Pedophile Tracking Trucker Arrested in FL, Police Seek Other Possible Victims

A truck driver suspected of abusing several children was arrested in Florida and brought back to Oregon to face charges.

Little John Patrick Marcus, 40, was apprehended in July after the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office issued warrants for his arrest.

Marcus faces 19 charges, including encouraging child sex abuse, use of a child in a sex display, online sexual corruption of a minor, luring a minor and failing to register as a sex offender.

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Police are worried there may be more victims in the Portland metro area and possibly around the state because Marcus drove trucks for a living. They are asking the public for more information about Marcus.

Milwaukie police began investigating Marcus in November 2013, police spokesman Greg Elkins said. They have so far identified several victims, but did not release their locations.

Marcus is being held at the Clackamas County Jail on $500,000 bail.

Anyone who has information about Marcus or any other possible victims is asked to call Milwaukie police at 503-786-7500.

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Pedophile Tracking Bradenton, FL Man Charged With Traveling To Have Sex With Children

A Bradenton man was arrested Thursday on charges of traveling to have sex with two children, according to federal prosecutors.

William Daniel Thompson, 67, had his initial appearance in federal court Friday and is being detained pending trial.

According to a release from U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, Thompson faces a minimum of 10 years up to a maximum of life in federal prison if convicted of attempting to persuade, induce and entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual conduct.

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An FBI special agent last Wednesday noticed an advertisement in Craigslist’s “all personals” section mentioning a single white male seeking a “family dynamic,” according to a criminal complaint.

For the next day, officials said Thompson emailed the undercover agent and indicated he wanted to have sex with agent’s supposed children, ages 10 and 13.

On Thursday, Thompson traveled to Altamonte Springs in Seminole County to meet the minors’ father for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct, according to a release. That’s when he was arrested.

Thompson admitted to law enforcement officers he had traveled there to meet with the father of the two children with whom he had been emailing, according to the release.

“Thompson stated that his purpose in going to Altamonte Springs was to explore the possibility of having sex with a 10-year-old girl,” according to the release. “The investigation revealed Thompson has been involved in the bondage, dominance, sadomasochistic lifestyle for about 10 years.”

The case was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ilianys Rivera Miranda.

According to the release, the case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the U.S. Department of Justice to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse. The initiative is led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to prosecute those who sexually exploit children and rescue victims.

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, go to projectsafechildhood.gov.

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Private Detective: Lexington Woman Assaults Husband With Baseball Bat

Lexington police arrested a woman they say attacked her husband with a baseball bat.

Officers were called out to a home on Carlisle Ave. shortly after 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

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When they got into the house, they found a man with a head injury who needed to go the hospital. After asking him a few questions, they determined the man’s wife, Debra Gill, had hit him with a small baseball bat during a domestic dispute.

She was arrested on assault charges and taken to jail.

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Pedophile Tracking Twin Brothers Out on Bond

There has been a major development in the child pornography investigation involving two elderly twin brothers who once served as Boy Scout leaders.

They’re now out of jail.

The Cassidy brothers have bonded out of jail and one of their alleged scout victims believes that’s a crime itself.

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The two have been lying low for almost two weeks at their Mason Headley home. They have not responded to requests for interviews with LEX 18. Their release has been unsettling news for one of their victims, who wished to remain anonymous.

“They need to be in jail the rest of their lives. That’s all there is to it,” says the victim.

He says Jerry Cassidy allegedly sexually abused him on a Boy Scout camping trip in the 1960s.

“It was back when I was 8 or 9 years old,” he says.

The victim came forward after the Cassidys’ arrest last month when police raided their home and charged them with child porn. Investigators say they found hundreds of images of damning evidence and journals, including photos of young boys tied up, naked and kissing each other.

“They don’t need to be out on the street, they’re going to hurt somebody else. They’ve hid behind the church for too long,” says the victim.

Lexington police say the brothers could face additional charges very soon.

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Fraud Investigation Jury Duty Scam in Franklin County

A familiar jury duty scam is targeting Franklin County residents.

According to Sheriff Pat Melton, a man has been calling people in the area and identifying himself as Lt. Paul Gamble with the sheriff’s department and requesting money because the residents have missed jury duty.

The sheriff says his office does not have anyone by that name. He says the scam artist is using a cell phone number out of Louisville.

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Apparently, the scammer tells people they have missed jury duty and have to pay a fine of nearly $1,000 or he’ll have them arrested.

The sheriff says if you get a call like this, don’t give the caller anything.

Sheriff Melton says another scam artist targeted a Franklin County resident Thursday about winning a publisher’s clearing house sweepstakes and wanted that person to send them $200 for tax purposes before they delivered the check.

The sheriff says if you think you’re being scammed, save the scam artist’s number and call the sheriff’s department.

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Missing Person Dee Ann Keene of West Virginia

West Virginia State Troopers are looking for new leads in a missing person case that has been under investigation for seven months.  Dee Ann Keene was last seen on Feb. 28, 2014 at the home an acquaintance in Renick.

On Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, officials with the Lewisburg Detachment of the West Virginia State Police announced that a $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads them to Keene’s location.  State Troopers are working with the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department, the Greenbrier County Prosecutors Office and the Greenbrier County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

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According to a news release from the State Police, the investigation seems to indicate that Keene “has met a very unfortunate end.”  Troopers are still hoping for the best.  They are asking that anyone with information on her location to come forward and either bring Keene home safe or bring closure to her family.

Information can be called in to Cpl. Blevins at 304-647-7600 or 304-256-6700. In order to collect the reward money, the information provided must lead to the location of Dee Ann Keene.

Reward offered for information that leads to the location of Dee Ann Keene.

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Wrongul Death Man Indicted in Brutal Attack Death of Elderly Man

A grand jury has indicted a Lexington man on murder in the beating death of an elderly man.

Cory Etherington was charged in the death of 87-year-old John Tully, who was attacked on July 11 and left outside the Old Farm Apartments with multiple injuries. Tully was found by a neighbor in a breezeway and taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital, where he later died.

Police arrested Etherington a day after Tully’s murder on an unrelated charge. He was later charged with murder but police did not say how they came to the connection.

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Back in July, Etherington pleaded not guilty to the murder charge. LEX 18 reached out to Etherington in the Fayette County jail for his side of the story, but jail officials said the murder suspect “has mental health issues that prevent him from being interviewed.”

His ex-wife, Shannon Martin, said she was not surprised to learn he was accused in a brutal killing.

“I want to see him never see the light of day again. The death penalty would be fantastic, but I don’t see that happening because I’m sure he’ll plead insanity,” said Shannon Martin.

In 2013, Etherington was arrested after, police say, he punched his grandmother in the face then charged at officers. Officers say they had to use a Taser on Etherington to get him under control.

Police said then that Etherington is bipolar and hadn’t taken his medication when he attacked his grandmother. She was taken to the hospital and treated for a cut on the head.

Etherington will be arraigned on murder and tampering with physical evidence charges on Sept. 25.

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Cold Case Arrest Made in 40 Year Old Louisville Homicide Case

A Louisville detective cracked a cold-case more than 40 years old, and a man now faces charges in the death of his stepson.

A grand jury indicted Lawrence Beck, 65, on a murder charge earlier this week. His 20-month-old stepson, Michael Sanders, died in December 1971.

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The child’s death was ruled a homicide at the time, but there wasn’t enough evidence to make an arrest. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Diane Arnold says a Louisville Metro Police Department detective worked, “to track down many of the witnesses, to find as much new information as she could, and really to get a doctor to look at how the child died and if the injuries were consistent with what the suspect had said.”

Police arrested Beck in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

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Private Detective: Woman Sentenced in Shooting Fueled By Facebook Feud

A Mason County woman who admitted to shooting her half-sister in the head over a Facebook feud has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars.

According to the Maysville Ledger-Independent, 30-year-old Ankara Alvarado pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree assault and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

She was originally charged with attempted murder.

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She was indicted in October 2013 accused of allegedly shooting her half-sister, 24-year-old Arica Woodruff, in the head after the two got into an argument on Facebook.

Woodruff was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital and later released.

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Wrongful Death Fourth Suspect in Toddler Shooting Turns Self In

A fourth man wanted in connection to the murder of a Louisville toddler last month has surrendered to police.

An arrest warrant was issued for 19-year-old Demarkus Tramber Monday in the Aug. 27 shooting that killed 16-month-old Ne’riah Miller and injured her mother, Cierra Twyman, who was holding the child on their front porch on South 37th Street in Louisville.

Twyman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Three other men, William McLemore, Trey Anderson and Michael Dunn have entered not guilty pleas in the case.

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Not many other details have been released about the case and the men’s roles or motive in the shooting are not clear.

A family member said that a man approached the porch before 6 p.m. and shot both the mother and child before fleeing.

The family told police they were receiving death threats due to increased police presence in the neighborhood since the shooting.

Originally, police believed it was a drive-by shooting, but have since determined the gunman was on foot.

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