FARMINGTON, New Mexico – A Waterflow man was arrested Friday on suspicion of criminal sexual penetration of a child younger than 13.
Michael McKinney, 36, allegedly sexually molested a 12-year-old male relative in 2010, according to a press release from the San Juan County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies learned of the incident from a tip received on Dec.18. During the investigation, McKinney confessed to sexually molesting the boy and told detectives he was sorry for what he had done, according to the press release.
McKinney was booked into the San Juan County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash-only bond.
Ricky Haywood-Watson, 37, has been charged with Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child and Indecency with a Child.
A Harris County physician has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse against four children.
Ricky Haywood-Watson II, 37, is accused of abusing four children ages 4 to 10. One of the children made an outcry to their mother last year, saying Haywood-Watson had been abusing them, officials said.
Haywood-Watson is being held on $400,000 bond. His arraignment is set for Monday, Jan. 11.
A spokeswoman for Baylor College of Medicine confirmed Friday afternoon that Haywood -Watson was a surgery resident at the college. He has been placed on administrative leave there pending the outcome of the investigation.
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BEND, Oregon -- a Deschutes County jury has convicted Alfredo Hernandez of sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl. The 61-year-old man's wife was babysitting the victim and her younger brother when he offered to take the kids on a walk to Kiwanis Park in southeast Bend.
The abuse occurred at the park and was seen by four people who intervened to stop it. One man grabbed the kids and removed them from danger until police arrived.
The jury returned a unanimous verdict on Friday, convicting Hernandez of three counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. He will be sentenced on January 22.
A former Indy race car driver has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for child sexual abuse.
The Naples Daily News reports that 45-year-old Jon Herb pleaded no contest in court Monday to lewd and lascivious molestation and 13 counts of child pornography possession.
Court records show that Herb was arrested in October 2013 after his estranged wife found 243 pictures and three videos on Herb’s laptop of Herb engaged in a sexual act with a 4-year-old girl.
Herb made 16 starts in the Indy Racing League from 2000 to 2007. The racing website champcarstats.com reports that Herb raced twice in the Indianapolis 500, finishing 27th in 2001 and 32nd in 2007.
A Rock Island man on Friday pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of a child.
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Prosecutors said the alleged victim had just turned 12 when the abuse occurred in February 2015.
In exchange for Mr. Dunbar-Wilson's plea, prosecutors dismissed a weightier Class X charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child which carried a possible penalty of up to 30 years in prison.
From a maximum of 30 years down to 7 - that's a good deal for him. Not so good for the children he is liable to sexually assault when he gets out.
Mr. Dunbar-Wilson was represented by attorney Aaron Dyer. The case was prosecuted by Assistant Rock Island County State's Attorney Jennifer Gardner.
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An Amarillo man was indicted last month in Potter County on two felony counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14 and one count of indecency with a child, according to court documents released this week.
Court documents claim that Jesus Jose Herrera, 34, abused children from as far back as 2008 and continued with different victims until April 2015.
Law enforcement officers were alerted to claims of continual sexual abuse after interviews at the Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center, which assists abused children and non-offending family members, according to court documents.
He is currently being held in Potter County jail on the three counts with a total bail amount set at $175,000.
With the two first degree felonies and one second degree felony, Herrera faces life imprisonment with an additional combined fine not to exceed $30,000.
URBANA, IL — A rural Rantoul man who admitted he sexually molested a child in his care last summer was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison.
Judge Brett Olmstead imposed the sentence on Moses Spears Jr., 57, whose last known address was in the Fountain Valley Trailer Park.
Assistant State's Attorney Claire Sharples-Brooks said Spears admitted that on June 29 he fondled the victim underneath her clothing and that he made her fondle him over his clothing. The acts occurred at Spears' home.
The child said Spears instructed her not to tell family members. However, she reported the conduct to a parent and an investigation was launched by the Champaign County sheriff's office.
Because of prior convictions for drug-related offenses and residential burglary, Spears had to be sentenced as a Class X felon to between six and 30 years.
Sharple-Brooks sought the maximum sentence while Spears' attorney, Assistant Public Defender George Vargas, asked for a sentence closer to the minimum of six years.
More serious charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child were dismissed in return for Spears' plea. State's Attorney Julia Rietz said the plea agreement spared the girl from having to testify in court.
Spears also had convictions dating to 1989 for domestic violence, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of weapons by a felon. He was on parole for the weapons offense at the time he was arrested for the sex case.
Larry Hayden, 50, another Rantoul man, was found guilty in November of child sex abuse and sentenced to life.
By ARIANNA PICKARD World Staff Writer
A Tulsa County judge on Monday sentenced a man to life in prison without parole for sexually abusing a 14-year-old family member while he was on probation for sexually abusing a minor child.
District Judge Sharon Holmes’ sentence for Jimmy Lee Fields, 70, followed the recommendation of a jury that convicted him Dec. 4 of one count of child sex abuse after a previous conviction of the same crime.
Fields’ second child sex abuse charge was filed when a 14-year-old family member reported in November 2014 that Fields had inappropriately touched her on multiple occasions over the course of the summer, according to an affidavit.
The girl told investigators that Fields had touched her breast under her shirt after she told him that her chest was hurting, the affidavit states.
She also said Fields had on separate occasions touched her breast over her clothing, her inner thigh while she sat on his lap and her groin area over her clothing, according to the affidavit.
During a police interview, Fields admitted to touching the girl’s breast but said he had been feeling for lumps.
He also admitted to grabbing her breast on another occasion and touching her thigh but denied placing his hand on her groin, the affidavit states.
Fields acknowledged that performing a breast exam on the girl was wrong and that grabbing her breast was inappropriate, according to the affidavit.
District Judge William LaFortune in August sentenced Fields in his first child sex abuse case for acts he committed while on probation, court records show.
Fields had been on probation since 2004 after serving nearly four years of a 15-year split sentence for sexually abusing a minor child, Oklahoma Department of Corrections records show.
LaFortune ordered Fields to serve 14 years in prison after the state presented evidence that while he was on probation he committed child sex abuse and failed to register as a sex offender, court records show.
Holmes granted the state’s request to run Fields’ no-parole life sentence consecutively with the 14-year term, Assistant District Attorney Andrea Brown told the Tulsa World.
After the sentencing Monday, the state dismissed an additional count of failure to register as a sex offender, Brown said.