Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Being A Child Predator Is Not A One Time Thing

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Ricky James Overhulser, 53

Convicted sex offender attempts taking
14-year-old Girl

LUBBOCK, TX  –  A Lubbock man has been arrested and charged with attempt to compel prostitution after he allegedly approached a 14-year-old girl at a 7-11 gas station on Parkway Drive on Tuesday.

The man has also been identified as a registered sex offender.

According to Lubbock police documents, just after 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the gas station after reports of an attempted kidnapping.  The victim, a 14-year-old girl, was fueling up her mother’s car while her mother paid inside.

Reports say 53-year-old Ricky James Overhulser pulled up next to the girl and told her to get into his car.  The girl refused and Overhulser told her again to get in his car and she refused a second time.  He then asked her if she “dated.”  She told him “no” and went into the store to get her mother.

“She got pretty startled, as a 14-year-old would, as you can imagine,” Lt. Ray Mendoza, Lubbock Police Department, says.

Police say when the mother came outside, Overhulser had driven away.  She was finishing fueling up her car when he returned, pulled up close to her car and fanned cash while he asked, “how much for your daughter.”  The girl’s mother called him a “dirty old man” and let him know she was calling police.

Overhulser drove away in a white Pontiac passenger car.

Mendoza says the mother and daughter were able to get a license plate number.

“The detectives get called to the scene, they immediately go looking for him, try to hunt him down,” he says.  “We put out a broadcast to all our local officers.  We reached out to DPS, the sheriff’s department, to be on the lookout.”

Enough information was gathered to obtain an arrest warrant late Wednesday night.

“He had a couple of municipal court warrants, so they were at least, trying to arrest him while the investigators continued to work the case,” Mendoza explains.

Overhulser was already in the Lubbock County Jail on unrelated charges and was re-arrested on the new charges.

Overhulser has been a registered sex offender since 2000, where his victim was a 16-year-old female, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety sex offender registry.  He spent 10 years in jail, from 2000 until 2010.

“Always report any kind of suspicious behavior,” Mendoza says.  “The citizens are our eyes and ears. If you see something, say something.”

CA Couple Charged In Death Of 5-Year-Old

Couple Accused Of Child Abuse, Torture In
Death Of 5-Year-Old Boy

ORANGEVALE, CA  –  A mom and her boyfriend are behind bars after the death of her five-year-old boy.

Investigators say the couple face child abuse and torture charges in an incident they first reported as a drowning.

When fire crews arrive on scene, the 5-year-old was unresponsive.

Officers say the boy’s mom, 32-year-old Jessica Diane Prayter and her boyfriend 39-year-old Adam Jay Caldwell were with the child when paramedics showed up.

Ron Cochran’s son lives across the street from the couple and saw firefighters working feverishly to save the boy.

“He saw saw the paramedic on top of the gurney, on top of the child trying to resuscitate him as they were loading him into the ambulance,” he said.

The child was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The sheriff’s department says the injuries were inconsistent with drowning, and within hours, the couple was locked up, accused of child abuse, conspiracy and torture.

TX Woman Charged With Felony Child Abuse

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Deborah Anne Whitehead, 34

Tuscola woman indicted for confining
children, stabbing another

TUSCOLA, TX  –  A Taylor County deputy’s suspicions of abuse were raised when he found three children walking a dog in the middle of a highway near Tuscola at about 1 a.m. on one August day.

He would then learn that those children were running away from a parent who they say locked them in a closet without food, water, or the ability to go to the bathroom in order to punish them.

That parent, 34-year-old Deborah Anne Whitehead, is now facing felony charges of aggravated assault and injury to a child after being indicted Thursday.

It happened on Aug. 18, 2015, according to court records filed in Taylor County.

The deputy was traveling on Hwy 83 when he found the children.

One of the children told the deputy that they had escaped from their mother’s home after their sister fell asleep and forgot to lock the door.  They said they were going to their father’s house because their mother “was mean to them,” according to the documents.

The deputy went to Whitehead’s house in Tuscola and found a padlock on the inside of the door that the children’s sister would use to confine them inside, according to a warrant.

Court documents say that the deputy discovered that Whitehead would become upset with the children and “lock them in a small closet within the residence and leave them there without food, water, or restroom facilities.”  One of the children, a 10-year-old boy, said he would be locked up for long periods of time and that he could hear his sister screaming when bugs would crawl on her while she was confined.

The children’s sister, whose name is being withheld because she has not been charged with a crime, was interviewed by authorities and confirmed what the children had said.

The sister then told investigators that during an altercation in late March, Whitehead got mad at her and stabbed her in the hip with a knife.  Authorities found the knife and noted a scar on the sister’s hip where she said she had been stabbed, according to the warrant.  Two of the three children said they witnessed part of the assault.

Investigators pieced together the case and Deborah Whitehead was arrested on Feb. 22 on two felony charges.  She was released from the Taylor County Jail the same day on bonds totaling $30,000.

TX Man Arrested For Child Pornography

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Jarrett Palitza, 22, of Adkins Texas

Texas Attorney General:  Man arrested on 6 counts of child pornography possession

A 22-year-old Adkins man was arrested Thursday for allegedly having multiple images of child pornography, including at least one image of a 10-year-old girl, the Office of the Texas Attorney General said Friday.

Jarrett Ray Dwayne Palitza was formally charged on six counts of possession of child pornography after investigators with the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) conducted a warrant-approved search of his residence in Adkins, which is about 21 miles east of San Antonio.

The CEU became involved initially as assistance to the Sealy Police Department regarding a case of sexual assault of a girl, 10, along with the possibility of a potential possession and distribution of child porn, according to a news release issued Friday.

The search led investigators to Palitza’s home, where child pornography was allegedly discovered.  One of the images was of the 10-year-old girl believed to be involved in the Sealy Police Department case, according to the news release.

“One more dangerous individual is off the streets and behind bars thanks to the efforts of the Child Exploitation Unit and the Sealy Police Department,” Paxton said in a news release.  “My office will remain steadfast in protecting our children and our communities from the heinous acts of these child predators and continue seeking justice against them.”

PA Your Agenda Will Not Benefit Children

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Make A Difference

Open the Statute Of Limitations for EVERYONE that has Sexually Abused a Child

Let Justice be served EQUALLY, or Stop Persecuting Clergy and ruining careers!!!!

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania asking for help for victims of
Child Abuse

Your agenda shows right through the illusion of helping Children, because BS DOES NOT smell like anything associated with Children, more like CRONYS and GOOD OL’ BOYS….

“I honestly believe just through the calls and emails that I’ve received that we start looking at other diocese,” Rozzi said.

When people start throwing The Clergy under the bus, it always turns out they got something to hide.

As it turns out, I recall quiet a list of things just for the past 2 years  that Pennsylvania would love to hide:

  • Pennsylvania ignoring Sex Offenders and Child Sexual Abuse in their own school systems.
  • Attorney Questions Changed PA Child Abuse Report.
  • PA DHS 3rd Revised 2014 CA Report.
  • Sexual Abuse Suspects Sentenced to 880 Years in Prison.

I believe it needs to be mentioned FOR THE RECORD, that reports of Child Sexual Abuse is UNSUBSTANTIATED only less than 2% of the time, while reports against The Clergy is UNSUBSTANTIATED over 65% of the time, and it must be mentioned FOR THE RECORD, that Law Enforcement conducts all investigations.  Which is, as it should be since Our Officers of the Law are properly trained and best know the Laws.

Reports of child abuse swamp police under updated Pennsylvania law

Pennsylvania’s ChildLine received 62 percent more reports of abuse and neglect in 2015 than it did the year prior to adoption of the Safe Kids Act.

Almost all of the increase was driven by the state’s addition of an online system for reporting abuse.  Prior to last year, phone service to call in abuse was ChildLine’s only component.

PLEASE PENNSYLVANIA, DO NOT LET THESE PEOPLE WITH A BAD AGENDA DETRACT FROM ALL THE GOOD YOU HAVE DONE THIS PAST YEAR WITH THE SAFE KIDS ACT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT BEING IN THE CHILD ABUSE CALL LOOP.