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Sex abuse victim’s mom rips ‘pedophile’ former babysitter at sentencing: ‘Straight-up predator’​

Kyle Schnitzer

June 22, 2023 4:44pm

The mother of a young boy sexually abused by his babysitter for six years told a hushed courtroom Thursday she was left with a broken “mom heart” by the “pedophile” she once considered part of the family.
The mom, who did not identify herself in court because of privacy concerns, delivered a tearful statement at the Manhattan Supreme Court sentencing of Jonathan Luna, 34, the family’s former babysitter, who was hit with 12 years for sexual conduct against a child.
“To call you a wolf in sheep’s clothing is in a way how it feels, but that sounds too poetic,” the tearful mom said. “What you really are is a straight-up predator, a pedophile.”
While working as the family’s babysitter, the victimized youngster’s mom said she considered Luna part of the family, and shared details about the trust they built — only to have Luna “weaponize” it against her son..
Luna regularly sexually abused the child in his care, starting from the second grade to when the boy reached the sixth grade, according to prosecutors.

Jonathan Luna is pictured at his sentencingThe mom, who did not identify herself in court because of privacy concerns, delivered a tearful statement at the Manhattan Supreme Court sentencing of Jonathan Luna.Steven Hirsch
His sickening hold over the little boy finally ended when the child told his parents what his babysitter was doing.

“He told us that that guy – our guy – had repeatedly and regularly molested him… raped him were our son’s words,” the mom said.

“You did those things, and then you did them again. You could’ve quit knowing you crossed the line but you didn’t. You kept at it for years in our home without his consent. He was so young, so little.”

“Up until then, we considered you part of the family,” she said. “I cared for you more like a nephew than a babysitter,” she added.

Jonathan Luna is sentenced for sexually abusing a child.“To call you a wolf in sheep’s clothing is in a way how it feels, but that sounds too poetic,” the tearful mom said.Steven Hirsch
The boy, now a teenager, continues to experience nightmares and remains “tormented” from Luna’s abuse — unable to enjoy childhood milestones like sleep-away camp, and suffering psychologically from the years-long abuse, according to his mom.

Luna, who also worked as a Boys Scout Cubmaster and camp counselor, among other jobs involving youth, didn’t look once at the victim’s mom during her heart-wrenching 10-minute speech.

He will serve 12 years in prison and have 13 years post-release supervision, and have to register as a sex offender.

Jonathan LunaLuna regularly sexually abused the child in his care, starting from the second grade to when the boy reached the sixth grade, according to prosecutors.Steven Hirsch
The distraught mom said she also blamed herself for not protecting her son.

“As for me, your actions quite literally broke my heart — my mom’s heart,” she said.

But Justice Diane Kiesel consoled the devastated mom, urging her to not harbor any guilt and applauding her courage for coming forward.

“It breaks my heart to think you’re walking around with guilt when you too were a victim here,” Kiesel said.

According to authorities, Luna’s other jobs working with kids included: as a Cubmaster from 2007 until early 2012; as a counselor at the Boy Scott Keowa Summer Camp in Sullivan County in 2015; as a counselor for the McBurney YMCA after-school program at PS 41 in Greenwich Village from 2013 through 2016; as a camp counselor in Pennsylvania from 2016-2017; and as an afterschool counselor at PS 340 in Chelsea for three months in 2022.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office asked any parents who believe their children may have had contact with Luna to contact its child abuse unit at 212-335-4308.

Ex-NYC teacher arrested for alleged sexual abuse of mentally ill student: feds​

Susan Edelman and
Priscilla DeGregory

July 12, 2023 5:16pm

A disgraced New York City teacher who was fired because of her alleged sexual abuse of a mentally ill underage student was arrested Wednesday over the illicit relationship, the feds announced.
Sandy Carazas-Pinez, 34, is accused of luring the 16-year-old boy — who attended a Yonkers school for children with special needs — into a sexual relationship and convincing him to appear on an X-rated livestream while on a video call with her, according to Manhattan federal prosecutors.
From November 2022 through February of this year, Carazas-Pinez — a Bethel, Ct. married mother of three — groomed the Biondi School student and had sex with him, calling the encounters “gifts,” according to the indictment against her.
The former Big Apple biology teacher sexted with the student and then would repeatedly tell him to delete the images and messages she sent him, the court papers allege.
Carazas-Pinez also allegedly orchestrated encounters off school premises, instructing the teen to get day passes to get out of class so they could meet nearby. She would then pick him up and drive to places in the Bronx, Yonkers and Staten Island to have sex with him, the indictment states.

Sandy Carazas-PinezSandy Carazas-Pinez, a disgraced teacher, was busted Wednesday for enticing a 16-year-old student into a sexual relationship.FaceBook Sandy Carazas-Pinez
The student “expressed a desire to end their relationship” — but Carazas-Pinez allegedly coaxed him into continuing by “threatening to remove school privileges” if he didn’t carry on with her, the filing claimed.

Carazas-Pinez managed to keep things under wraps until February when school officials discovered she had been seen off-campus with the teen in her car and “in close contact” with him in her classroom, the court docs state.

She was then fired.

After, during a recorded call in March, the victim asked Carazas-Pinez if the two had been spotted having sex in the car. She merely said the pair were seen in the vehicle together, but didn’t deny that they had intercourse, the indictment alleges.

Carazas-Pinez also texted the student from a new number in March telling him to delete all of their messages, according to the charging document.

Sandy Carazas-PinezThe woman was fired from the school after officials discovered the alleged sexual abuse.FaceBook Sandy Carazas-Pinez
She was charged with enticing a minor victim to engage in illegal sexual activity and the production of child pornography.

She faces 10 years to life in prison if convicted on the top charge.

“Sandy Carazas-Pinez exploited the trust placed in her as a teacher to sexually abuse a teenage student in her care,” Manhattan US Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement.

Former DOE biology teacher Sandy Carazas-Pinez.Carazas-Pinez is a married mom of three.FaceBook Sandy Carazas-Pinez
The Post exclusively reported in March on a slew of text messages Carazas-Pinez — who also previously taught at PS/MS 007 in Harlem and PS/IS 218 in The Bronx — sent the teen that officials had as part of their investigation.

“I know for me it isn’t going to be easy, I will miss your kisses, hugs and everything,” Carazas-Pinez allegedly wrote to the boy when discussing whether to “end it.”

In another message she allegedly said: “I do miss your touch and kisses not going to lie. . . . I sound like a pervert.”

Her husband told The Post at the time that he’d kicked her out over the alleged abuse.

Sandy Carazas-PinezCarazas-Pinez would drive the teen off campus in her car where she would have sex with him, the feds allege.FaceBook Sandy Carazas-Pinez
The boy’s mom said that her son suffered from both schizophrenia and mood disorder and she accused the cops of dragging their feet on the investigation because her son is African American.

“It’s the rape of a child with a mental illness,” the mother said. “As a society, we have to prioritize the safety of children who are mentally ill and boys who are sexually assaulted.”

On Wednesday, the mom, whose name The Post is withholding to protect her son’s privacy, said she was “relieved” the alleged pedophile teacher had finally been arrested.

“I’m relieved that she’s finally arrested, and that she no longer has access to my child, or potentially others,” the mom said. “As long as she’s put away and can’t harm any more children, that should be the ultimate goal.”

The boy’s dad reiterated the parents believe law enforcement was too slow to act.

“It’s about time. It just took too long,” he said.

Carazas-Pinez’s lawyer Mario Gallucci told The Post: “This case is in its infancy and we await discovery to determine all possible defenses.”

Ex-NYC middle school music teacher admits to sexually abusing five students: prosecutors​

Priscilla DeGregory

Published Sep. 12, 2023, 5:12 p.m. ET

A former Bronx charter middle school music teacher has admitted to sexually abusing five girls — one of whom was as young as 12 — while they were his students around two decades ago, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Jesus Concepcion, 50, will face a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison at his sentencing for the years-long scheme to groom and abuse the girls when he taught and was the orchestra conductor at the KIPP Academy Middle School from 2000 through 2007, the Manhattan US Attorney’s office said.

Concepcion — who went by “Mr. C” — singled the middle schoolers out, lavishing attention on them and showering them with money, clothing, jewelry and other gifts.

He manipulated the young girls into believing they were in romantic relationships with him before sexually abusing them — even giving some of them cellphones so they could secretly arrange meetups, prosecutors alleged.

The creep also plied some of his victims with alcohol to help him carry out the abuse, which took place in the school’s music room, in a backroom of the auditorium, in cars, motels and at his home, the feds said.

He even traveled to Connecticut to visit one of the girls at her high school and sexually abuse her after she graduated from KIPP, according to prosecutors.

Concepcion allegedly forced himself at least once on another girl at a New Jersey motel where he had brought her from the Bronx.

KIPP AcademyAn ex-Bronx charter middle school music teacher copped to sexually abusing five underage girls and will face a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison.Matthew McDermott
He also groomed another victim, a 13-year-old girl, by sending her hundreds of text messages for months before meeting her during school and kissing her on the mouth, prosecutors said.

Concepcion, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, was arrested in August 2021.

He pleaded guilty Monday to charges of enticing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, transporting a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity and traveling with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity with a minor.

Jesus ConcepcionJesus Concepcion, 50, was the orchestra conductor at the KIPP Academy Middle School from 2000 through 2007 after being cuaght in a years-long scheme to groom and abuse the girls.Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Office, N.C.
“Jesus Concepcion engaged in a years-long scheme to manipulate, exploit, and sexually abuse young girls at the middle school where he taught,” Manhattan US Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement Tuesday.

“Concepcion abused his position of trust as the students’ teacher to lull them into a false sense of security and to then exploit them for his own sexual gratification.”

Concepcion faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years behind bars and a maximum of life imprisonment at his Dec. 11 sentencing.

He was fired from KIPP, the school told parents at the time of his arrest.

And the teacher previously resigned for “personal reasons” in March 2001 from Bronx Preparatory Charter School where some students described him as a “father figure,” according to a report by the New York Times.

Before Bronx Prep, Concepcion had worked a prior stint at KIPP.

Lawyers for Concepcion didn’t return a request for comment Tuesday.

Former NJ tennis coach sexually assaulted minor student​

Matthew Sedacca

Published Oct. 7, 2023, 9:35 a.m. ET

Terry Y. Kuo
Former tennis pro Terry Kuo was convicted of sexually assaulting a former student, beginning when she was 12. Thomas P. Costello / USA TODAY NETWORK

A former New Jersey tennis instructor has been convicted of a slew of sexual crimes against a student over the course of more than a year, which began when the girl was 12, officials said.
Terry Y. Kuo, 32, of Colts Neck, N.J., was found guilty by a jury Wednesday on 14 charges, including two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
“The conduct of this defendant, so thoroughly outlined by our prosecutors during the course of this trial, was nearly incomprehensibly manipulative and predatory,” Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago said.
Prosecutors launched an investigation into the former tennis pro after one of his students claimed that he had sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions from August 2016 to November 2017, officials said.

Terry Kuo in court
Kuo was found guilty by a jury on 14 charges, including two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault.Thomas P. Costello / USA TODAY NETWORK
Terry Kuo

Kuo sexually assaulted the student on multiple occasions from August 2016 to November 2017.
Marlboro Township Police and Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Bureau and Computer Crimes Unit obtained evidence on Kuo’s electronic devices of his sex crimes against the student, along with child pornography, authorities said.
The evidence, together with testimony from the now-19-year-old victim, proved that Kuo lavished the young student with gifts, including expensive electronics, jewelry, and designer clothing and accessories, while sexually abusing her, prosecutors said.
Kuo, who was arrested in November 2017 and is currently being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, could face life in prison when sentenced on December 1.

Former Philadelphia priest Armand Garcia will plead guilty on sexual abuse charges against a minor​

By Jessica Macaulay

October 22, 2023 / 7:59 PM / CBS Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Former Philadelphia priest Armand Garcia will plead guilty to sexually abusing a teenage girl in court on Monday.

Authorities arrested and charged Garcia back in 2019. He was a pastor at Saint Martin of Tours in Oxford Circle, but the alleged crime took place between 2014 and 2017 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the city's Andorra section.

Former Philadelphia priest Armand Garcia will plead guilty to sexually abusing a teenage girl in court on Monday.
Garcia also committed unlawful conduct with the same girl in his home in Delaware County, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said. He first met the girl when she was a 13-year-old altar server at the Immaculate Heart of Mary's Elementary School.

The archdiocese put Garcia on administrative leave when the criminal investigation began in 2018.

The DA's Office said the girl is expected to deliver a victim impact statement in court.

Former Philadelphia priest Armand Garcia pleads guilty to child sex crimes​

By CBS News Philadelphia Staff

October 23, 2023 / 1:00 PM / CBS Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A former Philadelphia priest pleaded guilty to felony child sex crimes Monday, and an ex-police officer received a 15 to 40 aggregated sentence in a separate case, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said in a news conference.

The DA's office said former Catholic priest Armand Garcia pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of felony child sex crimes: one count of unlawful contact with a minor and one count of corrupting a minor. Former Philadelphia police officer Patrick Heron also pleaded guilty to child sex crimes last Friday.

"For far too long, Armand Garcia was able to evade suspicion and enjoy the protective comforts that afforded him by being a Catholic priest," Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Clarke Beljean said. "No one suspected him of any wrongdoing because no one could imagine that a parish priest would behave this way."

Garcia was arrested in 2019 for abusing the teen while he was at the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Philadelphia's Andorra neighborhood between 2014 and 2017. He also committed unlawful conduct with the same girl in his home in Delaware County, the DA's office said. He first met the girl when she was a 13-year-old altar server at the Immaculate Heart of Mary's Elementary School.

Beljean said in a news conference Monday that the victim stood before court Monday to share the impact of Garcia's abuse.

"The victim's resolve in continuing to participate in what turned out to be a lengthy court process," Beljean said, "and to stand before the court this morning and powerfully describe the impact that the defendant's actions of grooming beginning at 13, stealing her innocence at 16 and the practice of emotional manipulation have had on her, her family and that shows just how incredible of a young adult that the victim has grown to be."

LaQuisha Anthony, program lead and advocacy coordinator of WOAR Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence, read a statement from Garcia's victim during a news conference.

"For almost 10 years now, I have felt the impact of his abuse. His actions will haunt me forever and I truly will have them follow me to my grave. Christian doctrine tells us that we're supposed to forgive others for their transgressions against us, but I cannot forgive this man. He will never understand the fear that I faced every day as a teenager knowing that when he insisted on raping me, I could do nothing to stop him."
Heron pleaded guilty Friday after agreeing to a plea deal of between 15 and 40 years behind bars for counts of unlawful contact, sexual abuse of children, forgery and related charges.

Heron allegedly sexually assaulted dozens of underage women in the city's Kensington neighborhood while on duty between 2005 and 2017.

Prosecutors previously showed evidence of Heron taking pictures and videos with his victims while assaulting them, some in the backseat of his patrol unit.


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HSI Phoenix seeks help identifying potential victims of ex-MMA fighter arrested for multiple sex crimes involving minors​

James Bond

PHOENIX — Special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are seeking the public’s assistance to identify potential victims of a former mixed martial arts fighter arrested early Thanksgiving morning at the Miami International Airport for charges related to sex trafficking of minors, engaging in illicit sexual contact in foreign places, production of child pornography and other related offenses. HSI Phoenix is conducting the investigation jointly with the HSI Bogota Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit’s Directorate of Protection and Special Services (DIPRO), which is comprised of members of the Colombian National Police, with assistance from HSI Miami and HSI attaché offices in Bangkok and Buenos Aires.

James Bond, of Scottsdale, is a former MMA fighter known as “Underdog” who changed his name from Jaymes Christopher Schulte. On Nov. 28, Bond made his initial court appearance in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Miami. He will be transported to the District of Arizona to face charges.
The indictment alleges that he had sex with eight minors in Colombia; that he solicited, recruited and enticed the minors to engage in commercial sex acts; and that he produced videos that were transported to the United States depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The indictment also charges distribution of multiple videos of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct through his website.

Bond boasted about his international travel to the Philippines, Vietnam, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Thailand, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Germany, the United Kingdom and Russia. HSI anticipates additional victims will come forward from around the globe.

Anyone who may have had contact with Bond or thinks they may have information that may be relevant to the child exploitation investigation is encouraged to call the HSI toll-free Tip Line at 866-DHS-2-ICE or to complete its online tip form.

Bucks County man charged with raping 15-year-old girl in Giant grocery store parking lot: DA​

By Jessica MacAulay

Updated on: December 12, 2023 / 11:54 PM EST / CBS Philadelphia

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (CBS) -- A Bucks County man has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in Quakertown in late October, according to the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.

The man, identified as Miguel Angel Sanchez, 32, of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, was charged in November with several counts of rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, trafficking in individuals and other related crimes.

Miguel Angel Sanchez, 32, of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, was charged in November with several counts of rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, trafficking in individuals and other related crimes. Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Now, Bucks County officials and the Quakertown Borough Police Department are saying there could be more victims and are asking for them to come forward.

Back on Oct. 24, Quakertown police said they received a report that a 15-year-old girl had been raped the previous night, Monday, Oct. 23 in the Giant grocery store parking lot on 1465 W. Broad Street.

The 15-year-old told police the man, now identified as Sanchez, allegedly raped her inside his car in the parking lot.

Through surveillance investigating, Quakertown police found the vehicle that the 15-year-old had described as a white, 4-door vehicle.

Police linked the car found on surveillance at the time of the rape to Sanchez. His driver's license photo also matched photo evidence found on the 15-year-old's phone.

The girl told police she met Sanchez just once before and they exchanged contact information over Snapchat. She said he asked her for naked videos and videos of her performing sexual acts in exchange for money. Police say the 32-year-old also asked a 16-year-old girl, one of the 15-year-old's friends, for the same types of videos.

Kristen McGarvey, a digital safety expert, said incidents like these are an important time for parents to talk about online security with their children since this crime has ties to social media.

Coatesville man faces slew of charges after breaking into home, watching child sleep​

By Jessica MacAulay, Nikki DeMentri, Adam Fox

December 27, 2023 / 3:50 PM EST / CBS Philadelphia

COATESVILLE, Pa. (CBS) -- A Coatesville man is now facing a slew of charges after police say he broke into a home several times and watched a little girl sleep.

Coatesville police identified Jefferson Mejia Gonzalez as the man behind the break-ins.

Around 3 p.m. Gonzalez turned himself in to the City of Coatesville Police Department and shortly thereafter he was arraigned in front of a district judge.

The mother of the little girl, Tiffani Szabara, shared surveillance video with CBS News Philadelphia of the last time Gonzalez broke in.

Above is a still picture from the surveillance, however in the full video, you can see him entering inside early Christmas Eve morning through the back door, and then leaving about five minutes later.

Police said this video, plus tips from the public helped them identify the 24-year-old.

Detectives said Gonzalez broke into the house on Pennsylvania Avenue at least four separate times in the overnight hours over the last three months. Each time, they said he went to watch a 9-year-old girl in her bedroom.

Detectives told CBS News Philadelphia that Gonzalez even spoke with the child on some of those occasions.

Szabara said she didn't know the man and was afraid he was trying to abduct her daughter.

"Four times that he physically got in, but there were other occasions that he tried to get in, but was unsuccessful because everything was locked down correctly," she said.

"As far as we know, no, he's not involved with children at all. So apart from this incident, there's nothing that would leave me to believe that anything else has happened," said lead investigator on the case, Jose Colon.

"Everyone's worst nightmare. Every mom's worst nightmare," Szabara said.

Police first shared photos on their Facebook page of Gonzalez back on Monday.

In another post from Wednesday afternoon, police announced an arrest warrant for Gonzalez and said more charges could come as their investigation continues. His current charges include burglary, criminal trespassing, interference with custody of children, criminal mischief, harassment and stalking.

Gonzalez had no comment as he was taken into a police car Wednesday afternoon. Police said the judge set cash bail at $150,000.
Self-Proclaimed “Satan Child” Sentenced to 50 Years

Miguel Alejandro Diaz Gonzalez
was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for the production and transportation of child sex abuse material.

  • The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) received a tip concerning an online media storage account associated with the username “Satans child,” where investigators found child sexual abuse material.
  • FBI agents traced that account to a home in Orlando, Florida, where Diaz Gonzalez lived. Agents also recovered a video that Diaz Gonzalez produced and shared depicting him raping an 8-year-old child. Two other child victims, ages 10 and 11, were also identified in the investigation as victims.
  • Diaz Gonzalez was also responsible for sharing and transporting several images and videos depicting children being drugged, raped, and molested by adults.
  • This is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
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A team of FBI and international law enforcement agencies conducted multiple arrests the morning of January 30, across the United States and Canada, to disrupt and dismantle an international organized crime syndicate importing and exporting massive quantities of drugs across the North American continent.

  • The defendants allegedly conspired to traffic and import hundreds of kilograms of cocaine and methamphetamine from Mexico through Los Angeles for export to Canada or redistribution throughout the U.S.
  • The investigation, known as Operation Dead Hand, examined a network of "handlers" and "dispatchers" moving these substances.
  • The estimated wholesale value of the narcotics seized was between $16-28 million—with an even greater value in Canada.
  • This case is part of the FBI’s ongoing work with its partners to disrupt these organized criminal groups and drug traffickers.
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New Jersey tennis coach charged after allegedly showing naked photos to 15-year-old girl​

By CBS News Philadelphia Staff

February 26, 2024 / 9:21 PM EST / CBS Philadelphia

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (CBS) – A Burlington County tennis coach was charged after allegedly harassing a 15-year-old girl and showing her photos of himself naked, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said.

Ovidiu V. Dragos, 60, of Moorestown, New Jersey, allegedly showed the photos of himself to the 15-year-old on his phone on two separate occasions during group tennis lessons at Cherry Hill Health and Racquet Club, according to a release from the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Dragos also allegedly left "numerous letters, cards, poems and gifts" in the victim's tennis bag over two years while providing her private and group tennis lessons, the prosecutor's office said.

Dragos was charged with promoting obscene material to a minor, endangering the welfare of a child, harassment and stalking.

Dragos coaches boys and girls tennis at Moorestown High School and also conducts private and group lessons in Cherry Hill, according to the prosecutor's office.

Dragos was arrested Feb. 26 by the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force – Camden Division, and he is being held at the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial detention hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Kristen Blantz of the Camden County Prosecutors Office Special Victims Unit at 856-225-8642, Detective Joshua Jenkins of the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office at 609-845-2811, Detective Gregory Brisbin of the Cherry Hill Police Department at 856-432-8830, or Detective Ryan Carr of the Moorestown Police Department at 856-914-3037. Tips can also be sent anonymously to CAMDEN.TIPS.

Long Island school bus driver charged with sexually abusing child​

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Published March 14, 2024, 4:44 p.m. ET

A school bus driver with several different aliases sexually abused a child on Long Island — and subjected the girl to attacks for nearly two years, authorities and law enforcement sources said Thursday.
Miguel Enrique Diaz, 47, a pervy bus operator for Bay Shore Middle School and Brook Elementary School allegedly abused a child, who is now 13-years-old, between May 2022 and October 2023, according to Suffolk County Police.
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Miguel Enrique Diaz, 47, a bus driver for Bay Shore Middle School and Brook Elementary School, allegedly abused the girl between May 2022 and October 2023. Suffolk County Police Department
It’s unclear where the attacks occurred but law enforcement sources told The Post that none of the abuse took place on the bus or the school.
“We have been notified by the Suffolk County Police Department that all incidents of alleged abuse did not occur on district property, within district buildings, or on buses transporting students for the district,” Steven J. Maloney, the Superintendent of the Bay Shore School District, told parents.

Migrant church worker accused of molesting girls as young as 6 snuck back into US twice after being deported​

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Published March 18, 2024, 5:57 p.m. ET

A migrant from El Salvador who is charged with molesting children as young as 6 was deported twice — then arrested and released back into the community last year despite being in the country illegally, according to authorities.
Ervin Jeovany Alfaro-Lopez, 33, is accused of groping at least four little girls as they prayed at a church outside Washington, DC, while he worked there as a teacher.
He faces 25 counts of sexual misconduct charges for abuse allegations date as far back as 2014.
Following his latest arrest March 11, Alfaro-Lopez is being held without bond in Montgomery County Detention Center.
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Ervin Jeovany Alfaro-Lopez, 33, a twice-deported illegal immigrant from El Salvador, has been charged with more than 20 sexual offenses dating back to 2014, according to ICE.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed to The Post Monday that Alfaro-Lopez was removed from the US in 2015 and again in 2020.
According to ICE, Alfaro-Lopez’s first brush with border agents was on March 23, 2015, when US Border Patrol (USBP) arrested him near Lake Charles, La. for having unlawfully entered the US.

He was released in April 2015 on $7,500 bond and ordered to report to the ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations Baltimore field office (ERO).
A Baltimore immigration judge ordered Alfaro-Lopez be removed from the country in September 2018, but he was arrested again in January 2019 and was ordered to leave the country.
He crossed out of the US in April 2019, ERO Baltimore spokesperson James Covington told The Post.
However, he later returned and was apprehended again less than a year later in March 2020 in Rio Grande Valley, Texas after apparently sneaking across the border once more.
Border Patrol agents processed him for expedited removal and he was sent back to El Salvador later that month.
The front entrance of Elim Misión Cristiana church in Derwood, Maryland.

Abilene man arrested for possessing child pornography with intent to promote​

by Felicity Neptune
Thu, March 21st 2024 at 4:13 PM

26-year-old Daniel Munoz of Abilene was arrested and accused of Second Degree Felony Possession of Child Pornography with Intent to Promote. (Abilene Police Department)

ABILENE, Texas — An Abilene man has been arrested for possessing child pornography.
Abilene police arrested 26-year-old Daniel Munoz Thursday. He is accused of Second Degree Felony Possession of Child Pornography with Intent to Promote.
Officers searched the home in the 2400 block of South 41st Street and confiscated evidence containing child pornography.

The Abilene Police Department is asking anyone with information about Munoz to contact them at 673-8331.
Police are still investigating this case.

Suspect in custody, accused of sexually exploiting minor from Hillsboro​

Investigation showed there were other victims in two other states.

By WEAU Staff
Published: Apr. 2, 2024 at 6:45 AM MST

HILLSBORO, Wis. (WEAU) - A suspect is in custody after being accused of sexually exploiting a minor from Hillsboro.
According to Hillsboro police, on Sept. 11, 2023, at around 1:50 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department was informed of a minor who lives in the City of Hillsboro being sexually exploited on social media.
Hillsboro police say they identified the suspect as 17-year-old Pablo Lee Jimenez Cruz of Longview, TX.
According to Hillsboro police, authorities in TX searched the suspect’s home and took them into custody. Investigation showed there were other victims in two other states.
Authorities said that the suspect will be charged as an adult in TX.

Former Bethlehem, Pennsylvania school police officer charged with sexually assaulting student​

By Nikki DeMentri

Updated on: May 15, 2024 / 6:23 PM EDT / CBS Philadelphia

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (CBS) -- A Lehigh Valley school resource police officer and soccer coach is accused of taking an inappropriate video of a young girl and having a sexual relationship with another girl.

Prosecutors allege 43-year-old Costas Nick Alestas had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student and recorded at least one upskirt video of an 11-year-old girl.

43-year-old Costas Nick Alestas City of Bethlehem Police Department
Police said Alestas was a school resource officer for six years at East Hills Middle School in Bethlehem. He was also the school's co-ed soccer coach, according to court documents.

During a press conference on Wednesday, police said they were notified by the Bethlehem Area School District of Alestas's alleged "inappropriate" relationship with a student on May 1. Alestas was immediately asked to leave the school and was placed on administrative leave.

Through their investigation, they said the school resource officer had multiple sexual encounters both on and off school grounds with the 14-year-old girl. Police believe the relationship started in January of this year.

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"The victim disclosed she had been involved in ongoing communication with Alestas while at school, including him providing her with his personal cellular telephone number," City of Bethlehem Police Department Capt. Nicholas Lechman said. "At one point, the victim's mother discovered text messages on her phone and when Alestas became aware of this he began using a second phone number to communicate with the victim. The communication with Alestas included conversations about engaging in sexual acts. As the communication between Alestas and the victim continued, the interactions progressed into several encounters involving sexual contact between the two."
Lechman said one of the sexual encounters happened during a school dance while Alestas was on duty and in police uniform.
Through the investigation, court documents also allege at least one video was found on Alestas' personal phone showing up the skirt of an 11-year-old girl. They said the girl was identified by her parents.
"This video was taken without the victim's knowledge while she was walking in the hallway," Lechman said.

Alestas is charged with several offenses including statutory sexual assault, sexual contact with a student and invasion of privacy.
The school district declined further comment on the matter Wednesday.
A message on their website reads:

"Upon receipt of information indicating an alleged relationship between a student and a Bethlehem Police Department School Resource Officer and soccer coach serving East Hills Middle School, the Bethlehem Area School District immediately began its investigation and notified all mandated agencies. The staff member was placed on administrative leave by both the BASD and Bethlehem Police Department. The alleged inappropriate behavior violates community trust in our schools, undermines safety, and is illegal, intolerable, and inexcusable. Our students' physical and emotional safety has been and will continue to be the BASD's first priority. The BASD will provide counseling support as needed. The BASD remains committed to transparency and cooperation with all investigative and legal entities as it relates to this matter."
Court records show Alestas was unable to post bail and remains in the county jail.
He is due back in court later this month.
"It's with a heavy heart that we're here," Northampton County District Attorney Stephen Baratta said at the press conference.
Baratta noted this is the second school resource officer in the county who was arrested and charged following an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student over the last several weeks.

The Northampton County Office of the District Attorney said in a release, John Smoke was arrested and charged last month after he allegedly "sent explicit photos to an underage student."
Smoke, they said, was a Palmer Township police officer and school resource officer at Easton Area High School at the time of the incident. He is due in court this week.
"We need to start talking about whether there's prophylactic measures. We can take as far as policy and procedures that can lessen opportunities for this kind of behavior," Baratta said on Wednesday.

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Juan Galindo (Grimes County Jail)

An accused sex offender was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Monday in the Grimes County District Court.
44-year-old Juan Alcocer Galindo pled guilty before 12th District Court Judge David Moorman to Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child.

The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office received information in June of 2023 that Galindo had sexually abused two females under the age of 14 in the Plantersville area.
On July 6, 2023, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant James Racus and D.A. Chief Investigator John Wren traveled to Galindo’s work place and made contact with him.
He agreed to accompany them back to the Sheriff’s Office where an interview was conducted by DPS Lieutenant Juan Aguilera.
Galindo confessed during the interview to sexually assaulting one of the females.
While the interview was going on, D.A. Investigator Blake Baldobino led another team to execute a search warrant on Galindo’s residence, where they found corroborating evidence.
In September 2023, Grimes County Assistant District Attorney Meagan Callaham and Chief Investigator Wren traveled to Illinois, where the victims were now living to interview them.
According to the D.A.’s Office, Galindo will have to serve the entire sentence without a chance at parole.


Creepy NYC substitute teacher showed 14-year-old his hickeys and said he’d make her ‘fall in love’ if they had sex: prosecutors​

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A sicko substitute teacher showed a 14-year-old his hickeys and told her he’d make her “fall in love” if they had sex – during a series of disturbing interactions, authorities said.
Jasskirat Saini, 27, was arrested for the alleged bizarre harassment of the child at Hillcrest High School over several weeks — years after he was charged for drawing swastikas on a college campus.
“If I was a student at Hillcrest, I would make you fall in love with me by having sex with you, so you can never stop thinking about me,” Saini, 27, allegedly told the girl, according to a criminal complaint.
“You are a teacher and are not supposed to be saying something like that,” the teen responded.
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Jasskirat Saini was previously arrested for scrawling swastikas and “KKK” on buildings at Nassau Community College. Obtained by NY Post

Saini then brazenly laughed in her face, according to a criminal complaint.

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The creepy interaction is one of many the skeevy sub is accused of making over the course of a month and a half, beginning in mid-March, prosecutors said.
Saini allegedly asked the girl if she found him attractive while telling her multiple times that he wanted to have sex and start a relationship with her, according to the court papers.
He also touched her several times — hugging, poking her body and putting his head on her hand, prosecutors said.
In another interaction, he allegedly showed off hickeys his girlfriend left on his neck while telling the student he “wished that she was old enough to be in a dating relationship with him.”
In front of other students, Saini urged her to sit next to him as he brushed the other kids away, “telling them they were being annoying,” according to the complaint.
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Jasskirat Saini, 27, allegedly harassed the 14-year-old several times in Hillcrest High School. Brigitte Stelzer
“Other students are jealous of you, want to be in your place and be this close to me,” he allegedly told her many times.
Saini also asked her to spend time with him outside of school hours, demanded a hair tie as a “memento” and creepily pulled her chair closer to his — making their knees touch, prosecutors said.
Authorities said he doused himself in her perfume and said “he wanted to smell like her and make his girlfriend jealous.”

When the girl told him she wanted nothing to do with him, he exploded on Instagram, officials claimed.

“Actions speak louder than words,” he seethed on the app in a message to her, according to the complaint.

“You could not have even shown me respect or energy on my last day and ruined my whole day.”

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The creepy interactions occurred several times in the Queens high school Dennis A. Clark
Police arrested Saini at the school on Monday after the girl’s father filed a complaint against him, police said.

The sub was slapped with child endangerment and harassment charges.

At his Queens Criminal Court arraignment, he was released without bail and ordered to stay away from the girl, court records show.

It’s not the first time Saini, of Plainview, has been in legal trouble.

In 2016, Saini, then a student at Nassau Community College, allegedly scrawled swastikas and “KKK” on campus buildings over a two-month period.

He was charged with 10 counts of felony harassment, The Post reported at the time.

Officials said Saini “believed he was being harassed by members of the Jewish community.”

He later pleaded guilty to attempted criminal mischief: intent to damage property and was sentenced to one year of probation, the Nassau County District Attorney’s office told The Post on Wednesday.

Saini’s next court date is set for July 10.

The Department of Education did not immediately reply to a request for comment.