June 18, 2005

Serial Monster

Police: Man May Have Molested Thousands (link)
By RACHEL KONRAD, Associated Press Writer
Thu Jun 16, 6:31 PM ET

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A convicted child molester jailed in California may have committed sex crimes against thousands of victims, police said Thursday after finding computers, notebooks and meticulous, handwritten lists of boys' names and apparent codes for various sex acts.

San Jose Police Lt. Scott Cornfield described 63-year-old Dean Arthur Schwartzmiller as "one of the most active child molesters we've ever seen."

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During a search of his bedroom in San Jose, police discovered binders full of child porn and numerous logs with lists of more than 36,000 children's names — mostly boys — and codes that appear to indicate how he abused them.

"If one-tenth of these numbers are accurate, we're looking at hundreds of victims in a number of states. The reason we want to tell the world about this is because we believe he's been involved in child molestations in a number of countries," Cornfield said.


Schwartzmiller apparently did not register as a sex offender, so his history did not appear in the "Megan's Law" databases in California or other states, authorities said. [Evidently, not. --ed.]


Although police said Schwartzmiller appears to have spent much of the past 30 years in California, he has been arrested on child molestation charges in New York, Arkansas and Washington. He also served prison time in Idaho for child molestation in the late 1970s, and is wanted in Oregon on sexual assault charges involving a minor.

In the 1980s, he lived in Brazil, and was extradited from there to Idaho again in the later part of the decade to serve more time, Cornfield said. Police believe he may have victims in Brazil and Mexico.

What took so damn long to catch on this guy???

There is absolutely positively NO excuse for this...

Posted by Kyer at June 18, 2005 04:05 PM

Oh man... When I saw this guy on the news yesterday or the day before, I was physically sickened. If ever a case screamed out for the death penalty, it's this one.

ANd yeah, the system is broken.

Posted by: patrickafir at June 18, 2005 04:12 PM

The system is broken, indeed!

What this shows is a reckless and callous disregard for the safety of children, the man ought to be executed with dispatch, not boarded in a four star prison at the expense of the parents of his victims!


Posted by: RedFalcon at June 18, 2005 08:48 PM

How did he get away with this for so many years. It is stomach turning! Things like this leave me reeling.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at June 19, 2005 07:27 AM