Category Archives: Child Abuse

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

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What about Our Children, who are The Future of Our World

NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! will never accept Child Abuse, Indifference, nor Violence.  These things have NO PLACE in Our World, they are the evil created by the purveyors of filth, the bullys, and the perverts that infect Our World;  a CANCER WE CAN ELIMINATE.

UnChained Project: a human rights organization that is mobilizing advocates globally to provide localized community-based awareness and Christian mission-styled support for people victimized as children by human trafficking, all forms of child abuse and bullying.

Through events, workshops, prayer and outreach, UnChained groups will be localized lighthouses of hope within communities throughout the U.S. and internationally for survivors of all ages.

UnChained Project is an extension program of Ark of Hope for Children, a national U.S. based nonprofit organization. Localized events and fundraising will also support Ark of Hope’s other programs including;

RemovingChains.org – global live chat survivor support website

Harbourage Safe Homes – in north Florida for rescued survivors of human trafficking

Ark of Hope for Children, PO Box 342, Alachua, FL 32615-0342

 

UnChained Project brings awareness and support on a global scale for the hundreds of thousands of survivors of child trafficking, the many forms of child abuse and teen bullying. Survivors we are here for you!

Survivors of human trafficking and child abuse so often live in fear and a self-imposed code of silence. Virtually all of them were victimized by adults, so how do they trust other adults with their horrible secret? Many successfully managed to bury their past and move on, only to have it rear up and raise debilitating havoc in their twenties, thirties and forties. Thousands are imprisoned within their own minds, reliving the abuse through nightmares and flashbacks that bring on severe depression, PTSD, alcoholism, drug abuse and more.

Survivors of teen bullying, many as young as eleven and twelve don’t fare much better. As their peers compete for recognition, in search of their own identity, too many targets of bullying slip into an ever deepening hole of despair. Their pain is so often manifested in depression, self-harm and suicidal thought.

It is time to rally a front line defense in our communities

It is time to embrace survivors and help break their silence

It is time for action

CHILD TRAFFICKING STATISTICS

UnChained Project wants to mobilize advocates willing to provide awareness and support for survivors of child trafficking living in silence in your community. Here’s why;

  • Over 100,000 underage girls and boys are trafficked into slavery (1)
  • Odds of being rescued; 1 in 100 (2)
  • Of every three child victims, two are girls and one is a boy (3)
  • AVERAGE age a child is first exploited by prostitution is 12-14 years old  (4)
  • Infants are often identified in child pornography (4)
  • They may be forced into sex 20 to 48 times a day (5)
  • Life span of a victim can be as little as 2 to 4 years, having succumbed to attack, abuse, HIV and other STD’s, overdose or suicide (4)
  • Sex trade industry is the second largest global industry raising $32 billion a year, equal to $87 million a day! (6)
  • Sale of child porn in the U.S. alone raises more than a $3 billion annually! (7)

The above are some of the many child trafficking statistics gathered by our parent nonprofit organization Ark of Hope for Children to highlight the reason for alarm.

1 – SharedHope.org
2 – TheKey2Free.org
3 – ArkofHopeforChildren.org
4 – TheDefenderFoundation.org
5 – PolarisProject.org
6 – UnicefUSA.org
7 – SharedHope.org

Man Kidnaps 12-yr-old Girl

Victor Arroyo
Victor Arroyo

N.C. man arrested in connection with 12-year-olds disappearance

A North Carolina man has been charged in connection with the disappearance of a 12-year-old Baltimore County girl who was found this weekend after a multistate search, authorities said Monday.

Victor Arroyo, 32, faces first-degree kidnapping and first-degree rape charges, said Assistant District Attorney Melanie Shekita of the Wake County district attorney’s office in North Carolina. He was being held in a detention center there on a $1.6 million bond, according to court records.

The girl went missing Nov. 11 after leaving her home for Perry Hall Middle School, where she is a student. FBI agents located her at a Raleigh, N.C., home Friday night, and she was returned to her family in Maryland.

Her disappearance sparked a high-profile search, and police received about 100 tips while she was missing.

Investigators say the girl had a history of communicating with men online. Digital forensics, including analysis of her iPod and Xbox activity, played a critical role in locating her, they said.

A North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agent with the Raleigh-Durham Safe Streets Task Force, which is staffed by FBI agents and other law enforcement officials, issued the warrant for Arroyo’s arrest, said a North Carolina Department of Public Safety spokeswoman, Patty McQuillan.

Baltimore County Police said Monday evening that they also have obtained an arrest warrant charging Arroyo with kidnapping.

Our Circle and Our Friends

GIVING TUESDAY

DECEMBER 2

Ark of Hope for Children needs Team Leaders for their 5-week Crowdrise Holiday Challenge.

This years’ will be the greatest opportunity yet to fully support Ark of Hope for Children programs and the ChildTrafficking, ChildAbuse, Bullying and HumanTrafficking survivors we support.

Join the front lines on GivingTuesday and throughout the holidays!

http://arkofhopeforchildren.org/blogs/ark-of-hope-holiday-challenge-2014 AOHFC-HolidayChallenge2014-2014-11-18

Ok Attorney likes sex with Children

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Attorney Held on Child Sex-Abuse Charges

(CN) – An Oklahoma attorney traveled to Peru for a decade to have sex with children, federal prosecutors say in a three-count indictment.

Michael Dean Billings, 59, of Oklahoma City, was charged Oct. 22 with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children, conspiracy to travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact and conspiracy to engage in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places. The criminal indictment was unsealed Friday.

Prosecutors said Billings and others “conspired to commit sex trafficking of children by recruiting and obtaining children in Peru to engage in commercial sex acts and further conspired to travel from Oklahoma City to Iquitos, Peru.”  “Billings and others known and unknown to the grand jury, conspired and agreed with each other to knowingly, in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce, recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain and maintain by any means [victims] knowing and in reckless disregard of the fact that force, threats of force, fraud and coercion … that the victims had not attained the age of 18 years and would be caused to engage in commercial sex acts,” the four-page criminal indictment states.

Billings flew to Peru “for the purposes of engaging in any illicit sexual conduct … with persons under 18 years of age,” the indictment states.

He was arrested Friday morning at his law office and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Suzanne Mitchell, who ordered him held without bond pending a final detention hearing scheduled for Monday afternoon.

Billings faces up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

 

Woman Behind Bars for Sodomizing Boy

Woman Behind Bars After Self-Pics Sodomizing Child

Police have arrested a woman in Albuquerque after discovering the photos she emailed to another man of her performing oral sex on a 7-year-old boy.

Gwen Lindgren has been behind bars since Wednesday and is facing charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, criminal sexual contact of a minor, sexual exploitation of children, tampering with evidence and bribery or intimidation of a witness. Lindgren’s husband found the photos last week, but police report that the pictures were taken in September.

Lindgren had met the man she sent the photos to on the Internet. After being arrested and interviewed by authorities, she claimed that the man, whom she refers to as “the caretaker,” forced her to take the photos and send them to him. Lindgren said the man was helping her get through marital problems, and if he asked her to take similar photos again, she could not guarantee them that she wouldn’t.

The identity of the boy has not been revealed, but neighbors say they had been concerned even before news of the sexual abuse came out. Denise Phillips, who lived in the same apartment complex, says she often saw the child being neglected: “He would swim alone, he would wait at the bus stop on his own, sometimes without a coat in the dead of winter. He would always be wandering around on his own. So, of course, we were welcoming to him.”

After a few months, Phillips and other neighborhood moms called the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) of New Mexico back in May. They saw representatives of the CYFD visit the boy’s home, but no one was ever taken into custody. Phillips believes that if they took the boy into the custody of the state, the assault could have been prevented.

Lindgren is facing the additional charge of intimidating a witness after she threatened the boy to never discuss what she did to him.

The husband found the photos of the two in compromising positions when he was going through his wife’s phone and alerted local law enforcement.

He told authorities that Gwen had told him she had engaged in sex acts with a child before, but he hadn’t believed her at first since they were both very drunk at the time.  The husband says the two were separated and in the process of getting a divorce.