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I Thought That Lady Was Dead

Posted by shadmia on July 2, 2011

Melvin L Jackson, 49, of Kansas City, certainly raises depravity to new heights. There are two quotes from this story that stand out and give a horrifying insight into the mind of Melvin L Jackson. Read more here

Melvin L. Jackson was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in broad daylight — then telling police, “I thought that lady was dead.”


When police tried to interview Jackson, 49, he allegedly blurted, “Did that lady say I did something to her?”

If Jackson was just trying to make himself bad, he did an excellent job. How can anyone try to morph a sexual assault charge into a case of necrophilia. His defense/excuse was that he thought it was okay to have a forced sexual encounter with this woman because he thought she was dead. This happened in broad daylight in a public place. I hope his lawyer tried to bring an insanity defense before the court. 

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Valynne Bowers Sentenced for Child Abuse

Posted by shadmia on April 5, 2011

Valynne Bowers, 41, had her day in court on April 4, 2011. She stood in front of Judge John Morris. She had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of forcible sex abuse, second degree felonies, for having sex with a 14-year-old student who attended the school where she taught, Bountiful Jr. High School. She faced a possible 1 to 15 year sentence on each count.

Valynne Bowers was the second of two teachers who had been charged with having sex with the same under-aged boy. Linda Nef, 47, the other teacher involved, was sentenced to 3 years to life in jail.

Before being sentenced Bowers stood before the judge and said:

“I just wanted to let my victim know how truly sorry I am and how remorseful I am. … I’m sorry for the pain him and his family have suffered,”

Her defense lawyer, Rich Gallegos, had asked the judge to be lenient with her and consider giving her probation with one year in jail. He claimed that it was the boy who initiated contact with her and that she was not a sexual predator.

“She’s a people-pleaser. She doesn’t know how to say no to people. … She was lonely and she was getting attention. Even though it was illegal, it was still attention.” However, the attorney said, “She acknowledges it’s her fault and not his.”

Prosecutor Rick Westmoreland on the other hand, argued for the maximum sentence, 15 years on each of the two counts, saying she was in a special position of trust as a teacher and fully deserved being given the maximum. He said a stiff sentence would send a message that people must be able to send their kids to school without fear.

“She knew what she was doing, and she continued doing it,” Westmoreland said. “Society needs to feel safe and feel like they can trust teachers.”

Judge John Morris held up a stack of letters that supporters had written on Bowers’ behalf but said it was his responsibility to punish her on behalf of society. “This is not an easy thing to do,” Morris said. “It is not disputed that you accomplished a good deal of good in your 10 years as a teacher.”

“The thing that stands out the most is the conduct with the victim was repeated over a period of months… You did not choose to say no and address the situation in a different fashion.” said Judge John Morris. “But this really isn’t a popularity contest. The thing that stands out the most is the conduct with the victim was repeated over a period of months. … You did not choose to say no and address the situation in a different fashion.”

In the end the judge agreed with the prosecution and sentenced Bowers to the maximum, 15 years on each count for a total of 30 years.

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Posted by shadmia on February 22, 2011


Its official and written into the Guinness World Records: Sex sells, well at least is the most expensive domain name in the world. According to the technology blog TechCrunch, was sold for $13 million by Escom to Clover Holdings on 17 November 2010.

The domain name which was owned by Escom LLC was sold as part of their bankruptcy proceeding to Clover Holdings Ltd. The negotiations were handled by, a domain name auction company. has a history of controversy. It was originally registered by entrepreneur Gary Alan Kremen in 1994, but was stolen by convicted conman Stephen M. Cohen in 1996, who was reportedly making $500,000 a month from advertising on the site. Cohen was eventual convicted of the theft and served prison time in addition to being ordered to pay $65 million. Read more about its history here.


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Valynne Bowers Pleads Guilty

Posted by shadmia on February 14, 2011

Valynne Bowers, 41, is the second of two teachers to plead guilty to having sex with the same underage student at Bountiful Jr. High School. She plead guilty on Feb.14, 2011, to two counts of forcible sex abuse, a second-degree felony and will be sentenced April, 4, 2011 before Judge John Morris. She faces a possible 1 to 15 year sentence on each count. The student was 14 years old at the time of the abuse. Before the plea bargain was reached Bowers was charged with 5 counts of rape and 3 counts of forcible sodomy – all 1st degree felonies – and faced a possible life sentenced if convicted. See more about the background of the case here.

Linda Nef, 48, the other teacher involved with the boy, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child. The boy was only 13 years old when the abuse began. She has been sentenced to 3 years to life.

While both the prosecution and the defense called the deal a good one, they were each hoping the judge would hand down very different sentences.

Valynne Bowers’ defense attorney, Rich Gallegos, called it a “fair resolution.”

“I think it’s good for the victim. It’s good for Valynne,” he said. “I think it’s middle of the road.”

“She’s made some strides while this case has been pending and we’re going to ask the court to consider probation,” he said.

Prosecutor Rick Westmoreland concurred that it was a good resolution to the case.

“This was a deal when it was all said and done, it was the best-case scenario for everybody involved. I think it was best for our victim. … It protected him from having to get on the stand,” he said.

“We’re going to be asking for prison,” he said. “We think this is a matter that it should be a prison case.”

Bowers faces a possible sentence of one to 15 years for each count. Prosecutors said they intend to ask for the maximum penalty on each and that the sentences run consecutively, meaning she could be sentenced to 30 years in prison. What eventually happens to Valynne Bowers will be in the hands of Judge John Morris who will preside over her sentencing on April 4, 2011.

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Doctors Accused of Child Sexual Abuse

Posted by shadmia on October 12, 2009

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Ordinarily parents would have no hesitation in taking their child to see a pediatrician. However, in the case of Dr. Mark Blankenburg, 53,  prosecutors have raised serious doubts as to whether he was practicing medicine or was using his medical license to practice pedophilia.

Dr. Mark Blankenburg of Hamilton, Ohio has been charged with 54 offenses, ranging from gross sexual imposition to bribery to drug trafficking and various other offenses. His bail was set at $1 million. He is accused of abusing four young boys all between the ages of 8 and 15. Most of the offenses occurred in his office while conducting medical examinations.

Dr. Mark Blankenburg’s twin brother, Scott – who is also a pediatrician – with whom he shares a house, was also charged with a total of 22 counts, including multiple counts of child abuse. His bail was set at $500,00. Both brothers are charged with possession of child pornography also found inside their home.

Prosecutors allege that the brothers engaged in a long term pattern of sexual abuse of young boys stretching back as far of 1990. The victims would be offered money and drugs to keep the abuse quiet. They each face separate trials. The trial of Dr. Mark Blankenburg is ongoing. His brother Scott’s trial is scheduled for April of next year.

One patient says Blankenburg, who was also his Little League coach, began molesting him when he was 13 and gave him $200.

Another patient was 14 or 15 when Blankenburg molested him and stuck $200 in his hand as he left an examining room. A third was about 14 when he was assaulted and also given money, he said.

A fourth has said he was around 8 years old when Blankenburg first fondled him.

The father of one of the victims talks about how the encounters with Dr. Mark Blankenburg affected his son. See video clip below.

Click link for background and full coverage of this trial.

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Melissa Huckaby Faces Death Sentence

Posted by shadmia on September 11, 2009

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Melissa Huckaby, 28, accused in the death of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu, will likely face the death penalty. She was indicted in July on charges of murdering her daughter’s playmate and drugging two other people.

Deputy District Attorney Thomas Testa said he will seek the death penalty. He is seeking a speedy trial because younger witnesses he may call to testify will have a harder time remembering specifics about what happened.

Huckaby is charged with kidnapping and murdering Sandra, according to the indictment, along with lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 and rape by instrument.

Sandra’s body was found after an intensive search, in a suitcase discarded in a pond not far from where she lived.

A gag order has been placed on all parties involved in the case by Superior Court Judge Linda L. Lofthus, who has also sealed documents in the case, including the autopsy and toxicology reports and documents relating to a defense motion to exhume Sandra’s body.

In addition to the murder of Sandra Cantu, Melissa Huckaby faces charges that she attempted to poison two other people: a 7-year-old girl, identified only as “Jane M. Doe” and a Daniel Plowman. She is also charged with child abuse related to the 7-year-old-girl who was “in her care and custody.” She is scheduled to appear again in court of Sept. 25.

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Pre-Teen Brothers Guilty of Vicious Attack

Posted by shadmia on September 4, 2009

It is not unusual to hear in the news about victims of brutal attacks. This story however shows the depths of depravity and inhumanity that some people are capable of perpetrating on others. The various acts of torture, abuse and forced sexual activity are in themselves cause to recoil; but the realization that neither the victims nor the attackers had even reached puberty should make each and every one of us pause and say — WTF!!?!

Two brothers in Britain aged 10 and 12, from the town of Edlington, near Doncaster, pleaded guilty to luring two young boys, aged 9 and 10, into a secluded area of woodland and ravines to see some animals — and then torturing them in an attack so violent it left one of the victims pleading to be left alone to die.

The two young boys were robbed, beaten with sticks and stones, stabbed, burned with cigarettes, forced to eat nettles, had their genitals stomped on, forced to have sex with each other and told to commit suicide as part of their grotesque torture.

Prosecutors charged the two aggressors with attempted murder but, so as to spare the two young victims the further trauma of having to testify in court, accepted lesser charges of robbery, intentionally causing grievous bodily harm and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

See video clip below

This was not the first time the brothers had been in trouble. They in fact both had a history of violence. The 12-year-old had already appeared in court four times for acts of violence. His younger brother had been reprimanded for a variety of crimes, including assault.

The names of all the boys involved have been withheld due to their ages. However, in my opinion, the crimes that the two brothers committed were so horrible and adult-like that their names and addresses should be made public and published so that the world can be wary of two monsters that walk among us.

Below is a copy the news report widely distributed in the media.

9/3/2009, 9:20 p.m. EDT


The Associated Press

(AP) — LONDON – A pair of British brothers pleaded guilty Thursday to luring two young boys into a clearing to see some animals-and then torturing them in an attack so violent it left one of the victims pleading to be left alone to die.

The attackers, aged 10 and 11 at the time, robbed, beat, and stabbed their victims with sticks and bricks. One child, aged 10, had a sink thrown on to his head, while his nephew, aged 9, was forced to eat nettles. At one point the young tormentors tried to force the victims to have sex with each another.

None of the children can be named for legal reasons.

So violent was the attack that prosecutors charged the aggressors with attempted murder-making them some of the youngest ever accused of such a crime in Britain. Media here compared the case to the shocking death of James Bulger, a 2-year-old abducted from a shopping center near Liverpool in 1993 by two 10-year-olds who punched him, beat him with bricks and hit him with an iron bar before leaving his body on a railroad track.

Britain’s prime minister weighed in, calling the case “disturbing.”

The pair denied attempted murder, but admitted lesser charges of robbery, intentionally causing grievous bodily harm and causing a child to engage in sexual activity. Prosecutors at Sheffield Crown Court, in northern England, said they would accept the pleas, in part to spare the young victims the ordeal of a trial.

The April 4 assault came to light when a group of girls in the former English mining town of Edlington found the 9-year-old stumbling around, spattered in blood, with a cut on his arm which went down to the bone. His uncle was later found unconscious, naked from the waist down, with a large cut to the head and bruising around his neck.

Prosecutor Graham Measures told an earlier hearing that the younger boy said he and his uncle went to a secluded area of woodland and ravines with the brothers, who said they wanted to show them some toads and foxes.

It was then that the brothers turned on their victims, stealing a small amount of cash and a cell phone. They then began beating them with sticks and bricks, at one point stabbing the younger child in the arm and then jamming cigarettes into the gaping wound. His genitals were stamped on, and his eyelids were burned with cigarettes. He was forced to smoke, eat nettles and then ordered to commit suicide.

He said he then picked up a stick and put it into his mouth to convince his attackers he was harming himself.

The uncle received even harsher treatment, having a broken sink smashed against his head and a noose rung around his neck. The younger brother told police that his uncle pleaded with the attackers, saying: “Leave me, I can’t see. Leave me to die.”

The 9-year-old said the attack only ended when the brothers said they had to go to meet their stepfather-although one brother warned his sibling that they should not leave before killing their victims.

The brothers had a history of violence. The 11-year-old, now 12, had already appeared in court four times for acts of violence. His younger brother had been reprimanded for a variety of crimes, including assault.

They lived with five other male siblings and their 36-year-old mother in a run-down home on a different part of town before being moved to a foster home in Edlington about a month before the attack.

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Valynne Bowers Goes To Trial

Posted by shadmia on August 29, 2009

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40-year-old Valynne Asay Bowers, accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy, who was a student at the same high school where she taught math – Bountiful Junior High – will go to trial. She faces 8 felony charges: five counts of rape and three counts of forcible sodomy. The charges carry a possible life sentence if she is found guilty.

Bowers is the second teacher to face charges of having sex with the same boy. Linda Richins Nef has already pleaded guilty to having sex with the boy when he was 13 years old. She has been sentenced to 3 years to life in prison.

For complete background details on this story check the following:

  1. Boy Has Sex with 2 Teachers
  2. Teachers worry about child victim
  3. Linda Nef Takes Plea Deal

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Bowers was ordered to stand trial by Second District Judge Jon M. Memmott after a preliminary hearing determined that there was enough evidence to warrant one.

During the preliminary hearing, a police officer read aloud a confession and letter of apology that Bowers wrote with detectives. Investigators had apparently encouraged her to write the letter, telling her that it might help her case.

“He came to me as a responsible adult,” Bowers allegedly wrote in the letter. “I violated so much trust.”

“He was dealing with more than an adult can handle,” she wrote. “I just tried to be a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.”

Bowers said she “tried to be a strong shoulder he could lean on.”

Bowers lamented, however, “I began to lean on him. I didn’t realize how lonely and depressed I was . . . “

She added: “I had no right to treat him as an adult. I’m sorry for all the damage I caused.”

The boy also gave testimony at the hearing. He said he was the one who initiated sexual contact with his teacher. He went to her classroom after school, even though Bowers no longer was his teacher, and rummaged through her desk. He also sent her text messages and taught her guitar lessons at her home.

Yes, he said, he looked at pornography. Yes, members of his music band — some 17 or 18 years old — talked with him about sex. Yes, his family, in particular his stepfather, talked openly about intercourse because “he just likes to joke about it,” the boy said. And yes, before he and Bowers had sex for the first time, he told her that he thought she was a “pushover.”

Prosecutors, however, argued that as a teacher, Bowers was in a position of special trust and should never have engaged in sexual behavior with the child. That position of trust is why she was charged with first-degree felonies as opposed to lesser charges.

“A teacher doesn’t stop being a teacher when the bell rings,” prosecutor Richard Larsen said. “She was a teacher in his school. By nature of that position, they have authority over you.”

Bowers’ defense attorney, Rich Gallegos, noting that no sexual conduct occurred at school, and that Bowers was not the boy’s teacher at the time of the alleged crimes, argued there was no teacher/student (special trust) relationship.

Rich Gallegos said there is ambiguity in the law on the issue of “position of trust.”

“The law’s not clear. There’s no appellate guidance. So, this will be an issue of first impression. But, as the court indicated, it’s a factual issue that will ultimately be determined by a jury,” he said.

“The question is whether she used her position as a teacher to exploit this kid and I don’t think the facts support that,” Gallegos said. “He was not her direct student. He went to her classroom to obtain personal information so he could pursue her after hours.”

According to testimony from police and the boy, the boy initiated contact with Bowers in December 2008 by showing up at her after-school math study sessions. He got her cell phone number by using her phone to send himself a message, then began texting and talking to her about his troubled past – including being sexually molested as a younger child – and other personal problems.

Later, the communications became joking and teasing, then sexual.

They first had phone sex, according to testimony. Then, on Jan. 2, they had sexual intercourse. The boy said they had sex twice that first time; Bowers said it was three times.

A week or two later the boy began giving Bowers 30-minute guitar lessons at her home, where they had sex every Friday night until Feb. 27. Bowers told police she tried to end the relationship, but the boy threatened to harm himself.

The relationship finally ended in early March when Linda Nef, 46, another Bountiful Junior High teacher who had a sexual relationship with the same boy when he was 13 years old, went to police and told them about herself and Bowers. She received a 3-year-to-life sentence.


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Teacher Paid Student for Sex

Posted by shadmia on August 24, 2009

Melissa Andreini

Melissa Ann Andreini, 28, a special education teacher who taught at the Helper Junior High School in Helper, Utah resigned her position on August 3, 2009 after being charged with three counts of third-degree felony unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

She is accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old male student, a ninth grader, who attends the same school but was not in her any of her classes. Not only is Andreini accused of having sex with the teen but also of paying him, on at least three different occasions, $500 after having sex. Court documents did not specify whether the money was payment for having sex or payment to ensure the teen’s silence.

The mother of the 15-year-old boy heard about the relationship with the teacher and went to her house to confront her about it on July 3rd. According to court documents, Andreini admitted to the mother that she did indeed have sex, multiple times, with her son and paid him a total of about $1,500. The mother reported the incident to the police and Andreini was arrested and charged with three counts of third-degree felony unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

Andreini was booked into the Carbon County jail and released after posting $10,000 bail. Her first court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 28th before Judge Douglas Thomas Price. If convicted, Andreini faces up to five years in prison on each count.

Robert Cox, special programs director for the Carbon County School District said that Andreini was hired as a special education teacher in the fall of 2006. She submitted a letter of resignation to the district on Aug. 3.

“We take very seriously the safety of our students,” Cox said. “We want our students to feel safe and feel comfortable in school. We regret that this would happen in our district or in any other district.”

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Rodell Vereen and Sugar

Posted by shadmia on July 30, 2009

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Rodell Vereen, 50, of Longs, S.C. was having an affair with a 21-year-old, named Sugar. He would only come looking for her at night when no one else was around. He had to be very careful because he had been caught once before and got into a lot of trouble. However, he was confident that his lover would never tell on him, it was the other woman, Barbara Kenley, that he had to watch out for. The reason Rodell had to be so careful was that Barbara owned Sugar. Sugar was her horse and she certainly did not approve of the relationship.

What Rodell did not know was that Barbara suspected something was going on. She had noticed several weeks ago that Sugar was acting strange and getting infections again. She noticed things in the barn had been moved around; dirt had been piled up and bales of hay stacked near the horse’s stall at her Lazy B Stables. Barbara suspected Rodell had returned to visit her horse, but she had no proof.

It was on Thanksgiving Day 2007 that Barbara had found him asleep in the hay by her horse, who had been locked in her stall. A mound of dirt and a stool were behind her. Rodell Vereen was arrested and charged with buggery. On July 21, 2008 he pleaded guilty.

He was sentenced to three years of probation, ordered to undergo mental health counseling, placed on the state’s sex offender list and told not to go near Lazy B Stables.

Barbara spent several nights at the stables, which are about four miles from her home, but didn’t find anything. So she installed surveillance cameras, and when she reviewed the footage from July 19, she couldn’t believe she was seeing the same man doing the same thing to her horse.

“Police kept telling me it couldn’t be the same guy,” Kenley said. “I couldn’t believe that there were two guys going around doing this to the same horse.”

Barbara now had her proof. She told officers she had video of Rodell Vereen “having relations” with one of her horses on July 19, according to a police report. “I had given police surveillance video before and they weren’t able to identify him,” Kenley said. “And I wanted to catch him firsthand.” She wanted to make sure he was arrested. So she staked out the barn.

On Monday night, Kenley said she went to check on the horses and saw an unknown vehicle parked near her property. Kenley found Vereen behind a barn where the horses are kept and pointed a shotgun at him. Kenley called police on her cell phone and waited for officers to arrive.

“He was very subdued,” Kenley said. “He was like … cold. He may have been in shock.”

Kenley said she asked Vereen what he was doing at the barn and that he said he was looking for a bathroom.

“I told him he was full of crap,” Kenley said. “He apologized and said he didn’t mean to hurt me.”

When the police arrived, Vereen admitted to them that he did have “relations” with a horse on July 19. He was charged with buggery, trespassing and probation violation. He is being held on $30,000 bail.


That stable was my getaway, my stress relief,” said Kenley, who has owned the stable for 20 years. “Everybody has a place they like to go to get away. Now it is totally destroyed. It is the only thing I have in life.”

“I have a false sense of security right now,” Kenley said. “When they arrested him before I thought that was the end of it. Now all of my insecurities are back. I can’t go out there at certain times because I am afraid.”

A family member said Wednesday that Vereen was diagnosed with a “mental disease more than 10 years ago.

“He’s supposed to be on medication but I don’t believe he’s been taking it,” said Beulah Vereen. “He’s not a violent man, I know.”

Vereen has had mental problems for several years, but seemed to get better after getting court-ordered treatment last year, said his brother, the Rev. James Vereen, who lives just down the street from his brother and the stables.

“He’s done all right when he was on the medicine. I don’t know if he is still taking it,” said James Vereen, who added his brother has kept to himself a lot in the last few months.

Vereen will have a probation hearing at 9 a.m. Monday at J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, according to Richard Laskill, a senior agent for the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.

A judge will likely determine if Vereen will serve the remainder of his three-year suspended sentence for the 2007 buggery charge.

“Hopefully he won’t get out,” Kenley said. “My goal is to get him away from me and my property.”

“In 20 years I’ve never had a problem like this,” Kenley said. “I never knew people did such a thing.”

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