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  • crimewatchrt 7:24 pm on November 15, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: Adam Herrman, Adam Walsh, ARACELY CARRILLO, ASHLEY NICOLE CAMPBELL, Briant Rodriguez, Brittanee Drexel, Brooke Bennett, Caylee Anthony, Charles Lindbergh Jr., CHRISTINE MICHELLE BOOKER, D'ANDRE JEROME LAYNE, Daniel Hauser, Elizabeth Olten, Elizabeth Smart, Etan Patz, ETHAN FERNANDO ELLIS, Haleigh Cummings, Hasanni Campbell, JASHON WILLIAMS, Jaycee Dugard, Jessica Lunsford, Johnny Gosch, Joshua Childers, Madeleine McCann, MADYSON STORMY STAR JAMISON, MARCUS MARTINEZ, MARISSA ANN BENSON, MARLENE NICOLE GONZALEZ, Megan Kanka, Nevaeh Buchanan, Polly Klaas, Reigh Boss, Robert Manwill, Sarah Michelle Lunde, Shaniya Davis, Shannon Lea Dedrick, Shasta and Dylan Groene, Shawn Hornbeck, Somer Thompson, Stephanie Condon, Tiana Rice   

    Missing Children News 

    ETHAN FERNANDO ELLIS

    Ethan is biracial. He is Hispanic and White. Ethan has a small chip on his front right tooth. Carla has a scar on her forehead.

    CHRISTINE MICHELLE BOOKER

    Christine has scars on both shoulders and red highlights in her hair. Christine’s nicknames are Christie and Tina.

    D’ANDRE JEROME LAYNE

    D’Andre has a scar on his hand and a tattoo on his arm. His nickname is Dee.

    MARISSA ANN BENSON

    Marissa was last seen on October 7, 2009. Her hair is dyed black.

    MARLENE NICOLE GONZALEZ

    Marlene may be in the company of her mother. They may travel to San Diego or Santa Barbara, California, or Baja or Guadalajara, Mexico.

    ARACELY CARRILLO

    Aracely was last seen September 17, 2009. She may be in the company of an adult male. They may have traveled to Guatemala. Aracely wears glasses. CAUTION ADVISED.

    MARCUS MARTINEZ

    Marcus may be in the company of an adult male and female relative. They may travel to Coral Springs or Parkland, Florida.

    ASHLEY NICOLE CAMPBELL

    Ashley may be in the company of Harlan McIntosh. A felony warrant is on file for Harlan. They may have traveled to Somerset, Kentucky. Ashley may go by the nickname Ash.

    JASHON WILLIAMS

    The child was last known to be with his mother on November 13, 2009. His mother was discovered deceased later that same day and the child could not be located. His current whereabouts are unknown.

    MADYSON STORMY STAR JAMISON

    Madyson was last seen on October 8, 2009. The two photos on the left are both of Madyson. She may be in the company of her father, Bobby Jamison, and her mother, Sherilynn Jamison. Their vehicle was found abandoned in Red Oak, Oklahoma, on October 17, 2009; however, their whereabouts are unknown. When Madyson was last seen, her front teeth were missing. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a long sleeve pink shirt with small flowers printed on it.

    Shannon Lea Dedrick

    The 7-month-old girl was found alive and well under her baby sitter’s bed several days after she was reported missing Oct. 31 from her family’s home in Chipley, Fla., police said. Authorities said her mother, Chrystina Lynn Mercer, conspired to hand her over to sitter Susan Elizabeth Baker before reporting her missing. Both women have been charged.

    Shaniya Davis

    The 5-year-old girl went missing from Fayetteville, N.C., on Nov. 10. Mario Andrette McNeill has been charged with kidnapping her, and her mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, has been charged with human trafficking and a child abuse offense involving prostitution. Shaniya’s whereabouts remain unclear.

    Elizabeth Olten

    The 9-year-old disappeared Oct. 21 after leaving a neighbor’s home in St. Martins, Mo. Her body was found in a wooded area two days later. A 15-year-old girl was arrested in her slaying.

    Somer Thompson

    The 7-year-old girl was walking from school to her home in Orange Park, Fla., when she disappeared Oct. 19. Her body was found two days later in a Georgia landfill where garbage trucks dump trash from her neighborhood.

    Hasanni Campbell

    The 5-year-old Oakland, Calif., boy, who has cerebral palsy, was reported missing Aug. 10. Police arrested his foster parents, Louis Ross and Jennifer Campbell, on Aug. 28 on suspicion of murder but said later they did not have enough evidence to charge them. Police said they were still focusing on Ross and Campbell, who is Hasanni’s aunt.

    Jaycee Dugard

    The 11-year-old was kidnapped while walking to a bus stop near her South Lake Tahoe, Calif., home in 1991. On Aug. 26, she walked into a police station in Concord, Calif. Convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido and his wife were arrested. Police said the couple kept her as a virtual slave and that she had two children with Garrido.

    Robert Manwill

    The 8-year-old’s body was pulled Aug. 3 from a canal in Idaho. Robert was reported missing July 24 from his mother’s apartment on the southwest side of Boise. His mother, Melissa Jenkins, and her boyfriend were indicted Aug. 19 on first-degree murder charges in his death. Prosecutors said Jenkins did nothing as Daniel Ehrlick repeatedly beat and tortured her son, and hid the boy’s injuries from people who might have intervened.


    Nevaeh Buchanan

    The 5-year-old girl was last seen May 24 outside the apartment building where she lived with her mother in Monroe, Mich. Two fishermen found her body June 4 on the banks of the River Raisin in Monroe. Police have questioned two registered sex offenders described as friends of Nevaeh’s mother but no arrests have been made.

    Daniel Hauser

    Authorities began looking for the 13-year-old Minnesota boy after he and his mother failed to show at a May 19 court hearing. A judge has ordered that Daniel receive chemotherapy for his Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but his mother wants to use natural remedies for religious reasons. After a week on the run, Daniel and his mother returned home on May 25.

    Briant Rodriguez

    California authorities issued an Amber Alert May 3 for the 3-year-old, who was kidnapped from his San Bernardino home by two gunmen who broke into the house, tied up his family and robbed the place. He was reunited with his mother May 16 after being found wandering in a Mexican border town.

    Joshua Childers

    The 3-year-old was reported missing on May 4 after he wandered away from his home near Arcadia, Mo. The frantic search for Joshua ended two days later when he was found alive in the rugged terrain of the Mark Twain National Forest.

    Brittanee Drexel

    The 17-year-old’s mother said her daughter disappeared April 25 while on a spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. Her mother, Dawn, said she didn’t give her daughter permission to go on the trip.

    Stephanie Condon

    Authorities announced March 25 that remains found in Southern Oregon on March 13 were those of the 14-year-old, who vanished while baby-sitting in 1998. Dale Wayne Hill is charged with kidnapping and killing Condon.


    Haleigh Cummings

    The 5-year-old apparently disappeared from her bed in her father’s double-wide trailer early on Feb. 10. The father’s girlfriend told police she woke to find Haleigh missing. Police were treating the case as an abduction.

    Tiana Rice

    The 16-year-old’s parents spent more than a month looking for her after she vanished Dec. 30 in New York City. All the while, her body was lying unclaimed in a morgue. She was finally identified Feb. 3. In March, officials ruled her death a homicide, saying she died from an asthma attack triggered by being raped.

    Adam Herrman

    Adam, of Towanda, Kan., was 11 when he vanished in 1999, but his adoptive parents never reported it. Authorities only recently learned Adam, who would now be 21, was missing. They said Jan. 6 that his parents, Doug and Valerie Herrman, are “people of interest” in the case.

    Caylee Anthony

    Caylee was last seen in June 2008, but her mother didn’t report the 2-year-old missing until nearly a month later. Police said Dec. 20 that DNA tests confirmed that remains discovered in a wooded area of Orlando, Fla., belonged to the girl. Her mother, Casey Anthony, has been charged with murder.

    Brooke Bennett

    The 12-year-old girl disappeared on June 25, 2008, after she was spotted at a convenience store with her uncle, registered sex offender Michael Jacques. Her body was found in a makeshift grave the following July. Jacques faces charges of drugging, raping and killing her.

    Reigh Boss

    Police said Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who calls himself Clark Rockefeller, abducted his daughter during a visit supervised by a social worker in Boston on July 27, 2008. Nearly a week later, FBI officers rescued Reigh and arrested her father in a Baltimore apartment after receiving a tip.

    Madeleine McCann

    The British girl was 3 years old when she vanished from her family’s vacation apartment in Portugal on May 3, 2007. In July, prosecutors closed their investigation into her disappearance but said they would reopen the case if new evidence emerges.

    Jessica Lunsford

    The 9-year-old girl was snatched from her Homosassa, Fla., bedroom in February 2005. Neighbor John Couey, a convicted sex offender, was found guilty in 2007 of kidnapping and raping Jessica before burying her alive. He was sentenced to death. The case led to the passage of the Jessica Lunsford Act in Florida and to similar legislation on convicted sex offenders in other states.

    Sarah Michelle Lunde

    In 2005, the 13-year-old girl disappeared after returning from a trip with her church youth group. A six-day search ended when her body was discovered in a pond near her home in Ruskin, Fla. David Lee Onstott, who had once dated Sarah’s mother, was found guilty of second-degree murder in August.

    Shasta and Dylan Groene

    Joseph Edward Duncan III snatched the siblings from their home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in May 2005, after bludgeoning their older brother, their mother and their mother’s boyfriend to death. Duncan killed Dylan at a campsite, but Shasta was rescued when she was recognized in a restaurant. Duncan is serving six life sentences in prison.

    Shawn Hornbeck

    In October 2002, Michael Devlin kidnapped the 11-year old Missouri boy near his Washington County, Mo., home. Shawn was rescued more than four years later, in January of 2007, after Devlin abducted another boy and a witness tip led authorities to Devlin’s home. Devlin is serving multiple life terms for kidnapping and assaulting the boys.

    Elizabeth Smart

    In June 2002, drifter Brian David Mitchell, allegedly broke into the Smart family’s Salt Lake City home and forced Elizabeth, 14, from her bedroom at knife point. She was found in March 2003 on a street in Sandy, Utah, with Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Ilene Barzee. Mitchell and Barzee face charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and burglary.

    Megan Kanka

    In July 1994, Jesse Timmendequas, a repeat violent sexual offender, lured his 7-year-old neighbor to his home in Hamilton Township, N.J., with an invitation to see his new puppy. He then kidnapped, raped and murdered the girl. Her death brought about “Megan’s Law,” which is now in effect in all 50 states. The law requires communities to be notified when a convicted sex offender moves into their neighborhoods.

    Polly Klaas

    The 12-year-old girl was abducted in 1993 during a sleepover party at her home in Petaluma, Calif. Her body was found in December of that year in a shallow grave near a freeway. Richard Allen Davis was convicted of kidnapping and killing Polly. He is on death row in San Quentin State Prison in California.

    Johnny Gosch

    The paper boy vanished on Sept. 5, 1982, while delivering the Des Moines Register. His mother said she believes her son was forced into sexual slavery. Noreen Gosch told authorities that Johnny briefly visited her in 1997 but said he feared for his life and wouldn’t give details about himself. In 2006, photographs were left at her door apparently showing her son bound and gagged. Some have tried to discredit the photos.

    Adam Walsh

    The 6-year-old boy was found murdered after disappearing from a Florida shopping mall in 1981. Nearly three decades later, authorities in Florida identified a convicted pedophile who died in prison as the boy’s killer. After their son’s death, John and Reve Walsh, lobbied Congress to pass the Missing Children’s Act in 1982, requiring the FBI to track information about missing kids in a national crime database.

    Etan Patz

    On May 25, 1979, Etan disappeared near his home in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. A judge declared Etan legally dead in 2001, clearing the way for his parents to file — and win — a wrongful death lawsuit against Jose Antonio Ramos, a Pennsylvania inmate whom the family claimed molested and then killed Etan. In tribute to Etan, former President Ronald Reagan declared May 25 National Missing Children’s Day.


    Charles Lindbergh Jr.

    The toddler son of world famous aviator Charles Lindbergh was abducted from his home in March 1932. A ransom note demanding $50,000 was left on the window sill. The boy was found dead two months later. Bruno Hauptmann was convicted of murder and executed. Charles’ case spawned the Lindbergh Law, making kidnapping a federal crime. (Sources: AP, Fox News, CNN, San Francisco Chronicle)

     

    AMBER Alert Success Stories

    October 7, 2009
    Bowling Green, OH
    The Bowling Green Police in coordination with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Columbus Communications Center issued an AMBER Alert for a 19-month-old girl who was abducted by her biological father.  The suspect had made threats to kill the mother and her family.  He also stated that if he could not have his daughter then no one could have her.  The suspect heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and turned himself in to the Bowling Green Police at a gas station.   The child was safely rescued and the suspect was arrested.

    October 2, 2009
    Fresno, CA
    The Fresno Police Department requested an AMBER Alert for a 2-year-old boy and 1-year-old girl, who were forcibly abducted from their home along with their mother, by their father.  The suspect was believed to be armed with a handgun and threatened to kill his family.  A regional AMBER Alert was issued.  Bakersfield Area California Highway Patrol units, who were aware of the AMBER Alert based on information from a BOLO, located the vehicle on the freeway approximately 20 minutes after its activation   After a short pursuit, the suspect vehicle overturned and struck a “big- rig” truck.   At some unknown point during the event, the suspect sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.   The children and mother were safely located in the vehicle and were transported to a medical facility for precautionary medical evaluation.

    September 4, 2009
    Miami, FL
    An AMBER Alert was issued for a  2-year-old boy who was taken by his mother after a confrontation with the aunt of the child. The mother was dropping off another child at a daycare the next morning and saw the AMBER Alert on the television.  She called law enforcement and turned herself in.  The child was safely rescued.

    September 1, 2009
    Sarasota, FL
    A 3-year-old boy was with his babysitter when the child’s mother instructed the babysitter to bring the child back home.  When the babysitter refused, an AMBER Alert was issued.  The babysitter saw the AMBER Alert and contacted law enforcement to turn himself in.  The child was safely rescued.

    August 19, 2009
    Pleasanton, CA
    The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department activated a regional AMBER Alert on behalf of the Pleasanton Police Department for a 2-month-old boy who was taken by force by his father and the child’s uncle.  The mother of the suspect observed the AMBER Alert on the local news media and contacted the suspects to arrange for their surrender.  The suspects turned themselves in to the Antioch Police Department and the child was safely rescued.

    August 10, 2009
    Flagstaff, AZ
    On August 9, 2009, the parents of a 6-year-old boy were in a custody dispute involving the time frame as to when the father would return the child.  According to court documents the child was supposed to be returned to his mother that day.  Law enforcement contacted the father the next day stating that he had to return the child.  During the phone conversation the father told law enforcement that “if you don’t hear from me in one hour, my son and I will be dead.”  He then called the judge involved in his case and made a similar statement.  An AMBER Alert was quickly issued.   A Mohave County Deputy Sheriff who lived next door to the father recognized the vehicle from an attempt to locate and a SWAT call was initiated on the residence.  At 1510 hours, the suspect turned himself in.  The child was rescued after he was found in the residence unharmed.  The father was taken into custody and charged with custodial interference and pending kidnapping charges.

    August 9, 2009
    Durham, NC
    The mother of a 3-week-old boy was assaulted by the child’s father after he forced his way into her home.  The suspect left the residence with the child and fled in a vehicle. Since he was known to be violent and possibly a drug user, an AMBER Alert was quickly issued.  An individual who knew the abductor saw the AMBER Alert and contacted law enforcement with a tip.  The child was safely rescued.

    July 27, 2009
    Sikeston, MO
    A father took his 5-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter after an argument with the children’s mother. He had kicked the mother out of the vehicle and stated he would kill anyone, including the children, if he saw law enforcement.  Because of his statements and possible intoxication, an AMBER Alert was issued.   After the father was contacted and told there was an AMBER Alert, he contacted authorities and was taken into custody. The children were rescued and safely returned to their mother.

    July 24, 2009
    Marengo, OH
    An AMBER Alert was issued for a 17-month-old girl  who was abducted by her non-custodial mother, who is bi-polar, suicidal, and threatened to kill herself and the child. The suspect’s brother told her about the AMBER Alert, and she turned herself in at the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office approximately 30 miles from the abduction site.  The child was safely rescued and safely returned home.

    July 14, 2009
    Norwalk, CA
    On July 14, 2009, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) requested an AMBER Alert for a 2-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy who were abducted by a stranger.  The children were left inside a vehicle parked outside a strip mall in Los Angeles when the suspect stole the vehicle. A regional AMBER Alert was issued.  Approximately 4 hours later an individual who was aware of the AMBER Alert observed the vehicle in a 76 Gas Station parking lot and notified local law enforcement.  The Compton LASD Sub Station responded to the scene and safely rescued both children.

    July 7, 2009
    Springfield, OH
    An AMBER Alert was issued for a 9-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl after the suspect assaulted the mother, threatened to kill her and the children, and threw the mother out of the vehicle  The suspect turned himself in after he saw the AMBER Alert on television.  The children were safely rescued and the suspect was charged with domestic violence, assault, two counts of endangering children, disruption of public service and interfering with custody.

    June 11.2009
    Zebulon, NC
    An AMBER Alert was issued for a 1-year-old child who was abducted by his father during an altercation with the child’s mother. A law enforcement officer who was aware of the AMBER Alert spotted the vehicle and made the traffic stop. The child was safely rescued.

    June 5, 2009
    Tempe, AZ
    A 1-year-old girl was on supervised visitation with her non-custodial mother at a mall, when the mother took the child  away without permission. They were reported missing to the Tempe Police Department and an AMBER Alert was issued.   The parents of mother’s boyfriend saw the AMBER Alert and  told their son to call the police.  A tip from the boyfriend led Phoenix Police Department to the location where the child was rescued unharmed and the mother arrested.

    July 2, 2009
    Plano, IL
    A 3-year-old girl was left in the care of her non-custodial mother after the hospitalization of her custodial father.  After being dismissed from the hospital, the custodial father tried to locate the child and mother.  After several hours, he reported the situation to law enforcement. Soon after, an  AMBER Alert was activated.  An individual who was aware of the AMBER Alert contacted law enforcement with information about the whereabouts of the child and abductor. The child was safely rescued.

    May 14, 2009
    East Lansing, MI
    A 16-year-old girl was reported missing by her mother, after the child was taken by her boyfriend from her home in the Cedar Hill area of East Lansing, MI. The abductor had a history of assault, so an AMBER Alert was quickly issued. An individual recognized the vehicle from the AMBER Alert and contacted law enforcement. The child was safely rescued.

    May 3, 2009
    San Bernardino, CA
    On May 3, 2009, The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department requested an AMBER Alert for a 3-year-old child abducted during a home invasion robbery.  Two suspects, armed with hand guns entered the home, tied up the mother and other children, then kidnapped the 3-year-old child.  An AMBER Alert was activated in Southern California.  On May 15, 2009, the child was found walking the streets in Mexicali, Mexico, apparently released by his captors.  He was found wandering the streets of Mexicali, Mexico by local authorities and was identified as the child in the active AMBER Alert. The child was safely rescued and returned home.

    April 24, 2009
    Maricopa, AZ
    A woman telephoned her husband and said that she was going to take her children aged 2 years and 8 months  and then commit suicide. The mother had a history of suicide attempts and had become infatuated with media accounts of mothers who took the lives of their children and then committed suicide.  When the husband arrived home, both his wife and children were missing.  An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A Department of Public Safety Officer made a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle described in the AMBER Alert. The children were rescued unharmed.

    April 8, 2009
    Shasta, CA
    An AMBER Alert was issued for 2 children, ages 2 and 5, who were taken by their father during a domestic dispute.  The dispute started while the father, mother, and two victims were in transit in a motor vehicle.  At some point during the dispute, the mother got out of the vehicle and the father threatened the children with an edged weapon.  The mother, fearing for the children’s lives, notified the Sheriff’s Department.  A BOLO (Be On the Lookout) that originated from the AMBER Alert was issued and a sheriff’s patrol unit located the suspect vehicle in transit.  The suspect refused to yield and a pursuit ensued.  The pursuit was turned over to the California Highway Patrol and the suspect was subsequently taken into custody at the end of the pursuit.  It was learned that the suspect had dropped the victims off earlier in the afternoon at a residence in the city of Redding.  The Redding Police safely rescued both victims at that residence.

    April 3, 2009
    Salt Lake City, UT
    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office issued an AMBER Alert after a woman stole a vehicle with 3-year-old boy in the back seat.  The child’s parents had stopped at a gas station in separate vehicles and  were putting gas in one car when a woman jumped into the other vehicle and sped away.  The stolen vehicle and the victim were found in a nearby neighborhood.  A resident discovered the victim playing with her children and told authorities she recognized the boy from the AMBER Alert.  Deputies arrived moments later and confirmed the child was the victim in the AMBER Alert. The rescued child  was reunited with his family and the abductor was charged with first-degree felony child kidnapping.

    March 29, 2009
    Bradenton, FL
    An AMBER Alert was issued for a 12-year-old girl who may have been lured from her home, possibly via the Internet by an adult male. The suspect saw the AMBER Alert, became scared and dropped the victim off close to her home, and the child was rescued.  The suspect was later identified and arrested.

    March 24, 2009
    Plant City, FL
    An AMBER Alert was issued for a 2-month-old girl who was taken from her mother by a woman allegedly impersonating a public official.   An individual saw the AMBER Alert and notified police with the suspect’s information, and were advised that the suspect had previously tried something similar with the caller.  The child was safely rescued.

    March 24, 2009
    Kentwood, MI
    Four children ages 9, 5, 4, and 1 were taken by the father of one of the children after he assaulted the child’s mother. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The suspect saw the AMBER Alert on television and released the children unharmed.  The rescued children were returned home.

    March 10, 2009
    Alexandria, KY
    An AMBER Alert was issued for a 6-month-old infant who had been taken from her foster mother by her biological mother. The child was ill and needed special medication and special formula, none of which the biological mother had. A relative who took mother and child to a neighboring county heard the AMBER Alert and immediately called reporting the location of mother and child. The child was safely rescued.

    March 7, 2009
    An AMBER Alert was issued for a 2-year-old boy who was abducted by his father, who has a history of being bi-polar, drug abuse-crack cocaine, attempted suicide and does not have medications with him.  An individual spotted the suspect’s vehicle in Springfield, Ohio and the suspect was arrested by the Springfield Police Department.  The victim was safely rescued and reunited with his mother at the Springfield police station.

    March 2, 2009
    Yreka, CA
    On March 2, 2009, the Yreka Police Department requested an AMBER Alert for a 3-year-old child who was abducted from her residence.  The child was at home in bed, when a man entered the residence and kidnapped her.  ENTAC issued an AMBER Alert in Northern and Central California.  Additionally, the AMBER Alert extended into Oregon and parts of Nevada.  The Yreka Police Department located the suspect and took him into custody; however, the victim and suspect vehicle were not found at the time.  Approximately one hour later, an individual who knew about the AMBER Alert saw tire tracks on a dirt road and followed them on foot where they located the victim walking down the road.  The suspect remained in custody and the victim was safely rescued.

    February 28, 2009
    Frankfort, KY
    A 2-year-old girl went missing when her father failed to return her after an authorized visit.  The abductor’s grandfather reported that he was suicidal and was unsure where he went with the child; he also reported his car missing along with a handgun.  An AMBER Alert was issued.  A high school friend of the father saw him in Alabama, later saw the AMBER Alert, and reported the sighting to Alabama law enforcement authorities. The abductor then went to Tennessee where the grandfather’s vehicle was discovered at a local motel, by a Tennessee officer who was also aware of the AMBER Alert. The officer checked local taxi companies and the bus depot. He was able to determine through eyewitnesses and video that the perpetrator and child were on a bus to Mexico. The abductor was  located in Monterey Mexico by Mexican authorities and the F.B.I. and the child was safely rescued.

    February 18, 2009
    Cameron, MO
    A 3-year-old girl was taken by her grandmother during the middle of the night.  The mother realized her daughter was missing when she went to wake her up in the morning.  The grandmother’s mental issues led authorities to believe that the girl might be in danger, so an AMBER Alert was issued.  A truck driver who had heard the alert on the radio saw the vehicle drive into the truck stop parking lot and contacted law enforcement. The girl and her grandmother were located at a truck stop and the child was safely rescued.


    February 14, 2009
    San Bernardino, CA
    The San Bernardino Police Department requested an AMBER Alert for a 23-month-old child, taken by her estranged father.  The father allegedly assaulted her mother with an ice pick before taking the child and her vehicle.  The suspect threatened to kill the child if the police found him.  The suspect’s relative saw the AMBER Alert on the television, then called the suspect and advised him the police were attempting to locate him and recover the child.  The suspect subsequently dropped the child off at the relative’s house and then fled.  The relative called police, who safely rescued the child.


    January 28, 2009
    Vandalia, OH
    An AMBER Alert was issued by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in coordination with the Vandalia Police Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol for a  3-year-old boy who was abducted by his father, a known drug user.  An individual recognized the vehicle description and called the Vandalia Police Department, who met with the suspect and resolved the issue peacefully.  The child was safely rescued.  


    January 27, 2009
    Greensboro, NC
    An AMBER Alert was issued for 2 children ages 4 and 7 who had been taken by their father’s live-in girlfriend without his knowledge or permission. She had borrowed a car, ID, credit card from a friend before she left with the kids and has a known drug habit.  An individual who had seen the AMBER Alert notified the police of the suspect’s whereabouts.  Law enforcement found her checked in an area hotel under an alias name and the children were safely rescued.

    January 22, 2009
    Tempe, AZ
    A 7-month-old boy and his mother were abducted at gunpoint by his father, who made threats and caused damage to the residence. Since the child was believed to be in imminent danger an AMBER Alert was issued resulting in a tip.  That tip led officers to the home of the child’s grandmother, where the child and mother had been dropped off.  The abductor fled on foot and the child and mother were safely rescued.

    January 16, 2009
    Ogden, UT
    A 14-year-old girl allegedly ran off with a 22-year-old woman. Police believed the suspect may have had a sexual relationship with the victim and was possibly taking her to Las Vegas, California or Mexico.  An AMBER Alert was issued. A trucker heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and called 911 when he spotted the suspect’s vehicle.  Less than two hours after the AMBER Alert went out authorities rescued the victim and apprehended the suspect in Washington County, 27-miles from the Utah-Nevada border.  The suspect has been charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor and providing shelter to a runaway.

    January 12, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    An AMBER Alert was issued for an 8-year-old girl who was abducted by her mother’s ex-boyfriend, who walked into a school and took the little girl. The suspect saw the signs with the AMBER Alert and dropped the girl off unharmed outside of an establishment.  She was safely returned to her mother.

    January 5, 2009
    Lucas, IA
    An AMBER Alert was issued for a pregnant 17-year-old who was observed being taken by the 20-year-old father of her unborn child.  The abductor heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and turned himself in at the Lucas County Courthouse.  The girl was safely rescued.

    January 4, 2009
    West Columbia, SC
    An AMBER Alert was issued for a 7-month-old boy and his mother who were abducted at gunpoint by the child’s father.  As a direct result of the Levi’s Call issued in Georgia, a Georgia State Trooper spotted the vehicle at a hotel in Madison, directly off of I-20, the suspected route of travel.  Upon approach, the perpetrator fired shots at the officers and a standoff began, lasting through the night with involvement by GBI, FBI, Georgia State Patrol and local law enforcement. The suspect surrendered the next day and the child was safely rescued.

    January 1, 2009
    Candler, NC
    Two siblings ages 10 and 6 were taken by their biological father, who was a suspect in a triple homicide.  The children’s mother was one of the victims. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. Law enforcement received a tip from a neighbor who knew the whereabouts of the children. The children were safely rescued.

     
    • Thinker Belle 11:39 pm on November 15, 2009 Permalink

      I viewed that photo of Johnny Gocsh; the ‘laundry bag’ in the background strikes me as strange. Camp is pale blue, while what appears to be “Caribou” has no U and is a much darker shade of blue. Did anyone check out these photos to see if they had been altered. (That is no pun intended toward the other photos offered on this blog).

    • findethan 7:30 am on April 5, 2010 Permalink

      Thanks for posting the pictures and information about my son. Getting the image of him and his abductor, Carla Velasco, will hopefully help other locate him.

  • crimewatchrt 11:41 am on October 26, 2009 Permalink |
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    Crimes Against Children 

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    Mom Forced Teen to Eat Feces And Urine, Cops Say

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – A 37-year-old mother is accused of beating her teenaged sons and forcing the younger one to lick up urine and eat his own feces and vomit, according to prosecutors.

    Auburn woman arrested on child abuse charges

    woman was arrested on felony child abuse charges. Samantha Jackson is the mother to an infant girl, 2-year-old daughter and malnourished 4-year-old son…

    Man charged with child abuse

    LEESBURG — A 41-year-old man was jailed on Saturday on child abuse charges, apparently after trying to whip a boy into shape by wielding a BB gun to

    Father faces first-degree murder charge in infant son’s death

    Keith Skinner now faces a first-degree murder charge in 7-month-old son’s child abuse death. Keith Skinner faces a charge of aggravated child abuse in

    Mulberry Mayor Is Accused of Sex With 17-Year-Old Boy

    The teacher contacted the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Mullis was booked into jail with his bail set at $5000, records show. The report describes Mullis

    Tea Party Candidate Accused Of Sex With A Minor Met The Girl At

    Eric W. Deaton — the Ohio Constitution Party candidate for US Senate who was indicted on Tuesday for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor


    Teacher Accused Of Soliciting Sex From Minor – Houston News Story

    CONROE, Texas — A junior high school teacher is accused of going online and trying to get a 14-year-old girl to have sex with him.

    Eric W. Deaton, Conservative Senate Candidate, Indicted for Sexual

    Another day, another political sex scandal—but this one involves a minor. Ohio’s Eric W. Deaton, Senate candidate for the conservative


    Charleston Man Admits to Soliciting Sex from Minor – WOWK-TV

    Jodi Cunningham, 45, was working at a gas station when he offered to pay a 16-year-old boy for sex.

    Former police officer sentenced for sex with minor

    In July a jury found him guilty of having sex with an underage girl. Friday the former Nebraska police officer is sentenced to 30–to–60


    Additional charges of sexual assault of a minor for local man

    MIDDLETOWN — A Loveland Street man has been hit with additional first-degree sexual assault charges involving a minor just months after


    ‘Cake Boss’ Co-Star Remy Gonzalez Arrested for Sexual Assault

    ‘Cake Boss’ Co-Star Busted for Sex Assault on Minor one of the stars of “Cake Boss” has been arrested for sexually assaulting a minor.


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    12/17/2009 – New Jersey Man Charged with Enticing Minor

    PHILADELPHIA—Jon J. Lackner was indicted today on charges that he used interstate communications to attempt to induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, traveled with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, and attempted to transfer obscene material to a minor in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, announced United States Attorney Michael L. Levy. The indictment charges that from on or about September 9, 2008 to on or about March 24, 2009, Lackner used the mail, the Internet, and a telephone to attempt to induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity. Further, the indictment alleges that on March 24, 2009, Lackner traveled from New Jersey to Bensalem, Pennsylvania for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Finally, the indictment charges that on March 12, 13, and 15, Lackner used the Internet to attempt to transfer obscene material to a minor.

    INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEFENDANTS

    NAME: Jon J. Lackne

    ADDRESS: Cherry Hill, NJ

    AGE OR YEAR OF BIRTH: 45

    If convicted the defendant faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison with a maximum of life, a mandatory minimum of five years’ supervised release, a $1,250,000 fine, and a $500 special assessment.

    12/17/2009 – Webster Parish Man Indicted for Child Exploitation and Child Pornography

    SHREVEPORT, LA—Curtis Dale Lolly, 54, of Doyline, La., was indicted for production and attempted production of images involving child exploitation and possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Donald W. Washington announced today. Lolly was charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of children, one count of attempted exploitation of children, and two counts of possession of child pornography. Lolly is scheduled to appear for arraignment before United States Magistrate Judge Mark Hornsby on January 5, 2010.

    The indictment alleges that Lolly used females under the age of 18 to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of the conduct and that he possessed images of child pornography.

    If convicted, Lolly could face a maximum sentence of 30 years and a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both, for each count of sexual exploitation of children. Child pornography is punishable by a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

    12/16/2009 – Kirksville Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges

    ST. LOUIS, MO—Glen William Ketterlinus entered a plea of guilty to federal child pornography charges, Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap, Adair County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Williams and Kirksville Police Chief Jim Hughes announced today.

    GLEN WILLIAM KETTERLINUS, Kirksville, Missouri, pled guilty December 14, 2009, to four felony counts of production of child pornography. Between January 2005 and May 2007, Ketterlinus videotaped a minor under the age of 18 in sexually explicit conduct. He appeared Monday before United States District Judge Henry E. Autrey, who set sentencing for March 10, 2010.

    Each count of production of child pornography carries a penalty range of 15 to 30 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.

    This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.

    12/16/2009 – Bedford Man Admits Producing Child Pornography

    FORT WORTH, TX—Thomas James Murphy, III, 26, of Bedford, Texas, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Bleil to one count of production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Murphy, who has been in custody since his arrest on October 6, 2009, faces a maximum statutory sentence of not less than 15 years or more than 30 years in prison, a lifetime of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. He also must register as a sex offender. Sentencing is set for April 12, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means.

    In October 2009, FBI agents discovered a lead which indicated that Murphy was creating child pornography by using his own daughters. These videos and images showed sexually graphic conduct between Murphy and one of his daughters. Both daughters were under the age of three at the time of the creation of the child pornography.

    When FBI agents visited the Murphy residence, he identified his two daughters as the minor children in the images and also identified himself as the naked adult male in the images. He admitted that he took images of himself sexually engaged with one of two daughters and sent those images over the Internet to another individual. An examination of his computer and related storage media was performed and agents discovered the images of Murphy with his two daughters.

    Fugitive Sex Offender Caught
    Wed, 09 Dec 2009 18:01:08 -0600

    December 09, 2009 – A man wanted by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force Atlanta Office in Fulton County, Georgia. Timothy Collins, 42, was being sought by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department on a warrant for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender after his release from state prison.

    12/7/2009 – Newfield Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

    CAMDEN—A Newfield man was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison today for possessing child pornography on his home computer, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

    U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman also ordered Robert Kevin Carlino, 32, to serve 10 years of supervised release upon the completion of his prison term. Judge Hillman continued the defendant’s release on a $50,000 bond, with the conditions of home confinement with electronic monitoring, pending his surrender to officials with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons on a date to be determined by prison authorities.

    12/7/2009 – Ohio Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charge

    The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Frederick Horne, 74, of Mansfield, Ohio was sentenced today to 27 months for possessing child pornography. United States Chief District Judge William K. Sessions, III, also sentenced Horne to five years of supervised release.

    According to court documents, on August 15, 2007, Horne began chatting over the Internet with a person who he believed to be a 13-year-old girl from Vermont. In reality, the person was an undercover police officer posing as a 13-year-old girl. During the chat, Horne sent the undercover officer numerous images depicting prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Horne was arrested in Ohio in September 2007 and he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on June 30, 2008.

    12/7/2009 – Jacksonville Man Indicted on Federal Child Pornography Charges

    JACKSONVILLE, FL—United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces today that Anthony William Denham (age 23, of Jacksonville) has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Jacksonville on one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. If convicted, Denham faces at least 5 years and up to 20 years in federal prison for the receipt count. On the possession count, Denham faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. Denham is currently in custody, and his arraignment and detention hearing will be held in federal court in Jacksonville before United States Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on December 11, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.

    Sexual Assault Suspect Captured in Mexico
    Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:48:49 -0600

    December 08, 2009 – United States Marshal Federico Rocha of the Northern District of California announces the arrest of Fermin Pucheta-Temich. On December 4, Pucheta-Temich, 32, was extradited from Mexico City on a warrant of arrest out of San Francisco for multiple federal charges of sexual assault with a minor.

    12/4/2009 – Cahokia Man Receives 114-Month Prison Sentence for Possession of Child Pornography

    A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on December 4, 2009, GREGORY P FEENEY, age 53, of Cahokia, Illinois, was sentenced in East St. Louis, Illinois after previously pleading guilty to a single count indictment charging him with Possession of Child Pornography. FEENEY was sentenced to a term of 114 months of imprisonment, a $750 fine, and 15 years of supervised release.

    The violation took place in October of 2007, in St. Clair County, Illinois.

    12/4/2009 – Fishers Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Distributing Child Pornography

    INDIANAPOLIS—Jeffrey Taylor, age 46, a former resident of Noblesville, Indiana, was sentenced late yesterday to 40 years in prison following his conviction for distributing child pornography through the Internet, announced Timothy M. Morrison, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.

    Taylor, appearing before U.S. District Court Judge Larry J. McKinney in Indianapolis, Indiana, was also ordered to serve a lifetime of supervised release following his release from prison and to forfeit all items seized during the investigation that were used to commit his offense.

    On January 6, 2009, Taylor distributed video and image files of child pornography through a computer in his Noblesville home. After discovering his criminal activity, federal, state, and local law enforcement agents found during a search of his residence that Taylor’s collection of child pornography included over 10,000 images files and 500 video files of child pornography. The content of this material included sexually explicit material involving very young children, bestiality involving minors, and sadistic abuse. Taylor made this collection available to other persons on the Internet so that he could obtain child pornography from them in exchange.

    According to Assistant U. S. Attorney Steve DeBrota, who prosecuted the case for the United States, during the investigation it was discovered that Taylor also molested four children he knew in the past. Under federal sentencing law, this conduct was used to enhance his sentence. The molestations occurred at various locations in Indiana over a period of several years. Taylor denied these molestations during his testimony, but Judge McKinney found untrue his denial of responsibility for this child sexual abuse.

    12/4/2009 – Tribal Member Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Child

    Man Engaged in Pattern of Sex Abuse of Young Relative

    THOMAS LEE PETERS, 47, an enrolled member of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison and ten years of supervised release for three counts of sexual abuse of a minor. PETERS molested a young relative while residing on the Swinomish Indian Reservation in Western Washington. At sentencing Chief U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik ordered PETERS to get a sexual deviance evaluation and register as a sex offender. Chief Judge Lasnik said “the crime was like throwing a rock in a pool and sending out waves of damage that impact PETERS’ family and community.”

    PETERS pleaded guilty in September 2009, admitting that on multiple occasions in 2005, 2006, and 2007, he sexually molested a young relative. Because PETERS is a tribal member, and the abuse occurred on tribal land, the case was prosecuted in federal court.

    12/4/2009 – Neopit Man Indicted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

    Michelle Jacobs, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment against Wayne Wheelock, of Neopit, Wisconsin, for allegedly engaging in a sexual act with a minor. Wheelock is alleged to be a repeat offender as he was convicted in August 1996 of engaging in a sexual act with a person physically incapable of declining.

    A federal grand jury also returned an indictment alleging that Wheelock failed to register and update a registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act while entering, leaving or residing on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

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    Exploiting Children
    New York Man Pleads Guilty

    A New York man pled guilty after being accused of possessing sexually explicit computer images of minors.

    Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, December 1, 2009, that Kyle Rice, a resident of Panama, New York, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal laws relating to the sexual exploitation of children.

    Rice, age 21, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin.

    In connection with the guilty plea, Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold advised the court that Rice possessed and attempted to possess computer images depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

    Exploiting Children Chester Man Receives 17 Years

    RICHMOND, VA—James Yager, 31, of Richmond, Va., was sentenced to 17 years in prison for distributing child pornography after having previously been convicted of child pornography distribution in 2001.

    Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Jennifer Love, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne.

    “Prosecuting crimes against children is a high priority for the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” said U.S. Attorney MacBride. “This case should send a strong message to those convicted of exploiting children through pornography: If you return to trading these disturbing images of abuse, we will find you and send you back to prison for a long time.”

    Yager served 48 months in prison after pleading guilty on May 2, 2001, to distributing child pornography. According to court documents, in May 2009, Yager engaged in Internet chats with an undercover FBI agent that culminated in Yager making available via a peer-to-peer file sharing program dozens of images of child pornography for the undercover agent to download.  In June 2009, FBI agents executed a search warrant at Yager’s residence and discovered that after having been released from federal probation for his prior conviction, Yager traded hundreds of images of child pornography on the Internet using a peer-to-peer file sharing program that he had configured to allow the sharing of files through a photo card, which contained thousands of images of child pornography.

    Infant Sex Tape Case Horrifies Indiana Town

    Woman To Be Sentenced Dec. 2

    VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — Single dad Robert Jones felt comfortable with his decision to hire Samantha Light as his toddler son’s baby sitter. She was from a respected, churchgoing family in this close-knit community, he knew her family and she was soon to be a young mother herself.Jones was thunderstruck when he learned that Light and her boyfriend had been arrested on charges of molesting and videotaping sex acts with at least four children in their care, including two under age 2.”I didn’t know how to react,” he said. “I basically said, ‘Where are they at and do you have pictures



    He was relieved to find that his child was not one of the ones involved in the case, but the question of whether his son was abused still haunts him.Light’s image had remained wholesome until March, when a 3-year-old girl and her mother walked into the sheriff’s department with allegations that would rock this quiet western Indiana town of 2,100: Light had touched the girl’s genitals, and there was video.Investigators armed with a search warrant descended on the little white bungalow that Light shared with her mother and boyfriend, Stephen E. Quick II. They found a videotape whose graphic images, taken over five months beginning in September 2008, sickened even longtime deputies:A sexual device being used on an infant girl. A young boy engaging in intercourse. A toddler being sodomized.”I’ve been a police officer for almost 30 years and it was probably the most sick, disgusting thing I’ve ever seen,” said Chief Deputy Dana Jeffries.Even though Jones’ son, who was about 16 months old while in Light’s care, was not among the children on video, physicians examined the boy. The doctors told Jones they found no signs of abuse. He said he found other child care when Light had her baby and that his son wasn’t in her care at the time of the arrests.But he still isn’t sure his son wasn’t harmed. Now when his son doesn’t like to get his diaper changed he wonders whether he was abused or if he’s just being a stubborn toddler.”I don’t have no closure,” he said. “I just want to know if they did anything to my kid.”Prosecutors charged Light, 26, with four counts of child molestation and one of child exploitation related to the video’s production. Quick, 32, faced three counts of child molestation and one of child exploitation. Light pleaded guilty to three counts of molestation Oct. 9 and is to be sentenced Wednesday. Quick is discussing a plea agreement and faces a Dec. 15 hearing at which he could plead guilty or have a trial date set, Fountain County prosecutor Terry Martin said.Attorneys for Light and Quick have declined to comment.Jones has had thoughts of revenge since he learned of the allegations.”Whatever they get, they deserve — and that’s not enough,” he said.He said Light sent him a letter from jail July 31 claiming Quick used threats to get her to participate in the assaults.”Steve made me do the things I would have never done if he hadn’t threatened my family,” Light wrote, according to Jones. But he isn’t buying it.”You don’t do stuff like that to kids,” Jones said.The scars the case has left could be permanent, both for the victims and the one-stoplight community about 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis.”There was a trust level — and that’s been broken, big time,” said Jim Keeling, a 41-year-old mill worker who lives next door to the house where Light and Quick lived.And the people here are angry about losing the town’s unique sense of innocence.Life in Veedersburg moves along at a laid-back pace and many residents are related. The quiet town has grown quieter as the recession forced many foreclosures and jobs at two local brickyards disappeared.Until Light and Quick were arrested, crime was almost an afterthought. Doors stay unlocked, keys are left in cars, and with only one pub in town, there aren’t even many arrests for public intoxication or disorderly conduct. Town Marshal Neil Beck, a retired Indiana state trooper, says only one working meth lab has been found during his 8 1/2 years on the job.”People don’t worry about everyday dangers,” Beck said.Light, whose family has lived in town for years, had a reputation as a good baby sitter after returning to Veedersburg from Indianapolis, where she spent three years working as a clerk for the Indiana State Teachers Association’s insurance trust. She quit her clerk job in February 2008. She and Quick had been together about a year at the time of their arrests.Jones, a 40-year-old factory worker, said he had felt comfortable leaving his son in her care.Folks around town knew little about Quick’s background, however, and ugly rumors began to surface as time passed.Police records show Quick had a theft and burglary arrest in Clinton County in the 1990s. He was the focus of a 2000 child molestation investigation in Frankfort after a 3-year-old girl said Quick had shown her pornographic magazines. Frankfort Detective Bill Hackerd said the case was dropped for lack of evidence. Quick’s attorney didn’t return calls about those allegations.Investigators say the assaults occurred between September 2008 and February 2009 and that they do not believe there are any victims other than those shown on the tape. Those on the tape are believed to be the 3-year-old girl whose complaint started the investigation, a boy between the ages of 6 and 10, an infant girl under a year old and a boy about 18 months old.Families in town have become careful about checking their baby sitters’ backgrounds since the arrests, said Keeling, Light’s neighbor.The Rev. Matt Swisher, pastor at Veedersburg United Methodist Church, said the wounds are still fresh.”There’s a lot of hurt that happened and just a lot of prayer that needs to be going on,” he said.

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    Girl’s body found in North Carolina, police say

    (CNN) — The body of a missing 5-year-old girl has been found in North Carolina, police said Monday.

    Theresa Chance, public information officer of the Fayetteville Police Department, confirmed the body was discovered.

    Earlier Monday, about 200 people searched for the body of Shaniya Davis after “reliable information” indicated that she might be dead, Fayetteville, North Carolina, police said.

    The search focused on land near a roadway because “reliable information received that the body of Shaniya Davis may have been dumped there,” the Fayetteville Police Department said in a statement.

    Investigators had been searching for Shaniya for several days.

    Police have charged the girl’s mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, with trafficking and other offenses, authorities said. Davis was “prostituting her child,” Chance said.

    Other charges against the mother include felony child abuse, prostitution and filing a false police report, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

    The mother told police last week that the child vanished from their mobile home in Fayetteville.

    Hotel surveillance video taken around the same time Shaniya was reported missing showed the girl with a man identified as Mario Andrette McNeill. He was charged with first-degree kidnapping.

    Police said they dropped kidnapping charges against another man, Clarence Coe, who was arrested Thursday in connection with the case.

    Mother Arrested In Drowning Of 3-Year-Old Daughter

    A three-year-old girl was found drowned in a bathtub on Sunday morning, and the victim’s mother has been arrested on suspicion of murder, according to authorities.

    The Sacramento Police Department said they found three-year-old Divya unresponsive after receiving two calls from the girl’s father, who feared the mother had hurt her.

    Anul Ram, 31, picked up her daughter and her seven-year-old son from her ex-husband’s house at about 1:00 a.m. Sunday, according to police. Relatives told CBS13 that Anul had scratches all over her face, and her ex-husband called police after they left to ask for an officer to check on his family.

    Police said no officers were available at the time because of a homicide that happened two hours earlier.

    After Anul returned to her apartment on Greenhaven Drive in Sacramento, she allegedly called her ex-husband and told him she had drowned their daughter in the bathtub, according to a relative who did not wish to be identified.

    Divya’s father called police again, who responded and attempted to resuscitate the girl. The victim was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

    Anul Ram is on suicide watch at the Sacramento County Jail, where she is being held on murder charges and being in the country illegally.

    She was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder within the last year, according to a relative.

    Dugard’s Alleged Kidnapper Apologizes

    Phillip Garrido

    AP

    Phillip Garrido, the man charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard when she was 11 and holding her captive for 18 years, writes a letter to a California television station, saying he wants to “apologize to every human being for what has taken place.” He also suggests that a religious transformation cured him of sexual deviancy.   Full Coverage >

    6th Man Arrested in Missouri Sex Case

    LEXINGTON, Mo. (Nov. 14) – The case against a family accused of child sex abuse expanded with the arrest of a sixth relative — a 72-year-old Florida man who had called the allegations against his kin repulsive and appalling.

    Darrel Wayne Mohler has been charged with raping two children in Missouri more than 20 years ago. His arrest Friday came a day after he told The Associated Press that the alleged child abuse by his relatives was “unspeakable.” 
    Mohler was charged in Lafayette County, Mo., with two counts of forcible rape in 1986. Officials said he was arrested and in custody at a jail Ocala, Fla., near his hometown of Silver Springs.
    Five other members of the Mohler family were charged earlier in the week with several felonies, including forcible sodomy, rape with a child younger than 12 and use of a child in a sexual performance.
    “I can’t think of words that would put this in perspective. I find it repulsive if it’s true,” Mohler said Thursday of his family members’ charges.
    Mohler said he was a disabled veteran suffering from various ailments, including lung disease. He did not return phone calls to his home Friday before his arrest.   Read More

    Evangelist Tony Alamo Sentenced to 175 Years for Sexually Exploiting Minors
    Fri, 13 Nov 2009 16:54:08 -0600

    Bernie Hoffman, aka Tony Alamo, founder and leader of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, was sentenced to 175 years in prison following his conviction on charges that he transported minor girls across state lines with the intent to engage in sexual activity.

    Child Predator Sentenced in Midland Federal Court
    Fri, 13 Nov 2009 18:18:06 -0600

    November 13, 2009 – Permian Basin residents can rest a little easier today as one more child predator is sentenced to prison time under the Adam Walsh Act, also known as the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 in which U.S. Marshals have primary investigative authority. Kenneth Daniel Spriggs was sentenced yesterday by Federal District Judge Rob Junell in Midland, to 30 months in custody with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, to be followed by a term of 20 years of supervised release.

    Five Family Members Charged in Missouri Child Sex Case

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    Five men from the same family are in custody in a stunning child sex crimes case in Missouri — and cadaver dogs are now being used in a hunt for possible bodies of victims, Fox4KC.com reports.

    Police are searching a patch of land on a farm property Wednesday near Bates City, Mo., a day after the men were charged with committing sex crimes against children, according to Fox4KC.com.

    Charged with multiple counts of child rape are 77-year-old Burrell Edward Mohler Sr. and his son Burrell Edward Mohler Jr., 53, both of Independence, Mo., along with 48-year-old Jared Leroy Mohler of Columbia, Mo.

    David A. Mohler, 52, of Lamoni, Iowa, was charged with one count of child rape, and Roland Neil Mohler, 47, of Bates City, Mo., is accused of using a child in a sexual performance — a felony. The relationships of Jared, David and Roland Mohler to Burrell Mohler Sr. and Burrell Mohler Jr. weren’t immediately known.

    The crimes allegedly were committed from the late 1980s until the mid-1990s.

    The elder Burrell Mohler is accused of drugging and forcibly raping a child under 12 and using a child in a sexual performance. His son is charged with sexual assault of a child under 14 and using a child in a sexual performance.

    It wasn’t clear how many young victims there allegedly were. All five men are being held behind bars without bond.

    A press conference will be held Wednesday to discuss more details of the case.

    Click for more on this story from Fox4KC.com.

    Convicted child-sex predator in court to face state charges

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    Convicted child predator John “Jacky” Worman, already facing 120 years in a federal penitentiary, was back in Delaware County court Tuesday to face hundreds of state charges involving the rape and sexual abuse of a number of children, some as young as 6 weeks old.

    Worman, 42, who has been described by authorities as a “monster,” is facing trial on 203 counts of rape of a child, 186 counts of deviate sexual intercourse and hundreds of related offenses for his alleged abuse of 12 children over a nine-year period.

    He was convicted in federal court last year on 55 counts of manufacturing child pornography and one count of child pornography. The case against Worman involved more than 1 million horrific images of child pornography — documented by the defendant while he committed anal, oral and vaginal sex on his victims who ranged from infancy to 15 years.

    In August, U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Stengel sentenced Worman to 120 years in a federal prison, saying the crimes he committed against his victims were the worst in the country.

    He is now back in Delaware County to face prosecution on hundreds of state charges.   Read More

    Nov 05, 2009

    Fetus Found At City Water Plant

    Thursday, November 05, 2009 1:52:46 PM

    Water Treatment Plant (11/5)

    ORLANDO — A human fetus has been found in a waste water tank at a city treatment plant.

    According to Orlando police spokeswoman Barbara Jones, an employee at the water treatment facility found the fetus around 8:20 a.m. Thursday in an area that sifts debris from the water.

    The plant, located at 5420 L.B. McLeod Road, serves an area south of International Drive, north of state Road 50, west of MetroWest and east of downtown Orlando, including Parramore.

    Officials said the area where the fetus was found is usually automated, but it had been manually operated over the last couple of weeks, leading to the discovery.

    Workers were cleaning drainage equipment, and found the fetus when they cleaned out the sediment.

    The fetus was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

    Homicide investigators said the partial fetus’ gestational age was at about 14 to 15 weeks. Officials did not specify whether the fetus was male or female.

    Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force Announces Arrest

    Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force Announces Arrest

    ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Gregory Jones, FBI Atlanta, announces on behalf of the Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force, the following arrest:

    Rocky Davis Jr., age 21, an EMT and fireman for Walker County, Georgia, was arrested on Friday, October 30, 2009 on state charges related to attempting to solicit a minor child for sex. Davis traveled to Catoosa County, Georgia after having engaged undercover officers/agents of the FBI’s Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force in a series of chats on the Internet.

    Davis is currently incarcerated at the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department jail.

    he Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force consists of federal agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and officers from the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office, Dalton Police Department, Dade County Sheriff’s Office, Rossville Police Department, and the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office.

    The public is reminded that all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    October 31, 2009

    Girl shot dead after Calif. school football game

    Police searching for suspect in attack that injured two others

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – A 16-year-old girl died and two men were wounded after being shot following a football game at a Southern California high school.

    Long Beach police Sgt. Dina Zapalski said it’s unclear what led to Friday night’s shooting at Wilson High School. Police are searching for a suspect.

    The girl died at a hospital. Her name has not been released.

    Police: As many as 20 present at gang rape outside school dance

    Police say a student at Richmond High School was gang raped outside during a homecoming dance.

    Police say a student at Richmond High School was gang raped outside during a homecoming dance.

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    • 10 people involved in assault, 10 others watched and offered no help, police say
    • Richmond, California, police say student was gang raped for over two hours
    • Former student, 19, and 15-year-old arrested
    • Victim, 15, remains in the hospital in stable condition

    Richmond, California (CNN) — Investigators say as many as 20 people were involved in or stood and watched the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl outside a California high school homecoming dance Saturday night.

    Police posted a $20,000 reward Tuesday for anyone who comes to them with information that helps arrest and convict those involved in what authorities describe as a 2½-hour assault on the Richmond High School campus in suburban San Francisco.

    Two teenage suspects have been jailed, but more arrests, as many as 20 total, are expected, according to a police detective.

    “We will be making arrests continually as we develop probable cause,” said Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan. “With this number of people implicated in the incident we’re going to be making arrests on an ongoing basis.”

    As many as 10 people were involved in the assault in a dimly lighted back alley at the school, while another 10 people watched without calling 911 to report it, police said.

    A 1999 California law makes it illegal not to report a witnessed crime against a child, but the law applies only to children 14 and under.

    “We do not have the ability to arrest people who witnessed the crime and did nothing,” Gagan said. “The law can be very rigid. We don’t have the authority to make an arrest.”

    Charles Ramsey, a member of the Richmond school board, said the school district bears some responsibility for the attack. School administrators and police apparently weren’t watching the area as they should have, Ramsey said.

    The school said it would hold a safety meeting for parents and students Wednesday evening to address the assault.

    The victim was found unconscious under a bench shortly before midnight Saturday, after police received a call from someone in the area who had overheard people at the assault scene “reminiscing about the incident,” Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan said.

    The girl was flown by helicopter to a hospital where she was admitted in critical condition. She was in stable condition Tuesday, police said.

    Investigators canvassed the community with fliers, which included the reward offer, hoping to identify more suspects Tuesday.

    “There is one individual in custody who has made some spontaneous statements that have led me to believe that he is culpable for what happened,” Richmond police Lt. Johan Simon said.

    Nineteen-year-old Manuel Ortega, described as a former student at the school, was arrested soon after he fled the scene and will face charges of rape, robbery and kidnapping, police said.

    A 15-year-old was later arrested and charged with one count of felony sexual assault. A third teenager was being interviewed, Gagan said.

    “Based on witness statements and suspect statements, and also physical evidence, we know that she was raped by at least four suspects committing multiple sex acts,” Gagan said.

    “As people announced over time that this was going on, more people came to see, and some actually participated,” Gagan said.

    The attack occurred on school grounds as the annual homecoming dance was under way inside the school Saturday night, authorities said.

    Virginia Man Sentenced for Sex Trafficking of Minors and Transporting Minors Across State Lines for Prostitution in Virginia and Jacksonville

    JACKSONVILLE, FL—U.S. Attorney Brian A. Albritton announces that U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard today sentenced Marvin Leigh Madkins (age 29, of Virginia) to 50 years in federal prison for sex trafficking of minors and transporting minors across state lines for prostitution. A federal jury had found Madkins guilty of those charges on March 6, 2009.

    According to evidence presented at trial, Madkins recruited two minors from the state of Virginia to engage in prostitution in Virginia and Jacksonville, Florida, knowing that force, fraud, or coercion would be used to cause the minors to engage in commercial sex acts. Madkins promised the minors that if they would serve as prostitutes in Virginia for a short period of time, they and he would earn enough money to go to Florida for an extravagant vacation. Madkins also told the minors that, once in Florida, he would obtain cocaine, sell it, and use the proceeds from the drug sales to fund trips to Miami, Atlanta, and New York.

    After Madkins engaged the minors in prostitution in Virginia, the minors rode with Madkins on a Greyhound Bus to Jacksonville using false names on tickets that Madkins had obtained. Within days of their arrival in Jacksonville, the minors were required to engage in prostitution to pay for hotels, food, and other items. Madkins engaged the minors in prostitution from a number of local hotels and obtained multiple customers using various methods, including Internet postings on Craigslist.

    This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Mac D. Heavener, III and Nicholas A. Pilgrim.

    More Than 50 Children Rescued During Operation Cross Country IV

    Over the past 72 hours, the FBI, its local and state law enforcement partners, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) concluded Operation Cross Country IV, a three-day national enforcement action as part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative. The operation included enforcement actions in 36 cities across 30 FBI divisions around the country and led to the recovery of 52 children who were being victimized through prostitution. Additionally, 691 others, including 60 pimps, were arrested on state and local charges.

    “Child prostitution continues to be a significant problem in our country, as evidenced by the number of children rescued through the continued efforts of our crimes against children task forces,” said Kevin Perkins, Assistant Director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “There is no work more important than protecting America’s children and freeing them from the cycle of victimization. Through our strategic partnerships with state and local law enforcement agencies, we are able to make a difference.”

    Task Force operations usually begin as local actions, targeting such places as truck stops, casinos, street “tracks,” and Internet websites, based on intelligence gathered by officers working in their respective jurisdictions. Initial arrests are often violations of local and state laws relating to prostitution or solicitation. Information gleaned from those arrested often uncovers organized efforts to prostitute women and children across many states. FBI agents further develop this information in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and file federal charges where appropriate.

    To date, the 34 Innocence Lost Task Forces and Working Groups have recovered nearly 900 children from the streets. The investigations and subsequent 510 convictions have resulted in lengthy sentences, including multiple 25-years-to-life sentences and the seizure of more than $3.1 million in assets.

    “It is repugnant that children in these times could be subjected to the great pain, suffering, and indignity of being forced into sexual slavery for someone else’s profit,” said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, “but Cross Country IV has shown us that the scourge of child prostitution still exists on the streets of our cities. The FBI, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and all the state and local law enforcement agencies that contributed to this operation are to be commended for their dedication to this cause. We will all continue to work tirelessly to end the victimization of innocent children.”

    In the spring of 2003, the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, in partnership with the Department of Justice’s CEOS and NCMEC, formed the Innocence Lost National Initiative to address the growing problem of children forced into prostitution.

    “Child trafficking for the purposes of prostitution is organized criminal activity using kids as commodities for sale or trade,” said Ernie Allen, President and CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “These kids are victims. They lack the ability to walk away. This is 21st century slavery. We are proud to have worked hand-in-hand with the FBI and Justice Department in a partnership that is unprecedented, historic, and working.”

    This program brings state and federal law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and social service providers all from around the country to NCMEC, where the groups are trained together. In addition, CEOS has reinforced the training by assigning prosecutors to help bring cases in those cities plagued by child prostitution.

    The FBI thanks the 1,599 local, state, and federal law enforcement officers representing 112 separate agencies who participated in Operation Cross Country and ongoing enforcement efforts.

    The charges announced today are merely accusations, and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

    For more information on Operation Cross Country and the Innocence Lost National Initiative, visit http://www.fbi.gov, http://www.justice.gov or http://www.ncmec.org

     
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