A manhunt is underway for a convicted sex offender who’s run away while serving home detention in Sydney’s southwest.

Police believe 28-year-old Troy Myers left his Campbelltown home on Sunday – he’s considered dangerous and the public is urged not to approach him.

It’s believed Myers has cut off his electronic monitoring system and may have travelled to Bankstown.

He was required to stay in Campbelltown following his conviction for aggravated sexual assault of a person under 16.

Myers has been described as being of white/European appearance, 184cm tall, medium build, with fair complexion, hazel eyes and receding fair hair.

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A manhunt is underway for a convicted sex offender who’s run away while serving home detention in Sydney’s southwest.

Police believe 28-year-old Troy Myers left his Campbelltown home on Sunday – he’s considered dangerous and the public is urged not to approach him.

It’s believed Myers has cut off his electronic monitoring system and may have travelled to Bankstown.

He was required to stay in Campbelltown following his conviction for aggravated sexual assault of a person under 16.

Myers has been described as being of white/European appearance, 184cm tall, medium build, with fair complexion, hazel eyes and receding fair hair.

Published in: on December 19, 2008 at 5:14 am  Leave a Comment  

John David Norman – Repeat Sex Offender

Norman has convictions for child molestation in Illinois in 1976 and Colorado in 1988. Additionally, he has been convicted twice in California for distribution of child pornography in 1995 and 1998. His victims were all young males, ages 11-17.


A judge approved a placement site Thursday in the backcountry community of Boulevard for an 81-year-old man classified as a sexually violent predator.

John David Norman, who has been approved for release from a state mental hospital, will be allowed to live under supervision in a home at 1643 Jewel Valley Road.

At the end of a public hearing, Superior Court Judge David M. Gill ruled that the site was appropriate. He directed authorities to release Norman, who is currently being held at a county jail in Otay Mesa, on or before Nov. 15.

Gill noted that Norman would be watched closely by Liberty Healthcare, the corporation contracted by the state to monitor sex offenders, and that he suffers from chronic physical and physiological problems.

The judge said he read numerous letters and e-mails from members of the rural East County community who opposed the site, proposed last month by the state Department of Mental Health. He heard comments Thursday from a few of about 30 people present at the hearing.

Most of them expressed concerns not only about their families’ safety, but also Norman’s safety. They talked about the remoteness of the community and lack of infrastructure, which lengthens response times for law enforcement and emergency services.

Ken Daubach, a volunteer firefighter from Boulevard, said it can take 10 minutes or longer to respond to a call.

Others noted the extreme weather. They said that if power is shut off because of high winds, it would probably disable air conditioners, cell phones and the satellite tracking device Norman will be required to wear.

And, of course, there are rattlesnakes.

“We don’t go looking for them, that’s for sure, but they do come right up to the house,” said resident Pat Stuart.

Lorelei Howard, who lives next to the property where Norman will live, showed photos of her grandchildren who visit and play in the area. Outside the courtroom, she said she was afraid Boulevard will become “a dumping ground for anything San Diego doesn’t want to deal with.”

State law allows people deemed to be sexually violent predators, or SVPs, to be committed to a state hospital after they have served time in prison. If they complete a lengthy treatment program at the hospital, they may be released under heavy supervision.

An SVP is someone who has been convicted of a violent sex crime – such as rape, sexual assault or child molestation – and diagnosed as having a mental disorder such as schizophrenia or pedophilia.

Norman has a history of sexually assaulting and exploiting children dating back to 1960 in Los Angeles.

Jayne Shale, executive director of Liberty Healthcare, said the agency looked at 1,000 sites before choosing the house in Boulevard. She noted that the passage of Jessica’s Law has made it more difficult to find areas where sex offenders who are released from custody can live.

“We have to go to areas that are rural,” Shale said.

The location is 59 miles from downtown San Diego and 38 miles from El Centro, according to the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Task Force, a multiagency group that monitors sex offenders.

The residence sits on eight acres, about two miles from an elementary school and three miles from a child care center. There are no parks, recreation centers or youth-oriented businesses within a two-mile radius.

“I am very outraged,” said Amy Massa, a Boulevard resident, after the hearing. “It’s not just about the safety of the children, it’s the safety of everyone.”

“Sexually violent predators are manipulative,” Massa told reporters, expressing concern for children who might have no fear approaching the older man.

Norman has convictions for child molestation in Illinois in 1976 and Colorado in 1988. Additionally, he has been convicted twice in California for distribution of child pornography in 1995 and 1998. His victims were all young males, ages 11-17.

There are seven former sexually violent predators in San Diego County and one current SVP on outpatient supervision.Earlier this year, sexually violent predator Gary Snavely and another SVP were placed in a home in Jacumba. Snavely had his outpatient status revoked and was sent back to a state mental hospital for more treatment.

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

John David Norman – Repeat Sex Offender

Norman has convictions for child molestation in Illinois in 1976 and Colorado in 1988. Additionally, he has been convicted twice in California for distribution of child pornography in 1995 and 1998. His victims were all young males, ages 11-17.


A judge approved a placement site Thursday in the backcountry community of Boulevard for an 81-year-old man classified as a sexually violent predator.

John David Norman, who has been approved for release from a state mental hospital, will be allowed to live under supervision in a home at 1643 Jewel Valley Road.

At the end of a public hearing, Superior Court Judge David M. Gill ruled that the site was appropriate. He directed authorities to release Norman, who is currently being held at a county jail in Otay Mesa, on or before Nov. 15.

Gill noted that Norman would be watched closely by Liberty Healthcare, the corporation contracted by the state to monitor sex offenders, and that he suffers from chronic physical and physiological problems.

The judge said he read numerous letters and e-mails from members of the rural East County community who opposed the site, proposed last month by the state Department of Mental Health. He heard comments Thursday from a few of about 30 people present at the hearing.

Most of them expressed concerns not only about their families’ safety, but also Norman’s safety. They talked about the remoteness of the community and lack of infrastructure, which lengthens response times for law enforcement and emergency services.

Ken Daubach, a volunteer firefighter from Boulevard, said it can take 10 minutes or longer to respond to a call.

Others noted the extreme weather. They said that if power is shut off because of high winds, it would probably disable air conditioners, cell phones and the satellite tracking device Norman will be required to wear.

And, of course, there are rattlesnakes.

“We don’t go looking for them, that’s for sure, but they do come right up to the house,” said resident Pat Stuart.

Lorelei Howard, who lives next to the property where Norman will live, showed photos of her grandchildren who visit and play in the area. Outside the courtroom, she said she was afraid Boulevard will become “a dumping ground for anything San Diego doesn’t want to deal with.”

State law allows people deemed to be sexually violent predators, or SVPs, to be committed to a state hospital after they have served time in prison. If they complete a lengthy treatment program at the hospital, they may be released under heavy supervision.

An SVP is someone who has been convicted of a violent sex crime – such as rape, sexual assault or child molestation – and diagnosed as having a mental disorder such as schizophrenia or pedophilia.

Norman has a history of sexually assaulting and exploiting children dating back to 1960 in Los Angeles.

Jayne Shale, executive director of Liberty Healthcare, said the agency looked at 1,000 sites before choosing the house in Boulevard. She noted that the passage of Jessica’s Law has made it more difficult to find areas where sex offenders who are released from custody can live.

“We have to go to areas that are rural,” Shale said.

The location is 59 miles from downtown San Diego and 38 miles from El Centro, according to the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Task Force, a multiagency group that monitors sex offenders.

The residence sits on eight acres, about two miles from an elementary school and three miles from a child care center. There are no parks, recreation centers or youth-oriented businesses within a two-mile radius.

“I am very outraged,” said Amy Massa, a Boulevard resident, after the hearing. “It’s not just about the safety of the children, it’s the safety of everyone.”

“Sexually violent predators are manipulative,” Massa told reporters, expressing concern for children who might have no fear approaching the older man.

Norman has convictions for child molestation in Illinois in 1976 and Colorado in 1988. Additionally, he has been convicted twice in California for distribution of child pornography in 1995 and 1998. His victims were all young males, ages 11-17.

There are seven former sexually violent predators in San Diego County and one current SVP on outpatient supervision.Earlier this year, sexually violent predator Gary Snavely and another SVP were placed in a home in Jacumba. Snavely had his outpatient status revoked and was sent back to a state mental hospital for more treatment.

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

Delmart Edward Joseph Michael Vreeland – Sexual fiend gets 336 years

Douglas County Sheriff David A. Weaver and his detectives were extremely pleased about the lengthy sentence a Douglas County man received for his role in a child prostitution case.

On Oct. 22, Judge Paul King sentenced Delmart Edward Joseph Michael Vreeland, 42, of the Cottonwood subdivision in Douglas County, to 336 years to life in prison.

Vreeland was arrested in October 2004 for numerous charges including child prostitution. Vreeland posted bond Oct. 19, 2004, and the same day cut off his ankle bracelet and fled the state. Detectives tracked him down the next day in Iowa and brought him back to Colorado.

He was convicted Dec. 11, 2006, of 13 felony charges, and on June 12, 2008, he was convicted of six habitual criminal counts. Vreeland was convicted on charges of inducement of child prostitution, soliciting for child prostitution, sexual assault, sexual exploitation of children, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and possession and distribution of cocaine.

Witnesses reported that Vreeland provided drugs and alcohol to two teenage boys, and then induced them to perform sex acts and make child pornography for the promise of thousands of dollars and a drum set. The victims reported Vreeland to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives conducted an extensive background search on Vreeland and learned that he was wanted in several states and Canada; he has over 40 aliases, and an extensive criminal history dating back over 20 years.

Vreeland is an International “folk hero” and conspiracy theorist who claims that while he was incarcerated in a Canadian jail in 2001 he forewarned Canadian officials of the terror attacks on Sept. 11. Vreeland has claimed to be a U.S. spy, a covert operative, and a Naval intelligence officer, all of which have been proven
false. U.S. Naval records show that in 1986 Vreeland was given an Entry Level Separation prior to his completion of basic training for his inability to conform to military regulations.

Vreeland has continually claimed to have information on terror plots, and high profile murder and kidnapping cases; however, Douglas County detectives and the FBI state that Vreeland’s claims have no merit, and he is not a credible source of information.

“I am truly impressed by the professionalism and determination our department and the district attorney’s office had during this lengthy case and trial. This dedication proves that justice was served for the victims involved and the community as a whole,” stated Sheriff Weaver

Delmart Edward Joseph Michael Vreeland – Sexual fiend gets 336 years

Douglas County Sheriff David A. Weaver and his detectives were extremely pleased about the lengthy sentence a Douglas County man received for his role in a child prostitution case.

On Oct. 22, Judge Paul King sentenced Delmart Edward Joseph Michael Vreeland, 42, of the Cottonwood subdivision in Douglas County, to 336 years to life in prison.

Vreeland was arrested in October 2004 for numerous charges including child prostitution. Vreeland posted bond Oct. 19, 2004, and the same day cut off his ankle bracelet and fled the state. Detectives tracked him down the next day in Iowa and brought him back to Colorado.

He was convicted Dec. 11, 2006, of 13 felony charges, and on June 12, 2008, he was convicted of six habitual criminal counts. Vreeland was convicted on charges of inducement of child prostitution, soliciting for child prostitution, sexual assault, sexual exploitation of children, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and possession and distribution of cocaine.

Witnesses reported that Vreeland provided drugs and alcohol to two teenage boys, and then induced them to perform sex acts and make child pornography for the promise of thousands of dollars and a drum set. The victims reported Vreeland to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives conducted an extensive background search on Vreeland and learned that he was wanted in several states and Canada; he has over 40 aliases, and an extensive criminal history dating back over 20 years.

Vreeland is an International “folk hero” and conspiracy theorist who claims that while he was incarcerated in a Canadian jail in 2001 he forewarned Canadian officials of the terror attacks on Sept. 11. Vreeland has claimed to be a U.S. spy, a covert operative, and a Naval intelligence officer, all of which have been proven
false. U.S. Naval records show that in 1986 Vreeland was given an Entry Level Separation prior to his completion of basic training for his inability to conform to military regulations.

Vreeland has continually claimed to have information on terror plots, and high profile murder and kidnapping cases; however, Douglas County detectives and the FBI state that Vreeland’s claims have no merit, and he is not a credible source of information.

“I am truly impressed by the professionalism and determination our department and the district attorney’s office had during this lengthy case and trial. This dedication proves that justice was served for the victims involved and the community as a whole,” stated Sheriff Weaver

Robert Sicari – Boy Raper released from prison with GPS Monitoring

Child rapist Robert Sicari was let out of jail today with a GPS bracelet strapped to his ankle, sources tell the Herald.

Sicari, jailed for more than a decade, was expected to be set free without any electronic monitoring for 30 days while he searched for a place to live.

Sources tell the Herald he was ordered to be monitored the second he was set free today per order of the state Commissioner of Probation John J. O’Brien.

O’Brien’s order now means Sicari will be among the 642 sex offenders in the state under electronic watch.

Sicari, 28, raped a 10-year-old Cambridge boy in a parking garage in 1997, three weeks before his brother, Salvatore Sicari, helped Charles Jaynes kidnap, rape and murder the boy’s 10-year-old friend, Jeffrey Curley. Both boys were lured to their fates with a promise of a bicycle.

WANTED – Ronald William Collins – sexually violent offender


Marion County authorities are seeking a sexually violent offender who was last thought to be in northeast Salem Aug. 26, officials said Wednesday.

Ronald William Collins, 62, was last known to be near Lancaster Drive and Center Street NE when he cut an electronic monitoring device off his ankle and stopped reporting to his probation deputy, Marion County sheriff’s spokeswoman Lt. Sheila Lorance said.

Collins was last known to be living in the Salem area and unemployed. He has a history of sexually abusing boys who are known to him, Lorance said.

Collins was convicted of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sex abuse in 1995.

The reported incidents happened in 1992, court records show. He was sentenced to serve 154 months — about 13 years — in prison.

Collins was released from prison in June and has been on a 24-hour monitoring device that uses GPS, Lorance said.

He was designated by the Oregon state parole board as a sexually violent sex offender, one of the few designated as such in the state, Lorance said.

Collins is white, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 168 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

His probation restrictions include not having any contact with children, not to frequent any places where there are children and not to use alcohol.

The public is asked not to make contact with him but to call authorities immediately, Lorance said.

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

WANTED – Ronald William Collins – sexually violent offender


Marion County authorities are seeking a sexually violent offender who was last thought to be in northeast Salem Aug. 26, officials said Wednesday.

Ronald William Collins, 62, was last known to be near Lancaster Drive and Center Street NE when he cut an electronic monitoring device off his ankle and stopped reporting to his probation deputy, Marion County sheriff’s spokeswoman Lt. Sheila Lorance said.

Collins was last known to be living in the Salem area and unemployed. He has a history of sexually abusing boys who are known to him, Lorance said.

Collins was convicted of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sex abuse in 1995.

The reported incidents happened in 1992, court records show. He was sentenced to serve 154 months — about 13 years — in prison.

Collins was released from prison in June and has been on a 24-hour monitoring device that uses GPS, Lorance said.

He was designated by the Oregon state parole board as a sexually violent sex offender, one of the few designated as such in the state, Lorance said.

Collins is white, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 168 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

His probation restrictions include not having any contact with children, not to frequent any places where there are children and not to use alcohol.

The public is asked not to make contact with him but to call authorities immediately, Lorance said.

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

Rev. Frank Genevieve – Pedophile Boy Raping Priest Sex Offender Pleads Guilty

A Franciscan priest from New York pleaded guilty Tuesday to five counts of statutory rape of two minors from a Troy parish during trips to Boston over a 12-year period.

The Rev. Frank Genevieve, 53, who lives in a Franciscan retreat in Wappingers Falls and once worked in a Troy church, entered a guilty plea as part of an agreement just before his trial was expected to start in Suffolk Superior Court, Boston.

One of his victims, Mark Lyman of Stillwater, the co-director of the Albany chapter of SNAP (the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests), was in court and preparing to testify when Genevieve pleaded guilty.

“It is a victory. I have been vindicated,” said Lyman. “Today I go from an alleged victim to a victim. I’ve always had a problem with that word ‘alleged.’ ”

“We have stopped this cycle of violence,” said Lyman. “He will be a lifetime sex offender. Everyone will know about him and he will not be able to hurt more children.”

Genevieve was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Charles Surplock to a suspended sentence of 8 to 10 years and five years of probation.

As part of the agreement, he cannot have any contact with minors, he must attend sex offender treatment and therapy, must stay away from the victims, must wear a GPS monitoring device, submit a DNA sample and register with the sex offender registry board, according to Erika Gully-Santiago, spokeswoman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Genevieve was initially arraigned in July 2006 in Suffolk Superior Court in Massachusetts on four counts of child rape and was ordered to stay away from minor children and the two victims, who were between 13 and 16 years old at the time of the incidents. The alleged assaults occurred between 1977 and 1989.

Genevieve raped Lyman and the other minor in a rectory in the North End or in Genevieve’s car in downtown Boston, according to prosecutors. Because Genevieve returned to New York after each visit to Boston, the Massachusetts statute of limitations did not expire.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany oversees St. Anthony’s of Padua in Troy, where Genevieve worked when the assaults took place. Because Genevieve was a member of the Franciscan order, he was not directly supervised by the diocese.

“Any comment would come from the Immaculate Conception Province of the Franciscans,” said the Rev. Kenneth Doyle, chancellor of the Albany Diocese. “He was not a priest of the diocese, never was, was not under supervision or control of the diocese and was not employed by us.”

The Franciscan Province of the Immaculate Conception removed Genevieve from active ministry in June 2002. Province officials could not be reached on Tuesday.

Genevieve taught at the former Christopher Columbus Catholic High School in Boston’s North End in the 1980s. He was an assistant priest at St. Margaret’s Parish in Buzzards Bay, Mass., from 1998 to 2000, according to a spokesman for the Diocese of Fall River, Mass.

Attorney John Aretakis, who sent the original complaint about Genevieve to the Suffolk County district attorney, said on Tuesday that still more needs to be done to protect children from abusive priests.

“I am unhappy that here we are six years into the pedophilia scandal and we have a priest who admits to raping children and he is not doing a day in jail,” said Aretakis.

“The Albany diocese tries to claim that because he is a Franciscan, they are not responsible,” said Aretakis. “This priest raped Albany diocese children and he worked at an Albany diocese church.”

Lyman had filed a $5 million lawsuit against Genevieve in Suffolk Superior Court. The Diocese of Albany was removed from the suit in 2006.

Lyman said he will continue working with SNAP and “could never walk away from it.