Randall Boss – Child Predator – BUSTED

A south suburban man already accused of molesting one child has been charged with molesting others, the Cook County sheriff’s office said today.

The office had investigated multiple claims of molestation against Randall Boss, 45, of Crete.

On Feb 5, Boss was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault.

Today, he appeared in bond court on additional charges of predatory criminal sexual assault, as well as aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the sheriff’s office.

Each of the counts against Boss, upon conviction, is punishable by 6 to 30 years in prison.

The sheriff’s office said the abuse of these victims has taken place over the last five years, though detectives said they are investigating cases involving other victims over several years.

“It took an incredible amount of courage for these victims to come forward and stand up to someone who made their life hell,” Sheriff Tom Dart said in a news release. “Without their strength, we wouldn’t have been able to present such a solid case against him.”

Boss was already being held in lieu of $500,000 bail, the sheriff’s office said. That was increased today to $2.5 million. He is scheduled to appear in court on Mar. 11.

The investigation against Boss remains open, and anyone with further information about him should call sheriff’s police at 708-865-4896.

Harold Corbitt – Molested girl for 5 years and gets Jessica’s Law punishment


It’s first of its kind in Nueces County. As part of a plea deal today a 34 year old man became the first admitted child sexual predator to be punished under the Texas version of Jessica’s Law.

Jessica’s law is named after Jessica Lunsford, a Florida girl who was raped and murdered by a previously convicted sex offender back in 2005. The Texas law is about heightening penalties for repeat child sexual assault suspects.

34 year old Harold Corbitt was the first one in Nueces County to plead guilty and receive the high minimum of 25 year behind bars with out the possibility of parole.

That charge of continuous sexual assault is the new one on the books. Corbitt plead guilty that he sexually abused a young girl from the time she was 8 years old until she was 13.

Prosecutor Ana Jimenez says the new statute is good in punishing sex offenders and reducing their ability to re-offend.

“You can’t fix them. I can’t explain what it is that makes them do the things they do,” said Prosecutor Ana Jimenez when asked why she thinks adults, like Corbitt sexually abuse children.

“The statute is really good for us,” Jimenez explains. “Not only does it have a high minimum but it gives the kids an oppurtunity to actually go before a jury and be heard.”

She says young victims don’t have to necessarily pin point an exact date or specific time. Instead Jimenez says if prosecutors can prove 2 or more acts happened with in 30 days, the continuous sexual abuse charge can apply, and bring along with it

Corbitt, a former car salesman, reportedly told authorities he’d been sexually assaulted as a child. He admitted his guilt early on, but apparently never wanted to hear the specific allegations lodged against him.

He also plead guilty to the promotion of child pornography, and got 20 years for that, which he’ll serve concurrently…with that 25 year sentence.

During today’s plea deal the victim, a young teen, was allowed to make a victim impact statement in open court.

She told the judge, in a soft emotional voice, that she’s glad Corbitt took responsibility for his actions, and now he can pay for what he’s done to her.

Harold Corbitt – Molested girl for 5 years and gets Jessica’s Law punishment


It’s first of its kind in Nueces County. As part of a plea deal today a 34 year old man became the first admitted child sexual predator to be punished under the Texas version of Jessica’s Law.

Jessica’s law is named after Jessica Lunsford, a Florida girl who was raped and murdered by a previously convicted sex offender back in 2005. The Texas law is about heightening penalties for repeat child sexual assault suspects.

34 year old Harold Corbitt was the first one in Nueces County to plead guilty and receive the high minimum of 25 year behind bars with out the possibility of parole.

That charge of continuous sexual assault is the new one on the books. Corbitt plead guilty that he sexually abused a young girl from the time she was 8 years old until she was 13.

Prosecutor Ana Jimenez says the new statute is good in punishing sex offenders and reducing their ability to re-offend.

“You can’t fix them. I can’t explain what it is that makes them do the things they do,” said Prosecutor Ana Jimenez when asked why she thinks adults, like Corbitt sexually abuse children.

“The statute is really good for us,” Jimenez explains. “Not only does it have a high minimum but it gives the kids an oppurtunity to actually go before a jury and be heard.”

She says young victims don’t have to necessarily pin point an exact date or specific time. Instead Jimenez says if prosecutors can prove 2 or more acts happened with in 30 days, the continuous sexual abuse charge can apply, and bring along with it

Corbitt, a former car salesman, reportedly told authorities he’d been sexually assaulted as a child. He admitted his guilt early on, but apparently never wanted to hear the specific allegations lodged against him.

He also plead guilty to the promotion of child pornography, and got 20 years for that, which he’ll serve concurrently…with that 25 year sentence.

During today’s plea deal the victim, a young teen, was allowed to make a victim impact statement in open court.

She told the judge, in a soft emotional voice, that she’s glad Corbitt took responsibility for his actions, and now he can pay for what he’s done to her.

James Huskey pleads guilty – "The way to catch a predator is to find another predator first"


Hakes showed a graphic pockmarked with red dots representing the hundreds of locations where authorities have confiscated videos and images in the series since June of this year — the picture does not include those confiscated prior to June 2008.

An international investigation culminated Tuesday in a former LaFayette tennis coach pleading guilty in federal court to creating, distributing and receiving child pornography.

James Bartholomew “Bart” Huskey, 38, is accused of posting videos on the Internet during a period of years. He originally pleaded not guilty July 23.

Huskey appeared before Judge Robert L. Vining Jr. in U.S. District Court in Rome wearing a faded orange Polk County Jail uniform.

With his head down and hands behind his back, he answered “yes sir” to the judge’s questions.


Finally, Huskey straightened up for a brief moment and looked at Vining as he pleaded guilty to all charges.

Huskey is set to be sentenced Feb. 5, 2009, and could face as many as 70 years in prison and a fine as much as $750,000.

The case began when Australian authorities notified the FBI in June 2006 about a group of child pornography traders who used sophisticated security measures to keep from being caught by law enforcement.

In this investigation a particular series, known as the “Tara” series of videos and pictures, came to light, and the FBI aggressively worked to identify the child being abused and tracked down the location of Huskey who was producing and distributing the pictures and videos.

The case was extremely time-sensitive because the images had grown increasingly violent, prosecutors said, with Huskey shown brandishing a knife and using threatening behavior toward the victim.

Huskey was arrested in June and admitted to the abuse and posting images to the internet. The child also identified Huskey as the perpetrator.

During a search of Huskey’s home, the FBI found hundreds upon hundreds of disturbing images on Huskey’s computer, as well as the footage of the “Tara” series and many of the items depicted in images being traded around the world.

“The images in this case are horrific and that doesn’t even begin to describe the images,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Francey Hakes. “This case ranks right up there with the worst I’ve seen in 12 and a half years.”

Hakes showed a graphic pockmarked with red dots representing the hundreds of locations where authorities have confiscated videos and images in the series since June of this year — the picture does not include those confiscated prior to June 2008.

“(The series) is very sought after by people who have the same interests as Mr. Huskey,” she said. “It will be distributed throughout the world for many years to come unfortunately.”

The child is currently in protective custody and has been referred for a wide variety of therapeutic services provided to victims of child sexual abuse, said authorities.

“The guilty plea today of Mr. Huskey helps bring this tragic and twisted crime closer to a close. The rehabilitation and recovery of Mr. Huskey’s juvenile victim is, however, just beginning,” FBI Atlanta Special Agent in Charge Greg Jones said. “The Atlanta Office FBI would like to express its gratitude to the many and varied law enforcement agencies who worked so hard toward this successful outcome.”

The case has a direct link to 15 other child pornographers in Florida, members of which were part of a sophisticated trading ring over the Internet.

Hakes said once a ring is cracked then more often than not, the U.S. Attorneys office will offer plea bargains during interrogation to each of the accused suspects in the alleged ring to turn them against each other.

“The way to catch a predator is to find another predator first,” Hakes said.

James Huskey pleads guilty – "The way to catch a predator is to find another predator first"


Hakes showed a graphic pockmarked with red dots representing the hundreds of locations where authorities have confiscated videos and images in the series since June of this year — the picture does not include those confiscated prior to June 2008.

An international investigation culminated Tuesday in a former LaFayette tennis coach pleading guilty in federal court to creating, distributing and receiving child pornography.

James Bartholomew “Bart” Huskey, 38, is accused of posting videos on the Internet during a period of years. He originally pleaded not guilty July 23.

Huskey appeared before Judge Robert L. Vining Jr. in U.S. District Court in Rome wearing a faded orange Polk County Jail uniform.

With his head down and hands behind his back, he answered “yes sir” to the judge’s questions.


Finally, Huskey straightened up for a brief moment and looked at Vining as he pleaded guilty to all charges.

Huskey is set to be sentenced Feb. 5, 2009, and could face as many as 70 years in prison and a fine as much as $750,000.

The case began when Australian authorities notified the FBI in June 2006 about a group of child pornography traders who used sophisticated security measures to keep from being caught by law enforcement.

In this investigation a particular series, known as the “Tara” series of videos and pictures, came to light, and the FBI aggressively worked to identify the child being abused and tracked down the location of Huskey who was producing and distributing the pictures and videos.

The case was extremely time-sensitive because the images had grown increasingly violent, prosecutors said, with Huskey shown brandishing a knife and using threatening behavior toward the victim.

Huskey was arrested in June and admitted to the abuse and posting images to the internet. The child also identified Huskey as the perpetrator.

During a search of Huskey’s home, the FBI found hundreds upon hundreds of disturbing images on Huskey’s computer, as well as the footage of the “Tara” series and many of the items depicted in images being traded around the world.

“The images in this case are horrific and that doesn’t even begin to describe the images,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Francey Hakes. “This case ranks right up there with the worst I’ve seen in 12 and a half years.”

Hakes showed a graphic pockmarked with red dots representing the hundreds of locations where authorities have confiscated videos and images in the series since June of this year — the picture does not include those confiscated prior to June 2008.

“(The series) is very sought after by people who have the same interests as Mr. Huskey,” she said. “It will be distributed throughout the world for many years to come unfortunately.”

The child is currently in protective custody and has been referred for a wide variety of therapeutic services provided to victims of child sexual abuse, said authorities.

“The guilty plea today of Mr. Huskey helps bring this tragic and twisted crime closer to a close. The rehabilitation and recovery of Mr. Huskey’s juvenile victim is, however, just beginning,” FBI Atlanta Special Agent in Charge Greg Jones said. “The Atlanta Office FBI would like to express its gratitude to the many and varied law enforcement agencies who worked so hard toward this successful outcome.”

The case has a direct link to 15 other child pornographers in Florida, members of which were part of a sophisticated trading ring over the Internet.

Hakes said once a ring is cracked then more often than not, the U.S. Attorneys office will offer plea bargains during interrogation to each of the accused suspects in the alleged ring to turn them against each other.

“The way to catch a predator is to find another predator first,” Hakes said.

Ronald Keith Mack

A registered sex offender faces new charges alleging
he sexually abused four victims under the age of 7.


A registered sex offender faces new charges alleging he sexually abused four victims under the age of 7.

Ronald Keith Mack, 42, could face up to 265 years in prison if convicted on the eight charges against him, ranging from first-degree sexual abuse of a minor to failure to register as a sex offender.

Authorities Tuesday said they are still investigating Mack and asked anyone with information on him to contact the Casper Police Department. Investigators did not detail the allegations and the charging documents against Mack are unavailable because Natrona County Circuit Court does not release information on cases involving alleged underage victims.

Mack, a Chicago native who has a previous Wyoming conviction for indecent liberties with a minor, appeared in circuit court Tuesday afternoon, where a judge set his bond at $75,000. A slight man who wore his hair in a braided ponytail, Mack told the court he has lived in Casper for about four years.

When Judge Michael Patchen asked the defendant specifically where he lived, Mack said he lived at Natrona County Detention Center.

Earlier Tuesday morning, Casper police Sgt. Steve Schulz released a brief statement seeking the public’s help in the Mack investigation. Schulz did not elaborate on the statement other than to say the investigation is ongoing.

Police arrested Mack earlier this month on drug and interference allegations, according to police records provided to the Star-Tribune before he was charged with sexual abuse.

Mack is listed on Wyoming’s sex offender registry because of his 1995 conviction in Natrona County for indecent liberties with a minor. The registry indicates he was born in Chicago and has several aliases including Ronnie Mack, Ricky Moore, Lee Baker and Ernest Lee Baker.

Mack has twice served time at Wyoming State Penitentiary, according to Department of Corrections spokeswoman Melinda Brazzale.

In April 1994, he went to prison after having his probation revoked in relation to a burglary case three years earlier. He was paroled in September 1994.

Nine months later, Casper police arrested Mack after a 6-year-old girl told her mother a man had tried to molest her, court documents show. That October, Mack pleaded no contest to the indecent liberties charge and a judge sentenced him to three to five years in prison.

Department of Corrections records show Mack finished his sentence in March 1999. Information on whether Mack received sex offender counseling while incarcerated is not public, Brazzale told the Star-Tribune in an e-mail.

In court Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Dan Itzen said Mack has a previous burglary conviction in Illinois.

Anyone with information on Mack can contact police at (307) 235-8278.

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

Ronald Keith Mack

A registered sex offender faces new charges alleging
he sexually abused four victims under the age of 7.


A registered sex offender faces new charges alleging he sexually abused four victims under the age of 7.

Ronald Keith Mack, 42, could face up to 265 years in prison if convicted on the eight charges against him, ranging from first-degree sexual abuse of a minor to failure to register as a sex offender.

Authorities Tuesday said they are still investigating Mack and asked anyone with information on him to contact the Casper Police Department. Investigators did not detail the allegations and the charging documents against Mack are unavailable because Natrona County Circuit Court does not release information on cases involving alleged underage victims.

Mack, a Chicago native who has a previous Wyoming conviction for indecent liberties with a minor, appeared in circuit court Tuesday afternoon, where a judge set his bond at $75,000. A slight man who wore his hair in a braided ponytail, Mack told the court he has lived in Casper for about four years.

When Judge Michael Patchen asked the defendant specifically where he lived, Mack said he lived at Natrona County Detention Center.

Earlier Tuesday morning, Casper police Sgt. Steve Schulz released a brief statement seeking the public’s help in the Mack investigation. Schulz did not elaborate on the statement other than to say the investigation is ongoing.

Police arrested Mack earlier this month on drug and interference allegations, according to police records provided to the Star-Tribune before he was charged with sexual abuse.

Mack is listed on Wyoming’s sex offender registry because of his 1995 conviction in Natrona County for indecent liberties with a minor. The registry indicates he was born in Chicago and has several aliases including Ronnie Mack, Ricky Moore, Lee Baker and Ernest Lee Baker.

Mack has twice served time at Wyoming State Penitentiary, according to Department of Corrections spokeswoman Melinda Brazzale.

In April 1994, he went to prison after having his probation revoked in relation to a burglary case three years earlier. He was paroled in September 1994.

Nine months later, Casper police arrested Mack after a 6-year-old girl told her mother a man had tried to molest her, court documents show. That October, Mack pleaded no contest to the indecent liberties charge and a judge sentenced him to three to five years in prison.

Department of Corrections records show Mack finished his sentence in March 1999. Information on whether Mack received sex offender counseling while incarcerated is not public, Brazzale told the Star-Tribune in an e-mail.

In court Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Dan Itzen said Mack has a previous burglary conviction in Illinois.

Anyone with information on Mack can contact police at (307) 235-8278.

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

John Conaghen – Repeat Sex Offender – Sexually Violent Predator

“Even though the victims have some relief knowing the judge imposed such a severe sentence, they’ll live with the memory of what was done to them forever.”


A Johnstown man was sentenced Friday to 20 to 40 years in state prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a boy and trying to molest a girl.

John Conaghen, 46, of the 300 block of Daniel Street, was determined by Judge David Tulowitzki to be a sexually violent predator likely to re-offend.

Under the state Megan’s law, Conaghen will be required to register his address with the state police for the rest of his life after he is released from prison.

Conaghen asked for time to report to the county prison, but the judge denied that request after Assistant District Attorney Kelly Callihan expressed concern that the defendant might be a flight risk.

Conaghen was taken to the county prison by sheriff’s deputies to begin serving his sentence until he is transferred to a state facility.

Under a plea bargain, Conaghen pleaded guilty to involuntary sexual intercourse in incidents involving the 10-year-old boy, who was a family friend.

Johnstown Juvenile Officer Julie Wagner alleged that several incidents occurred prior to and during June 2007.

In the other case, Conaghen pleaded guilty to corrupting the morals of a 10-year-old girl in the fall of 2003.

Wagner alleged that the defendant had pulled down the girl’s underpants, but the girl had fought him off.

Callihan said after the sentencing, “Even though the victims have some relief knowing the judge imposed such a severe sentence, they’ll live with the memory of what was done to them forever.”

Defense attorney Jerome Kaharick tried unsuccessfully to challenge the predator finding by the judge.

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

John Conaghen – Repeat Sex Offender – Sexually Violent Predator

“Even though the victims have some relief knowing the judge imposed such a severe sentence, they’ll live with the memory of what was done to them forever.”


A Johnstown man was sentenced Friday to 20 to 40 years in state prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a boy and trying to molest a girl.

John Conaghen, 46, of the 300 block of Daniel Street, was determined by Judge David Tulowitzki to be a sexually violent predator likely to re-offend.

Under the state Megan’s law, Conaghen will be required to register his address with the state police for the rest of his life after he is released from prison.

Conaghen asked for time to report to the county prison, but the judge denied that request after Assistant District Attorney Kelly Callihan expressed concern that the defendant might be a flight risk.

Conaghen was taken to the county prison by sheriff’s deputies to begin serving his sentence until he is transferred to a state facility.

Under a plea bargain, Conaghen pleaded guilty to involuntary sexual intercourse in incidents involving the 10-year-old boy, who was a family friend.

Johnstown Juvenile Officer Julie Wagner alleged that several incidents occurred prior to and during June 2007.

In the other case, Conaghen pleaded guilty to corrupting the morals of a 10-year-old girl in the fall of 2003.

Wagner alleged that the defendant had pulled down the girl’s underpants, but the girl had fought him off.

Callihan said after the sentencing, “Even though the victims have some relief knowing the judge imposed such a severe sentence, they’ll live with the memory of what was done to them forever.”

Defense attorney Jerome Kaharick tried unsuccessfully to challenge the predator finding by the judge.

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

Robert Lloyd Youngblood – Convicted Whining Pedophile

“Uncle Bob” to the children in his Aliso Viejo neighborhood, added, “I hope that some day you can all find forgiveness.”

Perhaps instead he should hope that they all find peace and recovery


A child molester who secretly videotaped encounters with young children apologized to his victims Friday and said he was “embarrassed and ashamed,” moments before he was sentenced to 45 years to life in prison.

Robert Lloyd Youngblood, who was known as “Uncle Bob” to the children in his Aliso Viejo neighborhood, added, “I hope that some day you can all find forgiveness.”

He was convicted by a jury in June of 14 counts of lewd acts on children under 14, two counts of using minors for sex acts and one count of possessing child pornography.

Superior Court Judge William L. Evans said Youngblood, 65, was a “perfectly normal-looking person, who for whatever reason decided to take advantage of some young kids.”

The judge said there was no doubt that Youngblood molested children in his neighborhood after he gained the trust of their parents. “All you have to do is watch the videos,” Evans said.

Orange County Sheriff’s detectives found a collection of 57 sex-oriented home videos at Youngblood’s apartment when they showed up in February 2006 to investigate a report from a 12-year-old girl that she had been fondled during a visit with “Uncle Bob.”

His videos revealed that he used a hidden camera to capture images of his victims, including one that depicted a 12-year-old girl emerging naked from a shower.

Deputy District Attorney Nicole Nicholson said that Youngblood also spliced together his favorite scenes in a highlight, where he zoomed in on private parts of young girls and then looped the images over and over again.

Evans handed down his sentence — which he said will likely mean that Youngblood will die in prison — after he heard a victim-impact statement from the mother of one of his victims.

“We trusted him,” the woman said. “We let him into our family, and he took advantage of our general love and trust.”

She also read a letter from her daughter, who wrote, “What you did was sick and extremely dishonorable.

“You lived a life of promise, and you three it away for what? Underage girls,” the girl added. “That’s sick. That’s disgusting.”