BRATTLEBORO -- A man who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography was recently released into the Brattleboro community.
According to the Vermont Crime Information Center, Ronald E. Frohock, 71, formerly of Rockingham, now lives in Brattleboro. He is rated a "presumed high risk."
In 2005, Frohock was sentenced in a federal court after he pleaded guilty to possessing more than 55,000 digital photographs and 1,000 videos depicting child pornography. Frohock was convicted of several sex offenses in New Hampshire in the 1970s.
"In the view of his several child sex abuse convictions ... and his recent heavy use of a computer and the Internet to distribute child pornography, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that he is a hard-core pedophile," stated U.S. Attorney William Darrow Darrow in court documents filed in 2005.
Frohock is now on three years of supervised release and has been ordered to undergo sex offender/mental health assessment and treatment and is prohibited from possessing any pornographic material. He also is subject to periodic unannounced examinations, installation of monitoring equipment on his computer, and a monthly record of computer use and bills. He also is forbidden from associating with any person under the age of 18 and cannot loiter near places frequented by children.
Sex offender notifications are available to the public. To receive notifications, visit icrimewatch.net.
-- On April 21, the Vermont State Police began an investigation into a burglary at a home on Miller Road that occurred sometime during the first two weeks of April. Alcohol and money were stolen. Anyone who might have information is urged to call Senior Trooper Paul Dean at 802-875-2112.
-- On April 12, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Shin La Restaurant on Main Street for the report of an unwanted person. Following an investigation, Michael Waller, 66, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited with disorderly conduct.
-- On April 20, the Brattleboro Police Department arrested Angel Figueroa, 24, of Brattleboro, for driving with a criminally suspended license. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- On April 20, the Brattleboro Police Department arrested William Guidry, 55, of Brattleboro, and cited him with unlawful trespass. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- On April 20, the Brattleboro Police Department took into custody Joseph A. Lemieux III, 28, of Brattleboro, on an active arrest warrant. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- On April 22, the Brattleboro Police Department and the Vermont Department of Children and Family Services initiated a child abuse investigation. As a result, Jessica Stearns, 31, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited with domestic assault. She appeared in court on April 23 for her arraignment.
-- On April 22, at approximately 6 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a residence on Valley Cemetery Road for the report that William Garrow, 51, of Athens, had violated a relief from abuse order the previous day. As a result, Garrow was ordered to appear in court at a later date.
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