Charles Edward Smith Jr – Repeat Sex Offender

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


A registered sex offender from Woodsboro who offered to teach a 7-year-old girl about sex pleaded guilty today to sexual solicitation of a minor.

Frederick County Circuit Court Judge G. Edward Dwyer Jr. sentenced Charles Edward Smith Jr. to the maximum penalty — 10 years in the Maryland Division of Correction.

On March 14, Smith’s 58th birthday, he’ll be back before another judge for violating a previous probation.

At that time, Judge John H. Tisdale likely will impose 8 1/2 years of previously suspended prison time. And he could tack it on to the 10 years Dwyer imposed today.

13% of all new sex crimes are committed by
registered sex offenders.
Currently registered sex offenders are
one fifth of one percent of the population


0.2% of the population is committing 13%
of all NEW sex crimes
per Sarah Tofte

Charles Edward Smith Jr – Repeat Sex Offender

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


A registered sex offender from Woodsboro who offered to teach a 7-year-old girl about sex pleaded guilty today to sexual solicitation of a minor.

Frederick County Circuit Court Judge G. Edward Dwyer Jr. sentenced Charles Edward Smith Jr. to the maximum penalty — 10 years in the Maryland Division of Correction.

On March 14, Smith’s 58th birthday, he’ll be back before another judge for violating a previous probation.

At that time, Judge John H. Tisdale likely will impose 8 1/2 years of previously suspended prison time. And he could tack it on to the 10 years Dwyer imposed today.

13% of all new sex crimes are committed by
registered sex offenders.
Currently registered sex offenders are
one fifth of one percent of the population


0.2% of the population is committing 13%
of all NEW sex crimes
per Sarah Tofte

Repeat Sex Offender Gets 10 Years

ENFIELD — – A local man was sentenced by a federal judge to more than 10 years in prison for attempting to entice a minor into sex through the Internet and possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Kevin O’Connor said MondayJoseph Cote, 52, of 14 Linda Lane, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to 123 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

Cote pleaded guilty Oct. 19 to one count of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and one count of possession of child pornography.

He was arrested in November 2006 after police said he engaged in numerous online conversations with people he believed to be under the age of 16, but who were actually police officers from Vermont and Connecticut.During one of the conversations, Cote arranged to meet a Milford police officer, who was posing as a 14-year-old girl, at a coffee shop for sex, O’Connor said. Cote was arrested when he arrived at the shop.

Police subsequently found up to 20 images on Cote’s computer depicting minors, two of which involved pre-pubescent minors, engaged in sexually explicit activity.Cote, who was released on $300,000 bail following his arrest, was arrested again in May after he violated the terms of his release and used a computer to chat with a Newtown officer posing as a girl under the age of 18.

During the conversation, Cote told the Newtown officer that he had been arrested for trying to meet a girl and his computer was confiscated, but that he “got a new one.” At one point during the conversation, Cote also asked, “Do you have any condoms?”Since his arrest by the Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force in May, Cote has been detained and his bail revoked.

On Monday, Kravitz sentenced Cote to the mandatory minimum prison term of 10 years for attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, a concurrent 10-year term for possessing child pornography and an additional three months in prison for violating the terms of his bail.Cote will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

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Michael Sheets – arrested in an Internet sex sting


A Cumberland County man has been arrested in an Internet sex sting, officials said.

The state Attorney General’s office said Michael Sheets, of Newville, arranged to meet a girl he believed was 14 years old for sex.

Sheets was arrested Wednesday when he arrived at the meeting place.

The girl he was to meet was an undercover agent with the Attorney General’s child predator unit.

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Michael Sheets – arrested in an Internet sex sting


A Cumberland County man has been arrested in an Internet sex sting, officials said.

The state Attorney General’s office said Michael Sheets, of Newville, arranged to meet a girl he believed was 14 years old for sex.

Sheets was arrested Wednesday when he arrived at the meeting place.

The girl he was to meet was an undercover agent with the Attorney General’s child predator unit.

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Michael Sheets – arrested in an Internet sex sting


A Cumberland County man has been arrested in an Internet sex sting, officials said.

The state Attorney General’s office said Michael Sheets, of Newville, arranged to meet a girl he believed was 14 years old for sex.

Sheets was arrested Wednesday when he arrived at the meeting place.

The girl he was to meet was an undercover agent with the Attorney General’s child predator unit.

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Michael Sheets – arrested in an Internet sex sting


A Cumberland County man has been arrested in an Internet sex sting, officials said.

The state Attorney General’s office said Michael Sheets, of Newville, arranged to meet a girl he believed was 14 years old for sex.

Sheets was arrested Wednesday when he arrived at the meeting place.

The girl he was to meet was an undercover agent with the Attorney General’s child predator unit.

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Franklin man waives hearing in online sex case

Todd McMillen, 28, is accused of crimes involving what he thought was a 13-year-old girl.

A Franklin man charged with sex crimes after a three-month investigation into his online correspondence with who he believed was a teen-age girl waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Venango County Court. Todd A. McMillen, 28, of 143 Titan Lane, was arrested in December following an investigation during which an agent with the state attorney general’s child predator unit posed as a 13-year-old girl in a chat room police say is known to be used by online child predators.

Police say McMillen, a local bakery employee, first contacted a person he thought was a 13-year-old girl in a chat room titled “Romance” and subtitled “Pennsylvania5.” Posing as the girl, an agent with the attorney general’s child predator unit entered the chat room and was contacted on Aug. 29 by a person using the screen name “todd_mcmillen2003,” according to a police criminal complaint.

Over the next few months, McMillen chatted with the “child” three times, either using his computer or a neighbor’s, according to the complaint. During the interactions, McMillen would talk to the “girl” about sex, the complaint states. He would also expose himself over the Web camera, perform sex acts on himself, encourage her to perform sex acts on herself and discuss having sex with the girl, according to the complaint.

McMillen was charged with nine felony counts including three counts of unlawful contact with a minor, three counts of attempt obscene and other sexual materials and performances and three counts of criminal use of a communication facility. McMillen is being represented by Chief Public Defender Amy Johnston. He was arraigned in December before District Judge Douglas Dinberg and placed in the Venango County jail where he remains on $50,000 straight bail.

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