MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA- Police have arrested a 27-year-old man who they say molested at least three young children. Not only that, but detectives say they believe there are more victims.
In addition to the assaults, they said he was in possession of nearly 100 images and videos of child pornography.
Mountain View Police said detectives began investigating a cyber tip they received back in January. The tip came in about an online account that contained suspected child pornography.
According to police, it seemed to contain images of children as young as toddlers.
Not only that, but police said Victor Miller, the owner of the account, was having sexually explicit conversations with individuals who are believed to be underage.
As the investigation unfolded, police said Miller distributed pornographic images of children to at least one other person.
It gets even more disturbing. According to police, Miller was an avid user of Care.com.
They said he used it to be hired for babysitting requests, as well as the app Liveme.com.
That’s an app widely used by children, and one that police said can be frequented by child predators.
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested him on Tuesday, April 28, on an unrelated weapons charge.
Mountain View Police were made aware of the arrest, which allowed officers to interview Miller. After that, they searched his home and said they found additional evidence that was collected.
“No child should ever be a victim of a crime, especially ones as disturbing as what our detectives witnessed while investigating this case,” said Lt. Frank St. Clair. “We are grateful for the work our team put in to investigating this case, and we are thankful for our law enforcement partners who helped bring this suspect in.”
Now he’s being held at the Santa Clara County Jail.
Police need your help. They believe there are additional victims in the area. People are being asked to contact Detective Angelica Espitia at [email protected] if they know any victims.
BATON ROUGE, LA – A disturbing report out of Louisiana, where police arrested a 51-year-old man for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.
They made the arrest of Michael Jackson on Thursday.
According to police, the victim’s mother said when she came home, she found jackson and her daughter in the bedroom with the door shut.
The mother told police that the victim’s pants and underwear were pulled down, and the child said that Jackson touched her private area.
Jackson ran from the scene. Police arrested him the next day.
When they brought him in, police said he admitted to authorities that he performed oral sex on the child.
He’s since been been booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison with a $100,000 bond, and is charged with one count of oral sexual battery/incident behavior with a juvenile.
In a separate case, police arrested a high-risk sex offender just two weeks after his controversial release from jail.
This one was in Santa Ana, California.
Even the District Attorney warned this could happen. But the court commissioner didn’t listen.
Just two weeks after being released in a controversial move by officials, a high-risk registered sex offender was arrested in Santa Ana for exposing himself at a parole resource center, police said.
In April, a court commissioner released seven inmates from the Orange County Jail, despite being deemed high-risk sex offenders. County law enforcement officials not only criticized the move, but also warned it was dangerous.
Furthermore, they the release was not necessary because the jails were not overcrowded. One of the seven was Rudy William Grajeda Magdaleno.
He was let out on April 13 after serving 71 days in jail on a 180-day minimum sentence.
According to police, his extensive criminal history includes convictions for robbery, narcotics possession, criminal threats and child annoyance.
Police now say just four days after being released, Magdaleno was at a parole resource center on April 17 when he exposed himself to staff members in the building.
On top of that, they said he failed to charge his GPS monitor and the device had stopped tracking him the day before.
He took off before police could arrive.
On Thursday, police caught up to him and arrested him.
“I find it extremely troubling that this high risk sex offender was authorized for release, in spite of his significant documented criminal history,” Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin said.
According to Santa Ana police, his convictions are beyond disturbing. They include a sexual assault on a mentally disabled person; breaking into a home while naked from the waist down and peeking into an 11-year-old girl’s room.
They also include entering a Santa Ana law office, sitting on the floor and beginning to masturbate while staring at a woman in the office.Court Commissioner Joseph Dane released the group of sex offenders, despite the fact that many were charged with tampering with their GPS monitoring devices, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.
“These kinds of high-risk sex offenders are the most dangerous kind of criminal and the most likely to re-offend,” District Attorney Todd Spitzer said in a statement.
“They are doing everything they can to avoid detection by the parole officers assigned to monitor them so they can potentially commit additional sex offenses. These are not the kind of people who should be getting a break.”
Spitzer is worried this won’t be the last re-arrest of these dangerous sex offenders.
According to Spitzer, these convicts spent “just days” in jail.
The law requires a minimum of six months for those registered as sex offenders.
As mentioned above, they’ve apparently also been charged with cutting off their GPS monitors or tampering with their tracking devices.
Since March 7, the jail population in the county has been reduced by nearly 45%, said Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes.
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— OC Sheriff Don Barnes (@OCSheriffBarnes) April 29, 2020
Now Spitzer says overcrowding isn’t an issue thanks to additional steps taken to make sure inmates are safe during the crisis.
“It is not the court’s responsibility to control the jail population by releasing these dangerous criminals back into our communities,” the DA said.
“The residents of Orange County deserve to have the peace of mind that registered sex offenders are being held accountable and not just let out the front door of a jail by a court commissioner who refuses to follow the law.”
Spitzer slammed the move to release the inmates as “dangerous”. He also promised that his office appear in front of Dane on parole violations that involve registered sex offenders.
The two – Spitzer and Barnes – have previously expressed anger about a statewide move for bail to be dropped to zero for many offenders.
Here’s a breakdown of all of the inmates who were released:
Luis Joel Ramirez, 27, last known address in Costa Mesa.
The DA’s office said the following are included in his criminal history: sexual battery, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a peace officer, burglary and possessing of a leaded cane, a deadly weapon.
He served 20 days on a parole violation for cutting off his GPS then was released on April 7.
Then he was arrested again on a parole violation for failing to report, served 16 days and was released again on April 24.
James Franklin Bowling, 50, last known address in Bowling.
The DA’s office said his criminal history includes: lewd conduct in a public place, repeated convictions for failing to register as a sex offender, repeated convictions for sex offender on school grounds and possession of controlled substance and paraphernalia.
Since February, he’s had two parole violations. He was released on April 9. That was after serving 14 days on a parole violation for failing to charge his GPS monitoring device.
The DA’s office said he was ordered to report to parole but he “does not report”.
Rudy William Grajeda Magdaleno, 39, last known address in Anaheim.
The DA’s office said his criminal history includes: child molestation, indecent exposure, assault, battery, criminal threats and inflicting injury on an adult.
Since 2017, he’s had five parole violations.
On April 13, he was released after serving 142 days on a parole violation for failing to charge his GPS monitoring device. The DA said he was ordered to report but he “does not report”.
Calvin Curtis Coleman, 52, last known address in Santa Ana.
The DA’s office said his criminal history includes lewd conduct in a public place, and that he’s had three parole violations since 2019. They said he was released on April 13 after serving 18 days on a parole violation after failing to charge his GPS monitoring device, and that he was ordered to report to parole.
Kyle Albert Winton, 40, last from Mission Viejo.
The DA’s office said his criminal history includes: annoying or molesting a child, criminal threats to cause great bodily injury or death, resisting a peace officer and DUI and hit and run with property damage.
Officials say he’s got one parole violation. In April, he was released after serving 10 days on a parole violation for failing to charge his GPS.
Here’s another one who was ordered to report to parole, but who “does not report”.
Jose Adrian Oregel, 46, of Santa Ana.
The DA’s office said his criminal history includes: unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, oral copulation of a person under the age of 18 and causing great bodily injury.
The DA’s office called him a “second striker” who was released on April 22 after serving 18 days for failing to charge his GPS device and was ordered to report to parole.
Mario Ernesto Sandoval, 45, of Stanton.
The DA’s office said his criminal history includes: sexual battery, touching for sexual arousal, indecent exposure, assault on a peace officer and assault.
Officials said he’s had one parole violation in 2020, after he he failed to charge his GPS device and was unaccounted for one-third of the time he was out of custody.
Then he was released on April 22 after serving 16 days on a parole violation. This after failing to report to charge his GPS device and being ordered to report to parole.
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