By Samantha Vicent Tulsa World
Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!
3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here
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Tuesday, 31 January 2017
5 P&Ps Today Including 'Mother of Year' Candidate, Youth Worker
Youth worker gets 200 years - Oklahoma
5 years of sex abuse with 3 y/o - Texas
16 yr plea deal for woman for incest, sodomy - Kentucky
Man charged with CSA of child under 11 - New York
Courageous girl nets abuser sentence of 25 - life - New York
Former Tulsa youth 'mentor' sentenced to more than 200 years for child sexual abuse
By Samantha Vicent Tulsa World
A Tulsa man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 200 years imprisonment after his conviction of sexually abusing five boys he met through church and while doing volunteer work for a local Department of Human Services shelter.
A jury found Timothy Shawn Cato, 52, guilty Nov. 10 of 11 counts of child sexual abuse committed against the boys between October 2009 and his arrest in October 2014.
In upholding the jury's sentencing recommendations, District Judge William LaFortune said he agreed with prosecutors' claims that Cato has consistently tried to minimize, justify or otherwise rationalize his actions against the boys, who were between the ages of 7 and 17.
The jury acquitted Cato on one count each of child sexual abuse and manufacture, distribution or sale of child pornography. Jurors recommended he serve 25 years for each of six counts of child sexual abuse involving a victim younger than 12, as well as a combined 65 years for similar charges related to teenage boys, which LaFortune set to run consecutively.
"There appears to be a pattern of behavior," LaFortune said, noting that it was "was very telling to the court" that Cato repeatedly put himself in a position to work in areas "where the most vulnerable young boys were found." A probable cause affidavit in the case detailed more than 20 years of work Cato had done with children through various churches and summer camps.
Two teenage boys alleged they met Cato in his work with Eastland Assembly of God, while two younger boys told authorities they knew him as a volunteer at the Laura Dester shelter, where they lived at the time. Cato was also a teaching assistant at Town & Country School in Tulsa at the time of his arrest, and additionally worked with a company that had contracts with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services' Developmental Disabilities Services Division.
Testimony from the boys indicated he would bathe them at his home, provide them underwear and sleep next to them while touching them inappropriately. The younger boys said Cato would check them out of the Laura Dester shelter for weekends so they could stay with him, which is when they said the assaults occurred. Court records indicate he admitted to police that he sexually assaulted a then-15-year-old boy.
Assistant District Attorney Andrea Brown argued for LaFortune not to run the sentences concurrently, saying Cato "deserves every single day" of every year the jury recommended.
Cato did not address the court before his sentencing.
"It was a physically and emotionally demanding two weeks (of trial) for everybody involved, but it was certainly worth it," Brown said after the hearing. "Mr. Cato first denied any kind of inappropriate contact with children. Ultimately, after a lengthy interview, he sort-of admitted that he had some inappropriate sexual contact with one of the five children that we had alleged he had touched.
"He continued to minimize and justify his behavior, including 'bizarre,' as Judge LaFortune put it, behavior in the bathroom and in the shower and while sleeping. I think that contributed significantly to Judge LaFortune's decision to run all the counts each after the other in accordance with the jury's carefully thought-out verdicts."
Assistant Public Defender Travis Smith asked the court to impose concurrent sentences, noting that four people provided letters in support of Cato, who had no previous significant contact with police in the past.
"I'm slightly disappointed in Judge LaFortune's decision today regarding giving consecutive time instead of concurrent time," Smith said. "We will begin the process this afternoon of appealing the case."
Temple: Man charged with continuous
sexual abuse of child
By Paul J. Gately
TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) A Temple man was held Tuesday in the Bell County Jail charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child.
Daniel Vasquez, 44, who shows a home address on South 21st Street in Temple, was ordered held on bonds totaling $200,000, charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact, online jail records showed.
An affidavit issued for an arrest warrant says the sexual abuse began when the victim was only 3-years-old and continued for a period of five years.
A girl who lived with Vasquez told police investigators she awakened on August 19, 2016, to find Vasquez in bed in her room with another girl.
The girl told police she asked the other girl if the man had tried to touch her and the victim said the man tried to pull her underwear down and touch her.
The affidavit detailed an interview held at the Children’s Advocacy Center during which the victim told investigators a man touched her both outside and inside her clothing.
Following the interview police were able to identify a suspect and obtain a arrest warrant for him.
Louisville woman sentenced for incest,
sodomy and sex abuse
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 40-year-old Louisville woman has been sentenced for incest, sodomy and sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.
Kelly Lynn South took a plea deal to spend the next 16 years in prison.
The Attorney General's Office says the crimes happened between Sept. 2012 and Sept. 2015. She was arrested in October of that year after an investigation by the Louisville Metro Police Crimes Against Children Unit.
As part of her sentencing, South must register as a lifetime sex offender.
Pittstown man accused of child sex abuse
PITTSTOWN, N.Y. >> A local man was jailed Sunday on sexual abuse and drug charges after an investigation by state police.
Troopers said Robert R. Russell 53, was arrested after they and Rensselaer County Child Protective Services investigated allegations Russell had sexual contact with a child younger than 11.
Russell was charged with a felony count of first-degree sex abuse, as well as misdemeanor charges of fifth-degree criminal sale of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned in Pittstown Town Court and sent to the Rensselaer County jail without bail.
Troopers said the investigation is ongoing and are asking anyone with information about this case or other potential victims to call the Brunswick barracks at 279-4427.
Man convicted of child sex abuse gets 25 to life
LOCKPORT, N.Y. -- A Wilson man convicted of sexually abusing a young girl will spend a long time behind bars.
Alfonso Cutaia was sentenced in Niagara County Court Tuesday by Judge Matthew Murphy to 25 years to life in prison, the maximum sentence he could receive.
A friend of the victim's family said in court Tuesday they all drew strength from the young girl throughout the ordeal.
"It was a broken family and the family was able to draw strength from the victim because she was so...still a fighter and still so strong," the family friend said.
A jury convicted Cutaia of a single count of predatory sexual assault against a child. He was charged with two counts; the second stemming from a separate victim, but the jury acquitted him of that charge.