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

Mark Gillette – Repeat Sex Offender – Busted on Craig’s List


An advertisement on Craig’s List led police to a Bloomington man arrested for a sex crime. It isn’t his first time behind bars.

An Indiana University Police officer made the arrest after an undercover sting. The officer says he chatted online with registered sex offender Mark Gillette, who agreed to exchange sex for money.

The alleged prostitution agreement took place on Craig’s List, a popular website for goods and services.

“Gillette had only been out of prison for a few months when we got an anonymous tip,” said Capt. Jerry Minger, IU police.

Police say Gillette agreed to meet who he thought was his Craig’s List acquaintance on the IU campus. But when Gillette arrived on the west side of the IU HPER building, much to Gillette’s surprise, it turned out to be an campus cop.

“When they got to midpoint there they identified themselves as police officers and arrested him,” said Capt. Minger.

The officer arrested Mark Gillette for promoting prostitution, but also on a March 10th warrant for violating his probation. Gillette failed to register his new address as a convicted sex offender, so he was already wanted by authorities.

The same campus police officer arrested Gillette several years ago for the same offense.

“His first offense involved a 16- and 17-year-old, trying to get them into prostitution,” said Minger.

Right now it’s spring break at IU, but when it comes to using websites like Craig’s List, “We aggressively enforce the laws here on campus,” Minger said.

Police are warning not only students but anyone using the internet to commit a crime on or off campus that they’ll be watching.

Gillette has no connection to Indiana University.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Alton and Tina Smith – Child Pornographers and Prostituted Children

Any parents whose children had contact with the Smiths or were photographed at their A-1 Hot Shots business are also asked to contact the sheriff’s office.


A woman is in jail and her husband sought in what Flagler County deputies described as a child pornography operation that used a Daytona Beach photography studio as a front to victimize hundreds of area children.

A search of the Carlos Court home of Alton Everett Smith Jr. and Tina Marie Smith on Tuesday morning as part of a prostitution investigation turned up hundreds of photos on computer disks depicting children as young 8 years old in sexual positions.

Detectives said some of the pictures also show the Smiths engaging in sexual acts with minors.

Tina Smith, 43, was arrested and charged with 37 counts of child pornography. She was was being held on $925,000 bond.

Alton Smith, 46, who had been arrested and bonded out on a prostitution charge earlier in the month, is still at large.

Investigators said they initially came to the couple’s home to arrest their daughter on a charge of prostitution and did not suspect the couple was involved in pornography until their search for evidence in that case turned up photos of naked children.

Now they believe the daughter was likely also victimized by the Smiths.

Deputies said they were still researching whether the photos were distributed to others, which could result in more charges. They have some evidence that video of sex acts in the home taken by hidden cameras was live streamed on the Internet.

Because the couple ran a photography studio in Daytona Beach until last year, they believe some of the victims in the photographs may be from the area and their parents likely don’t know their children are victims.

“Their parents are taking them there for a simple shoot, for some type of portfolio to enhance their child’s career, like we’ve seen in the past. But this child may have been abused and mom and dad may have never known that,” Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Maj. David O’Brien said.

Alton Smith is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with sandy brown hair. He may be traveling on the Intracoastal Waterway on a 1979 blue and white sailboat with hull numbers FL1581MJ.

Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at 888-277-8477 or text: TIP231plus message to CRIMES (274637).

While the effort to catch Alton Smith is ongoing, investigators are also looking to find and assist the victims.

“We have shut down this operation as a result of this investigation. Now we need to identify and assist the victims,” said Sheriff Donald W. Fleming.

Any parents whose children had contact with the Smiths or were photographed at their A-1 Hot Shots business are also asked to contact the sheriff’s office.

The case developed from a prostitution investigation. Kristilyn Smith and Alton Smith Jr. were arrested Dec. 12: She was charged with prostitution, and her father was charged as a principal to prostitution, which means he is accused of helping in the prostitution. Each was released from the Flagler County jail after posting $500 bail.

After the arrest, investigators executed a search warrant at the Palm Coast home where all the Smiths live on Carlos Court and found pornographic photos and videos, most showing children in sexual acts and poses, officials said.

Some showed children engaged in sex while others show Tina and Alton Smith having sex with children, an investigator said. Authorities said they found photos showing Kristilyn’s son watching his mother’s sexual activities. The autistic boy was placed in state custody after his mother’s arrest on the prostitution charge.

Alton and Tina Smith – Child Pornographers and Prostituted Children

Any parents whose children had contact with the Smiths or were photographed at their A-1 Hot Shots business are also asked to contact the sheriff’s office.


A woman is in jail and her husband sought in what Flagler County deputies described as a child pornography operation that used a Daytona Beach photography studio as a front to victimize hundreds of area children.

A search of the Carlos Court home of Alton Everett Smith Jr. and Tina Marie Smith on Tuesday morning as part of a prostitution investigation turned up hundreds of photos on computer disks depicting children as young 8 years old in sexual positions.

Detectives said some of the pictures also show the Smiths engaging in sexual acts with minors.

Tina Smith, 43, was arrested and charged with 37 counts of child pornography. She was was being held on $925,000 bond.

Alton Smith, 46, who had been arrested and bonded out on a prostitution charge earlier in the month, is still at large.

Investigators said they initially came to the couple’s home to arrest their daughter on a charge of prostitution and did not suspect the couple was involved in pornography until their search for evidence in that case turned up photos of naked children.

Now they believe the daughter was likely also victimized by the Smiths.

Deputies said they were still researching whether the photos were distributed to others, which could result in more charges. They have some evidence that video of sex acts in the home taken by hidden cameras was live streamed on the Internet.

Because the couple ran a photography studio in Daytona Beach until last year, they believe some of the victims in the photographs may be from the area and their parents likely don’t know their children are victims.

“Their parents are taking them there for a simple shoot, for some type of portfolio to enhance their child’s career, like we’ve seen in the past. But this child may have been abused and mom and dad may have never known that,” Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Maj. David O’Brien said.

Alton Smith is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with sandy brown hair. He may be traveling on the Intracoastal Waterway on a 1979 blue and white sailboat with hull numbers FL1581MJ.

Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at 888-277-8477 or text: TIP231plus message to CRIMES (274637).

While the effort to catch Alton Smith is ongoing, investigators are also looking to find and assist the victims.

“We have shut down this operation as a result of this investigation. Now we need to identify and assist the victims,” said Sheriff Donald W. Fleming.

Any parents whose children had contact with the Smiths or were photographed at their A-1 Hot Shots business are also asked to contact the sheriff’s office.

The case developed from a prostitution investigation. Kristilyn Smith and Alton Smith Jr. were arrested Dec. 12: She was charged with prostitution, and her father was charged as a principal to prostitution, which means he is accused of helping in the prostitution. Each was released from the Flagler County jail after posting $500 bail.

After the arrest, investigators executed a search warrant at the Palm Coast home where all the Smiths live on Carlos Court and found pornographic photos and videos, most showing children in sexual acts and poses, officials said.

Some showed children engaged in sex while others show Tina and Alton Smith having sex with children, an investigator said. Authorities said they found photos showing Kristilyn’s son watching his mother’s sexual activities. The autistic boy was placed in state custody after his mother’s arrest on the prostitution charge.

Dell Vanderschuit – Captured Internet Predator – Pedophile


Between 8/30/08 and 11/6/08 the Phoenix Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Bureau Vice Unit conducted an internet crime investigation showing that Dell Vanderschuit was soliciting an undercover officer to have sex with both her and a 10 year old girl for $1500.

Ironically, the initial information about the suspect came to us from a Phoenix “pimp” who was infuriated that this suspect wanted to have sex with a young child. Subsequently, undercover investigators made contact with the suspect and began the investigation. On 12/10/08 a warrant was issued for Vanderschuit’s arrest for attempted child prostitution, a class 3 F.

During the course of the investigation Vanderschuit moved to Chico, California from an apartment at 4950 E. Van Buren in Phoenix. Investigators believed Vanderschuit had in his possession in California evidence material to the case.

Our Vice Unit investigators worked with investigators from the FBI Innocence Lost Task Force, the Phoenix Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

The Innocence Lost Task Force put us in contact with the Chico Police Department. Phoenix Police investigators traveled to Chico on December 19th, 2008. With assistance from Chico P.D. and the FBI a search warrant was served and evidence was obtained, but the suspect was not there.

On Christmas Eve, 12/25/08, Vanderschuit was arrested by I.C.E. in a port of entry in San Francisco for the existing arrest warrant, while re-entering the United States after vacationing in Puerto Vallarta. He now faces extradition back to Arizona.

Dell Vanderschuit – Captured Internet Predator – Pedophile


Between 8/30/08 and 11/6/08 the Phoenix Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Bureau Vice Unit conducted an internet crime investigation showing that Dell Vanderschuit was soliciting an undercover officer to have sex with both her and a 10 year old girl for $1500.

Ironically, the initial information about the suspect came to us from a Phoenix “pimp” who was infuriated that this suspect wanted to have sex with a young child. Subsequently, undercover investigators made contact with the suspect and began the investigation. On 12/10/08 a warrant was issued for Vanderschuit’s arrest for attempted child prostitution, a class 3 F.

During the course of the investigation Vanderschuit moved to Chico, California from an apartment at 4950 E. Van Buren in Phoenix. Investigators believed Vanderschuit had in his possession in California evidence material to the case.

Our Vice Unit investigators worked with investigators from the FBI Innocence Lost Task Force, the Phoenix Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

The Innocence Lost Task Force put us in contact with the Chico Police Department. Phoenix Police investigators traveled to Chico on December 19th, 2008. With assistance from Chico P.D. and the FBI a search warrant was served and evidence was obtained, but the suspect was not there.

On Christmas Eve, 12/25/08, Vanderschuit was arrested by I.C.E. in a port of entry in San Francisco for the existing arrest warrant, while re-entering the United States after vacationing in Puerto Vallarta. He now faces extradition back to Arizona.

Corey "Magnificent" Davis – GUILTY sex trafficking

A New York man was sentenced Friday to more than 24 years in prison for sex trafficking a 12-year-old girl in a case authorities say was a modern form of slavery.

Corey “Magnificent” Davis, 36, was sentenced to 293 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Janet Hall after pleading guilty in March to a federal sex trafficking charge.

Prosecutors say Davis forced girls as young as 12 to work as dancers and prostitutes, confining them to a house in Queens, N.Y., while he lived a life of luxury that included driving a Mercedes and wearing expensive jewelry.

“The court cannot find words to describe the obscenity of Mr. Davis’ acts,” Hall said.

Davis, who represented himself after firing his third attorney, denied the allegations and had sought unsuccessfully to withdraw his earlier guilty plea. The charge he pleaded guilty to as part of a plea agreement involves one victim.

Davis said he had poor legal representation and the case was based on lies.

“I take full responsibility for living my life in a way completely contrary to the morals and values of a lot of people who showed me a better way by their example,” he said.

Davis rejected prosecutors’ comparison of slavery, saying that was offensive to slaves, who he called the true victims.

Davis lured victims to his operation with promises of modeling contracts and a glamorous lifestyle. Davis then forced them into a grueling schedule of dancing and performing at strip clubs in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. When the clubs closed, Davis forced the victims to walk the streets until 4:00 or 5:00 A.M. propositioning customers. The indictment also alleged that Davis beat many of the victims to force them to work for him and that he also used physical abuse as punishment for disobeying the stringent rules he imposed to isolate and control them.

The victims earned up to $5,000 a night in these activities, which Davis confiscated and kept for himself. When arrested in December 2006, Davis was driving a Mercedes Benz, one of several cars that he owned, was wearing a watch appraised at $91,000, and was carrying approximately $30,000 in cash.

“Preying on vulnerable women and girls is not only abhorrent, it is illegal,” said Grace Chung Becker, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. “The Justice Department remains committed to combating all forms of human trafficking, and prosecuting those who seek to profit by exploiting vulnerable members of society.”

Wayne Nelson Corliss – Molests boys in Thailand and plays Santa Claus in New Jersey

“This individual engaged in among the most
depraved conduct imaginable with helpless children”


A New Jersey actor who also played Santa Claus at children’s parties and fairs admitted today that he traveled to Thailand to have sex with young boys and videotaped at least one tryst that was later circulated on the Internet.

Wayne Nelson Corliss, 59, confessed to his crimes in graphic detail during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Joseph Greenaway in Newark.

Corliss said he was invited to Thailand by another pedophile he met in 2000 through an Internet chatroom called “Boy Love and Chat?” He said the other man told him he could have sex with a boy for $200 the first time and $20 thereafter.

Corliss, a Union City resident, said he traveled to Thailand three times between 2000 and 2002 and had sex with a 6-year old and a 9-year old. He also admitted storing and possessing more than 600 images of child pornography on his home computer and that he used the internet to share child pornography.

“This individual engaged in among the most depraved conduct imaginable with helpless children,” U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie said.

Corliss was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at his apartment in May after an international manhunt. During an investigation of another alleged pedophile, authorities discovered images of Corliss on that suspect’s computer. The images were allegedly taken during Corliss’ last trip to Thailand and showed him engaged in sex with a child, authorities said.

Interpol, the international police agency, released sanitized versions of the images, asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in them. Within two days, hundreds of leads poured in from around the world, including three emails from the United States identifying the man as Casey Wayne, Corliss’ stage name.

“Others involved in illicit sex tourism should take notice: Just like Mr. Corliss, law enforcement around the globe has the ability to locate you, prosecute you and send you to federal prison for a very long time,” Christie said.

Although the charges were shocking, authorities said Corliss is just one of thousands of men who travel to Southeast Asia each year to have sex with children.

Corliss, appearing in court wearing a green prison uniform, pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography, three counts of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

He faces between 21 years and 27 years in prison under a plea agreement brokered with federal prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee Vartan said. He faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years behind bars.

Corliss, a white-haired, bespectacled man with a trimmed beard, appeared nervous during today’s hearing.

“Oh boy, yes. Yes, your honor,” Corliss, who has been held without bail since his arrest, said after the judge asked him if he understood the implications of his plea agreement.

Corliss also implicated three other men: John Wrenshall, a Canadian citizen and resident of Thailand who allegedly arranged for the trysts, and Mitchell Jackson and Burgess Lee Burgess, both of Alabama, who allegedly traveled with Corliss and also assaulted young boys.

Burgess and Jackson have been indicted and are awaiting trial. Wrenshall remains under investigation, authorities said.

Corliss has appeared in small theater productions in Manhattan and at least three movies, among them the 1982 film “Waitress.” His most steady work was playing Santa Claus and other characters at children’s parties, family-friendly corporate gatherings and fairs in New Jersey. Authorities said they have no evidence he victimized anyone in New Jersey.

Teri Paris and Judy Squire, two friends, attended today’s court hearing to support Corliss. They said they had worked with him in the entertainment business and that he was a decent person who suffered from a sickness.

“We have worked on these Santa Claus gigs with him for years,” Squire said. “Children adore him. Parents find him enormously entertaining. He kept this part of his life completely locked away.”

Wayne Nelson Corliss – Molests boys in Thailand and plays Santa Claus in New Jersey

“This individual engaged in among the most
depraved conduct imaginable with helpless children”


A New Jersey actor who also played Santa Claus at children’s parties and fairs admitted today that he traveled to Thailand to have sex with young boys and videotaped at least one tryst that was later circulated on the Internet.

Wayne Nelson Corliss, 59, confessed to his crimes in graphic detail during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Joseph Greenaway in Newark.

Corliss said he was invited to Thailand by another pedophile he met in 2000 through an Internet chatroom called “Boy Love and Chat?” He said the other man told him he could have sex with a boy for $200 the first time and $20 thereafter.

Corliss, a Union City resident, said he traveled to Thailand three times between 2000 and 2002 and had sex with a 6-year old and a 9-year old. He also admitted storing and possessing more than 600 images of child pornography on his home computer and that he used the internet to share child pornography.

“This individual engaged in among the most depraved conduct imaginable with helpless children,” U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie said.

Corliss was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at his apartment in May after an international manhunt. During an investigation of another alleged pedophile, authorities discovered images of Corliss on that suspect’s computer. The images were allegedly taken during Corliss’ last trip to Thailand and showed him engaged in sex with a child, authorities said.

Interpol, the international police agency, released sanitized versions of the images, asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in them. Within two days, hundreds of leads poured in from around the world, including three emails from the United States identifying the man as Casey Wayne, Corliss’ stage name.

“Others involved in illicit sex tourism should take notice: Just like Mr. Corliss, law enforcement around the globe has the ability to locate you, prosecute you and send you to federal prison for a very long time,” Christie said.

Although the charges were shocking, authorities said Corliss is just one of thousands of men who travel to Southeast Asia each year to have sex with children.

Corliss, appearing in court wearing a green prison uniform, pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography, three counts of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

He faces between 21 years and 27 years in prison under a plea agreement brokered with federal prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee Vartan said. He faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years behind bars.

Corliss, a white-haired, bespectacled man with a trimmed beard, appeared nervous during today’s hearing.

“Oh boy, yes. Yes, your honor,” Corliss, who has been held without bail since his arrest, said after the judge asked him if he understood the implications of his plea agreement.

Corliss also implicated three other men: John Wrenshall, a Canadian citizen and resident of Thailand who allegedly arranged for the trysts, and Mitchell Jackson and Burgess Lee Burgess, both of Alabama, who allegedly traveled with Corliss and also assaulted young boys.

Burgess and Jackson have been indicted and are awaiting trial. Wrenshall remains under investigation, authorities said.

Corliss has appeared in small theater productions in Manhattan and at least three movies, among them the 1982 film “Waitress.” His most steady work was playing Santa Claus and other characters at children’s parties, family-friendly corporate gatherings and fairs in New Jersey. Authorities said they have no evidence he victimized anyone in New Jersey.

Teri Paris and Judy Squire, two friends, attended today’s court hearing to support Corliss. They said they had worked with him in the entertainment business and that he was a decent person who suffered from a sickness.

“We have worked on these Santa Claus gigs with him for years,” Squire said. “Children adore him. Parents find him enormously entertaining. He kept this part of his life completely locked away.”

Patrick Manluccia – Career pedophile baby raper – original offense too old to put him on a registry – He had never stopped molesting children

“How come he wasn’t put into the sex registry?” the great aunt asked. “Why was he allowed to live in a building with children living there. I understand he has rights, but he’s been around children for years. There could be other victims.”

In fact, Manluccia’s record of offenses against children dates back long before 1979. Two years earlier, he had been convicted of two counts of risk of injury to a minor, and in 1964, he was convicted of three risk of injury counts, according to Danbury police.

The two men had him get undressed, showed him pictures of naked women, then took photographs while he was sexually aroused, the 13-year-old boy told the Youth Bureau detective back in 1979.

They said they were going to sell the photos to someone in California, and said they would give the boy part of the money.

One day, however, the boy told police, the pair lured him to one of their apartments with the promise of a bicycle and stereo. This time, instead of taking pictures, one of them grabbed him from behind and pinned his arms. The second man began fondling him. The boy kicked one of his attackers in the groin and fled.

Had that incident occurred 10 years later, Patrick Manluccia’s name would likely have appeared on the state’s Sex Offender Registry, and the mother of another young boy who allegedly was molested by Manluccia in the past year would have been aware that her neighbor was a convicted pedophile.

But when state legislators established the registry in 1998, they directed police to list only those offenders who had served time in prison for sex-related crimes after October 1988, according to Connecticut State Police Lt. Sam Izzarelli, commander of the sex offender registry unit.

By then, Manluccia had long since completed his sentence for the 1979 case, so his name wasn’t included.

On Sept. 25, Manluccia, now 69 and living on North Street, was again arrested by Youth Bureau detectives after the boy’s mother accused him of sexually assaulting her son.

“My niece is very upset,” the latest victim’s great-aunt told The News-Times. “She feels like she’s the only one that didn’t know of his past. She feels like it’s her fault, even though it’s not.”

The News-Times doesn’t identify the victims of sexual assault. To protect the boy’s identity, the newspaper is also not naming two relatives, his grandmother and great aunt, who were interviewed for this story.

Manluccia was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, a single count of fourth-degree sexual assault, and several counts of risk of injury. He remains in custody in Bridgeport Correctional Center under $1 million bond.

The day before the arrest, the boy was playing in a wooded area with other children, and Manluccia took him inside his apartment “to check for bugs,” the great aunt said.

He had the child disrobe, and that’s when the assault occurred. That evening, the boy told his mother, and she contacted police, the great aunt said.

Although the boy’s relatives said he was only assaulted by Manluccia once, files at Danbury Superior Court indicate that at least some of the offenses, including one of the sexual assaults, took place up to a year ago.

“How come he wasn’t put into the sex registry?” the great aunt asked. “Why was he allowed to live in a building with children living there. I understand he has rights, but he’s been around children for years. There could be other victims.”

In fact, Manluccia’s record of offenses against children dates back long before 1979. Two years earlier, he had been convicted of two counts of risk of injury to a minor, and in 1964, he was convicted of three risk of injury counts, according to Danbury police.

Details of those earlier incidents were expunged from the public record years ago. The 1977 arrest occurred in Watertown, and police there said the department only keeps case records for 20 years.

It’s a situation common to many departments, according to West Hartford Police Chief James Strillacci, head of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association.

“Record space is finite. You can’t go back to the beginning of time,” he said.

But the newspaper was able to interview a former Danbury man who said he was involved in the 1964 case, which revolved around a “weight-lifting club” that recruited seventh- and eighth-grade boys at St. Joseph’s School.

“You had to understand the time frame,” the former Danbury resident said. “We were so naive. None of us had this in our conscious, it just wasn’t talked about.”

There was no “weight-lifting club,'” and there weren’t even any weights, he said. There was, however, the bath house at the Town Park, where, the former resident said Manluccia would run his fingers over a recruit’s inner thigh, “checking for the vein” that would supposedly determine whether they could become a weight lifter.

“He would touch us on the inner thigh and tell us to cough,” said the victim, now in his 50s and living out-of-state. “It was the initiation to see whether you could be a weight lifter, and you had to keep going through the initiation. It’s hard to believe that we would fall for that, but it was a very confusing and awkward time.”

As far as the victim knew, no one was actually fondled by Manluccia. But a refusal to undergo “the initiation” would result in threats that Manluccia’s two pals, muscular, hulking men who looked “like gorillas” to the young boys, would beat them up, he said.

Eventually, one of the boys became so traumatized by the threats that he confided in one of the nuns at the school. The nun went to police, and Manluccia was subsequently convicted of three risk of injury counts.

Danbury police also investigated a 2001 complaint filed by the mother of a 9-year-old boy who Manluccia allegedly tried to convince to undress at the Danbury Town Park. During that investigation, Manluccia told police he had “been framed” in the Watertown case, and the 1979 arrest “was a big mistake.” He told the detective that the 13-year-old boy lied about the 1979 incident because of his own family problems.

Police eventually determined that no sexual contact had taken place in the 2001 case and Manluccia wasn’t charged.

State Rep. Michael Lawlor, D-East Haven, co-chair of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee, said there was “nothing magic” about the 10-year look-back that was written into the sex offender law.

“It seemed like a workable number for the police that were going to manage (the registry), and that’s what most other states were doing at the time,” Lawlor said. “The further you go back, the harder it is to track these guys down.”

Including those offenders who had completed their sentences before 1988 could have made compiling the list more difficult, because of changes in the laws defining risk of injury and some sexual assault charges before then, he said.

Some people charged with risk of injury never had sexual contact with children.

“You could be charged with risk of injury for giving fireworks to a kid, or driving too fast with a child in your car,” Lawlor said.

If he is convicted of the most recent charges. Manluccia would be required to register for life as a sex offender. But that’s little consolation to the latest victim’s family.

“I would like to see that this didn’t happen to any other children,” the boy’s grandmother said. “It (the registry list) should be extended back even further.”

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