People of the State of California vs Anton W. Hein

San Bernadino Country Superior and Municipal Court District

Declaration by Defendant and Court Re Findings Re Plea of Guilty

Division of California/May 13, 1995

See scanned document (three pages)

The scanned document (three pages) linked from this page is the original plea agreement initialed and signed by Anton W. Hein, the founder and person responsible for the websites Apologetics Index, Religion News Blog, Cult, Cult FAQ. Hein is also the leader of a small group he calls a "house church" in Amsterdam.

Anton Hein plead guilty to a "lewd act upon a child," his 13-year-old niece. Hein is a wanted fugitive in the United States with a felony warrant issued for his immediate arrest.

The court apparently considered Anton Hein a threat to the safety of his niece and her family. In the plea agreement executed July 22, 1994 one of the conditions for Anton Hein's release before sentencing was that he agree to "NO CONTACT, EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, WITH THE VICTIM AND VICTIM'S FAMILY" (original emphasis).

It must be noted that Anton Hein voluntarily admitted his crime, as can be seen by a review of the original document he personally initialed and signed acknowledging this fact. Anton Hein confirmed that he "read the above agreement and that [he] understood its provisions." Anton Hein admitted that he committed a very serious sex crime as cited in this document. There can be no doubt whatsoever that Hein understood the nature and gravity of his crime, which he admitted publicly through this agreement filed by the court.

According to the court document Anton Hein was married to Donna Hein. However, this marriage would soon end in divorce. The couple once lived in San Diego, California. It seems that Hein lived in the United States for more than a decade before becoming a convicted felon and registered sex offender.

Anton Hein, would serve a prison sentence as punishment for his crime and he was later released on probation. However, Hein violated the terms and conditions of his probation, which was revoked, by leaving the country and a warrant was subsequently issued by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department for his immediate arrest.

The warrant for the arrest of Anton Hein can be confirmed by visiting the San Diego Sheriff's Department website and entering the name Anton Willem Hein. A record will appear confirming his felony warrant status and date of birth (8-14-1957).

Anton Hein remains a wanted criminal and fugitive residing in Amsterdam. Hein runs his various websites from the Netherlands.

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