The Trench Reynolds Report

Without truth there is no justice

I originally posted about the murder of Felix DeJesus here. The 39-year-old father of two was gunned down in 2013 while still in his car in Hartford, Connecticut. He was selling a tablet computer and went to meet the seller since the seller said they didn’t own a car. A year passed without an arrest …

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Family frustrated after no arrests in Craigslist murder: How sad is it that a craigslist murder took place and it escaped my attention. I probably got it mixed up with one of the other several dozen. What’s even more sad that in that time no one has been brought to justice for the death of …

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Tolland Sex Offender Loses Appeal: The most prolific sex offender in the MySpace era, in my opinion, is back in the news again. Scott Shefelbine was arrested over a dozen times for charges relating to MySpace and underage girls. I think you can connect the dots. Each time his parents would pst his bail including …

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In Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, investigators there have arrested 27-year-old Melvin Rivera Gonzalez for allegedly using messaging app Kik to solicit sex from a 15-year-old girl. That girl turned out to be a federal investigator. The middle school he worked for reported him for allegedly using Kik to lure a student. In Glastonbury, Connecticut, police …

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Predators attack via social media: There’s your no shit Sherlock headline of the year. This article is not about how sexual predators in general use social media to find their victims. I would think that readers of my site are already well aware of that danger. The article is really about one alleged predator in …

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Man accused of recruiting women through Craigslist for fake medical exams: Salisbury man charged with child porn, secretly taping women: Cops: Wife uncovered med scam: 44-year-old David E. Anderson of both Salisbury, Mass. and Newtown, Conn. was arrested last month for allegedly luring women on craigslist to submit to his medical exams and secretly recording …

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Facebook ‘friend’ accused of sex assault: Again with ‘sex assault’ and not rape, but I digress. 25-year-old David Atia-Osorio of Trumbull, Connecticut has been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl that he met on Facebook. Using the alias ‘David Escobar’ he promised the girl weed and booze if he’d meet her at a Dunkin’ …

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Judge Rejects New Trial For Shefelbine On Sex Assault Charges: In my estimation Scott Shefelbine was the most prolific MySpace predator with 13 arrests for various offenses that involved MySpace and underage girls. The last we had heard from Mr. Shefelbine he was appealing his 20-year-sentence. He claimed that not only did he have ineffective …

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Inmate charged in murder-for-hire attempt: I originally posted about Matthew P. Lallis here. Back in 2010 in Groton, Connecticut Lallis was busted for allegedly pimping out a 15-year-old girl on craigslist. He’s also accused of having sex (child rape) with the girl and making her tell people she was 16 as that’s the age of …

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In New Jersey’s defense the crime did take place in Connecticut but people of all states should be horrified by the lack of holding a criminal responsible in this case. Back in 2009, Mervin R. Laparre III of Cliffwood, NJ was arrested in Montville, Conn. for meeting a 15-year-old girl for sex that he met over MySpace. Except …

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