Friends and family continue to pray for the safe return of a kidnapped Arkansas girl as authorities resume their search Tuesday morning. 14-year-old Sidney Randall of Walnut Ridge was last seen late at night on March 16th, when her mother Denise discovered that Sydney and her stepfather John Cornell were not in the house. When Cornell returned early Sunday morning, he told Denise he was going to the police station to report Sidney missing, but he never reached the station. READ MORE HERE
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3/1/2013 UPDATE: Dreamcatchers would like to express our sincere gratitude for the very generous contribution that we received today!! Lady Jane’s Haircuts for Men’s Gala Fundraiser raised $2100 for Dreamcatchers for Abused Children. You can view photos of their Gratitude Gala Event HERE. They also added us to their “CHARITY” section on their website HERE. THANK YOU!!!
“The Gratitude Gala” Event
Lady Jane’s Haircuts for Men continues to work to raise much needed funds for children. Each year LJ collects donations to raise money for local charities and children in need. All LJ locations work together raising money in their area for the kids. Over the past two years LJ has raised $18,000 – most by one to two dollar donations from our customers. In addition to the partnership with Children’s Miracle Network, LJ also supports many other local charities in the communities they do business in and around.
The Gratitude Gala Event will be held on February 2, 2013 at the TWIN LAKES GOLF & SWIM CLUB (Oakland, MI). All raffle and giveaway donations will go to Dreamcatchers for Abused Children. We would like to thank Lady Jane’s, Chad Johnson ~ LJ’s CEO, and Jennifer Golas ~ Corporate Headquarters Manager for this amazing opportunity! We greatly appreciate your support!!
“Being actively involved and giving back to the communities, in which we do business, is very important to me and my company. Through the numerous programs supported by Lady Jane’s, we hope to make a positive impact on those who are less fortunate and those who need extra funding to run their community based programs.“ SEE THEIR PAST CHARITY WORK HERE
On July 29, 1986, Tina Dukes, age seven, was playing outside in front of her home with her cousin and another child. Tony Powell approached Trina and her cousin and asked them if they knew how to ride a bike. After Trina said, “Yes” the three children followed Powell around the corner. Powell then asked Trina to go upstairs with him and told Trina’s cousin and the other child to leave. After luring Trina to the fourth floor Powell told her to take off her cloths. Powell later admitted to police that at this point he intended to “F..k” Trina. Trina then began to cry and said she wanted to go home.
By this time Trina’s cousin had run home and told her grandfather, who was known as “Big Duke”, what had happened. Trina’s cousin then led Big Duke and her brother Marvin to the building where Powell had taken Trina. Big Duke then went behind the building and called out for Trina. Trina called back “Big Duke, Big Duke.” Tony Powell then grabbed Trina’s mouth in an attempt to stop her cries. Big Duke then went into the building and ran up the stairs followed by Trina’s cousin and Marvin. When Powell heard them coming up the stairs he picked up Trina. Trina became so scared she defecated on Powell. Powell then threw seven-year-old Trina out the fourth floor window. READ MORE HERE
Inmate Name: Timothy Papp
Victims Name: Roxie Ann Keathley (Age 9)
Inmate Number: A151436
Offenses: Murder, Rape- Under 12, Complicity Agg. Murder
Minimum/ Maximum Sentence: 10 Years – Life
Next Parole Hearing: March 2013
PLEASE BLOCK THIS MAN’S PAROLE
On March 12, 1973, nine-year-old Roxie Ann Keathley returned from school to the apartment complex in which she lived. Timothy Papp, his wife and his child were also residents of the complex. Papp was living alone because his wife and child had left him three days earlier. To obtain spending money, Roxie would often go from apartment to apartment asking the residents for their pop bottles. About 3:30 p.m. on March 12, 1973, Roxie and her sister, Tammy, saw Papp in the parking lot and asked him if he had any pop bottles. Papp said that he had some, but that Roxie should return later. Instead of returning home to dinner with Tammy, Roxie said she had something else to do. Roxie was last seen alive about 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 1973. A man in a white trench coat was seen talking to Roxie about this time. After searching for Roxie without success during the evening hours of March 12, her mother called the police about 10:00 p.m. and reported Roxie missing. An extensive search for Roxie was made by sheriff’s deputies and volunteer searchers, but she could not be found. READ MORE HERE
MYRTLE BEACH, SC -Brent Egan Dotson, 57, was convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor Under 11 Wednesday in an Horry County courtroom, even though he failed to show up for his own trial, according to prosecutor Candice Lively. Dotson was also found guilty of Lewd Act on a Minor. Dotson was dating the victim’s grandmother, when the victim said he molested her between 2009 and 2010, according to Lively. READ MORE HERE
There are more than 22,000 wanted criminals in the Horry County system – these folks could be people you pass on the street every day, even your neighbor. In fact, some don’t even know they have a warrant out for their arrest. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office to show you who they are and to help get them off the streets. Lieutenant Steve Cox combed through a list of criminals in Horry County, wanted for everything from traffic-related incidents to assault and battery, or worse. He provided information on two offenders this week. Among them is 56-year-old Brent Egan Dotson, a white male who is described as 5-feet-9-inches tall with brown hair and blue eyes. He’s wanted for failure to appear for a lewd sexual act committed on a child under the age of 16. READ MORE HERE
An app called Snapchat boasts 50-million “snaps” a day, but each of the images come and go in a matter of seconds. Our sister station, KMGH, investigates the dangers of the easy-come-easy-go picture app. ”Anytime you can only show an image for 2 seconds to 10 seconds, you have to wonder why,” said Detective Mike Harris with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office. That is exactly what Snapchat is about, sending images that disappear. ”Why limit it and what’s the reason of limiting it? Because obviously you’re letting strangers who you don’t know have access to those pictures and often times those strangers are what we call ‘predators’ and what law enforcement and the kids call ‘creepers,’” said Harris. READ MORE HERE
To This Day Bullying Project
Shane Koyczan was bullied a lot when he was a kid. So he took that pain and made this stunning video with the help of some amazingly talented people. It’s kind of breathtaking and powerful, just a warning. Also, it has a happy ending. ORIGINAL: By Shane Koyczan, whom you should like on Facebook, and an amazing group of animators as part of the To This Day project. You can learn more about confronting bullying at Bullying.org.
More than $105K in reward money is sitting, waiting to be handed out to the person that helps bring those who allegedly abducted and raped a 5-year-old Cobbs Creek girl to justice. After enduring what investigators called an “unspeakable experience,” the girl assisted police in their investigation. She met with experts who worked to recover her memories, was questioned by detectives and even took three walks through the neighborhood where she was allegedly held. READ MORE HERE
FBI seeks public’s help identifying child porn suspects as well as victim’s t-shirt pictured in photographs
The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying two men wanted for their alleged involvement in the production of child pornography. The federal agency is circulating photographs of the suspects as well as other images grabbed from a child pornography video, including a child’s yellow t-shirt and the rear of what appears to be a one-story home with an above-ground pool in the backyard. The yellow t-shirt features an illustration of a basketball under the words, ‘New Market.’ READ MORE HERE
MONTEREY — A Castroville man is missing with a 10-month old boy after a report of possible child abuse, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Deputies were called to a residence in Castroville on Saturday on a report of possible child abuse, but could not locate either the suspect, Jesus Vargas Espinoza, 47, or 10-month-old Angelle Jenisis Negron, a sheriff’s office spokesman said. READ MORE HERE
Our organization, Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, has been doing fundraisers for at-risk children in the community for three years now. We do back to school fundraisers in the fall, Christmas stockings in the winter, and our biggest event: the Easter Basket Drive. We build each basket (or stocking in the winter) personally for each child. We work with the shelters and housing commissions in advance to get the age and genders of the children in their program, then build a basket personalized for each child.
SLIDESHOW OF OUR PAST EASTER BASKET DRIVES
This section of the Child Abuse Unit website will feature suspects that are wanted by various law enforcement agencies (both locally and across the United States) for crimes against children. Initially, you will see thumbnail pictures of the various suspects. “Click” on a selected thumbnail picture to view their respective WANTED posting (which will contain full information i.e. description, crime and essential data). READ MORE HERE
- Figures show a rise in reports of incidents relating to online grooming
- Children Exploitation and Online Protection Centre received three a day
Parents must monitor their children’s Facebook accounts to protect them from online predators, a top child protection expert has said. The deputy children’s commissioner said parents should stop children uploading pictures of themselves kissing, showing their flesh or wearing any sort of revealing outfit. Sue Berelowitz threw her weight behind calls for greater family control of online risks by saying that parents should warn their children that once a picture is online, there is a danger it will be shared with anyone from classmates to strangers. READ MORE HERE
MICHIGAN FUGITIVE: DONALD FRANCIS MCLEOD
The Port Huron Police department is looking for a suspect who allegedly sexually abused a girl over the course of several years. Lt. Duane Loxton said the allegations were reported in July and officers have been investigating Donald Francis McLeod since. McLeod is wanted on three counts of criminal sexual conduct first-degree, delivery of controlled substance to a minor and as four time habitual offender. READ MORE HERE
Anyone with information about McLeod or any other crimes is asked to call CAPTURE at (810) 987-6688 or by going to www.porthuronpolice.org. A reward of up to $1,000 is available if an arrested is made based on your tip.
Every family has strengths, but some families also have weaknesses. Research has shown that adults raised in dysfunctional families frequently report difficulties forming and maintaining intimate relationships, maintaining positive self-esteem, and trusting others; they fear a loss of control, and deny their feelings and reality. It’s true—our early influences can leave behind deep grooves—both good and bad— that we tend to carry around for the rest of our lives. Dysfunction can be a difficult cycle to break, but it is possible. In my work with families, I refer to this process as “pioneer parenting”. For all pioneers who have been the first to enter new territory, the road is often long and bumpy, but the destination points can be incredibly rewarding and the legacy is definitely priceless. READ MORE HERE
CNN anchor: “How can you not call that a person?”
An eight-minute segment on Monday night reached a turning point when CNN host Erin Burnett exclaimed: “That baby was 8 pounds, 2 ounces. He was going to be born in a couple of days. How could you not define that as a person? That is a viable life.” Burnett covered the story of Heather Surovik, who was days away from giving birth to her son, Brady. She was returning from her final prenatal checkup when a drunk driver on his fifth DUI smashed into her car. Although Heather and her other family members survived, Brady did not. Since Colorado law does not recognize pre-born children as persons, state prosecutors could charge the drunk driver only with destroying Heather’s vehicle, not with Brady’s death. READ MORE HERE
Law goes into effect immediately and schools will have to implement it starting next school year
Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed a new law extending sexual abuse education in Illinois schools. “Erin’s Law” is named after Schaumburg native and activist Erin Merryn. Sexually abused as a child, Merryn said she’s convinced she would have spoken out much earlier if she had been taught at a young age about the threat. Instead, she endured abuse at the hands of a neighbor and older cousin for years before seeking help. READ MORE HERE
Timothy Papp is a monster. He brutally raped and murdered an innocent nine-year-old girl and then threw her body away like a piece of garbage. After being convicted of Roxie Keathley’s rape and murder Papp then conspired to kill those involved with his prosecution. Paroling Timothy Papp would pose an extreme risk to any child that would come into contact him as well as seriously endanger the community. In addition, releasing Timothy Papp would be a complete injustice to Roxie Ann Keathley and her family and would not further the interests of justice. Based on the brutal, violent, and sadistic nature of Timothy Papp’s crimes we believe Timothy Papp should remain in prison until the day he dies. (Photo image: Roxie Ann Keathley, Child Victim)
Please fill out the form at link above to help block this parole!!
CHILD RAPIST/MURDERER: Timothy Papp/ #A151436
Alissa Beth Guernsey deserves JUSTICE!
They only have 2-days left in which to gather the necessary signatures to demand justice for Baby Alissa.
WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL ALISSA GETS THE JUSTICE SHE WAS DENIED!
The following description is the tragic story of 16 month old Baby Alissa Guernsey…
? Alissa B Guernsey November 2, 2007 – March 28, 2009
Alissa was fatally beaten by her caregiver, Christy Shaffer. The justice system did not value Alissa’s short life enough to properly punish the person who took her final breath. It is also believed that Christy’s father, Kerry Sprunger, had “connections” because of the position he held in LaGrange, which assured that Christy would never pay for her crime.
16 month old baby Alissa was murdered.
In November of 2008, Alissa’s father, Michael Guernsey, was tragically killed in a car accident. Kelli Sprunger, Alissa’s mother was beside herself with grief and unable to care for her children. Christy Shaffer offered to take Alissa and her 2 siblings in until Kelli got back on her feet. During that time Kelli failed to keep in contact with caseworkers, and was cited for Neglect. Alissa and her siblings were made wards of the state in Steuben County, Indiana and were officially placed in the home of Matt and Christy Shaffer, who were not trained foster parents, but relatives of the family. At this time, Kelli (admittedly) returned to her drug use.
Alissa was a normal, happy, healthy baby when she left her mother’s home.
It was in January of 2009 that Alissa began losing her hair and random bruises were appearing all over her body. Shaffer had taken Alissa to doctors to try and find some type diagnoses stating that Alissa “bruised easily” and that her hair was “falling out”. Alissa had been to specialists in Elkhart and Riley’s Children Hospital. None of which could ever find anything “medically” wrong with her after multiple rounds of blood testing.
During this time Christy Shaffer kept Alissa’s mother from visiting with her, but not with her other 2 children who were also in Christy’s care.
March 28, 2009 Alissa B Guernsy was murdered. The autopsy report declared her death a HOMICIDE, due to blunt force trauma to the head. According to the post mortem exam, her hair had not fallen out – it was ripped out! Alissa endured months of beatings which resulted in stitches to the head, multiple deep mouth lacerations, a broken elbow (for which she was not given her pain medication) and multiple bruising about her head and body before she was finally beaten to death. These injuries were new and old.
Christy wanted people to believe that Alissa had Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or was born a meth/crack addicted baby and that was the reason she was “clumsy and always bruised” – that is wrong! According to the doctor and tox screen reports from when she was born, Alissa was perfectly healthy. You can clearly see the before and after pictures of Alissa, she was perfectly happy and healthy with her mother, and turned in to a different baby with Christy Shaffer.
Christy Shaffer never had to take responsibility for the blunt force trauma. In June 2009, Prosecutor Jeff Wible convened a Grand Jury after being presented with the Medical Examiners report, the Indiana State Police report, and all eveidence pointing to HOMICIDE due to blunt force trauma. The Grand Jury indicted Shaffer for Neglect of a Dependent, Class B Felony AND Neglect of a Dependent, Class C Felony. (neither charge results in the death of the child!) It is believed that Jeff Wible purposely did not push for any murder charge (or even so much as Neglect of a dependent Class A which results in death) This is believed to be because of the MULTIPLE conflicts of interest involving relationships between himself and Kerry Sprunger (the defendants father) and Alissa’s Pediatrician, Dr, John Egli, (who missed every single opportunity to save Alissa’s life) Jeff Wible sat on the same board of directors of the LaGrange County Community Foundation with Dr. Egli for years. Kerry Sprunger was a regular member and donated undisclosed amounts of money and assets to this foundation.
Shaffer accepted a Plea Agreement by pleading guilty to Neglect of a Dependent, Class B Felony in February 2011.
In late May 2011, Shaffer was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections, 6 years suspended.
At sentencing, LaGrange Circuit Court Judge J. Scott VanDerbeck offered Christy Shaffer information that she could come back in 60 to 90 days for a possible modification of her sentence. Judge VanDerbeck modified Shaffer’s sentence in August 2011. Shaffer was released after serving 77 days.
Where is Alssa’s justice?
Shaffer only spent 77 days in prison and was released with time served and 6 months home detention with 3 yrs probation. Baby Alissa was tortured, beaten and lost her life.
Christy Shaffer served only 77 Days for the torture and murder of an innocent and defenseless 16 month old baby girl. Alissa was given no mercy, no justice, but we can give her a voice!
DON’T FORGET TO LIKE AND SHARE HER PAGE TO HELP BE ALISSA’S VOICE!
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ALISSA’S PHOTO ALBUM — WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC!!
SIGN THE PETITION HERE!!!!
LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. — Authorities have identified a 24-year-old man recently discovered living in Minnesota under an assumed name nearly two decades after his grandparents abducted him from Indiana. The Todd County Sheriff’s Office says Richard Wayne Landers Jr. now lives in the small central Minnesota town of Browerville under the name Michael Jeff Landers. READ MORE HERE
Erin Merryn suffered traumatic sexual abuse as a child and after years of torment, she made the bold decision to tell her story as a high school senior, and also took steps to help educate other children about the hidden dangers of sexual abuse from family members. SEE MORE HERE
All it took was one night for my innocence to be stolen. From ages 6-8 1/2 and 11-13 two men molested and raped me. I wasn’t telling because nobody had educated me to …
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The Department of Public Safety has issued an Amber Alert for two-year-old Leah Marie Aguirre. She was last seen in Crosbyton on January 3rd around noon. Leah is Hispanic, with brown hair and brown eyes. She’s 2’5″ and weighs approximately 30 pounds. She may be with a suspect identified as “Miguel”, with brown eyes and brown hair. He may be driving a Ford Focus. If you know anything about the location of the child, contact the Crosbyton Police Department at the number below:
24 Hr. Phone (806) 368-1926
Alternate Phone (806) 368-1926
REDONDO BEACH, CA — Police have released a sketch and surveillance video in the stabbings of two teenagers inside the South Bay Galleria. The attacks happened near the mall’s AMC movie theaters on December 29 just before 7:30 p.m. Police describe the suspect as a black male between 40 and 50 years old. Chris Wolfe has more on the suspect and the attack that appears to be a random act of violence. READ MORE HERE
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