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

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Mayor, Cop, Priest, Fugitives, Interpol on Today's Perverts and Pedophiles List

Fugitive child sex abuser may be cross-dresser - Pennsylvania
Minneapolis Mayor shares child sex abuse story - Minnesota
Man plea deals on reduced charges of CSA 5 years ago - Nevada
Former priest fugitive caught by Interpol, extradited - New York
Convicted pedophile charged with more child sex abuse - Utah
Philly cop charged with child porn on his laptop - Pennsylvania
Pervert on bail gets new charges of rape and sodomy - Kentucky

Man wanted for child sexual abuse
By Myles Snyder, ABC27 News

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Police are looking for a Harrisburg man wanted on child sexual abuse charges.

Matthew A. Webb, 40, is charged with indecent assault of a child under 13 years old, corruption of minors, and unlawful contact with minors, Susquehanna Township police said.

Police said Webb is driving a black 2014 Toyota Corolla with tinted windows. They said he may be in the York area, and the possibility exists he is cross dressing.

Anyone with information may call Susquehanna Township police at (717) 652-8265.

The Mayor of Minneapolis opens up about
sexual abuse as a child

By Chandrika Narayan, CNN

The mayor made the stark revelation Monday via a photo project at the Break the Silence Day Facebook page. It was sponsored by a Minneapolis-based non-profit that supports survivors of sexual violence.

The project captures the faces, names and several first-person narratives of dozens of survivors residing in the Twin Cities. Many talk of their pain, alcohol and drug abuse, and descent into depression. All the survivors say they are speaking up to let others know that they aren't alone.

In four paragraphs, Mayor Betsy Hodges writes that while she has been fairly open about her addiction to alcohol, she chose to keep her abuse a secret, until now.

"I was abused by adults unrelated to me for many years, starting when I was eight years old," Hodges writes. "My family did not know. I believed -- was threatened into believing -- that the slightest indication that anything was amiss would jeopardize the safety of everyone and everything I loved. No one knew until I told them early in my sobriety -- not my friends, not my family."

Hodges revealed in 2014 that she was an alcoholic who had taken her last drink as a college student, more than 25 years earlier, MinnPost reported.

With her first term ending in November, Hodges, 47, is now locked in a tough reelection battle against several challengers. Two of her key political opponents joined others in voicing their support for Hodges' Facebook post, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Community conversation

Having a public figure like Hodges come forward is particularly powerful," Sarah Super, founder of the Break the Silence organization, told CNN.

"I think this has brought this almost unavoidable conversation into public space," Super said. "Something we don't talk about as a community is the pervasive nature of sexual violence. Her (Hodges) speaking up forces our community to face that this happens and can happen to anybody."

The Facebook photo project, which started last November, was inspired by the July 2015 cover of New York Magazine that featured 35 of Bill Cosby's alleged victims, as well as the project Humans of New York, Super said.

Hodges was the 79th person to share an account of sexual assault in this year's Facebook project, Super said.

One in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before the age of 18, according to the statistics provided by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Ending rape culture

Super, herself a survivor of a 2015 rape by her ex-boyfriend, said she went public with her story six weeks after her own rape. She said the mission of her organization is to end rape culture, hold perpetrators accountable, and support survivors of sexual violence in their healing.

"By breaking the silence, I watched a lot of things change, mostly for the better. ... I watched the ripple effect of sharing my story in my community," Super said. "It is totally about social change. I'm trying to create a community where people can tell their stories and be met with compassion."

Hodges expressed a similar sentiment in sharing her story publicly.

"Being a survivor has defined so much of who I am," the mayor wrote on Facebook. "I learned well how to suffer quietly, I learned to meet tragedy with a poker face and a plan. ... I am breaking the silence so others can know: you are not alone. I know we can heal from anything, because I have. We can heal, succeed and thrive."

Nicole Chavez contributed to this story.

Plea agreement in child sex abuse case


ELKO, Nevada – An Elko man entered a plea agreement on reduced charges of child sexual abuse that took place almost five years ago.

Ricky Lynn Minchew, 29, appeared with his defense attorney, Richard Davies, before District Judge Nancy Porter on Tuesday and pleaded no contest to three counts of sexual abuse or neglect of a child under 14 years of age, which are category B felonies.

Minchew was originally charged with five counts of sexual assault on a child under 14 years of age, lewdness with a child under 14 years of age, and child abuse, according to court documents.

According to District Attorney Chad Thompson, the abuse took place between May 1, 2012 and Sept. 17, 2013.

Under the plea agreement, Minchew could serve a maximum of six years in prison on each count, said Thompson.

“He would be eligible for probation as long as he has a psychosexual evaluation … that can determine whether or not he is eligible,” said Thompson.

In reviewing the charges, Porter explained that the evaluation, once completed, determines if Minchew is at high risk to re-offend, adding that he would also have to register as a sex offender.

After Minchew entered his plea, Porter asked if he understood that for all criminal purposes, “the effect of a no contest plea is the same as a guilty plea.” “Yes, your honor,” Minchew replied.

Additionally, an Offer of Proof was filed indicating that the state could prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt if the case went to trial, which was read by Minchew and Davies during the proceeding.

“Mr. Davies, do you agree that the state could prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt,” Porter asked. “I believe it could,” Davies said.

Minchew’s evaluation was ordered to be completed by June 23 for a presentence investigation report by Porter.

Sentencing was set for August 3.

Fugitive former priest accused of sexually abusing a six-year-old girl is extradited to the US to face charges
By Dailymail.com Reporter

A defrocked priest on the run for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl in 2014 was tracked down in Guatemala and extradited back to the US, where he will finally face abuse charges in Long Island, NY.

Interpol, working with US Marshals, found ex-priest Augusto Cortez, 53, in Guatamala and put him on a flight to New York over the weekend, according to authorities.

Upon landing at JFK Airport on Saturday, Cortez — a former Catholic priest of the Vincentian Congregation — was arrested and sent to jail without bail.

Cortez pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree criminal sexual act, first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child on Monday, according to WABC. 

The charges all stemmed from a June 2014 incident in which he is accused of molesting a six-year-old girl at a family party in Southampton, Long Island. 

Cortez had been on the run since June 2014, when he was questioned by police after the little girl's family — long-time friends of Cortez — called police to report that they suspected he had been sexually abusing their youngest daughter.  

Although police questioned him at the time of the initial complaint, they had to release Cortez because they lacked enough hard evidence to charge him with any crimes. Days later, when cops had found the evidence they needed to charge him, they discovered that he had vanished. 

Two months after he fled, the unnamed six-year-old told PIX11 news that Cortez abused her frequently, more times than she was able to count. Later the same year, she was diagnosed with genital herpes, according to 27.east.    

Cortez fled to South America once he realized that he was under investigation, Southampton police said, adding that he had traveled to several countries on the continent before he was tracked down in Guatemala.   

Cortez is a registered sex offender, who was defrocked by his order after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of forcibly touching a 12-year-old student's breasts at a Brooklyn, New York parish school in 2008. He was sentenced to probation in 2009.  

He was categorized as a Level 1 — or low risk of repeat offense — sex offender by the state.

Cortez is due back in court on May 15.  

Southampton, NY

Man convicted of child sex abuse in 2014
in court on new charges
By Amy Macavinta staff writer

A former Logan man who was sent to prison after he was convicted of sexually assaulting two children in 2014 is back in 1st District Court, where he is facing new charges.

Weston Davidson, 54, was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child on Jan. 3 in connection with an incident that reportedly dates back to 2013.

He appeared in court Monday with his attorney, Michael Langford, who reported a plea could be entered as early as May 15.

Davidson was first arrested in July 2013 after an extensive search for him in the mountains between Clarkston and Box Elder County. At the time, officials said he fled to the area after he was confronted about the allegations of sexual abuse.

During the course of the search, Davidson reportedly called his family and reported he had a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and said that it would be days before anyone would find him.

He was found later that day, though, and after he received medical treatment for his head wound, he was transported to the jail and criminal charges were filed.

Davidson pleaded guilty to a single count of attempted aggravated sexual abuse involving two children, and he was ordered to serve three years to life in prison.

Philadelphia Police Officer Faces Child Porn,
Sexual Abuse of Children Charges

Officer Emmanuel Folly, who is a three-year veteran of the Department assigned to the 18th District, was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography, and dissemination of child pornography.
By David Chang

A Philadelphia Police officer has been charged with possession of child porn and sexual abuse of children.

Officer Emmanuel Folly, 25, surrendered to the Philadelphia Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit Tuesday.

In March of 2016, members of the Special Victims Unit used a program to search for people viewing, downloading and sharing child pornography. They discovered an IP address that downloaded child porn that was registered to a home on the 3300 block of North 15th Street in Philadelphia, officials said.

On November 17, 2016 members of the Special Victims Unit executed a search and seizure warrant at the home and seized a laptop computer, desktop computer and computer tablet. Investigators also determined Officer Folly lived at the home with his parents, officials said.

After further investigation, police determined Officer Folly owned the laptop computer that contained child pornography.

Officer Folly, who is a three-year veteran of the Department assigned to the 18th District, was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography, and dissemination of child pornography.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross suspended Officer Folly for 30 days with the intent to dismiss. Police continue to investigate.

Hickman man facing multiple child sex abuse charges
Written by Joshua Murray

A Hickman, Kentucky man is behind bars facing several charges related to the sexual abuse of a child.

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office served an arrest warrant on David A. Garrett, 47, for three rape charges and one charge of sodomy involving a minor. The warrant stated that Garrett committed these acts between 2015-2016.

Garrett was arrested on Friday, April 21. He was taken to the Fulton County Detention Center where he is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.

According to Deputy David Thomas with the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, Garrett was previously arrested on April 5 for a warrant issued on charges of Sex Offender Instant Messenger/Chat/Social Network Use. Garrett was able to make bond and is scheduled to appear back in court on that case on May 9, 2017.

Garrett is a lifetime registered sexual offender that transferred to Kentucky from Illinois for the original conviction for sexual battery out of Indiana.

This case is still under investigation by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have any information regarding Garrett contacting your child in any way please contact the Fulton County Sheriff's Office at (270)-236-2545.

Hickman, KY

Crystal Lake man gets 3 years for child sex abuse
CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison Thursday for sexually abusing a child he met through his job as a horse groomer.

Vincente Vasquez, 28, of the 100 block of South Heather Drive, Crystal Lake, pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, as part of a deal with Kane County prosecutors.

Prosecutors presented evidence that showed that between September 2012 and September 2014 Vasquez sexually abused the victim. Vasquez knew the victim, who was younger than 17 at the time, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The abuse took place at the horse stable where Vasquez worked in West Dundee, the release said.

The case was prosecuted by Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Lori Schmidt, who is assigned to the Kane County Child Advocacy Center, and the plea was accepted by Circuit Judge Donald Tegeler Jr., according to the news release.

Under state law, Vasquez is eligible for day-for-day sentencing. He gets credit for 688 days he spent in the Kane County jail, the release said.