February 29th, 2024
- Jackson County prosecutors Wednesday charged an Independence man, who police detectives identified as “a leader in a local scout troop,” with five counts of possession of child pornography. - Prosecutors charged Timothy Fry, 40, of Independence, Wednesday. - Independence police arrested and questioned Fry about disturbing images and videos found on his iPhone, according to a court document. - A tipster alerted Independence police about child sexual abuse material on Fry's cell phone. - A search of a message thread with another person in the phone's Session App revealed more than 50 images of child...

February 23rd, 2024
A former youth pastor and educator was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison plus probation stemming from his arrest last year for child pornography. As the result of a plea deal, Edward Kelly

February 23rd, 2024
The assistant director of Chaparral Baptist Assembly Camp in Iowa Park has been jailed on charges of Indecency with a Child through Sexual Contact. Nathan Lee McDonald was arrested Wednesday by Wichita County Sheriff’s deputies.

February 20th, 2024
On February 15, 2024, State Police in Lowville arrested 24-year-old Dylan C. Hoch Sr. of Glenfield, NY for Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child (A-2 felony) and Endangering The Welfare of a Child (A-misdemeanor). Mr. Hoch is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse on 10 occasions over the course of two years, with a female child, who was between the ages of 10 and 12 at the time of the incidents. Hoch was arraigned in Lewis County CAP court and remanded to the Lewis County Public Safety Building in lieu of $50,000 cash bail. 

February 9th, 2024
- Richard Alcalade, 26, was arrested Tuesday, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). - A private school teacher and coach in Lakeland was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. - Alcalde was hired as teacher and boys’ soccer coach at Star Athletes Academy, located at 3151 Hardin Combee Road in Lakeland, in August 2023. His employment has been terminated, according to the sheriff’s office and a school administrator on campus. - Sheriff Grady Judd said the girl was not his student, but they met at the school. - The teenager told detectives that Alcalde gave her...

Boy Scout employee arrested in Molalla for sex abuse of minor

Date Shared: February 7th, 2024
Date Released: February 6th, 2024
February 7th, 2024
Peter Collins Simpson, 28, an employee of the Boy Scouts of America has been arrested for sex abuse of a minor in Molalla, Oregon according to police. On Feb. 1, a Molalla Police officer was on patrol when he came across a car after hours at a park. The officer interviewed the driver identified as 28-year-old Peter Collins Simpson. Police then interviewed a minor in the back seat of the vehicle. The Molalla Police Department says information provided by the minor led to the arrest of Simpson for the charge of Sex Abuse III. Molalla P.D. says the minor...

January 31st, 2024
First Baptist Church in Benton has been named, along with other Baptist organizations, in a civil lawsuit involving a 2009 sexual indecency case that resulted in the arrest of the Benton church’s music minister. In 2009, David Kent Pierce, who was 56 at the time of his conviction, was formerly a music minister at Benton’s First Baptist Church for 29 years until he was fired following the investigation. Pierce pleaded guilty in 2009 to 54 counts of sexual indecency with children, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. He was convicted in August 2009 by the Saline County Circuit Court and...

Sex crimes yield no jail time for music minister

Date Shared: January 31st, 2024
Date Released: January 22nd, 2013
January 31st, 2024
A former Clinton Minister of music has entered guilty pleas on multiple child sexual abuse charges, but 50-year-old John Langworthy will not serve any jail time. Langworthy, who pled guilty to five charges of gratification of lust involving five males, received ten years for each count, which was suspended. He received five years probation, and will have to register as a sex offender. Langworthy was facing eight counts of sexual gratification. The crimes took place between April 8 of 1980 and Dec. 31 of 1984. Defense attorneys had argued that the statute of limitations had run out,...

January 28th, 2024
Boy Scout volunteer, David Lee Nelson, 41, of Redmond, Wash. admitted to hiding cameras in S Bar F Scout Ranch bathrooms and pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography and two counts of attempted production of child pornography.  The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, followed by a term of supervised release of up to life.

Houston fugitive wanted for sexual assault of child

Date Shared: January 14th, 2024
Date Released: January 13th, 2024
January 14th, 2024
Gilberto Hernandez Moreno, 49, is wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child between 14 and 17-years-old. According to authorities, on May 9, 2022, officers arrived at the 10000 block of Haddington Drive near Memorial City after reports of child sexual assault. While they were investigating, the victim claimed sexual abuse and said they were sexually assaulted by Moreno multiple times.

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