Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

Please note: All my writings and comments appear in bold italics in this colour

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Sickening Plea Deal; Retrial; Re-Arrest; Innocent Verdict Lead Today's USA PnP List

Bennington, VT, man convicted of child sexual assault

By Banner staff

BENNINGTON — A 35-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday of abusing three females over a three-year period, including molesting two minors.

A Bennington County jury convicted Titus Peters of all six charges handed to them for deliberation. Three were felony charges: repeated aggravated sexual assault on a child and two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. The rest were misdemeanor charges of voyeurism.

His original felony charge of second-degree unlawful restraint was dismissed by the prosecutor. A count of lewd and lascivious conduct was dismissed by Superior Court Judge William Cohen, who presided over the trial.

Authorities alleged that between 2014 and 2017, Peters molested two Bennington girls he knew. He was accused also of secretly photographing and filming them, as well as an 18-year-old. Deputy State's Attorney Alex Burke prosecuted the case, and defense attorney Jonathan Ward represented Peters.

Peters is due to be sentenced later this year, but a date has not been set. His felonies all carry potential life sentences; the penalties have been enhanced because he has three previous felony convictions in the state, according to court records.

He is detained at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland.

Pharr, TX man gets 30 years in prison on
child sexual assault charges
The Monitor

A Pharr man who a jury found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child was sentenced to 30 years in state prison, according to a news release from Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez’s office.

State District Judge Fernando Mancias, who presides over the 93rd state District Court, handed down the sentence last week on Abraham Arriaga Martinez.

The sentencing hearing came two months after a Hidalgo County jury found the 30-year-old man guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, the release read.

Arriaga Martinez, a Mexican national residing in Pharr, was originally arrested by Pharr police in May 2017, roughly a month after the alleged incident took place, jail records show.

Police were called to an elementary school in Pharr on April 25, 2017, after the victim’s mother reported that her son had made an outcry against Arriaga Martinez, who had access to the victim.

The woman told police that after returning from a trip to the hospital with her sick 2-year-old daughter, her son told her that Arriaga Martinez had touched him inappropriately on at least two occasions, the complaint against Arriaga Martinez read.

During the trial, the state was represented by lead prosecutor Marcela Saenz Salinas, an assistant district attorney in the Special Crimes Division; while ADA Denise Santa Ana served as co-counsel on the case stemming from the sexual assault of two young boys, the release read.

Galesburg, Ill, child sex, child porn cases
end in sweetheart plea deal 
By Robert Connelly 
The Register-Mail 

GALESBURG — A Galesburg man took a plea deal to resolve a child sex case last week.

Raymond E. Crockford, 62, West South Street, pleaded guilty June 17 to felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse to a victim under the age of 13. That happened instead of going to a jury trial last week.

He had two Class X felony counts (4th story on link) of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child dismissed in the negotiated disposition.

Crockford was sentenced to four years’ probation, given credit for 285 days already served in the Knox County jail and ordered to pay $2,422 in court costs. Further, the Galesburg man was ordered to register as a sex offender, seek treatment and will not be able to use social networking websites, among other items.

And did he get a gold watch to go with all that?

Crockford was arrested in September 2018 after an investigation by the Galesburg Police Department.

Retrial begins in Waco, TX, child sexual assault case

By TOMMY WITHERSPOON twitherspoon@wacotrib.com 

Testimony in the retrial of a former auto mechanic charged with sexually abusing two young family members is set to begin Wednesday morning.

Prosecutors Sydney Tuggle and Will Hix and defense attorneys Alan Bennett and Jessi Freud selected a 19th State District Court jury Monday to hear the case against 57-year-old Bryan Lacy Swisher, of Waco.

Swisher, who remains free on bond, is on trial on one count of continuous sexual abuse of young children and one count of indecency with a child by contact. He faces a minimum of 25 years in prison without parole and up to life if convicted on the first count.

Swisher's first trial in January ended in a mistrial when jurors deadlocked 11-1 for guilty after six hours of deliberations. The lone woman who was against conviction told other jurors she would never vote to convict someone of sexually assaulting a child because she knows someone convicted of a similar offense and she does not think he is guilty. The woman did not disclose that during jury selection, court officials said.

So, like, all pedophiles are the same?

The two girls, who are now 11 and 12, testified at Swisher's first trial that he sexually abused them. The older girl testified that the abuse started when she was 6 and ended after she reported it to her mother one day after church when she was 9.

The younger girl testified Swisher abused her on one or two occasions during her visits to his Wenz Avenue residence. She reported the abuse a week after the older girl reported it.

During the first trial, Bennett and Freud called a counselor at the older girl’s elementary school who testified that the girl once made a report about a teacher at the school that proved false. The allegation was not sexual in nature, and the girl was moved to another classroom, she said.

The counselor said the girl’s reputation for telling the truth is not good.

But you can always trust a pedophile to tell the truth!!!!!?????

If Swisher is convicted, he has elected to have Associate Judge David Hodges, not the jury, assess his punishment. Hodges is presiding over the trial in place of Judge Ralph Strother.

Court officials expect the trial to last through Thursday.

Adams Co., Ill, man appears in court for
alleged child sexual assault

An Adams County man appeared in court Tuesday morning in connection to an alleged sexual assault of a child.

Michael Bates, 23, was arrested on May 31 on an Adams County warrant, charging him with 1 count of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault on a victim under the age of 13.

Bates could serve up to 60 years if indicted (convicted?) of the Class X Felony.

Bates's bond was set for $100,000. He remains in the Adams County Jail.

He will reappear in court on Wednesday, July 3, at 9:30 a.m. for a status hearing to declare his council.

Adams Co., Ill

Texas jury finds Simpson not guilty on
child sexual assault charges

By Mary Madewell mary.madewell@theparisnews.com 

A Lamar County jury this afternoon found David Lee Simpson, 44, of Whitewright, not guilty on two counts of second degree felony sexual assault of a child.

The charges dated to January 2016, when Simpson was accused of (14th story on link) sexually assaulting his best friend's then 14-year-old stepdaughter. He was indicted March 24, 2016, and was free on a $75,000 bond.

Helper, UT, City Council member accused of sexual abuse


HELPER, Utah — A Helper City Council member was arrested and faces charges of burglary, trespass and forcible sexual abuse.

According to a statement of probable cause, Carbon County deputies were called to assist Helper City Police investigating a sexual assault case on June 10.

The deputies were requested because the man suspected of the abuse, Darren Cloward, is a Helper City Council Member.

Helper is a small town in Carbon County near Price.

A woman told investigators Cloward came to her home uninvited and touched her inappropriately through bed sheets. She said he had also come over earlier in the day and made suggestive comments about her.

During the earlier encounter Cloward was at the home to check on his daughter, who was playing with another child at the home. He had come to pick her up the second time.

The woman said Cloward had been drinking and had an alcoholic drink in his hand both times he came into her home without permission.

Police said Cloward admitted to going to the home twice but denied entering the downstairs area where the alleged abuse occurred. However, another witness at the home confirmed they saw the man go downstairs after another person told him the woman was down there changing.

Cloward was booked into jail and faces felony counts of forcible sexual abuse and burglary of a dwelling. He faces lesser counts of criminal trespass, making a false statement, and intoxication.

Chisholm, MN, man convicted of sexual abuse of child

Written By: News Tribune

A Chisholm man is facing decades in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing several minors over a period of years.

Seth Mars Reimer, 36, was convicted in Hibbing on June 19 of one count each of first-degree and second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim younger than 16.

The jury found Reimer not guilty of a third charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Two additional first-degree counts were dismissed.

"The strength and courage demonstrated by these victims in coming forward should be commended,” said Assistant St. Louis County Attorney Jeff Vlatkovich, who prosecuted the case. “As should the work of the Hibbing Police Department, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services, and the Sexual Assault Program of Northeast Minnesota. It takes the cooperation and dedication of all involved in order to hold offenders accountable in these cases.”

Reimer has a long criminal record in Minnesota dating back to at least 2002, including convictions for burglary, domestic assault, theft, making threats of violence, and drug possession and sales.

Reimer is set to be sentenced July 25.

30-year sentence in N.D. child sexual assault

By Joe Skurzewski 
Your News Leader

BISMARCK, N.D. – A U.S. District Judge has ordered a Belcourt man to serve 30 years in federal prison after being convicted of repeated sexual assault of a girl over a period of several years.

A federal jury convicted 30-year-old Calvin Delorme in March of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 12 years.

The victim told investigators in 2014 that Delorme abused her over several years when she was left in his care.

He’ll serve a lifetime of supervised release.

The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated the case.

Arrest warrant issued in child sexual abuse case
in Enid, OK
Cass Rains | Enid News & Eagle
ENID, Okla. — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 42-year-old Enid man charged last week with child sexual abuse.

Online court records show Tracy Layne Nelson was charged Thursday, June 20, 2019, with a felony charge accusing him of "willfully engaging in lewd and/or indecent acts" to a child between Aug. 19, 2012, and Aug. 19, 2015.

The crime is punishable by up to life imprisonment to a year in county jail and/or a fine of $500 to $5,000.

Bond on the warrant for Nelson's arrest was set at $50,000.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, on March 19, 2019, Enid Police Department Officer Jonathan Stadler took a report about an 11-year-old disclosing to her counselor she was molested by Nelson.

The girl was forensically interviewed at the Dearing House in Ponca City, and a video of the interview was viewed by EPD Detective Jeff Roche, according to the affidavit. In the interview, the girl said the first encounter with Nelson occurred when she was 5 years old.

She said she was sleeping on a couch when Nelson woke her up and told her to take off her clothes, according to the affidavit. The girl said she told Nelson no but Nelson removed his clothing and got into bed with her.

The girl said she went to her bedroom and went to sleep. She said she was awakened by Nelson, who was naked, and he got into bed on top of her, according to the affidavit. The girl said Nelson was kissing her, pulling off her clothing and kissing her body.

The girl also disclosed when she was 7 years old Nelson would grab her hand and try to force her to touch his genitals, according to the affidavit. The girl said this happened over and over.

The girl also disclosed that Nelson touched her with his "privates," according to the affidavit. The girl said he was acting as if she were a grown woman.

Roche arranged to meet with Nelson at the police station on March 20, 2019, according to the affidavit. After Roche read Nelson his Miranda right Nelson did not want to speak with Roche.

On March 21, 2019, Department of Human Services spoke with Nelson, according to the affidavit. The caseworker contacted Roche, and said Nelson admitted to having sexual contact with the girl.

The caseworker said she had Nelson review her notes and sign them to ensure they were accurate, according to the affidavit. She shared the notes with Roche.

The caseworker noted Nelson wanted help for the sexual abuse allegations, according to the affidavit. The notes also indicated Nelson said he only touched the girl and never had sex with her. Nelson said he did not know how many times this occurred.

Florida man arrested for sexually abusing child
for 6 years starting at age 9
Author: 10News Staff

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — A 39-year-old man was arrested Monday after deputies say he had been sexually abusing a child for six years.

Pasco County deputies say Eric Graves began sexually abusing her when she was 9 years old. The victim is now 15 years old.

According to an arrest affidavit, deputies spoke with the victim, who described years of sexual abuse that escalated to Graves allegedly pressuring her to have sexual intercourse.

The arrest report said the victim detailed the allegations against Graves to both law enforcement and child protective services. Deputies said a medical examination also "yielded positive findings" to the allegations.

Graves faces two charges related to the sexual battery of an underage victim and a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation/fondling of a victim 12-15 by someone over 18.

Wilmington, NC, teacher sentenced for 59 child sex crimes

By Cammie Bellamy StarNews Staff

WILMINGTON -- A former New Hanover County Schools teacher accused of sexually abusing multiple students will serve at least 17 years in prison.

Michael Earl Kelly, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 59 charges related to child sexual abuse. Kelly was arrested in February 2018 following a join investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI. Investigators found that Kelly, then a science teacher at Isaac Bear Early College High School, had abused nearly 20 victims during his years as a teacher.

At the time of his appearance in New Hanover County Superior Court Tuesday, Kelly was facing nearly 60 charges, including indecent liberties with a child, indecent liberties with a student, and sexual exploitation of a minor. He had been held at the New Hanover County jail since his arrest, with bail most recently set at $2.1 million.

New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Samantha Dooies confirmed that Kelly had entered a guilty plea Tuesday. Dooies said Kelly was sentenced to between 17.6 and 31.8 years in prison.

Convicted Lufkin, TX, sex offender out on bond
re-arrested for child sexual assault
by: Patrick Cunningham

A Lufkin man who was released on bond in March for indecency with a child was re-arrested on Friday for child sexual assault, according to Angelina County judicial records.

Tommy Dwayne Parker, 44, was arrested back on March 25 of this year for sexual indecency with a child for an incident back in August 2018. He posted bond the next day, however records do not show the amount.

Parker was re-arrested back on Friday, June 21 for sexually assaulting a child. He remains in the Angelina County Jail.

Parker has been arrested and convicted of child sex crimes twice in the past two decades.

In 1997, he was charged with Sexual Contact with a Child. He was sentenced to just 90 days in jail and 10 years probation.

90 days! Good grief! He obviously learned a lot in those few days.

Later in 2001, Parker was arrested again for the same charge. That time he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was released in 2013.

Parker also was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 2001, but it was later dismissed.

Caldwell, TX, man sentenced to 60 years in
child sex abuse case
Eagle Staff Report

A 39-year-old Caldwell man was sentenced to 60 years in prison on Monday after being found guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a young child earlier this month.

A Burleson County jury convicted Aurelio Hernandez-Cruz of the first-degree felony charge June 7. He will not be eligible for parole.

Caldwell officers began an investigation after an 11-year-old girl made an outcry of abuse in Travis County. Hernandez-Cruz was indicted on the charge in April 2018.

According to the Burleson County District Attorney’s Office, the girl, now 13, said the abuse happened regularly for four years.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

44 Arrested in Child Sex Ring; 1100 Women Rescued Lead Today's Global PnP List

West Yorkshire Police make 44 arrests over
historical child sex abuse claims

Thirty-six men and three women have been arrested over the past two weeks, following another five males at the end of last year

Forty-four people have been arrested as part of an investigation into historical child sexual abuse allegations in West Yorkshire.

Police said 36 men and three women from addresses across Kirklees, Bradford and Leeds had been taken into custody over the past fortnight, with five other males detained at the end of last year.

All of them have been interviewed following allegations made by four women that sexual abuse was committed against them when they were children, mainly in the Dewsbury and Batley areas of Kirklees between 1995 and 2002.

The complainants were aged between 12 and 16 at the time.

Detective Inspector Seth Robinson, leading the investigation, said: "Safeguarding and protecting children remains the top priority for West Yorkshire Police.

"We hope that these recent arrests reassure our local communities that we are wholly committed to tackling child sexual exploitation in Kirklees, both current and non-recent.

"Child sexual abuse and exploitation is an abhorrent and heinous crime and one which affects some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

"West Yorkshire Police has specialist safeguarding units across each of the five districts, which include police officers and detectives dedicated to dealing with both current and non-recent child abuse and child sexual exploitation.

"We would urge anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse, whether recent or historic, to report it to the police. Please be assured that you will be listened to, taken seriously and supported by professionals with experience of dealing with these kind of offences."

All of those arrested have been released under investigation.

West Yorkshire

China rescues over 1,100 foreign women 'sold as wives'

A shortage of women in China has led to an increase in "marriage scams" or being forced into prostitution.

Chinese police have rescued over 1,100 women from Southeast Asia who were "sold" as wives last year, authorities said Friday.

Seventeen children were also saved in the joint operations with police from Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand between July and December, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.

More than 1,300 suspects, including 260 foreigners, were detained in the raids for "abducting and selling people and marriage fraud," the statement said.

"In recent years, some domestic and foreign criminals have colluded to lure women from neighbouring countries to China promising work or marriage, and even abducted some women and sold them as wives,” ministry spokesman Guo Lin said.

Beijing's decades-long one-child policy and a preference for boys has led to a shortfall of nearly 33 million women in China, with the same number of men facing life on the shelf.

Largely driven by poverty, young women from the Mekong region have gambled on marriage in China. But some women have fallen prey to "marriage scams" leaving them at risk of abuse, detention under Chinese immigration law or being forced into prostitution.

In one case in central China's Anhui province, police said they had found 11 Vietnamese women with expired tourist visas living in a safe house belonging to a "marriage agency."

The agency charged 3,000 to 10,000 yuan ($450 to $10,500) to introduce a Chinese man to a Vietnamese wife.

Police said some cases also involved "fake labour agencies" that lured women into China with the promise of work, but ended up selling them into "forced marriages."

The worst cases involve kidnapping and trafficking across porous borders.

Huddersfield grooming gang members who
raped 12-y/o girl jailed for 27 years

Mohammed Akram and Usman Khalid have been put behind bars
for their rape of a young girl
By Milo Boyd, Mirror

Grooming gang members who sexually abused a 12-year-old girl have been sentenced to a collective 27 years in prison.

In May Mohammed Akram and Usman Khalid were found guilty of sexual abuse following a three week trial at Leeds Crown Court.

Their target was picked up by a grooming gang at the age of just 11 and was raped numerous times over a number of years.

She was 12 when Akram, 33, sexually abused her for the first time, with 31-year-old Khalid's single assault of the girl happening when she was the same age.

Khalid was sentenced to five years and Akram 22 years, to run concurrently to the 17 year sentence he was already serving.

The pair are the latest to be jailed following investigations by West Yorkshire Police as part of Operation Tendersea, Examiner Live reported.

Usman Khalis and Mohammed Akram 
Looking confused. All they did was to obey the Quran.

Between January and October last year 20 men were convicted and locked up for a total of 257 years for crimes that took place between 2004 and 2011.

Almost every one convicted was a Pakistani Muslim!

Fifteen girls were targeted.

Prosecutor Richard Wright QC said the girl was particularly vulnerable, having been taken away from her drug addicted mother and put in care.

The first man to target her was Zahid Hassan - known locally as Little Manny - who is currently serving an 18 year sentence for multiple rapes.

Akram stood trial over the crime having already been imprisoned for 17 years for two counts of trafficking for sexual exploitation and two counts of rape in relation to two victims.

In May he was also found guilty of trafficking for sexual exploitation, abduction, rape of a child under the age of 13 and three counts of rape, with his argument that he believed the girl was 18 failing to convince jurors. He was acquitted on one count of rape.

Khalid was found guilty of one count of sexual assault. His defence lawyer Gillian Batts argued his age at the time of the crime - either 16 or 17 - provided mitigation for what was a "one off offence".

She also pointed to his community work and strong character references from his mother, sister and wife as reason for him receiving a more lenient sentence.

Kitty Colley, mitigating for Akram, said he settled down in his twenties and adopted a different approach to life. She said he stopped drink and taking drugs, despite suffering the loss of his baby during the May 2018 trial.

Following their convictions DCI Richard McNamara, of Kirklees District Police, said: “This investigation in Kirklees has been extremely sensitive and complex and we are pleased that these convictions have been secured for the victim.

“I would like to praise the victim for her courage in coming forward and firstly disclosing the offences, then going on to bravely give evidence.

“I hope the outcome of this trial will enable her to start to put this trauma behind her and reassure any other potential victims that we will treat them with the utmost sensitivity and take positive action against perpetrators.

“Child sexual exploitation is one of the most important challenges facing the police and is a top priority for West Yorkshire Police.”

Police knew Enniskillen businessmen met for sex at Council toilets where alleged child abuse took place

But no-one was ever charged
By Rodney Edwards 
The Impartial Reporter

POLICE in Enniskillen were informed of inappropriate sexual activity in public toilets at Nugent’s Entry during the 90s involving local businessmen and mounted a surveillance operation but nobody was ever arrested or prosecuted, The Impartial Reporter has learned.

A business owner claims observing highly regarded men and even young boys frequent the Council-run toilets at least twice a week and recalls contacting the RUC on at least three occasions after growing concerned about the ages of those using the public amenities. 

“I saw the same faces again and again, I recognised four of the businessmen. When I saw parents waiting at the top of the entry on high street and their children running down to use the toilets I was concerned in case they walked in on something. I phoned the police three times and they took it seriously once. 

“Nobody was ever charged or anything,” said the source.

The claim comes months after a man broke his silence to allege that he was sexually abused by businessmen in the toilets when he was a schoolboy and one week after Fermanagh and Omagh District Council said it “did not hold any record” of reports of child sex abuse at the facility.

Two police sources have also alleged that officers launched a surveillance operation on the men entering and leaving the toilets and took photographs of them for two weeks.  The former officers, both of whom served in the RUC, have contacted this newspaper to claim the operation was carried out in the late 90s [possibly 1996/`97] on the toilets after suspicions that married men were meeting up for sex during the day.

“There was a circle cut in the side of the cubicle and one of them used to stick their penis through and get the other to touch them,” said a source.

“Two officers [provides their names] worked on it and photographs were taken. People in business were involved, not just your average man on the street. Word spread that they were being watched,” he said.

Police knew what was going on but evidence was hard to obtain with the concern over a breach of privacy, said the source.

A second source said: “The men were approached and told to stop what they were doing, none of them were prosecuted. It was thought to have been a homosexual ring.”

Meanwhile the business owner claims the men, whose names have been given to this newspaper, were usually seen on Friday and Saturday afternoons for up to four hours.

“It was a regular thing, it wasn’t just me, we could all see it. A businessman beside me noticed it too. You kept thinking ‘that doesn’t seem right’. It went on for months and months. There was one man who stood beside where Benetton was previously with a view to the entry. He stood in that doorway all afternoon to see who was going down, then he’d go down.

“I can’t say what was going on but they were definitely in there for long periods of times. There was one young boy, I think he was at the Tech. Once he arrived that was when you could see all the activity taking place, one man after another into the toilets.  It was all definitely organised.”

Messages written in speech bubbles were etched on the walls and indicated appointments and times. “The messages said ‘I will meet you here next week, same time,’ another said ‘I’ll meet you at 3.30pm, or whatever. That was every Friday afternoon -- every Friday afternoon.”

After contacting police twice and nothing being done, the business owner made another phone call back in the 90s and within half an hour officers arrived at the toilets.

“They entered the toilets and pulled out six men. One of the men was in his 80s, he was a very old gentleman,” said the source.

Immediately after police had apprehended the men an officer walked into the business owner’s property and in front of the individuals requested a statement.

“I had already told them on the phone that I did not want to get involved. I said I was doing my public duty. The next day he came back to say just to update you ‘we are not pressing charges, there won’t be a case, we couldn’t prove anything because there were six men behind three cubicle doors.”

2 men per cubicle? Hmmm, wonder what else they could have been doing?

The business owner always thought the toilets were a meeting place for homosexuals then three months ago a man claimed he had been abused in the cubicles when he was a schoolboy as part of a suspected paedophile ring. 

“The assault happened in the toilet, in the cubicle and I came outside and I was actually physically sick on the floor. I wasn’t really sure what had just happened to me, I was 12 so I wasn’t really that aware of things,” he told this newspaper.

“That has shocked me,” said the business owner. “I thought it was just homosexual men, everyone knew that’s where they went. It is really upsetting to think that was going on in there. This is why I reported it to police because I was afraid that something like that was happening. It is sickening, it is awful. I know it was a different time, I think people were na├»ve. But this was the job of the police, to protect children.”

‘Nobody Told Me it Was Illegal!’ 
Claim of Migrant Accused of Child Rape in Sweden


A migrant suspected of raping and sexually abusing a much younger girl claims that he did not know it was illegal in Sweden because no-one had told him.

The suspected sexual abuse took place in April of this year at a family home with the young girl, whose exact age has not been revealed. It is alleged she was forced to have sex with the supposedly 17-year-old migrant, newspaper Lokaltidningen reports.

When questioned, the migrant reportedly admitted that he had sex with the young girl but said that it had not been a crime and was just something that “happened between two children.”

In an Administrative court, it was argued that while the migrant did admit to the crime he was not aware of the laws regarding sexual relations and that no-one in Sweden had taught him what the laws and expected norms were.

The representative argued that the court should not proceed with a prosecution, claiming that the young man had been doing well in school and that his school progress would be harmed if he were to be prosecuted.

The court did not agree with the representative, saying that the migrant may be prosecuted for rape against a child. Investigators also revealed suspicions that the teen may actually be over 20-years-old.

Last year, the Swedish government announced a plan that became known as the “high school law” which allowed around 9,000 Afghan “children” to remain in Sweden despite reports claiming that 78 per cent of the migrants were actually adults.

Of course his age needs to be determined, as well as the age of the child who was raped. 

The case comes after another rape case earlier this month involving seven Afghan migrant suspects and one Swedish citizen, with one of the Afghan migrants having been employed by an asylum seeker integration charity.

Last year, many on the left expressed outrage after Swedish national broadcaster SVT revealed (2nd story on link) that 58 per cent of men convicted of rapes in the previous five years had been born overseas and that number increased to 85 per cent in cases where the victim did not know the attacker beforehand.

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Some Big Sentences; Some Awful Plea Deals; Coach; Teacher Lead Today's USA PnP List

Man Sentenced To 38 Years For Sexual Abuse
Of Children in Texas
By Tony Cantu, Patch Staff

AUSTIN, TX — A Travis County jury sentenced a local man to nearly 40 years in prison on Friday afternoon on charges of sexually abusing two children.

Ivan Hernandez Ramirez, 35, was sentenced to 38 years incarceration, and won't be eligible for parole until he serves the entire sentence, according to the Travis County District Attorney's Office. On Thursday, the same jury found the defendant guilty of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child and Indecency with a Child by Contact, sentencing him to 20 years for the latter charge.

These offenses involved two victims, who were 8 and 9 years of age at the time of the offenses, law enforcement officials said in a press advisory. The abuse occurred over the course of 2013-2016, and were reported to Pflugerville Police Department after an outcry from one one of the victims, the DA said. Additionally, the victims' mother was charged with failure to report the abuse.

Assistant District Attorneys J.D. Castro and Michelle Halle prosecuted the case. Following the trial, Castro said: "These young women demonstrated incredible courage and strength throughout the duration of the trial. They felt genuine relief when the verdict was read."

NY gymnastics coach faces prison
on child sex abuse plea

Steve Lieberman, Rockland/Westchester Journal 

A Suffern-based gymnastics coach accused of sexually abusing multiple young girls has pleaded guilty to one count of abuse and faces a four-year prison sentence.

Joseph Lewin, 68, a Port Chester resident, pleaded guilty to one felony count of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child Thursday before County Court Judge David Zuckerman in the County Courthouse in New City.

Lewin's plea covers the eight-count grand jury indictment accusing him of illegal sexual contact with at least seven girls under age 13 who were students at his gyms in Suffern and Hillburn from 2007 to 2014. The facilities have since closed.

Joseph Lewin leaves the Rockland County Courthouse during his arraignment on multiple charges
involving the sexual abuse of children he coached in tumbling and gymnastics on July 31, 2018.
(Photo: File photo by The Journal News)

"As a youth coach, this defendant held a position of power over his students," acting Rockland District Attorney Kevin Gilleece said in a statement. "He abused their trust and took advantage of his vulnerable victims."

Gilleece said Lewin waived his right to appeal and "will now be held accountable for the terrible crimes he committed. Such predatory conduct cannot go unpunished."

He will go to State Prison where he belongs.”

Lewin's attorney, David Goldstein of Chestnut Ridge, said Friday that Lewin will likely serve two years and 10 months of the potential sentence for what Goldstein called a non-violent crime.

Goldstein and co-counsel Stacy Richman of the Bronx negotiated with the Rockland District Attorney's Office. Supervising Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Parietti prosecuted for the office's Special Victims Unit.

"He had to make a decision as he faced 56 years in jail," Goldstein said. "Based on the offer we were able to get for him, he spoke to his family and decided to take the offer and resolve all matters."

No kidding! 2 years and 10 months or 56 years. That's a pretty easy decision. The problem is, he will be back on the streets while the children he abused are still children. How fair is that? What a Mickey Mouse plea deal!

Lewin, a Port Chester resident also known as Joseph Lewandoski, remains free on $10,000 bail for his sentencing on Sept. 9. The plea agreement includes five years post release supervision and registering as a sex offender under New York state's Megan's Law. 

The police investigation started after one person spoke to investigators in March about Lewin, Detective Lt. Michael Colbath said in May 2018 during a news conference on the arrest.

Davenport, Ill man sentenced to up to 50 years for
child sex abuse
Quad City Times

A Davenport man convicted of sexually abusing two children between 2006 and 2009 was sentenced Thursday to up to 50 years in prison.

On May 26, 2016, Davenport police launched an investigation after a complaint was filed with the Department of Human Services.

Police alleged Francisco Murillo Cardona III, 42, sexually abused the children, who were under the age of 12, on numerous occasions during the four-year span.

A warrant was issued in June 2016. He was arrested and made his first appearance on the charges in September 2018.

A Scott County jury on May 1 convicted him of two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, a Class B felony, after a three-day trial.

He already is serving time in a drug case.

Once he completes his prison sentence on the sex abuse charges, Cardona will serve a special lifetime sentence similar to parole. He also must register as a sex offender.

Man accused of sex acts with child in Rock Island Co., Ill
Quad City Times

Rock Island County authorities have charged a man with multiple counts on accusations that he performed sex acts with a child and possessed child pornography.

Juan A. Hernandez, 44, Rock Island, faces 11 charges comprised of child pornography, criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to Rock Island County court records. The charges are related to acts Hernandez is accused of performing in May and June 2019, and also in 2017.

Hernandez, who is in custody, made his first appearance on June 12, and his preliminary hearing is set for June 25.

At the June 25 hearing, the Rock Island County State's Attorney's Office is expected to present an outline of the case that has been built against Hernandez so that a judge can decide whether that case is strong enough to continue.

Hernandez, through his defense attorney, will have the opportunity to challenge the evidence. He can also choose to waive the hearing, meaning the case continues without the judge's review. Defendants who choose to do this maintain the presumption of innocence.

Hernandez was being held on $350,000 bail, according to court records. To be released he would have to post a $35,000 bond.

The case was investigated by the Rock Island Police Department, court records state. Police reports state Hernandez was arrested June 11.

Anyone concerned that a child may be being exploited can contact the authorities anonymously online.

Utah judge, prosecutor lament plea agreement
in ‘problematic’ child sex abuse case

Personally, I lament most plea deals in child sex abuse cases
And this is exactly the reason why

By Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A LaVerkin man accused of sexually assaulting a teenager multiple times over the course of eight years was sentenced Wednesday in a case plagued with complications.

Andrew Beagely Dockstader, 38, was sentenced in 5th District Court after pleading guilty to two second-degree felony counts of forcible sex abuse.

The case stems from an investigation that began in December when police were called on a report that a 17-year-old had been sexually assaulted by Dockstader numerous times in various locations in LaVerkin, Hurricane and Arizona. The abuse stopped only after it was disclosed to a family member and friend.

Under the plea agreement, a dozen felony charges were dismissed: four first-degree felony counts of object rape; three counts of rape; and one count of forcible sodomy. Also dismissed were four second-degree felony counts of forcible sex abuse, according to charging documents filed in December.

In Wednesday’s hearing, 5th District Judge G. Michael Westfall sentenced Dockstader to one to 15 years in prison on each count as well as a $10,000 fine – a sentence that was stayed. Instead, Dockstader was ordered to serve 280 days in jail and placed on 48 months probation in addition to the standard sentencing requirements and restrictions that apply to sex offenders. He is also required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

280 days! You can't be serious! Someone should lose his job for this. How fair is that to our victim? Or to the next victim? This is criminal!

NH man accused of child sexual assault turns himself in
to North Carolina authorities
Andy Hershberger   

A man accused of sexually assaulting a child in Londonderry is in custody after he turned himself in to police in North Carolina.

Dewey Wambsganss, 59, turned himself in Friday morning at the Waxhaw, North Carolina, Police Department.

"After they confirmed the warrant was active and extraditable, they immediately took him into custody, and he's currently going through a booking process down there right now," Londonderry Capt. Patrick Cheetham said.

Police said they believe publicity about the case and the many media reports with Wambsganss' description, including the type of vehicle he was driving, played a large part in his decision to turn himself in.

Wambsganss is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. He has been charged with five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of false imprisonment.

Police said the assaults happened within the past 72 hours, and their investigation began after the girl alerted her parents. For the past 18 months, Wambsganss was working as a school bus driver.

"There's no indication that him being a school bus driver and the assaults that we're alleging have any connection to his profession in any way, shape or form," Cheetham said.

School superintendent Scott Laliberte said Wambsganss was a substitute driver, meaning he had irregular hours and no set route, and they are working closely with police.

"We're sort of deferring to (Police) Chief (William) Hart and his staff and following their lead," Laliberte said. "We told them, obviously, we're more than willing to do whatever we need to do to make sure that our students are safe and our parents are aware of what's going on."

Police said they don't believe there are any other victims, but any parent who's concerned that their child might have had inappropriate contact with Wambsganss should call police.

There is no word on when Wambsganss will return to New Hampshire to face charges.

Washington City, UT, man wanted for allegedly
sexually abusing 4-year-old child
Written by Cody Blowers
St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Washington City man who is accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl.

Rex Roberts, 64, was charged Thursday with first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child. A $50,000 warrant was issued for his arrest after police were unable to locate him Friday.

The charges were filed after a woman went to the Washington City Police Department in early May to report the alleged sex offense involving Roberts and the child.

The woman told police that she became aware of the alleged abuse when the child kept grabbing the woman’s hand and placing it near her crotch area. When the woman questioned the child about her behavior, she told her Roberts touched her in that area.

The child then described incidents of sexual abuse, according to the affidavit filed in support of the warrant. The woman contacted police right away, and a forensic interview was conducted with the child. Shortly thereafter, investigators arranged to interview Roberts at the police station.

During the interview with Roberts, police say he denied the allegations and told officers he never touched the child inappropriately, explaining that arthritis would have prevented him from doing so.

He also told police he would be willing to take a polygraph, according to the affidavit, but when he was advised that the test was scheduled, he refused to come in, telling police he wanted to consult with an attorney first.

After the investigation, police submitted a probable cause statement to the court for review, and Roberts was subsequently charged.

This is Roberts’ second recent brush with the law. He was charged with a second-degree felony early last year after allegedly purchasing a Cadillac from a dealership with a bad check in the amount of $56,200. He pleaded guilty to the charge and was later arrested when he failed to appear for sentencing. The case is still pending in the courts.

This report is based on statements from police and may not contain the full scope of findings. Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

Bethpage, LI, teacher accused of sex abuse
'no longer employed,' district says

By Robert Brodsky

The Bethpage school district announced Saturday that a teacher who is accused of engaging in sexual contact with a juvenile female student, has been fired.

Joseph Gallagher, 28, of Smithtown, a choir teacher at Bethpage High School, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. 

The school was notified of a possible incident and contacted police, authorities said.

Gallagher was arrested Wednesday without incident by detectives from Nassau's Special Victims Squad.

"The staff member is no longer employed by the district. The health and safety of our students and staff is always our top priority," district officials said in a statement Saturday. "We immediately reported the incident to the local authorities and have been fully cooperating with them regarding this issue."

Gallagher was arraigned Wednesday at First District Court, Hempstead and held on $7,500 cash or $15,000 bond. District Court Judge Scott Siller also ordered Gallagher to stay away from the victim, court records show. Gallagher is due back in court July 12.

Bruce Barket of Garden City, Gallagher's attorney, said his client is married, with a young child.

"He's a good young man from a good family," Barket said Friday night. "We will vigorously defend the allegations in court."


Man gets 52 years in fed prison in Willistown, PA,
child sex case
By Michael P. Rellahan 
Daily Local News

PHILADELPHIA —A Montgomery County man who masqueraded as a teenager to lure a young girl into an illicit sexual relationship with him and a member of a prominent Main Line family has been sentenced to more than 50 years in federal prison on charges that included the manufacture and distribution of child pornography.

The sentence of 52 years behind bars handed down Friday for John Christopher Brown by U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter was far less than the lifetime prison term sought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for his offenses for the “perverted and cruel scheme” he undertook, and about half that given to his co-defendant, Lawrence W. “Larry” Jamieson Jr. last year.

Brown, 29, of Norristown, pleaded guilty in September 2017 to charges involving the manufacture and distribution of sexually explicit images depicting his sexual abuse and exploitation over an 18-month period of the autistic girl who Jamieson had introduced him to in 2014.   

In addition to the victim in this case, who is now an adult, the investigation into Brown’s activities revealed he also had a sexual relationship with two other minor girls and had been making plans to meet up with the father of an 11-year old girl so that they could abuse that child together, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. He was not sentenced on those allegations, however.

The illicit triangle — which included instances of Brown filming sex acts with the girl and sharing them with Jamieson, and of Brown directing the girl to have sex with Jamieson, at the older man’s insistence — was uncovered in 2016 by Willistown Detective Steven Jones, who had been alerted to the matter by the girl’s mother. Jamieson, 60, and the girl lived in that township.

On Friday, Willistown Police Chief John Narcise praised the work of investigators  who brought charges against Brown and Jamieson, at both the federal and state levels.

“This is an example of how a well-investigated case can bring the appropriate level of justice,” the chief said in a statement. “The Willistown Police Department and FBI share a great working relationship and I commend the agents and our detectives for their professionalism.”

But, Narcise said, the case was not simply about good police work. “Let’s not lose focus on the victims of these types of crimes and the pain they experience,” he said. “I am glad in this case justice was served.”

2nd man gets 100 years in prison

As she did in Jamieson’s sentencing last September to 100 years in prison, the victim in the case presented a statement to the court on the impact the pair’s duplicity and sexual abuse has had on her life.

At Jamieson’s suggestion, Brown had concocted a false story about his life that mirrored the victim’s background so that she would feel sorry for him, trust him and identify with him, all for the sole purpose of manipulating this child into having sex with him, according to the sentencing memo prepared by U.S. Attorneys Eric Henson and Michelle Rotella.

“His stories broke my heart and made me want to help him,” said the victim, now a 20-year-old. “I wanted to help him get away from that situation, because I could relate with feeling scared of my dad and feeling overwhelmed and stuck. I thought our similar experiences made us soulmates. I thought that John could really understand me, believe me, and protect me as we built a life together.”

She told the judge how finding out Brown was manipulating her and conspiring with Jamieson had wrecked her world.

“Imagine one night finding out that everything you had ever been told was a lie, your entire world crashing down and breaking your heart into a thousand pieces that are beyond repair,“ she wrote. “ How am I supposed to trust anyone after being lied to and betrayed so badly?”

Finally, she noted that the sexual situations that Brown had directed her to engage in and which he filmed were now part of the shadow world of child pornography. He shared them not only with Jamieson, the prosecution alleged, but on the internet.

“For the rest of my life I will know that strangers are watching me being sexually victimized and getting sexual satisfaction from my trauma,” she wrote. “Even if I start to heal from the sexual trauma, I will forever be haunted by knowing that he bragged about abusing me and distributed it for the world to see.”

Jamieson was a self-employed private contractor and a member of a well-known and respected Main Line family.

Jamieson had met Brown, a blue collar worker who was employed at a tire store in Norristown when he was arrested, through his contracting business. He used the then-23-year-old to first lure the girl into the sexual relationship and then to begin sharing the images and videos he shot of the two. Finally, Jamieson himself began having sex with the girl at his Willistown home and at an apartment he kept in Conshohocken. When police arrested Jamieson in August 2016, they found a massive collection of child pornography in his home. 

Henson and Rotella described in their pre-sentencing memo the lengths Brown had gone to in seducing the young girl.

“To convince her that he was really 17 years old and a senior in high school Brown changed his appearance by cutting his hair and shaving his face,” they wrote. “He lied and told her that he attended cyber-school, just like she did, to establish even greater trust with this child.”

The investigation revealed that in addition to his abuse of the victim, Brown was also well immersed in the online world of child pornography, and that he traded and collected child pornography with others for years over the Internet.”

Brown pleaded guilty to charges that included distribution and manufacture of child pornography, enticement of a minor to engage in sexually illicit conduct and transfer of obscene material. He tried to withdraw that plea, however, after firing his attorney, Diane Tosta of Montgomery County, who he claimed told him she had an agreement in place with the U.S. Attorney’s Office that he would be sentenced to only 20 to 25 years in prison.

Pratter ruled that no such agreement existed, and that during his plea hearing he was repeatedly warned that he faced a possible life sentence, according to federal guidelines.

Brown’s sentencing hearing was spread across two days in the U.S. District Courthouse in Philadelphia, as his new attorney, Elizabeth Toplin of the Federal Defender’s Office, presented testimony from a psychologist Catherine Surbeck, an expert in psychosexual disorders, that he could be rehabilitated in therapy if he was kept from having to serve the life sentence sought by the prosecution.

Brown still faces trial in Common Pleas Court in Chester County on state charges related to the sexual abuse of the girl, including trafficking in minors, the first such case brought in the county. In December, President Judge Jacqueline Carroll Cody sentenced Jamieson to 15 to 40 years in state prison as part of a plea agreement. He is now serving that sentence at the State Correctional Institution at Frackville.

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