Child Sex Ring in trailer park 12 years

Police: ‘One of the worst cases’ of Child Sexual Abuse

LAS VEGAS — The mug shots for three people accused of what Metro Police are calling, “one of the worst cases of child sexual abuse ever seen,” was released Friday.

Christopher, Deborah and Terrie Sena are being held in the Clark County Detention Center accused of having involvement with a child sex ring that has abused at least eight children.

According to officers, the investigation started in September when the attorney for Deborah Sena reported the allegations to police. Metro said some of the abuse allegations go as far back as 12 years, and they fear there could be even more victims.

“We are concerned number one — about the victims,” said Lt. Dan McGrath, LVMPD. “It is our hope, that these victims, some of which are still juveniles, it is our hope that we can help them get counseling and get back to a normal life at some point in the future.”

A search warrant was performed by Metro in September and that’s when Christopher Sena, 48, was taken into custody.  “As soon as we did a couple of interviews, that warranted us, and because of the allegations which we believe is credible, we called the SWAT team and we served a search warrant,” Lt. McGrath said.

Deborah, his current wife, and Terrie, his ex-wife, told police that there was “fear and intimidation” involved when it came to dealing with Christopher.

After further investigation, Metro Police arrested 48-year-old Deborah, and 43-year-old Terrie on Thursday.  Metro said a lot of the evidence seized in this case is electronic and on video.

“I want to say there are maybe 30 something pieces of devices, whether they were computers, or flash drives; so it was a significant amount of evidence that was reviewed,” said Lt. McGrath. “There is concern about the investigators, as far as them having to be involved with this, so our employees are going to be offered counseling.”

This is a developing story and an active investigation of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, which means many of the details are still being pulled together by detectives.

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Two charged with Child Abuse Friday

OMAHA, Neb. —Mary Frederickson, 25, and Courtney Washington, 28, were charged with two counts of child abuse.

Washington was also charged with sexual assault of a child.
Police brought an 8-year-old child to Children’s Hospital, malnourished and alarmingly underweight. The child weighed only about 25 pounds, about 50 pounds lighter than the child should be, according to medical experts.

A police report said her parents had “no known medical factors to explain” the weight loss, and that “failure to feed the child is the only explanation.” “As mandatory reporters, if we do have concerns about abuse or neglect, we have to report that to the authorities,” said Dr. Suzanne Hanley, medical director of the Children’s Hospital Children’s Advocacy Team.

Washington is now in Douglas County Corrections, charged in this case and in another investigation involving a 2-year-old boy. A second report said police observed bruises on the child and a black eye.

Frederickson faces two charges of child abuse causing serious injury in connection with the reportedly malnourished 8-year-old child.

Haney said the first thing doctors at Children’s Hospital do in every case of child abuse is run tests, determine the level of potential abuse and whether the effects will be long term. “Malnourishment is well-defined,” Haney said. “There’s mild, moderate and severe, and it depends on how far the child’s weight deviates from the expected norms.”

Haney couldn’t talk about the case specifically but said that when she hears about malnourishment, she worries that there may be more issues than hunger. “So then it’s going to be (possible) emotional and psychological neglect,” she said. “That does have a significant impact on children as they grow and develop.” Haney said malnourishment at a young age can hinder brain development. But said in the right hands, with the right care, a malnourished child can bounce back. “I always say kids need to do two things: They need to learn and need to grow. And they can’t do either one of them if they’re not being appropriately fed,” Haney said.

As for the sexual assault case, the Douglas County Attorney’s Office said it can’t give any details. Both Washington and Frederickson will be in court on Monday. Washington was also jailed in 2006 on a child abuse charge.