According to official reports, Officer Sean Jarvis of the Raymond Police Department responded to the 911 call of Elise Ganino who reported that her husband had been observed masturbating in front of his stepdaughter's face. Ganino was no longer at the residence.
"Officer Jarvis conducted a thorough investigation and his tenacity in investigating and interviewing Mr. Ganino was what really enabled a conviction in this case,” said Pacific County Chief Prosecutor Mark McClain, who prosecuted the case. “Officer Jarvis is to be commended on his efforts for this victim and our community.
“Once sentenced, Mr. Ganino will not be eligible for release from prison until the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board approves release, which could be up to life, and, once released, Mr. Ganino will be supervised by the Department of Corrections for life, as well as being required to register as a sex offender for life," McClain added.
"The victim, and her family, were supportive of the plea and thankful that we were able to secure a conviction without a trial, something that was entirely the byproduct of Officer Jarvis' efforts," McClain said.
Ganino’s original charge was Child Molestation in the First Degree and his bail remains at $1 million.
Ganino's sentencing is scheduled for July 12th at 1:30 p.m. in Pacific County Superior Court.
- In another rape arrest, Carl Wayne Jones, 35, was arrested for Rape in the Second Degree with bail set at $100,000. Raymond Police Chief Chuck Spoor arrested Jones.
- Peter F. Keller, 19, was arrested for Rape of a Child in the Third Degree. Deputy Biggs arrested Keller.
- Paul Andrew Martin, 27, was arrested on six charges, including unlawful imprisonment, criminal intent, three outstanding warrants for failure to comply, and Obstructing a Public Servant. Martin, who was arrested by South Bend Police Officer Spencer, had his bail set at $115,000.
- Steve Denzel Ostrander, 47, was arrested for Intimidating with Explosives, Reckless Endagerment, Criminal Intent, and Obstructing a Public Servant. Ostrander’s bail was set at $100,000. Deputy Davis arrested him.
- Jay Robert Cox, 34, was arrested on eight charges, including Eluding a Police Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, two outstanding warrants for Failure to Comply, was ordered held for another agency, Criminal Intent, and Driving with a Suspended License in the Third Degree. Cox was arrested by the Long Beach Police Dept. His bail was set at $295,000.
- The Pacific County Drug Task Force participated in a methamphetamine raid near Randle that arrested seven people for delivery of the drug.
“We’ve been doing really good with the drug task force,” Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson told the Herald. “We’ve made some really aggressive enforcement here. I’ve been really happy. We work really (well) with Lewis County and Mason County. Everybody is so shorthanded; it’s just how we have to operate.” Johnson just got back from a trip to Little Rock, Arkansas for a week’s worth of training with the FBI Criminal Justice System Institute World Class instructors. Johnson said he learned about personnel management and, “how to be an effective leader.”
- Rafael James Acosta, 25, was arrested for Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, and Possession of Stolen Property in the Second Degree.
* Glenna Ann Brock, 44, was arrested on seven counts of unlawful possession of a firearm with bail set at $75,000. Brock was arrested by Deputy Biggs.
* Denise Marie Christianson, 47, was arrested on seven drug charges, including three counts of delivery of a controlled substance, three counts of unlawful use of drugs and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Christianson’s bail was set at $50,000 and Deputy Clark arrested her.
* David Ryan Huff, 33, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and had his bail set at $50 grand. Huff was arrested by the Dept. of Corrections.
* Justin Bernard Krahn, 40, was arrested for Assault in the Fourth Degree and Theft in the Second Degree. Krahn’s bail was set at $50,000. Deputy Biggs arrested him.
* Michael Lee Willeford, 34, was arrested for harassment and Disorderly Conduct with bail set at $20 grand. Raymond Police Officer Verboomen arrested Willeford.