The odd thing was, it was not so very long before I heard from my neighbor, SYLVIA DIETZ, who just happens to work for TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, and is a mandatory reporter, AND is also Marcos wife, and their 2 small Boys Mother.
Apparently, after Marco saved my life, he either took a payoff from my StepDad, KENNETH G. KENNEDY, OR CHANGED HIS STORY FOR SOME REASON.
I know this because Slvia’s 2 small Boys told their Mother that Marco DID NOT TELL HER THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AT MY HOUSE THAT MORNING WHEN MARCO SAVED MY LIFE.
SO SYLVIA AND I TALKED, AND I TOLD HER THE TRUTH.
I EXPECTED SYLVIA TO REPORT WHAT HAD HAPPENED, BUT, TO DATE, I HAVE NOT HEARD A WORD.
SINCE THIS EVIL THING BEGAN, I HAVE LOST 60 LBS, AND MY HEALTH KEEPS GETTING WORST AND WORST, DUE TO HIM SUBJECTING ME TO THE ALLERGINS THAT ARE POISON TO ME.
ALL BECAUSE KENNETH G. KENNEDY IS STEALING OUR INHERITANCE FROM OUR DEAR MOTHER, DELORES A. KENNEDY.
May 8, 2022, I received a text at about 8:50am, which was my Walmart order being delivered. I got up and started out to get the groceries, but smelled the allergins that my StepDad knows not to use in this house, but continues to do so. The smell wasn’t too strong, but I knew better than to leave my room without a breathing treatment, as I started to turn around, I noticed his bedroom door was closed.
I returned to my room and had a breathing treatment, and almost had another (what I did not realize was the fact that it was already entering my room thru the AC vent), then I hurried toward the front door, but now Mr. Ken’s was open, and the smell was horrific, my lungs started filling with fluid immediately! I barely got the door open and grabbed my inhalors, and was already so dizzy that I was scared to go out far enough to close the screen door, but I managed 2 breaths from 2 inhalors, and dropped the baggie with my inhalors, so all I could do is hold on tightly to the screen door. It was only a couple of minutes when I realized Marco was beside me and hold me up and handed me my bag of inhalors, but I got my 3rd inhalor and took 2 breaths, and then took 2 more breaths from each of the 3 of my inhalors, then asked Marco to help me to where the brick meets the screen door, where I could relax.
Finally I asked him if he could open up the house. However I never realized that his 2 Sons were there also, until he asked them to open the house up, turn on the fan by the kitchen, turn the ventihood on high, and open the kitchen door. Then I did 2 more breaths from all 3 of my inhalors, and shortly after I realized there was a slightly cool breeze blowing from the west. ,Within 10 – 15 minutes my head began to clear, and I asked Marco to help me to my room, and thats when I noticed his Boys had carried in all my groceries and closed my stepDad’s door.
Marco was supposed to work on my car, however he had refused to leave me alone, and was still here. We didn’t realize that Pop closed most of the house up when he got in, but when I sprayed the whole house and opened it all back up, he got mean and smart, and I reminded him that he is not supposed to be using that anywhere near me. AND sooner or later I am going to be forced to call Law Enforcement.
He got an evil look on his face an said he would tell them I was crazy. Well that escalated and I sure felt good that Marco was hearing every bit of his cussing and saw how his face looked for a good little bit, and I had asked if he wanted to leave, and he did not want to. After a while I knew Marco didn’t need or want to hear any more, and that is when I said to Pop, “you blew your chance at me not having a witness, because Marco has been right here since he saved my life on the front porch, and all you would have had to do is shut your lying, evil, smart mouth for a minute to see him standing here”. I suppose he thought I was lying, because he looked and he knew he brought this all on his evil, hard-hearted, cruel self, just like being so mean and cruel to Our Dear Mother!
MARCO HAD SAVED MY LIFE AT 9:15 AM, MAY 8, 2022, ON OUR FRONT PORCH, AND ASKED HIS 2 SONS TO OPEN OUR HOUSE UP TO CLEAR THE AIR! THEN HE REFUSED TO LEAVE ME UNTIL HE KNEW I WAS ALRIGHT!
May 10, 2022, I came out of my room to get something to eat and drink, and the overpowering smell of the allergins in Mr Ken’s bedroom caused my lungs to start filling with liquid immediately!
HOW COULD THIS BE HAPPENING??? IT HAD BEEN ONLY 2 DAYS SINCE MARCO HAD SAVED MY LIFE ON THE FRONT PORCH!
I got extremely angry, and said I should call Law Enforcement now, but apparently you think you can lie your way out of this!
That is when he came at me and attempted to assault me 2 times!
But, if he forces this, I am filing as an injured Family member, and also as a full heir, due to his treatment of me, and his continued assault on my health and life, with the allergins I have continually asked and later demanded the use of these in this house BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY FOR AT LEAST THE LAST YEAR OR EVEN MUCH MORE! AND CALLING LAW ENFORCEMENT IMMEDIATELY, FOR ENDANGERING MY LIFE.
HOWEVER, THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE HE SEEMS TO HAVE FORGOTTEN, I HAVE 3 WITNESSES TO THE FACT THAT THIS HOUSE WAS FULL OF A SCENT OR OIL, AND ALSO WITNESSED HOW WHEN THIS HOUSE WAS AIRED OUT AND I HAD 2 -3 BREATHING TREATMENTS, ALL EFFECTS CLEARED.
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However, as per the Facts that He Hid/Disregarded my Mother’s will, and took possestion of our inheritance, and this house, all the while both myself, James R. McCann, and my 2nd Son, Kenneth F. McCann, had lost all top and bottom front teeth in accidents. Hardly the acts of a Born-Again Christian, even after the theft of the full size color television Frank and I bought for our bedroom, several years before! Seems to fit all too snugly with the theft of Our Social Security money from Our Father’s untimely death, after doing everything possible to adopt Frank and I, to avoid being beat like a dirty rug, by Our Father for brutally physically abusing Innocent Little Boys, only to find out that Our father never missed a payment of Our support. Then came one of the worst things imaginable… a court order was ignored, and Frank and I were kidnapped and secretly moved very near Wichita Falls Texas, which led to the untimely Death of Our Dear Father on July 16, 1967, which was 2 days after Frank’s Birthday, and the day of My Birthday.
I, and My Heirs will settle with him in an amicable agreement for $40,000 for each of my heirs, and $40,000 for myself. This house will be Me and My Sons property as my Mother intended.. Also, my Mothers property will be my property.
However, he did not settle with me on June 2, nor on June 3, and in fact said he wanted to check his rights. SO, after getting smart with me, AND stealing Our Inheritance from Our Dear Mother, continuing use of my allergins in the same house with me to attempt taking my life, or to torture me by slowly starving me to death with these, since I have no choice but to stay locked in my room away from these hazardous allergins.
A couple of years ago we were at Walmart, and as usual I had to go easy when I got near the isle with bleach, Fabuloso, and cleaning supplys, because of the chemical spills known for Walmart.I wasn’t quiet there yet, when it hit me like a bomb.
I moved as quick as possible, considering I could barely breathe already… wouldn’t you know the closer to the front I got, the more and more people blocked my way… I wasn’t going to make it out of the store.
About that time I spotted the ice cream and frozen food isle, and headed to the first or 2nd door on my right, opened the door to the frozen ice cream, stuck my head in, and pulled the door agaiinst my chest. (Later I learned that I was a very BLESSED Man, due to the refrigerants used now to cool these big long freezers.
I am unsure how long I crouched there on my knees, but my lungs stopped shutting down(little did I know then, but my lungs were filling with liquid, and later I will tell you what that liquid looks like when you finally start clearing it..)
Just then, a couple of Balch Springs Firemen were at my side, with very concerned looks on their faces. I explained what I was doing as well as possible, and they told me they would get me out of the store.
I was already breathing better as we headed for the front quicky, and I saw my StepDad coming behind us. As they got me to the front doors and set me down, I heard my StepDad babbling “I told him, I told him, I told him he needed to see a Doctor”, while they were making sure I was comfortable and breathing better. and suddenly one of the Firemen, already very agitated, said “this man knows what he is allergic to, and what to do when he realizes he is near the allergins, a Doctor can do him no good, the medications available to stop this could very well kill him at his age”.
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Thursday, November 17, 2022
Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Wendy W. Berger today sentenced Justin Dwayne Johnson, Sr. (48, Sanford) to 170 years in federal prison for four counts of production of child sexual abuse material, one count of production and attempted production of child sexual abuse material, and one count of possession of child sex abuse material. Johnson had pleaded guilty on July 7, 2022.
According to court documents, in January 2022, an investigation was initiated into Johnson after Child Protection Services was alerted that Johnson was secretly recording his foster children. Johnson disclosed to an acquaintance that he had cameras in his home to record the children in the nude and that he had videos of him touching the children. During the investigation, law enforcement officers seized several devices belonging to Johnson. Forensic examinations of Johnson’s cellphone and other electronic devices revealed numerous images and videos of child sex abuse material. Specifically, the evidence showed that Johnson used the children under his care to produce depictions of sexually explicit conduct. Johnson’s cellphone also contained numerous visual depictions of child sex abuse material depicting young children. So far, the FBI has identified at least 18 victims that were sexually exploited by Johnson.
“Protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation is one of the highest priorities of my office,” said U.S. Attorney Roger Handberg. “This defendant victimized children who were especially vulnerable because they needed the protection of the foster care system. I am proud of the outstanding work by our local and federal law enforcement partners and my office that brought this predator to justice.”
“Instead of offering a haven for foster children, this predator betrayed the children with a home of horrific abuse,” said FBI Tampa Special Agent in Charge David Walker. “The FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force is committed to identifying, locating, and recovering the innocent victims of sexual abuse and ensuring their abusers are brought to justice.
“Johnson’s crimes are particularly disturbing, in that he was in a position that is expected to provide protection and care to already vulnerable children, and he exploited that role and further victimized these young children,” said Chief Cecil Smith of the Sanford Police Department. “I hope his sentence brings some comfort to those who he has abused.”
“As you can imagine, investigations of this nature can present overwhelming challenges,” stated Seminole County Sheriff Dennis M. Lemma. “However, the dedication of our teams, their diligence, and the collaborative efforts of the law enforcement professionals assigned to this case resulted in a successful prosecution and a sentence that sends a strong message that there are severe consequences for those who prey upon and exploit the most precious members of our community.”
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Sanford Police Department and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Courtney Richardson-Jones and Ilianys Rivera Miranda.
This is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc.
Medical experts say Elijah Lewis appears to have been ‘tortured’
Autopsy raises new questions about texts sent by New Hampshire child’s mother
The sores were something you’d see on someone living in a derelict nursing home — or someone held in restraints. The malnourishment hinted at weeks, if not months, without adequate food. And then there was the trauma to the head.
The final days of 5-year-old Elijah Lewis’s short life remain shrouded in mystery, but medical experts say the recent autopsy findings alone suggest the shaggy-haired little boy from Merrimack, N.H., suffered a level of abuse that went far beyond what they typically see.
“It’s more than just . . . minor medical neglect,” said Alice W. Newton, medical director of the Child Protection Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. “It would fall into the category of torture, really.”
The autopsy results also raise new questions about text messages sent by the boy’s mother, Danielle Dauphinais, 35, who is being held without bail in New Hampshire along with her boyfriend, Joseph Stapf, 30. In the January texts sent to a friend and obtained by the Globe, Dauphinais said she argued with Stapf’s mother for giving Elijah too much food, saying “this child will eat till he pukes.” Stapf’s mother, according to Dauphinais’s text, said it was “child abuse” to withhold food from a child.
Reached Monday, Dauphinais’s attorney, Jaye Rancourt, declined to comment on the messages, saying that “without verification that this is actually a text message from my client, I can’t really respond. This could be a complete fabrication.”
The texts match a detailed description of the messages given by the person who originally received them.
Questions about the circumstances of Elijah’s death have only grown since his body was discovered in the woods of Abington, Mass., on Oct. 23, following a 10-day search that included law enforcement agencies from at least five states. Since then, authorities have released little in the way of details as they continue to investigate. Meanwhile, relatives and people who lived near the child’s home in Merrimack say they seldom saw the boy in the months leading up to his disappearance.
The Massachusetts medical examiner’s office last month ruled the boy’s death a homicide, determining the cause to be “violence and neglect, including facial and scalp injuries, acute fentanyl intoxication, malnourishment and pressure ulcers.” Pressure ulcers, more commonly referred to as bedsores, are typically found in bedridden people unable to change position.
But neither Dauphinais nor Stapf has been charged with murder. Instead, they are being held on charges of child endangerment and witness tampering related to their alleged attempts to mislead investigators trying to determine the boy’s whereabouts in October. Both have pleaded not guilty.
It remains unclear how involved New Hampshire’s Division for Children, Youth and Families was with the boy prior to his disappearance. The agency has declined to comment on the case, though authorities have said that DCYF initially reported the boy missing to law enforcement on Oct. 14, and Dauphinais told a friend last June that she’d been in contact with the agency.
Texts sent by Dauphinais to another friend and obtained by the Globe make it clear that she had serious concerns about her son, including the amount he ate, at least nine months before the boy was discovered missing.
In a text to a friend on Jan. 7, Dauphinais complained that Stapf’s mother, Joanne — with whom the couple shared a home — was feeding the boy against her wishes. Dauphinais said Joanne Stapf would also “baby him and love on him” even when Elijah acted up. “I made Elijah a decent plate of food and she insisted on giving him seconds,” Dauphinais wrote in a January text. “I told her no because this child will eat till he pukes and then eat some more. I also told her that he’s having cake after so there is no need for seconds.” “She said I was wrong and that was child abuse,” Dauphinais continued. “She said that she’s an Italian grandma and that she considers this child abuse in her family. Like wtf!”
According to two physicians who spoke with the Globe, both of whom specialize in cases of child abuse or neglect, the details outlined in the autopsy report paint a particularly grim picture. Though neither is involved with the case or privy to case files, both described the autopsy findings to be extreme, even within the realm of neglect cases.
“This is not like an everyday thing,” said Dr. Suzanne Haney, a Nebraska-based child abuse pediatrician who serves as the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Child Abuse and Neglect. “This extreme of a case, fortunately, is very rare.”
Both doctors described the bedsores, in particular, as highly irregular in a developmentally normal child. The painful, circular lesions are almost never seen in young, physically mobile patients, leading them to believe that Elijah could have been restrained in some way prior to his death.
“Skin breakdown or bedsores is not something you’d ever see in a healthy 5-year-old,” said Newton. “That, to me, speaks to being tied down . . . or [being] so weak or malnourished that he was unable to move at the end of his life.”
Added Haney, “If you combine malnourishment and pressure ulcers, I’m thinking he was either restrained or his malnourishment was to the point where . . . he was unconscious or semiconscious for a period of time.”
Either condition would’ve been a red flag to doctors, said Newton — but it’s unclear whether Dauphinais ever took Elijah to see a physician in New Hampshire.
Born in Arizona in 2016, the boy spent much of his early life in the custody of his father following his parents’ contentious 2017 divorce. In divorce paperwork, Timothy Lewis accused Dauphinais of being “violent and impulsive” and having a “history of domestic violence and substance abuse.” A decree approved by the court blocked Dauphinais from spending time with her son.
Last May, however, for unclear reasons, Elijah arrived in New Hampshire to live with Dauphinais and her boyfriend, Stapf.
Though initially excited by her son’s arrival, Dauphinais, two friends said, soon became exasperated by what she described as the boy’s myriad behavioral issues. In texts to a friend last summer, Dauphinais likened her son to a serial killer, saying she felt no connection to the child and that she wanted him “gone.”
One friend, Michelle O’Brien, who has known Dauphinais since both were teenagers, told the Globe she’d provided the name of a pediatrician to Dauphinais, but did not know whether she ever followed up on it.
The office of New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella, which is handling the case, has declined to release records of previous police visits to the home that Dauphinais and Stapf shared, though neighbors said police were a common presence at the residence, which backs up to a quiet lake.
New Hampshire Representative Kimberly Rice, who chairs the House committee on children and family law, acknowledged that the state’s child welfare agency has suffered from staffing issues that have left it hamstrung.
“I don’t think they’re doing a bad job at DCYF,” said Rice. “We have positions that need to be filled that are funded, but the people aren’t there, and if the people aren’t there, I don’t know how you continue to hold an agency accountable when you can’t get the positions filled.”
As the criminal case moves forward, meanwhile, Moira O’Neill, director of the New Hampshire Office of the Child Advocate, said her office would be opening an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Elijah’s death.
Appointed by New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu in 2018, O’Neill provides oversight of the state’s child protection services, as well as “holding systems accountable,” according to the state website.
But with a small office currently engaged in other cases, she cautioned that the process could take up to a year to complete.
“If what’s reported in the newspapers is correct,” O’Neill said, “it does sound as though this was a preventable death.”