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Tennessee Sting Nets Child Predators

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Too many Children are being victimized by Sex Trafficking

22 men indicted as part of human trafficking operation in Brentwood

BRENTWOOD, TN  –  At least 22 men have been indicted as part of an undercover human trafficking operation in Brentwood.

As part of the sting in early October, two female agents posed as prostitutes on Backpage.com and offered sex for purchase.

During the text message exchanges with dozens and dozens of would-be customers, the agents identified themselves as minors.

According to the TBI, within a three-day period, 22 men showed up for arranged meetings, showing intentions of purchasing sex with a child.

The men were from all different backgrounds.  The suspects include a computer programmer, an automotive engineer, a chef and a construction worker.

Eleven of the 22 men who were indicted are still in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Now: @TBInvestigation presser on a human trafficking investigation in Brentwood. pic.twitter.com/FUaMJVM9wI
— Kim St. Onge (@KimWSMV) November 9, 2017

Authorities have arrested nine of the suspects in Williamson County:

NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! will not publish these names, if you wish to see them, you will find them here.

The TBI also sent undercover male agents to respond to advertisements on Backpage.com to try to find potential victims of human trafficking.  Two women responded to the ads but declined to receive services from the TBI’s partner nonprofit agency.

The TBI, the Brentwood Police Department, Homeland Security and the office of 21st District Attorney General Kim Helper all assisted in the investigation.

“This is, without doubt, a demand-driven crime, involving men from all kinds of backgrounds,” said TBI Director Mark Gwyn.  “We need more men to stand up and talk honestly about how we got here as a culture and what we need to do to fix it.  Unless we’re willing to hold one other accountable, we will continue to see too many people victimized by this kind of crime, with no one to blame but ourselves.”

If you would like to help the victims of sex trafficking in Tennessee, visit ithastostop.com.

TX Child Abuse Suspect Takes Own Life

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Daryl Elliott, 56, barricaded himself inside an apartment.

Child Abuse suspect kills himself as deputies try to arrest him in Dallas

A child abuse suspect killed himself during a standoff with authorities trying to arrest him Tuesday night at a northeast Dallas apartment.

Two warrant officers were attempting to serve a felony warrant about 9 p.m. when Daryl Elliott, 56, barricaded himself inside an apartment in the 7500 block of Holly Hill Drive, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Melinda Urbina said.

Officers attempted to negotiate with Elliott, but he did not surrender.  Hours later, they heard a gunshot inside the apartment, Urbina said.

They entered to find Elliott had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officers didn’t fire their weapons during the incident, Urbina said.

He was convicted for two charges of injury to a child or elderly person.

He faced two charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, which were eventually dismissed. 

Child Predator Caught In Irving

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Kenneth Dewayne Roblez, 38, who made lewd comments to young girls in Grapevine and Plano has been arrested.

Grapevine Child Predator In Custody

GRAPEVINE, TX  – The search for a man who is being called a child predator in North Texas is over.

“When WE THE PEOPLE are told, ‘The Search Is Over’, does this mean it’s over AGAIN until the next time, or does this mean that it is FINALLY OVER, and this Sewer Rat will never have the chance, much less the opportunity to traumatize another Child, nor Parent, ever again????”
Robert StrongBow

Police say the man who made lewd comments to young girls in Grapevine and Plano has been arrested.

Kenneth Dewayne Roblez, 38, was taken into custody in the 3500 block of North Belt Line Road on Friday afternoon, Grapevine Police say.

#BreakingNews SUSPECT #ARRESTED Registered sex offender Kenneth Roblez is now in custody – arrested in Irving. pic.twitter.com/QNnSKfj3v9
— Grapevine Police (@GrapevinePolice) October 6, 2017

Before the lunch hour on Friday, police in Plano released a short video of a man they were looking for.  Officials with the Plano Police Department told a CBS 11 News crew that the person was spotted three times in their city, with two incidents being reported to authorities.

It is now also believed that the suspect in Plano is Roblez, who was involved in several disturbing incidents that occurred in Grapevine.

It was on September 23 when police in Plano received a report of a man making lewd comments at a Walmart store.  One day later, there was another report about a man lifting up the skirt of an 11-year-old girl at a Target store.  On September 30, the same man was seen at another Target store in Plano, but there were no criminal reports made.

Please share this surveillance video of a suspect inside Target who made lewd comments involving children.  If you know him call 817.410.8127 pic.twitter.com/1GiC2MNHGN
— Grapevine Police (@GrapevinePolice) October 4, 2017

Meanwhile, police conducting a separate investigation in Grapevine released photos and surveillance video of Roblez.  They believe the 38-year-old sex offender is the person who made lewd comments to a 9-year-old girl and made sexually suggestive comments to a mother about her 11-year-old.

CHILD SAFETY AND PREVENTION

Going To And From School More Safely

by NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN®

Millions of kids ride a bike, take the bus or walk to school every day. Help get them to and from school more safely by following this checklist.

Review the four rules of personal safety with your children.  Remind them to:

  1. Check first with you or the adult in charge before going anywhere, helping anyone, accepting anything or getting into a car.
  2. Take a friend when going places or playing outside.
  3. Tell people “NO” if they try to touch you or hurt you.  It’s OK for you to stand up for yourself.
  4. Tell a trusted adult if anything makes you feel sad, scared or confused.

Walk the route to and from school with them pointing out landmarks and safe places to go if they need help.  Tell them not to take shortcuts and to stay in well-lit areas.

If your younger children take the bus, wait with them or make sure they’re supervised by someone you trust at the bus stop.

Teach your children to recognize the tricks someone may use to abduct them such as asking for help or offering them a ride.  Tell them to never approach a car without getting your permission first.

Encourage your children to kick, scream and make a scene if anyone tries to take them.

Instruct your children to get away as quickly as possible if someone is following them.  If they are being followed by someone in a car, teach them to walk in the opposite direction from the one in which the car is driving.

Be sure your children’s school has up-to-date emergency contact information.  Learn about their pick-up procedures so only those you’ve authorized can pick up your children.

Make sure your children know how to contact you in case of an emergency.

For more information about child safety, visit MissingKids.com 

TX Woman Faces 5 To 99

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Sara Anne Woody, 25, is facing five to 99 years.

Woody found guilty on 16 counts of
Child Abuse

Wichita Falls, TX  –  The Burkburnett stepmother accused of child abuse and child torture was found guilty on 16 counts of injury to a child, including three first degree felony charges.

Sara Anne Woody, 25, is facing five to 99 years, or life in prison, after six men and six women determined she caused serious mental deficiency, impairment or injury for “engaging in pattern of child abuse and/or torture” with her two stepsons and her oldest daughter.

It took more than 11 hours of deliberations for the jury to reach its verdict, which was announced by 30th District Court Judge Bob Brotherton just after noon Wednesday.

In addition to the first degree felonies, jurors found Woody guilty on 10 total counts that included striking her oldest stepson on the lip with a metal spoon and on the shoulders and face with a tent pole.

The other three counts involved her younger stepson.  She was found guilty of striking him on the tooth with a metal spoon, holding a lighter under his tongue for lying and hitting his genitals with a belt for wetting the bed.

She was found not guilty on 10 counts of injury to a child.

The abuse came to light when the oldest stepson was taken to the United Regional Health Care System emergency room on March 30, 2016, with a severely bruised upper lip.

Despite being told by the boy and his father, Jonathan Darrell Woody, that the boy had fallen while roughhousing with his brothers, Dr. Jeremy Sautner told jurors about two weeks ago that he believed other signs were missing from an injury that was caused by a fall.

Sautner said the boy would have also injured his chin or nose, which would have hit the concrete also during a normal fall.  The bruising around the eyes was also alarming to the medical professional.

To a physician, Sautner said, it was the “classic definition of a red flag for child abuse.”  By law, he is a mandatory reporter of suspected abuse.  He filed a report with local law enforcement.

During closing arguments Tuesday, Woody’s defense attorney Reggie Wilson told jurors his client was a loving, Christian mother who “picked up these kids when no one else wanted them.”

“Those four children need and deserve a mother like Sara in their lives,” Wilson said, speaking of Woody’s four biological kids.  “…You’re the ones who can save these children from a life without their mother.”

Prosecuting attorney John Gillespie argued Tuesday that it was time for the jurors to “face evil” and believe that people like Woody exist in the world who will abuse children.

Gillespie said Woody only cried for herself and not her victims while on the stand.  The rest of her testimony, he said, felt “very rehearsed and she had an excuse for everything.”

The punishment phase of the trial began at Wednesday after lunch and is scheduled to continue at 9 a.m. Thursday.