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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Thursday, 12 March 2015

National Junior Ski Coach Arrested for Dozens of Child Sex Abuses on Team

A former Team Canada junior ski coach has been charged for allegedly sexually abusing eight young athletes.

Bertrand Charest faces 47 charges, all related to the alleged sexual abuse of eight female minor athletes between 1991 and 1998. He appeared at the St-Jérôme courthouse on Wednesday afternoon.

Charest is a former coach with the Canadian national junior ski team, with Team Quebec, Team Laurentians and the Mont-Tremblant ski team. According to an online profile, he was also a former manager for the Canadian national women's ski team from 1995 to 1998.

The alleged incidents took place in Mont-Tremblant, Que., and while Charest was accompanying young skiers to competitions in Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, the United States, France, Austria and New Zealand.

One of the alleged victims who has come forward says she was abused while training with Charest in Europe.

CBC cannot identify the woman because of the publication ban.

"That’s where the first serious abuse happened and I felt disgusted with myself and totally ashamed and for the longest time I thought it was my fault because he is a person in a position of authority," she tells Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC's The Current in an exclusive interview.

"He took away stuff from me that I can never have back and made my childhood — for a big chunk of it — a living hell."

More charges possible

Mont-Tremblant police say a first victim came forward in February and they are now seeking more potential victims.

Police say more charges could be on the way.

"We've had some information that other women might have been victims of Mr. Charest, but they didn't come forward yet," said Eric Cadotte with Mont-Tremblant police. "When they're ready to do so they can contact us at the police station and we will take their depositions."

Charest is the co-founder of a glass company, ThinkGlass, based in Boisbriand, Que..

Charest was arrested last Friday and released, before being re-arrested early Wednesday morning.

He will remain in custody until his next court appearance on Friday.

It has long since come to the point that any man in a position of authority over children, especially girls, needs to be monitored for potential sex abuse, by those responsible for him. I hope these girls sue the appropriate authorities so that they may become more diligent in that pursuit.