Articles Posted in Sexual Offenses

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On Sunday police discovered a Texas middle-school teacher and her former 15-year-old student together in a hotel room.

29-year-old Crystal Nicole Rodriguez has been a special needs teacher for the past two years at Page Middle School. In addition, she was a girls’ basketball, track, soccer, and volleyball team coach at the San Antonio learning institution.

On February 18 Rodriguez was taken into custody for allegations that she was having a sexual relationship with a former teenage student when the pair was discovered together in a hotel room by the authorities. Rodriguez and the girl were found in bed together, and the police report reflected that Rodriguez gave them a statement confirming a sexual relationship between herself and the purported victim.

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A man who crashed a wedding in Wisconsin took a blow from the bride when she learned he was allegedly acting in a lewd manner by touching and flirting with several of the teenage girls in attendance.

25-year-old William Dickinson and a male coworker had been hanging out in a local hotel bar and having drinks when they reportedly decided to crash a wedding in search of women.

Dickinson purportedly began acting inappropriately with teenage girls at the celebration. He approached two females, aged 17 and 18, and attempted to dance with them. They were uninterested in his advances and tried to move away from Dickinson, but according to the complaint, he asked the 18-year-old to join him in his hotel room. When the girls began moving away from Dickinson he reached out and grabbed the girl’s bottom.

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A teenage boy who stands accused of several felony sexual charges was taken into custody on Thursday for alleged criminal acts against at least six classmates from his previous high school.

Maysen Melton, now 16-years-old, was enrolled as a student at Shadow Ridge High School in Las Vegas. During a period spanning approximately one year which ended in March 2017, Melton purportedly engaged in sexual activity deemed as assault with four of his teenage classmates and victimized two others.

It is alleged that Melton forced some of the young girls to have sex with him, and he caused others harm through physical assault. In some cases, he demanded explicit photos with the intent of using them as blackmail. He was charged as an adult last May and placed on house arrest in June.

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A man who was reportedly seeking revenge on a woman that no longer wanted to continue a relationship with him was arrested after he allegedly distributed erotic pictures of her to her employer.

Seminole County, Florida, resident Giuseppe Garibaldi made the acquaintance of a woman who works as a preschool teacher that he connected with through an online dating site. After meeting in person in November they began spending time together as friends. Though they did not have an established romantic relationship they engaged in sexual acts approximately five times.

Both amidst having sex, and also during the time that the woman was asleep, Garibaldi is accused of taking photographs of the victim after their second intimate tryst without her knowledge. He used the pictures to intimidate the victim by threatening to share them with others when he became jealous from the belief that she was dating other men.

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On November 25, a man was suspected of lewdness when he allegedly brought his dog into a pet store while wearing only a T-shirt while he conducted business as usual.

Employees at the Petco pet supply store in Palmer Township, Pennsylvania, reportedly encountered a man without proper attire who brought his dog into the store. 55-year-old Kevin Steele allegedly entered the establishment wearing only a long Kansas City Chiefs T-shirt, and he did not have any pants or undergarments on.

Steele took his dog to the medical clinic area of the store and acquired a rabies shot for his pet. Afterward, he went to the cash register and paid his bill with his genitals in view of the patrons and employees. He then left the store with his dog and pulled away in his vehicle.

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A man who won a gold medal for boxing in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles has been arrested and charged for allegations that he molested a young girl who was receiving instruction at a boxing club where he worked as a head coach.

Light flyweight division boxer Paul Gonzales, the first gold medal winning Mexican-American who was locally dubbed “prince of the barrio,” has been employed at the LA County Parks and Recreation Department’s Eddie Heredia Boxing Club as a head coach for youngsters for the past 10 years. Gonzales has worked with children age 8 and above who were enrolled in the programs. The 53-year-old has also been awarded with a community service award from the World Boxing Council for his personal contributions.

At some point in the last year Gonzales reportedly met a 13-year-old girl who was enrolled at the club in an after school program. It is believed that he cultivated a relationship with her that led to molestation said to have taken place over a three month period beginning in early May.

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A man sitting between his wife and a female passenger on board a Spirit Airlines flight is facing charges for allegedly touching the woman sitting next to him in a sexual manner while she was asleep.

On January 3, Prabhu Ramamoorthy and his wife were passengers of a flight between Las Vegas and Detroit. Ramamoorthy was situated in between his wife and a woman on the other side of him who was occupying the window seat. The woman reportedly fell asleep, and when she woke from her nap she found her clothing was undone and Ramamoorthy had his hand inside of her pants. She stated that when he realized she was awake he ceased touching her.

According to the official complaint, the 22-year-old woman then located flight attendants to alert them about what had happened. When she approached them she was crying and her clothing was still undone. The woman was kept in the back of the plane until a seat away from Ramamoorthy was located, and she switched to the new spot for the remainder of the flight.

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On Christmas day, a high school soccer coach was placed under arrest for suspicion of human trafficking two teenage girls when he was found in the company of the young women after one of them called the authorities for help.

At nearly 3am on Monday, 911 received a call from a 17-year-old girl who reported that she was hiding from a man in a nearby vehicle who was waiting for her. She claimed that the man, identified as 34-year-old Elan Seagraves, had sexually assaulted her and forced her into prostitution.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department dispatched deputies to the scene where they located the girl in the yard, and they found Seagraves parked in a car nearby. They discovered a second teenage girl, also 17, sitting in the vehicle with Seagraves. Authorities posit they are both victims of human trafficking.

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In Minnesota, a teenage girl is facing criminal charges for distribution of child pornography when she shared a racy selfie with a male friend on a popular smartphone-based social media application.

The case has caught the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU) who are lending their support to the young girl. They believe going forward with the charges against the teen “undermines the seriousness and intent of child pornography laws,” which according to Minnesota statute exist to “protect minors from the physical and psychological damage caused by their being used in pornographic work depicting sexual conduct which involves minors.”

The 14-year-old female, who is being referred to as “Jane Doe” to protect her identity as she is a minor, was taking part in what she described as sexting. Sexting, which she believes is a common activity amongst her peers, refers to interactions of a sexual nature taking place through computer-mediated communications such as texting, and sharing pictures and videos.

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A Beaumont, California teacher is facing charges for allegations that she had sexual relations with a student on various occasions. She was also reported to have supplied alcohol for the encounters.

Samantha Ciotta began working as an English teacher at Beaumont High School in 2015. In August this year, a student discovered a Snapchat video believed to contain footage of Ciotta scantily clad and inebriated with two shirtless minors When the Beaumont Unified School District caught wind of the rumored video they reported it to the police, which launched an official investigation.

According to documents, when authorities questioned one of the alleged victims he aggressively refused to talk to them about Ciotta, and he stated that he had moved on.