The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Today, In Sex Offender News

As shocking as it may be (and I say that with complete sarcasm)it seems that a ever growing number of sex offenders are making headlines across the US lately. Rather than break them down and write about them case by case, I've opted to be lazy tonight and just offer you a quick list to browse through:

Gregory Turner, 44, has been arrested after a six year old girl told her father that the registered sexual offender "kissed her genital area". He was released from the Oxford County Jail after posting $50,000 bail.

Larry David Lee Jr., 33 is headed back to court (and hopefully prison for a very long time) after charged with first degree rape, lewd molestation, and forcible oral sodomy in regards to his assault against a seven year old girl. He had previously been convicted of second degree rape on March 22, 2000 he received 3 years suspended with 3 months in jail.

Patrick Leno has been charged with felony gross sexual imposition after allegedly assaulting a 3 year old girl. He has a previous 2002 conviction for indecent exposure for exposing himself to a 4-year-old girl while working at a McDonald's. He was out on bond during the most recent incident, a ($5,000 bond in the case) which involves a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old ans child sexual abuse.

Oscar Rivera, 30, is being held on $250,000 bond after allegedly breaking into a house and sexually assaulting a teenage girl at knife point. He's charged with aggravated first-degree sexual assault, first-degree burglary, first-degree unlawful restraint, risk of injury to children and threatening. His previous crimes include second-degree burglary and fourth-degree sexual assault. He served TWO whopping years.

Michael Gordon, 23 has been charged with charged with felony sexual assault and corruption or solicitation of minors, and misdemeanor failure to register as a sex offender. He also has a criminal history with sexual offenses.

Of course, I suppose it could be worse. Our prison system could have given these monsters Viagra, like the system in the UK did for Francis Evrard, 61:

The case of Francis Evrard, 61, who was arrested last week after kidnapping a five-year-old boy, stirred outrage because of the circumstances of his release from prison last month after serving 18 years for child rape.

Among these were that Evrard was given Viagra, the anti-impotence drug, by two doctors shortly before he left the prison in the Normandy city of Caen. He had also collected paedophile pictures and talked to prison officers in crude language about his continuing attraction to children just before his release, Le Figaro reported.

Hat tip to Lisa on that last one.