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Child Predator Assaults Another Child

Toddler sexually assaulted at Chuck E. Cheese's
Toddler sexually assaulted at Chuck E. Cheese’s

Sex Offender Assaulted Toddler In Chuck E. Cheese’s

ENGLEWOOD – Police are investigating an alarming case of child sex assault at a restaurant designed for kids.

Englewood police say a convicted child predator made a toddler perform sexual acts inside the Chuck E. Cheese’s off West Hampden Avenue. Robert Weber, 43, was arrested last month. He has a criminal history involving children. According to police, Weber went to the Englewood Chuck E. Cheese on Nov. 20 with his daughter and befriended a dad who was there with his 3-year old girl.

Detectives say Weber told the other dad he would watch the girls and took the 3-year-old to an elevated tube where he made her perform sex acts on him. The father did not know Weber was a registered sex offender who wasn’t allowed to be near children. Detectives say Weber violated protection orders by not only going to Chuck E. Cheese’s but by bringing his daughter, too.

He may never have been arrested if it wasn’t for a photo booth picture the two fathers and daughters took together. The victim’s dad showed police who later identified the convicted predator.

Investigators are looking into why Weber had his young daughter with him. They opened a case with human services to investigate Weber’s family. Police say they may have allowed him to be near children knowing he wasn’t supposed to be.

The prosecutor’s office says they take protection orders very seriously, and there are serious penalties for people who violate them. Weber has a conviction for sex assault on a child from more than a decade ago. Jefferson County also has a pending case for the same charge. Law enforcement officials asked 9NEWS not to use his pictures, saying he may be tied to additional cases.

Chuck E. Cheese’s has measures in place to protect children and customers. Matching hand stamps allow employees to know who customers come in and leave with.

Weber faces charges for sex assault on a child, violating his protective orders and for being an habitual offender.

Child Predator Sentenced

Alastair Carswell
Alastair Carswell

Child abuse ‘predator’ gets 14 years in jail

A BANGOR man has been jailed for sexually abusing six children over a 17-year period.

Last Friday (28th) Alastair Carswell was sentenced to 14 years for what was described as ‘predator activity’ involving victims aged between seven and 16.

Carswell (48) is originally from Bangor, though court records currently give his address as HMP Maghaberry, and all of his victims were from the North Down area. He was sentenced to seven years in prison followed by seven years on licence for a total of 25 charges, including multiple indecent assaults, that took place between 1995 and 2012.

Friday’s Crown Court sitting in Belfast heard that three of the 48-year-old’s victims had endured long-term effects from ‘sustained periods of abuse’ suffered at Carswell’s hands. Three of the victims were targeted on a single occasion but the others, two boys and a girl, were abused over a prolonged period.

When Carswell was arrested and questioned about the abuse last year he denied his victims’ claims, branding them malicious. But during last week’s court sitting the judge described Carswell as ‘controlling and willing to exercise control over others’ and stated some of the offending had a ‘pre-meditated nature’.

A defense lawyer told the court that Carswell intends to comply with probation after his release from prison, and that the 48 year old wants to try to get back some semblance of his life.

17 yr-old enrolled in Hurst Hills Elementary

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Teen posing as 12-year-old faces child porn charge

Hurst police arrested a 17-year-old posing as a 12-year-old in an HEB ISD school for possession of child pornography.  A second man, 28, who posed as the father was also arrested on charges of possession with intent to Promote Child Pornography and Sale/Display of Harmful Material.

Police said Ricardo Javid Lugo, 17, had been enrolled at Hurst Hills Elementary School in Hurst as a 12-year-old using fake documents. Lugo enrolled in Aug. 2014 and Randy Ray Wesson, 28, posed as Lugo’s father. The two schemed to recruit potential victims from the school for both of them.

According to an arrest affidavit, Lugo and Wesson met on Instagram in late 2013 and early 2014. Wesson told investigators Lugo was unhappy at home in Juarez. Mexico and he was 12-years-old. In either late February or early March, Wesson drove to El Paso and watched Lugo walk across the border and came back to Fort Worth with Wesson.  Wesson told investigators he and Lugo have had a sexual relationship since that time.

District officials said in a release: “There was no indication that the student’s records were forged or that the student was too old to attend elementary school. The student’s behavior at school also did not raise any concerns.”

Acting on a tip from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, police searched Wesson’s Fort Worth home and found more than 42,000 images of child pornography on computers, thumb drives and his phone. Investigators also found images of Hurst Hills students on Lugo’s phone.

Wesson faces a $3 million bond. Lugo’s bond is set at $250,000.
Detectives have reason to believe there are additional victims who haven’t been identified.

District officials said they personally contacted parents of sixth grade students on Wednesday to inform them of the news. A letter is being sent home with all Hurst Hills students.

Holidays and Caring, A Time for Love

What about Our Children, who are The Future of Our World

NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! will never accept Child Abuse, Indifference, nor Violence.  These things have NO PLACE in Our World, they are the evil created by the purveyors of filth, the bullys, and the perverts that infect Our World;  a CANCER WE CAN ELIMINATE.

UnChained Project: a human rights organization that is mobilizing advocates globally to provide localized community-based awareness and Christian mission-styled support for people victimized as children by human trafficking, all forms of child abuse and bullying.

Through events, workshops, prayer and outreach, UnChained groups will be localized lighthouses of hope within communities throughout the U.S. and internationally for survivors of all ages.

UnChained Project is an extension program of Ark of Hope for Children, a national U.S. based nonprofit organization. Localized events and fundraising will also support Ark of Hope’s other programs including;

RemovingChains.org – global live chat survivor support website

Harbourage Safe Homes – in north Florida for rescued survivors of human trafficking

Ark of Hope for Children, PO Box 342, Alachua, FL 32615-0342

 

UnChained Project brings awareness and support on a global scale for the hundreds of thousands of survivors of child trafficking, the many forms of child abuse and teen bullying. Survivors we are here for you!

Survivors of human trafficking and child abuse so often live in fear and a self-imposed code of silence. Virtually all of them were victimized by adults, so how do they trust other adults with their horrible secret? Many successfully managed to bury their past and move on, only to have it rear up and raise debilitating havoc in their twenties, thirties and forties. Thousands are imprisoned within their own minds, reliving the abuse through nightmares and flashbacks that bring on severe depression, PTSD, alcoholism, drug abuse and more.

Survivors of teen bullying, many as young as eleven and twelve don’t fare much better. As their peers compete for recognition, in search of their own identity, too many targets of bullying slip into an ever deepening hole of despair. Their pain is so often manifested in depression, self-harm and suicidal thought.

It is time to rally a front line defense in our communities

It is time to embrace survivors and help break their silence

It is time for action

CHILD TRAFFICKING STATISTICS

UnChained Project wants to mobilize advocates willing to provide awareness and support for survivors of child trafficking living in silence in your community. Here’s why;

  • Over 100,000 underage girls and boys are trafficked into slavery (1)
  • Odds of being rescued; 1 in 100 (2)
  • Of every three child victims, two are girls and one is a boy (3)
  • AVERAGE age a child is first exploited by prostitution is 12-14 years old  (4)
  • Infants are often identified in child pornography (4)
  • They may be forced into sex 20 to 48 times a day (5)
  • Life span of a victim can be as little as 2 to 4 years, having succumbed to attack, abuse, HIV and other STD’s, overdose or suicide (4)
  • Sex trade industry is the second largest global industry raising $32 billion a year, equal to $87 million a day! (6)
  • Sale of child porn in the U.S. alone raises more than a $3 billion annually! (7)

The above are some of the many child trafficking statistics gathered by our parent nonprofit organization Ark of Hope for Children to highlight the reason for alarm.

1 – SharedHope.org
2 – TheKey2Free.org
3 – ArkofHopeforChildren.org
4 – TheDefenderFoundation.org
5 – PolarisProject.org
6 – UnicefUSA.org
7 – SharedHope.org

Man Kidnaps 12-yr-old Girl

Victor Arroyo
Victor Arroyo

N.C. man arrested in connection with 12-year-olds disappearance

A North Carolina man has been charged in connection with the disappearance of a 12-year-old Baltimore County girl who was found this weekend after a multistate search, authorities said Monday.

Victor Arroyo, 32, faces first-degree kidnapping and first-degree rape charges, said Assistant District Attorney Melanie Shekita of the Wake County district attorney’s office in North Carolina. He was being held in a detention center there on a $1.6 million bond, according to court records.

The girl went missing Nov. 11 after leaving her home for Perry Hall Middle School, where she is a student. FBI agents located her at a Raleigh, N.C., home Friday night, and she was returned to her family in Maryland.

Her disappearance sparked a high-profile search, and police received about 100 tips while she was missing.

Investigators say the girl had a history of communicating with men online. Digital forensics, including analysis of her iPod and Xbox activity, played a critical role in locating her, they said.

A North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agent with the Raleigh-Durham Safe Streets Task Force, which is staffed by FBI agents and other law enforcement officials, issued the warrant for Arroyo’s arrest, said a North Carolina Department of Public Safety spokeswoman, Patty McQuillan.

Baltimore County Police said Monday evening that they also have obtained an arrest warrant charging Arroyo with kidnapping.