The trial of Mariano Antonio Castro, 58, of Santa Anna, Calif., began on February 6, 2013, for allegations that he sexually assaulted a female relative regularly over the course of nine years, from age 8-17, impregnating her at the age of 11. The unnamed girl had the child at age 12, and kept it, but the abuse continued.
In early February, 1969, Russell Obremski went on an alcohol-fueled murder spree that left two women dead, one a pregnant mother of five. Sentenced to 20 years for the murder, Obremski was out in five months. It would be only a few months later that Obremski would inevitably break down and have a beer, with horrible consequences.
Friday, January 22, 2010, started out like any other typical winter’s day in North Ridgeville, Ohio, until Duane Hurley was found bludgeoned to death in his home, and young Danny became the prime suspect. Danny’s confession confirmed what police already suspected, but shocked all those who knew them both.
Convicted Scottish serial killer Robert Black, 65, is back in court this time in an attempt overturn his 12th life sentence. In January 2013 his attorneys argued that at his 2011 murder trial the judge improperly allowed evidence that made the convicted serial killer look, well, like a serial killer.
Driven into isolation by other children because of his deformed hands, this Japanese necrophile would eventually grow up to act out his vengeance on little girls, strangling them with his hands, drinking their blood, and in one case, eating his victims hands.
On January 5, 1993, child rapist and killer Dodd became the first inmate legally executed by hanging in the U.S. since 1965. His last words were, "I was once asked by somebody, I don’t remember who, if there was any way sex offenders could be stopped. I said, ‘No.’ I was wrong."
Ronald Van Der Plaat, 78, a Dutch-born man convicted in New Zealand for the 23-year incarceration, rape, bondage and torture of his daughter, 9, has been found in violation of the terms of his parole.
A former Philadelphia police officer is charged with attempting to lure an 8-year-old girl into his vehicle. Leo Haley, 72, is charged with unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, luring a child into a vehicle, and harassment stemming from the alleged October 17 incident. Police say Haley was in his vehicle when he saw the child walking alone and threatened her in an attempt to get her into his car.
Convicted sex offender, who because he confessed, was spared jail time, plans to sue his victim for making allegations against him.
British rocker Gary Glitter, famous for his hit song Rock and Roll, Part Two, has been arrested in connection with Operation Yewtree, an investigation into the alleged pedophile activity of late BBC TV and radio star Jimmy Savile,