A former Louisville Metro Police lieutenant was arrested Thursday after he was accused of sexually abusing a child.
Sean Jackman, 46, of Louisville, allegedly abused a girl from approximately 2001 to 2005 starting when she was 10 years old, according to an arrest citation.
He was arrested around 1 p.m. Thursday at his home and charged with one count each of first-degree sodomy, second-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree sexual abuse, court records show.
Jackman started with the Louisville Police Department as a recruit in February 1992 and retired from LMPD in December 2015, said police spokesman Alicia Smiley in an email.
A review of Jackman's personnel file provided by the department showed dozens of commendation letters and no disciplinary actions.
According to Courier-Journal archives, Jackman was promoted to lieutenant by former Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson in June 2008.
Jackman was arraigned in Jefferson District Court on Friday, court records show. He is being held in Metro Corrections on a $10,000 cash bond.
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. — A Tuscaloosa man has been arrested sex crime charges, including child sex abuse, authorities announced Friday.
Anthony Dwight James, 39, is facing charges of rape and sodomy in the first and second degree, as well as a charge of sexual abuse of a child less than 12.
Lt. Richardson of the Tuscaloosa Police Department says James lived with the victim.
James is being held at the Tuscaloosa County Jail on bonds totaling $240,000.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A former middle-school choir director is facing prison time after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a female student.
Authorities say that while employed as choir director at H.B. DuPont School in Hockessin, Smith repeatedly raped a student from April 2010 to August 2012, starting when she was 13 years old.
Smith was arrested in November after a two-month investigation prompted by a Crime Stoppers tip.
He was charged with 27 counts of rape and other sex crimes.
ELIZABETHTOWN — A Garland, NC man was arrested Thursday and charged with several sex crimes against a child.
“We take any allegation of sexual or physical abuse of a minor very seriously,” said McVicker. “Cases like this get the highest of priorities. I am glad we were able to make an arrest in this case. Hopefully no other child will be molested by this man.”
Maldonado was charged with one count of crime against nature, one count of statutory rape of a child by an adult, one count of statutory sex offense with a child, one count of sexual act by a substitute parent and one count of an attempt of the same crime. Maldonado was also charged with taking indecent liberties with a child.
Maldonado remains in the Bladen County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond.
OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Oklahoma - Oklahoma County inmate, Joanna Cortez, was found unresponsive in her cell on Thursday afternoon.
The 39-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday, charged for enabling sex abuse on her own children. Police say she allowed 33-year-old Johnny Samples to rape her two daughters.
Vernier says the 9-year-old daughter was also sexually assaulted by Samples on multiple occasions in front of her mom. The police report shows she was forced to watch her mom have sex with ten different men, forced to watch pornographic movies, forced to eat out of a trash can, and beat with an extension cord and a hanger.
“These girls did nothing to deserve the type of abuse they endured,” said Officer Vernier.
On Tuesday, both Samples and Cortez were booked into the Oklahoma County Jail after months of investigation.
Mark Opgrande, Public Information Officer for the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, said, “In this case, she was put on suicide watch immediately when she came in.”
Opgrande said this is protocol by the nature of her serious charges. “They come in here and their whole life is turned upside down. So they’re trying to go through this adjusting period of what is my life going to be now? What do I do next? So we like to monitor those people for several days sometimes,” he said.
The day after Cortez was arrested, the mental health staff evaluated her in jail. Opgrande said the staff determined that she could be moved to a single cell and monitored every 30 minutes.
At 1:37 on Thursday afternoon, Cortez was seen alive and alert. At 2:05 p.m., a deputy found her unresponsive in her cell.
The medical examiner confirms she committed suicide. The cause of death is asphyxiation by hanging.
By Reformer Staff
CONCORD, N.H. >> Dwight Smith, 44, of Hinsdale, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.
A joint investigation by the New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations Manchester, and the Hinsdale, New Hampshire Police Department resulted in the seizure of a computer and an external hard drive from Smith's Hinsdale residence. A search of those devices revealed dozens of videos and several hundred still images of child pornography.
Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2017. The defendant faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison, at least five years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.
The case was investigated by the New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Task Force in conjunction Homeland Security Investigations Manchester, and the police departments of Hinsdale, Manchester, Portsmouth, and Hampton.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nick Abramson.
In February 2006, the Department of Justice introduced Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
Investigators with the Montreal police's sexual exploitation unit are looking for potential victims of an accused child lurer.
Police arrested François Roy, 24, on Tuesday in Montreal's Rosemont neighbourhood.
The case involves two alleged victims in Montreal and Quebec City who advertised their services as babysitters on Kijiji. Investigators have reason to believe that more young girls were targeted by Roy.
He is facing several charges, including internet luring.
Police allege that Roy posed as a single parent named Francis who needed a babysitter, only to eventually send explicit text messages to his alleged victims and ask them to send him nude photos.
Roy is five feet and five inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has short brown hair and brown eyes. Roy also has a moustache and a beard.
Anyone with information is urged to call 911.