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

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Inmate Serving Sentence for Child Sex Abuse Dies

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man serving 13 years in prison for sexually abusing a child and owning child pornography in Lake and Cook counties died Sunday morning in Chicago.

Philip Helfand, 62, an inmate at Dixon Correctional Center, died at University of Illinois Hospital at 10:14 a.m., the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

Helfand died while under secure IDOC guard in a hospital after a “long illness,” according to Tom Shaer, Dept. of Corrections spokesman.

An autopsy conducted by the Cook County medical examiner's office Monday indicated Helfand died from complications of “Group G Streptococcus sepsis,” cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, diabetes and morbid obesity. He died from natural causes, the medical examiner's office said.

In May 2006, Helfand, who previously lived in Park Ridge, was convicted in Lake County of aggravated criminal sexual abuse to a person younger than 13, and possessing child pornography, according to the IDOC website.

During a May 2006 investigation, Park Ridge police found thousands of pornographic images of children in Helfand's home, including photos of a 9-year-old Lake Zurich girl he admitted abusing, Pioneer Press reported.

Police searched his home in the 2200 block of Parkside Drive on May 11, 2006 after reports of “unauthorized videotaping,” police said.

Helfand was arrested and charged for unauthorized videotaping after the search yielded 3,800 known images of child pornography and more than 13,000 “suspect images” of child pornography.

A Cook County judge found him guilty of having child pornography in March 2007, court records show.