Walter Earl Taylor – Repeat Sex Offender – Baby Raper busted by DNA


BOYNTON BEACH – A sex offender who served almost 14 years for raping a child was arrested this morning, accused of raping another child more than 25 years ago, police said.

Authorities in Lake City arrested Walter Earl Taylor about 8 a.m. after DNA tests confirmed that he sexually battered his 3-year-old Boynton Beach neighbor on Sept. 28, 1983, police said.

Boynton Beach police will extradite him to Palm Beach County, where he will be charged with sexual battery on a minor. Taylor, 39, who now lives in Lake City, was 14 at the time of the rape. The 3-year-old could not describe the attack to police, and while investigators collected evidence, they had no suspects.

Twenty-five years went by until crime scene technician Rob Eichorst ran across the unsolved case while pouring through the agency’s cold cases. Last January, he examined the child’s clothing under a forensic light, technology the department did not have in 1983, police said.

Eichorst was attending a crime scene technician school in Quantico, Va., and was not immediately available.

However, Detective Astrel Labbe wrote in his arrest report: “Stains were located on the front of the child’s shirt and … pants. The stains tested positive for the presence of semen.”

Investigators asked the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office DNA lab to analyze the semen. However, because of a backlog in cases, the evidence was not sent for analysis until March.

Last week, Sheriff’s Office lab officials told Boynton Beach authorities they got a hit matching the semen found on the clothing.

“The match was to … Walter Earl Taylor,” Labbe wrote. “My investigation revealed that [Taylor] was living next to the victim at the time of the crime.”

Taylor is a registered sex offender, police said.

In July 1987, a judge sentenced him to 30 years for the March 15, 1986, rape of a child in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Department of Corrections website. He was released from the Columbia Correctional Facility in March 2001 after serving 13 years and 8 months, DOC records show.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Barry Alan Wilson – Filthy Scumbag – Busted by DNA

A judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors had enough evidence to charge a man with kidnapping and sodomizing a 13-year-old boy who was walking home in Atascadero.

Barry Alan Wilson, 24, was held to answer to felony child molestation using force, sodomizing a child under age 14 and kidnapping to commit a sex crime.

The case is unique because it is one of a few in San Luis Obispo County solved through DNA collected from a defendant during a separate crime, then matched through a database, said prosecutors. Under Proposition 69, approved in 2004, anyone arrested on suspicion of a felony can be required to give a DNA sample.

Wilson sat in court Wednesday, shackled and hanging his head as Atascadero Police Department Detective Rochelle Hanson testified she was on duty around midnight Aug. 21, 2005, when she saw a young boy on the street after curfew.

“He said he had been sodomized … He was hysterical,” said Hanson, not identifying the boy because he is a minor and the purported victim of a sex crime.

“He told us that he had been at his grandmother’s house and was walking home late (that) night,” and he had gone to his cousin’s house and drank several beers, Hanson said.

While walking home on El Camino Real around 10:45 p.m., the boy said he saw Wilson across the street and thought he recognized him.

But after Wilson crossed the street, the youth realized that he didn’t know the man. Wilson allegedly made a sexual comment to the boy.

“(The boy) was picked up and thrown in the bushes,” Hanson said. “(Wilson) picked him up by the shoulders.”

The boy — who was about five feet tall and weighed 101 pounds — said Wilson pulled down his pants and orally copulated him. Wilson moved him farther into the bushes and sodomized him, the teen said.

Wilson then left, and the boy walked to Vons to use the restroom, Hanson said.

The crime went unsolved until this year, when the state Department of Justice sent police a letter explaining technicians had matched DNA from Wilson to semen taken from the boy after the assault, Hanson said.

Hanson then interviewed Wilson at a Bakersfield rehabilitation center where he was living while on probation for unrelated crimes. He claimed the encounter with the boy was mutual, but said he went too far and thought the boy was 15 years old, Hanson said.

Wilson’s public defender Fred Foss said he plans to fight the case and objected in court to the kidnapping charge, calling it overkill, and later saying it carries a life sentence.

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

Warren McKeever – Repeat Sex Offender – DNA matched rapist

A very dangerous sexual predator is in police custody. Authorities arrested Warren McKeever on Monday in southeast Houston. The 51-year-old Alabama native faces two charges of sexual assault.

McKeever attempted to rape a twelve year old female in 1993


Warren McKeever was arrested in southeast Houston last week. Police say he stabbed and raped two women in two separate incidents. Police used blood from one scene to match to McKeever’s DNA.

McKeever has a long history of sexual assault dating back to a conviction in Alabama when he was just 19. He was released most recently from prison in August after having served five years for attacking a young woman with a knife.

McKeever is a registered sex offender in Alabama but it remains unclear to authorities if he needed to register here in Texas.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Warren McKeever – Repeat Sex Offender – DNA matched rapist

A very dangerous sexual predator is in police custody. Authorities arrested Warren McKeever on Monday in southeast Houston. The 51-year-old Alabama native faces two charges of sexual assault.

McKeever attempted to rape a twelve year old female in 1993


Warren McKeever was arrested in southeast Houston last week. Police say he stabbed and raped two women in two separate incidents. Police used blood from one scene to match to McKeever’s DNA.

McKeever has a long history of sexual assault dating back to a conviction in Alabama when he was just 19. He was released most recently from prison in August after having served five years for attacking a young woman with a knife.

McKeever is a registered sex offender in Alabama but it remains unclear to authorities if he needed to register here in Texas.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Roshard Cole – Repeat Sex Offender – Busted by DNA

State Police say an unexpected DNA hit solved a six-year-old cold case in Petersburg. Samuel Roshard Cole, 31, is charged him with rape, sodomy, abduction by force and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Cole will be arraigned today in General District Court.

A series of events and cooperative information sharing among multiple police agencies, an alert Petersburg Sheriff’s Office magistrate, the Sex Offender Registry, Department of Forensic Science and the DNA match led to Cole’s arrest, according to State Police.

Back in April, Cole, a resident Hopewell, had to appear before a Petersburg magistrate for a bond hearing on a contempt of court charge.

Looking at Cole’s criminal record, the magistrate suspected that he might be required to register on Virginia’s Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Cole didn’t only have a history of convictions for possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice and driving while drinking with an open container. In 1996, he was convicted on two accounts of sexual battery, but had never registered as a sex offender.

Recent legislation in Virginia requires all registered sex offenders to provide a DNA sample, which is analyzed and maintained by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.

Cole provided his sample in May.

State Police then forwarded the sample to DFS for analysis. Last month, Petersburg police were notified of a match between evidence from the 2002 crime scene and Cole’s DNA. Petersburg investigators had investigated the crime for more than a year after it happened, but had exhausted all possible leads.

When officers received the positive match, authorities were already looking for Cole because of forgery charges. Cole was finally arrested last week during a traffic stop. He is currently being held without bond at Riverside Regional Jail.

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

Roshard Cole – Repeat Sex Offender – Busted by DNA

State Police say an unexpected DNA hit solved a six-year-old cold case in Petersburg. Samuel Roshard Cole, 31, is charged him with rape, sodomy, abduction by force and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Cole will be arraigned today in General District Court.

A series of events and cooperative information sharing among multiple police agencies, an alert Petersburg Sheriff’s Office magistrate, the Sex Offender Registry, Department of Forensic Science and the DNA match led to Cole’s arrest, according to State Police.

Back in April, Cole, a resident Hopewell, had to appear before a Petersburg magistrate for a bond hearing on a contempt of court charge.

Looking at Cole’s criminal record, the magistrate suspected that he might be required to register on Virginia’s Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Cole didn’t only have a history of convictions for possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice and driving while drinking with an open container. In 1996, he was convicted on two accounts of sexual battery, but had never registered as a sex offender.

Recent legislation in Virginia requires all registered sex offenders to provide a DNA sample, which is analyzed and maintained by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.

Cole provided his sample in May.

State Police then forwarded the sample to DFS for analysis. Last month, Petersburg police were notified of a match between evidence from the 2002 crime scene and Cole’s DNA. Petersburg investigators had investigated the crime for more than a year after it happened, but had exhausted all possible leads.

When officers received the positive match, authorities were already looking for Cole because of forgery charges. Cole was finally arrested last week during a traffic stop. He is currently being held without bond at Riverside Regional Jail.

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

Roshard Cole – Repeat Sex Offender – Busted by DNA

State Police say an unexpected DNA hit solved a six-year-old cold case in Petersburg. Samuel Roshard Cole, 31, is charged him with rape, sodomy, abduction by force and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Cole will be arraigned today in General District Court.

A series of events and cooperative information sharing among multiple police agencies, an alert Petersburg Sheriff’s Office magistrate, the Sex Offender Registry, Department of Forensic Science and the DNA match led to Cole’s arrest, according to State Police.

Back in April, Cole, a resident Hopewell, had to appear before a Petersburg magistrate for a bond hearing on a contempt of court charge.

Looking at Cole’s criminal record, the magistrate suspected that he might be required to register on Virginia’s Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Cole didn’t only have a history of convictions for possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice and driving while drinking with an open container. In 1996, he was convicted on two accounts of sexual battery, but had never registered as a sex offender.

Recent legislation in Virginia requires all registered sex offenders to provide a DNA sample, which is analyzed and maintained by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.

Cole provided his sample in May.

State Police then forwarded the sample to DFS for analysis. Last month, Petersburg police were notified of a match between evidence from the 2002 crime scene and Cole’s DNA. Petersburg investigators had investigated the crime for more than a year after it happened, but had exhausted all possible leads.

When officers received the positive match, authorities were already looking for Cole because of forgery charges. Cole was finally arrested last week during a traffic stop. He is currently being held without bond at Riverside Regional Jail.

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

Alex James Crow – Sex Offender charged with murder


A Medford man charged with murdering an Evesham woman who had been missing since September 2005 was a sex offender whose DNA was required to be kept on record due to Megan’s Law, authorities said.

Alex James Crow, 32, of Oak Ridge was convicted in 1998 of endangering the welfare of a minor stemming from an incident with a juvenile in Cinnaminson. Details about the incident were not available but prosecutors said the conviction required him to register as a sex offender under New Jersey’s Megan’s Law.

Crow was convicted of violating the Megan’s Law requirements by failing to report his address to authorities in 1990, authorities said. He was also charged in 2006 with receiving stolen property after he was stopped in Medford driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

The prior convictions and arrests were announced during Crow’s first appearance in Superior Court this afternoon on a first-degree murder charge in the choking death of Evesham resident Marianne DeMartin.

During the hearing, First Assistant Prosecutor Ray Milavsky told the judge that Crow confessed to choking DeMartin to death during a burglary inside her Sagemore Drive home in Evesham. He then backed her body in the trunk of her car, waited in her home for several hours and drove to Pennsylvania, where he dumped it next to an abandoned warehouse.

Milavsky said prosecutors would seek a life sentence for Crow.

Judge John A. Almeida maintained Crow’s bail at $1 million. He remains lodged in Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly.

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Alex James Crow – Sex Offender charged with murder


A Medford man charged with murdering an Evesham woman who had been missing since September 2005 was a sex offender whose DNA was required to be kept on record due to Megan’s Law, authorities said.

Alex James Crow, 32, of Oak Ridge was convicted in 1998 of endangering the welfare of a minor stemming from an incident with a juvenile in Cinnaminson. Details about the incident were not available but prosecutors said the conviction required him to register as a sex offender under New Jersey’s Megan’s Law.

Crow was convicted of violating the Megan’s Law requirements by failing to report his address to authorities in 1990, authorities said. He was also charged in 2006 with receiving stolen property after he was stopped in Medford driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

The prior convictions and arrests were announced during Crow’s first appearance in Superior Court this afternoon on a first-degree murder charge in the choking death of Evesham resident Marianne DeMartin.

During the hearing, First Assistant Prosecutor Ray Milavsky told the judge that Crow confessed to choking DeMartin to death during a burglary inside her Sagemore Drive home in Evesham. He then backed her body in the trunk of her car, waited in her home for several hours and drove to Pennsylvania, where he dumped it next to an abandoned warehouse.

Milavsky said prosecutors would seek a life sentence for Crow.

Judge John A. Almeida maintained Crow’s bail at $1 million. He remains lodged in Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly.

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