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
Please note: All my writings and comments appear in bold italics in this colour
Friday, 31 March 2017
Historical CSA at private elementary school - New Jersey
Dentist and hockey coach charged with CSA - Iowa
Jacksonville man sentenced for child porn - Florida
49 y/o arrested for brutal abuse of 3 y/o in his care - Virginia
48 y/o arrested for brutal rape of 5 y/o - Virginia
Jacksonville monster gets 11 life sentences for 20+ years of CSA - Texas
2 men arrested for child exploitation/porn - Louisiana
Jackson Co. man charged with CSA, sodomy - Alabama
2 men arrested for gang-rape of girl - District of Columbia
Sex offender arrested for new offence against boy - Massachusetts
Man facing 30 felony counts including deviate sex w/child - Pennsylvania
3 men arrested in one county in unrelated CSA events - Maryland
Child sex abuse 'pervasive' at N.J. school for decadesUSA TODAY NETWORK Mike Deak, (Bridgewater, N.J.) Courier-News
A private firm conducted a nearly yearlong investigation into abuse by former staffers at Pingry School in Basking Ridge, N.J. The school announced the investigation in March 2016.
According to the 44-page report, at least 27 students were abused by Thad Alton, a teacher, coach and Lower School principal, from 1972 to 1978 at the school's Short Hills campus. The victims interacted with him at Pingry or when he was a scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 64 or a camp counselor. Most of the victims were boys between 10 and 12.
"We are heartsick to learn the extent of his pattern of abuse," said Nathaniel Conrad and Jeffrey Edwards, Pingry headmaster and chairman of the board of trustees, respectively.
The two other former staffers that were the focus of the report were woodshop teacher Bruce Bohrer and the late Antoine du Bourg, a faculty member for 46 years who died in 2011.
The report, which T&M Protection Resources released Monday, offers extremely graphic details of the incidents which took place in Alton's office during the school day, the school's gymnasium, the home of his in-laws and even at his school-owned home while his wife and children were at home.
An investigation found that Thad Alton abused at least 27 students from 1972 to 1978 at The Pingry School's Short Hills, N.J., campus. He is currently on the New York State Sex Offender Registry. (Photo: New York State Sex Offender Registry via (Bridgewater, N.J.) Courier-News)
The report found that after Alton left Pingry, at least one board member learned of the allegations against Alton, which led to Alton's arrest in 1979.
"Unfortunately," Conrad and Edwards wrote, "the school did not notify the full parent or faculty communities at that time."
Alton taught at Short Hills Country Day School from 1972 until it merged with Pingry in 1974. He taught at Pingry from 1974 to 1978. After leaving Pingry, Alton, 70, moved to Potsdam in upstate New York and worked at Clarkson University.
In 1990, Alton was convicted on charges of sodomy and sex abuse of boys age 10 and 12. He was incarcerated until 1995, according to New York State records.
Alton, who lives in Manhattan, is listed on the New York State Sex Offender Registry.
Bohrer, who taught at the Short Hills campus, had sexually inappropriate behavior with at least four students between 1978 and 1979, according to the report.
The report also found that du Bourg, a science and music teacher who left the school in 2002, engaged in harassing behavior and inappropriate physical contact with multiple students over his four decades at the school, with the most recent allegation in the 1980s.
"We are devastated by these findings and the reality that these abuses were, for decades, weighing on the survivors without our awareness or action," Conrad and Edwards wrote.
In a statement, a dozen victims of sexual abuse, calling themselves the Pingry Survivors, say they have instructed their legal team to continue an independent investigation into the abuse. The members say they want "to explore a way to work collaboratively with the school's investigators to share information in an appropriate manner."
The group lists three goals: disclose of the entire truth about sexual abuse at the school and the school's response at the time; have the school "hear, understand and acknowledge the suffering of each victim and to make meaningful amends"; and prompt Pingry "to dedicate itself to ensuring that this history can never be repeated."
The victims say their investigation found "a culture of silence and denial" among Pingry staffers.
"We acknowledge that the current Pingry leadership has a difficult task — to clean up a 'mess' that they did not personally create," they wrote.
The victims say they have not filed a lawsuit and "are making effort to avoid litigation."
"The past cannot be undone, but The Pingry School's response now will serve as a testament to Pingry's current values," they wrote.
Dentist, hockey coach charged with child sex abuse
STUART, Iowa —
Sheriff’s office officials in Guthrie County said a Guthrie Center dentist is charged with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of indecent contact with a child.
Rural Stuart resident Justin Hillock, 36, was arrested Friday based on a trial information filed by Assistant Attorneys General Laura Roan and Tyler Buller.
Law enforcement officials confirmed that Hillock is a dentist at Guthrie Center Family Dentistry.
A post on Hillock’s own blog page states: “Hillock coaches hockey and holds a Level Three USA Hockey Coach certification. Dr. Justin Hillock also contributes to local church groups, and participates in charity auctions sponsored by the county. Additionally, Dr. Justin Hillock belongs to the Guthrie Center Booster Club. Through this organization, Dr. Justin Hillock raises funds for local schools and athletic facilities, providing them with equipment necessary for comprehensive physical education for area students. Dr. Justin Hillock also restores vintage farm equipment, a hobby he developed as a young man observing his father’s farm machinery dealership.”
According to deputies, Hillock's arraignment is scheduled for April 17, 2017 at 9:00 A.M.
Jax man sentenced to 7 years for child sex abuse videos
First Coast News , WTLV
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A local man has been sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison for receiving child sex abuse videos over the Internet.
On Sept. 30, 2016, the FBI executed a search warrant at 58-year-old Richard Daniel Lord's home.
While in custody, Lord admitted that he used his cell phone to search for and download photos and videos of child pornography. Authorities found six videos of children being sexually abused.
The case was investigated by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the FBI.
Lord was also ordered to serve a life term of supervision and to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison.
Bristol man charged in child sexual abuse case
A Bristol, Virginia, man has been charged in a child sexual abuse case.
On Feb. 24, the city Police Department began an investigation into a complaint of child sexual abuse which began with a call to Bristol Regional Medical Center. The perpetrator in the case is a family member of the victim and the victim is only 3-years-old, police said.
After an investigation, charges were placed against 49-year-old Tracy Alvin Holt of five counts of custodial indecent liberties, three counts of object sexual penetration, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, and one count of forcible sodomy, and aggravated sexual battery.
He is being held in the Bristol, Virginia Jail without bond.
Bond set in alleged child sex abuse
By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Citing a lack of prior convictions, including failure to appear in court, a Pulaski County judge set a $25,000 secured bond for a man accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old.
Richard L. Richardson III, 48, of Christiansburg, is charged in Pulaski County with aggravated sexual battery and forcible sodomy of a child. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Nov. 1, 2015, while Richardson and his wife were living with a relative of the child.
That is as much as the Southwest Times would allow me to read without paying.
East Texas man to serve 11 life sentences for
child sexual abuse
By KLTV Digital Media Staff
CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
An east Texas man was found guilty of 34 counts of child sexual abuse in Cherokee County.
According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, on March 30, 2017, in the Second Judicial District Court of Cherokee County the jury found Kevin Ray Morris Sr., of Jacksonville, guilty of 34 counts of Child Sexual Abuse including, Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Sexual Assault of a Child, and Indecency with a Child.
The Honorable Judge R. Chris Day ordered all possible counts stacked, and told Morris after sentencing, “Mr. Morris, there is really no other way to put it, you are a monster.”
According to the CCSO, the judge went on to say, “Mr. Morris, if I could give you more time to serve, I would.”
During the trial, the State presented evidence that Morris had been molesting, raping, and threatening multiple children who ranged in age from 4 to 16 for more than twenty years before being brought to justice.
It was largely thanks to the efforts of Lieutenant Detective James Oden of the Jacksonville Police Department that the multiple victims were finally able to confront their abuser in open court, accordint to CCSO.
Through relentless investigation, Lieutenant Detective Oden was able to patch together a scurrilous record of child abuse dating back to the early 1990s.
Upon hearing that Lieutenant Detective Oden was tracking him, the Defendant fled to Ohio where he was later apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service and transported back to Cherokee County for trial.
Multiple victims testified at trial, all of which told of the horrendous acts of sexual assault that the Defendant committed against them.
In addition to the life sentences stacked with 450 years in prison, the jury also assessed a $340,000 fine against Morris for his acts.
Denham Springs man accused of distribution of
sex abuse images of children
WBRZ By: Kevin Dupuy
BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry says two men in Louisiana were arrested this week on child exploitation charges.
“I have an unwavering commitment to protect our children from sexual exploitation,” Landry said. “My office will continue to use all the resources possible to bring child predators to justice.”
John Salpietra, 24, of Denham Springs was arrested on two counts of distribution of sexual abuse images and/or videos of children. He was booked into the Livingston Parish Prison.
Chris Rome, 31, of Picayune, Miss. Was arrested in Slidell and charged with one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile. He was booked into the Slidell City Jail.
To report child exploitation, call the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation at 800-256-4506.
Jackson County man charged with multiple
counts of child sex abuse
BY MEGAN BRANTLEY
JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A Woodville man is facing five counts of child sex abuse after he was arrested by Jackson Police on Friday evening.
Benjamin Shawn Baugh, 39, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12, two counts of sodomy to the 1st degree, and one count of enticing a child for an immoral purpose.
Baugh is currently being held at the Jackson County Detention Center on a $107,500.00 bond.
Arrests Made in Child Sexual Abuse Offenses
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at approximately 1:14 am, MPD says that two suspects sexually assaulted a victim in the 1700 block of 25th Street, Southeast.
After further investigation, on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 21- year-old Maurice Delonte Dawkins, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse and First Degree Child Sexual Abuse.
On Friday, March 24, 2017, 21- Year-old Joseph Reginald Ward, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse and First Degree Child Sexual Abuse.
District of Columbia
Salem man charged in sexual abuse of child, 12
By Julie Manganis Staff Writer
SALEM, MA — A registered sex offender from Salem has been arrested on new charges of aggravated child rape and child enticement, after police say he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old child in his Mason Street apartment earlier this month.
Scott Deschenes, 26, of 77 Mason St., a Level 2 sex offender, was taken into custody Friday morning on a warrant. He is also charged with witness intimidation, court records show.
He was ordered held without bail pending a hearing April 7 to determine whether he is too dangerous to release while awaiting trial.
According to a police report, the mother of the victim brought the child to the police station, Thursday afternoon. The child asked to be interviewed separately.
The child told investigators he’d met “Scott D.” through a friend. The child met Deschenes once in downtown Salem, at the Museum Place Mall.
After that, the child and Deschenes communicated on Snapchat, and the child said Deschenes made sexually-explicit comments such as “You’re cute, I wish I could touch you,” and “I like little boys.”
One day in mid-March, Deschenes allegedly sent a message inviting the child to “hang out” at his home “to play video games and chill.” Deschenes then picked up the child in downtown Salem.
The child, who was nervous, sent a Snapchat message to a friend saying, “If I go missing tell police 77 Mason St.”. He also sent a photo of the hallway leading to the apartment.
Once at the apartment Deschenes pushed the child onto a bed, held him down and sexually assaulted him, the child said.
Deschenes, he said, told him that if he told anyone “like police” what had happened, “I will hurt you.”
In 2011, Deschenes, then 20, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of indecent assault and battery on a child and child enticement in a 2009 incident in Salisbury and was sentenced to a total of four years in jail, followed by probation, according to court records.
The 13-year-old child in that case met Deschenes at a skateboard park and then agreed to visit his home during the Christmas school vacation. During that visit, Deschenes sexually assaulted the child.
Deschenes continued to contact the child, asking him to pose for sexually explicit web videos and telling him they could make money doing that. The child lied, telling Deschenes he was grounded, to get out of it.
Bucks County man faces 30 felony counts of
child sex abuse
Bucks County man faces more than 30 felony counts that he sexually abused children over the course of several years.
Charles David Zeigafuse, 23, of Kintnersville, was charged Tuesday with 18 counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, five counts of statuatory sexual assault and nine counts of indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old, according to court records.
Zeigafuse is suspected of engaging of sexual activity with one victim from 2009 to 2013 and a second victim from 2006 to 2009, according to a press release from state police. His bail was set at $1.5 million and a preliminary hearing is set for April 3.
3 men arrested in 3 separate incidents of child
sexual abuse in Prince William Co.
From left to right: Richard Leslie Levault, Luis Alonso Argueta Bonila and Elvin Adalber Salgado Sanchez were all arrested in connection with sexual abuse in Prince William County. (Photo, Prince William County Police)
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Md.— Three men were arrested for three separate cases of child sexual abuse in two days in Prince William County, according to police.
Prince William County Police say two of the men's alleged victims were family members. Police say one of those cases involved an 8-year-old girl and charges of forcible sodomy.
On Monday, police arrested Luis Alonso Argueta Bonilla, 20, of Woodbridge and charged him with forcible sodomy after they say he assaulted an 8-year-old female family member at a Woodbridge home. The girl told officials about the incident after she watched an educational video at school, according to police.
That same day, police arrested Elvin Adalber Salgado Sanchez, 25, of Woodbridge and charged him with with 2 counts of carnal knowledge of a child after police say he had an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old girl from November 2016 to February 2017. Police arrested Sanchez after they were called to investigate a sexual assault near his home in the 2200 block of West Longview Drive in Woodbridge.
On Tuesday, police arrested Richard Leslie Levault, 64, of Woodbridge after they say he inappropriately touched an 11-year-old boy who was a family member. Police began investigating this incident after being called to a Woodbridge home for a report of a sexaul assault on Saturday. Police charged Levault with aggravated sexual battery and indecent liberties with a minor.
All three men are being held without bond.
Prince William Co., MD
Owen Gibson-Skeir's victim was a 14-year-old girlBy Cassie Williams, CBC News
Owen Gibson-Skeir, 21, was sentenced Friday on charges of human trafficking and sexual assault. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)
The first person convicted of human trafficking in Nova Scotia under federal legislation introduced more than a decade ago has been sentenced by a judge to seven years in prison.
Owen Ross Gibson-Skeir, 21, of East Preston, was sentenced Friday in Halifax provincial court.
He pleaded guilty in December to trafficking in a person under the age of 18, receiving material benefit from trafficking, and sexual assault. The victim was 14 years old when Gibson-Skeir pimped her out at Halifax-area hotels between January and March 2016.
He posted ads online, and made his victim call him "Daddy."
Following the December court hearing, Gibson-Skeir threatened his victim - he mouthed to his victim "I'll see you" and made a gun gesture as he was led out of the courtroom. Two more charges were added to his file: uttering threats and intimidation of a justice participant. He is due back in court April 20, and could face additional penalties if found guilty of those charges.
Skeir received an 18-month credit for time already spent in custody since his arrest, which means he has 5½ years left to serve.
Gibson-Skeir is prohibited from owning firearms for life and must supply a DNA sample to be kept on record.
East Preston, Greater Halifax Regional District, Nova Scotia
by Suzanne Spencer, WSBT
Photo: Jhaymesisviphotography / CC BY 2.0 via MGN Online
LAPORTE, Ind. — LaPorte County officials are calling the circulation of a video that depicts sexual child abuse, one of the worst cases of "sex extortion" in the area.
Authorities said a LaPorte High School resource officer was informed on Thursday of a video depicting child sexual abuse. LaPorte County law enforcement officials said it was posted to numerous social networking sites, linked to numerous local accounts and was being viewed and distributed across the internet, including Facebook live.
Investigators sent a "robo-call" to high school parents shortly after the discovery. Law enforcement warned that anyone who possessed or distributed the video could face felony child pornography charges.
The FBI, Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and the Indiana ICAC Task Force are investigating alongside the LaPorte County Prosecutor and Sheriff's Department.
A news release said that initial investigatory efforts were to stop further distribution of the video. Now, according to the prosecutor, efforts will change toward tracing the origins of the video to a specific person.
"Investigators believe that this may possibly be one of the worst cases of 'sex-extortion' to be investigated in this area," said a release.
Sheriff John Boyd and the prosecutor said the child and their family "appear to have been victimized by a particularly heinous crime."
Law enforcement officials urged the public "to refrain from jumping to conclusions" and to "avoid the kind of speculation that can only further victimize the family and impede the investigation."
Thursday, 30 March 2017
12% rise in CSA reports in Essex
Son of Greggs Bakers founder sentenced to 13 years for CSA
Vicar Peter Low admits to hoarding child porn
Essex Police responds to dramatic
child sex abuse riseBy ConorGogarty
A total of 444 crimes were recorded against children aged ten and under
Essex Police has released a statement on new figures showing four children were abused in Essex every day last year.
The number of child sex offences recorded by police across Essex rose to 1,449 in 2016, up 12 per cent from the previous year.
A spokeswoman for Essex Police said the force "takes all reports of sexual offences seriously and there is no higher priority than protecting vulnerable children and adults in our county".
She added: "We have seen an increase in recorded offences, including those involving children, which is in line with the national picture and is a result of victims being confident to come forward and report them to us.
"Some of the offences reported to us are made by adult survivors of child abuse and there have been some high profile cases involving historic abuse that have encouraged victims to come forward.
Son of Greggs founder jailed for more than 13 years for child sex abuse
A file photograph of Colin Gregg, the son of the founder of the Greggs bakers chain, who has been jailed for indecently assaulting four boys. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA
The son of the founder of the Greggs bakers chain has been jailed for 13-and-a-half years after being branded a “sophisticated, predatory paedophile” by a judge.
Colin Gregg, 75, was sentenced at Newcastle crown court having been convicted of nine counts of indecent assault on four boys over a period of decades.
Gregg, who helped build up the family business and also worked as a social worker, abused his positions of trust as a teacher and headteacher to sexually abuse boys, Judge Robin Mairs said.
He had denied all the charges, claiming he was the victim of a “witch hunt” and that the complainants were looking for compensation.
Gregg grew wealthy from the family business and helped to raise thousands of pounds for children’s charities, the court heard.
The judge said: “It is true you have enjoyed great wealth, privilege and social standing.
“It is also true that you used those benefits as a cloak of respectability behind which you sexually abused young boys. You were a charismatic, inspiring teacher and mentor but you used those attributes to groom boys and to protect yourself from allegations.”
Gregg’s defence was that the complainants were fantasists and liars, but the judge said the jury heard their evidence and they were convinced it was the defendant who was lying.
The judge said: “What it demonstrated is that there is not a shred of remorse within you for your offending and the utter contempt for the complainants as children found its echo in your contempt for them as men.”
Gregg, of Homefarm Steading, Gosforth, Newcastle, abused one victim in a swimming pool, the others were molested in a gym, his study or a car.
The judge said: “This was sophisticated predatory behaviour, you are a sophisticated predatory paedophile.”
Maldon vicar Peter Low admits hoarding
child sex abuse images
Peter Low outside Chelmsford Crown Court
A vicar has admitted downloading a horde of images showing the sexual abuse of children.
Peter Low, 65, of Crescent Road, Heybridge, served as the vicar of Heybridge and Langford Parishes, but was suspended when the images were discovered in July last year.
He was charged with three counts of possession of indecent images of children and one count of possession of a prohibited image of a child and pleaded guilty to the offences at Chelmsford Crown Court this morning.
A spokesman for the Diocese of Chelmsford said: "The Diocese of Chelmsford, where he had been working, took the police investigation extremely seriously, and worked closely with the police.
Low was suspended by the Diocese of Chelmsford
"Mr Low was suspended from all his duties as a vicar by the Bishop of Chelmsford immediately the Bishop was informed of the Police investigation, and he remains suspended.
"Mr Low will face a Church investigation under the Clergy Discipline Measure once the criminal case has been concluded.
"The Diocese is appalled that a clergyman has fallen so far short of the standards expected by the Church.
"The Diocese strives to uphold the highest standards in safeguarding policy, training, practice and disciplinary action. The online abuse of children destroys childhoods and devastates society. It is not tolerated by the Church.
It very often also destroys adulthoods, not just childhoods.
"We are offering pastoral support and are keeping all those affected by the situation in our prayers."
Low will be back before Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday, May 2 for sentencing.
Heybridge, Maldon, UK
EU officials daughter raped and murdered
Migrant to be tried as juvenile though it is likely he lied about his age
- given the benefit of the doubt even though he has already been
convicted of rape and murder in Greece
Maria (centre) with friends
German prosecutors have charged an Afghan migrant with the murder and rape of a 19-year-old medical student in Freiburg. The suspect already served a prison term for a similar offense in Greece but was released early.
Oh great! Not only is Turkey sending Europe the worst of the worst, but Greece seems to be as well. Good grief!
Officials in the southwestern German city of Freiburg, home of one of Germany’s elite universities where the incident had taken place, announced the charges on Thursday.
The prosecution team accused the suspect known as Hussein K. of having "attacked, strangled and raped" Maria Ladenburger, a 19-year-old medical student who disappeared while on her way home from a party on October 16, 2016.
The prosecutors claim he then dumped her in the nearby Dreisam River. Her body was found on the river bank the next morning by locals.
The prosecution's charge described Hussein K. as having killed Maria “insidiously and for sexual satisfaction,” DPA news agency reported. Hussein K. was linked to the crime through DNA evidence — authorities used a strand of hair found in the bushes near the girl’s body to identify and arrest him.
The old town is seen from the cathedral tower in Freiburg, Germany © Kai Pfaffenbach /
ReutersUnderage refugee suspect in rape & murder of female student – German Police
Hussein K. had arrived in Germany from Afghanistan as an unaccompanied asylum-seeker in 2015, with no identity papers, and had been living with a Germany foster family since. At the time of his arrest, he told police he was 17 years old. However, two studies by medical age experts suggest the suspect was at least 22 at the time of the crime.
So, how is it he had no ID papers but he had been in prison in Greece? Seems odd to me.
Due to the uncertainty under German law, Hussein K. will be tried as a juvenile instead of adult law. His case will be heard by the juvenile chamber of the Freiburg district court. If convicted of murder, he could be handed a 10 year jail term, DPA reports.
Daughter of EU official
The case sparked public outcry after journalist and author Oliver Janich said he discovered that the murder victim was Maria Ladenburger, daughter of Clemens Ladenburger, who has been an assistant to the Director-General of the European Commission's Legal Service since 2008. It also emerged that Maria had worked as a volunteer in one of the local refugee shelters in her spare time, helping people like Hussein.
The outrage grew louder when it was revealed that Hussein K. had previously been detained on charges of murdering a woman in Greece. According to police, he raped a Greek student and threw her off a cliff on the isle of Corfu in May 2013. He had been sentenced to ten years in prison but was released prematurely only two-and-a-half years into his sentence in October 2015, following a Greek law to ease prison overcrowding.
Ease prison overcrowding by sending them to Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. Great! Why don't we give Greece a whole lot more money since they are so nice?
If Hussein K. was 17 six months ago, he could have been no more than 13 or 14 when he raped and murdered the girl in Corfu. That is both very disturbing and unlikely. What's even more disturbing is the German judiciary is giving him the benefit of the doubt. He's a convicted rapist and murderer, but surely, he wouldn't lie about his age!!!!
A date for Hussein K.’s court appearance has not yet been announced. His background has risen questions about why European police had failed to identify and pick up his trail after he left Greece.
Drug dealer, child predator sentence to 4 life terms - Kentucky
Another predator has convictions overturned - New York
Pervert plea deals for 22.5 year sentence - Oregon
Another pervert charged for videoing 11 y/o girl in shower - Montana
Football coach, SS teacher with dozens of CSA charges - Florida
Man wanted in Chicago for CSA arrested in Salt Lake City - Utah
Junior hockey coach charged in several states with CSA - New Jersey
26 y/o creep charged with deviate sex with 7 y/o - Missouri
Foster father charged with CSA of 8 boys in his care - New York
Toronto man charged with luring and CSA of 14 y/o boy - Ontario
Pill kingpin gets life for trafficking and child sex abuse
PIKEVILLE A federal judge has sentenced a Knott County man to four consecutive life sentences, for drug trafficking and sexually abusing the young children of parents he encountered during his drug trafficking operations.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar sentenced Freddie Kennedy Jr. on one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone; seven counts of crossing a state line with the intent to engage in a sex act with a minor under the age of 12; and ten counts of transporting a minor under the age of 18 across a state line with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
Parole is not available in the federal system so Kennedy must serve the entirety of his life sentence. A jury convicted Kennedy in February after a two-day trial.
The evidence at trial established that from April 2013 to June 2015 Kennedy organized a drug conspiracy in which several others traveled to out-of-state pain clinics to illegally obtain prescription drugs. In exchange for funding these trips, Kennedy received a portion of the drugs, which he then distributed to local dealers and users in the Knott and Perry County areas. The conspiracy was responsible for the illegal distribution of thousands of oxycodone pills.
The evidence also established that on multiple occasions and beginning sometime around October of 2013 Kennedy had sexual contact with four minor victims, including three under the age of 10 at the time he abused them. Kennedy gained access to these minor victims because their parents were individuals he encountered during his drug trafficking operations. Kennedy would offer to watch the young children.
According to the evidence, while watching the children, Kennedy intentionally groomed them, buying them expensive presents and taking them to the movies, out to eat, and to go shopping, in an effort to gain their trust.
While some of the sexual abuse occurred at Kennedy’s residences in Perry and Knott Counties, much of it occurred during separate out-of-state trips, where he took the young children with him. Kennedy took them for overnight stays at a hotel in Indiana. The young children stayed in the same room with Kennedy and, on each occasion, Kennedy engaged in sexual acts with the minor victims.
Knott County, KY
Sodomy and sex convictions reversed in Batavia
child sex abuse case
By Melinda Miller
Sean M. Vickers' conviction for sodomy and criminal sexual acts against minors has been reversed by an Appellate Court that objected to changes made in the charges before the case went to a jury. One conviction, sexual abuse in the first degree, was allowed to stand.
Vickers, 47, was found guilty in Genesee County in 2014 of sexually abusing five boys and sentenced to 50 years in prison.
After that conviction, he pleaded guilty in Niagara County to sexually abusing three of those boys in that jurisdiction, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. That conviction was independent of the Genesee case and is unaffected by the ruling.
The judges of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department reversed the convictions without prejudice, which means the Genesee County District Attorney’s Office can present the evidence again to a grand jury for consideration. The judges also wrote in their decision that the guilty verdicts were supported by the evidence.
In a unanimous decision, the judges ruled that prosecutors erred during the trial when, after all evidence was presented, they asked for and were granted a motion to change several counts in the indictment against Vickers.
The judge agreed to replace two counts of course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree with two counts of sodomy in the first degree, according to the appellate ruling. The judge also replaced two counts of predatory sexual assault against a child with two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree.
Vickers was convicted on all counts.
However, the Appellate judges said indictments cannot be amended after the fact in any way that does not reflect the evidence that was presented to it.
In this case, indictments alleging ongoing and repeated sexual acts were replaced with sodomy charges that refer to single sexual acts.
The court maintained that every defendant “has a fundamental and nonwaivable right to be tried only on the crimes charged’ ”
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said he disagrees with the appellate ruling.
“Our intention is to seek leave to appeal the decision" to the Court of Appeals, Friedman said.
He added that, should the reversal be upheld, his office would take the case back to a grand jury for a new indictment.
The appeal was filed on Vickers’s behalf by attorney Benjamin L. Nelson of the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo. Nelson said he believes the ruling will be upheld and that the case will have to be reindicted to move forward again.
According to Nelson, the decision to change the charges after testimony had concluded but before the jury began deliberations in the original trial was unfair to Vickers. Attorneys built a defense based on the charges the prosecution was trying to prove, not the charges that eventually were considered.
He pointed out that a “course of conduct” charge does not have to be particularly precise, but it does have to be recurring within a specific time frame. “The district attorney wanted to change them to a single offense, and it was allowed,” he said.
Nelson also noted that the ruling has no immediate effect on Vickers’s status.
“He still has a seven year sentence (from Genesee County,) and this has no effect on Niagara County,” Nelson said.
Judge Robert C. Noonan, sentenced Vickers’ to 107 years in prison. By law, that sentence was converted to the maximum possible of 50 years in prison.
In a related case, Vickers's brother David Vickers was convicted in federal court of sexually abusing the same boys, plus one other.
Marion County man sentenced to 22.5 years for
sex abuse, child porn
Whitney M. Woodworth , Statesman Journal
A Marion County man was sentenced to 22 years and six months in prison after he pleaded guilty to seven child pornography and sexual abuse charges.
Ronald Heigh, 50, was arrested by Silverton police in September on seven counts of encouraging child sexual abuse. He was later indicted by a Marion County jury on additional charges.
A warrant was issued for his arrest in September, and he was detained by Silverton police the next day, taken to Marion County jail and held on $120,000 bail.
His arrest came almost 18 months after Silverton police began investigating him, officials said. According to court records, agents with the Oregon Department of Justice were also involved in the investigation.
According to court records, Heigh was accused of sexually abusing and sodomizing a boy under the age of 12 between 2008 and 2009. He also allegedly sexually abused a girl under the age of 14 between 2011 and 2013.
Heigh pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse, second-degree sodomy and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse. In his plea petition, he admitted to sexually abusing and assaulting two children as well as "duplicating at least three visual recordings of sexually explicit conduct involving a child and child abuse."
On Monday, Heigh was sentenced to 75 months each for the sexual abuse and sodomy charges and 45 months each for the child pornography charges. Some sentences will run concurrently, giving Heigh a total prison sentence of 22 years and six months. He will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release.
Butte man charged with child sex abuse
A 61-year-old Butte man is being held with bond set at $75,000 after an 11-year-old girl told police she thought she was being secretly filmed while showering at a residence.
Police say they arrested Patrick William Shea on Wednesday after interviewing him and finding child pornography websites on his cell phone. He was formally charged and arraigned Wednesday on a felony count of sexual abuse of children and remained jailed Thursday pending bond.
The girl and her mother came to the station Tuesday and she told officers she believed she was being filmed in the shower of a residence. Police declined to name the residence while an investigation continues.
The allegations were given to a female detective with the Sexual Abuse of Children Task Force and officers obtained a warrant to get Shea’s cell phone. They found the web sites had been visited and sent the phone to the state crime lab for further analysis, police said.
Former Tate Football Coach, Sunday School Teacher Arrested For Child Sex Abuse
Warning, graphic details below
By Hayley Minogue and J.B. Biunno
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL (WKRG) — A former high school football coach and Sunday school teacher has been arrested for prolonged sexual abuse of multiple young boys.
Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies say Charlie Mabern Hamrick, 54, is charged with 36 counts of capital sexual assault on a victim under the age of 12, providing obscene material to minors, and lewd and lascivious behavior on victims under the age of 12 and victims ranging in age from 12 to 16.
Hamrick is the former football coach at Tate High School and the director of a local boy’s group at a church in Cantonment.
According to the arrest report obtained by News 5, Hamrick is accused of engaging in sexual acts with young boys at his home — sometimes with his wife present — and on the boat at his beach house in Pensacola.
One victim, a boy 8 to 11 years-old at the time of the abuse, told deputies that Hamrick was his Sunday school teacher at Pine Forest United Methodist Church. The boy was invited to Hamrick’s home to spend time with Hamrick’s children, who were around the same age as him.
When the two were alone, the victim alleges Hamrick would perform oral sex on him, and then he would perform the act on Hamrick in the living room or den. The victim says Hamrick encouraged him to touch his genitals, sometimes under a blanket in the living room with Hamrick’s wife present.
The young victim says they would never talk during or after the sexual abuse. It allegedly happened about once a month for three to four years, from 1997 to 2000.
In one later incident, the victim was visiting Hamrick’s beach house in Pensacola with his mother. On Hamrick’s boat, the victim says Hamrick began touching his genitals. When the victim’s mother returned, she saw Hamrick’s hand down her son’s pants. Hamrick was reportedly extremely apologetic, saying it only happened that one time.
Deputies say the mother went to Hamrick’s church and spoke to a pastor who ensured that Hamrick would never work with children again. However when the victim began hearing of more stories that Hamrick was sexually abusing young children, he came forward to police. That happened on March 21, 2017, about 17 years after the alleged abuse took place.
Another victim stated that he would go to Hamrick’s home to go fishing and ride four-wheelers. When on the back of the four-wheelers and Hamrick in the driver’s seat, Hamrick allegedly pushed the boys hands downwards into his crotch. Hamrick allegedly told the boy to grab his erect penis, saying it was the safest way to ride. This story was corroborated by other victims who visited Hamrick on his property.
Other instances took place at Tate High School, Hamrick’s former place of employment. Hamrick sought permission to show a group of young boys “educational videos” having to do with puberty. However, after showing the boys the educational video, he would play additional videos showing explicit sexual acts between men and women, and men masturbating.
Hamrick faces capital felonies that carry a possible sentence of life behind bars.
Man wanted for child sex abuse arrested after tip from Chicago authorities
By Ben Lockhart
A fugitive accused of aggravated sexual abuse of a child in Illinois was arrested Wednesday in Salt Lake, federal authorities said.
SALT LAKE CITY — A fugitive accused of aggravated sexual abuse of a child in Illinois was arrested Wednesday in Salt Lake, federal authorities said.
Ivan Michael Faunce, 38, was arrested hours after authorities in Chicago indicated he may be in Utah, said Derryl Spencer, U.S. Marshal supervisory deputy.
Following surveillance and other tracking efforts, Faunce was located near 1030 South and 4800 West, Spencer said. He said Faunce barricaded himself in an RV he had been staying in and threatened to fatally shoot himself at first, but was calmed down and arrested after 30 to 45 minutes of negotiation around 4:30 p.m.
Faunce was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.
A gun was later recovered from the RV, Spencer said.
Faunce was wanted for aggravated sexual abuse of a child, according to Spencer. The details of that case were not clear Wednesday. He had been hired by a local farmer, who didn't know his background, for help on the property, Spencer said.
Salt Lake City, UT
Other possible victims step forward in hockey coach
child sex abuse case
By Matt Gray | For NJ.com
WOODBURY -- Authorities say additional potential victims have come forward in the investigation of a youth hockey coach accused of sexually abusing kids.
Walter W. "Tracy" Ferinden, 55, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, is accused of sexual contact involving three victims, including one in Gloucester County and two in Delaware.
Ferinden coached youth hockey and held skating clinics in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Vermont during the 1990s and up until 2010.
He is charged with two second-degree counts of sexual contact involving a 12-year-old boy on various dates during the summer of 1994 in Deptford, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office announced in a press conference on Friday.
Delaware authorities have charged Ferinden with nine counts of second-degree unlawful sexual contact with two minors there in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Other possible victims have come forward since a Friday press conference announcing the charges, prosecutor's office spokesman Bernie Weisenfeld confirmed Wednesday. He did not disclose how many had come forward or when and where the alleged crimes may have occurred.
"Interviews are pending and statutes have to be checked to determine whether cases can still be prosecuted," Weisenfeld said.
New Jersey no longer has a statute of limitations on sexual contact offenses, but the law changed in 1996 with a stipulation that any crime must have occurred within five years of that change. Therefore, crimes committed since (before???) 1991 would not be subject to a statute of limitations.
Investigators acknowledged last week that they were aware of at least one alleged incident involving Ferinden that occurred prior to 1991.
Delaware has no statute of limitations in these cases.
Ferinden was charged in Delaware last week and released after posting bail. He surrendered to Gloucester County authorities on Friday and was being held in Salem County Correctional Facility without bail pending a detention hearing.
Prosecutors sought to keep Ferinden in jail under "preventative detention," but Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson ruled Wednesday that he be released from jail and placed on home electronic monitoring. He is ordered to have no unsupervised contact with minors and to perform no coaching, according to the prosecutor's office.
In the New Jersey case, the victim played in a junior hockey league where Ferinden was a coach in Washington Township. The alleged crimes occurred in Ferinden's Deptford apartment.
In announcing the charges last week, officials said they believed there were other victims.
Another reason for a Congressional inquiry into child sex abuse. I'm quite sure Ferinden is not the only junior hockey coach who molested his players.
Anyone else with knowledge relevant to the investigation is asked to contact GCPO Detective Gregory Malesich at 856-384-5626 or New Castle County Police Detective Jen Escheman at (302) 395-2745 or via email at JCEscheman@nccde.org.
Oronogo Man To Stand Trial On Child Sex Abuse Charges
An Oronogo man will stand trial next month, accused of sexually abusing a young girl.
26-year-old Maxwell Purvis has been charged with deviate sexual intercourse, stemming from an incident involving a 7-year-old girl earlier this year after she disclosed the information to investigators following an interview at the Children’s Center in Joplin.
Purvis’ court date has been set for April 10th in Jasper County.
Long Island foster father faces trial in sex abuse case
By FRANK ELTMAN
RIVERHEAD, Long Island -- A foster father who took in more than 100 troubled boys over 20 years is set to go on trial on charges he sexually abused eight of the children. In addition to the alleged abuse of the boys, prosecutors also said the man sexually abused a dog in front of a child.
The case against Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu sparked an investigation into New York's foster care system that found "abysmal" communication among the child welfare agencies involved. The suspect's lawyer disputes that any abuse took place at his client's suburban Long Island home. Opening arguments are scheduled to begin Wednesday.
Gonzales-Mugaburu, 60, of Ridge, New York, was arrested in January 2016, after authorities said two boys in his care reported alleged abuse to a caseworker. Prosecutors said that prompted a wider investigation, which led to additional charges involving other alleged victims. Gonzales-Mugaburu has pleaded not guilty to child endangerment, sexual misconduct and other charges, and remains jailed on $1 million bond.
Prosecutors said Gonzales-Mugaburu earned more than $1.5 million over two decades as a foster parent, caring for particularly troubled boys, which entitled him to a higher income than a traditional foster parent. He cared for as many as six to eight children at a time since at least 1996.
An 83-page report released by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota last month outlined a remarkable series of failures that allowed Gonzales-Mugaburu to take in more than 100 children over 20 years, despite being the subject of 18 separate child abuse investigations. None of those investigations led to criminal charges.
The report said rules intended to protect the reputations of falsely accused foster parents were partly to blame. Substandard abuse investigations were another issue. But the biggest problem, the report said, was the simple failure of four governmental and one nonprofit child welfare agencies to share information.
Gonzales-Mugaburu's attorney, Donald Mates, said he disagreed with the findings in the report. There never was any reason for the agencies to fail to uncover abuse, because, he said, it never happened. Mates also said that at least some of the alleged victims have a financial reason to see Gonzales-Mugaburu convicted because they have filed lawsuits against an agency that placed them in his home.
A spokeswoman for SCO Family of Services, one of the state's largest foster home providers which placed dozens of children with Gonzales-Mugaburu, has said it never uncovered any evidence of abuse prior to his arrest.
SCO said since the scandal erupted, it has worked with the state, the Administration for Children's Services and Suffolk County "to diligently address each and every concern about the quality of care provided in this home."
Man charged in child sex abuse investigation
TORONTO — Police say they've charged a 42-year-old man in a child sexual abuse investigation.
Toronto police allege a 14-year-old boy met a man on a social media platform and that the boy believed, at the time, that the man was actually a boy his age.
They allege that the man sent the boy nude images over social media, met the boy in person and sexually assaulted him.
Investigators say officers searched a downtown Toronto home last week and arrested Najeeb Saad.
They say Saad is charged with two counts each of sexual interference and sexual assault, and one count of luring a child under the age of 16.
Police allege the accused used the online profiles of "AJ S", "AjSaad123", "asaad942" on the social media applications Grindr, Snapchat and Kik.