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

Please note: All my writings and comments appear in bold italics in this colour

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Stories from Canada, Israel, UK-3, India & Trinidad on Today's Global P&P List

Heroine fights off child abductor
Rabbi with record of protecting peds, steps down
Paedophile teacher gets slap on the wrist
Sarah Champion - victim of gutless leader
3 young perverts get 45 years total
Search for unidentified woman in child sex case
10 y/o girl has Uncle's baby but doesn't know it
Police ignored social media post of CSA of 3 y/o

Daycare Owner Tells Heroic Story Of
Encounter With Abduction Suspect

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News

The woman who beat back a 35 year old man trying to abduct children, has told her amazing story.



Chelsi Sabbe operates the Tiny Treasures Licensed Daycare.  She says she spotted Kenneth John Tuesday morning as he approached two of her children at a playground.



She says he managed to grab one child and started running.  She caught him, jumped on his back and began to choke him until he dropped to the ground and released the child.


Before she could get all of the children to safety, he grabbed another child.  But Sabbe fought him off again.  And she managed to fight him off a third time when he tried to grab a third youngster.

Sabbe says she used her MMA training to beat the man, leaving him bloodied and bruised.  At one point, she says she went toe to toe with the full grown man.

Once the threat was over, Sabbe was checked out in hospital for her injuries.  Today she is sporting bruises on her arm and on her neck.  Her knuckles are swollen from all of the punches she threw.






Rabbi Kluwgant quits Adass Israel School

RABBI Meir Shlomo Kluwgant has resigned as principal
and CEO of  Melbourne’s Adass Israel School

The AJN can reveal that Rabbi Kluwgant tendered his resignation because of concerns raised by child sexual abuse survivor Dassi Erlich, who met with the board last month.

Erlich was sexually abused by former Adass principal Malka Leifer, who was spirited out of the country by members of the Adass community in 2008 after allegations of her abuse became public.

Welcoming news of Rabbi Kluwgant’s resignation, Erlich told The AJN, “I feel heartened that I was able to speak out for the students past and present of the school and the school board heard my concerns and acted. It really gives me hope that the school is moving in the right direction and positive change is happening.”

In June the Adass board announced that Rabbi Kluwgant had been appointed as the principal and CEO, but the news was immediately met with outrage by victims of child sexual abuse and others in the community.

While there has never been any claim or implication that Rabbi Kluwgant acted inappropriately with children himself, concerns were raised over how he had previously handled issues related to child sexual abuse.

As a result of those issues, The AJN can also reveal that The Association of Principals of Jewish Day Schools (Victoria) wrote to Adass last month and said that they would not be willing to meet with Rabbi Kluwgant.

“We have informed Adass that six of the principals insisted that Adass send a representative other than Rabbi Kluwgant to the meetings of the Principals’ Association,” one principal said.

Child sexual abuse victims’ advocate Manny Waks welcomed the news of Kluwgant’s resignation on behalf of several victims.

Both Adass and Kluwgant have horrific histories when it comes to mishandling matters relating to child sexual abuse,” Waks said.

“Kluwgant’s appointment was a slap in the face to the Yeshivah victims who worked so hard to expose his true character and to the Adass victims who continue to suffer terribly as a result of the lack of education and poor decision-making of the Adass School Board.






Former teacher get wrist slapped for
child sexual abuse
CPS

A former teacher who pleaded guilty at his first hearing in court to non-recent sexual offences against a pupil at a school in East Sussex has today (August 16) been jailed.

Christopher Jarvis, 73, had previously been sentenced to eight years' imprisonment in 2013 for a series of sexual offences and received a further concurrent jail term in 2015 for gross indecency against a boy.

Jarvis pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates' Court on 19 July 2017 to three charges of gross indecency with a boy under the age of 14 between December 1966 and July 1969, when the victim was aged between 11 and 13.

The charges in all three cases related to St Peter's, a now-defunct boarding school in Seaford, East Sussex, where Jarvis worked.

Kathryn Newman, from the CPS, said: "The defendant abused his position of trust as a teacher and perpetrated this abuse over a number of years against a child in his care.

"Although these crimes occurred in the late 1960s, we have been able to bring Jarvis to justice all these years later, as his victim was able to find the strength to report what had happened to him as a child."

Jarvis was sentenced to eight months' imprisonment for each of the three counts, to run concurrently.

8 months!??? 8 months!!!???? Good grief, he will be out by Christmas. He screwed up that poor kids life but he will be out by Christmas. Sure hope it doesn't inconvenience him!!!!





Was Labour right to 'sack' Sarah Champion for saying Pakistani men ‘rape, exploit white girls’?

Sarah Champion was reportedly forced out of the Labour shadow cabinet after writing a controversial piece for the Sun claiming authorities must examine possible cultural reasons why British Pakistani men are “raping and exploiting white girls.”

The MP for Rotherham apologized for “the extremely poor choice of words” and quit as shadow equalities minister on Wednesday.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn showed no opposition to Champion’s resignation, saying his party would not “blame or demonize any particular group.”

What he didn't say was that his party would not stand up for the thousands of young British girls who are being abused by Pakistani men. He will bow down to his god of political correctness and sacrifice as many girls as it takes to appease that monster.

In fact, according to PoliticsHome, it was Corbyn himself who removed Champion from her Shadow Cabinet-level post.

Champion’s article followed news last week of 17 men being jailed for abusing women and girls as young as 14 in Newcastle. Most of the men were born in Britain but had Iraqi, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Iranian, and Turkish origins.

Following the conviction, the long-time child protection campaigner said gang-related abuses are “predominantly” carried out by Pakistani men, and that cases of sexual abuse are not being reported and investigated effectively because authorities fear they will be called racists.

Champion reiterated her remarks in the Sun column.

“Britain has a problem with British-Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls,” said Champion

“There. I said it. Does that make me a racist? Or am I just prepared to call out this horrifying problem for what it is?”

She went on to say: “These people are predators and the common denominator is their ethnic heritage.”

Even more common than their Pakistani heritage is their Muslim faith. It is the Quran that gives them the 'moral right' to sexually abuse little, white, British girls. 

Champion’s resignation has divided opinion.


sue robinson @wenchintrench
Sarah Champion is being made a hero for speaking out about child rape in Rotherham, she has been their MP for 5 years? why only now?

It's only now that the media is paying her any attention because it's no longer about little white British girls but about Pakistani men. The media really don't care about little, white, British girls; they are happy to sacrifice them on the altar of political correctness.


Another contested Champion's claim that it is Asian men mainly carrying out gang-related abuse.

Hannah Stoate @HannahStoate
We need to dispel the dangerous myth that it's only Asian men who sexually assault young women 

We need to dispel the red herring that people are saying only Asian men are sexually abusing young women. No-one is saying that! But to deny that there is a significant correlation between Asian, mostly Pakistani, and almost entirely Muslim men and the rape and sexual exploitation of young, white, British girls is a big part of the problem! In fact, it is the problem!


Others, however, have rallied to her defense.

Amina Lone, a Muslim Labour candidate who was born to Pakistani parents, praised Champion’s comments, saying she is “brave, not racist.”

Amina Lone @Amina_Lone
Replying to @Amina_Lone and 2 others
still said today. I hear it regularly. Sarah Champion was talking about a particular type of grooming which is carried by men because of their cultural/religious practices. Obvs not all men. She is not a racist but a brave woman speaking out about a politically awkward issue. Labour, bury your heads as much as you like in the black & white purist world you push.

“The chickens will come home to roost,” she tweeted.

Lone told BBC Newsnight: “She has been punished and used as a scapegoat because as a politician she’s an easy target.”


Her view was echoed by Conservative minister Sajid Javid, who is also of Pakistani descent, who hit out at Corbyn for condoning the former shadow minister’s resignation.

Sajid Javid ✔ @sajidjavid
Corbyn wrong to sack Sarah Champion. We need an honest open debate on child sexual exploitation, including racial motivation


Nigel Farage ✔ @Nigel_Farage
Telling the truth about tough issues is now impossible in the modern day Labour Party. Patheitc. https://order-order.com/2017/08/16/sarah-champion-resigns-from-shadow-cabinet/ …


Social media users also flocked to Twitter to speak out against Champion’s resignation.

Samuel Coates @samuelcoates
Good thread on Sarah Champion, and Labour missing the point. 

Peter Lamb @happydog666
Labour's reaction to Sarah Champion shows just how out of touch with the public they have become.

Rotherham, UK




Cardiff trio jailed for a total of 45 years for the
sexual abuse of three children

The defendants admitted to 36 counts relating to the
sexual abuse of three children under 16

A trio of abusers have been jailed for a total of 45 years for a horrific campaign of sexual abuse against children.

Emily Thomson (R), Matthew Thatcher (C) Mandy Wright (L)
Matthew David Thatcher, 26, and his half-sister Emily Thomson, 18, targeted three children in their sustained catalogue of abuse.

The three defendants admitted to 36 counts relating to the sexual abuse of the three children aged under 16.

Cardiff Crown Court heard on Thursday that Thatcher and Thomson took photographs of themselves sexually assaulting the children and sent graphic messages about their abuse and discussed their planned abuse.

Recorder of Cardiff Eleri Rees said: “The images and messages showed a careless disregard for the welfare of the children.”

Another woman, Mandy Wright, 28, of Ely, Cardiff, was jailed for her part in the crime, including possession of images of child sex abuse.

The court heard that South Wales Police officers discovered hundreds of images of sexual abuse of children taken during the trio’s abuse, including dozens marked in the most extreme category – category A.

Speaking of Thatcher, of Ely, Cardiff, Recorder Rees added: “He descended into the darkest of places.

“He discovered that he was capable of doing the most dreadful things.

“He was caught up in something that he found very difficult to get out of.

“It was a dreadful thing that was taking place.”

Recorder Rees sentenced Thatcher to 26 years, Thomson to 12 years, and Wright to seven years.

The harrowing abuse at one point caused the children to cry “like they could not breathe”. A medical examination of one of the young victims showed signs of “chronic sexual abuse”, the court heard.

The defence for Thomson, of Neath, said she was “blinded with her infatuation” of Thatcher and that she was in “love” with him and “did not view him as a relative”.

The trio’s sustained abuse came to light after Thatcher was caught trying to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old he had spoken to over Facebook.

Prosecutor Suzanne Thomas told the court that the messages became “sexual” and they arranged to meet up.

South Wales Police DCI Karen Thomas said: "Today, Matthew Thatcher, Emily Thomson, and Mandy Wright have been given long and deserved sentences for what are abhorrent crimes which have had a devastating impact upon their victims.

"Absorbing the detail and the nature of the abuse committed by these individuals has been harrowing for even the most experienced professionals involved in the investigation.

"I would like to take this opportunity to publicly commend the bravery of the victims in this case - they have experienced things which nobody should have to endure."

DCI Thomas said that the verdicts will hopefully allow the victims to "move forward with their lives".


She added: "his case really is proof that reporting suspicions and concerns to the police, the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, or to organisations such as the NSPCC can help to put an immediate end to the suffering endured by our most vulnerable individuals, and ensure that those behind the abuse are put behind bars where they can no longer offend."







ICE, INTERPOL seeking woman in
child sex abuse case

ICE and INTERPOL are seeking help identifying this woman, wanted for questioning in connection with a child sexual abuse and exploitation case.

U.S. and international investigators are asking for help identifying a woman wanted for questioning in connection with an unsolved child sexual abuse and exploitation case, according to a release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The release said investigators fear for the safety of a toddler experiencing ongoing sexual abuse. Investigators haven't been able to identify her using traditional means, and are asking for tips — which will remain confidential.

INTERPOL Washington has issued a notice to law enforcement officials in all 190 member countries in the International Criminal Police Organization, the release said.

Anyone with information on the woman is urged to call the HSI tip line at 1-866-347-2423, or submit an online tip at ice.gov/weborm/hsi-tip-form.




Ten-year-old rape victim delivers baby in India
but doesn't know it

Refused abortion by the Supreme Court, child repeatedly raped by uncle gives birth by Caesarean section.

A 10-year-old sexual abuse victim in India whose abortion plea was turned down by the country's Supreme Court has delivered a baby.

The child, who was repeatedly raped, had a Caesarean section on Thursday.

The girl did not know she was pregnant and was unaware she had delivered a baby.

Her parents told their daughter she was undergoing stomach surgery to remove a stone.

"The girl is doing fine; she is recovering. We expect she will be discharged early next week," said Dasari Harish, a physician who heads a committee overseeing the girl's care.

The minor, whose identity has been kept secret, delivered a baby girl in a state hospital in the northwestern city of Chandigarh, Harish said.

The girl was repeatedly raped by her uncle over seven months.

Almost 11,000 rape cases in 2015

The crime came to light when the girl was taken to hospital complaining of a stomach ache last month and was found to be around 30 weeks - or around seven months - into the pregnancy. Her uncle was arrested shortly afterwards.

"The parents of the girl have refused to take custody of the child, and have agreed to her adoption through the state agency. They said they don't even want to see the child," Harish told Thomson Reuters Foundation.

A local court refused to grant the child an abortion, saying it was too risky at such a late stage. A plea in the Supreme Court was dismissed for the same reason on July 28.

Indian law prohibits terminations at more than 20 weeks unless the mother's life is in danger or in exceptional circumstances. 

And being 10 years old wasn't an exceptional circumstance? Oh, right! We're in India.

An increasing number of such cases have come to the courts in recent years.

In May, a court allowed another 10-year-old girl allegedly raped by her stepfather to undergo an abortion.

As many as 10,854 cases of child rape were reported in India in 2015, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.

Activists say that awareness of, and reporting of, sexual violence against women has risen since a fatal gang rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi in 2012, which sparked nationwide protests and a tightening of the law.

But sexual violence against children remains a taboo topic, with most cases going unreported.






Police slow to investigate alleged child sex abuse reports on social media
LOOP NEWS 

Trinidad & Tobago
Police are investigating reports of child sex abuse in San Fernando after the issue was shared to social media earlier this week.

Officers attached to the Ste Madeleine Police Station are investigating the reports, which concern a family in Golconda Village.

Social media posts have been shared online alleging that the man sexually abused a three-year-old child. The ages of the children range from three to 11 years old, however, it is not clear if all of the children were abused. 

An anonymous citizen shared the post to social media earlier this week, saying that as a mother she was concerned by the reports.

The woman added that reports were previously made to the police, however, nothing was done.

“I would like to remain anonymous. There is some children needs help. They are being physically emotionally and sexually abused...ages 11,9,7,6,3, and 2..PLEASE can you help because the police are doing nothing.”

She said the man had been left to watch the children and was caught naked with the three-year-old child.

“On 11 the (relative) left him to watch the kids. He send the older ones outside and kept the 3 years old inside with him. When the brother went to see what's going on he saw the child and the man both naked. Officers went home to speak to the brother but he got scared and didn't speak up.”

She claimed that the children were not fed and previously one child was treated at hospital after being beaten with a cable.

Investigations are continuing.

Do we need an investigation into the police as well?



Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Shocking Abuses of Authority by Big Names on Today's USA P&P List

Who is covered in today's extraordinary stories:
Roman Polanski
A Catholic teacher, priest and Monsignor
L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology
A high school football coach
A man who abused 2 young relatives
A DC school janitor
A mental health pro who abused abused children
A Pentecostal Pastor

Another sex assault claim against Roman Polanski

Woman comes forward to make allegation on-the-run director
abused her in 1973

Robin, 59, a new client of lawyer Gloria Allred, reads her statement claiming Roman Polanski sexually victimized her in 1973, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. August 15, 2017.

AFP

Los Angeles: A third woman came forward Tuesday to accuse Roman Polanski of sexual assault when she was a minor, 40 years after he went on the run for raping another girl.

The woman, identified only as Robin, told a news conference in Los Angeles she was “sexually victimized” by the legendary French-Polish film director when she was just 16, in 1973.

“The day after it happened, I did tell one friend that Mr Polanski had done that to me,” she said, reading from a prepared statement.

“The reason, with this exception, that I kept it to myself is that I didn’t want my father to do something that might cause him to go to prison for the rest of his life.”

Robin said she was prompted to come forward after the victim at the centre of a rape case against the famed director recently urged authorities to put the case to rest.

Lawyer Gloria Allred, who is representing the victim, said the incident happened in southern California but added that her client would not be going into any further detail.

Although the statute of limitations has expired on her case, she could be called to testify in a future trial, the lawyer said.

The director of “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Chinatown,” who turns 84 on Friday, was accused of drugging Samantha Geimer when she was 13 before raping her at Jack Nicholson’s house in Los Angeles in 1977 while the film star was away.

Polanski admitted statutory rape after a number of more serious charges were dropped, and spent 48 days in custody to undergo psychiatric evaluation before being released.

According to court documents filed by his lawyer Harland Braun, Polanski was promised by the judge overseeing the case that the seven weeks he spent in custody would be the only time he would serve.

But in 1978, convinced the judge was going to scrap his plea deal and send him to prison - possibly for decades - he left for France.

The director - who is married to French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, with whom he has two children - has since refused to return without assurances that he would not serve additional time in prison.

He was hit with fresh sex crime allegations in 2010, when British actress Charlotte Lewis claimed the director “forced himself” upon her just after her 16th birthday.

Polanski’s attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.





Catholic school teacher convicted of
child rape freed early
By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE

PHILADELPHIA — A former Catholic school teacher convicted of raping a child was released more than a decade early from prison on Wednesday after a judge threw out his conviction amid questions about his accuser’s truthfulness.

Shero and Englehardt

Rather than face a new trial, however, Bernard Shero, 54, pleaded no contest on Monday to less serious child rape and assault charges and was sentenced to the roughly four years in prison he’s already served. He originally was sentenced in 2013 to up to 16 years.

The accuser had helped to convict three other church officials, including a monsignor who became the first to be criminally charged for mishandling complaints about sexual abuse by priests.

Retired detective Joseph Walsh, who had worked on the case for the district attorney’s office, told prosecutors several times that he could not corroborate the accuser’s story. But the detective said they dismissed him, with one assistant district attorney going so far as to tell him “you’re killing my case,” according to a court filing.

Shero’s attorney George Bochetto said he was “deeply, deeply concerned with the way the prosecution took place in this matter.”

Prosecutors declined to comment on the ruling or the plea, citing ongoing litigation in related cases.

Another one of Shero’s lawyers, Jeffrey Ogren, said prosecutors agreed to seek a sentence of time served in exchange for Shero pleading no contest. “The option was staying in jail for 11 and a half years or pleading no contest and getting out today,” he said.

The accuser said he was sexually assaulted by Shero and two priests when he was an altar boy in the late 1990s. He has settled his claims against the church in an undisclosed agreement.

One of the priests, Edward V. Avery, pleaded guilty in 2012 but has since recanted his confession. The other, the Rev. Charles Engelhard, died in prison while appealing his conviction.

The accuser’s testimony also was linked to a child endangerment conviction of Monsignor William Lynn, the first church official charged over the mishandling of abuse records. Lynne’s conviction has since been overturned. Lynn’s lawyer declined to comment, citing ongoing court proceedings.

Shero’s plea was first reported by the Philadelphia legal blog BigTrial.net.






'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath'

Details Child Abuse Allegations in Season 2 Premiere

The Emmy-nominated A&E docuseries returned for its sophomore run Tuesday.

In the second season premiere of A&E's Emmy-nominated reality series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, two women raised inside the Church of Scientology's Sea Org shared their stories of abandonment and sexual abuse as Remini and partner Mike Rinder exposed the Church's treatment of children.

The women, childhood best friends Saina Kamula and Mirriam Francis, were both born into the Church (Francis in 1984, Kamula in 1985, with Francis leaving in 2010 and Kamula leaving in 2013).

Francis told Remini and Rinder that she was sexually abused by her father in her native Australia while her mother was working for the Church of Scientology, and the abuse continued after the family moved to Los Angeles and her father joined the Sea Org.

The Sea Organization (Sea Org) is a legally nonexistent Scientology organization, which the Church of Scientology describes as a "fraternal religious order, comprising the church's most dedicated members". All Scientology management organizations are controlled exclusively by members of the Sea Org.

Kamula, who moved to Los Angeles from Finland when her mother joined the Sea Org in the early '90s, said an older member of the Church sexually abused her as she struggled to socialize with her classmates at the Apollo Training Academy, an accredited school attended by the children of Sea Org members. After reporting the incidents to a teacher, she was punished for being "counter-intention," for acting against the interests of Scientology's message.

(Read the Church of Scientology's statement in response to Kamula and Francis' allegations here.)

Leah Remini says she intends for the second season of 'Aftermath' to enter an "activist" realm, focusing on physical and sexual abuse within the church, and perhaps to inspire an FBI raid. She was photographed May 5 at Line 204 in Los Angeles.

L. Ron Hubbards a pedophile?

Remini and Rinder both discussed how Scientology views child-rearing — in an impersonal manner that relies on the idea that children are just old souls in young bodies.

While L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics contains a passage that reads, "The seven-year-old who shudders because a man kisses her is not computing ... at seven she should see nothing wrong in a kiss, not even a passionate one," in a statement aired on the show, the Church claimed it "abide[s] by any and all legal requirements to make reports to law enforcement authorities in instances where non-privileged information comes to our attention of child abuse, including illegal sexual activity between an adult and a minor."

In 1994, Kamula and Francis were moved to a Southern California Sea Org facility for children called Canyon Oaks Ranch (or PAC Ranch), which was subsequently closed in 2007. Kamula described the facility as "military-esque" and "like Lord of the Flies," and detailed treatment that included being forced to eat lunch behind dumpsters infested with maggots, and missions to demolish possibly asbestos-infested walls or to lay the brick that paves L. Ron Hubbard Way in Los Angeles. As preteens, they signed billion-year contracts to become full-fledged Sea Org members. Kamula detailed the 60-hour work weeks she was forced to endure as an underage teen, and revealed that she was placed on suicide watch several times.

While Kamula's abuser remains an "active and respected member of the Church," Francis said her father eventually confessed his sexual abuse to her. After the confession, Francis said she was audited and revealed her father's abuse — but the auditors wouldn't accept what she said about her father's actions and she was deemed a potential troublemaker.

Explained Remini, "You cannot attack any Scientologist or Sea Org member," which is why the Church brushed off the accusations.

In 2009, when Francis was assigned to the same Sea Org base as her father, she told the Church she wanted to leave — but wasn't allowed until she signed a waiver that she forgave her father and wouldn't sue him or the Church for his sexual abuse. She later filed a police report in Australia outlining the abuse, but no charges were ever brought forth against her father. The Church alleges that Francis' father was dismissed from the Sea Org in 2002 after they learned of the abuse.

And yet, in 2009 they forced her to sign a waiver saying that she would not sue her father?

After telling Remini and Rinder their stories, Kamula and Francis reported their abuse to the LAPD and are now officially considered enemies of the Church.






Texas football coach charged in '90s
child sex abuse cases in Waco
By Rissa Shaw
       
WACO, Texas (KWTX) McLennan County sheriff's deputies have arrested an Irving area football coach accused of sexually abusing at least two boys in Waco in the 1990’s.


Shawn Risener, 46, has been charged with two counts of indecency with a child and one count of sexual assault of a child, all second-degree felonies.

According to sheriff's officials, two men allege Risener made them perform inappropriate sexual acts sometime between the years of 1990-1995.

One of the alleged victims recently contacted the agency, and after looking into it, the sheriff's office obtained warrants for an arrest.

Risener turned himself in Monday morning.

A source close to the investigation says Risener lived with a well-known, church-oriented family in southern McLennan County while attending Baylor.

The source said he used that position to lure young teens, enticing them to play games, ultimately involving them in sexual activity. One of the two victims involved in the case decided to come forward to law enforcement after learning Risener was a high school football coach.

"Unfortunately, and that's the crying shame in this, it's not unique, it's not out of the realm, it's someone using a social setting, a friendship, a church group, a place where people are not on-guard, and exploiting that to exploit children," said Chief Deputy David Kilcrease.

MCSO officials believed both victims to be credible.

Risener was released from the McLennan County Jail just after noon on Monday after posting bonds totaling $30,000.

Sheriff's officials said they were fairly certain more victims are out there and encouraged them to come forward as there is no statute of limitations on felony child sex crimes in Texas.

At least one other alleged incident occurred at a religious camp out of state. The case file is being referred to a jurisdiction in Oklahoma, so additional charges on Risener could be added, officials said.





Jefferson County man charged with sex abuse of 4 children over span of 10 years
By Carol Robinson

A northeast Jefferson County man is charged with 10 felonies in connection with the sex abuse of four children over the span of a decade, authorities announced Wednesday.


Christopher Marc McHoward, 47, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on Tuesday. His arrest followed multiple indictments from a grand jury.

Sheriff's Chief Deputy Randy Christian said deputies in June of 2016 received a report from a parent that their child had been subjected to inappropriate sexual contact by a male relative. Detectives from the sheriff's office Youth Services Division began an investigation.

Over the course of the investigation, Christian said, three more child victims came forward to report that they, too, had been subjected to inappropriate sexual contact. Investigators determined all four children had been abused at the hands of McHoward while they were visiting the relative.

The abuse, Christian said, took place over a period of 10 years.

McHoward is charged with seven counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of attempted sexual abuse and one count of first-degree sodomy. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bonds totaling $240,000.

Jefferson Co., AL




DC Janitor Pleads Guilty To Sex Assault
Of Juvenile Student
By Cameron Luttrell (Patch Staff) 

WASHINGTON, DC — A Prince George's County man pled guilty Wednesday to sexually assaulting a juvenile girl while he was working as a janitor at a Southeast Washington elementary school, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips.

Mandell L. Whitted, 50, of Capitol Heights, pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted first-degree child sexual abuse stemming from the 2005 assaults.

According to facts submitted at the hearing, Whitted worked as a janitor at J.C. Nalle Elementary School in the 200 block of 50th Street in Southeast Washington. The 12-year-old female victim worked on a cleaning crew during the summer of 2005 and then worked at an after-school program in the fall of 2005.

Whitted allegedly sexually assaulted the girl on numerous occasions at various locations — including the janitor's office — between May 2005 to November 2005, Phillips said.

Following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department, Whittam was arrested in February 2017. He has been in custody ever since.

The plea calls for an agreed-upon sentence of five years in prison, Phillips said. After Whitted is released, he will be required to register as a sex offender for ten years. Whitted will be sentenced Nov. 16.

5 years? Numerous occasions? 21 years old? Wow! Another great plea bargain for a pervert!





Mental health counselor who raped 3 child-sex victims denied break on 25-62 year jail term
By Matt Miller

A counselor at a mental health agency who used his position to rape three women who were victims of childhood sexual abuse will keep serving 25 to 62 years in state prison.

A state Superior Court panel ensured that this week by denying an appeal by Howard Demetrius Tucker, a former employee of the Central Montgomery County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center.

The nature of Tucker's crimes prompted President Judge Emeritus Kate Ford Elliott to include an unusual warning in the opinion she wrote rejecting Tucker's appeal of his multiple sex crime convictions.

"We caution the reader that the details of the sexual assaults are necessarily factually graphic due to the specific issues presented by (Tucker)," she wrote.

Those details - including explicit descriptions of oral sex and forcible rapes - had to be aired because Tucker claimed he didn't use force to make the women - two clients of the center and a job applicant - engage in sex acts.

Tucker, now 50, of Philadelphia, was convicted in 2015 of raping the victims repeatedly at the Norristown center between  July and October 2011.

Elliott concluded that the evidence showed Tucker did employ physical force and psychological manipulation to commit the crimes. He "used his position of authority and trust to sexually assault the emotionally vulnerable female victims," she wrote. The judge added that one of the assaults occurred after Tucker pulled the victim out of a rape counseling session.

One woman told investigators she was too embarrassed at first to report the rapes because she felt no one would believe her, Elliott noted. That same woman claimed Tucker told her the abuse was "our secret."

Elliott rejected Tucker's claim that his lawyer was wrongly barred during his trial from questioning one victim about a sex abuse lawsuit she had filed against another psychologist. Such testimony was irrelevant to the allegations against Tucker, the state judge found. Even if the woman had sued another mental health profession for sexual abuse, "it would not make it more or less likely that (Tucker) committed the offenses charged," Elliott wrote.

Finally, the state court turned aside Tucker's argument that he should have received separate trials on the accusations made by each victim.

The "numerous and substantial similarities" between the cases justified a single trial, Elliott found. "All three female victims experienced childhood sexual abuse and other trauma, which (Tucker) exploited for his own sexual gratification," she concluded.





North Richland Hills man accused of sexually
assaulting two girls while their pastor
BY MITCH MITCHELL

Police arrested a man Wednesday on suspicion of sexually abusing two girls when he was a preacher at a Fort Worth church.

Hurst police reported that officers executed two felony arrest warrants on Jose Francisco Bernal, 52, at his residence in the 7200 block of Deville Drive in North Richland Hills. Bernal was in the Hurst Jail on Wednesday facing two counts of continuous sexual assault of a child. Bail was set at $50,000 for each charge, police said.

Two adult females made outcries of numerous sexual abuse incidents that occurred when they were both juveniles living in Hurst between 2007 and 2013, police said. 

Investigators concluded that Bernal met the girls while he was their pastor at the Tabernaculo De Vida Pentecostal Church on West Dickson Street in Fort Worth.

North Richland Hills, TX


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A Few Good People and Some Really Horrific Ones on Global P&P List

Stories from Australia, New Zealand, North Marianas Islands, Wales, Nigeria, England, ans one shocking story from both Germany and Chile regarding ex-Nazi pedophiles

Awful Details of Ridsdale's Child Sex Abuse in George Pell's Ballarat
BY SOFIA LOTTO PERSIO 

An Australian court heard harrowing details of historic child abuse perpetrated by former priest Gerald Ridsdale, one of Australia’s most notorious pedophiles.

Ridsdale, 83, pleaded guilty to 23 charges Tuesday, including two counts of rape and one of buggery, for abusing 12 children, aged 6 to 13, between 1962 and 1988 in the Victoria state city of Ballarat and the surrounding area.

Young George Pell
Ballarat is considered one of Australia’s worst-affected areas for incidents of sexual abuse by Catholic priests. It is named in Vatican Cardinal George Pell’s charges of historic sexual abuse, as he served in the diocese first as an assistant parish priest in 1972 and later, between 1973 and 1984, as an episcopal vicar. Pell pleaded not guilty in a first hearing at a Melbourne magistrate’s court in July and will return to court in October.

One of Ridsdale’s victims was a girl whose father woke her up on two occasions to see the priest, who then sexually assaulted her, the court heard on Tuesday.

“[Her] father carried her to the confessional booth and took her clothes off her, then carried her to the altar and lay her down,” Crown Prosecutor Jeremy McWilliams said of the second occasion, in 1974, as quoted by the Australian Associated Press.

According to the prosecutor, Ridsdale indecently assaulted her, then told her, “Jesus died for our sins so we could be forgiven, and if I confess to this sin I might be forgiven,” before kissing her on the cheek.

You 'might' be, but I wouldn't count on it. 

Colorful ribbons were tied to the fence outside St. Patrick's Cathedral to remember victims of child abuse by priests, in the town of Ballarat, Australia, on July 23. The Victoria County Court recently heard harrowing accounts of child abuse that occurred in Ballarat and the surrounding area. BYRON KAYE/REUTERS

The survivor is still suffering from the abuse, experiencing “crippling” flashbacks. “I feel like a piece of meat handed around for anyone to take a bite of,” she said in a statement read to the court by the prosecutor, as quoted in local media.

McWilliams also recounted the story of a 9-year-old altar boy who was told “God will forgive all of your sins” as Ridsdale raped him.

The former priest has been in jail since 1994 after being convicted for sexually abusing 53 children over three decades, although he admitted the true number of victims could be in the hundreds.

His lawyer, Victoria Legal Aid Chief Counsel Tim Marsh, urged Victoria County Court Judge Irene Lawson to give Ridsdale a chance for parole, which would shorten his 28-year-long sentence and award him early release on April 8, 2019, according to local media.

Tuesday’s hearing saw a total of nine survivors facing Ridsdale. It came just a day after the publication of a report by the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that controversially recommended priests should face criminal charges should they fail to report child abuse disclosed during confession.

The commission was set up in 2013 to investigate claims of child sex abuse in multiple Australian institutions, including the Boy Scouts, the Salvation Army and various churches and religious groups. Its findings have sparked outrage among the Australian clergy, who say they will oppose a recently proposed measure that would have priests face criminal charges if they fail to report allegations of child sex abuse disclosed during confession. The clergy insist that this goes against the Catholic Church’s rules on the confidentiality of confessions.

I wonder how many times Gerald Ridsdale confessed his sins to a priest or Bishop and was sent away with a few Hail Mary's to rape and destroy hundreds more children. You cannot forgive the sins of a serial child rapist, so why would you demand confidentiality. If he comes to you and confesses that he is a child rapist and you do nothing to stop him, you are no better than he is. 

I guess I know where I stand on that issue now.

Ridsdale himself gave evidence to the commission in 2015. He agreed the church should have notified the authorities about the abuse. “What I’ve done and the damage that I’ve done…I’d say definitely,” he said, according to Australian media reports at the time.





Dame Susan Devoy asks UN to push for
child abuse inquiry in N.Z.
NZ Herald

The Race Relations Commissioner has asked the United Nations to pressure New Zealand's Government to hold an inquiry into child abuse in state-run institutions.

Speaking to a United Nations human rights committee in Geneva, Dame Susan Devoy said it was "immoral" that successive governments had refused to hold an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions.

She said it was "heartbreaking" standing alongside abuse survivors at the steps of Parliament last month to present a petition calling for the inquiry.

"As children they suffered years of abuse at the hands of their own government and there they were asking for justice."

Between the 1950s and 1990s more than 100,000 children and vulnerable adults were taken from their families and placed in state-run institutions.

It is estimated up to 3.5 per cent of them suffered horrific physical, sexual and mental abuse while in care.

The vast majority of children taken were Maori, Dame Susan told the UN committee.

"These state homes were the beginning of the mass incarceration of Maori New Zealanders in our state institutions. And it is still going on.

"The refusal by successive governments to investigate is not only wrong, it is immoral. This is not my New Zealand and I urged the UN to tell our Government to do the right thing."

Prime Minister Bill English has effectively ruled out setting up an independent inquiry into the claims. He considers it more important to make changes to child welfare services to prevent a repeat of the abuse.

However after the petition was delivered in July he softened his stance, saying he was willing to listen to what the victims had to say - but suggesting he was yet to be convinced of the merits of a large-scale inquiry.

Dame Susan is representing the Human Rights Commission before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), which monitors whether countries are complying with anti-discrimination laws.

"We live in one of the most peaceful and ethnically diverse nations on earth and yet racism happens in New Zealand," she told the committee.

I think every country needs to examine the issue of institutionalized child sex abuse, and child sex abuse in general. It is easily the worst atrocity in the world today, far worse than climate change or anything else.






Judge grants motion to dismiss sexual-abuse-of-a-child case without prejudice; may sanction prosecutor
By Bryan Manabat - Variety News Staff 

Northern Marianas Islands (Saipan)
SUPERIOR Court Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio on Tuesday granted the government’s motion to dismiss without prejudice the case against a retired Army reservist who was charged with two sexual assault offenses involving minors.

On Aug. 25, 2016, Michael Barry Murphy was charged with sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, and sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. The alleged victim in the second charge is now an adult, and the abuse happened between 1994 and 2006, the prosecution said.

Following the denial of the government’s reconsideration motion to extend the discovery deadline last week, Assistant Attorney-General Betsy Weintraub on Aug. 10 filed a notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice.

Teresa Kim-Tenorio

But Murphy, through his lawyer Janet King, opposed the government motion and accused the prosecution of bad faith and harassment.

In her ruling, the judge said to accommodate the prosecution and defense, the court entertained multiple requests for extensions and continuances.

She said the court denied the government’s motion to extend the discovery deadline on Aug. 2, after finding that the prosecutor had had adequate opportunity to prepare and meet the discovery deadline.

The judge said she also found that Weintraub failed to show excusable neglect for moving to change the deadline within the time stated in the court’s second amended pre-trial order.

Judge Kim-Tenorio also disagreed that late discovery of probative information will not affect the trial date as the defendant will need additional time to inspect the evidence and defend against it.

According to the judge, Weintraub’s “complete disregard of the trial court’s docket compromises the fair administration of justice, which is a matter of great public significance.”

The court likewise noted the prosecutor’s pattern in dismissing prosecutions only to re-file charges at a time more favorable to the prosecution.

The judge directed Weintraub to appear in court on Aug. 29 at 9 a.m. to show cause why she should not be sanctioned for lack of diligence and dilatory tactics.

But the court also found “that public interest requires a trial to vindicate the victim and/or defendant…. [D]ismissal of the charges would result in wasted taxpayer dollars and resources of already burdened agencies.”

The judge said the jury trial scheduled for Sept. 11, 2017 and the pretrial conference set for Aug. 15, 2017 are vacated.






Welsh woman who was sexually abused as a child didn't tell anyone about it until she was 27

May Baxter-Thornton has bravely relinquished her legal right to anonymity to talk about her experiences as she takes on a new role to help others

A woman who was sexually abused as a child has spoken about her experiences as she takes on a role to ensure victims and survivors’ voices are heard during The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse today announces that two Welsh victims and survivors of child sex abuse will join the Victim and Survivors’ Consultative Panel.

May Baxter-Thornton, who was raised in Aberdare , and Emma Lewis, from Swansea , will join the panel. Both have relinquished their legal rights to anonymity to talk about their experiences ahead of working to ensure other victims are heard during the inquiry, which was set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, to uncover the truth about child abuse in the UK.

May Baxter-Thornton was abused as a child. She can’t remember the exact age, but believes it could have been when she was around five years old.

She moved to Sunderland in 1997 to attend university and gained a degree in photography and video.

While a student she contacted a charity to make a video documentary about women living in a women’s refuge. From there, she was offered work, and she ended up working with them for around 16 years, supporting women and children fleeing domestic violence.

May was 27 before she told anyone about the abuse.

“There are people who just never tell anyone and they take it to their graves,” the 42-year-old said.

Now living in Newport , she moved back to Wales in 2015 and was interviewed for a role on the panel in June before being appointed.

Speaking about her decision to apply for a place on the panel, May said: “I think it’s a way of my having a voice but also to make people realise that you can actually go on and have careers, you can make a life for yourself even though it might feel like, right now, that you can’t for whatever reason.

“Childhood abuse impacts every aspect of your life, whether that’s your education, your communication with people, relationships, confidence. It can knock every part of your life.

“I can use my own experiences, and the experience of my working with people as well, to benefit victims and survivors so that when the inquiry does make any recommendations or come to any conclusions I know I’ve played a part in ensuring that victims and survivors are heard.”

Through their new role on the Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel, May and Emma will advise the inquiry on how best to reach and listen to victims and survivors in Wales.

Emma, from Swansea, grew up in care and has dedicated the last 20 years to helping young people make a smooth transition out of care. She was sexually abused aged six, and didn’t tell anyone until she was 12.

Emma, 37, said: “It is a privilege to be asked to champion the interests of Welsh victims and survivors to the inquiry.

“I want my role on the Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel to really count and to ensure that children in Wales are better protected in the future.”

The inquiry is using a novel way of gathering accounts from those who may have suffered at the hands of child sexual abuse.

The Truth Project gives individuals who experienced sexual abuse as a child the chance to privately describe what happened to them and how institutions failed to protect them. They are also welcome to make suggestions about what can be done to prevent the same abuse occurring in the future.

Anonymised information gathered in Truth Project sessions will be used to shape the inquiry’s recommendations to the government about how institutions can better protect children.

May added: “With regards to the Truth Project, that is a really strong and important piece of work around getting people’s experiences, real-life experiences, of people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse to input into the inquiry.

May Baxter-Thornton (left) from Newport, and Emma Lewis (right) from Swansea (Image: PA)

“They can tell their story in a safe environment. It’s a way for them to get their voices heard. Their experiences will be anonymised.

“What we’re trying to get across with this project is ‘this project will believe you’.”

The inquiry first opened in Wales in November 2016 and since then has met with victims, survivors, and experts in Swansea, Newport, Cardiff and Caernarfon.

Inquiry chair Professor Alexis Jay said: “May and Emma have demonstrated a proven commitment to reaching and supporting victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in Wales.

“The Welsh perspective May and Emma offer will provide a vital contribution to the work of the Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel.”






Katsina, Nigeria, CSOs endorse death penalty for
child sexual abuse
ByYunusa Ringim 

The Katsina State Government, in collaboration with a coalition of civil society groups campaigning for the domestication of the Child Rights Act, has proposed death sentence for any person confirmed by a competent court of law to have raped or sexually abused a child.

Apparently worried by increasing incidences of defilement of baby-girls and sodomy in parts of the state, the coalition, in the final draft of the document renamed “Katsina State Child Protection Bill,” defined a child as any male or female who is nine years or below, for the purpose of the proposed law.

Some of the agencies of government involved in the project included the ministries of Women Affairs, Justice and Information, along with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children International, the National Human Rights Commission, Child Protection Network, Da’wa Family Support, JIBWIS and Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), among others.

Presenting a draft copy of the Bill to the Commissioner of Women Affairs, Dr. Badiyya Hassan Mashi, for onward transmission to Governor Aminu Bello Masari, the coalition’s Secretary, Hajiya Fatima Jibo, described the death sentence as applicable where the child abused is under the age of nine years and was “lured by a person or persons to commit unlawful, illicit sexual intercourse.”

According to the proposed Bill, “whoever sexually abuses a child commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to be sentenced to death.”

The document also outlaws the use of children for soliciting for alms, hawking and slavery and recommended prison sentences and fines depending on the extent of violation of the law.

“Whoever procures a child for the purposes of begging for alms or guiding beggars thereby depriving the child the opportunity to to attend or remain in school, commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of not less than N10,000 (that's €27.50) and community service,” according to the document.

Also speaking at the programme, Save the Children Area Manager, Nura Muhammad, noted that apart from Katsina, 10 other states in the north are yet to adopt the Child Rights Act.

The states, according to him, are Kaduna, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara.





Black Country pervert admits child sex abuse
By John Scott | Dudley, UK | Crime |

A 51-year-old man is facing a long prison sentence after admitting a series of sex offences against children.

Ian Jones from Central Drive, Lower Gornal, Dudley pleaded guilty to six offences of penetrative sex with an under age boy when he appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday.

He further admitted causing or inciting two teenagers under 18 years old to become involved in pornography on various dates.

Jones also pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a youth and attempting to engage in sexual activity by trying to kiss a 15-year-old.

The defendant was placed on the Sex Offenders Register and remanded on bail for pre-sentence reports until September 15 when details of the case are expected to be outlined.

Judge Peter Barrie warned him: "The fact I am granting you bail does not have any bearing on the sentence you will face. It will almost certainly involve a significant custodial sentence."

Then why grant him bail at all?






Right-hand man of shockingly evil, cult leader to serve Chilean sentence in German prison 

The right-hand man of a one-eyed German Nazi who oversaw daily torture and abuse of child slaves over three decades in Chile has been given a five-year prison sentence in Germany. 

A court in Krefeld upheld a Chilean prison sentence of five years and one day for Hartmut Hopp - a German in his 70s - over abuses committed at the notorious Colonia Dignidad commune.

Pictured right: Hartmut Hopp with his wife. He has been jailed for five years and one day after being the right-hand man of notorious Nazi paedophile Paul Schaefer 

Hopp, a doctor, was a close associate of convicted paedophile Paul Schaefer, a former Wehrmacht soldier who in 1961 founded the commune where residents were indoctrinated and kept as virtual slaves over three decades.

A court in Chile convicted Hopp in 2011 of crimes including complicity in the sexual abuse of 16 minors but he fled to Germany before the final court ruling was imposed.

Pictured: Paul Schaefer, a one-eyed former Nazi soldier who founded the commune in 1961

But the latest German ruling is not yet final as his lawyer has announced plans to appeal.

As head of the Nazi paedophile sect, Schaefer collaborated with the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. His secret police used the colony, about 215 miles south of the capital Santiago, as a place to torture and 'disappear' his opponents. 

Germany last year said it was declassifying its files on the sect, and the foreign minister at the time, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, admitted that the diplomatic service had failed to stop the abuses.


Pictured: The Colonia Dignidad commune in Chile, which was the scene of child sex abuse for over thirty years 

The scale of the atrocities came to light only after the end of Pinochet's regime. 

For decades, the residents of Villa Baviera, initially called Colonia Dignidad, submitted to the authoritarian whims of Schaefer, who banned almost all contact with the outside world at the commune 210 miles south of Santiago.

Under his rules, men and women lived separately, intimate contact was controlled and children were split from their parents.

In 2006, former members of the cult issued a public apology and asked for forgiveness for 40 years of sex and human rights abuses in their community, saying they were brainwashed by Schaefer, who many viewed as God.

Pictured: A woman hangs up posters of missing people on the fence surrounding the sect's compound 

Schaefer was born in Troisdorf, Weimar Germany, and joined the Hitler Youth movement at a young age.

He served as a medic in the German Army during World War II, where he reached the rank of corporal. 

Last year prosecutors in Krefeld requested that his right-hand man Hopp serve out the prison term in his country of origin, in line with a Chilean request, and the court has now agreed.

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights greeted the ruling, calling it a long-overdue first step 'in the resolution of the crimes of Colonia Dignidad, in particular rape and sexual abuse of minors'.

It warned that Hopp had already fled Chilean justice once and said that authorities 'must prevent a possible escape of Hartmut Hopp'. 

Schaefer disappeared on May 20, 1997, fleeing child sex abuse charges, filed by Chilean authorities after 26 children who went to the commune's free clinic and school reported abuse.

He was tried in Chile in his absence, and found guilty in late 2004.

He was discovered on March 10, 2005, nearly eight years after his disappearance, hiding in a suburb known as Las Acacias, 30 miles from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Following two days of negotiations between Chilean and Argentine authorities, Schaefer was sent back to Chile to face a court hearing. There, he was charged with being involved in the 1976 disappearance of the political activist Juan Maino, and he remained in custody until his death.

On May 24, 2006, he was sentenced to 20 years in jail for sexually abusing 25 children and was ordered to pay £1million to 11 minors whose representatives established suits.

He died aged 89 in a Chilean jail in 2010 while serving his sentence.

Villa Baviera (Colonia Dignidad), Chile