Top News Story! Ex-NFL Great Indicted!
June 23, 2010
Back in May he was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute, and now Lawrence Taylor has been indicted on rape charges. The NFL Hall of Fame great has a bevy of charges to face as a result of the incident that transpired at the Holiday Inn outside of New York City. Taylor will answer for his involvement in a criminal sexual act, sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child, and patronizing a prostitute. Though it looks dismal for Lawrence, his agent Mark Lepselter said they "made a strategic decision to not put any of our evidence in front of the grand jury. We look forward to presenting our evidence at the appropriate time."
Officer Rene Guillen
June 21, 2010
BAL HARBOUR (WCJB) ― The Bal Harbour police officer accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old child has accepted a plea deal, which would include five years in state prison followed by 10 years probation. The officer – Rene Guillen – would also be labeled a sexual predator. Guillen was arrested more than a year ago with sexual battery charges committed against a minor under the age of 12. A statement by police revealed the victim was seven-years-old and that Guillen had sexually assaulted the victim while she visited Guillen's residence on April 25, 2009, at approximately 8:00 p.m. The former police officer was suspended without pay soon after the department became aware of Guillen's crime.
New York Transit Officer Arrested for Rape!
December 7, 2009
A NYPD officer has been charged with raping a teenage girl after meeting her in a Brooklyn club, police said. Shawqi Ahmed, 29, met the 18-year-old victim Nov. 26, 2009 at a club in Brooklyn. Afterwards, Ahmed and the young woman went back to an apartment where he allegedly raped her. The victim reported the attack a couple of days later, the sources said. Ahmed joined the department in January 2006 and was assigned to the Transit Bureau, was arrested Friday and arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court. Ahmed is the third police officer arrested in as many days.
Juan Acosta, 34, of the 43rd Precinct in The Bronx was arrested Thursday and charged with cocaine trafficking.
He was allegedly caught in a sting operation trying to move 22 pounds of the drug.
On Friday, James O'Connell, 39, was charged with drunken driving after he slammed his car into a toll booth at the Queens entrance of the Midtown Tunnel.
Previous Story: New York -- An off-duty New York City police officer has been arrested on a rape charge and accused of forcing himself on an 18-year-old woman. The New York Police Department says the 29-year-old officer was arrested Friday, December 4, 2009 by the Internal Affairs Bureau. He'd been on the job since 2006 and was assigned to the department's Transit Bureau. A Patrolmen's Benevolent Association spokesman says he doesn't know if the officer has exercised his right to a PBA attorney. A message left at a number listed under the officer's name was not immediately returned.
July 13, 2009 Update!
(pictured far left, Michael Spilman; and Judge Fuchs, right) A former Murray police detective was sentenced to two years in jail Monday for sexually abusing a teenage girl during a five-year period. Michael D. Spilman, 35, was charged with one count each of first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child, second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse and class A misdemeanor sexual battery. As part of a plea bargain, Spilman pleaded guilty last month in 3rd District Court to two second-degree felony counts of forcible sexual abuse, and has been held in jail since January 2009 on $150,000 bail. Spilman faced a possible prison term of up to 30 years. Judge Dennis Fuchs ordered two years of jail time and 36 months of probation, which includes completion of sex-offender treatment and payment of a $5,000 fine. Spilman is not allowed contact with children under 18 years of age.
His defense attorney asked for leniency, in light of Spilman's experience as a law enforcement officer and behavior as a model prisoner. But the judge called Spilman's law enforcement career "a double-edged sword," saying that as a police officer he "should have known better" and "sought help earlier." Fuchs also said he was concerned that the assault continued for five years. Spilman also became "extremely aggressive" with the victim as the abuse continued, Fuchs said, eventually forcing her to the ground and fondling her. Despite his concerns, Fuchs ordered jail and probation instead of prison, but also recommended Spilman obtain long-term sex-offender therapy.
Apologizing to the victim, Spilman said was "ashamed" of his actions. He added that he hoped to be released soon, to see his son and to secure a job. Roberts noted that Spilman's wife intends to file for divorce. Between March 2004 and January 2008, Spilman fondled the girl, who is now 17, over and under her clothing at his Salt Lake County home, according to charging documents. Spilman -- who spent more than nine years on the Murray police force -- resigned Jan. 12, one day before charges were filed.
April 6, 2009
Former Murray City Police Detective Michael Spilman pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a teenage girl over the course of five years. (See: Sexually Offensive Cops! - Part III.)
Spilman (pictured left), a 10-year veteran of Murray's police force, admitted to two counts of forcible sex abuse for fondling a teenage girl (two second-degree felony counts). A third charge of misdemeanor sexual battery was dismissed. Spilman has been incarcerated in lieu of $150,000 bail since his arrest. He faces the possibility of up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced June 1, 2009.
Roosevelt Noble, Jr.
April 14, 2010 Update!
Milpitas CA police officer Roosevelt Noble was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to repeatedly sexually molesting his girlfriend’s daughter over a period of two years since she was 12 years old and then conspiring with the girl’s mother to pressure the daughter into refusing to testify at the trial.
April 3, 2009 Update!
In October 2008, a minor girl told police that Roosevelt Noble — her mother's longtime boyfriend — entered her bedroom at night about 10 times starting when she was 12 and inappropriately touched her. The 15-year veteran of the Milpitas police department would show up at their home on his police motorcycle, in full police uniform, and spend the night. The victim's mother refused to cooperate with the investigation, police said. [See: Cops that Sexually Offend!]
Investigators have long been suspicious that the mother was the driving force behind her daughter's reluctance to help bring her suspected molester [Noble] to justice.
Police now allege that ex-Officer Noble (pictured left), already facing life in prison on 11 counts of felony molestation, plotted with the victim's mother (his girlfriend) to prevent the young girl from testifying. For months, according to court records, the couple's plot worked.
Evidence of the conspiracy [between Noble and the victim's mother] mainly consists of love letters and recorded jailhouse phone calls. Investigators say Noble called the mother of the girl nearly 120 times after his arrest and spoke with her close to 100 times. Because jail phone calls are regularly recorded, the couple spoke in generalities that investigators believe showed a pattern of organizing the girl's silence. The couple soon also used an intermediary for their communications, police said. But their romance continued. A subsequent search of Noble's jail cell found photos of the two hidden inside a toilet paper roll. One of these conversations, quoted in court documents, came on Nov. 11, 2008, a month and a half before Noble's preliminary hearing.
Noble: "You have to make sure that she cannot say anything."
Mother: "Yeah. Yes."
Attorney Dennis Lempert was retained to represent the victim soon after that conversation between Noble and the victim's mother. Investigators believe the girl's mother arranged for the lawyer. Prosecutors said Noble had at one time inquired into hiring Lempert to defend him. The girl refused to talk to police immediately after that.
"My client [Noble's victim] in my opinion is being abused by the SJPD and the actions of the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office," Lempert said.
On Friday (4-3-09) afternoon, the victim's mother and the former cop were reunited — as prisoners. For a few moments, the two were 10 feet away — avoiding each other's gaze — in Department 23 of Santa Clara County Superior Court, where they both were charged with dissuading a witness. It is rare, prosecutors admitted, that a mother is prosecuted for trying to stop her daughter from testifying against her accused molester.
This case is based on what police say was a concerted effort between the former officer and the mother to keep her daughter from the stand. Even though prosecutors say the officer confessed to the crimes during a taped phone call with the mother, the case would fall apart without the girl's testimony.
The 37-year-old woman, whom Corrupt Justice is not naming so as not to identify her daughter, could be sentenced to up to three years in prison if convicted. She would do almost anything, police and prosecutors contend, to be with her boyfriend again. Her love for the imprisoned former Milpitas cop was so overpowering that authorities say she persuaded her own teenage daughter not to testify in court against the man charged with sexually molesting her.
This week, the girl was told by San Jose detectives that they had evidence that her mother continued to have a relationship with Noble. She soon agreed to testify against him, according to court records.
Wilbert Dale Garcia 188 Years in Prison!
October 5, 2010
On October 1, 2010, [a] former Orange County sheriff's deputy on Friday was sentenced to 188 years in state prison for molesting a young girl. Wilbert Dale Garcia, who spent 19 years as a sheriff's deputy, was convicted earlier this year of 79 criminal counts, including aggravated sexual assault and lewd acts with a victim under 14, Riverside County District Attorney spokesman John Hall said.
Garcia (pictured left) was arrested in April 2009 during a traffic stop in Murrieta. Before his arrest, he was assigned as a patrol deputy in south Orange County. Authorities did not identify the 9-year-old victim. Prosecutors say the sexual assaults lasted from October 2002 until June 2004. They have not indicated where Garcia met the girl or where the sexual assaults took place. Garcia was placed on paid administrative leave immediately after his arrest and is no longer working for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
June 23, 2010Update!
A jury of eight men and four women took less than an hour Monday to convict a former Orange County sheriff's deputy of repeatedly molesting a young female family member, crimes that may lead to him spending the rest of his life in prison. Garcia was convicted of 76 counts of lewd acts with a child younger than 14, two counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child and one count of distribution/exhibition of lewd material to a minor. Outside the courtroom, several jurors said it was the testimony of the victim, who is now 15, that convinced jurors to render the guilty verdicts. "Hearing from the actual victim was very powerful," juror David Redden said. "That and hearing from (Garcia's) kids." Last week, Garcia's son and daughter testified that their father had confessed to them about the crimes after his arrest in April 2009.
"What I was arrested for, I did," Garcia's daughter, in her early 20s, testified her father said to her. Redden said he was unable to look at Garcia during the trial. "Other jurors told me he kept his head down when (the victim) was testifying, but that when his kids were testifying, he was crying," Redden said.
Former Orange County sheriff's deputy Garcia sexually assaulted a girl before taking her to a Wildomar-area elementary school nearly every day while she was in the third and fourth grades, the girl testified Monday. The girl, now 15, testified that Wilbert Dale Garcia a relative, showed her pornographic videos then asked her to perform the same acts on him. Garcia frequently sexually abused her from the time she was 8 until about 10, she testified. Corrupt Justice™ does not publish the names of those who are alleged to be victims of sexual assault. Her testimony came at the start of the prosecution's case during the Wildomar resident's trial at Southwest Justice Center in French Valley. The 60-year-old man is charged with 74 counts of child molestation and two counts of raping the girl, to whom he is related by marriage. He faces 30 years to life in prison and an additional life term if convicted as charged, Deputy District Attorney Julie Baldwin said outside the presence of the jury.
Garcia was a deputy for about 19 years, working primarily in the Laguna Niguel area. He resigned when the accusations surfaced against him. The abuse began in 2002 and ended when the girl's parents moved to another school district and didn't need Garcia to take her to school. The girl testified that Garcia had backed off significantly after she informed him that she had begun menstruating. As she matured, the girl realized what Garcia had done and how wrong it was, she testified. "And it started eating at me," she testified. "I was scared to tell my family." In 2009, her emotions boiled over and she shared her secret with her father, the girl testified. She was crying in her bedroom one night and her father came to check in on her, she said. "I was crying. ... I couldn't hold it in any longer," she testified. Her greatest fear at that point was that her admission would tear the family apart, she said. "You were sobbing when told your dad, and you are not sobbing today," Baldwin said to the girl. "Is it getting easier for you to discuss it? "Yes, the girl said.
Wilbert Dale Garcia, 60, of Wildomar faces multiple life sentences when he returns to court for sentencing on Aug. 6, 2010. Garcia remains jailed at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Riverside with bail set at $1 million.
April 4, 2009
An Orange County sheriff's deputy was arrested on suspicion of rape and sexually abusing a minor. Wilbert Dale Garcia was taken into custody about 4 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2009, during a traffic stop at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Nutmeg Street in Murrieta, according to a statement from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Orange County Sheriff Department personnel were present during the arrest and have placed the 49-year-old deputy on administrative leave.
Garcia (pictured left) has been under investigation by the Wildomar Police Department, which accused him of raping a child under 14 and of continual sexual abuse of a child. Other details of the accusations were not released. Garcia is a 19-year veteran with the Orange County Sheriff's Department. He was assigned to the south operation, patrolling mostly the Laguna Niguel area.
Sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said Garcia was placed on administrative leave. He said the department was cooperating with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and had initiated a personnel investigation today.
"It's disturbing when anyone gets arrested for the crimes alleged, but it's especially more disturbing when that person is a law enforcement officer," Amormino said. Wildomar police investigators said they were looking for other possible victims. Anyone with information can call (951) 245-3300.
Jeffrey Garcia Update - Guilty!
December 7, 2009
BENTON, Ark. (WCJB) — A former Alexander police officer has been convicted of rape and sexual abuse of three children. A Saline County jury deliberated just 15 minutes before finding Jeffrey Garcia guilty of two counts of rape and one count of second-degree sexual assault. The now 12, 13 and 14-year-old testified they were sexually molested and beaten. Garcia did not testify but in a tape recorded interview with Benton police that was played for the jury he denied abusing the children. Garcia resigned from the Alexander police force while in jail in the case.
Garcia was sentenced to a total of 100 years in prison.
April 1, 2009
Jeffrey Garcia, an Alexander police officer has been arrested on rape charges involving several children. Monday, April 1, 2009, Benton Police placed Sergeant Jeffrey Garcia under arrest on charges of rape. Three different children claim Garcia sexually assaulted them. [Alexander] Assistant Chief [of Police] Tommy Leath says he considers Garcia a friend, "Officer Garcia, he resigned from the police department this morning. I don't know what to say. I don't know what to think of what's going on." He says the charges are not related in any way to Garcia's service as an Alexander police officer. (He's Kidding.)
Leath says it was difficult to accept Garcia's (pictured left) resignation from the force, "It took place at the Saline County jail. Officer Garcia was upset. But he understood and he knew he had to do what he had to do. So he willingly resigned from the department."
Garcia has been with the Alexander Police Department for 2 years. He worked in law enforcement a year prior to being hired there. Garcia is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, April 3, 2009 at 11 am.
February 8, 2008
The body of Julia Alexis Gonzalez, 17, was found on Dec. 28, 2007 in Pedretti Park and as the new year arrived, detectives were still trying to piece together the final hours of Julia's life. An autopsy later revealed that Julia had a blood alcohol level of 0.52, more than six times the legal limit for an adult. Though her death was attributed to alcohol poisoning, investigators are still uncertain about the circumstances surrounding her death and the 10-hour gap from when she left her grandmother's home and when she was found in the park.
"They have violated the trust our entire community entrusted with them," said Police Chief Gary Hampton.
"Police officers never think they'll be caught. They enter into these shady crimes and can do shady things because they think they'll never be caught," said William Bourns, associate professor of criminal justice at California State University, Stanislaus. "They ride the edge."
Jorge Cruz, a police officer in Turlock for three years, and Carl Kubicek (pictured left), a math teacher and football coach, were both arrested on Feb. 8, 2008 after allegations arose that they had sexual relations with the same 17-year-old girl, who at the time was a senior at Pitman and an Explorer Scout with the police department.
The investigation began when the mother of the 17-year-old called the police department to report her observations of what she believed was an inappropriate relationship between her daughter and Kubicek. During the investigation into Kubicek, detectives learned of an alleged assault by Cruz.
Jorge Cruz (pictured left), is charged with three felony sex crimes against a 16-year-old Pitman High School student and one misdemeanor count of inappropriately touching a 16-year-old Turlock girl. Cruz also is charged with dissuading a witness from testifying on the day police announced his arrest.
The investigation revealed that Cruz called the victim on June 20, 2007 and had her drive them to a Modesto motel. The victim alleged she was forced to have sex with Cruz. Cruz eventually pled no contest to felony charges of sodomy with a minor, oral copulation with a minor and sexual intercourse with a minor and was sentenced to 16 months in state prison in October 2008. Cruz's wife filed for divorce.
The department has reviewed all of Cruz's hiring paperwork, an elaborate series of background checks and interviews, and there were no red flags, Hampton said. But for more than a year, residents of Turlock's west side have questioned Cruz's integrity and lodged formal complaints against him at the Police Department.
Suave Barnel said she has complained about harassment by Cruz several times. Her 16-year-old son, Luis Peralta, along with Moses Rodriguez Jr., 25, were killed in October 2006 on Kerley Lane in south Turlock.
Peralta and Rodriguez arrived at a party at 986 Kerley Lane as a group of young men and teenagers in the street started smashing cars and causing trouble, Barnel said. Shots came from the back yard of the home. Peralta and Rodriguez died from gunshot wounds to the head. At the time, 986 Kerley Lane was rented by relatives of Cruz.
After the shooting, Barnel and her family were stopped several times by Cruz, as were relatives of Rodriguez, Barnel said. Barnel said she thinks Cruz was fearful of retaliation against him and his family. He wanted information: "Who was after him? Who put a price on his head? Who in his family were they looking for?" Barnel said. "He pulled us over constantly and he never gave us a ticket."
Hampton acknowledged Barnel's complaints and said he wrote her personal letters discussing the case. Barnel said she's never seen a letter from the department.
"Officers engaged in these shady behaviors, they start to think, 'It's OK, I'm a police officer,' " he said. "It's a slippery slope and they usually slide until they get caught."
Cops that Sexually Offend
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part I)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part II)
• Sexually Offensive Cops! (Part III)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part IV)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part V)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part VI)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part VII)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part VIII)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part IX)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part X)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part XI)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part XII)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part XIII)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part XIV)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part XV)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part XVI)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part XVII)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part XVIII)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part XIX)
• Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part XX)
Cops & Crime!
• Criminal Cops! - Part I
• Criminal Cops! - Part II
Cops with Multiple Shootings or Homicides!
• PA State Trooper Samuel J. Hassan, Murderous(March 15, 2009 Murder of Unarmed motorist. Previously shot and killed 12 year old African-American boy!!)
• Officer Pat Gonzales: Racist, Murderous Oakland Police Officer - 3 Killings; 1 Shooting!
• Officer Hector Jimenez: Racist, Murderous Oakland Police Officer - 2 Killings!(As of October 2009, Officer terminated w/1 yr. pay; City of Oakland has settled civil suits.)
• Homicide from OPD to LASD!
• Miami Beach Police Department - Murderous!(Officer Adam Tavss kills two citizens in 1 week!!)
• Brian Smith, Killer Cop!(Killed four (4) unarmed civilians during homicide spree; committed suicide upon arrest!!)
Murderous Police Officers
• B.A.R.T.+L.A.P.D.=187(P.C.)(LAPD Detective arrested for cold case homicide; and B.A.R.T. Transit Killer-Cop!)
• Cops or Killers?
• Five - "O" Homicide(White Cop kills black cop after "mistaking" black cop for criminal!)
• NYPD - A History of Homicidal Cops(A history of NYPD Officers committing murder!)
• Arthur Tessler, Jason R. Smith & Gregg Junnier(Alanta Police Officers lie to obtain search warrant; murder 90-year old woman; and then plant drugs to cover-up murder)
• PA State Trooper Kevin Foley, Murderous(Convicted March 18, 2009 of First-Degree Murder. Killed girlfriend's ex-hubby (Dentist)!!)
• Homer Police Department(February 20, 2009 Murder of Unarmed Black Man, 73 year old black man by two white police officers in Homer, Louisiana!!)
• Taser Deaths by the Police!
• New Orleans Police Department(January 1, 2009 Murder of Unarmed Black Man, shot nine (9) times in the back!!)
Oakland, California Police Department
• Captain Edward Poulson, OPD(Beating Death of Suspect (2000) Promoted in 2008)
• Investigator interfered in police probes of former bakery CEO
• Oakland Police Department, Corrupt, I
• Oakland, California Police Department, Corruption, II
• Oakland Police Department, III
• Oakland Police Department, IV
• Oakland Police Department, V - Major Corruption
• Jeff Loman, Deputy Chief, OPD(Updated: Re-instated as a (demoted) Lieutenant)
• Deborah Edgerly, Corrupt former Oakland City Administrator