Category Archives: Child Abuse

There are 5 forms of Child Abuse: Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Physical Abuse, Family Violence, and Sexual Abuse.

Taking the Honor, then the life of a Child

2014-11-14-FloridaExecution-1After 22 years, the debt is paid for a Wife and Step-Daughter

TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – A man convicted of fatally shooting his sleeping wife, then raping and murdering her 10-year-old daughter, was executed by lethal injection Thursday evening at Florida State Prison after spending almost half his life on death row, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

The execution of Chadwick Banks, 43, was delayed by about an hour because of an unsuccessful late appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay, DOC spokeswoman Jessica Cary said.

Attorneys had challenged the state’s lethal injection methods and argued that Banks’ post-conviction legal representation was inadequate. State and federal courts have frequently turned down such arguments in past cases.

Banks shot his sleeping wife, Cassandra Banks, at their mobile home near Quincy in north Florida in 1992. He was arrested four days later and confessed that he then killed his stepdaughter, Melody Cooper, after sexually assaulting her.  Evidence and trial testimony showed Banks was drinking and shooting pool at a neighborhood bar with his wife on the night of the crimes. She went home and Banks followed an hour later.

Banks was sentenced to death in 1994 for the child’s slaying and to life in prison for his wife’s murder. After some 20 years of appeals in the case, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Banks’ death warrant in September. Banks had a visit on Thursday with his parents and nine siblings, as well as a spiritual adviser, Cary said.

It was the 20th execution of Scott’s first term in office, one fewer than former Governor Jeb Bush presided over in two terms as governor, according to the Florida Department of Corrections website. Scott was re-elected this month to his second four-year term.

Banks’ death also marked the 89th execution in Florida since the death penalty was reinstated in the United States in 1976.

Sad day when Animals better parents than many humans

2014-11-13-ColoradoAbuse-1 2014-11-13-ColoradoAbuse-2Father of boys found in squalid Denver home pleads guilty to abuse

DENVER (Reuters) – A father of four malnourished boys found living amid cat feces in a squalid Denver home and unable to speak except by grunts pleaded guilty on Thursday to felony child abuse, prosecutors said.

Wayne Sperling, 66, was arrested last year along with his common-law wife, Lorinda Bailey, after authorities discovered the boys, aged 2, 4, 5 and 6, living in a filthy apartment teeming with flies. Sperling pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse, second offense, said Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

Bailey, 36, pleaded guilty in August to one count of child abuse and was sentenced last week to 90 days in jail and five years of probation. Prosecutors had argued that Bailey deserved a maximum seven-year prison sentence because she and Sperling had previously lost custody of two other children over similar neglect charges.

Authorities were alerted to the boys’ plight when Bailey took the 2-year-old to an emergency room with a cut on his forehead, according to an affidavit filed by Denver police. The treating physician noted that the toddler was filthy, non-verbal, and reeked of cigarette smoke.

A social worker and a police officer then visited the couple’s apartment in east Denver and found Sperling at home with his three older sons, the affidavit said. The home was littered with cat feces and permeated by an “unbearable” stench, the affidavit said.

The responding officer said the three boys uttered “infant-like noises.” “Sperling stated the children have their own language and grunt at each other but were able to speak to him and Bailey,” the affidavit said. Sperling told police that he was unemployed and was the primary caregiver for his sons.

A pediatrician who later examined the children found all the boys were malnourished, had “very poor and delayed” verbal skills, had not been toilet trained, and lacked up-to-date immunization records, the affidavit said. The four boys are now living together in foster care.

Sperling, who was found competent after undergoing a mental evaluation, is set to be sentenced next month and faces up to seven years in prison.

Sexually Violent Predator and Pedophile

2014-11-12-Gary_Snavely-VSP-1State again proposes placing Child Predator in San Diego County

Posted: Nov 12, 2014 8:38 PM CST Updated: Nov 12, 2014 8:38 PM CST
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The Department of State Hospitals Wednesday proposed housing sexually violent predator and pedophile Gary Snavely in Jacumba Hot Springs.

In August, a judge determined that Snavely, 51, could be safely released in San Diego County as long as he continued to get treatment. Public comment related to his release from prison will be accepted at a Dec. 19 court hearing. Last month, officials proposed placing Snavely in Borrego Springs, but that plan was withdrawn.

Snavely was convicted in 1987 of molesting two Orange County girls younger than 10 and served three years in prison. He was released, but violated his parole and was returned to prison.
In 1996 while living in San Diego after his release, Snavely was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender and was sentenced to 16 months behind bars.

Prior to his release from prison, the District Attorney’s Office filed a petition to civilly commit Snavely as a sexually violent predator. In 1998, Snavely was found to be an SVP and was ordered to undergo treatment at a state mental hospital.

 In 2008, the court granted Snavely’s request for conditional release, but he was returned to the hospital several months later for medication misuse.

In April, Snavely filed a petition for conditional release, which Judge Louis Hanoian granted after hearing testimony from two mental health experts and reviewing reports from other experts.

Members of the public can comment on Snavely’s proposed placement in Jacumba Hot Springs by going to the court hearing on Dec. 19 or do the following by Nov. 21:

— email to sdsafesheriff.org;

— call (858) 495-3619; or

— send mail to SVP Release/SAFE Task Force, 9425 Chesapeake Drive, San Diego, CA, 92123.

Some People Shouldn’t Have Children

This guy had forced me to wakeup from my self-imposed Rip Van Winkle; was it possible I had overlooked human life on this Late Great Planet Earth????
I wasn’t holding my breath on the possibility of what was implied; that True Unconditional Love had somehow survived, and finally decided the time to show itself was now. For this to happen, there had to be human life, because as far as I know, love has never inhabited even 1 of the human-shaped plastic people.
I have been wandering this barren waste land, since the first day a young man(most probably near half my age) restored my faith that the human race might somehow survive.
Now I return, to possibly catch just one glimpse of this young man, although the question of how this young man came to possess the wisdom of very few at twice his age, will haunt me the rest of my days on this Late Great Planet Earth

Decades in Prison for 2 Producing Child Porn

WARNING!!!!  This Post is VERY GRAPHIC!!!!

I agonized for over an hour, but it would be wrong not to post this.  Just over 2 months ago, when I started the Google+ Page of the same name, I was met with a view toward, or an attitude that shocked me at first.  HOW DOES ANYONE LOOK ON CHILD ABUSE WITH APATHY OR INDIFFERENCE.  I always knew people knew what was happening.  And while I am holding the presses on my post, let’s just go ahead and clear the air.  The first thing you are going to hear from someone is PEDOPHILE.  No, No, No, not that many out there, although they are something different altogether.  No My Friends, the majority of people who Sexually Abuse Children don’t come from the west side of town, nor do they come from south of the border.  It is a NARCISSISTIC and  HEDONISTIC attitude shared equally among

the races and social classes, whatever some people want, they are going to do it even if it’s their daughter, grandson, neighbor, or student.  But I know in my heart that this will awaken some of you. I honestly wish I didn’t have to post this.  GOD Bless you all.

Two from Northwest Arkansas sentenced for producing child porn

Two Northwest Arkansas men were sentenced Friday to decades in prison for creating child pornography, in one case involving a 2-year-old girl and in the other case an 8-year-old boy, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge.

Scott Sholds, 32, of Fayetteville was sentenced to 80 years in prison for a child pornography offense involving the rape of a 2-year-old girl. Randy Bise, 52, of West Fork was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a child pornography offense involving the sexual abuse of an 8-year-old boy, according to the news release.

In both cases, authorities began investigating after receiving reports that child porn was on the defendants’ cell phones.

Videos on a phone that had been in Sholds’ possession depicted him performing sex acts on the girl, according to the news release. Photos on Bise’s phone included sexually explicit images of an 8-year-old boy, who was later identified as a family friend, according to the news release.

“The actions taken by these two defendants against these very young and innocent children shocks the conscience and will forever impact their lives,” Eldridge said in the news release.A two-year-old little girl and an eight-year-old little boy were the victims of these child predators. Crimes such as these are reprehensible, and we must do everything in our power to both prevent abuse and prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law.”