Category Archives: Child Predator

Child sex offenders in Maryland Public Schools: Cronyism and Coverup!!!!

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) — More than 20 Montgomery County Public Schools employees or contract workers have been investigated for child sex abuse or exploitation since 2011.

Parents are extremely upset, not just by the alleged crimes but the fact that in many cases, complaints and warning signs were either ignored or disregarded by the school system.

WUSA9 counted 21 MCPS employees or contract workers who have been investigated for child sex abuse or exploitation in just the last four years. Many have been prosecuted.

“It’s heart-wrenching, it’s horrifying, it’s appalling. It’s absolutely unacceptable. And every parent watching this segment should be filled with outrage,” said Jennifer Alvaro, a parent and child sex abuse expert.

Music teacher Lawrence Joynes was arrested in 2013 and charged with sexually abusing 15 children at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School. Records show he repeatedly videotaped little girls sucking on large peppermint sticks. Police say he later photoshopped their faces onto pornographic images.

Records reveal that in 2011, because of previous complaints, the school’s principal ordered him not to touch or be alone with children, yet the alleged abuse continued. He’s also facing rape charges for an alleged assault on a student decades ago. Joynes now faces two trials this spring.

Read an excerpt from the statement of charges for Joynes:

“Lawrence Joynes advised that he has had several students in his class room during lunch time. The students are female students which he invites into his class room. Lawrence Joynes described how he has played games with his students, having the student suck on a peppermint stick. Lawrence Joynes also described how he had a student…suck on his finger. Lawrence Joynes demonstrated how he would move his finger in and out of the student’s mouth. Lawrence Joynes further advised that he would video tape himself sticking his finger in the student’s mouth. Lawrence Joynes stated that he would watch the videos of himself sticking his finger in the student’s mouth then masturbate while visualizing the student performing oral sex on him. Lawrence Joynes advised that [the student] was 7 or 8 years old at the time.”

2013 Joynes Rape Charges

“Why are we not stopping the presses, as they did at Penn State, as they did in the Catholic Church…we have a problem here,” said Susan Burkinshaw, a parent and child safety advocate.

John Epps Junior was a contract employee for MCPS who did work in 58 schools. Ironically, the security camera technician was caught on surveillance video grabbing the behind of a 12 year-old Baker Middle School student. He’s alleged to have done the same to a Damascus High School student. Court documents show Epps had a criminal history of groping women in public, of which the school system was unaware. He will go to trial in March for those school groping incidents.

“Nobody is listening. Nobody seems to want to make the right decisions and hard choices to fix this problem and protect our kids,” Burkinshaw said.

MCPS wouldn’t tell WUSA9 who is on it, but we’ve learned the school system keeps a “confidential database” of personnel who demonstrate “inappropriate or suspicious behavior” toward children – a watch list of suspected abusers who are working in area schools.

“It’s one of the most ludicrous, offensive things I’ve ever heard of being done. And I’ve worked in the field of child sexual abuse for 22 years,” Alvaro said.

“If we’re that worried about these individuals, they need to be removed from the classroom,” said Janis Sartucci of the Parents’ Coalition of Montgomery County.

Elementary school teacher Daniel Picca was terminated by MCPS but never criminally charged. His alleged abuse of children spanned 17 years, dating back to 1993. According to State Board of Education records, Picca had little boys take off their shirts, flex their muscles and slide back and forth on his lap, often photographing them. Yet, as his “punishment” he was moved from one elementary school to another again and again and again – from Rachel Carson to Luxmanor to Kemp Mill.

“If you’re banned at one school, that should be enough to get you banned from every school,” Sartucci said.

Picca still works with children and has a license to teach in Maryland.

MCPS declined our request for an on-camera interview, but a spokesman said the county has already begun the process of overhauling its system of recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect. In a January memo to the school board from former Superintendent Joshua Starr, he noted “the need for redesign has become apparent during the past several years.”

Georgia Lawmakers are on the Child Abusers Team

http://www.cbs46.com/story/28142667/lawmakers-debate-child-sex-abuse-bill?autostart=true
Lawmakers debate child sex abuse bill

Atlanta , Georgia – One in four girls and one in six boys is sexually abused by the age of 18. Their abusers rarely get caught. Victims of child sex abuse want their day in court.

On Wednesday, lawmakers debated a proposal that would strengthen protections for the victims. The Hidden Predator Act would extend the statute of limitations. That means victims would be able to file charges at a much older age.

Survivors say that could bring victims and their abusers out of the shadows.

“It allows victims to go into the courthouse and file suit, which makes things public,” said Justin Conway, an abuse survivor.

“You’re not by yourself. There are so many more who have gone through the same thing,” said Marilyn Motz, another survivor.

The bill also would grant victims access to sealed records so they can press charges.

13-Year-Old Secretly Taped in Bedroom by Father’s Best Friend

Man video taping little girl
Bradley McCollum

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When Oregon teen Madison Reed was just 13 years old, her father’s good friend and neighbor Bradley McCollum began videotaping her. This secret taping went on for four years.

McCollum, 48, hid a camera in Madison’s bedroom, pointed at her bed.

McCollum was good friends with Madison’s dad, Clark Reed. He visited their home often and even vacationed with them at the Reed family’s beach house on Cannon Beach. This adds a whole other element to this case that makes it even more upsetting. It’s a complete betrayal besides being criminal.

McCollum’s videotapes include footage of Madison at the beach house and in her bedroom over the course of four years. He was only found out because Madison’s mom saw him exit her daughter’s bedroom during a visit.

She searched the room later and discovered the video camera under papers on the desk. The family didn’t want to believe it was their friend

“We were looking for every excuse to think it was someone else until we found proof. Our world was upside down,” Reed said to KGW-TV regarding his former friend.

The hidden camera captured Madison, a minor, undressing and naked, and yet McCollum’s recordings do not constitute child pornography because of the laws in Oregon.

Madison is now 18 and she is having a hard time with this. She said, “I don’t like to think about it, but I think about it all the time — like all day. Every day. There’s no choice but to think about it”.

McCollum has been charged with felony burglary and invasion of privacy. He does not have to register as a sex offender and that just feels so wrong.

The state of Oregon is working to change their laws.

Madison is speaking out on the matter in hopes changes will be made. I also hope this family doesn’t blame themselves — something the parents may be struggling with since they believed this man was their friend.

This man needs help, serious help. And a couple of years in prison may not be enough. His sentencing is on March 4.

For now, and even after this sentencing, he is allowed to be Madison’s neighbor.

Pop star Glitter convicted of child sex abuse

Child Sexual Predator
Paul Gadd – Pop Star Gary Glitter

Glitter, 70, to be sentenced Feb. 27
LONDON (CNN) – British former pop star Gary Glitter has been found guilty of child sex abuse for crimes he committed more than three decades ago.

The 70-year-old Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was convicted Thursday of one count of attempted rape of a girl under the age of 13, one count of having sex with a girl under the age of 13, and four counts of indecent assault against girls, two aged under 13 and two aged under 16.

The six offenses were committed against three victims between 1975 and 1980. Glitter is due to be sentenced on February 27.

Glitter was known as a “glam rocker” in the 1970s for his flamboyant clothes and performing style. He sold 18 million records with hits like “I’m the Leader of the Gang,” “I Love You Love Me Love” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Orchard of London’s Metropolitan Police praised the courage of the victims in coming forward to police, years after the crimes were committed, in a statement after the verdict. Paul Gadd has shown himself to be an habitual sexual predator, who took advantage of the star status afforded to him by targeting young girls who trusted him and were in awe of his fame,” Orchard said.

“His lack of remorse and defense that the victims were lying make his crimes all the more indefensible. I am pleased the jury was able to see through this.”

Glitter has been prosecuted previously on sex charges.

In 1999, he admitted possessing child pornography and was jailed for four months. While living in Vietnam, he was convicted of sex offenses against young girls and jailed for nearly three years before being deported to England.

Glitter is the latest celebrity to be accused or convicted of historic sex offenses. Radio and television star Jimmy Savile, who died in 2011 aged 84, was revealed after his death to have been one of Britain’s most prolific sex offenders. British police say more than 200 victims — aged between five and 75 — have been identified. Last year celebrity publicist Max Clifford was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for assaults on girls, while Australian entertainer Rolf Harris was jailed for five years for indecent assaults against four girls.

GA SPONSORED MOLESTATION PREVENTION AGENCIES NOT PROMOTING “HIDDEN PREDATOR ACT” LAW

GA SPONSORED MOLESTATION PREVENTION AGENCIES NOT PROMOTING “HIDDEN PREDATOR ACT” LAW OFFERED BY GOVERNORS OWN (R) PARTY! SOUNDS LIKE “INSIDER TRADING” IF PREDATORS WERE A COMMODITY IN STOCK MARKET? SOS!.

There has been so much progress made in the last couple of months toward keeping Our Children safe, while imposing tougher penalties.  Mr LaHood, the new DA in Bexar County Texas didn’t hesitate in going right to work and sending a message when he started a Child Abuse Division.

Wyoming is in the progress of a major overhaul of their Child Maltreatment Laws, while upping the minimums and maximums on a far too lax revolving door system.

Pennsylvania brought in new laws aimed at improving child abuse prevention and detection, and their reports have doubled already.

With all the good being done to bring laws and sentencing up to, NO I need to say bring them down to the level of sub-human that would ever consider harming a Child!!!!  Then I happen to notice Alan Fountain’s Post, and my heart hit the ground.  I would like to mention that Alan is a big part of Our Circle, and his blog is at:

https://gf4justice.wordpress.com/

How can a whole state like GEORGIA not want to protect Our Children????  If I remember right, “EVERYONE” seemed to be up-in-arms over the kidnapping of the school girls in Nigeria by terrorist, and then selling them into slavery.  Yet here we have a bunch of “good ol’ boys” protecting a good friend, who just happens to be a CHILD PREDATOR.  Then you just happen to add in all the CHILD KIDNAPPINGS that seem to happen in that part of the CHILD SEX AND PORN CAPITAL OF THE U.S., and something is rotten in Georgia.