LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man convicted of one of the worst cases of sexual child abuse Lexington police has ever seen died in jail.
79-year-old Jerry Cassidy passed away behind bars on Sep. 10 of natural causes.
Jerry and his twin brother Jack Cassidy plead guilty to multiple charges dating back to the 1970's.
In their old age, both were sentenced to 20 years, Jerry had been battling illness for quite sometime.
Both men were local leaders with the Boy Scouts.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Frayser man has been convicted of abusing his young son and three daughters, including one who was hung upside down from a door and beaten with a belt, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Monday.
Sharrad Sharp, 34, was convicted on multiple felony counts, including aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect, aggravated sexual battery and two counts of aggravated assault.
His bond was revoked Friday following his conviction in Criminal Court where he will be sentenced Nov. 2 by Judge Carolyn Wade Blackett. Sharp is facing more than 40 years and will be placed on the Violent Sex Offender Registry List for life.
The girls were ages 4, 6 and 8 when the physical and sexual abuse began in July of 2011. Their brother was born a year later. The abuse continued to March of 2014.
Police said the abuse happened at an apartment complex in South Memphis. According to the District Attorney General, the children told investigators they were picked up by their necks and thrown across the room, hung upside down by their feet, beaten with a belt, even held underwater in the bathtub.
Investigators said Sharp hung an 8-year-old daughter upside down from a door by her fit and struck her numerous times with a belt. He often struck his other children with his hands or fists, leaving visible bruises on the children, and grabbed them by their necks and threw them across the room.
Sharp also sexually abused the girls, sometimes by fondling one of them.
LOGAN — A 43-year-old Smithfield man is expected to admit that he physically and sexually abused a child in 2013.
Andrew Facer appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. His public defender, Mike McGinnis, told the court they were fairly close to an agreement with prosecutors. He asked for some more time to meet with his client and talk about the plea deal.
Police arrested Facer in December on suspicion of felony sex abuse of a child and misdemeanor physical abuse. The allegations allegedly occurred in recent years and involved a victim who knew the defendant. He was later charged with one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, and five misdemeanors including two counts of voyeurism, along with assault, domestic violence and child abuse neglect.
Detectives questioned Facer while investigating a Richmond man, Dustin Mangum, who was arrested last year on similar allegations. The two men reportedly know each other through marriage.
In August, Mangum was sentenced to at least 21-years in prison after the 39-year-old previously pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony
During Tuesday’s court appearance, Judge Kevin Allen ordered Facer to appear again October 16.
Facer remains in the Cache County Jail on $125,000 bail.
A convicted sex offender who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing children just over a year ago is back behind bars on allegations of inappropriate touching.
A RETIRED civil servant has been jailed for 19 years for the ‘perverted’ abuse of a vulnerable young girl.
John Ball lived a life of apparent respectability and the truth about his repeated sexual assaults did not come to light for more than a decade.
He was jailed for 19 years after a Judge heard how the abuse had a profound effect on the victim, who was aged just four when it began.
Ball, aged 65, of Compton Close, Taunton, denied two counts of child rape, eight of indecent assault, and one of sexual activity with a child but was found guilty of all the offences by a jury at Taunton Crown Court last month.
He was jailed for 19 years with a one year extended licence, and ordered to sign on the sex offenders register for life by Judge Erik Salomonsen, sitting at Exeter Crown Court.
He told him:”You abused this girl repeatedly for your own sexual gratification, often when you had been drinking. She described graphically the smell of alcohol.
“You told her that this is what little girls do, and she knew no better. You acknowledge you are a strong adult and describe yourself as a leader not a follower. You are an assertive man.
“The victim could not bring herself to make disclosures, even when she was older and realised what you were doing was abhorrent and wrong.
“This has clearly had a psychological impact on her. Your plea of not guilty meant she was put to proof in the witness box and made to relive her experiences.
“You said her allegations were false. Nothing could have been further from the truth, As is the case in many cases involving a controlling male, the victim will say nothing for years.
“She was particularly vulnerable. Her victim impact statement says the abuse has changed her because it happened at a time when her cognitive functions were developing.”
Mr Patrick Mason, defending, said that apart from these offences Ball had lived a blameless life, working hard as a civil servant and providing well for his family.
He said:”He accepts the verdict of the jury and understands that his life, as he knew it, has come to an end.”
TACOMA — A 26-year-old Neah Bay man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
Jordan James Colfax was sentenced Tuesday to 63 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of abusive sexual contact.
Colfax was baby-sitting the child on Makah tribal land when the abuse occurred, federal court papers said.
U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle called Colfax’s conduct “monstrous” at the sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, according to a news release.
Settle ordered Colfax to 20 years of supervised release and to undergo mental health and sexual deviancy treatment after his release, according to Tuesday’s judgment.
Colfax was charged in May 2016 with first-degree child rape.
He pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact last April.
Investigators said Colfax abused the child between August 2015 until his arrest in April 2016.
A member of the victim’s family told authorities the child had disclosed she had been sexually abused by Colfax, charging papers said.
The case was investigated by Neah Bay police and the FBI.
Federal authorities have jurisdiction with crimes involving tribal members on tribal lands.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Tate London, one of two tribal liaisons for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
London had recommended a 63-month prison sentence and 20 years of community custody for Colfax.
Colfax was being held Saturday at the federal detention center in SeaTac.