SAN ANTONIO — Deputies tracked down and arrested a child sex abuse suspect Thursday.
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
Thursday, 11 May 2017
At Least 10 Continuous CSA Charges on Today's Perverts and Pedophiles List
26 y/o accused of child sex abuse hides at Mom's house - Texas
Bizarre disconnect between pedophile priest and lawyer - Kentucky
45 y/o pervert accused of 3 years of sex with child 12-14 y/o - Minnesota
59 y/o facing 200+ CSA charges 18 years after mom sided with him - Pennsylvania
Coroner accused of sexually abusing girl for 9 years - California
74 y/o regional politician accused of recent child sex abuse - Alabama
2 Waco area men held on charges of continual sex abuse of children - Texas
DPW foreman on trial for 8 years of CSA of girl 5-13 y/o - Massachusetts
Trial date for priest 50, accused of CSA or two 13 y/o boys - Illinois
2 airmen plead not guilty of CSA with young street girl - Delaware
Hockey coach gets 3-10 years for continuous CSA of young boy - Pennsylvania
High school star charged with sodomy of two 13 y/o boys - Alabama
Security guard 57 on bail can't stay away from CSA victim 17 - Maryland
Child sex abuse suspect captured at mother's houseby News 4 San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO — Deputies tracked down and arrested a child sex abuse suspect Thursday.
Jose Angel Garcia was captured during a check at his mother's house. Deputies say Garcia tried to barricade himself inside a bedroom, but officers were able to arrest him. The 26-year-old was wanted for not following the rules of his release, which included no contact with his child victim.
On Sept. 14, 2013, Garcia was caught engaging in sexual acts with a 15-year-old. The mother and brother of the child victim called police, and authorities said Garcia admitted to sexual acts with the child. After being arrested, Garcia was released by a judge who set conditions which included weekly drug and alcohol testing, substance abuse treatment and a no contact order with the victim.
Bizarre plea deal rejection causes confusion in court
MEADE CO., Ky. (WHAS11) -- A local priest convicted of sexually abusing children is heading to trial on additional charges. Father Joseph Hemmerle is a Louisville native and former Trinity High School teacher.
He was accused of abusing a 10-year old boy in the 1970s and convicted of the crimes in 2016. In court Thursday, his attorney denied a plea agreement on his behalf, agreeing to go to trial.
Inside a packed courtroom at the Meade County Courthouse, Prosecutor Leilani K.M. Martin was ready to sign off on a deal she called “forgiving and lenient."
"We spent weeks hammering out a plea agreement and it was a very faithful plea agreement. The victim agreed to it because he is a practicing, practices his faith," Martin said.
Charged with two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, and five counts of sodomy, former Louisville Priest Joseph Hemmerle is facing up to life in prison if convicted at trial.
The deal on the table Thursday was 10 years, with 20 percent served. That would be a total of two years behind bars.
Now that's a sweet deal! No shred of justice in it, but sweet, for the pedophile priest.
"It was all ready to go and then basically out of the blue the defense attorney decided not to go through with it," Martin said.
The prosecutor said the papers were signed, and Hemmerle had verbally agreed to take the agreement. But the defendant never made it into the courtroom.
Martin said, "David Lambertus suddenly announced that he's going to go to trial instead, it was sort of a shock, and he announced it in the courtroom without his client present and just sort of turned around and left."
Hemmerle's attorney, David Lambertus, could not be reached after he left the courthouse.
WHAS11 tried to talk to Hemmerle inside the jail, but an official said the defendant was still in court, waiting to accept a plea deal.
"I’m not even sure that the defendant even knows right now. Because his client was not even in the courtroom when his attorney changed his mind and left,” Martin said.
The court, taking the attorney's word, closed the case for the day and scheduled the trial.
"I’m disappointed with how it went today because it was an opportunity for the system to work exactly how everybody wants it to work. It was an opportunity for justice and mercy to happen at the same time, at the same place. And that’s a beautiful thing," Martin said.
Two years in prison for 5 counts of sodomy is not a beautiful thing; it is disgusting. Perhaps the lawyer just couldn't live with himself for having bartered that deal.
Hemmerle is currently serving time in the Meade County Detention Center. His trial is scheduled to begin on June 18 in the Meade County Courthouse.
Meade Co., KY
Woodbury man accused of ongoing
sexual abuse of a child
By Maureen McMullen
A Woodbury man is accused of sexually abusing a child for three years
Patrick David Lucas, 45, faces three first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges involving a minor younger than 13.
Woodbury police opened an investigation after a teen girl told police Lucas started sexually abusing her when she was 12 years old, according to the complaint filed in Washington County District Court.
Officers responded to a report of child sexual abuse April 18, after the girl told her mother Lucas had been molesting her.
The girl told police in an interview that Lucas had threatened her when she told her mother about the alleged abuse. Lucas allegedly told her that if she did not tell her mother she was lying, her mother would kill herself, and he made other threats.
The girl told police that when she asked Lucas after the first assault why he was doing it, he responded, "I love you."
A police search of the girl's phone revealed that Lucas sent her more than 300 text messages since January, all of which "appeared inappropriate" and alluded to sexual contact Lucas had with her.
Police said Lucas also left a photo of his genitals on a tablet for the girl to find.
Lucas remains in custody at the Washington County jail.
If convicted, each charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 years and $40,000.
Centre County man faces more than 200
child sex abuse charges
by Ron Musselman
BELLEFONTE – A Centre County man is facing more than 200 charges for allegedly assaulting two children.
Following a grand jury investigation, the district attorney’s office announced that criminal charges have been refiled against Lawrence O’Shell, 59, of Bellefonte.
The charges were withdrawn 18 years ago by a previous administration after one of the child victims recanted her statement due to pressure by her mother, who officials said was romantically involved with the alleged perpetrator.
Great mother! Good grief!
State police re-interviewed the children victims, now adults, and they re-affirmed the sexual abuse committed by O’Shell.
At O'Shell's preliminary arraignment, Judge Carmine W. Prestia set bail at $500,000.
O'Shell's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 17.
Northern California coroner charged with
child sex abuse
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- The coroner in a wealthy San Francisco suburban county, one of the wealthiest counties in the country, remains jailed facing charges that he sexually abused a girl younger than 14.
Darrell Harris, 46, appeared in court Monday, but did not enter a plea on four felony charges and a misdemeanor count of sexually abusing the girl over the last nine years.
Harris is in charge of the coroner's office in Marin County, a wealthy and politically liberal San Francisco suburb north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Harris, who is in charge of the Marin County's coroner office, was held for lack of $750,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on May 15.
Harris' attorney, Douglas Horngrad, told the Marin Independent Journal that the charges are uncharacteristic.
"I can only share with you that everyone, and I mean everyone, who knows him, is in absolute shock," Horngard said. "Nobody believes it, from law enforcement to neighbors.'"
His wife and one of his children watched the proceedings and departed quickly afterward, the newspaper reported.
The Marin County Sheriff's Office controls the coroner's office, where Harris has worked since 2003. In October 2015, he was promoted to chief deputy coroner and placed in charge of the office.
The complaint alleges one count of continuous sexual abuse of a girl under 14 years old. The charge alleges that the molestation occurred on at least three occasions between May 2008 and May 2011.
The other counts, which include charges such as lewd acts and oral sex with a minor, cover various periods from 2011 to 2015. The girl was between the ages of 14 and 17 during that span.
The complaint does not say whether Harris met the girl while at work or the nature of their relationship.
The alleged crimes occurred in Marin County, but the nearby Santa Rosa Police Department investigated the case because of Harris' law enforcement ties.
Marin Sheriff Robert Doyle told the newspaper that the department has not made a decision on Harris' employment status.
"Darrell has been an exemplary employee," Doyle said. "We're saddened by the allegations."
Harris is also a part-time commercial photographer who publishes under the name D. Alan Harris.
San Rafael, CA
Former Cullman County, NARCOG official charged with child sex abuse
Wire, staff reports
CULLMAN — The former chairman of the Cullman County Commission and member of the NARCOG board is charged with sexually abusing a child.
Authorities say 74-year-old James Graves of Vinemont is charged with sexual abuse.
The Cullman County Sheriff's Office said Graves is accused of molesting a child on more than one occasion, and the victim came forward after the last incident.
Court records aren't yet available to show whether Graves has a lawyer to speak on his behalf. He was arrested Wednesday.
His tenure as commissioner also gave Graves a spot on the North-central Alabama Regional Council of Governments board. He served on the NARCOG board during a time when it was divided over how much representation Cullman County should have compared to Morgan County. NARCOG coordinates senior programs, community planning and other services, in Lawrence, Morgan and Cullman counties.
The Cullman Times reported Graves was elected chairman of the Cullman County Commission in 2008. He lost a re-election bid in 2012 and again sought re-election but failed in the last election.
Two Waco-area men charged with child sexual abuse
WACO, Texas (KWTX) Two Waco-area men were booked into county jail Wednesday, both charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child in separate incidents.
Reginald Dewayne Johnson, 39, of Waco, and Fredrick Edward Lougheed, 58, of Robinson, both were held in the McLennan County Jail Thursday.
Johnson was ordered held on bonds totaling $82,783, charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child and with seven traffic violations.
Lougheed already was in custody Wednesday on an earlier charge of sexual assault of a child in lieu of $200,000 bond when he was served with the additional arrest warrant.
Bond on the continuous sexual abuse charge has not yet been set.
Johnson was identified as a suspect in the sexual abuse of a girl who was younger than 15 and who reported to Child Protective Services that she had been sexually abused by a man she knows for a period of almost six years.
Following completion of a forensic interview at the Children’s Advocacy Center, police were able to obtain a warrant for Johnson, who was arrested Wednesday, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Lougheed became a suspect after police served a search warrant on his Rio Bonito Drive home in Robinson related to another case.
A forensic interview completed with a 14-year-old victim led police to obtain a warrant for Lougheed, which he was served while in custody.
Waco & Robinson, TX
Ex-Wayland DPW Foreman Accused of Eight Years of Child-Sex Abuse
Defense attorney tells jury in Donald Gladu child rape case that
By Lisa Redmond (Patch Staff)
WOBURN, MA -- From the time the alleged victim was age 5 until she was 12, the alleged sexual assaults by Donald Gladu were so frequent that each time he demanded sex, she became "like a robot," prosecutor Rachel Perlman told a jury on Thursday.
The alleged sexual assaults by Gladu, 61, formerly of Natick, now living in Framingham, began when he touched the girl while she lay in bed at night. Gladu allegedly grew bolder by assaulting the girl in his living room, on his favorite chair and in his bed in locations in Natick and Acton, Perlman said.
Gladu, a former 20-year foreman for the Wayland Department of Public Works, is on trial in Middlesex Superior Court charged with four counts of rape of a child with force and indecent assault and battery on a child.
Gladu has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The victim testified in court that the abuse started when she was about 5- years- old and continued until the age of 13, about two or three times a week. At first she was "confused'' about what was happening to her, then she felt "disgust,'' she testified.
After each incident, Gladu always told her, "Don't tell your mom,'' she testified.
After years of alleged sexual abuse, the alleged victim thought it was "common place," so much so that the victim acted like "a robot" when Gladu allegedly demanded sex, Perlman told the jury during her opening statement.
The alleged victim, then 21, disclosed the alleged abuse after discovering information about her family.
Before that, Perlman said the victim was afraid; afraid of Gladu, afraid of destroying Gladu's family, and afraid no one would believe her.
Trial set for former Aurora priest in child sex abuse case
A judge has set a late-July trial date in the child sex abuse case of former Aurora priest Alfredo Pedraza Arias, court records show.
Arias, 50, has pleaded not guilty to a five-count indictment alleging aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He is accused of fondling two children under the age of 13 at Sacred Heart Church, as well as one at one of the youth's homes, between 2012 and 2014.
He is free on $50,000 bail and prohibited from having contact with anyone under the age of 18. Kane County prosecutors charged Arias in February 2016.
The Rockford Diocese, which includes Kane County, previously explained that Arias had been out of the ministry since October of 2014, when police and the diocese began investigating allegations against him. Arias also worked in Aurora at Our Lady of Good Counsel and DeKalb's Hispanic Ministry, according to the diocese.
During a Thursday hearing, Kane County Judge Linda Abrahamson scheduled Arias' trial for July 31. He's expected to return to court in early July for a status hearing related to pretrial motions.
Delaware airmen plead not guilty to child sexual abuse
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
WILMINGTON, Del. — Two airmen stationed at Dover Air Force Base have pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing a teenage runaway they allegedly harbored on base.
Twenty-five-year-old Dalian Washington of Philadelphia and 21-year-old Akeem Beazer of Pompano Beach, Florida, entered the pleas and waived reading of an indictment at their arraignments Thursday.
Both men are charged with sex abuse of a minor. Washington also is charged with sex trafficking of a child.
Court records indicate that the investigation began after the girl told a social worker in March that she had stayed on the base and had sex with service members.
The girl was later interviewed by an Air Force investigator and a police detective who knew her as a child with a troubled home life who often lived on the street.
Ex hockey coach sentenced in child sex abuse case
A former Milton Hershey School ice hockey coach will serve 3 to 10 years behind bars after pleading no contest to charges he molested a student for several years.
Judge John F. Cherry also ordered Richard Allen Gingrich to serve a consecutive 10 years of probation.
Authorities say Gingrich, of York, molested the former Milton Hershey student numerous times while the boy was between 11 and 15 years old.
In December, Gingrich pleaded no contest to felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, and unlawful contact with minors.
The former student, who is now 27 years old, told police that Gingrich assaulted him in a locker room bathroom at the school’s hockey rink, at the coach’s apartments in Lebanon and Palmyra, and in a school supply building.
He said Gingrich continued to sexually assault him after the coach was dismissed from the school.
Former Hubbertville School standout faces
child sex abuse charges
Stoney Sharp reports
FAYETTE, Ala. —
Disturbing accusations out of Hubbertville. Cynthia Key lives near Hubbertville School.
"There's a lot of local people that have commented 'oh my goodness' about this man. He's very well known. It's an absolute shocker to everyone," Key told ABC 33/40 News Friday.
Warrants obtained by ABC 33/40 News show two sodomy first degree charges and two sexual abuse 1st charges against former Hubbertville School standout Vess Benton.
"He's going to have a lot to account for in the coming months," Key added.
According to the warrant, the abuse occurred in April 2017. Prosecutors said the two male victims were younger than the suspect, and that Benton committed forcible sexual assaults on the two boys. The warrants list Benton as 19 years old and the two victims as 13 years of age.
Fayette County Schools Superintendent Jim Burkhalter released a statement regarding Benton's arrest:
Fayette County Schools is aware of these sexual assault allegations. We turned this matter over to law enforcement as soon as we became aware. We will have no additional statement at this time.
Benton was booked into the Fayette County Jail on a $150,000 bond, according to deputies. They say he bonded out of jail Friday.
MD school security guard accused of child sex abuse again
By: Lindsay Watts
ROCKVILLE, Md. -
A Montgomery County Schools security guard has been arrested for the second time in two months on sex abuse charges involving the same child.
Mark Yantsos, 57, was first arrested in April after he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. He posted $75,000 bond, and then, according to court documents, starting meeting up with the girl again, violating the conditions of his bond to stay away from her.
The state filed an emergency motion to revoke Yantsos' bond and he was arrested on Friday.
Police say that in April, the mother of student at Richard Montgomery High School reported that Yantsos, a security guard at the school, was having a sexual relationship her daughter. Police say Yantsos was prone to giving the girl gifts, including a diamond necklace and iPhone, before the sex abuse started. Investigators said they believe he was grooming her for a sexual relationship.
According to court documents, once out of jail, Yantsos was seeing the girl almost daily last week into this week, and on one occasion the girl's friend witnessed the meeting.
Police say the alleged victim in the case was questioned and she told investigators that she had been seeing Yantsos and they had sex on May 2. She also told police he gave her $100 afterwards.
Yantsos used to work for the New York City Police Department, and according to Montgomery County Schools, district officials recently found out that in 1994 he was accused of threatening a female with a revolver. Somehow this wasn't detected when Yantsos was hired.