Benjamin Paul Green – Whining Internet Predator gets only 12 years


A convicted Internet predator who was planning to drink alcohol and have sex with a 14-year-old girl will spend the next 12 years in prison.

An Aiken County jury took less than an hour to convict Benjamin Paul Green, IV, 29, of Grey’s Inn Road in Columbia of attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor and attempted solicitation of a minor.

Green sobbed, holding his clasped hands to his forehead as Judge Doyet A. “Jack” Early Jr. pronounced sentence. Then, Green, a father of two, fell forward to the bar before he was removed from the courtroom yelling “But, I have babies.”

The defendant engaged in an online chat with an Aiken County Sheriff’s Office investigator who was fishing for predators under the username “LittleMandy14SC.”

After a sexually explicit conversation in which the “girl” agreed to meet for sex, Green hoped in his two-door Oldsmobile and with a bottle of liquor, condoms and a sexual drug supplement, drove an hour to Beech Island.

“For the defendant, the Internet was a doorway into little Mandy,” Assistant Attorney General Suzanne Ringler said in closing. “The defendant intended to walk through it and into little Mandy’s bedroom.”

When he arrived, Green was arrested by three Aiken County investigators.

Green’s computer was seized. Pictures of himself that he had sent to the “girl,” including two photos of his genitals, where found on his computer. Further analysis showed a previous chat with a 17-year-old in which meeting for sex was discussed and Green told her “I got in trouble before, so I’m scared.”

As a defense, attorney Michael McMullen called the woman whose picture was used on the profile of “LittleMandy14SC.” Taken when she was 24, McMullen stressed his client was meeting someone as old as in the picture.

In the chat, however, Green acknowledged the age of the “girl” on several occasions.

In a rambling, disjointed closing, McMullen moved tangentially around the facts and attacked the law itself – which he was rebuked for several times by Early.

McMullen blamed the chat provider, Yahoo.com, for allowing kids on their sites and also claimed all of the chat was fantasy.

“This was no fantasy. He brought his condoms, he brought his liquor, he brought his supplements to make sure it happened,” Ringler said. “He had the whole evening planned.”

“The evidence was overwhelming, way beyond reasonable doubt,” Early said at sentencing. “We have to protect our children… Thank goodness we have this task force that is able to prevent this type of crime.”

Anthony Mark Bianch – Repeat Sex Offender – Convicted BabyRaper

Bianch’s Attorney argued that treatment of children in Moldova culture is different from that in the United States.

“Holding a 15-year-old down and performing anal rape
is not acceptable in anybody’s culture”

In August 2007, a jury found Bianchi guilty of traveling to Moldova and Romania for sex with boys. Of the 10 victims who came to testify in the U.S., two were raped, three were sexually assaulted, two were molested and two were contacted by phone to set up a sexual encounter.

Anthony Mark Bianchi, a North Wildwood multimillionaire sex tourist, graded young boys he raped, molested or attempted to seduce in Eastern Europe, according to a notebook seized by authorities.

Bianchi, 46, even marked the ones who got away, writing “no” in his notebook, after his translator and pimp, Ion Gusin, procured only the poorest children of Romania and Moldova, where Gusin is serving 20 years.

Yesterday, during a 4 1/2 hour sentencing in federal court, Bianchi received the federal equivalent of his own grade when he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for being a sexual predator of boys.

U.S. District Judge Bruce Kauffman said that he would request that Bianchi – once treated for impotence – serve the time in a facility that treats sexual offenders.

In August 2007, a jury found Bianchi guilty of traveling to Moldova and Romania for sex with boys. Of the 10 victims who came to testify in the U.S., two were raped, three were sexually assaulted, two were molested and two were contacted by phone to set up a sexual encounter.

“We want to assure people abroad that we will hold our citizens accountable for sex crimes abroad,” said John Kelleghan, special agent-in-charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

ICE was tipped off to Bianchi’s sex activities before he reentered the United States in 2006.

Seeking a five-to-seven-year sentence, Bianchi’s attorney, Pat Harris, of the celebrity Los Angeles law firm Geragos & Geragos, argued that looking at child pornography of toddlers is “far worse than what he did.”

“Far worse than rape?” asked an incredulous Kauffman.

Harris argued that treatment of children in Moldova culture is different from that in the United States.

“Holding a 15-year-old down and performing anal rape is not acceptable in anybody’s culture,” newly named interim U.S. Attorney Michael Levy said outside the court.

“This was the worst case I’ve handled in terms of callousness and number of victims,” said Levy.

The judge could have given Bianchi 30 years, the top of the sentencing range.

Kauffman also ordered Bianchi to a lifetime of supervised release, fined him $50,000 and ordered him to pay restitution of $47,950.20, which would go toward two years of therapy for his sex-abuse victims.

The judge also allowed investigators to look into Bianchi’s finances, once tallied at $2.6 million, after he claimed that he was destitute.

The judge ruled that the Bureau of Prisons could place monitoring devices on computers he might use.

Once Bianchi is released, the judge ordered that he have one year of house arrest, wear an electronic monitoring device and maintain a phone accessible to the probation office.

The judge also placed other restrictions on him:

* No contact with anyone under 18 years-old;

* No volunteer work with minors;

* No access to the Internet;

* Provide authorities with his DNA;

* Register with the state sexual-offender registry.

In 2000, Bianchi received a three-year sentence in Russia for having illicit sex with boys age 10 to 13. The U.S. Embassy persuaded Russia to release him after three months due to prison conditions. *

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

………Sarah Tofte

William Ploof – Repeat Sex Offender – Pedophile with Multiple Victims Whines for Release

Facts:

*Convicted of molesting boys in 1993

*Convicted of molesting boys in 1996

*Convicted of molesting boys in 1997

*Couldn’t finish treatment due to sexually assaulting inmates

*Diagnosed and self-described Pedophile

*Claims 20-50 victims.

William Ploof’s claim that he sexually assaulted 20 to 50 people, many of them minors, is horrible and inexcusable but not enough to keep him locked up beyond his sentence under the state’s new sexual predator law, his defense attorneys said yesterday.

Ploof’s past, which includes a 10-year prison sentence for two sexual assaults on one male victim, does not predetermine his future, public defender Lisa Wolford told jurors yesterday.

“Bill Ploof is a changed man,” she said.

Ploof, 49, is the first person to stand trial under the new law, which allows the state to incarcerate sex offenders for treatment beyond their prison sentences if a jury believes they are likely to commit more acts of sexual violence. Before serving his recent sentence, Ploof was convicted of misdemeanor sexual assaults on two teenage boys in 1991 and 1996.

Ploof finished his prison sentence in June 2007 without completing the sex offender treatment program. He tried twice, quitting the first time and being dismissed the second for sexual misconduct on another inmate, according to prison records.

Those failures as well as Ploof’s criminal past and diagnoses as a pedophile make him a candidate for further incarceration and treatment under the new law, according to county prosecutors. If convicted, Ploof would spend at least five years behind bars and would face more time if he remained dangerous. He remains incarcerated pending the outcome of the trial.

Yesterday, Ploof sat with his attorneys, expressionless, as he listened to prosecutors recount his many crimes against children.

After opening statements, a Hillsborough County Superior Court jury of four men and 11 women, three of them alternates, mostly heard about Ploof’s past and his self-described sexual addiction.

When asked to describe himself during his second attempt at treatment in 2003, Ploof wrote, “I’m one hell of a lover and . . . I’m a sex addict,” said former prison counselor Ron Converse.

Ploof also told counselors he had no values and would re-offend if he thought he could get away with it, Converse said.

Ploof has also said he felt controlled by his sexual fantasies against children and others and didn’t feel bad about his behaviors.

And while Ploof estimated his minor and adult victims to number between 20 and 50, he could remember specific details for only about 18 of his minor victims, prosecutors said. Most of those victims were between 9 and 15 while Ploof was between 25 and 35. He’s never been charged for most of those crimes.

Two victims of those crimes include a 9-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl. Ploof told prison counselors he sexually assaulted them because he found them attractive and because they “were there,” according to prison records.

In addition to Converse, other witnesses included one of Ploof’s teenage victims who is now 29, a prison sergeant who disciplined Ploof for sexual misconduct in prison and another prison therapist who treated Ploof.

The 29-year old man, who met Ploof through a friend in 1996 when he was 16 and Ploof was about 36, said Ploof propositioned him for sex. The man said he declined but woke up the next morning to find Ploof touching him sexually. The man said he shoved Ploof away and said no when Ploof then asked if he would like oral sex.

Wolford and co-counsel Tony Sculimbrene disputed the significance of Ploof’s history and said even though he did not complete the sex offender treatment program, the nearly 10 months he attended taught him how to control his impulses.

Ploof accepts responsibility for his past crimes, and he has saved money for an apartment and found treatment programs in anticipation of his release from prison. His honesty during treatment in prison should not penalize him now, Wolford said.

She told jurors a defense expert will tell them Ploof does not remain a danger if released.

To keep Ploof in custody for additional treatment, the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office must convince jurors of three things: He’s been convicted of a sexually violent offense, he suffers from a mental abnormality that makes additional acts of sexual violence likely, and he doesn’t have a mental illness that would make him eligible for commitment to the state hospital.

Prosecutors have an additional challenge of educating jurors on the new law, under which proceedings can seem like a combination of a criminal trial and civil case. While there are no new charges involved, Ploof faces what amounts to additional time behind bars.

There’s no question Ploof meets the first qualification of the new law: He was convicted of aggravated felonious sexual assault against an 11-year-old boy in 1993.

County prosecutor Ross McLeod told jurors yesterday the last matter isn’t in dispute either because state experts will testify that Ploof doesn’t suffer from a mental illness. What the case will focus on, McLeod said, is whether Ploof’s past diagnoses as a pedophile and his self-described sexual hunger and obsession make him an ongoing danger.

“When you consider all of this evidence, you will know that this self-proclaimed child molester who is unable to control himself is a serious danger to others and is a sexually violent predator,” McLeod told jurors.

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

Charles Jaynes – Whining Nambla Pedophile

The infamous pervert who’s served 10 years in prison for killing 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley of Cambridge is demanding a new trial, arguing jurors who convicted him had no right to hear he was sexually attracted to little boys.

Charles Jaynes’ attorney, Janet Hetherwick Pumphrey, said yesterday the monstrous murderer does not claim he is innocent of kidnapping the child on Oct. 1, 1997.

Rather, Pumphrey explained, Jaynes’ sexual proclivity was irrelevant because, “This was a kidnapping-murder case. He’s just claiming his trial was unfair.”

With help from his boyfriend Salvatore Sicari, Jaynes smothered Jeffrey with gasoline for refusing to submit to sex and dumped the boy’s naked, concrete-spattered body in a Maine river in a Rubbermaid container. The heartlesness and vile nature of the crime shocked the nation.

Jaynes, 33, maintains that written and oral statements he made expressing his desire for Jeffrey and other boys should not have been admitted into evidence, and that a witness’ remark that he was a “pedophile” should have been grounds for a mistrial, court records state.

Yesterday, the cowardly killer shuffled into Middlesex Superior Judge Hiller B. Zobel’s courtroom to present his case, but panicked upon seeing news cameras and retreated to a holding area, screaming for his lawyer.

When Zobel refused to indulge him, Jaynes agreed to come out with a denim jacket pulled over his head.

Zobel cautioned Pumphrey, “I have not decided if I’m going to have a hearing on this motion.”

The Supreme Judicial Court in 2002 turned down Jaynes’ first bid for a new trial, denying his claim that the public was wrongly barred from a portion of jury selection.

Jaynes was sentenced to life, plus 9 to 10 years, for kidnapping and second-degree murder, could eventually be eligible for parole. Sicari, found guilty of first-degree murder, will serve life.

In his statement, Sicari described the killing. While he drove Jaynes’ Cadillac, he explained, the 250-pound Jaynes sat on Curley in the back seat. As Curley struggled, Jaynes allegedly told him, “Don’t fight it.” Jaynes then placed a gasoline soaked rag to the boy’s mouth and held it there, killing him, Sicari said.

After the killing, Sicari told police, he and Jaynes drove to numerous stores to buy the items necessary to dispose of Curley’s body. Video cameras in two of the stores captured the men at the checkout counter purchasing a Rubbermaid container, a bag of lime and a bag of concrete. The men then left Massachusetts and drove north to Jaynes’ apartment in Manchester, New Hampshire. There, according to Sicari, Jaynes took off Curley’s clothes and molested the boy’s dead body. The sight of this made him ill, said Sicari. When he ran to the bathroom, Jaynes told him, “Don’t be a baby. Come out here and help me — he’s starting to stiffen up.”

Sicari then admitted to helping Jaynes prepare the body. First they placed Curley’s body in the cement-filled Rubbermaid container, put lime on his face and in his mouth to speed decomposition, and sealed the container with duct tape. Then they drove to Maine, where they dumped the container into a river, Sicari said.

Prosecutors believed that Sicari and Jaynes lured Curley into Jaynes’ Cadillac with the promise of $50 and a bicycle. One or both of the men allegedly made sexual advances towards the boy, then suffocated him when he resisted.

Jonathan Clift – Self-Centered Lying Lawyer

Judge Geoff Chettle said Clift was a self-centred liar and just because he said he was remorseful did not mean that he was.

“He’s a manipulative fellow who knows his way around the system and he has a problem with honesty,” Judge Chettle said.

A former Dandenong lawyer who kept a hidden stash of nearly 300,000 child porn images and who had also forged police documents to keep his job at a disabled services centre has had his sentence increased.

The Victorian County Court on Tuesday increased Jonathan Clift’s jail sentence to a minimum of four years following a search on his Melbourne home.

Clift, 53, had already been sentenced in the County Court June this year to 35 months for perverting the course of justice.

The search of his Dandenong home in August last year turned up child pornography images carefully filed inside a hidden safe.

The DVD and CDs contained more than 293,000 images and 864 movies of child pornography, the court heard.

He had also forged a National Police Certificate to keep his job as a support worker with a disability service provider and, in a bid to delay charges against him, made up bogus medical certificates claiming he had cancer.

Judge Geoff Chettle said Clift was a self-centred liar and just because he said he was remorseful did not mean that he was.

“He’s a manipulative fellow who knows his way around the system and he has a problem with honesty,” Judge Chettle said.

Clift pleaded guilty to one count each of producing and possessing child pornography, making and using a false document and possessing property suspected to be proceeds of crime.

The court heard that in 2006 Clift made false documents stating he had cancer so he could delay his prosecution on charges of possessing 60,000 child pornography images.

The same year, he provided a false National Police Certificate to his employer, a disability service provider, in response to questions about child pornography charges against him.

The false document concealed his criminal background.

Judge Chettle set Clift’s new minimum term at four years.

“I am dealing with a man who has an unnatural preoccupation with child sex,” Judge Chettle said.

“There are hundreds of thousand of victims.”

Judge Chettle sentenced Clift to a maximum term of four-and-a-half years.

Richard E. Aikey Jr – Repeat Sex Offender Whining Pedophile gets maximum


Before he was sentenced to 15 years in state prison Wednesday, two-time convicted sex offender Richard E. Aikey Jr. had plenty to say.

With tears streaming down his face and a in cracking voice, Aikey, 33, of Hopewell, lamented the loss of his freedom. He fell short of admitting his guilt and said nothing about the girl he was convicted of molesting after he was released from prison for sexually abusing three boys.

“When I was released in 2001, I did everything I could to live as a productive member of society,” said Aikey, standing before Ontario County Judge Frederick Reed clad in brown prison garb and shackles. “I did counseling, I never had a problem with my parole officer, I met a wonderful woman who always stood by me regardless of my past.”

Reed saved his remorse, however, for Aikey’s latest victim, a 12-year-old, and imposed the maximum sentence: 15 years in prison and then 20 years of post-release supervision.

After a three-day trial last month in county court, a jury found Aikey guilty of endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. The latter charge accused him of sexually abusing the girl more than twice over a three-month period.

Before handing down the sentence, Reed told Aikey that his crimes “had a huge impact on the victims and the community.”

“You are the sort of person who puts fear into the hearts of the 100,000 people of Ontario County, because you are a child predator,” he said sternly.

Aikey, already a Level 3 sex offender, was convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing the girl between January 2005 and February 2008. The girl and her 9-year-old sister took the stand as prosecution witnesses against Aikey, the younger girl saying she saw the abuse.

Aikey was sentenced as a “second child-sexual-assault felony offender” because of his prior conviction for first-degree sexual abuse. In that case, he was found guilty of molesting three boys, ages 7, 10 and 11, whom he was baby-sitting.

Assistant District Attorney James Ritts argued for the maximum sentence, saying that Aikey needed to be locked up to keep other children safe.

“We can put his face on a poster, we can put it on a billboard, but it won’t stop him from sexually abusing children,” Ritts said.

Defense attorney James Miller said that, aside from the arrests in 1995 and 2008, Aikey stayed out of trouble and even managed to hold down a well-paying job.

“This is someone who can be rehabilitated. He should be out earning his own keep,” Miller said.
He also told the judge Aikey himself was sexually abused as a child, an assertion that did not come up at trial. Miller said that he will appeal the conviction.

None of the victim’s family members attended the sentencing, but Aikey’s mother, Ruth, and two of his neighbors did. They declined comment.

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

Richard E. Aikey Jr – Repeat Sex Offender Whining Pedophile gets maximum


Before he was sentenced to 15 years in state prison Wednesday, two-time convicted sex offender Richard E. Aikey Jr. had plenty to say.

With tears streaming down his face and a in cracking voice, Aikey, 33, of Hopewell, lamented the loss of his freedom. He fell short of admitting his guilt and said nothing about the girl he was convicted of molesting after he was released from prison for sexually abusing three boys.

“When I was released in 2001, I did everything I could to live as a productive member of society,” said Aikey, standing before Ontario County Judge Frederick Reed clad in brown prison garb and shackles. “I did counseling, I never had a problem with my parole officer, I met a wonderful woman who always stood by me regardless of my past.”

Reed saved his remorse, however, for Aikey’s latest victim, a 12-year-old, and imposed the maximum sentence: 15 years in prison and then 20 years of post-release supervision.

After a three-day trial last month in county court, a jury found Aikey guilty of endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. The latter charge accused him of sexually abusing the girl more than twice over a three-month period.

Before handing down the sentence, Reed told Aikey that his crimes “had a huge impact on the victims and the community.”

“You are the sort of person who puts fear into the hearts of the 100,000 people of Ontario County, because you are a child predator,” he said sternly.

Aikey, already a Level 3 sex offender, was convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing the girl between January 2005 and February 2008. The girl and her 9-year-old sister took the stand as prosecution witnesses against Aikey, the younger girl saying she saw the abuse.

Aikey was sentenced as a “second child-sexual-assault felony offender” because of his prior conviction for first-degree sexual abuse. In that case, he was found guilty of molesting three boys, ages 7, 10 and 11, whom he was baby-sitting.

Assistant District Attorney James Ritts argued for the maximum sentence, saying that Aikey needed to be locked up to keep other children safe.

“We can put his face on a poster, we can put it on a billboard, but it won’t stop him from sexually abusing children,” Ritts said.

Defense attorney James Miller said that, aside from the arrests in 1995 and 2008, Aikey stayed out of trouble and even managed to hold down a well-paying job.

“This is someone who can be rehabilitated. He should be out earning his own keep,” Miller said.
He also told the judge Aikey himself was sexually abused as a child, an assertion that did not come up at trial. Miller said that he will appeal the conviction.

None of the victim’s family members attended the sentencing, but Aikey’s mother, Ruth, and two of his neighbors did. They declined comment.

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

John D. Stufflebeam – Pedophile GUILTY – as children cry for justice

Nolan said the little boys in the pictures observed by the jury from the computer are from other places, but, “Here in Tazewell County, one boy stands up and cries no more.

“His second cry is to you asking for justice,” Nolan told the jury.

When all was said and done in the three-day trial of sexual predator John D. Stufflebeam, the jury looked to the little boy who was brave enough to say the man he fondly called John-John or Dad was the man who had violated him.

“It came down to do we believe this 6-year old boy or not believe him?” said juror Jerry Fisher of East Peoria after the trial ended.

“We unanimously thought he was truthful and honest even though he was only 6 years old. We looked at the evidence again (during deliberations) and looked at the video (of the boy’s Tazewell County Children’s Advocacy interview) two or three times, but we still only needed one vote.”

John D. Stufflebeam, 28, of 803 S. Fourth St., Greenville, was convicted Thursday in 10th Judicial Circuit Court of two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, both Class X felonies. He will be sentenced at 9 a.m. on Dec. 19. Stufflebeam is also under investigation by the FBI and the U.S. State’s Attorney’s Office in regard to child pornography found on his computer and his use of chat rooms to communicate with other pedophiles.

As the jury filed in to render its verdict, Stufflebeam remained motionless and stared at the jury members, though they did not return his gaze. Stufflebeam showed no emotion as he heard the verdict. He faces six to 30 years in prison on each count.

In final arguments Thursday, Tazewell County Assistant State’s Attorney Kathleen Nolan told jurors that Stufflebeam’s victim, who was 4 at the time of the abuse, was consistent in his statements to law enforcement officials and in his testimony before the jury in reference to how Stufflebeam assaulted him.

Defense attorney Kirk Bode said he will file an appeal within the 30-day time frame based on denial of motions he presented prior to trial to keep evidence of prior allegations of sexual abuse and various images gathered from Stufflebeam’s computer from being presented to the jury.

Final arguments

Nolan went through the testimony of the little boy, reminding the jury of the interview the boy had with Tazewell County Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director and forensic interviewer Barb Strand, in which the boy identified John-John as his abuser and motioned to indicate what Stufflebeam had done to him.

Nolan said the boy told Strand what he did and now the boy has told “you.”

“(The boy) has no reason to lie about this,” said Nolan. “He had no reason to lie to (his mother and sister), he had no reason to lie to Barb Strand and he had no reason to lie to you.”

Nolan also referred to chats that Stufflebeam had with a man, known as Redfox, in a known pedophile chat room. Stufflebeam told the man that he had a 4-year-old boy living with him and that they had been touching each other. Redfox relied, “Does your wife know?”

“No, not a clue,” said Stufflebeam. “She would kill me if she knew.”

The Internet child pornography images were downloaded to Stufflebeam’s computer between the dates of June 11 and June 18, 2007. On June 20, said Nolan, the little boy was molested in the same manner as was depicted in the pornographic images. Nolan said Stufflebeam acted out the behaviors he viewed in the pictures.

In the Internet chats, Stufflebeam and Redfox made reference to images in child porn being hot, being awesome.

“It’s not hot, it’s not awesome,” Nolan said. Nolan said in Illinois the term for “it” is predatory criminal sexual assault.

Another alleged victim of Stufflebeam’s sexual assaults, referred to as “Lisa” in previous Daily Times’ stories, told the jury Wednesday that Stufflebeam had molested her from age 6 to 12. When the family moved to Belleville, his molestation of Lisa ceased. Stufflebeam’s wife (the mother of “Lisa”), had met a new friend, the mother of the young boy he would later molest, said Nolan.

Defense argument

Bode, in final arguments, commented on the evidence that he said should not have been allowed in the trail.

“It’s really not fair,” said Bode. “I know the judge let all of this evidence in, but it really isn’t fair in giving the defendant a fair trial.

“You’ve seen stuff you probably wish you had never seen or want to ever see again.”

Bode told the jury that Stufflebeam was not on trial for sexually molesting two young girls or for possession of child pornography, saying that is for another time, another court, another date.

Bode told the jury there was reasonable doubt in the case, saying that the boy’s statements were full of inconsistencies related to the date and who was in the room when the assault happened.

Bode told the jury not to be distracted by the images they saw in the child pornography pictures, possibly allowing themselves to think Stufflebeam is a twisted and disgusting individual, so he must be guilty.

“I’m not picking on a 6-year-old boy,” said Bode. He said his concern was the limitations of a 6-year-old in communicating details.

The fact that family members did not call the police until hours after they found out about the abuse also made the case suspect, as did the several months between the allegations and an arrest, said Bode. He said when police arrived at the home, the boy was not exhibiting any signs of being traumatized and he wasn’t crying.

“He was more interested in getting back to his cartoons,” said Bode.

Bode also questioned why the East Peoria police did not tape record an interview with Stufflebeam and why they went to Graham Hospital in Canton after Stufflebeam tried to commit suicide because of the stress he was under.

Bode said police were told he had nothing more to say.

Bode said the police knew they did not have enough evidence for an arrest and were hoping for a confession to clinch the case.

“I think the delay in the charging of the case says it all,” said Bode.

Bode also questioned Strand’s interview strategy with the boy as she mentioned “nasty games” and who was in the room when the assault happened.

“(Strand) had read the reports, she knew where she needed to go and she’s an agent of the prosecution,” said Bode.

In her final statement to the jury, Nolan said the testimony of the two alleged prior victims was relevant to the case because it established a pattern, saying “past conduct is a gateway into the future.”

Nolan said the delay in charges was related to gathering information and examining the computer that Stufflebeam used to download child pornography. She said the prosecution did not want to leave the child on his own – they needed supporting evidence. She said the evidence gathered was not a fabrication.

“This is not CSI – we can’t create evidence,” said Nolan. “Before we put a child on the witness stand there has to be other evidence so he is not standing alone.”

Nolan said the little boys in the pictures observed by the jury from the computer are from other places, but, “Here in Tazewell County, one boy stands up and cries no more.

“His second cry is to you asking for justice,” Nolan told the jury.

Mark Kerner – Repeat Sex Offender PERVERTED Whining Pedophile


The first of two trials began Monday for a convicted sex offender accused of molesting two girls in Nashua several years ago.

Mark Kerner, 48, of 273 Pleasant St., Brockton, Mass., faces five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, alleging that he assaulted the girl – now 22 years old – on various occasions between 1992 and 2000 at her home in Nashua. Each count is punishable by up to 10 to 20 years in prison.

In a separate case, Kerner is scheduled to stand trial Sept. 22 on four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, alleging that he repeatedly molested another girl, now 16, on various occasions from 1997 to 2000, when she was 5 to 8 years old.

Kerner was jailed for a time after his arrest last year on charges stemming from both cases and then released after his bail was reduced, court records show.

Kerner has been registered as a sex offender since 2002, after he completed a nine-month jail sentence for a 2001 misdemeanor sexual assault conviction in Nashua, police said at the time of his arrest last year.

Kerner was arrested in 2000 on accusations that he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl, court records showed. A felony sexual assault charge was later dropped, and Kerner pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor sex assault charge. He was sentenced to nine months in jail.

Police said Kerner was registered as a sex offender with police in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, but his name does not appear on the publicly available lists in either state, according to the respective Web sites.

In the case being tried this week in Hillsborough County Superior Court, Assistant County Attorney Cassie Devine told jurors not to expect any forensic evidence reminiscent of the “CSI” television series.

“The crime of child sexual abuse is a crime of secrecy and a crime of opportunity. There is very rarely any physical evidence to present,” she said.

GROOMING

Devine told jurors that Kerner was a neighbor of the girl’s family at the time and befriended the girl while babysitting and occasionally living in the girl’s home, during times of conflict with his own wife.

“He made her feel special, while the rest of her family treated her like a dog,” Devine said.

Kerner’s lawyer, public defender John Newman, told jurors that the girl showed no sign of being fearful or abused by him at the time and argued it made no sense that she wouldn’t have reported the alleged abuse sooner.

“Mark Kerner is not guilty. He is being charged with crimes he did not commit,” Newman said, adding later, “She never said anything about being abused because she wasn’t . . . . It will make no sense that she was fine with Mark back then. It will make no sense that she didn’t say anything for seven or more years.”

Jurors began hearing testimony Monday afternoon and are expected to begin deliberations later this week.

In two of the alleged assaults, Devine said the girl felt someone touch her while she was sleeping but didn’t wake up to the point where she could see who it was. Another time soon after, she saw Kerner scurry out of her bedroom when she rolled over in bed and he realized she was still awake, Devine said.

Judge Diane Nicolosi ruled that the young woman would be allowed to testify about what she felt, saw and heard, but she would not allowed to testify about her belief that it was Kerner who touched her those two prior times.

Kerner denied assaulting either girl when questioned by detectives after his arrest last year, police said.

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

Mark Kerner – Repeat Sex Offender PERVERTED Whining Pedophile


The first of two trials began Monday for a convicted sex offender accused of molesting two girls in Nashua several years ago.

Mark Kerner, 48, of 273 Pleasant St., Brockton, Mass., faces five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, alleging that he assaulted the girl – now 22 years old – on various occasions between 1992 and 2000 at her home in Nashua. Each count is punishable by up to 10 to 20 years in prison.

In a separate case, Kerner is scheduled to stand trial Sept. 22 on four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, alleging that he repeatedly molested another girl, now 16, on various occasions from 1997 to 2000, when she was 5 to 8 years old.

Kerner was jailed for a time after his arrest last year on charges stemming from both cases and then released after his bail was reduced, court records show.

Kerner has been registered as a sex offender since 2002, after he completed a nine-month jail sentence for a 2001 misdemeanor sexual assault conviction in Nashua, police said at the time of his arrest last year.

Kerner was arrested in 2000 on accusations that he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl, court records showed. A felony sexual assault charge was later dropped, and Kerner pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor sex assault charge. He was sentenced to nine months in jail.

Police said Kerner was registered as a sex offender with police in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, but his name does not appear on the publicly available lists in either state, according to the respective Web sites.

In the case being tried this week in Hillsborough County Superior Court, Assistant County Attorney Cassie Devine told jurors not to expect any forensic evidence reminiscent of the “CSI” television series.

“The crime of child sexual abuse is a crime of secrecy and a crime of opportunity. There is very rarely any physical evidence to present,” she said.

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Devine told jurors that Kerner was a neighbor of the girl’s family at the time and befriended the girl while babysitting and occasionally living in the girl’s home, during times of conflict with his own wife.

“He made her feel special, while the rest of her family treated her like a dog,” Devine said.

Kerner’s lawyer, public defender John Newman, told jurors that the girl showed no sign of being fearful or abused by him at the time and argued it made no sense that she wouldn’t have reported the alleged abuse sooner.

“Mark Kerner is not guilty. He is being charged with crimes he did not commit,” Newman said, adding later, “She never said anything about being abused because she wasn’t . . . . It will make no sense that she was fine with Mark back then. It will make no sense that she didn’t say anything for seven or more years.”

Jurors began hearing testimony Monday afternoon and are expected to begin deliberations later this week.

In two of the alleged assaults, Devine said the girl felt someone touch her while she was sleeping but didn’t wake up to the point where she could see who it was. Another time soon after, she saw Kerner scurry out of her bedroom when she rolled over in bed and he realized she was still awake, Devine said.

Judge Diane Nicolosi ruled that the young woman would be allowed to testify about what she felt, saw and heard, but she would not allowed to testify about her belief that it was Kerner who touched her those two prior times.

Kerner denied assaulting either girl when questioned by detectives after his arrest last year, police said.

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