Last summer, two county employees in Butte, Montana found themselves in trouble for having a local paranormal team set up a camera in a government building in an attempt to catch a ghost. The employees were reprimanded for the incident, but as it turns out, there is much more to the story. The paranormal investigator that runs the team is a registered sex offender, a Paranormal Examiner reader reported today.
Lead investigator Johnny Demuary of the Butte Paranormal Investigative Team is a convicted sex offender. The 35-year-old was convicted of sexual assault and sexual intercourse without consent with a minor over fifteen years ago. Demuary's victim was a 14-year-old girl.
Demuary founded the Butte Paranormal Investigative Team on February 2011. According to his Facebook page for the group, he joins fellow members in helping citizens of Butte by going into their homes and businesses to investigate claims of paranormal activity.
"We are a group in Butte, Montana dedicated to researching hauntings and other paranormal occurrences. We are here to help people that are afraid of or are unsure of strange occurrences in their homes or place of business," the description of Demuary's Facebook page reads.
Facebook has strict rules that prohibits sex offenders from using the social networking site. But Demuary doesn't seem to care about those rules because he has multiple Facebook pages and accounts.
"Convicted sex offenders are not allowed to use Facebook. If you've encountered an account that may belong to a convicted sex offender, please report the account to us. Please make sure you provide one of the following with your report: A link to a listing in a national sex offender registry, a link to an online news article, a link to a court document, or a documentation verifying the report attached to the sex offender report form. If you aren't able to include this with your report, we recommend that you ask a local law enforcement representative to contact us so we can take action on your report. Once we're able to verify someone's status as a sex offender, we immediately disable their account and remove all the information associated with it from Facebook," Facebook's terms of service states.
Demuary and his team have an upcoming public event scheduled for October 17. According to the event's description, cast members from "Haunted Collector" will be attending.
"This will be a two day event that brings people together to not only discover the existence of spirits but also the fundamental History behind it all. Joining us will be Jesslyn Brown and Brian J. Cano both from the hit Sci-Fi reality show Haunted Collector! And the Famous Paranormal Author Ellen Baumler! This event will consist of a kick off dinner at the Derby Steak house and then finish the night with several investigations in Buttes most haunted places. We will have different work shops that consist of learning how the equipment works, different evidence collected by different people, a little tipsy history with our own Mr. Chris Fisk. We will be stationed at the Head Frames here in Butte. If interested please contact me via face book to purchase your ticket, we hope to be sold out by August 1, 2014!"
Demuary uses multiple aliases. He has gone by John Brown, John Demuary, John Demaury, John Baptist
Demoury, John Babtist Demuary, John Baptise Lord, and other names.
To report Johnny Demuary for violation of Facebook's terms of services, sign into Facebook, and click on the Report a Violation link and enter the following URLs: https://www.facebook.com/johnny.demaury and https://www.facebook.com/buttePIT
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