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

Friday, September 28, 2007

America's Most Wanted, This week

This week, America's Most Wanted will be highlighting the following cases:

Manuel Penaloza: On the evening of October 27, 2006, Heidi was heading home from a visit with her parents in Pasadena, Calif. when her journey came to a sudden halt. Police say a vehicle in the oncoming lane crashed and Heidi got out to help the injured driver. However, her altruistic rescue attempt resulted in her being assaulted and carjacked by a 20-year-old gang member named Manuel Penaloza. Penaloza soon crashed Heidi's car and cops say he fled the scene on foot. Authorities searched Penaloza's car and knew that the investigation had only just begun when they discovered two people shot execution style in the abandoned vehicle. Now, we need your help in bringing Penaloza to justice.

Nevada Child Sex Tape: One day after Nye County Sheriff's Office announced that they found a second girl on a videotape containing disturbing images of sexual abuse involving another underage girl, AMW has learned that the second girl has been identified. In a press release, cops say that not only do they know the identity of the 10-year-old girl, they also state that she is safe and sound. Authorities maintain that she was never harmed by the perpetrator, who is seen elsewhere on the tape committing sexual assaults against a 4 or 5-year-old girl. Police also confirmed that the portion of the video containing the second girl was filmed in Nye County. On Saturday night, we’ll have all the details for you.

William Greer: Police say William Greer is responsible for the murder of his girlfriend Tammy Myers. Now, he’s following a pattern that has kept AMW viewers and cops walking in his shadows. But can these near misses turn into a long-awaited capture?

North Dallas Boogey Man: In April of 2007, the Dallas Boogey Man displayed the type of violence no one here had seen. As was his routine, the man smashed through the Frisco, Texas victim's door and sexually assaulted her. But this time, he did something was different. This time, he didn't conceal his face. To investigators, that was a significant sign. He did not intend on leaving a witness. But the brave woman survived, and now investigators all over the Dallas area finally have what they’re looking for: the face of their elusive Boogey Man. You can see it on, and then this weekend, help us bring down this real-life Boogey Man.

Leo Burt: The Ghost of Wisconsin: Thirty-seven years ago, the sky lit up in Madison, Wisc. Buildings shook, and people 30 miles away could hear the sound of a car at Sterling Hall at University of Wisconsin explode and tear into the night. It was the worst case of domestic terrorism until Oklahoma City in 1995. Of the four accused terrorists, three were caught, convicted, and served their time in prison. But one -- Leo Burt -- hasn't been seen or heard from since he fled the country in 1970. Leo's actions and escape from justice haunt Madison to this day, and Leo has been dubbed "the Ghost of Wisconsin." Help us put his story to rest on Saturday night.

Gabriel Avila: After years of hunting for Katie Sepich's killer, cops say they cracked the case with the help of a modern miracle: DNA testing. Police say a DNA match led them to a man who was already in jail for another crime. This weekend, we’ll give you all the details.

You can catch AMW on Saturday Nights at 9pm, on your local Fox station. You can also visit their website,

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Jeffs guilty...

I know, I know... I'm a day late. While I seen the news- first about the jury feeling deadlocked on the second charge and then about the guilty verdicts, I just didn't have the time to log on and post. Thankfully, someone else did and I suggest clicking over and reading their take on the entire case. I couldn't have said it better myself.
Stop the ACLU:

He ruled with an iron fist say former members. He was one sicko that was hurting a lot of people. This particular trial dealt with a female forced to marry at the age of 14. He is also charged in Arizona with being an accomplice to incest and sexual misconduct with a minor for arranging marriages between two underage girls and relatives of theirs. Today he was found guilty of two counts of being an accomplice to rape.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sex Ed in Schools

I've always been a little undecided about having sex ed in schools. On one hand, we have parents who are barely willing to teach their children simple manners such how to wear a belt so your rear isn't visible to every person who happens to be within viewing distance of you- god knows that some of those same parents honestly see MTV as a better resource of information on sex than actually sitting down and talking to their child would be.

But, on the other hand- I don't really favor the "hands on" approach of some school teachers when it comes to sex ed. It's not that I don't understand the benefit of "hands on" learn when it comes to other subjects- dissecting the frog in science gives a much better visual learning concept than just reading about each bodily organ in a text book. And Civics class would be less thrilling without the mock trials. Art class would lose appeal if children only looked at the painting of Van Gogh, rather than putting brush to canvas and learning his technique.

But, there is a line. And I'm pretty sure that I set that line right before sex ed when it comes to interactive learning. Sadly not all people do.

Take Karen Robbins for example. She had been a private school teacher, at Bell Street Middle School- interestingly enough so was Allena Ward (pleaded guilty recently to having sex with five teenage boys, some of them students at the school. Anyway, it turns out that much like Ward, Robbins believed in the proactive, hands on way of learning...

A former teacher was charged with having sex with a teenage boy, the third teacher in the same county accused of such crimes in the past year and a half, authorities said Monday.

Karen Robbins is the third teacher in the area to be charged with having sex with a teenager.

Karen Robbins, 49, was arrested over the weekend and charged with three counts each of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and committing a lewd act on a child.

The sex occurred with a 15-year-old in her car and twice at her home between September and November 2005, according to arrest warrants.

As a added side note, this "sex with students" thing seems to be popular in the county there, other than Ward and Robbins, Wendie Ann Schweikert also resided there. She was charged with having sex with an 11 year old.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Do you know this child?


Las Vegas police are searching for information on the identities of the little girl pervert pictured. The story behind how these two became of interest to police is a little far fetched if you ask me, but rather than debating the likelihood of it, or questioning why the hell he waited so freaking long before turning to police- I'm going to just quote the story... for now.

After receiving a graphic tape of a young girl being assaulted by an adult male, Nye County police need help identifying both the victim and the man.
Investigators said the tape was turned in by Darren Tuck, 26, of Pahrump. Tuck said he found the tape in the desert. After another investigation, police said Tuck had possession of the tape for over five months, showing it to other people.

**Child's photo removed.

H/t Homesweethome and websleuths.

The first update comes straight from America's Most Wanted, who has been working on this case from early on:

Chester Stiles: Cops tell AMW that they are now hot on the trail of the man at the center of an investigation into a horrific videotaped sexual assault involving an underage girl. Police have now named Chester Arthur Stiles as the man they believe is seen on the tape performing sexual acts on a 4- to 5-year-old girl who has now been identified only as 'Madison'.

And the second update comes from a reader, who sent the link to me Thanks!
The girl is called "Madison" on the tape, and it is "possible" that the man shown in it is Stiles, DeMeo said.
Stiles, whose last known address was Las Vegas, also was wanted on unrelated state and federal warrants on charges of sexual assault and lewdness with a minor under 14 years of age, the sheriff said.

"We know he has those warrants," DeMeo told The Associated Press by telephone from Pahrump, a rural town 60 miles from Las Vegas. "For us, he is a person of interest. We want to talk with Mr. Stiles about the identity of the female victim."

The Who?

I just want to do a fast head count, on a topic that has been on my mind lately. So, to make it easy, I've added a poll:

If I mention the Jena 6, your first reaction would be:
Who cares?
Lock them up.

  Show results

Votes so far: 1
Days left to vote: 6

Feel free to explain your reaction in the comments.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Make Ten Grand...

According to the news, the FBI has issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Charles Hollin- who is wanted in connection to the abduction and sexual abuse of a 10 year old in Indiana.

Source- Investigators say Hollin has even pretended to be a police officer, so the FBI considers him armed and dangerous. He is originally from Manchester, so he could be in that area.

Case details from FBI wesbsite:
Charley Hollin is wanted for kidnapping and child molestation. On January 20, 1999, a ten-year-old female resident of Seymour, Indiana, was allegedly abducted at knife point outside a local girl's club and later sexually assaulted. After the molestation occurred, Hollin reportedly made the victim leave the car naked, and her clothes were thrown out of the car after her.

On February 3, 2000, an arrest warrant was issued for Charley Hollin in the state of Indiana, Jackson County, for two counts of confinement and three counts of child molesting. Additionally, on April 5, 2007, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, District of Indiana, after Hollin was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Third time's a charm...

Timothy Iberer must have believed in the old expression "if at first you don't succeed, try try again", because police are alleging that the 27 year old convicted sexual offender broke into the bedroom window of a five year old girl at least three times before getting caught.

The child's mother awoke around 3 a.m. on Sept. 10 to noises in her house and noticed her daughter's bedroom door, unusually, was closed. The mother entered, saw a man with a flashlight sitting on her daughter's bed, and she screamed. The intruder leaped out the first-floor window in the girl's bedroom , which authorities later discovered he entered by slitting the lower corners of the screen to unlock it, according to an arrest affidavit.

The affidavit said the position of the child when her mother entered her room indicated that the intruder planned a sexual assault. The child was not harmed, authorities said.

The girl told detectives from the prosecutor's office that the man had been in her room at least three times, including on Sept. 10. She said the man had touched her, shined a flashlight in her eyes, and carried a pocketknife at least once. The girl told her mother about one month ago that "the doctor" came into her room, but her parents told her it was a bad dream and did not report the incident at the time, the affidavit said.

Iberer was previously convicted and served a 3 year sentence (out of four years given) for molesting the 8 year old daughter of one of his former friends. He was released in 2006 after going through treatment at the state's Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Avenel. (Sidenote, mark this as yet another case where sexual offender treatment clearly failed.)

Friday, September 21, 2007

It's not so much that I missed you...

I know, hiatus. I had promised myself that. And, for a few days- I was doing good. I didn't peek in on comments. I didn't read the news. I avoided watching Fox and MSNBC as if doing so would have caused a sudden and painful rash to cover my eyes. I was doing so good, you would have been so proud.

You see, while I missed blogging- I was actually enjoying my time away, it was nice not having to reflect the sickness in the world for once. And, while I missed all of you, that's not exactly what has driven me back from hiatus.

So, let's just get on with it already.

A short message to parents is evidently a requirement, as you'll soon discover why:


From the moment that you decided to have sex, you knowingly took a chance that it could end up with you being a parent. Frankly, I care not if the condom broke, the birth control pill was one of the .5% that failed to control, or if for some reason you were just to damn drunk. You took a chance- and it ended up with you being given that often highly sought after title of "mom" or "dad". At that moment, you also became responsible for the life and wellbeing of someone else. Despite your one time romp with being the "only" person you had to answer too, you now must stand up and answer to others. If this is something that you can not do- if you are just completely too self centered, to self indulging, too damn much of a idiot to learn to put someone- your child- before yourself, than I must, and I mean MUST insist that you do one single thing for the benefit of said child. Just once, do what is best for someone else- and put the child into the care of someone willing to put him/her first. It's simply that you can not raise a child, giving them the love and respect and protection they need- if you can't for go your selfish behavior. You child must come before everything else in your life- regardless of the personal sacrifice doing so will require.

And really, this is to the "mothers" out there, no man- not your husband, not your boyfriend, not that cute guy at the car wash- should ever be of more value to you than your child. You should not be trading your child's childhood for a simple roll in the hay. When you do- you put shame on mothers everywhere, and worst of all- you validate to the rest of us just how much of a worthless piece of trash you really are, and proves that stupid people shouldn't be reproducing.


Now, to be fair, most of you are not in need of lessons on parenting. To be fair- most of you know how to be loving parents, and so the letter doesn't apply to you. But, I have to say- it does apply to people like this:

Posted by Frianne on Wednesday, September 12 2007 at 02:43:21pm
I have a questions for someone who is willing to answer. I am a 43 year old mother of 2 (girl 10 boy 15). Their dad died two years ago. I met a guy who is 30 and we started dating (his idea). Well, to make a long story short, he molested my 10 year old daughter. He went to a therapist for help which ended up leading to his arrest. He is now waiting for his trial, where my daugher will have to testify against him. At first I was very angry and wanted nothing to do with him. But now I find that I am very much in love with him. I have forgiven him and still want to have a life with him. I know this probably varies, but is it possible for him to be attracted to little girls and women. I have asked him if he loves me and he always says yes. But is it the right kind of love. Are their guys who are attracted to both girls and women? This is all new to me and I am trying to educate myself and understand as much as I can. I don't want to set myself up for heartache.

As a quicker refresher course- it may not be proper to seek out the advice of people who willingly admit that they are into sexually exploiting children, especially when this is the sort of advice you are seeking. However, as most of you are likely to agree with- I'm sure this woman had a reason for seeking the advice from these perverts. After all, they were the very people who she felt she could turn to... and receive the response she was really looking for.

If she was really after finding out the truth, she would have turned to any of the hundreds of thousands of victim abuse agencies located conveniently throughout the US. But... more than likely this sorry excuse for a mother was just hoping that by going to a group of people who are openly encouraging sexual abuse of children to be seen as "normal"... that she'd find a little relief for her guilt, and a little backing to her idea of forgiving this pervert. Plus... maybe it will stroke her ego a little bit by proving that he wasn't just after her daughter- he was after her too. Sickening.

Normal people, normal parents don't go from being angry that their child was abused by someone to loving that same creep.

Of course, after hearing (reading) a few responses from the pedophiles... she doesn't exactly get the ego stroking that she wanted, so she adds more:

Posted by Frianne on Thursday, September 13 2007 at 12:30:50pm
In reply to Re: Advice posted by Spherious on Thursday, September 13 2007 at 06:12:43am
Thank you so much for talking to me. I have apprecaited everyone's answers. I dated this guy for 1 year and 5 months before he touched my daughter. He has confessed to touching her, but not to "finger" penetration which she says happened. He says he doesn't remember doing that, only touching her there. That is why we have to go to court. It is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony. So he will probably definitely serve some jail time. He also lived with a family before who had two little girls and he molested the older one, but I don't know for how long. He lived there about 7 or 8 years so there is no telling. I have just recently wrote to him and asked him if he was only attracted to little girls. Everyone is telling me that he just used me to get to my daughter. It's hard not to believe it, but I need for him to tell me the truth. He says that he loves me, but we have always had an issue with sex(unable to get an ere. etc.) That sends a signal to me that maybe he isnt attracted to me. I just want to understand. My daughter says that she never wants to see him again but that she is still a little mad at him but she is getting over it. I don't know how she will feel as time goes by. I feel like he is my soul mate and I love him very much. And you know no one will ever be on my side. But I have forgiven him and have decided to try to help him and maybe we can have a life together. Thanks again for your advice. I really do need it............ : )

This man has an ongoing habit of molesting children... but he's her freaking sole mate.

Seriously, someone call child protection services to save these poor children. And a doctor to serialize this idiot.

Things I missed

A few interesting things I missed while I was gone- not that I'm completely back yet- but I really felt the need to share them.

Trench has Prosecutor Scumbag Peepants tries to off himself, the tale of prosecutor John Atchison who wanted to sexually abuse a few children in between pretending to "put the bad guys away". I suppose he forgot it was criminal to do so. Asshole.

Twenty-eight-year-old Nailah Franklin has been missing since at least Tuesday. The successful pharmaceutical sales rep had reported threats received from a male, possibly an ex, prior to her disappearance. Read more about Nailah at CrimeBlog.US.

Home Sweet Home explains What is a Safety Plan, and it's a must read.

Being a friend or family member of someone when you have concerns they may be abused can leave you feeling helpless. You cannot make them leave the relationship. But maybe, just maybe in order to make you feel better- maybe you can convince them to read about and complete a safety plan.

Laura James is reporting on the death of Watts.

It is a terrible, a sad day in Michigan today. Coral Eugene Watts is dead at 53 of prostate cancer.

That psychosexual sickness that led him to indiscriminate murder must have festered until it killed him.

And, Trench is sharing a horrible case over at I'd quote, or describe it- but it's too bad.

Michelle McNamara of True Crime Diary is looking closely at what crimes get talked about, and which don't:

I actually experience a split second of surprise when I bump into a friend and they want to discuss Madeleine McCann and not, say, Crystal Arensdorf, who disappeared six years ago from a Dubuque, Iowa bar and whose case, virtually unheard of, is currently an obsession of mine.

This week on AMW

Still on hiatus, but I did want to share highlights from this weekends upcoming America's Most Wanted with you all.

Anthony Artrip: Shortly after eluding police in Asheville, N.C., cops say that escaped fugitive Anthony Artrip robbed a bank in Mt. Airy. According to authorities, Artrip passed a note claiming he had a gun and emptied the teller tills. Now, U.S. Marshals have added Artrip to their 15 Most Wanted list, and they are more determined than ever to get their hands on him. Tune in this week to help us track him down.

Anibal Mustelier: Agents believe Mustelier may have returned to Florida to retrieve $5 million worth of jewelry stashed away after the bank robbery at a SunTrust Bank five years ago. On the show this weekend, we’ll give you the details on where he might be now. Tune in, and help us nab him.

Whitey Bulger: The FBI has just released a possible photograph and new video of Whitey Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig. The picture and short video were taken in Taormina, Sicily, Italy on April 10, 2007. Now, authorities are asking for your help to identify the couple shown and to determine whether or not the man and woman pictured are in fact the fugitive mobster and his girlfriend. On, we have the video; check it out and help us close the case.

Madeleine McCann: Although Kate and Gerry McCann were able to return to Britain with their twin children, they have officially been named suspects in the disappearance of their daughter. In a press conference, Gerry stated, "Portuguese law prohibits us from commenting further on the police investigation," but also added that they were returning to Britain with "the full agreement of the Portuguese authorities and police." The investigation into Madeleine's disappearance is ongoing. This weekend we’ll have an update.

William Greer:
When America's Most Wanted aired William Greer's story on July 14, tips flowed in like the Mississippi River. Tip after tip said the fugitive was in New Orleans, so cops drove to the French Quarter -- along with the AMW team. We’ve been on his tail since then, hopefully Saturday night his run will come to an end.

Kenneth Freeman: One of AMW's most infamous bad guys, Ken Freeman, has agreed to be extradited back to the United States. Final approval for the extradition still needs to be granted by officials in Hong Kong. Authorities say that the process could take up to six weeks. Freeman was arrested by police in China after he fled the United States in 2006, facing charges in Washington state on three counts of child rape and jumping bail while also facing federal charges of producing and distributing child pornography. Freeman's maximum sentence would be life imprisonment if convicted. This weekend, we’ll have all the details.

Taizhi Cui:
In October 2006, Los Angeles' Korean community was shocked by a triple murder that happened in their own backyard. Cops say the deaths were the work of a jilted lover hell-bent on getting revenge on an ex-girlfriend and her new paramour. However, authorities are still looking for the man they say pulled the trigger ... Taizhi Cui. On, we have photos of Taizhi, check it out and help us bring him down.

Richard Ochoa: Apparently, Richard Ochoa is a real nice guy. He's married, has a kid, and nobody has a bad word to say about him. Until police discovered that he was allegedly involved in the business of running drugs all over Michigan. Now, cops want to bring him in before somebody else falls for his nice-guy act. Ochoa’s a big guy, and should be easy to spot. This weekend, we’ll give you all the information you need to catch him.

Carey Price: Police have been searching for alleged drunk driver Carey Price after he didn't show up for a court appearance. Price is one of two fugitives who still remain on the run from a Feburary 2005 airing of AMW -- the other eight are all behind bars. It's time all ten fugitives from this episode are put where they belong. This week we’ll give you the chance to bring them down.

Javier Mendoza: In the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005 in Kansas City, Kan. Maria Guzman was riding in a car with three friends when she was shot and killed when the car she was in exchanged gunfire. This stemmed from an earlier incident, where a girl lost a fight with another girl and was seeking revenge. Check the full story out in our My Story section of Then tune in, and help us bring Javier Mendoza to justice.

Jabalee Murders:
Ron and Christine Jabalee were savagely murdered in their own home last October, and their children are desperate for clues that will reveal why someone destroyed the foundation of their family by killing their beloved parents. Now, the local Crimestoppers organization is offering a $160,000 reward to shake loose the facts of this tragic crime.

Tolbert Walls: After being found unfit to stand trial for armed robbery, cops say Tolbert Walls was sent to a mental health facility outside Chicago, Ill. He was supposed to get well and have a trial, but according to police, Walls -- who was convicted of murder more than a decade ago -- proved sane enough to obtain a visitor's pass and make a break for freedom.

Disney Boy Hero: Disney calls its resorts “The Happiest Place on Earth.” But this summer, a dream vacation at Disney's Swan Resort turned into a nightmare for one young girl. The story is a good reminder that even well-secured public places with good reputations can pose dangers for children. But even more than that, this story is a reminder that heroes come in all shapes and sizes – and ages. Police say the girl was approached and lured away by a man named William Bishop. But today, Bishop is behind bars, thanks to an alert and street smart eleven-year-old boy named David. We’ll give you the rundown this weekend.

You can catch AMW on Saturday at 9pm on your local Fox station, or stop by their website,

Monday, September 17, 2007

Until otherwise noted:

Or at least until I begin to miss you all so much that I can no longer stand it.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Well... is it a crime?

Of course it's a crime, despite the fact that it was allegedly committed by one time football star OJ Simpson, who we all know has an issue with acknowledging that something is still illegal- even if he's the one doing it.
One really has to wonder if he happened to be wearing gloves during this little law breaking spree.

In the news...

Long time crime blogging comrade and friend Stephen from Crime Scene Blog was recently interviewed by The State, a South Caroline newspaper. They've discovered what most of us have known for sometime- what a great asset Stephen is to the crime reporting world. Be sure to stop over and check out the write up, and then pop in and see what Stephen has been writing up lately.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

And the filth played on...

I'm running out of titles for posts. In fact, I would have titled this "the one without a title", but I've used that before, elsewhere. So, your stuck with a title that doesn't even begin to describe the level of yuckiness that we're going to be talking about. I will be kind and warn you to keep a bottle of bleach close by... you're really going to want to sanitize your computer (and eyes) after this one.

Today's hot topics at the pedologs have sunk to a new level of low... instead of just their normal "I'm a sick freak who just saw a 7 year old and got a hard on" they opted to take up conversations on incest, and raping babies. Of course, they pretended to only be having a serious conversation about age of consent and incest, and the baby post was worded in a less harsh manner.

It seems it started with new pedolog member littleerules2006, who questioned legalizing incest:

I'm not sure legalizing incest will ever happen. Thee are really parents who want sexual contact with their children? I don't have any kids myself, so I wouldn't know. But I've been wondering what I would do if I had a daughter and she was in my preferred age group. How many parents do want sexual contact with their children, or allow their children to have relationships with adults? Just curious

Now, normally that would be enough to wonder what the hell was wrong with this freak, but he doesn't seem able to stop there. After many comments back and forth, he continues with his "I'm not a parent, BUT" lines:
I would like to think that if I have a daughter I will do the same. But since I can't go anywhere without looking at girls, I sometimes wonder

Seriously, if someone is stuck wondering whether they could stop themselves from raping their child.. if they are that clueless about self control- on a topic that most people don't need self control on because they aren't sick freaks... shouldn't we just opt to get this pervert castrated, you know... just in case???

The only thing that makes this worse is the fact that ONE thread about the subject wasn't enough... someone felt the need to start a SECOND thread- questioning the age of consent for incest.

Of course that wasn't all the sickening talk of the day- girlchat member Kratt decided it was important to bring up baby rape... with a less violent sounding rewording- Babies and nonconsensual touching -
So... just how would you define "molesting" a baby?

Babies obviously need to be picked up, carried and hugged even when distressed and screaming. And you also have to change napkins and clean their privy parts, even when the baby is distressed and crying - commonly because the privies are in need of cleaning to begin with.

Where would you draw a line where touching a baby is too "sexual"? Assuming it is nothing violent or hurting, of course.

Seriously, when someone has to ask where the line is that makes touching a baby TOO SEXUAL... it's time to really begin looking closely at this person. The conversation on that thread quickly goes down hill... and becomes completely unquotable and unlinkable. It was more than I could take, and I was left wanting to reach for the bottle of bleach myself.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Judge gives okay to lure children, as long as place has only four poles and a roof

Mitchell Pask was convicted in 1992 of sexual assault. But, that didn't stop him from walking past a group of preteen girls and after saying "'Look at those sexy little salty girls'", motioning one (who was 9) to follow him towards a shelter made of four poles and a roof at a local park.

The girl was smart enough to not follow him, police were smart enough to arrest him, and a jury was smart enough to convict him.

A judge however, believed that because the "shelter" was in view of a a street, and was a sort of "open air" shelter as we call them- that the crime for which Pask was charged- Wisconsin's child enticement statute- didn't occur.

After deliberating for just half an hour, a jury found 44-year-old Mitchell Pask guilty of trying to lure a 9-year-old girl to a park shelter for sex.

But after the verdict was read Wednesday, Judge Timothy Van Akkeren stepped in. In a rare move, he overturned it and found Pask, who was convicted of sexual assault in 1992, not guilty. The reason?

He said the park shelter wasn't secluded enough to satisfy Wisconsin's child enticement statute.

Of course, there is nothing to say that once Pask had her at the shelter- alone and in a more controllable situation- he wouldn't have attempted to get her to walk elsewhere with him. There is nothing to say that he wouldn't have diverted away from the shelter house and into another area. And, of course, there is nothing to say that he isn't sick enough to attempt to rape someone in a public place. But... at least he now has a good excuse for the next time he gets caught- "no, no judge... I was attempting to take her not into the woods, but to the open air shelter on the other side of the woods".

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sentencing for Raye Dawn...

As mentioned before, a jury found the mother of Kelsey Briggs guilty of enabling child abuse. The jury recommended a 27 year sentence for Raye Dawn Porter / Smith. After a switch to a high profile lawyer, and a delay on the sentencing hearing, Raye Dawn has finally stood before the judge and been officially given her sentence:

Raye Dawn Smith was sentenced on Monday to 27 years in prison for enabling child abuse, which resulted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

Kelsey Briggs died from a blow to the stomach in October 2005, and a jury convicted her stepfather, Michael Porter, of enabling child abuse by injury.

This week on AMW

The following cases will be featured on America's Most Wanted, this Saturday on your local Fox station, at 9pm. Please click the links for more background on the cases, or visit for other open cases and updates.

New York/Florida Serial Rapist Capture: AMW has repeatedly profiled the story of a courageous homeless woman who fought off a man who was raping her and in the process, grabbed the chain that dangled around his neck. The New York Police Department's Manhattan Special Victim's Unit has been just as vigilant - working with the victim and trying to find out who that chain belonged to. Nearly two years later, that chain, and the DNA on it has led to the arrest of 43-year-old Louis Alfonso. Cops have charged him with rape and attempted murder in the New York case, and believe he's responsible for a number of other vicious attacks. This Saturday night, we’ll give you all the details on Alfonzo’s arrest. In the meantime, check out the story on

William Greer:
When America's Most Wanted aired William Greer's story in July, tips flowed in like the Mississippi River. Tip after tip said the fugitive was in New Orleans, so cops are pounding the pavement in the French Quarter right now -- along with the AMW team.

Helen Hill Killer: In New Orleans, young filmmaker Helen Hill and her physician husband Paul were awakened by an intruder -- cops say the next thing they knew, he opened fire. According to police, Paul did the only thing he could, and acted as a human shield to protect his young son. Get the full story on, and then tune in this week to help us find a killer.

Pauley Perrette Update: This Saturday night, we’ll give you an update on AMW’s crime fighting partnership with NCIS star Pauley Perrette. Perrette teamed up with AMW to help investigators solve the murder of two young girls: Shannon Paulk in Prattville, Ala. and Raven Jeffries in Detroit. Perrette was touched by Shannon's story because of her own family ties to the Prattville area, so she donated a $10,000 reward to help catch Shannon's killer.

School Safety: For many youths, going away to college brings about new responsibilities in their lives. Living away from home allows certain freedoms, but also exposes young adults to harsh new realities. This is particularly true when students begin living on their own away from campus. Students for the first time in their lives have to deal with things like paying the phone bill and making sure that rent is in on time. But it also means that they need to be much more aware of the potential dangers that exist once they leave the comfort and security of on-campus living.

Jennifer Birge: Jessica Birge is described as a sweet girl without an enemy in the world. But now, she's nowhere to be found. Police in Texas are looking for new clues in hopes of finding 25-year-old Birge, who went missing on Aug. 11, 2007. This week, join us in the search.

Where to buy your pedophile symbols...

***Important Update****
Don't you just hate it when you want to show your support for the sexual abuse of children, and your efforts are hampered by the lack of pro child rape jewelry? Well, fear no more- there's hope for those seeking symbols of their twisted sexual perversions.

I've mentioned before that pedophile's have symbols which they use to promote their deviant sexual attractions towards children. You can view more on that, including the symbols and explanations of them here.
But there is one particular symbol that is of importance to this post, it's a heart within a heart. It is used by "girl lovers" or, as they are really known- pedophiles who prefer to use female victims in their heinous crimes.

The very reason I bring this up, while mentioning the jewelry is that it seems that there is a line of jewelry that is catering to those who like to molest/rape/abuse children. The store Ellis Jewelers, that carries the line, Daring Diamonds by Krementz. Product information: [1] [2] [3]

GL jewerly, T-shirts ect. (OTish?) - kissbyalice Thursday, September 13 2007 at 08:30:08pm (2)

The sad part is that somewhere, there is someone out shopping, buying what they can only assume is a completely harmless, attractive piece of jewelry. Not knowing that in other places, there are people wearing that same piece as a symbol of their desire to sexually abuse innocent children.

***Important Update****

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

David E. Meyer

David E. Meyer is just 25, but he holds a sizable list of criminal offenses in his past- including a 2003 conviction for molesting a child, and more recent charges of battery by bodily waste, a felony, as well as misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest. What won't be on his record if his plea deal with Fort Wayne prosecutors goes through are the acts that actually put him into the position of resisting arrest to begin with:

Prosecutors dropped two counts of criminal deviate conduct, a count of attempted rape, a felony count of battery, a count of criminal confinement and a count of being a repeat sexual offender.
Police arrested Meyer because a woman claimed he hit her at an undisclosed home and told her “Your boyfriend gave me permission to do what I want,” according to court records. The woman told police Meyer then sexually assaulted her, threatened to kill her, beat her, tried to rape her and held her captive for nearly an hour and a half, according to court documents.

Rather than spending the next 81 years in jail- a possibility his faced with had the more severe charges not been dropped, Meyer is looking at a quick, almost painless "up to five years" behind bars.

It's not that I don't believe that resisting arrest is a worthwhile charge, or that spitting at an officer is a silly thing to get charged with- it's that I was under the impression that we drop less serious charges, while making the perp responsible for the more serious actions. Even pleading them down is better than just tossing them out all together.

I don't know what's wrong with these people over there, but we can at least hope that the judge has the senses to laugh these idiots out of his courtroom, while insisting that any "deal" made actually includes punishing Meyer.

A judge will decide whether to accept the plea deal Sept. 24, when Meyer is scheduled to be sentenced on the charges of battery, battery by bodily waste and resisting arrest. In 2003, Meyer, who is registered as a sexually violent predator, was convicted of child molesting.

Trailer Trash

Living within close range of a sexual offender is never a desirable situation, living within close range of almost a dozen of these ticking time bombs is enough to make one cringe at the thought of having to stay there very long. Sadly though, it's a realistic issue for people living in at a Theodore, Alabama trailer park.

You could probably call it a sex offender commune. Sex offenders make up more than half the population at a Theodore trailer park. NBC15's Andrea Ramey reports from the outside, you would never know there are 11 sex offenders who are registered at the same address.

Most people would be upset if just one sex offender moved in next door, but how about 11. "It's difficult to see it right next door," Phil Wilbanks said.

Of course, not everyone is complaining about it- like usual we have one idiot out there willing to overlook that recently one of those offenders was in trouble for having contact with a 11 year old girl. Instead, the idiot opts to defend these scum buckets:
"They're all really nice people that's been in trouble and don't want to go back to jail. They wouldn't bother anybody," Joy Salva said.

It never fails to amaze me.

Seriously, it's like a pack of wild dogs lurking about encouraging each other until one of them spots a potential victim and pounces.

Hannah Mack

Dana Mack made the horrifying discovery Monday in her family's garage. Her 6 year old daughter- dead and hanging with a rope around her neck.

In a letter to the sheriff's department, Navarro County Judge Vicki Gray said an autopsy of the body showed "a multitude of events that together caused the death of this child." No other details were released.

It is impossible to begin to imagine the motivation for sexually abusing a first graders, and then leaving her to die by hanging her. Police have indicated that they have questioned several people, but have not yet named any suspects or made any arrests. Neighbors in the small Texas community are both worried about the possibility of a sexual predator in the area, and are concerned about the lack of information coming from the police investigation.
The first-grader's body was found in a garage behind her home early Monday.

"I'm just concerned about the kids out there," said Harold Hocutt, 75, a neighbor who knows the girl's family. "Little girls. Little boys. It's just something you don't forget. Every time I drive by [Hannah's house], I cry."

Full report

UPDATE: Police arrest person of interest.
Video available.


Dana Mack's boyfriend Kevin Wayne Anders, was arrested yesterday and is being held on $100,000 bond on charges of possession of child pornography.
Authorities said they found images of child pornography during the initial crime scene investigation, and Anders was later arrested and taken into custody.

**UPDATE 2**
Sometimes, it's hard to imagine that a child was ever given a fair shot in life. Hannah's mother's boyfriend was arrested for possession of child pornography shortly after her murder. It was difficult to imagine that a a worse person lived just down the road:
A neighbor of a 6-year-old girl who was found hanged in her family's garage has been charged with sexual assault and capital murder, authorities said Friday.

Hanna Mack's body was found earlier this month by her mother. Authorities said the first-grader had been sexually assaulted and hanged.

Shaun Earl Arender, 19, was linked to the crime scene by DNA evidence, Navarro County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mike Cox said Friday. Arender lived less than a mile from the little girl's rural home, about 65 miles south of Dallas.

That poor baby was robbed of her life, her dreams, her chances at growing up and falling in love- having children of her own...

The death penalty is too good for this monster.

Site of the Week

I'm going to be trying something new around here, mainly because every so often I find a site of interest that I have no reason to link to- other than the fact that I find it to be a great site, and something that might be helpful to someone out there.

I'm starting with A Safe Place, which is a organizational site promoting a domestic violence program. According to their site:

A Safe Place provides shelter, court advocacy, referrals and comprehensive counseling programs for victims of domestic violence - women and children who have been physically, verbally, or emotionally abused.

The site provides both information and resources to those who might be in need of assistance, with a hotline, counseling, intervention and shelter available. It's located in Chicago.

For those who might be interesting in providing assistance to the program, you may offer monetary donations online, or there is a list of items that the shelter is often in need of.

Six Arrested...

I seen this story the other day, and all I could think was that some people really are poster children for mandatory sterilization. Not that I favor the government walking into our bedrooms and mandating what goes on in there... but at this point- it's really too bad the mothers of these scum bags didn't take a nasty fall down a flight of stairs while pregnant with them.

FOX NEWS Deputies found Williams on Saturday when they went to Frankie Brewster's house to investigate an anonymous tip from someone who had witnessed the abuse, Porter said Tuesday.

Brewster was sitting on the front porch and told deputies she was alone, but moments later Williams limped toward the door, her arms outstretched, saying "Help me," the sheriff's department said in a news release.

Carmen Williams said doctors told her daughter she may be well enough to leave the hospital within a few days, although a nurse said the young woman's condition was listed as "under evaluation."

"I just want my daughter to be well and recover," Carmen Williams said. "I know the Lord can do anything."

Besides being sexually assaulted, Williams had been stabbed four times in the left leg and beaten, Porter said.

During her capture, Williams was forced to eat rat and dog feces and drink from the toilet, according to the criminal complaint filed in Logan County Magistrate Court. She was also choked and doused with hot water.

One of those arrested, Karen Burton, is accused of cutting Williams' ankle with a knife and using the N-word in telling Williams she was victimized because she is black, according to the criminal complaint.

At least one of them had a previous record- for voluntary manslaughter and wanton endangerment in the death of a 84 year old woman. Now of them are deserving of the air they breath. And, personally- I don't think "hate crime" even begins to describe the heinous nature of their actions.

Those arrested for this beyond sickening crime include:
Karen Burton, Bobby R. Brewster, George A. Messer, Frankie Brewster, Alisha Burton, Danny J. Combs [2],

Nothing is Private

That's the name of the movie, but by the sounds of reviews- it seems that "nothing is taboo" would have been a bit more truthful as a title.

After Hounddog reviews, one might think that those in the movie making business had seen the light and realized that not only were people not interested in seeing the sexual abuse of a child on a giant movie screen- most people were offended by the basic idea of sexualizing a child in a violent graphic scene, in order to sell tickets.

Sadly, it seems that rather than just pitching the idea of attempting to "normalize" child sexual abuse- film makers opted to test the waters on still showing the abuse, but using an actress of legal age who is pretending to be a younger child.

The movie — so odious that many people have simply walked out during the screenings — shows actor Aaron Eckhart having sex with a 13-year-old girl played by a now 19-year-old actress, Summer Bishil. The actress only turned 19 recently, however, which means that she was just on the cusp of 18 when she made the movie last year.

"Nothing Is Private" is based on a novel called "Towelhead" by Alicia Erian, and it very well may adhere to the book’s parameters. But books and films are very different.

In the movie version, the abuse heaped on 13-year-old Jazeera by her adult neighbor, her older teen boyfriend and her own father is shocking, ceaseless and disgusting. "Nothing Is Private" is the feel-awful movie of 2007.

Eckhart, best known for roles in "Erin Brockovich" and "Thank You for Smoking" inexplicably agreed to this part. His character initially takes the girl’s virginity by fondling her, in a very graphic scene that leaves nothing to the imagination.

Later, he sodomizes her. In between, his pedophilia is played in such a way that the first and only thought is that we’re watching kiddie porn.

TCB Carnival

Once again it's time for the Carnival of The True Crime Blogs. This week Corey, from In Cold Blogger has graciously agreed to play host for us, so be sure to click over and check it out.

Bobby James Allen

Anger. Power. Control. Violence. Dominance. These are the forces that are behind rapes. It's not sexual desire that causes one to sexually assault another, it's not the need for sexual gratification. It's sex used as a weapon in order to overpower, to dominate, to punish- to cause the ultimate amount of humiliation by violating a persons body and mind.

If we know, and understand that sexual gratification isn't the leading factor in rape, then why do people expect us to believe that by merely limiting the need for that sexual contact- we'll be able to reduce the risks that a serial rapist will offend again?

Bobby James Allen pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of armed sexual battery and various other charges involving attacks that happened in 1998 and 1999. Allen filed a motion requesting castration in exchange for a reduced sentence.

Circuit Judge Michael Overstreet agreed to sentence Allen to 25 years' prison on Sept. 20 if has the procedure in the next eight days. If Allen does not go through with the operation, he faces up to life in prison.

I'm sorry, but castration will only provide another excuse for this man in his need to feel dominate over a woman. He may not be able to terrorize her sexually in one fashion- but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that castration only limits certain functions- leaving him able to find other means in which to sexual assault someone.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Wanna Play?

Fellow crime blogger Trench of usually lucks out and gets to be the one with all the "inside" information when it comes to crimes and games. He covers a lot of school related crimes, which has given him an edge on the massacre type games that have popped up at 'memorials" to the little punks that go on these killing sprees. If there is a new game remaking a school shooting- he knows. If there is some connection between an Xbox and a stupid criminal- he's got it posted. He has an entire section dedicated to it.

I've always sort of assumed that I would never have to post a "this is about a game" story. After all, I mostly do sex crimes... and there's just not really much of a relationship between pervs and games- at least not a directly related worth posting connection.

Until now. Yeah... I've finally made it to Trench status when it comes to nutcases making video games. It's something I never imagined I'd see.

But, from the minds of the sick little perverts who preach the idea that sex with toddlers is a good thing, and that the only thing wrong with adult/child sexual relationships is the fact that society refuses to accept it- is a new game...

Pedophile's Quest

The mission in the game?

Pedophile's Quest I: Eager to Challenge the System. Pedophile's Quest is a 3rd-person 2D adventure game that stars a pedophile who is trying to affect children.

Squint really hard and you can see the line where it says "You're looking for ways to have a good time and possibly also change the way some of the town's people think about pedophilia and child sexuality".

I'm sure, knowing them, that the goal is really more about "having a good time" than anything else.

*Correction: As pointed out in the comments, Alyric of now handles all the game posts there.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

ALCU Pres Sentenced for Child Porn

Stop the ACLU has a post up on one the the ACLU's very own- their pride and joy, a former Virginia’s American Civil Liberties Union top dog, and child porn downloader, who was recently sentenced.

This wasn't just a naked child here or there in a few files, according to the judge the child porn Charles Rust-Tierney downloaded was sickening to say the least.
The judge called it:

the most perverted and nauseating and sickening type of child pornography" she had seen in 10 years on the bench.

"The child pornography you purchased was of the most abhorrent kind,"

that "the term 'child pornography' does not convey the depravity" of the images that were downloaded.

The only thing more shocking that his crimes, was his sentence- which is less than half what the DA was requesting, and only two more years than the defense wanted.

Seven short years. For background and more information on this case, see the linkage above.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

When being PC hurts...

Read this post at Woman Honor Thy Self, and was stunned. Straight, Gay, Bi- I could care less about someone's sexual preference. But when someone ignores sexual abuse of children because they claim they feared that it would be Politically Incorrect to mention it- well, that's pitiful. Especially since anyone with even half a brain will tell you that it's wasn't their homosexual status that caused this problem.. it was the pedophile in them.

A homosexual foster couple were left free to sexually abuse vulnerable boys in their care because social workers feared being accused of discrimination if they investigated complaints, an inquiry concluded yesterday. Full report...

Really- I know homosexual people that would be offended at that line of complete and utter bull. They failed to do their jobs, I can't imagine any excuse being good enough to justify that, let alone trying to pin it on fears of sounding discriminatory.

This Week in Sex Offender News

The week hasn't been good for sex offender around the US... it seems that every day, more are making the news than did the day before. Of course... it's really no shock to most of us. In this weeks sex offender news, we have a few real winners that will leave you wondering just who on earth let these creeps out into society.

First up, we have Bobby Marcellus Frazier a 60 year old sex offender who was housed in a group home.

Frazier had walked away from a group home at 552 Industrial Drive in Wendell Tuesday morning, a short time before a 92-year-old woman and a 78-year-old woman were assaulted inside their Wendell home, police said.

The older woman was able to call 911, and officers were able to thwart an attempted sexual assault, police said. The younger woman suffered what police described as substantial injuries.

"It should have never happened. That guy should have never made it any further than the front doorstep without an escort," said a relative of one of the women.

Yeah, he should have never made it out the door... of prison.

Next up is registered sex offender Nathan M. Bice. He clearly didn't learn from his first round with the court system, as it turns out that the perv decided to attempt to solicit sex from a girl he met online.
The girl told police about a month ago she received a request from Bice through, asking her to add him as a friend, according to the search warrant.

Bice and the girl started exchanging e-mails. Bice told the girl he wanted to have sex with her and depicted other sexual acts he wished to engage in with the girl, according to the warrant.

The two began talking over the phone and two weeks ago, Bice met the girl at Village Park, 144 Winnebago St., North Fond du Lac, according to the warrant.

What makes Bice's case so interesting isn't that he was attempting to establish a sexual relationship with a minor- rather it was the minors behavior. Note to parents... your daughter should be online lying about their age, and requesting that strangers to buy alcohol for her. It's common sense people.

And, to add to the concern of Portland residents, it seems that Jack isn't the only high profile perv they should be concerned about:
A violent sex offender is missing and has been seen in the Washougal and Vancouver areas.

McMinnville Troy Fich failed to register as a sex offender, authorities say, and also faces charges of resisting arrest and parole violations.

As always, be careful out there...

If this stunt sounds familiar, it's because the trick has already been played out, but that didn't stop William Willey- a sex offender- from jumping in and trying it out himself:
Police said Willey tried to enroll as a senior at Hollidaysburg High School last week and disclosed he was homeless and had previously been arrested.

School officials became suspicious and ran Willey's name on an Internet search, which identified him as a sex offender.

Moving On Up

Another blog, Warriors for Innocence, is reporting that Jack McClellan has moved back to the Northwest from California. This time he has settled in Portland, Oregon.

Jack just posted again on his favorite pedophile message board. He’s announced that he’s decided to live in Portland, Oregon because it’s “the biggest media market in Oregon” and he would feel safer there.

Jack originally wanted to live in Gold Beach. Kudos go to the Gold Beach Police who warned Jack that they’d be keeping a close eye on him. Jack immediately ran off crying and complaining about his “safety”.

Go check out the rest of the post. I agree with them completely, Jack is eager to make sure that folks know where he is, so that the spotlight does not leave him for long.

Let's face it, the more Jack parades around in front of TV cameras, appears on talk shows, and grant interviews to everyone who shoves a recorder in his face, the more he begins to look like a media hound, ala John Mark Karr.

To the residents of Portland, he is your problem now. He moved to your neck of the woods because you have the "largest media market in Oregon" and because of your reputation for tolerance. I am curious how tolerant folks will be once he appears at an event where their children are in attendance.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Here's your sign....

Neighbors weren't crazy about the idea of a sex offender living next door. And, they didn't like the idea that he lived so close to a daycare center and school either.

But some parents said knowing a convicted sex offender lives nearby is scary.
"It's very upsetting that someone lives that close to you and even across the school. You never know," Dunn said.

On Tuesday morning, parents passed out pamphlets at a nearby school warning people about Sloan and claiming that laws prevent them from protecting their children.

So, what are a bunch of upset parents to do when the law says that their children aren't worth protecting? They give him his sign.

A group of Coopertown parents placed a large sign in front of the home a registered sex offender.

They want to warn people that 57-year-old Charles Sloan lives near a school and a daycare center.


Of course, there is always one person who thinks that just be cause legally his dept is paid, society should just forget what he did... cause pointing out his sexual assaults is just "tacky".

"I think the sign's very tacky," said Carolyn Ellis, a neighbor. "If it were me, if it were up in this yard, I would have it down in a heartbeat."

She said Sloan paid his debt to society and it's not fair to his mother who owns the house.

Perhaps next the neighbors should get to together, pitch in and get her her own special sign. I've already got one picked out that seems more than fitting for Ms. Ellis--------->

Bailey Rian Thrasher

Bailey Rian Thrasher was just 16, but she'd already lived a lifetime of pain handed out by her one time live in boyfriend, 32 year old Robert Paul Roberson.

Yes, you read the ages correctly.

It seems that Thrasher had met Roberson when she was a 13 year old, and he was her drill instructor at an alternative school in Yukon. Her family said that soon after meeting, a romance was formed between the two, and her parents allowed them to move in together.

Darin Thrasher knew better, but he said he thought the situation might benefit his daughter because Mr. Roberson didn't drink or do drugs and would be a good example.

"I thought it would be a positive for her," he said. "Then I also thought the relationship would fizzle out, and she would be done partying."

*Note to parents, allowing you 13 year old child to be under the control of a pedophile isn't "a positive"... it's a crime.

Not long after the move in, Thrasher began experiencing the controlling behavior of Roberson, using the threat of violence against her family to ensure that she would do as he said.

After three years, Thrasher moved out of the place she shared with her abuser, and into an apartment with her sister. That's when police said Roberson reacted with a fit of rage- and killed her:

Mr. Roberson, wearing a wig, kicked in the door of the teen's apartment and made everyone inside line up against the wall, said Melissa Stringer, Thrasher's aunt.

"'If Bailey doesn't come with me, I'm killing her first, then I'll kill all of you,' " Ms. Stringer said she was told the gunman demanded. " 'If anyone calls 911, I'll kill you all.' "

Meanwhile, Ms. Thrasher called 911 with a cellphone without the gunman knowing, Ms. Stringer said. Ms. Thrasher decided to leave her apartment with her ex-boyfriend, stating as she left, "He won't hurt me."

They got into a car, which was not his, Ms. Stringer said. As they left the apartment, an officer spotted the car and followed. A chase ensued. It ended on State Highway 152 in Mustang when an officer pushed the car off the road.

As officers approached the car, Mr. Roberson was stabbing Ms. Thrasher repeatedly, police said. He wouldn't stop, so officers fired several shots at him, killing him.

I can't even begin to express my sympathy for this family... while at the same time wondering just how someone could justify allowing a troubled 13 year old to have a sexual relationship with an adult that clearly knew how to use her weakness to control and manipulate her.

I just don't get it.

Special thanks to Kat, and for detailed background into this case and Thrasher's online life, be sure to see Websleuths.