Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Parents Be Very Careful Who You Let Babysit

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David Marvin Hass Jr., 34

Man charged with fatal Child Abuse of
girlfriend’s son

ESSEX, MD  –  A man has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son in Maryland.

Baltimore County police said they received a call on June 29 for a cardiac arrest in Essex, Maryland.  The caller, identified as David Marvin Hass Jr., 34, was babysitting his girlfriend’s son and 5-year-old daughter while she was working when the child stopped breathing, police said.

The boy, identified in a probable cause statement as Damien Landrum, was taken to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a half hour after arriving.

Hospital investigators noticed the child had multiple bruises on his face, arm, stomach and back, the probable cause statement said.  Due to the age and injuries observed on the child, the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit was asked to investigate.

According to the probable cause statement, Haas told investigators that the boy had “pooped himself,” and that he placed the child in the shower.  Haas told investigators that he was gone for approximately 4-5 minutes, and when he returned, he found the boy face down in the tub, not breathing, the statement said.

An autopsy returned to police on July 8 revealed the boy’s bowels were torn and his pancreas was split in two pieces from the force used to inflict the injuries, that statement said.  The cause and manner of death was determined to be multiple injuries and homicide.

Homicide Unit detectives determined that the injuries the boy suffered were inconsistent with the account of events given to police by Haas.

Haas was arrested Tuesday and is charged with first-degree child abuse resulting in death and first-degree murder.  He is held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.

TX AG CEU Roundsup Another Hemphill Purveyor Of Child Porn

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Walter James Sanders Jr., 66, of Hemphill, Texas.

AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit
Arrests Sabine County Man for
Possession of Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested 66-year-old Walter James Sanders Jr., of Hemphill, Texas, on five counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.

A CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® (NCMEC) alerted the Child Exploitation Unit to Sanders, who was reportedly uploading images of child pornography to an internet search engine.

While executing a search warrant at Sanders’ residence, investigators found images of child pornography on a digital storage device located within the home.

During an interview, Sanders confessed to uploading and saving files of child pornography.

Investigators seized numerous digital storage devices from his residence for examination by the Digital Forensics Unit of the attorney general’s office.

Attorney General Paxton’s office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.

Since its inception, the Child Exploitation Unit has made 326 arrests and obtained 580 convictions on charges for possession of child pornography.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their safety.

If you suspect someone is producing or downloading child pornography, you can report it to NCMEC.
CyberTipline
1-800-843-5678

For more information on cyber safety, please visit:
https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/cyber-safety/

TX AG CEU Roundsup Another Leander Purveyor Of Child Porn

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Charles Andrew Adler, 66, of Leander, Texas.

AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Williamson County Man for Possession of Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested 66-year-old Charles Andrew Adler, of Leander, Texas, on five counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.

A CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® (NCMEC) alerted the Child Exploitation Unit to Adler, who was reportedly uploading images of child pornography to an email account.

While executing a search warrant at Adler’s home, investigators found numerous images of child pornography on his cell phone.  During an interview, Adler confessed to uploading and storing files of child pornography on his cell phone.

Investigators seized items for examination by the Digital Forensics Unit of the attorney general’s office.

Attorney General Paxton’s office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.

Since its inception, the Child Exploitation Unit has made 325 arrests and obtained 580 convictions on charges for possession of child pornography.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their safety.

If you suspect someone is producing or downloading child pornography you can report it to NCMEC.
CyberTipline
1-800-843-5678

For more information on cyber safety, please visit:
https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/cyber-safety/

CA Child Predator Works As ‘Manny’

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Matthew Antonio Zakrzewski, 30, of Costa Mesa CA

‘Manny’ arrested for molesting kids,
possessing child porn

SANTA ANA, CA  –  A 30-year-old Southern California man who says he works as a “manny” for families with young children is facing four felony counts of sexual assault involving children under the age of 14 and 10.

Matthew Antonio Zakrzewski of Costa Mesa was arrested by Laguna Beach police earlier this month after he arrived in Southern California on an international flight. Authorities did not disclose what country he was traveling from.

He was charged Tuesday with three counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14, one count of oral copulation of a child under 10 and one count of possessing child pornography.

Zakrzewski was in jail Thursday on $1 million bail, and jail records did not reveal if he had an attorney.  He is scheduled to appear in court May 31.

Authorities said Thursday they are looking into bringing more charges, adding they have spoken to the families of two other possible victims and are looking into allegations from others.

“We’ve received several, and when I say several it’s been up to about 16 voicemails overnight on a phone line that we designed for just this investigation,” police Sgt. Jim Cota told KCAL-TV news.  “We now have confirmed six victims that we’re working with.”

Zakrzewski describes himself on his website as a “manny” who relates well to children and serves them as a “buddy, big brother, role model, mentor.”

He says he has six years of babysitting experience.  His qualifications include certified lifeguard and first-aid training.

“I think the reason I connect easily with kids is because I am not just there to supervise, I participate,” he said.

Police began investigating after a couple told them he had inappropriately touched their 8-year-old.

Zakrzewski has worked as a nanny for families throughout Southern California, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said.

TX AG CEU Roundsup Hewitt TX Purveyor Of Child Porn

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George Henry Gemmell, 53, of Hewitt, Texas

AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests McLennan County Man for Possession of Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested 53-year-old George Henry Gemmell, of Hewitt, Texas, on five counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.

Child Exploitation Unit investigators linked Gemmell to an IP address for a device that was used to share child pornography.  A search of Gemmell’s home turned up numerous images of child pornography on his desktop computer.

During an interview, Gemmell, who works as a security guard, admitted that he downloaded and viewed child pornography.  Several digital storage devices were seized from his home for examination by the Digital Forensics Unit of the attorney general’s office.

Attorney General Paxton’s office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.

Since its inception, the Child Exploitation Unit has made 324 arrests and obtained 567 convictions for possession of child pornography.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their safety.

If you suspect someone is producing or downloading child pornography you can report it to NCMEC:
CyberTipline
1-800-843-5678

For more information on cyber safety, please visit:
https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/cyber-safety/