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Charlotte rapist sentenced to decades in prison for 1993 attack uptown

A Charlotte man was sentenced to 32 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a female in uptown Charlotte in 1993.

Antonio Gaines, 52, pleaded guilty recently to second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree kidnapping, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

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Gaines and several other men kidnapped and sexually assaulted the victim in the 400 block of Caldwell Street on April 23, 1993, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in April after arresting Gaines in the Scotland County Correctional Center in Eastern North Carolina. Gaines was in prison after being convicted of a 2001 sexual assault.

In the 1993 case, police said they collected and analyzed evidence but were

Read more at: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article177307356.html

Rapist who escaped justice for three decades is released after just four years

She waited 30 years for justice, but rape victim Rachel Potter is today coming to terms with the fact that her attacker is once again free.

It took 30 years for the mum to find the courage to reveal that she had been attacked by her uncle, Raymond Daglish, when she was just 10 years old.

But thanks to Rachel’s bravery the rapist, who struck as he babysat his young niece, was convicted and jailed for eight years in 2013.

With Daglish behind bars the victim was able to slowly start rebuilding her life, free from the pain, depression and shame that had haunted her for three decades.

And Rachel, who feared the truth would rip her family apart, found a new confidence comforted by the support of her loved one and the knowledge that 12 complete strangers on a jury believed her.

But what had at first seemed like a long prison sentence for

Read more at: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/rapist-who-escaped-justice-three-13639372

Pedophile preyed on kids for four decades

BRADFORD – 

For 40 years, child molester Harold Leblanc, 74, has been sneaking in basements and bedrooms, lurking around backyard swing sets and pretending to be a friend to neighbourhood parents so he could grope their little girls, court heard on Friday.

It took one brave six-year-old girl who lived in his Innisfil neighbourhood to come forward last summer and break the silence.

Standing in the prisoner’s box, wearing handcuffs, head bowed low, his back to the parents of his victims sitting in court, he softly pleaded “guilty” to five counts of sexual assault for repeated assaults on six children aged five to 12 from 1974 to 2016.

“Can I touch it?” he would constantly ask one little girl whenever he caught

Read more at: http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/2017/06/19/pedophile-preyed-on-kids-for-four-decades

Pedophile ex-Bangor councilman sent to prison for decades …

Ex-Bangor councilman Phil Leone groomed a child too young to know anything about sex and made her his “sex toy,” according to a Northampton County judge.

Judge Paula Roscioli called the 67-year-old Easton man a “serious threat to the community” and sentenced him to 28 years and one month to 88 years in state prison.

He molested the victim repeatedly from the time she was 5 or 6 until she turned 11 or 12. She was 17 during the trial in March.

“Your behavior over these years is unthinkable, vile and disgusting,” the judge told him Monday. “You are a pedophile. You show no remorse. You are a serious threat to the community and you must be stopped. With my sentence today, that is exactly what I intend to do.”

The victim testified the abuse started while she and Leone watched movies together in his bedroom in Bangor. She was abused repeatedly

Read more at: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/slate-belt/index.ssf/2017/06/ex-bangor_councilman_sent_to_p.html

Pedophile ex-Bangor councilman sent to prison for decades

Ex-Bangor councilman Phil Leone groomed a child too young to know anything about sex and made her his “sex toy,” according to a Northampton County judge.

Judge Paula Roscioli called the 67-year-old Easton man a “serious threat to the community” and sentenced him to 28 years and one month to 88 years in state prison.

He molested the victim repeatedly from the time she was 5 or 6 until she turned 11 or 12. She was 17 during the trial in March.

“Your behavior over these years is unthinkable, vile and disgusting,” the judge told him Monday. “You are a pedophile. You show no remorse. You are a serious threat to the community and you must be stopped. With my sentence today, that is exactly what I intend to do.”

The victim testified the abuse started while she and Leone watched movies together in his bedroom in Bangor. She was abused repeatedly

Read more at: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/slate-belt/index.ssf/2017/06/ex-bangor_councilman_sent_to_p.html

I-Team: Suspected serial rapist arrested in sex assaults, some from decades ago

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County prosecutors say they have indicted a serial rapist.

Jamie Robinson, 38, was secretly indicted earlier this week on several charges including rape and kidnapping.

“His DNA matched three rape kits,” said Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Mike O’Malley. “The charges are involving rapes in 1994, 1998, and 2000.”

Prosecutors said they were concerned when they saw Robinson’s DNA matched three unsolved rapes and worked quickly to get him off the streets. He was arrested Wednesday and is being held in jail. He is expected in court next week.

The rapes happened on the city’s east side. Some of the victims were teenagers at the time.

“The three did not know each other, there was no connection between them,’ said Assistant County Prosecutor Rick Bell, who is handling the case.

O’Malley said the victims were notified this week of Robinson’s arrest.

“They are happy that these issues, the violence they suffered in the past is

Read more at: http://fox8.com/2017/03/30/i-team-suspected-serial-rapist-arrested-in-sex-assaults-some-from-decades-ago/

Accused child rapist kept a ‘perverse shrine’ to decades of abuse

A handyman at a trailer park in Pennsylvania has been arrested after four decades of allegedly raping and sexually abusing children, including sex acts involving a relative and youngsters he babysat.

William Charles Thomas, 58, of Morrisville, allegedly admitted to the sickening charges last week during interviews with investigators who launched a probe after getting a tip on sexually graphic writings found on a piece of plywood at Midway Village Trailer Park in Morrisville.

Thomas, who worked as a handyman at the trailer park, had been making renovations to the unit when the new owner spotted the handwritten description of “someone sexually assaulting two very young girls,” according to court documents obtained by The Post.

The girls, according to the affidavit of probable cause, were later identified as the daughters of former residents of the trailer park. But when investigators began searching Thomas’ trailer last week, they found an extensive, disturbing collection of

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/02/06/accused-child-rapist-kept-a-perverse-shrine-to-decades-of-abuse/