PA - Falls Man Arrested, Slew Of Felonies Against Children

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by Filly, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Oh this creep was just on our local news. The DA is urging anyone who believes their children had contact with Walter Meyerle to please contact him.

    The 34 year old has been harming children for quite awhile. Apparently he gave his victims cell phones. One poor lady said her DD who was molested by him is in a group home. Somebody came forward when they heard a relative of that same girl was being molested by Meyerle.

    Serial predator in Falls Township. He can face up to 300 years. Let's see about that.

    http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/cri...cle_7dce65ae-50d1-11e0-b007-00127992bc8b.html




    Meyerle had sex with a 15 year old girl in exchange for a tattoo. At one point he had sex with the teen while his wife was upstairs in their home.

    Of course he claims his innocence, but cops have his cell phone which they believe will lead to other charges.

    1 million bail. This says he is from Croydon, and another article said Morrisville. My apologies to anyone in Bristol, Levittown, Croydon, and anywhere else this guy was promising tattoos to underage children. It also states he assaulted boys as well.



    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Tattoo-for-Underage-Sex-Arrest-118196619.html
     
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  3. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    "I'm not a risk to anyone but myself"

    Cocky or what?

    Meyerle says this to the media.

    Hey even without the present charges dude has a slew of felonies. Drug convictions as well as DUI's. Ummmmmmmm and you're only a danger to yourself?

    Giving 15 year olds tattoos on their pelvis not good. Giving them cell phones as gifts not good. Having sex with them illegal and vile.



    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/b...Bucks_man_is_a_serial_child_sex_predator.html
     
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    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    It never ceases to amaze me how many sexual predators are out there.

    How tough it must have been for some of this abuser's victims to come forward. Their bravery is inspiring.
     
  6. Missizzy

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    This guy's MO sounds very much like trafficking to me. Are they certain he kept the victims to himself? I wonder what the tattoos said. According to him, he's disabled and out of work. I guess he thought he'd start bartering his art. Yuck!! From Filly's like:


    "...Meyerle, 34, of Falls Township, is now charged with 195 crimes - most of them felony sexual assaults - involving 14 children. That number includes the 15-year-old he was already accused of attacking. Authorities said they are also looking into possible sex crimes against two adults...."


    An indiscriminate offender. I think that's supposed to be the most dangerous type--boys, girls, teens, and adults. His wife sat behind him in court.
     
  7. Missizzy

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    I always love it when the perp blames the victim and the victim's family. That always goes over real well with me:

    http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/cri...cle_7dce65ae-50d1-11e0-b007-00127992bc8b.html


    "...While he was being led away to jail, he told the newspaper: "There's nothing to back it up. This isn't the first time this family has accused me of doing some crazy stuff. So, in the end, we'll see who's guilty." He said he expected an apology when the ordeal is over...."

    more at link (plus some very interesting comments from a family member of the suspect)
     
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    Regardless of the comments about Meyerle's father at the link above, we need to be clear that the man who is jailed is Walter Frank Meyerle, aged 34. His father and grandfather have the same name but are 57 and 78. They also live near by. I see no Jr.'s or Sr.'s or II's or III's, though.
     
  9. Missizzy

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    Mighty nice truck for a guy who's unemployed:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000407801343&sk=info

    Listed as owner/artist of Mirror Image Tattoos in Croydon, PA since 1999. I also find a studio by that name in Hamilton, OH. That's over 500 miles from where Meyerle was arrested. I wonder if he got fired and why. I hope Hamilton, OH police are on this. Possibly, he also just happened to use the same name, though.
     
  10. Missizzy

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    Why so many home towns listed for Meyerle? I've seen at least four. Here's another article with some details I have not seen. About as low as it gets.....

    http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110513/NEWS/110519795/-1/rss01

    (A subscription site but you don't have to register to read a single article)

    "A southeastern Pennsylvania man accused of trading a tattoo for sex with an underage girl now faces sex charges involving more than a dozen other children as young as 4 years old, most of them the children of friends and girlfriends. Walter Meyerle, 34, of Falls, faces nearly 200 sex crime counts on allegations that he sexually assaulted two adults and 14 children..."

    and

    "....The assaults took place over the past 13 years and involved children ranging in age from 4 to 17 years old..."

    and

    "....This is not a scenario where all the victims knew one another," said Jennifer Schorn, chief of the major crimes division for the Bucks County District Attorney's Office. "What they describe is someone who was a master manipulator."

    and

    ".....The judge told him not to contact any of the victims from jail and asked the same of Meyerle's wife, who authorities said is under investigation as well...."

    and

    "....Investigators said Meyerle victimized the children of his friends and girlfriends, children who were vulnerable because their parents were drinking and taking drugs. Authorities say he sometimes lured younger victims with toys and gifts. In one case, prosecutors said, Meyerle molested the children of a family that moved in with him after their house burned down...."

    He sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl 10 times and made her watch pornographic movies, and also molested another girl, who was 4 or 5 years old, 50 or 60 times...."

    more at link
     
  11. Filly

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    Izzy,

    Those "towns" are all basically the same thing. Forgive me folks from Bucks County. Croydon, Bensalem, Bristol, Levittown are all basically right in the same place.

    I'd bet my house that the tattoo parlor in Ohio has absolutely nothing to do with the place this creeper worked at. Croydon had tattoo parlors before they became "fashionable". I'm gonna say all this guy's victims possibly know eachother especially any in Croydon. It's that kind of little unique place where generations of folks stay or they used to.

    If it's just me and the people I have known from Croydon I'd go as far to say that guy hasn't been further than Wildwood, New Jersey let alone Ohio. Then again someone in his family moved to Puerto Rico so ya never know.

    BTW, his wife is all of 17 years old if the local news got it correct.

    Creep. Wanted an apology. He believes himself.
     
  12. Missizzy

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    Thanks, Filly, for clearing up the home town issue. The thing that confuses me is that he's reported to be disabled and an "out of work tattoo artist". If he worked out of that snazzy truck, couldn't he have been tattooing as a free-lancer? Sure, he's out of work right now due to his vile acts but I'd sure like to know where he was working prior to getting caught.

    And he did work a "W" into his tattoo on at least one child.....for Walter.

    The guy didn't even use protection and got one poor young girl pregnant. He even taunted her about it. He's beyond the pale.
     
  13. Filly

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    Indeed beyond the pale. Lord knows what will come out in trial. I've been praying for those poor victims.

    O.K. lesson learned. Out of work and disabled means squat. I'm just surprised he wasn't collecting. I can only give case scenarios that I see daily and a for instance. For instance you're 25 years old. Your girlfriend ya met in rehab is the same. They hand out paperwork for Social Security Disability because Lord knows ya ain't "sane". Both of you now collect and then work under the table IF you're clean and sober. You may also sell any prescription medicine you get. BAM ya got a new truck and nice clothing. Don't forget food stamps. That's only one example and I use that because I've seen my neighbor doing that for the last five years. IF you're not clean and sober that disability money comes in handy for drugs.

    Getting fired from a tatto parlor can be for any reason, but I'd venture to guess he may have brought some minors around and whoever owns that place isn't needing trouble.

    The 17 year old wife is a killer. That's soooooooo young. She's being investigated as well. No doubt there's more than one young person with a lousey "W" inked on them somewhere.

    Remember "A cheap tattoo is bad. A bad tattoo is cheap".
     
  14. Missizzy

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    Mark my words. The defense will say that the disclosures were tainted due to media coverage. I've heard it before--oh have I. They'll argue that the child victims came forward for the "attention". I kid you not. If it weren't so sad, it would be laughable. There's even a female expert defense witness out there who testifies to this all the time. She swears that kids get a real thrill from this type of attention. Yes, she does. It's just so danged cool to be sexually abused, right?


    http://articles.philly.com/2011-05-14/news/29543319_1_child-abuse-assaults-jennifer-schorn/2

    "...Each of the 13 additional victims came forward independently, [Prosecutor, Jennifer] Schorn said, after reading or hearing of Meyerle's March arrest...."

    more at link (note this is from the 2nd page of an article, dated May 14, 2011)
     
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    And she's posting about him as recently as yesterday as if nothing happened!
    There are also photos of him with a child in her profile.
    :banghead:
     
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    He showed the girl pornography on his computer and the video game Grand Theft Auto 2, in which a character killed a prostitute and took her money. She said she was afraid Meyerle would kill her, too.

    Snipped from the above article:

    The attacks ended when she was 9. A friend persuaded her to tell her mother, who reported the situation to Bensalem police. But the detective failed to follow up that case or three others, including alleged assaults of the girl's half-sister and cousin, according to the account of Bensalem Detective Chris McMullin, one of the officers investigating Meyerle since last year.

    OMG, think of how many children may have been spared this 'mans' (and I use this term loosely is this case), abuse if LE would have acted more quickly.

    Thank you for putting this scum away so he is unable to hurt any one else. I hope he has a few cell mates along the way named Bubba!!!
     

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