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Registered Nurse Suspended After Charges of Child Rape

Washington -- The state Department of Health suspended the license of a Chelan County registered nurse after he was charged with raping a child. Charles White's license to practice was suspended today following a three-week review by Health officials. According to the ...
31 July 2014 I Read the full story

Inside the Minds of Pedophiles

Most people imagine pedophiles as ugly old men dressed in trench coats, hiding in the bushes, waiting to snatch young children off the street. However, recent television shows, such as To Catch a Predator, have exposed pedophiles as local neighbors, trusted ...
31 July 2014 I Read the full story

14-YO Girl Found Murdered

14-YO Armada, MI teen, April Millsap, killed while out walking her dog ARMADA, Michigan -Police say the body of 14-year-old girl, April Millsap, has been found in a wooded area near a recreational trail in the Macomb County village of Armada.  ...
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US Marshals Search for Rapist

Justin Richard Britton--who is charged with multiple counts of object sexual penetration of a child and indecent liberties with a child--did not appear at his court date, and is now considered a fugitive. His bond was set by Judge Jeffrey W. ...
30 July 2014 I Read the full story

Registered Nurse Suspended After Charges of Child Rape

July - 31 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Washington — The state Department of Health suspended the license of a Chelan County registered nurse after he was charged with raping a child. Charles White’s license to practice was suspended today following a three-week review by Health officials. According to the agency, White was arrested April 15 in Douglas County and the state Nursing Commission referred the case to the Department of Health on July 8.

Inside the Minds of Pedophiles

July - 31 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Most people imagine pedophiles as ugly old men dressed in trench coats, hiding in the bushes, waiting to snatch young children off the street. However, recent television shows, such as To Catch a Predator, have exposed pedophiles as local neighbors, trusted friends, clergy, babysitters, teachers, and even family members. Conceptions about pedophiles have been changing rapidly, and pedophilia has recently become a topic of increased awareness and concern. Not only do television shows expose pedophiles, but there are new sexual offender disclosure laws, websites that track convicted sexual offenders, and more investigations of pedophilia, especially after the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Yet children still remain vulnerable to sexual offenders regardless of their public facade. The increasing attention on pedophilia has caused many Americans to question what this disorder entails, its characteristics, and what type of treatment should be sought for abusers. What is pedophilia? Do people choose to be pedophiles or are they born that way? This post will address these questions.

Woman Sets Her Child Molesting Husband On Fire

July - 31 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

A burn victim in Washington state is now facing sex crime charges after his wife said she set him on fire for molesting her daughter, according to a report. Vincent Phillips, 52, who is in intensive care at a Harborview Medical Center, was expected to be charged with first-degree child molestation, local KOMO-TV reported. His wife, Tatanysha Hedman, said he assaulted her 7-year-old little girl.

Toddler Thrown, Killed From Moving Car

July - 31 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

A Florida man faces the death penalty after being convicted of killing his girlfriend’s baby in 2009 by throwing the three-month-old out of a moving car while speeding down a highway. Richard McTear, of Tampa, was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder and other charges related to the death of Emanuel Murray Jr. Prosecutors argued during the trial he killed the baby to spite his mother. McTear is believed by authorities to have taken the child on a drive after an argument with Jasmine Bedwell, 22, and tossed him out of the moving car. Blood stains were later found on McTear and in the vehicle, cops said.

Stepfather Sentenced to 27-Years for Killing Stepson

July - 30 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

A stepfather who killed his two-year-old stepson following years of abuse has been jailed for at least twenty years and six months. Gregory Wayne Hill, 40, pleaded guilty last year to murdering his stepson on March 3, 2008 while he was caring for little Jakob Brown at The Oaks in Sydney’s south west. During that day, the court heard Hill delivered the two savage blows that would kill the boy. The first attack ripped the two-year-old’s stomach wall and would have caused him ‘enormous pain’. But instead of seeking medical attention, Hill watched the boy’s suffering for hours before delivering the fatal blow to his head. The boy was pronounced dead on arrival at Campbelltown Hospital. In sentencing Hill to a maximum of 27 years and 6 months at the Supreme Court on Thursday, Justice Geoffrey Bellew said the 40-year-old had shown a ‘callous disregard’ for the boy.

Man Who Raped Mother, 8-YO At Knifepoint Finally Captured

July - 30 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

A man accused of raping a mother and her 8-year-old daughter at knife-point in Alabama is behind bars after leading law-enforcement officials on a four-day manhunt. David Pitts, 44, had been on the run from Ozark since Thursday, when he was accused of raping a 30-year-old woman at gunpoint and making her daughter watch. He then allegedly assaulted the little girl in front of her mother. Pitts was arrested without incident at Bethesda Hospital East after the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that he was being treated there.

Prison Letter From A Convicted Child Molester

July - 30 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Editor’s Note: This material was sent to us from a prison from a convicted child molester. As Editor, I have chosen to publish it, without any editing, to offer an opening to others to understand something more about those who sexually abuse children. Whatever a reader may think of the content of the material, it is an effort by a child molester to produce a primary prevention approach.

New Bill Requires Current Photos Of Sex Offenders On Registry

July - 30 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma mother is now pushing to make a change with the state’s Sex Offender Registry. She says the pictures on the website are so old you can’t recognize the people who could be a danger in your neighborhood. Now lawmakers are getting involved. The bill is basically the same as the current Sex Offenders Registration Act. The only change is instead saying law enforcement “may” take a photo each time, it says they “shall”.

Abandoned Baby Found by Dog Walkers

July - 30 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

NEWAYGO COUNTY, MI – A black Labrador mix named Bobby had a hand in finding a naked newborn girl – just hours old – who had been left under a satellite dish on the side of a dirt road Monday morning, said Jeff Kopp of White Cloud. Police were called to the a short distance away from Kopp’s home in the 500 block of West Marion Avenue in White Cloud on Monday after he found the baby while heading out to walk his daughter’s dog, he said. The infant had some scrapes and was taken to Gerber Memorial Hospital in Fremont, said Newaygo Sheriff’s Department Lt. Chad Palmiter.

US Marshals Search for Rapist

July - 30 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Justin Richard Britton–who is charged with multiple counts of object sexual penetration of a child and indecent liberties with a child–did not appear at his court date, and is now considered a fugitive. His bond was set by Judge Jeffrey W. Parker, and Lt. James Hartman of the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office stresses that the sheriff’s office does not have any influence on who they detain.

Protect Your Child From Abuse

July - 28 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Children depend on many adults as they grow up. Parents, relatives, teachers and child care workers all provide children with love, support and guidance. No one wants to see children grow up with fear, anger or neglect. But no one is born knowing how to care for children. Sometimes we make mistakes that hurt them. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, a relative or a caregiver, you can make a difference and help the children you love grow up in a caring, loving environment. Adults don’t have to be perfect, just willing to listen, learn, grow and change.

Family Slaying Kills Five

July - 28 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

An apparent murder-?suicide that left a father, mother and their three young children dead in a Saco, Maine, apartment rattled the quiet city and shocked friends who said the family patriarch was friendly and outgoing. This afternoon police said they are looking at Joel Smith, 33, the father and husband, as the cause of the horrific slaying. Killed were his wife, Heather Smith, 35, and their three children — 12-year-old Jason Montez, 7-year-old Noah Montez and 4-year-old Lily Smith. “It appears they were sleeping,” Saco Police Sgt. Chris Harriman said of the victims, who were killed in the master bedroom and a child’s room with a shotgun.

Man Sentenced to 20-Years for Child Rape

July - 28 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas — A Baxter County judge has sentenced a Cotter man to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl. The Baxter Bulletin reported that 63-year-old William Bardin was sentenced Thursday. Bardin pleaded guilty in June to repeatedly raping a girl under the age of 14 over several years.

Child Rape Fugitive Found, Arrested

July - 28 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

MURFREESBORO, TN – A Lebanon man facing more than three dozen sexual offense charges is in custody after four years as a fugitive Friday in Rutherford County, according to an official. Stephen Beck, 43, was charged with three counts of raping a child Sept. 10, 2010 in Rutherford County Circuit Court, according to a media release. Beck was also wanted for nine counts of rape of a child, 16 counts of rape and 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in neighboring Wilson County. Beck was released on $1 million bond after he was charged, but he failed to return on his next court date, according to the release.

House Clears Legislation for the Victims of Child Abuse Act

July - 28 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

The House on Monday cleared legislation to reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act for the president’s signature. Passed by voice vote, the measure, S. 1799, would authorize $15 million annually through fiscal 2018 for child abuse prevention programs, including grants to train attorney prosecuting cases and develop investigations.

Shocking Abuse Caught on Children’s Nursery Camera

July - 28 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Horrified parents allegedly witnessed children as young as five being beaten in an unlicensed Romanian kindergarten after staff forgot to turn off CCTV cameras. Staff at the Little Kingdom nursery, in the Black Sea city of Constanta, used to leave cameras on each morning from 9am until 12noon so parents could watch their children playing and in lessons. The cameras were usually switched off at midday when the children were expected to go to sleep. But police and social workers investigating the incident say a parent who logged on after that time one day at the end of last year noticed the cameras were still running, and was shocked to see children allegedly being shouted at and abused.

Man Pleads Guilty to 213 Counts of Child Rape

July - 26 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

BELLEFONTE — A Pleasant Gap man has agreed to a plea that could mean several decades behind bars for raping two children. Eric Todd Crader, 33, accepted the arrangement with the Centre County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday, pleading guilty to 213 counts of rape of a child. He also entered a guilty plea for a separate marijuana possession charge for drugs found when he was arrested. Crader was charged with a total of 1,278 counts in connection with the case, including an additional 213 counts each of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, indecent assault of a child, sexual assault and indecent assault of a person under 13.

Damian Sutton’s Killer Sentenced to LIFE In Prison

July - 26 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

MICHIGAN – A man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his girlfriend’s two-year-old son to death. Ronald Dimambro Jr., from Washington Township, Michigan, was convicted in June of first-degree murder and first-degree child abuse for breaking Damian Sutton’s skull in August last year. Before the sentencing on Thursday, Damian’s distraught mother, Nicole, called her ex-boyfriend a ‘demon’ and an ‘evil monster’ for how he had treated her son, who died six days after he was beaten. ‘Damian is getting his justice today,’ she said as she held on to her son’s blue blanket, the Detroit Free-Press reported.

Back-to-School Safety Tips

July - 26 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

It’s hard to believe until you enter any store–school is almost back in session! And while most parents keep a close eye on back-to-school sales, and tax-free holidays, it’s also a good time to refresh yourself on how to keep your children safe!

Father, Stepmother Starve 10-YO Son to Death

July - 26 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Johnathan Ramsey, 10, dropped from 90 to 60 pounds before he died trying to survive on a restricted diet of bread and water. The diet was enforced by the boy’s father Aaron Ramsey and stepmother Elizabeth Ramsey, who kept him locked in a bedroom in their Dallas, Texas home. Dallas County District Attorney, Eren Price, said Johnathan’s parents confessed to letting Johnathan starve to death, and his father eventually led police to the boy’s body.

14-YO Girl Found Murdered

July - 26 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

ARMADA, Michigan -Police say the body of 14-year-old girl, April Millsap, has been found in a wooded area near a recreational trail in the Macomb County village of Armada. Police say her death has been ruled a homicide. Armada Police Chief Howard Smith says April took the family dog for a walk on the Macomb Orchard Trail around dinner time on Thursday. Around 8:20 p.m., two people walking on the trail were led by April’s dog to her body. Police say the dog stayed over April, wandering back and forth to the path, seemingly looking for help. Her body was 15 to 20 feet off the trail.

National Manhunt for Predator

July - 25 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Respond

Kevin Patrick Stoeser is a Fort Hood soldier turned convicted child predator — and he’s part of the U.S. Marshals Service top 15 most wanted. He’s on the run, but in the last few days he’s been spotted at least a dozen times in Leander. Now, group of neighbors are helping track him down. The last time anyone officially saw Stoeser was at a Del Valle treatment house right before he escaped through an emergency exit. So to help catch this fugitive the community has been fighting back by posting his photos on every window they can find.

Children Abusing Other Children

July - 22 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

A unique insight into why young children sexually abuse other children is to be revealed in a ground-breaking study. The research, which has yet to be formally published, was on boys aged 10 or under who have molested siblings, classmates, or friends. It found that they are invariably born into families in which abuse, violence and neglect has become routine over several generations. The peer-reviewed study found that the boys were unable to form healthy relationships as a result of neglectful and hostile parenting. Even before starting school, they were anxious, angry and detached; bed-wetting, nightmares, self-harm and eating problems were common.

Former Child Bride Tells of Abuse by Father and Husband

July - 22 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

With her dark hair neatly pinned back, glamorous sense of style and remarkably unlined skin, Gabriella Gillespie, 50, looks every inch the professional mother-of-five. But her immaculate looks conceal a dark secret, for unlike her neighbours in the quiet Bristol suburb that she calls home, Gabriella is a former child bride. Now, more than 20 years after escaping her violent rapist husband, she has written a memoir in the hopes that telling her story will help prevent other girls from going through the same trauma.

Missionary Sexually Abused Orphans in Kenya

July - 22 - 2014 Reporter: Sandra Comments Off

A 19-year-old missionary from Oklahoma sexually abused up to ten African orphans – some as young as four years old – while volunteering at the shelter where they lived in Nairobi, Kenya, according to federal charges filed against him. Matthew Lane Durham was arrested last Thursday at his parents’ home in Edmond, Oklahoma, after he fled Kenya when he was confronted with the sex abuse allegations. The founder of Upendo Children’s Home, Eunice Menja, told the FBI that Durham admitted to assaulting between four and ten children, aged four to ten – including one who is HIV-positive – while volunteering at the orphanage between April and June of this year. He allegedly wrote out a sickening confession for Mrs Menja in which he detailed horrific acts of sexual abuse against both boys and girls. According to court documents, he admitted in the written confession that he raped at least three children and forced others to watch the sex abuse.

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