Two men arrested for kidnapping sexual battery on teen

August 9, 2009 by  
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GREENACRES — Two men were arrested Friday for allegedly kidnapping a 15-year-old girl, taking her to an apartment and sexually battering her, according to a release from the Greenacres Police Department.





The teenager was walking through a development near Jog Road and Cresthaven Boulevard at 6 a.m. Friday when she was grabbed by two men, according to the release. She was taken to a nearby apartment and sexually battered, the release says.

At about 1:30 p.m., Peterson Fils-Aime, 22, walked up to the apartment, then ran away when officers approached him, the release says. He was caught nearby and arrested on charges of marijuana possession, driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest.

Hours later, officers searched the apartment and arrested 24-year-old Reginald Fils-Aime, who was inside.

Both men were charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment and sexual battery, and taken to the Palm Beach County jail.

Teen charged with 48 counts of child porn

August 4, 2009 by  
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PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL — Sixteen-year-old Robert Livingston faces 48 counts of child porn.


Robert Livingston

Detectives traced an IP address to his parents home. According to court documents, Livingston told them he started downloading the files last December.

A judge set Livingston’s bond at 500 dollars for each count. He is to have no access to any computer or children. He is under house arrest except to attend school.

Livingston will be a junior at Dwyer High School. The PBC School District says at this time it is unclear if he would be allowed in the general population of the school.

Reported by: Katie Brace


Deputies looking for missing girl

July 20, 2009 by  
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SUBURBAN WEST PALM BEACH, FL– Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputies hope the public can help them find a missing teen.


Cristal Vargas

They say Cristal Vargas disappeared from her home on Pimlico Court in West Palm Beach on July 13, 2009.

Vargas, who is 15, has black hair and brown eyes.

She is about 5’4” and weighs approximately 110 lbs., and  wears contacts or glasses.

Vargas is in need of medication, and does not have it with her.

Anyone with information is asked to please call PBSO at 688-3400 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-458-TIPS.

Boca Raton teenager Eric S. Zelesnick Arrested for Child Porn

June 19, 2009 by  
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Boca Raton teenager Eric S. Zelesnick has been arrested and charged with eleven counts of child porn.


The arrest comes after a joint investigation by the Special Victims Unit and the Boynton Beach Police Department. These units use a sophisticated computerized data-mining and tracking program to identify, investigate and prosecute “super-predators” who are abusing child victims in Palm Beach County.

Zelesnick,19, was charged with 11 Counts of Possession of Material Depicting Sexual Performance of a Child; all are third degree felonies which carry a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison.

The probable cause affidavit says that videos on Zelesnick’s computer showed adults having sex with prepubescent children.

At his first appearance, Zelesnick’s bond was set at $25,000 and he must have no access to computers, PDA’s or any devices that would be capable of going online.  Additionally, if the defendant is released on bond, he must report to house arrest within 48 hours.

Former officer, teen arrested after Ga. standoff

January 5, 2009 by  
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MADISON, Ga. – A 13-hour hostage standoff at a Georgia motel ended peacefully Monday when a former South Carolina police officer and a teenage girl surrendered, freeing his estranged wife and infant son.

FBI spokesman Steve Lazarus said 25-year-old David Dietz surrendered around 9:15 a.m. at the Red Roof Inn off Interstate 20 about 60 miles east of Atlanta. Jamie Lynn Burgess, 17, was also taken into custody at the time.

The two had been holed up in a second floor room with the infant, Allim David Dietz, and Dietz’s estranged wife, 29-year-old Eva Arce-Perez. Two shots were fired at law enforcement agents from the room Sunday night.

The next morning, Dietz stepped onto the walkway outside the motel room holding the baby in his arms as he surrendered. Burgess exited the room with her hands in the air.

Burgess helped Dietz in the kidnapping, West Columbia, S.C., Police Major Jackie Brothers said.

“It’s our understanding they arrived together, they waited together and when the family and friends arrived home, she actively participated in the abduction,” Brothers said.

Police said Burgess and Dietz were acquaintances but wouldn’t elaborate on their relationship.

Burgess was set to return to South Carolina Monday night, where she would be charged with kidnapping, carjacking and assault with intent to kill, Brothers said. She won’t face federal charges because she’s a minor, Lazarus said.

Dietz, who wore a black uniform emblazoned with the word “police” during the abduction, was being held in federal custody in Macon and would face federal charges of kidnapping in South Carolina and federal charges of assaulting a federal officer in Georgia since shots were fired at FBI agents, Lazarus said. He said they hoped to bring Dietz before a federal magistrate on Tuesday.

He also faces state charges including kidnapping, assault with intent to kill and carjacking in South Carolina and five counts of aggravated assault in Georgia, authorities said.

Police said Arce-Perez and the baby were abducted from their home in Columbia, S.C., Saturday evening. A missing child alert was issued, and authorities learned Dietz might be headed toward Atlanta.

The standoff started Sunday night after Georgia State Patrol officers spotted the car mentioned in the alert in the motel parking lot.

It wasn’t the former police officer‘s first run-in with the law. South Carolina police reports showed authorities were called twice last year to domestic disturbances between Dietz and Arce-Perez.

Police in West Columbia were called to the home where Arce-Perez lived in December after the woman claimed Dietz threatened her.

“She stated that he called her wanting to see the baby even if he had to kick the door in,” West Columbia chief Dennis Tyndall said.

An incident report filed in May by the Richland County, S.C. Sheriff’s Department says Dietz was arrested for criminal domestic violence after he tried to force then-pregnant Arce-Perez to leave her apartment with him and pointed a gun at her brother, threatening to shoot if he tried to intervene. A judge dismissed charges in that case when Arce-Perez didn’t show up for a hearing, said department spokesman Chris Cowan.

Columbia police spokesman Brick Lewis said Dietz was hired by the department in June 2006 but resigned in October 2006 without giving a reason and on good terms.

Dietz also worked as a probation officer until August 2007, said Pete O’Boyle, a spokesman for the state’s probation department.