Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Michigan man reoffends

Dexter man sentenced to 10 years in prison for child porn

Posted by News Staff The Ann Arbor News June 16, 2008 16:34PM

A Dexter man previously convicted of molesting a young relative was ordered to prison for 10 years Monday after authorities found child pornography on his computer, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.

Thomas Vanbuhler, 60, pleaded guilty last August to one felony count of possession of child pornography. At that hearing, officials said Vanbuhler admitted he had been receiving child pornography through the Internet since at least 2003.

The case was prosecuted under the federal Project Safe Childhood initiative. In February 2006, federal agents searched Vanbuhler's home and discovered 109 images of child pornography and 134 images of child erotica, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

In 2003, Vanbuhler was convicted in Wayne County of fondling a young female relative during a party. He was sentenced to probation, and accused of violating probation by groping another young relative, officials said.

When Vanbuhler is released from prison, he will serve five years on supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

What is ridiculous is the man was only charged with one count of child porn. He had over 100 images! This was not something done by "accident". He has revictimized over 100 children, but since the NCMEC can only validate one child as "real" that is all he gets charged for. The law for child porn has to be changed. Unidentified victims of child porn should also be counted.

Illegal Aliens are sexually abusing Americas children

Our Children Are Being Victimized By Illegal Aliens!
Posted on Monday, June 16 @ 10:04:18 CDT
Topic: Crimes Scenes illegal immigration laws

Contrary to what President Bush claims, family values do stop at the Rio Grande for many illegal aliens. In addition to suppressing wages, bankrupting our hospitals, and over-crowding our jails and public schools, illegal aliens are preying upon our children In Operation Predator sweeps across the country conducted between 2003-2007, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents nabbed over 10,700 foreign national child molesters.

Many of these predators had been previously convicted of other crimes, and many had already been deported once. The number predators apprehended in the sweeps actually only represent the tip of the iceberg. In fact, a study conducted by the Violent Crimes Institute reports that between 1999 and 2006, there were nearly 1,000,000 sex crimes committed in the United States by illegal aliens.

Using U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration, as well as state and local law enforcement data, Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes Institute determined that there are no less than 240,000 illegal alien sex offenders currently inside the U.S.

A very cursory search on the subject of illegal aliens committing acts of child molestation turned up countless examples of the growing problem.

The following are two recent ones: The suspect in the recent rape of a 13 year old Alabama girl is believed to be an illegal alien. Mobile County Sheriff's detectives are looking for a man named Domingo Lorenzo for the rape which was reported on June 4. Sheriff´s department spokesman Sgt. Jerry Taylor said: "The first thing they're trying to do is verify his true identity. Once that's done they'll be able to check with immigration officials to see if he did have the proper credentials to enter the country."

Lorenzo is known to neighbors of a West Mobile trailer park, though the owner of Ridgewood Acres claims that he has no record of Lorenzo paying rent. Many residents told reporters he is frequently on the premises.

Warren McLamore, the victim´s father told a WKRG reporter: "My daughter doesn't even go outside now. If she does, I just put her in the car, lock the doors, get in and get out of here."

On May 28, a 25 year old Mexican national named Israel Lugo Rios was arrested and charged with molesting a 3 year old Bradenton, FL girl. The little girls was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital after complaining of pain. Upon medical examination, it was discovered that the girl had been sexually violated. The sheriff´s department has determined that Rios is in the country illegally.

In 2007, Americans For Legal Immigration Political Action Committee (ALIPAC) tracked child sexual assaults committed by illegal aliens. In a 30 day period, they recorded 27 assaults by foreign nationals illegally inside the United States. The results are as follows:

July 28, 2007 Milwaukee, Oregon Charged: Alejandro Emetrio "Alex" Rivera Gamboa, 24, and Gilberto Javier Arellano-Gamboa, 23
Charges: rape and murder Victim: Dani Countryman of Texas (15 years old)

August 6, 2007 Trenton, N.J. Charged: Jose Carranza, 28 Charges: child rape (later charged with murder of Newark teenagers as well) Victim: child's name withheld

August 16, 2007 Huron, Ohio Charged: Lucio Sanchez-Martinez Charge: gross sexual imposition of a minor Victim: 8 year old girl

August 20, 2007 Oregon City, Oregon Charged: Alejandro Hernandez-Flores, 19 and Mario Alberto Flores-Estrada, 20 Charges: rape, sodomy, and sexual abuse Victims: two girls ages 14 and 15

August 21, 2007 Franklin County, Alabama Charged: Alvaro Vargas, 38 Charge: rape, sexual abuse Victim: 11 year old girl

August 23, 2007 Bryan County, Oklahoma Sought/Charged: Jose Retana Charge: rape by instrumentation Victim: 4 year old girl

August 24, 2007 Indianapolis, Indiana Charged: Jesus Valenzuela, 19 Charges: child molestation and burglary Victim: 5 year old girl

August 27, 2007 McAllen, Texas Charged: Jorge Alberto Escobar Charge: aggravated kidnapping Victim: 5 year old girl

August 27, 2007 Rockville, Maryland Sought/Charged: Mahumbo Kanneh, 23 Charges: rape, sexual assault, and molestation (Dismissed due to lack of interpreter!) Victims: 18 month and 7 year old girls

August 15, 2007 Indiantown, Florida Charged: Ruben Hernandez-Juarez, 52 Charge: battery on a child for molesting Victim: 6 year old boy

August 8, 2007 North Hollywood, California Charged: Chalearmchai Nopthaisong, 41 Charges: kidnapping and lewd acts on a child Victims: seven children (Police have since discovered six more victims ranging from age 4 to 8 years old.)

July 20, 2007 Tulsa, Oklahoma Charged: Daniel P. Ramirez, 39 Charges: sexual battery Victim: 16 year old boy

August 14, 2007 Portsmouth, Massachusetts Charged: Marvin Hernandez, 27 Charges: sexual assault Victim: 14 year old girl

August 20, 2007 Gaston County, North Carolina Charged: Ramon Zamora-Solano, 41 Charges: kidnapping and sexual assault Victims: 5 and 6 year old girls

August 9, 2007 Poway, California Charged: Jesus Mora Nava, 30 Charges: sexual assault Victim: 13 year old boy

August 22, 2007 Palm Bay, Florida Charged: Dwayne Modeste, 19 Charges: rape (armed with a machete) Victims: 13 year old girl and 20 year old woman

August 20, 2007 Manchester, New Hampshire Charged: Alan Hernandez, 18 Charges: sexual assault and criminal threatening Victim: 14 year old girl

August 18, 2007 Brewster, New York Charged: Sergio Antonio Martinez-Garza, 32 Charges: two felony counts of sexual conduct against a child Charges: rape Victim 15 year old girl

July 28, 2007 Tacoma, Washington Charged: Terapon Adhahn, 42 Charges: rape, kidnapping, and murder Victim: Zina Linnik, 12

July 30, 2007 Murfreesboro, Tennessee Charged: Jesus G. "Egg" Garay-Barrientos, 18 Charges: aggravated sexual battery and rape Victim: 6 year old girl

July 27, 2007 Alto, Texas Charged: Eleazar Posadas, 49 Charges: indecent contact with a child Victim: 7 year old girl

July 21, 2007 Village of Monroe, New York Charged: Armando Sierra, 22 Charges: statutory rape Victim: 14 year old girl

August 16, 2007 Bentonville, Arkansas Charged: Daniel Lopez Bibiano, 34 Charges: attempted rape, sexual assault, and rape Victims: 5, 10, 12, 13, and 15 year old girls

August 18, 2007 Indianapolis, Indiana Charged: Israel Baez Charges: In custody on other charges. Approached a group of children and arrested with a 'rape kit' in his van.Witnesses: 5 children

So why does the crime of child molestation seem to be so prevalent among illegal aliens from Mexico?…The answer may lie within the age-old Mexican culture of "machismo," as well as within the actual laws of that country. The crime of rape or child molestation is incredibly under-reported in Mexico, because there is so much shame placed upon the victim as well as the difficulty in proving the case. A 2002 Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post article, reporter Mary Jordan detailed the case of a 16 year old Mexican girl who had reported being raped by three policemen in 1997.

When Yessica Yadira Diaz Cazares and her mother went to the police station to report the rape, she was laughed at by the officers and actually jailed overnight.
Diaz was forced by police to undergo a medical exam as well as a total of eight blood tests. She was told that the blood tests would determine whether or not she had actually been raped. Prosecutors told the girl that she must physically put her hand on the men who raped her, courageously she proceeded even as the family received death threats.
The accused officer laughed at her and verbally abused the girl as she identified him as an attacker. Eventually, Yessica realized that justice would never be served and simply gave up. Sadly, she not only gave up her search for justice but her life as well. Despondent, she committed suicide by taking an overdose of prescription pills.
After Yessica´s death, the national human rights commission pursued the case, resulting in the conviction of two of the accused officers.
The crime of kidnapping a woman for the purpose of rape and marriage against their will, or "rapto" as it is known in Mexico is actually a minor crime and rarely ever prosecuted. A Mexican legislator actually called the practice "romantic." Of course, this crime if committed in the United States would elicit felony charges and a penalty of 20 years to life in prison. While rape is a serious crime in the United States, many Mexican nationals cannot understand why they are prosecuted on this side of the border. Often, a small payment of $10 to $20 to the victim´s family will settle the matter back in Mexico.The most troubling and telling reason behind the growing epidemic of child molestation at the hands of Mexican illegal aliens, is the fact the age of sexual consent throughout the majority of Mexico is 12 years of age!
The only other nation in the world which boasts such a disregard for childhood innocence is Zimbabwe, where the age of consent is also 12.
Article 177 of the Mexican Federal District Penal Code discusses "sexual abuse" and punishment of other acts referred to as "unintentional" acts –"who without purpose of reaching copulation, performs a sexual act with a person under 12 or a person that has no capacity of understanding the meaning of the act or that for any reason cannot resist it, or that demands that such act is observed or performed, will be punished with 2 to 7 years in prison".

In addition to Mexico City, the age of consent is 12 years old in the following Mexican states:

Baja California Sur
San Louis Potosi

The age of consent is 13 years old in Nuevo Leon and 14 years old in the seven remaining Mexican states.

The attitude towards having sex with little girls is carried with many Mexican men as they cross into this country. An example of this attitude can be found in Mexican national Diego Lopez-Mendez, who pled guilty in 2006 to sexually assaulting a 10 year old West Virginia girl. Through an interpreter, he told the court: "In the pueblo where I grew up girls are usually married by 13 years old….I was unaware of the nature of the offense or that it was a bad crime."

In order to bring charges of rape in most Mexican states, the law requires that the girl prove that she is a virgin, and that the charge of statutory rape be dropped if the rapist wishes to marry his victim.

Of course, when discussing the issue of illegal immigration, this dirty little secret is never talked about by our politicians, nor is the impact that such an attitude towards the abuse of children could have on this nation by offering amnesty to millions of Mexican nationals.

The next time someone tells you that illegal immigration is a 'victimless crime,' remind them of the children whose lives will never be the same.

Until our politicians gain the courage to actually defend our border…Keep your children close!

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Deltona loosens residency restriction

Deltona takes steps to relax residency rule for sex offenders

By BOB KOSLOW Staff Writer

DELTONA -- Sex offenders and predators may find more legal places to live in Volusia County's largest city of more than 86,000 residents.

Elected leaders here Monday tentatively amended a city code by removing school bus stops as a measuring point from where certain convicted sexual offenders and designated predators cannot live.

"(Bus stops) change all the time, and enforcement is difficult," City Attorney George Trovato said Monday. "You have to research when an offender moved in and when a bus stop was created. (Offenders and predators) could be illegal one year and legal the next. It's just not enforceable."

State law prohibits convicted and registered sexual offenders and predators, whose victims were younger than 16 years old, from living within 1,000 feet of a school, day care center, park or playground. Deltona officials in May 2006, copying many other Florida cities and counties, extended the distance to 2,500 feet and added school bus stops to the list.

The commission unanimously approved eliminating the bus stops and scheduled a second hearing July 7.

About 99 registered sexual offenders and predators live in Deltona, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Web site.
The move was not enough for George Griffin, head of the Volusia/Flagler American Civil Liberties Union.

"The ordinance, when it was passed, created a wall around the city to the point that it might be unconstitutional," he told officials. "While the opening of more places to live is a step in the right direction, there is no proof that the residency restrictions make a city safer. It's time to relook at the entire ordinance."

Griffin suggested looking at anti-loitering laws to better control where offenders and predators hang out during the day.

"I am all for making the city livable for everyone, but we need to be very very careful," Commissioner Mike Carmolingo said. "There are too many young families out there."

Resident and registered sex offender Richardo Maldonado pleaded with the commission to eliminate its law.

"Even taking out bus stops, who is Deltona to decide to add on what the state says?" he said. "When is the harassment going to stop? I made a mistake and paid for it. Enough! Enough!"

Other changes to the city's sex offender ordinance take into account the ages of some victims and defendants -- known as Romeo and Juliet cases -- and the intent not to jail violators.

Under the changes, which must pass the second public hearing, residency restrictions would not apply to offenders and predators if the case involved consensual sexual conduct when the defendant was not more than four years older than the "victim" and the "victim" was older than 14 and younger than 17.

Registered sex offenders and predators with a clean record for at least 10 years since the initial conviction also are exempt from the city code. All state distance laws still apply.

The possibility of jail time for those found in violation of the city law was also removed. Penalties shall be a fine not to exceed $500 a day.

"It was never the intent to send them to jail, only to get them to move," Trovato said. "So, why have it if you are not going to enforce it?"
The changes to provide more places to live could make the city's law less likely to be challenged and overturned as unconstitutional, supporters said.
What they will not do is impact the city's current Circuit Court case involving three defendants charged with violating the city's distance law and refusing to move. A Circuit Court judge ordered the city to pay for the defendants' legal costs and a three-judge panel is reviewing a city appeal.

There are more than 10 additional known cases, Trovato said.