Chester A. Stiles – Remorseless – Rationalizing Whining Pedophile – Gets Life

Convicted child molester Chester A. Stiles will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Stiles was sentenced to life in prison on 21 of 22 charges Friday after being convicted in March on 22 counts of lewdness and sexual assault with two little girls.

He will be eligible for parole in 140 years.

Stiles was convicted March 3 on 10 counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 14, 11 counts of sexual assault with a minor under 14, and one count of attempted sexual assault with a minor under 14 for sexually molesting two girls, ages 2 and 6, in 2003.

He received an additional eight to 20 years on the attempted sexual assault conviction. Stiles’ attorneys said they are planning an appeal.

Wearing a Clark County Detention Center shirt, blue pants, and bright orange socks and sandals, Stiles read a prepared statement. He criticized law enforcement, the prosecution and his defense, slamming his lawyers because “the truth was not considered as a viable defense strategy.”

He also criticized Nevada statutes that, he said, punish child abusers more harshly than murderers.

“I was convicted on 10 counts of lewdness with a minor, which carries 10 (years) to life, and 11 counts of sexual assault, which carries 20 to life. Twenty-one life sentences for a 12-minute videotape.

“I say this for my family, my son and the people who care about me — a 12-minute videotape that shows no use of force. No drugs, no violence or brutality. There are no tears, no threats, no blood. Indeed, a doctor could not find evidence of molestation and the child did not remember any event. Yet I’m to die in prison. So legislation dictates that a child’s virtue has more value than life itself.

“We see murderers getting a 10-year sentence in this town, while I incurred 21 life sentences for a non-violent act.”

Before District Court Judge Jennifer P. Togliatti handed down the sentence, Deputy District Attorney Mary Kay Holthus argued that the life sentences should be served consecutively.

“To me, what he has done — what he has put this family through, these children through, and quite frankly, all of society through — he should spend every year, every month, every week, every hour of every day that this court can give him behind bars,” she said. “And we should never have to worry if Mr. Stiles will get out and molest another child.”

Holthus said that although Stiles had mentioned incidents of rape and sexual abuse in his own childhood, that fact shouldn’t warrant sympathy.

“You know how bad it made you feel — why do you go on and do it? Why do you victimize other kids?” she said. “I don’t get how you come from that and end up being there.”

She read a letter in court from the mother of the youngest victim. The girl’s family was in the courtroom.

“My family has suffered greatly for the crime that has happened. Sleepless nights, worries, stress nightmares. I worry every day that she will remember what happened, and how that will affect her everyday life,” Holthus said while reading the woman’s letter. “This man has hurt my family so much, there are no words for it.”

Stiles videotaped himself molesting the toddler, who has no memory of what happened. That videotape was played for the jury during Stiles’ trial. Her case prompted a national manhunt after the tape was found in the desert in 2007 and police released images to identify the man and the child.

“Not only did he molest that 2-year-old, but he had to record it and memorialize it for all time. So it’s never going away — it will always exist and it isn’t something we can just imagine. It’s something that those of us who’ve had to see it, that we’ll never unseen,” Holthus said.

The other girl, now a young teenager, wasn’t videotaped and testified about the assault during the trial. She was not present Friday during sentencing.

Nineteen of the charges stemmed from acts on the tape. Three stemmed from the separate assault of the 6-year-old. The cases were tried together.

Stiles also faces federal charges of producing child pornography, which could carry a sentence of 15 to 30 years in federal prison. His federal trial was scheduled to begin earlier this month but was postponed until August.

Stacey Roundtree, one of Stiles’ public defenders, said the federal charges could be dropped in light of the sentences he received today. She said Stiles’ history of sexual abuse should be a factor in his sentencing.

“Punishing him as you would punish a serial killer is not appropriate in this case,” she said. “Mr. Stiles was in fact a victim of sexual abuse. It is a fact and it is a factor in this case. It isn’t anything that by any means Mr. Stiles wants the court to say is an excuse for a crime, but it is a mitigating circumstance that this court should consider.”

FACT: HE IS UTTERLY WITHOUT REMORSE

Before handing down the sentence, Togliatti called Stiles a “rationalizer and a self-pitier.”

Stiles has been in custody since he was arrested during a routine traffic stop in Henderson in October 2007.

“He should spend every minute of every day behind bars so society will never have to worry about him getting out and molesting another child,” Holthus said.

Ralph Hawker – Repeat Sex Offender – Pedophile Blame Gamer held in Civil Commitment

As the hearing came to a close, he took his lawyer’s advice and told the judge he would not testify on his own behalf.

Then he leaned over and whispered to Berry. Because he is almost deaf, his words were audible to everyone in the courtroom: “If I don’t go home, it’s your fault.”

He’s the state’s oldest living sexually violent predator, but who is the real Ralph Hawker?

To some, he’s an infirm World War II veteran who will turn 90 in September and uses a wheelchair because of the effects of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, thyroid and heart disease.

To others, he is a pedophile who, despite his age, would continue to prey on young boys if given the opportunity.

“I don’t think anybody’s concerned about [Hawker] putting on his Nikes and running down the street chasing kids,” Palm Beach Circuit Judge Chuck Burton said at a court hearing May 18 to decide whether the convicted pedophile should be released from a civil commitment center where he has been locked up since 2000.

“But he’s stubborn as hell,” Burton said. “What do you do with somebody with an attitude like that?”

You leave him in Arcadia’s Florida Civil Commitment Center, Burton ruled Thursday.

“If he were in the company of a young teenage boy whom he deemed to be consenting to sexual activity, this Court has no doubt that Hawker would offer sexual gratification to the boy,” Burton wrote in his order. “He sees nothing wrong with it as long as the child had participated in some type of sexual activity previously.”

In 1988, Hawker was sentenced to 10 years of probation for molesting two pre-teen boys, one of them a relative.

Just before the sentence ended, Hawker violated the terms of his probation by being in the company of an unsupervised minor. He was imprisoned.

As his 2000 release date approached, the state began proceedings to have Hawker committed under Florida’s Jimmy Ryce Act. Since 1999, the Ryce Act has allowed the indefinite civil commitment of sex offenders after they have completed their prison terms.

In 2005, a Palm Beach County jury found Hawker to be a sexually violent predator — the required designation to commit someone to the center. He has been locked up there since then.

He is one of 677 residents at the center, according to state Department of Children & Families. He is the oldest resident, one of 25 men age 70 or older.

In a written statement to the Sun Sentinel, a facility spokesman said the center can accommodate its elderly residents, who are scattered among the general population.

Officials at the facility are considering developing a 20-bed unit for elderly residents with medical challenges, a criterion Hawker meets.

Assistant Public Defender Scott Berry and a Punta Gorda psychiatrist told the judge that although Hawker still might think sex between men and “consenting” young boys is acceptable, he is no longer physically able to act on his urges.

“A person in Mr. Hawker’s state should already be dead,” Berry argued, citing his client’s health problems.

However, prosecutor Robert Jaegers and a forensic psychologist disagreed. They said Hawker was cited with performing oral sex on another man in 2006.

According to testimony, Hawker has refused any sex offender treatment in the nine years he has been at the facility.

“He seems to think he should get a pass on all this behavior because he’s old,” psychologist Amy Swan testified.

Hawker wanted to move in with friends in South Carolina.

As the hearing came to a close, he took his lawyer’s advice and told the judge he would not testify on his own behalf.

Then he leaned over and whispered to Berry. Because he is almost deaf, his words were audible to everyone in the courtroom: “If I don’t go home, it’s your fault.”

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

Chester Arthur Stiles – Baby Raper Trial to begin

He refers to himself as “a monster” with “no defense” facing “forever” in prison “for a crime that happened once.”

“No weapon was used; no drugs, no violence, no blood, no tears, no threats,” he said in one of his letters, with an apparent reference to the younger girl having “no memory of it.”

“Coercion used for some touching, and they have turned it into the crime of the century,” he wrote.


The same graphic video that helped end a frantic manhunt for a man accused of taping himself while he molested a 2-year-old girl will be the key piece of evidence in his trial.

Chester Arthur Stiles, who also is accused of molesting a 6-year-old, faces 22 felony charges, including 21 that carry a life sentence.

The haunting video hasn’t been shown publicly, but authorities took photo images of the girl and a man’s face from it and distributed them to the media to help find the child and her attacker during a two-week nationwide search.

“You like that? Feel good?” Stiles asks the toddler in the video, according to a Las Vegas police report filed after Stiles was arrested on Oct. 15, 2007, in Henderson. Police said Stiles can be seen adjusting the camera as he sexually assaults the child.

Stiles, 38, is on trial in Las Vegas on charges he sexually assaulted the two girls in 2003. Jury selection began Tuesday and is expected to take several days.

Stiles has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of sexual assault with a minor under 14 years of age, 10 counts of lewdness with a child under 14, and one charge of attempted sexual assault with a minor under 14.

“I’m done,” Stiles wrote in letters to his girlfriend from the Clark County jail, where he has been held for the past 16 months. He refers to himself as “a monster” with “no defense” facing “forever” in prison “for a crime that happened once.”

“No weapon was used; no drugs, no violence, no blood, no tears, no threats,” he said in one of his letters, with an apparent reference to the younger girl having “no memory of it.”

“Coercion used for some touching, and they have turned it into the crime of the century,” he wrote.

Stiles waived a preliminary hearing, which spared the young girls from having to testify. But after he pleaded not guilty, his defense lawyers fought to edit the letters before they are shown to the jury.

His lawyers also plan to challenge the authenticity of the videotape and raise questions about the way it came into the hands of sheriff’s deputies in the nearby desert town of Pahrump.

“This is by no means an open-and-shut case,” insisted Stacey Roundtree, a deputy public defender who represents Stiles. “The jury will find that they really cannot trust what they see.”

No decision has been made about whether Stiles will testify, Roundtree said.

His lawyers also plan to challenge the memory of the older girl, who now lives with her mother in Washington state and is due to take the witness stand. There is no video of her alleged attack.

The case burst onto the public scene in late summer 2007 when sheriff’s deputies say 26-year-old Darren Tuck gave them a videotape that he said he found about five months earlier, wrapped in a plastic bag beneath a piece of wood in a desert lot about 60 miles west of Las Vegas. Tuck later pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct a public officer.

Sheriff’s investigators say they were initially unable to identify the man or the child pictured in the video.

“We were getting kind of desperate. We didn’t know where she was, or whether she was alive,” Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo said, recalling why he made the unusual decision to distribute images of a sexual assault victim.

“We felt she was still in danger,” DeMeo said.

It didn’t take long before a Las Vegas woman saw the image of the child on television and called the girl’s mother. The child was found safe in Las Vegas, and police say the mother identified the bedroom where the video was filmed. She told police that she and her daughter had moved from the apartment in late 2003.

Authorities don’t plan to call the little girl to testify. Prosecutors say the images will speak for themselves.

A lawyer for the girl’s mother says the child, now 8, doesn’t remember the alleged assault.

“She’s just a normal, happy kid — a rambunctious kid at that,” lawyer Jerry Donahue said. “She can’t testify. She’s got nothing really to say.”

The mother has not spoken publicly about the case. Donahue said she was “trying to remain as anonymous as she can for as long as she can” and was trying to protect her daughter’s identity.

“She knows she’s going to have to testify,” Donahue said of the single mother. “She’s not looking forward to it. They’ve told her to expect a pretty thorough and difficult cross examination.”

After Stiles was identified as the man in the video, authorities said he also was sought on a warrant issued in April 2006 on a charge of lewdness with a child under age 14.

That case stemmed from a 6-year-old girl’s report in December 2003 that Stiles kissed and fondled her while he was staying the night at her home. The girl referred to Stiles as her boyfriend, police said.

Stiles was in the home visiting his girlfriend, who had been given shelter by the 6-year-old’s parents after losing a job, police said.

No Remorse = No Mercy

Texas Voices claims it’s easy to invade the privacy of victims

From her two-story suburban home north of Austin, Jan Fewell, 50, searches for sex abuse victims in order to help their perpetrators.

“Do you know a man named Stephen Fisher?” she asked into her cell phone. “Do you still keep in touch with him? You do? Was it consensual sex or was it rape?”

She had just phoned a now 23-year-old mother of two. Combing through court records, Fewell learned that the woman, at age 13, had had sex with Fisher, a man five years her senior. Fewell wanted to know if the woman, who had refused to help prosecutors a decade ago, would be willing to help her group.

In a later interview, the woman said she regularly visits the man in prison, is raising the two children he fathered with her and counting the days until his release. Yes, she would be receptive to helping the group.

“That was so easy!” Fewell exclaimed after the call ended.

Texas Voices claims it’s easy to invade the privacy of victims

From her two-story suburban home north of Austin, Jan Fewell, 50, searches for sex abuse victims in order to help their perpetrators.

“Do you know a man named Stephen Fisher?” she asked into her cell phone. “Do you still keep in touch with him? You do? Was it consensual sex or was it rape?”

She had just phoned a now 23-year-old mother of two. Combing through court records, Fewell learned that the woman, at age 13, had had sex with Fisher, a man five years her senior. Fewell wanted to know if the woman, who had refused to help prosecutors a decade ago, would be willing to help her group.

In a later interview, the woman said she regularly visits the man in prison, is raising the two children he fathered with her and counting the days until his release. Yes, she would be receptive to helping the group.

“That was so easy!” Fewell exclaimed after the call ended.

Texas Voices claims it’s easy to invade the privacy of victims

From her two-story suburban home north of Austin, Jan Fewell, 50, searches for sex abuse victims in order to help their perpetrators.

“Do you know a man named Stephen Fisher?” she asked into her cell phone. “Do you still keep in touch with him? You do? Was it consensual sex or was it rape?”

She had just phoned a now 23-year-old mother of two. Combing through court records, Fewell learned that the woman, at age 13, had had sex with Fisher, a man five years her senior. Fewell wanted to know if the woman, who had refused to help prosecutors a decade ago, would be willing to help her group.

In a later interview, the woman said she regularly visits the man in prison, is raising the two children he fathered with her and counting the days until his release. Yes, she would be receptive to helping the group.

“That was so easy!” Fewell exclaimed after the call ended.

Alan B. Corbin – Child Molester

MOUNT PLEASANT — A Mount Pleasant man is staring at a lengthy prison term under sentencing guidelines prescribed under Michigan’s version of “Jessica’s Law.”

A jury deliberated for 90 minutes before returning guilty verdicts against Alan B. Corbin, the 46-year-old Mount Pleasant man charged with sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl.

The jury convicted Corbin on all five counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and five counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct related to abuse that occurred in 2006 and 2007, said Isabella County Prosecutor Larry J. Burdick.

First-degree sexual abuse involves penetration while second-degree involves touching.
“During the three-day trial, the prosecution presented not only the testimony of the victim, but that of three other witnesses who testified as to sexual assaults by Corbin against them,” Burdick said. “These assaults began as long as 26 years ago in Tennessee.”

Burdick brought in witnesses from Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

“Jurors also heard a videotaped statement made by Corbin to police, in which he admitted sexual contact with the victims,” the prosecutor said. “He indicated that he knew it was wrong but that the victims, in his opinion, initiated the contact.”

Corbin’s victims were 6 to 10 years old at the time of the attacks.

Corbin, formerly a physician’s assistant in Mount Pleasant and a Central Michigan University faculty member, must return to Isabella County Trial Court for sentencing at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 7.

Each first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges carries a penalty of up to life in prison. Each second-degree charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 15 years behind bars.

“Because several of the convictions for first-degree criminal sexual conduct involve assaults which occurred in 2007, the penalty to be applied to those convictions mandate a minimum sentence of at least 25 years in prison,” Burdick said.

The mandatory minimum sentence results from the passage of Public Act 169 in 2006, which was part of a nationwide legislative response to serious crimes committed against children, commonly known as Jessica’s Law.

To date, 33 states have enacted some form of the law named for Jessica Marie Lundsford, the 9-year-old Florida girl whom John Evander Couey, a 46-year-old convicted sex offender, abducted and killed in 2005.

In commenting on the verdict, Burdick acknowledged the courage of the victims “who endured the daunting experience of testifying in court about their abuse.”

He also mentioned the hard work of Sheriff’s Detective Dan Denslow, who launched the investigation in June, and Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Risa Scully, who supervised the case and prosecuted Corbin.

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Alan B. Corbin – Child Molester

MOUNT PLEASANT — A Mount Pleasant man is staring at a lengthy prison term under sentencing guidelines prescribed under Michigan’s version of “Jessica’s Law.”

A jury deliberated for 90 minutes before returning guilty verdicts against Alan B. Corbin, the 46-year-old Mount Pleasant man charged with sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl.

The jury convicted Corbin on all five counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and five counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct related to abuse that occurred in 2006 and 2007, said Isabella County Prosecutor Larry J. Burdick.

First-degree sexual abuse involves penetration while second-degree involves touching.
“During the three-day trial, the prosecution presented not only the testimony of the victim, but that of three other witnesses who testified as to sexual assaults by Corbin against them,” Burdick said. “These assaults began as long as 26 years ago in Tennessee.”

Burdick brought in witnesses from Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

“Jurors also heard a videotaped statement made by Corbin to police, in which he admitted sexual contact with the victims,” the prosecutor said. “He indicated that he knew it was wrong but that the victims, in his opinion, initiated the contact.”

Corbin’s victims were 6 to 10 years old at the time of the attacks.

Corbin, formerly a physician’s assistant in Mount Pleasant and a Central Michigan University faculty member, must return to Isabella County Trial Court for sentencing at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 7.

Each first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges carries a penalty of up to life in prison. Each second-degree charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 15 years behind bars.

“Because several of the convictions for first-degree criminal sexual conduct involve assaults which occurred in 2007, the penalty to be applied to those convictions mandate a minimum sentence of at least 25 years in prison,” Burdick said.

The mandatory minimum sentence results from the passage of Public Act 169 in 2006, which was part of a nationwide legislative response to serious crimes committed against children, commonly known as Jessica’s Law.

To date, 33 states have enacted some form of the law named for Jessica Marie Lundsford, the 9-year-old Florida girl whom John Evander Couey, a 46-year-old convicted sex offender, abducted and killed in 2005.

In commenting on the verdict, Burdick acknowledged the courage of the victims “who endured the daunting experience of testifying in court about their abuse.”

He also mentioned the hard work of Sheriff’s Detective Dan Denslow, who launched the investigation in June, and Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Risa Scully, who supervised the case and prosecuted Corbin.

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David Bay – Cognitively Distorted Child Predator

WAUPACA — A 59-year-old man a prosecutor said was grooming a 15-year-old girl for sex — and who took several photos of her naked — will serve three years in prison.

The three years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision Waupaca County Circuit Judge Ray Huber ordered for David Bay is a fraction of the sentence of 30 years in prison and 20 years of extended supervision requested by Assistant Dist. Atty. Brenda Freeman.

However, it was more than the probation and counseling requested by Bay’s family.

Bay, of Glidden in Ashland County, was arrested lurking around the victim’s home in Clintonville. He was sentenced Tuesday on five counts of possession of child pornography.

He had faced up to 45 years in prison and 40 years of extended supervision, but 16 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of carrying a concealed weapon were dismissed and read into the record in a plea agreement.

Huber also sentenced Bay to 13 years of probation running at the same time as the prison sentence. He ordered Bay to register as a sex offender, participate in sex offender counseling and have no unsupervised contact with anyone under 18.

“He has been, from all indications, a stable member of the community and a productive member of the community,” Huber said, but prison is warranted because of his “distorted thinking,” his “complete lack of understanding or the consequences” of the incident and his “lack of insight.”


Bay sobbed throughout the 75-minute hearing.

CRY BABY

“I made a wrong turn in the road and I apologize to everyone,” Bay said.

He has refused to accept blame for the acts, however, and laughed and joked with the writer of the presentence investigation and with a psychologist who interviewed him, Freeman said.

Freeman said Bay claimed he and the girl had an “ongoing sexual relationship.”
The only reason the relationship was not consummated, Freeman said, was “he got caught.”

Defense attorney Kevin Musolf said Bay had a good work record, has been married for nearly 37 years, was a good father and had no alcohol or drug abuse problems.

“There is nothing but positive things to say about Mr. Bay,” he said. “Everything is in his favor. There is no reason to put him in prison other than punishment.”

Kenneth Cooke – The 4 year old enticed me!

A Calgary man convicted of molesting a four-year-old Illinois girl blamed the child for acting sexually provocative toward him, before a judge sentenced him Friday to three years in prison.

Kenneth Cooke, a 73-year-old retired pastor, told Judge Joseph Condon in a U.S. courtroom he tried to avoid the encounters.

“On a couple of times, I thought I was being sexually harassed. I think there is psychological evidence today that children, even in their younger years, could become interested in sex,” Cooke told the judge, according to the Northwest Herald newspaper.

“He is not accepting responsibility for his actions. He could have gotten probation on this. But the judge said to give probation would deprecate the seriousness of the offence,” said Sharyl Eisenstein, an assistant McHenry County state’s attorney.

During the hour-long sentencing hearing, Cooke expressed remorse and said he was misrepresented and misunderstood, the Northwest Herald reported.

“I never touched that child in an inappropriate manner,” Cooke said.

Cooke said he pleaded guilty because of his ailing health.

“My family felt I’d have a nervous breakdown or heart attack, so I had no other choice.”

Cooke is being sent to Joliet Correctional Center in Illinois, the McHenry County Circuit Court clerk’s office has confirmed.

Cooke faced seven years in prison for pleading guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under 13, said the clerk’s office.

Now, with good behaviour, he would only have to serve half his sentence, or 18 months in prison.

Cooke molested the child while visiting the community of Lake in the Hills in June 2003. He reportedly met the child while one of his relatives was caring for her.

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