Report Reveals Chilling Number of Cops Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

Source: thedailybeast.com 3/14/24 More than 1,800 state and local police officers were arrested on charges related to child sexual abuse in the U.S. between 2005 and 2022, a chilling investigation by The Washington Post revealed Thursday. In most of the arrests, the Post reported that victims were not related to or acquaintances of their abusers, with some children reportedly being assaulted by the very officers who were sent to help them after they fell victim to a separate sexual assault. The Post reported girls, aged 13 through 15, were the…

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Warden ousted as FBI again searches California federal women’s prison plagued by sexual abuse

Source: apnews.com 3/11/24 The warden of a troubled federal women’s prison in California has been ousted months into his tenure as FBI agents on Monday hauled boxes of evidence from the facility in an apparent escalation of a yearslong investigation that put a former warden and other employees behind bars for sexually abusing inmates. The federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed the leadership shakeup at FCI Dublin, saying in a statement that “recent developments have necessitated new executive employees be installed at the institution.” The agency wouldn’t specify what the developments…

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IL: Ex-Chicago police officer is sentenced to a year in prison for forcing woman to perform sex act in squad car

Source: currently.att.yahoo.com 2/27/24 A former Chicago police officer who forced a woman to engage in a sex act in his squad car in 2019 was sentenced to a year in federal prison, prosecutors said Monday. James Sajdak, 65, pleaded guilty in November to one count of deprivation of civil rights, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois said in a statement. He was sentenced Friday to the maximum allowed for the misdemeanor charge.   On March 5, 2019, Sajdak flashed the lights of his police vehicle at…

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FL: Florida human trafficking database with names and mugshots of perverts caught paying for sex VANISHES after lawmakers failed to agree to extend it

Source: dailymail.co.uk 1/10/24 Florida’s database with names and mugshots of people convicted of paying for sex suddenly disappeared on January 1, 2024. The Soliciting for Prostitution Public Database was launched at the start of 2021, and racked up a list of hundreds of offenders, according to ABC.  The Database mysteriously vanished on January 1, 2024, along with a message saying that ‘the section requiring the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to create and maintain the Solicitation for Prostitution Public Database stands repealed.’ Read the full article  

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OH: Ohio prosecutors broke rules to win convictions and got away with it

Source: npr.org 12/14/23 Ernie Haynes never imagined that taking care of his three grandsons after his daughter’s drug overdose death would turn him into a felon at the hands of a longtime Ohio prosecutor known to sidestep the rules intended to protect a defendant’s rights in criminal trials. A week after his daughter died in December 2017, the court granted temporary custody of the children to their biological father, a man Haynes said also struggled with drug addiction. When Haynes refused to give up his grandchildren, Wood County authorities arrested…

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OH: 2 police officers being investigated after telling a father his 11-year-old daughter could face child porn charges for sending images to a man online

Source: cnn.com 9/21/23 The police chief in Columbus, Ohio, is condemning an incident in which two officers told a father his 11-year-old daughter could face child porn charges for sending images to a man online. Chief Elaine Bryant said as soon as the department learned of the incident, captured on doorbell camera video, it “immediately reached out to the father to apologize, and to assure him that this matter was being fully investigated – both the actions of this officer, and more importantly, any crime committed against his child.” Bryant…

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GA: Georgia sheriff pleads guilty to groping TV Judge Hatchett

Source: yahoo.com 8/21/23 A Georgia sheriff pleaded guilty Monday to groping TV Judge Glenda Hatchett, who recalled being so stunned that she froze when the lawman grabbed and squeezed her breast at a hotel bar last year during a law enforcement conference. Bleckley County Sheriff Kristopher Coody pleaded guilty in Cobb County State Court to a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery and was sentenced to a year on probation, news outlets reported. He also resigned from the office he had held since 2017. “He so violated me, and at that…

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MA: Ex-Roman Catholic cardinal, now 92, is not competent to stand trial in sex abuse case, expert says

Source: news.yahoo.com 6/29/23 BOSTON (AP) — Former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not competent to stand trial on charges accusing him of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in Massachusetts decades ago, an expert for the prosecution says, raising doubts about the future of the criminal case against the 92-year-old. Prosecutors this week disclosed the findings of their expert to the judge, who will ultimately rule on the once-powerful American prelate’s ability to face charges that he abused the boy at a wedding reception at Wellesley College in 1974. McCarrick…

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CA: Former LAPD officer charged with sexually assaulting 4 children dies in custody

Source: ktla.com 5/22/23 A former officer with the Los Angeles Police Department who was charged with eight counts of lewd acts with a child after allegedly sexually assaulting four boys has died in custody, authorities announced Monday.   Paul ___, who had been taken into custody less than two weeks ago, was transported to an L.A. County medical center on May 20 for a pre-existing medical condition. The 46-year-old died while receiving treatment, officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told KTLA.  The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office…

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CA: Former Teacher Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Possession

Source: patch.com 5/15/23 ANAHEIM, CA — A former Anaheim elementary school teacher and high school wrestling coach pleaded guilty Monday to possessing child pornography. Richard ____, 45, of Anaheim, pleaded guilty to a count of possession of child pornography. ____ is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 18 in federal court in Santa Ana. ____ previously worked as a fourth-grade teacher at Crescent Elementary School and was a volunteer boys’ wrestling coach at Canyon High School in Anaheim, according to federal prosecutors. Read the full article  

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CA: Voters in Special Election Will Decide Who Will Replace Nathan Fletcher as Supervisor

Source: timesofsandiego.com 5/2/23 The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with a special election on Aug. 15 to fill the District 4 seat being vacated by Nathan Fletcher. The board voted 4-0 to advance a resolution, which will be formally presented at the board’s May 23 meeting, to call for the special election. Fletcher, who is in an out-of-state treatment facility, is planning to officially step down from his seat on May 15. Fletcher announced his resignation on March 29 after admitting to an…

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WV: Parole officer sexually assaulted victims on multiple occasions

Source: wvmetronews.com 4/21/23 PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — More information has come out about the disgraced parole officer sentenced for sexually assaulting a female officer. Anthony _______, 44, worked for the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a parole officer in Parkersburg. He admitted to forcing at least two victims into performing sex acts on him, this according to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia Will Thompson. Thompson spoke more to the details of the case and the sentencing while on MetroNews “Talkline” Friday. “He essentially used…

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CA: San Diego County Supervisors Call on Nathan Fletcher to Resign Immediately

Source: msn.com 4/12/23 The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday calling for the immediate resignation of Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, rather than waiting for his planned May 15 departure date. Fletcher announced his resignation on March 29 after admitting to an affair with a Metropolitan Transit System employee who is suing him for alleged sexual assault and harassment. He has denied the allegations. Chairwoman Nora Vargas introduced a non-binding resolution of no confidence in Fletcher for Tuesday’s special meeting and requested that Fletcher immediately resign. The…

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CA: San Diego County Board of Supervisors Call Emergency Meeting Urging Nathan Fletcher’s Immediate Resignation

UPDATE: San Diego County Supervisors Call on Nathan Fletcher to Resign Immediately 4/12/23   Source: nbcsandiego.com 4/9/23 The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday morning calling for Nathan Fletcher’s immediate resignation from office and pass a resolution of no confidence him, according to a release from Supervisor Jim Desmond’s office Sunday night. Desmond’s office reminded constituents that while the board does not have the ultimate power to remove Fletcher, the resolution would serve as a powerful statement for him to resign. Read the…

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CA: San Diego MTS board launches independent probe into Fletcher sexual misconduct allegations

Source: latimes.com 4/6/23 Elected leaders overseeing MTS call for public transparency with the inquiry into allegations that a former employee was sexually harassed by Nathan Fletcher and wrongfully fired. San Diego — Elected officials overseeing the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System announced Thursday they’re launching an independent investigation into legal allegations by a former employee that she was sexually assaulted by county Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and then improperly fired by the agency. The oversight panel also directed MTS staff not to provide any legal defense for Fletcher, who recently stepped down as…

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CA: How Much Did San Diego Pay While Nathan Fletcher Allegedly Preyed on Staff?

Source: nbcsandiego.com 4/5/23 It’s believed that Fletcher, a member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, will be paid as much as $26,000 while on medical leave prior to his resignation date of May 15 The now-disgraced San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who announced last week that he had stepped down as chair of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and planned on resigning from the county board in mid-May, will have to make do without a very expensive security detail and a very healthy paycheck. To date,…

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CA: ‘Resign immediately’ from San Diego board: Desmond calls on Fletcher to step down now, not May 15, amid misconduct accusations

Source: sandiegouniontribune.com 4/3/23 SAN DIEGO — San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond on Monday became the first board member to call for Nathan Fletcher to step down immediately, saying the accusations of sexual misconduct against the beleaguered fourth district supervisor detract from important county business. “While this is a pending civil case, it’s clear that Mr. Fletcher should end his County employment immediately,” the Republican supervisor said in a statement in his newsletter, noting that Fletcher will keep being paid his county salary and benefits for weeks while he is absent. ……

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NH: With guns drawn and loudly knocking on door, U.S. Marshals follow typical procedure to arrest registrant for not registering

Source: conwaydailysun.com 4/3/23 CONWAY – With guns drawn, U.S. Marshals Service agents arrested a sex offender at Millbrook Vill On Monday, the Sun spoke to Deputy U.S. Marshal Andrew Grillo about the arrest of Jeffrey ____, 29, of Canaan, at the apartments. “He was wanted out of Grafton County for failing to appear on an arraignment for failing to register as a sex offender,” said Grillo, … … Federal agents and Conway police surrounded the apartments located at 175 Grove St., shortly before noon on Thursday. The marshals approached the…

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