Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with a sexual assault and string of robberies on the Terry Hershey Park bike trail. Damontres Darnell Mitchell and Jassan Rashaad Hughes, both 18, are each charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of aggravated robbery w ... More >>
Houston police are asking the public's help to find a man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Forrest Wayne, 41, is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Nearly two years after claiming she was raped in the stall of a TGI Friday's in Webster, Texas, by one of its employees, a young woman is suing the restaurant for negligence. The woman, who was 17 at the time of the rape and is referred to as Jane Doe within the lawsuit, the man who raped her regist ... More >>
Debra Jean Eyerly is going away for 25 years on child-porn charges, but the last few months haven't been totally bleak for the 54-year-old sicko: At least she got to marry her boyfriend, who's as much into producing child porn as she is. Because people like her deserve happiness, you know? Eyerly ... More >>
A woman who claims she was raped at age 16, while working as an extra last year for a Houston Grand Opera performance, is suing the HGO, the City of Houston, the Wortham Center, and her alleged attacker in Harris County District Civil Court. Amber Dewalt, now 17, says another extra, Gerald Guidry, ... More >>
During the trial of convicted pedophile and former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, it was revealed that he would send actual love letters to one of his numerous victims, denoted in the case as Victim Number 4. The creep factor on these letters was off the charts, and they were all p ... More >>
It's bad enough when cops come knocking on your door to serve you with a warrant for having child porn. Things get much worse when those cops find you in bed with a young boy as they're doing their job. Chaise Green, 28, a firefighter and EMT from Louisiana and Humble, found himself in that situati ... More >>
If ever a major collegiate football program deserves the so-called NCAA death penalty, it's got to be Penn State. The myth of Joe Paterno and his ethical football program has been blown out of the water, and the least the NCAA can do is put this program out of the misery of college sports fans. For ... More >>
A federal judge Monday sentenced former pilot Todd Steven Ewanko, 47, of Humble, to 151 months in prison for distribution and possession of child pornography. The 151-month sentence from U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt is in addition to 120 months on the possession charge, but the sentences ar ... More >>
A Henderson High student who went public to fight the district's placing her in alternative school with her alleged rapist says she's happy the policy has been changed. Rachel Bradshaw, 19, eventually graduated from another district after the March 2010 incident. Bradshaw told authorities she had b ... More >>
It's kind of amazing how regularly it happens -- a guy will pawn his laptop full of kiddy porn and then is amazed when the buyers somehow discover the disgusting footage and call the police. These days, surely everybody, especially devotees of child porn, must know that files are very hard to eras ... More >>
Troy Allison, a sex offender whose mug shot features a slight smile and a sporty shirt, is still on Texas's Top 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and the reward for helping to find him has increased. Tips, anonymous or not, that lead to his arrest can be worth up to $12,000 now. Allison began his ... More >>
A former Marine will get nine years in a federal prison for possession of a particularly gruesome genre of child porn. Jarod Barry, 30, who left the Marines in January with an "other than honorable" discharge, was sentenced after entering a guilty plea last June. He had been a sergeant. Investigat ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>
Talk about every parent's nightmare...Police in Coryell County say that a nine-year-old autistic Abilene boy was molested at a rural Central Texas bluegrass festival. Charged with the crime is registered sex offender Bryan Ray Roe, a parolee from an earlier sex offense. Roe, 33, allegedly lured the ... More >>
Won't sell morning-after pill to man.
William Gammon gets four years.William Gammon, an attorney who has been instrumental in getting Texans' homeowners associations power to wield over nonconforming residents, has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for possession of child porn. Gammon, who entered a guilty plea to t ... More >>
In the great 80s comedy Night Shift, there is a scene where Michael Keaton is driving down what appears to be the West Side Highway in New York in a brand new Cadillac with "Jumpin' Jack Flash" blaring from the speakers. In a bid to impress a mildly terrified Henry Winkler, Keaton attempts to demons ... More >>
Last night on NBC's new Rock Center program, retired Penn State defensive coordinator and ousted human being (Yes, I am ousting him from the human race.) Jerry Sandusky did a phone interview with Bob Costas which accomplished the nearly impossible -- it made Sandusky infinitely more deplorable and c ... More >>
Photo by Sugar Land policeSamuel Sullivan: Not a DIY guyFew things can be more aggravating than computer troubles. You just want to get that sucker fixed. Samuel McCord Sullivan wanted it so bad that he didn't seem to realize he was handing over evidence of his child-porn collection when he ... More >>
Found but not arrested.A man who fled Houston after being charged with sexual assault of a minor in 2005 has been found in Costa Rica, according to reporters there. German Moreno was already a fugitive from Costa Rica, where he'd been convicted of sexually assaulting minors, when he was char ... More >>
He doesn't look like he'd have kiddie porn at ALL.Marriage and a weakness for child porn. It's a combo that doesn't mix. The latest area man to find that out the hard way is 67-year-old David Allen Smith of Lufkin. Police there say Smith's vile stash came to light after his wife took thei ... More >>
DPSRonnie "Chicken Lips" House, busted.It only took a day for good old "Chicken Lips" to be picked up by the authorities. The one-time (or should we say one-day?) Texas top 10 most wanted sex offender managed just a few hours on the infamous list before Texas DPS officers arrested the 41-year ... More >>
She'll never look there, right?Your wife has rightly kicked you out of the house after you've been charged with sexually abusing a child. It's a situation very few people, thankfully, have to deal with, but if they did we think most would pick up their child-porn DVD on their shameful way out ... More >>
William Gammon pleads guilty to child porn possessionWilliam Gammon, a leading figure in the move to make highly annoying homeowners associations even more powerful and annoying, has entered a guilty plea to charges of possessing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today. ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
Our item about the "10 hottest women" on Texas' sex offender list has understandably generated a lot of controversy. Here was the genesis of the idea. Last week I spoke to two veteran child-porn prosecutors for a Q&A on how they do their jobs -- how they deal with looking at such horrific evidence ... More >>
John Kinsel remains in prison even after alleged rape victim recanted.
An intern had a side jobMario Joseph Ruffino, 29, seems to like working with kids. He interned at the Harris County Department of Education and then took an IT job with an elementary school in Arkansas. All the while, federal prosecutors say, he was a major distributor of child pornography. ... More >>
Court rules video voyeur not a child pornographer
HCSOSuspected of at least three sexual assaultsHarris County sheriff's deputies say DNA tests show there's a serial rapist targeting women in the northwest and west sides of the county. At a press conference today, they released a composite drawing of the suspect, who uses a box cutter to th ... More >>
A tanning bed is not sexy, court rulesThe 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has formally ruled: Alan Ray Steen is a pervert, he's not a child pornographer. Steen liked to go to tanning salons and stick a video camera over the cubicle wall to tape women; one day the person he taped turned out ... More >>
Photo courtesy DPSMichael Joseph Snowden, registered sex offenderHere's one to make every parent shudder -- a six-year-old boy went into a bathroom stall at the Freed-Montrose Library to change clothes; while he was in there a convicted sex offender went in and sexually assaulted him. Michae ... More >>
Photo by Paula BeltránPat Lykos, flanked by representives from the city and countyIt's gotten tougher to be a fugitive sex offender in Harris County, a group of law enforcement officials announced Monday.The three main local agencies dealing with sex offenders are merging their databases and mon ... More >>
Won't be smiling for longMost child pornographers are caught when law enforcement gains access to private, secure web groups.Then there are the child pornographers who get caught when they pass out on the side of the road in a car filled with their sick handiwork.Ramiro C. Lozano, 47, of Brownsvi ... More >>
Advice on sex offenders from a man accused of child porn possessionWilliam George Gammon, arrested and being held without bond for possessing child pornography, is a leading attorney in the state for uber-aggressive homeowners' associations.As such, he's offered advice to the legislature and to p ... More >>
The suit includes a graphic description of the rapeA Cedar Park woman has filed suit in federal court in Houston against Halliburton and KBR, alleging she was brutally raped while working for the company in Iraq last November.Mayo, 27, says she was raped by a KBR employee who is not named in the ... More >>
Houston famously is the home of one of Michael Jackson's doctors; could it also be the home of a doctor who's like Michael Jackson? (Note: Throw a half-dozen or so "allegedly"s into that sentence.)Prosecutors have charged Bernard Albina, a 69-year-old orthopedic surgeon, with sexually abusing at lea ... More >>
Say you’re the organizer of a children’s festival. Say one of your volunteers, um, volunteers that he is a registered sex offender. During the festival. What do you do? If you’re Community and Children’s Impact Center founder Brenda Myers, nothing. “He said he had been in jail before, but ... More >>
Walkscore.com recently ranked the country’s most walkable cities, and, big surprise, Houston wasn’t in the top ten. Yep, H-town came in 26th with a score of 51 out of 100. But, after rating the availability of schools, shops, restaurants, parks and such, downtown, Montrose, and River Oaks score ... More >>
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo should tell Houston Catholics why he waited two months to announce that a diocesan priest had been accused of sexually abusing a child, the head of a victims’ advocacy group said in a press conference today. Standing outside the Archdiocese Chancery downtown, David Clohess ... More >>
...is not quite what you'd expect
Last week, a Dallas County court released 700 pages of personnel files from the Fort Worth Diocese pertaining to priests who had been accused of sexual misconduct. Inadvertently, 16 pages related to Father Joseph Tu Ngoc Nguyen ("Father Tu") were also released. Tu was reassigned to Houston from an A ... More >>
Fans saw Carlos Coy as the invincible rapper, the gangsta who could become an icon for outcast Hispanics everywhere. But they didn't know his weakness -- young girls did.
Cops and courts cleared Richard King 25 years ago. But databases don't care.
Could castration cure Larry McQuay of his urge to molest children? He thinks it can, and wants the state to nueter him. Others would just like to neutralize him.