Category Archives: Indifference

NY Child abuse cases going unsolved

http://www.wkbw.com/news/child-abuse-cases-going-unsolved-experts-encourage-you-to-speak-up

BUFFALO, N.Y. – More and more cases of child abuse in Western New York are going unsolved, and experts say it’s because people aren’t speaking up.

Judith Olin from Child & Adolescent Treatment Services deals with the severe cases of child abuse each and every day. “We all want justice when we see a child being hurt,” she said.

Her office works with law enforcement to provide a safe place for children to be interviewed and recover from abuse. Much of the problem in solving these cases. Olin says is that children can’t speak for themselves, making it take longer for police to bring the person or persons responsible to justice.

Statistics show that 47 percent of child abuse victims are under the age of 6. One in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.

Last week 7 Eyewitness News told you that a 6-week-old baby from Cheektowaga was in Women and Children’s Hospital, recovering from serious injuries. Cheektowaga Police say they’re working on leads, and compiling a timeline of who had contact with the infant.

Almost one year after her death was ruled a homicide in Jamestown, 16-month-old Nayla Hodnett’s aunt is still looking for who killed her baby girl.

“A lot of times you hear babies crying, you just walk away or turn your head because you’re worried about that person and the adult. Well what about the baby?” Camille Hodnett said.

If you or someone you know is a victim of child abuse, experts urge you to call this phone number to report it: 1-800-342-3720.

New York Daily News’ Dark Side

Why would anyone, especially a newspaper, attack the Clergy continually?  More to the point, why would The New York Daily News attack the Clergy in Australia, yet ignore high numbers of Child Maltreatment within the state of New York?

It is a matter of public record that only around 650 cases of Child Sexual Abuse have been proven against Clergy.

It is a matter of public record that close to 20,000 cases of Child Sexual Abuse have been proven against employees of the public schools system.

It must be noted that of all cases reported, excluding Clergy, only about 2% are unsubstantiated.

In all cases reported involving Clergy, 65% are unsubstantiated.

We should commend the good, honest, hard-working newspapers in our Country, that take Child Maltreatment seriously.  At this moment, I am looking at Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Texas, South Carolina, Louisiana, Michigan, and Colorado.

The Good Life: Easy Day, Fine Dinner, And A Movie….

Some people’s day wasn’t so good….

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Former officer charged with sex crimes against student

Child Sex Abuse
Lee Carrell Perry

Former Jackson County school resource officer charged with sex crimes against student

Jackson County, AL – March 25 2015,  A former student of a Jackson County School is pursuing sex crime charges against a former Jackson County sheriff’s deputy who was stationed at her school more than a decade ago.

Lee Carrell Perry (Jackson County Jail)

The charges are against Lee Carrell Perry, who was a school resource officer at Skyline School in 2003 and 2004. The student says she and Perry were involved sexually during that time. She said it started when she was 13 years old.

Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips said an investigation was opened back then, but the victim and her family did not pursue charges. He said Perry resigned then in the midst of the investigation.

Now an adult, the former student has come forward with charges. A Jackson County grand jury heard the evidence and indicted Perry on nine counts of sexual offenses on March 12. The charges include statutory rape, second-degree sodomy, enticing a child for immoral purposes and sexual contact without consent.

Perry was arrested on Sunday. He bonded out of the Jackson County Jail on $65,000 on Monday.

Phillips said Perry didn’t work the sheriff’s office long, He started in 2003 and resigned the following year after the investigation started.

A school representative could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon.

U.S. Jails Sex-Trafficked Kids

I want you all to know that THIS makes me sick to my stomach.  There’s no wonder Our Children have never been protected, these poor kids have no chance to get away from the pimps and traffickers.

U.S. Jails Sex-Trafficked Kids in Human Rights Abuse, Groups Say

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2015/03/16/us/16reuters-trafficking-us-children.html?_r=0

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United States violates human rights by treating sex-trafficked children as criminals and throwing them into jail, rights groups told an international commission on Monday.

Federal and international law requires that children in the commercial sex trade are treated as victims of trafficking, not as prostitutes.

But most U.S. states and localities fail to apply the law, the groups said at a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which reviews human rights abuses in the region.

Criminalizing child victims of the sex trade traumatizes youngsters, Yasmin Vafa, legal director at the Human Rights Project for Girls, and Santiago Canton, executive director at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, told the commission.

“When girls are incarcerated for the experience of being propertied and serially raped, their ability to return to family, community and school is less likely, which only serves to tighten the traffickers’ control,” they said in prepared remarks.

Approximately 300,000 American children are at risk for commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking each year, with 13 to 14 being the average age a child is first forced into sexual acts, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Each year, more than 1,000 children are arrested in the United States for prostitution, most of them not of a legal age to consent to sex, the U.S. Justice Department says.

One study found that the city of Dallas, Texas, detained 165 juveniles on prostitution and related charges in 2007, and that in Las Vegas over 20 months, 226 children were brought before the juvenile court.

Despite U.S. federal law and international protocols, many state and local law enforcement officers continue to arrest and incarcerate children as prostitutes, even in the 15 states that have adopted “safe harbor” laws designed to shield children from prison where they can be raped again.

By bringing the issue before the IACHR – an agency of the Organization of American States (OAS) – the rights groups are seeking to apply international pressure on the U.S. government to strengthen its anti-trafficking laws and set national standards of care for child victims of sex trafficking.

“I am quite alarmed and deeply disturbed,” said Rose Marie Belle Antoine, an OAS member who presided over the hearing.

The IACHR offers a human rights forum for the 35 OAS member countries in the Americas, but because the United States has not recognized its judicial authority, no court case can be brought.

Ambassador Patricia Butenis, acting director of the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, told the commission the United States agrees children should not be criminalized as prostitutes, as federal law specifies, and recognizes that “tragically it still occurs”.

Asked what more the United States can do to implement federal law, she said, “Politics in the United States are complicated.”
Government officials spelled out a series of programs they run to support state and local law enforcement, families and welfare agencies in tackling child sex trafficking.

A number of bills are before the U.S. Congress to improve services for sex-trafficking victims, but both federal and state budgets are extremely tight to fund victim support programs.