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Convicted Pedophile Wayne Chapman Seeking Freedom

Posted by KindraLore on March 25, 2007

Update 4/18/07 11:11AM

Convicted Child Rapist held in a treatment facility indefinitely

A Lawrence Superior Court judge ruled today that Wayne Chapman was still sexually dangerous despite serving a 30-year prison term and ordered that the convicted child rapist remain in state custody indefinitely at a sexual abuse treatment facility.

Judge Howard Whitehead followed a provision in state law that allows people still deemed sexually dangerous to be civilly committed at a treatment facility for the rest of their lives. The ruling can be appealed annually.

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Update: 4/3/07 10:47AM

A small update on this story:

The decision on whether Chapman will be set free is now up to Superior Court Judge Howard Whitehead, who yesterday heard testimony and closing arguments in a dangerousness hearing for Chapman.

Whitehead said he will give his decision on April 17, at 2:45 p.m. at Salem Superior Court, where he will be presiding.

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Convicted pedophile Chapman seeks freedom; Father of missing Lawrence boy objects to releaseBy Jim Patten , Staff Writer

LAWRENCE – Wayne Chapman was wheeled into a courtroom yesterday looking the furthest thing from being dangerous.Clad in a gray sweater, blue jeans and sneakers, he was pushed in a wheelchair by a burly court officer. His hands shook as he was brought to the defense table.

Chapman, 59, is a convicted pedophile, who, according to testimony, has admitted to sexually assaulting 50 to 100 boys, and even fantasized about killing and cannibalizing a child.

He completed a 30-year sentence in 2004 for raping two Lawrence boys, but has remained in state custody because officials believe, if released, he is likely to reoffend.

But Chapman is now seeking his freedom. He’s pleading his case to a Lawrence Superior Court judge who will determine if he is safe or a “sexually dangerous person” who cannot be released.

Yesterday was the first day of testimony in the case. In the courtroom sat Angelo Puglisi Sr. He is the father of Angelo “Andy” Puglisi, who disappeared from the state swimming pool in South Lawrence 30 years ago at the age of 10.

Police have long suspected Chapman was involved in the boy’s disappearance, but he has never been charged. Angelo Puglisi said yesterday the system will have failed him if Chapman is freed.

“If they let this guy out, the people who made the decision are just as guilty as he is. And they can all rot in hell,” he said.

Testimony heard in the jury-waived trial yesterday was graphic. Dr. Christine Schnier-Pierce, a forensic clinical psychologist, told the court she had interviewed Chapman in 2005, after reviewing all of the records available in the cases he has been involved in.

Schnier-Pierce recited Chapman’s history of pedophilia that he told her began at an early age.

“He said his offending began at an early age, as early as age 7, when he offended with a 5-year-old boy,” Pierce said.

In 1967, he was charged with offenses against a 12-year-old boy in Pennsylvania, while he was living in New York. In that case he walked the boy into the woods. The boy escaped and called police and Chapman was convicted of assault and battery in that case, Pierce said.

His next offense was against a 10-year-old boy, also in Pennsylvania, in 1971, in which he took the boy into the woods, abused him and took nude photos of him. He was convicted in that case, Pierce said.

While living in Rhode Island from July 1974 to June 1975, he was convicted of assault and battery and unnatural acts with a child under 16 from Fall River. He told his 9-year-old victim he was looking for a dog and lured him into a wooded area where the attack took place, Pierce said.

And in August 1975 in Lawrence, Chapman drove off an exit ramp of Interstate 495 and encountered two young boys whom he told he was looking for a dog. He molested both of them in a wooded area and was ultimately convicted of sodomy, open and gross lewdness, indecent assault and battery on a child and assault with intent to rape a child, Pierce said.

It was that offense that landed him the 30-year jail term that he completed in 2004.

Dr. Robin Quinones, a clinical psychologist, also interviewed Chapman. She testified about a 1987 fantasy Chapman admitted to in which he fondled and killed a child and then cannibalized him so no one would know.

The second revelation was a 31/2-hour audiotape Chapman made as a young man in which he talks about watching young boys get off a school bus and his resulting fantasies.

The tape, with sexually graphic language, was found in 1976 in an apartment rented by Chapman, and Pierce said Chapman admitted masturbating to it.

Prosecutor A.J. Camelio played a portion of the tape in court.

Pierce said Chapman was married in his early 20s to a 19-year-old woman but the relationship lasted only six months.

Chapman only married in an attempt to blunt his sexual desire for young boys, Pierce said.

“My opinion is that Mr. Chapman meets the criteria for a sexually dangerous person,” Pierce said.

She said during their interview he admitted to sexually assaulting 50 to 100 boys.

Quinones told the court that Chapman told her during their interview that he had sexual fantasies about young boys as recently as two years ago.

She told the court that in spite of the treatment Chapman had received over the years, it is her opinion that Chapman “is likely to re-offend if he is released.”

“My conclusion is that he is a sexually dangerous person,” Quinones said.

On cross-examination, John Day, lawyer for Chapman, elicited the admission from Pierce that she had not treated a pedophile since her internship and that during her interview with him, Chapman had refused to disclose some aspects of his activities on the advice of counsel.

Under questioning by Day, Pierce agreed there had been no evidence of sexual abuse since September 1976 when Chapman was 28 years old and that most recently, Chapman had backed away from his earlier claim of abusing 50 to 100 boys.

Day also noted that in 1991, a Superior Court judge in Lawrence had ruled Chapman was no longer sexually dangerous.

The trial, which recessed until Monday, is expected to last about three days.

“Under questioning by Day, Pierce agreed there had been no evidence of sexual abuse since September 1976 when Chapman was 28 years old and that most recently, Chapman had backed away from his earlier claim of abusing 50 to 100 boys.”

I would have to say that the reason he has not abused anyone else is because he has been in prison for those 30 years, where he should remain. Let’s hope this sick man stays behind bars and away from children.

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An interesting link to read that tells the complete story of Wayne Chapman as well as the disappearance of little Andy Puglisi can be found here.

Andy Puglisi of Lawrence, Mass., missing since 1976.


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Update on Arlin Henderson

Posted by KindraLore on March 23, 2007

In following the story of Michael Devlin and whether he had been involved in other disappearances in the area of other missing children, I mentioned in previous blogs the fact that I thought that he may have had something to do with the disappearance of Arlin Henderson. (see my previous blogs michael-j-devlin-could-there-be-more and photos-may-be-arlin-henderson and did-michael-devlin-join-search-for-Bianca-Piper )

I found some really strange things with this case. The first one is that “Arlin’s bike was found found three months later in October on Ethlin rd and we searched that area several times not to mention the helicopters that flew over that area for several days after he went missing. ” this quote was taken from the Court TV boards on Arlin’s thread by a poster named “tka05” but the basic information regarding his bike reappearing has also been published in many articles.

The second strange fact is that the person that started that thread went by the handle “invreporter1105” who also gained national exposure when he came out with pictures of Shawn Hornbeck that no one else had seen. (See article ). I am sure all remember that Shawn Hornbeck himself posted on his own site twice as Shawn Devlin. This poster was asked straight out of he was Arlin but has not responded to that question.

The third thing strange about this case, is that a site in which Shawn made while in captivity held a picture that I have seen over and over and thought at first glance was Shawn. However, as Irobert pointed out on the Court TV thread, it certainly bares a striking resemblance to Arlin’s aged progressed photo.

Here is Shawn’s site where the pic is

The Pic itself

The first picture comes from Shawn’s site, the second photo is an aged progression photo of Arlin.

If you right click on the photo from the link From the Pic Itself link (see above the photos for links), you will see that the photo is named me2.1 and it could very well be Shawn. (This site looks to be a picture hosting site and and I am not sure who owns it – the link was posted on the Court TV board)

I have seen pics of Shawn at certain ages during his captivity where he looked similar. I tried to find the photo I am referring to, but there is so much out there on the Internet I couldn’t find it. It is the photos of Shawn and his little buddy at the Apartment complex. The one that he spent Christmas’ with. If anyone can find those pics, let me know.

Anyway, it is all strange indeed. There was a partial print on Arlin’s bike that was recovered. I am sure if would have led to Devlin, LE would have said so by now.

One other interesting fact, the poster “tka05” that posted on the Court TV thread does seem to have some sort of personal ties to the case as he stated:

To answer some of the questions here, Arlin’s bike was found three months later in October on Ethlin rd and we searched that area several times not to mention the helicopters that flew over that area for several days after he went missing.

We believe he is alive and we do not understand why he will not come back now. Maybe he has changed and become someone else. We dont know. I wish he would come forward. He would not have to change his life, but we would just like to see him and know what happened.

You can find transcripts on the record with Greta on FOX. Debbie did a lot of interviews with Greta.

There was a partial print on the bike that has never been matched to anyone yet. The bike was pretty clean.

we are waiting for the police ti investigate Devlin further about Arlin. It takes time and they are being quiet about their investigation.

Arlin would be 27 today. You have to think. Shawn did not run. Shawn stayed because he was so scared, lived and grew up in such an unimaginable environment. What if he were never found? What if today Shawn was Arlin’s age? Would he come home? Would he stay in hiding?

What if Arlin were alive right now (it is a possibility) and he saw everything that Shawn has been through, with media and never having a normal life then, and now having a not normal (better but different life) now.

Would he want to come out of hiding? Maybe he feels guilty even though he shouldn’t. Maybe, like Shawn helped in abducting Ben, Arlin helped in abducting Shawn and he is now scared, thinking that there is no turning back.

Is Arlin Henderson living out there. Hidden in plain site – just like Shawn had for so many years?

Arlin, if you are out there, please come home!

Link to the Court TV Thread discussed in this blog

Other interesting links to this case:

Friends of Arlin Henderson
Article/Timeline on Arlin Henderson
The Charley Project – Arlin Henderson
Brian’s Prediction – Arlin Henderson

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A Time For Justice – Jessica Lunsford

Posted by KindraLore on March 3, 2007

Update 3/8/07 9:47PM

The sex offender convicted of kidnapping, raping and then killing 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford by burying her alive behind his trailer could now face the death penalty.
Jurors deliberated for about four hours Wednesday before finding John Evander Couey guilty. They’ll return Tuesday to consider whether he should face life in prison or death.

“With capital cases, I’m all for the death penalty. It’s an eye for an eye,” the girl’s father, Mark Lunsford, said Thursday on CBS’ “The Early Show.”

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After two long years the trial against child killer John Couey got underway yesterday. John Couey is charged with the abduction, rape and murder of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford.

Little Jessie was abducted by John Couey from her home in Homosassa, Florida on February 23, 2005. After searching for Jessica for three weeks, John Couey was arrested in Savannah, Georgia on previous drug charges and was later charged with the terrible crimes against this child.

Couey lived about 100 yards from Jessica in a mobile home.Purportedly, after keeping Jessica in his trailer that he shared with his niece and sister for three days. (Supposedly they knew nothing of Jessica’s existence in the mobile home for those three days, yet bought Couey a bus ticket out of Florida when they felt the continuous presence of Law Enforcement). According to medical examiner reports, Couey buried little Jessie while still alive in a grave he dug behind his trailer.

Since Jessica’s death, her father – Mark Lunsford has become a renowned figure and advocate for children’s rights and fought and succeeded to get the Jessica Lunsford act passed which requires tighter restrictions on sex offenders (such as wearing electronic tracking devices) and increases prison sentences for some convicted sex offenders.

Also, Jessica’s Law was passed in Florida and has set precedence for other states in which among the key provisions of the law are a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison and lifetime electronic monitoring of adults convicted of lewd or lascivious acts against a victim less than twelve years of age. In Florida, sexual battery or rape of a child less than twelve years of age is a capital felony, punishable only by death or life imprisonment with no chance of parole.

Today was the second day of trial in this case and Mark Lunsford sat tall and proud and had to hear testimony that made jurors cry.

John Couey has been allowed to sit in court and color like a child, as according to his attorneys, he has been deemed retarded. I believe this is a ridiculous ploy to gain sympathy with the jury and promote the fact that this “poor man” was not responsible for his actions. Its pure BUNK and I believe the jury will see straight through this ploy.

Jurors cry while viewing crime scene photos of murder of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford

By Emanuella Grinberg
Court TV

MIAMI — Disturbing crime scene and autopsy photographs of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford brought several jurors to tears Friday in the murder trial of the convicted sex offender accused of killing the girl and burying her in his backyard.Citrus County Det. Daniel Holder testified that, during a five-hour excavation, a team of investigators discovered one black garbage bag wrapped around another behind the trailer where John Couey lived.

“When those two bags were removed, what was inside?” Assistant State Attorney Pete Magrino asked the witness before an eerily quiet gallery in a Miami courtroom.

“The victim was discovered inside,” Holder said.

The images, along with video of the property and a bloody mattress from Couey’s room, provided the panel with its first window into the physical details of the murder.

Couey, 48, faces the death penalty if convicted of abducting, raping and murdering the third-grader, who was known to her family as Jessie.

A photograph of the bag in the hole provoked stifled tears from two female jurors, who reached for tissues after Magrino held up the picture. Another female juror brought her hand to her mouth as she viewed a picture of the girls’ bloated fingers poking through the plastic bags.

The jury also viewed an image of Jessica’s swollen, dirty hands, which were bound together at the wrists with speaker wire.

“Do you know if her body movement was restrained in any way?” Magrino asked, while Couey sat doodling in a notepad at the defense table.

“There was a stuffed purple dolphin that was in her arms,” Holder said, referring to the oversized plush toy that her father had won for her at the county fair three days before she disappeared.

Mark Lunsford, Jessica’s father, turned away as Magrino produced the dolphin for jurors to view.

The images from the excavation, which began March 18, 2005, and continued into the next day, were accompanied by a video of the property where Jessica was buried in a grave 4 feet deep.

Det. Brian Spiddle testified that he found a rake and a shovel near the grave, which was located next to the back porch of the home Couey shared with his sister and niece and their significant others.

Because of a previous court ruling, the panel did not learn that Couey told investigators where to find Jessica, who was abducted from her bed the night of Feb. 23, 2005. Before the trial, Judge Richard Howard granted a defense motion to suppress Couey’s alleged confession to kidnapping Jessica and burying her about 150 yards from home.

Lawyers for Couey claim he is mentally retarded and suggested in opening statements that he acted under duress when he buried the girl behind the trailer in Homosassa, Fla.

While the jury will not learn that Couey allegedly confessed to keeping Jessica in his room for several days, a detective testified Friday that he found her fingerprints in his bedroom closet, which was less than 2 feet deep and 4 feet wide.

Prosecutors brought in sections of the wall so that Det. Martin Cannaday could point out where he found Jessica’s palm- and fingerprints in the closet.

In another life-sized display of evidence, prosecutors introduced a bloodstained mattress that authorities seized from Couey’s bedroom.

In his opening statement Thursday, Assistant State Attorney Richard Ridgway told the jury that the stains were a mixture of Couey’s semen and Jessica’s blood.

The light-yellow mattress showed several smears. A DNA analyst is expected to testify later in the trial to identify the sources of the stains. The mattress was admitted into evidence against objections from Couey’s lawyers, who fought to prevent the panel from seeing the objects related to Jessica’s death.

Howard also let the panel see two garbage bags that were wrapped around each other and tied in knots at opposing ends.

The typically fidgety defendant appeared more attentive than usual during Friday’s testimony, often looking up from his doodling to squint at the evidence or consult with his attorneys.
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Missouri Dad Flees with Kids to Possibly Sell them to Child Porn Ring

Posted by KindraLore on March 3, 2007

Update 4/14/07 11:37AM

Joel Hundley was extradited from Honduras and appeared for an initial hearing in Miami on Monday, Herndon said.He was expected in Kansas City by midweek to face federal charges, including international parental kidnapping. The offense occurs whenever one custodial parent takes a child or children to another country without the consent of the other custodial parent, Herndon said.

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Update 4/6/07 5:35PM

Thanks to Gretchen for alerting me to the WONDERFUL news. The children have been found!

3 Missouri Kids Allegedly Snatched by Dad Are Found in Honduras; U.S. Seeking Extradition

The three children allegedly abducted by their father and taken out of the country were found this week in Honduras and are now back in the United States, family members told on Friday.

U.S. officials are working on extraditing the father quickly — before he’s released by Honduran authorities — so he can be brought back to the U.S. to face federal kidnapping charges.

Joel Hundley of Kansas City, Mo., took his children — Alexandria, 1, Elijah, 2, and Julianna, 4 — from the family’s house in Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 19, and flew with them to El Salvador, FBI officials said. He then took them to Honduras, where he was found Tuesday in a mountainous region of the country a few hours away from Tegucigalpa, the country’s capital, Hundley’s sister Shelley told

“When we got the kids, they were dirty, just dirt on their faces, their hair … I saw them and the oldest …she almost looked like a homeless kid, just filthy and dirty,” Shelley Hundley said. “But she just went right to me and hugged me … it was just a happy, partial reunification there but what they wanted was Mommy.”

The FBI led the hunt for the 34-year-old man — described by family members as “delusional” — who methodically planned and carried out a scheme to snatch his three young kids and smuggle them out of the country. Family members believe Hundley has been engaged in questionable sexual activities, and that they feared the children would become victims of a human trafficking or child prostitution ring.

Jeff Lanza, a spokesman for the FBI in Kansas City, confirmed to that the children were back in the United States and were safe.

When the Hundley family got word that Joel was spotted in Honduras with the children, Shelley Hundley, along with Heather Hundley — Joel’s wife — and another sister decided she would fly down while the American Embassy, Interpol and Honduras nailed down her brother’s exact location.

“I just decided to go down and just be there,” Shelley said. “I didn’t really do much, I just headed down there and waited for the authorities to let me know what was going on.”

She got the call around 1 a.m. Tuesday, saying that her brother and the children had been found in a car and were being held at a small police outpost. She said the children were malnourished, dehydrated, and the oldest, Julianna, who has a kidney malformation and urinary-tract problems, was in a lot of pain.

“I walked right up to him, I just could not say a word to him and he did not say a word to me. It was actually weird in that sense that they both were totally silent,” Shelley Hundley said, describing the encounter with a brother she had feared would involve her nieces and nephews in deviant sexual activity and child prostitution.

While she would not elaborate on what was done to the children physically, Shelley said the children were receiving proper medical care back in the United States. Shelley, her sister and Heather are taking care of them.

“We’ll just be helping out as a team,” she said.

But the Hundley family’s ordeal is far from over.

Shelley said a Honduran judge has said he will release Joel from prison there on Saturday if the U.S. cannot finish the extradition process by then. Joel is only being held by Honduran authorities on an immigration charge, Shelley said. She and her family are worried that Joel will do more damage to himself — and maybe to others — if he’s not brought back to the U.S. to get help.

“Obviously we’re really worried because it’s a quick time frame for us to really get this all together and obviously a lot of it is political,” Shelley said. “If he walks, he wouldn’t be able to come back to the U.S. but he would be a danger, wherever he is.”

Lanza of the FBI could not confirm the timetable set by the Honduran judge for Joel Hundley’s release, but said the State Department is taking the lead in working on terms of his extradition and hopes to be able to pick him up “as soon as possible.”

“Our goal is to get him picked up by the FBI to bring him back to this country to face federal charges in Missouri,” Lanza said, adding that Hundley faces charges of international parental kidnapping once he’s back in the United States.

“We’re working to make it happen as soon as possible,” he said.

Joel Hundley’s scheme to abduct his own children culminated Feb. 19 when he told his wife, Heather, to go out and enjoy a day with friends or at a local spa. When she returned home later that day, she found the kids and Joel had vanished.

Shelley had said Joel has a history of reading sexually explicit material and participating in sexual chatrooms on the Internet. He also engaged in what she called “group sexual activity slime,” even taking at least one child to a group activity on an occasion. He also had a history of violence toward his wife.

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Update 4/5/07 10:03 PM

There are really no new updates on this case. I have scoured the internet. At one point I did find Joel’s myspace account but it had no friends (minus Tom and his sister Shelley) and nothing extraordinary to see.

I did find the video of Heather and Shelley on Greta Van Susteren and I wanted to post it. I think if you SEE these two ladies and the worry within them, it will strike a cord of the desperation that they are facing. We must find these children. If you know anything, please contact the FBI.

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For some reason there is not much media coverage on this story. It’s being tagged as a parental abduction case, but it’s much, much more.

On February 19th, Joel Hundley told his wife to go and have a day to herself at the spa. The baby was fussy and Joel actually suggested taking little 10 month old Alexandria with her, but in a decision that proved to be critical, Heather Hundley left her three children with their father and went to enjoy her day.

When she returned home later that day, Joel had left a note stating Juliana (who has a severe kidney problem)was vomiting blood and a neighbor took them to the emergency room. After checking all the local hospitals and finding no trace of her family she returned home. It was then that she discovered all her children’s toys and clothing gone. It was then she knew something was terribly wrong.

Joel and Heather apparently had a tumultuous relationship, with accusations of abuse and a phone call to 911 made in September. When the police arrived, Heather reported that Joel had used “physical force” on her. He had already fled the scene though and as in many abuse cases, Heather did not press charges.

The most disturbing facts seem to come from Joel’s very own sister, Shelley Hundley. Shelley stated, “Joel had been sexually abused as a child and lives a sexually driven lifestyle that includes using Internet sex chat rooms and attending group-sex activities. She also alleges that Joel Hundley pre-meditated the kidnapping and that he told friends previously of his intention to do so. “

She also contends that Joel took at least one of the children to what was described as an orgy. “I know of one instance at least there was some really disturbing sexual things going on … I don’t know what happened to the child, I don’t have any proof the child was participating, but he [Joel] definitely doesn’t have a boundary line,” Shelley said.

Joel has sent at least one e-mail to the Hundley family since his departure, in which he mentioned that he took the kids to get away from the “violence” at home, Shelley said. But the children were in no danger at home, she insisted.

In that e-mail, Joel said he was sorry he had to take them, but didn’t give any real motivation for why he did it, she said. Shelley said Joel had told friends about his plan to take the children.

“The children are not being abused by their mother, there’s not any kind of reason … he has very delusional issues,” Shelley said.

The local police traced Joel and the children through an airline ticket from Kansas City to Houston and then to El Salvador. The LSPD then turned the case over to the FBI. Joel Hundley speaks fluent Spanish, as he grew up in Columbia and also lived in Honduras before moving to Lee’s Summit Missouri a year ago.

Law Enforcement as well as Hundley’s sister and wife believe that he was going to sell these children into prostitution. Joel Hundley has been charged in Missouri with parental kidnapping, which is defined as removing, taking detaining or concealing a child within or outside the state with the intent to deprive the custody rights of another person. The charge is a class D-Felony, which could carry with it a one-year sentence in the Jackson County Jail, up to a four-year prison sentence in the Missouri Department of Corrections and a fine up to $5,000, Childs said.

What federal charges Joel Hundley might face upon being captured have not been determined as of Wednesday, said Jeff Lanza, spokesperson for the FBI. Lanza said finding and extraditing someone from El Salvador could be difficult because of the limitations the South American country has on its extradition laws.

However, Lanza said the United States would attempt to obtain a criminal arrest warrant for Joel Hundley and work diplomatically with El Salvador officials to locate and question him.

But more importantly, the goal is to bring the children home, Lanza said. Let’s hope they bring these children home soon.

Please pray for Alexandria Hundley-Mondello, 10 months, Elijah Hundley-Mondello, 2, Julianna Hundley-Mondello, 4.

Media articles on this case:

LS man suspected of parental kidnapping
FBI Leads Search for Missouri Dad Who Took 3 Kids to El Salvador

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