Larry D. Goff – Repeat Sex Offender with Enabling Wife

In the past year, records show that deputies have gone to Goff’s home about 15 times. Once, authorities accused him of choking his wife, slamming her onto a bed and punching her in the face.

A registered sex offender crept into an elderly woman’s home and tried to molest her early Monday, deputies say.

Investigators found a latex glove at the woman’s home, in the Tri-Par Estates mobile home park, and arrested Larry D. Goff about 4:30 a.m.

Deputies say the woman, 75, was awakened by a hand creeping up her nightgown, and recognized her attacker as Goff, who also lives in the mobile home park, deputies said.

She screamed and he ran.

When deputies confronted Goff, he was sweaty and wearing the same clothes — a black T-shirt and black shorts — that the woman said her attacker wore.

Deputies say they found a pair of black boots in his closet, still wet. A box of latex gloves was in a bathroom cabinet in the home. Goff was charged with attempted sexual battery.

The woman, whose identity is being withheld by the Herald-Tribune because of the nature of the crime, was shaken but unhurt. She left her home to stay with family members.

“It’s awful what he did,” said a son-in-law from New Hampshire. “Just sickening.”

Goff, 47, has arrests dating back to the 1980s for burglary, assault and drug possession.

In 1991, he was charged with raping a woman. Details of that case were not immediately available. But the charge landed Goff on Florida’s sex offender database, which requires offenders to register with law enforcement and alert neighbors about their past when they move.

Goff’s wife, Judith, says that Tri-Par residents have fought with the couple since they moved there about five years ago.

The park has a 55-and-older age restriction, and neighbors tried to have Goff evicted because of the age requirements — and his criminal history, his wife said.

Judith Goff said she was at home asleep and her husband was in bed next to her when the break-in occurred.

Goff, who is out of work and collects disability payments, took medicine for depression and went to sleep about 2:30 a.m., his wife says.

Judith Goff said she woke up when police banged on the door and her husband was still in bed. She said she does not believe he attacked the neighbor and thinks the charge is a conspiracy brought by Tri-Par residents who want Goff to move out.

Judith Goff, 65, won her dispute with the park and her husband was allowed to stay because her name is on the mortgage. Since then, though, Judith Goff says her neighbors have made her life “a living hell.”

“Nothing but trouble,” she said. “They have nothing better to do than meddle in our lives, gossip about Larry because of his past. I’m just so sick and tired of it.”

Larry Goff is being held without bail at Sarasota County jail.

In the past year, records show that deputies have gone to Goff’s home about 15 times. Once, authorities accused him of choking his wife, slamming her onto a bed and punching her in the face.

She later called the fight a disagreement and prosecutors dropped a criminal charge against him.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
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“From Little Things, Big Things Grow”

“From Little Things, Big Things Grow”

said Your Dishonor Judge Ian Dearden. You may have heard of this folk musician, civil libertarian scumbag who is now a District Judge in Queensland.

Your Dishonor had been an executive member of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties – an Australian version of the ACLU – for 20 years and the president for 11, but when he was appointed to this position he became a victim and felt abused by “redneck letter writers” who didn’t feel it was appropriate for a man who didn’t believe in prison to be in a position of administering justice. He replied:

“Why should anybody be abused for advocating freedom?”

Yes, that’s what the Judge said. Of course he also said:

“there was certainly a need to regulate human conduct, a need on occasions for jail time and that the only debate was how much regulation and what penalties were required”

Let’s look at how he thinks human conduct should be “regulated”

A Queensland father who bashed a man caught molesting his 10-year-old son is facing a prison sentence, while the boy’s attacker walks free.

Shane Thomas Davidson was at the child’s house at Eagleby in June last year to watch the State of Origin match with the boy’s father and a few other people. After the game, Davidson went into the boy’s bedroom and began massaging the child’s penis under his clothes. When the boy woke up, Davidson asked the boy to show him his penis and offered to do the same. The child refused and went to tell his father what happened. The man then attacked Davidson, dragging him outside, throwing him on to a concrete path where he struck his head and repeatedly kicking him. Davidson later underwent extensive facial surgery in the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Your Dishonor Judge Ian Dearden said:

“There is no place in our community for a vigilante approach”

Shane Thomas Davidson was spared jail despite pleading guilty to molesting the boy on State Of Origin night last year. Judge Ian Dearden told Beenleigh District Court the sentence was reduced because the young victim’s father had wrongly taken action into his own hands and badly beaten Davidson.

In handing down his sentence on Monday, Justice Dearden said adult offenders who committed sex offences against children must serve actual jail time – unless exceptional circumstances were found to exist.

“This is one of those rare and exceptional cases,” he said. “When an individual takes the matter of punishment into their own hands, the offence committed by the person may be far, far more serious and, therefore, have far more serious consequences then the original offence.”

The boy’s father is facing life in prison. And the pedophile himself? He said

he regretted what he had done but didn’t think it was something he should go to jail for.

“As far as these sorts of offences go, it’s pretty minor.”

Your Dishonor agreed with the child molester that what he had done was minor. Your Dishonor didn’t feel this child deserved justice. This child who is now without the father who was protecting him……in his own home. But this isn’t the first time Your Dishonor has behaved so shamelessly and with such reckless disregard

A Brisbane man Brett Ashley Connor appeared before Judge Dearden charged with with possessing 90 child porn images. The judge sentenced Connor to nine months’ jail wholly suspended because of mitigating factors including Connor’s co-operation with authorities and the lack of apparent distribution of the images.

Brothers Shammi and Shamal Chand escaped jail in Dearden’s court after pleading guilty to savagely bashing an invalid pensioner with a baseball bat. Handing both brothers wholly suspended jail sentences, Judge Dearden said he took into account their own misery following the death of their father, the difficulties Shammi Chand faced supporting his extended family and Shamal Chand’s battle with drugs and mental illness.

And for another sexual abuse case, a teacher who also filmed his abuse of a student then threatened to “hurt her” if she told:

A Former north Queensland high school teacher has been jailed after a court overturned his suspended sentence for molesting a female student.

Steven Peter Quick, 29, of Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast, originally avoided jail when Brisbane District Court Judge Ian Dearden sentenced him to a wholly suspended 18-month jail term and 12-month intensive correction order.

Justice de Jersey found that Judge Dearden didn’t take enough notice of the damage done to the victim, that he incorrectly regarded as relevant that she gave “some level of consent”, and that he did not give enough weight to Quick’s threats to harm the girl.

The chief justice also found that Quick’s remorse was only self-pitying and he lacked true insight into the damage he had done.

There are those paying attention to this type of behavior however. After the most recent ruling this shameful judge thought he’d get away with:

The case has sparked widespread community outrage and child safety campaigner Hetty Johnston described Davidson’s sentence as “woefully wrong”.

And yesterday Attorney-General Cameron Dick called for a transcript of the judge’s sentencing remarks to determine whether the state should appeal. He has 28 days from the June 15 date of sentencing to lodge an appeal.

Meanwhile, the Liberal National Party’s deputy leader Lawrence Springborg said the case highlighted the need for Queensland’s sentencing laws to be overhauled “to reflect community standards”.

Your Dishonor Judge Ian Dearden says

“There is no place in our community for a vigilante approach”

Society says “There is no place in our community for child molesters or their enabling judges”

The Dishonorable Judge Dearden – the folk musician feels a close affinity to these lyrics

Justice is a constant struggle
I’m struggling on
We are all struggling on.

But I don’t believe he even knows what justice is. He once titled a speech “From Little Things, Big Things Grow” – I don’t think it should be a struggle for him to know how the “little decisions” he makes today feed those who use and abuse children for sexual gratification. This Judge is a part of that cycle of abuse.

Please let your voice be heard and speak loudly about this horrendous injustice and demand that he be removed from a position which he has and continues to abuse in his personal mission of freedom for criminals. Demand he be removed. Demand justice for this boy.

Please write or phone the Beenleigh District Court at this address and in demanding justice let it be known that there is no place in any community for those who sexually abuse children or enable those who do.

Cnr Kent and James Street
PO Box 383, Beenleigh 4207
Beenleigh Qld 4207

Telephone: (07) 3884 7512

Richard Valdemar wrote:

The critics of vigilantism say that the enforcement of laws is the job of the police and other government agencies. However, vigilantes are born when proper authorities fail to protect and serve, and government agencies became bloated and bureaucratic. So my advice to cities, counties, states, and federal authorities is; if you don’t want vigilantes – do your friggin’ jobs.

Courtesy of AbsoluteZeroUnited

Benjamin Paul Green – Whining Internet Predator gets only 12 years

A convicted Internet predator who was planning to drink alcohol and have sex with a 14-year-old girl will spend the next 12 years in prison.

An Aiken County jury took less than an hour to convict Benjamin Paul Green, IV, 29, of Grey’s Inn Road in Columbia of attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor and attempted solicitation of a minor.

Green sobbed, holding his clasped hands to his forehead as Judge Doyet A. “Jack” Early Jr. pronounced sentence. Then, Green, a father of two, fell forward to the bar before he was removed from the courtroom yelling “But, I have babies.”

The defendant engaged in an online chat with an Aiken County Sheriff’s Office investigator who was fishing for predators under the username “LittleMandy14SC.”

After a sexually explicit conversation in which the “girl” agreed to meet for sex, Green hoped in his two-door Oldsmobile and with a bottle of liquor, condoms and a sexual drug supplement, drove an hour to Beech Island.

“For the defendant, the Internet was a doorway into little Mandy,” Assistant Attorney General Suzanne Ringler said in closing. “The defendant intended to walk through it and into little Mandy’s bedroom.”

When he arrived, Green was arrested by three Aiken County investigators.

Green’s computer was seized. Pictures of himself that he had sent to the “girl,” including two photos of his genitals, where found on his computer. Further analysis showed a previous chat with a 17-year-old in which meeting for sex was discussed and Green told her “I got in trouble before, so I’m scared.”

As a defense, attorney Michael McMullen called the woman whose picture was used on the profile of “LittleMandy14SC.” Taken when she was 24, McMullen stressed his client was meeting someone as old as in the picture.

In the chat, however, Green acknowledged the age of the “girl” on several occasions.

In a rambling, disjointed closing, McMullen moved tangentially around the facts and attacked the law itself – which he was rebuked for several times by Early.

McMullen blamed the chat provider,, for allowing kids on their sites and also claimed all of the chat was fantasy.

“This was no fantasy. He brought his condoms, he brought his liquor, he brought his supplements to make sure it happened,” Ringler said. “He had the whole evening planned.”

“The evidence was overwhelming, way beyond reasonable doubt,” Early said at sentencing. “We have to protect our children… Thank goodness we have this task force that is able to prevent this type of crime.”

Jason Newsom – MySpace Predator – From behind Prison Walls

A convicted child molester is reaching out to his victims from behind prison bars.

Jason Newsom, 38, was convicted of sexually abusing four boys at his New Caney wildlife farm several years ago. He was sentenced to twenty years in prison.

Kim’s son was just 15 when he was molested by Newsom. She wants her name kept private to protect her now 20-year-old son.

“I’m not an angry person, but for the first time in my life I wanted someone dead,” she said. “My son went from being a very happy child to having anger issues.”

Newsom isn’t allowed to contact any of his victims, but he has.

But earlier this year, Kim’s family received a letter of apology from Newsom despite signing up for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s non-correspondence list. That means she should not be contacted by her son’s attacker ever.

“That’s violating us all over again,” she said. A loophole in the rule allowed Newsom to pull it off by sending the letter to the child’s attorney who forwarded it to the four victims.

As if that weren’t shocking enough, months later Kim discovered Newsom had a profile on operated by a third party.

“This is a fascinating issue and could be a catalyst for change,” said crime victims’ advocate Andy Kahan. “MySpace security can only look through filtration of sex offenders who are registered. Because Newsom is serving time, he doesn’t have to register.”

It’s another loophole, perhaps, one mother hopes will bring change.

“If I can just help one child, that would do a lot of healing for me too,” said Newsom.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is investigating the matter. Inmates mail can be opened by prison officials, unless it’s sent to a law enforcement officer, judge, or in this case, an attorney.

MySpace has since removed Newsom’s profile.

Juan Lauderdale – Repeat Sex Offender – Victim sues enabling Apartment

A Galveston County woman has filed suit against a La Marque apartment complex, claiming it was aware one of its employees is a registered sex offender who then allegedly raped her 14-year-old daughter on its premises six months ago.

The mother and daughter, referred to as Jane and Sally Doe respectively in court documents, accuse DJP Holdings LLC, which is doing business as La Mark Apartments, of carelessly hiring and retaining Juan Lauderdale as a resident maintenance worker.

The suit was filed in Galveston County District Court on June 15.

Lauderdale and apartment manager Damien J. Patrick are named co-defendants in the case.

“Defendants DJP Holdings LLC d/b/a La Mark Apartments and Damien J. Patrick knew or should have known of Juan Lauderdale’s dangerous and exploitative propensities as a child sexual abuser, and despite such knowledge, negligently retained (Juan) Lauderdale and failed to warn those coming into contact with him, including minor plaintiff and the minor plaintiff’s family, of (Juan) Lauderdale’s propensities,” the original petition states.

The suit claims that Lauderdale was already on the list of registered sex offenders in connection with the sexual assault of a young girl in 1996 when the apartment management entrusted the La Mark property to his care.

Jane Doe alleges Lauderdale, 32, brutally and repeatedly sexually assaulted her daughter at knifepoint for an unspecified number of hours on Dec. 29, 2008, after he brought the teen to his unit for a tattooing session.

Law enforcement officials in the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area arrested Lauderdale in Somerville a month after the alleged attack.

The suspect was then turned over to Galveston County and indicted on Feb. 28 for aggravated sexual assault with a child and failure to register as a sex offender as a result of the incident.

He remains in the Galveston County Jail.

Consequently, the suit evokes the writ of respondeat superior against the apartment complex and Patrick.

The elder plaintiff insists her daughter was negatively impacted by the encounter with Lauderdale.

“As a direct and proximate result of the sexual assault and the negligent conduct of the defendants, minor plaintiff suffered severe and permanent emotional distress, physical manifestations of emotional distress, embarrassment, loss of self-esteem, and other psychological injuries,” the suit says. “These affects are permanent and will abide with the minor plaintiff for her entire life.”

The plaintiffs seek restitution for the girl’s medical treatment in addition to a jury trial.

Houston attorney Jennifer H. Kahn is representing the plaintiff.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County 122nd District Court Judge John Ellisor.

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

Gregory Wallen – Repeat Sex Offender – Charged with Child Murder

A Las Vegas man accused of killing a 7-year-old girl in 1994 told a judge Wednesday morning that he is not guilty.

Gregory Wallen, a convicted sex offender, was ordered to be held without bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 1.

Wallen was arrested Monday in Pahrump, more than 15 years after the disappearance and slaying of Diana Hernandez. Her body was found in a trash bin near the Sandpiper Apartment complex at Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway.

Detectives went through a list of registered sex offenders and matched Wallen’s name to the list of volunteers who helped search for Hernandez when she went missing. Police said Wallen’s DNA matched evidence found on the girl’s body.

Wallen had been accused of sexual assault in 1992, but had not been convicted and was not added to the registry until 1999.

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

Ed McAdoo Johnson – Repeat Sex Offender – DNA proves Habitual Offender

A convicted sex offender has been charged with attempting to murder and rape a woman in Barre more than a year ago. Authorities say DNA evidence played a part in identifying the suspect in this vicious crime which is very similar to a sex crime that sent him to prison 16 years ago.

Police say they had little to go on after a 50-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and her throat slashed in her Barre apartment in March 2008.

The victim said the attacker was a slender African-American wearing a dark sweatshirt and hoodie but she had never seen him before.

But Wednesday, after 16 months of investigation, police say they have enough evidence to charge Ed McAdoo Johnson, 48, with the crime.

“At the time he was identified by people in the area, so he was a suspect from the beginning,” Washington County Prosecutor Tom Kelly said.

Police say Johnson was the victim’s neighbor and knew who she was through an ex-girlfriend. Police say the case got stronger when Johnson lied to them and others about his whereabouts at the time of the crime, tried to get others to provide an alibi for him, and was seen minutes before and after the crime near the apartment. Then when saliva samples on the victim produced DNA evidence– Johnson was charged.

“Evidence,” Kelly said. “Mitochondrial DNA. Three labs have examined two pieces of evidence and have not excluded Mr. Johnson.”

Police did not have to go far to arrest Johnson. He was already in prison facing charges that he exposed himself in public several times.

It’s all part of a 30-page crime record that could bring Johnson a life sentence as an habitual offender if he is convicted of the new charges.

Johnson was ordered held on $200,000 bail on all the pending charges.

Johnson’s record shows that when the woman was attacked in Barre he had been out of prison only eight months after serving 13 years for kidnapping a woman he had never met off a street in Montpelier and holding a knife to her throat during an attempted sexual assault. If he goes to trial on these new charges it is possible prosecutors would be permitted to tell the jury about that case because it is so similar to the new one.

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

Leon L. Laudie – Repeat Sex Offender – Multi-convictions

A 47-year-old twice convicted sex offender could have two separate trials for some of the 31 felony counts he has been charged with.

Leon L. Laudie, W3790 Bray Road, Elkhorn, has been charged with sexual assault of a child, 20 counts of possession of child pornography and 10 counts of being a registered sex offender intentionally photographing a minor.

If Laudie is convicted of the assault count, he will automatically receive a life sentence.

Laudie is accused of assaulting a 4-year-old girl in July 2008 in the town of Bloomfield. He is also accused of photographing the incident, which is where the child pornography charges stem from.

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

Kevin John Carr – Repeat Sex Offender – Repeat rapes earn him indefinite sentence

A repeat sex offender who raped a 77-year-old woman at a Melbourne train station has had his indefinite jail sentence continued.

Kevin John Carr received what was Victoria’s first indefinite sentence in 1995 after he raped the elderly woman at Spencer Street train station in 1994.

He had committed the rape about a month after being released from prison.

Carr had accumulated 57 prior convictions in more than 18 years, including jail terms for five separate incidents of sexual assault or rape between 1979 and 1990.

On Thursday, Victorian County Court chief judge Michael Rozenes said he was satisfied Carr still posed a danger to the community.

“I am satisfied to a high degree of probability that he is still a serious danger to the community,” he said in his ruling.

Mr Rozenes also said serious questions had been raised about Carr’s willingness to take part in a sex offender’s program.

Carr will be able to apply for another review of his indefinite jail in three years.

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

New focus in pursuit of abuse by clergy

Five weeks after an Irish commission released a devastating report about abuse at Catholic children’s institutions there, a Waltham-based organization is starting an effort to compile evidence about what it believes was a similar pattern of abuse at Catholic institutions in the United States., an organization that maintains an Internet-based archive about clergy sexual abuse, published on its website yesterday a list of twelve Catholic institutions whose faculty or staff have faced allegations of child sexual abuse.

Organizers are hoping to rapidly expand that list, including schools in and around Boston.

Many of the schools where the abuse allegedly took place were run by religious orders, not dioceses, and are no longer open. Many such allegations are already public through lawsuits or media coverage, but organizers of the new archive expect more accusers to emerge as a result of the effort.

“This was inspired by the Ireland report,’’ said Anne Barrett Doyle, codirector of “We realized that there has been no accounting here of the abuse of kids in minor seminaries, boarding schools, reform schools, and orphanages run by the church.’’

A spokeswoman for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Sister Mary Ann Walsh, said, “Anyone abused in any US diocese, be it in a church or church institution, has been urged to come forward.

“As a result, many have received needed assistance,’’ she said. “The bishops have been relentless in addressing sexual abuse and continue to be.’’

There have been allegations of abuse at a number of institutions for young people in the Boston area.

For example, John Vellante, a 64-year-old Haverhill resident, says he was abused as a 13-year-old at a minor seminary run by the Stigmatine religious order in Wellesley in 1958 and 1959. Vellante’s alleged abuser, Leo P. Landry, was dismissed from the clergy in 1972 and pleaded guilty to abuse charges in 2004.

Vellante, a retired Boston Globe employee who contributes a sports column in the Globe North section, said he supports the BishopAccountability effort, “just to prove to people that it happened here, too.’’

“It’s not just in Ireland, and I’m sure it’s not just in the US,’’ he said. “I’m

sure you’re going to find it all over the world.’’

There are important differences between the Irish situation and that in the United States. The Irish institutions, for orphans and troubled children, were government-regulated but church-run, whereas the institutions in the United States were largely independent of the government and often of each other.

“Because of our system, which was scattershot and not systematic, it’s hard to hold anyone accountable,’’ Barrett Doyle said. “But there is a colossal hidden problem here.’

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