WACO, Texas (KWTX) The McLennan County Grand Jury this week named eight defendants in a total of 16 indictments that charge sexual activity or injury to children.
Joselito Gomez, 24, was named in seven separate indictments, four of which charge aggravate sexual assault of a child and three that charge indecency with a child by contact.
According to the indictment on December 27, 2014, the defendant had genital-to-genital contact, oral-to-genital contact and manual contact with the victim’s sexual organ and breasts.
Pedophile calls police on himself
Toby Gager, 24, was charged by indictment with indecency with a child by contact based upon an arrest affidavit that said Gager, himself, called police to report he had inappropriate sexual contact with a 4-year-old.
Jamie Johnson, 35, was named in a three-count indictment that charges one count of injury to a child and two counts of assault.
An arrest affidavit shows on June 4, 2015, a fight broke out in front of the victim’s house during which the victims’ mother, who also ended up being a victim, pulled up in front of the residence and watched as the suspect and others yelled at the victims, 10- and 18-years-old, to come outside.
When the mother, 45, tried to stop the fight, she, too, was hit, pushed and kicked.
A neighbor heard the fight and was able to break it up, the affidavit said.
Frances Holbert, 31, was named in a single-count indictment that charges her with injury to a child.
According to the arrest affidavit, on January 12, 2011 the defendant admitted to using a belt to whip a 5-year-old, after which CPS became involved and provided photo evidence of bruises on the child’s legs and back.
Laura Martinez, 31, was indicted on one count of injury to a child in connection with a June 29, 2015 incident when Waco police were called to investigate a report that two children had been left without supervision. The children’s father returned home and found them alone, an arrest affidavit said.
Agustin Osorio, 42, was named in a single-count indictment charging him with continuous sexual abuse of a young child.
The indictment says between January 1, 2008 and December 1, 2010, Osorio had routine inappropriate sexual contact with a child.
Jose Vela, 53, was named in a two-count indictment charging him with aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by contact.
The indictment says Vela had inappropriate sexual contact with a child on at least two occasions.
Austin Barron, 21, was indicted on one count of sexual assault of a child.
The indictment shows Barron had sexual contact with an underage victim.
UNION COUNTY, South Carolina —A 19-year-old previously charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor is facing a new child sex charge, according to the Union County Sheriff’s office.
Peters is awaiting trial for criminal sexual conduct with a minor charge from October 2015.
Peters is being held in the Union County Jail. A magistrate denied him bond on Thursday. Peters will have to go before a circuit court judge for another bond hearing.
Kate Jacobson Sun Sentinel
|Husband, wife arrested in child sex abuse case, police say|
A man and his wife are accused of sexually abusing two girls over a period of three years, police said.
James and Valerie Jackson, of West Palm Beach, were arrested Thursday.
West Palm Beach police said a 15-year-old girl told investigators she was sexually abused by James Jackson starting from when she was 12, and that Valerie Jackson knew about it. She said on one occasion, Valerie Jackson touched her breasts, police said.
Another woman, who was 22 when she told police of the abuse but said she was 17 when the sexual abuse happened, said she also was one of James Jackson's victims.
According to the arrest report, the girl told police James Jackson, 46, would have what he called "sessions" where he would teach her, the older woman and a boy about sexual activities.
He would often show the group pornography, police said.
Valerie Jackson, 45, would oversee the sessions, police said, and sometimes participate. The children were instructed to perform acts on one another and on James Jackson.
The woman who is now 22 said that when she became 18, James Jackson forced her to listen to his lectures on sexuality and have sex daily, according to the arrest report.
James Jackson is charged with sexual battery, showing obscene material to a minor, possessing photographs of a sexual performance of a child and battery. He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail without bail.
Valerie Jackson is charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and child neglect. She is being held in lieu of $60,000.
Daviess County prosecutors charged 37-year-old Adam Woodworth with 11 counts of felony incest.
Woodworth was charged last August with more than a dozen child sex crime charges in Livingston County, including statutory sodomy, child molestation, sexual misconduct, sexual trafficking of a child and child abuse.
Authorities said the new charges stem from the same initial investigation.
Woodworth is currently being held in Ray County on the new charges.
|Daviess Co. Missouri|
By: KAKE News
WICHITA, Kansas (KAKE) -- Law enforcement sources confirm to KAKE News that a Mayberry Middle School teacher has been released on $75,000 bond following his arrest on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
Sedgwick County jail records show 55-year old Terry Couch was booked Wednesday. The alleged incident happened at Couch's apartment, where it is reported that he inappropriately touched a girl.
Couch was released on bond Friday afternoon.
Couch is listed as P.E. teacher at Mayberry Middle School. His staff profile also says he coaches the school's girls track team, and is the head cross country coach at Wichita West High School.
KAKE News reported earlier this month that a staff member was under investigation for possible sex crimes, and they had been placed on administrative leave during that investigation.
One parent at the school expressed her concern; "With these child abuse charges, they are very sensitive," said Shavonne Weigand, "the last thing I want to do is tell a young kid that she is wrong or that this didn't happen but at the same time, knowing him and...how he has worked with kids and girls and done cross country. Why after so many years would he choose to touch anybody, inappropriately."
Weigand says that some of the students are supporting Couch. "None of this makes sense," Weigand added.
The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office says there is the possibility Couch will appear in court on Monday.
Kurt Hanson Daily Herald
A Lehi man arrested in August on allegations of sexually abusing two minors entered not guilty pleas Friday in Provo’s Fourth District Court to 26 separate charges related to the abuse.
The suspect, Paul Bryant, was arraigned Friday before Judge Samuel McVey as he entered not guilty pleas to the following charges: 15 first-degree felony charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, four third-degree felony charges of tampering with a witness, and seven class A misdemeanor charges of sexual battery.
|Lone Peak, Utah|
Police reports state in March 2011, a male victim told Lone Peak police that Bryant had sexually abused him several times since 1998. During a period of about seven years, the victim told police he remembered being sexually assaulted by Bryant at least 15–20 times.
On Aug. 3, 2015, an underage female victim told Lone Peak police she too had been sexually abused by Bryant. The victim said the abuse happened when she was 12 and 13. The victim said Bryant would tell her “he would never hurt her,” reports state, though the abuse happened on numerous occasions.
During police interviews, Bryant told officers he didn’t abuse his victims and said they were lying, reports state.
Juan Resendiz Ibanez, 61, accepted terms of a plea agreement in Collier County stemming from his February 2015 arrest in Immokalee. If he's released from prison, Resendiz Ibanez will remain on probation for up to 15 years.
The 9-year-old victim told her mother that Resendiz Ibanez abused her repeatedly between the summer of 2014 and winter of 2015. Each time, Resendiz Ibanez would take her to a park, molest her and initiate sexual contact inside a car, the victim said. An estimated number of encounters wasn't included in an arrest report.
The victim's mother became suspicious when she spotted what appeared to be a hickey on the girl's neck, leading the victim to disclose the abuse, according to an arrest report. Resendiz Ibanez refused to speak with detectives at the time of his arrest, the report said.
The Daily News is withholding the victim's relation to Resendiz Ibanez to protect the identity of a sexual abuse victim.