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

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Telford - Eclypsing Rotherham as UK's Child Sex Abuse Capital

This is incredibly infuriating! Police know this is going on and do little or nothing to stop it. Girls lives are being destroyed and the people paid to protect them are sitting on their hands. 

Unfortunately, there needs to be a ministry or ombudsman to monitor police and hold their feet to the fire. There seems to be no appetite for cleaning up the streets of these scum.

'ROTHERHAM-STYLE SCANDAL' Telford dubbed ‘child sex abuse capital’ after police accused of sitting on massive 150-page pile of allegations

Local volunteers have been handing evidence of grooming outside underage clubs to police for years
BY NEAL BAKER

A “Rotherham-style” abuse scandal has erupted in Telford, Shrops, after it emerged local police are sitting on a massive pile of child sex accusations.

As many as 150 pages-worth of abuse claims have built up in the town dubbed the “child sex capital of Britain.”

Sad lonely girl sitting on stairs
Underage girls have been approached by groups of men outside youth clubs and discos in Telford GETTY IMAGES

Cops have been accused of either ignoring or not taking seriously the extent of the problem in the West Midlands town.

That’s despite the jailing of seven men in the town involved in organised child abuse in 2012.

One victim who was passed around a string of perverts for sex told The Mirror: “The police have betrayed the children of this town for a second time.

Telford Town Centre Shropshire UK England
Telford Town Centre Shropshire UK England ALAMY
The Shropshire town of Telford has the highest rate of reported child sex crimes in the country

“I dread to think how many victims there have been over the years – it wouldn’t surprise me if the offending was on the same scale as Rotherham.”

Her comments come after the work of local “street pastors” reporting cases of underage girls being approached by older men in the town emerged.

Witnesses have seen men circling underage discos, takeaway shops and other areas popular with youngsters.

Some have even reported seeing men grooming drunk young girls or trying to get into underage clubs.

Unhappy girl
Street pastors have seen men attempting to groom girls with drugs  GETTY IMAGES

The work of these church volunteers has been going on since 2013, during which piles of evidence was passed to the authorities.

However, officers have admitted flaws in their reporting system, meaning their intelligence gathering has been hampered.

For three years there are flaws in their reporting system. How many more years do you need to fix it? How many young girls are you throwing under the bus because you just don't care?

    Telford, UK Population of greater Telford area about 175,000

India Launches E-box for Online Registration of Child Sexual Abuse Complaints

This is a great idea and I applaud Maneka Ghandi for it. It will certainly rescue some children, but it will also open up possibilities of abuse. But now, Ghandi need to turn her attention to rural children where incestuous child sex abuse is more likely.

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Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO)was launched by Gandhi in the presence of MoS Raj and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Chairperson Stuti Kacker among others. Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey.

By Express News Service 

NEW DELHI: Aimed at helping victims of child sexual abuse, the government on Friday launched an E-box for online registering of such complaints.

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO), E-Box, is an online complaint management system for easy and direct reporting of sexual offences against children and timely action against the offenders under the POCSO Act, 2012.

The E-Box will help to maintain the confidentiality of the complaint.

“The idea of an e-Box came out of a police initiative in which physical complaint boxes were placed in schools,” Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said adding the E-Box will make it possible to implement it on a large scale throughout the country.

A large number of incidents of abuse are against close relatives and so they get pushed under the carpet, the minister said.

The E-Box is incorporated prominently in the home page of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) where a user has to simply push a button named POSCO E-Box. This will navigate to a page with a window containing an animation movie. The animation movie reassures the child that whatever has happened is not his or her fault and he or she need not feel guilty.

After the user presses the arrow on this page, it navigates  to another page wherethey have to select at least one picture option-- describing the category of harassment--  and fill the form with details such as mobile number, e-mail and description of the harassment followed by  the ‘submit’ button. Following this, the complaint is then registered and a unique auto-generated complaint number is flashed.

Speaking at the launch event Minister of State Krishna Raj said, “Those children who had no means of complaining will now have a medium to share their feelings through this e-box. Only then will we able to help them….But 70 per cent of children live in rural areas and we must worry about them as well. Don’t know whether this e-box will reach them or not. Our next step should be for those children in rural areas who are victims of sexual abuse but may not have access to modern gadgets.”

According to government data, sexual offences against children are rampant but only a small percentage gets reported. About 53 percent of children surveyed, reported having faced one or the other form of sexual abuse in their lifetime. 

In most cases, the offender is a family member or near relative or an acquaintance. The child victim in such cases generally does not report these offences.

Sexual abuse scars the psyche of the affected child for  entire life. A child who is sexually abused has to face very serious consequences such as cognitive impairment, violent and risk behaviour including depression and anxiety.

The  government enacted POCSO Act, 2012 to protect such children from offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography. Any human being up to the age of 18 years is recognised as a child under the POCSO Act.


Sexual Abuse of Children in China - A Horror Confronted

China has millions of sexually abused children. It is beginning to acknowledge their suffering



HUANG YANLAI was 74 when he first raped 11-year-old Xiao Yu. He threatened her with a bamboo-harvesting knife while she was out gathering snails in the fields for her grandmother in Nan village, Guangxi province, in China’s south-west. Over the following two years, Xiao Yu (a nickname meaning Light Rain) was raped more than 50 times, her hands tied and a cloth stuffed in her mouth. She was a left-behind child, entrusted to relatives while her parents worked in distant cities. Her father returned home once a year. Told that his daughter was in trouble, he asked her what was wrong but she was too frightened to tell him. So he beat her up.

Her abusers bribed her to keep quiet, giving her about 10 yuan (about $1.50) each time they raped her, threatening that “if this gets out, it will be you who loses face, not us.” They were right. When Xiao Yu finally confided to her grandmother and went to the police, the villagers called her a prostitute and drove her out of town.

Xiao Yu’s story came to national attention after it was reported by state media. At the end of May it formed part of a study released by the Girls’ Protection Foundation, a charity in Beijing founded to increase awareness of child sexual abuse, a crime officials preferred not to discuss openly until recently. The study said there had been 968 cases of sexual abuse of children reported in the media between 2013 and 2015, involving 1,790 victims. Wang Dawei of the People’s Public Security University said that, for every case that was reported, at least seven were not. That would imply China had 12,000 victims of child sexual abuse during that period. “I have never seen this many child sexual-assault cases, ever,” ran one online reaction. “Why is it such things were hardly heard of five years ago,” asked another, “and now seem all over the media?”

China is no exception
The answer is that social attitudes are changing; it is no longer taboo to discuss the problem. In 2015 Fang Xiangming of China Agricultural University, in a report for the World Health Organisation (WHO), estimated, using local studies, that 9.5% of Chinese girls and 8% of boys had suffered some form of sexual abuse by adults, ranging from unwanted contact to rape. For boys the rate is as high as the global norm, for girls it is slightly less so. Because of the country’s size, however, the absolute numbers are staggering. Perhaps 25m people under 18 are victims of abuse.

Chinese pride themselves on the protectiveness of their families. That children suffer even an average level of abuse is a surprise to many. But, as everywhere, children hide their experience. In 2014 Lijia Zhang, a journalist, wrote a first-hand account in the New York Times of sexual abuse at her school in the city of Nanjing in the 1970s. She said it never occurred to her and other victims to report the teacher. “We didn’t even know the term sexual abuse.” Even in Hong Kong, where sex is more openly discussed, a study of university students found that 60% of male victims and 68% of female ones surveyed since 2002 had not told anyone about their abuse. These rates of non-disclosure are considerably higher than in the West. Mr Fang, the author of the study for the WHO, says that if Chinese girls were more open, then the true rate of female sexual abuse might turn out to be as high as elsewhere, just as it is for boys.

In any country, child sexual abuse is hard to measure. China has never conducted a nationwide survey, though it is talking about holding one in the next couple of years. There are many provincial or citywide studies. But as in other countries, researchers use different measures and standards. And there are no studies of abuse over time, so it is hard to detect trends. Even so, there are reasons to believe that children are at growing risk.

First, China has huge numbers of “left-behind” children, like Xiao Yu. According to the All-China Women’s Federation, an official body, and UNICEF, the UN agency for children, 61m people below the age of 17 have been left in rural areas while one or both parents migrate for work. Over 30m boys and girls, some as young as four, live in state boarding schools in villages, far from parents and often away from grandparents or guardians. (A growing number of rural children whose parents are still at home have to board, because of the closure of many small schools in the countryside as village populations shrink.) Another 36m children have migrated with their families to cities, but their parents are often too busy to look after them properly.

Time for new thinking
About 10m left-behind children see their parents only once a year and otherwise rely on the occasional phone call. “Every time my mother called, she would tell me to study hard and listen to my teachers,” said one victim of sexual assault by a mathematics teacher at a school in You county, in the central province of Hunan. “I could not bring myself to tell her over the phone what was happening.”

How much abuse is inflicted on left-behind children is not known. Researchers complain that schools with large numbers of them often refuse to allow sexual-abuse surveys. But given their vulnerability, left-behind children are likely to be victims of such abuse more frequently—possibly much more so—than average.

Another risk factor is a mixture of ignorance, shame and legal uncertainty that makes it very difficult for children to defend themselves. Fei Yunxia works for the Girls’ Protection Foundation, the NGO that released the recent study of abuse cases. She travels to schools, giving sex-education classes. “No one tells these students about their bodies or how to protect themselves from harm,” she told Xinhua, a government news agency. Sex education in China is rare and never touches on abuse. The NGO says that 40% of 4,700 secondary-school pupils polled in 2015, when asked what was meant by their “private parts”, said they did not know. When cases are reported to the authorities, little is done, either because of legal loopholes, or because officials refuse to recognise the problem, or because they cover up for colleagues.

It does not help that China’s statute of limitations is only two years. Wang Yi of Renmin University says this is too short for cases involving child sexual abuse: victims often remain silent for years. There is no national register of sex offenders, though Cixi, a city in Zhejiang province, aroused controversy in June when it said it would publish “personal information” about major sex criminals after their release to let the public monitor them (some commentators worried about an invasion of privacy).

Cixi, you are awesome! Keep it up; set the pace.

The lack of well-developed sex-crime laws means victims are often failed by the justice system. In Liaoning province eight school girls aged between 12 and 17 were kidnapped, stripped, beaten, and forced to watch and wait their turn while men who had paid $270 per visit raped them repeatedly in hotel rooms. The men were charged with having “sex with under-aged prostitutes”, a charge that shamed the victims into silence. The law that allowed child-rape victims to be classified as prostitutes was scrapped in 2015. But a women’s legal-counselling centre in Beijing, which had led a campaign against it, was itself closed earlier this year as part of a crackdown on civil society launched by China’s president, Xi Jinping. No wonder that, as a lawyer in the You county case put it, “silence is the preferred solution.”

A shift in moral assumptions about sex presents another challenge. China is in the middle of a sexual revolution. Sex before marriage is more common. The age of first sexual experience is dropping. Most researchers into child abuse think there may be a link between such changes and sexual violence against children, if only because the revolution in mores seems to go hand in hand with changes to the traditional child-rearing system that, through intense surveillance, may limit abuse.

Ye Haiyan, challenging abuse
When a country confronts the problem of child abuse it typically goes through three stages, argues David Finkelhor of the University of New Hampshire. First the public and media become alert to the problem. This is happening. With the help of social media, and thanks to a greater willingness to speak out on social matters, campaigners have begun to organise. Ye Haiyan (pictured), known online as “Hooligan Sparrow”, helped arouse public awareness with her protests in 2013 against the rape of six girls aged between 11 and 14 by their school principal. In the next stage the government becomes concerned and starts to tighten laws. Then the police, social workers and public prosecutors begin to deal with problems on the ground. China is moving into this third stage.

Make them safer
Since early this decade, prosecutors and police have been spelling out how cases of abuse should be handled, from the collection of evidence to support for victims and procedures for separating a child from his or her parents. At the end of 2015 China adopted its first domestic-violence law. It says that preventing this is the “joint responsibility of the state, society and every family”. All this, says Ron Pouwels, UNICEF’s head of child protection in China, means that “China gets it and is determined to do something about it.”

But much more work is needed. For example, there are very few social workers. The government has set a target of 250,000 properly qualified ones by the end of 2020. But only 30,000 take up such jobs each year. Crucially, Mr Xi needs to reverse his campaign against civil society and his efforts to stifle media debate. Further improving public awareness of the problem will need the help of NGOs and a freer press (free, for example, to point out that abusers are often people in authority—Ms Ye, the activist, was harassed by officials for trying to do so). Over the past 30 years, China has enhanced the life prospects of millions of children by providing them with better education and health care. Now it is time to protect them from sexual violence, too.

Friday, 26 August 2016

The Catholic Church - Homosexuality, Celibacy, Hypocrisy and Apostasy

Let me state right out that I am not a fan of the Catholic Church; I have done too many stories on the devastation of child sex abuse by priests and their enabling by Bishops to think that there is anything but hypocrisy there.

The problem with gays in the priesthood is a prime example. The difference between gays and straights is just this - gay sex. That is what homosexuality is about and that's all it's about! So, what are they doing in the priesthood? Do not priests take a vow of celibacy? Is that not why they cannot get married? Yet, while God-ordained sex is forbidden in the priesthood, gay sex is fine? Does that make any sense? You can be gay but you can't be straight, and be sexually active.

Being gay and not being celibate should disqualify priests or Bishops from serving in the church. The Catholic church is a magnet for gays and pedophiles and its hypocrisy stinks to the high heavens. 

Grindr scandal prompts Irish priest school
to crackdown on ‘vicious gay subculture’

© Peter Andrews
© Peter Andrews / Reuters

Stricter rules are being introduced for trainee priests in Ireland, including mandatory evening prayers and supervised meals, after it emerged a number of priests were hooking up through gay dating app Grindr.

The figurative tightening of the cilice is being introduced at Ireland’s National Seminary in Maynooth will require student priests to eat breakfast and evening meals with senior staff in the college instead of dining wherever they want.

Shortly after the evening meal, the 55 men will also now have to attend an obligatory rosary at 9 p.m., according to the Irish Independent.

That will do them a lot of good: Matthew 6:7 - "And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words."

The trustees of Maynooth also plan to review social media usage by trainee priests, as well as what is described as the "appropriate use of the internet.”

The new rules are being brought in with the hope of limiting “any sort of behavior or attitude which contradicts the teaching and example of Jesus Christ.”

It is here where gays point out that Jesus never said or did anything about homosexuality (in the Gospels). Neither did he mention child sex abuse, or rape, or torture, or beheading, etc., etc. Does that mean He approves of them? 

Who do you think appeared to Abraham to warn him of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah if not the pre-incarnate Christ? Genesis 18:1 - And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre... And as He bargained with Abraham, He said, And he said, 'I will not destroy it for ten's sake'. Genesis 18:32. Leaving no doubt about Who did the destruction. 

Did He then change His mind about homosexuality? That we certainly would have heard about, but we didn't! Hebrews 13:8 - Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever.

The move comes following revelations that there is a “gay culture” at the seminary with a number of the trainee priests using the gay dating app Grindr.

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin told the Irish Times in early August that he was sending three student priests from his diocese to Rome instead of Maynooth as there was “an atmosphere of strange goings-on” at the Irish seminary.

While the new rules have been ridiculed on social media, one Irish bishop Pat Buckley, who has conducted his own independent ministry since 1986, says the trustees haven’t gone far enough.

“They should have put a ban on mobile phones because that would have sent a very clear message to the seminarians and to the Irish population that people, whether they are straight or gay, on mobile phones looking for promiscuous sex is not allowed," said Buckley, who is himself gay and in a civil partnership.

Amazing - he can't live with a woman, but he can live with a man. The Catholic restriction against marriage in the priesthood is quite simply absurd. It contributes greatly to the pedophilic culture in the church and its acceptance renders the entire church apostate at best.

Buckley also described the training college as having a “vicious gay subculture.”

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Another Repeat Violent Sex Offender on Parole in British Columbia

Three times designated a dangerous offender, expected to commit violent rape with a very good chance of murdering his victim(s). That is who is living in the community of Chilliwack just east of here (Abbotsford), and where two sons and several of my grand-children live. 

It is sheer insanity to allow a monster like that loose on the streets of any city at any time. But that's Canadian justice where the welfare of the criminal is paramount, the sanity of his victims doesn't count for anything, and there is no concern whatsoever for the safety of Canadian girls.

Sentencing laws have to be re-written to protect Canadians from monsters like this. There is no reason on God's green earth for that man to ever see the light of day again. None! Minimum and concurrent sentencing for dangerous criminals is insane.

Repeat violent sexual offender is living in a halfway house in Chilliwack under a long-term supervision order, something that angers at least one of his victims. - Snohomish Valley Sheriff
Repeat violent sexual offender is living in a halfway house in Chilliwack under a long-term supervision order, something that angers at least one of his victims.— Image Credit: Snohomish Valley Sheriff's Office

by  Paul J. Henderson - Chilliwack Times

One of the many victims of a one-time designated dangerous offender convicted of violent sexual assaults of multiple women is upset the man is out on bail, living in a halfway house in Chilliwack.

Not only does the victim fear Kevin Scott Miller but she is angry he was released on bail after spending two years at large in the U.S. when he was supposed to be under a long-term supervision order.

One of Miller’s convictions from 1995 involved raping a 14-year-old girl near Victoria after grabbing her in a van and wrapping a cord around her neck.

Two months after that he met a 21-year-old woman at a cabaret downtown Victoria. The woman told the court she was drunk and tired, and the next thing she remembered was being strangled so hard her nose was bleeding.

Then on May 10, 1996 during an altercation with a prostitute, Miller pulled a drawstring out of his jacket and strangled her with it until she passed out.

“His counsel conceded that Mr. Miller may have used excessive force in defending himself from her attack,” according to a B.C. Court of Appeal judgment from 2000.

That was from the decision of Miller’s appeal of his dangerous offender designation, a label that comes with an indeterminate sentence.

“He’s a very dangerous man,” a victim told the Times.

A psychiatrist who testified in 2000 said that because of his youth, 28 at the time, his psychopathic score in the 86th percentile, and his excessive violence by the use of strangulation, Miller, if released, “would be much more likely than not to commit violent sexual offences with the possibility future offences would be much worse if indeed there is an aspect of sexual sadism present.”

Despite the evidence, the three B.C. Appeal Court Justices found the original judge made errors, and Miller’s appeal was granted and a new dangerous offender hearing ordered.

Miller was again designated a dangerous offender in June 2002. His appeal of that designation was also successful and the Crown applied for the designation a third time in mid-2005.

The result of all those proceedings was that on Jan. 17, 2006, Miller was sentenced to four years on each of two counts of aggravated sexual assault to be served concurrently.

Concurrently!!!!! What idiot judge ruled he serve his sentences concurrently. Thank God Stephen Harper took that option away from judges in sentences of child sex abuse.

He had been in custody for 10 years by then, and the judge ordered Miller be subject to the LTO for the maximum period allowed, 10 years.

The Times has learned that Miller reached the statutory release date on Sept. 17, 2008 (two thirds of his sentence), and his warrant expired on Jan. 16, 2010.

It was then that he began a series of conflicts at residences where he stayed, he tested positive for THC at one, and he continued to miss appointments.

In 2013, a provincial court judge sentenced him to a further 11 months in jail for a breach.

But it was in 2014 as he was serving the 10-year long-term supervision order that he failed to return to his Vancouver halfway house and slipped into the U.S. under dual citizenship.

On June 27, 2014 a felony arrest warrant was issued for the 45-year-old Miller, as he failed to register as a sex offender in Washington with Snohomish Country Sheriff’s Office detectives.

Then on July 8, 2014, he was caught in Albany, New York, registered as a sex offender, but released.

For almost two years he remained in the U.S. when finally this year he was apprehended and last week, on Aug. 19, he was granted bail.

His victim is upset there was no warning to the community: “And sadly, no justice for us victims.

“I really am just exasperated with the justice system,” she said via email. “I’m tired of referring to myself, and others, as victims; however, the system continues to re-victimize every person who has ever been raped or sexually assaulted. His release is the most ridiculous outcome I could ever imagine for a person who regularly breaches conditions, and has previously been unlawfully at large.”

The Times obtained a copy of a federal release notice regarding Miller and his requirement to reside in a halfway house in the Chilliwack area “to which he must return on a nightly basis.”

Miller faces numerous conditions on the LTO, including that he not be alone or in an isolated setting with any females; not to own, use or possess a computer; abstain from intoxicants; report all relationships with women to a parole officer; address issues and emotional instability and anger management; and participate in a sex offender program.

How likely is it that he will comply with those conditions? Just about zero probability. Someone do something, please. This is insanity! We have the Balaclava Rapist living in Vancouver, another child rapist living in Victoria, one in Mission just across the Fraser River from here. ARRRRGH!

Miller’s 10-year long-term supervision order began in 2010, which means that, adding in the time he was at large in the U.S., his order expires on July 7, 2022.


3 Charged After ‘Unspeakable’ Rape and Murder of 10-year-old Girl in New Mexico

This is all about drugs, how they dehumanize you, how they open you up to demonic invasion. These people should get the death penalty if proven guilty and it appears that will not be difficult.

This horrific story involves the 5th mother of children who either sexually abused them or stood by while others did, that I have reported today. How dreadful!

Fabian Gonzales
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –  On the day a girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.

Details of what Gov. Susana Martinez and law enforcement officials described as an unspeakable crime emerged Thursday in a criminal complaint made public and filed against the girl's mother, her boyfriend and his cousin. The three were taken into custody late Wednesday night.

Police say the girl was injected with methamphetamine, sexually assaulted, strangled and stabbed before being dismembered. They did not identify her because authorities were still trying Thursday to reach some relatives to notify them of the girl's death.

A caller told a police dispatcher before dawn Wednesday that there was a disturbance in the apartment, said Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden. Officers who went to the apartment complex in a middle-class neighborhood found the gruesome crime scene.

"This is a horrific tragedy for our community," Eden told reporters. "I want to assure the public that we will pursue justice and we will make sure that we exhaust every resource into this investigation."

By Thursday morning, a makeshift shrine for the girl had emerged underneath a tree at the apartment complex — with relatives and friends leaving flowers, balloons, stuffed animals and lit candles.

Martinez said in a statement the abuse and killing of the girl "is unspeakable and justice should come down like a hammer."

Michelle Martens
The girl's mother, 35-year-old Michelle Marten, her 31-year-old boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, and his 31-year-old cousin, Jessica Kelley, face charges of child abuse resulting in death, kidnapping and tampering with evidence. Gonzales and Kelly have also been charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor.

Gonzales denied having anything to do with the girl's death as he was led out of the police station in handcuffs late Wednesday as reporters yelled questions at him. The girl's mother said nothing as she was led out and placed into the back of a police car.

Police said Kelley was hospitalized late Wednesday and will be booked after she is released. No details were disclosed about why she was hospitalized.

According to the criminal complaint, the mother told police Gonzales drugged the girl so he could calm her down and have sex with her. She said Kelley held her hand over the child's mouth and she stabbed the girl in the stomach after Gonzales had choked her.

The complaint also states that the mother told investigators that Gonzales and Kelley dismembered the girl.

One of the police officers who arrived at the apartment found the girl's body in a bathroom, rolled up in a blanket that had been set on fire. The officer put it out.

Jessica Kelley
Gonzales has an arrest record stretching back to 2004, including a felony child abuse charge, driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. It was unclear whether he was convicted of most charges, but he did plead no contest to a charge of child abandonment.

Kelley's arrest record includes battery, domestic violence and drug charges — most of them dismissed. Online court records show no criminal history in New Mexico for Martens.

Mug shots of Martens and Gonzales released by police showed them with bruises on their faces. In his statement in the criminal complaint, Gonzales said his cousin hit him and Martens with an iron.

Laura Bobbs, a local minister, told the Albuquerque Journal she was planning the girl's birthday celebration for when the child was supposed to arrive home from school Wednesday afternoon. They were going to have pedicures and manicures and eat cake.

Bobbs broke down sobbing and yelling Wednesday outside the apartment complex as detectives investigated.

"Who does this to a little child?" she asked. "Oh Jesus. Oh what evil."


Woman Makes Child Porn with Her Own Children to Keep a Man

How sad it is that a woman is so desperate to not be alone that she molests her own children
to keep a relationship with a pedophile who threatened them

Woman subject of sentencing hearing for making child porn with her kids
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Fort St James, British Columbia

MARK NIELSEN / PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN

A 37-year-old Fort St. James woman is facing sentencing for making child pornography involving her son and daughter and then sending the images and videos to a man she met through an internet dating site.

The incidents occurred about a half-dozen times over a two- to three-month period beginning in early November 2010, the court was told during a sentencing hearing Wednesday at the Prince George courthouse.

She agreed to the man's requests through a combination of fear – he had threatened to harm the children – and a desire to maintain the relationship. At the time, she had been drinking and consuming drugs and was suffering from low self-esteem as the result of a failed marriage.

By January 2011, she broke off the relationship and struck up a new one with another man in Fort St. James.

The law caught up with her in October 2013 when she was arrested, roughly five months after a police investigation into allegations that images of child pornography were being exchanged through a website that led to the arrest of the man in Calgary.

He was subsequently sentenced to four years in prison.

The children, who were 10 and 12 years old at the time of the incidents, are now in the care of relatives on her ex-husband's side of the family and are not ready to have contact with their mother, the court was told.

Crown counsel is seeking 2 1/2 years in a federal penitentiary noting sexual offender treatment is not available in provincial jails.

Defence counsel argues a provincial time of less than two years followed by three years probation is appropriate, noting she can participate in sexual offender treatment in the community once out on parole.

Her name cannot be published under a court-ordered publication ban against information that would identify the victims.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church will issue her decision at a later date.

    Fort St James, B.C.

11 People on Today's P&P Llist Includes 2 Couples and a Former Degrassi High Star

Oregon man accused of child sex abuse

Nate Hanson , KGW

PORTLAND, Oregon – A 39-year-old Portland man was arrested Wednesday on accusations of child sexual abuse.


Ronald Nelson Chandler faces first-degree charges of unlawful sexual penetration, sex abuse and encouraging child sex abuse. Police believe there may be more victims.

The investigation into Chandler began on Aug. 10 when officers responded to a Southeast Portland home on a report of child sex abuse and the possession of child pornography. The victim, who is now an adult, said the incidents occurred over a 10-year period, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson of Portland police.

On Aug. 18, detectives served a search warrant at Chandler’s home in the 14900 block of Southeast Division Street and seized several items of evidence.

Chandler's juvenile children have been placed into protective custody, Simpson said.

Anyone with information about the case should call Detective Jeff Meyers at 503-823-0595.






A NY State teen has been sentenced to state prison for violating probation in a child sex abuse case

QUEENSBURY — Shane M. Hogan, 19, of Coolidge Avenue, pleaded guilty earlier this year to first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, for sexual contact with a child under the age of 15 when she was "physically helpless," court records show.

Warren County Judge John Hall placed him on interim probation for a year, but he violated probation when he was re-arrested on misdemeanor petit larceny and false personation charges in May, and did not meet conditions of sex offender treatment, according to court records.


Hall sentenced Hogan to 2 years in prison to be followed by 10 years on parole.






California Couple Sentenced for Child
Sex Abuse Spanning 15 Years

BY NISHA GUTIERREZ-JAIME

A Newhall man was sentenced Wednesday to 48 years in state prison for sexually abusing 10 children over 15 years, and his live-in girlfriend received five years formal probation.

Francisco Avendaño, 42, pleaded no contest on July 6 to 12 counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14, two counts of lewd acts on a child 14 years old and one count each of lewd acts upon a child 15 years old and continuous sexual abuse, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.


Jacqueline Wadsworth, 32, and Francisco Avendano, 42, are seen in booking photos. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

Avendaño’s girlfriend Jacqueline Wadsworth, 32, also pleaded no contest to one count of lewd act upon a child under 13, and was sentenced on Aug. 5 to five years formal probation, 52 weeks of sexual compulsion control classes and is subject to a 10-year protective order,  a prosecutor said.

The 10 children were victimized between January 2001 and December 2015. They were family members and family friends of the perpetrators, and were between the ages of 3 and 15 years old when they were abused.


Avendaño and Wadsworth are required to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.


    Newhall, CA




Former 'Degrassi High' actor among four people arrested in child pornography bust

Jason (Byrd) Dickens, 45, is shown in a handout photo. Dickens is facing a number of charges in a child sexual exploitation investigation. (Toronto Police Service)

Chris Fox, CP24.com 

Four people, one of them a former "Degrassi High" actor, are facing charges in connection with a child pornography investigation.

The investigation began in January after police received a tip about a cache of child pornography that had been uploaded onto the internet.

On April 25 police executed a search warrant at an address in the city's west end and arrested a 31-year-old woman inside and then subsequently arrested a 45-year-old man at his workplace. 

Dylan Anne McEwen, 31, is shown in this handout photo. McEwen is facing a number of charges in a child sexual exploitation investigation. (Toronto Police Service)

Police allege that they located thousands of child sex abuse images and videos that were stored on external hard drives, computers and cell phones during the execution of the search warrant.

As well, police say the evidence located in the home led them to identify and arrest two other female suspects whom the male suspect had allegedly produced child sex abuse material with in the past.

Police say that the male suspect met the second woman online and in person between January 2000 and January 2006 and engaged in the sexual abuse of a child. The pair also made, possessed and distributed child sex abuse images and videos during that time, police say.

According to police, the male also met the third woman online and in person, though the timeframe for their interaction is not known. At some point, police allege that the pair made a child sexual abuse video together.

Police say they are concerned that there could be additional victims in the case that they have not yet identified.

“We are concerned that there may be more victims. We are also concerned that there may be more people that met with the accused and are involved in the sexual exploitation of children,” Detective Michael Sabadin told reporters on Thursday. “We are asking anyone who may have information with regards to this to call police.”

As part of their ongoing investigation, police have released the emails addresses and usernames that are linked to the suspects.

The male suspect used Retodeviant, Byrd_Dawg, Sir Dirk, retrodeviant@gmail.com, retrodeviantdawg@gmail.com, retrodeviant2004@hotmail.com, angrybyrdrigs@gmail.com and Byrd_D@hotmail.com.

The first female suspect, meanwhile, used Doll, Dirty Doll, pretty_bitter_pill@hotmail.com, and dirtyslavedoll@yahoo.com.

The male suspect, identified as 45-year-old Jason (Byrd) Dickens, has been charged with 26 total offences, including possession of child pornography, make child pornography, sexual assault and bestiality.

The woman who was arrested back in April has been identified as 31-year-old Dylan Anne McEwen. McEwen is charged with 10 offences, including possession of child pornography, make child pornography, sexual assault and bestiality.

Police say that the bestiality charge is unrelated to the alleged sexual abuse of children.

The two other woman charged in the case include a 57-year-old London, Ontario resident who faces 10 sexual-exploitation related charges and 25-year-old Thunder Bay resident Tina Ewen, who faces one count of making child pornography.

Police say that they believe the male suspect is the same Byrd Dickens, who previously worked as an actor and had a recurring role on Degrassi in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

However, police say they do not believe there is any connection between Dickens’s work as an actor and the crimes he is alleged to have committed.


Dickens played the role of Scott Smith on "Degrassi High."







Oklahoma Little League coach arrested,
accused of sexually abusing 2 girls

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. —A Jones Little League baseball coach has been arrested on allegations that he sexually and physically abused his two adopted daughters for almost a decade.

Police arrested Donald McCord and will issue an arrest warrant for Michelle Diane McCord on almost three dozen counts of sexual abuse of two girls. The victims told investigators that they were abused almost daily for nearly a decade.

"This is a sexual abuse case that's been occurring for many years ... a case, really, of horrific proportions," Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel said.

One of the victims told investigators that she had been sexually abused since about 2007 and as recently as July, Whetsel said. She reported daily sexual and physical abuse, and she said Donald McCord threatened to kill her if she reported the abuse.


The second victim said McCord started abusing her daily in about 2006. Both said McCord would choke them to the point of unconsciousness and threaten them with harm, Whetsel said.

McCord initially denied the allegations, but later in questioning with officers, he admitted that he committed inappropriate acts with the two girls, according to Whetsel. He was arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail.

McCord faces 31 charges, including sexual abuse of a child and first-degree rape. His bail has been set at $500,000.

Because McCord is a Little League baseball coach in Jones and because of the seriousness of the allegations, authorities are looking to see if there are other victims.

The victims also said they told Michelle McCord about what Donald McCord was doing, Whetsel said. The abuse stopped shortly after the victims told her, but she did not report it.

Authorities said they do not believe Michelle McCord knew about the sexual abuse while it was happening.

The person who tipped off officers about the sexual abuse reported that Michelle McCord said she was more concerned about paying the bills than the girls' well-being, according to Whetsel. Because of that, Michelle McCord is charged with one count of permitting sexual abuse to occur, two counts of failure to report sexual abuse of a child and one count of child neglect.

Whetsel said an arrest warrant will be issued for her arrest.


The two victims and two children are in protective custody, Whetsel said. The two other children were not abused, according to authorities.







Wyoming Man Faces Life in Prison
on Child Sex Abuse Charge

By Nick Learned

A convicted sex offender could spend the rest of his life in prison after allegedly drugging and sexually abusing a teenage boy at a cabin in Jelm.

Kenneth Matthew Lovato, 51, is charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, a charge of which he was twice previously convicted — once in New Mexico in 1994 and once in California in 1996. The previous convictions make this latest charge punishable by life in prison without parole under Wyoming statute.

Lovato was arrested July 13 as Albany County Sheriff‘s deputies investigated a complaint stemming from the alleged incident July 10. According to allegations contained in the affidavit, Lovato gave the victim alcohol and pills he described as “baby oxy” before sexually abusing the boy.

Deputies reportedly found evidence at the victim’s home and while executing a search warrant at Lovato’s cabin in Jelm.

Lovato is set to be arraigned Wednesday before Judge Jeffrey Donnell in Albany County District Court.


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Child Rape Crisis in North America

Lori Handrahan
Lori Handrahan
http://www.lorihandrahan.com End the Trade in Child Rape & Torture. Help support Data4Justice http://www.Data4Justice.org

The illegal trade in children being raped and violently abused is at “a level of epidemic proportions” according to an internal Canadian government memo recently obtained by The Canadian Press.

This marks the fourth major statement by North American senior government staff warning of a crisis that too few in the media seem prepared to recognize much less report on.

— Last summer FBI Assistant Director Joseph Campbell announced, in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), there is an epidemic of child sex trafficking and pedophilia sweeping America.

— Special Agent John Reynolds with US Department of Homeland Security said in a June press conference “The incidence of child sexual exploitation has reached staggering proportions.”

Daniel Payne

— In May Director of the Pentagon’s Defense Security Service, Daniel Payne told reporters the “amount of child porn” on government computers is just “unbelievable.”

As a leading child pornography researcher I asked for clarification from Payne’s office and was told, “Director Payne was speaking from his 34 years of experience in the field of counterintelligence and security, and involvement in the Inspector General community. His remarks were not Agency specific; rather, he was speaking in terms of the government as a whole.”

Last year the US State Department’s Director of Counter-terrorism, Daniel Rosen, was arrested for computer solicit of a child under 15 years old for sex/sodomy. Journalists reported this was the“3rd U.S. Official Hit With Child Sex and Porn Charges” when, in fact, far more than three US government employees have been arrested on child sex abuse related charges.

Fairfax County PD Search Warrant for Daniel Rosen as reported by @NBC’s @JulieCareyNBC


Frustrated with the poor journalism, I posted on Medium “State Dept Dan Rosen’s Arrest: Cheat Sheet for Journos,” listing hundreds of government staff arrested for participating in child sex abuse. My post quickly received over 12,000 shares. In response, The Daily Beast published, “The Sickening Child Porn Crisis Infecting U.S. Government Agencies,” citing only 22 government workers out of the hundreds I have documented.

The United States may be producing and distributing an estimated half of the world’s child rape and torture videos and images. According to Europol, the Europe-wide police investigative agency, half of all servers distributing child sex abuse are located in the US.

Europol

In the United Kingdom The Independent reported on Europol’s Strategic Assessment of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Online with an article stating “almost half of world’s websites dealing in commercial child sexual abuse material have their servers located in US.”

In the first quarter of 2014, alone, there were some 2,048 sites in the US trading in child rape and torture. In 2015 Europol reported that US child sex abuse sites increased from 516 to 2,617 — far greater than any other country.

None of this was covered by US media outlets.

In 2014, the Australian Communications and Media Authority reported a 500% increase, in one reporting year, of child sex abuse images/videos, of which 64% were hosted on USA based internet servers. Australian authorities estimated 80,000 children had been trafficked for rape and torture to produce these images/videos and said the majority were girls under 13 years old.

Again, this was all but ignored by North American media outlets.

Why does it seem so difficult for journalists to report on the full scale of child rape and torture occurring to thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of children in North America?

The Boston Globe won recognition with the award-winning film Spotlight, depicting how Globe reporters investigated the systematic child rape and its cover-up by Catholic Church. Yet, while journalists heaped praise on the Globe, the media has simultaneously ignored bomb-shell statements from top government officials about “epidemic” and “unbelievable” child rape and torture, often called child pornography, that is washing over North America.

The current crisis in the brutal abuse and rape of children, often of very young children including infants and toddlers, is destroying an entire generation of children. It has all but been ignored by the media. Journalists and editors must start connecting the dots and reporting on the wider context of child sex abuse in North America, rather than one-off reports of individual arrests.

All of our futures depends on better journalism focused on this staggering epidemic destroying so many of our children.

Dr. Lori Handrahan is a leading expert on child pornography in America. She has created a start-up building the first database of child pornography arrests www.data4justice. She can be reached on her website: www.LoriHandrahan.com

Why The New Child Rape Case Filed Against Donald Trump Should Not Be Ignored

I have been pretty good at ignoring Donald Trump, for the most part, but publishing a blog on child sex abuse I am obligated to report this story. I do so with nausea growing in my stomach. As I have mentioned before, this Presidential election campaign is a reality show and I mostly hate reality TV. But this, and other stories, have elevated this farce well beyond reality TV. It can now be called
a macabre, Machiavellian Theater of the Absurd.

Mainstream media will not touch this story with a ten-foot pole. The most credible accounts I can find are from RT (Russia Today) with its anti-American bias, and from Huffington Post with its liberal, feminist bias. Since a woman's viewpoint on this story is invaluable, and since the Huffington Post account is extremely well-written by a very qualified person, I am going with that.

This is not a statement that I believe the accusations, there are some troublesome problems with them, only that they are credible enough to warrant revealing.

Lisa Bloom, Legal analyst for NBC News and Avvo, attorney and bestselling author


MIKE SEGAR / REUTERS

An anonymous “Jane Doe” filed a federal lawsuit against GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump last week, accusing him of raping her in 1994 when she was thirteen years old. The mainstream media ignored the filing.

If the Bill Cosby case has taught us anything, it is to not disregard rape cases against famous men. Serious journalists have publicly apologized for turning a blind eye to the Cosby accusers for over a decade, notwithstanding the large number of women who had come forward with credible claims. And now history is repeating itself.

In covering a story, a media outlet is not finding guilt. It is simply reporting the news that a lawsuit has been filed against Mr. Trump, and ideally putting the complaint in context. Unproven allegations are just that - unproven, and should be identified that way. (Mr. Trump’s lawyer says the charges are “categorically untrue, completely fabricated and politically motivated.”) Proof comes later, at trial. But the November election will come well before any trial. And while Mr. Trump is presumed innocent, we are permitted - no, we are obligated — to analyze the case’s viability now.

No outsider can say whether Mr. Trump is innocent or guilty of these new rape charges. But we can look at his record, analyze the court filings here, and make a determination as to credibility - whether the allegations are believable enough for us to take them seriously and investigate them, keeping in mind his denial and reporting new facts as they develop.

I have done that. And the answer is a clear “yes.” These allegations are credible. They ought not be ignored. Mainstream media, I’m looking at you.

1. Consider the Context: Mr. Trump’s Overt, Even Proud Misogyny

The rape case must be viewed through the lens of Mr. Trump’s current, longstanding and well documented contempt for women. Men who objectify women are more likely to become perpetrators of sexual violence, just as one with a long history of overtly racist comments is more likely to commit a hate crime.

Mr. Trump has relished calling women “dogs,” “slobs” and “pigs,” and cyberstalked and derided journalist Megyn Kelly for having the temerity to ask him to defend his own words. He threw out the most misogynist of attacks, attempting to undermine her professionalism by accusing her of menstruating. He’s cruelly ridiculed the appearance of a female opponent (Carly Fiorina) and an opponent’s wife (Heidi Cruz). His campaign even openly acknowledged that it disqualified all women for consideration as his vice-president.

Mr. Trump has a long history of debasing women he’s worked with, crossing the line on a regular basis. He’s taken lifelong joy in objectifying women, including his proclamation: “Women, you have to treat ‘em like shit.”

This cannot be ignored. Decades of abusive language does not make him a rapist. But it does show us who the man is: a callous, meanspirited misogynist who no sane person would leave alone with her daughter. As Dr. Maya Angelou said, “When someone shows you who they really are, believe them.”

2. More context: two prior sexual assault court claims have been made against Mr. Trump

But Mr. Trump has been accused of worse than just misogynist language. Two prior women have accused Mr. Trump, in court documents, of actual or attempted sexual assault. (Mr. Trump denies all the allegations.)

Under oath, Ivana Trump accused Mr. Trump of a violent rape.

First was Ivana Trump, Donald Trump’s first wife, who said under oath in a 1989 deposition that he had violently attacked her, ripped out her hair and forcibly penetrated her without her consent. According to the Daily Beast, she claims he was wildly angry that she’d referred him to a cosmetic surgeon who had botched a “scalp reduction” job (to cover a bald spot) and caused pain in his scalp - hence the vindictive yanking on her hair. At the time Ms. Trump said she felt “violated” by the alleged “rape.”

A few years later, after their divorce was settled, Ms. Trump claimed that she did not mean the word “rape” in a “literal or criminal” sense.

Note: virtually every settlement of a case involving a high profile person paying money to a former spouse - or anyone - requires the person receiving the money to agree in writing to ironclad nondisparagement and confidentiality. In plain English: you promise to be quiet and not say anything bad about the party paying you money. This has been the case in hundreds of settlement agreements I have worked on over the years. Ms. Trump was almost certainly contractually prohibited after she signed from saying anything negative about Mr. Trump. And it is also common to attempt to “cure” prior negative statements with new agreed-to language - like, I didn’t mean it literally. (You didn’t mean forcible penetration literally?)

A business acquaintance accused Mr. Trump of sexual harassment and “attempted rape”.

A second woman accused Donald Trump of sexual assault, in 1997. According to The Guardian, then thirty-four year old Jill Harth alleged in a federal lawsuit that Trump violated her “physical and mental integrity” when he touched her intimately without consent after her husband went into business with him, leaving her “emotionally devastated [and] distraught.” The lawsuit called the multiple acts “attempted rape.” Shortly thereafter she voluntarily withdrew the case when a parallel suit against Mr. Trump brought by her husband was settled. When The Guardian reached the woman in 2016 to ask whether she stood by her sexual assault allegations, she responded, “yes.”

In a court filing, according to a report, Ms. Harth alleged that while she and her husband were trying to do a business deal with Mr. Trump regarding a beauty pageant, he repeatedly propositioned her for sex and groped her, culminating in this frightening alleged incident:

Trump forcefully removed (Harth) from public areas of Mar-A-Lago in Florida and forced (her) into a bedroom belonging to defendant’s daughter Ivanka, wherein (Trump) forcibly kissed, fondled, and restrained (her) from leaving, against (her) will and despite her protests.” In the court document, she said that Trump bragged that he ”would be the best lover you ever have.”

Recently Donald Trump issued a statement that women’s claims of sexual harassment, documented in a lengthy New York Times investigation which included Ms. Harth’s lawsuit, were “made up.”

Jill Harth responded angrily on Twitter last week: “My part was true. I didn’t talk. As usual you opened your big mouth.”

In other words, she is standing by her story.

3. The new Jane Doe child rape claim against Mr. Trump is consistent with verifiable facts about Mr. Trump and his friend Jeffrey Epstein, and has a powerful witness statement attached to it.

A third woman accused Mr. Trump of rape very recently. According to the Daily Mail, a woman filed an April 2016 lawsuit claiming that when she was thirteen years old she was held as a sex slave to Mr. Trump and his friend Jeffrey Epstein. The woman claimed to have a witness, “Tiffany Doe,” to the incidents. She filed the case in pro per, that is, without the assistance of a lawyer.

The case was dismissed by the court for technical filing errors. She then obtained a lawyer and the case was modified and refiled in New York federal court, against Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein.

Read:  Prince Andrew One of the Celebrities Named in Sexual Abuse of Underage Girls

I’ve carefully reviewed this federal complaint. It is now much stronger than the one she filed on her own, which makes sense because she now has an experienced litigator representing her. Jane Doe says that as a thirteen year old, she was enticed to attend parties at the home of Jeffrey Epstein with the promise of money modeling jobs. Mr. Epstein is a notorious  “billionaire pedophile” who is now a Level 3 registered sex offender - the most dangerous kind, “a threat to public safety” — after being convicted of misconduct with another underage girl.

Jane Doe says that Mr. Trump “initiated sexual contact” with her on four occasions in 1994. Since she was thirteen at the time, consent is not an issue. If Mr. Trump had any type sexual contact with her in 1994, it was a crime.

On the fourth incident, she says Mr. Trump tied her to a bed and forcibly raped her, in a “savage sexual attack,” while she pleaded with him to stop. She says Mr. Trump violently struck her in the face. She says that afterward, if she ever revealed what he had done, Mr. Trump threatened that she and her family would be “physically harmed if not killed.” She says she has been in fear of him ever since.

New York’s five year statute of limitations on this claim - the legal deadline for filing — has long since run. However, Jane Doe’s attorney, Thomas Meagher, argues in his court filing that because she was threatened by Mr. Trump, she has been under duress all this time, and therefore she should be permitted additional time to come forward. Legally, this is calling “tolling” - stopping the clock, allowing more time to file the case. As a result, the complaint alleges, Jane Doe did not have “freedom of will to institute suit earlier in time.” He cites two New York cases which I have read and which do support tolling

Two unusual documents are attached to Jane Doe’s complaints - sworn declarations attesting to the facts. The first is from Jane Doe herself, telling her horrific story, including the allegation that Jeffrey Epstein also raped her and threatened her into silence, and this stunner:

Defendant Epstein then attempted to strike me about the head with his closed fists while he angrily screamed at me that he, Defendant Epstein, should have been the one who took my virginity, not Defendant Trump . . .

And this one:

Defendant Trump stated that I shouldn’t ever say anything if I didn’t want to disappear like Maria, a 12-year-old female that was forced to be involved in the third incident with Defendant Trump and that I had not seen since that third incident, and that he was capable of having my whole family killed.

The second declaration is even more astonishing, because it is signed by “Tiffany Doe”, Mr. Epstein’s “party planner” from 1991-2000. Tiffany Doe says that her duties were “to get attractive adolescent women to attend these parties.” (Adolescents are, legally, children.

Tiffany Doe says that she recruited Jane Doe at the Port Authority in New York, persuaded her to attend Mr. Epstein’s parties, and actually witnessed the sexual assaults on Jane Doe:

I personally witnessed the Plaintiff being forced to perform various sexual acts with Donald J. Trump and Mr. Epstein. Both Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein were advised that she was 13 years old.

It is exceedingly rare for a sexual assault victim to have a witness. But Tiffany Doe says:

I personally witnessed four sexual encounters that the Plaintiff was forced to have with Mr. Trump during this period, including the fourth of these encounters where Mr. Trump forcibly raped her despite her pleas to stop.

Tiffany Doe corroborates, based on her own personal observations, just about everything in Jane Doe’s complaint: that twelve year old Maria was involved in a sex act with Mr. Trump, that Mr. Trump threatened the life of Jane Doe if she ever revealed what happened, and that she would “disappear” like Maria if she did.

Tiffany Doe herself says that she is in mortal fear of Mr. Trump to this day:

I am coming forward to swear to the truthfulness of the physical and sexual abuse that I personally witnessed of minor females at the hands of Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein . . . I swear to these facts under the penalty for perjury even though I fully understand that the life of myself and my family is now in grave danger.

Given all this, and based on the record thus far, Jane Doe’s claims appear credible. Mr. Epstein’s own sexual crimes and parties with underage girls are well documented, as is Mr. Trump’s relationship with him two decades ago in New York City. Mr. Trump told a reporter a few years ago: “I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it, Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”

Powerfully, Jane Doe appears to have an eyewitness to all aspects of her claim, a witness who appears to have put herself in substantial danger by coming forward, because at a minimum Mr. Epstein knows her true identity.

Jane Doe has not granted any interviews, and we don’t know anything about her background, or Tiffany Doe’s, or the details of their stories. Much information needs to be revealed to fully assess this case. Perhaps they will be discredited on cross-examination. Perhaps they will recant. But if we’re going to speculate in that direction, we should speculate in the other direction as well. Perhaps Jane Doe and her lawyer will have more evidence and witnesses to corroborate her claim. Perhaps witnesses from Mr. Epstein’s notorious parties will come forward. We just can’t know any of that at this point.

But based on what we do know now, Jane Doe’s claims fall squarely into the long, ugly context of Mr. Trump’s life of misogyny, are consistent with prior sexual misconduct claims, are backed up by an eyewitness, and thus should be taken seriously. Her claims merit sober consideration and investigation.

We live in a world where wealthy, powerful men often use and abuse women and girls. While these allegations may shock some, as a lawyer who represents women in sexual abuse cases every day, I can tell you that sadly, they are common, as is an accuser’s desire to remain anonymous, and her terror in coming forward.

What do you call a nation that refuses to even look at sexual assault claims against a man seeking to lead the free world?

Rape culture.

We ignore the voices of women at our peril.

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