Raymond Hewlett – Repeat Sex Offender – Whining Pedophile – Suspect in Madeleine McCann Disappearance

Hewlett was first jailed for 18 months in 1972, after sexually assaulting a neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter.

Six years later in 1978 he was jailed again for four years for attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl after holding a gun to her head.

He was then locked up again for six years in 1988 after he kidnapped and assaulted another 14-year-old schoolgirl.

In March 1988, while he was held at Risley remand centre in Warrington, Cheshire, awaiting trial for the third offence, Hewlett wrote the letters to his 20-year-old daughter Gina.

Raymond Hewlett blamed his young victims for his history of sickening sex attacks, his prison letters show.

Here the Mail reprints some of the self-pitying notes the serial child sex offender wrote from his jail cell to his ‘Darling Daughter’ Gina from 1988 onwards:

‘I do believe there is a God, there has to be something more than this wicked evil world, what I find hard to grasp is why me?

‘Why when I behave like any other normal person do I have to be destroyed?’ he wrote, while on remand in Warrington, Cheshire, awaiting trial for kidnapping and assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

‘What have I done that makes me have to pay over and over again, I still feel as though I’ve been singled out to be tramped on and stamped on like some bloody insect, tell me am I a human being or not?

‘Well my Darling Daughter I just wish I could have a visit with just you or you and your Mum.’

In another letter, Hewlett blames his latest 14-year-old victim for his crimes, and accuses her of lying about her kidnap and assault ordeal.

‘She does not describe the interior of the vehicle correctly, but says the seats were black plastic when they were brown cloth,’ he moaned.

‘She said the car was smaller than a Marina with a front like a Chevette, she’s got loads either wrong on purpose or just forgotten to mention them, and yet everyone describes her as an intelligent girl.

‘She… goes on to say how calm she was because she never panics, I know she doesn’t she even says she was calmer than me, that’s because she had complete control of the situation, I just went along with it,’ he wrote.

‘I seem to be back in the same situation putting my hands up and surrendering, but what’s new, I always get sold down the river.

‘I just wish I knew what was going to happen but I think I already know, more jail maybe for a long time, I’ve lost all faith, truth does not seem important but that’s nothing new. Your Loving Dad xxx’

In another letter he complained:

‘I haven’t got a friend in the world, even my own brother and sisters have turned their backs on me…

‘it’s a good job I’ve got someone like you, mind you was always my favourite girl, the only trouble is you grew up but at least your [sic] still there, people are trying to make me into some sort of monster but you know different Gina.

‘I’ve got so much love to give but every time I give it something seems to go wrong.’

In another letter, Hewlett accused police of laughing at him when he made his statement, adding:

‘I didn’t find it at all amusing.’

And in a letter from Gartree Prison in Market Harborough, Leics, in September 1989, Hewlett even complained to Gina, now 41, about social workers interfering with his family.

He wrote:

‘I’d give anything for you to put your arm round me… and say Dad I love you… Kids don’t matter in this lousy world, when you love your kids and treat them right you get those Social Services B******* breathing down you neck. Why don’t they pick on families that do mistreat kids?’

The letters to his family showed no sign of remorse and Hewlett, now 64, desperately tried to convince his daughter Gina that he was innocent of his crimes.

They demonstrate no understanding of the abhorrent nature of his offences, and no trace of compassion towards his young victims – characteristics which will chill Kate and Gerry McCann as their detectives wait to speak to Hewlett about their daughter Madeleine’s disappearance.

His son Wayne, one of four children from Hewlett’s first marriage to Susan Ginley, said: ‘He was always in denial over what he had done, as if it was somebody else’s fault.’

Hewlett was first jailed for 18 months in 1972, after sexually assaulting a neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter.

Six years later in 1978 he was jailed again for four years for attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl after holding a gun to her head.

He was then locked up again for six years in 1988 after he kidnapped and assaulted another 14-year-old schoolgirl.

In March 1988, while he was held at Risley remand centre in Warrington, Cheshire, awaiting trial for the third offence, Hewlett wrote the letters to his 20-year-old daughter Gina.

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

Darren Kawamoto – Attacks Media & Victims – Heads back to Prison

These included threats to cut the throat of the cameramen, and also issued threats to all victims to “track down every one of you and kill you, a life for life sentence.”

Darren Kawamoto, 44, a registered sex offender, was found guilty of six counts of criminal threats and five enhancements of personally using a deadly weapon while committing those crimes by a jury on May 14. A court trial also found true that Kawamoto had previously been convicted of five prior serious felony convictions, and had two prior prison commitments.

After being released from prison from his prior convictions, Kawamoto relocated to the Oakdale\Riverbank area in November of 2008. Kawamoto was required to register his current address due to his status as a sex offender. He registered with the Oakdale Police Department on Nov. 6, 2008 as a transient sex offender with no fixed address. He was also listed on the State of California’s “Megan’s Law” website. The victims of his previous crimes and the general community were concerned that he had returned to their neighborhood and afraid that he would commit further offenses. A neighborhood meeting with local law enforcement was scheduled at the Oakdale Community Center on Nov. 11, 2008 to address those concerns.

News crews consisting of a reporter and a cameraman from TV stations 3(KCRA), 10(News10) and 40(Fox) were dispatched to cover this event. The TV crews learned that Kawamoto was residing at his mother’s house in Oakdale and went there to interview him.

Kawamoto opened the front door and launched on a several minute tirade of verbal abuse and insults to the three news crews. During this tirade, multiple death threats were directed at the six reporters and cameramen present. These included threats to cut the throat of the cameramen, and also issued threats to all victims to “track down every one of you and kill you, a life for life sentence.”

In between the first and second threats, a relative intervened and pulled Kawamoto away. He walked away for a moment, then returned with a box-cutter, re-approached the victims, and brandished it before, during and after the second threats.

The victims began to withdraw from the front porch area, after the first threat and began to depart, and were outside of the front yard when the second threat occurred. They then called 911 and their station representatives and packed up their gear. There was a brief delay in their departure as they discussed whether to wait for the police or depart. While this was occurring, Kawamoto came out of the shadows and began to move aggressively toward them, asking them where they lived, what they did, what they were doing there. At this point, they got in their vans and left.

Kawamoto was previously sentenced to 25 years in prison for a series of violent sexual offenses that he committed in Oakdale in 1987. He was released from prison in 2004. He remained on parole the maximum time possible. He had violated his parole and been returned to prison four separate times. In 1983, Kawamoto was convicted in Alameda County of first-degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon and imprisoned for seven years.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled on July 27.

Kawamoto is facing more than six consecutive 25-to-life prison terms under California’s Three Strikes Law.

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

Whining, Blaming pedophile tries to sue Sheriff

A 31-year-old man who jumped headfirst over the third-floor railing of the Allen County Courthouse last November after he was convicted of child molesting is now suing the sheriff.

A handcuffed Cicero Offerle suffered serious injuries to his head as well as broken bones when he broke free from a bailiff moments after a jury convicted Offerle of child molesting Nov. 8. Offerle fell about 20 feet to the tile floor on the second level of the courthouse rotunda. Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull ordered bailiffs to take Offerle into custody because he had reportedly tried to kill himself during the course of the investigation.

But in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Offerle claims he found himself sitting on the third-floor balcony railing “for some time” and “looked around (and) saw no one in sight,” according to the handwritten lawsuit, filed without the aid of an attorney.

Convicted of inappropriate conduct with a 10-year-old girl, Offerle is currently serving a two-year prison sentence at the state’s Plainfield Correctional Facility. As part of his sentence, Gull ordered him to receive psychiatric care while in prison.

She declined to comment on the recently filed lawsuit because of a pending appeal Offerle filed in his criminal case.

After Offerle was injured, Gull praised the way court officers handled Offerle after the trial.

In his lawsuit, Offerle said he can prove the sheriff’s department is not “telling the truth” about his “accident” and said he “never jumped.”

“The sheriff’s department need(s) to be held accountable for letting me fall and neglect of their duty,” Offerle said in his complaint.

Offerle wants the court to award him money for neglect and bodily injuries, as well as for any medical bills, attorney fees and court costs related to his case, according to court documents.

Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries said Friday afternoon he had not yet seen a copy of the lawsuit and could not comment on pending litigation.

But Fries stands by the actions of the bailiff, a deputy, as well as the department’s procedures in place at the time.

Because Offerle was in the custody of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department at the time he was injured, the county has been responsible for paying his medical bills, which are in excess of $140,000, Fries said.

Published in: on June 1, 2008 at 2:22 am  Leave a Comment  

Joseph Owen Mehrer – He didn’t mean to molest those girls – it was the DREAMS fault

He said he thought he was dreaming about a woman, but he admits he may have, in fact, been fondling a child.

That was one of the excuses 51-year-old Joseph Owen Mehrer offered being being arrested and charged with molested two sisters – ages 9 and 11 – on Thursday.

Yet, it was the girls, who said they were asleep when he touched them at his home last weekend.

Mehrer told the detective that he didn’t remember touching the girls. He said he drank two beers and took a hydrocodone tablet.

He did say he wrote an incriminating letter and sent it to the girls’ home, and said the girls do not tell lies.

He also claimed he was having a dream about a woman, and said it was possible he may have been acting out with the girls.

He was charged with capital sexual battery on a child younger than 12 and lewd

and lascivious molestation. He now also has a violation of probation for felony battery.

Published in: on March 30, 2008 at 12:27 am  Leave a Comment  

Russell E. Gant – Claims the DEVIL made him molest that girl!

Gant admitted to touching the victim
and blamed the devil for his behavior


A 34-year-old man who told a sheriff’s detective that the devil made him touch and fondle a girl was arrested Tuesday and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct on a 12-year-old, according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report.

The victim told Detective Anthony Riggins that about seven years ago Russell E. Gant took her to an abandoned building and, once inside, pushed her against a wall and inappropriately touched her.

Riggins then contacted Gant, and he agreed to come to the Sheriff’s Office for an interview. During the interview, Gant admitted to touching the victim and blamed the devil for his behavior. Gant also told the detective that he regretted doing it and asked for forgiveness.

He was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail.

Published in: on March 29, 2008 at 10:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

Russell E. Gant – Claims the DEVIL made him molest that girl!

Gant admitted to touching the victim
and blamed the devil for his behavior


A 34-year-old man who told a sheriff’s detective that the devil made him touch and fondle a girl was arrested Tuesday and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct on a 12-year-old, according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report.

The victim told Detective Anthony Riggins that about seven years ago Russell E. Gant took her to an abandoned building and, once inside, pushed her against a wall and inappropriately touched her.

Riggins then contacted Gant, and he agreed to come to the Sheriff’s Office for an interview. During the interview, Gant admitted to touching the victim and blamed the devil for his behavior. Gant also told the detective that he regretted doing it and asked for forgiveness.

He was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail.

Published in: on March 29, 2008 at 10:19 pm  Leave a Comment