Tuesday, July 7, 2009

David Schreiber Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation of Minor & Bestiality


A Klemme man is convicted and sentenced for sexual exploitation of a minor and conspiracy to commit bestiality.

David Eugene Schreiber, 37, is sentenced to serve 4 years for the 2 aggravated misdemeanors.

The prison time is being suspended; instead he will serve 2 years probation and is being ordered to get mental help.

Schreiber is also not allowed to have contact with his ex-wife, Beth Schreiber, who was convicted of having sex with dogs.

Prosecutors said that he videotaped the act.

They discovered it after serving a search warrant at his home in May of 2008 while looking for evidence of child pornography.

David Schreiber also not allowed have internet access, text messaging, a digital camera or pets.

Beth Schreiber was sentenced last month to a 30 day suspended jail sentence, 1 year of probation and she was also ordered to get some mental health treatment.

Daniel Hendrix & Brandon Thompson Arrested for Possessing of Child Porn

Two Fortuna men were arrested on suspicion of possessing and manufacturing drugs, while one was also suspected of possessing child pornography.

The Fortuna Police Department served a search warrant Thursday at a residence in the 900 block of Park Heights Court, leading to the arrest of Daniel Jason Rivera Hendrix, 31, and Brandon Garrett Thompson, 24, according to a press release.

The release stated officers found a marijuana garden, 112 tablets of ecstasy, psilocybin mushrooms, a marijuana hash laboratory, an AR-15 assault rifle, suspected child pornography and items possibly associated with the sexual exploitation of a child.

Hendrix was arrested on suspicion of renting a room for unlawful manufacture and storage of a controlled substance, unauthorized possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to make phencyclidine or PCP, possession of child pornography and illegally possessing a firearm.

Thompson was arrested on suspicion of renting a room for unlawful manufacture and storage of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to make PCP.

Carlos Witherington Arrested for Child Porn

A 43-year-old Belvidere man has been indicted on 53 counts of Aggravated Child Pornography.

Carlos L. Witherington is accused of possessing pictures of children under the age of 13 engaging in sexual activity.

Witherington is also accused of having videos of children under the age of 13 engaging in sexual conduct with him.

His next court date is set for July 10.

Police are looking for more information on this case. If you can help, call the Belvidere Police Department at 544-2135 or Crimestoppers a 547-7867.

Todd Harry Toms Jr Arrested for Sexual Exploitation

Police are working to identify children featured in a series of pornographic images they reportedly found on a Phoenix man's computer Tuesday morning.

Following a two-month investigation, 25-year-old Todd Harry Toms, Jr. was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexual exploitation in connection with the images, police said.

Police found the pictures after serving a search warrant at the home where Toms lived, near Bell Road and 29th Avenue, around 6 a.m., according to police spokesman Officer James Holmes.

Inside the home, officers found multiple computers they suspect Toms was using to receive and distribute child pornography, possibly to specific Web sites, Holmes said.

As of late Tuesday morning, police hadn't been able to identify any of the children shown in the images. Toms did not appear in any of the images with the children, Holmes said.
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Registered Sex Offender Faces Charges of Child Porn

A registered sex offender faces child pornography charges after investigators working on another case found child pornography inside the man’s home.

Meridian Township police released few details about the case. They did not identify the man because he has not been formally charged.

The Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case, Sgt. Lana Howell said today in a news release. The man could be arraigned Wednesday.

The man was being investigated after he was identified as providing alcohol and pornography to minors during a Fourth of July party at an Okemos hotel, Howell said.

A search of his home resulted in the discovery of child pornography, Howell said.

He is being held at the Ingham County Jail, she said.

David Frank Lane Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges


A DNA match with a man from Salem led detectives on Monday to the man who sexually assaulted a woman in 2005, deputies said.

David Frank Lane, 39, was arrested on sex abuse charges after his DNA was matched to a 2005 sexual assault when evidence was run through a periodic check, Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller said.

In April 2005, a woman answered a knock at her door to find a man who claimed to be an employee of her satellite TV service provider, Mueller said. Once he got inside, the man hit the victim in the head and threatened her with a gun before he sexually assaulted her.

DNA evidence was recovered from the scene and submitted to the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory but it didn't match anything in the files, Mueller said.

The DNA profile was periodically checked through state and national databases and during one of those checks in June it matched with Lane, Mueller said.

Lane had been entered into the database after a September 2008 conviction for encouraging child sexual abuse. He was arrested Monday when he went to meet with his probation officer at the Marion County Sheriff's Office on charges of unlawful sexual penetration, sexual abuse, attempted sodomy, burglary and menacing.

Robert Pratt Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Boy

"It struck me as this is something you would see in a movie or on television and yet it was here in Bennington," Bennington County Prosecutor Erica Marthage said.

Marthage says she was skeptical when police told her they had evidence that Robert Pratt, 37, of Bennington, had repeatedly sexually assaulted and physically abused a boy in his care for six years.

The police say the boy was victimized between the ages of 10 and 16 while he lived with Pratt in an apartment building in Bennington.

Marthage says the evidence confirmed a horror story about how the boy was tortured.

"I definitely would call this torture," Marthage said. "He was locked in his room... He was kept without food and water and denied access to bathroom facilities, repeatedly abused."

Pratt has reportedly admitted some of the allegations to police. Investigators say Pratt told them the boy agreed to the sexual activity. The police did not buy it. Pratt was arrested and jailed at the state prison in Rutland.

Tuesday he was still in the prison when he was arraigned in Bennington on a half dozen charges at the district Court in Bennington via interactive video. He pled innocent to all the charges that included repeated sexual assaults on the child in his care, kidnapping, and domestic assault with a firearm.

Police say they only learned about the crimes after the boy-- now 17-- reported them for the first time to his mother and a counselor in recent weeks.

The prosecutor was shocked it took so long.

"You know he lived in a complex while this was happening with very close neighbors," Marthage said. "What were those people thinking was going on? What were his teachers thinking was going on? He had attended school."

During the six years of alleged abuse, prosecutors say the boy was not living with his mother and she was unaware of any abuse.

The judge granted the prosecutor's request that Pratt be held without bail on the charges that carry a potential maximum sentence of life behind bars plus 72 years.
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Raul Jesus Mendoza Sentenced for Rape of 12-year-old

A Greeley man with a juvenile history of sexual assaults will spend the next 10 years to life in prison for the rape of a 12-year-old girl last summer.

Raul Jesus Mendoza, now 20, was listed as a sex offender before the July 2008 incident. He was arrested, and subsequently convicted of taking a 12-year-old into his west Greeley apartment and raping her.

The Weld District Attorney's office reports Mendoza is in the United States illegally, and he will serve his prison sentence before being deported. Iin April, a Weld District Court jury found him guilty at trial of sexual assault on a child causing bodily injury and sexual assault, overcoming a victim's will.

The girl last summer told her parents two days after the incident that Mendoza lured her into his apartment, then raped her. The 12-year-old and her sister were at the apartment complex to visit a friend, the warrant stated, when Mendoza took the girl into a bedroom, removed her clothes and raped her. Mendoza also was visiting the apartment, but he lives in another building of the complex.

Nathan Eyberg Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Porn

A Columbia man faces five to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty yesterday to possession of child pornography in a case investigated by the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force.

Nathan Eyberg, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography in front of Boone County Circuit Judge Gene Hamilton. Prosecutors dropped one count of promotion of child pornography.

Hamilton scheduled sentencing for Aug. 24. Boone County Assistant Prosecutor Merilee Crockett said she would recommend concurrent 10-year sentences and oppose probation.

Eyberg yesterday admitted possessing more than 20 photographs and at least two videos of pornography depicting children younger than 14.

Eyberg allegedly offered 63 files of child pornography through a file-sharing program from a computer in Columbia, prompting the task force’s investigation.

Detectives seized his computer during an Oct. 24 search and found “several thousand” images and videos depicting the sexual molestation of children as young as 3, according to court documents.

Noah Fulton Jackson Charged with Sexually Assaulting 2 Teens

A registered sex offender remains in Harrison County Jail on charges of sexually assaulting two local teenagers.

Noah Fulton Jackson, 21, of 360 Marion County Road 3103, Jefferson, was arrested at approximately 9:45 p.m. Sunday by the Marshall Police Department, said Detective Sonya L. Johnson, public information officer.

Jackson appeared Monday before Precinct 4, Place 2 Justice of the Peace Nancy George, who set his bail at $50,000, said a spokesperson for the bonds division of the sheriff's office.

District Attorney Joe Black said the girls, 15 and 17 years of age, are residents of East Texas Open Door.

He said the matter came to the attention of police when a worker at the shelter for troubled female youth, who also works part-time at Wal-Mart Super Center, "ran into the girls" at the store.

"The story now is that they voluntarily engaged in sex in the woods behind Wal-Mart," Black added.

The 17-year-old said immediately that she had sex with Jackson, but the 15-year-old originally said she had been sexually assaulted.

"The little girl lied about her age," Black said Monday afternoon. "She told him she was 19 and she now says the sex was consensual."

The DA said the girl told the shelter worker she had been raped as a reason for not being at East Texas Open Door.

Law dictates, however, that a 15-year-old may not give consent for sex.

"The fact is that he is a sex offender," Black said, "and I'm not going to release him. I'll present the case to the grand jury and let them decide."

Texas Department of Public Safety's sex offender list indicates Jackson first registered with Texas Youth Commission in January 2005. He last registered with Marion County Sheriff's Office in December 2008.

It shows Jackson's place of employment as Sonic Drive-in in Atlanta.

The disposition date of the earlier crimes against Jackson was April 16, 2001, and lists his victims as a 10-year-old female and a 15-year-old female. Jackson would have been 14 years old in 2001.

The DPS list indicates Jackson as having served three years and six months and being placed on "juvenile probation" for two counts of indecency with a child, sexual contact.

Supreme Court Rules Police Didn't Need Warrant

Clifton police did not need a warrant to search the apartment of Anthony Bogan, after a 14 year-old girl alleged he had sexually molested her, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled today.

The unanimous decision said because a 12 year-old boy was in the apartment with Bogan, 31, police had "an immediate duty to ensure his safety," and were justified in their actions.

"The police had an obligation not only to determine who was caring for Wally, but also to enter the apartment for the limited purpose of ensuring that neither Wally nor any other child was in harm's way," Justice Barry Albin wrote for the court. Both names of the minors involved in the case were changed by the court to protect their identity.

Bogan, a "family friend" of the 14 year-old girl, picked her up one morning and offered to give her a ride to school, said the decision.

"Anthony Bogan instead took her to an apartment where he sexually molested her," the justices said.

A trial court previously convicted Bogan in 2005 of luring or enticing a child, criminal sexual contact and hindering apprehension, sentencing him to eight years in prison. But a state appeals court later overturned the charges, saying the police had conducted an illegal search of his Clifton apartment, and sent Bogan back to trial.

Public Defender Yvonne Smith Segars, whose office participated in the case, said children should be protected from offenders but not at the expense of residents' rights, when searching or entering a home without a warrant.

"It must be exercised carefully to balance the competing needs of protecting children and preserving our Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure," said Segars. "This case teeters closely on the edge."

The same morning Bogan molested the girl, she was found crying on the sidewalk by a receptionist at Passaic Mill Work, in Passaic, who helped her report the crime to the police, according to court documents. Through the girl's description of Bogan's apartment and car, Clifton police officers were able to locate it, according to the decision.

The decision said the officers became concerned when they heard an adult's voice coming from the apartment but the door, when opened, was answered by a boy.

Rachel Goemaat, a spokeswoman for the Attorney General's office, said "the Court correctly upheld the propriety of the officer's simple act of entering the apartment" because the police officers had reason to believe "a child who appeared to be home alone on a school day" was in an apartment where a crime had just occurred.

The state's highest court reversed the lower court's ruling and reinstated Bogan's conviction. Bogan was released form Passaic County Jail in November 2008, said Passaic County Sheriff's Department spokesman, Bill Maer.

Additional Charged filed Against Barry Leonard Brown

Florence County Sheriff’s Office investigators have filed an additional charge against a Florence man already facing a charge of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to a release from the department.

Barry Leonard Brown, initially arrested June 27 on a family court bench warrant, has now been charged with criminal sexual conduct, first degree, with a minor under the age of 11 years.

According to the release, Brown, 34, of 3639 E . Palmetto St . , Lot-14, Florence, is “alleged to have engaged in the sexual battery of a minor entrusted to his care over a period of time.”

The previous charge alleges Brown “possessed multiple files on his personal computer containing video and still photographic images of children performing various sex acts.”

Brown, already in custody at the Florence County Detention Center, remains detained there waiting for bond to be set on the most recent charge.

Moroccan Government Making New Efforts to Combat Sexual Assault Against Children

The Moroccan government is making new efforts to combat sexual assault against children. On the heels of a recent report on child abuse by the association "Touche pas à mon enfant" (Don't Touch My Child), the Ministry of Social Development, Family, and Solidarity is working with child protection and advocacy groups to come up with a common strategy to prevent the spread of the phenomenon.

The "Touche pas à mon enfant" report, issued May 19th, counts 306 reported cases of paedophilia across Morocco. Association President Najat Anwar said the figure points to an "alarming spread", claiming it constitutes an increase of 536% over previous years.

Anwar also suggested that sexual abuse has become "structural", due to an overlap between the tourism industry that is vital to the Moroccan economy and "related networks and criminal organisations that have made a business out of child prostitution".

Officials from the Ministry of Social Development, Family, and Solidarity met with civil society groups on June 29th to exchange ideas on how best to address the issue.

"The national policy for the protection of children depends on a joint vision between the different sides in order to create a suitable environment for the protection of childhood," said Family and Solidarity Minister Nouzha Skelli at the meeting.

She also stressed the importance of creating a "tracking cell" to oversee the implementation of the strategy and identify new directions as needed.

"The cell can [also] prepare a guide on the procedures for taking care of children who have been victims of sexual abuse," she said.

Civil society groups offered other contributions. "During the meeting, we presented several proposals... such as observance of some legal rules that are not applied in courts," Najia Adib, president of Moroccan NGO "Touche pas à mes enfants" (Don't Touch My Children), told Magharebia. "Victims don't have to attend public court hearings, which we deem another sort of violence."

She added: "We have also called for exempting the victims from paying a court fee estimated at 500 dirhams, and from paying the medical experts' fees prescribed by the court."

Another demand is the acceleration of the judicial process; there are some cases still awaiting resolution after five years.

Experts also requested that judges specialising in children's' issues be appointed, and that victims' defence attorneys be permitted to attend investigation hearings. Current law only allows the accused, his lawyer, and the victim to attend such hearings.

Adib also called for compulsory sexual education in schools, to teach children to identify suspicious treatment or behaviour.

Said Al Raji of the National Observatory for Children's Rights told Magharebia that incidents of sexual abuse are likely not increasing. Instead, he suggested that awareness and reporting are becoming more common.

"In the past, the issue was taboo," he said. "Now, people have become more aware about their rights, and the number of legal actions has increased, which gives the impression that there is an increase in the number of cases."

Khadija Al-Riyadi, President of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights, advocates stricter penalties for offenders.

"In addition, we must raise and prepare children not to be victims of violence," she told Magharebia. "We also need to shed light on the phenomenon of incest."