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WASHINGTON - Violence against women, domestic and sexual abuse are grim enough wherever they occur.
But in Indian country, according to accounts that have emerged from multiple sources over several years, the aftershock is often complicated by practical unpreparedness on the part of health care providers, jurisdictional limitations on police, and off-reservation doubts about the validity of referrals from tribal court and legal systems.
Now another shade of gray further complicates Native participation in a national sex offender registry that would let law enforcement know of a sex offender's presence in the often remote communities of Indian country. Congress has passed two laws that authorize national sex offender registries. One, the Violence Against Women Act, would establish a national tribal sex offender registry, as well as a related tribal registry of civil and criminal orders of protection issued by tribes and proximate jurisdictions.
The other national sex offender registry, under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, is not Native-specific and does not authorize a tribal orders-of-protection registry. But because it will assign tribal registration duties to states if Native governments and organizations do not respond timely to aggressive deadlines (so far federally unfunded), 198 tribes have agreed to establish their own registries. In addition, the Adam Walsh Act delegates implementation of the new law to Public Law 280 states - Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Oregon, California and Alaska - where tribes are held to have compromised certain jurisdictional powers under proceedings.
Suffice to say that still more than sovereignty is at stake. The national tribal registry of VAWA is necessary ''because administrative barriers delayed or prevented the inclusion of tribal data on the National Order of Protection Registry and National Sex Offender Public Registry,'' which in turn hindered all-important access to state-administered criminal information links with the National Crime Information Center, according to a joint publication of the National Congress of American Indians and Sacred Circle National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women.
''The effectiveness and credibility of any database [in this case, of registered sex offenders and subjects of court orders of protection] depends on the timely entry of information and the ability to keep that information current and correct,'' the publication states. ''Delayed entry or inaccuracies of information can place a Native woman at immediate risk.''
Virginia Davis, associate counsel at NCAI, summarized a situation that hasn't changed in its essentials since March 3, when she spoke at a meeting of the NCAI National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women.
''Unfortunately, the Adam Walsh Act basically tells about half the tribes in the country that if they don't comply with these really onerous mandates that are in the law - that, again, don't really make sense for tribal communities - if the tribes fail to comply with those, then all of the tribe's authority to track and register and manage sex offenders on tribal lands will be given to the state,'' Davis said. ''So it raises some serious sovereignty concerns and we're continuing to really struggle with the Adam Walsh Act.
''It's a really costly law for tribes to implement. No money's been made available for it. The law passed in July of 2006. And here we are now at the beginning of 2008. And basically, you know, when Congress passes a law, then it goes to the executive agencies to really kind of interpret it and give you details, the guidance or the regulations on how you're going to implement that law, and the Department of Justice still hasn't finished their guidelines for the Adam Walsh Act implementation. ... Those guidelines will have the force of law and the tribes will have to comply with them, and we don't even know what they are yet.
''So the Adam Walsh Act is becoming a quagmire, a real challenge for Indian country that I think we're going to keep talking about for the next couple of years.''
Tribes must comply with AWA provisions by July 7, 2009. On a showing of significant effort, two one-year extensions can be provided under the law.
Some states have objected to AWA as an unfunded mandate of the federal government. At the March 3 meeting Robert Moore, a councilman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, said tribal and state interests on AWA are evolving in a helpful way.
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RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A convicted sex offender is talking only with Eyewitness News about the law that would require his every move to be tracked electronically.
A Wake County judge is expected to decide soon whether he and others like him must wear a satellite waist belt and ankle bracelet even though they've finished serving their sentences.
Three men, all convicted more than once of child sex crimes, sat in the back of a Wake County courtroom Friday.
All are wearing a monitor on their belt and another on their ankle. And all three men are part of the recent law that forces some repeat offenders to wear satellite tracking devices.
Wake County Prosecutor Adam Moyers says the Legislature intended the law to be retroactive and include offenders who have already served their time and probation. The offenders say the law should not be retroactive.
Kyle Cornelius says it's keeping him from turning his life around. "When I go to work or something it starts beeping," Cornelius explained. "I might end up losing a job if this thing keeps beeping and stuff like that."
Cornelius was convicted of felony sexual assault in New Jersey in 1990. Fourteen years later he was convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor in Hoke County. He served a couple of years in prison and completed his probation. Then when the satellite tracking law took effect, he was forced to wear a device that monitors his every move -- including his lunchtime walk outside the courthouse.
At the same time, just a few blocks from the courthouse, Maureen Fontanes was taking an educational tour with their young daughters. She fears sexual predators and likes the tracking law unfair or not.
"Anything we can do to stop that kind of thing from going on or, at least the ones we know about, keep our eye on them - it's a good thing. Especially if they're back in the community," Fontanes said.
Fontanes hopes the judge will rule in favor of the most widespread use of satellite tracking devices because when it comes to repeat sex offenders she has now sympathy for repeat sex offenders.
Repeat sex offender, Kyle Cornelius expects that kind of response. "And, uh, but if you've done everything that you had to do and stuff, you know, going through the probation or whatever the case may be and if you know you're trying to do right or whatever then it shouldn't matter what anyone else says."
Wake Superior Court Judge Ripley Rand is expected to make his decision next week.
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03/28/2008 By Keith Hagarty
Earlier this month, a letter was sent home with students in the Ramtown section of town alerting parents of a registered sex offender living on Arlyn Drive.
The Township Council now wants to know if even more can be done to help spread the word about sexual predators living within the town's borders.
"He had been arrested three different times now for child endangerment," said Councilman Mike Howell. "(The flier) had a picture of the guy, his car description and his license plate."
There are three schools serving the Ramtown area: Ramtown Elementary School, Greenville School and Middle School South, all on Ramtown-Greenville Road.
The councilman asked if the town has the authority to institute a wide-scale notification initiative alerting township residents of specific registered sex offenders. It's important for the entire town, as well as the immediate surrounding community to be aware of specific details regarding any individual living in the area, according to Howell.
"That way if somebody's at softball or baseball practice with their kid, and they see this car, they can call the police department and say, 'hey, this guy's not where he's supposed to be,'" said Howell. "Truly, I don't care if we stomp on his civil liberties. I truly don't."
- And I'm sure you'd be willing to step on someone else's civil liberties any chance you get. You took an oath to uphold the constitution, which you apparently lied to get into office. When people like you start "stomping" on other peoples civil liberties, who is next on your list?
Howell further recommended the town post a detailed description and recent photograph of any registered sex offenders on the township's municipal television station, Channel 77.
However, while on a personal level, Councilman Angela Dalton agrees wholeheartedly with Howell's strong anti-sex offender stance, as an attorney, she said there are legal obligations the town must still adhere to regardless of any personal emotions on the matter.
- So what about upholding the Constitution? If it means nothing anymore, which is obvious, then why even have it? And when we no longer uphold this treasured document, we are then a fascist country!
"I think we need to make sure that there is not any kind of violation of civil liberties that could cause us to incur liability to trouble," said Dalton. "I believe there are different grades (of sex offenders) so the public can go on the Web, where there is a Web site where you type in your address, and it will tell you who they are and give you their names and a picture."
- So you say two different things above. So what exactly do you believe?
Dalton encourages concerned residents to take the reins and seek out information via the Web, explaining that broadcasting blanket sex offender notification cannot legally be initiated under the jurisdiction of the municipality.
"Don't just take it for granted that you don't live near someone who's a danger to your children," said Dalton. "I do believe that for the same reasons that we can't link that Web site from our township Web site, we can't broadcast those people even though that information was already out there. It's about how to access it, and I don't think we can do that on TV."
- I'd love to hear more about this.... What about all the other people out there linking to these web sites and reposting the information all over the web?
With the sex offender's name, photo and personal description already included in the schools' letter sent home with the students, Howell questioned why the township couldn't just follow the schools' lead and utilize the same exact information to notify all of the town's residents.
- Because it takes ton of money. If you want to find out about sex offenders, get off your a$$ and look on the web or go down to the court and look through the records.
However, notification from schools directly to its students and surrounding community members has different legal implications than a township-wide, municipally sponsored announcement, according to Township Attorney Ernest Bongiovanni.
"It (the schools' letter) wasn't coming from the township's official Web site or television station, which is a different form of media," said Bongiovanni.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Dalton worked as a law clerk where helped worked with various issues pertaining to the state's Megan's Law act and sex offender notification.
"The flier goes home to a group of students who live in a certain locality," she said. "It's my recollection that people who are within the immediate vicinity (of a registered sex offender) get actual letters from the police or schools. As you get further and further away from where this person is, you have less details and less ability to broadcast. I really don't think we can put it on TV."
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The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a complaint by a 17-year-old man that an officer felt between his naked buttocks on a street corner in broad daylight during a search, a police spokesman said this week.
Tredell Smith, 17, said he told investigators with the NOPD's Public Integrity Bureau that on March 11 an officer pulled his pants down enough to swipe between his buttocks with his hand.
At the time, Smith was handcuffed and facing a wall near the intersection of North Villere and Music streets, where he had been stopped in a car with two friends. Both Smith and Danielson White, a friend, were arrested and booked with possession of marijuana, crack cocaine and possession of firearms while in possession of narcotics. In later interviews, they both denied having guns or drugs.
White, also 17, who was also against the wall, said another officer pulled down his pants and underwear and also swiped between his buttocks. People on the street could see the officers' actions, he said, which he described as humiliating.
"He swiped like a Visa," White said.
Sgt. Joseph Narcisse, commander of the NOPD's public information division, initially confirmed the search and said it conformed with department policy. He later changed that statement, saying the arresting officers never touched the teenagers' skin, but performed a standard pat-down over their clothes.
Narcisse reiterated, however, that NOPD policy condones searching between suspects' bare buttocks if officers have reasonable suspicion of contraband.
"You just have to give the person some degree of privacy," Narcisse said.
Officers Nathaniel Joseph and Jamaane Roy, members of the 5th District Task Force who both joined the NOPD in 2004, performed thorough pat-downs of Smith and White after arresting them, he said.
Narcisse said the officers denied exposing the suspects' private areas to people on the streets or searching their bare buttocks.
Police declined to provide the police report on the incident. Narcisse said he wasn't allowed to provide a copy because it must be obtained from the records division. The initial incident report about the arrest had not reached the NOPD's records room by Thursday, 16 days after the incident.
The department's policy governing strip and body-cavity searches is based on a model policy crafted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
That policy defines a body-cavity search as "any search involving not only visual inspection of skin surfaces, but the internal physical examination of body cavities and, in some instances, organs such as the stomach, excluding the mouth."
That kind of search must be conducted by a medical professional in private, the policy says. A police officer must notify a supervisor to obtain a search warrant before such a search can be conducted.
But a search between a person's buttocks doesn't qualify as a body-cavity search, Narcisse said.
"A cavity search means in that person's rectum," he said.
Mary Howell, a New Orleans attorney who closely follows the NOPD's procedures and policies, questioned Narcisse's interpretation, saying the average person would consider a swipe between the buttocks an invasion of privacy.
"These are parts of the body that aren't exposed to public review, aren't available for physical touching without consent and probable cause," Howell said.
Smith and White were stopped by police in a black Pontiac Grand Prix, which was impeding the flow of traffic, according to the one-page summary that officers must file in every arrest for the court record. Joseph said he saw White, who was in the back seat, put his hand underneath the seat. After White got out of the car, Joseph found a .32-caliber handgun and two bags of marijuana under the car's back seat, the report stated. A narcotics dog later found a bag of "white rock objects" under the floorboard carpet, Joseph wrote in the report.
Roy conducted a pat-down of Smith, who was also asked to get out the car, and reportedly found a bag of marijuana and a bag of crack in his waistband. A .38-caliber revolver was in Smith's right pocket, according to the summary.
During a recent interview, Smith challenged the police version, saying his family's car doesn't have a space under the back seat to put a gun or drugs and that he wasn't carrying any drugs or a gun. The pants he was wearing didn't have pockets deep enough to hide a gun, he said.
Smith told the NOPD's public integrity officers that during the arrest one of the officers threw him to the ground hard enough to crack one of his teeth.
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If a court agrees with a lawsuit that says Dover is unconstitutionally restricting where sex offenders can live, four local communities that modeled their own sex-offender residency laws on Dover's could be forced to lift those restrictions.
"If the ordinance is (ruled) unconstitutional, then ours is going to go away, too," predicted Northfield Police Chief Steve Adams. "We are going to watch and see what happens there."
Similar restrictions exist in Franklin, Tilton and Boscawen. Officials there either could not be reached or had not reviewed the Dover case enough to comment. But Elliott Berry, a homeless and housing specialist with New Hampshire Legal Assistance, agreed with Adams about the fate of those communities' ordinances.
"If the (lawsuit) is successful, it's certainly going to have major consequences for other communities with restrictions," he said.
The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union sued Dover this week in Strafford County Superior Court over its residency restrictions for sex offenders. The ordinance, which bans sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of a school or day-care center, passed in 2005. Barbara Keshen, staff attorney with the organization, said it took until now to find a sex offender willing to go public and put his name to a legal challenge.
That man is 41-year-old Richard Jennings, who was convicted in 2000 of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. He was sentenced to two to four years at the state prison.
For the past eight years, he has been in a committed relationship with a woman who has a 13-year-old daughter. Keshen said the couple lived in Portsmouth until neighbors complained about Jennings's criminal past. She said the couple were evicted. They moved to Dover in October 2007 in search of a more affordable apartment.
When Jennings registered his new address with the Dover police, as sex offenders are required to do, he was charged with violating the city's registry restrictions. Jennings's apartment, like those in much of Dover's downtown, was too close to a school or day care.
Jennings left his girlfriend and her daughter and moved in with his parents in Epping. And, with the NHCLU's help, he sued the city.
The lawsuit faults the city's ordinance on several grounds: Keshen said the restriction punishes Jennings a second time for a crime he's already answered for, it doesn't acknowledge that Jennings is not dangerous and has not re-offended, and the restriction is too broad and subjects Jennings and other sex offenders to arbitrary limits on their movement and residences.
Keshen has asked a judge to declare the ordinance unconstitutional and, in the meantime, to allow Jennings to remain in his Dover apartment while the case is pending. Dover officials have not responded to the lawsuit and said this morning that the news media had a copy of it before they or the court did.
Locally, Tilton was the first community to pass its own version of a sex-offender residency restriction, in April 2007. The Northfield selectmen followed Tilton's lead two months later with their own ordinance. Then came Franklin's in May 2007 and, most recently, Boscawen's in July.
Nashua officials also passed one in December, but Mayor Bernie Streeter vetoed it in January, before he left office. Hopkinton is considering a similar ordinance at the suggestion of Police Chief David Wheeler, who could not be reached yesterday.
All have been based on Dover's.
Keshen said if she wins in Dover, she will be able to use that case to challenge restrictions elsewhere, if communities don't rescind them on their own. There have been similar legal challenges across the country, some of them successful. But the cases are either pending or back in the courts on appeal.
Residents and some police chiefs support sex-offender residency restrictions to better track offenders. They say the restrictions help law enforcement protect children.
But critics say residency restrictions provide a false sense of security and complicate monitoring by driving sex offenders underground. Sex offenders often victimize people they know or are related to.
Some states have seen fewer sex offenders registering their addresses after the creation of residency restrictions.
"I think the ordinances themselves are an understandable but misguided response for a community that feels it has to do something," said Berry of New Hampshire Legal Assistance. "But the more you look at them, you realize the less effective they are."
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WTF??? This is wrong. So I guess Texas, who said they were "for protecting children" are NOT protecting this child. This is wrong! The owner should be arrested and charged with child endangerment or child abuse.
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas can't shut down a strip club just because a 12-year-old runaway danced nude at the site.
The city ordinance that regulates sexually oriented businesses does not allow authorities to revoke the license of such a business for employing someone under 18.
- Well, everyone is all for "protecting the children" so why aren't they jumping on this bandwagon? Oh, it's because these joints make a TON of money, and they are not sex offenders, so that makes it ok, I guess that is what they are saying here.
Investigators say -- over a two-week period last year -- the sixth-grader danced at Diamonds Cabaret. Authorities also found a 17-year-old girl working in the club in January.
Operators of the Diamonds Cabaret say they were "shocked and startled" by the allegations. Managers there released a statement saying -- quote - "Diamond's Cabaret does not condone, support, nor promote, the delinquency of minors or exploitation of children.
Twenty-7-year-old Demonica Abron, who worked as a stripper, and 22-year-old David Bell are charged with felony sexual performance of the child.
Both are also accused of engaging in organized crime.
Bell is accused of 2 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and aggravated kidnapping. He's held on $450,000 bond.
Abron faces a prostitution charge.
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Since our inception in April of 2004, Corrupted-Justice has been working nonstop to generate increasing public pressure on the cyber-vigilante group perverted-justice.com to force them to do away with their officially sanctioned harassment and terrorization of literally thousands of people who have never had the benefit of a legitimate trial.
Beginning in January of 2003 and continuing unabated until November of 2006, the completely anonymous, untrained, unaccountable volunteers at perverted-justice carried out well over 1,200 of their "busts" under the umbrella of a rule enacted and enforced by Phillip Eide (a.k.a. "Xavier Von Erck" the site owner) called "the rule of no first contact"
The Rule of No First Contact, as defined by Eide, stated that any perverted-justice member, volunteer, or participant who intentionally or proactively contacted the media or any law enforcement agency regarding any of the activities of perverted-justice.com would be summarily banned from the site. In other words, not only did perverted-justice intentionally not involve police in their "busts" for their first 4 years of operation, they actually forbid any contact with police, preferring instead to dole out their own form of "justice" without the bothersome inconvenience of conducting their operations within the allowable limits of the law. Von Erck's supposed reasoning? He didn't want to bother the busy police. The truth? He was fully aware of the opinion of virtually all legitimate law enforcement agencies regarding vigilantism.
In November 2006, as a result of the considerable pressure placed on his cyber-vigilante gang from the public outcry that we helped to generate over the lack of police involvement in the first two perverted-justice/MSNBC Dateline "To Catch a Predator" television entertainment programs, Eide was, completely against his will, forced to finally announce that perverted-justice would no longer participate in "sting" operations without the cooperation and involvement of law enforcement.
With Xavier's announcement came the revelation that the perverted-justice "Follow-Up Forums", the on-line home to hundreds of anonymous volunteer would-be cyber-detectives and do-gooders with questionable motives would be purged of all of the ill-gotten personal contact details of those whom perverted-justice had "busted" with no police involvement prior to that date. From that date on, according to Von Erck, perverted-justice would no longer be publicly posting contact information regarding anyone not actually convicted of a crime in a legitimate court of law.
Naturally, Corrupted-Justice members were cautiously optimistic. While it appeared that he was taking our demands seriously by implementing much of what we had been requesting since day one, our many prior experiences with the shady "director of operations" of perverted-justice had shown that very little of what he said could actually be accepted at face value. We were well aware that Von Erck's rise to his current position was built entirely on his well-practiced knack for "spin", half-truths and outright lies. Rather than celebrate our apparent victory, we chose instead to wait and see whether or not he intended on actually meeting the spirit of his prior pronouncements. As usual, we did not have to wait long.
The majority of volunteer "cyber-detectives" at perverted-justice were there only because membership in the group afforded them the ability to play "super-spy" with others of a similar maturity level while they used their "leet hacker skillz" to track down personal information on people. A large portion of the forum discussion was taken up with back-slaps and high-fives as volunteers described their ever-more-clever methods of tracking down and posting more juicy tidbits of personal information regarding their targets, their family members, friends, colleagues, etc. As an additional incentive, the perverted-justice forums also acted as the means to exercise a sort of perverse "power" over those targeted by engaging in the group-led harassment campaigns via e-mail, Internet IM, and especially vicious, the "gang-up chats" that became all the rage at the height of perverted-justice's popularity.
After Xavier Von Erck's announcement that they would no longer allow the tracking down and posting of all manner of personal details on those they targeted in their "follow-up forums", he soon came to realize that he had just removed the primary incentive for approximately 80% of his volunteer non-"staff" membership to become involved in perverted-justice in the first place.
Realizing that all of the new public scrutiny prevented him from returning to the good old days of the perverted-justice "follow-up forums" and the attendant "fun" and membership upsurge that accompanied them, Von Erck needed a new method of attracting and keeping the people who made up the "core" of perverted-justice - Those who are there because they believe that spying on and harassing people anonymously is fun!
The simplest way to accomplish this without bringing too much attention to Von Erck's primary moneymaker, perverted-justice proper? Start up a new website - One that allows people to continue tracking down and posting personal information about others but this time, make it even easier!
In the original perverted-justice follow-up forums, people were targeted for allegedly engaging in explicit sexual on-line chats with a perverted-justice volunteer pretending to be a sex-starved horny teenager. In this new incarnation, people are now being targeted simply based on any suggestion, accusation or assumption that they may have some sort of tenuous link to anything associated with someone accused of being a pedophile, anyone involved in speaking their opinion on the rights of registered sex offenders, anyone who voices a contrary opinion regarding current sex offender laws, or anyone the anonymous, untrained perverted-justice volunteers have determined may have pedophilic leanings as a result of an opinion voiced or something they may have written on-line.
To accomplish this, Xavier Von Erck created his "Wikisposure" site - a website dedicated to publicly "exposing" anyone the group decides to target. The site is based on a completely bastardized implementation of the "Wiki" concept - A community-maintained and edited on-line "encyclopedia". In Von Erck's version, the ability to add and edit content is strictly controlled and belongs only to a select set of perverted-justice volunteers. As with the old follow-up forum days, the actual identities of those tracking down and posting personal details on the pages are well-protected, thereby alleviating any requirement for the volunteers to actually assume responsibility for the accusations they make. The "Wiki" format also ostensibly disassociates Von Erck himself from legal responsibility as he can always claim that the site is "community edited" therefore he should not be held personally responsible for its content.
Numbered among the few actual outspoken advocates of pedophilia listed on the site are a number of sex offenders who have served their time and are now simply attempting to get on with their lives, but most unbelievably, perverted-justice members are now going after people who have merely voiced an opinion regarding today's sex offender laws! They have retrieved names from on-line petitions and created individual public "exposure" pages for each individual whose name appeared. They have created pages to expose family members of those who dared to come to the defense of their loved ones. They have scanned the Internet looking for blog and forum postings from anyone who voices an opinion that differs from their personal moral viewpoints and twisted their words to fabricate a context completely unintended by the original author in order to make them appear evil.
The Wikisposure web pages include names, addresses, photographs, employment details, associate's details and all manner of other personal information on those they are targeting.
As it was with the original perverted-justice forums, the sprinkling of disclaimers contending that the information found on the site should not be used for harassment is patently ridiculous. The only reason for publicly posting personal contact details on the site is to encourage the anonymous harassment of those individuals, and based on the large influx of complaints that we have been receiving from those so-targeted, it is clearly evident that the perverted-justice harassment and terrorization machine is once again in operation and building up a head of steam.
A number of those being targeted on the new perverted-justice "Wikisposure" page have contacted corrupted-justice.com looking for assistance and advice. In the majority of cases, our advice remains the same - Anyone who feels they are being defamed by perverted-justice.com must contact an attorney and look into the possibility of launching a civil suit against Xavier Von Erck, the owner of the Wikisposure site and those involved in the actual posting of the defamatory statements.
Unlike the "old days" when Von Erck and most of his senior members were virtually destitute, the group and it's senior managers now have significant income as a result of their partnership with the Dateline entertainment program. A defamation suit is an expensive proposition when there is little or no likelihood of actually recovering any damages awarded. Von Erck's recent significant financial windfall along with any punitive amounts taken from the individuals responsible for actually writing the defamatory statements should be ample inventive to actually pursue a civil lawsuit. Regardless, you can be virtually assured that it will be the only means by which you can reasonably expect to force Von Erck to have the defamatory information removed.
As we have been doing since our inception, our staff are continuously in the process of seeking out and archiving identity information on those involved with all aspects of perverted-justice's operations including those responsible for the wikisposure pages. The information is securely archived and provided on request, free-of-charge to any attorneys attempting to prepare potential legal action against perverted-justice. If you have been falsely accused or unfairly targeted by the vigilante group, feel free to have your attorney contact any of our staff. We may not have information on every participant but we will do our best to provide anything that may be helpful in pursuing legal action against perverted-justice, its owner, or anyone who participates in their destructive activities.
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My lord, now Big Foot is raping and molesting people... DON'T GO INTO THE WOODS PEOPLE!!!!! Yep, he needs help! I wonder if Nessie or the aliens from outer space are going to start molesting people, oh wait, the aliens have been doing anal probes for many years now.. :)
Child molester attributes his start to Bigfoot
A man who claims that he was molested by Bigfoot as a child was ordered to serve 20 years in prison yesterday for his own molestation-related activities.
Gene R. Morrill, 57, of New Ipswich, N.H., had previously pleaded guilty in Stafford Circuit Court to 20 charges stemming from his efforts to solicit 13-year-old boys over the Internet.
Defense attorney Terrence Patton cited Morrill's mental health issues in seeking leniency from Judge J. Howe Brown.
Morrill told an investigator preparing his pre-sentence report about being sexually assaulted by the legendary Bigfoot, a North American folklore character said to be between 7 and 10 feet tall, and covered in dark brown or dark reddish hair. Patton said Morrill really believes the assaulted happened.
However, Morrill was determined to be mentally competent to stand trial. The judge also couldn't have been impressed with Morrill's criminal record, which includes a rape conviction involving a child in New Hampshire.
According to the evidence presented by prosecutor Jim Peterson, Morrill was one of several out-of-state online predators identified last year by Detectives Darryl Wells and John Chapman.
The detectives made Internet contact with Morrill and others while pretending to be young boys.
Chapman introduced another suspected predator to Wells, his "13-year-old friend," and both detectives received pictures and movies of boys having sex with other children and adults.
The real boys were between 5 and 12 years old. The other predator brought Morrill into the conversations and Peterson presented pages of online discussions in which Morrill expresses his desire for sex acts with young boys.
Morrill was convicted of five counts of attempting to take indecent liberties with a child, five counts of using electronic equipment to solicit a juvenile and 10 counts of reproducing child pornography.
Morrill is still facing similar charges in Prince William County.