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Child Rape Survivor Who Became Pregnant Is Denied Abortion

Posted by Sandra On April - 30 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

images (4)A ten-year-old girl in Paraguay who fell pregnant after allegedly being raped by her stepfather has been refused an abortion. The girl was taken to hospital by her mother after complaining about stomach cramps, and doctors found that she was 21 weeks pregnant. Termination is illegal in Paraguay, even in cases of incest and rape, and the girl has instead been moved to a ‘young mothers’ home’, and her mother arrested over the alleged rape. READ MORE HERE


Babysitter Arrested for Murder

Posted by Sandra On April - 29 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Babysitter arrested on manslaughter charge for death of infant

7614142_GOREGON CITY, OR – A woman babysitting a 7-month-old infant who suffered a skull fracture while in her care has been arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter, according to Oregon City police. Sarah Martin, 37, of Oregon City, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and booked in the Clackamas County Jail. READ MORE HERE

Etan Patz Jury Deadlocked

Posted by Sandra On April - 29 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

etan-patzNEW YORK – The jury in the murder trial of a man accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 said Wednesday that it is deadlocked, but the judge told them to keep deliberating. The jurors sent a note to the judge saying they have been unable to reach a unanimous decision after 10 days of deliberations in the trial of Pedro Hernandez. The defense argued for a mistrial, saying it was obvious the jury was hung. READ MORE HERE

81 Mental Health Resources When You Can’t Afford a Therapist

Posted by Sandra On April - 27 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS


Mental Health Apps, Websites, Online Support, and Forums; 

Hotlines and Call Centers, Addiction & Other Support Groups

Sure, pretty much everyone could benefit from therapy. But not everyone can afford it. Thankfully, there’s a whole world of free or affordable mental health care out there designed to help you with just about every issue, whether that’s kicking an addiction, managing your emotions, finding a group of like-minded peers, or recovering from trauma. Even better? Some of these resources are available whenever you need them. (No need to schedule an appointment between the hours of 9 and 5.) Support groups, hotlines and call centers, websites and online forums, and even apps can be put into action when you have a crisis or just need extra support. But finding out which resources are best for you takes some legwork. We’ve rounded up 81 of the very best affordable (or free) mental health resources. Keep this list handy whenever you need some backup. READ MORE HERE

Note: Resources are listed alphabetically by type.

Dismembered Newborn Found

Posted by Sandra On April - 26 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Dismembered infant found in L.A. backyard

download (1)Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are asking local residents of Westmont to search their yards and trash cans after two children — about 5 and 9 years old — found dismembered remains, of a 1 to 3-day old infant, in their backyard Sunday morning. “The children’s mother said they were playing before church when they found the baby’s leg. The baby’s head was later recovered.” officials reported. READ MORE HERE

Newborn’s Body Parts Found in Westmont Back Yard

Girls Playing in South L.A. Home’s Yard Discovers Dismembered Infant’s Limb

California newborn’s body found dismembered


DC 3rd Annual MACA Photos

Posted by Sandra On April - 26 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

capture-20150427-212815Dreamcatchers for Abused Children’s MACA March & Family Fun Day was held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Lexington, MI this year… And was a huge success!!

Dreamcatchers 3rd Annual MACA March and Family Fun Day was held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Lexington Tierney Beach-Park in Lexington, MI from 11am-12pm. Our Family Fun Carnival Day immediately followed at the Lexington Community Center from 12pm-5pm. We would like to give a HUGE shout out to the participants, attendees, and all the amazing volunteers that helped make this event a huge success!!! THANK YOU!!

Please visit our 2015 MACA Photo Album to see photos of our event!!

2015 DC MACA Sponsors:
Captain Fishbones & The Pirate Crew
Jeffs IGA Lexington
Hillman Farm
Bouncin Play
Bonfire Funds
Brownie Troop 71421
Dale Maddox
Sanilac Co Early Headstart
Beth Eschenburg
Continental Rental – Sandusky
Shannon Cournaya
Croswell Greenhouse & Florist
Jennifer Heinz
Lexington Fire Department
Village of Lexington
Jim Jones – Law Enforcement/Speaker
Josh Sawdon – Magicman
Sanilac Broadcasting Company
Times Herald Newspaper
Michigan Alliance for Families
Sanilac County Child Abuse Prevention Council


PicMonkey Collage


When: Saturday, 4/25/2015
March Time: 11am -12pm
Where: Lexington Harbor Park-Beach
Everyone is welcome – All surrounding counties are invited!! We will begin our day by meeting at 11:00am at the Lexington’s Patrick Tierney Harbor Park & Beach (the harbor beach right on Lake Huron) to begin our march. T-shirts are being sold in advance this year (see link below) – there will not be any available to purchase at the event. There will be a short opening ceremony with guest speakers. We will march around downtown Lexington and should complete our march around 12noon.


When: Saturday, 4/25/2015
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Where: Lexington Community Center (Peck Rd, Lexington)
This year’s theme will be a CARNIVAL. There will be carnival games & prizes, photo ops, and a professional clown. Many children’s indoor/outdoor activities will be offered!! “Captain Fishbones and the Pirate Crew” will once again be joining us! We will also have Child ID/Fingerprinting kits, face painting & tattoo table, toddler zone, music d.j. & karaoke, zumba, arts & crafts, playdough & coloring table, potato sack race, games, bubbles, hula hoop, basketball and a 3-in-1 bounce house. There will be popcorn, sno-cones, cotton candy and other treats for sale.

There will also be a Mom-to-Mom sale, bake sale and raffle drawing. Awareness, educational and informational booths will be on site for the parents!!

**Carnival Prizes** (and) **Prize Raffle Drawings**

There will be a professional clown on-site that will perform a 45-minute MAGIC SHOW.

“Avast Ye!” Captain Fishbones and the Pirate Crew of the Forgiven will be performing at this year’s Dreamcatchers MACA March & Family Fun Day!! This amazing, wonderful, caring group of volunteer PIRATES have supported Dreamcatchers for Abused Children 100% ~ and have actively participated at our annual MACA Marches. The kids just LOVE them and we are pretty fond of them ourselves!! They perform year-round for hundreds of different venues – all which support children!! See you soon, Mateys!! PLEASE like their page

We will have a child abuse education and awareness booth with lots of free information and resources available for attendees. Child ID kits, sexual abuse awareness coloring books, freebies, and more!!

We will also have a domestic violence education and awareness booth with lots of free information and resources available for attendees. This is a new division – directed by Ann Livingston (DV survivor & advocate).

We are looking for participants for our Mom-to-Mom sale. If interested in reserving a table for $10, please contact:
Ann Livingston (810) 986-0841

We are looking for vendors and local businesses interested in promoting their business and/or merchandise. Tables are available, but limited, and are $10/each. Set-up time will be allowed prior to the march. If interested in reserving a table for $10, please contact:
Ann Livingston (810) 986-0841
Kristin Hartway (810) 922-4725

We are looking for sponsors who would like to help make our 3rd Annual MACA March a success. Sponsors can donate items needed for the event or make a financial contribution. If interested in supporting our efforts, please contact:
Ann Livingston (810) 986-0841 or
Kristin Hartway (810) 922-4725

** Everyone is welcome ~ FREE to the public!! **

For more information about our MACA Marches & Family Fun Day, please *LIKE* our MACA Facebook page:

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR Dreamcatchers MACA Facebook Page

CLICK HERE to see CNBC News press release on our National “Tie One On” Child Abuse Campaign – Initiated by The Mama Bear Effect and partnered with Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, Sparks of Hope, and Enough Abuse Campaign.


Father Accused of Sexually Assaulting his Toddler Son

Posted by Sandra On April - 25 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Headmaster Gets 50-Years

Posted by Sandra On April - 24 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Disgraced former headmaster given 50-year prison sentence for dealing child porn

27F2A47D00000578-0-image-a-15_1429888626219A disgraced former headmaster of a $27,000-a-year prep school has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for dealing child pornography. Christopher Wheeler, 54, who worked at the exclusive Tower Hill school in Delaware, had more than 2,000 images and videos of boys engaging in sex acts with men when police raided his $350,000 mansion in Wilmington in October 2013. One of those showed a naked boy with his head being held by an adult male while performing a sex act. Court documents say Wheeler was running Net Shred – a program designed to eradicate internet history – when authorities knocked on his door. READ MORE HERE



Former Political Candidate Faces 66 Child Rape Charges

Posted by Sandra On April - 24 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Former political candidate heads to trial on 66 counts in child rape case

capture-20150424-215114A man who ran for Lehman Township tax collector is heading to Pike County Court on 66 counts of child sexual abuse. At the end of a Wednesday preliminary hearing, a district judge found sufficient evidence to send the case against Hal Harris, 47, of Bushkill, to county court, where Harris can go to trial, plead guilty or plead no contest. Harris had posted bail and been released from custody as of Thursday, according to court records. READ MORE HERE

Woman Charged In Newborn’s Death

Posted by Sandra On April - 24 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Woman charged in death of newborn found in employee desk at work

7561420_GMICHIGAN – Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has announced charges against a mom they say gave birth to a baby boy and then put him inside a bag, causing his death. The Wayne County Prosecutor announced charges Friday against 25-year-old Kimberly Pappas in relation to a newborn boy found dead inside a desk drawer in March. The press release says Pappas gave birth to the boy in the bathroom of Ceva Logistics. Worthy said she then put the boy inside a plastic bag and then inside a tote bag near her desk. READ MORE HERE

Toddler Found Beaten to Death

Posted by Sandra On April - 23 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS


Taylor-Lynn-FastUpdate: The boyfriend of the mother in question was a person of interest. Now it has been confirmed that he is in police custody in connection with the death of her child. His name has not been revealed, pending formal charges.

A Missouri woman has been charged with with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child after her 17-month-old daughter was found dead Sunday morning. Local police are saying it’s one of the worst cases of child abuse they’ve ever seen. The child’s mother, 21-year-old Taylor Lynn Fast, called 911 to say her daughter Layla had been bitten by a spider. However, when officers arrived at her home, it was blatantly apparent that the infant’s injuries couldn’t have been caused by an insect bite. Instead, they found the little girl dead and covered with bruises. READ MORE HERE

Convicted Sex Offender Steals School Bus

Posted by Sandra On April - 23 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Sex Offender Steals School Bus, Tries To Kidnap Kids

n-FREDERICKSEN-largeA convicted sex offender is accused of stealing a school bus and using it to try to kidnap children. Utah man Patrick James Fredricksen, 30, quit his landscaping job Monday morning just two days into the gig. That’s when cops say he stole an SUV outside a funeral home, drove to a house in the town of Cleveland, and asked residents if they knew the whereabouts of a specific young girl. READ MORE HERE

Men Found Guilty of Targeting Women, Grooming, Raping Their Children

Posted by Sandra On April - 23 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Seven men have been convicted of conspiracy to attack young children

27DC748600000578-3050628-image-m-104_1429710226119A pedophile ring broadcast live online video of their abuse of drugged babies and toddlers. Branded ‘monsters in disguise’, the gang groomed mothers – some while they were pregnant – to gain unsupervised access to their children. The vile crimes can be revealed after two of the ringleaders were found guilty yesterday of child sex attacks. The jury had been told the evidence they would hear would ‘take you into a world you wish did not exist’. Five other men admitted offences including child rape and sexual assault before the trial took place. They all face long jail sentences. READ MORE HERE

Female Teacher Sex Convictions Increasing At Shocking Rate

Posted by Sandra On April - 23 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Changing attitudes and more women cops are behind the soaring numbers of female teachers being prosecuted for sexual assault

27D0806400000578-3051283-image-m-50_1429738471928A Saturday Night Live skit about a male student having sex with his female high school teacher painted the relationship as every teen boy’s dream, but drew a firestorm of criticism on social media. The reaction to the comedy sketch reflected a growing view among law enforcement and victims’ advocacy groups that it is no laughing matter when a woman educator preys on her male students. In U.S. schools last year, almost 800 school employees were prosecuted for sexual assault, nearly a third of them women. READ MORE HERE

Women Arrested for Indecent Behavior With Kids – Crime

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Female Offenders Driven by More Than Sex 

‘Sexpidemic’: Female teachers preying on minors

Teacher Pleads Guilty to Molesting Students

Posted by Sandra On April - 23 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

27E152F600000578-3051394-image-m-10_1429745026377UTAH – A former Utah high school teacher accused of having sex with three of her male students took a plea deal Wednesday to avoid a trial, sobbing as she accepted the agreement in court. One of the boys was 16 and two were 17 when they were having sex with Davis High School English teacher Brianne Altice, 35. One testified that he considered her to be his girlfriend during their yearlong tryst. But the boys were all minors, and Utah law also says a person cannot consent to sex if the other person is in a position of special trust. Altice could face up to 45 years in prison when she is sentenced next month. READ MORE HERE


Mother Learned BF Raped Her 10-YO Daughter After Video Surfaced

Posted by Sandra On April - 22 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

fox59-backgroundKENNER, LA – A man has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape against a 10-year-old girl after video surfaced of him with the victim. The mother found cell phone video recorded by her daughter. In the video, the victim says she “made love” with the mother’s boyfriend three times. The woman confronted her daughter about the video, and the girl said it happened in her bedroom. READ MORE HERE

Man Faces Multiple Child Rape Charges

Posted by Sandra On April - 18 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Man has previous child abuse charges

richard-grahampng-30d1099e565072a4OSWEGO, NY — An Oswego man who was charged last month with raping and sexually abusing multiple children was arrested in 2009 for failing to care for his 14-month-old twins. Richard Graham Jr., 33, of Furniss Station Road was charged last month with 20 felonies and two misdemeanors after Oswego County sheriff’s deputies said he raped and sexually abused four children, and raped one adult. READ MORE HERE

Parents Wanted for Felony Abuse

Posted by Sandra On April - 18 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Parents Wanted For Felony Child Abuse

7499454_GMOUNDS, Oklahoma – Authorities in Creek County are looking for a couple wanted for child abuse and neglect after finding a malnourished infant in cardiac arrest. Mounds Police say Cody and Amanda Haynes are wanted for felony child abuse by injury and four counts of child neglect. Cody Haynes could be armed and dangerous, a news bulletin states. READ MORE HERE

Sex Offender Will Not Be Prosecuted ‘Because he has Alzheimer’s’

Posted by Sandra On April - 18 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Lord Janner will not face prosecution despite facing credible evidence 

005A6BB900000258-0-image-a-49_1429157838934UK – Alleged child abuse victims of Labour peer Greville Janner last night accused police and prosecutors of a 45-year cover-up over a tidal wave of evidence he is a predatory pedophile. The 86-year-old party grandee was accused of being ‘Labour’s Cyril Smith’ and an ‘animal’ as prosecutors revealed he escaped prosecution three times over 16 years thanks to botched investigations.  Janner is accused of preying on vulnerable boys at three Leicester care homes between 1969 and 1988. Prosecutors said there remained an ‘overwhelming case’ to charge the former MP with 22 sex attacks on nine victims in children’s care homes – the youngest of whom was just ten. READ MORE HERE


OK Police Search for More Victims of Serial Predator Couple

Posted by Sandra On April - 18 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Couple charged with incest, sodomy, exploitation and abuse

capture-20150418-213635OKLAHOMA – Police fear that two serial pedophiles arrested last month may have had more victims. Authorities in Muskogee, Oklahoma announced on Wednesday that they were searching for other potential victims of William ‘Frankie’ Dugan, 29, and 32-year-old Valerie Ojo. The couple were charged in March after they allegedly committed forcible sodomy, incest and exploitation against two children, aged 5 and 6. READ MORE HERE


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