According to Penn State News, the University of Penn State has settled with 26 victims for $49.7 million as a result of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. Officials state that the settlement amounts will not be funded by student tuition, taxpayer funds or donations, but rather by various liability insurance policies. The terms of the settlement include a confidentiality agreement. Sandusky is currently in prison after being found guilty on 45 counts of child sex charges including 25 felonies.
Penn State officials announced today (Oct. 28) that over the past few months the University has reached agreement with 26 of the victims of former assistant football coach Gerald Sandusky. The terms of the settlements, which include a release of all claims against Penn State and other parties, are subject to confidentiality agreements. Of the 26 settlements, 23 are fully signed and three are agreed in principle, with final documentation expected within the next few weeks.
The aggregate dollar amount paid by the University for the 26 settled claims is $59.7 million and will be reflected in the University’s audited financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2013.
“The Board of Trustees has had as one of its primary objectives to reach settlements in a way that is fair and respects the privacy of the individuals involved,” said Keith Masser, chair of the Board of Trustees. “This is another important milestone in accomplishing that goal. I would like to thank the board’s Legal and Compliance Committee, as well as its Legal Subcommittee for its leadership throughout this process.”
As reported at USA Today, PSU President Rodney Erickson called the agreements “another step forward in the healing process for those hurt by Mr. Sandusky, and another step forward for Penn State.”
Harrisburg lawyer Ben Andreozzi, who represents nine of the victims, said he was pleased with the settlements.
“Obviously no amount of money can compensate for what these young men have gone through,” he said. “But Penn State has given them the resources — financially and counseling — they need to help them recover.”
Ohio Daycare Employee Heather Koon Arrested After Police Discovered Sex Tape of Suspect Raping an Infant
UNSPEAKABLE CRIME AT DAYCARE CENTER …
25 year old daycare worker Heather Koon has been arrested for raping a baby. The video of the sex crime was found on Koon’s laptop. The video was reportedly found on Koon’s laptop, after police checked up on her fiancé James Osborne, who is listed on Lorain County’s sex offender website at an incorrect address. The police arrested him as well. The horrific crime took place at the ABC KIDZ daycare in Elyria, Ohio. Sorry, but they should just these two dirt-bags in a room with the parents who had their children at this daycare and let them take justice into their own hands.
I still haven’t wrapped my mind around it. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare,” said the baby’s father, who wants to remain anonymous.
The father is speaking out about the incident so other parents can figure out if their child was also victimized. He says ABC KIDZ daycare in Elyria asked him not to talk about the incident.
“They tried to act like it was a simple assault. A few hours later they called us back again and asked us to keep it discrete,” said the dad.
The shocked father’s advice; “Any child that’s old enough to talk, they should talk to. Any child that’s not old enough to talk should be taken to a physician.”
Police arrested Koon after checking up on her boyfriend, James Osborne. Osborne is listed on Lorain County’s sex offender website as living at another address. Police arrested him and confiscated a laptop found in the apartment. A police report shows it belonged to Koon and contained a video file of her “engaging in sexual conduct with an unknown infant”.
5 Year Old Girl Abducted from her Bedroom in Everett, WA Caught on Surveillance Video … Girl Found Safe, But Sex Predator Suspect Still on the Loose
Victim safe, but suspect still sought by police … Thankfully no sexual assault took place.
A 5 year old girl was abducted from her bedroom at her home in Everett, Washington Saturday at 3 am. A man removed a screen from the little girl’s ground floor bedroom, got inside and carried the child away. The entire kidnapping was caught on surveillance video. The suspect took the girl to a wooded area where he had planned to assault her; however, for some reason the man changed his mind and thankfully did not carry out the sexual assault. The girl then ran for help and knocked on a stranger’s door who called 911. The little girl described the suspect as a darker skinned male, shorter than average adult height, normal build with no visible tattoos. At the time, he wore jeans, a shirt, a white hat and white earrings
Surveillance video shows the chilling crime in progress. A man walking out of an Everett apartment complex carrying a young girl. The 5-year-old was taken down a trail and into a wooded area where police say the suspect took her pajama pants off. But before it went any further the suspect ran.
“The suspect probably got scared off, changed his mind. Some reason he didn’t carry out the assault and he left the scene,” said Aaron Snell, Everett Police.
HELP GET THIS SEXUAL PREDATOR OFF THE STREETS … Anyone living near, or who was on, the Interurban Trail in the early morning hours between 112th St SE and Everett Mall and saw or heard something suspicious is asked to call 911 or the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!
How on earth are these illegal sex offenders afforded rights under the US Constitution, when it seems like law abiding, actual citizens of the US are having theirs taken away every single day? ICE has released 2,837 illegal alien sex offenders from detention and back into the US population. UNREAL!!! Has the SCOTUS lost their collective minds? So now illegal sex offender have rights. Maybe we can get them drivers licenses too.
Who honestly thinks that this could be a good idea? I have to 100% agree with the minority decent, Justice Antonin Scalia, who said: “Insofar as a claimed legal right to release into this country is concerned, an alien under final order of removal stands on an equal footing with an inadmissible alien at the threshold of entry: He has no such right.”
The 2,837 sex offenders represented five percent of the 59,347 deportable aliens that have been released from detention under the supervision of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to the GAO report, which was released Thursday.
“There are circumstances in which criminal aliens who have been ordered removed from the United States – including those convicted of a sex offense – cannot be removed,” the report states. “For example, a criminal alien may not be removed because the designated country will not accept the alien’s return.”
The GAO report refers to the 2001 Supreme Court case Zadvydas v. Davis to explain why ICE is required to release foreigners who have been convicted of sex crimes. In its 5-4 decision, the court ruled that the indefinite detention of removable aliens for greater than six months is unconstitutional unless there is “significant likelihood of removal in the reasonably foreseeable future.”
“Freedom from imprisonment lies at the heart of the liberty protected by the Due Process Clause,” Associate Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in the majority opinion. Breyer was joined in this opinion by J.P. Stevens (a Gerald Ford apppointee), Sandra Day O’Connor (a Reagan appointee), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (a Clinton appointee), and David Souter (a George H.W. Bush appointee).
SICK!!! Two Women Gang Raped (Attacked & Sexually Assaulted) By a Group of 10 to 12 Black Male Juveniles in Kosciuszko Park in Wilmington, DE
Two woman, ages 32 and 24, were attacked and sexually assaulted by a group of 10 to 12 black male juveniles in Kosciuszko Park at about 6:54 p.m. Thursday in Wilmington, DE. According to police, the suspects, who range in age from 12 to 17-years-old, remain on the loose. Doesn’t that provide the community with a sense of security? Police are still working to track down the violent teens. The attack occurred as the two woman were sitting on a park bench in a well lit area, well before sunset.
I guess we are dealing with more board teens in Delaware. What has come to our society when teens think that this is perfectly acceptable behavior? The Gateway Pundit could not have phrases it any better, SICK, SICK, SICK!!!
Neighbors near Kosciuszko Park in Wilmington expressed anger and outrage Friday, after learning the details of a brutal gang-rape that happened in the park Thursday. Police say two women, ages 32 and 24, were reportedly attacked and sexually assaulted by a group of 10 to 12 black male juveniles in Kosciuszko Park at about 6:54 p.m. Thursday. According to police, the suspects, who range in age from 12 to 17-years-old, remain on the loose. The victims were transported to Christiana Hospital for treatment. Wilmington police increased patrols Friday in the park which is located in the 600 block of South Franklin Street in the Hedgeville Community.
“Initial investigation suggested the victims were in Kosciuszko Park when they were approached by a group of juveniles. The juveniles assaulted the victims and fled in an unknown direction,” police said in a news release.
Investigators said the women were sitting in the park at the time.
It’s unclear if there were witnesses, and the conditions of the women were not released. But police said they’re seeking the public’s help to identify the attackers.
Police are stepping up patrols so women should not feel afraid to be in the park alone, they said.
FOX’S Leigh Scheps reported live from Wilmington on Friday night that she talked to several young women who live in the neighborhood and said they are scared to be out alone.
The park may look picture-perfect, but many people like Tabita Ares say its deceiving.
“It is a nightmare, especially at night, and even during the day,” Ares said.”
Anyone with information should call Detective Joseph Cooper at 302-576-3634, the Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at 302-576-3990, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or tips can be submitted online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Teacher Summer Michelle Hansen Allegedly Had Sex With Underage Students in Classroom, Offered Sex as a ‘Prize’ … Charged with 16 Sex Related Felonies
Hmm, California teacher offered sex as a prize for ding well, must be part of that new “common core” curriculum …
31 year old Summer Michelle Hansen, a special education teacher at a high school in southern California, has been charged with 16 sex related felonies as she is accused of having “unlawful sexual intercourse” and “unlawful oral copulation” with 5 under age boys. None of victims were her students; however, the boys “were all students at Centennial High. The crimes are reported to have taken place from May 2012 through May 2013. She faces up to 13 years in prison.
A special education teacher at a high school in southern California has been charged with 16 sex-related felony crimes, the Riverside County District’s Attorney’s Office said in a press release earlier this week.
Summer Michelle Hansen, 31, is accused of having “unlawful sexual intercourse” and “unlawful oral copulation” with five underage boys.
According to the District Attorney’s office, some of the crimes even took place on the Centennial High School campus.
“The crimes are alleged to have taken place from May 2012 through May 2013, and took place in her classroom, in a utility room at the school, in her vehicle while parked near one victim’s home, and at another victim’s home,” said the press release.
Now image how outraged everyone would be had the teacher been a male.
Body Found in Search for Missing Oakland Investigator Sandra Coke, No Positive ID Yet (Update: Body Found ID’d as Missing Sandra Coke)
A body has been found, but has yet to be identified in the search for missing federal criminal investigator Sandra Coke. The body was found by Contra Costa County sheriff’s search and rescue teams in a woodsy area near Laguna Valley Park in Vacaville. Although the authorities have yet to positively identify the name of the individual they have found, they have called off searches for Coke. Sandra Coke has been missing since August 4, 2013, who was last seen Sunday evening with a paroled, high-risk sex offender, Randy Alana, 56. Friends of Coke say she briefly dated Alana more than 20 years ago.
A female body was discovered Friday afternoon in the area where California authorities were searching for a missing federal criminal investigator.
The body, which has yet to be identified, was found at about 1 p.m. in the area where officials were looking for Sandra Coke, who was reported missing since Sunday. Coke went missing after following a tip on her stolen dog.
Based on additional information obtained by the Oakland, Calif., Police Department, detectives decided to move their search-and-rescue location from the Vallejo, Calif., area to Lagoons Valley Park, an unincorporated area just outside of the city of Vacaville, Calif., according to Solano County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Daryl Snedeker.
For now, authorities have called off any additional searches.
Earlier, registered sex offender Randy Alana, 56, was identified as a person of interest in Coke’s disappearance.
UPDATE I: Sandra Coke: Body Identified as Missing California Federal Investigator.
The body of a woman found near a Northern California park last week was identified today as a missing federal investigator, according to authorities.
An autopsy completed by the Alameda County Coroner’s office confirmed the body as Sandra Coke, 50, Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said during a news conference.
Watson declined to discuss Coke’s cause of death.
Missing 15 Year Old Girl from Boston Found Dancing at Providence, RI Strip Club, Another 15 Year Old Girl Found in Hotel Accompanied by Convicted Sex Offender
Please explain how is this guy even walking the streets with a criminal record against minors …
A 15 year old missing girl has been found by police dancing at a Providence, Rhode Island strip club and other 15 year old female missing teen from Brockton, MA was also found by police at a Seekonk motel. Both were accompanied by a convicted sex offender, Troy Footman. The 15 year old teen found dancing at ‘Cheaters Gentlemens Club’ approached the undercover detectives and solicited them for sex. Good grief. Fisty one year old Troy Footman was arrested as he left the hot-pink strip club with two other women, the police stopped his white Cadillac SUV. He’s charged with sex trafficking of a minor.
Pic – Facebook
A 15-year-old girl missing from Boston was found dancing at a strip club in South Providence — accompanied by a convicted sex offender who’s served time for running a teen prostitution ring, according to the Providence police.
Another 15-year-old girl, who was missing from Brockton, was also found by police at a Seekonk motel where the man has been living.
Troy Footman, 51, is now charged with sex trafficking, as police investigate him for recruiting teenage girls from Boston down to Providence to work as exotic dancers and prostitutes, said Providence police Maj. David Lapatin. The Boston girl is now in the custody of state child welfare, and the Brockton girl has been returned to her family, the police said.
After getting a tip from Boston police and agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, two Providence detectives found the girl and 51-year-old Troy Footman inside Cheaters on Allens Avenue late Monday night, Lapatin said.
Sex offender – Troy Footman
How in the Hell is this human POS allowed to walk among us? Troy Footman has a 25 year history of sex crimes including prostitution rings of minor girls. At what point do we say enough is enough and this individual is just a threat to underage girls and should never see the light of day?
Footman has a quarter-century history of sex crimes, from a rape conviction in 1986, to being convicted of running a prostitution ring with girls as young as 14 from Massachusetts to Delaware. According to court records, Footman and another prostitute were running underage girls to prostitute themselves at various places, including a truck stop in Delaware, and taking their money.
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.
Facebook: Bring Kathryn Botelho home
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.