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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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Saturday, 12 August 2017

2 Cops, a Lawyer and a Man Named Law on Today's USA P&P List

Oklahoma police officer arrested on complaint
of child sexual abuse
KOCO Staff

A Woodward police officer was arrested Friday on a complaint of sexual abuse of a child, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations officials confirmed.

Detective Patrick Gandara was arrested at his home after a warrant had been issued, OSBI said. He has been charged with sexual abuse of a child.

Gandara has been booked into the Ellis County Jail, officials said.

The arrest comes after the Ellis County district attorney asked the OSBI to open an investigation into Gandara.

Man faces charges for sex with 12-year-old girls
in North Carolina
By Michael P. Rellahan, 

A former East Whiteland, PA man is incarcerated in Chester County Prison today awaiting a preliminary hearing later this month on charges that he had sex with two 12-year-old girls, an incident that allegedly began at his 21st birthday party.

Devin Edward Storf, 22, of Moycock, N.C., was arraigned by District Judge Thomas Tartaglio of East Goshen on Thursday after he was brought back from North Carolina. He had been arrested by authorities in that state on July 28, and formally waived extradition last week.

Tartaglio set bail at $300,000 cash.

Storf is charged with multiple counts of rape of a child under 13, unlawful contact with minors, indecent assault of a child under 13, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, and corruption of minors. The charges were filed by East Whiteland Detective Patricia Doyle on July 27.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled before District Judge Analisa Sondergaard of Tredyffrin on Aug.25.

According to an arrest affidavit filed by Doyle, a veteran investigator of child sexual abuse cases, township police were contacted by an unidentified source and told that Storf was having sex with one 12-year-old female. Through the course of her investigation, Doyle learned that there were two victims in the case. Both told about sexual assaults they suffered at his hands, she wrote.

The first girl said that she knew Storf through family friends, and that she had attended his 21st birthday in June 2016. During the party, Storf allegedly asked the girl to go into the basement of the home his family lived in on Ridge Road. She said she went there with another girl, who was also a family friend, and a juvenile male who was friends with Storf.

In the complaint, Doyle said the girl told her that Storf began talking to the girls about sex, and “telling them that it was fun.” He asked the girls to have oral sex with him and then had sexual intercourse with the first girl. The girl also said that she had sex with Storf’s friend.

That girl said that she had sex with Storf about 15 more times between June 2016 and March 2017. She said that Storf would sometimes give her alcohol to drink, as well as to the other girl. She said Storf told her not to tell anyone about what occurred because he would get arrested.

The second girl, also interviewed by Doyle, said that when she went to the basement with Storf and his friend at the 21st birthday party, she had oral sex with Storf.

In an interview Doyle conducted with Storf’s friend, he said he saw Storf having sex with both girls, and said that he also had sex with the first girl while they were in the basement.

It was unclear from the criminal complaint whether the juvenile male had been charged in the case. Assistant District Attorney Megan King, with the DA’s Child Abuse Unit, declined to comment on the matter.

Storf is a former student at Great Valley High School, where he was a member of the Great Valley Patriots club hockey team. He was also apparently a volunteer firefighter with the East Whiteland Fire Company.

New York man charged with sexual abuse,
child endangerment

CANTON -- A Canton man on Saturday was charged with sexually abusing two children earlier this year, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff deputies.

Lance R. Law, 47, of Jingleville Road is charged with forcible touching, child endangerment and third-degree sexual abuse, all misdemeanors, deputies said.

Deputies said he is accused of sexually abusing two victims under age 17 between January and March of this year, stemming from a complaint made in April.

He was arraigned in Canton Town Court and released with orders to return on a later date, deputies said.

Man arraigned for alleged sex assault,
abuse of two juveniles
By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph   

PRINCETON — A Mercer County man was behind bars Friday on a $1 million bond after being arraigned on dozens of sexual assault and sexual abuse charges which could add up to hundreds of years in prison.

Bobby Lee Smith, 54, of Princeton was arraigned before Magistrate Sandra Dorsey on charges including 30 counts of first-degree sexual assault, each carrying a possible penalty of 25 to 100 years in prison. He was also charged with 30 counts of first-degree sexual abuse, each with a possible term of five to 25 years in prison. There were 30 charges of incest with potential terms of five to 15 years in prison, and 30 charges of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian; each has a possible term of 10 to 20 years in prison. He was also charged with one count of child abuse resulting in injury.

Detective K.L. Adams of the Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said in his report that he was tasked with investigating the alleged physical and sexual abuse of two female juveniles. The alleged abuse occurred when they were in elementary school and continued until both were in middle school. Both the alleged victims are now adults.

In an interview with Adams, one female said the abuse started when she was in the third or fourth grade. Smith told her that he wanted to check her for ticks and started rubbing her breasts on the outside of her clothing, and put pressure on her vagina from the outside of her clothing, Adams stated in his report.

The female said this happened numerous times while she lived with Smith, Adams stated. There were other instances when he would attempt to have anal sex with her, and she described one occurrence when Smith beat her with a belt and left bruises.

The second female said that Smith started to sexually abuse her when she was in the second grade, putting his finger down her pants and touching her privates, Adams said in his report. The second female also stated that Smith started “making her give him oral sex at least twice a week.”

Dorsey set a $1 million cash or surety bond. Smith would have to raise $100,000 in order post a surety bond, she said.

“Ma’am, I’d like to state that I stay at home and don’t go nowhere,” Smith told Dorsey. Smith, who uses a cane, was breathing heavily when Adams escorted him into the courtroom and continued to do so for several minutes after he was seated.

“Sir, that doesn’t matter,” Dorsey replied. “We’re looking at the severity of the charges and making sure you show up in court.”

While being questioned by Dorsey, Smith said that he is supported by disability payments, receives food stamps and lives alone. 

In the report, Adams said that he went to Smith’s home and conducted an interview after advising Smith that he was not under arrest and was free to end the interview at any point. Smith told Adams that he did physically abuse the two girls, according to the report. Smith said he had memory loss, but “he could remember all of the physical abuse he put” the girls through. Smith then wrote an apology letter which he gave to Adams.

“Smith however stated he could not remember if he had sexually assaulted them or not,” Adams said. “Smith became very emotional during this interview.”Smith was remanded to the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver. By law, jailed suspects must have a preliminary hearing before a magistrate within 10 days of their arrest unless they waive this time limit or waive the hearing entirely.

Fresno lawyer arrested for alleged
child sex crimes again
By Brianna Ruffalo

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Fresno civil attorney at a large law firm has been arrested on child sex abuse charges for the second time in the last two weeks. Steven Matlak, 40, is now facing multiple felony charges for the alleged crimes.

Sheriff's deputies won't say how many victims there are so far but did say the ones they're aware of who've been preyed upon are all between five and 10 years old.

Matlak was not only a lawyer for a Fresno law firm but also an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and is now sitting in jail. Sheriff's deputies say multiple children have come forward claiming Matlak inappropriately touched them.

"Unfortunately, we come across cases every day where it's people you put the most trust into and they deceive you," Tony Botti with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said. "And this is a prime example of that."

Matlak was first arrested on sex abuse charges just two weeks ago after a five-year-old girl came forward saying Matlak touched her and took naked pictures of her. Then one day later, a nine-year-old victim came forward and claiming the same thing.

Matlak was arrested and bailed himself out. Deputies say while he was released, detectives continued investigating.

"They established more victims in the community interviewed them and their families and found out he had taken advantage of others," Botti said.

And on Thursday, he was rearrested.

The senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church says Matlak has been a member there since 2009. A flyer on the church's website shows Matlak even held bible studies at his home for children where they could swim and learn about God.

Oh, good grief!

The church says they've already begun ministering to the people who've been impacted saying in a statement in part, "Our hope is that the truth is made known and that we can all work together toward restoration and healing."

The law firm Matlak worked for says he has not been employed with them since the investigation began two weeks ago, and also released a statement that reads in part, they are "shocked by the charges against Steven Matlak. Our hearts go out to those who have been hurt by his actions."

Matlak is being held on $380,000 bail at the Fresno County Jail. Detectives say they've served search warrants at his former law firm and home and have seized his electronic devices, they say they're currently analyzing those items for evidence.

Child Sex Abuse Gets Ex-West Texas Detective
20 Years in Prison
NBC Bay Area

A former West Texas police detective has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after his conviction of sex crimes against children.

A Howard County jury sentenced former Big Spring police detective Joel Rojo (ROH'-hoh) on Friday after convicting him on multiple counts of indecency with a child and other sex crimes. Rojo also must register as a sex offender.

According to court documents, Rojo try to persuade children to expose themselves for photographs in 2015. Prosecutors say Rojo took each of three children, who ranged in age from 12 to 14, to a remote parking lot where he tried to persuade them to expose themselves.

Big Spring is about 330 miles east of El Paso and about 280 miles west of Dallas.