Jessi Dreckman ozarkcountytimes.com
Crystal Boulay, charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child younger than 14, is scheduled to have a jury trial Dec. 21-22 in Wright County. A pretrial conference will be held Nov. 22 in Ozark County. Boulay, represented by public defender Lauren Kate Welborn, filed a change of venue motion earlier this year. Boulay was charged in July 2015 after the mother of a 3-year-old child that Boulay was babysitting suspected the girl might have been sexually abused.
The mother took the girl to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, and an emergency room nurse there told Ozark County Deputy Tiffany Neill that the injuries were consistent with the details the 3-year-old had provided about Boulay’s actions. The child told her mother that “bubbles” were used during the alleged sexual abuse. Two bottles of bubbles, hand soap, hand sanitizer and a sexual assault kit were turned over to the authorities as evidence in the case.
After Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Warren Wiedemann conducted a polygraph test on Boulay on July 2, 2015, the officer reported that “Crystal showed deception during the exam.” After the test, Boulay reportedly described an incident of sexual contact with the girl when the child “was sleeping beside her on the couch,” according to the affidavit. Boulay reportedly told the officer she was sorry and she “did it because she loved [the girl],” the statement says. Boulay then asked for a lawyer, and the interview ended.
An Enoch man accused of sexually assaulting a child waived his rights to an initial review of the evidence Wednesday.
David Mangiaracina, 45, was arrested on multiple child molestation charges in May.
His attorney, James Park, told Judge Keith C. Barnes in 5th District Court Wednesday that his client had opted to forego the preliminary hearing.
An arraignment has been scheduled for Aug. 17 when Mangiaracina is scheduled to formally enter a plea in the case at that time.
Park told The Spectrum & Daily News that it is still too early to tell whether the case will head to trial. “Nothing is definitive at this point,” Park said. “The state is still reviewing the discovery currently. We won’t know until we can look at it and maybe have our own experts look at some things as well.”
Mangiaracina is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, in addition to one count of forcible sexual abuse of a child, a second-degree felony.
According to the probable cause statement filed in the case, an alleged underage female victim told authorities that Mangiaracina had inappropriately touched her multiple times.
Reports indicated that the alleged victim told investigators about three separate incidents: one from 2012, one from 2013 and one from February of this year.
The alleged victim was 12 at the time of the first incident.
Mangiaracina was released from the Iron County Jail on $100,000 bail in May under the condition that he does not pursue any additional contact with the alleged victim.
Cortland, New York - An 82-year-old Cortland man has been accused of sexually abusing a girl over the course of about seven years.
Arthur Ward, of Elm Street, was arrested Tuesday after a seven-month-long investigation by the Cortland Police Department. A girl who is less than 11 years old disclosed to law enforcement officials that she was sexually abused by a family acquaintance, according to Cortland Police Lt. Richard Troyer.
The criminal investigation commenced in January of this year. Troyer said the victim was interviewed at Cortland County's Child Advocacy Center about the alleged abuse and revealed she was sexually abused on numerous occasions from September 2006 through August 2013.
Ward has been charged with 58 counts of first-degree sexual abuse, for alleged sexual contact with a person under the age of 11. He also was charged with 12 more first-degree sexual abuse counts, related to sexual contact with a victim under age 13, according to police.
In addition, Ward was charged with two felony counts of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and one felony count of attempted first-degree sexual abuse, which alleges forcible compulsion against the victim.
Police also charged him with two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Ward was arraigned in Cortland City Court and sent to the Cortland County jail with bail set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. Further court proceedings are being scheduled.
Seems like awfully small bail to me.
Each count of first-degree sexual abuse carries a possible sentence of up to seven years in state prison, if the defendant is convicted.
LAMAR COUNTY, Texas -- A Brookston man accused of sexually abusing a Lamar County child for more than a year appeared in court for a hearing Tuesday.
33-year-old Chevy Lambert faces charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, sexual assault of a child, and four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Lambert was arrested in March after the allegations were reported. He is scheduled to appear again for a pre-trial hearing July 19.
By KTUU Staff
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers are searching in Kobuk for a man wanted on multiple sexual assault charges from last year. Troopers say the man may have received help in hiding from authorities.
According to a dispatch posted online, 53-year-old Clifton R. Sun is wanted on charges of sexually abusing a minor, sexual assault and assault. The charges stem from an incident in May 2015 involving a 14-year-old victim.
“Troopers have been actively searching for Sun in and around the community since the initial report,” troopers wrote Tuesday. “Troopers believe that previously some people were assisting in hiding and supporting Sun’s ability to remain free on these serious offenses.”
Troopers went to Kobuk on Tuesday after receiving reports that Sun had been seen in the community over the last week. Anyone with information on Sun’s whereabouts is asked to contact Kotzebue-based troopers at (907) 442-3222.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously by calling Crimestoppers at 561-7867.