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, 11 October 2017

Several Shocking Stories Among 14 on Today's USA PnP List

FBI launches nationwide search for ‘Jane Doe 39’
in child sex abuse investigation
By FOX 12 Staff

The FBI has launched a nationwide search for “Jane Doe 39” in connection with a child sex abuse investigation.

The FBI is asking for the public’s help tracking down the woman, who could be anywhere in the U.S.

The woman was shown in a video with a child that was first noted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in April 2016. 

The FBI stated the unknown woman “may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.”

The woman is Asian, likely between 25 and 35 years old, with long black hair. In the video, she was wearing a white, yellow, blue and red floral dress and could be heard speaking Vietnamese.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or tips.fbi.gov.

The FBI stated no charges have been filed in this case and the woman dubbed Jane Doe 39 is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

23 Women Accuse Former Queens Priest of
Abusing Them as Children

Linda Porcaro, left, a former teacher at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Maspeth, Queens, and Robert Hoatson, an abuse survivor advocate, at a news conference outside the church on Wednesday. Credit Joshua Bright for The New York Times

A former teacher at a Catholic school in Queens who said she had reported the sexual abuse of seven female students by a priest in 1991 now claims that the Diocese of Brooklyn covered it up for more than a decade, allowing more girls to be abused.

The teacher, Linda Porcaro, said on Wednesday that she is coming forward now because the victims, on whose behalf she was speaking, are ready to seek justice. Over the last two months, 23 women who said they were abused by the former priest, Adam Prochaskihave become clients of the lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, who was portrayed in the Oscar-winning film “Spotlight,” about clergy sex abuse. Most of the women’s claims have been referred to the police.

Mr. Prochaski was based at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Maspeth for nearly 25 years. He is accused of abusing the girls between 1972 and 1994, when they were between the ages 5 and 16.

In New York State, no criminal or civil litigation can take place for most child sex abuse crimes after a victim turns 23. But an exception can be made for rape. The New York Police Department was investigating whether any of the recent allegations qualify for prosecution, a spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney’s office said.

Mr. Garabedian said the crimes Mr. Prochaski was accused of ranged from fondling to rape. He has also provided advice on whether the women should apply for compensation through the diocese’s Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, which was established in June. He expects more women will come forward.

He said the women cannot comment themselves because of the pending investigation.

Outside the Queens church, Ms. Porcaro said: “It’s horrible, it’s really horrible. And what kills me is that it could have been stopped. And I don’t know why no one would do it.”

Ms. Porcaro, 63, said that at the end of 1990, seven fifth-graders told her that Father Prochaski was sexually abusing them. Most were Polish immigrants whose families had been brought to America with the help of the priest, to whom they felt beholden.

She said she reported the abuse to the principal, a nun from the Sisters of the Holy Family order. She said the nun laughed and said, “Oh, everybody knows about Father Adam,” she recalled. “And I had tears in my eyes.”

That principal left, and in 1991, Ms. Porcaro reported the abuse to the next principal. This time, she said, the diocese sent people to ask the students questions. But Father Prochaski remained as the administrator of the school and the parish’s pastor.

Carolyn Erstad, a spokeswoman for the diocese, denied on Wednesday that the diocese had received any allegations about Father Prochaski in 1991. She said two women came directly to the diocese in 1994 to report that they were abused as children by him. Separately, a principal and teacher reported that he had abused children. The diocese confronted Father Prochaski and he denied the allegations, she said.

Ms. Erstad said that in October 1994, Father Prochaski resigned, and that in 1995, he wrote a letter cutting all ties with the diocese. He has not served as a priest since.

Ms. Erstad acknowledged that it was not until 2002 that the Brooklyn Diocese notified law enforcement about the allegations. That was the year American bishops passed the Dallas Charter, requiring that dioceses report all allegations of sexual abuse of minors to public authorities. By then, none of the allegations against Mr. Prochaski were within the statute of limitations for prosecution, the spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney said.

Nice work! Some people are going to be very uncomfortable standing before God.

After resigning as pastor, Mr. Prochaski, now 75, moved to Ridgewood, Queens, and married.

Mr. Prochaski did not return a request for comment, and a man leaving his home said he could not comment on the situation.

In June, the Brooklyn Diocese began a program to offer survivors of clergy sexual abuse monetary awards, if they agreed to pursue no further legal action against the diocese. This summer, Mr. Garabedian said, a woman who claimed to be one of Mr. Prochaski’s victims asked him for help in applying.

A Facebook post then circulated, seeking additional victims, and Ms. Porcaro, who remains in touch with many of her former students, reposted it. “My computer went bonkers,” she said. Women she had never met began calling her to ask for guidance. “They thought they were the only ones,” she said.

Since it began, the Brooklyn sex abuse compensation program has received 211 claims and made 76 offers. Sixty settlements have been accepted. The initial deadline for applying for funds is Sunday, but victims who have never previously come forward may apply in a second phase. Mr. Garabedian said settlements have ranged between $100,000 and $500,000.

Conviction of Melvin Lucier for child sex abuse upheld by appeals court

This was one of the worst cases of sex abuse recorded
on this blog since it started in 2013

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld three convictions handed down against a man serving three life sentences for a multitude of sexual abuse offenses that happened in a Davenport mobile home park.

Three additional convictions were affirmed for Melvin Lucier, who was at the center of a sex abuse scandal in the park that resulted in the conviction of nine abusers.

Police arrested Lucier in 2014 when a parent reported possible sexual abuse of his children who lived in the Patriot Mobile Home Park on the city's west side. The complaint stated the three children were two, four and six years old. A total of at least six children were allegedly molested, assaulted, photographed and videotaped by registered sex offenders who lived at the mobile home park.

Lucier, 56, was charged along with nine other men and women.  After two days of deliberation, a jury found Lucier guilty of second-degree sexual abuse, and the verdict was delivered Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Scott County Court.  He was subsequently sentenced to three life sentences.

Others convicted and sentenced noted in a release from Scott County Attorney Mike Walton's office include:

James Faler – 5 counts sexual exploitation of a child (federal case) life sentence plus 50 years, without possibility of parole
Thomas Jenkins – 2 counts sex abuse 2nd - 50 years (two twenty five year sentences, consecutive) (affirmed on appeal)
David Conger – 2 counts failure to comply with sex offender registry, 1 count Theft 2nd - 15 years (three five year sentences consecutive)
Sherry Oats – 5 counts child endangerment - 13 years (a five year and four two year sentences consecutive)
Sarah McConnell – 2 counts child endangerment -10 years (two five year sentences, consecutive)
Jenni Jenkins – 3 counts child endangerment - 6 years (three two year sentences consecutive)
Jessica Epping – 1 count child endangerment - 2 years (probation, later revoked and sentenced imposed)
Andrea Lynn Rodden – 1 count child endangerment -2 years’ incarceration

2 Rapides Parish men facing child pornography charges
Melissa Gregory

Two Rapides Parish men have been charged with child pornography offenses, according to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office.

Gabriel Dean Gunter, 35, of Lecompte, and Michael Wayne Tipton, 57, of Alexandria, remain in the Rapides Parish Detention Center on Wednesday after their arrests by the AG's Cyber Crime and Fugitive Apprehension units.

The office is asking the public to contact the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation at 800-256-4506 "if they have any information or concerns about Gunter and/or Tipton," reads the release.

Gunter, of 100 Bill Gunter Road, was arrested on two warrants. The first was for three counts of possession of sexual abuse images/videos of children under 13. According to Rapides Parish booking records, that warrant was from the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office.

The second warrant was for five counts of possession of sexual abuse images/videos of children under 13 and one count of possession of sexual abuse images/videos of children older than 13 but still minors.

Tipton, of the 1800 block of Gilbert Street, was charged with five counts of possession of sexual abuse images/videos of children under 13 and one count of distribution of sexual abuse images/videos of children under 13.

The investigations also included Homeland Security Investigations and Louisiana State Police.

In the release, AG Jeff Landry said his office would continue to work to take child predators off the street. "We will continue doing all we legally can to bring to justice those who expose and exploit our state's vulnerable children."

Main Line Commissioner Arrested on
Child Porn Charges

Prosecutors say Radnor Township Board of Commissioners president Philip Ahr surrendered to authorities at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. He’s been charged with distributing images depicting infants engaged in sexual acts with adults.

The Delaware County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that it was investigating Ahr late last month, when detectives with the county’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a search warrant at the 66-year-old’s Radnor home. At the time, officials did not state the reason for the probe.

Ahr, who joined the Radnor board in January 2016, has been charged with child pornography possession and dissemination, sexual abuse of children, and criminal use of communication facility – all felonies of the third degree.

Philly.com reports that Ahr served as parish council president at Our Mother of Good Counsel in Bryn Mawr, according to a biography on his township website, which has since been removed.

Ahr was scheduled to be arraigned before Magisterial District Judge David H. Lang on Wednesday afternoon.

School Board now outraged by claim that third
graders had blame in sexual abuse case
Scott Travis

For a dozen years, the Palm Beach County School District insisted that four third grade girls bore the responsibility for allowing their teacher to molest them in 2005.

In court documents, the district said the children were old enough to know better than to listen to their teacher when he told them to fondle him.

That defense, made in response to a lawsuit from the girls’ families, has at least two Palm Beach County School Board members expressing outrage on Wednesday.

“I don't think a child can ever consent to being sexually abused,” said School Board member Frank Barbieri, whose district includes Coral Sunset Elementary west of Boca, where the molestations took place. “The School Board never authorized such a defense.”

But in 12 years they failed to stop such a defense! That's authorization in my book.

Blake Sinrod was arrested in 2005. 

School Board member Erica Whitfield said she was told by district officials that the defense was a mistake. The contention that the victims were responsible “is not how I personally feel and I don't think that’s how the board feels.” she said.

It took 12 years for the district to decide whether it bore any responsibility in the child abuse case involving Blake Sinrod, a third grade teacher at Coral Sunset Elementary, west of Boca Raton. He pleaded guilty to molesting two of the children in 2006.

The district is now poised to pay $3.6 million to settle the lawsuit.

The defense was drafted by an outside law firm, not by district staff or School Board members, said Dale Friedman, an attorney with the Hollywood firm Conroy Simberg, which has worked on the case since 2006.

The defense centered on the contention the children were “old enough to appreciate the consequences of their actions,” the court documents stated.

That line of defense has been included since the lawsuit was first filed, Friedman said. “We have never blamed these girls or given the appearance of holding the girls responsible for what their teacher did,’ she said. She said the defense is called “comparative negligence,” and it’s used in court filings before all the facts are known.

In other words - it's the girls fault!

In February, after another brief in the case was filed, the school district hired a forensic psychologist to examine the victims. He concluded the former students, who are now adults, were telling the truth, Friedman said.

She said the lawyers would have recommended withdrawing this particular defense had the case gone to trial. The settlement is one of the school district’s largest.

School police investigated Sinrod in 2005, when one of the girls told her mother that the teacher had fondled her during a reading group. The girl said he touched her under her clothing and instructed her to touch his private area over his clothing, according to a police report.

The three other girls painted similar pictures to police. They described Sinrold inappropriately touching them during a reading group or classroom movie. Some of the girls said they gave him neck rubs, and some said Sinrod instructed them to place their hand on his genital area outside his clothes, according to a police report.

The parents of the four children filed a civil suit in 2006. Their lawyer at the time, Charles Bechert, said then that the parents believed Sinrod targeted the children because they were immigrants whose parents may not have known how to report crimes to authorities.

Sinrod was fired in 2006 and his teaching license was revoked in 2008.

The case has gone through several amendments and appeals since then. The School Board is expected to approve the $3.6 million settlement on Oct. 18. The amount was negotiated during mediation, said Marc Wites, their current lawyer.

Sinrod could not be reached for comment.

“I would say the girls and their families are relieved that this case is over,” Wites said. “Although they will be unhappy this case is in the news again, they hope the publication of the story will put parents and teachers and students on alert. One would think a school would be place where children could be safe but unforgettably that’s not always the case.”

One would think so, but in 2013 another law suit was filed against the same school by parents of a child who was sexually abused several times by other children.

School police determined there was enough evidence to charge Sinrod in all four cases, although the State Attorney’s Office disagreed and pursued only allegations involving two of the girls. Sinrod pleaded guilty to the child abuse charges but adjudication was withheld after he met conditions of his probation, according to court records.

As part of its defense against the lawsuit, the district argued that Sinrod’s actions were “unknown and beyond the foresight of reasonably prudent persons.”

However, the parents’ lawsuit says another parent had complained to a Coral Sunset assistant principal in 2003 about a similar incident involving a second-grade girl. The assistant principal told those parents that Sinrod was a “highly recommended teacher” and that their daughter must be lying, the parents alleged in court filings.

The parents of that child moved away from Florida and didn't pursue criminal charges or a lawsuit until 2010. Their case was dismissed after courts ruled the statute of limitations had passed.

Lawyers for the four girls in the 2005 case argued that the school district failed to investigate or take proper action against Sinrod when the 2003 allegations surfaced.

Bill 642 false hope for Md. childhood
sexual assault survivors

False hope, or sheer cynicism? Whatever it is,
it's another slap in the face for child sex abuse survivors
Joanne Suder

At first glance, the newly enacted Maryland law that extends the statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse from age 25 to age 38 appears to offer hope to individuals who, for any number of reasons, are psychologically unable or unwilling to seek a remedy for the horrors they experienced as children until they are well into adulthood.

That’s not how it worked out, however, and at the very least this law delivers false hope. House Bill 642 instead dealt a stealthy and significant win to the Archdiocese of Baltimore — and any other employer that has allowed perpetrators under their purview to persist in terrorizing children.

Here’s why. Although the law extends the statute of limitations from age 25 to 38, it adds an onerous requirement: Victims older than 25 who sue a rapist’s employer must now meet the notoriously difficult-to-prove gross negligence standard. Before this law, a sexual-abuse victim had to demonstrate ordinary negligence by the employer. What the new law means is that older victims suing potentially culpable employers, such as the Archdiocese of Baltimore in the priest-rape cases, must prove that the employer was acting with thoughtless disregard for the consequences without the exertion of any effort to avoid them.

Therefore, schools or camps or other organizations that purport to care for children, but allow abuse under their noses, can get off the hook and avoid compensating victims because proving gross negligence is just too hard. Maryland's courts describe this standard as “an amorphous concept, resistant to precise definition.” Unfortunately, Maryland court history is riddled with cases stating that even the most egregious conduct that meets the negligence standard would not pass the gross negligence test.

Take, for example, the case in which an EMT declared a person dead and did not provide treatment, when the individual was in fact alive — and the court failed to find gross negligence (McCoy v. Hatmaker, in 2000).

In short, while it appears that sexual-abuse victims can receive compensation from a court of law, the increase in the standard of proof all but insulates the Archdiocese of Baltimore from the responsibility that it has toward the many adults it failed to protect as children from pedophiles. Even though Archbishop William Lori has pledged to stand “for the victims,” his commitment and any justice that he might support on the victims' behalf are undermined utterly by what is akin to a “Bill of Spiritual Darkness” in terms of its effect on victims.

Further exacerbating matters, the new law only applies to childhood sexual-abuse victims who reach the age of 25 after Oct. 1, 2017. That means that any victim who was age 25 or older before Oct. 1 now cannot bring suit at all because the law as written is not retroactive.

This punitive outcome from legislation that was clearly mischaracterized as rendering only a benefit to victims is unacceptable and it should be changed during the next session of the Maryland General Assembly. One way to right this wrong would be to take the high road — an approach that has worked next door in Delaware. That state lifted the statute of limitations on lawsuits for two years for victims of pediatric sexual abuse, giving them an open window to bring suit no matter how old the incidents and regardless of the reason that the victim failed to file before. Such an approach came at no cost to taxpayers, and it helped ensure that pedophiles were identified and possibly prevented from causing harm to other children.

That decent solution, in concert with reinstating ordinary negligence as the normal criteria for burden of proof, would actually help, not potentially further hurt, victims of child sexual abuse.

Former Madison policeman sentenced to 35 years in prison for sexually abusing children
By Ashley Remkus 

A former Madison policeman was sentenced this morning to spend 35 years in prison and a lifetime on the sex offender registry for molesting child relatives.

William "Woody" Watson, a 59-year-old former cop, was convicted in Limestone County earlier this year of multiple counts of sexual abuse. He was sentenced today by Circuit Judge Robert Baker.

"We are very pleased with the outcome of this sentencing," said District Attorney Brian Jones. "We think it send a clear message that we will not tolerate this kind of behavior in Limestone County. We also hope it gives the victims closure and helps them to move on with the rest of their lives," Jones continued."

At trial, testimony showed Watson has sexually abused several family members when they were children, according to prosecutors.

"It was like he thought because he clothed and put a roof over their heads that he could do whatever he wanted," Jones said. Another family member revealed sexual abuse by Watson while on the witness stand.

The judge also declared Watson to be a sexually violent predator, meaning he will face additional penalties after being released from prison, including probation and GPS monitoring for at least 10 years.

Watson initially was arrested in August 2012 when the Limestone County Sheriff's Office was notified of abuse allegations. Watson was indicted on 17 charges the following year. The charges included sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and abuse of a child between 12 and 16 years old.

Lawyer for Brooklyn teacher accused of sexually abusing 16-year-old student says he’s an extortion plot victim

A Brooklyn high school teacher charged with sexually abusing a student may be the victim of an extortion plot, his defense lawyer claims.

Mervyn Affoon, 52, is accused of groping and later having sex with a 16-year-old boy since February in his apartment and at the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Erasmus High School.

"The complaining witness in this case was asking for money repeatedly for his little brother, for dance classes,” defense attorney Andrew Stoll told Judge Lorna McAllister at Affoon’s criminal court arraignment Tuesday night.

“A fellow student suggested that he could make a lot of money through a lawsuit, and that's when these allegations were made," Stoll asserted.

Police sources say that Affoon gave the boy money for food after each of their encounters, about $400 total.

Stoll’s allegations have “outraged” the boy’s family, their attorney, Scott Rynecki, told the Daily News on Wednesday. “They intend to fully cooperate with law enforcement to see that Mr. Affoon is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for his heinous act,” he said.

The teen, who was not legally old enough to consent, told his parents on Oct. 8 about the alleged abuse, prosecutors said.

Affoon is charged with criminal sex act, forcible touching, sex abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual misconduct charges. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted of the top charge.

Affoon, a 12-year veteran with the Department of Education, will not be allowed around students and has been given a new assignment performing administrative duties in a central Education Department office, said department spokesman Michael Aciman.

"These disturbing allegations have absolutely no place in our schools and represent behavior that violates the trust of students and families,"Aciman said.

Joe Biden Announces "Anti-Abuse Program"
By: Jayne Ann Bugda 

WARMINSTER - Former Vice President Joe Biden announces a new program to train medical staff to help prevent, recognize and react to child sexual abuse.

The new Pennsylvania Partnership is between the Beau Biden Foundation and Doylestown Healthcare.
Biden says the move is essential because child sexual abuse is a leading health risk to children.

"It's a program to help train folks to recognize abuse, see the signs of it and act and that's a testament to Doylestown Health's belief in preventative measures. Preventative measures matter. And you don't just treat illness you advocate for health and you advocate for health and well-being and your community." the former Vice President explained.

The Beau Biden Foundation has also made similar partnerships in Delaware where it's helped more than 27,000 adults prevent child abuse.

Man jailed for bond violation in child sex abuse case
Graham Milldrum Daily News 
An Effingham County judge on Wednesday ordered a traveling dance instructor charged with sexually abusing an underage girl back to jail because he violated conditions of bond.

Charles Young, now 33, of Springfield, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, and criminal sexual assault from a position of supervision of a child between the ages of 13 and 17, a Class 1 felony. He is charged with sexually abusing an underage girl he met while working as a traveling dance instructor in Effingham in August of 2011.

One of Young's bond conditions is no contact with anyone under the age of 18, excepting his daughter.

The central issue in the hearing on Wednesday was a visit Young made to a Springfield elementary school shortly after the beginning of school. Young is a videographer and was filming a township board member who was distributing backpacks and school supplies.

Vadim Glozman, Young's attorney, argued that Young had done everything he could do to ensure children were not present. The fact there are two different start dates for schools in the Springfield system only confused matters, Glozman said.

When Young realized school had started and children were present, he sought to conclude the job as soon as possible and leave, Glozman said.

Young was thoroughly admonished by Judge Amanda Ade-Harlow to avoid all minors, said Assistant State's Attorney Ian Warren. "Five weeks later he goes to a grade school with a video camera," Warren said.

Go to admit, the optics are poor!

Judge Allan Lolie said he didn't think that Young was a threat during his time at the elementary school. However, Young violated what Ade-Harlow thoroughly explained, Lolie said.

"There was no room in her admonition for misunderstanding," Lolie said. She said everything at least three times, Lolie said. "She said the same word five times in different languages," Lolie said, referring to Ade-Harlow's statement that Young was to have no contact with people under the age of 18.

And if it was unintentional, Ade-Harlow had warned Young was expected to leave immediately. Lolie found that Young had clearly violated that directive by remaining at the school.

Lolie raised Young's bond to its original $50,000 amount. That means Young and his family will have to raise an additional $2,500 to secure his release.

The judge did not agree to Warren's request to order Young held without bond until the trial begins. Young is due for a pretrial conference at 1 p.m. on Nov. 16. Trial is set for Nov. 27.

Morton man faces ‘mandatory life’ sentence
on child sex charges
By Michael Smothers 
GateHouse Media Illinois

PEKIN — Life in prison awaits a Morton man if he’s convicted of sexually assaulting at least two pre-teen girls, including a 6-year-old.

Andrew Albee, 35, was told that when he was charged Wednesday in Tazewell County court with seven counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and one of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, in all cases involving a victim younger than age 13.

One of his alleged victims told investigators she saw Albee “commit sexual abuse on several other children,” according to a prosecutor’s court affidavit.

The affidavit also cites, without detail, a previous sex-related conviction against Albee, while Peoria County records note that he was jailed but not officially charged two years ago in another sexual abuse investigation.

The affidavit cites one girl’s story that Albee assaulted her between July 2016, when she was 6, until last Thursday, when she revealed his alleged actions. A second girl also told police that Albee sexually touched her in that time span, the affidavit stated.

A Tazewell County prosecutor revealed in court Wednesday that Albee faces “mandatory life” in prison if convicted of the case’s Class X felonies and was preparing to leave for Florida when he was arrested Monday.

Circuit Judge Steven Kouri set Albee’s bond at $500,000 pending his next court appearance Nov. 9.

Man who violated child sex offender law by
playing Santa Claus pleads guilty
Amanda Marrazzo
Chicago Tribune

A convicted child sex offender admitted Wednesday that he violated probation last December when he played Santa Claus at a party attended by children.

Taylor Blaul, 33, of Crystal Lake, pleaded guilty in 2015 to aggravated criminal sexual abuse after authorities said he abused a boy on four occasions over the course of several months, including once at a water park in Woodstock.

Blaul was sentenced to four months in jail and three years probation. As part of his conviction in McHenry County, he also was required to register as a sex offender.

Good grief! 1 month for each incidence of child sex abuse. 

Then last December, he was charged with a new felony offense after authorities said he played Santa Claus at a Christmas party at Animal House Shelter in Huntley.

Officials said the act violated laws prohibiting child sex offenders from being in the presence of children under some circumstances.

At the time of his earlier arrest, Blaul was working as a clinical director for Direct Counseling Inc. in Woodstock. He was described on the company's website as a certified drug and alcohol counselor and a drug and alcohol risk educator and evaluator. His name was removed from the company’s website shortly after he was charged.

Now he's a certified pervert!

Authorities said his victim was not someone he had counseled through the company. 

Blaul now faces up to three years in jail or probation when he is sentenced Dec. 6.

The person who answered the phone at the animal shelter Wednesday afternoon said there was currently no one on staff with information about how Blaul was tapped to play Santa Claus at the party.

55-year old man arrested for sexual abuse
charges involving a child
By WIFR Newsroom
FREEPORT, Ill. – A 55-year old man is arrested for sexual abuse of a child in Freeport.

55-year old Arnold Yenney was arrested on October 11, 2017 for sexual abuse charges involving a child he received in July of 2017. After the warrant for his arrest was issued, he was arrested at his home without incident.

Yenney is charged with aggravated sexual abuse, criminal sexual abuse, and criminal exploitation of a child under the age of 13. His bond is set at $800,000.

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