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Judge orders no contact with children for alleged pedophile

Friday morning a judge ordered Devin Watt to be held in jail on a $500,000 bond, and to not have any contact with minors under the age of 19.

Bellevue police arrested Watt on Thursday. According to court documents, prosecutors believe that Watt had sex with a child between the ages of 12 and 16. Watt is also charged with enticing a minor and having child pornography in his possession.

Watt is 45 years old. He is listed as being a resident of Plattsmouth, Nebraska.

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Serial rapist wins parole but will stay locked up, judge rules

Serial rapist Douglas Booker, 60, will remain locked up despite being granted parole after serving half of a 50-year sentence, the state’s appellate court ruled Thursday.

Booker was 34 when he tricked or forced his way into seven women’s homes and sexually assaulted them in Essex and Union counties in 1988 and 1989, according to the ruling and Star-Ledger archives.

Booker was about to be released in 2015 when the state successfully petitioned for him to be committed as a sexually violent predator, a designation for a person who has mental health problems that make him or her likely to reoffend.

A judge at the time said no treatment seemed to affect Booker’s obsession with sexual violence and the “kind of arousal [he suffers from] does not go away,” according to court documents.

The Appellate Division rejected his appeal of the 2015 decision on Thursday.

According to Star-Ledger articles at the time, between August of

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Judge: Accused serial rapist poses ‘uncontrollable’ danger

PEABODY — Mark Papamechail’s “propensity for sexual violence against women is uncontrollable,” a Salem Superior Court judge concluded this week. 

And it’s for that reason, Judge Timothy Feeley wrote, that there are no conditions that could ensure the safety of the public if Papamechail were to be released on bail.

The ruling, dated Wednesday, means Papamechail, 55, of 4 Stevens St., Peabody, will remain in custody while he awaits trial on rape charges, the latest in a 32-year history of similar sex offenses and other crimes. 

On Tuesday, a Middlesex County prosecutor, brought in because Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett once represented Papamechail, argued that Papamechail is simply too dangerous to release. 

Papamechail’s attorney, Mark Schmidt, tried to convince Feeley that his client could be monitored by a GPS bracelet and supervised by family members in Peabody if released.

But Feeley pointed to the details of the case itself as evidence that those conditions of

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Judge sentences Jacksonville baby sitter’s rapist to 30 years, sex predator status – Florida Times

A 28-year-old Ponte Vedra Beach man was sentenced to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty Thursday of raping a woman who was baby-sitting a 2-year-old in Jacksonville.

Judge Linda McCallum designated Travis Christopher Jakubowski a sexual predator after he was convicted of armed sexual battery and burglary with intent to commit assault, the State Attorney’s Office said.

Jacksonville officers were called to the woman’s Beach Boulevard home about 11 a.m. April 17 after a man forced his way in as she was baby-sitting, police said. Jakubowski attacked the woman with a knife and stripped off her clothes. The woman fought back, but Jakubowski sexually assaulted her, stole some of her belongings and fled.

The woman did not know who he was but provided a detailed description him, while neighbors reported seeing a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck with a

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Oklahoma lawmaker wants judge out for giving probation to man who raped girl, 13, at church camp

An Oklahoma lawmaker introduced legislation aimed at removing a judge who gave probation to a man who pleaded guilty to raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl at a church camp in 2016.

Rep. Mike Ritze, a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, introduced House Resolution 1025 Monday asking the state’s Court of the Judiciary to begin proceedings to remove District Judge Wallace Coppedge “for gross neglect of duty.” 

Ritze argues Coppedge failed in his duties as a judge when he

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/02/13/oklahoma-rape-probation-judge-removal/335783002/

Did a Judge Cut a Pedophile’s Prison Term Because He Claimed a 3-Year-Old ‘Asked’ to Be Raped?

CLAIM

A judge cut fifteen years off the sentence of a man convicted of lewd acts with a 3-year-old girl because the perpetrator claimed the child had ‘asked to be raped.’




FALSE

RATING

FALSE

ORIGIN

In December 2014, Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto was convicted of one felony count of sexual intercourse or sodomy of a child 10 years or younger, and one felony count of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14. The events in Santa Ana, Calif., that led to his conviction were described as follows, per local broadcaster ABC7:

On June 4, 2014, Rojano-Nieto was playing video games in the garage of his home when a 3-year-old girl he is related to wandered into the area. At some point, he became sexually aroused by the toddler, pulled her pants down and assaulted her, according to officials at the Orange

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Did a Judge Cut a Pedophile’s Prison Term Because He Claimed a …

CLAIM

A judge cut fifteen years off the sentence of a man convicted of lewd acts with a 3-year-old girl because the perpetrator claimed the child had ‘asked to be raped.’




FALSE

RATING

FALSE

ORIGIN

In December 2014, Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto was convicted of one felony count of sexual intercourse or sodomy of a child 10 years or younger, and one felony count of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14. The events in Santa Ana, Calif., that led to his conviction were described as follows, per local broadcaster ABC7:

On June 4, 2014, Rojano-Nieto was playing video games in the garage of his home when a 3-year-old girl he is related to wandered into the area. At some point, he became sexually aroused by the toddler, pulled her pants down and assaulted her, according to officials at the Orange

Read more at: https://www.snopes.com/sentenced-reduced-3-year-old-asked/

Thousands sign petition to remove judge who sentenced blind child rapist to probation

A petition to remove an Oklahoma judge who sentenced a convicted child rapist to 15 years of probation is gaining serious momentum online.

Benjamin Lawrence Petty, 36, was recently handed the lenient sentence by Judge Wallace Coppedge for a crime he committed while working as a cook at Falls Creek church camp in June 2016.

Petty, who is blind, allegedly told his 13-year-old victim that he wanted to show her a new type of device he brought to the camp to lure the young girl into his cabin.

Petty then “closed the door to his bedroom, tied [the victim’s] hands behind her back, pulled down her jeans, pushed her face down on his bed, and violently raped and sodomized her,” court records show.

Petty was arrested following

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Judge: Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Phoenix Diocese Can Move Forward

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled that a lawsuit can move forward against the Phoenix Diocese for an alleged cover-up of sexual abuse within the clergy.

The victim’s attorney, Robert E. Pastor of law firm Montoya, Lucero, and Pastor, said on Thursday that the ruling is a welcome step. His client will have the opportunity to seek justice for the sexual abuse he suffered as a child, Pastor said.

The civil suit is against the Diocese of Phoenix, the Salvatorian Order, and St. Mark’s Catholic Parish. Kerstin LeMaire of Maricopa County Superior Court denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges Phoenix priest Dennis Pecore sexually abused the victim as a child at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, where Pecore served

Read more at: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/judge-sexual-abuse-lawsuit-against-phoenix-diocese-can-move-forward-10099116

Jailed pedophile and his mom, 80, ‘ordered a hit on judge who convicted him’

Jailed pedophile and his mom, 80, 'ordered a hit on judge who convicted him'
Robert Anthony O’Hare plotted to assasinate the judge who jailed him (Credit: Lake County Sheriff’s Office)

A pedophile plotted with his mom to assassinate the judge who jailed him, it is claimed.

Robert Anthony O’Hare allegedly made a series of cryptic phone calls to his mom from prison where they talked about chatting to a man called ‘the rabbi.’

Girl suspended from high school for asking her girlfriend to promGirl suspended from high school for asking her girlfriend to prom

They also passed numbers back and forth over the course of a year, which, when deciphered, spelt out ‘ Kill Briggs – the surname of the judge who jailed him.

John Herell, of Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Florida told Read more at: http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/01/jailed-pedophile-mom-80-ordered-hit-judge-convicted-7280408/