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August 15, 2007 | Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
Self-proclaimed pedophile Jack McClellan was arrested this week for allegedly violating a judge's restraining order intended to protect children and put their parents at ease. But within hours, he was back on the street and in front of the television cameras. McClellan was then arrested again for the same offense and is now being held on $150,000 bail. But keeping McClellan behind bars may prove more difficult, legal experts said.
August 14, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
Self-proclaimed pedophile Jack McClellan was arrested at UCLA twice Monday, first in the afternoon outside a child development building on suspicion of violating a statewide restraining order prohibiting him from coming within 10 yards of any child in California. He was detained again about 10:20 p.m. after UCLA police saw McClellan, 45, being interviewed on a TV newscast while standing in a campus parking lot. A university spokesperson said McClellan was booked for trespassing.
August 10, 2007
Ordinarily, men with Jack McClellan's proclivities come to the public's attention when their crimes are exposed. Then our fear, our anger and our sympathies are specific to perpetrator and victim. But in an age when we are inundated with revelations of child sexual abuse, McClellan, a self-described pedophile, has generated a new category of creep.
August 4, 2007 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
In a surprising move, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Friday granted a sweeping temporary restraining order barring self-proclaimed pedophile Jack McClellan from coming within 10 yards of any child in California. Judge Melvin Sandvig's order specifically prohibits McClellan from following, stalking, hitting or loitering around any minor. He also cannot contact or photograph a child or post on the Internet pictures or video of a minor without parental consent. "Victory!"
August 2, 2007 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
Jack McClellan publicizes his attraction to young girls, does the rounds of television news and talk shows, and cooperates with the police. When Santa Monica police confronted him last week at a Jack in the Box -- after he had been spotted in the children's section of the city's main library by a nervous mother who called police -- he agreed to let officers photograph him.
July 24, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A convicted sex offender was charged in Tacoma with kidnapping, raping and killing a 12-year-old girl who was taken from an alley behind her family's home during a July Fourth fireworks celebration. More than a week after the girl was taken, Terapon Dang Adhahn, 42, led investigators to the body of Zina Linnik in rural Pierce County, and his DNA was found on her, according to the charging documents.
June 30, 2007 | Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer
Officials here and in Brazil pledged Friday to accelerate the return to Chile of a notorious child pornography ringleader who was arrested last week in Brazil. The convicted pedophile, Rafael Maureira, 46, widely referred to by the pseudonym Zakarach, fled from a Santiago halfway house in March, causing a furor and triggering an international manhunt.
June 9, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Demonstrators plan to picket Leisure World on Sunday to notify neighbors of the residency of Michael Wempe, a former Roman Catholic priest paroled after serving a three-year sentence for molesting a boy. Wempe, 67, was paroled in February, with little publicity, said Mary Grant, director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests.
March 8, 2007 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
A former Roman Catholic priest said in court Wednesday that the rights of homosexuals have been violated by a state law that makes it easier to prosecute gay pedophiles than heterosexual child molesters. It apparently was the first time that gay rights had been introduced into the ongoing prosecution of current and former Catholic priests alleged to have molested children. The state law in question imposes no time limits on prosecuting heterosexuals who force intercourse.
February 17, 2007 | Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writer
"Deliver Us From Evil," a documentary about pedophile priest Oliver O'Grady and his devastating California legacy, has earned its filmmaker multiple awards and an Oscar nomination. Now the film is kicking up new controversy and litigation from L.A. to Ireland, where O'Grady now lives. Released in the U.S.
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