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STANISLAUS COUNTY - Sheriff Adam Christianson has announced the launch of a new service called OffenderWatch, a public notification system on sex offenders.

The new service is a citizen-friendly, easy to use website that enables people to search for potentially dangerous sex offenders and predators, who may be in close proximity to their homes, places of work, schools, churches and day care centers.

The information is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is updated in real time by the department as offender information changes and is reported. As part of this new, innovative service, people may enter any address of interest to them, see a map and a listing of all offenders within a user defined radius (of .25 miles out to 2 miles) of that particular address.

People can then register their address to be continuously monitored by the Sheriff’s Department, who will send to them an email alerting them if an offender or predator should register an address within that user defined radius. Users may confidentially register as many addresses as they like, at no cost to them.

“People have a right to know which offenders may be living near them, who potentially pose a threat to their families. We’re happy to be able to provide that information.” said Sheriff Adam Christianson.

You can access OffenderWatch by clicking HERE.

Published in Safety

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ALHAMBRA, CA - A 28 year old woman who has identified herself as "Jamie X" on YouTube confronted a former teacher who has since resigned as assistant principal at an Alhambra School regarding sex abuse allegations.

In the video, the woman, who was a student of the woman who allegedly abused her at 12 years old, calls the school where the principal currently works. In the video, the principal can be heard saying "I regret it."

On her YouTube account, Jamie says the following:

"I am 28 years old and have been waiting years to get up enough courage to report a teacher for sexually abusing me for years. When I finally got up enough courage to report her, I found out that the statute of limitations was up and she will never have to pay for the things that she did to me. I decided to call her and make a video to let the public know what kind of person is around their children. Her name is Andrea Cardosa and works with your children at Alhambra High School in Alhambra, Ca. "

The school district released a statement noting that Cardosa is no longer employed at the school or with the district, and the case has been turned over to the appropriate authorities.

Published in State
Monday, 18 November 2013 15:34

Man Convicted For Raping Child

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Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced today that Jesus Mario Villarreal, age 37, of Modesto was convicted of two felony counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child, one felony count of continuous sexual assault of a child under the age of 14, four felony counts of penetration by a foreign object on a child under 14, one felony count of oral copulation on a child under the age of 14 and one misdemeanor count of possession of child pornography. The case was set to begin jury selection on November 12. Villarreal pled to all charges after Judge Ricardo Cordova indicated to Villarreal and his attorney, Frank Carson, that he would be willing to sentence Villarreal to a mitigated term of either 42 or 44 years to life. Deputy District Attorney Annette Rees, who prosecuted the case for the People, did not offer any form of a plea bargain. “There are no mitigating circumstances in this case. There is an overwhelming amount of aggravating factors here. This defendant does not deserve a mitigated sentence for raping a 10 year old.” Rees detailed a factual basis for the court that consisted of multiple sex acts over a time period from September 2004 through May of 2005. Rees also recounted how the victim described the defendant throwing a baby blanket over her face when he would threaten her, tell her to “shut up,” sexually assault her, and film it. The victim was able to see flashes of light from holes in the blanket during some of the assaults. A search of Villarreal’s car and apartment uncovered a laptop computer and camera which were seized and forensically examined. Photos and video clips of the defendant’s acts upon the victim were recovered. In April of 2007, Villarreal, who was out of custody on $500,000 bail, failed to show up for court. DA Investigator Kirk Bunch tracked Villareal to Arizona via a cell phone. Villareal had purchased a new cell phone before fleeing California and discarded the package. Bunch tracked the cell number and the calls made which led him to Arizona where Villarreral was renting a room under the name Cesar Perez. Villarreal was arrested and transported back to Stanislaus County for prosecution. “A trusted adult, a vulnerable 10 year old victim, repeated sexual assaults, and a man who fled from the Court to escape prosecution. This is a depraved individual who does not deserve any mercy from this Court,” argued Rees. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 16, 2013. Villarreal was facing a maximum sentence of 54 years to life.

Published in Uncategorized
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:05

Patterson Man Convicted Of Lewd Acts

justice_gavel_court_law_trial_graphicDallas Randolph White, 57, of Patterson was convicted on multiple charges of child molestation District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced today.

White repeatedly committed the acts between August of 2010 and June of 2011 with a child under the age of 10.

A sentence day is scheduled for May 7th, 2013. White faces a maximum of 99 years in prison.

Published in Crime

On October 24, 2012 Ceres Police Detectives arrested 24 year old old Matthew Beale after a parent discovered her 16 year old female daughter received inappropriate and explicit text messages from her teacher over the weekend. Matthew Beale has been employed as a math teacher at Whitmore Charter High School since August, 2012.

On October 23, 2012, the parent complained to the Ceres Unified School District about the text messages her daughter received from Matthew Beale over the past weekend. The district personnel notified the Ceres Police School Resource Officer, who launched an investigation and Matthew Beale was immediately placed on administrative leave.

Ceres detectives quickly followed up on the case and discovered the student and teacher corresponded via hundreds of text messages over the weekend. Among those text messages was a request from Matthew Beale for the student to send him “sexy” pictures of herself. Detectives also found that Matthew Beale had sent the student a photograph of his genitals.

It is further alleged that the student and Matthew Beale met in his classroom on Monday October 22, 2012 during lunch time to make out. Detectives contacted Matthew Beale on October 24, 2012 at his home in Turlock, where he was confronted with copies of the text messages and admitted to his involvement with the student.

Matthew Beale was arrested for sending harmful matter to a minor and lewd and lascivious acts on a minor - both charges are misdemeanors. Matthew Beale was booked at the Stanislaus County Jail.

Ceres Detectives believe this is an isolated incident. However, they are asking anyone with any information in reference to this case to contact Detective Arthur Hively at (209) 537-5728.

Beale's bail is set at $10,000.

UPDATE:

An email sent out to parents of students at Whitmore Charter High School states that Beale was a math teacher, and is no longer employed with the district. A copy of that email has been attached below:

A message from WHITMORE CHARTER SCHOOLS

Ceres Unified School District “Committed to Excellence, Responsive to Every Student” BOARD MEMBERS: Jim Kinard, President Mike Welsh, Clerk Betty Davis Valli Wigt Lourdes Perez Teresa Guerrero Faye Lane SUPERINTENDENT: Scott Siegel, Ed.D. October 24, 2012 Dear Whitmore Charter Staff, Parents and Guardians: Early in the afternoon of October 24, 2012, the Ceres Police Department arrested Matthew Beale, a math teacher assigned to Whitmore Charter High School. The Ceres Police Department charged Mr. Beale with unlawful contact with a minor using an electronic device and unlawful physical contact with a minor. The victim’s name has been withheld for confidentiality reasons. We have been in constant communication with the Ceres Police Department regarding this matter and are most impressed with the fine job which they have done. We will continue working collaboratively with the Ceres Police Department regarding this matter. While this appears to be an isolated incident involving one student, anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Hively at (209) 538-5712. Mr. Beale is no longer an employee of the Ceres Unified School District, and we are doing all we can to assure that he cannot be on the grounds of any of the schools and that he is prohibited from contacting students, parents or staff members. Please be aware that since this is a criminal matter which will be heard in the courts, we are not able at this time to provide you with any more specific details about the actual incidents. I want to assure you that the Ceres Unified School District and the Ceres Police Department are taking all possible steps to assure the safety of our children. Sincerely, Scott Siegel, Ed.D. Superintendent

Published in Breaking News
Thursday, 23 August 2012 08:03

Turlock Police Conduct Sex Offender Sweeps

The Turlock Police Department Investigations Unit conducted compliance checks of all 110 registered sex offenders within the City of Turlock starting on August 21st and concluding August 23rd. At the conclusion of the operation, police found twelve subjects who failed to meet the requirements of their registration pursuant to section 290 of the California Penal Code.

Of the twelve subjects out of compliance, three were arrested (52 year old Gabino Garcia, 81 year old Joseph Desalles and 40 year old Alberto Salazar). The remaining nine have moved from their recorded addresses without notifying law enforcement. Detectives are continuing to investigate their whereabouts in order to bring them into compliance.

The Investigations Unit will be conducting periodic checks to ensure people required to register as sex offenders are in compliance.

Turlock Police Department would like to remind the public that sex offender information is accessible by visiting the California Megan’s Law website at www.meganslaw.ca.gov.

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Published in Crime

SACRAMENTO—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Crimes Against Children Unit and its state and local law enforcement partners are pleased to announce the recovery of six children who were being victimized as prostitutes in the Chico, Redding, Sacramento, and Vallejo areas. The number of minors recovered locally is one of the highest in the nation, making this local achievement one of Operation Cross Country VI’s top success stories.

The Sacramento Division of the FBI and multiple local and state law enforcement participated in the operation from June 19 through June 23, 2012. In addition to six juveniles recovered in Sacramento, multi-agency teams also arrested six pimps during the three-day operation. The local efforts account for nearly eight percent of the children rescued during Operation Cross Country VI.

In addition to the FBI Sacramento Division, the following agencies participated in last week’s local operation:

Butte County District Attorney California Highway Patrol California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Chico Police Department Redding Police Department Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Sacramento Police Department Vallejo Police Department Operation Cross Country is a multi-day, national enforcement action targeting the domestic sex trafficking of children. The operation is coordinated by the Innocence Lost initiative and is a partnership between the FBI, state and local law enforcement partners, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Since the first Operation Cross County in June 2008, multi-agency teams in the Sacramento Division’s area of responsibility have recovered 23 children and arrested 18 pimps.

Nationwide, 226 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in 57 cities participated in Operation Cross County VI, resulting in the rescue of 79 children and arrests of 104 pimps. There are 47 task forces and working groups throughout the country addressing the issue of child sex trafficking.

Published in State