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Entire Family Murdered

Posted by Sandra On January - 31 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Lee County couple planned failed murder-suicide












FORT MYERS, Florida– After watching Tammy Modlin stab the family dog to death, then doing the same to her three-year-old daughter, and then shooting her 16-year-old daughter to death, Patrick Sean Carlopoli then shot his girlfriend to death, according to an unredacted arrest report released Tuesday. Carlopoli was supposed to then turn the gun on himself, the report said. “At that point, Patrick said he shot his girlfriend, however, he could not go through with killing himself,” the report said. “Patrick then went outside and called 911 after dropping the firearm on the bed.” Carlopoli, 27, was arrested Sunday after contacting emergency dispatchers. He is charged with second-degree murder, two counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated child abuse and one count of felony animal cruelty. READ MORE HERE

Girlfriend, 16-yo and 3-yo Child, Family Dog Killed

FORT MYERS, Florida – In what Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott described as a “gruesome” crime scene, a woman, her two daughters and a family pet were found dead inside an apartment early Sunday morning. Patrick Sean Carlopoli, 27, of 15224 Iona Lakes Drive, is charged with second-degree murder, two counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated child abuse and one count of felony animal cruelty. Carlopoli remained in the Lee County jail Monday under no bond. Carlopoli has not been charged with killing the two children, said Scott, who did not release a motive in the killings. READ MORE HERE

Mom, Two Kids, Family Dog Found Shot & Stabbed

‘Gruesome’ slaying of 3 in Iona apartment shocks loved ones

10 things about the Carlopoli-Modlin homicides in Iona


13-YO Abducted, Murdered

Posted by Sandra On January - 31 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

30A3E69000000578-3419946-Missing_Police_in_Blacksburg_Virginia_are_searching_for_13_year_-m-67_1453931114573A second Virginia Tech student has been arrested in relation to the murder of a 13-year-old girl who vanished from her home three days ago. Student David Eisenhauer, 18, was arrested and charged on Saturday night with the abduction and murder of Nicole Lovell. Police revealed today that another engineering student, Natalie Keepers, 19, has been arrested and charged with helping dispose of Nicole’s body.  Nicole had disappeared from her home in the Lantern Ridge area of Blacksburg, Virginia, on Tuesday night, vanishing without her liver medication and with just a blanket and a bottle of water. Her body was found near Route 89 just over the North Carolina border, about 60 miles from where she was last seen. Eisenhauer knew Nicole before she disappeared, police revealed, saying that he ‘used this relationship to his advantage’ before allegedly abducting her. READ MORE HERE

Missing 13-year-old Nicole Lovell found dead

Virginia Tech freshman David Eisenhauer charged

UPDATE: Second Virginia Tech student charged

Nicole Madison Lovell Photos


10,000 Refugee Children Have Vanished

Posted by Sandra On January - 31 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

10,000 refugee children have ‘vanished into sex and slave trade’ after arriving in Europe 

30A84B1C00000578-0-image-m-81_1454239040607At least 10,000 refugee children have vanished after arriving in Europe with many being forced into sex work and slavery, officials believe. Thousands of young migrants have been targeted by criminals and are now missing, according to the European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol. The news emerged as charity Save the Children estimated that around 26,000 children were forced to travel into Europe alone last year.

Brain Donald, Europol’s chief of staff, told Mark Townsend at the Observer: ‘It is not unreasonable to say that we are looking at 10,000-plus children. ‘We just don’t know where they are, what they are doing and whom they are with.’ He said there was evidence some were being sexually exploited by gangs also linked to human trafficking, but stressed not all children would have been linked to criminal activity. READ MORE HERE

20 Signs of Unresolved Trauma

Posted by Sandra On January - 31 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

cd9b11d6d09ba67f617cb78284bb7fa0Many people enter the therapy process with minimal awareness of their trauma history.  When the trauma survivors are dissociative, they have the ability to block out an awareness of their trauma.  They may know that their family had problems, or that their family was dysfunctional, etc, but they may believe they were never abused.

However, blocking out conscious awareness of trauma does not mean that the survivors have no effects of that trauma.  Using denial and dissociative skills does not mean that the abuse did not happen.  Denial means that the person simply is refusing to acknowledge or accept the fact that they were traumatized.  They are pretending they were not hurt, when they were actually hurt very badly.

Even if the memories of abuse are hidden from the survivor’s awareness, blocked trauma / unresolved trauma creates very noticeable and obvious symptoms that can be easily seen in their every day lives. People will enter therapy aware of some of the following symptoms, but they may not realize these complications are suggestive of unresolved trauma issues: READ MORE HERE

(PHOTO: This powerful photo of emotional pain and inner turmoil was taken by Shaylin Janelle photography. http://shaylinjanelle.tumblr.com )

Man Indicted for Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On January - 28 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Leiser_DavidA 67-year-old Kettering man is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl in his neighborhood. David R. Leiser was indicted today on two counts of rape involving a child younger than 10, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report. Leiser originally was arrested Jan. 21 on suspicion of gross sexual imposition and remains in the Montgomery County Jail on $250,000 bond, online jail records show. READ MORE HERE


Shocking Death of Baby Ebony

Posted by Sandra On January - 28 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

4-month-old baby Ebony died at her father’s hands in Adelaide in 2011 

30A6315B00000578-3420276-image-a-25_1453949468311A coroner has lambasted authorities for failing a four-month-old baby who died from horrific injuries at her father’s hands in 2011. Baby Ebony was left dead in her cot in Adelaide for a week after she died before her parents alerted Families South Australia. She had over 50 injuries, including 48 healing fractures and other recent injuries when she was found. READ MORE HERE


Parents Suspected in Deorr Kunz’s Disappearance

Posted by Sandra On January - 28 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

1453752554770IDAHO – The parents of a 2-year-old toddler boy, Deorr Kunz, who disappeared in July from an Idaho campsite have been named suspects in the case, authorities said Monday. Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman said Jessica Mitchell and DeOrr Kunz Sr. have been “less than truthful” in the disappearance of their son, who was last seen at a campsite near the Timber Creek Reservoir in Leodore where he was staying with his parents, great-grandfather and another adult. READ MORE HERE

Woman Confesses to Drowning Son

Posted by Sandra On January - 28 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

capture-20160128-203215A South Bay woman faces a murder charge after confessing that she drowned her adopted son in a bathtub in their house, police said. Tara McNeill Palajac allegedly killed the 12-year-old boy on Jan. 8 in a Conner Place residence. The 51-year-old Santa Clara woman, who has not yet entered a plea, initially reported that the child’s death was an accident, authorities said. READ MORE HERE

Former Police Chief Sentenced to LIFE for Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On January - 25 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

download (1)CLINTON COUNTY, Ohio – A former police chief in Clinton County was sentenced to life with parole for the rape of a child. According to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Larry Casey will be eligible for parole after 25 years. A jury convicted Casey, 48, on charges of rape of a child under 13, sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and failure to register as a sex offender. READ MORE HERE

Couple Charged With Murder

Posted by Sandra On January - 25 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Police arrest couple of dead newborn for murder

AMBER-CRAKER-jpgABILENE, Texas – Abilene police took 18-year-old Amber Craker into custody in connection with the dead newborn found in a south Abilene house Monday. Craker is the birth mother of the dead female baby, police said in a news release. Police said she was arrested shortly after her release from the hospital at about 4:15 p.m. She has been officially charged with first degree felony murder and second degree felony tampering with evidence. Her bond was set at $300,000 and she remains in the Taylor County Jail.

Damian Scott Cate, 22, was arrested late Monday and charged with murder in connection with the homicide as well. Court documents say additional family members may face charges. READ MORE HERE

New U.S. Data Shows Almost 3% Rise In Child Abuse

Posted by Sandra On January - 25 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

imagesThe number of U.S. children victimized by abuse and neglect increased by nearly 3 percent in the latest annual reporting period, according to new federal data. According to the report released Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services, the estimated number of victimized children in the 2014 fiscal year was 702,208 — up from 682,307 in 2013. The report estimated fatalities attributable to child abuse and neglect at 1,580 — up from 1,530 in 2013. READ MORE HERE

2014 Children’s Advocacy Center Statistics Highlights 

2014 Full Child Advocacy Center Statistics

Among the over 315,000 children served by Children’s Advocacy Centers around the country in 2014, some startling statistics include:

  • 116,940 children were ages 0 to 6 years
  • 115,959 children were ages 7 to 12 years
  • 81,025 children were ages 13 to 18 years
  • 205,438 children reported sexual abuse
  • 60,897 children reported physical abuse
  • 211,831 children participated in on-site forensic interviewing at a Children’s Advocacy Center

Among the over 244,000 alleged offenders investigated for instances of child abuse in 2014, some startling statistics include:

  • 154,529 were 18+ years old
  • 26,294 were ages 13 to 17 years
  • 20,040 were under age 13 years
  • 95,913 were a parent or step-parent of the victim
  • 127,358 were related or known to the child victim in another way
  • 23,696 were an unrelated person the victim knew

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children & Families. Child Maltreatment 2013.http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/resource/child-maltreatment-2013  

National Children’s Alliance 2013 and 2014 national statistics collected from Children’s Advocacy Center members and available on the NCA website: http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/cac-statistics


Britax Car Seat Recalled

Posted by Sandra On January - 23 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Britax-Child-Safety-photoBritax Child Safety is recalling more than 71,000 infant car seats because the carrying handles can break. The recall covers the B-Safe 35, the B-Safe 35 Elite and the B-Safe 35 Travel System made from Oct. 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015. Documents posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the seats have handles that can develop cracks that can lead to fractures. READ MORE HERE

Law & Order Director Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

Posted by Sandra On January - 19 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

305B784900000578-3407184-image-a-103_1453255281113A television director with credits on Law & Order and other shows has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in New York. Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says 51-year-old Jason ‘Jace’ Alexander pleaded guilty Tuesday to promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by a child. Prosecutors say digital files showing minors engaged in sex acts were found on computers at the director’s Dobbs Ferry, New York, home. The married father-of-two could face up to seven years in prison when he is sentenced on May 3. READ MORE HERE


Baby Rapist Found Dead In Cell

Posted by Sandra On January - 19 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Pedophile who repeatedly raped baby dies after being found unresponsive in cell

Robin Hollyson died after being found unresponsive in his prison cell (National Crime Agency)

A pedophile who repeatedly raped a baby has died after being found unresponsive in his prison cell. Robin Hollyson, 31, was part of a gang that attacked babies, toddlers and pre-school children in abuse that was streamed over the internet. The men, described as “beyond human instinct” by a judge, preyed on the families of youngsters to gain access to them, in one case grooming a mother and father before their baby’s birth. READ MORE HERE

One of Britain’s most notorious paedophiles who was part of a gang of seven who filmed themselves abusing children is found hanged in jail 




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