Jessica Lunsford was abducted from her home by repeat sex offender John Couey when she was nine. After her notably horrific murder, her father pursued legislation for stricter sex offender monitoring, resulting in the Jessica Lunsford Act. Jessica would be 17 today.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: A recent undercover sting in Mobile, Ala., provides a window into the secret world of coded language pedophiles use online. And it’s shockingly simplistic.
On March 21, 2006, a judge in the second jurisdiction in which Lafave was facing charges denied her plea agreement. That prosecutor later dropped the charges, a victory for Lafave, who had already avoided jail time in the other jurisdiction. An examination of the case of the teacher who was too pretty for prison.
A Colorado couple was arrested after police say they were caught in a sting operation in which they set up a meeting with a pedophile, who was to bring his daughter, 6, to a motel for sex. When police intercepted the couple, however, it was obvious they were planning a sting of their own.
The trial of Mariano Antonio Castro, 58, of Santa Anna, Calif., began on February 6, 2013, for allegations that he sexually assaulted a female relative regularly over the course of nine years, from age 8-17, impregnating her at the age of 11. The unnamed girl had the child at age 12, and kept it, but the abuse continued.
Friday, January 22, 2010, started out like any other typical winter’s day in North Ridgeville, Ohio, until Duane Hurley was found bludgeoned to death in his home, and young Danny became the prime suspect. Danny’s confession confirmed what police already suspected, but shocked all those who knew them both.
Convicted Scottish serial killer Robert Black, 65, is back in court this time in an attempt overturn his 12th life sentence. In January 2013 his attorneys argued that at his 2011 murder trial the judge improperly allowed evidence that made the convicted serial killer look, well, like a serial killer.
Driven into isolation by other children because of his deformed hands, this Japanese necrophile would eventually grow up to act out his vengeance on little girls, strangling them with his hands, drinking their blood, and in one case, eating his victims hands.
On January 5, 1993, child rapist and killer Dodd became the first inmate legally executed by hanging in the U.S. since 1965. His last words were, "I was once asked by somebody, I don’t remember who, if there was any way sex offenders could be stopped. I said, ‘No.’ I was wrong."
Ronald Van Der Plaat, 78, a Dutch-born man convicted in New Zealand for the 23-year incarceration, rape, bondage and torture of his daughter, 9, has been found in violation of the terms of his parole.