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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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Child Sex Victim Gets 7 Years for Child Sex Abuse

A federal judge on Monday sentenced 24-year-old Noelynn N. Begay to seven years in prison for the repeated sexual molestation of two girls – ages 4 and 5 – on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in north central Oregon.

Columbia County Jail
Prosecutors recommended that U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman sentence Begay to the statutory maximum for the crimes – eight years imprisonment.

But Begay's lawyer, Assistant Federal Public Defender Thomas E. Price, explained that while his client committed "terrible crimes" against two little girls, he has long suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as a victim of child sexual abuse.

"He is not a pedophile," Price told the court in an impassioned plea for leniency. His client, he said, is a binge drinker with a treatable psychosexual disorder, not a remorseless psychopath. "He feels worthless."

His behaviour is not at all uncommon with people who were sexually abused as children. It is especially noticeable on Indian Reservations where there seem to be very few options for treatment of the psychological after-effects of CSA. 

Without treatment, 'what goes around, comes around'. Begay's abuse lead to the abuse of two little girls; if they don't receive treatment, they are likely to pass sexual abuse on to another generation, and on, and on it goes. The federal government needs to step in and see that Indians get the help they need, and they need a lot of help thanks to residential schools, etc.

Umatilla Residential School, Oregon
The answer for the Noelynn Begays of the world, Price said, was more support and treatment when they are still children. 

Mosman told Begay his crimes in 2012 and 2013 were very serious and that he was at risk to reoffend. He ordered him to get mental health treatment during his time in federal prison.

The judge said he also would recommend to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons that Begay get the help he needs in a special treatment program in Englewood, Colo.