Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Twin Falls - Idaho's Child Abuse Capitol?

TWIN FALLS, Idaho • A Filer man who pleaded guilty to lewd and lascivious conduct and sexual exploitation of a child faces life in prison.

Robert Thornley Williams, 54, is to be sentenced March 6 for what prosecutors have called “egregious conduct” against a pre-teen girl.


He pleaded guilty Dec. 22.

In the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct, one count of sex abuse and 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a child. They will recommend Williams be sentenced to 20 years to life.

The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case last Feb. 27 after being notified by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

A report by deputies says Williams raped the child twice between July 2013 and February 2014. He also touched her in a sexual manner and forced her to engage in sex with an animal, the report says.

The girl, who was 11 and 12 at the time, told police she had deleted nude pictures of herself from Williams’ phone, the report says.

In an April 2014 indictment, a grand jury found Williams had child pornography of prepubescent boys and girls on his computers.

In a guilty plea advisory form, Williams wrote that he was pleading guilty because he wants to take responsibility for his actions. He wrote he was guilty because he “touched the young girl inappropriately” and “possessed underage pornography.



BOISE, Idaho • A Shoshone man indicted on federal charges of sexually exploiting a child and viewing child pornography says searches of his residence and truck were illegal.

Federal prosecutors say William Roger Wilkinson, 53, coerced an 8-year-old girl into taking part in sexually explicit conduct in order to produce child pornography. He also had child pornography on his computer from 11 known pornography series, they said.

But the May 24 search warrant for Wilkinson’s house failed to meet requirements of the Fourth Amendment because it did not establish probable cause that evidence of a crime would be found, say documents filed Jan. 15 with the motion to suppress the evidence.

Ditto the warrants used to analyze electronics seized from the home, the motion says. Law enforcement officials didn’t have a warrant to seize the truck, and they waited too long to get a warrant to search the truck, the documents say.

In November, prosecutors prepared a deal by which Wilkinson would have pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of children and served 15 to 30 years in prison.

Wilkinson signed the agreement but later nixed it. He was re-indicted Dec. 9 by a federal grand jury. The trial is now set for April 7 in the federal courthouse in Boise. OK, I'm guilty; wait a minute, I changed my mind.

In 2013, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Wilkinson after a girl told police he had touched her inappropriately at his home in 2012.

Wilkinson was arrested Nov. 12, 2013, in Utah after fleeing the area, said Lincoln County Sheriff Kevin Ellis.

A trial in Lincoln County that was set for August was vacated and has not been rescheduled. A status hearing on that case is set for April 27.

The girl testified last March that a teacher and her grandparents became worried when she complained of nightmares, feeling sick and saying she “wanted a new body.”

If convicted, Wilkinson’s combined charges are punishable by up to 90 years in prison, a fine of $750,000, and at least five years but up to lifetime of supervised release.



TWIN FALLS • A 19-year-old man accused of raping a girl acted inappropriately but does not appear to be a danger to society, District Judge Randy Stoker said Tuesday.

James Cardinet, of Twin Falls, was sentenced to supervised probation on one count of injury to a child. Cardinet, then 18, was charged in July with raping a 15-year-old girl.

He pleaded guilty to the reduced charge Dec. 1 as part of a deal. But if he fails on probation, Cardinet faces three to six years in prison.

A psychosexual evaluation says Cardinet is not a danger to children and has a low to moderate risk to reoffend, Stoker said during the sentencing hearing Tuesday.

Deputy Prosecutor Rosemary Emory recommended that Cardinet enroll in sex offender counseling.

Defense attorney Sam Beus said he worried such intense treatment could do more harm than good for his client.

Stoker shared the concern, saying Cardinet is not diagnosed as a sexual offender.

Counseling through his church has helped him learn to think about making adult decisions, Beus said.

Cardinet can expect to be monitored very closely while on probation, Stoker said. And if he returns with a similar charge, his sentence will not be so lenient.

Stoker banned Cardinet from accessing Facebook or other social media. “People of your age live on the Internet,” the judge said.

Cardinet used Facebook to meet and have sexual contact with other underage girls, Stoker said. Now he has to show probation and parole he is rethinking past choices.

The judge also barred Cardinet from unsupervised contact with any girls under age 18 without permission from his probation officer.

In July, a 15-year-old girl told police she met Cardinet on Facebook, then a few months later invited him over to watch a movie. She said she became uncomfortable when he started making sexual advances.

The girl said she pushed on Cardinet’s chest to try to keep him off her. He asked her to perform sexual acts but she declined. She told police Cardinet raped and sodomized her, despite her repeated refusal.


TWIN FALLS • A 21-year-old man is charged with two counts of rape in the assault on a 17-year-old girl.

Johnny Jesus Palomo, of Twin Falls, is accused of raping the girl and aiding and abetting a 20-year-old man to orally rape her.

Palomo was arraigned Wednesday in Twin Falls County Magistrate Court.

Magistrate Judge Roger Harris called the allegations disturbing if true.

Deputy Prosecutor Rosemary Emory asked for $250,000 bond. “The nature of the current offenses are very concerning to the state,” she said.

Emory said the victim was unwilling, and she has concerns for the community’s safety.

A public defender told the judge Palomo has no prior convictions and has never failed to appear in court. He has several part-time jobs, lives with family in the area and supports a child, the attorney said.

Harris called the probable cause affidavit “quite frankly, awful. Nobody needs to be treated like this if there is any credence to what happened.”

But he found a $100,000 bond was more appropriate because Palomo is presumed to be innocent.

Harris signed a no-contact order and told Palomo not to contact the girl.

A police report gives this account:

About 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10, police went to St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center where the girl was in the emergency department.

She told police she was at her apartment when her friends, Palomo and the 20-year-old man, came over. A 16-year-old girl was also there.

The men were drunk, and the 17-year-old said she had taken Mucinex to get high.

She said Palomo told the 16-year-old to take her clothes off or he would beat up the 17-year-old.

The younger girl left the room, and Palomo took the 17-year-old’s pants off and had sex with her. He then told her she had to perform oral sex on the 20-year-old man.

The 16-year-old returned about five minutes later and told the men to leave. She told police Palomo had tried to get her to touch him and to pull her on top of him.

Once the men left, the 17-year-old told the younger girl she was in pain.

By the time court closed Wednesday, the 20-year-old man did not appear to have been charged in the case. See below.

If convicted of either charge, Palomo faces up to life in prison, a $25,000 fine, a $5,000 civil penalty and would have to register as a sex offender.


TWIN FALLS • A second man has been charged in the alleged Dec. 10 rape of a Twin Falls teenager.

Daniel Jesus Alonzo Jr., 20, of Twin Falls, was arraigned Thursday in Twin Falls County Magistrate Court on a charge of felony rape.

Johnny Jesus Palomo, 21, also of Twin Falls, was charged Jan. 7 with two counts of rape in the same alleged assault.

Alonzo’s bond was set at $100,000. Palomo is also being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

A judge signed a no-contact order between Alonzo and the girl.


A police report gives this account:

About 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10, police went to St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center where the girl was in the emergency department.

She told police she was at her apartment when Palomo and Alonzo, who were friends with her, came over. A 16-year-old girl was also there.

The men were drunk, and the 17-year-old said she had taken Mucinex to get high. She said Palomo told the 16-year-old to take her clothes off or he would beat up the 17-year-old.

The younger girl left the room, and Palomo took the 17-year-old’s pants off and had sex with her. He then told her she had to perform oral sex on the 20-year-old man.

On Tuesday, police interviewed Alzonzo in jail where he was already booked on a drug paraphernalia charge. Alonzo told police the girl had tried to convince him to allow her to perform oral sex on him and he agreed, a second police report said.

If convicted, each man faces up to life in prison, a $25,000 fine, a $5,000 civil penalty and would have to register as a sex offender.

Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho