OHIO -TWO WOMEN TAKE THE STAND AND FIGHT BACK AGAINST A MAN THEY SAY TRIED TO RAPE A 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL. NOW THEY ARE SHARING THEIR STORY, AND THEY HAVE A WARNING FOR ALL PARENTS OUT THERE. THIS HAPPENED IN EVANSTON, OHIO IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM OF AN APARTMENT BUILDING.
BURLINGTON, Vermont —Two women filed lawsuits Tuesday in state and federal courts alleging they were sexually abused as youngsters by an authority figure at their Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Bellows Falls in the mid-1990s, and claiming church elders did nothing to stop it. The litigation, announced in Burlington, involves sisters Miranda and Annessa Lewis. Miranda Lewis, now 23, appeared with her mother, Marina Mauvoleon-Folsom, and lawyers Irwin Zalkin and Jerome O’Neill at a news conference. Lewis said she was 4 years old when she was first molested and fondled by Norton True, a “ministerial servant” in the congregation. Zalkin said that position is one approved by church elders.
Attorney General Eric Holder ripped technology companies Tuesday that he said are “thwarting” the federal government’s ability to stop child abuse, just days after Apple and Google announced new security measures that would prevent the companies from giving authorities data on users. “We would hope that technology companies would be willing to work with us to ensure that law enforcement retains the ability, with court-authorization, to lawfully obtain information in the course of an investigation, such as catching kidnappers and sexual predators,” Holder said at a Washington conference of the Global Alliance Conference Against Child Abuse Online. “It is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job while still adequately protecting personal privacy. When a child is in danger, law enforcement needs to be able to take every legally available step to quickly find and protect the child and to stop those that abuse children. It is worrisome to see companies thwarting our ability to do so.”
A child rapist who filmed himself sexually abusing a baby girl was caught after new owners of his home found child pornography he left behind during the move. The new owners of his home were quick to tip off police when they re-decorated the home and found a disc hidden behind kitchen units at the Frinton, Essex, property. Martin Hunt, 24, was eventually tracked down when police happened to find indecent images at another pedophile’s house in Kent and a trail of emails linking Hunt to the abuse.
This is the dramatic moment a self-styled ‘pedophile hunter’ confronted a potential sex attacker who he had lured to a house by posing as a child online. Vigilante Stinson Hunter, who is based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, works with his team to entrap internet perverts – including soldiers, teachers and solicitors – by posing as underage boys and girls. In this dramatic clip, undercover vigilantes from Hunter’s team were seen poised for action with a camera while they waited for one of the suspects. When the man walked in, one of the vigilantes asked the suspect to explain himself, before starting to click away with his camera in a bid to expose him.
Alabama authorities are asking for the public’s help to find two 14-year-old girls who disappeared early Sunday morning. The girls, Kyndell “Brooke” East and Jana Lynn Cowan, were having a sleepover at Jana’s house Saturday evening and were last seen at approximately 2:00 a.m. at the Peach Park off Interstate-65 in Clanton. According to reports, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office has been working non-stop searching for the missing teens.
A 20-year-old Colorado woman is behind bars in connection with the death of her 11-month-old foster daughter. Sydney Danielle White is charged with child abuse resulting in death. She’s being held at the Mesa County Jail on a $100,000 bond. The victim, Angel Lane Place, was airlifted from St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction to the Denver Children’s Hospital on September 16 with severe head trauma. The child died after being taken off life support the next day.
A 27-year-old man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting and murdering a 10-month-old boy in Western Australia’s north. The child’s family welcomed the verdict but said his death could have been avoided if police had acted more quickly when his abduction was first reported. Police have confirmed an internal investigation into complaints by the family is being conducted. Mervyn Bell was alone with the child for 15 hours after taking him from his grandfather’s home in Broome and driving about 1,000 kilometres west, Perth Supreme Court was told.
A Braham day care was shut down Aug. 14 immediately following allegations that rape and sexual abuse of young girls had occurred there. Kathryn Bakke Family Child Care is a day care based in the home of Kathryn Bakke and her husband, Byron Douglas Bakke, which was licensed to care for a maximum of 12 children. The facility’s child care license was immediately temporarily suspended by the Department of Human Services after Byron, 73, was charged with five felony charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and four felony burglary charges. Byron was jailed Aug. 12, charged Aug. 14 and is currently in custody at the Kanabec County Jail.
SOUTHBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Children were kept indoors for lunch, physical education and recess in the Southbridge schools as a precaution Friday as authorities searched for a man accused of child rape. Police say a child-rape suspect who became a fugitive after cutting off his court-ordered GPS device returned home to Massachusetts briefly and assaulted a relative before grabbing a gun. Greg Lewis, 26, of Southbridge, has been on the run since Sept. 15, according to police, but he returned to his parents’ home Thursday afternoon.
Their history with Clark County Child Protective Services stretches back to 2008. Las Vegas parents Donald E. Brown and Melissa D. Lawrence received 10 visits from CPS staff investigating allegations of possible neglect or abuse reported to the county’s child abuse hotline from 2008 to 2012, according to police and court records. CPS, part of the Department of Family Services, investigated the welfare of one of Melissa’s daughters, who had injuries that included black eyes, bruises and a chipped tooth during that four-year period, court records show. Court records also show the agency was aware during a 2010 investigation that Brown, 51, already had a criminal conviction in the death of another child. In 1984, he was convicted in California on a charge of manslaughter after his daughter died of multiple skull fractures, according to Clark County District Court records.
HACKENSACK, N.J. — In study after study, as many as 8 out of 10 adults in America say that spanking is an appropriate form of discipline.?What the studies don’t show is how people define spanking and where they believe corporal punishment of children crosses a line to abuse.?Those questions have long been quietly debated, but the indictment of NFL star Adrian Peterson has raised them in a public way, even if many of those who believe in spanking find Peterson’s alleged behavior abhorrent.
The mother charged with poisoning her son to death with a massive dose of salt is now telling investigators the 5-year-old may be to blame and she had nothing to do with it. Lacey Spears, 26, told Westchester County authorities the boy ‘would once in a while play with his feeding tube and could have put something in it.’ Documents filed Friday reveal that police now believe Spears not only poisoned her son’s feeding tube with salt, but did so over the course of several days.
Jane Fonda, 76, told an audience of activists and philanthropists that her mother had been sexually abused and eventually committed suicide. Fonda made the personal revelation at an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Rape Treatment Center, which provides comprehensive free treatment for sexual assault victims. She hosted the Rape Foundation’s annual fundraising brunch on Sunday at billionaire Ron Burkle’s Greenacres estate in Beverly Hills.
Unrealistic expectations of parenthood, differences between what we want and what we actually have, a strained relationship with our marriage partner, too much to do and too little time, financial problems, drug abuse, alcoholism, and a history of being abused as a child are examples of problems that can cause parents to take out anger and frustration on their children. Even very loving parents can lose control to the point of child abuse. Here are some actions you can take to help children and their parents.
Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ – enterovirus 68 – was detected in four out of eight of the sick children who had a certain medical test. The status of the ninth case is unclear. The virus can cause paralysis but other germs can, too. Health officials don’t know whether the virus caused any of the children’s arm and leg weaknesses or whether it’s just a germ they coincidentally picked up.
A four-month-old baby is fighting for his life after his drug addict parents fed him crystal meth to stop him from crying. Silvia Strnadova, 26, and husband Miroslav, 30, took the unconscious child to hospital but he was left brain dead and is only being kept alive by a life support machine. The parents from the town of Prievidza in the north-western Slovak region of Horna Nitrawere were arrested after police discovered that they had given the infant a strong dose of the potent drug.
Pennsylvania — A priest accused of traveling to Honduras to engage in sex with children while promoting missionary work with the poor there has been arrested by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The Rev. Joseph Maurizio Jr., 69, was arrested Thursday and will remain in custody until a hearing Monday before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh. The judge must decide then whether the priest will remain jailed until he can stand trial. The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown said it was “profoundly disturbed by the allegations against Father Maurizio.” It said he has not functioned as pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish since federal authorities searched the parish rectory on Sept. 12.
WASHINGTON — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes. Among the 168 juveniles recovered was a population that child welfare advocates say especially concerns them: children who were never reported missing in the first place. Advocates say the roundup reinforces the need for a standardized, nationwide approach to reporting children as missing, especially those absent from state foster care systems who are seen as most vulnerable to abuse. Concerns over unaccounted-for children aren’t new, but they’re receiving fresh attention amid heightened awareness of child sex trafficking. State and federal efforts are under way to streamline how police are alerted when kids go missing.
PLYMOUTH, Michigan -A 33-year old man accused of taking upskirt photos of a 13- year-old girl in a book store has been ordered to stand trial on a felony charge. Ronald Burrill from West Bloomfield is charged with one count of eavesdropping installing/using device. That carries a sentence of two years in prison, which carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison and or a fine of $2,000.
A new book has expressed in detail the sexual activities of a Satanic sex cult that apparently controlled a single cul-de-sac in the village of Kidwelly, Wales, and submitted a young girl from the age of seven to varied sexual abuse in a bid to appease the imagined God of an Edwardian sadist. The book, called the ‘Devil on the Doorstep’, tells of the group which followed the teaching of ‘The Great Beast’ Aleister Crowley, who inducted the girl into their ring after she witnessed her mother performing sexual acts as part of a pseudo-religious ceremony when she was only seven years old. At the age of eleven the group leader took her virginity and she was soon being subjected to group orgies.
A Southern California nanny is wanted by police for child abuse for allegedly giving two young children regular doses of adult cold and flu medicine before their nap time, police and the family of the children said. The boy’s parents believe their young children were being drugged by the same woman they trusted for more than a year to care for them. The parents claim she gave their 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter daily swigs of adult strength over-the-counter cold and cough medicine so they would nap.
EL PASO, Texas – Crimes Against Persons have arrested and charged three people after a two-year-old girl dies. El Paso Fire Fighters responded at around 4:50p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, to an apartment located at 4011 Alabama after a child was found to be unresponsive. The child was transported to El Paso Children’s Hospital by the El Paso Fire Department. At around 5:56pm El Paso Police were sent to the hospital after the child had died. Injuries were observed that appeared to be suspicious and, Crimes Against Persons was requested to take over the investigation.
The Vatican has opened a criminal trial against its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic and placed him under house arrest, marking the first time a high-ranking official has been criminally charged by the Vatican with sexual abuse of children. Josef Wesolowski was defrocked in June after the Vatican’s canon law court found him guilty of abuse and returned him to life as a layman. Wesolowski, who is from Poland, had been recalled from his post in August 2013 amid allegations that he had sexually abused teenage boys.
SYDNEY – A mobile phone belonging to a maths tutor charged with sexually assaulting his underage clients may help police identify up to 40 possible victims of the 66-year-old. Police have uncovered evidence which could suggest that Quy Huy Hoang could have come in to contact with more than the six children he has has been accused of sexually assaulting between 2007 and 2014. Up to 40 Images of underage boys and girls have allegedly surfaced on his phone which police seized during a dramatic arrest outside his Greystanes home, in Sydney’s west, earlier this month.
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