Richard Scott Campbell – Repeat Sex Offender – Making Up-skirt shots at Wal-Mart


A New Kent County resident who is on the state’s sex-offender registry faces a court hearing next month for a sex-offense charge in Henrico County.

Police say Richard Scott Campbell, 41, snapped unauthorized pictures June 9 at a Wal-Mart in the 7900 block of Brook Road in Henrico. Police say he used his cell phone to snap pictures up a woman’s skirt.

The woman noticed Campbell when she turned away from a clearance display of cosmetics, authorities said.

“Mr. Campbell was kneeling down holding his cell phone under the victim’s skirt taking pictures,” according to a search warrant.

She followed him to the parking lot and took down his license plate information, then notified authorities.

According to state police, Campbell has three convictions for indecent exposure, the most recent in Chesterfield County in April 2001. Those convictions have made him a registered sex offender.

He is due in Henrico court July 21 for a preliminary hearing.

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

Christopher Hoch – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Molesting, Child Porn Possessing Peeping Tom

Hoch committed the violation while serving on probation for another sex crime conviction.


A Montpelier man who committed a sex offense while on probation for stalking and child pornography will spend between 5 and 30 years behind bars.

Christopher Hoch, 46, was sentenced at a hearing in Vermont District Court in Barre on Tuesday, nearly four months after a jury convicted him of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

The sentence is a combination of a 2- to 15-year sentence for the lewd and lascivious conduct, along with a 3- to 15-year sentence that Hoch received for earlier convictions of stalking and child pornography.

Hoch was arrested for the stalking and child pornography in 2004 but eventually most of that sentence was suspended. His case highlighted Vermont’s lack of a Peeping Tom law, and the Legislature passed an anti-voyeurism bill in 2005 in response to the case.

Hoch committed the lewd and lascivious conduct while he was on probation and in sex offender counseling for those charges.

In the lewd and lascivious conduct case, Hoch was a trusted friend of the victim’s family and has known the victim her whole life. Hoch touched the girl, who was under 10 years old, under her pants but over her underwear and advised her not to tell anyone about it. Hoch’s lewd behavior came to light when the victim revealed the inappropriate touching to her mother in January 2008, and an investigation soon led to Hoch’s arrest.

At the hearing Tuesday, the victim’s mother addressed the court under oath as she sat at the prosecutors’ table. Hoch sat at the defendant’s table, and the two looked at each other from about 10 feet away as the mother told him how his conduct has affected her and her child.

“You damaged my most precious gift in my life,” she told Hoch.

“My daughter has been tormented and lives in a place that is not her normal self,” she added.

The girl’s mother said she believes her daughter will recover, but she’s not sure she herself will.

Hoch’s actions have shaken her beliefs and values, the mother said, and statements made by others in the courtroom indicate the mother has been left wondering if she could have done more to protect her child.

“She is understandably struggling with a concern and regret that this is her family and she failed to protect her family,” said Washington County State’s Attorney Tom Kelly, who prosecuted the case.

As she concluded her statement, the mother said she wanted Hoch to understand what he’d done, and said she hopes her words stay with him as he sits in prison.

“I hope they haunt you for a long time,” she said.

Hoch, who was supported at Tuesday’s hearing by seven people who sat directly behind him, also addressed the courtroom, and said he was sorry for what happened.

“I apologize and am sorry I let my friends and family down,” said Hoch, a college educated artist, who created artistic memorial stones before he was jailed.

Hoch’s voice broke as he told of his close friendship with the victim’s family, and he said it’s his hope that everyone involved can move on and heal.

Nine people, including friends and relatives, wrote letters supporting Hoch, though none of the people who attended the hearing wanted to comment outside the courtroom.

But the “man of great integrity” who is “entirely peace loving,” as one letter describes Hoch, has a darker side, Kelly argued.

“I think he was leading, in some respects, a double life,” said Kelly. “So I’m not sure that the people who wrote about him really know Mr. Hoch.”

Hoch was arrested for the stalking and child pornography after an off-duty police officer discovered him snapping photos of an undressed girl through her bedroom window in Montpelier. A search of Hoch’s computer revealed dozens of explicit photos, taken by Hoch, of unsuspecting area couples having sex and of women in various stages of undress. The computer also contained child pornography.

Kelly asked the judge to impose a five-year minimum sentence on the lewd and lascivious conduct charge, but Judge Christina Reiss opted to give Hoch the two-year minimum that is mandatory for the charge.

She said she didn’t think the lewd and lascivious conduct case warranted a longer minimum sentence and pointed out that the combined minimum will be five years.

After the hearing, Kelly was not overly disappointed that he didn’t get the 8-year minimum sentence he had requested.

“I think five years is a good long time,” he said.

Kelly was also pleased that Hoch received a 30-year maximum which means he’ll be under state supervision on a level higher than probation until he’s in his mid-70s.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Dennis Fagg – Repeat Sex Offender


The case against a convicted sex offender accused of improperly touching a 4-year-old Middletown girl will go before a Butler County grand jury for review.

Dennis Fagg, 46, of West Milton, is charged with gross sexual imposition after police said the girl told her mother he had touched her private area.

Middletown police Detective Fred Shuemake, who testifield Thursday, May 21, durng a preliminary hearing in Middletown Municipal Court, said Fagg, who was arested May 11, was a family friend and had been convicted in 2002 of felony voyeurism. He spent six months in jail on that charge. In that case, Fagg made a sex tape with an adult in which a different 4-year-old child could be seen watching the acts, Shuemake said.

Court records show Fagg was convicted of attempted murder in 2002 after shooting a man, according to Shuemake.

The mother of the girl said she was surprised about Fagg’s past and what he allegedly had done on several occasions while he babysat her daughter.

“I want him locked up for a long time,” she said following the hearing. “It’s all I can think about.”

She said her daughter seems to be emotionally stable because she doesn’t understand what happened.

Fagg was expected to be transported to the Butler County Jail on $30,000 bond on Thursday night.

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

Maurice Reyes – Sick Twist – Child Predator Busted by DNA


Orange County Sex Crimes Investigators used DNA evidence and video from two different surveillance cameras to track down a suspected predator in east Orlando.

46-year-old Maurice Reyes is accused of duct taping and gagging a four year old girl, after breaking into her home in the middle of the night.

Cops say DNA evidence found on beer cans that Reyes left at the scene not only connects him to the attack last week but also to a similar case in 2007.

“He breaks through a bathroom window… he goes into the child’s room, gags her with a piece of cloth,” said detective Rich Mankewich.

The suspect in the 2007 case fled when the child’s mother heard him in the house,

Mankewich says Reyes has a history of bizarre behavior. Three times in the 1990s Reyes was caught masturbating outside of homes as he peered in through the window.

Reyes sits in jail on no bond.

Mankewich says charges on the 2007 case are coming.

Bradley J. Hebert – 15 years for producing child pornography


A 38-year-old Kalamazoo man was sentenced Thursday to more than 15 years in prison, plus lifetime supervision upon his release, for producing child pornography.

Bradley J. Hebert, whose last reported address was an apartment at 616 Lynn Ave., was arrested in 2008 on federal charges of transporting, distributing or selling child sexually exploitive material. He pleaded guilty to the charge in December.

According to U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis, federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement initially “identified Hebert as a subscriber to child pornography websites” and subsequently executed a warrant at his home. There, Davis said, agents recovered “a collection of more than 700 images of child pornography,” including some Hebert had created by hiding a video camera in his bathroom and “videotaping a minor female friend while she was showering and changing clothes.”

“Subsequent investigation disclosed that Hebert had a history of sexually assaulting minor girls, including sexual assaults of two girls when they were 14- and 15 years old,” Davis said in the sentencing announcement.

Davis was placed on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry in January, after following his guilty plea in the current case.

At Thursday’s sentencing, U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell said he hoped Hebert’s 188-month prison sentence, plus lifetime supervision after he is released, will be a deterrent to other potential offenders.

The case was investigated by ICE and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, with assistance from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. It was part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative that involves federal, state and local investigators and prosecutors, plus an Internet Crimes Against Children task force.

In addition to investigation, officials say Project Safe Childhood is designed to educate the public about the dangers of online child exploitation and teach children how to protect themselves from being targeted by adult sexual predators. For more information on Project Safe Childhood, go online to http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Michael Shawn Kelley – Repeat Sex Offender – Spying on women in Wal-Mart restrooms


Officers arrested a registered sex offender Tuesday night they said was looking up women’s skirts while they were shopping or using the restroom at local businesses, Florence Police Maj. Carlos Raines said.

Michael Shawn Kelley, 27, of of 3220 Hoffmeyer Road, Lot 60, Florence, faces four peeping tom charges, Raines said.

Investigators said the suspect has been to Books-A-Million and both Florence Wal-Mart SuperCenters to look up women’s skirts or watch them from underneath restroom stalls.

The first incident happened in January at the new Wal-Mart SuperCenter on Beltline Drive, Raines said. The suspect entered the women’s restroom, victims told police, and watched them from under the stalls.

The next incident was reported Sunday at the same place. Women told police they’d caught the suspect looking up their skirts and dresses, Raines said.

The third incident happened Monday at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter on South Irby Street, where police again were told about a man peering up women’s skirts and dresses, Raines said.

The last incident happened Tuesday night at Books-A-Million on West Evans Street where the suspect entered the women’s restroom, stood on a toilet seat and peeked over at a woman in the next stall, Raines said.

Some of these incidents were caught on surveillance footage, which led to the suspect’s identification, Raines said.

Investigators are urging businesses to report this kind of activity to police, he said.

“We certainly want any of the citizens here that are out shopping or wherever it may be to feel like it’s going to be a safe place to go,” Raines said.

Meanwhile, he said, the investigation is continuing.

According to the State Law Enforcement Division’s Sex Offender Registry, Kelley was convicted in October 2005 of a peeping tom/aggravated voyeurism charge and in August 2006 for a first-offense sex offender registry violation.

He remains in custody at Florence County Detention Center in Effingham on a $100,000 bond.

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

………Sarah Tofte

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Michael Shawn Kelley – Repeat Sex Offender – Spying on women in Wal-Mart restrooms


Officers arrested a registered sex offender Tuesday night they said was looking up women’s skirts while they were shopping or using the restroom at local businesses, Florence Police Maj. Carlos Raines said.

Michael Shawn Kelley, 27, of of 3220 Hoffmeyer Road, Lot 60, Florence, faces four peeping tom charges, Raines said.

Investigators said the suspect has been to Books-A-Million and both Florence Wal-Mart SuperCenters to look up women’s skirts or watch them from underneath restroom stalls.

The first incident happened in January at the new Wal-Mart SuperCenter on Beltline Drive, Raines said. The suspect entered the women’s restroom, victims told police, and watched them from under the stalls.

The next incident was reported Sunday at the same place. Women told police they’d caught the suspect looking up their skirts and dresses, Raines said.

The third incident happened Monday at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter on South Irby Street, where police again were told about a man peering up women’s skirts and dresses, Raines said.

The last incident happened Tuesday night at Books-A-Million on West Evans Street where the suspect entered the women’s restroom, stood on a toilet seat and peeked over at a woman in the next stall, Raines said.

Some of these incidents were caught on surveillance footage, which led to the suspect’s identification, Raines said.

Investigators are urging businesses to report this kind of activity to police, he said.

“We certainly want any of the citizens here that are out shopping or wherever it may be to feel like it’s going to be a safe place to go,” Raines said.

Meanwhile, he said, the investigation is continuing.

According to the State Law Enforcement Division’s Sex Offender Registry, Kelley was convicted in October 2005 of a peeping tom/aggravated voyeurism charge and in August 2006 for a first-offense sex offender registry violation.

He remains in custody at Florence County Detention Center in Effingham on a $100,000 bond.

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

………Sarah Tofte

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Jack McClellan – Filthy GirlChat Pedophile Can’t come within 10 yards of any child in California


“The voyeur and stalking nature of McClellan’s activities and his attendance at functions where children congregate, in conjunction with his use of photographs of small children, is offensive, frightening, menacing and not protected by McClellan’s free speech or assembly rights.”


A self-proclaimed pedophile who promised to return to Santa Clarita Valley to watch young girls in public areas has lost his appeal of a statewide ban keeping him away from children.

Last week, the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles upheld a 2007 Superior Court injunction that prohibits 46-year-old Jack McClellan from being within 10 yards of any child in California.

Local lawyer Anthony D. Zinnanti filed the injunction in August 2007 after reading reports in The Signal that McClellan planned to return to this valley with the intent of watching little girls at family events in public settings.

Zinnanti won his injunction, and on Aug. 3, 2007, Superior Court Judge Melvin D. Sandvig widened the scope of Zinnanti’s injunction to include all of California.

He handed down a sweeping statewide order prohibiting McClellan from being within 10 yards of any child in California and ordering him not to loiter where children congregate.

The appellate panel of three judges – Justices Richard Dennis Aldrich, J. Anthony Klein and Patti Kitching – concluded that the injunction still stands. They also ordered McClellan to pay Zinnanti’s court costs estimated to be between $500 and $1,000.

McClellan’s lawyer compared the pedophile’s ban to civil rights violations.

“This is about fear, hatred and public paranoia, the same forces that power racism and sexism,” Richard Mario Procida said Wednesday, adding it was difficult for him “personally” to tackle such a “very very difficult” case.

“I think the message of this decision is ‘Don’t express your feelings’ and ‘Don’t express your secret desires,'” said the Whittier attorney. “Don’t express yourself because you could be prosecuted for it. Don’t make a public confession because it could be interpreted as a threat.”

Zinnanti said he was delighted at the decision.

“Everybody from Santa Clarita that I run into tells me, ‘Thanks for looking out for the kids.'” he said. “I couldn’t not do what I did.”

On Labor Day 2007, McClellan moved to Portland, Ore., after he was detained a couple of times by law enforcement officers upholding Sandvig’s ruling.

McClellan vowed to appeal the injunction from out of state on grounds that his First Amendment rights were violated, specifically his right to express a preference for pre-pubescent girls.

McClellan ran a Web site that promoted “girl love,” including advice to pedophiles as to where young girls congregate and the degree to which they were supervised.

Appellate court judges concluded: “The trial court’s orders did not violate McClellan’s fundamental rights.”

McClellan argued two points in a bid to appeal his statewide restraining order.

According to court documents obtained by The Signal, McClellan argued the injunction was “improper,” because “they were based on the content of his speech that promotes sexual relations with children as being healthy.”

He also argued the injunction placed restraints on his publishing activities.

The judges in their ruling wrote: “We are not persuaded by either argument.”

They explained their decision as: “McClellan is not prohibited from espousing his controversial views.

Rather, he is prohibited from his continuing course of conduct to harass, attack, assault, stalk and keep under surveillance minor children, as to do so places the children in danger, and is threatening to them.

“The voyeur and stalking nature of McClellan’s activities and his attendance at functions where children congregate, in conjunction with his use of photographs of small children, is offensive, frightening, menacing and not protected by McClellan’s free speech or assembly rights.”

As a result of the court decision, McClellan is still barred from being within 30 feet of any child in California.

Published in: on January 23, 2009 at 3:25 am  Leave a Comment  

Jack McClellan – Filthy GirlChat Pedophile Can’t come within 10 yards of any child in California


“The voyeur and stalking nature of McClellan’s activities and his attendance at functions where children congregate, in conjunction with his use of photographs of small children, is offensive, frightening, menacing and not protected by McClellan’s free speech or assembly rights.”


A self-proclaimed pedophile who promised to return to Santa Clarita Valley to watch young girls in public areas has lost his appeal of a statewide ban keeping him away from children.

Last week, the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles upheld a 2007 Superior Court injunction that prohibits 46-year-old Jack McClellan from being within 10 yards of any child in California.

Local lawyer Anthony D. Zinnanti filed the injunction in August 2007 after reading reports in The Signal that McClellan planned to return to this valley with the intent of watching little girls at family events in public settings.

Zinnanti won his injunction, and on Aug. 3, 2007, Superior Court Judge Melvin D. Sandvig widened the scope of Zinnanti’s injunction to include all of California.

He handed down a sweeping statewide order prohibiting McClellan from being within 10 yards of any child in California and ordering him not to loiter where children congregate.

The appellate panel of three judges – Justices Richard Dennis Aldrich, J. Anthony Klein and Patti Kitching – concluded that the injunction still stands. They also ordered McClellan to pay Zinnanti’s court costs estimated to be between $500 and $1,000.

McClellan’s lawyer compared the pedophile’s ban to civil rights violations.

“This is about fear, hatred and public paranoia, the same forces that power racism and sexism,” Richard Mario Procida said Wednesday, adding it was difficult for him “personally” to tackle such a “very very difficult” case.

“I think the message of this decision is ‘Don’t express your feelings’ and ‘Don’t express your secret desires,'” said the Whittier attorney. “Don’t express yourself because you could be prosecuted for it. Don’t make a public confession because it could be interpreted as a threat.”

Zinnanti said he was delighted at the decision.

“Everybody from Santa Clarita that I run into tells me, ‘Thanks for looking out for the kids.'” he said. “I couldn’t not do what I did.”

On Labor Day 2007, McClellan moved to Portland, Ore., after he was detained a couple of times by law enforcement officers upholding Sandvig’s ruling.

McClellan vowed to appeal the injunction from out of state on grounds that his First Amendment rights were violated, specifically his right to express a preference for pre-pubescent girls.

McClellan ran a Web site that promoted “girl love,” including advice to pedophiles as to where young girls congregate and the degree to which they were supervised.

Appellate court judges concluded: “The trial court’s orders did not violate McClellan’s fundamental rights.”

McClellan argued two points in a bid to appeal his statewide restraining order.

According to court documents obtained by The Signal, McClellan argued the injunction was “improper,” because “they were based on the content of his speech that promotes sexual relations with children as being healthy.”

He also argued the injunction placed restraints on his publishing activities.

The judges in their ruling wrote: “We are not persuaded by either argument.”

They explained their decision as: “McClellan is not prohibited from espousing his controversial views.

Rather, he is prohibited from his continuing course of conduct to harass, attack, assault, stalk and keep under surveillance minor children, as to do so places the children in danger, and is threatening to them.

“The voyeur and stalking nature of McClellan’s activities and his attendance at functions where children congregate, in conjunction with his use of photographs of small children, is offensive, frightening, menacing and not protected by McClellan’s free speech or assembly rights.”

As a result of the court decision, McClellan is still barred from being within 30 feet of any child in California.

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Harold N. Rimblert III – Repeat Sex Offender – Peeping Harold


Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a registered sex offender they found in a women’s restroom at the County Job Center.

Harold N. Rimblert III, 25, faces a misdemeanor charge of voyeurism for walking into a lavatory in the center, 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, and looking at women from underneath the stalls, Sheriff Phil Plummer said.

“No one was harmed and we were able to apprehend him pretty quickly since we have a deputy on duty there for security,” Plummer said. “We’re going to take a close look at Mr. Rimblert because he obviously has a problem.”

It is at least the sixth time in five years Rimblert, 145 Waverly Ave., has been arrested on voyeurism charges, according to court records. He was sentenced in May to 60 days in jail for being in a women’s restroom at Sinclair Community College, Plummer said.

It was that incident that prompted Judge Carl S. Henderson to order Rimblert to register as a sex offender.

He has never served more than 60 days for any of the convictions and often has been given credit for time served, according to court records. He is free on a $99 bond.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Published in: on January 22, 2009 at 2:24 pm  Leave a Comment