Saturday, March 22, 2008

Predator Loses House

Recently, there has been some discussion about what we as a community could do if a sexual predator was living in the neighborhood. According to the Dayton Daily News, this could happen:
Court takes sex predator's home
By Doug Page, Staff Writer
Thursday, March 20, 2008

ENGLEWOOD — Chances are sexual predator Brian R. Gillingham won't be returning to Englewood after serving his 11-year sentence for gross sexual imposition of a 6-year-old boy. Last month, the U.S. District Court approved the forfeiture of Gillingham's house to the federal government.

"I believe this was the proper outcome," assistant U.S. Attorney Pamela Stanek said.

"We frequently use the federal forfeiture laws in child pornography cases to take the instruments of the crime — computers, printers, video cameras," she said. "But this is the first time we've taken a house."

Gillingham, 41, was convicted in 2004 of the sex charge, plus seven counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor and one of possession of criminal tools — the computer.

"He can't come back to our neighborhood," said Mark Brownfield, the city's police chief.

Score one for the good guys on this one. Maybe this will be a new trend.

Sadly, even the suburbs are not safe from predators.
Just ask "Dateline NBC."

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