Child Pornography in Boston Leads to Arrest of Sex Offender in Amsterdam

Posted on December 17th, 2010 No Comments

The discovery of a huge collection of child pornography in Massachusetts last month led investigators to a sex offender in Amsterdam.

Accoridng to authorities in the Netherlands, 27 year-old Roberts Mikelsons was arrested after confessing to sexually abusing dozens of children while working at nurseries. Investigators were led to Mikelsons after Massachusetts State Police arrested a 46 year-old man from Milford on child pornography charges.

After receiving a tip from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations, investigators found some 10,000 images and videos of young children engaged in sexual acts on the man’s computer hard drive. Investigators determined that the photos and videos were not made in the United States. Authorities shared an edited image on Interpol’s secure system which led investigators to Mikelsons.

If you need assistance in the realm of sex crime law, please contact the Massachusetts sex crimes attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Masseuses arrested on prostitution charges

Posted on December 17th, 2010 No Comments

A New Jersey massage therapy office was raided by police under suspicion of promoting prostitution.  Police arrested three masseuses at Nature Massage Wellness Therapy, 44-year old Wen Zhang, 42-year old Li Zhou and 42-year old Angel Wang, before leaving the businesses.  Zhang and Zhou face charges of committing acts of prostitution and Wang was charged with promoting prostitution.

In addition to the arrests, police seized $1, 222, cell phones, computers, records and ledgers.  The only evidence police had to enter the business and make the arrests was anonymous tips and surveillance.  The three masseuses were taken to Monmouth County Jail and are being investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Contact the Massachusetts prostitution defense lawyer, James Powderly, at 508-343-0676 if you feel you have been wrongly accused of committing or promoting prostitution.

Level 3 Sex Offender Escapes from Courthouse

Posted on December 8th, 2010 No Comments

A convicted sex offender escaped from Salem District Court Monday morning.

According to officiasl with the Salem Police Department, 45 year-old Karl Lamont Hackney fled the courthouse in a prison jumpsuit and a set of handcuffs. Police put out a BOLO for Hackney late Monday morning, noting he should be considered dangerous.

Hackney is a Level 3 sex offender. He was indicted last Thursday by a special grand jury. He is facing charges of assault by means of a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

Hackney was convicted of attempted rape and sexual assault in 2008.

If you have been charged with a sex crime in Massachusetts, please contact the Massachusetts Sex Crime Defense Lawyers of James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Amherst Man a Level-Three Sex Offender

Posted on December 2nd, 2010 No Comments

An Amherst man has been determined to be a level-three sex offender by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry.

According to an Amherst Police Department notification, 31 year-old Robert A. Martinez, who is currently homeless, was determined by the board to be an “individual that is at high risk to reoffend and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active community notification.”

Martinez is not wanted for any crimes by the Amherst Police Department. He was previously convicted on the charges of indecent assault and battery of a person older than 14 in 2005, indecent assault and battery of a person older than 14 in 1999, indecent assault and battery of a child under 14 in 1995, rape and abuse of a child in 1995, and indecent assault in 1995.

If you need assistance in the realm of sex crime law, please contact a Massachusetts Sex Crimes Attorney of James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

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