Selvyn Morales-Quintana – Repeat Sex Offender – Deported and sneaks back in with a new sex crime

A Guatemalan deported after serving time for a sex offense was arrested yesterday after illegally returning to the U.S., police said.

Selvyn Morales-Quintana, 28, also is a suspect in the statutory rape of a girl after he returned, Ramapo police said.

Federal authorities charged Morales-Quintana with illegal re-entry into the country after deportation, Ramapo Detective Lt. Brad Weidel said.

Ramapo police plan to charge him with not telling police where he was living as a registered sex offender, Weidel said. Under state law, a sex offender must report his address to the local police department.

Weidel said Morales-Quintana also is a suspect in a statutory rape case involving a girl younger than 14 in September 2007, when he would have been living in the U.S. illegally.

Morales-Quintana was convicted in Rockland in 2006 of second-degree sexual abuse after an incident in Spring Valley, Weidel said. He was indicted in September 2005, accused of burglarizing a house and sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl while she slept. He was living on Second Avenue in Nanuet at the time.

Morales-Quintana served about a year behind bars, then was deported to Guatemala in November 2006. He returned to the U.S. either in late 2006 or 2007, Weidel said.

“He snuck back into the country and is a suspect in a similar statutory rape case,” Weidel said.

Weidel said Ramapo detectives had been working with federal authorities since the 2007 incident to try to find Morales-Quintana.

Detectives got a recent tip that he was living in Ramapo, which led them to 4 Homer Lee Ave. in Spring Valley, Weidel said.

Morales-Quintana was arrested at his residence by Ramapo police and federal agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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

Tom Haney Vance II – Repeat Sex Offender – Can’t keep his hands to himself


A once-convicted sex offender is now going back to prison after admitting that he sexually abused a pair of young girls. Another 15 years of jail time awaits 35-year-old Tom Haney Vance, II.

In handing down the sentence Wednesday afternoon, a Waynesboro judge called Vance an “absolute danger to society.”

Vance was accused of molesting a pair of 10-year-old year girl at a house on Arch Avenue last fall. He reportedly told police he couldn’t help himself. Vance, already a convicted sex offender, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

Wednesday he was sentenced to just under 14 years in prison for those convictions. Waynesboro Judge Humes Franklin added another year and a half for Vance violating his probation.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Weidner stated, “The judge is really hard on sex offenders. And, he expressed his opinion today that he felt that this guy was a danger to society and had no place among civilized people.”

Vance’s previous convictions date back to 1995, forcible sodomy in Tazewell county. He’s also been found guilty three times for failing to register as a sex offender.

Waynesboro Judge Humes Franklin told Vance he’ll make sure his court file includes a note urging that the maximum jail time be handed down if Vance is ever convicted again.

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

………Sarah Tofte

David Wayne Phillips – Repeat Sex Offender – Charged with Rape of Child – and More


A preliminary hearing has been set for a man who faces sexual charges involving two children.

David Wayne Phillips, 43, will appear in General Sessions court on July 31, when he could be bound over to the Bedford County grand jury.

Phillips is charged with rape of a child, two counts of aggravated sexual battery and four violations of the sex offender registry and is being held under a bond of $760,000.

Bedford County investigators had been searching for Phillips since December of last year after he allegedly failed to report in, as he was required to do four times a year as a registered sex offender.

According to Detective Becky Hord, Phillips was added to the offender registry in 2004 for two counts of sexual battery and one count of aggravated sexual battery involving minors that occurred in Marshall County.

Warrants filed by Hord claim that in February of this year while Phillips was working for a local trucking firm, he allegedly allowed a child to ride in the truck.

While the child was in the vehicle, Phillips allegedly committed two sexual acts leading to the charges of rape of a child.

The two counts of aggravated sexual battery stem from alleged incidents involving two children in Shelbyville in which Phillips is charged with touching the pair.

The four counts of violating the sex offender registry are due to his allegedly failing to report changes of living arrangements, providing false information about his whereabouts and violating his residential restrictions by living with two children.

Phillips was picked up in Mississippi on the warrants at the end of March, was held there for nearly a week and then transported to Bedford County, where he made bond.

Phillips then allegedly gave Hord another address in Shelbyville, which the detective said was also false. But then Hord said she got a call from a Bedford County parent who believed that Phillips may have “done something to my children.”

The parent told Hord that Phillips had stayed with the family “and kept my children for me.” Hord also stated that the parent had “no idea” that the children were in any danger.

Hord interviewed the children and learned that Phillips would allegedly take the children for rides in the truck he drove and even rented a hotel room in Shelbyville to stay with the kids, “but nothing happened there,” Hord said.

However, the children did tell Hord about other incidents and the detective said that when Phillips was confronted with the accusations made by the children, he allegedly wrote a three-page confession.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Ricky Melvin Helton – Repeat Sex Offender – The Definition of a Predator = Ricky Melvin Helton


A Sullivan County grand jury on Wednesday handed down indictments against a violent sex offender accused of fondling a 10-year-old girl while living in her home.

The grand jury indicted Ricky Melvin Helton, 42, 940 Chadwick Drive, Apt. 4, on two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one violation of the Tennessee Sexual Offender registry.

Kingsport Police arrested Helton in January. His charges stem from allegations of incidents that occurred in early 2007.

At that time, Helton was living in a home where the victim also resided, even though the Tennessee Sexual Offender Registry barred him from living with a minor.

Helton registered as a sex offender following a June 9, 1993 conviction in Florida for lewd and lascivious acts on a minor, according to the indictment.

Helton lived with the victim’s family for about six months or so, said Kingsport Police Department Detective Melanie Adkins. The girl’s family apparently had no idea of their house guest’s background, she added.

A Department of Children’s Services referral prompted the investigation in late 2008, Adkins said.

Helton remains jailed in the Sullivan County Detention Center in lieu of a $150,000 bond.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Burl Richardson – Repeat Sex Offender – Guilty of Repeat Perversions

A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty in Douglas County, Colo., to sex crimes involving someone he thought was a child.

Burl Richardson had pleaded guilty last month to felony charges of sexual exploitation and attempted sexual assault on a child.

He was sentenced this week.

An investigation by an Internet Crimes Against Children task force led to Richardson’s arrest in July 2008 in Shamokin, Pa. Authorities say he had made contact online with an undercover Parker police detective who was posing as a 13-year-old child.

Richardson was wanted on a nationwide warrant for failing to register as a sex offender in an unrelated case at the time of his arrest.

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

Clyde E. Haidle – Repeat Sex Offender – Raped 11 year old after failing to register

A Squirrel Hill man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in Greenfield likely should have registered as a sex offender in Pennsylvania because he spent 12 years in an Oklahoma prison for sexual assaults, police said Tuesday.

Clyde E. Haidle, 46, faces a preliminary hearing today in Pittsburgh Municipal Court on charges he grabbed a girl walking home from school last week and assaulted her in an abandoned home on Ivondale Street.

Eddie Wyant, the district attorney for Ottawa County, Okla., said at least one of Haidle’s victims in the mid-1980s was younger than 16. Haidle served two stints in Oklahoma prisons between 1986 and 1999 for convictions of rape, robbery, concealing stolen property, attempted rape and sodomy, an Oklahoma prison official said.

Despite his convictions he did not register as a sex offender in either state.

Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law requires people convicted of sex crimes to register with Pennsylvania State Police, which publishes names on a Web site. Oklahoma requires people to register as sex offenders if their convictions came after November 1989. Haidle’s convictions were in 1986 and 1987.

Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Douglas Grimes, the Megan’s Law section commander, said preliminary indications are that Haidle should have registered here when he moved to this state.

“Because he wasn’t required to register in Oklahoma, he probably wasn’t aware of the (Pennsylvania) laws,” said Grimes, who emphasized that investigators would have to investigate when Haidle came to Pennsylvania to determine which Megan’s Law would apply, if any.

The law has changed over the past several years.

“But ignorance is no excuse,” Grimes said. “It’s incumbent upon him to check and see. Registration of sex offenders is largely self-reported.”

Haidle is in the Allegheny County Jail on charges of rape, false imprisonment and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. It is unclear whether he has a lawyer.

“My feeling is that some little girl was victimized and that’s terrible,” Wyant said. “This guy apparently slipped under that law.”

Haidle raped and robbed a woman at knifepoint in 1987. According to court records, he “used force and violence” and threatened “great bodily harm” to the victim if she resisted while he raped her. In the sexual assault a year earlier, Haidle was unable to complete the rape because of the victim’s age and size, court records state.

Haidle was convicted in 1987 of concealing stolen property of four guns — two semiautomatic rifles, a shotgun and a Winchester bolt-action rifle with a scope.

Haidle served about nine months in prison of a two-year sentence before he got out in February 1987. Three months later in May, he pleaded guilty to rape and was sentenced to 25 years. He served about 11 1/2 years of that sentence before he was released in 1999, a prison official said.

Pittsburgh police Sgt. Larry Scirotto said investigators became aware of Haidle’s criminal history over the weekend. He said the information has not changed their investigation.

Police said Haidle was drinking on the porch of the abandoned house Thursday a few blocks from his home when he saw the victim, whom he recognized from the neighborhood. The girl described his clothing and appearance to police, who searched the neighborhood and found Haidle hiding beneath floorboards in a trap door on the second floor of his home.

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

Edward D. Scott – Repeat Sex Offender – Takes Plea

A repeat sex offender was sentenced Friday to 15 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl inside a Millville home.

Edward D. Scott, a former Millville resident, entered the East Oak Street home where the teenage victim was sleeping about 3:30 a.m. April 26, 2006, and stabbed and sexually assaulted her, authorities said.

The girl was hospitalized and received more than 60 stitches to close stabbing and slashing wounds.

Scott, now 43, was on the run for six days following the crime. Police said they captured him after he broke the window of a van on West McNeal Street owned by his ex-girlfriend.

The victim saw Scott running away and called police, authorities said. Officers arrested him a few hours later at the Economy Inn on North 2nd Street.

Scott in January pleaded guilty in state Superior Court to a first-degree count of aggravated sexual assault, said Cumberland County Prosecutor Ronald J. Casella. In exchange for his plea, other charges — including weapons offenses and failure to register as a sex offender — were dropped, the prosecutor said Friday.

Casella said Scott must serve 85 percent of his sentence — or about 13 years — before he can be eligible for parole.

Upon his release, Scott will be subject to lifetime parole supervision.

The prosecutor said it was unclear whether Scott knew the victim but said he believed Scott knew other people living in the Oak Street home.

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

Paul V. Burdulis – Repeat Sex Offender


A convicted sex offender accused of sending naked photographs of himself to a 13-year-old boy was ordered held on $15,000 cash bail yesterday.

Paul V. Burdulis, 39, whose address is listed in court records as both 285 Plantation St. and 62 Westminster St., was arrested by Auburn police after an investigation that began when the boy’s father provided detectives with a slip of paper Mr. Burdulis allegedly gave to the boy at a local golf range, according to Assistant District Attorney Mark W. Murphy.

The prosecutor said the piece of paper had Mr. Burdulis’ e-mail address and telephone number written on it and that Mr. Burdulis asked the boy to contact him.

Detectives began communicating via e-mail with Mr. Burdulis, who, believing he was corresponding with the 13-year-old, sent photographs of himself naked in the bathtub and invited the boy to his house to view “naughty pictures,” according to Mr. Murphy.

Mr. Burdulis was arraigned yesterday afternoon in Central District Court on charges of enticing a child under 16 and dissemination of matter harmful to minors stemming from the Auburn investigation. He was also charged with failing to register as a sex offender in Worcester.

Mr. Murphy said Mr. Burdulis was convicted of child pornography charges while in the military.

Judge Paul L. McGill set a total of $15,000 cash bail and continued Mr. Burdulis’ case to June 9.

In January, possession of child pornography charges against Mr. Burdulis were dismissed at the prosecution’s request in Worcester Superior Court after a judge ruled that an April 12, 2008, police search of Mr. Burdulis’ Burncoat Street home was unlawful.

Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder’s ruling suppressing evidence left prosecutors without a case against Mr. Burdulis, Assistant District Attorney Joseph J. Reilly III said in moving for dismissal of the charges.

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

Curtis Albert Pinson – Repeat Sex Offender – Habitual

A convicted sex offender, charged last year with a second offense, has been indicted by a Pike grand jury for allegedly failing to comply with the state’s sex offender laws, and may be a fugitive from justice.

According to the indictment, handed down Monday, Curtis Albert Pinson, 57, whose address is listed as Ky. 194 East, failed to register relative to a sexual offense.

Pinson was indicted in September for allegedly subjecting a person under 12 years old to sexual contact from Oct., 2007, through April, 2008. The grand jury charged him with first-degree sexual abuse.

According to court documents, Pinson has failed to show up for some pretrial hearings, and, in March, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Ron Burchett sent a letter to Pinson’s attorney, public defender Julio Collado, informing the attorney that if Pinson failed to show up for his pretrial hearing set for April 10, a warrant for his arrest would be sought.

In the letter, Burchett informs Collado that the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office had received information that Pinson absconded.

Burchett also wrote that he was formally withdrawing a tentative offer of probation he had made to Pinson and will seek a prison term instead.

Pinson did not show up for the hearing, and, on April 23, Pike Circuit Judge Steve Combs issued a bench warrant for Pinson’s arrest.

Pike Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Bartley said the new indictment stems from an investigation subsequent to that warrant being issued.

“They went to (Pinson’s) address and he wasn’t there,” Bartley said. “We think he’s left the area. We know for certain he’s not at that address.”

As a registered sex offender, Pinson is required to inform authorities of any address change.

Bartley said the reason for taking back the offer of probation is because one of the conditions his office requires in exchange for a recommendation of probation is that the offender not commit any more crimes. Bartley said the charges contained in the new indictment represent a violation of those terms.

Pinson has pleaded not guilty to the first-degree sexual abuse charge. A hearing in the case is set for June 26.

In 2001, Pinson pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree sexual abuse, for allegedly abusing a five-year-old relative in 2000. Court documents said he was sentenced to two years in prison, probated for five years.

That probation ended in Aug., 2006.

Pinson was also charged with four counts of third-degree rape in 1996. According to court documents, from June through August, 1996, Pinson allegedly had sexual intercourse with a girl less than 16 years old.

The charges were dismissed without prejudice in 1999, by then-Pike Circuit Judge Charles E. Lowe Jr. Without prejudice means the charges can be brought back against Pinson.

In addition to the charge of failing to register relative to a sexual offense, Pinson was also indicted Monday on a charge of being a persistent felony offender in the second degree, a class C felony. The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. He faced five years in prison on the first-degree sexual abuse charge.

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

Michael J. Alderman Sr – Repeat Sex Offender – Babysitter Baby Raper

County prosecutors on Tuesday charged a level 2 sex offender with child molestation, according to documents filed in Kitsap County Superior Court.

Michael J. Alderman Sr., 36, is alleged to have molested a 7-year-old girl while baby-sitting her for approximately the last three months, Bremerton police said in court documents.

The girl’s mother said her daughter had told her she’d been tickled while her mother was away in the evenings at meetings. When the mother asked more questions, the girl said she couldn’t say any more or she would “get into trouble,” police said.

The woman said she knew Alderman because he had done some auto repairs for her in the past.

Police confirmed Tuesday that Alderman was a level 2 sex offender. Sex offenders are rated on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the most likely to reoffend.

All sex offenders are required to register with law enforcement, but the community isn’t notified of the presence of level 2 sex offenders.

Alderman was found guilty of sexual assault of a child in 1999 in Nebraska and that he failed to register as a sex offender in Florida in 2006.

Investigators said the 7-year-old was allegedly choked briefly on occasion and told not to disclose the incidents.

Alderman remains in the Kitsap County jail on $500,000 bail.

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