So far in the 21st century nearly a third of a billion children have been sexually abused, most of them multiple times, some thousands of times. 6 out of 7 are girls. Anything you can do to get this message to as many people as possible will help save abused children all over the world, and maybe even some of the abusers. Please read "Save A Child from Sexual Abuse by 3:15 PM" under "First Time Visitor?" May God bless you and anoint this ministry.
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.
Please note: All my writings and comments appear in bold italics in this colour
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
17 Disgusting Stories of Child Sex Abuse on Today's USA PnP List
Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor to accept plea deal
on sexual abuse charges
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor accused of molesting girls at his home and a campus clinic is expected to change his not-guilty plea.
Online court records show a change-of-plea hearing for 54-year-old Dr. Larry Nassar is set for Nov. 22, a week before jury selection was to begin.
Nassar also faces 1st-degree criminal sexual misconduct charges in another county and in July pleaded guilty in federal court in a separate child pornography case. He is scheduled to be sentenced in the child porn case in December.
Messages seeking comment were left Wednesday for the state attorney general's office and one of Nassar's defense attorneys. There is a gag order in the state cases.
Nassar also has been sued by more than 125 women alleging abuse.
Brooklyn teen busted for repeatedly raping pre-teen member of extended family
The pre-teen's therapist notified the NYPD and the Child Abuse Squad launched an investigation
BY CHRISTINA CARREGA ROCCO PARASCANDOLA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
An 18-year-old Brooklyn man raped a pre-teen member of his extended family, authorities said Monday.
Police arrested David Teitelbaum late Sunday and charged him with rape, sex abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child younger than 17.
Teitelbaum, who has no previous arrest record, was arraigned on $15,000 cash bail Monday night.
His defense attorney denied all the allegations, noting that his client has no history of trouble with the law. "He's a full time student," said defense attorney Israel Fried. "And from what I was told, the complaining witness' mom doesn't want to go forward with the charges," he added.
A source familiar with the case also said the victim’s parents had stopped cooperating with police, fearful of the shame the incident will cause the family.
Prosecutors said the accused was 17 at the time of the alleged rape a year ago. The incident occurred during the holidays while the families were visiting, and the adults were asleep.
Prosecutors said Teitelbaum pulled his pants down to expose himself to the girl and then penetrated her.
In another incident, Teitelbaum touched the girl over her skirt, the prosecutor said.
Authorities said the girl told her mother, and then later told a therapist.
The therapist didn't initially report the allegations to police. But when the therapist was told last month that the two families would be getting together again for the holidays, the police were notified.
The girl, whose age and relationship to the victim are being withheld to protect her identity, was attacked inside the suspect’s Williamsburg apartment, sources said. At some point the girl told her mother the suspect had touched her inappropriately, but the family didn't alert the police, sources said.
“The guy rapes their daughter and they’re protecting him — unbelievable” said the source. “I can’t even imagine how angry I’d be if it was my daughter.”
Is it a case of pride and fear of shame coming before the best interests of the daughter? There's a time for not over-reacting, but this is not it!
After the therapist notified the NYPD, the Child Abuse Squad launched an investigation.
Utah man pleads guilty to child sex abuse
By Amy Macavinta
A man accused in two decades-old cases of child sex abuse pleaded guilty Tuesday in 1st District Court after agreeing to a plea deal offered by prosecutors.
Troy Richman of Logan, 51, was charged in September with multiple counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, rape, forcible sexual abuse of a child and exploitation of a minor dating back to 1997 and reportedly continuing through about 2005.
He was arrested Aug. 31 and has been held without bail since that time. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing a month later, and two weeks ago, a new case involving another victim was filed in the court.
Richman was charged with forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony, in that second case.
He pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony. By state law, this crime is punishable by a minimum of 6, 10 or 15 years and up to life in prison, as determined by the judge.
In this case, prosecutors have agreed to the six-year minimum in one case, with sentencing on the second case to be left open for argument.
Richman also pleaded guilty in the most recent count of forcible sexual abuse, leaving him to face an additional 1 to 15 years in prison.
Sentencing is set to take place Dec. 19.
Upstate NY man arrested on sex abuse charges
by Luke Parsnow
CLAYTON, N.Y. — New York State police have arrested a Jefferson County man on multiple sex abuse charges.
Gregory W. Morse, 55, of Clayton, was charged with one count of sexual abuse in the first degree, a class D felony, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors.
According to police, Morse is accused of having sexual contact with a victim less than 13 years old between July 1 and Aug. 31.
The investigation was prompted by a mandatory report from the Thousand Islands Central School District, according to police.
Morse was arraigned in the Town of Clayton court and remanded to the Jefferson County Public Safety Building in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. Jefferson County Child Protection Services and the Jefferson County Child Advocacy Center assisted with the investigation.
Any further information regarding the suspect should be directed to Investigator Adam Swenson at the Alexandria Bay BCI office at 315-482-2080.
Elderly Seattle man not competent in child sex-
images case, but 2 brothers to be prosecuted
By Sara Jean Green
Seattle Times staff reporter
The eldest of three Seattle brothers charged this summer with possessing a massive collection of sexually explicit images of children won’t face criminal charges because of his advanced dementia, though the cases against his younger brothers continue to move forward.
Charles Emery, who turned 83 this past month, was diagnosed with a major neurocognitive disorder and pedophilia and was found incompetent to stand trial, with doctors at Western State Hospital also determining he is at an elevated risk for dangerous behavior, according to the hospital’s forensic-evaluation report filed in King County Superior Court. It is expected the state will seek to have him civilly committed at a mental institution.
Though Charles Emery’s name still appears in the online King County Jail roster, a jail spokesman confirmed Tuesday that he remains at the psychiatric hospital.
Emery and his brothers, Thomas Emery, 80, and Edwin Emery, who turns 79 on Friday, were each charged in August with two counts of second-degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexual conduct.
Thomas and Edwin Emery each remain jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail. Case-setting hearings in their cases were scheduled for Tuesday but have since been continued to later this month, according to prosecutors.
The investigation by the Seattle Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit was touched off when a relative was cleaning out the men’s garage and came across boxes filled with obscene materials, which were turned over to police, according to charges filed in the sex-abuse images case.
The three brothers lived together for more than 50 years in a two-story, Victorian house on Northeast 59th Street that Seattle police say was jampacked with sexually explicit images and videos of young girls, along with girls’ clothing, shoes, toys and handwritten notes about girls being kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed. Some of the materials dated back decades. There was also evidence that indicated the brothers had sexually abused family members, according to the charges.
Sources have previously said the statute of limitations on child molestation had run out long before the brothers came to the attention of Seattle police.
Police also searched the dilapidated Shelton, Mason County, home of their oldest brother, Don Emery, who died late last year at age 85. The search turned up additional sexual images of children, police said at the time.
Searches of the 14-acre property with cadaver dogs, as well searches of the brothers’ Seattle house, did not appear to turn up evidence of homicide(5th story on link).
On Oct. 24, Superior Court Judge Sean O’Donnell signed an order dismissing the charges against Charles Emery, based on the forensic evaluation conducted at Western State, court records show. O’Donnell’s order indicates the state will seek to have Charles Emery civilly committed.
The state Attorney General’s Office is responsible for filing petitions of civil commitment when a criminal defendant is found to be incompetent and the trial court determines it’s unlikely competency will be restored through treatment, according to state law.
His forensic evaluation, which is part of the Superior Court record, provides details about his diagnosis. Because Emery walked out on an interview with a forensic psychologist at Western State, the report is based on a review of jail and medical records, discovery materials in the criminal case and behavioral observations by hospital staff, according to the evaluation.
When he was admitted Sept. 28, Emery was asked if he knew why he was at the hospital — and he responded, “I came here to get my driver’s license renewed,” the report says. During his first evening on the ward, he paced a common area, believing he was at Boeing, where he had worked as a machinist.
The next day, the report says he asked a nurse several times “if we could have a dance for the kids,” saying “he doesn’t care what type of music, ‘I just like to watch them.’ ” Later that night, he discussed using explosives on children, blaming them for getting in the way and explaining only pieces of them would be found, the report says.
Davis County karate instructor jailed for second time for sexual abuse of a minor
BY TAYLOR HARTMAN
CLEARFIELD, Utah – A former karate instructor who was accused of sexually abusing a minor earlier this year was booked again in Davis County Jail Monday afternoon.
According to inmate details from the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, Damian Tyler Fullmer was booked into Davis County Jail, and charged with five counts of Rape of a Child, as well as one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
According to an attorney representing the victim in this case, Fullmer allegedly sexually assaulted the same individual he was jailed for assaulting in April.
Fullmer originally faced six counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of forcible sodomy of a child. He was booked into jail, and later released on a $150,000 bail.
Bail for Fullmer is currently set at $500,000. The attorney representing the victim in this case stated that he will be requesting that Fullmer be held without bail, due to his recidivism and repeated offenses.
A Covington attorney booked last month(11th story on link) on child pornography charges was re-arrested Tuesday (Nov. 14) and now faces 20 additional felony counts of similar internet crimes against children. Victor Loraso, 36, has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish jail, according to Attorney General Jeff Landry's Office.
Loraso on Tuesday was charged with 10 felony counts of possession of sexual abuse images/videos of children under the age of 13, eight felony counts of possession of sexual abuse images/videos of children over 13, but still minor, and two felony counts of distribution of sexual abuse images/videos of children under the age of 13, according to Landry's office.
On Oct. 11, police arrested Loraso and booked him on three counts of child pornography related charges. At the time, Landry said the investigation was ongoing and he asked anyone in the New Orleans or Baton Rouge areas who had information or concerns about the suspect to contact authorities.
Loraso is listed as a partner in a Baton Rouge law firm but resides in Covington, authorities said.
Teen girl who says she was forced into sex act goes to police headquarters to file report
by Emily Baucum, SBG San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - Police arrested a man accused of touching a 14-year-old girl and attempting to force her into a sex act.
Court papers state the teenage victim walked into the San Antonio Police Department's Headquarters last month to report an incident involving Shannon Lewis, 22.
Investigators said the victim claimed Lewis touched her over and under her clothing. She also described one incident in which she claimed Lewis held her face down while trying to force her into a sex act.
The girl went to a hospital for treatment and reported the incident herself to police.
Lewis is now charged with indecency with a child and is being held in the Bexar County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
Culture of Rape?
We took his arrest affidavit to Randy McGibeny, a counselor at ChildSafe who works with abused children. The affidavit goes into graphic detail, and what it describes is all too common in our community. "I could go inside and pull probably 20 forensic interviews just this month alone that would be very similar to this,” McGibeny says.
To protect the girl’s privacy, we won’t tell you how she and the suspect know each other - just that they do. Ninety-three percent of the time, it's going to be an individual known and trusted by the family member,” McGibeny says.
He recognizes the pattern from years of working with children who have been abused. "We wind up having the kids coming in and telling us exactly what has happened to them in graphic detail,” McGibeny says.
He says more than 100 cases a month walk through ChildSafe’s doors, sometimes with videotaped evidence of the crimes. "The cases are worse,” McGibeny says. “We're seeing a lot more severe physical and a lot more severe sexual abuse cases this year."
Because child sex abuse crimes tend to increase during the holiday season, he warns families: if you’re opening your doors over the holidays or traveling to see family, don’t let your guard down.
"Maybe the boyfriend or girlfriend is staying the night. And maybe he's a perpetrator,” McGibeny says. “So being aware when you're going out of town and when you're staying at family member's houses - the individuals who actually have access to children is very, very important."
Missouri woman sentenced to 7 years in prison
in child-sexual-abuse case
Isabella resident Jennifer Engles pleaded guilty by Alford plea to endangering the welfare of a child during a Nov. 9 hearing before Judge Calvin Holden in Greene County in connection with allegations that she was present while her husband, Ernest “Dale” Engles, sexually abused a child younger than 12 between Sept. 1, 2010, and Aug. 31, 2011. Engles was sentenced to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
An additional charge of sexually trafficking a child younger than 12 was dismissed. Engles was represented by public defender John Zimmerman, and the state was represented by Howell County Prosecutor Michael Hutchings.
An Alford plea is a guilty plea where the defendant in a criminal case does not admit the criminal act and asserts innocence but believes there is enough evidence that a jury or judge would convict him or her.
The allegations in the case accuse Engles of having sex with men for money in view of the child, and at the same time, her husband Ernest “Dale” Engles engaged in sexual acts with the child. The alleged acts occurred at the Engles home in Brandsville; therefore, the charges were filed in Howell County before Circuit Judge David Paul Evans. The case was transferred to Greene County on a change of venue motion in February.
Ernest “Dale” Engles was found guilty by a Dent County jury on June 17 of statutory sodomy, two counts of child molestation and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Oregon man accused of using 1-year-old for child porn
The Associated Press
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A Roseburg man has been arrested on charges of using his 1-year-old stepdaughter to make pornographic images that authorities say were uploaded from his address.
The Oregon State Police said Wednesday that 29-year-old Kelly Shane Rice was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on charges of sex abuse, unlawful sexual penetration, encouraging child sex abuse and using a child in the display of sexually explicit conduct.
Rice was arrested Nov. 9 after the OSP and federal authorities searched his home for the source of two pornographic images.
Investigators say they determined a child in the images was Rice’s infant stepdaughter. The investigation by OSP and federal authorities is ongoing.
Virginia man gets 88 years for sexual abuse
BY BEN ORCUTT
A Chesterfield County judge has followed a jury’s recommendation and sentenced a Midlothian man to 88 years in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing his 9-yearold stepson.
Following arguments during the Nov. 6 sentencing hearing, Circuit Court Judge Edward A. Robbins Jr. said no evidence was presented that would compel him to depart from the jury’s recommendation.
The jury of nine women and three men deliberated more than four hours on June 29 following a four-day trial before returning guilty verdicts against James David Watwood, 57, of the 14000 block of Birnam Woods Road.
Watwood was found guilty of six counts of forcible sodomy against a child younger than 13, six counts of object sexual penetration and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child under the age of 15. The jury recommended seven years for each count of forcible sodomy and object sexual penetration, and two years on each count of taking indecent liberties with a child.
The offenses were alleged to have occurred between Aug. 14, 2013, and Jan. 18, 2014, at Watwood’s residence, where the boy’s mother and his younger brother and sister also lived.The victim’s mother had recently married Watwood and moved her family to Watwood’s home in Chesterfield. All three of her children, including the victim, are adopted.
Robbins delayed having the jury deliberate on sentencing upon learning from defense attorney Judd Collier of Glen Allen that Watwood had ingested eight pills of the antidepressant drug Xanax as the verdicts were read. Following treatment at St. Francis Medical Center, Watwood appeared back in court on July 5 for the jury’s sentencing recommendation.
During last weeks formal sentencing, Collier called several character witnesses to testify on Watwood’s behalf. “The court has learned the fabric of this man,” Collier said. “Do we just ignore the first 58 years [Watwood turns 58 in December] of Jim Watwood’s life? We’ve established that this is a good, caring man.”
Collier argued that a 10-year prison sentence would be appropriate.
Conversely, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Kelly Cotting argued that Watwood should serve “every second of that 88 years.” Cotting said the jury heard all of the evidence and determined that an 88-year sentence was appropriate for what she said were “horrible and heinous” offenses.
“Mr. Watwood picked somebody he believed no one would believe,” Cotting added. “He targeted that child on purpose. [The victim] will live with this for the rest of his life.”
The victim, who is now 12, testified at trial that within weeks of his family moving into Watwood’s home, Watwood began abusing him. The boy said Watwood came into his bedroom when the others were sleeping and forced him to engage in sex acts. Watwood told the boy that if he didn’t comply, he’d kill him, the victim told the court.
Watwood and the boy’s mother divorced following a sixth-month marriage and the boy, his mother and his two siblings moved back to Georgia.
The boy’s mother testified that toward the end of the summer of 2015, a store display triggered a flashback in her son, which led to the disclosure of his sexual abuse.
Watwood testified that he never went into the boy’s bedroom at night and that he never sexually abused the boy.
The defense argued that the boy, who had been diagnosed at age 7 with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD – made up the sexual abuse story after being influenced by his mother, who felt scorned by Watwood.
Prior to sentencing, Robbins allowed Watwood about an hour of allocution. “I’m good with God,” Watwood said, reading from a prepared statement. “I did not sexually abuse [the boy].”
Watwood said he regrets that his suicide attempt during trial was unsuccessful. “I attempted to end my life,” Watwood said. “Much to my dismay, I survived the attempt.”
Watwood said the victim made up the allegations against him and called the boy a “psychopath.” “I am innocent,” Watwood said.
Watwood remains incarcerated at Riverside Regional Jail in Prince George County pending post-trial motions set to be heard at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 15.
Volunteer gets 18 years in jail for child sex abuse
at Timonium church
by Bryna Zumer
TIMONIUM, Md. (WBFF) - A Cockeysville church volunteer was sentenced to 18 years in jail for abusing a 4-year-old girl during Sunday Mass at the Church of the Nativity in Timonium.
Terrence Smalls, 27, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor and was sentenced to 25 years with all but 18 suspended, according to a news release from the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office Tuesday. He will be on five years' probation upon his release.
The 4-year-old girl told her mother after a November 2016 church service that Smalls, a volunteer in the daycare room of the church, had abused her in the bathroom, according to the news release.
He encouraged her to go to the bathroom and abused her while the two were alone, according to the investigation.
He has also served as an aide at the play center at Pot Spring Elementary, the Ultimate Play Zone in Cockeysville, the Little Gym of Hunt Valley and as a teacher' aide at Pot Springs Elementary School.
WVa man pleads to first degree sexual abuse
of two young girls
By Wendy Holdren Register-Herald Reporter
A 53-year-old Lester man pleaded Tuesday in Raleigh County Circuit Court to the first degree sexual abuse of two young girls.
Brian Keith Halsey entered the pleas pursuant to Kennedy v. Frasier, meaning he does not admit guilt, but believes he would fare better with a plea than taking his case to trial.
“I don’t want to take a chance of getting more time,” Halsey told Judge H.L. Kirkpatrick III.
Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney Kristen Keller said one of the victims was under the age of 12 when the inappropriate sexual contact occurred. The victim gave a detailed interview about the encounter.
Another victim was approximately 10 years old when she reported the abuse.
“The defendant was known as ‘Uncle Brian’ to the victim,” Keller said. “The state’s evidence is from the victim and collateral sources. At least two times, for sexual gratification, the defendant placed parts of his body on the child’s sex organ.”
Keller said the child reported the incident to a pastor’s wife, who then reported the incident to the child’s parent.
An examination at Charleston Area Medical Center confirmed the child has sustained sexual abuse.
Keller said the victim and her family approved of the plea, as she preferred not having to testify in court.
Halsey was originally charged with five counts of first degree sexual assault and five counts of sexual abuse by a parent, custodian or guardian, but the plea agreement allowed him to plea to the lesser included charges.
Judge Kirkpatrick accepted the plea and proceeded to sentence Halsey to one to five years for each count, to be served consecutively, for a total of two to 10 years in prison.
Another helluva good plea deal for a pervert. Not so good for the children who will still be children when this sicko gets out of jail. That should not be. They deserve the right to grow up without worrying about him anymore. Was there no advocate for the children in that courtroom? Of course not, children are voiceless.
Upon release, Halsey must register for life as a sex offender. He is also subject to 25 years of sexual offender supervision.
Keller had requested 50 years supervision, while Halsey’s attorney, Steve Mancini, argued for 10 years.
Man accused of sexually abusing a minor wants access to victim's confidential records
Trish Mehaffey The Gazette
CEDAR RAPIDS, IO — The lawyer for a man, who is charged with sexually abusing a girl when she was between the ages 5 and 9, asked a judge Wednesday to allow him to look at the girl’s medical, mental health and school records, which are confidential.
Mark Brown, lawyer for Ruben Vega, 53, address unknown, charged with five counts of second-degree sexual abuse, argued the girl and her mother in depositions said the girl had changed schools three or four times and the girl had self-harm issues and has gone through counseling. Brown said the defense should have access to those records because they could be relevant to the case.
A criminal complaint shows the 15-year-old girl told investigators that between August 2006 and August 2010, Vega sexually abused her multiple times. Authorities said the girl’s mother confronted Vega about the allegations.
According to the complaint, Vega told her “I’m a twisted man. I should just turn myself in. Am I going to prison?”
Brown told 6th Judicial District Judge Ian Thornhill that it only made “sense” the girl, who is now 15, would have told someone, such as a counselor, about the alleged abuse. The records could explain why she has those issues.
The records won't explain why she has those issues, she has those issues because she was sexually abused as a child. They are typical symptoms of CSA and serve to confirm that she was abused as a child. Mr. Brown would be very foolish to introduce the survivor's behavior into the trial.
And the very last thing a judge should do is to open a victim's personal files to her predator. That would be absolutely obscene.
First Assistant Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks argued against opening up her records, saying the defense asked the girl in the deposition about her mental health and asked her more than once if she told anyone about Vega sexually abusing her and she said she didn’t.
Maybanks, in his motion, said the background gathered by officials at the St. Luke’s Child’s Protection Center, who interviewed the girl, included a medical report with “potentially pertinent” facts that Brown can access. Maybanks noted that Brown mentioned these facts during the hearing Wednesday.
Maybanks also pointed out in the hearing that Brown may think it makes sense the girl would have told someone about the abuse but that goes against all the studies and research conducted regarding children who are sexually abused. Maybanks included studies in his motion and those cite less than 50 percent of affected children disclose it to others by age 16.
In one of the studies, it states only 8.3 percent of child sexual abuse victims reported the abuse to a professional, according to Maybanks’ motion.
Brown also asked the court to reset the trial, which is set to start Dec. 11 in Linn County District Court. He said he needed more time to have two out of state experts review the girl’s depositions and do additional depositions.
Maybanks said he was prepared to go to trial in December.
Thornhill said he would review the deposition transcripts and provide a written ruling later on the confidential records but said he was granting the defense’s request to delay the trial. It will tentatively be set in late February or early March, he said.
If convicted, Vega faces up to 25 years in prison on each of the five counts of second-degree sexual abuse.
California special-ed teacher, wife plead not guilty to sexual, physical abuse of two girls
By BEATRIZ E. VALENZUELA | email@example.com | San Bernardino Sun
A Colton Joint Unified School District special education teacher and his wife denied Wednesday they physically or sexually abused two female relatives for several years, court records indicate.
Benjamin Franklin Kundert III, 59, of Rialto,is accused of sexually abusing the girls starting in 2004 when they were 6 and 14, according to Rialto police. Kundert pleaded not guilty in West Valley Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga.
His wife, Janet Lynn Kundert, also known as Janet Dodge, was also charged in the case with two counts of child abuse. Records indicate she was in West Valley Superior Court as well Wednesday, along with her lawyer, Geoff Newman, and also denied the charges levied against her. Janet Kundert was not jailed, according to booking and jail records.
The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office charged the couple Tuesday, according to court documents.
The two victims, who are now in their late teens to early 20s, recently came forward and brought the allegations of abuse to Rialto police investigators, according to authorities.
Rialto police Lt. Paul Stella said Kundert was arrested Thursday, Nov. 9, at his Rialto home. His bail was initially set at $350,000, but as of Wednesday, it was increased to $1 million, according to booking records.
The criminal complaint against Benjamin Kundert alleges the sexual abuse began in 2004 and continued until 2010. The complaint alleges Janet Kundert physically abused the girls in 2010.
Authorities do not believe Kundert targeted or victimized any of the children he teaches.
“Benjamin Kundert is an employee of (Colton Joint Unified School District) and has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation,” according to district spokeswoman Katie Orloff. “Currently the investigation does not involve any CJUSD students. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement.”
Officials confirmed he teaches special education, but didn’t say for what school or grade level.
He holds an education specialist instruction credential and is authorized to work with students on the autism spectrum, as well as students with learning disabilities, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, other health impairments and emotional disturbances from grade 1 through age 22, according to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing records. His credential was issued in 2010 and most recently renewed in April.
He also holds a valid crosscultural, language and academic development certificate that authorizes him to teach students who have limited proficiency in English.
Mastic man gets 25-year prison sentence for child sex abuse
By Zachary R. Dowdy
A Mastic man convicted last month of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl for up to five years was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday.
Suffolk County Court Judge Barbara Kahn, who sits in Riverhead, also sentenced Guadencio Chino, 53, to 20 years of post-release supervision.
Chino was convicted of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, first-degree criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child after a trial that began Oct. 10, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said.
Chino was arrested on Nov. 4, 2016, after a pediatrician detected the child’s abuse, officials said.
His attorney, Donald Mates of Bohemia, said Wednesday he is going to immediately appeal Kahn’s sentence as excessive. Mates also said the judge may have erred in not allowing him to question a witness during the trial.
“I was prevented from questioning a complainant,” Mates said. “The judge said I was not allowed to. If the jury had heard this evidence, they could have acquitted my client.”
AG announces four child porn arrests, three in Acadiana
Four men, including an illegal immigrant living in Acadiana, were arrested on nearly 250 counts of possessing child pornography, according to a press release from Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office.
Carey Sollay, 40, of Lafayette, was arrested on 150 counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images and/or Videos of Children (under the age of 13). He was arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail following a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation’s (LBI) Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Louisiana State Police (LSP), the Lafayette Sheriff’s Office, the Iberia Sheriff’s Office, and the Eunice Police Department.
Nikita Hebert, 24, of Eunice, was arrested on 50 counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images and/or Videos of Children (under the age of 13) and 20 counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images and/or Videos of Children (over 13, but still minor). He was arrested and booked into the St. Landry Parish Prison following a joint investigation between the LBI Cyber Crime Unit, HSI, LSP, the St. Landry Sheriff’s Office, the Lafayette Sheriff’s Office, and the Eunice Police Department.
Paul Bojorquez, 35, illegally living in Abbeville, was arrested on five counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images and/or Videos of Children (under the age of 13). He was arrested and booked into the Vermillion Parish Jail following a joint investigation between the LBI Cyber Crime Unit, HSI, the Vermillion Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Ceketric Roberts, 38, of Shreveport, was arrested on 15 counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images and/or Videos of Children (under the age of 13). He was arrested and booked into the Caddo Parish Jail following a joint investigation between the LBI Cyber Crime Unit, HSI, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Bossier City Marshals Office, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Shreveport Police Department.
If anyone has additional information or concerns about the alleged offenders – including information regarding possible victims, please call General Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit at 800-256-4506. Callers do not have to give their names.