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Dad Tried to Kill 4-YO Son

Posted by Sandra On September - 30 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Eric Emil Lehtinen Injected Son With Heroin To Delay Divorce

628x471A Washington state man is accused of trying to kill his 4-year-old with heroin on the day his divorce was supposed to be finalized. Eric Emil Lehtinen, 37, was found unconscious with his son in their locked Redmond home on Tuesday, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. Police say a syringe filled with heroin was sticking out of the boy’s chest. Evidence of ketamine, morphine and codeine was also found in the child’s blood. Doctors are unsure whether he will suffer long-term damage. READ MORE HERE



(Photo above: Crime tape surrounds the home on 14100 block of Northeast 72nd Street in Redmond on Tuesday. KOMO-TV photo)

High Risk Child Rapist Missing

Posted by Sandra On September - 30 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Derek Levasseur: High-risk child rapist missing

creepWANTED IN MASON COUNTY –High-risk child rapist, Derek Levasseur, is running under the radar in Mason County. He’s been convicted of another child sex crime as well. Both busts were in Kitsap County. He is 24-years old, 6’1″ tall and approximately 195 lbs. He is also a Level III sex offender. Please call CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS with any information on this rapist. (NOTE: You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest).




Missing Sex Offender

Level 3 sex offender missing from registered residence in Mason


Deputy Charged With Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On September - 30 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

deputy28-art-gdiosdgi-1deputy28-c-jpgMARION, Ohio — In the courtroom he once guarded as a deputy sheriff, Randy Spencer stood yesterday and told a judge, defiantly and confidently, that he was sending an innocent man to prison. Marion County Common Pleas Judge Jim Slagle was unmoved, however, and sentenced Spencer to 15 years to life in prison on four counts of rape of a young girl. READ MORE HERE

Shock Collar Used On Two Special Needs Adopted Children

Posted by Sandra On September - 29 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

article-2435091-1852B1EA00000578-32_634x630A mother-of-nine has been accused of punishing two of her adopted children who have special needs by shocking them with an electric dog collar. The 52-year-old woman, who has not been identified to protect her children’s identities, was charged on Wednesday in court in Cache County, Utah with abuse of a disabled child and abuse of a vulnerable adult after the allegedly cruel treatment of her daughter, 17, and son, 20. All of the woman’s nine children are adopted, authorities said. READ MORE HERE

Public Warning: Krokodile

Posted by Sandra On September - 29 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Russia’s Flesh-Eating Drug Krokodil Has Arrived In The U.S. And Here’s Why That Should Scare You

This drug is flesh-eating rots your skin while you’re alive  — WARNING: Very graphic images
BVDxTUmCAAM4dSs“Krokodil” is a street version of the drug desomorphine. It is a toxic mix of codeine, iodine and red phosphorus that produces a high similar to that of heroin, but much shorter. The deadly heroin-like drug that rots flesh has been linked to two cases in Arizona in the last week. The powerfully addicting drug originated in 2002 in Siberia and has swept Russia in the past three years. The drug became popular as a cheap substitute for heroin. READ MORE HERE


Flesh-rotting ‘krokodil’ drug emerges in USA – USA Today

Krokodil Russian Flesh-Eating Drug: 5 Facts You Need to Know

What is krokodil? The flesh-rotting drug comes to the U.S. – Yahoo



The Pedophile Hunters

Posted by Sandra On September - 29 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Extraordinary women who work in specialist police unit which tracks down internet predators

article-0-1BDB2609000005DC-621_308x425Rosie Atwal’s desk contains a half-drunk cup of tea, an as-yet (because it is only 10am) unopened packet of biscuits and a Crayola-etched picture with the words ‘I love you Auntie Rosie’ pinned behind her in-tray. It sits among a bank of six in an ordinary open-plan office, but the conversations Rosie conducts here and the material she views on her computer screen are more alarming and distressing than any you are likely to hear or see elsewhere in Britain. Take, for example, the information she found herself digesting within five minutes of arriving for work this morning. READ MORE HERE

Mother Sentenced to Prison After Her 3 Children Died In House Fire

Posted by Sandra On September - 29 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

She had left them locked up because she didn’t have a babysitter

article-0-1854084F00000578-170_306x423A 25-year-old Wisconsin mother was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for the tragic deaths of her three young children, who perished in a house fire after being left without supervision.  Last spring, an inferno sparked by faulty wiring in the kitchen of Angelica Belen’s home in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis killed her 5-year-old daughter, Nayeli Colon, and 4-year-old twin sons, Adrian and Alexis Colon. Their bodies were found huddled under a dresser. Before sentencing Miss Belen to 18 years in prison and 18 years of extended supervision, Judge Jeffrey Wagner said he sympathized with the defendant, who had been struggling to raise four children, three of them with special needs. READ MORE HERE

Girl Charged With Torture, Murder In Death Of Niece

Posted by Sandra On September - 29 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

n-GOMEZ-large570Authorities in California said a 2-year-old girl was abused and tortured by her aunt for months before the child died. The aunt, Wendy Guadalupe Gomez, 20, of Bakersfield, is being held in the Kern County Jail on $1.5 million bail on charges of second-degree murder, torture and willful cruelty to a child in the death of Karla Isidro. The injuries the child sustained were inflicted “with the intent to cause cruel or extreme pain and suffering, and for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion, or for any sadistic purpose.” READ MORE HERE

Thank You F. Lax Construction!

Posted by Sandra On September - 27 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

F. Lax Construction 1st Annual Charity Golf Outing

UPDATE: 9/26/2013: We are pleased to announce that today’s 1st Annual F. Lax Construction Charity Golf Outing was a HUGE success! We would like to thank Ty Blanchett and the owner of F. Lax Construction, Mr. Allen Jawad,  for supporting Dreamcatchers for Abused Children ~ Because of their generosity, they were able to raise $10, 893.00 for DFAC! Many thanks to the participants, contributors and supporters that made this event such a success!! Special thanks to Roger and Maryann Larson, Dan Larso, and Bryan Lapko for representing DFAC at this amazing event!!


Dreamcatchers for Abused Children is pleased  to announce that we have been chosen to receive the proceeds of F. Lax Construction’s 1st Annual Charity Golf Outing. The event will be held at Fox Hills Country Club on the course The Golden Fox in Plymouth, MI on Sept. 26, 2013. Registration is from 8-9am and 10am shotgun start.



For more information, please contact:

Ty Blanchett
F.Lax Construction
Purchasing Director
Business Development
Cell: 248-918-9978



10-MO Abused by Teen Pedophile

Posted by Sandra On September - 26 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

article-2432957-1847550400000578-474_306x423A teenage pedophile almost killed a 10-month-old baby boy by abusing him with cutlery. The infant had to undergo emergency surgery and was close to death after the abuse by Paul Ward. The 19-year-old, from Leeds, was jailed for 14 years after being convicted of three counts of assault by penetration of a child under 13 and one charge of wounding with intent at Leeds Crown Court. Judge Neil Clarke told Ward it was ‘perhaps the most unpleasant’ case of abuse he had come across. READ MORE HERE

15-YO Bullied Boy Commits Suicide

Posted by Sandra On September - 26 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

article-2433073-18499CD900000578-391_306x423A 15-year-old boy who committed suicide after he was targeted by bullies, was set to leave town with his parents in a bid to escape his tormentors. Todd Loik took his own life after enduring a constant stream of abuse from other kids both at his school and online, his heartbroken mom Kim Loik, said. She told how her son had become a victim of cruel taunts ever since they moved to North Battleford in Saskatchewan, Canada five years ago. READ MORE HERE

Bus Driver Charged With 36-Counts of Child Abuse

Posted by Sandra On September - 26 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

20130926__burton_carpenter~p1_200school bus driver suspected of drinking and driving faces 36 counts of child abuse, among other charges. Burton Carpenter, 57, a driver with Adams 12 Five Star Schools, has been charged with driving under the influence, careless driving, failing to drive in a single lane and failing to stop a school bus at a railroad crossing, according to an Adams County District Attorney’s Office media release. READ MORE HERE

Couple Charged with Torture

Posted by Sandra On September - 25 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

gunn28n-1-webA Silverdale couple has been arrested and charged in a child abuse and torture case that gives even seasoned law enforcement officers pause. “This is the kind of case, when you read the probable cause statement, that makes you queasy,” said Deputy Scott Wilson, a Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. Brandon Pernell Gunn, 27, and Viviana Alma Gunn, 34, who share a home in the 1100 block of NW Cloninger Court in Silverdale, have both been charged in Kitsap County Court with assault of a child in the first degree. READ MORE HERE


Washington couple tortured teen brother, hammered nail through boy’s hand: cops

Bremerton police discovered the 13-year-old boy asleep on a park bench, suffering from open wounds. The boy’s brother, Brandon Gunn, and sister-in-law, Vivian Gunn, were arrested after Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies discovered stains in their garage and a bloody bat. The teen victim claims they repeatedly bound him with duct tape before beating, burning and cutting him. READ MORE HERE

Child Rapist Sentenced to 20-Years

Posted by Sandra On September - 25 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

download (3)A Franklin man’s guilty pleas to child-sex charges will mean he’ll have to serve 20 years in prison and live out his life as a Tier III sexual offender when he’s released. James Redman, 57, entered the pleas Tuesday on charges of rape of a victim younger than 13 and gross sexual imposition as well as Importuning involving the same victim, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell’s office said Wednesday. READ MORE HERE

2-YO Boy Beaten to Death

Posted by Sandra On September - 25 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Mother charged in child-abuse death of her 2-yo son

download (2)A 20-year-old Tulsa woman was arrested and charged with murder Tuesday in the apparent beating death of her 2-year-old son. A charge of child-abuse murder was filed against Andrea Denise Smith in Tulsa County District Court, and detectives arrested her about 2:40 p.m., court and jail records show. Smith is accused of causing blunt trauma resulting in internal bleeding to her son, Xavier Wade, on Sept. 9, detectives said. Court documents filed Tuesday allege she struck the child in the abdomen, lacerating the boy’s liver. READ MORE HERE

How Pedophiles Lure Our Kids

Posted by Sandra On September - 25 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS


Knowing the top lure techniques (as identified by the FBI) that are used by child predators will better prepare you to talk openly to your children and teach them what key phrases to look for and how to stay safe.

The Helpless Lure: This is a person who needs help carrying boxes to his car, or to find a lost dog, or lost child.

Prevention: Tell children that adults don’t ask kids for help in any way. Adults should ask Adults for help or directions or whatever they want.

The Promise Lure: This is when the predator promises to take the child to Mommy and Daddy. Or perhaps promises a surprise or candy in the car.

Prevention: Tell children that they are NEVER to go with anyone unless Mom or Dad has instructed them to.

The Gift Giving Lure: This is the predator who gives the child candy, toys, money, or other gifts.

Prevention: Tell children NEVER to accept gifts from anyone unless they received permission from Mom and Dad. This includes money from other family members (especially when the child is told to keep a secret). Tell children that we don’t keep secrets in our family.

The Messenger: This is the predator who tells the child that “Mommy was in a car accident” and the child is to go with them. Or “Your Mom called and asked me to pick you up today.”

Prevention: Tell children the names of people you have entrusted as emergency back ups. Remind them NEVER to go with anyone unless Mom or Dad instructs them to.

The Leader (Authority Figure): This is the policeman, priest, teacher or other authority figure who uses their position and suggested authority to win the child’s trust.

Prevention: Tell children not to go with anyone no matter what they are wearing or who they are, even if it means that they might get into trouble. (Many authority figures tell kids they will be in trouble, or threaten to hurt Mom and Dad if the child doesn’t cooperate).

Friendly Lure: This is the nice friendly predator who engages the child in conversation.

Prevention: Teach children not to talk to any adults they don’t know unless their parent is with them.

Playing Games: This is the predator that plays “touching games” and makes the child promise not to tell. Or other ‘games’ that the child feels uncomfortable with.

Prevention: Teach children to listen to their instincts. If something makes them feel funny in their stomachs, they are to stop, run and tell.

Too Cool: This is the person who the child looks up to as “cool.” Perhaps a friend’s older sibling, or a relative or a neighbor who has the latest video games.

Prevention: Teach children to listen to their instincts. If someone asks them to do something they know is wrong or feels funny, teach them to stop, run and tell.

The Magician Lure: This is the predator who seemingly magically knows the child’s name or other information about the child.

Prevention: Don’t put nametags on the outside of your children’s clothing, books, book bags, etc.

The Power Predator: This is the scary predator that just grabs the child off his/her bike and throws them into the car.

Prevention: This is the time when a child should fight, scream, kick, bite. Tell children that if they are on their bikes and someone tries to take them off, they should hold the bike as hard as they can while screaming, “You’re not my Mom/Dad!”

Lost Pet: This lure involves the predator asking a child to help them find their lost pet. Sometimes a monetary award may also be offered. If the child agrees, they might wander off by themselves where they are easy prey for the predator. The predator might also convince them to ride around in his car looking around the neighborhood while he drives around. Once he has them in the car, they are in serious trouble.

Mail Lure: In this lure, the predator parks near a mailbox and waits for a child to come along. When they do, he asks them to put some items in the mailbox for him. Once they get close enough to the car to take the items, they are easily grabbed and driven away.

Directions Lure: This lure is similar to the mail lure. The child is asked for directions to an address, street or business. If they don‘t get close enough to be grabbed, the predator acts as though he can’t hear them until they are close enough. By teaching our children to never get within 10 feet of an adult stranger in a car, the effectiveness of these lures can be minimized.

Handicap Lure: This is a very effective lure, even on adults. It was a favorite technique used by the serial killer Ted Bundy. This lure is effective because we all have a natural sympathy for someone who is handicapped or injured in some way. In this lure, the predator acts as though he has a broken arm or leg. He might have an arm in a sling or a fake cast on his leg. By making himself look harmless and incapable of doing violence, he gets his prey to drop their guard. Usually, they will appear they are having trouble getting a large item or several items into their vehicle. When the child gets close enough to help, they are pushed into the car. Once they are in the car, the predator has the advantage.

Pediatric Dentist Abused His Patients

Posted by Sandra On September - 25 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Pediatric dentist ‘Hit children with tools, called them names and stuffed bibs in their mouths to stop them crying’

article-2430794-183B82CF00000578-709_306x423A pediatric dentist who last year pleaded guilty to abusing a four-year-old patient already had a string of accusations on his record spanning eight years, which included hitting children with dental tools, calling them names and performing unnecessary dental work, it emerged today. Thomas Floyd, 62, from Florida, was arrested last September and, under a plea deal, was sentenced to five years probation and agreed to relinquish his dentist license. Under the agreement, the state agreed not to pursue additional charges against Floyd from any other known victims from his former dental practice. READ MORE HERE

Mother Beat Daughter’s Alleged Molester to Death

Posted by Sandra On September - 25 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Mother beat man to death with a baseball bat after her four-year-old daughter said he abused her

article-2431540-183E109300000578-975_306x423A 30-year-old woman has been arrested after she confessed to police she beat a homeless man to death with a baseball bat.  Forsythia Owen claimed she attacked Denzle Rainey in an alleyway where he had been sleeping rough because he allegedly molested her four-year-old daughter. As she was interviewed by police Owens, of Englewood, Colorado, allegedly swung her arms repeatedly as she demonstrated how she delivered the fatal blows.  Mr Rainey was found in the alley with serious injuries. He had a cracked skull, broken ribs and vital organs had been damaged.  A post-mortem examination showed his broken ribs had cut into his liver, Fox 13 reported. READ MORE HERE 

Ex-Army Chief In Child Torture Investigation

Posted by Sandra On September - 25 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

photo_1379963868326-1-HDA Chilean judge ordered a probe Monday into allegations that a former army commander was responsible for the abduction and torture of three children during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. At the time of the alleged torture in 1973, the children were aged one, three and 12. The defendant, Juan Emilio Cheyre, was then a lieutenant in the army but he later served as army commander in chief, from 2002 to 2006. READ MORE HERE

11-YO Child Molestation Survivor Speaks Out

Posted by Sandra On September - 25 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

girlBreann Hill and her parents are the epitome of courage, transparency and hope.  There are so many families that won’t even address suspected molestation in their families. Who could blame them?  It’s a torturous reality for most who’d rather live in denial. But a year-and-a-half ago, then 10-year old Breann was brave enough to go to her mother and tell her what happened while her grandfather, the man who molested her, sat in the very same room. “Mom, someone touched me inappropriately last night,” she said. Her grandfather immediately walked out of the room. Breann’s mom Cyndi sat stunned, trying to catch her breath and process what her eldest daughter was revealing.  READ MORE HERE

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