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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Friday, 29 July 2016

Veteran of Performing Arts School to Stand Trial on Child Sex Abuse Charges

The Canadian Press

Calgary, Alberta - A former long-time employee of the Young Canadians, a Calgary performance group, has been ordered to stand trial on a string of child sex abuse charges.


The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts

The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts is an engaging opportunity to train in dance, voice, and performance, by a professional faculty. Training is provided by a diverse team of specialists who foster technical development, artistic creation, and performance excellence.

The Young Canadians School is comprised of 120 dedicated youth from the Calgary area who wish to train in a professional setting. Members train to deliver exceptional performance experiences representing the Calgary Stampede Foundation, and the Calgary Stampede.

Following a preliminary inquiry, a judge ordered Philip Heerema to stand trial Thursday on 22 of 24 charges laid, including sexual assault and making child pornography.

Police launched an investigation into the 52-year-old in January, 2014, after a man came forward claiming he had been victimized as a teen in 1997.

The complainant said he was a teenage performer and Heerema was in a position of authority over him at the time.

After receiving the initial complaint, the Calgary Police Service said multiple complainants came forward, all of whom are males who were between the ages of 15 and 18 years old at the time.

Following a preliminary inquiry, a judge ordered Philip Heerema to stand trial Thursday on 22 of 24 charges laid, including sexual assault and making child pornography.
Philip Heerema

Heerema was with the Young Canadians for 36 years but resigned from the organization at the beginning of the investigation.

The case will be back in court in September to set a date for trial.