Greatest. Pedo-Van. Ever.

In the sick world of child molesters Leonard Richard Filipkowski is probably considered a genius.

Arrested this week on nine counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a victim under 16 years of age and 11 counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition in the presence of a child, Filipkowski had a very useful tool at his disposal…

…a traveling video arcade.

Filipkowski owns, “Games 2U” a van with flatscreen monitors and video game consoles that traveled around Central Florida for kids birthday parties, school functions and church events.  Polk County Judge Sheriff Grady Judd called Filipkowski, “our worst nightmare.  He has no criminal record, no history of abusing children, and a business that caters to children,” Judd said in a statement. “His van is a predator’s paradise.”  (peet:  It should be noted that Games2U is a franchise.  There is no evidence that any other van related to the company’s franchise is an any way related to this case, or involved in another child abuse cases.  Filipkowski was the franchisee of this single van who’s territory was limited to Central Florida.)

Filipkowski was discovered after a boy reported and identified him as his allegdged abuser to a social services agency.  Police then began to investigate Filipkowski on charges of giving the boy alcohol before molesting him.  Filipkowski has also admitted in violating another boy, 13 or 14, three years ago in his Lakeland, FL home.  The latter case involved a boy who occasionally  worked for Filipkowski in the van.

Filipkowski is being held without bond in the Polk County Jail.

…and yes, it happened in Florida.

via Orlando Sentinal

Best. Defense Lawyer. Ever.

Charles Hersel was arrested in 2009 at a Thousand Oaks mall after high school students claimed Hersel paid them to spit in his face, slap him and yell profanities at him.

There were also claims he offered the teens even more money to urinate and poop on him.  He was charged with four counts of “annoying and molesting a child”.  Hersel reportedly paid dozen of teens to do those things to him, although there is no confirmation has to how many times it actually occurred or to what extent.

Last week a jury found Hersel not guilty despite the fact Hersel admitted to the requests.  The judge’s reason was based around Hersel’s defense that his requests were not sexual in nature.  Asking for this type of abuse his lawyer claimed was not for sexual gratification.  Somehow the jury believe him.

Hersel was facing a year in jail and would have had to register as a sex offender.


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