Elderly man found murdered with “I touch little girls” written on his chest – and it wasn’t the only message

Share:

NEW YORK CITY, NY – According to reports, a man who authorities haven’t publicly identified was found dead inside of a Staten Island apartment building hallway, with the words “I touch little girls” written on his chest earlier in July.

An official cause of death has not yet been determined, but authorities say the victim had suffered apparent trauma to the face.

Police responded to a 911 call on July 19th at approximately 9:30 a.m. about an adult male unconscious inside of an apartment building hallway off of Corson Avenue.

When police arrived on the scene, they’d found the victim deceased with the words “I touch little girls” written on his chest with what appeared to be black marker, with sources also saying the victim had the words “I take dolls in my room for girls age 1-5” written elsewhere on his body.

Authorities noted that the victim suffered trauma to the face but aren’t sure if the physical trauma was due to a fall or assault.

The man’s identity has not been released by officials, but the New York Post claimed the identity of the deceased is 80-year-old Robert Raynor.

The deceased victim was described as a recluse, and also reportedly lived with his niece and her two daughters.

Isaac Williams, a tenant inside of the apartment building, claimed to have heard a ruckus ongoing somewhere in the building during the early morning hours of July 19th: 

“It was so loud, I could hear it over the air conditioner. I said, ‘What the hell are they doing down there?’ It was loud banging, like ‘boom, boom, boom.’ Like people were wrestling or someone was throwing somebody around.”

A husband and wife couple spoke with local news outlet PIX 11, identified only as Monique and Keith, saying that they were familiar with the victim and would sometimes help him out with various errands and matters due to his mobility issues.  

Monique stated that she’s not sure whether or not the allegations scrawled on the man’s chest are true, saying that he’ll have to “answer to God” on that note:

“Anybody can be a pedophile. I don’t know what he did in his past. I don’t know who had they kids around him, but if he did that, he paid a hell of a price at his age. But if he did that, he gotta answer to God.”

Monique’s husband Keith added that the victim generally seemed nice, but also concurred with his wife that he can’t really speculate on the accuracy of what police found written on the deceased man:

“He seemed very friendly the few times we seen him. He always said hi, asked how was we doing. Yeah, he seemed really friendly. As for the stuff on his chest, I don’t know. I can’t speak about that. Like my wife said, he gotta answer to God for that.”

The New York City Medical Examiner will determine the victim’s cause of death as the investigation continues. Police have yet to announce any possible suspects in the case as of this writing.

Do you want to join our private family of first responders and supporters?  Get unprecedented access to some of the most powerful stories that the media refuses to show you.  Proceeds get reinvested into having active, retired and wounded officers, their families and supporters tell more of these stories.  Click to check it out.

LET Unity

In other cases involving sexual predator elements, a convicted sex offender was found inside a young girl’s bedroom by her parents after they’d witnessed the man trying to peer inside of their home in California. 

We at Law Enforcement Today reported on this case earlier in July. Here’s that previous report. 

_

GRAYSON, CA – The parents of a 5-year-old girl reportedly found and subdued a registered sex offender that was allegedly standing in their young daughter’s bedroom earlier in July.

Authorities say that the mother and father restrained the sex offender with duct tape and awaited the arrival of sheriff’s deputies.

Officials say the incident transpired during the morning of July 6th, when the parents of the young girl saw a man, later identified as 39-year-old Daniel Diaz, prowling around the perimeter of their household, and peering through windows while allegedly touching himself.

Martha Zepeda, the 5-year-old girl’s mother, spoke with a local news crew about Diaz’s alleged actions before breaking into the home:

“He was in the living room window trying to peek in and he was grabbing his private parts and just looking around.”

The young girl’s father had apparently lost sight of the suspect that was purportedly peering through the windows, but eventually heard a loud noise coming from their five year old daughter’s bedroom. Diaz had reportedly removed the screen off of the young girl’s window and had crawled into the home.

Ceci Ramirez, the 5-year-old’s older sister, said that when Diaz turned on the lights inside of the bedroom, her sister became frightened:

“The man turned on the lights and that’s when my sister woke up and she got scared.”

The father of the house was said to have rushed Diaz and eventually forced him outside of the home, where he reportedly got the suspect to the ground and both he and his wife used duct tape to restrain him as they awaited the arrival of Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputies.

It would be later discovered that Diaz is a registered sex offender, holding a prior conviction from 2009 of assault with intent to commit rape, having been released from prison in 2018.

Diaz is now facing charges of child endangerment, home invasion, and peeping and prowling. His bond is currently set at $350,000 for the charges, but is also being held without bail for a violation of parole, according to jail records

Do you want to join our private family of first responders and supporters?  Get unprecedented access to some of the most powerful stories that the media refuses to show you.  Proceeds get reinvested into having active, retired and wounded officers, their families and supporters tell more of these stories.  Click to check it out.

LET Unity

Back in February, we at Law Enforcement Today shared a report about a 42-year-old previously convicted sex offender that was sentenced over four decades in prison for producing “sexually explicit” photos of a child in his custody. 

Here’s that previous report. 

_

TAMPA, FL – In a press release from the Department of Justice, a 42-year-old previously convicted sex offender had been sentenced on February 18th to 45 years in federal prison for, “producing sexually explicit photographs of a seven-year-old child in his custody,” while having failed to register as a sex offender in the process. 

The convicted sex offender was identified as Adam Hollis of Polk County, who apparently has a history of crimes involving the dissemination of child pornography and sexually abusing children. 

Back in 2000, Hollis was reportedly convicted of, “directing/promoting the sexual performance of a child by distributing child-exploitative images using America Online,” according to the DOJ. 

Hollis was also reportedly convicted in Polk County back in 2014 for sexual battery on a child. 

This latest case, where Hollis reportedly plead guilty to back in November of 2020, stems from his felonious exploits from January of 2013. 

From what the DOJ wrote about the case, Hollis had abused two different victims – one a 7-year-old, deaf child and also an 8-year-old child – and proceeded to produce explicit materials of the 7-year-old and shared them online: 

“Hollis advertised, produced, and distributed sexually explicit images of a deaf, seven-year-old child to whom he had access. Hollis also molested that child, in addition to sexually abusing another eight-year-old child.”

Apparently, Hollis would groom his victims by having them watch pornography with him, as well as threatening the victims that if they ever told anyone about his exploits then their mother would lose custody of them. 

During Hollis’ dissemination of child pornography online, investigators found that he was leveraging these produced materials to trade with other child pornographers online: 

“Hollis advertised, created, and traded these child sex-abuse images using the internet, in part, so that he could add to his personal collection of child exploitation materials, which consisted of more than 250 images and more than 80 videos.”

Adam Hollis - Polk County Sheriff's Office
Adam Hollis – Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Homeland Security Investigations’ Tampa Assistant Special Agent in Charge Micah McCombs had the following to say about the recent sentencing: 

“This criminal deviant committed the most horrible atrocities on young, helpless children. This sentencing ensures this repeat child predator will spend the rest of his natural life in prison.”

The case against Hollis was investigated by both the HSI and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

On top of the 45-year prison sentence, U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday also added a 20-year term of supervised release following his incarceration.   

Want to make sure you never miss a story from Law Enforcement Today?  With so much “stuff” happening in the world on social media, it’s easy for things to get lost.  

Make sure you click “following” and then click “see first” so you don’t miss a thing!  (See image below.)  Thanks for being a part of the LET family!
 
Facebook Follow First
Share:
Related Posts