Showing posts with label Sex With Minor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sex With Minor. Show all posts

September 19, 2016

Anal Sex Age Down-Under Lowered


On Thursday night Queensland Parliament voted to lower the legal age for consensual anal sex from 18 to 16. Before this, Queensland was the only Australian state or territory to differentiate between sexual acts and age of consent.
The change in legislation also amends terminology used in the Criminal Code, swapping "sodomy" for "anal intercourse," in an effort to reduce discrimination against young people in the LGBTQIA community.

 These changes effectively upgrade the last of Queensland's "archaic" legislation around consent. The laws were originally written at a time when homosexuality was illegal, and sexual relations between men were punishable with prison time. Queensland only decriminalised homosexual sex in 1991, while these new changes bring the state in line with the rest of the country.

 Health Minister Cameron Dick told the ABC that the reform would protect young people—homosexual or not. "By removing anachronistic value laden language and ensuring equality in the age of consent, the bill will not only improve sexual health outcomes, but also mental health outcomes for young Queenslanders," he said.

 Prior to the bill passing, underage people who participated in anal intercourse could technically face a maximum of 14 years in jail. This provided a disincentive for young people to seek sexual healthcare and information, while creating some sense of legal uncertainty for medical professionals when treating patients.
Queensland AIDS Council executive director, Michael Scott, told the Chinchilla News these updates would alleviate these problems.
"Withholding [safe sex information] could have serious implications for a young person's medical treatment, particularly as unprotected anal intercourse is the highest-risk behavior for transmission of HIV," he said.
Twenty-eight LNP members voted for the new laws on Thursday, along with the Labour Government. Two members of Bob Katter’s Australia Party were the only MPs to openly oppose the amendments

 Angela Skujins

November 20, 2015

5 Ft Long Subway[Fogle] Sentenced on Child Sex Crimes- Take {an interactive look at his life}


Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesperson, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of sex crimes and possession of child pornography. He agreed earlier to pay $1.4 million in restitution to his 14 victims.

The timeline below chronicles Jared Fogle's rise to fame, removal as a Subway spokesperson, and eventual criminal sentencing. 
Please include the following citation to source the data used in these visualizations:
Data is sourced from Gracenote, Indystar.

March 26, 2015

Anti Gay Pastor and NYPolice Officer Having Sex with Minor in His Church

NYPD cop Vladimir Sosa appears for arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court on Tuesday.

NYPD cop Vladimir Sosa appears for arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court on Tuesday.

A 38-year-old Bronx cop who also is a pastor was arrested Tuesday on charges of having sex with a 16-year-old girl he met at his church youth program, officials said.
Officer Vladimir Sosa, a seven-year NYPD veteran, was arraigned Tuesday night in Bronx Criminal Court on third-degree rape, sexual misconduct and child endangerment charges. 
“He abused his two positions of authority, both public and vestal,” Bronx Assistant District Attorney Joelle Morabito said.
Sosa is an evangelist who studied theology at the United Christian College in North Carolina, according to his Facebook page.
He is affiliated with the Iglesia Metodista Libre El Remanente on E. 180th St. in Tremont, the Bronx, where he met the teen, but often travels to preach at other houses of worship, said colleague Fernando Gonzalez, who helped found the church in 2001.
Gonzalez couldn’t believe the charges the Bronx cop is facing.
“It’s not true,” he said, adding that he’s always trusted Sosa with his three daughters. “It’s being made up.”
“Vladimir might have been trying to help the female in question with her spiritual life,” he said. “It might have happened that because of her young age, she confused the situation.
But a family friend of the victim, who want to remain anonymous, described the girl as an “innocent” who was seduced by the older man.
“She’s doing very bad ... she used to be a top student, a virgin, a girl that was in love with God and this man seduced her,” said the woman, who also knew Sosa. “She is crying, very depressed ... I can say that he destroyed her life.”
“This man used to be a good man, but only God knows when he let the devil take control of his life,” she said.
The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau took Sosa in for questioning at the apartment he shares with his mother at the Bronx River Houses on Tuesday morning, officials said.

NYPD cop Vladimir Sosa attends this church, the Inglesia Metodista Libre El Remanente, which is located on the second floor of 535 East 180 St. in the Bronx.SAM COSTANZA/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

NYPD cop Vladimir Sosa attends this church, the Inglesia Metodista Libre El Remanente, which is located on the second floor of 535 East 180 St. in the Bronx.

“We don’t know what’s going on,” his mother, who asked not to be identified, said Tuesday evening. “We can’t say anything right now.”
It’s believed that Sosa, who works at the 46th Precinct in Fordham, and the girl were romantically involved for at least seven months last year. He had consensual sex with the minor at least three times, thesources said.
All of the illicit hookups took place at Sosa’s apartment, according to court papers.
The teen’s family learned of the relationship when the girl’s mother found some incriminating texts on her child’s cell phone last month.
The teen admitted the relationship to her mom, who alerted authorities, according to police.
Sosa’s attorney, Cary London, said there is no physical evidence to back up the girl’s claims.
“There has never been a situation where they have been alone in the same room together,” London said.
Sosa, who kept his head bowed during the arraignment, was released on his own recognizance, despite Morabito’s request for $25,000 bail.
A man who identified himself as Sosa’s brother refused to comment at the cop’s home.
“The truth will set everyone free, just like the Bible says,” he said.

pictures: NYDaily News

December 4, 2014

(ALL-in-ONE) Oral Sex, One Bad Dude, Stabbing, Extortion, Craig List, One Minor and HIV

                                       Elliot Youden                       (aka) Fat Man, Dirt Bag

I reported on the story when Elliot Youden, the adult acting worse than a very bad minor was charge for having sex with a minor and not telling him he was HIV. As in a box of chocolates you never know what you got until you tasted all of them. On this trial which we could not report too many specifics before because it involves a minor,. When all the chips were in everything came out differently as it was talked about before and during the trial. 

We don’t know wether a 16 yr old boy that placed an ad for sex at Craig list was doing it to experiment on sex or to sell sex. What we know now is the 16 yr old became the victim. The bad guy who used the boy to both get sex and money…What a deal! But as in life everything that goes around comes around. The dirt bag which I will keep referring to Elliot as dirt bag, because he is and fat man not just because he is but because it sounds more realistic and drama-like.

 Elliot Youden had a conversation with the minor and tried to get him to come to him for sex. Somehow the minor changed his mind but the dirt bag of Elliot Youden had the conversation in text and use that to bring the minor to him with threads of divulging the conversation and texts to the minor’s family and the world, that he was going to have sex with a man and was gay. Not only did Elliot had the minor blow him but he also asked the boy for $500.00

Desperate the poor kid went in search of the money and could only raised less than half. The teenager came back with the loot but he was so desperate and piss off that he brought a knife also. It is not known wether the kid brought the knife with him to scare the ‘fat man’ or to do real damaged. He had to borrow some of the money from his mom and even then he only had less than half than the guy asked. Just imagine the desperation on the this kid’s face. I can see it and it makes mad! He figured that fat man had him by his little balls and was not letting go. What a disaster and turn of events. 
This is not what he had in mind when he thought he was being sleek by placing that ad on Craig list. So when the teenager came with the loot the fat man tried to intimidate him more but this time the kid stabbed this dirt bag. Strangely and in a way that it is almost funny it was the fat man who had to call the police to get help for his wound. 

The fat man made up a story about the kid robbing him and staving him. He forgot to mentioned he was extorting the money from the kid, having sex with a minor and not mentioning that he was HIV.   A simple blow job was not going to damage the already embarrassed kid but the laws on HIV have not change in most places where some believed that even a kiss would give a person AIDS. So he was charge with putting this kids life in danger even though that stupid charge did not stick because it was a stupid charge and overreached by the Prosecutor. The only thing that sticked was the bad breath from doing a dirt bag fat man.

In this case the Police in Ottowa was not going to buy the story of the fat man besides the kid was already at his last nerve and he spilled the whole enchilada to the cops. Now who was in trouble? 
 Yes you guessed it. 

This is how it was reported in the Ottawa today:
An HIV-positive man warned by police against extortion quietly pleaded guilty last week to demanding $500 from a 16-year-old boy he met online.
Elliott Youden, 33, copped to a single count of extortion. A charge of aggravated sexual assault -- laid because he'd allegedly not disclosed his HIV-positive status during a sexual encounter with the boy -- was withdrawn.
Youden got two years of probation and the equivalent of 90 days of time served.
The former public servant was arrested on Sept. 27 after calling the cops claiming he'd been stabbed.
In testimony at Youden's Oct. 1 bail hearing -- which can now be reported because his case is resolved -- Det. Anne Menard said officers learned Youden had met the boy on Craigslist and arranged to meet for sex.
The boy got cold feet but Youden threatened to expose the teen's trawling for gay sex, Menard said.
He demanded $500.
The boy could only come up with $200 -- he borrowed $60 from his mother -- and he met Youden at the man's apartment.
According to Menard, oral sex took place then the boy stabbed Youden in the abdomen.
She also testified that cops had cautioned Youden after an April 2014 encounter in which he allegedly threatened to expose a government defence employee for surfing Craigslist for sex.
"Mr. Youden was officially warned by the detective about extortion," Menard said, adding no charges were laid.
Youden was acquitted in June of an unrelated aggravated sex rap stemming from a 2010 encounter with a young man.
Twitter: @ottawasuntonys

November 15, 2014

Lawyer succesfully defends alleged Sex Offender but gets fired

This undated photo provided by the California Department of Correction shows Los Angeles school district teacher Elkis Hermida, who was sentenced in 2011 to three years in prison for lewd acts against a child. The Los Angeles school district has come under criticism for successfully defending a sexual abuse lawsuit by saying a 14-year-old girl willingly had sex with Hermida, her middle school math teacher. The girl is appealing the case because the judge allowed evidence of her sexual history to be presented and because the district's lawyer blamed her for willingly meeting the teacher at a motel for sex. Photo: California Department Of Correction, AP / California Department of Correction
Photo By California Department of Correction/AP 
This undated photo provided by the California Department of Correction shows Los Angeles school district teacher Elkis Hermida, who was sentenced in 2011 to three years in prison for lewd acts against a child. The Los Angeles school district has come under criticism for successfully defending a sexual abuse lawsuit by saying a 14-year-old girl willingly had sex with Hermida, her middle school math teacher. The girl is appealing the case because the judge allowed evidence of her sexual history to be presented and because the district’s lawyer blamed her for willingly meeting the teacher at a motel for sex.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles school district removed a lawyer Friday who successfully defended it from a sexual abuse lawsuit in which he told jurors that a 14-year-old girl was partly responsible for having sex with her middle school math teacher.
The trial victory spared the cash-strapped district a potentially pricey verdict, but news of the trial strategy and remarks by attorney W. Keith Wyatt that crossing the street was more dangerous than deciding to have sex with a teacher drew criticism.
"Mr. Wyatt's comments yesterday were completely inappropriate, and they undermine the spirit of the environment we strive to offer our students every day," Dave Holmquist, general counsel for the school district, said in a statement. "Our deepest apologies go out to the young woman and her family, who were hurt by the insensitive remarks of Mr. Wyatt."
Wyatt, who had worked with the district through an outside firm for 27 years and had 18 cases pending, declined comment.
The girl who lost the case is appealing because the judge allowed evidence of her sexual history to be presented and because Wyatt blamed her for consenting to the sex.
"She lied to her mother so she could have sex with her teacher," Wyatt had told KPCC, which first reported the story. "She went to a motel in which she engaged in voluntary consensual sex with her teacher. Why shouldn't she be responsible for that?"
The teacher in the case, Elkis Hermida, was sentenced in 2011 to three years in prison for lewd acts against a child.
The Los Angeles Unified School District claimed it was unaware of the relationship between the teacher and student and was cleared last year of wrongdoing by a civil jury in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The girl was not awarded damages for the emotional trauma she said she suffered during a five-month relationship with the teacher.
The case presents an apparent inconsistency in the standard for sexual consent in California criminal and civil cases.
In criminal cases, a 14-year-old girl is too young to consent to sex. Wyatt, however, cited a federal court decision that said a minor could consent to sex in some circumstances.
The federal case cited by Wyatt relies on a California Supreme Court decision about jury instructions in an incest case, said Mary Fan, a law professor at the University of Washington. The creative application of the language was probably never envisioned by the state's high court.
"Some language plucked out of the original case has grown to monstrous proportions," Fan said. "Pretty soon it looks like a viable argument. When a court accepts it, it just grows into its own beast."
Lawyers and advocates for sexual abuse victims said the legal tactic was surprising.
"I was shocked. I've done sexual abuse cases against school districts before and I've never seen the persistence of this argument," said Holly Boyer, who filed the appeal for the girl. "I've never seen this at all that the victim willingly participated in this and that they should bear some responsibility in their injuries."
Boyer said there were enough red flags that the school should have been aware of the teacher's conduct.
He was seen hugging other girls and began to groom the victim at age 13 through texting, phone calls and exchanging photos, Boyer said, adding that the sexual abuse began when the girl was 14 and some of it occurred in the classroom.
Boyer also plans to argue that the girl's sexual past should not have been allowed into evidence. Such evidence is barred in criminal cases where rape shield laws exist, but not always in civil actions.
"It's terrible, but not unusual that a school would try to muddy the waters" by presenting such evidence, said Fatima Goss Graves, a vice president at the National Women's Law Center. "The law on whether and when that sort of evidence is permitted is sort of murky and one of the reasons why Congress is looking at additional law ... that looks more like a criminal rape shield law."

April 19, 2014

A Rich Gay Hollywood Pool Party Results in Rape Allegations Over A Decade Latter


Bryan Singer and Hugh Jackman at Comic-Con

A rich Hollywood Pool Party results in repeated rape allegations over a decade latter and to tell you the honest truth, I don’t give a flying peace of east river junk.
Since I posted this story using European media it’s been a constant hit of readers which is cool and it’s understood why. This is a story that peaked my interest right away. Why not? Words like gay, rich, rape, wet guys, pool party.  Those are words that makes the imagination work overtime no matter who is at the end of the stick but particularly if it involves a super successful gay rich dude by the name of Bryan Singer with another tremendous hit on his hands as his movie comes out. The allegations are being made by a grown man of 31,alleging that it happened when he was a young man not yet 18, his name is Michael Egan
It’s similar to the allegations that were made against the catholic priests in which most cases turned out to be true.
Stories are emerging of a sub-culture of powerful gay men in Hollywood and the parties at which they wield their power through sexuality. Is that news? yes! Even if you haven’t read the stories just by knowing that this sort of thing happens in the straight world  because we already have seen it, it also happens in the gay world. We have our share of the three “S’s” Super rich, super poor and scum bags just like the straight world.
 Everything in these allegations is following a script, like most things in Hollywood. This is because the story is not about sex which occurs everyday but about money and power which not everyone has in large quantities. What do I mean? Just as the movie of this franchised is to come out and many years after the alleged incident this man comes forward with his story. We have a young kid hanging out with older rich guys with the hope to make the way a minority makes it through, by the way of the back ass door. It is true that the responsibility rested on Bryan Singer of permitting minors on his boozy, etc., pool party. I am however not going to defend either one. I do know that innocent or guilty Bryan will pay a price now because I can remember a very rich successful straight Hollywood Director by the name of Roman Polanski.  This man was practically destroyed by the allegations of sex with a young girl.
To those following the story if I could suggest that we just watch the movie if it’s good and leave the sex accusations to the lawyers on both sides and maybe eventually to the courts. Because we just don’t know and unless there is a video of the incident it’s going to be uphill to prove but in this case but the alleged victim has a lot less to loose than the alleged perp.
Powerful Hollywood types will not learn to protect themselves because I’ve seen that the rich and powerful always think as themselves as invincible, particularly if they are still relatively young. This story will loose it;s luster in the media until there is some sort of evidence coming out. Counter suing the alleged victim does nothing to bring clarity to this case and I’m not sure is helpful at this point.
If anything pops, will plug it right here!

X-Men FilmMaker Bryan Singer Says He Will Counter Sue Alleged Victim Now 31

 Bryan Singer

A Young Michael Egan 

X-Men director Bryan Singer's attorney has announced he plans to countersue the man who hit the filmmaker with a lawsuit of allegations of sexual assault.
Michael Egan, 31, is suing the director over claims he sexually assaulted him when he was a minor during a two-year span. On Thursday, Egan held a press conference about the lawsuit with his lawyer, Jeff Herman, alleging he had reported the alleged crimes to the Los Angeles Police Department but his claims "fell on deaf ears". Now Singer’s own attorney Marty Singer has released a statement blasting the claims and stating the director's intention to fight back with a countersuit.

The statement reads: "The claims made today about Bryan Singer are completely fabricated. We look forward to our bringing a claim for malicious prosecution against Mr. Egan and his attorney after we prevail. "It is obvious that plaintiff's attorney is not looking to litigate the case on its merits. This matter is nothing more than the attorney seeking to get his 15 minutes of fame by sending out a press release with his 'media consultant' yesterday and following up with a press conference today. Attorneys who try cases don’t hold press conferences."

Egan is seeking at least $75,000 for each of his legal claims including intentional infliction of emotional distress, battery, assault, and invasion of privacy. In the midst of the scandal, Singer has reportedly pulled out of a previously scheduled appearance at the comic book and film WonderCon event in Anaheim, California this weekend, where he was set to promote his upcoming film, X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

Out next year: Jennifer Lawrence as a young Mystique was shown in a teaser for X-Men: Days Of Future Past released in October

January 16, 2014

Coronation St Bill Roache Wrote Letter to Teen Girl After Sex Assault

Coronation Street star Bill Roache wrote letter to girl, 14, weeks after sexually assaulting her'

It looks like he wanted more. Guess what? That letter is a major part of the evidence being used against him.

Giving evidence, the complainant said Roache forced her to perform a sex act on him in the gents' toilets at Granada Studios in Manchester in the summer of 1965

William Roache trial
The letter and signed photograph shown to the jury Photo: PAUL COUSANS
Coronation Street star Bill Roache wrote a letter to a 14-year-old girl weeks after he indecently assaulted her and asked her to reply "when you start school again", a jury has heard.
Giving evidence, the complainant said Roache forced her to perform a sex act on him in the gents' toilets at Granada Studios in Manchester in the summer of 1965.
She had visited the studio with a friend to take part in a children's talent show, Preston Crown Court heard.
Speaking from the witness box, she recalled how she met Roache - who plays Ken Barlow in the ITV soap - in a dressing room before he later pulled her into the nearby toilets.
Coronation Street actor Bill Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court (PA) Weeks later she said she received a letter and signed photograph from the actor.
It read: "Dear (the alleged victim), thank you for your marvellous letter and the nice things you said in it.
"I am enclosing a photo which I hope you like.
"I am away for three weeks now but I would like a letter from you waiting for me when I get back.
"Write to me when you start school again and tell me more. Love Bill xx."
The photo was signed "Love to (the alleged victim)!
"William Roache (Ken Barlow)."
Prosecutor Anne Whyte asked her: "How did that make you feel?"
The woman replied: "I suppose I was flattered at the attention.
"I didn't understand some of it. I had not written a letter. I left a note as well as my address.
"The 'tell me more' didn't make sense. I don't know what it referred to."
The Crown say Roache "took full advantage of his stardom" to sexually abuse five young girls.
His fame and popularity were said to have silenced his "star-struck" victims for decades until the Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall scandals emerged.
Roache, 81, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, denies five historic counts of indecent assault and two historic counts of rape involving the complainants who were aged 16 and under. The offences are said to have occurred between 1965 and 1971.

December 10, 2013

Priest Steps Aside Allegations Had Sex with Minor

Father Michael O'Connell

The pastor of a Lakeview Roman Catholic parish has agreed to step aside after an allegation this week that he engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in the late 1990s while he served as pastor of an Orland Park church, officials said today.
Rev. Michael W. O'Connell has served at St. Alphonsus Parish, 1429 W. Wellington Ave., since July 1, 2012, said Archdiocese Spokeswoman Susan Burritt.
A single allegation of sexual misconduct was presented to the Archdiocese of Chicago last week. It is alleged that O'Connell engaged in the misconduct in the late 1990s while he served as pastor of Our Lady of the Woods Parish in Orland Park, said Burritt.
  •  The allegation was received by the Archdiocesan Office for Child Abuse Investigations and Review and was reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Cook County State's Attorney's office, officials said.
In compliance with the requirements of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the Archdiocese has begun its own investigation, according to the statement.
O'Connell, who was ordained in 1983, had served in Our Lady of the Woods Parish in Orland Park from Aug. 1, 1997 until June 30, 2012 when he took over the Lakeview parish, Burritt said.
He has not been removed from active ministry, but has stepped away from day-to-day responsibilities at the church and according to church law, remains pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish.
"The Archdiocese of Chicago takes all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously and encourages anyone who feels they have been sexually abused by a priest, deacon, religious or lay employee, to come forward," according to the statement.
According to his biography on the St. Alphonsus Parish website, O'Connell was ordained to the priesthood on May 7, 1983.
He served as Associate Pastor at St. Michael Parish in Orland Park from 1983 until 1989, and Associate Pastor at the Church of St. Mary in Lake Forest from 1989 until 1993. From July, 1993 until Aug. 1997 he engaged in doctoral studies in the Theology of Evangelization at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
In addition to his Roman degrees, O'Connell holds a License in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein and the Masters of Divinity. According to his biography, he entered the seminary system of the Archdiocese of Chicago at the college level in 1975.
He was born in Chicago and raised in the northwest suburbs, according to the website.
Complete information about reporting clerical sexual abuse can be found on the Archdiocesan web site at

August 18, 2013

Ogden Child Molester Admits to Sexually Abusing 43 Boys


OGDEN — Dear fathers of the world: Love your children.
If you do, they have much better chances of becoming good, productive people.
Such messages are among those shared by a convicted child molester.
Lee Dalton, 72, of Ogden, was convicted after he confessed to molesting his latest victim in June 1997 in Box Elder County Utah. He has admitted to molesting 43 boys in other states in previous years.
Dalton agreed to talk to the Standard-Examiner with the hope, he said, of benefitting at least one life, perhaps his own.
When asked what went wrong in his life, Dalton spoke of the devastation he felt because of a mean, alcoholic World War II veteran father who he said never told him anything he did was good enough.
He spoke of all kids turning somewhere to cope.
Dalton said his coping mechanism from a very young age was sexual stimulation.
“My father was an addict,” he said. “I was an addict of a different kind.”
The hard facts
More than a decade ago, Dalton served 3 1/2 years in the state prison at Gunnison for molesting a boy. The statute of limitations has run out on the dozens of other crimes against boys he admits to carrying out starting in the mid-1960s.
He was allowed decades of exposure to young boys both as a Scout leader and as a teacher in the Ohio towns of Hiram and Burton.
Then when he was released as a Scout leader in Ohio, he moved on to numerous communities throughout the country, in Montana, Wyoming, California, Maryland, New Mexico and Arizona.
When he finally turned himself in, he was a teacher in Box Elder County. His last victim was not a student there.
Dalton’s 30 years of depradations came to light last month when the Cleveland Scene magazine published an extensive story outlining his molestations associated with his roles in the Boy Scouts of America. The publication drew upon databases made available by the Los Angeles Times
The documents feature files the Boy Scouts kept in an effort to track leaders who committed sexual crimes against Scouts. They documented the dismissal of leaders who were found to have committed such acts. They also documented inaction by the organization when leaders, including Dalton, moved to different areas of the country and were re-admitted as leaders.
The Standard-Examiner this week obtained Boy Scout files on Dalton. One document is a memo from the Boy Scouts Division of Personnel dated Sept. 14, 1966, saying Dalton had been “teaching and assisting boys in group masturbation” in Hiram, Ohio, when he was 26.
A letter from the same time said the information in the file would help the Boy Scouts “identify Mr. Dalton should he ever again attempt to register in the Scouting program.”
Documents from Oct. 26, 1983, said that Dalton would be allowed to register as a Scout leader in the Woodruff, Utah, area but he would be put on probation for two years.
In another memo from 1983, a Boy Scouts official in Utah expressed a belief that Dalton’s earlier incident was “behind him.” The memo outlined how Dalton would be allowed to register as a leader at that time but on a probationary basis.
Missing are documents addressing the issue from when he was allowed to be a Boy Scout leader when he lived in Fredonia, Ariz., in 1978. Dalton said he did go on to molest other Boy Scouts after Ohio but that none were in Utah. He said his victim in the 1997 case was the only Utah resident.
Dalton said that when he was asked in 1987 by his Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bishop to lead a Scout troop in Woodruff, he and the bishop put safeguards in place to assure that he was never alone with a Scout.
“We put safeguards in place long before the Boy Scouts were putting safeguards in place,” he said.
Boy Scouts’ response
Asked about Dalton’s history, Deron Smith, director of public relations for the Boy Scouts of America, said: “There have been instances where people misused their positions in Scouting to abuse children, and in certain cases, our response to these incidents and our efforts to protect youth were plainly insufficient, inappropriate, or wrong.
“Where those involved in Scouting failed to protect, or worse, inflicted harm on children, we extend our deepest and sincere apologies to victims and their families.”
Smith said that while it is difficult to understand or explain individuals’ actions from decades ago, Scouting now is a leader among youth-serving organizations in preventing child abuse.
The BSA requires background checks; administers comprehensive training programs for volunteers, staff, youth, and parents; and mandates reporting of even suspected abuse, he said.
Amy Russell, deputy director of the National Child Protection Training Center, gives credit to the Boy Scouts for turning around its child protection record.
“They’ve instituted a great deal of training,” she said. “They’ve instituted no one-on-one interactions with kids. They have completely open programs, which doesn’t allow secrets anymore, and they tell everybody who comes in contact with kids that youth protection begins with you.”
On the group’s national website, the following assurances are offered to parents:
“The adult application requests background information that should be checked by the unit committee or the chartered organization before accepting an applicant for unit leadership,” it says.
“While no current screening techniques exist that can identify every potential child molester, we can reduce the risk of accepting a child molester by learning all we can about an applicant for a leadership position — his or her experience with children, why he or she wants to be a Scout leader, and what discipline techniques he or she would use.”
The Boy Scouts organization also has received much publicity as of late about a vote to allow gay boys to participate in Scouting activities.
While the organization does not currently allow openly gay leaders, some believe that with the vote to allow gay members, the stage is set to allow gay leaders also.
Dalton said such a move would be a mistake.
Societal issues
“In my lifetime, I’ve seen a decay of basic morality,” Dalton said. “There are things that are not OK.”
He said he is discouraged to see churches caving in to a very loud lobby regarding the acceptance of homosexuality.
“Because these perverted behaviors are so hard to understand and change, it is easier and certainly more popular to try to make some of them socially acceptable,” he said.
And he said it would be a mistake to allow homosexual leaders in the Boy Scouts.
“Kids learn from example,” he said. “It would be dangerous forcing Scouts to take homosexual leaders.”
He said the acceptance of pornography also will one day be seen as a downfall of society and he is especially concerned with how easily acceptable pornography is to young people today.
Dalton said none of these statements are excuses for his own behavior. He said he hates what he did as much as anyone else.
He said people can love the person but not accept their actions.
A molester’s brain
Dalton said it is impossible to understand how a molester’s brain is wired.
He said he always felt isolated from other people — even his own children — and that the behavior started when he was young.
“It seemed like looking for acceptance somewhere,” he said. “I found it in a very twisted way.”
He said memories of traveling from place to place as a “military brat” and the sexual games that children played on the various military bases kept coming back to him.
“The compulsion overrides everything else,” he said. “I don’t understand it myself, so how could I expect anybody else to? . . . When you are committing the act, you’re hating yourself because there is such a contradiction there.
“Until someone has been locked into a compulsive behavior, you don’t understand how you can do it,” he said. “Some compulsions just take over. Something has to happen to break it. . . . Like an alcoholic has to hit bottom.”
Turning to prison
Dalton’s crimes against his last victim became public when he turned himself in to Box Elder County authorities in March 1997. Then a Tremonton resident and a school teacher, he pleaded guilty and waived his right to trial.
Dalton said he turned himself in and pressed for a quick prison sentence after he grew to recognize the effects of his behavior on his last victim. The only one from Utah, Dalton said he molested his last victim eight or nine times over several years.
He said he knew what actions needed to be taken, both for his victim and for himself.
But as for what action is right for his other victims, Dalton offers no answer. He recognizes criticism he’s received for a lack of remorse for them.
“At some point, you have to let the past go and hang on and build toward the future and I thought that is what I had done,” he said.
Healing in prison
Dalton said he felt the most acceptance of his life while he was in prison.
“There, I felt like I was an acceptable human being,” he said.
Dalton cried when he told of a healing moment he experienced in prison.
“Whatever happened, it was not up here,” he said pointing to his head. “It was down here,” he said, pointing to his heart.
He said he surrendered to a higher power when a female guard sent him to a choir practice for LDS members in the prison.
“I felt like I was going home,” he said.
Dalton said for the rest of his stay in prison, he took part in church services and began to feel as if he were healing.
He had been a convert to the church for several years but had fallen away from activity.
Difficulty on the outside
Dalton said life after prison was difficult. His family relationships had been torn apart. His wife had divorced him while he began his sentence.
He had a difficult time getting and keeping a job and there were financial struggles when we became ill.
And Dalton said he recognizes that nothing he will ever do could take back the past.
He said he found difficulty in turning to church members and leaders for further help.
The last time he remembers being an active member of the church, he said the parents of a family with young children insisted on sitting next to him during the services.
He said the parents would tell their children out loud during the services how evil he was.
Finally, he said, one Sunday, a young boy in the family stood up, pointed at Dalton and in a loud voice said “You’re a bad man.”
That was the last time Dalton attended any kind of church services. He said he feels as if he has no place in church anymore.
But he’d be willing to try again if given the right circumstances.
Dalton said he has found a new life and new friends.
There’s even a woman who has let her affection be known to him. But Dalton admits that the idea of being close to someone else scares him.
“To this day, I have a very hard time getting close to anybody,” he said. “I’m afraid they are going to disappear.”
A registered sex offender, Dalton said he warns those in his circles about his history.
He was elected to his condo homeowners association leadership for eight years and he said he stood up on a number of occasions to announce to the other members that he was a registered sex offender.
When he’s near the pool in his complex, Dalton said, he leaves when young children arrive to swim.
And he said he’s sure he will lose some associations as a result of this story in the newspaper.
“When you talk to an alcoholic when he’s sober, he will say that he absolutely hates what he is doing,” Dalton said. “That’s probably true with any kind of compulsion. . . . It’s like a gigantic tangle of rope. Where do you start to untangle it and how?”
But now, Dalton said, he has remorse for what he has done to his latest victim.
“Now I have to . . . say, ‘I’m responsible for the struggles he’s had.’”

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