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Amber Alert: Delano Wilson

Posted by Sandra On August - 31 - 2014 Comments Off


amber29n-3-webDelano was last seen on August 27, 2014 at approximately 12:02 p.m. He may be in the company of an adult male and female. They may be traveling in a 2000-2003 blue 4-door Ford Taurus. Delano was last seen wearing a dark blue onesie.

Family offers $10,000 reward for missing baby 

Delano Wilson Abducted From Father at Gunpoint 

Delano Wilson missing: Police search for Indianapolis infant

Baby boy abducted ‘in extreme danger’


Male Pediatric Nurse Arrested for Molesting 2-MO Foster Baby

Posted by Sandra On August - 31 - 2014 Comments Off

Hundreds of pictures and videos of children found on hard drives and CDs

1409222838642_Image_galleryImage_michael_william_lutts_booA paediatric nurse in San Diego, California has been charged with molesting his two-month-old foster child. Michael William Lutts, 50, pleaded not guilty in federal court yesterday to a charge of sexually exploiting a child, said Darrell Foxworth, an FBI spokesman in San Diego. Court documents graphically tell of how Lutts allegedly groped the boy’s genitals while masturbating, videoing the whole event. And pictures show the boy still had his hospital tag attached to his leg as he was being abused. The documents say that Lutts then taped himself again a week later, masturbating in his living room with the baby nearby. He began molesting the boy on the day he was given custody of him, and recorded images and video on a phone that was seized during a search at his College Grove home on Tuesday, an FBI agent stated in the criminal complaint. READ MORE HERE

School Principal and Catholic Brother Accused of Molesting Boys

Posted by Sandra On August - 31 - 2014 Comments Off

article-0-20E204D600000578-365_634x424A Catholic brother and former school principal has been charged with a string of child sex offences dating back to the 1970s and 1980s. Investigators will allege David Standen, 65, molested five 12-year-old-boys at St Patrick’s College in Goulburn between 1978 and 1980 while he was a teacher at the private school. Police arrested Brother Standen at Sydney Airport on August 19. He was principal at St Mary’s Cathedral College in inner-city Sydney for 10 years before he retired in 2010. READ MORE HERE

Education Chief Linked to Asian Sex Gang Scandal

Posted by Sandra On August - 31 - 2014 Comments Off

article-2738491-20EBB6E400000578-840_306x423The Victorian Government is facing scrutiny for appointing a senior state education official who has been linked to a shocking child abuse scandal in northern England for a 16-year period. Between 1997 and 2013, children as young as 11 were sexually exploited by gangs of men – most of them of Pakistani origin. At least 1,400 girls were left to be abused by Asian men because the authorities were too scared to admit there was a race issue. Police and council officials in Rotherham suppressed evidence of the crimes because they feared being labelled racist. READ MORE HERE

British Police Plan Mass Raids On Child Sex Gangs

Posted by Sandra On August - 31 - 2014 Comments Off
  • Police have collated a list of child abuse suspects across the country
  • At least 180 men have been identified in the Manchester region alone 
  • A source said the scale of the operation ‘is almost beyond comprehension’

1409439184179_wps_5_BEST_QUALITY_AVAILABLE_UnPolice forces across Britain are poised to arrest hundreds of suspected child abusers as part of a massive crackdown on the grooming of vulnerable young girls. ‘Wave after wave’ of arrests will be made between now until Christmas in response to the ‘epidemic’ of child sexual exploitation that has haunted the nation for two decades. Police are confident that the raids will lead to scores of court cases across the country, with suspects facing charges of child abduction, rape, multiple rape and sexual assault.  In Greater Manchester alone, more than 180 suspects are set to be rounded up in an operation described by sources as a ‘day of reckoning’ for men who have tormented girls as young as ten. Raids are also scheduled to take place in the south of England within the next few weeks, with many others set to follow before the end of the year. READ MORE HERE

‘Sons of Guns’ Actor Charged With Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On August - 27 - 2014 Comments Off

‘Sons of Guns’ canceled after star William Hayden charged with child rape

hayden“Sons of Guns” has been canceled in the wake of cast member Will Hayden being charged with molesting his now 12-year-old daughter. “Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of ‘Sons of Guns’ and cancel the series,” a Discovery Channel rep told TMZ Wednesday. READ MORE HERE

‘Sons of Guns’ Star — Daughter: He Took My Virginity

School Bus Driver Charged With Rape, Child Porn

Posted by Sandra On August - 27 - 2014 Comments Off

4579509_GThe Oklahoma County District Attorney filed charges against a bus driver for the Edmond school district accused of rape and possessing child pornography. Scott Keith Jepson, 32, faces eight charges, including rape, possessing and distributing child pornography, lewd acts with children under 16, and indecent exposure. Jepson was arrested after an 8-year-old told a CARE Center counselor that Jepson touched him inappropriately twice in the same day. The victim told his mother the incident happened in their home during the summer of 2013. READ MORE HERE

Estimated 1,400 Children Were Sexually Exploited in Rotherham, England

Posted by Sandra On August - 27 - 2014 Comments Off

downloadThey found her in the back of a car, drunk. She was with a man who was found with pornographic photos of her on his phone. She was 12. This child, only known as Child H, is just one of an estimated 1,400 children who were sexually exploited in Rotherham, England, between 1997 and 2013, according to a new report. Like many others, Child H was identified by authorities for being at risk of sexual exploitation at a young age. At the age of 11, she reported to police that she and another child had been sexually assaulted at the hands of adult men. READ MORE HERE

Former U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Employee Convicted of Child Porn

Posted by Sandra On August - 27 - 2014 Comments Off

hhs-logo-1The former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was convicted by a federal jury in the District of Nebraska today of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography, and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography in connection with his membership in a child pornography website. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg of the District of Nebraska and Special Agent in Charge Thomas R. Metz of the FBI’s Omaha Division made the announcement. Timothy DeFoggi, 56, formerly of Germantown, Maryland, is the sixth individual to be convicted as part of an ongoing investigation targeting three child pornography websites.   The three websites were run by a single administrator, who has since been convicted in the District of Nebraska of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise in connection with his administration of the sites. READ MORE HERE

Daycare Children Duct Taped Still At Naptime

Posted by Sandra On August - 27 - 2014 Comments Off

In June, a teacher at Heart2Heart Montessori School snapped pictures of toddlers strapped with duct tape to a nap mat 

1409152246202_wps_2_A_Parker_County_Texas_dayDistressing photos show a toddler boy strapped to his nap cot at a Texas daycare that is currently under investigation for child abuse. The saddening photos were taken at Heart2Heart Montessori Cchool by teacher Hannah Tidwell, who witnessed facility owner Pamela Decker carrying out the abusive act on a 2-year-old boy. Tidwell then sent the pictures to the boy’s parents, Kristi and Brad Galbraith, saying their son was one of two boys and a little girl restrained during nap time. The Star-Telegram reports that when Tidwell confronted Decker about the act, she said: ‘Do not say anything about this. I know this [is] illegal but felt it was necessary.’ READ MORE HERE

Girl Escapes Kidnapper; Saw Another Child Bound In Car

Posted by Sandra On August - 27 - 2014 Comments Off

Girl told police she saw another child bound in back of alleged suspect’s van

download (4)CHICAGO — Chicago police say they are investigating the alleged kidnapping attempt of an 11-year-old girl who reportedly says a man tried to force her into his van in Englewood Monday. The victim, who managed to escape, told police she saw another young girl inside the alleged suspect’s van with her hands and feet duct-taped. The child allegedly told police the other girl was screaming for help.  READ MORE HERE

Couple Indicted Over Torture Death

Posted by Sandra On August - 25 - 2014 Comments Off

Gabriel-Fernandez-x400A Los Angeles-area woman and her boyfriend have pleaded not guilty to capital murder charges related to the 2013 death of her 8-year-old son, Gabriel Fernandez, who was routinely “abused, beaten, and tortured more severely than many prisoner of war,” according to a deputy district attorney who spoke to the Los Angeles Times. Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 30, and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguierre, 37, of Palmdale, Calif., are accused of torturing the child for eight months, calling him gay, beating him when he played with dolls, striking him with belts and baseball bats, forcing him to eat cat feces and his own vomit, dousing him in pepper spray, and locking him inside a cabinet with a sock stuffed in his mouth and refusing to let him out to use the bathroom, according to court records and testimony from the child’s older siblings.  READ MORE HERE

Miss Morocco Accused Of Child Porn, Human Trafficking

Posted by Sandra On August - 25 - 2014 Comments Off

download (2)The unidentified Moroccan beauty queen has reportedly been accused of funding a fake association that exploits homeless children in the production of child pornography, as well as using them as human shields in several political demonstrations and conflicts with the police. According to Egypt’s Yaoum7, the fake association that goes by the name “Biladi” or my country was co-founded by an American woman and her husband. The American couple are said to have stripped over 20 children and videotaped them naked in a minor pornographic production. READ MORE HERE

Licensed Child Care Provider Accused of Killing Toddler

Posted by Sandra On August - 25 - 2014 Comments Off

download (1)Mayor de Blasio pledged a “full investigation” Monday into the death of a toddler who died while in the apartment of a licensed child care giver in the Bronx over the weekend. Athena Skeeter, a 40-year-old child care professional licensed by the state, was charged with manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child in the Saturday death of Cardel Williamson, who suffered blunt force trauma to the head and torso, authorities said. READ MORE HERE

Mother Slammed Daughter’s Head Into The Wall

Posted by Sandra On August - 25 - 2014 Comments Off

Mother arrested after slamming daughter’s head into wall

lujanabigailOKLAHOMA CITY – A 25-year-old mother is being charged with child abuse after she allegedly slammed her child’s head against the wall. On Aug. 22, authorities were called to the Willow Cliff Apartments after a security guard was called to an apartment on a disturbance. When the security guard arrived, he says he noticed swelling on the child’s head. READ MORE HERE


Man Used ‘Sexsomnia’ As Reason for Molesting Child

Posted by Sandra On August - 25 - 2014 Comments Off

Jury Rejects “Sexsomnia” Claim

ruh-sexsominaCaleb Ruh, a 29-year-old Flagler County man accused two years ago of molesting a 7-year-old girl in his care, was found guilty of lewd and lascivious molestation in a jury trial that ended late this afternoon. Ruh faces life in prison and will be designated a sexual predator. He will be sentenced on Sept. 29 by Flagler County Circuit Judge J. David Walsh. Ruh was represented by public defender Regina Nunnally, who argued at trial that Ruh suffered from “sexsomnia” and committed the acts while asleep. READ MORE HERE

Nail Polish Developed That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

Posted by Sandra On August - 25 - 2014 Comments Off

downloadFour undergraduate students at North Carolina State University are attempting to produce a nail polish that will reveal the presence of “date rape drugs” such as Rohypnol and GHB by changing color in their presence. “With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger,” the Undercover Colors Facebook page says. “Through this nail polish and similar technologies, we hope to make potential perpetrators afraid to spike a woman’s drink because there’s now a risk that they can get caught,” the page continues. “In effect, we want to shift the fear from the victims to the perpetrators. We are Undercover Colors and we are the first fashion company empowering women to prevent sexual assault.”  READ MORE HERE

Special nail polish may help detect date-rape drugs

This nail polish may detect date-rape drugs – CNET

Child Death: Hot Car Homicide

Posted by Sandra On August - 23 - 2014 Comments Off

140730151350-01-benjamin-seitz-story-topThe Connecticut medical examiner has ruled the death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in his father’s car in July a homicide. The cause of Benjamin Seitz’s death was hyperthermia because of environmental exposure, the state medical examiner said on Wednesday. On July 7, Kyle Seitz was supposed to drop his son off at day care in Ridgefield, Connecticut, but the drop-off never occurred, his wife, Lindsey Rogers-Seitz told CNN last month. READ MORE HERE

Sisters Who Murdered Babies To Be Executed

Posted by Sandra On August - 23 - 2014 Comments Off

Notorious killer sisters, who kidnapped and murdered babies, to become first women executed in India

india-women-hanging.jpgRenuka Shinde was a poor teenage mother when she tried to steal a purse during a crowded festival at a temple in India. Caught in the act, Shinde feigned outrage and showed her accusers her young son. Would a thief take their child along, she asked. The crowd at the temple in Pune, 150 kilometres south-east of Mumbai, let her go. The experience spawned an idea in Shinde that would lead her and her sister to become India’s most notorious serial killers. READ MORE HERE

Mother Charged for Ignoring Daughter’s Sexual Abuse

Posted by Sandra On August - 23 - 2014 Comments Off

1408788319000-jacobwhiteFiling criminal charges against a mother for reportedly ignoring claims her daughter was sexually abused is a rare move and will require prosecutors to show exactly what warnings the mother was given, experts say. The Iowa Department of Human Services began investigating the Newton, Iowa woman after a doctor’s appointment revealed her 12-year-old daughter was pregnant, a police report shows. During the doctor visit, the girl told her mother, “I tried to tell you several times” about the abuse, the report said. READ MORE HERE

Britain Reports 300+ Rapes In Schools In 3-Years

Posted by Sandra On August - 23 - 2014 Comments Off

1408799242076_wps_4_Silhouette_shapeMore than 300 rapes were reported in British schools in three years, including a 12-year-old girl who was ‘stripped naked and raped by fellow pupils’. Police recorded a 40 per cent increase in the number of sex crimes reported to them between 2011 and 2013 – and more than half of the offenders were children. Easy access to online pornography is said to have driven the surge in abuse, according to the children’s charity NSPCC. READ MORE HERE

‘Teacher Of The Year’ Accused of Child Sex Abuse

Posted by Sandra On August - 23 - 2014 Comments Off

West Fargo teacherThe 2014 North Dakota teacher of the year has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Aaron Knodel, 35, had been on paid leave from his job as an English teacher at West Fargo high school since the investigation began in February. He faces five felony counts. Knodel began grooming the teen girl with text messages in December 2008, the student told police according to an affidavit cited by WDAY. She was a senior in his English class at the time. READ MORE HERE

Newborn Found In Dumpster

Posted by Sandra On August - 23 - 2014 Comments Off

downloadHIGHLAND PARK, Michigan – Highland Park Police are investigating the finding of a newborn baby boy Saturday morning. The woman who claimed she found the baby has been identified by police as the baby’s mother. Police tell us it happened about 10:45 a.m. According to police, a newborn baby boy was found near a dumpster. He was very healthy and was taken to Children’s hospital. READ MORE HERE

Attorney Charged With Child Rape Disbarred

Posted by Sandra On August - 22 - 2014 Comments Off

Former Walworth County state’s attorney jailed without bail

58747PIERRE – The South Dakota Supreme Court disbarred Christopher Jansen last week while he waits in jail without bail, accused of engaging in sex with boys younger than 13 and distributing pornographic images of some of his alleged acts. A document obtained Tuesday from the clerk’s office of the South Dakota Supreme Court shows Jansen submitted a statement of resignation to the disciplinary board of the State Bar. The Supreme Court accepted the resignation and disbarred him from practicing as an attorney and counselor at law in all of the courts of the state. The judgment cancels and revokes his license to practice law in South Dakota. READ MORE HERE

Couple Wanted for Abusing 2-YO Surrender to Police

Posted by Sandra On August - 22 - 2014 Comments Off

13910381-1408570724-640x360PIKEVILLE, N.C. — A 21-year-old woman and 27-year-old man wanted on child abuse charges surrendered to authorities late Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. According to investigators, Christian Amanda Tomeski and Thomas John Strickland, both of 2020 Rosson Drive in Pikeville, took Tomeski’s 2-year-old son to a pediatric clinic for treatment of bruises on his head, ears and neck. READ MORE HERE

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