South Korea man arrested for operating porn website
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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.
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Friday, 31 May 2019
Police charge 16 in burning death of sexually abused Bangladesh teenagerBy Elizabeth Shim
South Korea man arrested for operating porn website
By Clyde Hughes
Bangladesh activists hold posters demanding justice for Nusrat Jahan Rafi during a rally in April.
Authorities announced Tuesday they charged 16 people in connection with the teenager's death.
Photo by Monirul Alam/EPA-EFE
(UPI) -- Sixteen people have been charged in the death of a 19-year-old Bangladesh student who was set on fire after refusing to drop sexual assault charges against the principal of her madrasa.
Nasrat Jahan Rafi was bound, doused with kerosene and set on fire last month in Feni.
Police Bureau of Investigation chief Banaj Kumar Majumder said Tuesday he finalized charges against a group of students and others, led by Siraj Ud Doula, principal of the Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasathe, the Daily Star reported.
Majumder is accused of ordering the group to first pressure Rafi and her family to drop the sexual assault accusations.
Rafi accused the principal of assaulting her on March 27.
When that did not work, he then ordered her slaying, the police chief said.
On April 6 she was burned and died four days later at Dhaka Medical College Hospital with burns on 80 percent of her body.
The slaying spurred protests.
Majumder said police have confessions from 12 of the suspects and have interviewed 92 witnesses as part of the investigation.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina promised Rafi's family last month that the killers will be brought to justice.
"None of the culprits will be spared from legal action," Hasina said after meeting the family, the Dhaka Tribune reported.
South Korea man arrested for operating porn website
South Korea bans pornography in all its forms. Local police have arrested a man for distributing material online, according to press reports on Tuesday. File Photo by Yonhap
(UPI) -- A South Korean man who operated a pornographic site based in the Philippines has been arrested, police in Korea's Jeju Province said Tuesday.
Police said they arrested the man, identified only by his last name Ko, on suspicion of violating Korea's information and communication law, the juvenile protection act and the foreign exchange transactions act, according to Newsis.
Ko uploaded more than 25,000 types of pornographic material from January 2017 to April 2019, including child pornography, according to police.
The suspect operated offices in Manila and Osaka, Japan, possibly to evade censorship that affects South Korea-based sites.
Pornography in all its forms is illegal in South Korea, although the law is not regularly enforced. Distribution of illicit material can lead to a fine, or a two-year sentence, and the South Korean government blocks most sites.
Ko made substantial profits from disseminating pornography online, earning fees that totaled more than $480,000 in 2017 and 2018. Fees earned were collected in Philippine pesos to circumvent South Korean authorities.
The suspect also operated gambling sites through which he earned nearly $150,000 in fees.
South Korea police were able to identify Ko with help from Interpol, and after registering his data to the database of stolen and lost travel documents.
Ko was apprehended in March, when he attempted to travel to Japan, according to Newsis on Tuesday. Asia has strict laws against pornography, including neighboring China.
Chinese authorities reportedly arrested the last two main suspects running a live-streaming porn site, according to the South China Morning Post last week.
The suspects were arrested in the Philippines, according to the report.
The site made $2.3 million in five months and registered over 900,000 users before it was shut down.
And those are just a fraction of the sick and pathetic paedophiles out there.
WA child protection authorities took >4 years to review foster carer despite serious sexual abuse claim
The West Australian
It took the WA Department of Child Protection more than four years before they placed a foster carer’s status under review despite receiving a serious complaint of child sexual abuse allowing the man to then go on to offend against other children.
Over the course of several years, the man, who The West Australian has chosen not to name to protect the identities of his victims, raped and indecently assaulted six young children, between 2007 and 2011, who were aged between six and 10 years old.
The first offence took place just 14 days after the 73-year-old former painter and decorator and his wife were approved to take care of the vulnerable youngsters, many of whom had no where else to go.
Some of the children spent weeks with the couple, while others spent years. All were sexually abused.
One of the victims, who was subjected to some of the worst abuse, complained to authorities however she was not believed. The man then went on to abuse four more children, including one a few years later who was not a foster child.
His horrific offending was only discovered after a letter written by one of his victims, who was eight years old at the time, was found in 2016 in which she wrote: “I feel safe when loved. I feel sad when I have sex with my granddad.”
Yesterday, the man was jailed for 15 years and four months for what District Court Judge Christopher Stevenson described as the “brazen” and “systematic” sexual abuse of vulnerable children who had been placed in his care.
The court heard how the man, who used Viagra to carry out his crimes, managed to fool authorities by ingratiating himself with case workers and lying to police officers by telling them he was impotent to avoid being charged.
His status as a carer was only placed under review in October 2013 but three months later the man withdrew his application as a foster carer. He then went on to abuse another child.
Judge Stevenson described the treatment by authorities of the young girl, who first complained in 2009, as a “Spanish Inquisition” adding it was now fortunate interviews concerning sexual abuse victims were no longer conducted in the same manner.
He rejected the suggestion the crimes were opportunistic saying there was a considerable amount of premeditation with the man often ensuring he was alone with the children to carry out his crimes.
Not to mention the Viagra.
In determining his sentence, Judge Stevenson said he took into account the man’s age, his physical disability - the court heard the man’s right leg had been amputated - and the fact that he had some form of dementia. But he said he would also take into account the fact he had showed no remorse for his crimes and continued to protest his innocence.
“There’s no remorse and no insight to the harm you have caused to each one of your victims,” he said. “You rolled the dice. You have taken away any opportunity for a discount.”
He also compared the situation the children found themselves in as like that of David and Goliath, except worse.
“When one thinks about the position that you were in, with respect to each of the foster children in your care, the difference in position is significant,” he said. “At least David had a stone. Those children had nothing. They had nobody and nothing and you had absolute control and power over them in every sense including as to where they could live and what would happen in the event that you said things to DCP about their behaviour. The breach of trust and the power you had was significantly disparate.”
A Department of Communities spokesman said since these offences were committed, the assessment of potential foster carers had been enhanced and strengthened - including an annual carer review.
An annual carer review. For new carers there should be a review within a few days, another after a month and another after 6 months.
Judge Stevenson sentenced the carer to 15 years and four months and made him eligible for parole.
And did he forbid him from ever having Viagra in his possession ever again?
Celtic set to reveal two-year secret probe into boy's club sex abuse scandal
By Keith McLeod
Celtic are to reveal a two-year probe into child sex abuse
Celtic FC is set to announce it has secretly conducted a two-year investigation into the child sex abuse scandal at Celtic Boys’ Club.
The club is expected to reveal the probe on Sunday amid a growing clamour for justice for victims.
Pressure has been intensifying since four vile paedophiles were convicted of a catalogue of abuse spanning decades - and Daily Record revelations that boys’ club leaders were investigated and cleared of any wrong doing by the Celtic FC board in 1986.
Our story detailed how the club probed claims that boys were arriving home late from training, boys were being taken out socially and boys were being taken to weekend tournaments that did not exist.
The then Celtic FC board branded the 1980s claims as “scurrilous” and said that they should be “buried once and for all”.
Frank Cairney was jailed earlier this year for a 20-year long campaign of abuse (Image: Daily Record)
The Record revelations appeared to be at odds with the club’s position that the boys' club was an “entirely separate” organisation.
On Sunday Celtic FC is expected to say that the secret investigation has been taking place over the past two years.
The club will say that it has been unable to announce the probe until now because of the criminal investigations and court cases involving beasts Jim Torbett, 71, Jim McCafferty, 73, Frank Cairney, 83 and Gerald King, 66.
The results of the new investigation are not yet known.
Our story - from May 17 - documented that Celtic had been aware of allegations involving Torbett and Cairney as far back as the mid 80s.
Former Celtic Boys' Club coach Jim Torbett pictured at Celtic Park with one of his abuse victims, Kenny Campbell (Image: Daily Record)
Celtic FC had previously said it first became aware of allegations in the 1990s.
The fact that the Celtic FC board had investigated and cleared the boys’ club leaders in 1986 also appeared to undermine the club’s position that the boys’ club was totally separate.
Many of Torbett’s vile crimes happened after Celtic had cleared the boys’ club leaders and endorsed them.
Today a well-placed source close to the club revealed: “The club have been looking into this issue for the last two years. It’s expected that they will issue a statement soon confirming that an investigation has been on-going, but because of the on-going legal process they have been unable to discuss it.”
Celtic FC has faced intense criticism over its response to the convictions, insisting the main club is separate from the Boys’ Club.
Days after Torbett’s jailing in November Celtic FC said: ”Celtic Football Club wishes to express our deep regret that the incidents took place and sympathy for the victims who suffered abuse. We are grateful for the courage of those who have come forward to report abuse and to give evidence after such a long period of time.
“We have great respect for them and their families as they continue to cope with the distressing effects of the abuse they suffered. Allegations regarding abuse at Celtic Boys’ Club first emerged in the 1990s.
“Although Celtic Football Club is an entirely separate organisation, we have always taken these allegations extremely seriously because of our historic contacts with Celtic Boys’ Club. All investigations by the police and other inquiries were given our full support.”
But the Record’s revelations showed how Celtic had reacted to allegations of wrong doing in the 1980s involving boys’ club leaders.
We published a statement from the club from December 1986. It said: ”A Sunday newspaper recently carried a story which cast a shadow over the Celtic Boys’ Club in general, and some of the leaders in particular.
“It also included a clear inference that the Celtic Football Club had not taken appropriate action with regard to the allegations contained in the article. In actual fact, the Celtic Board investigated the rumours and interviewed the men concerned in depth and could find nothing to substantiate the stories that were being circulated.
“During the course of the last 10 days, Celtic Football Club and the boys’ club have been in receipt of hundreds of letters and phone calls from boys and their parents, past and present, stating their complete support and backing of all involved with the boys’ club.
“It must be clearly emphasised that apart from this newspaper article, inspired by the former chairman of the boys’ club, not one single complaint has been received by any other person with a Celtic connection.
“The boys’ club leaders who have been placed under a cloud as a result of these rumours have instructed their lawyers to take the appropriate course of action and, if necessary, to go to a court of law to make sure these scurrilous stories are buried once and for all.”
At the time of the 1986 investigation by the Celtic FC board, their then vice-chairman Kevin Kelly was also president of Celtic Boys’ Club. He was also an employee of Torbett at his trophy business in Glasgow’s Shawlands.
At the boys’ club AGM in 1987 – just months after the allegations came to light – Kelly said that because of the way “true friends” had rallied round, the “criticism” of the boys’ club had made it stronger.
Patrick McGuire, a partner with Thompsons Solicitors, who are representing the victims, said of our story in May: “These new revelations uncovered by the Record go further than ever before in disproving the ridiculous assertion that the boys’ club and Celtic were separate organisations.
“The survivors my team represent deserve answers from the club about these investigations and they continue to be shocked and insulted that the board maintain that the boys’ club and Celtic FC are separate organisations.
“The survivors must receive an official apology from the club and be properly compensated for the terrible things that happened to them when, as children, they were under Celtic’s care.”
At the club most associated with serial child sex offender Barry Bennell in England - Manchester City - a fund has been set up to offer compensation to victims. But Celtic’s actions to date have shown no sign of following that lead.
Life-long Celtic fan James Dornan MSP published a letter criticising the club’s stance on Thursday saying that Chief Executive Peter Lawwell’s stance had brought “shame” on the club. Celtic responded on Thursday night claiming the comments were “unfair” and “misguided”.
Lawwell has since written to both Dornan and Tory MSP Adam Tomkins in response to criticisms they levelled at him and his club.
Wiltshire man gets 5 years for grooming and sexually abusing a 14 y/o girl
26 year old Daniel Reed has been sentenced for his offences against a 14 year old girl.
Reed, who's from Oak Close in Farley, has been given a five year prison sentence - as well as being subject to a sexual harm prevention order indefinitely. He's been handed his punishment at a Salisbury Crown Court hearing this morning (Friday May 31st).
Reed had pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual activity with a child at an earlier hearing.
The offences took place between February and May 2018.
VICTIM GROOMED OVER MANY MONTHS:
Wiltshire Police have praised the 14 year old girl for her 'bravery and co-operation' with the investigation.
Detective Constable Kim Weston said: "Over many months, Reed groomed his 14-year-old victim to the point that she trusted him and believed that she loved him.
"During some of her most vulnerable times, he used that trust to enter into a sexual relationship with her.
Five years hardly seems adequate for this creep. The girl will still be in her teens when he gets out. But judges don't seem to think about that.
"The victim has shown unbelievable strength through this process and I hope that the sentence today allows her time to heal and move forward with her life."
SUPPORT AVAILABLE TO VICTIMS:
Following this case, officers are encouraging any victims of sexual abuse to speak out and be reassured that they will get the support they need.
DC Kim Weston said: "We know that child sexual abuse can have a long-lasting impact on victims, right into adulthood and that they need appropriate specialist support.
"It is vital that victims report abuse, so that they can get the support they need. We as the police can investigate crimes and work collaboratively with the Crown Prosecution Service to bring offenders to justice.
"If you have been abused, please speak to someone you know. Here at Wiltshire Police we take all reports seriously and would urge people to call us on 101."
There's also more advice available on the Wiltshire Police website.
Adelaide juror who took photos of alleged child sex abuse crime scene forces retrial
By Meagan Dillon
An Adelaide juror on a child sex abuse case has caused a mistrial, meaning a teenage girl will have to give evidence a second time, after he took his own photographs of the alleged crime scene.
The Court of Criminal Appeal has quashed the convictions of a man aged in his 40s because of the juror's photographs, and ordered a retrial after finding there had been a miscarriage of justice.
A District Court jury had found the man guilty of one count of communicating with the intention of making a child amenable to sexual activity and three counts of indecent assault against a child.
Chief Justice Chris Kourakis stated trial judge Peter Brebner was informed that a juror had photographed the scene of the alleged sex assault before showing three fellow jurors.
Judge Brebner dismissed the rogue juror before asking the other three if they could remove the information they had learnt outside of the trial "from their subconscious".
"The jurors answered that they could," Justice Kourakis said.
"The judge declined to dismiss jurors 35, 50 and 28.
"If they had been discharged there would have been insufficient jurors to complete the trial and a mistrial would have been declared.
"The jurors' commitment to their duty can only be commended and it could not be doubted that they would have tried their level best."
But Justice Kourakis said he was "not at all satisfied" that the jurors, when discussing whether the area where the girl was allegedly assaulted was well-lit or dark, could have "exercised such a discipline over their minds" to not think of conversations with the other juror.
"The human mind has no inherent capacity to compartmentalise information according to its source," he said.
Images stored in folder marked 'my eyes only'
During the trial, the prosecution stated that the man and 14-year-old girl would communicate through Snapchat and the accused had a folder within the application titled "my eyes only", containing 120 images of her.
"He agreed that he retained some of the images she had sent him by screenshotting them," Justice Kourakis stated.
"He denied that he had ever asked her to send him inappropriate photographs, that he had engaged in any inappropriate conversation, or that he had sent her photographs of his genitals."
Police did not find any images of the girls' exposed breasts on the phone.
Chief Justice Chris Kourakis stated there had been a miscarriage of justice. (Supplied)
The man told the jury that he would screenshot the images if he was "busy" or "driving" so he could look at them later.
"His evidence largely left unexplained why he then moved the screenshots from his camera roll to the 'my eyes only' folder," Justice Kourakis said.
"He denied that he kept the photographs because he was sexually interested in her."
The man is accused of kissing, hugging and touching the girl indecently in several locations throughout rural SA.
Justice Kourakis heard the appeal along with Justices Tim Stanley and Judy Hughes.
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Alabama couple convicted of child sex abuse
across Alabama, Texas and Florida
By Lawrence Specker | email@example.com
A federal jury convicted an Alabama husband and wife this week of a slate of charges involving the sexual exploitation of children for years in Alabama, Texas and Florida.
Mack Junturn Doak, 51 was found guilty on six charges of transportation of a minor with intent to engage criminal sexual activity and three charges of crossing a state line with the intent to engage in a sexual act with a child under 12. His wife and co-defendant Jaycee Luom Doak, 41, was found guilty on six charges of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
According to information released Sunday by the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, the case began in February 2018 when a Monroeville Police Department investigator and a Monroe County Department of Human Resources Caseworker visited three victims, “who disclosed the abuse and indicated that they were unsafe in the defendants’ care.”
State records indicate the Doaks were charged with rape and sexual abuse. It wasn't immediately clear whether they would face state prosecution in the wake of the federal verdict.
During the trial, victims testified that the abuse by Mack Doak had begun in Rosharon, Texas, in 2012. It continued through moves to Butler, Ala., and Pinellas Park, Fla. in 2014; to Thomasville, Ala., in 2016; and finally to Monroeville in 2018. Throughout the six-year period, witnesses testified, Jaycee Doak had been informed of her husband's actions but had discouraged the children from reporting them or otherwise seeking help.
Sentencing is set for Aug. 31. Mack Doak faces a mandatory minimum of 30 years in prison, while Jaycee Doak faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years. Both face the possibility of life in prison.
Investigating agencies included the FBI and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Associate U.S. attorneys Sinan Kalayoglu, Kacey Chappelear and Maria Murphy prosecuted the case.
16 arrested in Ohio undercover child sex stingBy: Gerry Ricciutti
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - More than a dozen people were arrested in the latest sting, investigating child exploitation in Mahoning County.
Investigators have charged 16 suspects, and seven are in custody in what they're calling "Operation Pedo-Cure III."
Not in order of photos:
-- William Ragle, 25, Akron
-- David Kent, 24, Cranberry Twp., Pa.
-- Dennis Dabney II, 47, Salem
-- Ronald Woods III, 23, Austintown
-- Ommar Castro Diaz, 24, Cleveland
-- Steven Sutton, 44, Prospect, Pa.
-- Nicholas Sammartino, 20, Youngstown
-- Andrew Wirth, 30, Ravenna
-- Joel Kurz, 30, Boardman
-- Grant Geib, 24, Orville
-- Darrell Davis, 60, East Liverpool
-- Thomas Yakemovic III, 30, West Middlesex, Pa.
-- Timothy Leverknight, 53, Salem
-- Brian Underwood, 33, Youngstown
-- James McClalin III, 39, Hubbard
-- Charles Stumpf, 23, Akron
The suspects were arrested over a course of three days from Tuesday, May 14 to Thursday, May 16.
The suspects face charges of importuning, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and possession of criminal tools. Investigators say they tried to solicit minor boys and girls for sexual activity.
Those who are not in custody are being placed on electronically-monitored house arrest and have been ordered to avoid any form of internet pornography while they're on bond.
The investigation was conducted by the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office, Ohio Attorney General's Office, Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force, Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Other departments and agencies contributing in the sting include the Mahoning County Prosecutor's Office, the Austintown Police Department, Ohio BCI, The Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Adult Parole Authority, the Warren Police Department, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's ICAC Task Force, the Cortland Police Department, and the New Middletown Police Department.
Montgomery Co., MD man arrested on
child sex abuse, child porn chargesBy Teta Alim | @teta_alim
An Aspen Hill, Maryland, man was arrested this week after police said he secretly recorded three girls in his home and had child pornography.
The investigation began mid-October 2018, when police said detectives looked into the possible distribution of child porn happening through a computer in Montgomery County. Police found that child porn was being stored and distributed from a computer located in an Aspen Hill home.
On May 1, police executed a search warrant at the address and learned that Guevara-Chicas was a resident of the home. During an interview, police said he acknowledged that there was child porn on his computer. He also made statements connected to the existence of secretly recorded videos of three girls that he made while the girls were in his home, police said.
Police later found a micro SD card with images of the young girls after officers executed a second search warrant of Guevara-Chicas’ home.
Stillwater, OK Man Jailed On $50,000 Bail On
Child Sex Abuse Charge Due In CourtBy: Patti Weaver, KYSH
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 47-year-old Stillwater man jailed on $50,000 bail has been ordered to appear before a judge Monday on a charge of sexually abusing a young girl in the neighborhood when he took care of her while her mother was running errands.
When Abbott was interviewed by Stillwater Police Detective Sherae LeJeune, “He advised he was a victim of sexual assault as a child and he would not do the same to a child,” an affidavit alleged.
“Richard did admit that he brought (the girl) into his bedroom and closed the door where they were alone. He said he only brought her in his bedroom to ask if his two sons were playing well with her,” the affidavit alleged.
“He did admit that it was inappropriate to seclude (the girl) in his room and close the door, but insisted he did not sexually assault her. He also admitted to wiping (the girl) after she used the restroom because she refused to wipe herself due to sensory issues,” the affidavit alleged.
The alleged sexual abuse of the girl was reported by her mother after she found the then 8-year-old touching herself on Oct. 24, 2018, before going to sleep, the affidavit alleged.
Asked by her mother why she was doing that and if anyone had done that to her, the girl “replied that she was not supposed to talk about it,” the affidavit alleged.
When her mother told her she could tell her anything, the girl “then disclosed that Richard had touched her vagina,” the affidavit alleged.
During a forensic interview at the Saville Center in Stillwater, the girl said, “Richard tells her to come with him into his bedroom where they do ‘stuff,'” the affidavit alleged.
“On one of the occasions he offered her chocolate to get her to go into his bedroom with him. She said he closes the bedroom door. They lie on the bed and talk and he touches her privates,” the affidavit alleged.
“She drew a picture of what she identified as a penis and advised that was what Richard touched her with…Next to her drawing, she drew a frowning face and stated, ‘I should never have let him do that,'” the affidavit alleged.
“She said Richard touched her buttocks on top of her clothes with his penis and told her not to tell anyone because it was a secret. She said the incidents she recalls happened when she was six or seven years old,” during the daytime, the affidavit alleged.
She said “she was unable to tell her mother what happened because she was scared someone would do something and Richard was present when her mother was there,” the affidavit alleged.
Winona High, Winona State soccer coach arrested on
child sexual assault charges in MinnesotaWinona Daily News
A former Winona High and Winona State soccer coach was arrested this week on suspicion of criminal sexual activity with two 14-year-old girls.
Beckman, a Winona native, coached the girls soccer team at Winona Senior High School from 2013-2017, then served as the interim head coach of Winona State in the 2017 season. He also spent several years coaching in the Rochester youth soccer program, and most recently the head girls soccer coach at Dover-Eyota and an assistant for the Rochester Community and Technical College women’s program. His bio on the RCTC website was removed Thursday.
According to a release from Capt. Scott Behrns of the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, on March 7, the department’s investigations division looked into allegations of inappropriate touching by Beckman against a 14-year-old female during an offseason soccer training session at Dover-Eyota. The alleged offense occurred in December 2018.
As the investigation progressed, the release said, the sheriff’s office learned of another case in which Beckman is alleged to have had forced sexual contact with another 14-year-old girl from July 2016 through December 2017 — while Beckman was coaching in Winona — at his residence in Rochester. The release said Beckman knew the girl “from soccer related activities.”
Beckman was also coaching with the Rochester youth soccer program at the time.
Behrns told the Rochester Post Bulletin it is “quite possible” there are other victims and he made a public request for them to come forward.
“We are very concerned with the things we found,” he told the Post Bulletin.
There were no complaints filed against Beckman while he was coaching at Winona High or Winona State, according to the schools.
In an email, WAPS superintendent Rich Dahman said the school takes seriously all complaints by students, employees, parents or other persons.
"In any situation, anyone who may have knowledge of alleged misconduct should refer the information for further investigation," Dahman said. "These reports could go to any staff member, who would then refer the report to the school principal or superintendent. Any reports involving possible illegal activities would be referred to law enforcement."
3 family members in Oregon arrested for sexual abuse of multiple children over 15-years
Police say they "strongly believe" there are additional victims in this case.
Author: Jared Cowley, KGW
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore — Three Washington County relatives are accused of years of child sex abuse within their family, and police say they "strongly believe" there are additional victims.
The abuse started 15 years ago, police say, in Beaverton and Aloha, and continued until it was reported to police in 2019.
The three suspects, 39-year-old Benito Juarez-Hernandez, his brother, 33-year-old Cupertino Juarez-Hernandez, and Cupertino's ex-wife, 36-year-old Diana Rodriguez, were arrested between April 13 and May 28. Two Washington County grand juries returned indictments on all three suspects.
From left to right, Diana Rodriguez; Cupertino Juarez-Hernandez; and Benito Juarez-Hernandez.
Washington County Sheriff's Office
Cupertino is being held on $5.5 million bail at the Washington County Jail. He faces the following charges: 18 counts of first-degree sodomy, four counts of second-degree sodomy, four counts of first-degree sex abuse, and four counts of second-degree sex abuse.
Diana is being held on $4.75 million bail at the Washington County Jail. She faces the following charges: seven counts of first-degree sodomy, six counts of first-degree rape, four counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.
If you have information about this case, or know about any additional victims, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2700.
Man wanted in Randall County, TX for
continuous sexual abuse of child under 14
by Matthew Watkins
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Amarillo Police are asking for the public's help locating a man wanted in Randall County for sexually abusing a child under 14-years-old.
He is described as 6' tall, weighs 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on Esche's whereabouts is asked to contact Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400, submit a tip online at amapolice.org or through the P3 Tips app. An anonymous tip leading to an arrest could earn a reward of up to $300.
Randall Co., TX
Former Arlington, TX Music Teacher
Charged with Child Sex Abuse
Sounds Good School of Music
A man who taught music lessons in Arlington for 25 years has been arrested and charged with continual sex abuse of a child. 66-year-old Charles Reid Rogers Jr. was arrested on February 13 and Arlington Police publicized the case in April to encourage other victims to come forward.
Rogers was teaching guitar lessons at Sounds Good School of Music on the 5700 block of Forest Bend Drive at the time of the alleged abuse. According to court records, an adult customer was dropping off an instrument to be repaired and walked in on Rogers inappropriately touching a 9-year-old girl.
Rogers denied any inappropriate contact in an interview with police. He was arrested and released on $35,000 bond.
Upon publicizing the case, Arlington Police announced that they would like to speak with former students to determine if there are any other victims. Anyone with information related to this case has been asked to contact Arlington Police detective Trisha Walker at (817) 795-9992 ext. 141.
North Carolina man pleads guilty to sex abuse charges
spanning 23 years and 6 childrenby Associated Press
BURGAW, N.C. — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to charges by police that he sexually abused six children over 23 years.
According to the news release, Garner sexually assaulted five children between 1993 and 2006. The Pender County Sheriff's Office investigated reports of the assaults, but investigators weren't able to gather enough evidence to pursue charges.
In 2016, authorities identified a sixth child victim. An investigator was able to connect the assaults and find similarities between the victims.
Many of Garner's victims, now in their 30s, attended his sentencing and gave impact statements in court.
I'm confused! Did he have his sentencing hearing? Is sentenced to by imposed at a later date? If he has been sentenced, what was his sentence? Good grief!
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Big Bang, Freddie Starr, Baseball MVP, Figure Skaters, Pediatrician, Ellen on Perverted Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Episode XVIII
South Korea Shaken by Rising Drug Use,
Celebrity ScandalsBy Kelly Kasulis
Big Bang singer Lee Seung-hyun -- popularly known as Seungri -- has been linked to a Gangnam-area nightclub called Burning Sun, where several women were allegedly drugged, sexually assaulted and filmed without their consent. Photo by Yonhap
SEOUL, May 10 (UPI) -- Take a look at the news in South Korea lately and it may seem like the nation is in the middle of a celebrity purge -- or even a drug crisis.
K-pop star and actor Park Yoo-chun dominated headlines after he was accused of using methamphetamine with his ex-girlfriend, Hwang Ha-na, the wealthy granddaughter of a major dairy mogul. At first, Park denied the allegations, but he has since confessed -- adding to a long list of other celebrities facing public shame for drug charges in recent months.
"I'm willing to take punishment for what I did, and I will live my life in regret," Park told reporters on Friday, outside Nambu Police Station.
Earlier in April, renown lawyer and TV personality Robert Holley was arrested for allegedly purchasing and using methamphetamine online -- a case that shook millions of South Koreans who watched him for years. That same month, the grandson of one of South Korea's largest conglomerates -- SK Group -- was apprehended for his alleged use of liquefied marijuana.
"My initial reaction was shock, because of the number of cases pouring out at one time. It all came out so suddenly," said Diane Park, 26, who works at the Korea Tourism Organization. "Lately, it seems like that's pretty much all you see on the news."
"Robert Holley's case in particular shocked me. It came out nowhere," said Soon Nim-jun, 55, of Seoul. "The incident went against his perceived character ... Robert Holley was seen as a intelligent, approachable and family-oriented person."
The most high-profile case involves the Burning Sun nightclub scandal and one of South Korea's most famous K-pop stars.
Big Bang singer Lee Seung-hyun -- popularly known as Seungri -- was accused of having managerial ties to a Gangnam-area nightclub called Burning Sun, where several women were allegedly drugged, sexually assaulted and filmed without their consent. Seungri was also implicated for participating in a chatroom where these videos were shared, as well as soliciting prostitutes for foreign investors interested in his companies.
An official investigation has so far revealed that several police officers were bribed to overlook crimes at Burning Sun.
"That's what shocks and scares me the most," Park said. "I remember thinking, 'If the police are in on this, who can we trust?'"
"[The case of] using drugs to rape women was the most shocking," said Lee So-hee, a 26-year-old South Korean university student. "This whole drug scandal is ludicrous. I thought that Korea was safer than other countries because of the strong drug screenings and regulations. But, I guess if you're rich, you can [use] smuggled drugs."
A rising problem
South Korea takes drugs very seriously. While much of the United States has decriminalized or even legalized marijuana use, those who partake in South Korea can face up to five years in prison and a fine up to 50 million won ($42,730).
"Korean society does not approach drug addicts with the goal of healing them," said Kim Hyeong-gun, head of the Seoul Addiction Institute of Psychotherapy. "If one uses drugs, society immediately views them as criminals."
Arrests are also on the rise. There were nearly 6,800 cases involving a violation of the Act on The Control of Narcotics in 2017, according to the latest numbers from the Korean Statistical Information Service. That's a 126 percent increase since 2003.
"The drug problem has indeed increased," Kim said. "It is well-known that drugs are available and are being used in a lot of nightclubs in Gangnam."
However, South Korea's uptick in drug-related arrests hardly indicates a true crisis -- especially when it's compared to the United States, where a drug arrest is estimated to happen every 20 seconds. Many South Koreans still view drug use as a high-society problem limited to the wealthy.
"Celebrities tend to be very stressed out. They feel constant pressure to maintain their popularity, and so they may seek out drugs for 'self care,'" Kim said. "There is also the aspect of celebrities feeling like they're part of a privileged class by using drugs."
Even so, "ordinary Kims and Lees" are also getting caught up in drugs -- particularly meth amphetamines. And the recent wave of celebrity cases has some worried.
"It does concern me. The fact that people are turning to drugs tells me that there's something wrong," Park said. "I think the increasing popularity of drugs hints at a growing state of detachment, isolation and emptiness in our society."
And maybe Godlessness?
Freddie Starr died in Spain, penniless, disgraced
after child sex abuse law suit
after child sex abuse law suit
The UK singer/comedian was a household name from the '70s - '90s
Freddie Starr's body is being left in limbo after his carer admitted she could not afford to bury him in Spain and his family have not yet requested he be repatriated back to Britain.
Nelly Georgieva, 47, says the late comic, who died at his Costa Del Sol apartment on Thursday, is still in a hospital mortuary in Malaga and revealed none of his family have been in touch to talk through funeral arrangements nor request his body.
The live-in carer and close friend of Starr said she has now been left to settle thousands of Euros worth in unpaid medical bills.
The former I'm A Celebrity star sold up and left the UK after losing a £1 million libel case against Karin Ward, then 57.
She claimed he had put his hand up her skirt when she was a teenager, before callously dismissing her as a 'a###less wonder.'
He sued her for libel after she gave interviews saying she was 'horribly, horribly humiliated' by the fallen comic.
A High Court judge ruled Miss Ward was telling the truth and dismissed the case in July 2015.
Starr was 76 years old.
Costa Del Sol, Spain
Ex-Yankees, Expos reliever John Wetteland
arraigned on child sex charges
arraigned on child sex charges
‘He was completely shocked’
By Mike Rosenstein | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
The attorney for John Wetteland maintained the pitcher’s innocence Monday as the former New York Yankees reliever appeared in Denton County (Texas) for his first court date since being arrested in January (3rd story on link), the Dallas Morning News reports.
According to the report, Wetteland, the 1996 World Series MVP, was indicted in March on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Wetteland’s attorney, Derek Adame, spoke Monday after the arraignment hearing. Per the Dallas Morning News:
“What they’ve accused him of, the only thing worse is murder. He was completely shocked [by the allegations].” Neither Wetteland nor his wife, Rebecca Wetteland, spoke to reporters as they left Judge Brody Shanklin’s courtroom ... “Think about someone you think the world of, who you trust,” Adame said. “That’s John Wetteland, for a lot of people.”
According to the report, Wetteland, now 52, allegedly forced a relative to have sex with him three times, starting in 2004. At the time of the alleged assault, the relative was 4 years old. Wetteland assaulted the relative at his home in Texas twice more in the next two years, the accuser told police, according to the report.
Wetteland pitched 12 seasons in the majors. He was a three-time All-Star — once with the Yankees in 1996, who beat the Braves in the World Series; and twice with the Texas Rangers in 1998 and 1999. He had a 2.93 ERA and 330 career saves.
‘Nobody innocent hangs themself’: US figure skater accuses deceased partner of sexual abuse
US pairs skater Bridget Namiotka has accused her former partner John Coughlin of sexual assault, making her statement four months after the man took his own life in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.
In a series of Facebook posts Namiotka claimed to have been continuously assaulted by her ex-partner, alleging that he had killed himself after his sexual crimes began to surface.
“I’m sorry but John hurt at least 10 people including me. He sexually abused me for 2 years. Nobody innocent hangs themselves,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
“Think about the victims when you’re speaking up for what he did to at least 10 girls,” the skater added.
Namiotka teamed up with Coughlin in 2004 when she was 14, spending three full seasons with the skater before splitting up in 2007. In 2006, the couple won silver medals at the junior national championship.
Last December, the US sport which was steadily recovering from the outrageous Nassar sexual-abuse scandal, was hit again after allegations of sexual misconduct were brought against Coughlin, a skater who represented the country at major international figure skating events.
SafeSport, an independent nonprofit organization which describes its goals as battling against “all forms of abuse in sport,” suspended Coughlin from figure skating after it launched investigations into sexual abuse allegations brought against him.
A day after his interim suspension and one week before the US Championships, Coughlin died by suicide (4th story on link) at the age of 33.
Rockefeller University Hospital knew about
alleged sex abuse as early as 1960s
alleged sex abuse as early as 1960s
Frank Esposito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News
An investigation at Rockefeller University Hospital by its own attorneys concluded that one of their prominent physicians abused children during his tenure there, and officials were aware of his behavior possibly as early as 1961.
Dr. Reginald Archibald, formerly of Pelham, allegedly abused hundreds and possibly thousands of children during his tenure at Rockefeller University Hospital.
The report details new findings and confirms many of the allegations about how Archibald used his status to find victims. One stunning development revealed was that Archibald kept a cabin on a remote island in Canada where he invited patients, according to the report.
Archibald would invite the children there under the pretext given to the parents of a special summer opportunity for them. Several people have claimed that Archibald abused them at the cabin, according to the Debevoise report.
Archibald had numerous reports made against him.
In 1961 the New York County District Attorney's office presented information to a grand jury, which didn't charge Archibald with an offense. There is also no publicly available record of this proceeding, and no way to know what information was put before the grand jury or why the grand jury decided what it did.
Debevoise found that searches of public databases for law enforcement action against Archibald failed to uncover any instances, but the hospital discovered a reference to this grand jury proceeding in early 2019.
The grand jury came after subpoenas were issued in late 1960 for medical records for two of Archibald’s patients. Debevoise believes those were prompted by complaints.
The exterior grounds and buildings of Rockefeller University on York Avenue in New York, March 14, 2019. (Photo: Mark Vergari/The Journal News)
"The physician-in-chief himself also thought Archibald’s approach to examinations, in taking genital measurements, was questionable," wrote Debevoise.
The physician-in-chief died in 2005.
Archibald writes back to alleged victim
In 1996, a former patient wrote a letter complaining that Archibald engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct during examinations in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
At the suggestion of hospital management, Archibald wrote a letter back to the former patient, the report said. Archibald stopped working for Rockefeller in the 1980s.
The former patient also sent a letter to the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct. Debevoise found no record of the state office following up with Rockefeller.
Debevoise also found that complaints to the NYPD and the FBI were made around 1989-1990 and that complaints to the Pelham Police and Westchester County District Attorney’s Office were made in approximately 1999.
The report concludes that more could have been done. "There were warning signs that could have been seen, appreciated or further pursued earlier," wrote Debevoise.
The report claims Archibald would sexually stimulate his patients and take nude photos of them in various states of arousal. The whereabouts of those pictures still remains a mystery.
"To date, neither Debevoise nor Rockefeller has located any repository of these photographs. While it cannot be concluded with certainty, there is reason to believe that nearly all of the photographs were destroyed," wrote Debevoise.
Several people previously accused Archibald of using his volunteerism at Boys Club swimming pools as a way to hunt for victims.
"Patients were often referred to Archibald, who had a reputation as a prominent physician at the time, by their schools, by other physicians, or by youth organizations where Archibald served as a volunteer," wrote Debevoise.
Jennifer Freeman, at Marsh Law Firm PLLC, which represents more than 200 alleged victims, provided this statement.
"While this report is far from a complete picture of the atrocities committed by Dr. Archibald, it offers a shocking confirmation that Rockefeller University Hospital knowingly employed a child sexual abuser for decades," Wrote Freeman.
Ellen de Generes gives emotional interview
recalling sexual abuseREBECCA O'KEEFFE, HER
She spoke candidly.
The TV personality was a guest on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman when she opened up.
Ellen opened up about being abused by her mother's former partner while she was young.
"He told me when she was out of town that he'd felt a lump in her breast and needed to feel my breasts because he didn't want to upset her, but he needed to feel mine."
Ellen's story continued, as she explained the assault.
"Again, 'cause I didn't know about bodies, I don't know that breasts are all different and... Anyway, he convinced me that he needs to feel my breasts and then he tries to do it again another time, and then another time."
Ellen DeGeneres went on to explain that she didn't tell her mum about the assault, because she didn't want to "ruin her happiness".
However, when she turned 18 she admitted everything to her mother, and told her what he partner had done. But Ellen's mother did not believe her, and stayed with the man for 18 years.
However, she eventually left him because he "changed his story so many times".
So incredibly brave of Ellen to open up about this.
One of my pet theories is that many girls who become lesbians do so as a reaction to having been sexually abused by a man as a child or young woman. This, of course, doesn't confirm that theory, but it does support it. De Generes is probably the world's best known lesbian. Kudos for sharing!