“Three-and-a-half years’ worth of emotions stirred in Kevin Patrick Smith,” CNN reported.
“The 45-year-old said he was sitting in the Medford, Oregon, federal courthouse on Wednesday for the sentencing hearing for Donald Courtney Biggs, 40, when he rushed Biggs and punched him.
“Biggs, a former youth pastor at Mountain Christian Fellowship, had pleaded guilty in February to one count of transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity with a minor, according to a news release from the US attorney’s office for Oregon.”
According to reports, the sentencing hearing was a long and testy one for the one-time youth pastor at the Medford, Oregon church.
First, victims’ statements were read, going on over two hours. Then it came time for sealed statements in Biggs’ defense.
It was all too much for Smith.
“At that point, I just kind of snapped,” Smith told CNN.
“I charged across the courtroom. He was sitting behind a desk. I leaped over the desk and got a punch in on his face.”
An enraged parent getting a shot at a man who victimized a child can be a frightful sight. Biggs was knocked to the ground, where he lay in the fetal position, according to the The Daily Wire. He was later taken to a hospital.
“Full force, just like Superman, it looked like he flew through the air right into him and just punched him,” Jacob Elkin, a witness, told CNN.
Smith was charged with obstructing governmental or judicial administration, fourth-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct. However, this being 2018, there’s already been a GoFundMe page set up for his assistance.
“Kevin smith is what I would like to call a heroic figure, a true man of justice, an outstanding man,” the page read.
“As of Sunday night, the page had raised $12,915, most of it coming in individual contributions of $125 or less,” CNN reported. That number was up to almost $15,000 by early Tuesday afternoon.
One of the issues in the case was that even prosecutors thought justice wasn’t served. This included Elkin, who set up the GoFundMe page and is also a relative of a victim. He also used an image of Superman in the campaign, something with which I might begin to think DC Comics might not be terribly thrilled with.
Even though the investigation revealed multiple instances of inappropriate contact and recording devices used, Biggs was only charged with one count.
That still brought a pretty stiff sentence.
Biggs “was sentenced today to 188 months in federal prison for surreptitiously recording minor church members in various stages of undress while employed as a youth pastor at Mountain Christian Fellowship in Medford,” a statement from the United States’ Attorney’s Office District of Oregon read.
“This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.”
And, as it stands, Biggs is going to be spending a goodly chunk of his life behind bars. And on his way, he managed to make national news in the worst way possible.
Wake County bus driver charged in
Child Sex Crimes
RALEIGH, NC – A Wake County Public School System employee is suspended without pay after being accused of sex crimes against a child.
Todd Van Nguyen, 61, is a bus driver for Knightdale High School, Lockhart Elementary School, and Douglas Elementary School, according to a spokesperson with the school district.
He is facing three charges of indecent liberties with a child.
The arrest warrant alleges that Nguyen “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did commit and attempt to commit a lewd and lascivious act upon the body” of a child under the age of 16.
Court records indicate all three charges involve the same child, a 14-year-old girl.
Raleigh police said the charges are not related to his job as a bus driver.
School officials released this statement following the incident:
Because it’s important to keep you informed, I want to share information about a recent incident. None of our students have been directly affected by this incident.
On July 19, bus driver Todd Nguyen was arrested for taking indecent liberties with minors. It is important to note that the alleged victims were NOT students. I wanted to notify you immediately because our records indicate that Mr. Nguyen was the assigned driver for your student’s bus route.
While privacy laws prevent us from sharing specific details, I want to assure you that upon learning of the arrest, WCPSS officials took swift and appropriate action. They immediately began an investigation and suspended the bus driver, which prevents him from being present on any WCPSS property.
While we are fortunate none of our students were affected, the alleged behavior is abhorrent and deeply distressing. Please know that our primary concern is the safety of your child. We will continue to take every measure to ensure that safety.
Pedophiles Desperately Trying To Join
LGBT Movement with Their Own
IT IS WRONG TO IMPLANT INDIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S HEART!!!!
We, the American People, who believe there is a basic set of values necessary to be a good parent, a good family member, a good neighbor, a good, productive member of the community, and a good citizen of this Country, have allowed our Justice system and elected officials to circumvent the Laws of our Country and guaranteed rights of We The People and all of our Children, all the while ignoring duly licensed Medical Doctors, in favor of Psychologists theories and generalizations in their pushing their #Perverse #AntiChildAgenda over the rights of We The People and all the Children of America.
Pedophiles have renamed themselves as “Minor Attracted Persons” in order to try and get acceptance and inclusion into the LGBT community.
The Daily Caller reported that Urban Dictionary defines Minor Attracted Persons — also known as MAPs — as a blanket term that includes infantophiles (a person attracted to infants), pedophiles (a person attracted to prepubescent children), hebephiles (a person attracted to pubescent children) and ephebophiles (a person attracted to post-pubescent children).
There are also NOMAPs or “Non-Offending Minor Attracted Persons” who reportedly don’t act on their attractions. “Just because someone is attracted to a child does not mean they are automatically going to sexually abuse them,” The Prevention Project said.
They’re using this new term in order to distance themselves from the toxicity of the connotation of the word “pedophile” and become a part of the LGBT community.
The MAP community claims that pedophiles are “misunderstood, marginalized people,” much like the LGBT community, according to The Daily Caller. They even created a flag for Gay Pride Month.
PSA TO MINORS: IF YOU SEE THIS “””PRIDE””” FLAG ANYWHERE BE WARNED
this flag is for MAPs, which stands for minor attracted person(s)
THIS IS A FLAG FOR PEDOPHILES pic.twitter.com/agx2ryySqx
— Fish! 🐠 (@COMMUNIST_FISH) June 28, 2018
Websites like The Prevention Project say that “Everyone (Including Minor Attracted Persons or MAPs) Deserves Support” and provide stories that are meant to pull on heartstrings.
For example, they told the story of “John,” who “is not a child molester nor is he a sex offender. He has an attraction to children.” “John” was suicidal and bullied, but his therapist said he wouldn’t treat “sex offenders” after “John” told him about his attraction.
The Prevention Project insists that “John” deserves support too because “having an attraction is not the issue; acting on one’s attraction is.”
There are Tumblr blogs that provide support for people of the MAPs community in order to create “safe spaces” for them, The Daily Caller reported.
This is not the first time that people have attempted to redefine pedophilia as a sexual orientation that should be included in the LGBT community.
WND reported that a group of mental health professionals created B4U-Act in 2003 to “help mental health professionals learn more about attraction to minors and to consider the effects of stereotyping, stigma, and fear.”
In 2010, two Canadian psychologists said that pedophilia is a sexual orientation. “True pedophiles have an exclusive preference for children, which is the same as having a sexual orientation. You cannot change this person’s sexual orientation. He may, however, remain abstinent,” Van Gijseghem, a psychologist and retired University of Montreal professor, told Parliament.
The 2013 WND article went on to report that with the laws that were being introduced at the time for gay rights could also pave the way for pedophilia rights.
“The language is so broad and vague, it arguably could include all forms of sexual orientation including pedophilia,” Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, said. “It’s not just the orientation that is protected, that conduct associated with the orientation is protected as well.”
This name change, as The Daily Caller pointed out, would follow the liberal trend of making things “politically correct.” It’s concerning to think about how much things like pedophilia will be normalized if they are made “politically correct.”
AG Paxton’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit Reaches New Milestone with
10,000 Total Arrests
AUSTIN, TX – Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the Fugitive Apprehension Unit of his office for reaching a major milestone since its inception in 2003.
Earlier this week, the unit – working jointly with the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force – achieved its 10,000th arrest with the capture of 43-year-old Juan Gabriel Herrera.
The undocumented illegal immigrant from Mexico was wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony.
“This major milestone is a testament to our Fugitive Apprehension Unit’s hard work and dedication. These courageous law enforcement officers have successfully arrested 10,000 fugitives and provided invaluable protection for Texans,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I am proud of the bravery and valor they demonstrate every day while keeping Texas strong, safe and just.”
Among the arrests made by the Fugitive Apprehension Unit are 29 dangerous criminals on the Texas DPS Top Ten Most Wanted List.
The Fugitive Apprehension Unit includes 22 investigators, three criminal analysts, two administrative assistants and a five-person command staff who operate in regional offices in Austin, Houston and Arlington.
The unit’s mission is to locate and arrest violent fugitives, convicted child sex offenders who violate conditions of their parole, and to arrest sex offenders who fail to comply with the state’s mandated sex offender registration requirements. It also assists in locating missing and endangered runaway children reported by local law enforcement agencies to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Father of boy who civil jury says was sexually assaulted worries that teacher who did it is still near kids
Dallas County, TX – A Dallas civil jury found a teacher sexually assaulted an 11-year-old boy with autism. Now the child’s father is raising concerns about whether the teacher is still around children at the same school.
His son had attended Anderson Private School in Parker County for six weeks when, the civil jury found, Alexander Anderson, now 31, sexually assaulted the boy on an Oct. 31, 2014 field trip to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Grand Prairie. The teacher, Alexander Anderson, lives with his parents in a nearby home that shares the same address as the school.
The father of the boy is afraid that Anderson may still have “access to kids,” he said in an interview with The Dallas Morning News. The News does not typically identify victims of sexual assault or their families. The boy just turned 15.
The civil jury awarded the boy and his father more than $8 million in December after finding Anderson committed sexual assault and assault against the boy and after finding that Anderson’s parents had defamed the child’s father during a police investigation into the incident.
No criminal charges have been filed and Grand Prairie police closed the investigation. The case was tried in Dallas because Ripley’s is in Dallas County.
William “Rocky” Feemster, an attorney for the Andersons and the school, said Alexander Anderson, his parents and the school say no sexual assault occurred.
“My clients disputed the allegations and continue to do that,” he said. “My clients, especially Alexander Anderson, denied this even occurred.”
Feemster confirmed that Anderson still lives “contiguous” to Anderson Private School. Records show they share the same Fort Worth address on five acres in Parker County. Several buildings are located on the property, including the home where Anderson lives with his parents, who founded and operate the school.
Anderson also worked at the school and the school’s website still says he is on the staff, but Feemster says he stopped working for the school after the jury’s verdict.
Anderson does not have a criminal conviction and a civil jury’s verdict does not require him to register as a sex offender. So there’s nothing to prevent him from living close to a school.
In December, a jury awarded the boy $4,041,250 from Alexander Anderson “for the sexual assault and the assault,” according to court records. The same jury also awarded the father $1.75 million “for the defamation” by William Anderson and $2.5 million “for the defamation” by LeVonna Anderson. William Anderson is Alexander Anderson’s father and LeVonna Anderson is his mother.
The boy is a high functioning autistic child, according to his father. He attended regular classes in public school with the help of an aide until, as the school district grew, the father decided to look elsewhere. He chose Anderson Private School because it presented itself to the boy’s family as a safe environment with highly qualified teachers in a highly supervised environment. There were about 15 students enrolled when the boy attended, his father said.
The field trip
All students leave the school each Friday for “an adventurous experience” and they also take an overnight trip each year, according to the school’s website.
The father of the assault victim chaperoned the 2014 field trip to Ripley’s, which features a wax museum and an exhibit of odd but true events.
During the trip, the father said in an interview, he began to panic when he lost sight of his son.
Grainy, silent surveillance video shows the boy and his father in the lobby. The father walks into an adjacent room to talk to others on the field trip. John Sloan, the family attorney, said the father was asking other adults on the trip whether they were going through the exhibits as a single group or in smaller groups. In the video, the father picks up his belongings and walks back to the lobby.
Only seconds have passed, but his son is no longer in the lobby. Another camera recorded Alexander Anderson walking out of an exhibit and the boy following him back inside the exhibit.
The father said he found his son alone in the gift shop after they’d been separated about 11 minutes. At the time, the father said, he didn’t realize something had happened to his son while they were separated.
“It was during this field trip that Alexander Anderson preyed upon and sexually assaulted” the child, the lawsuit alleged. “Alexander Anderson was familiar with Ripley’s, as the Anderson School had taken field trips there in the past. As a result of his familiarity, Alexander Anderson knew Ripley’s did not have adequate security or adequate staffing in many areas of the premises and there would be ample opportunity to commit his intended sexual assault.”
The lawsuit said Alexander Anderson “took advantage of” the boy’s disability and “lured” him “into an area at Ripley’s where he knew they were alone and away from the group, and sexually assaulted” him.
Later, at home, the father began to worry that something had happened on the field trip. He told The News that his son, “told me later that evening that the teachers at his school were ‘mean.’ He had been super excited about school until then.”
The father phoned the son’s therapist, Sloan said. The therapist later met with the boy and then called the police.
According to medical records from Cook Children’s hospital in Fort Worth, the boy told a nurse specific details about the assault.
He also told the nurse “Alex is bad. I don’t like Anderson school.”
Grand Prairie police began to investigate the case Nov. 4. 2014, but said in a statement that there was not enough evidence to file charges.
“Both insufficient evidence and conflicting evidence hindered prosecution of this case,” the department said in a statement. “Should additional evidence become available, we will immediately re-open the case.”
Sloan said a flawed police investigation prevented a criminal case from moving forward.
“By allowing the adult suspect’s mother to be present during Alexander Anderson’s first and only interrogation, and by allowing her to dominate the interrogation with defamatory statement after defamatory statement about the victim’s father the GPPD investigation was tainted from the beginning,” Sloan said.
Typically, law enforcement investigators interview people separately or with only their attorneys present. When people are interviewed together, officers have a more difficult time determining their individual version of events.
The father said William and LeVonna Anderson told police and others that he was “on drugs” and was “outside using drugs” during the field trip. In the civil trial, the jury awarded part of the $8 million judgment for defamation after finding those allegations to be false.
Grand Prairie police declined to answer questions about whether defamatory statements against the father or interviewing Alexander Anderson and his mother at the same time damaged the investigation.
Feemster, the attorney for the Andersons, said the police investigation went nowhere because Alexander Anderson committed no crime.
The school does not have insurance, Sloan said. The Andersons’ homeowners insurance policy covers defamation, he said, but not money owed to the boy because of the sexual assault.
Earlier this month, the school, the Andersons and their insurance company came to an agreement with the father and his son on how to resolve the case. The agreement could be finalized soon, but the terms are confidential.
Feemster said his clients’ insurance company decided to settle rather than appeal. Both sides, he said, wanted to settle “to get away from each other” and have the case finished.
The News tried to reach the Andersons through the school. A man who answered the school’s phone declined to identify himself or answer questions about the lawsuit.
“It was a frivolous lawsuit. Nothing ever happened. It was done for money,” the man said before hanging up.
The father said he hopes Grand Prairie police carry on with the investigation.
The father said his son’s life will never be the same after the assault, adding that he is worried about other students at the school.
“We hoped to make it so he’s not a teacher anymore,” the father said. His son is “alive but he’s destroyed.”