The best deterrent to heartache in the life of a child is the presence of a well-informed parent. BE INFORMED~ Donna Funderburke McKinley
Sentencing date scheduled? Contact the judge or district attorney to express your thoughts on sentencing. Do you find a sentencing too soft? Contact the judge and let him/her know how you feel. Remember, elected officals DO CARE about what you have to say. It could cost them a vote if they do not listen.
Be heard. Stand in the gap for our children.
The only thing for evil to thrive is for good people to do NOTHING.
NOTE: Alabama legislators passed a law in July 2010 which makes it a felony crime for a school employee to engage in a sex act with a student. The class B felony crime comes with a punishment of two to 20 years in prison, if convicted.
April 2013: Freddie Hovater, 72, A former pastor in Franklin County has been indicted on a Oct. 2012 sexual torture and abuse charges. The abuse allegedly happened for nearly a year inside Hovater’s home. It is alleged the 8 year old victim and her family attended Hovater’s church at the time of the abuse. Investigators seized a computer from Hovater’s home as well as other evidence. http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/04/former_franklin_county_pastor.html#incart_river
Feb.2013: Hartselle, Alabama Police Department arrested Anthony Dewayne Manigo Jr., 18, on a Grand Jury warrant for rape after authorities say in 2011 he an 11 year old girl. Manigo, Jr. denied the charged however, evidence proved otherwise. The 11 year old girl gave birth and the baby was determined via DHA testing, to be fathered by Manigo, Jr. Manigo, Jr. was booked in at the Hartselle City Jail and later transferred to the Morgan County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
Feb 2013: Brandon Gray, Boy Scout Leader, Father and child molester: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/siblings-discover-father-boy-scouts-abuse-recall-molestation-article-1.1266556
Feb. 2013 A female teacher at Montgomery High School is under investigation for having sexual contact with one of her students. A source close to the investigation said the student is only 14 years old. The teacher in question has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation.
Jan. 2013 Christopher Patrick Gunn, 31,of Montgomery, Alabama who posed as Justin Bieber in online global child sextortion plot sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Gunn plead guilty to two counts of making child pornography, fifteen counts of interstate extortion, and seven counts of internet stalking.
Victims have been identified in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, but the sextortion plot is said to have been used by Gunn on a global scale. Gunn reportedly used threats to pressure a number of the children to send him elicit and pornographic material of themselves. Over a period of more than two years, Gunn repeatedly used computers, chat rooms and other social media outlets to threaten hundreds of young girls, ages 9 to 16, located throughout the United States and internationally.
Tuscaloosa, AL Carlos Antonio Clemons, 37, of Tuscaloosa and Charles Lavoris Evans, 20,have been arrested and charged with meeting a 14 year old Tuscaloosa, Al girl for sex. Each man allegedly met the girl on separate occasions for sex. The men met the girl on a social networking website.
Gardendale, Al Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church’s worship leader, Joel Kent Hodges, 31, was arrested and charged with soliciting a child online as well as traveling to meet the child for sex. He was released from the Jefferson County Jail on Monday on a $90,000 bond.
During a routine traffic stop new Atlanta, Ga law enforcement discovered an underage girl, a victim of human trafficking. The officer reported stated, “She gave me a look that I'll never forget. I'll never forget that as a parent, for a child to look at you and ask you for help, that's my job. ”
Mobile, AL Sherman Fitzgerald Tate, 36, a paid mentor at Mobile Youth Advocate Program in an organization to help troubled teens, is accused of having sex with a teenage girl in the program and trying to get her and another girl to participate in a threesome. Tate is charged with second-degree rape and two counts of second-degree sodomy. Patterson said Tate had contact with the girls in 2010 even though both were assigned to a different mentor. It is alleged that Tate summoned the two girls out of class together and had them brought to a conference room. It is alleged he then asked the girls to perform sexual acts on one another. The prosecutor state Tate also tried to convince the girls to perform oral sex on him. The girls ended up kissing his private area instead.
Minister and Teacher: Mobile, Al: Stanley Porter, former pastor of Fellowship Church in Eight Mile, Al and former counselor at Calloway Smith Middle School was convicted of second degree sodomy in Judge Youngpeter's courtroom. The victim was 16 years old at the time at told authorities the abuse had gone on for a long period of time.
Sentencing is set for Oct. 4th, 2012. Please contact Judge Youngpeter to voice your support in the maximum sentence:
Hon. Michael Youngpeter
8200 Government Plaza
Mobile, Al 36644-2913
LAW ENFORCEMENT: MADISON, Alabama -- William Watson, a Madison Police officer for 13 years, has been placed on administrative leave following allegations of possible sexual misconduct involving a family member. As soon as Watson is released from an area hospital he will be charged with sexual abuse in the first degree. It is reported that while in the hospital Watson’s house burned.
ATHENS — Athens Police responded to Lindsay Lane Baptist Church Tuesday morning after Christopher Adam Hudson, 46, Moss Point, Miss wanted for molestation of a child and thought to be suicidal had entered the church seeking assistance. The incident occurred at 9:26 a.m. after police received a call from an investigator from Jackson County, Miss., advising there was a person at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church that the agency wanted for felony molestation of a child, Johnson said. The investigator also told dispatchers the person was possibly suicidal. Shortly thereafter, a staff member at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church called police requesting an officer to check the background of a person who may be wanted.
Hudson allegedly went to Lindsay Lane Baptist Church asking for assistance. While there, he had called a member of his family who was worried about Hudson and called the Jackson County, Miss., authorities.
ANDERSON FAMILY STORY http://blog.al.com/live/2012/08/after_bill_atkinson_verdict_es.html
UPDATE: Bill Anderson’s Guilty Verdict MOBILE, Alabama -- A federal jury this afternoon found onetime political candidate Bill Atkinson guilty of trying to obstruct and conspiracy in the investigation into allegations his son molested children at a family-run orphanage ministry in Honduras. http://blog.al.com/live/2012/08/jury_finds_bill_atkinson_guilt.html
TEACHER: Leeds, AL. LEEDS, AL (WBRC) - The Leeds Police Department says they have arrested a Leeds Elementary P E teacher Curtis Lloyd, 32 for sending texts to a Leeds High School student that were sexually explicit. Lloyd was charged with a misdemeanor instead of a felony because police say they have no evidence of physical contact between Lloyd and the student in question.
Lloyd, a married father of two, has been a physical education teacher in the Leeds School System since 2005. His school website bio states he is a PE teacher at Leeds Elementary and coaches football at Leeds Middle School and wrestling and baseball at Leeds High School, in addition to assisting the jump rope team.
Sexual Predator Apprehended in Geraldine Alabama Geraldine, Al: Armando Molina, 25, from Deltona, Fla., was picked up Saturday in a house on County Road 391 in Geraldine, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. He was wanted on a Florida warrant of lewd or lascivious battery on a child over 12 years of age but under 16, the release said.
LAW ENFORCEMENT Troy, Al Willie Toney, 61, a recently retired Troy police officer, has been arrested for allegedly committing multiple sex crimes against a child victim. Toney was charged with one count of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy, and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse -- all of which were allegedly committed against a child victim aged less than 12 years old.
If convicted, Toney faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.
TEACHER Jeffery Scott Atkins, 39, a former Oak Mountain Middle School teacher and band director was arrested Aug 15th for having sexual contact with a student. Atkins was charged with three counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, one count of Enticing a Child to Enter a Vehicle, House, etc., for Immoral Purposes, one count of Electronic Solicitation of a Child, and one count of School Employee having Sexual Contact with a student Under the Age of 19 Years. Atkins had been out on bond awaiting trial for these charges when he was arrested today.
Atkins is being held on $200,000 bond at the Shelby County Jail.
CHURCH: MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - John A. Astorga,37, a youth minister accused of sex crimes against children in three Alabama counties ( Elmore, Cullman and Madison)plead guilty to two counts of rust- degree sexual abuse and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 31 in Elmore County. Three of his victims and the Wetumpka pastor of Bethel Assembly of God , where Astorga worked, testified during the trial.
Astorga faces up to a year and a day imprisonment on each of the two counts in Elmore County and must register as a convicted sex offender.
He is currently free on bond.
SOURCE: Associated Press
FLORENCE, Alabama — Dana Myhan Allen, 38, of Florence has been sentenced to three years in prison with no probation for having sex with a 14 year old boy. Allen pleaded guilty to second-degree rape of the boy who is a student at Wilson High School. She was not an employee of the school.
Sentencing Judge: Lauderdale County Circuit Judge Mike Jones.
SOURCE: The Times Daily of Florence
Church: Mark Allen Green, an Albertville, Alabama man who recently serve as pastor at Cowboy Church in Albertville, AL. was arrested on child sex charges and is now terminated from the church. Law enforcement officials report he's facing a sexual abuse of a child charge in Ellis County Texas and an aggravated sexual abuse of a child charge in Navarro County, Texas. Green is now in the Ellis County Texas Jail.
In a statement, Randall Stoner, the director of missions at Marshall Baptist Association, said:
We are saddened by the circumstances surrounding his termination but cannot comment further due to legal issues involved… Please, know that we are praying for the Cowboy Church of Marshall County and all involved. Our prayer is that the church will pull together as a family does in trying times, and draw closer to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Mobile, Al On the run for 14 years, accused child molester 78 year old Giusseppe Pino LoPorto, now must face 14 counts of 1st degree sexual abuse, 13 counts of sodomy, rape and bail jumping. The most serious charges are punishable by life in prison upon conviction. On Baldwin County’s top 10 most wanted list for 14 years. LoPorto, is accused of molesting a 7- or 8-year-old relative, fled the country on the eve of his trial in 1998. While on the run, LoPorto, while living in Italy, published -- using his real name -- "The Other Face of America: A True Story."
TEACHER: Escambia County Middle School technical program teacher Robert Clyde Smith, 56, was indicted by a grand jury May 10th on charges of enticing a child for immoral purposes and a misdemeanor charge for having sexual contact with a 13 year old student. Smith is reported to have rubbed the child’s back, near her buttocks, inner thigh and “front private” areas. Smith was released from the detention center after being held on $100,000 bond.
Auburn, Al- Mario R. Urbina, 46, of Columbus, Ga., a former violin teacher accused of fondling a female student in 2010 was indicted by a grand jury on one count of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old and one count of enticing a child for immoral purposes. However, he was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of interference with custody, a class C felony, as part of a plea deal with the Lee County (Alabama) District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors agreed not to try Urbina on sexual abuse of a child and enticement charges on the condition the plea and sentence were carried out. The interference charge states it is illegal to take a child younger than 18 from the custody of their lawful guardian or parents. Urbina allegedly touched the victim inappropriately during a violin lesson at Auburn United Methodist Church in May 2010, according to affidavits. The district attorney's office said his interference is not a sex offense; therefore, Urbina will not have to register as a sex offender.
Urbina’s attorney Trip Walton has requested probation for Urbina, and Lee County Circuit Court Judge Chris Hughes scheduled a hearing for June 19. Hughes allowed Urbina to remain free on bond ahead of the probation hearing.
LAW ENFORCEMENT: Mitchell Dendy, Ft. Payne, Al, the DeKalb County Chief Jail Administrator and Mayor of Sylvania, was terminated for what the Sheriff's Office called repeated violations of sexual misconduct, improprieties, and harassment.
TEACHER UPDATE: Heather Rich Whitten, 38, A Williams Intermediate School teacher of Pell City has a tentative plea day for July 30 has been set with He the week of August 6 for a possible trial in the case.
TEACHER: Robert Lee Michel, Dothan, 43, a 10th grade science teacher at Rehobeth High School has been placed on administrative leave after Houston County Sheriff’s investigators charged him with three felony counts of school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19. More charges are pending.
It is alleged that the girl’s mother walked in an caught Michel and her daughter in bed. Michel was naked. He allegedly fled on foot with no clothes on. Authorities state a woman called 911 to report the incident around 6:00pm . Michel reported ran into nearby woods. Deputies too him into custody after he walked out of the woods around 9pm. News reports that he was wearing a couple of trash bags on his body. Houston County Sheriff’s bloodhounds and a helicopter from the Dale and Houston County Aviation unit helped authorities in the search of the suspect.
Michel’s Facebook page said he’s worked as a science teacher at the high school for nearly 20 years since August 1993. It also said he’s a 1986 graduate of Northview High School.
SCHOOL: Berry Middle School Student Charged With Rape: An eighth grade boy has been charged with first degree rape for the sexual assault of an eighth grade female student at Berry Middle School. The assault allegedly happened after the bell rang on Friday, April 13, around 3:30 p.m. when students were on their way to line up for the buses. The victim reported the rape after she got home. The suspect was taken into custody at approximately 8 p.m. that night.
SCHOOL : University of North Alabama student indicted after rape & sodomy arrest Aaron Jamar Robinson, 20, of Birmingham Al, a University of North Alabama student has been indictment on rape. Robinson has been charged with first-degree rape and attempted first-degree sodomy.
Police said Robinson is accused of raping an 18-year-old girl at a party off campus. The rape occurred at a Brentwood apartment on Mocking Bird Court, which is just off Darby Drive, according to reports. The victim allegedly reported that the rape took place in the bathroom. Allegedly the girl told police she was in the bathroom when Robinson walked in on her and started kissing her and allegedly attempted to force her to have oral sex. When she refused he allegedly raped her. It is reported that Robinson ran from the bathroom when someone came to the door. . Friends took the woman to Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital.
TEACHER: Former Tuscaloosa teacher jailed on sex charges Jennifer Hawk Elebash,41, a Spanish teacher at Central High School in Tuscaloosa. Al is charged with one count of Attempted School Employee Engaging in a Sex Act or Deviant Sexual Intercourse with a Student Under the Age of 19 Years Old, one count of School Employee Having Sexual Contact with a Student Under the Age of 19 Years Old and one count of Harassment, according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department.
Police say another student knew about what happened between Elebash and the victim and that student came forward to school officials in October 2011. The allegations launched an investigation led by the Tuscaloosa Police Juvenile Investigators.
TEACHER: Minor High School Teacher Arrested Ketry Laron Clark, 29, a Minor High School teacher has been arrested on charges of enticing a child for immoral purposes and having sexual contact with a student as a school employee.
One of the two female students reporting Clark state that on several occasions when she was 15 years old, , Clark "had asked her to engage in sexual activity with him at the school," Chief Deputy Randy Christian said. "The teacher had even selected a location at the school that would be private to keep anyone from finding out," Christian stated in a release.
Clark turned himself into the Jefferson County Jail around 3 p.m. Monday, April 16. His bond for the charge of enticing a child for immoral purposes was set at $15,000 and the bond for the charge of a school employee having sexual contact with a student was set at $6,000. He bonded out of jail Tuesday morning.
CHURCH: Jamie Duffey , 31-year old of Gadsden, Alabama, is accused of sexually abusing a 14 year-old girl she met at Tabernacle Church. Duffey is not on church staff and is not considered a volunteer. Gadsden Police say Duffey had a sexual relationship with the teenager. The news reports the youth pastor heard of an incident in the woman’s restroom at the Premier Cinemas at the Gadsden Mall. He reported the incident to the pastor who in turned contacted the police. The suspect was reportedly escorted out of church on a Sunday morning and taken into custody by police for this alleged incident.
CHURCH: Thomas Russell Reilly, 59 of Gadsden, Ala. faces life in prison after being convicted of rape and sexually abusing four young girls, ages 5-10 years old, he promised to take to church at Tabernacle Church, on South 11th Street, here in Gadsden.. Sentencing is May 30th.
Reilly allowed the young girls to spend the night with him at his home, promising he would take them to church the next morning. He reportedly picked up children from school on Wednesdays before evening services.
Sentencing is May 30th. Contact the judge and let him know if you support life in prison.
Judge Allen Millican
Etowah County Courthouse
801 Forrest Ave
TEACHER: SARALAND, Ala Nathan Blaylock, 29, a Saraland High School science teacher and basketball coach faces a charge of sexual misconduct with a student. A family member of the 17-year-old Saraland High School student found out about the alleged inappropriate actions and called police. The teacher and student were supposedly playing a game on their phones. That turned to chatting, then it escalated to text messaging. Gaines said the messages occurred over a period of about three or four days.
Christian Camp 4/2012 Lee Bradberry, 22, of Auburn, Ala., a Forsyth, Mo. Kanakuk camp counselor fired from a Christian summer camp last summer has been charged with sexually abusing several campers. Less than two years after another former counselor, Peter D. Newman, was sent to prison for life plus 30 years for sexually abusing children at the camp over a 10-year period.
Three young campers, ages 9, 10 and 12, reported Bradberry sexually abused them. He was charged with two counts of statutory sodomy, two counts of child molestation, one count of sexual misconduct and one count of attempted sodomy, all felonies.
The Barbour County Sheriff’s Office announced that two Eufaula men and a 15-year-old boy have been arrested and charged with sodomy of a minor. Anthony Wayne Powell, 25, Eufaula, was charged with three counts of second-degree rape. James Thomas Wood, 19, Eufaula, was charged with two counts of second-degree rape and one count of second-degree sodomy. The 15-year-old was taken into custody.
Twenty-one additional counts of rape and 12 counts of sodomy against Powell will be presented to the Eufaula Grand Jury in August for indictments. http://www2.dothaneagle.com/news/2012/mar/17/two-men-and-teen-charged-child-molestation-case-ar-3430412/
TEACHER: SHELBY COUNTY, AL 3/2012 Jeffrey Scott Atkins, 38 of Alabaster, band director at Oak Mountain Middle School has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse. He has been charged with -3 counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, 1 count of Enticing a Child to Enter a Vehicle, House, etc., for Immoral Purposes, 1 count of Electronic Solicitation of a Child, 1 count of School Employee having Sexual Contact with a student Under the Age of 19 Years. Bond set at $5,000. Atkins' total bond is set at $555,000.
According to a bio page for "Jeff Atkins--Director of Middle School Bands" on the Oak Mountain Middle School band website, Atkins is married with three children and actively involved in music ministry at Riverside Baptist Church. His bio also says he graduated from the University of Alabama, played in the Million Dollar Band and also worked as a teacher at Shelby Academy, Bottenfield Jr. High School, and Minor High School.
TEACHER 3/ 2012 SARALAND, Ala. (WALA) - Nathan Blaylock, 29. A Saraland High School teacher faces a charge of sexual misconduct with a 17 year old student. Police say it all began with a game. Blaylock and the student were supposedly playing a game on their phones. That turned to chatting, which escalated to texting. The text messaging was allegedly sexually inappropriate. The allegedly text playing beer pong and with Blaylock being accused of making sexual innuendos if he should win what he should receive from the victim and vice versa..
Blaylock was released from Metro Jail on $1,000 bond and is expected back in court April 9.
If found guilty of sexual misconduct, he could face up to a year in jail.
TEACHER Nicholas Kevin Smith, a Gadsden City High School teacher and baseball coach admitted to having a sexual relationship with a teenage student in 2009 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated child abuse. He was originally charged with second-degree rape, but pleaded to child abuse. He will not have to register as a sex offender Smith will be eligible for release or parole after serving 18 months of his sentence.http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20120315/APN/1203151047
ALABAMA MISSIONARY: William James Atkinson a Mobile, Alabama based missionary was captured late March 7th, at the airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, while trying to flee the country after an arrest warrant had been issued against him. Atkinson is accused of raping two children at the Honduran orphanage run by his family. The Mobile County Sheriff’s office received a video, that allegedly shows Atkinson engaged in sexual behavior with a Honduran child.
Atkinson’s father, Bill Atkinson, is president of the nonprofit charity, HOPE. According to tax records, the organization was created in “support of a five-member missionary family and 18 orphans in Honduras.” According to tax records, HOPE received $158,000 in contributions and grants in 2010, although the organization did not specify the source of that income. That year, the group spent about $80,000 in Honduras, according to the records.
Bill Atkinson, who owns a Theodore nursery, had a failed bid last year for the state House of Representatives in a district representing south Mobile County’s coastline.
UPDATE: JUNE 2012 MOBILE, Alabama – Missionary Will Atkinson : William "Bill" Atkinson, the father of Mobile County missionary Will Atkinson is accused along with his two other sons, Matthew and Andrew Atkinson, of destroying video evidence that showed his youngest son Will molesting a child in Honduras.
Will Atkinson as arrested in February and charged with molesting at least eight children at an orphanage he helped build in Santa Rose de Copan. His father is accused of directing his other two sons, Matthew and Andrew, to erase the hard drive of a digital video recorder containing the evidence then instructed them to shoot the hard drive, according to a federal indictment made public. .During a recent court hearing a federal agent testified that both Matthew and Andrew admitted to destroying the evidence.
Bill Atkinson is familiar to Mobile County political circles. He unsuccessfully ran as the Constitution Party candidate for House District 105 last year. Source: http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/jun/01/atkinson-accused-destroying-video-evidence-molesta-ar-3899831/
GRANDFATHER: A Limestone County jury on March 8th convicted an Elkmont grandfather Austin Nichols Jr., 58 of raping his 14-year-old granddaughter on several occasions in 2009 when the girl was 14 years-old.
TEACHER Chip Ervin, 34 & wife Amy Ervin: Chip Ervin, Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s former Holy Spirit High School assistant football coach and his wife Amy have pleaded guilty to providing drugs and alcohol to minors.
Sexual misconduct charges against both husband and wife involving a student at the school were dropped. Neither will serve time in jail time. Six charges against Chip Ervin were dropped, according to the guilty plea. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for each marijuana charge and a year in the county jail for charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was placed on five years of supervised probation, and will not serve time in prison unless he violates probation. He will be required to submit to drug testing and is barred from any contact with the former female student and her family.
The Ervins, who are in the process of a divorce, were accused of providing marijuana and alcohol to minors and of having sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old female student, according to court records. The age of consent in Alabama is 16.
Amy Ervin was sentenced to a year in jail and placed on two years of unsupervised probation. If she does not violate probation, she also will not have to serve time in jail.
A civil case filed by the student's parents against the Ervins and the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham is pending in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court.
TEACHER: Chad Gambrill, 36, of Welti, AL and a first grade teacher at Good Hope Primary School has been indicted on two charges of sexual abuse in the first degree, and one charge of sexual abuse in the second degree. Authorities say the current charges are not related to Gambrill’s position as a teacher, but stem from an investigation into allegations dating from approximately 11 years ago.
The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating Gambrll for almost five months, involving allegations Gambrill abused two girls under the age of 12.
TEACHER: Bethyl Shepherd, 35, a former Reed High School special education teacher pleaded guilty to one of two counts of unlawful sexual conduct between a school employee and pupil, a felony. The district attorney and probation office actually petitioned the judge to give Shepherd probation. But Washoe District Chief Judge David Hardy , he said it didn’t satisfy the punishment for her betrayal of the community’s trust. The judge said the crime was a pattern of conduct for Shepherd, rather than an isolated incident. However, he ordered her to spend 60 days in jail and suspended her 19- to 48-month prison term and ordered she be placed on five years probation. The judge included several conditions to her probation, including she receive sex offender treatment, refrain from alcohol use and cannot be around minors other than her own children. Shepherd blamed her behavior on her bipolar disorder.
One month before Shepherd’s arrest, Marie L. Fisher. a 21-year-old Reed High School special education teacher’s aide at the same school, was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. In July 2011 Fisher was sentenced to a suspended prison term and five years probation. She said she her attention deficit disorder was a factor to her crime.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama –1/20/2012 Frederick Ball Matthews, 48 A Montgomery lawyer, convicted of distributing more than 600 child pornography images over the internet faced M a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a lifetime term of supervised release, was sentenced today to 9 years in federal prison. Matthews is ordered to pay $30,000 to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children or other appropriate children’s charity, $15,000 to be the U.S. District Court and a special assessment fee of $100.00. Once released, Matthews is to serve the rest of his life on supervised release and is prohibited from entering a relationship without informing the other party of the circumstances of his conviction. Thompson further ordered that if Matthews cannot be involved in a relationship with anyone who has custody of any minor children.
Homeland Security Investigations had seized from him two computers and several electronic storage devices containing over 200,000 images and 8,000 videos of child pornography. Also recovered were videos of young boys showering at Matthew’s home. Matthew used a hidden camera to record the boys. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was able to identify the children depicted in over 5,000 images and nearly 1,500 videos. However, the age or identities of the individuals in the shower videos are still unknown.
About the sentencing judge:
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on September 17, 1980, to a seat vacated by Frank M. Johnson, Jr.; Confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 1980, and received commission on September 29, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1991-1998.
Yale University, B.A., 1969
Yale Law School, J.D., 1972
Assistant attorney general of Alabama, 1972-1974
Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1974-1980
U.S. District Court
P.O. Box 711
Montgomery, AL 36101-0711
UPDATE: YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE: RIGHT NOW! In 1995, Charles Donald Corley, ex-Boy Scout leader, church youth volunteer and executive, and may I add, self-professed pedophile, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing three teens. His parole hearing has been set for January 31st Send a quick letter to the parole board. NOW Alabama Pardons and Parole Board P.O. Box 302405 Montgomery, AL 36130
TEACHER: William Butch Young Tuscaloosa’s Hillcrest High School Assistant Principal William “Butch” Young resigns amid accusations that he engaged in sexual misconduct with a former female student from 2008 to 2010 when she was 16 year-old and he was one of the assistant principals at the school.
Young’s attorney, John Saxon, denies the suit’s claims, saying that the only type of relationship Young had with the student was as a counselor to her during her parents’ divorce. The student’s attorney, Paul Patterson, provided a transcript of three text messages he said were sent from Young’s cell phone to the student’s cell phone on Oct. 16, 2009:
· Text message No. 1 reads: “I was hoping to get to pull some strings for you so you’d owe me. You owe me so much already from getting you outta class. By the way, we still have plans after graduation?”
· Text message No. 2 reads: “The thoughts in my mind were more than slightly inappropriate so to say yes would be a mild understatement.”
· Text message No. 3 reads: “Incredibly hot. You hurt me physically :)”
The lawsuit states that Young’s alleged misconduct toward the student intensified in her junior and senior years and became “increasingly sexual in nature and included a variety of inappropriate behaviors and actions including unwelcome physical sexual contact.” The alleged contact was characterized in the law suit as “severe,” “extremely pervasive, “unwelcome,” and “created an environment which was sexually hostile.” Also named in the law suit are the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education, Steve Benson and Caldwell as defendants. Benson was principal of Tuscaloosa County High and Caldwell was one of the school’s assistant principals at the time of Young’s alleged misconduct.
The student claims she reported Young’s alleged misconduct to Steve Benson, Tuscaloosa County Schools Senior Director of Human Resources and Tuscaloosa County High School Principal Reba Caldwell and showed them sexually charged text messages Young allegedly sent her, but that neither administrator reported it to the proper authorities or took action against Young.
TEACHER: Danny Acker update 1/9/2012: According to police, another vicim has come forward. The young girl in the latest case reported Acker would come to her home while her mother was not there. The victim, who was 11 years old at the time, said Acker molested her in the home. Law enforcement report that Acker has admitted he did molest the child.
Alabaster Police announced Daniel Montague Acker, Jr, 49 a teacher for 25 years for the Shelby County Board of Education has been arrested on child molestation charges. Deputy Chief Curtis Rigney said Acker admitted to investigators that he had molested more than 20 female students throughout his career. Retiring in 2009, Acker taught fourth grade for most of his career. He worked from 1985 to 1991 at Thompson Elementary School, from 1991 to 2000 at Creek View Elementary, and from 2000 to 2009 at Thompson Intermediate. He works occasionally works as a school bus driver. As recently as last week it is alleged he was driving a bus for the school system.
A former student recently told police she had been molested by Acker his last year of teaching. . Acker later allegedly admitted to molesting the additional students.
Danny Acker is the son of Shelby County Commissioner Dan Acker. http://www.abc3340.com/story/16455606/alabaster-police-charge-former-teacher-with-sexual-abuse
In 1993, a grand jury refused to indict Acker on charges that he sexually molested one of his former Thompson Elementary fourth-grade students, who was also his neighbor. He was accused of touching the girl on her breast in 1991. While facing termination at the time over the alleged incident, Acker was named Teacher of the Year at Creek View Elementary and was a candidate for Shelby County Teacher of the Year. During the 1992 investigation, [Daniel Montague] Acker was serving as a youth pastor at Alabaster’s Westwood Baptist Church.
Teacher: Marie L. Fisher, Reed High School special education teacher’s aide was convicted for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. In July 2011 Fisher was sentenced to a suspended prison term and five years probation. She said she her attention deficit disorder was a factor to her crime.
See Bethyl Shepherd, a special education teacher at the same school. She was arrested a month later for having oral sex with 7 students.
TEACHER: Kiki Reece Hennicke, 35, Winfield, Al, a former Elementary Special Ed Teacher on the Winfield City pleaded guilty to School Employee Sexual Contact on February 2nd, 2011 in Marion County. She was charged with a Class-A misdemeanor according to court documents.
TEACHER: Harvey Aubin Knotts, 40, a teacher at McDonnell Elementary School in Huntsville, Alabama has been arrested on ten counts of sexual abuse involving a child younger than 12 involving aa student. A total of 8 alleged victims have been identified. Knotts allegedly omitted in his job application teaching experience in Bermuda, where he is accused of sexual misconduct with minors A search of Alabama's criminal filings found two incidents for Knotts in 2008, for speeding and operating a vehicle without a license.
TEACHER: Carrie Frances Perkins, 29, a fifth grade teacher at Parkview Christian School in Eufaula, Alabama has been arrested on allegations of a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student at the school. Perkins is charged with three counts each of rape and sodomy. It is alleged that the boy told police that he and Perkins had sexual relations four or five times since the start of the year. The boy told investigators that the first alleged sexual contact occurred in a classroom and that the other alleged incidents took place away from the school. Perkins pleaded guilty in Eufaula Circuit Court to three counts of second-degree rape and three counts of second-degree sodomy.
Perkins was sentenced to 15 years on each count, split with three years to serve for each count. The latest sentences will run concurrent with the 14-year sentence she received in Houston
01/17/11 – Guilty Verdict after being charged with sexually abusing the same victim In Dothan, Al. Circuit Court Judge Butch Binford sentenced Carrie Perkins, 29, of Eufaula to serve 14 years in prison. . Binford denied probation, and ordered the two sentences to run consecutively with each other. County.SOURCE: http://www2.dothaneagle.com/news/2011/feb/23/5/former-eufaula-teacher-gets-prison-time-ar-1498129/
TEACHER: Calvin Bell-Tharpe , of Dothan, Alabama and a Northview High School teacher accused of having sex with a male student resigned in early August 2011. Bell-Tharpe had worked as an art teacher and was the head tennis coach for the school. He graduated from Dothan High School and later earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Troy University. In June 2011 Dothan police charged Bell-Tharpe with allegedly having sex with a male student. The boy allegedly when to the teacher’s home for dinner. According to the accusations at the bond hearing The boy had fallen asleep. “ “He (Bell-Tharpe) then invited him (the student) back to the bedroom in the house for sex. He says he did not consent to it, that he felt pressured or forced to do it.” There was also a report of a revealing Facebook conversation between Bell-Tharpe and the student that included such phrases as “Be real pretty boy.” Bell-Tharpe allegedly sought pictures of the student through the Facebook conversation. It also alleged that he sent a picture of graphic nature by cell phone to the victim. Source: http://www2.dothaneagle.com/news/2011/dec/24/top-10-11-teacher-charged-sex-student-loses-job-ar-2927519/
Steve William Karr, 53, of Tuscaloosa was indicted on charges he sexually victimized at least 11 young boys over three decades. He has been charged with seven counts of first-degree sodomy, 16 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. karr is being held on $1 million bond at the Tuscaloosa County jail. Karr allegedly befriended families with children and then would eventually molest the boys. Karrr's alleged victims range from ages 7 to 15 and date back 30 years. Authorities state they believe there are more victims who have not yet come forward. Officials are urging anyone with information to contact the sheriff's department. http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/86869d59372d41fe8f78fa4b9b0d5961/AL--Sexual-Abuse-Charges/
Perry Buckhault, 57, of Atmore, Alabama has been indicted on charges including first-degree sodomy, sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 and failure to appear. The alleged victim is 3 years-old. Buckhault remains behind bars on a $250,000 bond for the charges http://www.atmoreadvance.com/2011/12/15/atmore-man-faces-molestation-charges/
Robert Eugene Frost, who is serving a 20-year sentence in the Bullock Correctional Facility after his conviction earlier this year for sexual abuse of a child under age 12 at his now-closed Cahaba Heights day care center has been sued by one of the victims and her mother, court records show. http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/12/imprisoned_day_care_operator_s.html
Global International out of Pensacola, Fl charged in sex abuse law suit. Two local families have file lawsuits again Pensacola based ministry, Globe International and one of its missionaries, Keith Lashbrook. The law suit alleges that Laskbrook sexually abused children in his care at an orphanage in Haiti. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 11 children who were adopted by local families out of Port-de-Paix, Haiti.
These children were brought to America after the terrible earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010.
This lawsuit said that after the children's alleged abuse, they suffered significant physical and emotional scars that will impact them the rest of their lives. On January 12, 2010, a horrific earthquake devastated the country of Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people.
A missionary based out of Pensacola, Keith Lashbrook, ran an orphanage in Port-de-Paix, Haiti. The lawsuit was filed by two families on behalf of 11 children. It says Globe was aware of the sexual abuse and didn't stop it. Many of the children are now living in Pensacola with their new families. Safe and secure, they have now told their parents of the horrifying sex abuse. The court documents claim the children were abused and molested by Lashbrook and other staff members on a number of occasions.
The lawsuit states that Globe International did not do anything criminally wrong, but it knew of the evils going on in Haiti, and it didn't do enough to stop it
Robert Anthony Simmons , 57 years-old from Opp, Al was found guilty of molesting a girl 25 years after the offenses happened. The victim was six years-old when molested. Investigators issued a warrant for the suspect’s arrest at the time of the crime, but then he moved and wasn’t immediately arrested. Simmons was eventually arrested in 1993. But Simmons was released after he posted his bail, and then fled the area until he was recently arrested again.Atwell Simmons faces 10 years to life for the first-degree sodomy charge, a class A felony crime, and one to 10 years in prison for the sex abuse charge, a class C felony crime.
Chavez Slaton, 25, of Abbeville faces multiple felony charges after Henry County Sheriff’s investigators say he enticed a teenage girl for sex after meeting her on Facebook. Slaton is charged him with electronic solicitation of a child and two counts of possession of child pornography.
Slaton is accused of sending explicit naked pictures of himself and attempted to entice the girl for sex using a cell phone on Sunday, Oct. 16. He allegedly admitted t that he spoke with the girl on the phone, and they talked about her coming to Abbeville for them to have sex. The teenager allegedly told police she sent pictures of herself to Slaton’s cell phone. The teenager also said she had at least three conversations with Slaton, during which he’d tried to talk her into getting a ride to Abbeville so they could have sex. Slaton reportedly told investigators he’d met the teenage girl online on Facebook.
The child pornography charges stemmed from investigators finding two nude pictures of a 15-year-old Georgia girl on Slaton’s cell phone.
If convicted of the electronic solicitation of a child charge, Slaton faces two to 20 years in prison for the class B felony crime. He also faces one to 10 years in prison for each of the child pornography charges, which are class C felony crimes. http://www2.dothaneagle.com/news/2011/dec/02/abbeville-man-charged-soliciting-teen-girl-sex-ar-2790525/
Dale Alan McClendon, 36 years-old, Limestone County Jail was booked on rape charges after a 15 year-old girl gave birth to his child in November. The girl and McClendon admitted to having consensual sex. Under Alabama law, the age of consent is 16. http://www.waff.com/story/16173524/elkmont-man-charged-with-rape-after-teen-has-his-bay
Cullman County Sex Abuse Case Ends in Plea Deal: http://www.cullmantimes.com/local/x1126800719/Sex-abuse-case-ends-with-plea-deal
Baldwin County man convicted of raping two 10 year old girls. http://blog.al.com/live/2011/10/man_convicted_in_baldwin_count.html
Houston County Child rapist states in court “plead the blood of Jesus on you,” just before being sentenced to 100 years: http://www2.dothaneagle.com/news/2011/oct/11/4/dothan-man-gets-100-year-sentence-rape-sodomy-12-y-ar-2541357/
Dale County : 30-year-old James D. Kelly and charged him with felony sex abuse of a child under the age of 12. Mathis said Kelly turned himself in to sheriff’s officials on Monday evening. http://www2.dothaneagle.com/news/2011/oct/04/3/level-plains-daycare-worker-faces-child-molestatio-ar-2507849/
Dothan: Circuit Court Judge Larry Anderson sentenced Benjamin Rusty Durrance, 37, after a jury convicted him of molesting a 9-year-old girl.http://www2.dothaneagle.com/news/2011/sep/22/dothan-man-gets-37-years-molestation-charge-ar-2448607/
WETUMPKA -- Circuit Judge Sibley Reynolds sentenced Matthew Sanders, 45, of 4440 Ceaserville Road to 15 years in prison in Elmore County Circuit Court on charges of rape and incest. Sanders pleaded guilty to having sex with the adult female victim, who has the mental capacity of a 3-year-old, court records show. The victim was 18 at the time of the abuse, according to court documents.
Sander's co-defendant and wife, Sheila Sanders, 41, of the same address, faces a charge of abetting rape. She allegedly facilitated several sex acts between Matthew Sanders and the victim in an effort to get the victim pregnant. http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20111012/NEWS01/110120338/Man-given-15-year-sentence-rape-incest?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cs
DOTHAN: Circuit Court Judge Brad Mendheim sentenced 28-year-old Raydell Calvin Johnson III to serve 100 years behind bars for the rape and sodomy of a 12-year-old girl. http://www2.dothaneagle.com/news/2011/oct/11/4/dothan-man-gets-100-year-sentence-rape-sodomy-12-y-ar-2541357/
BAY MINETTE: A Baldwin County jury took less that 45 minutes to find Travis Todd Carter, 21, a former Robertsdale resident guilty of rape and child sexual abuse. He faces a minimum of 20 years in prison for first-degree rape and at least 10 years for sexual abuse of a child under 12. The Baldwin County case involved the sexual assault of two girls in 2008. Both girls were 10 years old at the time, according to authorities. Sentencing is expected to take place Nov. 16. http://blog.al.com/live/2011/10/man_convicted_in_baldwin_count.html
Harry Lee Jackson, 40, received a 25-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to first-degree rape of a 9 year old. He was charged with repeatedly raping a 9-year-old girl in 2009 and 2010. During a court hearing the judge ask Jackson “You had sex with a 9-year-old girl?” Jackson again replied, “Yes.” http://www.timesdaily.com/stories/Man-pleads-to-rape,182579
HALEYVILLE: Dan Busby Jr. and his wife, Kristy Ann Busby, already charged with rape and sodomy of a 12-year old girl in Franklin County, now face similar charges in Colbert County, the TimesDaily newspaper reports. http://blog.al.com/wire/2011/09/couple_now_faces_child_rape_ch.html
TEACHER: Bryan Christopher Pettibone. 36, of BAY MINETTE. Al and former teacher at Central Baldwin Middle School was sentenced to 20-years in prison for enticing and sexually abusing four teen girls who were students at the school.
"I am not a bad person," Pettibone told the judge.
Baldwin County Circuit Judge Lang Floyd
TEACHER: Ronald Phillip Bae: 62-year-old Troy University Dothan professor for more than 20 years was indicted on a charge of sexually abusing a 21-year-old female Troy student. The Dothan Eagle reported that court records show Bae was charged with misdemeanor harassment in 2006, during which a woman alleged he inappropriately touched her. The records show he was found not guilty.
TEACHER: Bryan Christopher Pettibone. 36, of BAY MINETTE. Al and former teacher at Central Baldwin Middle School was sentenced to 20-years in prison for enticing and sexually abusing four teen girls who were students at the school. Authorities said Pettibone, also a coach at the school, enticed the four young teens at the middle school by sending thousands of text messages and making dozens of telephone calls. The abuse came to light when teachers expressed suspicions about Pettibone and one girl's parents found numerous calls and texts on the student's cell phone bill. One girl produced a cell phone the teacher bought for her to use when her mother became suspicious Baldwin County Circuit Judge Lang Floyd said he wished he could impose more than the maximum allowed by state law. Floyd sentenced Pettibone to five years each on four felony counts of enticing a child for immoral purposes, one year on three second-degree sex abuse charges and six months on one attempted sex abuse charge. Some sentences were consecutive and some concurrent, all adding up to 20 years to serve.
Prosecutor Matthew Simpson had asked for the maximum sentence for Pettibone, calling him "a predator" and "a man who cannot keep his hands off of 14-year-old girls." Simpson said Pettibone had shown no remorse. "I am not a bad person," Pettibone told the judge.
Baldwin County Circuit Judge Lang Floyd
Courtroom #5 at Baldwin County Courthouse in Bay Minette, Alabama
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507
TEACHER: Derrick LePard, of Cold Spring Al, a former Cold Springs teacher is accused of using text messaging to extort sexually explicit photographs from a student in return for higher grades.
The 17-year-old former Cold Springs student testified that the text messages began on a weekend in February 2009 and became progressively more graphic, with the teacher asking the student to "be creative" and take photographs of himself "that don’t involve sports." http://blog.al.com/live/2010/08/sexting_teacher_abc_rape_incest.html
TEACHER: Randall Franklin Hubbard, 35,Springville High School former teacher plead guilty to one count of enticing a child for immoral purposes. Hubbard was charged with inviting a 15 year-old student to his home for the purpose of sex in 2000. From there Hubbard and the victim had a consensual relationship for seven or eight years. Authorities say they have a tape-recorded conversation between Hubbard and the victim, where Hubbard acknowledges he knew the victim was 15 at the time, and he knew it was illegal. St. Clair County Schools Superintendent Jenny Seals said the Board of Education was first made aware of the situation in August or September 2009. St. Clair County Circuit Court Judge Jim Hill sentenced Hubbard to five years supervised probation under a plea agreement reached with the state. In accordance with the plea agreement, two counts of sodomy were dismissed. Hubbard must also surrender his teaching certificate.
TEACHER: Karland Tremain Miller, 33, Phenix City, Al and 9th grade math teacher and assistant varsity basketball coach at Phenix City’s Central High School Freshman Academy was arrested on allegations of having sex with a 15-year-old female student on the grounds of Central High School’s Freshman Academy. UPDATE The Russell County jury found Karland T. Miller guilty of second-degree or statutory rape. Miller faces the possibility of from two to twenty years in prison when sentenced.
Assistant District Attorney Buster Landreau
Pediatrician: Michael Roy Sharpe of Albertville, 64 years-old, a former Guntersville Alabama pediatrician, was sentenced or possessing child pornography. U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler gave Sharpe 10 years in prison and 10 years supervised release after he completes the prison term, the maximum sentence allowed under the law and noted the particularly serious nature of a children's doctor abusing a patient. According to court record, Sharpe confessed to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners on Feb. 25, 2009, that he had had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl. Sharpe was a pediatrician at the time and the girl was his patient. He had been communicating with her outside of a doctor/patient relationship since she was 14. During Sharpe's meeting with the Board of Medical Examiners, he allowed board members to look at his phone, which revealed sexually explicit text messages from the child and pornographic images of her. Sharpe received the images between Feb. 16 and Feb. 25, 2009.
Michael Ray Clements, 45, of Daleville, Al., a registered sex offender , is charged with grabbing and sexually abused a 16 year-old girl in Daleville. Allegedly the girl was walking in a wooded area near where Clements lives had gone to warn Clements to tie up his dog because she had seen a dead dog nearby. The girl broke loose from Clements and returned to her family’s residence, where they reported the incident. Reportedly Clements was later arrested and confessed to some of the crimes. Clements is a registered sex offender for crimes in Geneva and Dale counties and served prison time for the sexual abuse of another person.
Tan Minh Duong, 43, Hoover, Al. is being held in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond on a charge he sexually abused a child. Duong was arrested March 26 at a Chicago airport when he returned to the United States after visiting Vietnam. Hoover police took a report on Feb. 16 that Duong had inappropriate sexual conduct with a juvenile female family member.
James Haywood May, convicted sex offender who authorities have searching for since November 2009 was arrested April 13th is behind bars after he tried to rape a 14-year-old girl in Center Point. May’s prior conviction was for sodomy of a 15-year-old boy in 2004 Reportedly the girl let her dog out but saw a man walking in front of her house and didn't go outside, Chief Deputy Randy Christian told news reporters.
When she brought the dog back in, a man was sitting in a chair on her front porch and forced her inside. She tried to break away and grabbed the phone, but he snatched it from her and threw it to the ground. May allegedly exposed himself, held her down, took off some of her clothes and tried to force himself on her. He performed a lewd act in front of her. He fled when the brave girl kicked him in the face. The girl told deputies the man had a scar under his eye. The next day deputies went to May's home to serve an outstanding sex offender warrant because he had not registered as a sex offender since April 2009. A deputy noticed the scar under his eye, fitting the description of the girl’s attacker and took him into custody.
MySpace: Columbus, Ga.- Senior Assistant District Attorney Wayne Jernigan told reporters that two Alabama high school girls were allegedly contacted through MySpace, an online social networking site, and paid for sexual acts. The girls have pleaded guilty to prostitution and will be sentenced by a Juvenile Court judge in Russell County, Ala. Columbus police have linked the two with John Przenkop, allegedly met the girls on MySpace, faces charges of aggravated child molestation. He's accused of soliciting and performing immoral and indecent acts with two children under 16. In court, police said there is a video of Przenkop having sex with the girls. he Phenix City mothers, ages 33 and 35, are accused of trying to extort money from Przenkop — $2,000 in one case and $5,000 in another — by threatening to tell police about Przenkop’s alleged incidents with the children.
Evangelist: Anthony Juiuan Hopkins,39, Mobile, Al, a traveling evangelist is accused of killing his wife, stuffing her body into a freezer and sexually abusing his stepdaughter. Hopkins faces charges of murder, second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy, second-degree sex abuse and incest. Records show that Hopkins' 19 year-old stepdaughter came forward in 2008 and told authorities that Hopkins killed her mother after she kicked him out of the house in December 2004 because her mother found out he was abusing the stepdaughter. The next morning, the girl Hopkins allegedly asked his stepdaughter to help hide her mother's body. After burying his wife near a church in Jackson, Ala., Hopkins later moved his wife’s body into a freezer in the utility room of their house in Mobile, where it stayed until July 2008 when police found the body. The stepdaughter allegedly told authority she did not come forward because she was afraid of Hopkins. She alleges she had one abortion and one miscarriage after Hopkins forced her to have sex with him. She reportedly gave birth in November 2008 Hopkins’ child. UPDATE: After deliberating for about 1 1/2 hours, the 6-man, 6-woman panel convicted Anthony on murder, second-degree rape, second-degree sex abuse, second-degree sodomy and incest.
Edison Elrid Richardson of Barbour County Alabama is charge with felony first-degree rape, felony first-degree sodomy and felony incest of a female juvenile over the past three years. The sexual assaults reportedly started when the girl was 14.
John Ashley Dunn, 46, Daphne, a convicted sex offender , was charged with failing to register as a sex offender and living too close to children and felony child pornography. Dunn’s original charge and conviction was in 2007 in North Carolina. He was convicted of soliciting a child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act. After being arrested for failing to register, authorities examined Dunn's personal computer and reportedly found pornographic movies featuring children. At the time of his arrest Dunn was living with a woman who has a child. State law prohibits convicted sex offenders from living in homes with minors who are not their own child.
Matthew Wade Mork, 20, of Cullman, Al was sentenced to life in prison for sodomy plus 20-years and $50,000 fine for the sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12. The sentences are to run consecutively.
Mork allegedly sexually abused the young girl repeatedly over the course of four and a half years. Judge Don Hardeman presided over the case. Mork was arrested in July 2008 after and extradited him from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina, where he was going through basic training at the time. Sodomy in the first degree is a Class A felony, punishable by a minimum of 20 years and up to life in prison. Sexual abuse of a child less than 12-years-old is a Class B felony, punishable by a minimum of 10 years and up to 20 years in prison.http://www.cullmantimes.com/local/x1687697733/Man-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-for-child-sex-abuse
Randy Lee Schoonmaker, 49, Dothan, Al, At a bond reduction hearing for Houston County District Court Judge John Steensland raised. Schoonmaker's bond to $600,000, instead of reducing to $120,000 as requested. District Attorney Doug Valeska asked the court to consider Schoonmaker a flight risk. Schoonmaker is accused of repeated sexual assaults of a Dothan girl from the time she was 14 year old until she was 17. His charges include two felony counts of first-degree sodomy, felony first-degree rape and felony first-degree sex abuse. If convicted of the sodomy and rape charges, Schoonmaker faces 10 to 99 years or life in prison for each of the class A felony crimes. He faces one to 10 years in prison for the sex abuse charge, a class C felony crime.
Craig M. Burgh Jr., 31, Brewton, AL was arrested on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious behavior involving a child of at least 12 years of age but less than 16. Burgh reportedly had been communicating with a Jay, Fla., teenage girl via Myspace, exchanging sexually explicit messages. Burgh was released on $20,000 bond.http://www.brewtonstandard.com/articles/2010/04/02/news/doc4bb6b8a0128bd665122071.txt
Oscar Rast Jr., Montevallo . Al: US District Judge Sharon Blackburn sentenced Rast to 20 years in prison and after release, supervised probation for the rest of his life and must register as a sex offender.on two counts of producing child pornography and one count of possessing child Court records state Rast “enticed an 11-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy to engage in sexually explicit conduct” so he could record it with his camera in August 2008. Rast pleaded guilty to the charges in October 2009.
TEACHER: James Edward Corbett, 34, a football and basketball coach at Hoover’s Bumpus Middle School has been charged possession of child pornography and secretly filming 12-year-old boys getting in and out of the shower at his apartment. Corbitt has admitted to using a hidden video camera and using an online file sharing service to upload 16,000 pictures or videos of child pornography. FBI agents reportedly found thousands of pictures on Corbitt's home computer when the searched his apartment. According to the school's website, Corbitt has been a coach for nine years. He's currently listed as a boys basketball and football coach at Bumpus Middle School. According to the court documents, authorities began investigating Corbitt in October 2009 when an undercover agent received child porn from Corbitt through a file-sharing service. The agent connected to Corbitt's computer and discovered Corbitt was sharing more than 16,000 files.
Parents Janet Kirby ,57, of Decatur, Al. plead guilty to two counts of sexual misconduct involving her son in 1984. She was accused of assisting her ex-husband, Lyle Dan Montgomery, in sodomy against her son in 1984. A jury convicted Montgomery in 2008 of second-degree sodomy. Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson sentenced him to 20 years in prison. Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson sentenced her to two years for both counts, but suspended the sentence and placed her on unsupervised probation for two years.
Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson 256-351-4724
Jessie Carlos Cochran, 32, of Cedar Bluff,Al. was arrested on charges of Rape 2nd Degree for allegedly having sex with a female under the age of 16. The victim told a friend about the incident, and the friend told a teacher. He was released on $15,000 bond. http://www.newschannel9.com/news/arrested-989978-chaviers-sex.html
Christopher M. Chaviers, 37, of Boaz, Al pleaded guilty to Rape 2nd Degree. Chaviers met his 13 year old victim at a skating rink in Cullman. He bought her a cell phone, convinced her to run away and take her to his house. The girl became pregnant, and once the baby was born, DNA from the baby proving that Chaviers was the child’s father. Sentenced 10 year sentence but will serve only 3.http://www.newschannel9.com/news/arrested-989978-chaviers-sex.html
J.V. Kelley, 19, Albertville, Al, was arrested on March 16, 2009, charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 12. Plead guilty March 2010 to Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 12, and was sentenced to 10 years, to serve 3 and 5 years probation.
The following individuals are DeKalb County registered sex offenders who have been charged with various violations of the Community Notification Act during the months of February and March, 2010. All have since been released except for Howard Gant, who remains in jail on probation violation:
Richard Edward Agee Jr., 23, of Tuscumbia, Al. was indicted on charges he purposely injured his girlfriend’s two year old son. Agee reportedly said "he was baby-sitting the little boy and another child that he has with the mother, while the mother was at work and went to school," Joe Hargett said. "(Agee) said they were on the couch, he got up to answer the door and when he looked back, the baby was slumped over on the couch and wasn't breathing." Doctors reported the injuries the child sustained couldn't have happened the way Agee explained them. He is accused of shaking the baby, causing the injury to the brain. The boy was taken to Russellville Hospital and then flown to Huntsville Hospital. He was later transferred to Children's Hospital in Birmingham. Officials said the baby was on a ventilator and a feeding tube for several weeks. Agee is being held in the Franklin County Jail on bail of $250,000 on attempted murder charges which is a Class A felony and is punishable by 10 years to life in prison if convicted.
TEACHER: Jessica Heather Defoor, 36 Judge Steve Haddock sentenced the ex- Danville-Neel Elementary School teacher to two years in prison and five years probation for enticing a child for immoral purposes and 12 months in prison for sexual abuse in the second degree. The two prison terms will be served concurrently. The 15 year-old female victim claimed the Defoor, the girl and the girl’s 18 year-old brother three were sexually involved together at Defoor's house in February of 2006.
TEACHER: A female student at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa claims she was sexually harassed in and out of class by her French teacher, Professor Rafael Chiche , who touched and kissed her in his office for 90 minutes while telling her he was "just trying to help her." The student claims she stopped going to class because of the sexual harassment. She reports that Chiche French is reported to have told his class he had had to leave France due to an affair with a student, according to the federal complaint. Also named as defendants are Robert F. Olin, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, three other professors, and the Board of Trustees at the University of Alabama.
TEACHER: Monique Veazey, 29, a former Escambia High School teacher, is being investigated for accused having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy. The news reported Veazey was fired in February. Veazey and the teen, who has a Lillian address but was a student at Escambia High, allegedly engaged in oral sex.
Convicted Sex Offender Danny Ray Haywood, 38, is a registered sex offender from Tennessee now living in Florence, Al, has been arrested on three counts of first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree sodomy, three counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old, and one other sex-related offense and second-degree possession of marijuana after drugs were found on him at the time of his arrest. News papers report the crimes took place when the girls were between 4 and 10 years old. One of thr girls was 3 years old when the crimes occurred.
The crimes were exposed when one of the girls told someone, who then told her mother. The girl's mother contacted DHR who got law enforcement involved. Haywood has lived in 10 different locations in Florence and Lauderdale County and the attacks apparently occurred at the various places.
Haywood's previous conviction in Tennessee was in 1993 for sexual battery of a 13-year-old girl in Nashville. Haywood is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center without bail.
A state appeals court has upheld the death sentence and capital murder conviction of Willie Earl Scott , 30who was charged with the murder and rape of 10-year-old Latonya Sager in Birmingham.
Convicted sex-offender Ricky Lynn Slaton, 45 years-old of 23273 of Elkmont, has been arrested for moving without seeking notifying law enforcement. He was convicted of sexually abusing a 5 year-old boy. Slaton was charged with violating the Community Notification Act of Alabama after he allegedly moved from Athens to Rlkmont without notifying law enforcement. The Community Notification Act requires convicted sex offenders to inform law-enforcement officials before moving or changing jobs, so authorities can approve or reject the location and update their information.
He is being held without bond in the Limestone County Jail.www.enewscourier.com/local/x250445587/Convicted-sex-offender-jailed-for-failing-to-report-move
Derrick Demond Beville 31, of Tuscaloosa, Al was arrested and charged for alleged sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old and Enticing a Child to Enter a Vehicle For Immoral Purposes. The incident was reported to Investigators in December 2009. Beville is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $25,000.00 Bond.
Kenneth Paul Crenshaw, 56, of Dothan, Al, is charged with felony first-degree rape, felony first-degree sodomy and felony sex abuse of a child under the age of 12. He is accused of the rape and sodomy of a 5-year-old Slocomb girl.
Crenshaw was released from custody at the Houston County Jail after he posted a $30,000 bond.
Crenshaw faces 10 to 99 years or life in prison for the first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy charges & two to 20 years in prison if convicted of the class B felony of sex abuse of a child under the age of 12. http://www2.dothaneagle.com/dea/news/crime_courts/article/dothan_man_charged_with_sodomy_rape_of_6-year-old_girl/140570/
Evil- No other word for it : Circuit Judge Joel Laird sentenced a 39 year-old Oxford woman (name withheld because victim is her disabled daughter) to 160 years in prison for multiple sex crimes against her mentally disabled teenage daughter, some involving men the woman met on the Internet. The woman pleaded guilty to six counts of second-degree sodomy and two counts of second-degree rape. She was charged with sodomy because she began committing sex acts against her daughter when the girl was 12 years old. The woman began allowing men she had met in online chat rooms to have sex with her daughter when she turned 14, which lead to the rape charges, said sex crimes. It his charged that she sometimes forced the girl to perform sex acts with her while the men watched, and sometimes the mother received payment for the acts against her daughter.
Most of the sex acts is reported to have taken place either at the men’s residences, motels or in parking lots. The Star does not publish the names of sex crime victims. As such, The Star is not publishing the woman’s name to prevent identifying the victim, who is now 18. At least four of the men who participated in the crimes have pending rape charges. “It’s such a sad situation, probably one of the worst we’ve ever seen,” the investigator told the news. “(The victim) is so damaged, so scarred.”
The woman is scheduled for a probation hearing in April, said Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Weems, who prosecuted the case
Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Weems: 256-231-1770
Circuit Judge Joel Laird
25 West 11th Street, Anniston, AL 36201-4588
James Everett Crim III, 65, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Judge David Proctor's court. His laptop contained several images of a partially nude 12-year-old girl. The girl discovered the images of herself on a laptop and informed her principal. The laptop also contained inappropriate images of a mentally handicapped woman. Crim is also charged in state court with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sex abuse.
Lisa Michelle Runyan, 46, of Mountain Brook, is also charged with first-degree sex abuse in that case.
Crim had been the executive director of Workshops Inc., a nonprofit that assists people with disabilities. He has been in the Jefferson County Jail since his arrest in December. http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/03/irondale_man_child_pornography.html
Allen Ray Terry, 58 of Lawrence County is being held without bond in the Lawrence County jail accused of sexually abusing a 5 year old boy for the last three years. The child is now with the Morgan County D.H.R. and being treated.
He's charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child less than 12 years old, Sexual Torture, and Sodomy First Degree http://www.waaytv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12199226
Tony Ray Frazier, 27, a former University of South Alabama student pleaded guilty to e-mailing photos of his genitalia to a 15-year-old Semmes, Al. girl. Frazier will remain in jail until he is sentenced June 18 for the federal charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. Frazier reportedly met the 15 year-old on MySpace and began communicating with her electronically. During that time Frazier allegedly discussed his desire to have sex with her, and then sent four separate e-mails containing pictures of his penis.
An FBI agent stepped in and posed as the girl, using her e-mail account, and made contact with Frazier. Frazier allegedly then e-mailed another photo of his penis and made arrangements to meet the girl at the University of South Alabama library before taking her back to his dorm room for sex. Authorities arrested Frazier, and he confessed. He was supposed to plead guilty in court last week but got arrested early morning of his court date and and missed his herring.
It is reported that Frazier went out to Shotgun Willies on Government Boulevard with his brother the night before his March 17 hearing and got into a fight with him after 4 a.m. Frazier and his brother allegedly made calls to the FBI switchboard during the night trying to interest investigators in information about a drug deal.
Frazier withdrew from school after his arrest and enrolled in a community college near his home in Lamar County. He had been taking online classes but had to stop when federal authorities forbade him from having Internet access. He will remain in jail until his June 18th court date.
Prosecutors have agreed to recommend a minimum sentence under advisory guidelines, which the U.S. Probation Office estimates will be less than two years.
U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose
U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
113 St. Joseph Street
Mobile, AL 36602 (251)690-2020
email link: http://www.als.uscourts.gov/contact/
Russell Derrell Worley, 34, of Covington County, Al has been charged with the rape of a female family member under the age of 16. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree rape and is being held in jail in lieu of $50,000. The abuse reportedly lasted in excess of a year, and it occurred against (the victim’s) will. More charges are expected to be forthcoming.
Minister backs out of pleading guilty : Curtis Otha Grant 53, former Houston County Sheriff's chaplain nearly pleaded guilty to multiple sex crimes, but instead will discuss a possible plea agreement/ He reportedly confessed that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old Dothan girl. The victim allegedly corroborated everything. He is charged with a single felony count of second-degree rape, five felony counts of second-degree sodomy and five felony counts of enticing a child for immoral purposes. Grant faces two to 20 years in prison if convicted of each of the class B felony crimes he faces. Grant had served as a volunteer chaplain for the Houston County Sheriff’s Office and the Dothan Police Department before coming to the sheriff’s office. Grant is pastor of Open Door Baptist Church in Dothan. According to the Open Door Baptist Church Web site, Grant has served as pastor of the church since 1998, and has also served in the ministry field in Africa. His Birmingham address is listed as a halfway house Circuit Court Judge Lawson Little continued the arraignment to April 13, with a jury trial set for May 24. Court records show Grant has a Birmingham address at Shiloni Transformation Ministry Inc.
Circuit Court Judge Lawson Little
Houston County Courthouse
114 N. Oates St.
Dothan, AL 36303
Phone: (334) 677 - 4889
Email link to investigators: http://www.houstoncounty.org/Email_Forms/Sheriffs_Department/EF_Investigations.htm
Michael Ryan South of Whistler, Alabama who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for trying to have sex with a 9-year-old Mississippi boy.
Sentencing judge: U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade
With a prior sex offense on his record, though, South had no hope of getting out of prison.
Gary Lee Webb, 51, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography and two counts of receipt and distribution of child porn, faces a mandatory-minimum sentence of five years in prison. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Costello said Webb downloaded 110 images and depicting child pornography, including five that showed minor children in bondage. http://blog.al.com/live/2010/03/chunchula_man_pleads_guilty_to.html
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Costello
U. S. District Judge Kristi DuBose ruled it was a legal search.
Martin Emmitt Gormley, 44, was taken into custody after recieving a tip that Gormley, wanted in Ohio for sexual abuse of a child less than 12, was living in Carson Village. Investigators said they found a 13-year-old boy was living with Gormley. Gormley has now been charged with failing to register as a sex offender and residing with a minor and will be charged for violation of the federal Adam Walsh Act.http://www.myfoxal.com/Global/story.asp?S=12165879
TEACHER: Melissa B. Gray,30, Checkasaw, Al, former schoolteacher at Little Flower Catholic School, was convicted of drugging two young children in her home so that a Florida man she met on the Internet could molest them. The man showed up, but the children had not passed out, so the man left. Law enforcement began investigating Gray in January of last year after they became aware of a Florida man who told authorities that he had traded child pornography with her and arranged for a sexual tryst with the children.
U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose sentenced Gray to eight years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervision by the U.S. Probation Office. Gray also will have to register as a sex offender.
Army Sergeant Dustin Hogan, 30, New Brockton,Al. Coffee County District Attorney Gary McAliley said has been charged with felony first-degree receiving stolen property and felony criminal solicitation to commit second-degree arson. Hogan is already behind bars on more than three dozen child pornography-related charges Coffee County District Court Judge Paul Sherling set a $20,000 bond on both those charges. However, But Hogan will remain in the Coffee County Jail on the $5.4 million bond previously set on the child porn charges. McAliley said the stolen property charge stemmed from a pair of military night vision goggles investigators seized during the search of Hogan’s home. He said investigators traced a serial number to find they were stolen from a helicopter crash that happened outside the Wiregrass. He said the goggles have an estimated value of $7,000. McAliley said deputies charged Hogan with the arson crime after he apparently contacted his mother asking her to burn down his house and dispose of his personal belongings. Hogan faces 38 felony counts of possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute, each a class B felony crime that carries a sentence of two to 20 years in prison. McAliley said the evidence against Hogan includes 18 videos and pictures of him sexually assaulting two girls, ages 8 and 10. “It is the most repulsive sex case involving children I’ve had in my 36 years as a judge or district attorney,” McAliley said.
Coffee County District Attorney Gary McAliley
Coffee County Courthouse 2nd Floor
Elba, AL 36323
The Dothan Eagle reported that convicted sex offender Ricky Randall Rex Smith, 55, an Ozark, Al resident, originally from Missouri, admitted in federal court to sexual abuse and bringing video tapes of the abuse with him when he moved to Ozark. Smith admitted that he had filmed the sexual abuse of several minor children in his care, including a three-year-old girl. Smith had a 1983 conviction in Missouri for sodomy of a child under 14. He faces 15 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to the child porn-related charges. He could receive a mandatory life sentence because of his prior criminal history.
United States Attorney Leura G. Canary
Middle District of Alabama
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 223-7280
Fax: (334) 223-7523
Steven Patrick Riffe , 37, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography .and sentenced to 14 years in prison for possession of child pornography. He had more than 7,000 images of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance's office in Birmingham. “Some of the images depicted the sadistic rape of children under 12 years old,” she said in a news release. “It is hard to imagine the depraved nature that leads anyone to want to view such images of horror brought upon children. Children must be protected from such abuse and degradation, and we will prosecute these cases with fervor.”
Sentencing judge: U.S. District Judge C. Lynwood Smith Jr
TEACHER: Darrell La Void Tyler, 29, a physical education teacher at the Continuous Learning Center alternative school in Mobile, Alabama was sentenced to 15 months in prison for of sending obscene material to a 13-year-old female special education. The girl's mother found text messages "of a sexual nature" on her daughter's cellular phone and reported it to police, according to Mobile Police Officer Ronald U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose appeared to express regret that federal advisory sentencing guidelines called for a relatively Wallace. http://blog.al.com/live/2010/03/clc_teacher_arrested_for_sendi.html
Teacher: Kerry H. Hoffman, the former Oakfield-Alabama band teacher admitted to an inappropriate relationship with a female student, was sentenced to work 60-days for the county jail on weekends, three years probation and is required to surrender his teaching credentials and undergo sexual abuse counseling. The mother of his victim spoke in court accusing Hoffman of destroying her relationship with her daughter. "She won't even talk with me anymore," the mother said. "You filled her head full of lies. You told her I didn't care about her or understand her. How was I supposed to compete with that?" The vicitm’s friends alerted her mother about the relationship with Hoffman, whose wife gave birth to a little girl within the past year.
Rather than jail time, Justice Thomas Graham said he wanted Hoffman working for the jail, out in the community, where people could see him. Hoffman is also required to lecture twice a year on teacher ethics at a teacher's college. Graham said he wanted future teachers to learn from Hoffman's mistakes.
TEACHER Dwight Bowling, 55, football coach at Sulligent High School in Sulligent, Alabama who taught and coached football for 28 years at Smithville High School in Monroe County, Mississippi was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting a 13-year-old student in Smithville in 2004. After Bowling began working at Sulligent he would allegedly drive from his home in Itawamba County, Mississippi to the boy’s home in Smithville, pick him up and drive to Sulligent where they would engage in masturbation and oral sex at the high school. A second alleged victim told his mother in June 2009 that Bowling had fondled him during a fishing trip. It was the second alleged victim that agreed to record a conversation between himself and Bowling earlier this month. That recording was used to secure Bowling’s arrest and indictment.
TEACHER Amanda Alldredge, a former Gadsden City high teacher pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges before District Judge Will Russell. Alldredge, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of failure to report child abuse under the Alabama Mandatory Reporting Act, Harp said. Under state law, teachers are among those listed as mandatory reporters of child abuse. Alldredge failed to report a sexual relationship between a student and a teacher. As part of that investigation, it was discovered that Alldredge bought alcohol for a minor, unrelated to the other incident. Alldredge failed to report that she knew of an alleged relationship between former teacher and baseball coach Nicholas Keith Smith and a student. Smith, 26, was charged with second-degree rape and possession of obscene material after it was discovered he was having sex with a student who was 15 years old at the time the relationship began. http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20090810/NEWS/908109984
TEACHER: Tracy Linam, 37 and husband Terry Desmond Linam, 44 ATMORE, Ala. – Tracy is a former kindergarten teacher and her husband Terry were indicted on multiple counts of child abuse. Tracey and Terry were charged with three counts of felony child abuse and three counts of misdemeanor domestic violence involving Terry Linam's three children from a previous marriage. Tracy Linam teaches at Rachel Patterson Elementary School in Atmore. Court records list Terry Linam as self-employed.
TEACHER: Jason Gasque, Florence, Al was teaching at Richland High School in Lynnville, Tennessee in 2005. He drove from his home in Florence to the high school each day. In Autumn 2005 he was hired at Florence High School as a math teacher. Two years later he was hired as Assistant Softball Coach at Colbert County High School, located in his hometown of Leighton. After six months on the job at Colbert County High, five female softball players came forward to complain that Gasque had made inappropriate comments to them. Gasque resigned.
In the fall of 2008 Gasque coaching and teaching math at Speake High School in Lawrence County.Five months after starting this job Gasque has been arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching a 16 year-old female student in Speake High School's parking lot,
Gasque pleaded guilty to four counts of harassment in Novemember 2009. He received a 12 month sentence. He must serve three months in Community Corrections and two years probation and must also serve 80 hours of community service.
TEACHER: Melissa B. Gray, a former Little Flower Catholic School teacher appeared in U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose's court and was sentenced for receipt and distribution of child pornography. She received 8 years for child porn.
Gray is accused of drugging two young children in her Chickasaw home so they would be unconscious for a Florida man she met on the Internet. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation began looking into Gray in January of last year after they became aware of a Florida man who told authorities that he had traded child pornography with her arranged a sexual tryst with the children.
The man, Daniel Bervig, drove to Gray's house but evidentially left when the children were not asleep when he got there. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Costello said there is no evidence the children were harmed, but he added that Gray certainly put them at risk. http://blog.al.com/live/2010/03/chickasaw_woman_accused_of_dru.html
TEACHER: Michael Horton, 33 years old, a former physical education assistant at Providence School, a K-8 school, was arrested on first degree sodomy charges against a child younger than 13 years old. The alleged incident occurred between July and December of 2008.
TEACHER: Rebecca Nichols, 37, a former clerical aid at East Lawrence High School and the estranged wife of the school principal was arrested after she allegedly plied a student with drugs and alcohol before having sex with him.
http://www.theweeklyvice.com/2009/08/rebecca-nichols-proves-its-not-just.htmlhe delinquency of a minor. She was released after posting a $500 bond.
TEACHER: Larry Tindell 49, Escambia County, Ala -former W.S. Neal High School special education teacher pleaded guilty to drug and pornography charges. He was sentenced to 20 years for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance with three years to be served in prison and five years supervised probation. He must pay more than $1,200 in fees and fines. Investigators found video and audio tapes of Tindell providing cash and prescription drugs to former students to perform sex acts on themselves while he watched. A subsequent search of Tindell’s home turned up a plastic storage container filled with sex toys and pornographic images. Under a plea bargain, authorities dropped 10 charges pending against Tindell and he pleaded guilty to two. He could have received up to 30 years and $45,000 in fines if convicted on all charges. Tindell worked in East Brewton for the county school system for 22 years and retired shortly after his arrest.
TEACHER: Nicholas Keith Smith, 26, A former Gadsden City High teacher and coach was charged second-degree rape and possession of obscene material after he allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student who was 15 years old when the relationship began and used Facebook to contact potential witnesses and violated conditions of his bondAmanda Alldredge a biology teacher at Gadsden City High who allegedly knew about the relationship was arrested for failing to report the incident and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Under state law, teachers are among those listed as mandatory reporters of child abuse, Harp said.
TEACHER: Patrick Jerome Whitehead, 33, a former band director at Birmingham's Huffman High School pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from having sex with a 17-year-old student. He was charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse in connection with the male student. But one of the felony charges was dropped and the other was amended to sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor, in connection with a plea deal reached before Whitehead's scheduled preliminary hearing.
Jefferson County District Judge Sheldon Watkins followed the plea deal by giving Whitehead a suspended 12-month sentence and ordering unsupervised probation.
As of 2012 he is not on the Alabama sex offender registry
TEACHER: Nathan Wesley Hallman,24, a Demopolis High School assistant coach for both the baseball and football teams and taught social studies, has been charged with second-degree rape and enticing a child for immoral purposes involving a former Demopolis High School teacher. Nathan Wesley Hallman.
Alabama Sex Offender Registry shows Hallman was convicted 9/30/2008
Teacher: Marvin Brent Lusk Jr., 30, a former health and physical education teacher and head coach of the varsity boys basketball team at Smith Station High School, in Smiths Station, Alabama has been indicated by a grand jury on one count of sexual abuse in the second degree and one count of enticing a child for immoral purposes. It is alleged that Lusk engaged in “inappropriate physical contact” with a 15-year-old female student during September of last year.
TEACHER: Quinton Mosley 29, A former band director at Brewbaker Junior High School , a Montgomery school, will go to prison soon for having sex with a student. pleaded guilty to two counts of sodomy after investigators testified he had an inappropriate relationship with a 13 year old girl.
He faces between two and 20 years behind bars on each count.
In 2012 the Alabama Sex Offender Registry show he is incarcerated.
TEACHER: Julie Pritchett,34, Former Clay-Chalkville Middle School teacher pleaded guilty on March 10 to two counts of second degree sodomy. She was sentence two years to serve in prison and eight years suspended. Julie Pritchett began a relationship with a 15-year-old boy and later is accused of approaching other members of the team for sex. She was discovered when one of boys told his parents. Some of the boys involved are over the age of consent and are not co-operating with police.
Teacher Charlene Schmitz, 54, English teacher at Leroy Middle School in Washington County was convicted of luring a 14 year-old boy for sex. The mother of the 14-year-old boy gave police dozens of explicit e-mails she claimed Schmitz sent her son.http://www.aboms.com/archives/007329.htmupdate4/2010 – MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Alabama House has passed a bill that would stop public schools from continuing to pay the salary of a teacher convicted of a felony or a sex offense involving a child. The bill was filed because of Schmitz’s case. She continued to receive pay while serving a 10-year federal prison sentence. She was paid $164,429 before the pay was stopped in November. Fincher's bill would terminate employment and immediately stop pay upon conviction http://blog.al.com/live/2010/02/alabama_house_oks_bill_to_stop.html
TEACHER: Charles Randle Bochette, 45, of Cusseta, Al. a noncertified coach at Beulah High School employee has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse in connection with alleged sexual contact with an 18-year-old former student. The alleged abuse occurred when the male victim reportedly went to Bochette's residence on the morning of July 4th.
TEACHER: Patrick Epkins, Elmore County, Al. teacher’s aide and coach who as a student played football for Prattville High in 1990, and was good enough to get a scholarship to Auburn had Court protective order from his wife against him after a difficult divorce. He also has several bad check charges on his record. In 2002, he forfeited a bond he'd signed for a 1995 criminal charge. Also in 2002, he pleaded guilty to a theft charge in Prattville. And yet, Elmore County hired him to work with at-risk students in August 2005. Epkins pleaded guilty to rape for having sex with an at-risk teen and was sentenced to two years in prison. Epkins also has to register as a sex offender twice a year upon release and must attend mandatory sex offender treatment. http://www.wsfa.com/Global/story.asp?S=6815953&nav=menu33_3
TEACHER: Victor Labaron Payne, 36, A former Escambia County Middle School teacher and coach faces more charges of sex with his students after a grand jury indicted him on five additional charges. Payne was convicted of rape, sex abuse and enticing charges in March for having sex with a 10-year-old student. Sentencing in that case is set for May 23. Two other girls have cases pending against Payne.
note his uncle was principal. Herbert Payne
TEACHER: Daniel L. Platt, age 50, a former teacher at Millbrook Middle School, in Millbrook, AL was sentenced to ten years in prison and lifetime supervised release for possession of hundreds of child porn pictures. Platt also faces charges for sexual abuse and sodomy of an 11-year-old girl, who was never his student. If convicted, he could receive a year and a day to ten years in prison for the abuse charge and 10 years to life for the sodomy charge. http://archive.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/070601/case.shtml
TEACHER: Sharon Rutherford admitted to having sex with some of her students at Coffeeville High School. She was convicted of enticing two students for sex under the age of 16. She will serve 3 years in prison and 5 years probation. She must also pay a fine and stay away from the students involved. She still faces charges for trying to get a student to kill her husband.
A former student says he had a relationship with Rutherford but ended it when she tried to get him to kill her husband. He says she then had relations with 8 of his friends.
Rutherford's husband has filed for divorce and lives in East Alabama. He has joint custody of their TWO DAUGHTERS. As of 2012 Rutherford is listed on the Alabama Sex Offender Registry. http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2007/dec/11/teacher_sex_case-ar-2142347/
Teacher: Calvin James Staten.43, A former Butler High School girls basketball coach was found guilty of public lewdness for allegedly engaging in a sex act at Sudz car wash in Huntsville. Staten was fined $200, plus $198 in court costs, and was sentenced to 14 days in jail, which was suspended for a year pending an appeal.
Staten was indicted in April 2005 on charges of sexual abuse involving four Butler High female basketball players he coached during the 2003-04 season. The trial ended in a mistrial in 2006. Because of the public lewdness arrest, Staten's earlier bond in the sexual abuse case was revoked and he remains under house arrest until the trial.
TEACHER’S AID: Anthony Eugene Tollison, 27, of Pell City, Alabama and a special education teacher’s aide at Pell City High School plead guilty to second-degree rape and the distribution of a contolled substance involving of a female younger than 16 but older than 12. The district attorney’s office says the rape was not connected with Tollison’s job at the high school or with the Pell City School System.
Tollison allegedly had sex with a girl between the ages of 12 and 16 in the Fellowship Hall of Second Baptist Church in Pell City in March 2007.
Tollison was sentenced to five years in prison for each charge with the sentences to run concurrently. He also reinstated Tollison's bond and allowed him to remain free until his Dec. 11 probation hearing.
Update: St. Clair County Circuit Court Judge Charles Robinson placed Anthony Tollison on three years probation rather than sending him to prison to serve a five year sentence. The judge indicated that his decision was in part, based on a probation report and letters sent to him by people on behalf of Tollison. The judge said Tollison was mentally challenged himself. The judge said, “I think if he was in school, he would be in a special needs class. I believe he would be terribly mistreated if he were to go to prison.” http://badbadteacher.com/anthony-tollison/