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Click, A FELLOW JEHOVAH'S WITNESS STOLE MY IDENTITY, to read a longer story posted on its own dedicated webpage about an age 30s 3G Jehovah's Witness sexual predator who stole and used the identity of a younger JW Teenager from the predator's former congregation in order to assist the predator's efforts to seduce worldly teenaged girls in an adjacent county.
In 2013, a reader emailed us with details of an enlightening encounter that he had had with two older female JWs who came knocking at his door back in Summer 2012. The two JW females' literature presentation was the same decades-old, tired "we obviously are living in the 'last days' because ... ." After enumerating a laundry list of 2012 "evils", the Householder was finally allowed to respond -- but his response was not what the two older female JWs were expecting. Although the two female JWs had yet to identify themselves as Jehovah's Witnesses, the householder replied that, "Yes, times are bad, and some people are very evil." Householder continued that he had just recently read a newspaper article about how the WatchTower religion had just recently lost a major child molestation lawsuit out in California. Finally identifying themselves as Jehovah's Witnesses, the JW Female Duo declared that they had heard no such "news" -- thus it could not possibly be true, or they would know about such. Householder related that the "news" had been "all over the internet" only a few weeks previous. "How could both of you have missed it? Haven't any of your friends mentioned it to you" A big smile came over both JWs' faces. The two older JW females asserted that just about everything "on the internet" about Jehovah's Witnesses was all LIES. If Householder wanted to know "the truth" about JWs, then the WatchTower Society's website was the only reliable source. Householder then related that while caution should be exercised about any info found on the internet, that for the most part, he considered the internet to not only be a highly reliable source of accurate info, but to be both an invaluable and indispensable source of information to all of modern society. The two older JW females again reiterated that just about everything on the internet about Jehovah's Witnesses was LIES. Householder then asked to "what lies" were they referring. The JW Female Duo repeated, "Everything". Householder noticed that the two JWs had become especially nervous, so he continued his train of thought. "Give me some examples." The two JWs ignored the request, and even more nervously attempted to change the subject. Householder did not back down. "Surely after what you both just claimed, one of you can give me one example of a LIE on the internet about your religion, so that I can look it up after you leave and check it out for myself." After pressing the request another time or two without either JW providing even one example, the main JW female speaker finally exploded angrily, "I don't even own a computer. I've never used the internet." The second JW female sheepishly admitted the same before both JW females crawled off the property with their tails between their legs.
NEW JERSEY v. UNIDENTIFIED JEHOVAH'S WITNESS OLDER BROTHER is an ongoing 2017-23 NJ criminal prosecution involving a JW Family who lived in New Brunswick, New Jersey, from 2004 until 2014. For approximately ten years, the alleged victims -- three unidentified younger sisters -- lived with the defendant -- an older brother -- in various two-bedroom residences in New Brunswick, NJ. The victims lived with their mother in one room, the defendant occupied the second room with his wife and son, and the two families shared the common areas. This arrangement ended in May 2014, when the victims and their mother moved to Pennsylvania. The three victims did not disclose the alleged sexual abuse until 2017, when they confided in each other, and one month later, their mother.
New Brunswick police interviewed all three girls. Sydney was eleven years old at the time of the interview. Although she was unable to provide specific dates, Sydney described multiple instances of sexual abuse, the last of which occurred when she was in second grade. Sydney specifically recounted occasions in which defendant ran his hands over her body, including over her undergarments, put his face into her genitals, penetrated her vaginally, kissed her on the lips, and forced her hand onto his genitals. According to Sydney, much of the abuse occurred when she was either home alone with defendant or isolated from the residence's other occupants.
Betty, who was thirteen years old at the time of the interview, was similarly unable to provide specific dates or recount when the abuse first began but nevertheless described multiple instances of sexual abuse, the last of which occurred when she was in fourth grade. Betty specifically recalled defendant taking her to his room, directing her to take off her clothes, forcing her onto the bed, attempting to kiss her against her will, exposing himself to her, and ignoring her demands to stop. She stated this happened on multiple occasions and while the other adults were out of the house. Betty also described one instance in which defendant pulled down her pants and rubbed his genitals against hers. According to Betty, defendant told her never to tell her mom about the abuse.
According to Karen, who was seventeen years old at the time of the interview, defendant often forced himself into her room, carried her to his room, and had vaginal and anal sex with her when her mother and defendant's wife left the residence. She claimed defendant abused her for the first time when she was five or six years old. On that occasion, she was alone with defendant in his room when he pulled off her pants and penetrated her vaginally.
Karen also described an incident when she was in third or fourth grade in which defendant isolated her from her sisters, took her to an empty room in the house, penetrated her vaginally, and licked her genitals. Additionally, she recounted defendant touching her inappropriately when he found her alone in the house, including digitally penetrating her vagina, and claimed this happened on multiple occasions.
Karen also recalled an incident when their house lost power during Hurricane Irene and defendant rubbed his hands over her body and kissed her chest while other people were in the same room because nobody could see them in the dark. Karen initially claimed the last time defendant abused her was when she was twelve or thirteen years old, but later indicated the abuse continued until they moved.
Each of the three girls described the circumstances surrounding their belated disclosure. After an unrelated argument with their mother, Betty divulged to Sydney and Karen that defendant had abused her. Both Sydney and Karen also disclosed defendant's abuse, but the girls agreed not to confide in their mother because they were worried about her mental health, specifically her depression.
Approximately one month later, during a study session, which they regularly participated in as Jehovah's Witnesses, Betty asked their mother several questions about the process for paying a lawyer and pressing charges against someone. Later that night, according to Betty, she "couldn't hold it back anymore" and approached Karen and Sydney about disclosing defendant's abuse to their mother. After the girls confided in their mother, she alerted their local police and then New Brunswick police.
PENNSYLVANIA v. ROBERT B. OSTRANDER. Robert B. Ostrander, age 57, of New Windsor, New York, has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors, with regard to the alleged sexual assaults of his step-daughter and her one-year-younger best friend in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, from 2004 to 2006, when the two girls were 13 to 16 years old. Robert Ostrander allegedly used relationships that he and his family had formed within their local Ebensburg, PA Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses to gain access to the non-relative victim, who repeatedly spent the night with Ostrander's older step-daughter. In addition to sexually groping the step-daughter in private, Ostrander used wrestling and horseplay as an excuse to grope both girls when together. Ostrander allegedly once attempted to pull down the visitor's swimsuit in the family's pool. Ostrander is free on bail posted by his wife Kelly Ann Ostrander.
PENNSYLVANIA v. ERIC E. ELEAM was a 2022 child molestation prosecution. Eric Eleam, age 61, of Pittsburgh, PA, sexually assaulted in every way possible one of his daughters "hundreds of times" between 1992 and 1997, when she was between the ages of 12 and 17. Eric Eleam was a monster who regularly beat all his children anytime they disobeyed his multitude of rules designed to keep them away from outsiders and the world. As with many incestuous Jehovah's Witness families, the Eleam children were homeschooled. At some unknown point in time, the daughter reported Eleam to their BOE, which formed a judicial committee to investigate the matter. Even though Eleam confessed, it is unclear what the JC did to Eleam, or whether they reported Eleam to the authorities. "Someone" finally reported Eleam around 2019, and he submitted to at least one police interview in his home. When arresting officers finally arrived at his apartment in October 2022, Eric Eleam retreated into his bathroom and committed suicide.
KUTZTOWN KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
BERKS COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA CHILD ABUSE SCANDAL
PENNSYLVANIA v. JESSE JOHN HILL is an ongoing 2021-22 child molestation prosecution. In 2019, a Pennsylvania Grand Jury learned of acts of child sexual abuse and exploitation committed by Jesse John Hill (DOB:1970) upon BOYS he groomed within the Jehovah's Witnesses community. It was determined that Jesse Hill sexually molested at least nine (9) minors living in Kutztown, Hamburg, Reading, and nearby areas, including two victims against whom he perpetrated felony sex acts. The Grand Jury found that Jesse Hill used alcohol, pornography, and his JW Family's prominent name within the Jehovah's Witnesses community to prey on vulnerable children. Jesse Hill made statements admitting many of these crimes. Outcome pending.
Jesse J. Hill, currently of Douglas, Georgia, previously was associated with multiple Jehovah's Witnesses congregations in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and was a member of the Kutztown Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Jesse Hill's family were prominent members of the Kutztown Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses -- largely because they owned and operated John M. Hill Machine Company Inc., located in Hamburg, PA, where a number of Jehovah's Witnesses leaders and members were employed. Additionally, the Grand Jury learned that Hill's prominent family would often host Jehovah's Witnesses "get-togethers" on a large piece of acreage that they owned in Berks County, which had recreational areas as well as portions of the JHM Machine Company family business.
For these financial and other reasons, Jesse Hill was able to build a rapport with most Jehovah's Witnessses in Berks County. Ultimately, Jesse Hill gained the trust of several JW Parents, and was permitted extensive access to juvenile males. This included taking unsupervised daily trips with male juveniles to area movie theaters and malls, to the JMH Machine Company property, and to Hill's own residence.
The Grand Jury determined that Jesse Hill plied these children with alcohol, marijuana, and pornographic material. He regularly provided gifts to the juveniles in the form of candy, treats, small tokens, access to "R" rated movies, and other amenities that his victims could not easily obtain on their own.
The Grand Jury heard testimony from CD (DOB: 1981), who testified that in the 1990s, he and his JW Family were members of the Kutztown Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, and, as a result, came to know Jesse Hill. CD disclosed that Hill repeatedly fondled his genitals on approximately 15 occasions from the time that CD was 11 years old until he was 17 years of age, in 1998. This included touching over clothing as well as skin-to-skin contact. Hill exposed his own genitals to CD and masturbated in his presence. Jesse Hill also performed oral sex on CD. These incidents occurred at various locations within Berks County, including the JMH Machine Company property, Hill's former residence in Hamburg, in area movie theaters, and, in Hill's private vehicle while traveling in Berks County.
The Grand Jury also heard testimony from BTL (DOB: 1987), who explained that in the 1990s, he and his JW Family were members of the Reading North Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. BTL had frequent contact with Hill between 1996 and 1998, when BTL was nine to 11 years old. During that time, Hill regularly fondled BTL's genitals with his hands. This included touching over clothing as well as skin-to-skin contact. Hill showed pornographic material to BTL and exposed his penis to BTL. Additionally, Hill performed oral sex on BTL and forced BTL to perform oral sex on him. These incidents occurred at various locations within Berks County, including the JMH Machine Company property, Hill's former residence, in area movie theaters, and in Hill's private vehicle while traveling in Berks County.
The Grand Jury identified additional victims of Hill's abuse. These cases, while not prosecutable due to the expiration of the statute of limitations, further served to corroborate the other evidence. CBF told the Grand Jury that in the 1990s, he and his JW Family were members of the Kutztown Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. CBF had frequent contact with Hill. CBF disclosed that between 1992 and 1998, Hill molested him on more than 150 occasions. Hill inserted his hand into CBF's pants and also groped him on top of his clothing. These incidents occurred at various locations within Berks County, including the Kutztown Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, a cabin located on the JMH Machine Company property, CBF's residence, and, in Hill's private vehicle while traveling in Berks County.
TF testified that he and his JW Family came into regular contact with Hill in 1990 as fellow members of the Kutztown Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. He recalled that on two separate occasions, Hill fondled TF's genitals with his hands over TF's clothes. Both of these incidents occurred at the Kutztown Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
KAM testified that he aud his JW Family were members of the Reading South Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, in Berks County. As a result, KAM had frequent contact with Jesse Hill between 1994 aud 1998, KAM disclosed that he had been groped by Hill, both over clothing as well as with skin-to-skin contact. Hill showed KAM pornographic material and provided him with alcohol. These incidents occurred at various locations within Berks County including the JMH Machine Company property, and in an area movie theater.
KAM described a particular incident that occurred when he and numerous other male juveniles were engaged in a "sleepover" at the JMH Machine Company property. Jesse Hill provided alcohol to the children during this sleepover. After falling asleep, KAM awoke to find Hill actively fondling KAM's genitals. KAM immediately fled from Hill and locked himself in a bathroom.
The Grand Jury heard similar testimony from numerous additional "witnesses", including JP, NJF, TD, SF and BF. Jesse Hill gained access to the BOYS throughout the 1990's through local Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses. Hill would invite them to his residence, the JMH Machine Company property, to movies, or, would ride around with them in his car. On these occasions he would grope their genitals under their clothes, on top of their clothes, or both.
Did you notice that the molestations stopped in 1998? That was because that was when Jesse Hill was reported to the BOE at his local congregation. Reportedly, Jesse Hill admitted to sexually molesting nine boys. Hill thereafter was labeled as a "known child molester", and disfellowshipped. But, guess what the BOE failed to do? Instead, Jesse Hill was "unanimously" reinstated in 2011. Typically, until his arrest in October 2022, Jesse John Hill had no criminal record.
At the latest "meal", this observer thought that they may have caught a whiff or two of "home cookin'". All of the basic ingredients are certainly in place.
PENNSYLVANIA v. JOSE ANTONIO SERRANO (1993) and PENNSYLVANIA v. JOSE ANTONIO SERRANO (2022-23). Jose A. Serrano molested at least six girls, including his daughter, by using their common faith as Jehovah's Witnesses. Jose Serrano even testified to the grand jury that he "may have" sexually assaulted his other daughters, but they would not testify against him.
In 1993, Jose Antonio Serrano, then age 39, pleaded guilty to two counts of the indecent assault of two girls -- age 13 and age 15, in Lancaster, PA, in 1992. Jose Serrano was placed on probation for five years, and ordered to pay the two girls' medical and counseling costs, and was required to attend a sex offenders program.
In 2022, Jose A. Serrano, age 69, was charged with one count each of aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, and endangering the welfare of children, relating to his daughter. The daughter told the grand jury that she lived an "abnormal, isolated childhood", and was homeschooled. She said her father told her, "In the Bible, you have to obey your parents. And we are your parents and therefore you have to listen to us and whatever we do." She testified that her father sexually assaulted her as early as 1993, when she was only three years old, and that the abuse continued for years. She further related that her father refused to allow her to be seen by a gynecologist, or even a family doctor for her chronic rectal problems.
Serrano's adult married daughter finally report him to Lancaster police in May 2016, but nothing was done until the Penn AG investigation in 2022. Although the crimes against Serrano's daughter were committed decades ago when she was a child, the current charges are permitted by exceptions written into the statute of limitations.
Jise Serrano confirmed that "his wife would warn their daughter to keep her door locked at night. He stated that this aided him in controlling his urges. Serrano testified that his deviant impulses are lifelong, that he struggles to contain them, and that he must avoid tempting situations."
Besides Jose Serrano's daughter, two other women testified that Serrano assaulted them years ago. A former babysitter testified that Seranno would grope her as she slept, and escalated his behavior to forcible rape. She testified that "despite the years that have passed, she still lives in fear of Serrano to this day." Another female victim testified that in the 1980s, when she was 13, Jose Serrano, age 30s, regularly "stalked her", and subjected her to a "barrage of unwanted touching and kissing." Although those accusations can't be prosecuted because of statute of limitation expirations, they demonstrate "a common plan, scheme or design, that corroborates other evidence presented to the grand jury."
NEBRASKA v. GAVIN ROBERT CROWL was a 2015 Nebraska third degree sexual assault of a child conviction. Gavin R. Crowl was convicted of groping the 10-11 year-old daughter of one of the families in his Lincoln, Nebraska Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, in 2011, when Gavin Crowl was 19 years-old. Local media reported that Gavin Crowl allegedly had given the girl a "massage" during which he had touched her breasts, and had kissed her. Gavin Crowl reportedly also allegedly had previously begun kissing the girl -- possibly when she was as young as only 8 years-old. Media reports also alleged that Crowl had taken pictures of the young girl while she slept, and had given her presents, and even had asked her to marry him after she grew up. Prosecuters labeled all of this as "persistant predation" and "classic, textbook grooming". (Non-JW readers should be aware that the JW community has gradually embraced May-December female-male marriages since the WatchTower Cult's failed prediction for Armageddon to occur in 1975. Often, the male beneficiary of this quietly held practice is one of the widowed Elders, Ministerial Servants, or their relatives.)
Gavin Crowl is the son of JW Elder Gary Crowl and Renita Crowl, of Lincoln, Nebraska. The Elders at Lincoln's Belmont Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses had informally investigated these allegations in 2013, but did NOT report the allegations to local authorities, nor did they form a Judicial Committee to more fully consider the crime. Renita Crowl and other members of the Belmont Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses spoke favorably at Gavin Crowl's sentencing hearing -- so favorably that Judge Robert Otte sentenced Crowl to only 72 hours of "field service", and three years' PROBATION. The conviction was affirmed by the Nebraska Court of Appeals in 2019. Since his 2014 arrest, IT Professional Gavin Crowl has experienced additional legal problems, including attending J6.
WASHINGTON v. BRUCE ALAN DEINES was a 2017-18 Kings County, Washington state criminal court conviction for First Degree Rape of a Child -- reportedly the repeated sexual assault of a female family member from the time that she was 5/6 years-old until she was ten. Bruce A. Deines, then age 67, currently is incarcerated in state prison. Takako Deines annulled marriage in 2017. Jehovah's Witness Bruce Deines typically owned a janitorial business.
SOUTH DAKOTA v. MORRIS WAYNE HANSON was a 2011 South Dakota SERIAL CHILD MOLESTATION prosecution. Morris W. Hanson is currently serving 38.5 years in state prison after agreeing to plead GUILTY to only one count of first degree rape in Milbank, South Dakota, in 2011, when he was age 57. Ineligible for parole until 2040. Morris Hanson originally had been charged with sexually molesting and raping three Milbank SD children under the age of 13, between 2008 and 2010.
Morris Hanson is the brother of Brent Hanson who is a former WATCHTOWER BETHELITE who was kicked out of WATCHTOWER FARMS in the 1980s due to deviant sexual conduct, and who MURDERED his JW Brother and SIL in December 2021.
A niece of Brent Hanson has publicly accused Brent Hanson of sexually molesting her when she was a child. That niece also has alleged that other Hanson family members are aware of this problem within the family, but have refused to cooperate with her efforts to have this large extended family of Jehovah's Witnesses (8 siblings) fully investigated by South Dakota authorities.
DIANE BRANDON v. FAIRPORT NEW YORK CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ET AL was a confidentially settled 2021-23 New York civil court case. The following are edited excerpts from Plaintiff's Complaint (allegations denied entirely by defendants):
PLAINTIFF was a congregant at defendant CONGREGATION as a child. ... In connection with his responsibilities as a ministerial servant and elder, at CONGREGATION, [ELMOR] SNYDER had regular and frequent contact with children who attended the congregation. ... SNYDER sexually abused other children prior to [and during] the abuse of PLAINTIFF. WATCHTOWER, CONGREGATION, and GOVERNING BODY concealed from plaintiff and her parents their knowledge of SNYDER's sexually abusive behavior.
[ELMOR] SNYDER abused PLAINTIFF over the course of approximately one year from approximately 1972 until 1973. SNYDER's abuse of PLAINTIFF commenced when she was approximately fourteen years of age and continued until she was approximately fifteen years of age.
The sexual abuse of PLAINTIFF by [ELMOR] SNYDER occurred at different locations, including in SNYDER's vehicle, and at SNYDER's home, into which SNYDER brought PLAINTIFF by virtue of his role as a ministerial servant and elder of the Defendants.
[ELMOR] SNYDER's sexual abuse of PLAINTIFF included SNYDER performing oral sex on PLAINTIFF, SNYDER forcing PLAINTIFF to perform oral sex on SNYDER, SNYDER vaginally raping PLAINTIFF, SNYDER digitally penetrating PLAINTIFF's vagina, SNYDER sexually kissing PLAINTIFF, and SNYDER fondling PLAINTIFF's genitals.
PLAINTIFF reported the sexual abuse to the elders when she was trying to get married around age 18 because she had to explain why she was not a virgin. .. there was no investigation regarding the sexual abuse.
LAURIE WADSWORTH v. FAIRPORT NEW YORK CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ET AL was a confidentially settled 2021-23 New York civil court case. The following are edited excerpts from Plaintiff's Complaint (allegations denied entirely by defendants):
[ELMORE] SNYDER used his positions as an elder and ministerial servant to gain access to WADSWORTH and used that access to molest her. SNYDER molested several minors over the course of approximately three years from approximately 1970 to 1973.
[ELMORE] SNYDER'S abuse of WADSWORTH commenced when she was approximately eleven years of age and continued until she was approximately fourteen years of age approximately from 1970 through approximately 1973. The sexual abuse of WADSWORTH by SNYDER occurred at different locations, including at a Jehovah's Witness Convention in Rochester, New York, in SNYDER's vehicle, various jobsites in New York, and at SNYDER's home, which SNYDER gained access to WADSWORTH by virtue of his role as a ministerial servant and elder of the Defendants.
[ELMORE] SNYDER'S sexual abuse of WADSWORTH included SNYDER performing oral sex on WADSWORTH, SNYDER forcing WADSWORTH to perform oral sex on SNYDER, SNYDER vaginally raping WADSWORTH, SNYDER digitally penetrating WADSWORTH'S vagina, SNYDER masturbating in front of WADSWORTH, SNYDER forcing WADSWORTH to masturbate SNYDER, and SNYDER fondling WADSWORTH'S genitals. ...
CONGREGATION, WATCHTOWER, GOVERNING BODY, ... did nothing to remove SNYDER from his appointed positions as a ministerial servant or elder. ... CONGREGATION, WATCHTOWER, GOVERNING BODY, ... provided no warning to members of CONGREGATION whose children were at risk, including WADSWORTH and her family
NEW JERSEY v. JONATHAN HUTCHINSON was a 2005-11 New Jersey criminal court case. Following a mistrial, defendant Jonathan Hutchinson (DOB:1971) was convicted of three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Hutchinson was sentenced to five years in prison, but was paroled in 2010, after just three years.
In 2001, the victim's mother (and possibly Hutchinson's relative), TD, lived in 29-30 year-old Jonathan Hutchinson's house, along with TD's boyfriend, and her two daughters and son. TD worked the night shift, so Hutchinson would awaken the children for school and give them breakfast, whenever he worked the day shift.
In January 2001, the oldest daughter awoke to find Jonathan Hutchinson in her bed with his finger inside her vagina. She immediately told him to stop and threatened to tell her mother. Two or three months later, the oldest daughter awoke to again find Jonathan Hutchinson in her bed. Later that same night, the oldest daughter awoke to find Jonathan Hutchinson touching her vagina with his penis. Hutchinson proposed vaginal intercourse, which she refused. Oldest daughter did not tell anyone about these incidents, because she was scared, and afraid that telling would keep her from being able to go out in "field service" as a Jehovah's Witness that next day.
Around November 2001, the oldest daughter awoke to find Jonathan Hutchinson again in her bed. His penis was touching her, and he was touching her chest. Again, she threatened to tell her mother, but "he just kept apologizing like the other times" and "seemed very scared."
Oldest daughter testified at trial that there were other times when Jonathan Hutchinson would get in bed with her, and touch her, but she could not recall when or what had transpired, and she admittedly never told anyone about them, because she was "too scared" to tell anyone.
In 2001, oldest daughter told her mother about Hutchinson's assaults sometime between the first and last incidents. TD immediately took her children to her sister's house and returned to confront Hutchinson. They talked for a "few hours", and Hutchinson said that he was sorry, was sick, and needed help. TD did not contact the police. She returned to Hutchinson's house with the children that same day.
Thereafter, Jonathan Hutchinson continued to care for the children as before. However, in March 2002, oldest daughetr told her mother that Jonathan Hutchinson was "touching" her again. TD immediately took her children and moved in with her JW aunt and uncle. On March 22, 2002, TD finally reported the molestations to the local police.
A Cumberland County grand jury returned a fourteen count indictment charging Jonathan Hutchinson with: first-degree aggravated sexual assault, (count one); second-degree sexual assault, (count two); four counts of third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact, (counts three, six, nine, and twelve); four counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, (counts four, seven, ten, and thirteen); and four counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, (counts five, eight, eleven, and fourteen). Following the trial, the petit jury found defendant guilty on counts eight, eleven and fourteen. He was found not guilty on all remaining counts.
CALIFORNIA v. DEVAN GABRIEL ANTHONY WALSH was a 2014-15 California criminal court case. In January 2015, 26 year-old Devan Gabriel Walsh, of Yuba County, California, was convicted on multiple counts relating to the sexual assault of a then 14 year-old JEHOVAH'S WITNESS BOY. The unidentified Jehovah's Witness BOY first met Devan G. Walsh on the social media app "Grindr". JW BOY testified that he told Devan Walsh that he was 17 when they met in person at Edgewater Park. JW BOY supposedly later told Walsh that he was 16. JW BOY eventually turned himself in to his BOE, which DID NOT report the matter to the authorities. Instead, it was left to the choice of JW BOY's parents, who did report the matter. Devan Anthony Walsh MERELY was sentenced to three years probation, ordered to stay off social media, and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
TEXAS v. MARK ANDREW PASCOE was a 1994-97 Texas criminal prosecution. Mark A. Pascoe was charged with three counts of sexual assault, two counts of indecency by exposure, and two counts of indecency with a child. A jury found Mark Pascoe guilty on all counts, and sentenced him to prison for a total of 80 years with ten years probated. This conviction was affirmed by the Court of Appeals in 1997. Mark Andrew Pascoe (b1963) has been paroled to Kerr County, Texas.
Angela Cummings, Monika Cummings, and Robin Cummings lived with their JW Mother, Sandra Pascoe, and their JW Stepfather, Mark Andrew Pascoe, in Kerr County, Texas. The three girls' father, Robert Cummings, and stepmother, Sabrina Cummings, lived in Center, Colorado.
In March 1992, 17 year-old Tabitha Gibson spent the night at Angela's house, where Mark A. Pascoe molested and digitally penetrated her. The following morning Tabitha told Angela and Monika what had happened. Tabitha Gibson did not tell her JW Parents about Mark Pascoe until the next day. Tabitha Gibson's JW Parents did not call the police; instead they called one of the JW Elders. The Elder spoke with Pascoe but no action was taken because the WatchTower Cult requires there be two witnesses before any action can be taken. Tabitha Gibson reported Pascoe's crimes against her to the police in June 1994, after Angela Cummings ran away to Colorado.
The oldest step-daughter, Angela Cummings (b1977), testified that Mark Pascoe began to slip into her bedroom at night and molest her. Mark Pascoe eventually raped Angela Cummings. Angela also testified that she tried to tell her mother, Sandra Pascoe, what Mark Pascoe was doing, but her mother told her to "shutup ... [she] was trying to ruin the family."
Angela also testified that Mark Pascoe would play with himself while lying on the couch. She told her mother about this, "but she always took [Pascoe's] side." Tabitha Gibson testified she was also present during one couch incident, and saw that Mark Pascoe was on the couch "hanging out." Several of these incidents were witnessed by Angela's mother, sisters, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. During trial, however, all the family members who testified denied ever seeing Mark Pascoe commit any inappropriate acts.
Deputy John Lavender, who was investigating Angela Cummings's disappearance, testified that during the course of his investigation, he asked Mark Pascoe about his sexual assault of Tabitha Gibson. Mark Pascoe "acknowledged that the incident had occurred," but "he thought it was dead and gone because the church had taken care of it." Deputy Lavender informed Mark Pascoe "that the church had no authority to dismiss criminal activity."
CALIFORNIA v. JAMES LEON HENDERSON was the California criminal prosecution of a Jehovah's Witness ELDER and SERIAL PEDOPHILE, named James L. Henderson, then of Red Bluff, California. In October 1994, James Henderson, then age 58, was the RED BLUFF CITY OVERSEER and PRESIDING OVERSEER of one of the multiple Red Bluff Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses, when a JW Father accused Henderson of sexually assaulting his 15 year-old SON repeatedly during the previous three years. After an investigation by the BOE, James Henderson was deleted as an Elder, but merely "publicly reproved". The BOE had learned that in another Congregation in the 1970s, James Leon Henderson had been deleted and sanctioned for having sexually molested a young MALE there. Henderson also had been investigated in the 1980s at an even different Congregation for the same crimes, but no action had been taken.
JW Father reported James Leon Henderson to the Red Bluff police, who arrested James L. Henderson in December 1994. In 1995, James Leon Henderson pled guilty to three counts of sexual abuse in exchange for a mere 52 months prison sentence. Henderson was paroled in 1998, when Henderson relocated to another California city, and reportedly joined that Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Henderson is believed to have died in October 2020.
CALIFORNIA v. TRAMPAS MICHAEL OREY (2000) and CALIFORNIA v. TRAMPAS MICHAEL OREY (2002). Various appeals disclose that Trampas Orey was reared as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, and has maintained a relationship over the years. In 2000, Trampas M. Orey, age 24-25, was convicted on charges relating to the sexual assault of a child under the age of 18. That conviction resulted in Trampas Orey being placed onto California's sexual offender registry.
In July 2001, in Buena Park, California, Trampas Orey turned himself in after seeing video images of himself on TV news broadcasts identifying him as a suspect in the sexual molestation of twin 8-year-old girls. The video had been taken by a woman taping her daughter swimming in the pool of Nova La Palma Apartments on Valley View Street, where the twins were molested. Orey, who had been swimming with some children at the complex, could be seen in the background of the video.
Orey was alleged to have grabbed the twins by their wrists, dragged them inside their apartment, and molested them. The twin girls had met Orey at the pool. More than a dozen witnesses reported seeing a man playing with the children in the pool near the time of the incident. Nick Kelley, 17, a volunteer at the pool clubhouse, said he was suspicious of him. "He was swimming in his [blue and red plaid] boxers and touching the children," Kelley said. After the attack, the twins told a neighbor, who called police. The girls said the man grabbed them after they had refused his demand that they remove their clothing.
In 2002, Trampas Michael Orey was convicted on three charges relating to the described kidnapping and sexual assault of the two eight-year-old girls, including illegal entry into a dwelling. Since 2002, Trampas Michael Orey has been taxing the resources of California's judicial and penal systems, including being declared a Sexually Violent Predator.
CALIFORNIA v. JASON MORRIS GORSKI was the 2016-18 California criminal prosecution of a HOMOSEXUAL Jehovah's Witness SCHOOL TEACHER who was appointed as a congregation ELDER during the same 2007-08 time period during which he was carrying on a homosexual relationship with a 13 year-old boy who also was a member of that same Cypress California Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. This catastrophe evidences what "Evil Spirit" appoints the leadership of the WatchTower Cult.
Jason M. Gorski, then age 34, and his 13 year-old male victim had even more in common -- Southwestern Longview Private School, in Long Beach, California, which reportedly was owned/operated by local Jehovah's Witnesses primarily to serve local Jehovah's Witness families. Jason Gorski taught at the school for 4 years, and his victim was one of his students. Probably not coincidentally, the school was closed soon after this scandal became known.
Jason Morris Gorski was arrested in 2016, in South Carolina, where he had been living since 2010. In 2017, Gorski pled guilty to two counts of Lewd Acts with a Child Under 14, and in January 2018, he was sentenced to six years in prison.
ILLINOIS v. ERIC GREGORY MASSENBURG is an ongoing 2016-20 Illinois criminal court case involving a self-professed lifelong African-American Jehovah's Witness named Eric G. Massenburg, now age 48. Eric Massenburg reportedly is now housed in Winnebago County Jail, which he is suing for allegedly violating his constitutional rights by withholding certain publications of the WatchTower Society. Massenburg is charged with multiple counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. The alleged victims were a 8 year boy and a 10 year old girl -- both living at the same Rockford, Illinois address.
ILLINOIS v. AVERY EUGENE MASSENBURG was a 2016-17 Illinois criminal court case. Then age 19, this SON of Eric Massenburg was arrested in February 2016 at the same time as was his father. Son was convicted of two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual abuse, and was sentenced to 7 years in state prison.
INDIANA v. ERIC GREGORY MASSENBURG was a 2004-06 Indiana court case in which Eric Massenburg. then age 34, was arrested for repeatedly sneaking into a foster home and having sex with two mentally handicapped teenaged girls -- one age 14 and one age 17. Massenburg pled guilty to a single count of criminal confinement, and was given a 3 year SUSPENDED SENTENCE to be served on probation. Massenburg completed such, and his felony conviction was reduced to a misdemeanor. Massenburg reportedly ended up on Indiana's Sex Offender Registry after this case.
A 2010 Indiana USDC decision includes this snippet (edited): "... Richardson also testified that [CPS] had substantiated [an] earlier claims of sexual misconduct with a minor involving Eric Massenburg -- one from May 22, 2000 involving his eight year old niece ... ."
NICOL JACKSON v. PARIS TENNESSEE CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ET AL was a 2021-23 Tennessee federal lawsuit which was dismissed due to the expiration of the statute of limitations. The defendants denied all claims, including that the non-party "Uncle" had confessed to rape, sodomy, and oral sex.
Nicol Jackson, now of Chicago, Illinois, alleged that between 1979 to 1992, while she was 8 to 21 years old, her uncle, who was an "Elder" at the Paris, Tennessee Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses sexually assaulted and abused her -- the last act of abuse being an attempted rape in 1992. Plaintiff claimed that her Uncle twice confessed his abuse to other Elders at the Paris, Tennessee Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses -- the first time in 1985 -- and that those Elders failed to report his criminal conduct to authorities, failed to inform Plaintiff's adult family members of the abuse, and failed to include her uncle in a Church database of alleged offenders.
Plaintiff also alleged that the Church had a "protocol" whereby the Church does not endorse informing local authorities of child sexual assault, but abides by its own processes for investigation. According to Plaintiff, the WatchTower Society's world headquarters in New York controls all allegations of sexual abuse, and members have been instructed not to report rape, molestation, or assault to law enforcement or child protective services.
Plaintiff asserted a negligence claim against the other Elders in the congregation of Jehovah Witnesses in Paris, Tennessee, along with several other Church entities, alleging that the Church's sexual abuse protocol failed to protect her from the abuse she alleges to have suffered.
Plaintiff also asserted a slander claim arising from an alleged conversation that Plaintiff had with Elder Pierre P. Lamoureaux of the Paris, Tennessee Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
FLORIDA v. GEORGE CALVIN BIGGS was the 2016-17 Florida criminal prosecution of a "rumored" former WATCHTOWER BETHELITE, JW Elder and Pioneer, and Circuit Assembly speaker at time of arrest in 2016, named George C. Biggs, age 37, of Port St. Lucie, Florida's River View Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Former owner/operator of Royal Carpet Cleaning. Also recently lived in Tennessee and Arizona, and there also operated carpet cleaning and/or janitorial services. In June 2017, George Biggs pled guilty to two counts of sexual battery on a child and two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior with a child, and Biggs was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The female victim is alleged to have been a step-daughter. George Calvin Biggs allegedly molested his step-daughter on multiple occasions from the time that she was 8 years-old until she was 12 years-old.
SOUTH CAROLINA v. LARRY JAMES TYLER is a pending 2017 civil commitment proceeding pursuant to the South Carolina Sexually Violent Predator Act. Larry James Tyler, currently age 64, is an incarcerated African-American Jehovah's Witness Minister, who was reared by JW Parents in Darlington, South Carolina. James Tyler is one of those rare A-A males reared in the WatchTower Cult who actually was baptized as a teenager, and thereafter became a committed practicing Jehovah's Witness. In 1973, as "exemplary Jehovah's Witnesses", Larry Tyler and his first wife, Angela Joyce Williamson, received the "privilege" of a Kingdom Hall wedding. A TIPSTER "alleges" that Larry Tyler "possibly" served as a BETHELITE before Tyler and his bride "possibly" went on to serve the WatchTower Society as a traveling CIRCUIT OVERSEER couple.
SOUTH CAROLIN v. LARRY JAMES TYLER was a 2011-13 South Carolina criminal prosecution of Larry J. Tyler on various charges relating to his having given a cellphone reportedly containing nude pictures and indecent texts to a child (possibly male) under the age of 12. Additional devices found in Tyler's home contained 41 images of CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. Larry J. Tyler ultimately was convicted by a jury on one count of disseminating harmful material to a minor, one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, one count of criminal solicitation of a minor, and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree. Tyler was sentenced to 8 years in prison, but apparently received parole or early release -- subject to above civil commitment proceeding.
TEXAS v. LARRY JAMES TYLER was a 1993-94 Texas prosecution and conviction in Travis County, Texas, of Larry J. Tyler, on the charge of INDECENCY WITH A CHILD - CONTACT. The victim was a 5 year-old girl. Sentence unknown, but Larry Tyler was paroled from prison in 2004, and released therefrom in 2006.
FLORIDA v. LARRY JAMES TYLER was a 2008 Florida conviction for failure to register as a SEX OFFENDER, in Lee County, Florida. Sentenced to 2.6 years. Released March 2010.
PENNSYLVANIA v. JOSHUA MICHAEL ROYCE was the October 2003 conviction of Joshua M. Royce, then age 33 (DOB: 1979), then of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, on the charge of Indecent Assault. Joshua Royce is registered as a sex offender. Sentence unknown. Last known address: Tennessee.
K.G. v. SPEONK CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ET AL is an ongoing 2021-23 New York Child Molestation civil lawsuit seeking damages from the alleged Perp's congregation and the WTS and CCJW. Plaintiff alleges that while a member of the Speonk Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, he was sexually abused by Arthur Arch, an Elder at Speonk, NY, and a distant relative of the Plaintiff.
Specifically, Plaintiff alleges that when plaintiff was approximately six to ten years old, between the approximate years of 1969 and 1973, Arthur Arch sexually assaulted and abused Plaintiff on multiple occasions. The first occasion of sexual abuse occurred in ARCH's home in Speonk, New York. On that occasion, a sleepover with multiple children took place in ARCH's home. Once the children went to bed, ARCH opened the door and entered the bedroom where the children were sleeping and fondled Plaintiff's penis underneath his clothing.
The second occasion of sexual abuse allegedly occurred in a campground bathroom while Plaintiff and his family were traveling to an International Jehovah's Witnesses Convention in ARCH's camper. They stopped to spend the night at a campground as they traveled to the convention. ARCH accompanied Plaintiff to the campground bathroom. While Plaintiff was urinating, ARCH held Plaintiff's penis.
Plaintiff further alleged that on several occasions while he was at ARCH's home, he would witness ARCH examining and fondling the naked bodies of his own children prior to bath time. After Plaintiff's cousins bathed, ARCH would strike them on the buttocks with his belt, while still wet and naked, for whatever ARCH believed they had done wrong that date. On one occasion, Plaintiff refused to bathe, and ARCH beat his bare buttocks with a belt.
Plaintiff further alleges that Defendants were aware of the abuse or should have been aware of the abuse as the elders at Speonk were notified by Arch's two daughters that Arch sexually abused them prior to when Plaintiff was sexually abused by Arch. Allegedly, it was common knowledge among Jehovah's Witnesses and their leadership that ARCH was sexually abusing children.
Arthur Arch allegedly perpetrated multiple violent acts of sexual abuse upon his own children. The ongoing and repeated sexual assaults and abuse allegedly resulted in ARCH fathering his own grandchild by his daughter. Between approximately 1970 and 1975, ARCH's daughters appeared before elder within the SPEONK CONGREGATION and reported ARCH's abuse. The SPEONK CONGREGATION elders allegedly did not take any action to condemn ARCH's sexual abuse or prevent him from perpetrating further sexual abuse against children.
OREGON v. JESHUA JEREMIAH DRAKE. In January 2018, a Clackamus County grand jury indicted Jeshua J. Drake, age 43, on three counts of Sexual Abuse. Such related to alleged incidents which occurred between 1991 and 1993, when Jeshua Drake and his female accuser were both members of the Sandy Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Charges were dismissed in April 2019 when Jeshua J. Drake pled guilty to two counts of Harrassment, and was sentenced to time served.
TEXAS v. DANIEL GARNER is an ongoing 2017 Texas criminal prosecution. In September 2017, "a" Daniel Garner, age 33, of Dallas, Texas, was arrested on a charge of felony possession of CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. Daniel Garner was arrested after police received a tip that someone had uploaded a photo of a toddler being raped onto an online chatroom. Investigators traced the image to an internet account used by Dan Garner. An unconfirmed online allegation claims that this Dan Garner is the Jehovah's Witness Minister, and father of one or more young children, who attends a Richardson, Texas Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Outcome pending.
ALASKA v. TROY CHRISTIAN McKENZIE was a 1997 Alaska criminal court case in which then 31 year-old Troy C. McKenzie was convicted of "Sexual Abuse of Minor 2" for the 1994 sexual molestation of a young boy in Alaska. Chris McKenzie was sentenced to three years in prison, but two and a half years of his sentence was suspended. McKenzie was allowed to move back to Oregon (where he was reared) on the condition that he remain on probation and attend a sex offender treatment program. In 1995-96, the Oregon Department of Corrections recommended that his probation be revoked. His sex offender treatment provider reportedly wrote a letter stating that Troy McKenzie "is a fixed predatory pedophile who is extremely dangerous in the community." McKenzie thereafter returned to Alaska to serve out his probation.
TYLER C. DAVIDOW v. WATCHTOWER ET AL. In 2003, Troy Christian McKenzie was named in an Oregon civil lawsuit which alleged that he had sexually molested Tyler Davidow, who was then the 4 year-old son of a friend and employee of Troy C. McKenzie's mother, back around 1984-85. The Davidow lawsuit alleged that when Cathy Davidow learned of her son's abuse in 1985, she went to the JW Elders, but they told her not to make a report to the police so they could deal with it internally. The JW Elders allegedly never addressed the matter. After the Davidow lawsuit was filed, John Muir, a former member of the Corvallis Jehovah's Witness Congregation, came forward, claiming that McKenzie also abused his son, Eli Muir, around the same time period, when he also was 4-5 years old.
Troy Christian McKenzie was reared as one of Jehovah's Witnesses -- attending five meetings per week and performing door-to-door recruiting work during his formative and teenage years. The WatchTower Cult served as the religious influence during Troy McKenzie's character development. When the alleged incidents of child molestation were allegedly perpetrated, KcKenzie allegedly was a "unbaptized publisher", which is a recognized title or designation within the WatchTower organization. Despite such, there are morally-deficient Jehovah's Witnesses currently posting on the internet that McKenzie was never a "Jehovah's Witness". Jehovah's Witnesses are humiliatingly reduced to defining the term "Jehovah's Witness" in as restrictive fashion as possible so that they can claim every JW who ever commits a crime cannot be called a "Jehovah's Witness", just as JWs and the WatchTower Cult humiliating purposefully define the term "CULT" in such a restrictive fashion that they don't fit the JWs' definition of "cult".
COLORADO v. CHESTER CARL HADDAN III was a 1993 Colorado state criminal case. In October 1993, Chester C. Haddan III, then age 26, of Pueblo, Colorado, was arrested and jailed on suspicion of third-degree sexual assault. Outcome of that prosecution unknown, but same individual is currently a registered sex offender in Colorado, who also has been charged once with "Failure To Register". He is the Son of Chester Carl Haddan Jr., a well known local Jehovah's Witness in Pueblo, Colorado, since the early 1970s.
NEBRASKA v. ANTHONY L. HALCOMB was a 1990-93 Nebraska criminal court case. In 1991, a 28 year-old African-American male, named Anthony L. Halcomb, of Omaha, Nebraska, was convicted of first degree sexual assault upon two different 5 year-old girls whom he had babysat in the summer of 1990. Anthony Halcomb was found to be a mentally disordered sex offender, and was sentenced to 10-20 years. Halcomb was released in September 2000. At trial, a psychiatrist testified for the defense that Tony Halcomb suffered from multiple personality disorder, and that it was the demon persona that had committed the assaults and later confessed to all who inquired about such. The psychiatrist stated that this demon persona had emerged when Halcomb was seven years old, and that this personality most likely emerged in opposition to the strict Jehovah's Witness upbringing Halcomb had as a child.
COMMONWEALTH vs. JOHN DOE was a 1979 Massachusetts appellate criminal court decision. Sketchy details. "John Doe" was an adult male member of the Hampden, Massachusetts Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Doe was convicted on charges of rape and abuse of a child under sixteen years of age, incest, indecent assault and battery on a child under fourteen years of age, and being a lewd, wanton, and lascivious person in speech or behavior. Specifically, John Doe was convicted of engaging in (possibly four) acts of intercourse with his then eleven year old adopted daughter, and in sexual activity falling short of intercourse with his then eight year old natural daughter. The criminal prosecution was for acts which were alleged to have occurred in 1976. John Doe's wife, the children's mother, was killed in an automobile accident in latter 1976. John Doe even attempted to commit suicide when he was indicted in April 1977. Apparently, Doe was convicted primarily due to the testimony of his by-then twelve year old adopted daughter. On appeal, Doe unsuccessfully contested the exclusion of testimony at his trial, by a by-then 17 year old JW male, who supposedly would testify that Doe's two young daughters had supposedly falsely accused to the deceased mother that the then 15 year old male JW teenager had raped the then ten year old daughter, when he had babysat for the pair and two other JW children, in 1975. I certainly would like to know more of the trial details which led the jury/judge to convict, because the sketchy details in the appellate opinion certainly raise more questions than they answer.
PENNSYLVANIA v. JAMES HOMER was a 1984-87 Pennsylvania murder trial. In 1987, James Homer, 34, was convicted of murdering his 9 year-old daughter, Joyce Homer, and his 13 year-old step-daughter, Danetta Bullock, at the Philadelphia area home of this family of Jehovah's Witnesses. James Homer was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life in prison without parole, as well as 10 to 20 years for arson, which runs concurrently with the two life sentences.
On the evening of February 10, 1984, the fire department was called to the home of James and Denise Homer, where the bodies of Danetta and Joyce were found in a charred first-story front bedroom. James Homer initially claimed to have been at work when the fire started on the mattress. Denise Homer, 30, and daughter Sandy Homer, 10, were at a dentist's office. The scenario apparently was suspicious. On February 14, James Homer checked himself into the hospital for "stress". On discharge, a week later, James Homer was arrested for the murder of the two girls, and setting the fire to cover such up. Homer eventually confessed to strangling to death the two girls, as well as setting the fire and staging the scene. Homer claimed that he and the girls had been watching television when an argument erupted between Danetta and he over which program to watch, which led to him striking her with a bed slat, which then caused him to also attack Joyce Homer. Homer then finished the job by strangling them. Some authorities doubted Homer's tale, and suspected that he had been sexually abusing one or both girls. Such was evidently never proven, and Homer never confessed to such.
NORTH CAROLINA v. JEFFREY HAMILTON GIST was a 2009 North Carolina familicide which managed to escaped the attention of WATCHTOWER WORLD -- until now. In March 2009, a 16 year-old African-American Jehovah's Witness, named Mylin Tierra Bullock, was murdered by her step-father, 32 year-old Jeffrey Gist. Jeffrey Gist had a lengthy breaking-entering criminal record from 1998-2002, and had done 18 months in prison. However, Gist apparently reformed and possibly converted to the Jehovah's Witnesses given the reported several years long marriage to the victim's mother, Michelle Bullock Gist (also reported as Melissa Bullock Gist, and also Jocelyn Bullock Gist), who had two children -- the victim and her younger brother, C.J. Bullock. Mylin Bullock had complained to friends that Gist was "strict, real strict, and he didn't want her doing a lot of stuff". Gist even walked the 16 year-old to her school bus each day. On a Friday night in March 2009, Jeff Gist and Mylin Bullock argued over what Gist later claimed was their "relationship", while the JW Mother worked her night shift at a local health care facility. Early Saturday morning, Bullock's partially burned and beaten corpse was discovered in the parking lot of a nearby nature preserve. The autopsy revealed that Bullock had died of strangulation. Mylin Tierra Bullock received a Kingdom Hall funeral attended by her extended Durham, North Carolina area Jehovah's Witness family.
Ed Bullock, the victim's Jehovah's Witness maternal grandfather, initially told reporters that no sexual abuse was suspected, but later told reporters that such may have been the motive for the murder. Ed Bullock called Jeffrey Gist "a fine father", and told reporters that his daughter had "vetted" Jeff Gist before marrying him, and that he had even met Gist's parents, who were "professionals". Jeffrey Hamilton Gist quickly admitted killing Mylin Bullock, and eventually alleged that there had been a "relationship" between he and his step-daughter, and that the argument the night he killed Mylin had been the result of his "jealousy" over other males in her life. Gist also gladly pled guilty to the reduced charge of second degree murder, and he was sentenced to only 18-23 years in prison. The plea deal miffed both the local prosecutor and the sentencing judge, but was reportedly made at the insistence of Jocelyn, or Melissa, or Michelle Bullock Gist -- whichever is the name of Mylin Bullock's mother.
CALIFORNIA v. LARRY JOSEPH THIELEN was the California conviction of Larry J. Thielen, DOB: 10/18/1949, on charges of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation with a minor under the age of 14 years-old. Details uncertain, but Larry Thielsen is believed to have been a JW Elder at the time, and his victims may have been a fellow JW married Female and her young daughter. Date uncertain, but possibly 1982.
UNITED STATES v. BRIAN LEE BROWN was a 2001-3 Arkansas federal criminal court case which involved a "Jehovah's Witness" named Brian Lee Brown. Brian Brown testified that he had been "studying" to become a JW for about one year. Brian Brown was employed as a truck driver for an unidentified corporation. During an October 2001 delivery trip to Dallas, Texas, Brian Brown, of Holton, Kansas, stopped along the way to visit (possibly JW) friends in Hutchinson, Kansas. Brown offered to take the friends' ten year old daughter along with him on the delivery to Dallas, and return her the next day on his way back through. Beyond belief, the child's mother gave Brown a signed note giving permission for her young daughter to go to Dallas with Brown and return the next day. Brown started molesting the girl that night in Dallas. The next day, instead of returning the child to Kansas, he "stole" the truck, and drove to a rural campground in Arkansas, where he raped and beat the child. A suspicious grocery store owner reported the pair, and Brown was soon arrested.
A federal jury convicted Brown of kidnapping and aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and the USDC sentenced him to concurrent terms of life in prison. Brown appealed his conviction on several grounds, including his claim that the government had violated his religious freedoms as a Jehovah's Witness when the USDC ordered that Brown submit a blood sample for DNA testing. The USDC had ruled that Brown did not sincerely hold the belief that donating a blood sample for DNA analysis violated the beliefs of the Jehovah's Witness religion. The USCA also ruled against Brown on this issue noting that a JW Elder testified for the prosecution that JWs did not object to giving blood samples or blood testing. Brown submitted WatchTower materials that suggested that some JW might possibly object to giving blood samples, but the court ruled that "Brown failed to show that forbidding blood samples is a 'central tenet' of the Jehovah's Witness religion."
TENNESSEE v. EUGENE EDWARD HAMBLIN was a 1987-1990 Tennessee MURDER prosecution in which "devout" Jehovah's Witness Minister, Eugene E. Hamblin was found "Guilty" only of "Involuntary Manslaughter" during a jury trial, with the two year sentence then being "suspended".
On HALLOWEEN EVENING 1987, Gene Hamblin, then age 45, of Nashville, Tennessee, tied his ROTTWEILER DOG on the front porch of the Hamblin residence with the INTENT to prevent neighborhood children from "trick-or-treating" at his home. When some of the neighborhood children attempted to walk onto the Hamblin's front porch, they were lunged at by the female ROTT. Those children's father, accompanied by a second, older man named Jack Morris, age 48, walked over to Hamblin's home, knocked, and angrily asked Hamblin what the hell was wrong with him, and verbally threatened both Hamblin and his dog. Hamblin claimed that the pair made a threatening move toward him, so he shoved/punched Morris, who fell backwards into Hamblin's yard. After retreating from Hamblin's porch, the children's father apparently got in a punch before retreating from Hamblin's yard. After knocking Morris down a second time in Hamblin's front yard, Gene Hamblin then grabbed Jack Morris, who was partially physically-disabled, and rammed Morris head-first into a nearby parked automobile. When Jack Morris began to experience widespread paralysis, Morris went to the ER, where he was found to have a swollen and bruised spinal cord. Surgery was unsuccessful. Morris developed respiratory complications, and DIED 13 days later.
At trial, a series of fellow Jehovah's Witnesses served as character witnesses for Eugene Hamblin -- one even publicly condemning Halloween as being "a satanic holiday". Although Morris had initiated the confrontation on Hamblin's own front porch, the jury decided that by the time that Hamblin rammed Morris into the parked automobile that Hamblin already was out of danger from being further harmed by Morris, with Hamblin's continued physical aggression -- that eventually resulted in Morris' death -- thereby being unlawful. In any event, the Judge sentenced Hamblin to a mere two years in prison, and then SUSPENDED the sentence. On appeal, the trial court decision was affirmed.
TENNESSEE v. EUGENE EDWARD HAMBLIN. Eight months after Eugene Edward Hamblin was tried and sentenced in January 1989, a pre-teen girl from Hamblin's neighborhood came forward and accused Hamblin of having sexually assaulted her in his home on at least three occasions when she was 10 years-old.
Gene Hamblin was arrested and incarcerated without bond in September 1989. Although most JWs believed that the sexual assault accusations were false, and in retaliation for Hamblin's "getting off" of the murder prosecution, Gene Hamblin eventually confessed to one or more of the sexual assaults. Typically, Gene Hamblin even told police that immediately after one of the sexual assaults that he had had the 10 year-old girl join him in prayer -- during which Eugene Hamblin asked Jehovah "not to let her do this to me again".
Just prior to trial in 1991, Eugene E. Hamblin, then age 49, somehow cut a deal with the Prosecutor to plead guilty to only one of the three sexual assault charges -- one count of aggravated sexual battery. Sentence unknown, but guideline was 8-12 years.
1980s JORDAN, MINNESOTA BUNGLED CHILD SEX CASES
THE JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES CONNECTION
Jordan Sex Case Is Over (Edited)
Chicago Tribune, February 15, 1985
... On Tuesday, Minnesota Atty. Gen. Hubert Humphrey III announced that it was "impossible" to say who was guilty and who was innocent of accusations that they had participated in a widespread child sex-abuse ring in this small town southwest of Minneapolis.
A 4-month investigation by state and federal agents has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to bring any new charges against 22 former defendants in the case because the original investigation was badly mismanaged by prosecutors and police.
"We'll never figure out who was guilty," acknowledged Norman Coleman, the special assistant attorney general who led the investigation. "You can't filter out fact from fantasy."
But that doesn't really help the 2,000 people in this town, including the former defendants, who are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives after 16 months that left almost everyone here exhausted, frustrated and angry. Initially 25 people, many of them churchgoing middle-class couples, were arrested and charged with sexually abusing children, including some of their own, atbizarre sex parties.
Only one of them, James Rud, who had been convicted twice of child sex abuse, confessed; he is serving a 40-year prison term. But Rud, the only adult witness in these cases, later recanted the stories he told about others' involvement. The first and only couple to be tried were acquitted last September, and soon afterward the charges against the others were dropped. ... Others in town were suspects but never charged. There were allegations of pornography and even of ritualistic child murders.
Families were torn apart and children put in foster homes where they had no contact with their parents. ... As trying as these months have been for the town, they have been a nightmare for the former defendants. One marriage has broken up and a family lost its home. All of the accused are deeply in debt, and some are still fighting in Family Court to regain custody of their children. Seven of the couples have already filed multimillion-dollar civil suits against Scott County Atty. Kathleen Morris and other county officials, and others are expected to do so.
"What they have done is so inhumane and heartless it is beyond belief," said Coralene Rawson, whose daughter has not yet been returned and who hasn't been able even to speak to her for almost a year. "I'm not going to jail, but I don't feel my name is really cleared," [Coralene] Rawson said.
CORALENE RAWSON, ET AL v. SCOTT COUNTY ATTORNEY, ET AL
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
The investigation began in September 1983 with the arrest of James Rud, a person who later entered a plea of guilty to multiple counts of child sexual abuse. Thirteen of the plaintiffs in these cases were arrested and charged between January 11, 1984, and June 4, 1984. Where minor children were residing in the home, they were removed on temporary police holds after a parent's arrest and subsequently placed in foster care. The two plaintiffs who were never charged nevertheless lost temporary custody of their children.
One criminal case involving two of the plaintiffs in these appeals went to trial, and the County lost. Upon the acquittal of these plaintiffs, the advice of therapists and guardians that testifying at additional trials would be against the best interests of the juvenile witnesses and the development of an investigation into alleged homicides, the county attorney dismissed all pending charges against the plaintiffs and others. The plaintiffs then filed these civil rights lawsuits against Morris and various other defendants. ... ... ...
On September 26, 1983, Chris Brown reported to ... the Jordan, Minnesota Police Department that James Rud ... had been sexually abusing her daughter, S. Krahl. Then Judy Kath made a complaint concerning Rud's abuse of her daughter, V[iolet] Kath. ... Criminal charges were soon brought, and as the investigation continued, additional criminal complaints were filed against Rud, ultimately totalling 108 counts of sexual abuse involving many children. He eventually entered a guilty plea and is serving a term of imprisonment.
After Rud had been arrested and charged and child victims were being questioned, other child victims of Rud were identified and acts of sexual abuse by other adults were described. The magnitude of the job of questioning Rud victims soon exceeded the capacity of the small Jordan police department. By October 1, 1983, Jordan Police Chief Alvin Erickson requested investigative assistance from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
... in early November 1983, the Scott County sheriff's department entered the investigation and the BCA withdrew. ... By the end of November 1983, eight persons had been formally charged including Chris Brown, Judy Kath and Robert Rawson. (Robert Rawson was implicated by two Rud victims as a person who had sexually abused them.) ... ... ... ...
By March 1984, V[iolet] Kath (one of the two Rud victims who had previously described sexual abuse upon themselves byRobert Rawson) also stated that Robert Rawson had been abusing his daughter S[arah] Rawson. On March 22, 1984, detectives Busch and Morgan removed S[arah] Rawson from her home over the protests of her mother, plaintiff Coralene Rawson. Within four days a neglect petition was filed based upon statements by S[arah] Rawson to the sheriff's deputies after she had been removed from her home. On March 31, 1984, plaintiff Coralene Rawson was arrested and charged with sexually abusing S[arah] Rawson. ... ... ... ...
The plaintiffs' connection with these cases grew out of the James Rud prosecution in the sense that nine of the plaintiffs, Tom and Helen Brown, Robert and Lois Bentz, Greg Myers, Daniel and Wanda Meger and Charles and Carol Lallak, were all incriminated by Rud victims (among others) in interviews after the initiation of criminal proceedings against James Rud. Coralene Rawson was implicated by her daughter who had by then been identified as a victim of Robert Rawson. Robert Rawson had previously been arrested as a participant in sexual activities involving James Rud. ... ... ... ...
The claims of Coralene Rawson against guardians ad litem Johnson and Manahan and appointed attorney Walling present two additional issues, one concerning family court jurisdiction and the other alleging interference with S[arah] Rawson's religious observances. In September 1984, the family court found S[arah] Rawson to be a neglected child. In October 1984, S[arah] Rawson recanted her prior testimony. In November 1984, the family court vacated its neglect findings and ordered a new trial. (The state Attorney General's office had replaced the county attorney in the family court proceedings, and state representatives opposed the return of S[arah] Rawson to her parents, as did her guardian.) In February 1985, the Minnesota Court of Appeals dismissed Coralene Rawson's appeal from the family court's order for new trial and refused to enter a summary reversal.Coralene Rawson asserts that the family court lacked jurisdiction or power to order a new trial once the prior neglect findings had been vacated. She also alleges other procedural irregularities.
... Although directed at her daughter's guardians ad litem and appointed attorney, the substance of Coralene Rawson's claims against these defendants amounts to no more than a protest that the family court acted improperly by retaining custody of S[arah] Rawson, ordering a new trial and failing to observe procedural formalities having to do with amending petitions. The irregularities, if any, and rulings by the state courts are not attributable to the defendant guardians and attorney. Nor could these defendants have seized S[arah] Rawson and returned her to plaintiff in disregard of the family court's orders, had they wanted to. Nor did the family court's alleged failure to observe certain procedural rules, if true, result in a clear absence of jurisdiction, creating some sort of jurisdictional hiatus in the family court during which the defendants could or should have seized the child on behalf of her mother. Moreover, plaintiff has offered no source from which a legal duty to do so could be inferred.
In addition, plaintiff seeks to hold the guardians liable for an alleged failure to ensure that S[arah] Rawson attended Jehovah's Witness services while in foster care. Although phrased in terms of impeding first amendment rights to the free exercise of religion, once again the focus of the claim is to hold these defendants responsible for a family court decision that S[arah] Rawson did not have to attend services if she did not want to. We question whether these additional allegations byCoralene Rawson state a section 1983 claim for relief. If they do, however, defendants Johnson, Manahan and Walling are shielded by qualified immunity from further litigation of these claims in the absence of any identified legal duty to behave otherwise or any clearly established legal rights violated by the alleged conduct. ... ... ... ...
Finally, Coralene Rawson's complaint alleges that various defendants including her daughter's guardians ad litem, Diane Johnson and John Manahan, and court-appointed attorney Wright Walling, violated and conspired to violate various Minnesota criminal provisions concerning kidnapping of children, damage and trespass to property, being dangerous offenders and aiding and abetting criminal acts. No authority whatever has been provided to the effect that these statutes create a cause of action enforceable by private individuals under 42 U.S.C. 1983 or otherwise. ... ...
[Footnote]The impression created by the pleadings is that the goal of the investigation was to induce children to incriminate their own parents. However, with the exception of Jane Myers, Coralene Rawson and the Buchans, the plaintiffs were not arrested on the basis of any information obtained from their own children. The interviews in which the Myers children and S[arah] Rawsonimplicated their mothers occurred well after the arrests of their fathers. ...
SARAH NAOMI TIFFANY RAWSON, ROBERT RAWSON, CORALENE RAWSON, ET AL v. SCOTT COUNTY ATTORNEY, ET AL
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Robert and Coralene Rawson are parents of four grown children who are not the subject of these lawsuits or otherwise implicated in this matter. (Inserted commentary: Per Cheit and Matthews, adult daughter Samantha Rawson told police during this investigation that she had been regularly sexually abused by Robert Rawson when she was a teenager. Police were unable to file charges due to running of Minnesota's statute of limitations.) The Rawsons also have an adoptive daughter, S[arah Naomi Tiffany] Rawson, whose biological mother is Coralene Rawson's sister. Robert Rawsonwas first implicated as a suspected child abuser in interviews of V. Arendsee and V[iolet] Kath conducted November 23, 1983. V. Arendsee (daughter of Judy Kath) claimed that [Robert] Rawson had sexually abused her at least twenty times dating to 1979. V[iolet] Kath claimed that [Robert] Rawson had abused her at least seven times during that period. [Robert] Rawson was arrested November 22, 1983 and charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. Subsequently, in a March 6, 1983 interview conducted by detective Patrick Shannon of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, S. Krahl identified Robert Rawson as a suspected child abuser. Additional charges against [Robert] Rawson were filed March 19, 1984 based on these allegations. Thereafter, S[arah] Rawson, V[iolet] Kath and Robert Kath, 18-year-old son of Judy Kath, implicated [Robert] Rawson in claims of child sexual abuse. Additional charges against Robert Rawson were filed and [Robert] Rawson was arrested March 30, 1984 based on the allegations of S[arah] Rawson and V[iolet] Kath and Robert Kath.
In an interview conducted March 26, 1983 S[arah] Rawson identified her adoptive mother, Coralene Rawson, as an adult who had participated in acts of child sexual abuse. V[iolet] Kath likewise made statements which implicated Coralene Rawson. Allegations against the Rawsons were corroborated in part by physical evidence recovered from the Kath residence, including miniature bowling pins, and candles contaminated with human feces, and by a physical examination of S[arah] Rawson conducted March 26 and 29, 1984 by Dr. Barry Bershow, which was partially confirmatory of sexual abuse.
S[arah] Rawson was taken into protective custody March 22, 1984 and placed in emergency foster care. A neglect petition was filed March 26, 1984. By order Dated March 28, 1984 the family court assumed immediate custody of S[arah] Rawson with a finding that there was probable cause that a juvenile protection matter existed and that the release of S[arah] Rawson would endanger her health and welfare. The court continued S[arah] Rawson's foster care placement following a placement review hearing on April 11, 1984. By order dated September 24, 1984 following an eleven-day trial, the court found that S[arah] Rawson had been sexually abused and was neglected. The court's findings were vacated November 9, 1984 following S[arah] Rawson's recantation of her trial testimony. Following a second trial, by order dated April 22, 1986 the court again found S[arah] Rawson dependent and neglected and her placement in foster care was continued. This decision was overturned by the Minnesota Court of Appeals on other grounds. See In the Matter of the Welfare of S.N.T.R., ... (Minn.App.1987). A new petition was subsequently filed and S[arah] Rawson remains in foster care. As with the other Scott County defendants, all charges against the Rawsons were dropped October 15, 1984.
Coralene Rawson filed suit October 18, 1985, naming Scott County, the Scott County HSD, Morris, Tietz, various deputies and social workers, and the Minnesota Attorney General as defendants. Robert Rawson filed suit November 1, 1985, naming Scott County, the Scott County HSD, Morris, Tietz and various social workers and deputies as defendants. ... ... ... ...
As for the remaining cases, the facts and circumstances known to officers on the dates of arrest establish without dispute that the arresting officers had probable cause to arrest Judy Kath, the Germundsons, the Rawsons, Irene Meisinger and Terry Morgenson. ... ... ... ...
[Footnote] Other information known to officers during this time period and on which they justifiably relied in believing that child victim-witness sexual abuse allegations were not without substance include: ...; Robert Kath's statement that he had seen Judy Kath and Coralene Rawson sexually abusing V[iolet] Kath and S[arah] Rawson with candles and a miniature bowling pin (an allegation corroborated by a subsequent physical examination of candles and a bowling pin found at the Kath residence); ... .
UNITED STATES v. MARK RICHARD DALLMAN (1997) and UNITED STATES v. MARK RICHARD DALLMAN (2017). In 1997, Mark R. Dallman was convicted of felony rape of a child in Pierce County, Washington, and is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. In July 1995, Dallman raped a 6 year-old girl.
In August 2013, Mark Dallman was living at an RV park in Missouri without having registered as a sex offender. Deputy sheriffs went to Dallman's residence where he presented a Missouri driver's license bearing the name John Monroe Sanders, a Missouri man who died in 1971. Dallman had been using Sanders's name since at least 2007, having used the internet to find and steal the identity of a young man who had died without survivors. Dallman had been residing as Sanders at the RV park for approximately 18 months. Dallman was arrested as an unregistered sex offender.
After Dallman's arrest, a search was conducted on his computer, which revealed a video of child pornography. The search of the computer was challenging because the computer was organized in a highly complicated manner with multiple partitions, operating systems, and hard drives. (This JW child predator and skilled computer nerd likely also had an online presence with regard to the WatchTower Cult. The only question as to which discussion boards he belonged is whether they were JW boards or XJW boards, or both?)
Mark R. Dallman, age 62, was charged in three counts: failure to register as a sex offender, possession of child pornography, and receipt and distribution of child pornography. The two child pornography counts were dismissed following a successful motion to suppress the search of his computer. On November 17, 2016, Dallman pled guilty pursuant to a plea agreement to one count of failure to register as a sex offender after traveling in interstate commerce in violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.
The USDC sentenced Dallman to time served followed by supervised release for life. Mark Dallman also was prohibited from possessing or using any electronic device with internet access without the prior approval of his probation officer. The USDC did make this concession: "The Probation Officer shall attempt to allow the defendant computer access as necessary to participate in religious services, activities and studies pertaining to [the Jehovah's Witnesses]." However, the USDC stated that communications with Dallman's Jehovah's Witness Family would be left to the mail, telephone, and prison visits.
ARKANSAS v. BARRY WAYNE REGISTER was the 2018-19 criminal prosecution of a career criminal who has been in and out of jail and prison in multiple states, multiple times, under multiple names and multiple DOBs (1965), over his 57 or do years. Barry W. Register also is a jailhouse lawyer who passes time filing lawsuits against jail staff and others. In 2014, when initially incarcerated in an Arkansas county jail, Barry Register quickly requested religious instruction from a local Jehovah's Witness Elder, and later requested that the jail arrange for baptism by that JW Elder.
In September 2018, while once again out of jail/prison, Barry Register was arrested on charges of false imprisonment, aggravated assault, human trafficking, along with multiple drug and firearms charges, after a female ran inside a PILOT truckstop asking for help to escape from Register, whom the woman claimed had been holding her for a week at gunpoint, and had been forcing her to prostitute herself. Outcome unknown.
TEXAS v. CHARLIE RAY STARR was a 2007 conviction with a 15 year sentence for what appears to have been a female kidnapping scenario similar to the 2018 scenario in Arkansas. This is one evil dude who needs to be kept incarcerated.
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JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES -- WATCHTOWER CULT
INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT POLICY
PROSELYTIZING & RECRUITING CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS
A TIPSTER has remarked to us that there probably are more
baptized African-American adult Males "in good standing" as Jehovah's Witnesses
inside America's prisons than there are inside America's Kingdom Halls.
ALABAMA v. ARTEZ HAMMONDS (1992) and ALABAMA v. ARTEZ HAMMONDS (1997). In 1992, African-American Artez Hammons, age 22, was convicted of robbing and attempting to MURDER a female. Sentenced to 20 years in state prison, in 1997, Artez Hammons was again prosecuted and convicted of the May 1990 RAPE and MURDER of a 22 year-old NURSE who only days earlier had graduated from UA and was in the process of moving to Dothan, Alabama, for her first job as a Nurse. There, HAVERTYS employee Artez Hammond delivered to her some purchased furniture. Artez Hammond returned to his victim's apartment the next day, gained entry, and proceeded to STRANGLE, RAPE, and SODOMIZE the physically small girl. When finished, Artez Hammond cut his victim's throat, and stabbed her nearly 40 times. Rightfully sentenced to DEATH ROW, Artez Hammonds has lost every judicial appeal, but various administrative roadblocks have been used to block Hammonds' execution.
INTERESTINGLY, although Artez Hammonds' "joining" of the WatchTower Cult while in prison is described as a "conversion" by his Jehovah's Witness fans, during the sentencing portion of his trial, Artez Hammonds was described as "a respectful and attentive student in school", who "participated in and attended church regularly as a child." Claims of Artez Hammonds' innocence as a victim of WHITE PREJUDICE simply ignore the fact that Hammonds' bloody DNA was scattered throughout the victim's apartment.
PENNSYLVANIA v. WAYNE JOSEPH HEFFELFINGER is a series of 2003-21 Pennsylvania criminal court cases relating to the 2003 RAPE of an 8 year-old boy near Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. In 2004, Wayne J. Heffelfinger, then age 18, pleaded guilty to two counts each of forceable rape and indecent sexual intercourse; aggravated assault; aggravated indecent assault; voluntary deviate sexual intercourse; and unlawful restraint. Wayne J. Heffelfinger was sentenced only to 5-10 years in prison, with 5 years probation thereafter. Heffelfinger also was declared to be a sexually violent predator, and assessed with a greater-than-average risk to reoffend.
In 2003, Wayne Joseph Heffelfinger, then age 16, had approached an 8 year-old boy unknown to Heffelfinger, and attempted to get that boy to play a game. Eventually, Heffelfinger offered the boy $50.00 to show Heffelfinger the boy's hideout in nearby woods. Once in the woods, Heffelfinger forced the boy to strip, threatening to choke him to death. Wayne J. Heffelfinger then sexually assaulted the boy; threatening to "hunt him down and kill him," if the boy told anyone. Heffelfinger allowed the boy to leave only after agreeing to meet Heffelfinger in the woods every few days. The naked boy eventually ride home on his bike. His mother immediately called police.
At a June 2003 preliminary hearing, the lead investigator testified that he recognized the boy's description of Wayne Heffelfinger, and that he knew that Heffelfinger had been in other sex-related incidents. Heffelfinger allegedly had exhibited homosexual aggression while in high school, and allegedly had been caught masturbating while peeping in a window.
At the 2004 sentencing hearing, Heffelfinger's parents, Wayne and Donna Heffelfinger, offered brief apologies and asked for leniency. "My son's a sweetheart, and I never would have expected that," the father told the judge. "I hope you have mercy on him and send him to a good place where he can get some help."
At some point, Wayne Heffelfinger was released from state prison on parole. However, in August 2013, the court revoked the probation and sentenced Heffelfinger to spend up to 23 months in the county prison after Heffelfinger admitted having gone into the Tamaqua Public Library. The library was off-limits to Heffelfinger because it's a place where children gather. At the August hearing, Heffelfinger told the judge he only went to the library to read newspapers.
At a 2014 parole hearing, Jehovah's Witness Minister Michael J. Halm testified that he had been Wayne Heffelfinger's spiritual adviser for three years while Heffelfinger was an inmate at Rockview state prison. Michael Halm said he had studied the Bible with Heffelfinger, and testified that Wayne Heffelfinger had come to understand the impact of his crime and was ready to change his life.
KANSAS v. MYOUN L. SAWYER, IN RE CARE & TREATMENT OF MYOUN L. SAWYER, ETC. are multiple Kansas state and federal judicial actions over the past 30 years. Myoun Sawyer has been in and out of prison since 1991 for either pleading guilty to or being convicted of attempted aggravated sexual battery, aggravated battery, domestic battery, eight counts of lewd and lascivious behavior, and criminal threat. In Re Care & Treatment of Sawyer determined that Sawyer qualified as a sexually violent predator (SVP), a person who Kansas law says "ha[s] a mental abnormality or personality disorder and [is] likely to engage in repeat acts of sexual violence if not treated for [his] mental abnormality or personality disorder." The Kansas Court of Appeals agreed with the trial court that there was overwhelming evidence that Mr. Sawyer was an SVP.
Myoun L. Sawyer was placed in the Sexual Predator Treatment Program (SPTP) in August 2011. Later, Sawyer served another criminal sentence in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections. Sawyer was returned to the SPTP at Larned State Hospital in October 2017. There, Sawyer "fellowships and studies with the Jehovah's Witnesses". Sawyer recently has engaged in open masturbation, inappropriate sexual comments to staff members, exposing himself, verbal abuse, threatening behavior toward peers and staff, screaming, and throwing feces. Myoun Sawyer looks forward to discharge from the system when he can attend his local Kingdom Hall and engage in field service.
ILLINOIS v. JASON M. GONZALEZ was a 2015 Illinois murder conviction. Jason Gonzalez was a mid-20s mentally ill homosexual who murdered his Uncle, whom previously had been permitting Gonzalez to live with his family. Uncle kicked Gonzalez out of the family home after discovering that Gonzalez was "fixated on children in the family". Jason Gonzalez's "fixation" included videotaping and photographing his nieces and nephews in their underwear. Gonzalez was observed touching them "inappropriately". Who knows what was occurring when and where there were no observers?
Jason M. Gonzalez was sentenced to 45 years in prison, where Gonzalez has befriended Charles Bocock (see below). Now, Gonzalez and Bocock have nothing better to do with their time than file federal lawsuits against prison officials in order to get access to WatchTower publications and worthless POS Jehovah's Witness prison proselytizers. Does anyone really believe that such legal actions are not instigated by those JWs?
JOHN DOE v. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY BOARD is an ongoing 2017-20 Massachusetts state court case which reveals yet another sex offender Jehovah's Witness prison convert working the system. (Doe was likely reared in a JW family.)
On July 30, 1989, around 4:30 A.M., 25 year-old John Doe broke into and entered the apartment of a 32 year-old woman. He held her at knifepoint, robbed her of $900, and raped her. Doe then fled from the apartment. Eight days later on August 7, 1989, John Doe entered a second building at around 2:15 A.M. Doe found his second victim, a 37 year old woman, asleep on the second floor of her in-law's house. Doe placed a knife at her throat, robbed her of $400, raped her, and fled. Doe was under the influence of crack cocaine during both attacks.
In June 1990, a Superior Court jury found Doe guilty of aggravated rape in connection with the second incident in August 1989. Doe was sentenced to a term of from twelve to thirty years in State prison. In March 1991, Doe pleaded guilty to aggravated rape for his actions in the first incident in July 1989. He was sentenced to a term of from fifteen to thirty years in State prison, to be served concurrently with the sentences imposed for the second incident.
As John Doe's release date neared, a hearing was held on July 19, 2016, at which time Doe was fifty-two years old. SORB classified him as a level three offender. Only one statutory high risk factor was present in the case, that is, factor 2, repetitive and compulsive behavior. The hearing examiner found that because the two offenses were committed eight days apart, Doe "had ample opportunity to reflect on the wrongfulness of his conduct." The hearing examiner gave this factor full aggravating weight, the highest weight under the applicable guidelines. In rendering his decision, the hearing examiner also considered a number of risk-elevating factors, including the fact that there were two stranger victims, threats, the use of a weapon and violence, the high level of physical contact, and Doe's history of alcohol and drug abuse. The examiner gave full aggravating weight to these risk-elevating factors. Additionally, the hearing examiner considered the fact that Doe had dropped out of sex offender treatment for several years while he pursued a college degree in prison, but acknowledged that he had actively participated since his return to treatment in 2014. The examiner gave Doe's treatment history only "minimal" weight. In a similar vein, Doe had had disciplinary reports in prison at one time, but had had none in the previous eight years.
The hearing examiner also weighed several risk-mitigating factors. He gave full weight to Doe's advanced age, to Doe's educational attainments, religious conversion, and regular participation in religious services as a Jehovah's Witness. He gave some mitigating weight to Doe's family and community support systems, but ultimately concluded that the mitigating factors were "far outweighed" by the aggravating factors, thus resulting in the level three classification.
Doe challenged the classification. The Massachusetts Superior Court affirmed the Sex Offender Registry Board's (SORB) classification of Doe as a level three sex offender. On appeal, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals reversed and remanded.
TIMOTHY BELL v. ILLINOIS DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES is a 2014-15 Illinois federal civil court case which is related to the 2007 Illinois civil court case, ILLINOIS v. TIMOTHY BELL, and the 2002 Illinois criminal court case, ILLINOIS v. TIMOTHY BELL. In his most recent "jail house" lawsuit, the incarcerated Timothy Bell is suing in federal court to allow outside Jehovah's Witness Ministers to bring a portable "swimming pool" into the Rushville Detention and Treatment Facility, so that Timothy Bell can be "baptized" as an official member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. For unknown reasons, the Director of the RDTF has refused Bell's requests since 2013. What is the Rushville Detention and Treatment Facility, and what is Timothy Bell doing there, you ask?
Around 2002, Timothy Bell, then age 43, of Chicago, Illinois, was convicted of AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT and AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT, committed back in May 1998 in Chicago, Illinois. Timothy Bell was sentenced to 8 years in state prison. In 2007, as Timothy Bell approached mandated early release from prison, the state of Illinois brought civil charges against Timothy Bell to have Bell adjudicated under Illinois law to be a SEXUALLY VIOLENT PERSON, which occurred in a 2007 jury trial. To be adjudicated a SEXUALLY VIOLENT PERSON, the State had to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Timothy Bell had: (1) committed a sexually violent offense; (2) suffers from a mental disorder (Paraphilia NOS, Sexually Attracted to Non-Consenting Females); and, (3) is dangerous to others because the mental disorder creates a substantial probability that Plaintiff would engage in acts of sexual violence in the future. Under Illinois law, Timothy Bell was indefinitely incarcerated in the Rushville Detention and Treatment Facility until such time as it is determined that Timothy Bell is no longer a SEXUALLY VIOLENT PERSON, and he is "safe" to be either conditionally released or totally discharged from custody.
We simply want our readers to know that under the direction of the WatchTower Society, that the Elders at the Rushville, Illinois Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses are actively recruiting additional door-to-door Ministers from a state facility which solely incarcerates SEXUALLY VIOLENT PERSONS who after having served their prison term have been adjudicated to be too unsafe to be released into society. Additionally, despite the fact that the mere presence of an individual in this facility means that MULTIPLE PROFESSIONALS continue to judge that individual to be a SEXUALLY VIOLENT PERSON too unsafe for release into society, the WatchTower Society's own personnel have judged Timothy Bell to be worthy to become an official Jehovah's Witness Minister.
WILLIAM ERNEST SCOTT v. TEXAS PRISON was a successful 2010-11 Texas federal court civil rights lawsuit filed by the "unofficial" LEADER of the 23 Jehovah's Witness INMATES at the Huntsville, Texas state prison. William E. Scott and the other 22 Jehovah's Witness INMATES complained that the prison's policy which required that the JW Inmates could only hold their WatchTower meetings if such meetings were officiated by local Huntsville, Texas JW Elders Thelbert Blume or Jeff Syret was discriminatory given that Muslim inmates were permitted to hold their religious meetings without the presence of a "freeworld" Muslim clergyman.
Interestingly, William E. Scott (DOB 2/03/1959) was convicted in 1990 on two counts of AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD. (One can't help but wonder whether the 23 inmates at this prison who are professing to be Jehovah's Witnesses anxiously looking forward to the day when they will be able to enter the WatchTower Society's "PARADISE" have more in common than just religious beliefs.) William Scott's current projected release date is June 2015, but he may have already been paroled at least once in the past.
QUEENSLAND v. SIMON VIZZARD (2002-2021) and MEXICO v. SIMON B. VIZZARD (2003-04) are related international criminal court cases which involve an INTERNATIONAL CHILD PREDATOR who CONVERTED to the WatchTower Cult while he was serving a lengthy prison sentence in Mexico for CHILD SEX ASSAULT. See Page 7 of this section.
QUEBEC v. DANIEL ROY was a SERIES of 4 QUEBEC criminal court convictions and imprisonments between 1983 and 1990 for RAPES and rape-related crimes such as kidnapping, breaking and entering (home invasion), robbery, etc. (Apparently "sodomy" is not a crime in Quebec, because if it were, Daniel Roy would have been so charged in each of the four trials. The fact that any criminal could be caught, prosecuted, and imprisoned FOUR TIMES for forcible rape and kidnapping within a seven year period in any country on planet Earth condemns the LIBERAL Quebec legal and judicial systems as operated by FOOLS.)
Prior to his first conviction and imprisonment, Daniel Roy (born 1957) had started "peeping" his three younger sisters when he was 13 years-old. Soon thereafter, until he left home around the age of 18, Dan Roy engaged in every manner of sexual activity with his three younger sisters. As an adult, Roy also was a regular "window peeper".
From 1992 to 1994, while serving time in prison, Daniel Roy is recruited by the Jehovah's Witnesses in Quebec, and converts.
In November 1995, Roy is released from prison on condition that he accept hormone therapy to reduce his deviant sex impulses.
QUEBEC v. DANIEL ROY was Roy's FIFTH conviction and imprisonment. In September 1997, Roy was caught for the intentionally targeted home invasion and RAPE of a law enforcement-employed female for which he finally would be incarcerated for an indeterminate period.
HOW MANY RAPES did this SCUMBAG commit and never got caught??? Why would any organization -- much less a religious organization that requires door-to-door ministry of its members -- knowingly recruit this SEXUAL PREDATOR???
CALIFORNIA v. AARON L. APODACA was a California 2005-08 criminal court case which provides additional proof that the WatchTower Cult could care less what worthless POSs that it recruits through its nationwide Prison Ministries, so long as the WatchTower Cult can report an increase in its numbers.
In August 2004, the state of California matched Aaron Apodaca's DNA to an unsolved HOME INVASION - RAPE/SODOMY that had been committed in Alameda County in June 1995. Apparently, Aaron Apodaca's DNA had been databased during this CAREER CRIMINAL's most recent conviction and imprisonment, which included prior convictions for auto and residential burglary, auto theft, forgery using another person's credit card, and possession of narcotics for sale. When California law enforcement finally found time in April 2005 to travel to Corcoran State Prison to arrest and question Aaron Apodaca for that 1995 HOME INVASION - RAPE/SODOMY, Aaron Apodaca apparently proudly started off the interrogation with his announcement that he recently had converted to the Jehovah's Witnesses there in Corcoran State Prison.
Aaron L. Apodaca, age 34, eventually was tried and convicted of one count of forcible rape committed during a residential burglary, and one count of forcible sodomy committed during a residential burglary. Apodaca was sentenced to 25 years-to-life on count one. Apodaca's sentence on count two is not known due to re-sentencing. In any event, hopefully this typical California, worthless Hispanic POS will never be paroled, and will never be found knocking doors for the WatchTower Cult. (Notably, Apodaca's re-sentencing was appealed all the way to SCOTUS -- cert denied October 2008.)
BRITISH COLUMBIA v. DAVID BRUCE JENNINGS was a Canadian December 2011 "breach of recognizance"prosecution to which David B. Jennings, then age 48, pled guilty and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. David Jennings was then an "untreated" PEDOPHILE with a lengthy criminal record of sexually assaulting children of all ages and both sexes. In 1985, Jennings was convicted of fondling the genitals of two sisters -- 3 years-old and 5 years-old -- after gaining the trust of their parents, and being invited to stay at their home. In 1992, Jennings gained the trust of another family whom invited him to stay at their home. Jennings was later convicted of fondling the genitals of their 4 year-old daughter and 5 year-old son. In March 2011, Jennings again gained the trust of a family with five young children, and was invited to stay with them. Jennings was later convicted of fondling their 8 year-old son. Jennings also has numerous convictions for breach of probation for contacting children -- including joining churches and engaging in church activities which would permit Jennings to teach and babysit children.
Jennings first relocated to Kamloops in 1998 after the Edmonton Police Department released a "Public Notification" to warn the public that Jennings was an untreated sex offender who posed a risk to local children. Between 1998 and 2012, Jennings had continuous interactions with the police and the British Columbia judicial system. In mid-2011, Jennings was again found to be establishing contacts with children and was incarcerated. In October 2011, Jennings was again released from jail. The Kamloops Police Department issued a "Public Notification" to warn the community of the risk posed by Jennings, and included information about Jennings' modus operandi. Only two months later, in mid-December 2011, Jennings was arrested for the umpteenth time, and again pled guilty to "breach of recognizance" for hosting at his apartment "an adult Jehovah's Witness and a 13 year old boy". Thereafter, Jennings had contact with additional children at a Kamloops Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. That court record noted that "Jennings had initially lied to the RCMP about the circumstances" -- whatever that means. (Everyone who believes that that was the first and only time that Jennings had hosted Jehovah's Witnesses at his apartment, and that that was the first and only time that Jennings had attended a meeting at a Kingdom Hall, please send us your names and contact info so that we can sell such to Nigerian Jehovah's Witnesses.) Maybe, in addition to reforming its internal handling procedures regarding its own pedophiles, the WatchTower Society needs to begin training its door-to-door recruiters how to recognize and avoid CHILD PREDATORS who seek to exploit the eagerness of HALF-WIT Jehovah's Witnesses to make friends with just about anyone willing to listen to their foolishness for more than 30 seconds.
ILLINOIS v. CHARLES F. BOCOCK is an ongoing 2013-17 Illinois criminal prosecution. In June 2013, Charles Bocock, then age 35, of Chicago, Illinois, was arrested during a police online sting on charges of Indecent Solicitation of a Child, Traveling to Meet a Minor, and Unlawful Grooming. Charles Bocock allegedly had been attempting to meet up with a 12 year-old girl for sex. After Bocock was arrested, police searched his Chicago home and reportedly found numerous images of child pornography. Still awaiting trial, in a May 2017 media article, Bocock is quoted as saying that he passes time by "exploring his spiritual options through study and practice of Jehovah's Witness theology". It is unclear whether Charles Bocock was a Jehovah's Witness prior to being arrested, or whether Bocock is yet another jailed potential convert being proselytized by the WatchTower Cult.
NEW JERSEY v. WILLIAM F. DYKEMAN was the 2002-05 New Jersey criminal prosecution and conviction of SERIAL RAPIST William Dykeman, then age 43, of Asbury Park, New Jersey, on various charges relating to FOUR separate "VIOLENT, CRUEL" ABDUCTIONS and RAPES. Bill Dykeman was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years and maximum of 31 years in state prison. William Dykeman has used his prison term to become a devout Jehovah's Witness minister.
FLORIDA v. JAMES HUDSON SAVAGE was a 1988-90 Florida criminal court case in which this 26 year-old Australian National was convicted of robbery, rape, and murder, and initially sentenced to the death penalty. Savage had been brought to the United States by his adoptive Christian Missionary parents. The following pre-trial edited excerpt from the ORLANDO SENTINEL speaks for itself:
Joy From, a 46-year-old Jehovah's Witness, says she knows and loves a different James Hudson Savage. [Joy] From, who has visited Savage in the Brevard County jail nearly every day for 10 months, said he is "so gentle, so tender ... I can't believe they have portrayed him to be a monster like they have". Savage is accused of murdering Barbara Ann Barber, a Brevard County interior decorator, last Thanksgiving eve. [Joy] From met Savage through her ministry work nearly a year ago. She was distributing pamphlets door to door in Melbourne when a man asked her if she was aware that one of his fellow countrymen, an Australian, was in jail. The man showed her a clipping about Savage's Nov. 23 arrest. [Joy] From said she wrote Savage and sent him a religious pamphlet. He wrote back immediately, she said, and their jailhouse visits began. Now she sees him nearly six times a week, discussing religion, his boyhood and his case. ... [Joy] From has been instrumental in bringing Savage's case to the forefront in Australia through her letters and telephone calls. She said she also has fought here to make sure that he is treated adequately, writing letters to jail administrators and state prison inspectors about his confinement. [Joy] From describes her relationship with Savage, whom she calls Jamie, as "as close as two people can get. Our love is stronger and greater than the oneness you share in a marriage". But she could not marry Savage unless he became a Jehovah's Witness because her religion prohibits interfaith marriages, she said. "People ask me if I'm not afraid of him because of all the terrible things he's supposedly done. I ask them, 'Are you afraid of a teddy bear?', because that's what he is, just a teddy bear", she said. "I can tell you from knowing Jamie as I do, there is no way he could have hurt anyone", From said. She said she hopes the truth will prevail during the trial and that Savage will be freed.