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, 11 December 2017

Women, A Couple of Old Men, & A Disney Exec. on Today's USA PnP List

Disney bigwig charged with child sexual abuse

The Stars are Falling

Jon Heely, director of music publishing at Disney, has been charged with three felony counts of child sexual abuse.

Heely, 58, of Santa Clarita, northeast of Los Angeles, is accused of sexually abusing two underage girls approximately a decade ago. He allegedly victimised the first girl when she was 15. According to the charges, he began abusing the second when she was about 11 years old and continued until she was 15.

In a statement, a Disney spokesman said the company suspended Heely after being informed of the charges.

Heely was arrested on November 16 by deputies from the Santa Clarita station of the LA County Sheriff's Department. Booking records indicate he was later released on US$150,000 bail.

Heely pleaded not guilty at his arraignment at the San Fernando courthouse. He is due back in court on January 10.

The entertainment industry in the US has been rocked by numerous allegations of sexual misbehaviour and assault in recent months. The accusers were recently named Time magazine's people of the year.

Santa Clarita, CA

California man arrested on suspicion of child abuse, molestation

A 34-year-old Turlock resident was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of sexual abuse and molestation of a child under the age of 14.

James Michael Warda is an acquaintance of the young teenage victim, said Lt. Neil Cervenka, a Turlock Police Department spokesman.

The abuse occurred over a period of less than six months, Cervenka said.

Warda faces two felony counts. The first 288.5(a) of the penal code, alleges continuous sexual abuse. It applies to "any person who either resides in the same home with the minor child or has recurring access to the child, who over a period of time, not less than three months in duration, engages in three or more acts of substantial sexual conduct with a child under the age of 14 years at the time of the commission of the offense, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 1203.066, or three or more acts of lewd or lascivious conduct, as defined in Section 288."

The second, 288. (a) in the penal code, applies to "any person who willfully and lewdly commits any lewd or lascivious act (upon) ... a child who is under the age of 14 years."

Warda was in the Stanislaus County Jail on Monday morning, with bail set at $250,000.

Romeoville, Ill Man Charged With
Sexual Abuse Of A Child
By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff

ROMEOVILLE, IL — A 20-year-old Romeoville man faces multiple felony charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under age 13. Andrew I. Ortega, of the 400 block of Laurel Avenue, was booked into the Will County jail on Friday, police said.

His bond is set at $10,000, meaning he would have to post 10 percent, or $1,000, to be released. As of late Monday afternoon, he remained in custody, according to jail records.

Romeoville Police Cmdr. John Ferdinardo said the alleged abuse was reported in June. Following an investigation, Ortega was arrested Dec. 8.

Police must be on Romeoville time. 6 months to investigate?

Ferdinardo said the victim was under age 11 at the time of the abuse. Police did not release any additional information, but said the case remains under investigation.

Ortega is due back in Will County court on Jan. 17, 2018. Earlier this year, in July, he faced charges of leaving the scene of an accident.

Oregon classroom volunteer arrested on
child sex abuse charges
By: Alice Reid

WHITE CITY -- A Medford man is in jail on charges related to the sexual abuse of a kindergarten student in White City. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office issued a news released about the arrest today.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 72-year-old Jerry Duane Lodge on Friday. The Sheriff's Office says Lodge sexually touched a 5-year-old girl while volunteering at Lower Table Rock Elementary School.

Lodge was in the classroom through the Foster Grandparent Program facilitated by Community Volunteer Network, a division of Pacific Retirement Services (PRS). The program places senior volunteers in classrooms throughout the Rogue Valley. Participants must pass a criminal background check.

Detectives say once the abuse allegations surfaced on December 6, officials with Jackson County School District #9 and PRS prevented Lodge from having any further contact with children and cooperated fully with the criminal investigation. Today, school officials are sending a notice to all parents in the child's classroom.

Wow! 5 days and an arrest. Good thing these cops aren't on Romeoville time.

The Sheriff's Office also says during the investigation, detectives learned that Lodge volunteered in classrooms at McLoughlin Middle School and Kids Unlimited in Medford during the 2017 calendar year. No allegations of abuse by Lodge have been reported at those locations.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Jason Penn at (541) 770-8925.

Woman kidnapped with child rescued after mouthing
"help me" at store in Oregon 
Christopher Hahn-Collins  KOIN

SALEM, Ore. — A man authorities say kidnapped a woman and her child, holding them at their home, has been arrested after he took her to a store and she mouthed the words "help me" to several people.

Christopher Hahn-Collins, 25, of Salem, is scheduled for a hearing Monday afternoon at Marion County Circuit Court. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

The sheriff's office said Saturday Hahn-Collins had broken into the woman's home on Friday, and when she and her child returned there, he held them at knifepoint overnight and into Saturday. The unidentified woman convinced Hahn-Collins to take her to the Dick's Sporting Goods store on Saturday afternoon, where she was rescued by deputies who had been called to the scene by people who saw her plead for help.

Detectives say Hahn-Collins and the victims didn't know each other previously. Hahn-Collins was booked into the  Marion County Jail on two counts of first-degree kidnapping, menacing, first-degree burglary, unlawful possession and unlawful use of a weapon, giving false information to police and a parole violation warrant on a previous sex abuse charge.

Principal pleads not guilty to failing to report
child sex abuse
By The Associated Press

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island elementary school principal has pleaded not guilty to a charge of failing to report child abuse.

Colleen Mercurio, principal of Cedar Hill Elementary School in Warwick, pleaded not guilty on Monday to the misdemeanor charge.

Her lawyer, Thomas Gulick, says his client has never been subject to disciplinary action in 15 years as an administrator, and that she always contacted child welfare authorities when required.

Police have said a parent filed a complaint about an alleged incident of student-on-student sexual abuse from November 2016. They say they determined that Mercurio was aware of it but failed to report it to the state Department of Children, Youth and Families within 24 hours.

Fifty-five-year-old Mercurio, of Saunderstown, has been on paid administrative leave since mid-October.

Vermont day care worker, 77, charged after
allegations of child sexual abuse
Associated Press 

A Vermont day care facility worker is facing criminal charges related to alleged sexual abuse at the facility.

State police said Thomas Claffey, 77, was arrested Sunday following an investigation and released on conditions.

Authorities said they received a report last week of abuse that allegedly occurred in 2014 at the St. Johnsbury home day care facility.

The victim told investigators Claffey exposed himself to her twice.

The Associated Press reached Claffey at home and he said he had no comment on the charge.

State police said Claffey helped run the day care and would occasionally supervise the children.

People - do not put your children in the care of male day care workers! Please!

He appeared in Caledonia Superior Court Monday afternoon for arraignment.

Claffey pleaded not guilty to two felony charges of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

A judge set his bail at $2,500.

Police said the investigation was ongoing.

Upstate NY Child sex offender headed to prison

FORT EDWARD, NY — A Hudson Falls man who violated probation on a child sex conviction admitted Friday that he violated probation and is headed to prison for 3 years.

Lawrence "Ox" Loveday, 40, admitted Friday that he did not disclose an email account and social media accounts when registering as a sex offender.

Loveday is on probation for a first-degree sexual abuse conviction that stemmed from an incident in which he fondled a 7-year-old child in 2015. Hudson Falls Police arrested him in September 2016, after the girl disclosed the abuse.

Loveday went to trial in the case last January.

But he got a favorable plea deal during his trial. A juror in the case was found to have had lunch with a court staff member the first two days of proceedings and to have failed to disclose she knew the staffer. A standard question during jury selection is whether a prospective juror knows anyone who works in the court or criminal justice systems.

He was arrested last month for violating probation and is being held in Washington County Jail, pending sentencing later this month. Washington County Judge Kelly McKeighan agreed to impose a 3-year prison term, to be followed by 9 years on parole.

Hudson Falls, NY

Upstate NY man accused of sex abuse of
girl under 11 y/o

WESTMORELAND — A 33-year-old man was charged with having sex with a girl younger than 11-years-old.

State Police Major Philip T. Rougeux and Chief Deputy Joseph Lisi, of the county Child Advocacy Center, said David R. Seelman, of Westmoreland, was charged with first-degree sex abuse, a class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

He was arraigned and sent to county jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or bond. The victim was offered counseling services through the CAC, Lisi said.

The investigation was conducted by State Police Inv. Kelly Myers, who is currently assigned to the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center. The Oneida County Child Advocacy Center is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team that fights child abuse by providing a wide range of services for child victims, while also aggressively pursuing the offenders of the crimes.

Man gets probation, sex offender status in Alabama child sex-abuse case
Jean Cole 
A Madison man first accused of sexually abusing a Limestone County child under age 12 will have to serve two years on probation and register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, an official said today.

Joseph Lindsey Shore Jr., 35, of 8560 U.S. 72 West, pleaded guilty just as jury selection was about to begin this morning in Limestone County Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree sexual abuse.  In exchange, he was sentenced to 365 days in prison, all of which were suspended, and two years on probation, said Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones. Shore will also have to register as a convicted sex offender and pay court costs.

The victim was "very pleased" with the agreement, Jones said.

"We are pleased with the resolution in this case,” he said. “The healing process has already begun, and I know that this brave young lady has a very bright future ahead of her."

Circuit Judge Chadwick Wise will sentence Shore in accordance with the plea agreement.

The case

Shore was first arrested March 7, 2014. The alleged victim told a school official she had been sexually abused by a relative from ages 10 to 15, Limestone County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Capt. Stanley McNatt said at the time.

The school official reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Office, prompting an investigation by the Department of Human Resources and Sheriff's Investigator Leslie Ramsey. During questioning, Shore admitted he had fondled the girl on multiple occasions, McNatt said.

Shore pleaded guilty to the last incidence of abuse, when the girl was older than 12 but under 18, Jones said.

Limestone Co., AL

Iowa day care operator accused of 
child sexual abuse pleads to lesser charge

By STEVE BOHNEL steve.bohnel@globegazette.com  

MASON CITY | A Charles City woman accused of felony sexual abuse while running a day care in Mason City has entered a written Alford plea to a lesser charge of child endangerment.

Tawny Marie Symonds, 31, of Charles City, entered the plea in Cerro Gordo County District Court Monday, asking that the other two charges in the case, assault and felony second-degree sexual abuse, be dropped, according to court documents.

An Alford plea is when a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges the state can likely prove the charge.

According to court documents, if Symonds' Alford plea is accepted, she faces up to five years in prison and a $7,500 fine.

The Globe Gazette previously reported that Symonds was arrested last December after Mason City police investigated her home-run daycare at 696 13th St. S.E.

According to court documents, Symonds allegedly victimized one of the children at her day care, and also violated a Iowa Department of Human Services' safety plan by allowing someone in the home, something she previously agreed to not do.

It's unclear who that person was or why they weren't allowed in the day care.

Wanna bet it was a man? Men and day cares should not be in the same sentence!

Symonds' trial was scheduled to start Monday morning in the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse.

Iowa man pleads not guilty to sexual abuse
of 12-year-old girl
Nick Hytrek  

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa | A Spencer, Iowa, man pleaded not guilty Monday to having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl.

Lawrence Bauer, 28, entered his written plea in Lyon County District Court to nine counts of third-degree sexual abuse, three counts of indecent contact with a child and one count of enticing a child. His trial was scheduled for April 17.

According to court documents, a Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigation beginning Aug. 31 revealed that Bauer talked with the girl for at least a month via cellular devices and on social media. Within a week or two, the conversations became sexual in nature.

In July and August, Bauer met the girl three times. Each time, they went to a rural location where Bauer performed sexual acts with the girl, court documents said.

Ohio Man and Cousin Charged with Molesting 2-Year-Old to Sell Child Porn

A Franklin, Ohio, man with previous child sex offenses on his record was arrested after allegedly convincing his cousin to procure a two-year-old girl for the two to sexually abuse while making a video of the incident to sell to other child porn users, according to police.

Police said when they arrested convict Jason Fletcher, 40, and his cousin, 25-year-old Ciera Richter, they found a large amount of child porn on their electronic devices. Some of the material showed the two restraining a two-year-old girl while Fletcher molested her, according to WXIX, Fox 19, in Cincinnati.

Police also said the pair made the video to sell to other child porn users.

In the video, Richter is allegedly seen holding the child down as Fletcher engaged in the sexual abuse. Richter is reportedly seen trying to soothe the girl with cooing talk as Fletcher did his worst.

The case was launched after Fletcher’s parole officer noticed he was carrying two cell phones and demanded that the contents of the phones be reviewed based on a suspicion that at least one of the devices was being used for unlawful purposes.

In the indictment, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman charged that “Richter provided the toddler to Fletcher with the knowledge that as a consequence of the transfer, the two-year-old would be portrayed in child pornography.”

“Offenses like those alleged here are among the most heinous, and most important, that we prosecute,” Glassman said. “We take seriously our duty and responsibility to keep children safe from those who would prey upon them.”

“If we can protect children against this kind of exploitation, we absolutely have a duty to do it. And I hope that when we bring cases like this, it will protect other children of being abused in the future,” Glassman concluded.

Fletcher has previous convictions for possessing child pornography and for “importuning a minor,” and this new crime is a violation of his parole, according to authorities.

Richter was charged with one count of conspiracy to create child porn and a count of producing child porn. She could face up to 30 years in a federal prison.

Fletcher was charged with similar offenses and faces 35 years to life because of previous convictions. But he was also hit with a charge of selling a child, which by itself carries a sentence of 30 years to life.

Franklin, OH

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