Amber Alert Issued for 13 Year Old Kathryn Botelho Missing Since 7/24/13 in Portsmouth, RI (Update: Kathryn Botelho Found Alive) (Update: NJ Man Daniel Berger Arrested, Faces Sex Crime Charges)
An Amber Alert has been issued for 13 year old Kathryn Botelho who has been missing since Wednesday morning, July 24, 2013 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Botelho’s mother reported the girl missing Wednesday morning. According to the State police, Kathryn Botelho was last seen leaving her house at 59 Ferry Landing Circle with an unknown man driving a red Chrysler. Police say a witness saw someone matching Botelho’s description leave the family home with a white male described as being 40-45 years old, unshaven, 5-foot 9-inches tall with a thin build. The car was described as a Chrysler Concord or Sebring, with faded paint and possible New Jersey license plates.
Kathryn Botelho – Missing
Kathryn Botelho, 13, of 59 Ferry Landing Circle, was described as four feet, eleven inches tall and weighing 110 pounds. She wore a Alex and Ani bracelet. Her clothing was not described.
Interim police chief Jeffrey Furtado said, “These types of cases can be anything but routine when it’s a person of this age” who had been gone so long.
State troopers with K-9 dogs joined Portsmouth officers as they searched the area.
UPDATE I: An update to the description of missing Kathryn Botelho:
Police say the victim, Kathyrn Botelho is approximately 4’11” with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black skirt and a blue sapphire Alex and Ani bracelet.
“According to the witness, the young female was seen leaving the area with the male in an older model red Chrysler Concord or Sebring with faded paint and possibly NJ registration,” said Interim Chief of Police Jeffrey Furtado.
“According to the witness, it appeared to be a voluntarily departure,” Furtado added during a press conference Wednesday at 4 p.m.
“She has not been seen or heard from since about 9 a.m. this morning.”
Kathryn also left without a cell phone, but with an iPod and some clothing, according to the interim police chief.
Portsmouth police issued a CodeRed and Amber Alert.
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If anyone has any information concerning this case is asked to contact the Portsmouth police at 401-683-0300 or Rhode Island State Police at 401-462-6237.
UPDATE I: Missing RI girl found; Amber Alert canceled.
Police say they’ve found a 13-year-old girl reported missing from her home in Portsmouth.
A Portsmouth Police spokesman said early Thursday that the girl was found alive and that an Amber Alert issued for her has been canceled. He says authorities will issue a statement with additional details later in the day.
UPDATE II: 27 year old Daniel Berger from New Jersey arrested and faces sex crime charges in connection with the abduction of 13 year old Kathryn Botelho.
A Passaic County man has been arrested in the connection with a missing 13-year-old girl from Rhode Island.
Daniel Berger, 27, of the Haskell section of Wanaque, has been charged with one count of transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
The girl was found by FBI agents at 12:30 this morning after information led them to Berger’s apartment on Ringwood Avenue in Haskell, the Providence Journal reported.
She appeared disheveled and cried “Please help me,” according to the Journal.
Agents questioned the man in the apartment who told them Berger was his roommate and that he had brought the girl there.
5 Year Old Jocelyn Rojas Abducted in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Saved by 15 Year Old Temar Boggs and his Friend from a Sex Offender (Kidnapper ID’d as Registered Sex Offender Harold Herr)
HEROES OF THE DAY …
As we are surrounded by so many who only want to cause trouble, promote vigilantism and divide us … along comes two heroes where race was irrelevant and all that mattered was the safety of a 5 year old little girl. God bless these two kids who stepped up, made a difference and saved a child from a certain peril at the hands of her abductor.
Five year old Jocelyn Rojas was kidnapped while playing in her front yard at the Lancaster Arms apartments in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. According to police, Jocelyn Rojas was lured away from her home by a man who promised her ice cream. The search began for the 5 year old girl as 15 year old Temar Boggs and his friend Chris Garcia took off on their bicycles trying to find her. About two hours later and about a half mile away from her home, the two boys spotted Jocelyn in a sedan and chased after the car on their bikes. After being followed, eventually the kidnapper let the child out of the car. She ran to Temar and said that she needed her mom.
From The Raw Story, speaking to a reporter with Lancaster Online on Saturday, 15-year-old Temar Boggs said he was helping move an elderly woman’s couch at a nearby apartment complex Thursday evening when someone approached asking if he’d seen a little girl.
Two teenage boys are being hailed as heroes after they chased a car carrying a kidnapped girl — on their bicycles.
Five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was playing in her front yard in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when she vanished Thursday afternoon. Authorities believe she was abducted by a man who lured her by offering ice cream.
For two hours, neighbors and police scoured the area and asked if anyone had seen her.
Police are looking for the suspect, described as a white male between 50 and 70 years old. He was driving a reddish-purple or maroon car with round taillights. The man was wearing green shoes, green pants and a red-and-white striped shirt. He walked with a limp.
34 Year Old Edwin Charles Tobergta Arrested … 10 Year Old Girl Catches Perv Having Sex With a Rubber Pool Float
Well alrighty then … ICK story of the day.
34 year old Edwin Charles Tobergta was arrested for public indecency after a 10 year old little girl caught the perv having sex with a rubber pool float. Are you kidding me? I guess that poll float is being put to the curb for the garbage men to take away. Tobergta is being held at the Butler County Jail on $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned July 23 before Butler County Common Pleas Judge Charles Pater. With a previous history of doing the exact same thing and in one case having sex with a Halloween yard decoration, what are the authorities waiting for, this perv to attack a child?
A Hamilton man repeatedly arrested for public indecency has again been indicted after a child saw him engaging in sex with a rubber raft last month, according to police.
Edwin Charles Tobergta, 34, of Harmon Avenue, was arrested June 17 for allegedly stepping out his back door naked at about 1:20 p.m. on June 15 and having “sexual relations with a rubber pool float,” according to the Hamilton police report.
In 2011, Tobergta was accused of having sex with a neighbor’s pool float. In 2002, a woman told police he did the same thing with an inflatable Halloween decoration in her yard.
Tobergta was indicted by a Butler County grand jury Wednesday for pubic indecency, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces 12 months behind bars.
Past history of criminal issues:
- In August 2011, Tobergta, was arrested at his home after he was seen engaging in sexual conduct with a pink inflatable swimming pool raft.
- He was indicted in May 2010 for tampering with evidence and possessing criminal tools
- After a July 2008 conviction for felony public indecency, he was sentenced to five years community control after he was naked standing in a neighbor’s yard engaging in sexual activity
- In December 2006, Tobergta was charged with public indecency and aggravated menacing while being held at the Butler County Jail.
- In 2002, a woman told police he did the same thing with an inflatable Halloween decoration in her yard
8 Year Old Charish Lilly Perriwinkle Missing Since 6/21/13 in Jacksonville, FL … Abducted By Sex Offender Donald James Smith (Update: Girls Body Found at Church, Suspect Arrested)
An Amber Alert has been issued for 8 year old Charish Lilly Perriwinkle who has been missing since Friday night, June 21, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. Charish Lilly Perriwinkle is believed to have been abducted from a Walmart by a sex offender in Jacksonville, FL Friday night by 56 year old sex offender Donald James Smith. The police were contacted around 11 P.M. Friday night by the mother of Charish Lilly Perriwinkle at the Wal-Mart on 12100 Lem Turner Road regarding her missing daughter. First Coast reported, Sergeant Lonnie Mills of Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the child was taken by a man who had befriended the mother at the store and said he was taking the girl to the store’s McDonald’s outlet for a snack. HUH? Oh dear God, who does this in this day and age? Seriously folks, how in the hell do you allow yourself to be befriended by a total stranger and allow your 8 year old little girl to go off like this? What on earth was this mother thinking?
Charish Lilly Perriwinkle description: 4′ 3″-tall, 60-pound, white girl with hazel eyes and brown hair. She was wearing an orange sleeveless dress, a pink bandanna and purple flip-flops when she vanished from the Walmart off Lem Turner Road in Jacksonville, FL.
The mother of Charish Lilly Perriwinkle contacted cops at around 11 p.m., First Coast News reported. She told them she and her daughter were at the Walmart when a man befriended them, then disappeared with the little girl after saying he was going to take her to the store’s McDonald’s for a snack.
Police believe the kidnapper is 56-year-old sex offender Donald James Smith, who has previously served time for attempted kidnapping and lewd and lascivious assault on children, Jacksonville.com reported.
Anyone with information about the case should call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at (904) 630-0500, the FDLE at 1-888-356-4774, or 911.
UPDATE I: The body of 8 year old Charish Lilly Perriwinkle found deceased at Highlands Baptist Church Saturday morning. Sex offender Donald James Smith has been taken into custody after officers surrounded a white van on southbound I-95 near the I-10 split. Donald James Smith is a registered sexual offender and was recently released from jail on May 31, 2013. Well that didn’t take long for this predator to escalate his depravity from attempted kidnapping and lewd and lascivious assault on children to kidnapping, probably rape and murder of a child. Smith has several previous arrests involving lewd behavior with children and has a registered address of 2495 Segovia Avenue.
WHEN ARE WE EVER GOING TO UNDERSTAND THAT THESE PREDATORS CANNOT CHANGE AND THEY ONLY ESCALATE THEIR DEPRAVITY TO THE EVENTUAL END … MURDER OF A PRECIOUS CHILD?
UPDATE II: From CNN, the unbelievable accounts that lead to the abduction of and murder of 8 year old Charish Lilly Perriwinkle. Personally, I am at a loss as to how any mother could allow their child to walk off with a complete stranger. I do not care what they bought you and were going to buy.
After the investigation revealed that the girl had been abducted, an Amber Alert was activated, Hartley said. He identified Smith, “a man with a very extensive criminal history” that included a kidnapping conviction, as a suspect.
Williams said the girl’s mother first met Smith on Friday night at a local Dollar General store, where he offered to take the family to Walmart to buy them some clothes.
“After being inside the store for a couple hours, the man then offered to buy some hamburgers,” Williams told reporters. “As he walked to the front of the store, he took our 8-year-old victim with him. They walked to the front of the Walmart toward the McDonald’s. They did not stop at the McDonald’s. They walked outside, got in his van and left the location.”
Police Believe they Have Found the Body of Missing 15 Year Old Iowa Girl Kathlynn Shepard in the Des Moines River near Boone, Iowa (Update: Autopsy Confirms Body forund was Kathlynn Shepard)
The police believe they have found the body of 15 year old missing Kathlynn Shepard in the Des Moines River Friday night near Boone, Iowa. Although not yet positively identified, authorities believe it is the body of Kathlynn Shepard, who was kidnapped two weeks ago with another girl. At a news conference at the Boone Police Station, police said the clothing was consistent with what Shepard was wearing when she was abducted, along with 12 year old Dezi Hughes, while walking home from the school bus in Dayton in Webster County on May 20. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.
A body found in the Des Moines River on Friday evening is likely that of kidnapped 15-year-old girl who has been missing since she and another girl were abducted more than two weeks ago, state authorities said early Saturday morning. Authorities say they’re confident that the body a fisherman found Friday night in the Des Moines River near Boone is Kathlynn Shepard’s. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday. Gerard Meyers of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Boone County dispatchers received a call from people fishing at 6:59 p.m. about a body in the river underneath the Kate Shelley High Bridge near Boone. “We believe it to be Kathlynn Shepard,” Meyers said at a news conference at the Boone Police Station just after midnight. He said the clothing was consistent with what Shepard was wearing when she was abducted, along with 12-year-old Dezi Hughes, while walking home from the school bus in Dayton in Webster County on May 20.
Dezi Hughes escaped from the suspected kidnapper, a registered sex offender Michael Klunder. Hughes was found wearing zip ties and authorities found similar zip ties on the body located Friday night. Klunder, a registered sex offender, committed suicide hours after the abduction.
For more updates, comments and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons: Kathlynn Shepard.
UPDATE I: Iowa Chief State Medical Examiner Dr. Julia Goodin confirmed that the body found Friday night in Boone, Iowa was that of which is about 11 miles from where Kathlynn
Registered Sex Offender Jerry Andrew Active Savagely Murders Elderly Couple Then Rapes Their 2 Year Old Great-Granddaughter Hours After Jail Release in Anchorage, Alaska
WHY DO WE LET THESE SCUM BAGS OUT OF JAIL? THE SYSTEM KEEPS FAILING US WHEN IT COMES TO SEXUAL PREDITORS …
24 year old Jerry Andrew Active, a registered sex offender and who has had multiple arrests for sexual assault, escalated his life of crime and murdered an elderly Anchorage couple, then raped their 2 year old granddaughter just hours, yes hours after he was released from prison. WTF!!! From the Anchorage Daily News, “Less than twelve hours later, the 24-year-old is alleged to have killed an elderly couple and sexually assaulted their 2-year-old great-granddaughter after slipping through an open window at the family’s Mountain View apartment”. UNREAL!!! Active has been charged with murder, sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor and burglary. A judge set his bail at $1.5 million on Sunday. There should not have even been a bail set for this danger to society.
Alaska Double Murder: Jerry Active, 24, charged with killing elderly couple, sexually assaulting toddler … arrested running away from scene in his boxers.
Jerry Andrew Active was arrested Saturday night as he fled the east Anchorage homicide scene dressed only in boxer shorts and socks. He is charged with first and second-degree murder, sexual assault and burglary in the deaths of Touch Chea, 71, and his wife, Sorn Sreap, 73. Police said Sreap and the toddler were raped.
A man suspected of beating an elderly Alaska couple to death and sexually assaulting their 2-year-old great-granddaughter over the weekend had been released from jail just hours earlier, according to Alaska Department of Corrections records.
Jerry Andrew Active, 24, was released from the Anchorage Correctional Complex where he was doing time for a probation violation shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, according to the Anchorage Daily News. The attacks on the couple and the toddler occurred less than 12 hours later after he got into an apartment on the east side of the city by climbing in through an open window, police said.
This POS has been in and out of jail since 2007 and each time been given a slap on the wrist as I guess molesting and sexually assaulting minors is no big deal in Alaska! WHAT PART ABOUT THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE IS A SEX OFFENDER AND A THREAT TO SOCIETY DIDN’T ANY ONE GET?
- In 2009, he was arrested for sneaking into a Togiak home and attempting to sexually assault an 11-year-old girl while the family slept, then assaulting three members of the household.
- He was convicted the next year in a Dillingham court on charges of attempted sexual abuse of a minor and trespassing. He was released on Oct. 2, 2011 and put on probation
- violated his probation repeatedly, sometimes being re-arrested on the very day he got out of jail.
WTF … I refer to the following as the Failed System axiom for sexual predators. How many times did this sexual predator have to assault innocent victims and violate his parole? Obviously, he needed to murder before he would be taken seriously. Sad, so very sad.
- A sexual predator exposes himself to a little girl and we give him a slap on the wrist as say, well at least he didn’t touch her.
- A sexual predator touches and molests a little girl and we give him a slap on the wrist as say, well at least he didn’t rape her.
- A sexual predator rapes a little girl and we give him a slap on the wrist as say, well at least he didn’t kill her.
- Then he kills her and we are outraged at how such a thing could happen.
White Supremacist Charles Francis Gaskins Convicted of Killing a Child Molester Neil Hayes Sentenced to 26 Years to Life in Prison
Charles Francis Gaskins, a white supremist was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for the 2009 murder of child molester Neil Hayes. Gaskins and his wife, Sandra Sheaves, were convicted of killing Neil Hayes by beating him to death with a rock after they learned he was a registered sex offender. After pleading no contest to the murder, allowing his wife to plead no contest to accessory to murder. Sheaves was sentenced to eight years in prison; however, with time served and other factors, Sheaves is expected to be released in 66 days. According to accounts, Gaskins was a member of a supremacist group that required its members to attack anyone with a history of child molestation.
A Northern California white supremacist convicted of killing a child molester has been sentenced to 26 years to life in prison, while his wife – convicted of being an accessory – will be released from jail in about two months, The Sacramento Bee reported ( http://bit.ly/17D3Y4l) Saturday.
Charles Francis Gaskins, 48, was sentenced Friday after pleading no contest in March for the killing of Neil Hayes in 2009. A probation report said Gaskins was a member of a supremacist group that required its members to attack anyone with a history of child molestation.
Gaskins and his wife – Sandra Sheaves – was living in a home she owned in Carmichael, a community outside of Sacramento, when they allowed the 66-year-old Hayes to move in. Gaskins had met Hayes while they were both serving time in prison, The Bee said.
You know, there is a part of me that says maybe all murders are not created equal. Twenty-six years for killing a menace to society? Although I am against the opinions, views and agenda of white supremacist’s … White Supremacist or no white supremacist, Charles Francis Gaskins probably in the long run provided a public service as this child molester will never molest another child ever again.
Former NFL Tennessee Titan’s Cheerleader Elizabeth “Leigh” Garner Arrested and Charged after Offering Oral Sex to 12 Year Old Boy at Parents’ Party in Murfreesboro, TN
Elizabeth “Leigh” Garner, the 42 year old former NFL Tennessee Titan’s cheerleader was arrested after she was accused of sexually assaulting a 12 year old boy. As reported by CBS News, police in Murfreesboro, TN say Garner was visiting a friend’s home when she followed a 12 year old boy into the bathroom, fondled him, and then tried to seduce him. According to the police report, Garner told detectives that she was drunk that evening and she got the boy confused with a man that was also at the residence. Elizabeth “Leigh” Garner, 42, of 806 Highland Park Court in Nashville, TN was charged with sexual battery and solicitation of a minor for child rape. Garner was released on $30,000 bail and faces more than eight years in prison if convicted. Garner claims that she is innocent.
A former NFL cheerleader offered a 12-year-old boy oral sex after following him into a bathroom during his parents’ house party, police have said.
Elizabeth “Leigh” Garner, 42, is accused of trying to seduce the preteen by fondling his penis and trying to pull down his pants.
He bolted after she asked if he’d “ever been with a woman.”
Telling his mom what had happened, she called the police.
Garner was last a cheerleader for the Titans in 2008 when she gained attention because of her age. She was featured on blogs and newspapers as a 38-year-old who made a team made of up mostly 20-somethings. My how the once mighty have fallen. Just how drunk was some one to think that a 12 year old boy was an adult, or just how stupid does Elizabeth “Leigh” Garner think we really are?
New law to make sex offenders change their status to predatory perv …
A new bill in the Texas Legislature, H.B. No. 23, would force sex offenders to identify themselves on social networking sites. I guess the legislation will make sex offender change their status on Facebook to “PERV”. Actually, it is against Facebook terms and conditions for an individual to be a sex offender; however, there is no way tp enforce it. If the bill is passed, it would require certain sex offenders who still have Internet access privileges to put the following information in their profile: identifying themselves as a sex offender, the type of offense and where the offense took place, as well as the offenders’ full name, date of birth, sex, race, height, weight, eye color and hair color and current address.
A new bill in the Texas Legislature would force sex offenders to identify themselves on social networking sites.
“When you become a member of Facebook, you agree to the terms and conditions, and one of the terms and conditions now is that you cannot be a sex offender, a convicted sex offender,” he said. “Now, of course, it’s not enforced and so now this is being left up to other states to make sure we have enforcement mechanisms.”
If passed, the measure would make certain sex offenders who still have Internet access privileges put specific information in their profile. The information would include identifying themselves as a sex offender, the type of offense and where the offense took place, as well as the offenders’ full name, date of birth, sex, race, height, weight, eye color and hair color. The offender’s current address or where they hope to live would also have to be included.
Look for the ACLU to state that such a bill violates the sex offenders privacy and an unfair penalty placed on an individual who has already served their criminal sentence. Of course they were completely no where to be found when law abiding gun owners had their names and addresses published.
Pennsylvania Gov. Plans to Sue the NCAA in Federal Court over Sanctions Imposed against Penn State University in Wake of Sandusky Child Molestation Case
This is a head scratching law suit that the Pennsylvania governor will lose in the battle of public opinion.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is planning on suing the NCAA in federal court with a lawsuit in response to the sanctions levied against Penn State University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. Corbett is supposed to hold a press conference today to announce the law suit and how the state will file the law suit. According to reports, PSU has nothing to do with these lawsuits. The announcement will most like deal with one of the unique sanctions levied by the NCAA. One of the penalties is the $60 million fine which has become a point of contention in Pennsylvania local politics. Politicians have argued that the money should be used to fight abuse in the state of Pennsylvania, while the NCAA had initially targeted a more national approach for the money. Really folks, this is what you are suing over whether the fines should fight sexual abuse of children in PA or across the country? Poor form folks, really bad form.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will announce a federal lawsuit against the NCAA tied to the historic sanctions levied against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Corbett will hold a press conference on Wednesday morning in State College, Pa., to announce the suit, which will be filed by the state.
Penn State, which has been working in concert with the NCAA since the scandal, is not involved in preparing the suit. It is being handled solely by the state.
Corbett’s office has been vague in regard to the specific aim of the suit, but it appears to be dedicated to the overall sanctions issued by the NCAA in July. Corbett referred to them on Tuesday as “illegal sanctions.”
A wholesale suit against the NCAA by a third party as powerful as the state of Pennsylvania could loom as an important case in testing the ultimate power of the NCAA.
Is this really something that the governor of Pennsylvania really wants to focus the media light on? It was such a heinous act, it just seems rather shallow that a state would only want the monies to go toward their state, rather than country wide. Shallow indeed.