Category Archives: Indifference

Raashanai and Scotty are never far away

When Raashanai and Scotty are with me, I work late into the night.  I never know when they leave, all i know is the creak in my neck, from sleeping with notebook still on my lap, while my head lies at some odd angle over the headboard.

When they come to visit at night, and crawl up close, so we can quietly talk, or me simply to calm their fears;  it never fails to wake the others, when I awaken in tears.

They have both been near, since the start of this site.  Raashanai was 11-years-old, I think, and Scotty was 3-years-old.  Both were killed by physical abuse, and both had 1 parent and a significant other.

I want to tell you before I leave them, if only for a short time, I haven’t looked at a note, nor any thing with their names written, for many months.  I can describe these 2 precious children, for I’ve wished a thousand times they had been mine.  I can’t imagine why this had to happen; a child can’t know or really understand, all they can do is feel the pain and hurt, and wonder what they have done wrong this time.

Sippy Cuppin Away Again In Margaritaville

Child Abuse
Mom shares Margarita

Lynn woman accused of giving margarita to toddler

SALEM, Mass. — A Lynn woman was arrested after allegedly letting her 2-year-old daughter drink from a glass of margarita and pouring some of the cocktail into the child’s sippy cup, officials said.

Sheldy Nelson, 41, pleading not guilty at her arraignment in Salem District Court Thursday to charges of reckless endangerment of a child and providing liquor to a person under 21, said Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokeswoman for the Essex district attorney’s office.

Bail was set at $1,000 and Nelson was ordered to remain alcohol free, submit to random screenings, and abide by the orders of the Department of Children and Families, the state’s child protection agency, Monahan said.

The incident allegedly occurred in August at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites, said police Lieutenant Marc Berube.

A hotel employee saw Nelson order a margarita and allegedly share some with her toddler and pour it into the girl’s cup, Berube said. When the employee asked her to stop, Nelson said she was only trying to get ice into her daughter’s cup.

Both mother and daughter needed medical attention and were taken to a hospital, Berube said. He would not say what made them ill.

The Department of Children and Families took custody of the daughter in August and she remains in state custody, the agency said.

Feds File More Charges On NM Balloon Pilot

Child Sexual Abuse
Bentley Streett, 39

February 26, 2015
Grand jury files new charges against Albuquerque balloon pilot accused of child sex crimes.

A federal grand jury filed a superseding indictment Wednesday charging Albuquerque balloon pilot Bentley Streett, 39, with more federal sex crimes against minors.

He had previously been arrested on Oct. 3 of last year and was indicted Oct. 21 on two counts of coercion of a minor and two counts of transferring obscene matter to minors.

Wednesday’s filing charges Streett with nine counts relating to either engaging in sexual conduct with minors or trying to obtain pornography from them.

He faces two counts of interstate travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors; four counts of attempted production of visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct; and three counts of transferring obscene matter to minors.

The first two counts allege Streett traveled to Illinois in July and August 2013 to have sexual relations with a female minor.

Two counts allege he tried to persuade another female minor to send him child pornography in Sept and Dec. 2013, and two other counts allege he tried to persuade a third female minor to send him child pornography in Nov. 2013

One of the counts says Streett “transferred obscene material” to the first female, and two other counts say he did the same to the third female victim.

Perception or Judging????

Like a pack of Hounds of Hell, in a never-ending assault to protect, what up until this point, had been yours to devour and destroy at will, that being the futures of Our Children.

I can’t count the times that one of you, covered in your Saintly disguise and armed with Our GOD’S Word, unleashed your backbiting tongue to list the many infractions of Our MASTER’S COMMANDMENTS, you had charged to my name.

Don’t misjudge my words, as you see, even the last stone is not in my unworthy hands.  Although after so many years of walking near the dung heap, and what I have in my hand, I can only wonder if so many of the maids truly forgot their oil, or did a Heavenly garbed Saint happen through and draw all eyes from those lamps….

One by one, the illusions have fell away, and the truth of what has been done to Our Children can no longer be ignored.  The CRONIES and GOOD OLD BOYS scramble like rats, trying to take as many of Our Children with them.

AND WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE FIRST INDICTMENT, AND THE FIRST WAKE-UP CALL FOR AMERICA:  VOTE THE CORRUPT LAWMAKERS OUT!!!!

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.”