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Darren Vann pleads guilty to murdering 7 women
"CROWN POINT — Victims' family members watched quietly in the courtroom as serial killer Darren D. Vann uttered the word "guilty" seven times — for each murder count read aloud by Lake Superior Court Judge Samuel Cappas Friday morning.
Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter called Vann, 47, of Gary "one of the most prolific serial killers" his office has ever dealt with. "
The Times (NWI.com), May 4, 2018
Formerly convicted sex offender freed by technicality
"GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A Grand Junction man is now walking free after being convicted in 2015 of molesting six young boys and girls.
In 2015, Michael McFadden was sentenced to more than 300 years for molesting children. On Tuesday, he was released from prison in eastern Colorado, leaving many people wanting answers.
"I am completely appalled at this decision," said Dan Rubinstein, the Mesa County District Attorney. "I think the criminal justice system completely failed here."
McFadden, 46, was convicted of 19 counts of sexual offenses, including a habitual sex offender against children. The question is how he became a free man after such a severe punishment and crime.
The answer lies in a technicality.
"If you've heard the phrase, 'he got off on a technicality,' this is exactly that situation," said Rubinstein.
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that McFadden's statutory right to a speedy trial was violated when the presiding judge granted a continuance.
That matters because McFadden has prior sexual offenses."
KJCT.com (Colorado), March 1, 2018
Anchorage man who attacked sex offenders hopes his story can be a lesson for others
"An Anchorage man who attacked three registered sex offenders last year said he wants his story "to serve as a deterrent" to anyone tempted to turn their pain into violence or take the law into their own hands.
That's what he did in the summer of 2016. He now faces up to 25 years in prison.
"If you have already lost your youth, like me, due to a child abuser, please do not throw away your present and your future by committing acts of violence," Jason Vukovich wrote in a five-page letter sent to the Anchorage Daily News in November.
For the past year and a half, Vukovich's case has moved through the Alaska court system. He agreed to plead guilty to first-degree attempted assault and a consolidated count of first-degree robbery. In turn, prosecutors agreed to dismiss more than a dozen other charges against him as part of a plea deal, according to court records.
Anchorage Daily News, January 1, 2018
Convicted Oklahoma child molester moves next door to victim
""He's like right there, practically in my backyard and that kind of makes me nervous and not want to go home ever," 21-year-old Danyelle Dyer told KFOR.
Danyelle and her family say her uncle, Harold English, recently got out of prison and moved in with his mother whose property is just over the fence."
http://fox4kc.com, June 21, 2017
17-year-old commits suicide in group home after assault at DOC halfway house
"The sexual assault was reported in July of 2016, at 3150 St. Paul Ave. in the town of Blooming Grove. The area, while seemingly in Madison, is under the jurisdiction of the Dane County Sheriff's Department."
https://www.channel3000.com, Jul 17, 2017
Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced to 25 Years for 'Disturbing' Assault of Minor
"Jerry Dean Heard, 65, pled guilty in Edgefield County to first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and was sentenced to 25 years in prison by Circuit Court Judge R. Scott Sprouse, according to Hubbard. This crime is classified as a no parole offense."
http://www.wltx.com, July 26, 2017
Registered sex offender guilty of luring, sexual contact
"ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Jurors in New Jersey have convicted a registered sex offender in New York City of luring a teenager into his car and initiating sexual contact with her.
The panel in Union County deliberated 25 minutes before finding 48-year-old Vincent O'Leary of Staten Island guilty of luring, child endangerment and criminal sexual contact. He'll face up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced in February."
AP, December 15, 2017
New Dorp child molester gets 9 years in prison
"STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A New Dorp man will spend nine years in prison for molesting a young girl repeatedly over a five-year span, beginning when she was 4 years old. Stapleton Criminal Court Judge Alan J. Meyer sentenced Vincent Lauria, 58, of Belfast Avenue, to nine years behind bars, 20 years of post-release supervision, and he must register as a sex offender following his guilty plea last month to a count of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child for sexually abusing a young female relative. Prosecutors said Lauria began molesting the girl in 2005, when she was just 4, in his Belfast Avenue home as well as the victim's home in Dongan Hills under the threat that if she told anyone, she would be sent "to juvie," or a juvenile delinquent home. "
SIlive.com, September 3, 2009
Judge takes teacher off Sex Offender list
"A Montgomery County judge that struck a child sex abuse conviction from a former high school teacher's criminal record, will also allow the teacher to remove his name from the state's sex offender registry.
Circuit Court Judge David A. Boynton on Sept. 15 provided former Albert Einstein High School teacher Richard Shemer the written consent needed to legally remove his name.
"Mr. Shemer is no longer required to register as a sex offender and shall be removed from the Sex Offender Registry list," Boynton's court order read."
Sun-Sentinel Newspapers, September 25, 2017
Suspect arrested in 1980 murder of pregnant woman
"LOS ANGELES -- For 37 years, Ronnie Fematt had been living with a burning question: Who killed his newlywed wife and their unborn child in 1980 and left her nude body on a Los Angeles County beach?
Once considered a possible suspect in the case, Fematt stood shoulder-to-shoulder Friday with Los Angeles sheriff's investigators, who announced they had finally made an arrest.
It was March of 1980 when Fematt had an argument with his newlywed wife, Teresa Broudreaux - then 20 years old and five months pregnant with their unborn child - and she left to go to her sister's house nearby, investigators said. After she left her sister's home later that evening, Broudreaux was never seen alive again. "
CBS/AP, September 29, 2017
Serial killer sex offender compared to 'Jaws' convicted by jury in an hour
"The jury of serial killer Steven Dean Gordon's peers took only an hour to reach a guilty verdict, promptly wrapping up only the second trial in the county's history where a defendant attempted to represent himself on capital murder charges."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, December 16, 2016.
Warrant: Central Texas man forced teen into sex, threatened to 'kill her family'
"A 51-year-old Central Texas man with ties to the Aryan Brotherhood was arrested Monday in Austin for allegedly trafficking a 16-year-old girl for sex and possessing nude photos of her, court documents show.
James Aaron Lenox, of Del Valle, was charged with a first-degree felony of trafficking a child to engage in sexual conduct. His bond has been set at $1 million."
http://www.mysanantonio.com, February 7, 2017.
Family Law System Grants Access to Child Sex Offenders
"Abbey Hamersley was only 17 years old when her mother found her dead in her room, after having taken her own life. The young woman had been suffering depression and anorexia, before she lost her will to live in November 2013.
Abbey's father was sentenced to four years prison in 2005 for sexually assaulting his daughter's 8-year-old best friend. When he was released on parole two years later, he wasn't allowed to return to his work as a dentist, but was granted visitation rights by the Australian family law system."
https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au, October 11, 2016.
Minnesota man confesses to 1989 kidnapping, sexual assault and killing of 11-year-old boy Jacob Wetterling
"Danny Heinrich, who also pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, admitted in Minneapolis federal court that he kidnapped and murdered Jacob Wetterling. Heinrich faces the statutory maximum of 20 years in prison for child pornography. "
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 6, 2016.
After 27 years, the remains of boy abducted at gunpoint are found
"For almost three decades, Minnesotans kept their porch lights burning, hoping 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling might make his way home.
Those hopes were crushed when a suspect in the 1989 disappearance led authorities to human remains that the boy's mother says are those of her long-lost son."
www.theage.com.au, September 4, 2016.
Registered Chattanooga sex offender charged with rape for fifth time
"Willie James Bradley, 55, also was charge with especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault. Those charges, too, are more than familiar to Bradley, according to court records."
www.timesfreepress.com, August 14, 2016.
Convicted sex offender pleads guilty for abusing 2 more children
"SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A man from Morrisville admitted on Wednesday that he sexually abused two children in 2009. Daniel Pyburn, 45, then received eight concurrent life prison sentences as part of a plea agreement.
Pyburn pleaded guilty in Greene County Circuit Court to six counts of first-degree statutory sodomy and two counts of first-degree child molestation. He was charged in 2012 and jailed in lieu of a $250,000 bond."
www.ky3.com, October 1, 2015.
Sex Offender Facing Multiple Child Molestation Charges
"The allegations are appalling, and it all started with a tip that 40-year-old Cornelio Jimenez was distributing child pornography.
"These images are pictures and videos of children, even as young as 6 months, being sexually abused," Sgt. Jeff Kertson with Central California ICAC said.
Detectives with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Jimenez Thursday morning on child pornography charges, but it gets worse. "
www.yourcentralvalley.com, June 26, 2015.
Convicted sex offender kills two, wounds three others in Maine rampage
" A convicted sex offender stole guns and a pickup truck before killing two people and wounding three others in a bloody overnight rampage in northern Maine, authorities said.
Anthony Lord was apprehended Friday at a family member's home in Houlton. A woman who was with him was safe, State Police Lt. Sean Hashey said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 17, 2015.
Missing California girl found inside sex offender's garage
"Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies arrested 26-year-old Kaene Dean on Wednesday and charged him with oral copulation of a minor after he allegedly sexually assaulted the girl inside his parents' Santa Clarita house, where he lives."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 16, 2015.
Convicted sex offender in Michigan says kids can't resist him and keep seeking him out: report
" A convicted sex offender in Michigan attempted the "they were asking for it" defense with authorities — "they" being boys he preys on.
Jason Michael Spencer, who is already doing prison time for one child sex crime, admitted to sexually assaulting a boy but claimed the child "actually had approached him and he 'wanted it,' " according to a probable cause affadavit from Kent County Sheriff's Detective Joel Roon."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 04, 2015.
Amber Alert issued after missing 14-year-old Tennessee girl last seen with wanted sex offender
"An Amber Alert was issued in Tennessee for Hayleigh Wilson, of Surgoinsville, after she left home around 10 p.m. Monday. Early Tuesday, she was spotted at a Walmart in Marion, N.C., with 41-year-old Benjamin Shook, a sex offender who did 10 years in prison for child molestation, records show."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 24, 2015.
Former health and sex ed teacher at Fitchburg, Mass. charter school pleads guilty to rape of 14–year–old student
"A former sex ed teacher will now be getting sex offender counseling and two–and–a–half years in jail after pleading guilty to raping a 14–year–old student."
Daily News, March 18, 2015.
Everett man who raped, killed boy now arrested for child porn
"EVERETT—A registered sex offender with a 1974 conviction for raping and murdering a 6–year–old boy was arrested earlier this week for investigation of possessing and distributing child pornography."
Heraldnet.com, March 07, 2015.
British Airways pilot had sex with boys during layovers in India, prosecutor says
"Frere, the son of a retired Oxford University professor, faces a litany of assault and child porn offenses dating as far back as 2001."
Daily News, September 23, 2014.
FL pervert busted with condoms, lubricant during sex sting
"A judge sentenced registered sex offender Paul Culbreth, 52, to nearly 20 years in the slammer after federal agents busted him with condoms and lubricants as part of a teenage sex sting."
Daily News, September 13, 2014.
Newberry Police: Megan's Law Sex Offender Enticed Girls with Booze, pills.
"According to charging documents, Tillinghast approached one of the girls July 13 as she was walking along Persian Lilac Drive. He pulled up next to her in a silver or gray minivan and tried to convince her to come home with him by offering her alcohol, documents state.
The next day, Tillinghast tried to grab the girl as she again was standing along Persian Lilac Drive, police allege. The girl ran behind a car to get away from him, documents state.
Less than an hour later, the girl saw Tillinghast again. This time he grabbed her arm, told her he had pills and alcohol at his home and tried to get her to agree to go there, police allege. The girl told officers she was able to pull free from him and run away, police said.
Two other girls made similar allegations against Tillinghast, according to police. They said they were walking along White Dogwood Drive on July 13 when he pulled up in his minivan and started talking to them, documents state. "If (you're) down to chill, I have a few beers," he allegedly told them, but the girls continued to walk away from him, documents state.
Megan's Law: Tillinghast was convicted in 2005 of attempted sexual abuse and is listed as a Megan's Law sex offender, according to Pennsylvania's Megan's Law website.
York Dispatch, July 18, 2014.
Megan's Law offender charged in sex assaults in Greenburg (PA)
"In 2013 he allegedly had repeated sexual contact with a 12–year–old girl, threatening to kill her if she reported the crime, according to court records. He allegedly exposed himself to a second victim, a high school student. He carried on a physical relationship last summer with a third victim, another high school student, court records show.
Fiore is a convicted sex offender. He pleaded guilty to unlawful contact with a minor, attempted corruption of minors, attempted indecent assault of a person younger than 16 and attempted statutory sexual assault in Fayette County in 2009."
Trib Live, July 9, 2014.
Jailed fiend Peter Braunstein loses suit for porn magazines, book about rapist
Braunstein, 50, was convicted seven years ago of dressing as a firefighter on Oct. 31, 2005, chloroforming an ex-colleague and sexually abusing her for 13 hours. A judge ruled that the infamous inmate was not entitled to the book or magazine, which contained images simulating child pornography.
Daily News, May 03, 2014.
Convicted Sex Offender Sues to Change National City's 300-Feet from Kids Rule
An organization called Reform Sex Offender Laws is filing lawsuits in 71 California cities to change local ordinances targeting convicted sex offenders.
NBC7 News, April 16, 2014
London cops: Three women freed from 30 years of slavery were physically abused and traumatized
Brainwashed and beaten, the women in London were slaves to an unidentified couple living in 'unremarkable house.' The youngest victim, age 30, likely spent her entire life imprisoned.
Daily News, November 22, 2013
Preventing sexual abusers of children from reoffending: systematic review of medical and psychological interventions
BMJ, August 09, 2013
White supremacist pair targeted sex offender in double murder: suspects
Jeremy and Christine Moody of South Carolina say they used a sex offender registry to find sex crime convict Charles Parker and his wife, Gretchen Parker.
Daily News, July 06, 2012
Sex offender Brandon Scott Lavergne arrested in case of missing Louisiana college student Mickey Shunick
Daily News, July 06, 2012
Ohio Teen Sentenced In Rape Of Child At McDonald's
Huffington Post, February 21, 2012
Sex predators find easy prey in Nicaragua
Nicaragua Dispatch, November 30, 2011
32-year-old sex offender arrested for rape of 75-year-old woman in Bronx
Daily News, September 13, 2010
Text of the federal legislation allowing public access to state sex offender registries.
No longer a registered sex offender, but the stigma remains
CNN.com, February 11, 2010
Experts: Predator laws not working
Union-Tribune, March 3, 2010
Do Sex Offender Registration and Notification Requirements Deter Juvenile Sex Crimes?
Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 37, No. 5, 553-569 (2010)
As shattered lives are put back together, cracks remain
The Wichita (KS) Eagle, December 11, 2010
Assessing the Impact of Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification On Sex-Offending Trajectories
Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 37, No. 5, 570-582 (2010)
The Case of Dr. John Schneeberger
Article archive of the case of Dr. John Schneeberger, of Canada, convicted sex offender and court ordered visits with his young daughters.
Sex Offender Poses As Child, Attends School
www.wnbc.com, September 11, 2008
'I Forgot' Not a Defense for Calif. Sex Offenders Failing to Register
The Associated Press, August 30, 2004
Sexual Abusers of Children Often Get Deals, No Convictions
The Miami Herald, January 28, 2004
Supreme Court Upholds Sex Offender Registration Laws
CNN, September 5, 2003
Teacher Charged With Sex Abuse Is Registered Sex Offender In Florida
Mohave Daily News, January 29, 2002
Man Who Held Girl Captive for Decade Given 14 Years
Mainichi Daily News, January 22, 2002
Chemically Castrated Predator Seeks Use of Viagra
The Associated Press, August 5, 2002
Offenders 'Can Look After Kids'
The Press, October 18, 2002
Laporte Child Molester Gets 20-Year Sentence For Second Offense
South Bend Tribune, May 4, 2002
Sentence For Sex Offender Protested
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 23, 2002
Sentences For Sex Offenders Double
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 2, 2002
The Psychiatrist as Accomplice
The Washington Times, April 28, 2002, editorial article by Dr. Thomas S. Szasz, M.D.
Rape Suspect Assaulted Her at Jail, Teen Says
Rocky Mountain News, March 6, 2002
- 3 Deputies Suspended
Rocky Mountain News, March 13, 2002
Sex Offender Asks for Castration
Las Vegas SUN, May 16, 2002
Md. Convict is Accused of Raping Va. Toddler
The Baltimore Sun, June 26, 2002
Confessed Child Murderer Appeals Term
Aftenposten, February 25, 2002
Court: Calif. Predator Law Covers Only Those Who Victimize Strangers
The Associated Press, August 23, 2002
Court Sets Limits for Sex Offenders
The Associated Press, January 23, 2002
Court to Weigh Constitutionality of Internet Sex Lists
The Associated Press, February 19, 2002
Fugitives in Sexual Offenses Arrested
The Dallas Morning News, June 16, 2001
Alleged Sexual Abuse Not Reported by Mormon Officials in Montana
The Associated Press, June 8, 2001
Predators Among Us
ABC News, June 21, 2001
Paedophile Swimming Coach Gets Eight Years
The Times, June 30, 2001
Why Is He Free?: Convicted Rapist Evades Prison For 13 Years
The Boston Herald, July 27, 2001
Panhandle Boys Indicted For Murdering Father
The Associated Press, December 12, 2001
- Deputy Fired Over Friendship in Boys' Murder Case
The Associated Press, March 24, 2002
- Love Letter Found on Wall of Chavis' Cell
The Pensacola News Journal, April 3, 2002
- Chavis Charged in King Murder
The Gulf Herald, April 10, 2002
- Chavis Indicted for King Murder
The Pensacola News Journal, April 12, 2002
- Florida Boys Convicted in Father's Death
The New York Times, September 7, 2002
- Judge Throws Out Brothers' Murder Convictions
New York Times, October 18, 2002
- King Brothers Get Reduced Jail Sentences
CNN, November 14, 2002
Pedophile's Escape a "Non-Event"
The Ottawa Citizen, October 5, 2001
Dark History Eludes Church's Eyes
The Denver Post, November 6, 2001
Convicted Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Rape, Invasion of Privacy
The Associated Press, August 10, 2001
N.B. Sex Offender Won't Explain Suspension From Sex Treatment Program
Canadian Press, April 25, 2001
10-Year-Old's Crime Tests Limits of Megan's Law
The New York Times, June 16, 2001
Warnings Of A 'Lethal Risk' Ignored (Nathaniel Bar–Jonah case)
The Hartford Courant, March 25, 2001
HIV–Positive Offender Gets 17 Years
The Associated Press, November 6, 2001
2nd Time Rape Offender Sentenced to Prison
The Billings Gazette, July 12, 2001
Judge Adds 10 Years to Child Rapist's Sentence
The Salt Lake Tribune, May 3, 2001
Judge Bans Public Access to Sex Offender List
The Associated Press, May 17, 2001
Sex Offender Freed by Court, Charged Again
National Post, July 25, 2001
Sex Offender Had Stolen Identity of Dead Teacher, Records Show
The Associated Press, July 8, 2001
Sex Offender Registry Violates Due Process, Hawaii High Court Rules
The National Law Journal, December 3, 2001
Sex Offender to be Released
The Associated Press, December 29, 2001
Man Pleads Guilty in Kidnap, Rape Children Plot
The Advocate (Baton Rouge), July 12, 2001
Child Protection Blacklists
BBC News, July 10, 2000
Register Will Track Freed Pedophiles
Sydney Morning Herald, May 31, 2000
Release of More Than 100 Sex Offenders Halted Pending Appeal
The Associated Press, October 2, 2000
Row as Teenage Rapist is Freed
The Scotsman, December 22, 2001
Scores of Sex Offenders May Go Free Because of Challenge to Florida Law
The Associated Press, November 28, 2001
Serial Molester of Teen Boys Gets 19-to-Life
Los Angeles Times, November 9, 2001
Ex–Disney Executive Gets Probation in Sex Case
APBnews.com, August 10, 2000
Sex-Crime Brothers Preyed on Lonely Hearts
BBC News, October 15, 1999
Empathy Training for Pedophiles: Does it Work?
Knight Ridder News Service, November 18, 1996
How Many Dead Children Are Needed to End the Rhetoric?
by Andrew Vachss, New York Daily News, August 12, 1994
How to Handle Sexual Predators
by Andrew Vachss, The World & I, August 1993
Sex Predators Can't Be Saved
by Andrew Vachss, New York Times, January 5, 1993
by Andrew Vachss, ABA Journal, July 1992
How We Can Fight Child Abuse
by Andrew Vachss, Parade, August 20, 1989
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SEX OFFENDER REGISTRIES ... DON'T WORK
Sex–offender registries do nothing to protect us, and offer the public the kind of false promise that puts us all at risk. Here's proof:
Sex-offender dad gets sole custody of 6-year-old daughter
Daily News, June 29, 2013
Sex-offender data is used to collect money and intimidate
A network of Arizona-based Internet companies is mining data from sex-offender sites maintained by law-enforcement agencies and using it to demand money and harass those who complain or refuse to pay.
azcentral.com, May 26, 2013
N.Y. murder, rape suspect removed and reassembled monitoring bracelet in under a minute
Daily News, March 19, 2013
11 children removed from sex offender's home after some were found tied to beds
Daily News, February 21, 2012
Sex predators find easy prey in Nicaragua
Nicaragua Dispatch, November 30, 2011
Why everyone should know about Kamau Marcharia
Institute for Southern Studies, May 20, 2010
CNN Newsnight with Aaron Brown
Transcript of CNN "Newsnight" interview with Andrew Vachss
"Newsnight," July 6, 2005
How Many Dead Children Are Needed to End the Rhetoric?
by Andrew Vachss
Daily News, August 12, 1994
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Center for Sex Offender Management
c/o Center for Effective Public Policy
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 720
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 589-9383
A project of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
Movement Against Kindred Offenders, Inc.
P.O Box 424
Elizabeth S.A 5112
Phone: 04 1976 2286
A not-for-profit community organisation in Australia which offers assistance and referrals for victims of sex crimes and runs a national prevention campaign
U.S. Dept. of Justice Office of Sex Offender
Sentencing, Monitoring & Tracking
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
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