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Indictment: Ohio Man Offered Kansas Boy Clothes, College Money For Sex

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Feb 24, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Jack Albertson, 57, Lima, Ohio, is charged with one count of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and one count of producing child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in December 2010 and January 2011 in Olathe, Kan.

Albertson initially was charged in a federal criminal complaint filed Jan. 26 in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. The complaint alleged the investigation began when a 37-year-old woman contacted the Olathe Police Department to complain that she had received a text from Albertson saying: “Hi. My name is Jack. I’ve know UR son 4 about 6 months. He is wanting to come live with me. He gave me UR phone number this morning so I could text u. He told me he was 17 and than he told me he was 14. I dnt need no trouble. OK.”

Investigators learned Albertson first made contact with the woman’s 13-year-old son on a Web site called Flirtomatic. Albertson asked the boy to send photos of himself nude and dressed as a woman. Beginning Jan. 11, 2011, Albertson told the boy he was coming to get him. He promised to buy the boy clothes, including a maid’s outfit, to find him a job and to pay for him to go to college. Investigators followed an electronic trail to Albertson’s home in Lima, Ohio.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity: Not less than 10 years and not more than life Not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000.
Producing child pornography: Not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Olathe Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting. This case is being prosecuted as part of the Justice Department’s Project Safe Childhood initiative. For more information see www.projectsafechildhood.gov .

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS

 

A grand jury meeting in Kansas City, Kan., also returned the following indictments:

Rachelle Santiago, 43, Manhattan, Kan., is charged with one count of stalking, one count of attempting to elude police, one count of sexual battery, one count of making a terroristic threat, and one count of unlawfully entering a federal military installation. The crimes are alleged to have occurred from Jan. 22 to Jan. 25, 2011, at Ft. Riley.

Santiago initially was charged in a federal criminal complaint filed Jan. 31 in U.S. District Court in Topeka. The complaint alleged Santiago was a contract employee working as a licensed clinical social worker at Irwin Army Community Hospital at Ft. Riley. One of her patients was a soldier she was treating for post traumatic stress disorder. The complaint alleged Santiago sexually propositioned the soldier, stalked him and harassed him.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:


Stalking: A maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Attempting to elude police: A penalty of 38 months to 172 months and a fine up to $250,000.
Sexual battery: A maximum penalty of 12 months and a fine up to $100,000.
Making a terroristic threat: A maximum penalty of 17 months and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawfully entering a military installation: A maximum penalty of six months and a fine up to $5,000.
The Army Criminal Investigation Division investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Robin Graham are prosecuting.

Norman Edward Elmer, 61, is charged with failing to register as a sexual offender. The crime is alleged to have occurred from Jan. 12, 2011, to Feb. 1, 2011, in Leavenworth, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

Danny R. Lamb, 61, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with falsely claiming to be unemployed in order to receive Section 8 rent assistance. The crime is alleged to have occurred in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000. Housing and Urban Development - Office of Inspector General investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.

Cheryl Gilbert, 44, Lansing, Kan., is charged with one count of conspiracy to receive bribes for providing prohibited objects to inmates at the U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, four counts of taking bribes, five counts of providing prohibited objects to inmates, and one count of making a false statement to federal investigators. The crimes are alleged to have occurred from July to November 2008 at the prison.

The indictment alleges that while Gilbert was a cook supervisor at the prison she took bribes to provide inmates with tobacco.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:


Conspiracy: A maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000.
Accepting bribes: A maximum penalty of 15 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
Providing prohibited objects: A maximum penalty of six months and a fine up to $250,000 on each count
Making a false statement to an investigator: A maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Department of Justice - Office of Inspector General investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.

Dagoberto Barron-Vasquez, 29, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by an alien, and one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Jan. 4, 2011, in Kansas City, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:


Possession with intent to distribute marijuana: A maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking: Not less than five years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawful possession of a firearm by an alien: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.
Illegal re-entry after deportation: A maximum penalty of two years and a fine up to $250,000.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.

Dagoberto Ruiz-Salas, 42, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of possession of false documents to be employed in the United States, three counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of misusing a Social Security number to be employed at Geres LLC, and one count of making a false statement to an agent of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in August 2010 and January 2011 in Finney County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:


Possessing a false document to be employed: A maximum penalty of 10 years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory two years consecutive to other sentences and a fine up to $250,000.
Misusing a Social Security number: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Making a false statement to an investigator: A maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Guillermo Lopez-Morales, 36, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Jan. 4, 2011, in Saline County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Jose Ruiz-Delgado, 41, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of a felony and deported. He was found Feb. 7, 2011 in Reno County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Benigno Garcia-Quintana, 37, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Feb. 3, 2011, in Saline County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Cody M. Justice, 22, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Feb. 9, 2011, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000. The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead is prosecuting.

Ovex Gomez-Alvarez, 27, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Jan. 27, 2011, in Overland Park, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

 

 

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