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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.
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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Pretty 15 Year Old 1st Nations Girl Dead as Police and Social Services Failed Her

Police officers saw and spoke to Tina Fontaine on the last night the 15-year-old was seen alive in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada before her body was found in a bag in the Red River in August.
Tina Fontaine - dead at 15
Police Chief Devon Clunis told media on Thursday that officers came across Fontaine as part of a traffic stop on Aug. 8. She was in a car being driven by a man who was allegedly drunk.

(A) Sagkeeng First Nation, (B) Winnipeg
"They took the drunk driver, but they let everybody else go who was in the car," said Thelma Favel, Fontaine's great-aunt and caregiver for much of her short life.

The officers let her go even though she was known to be missing. Fontaine's body was later pulled from the river on Aug. 17.

Police are treating Fontaine’s death as a homicide.


Police erect shelter as they pull her
body from the Red River
“It’s obvious this child didn’t put herself in the river in that condition,” said homicide investigator Sgt. John O’Donovan. “She’s definitely been exploited and taken advantage of.”

Tina stood five-feet-three-inches tall and weighed about 100 pounds.

"I just can't describe it how I am still feeling, knowing that if they did their jobs, my baby might still be here," said Favel, who lives in Sagkeeng First Nation, northeast of Winnipeg.

Portage Place
That's where Fontaine had lived most of her life, until she ran away on July 1 and ended up in a foster home in Winnipeg.

Police said the teen was known to spend time near Portage Place.

She was reported missing from the foster home on July 31.

She said the police service's lead homicide officer called her Wednesday at about 5 p.m., informing her an internal investigation was going on.

Clunis told reporters he found out about the two officers' contact with Fontaine on Sept. 3, and said they have since been reassigned as the investigation into their actions takes place.

"They ran her name through the system. They took her name down — she didn't lie about who she was," Favel said about the two officers. "How can you not know? It should have came up she was a missing girl, but they just let her go.

"I don't even know, like I can't find words right now. I am angry. I am hurt. My baby might still be here instead of buried on top of her dad," she added.

Favel, who last saw Fontaine on July 1, said Child and Family Services (CFS) also let Fontaine down.

Sagkeeng 1st Nations
The teen had been acting out for a few months before she ran away from Sagkeeng. When that happened, Favel contacted CFS and requested the agency take custody of Fontaine.

Someone with the agency located Fontaine and placed her in foster care in Winnipeg. After that, Favel said, information on Fontaine was infrequent.

They didn’t even call her when Fontaine’s body was found, she said.

“On the 15th I called her worker to see, because I hadn't heard from her for a while. I just wanted to find out how Tina was doing,” Favel said.

“She said she was sorry she forgot to tell me Tina had been AWOL for two weeks already.”

Favel also found out a CFS worker had contact with Fontaine the same day the police saw her for the final time.

Paramedics had picked the teen up from an alley, where she was passed out. Fontaine was transported to the Winnipeg Children's Hospital and then released to a CFS worker.

The worker was going to take her to the foster home but didn't have the address, Favel said.

The worker stopped at an office and went in to get the address and left Fontaine in the car. When the worker returned, Fontaine was gone.

"There is no sense. They just don't care. Nobody seems to care when it comes to aboriginal children," Favel said. "As long as they get their paycheques and do a little bit of work and make a couple of phone calls.
"It did give me peace to know that I thought they were trying to do something," she added, referring to the police investigation into Fontaine's death.

"But now when this came out last night, I see there was nobody there for her or for us."