Corey Deen Saunders – Repeat Sex Offender – Life in Prison


Corey Deen Saunders, the convicted sex offender who raped a boy in the New Bedford Free Public Library last year, was sentenced yesterday to life in prison by a Superior Court judge who ruled that only a lengthy jail sentence could keep Saunders from harming children.

“We now know that Saunders is not amenable to rehabilitation,” Superior Court Judge Robert J. Kane wrote in his decision, adding that “the history of Saunders’ constant abuse of children . . . and his insincerity silence any claims that Saunders will effectively control his sexual urges.”

Saunders will not be eligible for parole for at least 15 years. If he is released, he will be on probation for the rest of his life with conditions that he stay away from children and undergo sex offender treatment.

The arrest of the 27-year-old from New Bedford on charges that he raped a 6-year-old boy as the child’s mother worked on a computer feet away sparked outrage because of the nature of the crime, Saunders’s history of abuse, and his release from prison two years earlier.

He had been on probation for a previous conviction of trying to rape a 7-year-old and was supposed to stay away from children. A Superior Court judge JUDGE MOSES had released Saunders from prison after he served his four-year term in spite of prosecutors’ requests to keep him jailed, arguing he was still a danger to children. He is now serving a five-year prison sentence for violating probation for the 2001 conviction.

Saunders had admitted to court psychologists a history of molesting boys while staying in foster homes and state programs. He had a disturbed childhood, psychologists said in the court records, and a low intelligence level.

The mother of the 6-year-old boy submitted a letter to the court yesterday saying, “This incident has been very dramatic in both my son’s life and my family’s life.”

“Please understand that this man tried to take my son’s innocence away,” she said. The Globe does not identify victims of sexual abuse.

“He is a danger to children in society,” she said. “Not another child nor family should go through the pain that we have endured.”

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

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Kevin Mullins – Repeat Sex Offender – Library Pervert

  • Conviction date: 2/6/2006
  • SEXUAL ASSAULT
  • Offender’s age at conviction: 27
  • Victim Age: 46

A registered sex offender was arrested and charged Wednesday with indecency with a child by exposure, according to an arrest affidavit.

The affidavit states that Kevin Mullins, 29, was at the library at the Austin Community College Northridge campus when he exposed himself to a child. Mullins was seen by the girl’s mother, according to the affidavit.

The woman told ACC police that she could see Mullins making motions as if he were masturbating, the affidavit says.

The woman contacted an administrator with the college, who called police and found Mullins as he was leaving the library, according to the document.

He was arrested and taken to the Travis County Jail, where he remained Thursday with bail set at $30,000, court records show.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Christopher Welch – Repeat Sex Offender assaults women in Library


A Level 3 Sex Offender has been convicted of two counts of persistent sexual abuse following the assault of a woman in the Mt. Vernon Public Library.

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said that Christopher Welch, 31, of 45 Pleasant St., New Rochelle, was present inside the Mt. Vernon Public Library at South 2nd Avenue on Oct. 16 about 1 p.m. when he accosted a 36-year-old woman by pressing his body into hers and placing his hands against her breasts.

As the victim tried to compose herself following the defendant’s assault, the defendant continued to harass her by raising his hand over his head and towards the back of her head as if to continue the assault.

When another woman came to the victim’s aid, the defendant displayed a cigarette lighter, yelled at the woman to mind her own business and flicked the flame of the cigarette lighter inches from her face.

Welch was then ejected from the library premises.

While loitering outside, the defendant approached a 42-year-old woman, reached around her body and grabbed and squeezed her buttocks.

He then fled the scene.

A description of Welch was broadcast by police and he was found in the vicinity and arrested.

At the time of these assaults, the defendant had previously been convicted of two prior misdemeanor sex offenses within the preceding 10-year period.

Those convictions allowed for the current assaults to be charged as felonies.

Welch will be sentenced on Feb. 3. He faces a maximum of four years in state prison on each of the counts. 12-18-08

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

………Sarah Tofte

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Christopher Welch – Repeat Sex Offender assaults women in Library


A Level 3 Sex Offender has been convicted of two counts of persistent sexual abuse following the assault of a woman in the Mt. Vernon Public Library.

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said that Christopher Welch, 31, of 45 Pleasant St., New Rochelle, was present inside the Mt. Vernon Public Library at South 2nd Avenue on Oct. 16 about 1 p.m. when he accosted a 36-year-old woman by pressing his body into hers and placing his hands against her breasts.

As the victim tried to compose herself following the defendant’s assault, the defendant continued to harass her by raising his hand over his head and towards the back of her head as if to continue the assault.

When another woman came to the victim’s aid, the defendant displayed a cigarette lighter, yelled at the woman to mind her own business and flicked the flame of the cigarette lighter inches from her face.

Welch was then ejected from the library premises.

While loitering outside, the defendant approached a 42-year-old woman, reached around her body and grabbed and squeezed her buttocks.

He then fled the scene.

A description of Welch was broadcast by police and he was found in the vicinity and arrested.

At the time of these assaults, the defendant had previously been convicted of two prior misdemeanor sex offenses within the preceding 10-year period.

Those convictions allowed for the current assaults to be charged as felonies.

Welch will be sentenced on Feb. 3. He faces a maximum of four years in state prison on each of the counts. 12-18-08

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

………Sarah Tofte

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Daniel Gierszewski – Getting what he can get

Gierszewski said, “When my hand made contact with her, I knew where I was, and I decided to get what I could get.”


Daniel Gierszewski served 17 years in prison after sexually abusing four young girls nearly two decades ago.

The Buffalo man is out of prison. But he is not free. Gierszewski, 63, is confined to a psychiatric institution in Central New York.

That’s because state prosecutors successfully argued that girls in the region are not safe with Gierszewski on the streets.

Gierszewski has become the first convicted sex offender in Western New York caught in the net of a civil confinement law passed last year in Albany. And several more are set to follow.

The new law allows the state to declare that a sex offender who has completed his sentence but suffers from a mental abnormality makes him likely to commit more sex crimes.

If state prosecutors can prove that to a jury, a judge has the authority to send the defendant to a psychiatric institution for as long as the rest of his life. Or the judge may choose to place him on strict parole that threatens confinement if dozens of conditions aren’t met.

“Mr. Gierszewski has a mind full of risk factors,” State Assistant Attorney General Thomas J. Schoellkopf argued during Gierszewski’s confinement trial in Niagara County last month. “These are horrible acts, not consensual. . . . We must stop this from happening again.”

A 12-member jury unanimously agreed, so now a judge has the authority to order Gierszewski committed to a psychiatric institution or relased on parole with a long string of severe restrictions. A decision is expected this month.

“It used to be good enough to say, ‘He has paid his debt to society,’ ” said attorney John R. Nuchereno, who defended Gierszewski last month. “What was thought to be a fair punishment was imposed, . . . [but] the doors of the prison Dan was kept in were kept shut.”

Gierszewski is now in the Central New York Psychiatric Center in Marcy, Oneida County.

If State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. decides that Gierszewski needs to be committed, that’s likely where he will stay. The state has only two psychiatric facilities for sex offenders; the other is in Ogdensburg.

Gierszewski is among 59 convicted sex offenders who have gone into the state’s civil confinement institutions so far.

He was flagged for the program shortly before his scheduled release from Elmira Correctional Facility on Feb. 21.

In June 2007, the Office of Mental Health had reviewed his case and decided that he was not a candidate for civil confinement, but the state agency changed its mind after Gierszewski was let out of prison on parole Sept. 17, 2007.

Two months later, he violated the terms of parole by using a public computer in the Buffalo & Erie County Central Library to look for job listings. While he was there, he replied to an e-mail from his sister with one of his own, wishing her a happy birthday. Parole officers had ordered him not to use the Internet.

By last Dec. 14, he was back in prison to finish what he expected to be the last three months of his original sentence. Instead, the state attorney general’s office, which handles civil confinement cases, had other things in mind for him.

In court last month in Lockport, two assistant attorneys general and two psychologists hired by the state asserted that Gierszewski has a mental abnormality that makes him likely to commit more sex crimes.

After two days of testimony from the doctors, including one chosen by the defense, and two hours on the stand for Gierszewski himself, the jury took only 90 minutes to agree with the state’s position.

Here’s some of what jurors and Kloch heard:

Nearly 16 years ago, Gierszewski slipped his hand onto the thigh of a 10-year-old girl in the candy aisle of the old Ames department store in North Tonawanda. He then ran from the store with security guards in pursuit. Police pulled his vehicle over a short time later and found a loaded handgun inside. In June 1994, a jury convicted him of sexual abuse and weapons possession, and he was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

When asked about his encounter with the 10-year-old during his civil confinement trial, Gierszewski said, “When my hand made contact with her, I knew where I was, and I decided to get what I could get.”

It wasn’t his first sexual contact with underage girls.

In May 1980, while he was working as a bartender at a Bailey Avenue tavern, he was charged with raping and sodomizing a 15-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in that case and was placed on probation.

Another sex crime followed in 1983, while Gierszewski was cruising the streets of Buffalo looking for young prostitutes, he offered a ride to two girls, ages 13 and 16. When they took him up on it, he told them he had a gun, tied them up and sexually assaulted them. He pleaded guilty to sexual abuse for that and served three years in state prison.

The civil confinement law requires that all sex offenders whose prison or parole terms are running out will have their files reviewed by a board in the Office of Mental Health. If the board concludes that the person has a mental abnormality as defined in the new law, it can turn the case over to the state attorney general’s office for action.

Since then-Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer signed the law last year, 59 New York sex offenders have been committed to psychiatric institutions. An additional 40 have been placed under intensive parole supervision.

“The State Legislature said, ‘For this crime, you do this amount of time.’ It also said you could do more time if they think you might offend again,” said David G. Jay, a Buffalo civil liberties attorney who has just been assigned to defend James A. McKinney, a Niagara County sex offender, at an upcoming civil confinement trial.

“I suppose they could do it for any crime,” Jay said. But since sex offenders were singled out, Jay argues, “that’s what makes it unconstitutional.”

The U. S. Supreme Court does not agree. Although the New York law’s constitutionality has not been tested in court, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, upheld the concept of civil confinement in a Kansas case it decided in 1997.

The high court ruled that civil confinement is not punishment and thus doesn’t violate a sex offender’s right to due process.

What does Gierszewski think about the civil confinement law?

On the witness stand, he said, “It scares me.”

Daniel Gierszewski – Getting what he can get

Gierszewski said, “When my hand made contact with her, I knew where I was, and I decided to get what I could get.”


Daniel Gierszewski served 17 years in prison after sexually abusing four young girls nearly two decades ago.

The Buffalo man is out of prison. But he is not free. Gierszewski, 63, is confined to a psychiatric institution in Central New York.

That’s because state prosecutors successfully argued that girls in the region are not safe with Gierszewski on the streets.

Gierszewski has become the first convicted sex offender in Western New York caught in the net of a civil confinement law passed last year in Albany. And several more are set to follow.

The new law allows the state to declare that a sex offender who has completed his sentence but suffers from a mental abnormality makes him likely to commit more sex crimes.

If state prosecutors can prove that to a jury, a judge has the authority to send the defendant to a psychiatric institution for as long as the rest of his life. Or the judge may choose to place him on strict parole that threatens confinement if dozens of conditions aren’t met.

“Mr. Gierszewski has a mind full of risk factors,” State Assistant Attorney General Thomas J. Schoellkopf argued during Gierszewski’s confinement trial in Niagara County last month. “These are horrible acts, not consensual. . . . We must stop this from happening again.”

A 12-member jury unanimously agreed, so now a judge has the authority to order Gierszewski committed to a psychiatric institution or relased on parole with a long string of severe restrictions. A decision is expected this month.

“It used to be good enough to say, ‘He has paid his debt to society,’ ” said attorney John R. Nuchereno, who defended Gierszewski last month. “What was thought to be a fair punishment was imposed, . . . [but] the doors of the prison Dan was kept in were kept shut.”

Gierszewski is now in the Central New York Psychiatric Center in Marcy, Oneida County.

If State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. decides that Gierszewski needs to be committed, that’s likely where he will stay. The state has only two psychiatric facilities for sex offenders; the other is in Ogdensburg.

Gierszewski is among 59 convicted sex offenders who have gone into the state’s civil confinement institutions so far.

He was flagged for the program shortly before his scheduled release from Elmira Correctional Facility on Feb. 21.

In June 2007, the Office of Mental Health had reviewed his case and decided that he was not a candidate for civil confinement, but the state agency changed its mind after Gierszewski was let out of prison on parole Sept. 17, 2007.

Two months later, he violated the terms of parole by using a public computer in the Buffalo & Erie County Central Library to look for job listings. While he was there, he replied to an e-mail from his sister with one of his own, wishing her a happy birthday. Parole officers had ordered him not to use the Internet.

By last Dec. 14, he was back in prison to finish what he expected to be the last three months of his original sentence. Instead, the state attorney general’s office, which handles civil confinement cases, had other things in mind for him.

In court last month in Lockport, two assistant attorneys general and two psychologists hired by the state asserted that Gierszewski has a mental abnormality that makes him likely to commit more sex crimes.

After two days of testimony from the doctors, including one chosen by the defense, and two hours on the stand for Gierszewski himself, the jury took only 90 minutes to agree with the state’s position.

Here’s some of what jurors and Kloch heard:

Nearly 16 years ago, Gierszewski slipped his hand onto the thigh of a 10-year-old girl in the candy aisle of the old Ames department store in North Tonawanda. He then ran from the store with security guards in pursuit. Police pulled his vehicle over a short time later and found a loaded handgun inside. In June 1994, a jury convicted him of sexual abuse and weapons possession, and he was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

When asked about his encounter with the 10-year-old during his civil confinement trial, Gierszewski said, “When my hand made contact with her, I knew where I was, and I decided to get what I could get.”

It wasn’t his first sexual contact with underage girls.

In May 1980, while he was working as a bartender at a Bailey Avenue tavern, he was charged with raping and sodomizing a 15-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in that case and was placed on probation.

Another sex crime followed in 1983, while Gierszewski was cruising the streets of Buffalo looking for young prostitutes, he offered a ride to two girls, ages 13 and 16. When they took him up on it, he told them he had a gun, tied them up and sexually assaulted them. He pleaded guilty to sexual abuse for that and served three years in state prison.

The civil confinement law requires that all sex offenders whose prison or parole terms are running out will have their files reviewed by a board in the Office of Mental Health. If the board concludes that the person has a mental abnormality as defined in the new law, it can turn the case over to the state attorney general’s office for action.

Since then-Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer signed the law last year, 59 New York sex offenders have been committed to psychiatric institutions. An additional 40 have been placed under intensive parole supervision.

“The State Legislature said, ‘For this crime, you do this amount of time.’ It also said you could do more time if they think you might offend again,” said David G. Jay, a Buffalo civil liberties attorney who has just been assigned to defend James A. McKinney, a Niagara County sex offender, at an upcoming civil confinement trial.

“I suppose they could do it for any crime,” Jay said. But since sex offenders were singled out, Jay argues, “that’s what makes it unconstitutional.”

The U. S. Supreme Court does not agree. Although the New York law’s constitutionality has not been tested in court, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, upheld the concept of civil confinement in a Kansas case it decided in 1997.

The high court ruled that civil confinement is not punishment and thus doesn’t violate a sex offender’s right to due process.

What does Gierszewski think about the civil confinement law?

On the witness stand, he said, “It scares me.”

Duane Gene Elliott – Repeat Sex Offender – Busted at Library

Over a period of 7 years, Elliot sexually assaulted
male and female children between the ages of 5 and 17,
by touching and penetrating the children’s genitalia.
He was convicted of these offenses in

1981,
1989,
1990,
and 2004.

A 54-year-old level II registered sex offender has been charged with possession of pornographic work involving a minor for allegedly looking at child pornography at a public library in Minneapolis.

On Nov. 25, 2008, Minneapolis police officers were called to the public library on Nicollet Ave. S. on reports that a patron was viewing child pornography on the public computers.

The suspect had been looking at images appearing to be two adolescent boys engaged in a sex act, the criminal complaint says.

The suspect told police he used the computer to search for and view pornography, using a screen with the tagline “Nude boys hard on.”

The suspect was identified as Duane Gene Elliott, 54.

Over a period of 7 years, Elliot sexually assaulted male and female children between the ages of 5 and 17, by touching and penetrating the children’s genitalia. He was convicted of these offenses in 1981, 1989, 1990, and 2004.

Elliot has been charged with felony possession of pornographic work involving a minor, a maximum penalty of which is 5 years and/or a $5,000 fine, to be released upon condition.


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

………Sarah Tofte

Duane Gene Elliott – Repeat Sex Offender – Busted at Library

Over a period of 7 years, Elliot sexually assaulted
male and female children between the ages of 5 and 17,
by touching and penetrating the children’s genitalia.
He was convicted of these offenses in

1981,
1989,
1990,
and 2004.

A 54-year-old level II registered sex offender has been charged with possession of pornographic work involving a minor for allegedly looking at child pornography at a public library in Minneapolis.

On Nov. 25, 2008, Minneapolis police officers were called to the public library on Nicollet Ave. S. on reports that a patron was viewing child pornography on the public computers.

The suspect had been looking at images appearing to be two adolescent boys engaged in a sex act, the criminal complaint says.

The suspect told police he used the computer to search for and view pornography, using a screen with the tagline “Nude boys hard on.”

The suspect was identified as Duane Gene Elliott, 54.

Over a period of 7 years, Elliot sexually assaulted male and female children between the ages of 5 and 17, by touching and penetrating the children’s genitalia. He was convicted of these offenses in 1981, 1989, 1990, and 2004.

Elliot has been charged with felony possession of pornographic work involving a minor, a maximum penalty of which is 5 years and/or a $5,000 fine, to be released upon condition.


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

………Sarah Tofte

Wynford Eugene Murray – Repeat Sex Offender Picks and Chooses which laws he’ll abide by

Investigation by the two departments revealed that Murray was convicted in New York in 1997 for two counts of child molestation on two girls, ages 3 and 5.


A transient who was suspected of downloading child pornography at a Redondo Beach library will stand trial for failing to register as a sex offender, a judge ruled Friday.

Wynford Eugene Murray, 35, was never charged over the alleged child pornography, but faces a possible 25 years to life in prison if convicted of failing to register because such a conviction could count as a third strike.

During a preliminary hearing in Torrance Superior Court, Murray’s former girlfriend said she reported Murray after finding child pornography in his backpack last summer.

The girlfriend, also a transient who met Murray at a church that feeds the homeless in December, testified that the photos were “sick” and she thought reporting him “was the right thing to do.”

After his arrest in Long Beach in August, he wrote her a letter in which he apologized, and said he did not register because he was trying to forget his past.

Los Angeles police Sgt. John Alviani, the former head of the Registration Enforcement and Compliance Team in the San Fernando Valley, said he became aware of Wynford in February.

A Canoga Park resident reported that she allowed Murray to live in a room in her house for free in exchange for chores, Alviani said during questioning by Deputy District Attorney Ann Lee.

However, she told Alviani she kicked Murray out in December. She said she found him printing pornography on her computer, then searched his room and found pictures of children and a sex offender registration form from Virginia.

The Los Angeles police issued a warrant for his arrest, but Murray had moved to Redondo Beach, where he was living under the pier, according to his girlfriend and police.

Redondo Beach police Sgt. Shawn Freeman said his department began looking for Murray because of the possible child pornography use.

Investigation by the two departments revealed that Murray was convicted in New York in 1997 for two counts of child molestation on two girls, ages 3 and 5.

As a result of that conviction, Murray was required to register as a sex offender after serving six months in jail.

However, he did not, and moved to Virginia, where he was arrested and convicted in 2006 for failing to register, according to Alviani.

Freeman obtained Murray’s registration files from various law enforcement agencies in New York and Virginia, and said Murray had signed documents that stated he may have to register if he moved to other states.

However, under cross-examination by Murray’s attorney, Deputy Alternate Public Defender Ernestine Odom, Freeman agreed that none of those documents specifically said Murray would have to register in California.

Odom also questioned whether it was clear her client was living in the state, or just visiting.

Freeman said Murray was collecting welfare benefits from the states, and his former girlfriend and landlord place him in California for an extended period of time.

Judge Laura Ellison, though, said it appeared to her that Murray was living in the state and that he knew he was required to register based on the letter he sent to his former girlfriend.

Murray remains held on $1million bail and will return to court Dec. 5.

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

Wynford Eugene Murray – Repeat Sex Offender Picks and Chooses which laws he’ll abide by

Investigation by the two departments revealed that Murray was convicted in New York in 1997 for two counts of child molestation on two girls, ages 3 and 5.


A transient who was suspected of downloading child pornography at a Redondo Beach library will stand trial for failing to register as a sex offender, a judge ruled Friday.

Wynford Eugene Murray, 35, was never charged over the alleged child pornography, but faces a possible 25 years to life in prison if convicted of failing to register because such a conviction could count as a third strike.

During a preliminary hearing in Torrance Superior Court, Murray’s former girlfriend said she reported Murray after finding child pornography in his backpack last summer.

The girlfriend, also a transient who met Murray at a church that feeds the homeless in December, testified that the photos were “sick” and she thought reporting him “was the right thing to do.”

After his arrest in Long Beach in August, he wrote her a letter in which he apologized, and said he did not register because he was trying to forget his past.

Los Angeles police Sgt. John Alviani, the former head of the Registration Enforcement and Compliance Team in the San Fernando Valley, said he became aware of Wynford in February.

A Canoga Park resident reported that she allowed Murray to live in a room in her house for free in exchange for chores, Alviani said during questioning by Deputy District Attorney Ann Lee.

However, she told Alviani she kicked Murray out in December. She said she found him printing pornography on her computer, then searched his room and found pictures of children and a sex offender registration form from Virginia.

The Los Angeles police issued a warrant for his arrest, but Murray had moved to Redondo Beach, where he was living under the pier, according to his girlfriend and police.

Redondo Beach police Sgt. Shawn Freeman said his department began looking for Murray because of the possible child pornography use.

Investigation by the two departments revealed that Murray was convicted in New York in 1997 for two counts of child molestation on two girls, ages 3 and 5.

As a result of that conviction, Murray was required to register as a sex offender after serving six months in jail.

However, he did not, and moved to Virginia, where he was arrested and convicted in 2006 for failing to register, according to Alviani.

Freeman obtained Murray’s registration files from various law enforcement agencies in New York and Virginia, and said Murray had signed documents that stated he may have to register if he moved to other states.

However, under cross-examination by Murray’s attorney, Deputy Alternate Public Defender Ernestine Odom, Freeman agreed that none of those documents specifically said Murray would have to register in California.

Odom also questioned whether it was clear her client was living in the state, or just visiting.

Freeman said Murray was collecting welfare benefits from the states, and his former girlfriend and landlord place him in California for an extended period of time.

Judge Laura Ellison, though, said it appeared to her that Murray was living in the state and that he knew he was required to register based on the letter he sent to his former girlfriend.

Murray remains held on $1million bail and will return to court Dec. 5.

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