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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
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Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Movie Star, Priest, Evangelist Lead Today's USA PnP List
Alabama youth evangelist indicted on
child sex crime chargesBy Robert Rhoden email@example.com,
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A youth evangelist in Alabama has been indicted on child sex abuse charges on which he was arrested last month, AL.com reported Tuesday (May 8).
A grand jury in Jefferson County charged Acton Bowen, founder of Acton Bowen Outreach Ministries, on felony charges of second-degree sodomy and enticing a child to enter a vehicle or house for immoral purposes, the story said. Police said the alleged victim was a boy who was over age 12 and under 16.
Bowen has denied any wrongdoing.
His website, which is no longer available for viewing, had identified him as president and founder of Acton Bowen Outreach. His bio said he served for 12 years in a local church, led a citywide student Bible study in Gadsden and was also the host of xlroads TV, a worldwide broadcast viewed weekly by millions of teens and adults in every city in America and over 170 countries around the world.
Another Alabama Man Is Charged With Child Sex Abuse
An Alabama man is arrested on charges of child sex abuse after he turned himself in.
The arrest of 43 year old Clifford Earl Williams stems from an investigation into the sexual abuse of a child that was reported to police on August 10th, 2015.
Williams of Dadeville was indicted by a grand jury on the felony charge of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years of age.
Williams was transported to the lee county jail. Bond is set at 50-thousand dollars.
Oklahoma man charged with child sexual
abuse - thinks it's funny
By Ryan Miller
LONGDALE — A Blaine County man was charged last Thursday with child sexual abuse.
Longdale resident Michael Wayne Sherwood, 66, faces four felony counts of child sexual abuse, according to court documents filed in Blaine County. Each felony is punishable by up to life in prison and/or a fine of $500 to $5,000. If convicted, Sherwood would be required to serve a minimum 85 percent of the sentence prior to becoming eligible for parole.
On April 26, Blaine County Sheriff's Office Deputy Don Browning was dispatched to Canton Police Department for a possible molestation report, according to an affidavit filed in the case. Browning met with other officers, and a woman who said Sherwood "touched" one girl and possibly another, both now adults, while they were minor children.
One of the victims told Browning she was raped by Sherwood from the age of 11 until about two years ago, and stated "the suspect would threaten to kill himself if she refused to have sex with him and later threatened to hurt her if she refused his advances," according to the affidavit.
In a later interview, the other victim told law enforcement she was raped in various ways by Sherwood when she was 11 years old until November last year, according to the affidavit. The woman told law enforcement she was coming forward now because she didn't want the same thing to happen to other girls.
Sherwood told officers he didn't have sex with the victims, but "he stated that he only performed oral sex on the victims and (then) laughed," according to the affidavit. Sherwood also told law enforcement he knew what he did was wrong, but that he thought he would never get caught, and then Sherwood reportedly laughed again.
After further questioning, Sherwood admitted to still having items he used to rape the girls; that he used to keep clothing belonging to one victim but did no longer; and that he used to have photos and/or videos of the victims having sex but that he'd deleted everything, according to the affidavit.
Once permission was given from Sherwood, law enforcement found pornography, girls underwear, sex toys, written correspondence between Sherwood and the victims, and a small blue bottle with unknown contents which Sherwood described as containing a girl's feces, according to the affidavit. Also discovered was a photo of a shirtless 8-year-old girl on Sherwood's phone.
Sherwood was taken to Blaine County Jail. Online court records show Sherwood made an initial appearance 1 p.m. May 3, and is due for another court appearance 1 p.m. May 16. Bond was set at $100,000, and Sherwood was ordered to have no contact with the victims, according to the affidavit.
Tom Sizemore sued for molesting 11 y/o girl
on 2003 movie set
Tom Sizemore inappropriately touched an 11-year-old child actress who was working with him on a film in 2003, and it caused lifelong damage ... according to a new lawsuit.
Sizemore is being sued in Utah by Kiersten Pyke, who claims Sizemore groped her on set when she was 11 years old during production of the movie "Born Killers" -- in which they were both starring. The suit alleges Sizemore touched the girl underneath her underwear during a scene, and placed his finger in her private parts. This allegedly happened in the presence of about 20 people, including the girl's mother.
The lawsuit goes on to claim the woman suffered irreparable damage as a result of the alleged incident -- including mental, psychological, and emotional problems, substance addictions, PTSD, emotional instability ... and lots of other problems.
According to the complaint, Sizemore was initially removed from the project after the allegation surfaced at the time -- but the alleged victim claims he was ultimately brought back to finish the movie ... and that she was the one who ended up getting the ax.
The woman is seeking at least $3 million in damages. Sizemore denied the allegation last year when it first became public. We've reached out to his camp for comment on this latest development ... so far, no word back.
Born Killers was filmed in Salt Lake City and Magna, Utah
Pa. Catholic priest sexually abused at least two boys,
made one say confession, AG says
Claudia Lauer, Associated Press
A Roman Catholic priest was arrested and charged Tuesday with sexually abusing at least two boys during his four decades in the Erie, Pennsylvania, diocese, and making one of them say confession after the alleged assaults.
State Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the arrest of the 64-year-old Rev. David Poulson, of Oil City, as part of a statewide grand jury investigation. According to court records, Poulson is facing at least eight charges, including indecent assault and child endangerment for incidents dating to 2002.
Court records did not list an attorney for Poulson, and a phone call to a number listed for him was not answered Tuesday. Poulson was being held Tuesday on $300,000 cash bail. He faces a maximum of 64 years, if convicted, and $135,000 in fines.
Prosecutors said Poulson resigned from the diocese in February after a phone call was received a month earlier from an military chaplain in Fort Hood, Texas, saying a 23-year-old had disclosed he was abused by Poulson starting when he was 8 years old.
Poulson allegedly abused one of his victims in multiple church rectories more than 20 times while he served as an altar boy. Poulson would then require the boy to make confession to him and confess the sexual assault to receive absolution.
"This was the ultimate betrayal and manipulation by Poulson — he used the tools of the priesthood to further his abuse," Shapiro wrote in a release about the charges.
The allegations also state Poulson took that victim and another boy at separate times to a secluded hunting camp without electricity or running water, where he would watch horror movies with them on his laptop then assault them.
Prosecutors said the Erie Diocese had received complaints about what they say were Poulson's "sexual predator tendencies" as far back as 2010, but did not report him to law enforcement until the grand jury issued a subpoena in September 2016.
The diocese produced a May 24, 2010, "secret memorandum" that showed leaders had received complaints about Poulson's inappropriate contact with minors. The attorney general's office release said the memo contained an admission from Poulson that he was "aroused" by a boy and shared sexually suggestive texts with other boys.
The diocese, "did nothing to stop this abuse. They did nothing throughout those years until very recently to alert law enforcement. They did nothing to alert other parishioners, especially parishioners who had young children," Shapiro said at a news conference Tuesday.
Shapiro said the abuse and cover-up largely occurred under a previous bishop's tenure.
And is name is.....
Last month, the diocese released a list of priests and lay people who it had received credible accusations against over several decades. Poulson's name was on that list.
This is good, but how about a list of Bishops who enabled or covered-up pedophile priests abuses?
Shapiro said nine other possible victims spoke to the grand jury, but a criminal statute of limitations prevented the office from filing charges. He called on the governor and state legislature to abolish the statute of limitation on child sexual assaults.
The statewide investigative grand jury looking into the response to clergy abuse in six of the state's eight Roman Catholic dioceses began in 2016, shortly after a comprehensive grand jury report on the Altoona-Johnstown diocese was released. That report included a description of canon law dictating that criminal allegations against priests be kept under lock and key accessible to only the bishop.
The statewide grand jury was scheduled to end its term on April 30. Shapiro would not discuss Tuesday when a final report would come out or whether more charges in the other dioceses might be possible.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's office released one of the most comprehensive and earliest of such grand jury reports on the Philadelphia diocese in 2005 and revisited concerns about priest abuse in a second grand jury report in 2011.
Pennsylvania man arrested for
child sexual abuse of 9 y/o girl
By: Myles Snyder
EAST PETERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - A Lancaster County man is accused of having sexual contact with a 9-year-old girl.
John R. Simson, 65, of East Petersburg, is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and corruption of minors.
Manheim Township police accuse Simson of having sexual contact with the girl from March 2017 to April 2018, when she disclosed the abuse to a mandated reporter.
Simson was interviewed by detectives and admitted to the crimes, police said.
He was released from custody after posting $50,000 bail.
Upstate NY man charged with child sex abuse
Canandaigua Police Department arrested 55-year-old William R. Palmer of Canandaigua, for Forcible Touching and Sex Abuse in the Second Degree involving a child.
It is alleged that on May 2, while on South Main St., Palmer inappropriately touched a 13-year-old child.
Palmer was taken to the Ontario County Jail for an arraignment.