Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Serial sex offender caught with kids

From NY1:

Joseph Denice, 24, was a volunteer religious instructor at the Saint Mel School in Flushing.

He allegedly used Facebook to contact a minor, which is against school policy.

The child's parent contacted school officials on December 31 about the alleged contact, and Denice was let go on Monday.

The Queens district attorney's office says Denice is a registered level-one sex offender who now lives on 15th Avenue in Whitestone.

Officials say he spent six months in prison in June for sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy between July to September 2009. The victim was in the afterschool program where Denice worked.

According to the district attorney, Denice forged letters from judges saying the boy had to have a "body scan" as part of an investigation by the Administration for Children's Services. Denice then performed several "body scans," which involved sexually touching the boy.

The Brooklyn Diocese said every volunteer goes through intensive training and a background check, and a diocese representative said a check was done on Denice in 2005.

However, no background check was made when Denice recently returned from prison.


NY1 also reported: According to the Brooklyn Diocese, Denice also volunteered at St. Kevin School in Flushing and St. Luke's in Whitestone. It was at St. Luke's where was asked to leave because parents became uncomfortable with how familiar he was with the students.

In addition to this, I received an e-mail from a reader who said Denice had also worked at World of Discovery Camp in Bayside and an afterschool program at IS25. But that hasn't been reported. Until now, anyway.

"He was part of the after school for 3 years and counselor at the camp for 7." - anonymous

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sick!

Anonymous said...

SICK .

Anonymous said...

He needs to explore the bottom of the East River while wearing cement galoshes.

Anonymous said...

cut his testies off.

Anonymous said...

Maspeth Mom says....

The Virtus program that the Diocese has instituted is not helpful, unless others who are working with the kids speak up.
The program is about teaching teachers and volunteers to be aware of how molesters use their knowledge of kids to isolate them in an area and then abuse them. It also teaches you to never let yourself be alone with children in order to protect yourself!!!
Where were the other people who work at the after school center????

If no one else is watching or willing to speak up its not going to work.

Anonymous said...

The pope is a fag pimp.

Anonymous said...

kid looks like a Guido.

Anonymous said...

All of these schools are near each other. Why didn't St Lukes inform St Mel's and other schools in the area about this creep. They failed the parents and the children. The Diocese says they put volunteers and employees through a background check.
Well if that's true his prints would have came up in the systems.
I volunteered as a mentor years ago for H.S students. The first thing that I had to do was have my prints taken and put in the system and checked. I don't believe the Diocese did this to this person. They will take anyone, as we can see. They're not very picky . They owe the parents more than just weak press statement.

Anonymous said...

Was he working there when Capua was there? St. Lukes that is, if so it would explain the "background check".

Anyway if he has worked in all of these places so close to each other, why cant someone from the neighborhood find the peice of shit?

What does his looking like a "Guido" have anyting to do with anything? and what exactly do you mean by "Guido"?

Helen said...

What kind of "judge" do we have here in Queens who would sentence someone like this deviate for six months (!) for violating a 12-year old??? This is an outrage.

Parents can't just allow anyone to "babysit" their children at any age. Get involved with your own parish council or volunteer for yourself and your child.

Anonymous said...

Free saltpeter for life..or castration,take your pick,scumbag.

Anonymous said...

Mapeth Mom says...

Be especially aware of volunteers who have no children in the program for which they are volunteering - thats the first sign they are up to no good. Saw it first hand at St Stans-scary how close these people can get to kids under the guise of volunteering!!!

Danny S said...

Happens all the time: Here in Da Bronx too:
http://www.facebook.com/Recoveredalcoholic#!/note.php?note_id=480841039521

Babs said...

"All of these schools are near each other. Why didn't St Lukes inform St Mel's and other schools in the area about this creep. They failed the parents and the children."

Within BLOCKS . . .!

If this is true, I can believe that they feared losing students - their tuition specifically!

Horrific - sad to read this.

Anonymous said...

Hey Babs..it's true you can walk from one to another , they're all in the same area. Your right , it was about the money.

Anonymous said...

Wow i went to elementary school with this kid!!!

Helen said...

Babs ~

A "religious instructor" probably isn't a full-time job and "tuition" isn't involved here. It's more than likely that religious instructions take place on weekends. Am not familiar with either of these schools but this is usually why volunteers are necessary since few people like to work on Saturday.

On the other hand, what kind of "justice" do we have in Queens??? Leave it to a "liberal" judge to wreck what was probably some Fine Police Work and THAT's a travesty.

Anonymous said...

Wow! This guy is sick, but what is even worse is that nobody at any school or World of Discovery Day Camp noticed that they had a sex offender amongst their staff. What happened to doing background checks and checking with previous employers. Guess they just hire anyone. A true disgrace.

Anonymous said...

Sick is not the word for this perv - he has now stolen money from the St.Mel's parish - what else will be coming out ?

Anonymous said...

Holy Shit. I knew this guy. I worked as a lifeguard at North Flushing Swim Club, which the World of Discovery Day Camp used. He seemed like a decent guy, I never would have expected this.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God. I go to World of Discovery Day Camp and he works at the pool club we go to. I see him all the time and he always says hi to me but I never knew of this. Whats's sick is that it's a POOL CLUB- with children in their bathing suits. What a bastard...

Anonymous said...

What's sick is that these predators, the worst kind, AND WILL NEVER BE "CURED " have more rights and are protected more than the victims. They destroy young lives, mothers, fathers ect. And get a slap on the wrist. After their BRIEF stay in prison, they have more rights then the people who's lives they destroyed FOREVER!!! And if you spread their pic around with the disgusting, violating crime they commited., your the one in trouble!!!! You now violated this perps "rights "!!! Forget protecting our children, communities, schools. Our liberal society feels some vilal child predator should come first. They get off on some BS technicallity, knowing they are 100% guilty. Cops protecting our communities are viewed by society as a threat & more dangerous than these monsters!!! Society gives them the benefit of the doubt more than law enforcement!!!! They have the highest rate of being repeat offenders, AND AGAINST OUR CHILDREN!!!!! Yet these savages are set free after serving a prison sentence, like they shop lifted!!! The most vilal crime committed & such a light penalty. Don't be shocked this savage did 6 months & was back on the hunt!!! This is common for these predators!! Thank a liberal society & judge, ask the judge would he/she hand down 6 months if it was their grandson?????? Don't blame one another, work together as a community, learn from this, keep each other informed!! Justice is a loose term. Let's rely on each other & our local law enforcement!! The robes don't care. As well as the bleeding heart liberals, who believe these savages should have rights!!!! Its working out well so far!! I invite them to spend a day, hell an hour w/ these perps & then tell me what they "deserve to be treated " like!!!

Anonymous said...

The worse part of this entire story is that one of the entities involved, the World of Discovery Camp, in Bayside, with a swim club in Flushing NEVER contacted any parent to warn them that he was an employee. This monster could have and probably did assault others, but we will never know until they come forward. This monster destroyed the life of a child, no punishment is harsh enough. WOD directors and assistant directors are educators, some work for the Department of Education they should have known. If they really cared about children as their website cites, they would have done everything to ensure that there are not others that have been harmed.

Anonymous said...

How can these organizations allow this to happen, no background checks? Allowing a sex offender to work with children within the confines of day camps and schools. I wonder how many more of these type are lurking. These organizations need to be penalized.

Anonymous said...

Many parents have written to state the parents of the child must have done something wrong, they did not believe anything like this could happen at this wonderful camp, why because it was run by teachers, principals, educators? Guess what this place is a haven for monsters. Please check the following: nypost.com/tag/james-rampulla-jr/
New York Post. There is a connections, some of you parents don't want to face it and rather blame the parents than rock the boat. If it were your child...what would you do?

Anonymous said...

The church has 0 tolerance now. What about public employees or volunteers? I guess more has to happen before it stops.