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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Jury slams Baca, deputies for slamming jailed molester

Oct 18th, 2013 | By
LA Sheriff Lee Baca may have to write a personal check for 100k to a a convicted child molester.
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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

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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

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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

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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

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Special place in Hell: Mesinas, party of one!

Aug 27th, 2013 | By
Correctional officers are charged with protecting offenders like Carlos Guadalupe Mesinas.  When inmates assault inmates, it means the system failed.  It is, after all, an imperfect system.
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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