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

Friday, 6 July 2018

Protest Leader, Fire Marshall, 2 School Administrators Lead Today's USA PnP List

Portland protest leader Micah Rhodes avoids prison
for child sex abuse, again
By Aimee Green agreen@oregonian.com
The Oregonian/OregonLive

For the second time in recent weeks, Portland protest leader Micah Isaiah Rhodes stood before an Oregon judge ready to go to prison for having sexual contact with an underage teen.

And for the second time, an Oregon judge agreed to veer from state sentencing recommendations and give Rhodes five years of probation.

Multnomah County Circuit Judge Jerry Hodson on Monday said he wouldn’t send Rhodes to prison for two to 2 ½ years because he believes Rhodes earnestly is trying to change despite the prosecution's arguments to the contrary.

“I can tell that you’re sincere and I can tell that you’ve grown a lot over the last couple of years,” Hodson said as Rhodes wiped away tears. Rhodes was 20 and 21 at the time of his crimes, in 2014 and 2015.

In March, Rhodes pleaded guilty to two counts of felony second-degree sexual abuse for at least twice having sexual contact with a 17-year-old boy. Investigators say Rhodes met the boy on a gay dating app, and the contact happened in Gresham and Troutdale.

Days earlier, a Washington County jury had found Rhodes guilty of second-degree sexual abuse of a 17-year-old girl. A defense memo said the contact happened after the girl went to watch a movie with Rhodes at his mother's house. 

Oregon law says it's a crime for an adult to have sexual contact with a minor if there are three or more years in age difference between the two.

Age of consent laws vary from state to state, with most states allowing 16- or 17- year-olds to have sexual contact with adults. Oregon is one of about a dozen states that sets the age of consent at 18. Washington state sets the age at 16.

Rhodes, now 24, was a leader of the protest group Portland’s Resistance, which rose to prominence after Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016. The group helped organize day after day of marches and rallies against Trump.

Before then, Rhodes was part of Portland’s activist scene and a familiar face at Portland City Council meetings. In 2016, he helped stage a camp-out in front of then-Mayor Charlie Hales’ home.

Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Bumjoon Park said his office often seeks probation for defendants found guilty of the same crimes as Rhodes, but he argued that Rhodes should go to prison for about two years.

He cited Rhodes' history of sexually victimizing children, his unwillingness to follow rules and his inability to change even after attending sex offender treatment programs three times.

Park said Rhodes as a teenager had been convicted in the youth court system of first-degree sodomy and sexual abuse. When Rhodes was about 14, he sexually abused a 9-year-old boy and when he was 15, he sexually abused three boys, Park said.

Rhodes also has a concerning track record of ignoring rules by “repeatedly sexually acting out” with his peers when he was told not to and later having contact with minors when he was forbidden from doing so by his probation, the prosecutor said.

Rhodes is almost four years older than both of the victims in the Multnomah County and Washington County cases, Park noted.

In the past, Rhodes had a “secret cellphone,” went out to bars and clubs and had a substance abuse problem that included meth, Park said. “Frankly, he doesn’t respect the authority of the courts,” Park said. “... He simply must not believe that having sex with minors is wrong.”

Defense attorney Jon Sarre told the judge that much of what the prosecutor described was Rhodes as “a child.” Rhodes is continuing to “make strides” despite terrible circumstances he faced early in life, Sarre said. “Mr. Rhodes as a young child was essentially forced into the sex trade,” he said. “This is a person who was repeatedly raped and repeatedly brutalized as a child.”

Rhodes pleaded for probation, telling the judge that he’s committed to following court orders. “I have atoned for what I’ve done,” Rhodes said. “I’ve acknowledged that I made mistakes. I reported them myself.”

He said he has a new home, a good job and a drive to help people. “That’s what’s important to me. It’s the only thing that’s important to me,” Rhodes said.

On top of the probation, the judge sentenced Rhodes to sex offender treatment and a provision that he must not have contact with children. Rhodes must register as a sex offender.

As Hodson announced his sentence, Rhodes exhaled audibly and wiped away tears. As Rhodes left the courthouse with a small crowd of supporters, he said he will not return. "I don't want to be back in this building ever," he said.

Monday’s sentence was similar to that handed down by Washington County Circuit Judge Janelle Wipper about a month ago in Rhodes’ other sex abuse case.

California fire marshall accused of child sexual abuse

By BEATRIZ E. VALENZUELA | bvalenzuela@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun

A 56-year-old former fire marshal for the state of California was arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a child under the age of 14, according Ontario police.

Police arrested Edward Vasquez at his Ontario home late Friday after the child’s mother contacted investigators to report Vasquez had sexually assaulted her child, officials said.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s booking logs list Vasquez’s occupation as fire marshal but investigators said after contacting the Division of the State Architect, they confirmed he is no longer employed by the State agency since last year, Det. Melissa Ramirez.

Authorities said they do not believe there are any more victims beyond the current case.

“This is not a stranger type case, as the suspect and victim knew each other,” Ramirez said but would not elaborate on how they knew each other to protect the victim.

Vasquez was booked into the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and sexual penetration by force. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail. He is scheduled to be in court Tuesday, July 3.

Pennsylvania man convicted of child sexual abuse
By:  Myles Snyder 

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) - A Lancaster man has been convicted of sexually abusing a pre-teen girl at a city home.

Rafael Saez, 33, was found guilty last week of eight charges, including seven felonies, for the abuse between 2013 and 2017, the district attorney's office said.

The jury returned a not-guilty verdict to a count of rape of a child.

Saez will be sentenced after a background check and an evaluation of whether he will be deemed a “sexually violent predator.”

He is at Lancaster County Prison on $750,000 bail.

Ohio man charged with child sex crimes while awaiting trial for child sex abuse
By: Breaking News Staff

DAYTON — A former city of Dayton employee is facing two new counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor after he was accused of committing a similar crime while out of jail on bond in another child sex crime case, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

Shawn Bailey was indicted Friday by a grand jury and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on the new charges.

Bailey was first accused of having unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in May after a mother reported she found text messages from Bailey on her child’s phone, the prosecutor’s office said.

Bailey was released from jail on electronic home detention in that case, but while out of jail awaiting trial, a child reportedly entered the home where he was staying.

“When police investigated the complaint, the defendant was arrested once again for having sexual conduct with a minor,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Bailey’s bond was increased to $250,000 and he is currently in custody, the prosecutor’s office said.

Ex-school administrator charged with
child sex assault in Georgia

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A former high school administrator was arrested Friday and charged with multiple sex crimes in three Georgia counties.

Ryan Rickard, 34, was charged of sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority, sexual battery and rape. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that it had identified three former students who had been Rickard's victims.

Rickard had served as an assistant principal at Morgan County High School before he resigned earlier this year. He previously had been a teacher at North Oconee High School in Watkinsville and at Memorial Middle School in Conyers, where he also served as the school's athletic director.

Rickard was jailed in Oconee County, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. The charges against him include crimes alleged to have occurred in Morgan and Walton counties in northern Georgia.

The GBI said Rickard had previously been under investigation by federal authorities for trying to access child pornography online. State investigators worked on the case with federal prosecutors and agents from Homeland Security Investigations.

"Child sexual abuse inflicts lifelong mental and physical scars on its victims and the added abuse of power in this case makes the crime even more egregious," said Nick Anna, special agent in charge of the Atlanta office of Homeland Security Investigations.

The GBI said investigators suspect Rickard may have had additional victims and they encourage anyone with further information to come forward.

NY man pleads not guilty to sexual relationship with child he admitted to earlier
by Amanda Valdes

The man accused of sexually abusing a child under the age of 13 pleaded not guilty in court Friday morning.

Josue Maldonado-Soto, 32, is charged with course of sexual conduct against a child and disseminating indecent material to minors.

"The defendant admitted to sending these graphic sexual texts and videos, as well as engaging in the sex acts," said Sara Van Strydonck, Assistant District Attorney.

She said they have identified two other victims in addition to the one that is under 13 years old.

Police believe there could be more victims, and that he may have come into contact with them through the church he attends.

And which church might that be? Reporters, good grief!

The alleged abuse happened over a four-month period, according to police. The investigation started when the victim's father went through a phone and found explicit messages from Maldonado-Soto.

Maldonado-Soto did not say much when he appeared in court for his arraignment Friday. His lawyer entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf. During court, he judge said his wife was sitting in the court room. At this point, it is not clear what she knows about his alleged behavior.

"Good for him that he was able to look through his child’s phone and have the wherewithal to take charge at what was happening to her on social media and the internet," said Van Strydonck. "I think that obviously parents in this community, that's a whole new threat out there, is social media, and online issues, and sometimes parents don't want to be that person who goes through their kids phones, but you have to be that person, you're a parent above all else.”

"Sexual abuse happens in all areas of our community it’s not just a city problem it’s all over, and it's universal and if you’re going through this we have a great agency in town," The Bivona Child Advocacy Center, added Van Strydonck.

"This is not a small thing that happens in a child's life it's a life changing event," said Deborah Rosen, the Executive Director of the Bivona Child Advocacy Center.

"Think of one person they really trust to make the decision to tell that one person the truth," she said about children coming forward.

The FBI is also looking into the case. It's possible Maldonado-Soto could face federal charges.

Van Strydonck said she is asking the grand jury to consider charges. His bail is set at $200,000 bail and $600,000 bond.

Wisconsin School administrator didn't report student's sexual assault, complaint says
Nicole Aimone, Now News Group 

A Waukesha School District official has been charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with failure to report child abuse or neglect and resisting or obstructing an officer.

Jason A. Gahan, director of secondary special education for the Waukesha School District, was charged July 3. Both charges are misdemeanors.

According to a criminal complaint, Gahan had reasonable cause to suspect that a 12-year-old Horning Middle School student had been abused or had been threatened to be abused, and failed to report it to the proper authorities. 

The incident in question took place Feb. 26, when a physical education teacher found two boys in a locker room, one with his pants pulled down and the other with his pants unzipped, according to the complaint.

Vice Principal Sharin Tebo talked with the boys about the incident, the complaint said. When interviewed together, both stated nothing had happened. But when interviewed separately, one said he had been sexually assaulted and threatened with violence if he didn't participate. The other said it was part of a truth-or-dare bet and that nothing had happened.

A social worker was not present at these interviews, nor were police contacted, according to the complaint.

Tebo and Gahan spoke on the phone about the incident, and Gahan instructed Tebo to follow up with the boys' parents the following morning, to determine whether police or social services needed to be contacted. He later text messaged her that a school social worker should be present at the next meeting.

Gahan told police in an initial interview in March that Tebo did not tell him one student had claimed he had been abused, and was under the impression that both stated nothing had happened.

In a later statement to police, Gahan said he did recall Tebo telling him about the sexual assault claim, and that he had no intention of not calling human services about the incident, but he made a mistake and was sorry. 

The district has declined to comment on the case, through a statement from Joe Koch, deputy superintendent for the school district. "The situation that Mr. Gahan was involved in was investigated internally," Koch said. "The district does not believe that it is appropriate to comment at this stage of the legal proceedings."

Gahan is not out on leave, but is continuing to work, according to a district spokeswoman.

If convicted, Gahan could face more than a year in jail and up to $11,000 in fines.

Gahan was scheduled to make his initial court appearance July 16.

Utah man arrested in Springville for reported
sexual abuse of children
Braley Dodson Daily Herald

Springville police arrested a 52-year-old Provo man Thursday after he reportedly sexually abused two children.

Greg Chamberlain was arrested on suspicion of two counts of the first-degree felony of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, one first-degree felony of object rape, one first-degree felony of forcible sodomy and three counts of the second-degree felony of forcible sexual abuse.

Two girls told police that Chamberlain had sexually abused them on multiple occasions, according to a police report.

The girls told police Chamberlain had touched them inappropriately both under and over clothing and had performed sexual acts on them, according to the report. He reportedly told the children he “couldn't help himself” and not to tell anyone what he had done.

Chamberlain has no criminal history prior to this arrest, according to court records.

Utah sex offender arrested on allegations of
sexually abusing a child
Braley Dodson Daily Herald 

Lehi police arrested a 30-year-old Orem man Thursday after he reportedly sexually abused a child.

Tyler Ferre was arrested on suspicion of the second-degree felony of sexual abuse of a child.

A child told police Ferre had touched her inappropriately over her clothing while she was sleeping, according to a police report. The child reportedly woke up to Ferre touching her, she shouted “bad hand” and pushed his hand away, according to the report.

The child told a parent and the parent met with Ferre about the incident, according to the report. The child’s parent reportedly told police she knew about the allegation and that it had happened in 2016 or January of 2017.

Ferre reportedly told police he had not touched the child. He is currently a sex offender on probation and has pending drug charges, according to the police report.

He was charged with the second-degree felony of forcible sexual abuse in January 2017. He pleaded guilty to that charge.

Alabama man, 77, faces child sex abuse charge

Dirty ol' man of the week
By Gadsen Times Staff 
A 77-year-old man faces a second charge related to the sexual abuse of a child, according to Southside Police Chief Chris Jones.

Kenneth Ed Walker was arrested Friday for sexual abuse of a child under 12, a felony. He was released the same day on a $50,000 bond.

Deputy Police Chief Philip Roberson said it is an additional charge added to one brought against Walker in March, for enticing a child for immoral purposes. In that case, too, Walker was arrested and made $50,000 bond the same day.

Roberson said both charges involved the same alleged victim.

Man allegedly molests pre-teen girl, shows her
child porn at Phoenix apartment
abc15.com staff
north phoenix | phoenix metro

PHOENIX - A Phoenix man is accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl and showing her child pornography.

Joel Edmund Joshua, 47, was arrested Thursday in connection with multiple incidents involving a pre-teen girl at his Phoenix apartment, located near Interstate 17 and Cactus Road.

Over the course of a week in May, Joshua was accused of inappropriately touching the victim's breasts over her clothing and forcing her to touch his genitals over and underneath his clothing, court documents said. The girl also told detectives that the suspect showed her child pornography. 

During the investigation, the 12-year-old reportedly told officers that Joshua had previously touched himself inappropriately in front of her while in his apartment. 

The girl told school officials about the alleged incidents and police were contacted, court paperwork said. The victim told police that she was previously staying at Joshua's house because her home was infested with bedbugs and that is when he masturbated in front of her. 

While being interviewed by police, the pre-teen told officers she did not want to be touched by Joshua and asked him to stop showing her pornography, court documents said. Joshua promised the girl that he would stop.

Detectives located several sexually explicit photos of children on Joshua's phone and laptop during the investigation, court documents said.

Joshua denied allegations of touching the victim, but told authorities the pornography was the result of a virus on his phone that occurred after he clicked a link. He also denied being sexually attracted to kids.

The virus is not on his phone!

Joshua is facing multiple charges, including 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, five counts of public sexual indecency, sexual abuse, and molestation of a child.

Minnesota Couple Charged with Multiple
Child Pornography Crimes

(ABC 6 News) - A Rochester man and woman have been charged with multiple crimes in connection to a child pornography case involving a child under the age of 10. 

Adam Reitz and Shahla Thompson were arrested Thursday, but the case dates back to August of 2017.  According to court documents, authorities were first alerted when the boy's mother called the police to say her son had returned from Reitz's home and appeared to be under the influence. He reportedly tested positive for "methamphetamine poisoning" at a local hospital. 

Police received consent to search the home where Reitz was staying. They say they discovered evidence of controlled substances including meth.

Ten days later, authorities received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which indicated the Facebook Messenger communications between Reitz and Thompson, his significant other, included possible child pornography.  Search warrants were granted for the suspects' electronic devices. Court documents say police found evidence connecting both suspects' phones to images that appear to show Reitz engaged in sexual conduct with the victim.

During a second interview with the victim, he detailed multiple sexual assaults. He added that after one assault, Reitz told him to get a note from under the bed. He says in the note, Reitz threatened to kill him or his mother if he told anyone what had happened.

When investigators confronted Reitz with a photo of the sexual abuse, said he did not remember it but did say he does "dumb" stuff when he is high on meth. He also said if the images were real, he did not want to live.

You might not be alone in the feeling!

When Thompson was confronted with allegations of abuse, she said she didn’t recall any of it, but reportedly conceded there was a possibility it happened. Investigators say she admitted to using meth for "a long time" and claimed it affects her memory.

Police say Reitz has a history of criminal sexual conduct. They say in 2008, he was interviewed regarding disclosures he made during a polygraph examination. During the interview, they say he admitted to consensual sex with a 13-year-old girl when he was 16. He stated he engaged in sexual contact with a family member who was 11 when he was 13. He also allegedly admitted to attempting to penetrate a female infant when he was 12 or 13.

Reitz is charged with the following: 

First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct – Victim under Thirteen Years of Age
Second Degree Criminal Sexual conduct – Victim under Thirteen Years of Age
Use of a Minor in a Sexual Performance
Dissemination of Child Pornography 
Possession of Child Pornography 
Child Endangerment – Substantial Bodily Harm to Physical, Mental, or Emotional Health 

Thompson is charged with the following: 

Aiding and Abetting First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct – Victim under Thirteen Years of Age
Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct – Victim under Thirteen Years of Age
Use of Minor in a Sexual Performance
Dissemination of Child Pornography
Possession of Child Pornography 
Child Endangerment – Substantial Bodily Harm to Physical, Mental, or Emotional Health 

PA Man, 43, Convicted Of Sexual Abuse
Involving 10-Year-Old Girl

DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — A Nigerian man has been convicted for repeatedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old female victim in Delaware County.

Clifford E. Emarievebe, 43, will be sentenced in September for the events that occurred from February to March 2017, according to Delaware County District Attorney’s Office.

Emarievebe was found guilty of numerous charges after a four-day trial.

The counts include involuntary deviate sexual intercourse involving a child, indecent sexual assault of a child, and endangering the welfare of a child.

He faces up to 80 years in state prison and lifetime of Megan’s Law registration.

Delaware Co., PA

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