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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Jason Frank, and Other Sexual Predators.

File photo of Ensign Jason Frank in rabbit fur cap.

Jason Frank is the Coast Guard's Midnight Creeper. He's a Midnight Creeper and an all day sleeper; a midnight mover and an all night groover.
The 36-year-old Coast Guard officer is assigned to the Command Center Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington DC. He was arrested Aug. 10 after being caught "in flagrante delicto" in the Stafford, Va., in the bedroom of a 14-year-old girl by her mother.

Lt. Jason Frank, of Gaithersburg, Md., allegedly visited the girl’s home on three different occasions and had sex with her at least twice, according to an Aug. 15 Stafford County Sheriff’s Office announcement.

The girl’s mother allegedly found Frank in her daughter’s bedroom in the early hours of Aug. 1. The mother told deputies that after she told the Coast Guard officer her daughter was only 14, he jumped out the window and fled.Informed sources said that Lieutenant Frank met the 14 year old girl in an Internet chat room. He was posing as a 28-year-old.

Frank has been charged with two counts of carnal knowledge of a child (statutory rape), taking indecent liberties with a child, soliciting a juvenile with an electronic device, breaking and entering, vandalism, and misdemeanor assault and battery.

Lieutenant Frank is assigned to the Command Center Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he works in the Command Center, Coast Guard spokeswoman Natalie Granger said Aug. 20.

He previously served on the Coast Guard buoy tender Sundew, homeported in Duluth, Minn.

He is being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford,Va according to Patricia Kime, of Navy Times.

He is a midnight creeper
And an all day sleeper.
He's a midnight rover.
He wanted to look the girl over.
Well he came through her window
And saw her mother there.
He told her he was the midnight creeper.
And she too had better beware.
The 14 year old child could go back to sleeping.
She would have only sweet dreams in her head.
The mother was not half bad either.
Before he left he'd make sure she too was well fed.

Lt Jason Frank's duties at Coast Guard Headquarters Command Center included, among other things: Serving as the primary notification management body for Coast Guard Headquarters, the Command Center is the functional heart of information flow. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, there is round-the-clock activity. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Monitor Coast Guard Operations World-Wide
-Brief Commandant and Senior Flags
-Notify HQ Programs of significant events
-Act as intermediary to other federal and state agencies
-Conduct Sensitive Operations
-Prepare all Flag briefing material
-Case File Management
-Review HQ Record Message Traffic
-Record news on CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS
-Recording of all incoming and outgoing calls through the Command Center VOIP Phone System
-Maintain Teleconference System
-Maintain Secure and Non-Secure Video Teleconference (VTC) Systems
-Work with the Department of Homeland Security, State Department and other National Security Council (NSC) members The HQ Command Center Watch is comprised of a Command Duty Officer (CDO), Duty Officers (DO), Chief Petty Officer of the Watch (CPOW), and additional Intel and Common Operating Picture (COP) watchstanders.
(I wonder if he briefed his Superior Officers on the news reports concerning his episodes of "midnight creeping" and all night rambling?)

This year as students return to school in Virginia, there's something new in their curriculum. Virginia is the first state to require public schools to teach Internet safety.
The mandate is in response to concerns about sex offenders and other adults preying on young people they've met through social-networking Web sites such as MySpace. It's one of several steps states are taking to try to protect children and teenagers online.
George Washington High School in Danville, Va., is one of the largest schools in southern Virginia. But there's one thing almost all of its 1,800 students have in common — MySpace pages.
Gene Fishel, an assistant Virginia attorney general, gave a lesson about Internet safety — especially on social-networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Xanga that teenagers often use to communicate, and criminals sometimes use to prowl for victims.
Fishel tells teenagers to follow the same rules online they would in any public place: Don't talk to strangers, don't share personal information, and don't agree to meet people who approach you on the Web. It's a message all Virginia students will hear this year, now that the state has become the first to require Internet safety lessons in school.
Attorney General Bob McDonnell is sending his staff to classrooms across Virginia to warn about online dangers.
"Young kids don't see how they could possibly get hurt at a computer in their own home," McDonnell says. "Parents don't know enough about the Internet to have the conversations they need to have with their kids. And so that's why we're doing this. The key now is education."

At MySpace, the most popular of the sites, chief security officer Hemanshu Nigam says online consent forms would do little to deter predators and could easily be faked.
"The requirement to check against some database that a parent is in fact a parent, that is not something that can be technically implemented because you can never tell who's a parent just by being online," Nigam says.
MySpace says it is pursuing security measures it considers more effective. It's removed thousands of sex offenders from the site, strengthened privacy options and is working on software that allows parents to monitor some of the things their children do online. Nigam says education — not new laws — is the best way to protect young users.
"When you're sitting at a computer, you are not going to see a hand crashing through your monitor that grabs your child and takes him into this nether land of danger," Nigam says. "The real issue is has your teen been educated to make the right decisions online."

Navy Command Master Chief Edward Scott, the former command master chief of Naval Base Kitsap, Washington, was not given an honorable discharge after being convicted of Internet-predator charges in July, as a local newspaper reported, according to Navy sources. Instead, he was given an other-than-honorable discharge.
The Kitsap Sun reported Feb. 16 that former Command Master Chief Edward E. Scott, who was convicted of attempted rape of a child and having immoral communications with a minor and sentenced to nine months in jail, was given an honorable discharge and permitted to retire as an E-8. But Navy sources, speaking anonymously because of privacy laws, report that Scott's discharge as a senior chief information systems technician was not only "other-than-honorable," but he also received an RE-4 re-enlistment code, barring him from ever returning to duty.

Federal privacy regulations protect the details of every service member's discharge. In its story reporting that Scott received an honorable discharge, the Kitsap Sun cited "a report confirming Scott's status that has circulated through the criminal justice system."
Still, that other-than-honorable discharge does give Scott, who served 25 years on active duty, his military retirement pay as well other retiree benefits. The nature of that discharge also qualifies him for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
VA officials confirmed that for Scott to be stripped of those benefits, his discharge would have had to be "dishonorable or for bad conduct."
Because he is a registered "Level II" sex offender in the state of Washington, Scott does not have unrestricted base access. Per an order from Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter, he is allowed to visit only certain locations on base such as a medical clinic or the commissary, but only if he gives the base advance notice of his visit.
A Kitsap Sun editor, David Nelson, said the newspaper had been in touch with the Navy about Scott's case and that it planned a story explaining the discrepancy between the earlier documents it had reported on and the new information about Scott's discharge.
Scott's story has been widely circulated on military-themed online bulletin boards, where posters have complained that, given his offense, he shouldn't have been given an honorable discharge from the Navy.
"He should lose all pay and benefits and be booted out of the Navy at the lowest possible paygrade," wrote retired Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman Emmitt E. Hampton in a letter to Navy Times. "He has disgraced every chief petty officer, past and present."
Scott was found guilty of rendezvousing with detectives in a hotel room for what he thought would be sex with a Navy mother and her two children. He arranged the encounter on an Internet chat-room with investigators posing as the mother.

AND THE BEAT GOES ON..

Petty Officer 1st Class Wilson Medina has been charged with sexual assault of a recruit at the Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, New Jersey. Coast Guard public information sources did not reveal whether the victimized recruit was male or female.

Following the massive amount of personal information revealed by the Coast Guard Academy in the buildup to the Cadet Webster Smith court-martial, other Coast Guard units have become more discrete in the type and amount of information that is being released to the public in sexual assault cases.

Petty Officer Medina is a company commander at the Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May, New Jersey.

Petty Officer Medina has been reassigned to new duties at the Coast Guard’s only boot camp. The 36-year-old is charged with forcible sodomy and abusive sexual contact.

Officials say the allegation stems from an incident in Medina’s Coast Guard housing unit in November 2007.

Medina and the recruit were off duty.

Authorities said they launched an investigation after the recruit reported the incident in December. That would appear to have been within 30 days of the alleged sexual assault.

The recruit’s gender and name have not been released.

AND THE BEAT GOES on..AND THE BEAT GOES on..

A Navy sailor was sentenced Wednesday to a lengthy prison term for a case involving the possession of child pornography.

Joseph D. Castellano, 25, originally from Georgia, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to downloading child pornography to his laptop at Oceana Naval Air Station.

The FBI discovered Castellano had downloaded child pornography images using the online peer-to-peer file-sharing program Limewire in early 2007, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

When federal agents searched his computer, they discovered 900 still images and 11 videos of child pornography, the statement said.

Castellano was a petty officer third class in the Navy when he left the service last year after serving six years. His attorney said he earned a good conduct medal while stationed at sea during the war in Iraq .

Also on 13 March 2008, Elmer E. Eychaner III, 36, of Virginia Beach, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after he was caught paying a $79.99 subscription fee to view child porn online, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Eychaner, a convicted sex offender, was arrested last year and pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his home computer.

He last was employed at a Beach self-storage facility.


DRUMS KEEP POUNDING RYTHUM TO THE BRAIN, AND THE BEAT GOES ON..

The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland announced Friday, 7 March 2008, that two upper-class midshipmen have been referred to an Article 32 Investigation on charges including child pornography and rape:

* Midshipman 1st Class Michael Pollard, a senior, faces charges of attempting to distribute child pornography, obstruction of justice, possessing pornography in Bancroft Hall, making a false official statement and obstructing justice, and receiving and possessing child pornography, said Naval Academy spokeswoman Jennifer Erickson. The alleged incidents occurred between July 2003 and August 2007, according to an Annapolis statement.

* Midshipman 2nd Class Mark Calvanico, a junior, faces charges of rape, unauthorized absence, unlawful breaking and entering into a dwelling with intent to commit rape, and conduct unbecoming an officer. The alleged incidents happened Oct. 14, 2007 according to an Annapolis Academy statement.

Midshipman Pollard’s hearing is scheduled for March 24, and Midshipman Calvanico’s is March 28. Both Article 32 Investigations will be conducted at the Washington Navy Yard, in Southeast Washington,DC, near Fort McNair. This was the same location where
First Class Midshipman Lamar Owens, the former star quarterback at Annapolis,was charged last year with - and later acquitted of - raping a fellow midshipman in her barracks room. While not convicted of the rape, Owens was convicted of two lesser counts: conduct unbecoming an officer (for having sex in the dorm) and disobeying a lawful order (for having contact with the accuser). However, the jury recommended that Owens receive no punishment.

BOYS KEEP CHASING GILRS TO GET A KISS, and the beat goes on.....
NAVY DOCTORS VIDEOTAPE THEIR BLISS, and the beat goes on..


In November 2007, a jury of six Navy captains sentenced CDR Kevin Ronan a 46-month term in the Navy brig and ordered his dismissal from the military. He had been convicted of conduct unbecoming an officer, illegal wiretapping and obstruction of justice. He began serving his sentence shortly afterward.

Navy prosecutors had asked for the 46-month sentence because it was equal to the time a midshipman spends at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
But Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson, the Navy’s surgeon general, has decided to reduce the sentence.

“The surgeon general said that he believed 24 months was adequate, so he directed that the remainder of that 46 months be suspended,” said a spokesman. “What that means is if Commander Ronan is a model prisoner, then once he reaches that two-year mark, the suspension [of the sentence] will go into effect.”

Vice Admiral Robinson weighed the benefit of keeping CDR Ronan confined for the full sentence, the expense of confinement and a belief that Ronan had been sent a significant message about his actions.

CDR Ronan denied making the recordings during testimony at his trial, but acknowledged he bought an air purifier with a hidden camera. Ronan’s defense was that the tapes were made by midshipmen in an effort to extort money from him.

Before he was sentenced, Ronan expressed regret but did not take responsibility for the tapes. “A crime occurred in my house with equipment I knowingly provided and I take responsibility for that,” he said.

Navy prosecutors alleged Ronan used the camera to tape the male midshipmen having sex with girlfriends or masturbating while they stayed in guest bedrooms at his Annapolis home. The midshipmen were there as part of an academy program that places students in private homes during their free time.

Ronan testified that he bought the device to make sure the students didn’t throw parties while he wasn’t home. He said he tested it once, but later used it only to clean the air in the spare bedrooms, not for taping.

Ronan allegedly began using the camera for taping as early as May 2006. Two men, one a midshipman, the other a former student, found the recordings and turned them over to authorities.
Before he was assigned to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, CDR Ronan ran the Naval Academy’s student health clinic for four years until 2006. He was also a doctor for several Navy sports teams.

He hosted about a dozen students at his house, mostly as part of the Naval Academy’s sponsorship program.

MUSIC IS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE, ALLOWING ALL TO SING AND CLAP THEIR HANDS,
SEX IS ALSO UNIVERSAL, NEW YORK GOVERNORS CAN JOIN THE BAND...
and the Beat goes on..



Eliot Spitzer was once known as "Mr Clean," anointed by Time magazine as "Crusader of the Year," and talked of as potential presidential material.



Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as New York governor 14 March, is perhaps more likely to be remembered as "Client 9," his pseudonym in a federal criminal complaint detailing the take-down of a high-end prostitution ring.

Born in the Bronx, one of New York's toughest neighborhoods, in 1959, Spitzer first attended Princeton, one of the most prestigious US universities, before studying law at another Ivy League institution — Harvard.

Shortly after graduating, he went on to work at the Manhattan district attorney's office, where he cut his teeth tackling the Gambino Mafia family's hold on the city, before going into private practice.


The salacious details of New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's hypocritical, extramarital love life have captivated the media all week of 9-14 March. Had New York's chief executive picked a different day to get caught with his pants down and quit his job, some other prominent resignations might have received more coverage. Apparently, there just aren't enough journalists to stake out the Spitzer's Manhattan apartment, track down his $1 Thousand an hour hooker and cover some other premature exits.




Ashley Alexandra Dupré, the $1000-an-hour prostitute also known as 'Kristen', is the woman at the heart of the Eliot Spitzer scandal. Here’s the fantasy that the prostitution ring, the Emperor’s Club V.I.P., was selling Governor Spitzer about a young woman it called Kristen, who calls herself Ashley Alexandra Dupré: that she was a successful swimsuit model who’d traveled the world (as opposed to a singer getting nowhere with a boyfriend who’d paid her rent); that she enjoyed civilized pursuits like dining at exclusive restaurants (actually, she’s been hoping for work at a friend’s restaurant); and that she liked sampling fine wines (no mention of the drug abuse she’d reported on her MySpace page). The site also described her as 24 (in fact, she’s 22, an age that might have sounded dangerously collegiate to an affluent clientele).
Manhattan federal prosecutors have given Ashley Alexandra Dupré immunity to testify in the investigation of a worldwide prostitution ring.

Tales of the tainted governor took up so much ink and airtime that the potentates of the press didn't even notice the sex scandal that claimed the career of another powerful hypocrite: Tehran's brutal police chief, General Reza Zarei. The general, a favorite of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been responsible for "moral enforcement" of Sharia law, including "dress codes" that require women to be covered from head to toe. The chief "stepped down" after he was caught nude in a Tehran brothel with six naked prostitutes.

High sounding rhetoric appears to go hand in hand with low morals.

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Blogger ichbinalj said...

Cybersafety Tips for Parents and Children
These are tips compiled from the National Cyber Security Alliance's StaySafeOnline, GetNetWise, NetSmartz Workshop, Microsoft, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline and SafeTeens.


For Parents
Keep your computer in a central and accessible location in your home and be aware of other computers your children may be using.
Use the Internet with your children. Let them show you what they can do online, visit their favorite sites and maintain a dialogue with them about what applications they are using.
Teach your children never to give out personal information (name, address, phone number, school, hometown) to people they meet online in chat rooms or on bulletin boards.
Know who your children's online friends are and oversee their chat areas.
If your children use chat or e-mail, advise them not to meet in person with anyone they first "met" online. Remind them that not everything they read or see on the Internet is true. If you feel it is OK for them to meet their online friends, insist they bring you or trusted friends along and meet in a public place.
Talk to children about not responding to offensive or dangerous e-mail, chat or other communications. Do not delete the offensive or dangerous e-mail; turn off the monitor, and contact local law enforcement.
Talk to children about what to do if they see something that makes them feel scared, uncomfortable or confused. Show them how to turn off the monitor and emphasize that it's not their fault if they see something upsetting. Remind children to tell a trusted adult if they see something that bothers them.
If you suspect online "stalking" or sexual exploitation of a child, report it to your local law-enforcement agency. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has a system (CyberTipline.com) for identifying online predators and child pornographers.
Internet accounts should be in the parent's name with parents having the primary screen name, controlling passwords, and using blocking and/or filtering devices.
Implement parental-control tools that are provided by some Internet service providers and available for purchase as separate software packages. Remember: No program is a substitute for parental supervision.
You may be able to set some parental controls within your browser. Internet Explorer allows you to restrict or allow certain Web sites to be viewed on your computer, and you can protect these settings with a password. To find those options, click "Tools" on your menu bar, select "Internet Options," choose the "Content" tab, and click the "Enable" button under "Content Advisor."
(NPR.org)

1:55 PM  
Blogger ichbinalj said...

For Children
Don't give out information about yourself like your last name, phone number, address or school — without asking your parents first.
Never e-mail a picture of yourself to strangers.
Be suspicious of those who want to know too much. There's no rule that says you have to tell them where you live or anything else personal. Trust your instincts. If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, leave.
Avoid chat rooms or discussion areas that look sketchy or provocative, and don't let people online trick you into thinking of them as real-life friends if you've never met them in person.
If somebody says something to you that makes you uncomfortable, or if somebody sends you something or you see something that makes you uncomfortable, don't look around or explore: Get your parents instead — they know what to do.
Making plans to meet your Internet buddies in real life is usually a bad idea. If you decide to do it anyway, have your parents help make the plans and go with you.
Don't open up e-mails, files or Web pages that you get from people you don't know or trust. The same goes for links or URLs that look suspicious — don't click on them.
Don't give out your password, except to responsible adults in your family.
Be honest about your age. Membership rules are there to protect people. If you are too young to sign up, do not attempt to lie about your age. Talk with your parents about alternative sites that may be appropriate for you.
(NPR.org)

1:56 PM  
Blogger ichbinalj said...

A Navy sailor has been charged with trying to entice 14-year-old into sex using the internet.

Naugatuck, Connecticut police have arrested a Navy petty officer and charged him with trying to set up a sexual encounter with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

Police say Justin Williams, 24, who is stationed in Newport, R.I., has been charged with criminal attempt at risk of injury to a minor, criminal attempt at second-degree sexual assault and use of a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.

Naugatuck police had help with the investigation from Perverted Justice, a volunteer organization that targets predators.

Naugatuck Lt. Robert Harrison said his department conducted the investigation because an officer there who specializes in such cases made contact with Williams in a chat room.

“He wanted to have a sexual encounter with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl,” Harrison said. “He drove from Rhode Island to Connecticut thinking he was going to meet her.”

Harrison said Williams also set up a Web cam and, while in uniform, performed a sex act in front of it for the person he thought was the girl. He appears to have been on Navy time but was not using Navy equipment, Harrison said.

Court documents did not list an attorney for Williams. A spokeswoman at Naval Station Newport said Williams has been assigned there since 2006. The Navy has been cooperating with authorities and is not pursuing disciplinary action against Williams at this time, she said.

Williams, who lives in Wakefield, R.I., was held on $100,000 bond and is due back in court Monday 7 January 2008.

6:17 PM  
Blogger ichbinalj said...

The salacious details of New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's hypocritical, extramarital love life have captivated the media all week. Had the Empire State's chief executive picked a different day to get caught with his pants down and quit his job, some other prominent resignations might have received more coverage. Apparently, there just aren't enough journalists to stake out the Spitzer's Manhattan apartment, track down his hookers and cover these other premature exits.

Tales of the tainted governor took up so much ink and airtime that the potentates of the press didn't even notice the sex scandal that claimed the career of another powerful hypocrite: Tehran's brutal police chief, General Reza Zarei. The general, a favorite of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been responsible for "moral enforcement" of Sharia law, including "dress codes" that require women to be covered from head to toe. The chief "stepped down" after he was caught nude in a Tehran brothel accompanied by six naked prostitutes. It's a shame our press corps missed this one.

8:03 PM  
Blogger ichbinalj said...

Coast Guard Cmdr. Glenn M. Sulmasy, a legal scholar and professor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, will speak about the possibility of President-elect Barack Obama closing the Guantanamo Bay prison at a New London Rotary Club meeting.

The meeting will be held at noon, Dec. 4, at the Radisson Hotel. Sulmasy believes the new president should create a “national security court” that combines elements of the military tribunal system and the federal judicial system.

He is the author of the forthcoming book, “The National Security Court System: A Natural Evolution of Justice in an Age of Terror.”

1:11 PM  
Blogger Jude said...

Obviously we see a patten here with the Navy and the Coast Guard. Not saying it does not happen with the other military branches. I am a USCG spouse and I see it happen a lot here where we are stationed. I believe the military should do more when it come to these sex scandals and make the punishment harder if found quilty. I believed they should be stripped all their rights no matter what the RANK or the YEARS. That was the choice they made and they should fully pay for those actions. This behavior needS to stop. For crying out loud we are the MILITARY. Too many of this kinds of scandal is floating around in different place about our military. THE MILITARY NEED TO PUT A STOP TO IT. Harsh punishment need to be taken if found guilty. Lets clean up our military. We want to be and fell pround to say we are in the military without having all the negativity of SEXUAL SCANDALS attached to our MILITARY BRANCHES..

USCG Wife,
JC
Cape May,NJ

4:41 AM  
Blogger Jude said...

Obviously we see a patten here with the Navy and the Coast Guard. Not saying it does not happen with the other military branches. I am a USCG spouse and I see it happen a lot here where we are stationed. I believe the military should do more when it come to these sex scandals and make the punishment harder if found quilty. I believed they should be stripped all their rights no matter what the RANK or the YEARS. That was the choice they made and they should fully pay for those actions. This behavior needS to stop. For crying out loud we are the MILITARY. Too many of this kinds of scandal is floating around in different place about our military. THE MILITARY NEED TO PUT A STOP TO IT. Harsh punishment need to be taken if found guilty. Lets clean up our military. We want to be and fell pround to say we are in the military without having all the negativity of SEXUAL SCANDALS attached to our MILITARY BRANCHES..

USCG Wife,
JC
Cape May,NJ

4:41 AM  

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