Thomas S. Brulotte – Repeat Sex Offender – Repeat Baby Raper

A convicted sex offender was sentenced Friday to prison for molesting a 13-year-old girl — five years after molesting another girl at his wife’s day care facility.

Thomas S. Brulotte, 45, will serve a minimum of eight and a half years to life in prison. If he gets out, he’ll have to register as a sex offender and remain in community custody for sexually molesting the girl.

“It’s a good decision based on his record and our concern for community safety,” said Yakima County deputy prosecutor Patti Powers.

Brulotte was previously convicted of molesting a 9-year-old girl in 2002.

At that time, his wife provided day care to several children, including the victim.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Thomas S. Brulotte – Repeat Sex Offender – Repeat Baby Raper

A convicted sex offender was sentenced Friday to prison for molesting a 13-year-old girl — five years after molesting another girl at his wife’s day care facility.

Thomas S. Brulotte, 45, will serve a minimum of eight and a half years to life in prison. If he gets out, he’ll have to register as a sex offender and remain in community custody for sexually molesting the girl.

“It’s a good decision based on his record and our concern for community safety,” said Yakima County deputy prosecutor Patti Powers.

Brulotte was previously convicted of molesting a 9-year-old girl in 2002.

At that time, his wife provided day care to several children, including the victim.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Derrick Williams – Day Care Molestor

Twenty two year old Derrick Williams has been formally charged with two counts of child molestation and one count of sexual battery.

A judge set bond at $500,000.

Jones County Deputies believe Williams fondled three children at his mother’s daycare in Moselle. The daycare is called New Beginning’s.

The boys and girls were between 4 to 5 years old.

Deputies say the incidents happened between October 2008 to December 2008.

The children originally reported the event, and a further investigation was conducted.

As of now, the daycare is still open. His mother declined to comment.

Williams remains in the Jones County Adult Detention Center. He did not post bond.

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Derrick Williams – Day Care Molestor

Twenty two year old Derrick Williams has been formally charged with two counts of child molestation and one count of sexual battery.

A judge set bond at $500,000.

Jones County Deputies believe Williams fondled three children at his mother’s daycare in Moselle. The daycare is called New Beginning’s.

The boys and girls were between 4 to 5 years old.

Deputies say the incidents happened between October 2008 to December 2008.

The children originally reported the event, and a further investigation was conducted.

As of now, the daycare is still open. His mother declined to comment.

Williams remains in the Jones County Adult Detention Center. He did not post bond.

Published in: on December 19, 2008 at 2:37 am  Leave a Comment  

Travis Alan Smith – Compulsive Child Porn – Day Care Molestor

Twelve counts of possession of child pornography were filed last week against a Moore man, already facing charges of rape by instrumentation and lewd acts with a child filed April 25 in connection with the alleged molestation of a 6-year-old girl at a Moore home day care.

Travis Alan Smith, 24, is accused of uploading the child pornography on at least nine dates between Aug. 2 and Nov. 13.

According to Moore police, Smith allegedly opened an account with a photo sharing Web site, and was banned from the Web site after administrators found he violated their terms of service by uploading child pornography. The defendant then would re-open a different account with different e-mail addresses and screen names and upload more child pornography until he was banned again. Police said this went on at least nine times between Aug. 2 and Nov. 13.

Police served a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and reportedly found several images of child pornography on his computer hard drives.

Smith was arrested in April for allegedly having molested a girl on two separate occasions between May 2007 and February 2008.

According to police, Smith’s wife operated a day care out of the couple’s Moore home in the 1100 block of Elmhurst between May and November 2007, when the first incident occurred. The couple moved into the wife’s mother’s home in the 600 block of Emerwood in Moore sometime between November 2007 and February 2008, when the second incident is alleged to have happened. In both incidents, Smith is accused of waking the girl from a nap and molesting her.

Smith faces a Dec. 16 preliminary hearing conference in that matter.

At the time of his arrest last April, Smith allegedly admitted to police he’d downloaded child pornography on his mother-in-law’s computer while living with her in Moore. Smith’s mother-in-law reportedly gave detectives her consent to search the computer Smith had used, and a forensic examination of the computer revealed several images of child pornography.

An arrest warrant was issued for Smith, requesting he be held on $500,000 bond.

Lonny Cote – Repeat Sex Offender – Denial


Lonny Cote, a registered sex offender in Oklee, Minn., made his first court appearance Monday in state district court in Red Lake Falls, Minn., on charges of having sexual contact with a young girl in his mother’s home-based child care center in Oklee.

Because Cote, 53, is a registered predatory sex offender with three sexual crime convictions from 2000; he faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted, Red Lake County Attorney Daniel Geller said Tuesday.

Last summer, state social services officials closed Violet Cote’s child care center after the allegations against her son came to light.

Lonny Cote denies the charges and will mount an alibi defense showing he couldn’t have been at his mother’s home when the alleged victim was there, said his defense attorney, Kevin Duffy, Thief River Falls.

Geller charged Cote with three counts of second degree criminal sexual contact with a girl younger than 13, a statutory age limit in state law. She was one of the children in his mother’s home-based child care center.

Second-degree criminal sexual contact does not require sexual penetration, but typically is a charge used when a victim is quite young. The normal maximum sentence for the charge is 25 years in prison.

Duffy said the complaint alleges the sexual contact happened sometime between October of last year and April of this year. Cote was working for a farmer and denies ever going to his mother’s house during business hours, Duffy said, except one time to do an emergency fix on the furnace.

“We are comparing time lines,” Duffy said, and he said they show it is highly unlikely the contact between Cote and the girl could have occurred.

Cote often would visit his mother after business hours when no children were present to have dinner, which was OK under the terms of his probation, Duffy said.

Cote’s mother told the Herald last summer she closed her child care center after having her state license suspended and said her son had never hurt any of the children.

Geller said Cote was not a paid employee of the child care center.

Because of Cote’s criminal history, Geller said he designed the charges to carry a maximum sentence of life in prison

Cote also is fighting charges of probation violation in Norman County and will appear on one of them this morning in Ada, Minn., Duffy said.

Norman County officials allege that a year ago, Cote went to his mother’s home to fix her furnace during business hours when children were there, which violated conditions of his probation on three criminal sexual misconduct charges in 2000 in Norman County.

Norman County officials also allege that Cote failed this week to inform his Norman County probation officer that he had been released on bond in Crookston after his Monday court appearance in Red Lake Falls, Duffy said.

Duffy said Cote claims he went, on an emergency basis, to fix his elderly mother’s furnace a year ago and had no contact with any of the children in her center, Duffy said.

As far as this week’s allegations by Norman County officials of probation violation, Cote has witnesses who saw him call his probation officer this week and leave a message that he had bonded out of jail in Crookston on the Red Lake County charges, Duffy said.

Cote is scheduled to appear next in Red Lake County court Jan. 26.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Lonny Cote – Repeat Sex Offender – Denial


Lonny Cote, a registered sex offender in Oklee, Minn., made his first court appearance Monday in state district court in Red Lake Falls, Minn., on charges of having sexual contact with a young girl in his mother’s home-based child care center in Oklee.

Because Cote, 53, is a registered predatory sex offender with three sexual crime convictions from 2000; he faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted, Red Lake County Attorney Daniel Geller said Tuesday.

Last summer, state social services officials closed Violet Cote’s child care center after the allegations against her son came to light.

Lonny Cote denies the charges and will mount an alibi defense showing he couldn’t have been at his mother’s home when the alleged victim was there, said his defense attorney, Kevin Duffy, Thief River Falls.

Geller charged Cote with three counts of second degree criminal sexual contact with a girl younger than 13, a statutory age limit in state law. She was one of the children in his mother’s home-based child care center.

Second-degree criminal sexual contact does not require sexual penetration, but typically is a charge used when a victim is quite young. The normal maximum sentence for the charge is 25 years in prison.

Duffy said the complaint alleges the sexual contact happened sometime between October of last year and April of this year. Cote was working for a farmer and denies ever going to his mother’s house during business hours, Duffy said, except one time to do an emergency fix on the furnace.

“We are comparing time lines,” Duffy said, and he said they show it is highly unlikely the contact between Cote and the girl could have occurred.

Cote often would visit his mother after business hours when no children were present to have dinner, which was OK under the terms of his probation, Duffy said.

Cote’s mother told the Herald last summer she closed her child care center after having her state license suspended and said her son had never hurt any of the children.

Geller said Cote was not a paid employee of the child care center.

Because of Cote’s criminal history, Geller said he designed the charges to carry a maximum sentence of life in prison

Cote also is fighting charges of probation violation in Norman County and will appear on one of them this morning in Ada, Minn., Duffy said.

Norman County officials allege that a year ago, Cote went to his mother’s home to fix her furnace during business hours when children were there, which violated conditions of his probation on three criminal sexual misconduct charges in 2000 in Norman County.

Norman County officials also allege that Cote failed this week to inform his Norman County probation officer that he had been released on bond in Crookston after his Monday court appearance in Red Lake Falls, Duffy said.

Duffy said Cote claims he went, on an emergency basis, to fix his elderly mother’s furnace a year ago and had no contact with any of the children in her center, Duffy said.

As far as this week’s allegations by Norman County officials of probation violation, Cote has witnesses who saw him call his probation officer this week and leave a message that he had bonded out of jail in Crookston on the Red Lake County charges, Duffy said.

Cote is scheduled to appear next in Red Lake County court Jan. 26.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Lonny Cote – Repeat Sex Offender – Denial


Lonny Cote, a registered sex offender in Oklee, Minn., made his first court appearance Monday in state district court in Red Lake Falls, Minn., on charges of having sexual contact with a young girl in his mother’s home-based child care center in Oklee.

Because Cote, 53, is a registered predatory sex offender with three sexual crime convictions from 2000; he faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted, Red Lake County Attorney Daniel Geller said Tuesday.

Last summer, state social services officials closed Violet Cote’s child care center after the allegations against her son came to light.

Lonny Cote denies the charges and will mount an alibi defense showing he couldn’t have been at his mother’s home when the alleged victim was there, said his defense attorney, Kevin Duffy, Thief River Falls.

Geller charged Cote with three counts of second degree criminal sexual contact with a girl younger than 13, a statutory age limit in state law. She was one of the children in his mother’s home-based child care center.

Second-degree criminal sexual contact does not require sexual penetration, but typically is a charge used when a victim is quite young. The normal maximum sentence for the charge is 25 years in prison.

Duffy said the complaint alleges the sexual contact happened sometime between October of last year and April of this year. Cote was working for a farmer and denies ever going to his mother’s house during business hours, Duffy said, except one time to do an emergency fix on the furnace.

“We are comparing time lines,” Duffy said, and he said they show it is highly unlikely the contact between Cote and the girl could have occurred.

Cote often would visit his mother after business hours when no children were present to have dinner, which was OK under the terms of his probation, Duffy said.

Cote’s mother told the Herald last summer she closed her child care center after having her state license suspended and said her son had never hurt any of the children.

Geller said Cote was not a paid employee of the child care center.

Because of Cote’s criminal history, Geller said he designed the charges to carry a maximum sentence of life in prison

Cote also is fighting charges of probation violation in Norman County and will appear on one of them this morning in Ada, Minn., Duffy said.

Norman County officials allege that a year ago, Cote went to his mother’s home to fix her furnace during business hours when children were there, which violated conditions of his probation on three criminal sexual misconduct charges in 2000 in Norman County.

Norman County officials also allege that Cote failed this week to inform his Norman County probation officer that he had been released on bond in Crookston after his Monday court appearance in Red Lake Falls, Duffy said.

Duffy said Cote claims he went, on an emergency basis, to fix his elderly mother’s furnace a year ago and had no contact with any of the children in her center, Duffy said.

As far as this week’s allegations by Norman County officials of probation violation, Cote has witnesses who saw him call his probation officer this week and leave a message that he had bonded out of jail in Crookston on the Red Lake County charges, Duffy said.

Cote is scheduled to appear next in Red Lake County court Jan. 26.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Rodney Chism + Enabling Mother = Repeat Sex Offender

The son of a Shreveport day care owner is accused of sex crimes involving two youths. And she is charged with perjury.

Their arrests this week are the latest in an investigation into allegations of sexual assaults at Smart Start Learning Center Express.

Rodney Chism, 45, was booked Tuesday on two counts of molestation of a juvenile, said Lea Hall, of the Caddo district attorney’s office.

And his mother, Katherine Robbins, is accused of lying when questioned before a grand jury.

The warrant also charges Chism with one count each of aggravated rape, aggravated incest and aggravated oral sexual battery, according to the arrest report.

“I can tell you that both of the children from those counts had had contacts with the day care,” Hall said. “One of them was a child that was a customer and one was a family member.”

Chism, a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty in 1999 to carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and Robbins are named in secret indictments a Caddo grand jury returned in November.

Their arrests are the third and fourth in the case spawned by the indictment of Robbins’ son Darrell Chism, 36, in July on charges that he raped young family members. Those charges are unrelated to Smart Start.

On Sept. 17, the state pulled the license for the facility on Hearne Avenue because Robbins failed to perform background checks on all of her employees, among other things, authorities say. And the list of children she provided did not match the children who actually attended the facility.

And Robbins’ niece Tatanisha Kochinskey, 36, has been charge with tampering with evidence.

After the indictment, the state Social Services Department received an anonymous call alleging sexual abuse at the day care. That’s when Shreveport police and the Caddo district attorney’s office got involved. Both have since received numerous calls from parents whose children attended Smart Start.

The molestations began 14 years ago and occurred as recently as the arrest several months ago, authorities said.

It’s unknown whether the Chism brothers worked at the day care, but they did frequent the facility.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Rodney Chism + Enabling Mother = Repeat Sex Offender

The son of a Shreveport day care owner is accused of sex crimes involving two youths. And she is charged with perjury.

Their arrests this week are the latest in an investigation into allegations of sexual assaults at Smart Start Learning Center Express.

Rodney Chism, 45, was booked Tuesday on two counts of molestation of a juvenile, said Lea Hall, of the Caddo district attorney’s office.

And his mother, Katherine Robbins, is accused of lying when questioned before a grand jury.

The warrant also charges Chism with one count each of aggravated rape, aggravated incest and aggravated oral sexual battery, according to the arrest report.

“I can tell you that both of the children from those counts had had contacts with the day care,” Hall said. “One of them was a child that was a customer and one was a family member.”

Chism, a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty in 1999 to carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and Robbins are named in secret indictments a Caddo grand jury returned in November.

Their arrests are the third and fourth in the case spawned by the indictment of Robbins’ son Darrell Chism, 36, in July on charges that he raped young family members. Those charges are unrelated to Smart Start.

On Sept. 17, the state pulled the license for the facility on Hearne Avenue because Robbins failed to perform background checks on all of her employees, among other things, authorities say. And the list of children she provided did not match the children who actually attended the facility.

And Robbins’ niece Tatanisha Kochinskey, 36, has been charge with tampering with evidence.

After the indictment, the state Social Services Department received an anonymous call alleging sexual abuse at the day care. That’s when Shreveport police and the Caddo district attorney’s office got involved. Both have since received numerous calls from parents whose children attended Smart Start.

The molestations began 14 years ago and occurred as recently as the arrest several months ago, authorities said.

It’s unknown whether the Chism brothers worked at the day care, but they did frequent the facility.

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

………Sarah Tofte