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

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

12 Child Sex Abuse Stories, Most Are Very Disturbing, on Today's Global PnP List

Seven men found guilty of child sex abuse in Rotherham

One young victim raped by 100 men
By skynews

Seven men have been found guilty of child sex abuse in the largest trial so far following the Rotherham abuse inquiry.

One underage victim was passed around and raped by 100 men by the time she was 16 years old, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

Another young victim became pregnant and had to have an abortion.

The case is the first major prosecution arising out of Operation Stovewood – the National Crime Agency’s massive inquiry into historical child sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town.

The defendants were found guilty following a trial lasting eight weeks. The charges against them included rape, indecent assault and false imprisonment.

Those convicted of rape were Mohammed Imran Akhtar, 37, Tanweer Ali 37, Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, Nabeel Kurshid, 34, and Iqlak Yousaf, 34.

Another man found guilty of rape cannot be named for legal reasons. Another defendant who was charged with offences of indecent assault and false imprisonment was acquitted.

So far, more than 1,500 victims of the Rotherham abuse scandal have been identified.

In a town of about 110,000 people. That's astonishing! 

The girls, who are now women in their 30s, were lured by the excitement of friendship with older Asian youths but then sexually assaulted and passed between men, the jury in the trial was told.

One of the victims told police she felt as though her childhood had been snatched away.

Another said she had been plied with drugs and alcohol, taken to a location miles away from home and threatened with being abandoned alone if she did not have sex.

The court heard that after becoming pregnant the girl had an abortion because her parents were unsupportive. Prosecuting barrister Michelle Colborne said: She suffered a great deal of psychological trauma as a result.

As a result of the abuse or the abortion? I suspect both would be extremely traumatic, each compounding the effect of the other.

Ms Colborne also said that the five complainants in the trial were easy to target because they needed to be loved. She said: When they were in their teens, they were targeted, sexualised and, in some instances, subjected to acts of a degrading and violent nature at the hands of these men who sit in the dock.

None of them had the maturity to understand that they were being groomed and exploited.

Ms Colborne added that the girls believed sex of some kind or other was a necessary price for friendship.

This investigation was set up in the wake of the 2014 Jay Report which revealed the shocking scale of exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013 and failure of police and social services to intervene.

Researcher Angie Heal previously described it as the biggest child protection scandal in UK history.

Evidence of the abuse was first noted in the early 1990s and the first group conviction took place in 2010, when five British-Pakistani men were convicted of sexual offences against girls aged 12-16.

And, I would bet money that all seven found guilty today are also Pakistani, and Muslim. It is from the Quran that they get the moral authority to abuse young British girls.

Sentencing of the seven men who were convicted on Monday will take place on 16 November.

Britain's youngest female paedophile, a nursery worker, admits abusing toddlers as young as two

A judge remanded Sophie Elms, 18, from Swindon, into custody ahead of her sentencing over 'fears for her own safety'

By Sarah Lumley

A nursery worker has become Britain's youngest female convicted paedophile after admitting sexually assaulting and taking indecent images of toddlers.

Sophie Elms, 18, pleaded guilty to 16 charges against two young children, aged three and two.

The charges - which include penetration, sexual assault and taking and distributing indecent photographs of children - make her the country's youngest named female paedophile.

The teen, of Swindon, Wiltshire, was 17 when she committed the offences. She worked at a local nursery but police have previously confirmed that none of the alleged offences are said to have happened at the childcare facility.

Elms pleaded guilty to penetrating the two-year-old orally, and the three-year-old with her fingers, between December 1, 2016, and March 11, 2018.

Sophie Elms, right, arrives at court (Image: Tom Wren SWNS.com)

During the same dates, Elms also pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault – one against each of the youngsters – in which she intentionally indecently touched them.

Also between December 1, 2016 and March 11, 2018, it was heard that Elms committed four offences of taking indecent photographs of children.

These included two category A photographs, four category B photographs, and one category C photograph.

And between January 1, 2016, and March 11, 2018, Elms committed six offences of distributing indecent photographs of children.

These included three category A photographs, four category B photographs, and three category C photographs.

Elms also pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing extreme pornographic images showing a person performing active intercourse or oral sex with an animal, between January 1, 2016, and March 11, 2018.

Defending Elms, Mr Chris Smyth described the case as “highly unusual”, saying: “Miss Elms was only 17 herself at the time when the offences occurred."

Miss Elms was remanded in custody until her sentencing hearing. Judge Robert Pawson said: “You have pleaded guilty to what I suspect you fully understand are extremely serious charges.

“I remand you into custody on the basis of fears for your own safety. Your sentencing will take place on January 4. Until that time, my strongest advice to you is that you avoid using social media for some time to come.

“You are very unlikely to make things better for your victims and their families by posting on social media, and you are very unlikely to make things better for yourself.”

Why would someone in her position even have the right to use social media? That's bizarre!

'Why I had to see the man who abused me
when I was just three, face justice'

One Survivor's Story

A woman sexually abused as a young child by a family friend has waived her legal right to anonymity in a bid to encourage other victims to come forward.

Jackie Evans, 30, was just three-years-old when she was first assaulted in her own home by sex offender Jason Hughes, who was around 18 at the time.

The 44-year-old from Caeathro, Gwynedd, who regularly visited her parents' house to fix their computer, went on to abuse Jackie again before he was finally convicted of his offences decades later.

On June 5, Hughes was sentenced to three and a half years in prison after he was convicted of indecent assault and indecency with a child. He was ordered to register with the police as a sex offender for life.

Now, following his sentence, the mother of two has told her story in a bid to encourage other victims of sexual abuse to speak out.

Daughters accuse Hughes of Incest

It comes just three months after Hughes' two daughters, Elliw, 19 and Awel, 17 waived their legal right to anonymity to claim they too were victims of their sex offender dad after reading of his conviction for abusing Jackie.

Jackie and Elliw - whose accounts concern periods 10 years apart - both independently recalled how at three years old he had terrified them into staying quiet by telling them a fairy lived on their shoulder.

Were they to tell anyone of what had happened, they would be in serious trouble.

State fails victims horrifically

Despite Hughes being arrested and charged with sex assaults against both daughters in 2001, the CPS has never gone ahead with their case, saying that the evidential test set out in the code for prosecutors had not been met.

No, No, No! That is just not acceptable. The courage it took for those girls to accuse their father of incest, and the state is just not that interested. Someone deserves to be fired!!!

Now, speaking publicly of her ordeal, Jackie said: "There's only parts I can remember, but I remember he used to visit regularly. Up until I was about 7, he would visit probably about once a week.

Jackie Evans, aged three (Image: Jackie Evans)

"He was a family friend - he used to come and fix our computer for my parents. My mum and dad quite liked him, so he started coming round more and more.

"I was about three-years-old at the time and we had this static caravan outside our house which was my playhouse if you like.

"He was coming round regularly so he would take me there to play. There were no queries about it because we knew him.

"And that's where the first incident happened."

Despite being able to vividly recall what happened on that day, Jackie felt unable to talk about the incident.

27 years later and it is still hard to talk about. That is not uncommon among survivors.

"He told me there was a fairy on my shoulder and I had to keep what had happened a secret," she added. He said I would get into a lot of trouble if anybody found out. He used to bring sweets and toys to bribe me.

"It didn't happen every time he came round, it only happened on a couple of occasions. I thought he was my friend. I was innocent and I didn't understand what had happened."

The second assault, which took place in her parents' living room, happened about four years later, when Jackie was seven-years-old.

"He was doing work on the computer - I was in the living room and my mum and dad were in the kitchen," she recalled.

"I remember clearly he was on a spinning computer chair. He swung round to me and exposed himself and asked me to do things with him.

"The first incident was a lot worse, but I feel more comfortable talking about this one. After that, he still used to come round all the time. As soon as I heard his car turning up, I would hide away in my room. I remember he would still try and talk to me as if nothing had happened, even when I was older."

Growing up, Jackie said she was "scared" of boys and would get regular flashbacks of what had happened.

Fearing she would not be believed if she spoke out, she bottled her emotions throughout her childhood and teenage years.

It was not until after she had children of her own that it all got too much and two years ago, she finally found the courage to go to the police.

"As I got older, it got harder because I reached a point where I realised it was wrong," she added.

"I was a teenager when I broke down about it for the first time. I remember pulling a friend of mine into a toilet and telling her all about it. She was the first person I ever opened up to. 

"I tried to put it to the back of my mind after that. But it started to come back to me a lot about two years ago. It was causing a massive problem for me.

"It was going from thinking about it about once in a while to thinking about it once a day. It was completely taking over my life, I was breaking down in tears all the time."

'I used to question whether I had done anything wrong, I used to ask, 'why me'?'

Despite suffering vivid flashbacks regularly, Jackie who has been diagnosed with PTSD and depression as a result of the abuse is now receiving the help she needs at a sexual assault referral centre.

She added: "It was very hard to speak about it, I had tried to put a mental block on it for a long time, but I'm so glad I opened up.

"The biggest and scariest thing was that I thought nobody would believe me and I think that's why it took me so long to talk about it. It's a hard subject to discuss anyway, but bringing it up after so long was even harder.

"But it's never too late to talk about it, despite how long ago it happened.

"Going to court is a horrible experience, it was awful. But you have got to go through it to get justice.

"I hope by speaking out that more people come forward so he gets an even longer sentence. Three-and-a-half years is nowhere near long enough.

"I just want to move forward with my life now. I'm a completely different person now to what I was this time last year."

Child sex abuser fails in legal challenge against convictions

He was jailed for 22 years last April

A member of Salford’s Charedi community, who was jailed for the rape and abuse of children, has failed in a legal challenge to his convictions.

David Glausiusz, 48, used significant violence against his victims, who were subjected to degrading attacks.

Glausiusz, of Leicester Road, Broughton Park, was convicted of three rapes and six sexual assaults at Manchester Crown Court after a seven-week trial last year.

Glausiusz was jailed for 16 years, with another six years to be served consecutively for other crimes against children.

On Tuesday, Glausiusz launched appeals against his sex offence convictions, claiming a series of mistakes during his trial meant the jury's guilty verdicts were "unsafe".

The trial judge had not properly warned the jury about how to consider some of the evidence, his lawyers claimed.

Potentially critical evidence had also been included in the trial in order to "bolster an inherently weak" case against him, they said.

It consisted of images of naked teenage women which were found on his laptop and which his lawyers claimed had prejudiced the jury against him.

There was also "fresh evidence" from a new witness which suggested that one of Glausiusz's victims had admitted he was lying, it was claimed.

After a 90-minute hearing at the Court of Appeal in London on Tuesday, appeal judge Mr Justice Holgate rejected Glausiusz's case.

"Overall, there is no arguable basis for contending that any of the convictions were unsafe," he said. "Therefore, the renewed application for leave to appeal is refused."

British sex abuse imam Mohammed Ghani's
jail term increased

I love Britain's Unduly Lenient Sentence policy. In this case it reduced the effect of political correctness on the Imam's sentence.


An imam who sexually assaulted a girl over a period of seven years at her home has had his jail term increased.

Mohammed Ghani, who had been a respected figure in West Yorkshire, had been jailed in August for two years, by a judge at Leeds Crown Court.

But the term was increased to five years earlier after the case was referred to the Court of Appeal.

Ghani, 65 and from Wakefield, abused the girl during "professional visits" to her home between 1997 and 2006.

This resulted in lasting emotional repercussions for the victim, who was aged under 14 at the time, the court was told.

Ghani's case was referred to the appeal court by Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP, under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme.

Speaking after the hearing, Mr Buckland said: "Ghani abused his position of authority and subjected a vulnerable child to a campaign of sexual assaults.

"I hope the decision brings the victim and their family some comfort."

Canadian man gets 7 years for making child porn,
sexually abusing 7-year-old in Craigslist case

'Too horrible for words:' Case marks sentencing
for last of five adults charged

Adam Carter · CBC News 

A Hamilton man has been sentenced to seven years for sexual interference and making child pornography, linked to a case the Crown called "too horrible for words" (7th story on link) where a seven-year-old girl was advertised for abuse on Craigslist.

Justice Joe Fiorucci said the 38-year-old man, who cannot be named because of a publication ban put in place to protect the victim, helped make the young girl a "prop" in a "perverted show."

"It is at this point when the unimaginable intersects with reality," Fiorucci said in his decision.

With credit for time served, the man will serve an additional three years and four months in a penitentiary. The Crown was seeking an eight-year sentence, while the defence was seeking five-and-a-half years.

Unfortunately, the child will still be a child when the pervert gets out. That is just not fair to the child. But Canadian justice is not known for being fair to victims, only to criminals.

The man is the last of five adults who have been tried in a sweeping sexual abuse case that shocked Hamilton.

Court has heard the young girl was offered up for abuse online by her mother's then-boyfriend back in 2016.

Along with abusing the girl, the boyfriend also took thousands of illicit photos and videos of her over an 18-month period, court has heard. That man, who Fiorucci called "deviant and antisocial," is currently serving 13 years in prison.

Court has heard the man who was sentenced Tuesday was high and drunk when he went to the other man's house in April of 2016. He watched homemade child porn with him, looked on as the then-boyfriend sexually assaulted her, and finally abused the girl himself while his friend recorded it.

The man previously pleaded guilty to sexual interference, but denied knowing his friend was recording the assault. He was found guilty of making child pornography back in August.

Crown prosecutor Janet Booy called it a "horrible, despicable case. It's probably the worst I've ever seen," she said. "No sentence can ever bring back the innocence of the young victim."

Nor can it relieve her nightmares knowing that he will be on the streets again while she is barely into her teens.

The girl's aunt, who has attended court to stand witness for the family, said the girl is now getting professional help and trying to work through the trauma.  "I can only hope my niece is able to have a normal life," she said. "It's crazy that grown adults could do this. Now that it's over, it's time to start healing."

As the man was led into court wearing a striped green and black shirt and glasses, the girl's aunt became visibly redder. She deeply exhaled as the horrific details of what happened to her niece were read aloud, before holding her head in her hands.

Court heard that the man who was sentenced Tuesday had a problem with drinking, and has also abused pot, cocaine and methamphetamine.

Psychological testing showed the man, who has three children himself, has "low intellectual functioning," the judge said. Fiorucci said that despite the man's limitations, testing showed his judgment and decision making abilities to be in the average range.

The man was also sexually abused when he was a child, court heard, as well as physically and emotionally abused by his stepfather.

Court also heard the man has "expressed remorse that appears to be sincere" and shows "positive prospects for rehabilitation," but the judge said that deterrence and separation from society takes precedence over rehabilitation in a case like this.

"The well-being of our children must take precedence," Fiorucci said.

Wouldn't that be nice! Now how about someone going after Craigslist for facilitating this girl's horror story?

Aussie woman sentenced to 9 years in prison
for killing rapist

The rapist demanded she submit to him again and threatened her daughter. Does she deserve 9 years in prison, or a gold medal?

By Felix Allen, The Sun

A mom who stabbed her rapist to death, then tied a rope around his neck and dragged him behind her car for a mile has been jailed for nine years.

Roxanne Eka Peters, 35, slashed Grant Cassar, 51, with a kitchen knife after he threatened to harm her daughter unless she submitted to more sex, a court heard.

She knifed the rapist in the heart at her home in Brisbane, Australia, then towed his corpse past a police station to a ditch, where she hid it in December 2015.

A judge said she was “enraged” at Cassar’s previous rape and sick threats, but that did not excuse her lack of respect for his “human dignity.”

Seriously, judge! He raped her and threatened her daughter if she didn't submit to more rapes! What kind of dignity do you see in that man? 

Peters was sentenced to nine years for manslaughter plus another 18 months after she pleaded guilty to interfering with a corpse.

With time already served, she will be eligible for parole in June 2020. 

She's been locked up since 2015? OMG! Was that to protect any other men who might have raped her? What the Hell?

Justice David Boddice said the humiliating rape followed by Cassar’s threats to harm her child had been a “significant provocation.”

He told the Brisbane supreme court: “I accept the stabbing occurred in circumstances when you were enraged by what the deceased had done to you and was threatening to do to you again.”

And what he was threatening to do to her daughter!

But she should have immediately sought help after the stabbing, he said.

The judge told her: “Instead you set about the process of callously disposing of the deceased body.”

“No doubt your rage continued to affect your attitude to him.”

Boddice said Peters’ upbringing around drug users, where she was subjected to sexual abuse, had exacerbated the rage she felt when Cassar came to her home on the day he died.

However, Cassar’s killing had been devastating for his family, the judge said, adding: “They will never recover from his death.”

He was a rapist! Will you recover from that? Because Peters won't.

Cassar’s body was found with 61 injuries including stab wounds to the chest and penis.

It seems pretty obvious that Peters completely lost it. Isn't that grounds for a temporary insanity plea? 

I can't help but wonder that if the police and courts had done their job of protecting innocent people from predators like Cassar, this horror story would never have happened. That was, perhaps, the statement she was making when she dragged Cassar's body past the police station.

I think you need a better lawyer, Roxanne. And a better judge. Neither you nor your daughter have been well-served by either, in my humble, if not angry, opinion.

School principal in Pakistan handed 105 years in prison
for child abuse, rape

A sessions court in Peshawar on Tuesday handed a total of 105 years in prison to a private school's principal on charges of child abuse, pornography, rape, blackmail and maintaining illicit relations.

The convict, Attaullah Marwat, was also fined Rs1.4 million (about 17,000 Euros) in addition to the jail terms. The sentences were handed down by Sessions Judge Younis Khan.

The accused, who is the private school’s owner, was arrested after the Hayatabad police station registered a case against him on July 14, 2017, on the complaint of a boy student, who had accused him of sexually exploiting schoolchildren, including girls, and filming them with secret cameras installed on campus.

Marwat was convicted and sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment under Sections 354-A (stripping a woman of her clothes), 365-B (kidnapping or inducing a woman to compel her into marriage) and 377 (unnatural offence/sodomy) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

He was also awarded two years and 20 years rigorous imprisonment under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 376 (punishment for rape), respectively, of the PPC.

As many as 25 direct and indirect victims of Marwat had their statements recorded before police against the convict; however, it is believed that a majority of his victims had not come forward.

One of the charges against the convict was that he had forced, persuaded, coerced and enticed female students under the age of 18 to engage in sexual activities and exposed their bodies, and was involved in explicit sexual conduct and abuse of minor schoolgirls.

Marwat was also charged with forcing, coercing and persuading female students of his school to engage in sexual activities and capturing those acts on his mobile phones and secret cameras installed in different parts of the school and storing them in USBs.

The convict had allegedly "on multiple occasions and habitually" enticed and compelled multiple women of different ages to have illicit relations with him inside the school.

He was also charged with sexually assaulting multiple women after coercing them with death threats.

Following his arrest last year, the accused had recorded his confessional statement before a judicial magistrate on July 19, 2017, wherein he had admitted only that he used to bring women from outside to the school for the purpose of adultery.

He had said it was his "hobby" to make videos of his sexual activities. He had also admitted that 26 such videos, which he had recorded, were stored in his personal computer.

The issue had surfaced after a student of the said school (name withheld) had told the police that the accused was involved in sexual exploitation of students and teachers. He had alleged that Marwat had sexually exploited students, teachers and some women from outside the school but nobody had the courage to disclose or report the matter.

The complainant had alleged that the principal had also showed him several objectionable videos, which he had recorded secretly through cameras, and also invited him to get involved in such acts.

In the first information report of the case, the police had said that when they raided the school, the accused tried to conceal his two cell phones, which allegedly had several objectionable videos involving schoolboys.

It added that the accused used three rooms of his school for the illegal activities.

The police had recovered memory cards and USBs and saw several videos showing the principal sexually exploiting students, including girls, in different parts of his school.

UK man jailed for child sex offences
Norfolk Constabulary

A 36-year-old man has today (Tuesday 30 October 2018) been jailed after being found guilty of child sex offences.

Jonathan Franks, of Bridewell Alley in Norwich, was found guilty at Norwich Crown Court at an earlier hearing, after a jury convicted him of causing a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity and possession of extreme indecent images.

The sexual activity charge relates to abuse, which took place in April 2017 against one female victim.

Detective Sergeant Mark Joyce of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU), said: "Hearing a victim's account of the abuse they were subjected to is always distressing and this sentence highlights that we are committed to carrying out a full and thorough investigation to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

"We have dedicated officers who are specially trained to undertake difficult and emotive investigations on a daily basis. We would urge anyone who has been abused or sexually assaulted to come forward, safe in the knowledge that Norfolk Constabulary, together with our partners within child protection, will provide help and support, and do all we can to identify, charge and bring those responsible before the courts."

Franks was sentenced to a total of nine years imprisonment, to serve a minimum of six before being considered for parole, with an extended licence period of five years. He was also placed on the Sex Offender's Register indefinitely and handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

Ex-Celtic Boys' Club coach Jim Torbett tells jury he is asexual at child sex abuse trial 

When asked what he meant by 'asexual'
Torbett replied 'I don't participate in it'.
By Ashlie McAnally

The founder of Celtic Boys' club Jim Torbett denied having an 'ulterior motive' by taking players for group activities.

He began giving evidence at his trial at the High Court in Glasgow today where he denies abusing three boys between August 1986 and August 1994.

The 71-year-old told the court he founded the club in 1966 when he was around 18-years-old. Torbett said they used Celtic's name and played in Celtic strips, but are not connected to the football club.

He told the court that he took football kits home to wash them and he would have three or four volunteers from the team at his flat to help sort them out again.

Defence QC Tony Graham asked: “The three or four boys involving themselves in kit preparation, would you do anything together after the kit work had been done?”

Torbett said that they would maybe go ten pin bowling beforehand. Asked why he would do that he said he was “a great believer in community” and said it was “good fun”.

Graham said the court heard from a psychologist who talked about grooming. He asked Torbett: “Was there any ulterior motive on your part to do these things as a group?”

Torbett replied: “Absolutely not.”

The jury heard Torbett does and has always lived alone and described himself asexual.

Graham asked: “What do you mean by that?” He replied: “I don't participate in it.” He said that in the 80s he “performed in some sex” with women.

Torbett denies the charges and the trial before Judge Lord Beckett continues.

UK woman charged with sexual assault of a young girl

Two men from Norfolk have also been charged and will appear
in Cambridge Magistrates' Court

A woman and two men were arrested yesterday (October 29) and charged with a number of offences including sexual abuse of a child under 13.

The trio were arrested after police raided four properties in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk early yesterday morning.

The woman, Lee Calder, 30, of Whittlesey near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl under 13.

Calder has also been charged with two counts of causing or inciting the sexual exploitation of a child.

Two men, both from Norfolk have also been charged. The first, Guy Delph, 26, of Downham Market, Norfolk, has been charged with the rape of a girl under 13, two counts of sexually assaulting a girl under 13, three counts of causing or inciting the sexual exploitation of a child under 13 and six counts of making indecent images of a child.

The second, Kieran Burton, 27, of Kings Lynn, Norfolk, was charged with eight counts of making indecent images of a child, distributing indecent images of a child, possessing prohibited images of a child and causing or inciting the sexual exploitation of a child under 13.

All three have been remanded to appear at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court today (October 30).

Carer charged over alleged ‘persistent’ sexual abuse of foster child in Sydney
by Shanee Dobeson

A MAN who allegedly sexually abused a young boy in his care persistently over a four year period has been arrested and charged.

The 31-year-old was taken into custody at Burwood Police Station just before 10.30am yesterday, following an ongoing investigation.

Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad began making inquiries into the man earlier this year after receiving reports a 15-year-old boy had been sexually assaulted by his carer.

The man was charged with persistent sexual abuse of a child, three counts of aggravated sexual intercourse person aged 10-14, aggravated sexual intercourse person aged 14-16, and indecent assault person under 16 years of age.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually assaulted the boy on numerous occasions while he was in his care in Sydney’s west between 2014 and 2018.

The man was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today.

8 More Stories of Child Sex Abuse on Today's USA PnP List

U.S. Marshals search for upstate NY father of 4 y/o,
accused of sexually abusing the child

WKBW Staff

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The U.S. Marshals Service is now joining the search for a child sex abuse suspect from Grand Island.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday 24-year-old Jacob Beach is on the run while his live-in girlfriend, 28-year-old Courtney McDonell, is under arrest. 

McDonell's arrest comes after a grand jury indictment against the couple for Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child and other charges.

In January 2018, deputies say they collected evidence of abuse against the four-year-old's father, Jacob Beach, and his girlfriend, Courtney McDonell.

The Sheriff's Office says Beach never appeared at his arraignment and is now considered a fugitive. 

The District Attorney's Office has authorized a nationwide extradition order for beach's return.

Anyone with information on beach is asked to call 858-2903 and should refer to CL 18-001449.

South Carolina man arrested, accused of
sexual conduct with 7 y/o girl

CONWAY, SC - A Loris man has been arrested and is accused of sexual conduct with a child. 

According to an incident report from the Horry County Police Department, a worker with the South Carolina Department of Social Services reported a case of possible sexual abuse of a minor on October 3. The complainant said she was working a case in which minor children were taken from a home. 

The reported victim is "a minor child that was brought to the Children's Recovery Center for a forensic interview," the report says. During the interview, the 7-year-old female victim said the suspect had performed sexual acts on her. These acts were "reportedly done on more than one occasion," possibly  "between the first of this year and until September." The suspect is identified in the report as 28-year-old Lander Soles of Mt. Zion Road in the Loris area.

According to J. Reuben Long Detention Center booking records, Soles was booked around 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday and remains incarcerated as of 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday. He is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11 in the first degree. No bail has been set.

Two charged in connection with sexual abuse
of children in Montana
MTN News

A man and woman have been charged in connection with the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl.

Joshua Rowland, 29, has been charged with one count of sexual intercourse without consent. Kimberly Cooke, 42, has been charged with three counts of sexual abuse of children. Additional charges are expected to be filed.

This is the 3rd story I've done in two days involving a couple being charged with CSA. In all 3 stories, the woman charged was older than the man. Curious, eh?

According to court documents, the Great Falls Police Department responded to reports of a 12-year-old girl who had engaged in sexual acts with an approximately 20-year-old man.

A man and woman noticed the girl using a cell phone they did not recognize and found inappropriate Snapchat messages between the girl and Cooke.

When confronted about the phone, the girl admitted to the man and woman that she and Rowland had several sexual encounters.

During the investigation, police found several videos of the encounters on Rowland’s phone. Cooke can be heard encouraging the victim in some of the videos.

Both Cooke and Rowland’s bonds are set at $150,000.

NOTE: “Sexual intercourse without consent” is the legal term in Montana for what is commonly referred to as rape, according to Montana Code.

Man arrested in Wisconsin sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor

Trent Tetzlaff, Appleton Post-Crescent 

GREEN BAY - A 41-year-old Cudahy man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Monday on a charge of sexual exploitation of a minor. It stemmed from an arrest made in April in Neenah.  

Additional charges of distribution of child pornography and child enticement were dismissed as a part of a plea agreement, according to a press release from the United States Department of Justice.

In March, a Winnebago County investigator began an online conversation with Adam J. Westphal, who thought he was chatting with a 34-year-old mother who had a 14-year-old daughter and was interested in child pornography.

Westphal sent the investigator multiple images and videos of child pornography and started conversations about the molestation of children, according to the release. He also referenced plans to sexually abuse specific minor relatives.

In April, Westphal asked the investigator to meet in Neenah so that he could meet the 14-year-old for sexual intercourse and produce a video for sharing online. On April 5, Westphal arrived at the Neenah location and was taken into custody, according to the DOJ.

In addition to his 15-year prison sentence, Westphal will spend 15 additional years on supervised release and have to register as a sex offender.

The case was handled as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

Alabama man to be deported after serving sentence
for sex abuse of a child
By Cliff Williams

Judge Tom Young Jr. sentenced Maximino Dejesus Hernandez to 10 years in prison after Hernandez was found guilty of two counts of sexual abuse of child under the age of 12.

“I took into consideration three things,” Young told Hernandez from the bench Monday. “I do find the remarks of the child advocate in this case troubling. I am going to tell you that you cannot be in this country illegally. When you are released (from prison) you will be deported. If you come back, you will serve the remainder of the 10-year sentence.”

Young spilt the sentence allowing Hernandez to serve two years with four years of probation. Hernandez has been in jail since his arrest 18 months ago. In six months he will be released. Hernandez was also notified ICE has a hold on him when he is released.

If Hernandez is caught returning to the United States after he is deported, he will have to serve the remainder of the 10-year prison sentence.

Hernandez has been deported once before for using for having a forged Social Security card. The Social Security number had been used by numerous people.

Hernandez’s attorney Jason Jackson asked for the court’s mercy in sentencing. “He has lived here for an extended period of time,” Jackson told the court. “He has a wife and child and has been employed here for several years. He used the Social Security card to gain employment.”

Earlier this month, a jury found Hernandez guilty of two of three counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12.

The child victim known to Hernandez testified she went to a home to play with her best friend and explained a blind food challenge with her best friend. The game involved the children being blindfolded when it was their turn to try to figure out what candy they were tasting. She said Hernandez took part in the game.

“He put something weird in my mouth,” she said. “It felt like a ball with honey in it.” She went on to describe it as “soft and squishy.”

The state called to the stand forensic interviewer Sarah Flint who works with the Tri-County Child Advocacy Center. Flint testified how the interviews are done in such a way to let the child tell the story in his or her words with open-ended questions.

Flint testified her job is not to determine the truth. “I am not a lie detector,” Flint said from the stand.

Flint said the victim told a story like the one she told from the stand of being blindfolded while playing a game with her best friend and the abuse possibly happened while playing the game. Flint also interviewed the friend who made no abuse disclosers to her.

Hernandez took the stand in his defense testifying it was just a game.”

2nd Alex City man's sentencing continued

Tony L. Dates, 53, of Alexander City was scheduled to be sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to willful abuse of a child in September, but attorney Robert Walls was not present to represent Dates. Young continued to the case to November.

Dates is also being held on a $75,000 bond at the Tallapoosa County Jail after being arrested two weeks (10th story on link) ago on sexual abuse charges.

The warrant for the new charge was issued Dec. 18, 2017.

“It involves a 12-year-old girl,” Alexander City Police Department deputy chief James Easterwood said. “It doesn’t appear to be rape.”

Easterwood explained the delay between the issuance of the warrant and the arrest was because the report was made through a family member in the Montgomery area causing more agencies to be involved in the matter.

10 months!!! It sat on someone's desk much too long!

Accused Pennsylvania child molester
captured in Florida
by Joseph A. Gambardello, Philly.com

An accused child molester who fled after failing to appear in court in Bucks County last week has been captured in Florida, officials said.

U.S. marshals took Shannon Westmoreland, 48, into custody Monday afternoon after stopping a van in Daytona Beach, the Bucks County District Attorney's Office said.

Westmoreland, a former youth football coach from West Chester, had been sought since Oct. 22, when he failed to appear in court to answer charges of child sexual abuse and rape.

"In finding and arresting this defendant, the U.S. Marshals Service has shown again why they're the best in the business when it comes to finding people who don't want to be found," District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub said in a statement.

It was not immediately known if Westmoreland would fight extradition to Pennsylvania.

Texas man arrested, charged with 
continuous child sex abuse
Advocate staff report

A 47-year-old Victoria man charged with continual child sex abuse remained in jail Tuesday in lieu of a $350,000 bond.

Joaquin Martinez Espinoza was held in the Victoria County Jail on warrants charging him with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, two counts of indecency with a child and two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child younger than 14, according to a Victoria Police Department news release issued Tuesday.

Victoria police officers with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Espinoza on Thursday at a home in the 3300 block of Houston Highway.

According to Victoria County court records, Espinoza has convictions for driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.15 percent, theft, burglary and possession of prohibited weapons.

Monday, 29 October 2018

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Pennsylvania man who admitted raping a child
seeks to withdraw guilty plea
By Carl Hessler Jr. MontcoCourtNews 

NORRISTOWN — Just days before his sentencing hearing, a Worcester man filed court documents indicating he wants to withdraw his guilty plea to charges he sexually assaulted an underage girl on multiple occasions while she was in his company at various locations in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, including Plymouth, Elkins Park and Whitemarsh.

Abram Cornell Johnson, 34, of the 1400 block of North Wales Road, through his lawyers, filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea in Montgomery County Court on Monday.

Johnson was scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 2 after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of a child and sexual assault in connection with incidents that occurred between 1998 and 2016 when the victim was between the ages of 4 and 22.

Good grief! 18 years starting from age 4!

“The defendant now seeks to withdraw his guilty plea and have the matter scheduled for trial. The defendant maintains, as he has since his arrest, that he should be found not guilty of some or all of these charges,” defense lawyer Matthew Sedacca wrote in court papers.

It’s unclear if Judge Leonard N. Zito, a senior judge from Northampton County, will hold a hearing on the request. An out-of-county judge was assigned to preside over the case because Johnson is known by a member of the Montgomery County bench.

Under state law, judges have the discretion to permit defendants to withdraw a guilty plea at any time before the imposition of a sentence, Sedacca argued.

Previously, Zito allowed Johnson to remain free on bail pending the sentencing hearing. Johnson had to surrender his passport as a condition of bail. Zito also ordered Johnson to have no contact with the victim or her family.

Johnson potentially faces decades in prison on the charges.

Is this just a way to delay the inevitable? Is he assuming that he will continue to remain free on bail until the trial is concluded?

After Johnson’s guilty plea, Assistant District Attorney Erika Lyn Wevodau indicated she’d seek at least a 10-year mandatory prison term that is available under law to prosecutors for the charge of rape of a child. Wevodau argued the multiple incidences of abuse and the longevity of the abuse warranted a lengthy prison sentence.

Is she serious? 10 years for 18 years of rape starting as a toddler? Maybe 10 years for each year of rape would be more appropriate.

An investigation began in December 2016, when a woman reported to the Plymouth Township Police Department that she had been sexually assaulted by Johnson over the course of several years at various times while she was in his company.

The woman told detectives that at the age of 4 she resided in Philadelphia and that Johnson, who knew her family, sexually assaulted her and raped her on at least one occasion while he was at her home, according to the criminal complaint filed by Plymouth Detective Joseph LaPenta III.

The victim reported that between the ages of 6 and 14 she resided at another Philadelphia residence and that Johnson sexually assaulted her “over a hundred times” when he visited that residence during those years, court papers indicate.

The victim told detectives that when she was between the ages of 14 and 16 her family lived in Elkins Park and she said Johnson “would figure out when no one would be home” and visit her. The victim claimed Johnson also occasionally took her to his Blue Bell residence at that time and sexually assaulted her there, according to the arrest affidavit.

Other sexual assaults occurred while the victim was living at a Plymouth residence when she was between 16- and 18-years of age and later at her Whitemarsh residence, detectives alleged.

During the December 2016 investigation, the victim consented to an intercepted phone call with Johnson and prosecutors approved the wiretap after determining the victim’s consent was given freely and voluntarily, according to court documents. That recorded call between the victim and Johnson occurred on Dec. 15, 2016, court documents indicate.

“During the conversation, Johnson admits to having sexual relations with (the victim) while she was a teenager, but later said the sexual assaults began when she was seven years of age,” LaPenta alleged.

“Johnson repeatedly apologizes for his actions during the entire conversation. Johnson goes on to state his past actions have done damage and admits to starting something and not stopping it,” LaPenta alleged in the arrest affidavit.

Tennessee man sentenced for possessing
child porn in federal prison
The Associated Press 

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal prison inmate from Knoxville, Tennessee, already serving time for trafficking in child pornography has received another lengthy term for possessing child sex abuse images and videos inside the prison.

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say Charles Wesley Bush received a 10-year sentence Monday, a term he will serve after his current sentence is completed. The 38-year-old Knoxville, Tennessee man had pleaded guilty in May.

Prosecutors say Bush was among several Fort Dix inmates who used contraband cellphones and removable storage cards to share child porn. Six other inmates have pleaded guilty to similar charges.

Bush admitted having a memory card with 2,471 images and 95 videos of child porn, some of which depicted prepubescent children. He also admitted using a smartphone to view and possess child porn.

He in prison after being sentence on child pornography charges in federal court in Knoxville in August, 2013. Bush was indicted in October, 2012, and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Knoxville in March, 2013.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, authorities learned about Bush because he was distributing child pornography through the Internet. A check of his computer showed there were more than 200 images of child porn and 299 video files of child porn.

The FBI investigated the case Knoxville case.

Wisconsin man charged with child sexual assault
Beloit Daily News

JANESVILLE - A Janesville man has been charged for an alleged sexual assault of a child under the age of 16, according to a Rock County criminal complaint.

Eric M. Mongeon, 33, is charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 16 for alleged incidents that occurred in September of this year, the complaint said.

Mongeon was convicted in 2014 of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to court records. He faces maximum penalties of $100,000 in fines and 40 years in prison for both assault counts.

An Esteemed NY Doctor, Child Sexual Abuse Claims
and a Hospital That Knew for Years
By Christina Goldbaum

For almost 30 years, parents sought out Dr. Reginald Archibald when their children would not grow. They came to his clinic at The Rockefeller University Hospital, a prominent New York research institution, where he treated and studied children who were small for their age.

He also may have sexually abused many of them.

The hospital sent a letter last month to former patients of Dr. Archibald asking about their contact with him. Ten days later, on Oct. 5, it posted a statement online saying it had evidence of the doctor’s “inappropriate” behavior with some patients and that it first had learned of credible allegations against him in 2004. The letter went out to as many as 1,000 people, said a former patient who spoke with a hospital administrator.

Dr. Archibald, an endocrinologist who spent most of his career at Rockefeller, died in 2007. His son, Larry, declined to comment. “This doesn’t make any sense to me,” he said.

The New York Times spoke with 17 people, most of them men, who said they were abused by Dr. Archibald when they were young boys or adolescents. Most of them learned of the possibility of other victims for the first time when they received the letter. A few, however, said they had filed complaints with the hospital or authorities in the past, but their allegations were not investigated.

“To know that they knew about this in 2004 and didn’t reach out to people, it’s absolutely outrageous,” said Matt Harris, now 58, a former patient of Dr. Archibald.

The men all described similar experiences with Dr. Archibald, who would tell them to disrobe when they were alone in his examination room. He would masturbate them or ask them to masturbate, sometimes to ejaculation.

The doctor took pictures of them, while they were naked, with a Polaroid camera, and measured their penises both flaccid and erect, the men said.

Their stories paint a picture of an esteemed doctor who wielded great authority with parents desperate to help their children and patients too young to know the difference between legitimate medical practice and molestation. The alleged abuse would have occurred in an era in which few safeguards existed for those patients.

“You are robbed of knowing what’s real and what’s not real. That’s the real cost of this thing,” said Mr. Harris, who, like many of the patients who spoke with The Times, has talked to a lawyer.

In response to questions from The Times, the hospital said in a statement Thursday that after the letters were sent, it heard from many former patients alleging abuse. The hospital said it has set up a fund to provide counseling for the victims.

“We are appalled to hear those accounts of Dr. Archibald’s reprehensible behavior. We deeply regret pain and suffering caused to any of Dr. Archibald’s former patients,” the statement read.

A hospital spokesman declined to answer questions about when the hospital first learned of the allegations and why it did not try to contact a wider array of former patients earlier. In its earlier statement, the hospital said that in 2004, it received an allegation of “impropriety” during Dr. Archibald’s physical examinations, which it did not specify.

The hospital said it informed the Manhattan district attorney’s office, the state office that oversees medical conduct and a federal research agency. It also hired Debevoise & Plimpton, a law firm, to investigate. The inquiry turned up two additional reports dating to the 1990s.

Earlier this year, separate allegations against Dr. Archibald were reported to the hospital, which again hired Debevoise & Plimpton. “Based on its investigation, the law firm concluded that some of Dr. Archibald’s behaviors involving these patients were inappropriate,” the statement said.

The hospital said it has scrubbed Dr. Archibald’s name from its web pages and rescinded his emeritus status.

The possibility of a large number of victims could pose a serious financial threat to the research institution. Under current New York law, the statute of limitations for victims to sue the hospital has long passed.

But a proposed change to the law, supported by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, would lengthen the statute of limitations for filing criminal charges and civil suits in child sexual abuse cases, and crucially, create a one-year window in which all victims could sue, regardless of when the abuse happened. The
legislation has been held up in the State Senate and is vigorously opposed by institutions, including the Roman Catholic Church, which has argued that the one-year window could lead to catastrophic financial damage.

NY State Senate works for the Catholic Church, their insurers, the Boy Scouts and their insurers, and for themselves. They certainly are not the least concerned about the thousands of people sexually abused as children under the Catholic or Boy Scouts umbrella. And they will not be the least concerned about Dr Archibald's victims.

Dr. Archibald worked as a doctor, researcher and professor at The Rockefeller University Hospital from 1941 to 1946 and again from 1948 to 1980. He kept his affiliation with the institution, as an emeritus, until 1987.

His former patients remembered him as avuncular and authoritative, with white hair as he grew older. They also remembered his strange methods. Their allegations suggest a pattern of sexual abuse from the 1950s through the 1970s among patients as young as 6 and as old as 17.

Michael Manfre, now 57, recalled Dr. Archibald asking him to masturbate when he was about 12 years old and then doing it himself. “Keep trying,” Mr. Manfre, of Massapequa, N.Y., remembered Dr. Archibald saying, encouraging him to ejaculate.

Mr. Harris, who now lives in Port Washington, N.Y., said that during a visit in the 1970s, the doctor massaged the area between his testes and anus, asking if it felt good.

Many of Dr. Archibald’s patients were short for their age, and their parents worried about the teasing and shame they might experience in school if they hit puberty years behind their peers.

Dr. Archibald was known as a growth specialist who administered hormones, such as testosterone, which he hypothesized could help spur puberty and increase the height children would reach. To better understand children’s growth and create a control group, he often had siblings come to the clinic, former patients said.

Taking measurements of boys’ genitals when doctors were concerned about delayed puberty was considered normal until the 1980s or 1990s, said Dr. Howard Markel, a professor of medical history at the University of Michigan. But doing so when they were erect, asking them to masturbate, particularly while the doctor was present, was not considered acceptable, even at that time, he said.

Nearly every victim remembered having to strip naked, stand against a wall and hold their palms out facing forward while Dr. Archibald took photographs. One patient provided a copy of a release signed by that person’s mother giving Rockefeller permission to photograph her child “for the advancement of medical science.”

At least two articles published by Dr. Archibald contain pictures of naked boys in the stance described by these victims. One of those articles also contains close-ups of the boys’ genitals.

While almost every alleged victim said the abuse occurred in the doctor’s examination room, one described a dark encounter far away from the hospital. A 58-year-old Brooklyn man said he believed Dr. Archibald raped him on a trip to the doctor’s Canadian summer home.

The former patient, who asked to be identified only by his first name, John, because of the nature of the alleged assault, said Dr. Archibald watched him masturbate during examinations at the hospital. But one summer, when he was about 13, the doctor convinced his parents to let John accompany him to the house.

One of Dr. Archibald’s former neighbors in Pelham, N.Y., who visited the lake, recalled that every year Dr. Archibald would take a young boy to help prepare the wooden cabins for his family’s visit.

John said Dr. Archibald tried to shower with him at a motel on the two-day trip to the house but he ran out of the bathroom. Once they arrived, John said, he believed Dr. Archibald drugged and raped him. He angrily insisted on being taken home, he said.

Dr. Archibald spent only two years of his career away from Rockefeller when, in 1946, he took a job at Johns Hopkins University.

It is unknown how many children participated in Dr. Archibald’s studies.

He maintained records of an estimated 9,000 patients who visited him and other doctors at Rockefeller, according to one victim who said she met with a hospital official and three attorneys representing the hospital in September.

That victim said those attorneys and Dr. Barry Coller, the hospital’s physician in chief, told her that the hospital sent letters to more than 1,000 former patients they were able to identify and locate.

The hospital would not comment on how many former patients received a letter.

Six more child sex abuse charges for Louisiana teacher
By:  Jonathon Freeman 

BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KTAL)The Bossier Parish elementary school physical education teacher who was arrested last week on child sex crimes has been charged with six additional sex crimes involving six children.

On Friday afternoon, Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives charged Aubrey “Perry” Norcross, 47, with four counts of molestation of a juvenile and two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. He remains incarcerated in the Bossier Maximum Security Facility where he faces a total bond of $2,000,000.

“Our detectives are continuing a thorough and detailed investigation in this child sex abuse case that has impacted our community,” said Sheriff Whittington. “While I know it’s painful for these young victims and their families to come forward and tell their stories, I commend them for their bravery in the midst of this difficult time. This perpetrator is behind bars, and they can begin their own healing process.

“The support our detectives are receiving from the educators and leadership at Bossier Parish Schools and the incredible professionals at the Gingerbread House is phenomenal,” said Sheriff Whittington. Bossier detectives are conducting interviews with other young people and family members, and Sheriff Whittington encourages anyone who was sexually abused by this man to please contact the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203.

“We will not rest until all victims are heard,” stressed Sheriff Whittington.

Norcross also faces a lawsuit along with the Bossier Parish School Board.

The lawsuit says the school board failed to train teachers and employees about awareness and recognition of sexual misconduct by other employees. They also say school agents should have known about what they call Norcross 'corrupt behavior' and the school district failed to protect students from him. There was not a specific amount of money asked in the lawsuit. The lawsuit says the Bossier School Board is responsible for all medical expenses, pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

The school district issued a statement saying they can't comment on pending litigation. 

Bossier Parish, LA

Man charged with child sex abuse gets
12-month sentence in New Hampshire
Michael Mortensen 

LACONIA — A local man, accused of sexual activity with a child, was will spend at least 10 months in confinement after pleading guilty in Belknap Superior Court Friday.

Justin Thomas, 22, of 72 Batchelder St., in Laconia, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of a sex abuse image.

On the endangerment charge, Judge Gillian Abramson sentenced Thomas to 12 months in the House of Correction with two months suspended on condition of seven years good behavior. On the sex abuse image charge, Abramson handed down a 3½- to seven-year sentence with all the time suspended, also on condition of seven years good behavior. The suspended sentence will begin once Thomas is released from confinement.

According to court records, Thomas allegedly used the internet in 2016 to lure a then-12-year-old girl to meet him and and then enticed her to perform various sex acts while he recorded them visually.

As part of his sentence Thomas is required to submit to sex offender assessment and treatment. He will also be on probation for two years after he is released, and will then have to register as a sexual offender.

As part of the negotiated plea, the Belknap County Attorney’s Office decided not to prosecute Thomas on five other counts of possession of child abuse images, another count of endangering the welfare of a minor, and a charge of using a computer to pursue an opportunity to commit sexual assault.

RN, nursing assistant (Mother & Daughter) enter pleas in PA child sexual abuse case
By John Beauge
Special to PennLive

WILLIAMSPORT -- A registered nurse and a certified nursing assistant pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct charges in a case in which they were accused of failing to report sexual activity involving youngsters.

Arlene Poust, 58, and daughter Tiffany Marie Poust, 23, both of Williamsport, were immediately sentenced Friday by Lycoming County Judge Marc F. Lovecchio. Each was placed each on six months' probation and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.

They have had their nursing licenses suspended, although Tiffany Poust no longer works in that field, the judge was told.

Each was facing more serious charges but District Attorney Kenneth Osokow said there was a significant issue whether some of them were applicable. He said he offered the plea agreement to avoid the possibility of an appeal if they were convicted of those charges.

Requests to place them an accelerated rehabilitative disposition program were denied, he said 

The charges that were dismissed following sentencing were based on the Pousts, due to their jobs, being required by law to report allegations of child abuse.

The Pousts were charged after parents of 5- and 3-year-old girls said they failed to report sexual activity that boys ages 14 and 6 had with the girls and 4 -year-old child.

Charging documents alleged that the Pousts were aware of the sexual activity, which occurred in early November 2015 in a small camper and playhouse in Williamsport's East End, but did not report it.

The two Pousts and Thomas Post, 69, were initially all charged with endangering the welfare of children. The charges against Thomas Poust, later were withdrawn.

The two women also were charged with failure to report suspected child abuse. Arlene Poust's failure to cooperate was the basis of a charge of obstruction in child abuse cases, police said.

The 14-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile with rape, police said.

The parents of the two girls in 2016 pleaded guilty to simple assault charges for attacking Tiffany Poust because she had not reported the abuse.

Would have been nice to know why the Pousts failed to report. 

Tennessee man arrested on murder,
child sex abuse charges
News Courier
A man who told cops he accidentally shot and killed his wife in January was arrested Friday on warrants after a grand jury indicted him on murder and sexual abuse charges, according to the Limestone County Sheriff's Office.

On Jan. 25, Athens Police officers responded to a shooting in the 2000 block of Levert Avenue. They found 35-year-old Cheryl L. Holt dead in a living room from a gunshot wound. Chief Floyd Johnson told The News Courier at the time that Holt's husband, later identified 30-year-old Thomas Edward Green, admitted to accidentally shooting Holt.

LCSO investigators received a report April 11 from the Limestone County Department of Human Resources accusing Green of inappropriate sexual contact with a 3-year-old family member, according to Public Information Officer Stephen Young. Young said the incident occurred at Green's residence in Elkmont.

"Green was interviewed about the complaint, and he admitted to having the child in his home around the time investigators believed that the incident occurred," Young said. "... Green has not had any contact with the child since the allegations came to light."

Young said the cases were presented to a grand jury last week. Green, whose address is now listed as 9 Franklin Road in Ardmore, Tennessee, is being held in the Limestone County Jail on one count of murder and one count of sex abuse of a child under 12. Bond is set at $45,000.