Ronald G. Preston – Repeat Sex Offender – Day Care Molester

Jurors who will hear the case against a Heyworth man charged with predatory criminal sexual assault may hear evidence of his prior convictions for molesting children, a judge said Monday.

Ronald G. Preston, 51, faces life in prison if convicted of the charges stemming from allegations that he abused a girl for several years, starting when she was five years old. He is charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and three counts of attempted predatory criminal sexual abuse.

Before jury selection began Monday, Judge Charles Reynard said Assistant State’s Attorney Suzanne Geller may not tell jurors in opening statements about Preston’s criminal record but the information may be used later in the trial.

Preston was convicted in 1987 of aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse in 1995. He was a registered sex offender when he allegedly molested the child in the most recent case.

Among the witnesses scheduled to testify at the trial is Preston’s wife, Susan, who cared for children at the couple’s home, according to prosecutors. The victim who is under 13 years old also is expected to testify. Reynard ruled that the child may bring a teddy bear to the witness stand with her for support.

Preston has been in jail on $100,000 since his arrest in September.

Jury selection will continue this afternoon.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on June 8, 2009 at 7:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

Richard Raymond Babinski, unrepentant rapist and murderer – Psychopathic Propaganda Terrorist – ENABLED by WARDEN

Here’s a keynote speaker for the next meeting of your earnest community group: Richard Raymond Babinski, unrepentant rapist and murderer.

A National Parole Board hearing for Babinski, who raped and killed 27-year-old Windsor native Eva Marie Mead in 1988, was shocked to learn recently that he has been speaking to community groups.

Babinski, a lifer at Pittsburgh Institution near Kingston, plans to speak at schools, too, he told the hearing, all the while blithely denying or saying he couldn’t remember sexually assaulting and strangling Mead.

Let’s look at the gruesome details of this case.

Babinski broke into Mead’s apartment in Toronto and sexually assaulted her at gunpoint, in front of her son, Jeremy. He was only six. He still remembers the gun pointed at his head, Babinski’s face, even what Babinski was wearing.

Three days later, Mead was supposed to take Jeremy to hockey practice when she returned home from her job as a stenographer and customer relations officer at the Bank of Nova Scotia. But she never came home. Jeremy, now 27 and living in Windsor, also remembers that long night.

Babinski, a 28-year-old maintenance mechanic from near North Bay, abducted Mead when she left the bank. Her naked, skeletal remains were found seven months later in a marshy field behind a factory where Babinski worked. Her ankles and one arm were bound with black wire. She had been raped again and strangled so violently that her larynx was broken.

Babinski, who had been charged after breaking into Mead’s apartment and already had a long criminal record, had been out on bail.

Jeremy, whose father had died 18 months earlier from a reaction to a prescription drug, was left an orphan, to be raised by his grandmother and uncle.

Tried three times for first-degree murder, Babinski, who had lived in the same apartment building as Mead and had stalked her for months, was eventually convicted of second-degree murder. One of the judges called it a cold-blooded, brutal and heinous crime.

Now 49, behind bars for more than 20 years, his appeals exhausted, no one fighting an alleged wrongful conviction for him, Babinski still doesn’t admit he killed Mead. Over and over at his parole hearing in Kingston, says Heidi Illingworth, executive director of the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime, Babinski either denied or claimed he couldn’t recall abducting, raping or killing Mead.

Is this the kind of person you want speaking to your community group?

He told the parole board he has spoken to 300 or 400 people at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. These meetings are filled with vulnerable people.

He also attends AA conferences and native powwows and cultural events.

And he plans to speak to schools. Can you imagine? “Hello boys and girls. My name is Richard Babinski…”

What does he tell people?

He’s probably not telling them he raped a mother in front of her young son, that he held a gun to the little boy’s head. He’s probably not telling them he abducted, raped and murdered the young widow and dumped her body in the reeds, leaving her son an orphan.

It can’t be one of those sobering I-turned-my-life-around speeches because he doesn’t even admit he did it.

Who made the inane decision to allow Babinski to speak to community groups? Wardens can grant escorted temporary passes, but acting warden Cathy Gelineau wouldn’t discuss the Babinski case because of the privacy law. She wouldn’t say what other groups Babinski might be addressing or what he’s telling them.

The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime wants to know.

“It’s very concerning to us,” said Illingworth. “We want to know what he’s saying when he goes out. Why is this man permitted to go out and speak to vulnerable people?”

“We find it very offensive that an offender who accepts no responsibility for his actions is allowed to speak in public forums,” she wrote in a letter to Pittsburgh warden Lynne VanDalen this week. “Our agency firmly believes that given the nature of Mr. Babinski’s crimes, he should not be given the opportunity to negatively impact any more lives.”

Jeremy never even knew Babinski was speaking to the public. Next time your group arranges for a speaker, better check references.

The parole board denied Babinski’s request for three-day unescorted passes. Somebody should scuttle the speeches, too.

Published in: on June 8, 2009 at 7:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

Concetta Jackson – Pedophile Enabler – Bail Revoked

While teenage victims wept in relief, a judge revoked bail Monday for a baby sitter who admits she helped her sexual-predator ex-boyfriend molest and film her young charges.

Concetta Jackson, 46, faces 15 to 30 years in prison in what the judge once called a “sociopathic” case of child pornography.

Jackson and another woman helped procure children as young as 3 months old for John Jackey Worman, whose computers held more than 1 million images of child pornography when federal agents arrested him in 2006. Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of manufacturing child pornography while Worman and Dorothy Prawdzik were convicted of multiple child pornography counts at trial.

Worman is awaiting sentencing in the federal pornography case and faces a state trial for the alleged assaults on at least 12 children. Prawdzik is serving a 30-year federal term.

Jackson’s sentencing was delayed Monday so she could be tested for possible brain disorders and other health problems.

Jackson, in exchange for rent money, let Worman install a video camera in her bathroom in Collingdale that let him videotape children as they undressed and left infant girls in his care knowing he would abuse them, prosecutors said.

Jackson had been on home confinement since her September plea, with permission to leave home to shop or see doctors. U.S. District Judge Lawrence F. Stengel revoked her bail amid complaints from victims who ran into her and concerns about Jackson’s housing situation, finances and mental health.

Curtis Thompson – Repeat Sex Offender – Awaiting Sentence for Murder


A rapist already sentenced to life in prison is scheduled to receive another sentence Wednesday in Seattle for murder.

Forty-five-year-old Curtis Thompson was convicted last month in King County Superior Court of stabbing a woman to death – with a screwdriver – during a sexual attack. It was the third conviction for Thompson for a crime spree in August 2004 that included rape and assaults.

Thompson previously spent time in prison for four rapes, but in 2003 a Seattle jury declined to commit him as a sex predator because he said religion had transformed his life.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Ronald Edward Kramer – Convicted Sex Offender indicted for murdering baby

A registered sex offender was indicted Friday for the 2008 murder of a Suwannee County toddler. The child’s mother was indicted and pleaded pleaded guilty to child neglect in the same case.

Olivia Rescigno was 18 months old when she was found dead in her crib in her Suwannee County home on March 14, 2008. Her face and legs were bruised and a bite wound was found on her thigh, accoridng to an autopsy report.

A Suwannee County grand jury listened to eight hours of testimony on Friday, then deliberated for 15 minutes before handing down the indictments.

Ronald Edward Kramer, 26, of 15318 CR 250, was arrested Friday evening and booked into the Suwannee County Jail on charges of first degree murder and aggravated child abuse for allegedly biting Olivia’s thigh. It was not immediately known whether the Third Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s office would seek the death penalty for Kramer

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Kramer was designated a sex offender in New Jersey in 1997 for a sex crime involving a minor.

Olivia’s mother, Rebecca Lee Rescigno, 25, was indicted on a charge of third-degree child neglect. She immediately pleaded guilty and will be sentenced at a later date. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Rescignio was released on her own recognizance until sentencing.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Michael Kolkman – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Predator

Reno police say a convicted sex offender with an outstanding warrant from Alaska was arrested at the Circus Circus Casino after allegedly approaching and following an underage boy.

Police say 43-year-old Michael Kolkman had purchased a soda for the boy, who became uncomfortable, walked away and found a family member.

Kolkman was detained by security and later arrested.

Authorities say he is a convicted sex offender who was recently released from prison. He had been staying at a downtown motel since June 4.

Police add Kolkman also has an outstanding warrant from Alaska for attempted sexual abuse.

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

………Sarah Tofte

John Andrew Brooks- Repeat Sex Offender – won’t follow the rules – Prevention

A registered sex offender was arrested Saturday for allegedly violating parole after he was found near the Red Bluff River Park playground, police said today.

John Andrew Brooks, 50, was arrested during a law enforcement sweep targeting sex offenders, police said.

Officers said they had targeted 20 sex offenders who live in the city.

Of those 20, officers contacted 11 at their homes. Seven residential searches were performed during the enforcement sweep, which was funded by a federal Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) grant.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Proactively ridding Facebook of babyrapers

A mother of three said she worries daily about her kids’ safety, especially with sex offenders living nearby. So she’s doing something about it after being inspired by a story on News Journal sister station, WKYC in Cleveland.

The woman, 29, saw Eric Mansfield’s series on a convicted child molester in Akron who set up a Facebook profile, something the social network now prohibits.

Facebook deleted the man’s profile within minutes of being contacted by WKYC.

“Mary,” not her real name, wanted to see if offenders living near her family in Kent are also on Facebook, which allows those with profiles to “friend” each other and then share photos, emails and instant messaging.

Mary entered her address on the Portage County Sheriff’s Web site and learned the names and addresses of the sex offenders living near her.

She then entered those names one at a time on Facebook and has matched four sex offenders — all of whom were convicted of abusing underage girls — with active Facebook profiles.

“Kind of shocking and sick — just more access to kids,” she said. “You’d think Facebook could make some kind of way to check to see better if sex offenders were on there.”

After deleting one man’s profile, Facebook’s Simon Axton said, “Protecting our users, especially the many children who use our site, has always been a top priority for Facebook. We have been working proactively with states’ attorneys general to run their lists of registered sex offenders against our user base.”

Calls to the Portage County Sex Offender unit were not immediately returned.

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

………Sarah Tofte

WANTED – Sexual Predator

Madison police have released a sketch of a suspect in a sexual assault that happened in the stairway of an apartment building on University Avenue early in the morning on May 23.

A 24-year-old woman was assaulted at about 4 a.m. in the building in the 2300 block of University Avenue, while she was walking up the stairway.

The victim said the perpetrator grabbed her from behind, assaulted her on the stairs and fled on foot.

Anyone with information about the suspect can call Madison Area Crime Stoppers, 266-6014.

Published in: on June 8, 2009 at 6:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Kenneth Sodomsky – Whining Pedophile – Supreme Court let’s case go forward

The Supreme Court won’t stop Pennsylvania officials from prosecuting a man whose computer was found to contain child pornography while it was at Circuit City being upgraded.

Kenneth Sodomsky wants the high court to suppress the videos found on his computer, which he had taken into a Circuit City in Wyomissing, Penn., to get a DVD burner installed into it. While the computer was in the store, a worker looked through some of the files and found movie files with “questionable” names referring to boys of various ages. The worker then found a video of a hand reaching toward a penis and called the police.

Police seized the computer, obtained a warrant and found child pornography. Sodomsky moved to suppress the discovery, saying the Circuit City employees had no right to search his computer and show any of its contents to police.

A trial judge agreed, but a state appellate court overturned that decision, saying Sodomsky ran the risk of his illegal files being found and viewed by taking the computer out of his house and to the store.

Circuit City Stores Inc. closed the last of its stores in March.

The case is Sodomsky v. Pennsylvania, 08-1274.

Published in: on June 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm  Leave a Comment