23 Year Old Ohio Seminary Student Joel A. Wright Arrested at San Diego Airport, Allegedly Sought Sex With Infants

OH DEAR LORD, THANKFULLY THIS PERV WAS ARRESTED BEFORE HE COULD HARM AN INNOCENT CHILD …

23 year old Joel A. Wright, a seminary student and resident of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested by federal agents in San Diego, CA on Friday for allegedly planning to have sex with multiple infants in Mexico. Wright was charged with two felony counts: crossing state lines with the intention to engage in a sexual act with a minor, and attempting to travel “in interstate and foreign commerce” for the purpose of engaging in illegal sexual conduct with another person. SICK PERV!!! Joel A.Wright is expected to be arraigned on Monday. These types of sickos need to be removed from society forever.

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Joel A. Wright, a seminary student and resident of Columbus, was charged with two felony counts: crossing state lines with the intention to engage in a sexual act with a minor, and attempting to travel “in interstate and foreign commerce” for the purpose of engaging in illegal sexual conduct with another person, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California.

Wright is expected to be arraigned on Monday.

The suspect was taken into custody at San Diego International Airport by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement, following a monthslong investigation into child sexual exploitation, according to a news release from the agency.

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrest child predator.

According to the criminal complaint, after receiving a tip, an undercover HSI special agent took over an email account and began chatting with Wright. Wright believed he was still communicating with a Mexico-based male tour guide he met after placing an online ad. During the email chats with the undercover investigator, Wright allegedly stated he wanted to travel to Tijuana to adopt or own a child under 3 years old and have intercourse with the child.

Subsequently, Wright booked his flight to San Diego and made arrangements to meet the friend of a tour guide at San Diego’s Lindberg Field. Investigators allege the plan was for Wright and the tour guide to then travel to a hotel in Tijuana where he would meet the female infants. Wright was taken into custody by HSI special agents after his plane landed at Lindberg Field Friday morning.

This investigation was conducted under HSI’s Operation Predator, an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators. Since the launch of Operation Predator in 2003, HSI has arrested more than 12,000 individuals for crimes against children, including the production and distribution of online child pornography, traveling overseas for sex with minors, and sex trafficking of children. In fiscal year 2014, more than 2,300 individuals were arrested by HSI special agents under this initiative and more than 1,000 victims identified or rescued.

If anyone has information about suspected child predators or suspicious activity was encouraged to call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s tip line at 866-DHS-2-ICE or complete its online tip form.

Dashcam Video Shows Sheriff’s Deputy Rescuing 2 Year Old Toddler Running Down Oregon Highway

WOW … THIS COULD HAVE ENDED SO MUCH WORSE. THANKS TO THE POLICE, IT DID NOT!!!

In the blink of an eye a tragedy nearly happened and was prevented. Lincoln Couty, OR Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Gautney was driving on U.S. 101 in the coastal city of Newport on Jan. 9, 2016 apparently a rainy evening, when he spotted the 2-year-old running down the middle turn lane toward his patrol car. It turns out that the child’s parents were frantically searching for the little boy, who had escaped from a nearby community center gathering. Thankfully, Deputy Jeremy Gautney was able to rescue the child before any harm came to the toddler. You will see at the end of the video a truck passes closely by the area where the toddler would have been. The child was returned to his parents safely, no charges were filed.

The video was posted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook on Thursday.

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After a toddler was spotted running down the middle of a dark highway by a sheriff’s deputy who rescued him in Oregon, the Sheriff’s Office released dashcam video of the incident as a way of warning motorists about the dangers distracted driving.

The video was posted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook on Thursday.

Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Gautney was driving on U.S. 101 in the coastal city of Newport on Jan. 9, apparently a rainy evening, when he spotted the 2-year-old running down the middle turn lane toward his patrol car.

Gautney quickly stopped his vehicle, got out and scooped up the toddler, the video shows.

A big rig passes by in the oncoming lane just seconds later.

“Glee” Actor Mark Salling was Arrested Tuesday on Suspicion of Possessing Child Pornography

Noah “Puck” Puckerman  in some serious trouble …

33 year old Mark Salling was arrested on Tuesday by LAPD on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Members of the LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children task force unit served a search warrant at his Sunland home at the 9900 block of Helen Avenue in Shadow Hills. According to CWD, the police used a battering ram to force entry into Salling’s residence Tuesday morning. Authorities say when they knocked on the door, announced their presence and called out Salling’s name he did not answer. The actor best known for his role in “Glee” was held on $20,000 bail and released at 2:26 p.m.

This isn’t Salling’s first brush with the law. In 2010, he was accused of committing sexual battery. A judge ordered him to pay the woman $2.7 million in the resulting lawsuit.

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Glee” actor Mark Salling was arrested Tuesday after an LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children task force unit served a search warrant at his Sunland home, police said.

The task force was sent to search a home in the 9900 block of Helen Avenue, Officer Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to KTLA.

Sources told Crime Watch Daily that Salling lives at the address and was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

Salling’s arrest was confirmed by Officer Tony Im of the Police Department,  but Im would not say what the actor was arrested for. Im confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that investigators were searching Salling’s home for child porn.

Salling was facing  a felony charge and was held on $20,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s inmate records. He was released at 2:26 p.m., records showed.

UPDATE I: Police sources will not confirm the identity of the individual who tipped them off.

Police sources tell “Crime Watch Daily” “hundreds” of images were found on one of Salling’s personal devices during the search.

Salling’s computer and other electronic devices were also seized after he refused to share his passwords with authorities, sources tell “Crime Watch Daily.” Investigators are now searching for further images on the devices.

Female Driver Hits Pedestrians in ‘Intentional’ Act … One Dead, Many Injured (Update: Driver Arrested)

One is dead and many are injured after a driver “intentionally” ran down many pedestrians on a crowded sidewalk on The Trip in Las Vegas. Many individuals have been treated at the scene in what authorities are calling an intentional act. According to one witness,  “Everyone was running … and as I was running, I saw a car up on the sidewalk coming toward us. I saw a lady, she didn’t seem like she wanted to stop the car, she had both hands on her wheel and she was looking straight forward.”  The crash happened shortly after 6:30 p.m. between Planet Hollywood and the Paris Hotel. Police closed the Strip is both directions from Flamingo Road to Harmon Avenue.

The female suspect is describes as an African-American woman in her 20′s with a 3 year old child in the back seat. Police have supposedly ruled out terrorism, how about a hate crime?

A driver careened into a crowded sidewalk several times on the Las Vegas Strip, killing one person and injuring more than 30 others, authorities said.

At least one person is dead and seven are in critical condition, fire officials said. Medics tended to 37 people.

Authorities don’t yet know whether the incident was an accident or intentional. The driver was in custody and was undergoing various tests, including one for alcohol, authorities said.

Rows of ambulances and police cars gathered at the scene, their lights flickering. A witness described a chaotic scene as people fled.

“Everyone was running … and as I was running, I saw a car up on the sidewalk coming toward us,” a witness told CNN affiliate KLAS. “I saw a lady, she didn’t seem like she wanted to stop the car, she had both hands on her wheel and she was looking straight forward.”

UPDATE I: The female suspect has been arrested by police.

The woman left the scene, but police later caught up with her outside the Tuscany Suites on East Flamingo. The woman did have a toddler in the car with her. The child was not injured. Police said she had been in Las Vegas for about one week and had Oregon plates on the 1996 Oldsmobile she was driving.

The woman who has not been identified is being held in jail with charges pending. Police are investigating whether she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

6 Year Old Chelsea Klepzig, First Grader Dragged Nearly a Mile by School Bus in Forsyth County, NC

HOW COULD ANY BUS DRIVER BE SO OBLIVIOUS AND BE ALLOWED TO DRIVE A BUS FULL OF CHILDREN?

6 year old Chelsea Klepzig is lucky to be alive after being dragged for nearly a mile by a school bus in Forsyth County, North Carolina. According to Chelsea’s parents, the first grader at Union Cross Elementary School, was dragged down Pine Meadow Drive by her school bus after the bus driver closed the door on her arm as the 6 year old got off the bus. Not only did the cluless bus driver not see the little girl stuck in the door, but they also paid no attention to the flashing lights of Estrella Klepzig, Chelsea’s grandmother, who was following the bus trying to get his attention. Thankfully, the bus finally stopped. Chelsea Klepzig suffered only minor injuries.

Chelsea Klepzig

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A child was dragged by a school bus for nearly a mile in Forsyth County on Monday afternoon.

According to Highway Patrol, the incident was dispatched as a “child drug by school bus” at 3:43 p.m. Monday.

Chelsea Klepzig, 6, a first grader at Union Cross Elementary School, was dragged down Pine Meadow Drive by her school bus.

Chelsea’s parents say her grandmother was waiting for Chelsea to get off the bus when the bus driver closed the door on her arm.

On Tuesday, Theo Helm, chief of staff with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, commented on the incident and stated,  first and foremost they are “so thankful the student is OK and it was not worse.” According to accounts, the bus driver was a substitute bus driver employed by the school system since 2000 and he has been suspended without pay and recommended for dismissal. You think!!!

AMBER ALERT Issued for Missing 2 Years Old Brooklynne Enix … Abducted by Her Father, 36 Year Old Yler Enix (Update: Father Charged with Murder of Kimberly Enix)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has issued a statewide Tennessee AMBER Alert for the Knoxville Police Department for 2 year old Brooklynne Enix. She was kidnapped by her father in Fountain City. Officials with the TBI said 2-year-old Brooklynne Enix was last seen Tuesday. Her mother Kimberly Enix was found dead at her condo on 3200 Quiet Way in Knoxville, TN.

Investigators said Brooklynne’s father, 36-year-old Tyler Enix, may have taken the toddler. A warrant charging Tyler with first degree murder was issued late Wednesday night.

Tyler Enix has been convicted of domestic assault against an ex-girlfriend, aggravated assault and harassment.

Tyler was described as being 6-feet 2-inches tall, weighs 205 pounds, bald with blue eyes. TBI thinks he may be driving a black Chevy Impala with Tennessee tag G6116U.

Brooklyn Enix and Tyler Enix_AMBER ALERT

UPDATE I: Knoxville Police have charged the father of a missing 2-year-old girl with the first-degree murder of her mother.

Knoxville Police are still looking for Brooklynne Enix. Investigators believe her father kidnapped her after killing her mother, who was found dead in their Fountain City condominium in Knoxville.

Investigators said that officers were called to the Templeton Court condos in Fountain City to do a welfare check Wednesday after Kimberly Enix, 36, did not show up for work. Just after 2 p.m., they found Kimberly Enix dead inside her condominium, but her daughter, Brooklynne Emerie Enix, was no where to be found. Brooklynne has blonde or light brown hair, is 3 feet tall and weighs 38 lbs.

yler Enix, 36, has a history of aggression toward others, including his ex-girlfriend and ex-wife, according to Knox and Blount county records that date back more than a decade.

Five years ago in October 2010, he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and harassment, and received a four-year prison sentence, records show. It’s unclear when he began the sentence and how long he served, but the state Department of Correction website notes that he was released in mid-July 2014.

If you have seen Brooklynne, Tyler Enix, or the vehicle, you are urged to contact the Knoxville Police Department at (865) 215-7212 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

32 Year Old Tony Torrez Confesses to Road Rage Shooting & Charged with the Murder 4 Year Old Lilly Garcia in New Mexico

Tony Torrez charged with murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in the road rage murder of 4 year old Lilly Garcia.

32 year old Tony Torrez was arrested Wednesday and according to police has confessed to the road rage shooting that resulted in the death of 4 year old Lilly Garcia. Tony Torrez  has been charged with murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, assault with the intent to commit a violent felony, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, child abuse, child abuse resulting in death and tampering with evidence. On Tuesday  in a road rage incident, Tony Torrez fired shots at the vehicle driven by Alan Garcia, the father of murdered Lilly Garcia. According to police reports, Garcia and Torrez exchanged words before Torrez pulled out a gun and fired at Garcia’s truck. Who the hell in their right mind does this? He had to have seen that there were children in the car.

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Albuquerque police said late Wednesday that a suspect had confessed to a road rage shooting that killed a four-year-old girl on Interstate 40.

Authorities said Tony Torrez, 32, had been charged with murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, assault with the intent to commit a violent felony, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, child abuse, child abuse resulting in death and tampering with evidence. He was being held on $650,000 bail.

Police said Torrez had confessed to Tuesday’s shooting, which killed Lilly Garcia as she rode in a vehicle driven by her father Alan, who had just picked Lilly and her brother up from school.

Lilly Garcia

This is the precious child, 4 year old Lilly Garcia who was murdered

Police said Alan Garcia was traveling westbound on Interstate 40 and was attempting to exit the freeway when Torrez’s vehicle cut across traffic and forced Garcia out of his lane. Investigators said Garcia and Torrez exchanged words before Torrez pulled out a gun and fired at Garcia’s truck.

Lilly Garcia was struck at least once in the head. She was rushed to a local hospital, but was later pronounced dead. Her father and brother were unhurt.

UPDATE I: Anonymous Tipster turns Torrez into Police.

Torrez told an acquaintance that “he shot the girl on Interstate 40″ and that Garcia’s “red truck tried to run Tony off the road,” the court documents said. The acquaintance later became an anonymous tipster to police, and his information was used in Torrez’s arrest warrant.

After he was arrested, Torrez “confessed” to the shooting, said police Chief Gorden Eden.

The anonymous tipster told police that Torrez’s address on his driver’s license and registration weren’t correct, and gave two other addresses for Torrez on the same street.

It appears the family did not know the suspect, police told CNN affiliate KOAT.

Teacher Sandra Ferguson Stops Kidnapping of 11 Year Old Girl by Blocking Suspect with Car in Antioch, CA (Update: 51 Year Old Santiago Salazar Arrested)

HERO OF THE WEEK …

Sandra Ferguson, a teacher’s aide at the Sutter Elementary School in Antioch, California is credited with preventing the kidnapping of an 11 year old girl. We all know when something just doesn’t seem right, but we are told by the PC police not to judge and make assumptions. BULL!!! Thanks to the quick actions of  Sandra Ferguson and her ability to go with what she perceived to look wrong, an 11 year old school girl is safe today. Ferguson noticed the young girl in the front seat of a vehicle with an unknown man as a student at Sutter Elementary School. Ferguson then took action and blocked the alleged kidnappers vehicle with her own car allowing the 11 year old to exit the truck. Ferguson then called the police and they arrested 51-year-old Santiago Salazar on suspicion of kidnapping.

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HERO: Sandra Ferguson

Sandra Ferguson, a fast-acting and observant teacher’s aide, stopped an alleged kidnapping in progress on her way to work Friday.

“It was kind of like a superwoman power thing. I can’t believe it did that!” said Sandra Ferguson, who works at Sutter Elementary School in Antioch.

Ferguson noticed an 11-year-old girl in the front seat of a vehicle with an unknown man, and recognized her as a student at Sutter Elementary School.

Ferguson said the young girl looked scared. She sensed something looked wrong.

“I said, ‘Sweetheart, is that your dad?’ She said, ‘No he’s a friend.’ I said, ‘No, he’s not your friend!’” explained Ferguson. “I put my car in front of his and blocked him in. I told her, ‘You get out of that truck right now!’”

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Kidnapper and Child predator – Santiago Salazar

11 Year Old Janiya Thomas Missing Since August 2014 in Bradenton, FL (Update: Body Found in Freezer Believed to be Missing Girl)

11 year old Janiya Thomas has been missing for a year and has not been seen since August 2014 in Bradenton, Florida. The Bradenton Police Department was contacted by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the search of Janiya Thomas. Janiya was not with her mother, Keishanna Thomas nor was she found at the mother’s house at the Village at Cortez Apartments in Bradenton.  Keishanna Thomas was taken in to custody on Contempt of Court charges by Manatee County Juvenile Judge Scott Brownell for refusing to answer any questions about the well-being of her daughter.

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The Bradenton Police Department and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing 11-year-old. According to BPD, the girl hasn’t been seen since August 2014.

On Friday, Oct. 16, the Bradenton Police Department was contacted by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the search of Janiya Thomas, 11.

Janiya was not with her mother, Keishanna Thomas nor was she found at the mother’s house at the Village at Cortez Apartments in Bradenton.

Appearing before Manatee County Juvenile Judge Scott Brownell, Keishanna refused to answer any questions about the well-being of her daughter. She was taken into custody for Contempt of Court. Janiya’s siblings are with the Department of Children and Families, according to Bradenton Police.

Both the Bradenton Police Department and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office are concerned for the safety of the girl. Officers confirmed that the teen hasn’t been seen for over a year.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Bradenton Police Detective James Curulla at (941) 747-3011 ext: 2224, or Detective Adrian Meridan at (941) 932-9326. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS.)

UPDATE I: Body in freezer believed to be missing 11-year-old girl.

The body of a girl who may be Janiya Thomas was found Sunday evening in a freezer in the garage of this residence in the 5000 block of 21st Way East in Bradenton, Florida.

Police believe they have found the body of a missing 11-year-old central Florida girl in a freezer.

Bradenton Police Chief Michael Radzilowski said during a news conference late Sunday that a body was found inside a freezer in the garage of a grandmother of the missing girl, Janiya Thomas.

Authorities said the body is likely that of Janiya, who hasn’t been seen in months.

DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest of Anthony Joseph Palma in Case of Missing 8 Year Old Kirsten Hatfield Who Vanished from Bedroom in 1997 in Oklahoma

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT … ARREST FINALLY MADE IN 1997 MISSING PERSONS CASE. 

8 year old Kirsten Hatfield disappeared from her home in Midwest City, OK one night in May 1997. A former neighbor of the girl, 56-year-old Anthony Joseph Palma, was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder. He is being held without bail. According to reports, Police said when Kirsten Hatfield went missing, the second-grader’s bedroom window was cracked and her underwear was found in the backyard. Recently the investigator assigned to the case realized that some evidence in the case was never tested. Thanks to improvements in DNA evidence, Anthony Joseph Palma was tracked down and volunteered a DNA sample. Low and behold, there was a match.  Anthony Joseph Palma lived 2 doors down from Kirsten Hatfield and amazingly still does. Could there finally be justice for Kirsten? However, sadly, her body has never been found.

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Kirsten Hatfield

Authorities were led to Palma after a new investigator assigned to the case last June realized the FBI or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation had never tested some of the evidence, Clabes said.

Using DNA technology that is more advanced than it was in 1997, lab technicians discovered blood from the window sill and the girl’s underwear came from an unknown male, he said. Investigators ran that DNA through a national database and didn’t find a match.

Authorities then tracked down about 10 men who’d previously been questioned and asked for DNA samples, Clabes said.

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FOX News 8 - DNA evidence, police in an Oklahoma City suburb arrested a man in an 18-year-old child abduction case.

Thanks to DNA evidence, police in an Oklahoma City suburb arrested a man in an 18-year-old child abduction case, authorities said Tuesday.

Kirsten Hatfield, 8, disappeared from her home in Midwest City one night in May 1997.

Police said the second-grader’s bedroom window was cracked and her underwear was found in the backyard, according to CNN affiliate KOKH.

The child has never been found, Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said Tuesday at a news conference.

A former neighbor of the girl, 56-year-old Anthony Joseph Palma, was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder. Authorities filed the murder charge because they believe Kirsten is dead, Clabes said.

Authorities were led to Palma after a new investigator assigned to the case last June realized the FBI or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation had never tested some of the evidence, Clabes said.

Using DNA technology that is more advanced than it was in 1997, lab technicians discovered blood from the window sill and the girl’s underwear came from an unknown male, he said. Investigators ran that DNA through a national database and didn’t find a match.

Arrest Made 18 Years After Disappearance of 8-Year-Old Oklahoma Girl Kirsten Hatfield.

The State Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab found a DNA match to Palma in July, putting its odds of certainty at 263 sextillion to 1, according to the affidavit.

“The evidence shows that Kirsten may have been targeted by Palma for sexual assault,” Miller wrote in the affidavit. “It is likely that Palma has been motivated to stay in the same home to conceal evidence of the crime and/or the location of Kristen’s body.”

State corrections records show that Palma — who has lived at the same Midwest City address since 1991 — was convicted of assault and/or battery with a dangerous weapon in the early 1980s and was released from prison in 1986. Details of that conviction weren’t immediately available.

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