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Accused sex offender commits suicide

11-27-17 Florida

Bruce McAllister, who was facing multiple sex offense charges has committed suicide. He was the husband of former Hernando Christian Academy Principal Kathy McAllister.

Bruce McAllister 68 was accused of molesting several young boys in the school sponsored foreign exchange program - who were staying with the couple at their home in Southern Hills.

The Brooksville PD reports, “On 11/15/2017 Brooksville Police received a teletype from the West Palm Beach Police Department advising that McAllister, who was identified by his driver's license, committed suicide. McAllister was scheduled for a Hernando County court appearance reference to his pending charges 11/16/17.” ..Source..

Sex offender commits suicide before prison term begins

6-4-17 Pennsylvania:

WEST CHESTER >> The 67-year-old man who was to begin a state prison sentence late last month for sexually assaulting a young girl at his home for several years committed suicide before he could report to prison, according to authorities.

Michael J. “Milo” Mozzani was found dead in his home in Gap, Lancaster County by state police May 30, the day he had been ordered to begin his eight to 16 year sentence, Assistant District Attorney Megan King informed Judge James P. MacElree II, who had accepted his guilty plea and negotiated sentence, last week.

Mozzani had been on house arrest while awaiting the beginning of his sentence. The retiree, who last worked at the Black Horse Animal Hospital in Lancaster County, pleaded guilty to three counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child on May 18. In addition to the prison time, he was ordered to spend five years on probation and would have been required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

The victim of abuse, now in her 30s, was forced to perform oral sex on Mozzani each Saturday while his wife was at work, she told state police in 2014, when she reported the abuse. She was threatened with beatings if she ever revealed what he made her do, she told MacElree II during an emotional court address at his sentencing.

“I felt wounded and angry all the time,” said the woman, reading from a prepared statement. “I didn’t know how to get away. It took me years of therapy to come to the realization that what happened to me was not my fault.”

According to an affidavit filed by state police Trooper Lori Edgar, the woman reported the abuse in October 2014, saying that it had occurred at two residences in Chester County, one in West Bradford and another in Valley. The incidents took place between 1993 and 1998. Mozzani was arrested in May 2016. ..Source..

Middle School Teacher Suspected of Sex With Student Kills Herself in Front of Police

5-11-17 Colorado:

A longtime Colorado middle school teacher killed herself in front of police as they approached her home this week as part of an investigation into allegations she had sex with a student.

Gretchen Krohnfeldt, 47, taught at Drake Middle School in Arvada where police say an employee claimed to have witnessed an inappropriate interaction between her and a male student months ago before reporting it this past Monday.

According to CBS News, Arvada police say the relationship allegedly began when the student, who is now in high school, attended Drake Middle.

The alleged sexual relations took place at Krohnfeldt's home, cops said.

Krohnfeldt, a mother of three, was placed on leave by school officials Monday.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office did not cite the manner of Krohnfeldt's death, which is still under investigation by the coroner.

In a statement, Jefferson County Public Schools wrote:

On Monday, May 8, a school staff member reported a possible relationship between one Jeffco student and a teacher at Drake Middle School. The principal immediately called law enforcement and school district personnel. The teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave. We were informed that on Tuesday, May 9, the teacher passed away. ..Source.. by Inside Edition

Man who jumped from 11th story of Syracuse building was sex offender, state says

6-21-17 New York:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A parolee who police said jumped to his death from the 11th floor of an apartment building Tuesday was a sex offender who had been been convicted of sexually assaulting a girl.

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision issued a statement Wednesday night identifying the parolee as Jason A. Jock.

Syracuse police said around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday officers were called to the Skyline Apartments at 753 James St. to investigate a suicide. Officers met with state parole officers who were already there.

Parole officers had taken Jock -- who lived at the building, according to state records -- into custody late Tuesday for a parole violation, police said.

Robert Seman, Alleged Rapist And Murderer, Jumps To Death From Courthouse Balcony

4-11-17 Ohio:

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A man charged with setting a fire that killed a girl he was accused of raping and her grandparents jumped to his death from a fourth-floor courthouse balcony on Monday, the day before jury selection in his death penalty trial.

Forty-eight-year-old Robert Seman Jr. was being led by deputies from a courtroom after a status conference to a holding cell at the Mahoning County Courthouse in Youngstown when he killed himself, Sheriff Jerry Greene told the Youngstown Vindicator.

"According to a couple of the attorneys and basically everybody there, it seemed like he was in pretty good spirits,'' Greene said. "He was talking about the future of his trial, and he just decided to jump.''

Seman could have faced the death penalty if convicted in the deaths of 10-year-old Corrine Gump, 63-year-old William Schmidt and 61-year-old Judith Schmidt. The March 2015 fire at the family's home occurred the day Seman's trial in Corrine's rape was scheduled to begin in Youngstown. Investigators concluded that the fire was fuelled by gasoline. Burns were found on Seman's body after his arrest, prosecutors said.