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

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

“Man Brutally Tortures and Murders 10-year-old Daughter”

Man admits to torturing and killing daughter for allegedly having sex,
or, allegedly for having sex

Doing a few of these stories everyday, I work very hard to not let them get to me, otherwise I would not be able to continue. I must have let my guard down today because this one hit me very hard.

By: Saeed Al Batati, Correspondent, December 30, 2014, Gulf News

One would have to be completely insane to think that doing this to
their daughter would restore honor. Completely insane!
Sana’a: A Yemeni father callously tortured and killed his daughter, 10, for allegedly committing adultery in the northern Dhamar province, a local official who questioned the man told Gulf News on Tuesday.

On the weekend, Yemenis on social media widely circulated a photo of a tortured girl who was found dead by shepherds in a rugged area in the northern province of Ibb.

Within hours, police found out that the girl was killed by her father.

Colonel Mohammad Qassem Al Hadi, the director of Dhamar’s Criminal Investigation Department, said that the man admitted that he brutally tortured and shot her four times with his rifle.

“We found a video clip in his mobile phone asking his daughter to confess to her mistake. The girl was bleeding and crying,” he said.

The official told Gulf News that the father used different methods of torture to force her into admitting having sex with another man, including putting an iron to her skin.

The phrase "having sex with another man" is curious. If it's the father's phraseology, then it sounds like he was sexually abusing the girl. Being divorced, it's not all that unusual, unfortunately. 

That would make it less of an 'honor killing' and more of a murder of jealousy. The insanity of jealousy would fit the brutality of the crime better than 'forcing her to confess'. Yemenis should be demanding the police investigate whether or not the man was molesting the daughter.

During the investigation, the man admitted that he threw his daughter off a cliff in the Samara Mountains in Ibb province after severely beating her.

“The father divorced his wife six years ago. He has two daughters and usually spends time moving from one country to another,” Al Hadi said.

The graphic photo of the dead girl sparked outrage on social media and local media outlets with some people demanding the execution of the father.

“If I were a judge, I would have sentenced him to death in the first session.” said Ali Al Bukhiti, an Al Houthi spokesman wrote on Tuesday on his Facebook page.

This man must be cut into pieces and thrown to dogs,” said Mohammad Said, a Yemeni man on social media.

Sinead O'Connor Predicted VIP Child Sex Scandal

Irish singer SINEAD O'CONNOR insists she has known about allegations of a VIP paedophile ring at the heart of the British Establishment "for years". Does her interest in CSA stem from having suffered child sex abuse herself?

Investigators are probing claims of a huge child abuse conspiracy involving some politicians and other public figures dating back to the 1960s.

It is alleged a dossier naming some of those involved was destroyed during a cover-up, and O'Connor - a veteran campaigner against child abuse - has now spoken out to insist the paedophile ring was an open secret in Westminster and those involved have been protected by a "hundred-year silence order" which buries the evidence.

She tells Q magazine, "(I've been) educating myself, offstage... (I've known about it) for years. Everyone knows about that... I didn't used to believe in Satan and now I f**king do."

O'Connor has occasionally encountered controversy, (pffft!) partly due to her statements and gestures—such as her ordination as a priest despite being a woman with a Roman Catholic background—and her strongly expressed views on organised religion, women's rights, war, and child abuse.

Sinead on SNL Ripping the Pope
Sinead O'Connor is a foul-mouthed, ordained, Catholic priest who ripped up a picture of Pope John Paul II while saying "evil" during a song on SNL. The stunt was not expected by SNL, and it began a very public spat between her and Madonna. 

Madonna is hardly a role model herself; the self-proclaimed Christian displays morals that might be in the same category as an alleycat. Her song "Like a Prayer" resulted in a music video that featured many Catholic symbols such as stigmata and cross burning, and a dream about making love to a saint, leading the Vatican to condemn the video.

Singer Sinead O'Connor has caused uproar in Ireland after becoming a priest. O'Connor became Mother Bernadette Mary at a ceremony staged by the breakaway Latin Tridentine church in Lourdes.

Although her status is not recognised by the mainstream Catholic Church, O'Connor has sought to make amends by apologising for tearing up a portrait of the Pope, and donating IR£150,000 to the bishop who ordained her.

Do you think there is any chance that both of these icons were sexually abused as children? I would put money on it. Their vulgar and erratic behaviour is not at all in conflict with the symptoms of having been abused as a child.

At any rate, it seems very unlikely that this whole VIP gay pedophile scandal has any chance of being swept under the rug. Minister May needs to get her act in gear.

Children Being Groomed for Sex Abuse in EVERY Town in the Country

The shocking scale of UK child abuse has been laid bare by an expert – as hopes of an effective Government inquiry suffered another blow.

Youngsters are being groomed in “every town” but police lack the skills to deal with it, said Fleur Strong, director of charity Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation.

She added: “I can show you families from Torquay to Exeter to Norfolk, there are families in Edinburgh, Belfast, all suffering from this crime.”

Of course, we've known that for months, at least. What we don't know, but suspect, is if Pakistanis are behind almost all of it, and if so, what should the consequence be - ad hoc prison time, or is there a more comprehensive way of dealing with it?

Fleur Strong
Police have recorded a huge rise in child sexual exploitation cases reported in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal and convictions of high-profile entertainment figures.

Paedophile rings in Rotherham, Oxford and Rochdale have been exposed, leading to more victims coming forward.

Detective Superintendent Paul Sanford, of the National Child Protection working group, said: “Child sexual abuse has been hidden for too long and, certainly in recent months, that picture has changed.

“It takes place in all communities, urban, rural, small and large. There isn’t a community not potentially affected.”

The Inquiry that Isn't

The warnings came as retired High Court judge Baroness Butler-Sloss said she did not know if the Government’s stalled inquiry into historical sex abuse by establishment figures would ever start.

Home Secretary Theresa May is poised to axe the panel and begin again – but Lady Butler-Sloss said abuse victims’ influence on the inquiry should be limited.

She added: “There has to be a victim voice on the panel, but victims should not be running the panel or be the chairman.”

Fiona Woolf  awarded an DBE
The peer, who stepped down because of her links to the political elite potentially involved in the scandal, also said criticism of City lawyer Fiona Woolf being made a Dame in the New Year honours list was “unfair”. DBE = Dame of the British Empire. To be called a Dame in Britain is an honour, unlike when Humphrey Bogart used the word.

She was the second chair forced to resign from leading the inquiry because of her connections.

Lady Butler-Sloss, a guest editing BBC Radio’ 4’s Today show, claimed the role of inquiry chair was “very disagreeable” but condemned the Home Office for failing to carry out sufficient due diligence checks on Ms Woolf. Did they actually carry out any due diligence? I'm not sure 'due diligence' fits in with Theresa May's style of leadership.

Tor's Most Visited Hidden Sites Host Child Sex Abuse Images - Surprised?

The study sought to find out which hidden Tor sites got the most traffic
Most traffic to sites hidden on the Tor network go to those dealing in images of child sexual abuse a study suggests.

The six-month study sought to catalogue hidden services on the so-called "dark net" and work out which were the most popular.

It found lots of sites peddling illegal drugs but the most popular were those involved with abuse.

However, the researcher behind the study said it was hard to conclude that people were behind all the visits.

Drug traffic
Tor, or The Onion Router, is an anonymising system that lets people use the web without revealing who they are or which country they are in. The anonymity offered by the network has encouraged many people to set up hidden .onion sites that offer content, services and goods that it is illegal to sell openly.

Carried out by Dr Gareth Owen from the University of Portsmouth, the study set up servers to join the Tor network and catalogued hidden services found on it. The system was also able to visit the sites to download HTML content so they could be categorised and to track how many visits each one received.

Traffic to hidden services on Tor represents about 1.5% of all the data passing across the network on any given day.

Over the six months of the study, Dr Owen and his colleagues saw about 80,000 hidden sites on Tor.

"Most of the hidden services we only saw once. They do not tend to exist for a very long time," he said during a speech at the 31st Chaos Communications Congress in Hanover, where he presented his findings.

The top 40 hidden services were involved with controlling botnets - networks of home computers compromised by malicious programs. Many of these botnets have been shut down which has left their client computers fruitlessly polling Tor seeking the now dormant command systems.

The study found that the biggest number of hidden services were dedicated to selling illegal drugs. Also in the top five were underground markets, fraud sites, mail services and those dealing in the virtual currency Bitcoin.

Hidden sites peddling illegal drugs are also popular on Tor
Although the number of sites dealing in images of abuse on Tor is small, traffic to them dwarfs that going to other sites, said Dr Owen.

About 75% of the traffic observed in the study ended up at abuse sites, said Dr Owen.

"When we found this out we were stunned," he said. "This is not what we expected at all." Obviously, you haven't been reading my blog, Dr. Owen, or you would know that there are 750,000 pedophiles online at any given moment looking for kiddie porn - according to Terre des Hommes.

Terre des Hommes - volunteer internet group researching child pornography
Despite the findings, Dr Owen cautioned against drawing too many conclusions since he did not know which visits were done by people and which by machines.

"It's not as quite as straightforward as it looks," he said. "It might look like there are lots of people visiting these sites but it is difficult to conclude that from this information."

"What proportion are people and which are something else? We simply don't know." he said, adding that "crawlers" run by law enforcement and other agencies that police abuse sites could be responsible for the steady stream of traffic.

Roger Dingledine, one of the original developers of Tor, also said the methodology of the study - which only scanned long-lived sites to see what content they offered - made it hard to draw conclusions about what people did on the network.

"Without knowing how many sites disappeared before he got around to looking at them, it's impossible to know what percentage of fetches went to abuse sites," he said.

"There are important uses for hidden services, such as when human rights activists use them to access Facebook or to blog anonymously," he added, so as to justify the monster he created.

"These uses for hidden services are new and have great potential." But nowhere near the potential for damage to the thousands of victims of child sex abuse needed to satisfy the voracious appetite of sick, degenerate men.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Marine Reservist on Suicide Watch After Child Sex Abuse Charges Laid

A former Long Island, New York school security guard pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of child sex abuse and possession of child pornography.

Prosecutors say Sean Corragio, 22, engaged in a sexual act in a mall with a 14-year-old he met online.
Sean Corragio

Corragio was arrested after police executed a search warrant at his Shirley home and according to prosecutors found a "significant amount" of child pornography on multiple computers and cell phones.

Corragio was previously employed as a school security guard in the Longwood and William Floyd School Districts. The charges are unrelated to his work at the schools, officials said.

His lawyer said Coraggio is a Marine reservist with no priors. He was held without bail and has been placed on suicide watch.

Astonishing Allegations of 2 Murders to Keep Lid on VIP Paedophile Ring

A campaigning MP sensationally claimed yesterday that two whistleblowers who threatened to expose an alleged VIP paedophile ring may have been murdered.

Labour MP John Mann
John Mann has passed detectives information about the suspicious deaths of the men who were allegedly poised to lift the lid on child sex abuse at the heart of the Establishment.

The development comes as the Labour MP told the Daily Mail yesterday that a key witness has come forward providing the address of a Dolphin Square flat which was used for ‘abuse parties’ by a network of high-profile figures including politicians and leading members of the judiciary, military and security services.

The potential breakthrough, which could help detectives identify the alleged perpetrators, comes a day after it emerged that Mr Mann had handed detectives a dossier naming 22 politicians – including six serving MPs and members of the House of Lords – suspected of involvement in a Westminster paedophile ring.

The Bassetlaw MP has since spoken to a victim who has provided a specific location where it is claimed that boys from care homes in Lambeth, South London, were taken to be abused – the apartment in the luxury block of 1,250 flats at Dolphin Square in Pimlico.

Mr Mann alerted police to allegations of child abuse at the prestigious block in 1989 when he was a Lambeth councillor, but nothing was done. The two whistleblowers he claims may have been killed are said to have been ready to expose powerful figures preying on teenage boys from children’s care homes in Lambeth.

The information Mr Mann has given police concerns the suspicious deaths of a Lambeth Council caretaker in 1989 and a social worker in 1993 who allegedly threatened to expose a paedophile ring linked to a future minister in Tony Blair’s government.

The unnamed caretaker was said to have tapes on ultra-violent ‘sex parties’ when he died in an apparent arson attack.

A second council employee, social services manager Bulic Forsythe, was found dead by firefighters in his blazing flat in Clapham. His skull had been fractured by a heavy weapon.

The late Bulic Forsythe and his daughter Kiddick
In the months before his 1993 murder, the 42-year-old had told colleagues at Lambeth Council he was on the verge of exposing child sex abuse and corruption. But days later Bulic was beaten to death in his flat and the case has remained unsolved for 21 years.

Documents reveal detective Clive Driscoll advised the investigation should be reopened when he found potential links to his 1998 children’s homes probe in Lambeth, South London.

But Mr Driscoll was removed from the case for naming the Blair minister as a suspect and Bulic’s murder file has not been touched for 14 years.

Witnesses have said Mr Forsythe had information about council buildings being used to film child sexual abuse. He died at the time of an internal council probe into alleged sexual abuse in the housing department where he had worked.

The Bassetlaw MP has since spoken to a victim who said children were abused in an apartment in the luxury block of 1,250 flats at Dolphin Square in Pimlico

Mann expresses concern over people involved in child sex abuse.

The report is said to implicate council officers as well as police and politicians. It states: ‘The murder of Bulic Forsythe was seen by some witnesses as a possible outcome for anyone who strayed too far in their investigation or who asked too many questions.’

Though the panel found no ‘direct link’ between his death and work, it said its evidence should be handed to police. The murder was investigated but never solved and cold case detectives are re-examining it.

Police are said to be investigating five potential paedophile rings operating over the last three decades in locations including Dolphin Square, Lambeth, North Wales and Rochdale.

The Dolphin Square flat which Mr Mann claims he can identify is not thought to have been the residence of any politician. Mr Mann told the Mail: ‘It is a short-term let. It is a big apartment in a particular part of Dolphin Square. The allegation is teenage boys were taken there and abused by at least two MPs. It is a specific allegation which will need to be verified.’

The estate is a few hundred yards along the Thames from Parliament and apartments could be rented by the night. Police believe the block was the home of sordid ‘abuse parties’ between 1975 and 1984.

Dolphin Square, Pimlico, London

Monday, 29 December 2014

World Famous Medicine Man Charged with Prolific Child Rape and Incest

Lena Chipps, Charles' sister near the skeleton of a sweat lodge
WANBLEE, South Dakota

He was a world-famous medicine man, a traditional healer and spiritual leader. Followers would travel long distances to this tiny hamlet on the Great Plains to be in his presence and pray in the darkness with him in a sacred sweat lodge.

Charles Chipps Sr.
But Charles Chipps Sr., a medicine man on the
Pine Ridge Indian reservation, had a dark secret, federal prosecutors say.

For years, they allege, Chipps sexually abused and raped girls, including some of his own daughters and granddaughters; many of the alleged victims were younger than 12 and several were as young as 5. A girl from Colorado whose aunt brought her to meet Chipps for spiritual guidance committed suicide after revealing the abuse she allegedly suffered.

The allegations against Chipps have torn his family apart, with some relatives and friends supporting him and others shunning him. Now 67, the medicine man has pleaded not guilty. 

The sexual abuse of children has long been regarded as a rampant if largely unspoken problem on Native American reservations, in part a legacy of a boarding school system that was designed to assimilate students and subjected them to widespread sexual, emotional and physical abuse, according to Native leaders and prosecutors. But Chipps’s case, as described in court testimony, is among the most shocking — entailing allegations that a respected elder sexually abused at least six girls.

It is also an illustration of the ways in which the federal, state and tribal legal maze that governs Indian country can complicate the pursuit of justice and, in Chipps’s case, allowed him to go free for three years after he was first jailed.

Child sexual abuse on the reservations is at the root of the many problems that follow for Indian children — depression, alcohol and drug abuse, juvenile detention and suicide, according to Indian country experts. The challenge of getting victims to speak out — common in child sexual assault cases anywhere — is exacerbated by the close-knit nature of the remote communities where they live.

The U.S. attorney for South Dakota, Brendan V. Johnson, said that sexual violence is one of the most common criminal offenses on the nine reservations where he shares criminal jurisdiction with the tribes, but it is extremely difficult to bring charges.

“Victims are placed under tremendous pressure by family members and friends to recant their stories,” said Johnson, who declined to discuss details of the Chipps case. “The complaint will come in, the victims will be forensically interviewed and will provide us with specific facts about what happened and then, months later, will recant their stories.”

The allegations against Chipps have torn his family apart, with some relatives and friends supporting him and others shunning him. Now 67, the medicine man has pleaded not guilty. His lawyer says he is too sick and mentally incompetent to stand trial.

In a brief interview, he declined to discuss his client’s case further.

The little blue house

The village of Wanblee, population approximately 725, is located on the northeastern edge of the Pine Ridge reservation, where 87 percent of the tribe is unemployed. It has a tiny post office, a small convenience market, a school and a health clinic, but little else.

In a place of desperation, Chipps was a source of healing. He inherited his spiritual position in the tribe and became a renowned medicine man on Pine Ridge and beyond, even releasing a CD of ceremonial songs. He made his home about eight miles out of town in a family compound in the shadow of the Eagle Nest Butte.

It was in a little blue house and a log cabin in that compound that Chipps abused girls and young women who came to him for spiritual guidance, according to the indictment against him and other court documents. He also allegedly sexually assaulted them on his nearby sacred ceremonial grounds, forcing them to disrobe and engage in sexual acts in the darkness of the sweat lodge.

Samuel Pretty Bear Sr.
Samuel Pretty Bear Sr.,former Oglala Sioux tribal police officer,
responded to a call from Chipps’s son in June 2009.
From 2002 to 2007, according to court documents, the South Dakota Department of Social Services and the tribe’s social services agency received nearly a dozen reports in which minors told people close to them that they had been sexually assaulted by Chipps. In most cases, the young accusers failed to repeat the claims before investigators.

In June 2009, a rookie Oglala Sioux tribal police officer from Wanblee, Samuel Pretty Bear Sr., responded to a call at the compound from Chipps’s son. The son said he had long feared his father, Pretty Bear recalled, but had information he wanted to share.

“He explained to me what was going on out there, and it wasn’t right,” Pretty Bear said in an interview. “He has kids of his own, and he was afraid for their safety.”

Pretty Bear removed four of Chipps’s grandchildren from the compound. A few days later, three more children were removed. Some were placed into foster care, and others went to live with other family members.

“Don’t tell them nothing about us,” Chipps warned one girl, according to court testimony from a state counselor who talked to the girl.

About a month later, Chipps was arrested on tribal child sex abuse charges and placed in a Pine Ridge jail. Then, nothing happened.

“We did our report,” said Pretty Bear. “We did what was asked of us as police officers and never heard anything about it after that.”

Although tribes have their own governments and court systems, the responsibility for prosecuting felony crime, such as sexual assault and rape, generally falls to the Justice Department. In this case, the U.S. attorney’s office for South Dakota opened an investigation but did not have enough evidence to bring federal charges.

Tribal authorities tried to obtain the limited evidence that federal investigators had, but federal officials would not share it.

In 2010, after a year with no charges by the U.S. attorney’s office — and no access to any evidence the FBI had collected — tribal law required that Chipps be let go.

He was free for another three years.

Heather Dawn Thompson
Heather Dawn Thompson, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, was the former assistant U.S. attorney in South Dakota who prosecuted the Chipps case in Rapid City.     
Beth Carnes
Beth Carnes, a counselor at Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, reported some of the allegations of sexual abuse.

Crazy Horse School

Beth Carnes, a non-Native counselor at Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, had a gentle manner and a way of talking and listening respectfully to children.

One day, about a year after Chipps was released from jail, she began talking with a 13-year-old girl who had been acting out. Something was deeply wrong.

“I said, wouldn’t it feel better if you just told Ms. Beth everything that’s inside and you got it out?” Carnes later testified in court. “And she said yes. And we went in my office, and she told me the whole thing.”

The girl told Carnes that the medicine man had been sexually abusing her since she was 5. She also said Chipps had recently insisted on seeing her, which she said was a violation of an order from a tribal agency that he not have any contact with any of the alleged victims.

As a school counselor, Carnes was legally obligated to report what she had been told. She did.

At about the same time, Heather Dawn Thompson, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe of South Dakota, joined the U.S. attorney’s office in Rapid City. Thompson said she soon became an expert in sexual abuse cases because there were so many of them.

“There are a variety of historical reasons that people point to for this cycle in Indian country, one of which has to do with the federal policy of removing children from their homes and sending them to boarding schools during the late 1800s and much of the 1900s,” Thompson said.

Many studies tie sexual abuse to the intergenerational trauma that began in the secular and church-run boarding schools that Indian children were required to attend. Court documents and lawsuit settlements reveal how the boarding schools, especially in places like South Dakota, were centers of widespread sexual, emotional and physical abuse.

Many of the children who attended the schools are the parents and grandparents of today’s Native American children. “There were individuals who were willing to move out in the middle of nowhere in order to work at boarding schools with these children and there were some who had a pre-disposition for child sex abuse and many of the children were sexually abused,” Thompson said. “Unfortunately, that has become a cycle that was passed down from generation to generation. You compound that with the poverty, socioeconomic and isolation issues in Indian country and unfortunately that cycle has not yet been broken.”

Armed with new information from Carnes, Thompson and a South Dakota FBI agent, Rick Lauck, moved aggressively on the Chipps case.

Soon, more young people claiming they had been victimized came forward.

On July 16, 2013, a federal grand jury indicted Chipps on 15 counts of rape, sexual abuse and intimidation of six minor victims. Besides the children in the indictment, older victims from South Dakota and other states came forward and alleged they were sexually abused by Chipps when they were younger, according to a filing by the U.S. attorney’s office.

In a federal courtroom in Rapid City last year, Chipps was brought before a judge to determine whether he could be released pending trial.

An older relative testified on his behalf and said he could live with her if he was released. Glenyce Bean, a psychotherapist who had come to his Sundance ceremonial grounds and sweat lodge for years, also testified in his support, saying that she had taken care of him in recent years.

“I know him as a ceremonial leader,” Bean said. “People [look] up to him and he helps people. . . . He’s uncle or grandpa to almost everyone. I know him to be helpful. He has provided just lots of healing for many, many people, myself included, over many, many years.”

Tribal officer Pretty Bear testified, as did Carnes, the school counselor. Then, Hollie Strand, a forensic interviewer from the Child Advocacy Center of the Black Hills in Rapid City, took the stand.

She recalled being told by children who spent time with Chipps that he bought them food and gifts — a way, she said, that sexual predators often intimidate their victims and make them feel more reliant on them.

She then described in graphic detail the sexual acts that the children said Chipps forced them to do. He would make one kiss him and another perform oral sex at the same time. Then he would snap his fingers and force them to trade places. One time he made two girls watch while he had sex with another one. Sometimes, he hit them hard with a stick. He warned them that if they told anyone, “he would whip them,” Strand testified.

Thompson, in an interview, would not discuss the case. In a court filing, however, she alleged Chipps raped one girl while two of the other girls were in his bed during a trip. She also alleged that, in another instance, one girl opened a bedroom door and found Chipps leaning over a partially unclothed girl with another girl nearby crying.

Several of the alleged victims would later tell officials that his wife knew about the abuse before she died, according to a detention order, though some said she was too scared to come forward.

The judge ruled that Chipps be held pending trial. Chipps has since been moved to a federal prison in Missouri. If found guilty, he faces the possibility of life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Clouds move over the Badlands near Scenic, S.D., on Dec. 7
Sweat lodge

On a recent chilly December afternoon, Lena Chipps, 62, walked through the windswept grasses on the rural grounds outside of Wanblee where her brother-in-law, Charles, for more than 20 years ran one of the most sacred Oglala Lakota Sioux ceremonies.

She says she did not know about the allegations against Chipps until he was first arrested five years ago.

Lena Chipps talks about her brother-in-law, a medicine man who a federal grand jury has indicted on 15 counts of rape, sexual abuse and intimidation of minor victims.

“When I first found out about Charles, I wanted to get a gun and go shoot him,” she said. “For what he did to all these kids.”

Lena Chipps said she has been shamed by the allegations involving her family — allegations that she believes tarnish the reputation of the tiny Oglala Lakota community and Native American culture more broadly.

“We’re not like that,” she said with disgust.

Johnson took over the case from Thompson, who left the office, and in a rare move for a U.S. attorney decided to personally prosecute the Chipps case.

Chipps’s attorney, Terry L. Pechota, says that his client is in bad health — diabetes, high blood pressure and congestive heart failure — and is not mentally competent to stand trial.

“I have found defendant completely unable to recall things in the past,” Pechota, who has known Chipps for 30 years, wrote in a court filing. “He would not be able to take the stand because he has no recollection of events.”

The children in Wanblee remember everything, Lena Chipps said.

Among them is her granddaughter, who has struggled in life as a result of the trauma she suffered, Lena Chipps said. Another of her teenage relatives twice tried to kill herself. There are few mental health resources in Pine Ridge — or any reservation — to help children like them.

“Some of these kids don’t care now what happens to them,” she said.

Lena Chipps walked unsteadily with her cane past several of the dome-shaped lodges on the ceremonial grounds. In the winter sunlight, the site looked abandoned, but she said the sweat lodge ceremonies are still being performed.

Inside the lodges are stones that are heated in a fire and placed in a central pit. Water is poured on the stones. Prayers and traditional songs — which Charles Chipps used to sing — are offered in the Lakota language.

On the grounds that day were white antlers, which are used to move the hot stones into the lodge.

Lying on the ground, mostly covered by dirt, was a tiny turquoise and purple braided bracelet, tiny enough to fit around the wrist of a child.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Two More Ministers Accused in the VIP Child Sex Abuse Scandal

MP wants Secrets Act lifted to let police speak out 

Scotland Yard has been handed the names of two more former Government ministers accused of sexually abusing children.

Campaigning MP John Mann said he was approached last week by a victim who claims to have been abused by the politicians – one a peer – in the 1980s and has passed the detailed allegations to detectives.

The latest phase in his search for the truth about a suspected Westminster child sex ring came as he called for retired detectives to be granted an unprecedented amnesty from the Official Secrets Act to help lift the lid on alleged VIP abusers.

Dolphin Square apartment complex
where much of the abuse is alleged to have taken place
Allowing former Special Branch officers who witnessed the alleged events to speak out could be central to bringing prosecutions, said Mr Mann. He has now called on Home Secretary Theresa May to lift Official Secrets Act restrictions.

The new allegations of child abuse emerged after the Bassetlaw MP handed a carefully-researched dossier about five paedophile rings to police with the names of 22 MPs. It includes 13 ex-ministers, at least two of whom are claimed to have gone to 'abuse parties' held at Dolphin Square, the luxury riverside estate in Pimlico which has been home to dozens of MPs.

However, Mr Mann said the latest claims, which involve two former politicians who are still alive, are 'entirely separate'. 'Someone has contacted me with some very precise allegations – not just the names but the basis of the allegations – and it is going straight to the police,' he said.

He said the key to unlocking the truth behind the saga lies with retired Special Branch detectives who witnessed events and could be 'absolutely critical' in providing information to an investigation.

He said 'a number' of officers have contacted him, including one who has read a 50-page dossier of evidence amassed by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens which is now said to be missing.

He added: 'It is clear there are a lot of people who could provide a lot of information, potentially vital information, to support ongoing criminal investigations.

'But they are not doing so because of the Official Secrets Act. They are fearful of not only breaking the law but the potential effect on their pension. This is absolutely crucial if we are to get some of these ex-officers coming forward and to get prosecutions of some of the former MPs.'

Labour MP John Mann
has handed a dossier of information
to Scotland Yard
Scotland Yard is already investigating sweeping allegations made by one man who claims he suffered systematic and organised abuse over nine years until 1984.

They want to trace witnesses to corroborate his astonishing claim that three boys were murdered by a sex ring that operated in London and the Home Counties.

Mrs May has already said the Official Secrets Act 'should not get in the way' of anybody giving evidence to an official inquiry.

But campaigners say the offer does not go far enough and want a guaranteed amnesty.

Those who sign the Act could face up to 14 years in prison if they breach it by revealing sensitive information, which could include the movements of top politicians.

One former Special Branch detective, now aged 81, said he was 'shocked and surprised' to be contacted out of the blue and warned not to speak out about disgraced Liberal MP Cyril Smith.

Tony Robinson, who claimed to have found files relating to the MP 'deliberately hidden' in a safe in Preston in the early 1970s, said he was told by his 'old HQ' the information was still protected by the Official Secrets Act.

The Government is under huge pressure to put its ill-fated child sex abuse inquiry back on track after two panel chairmen stepped down over potential conflicts of interest.

A meeting involving more than 100 people including alleged victims will be held on January 14.
Police appeal over VIP Westminster paedophile ring.


The man at the centre of the Dolphin Square inquiry says he was abused at depraved sex 'parties' from the age of seven.

Known only by the pseudonym Nick, he claims to have witnessed horrific acts at the luxury estate in central London between 1975 and 1984.

After being abused by his father, Nick says he was handed to a gang of top Establishment figures. He has described being driven by a chauffeur, along with a terrified 12-year-old boy, to a luxury townhouse where he watched as a Tory MP strangled the other child. 

Nick also said he saw a second boy being brutally murdered in front of a Tory Cabinet minister in 1981. A third boy, aged ten or 11, had died in 1979 after being deliberately run over by a member of the paedophile gang in a 'warning' to victims not to speak out, he alleges.

He says he was taken to Dolphin Square at least ten times for 'abuse parties'. He claimed one MP told him to thrash another boy - and 'sexually punished' him when he refused.

After receiving counselling he contacted the investigative website Exaro in May, whose investigators described him as 'intelligent and articulate', before going to the police.

The Nightmare That Just Won't End, Another Ashram Horror Story

A female who decided to end her life by drowning, couldn’t end her nightmare even by taking the drastic step. She was raped by a couple of fishermen, when she washed ashore.

A woman, whose name is being withheld for privacy, tried to commit mass-suicide with her parents and sisters. However, her attempt failed and she washed ashore. A few fishermen, who chanced upon the unconscious woman, sexually assaulted her, reported The Hindu.

The entire family is said to have been evicted from their home in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, a Yoga spiritual community in Pondicherry, India on 18 December. Rather than facing humiliation and criticism at the hands of society, the family decided to end their lives. While two of her sisters and her mother drowned, the father and three of his daughters washed ashore unconscious but alive at different locations.

Background from Wikipedia:

In 2004, one of five sisters who had been asked to leave the ashram owing to "gross misconduct" filed charges against various members. These charges were dismissed by a retired deputy secretary to the local government, who found the accusations "false". 

Subsequently the same persons made similar charges to the National Human Rights Commission of India, which found the complaint "baseless", and the National Commission for Women, which described the allegations as "false", noting that there "appeared to be malicious planning behind the complaints".

In 2012 the complainants were again ordered by the Madras High Court to leave the ashram, but refused. In 2013 the Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Krishna Tirath, communicated complaints from residents of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram to the Chief Minister of Pondicherry, N. Rangaswamy, and the Madras High Court "appointed a retired judge of the Kerala high court to probe the allegations of sexual harassment and misappropriation of funds at the Ashram".

The retired judge, and his successor, took evidence from various participants, and also received complaints from "some 165 people from Odisha stated to be ashram devotees" but with no connection with the ashram itself. As of August 2014 no successor has been appointed. 

The administrators of the ashram have maintained throughout that the various complaints were "false and ill motivated". The Supreme Court of India ordered the eviction of the five sisters, who were evicted as per its orders from the Ashram on Dec 18th.

According to the Kalapet police, who have registered the complaint of the woman, two fishermen allegedly assaulted her as she was lying unconscious on the beach. Acting swiftly, the police have even arrested two men in connection with the alleged attack. Mr. N Ravikumar, the Superintendent of Police, confirmed that the two suspects have admitted raping the girl and are being held in police custody pending further judicial procedure, reported the Daily Mail.

The Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, which runs the ashram, has expressed shock and dismay at the unfortunate incident. Describing the mass-suicide as a “heartbreaking” incident, the ashram has shared that it will soon start the procedure of securing another home for the sisters that survived the suicide attempt. In their official statement, the ashram has said,

“The ashram has constantly attempted to resolve the issue with sisters, offered to find them a place outside the ashram or give financial support, for their stay, as fixed by the high court. Even today the ashram continues to extend support to help sisters find suitable place to stay in any government run accommodation. It is a moment of profound sadness for us and we reach out to everyone who feels the loss”

Founded in 1926, the ashram’s followers have to strictly abide by the rules related to sex, drugs and alcohol. Though the ashram hasn’t been forthcoming about the specific reason that caused the eviction of the entire family, it was the Supreme Court of India that had issued the directive. The family was evicted from the ashram under police escort following a Supreme Court order after one of the sisters reportedly violated one of their rules.

Ashrams are generally highly regarded as spiritual institutions. But, as we saw in Australia, and elsewhere in India, the pursuits of the leaders may be more fleshly than spiritual.

Pondicherry, now called Puducherry, was a French settlement for nearly 300 years until 1954. The city is n the state of Puducherry in southeast India.

British Soap to Tackle Child Sex Abuse in 2015

Child sex abuse is rarely ever a subject of TV dramas or movies, vastly under-reported in proportion to the actuality of CSA in real life. That is one of the reasons blogs like mine struggle to make the enormity of this great evil known. 

Other than an episode of NCIS which dealt with honor-killings, and the movie Taken which dealt with kidnapping and child trafficking, I have never seen anyone address CSA, child prostitution, child brides or female genital mutilation. Yet their prevalence in societies around the world is staggering. Cudos to Dominic Treadwell-Collins for his courage. I hope his ratings increase so much that other producers will take notice.

EastEnders is a long-running soap opera on BBC1.

The past will return to haunt Kat Moon next year when EastEnders portrays the emotive issue of historic child sex abuse allegations, a show spokesperson today confirmed to RadioTimes.com.

Market-stall holder Kat (Jessie Wallace) will be at the centre of a storyline that sees her late uncle Harry revealed as a serial sex offender.

Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace)
Long-term viewers of the BBC1 soap will recall that Kat was groomed and then raped by Harry (played by Michael Elphick) when she was 13. The sexual abuse resulted in the birth of Kat's daughter Zoe, who was then raised as Kat's sister.

The Slater family secret only came to be exposed years later when Zoe (Michelle Ryan) announced plans to live in Spain with her uncle Harry - a revelation that led to Kat memorably announcing that she was really Zoe's birth mother.

Now, in scenes to be shown in early 2015, Kat - who has recently split from husband Alfie (Shane Richie) - will be drawn into a new police investigation when it's revealed that she may not have been Harry's only victim.

A spokesperson for EastEnders said today: "EastEnders has a rich history of tackling difficult social issues and Kat's continued story is one of these."

Speaking recently about his plans for both Kat and Alfie in the new year, executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins commented:

"Their story for next year is new, fresh and exciting. And for characters that have been around for a long time, that's very hard to do. And hopefully we've achieved that."

You can watch the scene in which Kat was revealed to be Zoe's mother here.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Texas Man Arrested on 3 Counts of Continuous Child Sex Abuse

Susan Sharp, Reporter, Seminole Sentinel
Friday, December 26, 2014 3:23 PM

David Ramirez
   The Gaines County Sheriff's office arrested David Acosta Ramirez, 64, of Seagraves, TX, for three accounts of continuous sexual abuse of a child. The arrest took place Dec. 9, 2014, and the indictments were out of Gaines County, according to a law enforcement press release.

    Ramirez is in the Gaines County Jail on a $100,000.00 bond for each indictment, totalling $300,000.00.

According to Sheriff Pipkin, the Gaines County CID Unit began investigating report of sexual  abuse of a child in February 2014 after child protective services got in touch with law enforcement.

And that is all we have at this time.

Honor Killings in Gaza You Won't Find in the New York Times

The Unmentioned Murders of the Middle East
First One Through

Honor killings have a sad history throughout the Muslim world. Many families deliberately and systematically kill wives and daughters if there is any suspicion of the women bringing “dishonor” to the family. The cause of such shame may come from actual or feared adultery, refusal to marry a designated spouse, or even dressing inappropriately. The cultural rationale for the honor killings is that by murdering the offending women, honor is restored to the families.

Gaza and the West Bank are similar to other parts of the Muslim world regarding the reasons for honor killings. However, the recent spike in the number of killings in the territories has been very dramatic and atypical. In 2011, there were five such murders in the territories. The number of homicides jumped to 13 in 2012, and doubled again to 27 in 2013. In just the first two months of 2014, 8 honor killings were reported by Palestinian media sources, a pace that would have put it on course for nearly doubling again.

By comparison, in Afghanistan an estimated 150 women are killed each year in honor killings. Afghanistan has over eight times the population of Gaza and West Bank, and 18 times Gaza alone. Therefore, on a proportionate basis, the Palestinians now kill twice as many women in honor killings as Afghanistan (or over three times as many if one only counts Gaza where most of the murders take place).

Adding insult to these horrific murders increasing popularity, was the lax way such murders were treated in Palestinian courts. According to the Palestinian Law (Article 340), the killers were not subject to any punishment.

“He who discovers his wife or female relative committing adultery and kills,
wounds or injuries one or both of them is exempted from any penalty,
and he who discovers his wife, or one of his female ascendants or descendants
or sisters with another in an unlawful bed and he kills, wounds or injures one
or both of them, benefits from a reduction of penalty.”

The terrible jump in honor killing of women in Gaza and the West Bank did not make it to the pages of The New York Times. The courts absolution granted to the murderers was not a subject that the Times decided to cover. In 2011. In 2012. In 2013. In 2014.

The closest the New York Times came to an article about the Palestinians’ disregard for a woman’s life in the territories was in an article by Jodi Rudoren in October 2012. That article was about a particular women’s rights advocate. While one would imagine some specifics about the lack of women’s rights and a review of honor killings being covered in such an article, there was barely any mention.

There was no description of honor killings
No report on the increasing number of killings
No review of Palestinian Law absolving the murderers

Instead, Roduren chose to describe the difficulty of a specific woman acting as a rights advocate in Gaza (as opposed to the hardship all women face in Gaza). Of course, according to Roduren, the main source of the hardship was Israel:

““psychological siege” imposed by a combination of Israeli restrictions on travel and trade”
lost a personal battle last month when Israel’s Supreme Court rejected a petition by her and three other women to study in the West Bank.”
“the resistance of the Israeli occupation as a priority,”
Israeli court ruled, 2 to 1, against the four women
“Israeli warplane hit an apartment building”

So what does a reader take-away from the New York Times?

While the New York Times occasionally covered stories of honor killings in Afghanistan or Pakistan, it never covered those killings in Gaza, despite the greater prevalence in Gaza.

When the paper had a chance to describe the honor killings in Gaza in an article about a woman’s rights advocates, it opted not to do so.

The thrust of the sole article on the morbid topic laid most of the blame on Israel, as opposed to the Palestinians themselves

Hooray New York Times. You gave a pass for Muslim misogyny and murder meted out by Palestinians. Absolution of the Arab sins came from Jews just across the Green Line.

It would be much more convenient for the left-wing fringe if Israel bordered Pakistan and Afghanistan as well, so they could blame Jews for the entire reprehensible ritual.

Dalhousie Dentistry Scandal: Should Free Speech Protect Students from Punishment?

Dalhousie University president Richard Florizone has said there will be 'significant consequences' for the dentistry students who posted misogynistic comments on Facebook. He said that expulsion of the men involved has not been ruled out. 

Here's one view: The students of Dalhousie University’s dentistry school who are responsible for misogynistic Facebook postings about their fellow female students should not be expelled, punished, or sanctioned for their actions. 

In fact, says Mark Mercer, chair of the philosophy department at Saint Mary’s University, the students should be allowed to express their views, as offensive as they may be, without fear of any kind of reprisal from the school.

“One of the things that a university should be concerned with is that everyone feels able to say what they want, that there’s candour and openness,” says Mercer. “Only in the context of candour and openness can views be explored fully and criticized fully.

“So I think in a university context, anything that prevents us from saying what we want to say cuts against the mission of the university.”

Mercer, a free speech advocate, has staked out a position certainly at odds with many who have called for the expulsion of the students and are upset that a restorative justice process has been chosen, instead of harsher penalties for those alleged to have made the comments.

Dalhousie University president Richard Florizone has said there will be "significant consequences" and that, even with the restorative justice process, expulsion of the men involved has not been ruled out. 

The dentistry faculty at Dalhousie came under fire after CBC News received screenshots of sexually explicit posts on the so-called Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen Facebook page.

In one of the posts, male students in the group voted on which woman they'd like to have "hate sex" with and joked about using chloroform on women.

It doesn’t matter how ugly, how vile it is," Mercer said. "Any rules against speech have the potential of blocking the road of inquiry, of preventing us from being candid and examining what we want to say.”

Four members of the institution's faculty filed formal complaints under the Halifax university's Code of Student Conduct, which states that students must not engage in "vexatious conduct, harassment or discrimination that is directed at one or more specific persons" or conduct that would "cause another person to feel demeaned, intimidated or harassed."

Mercer argues that stifling speech only serves to drive it underground, or force students to speak in code, and not address the issues behind it.

In a later blog written for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs, Mercer expanded on his views, saying those who don’t mind punishing people for the content of their public expression, "should be uneasy when it comes to going after posters in the relative privacy of Facebook, I would think.

"Or is it only behind the locked doors of our houses that we can say what we want without worry?"

University students are members of an intellectual community, Mercer said, "and such a community is destroyed when members are directed to have certain beliefs and values, rather than allowed, through investigation and critical discussion, to come to their own beliefs and values.” Except, there is no discussion or investigation here, just obscene, vulgar refuse.

Another view

But John Carpay, a lawyer and president  of the Calgary-based Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which advocates for free speech rights, said the comments made in the Facebook postings are not the ideas that university free speech are intended to defend.

John Carpay
My favourite person
He said he believes the university has a right to establish a code of conduct and have a legitimate right to discipline students for violating the code of conduct. Unless, of course, you are a Christian University and you expect moral behaviour from your students. See Trinity western.

"I'm a very very strong advocate for universities as being the place where you can express political, moral, cultural, social, religious — every kind of ideas. But it's the expression of ideas in the context of searching for truth. And in that context you have to allow for very unpopular ideas to be fully aired and expressed."

"What these students are talking about is so far removed from authentic academic discussion that it doesn't warrant much if any protection.

"And I say that with some reluctance, because I also say you can't censor speech on the basis of its content. But yet I think you can still qualify between what is the expression of an idea, culturally, politically, philosophically, versus just really getting down in the gutter."

I love this man. What genuine clear and rational thinking! We need a lot more of that.

Friday, 26 December 2014

Oregon Man Charged with Sexually Abusing a Child in Cambodia

A missionary worker from Coos Bay, Oregon was released from a Cambodian prison and returned to the United States this week to be prosecuted for sexually abusing an underage boy while overseas.

Daniel Stephen Johnson, 36, is scheduled to be arraigned next Monday in U.S. District Court in Eugene on a charge of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place.

Daniel Johnson
Johnson was lodged in the Lane County Jail on Tuesday after authorities in Cambodia reportedly handed him over to a team of FBI agents.

Johnson on Monday completed a one-year prison sentence in Cambodia for sexually abusing five underage boys who were in his care at an orphanage he had operated there, according to the anti-pedophile group Action pour les Enfants, which is based in Cambodia.

The group said in a news release that Johnson had operated the unlicensed orphanage for about ten years.

The news release states that although the group is disappointed with Johnson’s “light sentence in Cambodia,” the government’s decision to deport Johnson “is a clear signal and helps serve as deterrent for other criminals that Cambodia will not allow such crimes, and that perpetrators will not only serve time in prison, but also be deported afterwards.”

A federal grand jury in Eugene issued an indictment against Johnson on Dec. 10. The charging document, unsealed Wednesday, alleges that Johnson sexually abused an underage boy between November 2005 and October 2006.

FBI spokeswoman Jennifer Adams said she could not comment on the case, which she said involves an ongoing investigation.

Johnson had previously been accused of sexually abusing three children in his sister’s care.

According to a 2003 article in the Yamhill Valley News-Register, Lincoln County prosecutors dismissed sex-abuse and sodomy charges in the case after investigators began to doubt the alleged victims’ statements.

Perhaps it is time to re-visit that 2003 case.

Girl Found Naked and Half-Dead in the Snow Awakes, Smiling and Asking for Santa

Some really good news for a change:

The six-year-old Alberta girl who was nearly beaten to death on the Paul Band First Nation awoke on Christmas Day and asked for Santa Claus, family members say. 

The girl had been unconscious since she was found lying naked and severely injured on the reserve west of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Dec 20.

More than 100 people from Paul Band huddled together on Christmas Day near the property where the girl was found to hold a candlelight vigil to pray for her recovery. Members of the girl's family sang through their tears, asking the Creator to watch over her.

Elder Kirby Bird told the group that their prayers were being answered.

“The prayers that you have been doing over these past couple of days has brought the spirit back in [the little girl],” he said.

“Just the other day, when I was there, I could see the beauty in her face and the glow.”

A family member said the girl is still a long way from recovery, but her smile is encouraging.

James Clifford Paul, 21, is charged with kidnapping, sexual assault and attempted murder.

He's set for a court appearance Jan. 7.

We thank God for answered prayer and ask that you keep praying for her physical and emotional recovery.

Another Pennsylvania Degenerate Accused of 67 Child Sex Offences

Just two days ago we reported on a house of horrors in Phoenixville, southeast PA. Today another dreadful case of family oriented child sex abuse, this one in Reedsville, a small community in central Pennsylvania with a population of about 650 people, most of whom are Amish. It is not yet clear if the pervert is Amish or not. Reedsville is about 150 miles northwest of Phoenixville.

BENNER TOWNSHIP — A Mifflin County man was taken to Centre County Correctional Facility on Tuesday, accused of 67 counts of child sex offenses.

Daniel Treweek, 65, of Reedsville, was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker and charged with multiple felony counts of rape, child rape, incest, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors and 10 misdemeanor counts of indecent assault.

The incidents are reported to have occurred between January 2007 and May (this year, I presume) in both Treweek’s home and in the home of a family member in Centre County, according to the criminal complaint. The reported abuse involved family members and began when one was 5 years old and the other was 8 years old.

According to court documents, the crimes came to light when one of the victims had a nightmare, but revealed the “bad dream” had actually happened in real life, too.

“Alright, I did it. I only did it one time, and I’ve regretted it ever since,” Trooper Jeffrey Ebeck quoted Treweek as saying in the affidavit of probable cause.

District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller was at the arraignment and said her office anticipates further charges involving other family members to be filed against Treweek.

Stephen Snook, attorney for Treweek, said he understood the offenses are serious and expected a significant amount of money to be set for bail for his client, who had no prior criminal record. His suggestion was $250,000, or whatever Gillette-Walker found “reasonable.”

Parks Miller asked bail be set at $500,000. The high figure would also serve to protect all involved, she said. She expressed concern for the youths involved as well as Treweek, citing fears of suicide related by Treweek’s family.

Gillette-Walker did not follow either suggestion and deemed reasonable bail to come in higher, setting it at $750,000.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 7 in Bellefonte.

Given that the alleged incidents took place in two counties, the respective district attorneys agreed to allow Parks Miller’s office to handle the prosecution.

“We’re taking the lead,” Parks Miller said.

Southern California Pervert Arrested for Child Sex Abuse of 3 Small Children

A 21-year-old Banning man has been charged with the sexual abuse of three children – a 5-year-old girl, a 6-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy, according to sheriff's officials and court records.

David Joseph Goodman of Banning, CA
David Joseph Goodman has pleaded not guilty to six felonies: three counts of lewd acts with a child; a count of sexual penetration; a count of sex or sodomy with a child under 10; and a count of sending harmful material to a minor, court records show.

The case began Friday, Dec. 19, after deputies received a report of a man — later identified as Goodman — pleasuring himself in the presence of children in Yukaipa, according to a San Bernardino County sheriff's news release.

Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Detail followed up on the case and found that Goodman has sexually assaulted three children that day — and that the children had been previously abused, the release said.

Goodman was arrested early Saturday and booked into the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga in lieu of $250,000 bail, jail logs show.

Goodman has worked at Disneyland since August, in what capacity is not known at this time.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective Jennifer Burkhart at 909-357-3615.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Increasing Child Sex Abuse at Schools Brings Increased Security

The Rural police and the School Jagrata Samiti (security council, I believe), along with Childline officials, have decided to step up vigil following the rising number of child sexual abuse on campuses.

At least two cases have been reported from madrasas in the limits of the Balussery and Nadapuram police stations last week. Balussery and Nadapuram are about 45 km apart in Kerala State, Southwest India. Both towns are about 10 km inland.

These fresh cases come close on the heels of the case of sexual assault of a four-year-old girl at an English medium school managed by of the Sirajul Huda Educational Complex at Parakkadavu here.

In one case, the Balussery police arrested a madrasa teacher, Vettiozhinjattam Kuruppachankandi Abdul Majeed, 45, from Punoor on the charge of sexually assaulting a 11-year-old-girl. Both the Childline authorities and the School Jagrata Samiti were instrumental in tracing the accused.

However, the Nadapuram police had a difficult time nabbing the madrasa teacher accused of sexually abusing a nine-year-old boy near Vilathapuram Kuttiyil at Purameri, as he had gone absconding soon after the incident.

The accused, Noufal Sakafy, 27, of Urakam Melmuri, near Vengara, in Malappuram, was finally apprehended from Chattamangalam on the outskirts of the city. Investigators used the tower location of the mobile phone used by Noufal to trace him.

During interrogation the accused also confessed to abusing many children at the madrasa. But only one case had been registered so far since the police had not received any other complaints.

The police said that the accused arrested for child sex abuse were charged with sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and they are produced before the Principal District Sessions Court.


Nigerian Girl Says Parents Volunteered Her as Suicide Bomber

Police said the girl's story made it clear who was to blame for the attacks in Kano
A 13-year-old Nigerian girl has told how her parents gave her to Boko Haram militants to be used as a suicide bomber.

The girl, speaking at a news conference organised by police, said she was taken to the city of Kano where two other girls detonated their bombs.

At least four people died in the 10 December attack. The girl was arrested, still wearing explosives, police said.

About 2,000 people have died in attacks blamed on the Islamists this year.

The girl told journalists that her parents had taken her to militants hiding in a forest near the town of Gidan Zana in northern Kano state.

She said one of the leaders asked her if she knew what a suicide bombing was.

"They said, 'Can you do it?' I said 'no'," she said.

"They said, 'You will go to heaven if you do it.' I said 'No I can't.' They said they would shoot me or throw me into a dungeon."

The girl said she finally agreed to take part in the attack but "never had any intention of doing it".

Scene of attack in Kano market - 10 December
She said she had been injured when one of the other girls detonated her bomb and ended up at a hospital where her explosives were discovered.

It was not possible to independently verify the girl's story. Correspondents said she had no lawyer present.

Kano police said they wanted the girl to tell her story to make the public aware of who was behind the attack.

Kano State Police Commissioner Adenrele Shinaba, quoted by Nigerian media, said police wanted to dispel rumours that the attack had been linked to inter-tribal conflict.

Boko Haram, a Sunni Islamist group, has been waging an insurgency in Nigeria since 2009.

In recent months the group has taken control of a series of towns and villages in north-east Nigeria and has vowed to create an Islamic state in those areas.

Nigerian authorities have struggled to defeat them.