A “surrogate father” who raped and sexually abused a teenage boy he met at Elm Park station has been jailed for 16 years.
Rapist who routinely abused teenage boy he met at Elm Park station jailed for 16 years 20 November 2017
LACONIA — A Barnstead man convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing a teenage girl by using manipulation and even threats to sell the horse she loved, was sentenced to 25 to 60 years in prison.
“What you did is a profound betrayal of trust. In effect you are a thief of the victim’s childhood,” Judge Larry Smukler told George Colbath, 64, as he stood shackled before him.
Following a two-week trial in Belknap County Superior Court that concluded Sept. 13, a jury deliberated for less than an hour before returning guilty verdicts on all 17 counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault.
Defense Attorney Mark Sisti asked the judge to stay his order authorizing Barnstead and Alton police to either return or destroy evidence in the case for 30 days, as he plans to file an appeal with the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Sisti said his client denies the allegations and did not wish to make any comment during the sentencing hearing. Colbath is being treated for both skin and bladder cancer, his lawyer said.
“The allegations in whole have been denied. The state’s sentence is excessive and quite frankly is life without parole,” Sisti said.
“George is a coward, not to own up to what he did,” the victim said. “It devastated me at first that he lied and didn’t take responsibility. But, over time, I’ve evaluated it and see that it’s part of his character it’s who he is, a coward.
“I lost out on my childhood, he should lose out on the rest of his life. I am asking you to make it so I never have to think about him or hear the name George Colbath again,” she told the judge.
The woman with whom the victim now lives described how Colbath kept the victim cloistered and made her believe that her own family was uncaring and that no one would believe her if she disclosed the abuse.
“I now know that (the victim) was being punished any time she would attempt to refuse to participate in a heinous sexual act that George Colbath regularly forced her to participate in,” she said. “No person committing crimes as disturbing and graphic as those in this case should ever be free to roam the streets and put other children at risk.”
“He deserved to feel and understand what (the victim) felt like during those years of abuse, to know what it means to lose your freedom, to lose your autonomy, and to have the control of your life be in the hands of someone else,” the woman said in asking the judge to “punish” Colbath “for the violent and unthinkable crimes he committed on a vulnerable child.”
Colbath initially stood trial in January, but following six days of testimony, Judge Peter Fauver ruled that the wording in the indictments outlining the charges against Colbath were lacking, and as a result the case couldn’t go to the jury.
In court, the victim recounted how difficult it was to testify about the abuse not once but twice.
“It’s a painful thing to do, I don’t think people can really understand it unless they’ve been through it,” she said.
In arguing for a 30-year sentence, prosecutor Annaliese Wolf said sexual victims suffer throughout the course of their life.
“George has been a weasel looking to escape responsibility and has continued to manipulate,” Wolf said.
Colbath was credited with serving 128 days in pretrial confinement and will be eligible to have five years of one of his minimum sentences suspended if he completes the sexual offender program. Upon release he is to have no unsupervised contact with anyone under age 18, or any contact with the victim or her guardian.
Barnstead man sentenced for sexual abuse of teenage girl BEA LEWIS Union Leader Correspondent November 20. 2017
SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — Early Sunday (Nov. 19), a Springdale man was arrested on charges of sex trafficking of a minor, sexual assault 4th degree and internet stalking of a child, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office detainee information web page.
Eleuterio Flores, 33, was pulled over on a traffic stop by Siloam Springs Directed Patrol Officers.
Siloam Springs Police Lt. Derek Spicer said the stop resulted in a warrant arrest out of Washington County.
Flores was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 2:50 a.m. and is held on $50,000 bond.
A 47-year-old convicted rapist, who was serving a 30-year prison sentence at Vaughn Correctional Center, has died.
Alfred Simmons died at 7:26 a.m. Friday while at a hospital outside the prison, said Kate Weber, a spokeswoman with the state Department of Correction. He had a prolonged illness.
In March 2003, New Castle County police said Simmons entered the bedroom of a 12-year-old girl and assaulted her.
He then fled in a truck.
An officer spotted the truck traveling at a high speed on Del. 100 near Kirkwood Highway and pursued it until it crashed on Del. 100 near Maryland Avenue. Simmons, who at the time lived in the Lancaster Court Apartments, was arrested when he crawled from the wreckage after the crash.
Simmons was convicted of first-degree rape by a person of trust.
Convicted child rapist dies in prison from prolonged illness Esteban Parra, The News Journal Nov. 20, 2017
CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A Clay County man has been arrested on child sex charges.
Deputies from the Clay County Sheriff's Department say they started investigating Harley Wilson III earlier this month.
Police say they received a tip that Wilson was involved in possible sexual abuse of two female juveniles.
Over the course of the investigation, police allege the abuse started back in 2012.
A SERIAL sex offender who refused to admit he was a sexual deviant despite having 125 counselling sessions while in prison will remain in jail for the rest of his life.
Supreme Court Justice Kevin Nicholson ruled that convicted child sex offender Kingsley Thomas Kelly, 45, would be subject to indefinite detention in the state’s prison system when his current sentence for indecent assault and unlawful sexual intercourse against a nine-year-old girl is complete.
Kelly was sentenced to 13 years in prison with a non-parole period of eight years in 2007 but has his sentence extended by three months after assaulting a prison officer.
Despite 125 counselling sessions over 15 months two specialist forensic psychiatrist agreed Kelly was a “high risk of sexual reoffending” when released into the community.
When interviewed by a forensic psychiatrist, Kelly refused to admit he had deviant sexual fantasies towards children. “This is very concerning, considering the amount of treatment he has received,” the psychiatrist wrote.
A second psychiatrist concluded Kelly was unwilling to change and was “unduly reliant” on religion to control urges. The court heard that Kelly’s previous offending was highly opportunistic and often took place shortly after he had been released from jail and even while in custody he continued to offend.
Justice Nicholson agreed Kelly posed an unacceptable risk if he was released, ordering he be held indefinitely. Kelly will be able to apply for release on licence but will have to demonstrate rehabilitation.
Supreme Court rules repeat child sex offender Kingsley Thomas Kelly should be held in prison indefinitely as he poses an “unacceptable risk” to society Mitch Mott, The Advertiser November 20, 2017