Stacey Alan Glenn – Repeat Sex Offender – Driving Naked tries to kidnap a new victim


Wilmington | City police charged a local man with kidnapping and indecent exposure Thursday and are now seeking information from the public about related offenses.

Stacey Alan Glenn, 41, of 7055 Masonboro Sound Road is in the New Hanover County jail on $100,000 secured bond, according to a press release from Lucy Crockett, public affairs officer for the Wilmington Police Department.

The incident leading to his arrest occurred about 3 a.m. May 22 near North Sixth and Red Cross streets. A woman was trying to hail a cab when she was approached by a man driving a blue car who offered her a ride. The woman got in, thinking the car was a taxi.

After entering the car, the woman realized the driver was naked, and she tried to get out. The man grabbed her hair and clothing, but she was able to open the car door. The driver accelerated, and the forward momentum threw the victim from the car. She received multiple abrasions from being thrown onto the pavement.

Wilmington detectives used the victim’s information and other leads to get a warrant for Glenn, Crockett said.

Glenn is a convicted sex offender in Colorado who has lived in Wilmington since 2006, Crockett said, and now police are seeking information from the public about related offenses.

Glenn drives a light blue, 1994 4-door Ford Taurus. Anyone with any information is asked to call the police department at 343-3600.

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

Vernie Burns – Repeat Sex Offender – Gets Life for being a Repeat Sex Offender

A 42-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms for molesting children.

Vernie Burns will have no chance of parole for 40 years, Wyandotte County Judge J. Dexter Burdette ordered Friday.

Burns was accused of molesting three victims in their home in Kansas City, Kan., a press release from the Wyandotte County district attorney’s office said. In November, a jury convicted Burns of two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Burns had been convicted previously in Missouri for molesting an 8-year-old child. Because he is a repeat offender, the judge was able to sentence Burns to the mandatory 40 years.

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

Graeme Paul Hancock – Repeat Sex Offender "I can’t control myself"

A convicted sex offender wearing an electronic tag told police he could not control his sexual urges when he was caught photographing a naked child at South Bank Parklands yesterday, a court has heard.

Graeme Paul Hancock, 24, described in Brisbane Magistrates Court today as a “serious, dangerous sexual predator”, was arrested about 1.30pm while allegedly using a mobile phone camera to photograph a five year-old girl.

The girl was naked as she played on the shoreline.

It was revealed during a hearing this morning Hancock had a history of committing sexual offences against children and had served time in jail.

Since his release in February, he has been living under a supervision order at a facility at Wacol.

He was charged following his latest arrest with making child exploitation material, possessing child exploitation material and contravening a supervision order.

Sergeant Rebecca McDonald said Hancock told police he couldn’t control himself and if he saw a young girl wearing a skirt he would have to try and look up it.

Sergeant McDonald opposed his release on bail on the grounds he posed a risk of reoffending.

“It would be a great concern for him to go back out into the community and allowed to be a predator to small children.”

Duty lawyer Caroline Hunter said Hancock, who suffers from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and Aspergers syndrome, wears an ankle bracelet to allow Corrective Services officers to monitor his movements.

Ms Hunter said she understood the Wacol facility in which he lived could tighten Hancock’s supervision restrictions so that he would not be allowed out.

Magistrate Linda Bradford-Morgan adjourned the bail application in order for more information about the facility to be obtained for the court.

A decision about his release will be made on Thursday.

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

David Harold Earls – Daughter comes forward "He raped me too"


The daughter of David Harold Earls, who received a one-year sentence last month after being convicted of raping a 4-year-old girl, says her father raped her when she was a child.

“He was a monster,” Denise Earls, 43, said Friday. “He got a year sentence. I got a life sentence.”

Attorney General Drew Edmondson said his office is looking into the allegations.

“My investigators have talked to this newly identified victim,” he said. “We’re attempting to determine whether, in all likelihood, the statute of limitations has run on those offenses. But it would be additional information that if there were a trial of this person, Earls, that information may be admissible to show the propensity to commit this kind of crime.

“What I’m asking my office to do is, even if we’re barred from doing whatever Mr. Earls pled to, are there other crimes that he committed against this victim or this victim’s sibling that have not been wrapped up in this plea bargain that might be revived in a new prosecution?” Edmondson said.

Earls, 64, is scheduled to serve just three more months in a county jail and won’t go to prison. The one-year plea bargain took into account the time he was booked and held in jail since Sept. 24, 2008.

As a result, Earls is tentatively scheduled to be released Sept. 24, Pittsburg County jail administrator Missi Eldridge said.

Earls pleaded no contest last month to charges of first-degree rape and forcible sodomy.

As part of a plea bargain, he was sentenced to a year of incarceration and 19 years of a 20-year sentence were suspended.

The May 13 plea bargain and the child’s pretrial court appearance in front of Earls brought national and international outcries, even threats to the district attorney, J.B. Miller, whose assistants agreed to the sentence.

Two state representatives have called for proceedings to oust District Judge Thomas Bartheld, who accepted the plea bargain.

His assistants and the child’s family feared the girl would freeze up during the planned closed circuit testimony, Miller said. That, along with Earls’ age and his terminal cancer led to the plea bargain before the trial began.

Tim Mills, Earls’ attorney, did not return calls for comment.

Denise Earls has established a pleasant life with her husband, daughter and grandchildren, and long ago separated from her father’s family.

So she knew nothing of her father’s criminal case until her estranged mother called this week.

She said her father’s sentence angers her.

“They have computers, they have all kinds of ways to determine that he has family members,” she said. “You would have thought they would have tried to contact me to see if anything happened to me.”

She said she is coming forward in hopes her story eventually will get Earls a longer prison term.

“With the judge and DA, they need to be held accountable for their decisions,” she said.

The inappropriate touching began when she was 8 years old, she said. Her father was divorced from her mother when she was 1 year old, she said. She seldom heard from him, she said.

The Oklahoman typically doesn’t identify rape victims, but Denise Earls said she wants to be identified and share story told.

She said she was living with her mother and grandmother in Blackwell when her father stopped by in 1974 and spent one night in the washroom behind the garage.

She said that’s where he raped her.

Her father told her if she told anyone, she would no longer be allowed to live with her grandmother, she said. So she kept quiet.

“I was too afraid,” she said. “My grandmother was my rock. My grandmother was my savior. She’s the reason I’m a good person today.”

Denise Earls said she confronted her father in 1995, after she’d been married many years.

“He said, ‘I was drunk. I’m sorry. I don’t remember,’” she said.

“I said, ‘I have vivid memories.’”

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

Philippe Dessart – Repeat Sex Offender – moving back in with victim and marrying his mother

A twice-convicted Belgian paedophile who moved into a victim’s home after being released from a Cambodian prison plans to marry the victim’s mother, national media reported Tuesday.

Anti-trafficking police said Philippe Dessart, who was released from prison April 4, proposed to his victim’s mother shortly before he left for Belgium on June 3, The Cambodia Daily reported.

Dessart was released after serving three years of an 18-year prison term for abusing the then-13-year-old boy after a successful appeal of his sentence.

Anti-paedophile groups said in April that they were shocked to discover Dessart had moved in with his victim, now 16, after his release and expressed concern over a younger male sibling also living in the house.

Police said Dessart travelled to Belgium to arrange documents for the marriage and would return to Cambodia in the next few weeks.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced Belgian Philippe Dessart to 18 years in prison for child sex abuse, finding that the 47-year-old former teacher was an incorrigible repeat sex offender.

A Belgian court convicted Dessart of child rape and torture in 1994, sentencing him to five years, of which he served three.

Frederic Huyghe said that his brother Pierre, one of Dessart’s three Belgian victims, had expressed relief when told of the verdict but felt concern for the family of his Cambodian victim. “I know it ate at my father for years,” Huyghe said.

Dessart was arrested April 10 at a Phnom Penh guesthouse in the company of a boy, then 13 years old, who authorities said was naked and had engaged in sexual relations with Dessart for two to three years.

In his verdict, Ke Sakhorn said Dessart paid the victim’s family for access to the boy, whom he repeatedly abused. The Belgian had recanted an incriminating confession to police in an effort to escape prosecution, the judge said. “Philippe Dessart was incorrigible when he came to Cambodia and committed debauchery against the boy,” he added.

Dessart’s defense team had hammered away at length at the prosecution’s case, pointing out that all testimony implicating Dessart had been recanted and that police searched Dessart’s room without a warrant and provided no physical evidence. Dessart testified that police had offered to help him if he confessed to the crime.

However Keo Thea, deputy director of the municipal anti-trafficking police, said Dessart had freely confessed during interrogation and even acted out his relations with the boy.

“He said he wanted to marry [the boy] and I said only in the future when he becomes an adult,” Keo Thea testified.

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

David Elliman – Repeat Sex Offender – Indefinite Sentence Imposed


A CONVICTED paedophile who groomed a 15-year-old schoolboy for sex after befriending him on an internet social networking site has been locked up indefinitely.

David Elliman, 27, had only been released from prison for earlier offences of child abuse three weeks before he posed as a 17-year-old youth and asked to be a friend of the schoolboy on his “Bebo” account, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

The following day Elliman had arranged to meet the boy at Ipswich Railway Station and had then taken him back to his hotel room and sexually assaulted him.

Elliman, who had been staying at the Station Hotel, Ipswich, admitted offences of sexual grooming and sexual assault.

Judge John Holt passed an indeterminate prison sentence on Elliman for public protection and said he would have to serve at least two years in prison before he could be considered for release by the parole board.

Sentencing Elliman the judge said he had groomed the boy by means of the Bebo social networking site on the internet.

He said it was clear from text messages seen by the police that Elliman intended that the meeting between him and the boy should be the first of several similar encounters.

He said Elliman had been jailed for 15 months in 2005 for three offences of sexual assault on boys aged 12 and 14 and for possessing indecent images of children.

He had been subject to an extended period of licence on his release and had subsequently been returned to prison for two breaches of his licence which arose out of him befriending a child and being seen near a children’s play area.

Elliman had been released from prison on February 25 this year and the offences currently before the court had taken place three weeks later on March 14.

Judge Holt said a probation report on Elliman said there had been an escalation in the seriousness of his offending and considered that he posed a serious risk of causing harm to children in the community.

In addition to jailing Elliman the judge imposed a Sexual Offences Prevention Order restricting his future use of the internet and contact with children under 16.

He was also ordered to sign on the Sex Offenders’ Register.

Patricia Doggett, prosecuting, said that after taking the boy to his hotel room Elliman had pushed the boy backwards on the bed before removing his jeans and underwear and performing a sex act on him.

Afterwards the boy had caught a bus home and had later been contacted by Elliman on MSN asking him if he had enjoyed himself and asking if would like to do it again, said Miss Doggett.

Thereafter there had been some communication between Elliman and the boy concerning a jacket the boy wanted Elliman to buy him because he thought he had been “used” by him.

Roger Thomson for Elliman said his client’s previous offending clearly aggravated the current offences.

He said that Elliman hadn’t restrained the boy.

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

Patrick Brendon Smith – Repeat Sex Offender – Court did not know of previous convictions


A child rapist only received a year sentence for attacking a paper girl because a court was unaware of his previous convictions, it has emerged.

Patrick Brendon Smith was jailed for 12 years in Ireland for attacks, and then another six years for more offences.

A judge said he was “very concerned” the UK police computer had been updated but the courts had not been informed.

Smith was given an indefinite sentence at Caernarfon Crown Court for trying to groom two girls for sex in Wrexham.

Probation officials admit there were “gaps” in information when it came to housing him at a hostel in the town.

Smith, 44, pleaded guilty to the grooming charges last month, sparking a protest at the Plas y Wern probation hostel in Plas Madoc by angry residents.

They have been bitterly opposed to the centre housing known sex offenders so close to the housing estate.

The Probation Service, which runs the Plas y Wern hostel said the case had “highlighted a number of issues including the fact that there were gaps in the information supplied to north Wales probation area about Smith’s offending background”.

But BBC Wales has discovered that the courts which dealt with him when his was last jailed in Lancashire were also unaware of Smith’s horrific past.

Smith, who is originally from County Meath in Ireland, was jailed for 12 years in 1998 after being convicted of raping a seven-year-old girl.

Smith then set up home in Blackpool in 2008, shortly after being released from a further six year jail sentence in Ireland for sexual attacks on a 13-year-old girl and a 58-year-old woman.

Living in the seaside town under the name of Patrick Reilly, within weeks he dragged a 13-year-old paper girl to the ground while on her early morning round, demanded sex and threatened to kill her.

He was arrested and finally sentenced in October 2008.

A spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service told BBC Wales: “This person was prosecuted under the name of Patrick Reilly, and we were not aware of his previous convictions.

“In this case, we didn’t have any information.”

However, it emerged at Friday’s sentencing hearing at Caernarfon Crown Court, that prior to being sentenced in Preston, information about Smith’s rape offences had been updated on to the UK’s police national database.

“The information reached the police national computer, but the court was not informed of its existence for a reason for which there is no explanation,” said the sentencing judge in Caernarfon, Merfyn Hughes QC.

He said that he was “very concerned” about the issue.

Responding to the case, a spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “”We note the comments made by the judge in this case.

“Cleary, we will always look to see if lessons can be learned from individual cases but we would make the point that at the time of concluding our files for the Crown Prosecution Service we provided all of the information that was currently available to us.”

‘Significant risk’

The court heard that Smith was arrested at the Plas y Wern hostel in January this year, after trying to persuade a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old girl to meet him in a pub car park at Acrefair.

He offered to “take them for a spin” in his car, and offered to buy them alcohol, said prosecutor Andrew Green.

“They said no because they had school the next day,” said Mr Green.

“However, he persisted and they agreed to meet him later that week.”

But one of the girls “went straight home and told her mother what had happened”, added the prosecution.

Smith pleaded guilty to two offences of trying to arrange or facilitate sexual activity with a child.

Sentencing, Judge Hughes said Smith’s previous convictions and pre-sentence reports convinced him that the sex offender was a “significant risk of serious harm” to the public.

He said an assessment of Smith placed him at a “very high risk of reoffending, a high risk of sexual offending, and it is believed that the risk to young females is very high”.

The judge said he would be imposing a sentence of imprisonment for public protection.

It means Smith must serve a minimum jail term of two years and three months before he can apply for parole.

However, a parole board must then consider whether he still poses a risk, and Smith will stay in prison until he is no longer a public threat.

“A considerable amount of time would be required before you have addressed your factors to a sufficient degree,” added Judge Hughes.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Wesley Wayne Miller – Repeat Sex Offender – Killer heads back to prison

FORT WORTH — Wesley Wayne Miller, one of Tarrant County’s most notorious sexual predators and killers, is headed back to prison.

Miller, 46, violated terms of his civil commitment order by having a romantic relationship with a female jailer at a Tarrant County facility where he was housed after his release from prison.

For that violation and two others, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday under a plea agreement.

Before the plea was finalized, prosecutors consulted with the sister of Miller’s 1982 murder victim and with another woman he attempted to rape, said prosecutor Alana Minton.

Miller, a former Castleberry High School football star, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the stabbing death of Retha Stratton, an 18-year-old Castleberry cheerleader. He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison on an unrelated charge of burglary with intent to commit rape.

Over two decades, he was repeatedly released on mandatory supervision under a state law in effect when he was sentenced. Each time, he was sent back because he refused to participate in sex-offender counseling or was accused of another crime, including stalking a Wichita Falls woman.

In 2006, Miller became the first convicted murderer to be civilly committed under a 1999 law, which was expanded in 2006 to include killers with sexually motivated conduct.

That meant that Miller, after he was released from prison in 2007, had to live in supervised housing, follow a long list of rules and be supervised by the Council on Sex Offender Treatment.

After initially being sent to another facility, he was housed in Tarrant County’s Cold Springs unit. Last May, he was charged with violating the rules by having a relationship with a 21-year-old jailer. He was then transferred to the county’s downtown facility, where he was charged with two other violations — visiting with his father and brother, who had been taken off his approved-visitors list.

Miller’s attorney, Curtis Fortinberry, contended that the charges should be thrown out because the civil commitment rules did not apply because he was living in a secure facility.

Judge Mike Thomas denied Fortinberry’s motion to quash the indictments.

After his ruling, Fortinberry said Miller agreed to plead guilty to all three charges in exchange for concurrent 10 years sentences. If he had been convicted by a jury, he faced 20-year sentences on each of the three charges because of his prior convictions, Fortinberry said.

Because prosecutors were asking that the three sentences be served consecutively, Miller was looking at 60 years in prison if he hadn’t taken the plea, he said.

However, Miller will not be eligible for parole on his 10-year sentence under terms of the civil commitment law, Minton said. That means he will have to serve all 10 years, she said.

Miller will be allowed to appeal the judge’s ruling on the motion. Fortinberry said he hopes an appellate court will rule that the civil commitment law is unconstitutional.

“We’re looking for some appellate court to clarify the law,” he said. “If they declare it unconstitutional, the Legislature will clean it up and make it right. It’s a good law. It serves its purpose, but the way it’s written does not.”

Minton disagrees.

“He’s saying that because Mr. Miller is housed at Cold Springs, he is being confined; therefore the rules don’t apply,” she said. “But the law doesn’t say that. It says he can be housed in any facility the Council of Sex Offender Treatment say he can and he has to follow the civil commitment rules.

“Mr. Miller was aware of what his requirements were under his civil commitment. He knowingly violated those requirements and this is the consequence.”

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

………Sarah Tofte

Justin Rabon – Repeat Sex Offender – escaped registry by pleading down

When we crunched the numbers, we learned that the majority of sex crimes in our state are either dropped or plead down.

“The problem is they’re not convicted of the appropriate sexual crime they are committing and there’s no tracking of that,” says Westbrook.

ERSHAW COUNTY, SC A mother says her son was sexually abused, but the person accused was never convicted of a sex crime.

Now she questions the system set up to keep our kids safe. What she has to say might make you take a second look at who you and your children are hanging out with.

“I can’t see how it’s not rape. You’re taking the innocence of a child,” the woman says.

She says her four-year-old son was sexually assaulted by a 17-year-old. She still remembers the shock when her kindergartner told her something on a car ride that she couldn’t ignore.

“He said this person licked his pee pee and then he also said ‘umm, he put his pee pee in my bottom,” the mother says.

Seven years later, the suspect in her son’s case is now 22, according to his MySpace page. He was charged for having sex with a 14-year-old girl in Kershaw County.

Three days later he faced similar charges, according to a police report, this time in Fairfield County.

At this point, Justin Rabon has never been convicted of a sex crime, and he’s never served a day in jail.

“He’s still walking the streets,” the mother says, she feels in part because of a difficult decision she had to make on behalf of her little boy

“I don’t think we got justice for him,” she says.

Back then she gave it long hard thought: Should she put her four-year-old son on the stand? At first the answer seemed clear: yes.

But she says it never occurred to her how long it would take for her son’s case to actually make it before a judge. She says after three years and three different prosecutors, her family finally got a court date. It’s time her son spent in counseling trying to heal.

“For it to take three years and then have to go back and do that to him again, we couldn’t do that,” she says.

She says she was told that without her child’s testimony, the case wasn’t a surefire win, she says she agreed to a plea bargain. The court found him guilty of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and Rabon was sentenced to probation and counseling.

“The charge we had to plea bargain had no sexual reference whatsoever,” the mother says.

“It doesn’t indicate the sex crime that it really was. That is a huge problem,” says BeBe Westbrook, an advocate for victims of sexual assault.

When we crunched the numbers, we learned that the majority of sex crimes in our state are either dropped or plead down.

“The problem is they’re not convicted of the appropriate sexual crime they are committing and there’s no tracking of that,” says Westbrook.

That’s part of the reason the mom says she wants you to hear her story. She says the system is broken, starting with the time it takes for a young victim to get to court.

“I know they have their plate full, but we need to find a way to get the child’s story while it’s fresh, not wait two years, three years. Even a year, that’s just too long,” the mother says.

Her other reason for talking now, according to the statement in a police report the 14-year-old made back in June 2008, her mother doesn’t know she had sex with Rabon.

The girl told police she’s afraid he may be having sex with another middle school student, prompting the 4-year-old’s mom to wonder if it would have made a difference now if she had made a different decision back then.

Justin Rabon’s attorney said he does not want to comment on the case right now. Prosecutors say they hope to call the Kershaw County case to court sometime this summer.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Jack Trawick – A Repeat Sex Offender – Executed in Alabama


A 62-year-old man who begged the judge at his trial to have him put him to death for the rape and murder of a young woman has been executed by lethal injection in Alabama, prison officials said Friday.

Jack Trawick was executed late Thursday after having been convicted of the murder of a 21-year-old woman in October 1992.

Local media reported that he had confessed to the murders of three other young women. Having been sentenced several times in the past, his lawyer had asked in vain that Trawick should not be paroled until he had followed a program for sex offenders.

All appeals to halt his execution were dropped, although his lawyers continued to insist that he was suffering from a mental illness.

Trawick was the fifth person to be put to death by lethal injection this year in the state.

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

Unless they’re dead

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