Donald W. Rager, 41, was a part-time police officer in Gurnee, Ill., and owner of a security business, Millcreek Protection Service, in Grayslake, Ill. He was also a former president of the Fraternal Order of Police and his entire life was devoted to protecting the safety of others.
This sick piece of dogsh*t also traveled to four different states, over a two-year period, to rape 14 male victims between the ages of 14 and 16.
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Rampant predator gets 31 years in federal prison
By Trish Mehaffey
CEDAR RAPIDS One of the most prolific sexual predators charged in Iowa was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 31 years and one month in federal prison.
Donald W. Rager, 41, a former part-time Gurnee, Ill., police officer, sexually abused 14 male victims between the ages of 14 and 16 in four different states over a two-year period, according to federal prosecutors. His activities also led to the arrest of four men in England, prosecutors said.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Deegan said Rager contacted and groomed his victims via the Internet through chat rooms and instant messages, and also had physical contact with some of them.
Rager produced video recordings of multiple sexual sessions with the victims, prosecutors say. Many of the victims were abused as many as 10 times during a session.
Rager pleaded guilty in June 2007 to interstate travel with intent to engage in illicit sex with a minor, production of child pornography and interstate transportation of child pornography.
Police captured Rager a year after he met a 13-year-old Dubuque boy through an Internet chat room and persuaded the boy to meet him at a city mall on Feb. 12, 2006. Rager then took him to a motel where he had set up a video camera to record the sexual abuse. The boy returned to the mall, and Rager took the videotape to Illinois with him.
Deegan said the boy told his mother about the incident and she reported it to the Dubuque police in April 2007. Undercover police posing as the boy made plans to meet Rager again at the same mall. Rager was arrested May 18 when he arrived.
The videotape of the Dubuque boy’s abuse also contained two additional videos of Rager molesting minor boys, Deegan said. The images on Rager’s confiscated computer included some that portrayed sadistic sexual conduct and other violence.
Deegan said investigators also discovered Rager traveled to Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin where he sexually abused 13 other boys.
Through this investigation police also helped law enforcement in London, England, arrest four other sexual predators, Deegan said. A man in London sexually abused a 10-year-old boy while Rager watched it live by webcam. Rager gave police information that led to the arrest of the London man.
The trading or sharing of pornography or exploits is common behavior for sexual predators, U.S. Attorney Matt Dummermuth said.
“The sadistic child pornography or prepubescent minor material they are looking for isn’t available on a Web site, so they trade or share with others,” he said after the sentencing.
Anne Laverty of Cedar Rapids, Rager’s defense attorney, declined to comment.
Rager told federal Chief Judge Linda Reade before she sentenced him that he didn’t know how he had became the man who committed such crimes.
Rager said he was a former president of the Fraternal Order of Police and his entire life was devoted to protecting the safety of others. He was a part-time police officer in Gurnee, Ill., and owner of a security business, Millcreek Protection Service, in Grayslake, Ill.
He told Reade he’d had personal and professional setbacks in his life that caused him emotional stress and led to his crimes. But he said that was background information for the judge, not an excuse.
What were these parents doing while their young boys were being groomed? Grooming takes time. It’s not an overnight thing. Why hadn’t the parents ever clued in on what was happening? What is your excuse for not protecting your teenage son? This is the prime situation where monitoring software like PC Pandora could have prevented such disgusting crimes…