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lunedì 12 giugno 2017

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A 74-year-old Johnson County man was in jail Wednesday, charged with sexually assaulting two children younger than 14.
Arthur Doyle Hoover of De Soto is charged in Johnson County District Court with two counts of rape and two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy.
Hoover was arrested and is being held in the Johnson County Detention Center on a bond of $250,000.
The charges allege that the crimes occurred over a seven-year period from 2006 to 2013.
The victims were born in 2000 and 2002, according to court documents.
Hoover made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon. He was not required to enter a plea and his next court appearance was scheduled for June 15.


CANTON A 10-year-old girl walked confidently across the courtroom and stood near an assistant prosecutor.
Several feet away was Dennis L. Menefee, the 46-year-old who abducted and sexually assaulted her on Sept. 26 while she was walking home from the Massillon Public Library. Menefee was moments away from pleading guilty to rape and other charges.
Menefee, whose former address is listed in court records as Port Washington in Tuscarawas County, was about to be sentenced to life in prison with no chance for early release plus an additional 26 years.
Before Stark County Common Pleas Judge Kristin Farmer accepted the plea agreement and sentenced Menefee, Fred Scott, an assistant Stark County prosecutor, read a statement on behalf of the girl.
“I was walking home from the library and (Menefee) pulled up to me,” the statement began. “He said he was a cop and said people were calling the police saying I was a runaway... He was too close and he grabbed me. He threw me in the truck and drove off to a parking lot behind a (restaurant). I ... tried pushing him off and fighting him. But he was too heavy and started punching me.
Menefee raped her and threatened to kill the girl if she told anybody. The victim described the black eyes and bruises she suffered as well as her favorite outfit being ruined with blood.
She walked home tired, on the verge of passing out. And “even now,” she wrote, “I still have nightmares and I can’t even go across the street to play with my friends without worrying that this is going to happen again. I haven’t walked to the store or the library again because any car that comes near me, I get really scared.”
The intensity of the written statement continued: “I really hope people in prison do to you what you did to me. I hope you rot in the place you belong, prison.”
Maximum sentence
Menefee avoided a trial set for July by pleading guilty to the rape counts plus a charge of having a weapon under disability. Attached to the charges were sexually violent predator, repeat violent offender and firearm specifications.
He forced the girl into a truck near Cherry Road and Second Street NE, according to court records. The girl had told investigators that her abductor had been wearing a traffic vest. A firearm and handcuffs were on the seat of the vehicle, police said. The girl described her attacker’s vehicle to police, leading to his arrest.
Menefee received the maximum punishment under the law, Scott said. Farmer sentenced the defendant to two life prison terms with no chance of parole on each of the rape counts; the additional 26 years is related to the weapons charge and specifications.
A kidnapping charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement reached between the prosecutor’s office and Menefee and his attorney, Wayne Graham. Scott handled the case with co-counsel and fellow Assistant Prosecutor Daniel Petricini.
“I’m extremely pleased with the result of this case,” Scott said. The sentence “assures that (Menefee) will never leave prison.”
And the child victim “didn’t have to relive (the abduction and rape) again in front of strangers (during trial testimony).”
Several members of the Great Lakes (Ohio) chapter of Warriors for the Children attended the court hearing in support of the child victim.
Tammy Decker, of Euclid, said the group’s mission is to help abused, bullied and neglected children. “We empower them to be able to do what (the girl) did today. She stood up in court.”

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A 61-year-old man will be serving 15 years in prison, after he was sentenced this week on child sexual abuse charges.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle announced Tuesday that Stephen Kent Brooks was sentenced to 25 years, but had 10 years suspended.
He pleaded guilty in March to charges that included object sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery – victim under age of 13 and indecent liberties.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney says evidence would have shown that between January of 2008 and January of 2009, Brooks sexually abused a child he knew.
The child told a family member after a second incident. Brooks reportedly wrote an apology letter to the victim.
Brooks admitted in an interview with investigators that he exposed himself to the child, but denied touching the child.
Brooks reportedly said the child does not lie, and if the child said something happened, he “must have” done something to the child.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney says Brooks has prior convictions on fraud and embezzlement charges.

Man to serve 15 years in Va. Beach child sex abuse case Kevin Green 

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Waco man was held Wednesday in the McLennan County Jail after police arrested him on warrants charging continuous sexual abuse of a young boy and endangering a child.
Robert A. Andrews, Jr., 34, was ordered held on bonds totaling $350,000, charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child and two counts of endangering a child.
He’s also held on several outstanding Class C misdemeanor warrants for traffic violations, online jail records showed.
An initial report was filed with police on May 1 after a child younger than 16 made an outcry about the abuse and the victim later underwent a forensic interview, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Investigators were able to identify a suspect and obtained a warrant, Swanton said.
Andrews was arrested Tuesday at the Astro Motel.
Swanton said the abuse is thought to have been going on for two to three years, most of the occurrences at a North Waco apartment.
The endangering charges were levied because police found methamphetamine in the room where Andrews was arrested along with at least one child.

Waco man charged with continuous sexual abuse of young child Paul J. Gately Jun 07, 2017

LEXINGTON — When social services workers finally removed a 3-year-old girl from her home of squalor and sexual abuse, she was wearing just a diaper, covered in dirt, her hair a matted mess.
Nearly 4 at the time, she could speak only two words. One was the name of her 8-year-old sister, to whom she clung almost constantly. The only other word she had learned to use was “no.”
“She was a feral child; that’s the only way I could describe her,” Peggy Sigler, a caseworker for the Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services, testified Tuesday.
Sigler’s description of the girls’ home life — and the profound impact it had on their early childhood — came during hearings in which two family members were sentenced to a combined 108 years in prison for repeatedly molesting the two girls.
As disturbing as the sex crimes were, the case also pointed to lapses at a social services department that had been asked to investigate conditions in a mobile home park where the girls lived in the remote Arnold Valley section of Rockbridge County.
A special grand jury investigation of the department concluded last month that the agency’s Child Protective Services unit took action only after repeated pressure from the county sheriff’s office, which became concerned about the home after responding to a neighbor’s call.
But with the grand jury unable to bring charges against any social services employees, attention turned Tuesday to Robert Eugene Clark and his half-sister, Samantha Simmons.
Rockbridge County Circuit Judge Anita Filson sentenced Clark, 39, to 65 years in prison on nine counts that included rape, aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties.
Simmons, 30, was sentenced during a separate proceeding to 43 years on 11 counts that included aggravated sexual battery, sodomy and endangerment of a child. Authorities say a third family member, who has since died, also took part in the sexual assaults.
“There’s no other way to describe this than as a family orgy,” Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Jared Moon said.
Describing the case as the most disturbing sex crime he has encountered as a prosecutor, Moon called for sentences that would keep Clark and Simmons behind bars for the rest of their lives.
In an effort to protect the victims’ identities, The Roanoke Times is not naming them or including details of their family relationships with the two defendants.
Living in two mobile homes within a stone’s throw from one another, the two girls were subjected to filthy, bug-infested conditions and the whims of incest in a family that spanned three generations of sexual abuse.
They were taught to perform sexual acts more so than they were taught to brush their teeth,” Moon said.
In September 2015, when Sigler approached the home to investigate reports of child abuse that had twice been ignored by her department, she found what she called deplorable conditions — preceded by the stench of urine and feces and confirmed when she stepped on a kitten that she first took for dead.
“There was clothing, papers, trash, feces and cockroaches everywhere,” she testified. “You walked in the home and the cockroaches would literally jump on you and crawl all over your body.”
When she opened the refrigerator, Sigler found cockroaches swarming over the food that was inside.
The children were removed from the home and placed in foster care. While they are doing much better with a family that plans to adopt them, both girls still show signs of the abuse they endured.
Now 5 years old, the younger of the two victims shows signs of developmental disorders that have prevented her from entering kindergarten. She can identify just one color, purple, and has yet to master the most basic of words and numbers, according to testimony.
When she spoke shortly after being removed from the home, it was in gibberish that could only be interpreted by her older sister. The girl was prone to screaming and would stay up at night crying.
“She had no ability to verbalize what she was scared of or why she was screaming, but she was clearly fearful of something,” Lindsey Stocks, a family services worker who counseled the child, testified.
Despite what one attorney called “subhuman” conditions in the home, Rockbridge social services workers were slow to respond to complaints from concerned neighbors.
A former supervisor at the agency refused to enter the reports into a computer system as required by state policy and told caseworkers not to be bothered with the case, according to the special grand jury’s report. The Roanoke Times is not naming the supervisor because she was not charged with a crime.
“We don’t do it that way … because that’s the way I want it,” the woman reportedly said when asked to explain her inaction.
The former supervisor, who was accused of shredding some reports of child abuse that were made to the agency, also expressed little sympathy for the plight of the two young girls.
“They’re used to living that way so what’s the big deal?” she was quoted as saying in the grand jury report.
It was only after the children were removed from the home, and the older girl confided in her foster mother and counselor about what had happened there, that authorities brought charges against Clark and Simmons.
Attorneys for the brother and sister said their clients were victims of sexual assault by family members long ago.
Having endured sexual assault by two male family members, Simmons was reduced to a “quivering rabbit” unable to recognize the severity of her actions, defense attorney Mark Claytor said.
Deviancy to her became the normal,” Claytor said. “It was as if she took a step outside of her body, saw this happening before her, and was powerless to stop it.”
Simmons did not testify Tuesday. Although Clark did, his account did not amount to a full confession.
“I ain’t denying it, but I don’t remember because I’ve got a short memory,” he said when pressed on details during a cross-examination by Moon. “I’ve hit my head so many times on stuff that I can’t remember half of the stuff I do anymore.”
According to evidence presented by defense attorney Thomas McPherson, Clark suffers from mild mental retardation, has not held a job because of his disability, and is incapable of living in an unstructured setting.
In fact, Clark said he likes it just fine where he is, in the Rockbridge Regional Jail.
“As long as I have a roof over my head, a bed to sleep on and three meals to eat, I’m happy,” he testified.
“I want to get out someday,” he said from the witness stand, shortly before hearing his sentence from the judge. “But the way it looks I won’t be able to get out just yet.”

2 sentenced to combined 108 years in prison for sexual abuse of children in Rockbridge  Laurence Hammack Jun 6, 2017


Avenal police have arrested a man in connection with dozens of sex-related offenses, most against children.
“We are looking at approximately 70 sex-related offenses,” said Senior Officer Randy Doherty.
In addition, Doherty said, there were charges of witness threats and intimidation.
Lorenzo Guevara, 37, of Avenal was arrested late Tuesday afternoon after police got a report earlier in the day about child molestation, Doherty said.
Kings County Jail lists charges against Guevara that include spousal rape by force/fear, unlawful sexual intercourse with children in different age categories, lewd and lascivious acts with children, sodomy and continuous sexual abuse of a child.
Guevara’s bail was set at nearly $4.3 million.
The case remains under investigation, Doherty said. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Avenal Police Det. Randy Edmonson at 559-386-4444.

Kings County man booked on 70 sex-related counts MARC BENJAMIN JUNE 07, 2017

ALEDO, Ill. — An Aledo man is now facing seven Class X felonies in a criminal sexual assault investigation.
Gunner Terry, 20, remains in custody at the Mercer County Jail on $250,000 bond. He was arrested in April and charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child following an investigation by the Aledo Police Department. Five similar counts were filed this week in Mercer County Circuit Court. The case involves two victims under the age of 13.
Class X felonies are punishable by six to 30 years in prison upon conviction. Terry demanded a speedy jury trial Monday in Mercer County Circuit Court, which Judge Richard Zimmer set for June 26

Aledo man accused in multiple sexual assaults Jun 7, 2017 J.C. Taylor

DILLSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Perry County man is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in a northern York County home.
Kevin Lee Barrick, 24, of Marysville, was arrested Thursday on charges of statutory sexual assault, rape of a child, indecent assault, and corruption of minors.
Northern York County Regional police said Barrick met the girl about a year ago and engaged in sexual intercourse with her in January while he and the girl were visiting a Franklin Township home. They said residents of the home witnessed the intercourse and reported it to police.
Barrick was placed in York County Prison on $250,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 19.

Police: Marysville man raped girl, 12, in Dillsburg-area home Myles Snyder, ABC27 News  


A North Charleston man is in jail facing multiple charges related to accusations of rape and child molestation. The victims are related to the man, authorities say.
Reginald Fox, 57, was arrested and is in jail at the Al Cannon Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. Fox is charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct, and committing a lewd act on a minor.
According to arrest affidavits from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, a woman claiming to be one of Fox's relatives came forward in late May, claiming she was molested by him multiple times as a child between 1998 and 2005.
The woman told investigators Fox fondled her vaginal area several times at another relative's home when she was between ages 5 and 11.
The victim told detectives the incidents would always happen while she was asleep, and Fox would "shush" her when she woke up.
After revealing to family members what happened to her as a child, the victim's mother reported being sexually assaulted by Fox, as well. The mother says she never came forward before hearing her child's story because of fear.
The mother told sheriff's office investigators she fell asleep on a couch at a relative's home in 1993, and woke up to Fox on top of her, raping her.
According to the affidavits, the mother told investigators she didn't tell Fox "No" out of fear, but that she didn't consent to intercourse. She told detectives she pretended to be asleep because she was scared and didn't know what to do.
Fox's bond hearing is scheduled for Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m.

Hardened police officers found themselves “nauseated” while investigating a heavily armed Alberta man accused of sexually abusing his daughters for years on a rural compound west of Edmonton.

The man is accused of 23 sexual offences against his three daughters, all under 18, who were abused over a span of six years, the province’s joint crime-fighting task force said.

The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit, part of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT), began its investigation in October 2016, and arrested the man in a high-risk raid the following month. 

At a news conference detailing the charges Friday, acting RCMP Insp. Pamela Robinson called the acts “utter evil.” 

“The arrests may have stopped the abuse, but this family’s nightmare continues,” she said.

The sexual charges against the 41-year-old man, in custody since his arrest, include two counts of incest, human trafficking, arranging for a sexual offence against a child, two counts of sexual assault with a weapon as well as making child pornography — investigators say took place over the course of six years.

The accused also faces 17 firearms-related offences for a total of 40 charges.

The man lived on what investigators described as a rural “compound” with the three girls, two brothers and the mother. The girls were homeschooled. The mother was described as a victim who was manipulated by her husband.  

Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Stephen Camp, who oversees ICE, said a witness who was close to the family tipped off law enforcement officers about the sexual abuse.

“It is quite nauseating for our seasoned officers here,” he said. “It makes investigators feel quite sick to think that for so many years of their childhood (the girls) were psychologically imprisoned by their father for a sick and sexual purpose. These crimes were quite monstrous to the family and to society at large.”

The investigation is the unit’s largest to date, involving dozens of officers from multiple agencies. 

Law enforcement officials allege the father sexually abused his daughters, all under the age of 18, multiple times over the past six years. One was “procured for sex” with strangers on multiple occasions through internet advertisements, instances which the father video recorded.

Camp said the investigation continues, including into people who may have appeared in the video footage. 
RCMP, Edmonton police, Child and Family Services, Zebra Child Protection and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection have been involved in the case. Camp said the girls are beginning a long road to recovery with help from child abuse support services. 

No child should have to endure what these three girls have survived,” he said. 


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