One more reason to remain standing in SF (Updated)

Apr 21st, 2014 | By
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In one of those Only-In-San-Francisco stories a man has been acquitted of having sex with a BART train seat in San Francisco. Leslie Bailey, 28, was arrested on May 8 and charged with indecent exposure.  He was allegedly on his knees humping the seat next to the drivers cab at the front of the train and was observed by the train operator.  After that little scene he rolled over on his back, began waving his flag vigorously while smoking a crack pipe. However, it appears that being cranked out of your mind and off your psych meds in San Francisco is enough to beat a

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“Tasting Game” Teacher Mark Berndt coming soon to CDCR

Nov 15th, 2013 | By
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Sexual ‘Tasting games’ teacher to plead no contest LINDA DEUTSCH | AP | Sacramento Bee LOS ANGELES — A once-respected former teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children in what he called “tasting games” is expected to plead no contest Friday to all the charges against him. Mark Berndt, 62, plans to enter the legal equivalent of guilty pleas to 23 charges and receive 25 years in prison, according to John Manly, an attorney who represents 30 of his Miramonte Elementary School students and their parents. Manly said Thursday that he was notified of the plea by prosecutors, who urged a plea deal because “they were concerned about re-traumatizing the children at trial.” He called the agreement, first reported by the Daily News of Los Angeles, a victory for his clients. “He’s going to jail essentially for the rest of his life,” Manly said. “You can’t ask for more than that…”



Cal PAL dialing in on his victim

Oct 30th, 2013 | By
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Most parolees when the skip have the decency to try to stay low profile.  One has been quite the opposite recently. Dennis Michael McKenzie, 58, cut off his GPS monitor and has been harassing the family of his 80-year old rape victim with threatening and obscene phone calls, according to a piece linked here from USA Today. According to Luis Patino, mouthpiece for CDCr, this sex offender cut off his monitor on October 1.  Since that time he has made at least 50 harassing phone calls to the victim’s family home in Southern California. McKenzie was convicted in 2006 and sentenced to 7 years.  He

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One Stanley Canadians do not hold up

Oct 24th, 2013 | By
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Michael Sean Stanley is an American citizen who was convicted of sexual offenses in Canada.  After being released with a GPS monitor, Stanley promptly cut the monitor off and crossed into the US.  He was allowed to come into the US legally and registered as a sex offender.  Canada elected to NOT attempt to extradite him. Less than four days after registering, he was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year old in an alley in Seattle. Stanley has a 25-year record in Canada, most recently for sexually abusing two mentally challenged boys.  He did 32 months for that one. Clicking here will link to a

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Realignment relief for serial sex offender

Oct 21st, 2013 | By
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XREF:  Sex offender parolee-at-large under arrest in Fresno Fresno State sex predator likely headed for short punishment KFSN-TV Fresno The repeat sex offender accused of inappropriately touching students at Fresno State may only have been on the streets because of AB-109. FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — The repeat sex offender accused of inappropriately touching students at Fresno State may only have been on the streets because of AB-109. Forty-nine-year-old Fidel Tafoya appeared in court Friday on misdemeanor sexual battery charges. Tafoya has been arrested for crimes on college campuses from Texas to California at least ten times. He’s never stayed in jail longer than three years.

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Randy parolee charged in Coke death

Oct 18th, 2013 | By
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An arrest has been made in the death of federal public defender investigator Sandra Coke.  They have charged the prime suspect, parolee sex offender Randy Alana, 56, in her murder.  Alana has been in custody on other charges since shortly before Coke’s body was found. Alana was seen on surveillance footage driving Coke’s car after she disappeared.  He was similarly seen fueling her car at a gas station. He had been busted for failing to charge his GPS monitor shortly before Coke’s disappearance, but was not kept in custody.  The suspect has 17 felony convictions on his record. Clicking here will link to a SFGATE

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Jury slams Baca, deputies for slamming jailed molester

Oct 18th, 2013 | By
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Metal flashlights OK as truncheons under his policy L.A. Sheriff Baca held liable for $100,000 in inmate abuse case By Abby Sewell and Robert Faturechi | Los Angeles Times A federal jury has found Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca personally liable in a case involving abuse of an inmate in the Men’s Central Jail, meaning the sheriff could be required to pay $100,000 out of pocket. It is the first time a jury has held Baca personally at fault in a deputy use-of-force case. Sheriff’s officials called the verdict a “huge mistake” and said they would appeal. Plaintiff Tyler Willis filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in October 2010 against L.A. County and several deputies and sheriff’s officials, alleging that deputies severely beat him in 2009 while he was a 23-year-old inmate awaiting trial on charges of lewd acts with a child. He was later convicted.



SB57 does a 180 on doffing sex offenders

Oct 15th, 2013 | By
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Governor Brown signed SB57 on Saturday.  This new law requires that sex offenders who remove their GPS ankle monitors be returned to custody for not less than 180 days. Clicking here will link to a LA Daily News piece on this story.  Thanks to Caroline for the link.



Best inmate rape under review in PA

Sep 13th, 2013 | By
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A bit over a month ago a female clerk-typist was allegedly raped by an inmate in a Pennsylvania prison.  The 24-year old victim was classified as a non-contact employee, one that did not have contact with inmates.  It didn’t work that way. It appears that Omar Best, 35, had been the subject of complaints by the victim in the past.  He  has an extensive history, including rape and assault.    The inmate was given access to the woman’s work place through an “error in security.”  Best was assigned to a trash collection crew at the time of the assault. The PA DOC is reviewing its work

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Weird Science nearly drives MSD off fiscal cliff

Sep 11th, 2013 | By
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The Moraga School District has agreed to pay $1.8 million to Jane Doe #3, a former student who accused a science teacher of abusing her and the district of ignoring her complaints. The district earlier paid out $2.85 million to another student, who identified herself as Kristen Cunnane, who accused the same teacher of abusing her when she was 12.  Ms. Cunnane, now an assistant head coach for the Cal Women’s swim team, decided to identify herself during the course of the proceedings. The principle bad actor, Daniel Witters, died in 1996 when he drove his car off a cliff.  He was never charged.  A

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Pro forma parolee porn prohibition properly pulled

Sep 10th, 2013 | By
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Nexus sexus? Blanket restriction barred by Court Banning parolee from strip clubs and porn could violate First Amendment, says appellate court Stephanie Francis Ward | American Bar Association Journal A restriction on viewing pornography and visiting strip clubs as a condition for parole infringed on an Alaska man’s constitutional rights, the Alaska Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. The matter involves Wassillie Johnston, 21, who pled guilty to third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. The incident happened in 2010, according to the Anchorage Daily News, and involved the then-18-year-old Johnston having “consensual” sex with a girl who was 14 years old.



Special place in Hell: Mesinas, party of one!

Aug 27th, 2013 | By
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Prosecutors say 11-year sentence for rape of disabled girl was too light By Andy Furillo | Sacramento Bee Sacramento prosecutors think the 11-year sentence a man received Monday for raping his severely disabled stepdaughter was too light, and they hope the case catches the attention of a lawmaker who might want to toughen future terms. Superior Court Judge Ben Davidian gave Carlos Guadalupe Mesinas every day of the maximum that was available to him, after Deputy District Attorney Amy Holliday explained why 11 years was as much as the law allows… Mesinas, 27, sat with his right hand shielding his face from media cameras during his sentencing hearing. Jurors convicted him July 22 on a three-count complaint related to the June 14, 2012, rape of the girl with cerebral palsy who cannot speak or walk. She was 14 years old at the time of the offense.



Parolee reveals secret Coke recipe

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By
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A tearful parolee asserted in a jailhouse interview that he and federal investigator Sandra Cook were going to marry.  Randy Alana, 56, claimed that he had an ongoing relationship with Cook, which she deliberately kept secret from her family due to his extensive criminal history. Alana, who has a history of kidnapping and sexual offenses, put on a good show.  Hell, it’s even possible he may find somebody to believe it.  He also admits to disliking her dog, which he referred to as LPD (little punk dog) but denies dog-napping the critter. Alana is being held on a parole violation and has not yet been

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MS child molester unhappy with life

Aug 21st, 2013 | By
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A Mississippi man just received a life sentence for the sexual battery of a four-year old. David Jamel McGowan, 25, of McComb (Miss) did not take it well.  He screamed, cursed and generally expressed unhappiness.  He also tried to kick a window out of a transport vehicle when they hauled his sorry ass away. His lawyer and friends asked for leniency because the slime is nice to his mother.  It didn’t work obviously. Clicking here will link to a SFGate piece on this story.  



Non-AB109 parolee’s attempted rape foiled

Aug 17th, 2013 | By
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A former guest of the state is facing serious charges in an episode of backsliding. Richard Henry Stine, 39, is currently in custody in LA County facing one count each of kidnapping to commit rape, assault with intent to commit rape, kidnapping to commit robbery and assault with intent to commit rape with a victim under 18.  He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday and is being held pending a $2,001,000 bail. Cops believe Stine crept up on his victim from behind as she walked down the street in Palmdale on August 2.  He shoved an object into her back,  which he said was

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AB109 rapes again

Aug 16th, 2013 | By
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Thomas Walker, 46, a transient sexual offender, has been identified as the suspect in one rape at knife point and another attempted sexual assault in Costa Mesa.  Walker is now a guest of Orange County in the local hospitality center, aka County Jail. Walker was arrested by the Santa Ana PD and charged with burglary and drug crimes on February 27.  This was just two weeks after the sexual assault, which took place as part of a home invasion. On January 27 Walker allegedly entered an apartment and attempted another sexual assault. Walker has a lengthy criminal history and was an AB109 realignment prison release.

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Shameless cable plug

Aug 6th, 2013 | By
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The CNN piece on sex offender mismanagement and realignment that was supposed to run a couple of weeks back is now scheduled for this evening (sorry for the lack of notice) at 5:40 pm and 8:40 pm, the end segment of Anderson Cooper.  It is supposed to be pretty decent, but I have not seen it. Well, it actually came on at 5:30 pm and ran for 15 minutes, so I am guessing the evening rerun will be 830 pm for 15 minutes (California times).



XXX-Chief slammed

Jul 27th, 2013 | By
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The former Chief Probation Officer of San Mateo County was convicted yesterday on two felony counts of possession of child pornography.  He told the jury that he had it related to his work.  They didn’t buy it. Stuart Forrest, 62, could get as much as 44 months in the slammer.  It could be worse I guess.  He tried to cut his own throat when the cops moved in to arrest him.  The prosecution was handled by the State AG and a visiting judge, to avoid any potential pitfalls. Forrest was put on paid leave on December 21 of last year and resigned ten days later.

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Reefer Madness, kidnap, and sex

Jul 26th, 2013 | By
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Two Lake County pot farmers are facing a gazillion years in prison if convicted of the kidnapping and sexual slavery of a 15-year old girl who was held for about two weeks on their property. Federal charges were filed against Ryan Alan Balletto, 30, who kidnapped the girl from LA in April.  He took her to rural property he owned in Lake County where he also had a stash of weapons and sexual bondage gear.  At that location Balletto and Patrick Steven Pearmain, 24, sexually abused the girl and on occasion locked her in a tool box.  Pearmain has also been charged and both men

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Serial rapist gains release

Jul 9th, 2013 | By
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A judge from Santa Clara County has just issued an order that will result in the conditional release of a man who has confessed to at least 25 rapes across the state. Christopher Evans Hubbart has been a guest of the state in various mental hospitals.  He was released from prison once in 1972, moved to the Bay Area and raped at least 15 more women within about two years.  He was again imprisoned, and released again on parole in 1990.  Shortly after that release he attempted yet another rape, in Santa Clara County.  He was convicted of false imprisonment and returned to prison. A

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3rd watch and investigators suspended at GA facility

Jul 4th, 2013 | By
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The complete regular night shift at the DeKalb County Dept. of Juvenile Justice lockup were suspended after the employees were braced about alleged violation of policy in the wake of a sexual assault complaint.  Three of the staff resigned, the other four are currently on suspension. The DJJ Commissioner, Avery Niles, also suspended 19 investigators and the former supervisor of the Office of Investigations. The GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigations) and the DOC are looking into the files of the numerous complaints of sexual misconduct at the facility as well as at other DJJ lockups. The rate of complaint of sexual victimization within the Georgia

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Orange jumpsuit fits Redlands teacher

Jul 3rd, 2013 | By
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Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, a Redlands high school teacher, is under arrest now for having a baby.  Of course, the fact that the father of her baby was one of her 16-year old students who she had been having sex with for about a year might have something to do with her legal trouble.  Life is hard.  It can be even harder when you make stupid decisions and engage in felony activity.



Michael Jackson Was A Serial Child Predator

Jul 1st, 2013 | By
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FBI files reportedly show the King of Pop sexually abused up to 24 young boys A former aide to private investigator Anthony Pellicano has told the British tabloid Sunday People that Michael Jackson hired Pellicano to find and keep his young victims and their parents from going to the cops.  To keep them quiet, Jackson had Pellicano shell out $35 million to the sexually abused children’s parents. According to the tabloid, it has seen ‘secret FBI files’ which show that the King of Pop abused up to 24 young boys.  Among those abused, Jackson was caught watching pornographic movies with one boy.  Another boy’s genitals

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Realignment and sex offenders on CNN (Updated)

Jun 28th, 2013 | By
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There is supposed to be a very interesting hour of Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN this coming Thursday.  It was originally designed to cover primarily sex offender issues in the formerly great state of California but will now (assuming my info is right) cover realignment as a broad general topic.  There are going to be one or two people on the show who actually know what the hell they are talking about so there is a real good possibility the show will be worth watching. (I believe that an investigative reporter named Drew Griffin will be the primary CNN face on this special.  It should

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Ex-USC Prof Bugger Bust

Jun 19th, 2013 | By
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Former USC Professor Walter Lee Williams, 64, a Fulbright award winner who received the USC General Education Outstanding Teacher Award in 2006, received another notable award – he was named one of the FBI’s most-wanted fugitives.  Unfortunately for the good professor, the FBI withdrew its award because he was busted Tuesday by Mexican cops in the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen. Williams had taught anthropology, gender studies and history at USC and was recognized for his work with gays, lesbians and transgenders.  Now the good professor is being recognized for having sex with young boys between the ages of 9 and 17. According to

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Vigilante Justice Mexican-Indian Style

Jun 14th, 2013 | By
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The Associated Press reports that Mexican police and the Chiapas state attorney general announced Wednesday that they are investigating how vendors obtained a video of three men being burned to death by a mob of Tzotzil Indians in southern Mexico. The mob caught three men dumping the body of an Indian woman they had raped.  The three rapist-murderers were beaten before they were burned alive, and it’s all on hot-selling video tapes.  A voice can be heard on the video saying, “Gasoline on everything!”  And one of the men can be seen begging for mercy before they were torched. The videos are being sold in

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Where’s Callahan when you need him?

Jun 13th, 2013 | By
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Insane, naked man assaults woman at BART station: SF’ers yawn as BART worker steps up Harry Callahan: Well, when an adult male is chasing a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard. That’s my policy. The Mayor:  Intent?   How did you establish that? Harry Callahan: When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher’s knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn’t out collecting for the Red Cross! BART Worker Hailed as Hero for Defending Woman Chased by Naked Man By Terry McSweeney | NBC Bay Area A video of a naked man running through a San Francisco BART station has gone viral. The man, [Yeiner Garizabalo] seen screaming and doing acrobatics at the 16th and Mission Street station, ran after a woman and pushed her to the floor. But there was another man captured in the video. And that man is now being hailed as

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Ambulatory turd found fit to stand trial

Jun 11th, 2013 | By
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Ray Salvador Coriell, 31, is by any reasonable definition not a nice man.  He stands accused of raping his own 7-year old daughter in July 2011 and leaving her in a field to die.  She fooled him and didn’t do so. His lawyer is trying to get him out of it based on mental impairment due to a stroke in 2003.  He is charged with 11 felonies including attempted murder, rape of a child and continuous sexual abuse of a child.  Please note his lawyer is not saying he didn’t do it. They hope to begin his trial at the end of October of this

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Notable bankruptcy looming in Stockton

Jun 6th, 2013 | By
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The Diocese of Stockton, which oversees the Catholic churches in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Calaveras counties is seriously considering filing bankruptcy in the wake of numerous successful lawsuits against it, mostly centering on defrocked priest Oliver O’Grady, who was for a while a guest of the state at DVI.  He now lives in his native Ireland. O’Grady admitted to molesting 25 children.  Thus far 22 victims have settled for a total of $18.7 million.  Father Michael Kelley, who had been a priest in Lockeford, left the country in the middle of a trial that claimed he raped an altar boy.  That claim resulted in

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Teacher exposed with child porn

Jun 5th, 2013 | By
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A school teacher at San Leandro (CA) High School was running a computerized slide show for his students when a nude photo of himself popped up on the screen.  He was smart enough (or maybe dumb enough) to promptly report the incident to school officials.  The incident, however, did result in a search of his computer, allegedly revealing child pornography. The news report said he had been charged, but not arrested, which I believe is backwards.  Never the less he is in deep kimchi. It just goes to show you, you should keep your private life and your work life somewhat separated, just on general

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12 hours out, commits two murders and rapes a 2-year old

May 28th, 2013 | By
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Jerry Andrew Active may be a truly exceptional slimeball.  He is under arrest, suspected of murdering an elderly couple and raping their 2-year old great-granddaughter less than 12 hours after he had been released from jail on an earlier probation violation. Active has been in and out of custody for years.  He is being held in lieu of $1.5 million bail and has been charged with murder, sexual abuse of a child and burglary. Clicking here will link to a very brief AP piece linked on the CorrectionsOne website. Clicking here will link to a more substantial Anchorage Daily News piece.



Rapist stuck in Lodi, again

May 22nd, 2013 | By
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A registered sex offender from Lodi is currently in the slammer on suspicion of the rape of a 13-year old girl. John Gance, 44, is believed to have raped the girl in a hotel on Cherokee Lane in Stockton.  He was arrested by Lodi PD, Stockton PD and U.S. Marshall’s Officer personnel on Monday.  Gance allegedly had some level of familiarity with the girl and lured her to the hotel room where he pulled a knife and raped her repeatedly through the night. He is currently being held pending $450,00 bail for suspicion of lewd acts with a minor, rape, sodomy, oral copulation and terrorist

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