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, 29 October 2017

Actors, Pedo Priests Lead Today's USA Perverts & Pedophiles List

Husband and wife plead guilty in 'barbaric'
sex abuse of toddler

A New York husband and wife pleaded guilty Friday to sexually abusing a 17-month-old girl they baby-sat and made videos of, in what a judge described as "barbaric acts."

Justin and Jessica Crandall pleaded guilty to federal charges tied to the sexual exploitation of the toddler.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said the Crandalls provided day care to the girl starting around Thanksgiving 2016 until Feb. 11, 2017 at their home in Sidney, the Press & Sun-Bulletin reported.

Prosecutors said 28-year-old Justin Crandall shot videos and photos of himself using the child in sex acts.

Authorities were alerted in February after someone reported receiving an image depicting a female toddler engaged in a sex act which Justin Crandall had sent, according to court documents.

The child's mother told investigators at the time she noticed some changes in her child's behavior, along with unexplained injuries.

The abuse of the 17-month old victim was connected to Crandall's meth addiction, The Press & Sun-Bulletin reported.

Jessica Crandall, 27. admitted she and her husband engaged in "repeated sexual activities" involving the child. according to court documents.

At a detention hearing in April, U.S. Magistrate Judge David Peebles described the crimes as "barbaric acts," the newspaper reported.

Both Crandalls face a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, and will be sentenced Feb. 23 in federal court in Binghamton.

Man convicted of aggravated sex abuse of a child takes up temporary residence in The Villages

John Peter Higgins, 70, on Oct. 20 registered a temporary address at 927 Bristol Terrace with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

On Oct. 10, 2012, he was convicted on a charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 13 in Dupage County, Illinois.

Actor Tyler Cornell Files Police Report
Accusing Former APA Agent of Sodomy
by David Robb

Actor Tyler Cornell filed a report on Friday with the LAPD accusing former APA agent Tyler Grasham of sodomizing him earlier this year.We did take a crime report against Tyler Grasham,” an LAPD spokesperson told Deadline. “It was a sodomy crime report.”

Cornell, 20, is the fifth young man to come forward accusing Grasham of sexual harassment or assault. Grasham was fired from the Hollywood agency on Oct. 20 after two other young men accused the agent of sexually assaulting them.

APA has launched its own investigation into the charges. “APA takes these allegations extremely seriously and is investigating this matter,” said a spokesman for the agency, which has hired attorney Matthias Wagener to look into the matter.

Grasham’s other accusers include former child actor Blaise Godbe Lipman, 28, who says he assaulted him 10 years ago when he was seeking representation; Lucas Ozarowski, a 27-year-old film and TV editor, who filed a police report saying that he was sexually assaulted by him last year; Michael Podraza, currently a business and legal affairs manager at Lionsgate, who accused him of offering to help him break into the industry in exchange for sex – an accusation Grasham denied in a 2013 email exchange; and Brady Lindsey, an aspiring actor who said the former APA agent touched him inappropriately on two occasions last year shortly after he turned 18.

Actor Cameron Boyce fired Grasham as his agent when news of the allegations first broke, and Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard quit the agency the next day because of the allegations.

A Revered New York Priest Is Named a Predator

Stephen Ryan-Vuotto was 14 and had recently lost his father to lung cancer when a priest in his Greenwich Village parish began inviting him to sleep over at the rectory. His mother was happy, he recalled, because she revered priests.

In particular, she loved the Rev. Robert V. Lott, the man who had befriended her son. He had ministered to the boy’s dying father, and was starting charitable organizations. Before his death in 2002, Father Lott’s reputation grew, as he led an effort to build hundreds of low-income housing units in East Harlem. To this day, an assisted living center, a home health care organization, a community development corporation and a charitable foundation in East Harlem are named for him.

But those nights at the rectory were not innocent. In August, Mr. Ryan-Vuotto was awarded a $500,000 settlement from a compensation program being run by the Archdiocese of New York for sexual abuse by Father Lott. In an interview, Mr. Ryan-Vuotto said he was abused more than 50 times between 1975 and 1985, in acts ranging from fondling to sodomy. But he kept silent, in part because after the abuse ended, he became a priest.

Mr. Ryan-Vuotto, who was known as Father Ryan for nearly 20 years, is one of 181 victims who have been awarded settlements by the New York Archdiocese for sexual abuse by priests or deacons in claims reaching back to the 1950s. 

The deadline for victims to apply is Wednesday.

Mr. Ryan-Vuotto spoke about his abuse on Thursday, and plans to hold a news conference on Monday to encourage more victims to step forward. By going public, he becomes one of only a handful of Roman Catholic priests nationally who have spoken about their own clergy sexual abuse. He is also the first person to name Father Lott as an abuser, forcing a reassessment of a man some called a saint.

“This is not a happy day for me, and I’m not thrilled about it,” said Mr. Ryan-Vuotto, 55, who lives in the Albany area and works at a college convenience store. “But it is something I had to do from the deepest core of my being. If I’m going to be transparent and honest and expect that of others, then I need to do it.”

“I believe, I truly believe,” he added, “that although it is going to sully the name of someone a lot of people look up to, it’s truthful. And in the Bible, it says, the truth will set you free.”

Most victims of childhood sexual abuse in New York State have been unable to sue or file charges against their abusers because the statute of limitations requires that they report the abuse before age 23. Most victims are unable to come forward until they are older because of the trauma, psychologists say.

A group of legislators and victims’ advocates have pushed to relax the statute, but the bill has not passed the state Legislature, in part because of lobbying from Catholic bishops. This year, the bishops began offering an alternative form of justice to those who claimed abuse by their priests.

The New York, Brooklyn, and Rockville Centre dioceses have each begun independent mediation panels, which offer victims monetary settlements for their abuse if they agree to drop further legal action. The Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Programs, as they are formally known, are being administered by Ken Feinberg and Camille S. Biros, the mediation team that also ran the federal Sept. 11 compensation fund.

Of the 328 sex abuse claims already considered, the majority were already known to church officials. The mediators believe none of the claims they have heard were fabricated, Ms. Biros said.

“It’s heart-wrenching, because they are 50 or 60 years old, and still crying when they speak about it,” she said.

The program maintains strict confidentiality, but victims are free to speak about their experiences. Joseph Zwilling, the spokesman for the New York Archdiocese, said stories such as Mr. Ryan-Vuotto’s showed that the program was meeting its goal to “help bring some measure of justice and peace to victim-survivors of abuse.”

“Victim-survivors have consistently said that what they really desire is to be listened to, believed, and to hear ‘I’m sorry,’ and our reconciliation and compensation program is a tangible sign of our desire to seek forgiveness,” he said.

In the New York Archdiocese, mediators considered 146 abuse cases already known to the diocese and 114 new claims. Among the new ones was Mr. Ryan-Vuotto’s. Father Lott was his mentor as he joined the priesthood, and also his family priest, officiating over the marriages of his siblings and the funerals of his grandmothers.

Mr. Ryan-Vuotto said it wasn’t until he entered the seminary in 1987 that he began the process of overcoming what had happened. As part of his therapy, he confronted Father Lott in the early 1990s. Father Lott, who was then pastor of St. Francis de Sales parish in Manhattan, didn’t even look up from his desk, he said. “You know, I always cared very deeply for you, and I never meant to hurt you,” he recalled Father Lott saying.

Mr. Ryan-Vuotto was a priest for 18 years, his last post as pastor of St. Rita’s Church on Staten Island. In 2008, he petitioned for a leave of absence, telling the chancery that he was questioning his vocation because of his own sexual abuse.

After leaving the ministry, he met the man who would become his husband, Michael Vuotto, moved to the Albany area and joined the Episcopal Church. He received no pension, and his priest friends cut ties with him, presumably to avoid association with his gay marriage. He had to start over. “The church was everything to me, he said.

But Father Lott is not the only respected priest whose legacy is being reassessed in recent weeks because victims who received settlements have spoken out. Also named publicly for the first time were:
Monsignor John Harrington, who was the director of family services for New York Catholic Charities before being named the Vicar of Rockland County in 1996, and who died in 2009; 
Monsignor Kevin O’Connell, who was the director of the Catholic Youth Organization in the New York Archdiocese and national chaplain of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, and who died in 1984; and the 
Rev. Herbert D’Argenio, a priest at St. Theresa’s in the Bronx who was known for encouraging young men to join the priesthood, and who died in 1996.

Mitchell Garabedian, the lawyer portrayed in the movie “Spotlight,” represented Mr. Ryan-Vuotto. He called for all posthumous honors to be stripped from Father Lott and the other accused priests.

“The reputation of Father Lott should be reflected to show that he was a pure predator who preyed upon an innocent child by repeatedly sexually abusing that child over the course of years,” he said. “It is not unusual for the Catholic Church to put up buildings in the names of predator priests, and supervisors who allowed predatory activity to take place.”

In East Harlem, the executives of the Lott Community Development Corporation, Lott Residence, Lott Community Home Healthcare, and Lott Foundation were grappling Friday with the news that their namesake had been named a sexual predator.

“The boards and executive leadership of the Lott organizations need time to digest this news and reflect on the question of whether we should rename our organizations,” the organizations said in a statement.

That shouldn't take a lot of time!

East Harlem, NY

Santa Fe prelate voices ‘sadness and shame’
over clerical child sex abuse
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Roman Catholic archbishop of Santa Fe says the archdiocese has received only two allegations of clergy sexual misconduct involving children since 1993, due to the numerous strict measures aimed at preventing further abuse.

Archbishop John C. Wester published an op-ed piece in The Albuquerque Journal on Sunday expressing “sadness and shame over the betrayal of trust” by clergy “who were supposed to love and protect our children,” and for the suffering of abuse survivors.

“I offer my sincere apology on behalf of the Archdiocese to survivors and their families, and my continued commitment to support and assist you on your road to healing and recovery,” Wester wrote.

The op-ed follows the recent release by the archdiocese of a list of 74 clergy credibly accused of abuse, and documents that shed light on how the church allowed three pedophile priests to continue to prey on New Mexico children more than 20 years ago.

Psychological screening and background checks for prospective clergy and other zero-tolerance policies, such as training programs and workshops, are among steps taken that have helped to prevent abuse, Wester wrote in his op-ed.

“Of the 74 names on the Archdiocese’s list of accused clergy, those who are still living have been permanently restricted from public ministry or removed from the priesthood,” he wrote.

Last week, the archdiocese announced a series of panel discussions scheduled from Nov. 7 to Jan. 31 at five parishes around New Mexico. The goal of the panels is “to promote further transparency and healing,” and obtain ideas about how to protect children, he wrote.

The three former archdiocesan priests whose records were among those disclosed are Arthur Perrault, Sabine Griego and Jason Sigler.

“Although their crimes were committed decades ago, it is my hope that the release of these documents to the public will further aid in the healing process for past victims and their families,” Wester wrote.

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