Category Archives: Child Sex Abuse

Blue Bulletin Campaign: What’s New With Blue

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DHS Blue Bulletin Campaign: National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month is Here

#WearBlueDay is January 11th

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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month is Here

BLUE is the international color of HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS

WEAR BLUE AND SHARE A PHOTO ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH #WEARBLUEDAY TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE CRIME.

On December 31, 2020, the White House proclaimed January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  This is a time dedicated to raising awareness, providing education, and taking action to combat this heinous crime.  Read the full proclamation here.

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is recognized each year on January 11th.  In recognition of this important day, Blue Campaign hosts #WearBlueDay.  Anyone can join Blue Campaign in bringing awareness to human trafficking on #WearBlueDay by doing one (or more!) of the following:

  • Snap a selfie.  Have you picked your outfit yet?  We encourage you to wear blue (whether that’s a shirt, uniform, or hat), take a photo of yourself, and post it to social media using #WearBlueDay.  Encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same.
  • Share a video.  Create a video message explaining why you are participating in #WearBlueDay.  Post it on social media with #WearBlueDay and encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same.
  • Challenge your friends, family, or colleagues.  Encourage your friends, family, or colleagues to get creative with their #WearBlueDay photos – while practicing social distancing – and see who comes up with the best picture. Remember to share on social media with #WearBlueDay!
  • Light up a landmark.  In 2018, Los Angeles City Hall was lit blue and Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted a photo of it with #WearBlueDay.  Work with your local government to light a capitol building, landmark, or bridge blue to raise awareness of human trafficking.  Use social media to post photos of the landmark with #WearBlueDay and why it’s lit in blue.
  • Host a virtual event.  Organize an online event, such as a panel discussion or documentary viewing, to foster discussion about human trafficking and how to recognize and report it.  Encourage attendees and participants to wear blue and share photos on social media.  Don’t forget to use #WearBlueDay.
  • Follow Blue Campaign (@DHSBlueCampaign) on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram where we will share more human trafficking awareness information in January.

Blue Campaign also has several social media graphics you can use when posting about #WearBlueDay available here.

Safe For The Holidays, Is This Lazaro Ouando Martinez ?

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Lazaro Ouando Martinez, 45, wanted on Child Sex Abuse case in Houston, Texas.

Where is he?  This 45-year-old man is
accused of continuous Sexual Abuse
of a Child

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspects in this case.

HOUSTON, TX  –  Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department are looking for a man who is accused of continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Lazaro Ouando Martinez, 45, is described as a Hispanic male, about five feet four inches tall, weighing 150 to 180 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Crime Stoppers released his photo early Friday.

Police said it was August of 2019 when they first received a report of the crime from the 200 block of Red Ripple in north Houston.

The victim told investigators the suspect sexually abused them over a two-year period.

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspects in this case.

Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app.

Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.

Two OK Men On Run Spotted In FL Walmart

Two OK men on run spotted in Florida walmart.
Two OK men on run spotted in Florida walmart.

OKC Police searching for 2 young men who face 52 felony Child Sex Abuse charges

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KFOR) –  According to Oklahoma City police, a metro married couple is on the run, facing more than 50 felony sex abuse charges involving a child.

OKCPD says a warrant has been issued for 25-year-old Robert Inman and 28-year-old Matthew Inman of Oklahoma City.

“We just thought they were taking a little vacation,” the suspects’ family member told KFOR.

KFOR showed up at the Inmans’ last known address Wednesday when a man, claiming to be a family member, says he thought he was temporarily house-sitting.

“The detectives said they’ve been in Florida,” the family member said.

Florida man credits OKC news after spotting couple wanted for child sex crimes

Wednesday, the Oklahoma County District Attorney signed off on 52 counts against the couple, including indecent or lewd acts with a minor, forcible sodomy and child pornography.

Arrest warrant issued for couple accused of sexually assaulting child dozens of times over multiple years

According to detectives, the abuse had been happening for years.

“The crimes stem back to when this child was just four years old.” Sgt. Megan Morgan with the Oklahoma City Police Department said.

Police say they made several visits to the Inman home over the summer, finding “content on a cell phone” and a “sex toy”.

According to a police report, Matthew and Robert were home at the time, so officers interviewed them.

A family member told KFOR on camera the two haven’t been home in months, but then changed his story.

“They just left, and the son just told us to come here and stay here at his house,” the family member said.

“You didn’t know there was this alleged sexual assault going on?” KFOR reporter Peyton Yager asked.

“No,” the family member said.  “We did not. I am sorry.”

Robert and Matthew Inman each face a $1 million bond when arrested.

NE School Superintendent Arrested Child Abuse, Sexual Assault Of Student

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Timothy Dewaard, 56, Seward County Jail

Centennial superintendent arrested, charged with Child Abuse and
Sexual Assault

UTICA, NE  –  Centennial Public Schools Superintendent Tim DeWaard has been arrested on charges of Child Abuse and Third-Degree Sexual Assault.

The Seward County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release Tuesday afternoon that its investigation resulted in the arrest of DeWaard, 56, of Utica.

The Sheriff’s Office said his arrest was in relation “to charges involving a high school aged student.”

Authorities said bail was set for DeWaard at $50,000.  He posted bail, and he was released from jail.

“This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Seward County Sheriff’s Department with assistance from the York County Sheriff’s Department.  Our office is working closely with Centennial Public School officials, and their cooperation is appreciated during this time,” Seward County investigators said.

No further information is being released at this time, as the investigation remains ongoing.

DeWaard has been the superintendent at Centennial since July 1, 2007.

Before coming to Centennial, he served as principal and/or superintendent at Eustis-Farnam, Valentine and Tri-County.

He has been involved with the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association and the Nebraska Council of School Administrators.

In 2018, he received the University of Nebraska at Kearney Leaders in Education and Service Award.

According to public records, Dewaard recently signed a new contract that went into effect on July 1, and paid him $168,000 a year.

A recent tweet from Dewaard on July 8 said he was entering his 35th year in education.

Your Children Need You Now More Than Ever

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National Center For Missing & Exploited Children

The Milk Carton of the 21st Century.

Twenty five years ago, Soul Asylum’s “Runaway Train” music video featured images of missing children and helped close 21 cases.

If one video could recover that many children, how many can we find with the power of new technology and social media?

Runaway Train 25 – MTV Video Music Award “Video for Good” nominated! Watch, share, help bring kids home.

For the 25th anniversary of the song, we reimagined “Runaway Train” with new artists and a dynamic music video that updates itself with missing children from the NCMEC database based on a user’s location.  That means more missing children in front of more people in more relevant places.

Watch #RunawayTrain25 and help us bring home #Missingkids.

RunawayTrain25.com

As the nation’s clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization, NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation – because every child deserves a safe childhood.

Hope is why we’re here.

https://www.runawaytrain25.com/watch-video