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. READ MORE HERE
Archive for July, 2014
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. READ MORE HERE
Man whose wife set him on fire — claimed shooting him was ‘too nice’ — charged with child molestation
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. READ MORE HERE
Florida man faces death penalty for ‘the ultimate act of revenge’: Killing toddler to spite mother
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. READ MORE HERE
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. READ MORE HERE
Man, 44, who ‘raped mother and her 8-year-old daughter at knife-point’ is captured after manhunt
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. READ MORE HERE
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.
CHILD SEXUAL MOLESTATION
Recognizing, Stopping, Surviving
From Victim, To Molester, To survivor
My name is Randall Blake and I am currently committed at the Big Muddy Correctional Center in Ina, Illinois under the Sexually Dangerous Persons Act. I have no release date as I am here for therapy in the Sex Offender Treatment Program. I was arrested on the 13th of July, 1995 and have been in this program for over six years. You may ask why I even bother to do this as I have no release date. The reason is YOU, each and everyone who is reading this now.
I have made a total of 14 contact victims, both male and female, ranging in ages from 6 to 19 years old. The number of secondary victims belonging, not only to my victims’ families, but to my own also are uncountable. What I have done is now almost unbearable to me now that I reflect upon it.
Thankfully, God has given me the courage to set myself out to you and take responsibility for my action. As embarrassing and humiliating to me as it is, it is nothing in comparison with the harm I have caused to my victims. I pray that by reading this, it will help you to believe when a child tells you about something like this and you will help him, or her, to get the treatment and justice they need to become survivors in a healthy way. Let them know you care and that with God all things are possible.
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”. READ MORE HERE
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. READ MORE HERE
- Sheriff’s detectives to interview young mother of newborn abandoned near White Cloud
- Mother of abandoned newborn girl watched as baby was rescued near road, neighbor says
- Abandoned baby: Family describes finding newborn girl near road, how dog led them to her
- Michigan’s Safe Delivery law intended to prevent abandonment of newborns in dangerous places
- Newborn found in Newaygo County had been abandoned for 6 hours, police say
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. READ MORE HERE
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.
Police: Murder-suicide probed in family slaying
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. READ MORE HERE
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. READ MORE HERE
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. READ MORE HERE
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. READ MORE HERE
Introduced: Dec 11, 2013
Status: Passed Senate on Jun 26, 2014
Prognosis: 74% chance of being enacted
Schedule: The House Majority Leader indicated on Jul 24, 2014 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.
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. READ MORE HERE
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. READ MORE HERE
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. READ MORE HERE
How to keep your kids safe
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!
They may be all the rage, but getting your child’s new back-to-school book bag personalized with his or her name could be a safety mistake this fall. The younger the child, the more vulnerable they could actually be. “Strangers are people who we don’t know and who don’t know us,” says frequent Nancy Grace guest and president of the KlaasKids Foundation Marc Klaas. Klaas’ 12-year-old daughter Polly was brutally murdered. His goal now is to create a legacy in Polly’s name to stop crimes against children. READ MORE HERE
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. READ MORE HERE
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