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Reno Man Gets 2 Life Sentences For CSA

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Marcos Martin-Montoya, 35

Reno, Nevada  –  A Reno man was sentenced on Monday to serve two life sentences in prison after he plead guilty to sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl.

Marcos Martin-Montoya, 35, plead guilty earlier this year to two counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 14, officials with the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

Each count carries a penalty of life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving a minimum of 10 years.

“The sentences handed down today are consecutive, guaranteeing that the very earliest Martin-Montoya could be eligible for release would be after he has served 20 years,” officials said in a statement.

Authorities had received a report that Martin-Montoya was inappropriately touching the 12-year-old in early May. Investigators later found that the girl had been sexually abused by him since 2009.

“He was arrested that same day,” officials said.

A multidisciplinary team from the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center were investigating the case. That included detectives from the Reno Police Department, authorities with the Washoe County Social Services and prosecutors with the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.

“The work done by this exceptional team of prosecutors, detectives and child advocacy professionals continues to better serve our community’s most vulnerable victims of crime,” District Attorney Chris Hicks said in a statement on Monday.

The Child Advocacy Center opened in June 2014 and has conducted more than 300 interviews with child victims.

Former School Bus Driver Guilty Of Child Sex Abuse

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John Carrell

WEST JORDAN, UTAH  –  A former school bus driver was found guilty on 19 felony counts related to child sex abuse.

The jury found John Carrell guilty on 19 of the 33 felony counts related to aggravated sex abuse of a child. He was found not guilty on 14 of the remaining felony counts. The 19 guilty verdicts covered both of his victims. The two girls were special needs children and rode on the bus Carrell drove for the Canyons School District.

The jury delivered the mixed verdict after 16 hours of deliberations.
In the courtroom, there was a quiet tension moments before the judge started reading each of the 33 counts.

Judge: “Count one, not guilty”There was a gasp in the courtroom after the first charge was read. Carrell’s eyes enlarged.

But then reality hit Carrell when count two was read by the judge. Judge: “Count two: guilty of aggravated sex abuse of a child.”

All it took was one guilty verdict and Carrell knew he would be going to prison for a long time.

When it was over, Carrell was found guilty on 19 of the 33 charges of aggravated sex abuse of a child.

Afterwards, the parents of one of the victims spoke briefly about the guilty verdicts.

“Closure, closure for us, a little closure,” said Thomas Brown, the parent who first heard his daughter speak of a problem on the school bus.

Brown’s wife was also present during the entire trial. And she was focusing on getting her child back to normal.

“We go home and we care for our kids,” Marisela Brown said. “That is our future. That is our life and that’s what they need. We want to care for her.”

When asked if her special needs daughter who is now six years old would understand the guilty verdict she said no.

As for John Carrell, he showed little emotion when the verdicts were read. He was taken into custody after the verdicts were read.
His family left the courtroom without comment but visibly shaken and weeping.

Carrell’s attorney said he accepted the verdict.

“We’re disappointed obviously and he’s disappointed,” said Ron Yengich. “But John accepts the verdict as well. That’s what we should do in a country that we believe in the jury system.”

Carrell will remain in the Salt Lake County jail until he’s sentenced on September 24. He faces a sentence of 15-year-to life in prison on each of the charges. The question remains whether the judge will offer him consecutive or concurrent sentences.

TX Teacher Indicted On Federal Child Exploitation

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Lucas R. Hill, 38

TYLER, TX – A 38-year-old former Hopkins County school teacher has been indicted for child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, according to U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Lucas R. Hill formerly of Sulphur Springs, Texas has been named in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on July 15, 2015 charging him with producing child pornography, enticing and coercing a minor, and transferring obscene matter to a child younger than 16 years of age.

The indictment was unsealed today, and Hill is scheduled to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Don D. Bush.

According to the indictment and information presented in court, earlier this year, law enforcement officials were notified by a family who had discovered that an unknown individual had created an account on the social media site, Facebook, using images of their minor son. An investigation revealed that an individual accessed the account from Hill’s residence in Sulphur Springs, Texas. At the time, Hill was a teacher with the Cumby Independent School District. Hill is alleged to have created the Facebook account under the fictitious name, “Aaron Cage,” and posed as a teenage boy by utilizing photographs of another minor male, without that minor’s knowledge or consent. From at least October 2013, Hill is alleged to have contacted a number of minor females, including children who may have attended Cumby schools, through the fictitious “Aaron Cage” Facebook page. Hill chatted with the females and persuaded them to engage in sexually explicit conduct, including producing images and videos of themselves engaged in sexual activity.

If convicted, Hill faces a minimum of 10 years and up to life in federal prison.

Any minors who may have had contact with “Aaron Cage” are urged to contact Victim-Witness Coordinator Judy Daigle at the U.S. Attorney’s Office at 1-800-804-3547. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will take the necessary steps to protect all minors’ identities and confidential information.

This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov .

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sulphur Springs Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa J. Miller.

It is important to note that an indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. 

MD Teacher’s Aide Charged With Child Sex Abuse

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Arsenio Malondras, 48

POTOMAC, MD – There is trouble for a Montgomery County Public School employee charged with child sex abuse, and now some parents are upset that school leaders did not immediately notify them about his arrest.

Arsenio Malondras, 48, of Montgomery Village, is accused of repeatedly beating and molesting a four-year-old female relative. Police said the abuse happened throughout 2004. The victim, now 15-years-old, kept quiet until May 2015 when she contacted police.

The charges are especially concerning because Malondras works as a special education teacher’s aide at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, a post he’s held for the last two years.

Although police arrested Malondras on Wednesday, June 24 MCPS did not notify the at-large school community until after ABC7 News inquired about the incident five days later.

“It just makes me concerned. What else are they not telling us or sharing with us,” WCHS parent Avi Goldscheider stated.

Although the alleged abuse happened off-campus and did not involve a student, parents like Goldscheider feel MCPS should have been swifter in communicating.

“We haven’t heard… I don’t know when this happened, but there has been no public announcement, there’s been nothing that I’m aware of,” Goldscheider added.

An MCPS spokesman said administrators were not keeping the case a secret, but instead working closely with police to craft a proper notification method.

That parental announcement came by way of email Monday afternoon. WCHS assistant principal Doreen Brandes wrote, in part:

“Naturally, such charges are deeply disturbing to us all and I want to ensure our community that we are doing everything we can to ensure a safe environment for all students. We will be communicating separately to families of students that Mr. Malondras worked with at Churchill to inform them of this arrest.”

Malondras lives with his wife of six years in a townhome along the 9400 block of Walburg Way in Montgomery Village. No one answered the front door. When reached by telephone, the 48-year-old teacher’s aide promptly hung-up. His defense attorney was also unavailable for comment.

“Four-years-old? That’s terrible,” Malondras’ neighbor Bob Isackson exclaimed. “It’s something that’s just beyond my comprehension. Four-years- old? No… that’s incredible.”

The timing of Malondras’ arrest is ironic as Montgomery County’s Board of Education voted Monday evening on a new and improved child sex abuse policy. However, many questions still linger, including the timeframe in which parents must be notified following the arrest of an MCPS employee in a case of sexual abuse.

Malondras is charged with sex abuse of a minor, second-degree child abuse and three counts of third-degree sex offense. His next court appearance is July, 24 at 10 a.m. in Montgomery County District Court.

“It’s very upsetting to hear this. It’s devastating, absolutely devastating, and I wish the school had done more,” Goldscheider concluded. 

AA Manager Travels To Meet 10-Year-Old, Mom For Sex

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Ray Howland, 55

Pittsburgh, PA – An American Airlines manager was arrested Friday after allegedly trying to meet a 10-year-old girl and her mother for sex during a business trip in Pittsburgh.

What Ray Howland apparently didn’t know is that he was being set up in a sting operation. The 55-year-old Texan had posted an ad online “looking for a family or a couple of girls” to have sex with on his business trip, according to a statement released by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday.

In emails and text messages, Howland explained in detail the explicit sexual acts he wanted to engage in with both the girl and her mom, officials allege.

Instead, when he showed up in Moon Township in Pennsylvania on Friday, he met up with undercover agents. He was collared and charged with attempted rape of a child, unlawful contact with a minor and attempt to commit indecent assault, among others.

Howland’s first hearing is set for July 7, and his bail was set at $150,000 at Allegheny County Jail. Officials are still trying to determine whether he had contact with any other, real victims.

Howland serves as a senior manager with American Airlines, WPXI reported.

A spokesperson at the airline released the following statement Monday morning, according to WPXI:

“American Airlines holds its employees to the highest level of ethical standards. Employees who violate these standards are subject to disciplinary action, which may include immediate termination. We are cooperating fully with law enforcement and do not intend to comment on this case publicly out of respect for all involved.”

Kane congratulated officers from the Moon Township Police Department, hailing a “778 percent increase” in the arrests of child sex predators in Pennsylvania since 2012.

Today, we announced the arrest of a Texas man who traveled to Pittsburgh for sex with a “10-year-old girl.” Mr. Howland…

Posted by Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General on Monday, June 29, 2015