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
Thursday, 29 March 2018
4 Churches - 3 in Texas, Teachers and Coaches Lead the USA PnP List Today
Man found guilty of sexual abuse of a 9 y/o girl in Iowa
MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) An Iowa City man has been found guilty on a charge of sexual abuse in a case involving a 9 -year-old girl.
According to the Muscatine County Attorney, 40-year-old Carlos Augusto Ramirez Lopez was found guilty of 2nd degree sexual abuse on Wed., March 28, 2018.
The incident occurred in September, 2011 and was investigated by the West Liberty Police Department. During the trial, evidence was presented that Ramirez Lopez performed a sex act against the girl.
He now faces a mandatory sentence not to exceed 25 years. He will be required to serve 17.5 years of the sentence before being eligible for parole. Once released, he will be on lifetime supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender.
Sentencing is set for May 4, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.
Texas girl raped repeatedly before first grade
BY DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.
A Fort Worth man was sentenced on Thursday to 65 years in prison for having sex with a 6-year-old Parker County girl at least 20 times when she was in kindergarten and first grade.
Separately, Micheal Moose duct-taped a 9-year-old Tarrant County girl's mouth and threatened to kill her if she told anyone they had had oral sex and intercourse, a Parker County prosecutor said.
A Parker County jury convicted Moose, 49, on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a young child and indecency with a child. Judge Graham Quisenberry sentenced Moose to 20 years on the indecency charge, and that will be served concurrently with the 65 year sentence.
"There is no parole for continuous sexual abuse of a young child under Texas law," Parker County Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain said in a news release. "Therefore Mr. Moose will not be released from prison until he is 113 years old."
The 6-year-old who is now 14 made an outcry in 2016. The girl told a friend after she and her classmates went through a Worth the Wait sexual education class in 6th grade. The friend told the school resource officer and an investigation began.
Moose repeatedly denied to Weatherford police that he molested the girl, but he told investigators he used methamphetamine, had suffered a brain injury, suffered from memory loss and was scared he did molest the victim.
"The interview with the defendant was critical to the case because while Mr. Moose denied committing the offense, he also left the door open to the possibility that he did," said Parker County Assistant District Attorney Susan Pruett, who tried the case with prosecutor Abby Placke.
The Tarrant County girl, who is now 24, told jurors that Moose had sex with her when she was 9 years old. She reported it in Tarrant County, but Moose was not arrested.
"The fact that there were multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Mr. Moose was a big factor in proving he was sexually interested in children, in particular, the victim in our case," Placke said.
Father and son in Dallas-area church face
child sex assault charges
BY DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.
DALLAS - The bus director for a Mesquite church was custody Sunday after being arrested on a charge of sexually assaulting a child, according to jail and church records.
Online records indicates Larry Allen Winn, 65, is the father of, Steven Aaron Winn, who was arrested last month on three counts of sexual assault of a child in Dallas County.
Both are members of Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite.
Larry Allen Winn was booked in the Dallas County Jail Saturday, facing a charge of sexual assault of a child, according to Dallas County jail records. He remained in jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Mesquite police declined to comment Sunday on the case against the father, saying the investigation continued.
The bus ministry sends out buses every Sunday morning for people needing rides to attend worship at he church.
Steven Aaron Winn, 33, who was a volunteer and worked with the youths, is accused in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl while he worked at the Mesquite church, police have said.
Mesquite began their investigation of Steven Aaron Winn on Feb. 18 after receiving a tip about a possible sexual assault involving a teenage girl who was a student at the church's school.
Steven Aaron Winn of Crandall was arrested Feb. 22. He was also being held on Kaufman County warrants accusing him of sexual assault of a child, according to jail records. Steven Aaron Win remained in the Dallas County Jail Sunday in lieu of $375,000 bail.
The Mesquite church had to deal with rape accusations in 2011. Then-pastor Matt Jarrell was arrested in May 2011 and accused of raping a woman near Charleston, W. Va.
He was found hanging in his cell and died before emergency responders could take him to the hospital.
Dallas-area church instructor admits to sexually assaulting 4 children ages 2-6
By Fernando Ramirez
McKinney police say a 22-year-old man sexually assaulted four children between the ages of 2 and 6 while working as a church instructor.
Noel Anderson was arrested last Friday by the McKinney Police Department on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Police said Anderson admitted to the crimes, which spanned the last seven years during his time as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Pre-K teacher at south Abilene church arrested
on child sex crime charges
by Jamie Burch & Maria Aguilera
ABILENE, Texas -- An Abilene man with a history of working with kids has been arrested on child sex crime and child porn charges.
Benjamin Russell Roberts, 24, is charged with indecency with a child and possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $150,000 on each charge.
Roberts was arrested Wednesday after police served a warrant in a north Abilene home. Roberts “admitted to and was found to be in possession of child pornography,” according to the arrest report.
Abilene police said they had info that an unknown person downloaded child pornography from July 19 through Sept. 26, 2017. The investigation began on Feb 27. On Wednesday, the cyber crimes division was able to identify Roberts as the person who was downloading child porn at his residence. Police said he lived at a community outreach home.
Police seized several devices -- a Dell laptop, two iPhone 4s, a Samsung Galaxy, Sony USB -- which contained child pornography. They also found "one pair of children's underwear," said Sgt. Lynn Beard. No children lived at the home.
Beard said Roberts admitted "to inappropriately touching a child under 12 years old last year."
According to police, Roberts has worked at least three places where he was in contact with children, including the Wylie Baptist Church's Child Development Center, Southern Hills Church of Christ daycare and the Beltway Park Church youth program.
Sex offender charged in 2006 Florida rape
after processing of rape-kit backlog
By Tarik Minor - Anchor, I-TEAM reporter, Frank Powers - Assignment manager
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 12-year-old Jacksonville rape case has finally produced an arrest.
Mikel McClusky, a 48-year-old registered sex offender, was just released from prison March 23, and brought to the Duval County jail on two counts of sexual assault stemming from a 2006 cold case.
It's another arrest resulting from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement processing the backlog of rape kits.
According to the arrest warrant, McClusky was driving in Arlington, picked up a woman and the two went to a vacant home, where they drank and smoked marijuana. The warrant states he forced himself on her and then dropped her off at a convenience store.
The DNA evidence from the 2006 rape came back last year, and that’s when the state attorney’s office put a hold on McClusky, so he wouldn’t be set free.
The News4Jax I-TEAM learned he has a 1997 conviction in Nebraska for child molesting. He was also arrested in 1999 on a charge of lewd and lascivious battery on a victim between the aged 12 to 15.
McClusky also served six years in prison for a 2012 conviction for lewd and lascivious battery.
The state attorney's office has filed a petition under the Jimmy Ryce Act to have him declared a sexually violent predator.
In the petition, the state attorney’s office says, McClusky “suffers from a mental abnormality and/or personality disorder which makes him likely to engage in acts of sexual violence if not confined in a secure facility for long-term care, control and treatment.”
If granted by a judge, it would mean McClusky would be placed in civil confinement under the constant supervision of the Florida Department of Children and Families. McClusky is being held on $500,000 bond on the 2006 rape charges.
People who have endured sexual abuse themselves said seeing cold cases being solved is liberating. "You are forever a victim," Sue Ellen Eldridge said. "No one wants to feel that way."
Eldridge told the I-TEAM on Thursday that she knows what it's like to be violated, and watch the person who committed that act walk away a free man. "I have a past of sexual abuse and assault, and there are people still out there (who) will never get caught for something like this. It's good," she said.
The state Department of Law Enforcement began processing the rape kits when a backlog was discovered in 2016. As of January, the FDLE has completed 6,161 rape kits, of which 1,461 of the kits produced a positive DNA match. Its goal is to process 8,600 rape kits by 2019.
Two Decatur coaches arrested for grooming
and soliciting students
TONY REID Herald & Review
DECATUR — Friends of the 14-year-old student police said was the victim of indecent solicitation by a Decatur high school basketball coach said she called the 26-year-old man her “boyfriend,” a sworn affidavit reveals.
The police affidavit describes the girl as saying Eisenhower High School freshman girls coach Dylan W. Nunn had talked of having sex with her and asked her to go to a basketball game in Chicago with him. Nunn worked at Hope Academy and also coached the eighth-grade girls basketball team last season.
Friends of the girl said Nunn, who is also a school district security guard, would “get upset” when he saw her talking to other boys, the affidavit said.
“The 14-year-old stated she has had conversations with Dylan about having sex with him but denied actually having sex with Dylan,” detective Chris Hale said in the affidavit. He said the girl said she had been talking to Nunn for several months and had “sent him a photo of herself in her underwear in the past,” Hale said. The girl told him she had spoken to Nunn on March 23 and Nunn had told her to “get his name out of this,” Hale said.
These are the second set of child sex-related charges involving a coach at Eisenhower High School in as many weeks. Nunn, arrested Wednesday afternoon after he agreed to come to police headquarters for an interview, denied having an inappropriate relationship with the girl, according to Hale.
“Dylan was shown the Snapchat messages recovered from the 14-year-old. I asked Dylan to explain the good night messages with heart eye and heart emoji,” said Hale. “Dylan stated it was a joke. I asked Dylan if he had conversations about having sex with the 14-year-old. Dylan denied that happened. Dylan stated the 14-year-old just has a crush on him. I asked Dylan for his phone to verify what he was telling me. Dyland stated it was not necessary.”
Nunn was booked on preliminary charges of indecent solicitation and “grooming,” which is using electronic communications to “seduce, solicit, lure or entice” a child to commit a sex offense. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State’s Attorney's Office.
Nunn’s arrest followed a similar case involving a 14-year-old girl and Eisenhower softball coach Matthew E. Krause, 26. Krause, who is also a teaching assistant at French Academy elementary school, was arrested there on Friday on preliminary charges of indecent solicitation of a child and the sexual exploitation of a child. Krause was also the eighth-grade girls basketball coach at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
Hale, described as a school resource officer, was the arresting officer in that case as well. Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland said Thursday he could not comment on any similarities between the two cases or whether they were linked. He did confirm investigations were continuing.
Nunn remained in the Macon County Jail on Thursday in lieu of $100,000 bond. If he makes bail, he is ordered to stay away from “any school” and to have no contact with the girl or with “any minor under 18 years of age,” according to court documents.
Krause is free on $150,000 bond.
Man gets 31 years to life in prison for sexually abusing 2 California girls, impregnating one
PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- A man has been sentenced to 31 years to life in state prison for sexually abusing two Palmdale sisters, ages 9 and 11, one of whom became pregnant.
Jerardo Garcia Sierra, 28, pleaded no contest last month to one count each of lewd act upon a child and sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child 10 years or younger. As a result of that plea, Garcia will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.
Following the sexual abuse, one of the victims became pregnant, but the baby died shortly after birth, according to evidence presented at the preliminary hearing.
Sierra, who had access to the two girls through a family member, began the abuse in May 2013. The district attorney's office said Sierra continued to abuse the younger victim through August 2016.
Alabama man charged with child sex abuse
Posted By: Patrick Ary
An Athens man is in jail awaiting a bond hearing on a child sex abuse charge.
Jonathan Dakota Norwood, 23, was arrested Monday for sexual abuse of a child under 12.
Limestone County Sheriff's Office deputies said they received a report Monday of a possible sexual assault at Athens-Limestone Hospital.
Investigators said Norwood is a relative of the owner of the trailer park in Elkmont where the child lives with his family.
He is being held in the Limestone County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.
Alabama murder suspect charged with
child sexual abuse
Melissa Brown, Montgomery Advertiser
A suspect out on bond in a 2017 murder case was arrested again this week on charges of child sexual abuse.
Wendell Givens is charged with first-degree sodomy and sexual abuse of a child. Court records indicate the victim is a 10-year-old girl.
Givens is currently in custody on a total of $90,000 in bond.
Givens was charged last year with capital murder in the shooting death of 27-year-old Leeandre Lockley at a gas station on Carter Hill Road.
The district attorney's office on Monday filed a motion to revoke Givens' bond for the murder charge, according to court records, which was granted Thursday.
"The defendant has shown that he is a continued menace to society and has committed numerous offenses while on bond," the motion states.
Givens is accused of fatally shooting Lockley while Lockley sat inside his car at the gas station on April 5. The shooting was captured by the store's surveillance system at the time. Lockley later died from his injuries at Baptist Medical Center South. Montgomery Police Department arrested Givens days later.
Though Givens was initially held in custody with no bond, a district judge in June 2017 set a bond at $350,000 with stipulations that he comply with a curfew and random drug tests. Givens bonded out in August.
Alabama youth pastor arrested for
child sex abuse and sodomy
Westwood Baptist Church, Birmingham, was rocked earlier this month when Cody Stutts, the church’s part-time youth minister, was arrested on child sex abuse and sodomy charges.
The allegations were not made by anyone at Westwood Baptist. Stutts is no longer employed at the church.
The felony charges against Stutts are sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years of age and second-degree sodomy, according to news reports. Stutts was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $40,000 bond.
Church leaders have asked for prayers for all involved.
Woman jailed for inappropriately touching
young boy in Alabama
By Carol Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org
A 40-year-old Birmingham woman was arrested in Shelby County Wednesday after police say she made inappropriate sexual advances toward a young boy.
Helena police announced the arrest of Charlotte Moore. A release from the department said officers responded to the 2900 block of Dublin Drive on a report of sexual abuse.
Once on the scene, they were told a white female had approached a boy under the age of 12 and touched him inappropriately while talking with him. Police began looking for the white female described and found Moore, who matched the description given by the victim.
Moore was arrested for sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 and placed in Helena City Jail to await transport to Shelby County Jail. No additional details were released.
Fargo man charged with sex act with child, abuse
By Forum staff
FARGO - A Fargo man faces charges for engaging in a sexual act with a girl under the age of 15 and child abuse, according to documents filed Thursday, March 29, in Cass County District Court.
Lansana Solo Sah, 33, is charged with Class AA felony gross sexual imposition with a child under the age of 15 and Class C felony child abuse, court documents show.
The offenses are alleged to have occurred between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 5, 2017, the documents said.
Married Teachers Accused of Sexual Abuse of Student in Pennsylvania
SCRANTON, Pa. -- Husband and wife, both teachers, are both facing charges for the sexual abuse of a student.
The two teachers from Lackawanna County were arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges of institutional sexual assault for the alleged abuse of a teenage girl. The two teachers are husband and wife.
Ruth and Nick Baggetta are both teachers -- Ruth, a music teacher at Lakeland High School and the school's band director, Nick teaches at Fell Charter School near Carbondale.
Both are facing charges for the abuse of the same girl, starting when she was 16 years old.
Earlier this month a student, now 18 years old, came forward with allegations against Ruth and Nick Baggetta of Greenfield Township.
According to arrest papers, her story starts back when she was 16 and the Baggettas were engaged to be married. The girl confided in Mr. Baggetta about problems at home and they began a friendship that later turned sexual.
That relationship, she says, was supported by Ruth Baggetta who allegedly told her husband to "get it out of his system" before the couple married.
Both were arraigned on charges of institutional sexual assault, because of their jobs as teachers. They're also charged with corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children. Ruth is also charged with failure to report child abuse because she allegedly knew about her husband's relationship with the girl but said nothing.
The girl told investigators that Ruth Baggetta was more than aware she often spent Friday nights with the couple, sometimes sleeping in their bed with them.
On one occasion, the girl said, Ruth Baggetta said she bribed her husband by telling him he could have sex with both of them.
Ruth Baggetta is suspended from her job at Lakeland. The district solicitor saying in a statement:
"Ruth Baggetta was suspended from her employment with the school district immediately after the allegations were brought to the district's attention. The district is taking appropriate action to convert the suspension to indefinite and unpaid."
Both Baggettas were arraigned and released on $100,000 bail. They're due back in court next week.