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

John E. Hamilton – Little League Coach – Arrested for Sexually Abusing a Child


A local little league coach has been arrested after allegations arose that he sexually abused a child under his supervision 12 years ago.

Fairfax County police concluded a three-month investigation with the arrest on Friday of 37-year-old John E. Hamilton of Centreville.

Hamilton’s accuser, now 24 years old, was 12 at the time of the assaults. He alleges that Hamilton sexually abused him over a period of several months in 1997.

In the course of their investigation, police found that a 16-year-old foreign exchange service was living with Hamilton and removed him from the home.

Hamilton, who was a little league baseball coach for the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association at the time, has been charged with aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child. He is being held without bond.

Over his years in the northern Virginia region, Hamilton has held several athletic positions that would have afforded him access to children, so detectives are asking parents with concerns about any inappropriate contact between Hamilton and their children to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), e-mail at http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637. You may also call Detective J. Hinson at 703-246-7893 or the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-2131.

Bruce Unger – New Charges for Baby Raper

New charges have been filed against the accused Bryan child molester who fled to Europe to escape the law.

Bruce Unger is in the Brazos County jail. A judge has not allowed any bond to be set.

Two new charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child have been filed against the 29-year-old, this after an alleged victim who had already come forward provided new information to authorities concerning additional alleged inappropriate contact.

Unger faced six charges of sexual assault and indecency with a child, then jumped bail and fled to Europe in late 2007.

A year later, authorities in the Ukraine caught up to the former Bryan teacher and youth coach, and he was extradited back to Brazos County.

In addition to those two new assault charges, Unger also had six felony charges of bail jumping added this week.

Unger taught at Neal Elementary School in Bryan, and was also named by USA Today as the nation’s “Most Caring Coach” in 2005 for his work with a soccer team made up of at-risk boys

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Dionysios Yuri Shallan Jr – "the quintessential sexual predator"


A former track coach at Oakmont High School in Roseville was sentenced Wednesday to three years and eight months in state prison for nine felony counts including lewd acts upon a child.

Dionysios Yuri Shallan Jr., who also served as a coach at Casa Roble High School in Sacramento before coming to Oakmont in 2001, pleaded guilty to the charges Oct. 29. They stemmed from sex acts committed on two underage female track athletes, one an Oakmont student and the other from Casa Roble, that occurred between late-1999 and April 2005, officials said.

“We view the convicted felon as a manipulator,” prosecutor Garen Horst told Judge J. Richard Couzens before the sentencing.

Shallan, of Rocklin, has no prior criminal history. In addition to coaching, he was a substitute teacher for the Roseville Joint Union High School District, officials said.

Wednesday’s development follows other legal troubles for Shallan relating to youth sexual abuse.

In 2005, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office charged Shallan with misdemeanor child abuse involving two other Oakmont students. That case resulted in a mistrial in April 2007.

But prosecutors kept working the case, and additional victims were later identified, resulting in the felony charges issued Sept. 5.

“We kept the investigation going and that led to a stronger case,” he said.

Shallan has not been employed with the district since shortly before the misdemeanor charges were filed in 2005. He has been in custody in the Placer County Jail since then.

Shallan also pleaded guilty in October to one count of perjury relating to testimony he gave in the misdemeanor trial.

Dressed in jail-issue orange garb, Shallan sat shackled and expressionless Wednesday as victims’ representatives made statements before the judge and urged a stronger sentence.

One victim’s mother excoriated Shallan for violating the trust between athlete and coach: “You used that opportunity to prey on vulnerabilities and their personal trust in you for your pleasure,” said the woman, who is not being identified to protect the victims’ privacy. “You are the quintessential sexual predator.”

Horst told the court Shallan was without remorse.

“He violated the trust of the school he worked for,” he said.

The charges included four counts of oral copulation, two counts of lewd acts upon a child with a 10-year age difference, and one count of sexual penetration with a foreign object.

Couzens handed down the maximum sentence of three years for those counts, to be served concurrently. Another count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor added eight months to that total.

Oakmont Principal Kathleen Sirovy said the school initiated the investigation into allegations that became the misdemeanor case. Shallan resigned after that inquiry started and was subsequently banned from campus, she said.

“Oakmont initiated and cooperated fully with the families and law enforcement throughout this investigation,” she said in a statement. “We are pleased that we have reached closure and that justice has been served.”

In a 2002 interview on DyeStatCal.com, a track and field Web site, Shallan credited for his faith in God for his “strength” and said: “Coaching helped me to see the passion I had had all my life. It gave me the opportunity to help others. It is the most gratifying thing in the world to do.”

As part of his sentence, Shallan will also register for parole for three years after his term ends. He must also register as a sex offender.

Dionysios Yuri Shallan Jr – "the quintessential sexual predator"


A former track coach at Oakmont High School in Roseville was sentenced Wednesday to three years and eight months in state prison for nine felony counts including lewd acts upon a child.

Dionysios Yuri Shallan Jr., who also served as a coach at Casa Roble High School in Sacramento before coming to Oakmont in 2001, pleaded guilty to the charges Oct. 29. They stemmed from sex acts committed on two underage female track athletes, one an Oakmont student and the other from Casa Roble, that occurred between late-1999 and April 2005, officials said.

“We view the convicted felon as a manipulator,” prosecutor Garen Horst told Judge J. Richard Couzens before the sentencing.

Shallan, of Rocklin, has no prior criminal history. In addition to coaching, he was a substitute teacher for the Roseville Joint Union High School District, officials said.

Wednesday’s development follows other legal troubles for Shallan relating to youth sexual abuse.

In 2005, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office charged Shallan with misdemeanor child abuse involving two other Oakmont students. That case resulted in a mistrial in April 2007.

But prosecutors kept working the case, and additional victims were later identified, resulting in the felony charges issued Sept. 5.

“We kept the investigation going and that led to a stronger case,” he said.

Shallan has not been employed with the district since shortly before the misdemeanor charges were filed in 2005. He has been in custody in the Placer County Jail since then.

Shallan also pleaded guilty in October to one count of perjury relating to testimony he gave in the misdemeanor trial.

Dressed in jail-issue orange garb, Shallan sat shackled and expressionless Wednesday as victims’ representatives made statements before the judge and urged a stronger sentence.

One victim’s mother excoriated Shallan for violating the trust between athlete and coach: “You used that opportunity to prey on vulnerabilities and their personal trust in you for your pleasure,” said the woman, who is not being identified to protect the victims’ privacy. “You are the quintessential sexual predator.”

Horst told the court Shallan was without remorse.

“He violated the trust of the school he worked for,” he said.

The charges included four counts of oral copulation, two counts of lewd acts upon a child with a 10-year age difference, and one count of sexual penetration with a foreign object.

Couzens handed down the maximum sentence of three years for those counts, to be served concurrently. Another count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor added eight months to that total.

Oakmont Principal Kathleen Sirovy said the school initiated the investigation into allegations that became the misdemeanor case. Shallan resigned after that inquiry started and was subsequently banned from campus, she said.

“Oakmont initiated and cooperated fully with the families and law enforcement throughout this investigation,” she said in a statement. “We are pleased that we have reached closure and that justice has been served.”

In a 2002 interview on DyeStatCal.com, a track and field Web site, Shallan credited for his faith in God for his “strength” and said: “Coaching helped me to see the passion I had had all my life. It gave me the opportunity to help others. It is the most gratifying thing in the world to do.”

As part of his sentence, Shallan will also register for parole for three years after his term ends. He must also register as a sex offender.

Edward Scott Yancey – Repeat Sex Offender – Predator


The city of Long Beach is changing how it hires youth athletic directors after alleged sexual misconduct by one of its coaches.

Last month, 37-year-old Edward Scott Yancey was arrested after officials say he molested a young boy.

“As a parent I’m concerned. I want my kids to be coached by somebody that we know that we can trust,” said parent Keith Hammons.

Former coach Edward Scott Yancey still sits in the Harrison County Jail after charges of molestation. The thing is, BEFORE the arrest, Yancey was already a sex offender.

“They did the local check and it didn’t come up,” said Hammons.

Yancey never registered as a sex offender and went on to get a job coaching a Long Beach basketball league.

Parents insist something fell through the cracks and they were upset when Recreation director Bob Paul came under fire.

“Just relying on one person is not the way that the system is supposed to work,” said parent Richard Brown.

The Long Beach board of alderman ultimately decided not to take action against the popular rec director. But what has changed, is some of its policies.

Since the incident the city of Long Beach pays a firm to conduct national background searches. In the past, only local searches were completed.

Like neighboring Gulfport, the city of Long Beach will also follow the National recreation and Park Association’s guidelines when selecting volunteers.

As for this case, the mayor says he hopes the city can move forward in making sure it never happens again.

Edward Yancey is still in the Harrison County Jail. His bail is set at 1-million dollars.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Edward Scott Yancey – Repeat Sex Offender – Predator


The city of Long Beach is changing how it hires youth athletic directors after alleged sexual misconduct by one of its coaches.

Last month, 37-year-old Edward Scott Yancey was arrested after officials say he molested a young boy.

“As a parent I’m concerned. I want my kids to be coached by somebody that we know that we can trust,” said parent Keith Hammons.

Former coach Edward Scott Yancey still sits in the Harrison County Jail after charges of molestation. The thing is, BEFORE the arrest, Yancey was already a sex offender.

“They did the local check and it didn’t come up,” said Hammons.

Yancey never registered as a sex offender and went on to get a job coaching a Long Beach basketball league.

Parents insist something fell through the cracks and they were upset when Recreation director Bob Paul came under fire.

“Just relying on one person is not the way that the system is supposed to work,” said parent Richard Brown.

The Long Beach board of alderman ultimately decided not to take action against the popular rec director. But what has changed, is some of its policies.

Since the incident the city of Long Beach pays a firm to conduct national background searches. In the past, only local searches were completed.

Like neighboring Gulfport, the city of Long Beach will also follow the National recreation and Park Association’s guidelines when selecting volunteers.

As for this case, the mayor says he hopes the city can move forward in making sure it never happens again.

Edward Yancey is still in the Harrison County Jail. His bail is set at 1-million dollars.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Roberto Caragol – Child Molesting Swim Coach BUSTED

During an interview, Caragol told agents he has had sexual encounters
with underage boys since 2001


An award-winning swim coach at a prestigious Broward County school has been arrested on child pornography charges.

According to the office of U.S. State Attorney R. Alexander Acosta, 35-year-old Roberto Caragol, an assistant swim coach at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, has been charged with possessing child pornography.

Authorities said America Online gave law enforcement officials a tip that Caragol allegedly distributed child pornography on the Web.

When the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers examined Caragol’s computer, the state attorney’s office said, they found 40 pornographic images of boys under 18 years old.

Investigators said Caragol not only admitted to sending and receiving the pornographic images but that he also confessed to having sex with underage children

In a statement released Wednesday, the Pine Crest School said that Caragol was placed on administrative suspension.

“This is a difficult time for all of us at Pine Crest School. We have taken great care in responding to this situation and communicating with students, faculty and families,” the statement said. “We are fully committed to providing a secure and safe environment for every member of our school community.”

Students and parents at the school heard about the charges on Wednesday morning, after Caragol appeared before a federal judge.

“I didn’t know he was capable of doing something like this,” said Jessica Kazmin, who is on the school’s swim team.

Kazmin said she had no idea Caragol had been under investigation for several months by BSO and federal agents.

“He was just our coach. He was just another part of the Pine Crest swimming family. We never assumed anything,” Kazmin said.

Students at Pine Crest said the swim team was shocked when they read the news on the Internet on Wednesday.

“They were looking at it and the proctor let them use the main computer, so word spread pretty quickly. Everybody was checking it out on the Internet. It was pretty nuts,” said student Wyatt Zeller.

Before he worked for Pine Crest, Caragol coached at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, where he guided the boys’ swim team to a state championship in 2006.

Investigators said they want to know if Caragol might have victimized any of his former students or swim team members. They said anyone with information should contact the Broward Sheriff’s Office or the U.S. Attorney General’s Office in Fort Lauderdale.

Roberto Caragol – Child Molesting Swim Coach BUSTED

During an interview, Caragol told agents he has had sexual encounters
with underage boys since 2001


An award-winning swim coach at a prestigious Broward County school has been arrested on child pornography charges.

According to the office of U.S. State Attorney R. Alexander Acosta, 35-year-old Roberto Caragol, an assistant swim coach at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, has been charged with possessing child pornography.

Authorities said America Online gave law enforcement officials a tip that Caragol allegedly distributed child pornography on the Web.

When the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers examined Caragol’s computer, the state attorney’s office said, they found 40 pornographic images of boys under 18 years old.

Investigators said Caragol not only admitted to sending and receiving the pornographic images but that he also confessed to having sex with underage children

In a statement released Wednesday, the Pine Crest School said that Caragol was placed on administrative suspension.

“This is a difficult time for all of us at Pine Crest School. We have taken great care in responding to this situation and communicating with students, faculty and families,” the statement said. “We are fully committed to providing a secure and safe environment for every member of our school community.”

Students and parents at the school heard about the charges on Wednesday morning, after Caragol appeared before a federal judge.

“I didn’t know he was capable of doing something like this,” said Jessica Kazmin, who is on the school’s swim team.

Kazmin said she had no idea Caragol had been under investigation for several months by BSO and federal agents.

“He was just our coach. He was just another part of the Pine Crest swimming family. We never assumed anything,” Kazmin said.

Students at Pine Crest said the swim team was shocked when they read the news on the Internet on Wednesday.

“They were looking at it and the proctor let them use the main computer, so word spread pretty quickly. Everybody was checking it out on the Internet. It was pretty nuts,” said student Wyatt Zeller.

Before he worked for Pine Crest, Caragol coached at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, where he guided the boys’ swim team to a state championship in 2006.

Investigators said they want to know if Caragol might have victimized any of his former students or swim team members. They said anyone with information should contact the Broward Sheriff’s Office or the U.S. Attorney General’s Office in Fort Lauderdale.

Bruce Williams – Repeat Sex Offender – committed

Williams was convicted in 1975 for indecent behavior with a 13-year-old girl, in 1987 of attempted sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl, in 1988 for second-degree sexual assault of a woman at a restaurant, and in 1995 for sexual conduct with a 7-year-old boy.

Bruce Williams, 52, of Madison, was found to be a sexual predator this week by a Dane County Jury and was committed for treatment by Dane County Circuit Court Judge C. William Foust.

Williams was convicted several times for sexual assaults and attempted sexual assaults in Dane County, and evidence at this week’s four-day trial showed Williams is a pedophile and is predisposed to engage in acts of sexual violence.

Under Wisconsin law he can now be held for treatment until he is no longer deemed a sexually violent person, and can be kept in treatment for the rest of his life.

Williams was convicted in 1975 for indecent behavior with a 13-year-old girl, in 1987 of attempted sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl, in 1988 for second-degree sexual assault of a woman at a restaurant, and in 1995 for sexual conduct with a 7-year-old boy.

As Williams was ending his prison term in 2005, the state moved to have him declared a sexual predator and a jury agreed this week that he was.

Questions about Williams mental competency delayed the case in getting to trial.

Wisconsin law allow a person to be declared a sexually violent person if he has previously engaged in sexually violent acts and has a mental disease which predisposes him to engage in further sexually violent acts.

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