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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MI -- A 27-year-old man faces multiple charges after authorities claim he sexually abused young children and made por...


mercoledì 15 novembre 2017


Although child-killer Joseph Duncan waived his right to appeal his triple death sentence for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old North Idaho boy, Duncan, through a team of attorneys, is now pressing a series of continued challenges.
That’s in part because more than two years after Duncan waived his appeals, he changed his mind. Courts said it was too late for his direct appeal, but he’s now in the midst of the next stage, his habeas filings, in which his attorneys can challenge aspects of his conviction and sentencing on constitutional grounds. These challenges start in the U.S. District Court but can be then appealed again to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Duncan’s case already has been to the U.S. Supreme Court twice; the high court refused to review it each time.
Federal prosecutors in Idaho filed their legal arguments responding to Duncan’s 231-page “motion for collateral relief,” which his attorneys filed last winter.
None of Duncan’s contentions have merit,” prosecutors wrote in their conclusion, after going through, in detail, Duncan’s arguments on various legal and procedural grounds.
Duncan’s attorneys are raising arguments ranging from questioning the constitutionality of the death penalty to suggestions that Spokane attorney Roger Peven’s early withdrawal from Duncan’s case due to unrelated personal problems sabotaged Duncan’s case – even though the confessed murderer and child rapist pleaded guilty to all the charges, including multiple murder charges.
“Duncan attempts to lay the blame for every asserted error at the feet of Roger Peven,” federal prosecutors wrote. “After Peven revealed personal and substance abuse issues that had affected his ability to represent Duncan, the court permitted him to withdraw as lead counsel. But Duncan never wanted for attorneys, and enjoyed the services of the nation’s most celebrated capital-defense lawyer, Judy Clarke, as an advisor to his team of lawyers and eventually, in Peven’s stead, as lead counsel.”
Duncan’s appellate attorneys, led by Assistant Federal Defender Lindsay Bennett in Sacramento, are offering an array of other grounds as well for overturning his death sentence.
They’re suggesting a possible “miscarriage of justice” because Duncan’s history of being abused as a child wasn’t detailed to jurors. Duncan himself refused to allow that evidence to be presented, saying he didn’t want his past experiences presented as an “excuse for his behavior” and that childhood abuse he suffered was “irrelevant.”
He acted as his own lawyer during his federal sentencing trial and refused to present any of that evidence. But much of it came out anyway, when the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ordered U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge to hold a “retroactive competency hearing” to determine, in open court, whether Duncan was mentally competent. He had lawyers at that six-week 2013 hearing, and after Lodge again found him competent, they appealed unsuccessfully both to the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Duncan’s lawyers also are suggesting Duncan wasn’t mentally competent to plead guilty in 2007, though at the time he was represented by a team of attorneys and consulted with them on the decision. They’re alleging he had ineffective assistance of counsel in that decision, violating his constitutional rights.
Federal prosecutors counter that the lawyers didn’t seem to question Duncan’s competency until he fired them and took over his case himself.
Duncan’s lawyers say his legal team was pressed for time to prepare for his trial because Peven’s departure, and his lack of early preparation work, had left them far behind schedule, and U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge wouldn’t grant their requests for more delays in the case.
When they advised Duncan to plead guilty to the crimes and move on to the sentencing phase of the trial – something he’d been indicating all along he wanted to do – “this was triage, pure and simple,” Clarke wrote in court documents, “motivated exclusively by our need for more time to prepare.”
There are other claims Duncan is raising, including that a 2015 Supreme Court case changed the interpretation of one of the three charges under which he received the death penalty; and that video evidence shown in court of Duncan torturing his young victim, Dylan Groene, was prejudicial and shouldn’t have been shown.
Prosecutors responded that the graphic videos showed exactly what jurors needed to see “in order to decide if a defendant should receive the greatest punishment,” including the presence of aggravating factors such as committing the offense in a “heinous, cruel or depraved manner” and with a “vulnerable victim.” “Such evidence can be expected to be horrific,” the U.S. attorney’s office wrote. “They showed precisely what Duncan did.”
Now that the government has responded, Duncan’s lawyers have until Jan. 30 to file a reply. Then, Lodge could hold a hearing, or rule on the arguments as submitted. After his decision, further appeals could follow.
It’s part of a lengthy series of steps, guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, that must occur before a criminal defendant can be executed. Just three federal executions have been carried out since the federal death penalty was reinstated in 1988; the last one was in 2003.
“It is a long, long road,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Syrena Hargrove, who worked on the latest filing for the Idaho U.S. attorney’s office.
In addition to the three death sentences for the kidnapping, torture and murder of Dylan, Duncan received nine life sentences for his 2005 attack on Dylan’s family at their Wolf Lodge Bay home. Duncan killed Dylan’s mother, older brother and mother’s fiance before kidnapping the family’s two youngest children. Only Dylan’s then-8-year-old sister, Shasta, survived the ordeal.
Duncan remains on federal death row in Terre Haute, Indiana. Aged 42 at the time of the crimes, he is now 54.

A Hastings man has been sentenced to one year and 11 months' jail for a raft of offences including talking about abducting underage boys to sexually abuse them.

Michael John Kight appeared in Wellington District Court, having previously pleaded guilty to eight charges.

A summary of the police case said that, in December 2016, Kight began a conversation with a 21-year-old male on dating app Grindr talking about sexually abusing boys aged seven to nine, and suggested the other man join him.

Kight graphically described what they might do to the victims, and spoke about driving around to find boys to abduct.

The man Kight was talking to was so disturbed by the suggestions he reported them to police.

Kight was also reported to police when a person who was updating software on his phone found child sex abuse images on it.

Examination of the phone showed Kight had emailed photographs and a video of young males involved in sexual activity.

Police also found Kight had looked at web pages with stories graphically describing forced sex between children, and children and adults.

In the messages, Kight had claimed to have sexually offended against dozens of young males.

In sentencing Kight, Judge Barbara Morris acknowledged those accounts were not substantiated, and plans to abduct the minors were "fanciful", rather than planned.

"There is no allegation you intended to put that plan into effect," she said.

Kight was the subject of a covert police operation from a unit that targets online sexual exploitation of children.

A police officer pretending to be a 14-year-old boy started a discussion with him on Facebook, and Kight quickly turned the conversation to sex, and sent pictures of male genitals.

He arranged to meet the person in Wellington and sent pictures of himself so he would be recognised. One of the photographs was a full-frontal nude.

Police later found another series of messages on Kight's phone in which he had offered to supply methamphetamine.

Kight pleaded guilty to exposing the fictitious 14-year-old to objectionable material, arranging to meet the fictitious young person for a sexual purpose, distributing objectionable material, offering to supply methamphetamine, and two charges each of possessing objectionable publications and making objectionable material in messages,

Judge Morris said the starting point for the prison term was two years and 10 months.

That was increased by a month for a previous sexual matter in 2012, and ultimately reduced to one year and 11 months (with six months' release conditions to follow) for Kight's early guilty plea and mental health issues identified in a psychiatric report.

The assessment noted Kight suffered from XYY syndrome, also known as Jacob's syndrome, which was associated with antisocial behaviour and impulsivity. He also suffered from other mental health issues which meant he was a "high risk" of further offending, the report said.

A probation report was not completed because of a logistical "mix-up".

Prison sentences under two years can be substituted by home detention, but Kight did not have a suitable address.

"The only sentence that is appropriate here, for a number of reasons, is imprisonment," the judge said.

CHILLICOTHE - A June investigation into allegations a man drugged a small child has also led to six allegations of child rape and an indictment against the mother of the children.
Lloyd E. Hammond, of 123 Rogers Parkway, and Natalie A. Hutt, of 254 W. Riehle Road, were both in court for an initial pretrial. On Sept. 29, a Ross County grand jury secretly indicted Hammond on six counts of rape and one count of child endangering and Hutt on two counts of child endangering.
The charges stem from an investigation began when a 4-year-old girl overdosed and was taken to Adena Regional Medical Center and then Nationwide Children's Hospital on June 27. Assistant Ross County Prosecutor Jeff Marks said a blood test indicated the girl had morphine in her system and she alleged Hammond had given her the pills.
While questioned by social workers at Children's Hospital, the girl also alleged Hammond had engaged in sexual conduct with her, Marks said. Further investigation uncovered additional allegations of sexual conduct made by the girl's older sister, Marks said. The allegations between the two victims span from September 2013 through June 2017.
There is no indication Hammond had given the children drugs in order to facilitate sexual contact, Marks said.
Hutt, who was Hammond's girlfriend, allegedly was aware of the drugging and rape accusations yet still allowed the children around Hammond which is the foundation of the two child endangerment charges, Marks said.
Hammond remained in jail on a $100,000 bail and Hutt was out on a $10,000 bond, according to online court records.
Hammond is expected to appear in court in December on motions seeking to exempt victim statements to social workers from trial while Hutt's case is expected to be slated for trial early next year.

A 41-year-old Portland man was arrested in connection with online luring of a child.
Police said the investigation started on Oct. 31 when Jason J. Paul initiated contact with an undercover officer who was posing as an underage girl on social media.
According to police, Paul wanted to "meet with her for purposes of a sexual nature."
Paul scheduled a date and time to meet the underage girl. When he arrived to the location in northeast Portland, Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit arrested him.
Paul has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail and charged with purchase sex with a minor, online sexual corruption in the first degree, online sexual corruption in the second degree, attempt rape in the third degree, attempt sexual abuse in the second degree, patronizing prostitute, and three counts of luring a minor.
Investigators believe there may be more victims.
Anyone with information about Paul or are a victim, please contact Sergeant Mark Georgioff at 503-793- 9358 or Officer Mike Gallagher at 503-793-9061.

A 33-year-old man is behind bars after police say he got a 15-year-old relative drunk and sexually assaulted her multiple times.
The Baton Rouge Police Department has in custody Gregory Remble, 33, of Baton Rouge on charges of second-degree rape and sexual battery after they responding an incident where a 15-year-old was raped.
According to arrest records, on October 4 around 9 a.m., BRPD investigators were contacted by the 15-year-old victim.
The victim says she has known Remble for 11 years.
The victim told police Remble bought her a daiquiri to celebrate her 15th birthday. Remble reportedly added extra alcohol to the daiquiri and allowed the victim to drink it, according to the probable cause report.
Police say the victim became extremely intoxicated when Remble put her in a bathtub and began bathing her. While bathing her, Remble reportedly touched the victim's private area, according to reports, to which she asked him to stop. Remble reportedly responded by saying, "You know you don't want me to stop," authorities say.
Remble then carried the victim to his bed where the victim passed out. The victim was awakened when Remble began to sexually assault her, police say.
The victim left the room, went to the bathroom and then went to the couch where she passed out again. Later that night, Remble woke the victim up and told her to come back to his bedroom, according to the probable cause report.
When the victim refused, Remble dragged her by the arms to the bedroom, authorities said. Remble then sexually assaulted the victim again, according to the probable cause report. Remble then told the victim to go to sleep.
After being advised of his rights, Remble confessed to police that he gave the victim alcohol, helped her bathe, and slept in the same bed as the victim.
Remble told police he could think of no reason the victim would lie about him since they have such a close relationship. Remble also stated if his DNA is found it is only because he masturbated after the victim left his room, according to arrest records.
Remble was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. He is being held on a $300,000 bond.

Man arrested for allegedly raping 15-year-old relative November 5th 2017 Marcus Brown

MOULTON — A 64-year-old Trinity man is charged with sexually abusing two girls under the age of 12, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Johnny Allen Harwell, 121 Lawrence County 373, Trinity, was arrested on two counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of first-degree sodomy.
Sheriff Gene Mitchell said the victims are females, ages 7 and 9.
Mitchell said an investigation showed Harwell was providing afternoon child care for the two girls and the offenses took place at his Trinity home.
The sheriff said Harwell was booked into the Lawrence County Jail and released after posting $105,000 bail.
A Bolingbrook man who sexually assaulted a girl repeatedly from 2002 through 2004 was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Fred Mack Jr., 65, was a family friend and pastor who assaulted the girl, now in her 20s, on multiple occasions between September 2002 and July 2004, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said. The crimes occurred when the girl was around the age of 12.
She reported the assault to Bolingbrook police in 2016, while working in a dance production that dealt with sexual abuse.
This woman showed remarkable courage coming forward years after she was assaulted by this predator,” Glasgow said in a prepared statement.
The victim testified that Mack molested her on as many as 100 occasions when the two were alone. Mack told investigators that he’d molested the girl on fewer than 25 occasions.
A jury on Aug. 23 convicted Mack of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Judge Carla Alessio Policandriotes imposed the sentence.
Glasgow said Mack’s conviction should encourage other adult victims to report sexual assaults that occurred years earlier when the victims were children.
“These are often difficult cases to prove,” he said. “But the General Assembly has given us latitude with the statute of limitations so that predators who counted on the vulnerability and silence of their underage victims can still be held accountable.”
The statute of limitations on filing child sexual assault charges, which Illinois lawmakers have extended several times, now stands at 20 years after the victim turns 18, according to the prosecutor’s office.

A Kiwi man who sexually abused a five-year-old boy offered up by his adoptive parents in Queensland is set to be deported back to New Zealand, according to Australian media reports.
Lower Hutt man Craig Edward Broadley, 43, is expected to be sent back across the Tasman within days after pleading guilty at the Brisbane District Court, the Courier Mail reports.
Broadley admitted to indecent treatment of a child in 2010 and 2011 and had already served his sentence while awaiting trial, making him eligible for deportation.
He was caught up in an investigation into an international paedophile ring when he travelled to Cairns from New Zealand to abuse a boy after chatting with his adopted parents online.
Australian Peter Truong and American Mark Newton are serving lengthy jail sentences in the United States for farming out the boy out after buying him from a Russia surrogate.
Broadley was extradited to Australia to face charges in February.

Patrick Roy Wandahsega, 40, of Wilson, Mich., has been found guilty in federal court of sexually abusing a 6-year-old child at his home on the Hannahville Native American reservation.
The reservation is a Potawatomi Tribe community in the Upper Peninsula near Escanaba. Hannahville law enforcement became aware of the December 2015 incident after the child told relatives and physicians about the abuse.
After a four-day trial in the U.S. District Court of Western Michigan, Wandahsega was found guilty of abusive contact involving young children. At his sentencing, Wandahsega will be facing up to life in prison for the crime.
Following investigation of the incident, a federal grand jury indicted Wandahsega on two counts: aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and then the charge he was convicted of, abusive contact involving young children.
The case was part of Project Safe Childhood, a national initiative focused on protecting children from sexual abuse. Individuals with information or concerns about possible child exploitation should contact local law enforcement.
The Hannahville Tribal Police and the FBI investigated this case, which was prosecuted by U.S. attorneys Hannah Bobee and Paul Lochner.




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Paedo Anglican Dean arrested for child sexual assault 14 NOVEMBRE 2017

Paedo taekwondo instructor arrested for child sex abuse 13 NOVEMBRE 2017

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