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"The only good nigger is a dead nigger and they should hang you in the town square to prevent any other nigger from coming in the area."
-- July 2011 Statement by Oakland Public Schools Police Chief Pete Sarna, referring to an African-American police officer.
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Published: June 7, 2012 - Modified: June 8, 2012, 4:01 PM PST
Norwood, MA -- A Norwood man and former officer of the Westwood Police Department has been arrested and charged with rape and indecent exposure stemming from a year-long investigation, police said in a statement late Wednesday. Kevin M. McCarthy, of Norwood, was charged with two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 in Dedham District Court yesterday. McCarthy pled not guilty and was released on $5,000 cash bail, on the condition that he stay away and have no contact with the victim, abide by a curfew and report to Norwood Police within 24 hours of his release.
The following is directly from the Norwood Police statement:
"April 20, 2011, a female victim came to the police station reporting she was sexually assaulted overnight. She was in her vehicle parked on the side of the road when a male subject opened the passenger side door. The victim asked him to leave her alone and he replied that he was a police officer. He began to look through the vehicle asking the victim for drugs. She pleaded with the subject to leave, he refused and sexually assaulted her.
The victim told investigators that the suspect had two small dogs with him. She described her assailant as a white male in his mid-forties wearing dark clothing. She stated that the way the suspect spoke he sounded like a police officer.
Several weeks after this incident, Officer Andrew Jurewich was on patrol in the vicinity where that assault occurred. He observed a white male walking two dogs at approximately 3:30 in the morning. Officer Jurewich engaged the subject in conversation. This encounter was relayed to the investigating detective.
This case was investigated by Norwood Police Detective John Gover and members of the Sexual Assault Unit of the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. Additional physical evidence was developed linking the suspect to the incident. Through investigation it was learned that the suspect was formerly a Westwood Police Officer who was terminated several years ago. The suspect and victim are not known to each other."
McCarthy is due back in Dedham District Court on Aug. 16 for pre-trial conference, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.
Posted: January 6, 2012 3:44 PM PST - Updated: January 7, 2012 2:00 PM PST
New York -- Police in Queens arrested off-duty corrections officer James Robinson today and charged him with rape, assault and wrongful imprisonment. Details on the charges are still scant but a source tells us the charges are "domestic." Robinson, 52, is a 27-year New York City Department of Corrections veteran assigned to the investigations division, where he makes $84,772 annually. He has been suspended indefinitely without pay, the DOC tells us. The NYPD had nothing to share regarding the case when we called.
Posted: Fri. 1:18 p.m. PST, January 6, 2012 - Updated: Sat. 12:48 p.m. PST, January 7, 2012
with a Badge!
with a Badge!
Update (1-10-12): Arrest warrants now show us that Sean Horn is accused of having sex with a victim that was mentally incapable or physically helpless at the time. Prosecutors say that victim is an adult female family member.
Virginia -- Sean M. Horn (pictured below) who had been employed by both the Albemarle County police and the University of Virginia Police Department, was granted a $5,000 secured bond during a closed hearing Friday in the county’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, said assistant county commonwealth’s attorney Darby Lowe. The hearing was closed by Judge Dwight Johnson on a defense motion regarding concerns about pre-trial publicity, Lowe said. More details on the nature of the closure were not available, and no reporters were able to get into the courtroom to object to the closure.
Lowe confirmed that the alleged victim was an adult with some sort of domestic relationship to Horn. The state court system website says the court is the first stop for adults accused of committing felonies against children or members of their family or household. An arrest warrant charges that Horn, of Charter Oaks Drive, in Albemarle County’s Dunlora subdivision, committed the offense Thanksgiving weekend by having sexual intercourse with the alleged victim when the victim was mentally incapacitated or physically helpless. During his time with the county police, Horn, 42, was stationed as a school resource officer at Burley Middle School, according to police and school officials. Records indicate he served there for about seven years, ending in 2010, Byers said. Horn left the school resource officer assignment to go into the private sector, said county schools spokesman Phil Giaramita. He said school resource officers are not school employees.
Virginia -- A former law enforcement officer and current reserve deputy with the Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office was arrested on a rape charge Thursday night, according to the Albemarle County Police Department. Sean M. Horn, who has been employed by both the Albemarle County police and the University of Virginia Police Department, is currently being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, police said. During his time with the county police, Horn was stationed as a school resource officer at Burley Middle School, according to police and school officials. The rape charge was not related to Horn’s duties as a law enforcement officer, said county police Sgt. Darrell Byers.
Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding said in an interview that he delivered a letter to the circuit court clerk this morning that decommissioned Horn (pictured left) as a reserve deputy. Harding said Horn came to his office with a good background, and he cautioned against jumping to conclusions before more facts are known. “I’ve become aware of a little bit of the allegations,” Harding said. “And all I would ask ... is that we keep Sean and his family and all the others that are impacted by this event in our prayers. I would ask that we all give our justice system ... ample time to work through this and let all the facts come out until we reach a final conclusion. I’m certainly sorry it happened. I was quite shocked,” Harding said. “His background is good. He’s got a long career in law enforcement and he’s highly educated. I’m kind of anxious for this to come to fruition ... there’s a big difference between being charged with something and being convicted of something.”
Sgt. Byers said Horn was last employed by Albemarle police in February of 2010, but he could not immediately provide a start date. Byers said he could not provide further details about the charge against Horn, but he added that rapes and sexual assaults are underreported and encouraged victims to contact police regardless of who the perpetrator might be. A bond hearing for Horn will take place at 1:30 p.m. today in Albemarle County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, according to officials. Horn was sworn in as a reserve deputy in May of 2011, Harding said, adding that Horn had recently received an MBA and was contributing to strategic planning and fundraising efforts.
“Another Nigger fried. No big deal.”
-- April 16, 2011, Statement by New York City Police Officer Michael Daragjati, boasting of his false arrest of another African-American male.
Darby Township Rapist!
Posted: Sat. December 31, 2011 3:56 PM PST - Updated: Tues. January 3, 2012 11:16 AM PST
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (WCJB) – A former Darby Township police officer is facing some serious charges. Kevin Joseph Walker is behind bars after Delaware County prosecutors filed rape, sexual assault and other criminal charges against the former officer. According to the criminal complaint, Walker used his authority as a Darby Township police officer to coerce women into performing sex and sexual acts. The women accuse Walker of harassing and stalking them and say Walker committed some of the crimes while he was on duty and in uniform.
Walker is currently an elected state constable for the City of Chester. He was suspended with the intent to terminate this past July and is currently suspended without pay, pending the outcome of the charges.
Walker was arraigned Thursday afternoon and is now free on bail. He will be required to stay away from the victims. Walker’s wife turned in his personal weapons and he is required to turn in his badge, gun and other police materials by Friday.
Posted: 2:26 p.m. EST, December 21, 2011 - Updated:
A jailed Orange County deputy accused of molesting a disabled woman while on duty was granted a bond Wednesday and could soon be released from the Orange County Jail. Judge Deb Blechman granted Deputy William Martinez a $10,000 bond with conditions that he be placed on GPS monitoring once he bonds out, and must surrender any firearms and his passport to his employer. He is also not allowed to have any contact with the alleged victim, Blechman ruled. Martinez, 56, was arrested Tuesday by the Sheriff's Office. He is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation upon a disabled person, but those charges could be upgraded because he was carrying a gun at the time of the alleged incident. Martinez has been under investigation by the Sheriff's Office professional standard's unit since the woman reported she was assaulted Oct. 31. On Tuesday, Martinez was suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal case.
The woman told deputies Martinez (pictured left) went to her home between 2:30 a.m and 4 a.m. to check on her well-being. During that time, according to the woman, Martinez touched her breasts, buttocks and genitals through her clothing. "William Martinez, while on duty as an Orange County deputy sheriff and in his agency uniform, repeatedly touched [the victim] against her will while attempting to persuade an intimate encounter," according to Martinez's arrest report. The victim "repeatedly denied William Martinez's suggestions to help her take a shower or help her lie down in her bedroom… and although she repeatedly told him to stop touching her, William Martinez, did not," the report said. The woman told investigators she was afraid of Martinez because he had a gun.
Martinez joined the Sheriff's office in May 2008 and was assigned to patrol the northwest area of the county. He worked for the Apopka Police Department for 14 years before retiring as a sergeant in 2006, records indicate.
Captain Child Rapist!
Published: Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 3:21 a.m. - Last Modified: Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2:04 p.m.
LAKE WALES, Fla. | Pleading no contest to having sex with a teenage girl in 1985 may cost police Capt. James Lee Foy (pictured left) his job. Foy, 51, was placed on paid administrative leave from his $66,000-a-year job Dec. 6 by police Chief Chris Velasquez — the day his past was revealed in an Regional Media Group investigative story published by local sources. "Public confidence is critical in this profession," Velasquez said, "and we take it very seriously." The chief said Foy's future with the department is uncertain as he and other top officials look into the matter. No timetable has been set to complete the process. "We do everything and will do everything to ensure that confidence in us," the chief said. He took the action against Foy even though the chief described his performance in Lake Wales as "exemplary."
Foy was 24 years old and had been an officer with the Bradenton Police Department for three years when he pleaded no contest to a charge of having sex with a 15-year-old girl, according to local news reports from that time. Foy was also named Bradenton Police Department's Officer of the Year in 1984. Foy lost his law enforcement certification. But after the record of his conviction was later expunged, he regained his certification in 1990 and was eventually hired in Lake Wales in 1997. Foy's records were sealed in January 1988 by Manatee Circuit Court Scott Brownell and destroyed shortly after that by court order. Prosecutors did not object to that. Attempts to contact Foy for comment were unsuccessful. Meanwhile, the revelation about his past has prompted soul-searching in the department.
The Media Group investigative series centered around the way law enforcement misconduct cases are handled and included a look at officers who had multiple, sometimes dozens, of misconduct infractions but were allowed to keep their certification. Foy was one of the few who was able to regain his certification after losing it. Foy was able to go back to work as a police officer after the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission reviewed his case in 1989. Since no court records remained of his conviction, the commission couldn't legally deny him from holding a law enforcement job. Foy was recertified on Feb. 9, 1990.
On Dec. 8, David Smith, president of the Lake Wales Branch of the NAACP, sent a letter to State Attorney Jerry Hill asking whether Foy should be allowed to testify in court or live within 1,000 feet of a school, park or a bus stop. "We have got [Black] men who have gone to prison [on non-sex related offenses] and can't teach," Smith said of sex offenders. "They can't do anything." Even without an official record, Smith — a former Polk County sheriff's deputy — said the offense should still have bearing on whether Foy can serve in law enforcement. "The crime still happened," Smith said. "The fact is he came in contact with a 15-year-old. It's still in the mind. If it happened one time, it will happen again." Smith said that's the reason the sexual offender registration system was set up in 1997. Foy was not required to be on the register because the crime happened more than 10 years before that.
He joined the Lake Wales department on July 21, 1997, and has worked there ever since. Foy was promoted to a higher grade of police officer Aug. 23, 1999; to sergeant Jan. 15, 2006; to lieutenant April 8, 2007; and to captain Dec. 14, 2009. What his file did not contain was that he was arrested and charged in June 1985 with two other officers in a case involving sex with a 15-year-old girl. News reports said liaisons took place between October and December 1984 and were arranged by one of the other officers. Foy's personnel file from when he was hired did note that the Standards and Training Commission had revoked his certification in 1987, but it did not contain a reason.
The hiring record said he been released by the Bradenton department because he had lost his certification. A note in the file said "no cause for decertification." Bradenton police would only give the dates of his employment. The file also said he lost jobs with the Palmetto Police Department in June 1989, after being hired on Nov. 30. 1988, and the Hardee County Sheriff's Office on July 1, 1989, after nine days, but did not give any reasons. In the case of Bradenton and Palmetto, the background check noted that reasons for his dismissal were given verbally because they could not be part of a public record. No criminal history was found in checking with any of the departments he had worked for.
Foy was able to have his criminal record sealed and expunged in January 1988, according to news reports at the time, because he pleaded no contest to the charge and the judge withheld adjudication. Foy was sentenced on Sept. 19, 1985, to three years' probation, but Manatee Circuit Judge Thomas Gallen withheld adjudication, citing Foy's age and lack of criminal record. By withholding adjudication, the charge against Foy was dismissed when he completed the terms of his sentence. With no records of the case, he was able to regain law enforcement certification in February 1990 and serve as a full-time deputy sheriff at the Hardee County Sheriff's Office.
The 2nd District Court of Appeal in Lakeland affirmed the trial judge's decision in June 1986. The State Attorney's Office had appealed the sentence of probation, arguing Foy should have been sentenced to prison, especially because he was a police officer.
According to current state law, a record may not be sealed — even if adjudication is withheld — if a defendant is found guilty, pleaded guilty or pleaded no contest to a sexual offense, even if the crime doesn't mark that person as a sex offender. Also, under current Florida law, people who have criminal records expunged may not deny the arrests took place if they are criminal defendants or seeking employment in law enforcement, as a lawyer, as a teacher or with an agency that advocates for children, the elderly or the disabled. That law did not apply to Foy because of when the offense happened.
Published December 15, 2011 9:58 AM
Modified Wed, Dec 21, 2011 04:07 PM PST
DUBLIN, CA (WCJB) – A Bay Area sheriff’s deputy has been arrested for the off-duty rape of a woman in September. Contra Costa County prosecutors say 27-year-old Alameda County Deputy David Reta is charged with raping a woman in Moraga on Sept. 9. Reta was arrested when he arrived for work on Wednesday at the Dublin jail. He was released after posting $125,000 bail. Morage police Chief Robert Priebe says the Reta knew the woman and the deputy was off duty at the time of the incident.
Benson Escapes Justice!
Posted: Fri December 16, 2011 at 11:49 p.m. PST - Updated: Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:46am PST
California -- Former Anderson police officer Bryan Benson was handcuffed and taken to jail Friday after a Shasta County Superior County judge sentenced him to 364 days in jail for assaulting a Millville woman in his custody last year. Benson, 27, kept his head bowed as a bailiff put him in handcuffs (pictured above, center) the metal restraints clicking loudly and firmly in place behind him. Benson, then 25, was arrested last year on suspicion of sexually assaulting a now-25-year-old Millville woman he was taking to jail in an unmarked patrol car. The woman was not handcuffed after she was arrested on May 29, 2010.
Siskiyou County probation officials assigned to the case because of an apparent conflict of interest in the Shasta County department had recommended Benson (pictured left) receive 180 days in jail. But Superior Court Judge Cara Beatty said because he committed the crime while acting as a police officer it warranted the maximum punishment under a controversial plea offer Benson accepted in September. Beatty said Benson's actions were "a stain" on all hardworking law enforcement officers and his crimes fostered public cynicism and suspicion of law enforcement. "This is the worst kind of police officer there could be," Beatty said.
Benson also was placed on formal probation for three years. He faces three years in county jail should he violate its terms and conditions.
The victim's mother, who was sitting in the courtroom, let out an audible gasp as the sentencing was imposed. "To see him (Benson) in handcuffs was the ultimate," she said after court. "We (her family) just wished (the sentence) had been more." She is not being named, because that would identify the victim. Corrupt Justice™ does not identify victims of sexual assault. In June, the Millville woman filed a $10 million federal lawsuit against the city of Anderson and its police department. Benson is not named in the lawsuit because, it said, he has been fired from the police department and is bankrupt.
Although Benson faced life in prison had he been convicted of kidnapping and rape, prosecutors offered him a plea deal. They blamed an apparent loophole in the law and their fears they could not obtain a rape conviction against him because of that loophole. According to state law, someone who is in police custody can't be considered to have consented to sex with her captor. But District Attorney Stephen Carlton and Chief Deputy District Attorney Josh Lowery have said the loophole arose because the woman was not in jail custody at the time of the alleged rape. Instead, the alleged rape occurred outside an unmarked patrol car parked in a lot near the jail. That circumstance would have allowed Benson's lawyer to argue the act was consensual, they have said.
Carlton, who has been under fire by some for not taking Benson to trial on the rape and kidnapping charges, said after court it would be legally unethical for him to prosecute someone for a crime for which he did not think his office could win a conviction. "That's the bottom line," Carlton said "What he did is wrong, immoral and illegal, but I have a reasonable doubt about whether he is guilty of rape. I don't think we could have proven it, and neither does my staff." He said the alleged victim has credibility problems. For instance, he said, the woman, who was being taken to jail after being arrested on suspicion of DUI, maintained she was not drunk, even though her blood-alcohol level tested 0.14 percent. The legal driving limit is 0.08 percent.
In addition, Carlton said, she did not make her claims of rape during her initial questioning by officers when she was brought into jail, and it did not appear to him that anything was seriously wrong as he viewed the videotapes of her interview. "She seemed to be jovial," Carlton said, adding he believed his office was "lucky" that Benson pleaded no contest to the felony and misdemeanor counts. "I think that's all we could have hoped for under the circumstances," he said. Meanwhile, Carlton said the loophole in the law that prompted the plea bargain still exists, but legislators have said they will work to close it.
Benson, the son of a retired Redding police officer, was fired from the Anderson department in August 2010. He pleaded no contest in September to assault by a public officer, a felony, and soliciting a lewd act, a misdemeanor. He faced a maximum one-year jail sentence although he may serve only home confinement if deemed eligible by jail personnel. He also won't have to register as a sex offender because that is not a requirement of the misdemeanor to which he pleaded no contest. After Benson has served his sentence, he could petition the court to reduce his felony assault conviction to a misdemeanor.
Benson's family and his Gold River defense attorney quickly left the courtroom following Friday's sentencing and were not available for comment.
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POSTED: 8:35 pm HST November 16, 2011
Sex, Drugs & Patrol!
Sex, Drugs & Patrol!
UPDATED: 04:32 pm PST November 27, 2011
HONOLULU, HAWAII -- We have learned that an officer accused of raping a shoplifting suspect while he was on duty and in uniform plans to quit the Honolulu Police Department. A 47-year-old shoplifting suspect accused a Kailua patrol officer of raping her in the second-floor of the parking structure next to Longs Drugs Kailua on September 16. The officer, who’s been on the force for four years, told co-workers he had consensual sex with the woman while he was on duty and in uniform, police sources said. He also told fellow officers he flunked a lie-detector test, sources said.
The news came two days after one of the HPD’s highest ranking officers – already indicted for extortion -- was arrested in a federal drug raid at his home.
The officer -- who's on unpaid leave and the focus of an internal affairs investigation -- now plans to quit the police department, according to police sources. If he remained at HPD, he most likely would have faced administrative discipline such as a suspension or firing, police officers said. A deputy city prosecutor made an initial decision to decline to prosecute the officer, saying there was insufficient evidence to prove the victim did not consent to sex, according to Dave Koga, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office. But City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro will make the final decision about whether to bring a criminal case, Koga said.
The alleged victim has a criminal record and was arrested for shoplifting at Macy’s Kahala Mall the day after she reported the officer sexually assaulted her in Kailua.
Meantime, the search is under way for former Honolulu police officer Michael Tarmoun (pictured left in mugshot) who law enforcement officers fear may have fled to his native Morocco before being sentenced for sexually assaulting a prostitute in Waikiki. He faced up to ten years in prison when he failed to show up for his sentencing last month in circuit court.
Published Tue, 11:02 a.m. CST, December 13, 2011
Modified Tue, Dec 15, 2011 04:07 PM PST
MANHATTAN, NY (CRIMINAL COURT) — A police officer who found a fellow cop allegedly raping a 25-year-old teacher at gunpoint in an Inwood alley tossed the suspect's shield to the ground "in disgust," he testified Thursday. Officer Timothy Kraft and his partner allegedly found Michael Pena (pictured above, center) mid-attack in the back of a Park Terrace West building on Aug. 19.
"What the f--k are you doing?" the shocked Kraft asked before drawing his handgun and forcing Pena, 27, to the ground, the arresting officer said in Manhattan Criminal Court during a pretrial hearing. Seeing that the suspect had an NYPD-issued gun, Kraft asked if he was a cop and searched him for a badge. "I looked at his shield and I threw it to the ground in disgust," Kraft said. Police said the accused rapist had bloodshot eyes, smelled of alcohol and was admittedly drunk. Kraft's partner tried to speak to the alleged victim as other officers arrived to help arrest Pena, according to the details revealed at the hearing. The woman told police that Pena led her to the alley from a nearby subway station at gunpoint after he asked her where the No. 1 train was. He flashed his police weapon and said, "You're coming with me," before taking her to the isolated spot and raping her, she told police. Cops arrived after neighbors reported the alleged attack. Pena's attorney has argued no attack took place and that the alleged victim consented to sex. Thursday's hearing was held to determine whether statements made by Pena — including apparent guilt that he had "cheated" on his girlfriend — would be admissible at trial. The hearing was expected to continue through Thursday afternoon with several additional police witnesses taking the stand.
Published Tue, 11:02 a.m. CST, December 13, 2011
Aggravated Statutory Rape
Modified Tue, Dec 15, 2011 03:41 PM PST
A Memphis police officer, Ericck Cain, 25 (pictured below, right) has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Statutory Rape and Exploitation of a Minor by Electronic Means. Investigators say they were alerted on December 12th that Cain was involved in a sexual relationship with a minor. "MPD's Sex Crimes Bureau opened an investigation regarding the allegations. Investigators found that on January 26, 2011, 25-year-old Ericck Cain sent nude photographs of himself via email to a 14-year-old female. Investigators also discovered that in June of 2011, Cain and the victim were involved in a sexual relationship." Cain has been an officer since June of 2009 and is assigned to uniform patrol at the Mt. Moriah Station. Cain is currently relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation. "As Director of the Memphis Police Department, it is very disheartening to know that an officer has not only violated the law, but has also taken the innocence of a child. I will not tolerant this type of behavior from a member of my department and we will assist with the Attorney General's Office in the prosecution of Cain", said Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong."
Published: Tue, Dec 13, 2011 05:28 PM
Modified: Tue, Dec 15, 2011 03:49 PM PST
SMITHFIELD, N.C. -- Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell has fired four jailers, and a detective has resigned, after investigators discovered that several had shared sexual cell phone photos of themselves with co-workers. "Incidents of this nature are directly against the standards of excellence that I have established for employees of this office," Bizzell said, adding that the behavior "will not be tolerated."
Detective David Hildreth, a member of the department since 2008, resigned last week when he was called in for questioning, Bizzell said. Jailers Kim Batts, Cindy Brantley, Karen Massengill and Doug Haddix were all fired earlier this month. Haddix had been with the department since 2001; the other jailers had served for less than two years. Massengill wasn't involved with the photos but was "untruthful" during the investigation, Bizzell said. Haddix, Batts and Brantley shared the photos with employees who "felt it was inappropriate and were offended by it," the sheriff said. The offended employees then told a supervisor, who started an investigation that lasted two weeks.
Bizzell wouldn't say what the photos depicted, though he said they were "sexual in nature." Bizzell said the photos were stored on personal phones. He said the department has a policy on department-issued phones, but not personal ones. "This hinges on common sense," he said.
Posted: 8:03 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 - Updated: Wed Dec 14, 2011 04:25pm PST
Lavont Flanders Jr., 40, of Miami Gardens, (pictured left) and Emerson "Jah-T" Callum, 45 (pictured below, left) of Miami, were found guilty of a combined 32 charges against them. Miami, Fla. -- Two men, one a former police officer, were convicted in Miami federal court Wednesday of luring, drugging, raping and videotaping women to sell to pornography websites and stores, according to U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer. Lavont Flanders Jr., 40, of Miami Gardens, and Emerson "Jah-T" Callum, 45, of Miami, were found guilty of a combined 32 charges against them. Both are looking at up to life in prison when sentenced Feb. 16 before U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore. Flanders and Callum were charged with conspiracy, human trafficking and distribution of Xanax between May 2006 and February 2011.
Flanders, a former Miami Beach police officer who had more than a dozen aliases listed in court records, would pose as a female model online to entice aspiring models from around the country to come to South Florida for purported auditions. Seven women testified that once they provided their phone numbers, they were contacted by Flanders, who then claimed to be a talent scout for multinational companies such as Bacardi, Sony and Paramount Pictures, according to prosecutors. Flanders told the victims that he liked their "look" and offered them a supposed role at an audition in Miami. After the victims flew in, Flanders had them audition for a commercial that involved promoting and drinking different brands of alcohol while he filmed them, court records stated.
The victims' drinks were laced with benzodiazepine, a common date rape drug. Once the women were sedated, Flanders drove them to a Miramar warehouse. There, Callum had sex with the victims while Flanders recorded them. Flanders and Callum then edited, produced and sold DVDs of the sex acts over the Internet and to pornography stores and businesses across the country through their Miramar-based Miami Vibes Enterprises, prosecutors said.
State and federal investigators said at least nine women were victims, dating to 2006, and their stories were similar to that told by a Winter Park woman who showed up at the Hollywood police station on March 26, 2007, alleging she was drugged and assaulted on the beach. Investigators said the women were never paid. Defense attorneys in the state cases claimed the women involved all signed releases showing they knew they were there to film pornography. The videos also contain footage of the women denying they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they said.
Most of the state charges against Flanders and Callum were dropped in July, so the evidence could become part of the federal indictment, Broward prosecutors said at the time. Days after state prosecutors dropped most of the criminal charges against Flanders, he filed a lawsuit against Miramar officials and detectives, claiming false arrest. According to court documents, Flanders was seeking $15,000 in damages from the city, saying the 2007 arrest caused him to lose his job as a Miami-Dade Transit bus driver and lose a discrimination lawsuit.
In Callum's online biography, he went by the name Jah-T and was proclaimed one of South Florida's fastest-rising porn stars. A former drama school student in Kingston, Jamaica, the adult entertainer charged a $500-per-session fee and was available for "private dates" for $175 an hour — ladies only, according to the website. Jah-T's name and his naked image adorn the covers of dozens of adult DVDs with titles such as "Jamaican Stallion" and "Miami's Nastiest Nymphos 1-5." According to the bio, the man with the word "Crunk" tattooed across his buttocks had performed with more than 100 women in porn movies. "Jah-T has revolutionized his brand of adult entertainment!!" trumpeted the online biography.
December 4, 2011
A Concord man and former Alameda County sheriff's deputy was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for molesting one of his daughters throughout her childhood. John Eric Freeman, 53, of Concord, pleaded guilty earlier this year to three counts of child molestation in exchange for the three year sentence handed down in Contra Costa County Superior Court this afternoon after hearing emotional statements from his four daughters and ex-wife. Judge Brian Haynes said Freeman would be paroled for five years after his release from prison and required to register as a lifetime sex offender for the repeated sexual abuse of his daughter, which was initially reported in 2002.
Freeman, wearing a plaid shirt and black jeans, faced his family members as they addressed him from across the courtroom today. "You could have been such a better person, a better father, a better man, but you chose to be a coward and give in to your sexual perversions," said Freeman's ex-wife and mother of the victim, who said she first learned of the abuse in 2002. "The damage you have caused will last our lifetime."
She and others who spoke during today's sentencing noted that Freeman had been molested by his own father as a boy. "I was forced to grow up when I was a child - I was forced to think of how I could protect my baby sister from a monster when I was nine years old," said the victim, addressing her father today. "I could've chosen to be like you, I could've chosen to be a monster, I could've chosen to be the victim of my situation, but I didn't, and it's a choice that you could've made."
After handing down the sentence, Haynes shared some words of encouragement with the defendant's family members, including the victim and her step-sister, who said she was also raped by Freeman as a child. The judge condemned Freeman's acts as "disgusting" and "downright creepy" and said he had dishonored his former role as a law enforcement officer. "You spent many years as a police officer investigating theft offenses...what you did, you tried to steal someone's humanity - how dare you do that!" Haynes said, pointing at the defendant.
Freeman did not look at his ex-wife or daughters as he was handcuffed and led out of the courtroom.
Deputy District Attorney Paul Graves, who prosecuted the case, said in 2008, Freeman was charged in a police sting for attempting to make sexual contact with a minor, for which he served three months in jail. The same year, Freeman was investigated but never charged for the reported statutory rape of a 16-year-old while he was on duty as a sheriff's deputy, Graves said.
Published: June 7, 2012 - Modified: June 8, 2012, 4:01 PM PST
NORFOLK, Va.POQUOSON, VA — A judge Thursday denied a request from prosecutors seeking the personnel file of a former police officer accused of multiple sexual offenses against a minor. The ruling was in response to a motion filed by the Hampton Police Division that sought to keep the file confidential.
Steven McGee, 30 (pictured left in mugshot) was arrested in November and charged with the rape of a victim less than 13 years old, aggravated sexual battery of a victim less than 13 and three counts of violating a child less than 15. Virginia State Police launched an investigation last fall after the Department of Social Services received a report that a girl had allegedly been sexually assaulted by McGee. McGee was a police officer with the Poquoson Police Department for three years. He resigned the day he was arrested.
During the hearing Thursday, special prosecutor Wendy Alexander said McGee worked for the Hampton Police Division and the Newport News Sheriff's Office before working for Poquoson. She said that during his time with Hampton Police there was some kind of personnel action taken against him for an alleged "incident involving a female." Alexander subpoenaed McGee's personnel records at the Hampton Police Division to get more details of the incident. She said the incident might be used as evidence during sentencing if McGee is found guilty.
Jeffry Sachs, deputy city attorney for Hampton, argued the records should not be released because they are protected under federal and state case law that treats personnel files as confidential. "I'm sure if there had been something in this man's past that was of concern he wouldn't have been a police officer with the Poquoson Police Department," Sachs said. Alexander argued that "just because the Hampton Police Department didn't give him a bad recommendation doesn't mean there's nothing in the records the commonwealth can't use."
Substitute Circuit Judge R. Bruce Long said that under some case law the fact that there was a reprimand and the basis for the reprimand could be used in the sentencing, but case law prohibiting the release of personnel files was very clear in stating that the file could not be released. McGee is scheduled for a jury trial in August.
Posted: November 17, 2011 | 7:13 pm PST - Updated: November 20, 2011 | 02:37 PM PST
NORFOLK, Va. – Court records show a Poquoson police officer has been charged with raping a girl less than 13 years old. Virginia State Police have declined to say how old the girl is. The victim reported the alleged crime to Social Services on October 4. State police said in a news release the girl was interviewed by a nurse at the Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters, where she was able to describe several assaults in detail. State police investigated the allegations after being contacted by the Department of Social Services. Authorities say the victim was not random. "The victim was known to the suspect," stated Sgt. Michelle Anaya with Virginia State Police. Officer Steven McGee is accused of raping a juvenile girl on several occasions.
It was not immediately clear whether the arrested officer, Steven McGee (pictured above, left, in mugshot) had hired an attorney. A court date to appoint counsel was set for Tuesday. Poquoson Police Chief Cliff Bowen said McGee worked for the department for three years as a patrol officer. The police chief told media sources that McGee was a firearms instructor and that he was not involved in any children's programs through the police department. A statement from Bowen said, "He is no longer employed by this agency." McGee resigned Thursday.
Posted: November 24, 2011 | 9:43 pm MST
Detain Zane Nixon!
Updated: November 28, 2011 | 02:14 pm PST
Police have arrested the man they suspect groped at least eight women in the Parkland area. Authorities say he has worked as a Pierce County juvenile detention officer for the past 10 years. Zane Lensie Nixon, 35 (pictured left in composite) was arrested Wednesday night when Pacific Lutheran University security guards identified him as the man they had seen in a sketch. He is suspected of assaulting several women in that area from Oct. 30 to Nov. 20. The attacks happened while the women were walking alone.
"He'd go up behind girls, or walk alongside them, and grab them and grab their buttocks or grab their breasts, or run his hand up under their dress," said Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office. "We knew the frequency was becoming more often and he was escalating so we're happy we got him in custody without anybody being seriously injured or hurt." Nixon is being held at the Pierce County Jail on one charge of second-degree rape, two charges of indecent liberties and seven counts of assault with sexual motivation. Troyer said investigators are looking into his work at the juvenile detention center to determine if any inappropriate behavior happened there.
Posted: 11:37 AM EST, Tue November 22, 2011
Updated: 04:15 PM PST, Thurs. December 1, 2011
Washington, D.C. (WCJB) -- A federal airport screener (pictured left) has been charged with sexual assault after he allegedly assaulted a woman near his home in Manassas, Virginia, police said Tuesday. Police said Harold Glenn Rodman, 52, was wearing a uniform and displayed a badge at the time of the attack. Rodman is a Transportation Security Administration officer at Dulles International Airport, the TSA confirmed. He has been removed from security operations pending the investigation.
According to Prince William County, Virginia, police, a 37-year-old woman and her friend were walking in a Manassas neighborhood when a man who was unknown to them approached, displayed a badge and then sexually assaulted the woman before fleeing on foot. Police responded to a call at 3:25 a.m. Sunday and, while canvassing the neighborhood, noticed a man matching the attacker's description exit his home at 10598 Winfield Loop (Bull Run) police said. The man was arrested in connection with the incident, police said. Rodman is charged with abduction with intent to defile, aggravated sexual assault, forcible sodomy and object sexual penetration.
A TSA spokesman said the TSA is working closely with police on the case. "TSA holds its personnel to the highest professional and ethical standards, and investigates all allegations of misconduct," TSA spokesman Greg Soule said. "The disturbing allegations against this individual in no way reflect the work of the more than 50,000 security officers who every day ensure the security of the traveling public."
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