Robert Carlos Alarcia – Whining Internet Predator wants out

A pharmaceutical technician arrested in 2006 during a headline-making Internet sting for seeking sex with a 13-year-old girl must finish serving his six month term in the Orange County jail, a Superior Court judge ruled today.

Robert Carlos Alarcia, 32, Los Angeles, was convicted by a jury in April 24, 2007 of felony attempted lewd act on a child under the age of 14, and was sentenced by Superior Court Judge David Hoffer to 180 days in jail.

He surrendered to begin serving his sentence two weeks ago after his appeals were turned down. His attorney filed a motion seeking his release, claiming that the Orange County Probation Department did not properly consider his bid to serve his sentence under home confinement.

Hoffer rejected that motion with elaboration today.

Alarcia was arrested after he engaged in an explicit sexual conversation over the Internet with a person he believed to be a 13-year-old girl in February 2006. But he actually was exchanging messages with a citizen volunteer from, a group aimed at protecting children from Internet sexual predators.

Alarcia exchanged explicit messages with the volunteer discussing sexual positions, marijuana use, and arranging to meet the child for sex, prosecutors said.

He then dove from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach — with condoms in his car and a pornographic movie in his jacket — with the expectation of meeting the fictitious young girl for a sexual rendezvous.

He was met instead by Laguna Beach police detectives. He was one of 13 men arrested during the well-publicized internet sting.

Hoffer initially recommended home confinement for Alarcia in March 2009, but the probation department — which has discretionary authority to approve electronic monitoring and home confinement — considered and denied the judge’s recommendation, according to the DA’s Office.

Of the 13 men arrested during the sting, 11 have been convicted and sentenced to jail time ranging from six months to 18 months. Two cases are pending.

Billy Masters – Repeat Sex Offender

A preacher who is a convicted sex offender has been arrested on new sexual abuse charges, DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said.

Billy Masters, 66, was charged this afternoon with first-degree sexual abuse following a five-month investigation, Harris said.

An incident involving Masters, a preacher at Harvest Baptist Church in the Kilpatrick area, was reported to Sheriff’s Department investigator Mary Waters in January, Harris said.
The victim in the incident was a male under the age of 12, who was a member of the church congregation.

Masters was convicted in 2001 for sodomy involving three male victims of similar age, Harris said.

Masters served time in prison and was released in 2007, when he registered as a sex offender with the Sheriff’s Office. His information was current at the time of his arrest.

A search at Masters’ home, which has a Boaz address but is in DeKalb County, was done about a month ago.

Masters’ computer was seized during that search, Harris said. However, it appeared the hard drive in the computer recently had been removed and a new one installed.

Masters was arrested at his home this afternoon without incident, Harris said.

He remains in the DeKalb County jail without bond. He also will face charges for violating his parole from the earlier conviction, Harris said.

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

Walter S. Robertson – Repeat Sex Offender

A Virginia Beach, Va., man who is classified as a Megan’s Law offender has been charged by state police with possessing child pornography.

According to a state police report, Walter S. Robertson, 33, was charged with a single count of sexual abuse of children.

Trooper Edward Hermick said in the report that state police began investigating in November 2006 when Donald Eisler, a manager at Internet Providers, 413 Hopewell Ave., Hopewell Township, found printed photos of underage girls, one nude and others in various states of undress.

Eisler told state police that he determined that Robertson had used a computer at the business; the report didn’t say whether Robertson worked there.

Hermick said Robertson confessed to Eisler that he had printed photos and had thrown the prints into a trash bin because he didn’t want to keep them.

State police seized the computer Robertson had used and found several picture files of children in “erotic poses” on the computer’s hard drive, Hermick said.

There were also e-mails from an account that Robertson used that had child pornography pictures attached to them, Hermick said. In all, state police said, there were more than 60 pictures of child pornography found.

Hermick said Robertson had moved from Beaver County to Virginia Beach, though the report didn’t state when he moved.

According to state records, Robertson is classified as a Megan’s Law offender in Virginia Beach. The Virginia State Police Web site showed that in December 2005, Robertson was convicted by the U.S. Navy of child pornography possession.

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

………Sarah Tofte

‘Protected’ predator terrorised pupils for 30 years

A SERIAL sexual predator waged a reign of terror against his victims for years — working his way through half a dozen schools before being finally caught and convicted in the 1980s.

In an entire chapter on the abuser “John Brander”, the report reveals how he was persistently protected by diocesan and school authorities and complaints to the Department of Education were ignored.

Brander began his career as a Christian Brother and after three separate incidents of sexual abuse of boys in his classroom he was granted dispensation from his vows.

He then went on to work in six different schools in counties Longford, Laois, Dublin, Offaly and Kilkenny between 1957 and 1985, where he physically terrorised and sexually abused children in his classroom.


“At various times, during his career, parents attempted to challenge his behaviour but he was persistently protected by diocesan and school authorities and moved from school to school,” said the report.

“By permitting Mr Brander to be eased out of the congregation, the Christian Brothers did nothing to prevent him continuing in a career of teaching, despite his repeated sexual interference with children and knowledge as to the danger he represented to them,” the report said.

In the mid-1990s Brander was placed on probation for the sexual assault of a boy to whom he had been giving private tuition.

Almost two years later, he pleaded guilty to numerous sample charges of indecent assault at Naomh Mhuire NS, Walsh Island, Co Offaly, during the 1960s.

In the period between conviction and sentencing, more individuals came forward with complaints. In sentencing him to a term of imprisonment, the court took into account further assaults perpetrated at Presentation Convent secondary school in Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny.

Following a third trial, Brander received a further conviction of assaulting another pupil at the same school.

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