MUSKEGON, MI – Kurtis Peterson, a convicted sex offender found guilty of having sex with dogs, was sentenced to state prison for between one to 15 years after a judge went above state sentencing guidelines to keep the community safe from the repeat offender.
Peterson, 37, was first accused of having sex with a dog in April 2010 at his apartment, when a woman witnessed Peterson on his bed naked, kneeling behind his blue heeler. Peterson claimed he was “just playing with the dog” but had gotten an erection after accidental making contact with the dog’s rear.
Any benefit of doubt he was given went out the window when the same woman caught him having sex with yet another dog in June, when she walked in on Peterson having sex with a white pit bull on his living room floor. This time he was arrested and charged with “the abominable and detestable crime against nature,” also known as sodomy or bestiality.
Charged as a fourth-time habitual offender, Peterson pleaded no contest to the charges in March.…Continue Reading
Convicted sexual predators in the county will soon be outed to their neighbors by a big, red sign posted outside their homes warning others that a convicted sexual predator lives inside the residence.
According to Brad Smith, the department’s Chief of Operations, a sexual predator is defined as someone who’s been convicted of a first-degree felony that’s sexual in nature or multiple second-degree felonies that are sexual in nature.
In an interview with Vice magazine, Brad explained that a Florida statute dictates they make the public aware of these sexual predators, which they already do via Facebook and by going door-to-door whenever a sexual predator is moving into a neighborhood.
Placing the signs helps notify people who move into the neighborhood after the sexual predator has already located there, and keeps children away from the residence. When asked if he thought this may lead to the people living at these addresses being harassed, Brad answered, “We don’t expect that to happen, and if it does, we will do everything in our power to protect the person’s rights.”
Sheriff Smith said his main focus is is to protect the community, not worrying about how a sexual predator feels about a sign in their front yard.…Continue Reading
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL – Neighbors say a 50-year-old Donald Hughes, a convicted sex offender, has been walking around outside his house completely naked. It happened so many times, according to them, they lost count.
Now Hughes is in jail, facing multiple charges, including probation violations.
One resident who wished to remain anonymous said she got tired of having to look away and reported Hughes to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
“He would walk around completely stark naked and not even know he was naked,” she said. Not know? Wonder how she could tell.
The woman told reporters that she was so concerned, she trained her children to come inside whenever they saw him in the backyard. ”My six-year-old would run inside and say, ‘Mommy the bad man’s outside,’” she said. “It’s kind of become something that I’m not surprised to see anymore.”
Another witness claims that he saw Hughes sitting on his front porch in only his birthday suit, while children were getting off the school bus. We hope Hughes didn’t wave to them.
When Sheriff’s deputies questioned Hughes, he denied the accusations, and was wearing shorts and shoes, according to arrest reports.…Continue Reading
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Police say 65-year-old Henry Clifford Byrd Sr., a registered sex offender, is in custody after being accused of raping a 10-year-old girl at a church in Winston-Salem last week.
Police began investigating after being called to the church over allegations that a young girl had been sexually assaulted during a church event at the New Bethel Baptist Church.
Byrd, who served three years for taking indecent liberties with a minor back in 2000, had been invited to participate in church activities. We all know pedophiles and churches go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong, and during the evening’s festivities, Byrd sexually assaulted the girl.
Henry Clifford Byrd Sr. was arrested at his home without incident, and charged with first-degree rape and with taking indecent liberties with the girl. No details were released about how Byrd was able to molest the girl without attracting the attention of others.
Police said Byrd was placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond and is scheduled to be back in court on April 25. Police are continuing to investigate and ask anyone with information to call the Winston Salem Police Department at 773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 727-2800.…Continue Reading
CLARKSVILLE, IN – Police say 49-year-old Richard Hooten, a fugitive sex offender, is suspected of the rape and murder of 17-year-old Tara Willenborg over the weekend.
Willenborg’s body was found by her boyfriend early Saturday morning inside the Clarksville apartment the couple shared. She had been raped and died from asphyxiation. According to prosecutor Steven Smith, Willenborg suffered a ‘horrible death’.
Willenborg’s father said his daughter had attended Jeffersonville High School where she was a member of the cross country team. She’d recently earned her G.E.D. and had just moved into the apartment with her boyfriend in January. She would have turned 18 next Sunday.
Police would arrest Hooten on unrelated charges after seeing him wandering around outside near the apartment.
“Officers found him walking. He sort of fit the description and at that time they asked for his identity and ran a background check and noticed he had outstanding warrants,” said Darrell Rayborn with the Clarksville Police Department.
The warrant was issued because Hooten had failed to register as a sex offender. Turns out he has quite the criminal history including rape, sexual battery and sodomy charges in both Indiana and Georgia dating back to 1993.…Continue Reading
California - Thousands of paroled child molesters and rapists in California are removing court-ordered GPS monitors, aware there’s little risk of serving time for doing so, and some are being charged with new crimes that include sexual battery, kidnapping and attempted manslaughter.
A Times investigation has revealed that since October 2011, when the state began referring parole offenders go to county jails instead overcrowded prisons, more than 3,400 arrest warrants for convicts who tampered with tracking devices. Most of these warrants were for sex offenders, and many were for repeat violations.
“It’s a huge problem,” said Fresno parole agent Matt Hill. “If the public knew, they’d be shocked.”
California has 33 adult prisons designed to hold a maximum of 80,000 prisoners, but currently has 140,000. The Supreme Court declared California prison overcrowding unconstitutional in 2011, stating California cannot imprison more than 109,805 inmates at any time, then ordered 33,000 prisoners be released over two years
To help with this demand, Gov. Jerry Brown introduced a ”realignment” program that would see 52,000 prisoners released, 19,000 more than what was required.…Continue Reading
Kevin Voss, of unknown age, and his unidentified roommate apparently gained access to a shared crawlspace and drilled holes in the woman’s fucking ceiling. They then proceeded to jerk off as the woman slept and did what most women do behind closed doors. You know, like eat, read, masturbate, dance nekkid while singing show tunes, etc.
The creepy shenanigans quickly ended, though, after the victim’s cats alerted her to the goings-on in the crawlspace.
“My cats all went in the kitchen, and they were looking up at the ceiling. And when I looked up, I saw somebody walking across the ceiling. And I could hear them walking,” the woman said. ”I heard a noise up there. And when I hit the ceiling, one of them fell. And the other got scared, and jumped out a hole and ran down the stairs.…Continue Reading
Conway, SC – A man in South Carolina is a little peeved over the fact that the registered sex offender convicted of soliciting his 10-year-old daughter for sex is still allowed to live next door.
Kerry Marlowe was convicted of criminal solicitation of a minor and had to registered as a sex offender because of an incident that happened between him and his neighbor’s 10-year-old daughter last fall.
According to the girl’s father, Chris Smith, his daughter was playing with Marlowe’s cat by the chain link fence that separates their yards. Smith’s daughter says that Marlowe was standing on his side of the fence when he asked her about her bra size. She says Marlowe then said he wanted to rub lotion on her, exposed himself, and leaned over the fence to try and kiss her. After the girl went inside and told her father what happened, Smith called police.
Marlowe was arrested a few days later and charged with committing a lewd act on a minor. At his probation hearing, Marlowe was ordered to wear an ankle bracelet and not to go within a mile of the neighborhood.…Continue Reading
Portland, Ore. – A registered sex offender was arrested the other day after he tried to sexually assault a 10-year-old boy in a Wendy’s bathroom and stabbed the child several times when he fought back.
Police say on Sunday, 49-year-old Adam Lee Brown stood outside a Wendy’s bathroom door and forced a 10-year-old boy inside. After locking the door behind him, Brown allegedly attempted to sexually assault the boy. When the boy fought back, Brown stabbed him several times with a knife.
Before I go on, here’s a little background on Brown.
He’s a registered sex offender who served 11 years in prison for molesting at least nine children in 1992. The HIV-positive preacher’s son would force his victims into silence by threatening them with knives, scissors and matches. In some cases he would rely on the oldest trick in the book by warning them that Satan would come if they didn’t do what he wanted.
In 1993, Brown was convicted of three counts of first-degree sodomy after pleading no contest to lesser charges–prosecutors tried to charge him with murder because he knew he was possibly infecting children with HIV. A real piece of shit, right?…Continue Reading
Pittsfield, MA — Charlie Price, a Level III sex offender, pleaded guilty to a single count of disturbing the peace earlier this week after he was accused of groping and licking a cardboard cutout on display at a Rite-Aid pharmacy over the weekend.
According to the police report, an allegedly intoxicated Price entered the store at about 5:00 Saturday evening, “grabbed hold of the sunglass display, hugged it tightly and then began to lick and kiss the face of the female party on the display.”
The alleged tonguing apparently lasted for about a minute and promptly ended when Price fell to the floor.
Police say that when Price was back on his feet, he began yelling and screaming. My guess…papercut. Anywho, Price’s bizarre behavior apparently scared a few customers in the store, who police said were “actively” trying to make themselves scarce. They should have been “actively” hitting the record buttons on their cellphones.
In 1991, Price was convicted of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Last year, he was convicted of open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior.…Continue Reading
Around 9am on Monday, 37-year-old Alexander Robles was outside the Jewish Community Center in Hartford with silver paint on his face. Allegedly, he was knocking on car windows, pulling door handles and yelling at people. Other witnesses say he was standing with his pants pulled down. Police found him with two cans of spray paint in a plastic bag.
“He was not in a good frame of mind,” said Lt Jeremy Clark, which is funny to me since, when I get high on paint, I generally carry on an aggressive yet civil debate on the intricacies of global politics while baking scones as part of my volunteer work with the elderly.
A nearby daycare was put on lock-down since they hadn’t booked ‘Skippy the Pickle-Swinging Clown’ that day. Robles told arresting officers he didn’t know how he ended up in the parking lot and was simply trying to ask for a ride.…Continue Reading
Oakville, WA — No, that’s not a picture of Robert De Niro on crack, it’s 61-year-old Ron Antonson – he’s under investigation for placing an ad in a newspaper saying he would like to be a “big brother” to someone’s 7- or 8-year-old daughter.
The ad, placed in the Centralia Chronicle, read: ”I’m 61 years old, I’m retired and would like to be a big brother to your 7 or 8 year old daughter. I like fishing, going to dinner, movies, bowling, etc. Call Ron.”
What? No long walks on the beach? WTF kind of personal ad is this?
Authorities are concerned because of Antonson’s criminal history – he was convicted of indecent liberties, possession of child pornography and public indecency in 1995. Because of the laws at the time of his conviction, Antonson has never been required to register as a sex offender.
The charges, he claims, were all just a big misunderstanding. When asked why he pleaded guilty to said charges, Antonson reportedly replied, “I couldn’t prove myself, they took the word of a 10-year-old boy.”
When asked why he placed the ad, Antonson said he’s always wanted a daughter.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ — Edward Hartley, who has been convicted of at least six prior sex crimes including rape, reportedly saw two girls – ages 13 and 14 – at a downtown Phoenix bus stop. Court records say that Hartley approached them and initiated a conversation. The two girls told Hartley that they were runaways. He offered the girls a ride.
Court accounts say that Hartley drove the two girls to a Phoenix Days Inn motel and arranged for a room. He then reportedly offered them $400 for sex. To make his proposal seem even more attractive, apparently, court documents describe Hartley pulling out his penis to assure them that it was ‘too small to hurt them.’
Police say the teens agreed. By that, I mean agreed to the $400…
Police say they each admitted to having sex with Hartley while all three were in the motel room bed. Hartley then reportedly gave the girls four counterfeit $100 bills and told them that he would pay the motel for them to keep the room for the next two weeks.…Continue Reading
Witnesses and alleged victims – three related girls between the ages of 12 and 16 – told an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy that Velasquez was in the wave pool and that, as the waves approached, Velasquez had either kissed their buttocks, pulled their swimsuits down or punched them in their private parts.
One of the girls reportedly told the deputy that she was punched in her genital area so hard it caused a “burning sensation.”
Still trying to get my brain wrapped around this one… Nope.
Once a Disney employee was made aware of the incident, Velasquez was quickly removed from the pool. Velasquez was escorted to the park office, where he was interviewed by a deputy. Velasquez’s wife, who was also at the park, went with him.
Deputies issued Velasquez a trespass warning for all of Disney properties and took him to jail.…Continue Reading
New Jersey – Here’s a classic example of why some of us get a bit worried whenever laws named after children are passed. Two New Jersey teens were 14-years-old when they sat on the faces of 11-year-old and 12-year-old schoolmates, with their naked asses. Why? Because they are 14 and stupid. But because of Megan’s Law, these two teens will have to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.
One of the boys went to trial and the judge found him guilty of criminal sexual contact. The law states an act is criminal sexual contact if it’s done for sexual gratification or to degrade or humiliate the victim and the judge felt the kid’s actions fit the bill. It probably didn’t help that at least one of the victims may have been unintentionally teabagged.
Because of the conviction and Megan’s Law, the boy will have to registered as a sex offender and will have to notify police of changes of address or employment for the rest of his life.…Continue Reading
Milwaukie, OR – Thomas Lee Benson, a registered sex offender, was arrested Friday after police say he dressed as a woman in order to enter the girl’s changing room at the North Clackamas Aquatic Park. Deputies say Benson was also seen engaging in conversation with several young children at the busy center.
Tayo Cotton, a 26-year-old man who was supervising a summer field trip at the pool, told deputies that he and a co-worker saw a bikini-clad Benson walking in and out of the locker room and knew something was “off”. Not only was the not-so-feminine-looking Benson rockin’ a teeny bikini, he was also wearing lipstick and eyeliner.
“You could tell he was wearing makeup,” Cotton said. “He tried to make himself look really feminine.”
The next time Cotton spotted Benson, the perv was walking out of the men’s changing room, dressed in a tank top and shorts. As Cotton approached Benson to find out what was up, Benson took off running. Cotton was right on his heels.
Cotton told police he saw Benson try to open several car doors during the foot chase, and that Benson eventually found a vehicle with an unlocked door and opened it, scaring the beejesus out of the woman sitting inside.…Continue Reading
Palmerton, PA — Timothy Shelly, a registered sex offender, pleaded guilty in court Thursday to four counts of indecent exposure. The man obviously can’t keep it in his pants – police say has admitted to exposing himself nearly 100 times in area stores.
On September 11, police received a report of a man exposing himself at a K-Mart store. The store security guard told police the man had followed a young girl though the store, exposed himself to her and may have touched her.
When the 10-year-old victim was interviewed, she told police she was looking at birthday cards when the man approached her with his package out. The girl said she tried to move away from him, but he followed her and bumped against her. She ran to her mother and security was alerted.
Shelly reportedly told police he goes to a store such as K-Mart or Target, finds a girl he likes and exposes himself. He said he sometimes brushes against ‘em. He didn’t remember if he actually touched the 10-year-old, but said he probably did.…Continue Reading
Chicago, IL – Convicted sex offender Tyrone Hill, 37, was arrested Saturday morning after he attemped to abduct a 2-year-old boy at Chicago’s North Avenue Beach. The boy’s father pulled his son to safety and notified police, who caught Hill before he was able to leave.
Armando Uvalle said Hill’s attempted abduction of his 2-year-old son, Isaiah, happened ‘in an instant’ and while his son was next to him. Uvalle told news reporters that Hill “just came out of nowhere and grabbed my kid.”
Uvalle said he pulled his son away and the man walked away. Uvalle said the whole process took seconds.
The father said he immediately went to an officer on beach patrol and explained what happened. That officer then put a flash message out via police computer, alerting all officers nearby with the description of the suspect: an African-American man carrying several bags, wearing a black shirt with a white logo and black pants.
Two other officers assigned to beach duty reportedly heard the alert on the radio and saw the man matching the description nearby.…Continue Reading
Syracuse, NY — Tommy Lee Baker, a Level III sex offender, is back behind bars after police say he lured a 9-year-old girl out of her bedroom window and into his home early Monday morning.
The girl’s mother told police she put the kid to bed at about 9:00 p.m. the previous evening. When she peeked into the room to check on her at about 2:00 a.m., the kid was gone. The woman called 911 after noticing that the bedroom window and screen were open.
During their investigation, police learned that Baker had visited the family Sunday evening and soon determined that he is a Level III sex offender. When deputies confronted Baker at his residence, he denied any knowledge of the girl. However, police knew that he had been seen in the presence of a young girl some time after 10 p.m.
Baker’s home was searched and the girl was found in his bedroom. She was transported to an area hospital for medical evaluation.
Police say Baker lured the child out of the bedroom window and tricked her into leaving with him.…Continue Reading
A police officer investigating a vacant rental car parked near in a beach parking lot heard a gunshot moments after his arrival. At a nearby picnic bench, the officer found (what was left of) 60 year-old Jerry Wayne Steele. Steele had shot himself in the head and died as a result.
Just hours prior to this, Steele had allegedly showed up at the trailer home Ashley Volore shared with her 14 year-old daughter, and shot both of them in the head. He then fled the residence he had driven some 400 miles to get to, a trailer the pair had moved to in hopes of never having to see Steele again.
On Monday, prosecutors and Steele’s attorney had reached a settlement related to 7 felony counts against him involving molestation of the girl over a 4 year period. The abuse came to light only after Steele held a razor to the girl’s throat, which scared her enough to call her father and spill the beans.…Continue Reading