Jason Ray Gokey – Repeat Sex Offender – Pleads to 32 years


While Superior Court Judge R. Douglas Holt has given longer sentences, the 32 years he sentenced a repeat sex offender is believed to be the longest plea agreement stipulated term he’s seen.

Holt sentenced Jason Ray Gokey, 41, to serve two consecutive 16-year terms Tuesday for two counts of sexual conduct with a minor. He also sentenced him to serve a consecutive lifetime term on sexual offender probation for two counts of attempted molestation of a child.

Gokey pleaded guilty to the charges – class 2 and 3 felonies respectively – April 14. His plea agreement stipulated he would serve a 32-year sentence day for day. That means he will not be eligible to accrue time off for good behavior. He was given credit for 217 days time served. After the prosecution alerted Judge Holt that Gokey might be confused about his sentence, Holt went over the plea agreement and made sure Gokey had no questions. He then stated exactly what that meant.

“I have accepted this plea,” Holt said. “Which meant the day I accepted it, I accepted the terms. And I agreed to sentence you consistent with the plea. I felt that 32 years might be adequate for the terrible crimes that were committed on this little kid. So I’m going to give you 32 years, and there’s no discussion about it.”

Deputy Graham County Attorney C. Alan Perkins said Gokey’s sentence is substantially longer than many others with similar types of violations because he was already a convicted sex offender, and the case against him was exceptionally strong.

“Based on those reasons and, frankly, my personal conviction that Mr. Gokey represents an ongoing danger to youth in this or any community he lives in, I had to insist on a very long prison term,” Perkins said. “One that will see him behind bars for nearly all the rest of his life.”

Due to the sentencing structure of Gokey’s offenses, the term is actually slightly mitigated. The court found Gokey’s willingness to work with law enforcement and the prosecution as a mitigator. That means he will actually serve slightly less than the presumptive for his offenses.

Gokey will be 73 years old before he is let out of prison. In that event, he will be immediately placed on sex offender probation for the rest of his life with all the standard stipulations that go with it.

The mother of the victim said Gokey preyed on their already broken family, which had given him a roof over his head when he had nowhere else to go. She said she is left to pick up the pieces of the many lives he shattered with his actions.

“You may be facing a long time in prison, but I can assure you that the victims you have left behind are the ones who have a life sentence as they will never forget the hurt you have caused them,” she said.

Gokey apologized to his victims before Judge Holt pronounced the sentence.

He agreed that he needed to go to prison and hoped that he will respond to treatment for his sickness.

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

Jack Louis Sporich – Repeat Sex Offender – Escaped Civil Confinement by legal maneuvers – Busted in Cambodia

The 74-year-old retired engineer appeared to have escaped his past, which included his classification as one of California’s most dangerous sex offenders, one who authorities suspect may have molested more than 500 young boys over the years.

He once complained that California had violated his civil rights by committing him to Atascadero for 39 months after he had completed his prison sentence.

Sporich’s case was highlighted in The Bee’s series, which revealed that it was far easier for offenders to win release from Atascadero by refusing treatment than by undergoing the lengthy treatment program designed to prevent them from reoffending.

Jack Louis Sporich was living an idyllic retirement, splitting his time between a luxury condo in Sedona, Ariz., and a sprawling home he was having built in a tourist mecca in Cambodia.

The 74-year-old retired engineer appeared to have escaped his past, which included his classification as one of California’s most dangerous sex offenders, one who authorities suspect may have molested more than 500 young boys over the years.

Now, officials say Sporich, who won his release from Atascadero State Hospital in May 2004 without spending a single day in treatment, may have reoffended.

He has been charged in Cambodia with indecent acts against minors in a case involving four young Cambodian boys, according to an official in Phnom Penh whose organization helped investigate Sporich.

Cambodian news accounts of his arrest indicate Sporich denied the allegations, which included the claim that he lured the children – ages 9 to 13 – to his home with toys and candies. The Cambodia Daily reported that he also attracted youngsters by dropping dollar bills in the street.

He was arrested Feb. 2 and remains in custody in the tourist town of Siem Reap, according to Seila Samleang, executive director of Action Pour Les Enfants-Cambodia.

APLE-Cambodia is a non-governmental organization that works closely with Cambodian police to target foreign pedophiles who exploit youngsters in that country, and Sporich had been under investigation by the group.

Samleang said in an e-mail to The Bee on Tuesday that the charges are misdemeanors punishable by a prison sentence of one to three years. Sexual exploitation of children has been a problem for years in Cambodia, where the age of consent is 15.

Todd Melnik, the defense attorney who won Sporich’s release from Atascadero, said he knew nothing of the Cambodia charges. An e-mail to Sporich this week seeking comment did not receive a response.

Sporich is no stranger to charges of sex with children.

He spent nine years in prison after his conviction in Ventura County on seven counts of lewd acts upon children under 14. Then, he was committed to Atascadero State Hospital as a “sexually violent predator” deemed too dangerous to be released upon completion of his sentence.

David Lehr, a Ventura County defense attorney who originally prosecuted Sporich, said he may have had as many as 500 victims, and that he typically befriended boys through their parents and offered to take them on camping trips.

The parents frequently would pay Sporich for his gas and the time he spent on the trips, Lehr said last week.

“If I had to pick from a list of former and current SVPs, he would be, by far, the first one I would be most concerned about,” Lehr said in an interview for a 2006 series of stories in The Bee about sexually violent predators.

Sporich was released from Atascadero in May 2004, after two juries were unable to agree on whether he would re-offend, and he immediately moved to Arizona, where the only requirement he faced was that he register as a sex offender once a year.

He is not listed on the current sex offender registry maintained by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Sporich’s case was highlighted in The Bee’s series, which revealed that it was far easier for offenders to win release from Atascadero by refusing treatment than by undergoing the lengthy treatment program designed to prevent them from reoffending.

Since the treatment program began 13 years ago, 17 offenders have won release by undergoing all or some of the required programs, and none has reoffended, the state says.

By contrast, 155 others – including Sporich – have been released through court orders.

After The Bee’s series, lawmakers introduced a number of proposed improvements to the system and voters later that year overwhelmingly approved Proposition 83.

That measure increased prison sentences for habitual and violent offenders and did away with the requirement that sexually violent predators be allowed a trial every two years. Instead, they now can petition annually for a hearing, but the burden of proof is on them to convince a court they no longer pose a threat.

In an interview for The Bee’s 2006 series, Sporich said he felt remorse for his actions and complained that California had violated his civil rights by committing him to Atascadero for 39 months after he had completed his prison sentence.

He also boasted of his photographic excursions to Southeast Asia, and showed off a photo on the wall of his Sedona condo of the bare bottom of a preschool-aged boy urinating in public.

Family members say that in recent years Sporich married a 23-year-old Southeast Asian woman with several small children and that he had begun building a large home in Cambodia.

June Caine, Sporich’s older sister, said he met the woman, a waitress, overseas after leaving her a $100 tip. Caine said the family had known for years of Sporich’s past and had hoped he would seek treatment.

“I don’t want him out anymore,” she said. “I think he’s sick, and he’s never going to get well. I don’t want this to go on.”

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

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Dan Deleon Flores – Repeat Sex Offender – Baby Raper


A 56-year-old man is behind bars, accused of sodomizing a child.

In the mid-1990s, Dan Deleon Flores was accused of a similar crime, served time in jail, but never registered as a sex offender.

Humble police have arrested an Humble man who has already served time for sexually abusing a five-year-old boy more than a decade ago. On Wednesday he was arrested for a second time, but only after becoming a leader in a local church.

The light in Dan DeLeon Flores’ Humble apartment is out. His jeep sits in its usual spot. Flores was arrested around 10:30am Wednesday for allegedly sexually abusing a nine-year-old on at least two occasions.

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

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Robert Nist – Repeat Sex Offender – Record goes back over 50 years

A 75-year-old Spokane County man was arrested by Sheriff’s detectives for the rape and sexual exploitation of a young family member.

Robert Nist is a level one sex offender. He was arrested Tuesday at his home in the 200 block of E. Nordin. Investigators also searched his home, looking for videotapes and other evidence associated with the sexual assault of the girl.

Probable cause for the arrest came from detectives in Reno, Nevada, who believe the sexual abuse took place both in their city and in Spokane.

Detectives say the young girl told them Nist videotaped her naked and was physically and sexually abusive. Several videotapes were taken from Nist’s home, but they have not been reviewed.

Nist spent time in prison twice. The first time in 1952 for First Degree Assault, stemming from an attempted rape and the second time in 1967, for Burglary, Second Degree Assault, Kidnap and Rape.

Nist was booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of Rape of a Child in the First Degree and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

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

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Darrel Corian – Repeat Sex Offender – Only lasted 10 days

Corian, of the Bronx, just got out of prison on May 3.

He has an unrelated sex abuse conviction on his record, according to parole officials, and has also been convicted of 9 misdemeanors, including one for forcible touching.


A repeat sex offender barred from the transit system has been caught in the act exposing himself to a woman on a Manhattan subway, police said Tuesday.

Darrel Corian, 41, caught the eye of police on Monday morning when he lingered on the southbound platform of the Lexington Avenue line at Grand Central Terminal, letting several cars pass by.

The officers — Michelangelo Hidalgo and Amauris Santana — followed him when he finally boarded a train, the southbound No. 5, then arrested him when they saw him expose himself and rub against the buttocks of a 19-year-old woman, police said.

Corian was charged with persistent sexual abuse, forcible touching and public lewdness.

Corian, of the Bronx, just got out of prison on May 3.

He was conditionally released by the state Board of Parole after serving nearly two years for the same crime, records show.

He has an unrelated sex abuse conviction on his record, according to parole officials, and has also been convicted of 9 misdemeanors, including one for forcible touching.

A police source said Corian was released with the understanding that he be home each day by 7 p.m. and that he not ride the buses or subways at any hour of the day.

Corian’s lawyer could not be reached for comment. He was being held last night on $20,000 bail.

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