Former Pine Ridge doctor sentenced for Child Sex Abuse
RAPID CITY, SD – A former Indian Health Service pediatrician was sentenced Monday for sexually abusing Native American children while on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.
Stanley Patrick Weber, 71, of Spearfish was sentenced in federal court to five consecutive life sentences for five aggravated sexual abuse charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Weber also was sentenced to 15 years on each of three counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
Weber was sentenced last year to 18 years in prison for similar crimes against boys on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana. His sentences in South Dakota all will be served consecutively to each other and also consecutive to his Montana sentence, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Weber also was ordered to pay $800,000 in fines. The government says evidence at his trial showed that Weber sexually abused multiple Native American children between 1999 and 2011 while he was employed as an IHS pediatrician at Pine Ridge.
U.S. Attorney for South Dakota Ron Parsons said the sentence ensures that Weber “will never roam free again.”
WARNING: Child Predators Do Not Belong Near A Child
I remember the NFL Championship Game on January 1, 1967, which was played here at the Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas…
Green Bay Packers 34, Dallas Cowboys 27
Super Bowl I, Sunday, January 15 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California…
Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10
MVP: Bart Starr, quarterback
Al Hirt was one of the half time shows. I saw Al play in New Orleans when I was a very young teenager.
Incidentally, I started playing piano at a very young age(before I started playing cornet and trumpet), bad thing was, I could watch or listen to Liberace… but I got toreup if I got caught playing or listening to The Killer (Jerry Lee Lewis).
That pretty much says it all.
Long before Super Bowl 1, Dallas Cowboys has always been a family get together tradition, just like The Killer and Al Hirt.
Now, here we are just before the 54th Super Bowl, and I got some things to say…
Tomorrow, my Family will be getting together, in many places, and they will hear ME…
BUT, there will be NO FOX SPORTS, and NO MORE NFL!!!!
As far as we are concerned, FOX SPORTS, the NFL, and the Alphabet Sewer Rats deserve each other, and you all are not welcome around OUR FAMILY… and NOT IN MY WORLD!!!!
Education Official in N.Y. Is Accused of
Facilitating Child Sex Abuse
A high-ranking official in New York City’s Department of Education was arrested on Sunday in Wisconsin and accused of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, according to police officials there.
David A. Hay, the deputy chief of staff to schools chancellor Richard A. Carranza, was taken into custody at an airport in Milwaukee following an ongoing undercover investigation, said Officer Stuart Zuehls, a spokesman for the Neenah, Wis., police department.
Authorities in Wisconsin notified New York City officials hours after the arrest.
The Department of Education said it fired Mr. Hay after the arrest.
“These allegations are incredibly disturbing and absolutely unacceptable,” Miranda Barbot, a spokeswoman for the department, said in a statement. “We took immediate action removing Mr. Hay from payroll and are terminating him. We referred this to the Special Commissioner of Investigation and we will fully comply with any investigation.”
Mr. Hay, 39, did not regularly interact with students as part of his job, which was based at department headquarters in downtown Manhattan. Before moving to New York, however, Mr. Hay was a school principal in two Wisconsin school districts.
Officer Zuehls declined to offer more information about the charges or why Mr. Hay was arrested at an airport.
Under Wisconsin state law, someone who is accused of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime is defined as a person who “uses a computerized communication system to communicate with an individual who the actor believes or has reason to believe has not attained the age of 16 years with intent to have sexual contact or sexual intercourse with the individual.”
It is not yet clear when the investigation into Mr. Hay was launched, or whether Mr. Hay has obtained a lawyer.
The investigation was conducted by the Neenah police department, with help from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, though it is not yet clear what precise role the Milwaukee police played.
The investigation is ongoing, and there is no information yet about when Mr. Hay will be arraigned.
Mr. Hay grew up in the small town of Antigo, Wis., about three hours from Milwaukee, according to a 2017 interview.
Mr. Hay has served under both of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s schools chancellors: Mr. Carranza, who was appointed in the spring of 2018, and former chancellor Carmen Fariña.
He rose quickly in the Department of Education after joining in May 2016, first serving as a special assistant to Ms. Fariña while he was still a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, then helping oversee major programs — including the Renewal School initiative to help struggling schools — before being promoted to a deputy chief of staff last October, according to his page on LinkedIn.
He maintains an active Twitter account where he promotes Department of Education events and positive news stories about the department.
He spoke about his work at the Department of Education in a 2017 news item for the Harvard Graduate School of Education School’s website.
“To jump to the largest school system on the planet is incredible,” he said. “It’s humbling, challenging, and really promising.”
Members of Child Abuse WhatsApp
group arrested in 11 countries
“Some group members had even created “stickers”… similar to emojis – of children being abused.”
Spanish police say 33 people have been arrested globally in connection with a WhatsApp group for images of child sex abuse and other violent content.
The many “extreme” images shared in the group had been “normalised by most of its members”, the force said.
Arrests were made in 11 different countries across three continents, but the majority – 17 – were in Spain.
Many of those arrested or being investigated in Spain are themselves under 18, including a 15-year-old boy.
WARNING: Some readers may find details of this story disturbing
In Uruguay, police arrested two people – one of whom was a mother who abused her daughter and sent images of this to the group.
In another case, a 29-year-old man was arrested for not only downloading the images, but also encouraging other group members to make contact with young girls – particularly migrants who would be unlikely to go to the police.
How were they tracked down?
Spain’s National Police began investigating the group more than two years ago, after receiving an email with a tip-off.
They then enlisted the help of Europol, Interpol, and the police in Ecuador and Costa Rica.
As well as Spain and Uruguay, arrests were made in the UK, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, India, Italy, France, Pakistan and Syria.
What did the group share?
In a statement, the police said the group shared “paedophilic content, sometimes of extreme severity, together with other content that was legal but was not suitable for minors because of their extreme nature”.
Some group members had even created “stickers” – small digital images that are easily shared, similar to emojis – of children being abused.
The police also said all of those arrested in Spain were men or boys, and that they come from a mix of social and cultural backgrounds.
One of these men had fled his home in Italy when a search was carried out. He went to a relative’s home in Salamanca, unaware that it was Spain’s National Police who had ordered his arrest.
The operation will now focus on identifying the children being abused in the images.
WANTED: Suspect reportedly tried to abduct a teenage girl in Colorado
FORT COLLINS, CO – Police in Colorado are hoping a composite sketch can help lead to an arrest in an attempted abduction case.
The incident happened on Tuesday in Fort Collins at about 3:40 p.m.
Police are reporting a teenage girl was riding her skateboard on Deerfield Drive when she fell.
A vehicle described as an older, tan, four-door sedan with “bubbled window tint” stopped, and a man got out. He approached the girl, grabbed her arm, and pushed her into his vehicle.
Two men were walking nearby and approached the vehicle to intervene.
The suspect reportedly told the witnesses that he knew the victim.
The victim told them she did not know the suspect.
She fled the area on foot and called the police a short time later.
Police are asking for help in identifying the suspect and are asking the two witnesses to come forward. A composite sketch of the suspect is at the top of this article.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, in his early 20s, about five-foot-ten, with short hair, a thin mustache, bushy eyebrows, a deep voice and a Spanish accent. He was wearing a white tank top and blue jeans at the time. He reportedly has tattoos on both arms.
“Detectives have been diligently investigating this incident. Now that they’ve spoken to area residents and completed necessary interviews, we need the larger community’s help identifying the suspect,” said Sgt. Heather Moore, who leads the Crimes Against Persons Unit.
“We’re very grateful to the bystanders who intervened, and we also really need them to contact police to share what they saw.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 970-416-2825.