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Child Predators Should Be Locked Up

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Chicago Lakeshore Hospital’s 60-bed children’s unit is Uptown. The hospital faces state and federal scrutiny after a rise in complaints alleging sexual and physical abuse.

Feds threaten to yank funding of
Uptown psychiatric hospital following
Child Abuse complaints

CHICAGO, IL  –  Federal authorities are once again threatening to cut off funding for an embattled Uptown psychiatric hospital beset by complaints of physical and sexual abuse of young patients, including foster children in state care.

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital officials said Friday they are “working to come into compliance with regulations” before a Dec. 15 federal deadline.  With more than 80 percent of its patients receiving Medicare or Medicaid benefits, hospital officials said the facility may shutter, reducing access to mental health services.  Layoffs began within the last few days, officials said.

Also Friday, a federal judge tapped experts at a Chicago university to do an independent review of the safety of children at the hospital, and Illinois health officials said they may pull the psychiatric facility’s state license.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services stopped admitting children in its care to the hospital one month ago amid an increased number of hotline calls alleging harmful conditions.  DCFS also began transferring foster children out of the hospital and stationing staff inside the facility 24 hours a day to better monitor its remaining patients.

Those steps were taken under pressure from child welfare watchdog groups and state lawmakers after separate reports about the hospital’s recent problems by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica Illinois.

The final foster child left the hospital Friday afternoon, said DCFS spokesman Neil Skene.  He said all are in foster homes or residential treatment facilities with support services.  While transferring children, two 17-year-old boys ran away in separate incidents, but both have been located, Skene said.

The hospital pledged to work with state and federal agencies to fix the problems.  It’s unclear, though, what inroads Chicago Lakeshore can make before a deadline that’s just two weeks away.  After another threat a few months ago to cut off government funding, the hospital asked a federal judge to intervene, then withdrew its request when regulators agreed to give the hospital more time.

On Friday, Lakeshore officials would only say that “options are being explored.”

“Many of the children we serve have no place else to go, and we offer the best hope for their stabilization and return to society,” Dr. Peter Nierman, the hospital’s chief medical officer, said in a statement.  “Frankly, this is a population that virtually no other facility wants to take, and I believe that without Lakeshore, the already tragic story of some of these children will only be further exacerbated.”

DCFS launched at least its 20th hotline investigation last week.  The latest complaint accused hospital staff of inadequate supervision regarding sexual activity between teenage patients.  It was the fourth hotline call in recent weeks, including a Nov. 19 complaint involving a 9-year-old patient who accused a staff member of choking her while trying to restrain the child.

The hospital had only about 17 total hotline investigations in the prior three years, according to DCFS statistics.  Most of this year’s hotline investigations were sparked when hospital staff, who are required to report under state law, notified child welfare officials of the allegation.

The Illinois Department of Public Health, which licenses the hospital, had been inspecting Chicago Lakeshore in recent months mostly for regulatory safety issues, such as whether adequate suicide-prevention measures were in place regarding the length of telephone cords or the doors to empty rooms were properly secured.  The state health department contracts with the federal government, which is in charge of Medicaid and Medicare funding.

On Friday, state public health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said recent media reports led the agency to also investigate complaints alleging young patients were physically or sexually abused.  Inspectors found the hospital staff failed to notify state health officials about the complaints as required, and that the facility often failed to take corrective action or launch sufficient investigations, according to the reports.

State health officials recommended termination of federal funding and are “looking at license suspension or revocation,” Arnold said.

On the federal front, the hospital was informed of the Dec. 15 deadline to cut off funding in a certified letter dated Thursday.

“We have determined that the deficiencies are so serious they constitute an immediate threat to patient health and safety,” wrote Nadine Renbarger, an associate regional administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  “The deficiencies limit the capacity of your facility to render adequate care and ensure the health and safety of your patients.”

In recent weeks, DCFS repeatedly has been hauled into federal court as it battles with the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois over concerns about the psychiatric facility.  The ACLU, which monitors DCFS through a decades-old federal consent decree, called for an outside review of the hospital.

During a court hearing Friday, U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso approved the University of Illinois at Chicago psychiatry department to oversee the review, which the hospital said it welcomed.

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital knows improvements can be made and we will continue to steadfastly make those improvements, but shutting us down is tantamount to throwing out the baby with the bathwater,” hospital CEO David Fletcher-Janzen said in a statement.

Alonso also ruled that a retired federal judge will be appointed with decision-making authority to help DCFS and the ACLU iron out its frequent disputes in the consent decree case.  DCFS unsuccessfully opposed the ACLU’s request for a so-called “special master,” instead favoring a facilitator without as much authority.

Chicago Lakeshore is one of the largest hospitals for psychiatric services in Illinois. An estimated one-quarter of DCFS kids who need inpatient psychiatric services are treated there, and many languish beyond their scheduled discharge date as the state agency struggles to find homes with appropriate services.

If the hospital closes, DCFS officials said the larger challenge is not just the dwindling number of psychiatric beds but the need for “a more robust mental health system to provide more treatment to more people in their own communities, without hospitalization.”

“The capacity of the mental health system is not just a DCFS challenge but a challenge for the state of Illinois,” DCFS Acting Director Beverly “B.J.” Walker said in a statement.  “We need to put more attention on ways to reduce the need for psychiatric hospitalization.”

IN Mother Draws 20 Years

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Nicholas Deon Thrash, 34, was sentenced to over 100 years in prison after being found guilty of molesting a 10-year-old girl multiple times. (Grant County Jail)

Convicted molester’s girlfriend admits
letting him assault daughter, 10,
resulting in pregnancy

INDIANAPOLIS, IN  –  Indiana woman on Tuesday admitted to charges that she allowed her boyfriend to molest her daughter, leading to the then 10-year-old’s pregnancy.

The 33-year-old woman, of Marion, pleaded guilty to charges of neglect, aiding child molesting and assisting a criminal.  She avoided a trial by accepting a sentence of 20 years in prison and five years of probation.

“We were certainly ready to go to trial in a few weeks, but the emotional and psychological toll would have been significantly more (for this trial) than the Thrash trial,” Deputy Grant County Prosecutor Lisa Glancy said.

The woman’s boyfriend, 34-year-old Nicholas Deon Thrash, was convicted of 10 counts of child molesting and sentenced last week to 160 years in prison.  The victim, who was not named, testified Thrash had molested her at least 15 times.

The mother admitted her daughter told her Thrash was molesting her, yet she continued to live with him, the Chronicle-Tribune of Marion, Ind., reported.  She reportedly instructed the daughter to say a classmate impregnated her.

Neither the molestation nor pregnancy was reported to police.

Part of the woman’s plea required that she have no contact with her now 12-year-old daughter until a counselor gives permission.  The Associated Press did not name the woman to protect the identity of the girl.

Prosecutors told FOX59 Indianapolis that the girl, after turning 11, gave birth to a boy in September 2017.  The baby was given up for adoption, while the girl now resides in foster care.

“She’s doing better.  That’s all that we can hope for right now.  She’s at a really good place,” Glancy said.

Former OR Youth Minister Draws Just Over 15 Years

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Donald Courtney Biggs, 40, former Medford youth pastor who secretly videotaped women and girls.

Pedophile Preacher Left in Pile on Floor
After Victim’s Dad Catches Him
in Courtroom

A convicted pedophile from Oregon is making national news after the father of one of his victims punched the youth pastor who molested his child.

Former Medford youth pastor accused of
secretly videotaping women and girls

“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.

NC School Employee Accused Of Child Sex Abuse

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Todd Van Nguyen, 61

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:

Parents,

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.

Normal Children Have No Rights In America

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This is the flag that Pedophiles have adopted for themselves, all the while attempting to leverage freedom to molest Children under the guise of MAPs.

Pedophiles Desperately Trying To Join
LGBT Movement with Their Own
‘Acceptance’ Flag

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.
Robert StrongBow

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 Personsalso 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.”