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.”

Richard T. Balsavage – Repeat Sex Offender – Whining Pedophile Appeals "Long" Sentence and gets it increased instead

“You failed miserably at the very light sentence that was imposed originally”


A pedophile and drug abuser who unsuccessfully appealed a state prison sentence he felt was too lengthy saw his sentence increased sevenfold in Berks County Court today.

Richard T. Balsavage, 28, whose last known address was in the 400 block of Klines Corner Road, Longswamp Township, was sentenced by Judge Stephen B. Lieberman to 24½ to 49 years in state prison.

Balsavage pleaded guilty and initially was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey K. Sprecher in 2005 to nine to 23 months in county prison followed by three years of probation for taking pornographic photographs of a 2-year-old Kutztown boy.

In 2007, Lieberman increased that sentence to 42 months to three years in state prison followed by 42 years of probation when Balsavage violated the terms of his probation by continuing to possess child pornography.

State Superior Court denied Balsavage’s appeal of that sentence.

In another round of appeals, Balsavage asked Lieberman to resentence him, saying the sentence was too long and that he was not given an opportunity to speak at his last hearing.

Lieberman said he granted the request after confirming that he did not ask Balsavage if he wanted to address the court.

Balsavage told Lieberman that he has taken full responsibility for his actions.

“I realize I could never obtain forgiveness or forgive myself,” he said. “I am a stronger and better person today. I am truly sorry for the wrong I committed in the past.”

Lieberman said Balsavage refused to cooperate with the state Sexual Offenders Assessment Board when he was first sentenced in 2005, so Balsavage was not ruled to be a sexually violent predator.

However, later Balsavage admitted during his treatment that he had sexually abused at least 13 children, including 10 victims 5 or younger and one 1-year-old, Lieberman said.

Balsavage also admitted abusing alcohol, marijuana, hallucinogens, methamphetamine, cocaine and crack cocaine, Lieberman said.

“You failed miserably at the very light sentence that was imposed originally,” Lieberman said. “It is this court’s duty to offer the utmost protection for those least able to watch out for themselves. That would certain include infants and toddlers. A very lengthy resentencing is appropriate.”

“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

Scumbag Judge slaps Pedophile Zbigniew Skopinski with measly 3 years

A 63-YEAR-OLD man who began sexually assaulting a girl when she was just seven has been jailed for three-and-half years.

Zbigniew Skopinski,of Hickling Court, Mansfield, was found guilty on ten sex charges after a five-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court in April.

He abused the girl, who is now 15, on a number of occasions between 1999 and 2008.

Skopinski was convicted of five charges of indecent assault on a child under 14, two charges of indecency with a child, one charge of sexual assault on a child and two charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Sentencing him, Judge Michael Stokes QC highlighted the fact that the victim was forced to give evidence against him at the trial.

The judge told Skopinski he would serve half his sentence before release under supervision of the probation service. He is disqualified from working with children and must sign the sex offenders’ register.

Gareth Wheatman, defending, said his client still did not accept the allegations.

Skopinski has suffered two heart attacks and suffers from Type 2 Diabetes.

He is in Nottingham Prison, in a wing for sex offenders, the court heard.

“He describes the last three weeks and three days as horrendous,” said Mr Wheatman.

“He is subject to 23-hours-per-day restriction on him. There’s already been one assault on him.

“He has lost everything he had before. He is 63, in ill-health, and he is a truly broken man.”

BOO-FRIGGIN’-HOO

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

Raymond Hewlett – Repeat Sex Offender – Whining Pedophile – Suspect in Madeleine McCann Disappearance

Hewlett was first jailed for 18 months in 1972, after sexually assaulting a neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter.

Six years later in 1978 he was jailed again for four years for attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl after holding a gun to her head.

He was then locked up again for six years in 1988 after he kidnapped and assaulted another 14-year-old schoolgirl.

In March 1988, while he was held at Risley remand centre in Warrington, Cheshire, awaiting trial for the third offence, Hewlett wrote the letters to his 20-year-old daughter Gina.

Raymond Hewlett blamed his young victims for his history of sickening sex attacks, his prison letters show.

Here the Mail reprints some of the self-pitying notes the serial child sex offender wrote from his jail cell to his ‘Darling Daughter’ Gina from 1988 onwards:

‘I do believe there is a God, there has to be something more than this wicked evil world, what I find hard to grasp is why me?

‘Why when I behave like any other normal person do I have to be destroyed?’ he wrote, while on remand in Warrington, Cheshire, awaiting trial for kidnapping and assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

‘What have I done that makes me have to pay over and over again, I still feel as though I’ve been singled out to be tramped on and stamped on like some bloody insect, tell me am I a human being or not?

‘Well my Darling Daughter I just wish I could have a visit with just you or you and your Mum.’

In another letter, Hewlett blames his latest 14-year-old victim for his crimes, and accuses her of lying about her kidnap and assault ordeal.

‘She does not describe the interior of the vehicle correctly, but says the seats were black plastic when they were brown cloth,’ he moaned.

‘She said the car was smaller than a Marina with a front like a Chevette, she’s got loads either wrong on purpose or just forgotten to mention them, and yet everyone describes her as an intelligent girl.

‘She… goes on to say how calm she was because she never panics, I know she doesn’t she even says she was calmer than me, that’s because she had complete control of the situation, I just went along with it,’ he wrote.

‘I seem to be back in the same situation putting my hands up and surrendering, but what’s new, I always get sold down the river.

‘I just wish I knew what was going to happen but I think I already know, more jail maybe for a long time, I’ve lost all faith, truth does not seem important but that’s nothing new. Your Loving Dad xxx’

In another letter he complained:

‘I haven’t got a friend in the world, even my own brother and sisters have turned their backs on me…

‘it’s a good job I’ve got someone like you, mind you was always my favourite girl, the only trouble is you grew up but at least your [sic] still there, people are trying to make me into some sort of monster but you know different Gina.

‘I’ve got so much love to give but every time I give it something seems to go wrong.’

In another letter, Hewlett accused police of laughing at him when he made his statement, adding:

‘I didn’t find it at all amusing.’

And in a letter from Gartree Prison in Market Harborough, Leics, in September 1989, Hewlett even complained to Gina, now 41, about social workers interfering with his family.

He wrote:

‘I’d give anything for you to put your arm round me… and say Dad I love you… Kids don’t matter in this lousy world, when you love your kids and treat them right you get those Social Services B******* breathing down you neck. Why don’t they pick on families that do mistreat kids?’

The letters to his family showed no sign of remorse and Hewlett, now 64, desperately tried to convince his daughter Gina that he was innocent of his crimes.

They demonstrate no understanding of the abhorrent nature of his offences, and no trace of compassion towards his young victims – characteristics which will chill Kate and Gerry McCann as their detectives wait to speak to Hewlett about their daughter Madeleine’s disappearance.

His son Wayne, one of four children from Hewlett’s first marriage to Susan Ginley, said: ‘He was always in denial over what he had done, as if it was somebody else’s fault.’

Hewlett was first jailed for 18 months in 1972, after sexually assaulting a neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter.

Six years later in 1978 he was jailed again for four years for attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl after holding a gun to her head.

He was then locked up again for six years in 1988 after he kidnapped and assaulted another 14-year-old schoolgirl.

In March 1988, while he was held at Risley remand centre in Warrington, Cheshire, awaiting trial for the third offence, Hewlett wrote the letters to his 20-year-old daughter Gina.

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

Charles Randy Horne Jr. – REPEAT SEX OFFENDER – Baby Raper

A prosecutor told Nicholson that the rapes involve two girls, ages 6 and 9 at the time, who were molested in the woods and in a bedroom.


An Anderson Man pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

With the pretrial plea, Charles Randy Horne Jr. was sentenced to 23 years in prison, avoiding a potential prison sentence of 120 years.

“My 2-year-old daughter needs me,” said Horne, 30, of East Orr Street in Anderson at the hearing in Anderson County General Sessions Court. “I will do the 23 years, but I would prefer if it were a little less. I would like to see my daughter graduate from high school.”

Horne has been in custody in the Anderson County Detention Center since March 14, 2008 when Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies filed criminal charges against him.

Judge J.C. “Buddy” Nicholson Jr. accepted the negotiated sentence of 23 years on each count, telling Horne that the four sentences would run at the same time with credit given for 377 days already served.

Horne must serve 85 percent of the 23-year sentence, Nicholson said.

A prosecutor told Nicholson that the rapes involve two girls, ages 6 and 9 at the time, who were molested in the woods and in a bedroom.

According to warrants, the girls were molested between 1998 and 2000.

One of the victims did not attend the hearing Thursday, and the other broke into tears as she disagreed with the sentence.

“I don’t think he should get out and hurt any other girl,” the victim said on Thursday.

The girl’s grandmother, who has had custody of the girl since she was 9 and learned of the molestation when the girl was 15, testified that the girl suffers from a sleep disorder.

“She has night terrors and sleeps with a knife under her bed,” the grandmother said.

Horne apologized.

“If I could take it back I would,” said Horne in a proceeding witnessed by his parents, wife and other supporters. “I have changed. I know the Lord. All sex offenders are not repeaters.”

His parents, Charles Randy Horne, 55, and Debra Stokes Horne, 53, of Six and Twenty Road in Anderson, are awaiting trial after their arrests in May 2008 for the unlawful neglect of a child. Warrants indicate both parents knew about their son’s sex-offender status and allowed him to be unsupervised with the two children.

Prior to the sentencing Thursday, court testimony indicated that Horne Jr. had been a special education student, dropped out of school in the ninth grade, reads at a second-grade level and has worked multiple jobs as a cook at fast-food restaurants. Testimony also indicated he met his wife during rehabilitation for alcohol abuse and is mourning a child who died during childbirth in February.

Attorney Chase Harbin testified that Horne Jr. understood the charges facing him and had been determined to be competent for trial, which was scheduled in early April.

Horne Jr. served 18 months in prison in 1996 and was on probation for five years for committing a lewd act with a minor, resulting in his listing on the state’s sex offender registry, according to court testimony.

“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.

Ernest Dominguez – Whining Teacher MolesterTeacher Molester

Dominguez previously taught at a Tucumcari elementary school from 1997 to 1998 and was accused of nearly identical behavior at that school


Though he pleaded no contest Friday to molesting four students, former Santa Fe elementary school teacher Ernest Dominguez maintained his innocence to the end.

”To all the families who have claimed to have suffered irreparably — I’ve suffered as much as these kids have,” Dominguez told a state district judge. “My demise was having a strict academic classroom.”

Dominguez, 35, maintained he was speaking “for every teacher out there” when he said that any person in a position of authority can be brought down when they are accused of something.

”And when a child makes the accusation, 90 percent of the time people will believe the child,” he said. “I stand before you maintaining my innocence.”

Despite that proclamation, Dominguez pleaded no contest to four counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. In exchange for the plea deal which Judge Stephen Pfeffer thought twice about before accepting the agreement — Dominguez will be on probation for up to 20 years, have to register as a sex offender and won’t be allowed to be around children, the mentally ill or the elderly.

However, he will avoid prison.

Dominguez’s comments Friday came after he listened to the parents of his victims detail the nightmare their lives became after the alleged abuse, which took place in 2001 and 2002. The four boys were in fifth and sixth grade at Salazar Elementary School at the time. Dominguez is alleged to have reached his hands down their pants and fondled their genitals.

None of the victims attended Friday’s hearing.

The father of one boy spoke by phone and said through a Spanish interpreter that his son suffered ridicule when other children at school found out what happened. The boy still suffers from depression and is currently a patient in a psychiatric hospital, the father said. The situation also has affected the boy’s younger brother, and triggered depression in him and his wife, he said.

”I’d like for something to happen to this man,” he said. “We’re going to have to live with this the rest of our lives.”

The mother of another boy said her son also suffered greatly.

”Because of what (Dominguez) did, my son, in turn, turned around and hurt his younger brother,” she said. She put her son in a locked-down treatment facility for a year, and she said that he’s now 18 and doing well.

”He took responsibility and he took care of that,” she said. “My younger son forgave him and now we’re a stronger and better family. (But) we’re still overcoming it.”

The same boy’s father said to Dominguez, “Regardless of what happens, it doesn’t matter. Because in our hearts, you are already dead.”

The mother of a third boy said her son is so traumatized by Dominguez’s abuse, he won’t even go out to eat because he thinks everyone knows what happened to him. He also stopped going to school and “fell into a deep depression,” she said.

”He struggles to go to work or shopping for his own personal needs,” she said. “He even struggles to go in and pay for his own gas.”

The boy — now a young man — must be accompanied at all times by a family member who takes care of his needs, she said.

The mother of the fourth boy sounded a similar refrain, saying her son become depressed and withdrawn and stopped trusting people. She also read a letter the boy wrote.

”I want Mr. Ernest Dominguez to receive the maximum penalty for what he did to me,” the boy wrote. “I would like to put this all behind me and move forward with my life.”

Before he accepted the plea, Pfeffer grilled prosecutor Barbara Romo about why she offered Dominguez the plea. She said she met with three of the four boys in April — the fourth couldn’t be located at the time — and explained that if they decided to go to trial there were no guarantees Dominguez would be convicted.

She also told them that each boy’s allegations would necessitate a separate trial, during which jurors could not be told of the allegations reported by the other boys. However, she said she told them she was completely willing to go to trial if that was what they wanted.

All three agreed that Romo should offer the plea — Dominguez would only agree to a deal that guaranteed no jail time — so they could move on and put the abuse behind them, Romo said.

”Their concern was that he never be allowed to hurt another child again,” she said.

Dominguez previously taught at a Tucumcari elementary school from 1997 to 1998 and was accused of nearly identical behavior at that school, Romo has said. The District Attorney’s Office in Tucumcari decided not to prosecute him, she has said. Dominguez and the school district signed a confidentiality agreement to protect both parties from liability, according to court documents. He also taught in Espanola.

The Santa Fe case against Dominguez took so long to move through the criminal justice system because the state District Court dismissed some of the charges against him, and that decision was appealed to the state Court of Appeals, which upheld the decision.

Calling Romo a “highly seasoned” and “aggressive” prosecutor who is experienced in child sexual abuse cases, Pfeffer said he might not have accepted the plea if she hadn’t been the one to offer it. However, he did accept it and imposed probation that could last up to 20 years. The case will be reviewed every five years.

The judge also barred Dominguez from ever holding a teaching position or any other job — volunteer or paid — that puts him in contact with children, the mentally ill or the elderly.

Dominguez will have to register as a sexual offender and will be subject to a closely supervised form of monitoring, Romo said. His probation case will be transferred to Tucumcari, where Dominguez lives with his parents. Pfeffer gave him 30 days to move out of his parents’ home because it is too close to a high school.

Pfeffer also left no doubt as to whether he believed Dominguez was innocent of the charges against him.

”Despite your protestations, this is not an isolated incident,” the judge said. “It’s not just one child accusing you. It also happened in Tucumcari. People are capable of deceiving themselves, and I believe you’ve done that.

”You violated a sacred trust,” the judge continued. “Society has to draw a clear line for these types of crimes.”

Ernest Dominguez – Whining Teacher MolesterTeacher Molester

Dominguez previously taught at a Tucumcari elementary school from 1997 to 1998 and was accused of nearly identical behavior at that school


Though he pleaded no contest Friday to molesting four students, former Santa Fe elementary school teacher Ernest Dominguez maintained his innocence to the end.

”To all the families who have claimed to have suffered irreparably — I’ve suffered as much as these kids have,” Dominguez told a state district judge. “My demise was having a strict academic classroom.”

Dominguez, 35, maintained he was speaking “for every teacher out there” when he said that any person in a position of authority can be brought down when they are accused of something.

”And when a child makes the accusation, 90 percent of the time people will believe the child,” he said. “I stand before you maintaining my innocence.”

Despite that proclamation, Dominguez pleaded no contest to four counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. In exchange for the plea deal which Judge Stephen Pfeffer thought twice about before accepting the agreement — Dominguez will be on probation for up to 20 years, have to register as a sex offender and won’t be allowed to be around children, the mentally ill or the elderly.

However, he will avoid prison.

Dominguez’s comments Friday came after he listened to the parents of his victims detail the nightmare their lives became after the alleged abuse, which took place in 2001 and 2002. The four boys were in fifth and sixth grade at Salazar Elementary School at the time. Dominguez is alleged to have reached his hands down their pants and fondled their genitals.

None of the victims attended Friday’s hearing.

The father of one boy spoke by phone and said through a Spanish interpreter that his son suffered ridicule when other children at school found out what happened. The boy still suffers from depression and is currently a patient in a psychiatric hospital, the father said. The situation also has affected the boy’s younger brother, and triggered depression in him and his wife, he said.

”I’d like for something to happen to this man,” he said. “We’re going to have to live with this the rest of our lives.”

The mother of another boy said her son also suffered greatly.

”Because of what (Dominguez) did, my son, in turn, turned around and hurt his younger brother,” she said. She put her son in a locked-down treatment facility for a year, and she said that he’s now 18 and doing well.

”He took responsibility and he took care of that,” she said. “My younger son forgave him and now we’re a stronger and better family. (But) we’re still overcoming it.”

The same boy’s father said to Dominguez, “Regardless of what happens, it doesn’t matter. Because in our hearts, you are already dead.”

The mother of a third boy said her son is so traumatized by Dominguez’s abuse, he won’t even go out to eat because he thinks everyone knows what happened to him. He also stopped going to school and “fell into a deep depression,” she said.

”He struggles to go to work or shopping for his own personal needs,” she said. “He even struggles to go in and pay for his own gas.”

The boy — now a young man — must be accompanied at all times by a family member who takes care of his needs, she said.

The mother of the fourth boy sounded a similar refrain, saying her son become depressed and withdrawn and stopped trusting people. She also read a letter the boy wrote.

”I want Mr. Ernest Dominguez to receive the maximum penalty for what he did to me,” the boy wrote. “I would like to put this all behind me and move forward with my life.”

Before he accepted the plea, Pfeffer grilled prosecutor Barbara Romo about why she offered Dominguez the plea. She said she met with three of the four boys in April — the fourth couldn’t be located at the time — and explained that if they decided to go to trial there were no guarantees Dominguez would be convicted.

She also told them that each boy’s allegations would necessitate a separate trial, during which jurors could not be told of the allegations reported by the other boys. However, she said she told them she was completely willing to go to trial if that was what they wanted.

All three agreed that Romo should offer the plea — Dominguez would only agree to a deal that guaranteed no jail time — so they could move on and put the abuse behind them, Romo said.

”Their concern was that he never be allowed to hurt another child again,” she said.

Dominguez previously taught at a Tucumcari elementary school from 1997 to 1998 and was accused of nearly identical behavior at that school, Romo has said. The District Attorney’s Office in Tucumcari decided not to prosecute him, she has said. Dominguez and the school district signed a confidentiality agreement to protect both parties from liability, according to court documents. He also taught in Espanola.

The Santa Fe case against Dominguez took so long to move through the criminal justice system because the state District Court dismissed some of the charges against him, and that decision was appealed to the state Court of Appeals, which upheld the decision.

Calling Romo a “highly seasoned” and “aggressive” prosecutor who is experienced in child sexual abuse cases, Pfeffer said he might not have accepted the plea if she hadn’t been the one to offer it. However, he did accept it and imposed probation that could last up to 20 years. The case will be reviewed every five years.

The judge also barred Dominguez from ever holding a teaching position or any other job — volunteer or paid — that puts him in contact with children, the mentally ill or the elderly.

Dominguez will have to register as a sexual offender and will be subject to a closely supervised form of monitoring, Romo said. His probation case will be transferred to Tucumcari, where Dominguez lives with his parents. Pfeffer gave him 30 days to move out of his parents’ home because it is too close to a high school.

Pfeffer also left no doubt as to whether he believed Dominguez was innocent of the charges against him.

”Despite your protestations, this is not an isolated incident,” the judge said. “It’s not just one child accusing you. It also happened in Tucumcari. People are capable of deceiving themselves, and I believe you’ve done that.

”You violated a sacred trust,” the judge continued. “Society has to draw a clear line for these types of crimes.”

Josue Chock – Detained in Guatemala

US citizen Josue Chock has been detained in Guatemala and charged with kidnapping and sexually molesting almost a dozen Guatemalan children.

At least ten children were found on Tuesday, four of whom imprisoned in a house, after the Guatemalan police raided Chock’s residence in Salama city, 90 miles north of the capital Guatemala City, AFP reported .

A judicial source said on condition of anonymity, “The ‘gringo’ (the foreigner) videotaped the children and sent the tapes to the United States as pornographic material.”

The children told their interviewer that they had been sexually abused.

The source added, “During the search and while the children were being interviewed, the American took a scalpel and cut his neck. He was then taken to the emergency hospital in Salama where he is in serious condition.”

A 2007 study by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child reported that many Guatemalan children are sold every year in neighboring countries, and especially in the US, for use in pornography and other forms of commercial exploitation.

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