A registered "sexually violent" offender convicted of sexually abusing a teenager in Dutchess County has reported a move in Poughkeepsie.
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert to Dutchess residents regarding the residency of 60-year-old Jeffrey Wilcox, who has moved to an apartment on the 500 block of Main Street in Poughkeepsie.
The Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned Wilcox as a Level 3 threat, which means he is a “high-risk repeat offender and possible threat to public safety.” He has also been designated as a sexually violent offender.
According to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, Wilcox sexually abused a 14-year-old child in 2000 and was arrested by the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office. He was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse the following year and sentenced to a term of between one day and two years in state prison. Officials noted that pornography was involved in the offense. He is now under the jurisdiction of the Poughkeepsie City Police Department.
Man, 41, likely to get life sentence after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting girl in Shawnee County August 23, 2017
GRAVES COUNTY, KY - A Graves County man is behind bars, accused of raping and sodomizing a child.
Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says a deputy received a complaint of a juvenile being sexually abused by a caregiver. The deputy, assisted by a worker from the Department of Community Based Services, interviewed the juvenile.
According to police, the juvenile told of two separate incidents that had taken place in the past week. The man accused of committing the acts, David Edgin, was interviewed but denied any wrongdoing.
On Tuesday, the juvenile was taken to the Purchase Area Sexual Assault Center in Paducah and a forensic interview was conducted. After the interview, a Graves County sheriff's deputy came back to Graves County and arrested Edgin.
Edgin was charged with one count of 1st degree rape, one count of 1st degree sodomy, and one count of 1st degree sexual abuse. He was lodged in the Graves County Jail.
James Cottle, 77, of Lewisville was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a young child.
Cottle's jury trial started in Judge Brody Shanklin's 211th Judicial District Court, according to First Assistant District Attorney Jamie Beck. On Wednesday, after the victim and several witnesses testified, he decided to change his plea to guilty, she said. The case went to the judge for sentencing later that afternoon.
The incident started in 2009, when Cottle's daughter was 6 years old. Beck said Cottle lived alone at his home in the 100 block of High School Drive in Lewisville, and his daughter would visit him on weekends and one week in the summer.
He sexually abused her for years until she told authorities at the age of 13, Beck said. The girl was interviewed at the Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County in Lewisville, and Lewisville police eventually arrested Cottle.
WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -
A Wichita Falls man is behind bars accused of continual sexual abuse of a girl from the time she was 14-years-old into her adult years.
On August 23, 2016, the victim contacted the Wichita Falls Police Department to report that Johnny Acosta, 38, had been molesting her for several years.
The Crimes Against Children Unit was assigned to investigate this case. Detectives made contact with the victim for a statement.
The victim provided details and information of sexual assault abuse done to her by Acosta over a period of years that she said began in March 2010, when the victim was 14-years-old and did not stop until March of 2016 when she turned 20-years-old.
Acosta was interviewed in March 2017 and has denied all the allegations against him. He was arrested on Friday, August 18, and is being held on three counts of Sexual Assault of a Child Under Age 17.
Acosta's combined bond is $75,000. As of Wednesday morning, he was still in the Wichita County Jail.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — When a 25-year-old man didn't tell his wife he loved her before she left for work, his wife became suspicious.
Police say she went back to her Springfield, Mo.., residence and opened the front door to see her husband, Ryan Lee Christoph, having oral sex performed on him by an underage relative.
The incident is described in a probable cause statement used to charge Christoph with five counts of statutory sodomy and one count of statutory rape.
The abuse began around Christmas 2016 when the girl was 13.
According to the statement, the abuse continued until Christoph's wife walked in on him this month.
The statement said police found sexual messages on Facebook between the girl and Christoph.
The girl told investigators that Ryan engaged in several different sexual acts with her on several different occasions at a residence and in a parked car, the statement said.
Some of the acts involved choking her and binding her wrists, the statement said.
Ryan told police he had a relationship with the girl and that he knew it was wrong to have a sexual relationship with someone who is both a relative and underage.
Online court records show Christoph, who is from Nixa, is currently being held in the Greene County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
Wife walks in on man sexually abusing underage girl, police say USA TODAY NETWORK Giacomo Bologna Aug. 23, 2017
A Chenango County man who was already in jail has been arrested for sexually abusing a girl during the summer of 2016.
Charles L. Crosby-Barrows, 38, of Coventry, has been held in the Chenango County jail since April on a criminal mischief charge, according to records. On Aug. 18, the sheriff's office charged him with misdemeanor counts of second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
The sheriff's office did not disclose the age of the juvenile victim or how the abuse had been reported to authorities.
Crosby-Barrows remains in the jail while awaiting court action. Deputies said the criminal mischief charge was unrelated to the sex abuse accusation.
Jailed man arrested again, now accused of sexually abusing child Anthony Borrelli, pressconnects.com Aug. 23, 2017
Casey, Ill (WIBQ) - Police in Clark County have arrested 53-year-old Danny Hills, of Casey, IL, on multiple sexual abuse related charges involving a minor.
Hills is charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a Child, along with Exploitation, Grooming, and Indecent Solicitation of a female that was reportedly 14 at the time the crimes occurred.
Hills is currently being held at the Clark County Jail.