Three sisters abused by their stepfather as children tracked him down to Botswana via Facebook to help bring him to justice. James Lawton, 44, was arrested on a plane at Heathrow after the sisters tipped off police about where he was living. He has now been jailed. The girls kept the secret of their abuse from one another for 10 years but when they finally shared the terrible truth, they turned detective to hunt down the man who destroyed their childhood.
AKRON, Ohio — An Akron man will spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually abusing a young girl for more than five years. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Tammy O’Brien on Thursday sentenced Jeremy Scott, 35, to life in prison, with parole eligibility in 120 years. A courtroom full of spectators cheered as sheriff’s deputies led Scott from the courtroom in handcuffs. The group supporting the young girl wore green ribbons and brought her flowers.
A Millington man has been found guilty of running a teenage sex trafficking ring. A jury found 51-year-old Michael Lilley guilty on multiple counts of sex trafficking minors, along with other offenses. “Michael Lilley coerced vulnerable, underage teens into sacrificing their bodies sexually for his own monetary gain,” U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton said. “Because a jury recognized how reprehensible his criminal actions were, Lilley will now be spending many years in a federal prison with no chance of parole.”
Four students were arrested Friday in Tuolumne, California, after police discovered a “detailed” plan to “shoot and kill as many people as possible” at a local high school, the sheriff said. Tuolumne County Sheriff James Mele didn’t identify the suspects in a news conference Saturday, although he said they were students at Summerville High School, where the alleged shooting was to have taken place, and that they were male. They haven’t yet been charged.
I interviewed hundreds of convicted child molesters in prisons across America. My objective was to uncover how they had lured children and teens into abuse and worse. My intention was also to generate a criminal profile that could be shared with parents and law enforcement. Instead, I found child molesters and abductors to be a diverse group that possesses no tidy criminal profile and does not discriminate by race, gender, class or age. So who are these sexual offenders?
Baltimore County Police say the parents of a one-month-old boy who died after he was left in a ‘very hot’ bath have been indicted. Eugene Buchta, 25, of Fallston, Maryland, and Rachael Anne Johnson, 25, of Dundalk, Maryland, were charged this week with first-degree child abuse and other offenses. Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter stated that Buchta was giving his son a bath in a small tub on July 2 when he left the infant on his own. Wachter said that when Buchta returned, the child was submerged. When he took the baby out of the tub, he noticed the water was ‘very hot’.
A 4-year-old Indian boy was reportedly beheaded Wednesday in a ritual in a southern coastal region of the country in what was believed to be an offering to a deity. The New Indian Express reported that the boy had been studying when he was kidnapped in the Prakasam district. The family grew alarmed when the boy, named L. Manusagar, failed to return home that afternoon.
Ten people were killed when a gunman opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on Thursday, forcing the nation to face yet another mass shooting. Seven other people were injured, and the shooter is dead, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told reporters. Earlier estimates had put the number of people hurt much higher. Multiple officials identify the shooter as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer.
Americans are agog over the U.S. military’s decision to go along with the long-time custom of the Afghan police to sexually abuse young boys. I can certainly understand why Americans would be dismayed over such a decision, but I don’t see how they can be surprised about it. After all, ever since the national-security state was grafted onto America’s original governmental system at the end of World War II, the U.S. government has knowingly, deliberately, and intentionally partnered with evil, under the guise of fighting evil and protecting “national security.”
EASTLEIGH – A former Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) teacher was today facing a lengthy jail term after pleading guilty to 20 sex offences, including the rape of a child. Lloyd Dennis, aged 33, of Sopwith Road, Eastleigh, pleaded guilty at Southampton Crown Court to indecent assault on a male and gross indecency with a child, between July 1997 and August 1999. He had previously admitted, on July 31, to 18 offences that included the rape of a child aged under 13 and making and possessing indecent photos of a minor, between September 2013 and November last year.
NORWICH – An ‘utterly depraved’ woman at the center of a sex abuse ring where children were ‘passed around like toys’ was jailed for life today. Former insurance worker Marie Black, 34, from Norwich, was told she would not be eligible for parole for at least 12 years after she orchestrated the abuse of five young children over six years. Black, her ex-husband, hospital porter Jason Adams, 43, and former boyfriend, coach driver Michael Rogers, 53, were found guilty of a string of abuse charges earlier this year. Black was convicted of 23 offences, including rape, conspiracy to rape and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, after the trial at Norwich Crown Court, while her former partners were found guilty of a total of 27 counts – including cruelty, rape and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. Both Rogers and Adams were sentenced to 24 years and made subject to sexual harm prevention orders.
The following manual provides an overview of the treatment of sexually abused, physically abused, and neglected children and is provided by Child Welfare. Child development is briefly reviewed and the study of developmental psychopathology is described. Aspects of child development are considered, including intrapersonal development, interpersonal development, physical development, sexual development, and behavioral conduct development. Consequences of abuse and neglect, assessment of maltreatment, the therapeutic process and the role of the therapist, treatment issues and specialized interventions, and case management are addressed. The manual provides a glossary of terms and list of resources for more detailed information.
FARMINGTON, New Mexico – A Farmington Police officer has been arrested as a suspect in a sex crimes investigation. 26-yo Richard Emmert was identified by two of his relatives. He was immediately placed on administrative leave. On Friday, he was arrested for two counts of criminal sexual penetration with a child under 13 years old, one count of sexual penetration with a child 13 to 18 years old, one criminal sexual contact of a minor with a child under 13 years of age and one count of incest.
KENTUCKY – A Lewis County couple has been arrested in connection to the rape and sexual abuse of a child who was under the age of 12, according to Kentucky State Police. Phillip R. Caseman, 55 of Garrison and Maria A. Caseman, 51, of Garrison were arrested about 2:44 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 by Kentucky State Police, assisted by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department. According to State Police, Phillip Caseman is charged with six counts of Sexual Abuse of a victim under the age of 12, four counts of Rape of a victim under the age of 12, three counts Sexual Abuse, one count of Incest, one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence and one count of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor.
A South Australia man who sexually tortured his wife and two sons for more than three decades has been sentenced to 20 years in jail with a non-parole period of 12 years. The man – who was not named – made his wife and sons live a nomadic lifestyle so that he could exploit physically, sexually, emotionally and financially, without fear of exposure. He also forced his sons to wear his wife’s clothes before sexually abusing them, at times tying them up and using objects.
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Michigan – A local mother and her boyfriend are facing charges in connection with the death of her 18 month-old son. William Mark Warren, 23, of Detroit, and Brandee Danielle Wright, 22, from Warren, were arrested Thursday. According to police, Wright and Warren brought her son, 18-month-old Amere Carver, to McLaren Macomb Hospital on Aug. 11.
PIERRE, South Dakota – Former Walworth County state attorney was sentenced to 50-years in prison on two counts of first-degree rape of a child. 35-year-old Chris Jansen was indicted last year in court on six counts of child rape charges. He pleaded guilty to two of the alleged counts; the remaining charges will be dropped as part of a plea deal bargain. The charges stem from child sexual assaults committed with three young boys – all under the age of 13. The assaults continued for over a period of up to eight years.
A Tennessee police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 2-month old son earlier this month. Christopher Page, 27, an officer with the Paris Police Department, was taken into custody Thursday by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents at the conclusion of a three-week investigation into the death of his child, Gunner Page. The probe was set into motion September 2 when police responded to the home of Christopher Page and his domestic partner, Hope Carson, in Puryear.
New York City – In 1987, Joy White brought her 3-week-old feverish daughter, Carlina, to Harlem Hospital in New York City. Then, every mother’s nightmare happened. Carlina was separated from her mother to receive nourishment through an IV. During that time, a woman dressed in a nurse’s uniform snuck into the hospital. She removed the IV from Carlina’s arm and kidnapped her. The kidnapper, Ann Petty, took Carlina to Connecticut and then Georgia, miles away from her family.
BATAVIA, N.Y. – A woman who prosecutors say lived with her dead baby girl’s body for three months was charged Saturday with murder. Christina Colantonio, 28, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of her daughter, Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said.
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