DUNDALK, Md.- Caitlyn Virts is 11 years old, and police believe she is currently in the custody of her biological father, Timothy Virts. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall and 280 pounds. They are reportedly in a 1999 black Dodge Durango with Maryland tags: 5AJ4458. According to police, finding them may be a matter of life and death. ”We know he is not supposed to have this child, so we have good reason to be concerned about her safety,” says Elise Armacost, spokesperson for the Baltimore County Police. Custody issues may be the least of their concerns, however, as police found Caitlyn’s mother, 36-year-old Bobbie Joe Cortez dead in the family home in Dundalk at about 9 a.m. on Thursday morning. , She was murdered, but officers won’t confirm exactly how. READ MORE HERE
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Nebraska family in fear after teen beauty queen disappears
Authorities are searching for a teenage beauty queen who vanished at at 8:37 p.m. Sunday (03/02/2014) without a trace after she took out the trash at her Bellevue, Nebraska home. Michaela Wells, 16, had just spent the day shopping with her mother for the gown she’d wear in the upcoming USA National Pageant in Florida. ”She couldn’t be happier,” Theresa Norris, her mother, told FoxNews.com. “Shecouldn’t get a smile off her face because she was also asked out [on a date].”
Norris explained that her daughter was planning to attend a high school “military ball” for students involved with the junior ROTC program. Wells told her grandmother, who was visiting at the time, that she was going to take out the trash from her Bellevue, Neb., home. ”It usually takes her 10 minutes,” she said.
Time passed at the family began to panic. The teen’s dad drove through the neighborhood and the mom called friends. It was late Sunday night and the girl was last seen at about 8:30 p.m. Norris said her daughter was not dressed for the weather and even left her cell phone inside the house. ”Her friends are in shock as some of them had just talked to her the afternoon before she vanished to make plans for the week,” Norris said in a Facebook post.
A police spokeswoman said the teen was entered in the database as a missing juvenile, the newspaper reported. Bellevue police do not believe that a pageant winner who was reported missing Monday was taken against her will, but the girl’s parents do.
Wells is home schooled and has a USA National Miss Pageant scheduled for June. According to a Nebraska State fair biography, the teen has used her crown to promote awareness of her younger brother’s disease called Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome. Wells, the 2013 winner of the USA National Miss Nebraska Teen competition, is about 5’6” tall, weighs 120 pounds, has long brown hair and brown eyes. She was last wearing blue jeans, black slip on pumps, black tank top with teal overshirt and a red floor length coat with fur around the hood..
If you have any information please contact the Bellevue Police Department at (402) 293-3100 or 911.
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Day 4 of search for escaped sex offender Eric Eugene Hartwell, GPS ankle bracelet cut off Friday
DENVER – Today is day four of the search for convicted child rapist who cut off his GPS bracelet and disappeared in Denver. Eric Eugene Hartwell, 51, was convicted of raping a child in 1991 and attempted indecent liberties in 1996. According to the state sex offender registry, he is registered in Denver at 2765 S. Federal Blvd., unit 307. That address corresponds to an Independence House location where offenders live.
On Monday, the U.S. Marshals Service said they have received about a dozen tips about Hartwell, but they have not yet found him. ”Yesterday, a federal arrest warrant was issued and the United States Marshals Service is actively seeking Hartwell,” said Charlie Ahmad of the U.S. Marshals Service. ”We believe him to be extremely violent. We are bringing significant resources to bear and we need the public’s help to get Eric Hartwell in custody as quickly as possible,” Ahmad added.
Anyone with information on Hartwell’s whereabouts is asked to called the United States Marshals Service’s 24-hour tipline at 1-877-WANTED2. A reward is being offered for information leading to his capture. He is wanted for violating both state and federal parole conditions. ”Hartwell is known as a violent sexual offender who preys on young females. Hartwell is known to change appearance frequently by growing facial hair,” according to a federal wanted poster. Hartwell is described as a white man who is 6-feet-2-inches tall and weighs 205 pounds. He has blue eyes, blond or strawberry-blond hair and has a tattoo on his right hand. READ MORE HERE
Charley Hollin is wanted for kidnapping and child molestation. On January 20, 1999, a ten-year-old female resident of Seymour, Indiana, was allegedly abducted at knife point outside a local girl’s club and later sexually assaulted. After the molestation occurred, Hollin reportedly made the victim leave the car naked, and her clothes were thrown out of the car after her.
On February 3, 2000, an arrest warrant was issued for Charley Hollin in the state of Indiana, Jackson County, for two counts of confinement and three counts of child molesting. Additionally, on April 5, 2007, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, District of Indiana, after Hollin was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Charley Hollin.
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RECALL ALERT: Graco Recalling Nearly 3.8M Child Car Seats
Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. But the company has drawn the ire of federal safety regulators who say the recall should include another 1.8 million rear-facing car seats designed for infants. The recall covers 11 models sold from 2009 through 2013 by Graco Children’s Products Inc. of Atlanta. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration warned that the problem could make it “difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire or other emergency.” READ MORE HERE
ROGER ALAN GIESE WANTED BY FBI: USE CAUTION
Roger Alan Giese is wanted for his alleged involvement in sexual activity with a 13-year-old boy in Buena Park, California. In 1998, when Giese was a choir director, he met the victim and befriended his family. Giese was able to move into the victim’s home and the sex acts allegedly took place until 2002. Giese was arrested in 2002, but he was released on bond pending trial. From 2002 until 2007, Giese appeared in court as scheduled. However, Giese failed to appear for his pre-trial motions hearing on March 12, 2007, and the next day, he failed to appear for jury selection.
Giese was charged with lewd acts with a child and penetration with a foreign object by the Central Justice Center, County of Orange, State of California, and a state warrant was issued on March 12, 2007, for his arrest. A federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Central District of California, on March 16, 2007, after Giese was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.
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Children abused by teachers at kindergarten in Vietnam
Horrific child abuse caught on tape! WARNING: This video contains images that are not suitable for children! Viewer discretion is advised. (*Trigger Warning*) NOTE: Both kindergarten teachers in this video were arrested by police, prosecuted, and received 3-year prison sentences.
UPDATE 1/31/14: Donald Francis McLeod was finally apprehended in St. Clair County, MI!! We are personally working with the victim’s mother to help get justice!!
MICHIGAN FUGITIVE: DONALD FRANCIS MCLEOD
The Port Huron Police department is looking for a suspect who allegedly sexually abused a girl over the course of several years. Lt. Duane Loxton said the allegations were reported in July and officers have been investigating Donald Francis McLeod since. McLeod is wanted on three counts of criminal sexual conduct first-degree, delivery of controlled substance to a minor and as four time habitual offender. READ MORE HERE
Anyone with information about McLeod or any other crimes is asked to call CAPTURE at (810) 987-6688 or by going to www.porthuronpolice.org. A reward of up to $1,000 is available if an arrested is made based on your tip.
Riverside Police Seek Public’s Help in Search for 2 Missing Girls
Riverside police asked for the public’s help Monday in locating two missing girls who were believed to have run away. Raylynn Bolt, 12, and Diana Tourdot, 14, were initially reported as having last been seen late Saturday night around midnight at Tourdot’s house, according to a news release from the Riverside Police Department. “The girls are friends and one was spending the night at the other’s home,” authorities stated in the release. “Extensive efforts have been made by police, family and friends to locate the two girls with no success.” READ MORE HERE
AR WEAR Invents “Anti-Rape” Underwear
We developed this product so that women and girls could have more power to control the outcome of a sexual assault. We wanted to offer some peace of mind in situations that cause feelings of apprehension, such as going out on a blind date, taking an evening run, “clubbing”, traveling in unfamiliar countries, and any other activity that might make one anxious about the possibility of an assault.
We believe that the tools of self-defense currently available are not effective in many common settings of sexual assault. Training in martial arts or products such as pepper spray, tear gas, stun guns, etc. can only help if the potential victim is extremely alert and bold when an attack occurs. Worse still, products of self-defense can be taken from the victim and used against her.
We read studies reviewing the statistics of resisting assault, whether by forceful or non-forceful means. We learned that resistance increases the chance of avoiding a completed rape without making the victim more likely to be physically injured. We concluded that an item of clothing that creates an effective barrier layer can allow women and girls to passively resist an attacker, in addition to any other form of resistance they may be able to carry out at the time of an assault.
Our goal is to offer a wide range of wearable items, which will include assorted types and styles of underwear, running shorts, traveling shorts, etc., suitable for different situations and the styles of individual users. The challenge was to design products that can be worn comfortably while still being able to frustrate an assault effectively. The garments must be very difficult for someone else to remove by either force or stealth (in situations where the victim cannot resist because she has had too much to drink, was drugged, or is asleep). They needed to be resistant to pulling, tearing and cutting while being comfortable to wear during normal activities and, as in the case of underwear, fit smoothly under form-fitting outer clothing…and we think we’ve developed that!
The investigation into the disappearance of Mikaeel Kular has been wide-ranging and fast moving. As a result of enquiries the body of a young child was recovered in Fife just before midnight. We strongly believe this to be the body of Mikaeel. A person has been detained in connection with the recovery of the body and members of Mikaeel’s family have been informed of the recovery. READ MORE HERE
‘Swiss Cheese Pervert’ On The Loose In Mayfair, Pennsylvania
The Mayfair Town Watch of Mayfair, Penn., posted a warning on Facebook Thursday that residents should “please be aware of the Swiss Cheese Pervert!” The suspect in question allegedly drives around town “exposes himself to women” and “offers them money to watch him put swiss cheese on his privates.” The group also posted a photo of the suspect. READ MORE HERE
Police are still looking for Heather Elvis, 20, missing since 12/18
Reward issued for Tampa man in sex assault of minor
TAMPA – A $5,000 reward has been issued for a Tampa man wanted for the sexual assault of a minor. Christopher L. Jones, 37, is registered as a violent sex offender in the state of Florida and is required to wear an electronic GPS on his ankle. Police said Jones cut off his ankle monitoring system before fleeing to avoid being arrested on charges of sexual battery to a minor under the age of 12 and lewd and lascivious molestation of a family member. READ MORE HERE
Dreamcatchers for Abused Children would like to take a moment to reflect upon our accomplishments in 2013. We couldn’t be more proud of our staff, board, sponsors, community partners and our followers who make our work possible. We will continue to be a voice for our children and strive for nonprofit excellence for ourselves and our colleagues in the sector. This 2013 Year in Review is intended to provide you with a snapshot of our community work over the past year. We are pleased to present these highlights of our recent work…
HORRY COUNTY, SC – Monday, Horry County Police and the Department of Natural Resources continue searching the area around Peachtree Landing in Socastee for 20-year-old Heather Elvis, who went missing last week, officials confirmed. Heather Elvis’s family set up a Facebook page, and put out a poster offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the closure of the case and her location. On Monday, a family friend of the Elvis’s added $10,000 to the reward. READ MORE HERE
An amber alert has been issued for a four-year-old Georgia boy after police found his mother seriously injured and her child missing on Thursday. The mother, who has not been named, was found apparently beaten or strangled in the bedroom of her Roswell apartment. Her son, Jesus, was missing and police believe he has been taken by his father, Carlos Alberto Dominguez, and could be in danger. READ MORE HERE
Mother devastated as 20-year-old son is revealed to be John Doe who ‘raped children on video uploaded to the internet from his cell phone’
A small Louisiana town is in shock and an unsuspecting mother is reeling after her 20-year-old son was revealed to be suspected child pornographer. Sherrie Nixon of the little town of Quitman was caught completely off guard Monday when federal authorities arrested her son Chris Nixon just four hours after their Manhunt began. ‘It’s really hard for me to deal with this right now,’ said the weeping mother of an accused child predator. READ MORE HERE
Enrique Huerta-Ruiz, 85, is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child younger than 13
An 85-year-old man’s sex assault trial has begun despite him having fled the country. Enrique Huerta-Ruiz was last seen more than two weeks ago, but his trial for repeatedly sexually assaulting a young child began Monday in Suburban Chicago. Mr Huerta-Ruiz is accused of continuously sexually assaulting a child younger than 13 for six years beginning in 2004, according to the Chicago Tribune. READ MORE HERE
DO YOU KNOW WHO THIS CHILD IS?
This video was brought to our attention via Facebook. It shows a toddler girl being beaten by another child while an ADULT instructs her to beat her and video tapes the incident. No one seems to know WHO the child being beaten is, and we are asking for the pubic’s help in helping to identify her, along with all the others involved. VIEW VIDEO HERE (Warning: Graphic and Disturbing)
Please sign the petition to help block his parole
Shane Partin stalked and eventually killed 15-year-old Cassandra Blondheim. While a dying Cassandra lay on the floor begging for help Partin then held those trying to help her at bay with a knife. After his arrest, rather than taking responsibility for his crime, he blamed his actions on “evil spirits”. Partin now wants to be freed after serving the bare minimum of his 15-year to Life sentence. Releasing Shane Partin would be a complete injustice to Cassandra Blondheim and would demean his cruelty to her. In addition, releasing Partin would pose an incredible risk to the young girl or woman who becomes his next obsession. In order to further the interests of justice and protect society, and due to senseless and violent nature of Partin’s crime, we urge the Ohio Parole Board to give Partin the maximum continuance of 10 years before his next parole hearing. READ MORE AND SIGN PETITION HERE
WASHINGTON – A terrifying new ‘game’ that’s already caused deaths in Syracuse, St. Louis and New Jersey is sweeping the nation, and it preys upon unsuspecting people walking the streets, anywhere. A recent report from New York-based CBS 2 shed light on the growing trend, displaying unsettling footage of teens participating in this game – which goes by the name ‘Knockout’ – and involves randomly targeting passersby, with the ultimate goal being to knock them out with one punch as they walk by. READ MORE HERE
New Kinect Xbox Sees Genitalia Almost Like TSA Scanners
There is concern about the privacy of the new gaming Kinect Xbox. The Kinect device, to be sold in combination with the XBox One, has the ability to map out in high-definition the shape of genitalia, which could ultimately be exploited by hackers and perverts to gain access to images of children, according to Infowars.
“The NSA has worked deals with most of technology companies like Microsoft and Google to spy on Americans. There is no reason not to believe that the Kinect Xbox isn’t connected to the NSA spying database and the NSA is mapping these Xbox images from your home to their database,” said an engineer who helped develop one of the largest gaming web sites. “It could be that Microsoft uses the camera technology in low quality mode but has ability for even higher quality images. We don’t know.”
Many parents are uncomfortable with possible strangers or the NSA taking pictures of their family in the living room and even more so with the Kinect Xbox seeing genitalia like the unconstitutional TSA scanners. READ MORE HERE
Wanted for attempted murder, child abuse and drug smuggling
One is a double killer, others are wanted for crimes such as attempted murder and drug smuggling. These are the faces of Britain’s most dangerous fugitives believed to be basking in the sunshine of the ‘Costa del Crime’. Yesterday the National Crime Agency and Crimestoppers released this rogues’ gallery of their 13 most wanted criminals and suspects thought to be hiding out in Spain. READ MORE HERE
The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance to stop a child predator. The individual we are seeking is currently known only as John Doe 27. Video of the man engaging in sexually explicit activities with a child were discovered online in April 2013 by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), and those images are still circulating in child pornography forums across the Internet. The video shows a glimpse of John Doe 27, which investigators hope will lead to his identification—and the recovery of the exploited child. “These types of individuals typically don’t stop with one victim,” said Special Agent Shanna Daniels, who is investigating the case. “That’s why we need to catch him before other children are victimized.” READ MORE HERE
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