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Rabbi Arrested for Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On October - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

article-2480445-1915AD2600000578-757_634x589A rabbi accused of sexually abusing boys in New York was arrested Tuesday afternoon at a Jewish community center in Beverly Hills, California. Menachem Tewel, 30, also known as Mendel Tevel, was handcuffed and led away from the JEM Community Center at 9930 S. Santa Monica Boulevard, at around 1.30pm, where he was working a youth worker. He is suspected of abusing four boys between 1995 and 2004 on two counts of criminal sexual acts and one count of sexual abuse. READ MORE HERE

Interview With Christian Choat’s Killer

Posted by Sandra On October - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

article-0-12E8D9A1000005DC-117_306x480A father convicted of keeping his 13-year-old son in a dog cage, torturing him, letting him starve, then burying his body behind the family mobile home claims he’s the only person who ever loved his abused child.  Riley Choate spoke out this week from the Indiana prison where he is serving 80 years for the boy’s 2009 death and claimed he was ‘the fall guy’ for a case for which he claims many people are responsible.  Authorities say the final year of Christian Choate’s life was subhuman. He was subjected to regular beatings, taken out of school, starved and kept locked in a dog cage. READ MORE HERE

Rescued ‘Girl In The Closet’ Who Was Raped, Tortured Speaks Out

Posted by Sandra On October - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

She has revealed how she has endured years of painful memories and problems at school but now just hopes for a ‘normal life’

article-2480156-19154ED800000578-374_306x423Twelve years after Lauren Kavanaugh was found emaciated and imprisoned in a tiny urine-soaked closet, she has revealed her extraordinary strength. Speaking to the Dallas Morning News in a series of powerful interviews, the now-20-year-old shared how she has struggled to gain control of her life after suffering six years of sexual, emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her mother and stepfather, Barbara and Kenneth Atkinson. ‘I’m hoping one day I’ll be able to have a normal life,’ Lauren, who now lives in Canton, Texas with her adoptive mother, told writer Scott Farwell. ‘Of course, my life hasn’t ever been normal.’ READ MORE HERE

60-YO Former BBC Host Found Guilty of 26 Counts Child Sex Abuse

Posted by Sandra On October - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

article-2481666-1BBC85B9000005DC-796_306x423A former BBC presenter dubbed a ‘predatory pedophile’ has been jailed for 22 years after being convicted of sexually abusing seven boys over two decades. Ex-BBC Norfolk and Radio Clyde broadcaster Michael Souter was found guilty of 26 offences including indecent assault, indecency with a child, serious sexual offences and seven counts of possessing indecent images of children at a trial which finished earlier this month. He was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court today. READ MORE HERE

Parents Accused of Starving, Abusing, Drugging 11-YO Disabled Son

Posted by Sandra On October - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Boy found weighing only 30lbs

article-2481516-191BEED200000578-246_306x423A Texas couple have been charged with child neglect for allegedly allowing their severely disabled 11-year-old son to nearly starve to death. The alleged abuse happened in May 2012 when Elijah and Susan Johnson’s son, Nathaniel, was discovered in their home weighing only 30lbs. According to police, the family, which have two other children, were living in a cabin without electricity or running water, ABC13 reported.  READ MORE HERE

Bullies Ripped Part of 8-YO’s Scalp Out Of Her Head

Posted by Sandra On October - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Screen_Shot_2013-10-29_at_9.10.17_AMAn 8-year-old girl was left scalped after being terrorized by bullies at an elementary school in Georgia, her family says. The girl’s grandmother, Dorris Bearden, told WSB-TV that bullies pulled the girl’s hair so hard that a piece of Aolani Dunbar’s scalp was torn off leaving a gaping wound. Doctors say the girl may never grow hair in that part of her scalp again and she may need skin grafts, according to Bearden. READ MORE HERE

Family Friend Charged With Child Grooming, Rape

Posted by Sandra On October - 30 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Man, 37, ran away with girl, 15, after ‘grooming her for years’

article-2480335-1916218800000578-315_634x491The 37-year-old man who ran away with a 15-year-old girl has been charged with sex abuse and faces life in prison, it was revealed today. Robert Messer befriended teenager Emily Lalinksy’s mother, Lisa Schwartz, through their church in Plymouth Township, Michigan and had known the 15-year-old since she was a little girl. Today Lieutenant Cal Lauria told MailOnline: ‘He has been charged on six counts. Count one, Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree, which carries life imprisonment. ‘Counts two through five, Criminal Sexual Conduct in the third degree, each count carrying a 15 year penalty and Count six Accosting a Minor which carries a four years.’ READ MORE HERE

Fast Facts On Missing Children

Posted by Sandra On October - 28 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

download (1)Here is some background information about missing children in the United States. There are several different types of missing children: runaways, family abductions, lost or “thrown away,” and non-family abductions. Recent advances in technology, communications through public alerts, and greater cooperation from law enforcement have helped solve many cases quickly. An estimated 800,000 children are reported missing each year. (NCMECA study published by the Department of Justice in 2002 reported that of the 797,500 children reported missing in a one-year period, 203,900 were abducted by family members and 58,200 were abducted by non-relatives. 115 were classified as being taken by a stranger. READ MORE HERE





The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Missing Children by State

Missing Children – Missing Child Statistics – KlaasKids Foundation

Missing Kids: Statistics – National Criminal Justice Reference Service


Soldier Faces Rape Charges

Posted by Sandra On October - 28 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Soldier charged with child rape for allegedly having sex with 13-year-old

imagesTACOMA — A 47-year-old soldier was charged Monday with second-degree rape of a child for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl he met online. The defendant, Glen Winans, pleaded not guilty in Pierce County Superior Court Monday.  He was ordered held on $100,000 bail. The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said Winans, while deployed with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, met the girl online and engaged in multiple conversations with her. The girl told the defendant she was 15, the prosecutor’s office said. READ MORE HERE

Child Raped, Buried Alive, Digs Herself Out

Posted by Sandra On October - 28 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

13-yo girl dumped in roadside grave by two men after rape 

424262A girl in Pakistan had to dig herself out of her roadside grave after being buried alive by two men after they raped her. The 13-year-old girl from the Punjab province was abducted by two men on her way to Quran lessons, India’s PTI reports. Her father told police about his daughter’s abduction, but they reportedly refused to cooperate with him. After being abducted from her home in a village in Toba Tek Singh district, the girl was allegedly raped in a deserted area. The attackers, believing they had killed her, buried her in a grave on the roadside. READ MORE HERE

$59.7M for Sandusky’s Victims

Posted by Sandra On October - 28 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Penn State to pay Sandusky child abuse victims $59.7m in settlements

imagePenn State said Monday it is paying $59.7m to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The school said 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle, but did not disclose the names of the recipients. The school faces six other claims, and the university says it believes some of those do not have merit while others may produce settlements. READ MORE HERE

2-MO Infant Dies from Being Shaken

Posted by Sandra On October - 28 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

adam-browne-courtesy-new-london-policeNEW LONDON, CT — A father is accused of fatally shaking his 2-month-old boy and was on suicide watch in a Connecticut prison. Police say 24-year-old Adam M. Browne called 911 from his New London apartment early Friday morning to report that his son was limp and not breathing. While a dispatcher walked Browne through emergency medical procedures, the fire department sent personnel and transported the baby to the hospital. READ MORE HERE

Mia Farrow’s Brother Sentenced

Posted by Sandra On October - 28 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Mia Farrow’s brother sentenced to 25 years in jail for sexually abusing two young boys

article-2379934-1B03DADB000005DC-378_306x423Mia Farrow’s brother was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for the sexual abuse of two young boys over an eight-year period. Businessman John Villiers-Farrow pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse after he was handed down 39 charges for the molestation of the boys who were his neighbors in Maryland in 2002. He pleaded guilty in July so he could get a lighter sentence but has always asserted his innocence. His sentence was suspended for 15 years, which means Villiers-Farrow will spend at least the next ten years in jail. READ MORE HERE

Man Who Raped and Murdered 3-YO Toddler To Be Executed

Posted by Sandra On October - 28 - 2013 1 COMMENT

article-2478494-190B63B200000578-777_306x423Columbus, Ohio will use an untried-dose of two drugs to put to death a condemned inmate who raped and killed his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter, the state prisons agency said on Monday. A warden determined the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility doesn’t have enough pentobarbital, the drug Ohio formerly used until its manufacturer put it off-limits for executions, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said in an email. Instead, the state will use an intravenous combination of midazolam, a sedative, and hydromorphone, a painkiller, in the Nov. 14 execution of Ronald Phillips of Akron. READ MORE HERE


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