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Parole denied for accused 1993 serial rapist who can’t be charged

JACKSON, MI – A Jackson prisoner who cannot be charged in connection with a series of sexual assaults from the 1990s due to statute of limitation restrictions will stay in prison for now.

The Michigan Department of Corrections parole board denied parole for Ozzie Worthey, currently in prison for a felony drunk driving charge, MDOC spokeswoman Holly Kramer said.

He will be eligible for another parole board review in January 2019.

Worthey, 51, is believed to have committed a series of sexual assaults in Jackson in 1993 after police connected DNA evidence from five teenage sexual assault victims to Worthey, according to a statement from one of his alleged victims.

The Citizen Patriot and MLive typically do not publish names of sexual assault or abuse victims.

“I hope the parole board decides to keep him for his maximum sentence on the DUI because I get the feeling that’s the only punishment he will ever

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Convicted rapist charged with having child porn



An Oxford Township man who’s on the Sex Offender Registry for life faces several new charges in connection with child pornography following an investigation by police.

Scott Edward Lutze, 33, has been charged with five counts of possessing child sexually abusive material, two counts of production of child sexually abusive material and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime. He was arraigned Feb. 14 in Rochester Hills 52-3 District Court and will be charged as a habitual offender.

Lutze alleged downloading of child sexually abusive material from the Internet launched an

Read more at: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20180215/convicted-rapist-charged-with-having-child-porn

Minnesota man, charged with attacking ND priest, calls him a rapist at court hearing – TwinCities.com

TOWNER, N.D. — A Minnesota man charged with attacking a rural North Dakota priest last month referred to the victim as a rapist during a court hearing Thursday.

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Chad Legare, 42, of Alexandria, Minn., is accused of attacking a North Dakota priest, the Rev. Robert Wapenski, in January 2018. (Forum News Service)
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A North Dakota priest, the Rev. Robert Wapenski, was allegedly attacked in January 2018 by Chad Legare, 42, of Alexandria, Minn. (Forum News Service)

Facing three felonies, including attempted murder, Chad Legare of Alexandria, Minn., appeared in North Dakota’s McHenry County District Court hours after deputies extradited him.

Legare, 42, did not enter a plea, but answered a question about whether he posed a threat to anyone if he were released on bail.

“As long as John Doe didn’t rape any other

Read more at: https://www.twincities.com/2018/02/09/minnesota-man-charged-with-attacking-n-d-priest-calls-him-a-rapist-at-court-hearing/

Alleged pedophile charged with rape, dildo possession

A welfare centre founder was charged at Ampang Court here today with nine sexual offences including rape of a minor and possession of pornographic material.

Zahari Alwi, 56, claimed trial at three separate courts to two charges of rape, three charges of molest, one charge of outraging modesty and three charges of possession of pornography including a fake penis.

On the first two charges, he allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl at two welfare centres in Keramat, Kuala Lumpur between 2016 and August 2017.

He faces Section 376(1) of the Penal Code read with Section 16 of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017, which carries a maximum 20 years jail and whipping on conviction.

On three other charges, he allegedly molested the same victim and another girl aged 10, in the living room of the two centres, between December 2015 and 2016.

The charges framed under Section 354 of the Penal Code carries a maximum

Read more at: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/410910

Rapist charged in random roadway shootings

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif.– Charges have been filed after a string of random shootings that occurred along highways and rural roads in Fresno and Madera counties late last year, reports CBS Fresno affiliate KGPE-TV.

Authorities say 42-year-old Jorge Javier Gracia, of Kerman, California, is responsible for 10 shootings in November and December of 2017. 

Two people sustained minor injuries from shattered glass in one of the shootings. Another person was hit by a bullet and sustained minor wounds, police say.

A criminal complaint alleges five felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, as well as allegations that Gracia personally used a handgun while committing the offenses.

Gracia was previously convicted of the two offenses of rape in 1997 and assault with intent to the commit rape in 1999.

If convicted, Gracia could face a sentence of up to life in prison. He is currently in custody at the Fresno County Jail. 

A crime stoppers reward

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fresno-california-convicted-rapist-charged-string-roadway-shootings/

Fresno, California: Convicted rapist charged in string of roadway …

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif.– Charges have been filed after a string of random shootings that occurred along highways and rural roads in Fresno and Madera counties late last year, reports CBS Fresno affiliate KGPE-TV.

Authorities say 42-year-old Jorge Javier Gracia, of Kerman, California, is responsible for 10 shootings in November and December of 2017. 

Two people sustained minor injuries from shattered glass in one of the shootings. Another person was hit by a bullet and sustained minor wounds, police say.

A criminal complaint alleges five felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, as well as allegations that Gracia personally used a handgun while committing the offenses.

Gracia was previously convicted of the two offenses of rape in 1997 and assault with intent to the commit rape in 1999.

If convicted, Gracia could face a sentence of up to life in prison. He is currently in custody at the Fresno County Jail. 

A crime

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fresno-california-convicted-rapist-charged-string-roadway-shootings/

Sexual predator charged with another assault

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MORRISON – A 43-year-old convicted sex offender is being held on $500,000 bond, accused of another sexual assault.

Jamie Ray Byrd of Sterling was arrested at 3:50 p.m. Monday on a warrant charging him with criminal sexual assault of a child 13 to 17, which carries 6 to 30 years in prison, Lt. John Booker said in a news release.

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He has a hearing this afternoon.

The arrest was the result of a Whiteside County Sheriff’s investigation; no further details were provided, and Booker could not be

Read more at: http://www.saukvalley.com/2018/01/23/sexual-predator-charged-with-another-assault/a54w15u/

Top 10 of 2017 – No. 2: Guard charged as ‘serial rapist’

NEWS-ITEM FILE PHOTO Pennsylvania State Police troopers escort rape suspect John Kurtz, 43, of Shamokin, to the Milton office of District Judge Michael Diehl on Dec. 18.

NEWS-ITEM FILE PHOTO Pennsylvania State Police troopers escort rape suspect John Kurtz, 43, of Shamokin, to the Milton office of District Judge Michael Diehl on Dec. 18.

SHAMOKIN — The arrest of a man police call a serial rapist shocked the community and those who worked with the accused at SCI-Coal Township.

John E. Kurtz, 43, of 14 N. Eighth St., was charged Dec. 18 with 19 felonies and nine misdemeanors in connection with three rapes or attempted rapes that occurred in Northumberland County between Nov. 9, 2012, and April 23, 2017. The charges include burglary, aggravated assault, kidnapping and rape.

Kurtz, who was picked up by troopers while going to work as a corrections officer at SCI-Coal Township, was immediately suspended from

Read more at: https://www.newsitem.com/articles/no-2-guard-charged-as-serial-rapist/

Top 10 of 2017 – No. 2: Guard charged as ‘serial rapist’ – News-Item

NEWS-ITEM FILE PHOTO Pennsylvania State Police troopers escort rape suspect John Kurtz, 43, of Shamokin, to the Milton office of District Judge Michael Diehl on Dec. 18.

NEWS-ITEM FILE PHOTO Pennsylvania State Police troopers escort rape suspect John Kurtz, 43, of Shamokin, to the Milton office of District Judge Michael Diehl on Dec. 18.

SHAMOKIN — The arrest of a man police call a serial rapist shocked the community and those who worked with the accused at SCI-Coal Township.

John E. Kurtz, 43, of 14 N. Eighth St., was charged Dec. 18 with 19 felonies and nine misdemeanors in connection with three rapes or attempted rapes that occurred in Northumberland County between Nov. 9, 2012, and April 23, 2017. The charges include burglary, aggravated assault, kidnapping and rape.

Kurtz, who was picked up by troopers while going to work as a corrections officer at SCI-Coal Township, was immediately suspended from

Read more at: https://www.newsitem.com/articles/no-2-guard-charged-as-serial-rapist/

Shamokin man, guard at SCI-Coal, charged as serial rapist

MILTON — John E. Kurtz, 43, of 14 N. Eighth St., Shamokin, was charged this afternoon with multiple counts of aggravated assault, kidnapping, rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, burglary, sexual assault, stalking, simple assault and unlawful restraint in connection with multiple sexual assaults police have been investigating for more than five years.

A corrections officer currently assigned to SCI-Coal Township, Kurtz was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Diehl, with bail set at $1.5 million and Kurtz remanded to Centre County Prison.

Between Nov. 9, 2012,

Read more at: https://www.newsitem.com/articles/shamokin-man-guard-at-sci-coal-charged-as-serial-rapist/