Johnny Clevinger – School Psychologist – Decades worth of homegrown child pornography

Police say the FBI is now involved in the case of a Carteret County school psychologist charged with sex crimes.

Investigators say agents will look at computers seized from the home of 51-year-old Johnny Clevinger last month. Police say Clevinger took hundreds of lewd photos of children dating back several decades.

The FBI will be looking for more pictures or evidence the photos were distributed.

Clevinger is being held in the Carteret County jail on a $250,000 bond. He’s charged with first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and taking indecent liberties with a child.

Clevinger is suspended with pay from the Carteret County Public School System pending an investigation.

Investigators said some of the pictures of naked children found in school psychologist Johnny Clevinger’s home date back at least two decades.

Authorities said they also expect to find more photos on three computers they seized.

“A number of photographs [were taken] right there at the house, and there was some information that he was utilizing the computers for this type of activity,” District Attorney Scott Thomas said.

Some of Clevinger’s neighbors said they were suspicious that something was wrong in the home. One neighbor said she had even called child protective services in the past after worries about Clevinger’s adopted children.

Clevinger worked as a school psychologist for the Carteret County School System.

They said every employee must undergo a criminal background check.

Before coming to Carteret County, Clevinger worked for schools in Louisiana and North Carolina, including Wilkes County from 1984 to 1996. He then worked at Person County Schools from 1996 to 2001.

An online profile of Clevinger states he has worked with troubled adolescent boys. It also lists nudism as one of his interests, and includes links to nudist Web sites.

“If that’s his lifestyle, that’s up to him,” Thomas said. “But that’s not a defense in a situation where you may have illegal photographs of minor children.”

But authorities said the investigation into Clevinger is ongoing, and they still don’t know exactly who or how many children were photographed.

Clevinger was arrested after a store clerk found lewd photos in film Clevinger dropped off for processing. He is being held in the Carteret County jail on $250,000 bond and is charged with first degree sexual exploitation of a minor and taking indecent liberties with a child.

Diyon Evans – Raped Patient – Captured

A man who was being sought in the rape of a mentally incapacitated patient at an Indianapolis rehabilitation center earlier this year was arrested Friday in Alabama.

Morgan County, Ala., jailers confirmed to 6News Sunday that Diyon Evans, 31, was being held there after he was arrested at a hospital in Decatur, Ala

Indianapolis police said Evans raped a 35-year-old patient at the Eagle Valley Meadows Rehabilitation Center at 3017 Valley Farms Road.

A DNA sample was obtained from the woman and a match was made to Evans, Indianapolis police Sgt. Paul Thompson said Wednesday.

Evans had lived in Indianapolis and Muncie in recent years. He faces charges in Indiana of rape, criminal deviate conduct and sexual battery.

According to court records, Evans, then of 316 N. Mulberry St. in Muncie, was convicted of conversion in June 2002 after being accused of shoplifting at the Ball State University bookstore. He received a one-year suspended sentence and $200 fine in Muncie City Court.

In June 2001, Evans was charged with resisting law enforcement and possession of marijuana in Delaware Circuit Court 5. Prosecutors dropped those charges six months later, however

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Arnold T. Ross – Juvenile Baby Raper – Raped and murdered 8 month old


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office says an autopsy of an 8-month-old boy led them to arrest the boyfriend of the baby’s mother.

According to Sheriff Newell Normand, police responded to a call in the 1600 block of Gary Court in unincorporated Gretna to a call of an infant who was unresponsive.

Normand said that officers found the lifeless body of the infant, Da-Von Lonzo. The baby was taken to Ochsner Westbank, where doctors pronounced him dead at the scene.

After an autopsy showed the death to be a homicide, Normand said that police interviewed 17-year-old Arnold T. Ross, who described himself as the boyfriend of the baby’s mother.

Police say the autopsy report also noted multiple fractures throughout the body consistent with that of a beating. The child also had tears in the anus.

According to Normand, Ross initially told detectives the infant fell down the stairs while he was babysitting the child and stopped breathing.

Investigators say that a neighbor had heard loud noises coming from the apartment where the baby was later found dead.

According to Sheriff Normand: ” Ross admitted that while he was watching the infant, the child began to cry. As the crying continued, Ross confessed to beating the infant repeatedly. According to Ross, the child began to defecate on himself. Ross claims he placed his fingers inside the infant’s rectum in an attempt to clean up the child.”

Police booked Arnold Ross with one count of First Degree Murder and one count of Aggravated Rape.

Normand says Ross has a lengthy criminal history with arrests for Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Obscenity, Battery on a Correctional Officer, 3 counts of Battery on a School Teacher, 3 counts of Theft, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon and Assault.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Douglas Brian Jackway – Repeat Sex Offender – Repeat Child Rapist – ‘Evil eyes’



The victim of a convicted pedophile, named by a national television show as a person of interest in the 2003 abduction of Queensland teenager Daniel Morcombe, says she lives in fear.

The Seven Network’s Sunday Night program last week named Douglas Brian Jackway, 32, as one of a number of persons of interest who could hold key information into the 13-year-old’s abduction and presumed murder.

Police are saying nothing about whether Jackway, who is serving a jail sentence for raping a nine-year-old girl, is being investigated over the abduction.

Jackway’s victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons but used the pseudonym Amy, spoke to the Seven Network about his attacks on her in the 1990s.

She said he held a knife to her throat every time he raped her and made constant threats.

“His eyes, he’s got just an evil look about him,” Amy said.

“He was going to kill me, slice my throat, he made a lot of threats.”

“It was like he owned me.”

Jackway was released from prison a month before Daniel’s disappearance after serving time for attempting to rape a nine-year-old boy in 1995.

His sentence for raping Amy is due to expire in 2012.

She said she lives in fear that he will track her down after his release.

“I want him to stay in there for the rest of his life and rot in hell,” she said.

Amy said she was motivated to tell her story to help other victims and is convinced there is a connection between Jackway and Daniel’s disappearance.

“When I heard about Daniel Morcombe and Douglas was out at the same time, he had the same car, he was travelling up and down from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast, I really thought he did it.”

The Seven Network said since naming Jackway last week, several prisoners have contacted them to say he has made admissions in jail since Daniel’s disappearance.

They also aired new photographs of how Jackway looks, having previously only shown photos of him as a teenager.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Douglas Brian Jackway – Repeat Sex Offender – Repeat Child Rapist – ‘Evil eyes’

The victim of a convicted pedophile, named by a national television show as a person of interest in the 2003 abduction of Queensland teenager Daniel Morcombe, says she lives in fear.

The Seven Network’s Sunday Night program last week named Douglas Brian Jackway, 32, as one of a number of persons of interest who could hold key information into the 13-year-old’s abduction and presumed murder.

Police are saying nothing about whether Jackway, who is serving a jail sentence for raping a nine-year-old girl, is being investigated over the abduction.

Jackway’s victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons but used the pseudonym Amy, spoke to the Seven Network about his attacks on her in the 1990s.

She said he held a knife to her throat every time he raped her and made constant threats.

“His eyes, he’s got just an evil look about him,” Amy said.

“He was going to kill me, slice my throat, he made a lot of threats.”

“It was like he owned me.”

Jackway was released from prison a month before Daniel’s disappearance after serving time for attempting to rape a nine-year-old boy in 1995.

His sentence for raping Amy is due to expire in 2012.

She said she lives in fear that he will track her down after his release.

“I want him to stay in there for the rest of his life and rot in hell,” she said.

Amy said she was motivated to tell her story to help other victims and is convinced there is a connection between Jackway and Daniel’s disappearance.

“When I heard about Daniel Morcombe and Douglas was out at the same time, he had the same car, he was travelling up and down from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast, I really thought he did it.”

The Seven Network said since naming Jackway last week, several prisoners have contacted them to say he has made admissions in jail since Daniel’s disappearance.

They also aired new photographs of how Jackway looks, having previously only shown photos of him as a teenager.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Charles Paul – Repeat Sex Offender – On bail commits new sex crimes

A sex offender from Portsmouth, N.H., has been arrested again while awaiting sentencing on an earlier conviction.

Forty-2-year-old Charles Paul has been arrested five times since completing a 22-year sentence for rape last year. When he was convicted in April on a weapons charge, a judge declined to impose a suspended sentence and scheduled a sentencing hearing for July 1.

In the meantime, Paul was arrested last week and charged with eight new crimes, including felonious sexual assault. Prosecutor Jim Reams told the New Hampshire Sunday News he’s frustrated about the judge’s decision.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Mark Edwards – Arrested Internet Predator


A 26-year-old Livonia man has been arrested after trying to contact who he thought was a 14-year-old girl, police said.

Police said Mark Edwards used his work computer to log onto a popular social networking Web site and found his would-be victim, who turned out to be an undercover police officer.

Police said Edwards repeatedly asked for sexual pictures and videos.

He was charged with three felony charges.

If convicted he could face 20 years in prison.

LEAVE KIDS ALONE

Two Uncommon Heroes Rewarded for capture of Jose Carrasquillo

The girl was attacked Monday morning shortly after she dropped off her sister at a day-care center and began walking along the 3300 block of Kensington Avenue. The girl told police that her attacker said he had a gun and forced her to walk to the 2000 block of East Westmoreland Street, where he attacked her behind a house.

Police described the attack as “sadistic,” and the girl required surgery at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She went home Wednesday.


Fighting crime pays as two men who helped capture a rape suspect were rewarded for their efforts Friday.

Community activists are calling the two teenagers “uncommon heroes” because they stepped up when they didn’t necessarily have to do so.

David Vargas and Fernando Genval have been credited with capturing 26-year-old Jose Carasquillo, who is a suspect but not yet charged with an attack on an 11-year-old girl walking to school Monday morning in Kensington.

“We want to present these checks to you and say thank you for stepping up,” FOP President John McNesby said Friday as he presented the checks.

The two teens are splitting a total reward of $11,500, which was offered by the FOP and a private business owner.

By Tuesday, police were seeking Carasquillo as a “person of interest” for questioning in connection with the attack that left the 11-year-old needing surgery. Investigators canvassed the neighborhood showing Carasquillo’s photo.

Them, on Tuesday afternoon, surveillance video from a business at the corner of Front and Clearfield streets captured Vargas and Genval confronting Carasquillo. One of them is even shown holding a newspaper with a police composite sketch of the attacker next to Carasquillo’s face before beating him down and holding him for police.

Philadelphia Police Lt. Frank Vanore said authorities did the right thing in publicizing their desire to talk to Carrasquillo. He noted he was wanted on a bench warrant and had 17 prior arrests.

“We’ve got an 11-year-old viciously raped,” Vanore said. “We factored in a lot of things and the biggest thing was to get this individual off the street.”

Officers say they are confident they’ll be able to charge Carrasquillo with the rape as well as two other rapes.

A furniture store donated a full-size bed today to the family of an 11-year-old girl who was raped in Kensington last week while walking to school. That way she can nestle up against her mom when darkness comes and brings with it nightmares of the unspeakable crime.

Later, her family staged a BBQ, attended by Mayor Nutter, scores of police, and up to 100 friends and relatives. Guests of honor were the two men who each received a $5,750 reward after they recognized the suspect in the attack from a police photograph and captured him.

The suspect, Jose Carrasquillo, 26, was severely beaten by an angry mob after the two men detained him on the street on Tuesday. Carrasquillo remained in custody yesterday but had not yet been charged with the rape, said a police spokeswoman. DNA test results are pending.

Try as they might to keep the mood festive today, her parents could not completely hide their sorrow and anger.

“To see her smile is all I can ask right now,” said her father, as he hugged her and watched a stream of police officers and other well-wishers greet her.

The slight girl dressed in jean shorts and pink Princess t-shirt grinned shyly and then ran off with her three sisters and one brother. Someone offered her a ticket to an upcoming Beyonce’ concert, her mother said, and later the girl was treated to a ride around the block in a Porsche.

The girl’s name and parents’ names are being withheld by The Inquirer to protect her privacy.

“She has cold sweats and runs into our room at night,” said her father, a retired auto technician, as a tremor crept into his voice. “As soon as she closes her eyes, she relives it.” He wants the family to move so that she can recover emotionally.

The incident occurred near Conwell Middle School, only a few blocks from their rowhouse. The girl had just dropped her 4-year-old sister off at a daycare and was heading to school that morning, alone, when Carrasquillo pounced, police said. He told her he had a gun and forced her to follow him six blocks to an alley, police said.

The attack was so brutal that the child had to be hospitalized and required surgery.

The girl’s father said she told him later, “Daddy, people shouldn’t be doing this to little kids.” Though she previously wanted to be a doctor, she now wants to be a lawyer and later a judge so that she can make sure criminals stay off the street, he said.

Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said earlier this week that his department would not pursue charges against those who beat Carrasquillo and held him for police. Video surveillance shows the suspect trying to flee, Ramsey said, and the crowd acted to prevent him from getting away.

“We have people who saw an individual who committed a very brutal crime, and they grabbed him and held him for the police,” Ramsey said. “You have to think about the emotion involved in this.”

Brandon Lemar Brown – Repeat Sex Offender – Tried the little penis defense


A King County jury that heard the case against Brandon Lemar Brown over the past week apparently didn’t buy his defense. He claimed that he couldn’t have raped the 15-year-old girl he was pimping out because she couldn’t accruately describe his penis in detail.

Brown, 25, testified in Superior Court that he was half-circumcised, that his penis was covered in some type of marks and that it was extremely small, authorities said. However, a police detective disagreed with his description.

To combat Brown’s defense, King County Deputy Prosecutor Sean O’Donnell called a Seattle police detective, who photographed Brown’s penis, to testify on its appearance. The photos were shown to jurors while they deliberated.

After just a few hours deliberating, jurors on Thursday found Brown guilty of third-degree child rape and promoting commercial abuse of a minor. Brown faces up to 12 years in prison, a sentencing date hasn’t been set.

Brown is a convicted sex offender who has served jail time for communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Edward Scott Yancey – Repeat Sex Offender – Predator

A former volunteer youth coach has pleaded guilty to a federal firearm violation and not guilty on charges of child molestation and failing to register as a convicted sex offender.

Edward “Scott” Yancey, 38, will be sentenced on the firearm charge in U.S. District Court on July 8. He is set for trial on the sex-crime charges in Harrison County Circuit Court on Sept. 8.

The former Gulf Shores, Ala., police officer faces up to 10 years on the firearm violation. He faces up to 50 years on the state charges.

The state charges allege Yancey fondled three different boys he had helped coach as a volunteer with the Long Beach Recreation League.

The boys were ages 10 to 12 when the unlawful touching is alleged to have occurred.

The state and federal cases are somewhat related.

Yancey was convicted on a federal pornography charge in 1998 after pleading guilty to using a computer to transmit sexually explicit pictures. The conviction prohibits him from having a firearm.

Yancey began making Coast headlines in October after sheriff’s investigators received a complaint Yancey was a convicted sex offender who had not registered his address in Harrison County.

In November, Long Beach police began investigating the first of three complaints that Yancey had fondled a boy at Yancey’s home on Reeves Street. Police and the FBI searched Yancey’s home and found ammunition for two types of weapons but no firearms.

Court records show an acquaintance whose son had played on Yancey’s team had taken two firearms from Yancey over concerns he might be suicidal.

Records show the guns are a Glock 9mm bought while Yancey was a police officer and a Grendel 380-caliber owned by a relative.

Yancey was set for trial in the firearm case but changed his plea April 14.

Police and the FBI claim they also found computers and discs with sexually explicit pictures of children in the raid of Yancey’s home.

Yancey’s attorney, Jim Davis, will argue motions on the state charges in July.

Davis maintains Yancey wasn’t required to register as a sex offender.

“There is no federal sex-offender registration statute,” Davis said.

A law enacted in 2007 created a national sex-offender registry but that is more for law enforcement purposes, Davis said.

I’d be more worried about the sexual charges if I were you

Also, Yancey was convicted before states began enacting laws requiring certain types of sex offenders to register, said Davis.

Yancey lived in Tennessee while serving three years’ probation on the pornography conviction.

Neither Tennessee nor Mississippi requires registration for sex offenders with pornography convictions, Davis said.

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

………Sarah Tofte