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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Sunday, 5 April 2015

Ohio Man Convicted of Multiple Rapes of 2 Little Girls

A Preble County, Ohio, jury this week convicted a Somerville, Ohio, man on nine counts of sexually abusing two children.

Ricky L. Marcum, 45, was convicted of rape of a child younger than 10, rape by force or threat of force of a child younger than 10, sexual battery, two counts of gross sexual imposition involving children younger than 10, two counts of gross sexual imposition involving force or threat of force and two counts of importuning, which is asking a minor for sex.

Ricky Marcum
The jury deliberated five hours after a two-day trial before Judge David Abruzzo in the Preble County Court of Common Pleas, according to a press release from Preble County Prosecutor Martin P. Votel.

The court also conducted a hearing on whether Marcum would be classified as a sexually violent predator, meaning he would be likely to engage in future sexual offenses. If classified as a sexually violent predator, Marcum would be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

If not classified a sexually violent predator, Marcum faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years and could be sentenced to life with the possibility of parole.

A sentencing hearing has been set for 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Marcum was convicted of molesting two children known to him between Jan. 1, 2009, and June 7, 2012, when both were younger than 10. The jury heard testimony from both children about engaging in sexual contact and conduct with Marcum, the release said.

“These child victims were extremely brave, both in disclosing these heinous crimes and in coming forward and testifying to them in a very public forum,” Votel said in the release. “There is no crime as despicable as child sexual abuse ... .” - Amen to that!