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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Saturday, 30 November 2013

California Child Molester Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison - No Remorse

A San Francisco man who reportedly believes an 8-year-old girl “threw herself at him” might want to keep that opinion to himself from now on.

Omar Mejia Melendez, 46, is headed to state prison, a community that infamously does not take too kindly to child molesters. On Wednesday, a San Mateo County judge sentenced Melendez to 24 years behind bars for routinely fondling a young girl at her family’s Daly City home over an 18-month period.

A jury convicted Melendez of 24 felony molestation counts. He was arrested in January 2009.

Melendez also will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life once he completes his prison sentence, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

The victim was 12 years old when Melendez was taken into custody. After four years of keeping the abuse secret, Wagstaffe said, she finally confided in a friend from school and Melendez was arrested shortly thereafter.

At times during the 18 months of abuse, Melendez reportedly molested the girl every other day.

Melendez allegedly confessed to the crimes, but apparently wasn't at all ashamed of his actions. He told police the 8-year-old would make advances at him, Wagstaffe said.

That he has no remorse and puts the responsibility for the molestation on the child probably contributed to his extraordinary sentence - one year for each conviction of molestation. If he serves full-term that makes him 70 when he gets out, or close to it. California is one pedophile safer than it was.

Please join me in praying our 3:15 PM and help make California much safer for children.

But that wasn't Melendez’s only outrageous statement.

On the fifth day of the seven-day jury trial, he reportedly recanted all the statements he made to police, including a video-taped confession. Melendez said a traumatic incident from his childhood caused him to lie to police.

Melendez testified that his mother’s military policeman boyfriend in Honduras threatened to throw him in a river if he didn’t tell the man about his mom’s infidelity. Melendez whined that he couldn’t swim, and ever since that moment he said he fears police and lies when nervous.

To that end, he must have been quite nervous in front of a jury.