Charles Paul – Repeat Sex Offender – Sexual Assaults

Only weeks after someone urged Charles Paul to “get out of our town” through very public graffiti messages, the local sex offender was arrested again Wednesday on a new sexual assault charge and for possessing drugs police say he intended to sell.

Charles Paul, 43, of 21 Brewster St., Apt. 22B in Portsmouth is being held without bail after he allegedly fled from police on a bicycle and was discovered hiding in a park where he had buried several bags of marijuana.

Paul, who served a 22-year prison sentence for the rape and beating of a 16-year-old North Hampton girl, is slated to be arraigned this morning in Portsmouth District Court on eight new charges.

Detective Lt. Corey MacDonald said an alleged incident at his apartment on May 27 with an adult victim has Paul facing new felony charges of criminal restraint and attempt to commit second-degree assault along with misdemeanor charges of sexual assault, simple assault and criminal threatening.

Police did not release details about that incident, but characterized it as an “attack.”

MacDonald said police were granted an arrest warrant for Paul on the above charges and had also been investigating Paul for alleged drug dealing when a chase ensued on Wednesday in the Islington Street area.

MacDonald said police obtained a warrant to search Paul’s Brewster Street apartment on the alleged drug dealing allegations and traveled there at approximately 2:15 p.m.

The lieutenant said Paul was determined not to be home at the time of the search, but was later located in the area.

MacDonald said police approached him, but he fled on a bicycle.

Dispatch calls at 3 p.m. had several officers searching the area for Paul, but he was in custody about eight minutes later.

MacDonald said he was located in the Rock Street Park where police say he had buried 10-12 small bags of marijuana.

“We found him laying behind trees on the ground,” MacDonald said.

Police say they subsequently found drugs in his apartment, with Wednesday’s arrest producing a felony charge of possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled drug and resisting arrest.

MacDonald said Paul was out on bail and awaiting sentencing on a recent conviction for being a felon in possession of dangerous weapon (a knife) when he was arrested on the new charges.

The lieutenant said it is also believed Paul has suspended jail time from his previous rape case that could be implemented as a result of the new charges.

Paul is a registered sex offender who is known to police.

He was convicted of two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault in Rockingham County Superior Court in February 1987 for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old North Hampton girl who police said he severely beat, raped and left for dead.

Paul had numerous run-ins with local law enforcement in 2008.

Having been released from prison in April of 2008 after nearly 22 years, Paul was arrested on Aug. 22, 2008, and charged with two felony counts of “prohibition from child care services of person convicted of certain offenses,” with those charges alleging he was in a caretaking role with two minor children at a Portsmouth residence on Aug. 15.

He was arrested on Oct. 25 and charged with a felony count of failing to provide police with written notification of a change in his employment as required by sex offender registration laws.

On May 15 police began taking reports that someone had been using black spray paint to write messages directed at Paul on several businesses on Islington Street.

Graffiti found on the walls of Olde Port Traders, Robbins Auto Parts, Klines Furniture Gallery and Celebrity Sandwich included a message saying: “CHARLY PAUL RAPES CHILDREN 20 YEARS GET OUT OF OUR TOWN.”

MacDonald said the graffiti has no tie with the charges stemming from the alleged May 27 attack, but noted they occurred while Paul was the subject of a police investigation for his alleged drug activity.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Charles Michael Roth – Claims his 4 year old victim "Seduced him"

An Orlando man was charged with sexually battering a 4-year-old Deltona girl, officials said Wednesday.

Charles Michael Roth, 55, was left to care for the girl and her siblings while their parents were out of town about two months ago, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s Sex Crime Unit determined he touched and kissed the girl inappropriately, performed a sex act on her and showed her pornographic images on a computer.

Roth was arrested Wednesday in Orlando after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The victim’s mother called the Sheriff’s Office after she noticed her daughter kiss her father with an open mouth, according to the arrest report. When asked about it, the girl told her mother that’s how Roth kissed her when he was watching her.

She told a case worker from the Children’s Advocacy Center that Roth asked her to get undressed and kissed different areas of her body.

Roth told investigators he was “seduced” by his victim and described her as a “domineering little girl,” according to the arrest report.

“It seemed innocent enough at the time but then it went a little bit too far,” Roth told investigators.

He said he is not a pedophile and kept apologizing, the report states.

He’s also accused of showing her pornographic images on a computer.

Roth was initially booked into the Orange County Jail and will be transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail with no bail allowed.

Brad Rocklin Montgomery – Pleads Guilty to being a Scumbag

A Fallon man accused of sexual assault and unlawful use of a minor to produce pornography and lewdness with children pleaded guilty on Tuesday morning to 16 charges.

Brad Rocklin Montgomery, 54, will likely spend the rest of his life in prison when sentenced on July 28.

He pleaded guilty to 10 charges of lewdness with a child under the age of 14, five counts of unlawful use of a minor less than 14 years of age in producing pornography or as a subject of sex portrayal in performance and one charge of sexual assault on a child under the age of 14.

Of the 10 charges of lewdness with a child under the age of 14, Montgomery could be sentenced two to 10 years in prison on six of them and life in prison with a possibility of parole after 10 years on the other four charges.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Lane Mills mentioned the different sentence ranges were the result of when the crimes were committed. The sentence ranges in 1996-97 for this crime were changed by the Nevada Legislature.

On the charges of producing pornography or as a subject of sex portrayal in performance, Montgomery faces life in prison with the possibility of parole after 10 years on each count, and on the sexual assault on a child under the age of 14, he faces a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 35 years.

Montgomery must also register as an ex-felon and sex offender for the rest of his life.

He told Judge Will Rogers he recently had undergone a psychoanalysis to determine how he ended up in this situation.

“I rationalized that my behavior was OK, and now I understand it was not,” Montgomery said when he was asked by Rogers for a factual basis to accept his guilty plea.

The sexual assault on a child under 14 charge was the result of Montgomery forcing a 13-year-old child to perform a sexual act on him. He told Rogers there was no violence involved, but the judge told him the age of the child is why the word forced was used in this charge.

He also pleaded guilty to sexual acts against children in producing a movie titled “Toy” where the acts were filmed.

Montgomery was arrested Jan. 8, 2008, near Deming, N.M., after being stopped for an alleged traffic violation. Authorities there discovered Churchill County had issued a warrant for his arrest in November.

He allegedly fled Churchill County when investigators started looking into possible criminal acts.

When Rogers asked if Montgomery wanted a bail amount set, he said he said planned to remain in custody.

Mike Morrow – Perverted Pedophile gets 7 years

A Grand Junction man who had thousands of images of child pornography on his computer was sentenced Friday to seven years in federal prison and 10 years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mike Morrow, 63, had pleaded guilty to one charge of possession of child pornography, while a charge of transportation of child pornography was dismissed.

According to an arrest affidavit, Morrow had 13,000 images of children engaged in sexual acts and told police he obtained the images over several years via computer from a man in the Netherlands.

Morrow was hired as a teacher’s aide at Grand Mesa Middle School but resigned three weeks later on the day he was arrested.

He also formerly worked as a sports department copy editor for The Daily Sentinel and, more recently, wrote sports columns for the Grand Junction Free Press.

The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorneys’ Office.

Michael Claywell – Confessed to Molesting Multiple Children

A Valley man was arrested last week and booked on several charges, including child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor, Phoenix police said on Tuesday.

Michael Claywell, 42, was also charged with furnishing harmful material to a minor.

Officers said they learned that between March 1 and May 17, three of the victims and Claywell’s brother and sister-in-law lived together in a home in the 7400 block of West Superior Avenue.

Claywell is accused of molesting the three victims, ages 11, 13 and 14, living in the home and a 12-year-old neighborhood friend to one of the children.

Detectives said they were also able to determine that Claywell provided harmful materials to the children and that the children may have actually witnessed the molestations.

A search warrant was served on the home on Thursday and Claywell was interviewed by police detectives.

He gave police a full confession, investigators said.

Detectives are asking people who might have reason to be concerned about previous contacts with Claywell to call Phoenix police at 602-262-6151.

Zachary Jackson – Repeat Sex Offender – Arrested Twice in One Day

A registered sex offender from Waterford is facing rape and other charges after being arrested twice in the same day.

Thirty-year-old Zachary Jackson was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly being found drunk with his two kids at Lock 2 in Waterford. He is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Jackson, a Level 3 sex offender, was then arrested again at 6 a.m. after a 20-year-old woman claimed he sexually assaulted her on Saturday night.

Jackson has been charged with rape, sexual abuse and a number of other crimes.

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

Luis Bernabe – Internet Predator Assaults 13 year old girl he met on MySpace

A 20-year-old man is behind bars; accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl he met on Myspace.

According to Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims, 20-year-old Luis Bernabe was arrested on Monday evening at a residence near Valentine Ave.

Mims says her officers were called to the residence regarding an assist to the Kings County Sheriff’s Office. A 13-year-old had been reported as a runaway out of Kings County, and an investigation into the matter led officers to believe the girl may have been with Bernabe.

Detectives had learned that Bernabe and the teen met on MySpace, and had been in contact for several months ago.

Officials say they believe Bernabe drove to Kettleman City Monday morning, where the girl lived, and picked her up, taking her back to Fresno with him. While searching the girls room, her mother found Bernabe’s name and address on a piece of paper and gave it to deputies.

When deputies arrived at Bernabe’s residence they found the girl inside the home, and Bernabe hiding in a bedroom closet. While at the home, deputies learned that Bernabe had sexually assaulted the girl, and arrested and booked him into the Fresno County Jail on sexual assault charges.

Sheriff Mims would like to advise parents that they can get more information on social networking and Internet safety by visiting the Fresno Internet Crimes Against Children task Force website at

Malcolm Hewitt – Repeat Sex Offender – Indeterminate Sentence for lifetime of babyraping

A paedophile who was being monitored by police and was already on the sex offenders register, went on to abuse a four-year-old girl.

Malcolm Hewitt, from Newport, south Wales, was given an indeterminate prison sentence for the public protection in 2007 for abusing his young victim.

The 55-year-old was already on the sex offenders register, having been convicted in June 1998 at Wolverhampton Crown Court for indecent assault and gross indecency with underage girls.

Today the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said Gwent Police failed to adequately manage Hewitt before he re-offended.

However due to deficiencies across the force, individual police officers would not be reprimanded.

The police watchdog upheld a complaint, adding that the force failed to take appropriate action, ‘endangering the welfare of the children living there’.

They also found ‘organisational failings within the force’s management of sexual offenders’.

IPCC Commissioner for Wales Tom Davies said: ‘Gwent Police’s policies and procedures for dealing with the management of sex offenders at that time were clearly not good enough and the force took action to put this right.

‘The IPCC investigation outcomes and the positive actions Gwent Police has taken in response have been explained to the girl’s family by the IPCC.

‘This little girl has suffered a traumatic experience and I hope that the family take some comfort that lessons have been learned from this to try and stop something similar going wrong in the future.

‘While the IPCC found that two junior officers had failed in their specific duty, we concluded those failings were a symptom of more serious organisational failures which led to the overall poor management of this registered sex offender.’

Hewitt was convicted by unanimous verdict at Newport Crown Court of two charges of indecently touching a child under 13 and one charge of inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

The offences came to light after the girl’s mother became concerned at comments she made while being changed one day.

Police and social services were alerted after the girl was examined by the family GP.

The court heard Hewitt lured his victim with sweets and a kitten he owned.

The jury took less than 90 minutes to convict him following a trial in which his young victim had to give evidence via a video link.

In imposing an indeterminate sentence with a minimum tariff of three years imprisonment, Judge Neil Bidder QC said: ‘It is plain to me that you have urges to assault young girls sexually, including an urge to penetrate them.

‘There is a high risk you will continue to seek out and sexually assault young female children.

‘In my judgement, there is a clear risk you will physically injure those children and given your selection in this case of a very young child, there is a substantial risk of causing serious physical risk to young children.’

The IPCC investigation found Gwent Police did not manage Hewitt in line with legislation or force policy.

No evidence of supervision regarding Hewitt during the five years he lived in the Newport area could be found.

Mr Davies added: ‘Gwent Police has fully accepted the IPCC investigation findings and conclusions. I have also agreed with the force that while two police constables would receive management advice, no other individual officer should face misconduct action because of the organisational failings.’

A spokeswoman for Gwent Police said: ‘The crime committed by Malcolm Hewitt was a tragedy for the little girl and her family and we deeply regret what happened.

‘We also regret that there were some things that as a force we could have done better.

‘Gwent Police referred the case to the Independent Police Complaints Commission at an early stage and we fully accept the findings and conclusions of the IPCC investigation.

‘We can confirm that all the investigation findings have been fully addressed by Gwent Police in advance of the publication of today’s report.’

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

Antonio Smith – Repeat Sex Offender – 3 strikes

The District Attorney’s Office said Antonio Smith, of Dos Palos, entered no-contest pleas to two counts of lewd acts on a child under the age of 14.

Smith, 41, also admitted to Merced County Superior Court Judge Carol Ash that he had a prior “strike” conviction stemming from similar conduct in 1990. Both of the new convictions are also strikes under the “Three Strikes” law, authorities said.

After the plea, Ash sentenced Smith to 16 years in state prison.

The convictions stem from an investigation by the Dos Palos Police Department, which learned of the molestations when officers found a 16-year-old girl intoxicated at the defendant’s residence.

Following a tip during that investigation, police learned that Smith had been having sexual contact with other underage girls with the victim in the current case age 12.

When the victim was interviewed, she detailed the sexual abuse she suffered at the hand of the defendant, authorities said.

Deputy District Attorney Robert Carroll, who prosecuted the case, said the defendant’s victims have been severely traumatized by Smith’s crimes.

“I want to thank the victims for their courage throughout this ordeal. These crimes involve children and make the reporting and prosecution traumatic,” he said.

Carroll also praised the Dos Palos Police Department for its investigation.

He also noted that the plea agreement was made in part to protect “these fragile victims from further suffering.”

Because the offenses Smith was convicted of are violent felonies, he’ll be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Smith will also be subject to an evaluation by prison officials to determine if he is a sexually violent predator.

If he is found to be, he faces a potential lifetime civil commitment in a state hospital, officials said.

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

Kenneth Eugene Jackson – Repeat Sex Offender – Awarded 130 years in prison

An animal who deserves to be buried under the jailhouse.

That’s what a victim’s aunt called convicted child molester Kenneth Eugene Jackson on Wednesday, before a judge sentenced him to 130 years to life in prison.

In March, a Merced County jury convicted the 47-year-old Jackson of eight counts of child molestation and sexual assault, for molesting his two stepdaughters between 2002 and 2007.

In a particularly cruel twist to the crimes, Jackson impregnated the older victim, who delivered the baby when she was only 13 years old. The abuse started when the girls were 9 and 7 years old.

Dressed in a mustard-colored jailhouse uniform, Jackson avoided eye contact with family members of the victims, who were in court for Wednesday’s sentencing hearing.

During the emotional hearing, the victims’ aunt pleaded with Judge Carol Ash to “throw the book” at Jackson, saying both girls have been through an unimaginably traumatic ordeal. The aunt said the older girl required a C-section operation to deliver her baby — and couldn’t walk across the stage for her eighth-grade graduation because she was in the hospital.

“She has that scar for the rest of her life,” she said. “Mentally and physically, (the victims) are torn up. I don’t think they will every get over it.”

The victims’ mother held back tears while speaking to Ash, saying that she cries about it “every other” day. “He took a whole lot from me and my children,” she added.

The pleas of the women didn’t fall on deaf ears. Ash issued a sentence of 130 years to life — which means Jackson will be dead by the time he’s eligible for parole. Ash called the crime “horrific,” particularly because it resulted in a pregnancy.

Sean Howard, Jackson’s attorney, had no comment after the sentencing hearing.

Deputy District Attorney Monique Neese said she’s pleased that Jackson will never be able to hurt another child again. “I think it’s a great day for justice,” Neese said. “There’s nothing that can give back what he took from them.”

Jackson had previously been convicted twice in 2002 of sexual misconduct charges in Jefferson County, Ala.

During the trial in Merced County Superior Court, a criminologist testified that DNA evidence proved that Jackson, compared to any other random human being, is 4.6 billion times more likely to be the father of the older victim’s daughter.

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