Child predator groups expose school board president in an online video after he tries to meet with little girl

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GOSHEN, OH – President of the Goshen school board, John Gray, resigned after a video posted online by groups that expose child predators revealed he was attempting to meet with an 11-year-old girl.

 

 

The disturbing video shows sheriff’s deputies in Indiana handcuffing Gray.

 

 

The school board addressed the matter in a letter to the local community stating,

“Dear Goshen Local Schools Families,

We are writing to make you aware of news that was brought to the attention of district officials late Saturday, April 23, 2022. 

A video posted Saturday evening on YouTube shows John Gray, Goshen Local Schools board president, being handcuffed by law enforcement in Indiana.

The content of the video is deeply disturbing to our entire school district and Goshen Local School community.

John Gray resigned from the school board Sunday, April 24, 2022.

He was serving his fifth term.

To be clear, Saturday’s incident occurred outside of the Goshen Local School district.

Our district leaders will be consulting with legal counsel and should more information become available, we will communicate it to our families immediately.

Due to the fact that this is an ongoing investigation, we have no other comments at this time.”

 

In the hour-long video, Gray is shown engaging with one of the volunteers from PCI: Predator Catchers Indianapolis and PCI: Predator Catchers Muncie, the groups responsible for exposing child predators saying,

“I said you have beautiful lips.

 She said something about trying clothes on, modeling, like a fashion show.”

Gray agreed that he did speak with the minor about a bubble bath and giving her a massage.

 

 

The groups responsible for exposing Gray’s behavior, PCI: Predator Catchers Indianapolis and PCI: Predator Catchers Muncie posted the video online for justice.

PCI: Predator Catchers Indianapolis state on their website,

“We all know it’s a problem but I had no idea just how bad it was.

We dedicate our time, working hard to expose as many predators as we can.

The justice system needs a wake up call.

If they won’t protect our children, groups like us WILL!”

PCI: Predator Catchers Muncie say on their website,

“We take complete pride in what we do and each and every single one of us are beyond passionate in our nonprofit.

Most of our team members are mothers and fathers of young children in our community.

They are survivors of child solicitation themselves!

We are out here for the greater good.

We see this issue for what it is and will do everything in our power to spread its awareness.

To seek justice for those in our community who may not have seen their day in court or weren’t strong enough at the time to fight for it.

It’s a fight that never ends and until then PCM will keep swinging…”

The sheriff’s office in Randolph County Indiana said they were called to the Dollar General in Farmland and proceeded to engage in a conversation with Gray.

He was not arrested and is currently not facing criminal charges.

According to the sheriff’s department, an investigation is underway.

 

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“Attempted rape” of a little girl: Elementary school teacher from Oregon arrested for soliciting a minor for sex

REDMOND, WASHINGTON –  A fourth-grade teacher from McMinnville Oregon has been arrested for attempting to have sex with a minor.

Redmond police say Andrew Hammond, a 50-year-old elementary school teacher from Oregon, was arrested for communicating with minors for immoral purposes and attempted rape of a child.

 

 

During an undercover operation in October 2021, detectives first encountered Hammond. Using fake profiles uploaded to dating apps, police began a conversation with Hammond. He believed he was communicating with a 14-year-old girl.

Again, several months later, Hammond communicated with another detective from Redmond, whom he believed was a 13-year-old minor. After a few months of communication that was sexually motivated, Hammond suggested a face-to-face meeting with the minor to have sex.

Hammond was arrested while checking in at a local hotel.

According to Redmond Police, Hammond is being charged with four counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes and third- and second-degree attempted rape of a child.

He is being held on $100,000 bail.

Chief Darrell Lowe said,

“I’m proud of our officers and detectives for their dedication to such an important initiative in keeping our children safe.

Any time we can take child predators off the streets for such egregious crimes against children is a win for our community.

The important message for parents is to monitor your children’s activities on their phones and computers.”

 

The McMinnville School District commented that,

“McMinnville School District has been informed by law enforcement that one of our employees was arrested in Washington State.

At this time, we have no information about any illegal activity in McMinnville…

We are cooperating fully with law enforcement in the investigation.

[Hammond] has been placed on administrative leave.

 [Hammond] is a first-year elementary teacher in our district and has not been involved in any district after-school activities or other student contact positions.

The families in the teacher’s class have been notified by the school.”

The Redmond Police Department reminded the public that if you or anyone you know is a victim of online child sexual exploitation to please contact the local police department or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

 

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Washington police officer stabbed in head and back before cops shoot, kill child rape suspect

CHEHALIS, WA – A suspect wanted for child rape was fatally shot by Centralia police officers after the man stabbed a police officer in the head and back, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO).

 

Authorities said that about 10:15 a.m. Friday, detectives from the Sheriff’s Department were trying to arrest a 32-year-old man for second-degree rape of a child. When they found the suspect on NE Adams Avenue, the suspect reportedly appeared to reach for a weapon.

One of the deputies shot at the suspect, who then fled on foot.

The Chehalis Police Department, Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, and the Washington State Patrol responded to assist, including a K9 unit which eventually located the suspect on Alfred Street in Chehalis around 12:15 p.m.

 

As officers from the Centralia Police Department tried to arrest the suspect, the man stabbed a police officer in the head and back, according to LCSO. Officials say the officer who was stabbed was taken to an area hospital for surgery and is in stable condition.

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Other officers on scene shot the suspect. Despite life-saving efforts by officers, the suspect died at the scene. the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department tweeted Friday:

“Deputy Involved Shooting in Chehalis. Both Detectives are okay. When trying to apprehend the suspect, a Centralia Officer was stabbed, and another shooting occurred

“The suspect is deceased. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating both shootings.”

 

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is the primary investigating agency for the independent investigation. Anyone with information on the incident should contact the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office at (360) 748-9286.

The incident occurred just weeks after a Vancouver, Washington police officer was killed off-duty after being stabbed by a robbery suspect at his home and then accidentally shot by a responding sheriff’s deputy.

Vancouver police officer Donald Sahota, 52, collapsed on his porch as he was shot January 29, authorities said.

The tragic events began when the suspect fled a gas station robbery in Vancouver, near Portland. He fled in a stolen Mercedes and was pursued by police.

The suspect arrived at the off-duty officer’s residence banging on the door claiming he was in a car accident, according to authorities.

Officer Sahota’s wife called 911 and realized that the man at her door matched the description of a robbery suspect, authorities said. She remained on the phone and told dispatchers that her husband  was headed outside to confront the man and detain him for law enforcement.

 

The suspect struggled with Officer Sahota and stabbed him several times. According to court documents, the suspect managed to break away from the officer and ran into the residence, knocking over the officer’s wife.

Officer Sahota was able to stand up holding his gun to chase the suspect. A responding officer mistook the armed officer for the suspect and shot him with a patrol rifle. The officer collapsed on the porch and was later pronounced dead.

Officers only realized the mistake when the suspect, identified as Julio Cesar Segura, 20, walked onto the porch with his hands up and surrendered.

Troy Brightbill, chief criminal deputy of the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office and commander of the Lower Columbia Major Crimes Team, said the officer that fired the fatal shot has been placed on “critical incident leave.”

Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain said in a statement:

“My heart goes out to Officer Sahota’s family and friends and those of us in his VPD family as well.

“His death is a tragic loss, and he will be deeply missed by many.”

 

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