GEORGIA – The hammer of justice was about to hit an Atlanta child rapist named Charles Pinckney hard, as his trial was coming to an end. Pinckney, a former Dekalb County, Georgia, corrections officer, was accused of kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old girl near Christmas in 2016. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pinckney spotted the girl shivering in the cold near an apartment complex. He started talking to the girl and she stated that she was waiting for a friend. According to the teen, Pinckney invited her into his car to get warm and she foolishly accepted. That’s when Pinckney drove her to his home, forced her to take a shower and raped her. After he was done, he took the girl back to the apartment complex he found her at. The teen told her mother, who then took her to the hospital. Doctors at the hospital noted several bite marks on her chest and lacerations near her vaginal area. READ MORE HERE
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CAUTION – WANTED BY THE FBI
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Demus Lee Westmoreland, 52, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward of up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Westmoreland is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and probation violation. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous. Westmoreland has been wanted since February 2017. He has ties to Galveston (Galveston County), his last known address; Sugar Land (Fort Bend County); and Lexington, Kentucky. In 2008, Westmoreland was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by exposure after an incident in Fort Bend County involving a 6-year-old girl. READ MORE HERE
KENTUCKY – Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whittaker reported as of Thursday morning, Cody M. Gormley, 23, of 3272 Buena Vista Road in Russellville is still at large and is being sought for an active arrest warrant. Gormley was indicated Aug. 4, 2017, by a Logan County Grand Jury on one count of first degree rape (victim under 12-years old age), one count of first degree sexual abuse, and one count of first degree persistent felony offender. READ MORE HERE
Kik has become ‘the defacto app’ for child predators
An investigative report claims that Kik Messenger, an instant messaging app popular with children and teenagers, has become “the defacto app for grooming children online,” in part due to its ease of access to minors. Kik Messenger is a free instant messaging service from Kik Interactive, a Canadian tech firm founded in 2009. Since then, it has gained over 300 million users and reaches 40 percent of teenagers in the United States. The report is a collaboration between British investigative media company Point and Forbes, which found that predators quickly move to contact and groom under-age users on the service, aided by third-party apps that help share profiles. READ MORE HERE
Child Sexual Abuse: 6 Stages of Grooming
Grooming is the process by which an offender draws a victim into a sexual relationship and maintains that relationship in secrecy. The shrouding of the relationship is an essential feature of grooming. Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner explains the six stages that can lead up to sexual molestation. The grooming sex offender works to separate the victim from peers, typically by engendering in the child a sense that they are special to the child and giving a kind of love to the child that the child needs.
Different law enforcement officers and academics have proposed models of the “stages” of grooming. Since there are a variety of these models, it’s best to think of the grooming by sex offenders as a gradual, calculated process that ensnares children into a world in which they are ultimately a willing part of the sex abuse. CLICK HERE FOR THE STAGES
Convicted child molester, Jamie Torres, is running under the radar in the Tri-Cities, where he’s wanted for failing to register as a sex offender — a felony crime he’s been busted for several times already — both in Franklin County and Benton County. Torres is also a High-Violent Offender whose been convicted of assault. READ MORE HERE
‘The Phantom’ serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson
SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA – The email arrived in the CBS 5 Investigates email inbox on April 7. The first line stood out to producer Edward Ayala. “I have information regarding the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency (Parole) releasing a serial killer, William Huff, into the community,” it read. Six days later, we were driving out of state to interview the woman who sent the email, to listen to the story of how a serial killer, who referred to himself as “The Phantom,” murdered two young girls and targeted a third, and how this person would be let out of prison and allowed to live in an unsuspecting Tucson neighborhood. READ MORE HERE
ICE FEARS THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL VICTIMS
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are seeking the public’s help to identify possible additional victims in an ongoing child sexual exploitation investigation involving a man who volunteered with Little League Baseball for the St. Pete Breeze.
Michael Joseph Armano, 43, of St. Petersburg, was arrested April 27, 2016, by HSI special agents for child enticement, production of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Armano is originally from North Andover, Massachusetts, and later moved to St. Petersburg, where he worked at Landstar and was a volunteer Little League Baseball coach for the St. Pete Breeze. He also taught pre-school in Hartford, Connecticut, and coached Little League Baseball or instructed players in Hartford, Connecticut; Cheshire, Connecticut; Lawrence, Massachusetts; and North Andover, Massachusetts. READ MORE HERE
MOST WANTED: Frederick McLean
Frederick McLean has been molesting girls for at least 25 years. 8 victims have been identified so far. He fled with at least $100k in cash. He is assumed to have changed his name and appearance. He might be driving a small, dark colored pick up truck. He also might have a black 1955 Chevy hot rod on a flat bed trailer. He owned a classic race car restoration business and is very knowledgeable in that field. He used to reside near Winchester and may still be in the Southern Riverside/Northern San Diego County area. READ MORE HERE
$7,500 Reward Offered for Wanted TX Child Sex Predator
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jahmar Nykel Young, 37, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Young, who is a Bloods gang member and convicted sex offender, is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements, parole violation and larceny. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous. READ MORE HERE
British police are warning parents about the dangers of a sick social media ‘game’ that’s said to be responsible for hundreds of teenage suicides in Russia. The ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ encourages at-risk participants to take part in a series of tasks like cutting themselves every day for 50 days. They are then instructed to kill themselves on the final day of the sick ‘challenge’. READ MORE HERE
$3,000 Reward Offered for Wanted TX Child Sex Offender
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added David Dale Booth, 58, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Booth is wanted for parole violation and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Booth is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 195 pounds. He has tattoos on his upper arms. Booth has previously worked in the rail car repair industry. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Booth has ties to Wichita Falls (his last known address). In 1998, Booth was convicted in Tarrant County of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child-sexual contact involving an 8-year-old girl. He was paroled from prison in 2014 and has been wanted since 2015. His criminal history also includes an attempted murder conviction. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at: www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=353.
$8,000 Reward Offered
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Mark Timothy McBride, 59, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during February. McBride, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, is wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements, parole violation and probation violation. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
McBride has ties to the North Richland Hills/Fort Worth areas and has previously lived in Pagosa Springs, Colo. Prior to absconding from the North Richland Hills area in 2011, McBride had expressed an interest in living and working in Alaska. In 2006, McBride was convicted in Tarrant County on three counts of indecency with a child/sexual contact for incidents involving two 16-year-old girls.
For more information and updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=314
MARK TIMOTHY MCBRIDE: McBride is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 250 pounds. He may wear glasses.
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