.

The Valparaiso Police Department, the Indiana State Police, the Lake County Sheriff’s Police, the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the South Burlington Police Department, and ICE participated in the investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is asking “anyone who has further information or believes they may be or know a victim of Nathaniel J. Worden are asked to please call (219) 937-5636 or their local Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Investigations.”

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