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, 1 December 2014

Two Nearly 40 Year Old Cold Cases Apparently Solved by RCMP

Monica Jack and Kathryn-Mary Herbert
Garry Taylor Handlen has been charged by RCMP in British Columbia, Canada, with two counts of first-degree murder in a pair of cases going back nearly 40 years.

The victims were Kathryn-Mary Herbert, 11, and Monica Jack, 12.

Handlen remains in custody, RCMP announced Monday at a news conference with the girls' families present.

Herbert disappeared in September 1975 close to her home in Abbotsford, B.C., while returning from a friend's house. Two months later, her body was found hidden under a rotting outhouse on the nearby Matsqui First Nation.

Garry Taylor Handlen
Jack disappeared three years later in 1978 while riding her bike. Her body was not found until the mid-1990s north of Merritt.

RCMP today said Handlen was suspected in the killings shortly after they happened, but police didn't have enough evidence to charge him until now.

Investigators wouldn't specify what the new evidence is, but did say advances in forensic science are a factor.

Police also released a photograph of the suspect, taken around the time of the killings. They're asking anyone who recognizes Handlen to call if they have any memories of him from that time.

Young Garry Taylor Handlen
Madeline Lanaro, Monica Jack's mother, said that the "hurt never goes away … but life goes on." She remembers her daughter as a beautiful girl with a distinctive laugh, who was loved by relatives, friends and teachers.

"Over the years thinking about this on a daily basis and the hurt that never goes away, you know it just carries on and on."

A feature documentary on Herbert's case aired on the CBC in 2010. It examined flaws in the investigation, including missing files, overlooked evidence and other problems.

At that time, Herbert's mother, Shari Greer, talked about her frustration with the investigation and her determination to keep police working on her daughter's case.

Today Greer thanked the cold case investigators who took a fresh look at the case and gathered the evidence that led to charges.

There was no discussion at the news conference about the possibility of sexual assault; I'll let you draw your own conclusions.