Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year to all the Survivors out there - you are not alone.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

This blog isn't the type that generates a lot of comments, but quite a few people read it.

I just want to thank you all for reading, it keeps me going.  I feel a need to share what I know, to reach out to the hurting, and to educate parents on how to keep their kids safe.

Wishing you all Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Mission Viejo Man Arrested for Child Molestation

"A 43-year-old Mission Viejo man is being held on $1-million bail after being arrested Thursday on charges of child molestation.

Omar Guzman was booked into jail Thursday after being arrested for allegedly molesting two young children who live nearby him in the Casa Loma condo complex on the 25800 block of Marguerite Parkway.

Social Services contacted the Sheriff’s Department, which investigated the incident and discovered a third young victim from years ago.

Guzman faces multiple life sentences if convicted."

Saturday, December 11, 2010

OC Teacher Arrested for Having Sex With Student

Article Tab : Scott Adrian Peterson
Scott Adrian Peterson

You can find the full story here on the OC Register's site.  The allegations are that this teacher, age 48, has had an ongoing sexual relationship with a 17 year old student.  By law, a person has to be 18 years old to legally consent to sex so he was hauled off to jail.
So, lets say this student was indeed 18 years old.  Suddenly it becomes legal for her Spanish teacher to have sex with her, but does that make it okay?  Does the school condone such things?  How do the other students feel (or this guy's wife if he has one).  

I personally would not want my children being taught by a teacher that was sexually involved with one of their classmates.  This guy is 31 years older than the girl.  Something is not right here even if it were legal (which it is not).

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Community for Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse and Their Friends and Family

Rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivor online support group, message board, and chat room

I received a heartbreaking comment here this week.  It reminded me once again how alone and devastated one can feel as they try to live a "normal" life after having their childhood corrupted and stolen from them by sexual abuse.  Its so hard to talk about it because, as I've mentioned before, even if the victim is willing to bring it up - it makes other people uncomfortable because they don't know what to say. UNLESS you have walked in the same painful shoes, its difficult to comfort someone and sometimes can even unintentionally make them feel even more isolated by lack of knowing what to say.  That's one reason I recommend Pandy's (officially known as Pandora's Project).

Pandy's is the best resource I know of to find real people who understand and care about what you may be going through.  I have volunteer on their site and donate when I can.  There are other sites out there, RAIIN is the largest one, but I feel that Pandy's is more warm, and inviting with real people there for one purpose.  

Pandora's Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family. We have been devoted to recovery and healing since 1999.
Pandora's Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through our online support group, Pandora's Aquarium. We believe that connecting with other rape and sexual abuse survivors is an important part of healing. Our online support group includes a message board, chat room, and blogs. It is free to join and is safely moderated by a diverse group of survivors.
If you are in crisis or need professional support now, check out these resources to find the help you deserve: Crisis Support & Hotlines
Pandora's Project is staffed entirely by volunteers. To make a tax-deductible donation to support our work, please visit our donations page.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rabbi and His Three Sons Accused of Raping Daughters/Sisters

This is exceptionally sick and evil.  A rabbi doing and his sons raping and abusing his daughters for years, one as young as 8 years old.  I hope they pay for their crimes. 
NEW YORK -- A Hasidic rabbi and three of his sons are suspected of sexually abusing at least four female relatives after the eldest victim confided in a co-worker at a Jewish school, police said Friday.
The 58-year-old father and his 21-year-old son fled to Israel two days ago and are wanted for questioning in the case, police said. They were apparently driven to the airport by the mother.
Two other sons, a 24-year-old and a 15-year-old, were arrested on sexual abuse and rape charges. It was unclear whether they had attorneys, and a message left at the home wasn't immediately returned.
The suspects' names are being withheld by The Associated Press to avoid identification of victims.
Police say the abuse came to light after the oldest victim, now 20, who worked as a teacher's aide at a yeshiva in Brooklyn, told a teacher there she had been abused. Authorities believe she was assaulted by her father repeatedly for 15 years. The other victims range in age from 8 to 19, and investigators believe the abuse was also repeated.
Police say the father is suspected of abusing at least two of his daughters. The brothers were accused of rape and other crimes for abusing their sisters. The youngest suspect was accused of sexually assaulting the 8-year-old.
Source:  KTLA

Friday, December 3, 2010

Convicted Sex Offender Set Free By Stupid Judge

This one really gets me irate! This guy is dangerous and needs to be kept locked up, yet he "found Jesus" in prison so the judge is letting him out??!!??!!??!! Unbelievable.

I took the following from True Crime:
Joel Large doesn't seem deserving of a pass. In 2008, a juvenile told Los Lunas, New Mexico police that the 44-year-old creep was stalking her in a sexual manner. A search of his house revealed photos and videos of children engaging in sex with each other and adults...
Detectives also found meth, syringes and baggies used for packaging meth for sale. Large further confessed that he'd been supplying kids with booze and cigs. 
He would later plead no contest to sexual exploitation of children, drug trafficking and three counts of contributing to the delinquency to a minor. In July, Judge William Sanchez sentenced him to 12 years in prison. 
At the time, Large had already done two years in jail while he awaited sentencing. Other inmates hadn't treated him so well. He'd been raped and beaten by his fellow cons. According to his brother, the whole ordeal caused him to find Jesus. 
So Large's lawyer appealed the sentence, asking Judge Sanchez to reconsider. Large claimed he'd been a meth addict since 1984, and that it impaired his decisions. He also claimed he didn't know downloading child porn was illegal. Finally, he said he'd found Jesus while in the slam, and that he was now ready to devote his life to Christ.
We're not sure if Judge Sanchez is a religion nut, a liberal do-gooder, or maybe just the most naive judge in the Western Hemisphere. But he apparently bought Large's plea. 
On Tuesday, he set Large free after serving just five months of his original sentence. Though Large will still be on probation for five years and have to register as a sex offender, he's now free to roam the streets of Los Lunas. That can't be good for the little girls in town -- or the judge's reelection odds.