Andrew "Andre" Harrison Washington – Repeat Sex Offender – Dangerous Predator


A former Schwenksville man with a violent criminal history has been convicted of sexually assaulting two Schwenksville girls between 1989 and 1994.

Andrew “Andre” Harrison Washington, 56, most recently of Philadelphia, was convicted Wednesday in Montgomery County Court of charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and aggravated indecent assault in connection with incidents involving two girls who were under the age of 13.

Judge Paul W. Tressler reached the verdict after a non-jury trial. Tressler deferred sentencing so that court officials can complete a background investigative report about Washington. The judge will use that report to assist him in sentencing Washington later this year.

Washington faces a possible maximum sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison on the charges.

Assistant District Attorney Juliet Faulkner vowed to seek a lengthy state prison sentence against Washington.

“I think he’s an extremely violent predator,” said Faulkner.

Washington, formerly of Main Street in Schwenksville, has a previous conviction for child sexual abuse in Philadelphia for which he is currently serving a prison sentence, according to authorities. State officials previously classified Washington to be a sexually violent predator under Megan’s Law, according to the state’s Megan’s Law web site.

The two Schwenksville victims, who are now in their 20s, came forward with the allegations in 2004 and 2005 after learning about Washington’s arrest in Philadelphia.

“At the time they were being abused they feared reporting it because the defendant was threatening them,” Faulkner alleged. “They felt they had no choice but to do what he told them to do.”

When they finally did come forward, the victims reported numerous sexual assaults at the hands of Washington at times when they were in his company. Washington was a friend of the girls’ families, court documents indicate.

The assaults, which occurred at locations in Schwenksville, involved various sexual contact and inappropriate touching, according to court papers.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Randy-Jay Jones – Already a Repeat Sex Offender – NonCompliant Sex Offender

Sex Offender Laws are in place for a reason.
Comply, or go to jail, it’s that simple.


A convicted sex offender on the lam since being released from prison in March is back in Lancaster County Prison after he was arrested late last week.

Randy-Jay Jones, 31, served a 17-month sentence for a bizarre 2007 robbery in Lancaster city in which he sexually assaulted a woman, took her cell phone and later asked for a ransom.

As part of County Judge Dennis E. Reinaker’s sentence, Jones was to register as a Megan’s Law offender for 10 years and serve 7 years’ probation.

Lancaster city police Detective Andrew Morgan said Jones had been giving false addresses since he was released. Megan’s Law offenders are required to provide their address upon release from prison.

“He stated he was at one address, but went to another. Basically, just playing with the system,” Morgan said Monday.

Jones was arrested Friday on a probation violation, and Morgan charged him with failure to comply with registration requirements. Bail was set at $100,000.

The felony charge carries a mandatory minimum 2-year prison sentence upon conviction.

“Any offender who fails to follow the guidelines … they are going to be held accountable,” Morgan said.

Jones was locked up on robbery charges for the city heist in March 2007. He pulled a Philadelphia woman from her car, fondled her and stole her purse, police said.

The woman’s cell phone was in the purse, so police asked her to call it. She did, and Jones answered.

He requested a $185,000 ransom for the return of the phone.

Jones’ lawyer later argued in court that his client was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Eventually, Jones agreed to a $200 ransom and planned to meet the woman on Harrisburg Pike. Police met Jones there instead and took him into custody.

In November 2008, Jones was found guilty of robbery, indecent assault and other offenses.

“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

The purpose of Megan’s Law

Megan’s Law isn’t working. At least that’s what you might believe when hearing of a new study that “concludes” the law requiring registration of convicted sex offenders isn’t serving as an effective deterrent. And that it may no longer be worth the rising costs of implementation.

Not only is the study incomplete, however, but it also misses the point. The primary goal of Megan’s Law was never about deterrence.

The study, conducted by the state Department of Corrections and funded by the National Institute of Justice, acknowledges the absence of some key pieces of information that would better assess the law’s impact.

For instance, downward trends in sex offenses began before Megan’s Law implementation in 1995 and have continued since. The report’s authors explain that the influence of Megan’s Law on those overall trends cannot be definitively determined, in part because it wasn’t possible to distinguish between decreases in first-time and repeat offenses, the latter of which could show a more direct impact of the law.

But that entire argument ignores the primary motive of Megan’s Law — arming parents with knowledge of a sex offender living in their midst, to better allow them to protect their children. Another limitation of the study, as explained by the authors, is that no attempt was made to assess any increase in community surveillance resulting from Megan’s Law, or whether that helped in allowing the public to take more protective action.

Yet that was the motivation for Megan’s Law. What good is a study exploring the effectiveness of Megan’s Law without considering those elements? Advocates certainly hoped that one end result of Megan’s Law would be fewer sex offenses — and the number of sex offenses does continue to drop. But the focus of the law was to alert parents and residents to a sex offender living near them, after 7-year-old Megan Kanka was raped and killed in 1994 by a neighbor who was a twice-convicted sex offender.

Maureen Kanka, Megan’s mother, said Friday that the law — which has been adopted in all 50 states — was never intended to alter sex offenders’ behavior or prevent them from going elsewhere to commit another offense. “It was to provide an awareness to the public, which it has done,” she said.

The corrections study deserves examination, but we disagree with its strong hints that the law isn’t worth the money. Try telling parents that because the state’s not sure how much of a deterrent Megan’s Law might be, sex offenders will once again be able to move in next door with no community awareness of their past.

OUR POSITION:

A new study assessing the effectiveness of Megan’s Law misses the mark on the goals of the law.

ARTICLE here which includes a comment by BigBobHale who claims the real purpose of the Megan’s Law is to put the blame for a sexual crime on the person who committed it rather than where the blame belongs — the parent of the victim.

Published in: on February 9, 2009 at 3:37 am  Leave a Comment  

Dennis Woodard – told to stay away from schools after leering at boys

A high-risk sex offender has been told to stay away from schools in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, where he has been spotted at boys’ athletic events.

School Superintendent Mark P. Mondanaro sent a letter this week to Dennis Woodard of Kenmore, barring him from school property. It’s the only legal option available.

“He doesn’t even have probation anymore,” said Kenmore Police Chief Carl J. LaCorte. “He served his time.”

But as a Level 3, or high-risk, offender, Woodard will remain on the state’s sex offender registry for the rest of his life. Every year, he’s required to register in person at the local police department and have a photograph taken.

A former elementary school science teacher and coach in Central New York, Woodard, 65, was arrested in 1993 on federal charges that he sold pornographic videos and photos of young boys. He subsequently pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and sexually exploiting a youth, and spent more than a decade in prison on that conviction and a parole violation.

Woodard moved to Kenmore, where his parents lived, several years ago.

LaCorte said he suggested Woodard be barred from district property in a conversation with the school superintendent earlier this week.

“It’s sacred ground, to the point where simple trespass on the outside . . . is a misdemeanor because it’s a school,” the police chief said. Conviction on a misdemeanor count of trespass carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail.

Parents had notified police and district officials about Woodard’s presence at swimming meets and wrestling matches.

“I [saw] him at the last swim meet,” said Pam Coniglio, referring to an event Tuesday at Kenmore West High School. Her son, Tyler, is on Kenmore East’s swimming team.

“The idea of this guy looking at my son in a swimming suit . . .,” she said Friday. “He has no kids on the swim team. He has no reason to be there.”

Coniglio said she heard from other parents that Woodard also attended a swim meet in North Tonawanda.

She said she called the superintendent Wednesday and he took immediate action.

“We heard it from a parent. The superintendent got right on it,” Michael B. Haggerty, a district spokesman, said Friday.

Besides the letter, all district employees have been put on alert, Haggerty said. If Woodard is seen on district property, he’s to be removed and district officials notified, he said.

Previously, Haggerty said, the Ken-Ton community was told about Woodard living in the area through the notification provision in Megan’s Law.

Coniglio wants the word out about his recent activities.

“I would like to prevent something before it happens to any kid,” she said.

Dennis Woodard – told to stay away from schools after leering at boys

A high-risk sex offender has been told to stay away from schools in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, where he has been spotted at boys’ athletic events.

School Superintendent Mark P. Mondanaro sent a letter this week to Dennis Woodard of Kenmore, barring him from school property. It’s the only legal option available.

“He doesn’t even have probation anymore,” said Kenmore Police Chief Carl J. LaCorte. “He served his time.”

But as a Level 3, or high-risk, offender, Woodard will remain on the state’s sex offender registry for the rest of his life. Every year, he’s required to register in person at the local police department and have a photograph taken.

A former elementary school science teacher and coach in Central New York, Woodard, 65, was arrested in 1993 on federal charges that he sold pornographic videos and photos of young boys. He subsequently pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and sexually exploiting a youth, and spent more than a decade in prison on that conviction and a parole violation.

Woodard moved to Kenmore, where his parents lived, several years ago.

LaCorte said he suggested Woodard be barred from district property in a conversation with the school superintendent earlier this week.

“It’s sacred ground, to the point where simple trespass on the outside . . . is a misdemeanor because it’s a school,” the police chief said. Conviction on a misdemeanor count of trespass carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail.

Parents had notified police and district officials about Woodard’s presence at swimming meets and wrestling matches.

“I [saw] him at the last swim meet,” said Pam Coniglio, referring to an event Tuesday at Kenmore West High School. Her son, Tyler, is on Kenmore East’s swimming team.

“The idea of this guy looking at my son in a swimming suit . . .,” she said Friday. “He has no kids on the swim team. He has no reason to be there.”

Coniglio said she heard from other parents that Woodard also attended a swim meet in North Tonawanda.

She said she called the superintendent Wednesday and he took immediate action.

“We heard it from a parent. The superintendent got right on it,” Michael B. Haggerty, a district spokesman, said Friday.

Besides the letter, all district employees have been put on alert, Haggerty said. If Woodard is seen on district property, he’s to be removed and district officials notified, he said.

Previously, Haggerty said, the Ken-Ton community was told about Woodard living in the area through the notification provision in Megan’s Law.

Coniglio wants the word out about his recent activities.

“I would like to prevent something before it happens to any kid,” she said.

Richard Dillard – Repeat Sex Offender – Habitual Pervert

“He is a continuing menace to young children
because he cannot control his behavior.”


A registered sex offender was sent to state prison yesterday for the sexual assault of several young girls in the township.

Richard Dillard, 41, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Superior Court Judge James J. Morley. In May, the township man pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

“This is a tragic and troubling case,” the judge said “He is a continuing menace to young children because he cannot control his behavior.”

Dillard was charged in 2006 with the sexual assault of five young girls from 1996 to 2000. They ranged in age from 3 to 9, authorities said.

Police launched an investigation after the girls told their mothers of the assaults. Dillard had befriended the girls’ families and lived with them when the assaults took place, authorities said.

Morley said Dillard has a history of similar offenses involving children. In 2002, he was required to register with the state as a sex offender after a conviction for endangering the welfare of a child.

He was classified as a Tier 2 offender, meaning he had a moderate
likelihood of committing another offense.

Dillard must now serve 8 years before being eligible for parole. He will serve his time at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, a state prison that offers treatment for sex offenders.

When he is paroled, he will again have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be under community supervision for life.

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

Richard Dillard – Repeat Sex Offender – Habitual Pervert

“He is a continuing menace to young children
because he cannot control his behavior.”


A registered sex offender was sent to state prison yesterday for the sexual assault of several young girls in the township.

Richard Dillard, 41, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Superior Court Judge James J. Morley. In May, the township man pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

“This is a tragic and troubling case,” the judge said “He is a continuing menace to young children because he cannot control his behavior.”

Dillard was charged in 2006 with the sexual assault of five young girls from 1996 to 2000. They ranged in age from 3 to 9, authorities said.

Police launched an investigation after the girls told their mothers of the assaults. Dillard had befriended the girls’ families and lived with them when the assaults took place, authorities said.

Morley said Dillard has a history of similar offenses involving children. In 2002, he was required to register with the state as a sex offender after a conviction for endangering the welfare of a child.

He was classified as a Tier 2 offender, meaning he had a moderate
likelihood of committing another offense.

Dillard must now serve 8 years before being eligible for parole. He will serve his time at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, a state prison that offers treatment for sex offenders.

When he is paroled, he will again have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be under community supervision for life.

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

Richard Dillard – Repeat Sex Offender – Habitual Pervert

“He is a continuing menace to young children
because he cannot control his behavior.”


A registered sex offender was sent to state prison yesterday for the sexual assault of several young girls in the township.

Richard Dillard, 41, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Superior Court Judge James J. Morley. In May, the township man pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

“This is a tragic and troubling case,” the judge said “He is a continuing menace to young children because he cannot control his behavior.”

Dillard was charged in 2006 with the sexual assault of five young girls from 1996 to 2000. They ranged in age from 3 to 9, authorities said.

Police launched an investigation after the girls told their mothers of the assaults. Dillard had befriended the girls’ families and lived with them when the assaults took place, authorities said.

Morley said Dillard has a history of similar offenses involving children. In 2002, he was required to register with the state as a sex offender after a conviction for endangering the welfare of a child.

He was classified as a Tier 2 offender, meaning he had a moderate
likelihood of committing another offense.

Dillard must now serve 8 years before being eligible for parole. He will serve his time at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, a state prison that offers treatment for sex offenders.

When he is paroled, he will again have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be under community supervision for life.

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

Ralph Raymond Evans – Repeat Sex Offender

It’s a sordid tale. An Elk Grove businessman who employed teens and brought costumed mascots to children’s parties now faces rape and child pornography charges. And no one but police knew Ralph Raymond Evans is also a registered sex offender, with a past misdemeanor conviction for possessing child pornography.

“Very shocked, very appalled,” said one woman who was once a client of Evans’ company called Mascot Marketers. “His staffing, from what I remember and dealt with, were all teenagers. And then the secondary part of his business being ‘Mascot Parties,’ all about the kids.”

Evans, 39, is a convicted sex offender who registered as required with Elk Grove police, but because his prior conviction is considered a lesser offense he’s not posted on the public Megan’s Law Web site.

“Actually that went through the rumor mill that he was a registered sex offender. So of course that was the first thing I went and did, looked it up on the Web site, didn’t find him there,” said the former business client who doesn’t want her identity disclosed. “As a proactive parent I’m very disturbed that he wasn’t on there.”

According to search warrant affidavits obtained by News10, Evans employed as many as 26 people, many of them underage teens, to wear the mascot costumes. Several of them were part of last May’s annual Elk Grove Western Festival parade.

What even police didn’t know is that Evans changed his first name to Raymond, using that name as owner of Mascot Marketers, Mascot Parties, and other businesses he ran from his home.

“It’s one of those things that unfortunately slipped through the cracks as far as his name change and that association,” said Elk Grove police Sgt. Chris Trim. “It is scary just because of the nature of the accusations, also his past criminal history.”

The new charges mushroomed from an investigation into domestic violence, according to Trim. Evans’ ex-wife complained he was violating a restraining order and stalking her.

He’s now accused of breaking into her house, installing hidden video cameras and secretly taping his ex-wife and her children. Further investigation brought forward an 18-year-old woman Evans allegedly brought to his house. Evans got her intoxicated, raped her and videotaped the encounter, according to the affidavit.

During the search, detectives found at least 149 pornographic pictures plus other negatives. One now-adult woman identified those as sexually explicit photos of her taken when she was 15 to 17 years old.

As Evans remains in jail on no bail, his HumVee adorned with advertising for his mascot business sits in the driveway of his house. Several security cameras can be seen covering the outside of the house, as well as the house next door which Evans also reportedly owns.

Evans actually has three cases pending against him in Sacramento Superior Court. One involves felony burglary, stalking and secretly recording someone in a private setting. The second includes two counts of rape using involuntary intoxication. The third case is possession of child pornography, a felony due to his prior conviction.

Detectives are waiting for forensic analysis of computers seized from Evans which may contain more illegal images. In the meantime, they’re also conducting more interviews of his young employees.

“It is a great concern for us and that’s why we’ve taken the extra steps to make sure we contact people that were employed by his company,” said Trim. “We have detectives doing several interviews. However, we haven’t had any additional victims regarding any child incidents come forward.”

As for his exclusion from Megan’s Law, Trim said that’s all set by guidelines from the California Department of Justice. Of the 121 registered sex offenders in Elk Grove, 72 are on the public Web site. Statewide, 25 percent of registered sex offenders avoid the public scrutiny, according to DOJ.

“Ya know, I want to know where my children are. And if my children had been around him I would be a lot more offended by the fact that he wasn’t on there,” said Evans’ former client. “If you have been convicted of anything dealing with a child, as a parent and as a community, we need to be able to have that information.” “As far as someone sitting at their home computer, typing in his name, he would not come up,” said Trim. “So yes, we are relieved that this person is in custody.”

Evans’ defense attorney, Hayes Gable, declined to comment about the case. Evans could face 20 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

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