Top News Story FD Molester!
Posted: 01/07/2011 03:47:44 PM PST
Updated: 01/07/2011 05:59:56 PM PST
MARTINEZ, CA -- When the 2007 Southern California firestorm forced Byron William Joy (pictured left) from his San Diego residence, his longtime friends welcomed him into their Concord home. Within three months, Joy was molesting their 7-year-old daughter in the room she shared with her 5-year-old brother as her parents slept across the hall. Joy, a 61-year-old retired Sacramento firefighter, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Friday. At the hearing, the Concord parents addressed him for the first time since their daughter disclosed the molestations on April 4, 2008, and the father confronted Joy with a shotgun.
"Byron, I can't tell you how distressed I am to be here today," said the father, whose name is not being published to protect his daughter's identity. "You were my best friend. I loved you, man, I loved you for 33 years. I just can't understand why you would surrender to an impulse and attack a 7 year-old girl -- my little girl."
Joy said things are not so black-and-white. "I know I'm a good person," Joy said. "I think I have a good history." After his first trial ended with a hung jury, Joy was convicted by a second jury in June  of one count of sex acts with a child under age 10 and four counts of child molestation.
Joy was scheduled to be sentenced in September , but he fired the deputy public defender who had argued his innocence and went "pro per," a legal term for acting as one's own attorney. On Friday, Joy sought to delay the sentencing for the second time, arguing that he was never afforded his pro per privileges to use the jail phone and law library. He said he needed more time to research legal options. A jail deputy testified Joy was denied nothing. Prosecutor Paul Graves argued that Joy made no proactive effort to exercise due diligence.
"The bottom line is I don't believe you," Judge John Kennedy told Joy.
The victim's mother said the first year after the molestations were rough. Her daughter was emotional, timid and unable to spend the night in her own bed. Joy had groomed the girl to be his victim, she said, showering her with gifts and taking her on special trips to the park. Conversely, Joy treated the girl's younger brother with disgust. Today, both children have worked through what occurred and are moving forward.
"We have successfully rebuilt her confidence," the mother told Joy. "She knows what she did was not her fault. My reaction is to keep my family thriving. You messed with the wrong mother."
After sentencing, the couple recalled that first confrontation with Joy, when the father nearly killed him. The father remembers having just returned from the police station and standing in his driveway with his shotgun when Joy pulled up in the silver Corvette he proudly told people had previously belong to Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The woman remembers hearing her husband cock the gun, and then frantically summoning police to the house.
"I said, 'Tell me something, what makes you think you could mess with my kid?,' and then shot a hole in the Corvette's frame," the father said. Joy raised his arms in the air and told him, "My life is over, but you've got a family to think of." Moments later, nine patrol cars pulled up and both men were taken into custody. The father was released about four hours later, he said, partly because he never pointed the weapon at Joy, despite his stated intent to kill him.
Jeffrey Damon Thorn
July 30, 2010
About four hours after a Dallas police officer was nearly caught by a colleague in the act of sexually assaulting a woman while on duty, he raped another woman about three miles away, according to an affidavit for arrest warrant. Jeffrey Damon Thorn, 26, who was fired on the day he was arrested on an aggravated sexual assault charge in the first case, was rearrested this week on a sexual assault charge in the other case. Thorn’s attorney said his client maintains his innocence.
The latest alleged victim, 36, came forward after hearing about the first arrest in the news. In both cases, Thorn is accused of telling the women he would take them to jail unless they performed sex acts with him. "Could we have identified this officer in a timely enough manner to have prevented the second assault?" Dallas Police Deputy Chief Michael Genovesi asked Thursday. "I don't believe that's possible."
Genovesi said that's because when plainclothes officers spotted a marked squad car under suspicious circumstances and went to investigate shortly after midnight June 25, 2010, the officer (pictured left) sped away without his headlights on. Officers were unable to see the license plate, and the 35-year-old woman who had been seen near the car also had left separately.
It wasn't until more than two hours later that officers tracked her down. She appeared to be somewhat intoxicated and wasn't fully cooperative. She told officers that another officer whose name she did not know had forced her to perform a sex act in the 3000 block of Cleveland Street near Forest Avenue in South Dallas.
The case was referred to Public Integrity Unit detectives, who several hours later determined through a GPS system which squad car was seen near the woman earlier. Thorn was placed on administrative leave and fired days later. Before his last shift ended, Thorn had struck again, according to police.
About 4:25 a.m., Thorn drove by a 36-year-old woman walking in the opposite direction in the 5100 block of South Second Avenue near Hatcher Street, the arrest affidavit said. He made a U-turn, stopped the woman and asked her why she was out walking. She said she had just been in an argument and was on her way to a friend's house and "he told her she was too pretty to be going through those things," the affidavit said.
The woman asked Thorn to check and see if she was wanted on any warrants, but she asked him not to arrest her if she was, the documents said. He checked and told her she did have warrants and that he would have to take her to jail. When she started to cry, "He told her if she had sex with him he wouldn't take her to jail." She agreed, and he drove them to a vacant lot, where they had sex, the affidavit said.
Thorn was being held in the Dallas County Jail on Thursday night in lieu of $25,000 bail. Thorn's attorney said his client is extremely upset by the allegations. "The allegations are that two prostitutes on the same evening were coerced into sex by him, which is extremely unlikely," the attorney said said. Both women have Dallas County criminal records that include drug and prostitution charges.
In the first case, the conversation between Thorn and the woman was recorded on the cruiser's in-car audio system. The defense attorney said detectives told him they also have audio evidence in the second case. But he said he has not heard the audio in either case. "Apparently the most important evidence – since the credibility of two prostitutes is not too good – would be the audio evidence," the defense attorney said. "That's going to be the crucial piece of evidence." Thorn, who lives in Garland, is married with two children, ages 4 years and 7 months.
Thorn is originally from Lufkin and spent time living in Jackson, Miss., according to the personal statement he wrote as part of his police job application. "The proper role for a police officer in my opinion must have certain traits or characteristics in a society," he wrote. "These traits are leadership, courage, friendliness, and most of all honor and respect." Dallas police officials said they have reviewed his application and determined there was nothing that should have precluded him from being hired. He also did not raise any red flags during his time in the academy or during field training, officials said. In application documents, Thorn admitted to eight traffic violations over seven years.
He was hired in December 2008 and later assigned to the southeast patrol division. Police are asking any other women who believe they may have been assaulted to call the Dallas Police Public Integrity Unit at 214-671-3265. "With the news stories that come out, we are definitely encouraging any other [people] that may have been a victim of Thorn to absolutely please come forward," said Assistant Chief Vince Golbeck, commander of the patrol bureau.
Dorian B. Curry
August 13, 2009
Law enforcement Park Ranger Dorian B. Curry, 31, was arrested Monday, August 10, 2009 by Alaska State Troopers on two felony counts of sexual assault. The District Attorney's office is expected to present the case to a grand jury on Friday, August 14, 2009. The state alleges Curry had sex with the two women on separate occasions near Gustavus. The victims were both sexual assaulted in Glacier Bay National Park. In both cases they were coworkers of their alleged attacker, Dorian Curry. Both were with Curry when each passed out drunk before being violated by Curry, according to court documents summarizing the charges.
The National Park Service contacted the state troopers in mid-July 2009 after conducting an internal investigation into the sexual assault of the two park employees. "Once it became apparent that there was some kind of potential illegal behavior actually taking place, that's when they contacted us," state trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said.
One victim told investigators that she had drank alcohol on July 4, 2009 until she blacked out, according to court documents. She told investigators that she woke up on the floor next to Curry (pictured left) on July 5th and said her groin hurt like she had had "rough sex." Curry admitted to her that they had sex, and obtained a morning after pill for her, according to court documents. The victim told investigators she was not aware that Curry was having sex with her after she passed out.
Authorities uncovered allegations of another incident, which occurred in 2008 under similar circumstances. As a result of the July 2009 case, Investigators looked into the allegations of sex assault in 2008. The victim in this case alleged that Curry had intercourse with her while she was passed out after a party at the park lodge in Bartlett Cove on Sept. 1, 2008. She said she went to Curry's house with several other park employees and woke up the next day in bed with Curry with no pants or underwear on and a used condom on the bed, according to court documents. She confronted Curry, who denied having sex with her.
Two witnesses said they watched Curry carry a passed out woman into his bedroom. Troopers interviewed the defendant's former roommate, who said he witnessed Curry pick up the victim while she was passed out and take her into his bedroom, according to court documents. A second witness said the victim had been drinking a lot and passed out on the floor before Curry picked her up and dragged her into his room to have sex with her. Curry later admitted to troopers that he had sex with both alleged victims, according to court documents.
As the investigation proceeded, Curry was put on administrative leave with the park service and his law enforcement commission was suspended, according to a press release. The federal agency is taking steps to terminate his employment. A law enforcement ranger has a variety of duties at Glacier Bay National Park, from monitoring possible fishing violations to backcountry patrols. Seasonal rangers are required to go through a special National Park Service law enforcement academy. Curry is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.
The felony charges are each punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Curry, who has been living in Washington when not working in Alaska, is being held in the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on $20,000 bail.
This is not the first law enforcement official in Alaska to be arrested this summer on charges of sexual assault. Anchorage Police Department officer Anthony Rollins (see below) was arrested last month for allegedly sexually assaulting six women over the past three years.
August 13, 2009
Anchorage police officer Anthony Rollins stands accused of sexually assaulting six women while on duty. Rollins, 41, a 13-year veteran of the department, was suspended April 16, 2009. He was arrested on July 15, 2009. Rollins was indicted by a grand jury last month on multiple charges of sexual assault and other offenses. He pleaded not guilty to 14 felonies and six misdemeanors. The authorities allege he assaulted six women over a span of three years. Police say there could be more victims.
A judge has ordered Rollins be provided with an attorney at State expense. To qualify for a free lawyer in Alaska, the accused has to be an "indigent person" with few assets and little income, according to state law. The lawyer Rollins initially hired dropped out after realizing how much work was involved and how unlikely it would be for the officer to pay him. Rollins would be paying attorney's fees at $250 to $500 an hour, plus money for experts, independent investigators and voluminous court documents and evidence. "At this point, I think the case is large and complex enough that Mr. Rollins is going to need appointed counsel," the lawyer said.
State Prosecutors are unhappy with the judge's decision to provide a court-appointed attorney to Rollins (pictured left). Assistant District Attorney Brittany Dunlop filed a motion asking for a hearing to review Superior Court Judge Philip Volland's decision. She said suspended officer Anthony Rollins and his wife own housing and land valued at more than $1.1 million. No date has been set for a review of whether a free lawyer in justified. Rollins remains in the city jail pending a bail hearing Friday. The prosecution wants the judge to keep bail set at $100,000.
Besides the property, the motion noted that Rollins was making at least $35 an hour, with about $70 an hour for overtime. Rollins' wife, Denise Rollins, is also an officer with the Anchorage Police Department. Rollins and his wife own their Anchorage home and two rental properties, a four-unit building in Fairview and another four-unit building in Muldoon. They also own a tract of land worth about $140,000, according to a database of public records. The officer's court-appointed lawyer told the court that Rollins owes more on the houses than they are worth.
August 11, 2009
STREATOR, Illinois -- A veteran Streator police dispatcher remained jailed Tuesday near the Wisconsin Dells on a charge that says he raped a teenage neighbor boy at his vacation home. Kevin Yuhas, 42, who is charged with sexual assault of a minor, must post $75,000 to be released.
Streator Police Chief Jeff Anderson said an employee in such circumstances would be suspended without pay. Yuhas was arrested in Lyndon Station, 10 miles northwest of Wisconsin Dells, last week after Juneau County Deputy Detective Shaun Goyette interviewed the boy. Hospital employees in Baraboo alerted police to the possibility of rape.
Goyette said in his arrest report that the boy was invited on July 29 to Yuhas' (pictured left) summer trailer, where they played cards, watched movies and drank alcohol. The boy said Yuhas fell asleep after the assault, so he left, according to police. Police said Yuhas told Goyette he only remembers inviting the boy to his home and eventually felling asleep.
Yuhas, a communications training officer, has worked for Streator police for 20 years. He was named Dispatcher of the Year two years ago. He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 19 in Juneau County court in Mauston, Wisconsin. Yuhas could receive up to 40 years in prison and fined $100,000 if convicted.
Brian Kenneth Sawicki
August 10, 2009
A Santa Barbara Police Officer is facing several charges including indecent exposure. On August 10, 2009, two young girls were walking down a trail at Refugio Beach when they saw a man lying down and masturbating. The girls alerted a State Park Ranger who then chased after the suspect and arrested him. The state park ranger arrested 33-year-old Brian Kenneth Sawicki (pictured below center).Turns out, Sawicki is a sworn officer of the Santa Barbara Police Department. He faces charges of indecent exposure, annoying a child under 18 and resisting a peace officer. His bail has been set at $2,500.
June 3, 2010Updated!
CINCINNATI, OHIO - Retired Cincinnati police Lt. Jack Packett (pictured left) ended his career with a good record but now he's a felon and convicted sex offender who is off to prison for two years - a sentence his victim said in court Thursday is far too lenient. "I would like to see him get the electric chair but I know that's not going to happen," the developmentally disabled woman told Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Jerome Metz.
Packett, 67, of Delhi Township, was accused of forcing the woman to perform sex acts on him but accepted an April plea deal where he admitted to four counts of sexual touching and accepted a two-year prison term.
"I thought he was my friend," the victim told the judge. "I knew he was a police officer but then he hurt me. I feel I can't trust people any more. ... I cry sometimes when I think about where he touched me.
"I am worried that he will do that to me again," she continued. "I just don't want Jack to hurt me or anyone else again."
Assistant Prosecutor Gus Leon said he allowed the plea deal and agreed to the prison sentence partly because the victim would have had difficulty testifying as a witness if the case went to trial.
Packett, originally charged with rape and other charges that carried 70 years in prison, met the woman while working for Meals on Wheels.
August 7, 2009
CINCINNATI -- A retired Cincinnati police officer has been indicted on rape charges. Jack Packett (pictured above, left) of Delhi Township, was arrested July 30, 2009 on charges that allege he raped a mentally impaired woman. Court records indicated Packett, 66, forced the woman to perform oral sex on him and then sexually assaulted her on July 2, 2009. Packett admitted touching the woman in a sexual manner, according to court records. On Friday, a grand jury indicted Packett on six counts of rape and nine counts of gross sexual imposition. Packett was a lieutenant with Cincinnati police when he retired in 1991 after 25 years on the force. His records also show he earned commendation during his career as a police officer.
August 3, 2009
A Metro police officer has quit after 17 years following allegations that he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a child. Officer James Stackhouse joined the Metro Police Department in September 1992. He was a field training officer with the Hermitage precinct until last Tuesday, but his career as a police officer began to unravel Sunday night. Metro police said they informed Stackhouse of the allegations on Monday morning and that he submitted a one-sentence, handwritten resignation Tuesday, August 4, 2009.
"In the early morning of Aug. 3, 2009, Officer Stackhouse (pictured left) was called in and was presented with the allegations and was questioned or talked to about the allegations," said Metro police spokesman Don Aaron. "They were very serious, and a situation like this warranted his immediate decommissioning and the admonishment that disciplinary action would begin immediately."
No charges have been filed based on the investigation against Stackhouse. Sources said the facts of the investigation will likely be sent to the grand jury.
Stackhouse's personnel file shows a number of commendations and that he won Officer of the Month in 2006, 2008 and 2009. He has been disciplined twice, according to the documents, including a three-day suspension in 2006 for contacting a known felon that he met on duty to pursue a personal relationship.
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 & Domestic Violence
• Wife Killing Cops! - Part I
• Wife Killing Cops! - Part II
• Deputy Paul R. Kovacich, Wife Killer
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)!!)
• PA State Trooper Samuel J. Hassan, Murderous(March 15, 2009 Murder of Unarmed motorist. Previously shot and killed 12 year old African-American boy!!)
• 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
• Officer Pat Gonzales: Racist, Murderous Oakland Police Officer - 3 Killings
• Officer Hector Jimenez: Racist, Murderous Oakland Police Officer - 2 Killings
• 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
Oakland, CA Transit Cop Shooting
• Mehserle Makes Bail!!!(Updated May 18, 2009) January 1, 2009 Murder of Unarmed Black Man, shot once (1) in the back!!)
• Tony Pirone, B.P.D.(Mehserle Accomplice - Jan. 1, 2009 Homicide)
• Johannes Mehserle, Killer Cop(Oakland's New Year's (2009) Transit Killer Cop)
• The B.A.R.T. Shooting Investigation(The Investigation of Oakland's New Year's (2009) Transit Killer Cop)
• The B.A.R.T. Aftermath (The Oakland Riots New (2009))
• B.A.R.T. Police, Racism, Homicide(Video of The Oakland New Year's Day (2009) Transit Shooting )
Sexually Offensive Judges
• Judge Jack Gifford, Retired, Solicitation
• Judge Ronald C. Kline, Child Pornography
• Chief U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham, Solicitation
Judges of Interest
• James J. Marchiano, Corrupt Judge
• Stuart Hing, Corrupt Judge (Recent Appointment)
• Douglas E. Swager, Corrupt Judge
• Martin Jenkins, Corrupt Judge ("Uncle Tom")
• David Bernard Flinn, Corrupt Judge
• John T. Noonan, Corrupt Judge of the 9th Circuit
• Former Judge Ralph B. Robertson, Racist
• Judge Kenneth R. Kingsbury, Ret., Racist, Corrupt
• Corrupt Judges, Frame-ups & Graft
• Judges of the Regents of the University of California
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