March 31, 2009

Emmett Eugene Giddiens charged with child sexual assault

Emmett Giddiens

Jackson County Floridan

March 31, 2009

A Washington County man accused of sex crimes against a child was arrested late last week in an ongoing investigation. The suspect has since made bail to await further action in the case, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Emmett Eugene Giddiens, 37, was initially being held in the Washington County jail on $150,000 bond but has since posted 10 percent of the total to achieve his release.

He is charged with one count of sexual assault by a custodian upon a victim 12 years of age or under, and and one count of committing a lewd or lascivious act upon a child under the age of 12.

Authorities say county investigators and the Department of Children and Families opened the case March 15 based on information alleging inappropriate sexual contact by Giddiens.

The investigation remains open and additional charges may be pending, authorities said.

Sex offender Justin L. McGee will be released April 14

The Daily News (Rhinelander, WI)

March 31, 2009

The Eagle River Police Department is advising residents about the pending release of a sex offender to the community.

According to Eagle River Police Chief Mark Vander Bloomen, Justin L. McGee is scheduled to be released from the Wisconsin state prison system April 14 and is expected to return to the community.

McGee, 22, was convicted of second degree sexual assault of a child on March 7, 2006. The conviction stemmed from a charge of having sexual intercourse with a child. According to Vander Bloomen, McGee also has a history if inappropriate sexual contact with young female acquaintances.

Once back in the community, McGee will be supervised by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. He will be placed in the Intensive Supervision Program and be subject to electronic monitoring.

McGee is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

March 12, 2009

Registered Sex Offender Bradley Combs Guilty Again

By Scott Sarvay, WISE33

March 12, 2009

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A jury found a registered sex offender guilty of child molesting. 47-year-old Bradley Combs of Decatur was charged with fondling his young step-daughter while giving her baths between June of 2004 and April of 2005.

Police say Combs then paid her not to tell her mother. This conviction makes Combs a "repeat sexual offender." He faces up to 18-years behind bars.

Registered sex offender Ramsay Munden found half-naked outside elementary school


March 12, 2009

SPOKANE, Wash. - Police have arrested a registered sex offender after they say he was witnessed masturbating outside of an elementary school. Police were called to Holmes Elementary around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon after a woman, who lives near the school, called them and said there was a man sitting in a truck with no pants on.

The man noticed that police were arriving on scene and left the area in his truck, eventually parking in the area of Indiana and Hemlock in west central Spokane. When police approached 57-year-old Ramsay Munden, they confirmed that he was not wearing any pants and took him into custody.

Police say Munden is a registered level one sex offender and is on the Washington Department of Corrections watch list.

March 11, 2009

Dale Becht gets four years in prison for molesting

By MATT THACKER, News and Tribune (Indiana)

March 11, 2009

A 35-year-old man was sentenced to four years in prison and four years probation for child molesting in Clarksville, as the victim's mother spoke out about the pain he caused.

Earlier this year, Dale Loren Becht pleaded guilty to two counts of class C felony child molesting. Eleven counts of the same offense were dismissed by the state. On Tuesday, Becht was sentenced to four years in prison on each count as outlined in the plea agreement. Both counts will run concurrently, meaning it will result in no extra jail time.

The mother of the victim said she wished the sentence was longer, but agreed to the deal because she was afraid of losing the trial.

"I will never forgive you ever," she wrote in a letter to Becht, which she read aloud in court. "I hope you rot in jail."

According to a probable-cause affidavit, Becht molested a female family member from 2000 until 2006 at a home along Parkwood Drive in Clarksville.

The mother of the victim said her daughter has received treatment for depression and suicidal thoughts. She read a letter her daughter wrote. The victim, who is now in high school, wrote that she fears Becht will hurt her again when he is released from prison.

"If it was up to me, I'd make you spend your whole life in [prison], so you'd know what it feels like to not have a life," the victim wrote in the letter.

Becht was charged in August after the victim came forward once she heard that Becht had been punished for a similar offense in Floyd County.

In September 2007, Becht was sentenced to six months in the Floyd County Jail and one year suspension for sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl. That incident occurred along Paoli Pike in Floyds Knobs.

Becht's attorney said his client regrets his actions.

"Dale continues to express remorse for his actions," said Becht's attorney, William Gray. "His pleading guilty speaks volumes about his willingness to turn his life around."

Although the molestation in Clarksville took place prior to the offense in Floyds Knobs, the Floyd County prosecutor's office is still seeking to revoke Becht's probation. He was charged in Clark County while still serving his probation in Floyd County on the sexual misconduct charge. Gray said his client will be moved to the Floyd County Jail to deal with the revocation case.

March 9, 2009

Wrestling coach Alain Cupas gets 30 years for molesting teen

March 9, 2009


A former Everglades High wrestling coach was sentenced to 30 years in state prison Monday for sexually molesting a teenage girl at the school in 2007. Alain Cupas, 30, wept and put his head in his hands as Broward Judge Susan Lebow told him his fate.

Moments before, Cupas insisted he didn't do it and asked God to forgive the victim "for putting an innocent man in jail." "I would never do anything to hurt anybody," he said. "I've been the victim of a horrible, horrible crime here."

The girl, now 17, sat quietly shaking her head "no" as Cupas spoke.

Cupas, who was a security guard at the Miramar school by day, was convicted of three counts of lewd and lascivious conduct. Cupas claimed he was convicted on scant evidence. The jury disagreed, deciding he was guilty last month in less than an hour. Cupas, who was already in custody, will do his time at Florida State Prison. Lebow told Cupas he has 30 days to file an appeal.

March 6, 2009

Police Warn Of Sex Offender's Release; Thomas Degraff Did Not Comply With Treatment


March 6, 2009

RUTLAND, Vt. - Vermont State Police are warning the public that a high risk sex offender is being released from jail soon and that he will not be supervised.

Thomas Degraff, 45, of Whitehall, N.Y., is being released from jail March 9 after serving a maximum sentence for multiple counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, according to Vermont State Police. He will be living in the Whitehall area, but also has ties to Proctor, Vt., and may frequent that area as well, police said.

Degraff has been designated a high risk sex offender by the Vermont Department of Corrections and police said they are informing the public of his release for "general public safety concerns." Degraff will not be under any type of supervision since he has completed his maximum sentence, police said. He has not complied with sex offender treatment requirements, police said.

Degraff is described as a white man, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 220 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes. More information is available on Degraff by logging on to the Vermont and New York sex offender registries.

March 3, 2009

Wesley Jarbath, 51, impregnates 14-year old

News 12, West Palm Beach, FL

March 3, 2009

51-year old Wesley Jarbath of Lake Park has been charged with three counts of sexual battery of a child and one count of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation after a DNA test confirmed that a 14-year old girl gave birth to his child.

The girl, now 15, was brave enough to tell police that Jarbath began molesting her when she was just 8 years old and had sex with her at least three times. Jarbath was booked Monday into the Palm Beach County Jail and is expected to have a bail hearing Tuesday.

Soccer volunteer Pedro Carbajal jailed for alleged sexual assault

Bay City News Service,

March 3, 2009

A Mountain View, CA man who runs a soccer club for boys remained in Santa Clara County jail Tuesday in lieu of $2 million bail for allegedly molesting three young girls, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.

Pedro Carbajal, 33, was arrested at his work in Palo Alto on Friday and has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, lewd or lascivious acts on a child by force, violence, duress, menace and fear, and two counts of lewd or lascivious acts on a child under 14, district attorney's office spokeswoman Amy Cornell said.

Carbajal is suspected of molesting three girls ages 7 to 9 between October 1996 and October 1999, according to the district attorney's office.

Detectives began investigating Carbajal on Feb. 19 after receiving a phone call from a person one of the alleged victims had confided in, police said.

Carbajal runs a soccer club for boys based out of Rengstorff Park in Mountain View and, in spring 2008, the Mountain View Police Activities League partnered with Carbajal and sponsored his all-boys club, police said.

He became a volunteer for the police activities league program and in the summer of 2008 his team represented the league in a statewide soccer tournament.

Police said there are no allegations of misconduct between Carbajal and the players he coached.

Mountain View police have terminated Carbajal as a volunteer and are notifying parents of youth involved in the police activities league of the arrest, police said.

Carbajal is scheduled to appear in court to enter a plea March 11.

March 2, 2009

David Benson arrested on lewd and lascivious charges

WWSB ABC 7 Florida

March 2, 2009

SARASOTA, FL - A Sarasota man has been picked up in Orlando on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation.

Sarasota Police received a tip last week that 66-year-old David Benson had inappropriate contact with a teen in Homosassa. The girl visits Sarasota and is known to the suspect. The molestation occurred during two different times, according to a report.

Police got a tip that Benson may flee to England, and with the help of the U.S. Air Marshalls he was arrested at Orlando International Airport. When Benson is returned to Sarasota, he faces charges of lewd and lascivious molestation, lewd battery and sexual battery. He is in the Orange County Jail.