A $50,000 reward was expected to be announced Tuesday in the case of 2-year-old Edwin Vargas who was allegedly kidnapped by his father on May 23, according to the LAPD. The toddler was last seen sitting in his mother’s van on a street in Boyle Heights while she ran up to her sister’s house to pick up another child, Officer Norma Eisenman with Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations said. READ MORE HERE
Archive for the ‘Important Info’ Category
The Internet is a place filled with so much knowledge and entertainment, that you would not be able to come close to seeing even half of it in your lifetime. Everybody should have access to this wonderful tool of information, from young ones to older ones alike. A massive amount of the information available is obviously not age appropriate for younger ones. How do you keep your children safe online?
With the advent of Internet enabled devices, such as tablets, smartphones and media players that provide a variety of activities and education opportunities for young people, just how important is it to be aware of what these devices are capable of? How you can communicate with your child to assist them in using this technology in both a safe and a positive manner? READ MORE HERE
National organization searching for missing teen
GREENVILLE, S.C. —The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has released a flier in hopes of finding a missing teen from Greenville. The organization said Amber Proctor, 16, has been missing from Greenville since May 2. She is 5’4 and weighs 120 pounds with brown eyes. READ MORE HERE
MT. CLEMENS, Michigan -The man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend’s two year old son was found guilty Tuesday. Ronald Anthony DiMambro Jr. was found guilty of First Degree Felony Murder and First Degree Child Abuse in the death of 2-year-old Damian Sutton. Closing arguments in the case wrapped up in the afternoon a jury took about 30 minutes to come to the decision. READ MORE HERE
It was a cool spring morning on Saturday, May 14, 2011, when Alana Anderson received the news every mother fears most. Her daughter Amy was dead, a victim of suicide. Amy’s body was found in a hotel room. Police say she had apparently used a knife. The blow was devastating to Alana. Even though Amy’s pain was now over, Alana’s was only beginning. The worst-case scenario was about to take on a whole new depth: the search was just beginning to find Amy’s son, Alana’s grandson, 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen. The little boy, it seems, had vanished without a trace. READ MORE HERE
Rebecca Sue Gelhausen’s Story
Rebecca Sue Gelhausen was abducted and murdered
James Cooper was out on bond for raping one young girl and he was going to be certain his next victim could not talk. He then kidnapped, sexually assaulted and brutally murdered Rebecca Sue “Becky” Gelhausen. In 40 years Cooper never shown any remorse or taken responsibility for his actions. James Cooper caught a huge break when his death sentence was overturned after the death penalty was ruled unconstitutional and that should be his only break. Cooper is serial child rapist, a child killer, and an animal who is right where he belongs, in a cage. Releasing James Cooper at any point who be a complete injustice to Becky Gelhausen and her family and would demean his cruelty to her. In addition releasing Cooper would pose a profound and imminent risk to the community, especially to young girls. Based on the horrific nature of James Cooper’s crimes, his complete lack of remorse, and his refusal to take any responsibility for his actions, we believe Cooper should receive the maximum continuance of ten years at all future parole hearing and should remain in prison until the day he dies. READ MORE & SIGN THE PETITION TO BLOCK HIS PAROLE HERE
WANTED BY THE FBI: REX C. REICHERT
Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution – Criminal Attempt With Intent to Commit The Crime of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Criminal Solicitation With the Intent of Promoting or Facilitating the Commissions of the Crime of Involuntary Sexual Intercourse, Indecent Assault, Corruption of a Minor, Endangering the Welfare of Children
REX C. REICHERT
|Photograph taken in 1984||Photograph taken in 1963||Photograph age enhanced in 2011|
Scars and Marks:
|Reichert is skilled in electronics, specifically musical equipment. He has been known to wear wire-rimmed glasses and have his hair in a ponytail. Reichert may travel to Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Canada, and Europe.|
Rex C. Reichert is wanted for the alleged sexual abuse of two juvenile males, ages fourteen and ten, over a two-year period at his apartment in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Reichert had cared for the boys while a relative was receiving medical treatment. The boys also visited him on weekends and accompanied him on camping trips. On September 28, 1990, Reichert was charged with criminal attempt with intent to commit the crime of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, criminal solicitation with the intent of promoting or facilitating the commissions of the crime of involuntary sexual intercourse, indecent assault, corruption of a minor, and endangering the welfare of children by the Collegeville Police Department, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and a state warrant was issued for his arrest. On March 31, 1992, a federal arrest warrant was obtained for Reichert after he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Most Wanted alleged child rapist captured after 3 years
NASHVILLE, TN -A man wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for nearly three years was captured in Wilmington, North Carolina this week. Stephen Beck, 43, was added to the Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive list in July of 2011 after he failed to appear in court in Wilson County. Beck was due in court to enter a plea deal or set a trial date on charges stemming from his August 2010 arrest on dozens of rape and sex-related charges. READ MORE HERE
Molly Miller, 17, went missing on the night of July 7, 2013
The events surrounding the summer night of July 7, 2013, remain a complete mystery. Oklahoma teenager Molly Miller was out with her friends, Colt Haynes and James Conn Nipp, when things turned very wrong. The Honda Accord Nipp was driving allegedly spun out in front of police. Authorities say Nipp then led them on a high speed chase down country roads, flying at over 120 mph, swerving into an oncoming lane, and eventually turning his headlights off, according to court documents. READ MORE HERE
T.J. White, 20, awarded the million-dollar settlement from Alaska Office of Child Services
An Alaskan abuse victim who was beaten with a shovel and left to sleep outside by his adoptive parents more than a decade ago has won a $1 million settlement from state social services. T.J White, 20, was awarded the sum on Friday following Alaska’s Office of Child Services decision to place him with Anchorage couple Patrick and Sherry Kelley in 2001 – despite repeated complaints from his immediate family about abuse. The Kelley’s were jailed in 2004 for 17 months for the treatment they dished out to T.J over three years, which included breaking his arm and keeping him outside for so long he had to endure maggots infesting open wounds. READ MORE HERE
GOSHEN, Indiana — Elkhart County police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man accused of child molestation. Police are seeking Scott Edward Culver, 50. He is described as a white male approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing around 165 pounds. According to a posting on the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page, Culver was last known to live in Goshen. However, there is a warrant out for Culver’s arrest and he may have left the state. READ MORE HERE
Police said that anyone with information about Culver’s location can contact police by calling 574-533-4151
Transporting a Minor in Foreign Commerce With Intent to Engage in Sexual Activity; Tampering With a Witness/Victim; First Degree Rape; Possession of Child Pornography
WANTED: JOSE GUSTAVO BADILLO
Jose Gustavo Badillo is wanted for allegedly raping and molesting a minor female over the course of several years, beginning approximately in 1998. On September 1, 2005, the District Court of the 20th Judicial District, State of Oklahoma, issued an arrest warrant after Badillo was charged with first degree rape. Badillo was charged federally on September 19, 2005, with transporting a minor in foreign commerce with intent to engage in sexual activity, and tampering with a federal witness/victim. In addition, on February 23, 2006, United States District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, issued an arrest warrant for Badillo relating to a charge of possession of child pornography.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Jose Gustavo Badillo. If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Field Office: Oklahoma City
FBI agents from Houston are spearheading an international probe to determine how many students at elite private schools in nine countries fell victim to a teacher who authorities contend was a serial predator for more than four decades. The local agents went public with their investigation Tuesday, saying they may never know how many victims William James Vahey exploited during a global career that began in 1972 after he stopped registering for a molestation conviction in California. A thumb drive holds photos that show he had at least 90 victims since 2008 alone, according to the Houston FBI agents who are leading the ongoing global probe to find his victims as well as determine the extent of his crime. READ MORE HERE
Tulsa Police Seek Most Wanted For Child Abuse
TULSA, Oklahoma -Tulsa Police are looking for two suspected child abusers at the top of their most wanted list. Police say Rosa Taylor and Tony Davis are both wanted on felony warrants with two counts for child abuse. The 35-year-old Taylor is described as a black female with brown eyes and black hair. They say she is 5-feet-1-inch tall and about 130 pounds. READ MORE HERE
National manhunt for Minnesota minister, 52, ‘who raped underage girls for nearly a decade’
Officers have launched a massive search – stretching from Minnesota to Washington – for a minister who allegedly raped underage girls for nearly a decade after claiming it was God’s word. Victor A. Barnard, 52, is on the run after authorities in Pine County, Minnesota announced he faces 59 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving two former members of his sect – although he could face more if other alleged victims come forward. READ MORE HERE
Well-known murder suspect added to FBI’s most-wanted list
Nearly four decades ago, police say, a State Department Foreign Service officer named Bradford Bishop unleashed a series of vicious attacks inside his Bethesda home. His mother, his wife and his three young sons — all beaten to death with a small sledgehammer. While it was still dark, Bishop loaded the bodies into the family’s maroon Chevy station wagon, police say, drove 275 miles to a swampy and wooded part of North Carolina, dug a shallow grave and set the corpses on fire. Then, he disappeared. READ MORE HERE
See the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List
Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution – Murder With a Blunt Instrument
WILLIAM BRADFORD BISHOP, JR.
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC — Orangeburg County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man wanted for child abuse. Michael Anthony McClellan, 24, is wanted on charges of Children/Legal custodian, unlawful neglect of child or helpless person. “Officers were called to the Regional Medical Center around 10:45 a.m. March 25 because a two-year-old had been injured, Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “The initial investigation indicated a two-year-old and four-year-old were jumping on a bed when the two-year-old was injured.” READ MORE HERE
Evenflo has recalled select 2011-2014 car seats and booster seats due to bad buckles. The company says these models use a harness crotch buckle, which can become lodge in place over time making it difficult to get the child out of the seat. Evenflo says it has received no injury reports in connection with the use of the buckle on the seats being recalled.
Affected seats are as follows:
- Momentum 65, Momentum 65 LX and Momentum 65 DLX with model number prefix 385; manufactured March 4, 2013 – Aug. 26, 2013
- Chase, Chase LX and Chase Select with model number prefix 306; manufactured June 12, 2012 – Oct. 3, 2013
- Chase LX and Chase DLX with model number prefix 329; manufactured Aug. 23, 2011 – March 3, 2014
- Maestro and Maestro Performance with model number prefix 310; manufactured Aug. 22, 2011 – Oct. 17, 2013
- Symphony 65, Symphony 65 E3, Symphony LX, Symphony DLX and Snugli All-in-One with model number prefix 345 or 346; manufactured Oct. 2, 2012 – Aug. 26, 2013
- Titan 65 and SureRide DLX with model number prefix 371; manufactured June 20, 2012 – Oct. 17, 2013
- Secure Kid LX, Secure Kid DLX, Secure Kid 100, Secure Kid 300, Secure Kid 400 and Snugli Booster with model number prefix 308; manufactured Dec. 13, 2011 – March 3, 2014
ICE launches national cyber safety campaign to help protect kids from online sexual predators
Goal of Project iGuardian – teach young people to ‘think before you click’
MISSION VIEJO, California – Determined to curb the escalating number of children falling prey to sexual predators online, representatives from federal and local law enforcement, along with a leading children’s advocacy organization, announced Tuesday the launch of Project iGuardian, a first-of-its-kind national cyber safety campaign spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). READ MORE HERE
FBI Needs Public’s Assistance in Identifying Child Sexual Predator
The FBI has released enhanced photos of a suspected child predator and is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man. He is an unknown male, known only as John Doe 28. Images and video of John Doe 28 were obtained that show sexual exploitation of a child. The images and video were recorded by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2012. READ MORE HERE
Three deaths in the UK have been linked to NekNomination
Youngest victim of Facebook drinking craze… a girl of NINE: Vodka and whisky cocktail puts her in hospital
A girl aged nine has become the youngest victim of the NekNomination drinking craze (in the U.S. it has been called the 24-hour drinking challenge). Rhiannon Scully was hospitalized after downing a cocktail of vodka and whisky, egged on by her friends who had seen similar stunts on Facebook. She was found riding home ‘all over the place’ on her electric scooter and still in her school uniform by her horrified mother, who picked her up and called an ambulance. Rhiannon later had to have her stomach pumped and was monitored overnight in hospital. READ MORE HERE
FBI search for murder suspect and missing child
ATLANTA, GA — The FBI is asking for your help as they search for a murder suspect and a missing child. Federal officials are searching for Kahlil Malik Tatum, who was charged with the murder of his wife in Washington, D.C. Authorities say Tatum fled D.C. and has ties to Atlanta. He is described as 5’7″ tall, weighing 170 pounds. Police say he has a distinctive tattoo on his left upper arm. READ MORE HERE
Timothy Johnson made a bank transaction in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on Monday, March 17. Last known whereabouts Clinton, TN. Tim drives a 1999 Chevy Chevy Silverado extended cab with the Indiana license plate of TK- 267LVZ.
WANTED POSTER READS:
Name: Timothy L. Johnson
Weight: 220 pounds
TIMOTHY JOHNSON IS WANTED BY THE U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE FOR 4 COUNTS OF CHILD MOLESTING. CHARGES ARE OUT OF HENRY COUNTY INDIANA. JOHNSON WAS LAST SEEN IN CLINTON, TN DRIVING A 1999 SILVER CHEVY EXTENDED CAB PICKUP INDIANA PLATES 267LVZ AND HAULING A WHITE 35? CAMPER INDIANA PLATE 878CQ.
JOHNSON IS TO BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION THAT WILL ASSIST LAW ENFORCEMENT PLEASE CONTACT THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE AT 1-800-336-0102 OR CALL 911 FOR YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
WANTED: HENRY ENRIQUEZ
Henry Enriquez is wanted for rape and gross sexual imposition in Cleveland, Ohio. These charges are based on Enriquez’s alleged sexual assault of a female victim who was under the age of 13 when the crimes occurred. The incidents took place in Lakewood, Ohio, from January 3, 1992 through May 31, 1992. On February 16, 1993, an arrest warrant was issued by the state of Ohio, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, after Enriquez was charged with rape and gross sexual imposition. Enriquez was also charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, and a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, on March 15, 1993.
On February 21, 1992, Anthony Kendall Dewater, a teacher’s aide at an elementary school in Salem, Oregon, was charged with nine counts of sexual abuse in the first degree for allegedly fondling multiple students over a six-month period. He was found guilty of seven of those counts in the Marion County Circuit Court for the State of Oregon on July 31, 1992. On November 2, 1992, the Marion County Circuit Court for the State of Oregon issued an arrest warrant for Dewater for failure to appear in the first degree. A complaint was authorized and a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, District of Oregon, Portland, Oregon, charging Dewater with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution on July 22, 1993. If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. READ MORE HERE ~ VIEW WANTED POSTER
Field Office: Portland
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