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
Monday, 20 November 2017
Charlie Rose, Father, 2 Foster Dads, 2 Youth Workers Lead Today's USA PnP List
'Operation Kidsafe' nets 9 suspects on
online sex corruption charges
by KATU Staff
Booking photos for (top, left to right) Shawn Michael Richardson, Patrick Anthony Douglas Lovato, David Hunter Duvall, Nathan Kevin Jump, Douglas Scott Hewitt (bottom, left to right) Kyle Gregory Johnson, Mahoney McKeon, Ryan Christopher Vanderzanden, and Vincent Gregory Rundo.
Courtesy the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Nine people were arrested over the weekend during an undercover law enforcement sting operation to stop child sex trafficking, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Undercover detectives working “Operation Kidsafe” posed as children under 14 years old online. After contact with the suspects, they set up meetings in Clackamas County Nov. 17-19.
Rather than meeting with a child, the sheriff’s office said, they were “greeted by law enforcement professionals.”
43-year-old Shawn Michael Richardson on a charge of online sex corruption of a child. His bail is set at $20,000.
25-year-old Patrick Anthony Douglas Lovato on two counts of online sex corruption of a child, and encouraging child sex abuse II. His bail is set at $60,000.
38-year-old David Hunter Duvall on charges of luring a minor and online sex corruption of a child. His bail is set at $30,000.
21-year-old Nathan Kevin Jump on a charge of online sexual corruption of a child. His bail is set at $20,000.
66-year-old Douglas Scott Hewitt on a charge of online sexual corruption of a child. His bail is set at $20,000.
41-year-old Kyle Gregory Johnson on charges of luring a minor and online sex corruption of a child. His bail is set at $30,000.
45-yer-old Mahoney McKeon on two counts of online sex corruption of a child. His bail is set at $40,000.
49-year-old Ryan Christopher Vanderzanden on charges of luring a minor and online sex corruption of a child. His bail is set at $30,000.
46-year-old Vincent Gregory Rundo on charges of luring a minor and online sex corruption of a child. His bail is set at $30,000.
Operation Kidsafe was carried out by the Inter-agency Child Exploitation Prevention Team, or INTERCEPT.
It involved The Clackamas and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Offices, Washington State Highway Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, Oregon State Police, Oregon City Police, the Clackamas County DA’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Oregon.
CBS suspends Charlie Rose, PBS halts show amid sexual misconduct allegations
The Stars are Falling - Charlie Rose
Washington Post reports that 8 women made accusations against the veteran broadcasterThe Associated Press
PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose's interview program and CBS News suspended him following the Washington Post's report of eight women who accused the veteran newsman of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behaviour.
The head of communications for Bloomberg News said on Twitter that the company is "deeply disturbed to learn of these allegations and are immediately suspending the show from airing on Bloomberg TV."
The women, three of whom spoke on the record in the deeply reported story, accused Rose of groping them, walking naked in front of them and relating an erotic dream.
Rose told the Post that he was "deeply embarrassed" and apologized for his behaviour.
In a statement posted to Twitter on Monday, Rose said he has "behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe all of these accusations are accurate."
"I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken."
Rose's PBS show features his in-depth interviews with newsmakers. The 75-year-old journalist is one of three hosts of CBS This Morning and is also a contributor to 60 Minutes.
Group sues LDS Church, bishop and other members for allowing alleged sexual abuse
BY TAYLOR HARTMAN
BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. – Several John Doe and Jane Doe complainants filed a lawsuit against the LDS Church, and several stake leaders Monday, saying they knowingly allowed an individual who had a history of sexual abuse near underage children.
According to a complaint filed with the Circuit Court of Berkeley County, twelve plaintiffs were suing for damages caused to them from sexual abuse while they were minors by Michael Jensen.
Jensen was sentenced to 35-75 years in prison in 2013 for first-degree sexual assault, after he allegedly abused several minors, while in a position of leadership and counsel to young church members.
The complaint logged numerous situations in which Jensen was put in a position of trust, and then allegedly sexually abused children. One victim was said to be four-years-old, when Jensen locked her in a room, and forced her to touch him inappropriately. Another victim was allegedly a two-year-old boy, who had “abrasions or burns” on his upper thighs and genitals after being babysat by Jensen.
According to those suing the church, Jensen’s parents, who were leaders at the stake, and other members knowingly put Jensen in a position of trust, despite having knowledge of past abuse.
File photo: LDS temple in Salt Lake City
The complaint stated:
“The Church was repeatedly put on notice and/or had knowledge of Michael Jensen’s predatory acts. In 2007, before the abuses of the minor children suing herein, the Stake High Council held a meeting where Michael Jensen’s sexual abuses of his younger sibling and another minor child were discussed. Also in 2007, the mother of a victim (party in this case), who was four years old when abused, told Michael Jensen’s mother, the Church’s local Relief Society President, and Michael Jensen’s father, a Stake High Council member, that she was concerned that Michael had done something to harm their daughter while he babysat her.”
The complaint said that instead of reporting alleged sexual assault to authorities, the Hedgesville Ward of the Martinsburg Stake “did the opposite.”
It called church leaders “negligent,” in allowing Jensen to provide babysitting services, and live with members who had underage children.
Complainants are seeking for compensation to be paid.
The report stated:
“Punitive damages, in addition to compensatory damages, are not only warranted in these circumstances, but also are necessary to send a message to this institution and its agents that abusing young children is not acceptable, that compliance with secular laws requiring that sex abuse be reported to the authorities is mandatory, and that the Church’s self-interest cannot be elevated over the needs of young children and this State’s compelling interest that its laws prohibiting and protecting against sex abuse be followed.”
Jensen is currently serving his sentence in the West Virginia penitentiary, followed by 50 years of probation.
Teenage girl killed in stabbing had alleged sex abuse against father
Questions arise about how CPS handled investigation
By Ricardo Torres-Cortez
Las Vegas Police officers and a crime scene analyst are shown near an apartment after a fatal stabbing at Budget Suites in the 8400 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. STEVE MARCUS
Clark County Child Protective Services personnel searching for two children after a failed Sunday night murder-suicide attempt involving their parents found a girl fatally stabbed and her brother with life-threatening injuries Monday morning in a south valley long-term rental hotel, according to Metro Police.
Investigators believe the attack on the children, who they say was perpetrated by their father, occurred at least 15 hours before it was discovered, Metro homicide unit Lt. Dan McGrath said.
The 15-year-old boy, who was stabbed multiple times and suffered a fractured skull, is in “bad shape” at University Medical Center, said McGrath Monday afternoon from outside the Budget Suites in the 8400 block of Las Vegas Boulevard South, where police were called to about 11:15 Monday morning. “It’s a miracle that that child lived and is still alive.”
The 13-year-old girl, who earlier this month made allegations of sexual abuse against her father, suffered a mortal stab wound to her chest, said McGrath, theorizing that her injuries had not been survivable.
CPS and Metro were investigating the sexual abuse allegations. The father on Monday evening was identified as Marcus Maddox, 30.
McGrath on Monday afternoon said via online broadcast: "I can tell you that we have a lot of questions on how this was handled between CPS and the follow-up investigation."
That's because Metro officers investigating Sunday were searching for the girl and knew of two addresses but not the correct one.
“We didn’t have this address (Sunday night),” McGrath said. "But apparently CPS had this address, so I don’t know if there was miscommunication, but they tried to locate the child on the crime report for the sexual abuse."
And it wasn't until Monday morning that the CPS case worker responding to a notification of Sunday's incident conducted a welfare check on the third floor of the long-term hotel and found a bloody scene when a property manager opened the unit, McGrath said.
The investigation was launched about 6 p.m. Sunday when officers and medics responded to a call from Maddox to the Siegel Suites, another long-term rental hotel, 5230 E. Craig Road, police said.
There they found a woman suffering from blunt force trauma to her head and Maddox, who'd she separated from about three weeks ago, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, McGrath said. Both are in critical condition at UMC and unable to speak with investigators.
That room was rented sometime Sunday and registered to the couple, McGrath said. The Las Vegas Boulevard location also was rented under both names.
Detectives continued to try to piece together the series of events on what exactly transpired, McGrath said. They are trying to determine what time the children were stabbed and if their mother was kidnapped by Maddox before he struck her on the head with an unknown object.
They also are trying to find a motive for the attacks and killing. The girl, through her school, on Nov. 9 had made sexual abuse allegations against Maddox, which were handled with authorities, McGrath said.
In an interview with investigators, Maddox denied the allegations and verbally agreed to a no-contact, noncourt-mandated order with the children through CPS while the probe concluded, McGrath said. That investigation was ongoing and there wasn't enough evidence to arrest him then, he added.
Maddox and the woman, who was identified as being about 30 years old, had split about three weeks ago and Maddox had moved away, McGrath said. Maddox has a history of violence, which previously landed him in prison.
It's not clear “if it’s the breakup that led him to this level of violence or something about the allegation,” McGrath said. “It’s a very disturbing case obviously for everyone involved.”
Maddox was booked in absentia at the Clark County Detention Center on one count of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, mayhem with a deadly weapon and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm, discharging a gun in a building and unlawful gun possession for Sunday’s murder-suicide attempt, police said.
He will purportedly face additional charges in connection to the killing of his daughter and attempted murder of his son.
Police want anyone with information on the family’s whereabouts in the days leading up to the violent incidents to contact Metro detectives at 702-828-3521 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppesrofnv.com.
Former youth pastor pleads guilty to
child sexual abuse charges
KENTON COUNTY, KY (FOX19) – A former youth pastor and school volunteer will spend at least 17 years behind bars after admitting guilt on charges of sexual abuse and sodomy of a minor.
Joseph Niemeyer, 56, worked with youth at the Banklick Baptist Church in Walton until he was arrested in February 2016. He also volunteered at Twenhofel Middle School.
On Monday, Niemeyer pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count first-degree sodomy, all against a girl younger than 12.
Under the plea agreement, Niemeyer will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He could spend up to 20 years in jail and must serve 17 years before being parole eligible, according to Kenton County Prosecutor Rob Sanders.
Niemeyer and his wife worked as youth pastors at the church, according to Tim Cochran, pastor at New Banklick.
"This is a pretty big deal. It's like a kick in the gut,” Cochran told FOX19 NOW in 2016. “He was my friend. I'm shocked really. Never in a million years would I have guessed anything like this."
Sanders said Niemeyer will appear in court again for a sentencing hearing.
Junction City foster parent accused of sexually
abusing foster child, 10
‘I feel brave,’ girl tells herself after reporting abuse
By Chelsea Deffenbacher
Oregon State Police troopers are looking for a Junction City man accused of sexually abusing a foster child in his care, according to a search warrant affidavit filed last week in Lane County Circuit Court.
Joe Albert Raygosa, 45, and his family, including his wife and three biological children, abruptly moved from their rental home on Pine Court in Junction City last month after Eugene police questioned him about the sexual abuse allegations made by one of two former foster children.
Raygosa had refused to talk to Eugene detectives in October, according to the affidavit, and police have not been able to reach him, his wife or their adult son since, because their phone numbers all have been disconnected.
A neighbor told police that she saw the family pack up and leave one early morning in late October.
The property manager told police that Raygosa called and left a message Nov. 6, and said the family had to leave for an emergency and did not know if they would be back. On the message, Raygosa allegedly told the property manager to keep his security deposit and apologized for the late notice.
The family left behind many of their belongings, the affidavit states. State police Sgt. Kaipo Raiser confirmed Monday that state troopers have taken over the investigation.
The abuse allegedly occurred between July 2016 and July 2017, when the two foster children were placed into another foster home for an unrelated reason. It was then that the foster child, a 10-year-old girl, confided in her new foster family about the alleged abuse.
The girl said Raygosa had touched her inappropriately and forced her to perform sexual acts and watch pornography on his cellphone, the affidavit states. The girl said Raygosa told her to blame the abuse on her biological father.
The girl was interviewed at Kids’ First Center and confided in an interviewer about each of the incidents that allegedly occurred with Raygosa, in which she said he would sometimes bribe her with candy. Raygosa told her to keep the abuse a secret, the affidavit states.
The affidavit, written by Eugene police detective Ben Hall, states that Raygosa is believed to have committed the crimes of first-degree rape, first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.
A warrant has not yet been issued for his arrest.
At the end of the girl’s Kids’ First interview, the child was briefly left alone in the interview room. It was then, according to the affidavit, the little girl whispered to herself, “I feel brave.”
You are brave, Sweetie! You are courageous!
Another former foster parent accused of sexual abuse
of teen in his care
By DENEEN SMITH
A former Kenosha County, Wisconsin foster parent was charged Monday with sexually assaulting a teenager in his care more than two decades ago, and investigators said additional foster children may have been victimized.
Gary M. Reed, 65, of Manitowoc, was charged with repeated sexual assault of a child. According to the criminal complaint, Reed lived in Twin Lakes and Randall during the time the assaults allegedly occurred.
The criminal complaint states the investigation into Reed began when a now 37-year-old man contacted a detective with the Twin Lakes Police Department, telling the detective he had been sexually assaulted when he was a foster child in the village about 23 years ago. Detectives from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department joined the investigation on Nov. 16.
According to the complaint, the 37-year-old man told detectives he had been in the foster care system and was sent to live with Reed when he was about 13 years old. He lived with Reed until he was about 17½ years old. During that time, according to the complaint, the former foster child told the detective he had been sexually assaulted by Reed many times. “(He) reports that the assaults occurred two to four times a week the entire time he lived with (Reed).”
A second former foster child, now 33, also told police he was assaulted by Reed, but has yet to make a formal statement, according to the criminal complaint. The second former foster child “speculated that approximately 22 other foster children may have been sexually assaulted by the defendant, indicating that the defendant had favorites and gave his ‘favorites’ special privileges and would tell them that he was their last chance in life,” the complaint states.
The now 37-year-old who originally came forward with the accusations said that Reed would tell him that his home was the last place he could stay “and if he didn’t, he would end up in a halfway house or other terrible place.” He would threaten to call his social worker if he did not perform sexual acts, the complaint states. He also said that Reed would bribe him with wine and marijuana.
The Twin Lakes detective “assisted” the former foster child in making a recorded phone call with Reed, according to the complaint. During that call, the complaint states, Reed admitted that he engaged in a sexual relationship with the former foster child.
Assistant District Attorney James Kraus said that if convicted, given Reed’s age, “he is facing perhaps spending the rest of his natural life in prison.”
At Reed’s initial appearance in court Monday, defense attorney Larisa Benitez-Morgan said Reed is disabled, lives on Social Security and has no criminal history.
Information on Reed’s history as a foster parent in Kenosha County was unavailable Monday. Reed’s bond was set at $100,000.
Indiana man arrested for years of child sex abuse
By: Chris Essex
CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A Clay County man has been arrested on child sex charges.
Deputies from the Clay County Sheriff's Department say they started investigating Harley Wilson III earlier this month.
Police say they received a tip that Wilson was involved in possible sexual abuse of two female juveniles.
Over the course of the investigation, police allege the abuse started back in 2012.
Wilson was arrested and is facing multiple child molesting and sexual misconduct with a minor charges.
First child sex abuse lawsuit against Dennis Hastert dismissed
Disgraced former House Speaker Dennis Hastert scored a victory in Kendall County Circuit Court Monday, as a judge threw out a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed Hastert sexually abused him when he was a child, in approximately 1973 or 74.
The case was one of two Hastert has faced since leaving prison last summer. He is still named in a civil suit brought by his original accuser, “James Doe,” who is demanding the balance of $3.5 million he says Hastert promised him to guarantee his silence. It was that accuser who revealed Hastert’s secret past, leading to the once-powerful House Speaker’s political downfall.
In the case dismissed Monday, an accuser identified in court documents only as “Richard Doe,” claimed Hastert molested him at Kendall County’s old Game Farm when Doe was nine or ten years old. But Judge Robert Pilmer ruled Monday that the statute of limitations had long since expired on any such allegation.
“This individual Richard Doe, when he turned 18, was not aware of his claims at the time,” Doe’s attorney Kristi Browne said after court. “Shortly after he turned 18, within that first two years, he approached the prosecutor in Kendall County, Mr. Ingemunson, tried to report the claim or crime, and Mr. Ingemunson made misrepresentations to him which discouraged him from filing that claim.”
Browne said that Ingemunson told Doe that if he filed a complaint, he would be prosecuted or sued. Ingemunson has previously told NBC 5 he has no recollection of any such conversation.
“I’ve never met him,” Ingemunson said. “He’s never been in my office.”
The former State’s Attorney said he had confirmed that a former assistant in the office, Jean Fletcher, did recall meeting the man, but “I never knew what it was.”
Browne says she is weighing all options for her client, including an appeal or a motion for the judge to reconsider his ruling. That matter is set for Feb. 23.
“We have named the Yorkville school district, not as a defendant, but as a respondent for discovery purposes, and we believe we should be allowed to go forward with that discovery to investigate the possibility of bringing additional claims against additional defendants,” Browne said in a statement. “Illinois has joined 36 other states and the federal government in eliminating the statute of limitations for claims of childhood sexual abuse, which will allow much greater latitude for victims of such abuse to come forward, a process that can take years and even decades to be able to discuss and appreciate what happened.”
“That change, however, only applies to claims that were not already barred by prior law at the time this change was made effective, January 1, 2014,” she added “It was an important and necessary change that unfortunately came too late for victims like Richard Doe.”
Kendall Co., Ill