Saturday, January 10, 2009

Wanted Predator

January 08, 2009

Supervisor Deputy U.S. Marshal Steve Jurman

San Diego Fugitive Task Force (619) 557-7111;

Public Affairs Officer Toni M. Wheetley (619) 571-2498;

USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065


WASHINGTON – U.S. Marshals in Southern California are more determined than ever to bring Frederick McLean to justice. McLean, an alleged sexual predator, is on the run and U.S. Marshals believe his crimes are so heinous they earned him a spot on the Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted fugitive list in 2006.
“This fugitive has evaded capture for nearly three years, but he needs to know that we will never cease our efforts of hunting him down,” said George W. Venables, United States Marshal for the Southern District of California. “We are absolutely resolute in our commitment to bringing in Frederick McLean to face the charges brought against him.”
The San Diego Fugitive Task Force recently executed a search warrant and obtained new leads and updated photos on Frederick McLean.
Fugitive Frederick McLean, 57, is wanted on multiple counts of sexual assault on a child, but according to Supervisor Deputy U.S. Marshal Steve Jurman of the San Diego Fugitive Task Force, “multiple counts” is an understatement. Jurman explained, one alleged victim, now an adult, reported McLean assaulted her more than 100 times, starting when she was five and ending about seven years later.
“We believe McLean’s abusive acts against young victims span over a 20-year period, and are likely to continue until he is caught,” Jurman said. “It is imperative that predators like this be taken off the streets. Public assistance is one of law enforcements greatest assets and is essential to locating McLean.”
An arrest warrant was issued January 20, 2005, for McLean, but authorities believe he sensed his days of freedom were numbered almost six months prior.
In May 2004, family members confronted McLean regarding a young female victim’s allegations of molestation. McLean admitted they were true, and the victim’s family decided to call Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. After the confrontation, McLean’s wife and children left him.
He began liquidating financial assets and he signed divorce papers. In September 2004, McLean’s father-in-law woke up one morning to find McLean’s truck in his driveway. Inside the truck were McLean’s cell phone, letters for the family, and instructions on how to sell the vehicle. It was evident from his actions that he believed criminal charges against him were looming.
“Honoring the victims by arresting violent fugitives like McLean and making our streets safer is the main concern of the U.S. Marshals,” said Marshal Venables.
McLean is a 57-year-old white male who weighs 170 pounds and is 5 feet, 11 inches tall. He has brown/gray hair and hazel eyes. He is an auto mechanic by trade and once owned a race-car restoration business, specializing in racing cars from the 1960s and 1970s.
McLean is also an experienced outdoorsman and may frequent camping areas. McLean’s character traits include: being financially frugal, meticulous, organized, and probably pays by cash.
Investigators believe McLean may have assumed a new identity and could be using an alias name.
Authorities caution citizens to consider McLean armed and dangerous, and possibly suicidal.
There is a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of McLean, and all inquiries remain confidential.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact their nearest U.S. Marshals Service office, or call the Marshals’ 24-hour phone line at 1-800-336-0102.
U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization. Fugitive Task Forces lead by the U.S. Marshals capture thousands of fugitives each year. For more information on the U.S. Marshals and 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Frederick McLean, go to

Baby raper gets 110 yrs!

Springdale man faces life in prison after child porn conviction

Aug 28, 2008 07:28 PM EDT

Joseph Michael Rector

SPRINGDALE - A 56-year-old Springdale man could be sentenced to life in prison on child porn charges after a federal judge convicted him of six counts of receiving, posessing, and distributing child pornography.

Joseph Michael Rector, owner of Arkansas Home Elevators, was set for a jury trial, but asked the judge to decide his fate, instead. Nearly 200-thousand pictures and 2-thousand videos of sex acts with children ranging from infants to 6-year-olds were found by the FBI in his possession.

Asst. U.S. Attorney Kyra Jenner said, "In Scott Ledford's investigation the children in Mr. Rector's collection were as young as infants."

56-year-old Joseph Michael Rector kept an external hard drive full of child porn pictures and videos hidden in his bathroom.

Jenner said, "...when he was not using it he had that kick place floor-molding nailed shut over it, so if you walked into the bathroom as a casual observer you would have no reason to think that there was contraband evidence on an external hard drive hidden in that bathroom."

Neighbors say they rarely saw him and never knew they lived in a neighborhood with that kind of person.

Jenner said, "194,000 still images just individual photos and the other was over 2,000 videos."

Among the thousands of pictures and videos in evidence-what was referred to by prosecutors as his prized possession-an encrypted DVD of Rector molesting a 6-year-old girl. During the trial Jenner told the judge she wouldn't even tell him the name he'd given the video-as the language was too degrading, offensive, and horrifying.

Jenner said, " would almost be significant enough that a juror might ask for psychological counseling as a result of having to see these images because they are so horrifying."

Rector was not tried in Arkansas for producing child porn[performing the actual sex acts with the children on video or in pictures]since he allegedly did that in the state of Oklahoma.

Jenner said, "He could be charged and will be charged in Oklahoma for the production of the pictures."

The FBI has reportedly called this case it's biggest child porn bust in Arkansas. Rector backed out of an earlier plea agreement for a 30-year maximum sentence-now he's facing up to life in prison for these six counts of child porn. His sentencing date likely won't be set for several months.

Springdale Man Sentenced To 110 Years On Child Porn Charge
POSTED: 3:50 pm CST January 9, 2009
UPDATED: 4:13 pm CST January 9, 2009

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Joseph Michael Rector, 57, of Springdale, was sentenced Friday on charges of producing child pornography, said Deborah Groom, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. Rector appeared in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville where Chief U.S. District Judge Jimm Larry Hendren sentenced him to 1,320 months (110 years) in prison. Rector was also ordered to pay a $50,000 fine and will be on court-ordered supervision for life if he is released from prison.

Rector was convicted on a six count indictment after a trial to the Court on Aug. 27, 2008. The charges centered around an investigation conducted by the FBI when it received information that Rector had shown photographs on his computer that he had taken of a minor female posed in a sexually explicit manner, Groom said.

Police searched Rector’s residence in Springdale, where they found encrypted computer files containing images of a girl younger than the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct, Groom said.

Immigration officer busted for having sex with 11 yr old and photographing the acts

ICE officer indicted on child-porn charge
By Maria Sacchetti
Globe Staff / January 10, 2009

A federal immigration officer was arrested yesterday for allegedly having sex with an 11-year-old child, and photographing the acts, while on official business in Brazil.

Michael Clifford, a 44-year-old immigration agent from Hull, was indicted by a grand jury on a child-pornography charge and ordered held without bail pending a hearing Tuesday. If convicted, he faces 15 to 30 years in prison, plus a fine of up to $250,000.

A woman at Clifford's house in Hull declined to comment.

Clifford, who escorted deported immigrants to their homelands, allegedly picked up the child late at night in March at an outdoor café in Rio de Janeiro, according to the US Attorney's office in Boston. He allegedly returned to his hotel, had sex with the child, and photographed the child involved in sexual acts.

The hotel's security camera showed Clifford entering the hotel with the child late at night and then sending the child out of the hotel the next morning, the US Attorney's office said. The photographs were seized at his home in June. Yesterday, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a statement saying that Clifford was placed on leave after the agency received a complaint last year, and is now suspended without pay. He has worked for the US government for more than 15 years, said spokeswoman Paula Grenier.

The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of Professional Responsibility in New England are investigating.

Clifford's arrest follows two recent immigration-related investigations in New England.

Last month, Lorraine Henderson, Massachusetts' top federal border official in charge of stemming drug smuggling and illegal immigration, was arrested on charges that she hired illegal immigrants to clean her Salem condominium.

This week, seven workers at the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, R.I., were punished in connection with the death of a 34-year-old Chinese immigrant, Hiu Lui Ng, who was held there for 25 days until he died in August of cancer. The facility denied that the actions resulted in his death, but said the employees were disciplined for failing to follow unspecified policies and procedures. US Immigration and Customs has withdrawn all 153 immigrant detainees from the facility and is investigating the death.

Another blonde teacher having sex with a child

South Shore teacher accused of statutory rape

January 9, 2009 01:50 PM
By John R. Ellement and Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff

BROCKTON -- Police described an Abington elementary school teacher today as an obsessive predator who allegedly seduced a 13-year-old boy and carried on a sexual relationship that lasted for 18 months.

Christine A. McCallum, 29, had become like a surrogate mother to the teen, who was being raised by a single father, prosecutors said today. That relationship allegedly progressed to snuggling and kissing after McCallum plied the boy with alcohol. Then on Feb. 7, 2006, she allegedly had sex with the teen for the first time, said Assistant Plymouth District Attorney Michael Scott.

The boy, who is now 16, told police that over the next 18 months he and McCallum had intercourse every other day for a total of "approximately 300 times," according to a police report filed today in Brockton District Court. She gave him a cell phone so they could communicate, authorities said, and wrote him a series of letters that while not overtly sexual depicted an obsessive woman in the throes of an intimate relationship with a teenager.

"We truly believe that this person was a predator," said Chief David Majenski of the Abington Police Department, speaking at a press conference. "I would hope there are no other victims, but I certainly wouldn't rule it out."

McCallum has been charged with seven counts of statutory rape stemming from seven alleged sexual encounters that investigators said they were able to document. She appeared in Brockton District Court today with her husband of five years, Scott, at her side and pleaded not guilty to the three counts that allegedly occurred at the teen's home in Abington.

McCallum was released on personal recognizance, outfitted with a GPS monitoring device, and ordered to report this afternoon to Hingham District Court, where she was arraigned on the remaining charges. The other four counts of statutory rape allegedly occurred in Rockland, where McCallum lives.

"These are very disturbing allegations, especially when they involve someone who is in a position of public trust within a school," Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said after the brief hearing. "I'm concerned about the victim in this case, I'm concerned about a 13-year-old child because that's what you are when you are 13 -- you are a child."

Defense attorney Frederick McDermott disputed the prosecution's facts and said there was no evidence that his client ever had sex with the teen. McCallum had become like a surrogate mother to the boy, McDermott said, and the relationship never progressed past that point.

McCallum holds a master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts, her lawyer said. On her Facebook page, the native of Coventry, RI, says she earned her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in 2002. McCallum is a 1997 graduate of Coventry High School, said her Facebook page. Her husband is a 1994 graduate of the same school.
McCallum began working for the Abington School District as a tutor and paraprofessional during the 2006 academic year, according to Abington Schools Superintendent Peter G. Schafer.

McCallum was fired on Thursday from her current position as a fifth grade teacher at Woodsdale Elementary School, according to Schafer, who would not discuss the details. The allegations are "of great concern and we will be fully cooperating with authorities in their investigation," Schafer said in a telephone interview. "We do everything humanly possible to create the safest environment for the children."

McCallum met the alleged victim at the Abington Public Library when she began tutoring his younger brother through the school district, prosecutors said today. The alleged victim was never one of McCallum's students.

In the letters that McCallum allegedly wrote to the victim, she pledged her love for him and urged him to keep their relationship secret, according to Assistant Plymouth District Attorney Michael Scott, who read excepts aloud today at her arraignment.

"There's no question I will choose you over this job," McCallum wrote of her teaching position. "That's a very easy decision."

In a message sent to the boy from her MySpace page, McCallum wrote: "It's hard to be in love with you and set boundaries for you. It's hard to kiss you and tell you no."

The boy's father discovered the letters in 2006 and was disturbed but did not think that McCallum and her son had a sexual relationship, according to Chief John Llewellyn of the Rockland Police Department.

"He couldn't comprehend that this person was a predator," Llewellyn said.
The defense, however, disputed that the letters included any evidence of a sexual relationship between McCallum and the boy. McDermott said the letters showed only that she had served as a surrogate mother, a relationship that ended in July 2007. McCallum caught the boy stealing liquor from her home, McDermott said, and when she tried to impose boundaries, they stopped talking.

Recently one of the teen's friends told his mother about the alleged sexual relationship. That mother told the teen's father, who went to police. McCallum was arrested on Thursday.

Edwin Toomey, 12, attended the Center Elementary School in Abington when McCallum worked there.

"I thought she was awesome" Tooney said, who was interviewed with his father's permission. "She was cool, she wasn't like other teachers ... she was kind of, like, young ... she was very pretty."

His father, Robert Toomey, said he also knew McCallum through the school. "She was professional. She had a solid reputation as far as I'm concerned," Robert Toomey said.