David Allyn Dokich - Serial Child Rapist / High Risk Sex Offender

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Warrant discovered after suspect leaves

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Hemet police arrest a suspected sex offender, then must re-arrest him later.

The Press-Enterprise

A man arrested in Hemet on suspicion of exposing himself to school-age girls in a truck equipped with a police siren and lights was re-arrested late Thursday in Rialto.

The Rialto arrest stemmed from a warrant for Hector Gonzalez, a 22-year-old Bloomington resident, who was suspected of committing a similar offense in Fontana, Hemet police said Friday.

Gonzalez was taken into custody at his home by Rialto police on suspicion of offenses including child molestation, annoying children and exposing himself, Hemet police Cpl. James Waters said. Rialto police officials could not be reached Friday.

Click here to read the complete story.

Does Public Safety Depend On Political Pressure?

By Senator Bob Dutton - District 31

It is an unfortunate fact that, it takes a heinous act of violence against a child for a bill substantially increasing criminal penalties to make it through the Public Safety committees of the California State Legislature. Even then, it may take the outrage and undying persistence of a parent who has lost a child through this senseless, violent act to get a law passed.

Several times, even the heart-rending stories these parents tell cannot convince those in the majority party who control these committees, and often put the rights of criminals ahead of innocent victims, to pass laws to protect California’s children. These legislators still vote against bills that would take child predators off the streets. In some cases the parents of these children must appeal directly to California voters for tough new laws to end these tragedies.

Think about it. It took an initiative or a widely-reported senseless act to create the Three Strikes Law, Megan’s Law, and the Amber Alert system. They were all born of measures enacted only after innocent children were assaulted and, in some cases, killed, and only after parents amassed incredible pressure from the public and the media to force change, and the votes, in the California Legislature.

In 2004, liberal lawmakers gave in to massive pressure from parents, media, and law enforcement officials to provide “some” Internet access to data collected on California’s more than 100,000 registered sexual offenders. However, even that bill failed to include access to all of the key information about the risk those predators pose.

At the same time, those in the majority party controlling those committees rejected legislation that would have required these criminals to wear monitoring devices and ban them from living near or hanging out at parks or schools. In fact, in the last dozen years, the most liberal members controlling these committees have killed no fewer than 20 bills that would have increased penalties against sexual offenders or provided increased monitoring of their whereabouts by law enforcement officials.

It has happened again. Now that Jessica’s Law supporters gathered enough signatures to qualify the measure for the Noembmer ballot majority leadership has finally decided to get tough – in their own way.

Recently, they amended a bill, which originally would have weakened the Three Strikes Law, and created their own sex offender management bill. Let’s not forget that during this legislative session, these same members killed several bills that increase penalties for creating or trafficking child pornography, required child molesters to wear GPS tracking devices so police can monitor their movements, and prohibited Internet luring. In fact, up until they approved their watered-down version of Jessica’s Law, the only major piece of legislation the Assembly Public Safety Committee had passed was a moratorium on the death penalty.

So, California voters must ask – Is the watered down Jessica’s Law proposal enough? It may be a start, but it is nowhere close to being what the public expects, and it still does not stop sexual predators. For example, last month Dateline NBC aired an investigation where investigators or reporters posed as twelve- and thirteen-year-olds on the Internet in a sting in Riverside County that netted more than 50 arrests. Once online, adult men immediately began contacting these “kids,” attempting to lure them for sex.

Many of the suspects sent naked pictures, went into graphic detail about sexual activity, and arranged for meetings. In a three-day period, more than 50 suspects e-mailed, phoned, or instant messaged the decoys and then stopped by the house where they believed a teenage boy or girl was home alone. The suspects brought liquor, condoms, and pornography to their encounters. Thankfully, these folks will be facing felony charges for attempting to sexually assault a child due in large part to Dateline and the Riverside County Sheriff’s office.

However, most people who use the Internet to lure children in an attempt to molest them do not face felony prosecution because, under current law, a prosecutor must prove intent, and to do so, the sex predator has to meet up with the child. The naked photos, the graphic language, phone calls, and even e-mails to arrange a meeting may not be enough to obtain a felony charge.

Republicans have offered bills to strengthen Internet luring laws, but they have failed to clear Public Safety committees. Unfortunately, the current proposal does not go far enough when it comes to protecting kids from luring.

So, before the state has another victim, the Legislature must enact tougher penalties to safeguard the public, especially our children, from these and thousands of other sexual predators roaming our streets. If they don’t rest assured the provisions in Jessica’s Law that has the support of nearly 80 percent of those polled will offer those protections legislators haven’t.

Giving sex offenders another chance to prey on unsuspecting young victims threatens the safety of our families, a basic expectation of our society.


Senate District 31 includes the southwestern portion of San Bernardino County and the northwestern portion of Riverside County. In San Bernardino County the 31st Senate District includes all of Big Bear, Grand Terrace, Highland, Loma Linda, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Upland, Yucaipa, Yucca Valley, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Mentone, Running Springs, An Antonio Heights and portions of San Bernardino and Colton. In Riverside County the 31st Senate District includes all of Riverside, Glen Avon, Highgrove, Mira Loma, Pedley, Rubidoux, Sunnyslope and all but a small portion of Woodcrest.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Case continued for John Weaver

John WeaverJohn Christopher Weaver is one of the perverts busted in the Dateline NBC / Perverted Justice / Riverside County Sheriff's Department sting operation in January.

Weaver was supposed to have a felony settlement conference today after having been charged with attempted child molestation.

However his attorney, Pete Scalisi, asked for and was granted a continuance.

Weaver remains free on bail.

Survivor keeps up fight to keep attacker in prison

San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Michelle de la Calle typed in the name "Jerry Lunsford" on the Megan's Law Web site and watched as the face of the man who attacked her 15 years ago downloaded back into her life.

He was out of prison. He was living in San Jose.

She clicked on a map link. The map showed Lunsford was living three blocks away.

De la Calle fell down on her living room floor and sobbed. After a few minutes, she picked herself up, wiped her face and got out an old Manila folder labeled ``Rape Stuff.''

This morning, de la Calle will sit in a courtroom for a rare hearing in which a judge will reconsider Lunsford's sentence. She will once again confront the man convicted of choking her into unconsciousness and raping her in a San Jose garage when she was a teen.

Click here to read the complete article.

Sentencing of sex predators


HORRIFYING stories about the rapes and murders of children, and about judges who go easy on sex offenders who prey on the young, have prompted some legislatures to tighten laws by restricting the judges' sentencing discretion.

Few in the media or among the intelligentsia have been as outraged about these sadistic crimes against children as they have about whether terrorists' phone calls have been intercepted.

Part of this is current politics but part is the continuation of a tradition that goes back more than two centuries, de-emphasizing the punishment of criminals.

People who today point to the flaws of "society" as the "root causes" of crime are echoing what was said in the 18th century by Condorcet in France and William Godwin in England, among others. So are those who speak loftily of "alternatives to incarceration" or who rely on hopes of "rehabilitation." Those with this mindset engage in much hand-wringing about what to do with sexual predators. While many ordinary people would say that they should be locked up -- and, if they are too dangerous to be at large, we should lock them up and throw away the key.

But those whose sense of themselves is based on their presumed superiority to ordinary people can never go along with that. They balk at notifying the public when a convicted sex predator is released to a neighborhood. Their thinking -- if it can be called that -- is that sex predators released from prison have "paid their debt to society" and so the slate should be wiped clean. It is amazing how many innocent lives have been sacrificed for a half- baked phrase.

Going to jail doesn't repay anything. People are put behind bars as punishment and to keep them out of circulation. Child victims of rape and murder cannot be made whole. The debt can never be repaid. The most we can hope for is to spare other children and their parents from the anguish inflicted by evil people -- not "sick" people, but evil people. Sex predators know exactly what they are doing, know that it is wrong, and either don't care or enjoy it all the more for that reason.

Click here to read the complete article.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Megan's Law necessary evil

By Tim Hay - Daily Review Online

OF all the fascinating ways to blow time on the Web, nothing beats the state Justice Department Megan's Law site, the database of California's convicted sex offenders.

The site is both unconstitutional and fascinating, and I've spent countless hours checking to see whether any sex predators live near me, my girlfriend, my sister, my parents or my grandmother.

They do.

Represented on the site by blue dots on a map, they're all over the place. Hundreds, thousands of them. Right next to schools, churches, you name it.

Of course, all kinds of paroled criminals live near our homes and schools: drunken drivers, muggers, murderers, etc.

But if those people have been convicted and served their time, the general public cannot see their whole personal history at the click of a mouse. They've paid their debt to society, and they start over with a clean slate. The law says it's not our business to know if a paroled killer is buying the house next door. If he's served his time, it's a done deal.

This doesn't apply to sex offenders. Criminals of this kind never can pay their debt to society, and their offenses always will remain a matter of public record.

This is not fair, or constitutional. But nobody cares about that. Personally, I don't care about that. I use a double standard when judging these people, and I'm the first to admit it.

If and when I have children, a sex offender paroled or otherwise is a living, breathing menace, whereas the constitution is a nice piece of parchment tastefully framed in a museum.

Click here to read the complete article.

Jury trial set for Alvin Hall

Alvin HallAlvin Joseph Hall Jr. is one of the guys busted in the Dateline NBC / Perverted Justice / Dateline NBC sting operation in January.

Alvin has pled not guilty to charges of attempted 288(a).

288. (a) Any person who willfully and lewdly commits any lewd or lascivious act, including any of the acts constituting other crimes provided for in Part 1, upon or with the body, or any part or member thereof, of a child who is under the age of 14 years, with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desires of that person or the child, is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years.

His trial by jury has been set for April 24th, 2006.

School district settles suit in molestation case

FONTANA: The family of a former Kaiser High student will get $425,000, a news release said.

10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Press-Enterprise

The Fontana Unified School District announced Wednesday that it has agreed to a $425,000 settlement with the family of a former Kaiser High School student who was molested by a teacher on campus in 2004.

No reason was given for the settlement in a 622-word news release issued by Maria Aarvig, the school district's attorney.

The parents sued in 2004 in the wake of their daughter's sexual relationship with Edward Young Kang, 34, a former Kaiser science teacher and girls volleyball coach. The lawsuit alleged negligent supervision of Kang and the family was seeking as much as $15 million during pretrial proceedings. The Press-Enterprise does not name the victims of sexual crimes.

Wednesday's news release did not mention whether Fontana Unified School District accepted any responsibility for supervising Kang, who was convicted in 2005 on four counts relating to having unlawful sex with two minors. Fontana Police have identified Kang as a sexual predator.

Click here to read the complete article.

Chula Vista approves limits on sex offenders

By Shannon McMahon

CHULA VISTA – The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to prohibit convicted sex offenders from living within 500 feet of schools and parks.

The law applies to offenders who committed crimes against minors. Violators can be fined up to $1,000 or jailed for up to six months or both.

Similar laws were passed by National City, La Mesa and Santee in recent months.

The city's law supplements a state law, which prohibits convicted sex offenders on parole from living within a quarter-mile, or 1,320 feet, of a school. State law requires convicted sex offenders to register regularly with police every year and when they move.

The law does not apply to offenders who established a residence before July 1, 2006.

Click here to read the complete article.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

What does it take to get through to these perverts?

Eddie ChanDoes anyone know?

Keith WilliamsRemember all the perverts busted in the Dateline NBC / Perverted Justice / Riverside County Sheriff's Department sting operation in January?

Well those perverts were arrested. The bail amount for most of them was $50,000. Since they only have to put up 10%, that's just $5,000. Most were able to post that and were released.

The Laguna Beach Police Department had their own sting operation a month later with Perverted Justice. While they were conducting that online sting operation both Eddie Chan (aka Hoi Dick Chan) and Keith Allen Williams got online and started chatting with the Laguna decoy, according to Perverted Justice. This is after they were arrested just weeks earlier!

In the chat logs posted at Perverted Justice Eddie Chan seems to be of the opinion that he is going to prison so he may as well get as much under age action as he can.

Fortunately as I reported here, Chan's bail was severely increased and he was taken into custody after that incident.

As for Keith Williams, wasn't he the one who told Chris Hansen that he had seen a previous episode of 'To Catch a Predator'? Well that did not deter him and it looks like actually getting arrested did not deter him either.

Court records show that Keith Allen Williams is still out on bail. That may change if the DA's office asks for his bail to be increased during his next court hearing which is scheduled for 4/7.

How many of these perverts bailed out and went right back online looking for under age sex?

What will it take to get through their puny perverted brains that the age of consent in California is 18 and that we as a society will not tolerate this any longer?

Click here to read the snippets of the chats with these two on Perverted Justice. Keep in mind this allegedly happened after they were arrested and released in Riverside

Minnesota girl, 16, allegedly held captive, prostituted

St. Paul Pioneer Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A convicted sex offender lured a 16-year-old girl from a St. Paul McDonald's restaurant to a house in the Frogtown neighborhood, where a woman kept the victim in a closet for weeks and forced her into prostitution, police said Tuesday.

Authorities charged Lamiea Ball, 34, of St. Paul with kidnapping and false imprisonment Monday. Meanwhile, Alphonso Mitchell, the 33-year-old sex offender who police say lured the girl, has been sent back to prison for violating the terms of his release.

Click here to read the complete article.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Woman arrested on multiple counts of child molestation

On March 21, 2006, the Indio Sheriff's Station initiated a criminal investigation involving the sexual abuse of several male and female children, ranging in age from 12 to 14 years.

It was determined that all of the victims lived in close proximity to a female adult by the name of Erica Serrano, 26 years of age, who resides in 68-000 block of Polk St, in Thermal. The investigation revealed that during a one-year period, Serrano molested the victims, after enticing them into her residence.

Based on information supplied to investigators, a search warrant was served at Serrano's home, where she was subsequently arrested for multiple counts of child molestation. Serrano was later booked at the Indio Jail. Her bail was set at $500,000. The name of the victims will not be released because of their age.

For information regarding this investigation please contact Investigator Robert Nagels at the Indio Sheriff's Station- (760) 863-8990 and refer to case number C06080016.

Riverside Judge Bernard Schwartz reponds to judicial inquiry

Riverside Judge Bernard Schwartz has responded to the formal proceedings brought against him by the California Commission on Judicial Performance.

Count 1 was driving under the influence and count 2 was trying to avoid being arrested and trying to get special treatment because he is a judge. You can click here to read them in detail.

Here is the response by Judge Bernard Schwartz:

EDWARD P. GEORGE, JR. (Bar No. 30120)
5000 East Spring Street, Suite 430
Long Beach, California 90815-1275
Telephone: (562) 497-2900

Attorneys for Respondent,
Judge Bernard J. Schwartz



EDWARD P. GEORGE, JR. (Bar No. 30120)
5000 East Spring Street, Suite 430
Long Beach, California 90815-1275
Telephone: (562) 497-2900

Attorneys for Respondent,
Judge Bernard J. Schwartz




NO. 178

COMES NOW, Respondent, Judge Bernard J. Schwartz, and answering the Notice of Formal Proceedings in the above-entitled inquiry, admits, denies and alleges as follows:


Respondent admits that on July 16, 2005, he was driving his motor vehicle with a .17 percent blood alcohol in violation of Vehicle Code Section 23152 (b).

Respondent admits that on September 6, 2005, a plea of no contest was entered to violation of Vehicle Code Section 23152 (b), in the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, Case No. M376280.


Respondent admits the factual allegations as charged in Count Two.

Respectfully submitted

Attorney for Respondent
Judge Bernard J. Schwartz



I BERNARD J. SCHWARTZ declare that:

I am the respondent judge in the above-entitled proceeding. I have read the foregoing Answer of Judge Bernard J. Schwartz to Notice of Formal Proceedings and all facts alleged in the above document not otherwise supported by citations to the record exhibits or other documents are true of my own personal knowledge.

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.

Executed on March 15 006 at Riverside California.

Judge - Inquiry No. 178


As you can see Judge Schwartz admitted his wrongdoing.

What happens now? Anything is possible, from a severe tongue lashing to a dismissal.


'Molly' addresses the San Bernardino City Council

This is what "Molly" said to the council last night. It was in response to incorrect media reports that GPS was used to track High Risk Sex Offender David Allyn Dokich to an arcade, a violation of the terms of his parole that landed him back in prison. San Bernardino is planning on use GPS to track paroled gang members.

I removed a small portion (####) that may tip off the bad guys.


March 20, 2006

I want to thank in advance Mayor Pat Morris and the entire San Bernanrdino City Council for allowing me the opportunity to address them.

My name is "Molly" and I reside in the County of Riverside. I am one of the citizens of Mead Valley, who for over eight months, protested the inappropriate placement of High Risk Sex Offender and Child Rapist David Allyn Dokich .

I am not here today to address the council on the issue of sex offenders, specifically. However, I am here to address the issue of GPS ankle monitors on certain gang members who are residents of San Bernardino County.

On March 15. 2006, David Allyn Dokich was cited by the Press Enterprise as an example of how well GPS ankle monitors work. The article, written by Chris Richard, states:

"Authorities say the devices are effective. In January, Riverside County authorities used an anklet to track twice - convicted rapist David Allyn Dokich after he was paroled to Mead Valley, eventually sending him back to prison for violating the terms of his parole."

I regret to inform this city council that a GPS anklet was not used to track Dokich and send him back to prison.. In fact, neither the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation nor its Moreno Valley Paroles Department had anything to do with catching Dokich violating his terms of parole!

The Riverside Sheriff's Department is the agency who is solely responsible for the eventual return of David Allyn Dokich to prison. To be even more specific, it was the hard work and dedication of the Perris Sheriff's station's Violent Offenders Registration Team - other wise known as V.O.R.T., who spent over two months following Dokich, to Q - Bonkers Billiards and placed him under video surveylance. The evidence compiled by the V.O.R.T. team was then provided to the Moreno Valley Paroles Department, who then decided to violate Dokich.

Furthermore, when the Moreno Valley Paroles Department attempted to locate Dokich using his GPS anklet, they were unable to locate him. That's why Dokich was called on his cell phone to report to the Moreno Valley Paroles Department where he was placed into custody.

Because of our protests, the Riverside Sheriff's Office decided to #### follow Dokich. Our Perris V.O.R.T. team did not use Dokich's GPS anklet because local law enforcement does not have access to the GPS information when it comes to parolees. Only paroles has access to the GPS tracking information.

I know exactly how David Allyn Dokich was caught by the Riverside County Sheriff's V.O.R.T. team because Captain Guy Kestell, head of the Perris Sheriff's Station personally told me and several other citizens involved in the Dokich protest, exactly how they did it!

To continue, I respectfully ask Mayor Morris and the entire San Bernardino City Council the following question:

1. David Allyn Dokich was frequenting Q - Bonkers for over two months, so why didn't the Moreno Valley Paroles Department know he was there?

It just doesn't make sense that Dokich was outfitted with a GPS anklet but paroles didn't know where he was!

The California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation has, in my opinion, deliberatly misled this County's government and its residents into believing that it was they who caught David Allyn Dokich by using the GPS anklet tracking method.

I believe in and support the use of GPS monitoring. However, the GPS monitoring of parolees - whether they are gang members or sex offenders - is only as good as those who are monitoring the technology.

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of monitoring gang parolees using GPS technology, I strongly urge Mayor Morris and all members of this city council to contact the Riverside Sheriff's Office - Perris Division and ask Capt. Guy Kestell, Lte. Michael O'Donnel, or Corp. Luis Scull from the V.O.R.T. team, to explain the truth about how David Allyn Dokich was caught violating his terms of parole. Their phone number is 951-940-6200.

Again, GPS ankle monitoring did not play a role in sending David Allyn Dokich back to prison.

Thank You,

Riverside County Resident
Serial Child Rapist - David Allyn Dokich, Protestor

Bill introduced to require registered sex offenders to renew driver license annually

Assembly bill 1788 would require registered sex offenders to renew their drivers license every year.

According to the bill's author, Assemblywoman Rebecca Cohn, D-Campbell, California authorities do not know the current addresses of more than 17,000 sex offenders.

The odd thing is, an almost identical bill was killed last year by the assembly public safety committee. Senate bill 629, introduced by Senator Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, also required registered sex offenders to renew their drivers license every year.

The bill received strong support from the California District Attorneys Association, California Peace Officers Association, California Attorney General and San Bernardino County Sheriff, however a representative from the California Prisoners Union spoke out against the measure.

SB 629 was watered down to every 2 years, yet Mark Leno, Jackie Goldberg, Ira Ruskin and Loni Hancock, all Democrats, voted against it. Big surprise.

Let's see what kind of success Assemblywoman Cohn has with her version.

Parolees home goes, anger stays

By Monica Rodriguez, Staff Writer

POMONA - Larry Taylor was stunned when he realized a group of parolees had moved into a house near his own on Knoll Ridge Drive.

The emotions he felt were strong, he said.

"Anger, fury ... total disbelief that this could happen in a residential setting," Taylor said.

The feelings were much the same for the other 30 or so residents of the quiet street in the Phillips Ranch neighborhood of Pomona.

"These transitional homes, we just can't accept them in the community," Taylor said.

The home on Knoll Ridge Drive opened late last month and housed four men who residents later learned were parolees. Residents, who have organized themselves under the name Phillips Ranch Community Coalition, said the operation was closed down last week but neighbors were still worried about future use of the home.

Click here to read the complete article.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Huge response to Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Predator III"

According to USA Today Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Predator III" was the shows highest rated edition in almost 2 years. It drew over 11 million viewers and generated 15,000 e-mails to the show.

Here are a few snippets of the e-mails they received:

Imagine my horror when I saw the man I was dating being arrested at your to catch a predator in So. California. I still can't believe it. I immediately cut all ties...

My uncle was one of the predators exposed on your show last night. My family is absolutely horrified and devastated. I am so thankful for you...

I found out that, not only does my daughter attend the school that the math teacher works at, but another man is a vendor for the company that I work for. It's a scary world when you...

Click here to read the e-mails.

Peering into the mind of a stalker

Sex offender expert says stalking is a cycle of practicing and perfecting a technique on the streets


VICTORVILLE — For months now the Victor Valley has been the stalking grounds of a sick mind.

There have been numerous reports of one or more individuals attempting to snatch children off the street. The latest attempt was Friday afternoon in Hesperia. An 8-year-old told San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department deputies that after stepping off the school bus she was attacked by a 30-year-old Hispanic man with a shaved head.

The description is similar to the per petrator in several other attempted abductions in the town of Apple Valley, Adelanto and Hesperia.

On Friday the girl escaped, as have all the other children, but the fear is that sooner or later the schoolchild stalker may be successful.

"My fear is that if some kid gets in this guy's car she is never going to come back alive," said Greig Veeder, executive director of Teaching Humane Existence, a non-profit organization in Colorado devoted to implementing effective control of and treatments for sex offenders.

He has spent years trying to understand the minds of sex offenders — once even going so far as riding in the backseat of a repeat offender's car as he stalked women. T.H.E. was instrumental in recent updates to Colorado law that toughened penalties for sex crimes, which are now the basis of the proposed Jessica's Law here in California.

Veeder said the person stalking the streets of the Victor Valley is perhaps practicing, developing his technique. Leading a double life of child stalker and normal member of society, the offender — whoever he is or they are — is enjoying the thrill.

Click here to read the complete article.

High-tech tactics used to combat child porn

Investigators target e-mail, chat rooms
By Onell R. Soto

March 20, 2006

Advances in technology are changing the way child pornography is produced and traded, and law enforcement is changing to keep pace.

A few years ago, those who pursue child pornographers focused on Internet Web sites that offered access to thousands of images for a fee.

Now, investigators working undercover and using high-tech tools are pursuing people who find each other in online meeting areas and trade images directly using e-mail and file-sharing programs.

Investigators also have begun cataloging unique identifiers – akin to digital fingerprints – of the images of exploited children, making it easier and faster for them to find what they're looking for.

Across the country, authorities have noticed an increase in the production of child pornography.

In San Diego County over the last few years, child pornography investigations have targeted a priest, a pediatrician, a school counselor, teachers and police officers.

On March 9, authorities arrested Wayne Albert Bleyle, a respiratory therapist at Children's Hospital. He is accused of photographing himself molesting some of the most vulnerable patients he cared for and distributing the pictures over the Internet.

These arrests and investigations show an increased focus by investigators into child pornography rings.

“Investigators are now starting to see more home-grown or self-produced pornography,” said Julie Myers, assistant secretary for immigration and customs enforcement,in announcing a crackdown in Chicago last week.

Customs inspectors have been investigating child pornography for decades, dating to when pornography was mailed in brown paper wrapping.

Some pictures crop up so frequently that they are referred to as “classic series.”

Several years ago, 85 percent of the images that investigators came across were of children they had already identified, Myers said.

But now, investigators who look through hard drives, digital cameras and digital music players are seeing children they don't recognize.

“We're seeing more new material and more new victims,” Myers said.

Click here to read the complete article.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Robert Forte pleads guilty in attempted molestation case

Roberto ForteRoberto Forte was one of the perverts busted in the Dateline NBC / Perverted Justice / Riverside County Sheriff's Department sting operation.

Roberto has plead guilty to 2 felony counts; attempted lewd act with a child under 14 and attempted sodomy with a child under 14.

Roberto remains out on bail and is scheduled to be sentenced on 5/12.

Update: Riverside perverts caught in the sting operation

Sorry for the delay, it takes some time to compile all this data.

A bunch of the perverts busted in the Dateline NBC / Perverted Justice / Riverside County Sheriff's Department sting operation were to appear in court last Friday.

Some did not actually appear as they have filed 977 waivers. This lets their attorney appear for them.

Most had felony settlement conferences and most were continued to a later date. At this rate it may be months before we see any results.

Corey Ahia - felony settlement conference - continued to 4/4

Walter Babst - felony settlement conference - continued to 4/30

Thomas Bodnar - felony settlement conference - continued to 4/7
A 995 motion has also been filed and will be heard on 3/24. This looks like an attempt to say there is no reasonable cause to charge Bodnar. Bodnar is a registered sex offender.

Michael Burks - felony settlement conference - continued to 5/12

Eddie Chan aka Hoi Dick Chan - motion for bail review - denied. Eddie recently had his bail increased to $750,000, could not make that bail and was taken into custody. This may be the result of him making contact with a decoy in the Laguna Beach sting after Eddie was busted in the Riverside sting.

Spencer Cho - felony settlement conference - continued to 4/7

Stephen Coates - felony settlement conference - continued to 4/14

Gregg Diederich - felony settlement conference - continued to 5/12

Mitchell Heylek - felony settlement conference - oral motion by defense, pc 1368. These means there is doubt as to the mental competence of the defendant. Motion granted, proceedings suspended.

Gregory Karnos - felony settlement conference - continued to 4/14. DA's office asked to increase bail to $1 million because of prior felonies. Motion granted, Karnos taken into custody. Karnos is a registered sex offender.

Robert Lyons - felony settlement conference - continued to 3/29. There was also a hearing to revolk his probation - continied to 3/29. Lyons is a registered sex offender and is a probation for having sex with a minor last year.

John Mahon - felony settlement conference - continued to 4/14

Karampal Nakai - arraignment - plead not guilty to all charges

Hyung Paek - felony settlement conference - continued to 4/14

Erik Pallesen - felony settlement conference - continued to 4/14

Sebastian Rodriguez - felony settlement conference - continued to 4/14

Maurice Ruiz - felony settlement conference - continued to 5/12

Michael Seibert - felony settlement conference - continued to 3/30

Christopher Urban - felony settlement conference - continued to 5/12

Anyone see a pattern here?


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