When it comes to apps, I have a great appreciation for simplicity. Often, the most powerful ones are also the easiest to use and understand. If I need to be an engineer to find what I need when I tap an icon on my phone, chances are that app won't remain on my phone for long. After all, this is a ti ... More >>
Comedian Damon Wayans once said, "I have a friend in jail for something he didn't do. He didn't run fast enough." But, the reality is so many criminals get busted not for an inability to escape, but because they do really stupid things. Take the case of Jason Hales, a convicted sex offender living ... More >>
Last week a man in the Rio Grande Valley caught one of his neighbors trespassing in his kennel, diddling his dog. It happened last Tuesday in the town of San Juan. San Juan Police Department Sgt. Rudy Luna said Jose Angel Hernandez, 54, was spotted by the homeowner when he got up to feed his pooch ... More >>
A Houston orthopedic surgeon a veteran cop called the most obsessed child molester he'd ever seen has been sentenced to ten years in federal prison after he was found guilty of possessing ten videos and 326 images of child pornography. Bernard Z. Albina was arrested in July of 2009 and charged not ... More >>
After he'd been convicted of assaulting his wife twice, Jack Edward Logan thought it would be a good idea to just go ahead and violate the protective order she'd taken out against him. That was bad idea number one, and it netted him a felony charge. Bad ideas numbers two and three: he took his lap ... More >>
A jailer at the Harris County Juvenile Justice Center has confessed to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old inmate at the Congress Street facility this May. A juvenile sex crimes investigator stated that 28-year-old Robert Emerson Robinson coerced the girl by trading her "candy and treats." As one ... More >>
If you're going to get caught with a computer filled with hundreds and hundreds of stills and videos of child pornography, it might be best to have some kind of explanation. Pedro Rosales, 33, thought he had one. The Houston resident tried to convince a "a minor relative" to take the blame for the ... More >>
We'd almost forgotten about Jon Matthews, one of the worst, if popular, right-wing blowhards to inhabit the Houston talk-radio universe. He was convicted of exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl which, given his monotonous blubberings about Bill Clinton's lack of morals, seemed to be odd. He was ... More >>
A Dallas County man is suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont, and Bishop Curtis Guillory, over sexual abuse the man allegedly suffered by a now-deceased priest in 1976-1977. Filed last week in Jefferson County District Court, the man -- identified as John Doe 104 -- claims that Father Ronald ... More >>
A nationwide sweep of convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and "egregious" immigration violators resulted in almost 100 arrests out of the Houston field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE took in 3,100 people nationwide in its six-day "Cross Check" operation, with 74 com ... More >>
After tweeting about the alleged sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her father — and an investigation that came up empty — Ashley Billasano killed herself.
A 27-year-old man who began at 17 seducing young boys and using them for the child pornography he sold on the Web pleaded guilty today, the U.S. Attorney's Office says. Edward Jorodge Gladney entered a guilty plea to the charge of producing and advertising child pornography, the USAO says. He crea ... More >>
Aaron Pennington: Going away for a long timeWe've told you before about Aaron Pennington, young bigwig in the small East Texas town of Grapeland. Pennington was from one of the oldest and wealthiest families in the area and was elected to the city council. His future seemed secure It's all ... More >>
Ted Stavens charged with sexual assaultA Houston man liked to rape a woman with a beer bottle and tape himself doing it, investigators say. Ted Dwayne Stevens, 46, has been charged with sexual assault, media reports say. Investigators told reporters that Stevens had an ongoing sexual relati ... More >>
It's lawsuit time!
Chad Foster: Accused of raping 16-year-old girlA Cypress youth pastor has been charged with raping a teenager who met him through the church. Chad Foster, 32, faces three counts of raping the 16-year-old girl, according to court documents. Foster was reportedly a pastor for high school-aged ... More >>
Photo from Montgomery County DATerry Dale Carnes: In prison for at least 30 years.Talk about getting scum off the streets -- a Montgomery County man tied to at least five attempted or actual child rapes was sentenced to four life sentences, and won't be eligible for parole for 30 years. The ... More >>
Kojuan Miles may not be playing football for a while.Maybe it's the meltdown of the California economy. Maybe they heard about Rick Perry's alleged Texas miracle. Whatever the reason, the Lone Star State appears to be undergoing a plague of transplanted pimps from Southern California. Must ju ... More >>
On Wednesday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the results of its "Cross Check" enforcement operation targeting convicted criminals who are also illegal immigrants. The sting conducted in all 50 states netted 2,901 criminals, including 125 in the Houston area. The seven- ... More >>
FBCSOJohn Dolard: Accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old boy.Police have arrested a church choir volunteer who they say has confessed to sexually assaulting an eight-year-old boy. John Dolard, 53, met the boy at the unnamed Houston church they both attended, police say. He asked t ... More >>
Santa Fe PDRobert Wayne Niffen: Carnie, alleged sex offenderGiven two key facts, you could safely probably suppose that 52-year-old Robert Wayne Niffen was a miscreant of some sort. To wit: 1. His middle name is Wayne. 2. He is a carnie. And its Peace Officer 101 that all carnies with the ... More >>
Angelina CountyClinton "Bubba" Johnson Jr.: Friend says he bragged about inserting beer bottle into victim.While the nation and the world are recoiling in horror from the alleged Cleveland trailer park gang rape, a similarly depraved tale in the town of Hudson (just outside of Lufkin) has yet ... More >>
Seriously, hide your kids. Hide your wife.As YouTube celeb Antoine Dodson might say, "Hide yo kids. Hide yo wife, 'cause they be rapin' everybody up in here." In the case of Jonathan Hall, the 23-year-old Missouri City man sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 69-year-old ... More >>
Jeffery Howard Lee, accused sex offenderJeffery Howard Lee has been charged with molesting three preteen sisters in Humble, KPRC reports. Police told the station Lee failed a polygraph test regarding the allegations, in which he allegedly visited his neighbor while she and a babysitter were ... More >>
We'll get to our list of the five zip codes with the most sex offenders in Houston, but first let's discuss other areas of note. Outside of one of the zips in the list that follows, the area with the most sex offenders inside the loop is zip code 77009, which takes in both the Woodland Heig ... More >>
Man claims he was chloroformed and raped as an altar boyThe Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is facing more allegations of abuse and fraud related to a Houston priest who died in 2000.In a lawsuit set to be filed today, Guadalupe Gonzales accuses the late Father Lawrence Peguer ... More >>
Photo courtesy DPSBruce McCain, wanted manThe Department of Public Safety really wants to get its hands on Bruce McCain, 51. He escaped from a Houston halfway house last week, and he's a violent sex offender.DPS has named him one of the Top 10 sex offenders and Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 ... More >>
Back with an update but the same sensibility, Todd Solondz returns with Life During Wartime.
Photo courtesy HCSOUmmm....Sorry?For the second time in a week, the Harris County DA's office is announcing they are taking steps to free a wrongly convicted inmate.Michael Anthony Green, 45, has served 27 years for a sexual assault prosecutors are now convinced he did not commit, thanks to DNA e ... More >>
Photo courtesy DPSAntonio Garcia, one of two Houstonians on the sex-offender listThe Department of Public Safety has started a new "10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders" feature, and you'd have to say so far, so good.The list went online at 8:30 yesterday morning, DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange tells Hair Ba ... More >>
Brazoria County SOCarrie Kelly, accused child-porn fan, rocking the tatsIt's not everyday you get word of a woman being nabbed on child-porn charges, especially a woman allegedly working on her own and not with a sicko husband or boyfriend.But in the small Brazoria County town of Richwood, police ... More >>
Houston's Daniel Shea thinks Joseph Ratzinger has a lot to answer for if he'd talk.
So bad you'd put up with an (allegedly) masturbating boss?
The Texas Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a case involving the Harris County District Attorney's prosecution of a 13-year-old girl for prostitution. Attorneys for the girl, called "B.W." in the proceedings, say that, because a minor cannot consent to sex, B.W. should not have been ... More >>
Theresa Schwegel released her first novel just four short years ago, but she's already solidified her reputation as a talented writer. As with her other novels, Officer Down, Probable Cause, and Person of Interest, her new book, Last Known Address, is a procedural thriller. The story centers on ... More >>
The US Attorney's office has had a busy morning announcing indictments of people for having child porn on their computers.These guys are twisted, obviously; one can only hope they limited their odd fetish to looking at things on the computer and not anything further.Among the indicted today is one S ... More >>
KBR (Halliburton to the old-schoolaz) has had its share of troubles on its way to making untold billions of dollars of profit in Iraq.There's the rape and sexual harassment (Female and male-on-male!). There's the electrocuting soldiers. There's the dogs running around chomping on human remains inten ... More >>
A local judge has pled guilty to sexual assault. No, not the local federal judge, the other local judge accused of feeling up underlings' breasts. We sure have a a fun bunch of jurists around here. Brazoria County Court at Law Judge James Blackstock resigned and entered his guilty plea today. The ... More >>
Keith Plocek Send the little fundamentalists home. That was the decision earlier today as a state appellate court ruled that child welfare officials had no right to seize some of the more than 400 children they took into custody during a three-day raid in early April of the 1,700-acre Yearning F ... More >>
Years after Sybil, the debate continues
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Ex-members of a cult that once advocated sex between adults and children want the group's leaders exposed and punished
A convicted pedophile earns his release but can't escape from himself
He left clues all over, but it still took investigators years to unmask the serial murderer in their midst
Roy Ames, child pornographer and record producer, dies at 66
Sex offenders won't be the only ones seeking shelter with this angry, confused morality play
Cops and courts cleared Richard King 25 years ago. But databases don't care.
It doesn't matter that other courts and D.A.'s have cleared wrongly convicted inmates. Roy Criner's case is in Montgomery County, Texas.
Strange Association. The ties that bind former mayor Whitmire with a sex offender