Rope, tree, meet Sergio.

Man charged for sex acts with 10-year-old

By Jeff Meier

Published 11:03 am Friday, June 24, 2016

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FRAZEE — A 31-year-old Frazee man faces charges in Otter Tail County District Court for allegedly committing sexual acts with a child, according to the court documents.

The complaint states that Sergio Alejandro Zapata has allegedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl in multiple incidents in June at a trailer park near 506th Street in Frazee. Zapata also reportedly filmed and took pictures of some of the acts.

Court files say he was intoxicated during some of the incidents.

Zapata has previously been accused of committing sexual acts with children in Texas, where he is from. That was in 2015, and no charges were filed. He has lived in Frazee for part of this year, court documents state.

Zapata was charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct in his first court appearance.

In Minnesota, there are five degrees of sexual conduct charges, with first-degree being the most severe.

His next hearing in court is set to take place July 5.

 

Not nearly enough punishment. 7 1/2 years for potentially destroying the lives of four children? How about a stout tree and a rope?

Little Falls man gets 90 months in prison for child molestation
By BRAINERD DISPATCH Today at 12:35 p.m.

Vernon Bob Hintz, 55, was sentenced after being convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim under age 16, who he had a significant relationship with. Morrison County District Court Judge Douglas P. Anderson also ordering Hintz to register as a predatory sex offender and provide a DNA sample for storage and comparison, the Morrison County Attorney’s Office stated in a news release.

LITTLE FALLS—A Little Falls man was sentenced Wednesday to 90 months—7 ½ years—in prison for sexually abusing four children under the age of 16.

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Vernon Bob Hintz, 55, was sentenced after being convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim under age 16, who he had a significant relationship with. Morrison County District Court Judge Douglas P. Anderson also ordering Hintz to register as a predatory sex offender and provide a DNA sample for storage and comparison, the Morrison County Attorney’s Office stated in a news release.

According to the complaint, on Dec.11, 2015, a victim under the age of 16 reported she was sexually abused by someone with whom she has a “significant relationship” as that term is defined by law. She identified her abuser as Hintz.

A Morrison County social worker and investigator took statements from several children before interviewing Hintz, who admitted to having sexual contact with four children under the age of 16. Each of the four children has significant relationships with Hintz.

Some Friday humor

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Principles in the former DFL….your grandfathers party is no longer..

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Another elected democrat indicted. Surprised?? She doesn’t look like she’s missed any meals, does she?

Democratic Lawmaker Indicted On Food Stamp Fraud

CONNOR D. WOLF
Reporter
11:17 AM 06/23/2016

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An Arizona Democratic lawmaker was indicted on felony charges for allegedly falsifying her application when applying for food stamps, investigators announced Wednesday.

State Rep. Cecilia Velasquez was charged with fraud, theft and unlawful use of food stamp benefits. The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) detailed that she allegedly lied on her application when applying for food stamps. She allegedly claimed two fake dependents, provided a false address and allowed two other people to use her food stamp benefit card.

“The indictment of State Representative Velasquez is the culmination of an extensive multi-year investigation,” Inspector General Juan J. Arcellana said in a statement. “The forthcoming judicial proceedings will ensure due process for the involved parties.”
The DES inspector general alongside the Arizona State Grand Jury led the investigation and eventual indictment. The inspector general launched the investigation in November 2014 when it got a tip on its fraud reporting hotline, reports The Associated Press. She was elected a state representative around the same time.
“The Arizona Department of Economic Security is vigilantly committed to protecting the public trust and taxpayer funds,” DES Director Timothy Jeffries said in a statement. “Safeguarding precious resources for the poor and disadvantaged, ensuring justice for all and defending the rule of law.”

The food stamp program is designed to provide nutritional support to low-income and impoverished individuals. It is the largest food-assistance welfare program in the country. It is officially known as the The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the program in coordination with state agencies.

The USDA estimates the program has increased from 17 million participants in 2000 to nearly 47 million in 2014. The improved economy has helped decrease the number of participants in recent years. The Congressional Budget Office found, since participation hit its peak in December 2012, the number of people receiving benefits has declined by more than 1.5 million.

Velasquez and her office did not respond to a request for comment by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Her first hearing is scheduled for July 5.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/23/democratic-lawmaker-indicted-on-food-stamp-fraud/#ixzz4CUvmjZWE

Was he “self identifying” as a pedophile or a child?

Maple Grove man accused of following children into bathroom at baseball tournament
By FORUM NEWS SERVICE |
June 22, 2016

A 28-year-old Maple Grove man faces charges after an incident Saturday at a youth baseball tournament at Bane Park in Brainerd.

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Brainerd police officers arrested Jeffrey Charles Gerdes after investigating reports of a man following children into the restrooms, at a youth baseball tournament for 11- and 12-year-old boys.

KSTP-TV reported that Gerdes is a nurse at two elementary schools in the Anoka-Hennepin district and that he has been suspended pending an internal investigation.

Gerdes was charged Tuesday in Crow Wing County District Court with felony interfering with the privacy of a minor under age 18, gross misdemeanor of interfering with the privacy in a public setting where gazing, staring or peeping was done and misdemeanor of disorderly conduct. Gerdes is in custody at the Crow Wing County Jail.

According to the probable-cause complaint filed against Gerdes, he was observed standing at the urinal next to the boy and there was no privacy divider between the urinals. Authorities received no information that Gerdes made any physical contact or comments with any of the children, police stated in a news release. Police learned a parent had confronted Gerdes as the suspect tried to leave the area.

The court document stated Gerdes had no ties to anyone playing in the tournament. The complaint stated Gerdes was witnessed to engage in similar conduct a week prior at a different baseball tournament by the same boys team members.

There has to be a special place in hell for folks that do this stuff..

Cemetery Worker Steals Deceased WWII Veteran’s Wallet for Pizza And Video Game Spree

MARY LOU LANG-BYRD
9:54 PM 06/21/2016

An employee at the Florida National Cemetery stole a credit card from a deceased World War II veteran and used it to pay for pizza and video gaming cards, according to police.

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Kevin A. Cullen, 33, was arrested after family of the 93-year-old veteran noticed credit card charges on one of his accounts the same day he was interred at the national cemetery, as reported by WFAL, News Channel 8.

Sheriff’s detectives and a special agent from the Veteran’s Administration Office of Inspector General made contact with Cullen before he reported for work yesterday, according to a press release by the Sumter County Sheriff’s office.

Cullen admitted to removing the deceased veteran’s wallet from the urn. He used the credit card to pay for pizza and video gaming cards, according to the sheriff’s office.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/21/cemetery-worker-steals-deceased-wwii-veterans-wallet-for-pizza-and-video-game-spree/#ixzz4CJbNAYSE

Since most of the lamestream media outlets don’t seem interested in this story, I thought I’d post it for the Trumpsters.

Authorities: UK man arrested at rally planned to kill Trump

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AP
June 21, 2016
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A British man arrested at a weekend Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas tried to grab a police officer’s gun so he could kill the presidential candidate after planning an assassination for about a year, according to authorities.

U.S. Secret Service agents said Michael Steven Sandford approached a Las Vegas police officer at the campaign stop to say he wanted Trump’s autograph, but that he then tried to take the weapon.

A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Sandford, 20, with an act of violence on restricted grounds. He was denied bail during a court appearance later in the day. His court-appointed attorney said he was living out of his car and in the country illegally after overstaying a visa.

Sandford has not entered a plea.

The arrest happened relatively quietly at a campaign stop seen as peaceful compared to the mayhem at the presumptive Republican nominee’s recent events in San Jose, California, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Gregg Donovan was among about 1,500 gathered Saturday to see Trump at the Treasure Island casino on the Las Vegas Strip. For the event, he donned the top hat and red jacket that made him recognizable in his former job as swanky Beverly Hills’ official greeter for more than a decade.

Donovan said he didn’t know about the charge against Sandford until he saw news reports. But he recognized him because the two had stood in line together for nine hours waiting to get into the Trump event. Sandford even held Donovan’s spot in line for a bathroom break.

“I was No. 5, and he was No. 4,” Donovan said.

They spoke, Donovan said, though Sandford didn’t say much and seemed “strange.” Donovan didn’t elaborate on what made Sandford seem odd.

After waiting, they passed through metal detectors manned by Secret Service, police and casino security officials.

Federal Magistrate Judge George Foley said in court Monday that Sandford was a potential danger to the community and a flight risk. Sandford wore leg irons and appeared to tremble during the hearing.

Heather Fraley, his assigned public defender, said Sandford appeared to be competent. She said he hadn’t been diagnosed with a mental illness but that he has autism and previously attempted suicide. He doesn’t have a job.

Sandford’s mother told court researchers that he was treated for obsessive compulsive disorder and anorexia when he was younger, and that he once ran away from a hospital in England, according to the public defender.

Fraley argued that Sandford should go to a halfway house because he didn’t have a criminal history, but the judge said he should stay in detention ahead of a July 5 court date.

Agents said Sandford told them he had been in the U.S. for about a year and a half, lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, and drove to the San Bernardino, California, area before coming to Las Vegas on June 16.

Sandford told officers he was convinced he would die in the assassination attempt. He said he also reserved a ticket for a Trump rally in Phoenix, scheduled for later Saturday, as a backup plan.

The criminal complaint said Sandford was arrested after grabbing the handle of an officer’s gun while trying to remove it from a holster.

Sandford told authorities that he went to the Battlefield Vegas shooting range the day before the rally and fired 20 rounds from a 9mm Glock pistol to learn how to use it. Police detectives who visited the range spoke with an employee who confirmed that he provided Sandford shooting lessons, according to the complaint signed by Secret Service Special Agent Joseph Hall.

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Causey reported from Phoenix.

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This story has been corrected to show the suspect’s last name is Sandford, not Sanford.

And hopefully, never again to work as a LEO.

Minnesota deputy resigns after ‘shooting up’ cabin, burning gun

June 16, 2016 |

ROSEAU, Minn. — A Roseau County sheriff’s deputy who pleading guilty to “shooting up” a hunting cabin and burning the gun has resigned from the department.

Joshua McGurran Olson, 34, was charged in April with Roseau County District Court with first-degree damage to property, a felony, and falsely reporting a crime, a misdemeanor.

Olson was supposed to make his first appearance in court on the charges May 12, but that was canceled. Instead, he pleaded guilty to both charges June 9.

He was sentenced the same day to five years of supervised probation on the felony, and if he successfully completes his probation, the case will be reduced to a misdemeanor.

On the falsely reporting a crime charge, Olson received a 90-day jail sentence, but that has been suspended for a year and he will not spend any time in jail as long as he does not commit a similar offense.

He was also ordered to pay $135 in fees, an undetermined amount of restitution and he must write an apology letter to the victims, among other conditions.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension began investigating Olson on March 2 after a man reported his hunting cabin in rural Roseau County had been damaged when someone fired numerous .223-caliber rounds into it.

The cabin owner believed Olson did it because they previously had a disagreement about “Olson’s hunting party trespassing on his property” last fall, according to a complaint.

Olson “admitted shooting up” the man’s cabin and destroying the firearm by placing it in an outdoor woodstove. Olson turned over the charred fragments and the barrel of the gun to law enforcement.

The gun Olson tried to destroy — a .223-caliber military assault rifle — was the one issued to him by the department, Roseau County Sheriff Steve Gust confirmed.

Olson also made a false claim to law enforcement that one of his personal firearms, a Winchester rifle, had been stolen from his home, but he later recanted the claim and said he found the rifle.

Olson was placed on administrative leave, but he has since resigned, according to Gust.

In the real world, this is called “Lying by omission”.

I find it astounding that Americans sit by and put up with this usurpation of the truth by our own Government.  Changing the transcript would be a criminal act if it were you or I doing it.  Sorry folks, I find everything about our current “administration” disgusting, from the trips, the manipulation of our currency, the freebies we all pay for, the criminality of the former and current cabinet members and the games played to keep the voters from discovering the reality of how dysfunctional their Government really is.  

DOJ to scrub Islam references from transcripts of Orlando terrorist’s calls to police
Published June 20, 2016 FoxNews.com

The Department of Justice is scrubbing transcripts of the calls Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen made to police during his massacre of references to his radical Muslim beliefs, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday.

A partial transcript of the conversations between Mateen, who killed 49 and wounded scores in the June 12 attack at a Florida gay nightclub June 12 is set to be released on Monday. But Lynch, who appeared on numerous Sunday talk shows, said the transcripts will not include Mateen’s vow to follow ISIS or any other religious justification for the attack.
“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch told NBC. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”

Critics blasted the move by the administration, which has rejected branding terrorist acts as motivated by radical Islam and has sought to paint the Orlando attack as a gun control issue.

“This is not just a simple wording issue,” Rick Grenell, a Fox News contributor and former aide to UN Ambassador John Bolton told Fox and Friends Monday morning. “The fact that Loretta Lynch is somehow redacting the specific enemy that is being called out here is a PR move.”

Mateen died in a hail of gunfire after police stormed the venue, but not before pledging his allegiance to the Islamic State terror group, even during his shooting rampage inside the gay nightclub.

Lynch said a top goal, while intensifying pressure on ISIS, is to build a complete profile of him in order to help prevent another massacre like Orlando.

“We are trying to re-create the days, the weeks, the months of this killer’s life before this attack,” said Lynch, who spoke on all of the major Sunday talk shows. “And we are also asking those people who had contact with him to come forward and give us that information as well.”

Mateen was the focus of two FBI investigations into suspected terrorism. However, the probes were concluded without further action, and Mateen was allowed to legally buy firearms.

Lynch said the Justice Department is “going to go back and see what changes could have been made,” regarding how the investigations were handled.

Lynch said she’s traveling to Orlando Tuesday to meet with federal investigators.

While speaking to CBS’ “Face The Nation,” Lynch said that a key goal of the probe was to determine why Mateen targeted the gay community. The victims were predominantly gay and Hispanic since it was “Latin night” at Pulse.

Lynch, speaking to “Fox News Sunday,” declined to say whether federal authorities will charge anybody in connection with the mass murder. She also declined to comment on why the wife of the shooter has not been arrested, amid purported evidence that she helped her husband plot the murders.

She also expressed support from an amendment scheduled for a vote Monday in the Senate by Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn that would allow the federal government to delay a gun sale to a suspected terrorist for as long as 72 hours. Afterward, prosecutors would have to persuade a judge to block the sale permanently.

Lynch said such an amendment would give the federal government the ability to stop a sale to somebody on the terror watch list.

Meanwhile, thousands of people packed Lake Eola Park in Florida Sunday evening for a vigil to honor the victims of the shooting. The park was filled with people holding white flowers, American flags and candles.

At the end of the vigil, people held up their candles as the names of each victim were read, creating a ring of fire around Lake Eola. They chanted “One Orlando,” ”Orlando United” and “Somos Orlando,” Spanish for “We are Orlando.”

“That event has gotten the attention of the world,” said Evania Nichols, an Orlando resident. “And, for Orlando — a city that’s always been incredibly inclusive no matter your skin color, no matter your background — it’s brought about a movement that I think is starting here and I really hope continues.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.