PENNSYLVANIA – The Butler County District Attorney’s office on Monday charged a 20-year-old man with homicide and rape in the death of his girlfriend’s son. Keith Jordan Lambing also faces multiple assault charges in the death of 4-year-old Bentley Miller. Mr. Lambing was captured by authorities about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after he was found hiding with his mother, Kristen Herold, in the attic of an abandoned home in Butler. He was being sought by authorities after Bentley died from “severe injuries” that District Attorney Butler Rich Goldinger described as “horrible.” READ MORE HERE
Archive for March, 2017
MOST WANTED: Frederick McLean
Frederick McLean has been molesting girls for at least 25 years. 8 victims have been identified so far. He fled with at least $100k in cash. He is assumed to have changed his name and appearance. He might be driving a small, dark colored pick up truck. He also might have a black 1955 Chevy hot rod on a flat bed trailer. He owned a classic race car restoration business and is very knowledgeable in that field. He used to reside near Winchester and may still be in the Southern Riverside/Northern San Diego County area. READ MORE HERE
$7,500 Reward Offered for Wanted TX Child Sex Predator
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jahmar Nykel Young, 37, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Young, who is a Bloods gang member and convicted sex offender, is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements, parole violation and larceny. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous. READ MORE HERE
Penn State University’s former president Graham Spanier has been convicted of child endangerment over his handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. A jury in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, found Spanier guilty of one count of child endangerment. They determined that he was responsible for victims who were sexually assaulted by former Penn State assistant football coach Sandusky in a school locker room shower in 2001. READ MORE HERE
SYDNEY – Dozens of teenage students are reportedly under investigation after receiving a video that depicts an unconscious 15-year-old girl being raped at a house party in an exclusive Sydney suburb. A 15-year-old boy allegedly sexually assaulted the girl earlier this month, and another boy his age allegedly filmed the attack at a house party, police said. The footage of the alleged rape, which was shot at a Mardi Gras-themed party in Sydney’s eastern suburbs after the victim became unconscious, was shared among more than 50 teenagers who are now being investigated by NSW Police. READ MORE HERE
A man has been charged with murder after a four-day-old baby and the newborn’s two-year-old sister were found stabbed to death. Tillman Freeman, 30, faces two counts of murder in the death of the children, whose bodies were found early Saturday inside a car near Raeford, North Carolina. Freeman, whom authorities first named as the father, claimed his wife had been seeing someone else and that the children weren’t his. READ MORE HERE
Since 1985, April has been nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each year, there are nearly 3 million reports of child abuse and neglect. And we know that child abuse cases are vastly under-reported, as adults often fail to recognize or respond to warning signs of child abuse, and abused children suffer in fear and silence. National Child Abuse Prevention Month offers a powerful opportunity to highlight child abuse facts, explain the importance of reporting child abuse, encourage community involvement, and support abused children.
DID YOU KNOW?
*1 in every 3 girls will be sexually molested before the age of 18
*1 in every 5 boys will be sexually molested before the age of 18
*Every 10 SECONDS a child is raped or killed in the U.S.
*Today up to 5 children will die from abuse or neglect
*In 13 seconds, another child will be abused in the U.S
*There were 2.9 million child abuse reports made in 1992
*ONLY 28% of the children identified as harmed by abuse are investigated
*Boys are at a greater risk of serious injury and of emotional neglect than are girls
*85% of the 1.2 – 1.5 million runaways are fleeing abuse at home
*80% of perpetrators are biological parents
*60 % of male survivors report at least one of their perpetrators to be female
*Children in mother-only households are 4 times more likely to be fatally abused
*Female abusers are typically younger than male abusers.
*The median age was 30 years for women and 33 years for men
*Today 6 children will commit suicide
*Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death (ages 15-24)
*Untreated child abuse increases the likelihood of arrest for a violent crime by 38 percent
*60 MILLION survivors are former victims of child sexual abuse in America today
*71 % of child sex offenders are under the age of 35
*38% of women & 20% of men have been sexually abused during adolescence
*It is estimated that 3%-6% of the clergy population has abused a child
*Natural mothers are the perpetrators of 93% of physical neglect, 86% educational neglect, 78% emotional neglect, 60% physical abuse, 55% emotional abuse.
*The typical pedophile molests an average of 117 children–most of whom do not report the offense
~Imagine the outcry if these statistics represented a disease, which was wiping out 5 children per day, victimizing millions, and who’s by-products where disabilities & expanding violence. Youth rights are really about human rights, and simple empathy is a giant first step to the benefits of increased awareness. The high jump in child abuse statistics shows the importance of youth rights by showing cases of frightening lack of knowledge!!~
IT’S TIME TO GET ANGRY ABOUT CHILD ABUSE IN OUR NATION!!
Take action to support healthy child development and help prevent child abuse and neglect in both big ways and small. Whether you donate to Prevent Child Abuse America, participate in one of our fundraising events, or join us by contacting your local office, your contribution makes a difference.
What can you do right now? Anything you do to support kids and parents can help reduce the isolation and stress that often leads to abuse and neglect.
Join our 1st Ever ONLINE CYBER-MARCH AGAINST CHILD ABUSE
Purchase a STOP CHILD ABUSE Bracelet (Promo: Buy one, Get one 3/25/2017 – 4/30/2017)
Purchase a Child Sex Abuse Educational Activity Book (Promo: Buy one, Get a free bracelet)
Create a PINWHEEL Garden in your community!!
Be a friend to a parent you know. Ask how their children are doing. Draw on your own experiences to provide reassurance and support. If a parent seems to be struggling, offer to baby-sit or run errands, or just lend a friendly ear. Show you understand.
Be a friend to a child you know. Remember their names. Smile when you talk with them. Ask them about their day at school. Send them a card in the mail. Show you care.
Talk to your neighbors about looking out for one another’s children. Encourage a supportive spirit among parents in your apartment building or on your block. Show that you are involved.
Give your used clothing, furniture and toys for use by another family. This can help relieve the stress of financial burdens that parents sometimes take out on their kids.
Volunteer your time and money for programs in your community that support children and families, such as parent support groups, child care centers, and our state chapters and local Healthy Families America sites.
Advocate for public policies, innovative programs and issues that benefit children and families.
Ask your school/community/club/co-workers to participate in a WEAR BLUE DAY!
Child Maltreatment is Preventable
CDC works to stop child maltreatment, including abuse and neglect, before it initially occurs. In doing this, CDC promotes the development of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments between children and their parents or caregivers. Children’s experiences are defined through their environments (such as homes, schools, and neighborhoods) and relationships with parents, teachers, and other caregivers. Healthy relationships act as a buffer against adverse childhood experiences. They are necessary to ensure the long-term physical and emotional well-being of children.
Join CDC’s Initiative to Prevent Child Maltreatment
Safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments are essential to prevent child maltreatment and to assure children reach their full potential. The Essentials for Childhood initiative has a technical package that proposes evidence-based strategies communities can consider to promote relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens.
The Essentials for Childhood technical package is intended for communities committed to the positive development of children and families, and specifically to prevent child abuse and neglect. While child maltreatment is a significant public health problem, it is also a preventable one. The steps suggested in the Essentials for Childhood technical package—along with your commitment to preventing child maltreatment—can help create neighborhoods, communities, and a world in which every child can thrive.
- Understanding Child Maltreatment Fact Sheet
- Child Maltreatment Facts at a Glance
- Technical Package for Essentials for Childhood
- Fact Sheet Summarizing the Essentials for Childhood Technical Package
- Better Start: Child Maltreatment Prevention as a Public Health Priority
- CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention
- Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
- Economic Costs of Child Maltreatment
- CDC’s Role in Child Maltreatment Prevention
The Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime outlines strategies for how to respond if a child tells you that he or she has been abused.
Click Here for information about child maltreatment and ways to prevent it in your home, school and neighborhood. The packet is compiled by our Families Are Magic Coordinator with the latest and most effective information and activities to empower community members to fight child abuse and neglect.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Resources
Purchase a STOP CHILD ABUSE Blue Silicone Bracelet – Show your support by wearing this stylish bracelet.
Purchase Pinwheels for Prevention – The pinwheel is the nationally recognized symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention. It also symbolizes the belief that every child has the right to grow and flourish to his/her full potential within a nurturing environment.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
- Child Abuse and Neglect
- Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
- Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect
- Promoting Child & Family Well-Being
- Public Awareness & Creating Supportive Communities
- Prevention Programs
- Developing & Sustaining Prevention Programs
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Evaluating Prevention Programs
What can you do to help?
- Use your voice! Call immediately to report known or suspected child abuse and neglect.
- Get educated. Learn to identify the subtle signs of child abuse and neglect.
- Get involved. Contact your local CAS to participate and show your support.
- Learn more. Visit our website to learn more on child abuse.
- Be a better parent. Work on being more understanding, patient and kind.
- Know your duty. It’s our moral, legal and ethical duty to report child abuse.
- Discipline without punishment. Learn how to discipline your child without using physical force from the article, Yes, You Can! – Positive discipline ideas for you and your child.
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Florida – A man accused of molesting children is facing additional charges after more victims stepped forward, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Michael McCabe, 47, of Port Orange, was arrested March 4 after four victims told deputies that McCabe had inappropriately touched them. Deputies said at the time that there could possibly be more victims, because McCabe would befriend families in need and to earn their trust before moving in to gain access to their children. READ MORE HERE
Junius, N.Y. – A man and woman in Seneca County were arrested on child sex abuse charges after an investigation into child rape allegations. According to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, 32-year-old Jacqueline Cady and 46-year-old James Mahaney were arrested Thursday after deputies investigated claims that Cady had allowed Mahaney to rape a young child. Seneca County Child Protection Services and the Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes worked with deputies on this case. READ MORE HERE
MARSHFIELD, Missouri – A couple from Webster County face charges in a deadly case of child abuse. Jennifer Bolin and Michael Perrin are accused of punishing Bolin’s two toddlers by binding them tight in their bed sheets so they couldn’t move. One of the children — an 18 month old girl — died of suffocation. Court documents say Perrin swaddled the kids because they wouldn’t take a nap, and he admitted he may have done it too tight. If convicted, both Bolin and Perrin face life sentences. SOURCE
Woman Set Fire to Toddlers Beds; Locked House from Outside
MARTINSBURG, West Virginia – A woman jailed on murder charges in West Virginia on Thursday is accused of setting fire to the beds of her two young sons as her husband slept. A criminal complaint says Molly Joe Delgado of Falling Waters locked her family inside their trailer home and walked off with the key after starting the fire. Delgado, 29, was arrested Wednesday, six weeks after her children were killed, after Assistant State Fire Marshal George Harms said she confessed to the arson on the night of Jan. 24. The complaint says Delgado secured the front door from the outside and went across the street to her mother’s home. READ MORE HERE
The following letter was shared with me by a courageous survivor. Her decision to share with all of you is with the hope you will find connection and inspiration. Just the act of writing a letter to an abuser can be incredibly healing. You don’t even have to send it. Making the decision to confront an abuser is a very individual decision. It may be helpful to discuss the desire with a professional as there are many factors to consider. READ THE LETTER HERE
A husband and wife who drugged children with crack cocaine and used one boy as a human dartboard have been convicted of nearly 100 offences. Nicholas Taylor, 47, and Joan Taylor, 44, subjected ten youngsters to a campaign of shocking abuse before getting them hooked on class A drugs to make them ‘more compliant’ before sexually assaulting them. When police raided their home in Northampton they also found a baseball bat under the bed which they used to threaten their child victims. The bat was inscribed with the words ‘The Pain’. The couple was found guilty after a seven week trial at Leicester Crown Court of nearly 100 offences committed against 11 victims between 1996 and 2006. READ MORE HERE
TLC’s reality star, Toby Willis, has denied four charges of child rape which he was arraigned for on Monday in Tennessee. The 46-year-old was arrested in October for allegedly raping a nine or ten-year-old girl 12 years ago. He initially faced a single count of child rape but the charge has been quadrupled. Officials would not address whether the charges relate to one girl or if they believe he had several victims on Thursday. Willis’s formal plea hearing will be held on July 11 and his trial has been set for the following week in Ashland City, Tennessee, in July. Willis was one of the stars of The Willis Family, a now canceled TLC show which followed his country music-singing brood. READ MORE HERE
Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases. The resignation came a week after the United States Olympic Committee’s board recommended to USA Gymnastics chairman Paul Parilla that Penny should step down. Penny offered his resignation during a previously scheduled board meeting on Thursday. “My decision to step aside as CEO is solely to support the best interests of USA Gymnastics at this time,” Penny said in a statement. READ MORE HERE
A 42-year-old Australia man who allegedly pretended to be Justin Bieber on social media in order to lure children into sex has been charged with 931 child sex offenses after detectives allegedly uncovered evidence on his computer. Queensland police appealed for “extra vigilance” among young fans of pop star Justin Bieber, best known for his 2010 hit son “Baby,” after laying hundreds of charges against a man pretending to be the star online. Specifically, the man is accused of tricking young victims from overseas into sending him explicit images. READ MORE HERE
PENNSYLVANIA – Former Life University wrestling coach Ron Gorman faces 261 child sex charges, including 36 counts of child rape. Gorman, 51, is from Pennsylvania. He once worked there as a youth wrestling coach. The alleged incidents date to 2006 and involve multiple children, records show. One, a former athlete who is now 20 years old, told police he was 10 when the alleged abuse began. He said he was 15 when it ended. READ MORE HERE
British police are warning parents about the dangers of a sick social media ‘game’ that’s said to be responsible for hundreds of teenage suicides in Russia. The ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ encourages at-risk participants to take part in a series of tasks like cutting themselves every day for 50 days. They are then instructed to kill themselves on the final day of the sick ‘challenge’. READ MORE HERE
FLORIDA – A couple have been charged with more than 300 counts each of child sex abuse involving 11 biological, adopted and foster children, some younger than 12. Daniel Spurgeon, 47, and his 52-year-old wife, Jenise Spurgeon, were arrested in Cape Coral, Florida, on outstanding warrants stemming from an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual abuse in Florence, Alabama, where the couple had lived years earlier. According to the Florence Police Department, in July 2016, detectives in Alabama were contacted by their counterparts in Florida about abuse allegation involving the Spurgeons and 10 of their children, which sparked an investigation into their past conduct. READ MORE HERE
The man had previously been convicted of sexually abusing children in Switzerland
A Swiss man will go on trial this month on allegations he sexually abused more than 80 boys — some as young as nine — in Thailand. The unnamed man is accused of taking thousands of pornographic pictures of the boys, molesting some of them and pushing some into prostitution, prosecutors in the western Swiss canton of Fribourg said in a statement. The abuse is alleged to have taken place since 2001. The man will go before the Gruyere criminal court on charges of human trafficking, encouraging prostitution, sexual acts with children and child pornography, prosecutors said. READ MORE HERE
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