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FL Coach Draws 4 Life Sentences

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Francisco de Aragón, 28

Florida swim instructor sentenced to life for
molesting three 6-year-old girls

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL  –  A former swim instructor was handed four life sentences in a Florida court on Friday after being convicted of molesting three of his students in his class at the Deerfield Beach Aquatics Center in 2015.

The three victims, all just 6 years old at the time, testified to have been groped inappropriately by Francisco de Aragón underneath their swim clothes.  Lawyers for De Aragón defended this as a technique and he later testified that there was possibly “accidental contact” and that his actions may have been misinterpreted.

After a three-day trial and four hours of deliberations this past week, de Aragón, 28, was found guilty of all five criminal counts against him – including sexual battery of a child, which comes with an automatic sentence of life imprisonment.

However, de Aragón – who rejected a plea deal that would have resulted in a 25 years behind bars – remains adamant that he is innocent.

“This is not me.  There is no justice in this sentence.  There is no justice in putting a life sentence on a man who is innocent,” he protested.  “The facts in this case show innocence, not guilty, not that I am some monster, not that I am some sort of molester, some secret pedophile.”

It is likely he and his family will appeal the conviction.

“This is a case where they got it wrong,” his father, Frank de Aragón, told local station CBS4.  “An innocent man, who is trying to help people learn and save themselves, is now in prison for life.”

Francisco’s wife, Savannah de Aragón, who is reported to have fled the courtroom in tears, expressed concern for her husband’s safety given his child sex offender status.

“I’m scared and terrified he is going to get hurt in there,” she said.

Nurses With AntiChild Agenda?

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Nurses with AntiChild Agenda?

Report claims NC hospital nurses refused to
report Child Sexual Abuse to DSS

MONROE, NC  –  A report obtained by CBS North Carolina’s Charlotte affiliate WBTV shows the nursing staff on duty at CMC-Union Hospital one night in November 2016 refused to call DSS after a child disclosed facts that implicated sexual abuse.

The report was filled out by James Jackson, who was working at the hospital as a security guard.

According to the report, the nurse in charge of caring for the young male patient refused to report the boy’s allegations of possible sexual abuse.

“I told his nurse about it and she said that she would not believe anything that he says because of his history at the hospital,” Jackson wrote in his report.

State law requires anyone aware of possible child abuse to report it to social services.

Jackson wrote in his report filed at the time of the incident that he called the nursing supervisor and, later, the charge nurse about reporting the boy’s allegations of sexual abuse but both of them declined to take action, too.

Ultimately, Jackson reported the boy’s allegations to Union County DSS himself and the agency opened an investigation into the claims.

“From what I can understand from being here, it’s not the first time this has happened,” Jackson said.  “But this is the time it happened with me on duty and I couldn’t let that go.  I couldn’t let it go that a child is being sexually abused like that and no one do anything about it.”

Jackson told WBTV that he tried to file a complaint with the North Carolina Board of Nursing but was told by a board staff member that it was having problems investigating his complaint because the hospital would not return phone calls.

Carolinas HealthCare System refused multiple requests for an interview but issued the following statement:

“Carolinas HealthCare System policy, in accordance with North Carolina statutes, requires that all cases of suspected child abuse or neglect be reported to Department of Social Services (DSS).  Calls to DSS are initiated by any CHS employee who identifies potential abuse or neglect.

We take all reports of abuse and neglect seriously and work closely with DSS and other governing authorities when the situation warrants.  Every day, our doctors, nurses and teammates care for vulnerable patients and advocate for children who are victims of abuse and neglect.  Elevating hope and advancing healing is not just part of our mission, it is integral to who we are as a healthcare system.”

While we cannot discuss the specifics of this case due to patient and employee privacy laws, we can say that after reviewing this issue, we do not believe the version of events represented accurately reflects what occurred.  We are dedicated to the health and well-being of all patients in our care and will continue to cooperate with the proper authorities and assist with any inquiries that may arise.”

A spokeswoman for the hospital did not provide any additional facts to support the assertion that Jackson’s account of what happened – as documented in his report filed at the time of the incident – was incorrect.  The hospital also did not elaborate on what, specifically, it felt was inaccurate.

Jackson ultimately left his job as a security guard at the hospital after, he said, he received growing pressure as a result of blowing the whistle on what happened.  But he said he would do it again.

“We must report this. I couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t do it,” he said.  “I don’t ever want to see another child go through this here or anywhere else.”

TX CEU Visits Round Rock To Roundup Child Pornographer

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Joe Lawrence Islas, 55, of Round Rock TX

OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Williamson County Man for Possession of Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced yesterday that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 55-year-old Joe Lawrence Islas, of Round Rock, on three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony. Islas could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.

Following a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, CEU investigators executed a search warrant at Islas’ residence, where child pornography was recovered on a digital storage device.

Investigators seized additional digital storage devices that will be examined by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit.

Islas declined to be interviewed.  He was booked into Williamson County Jail without incident.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.

The CEU proactively seeks out and arrests predators who commit crimes against children using technology and online sources.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks our children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety.

If you suspect someone of producing or downloading child pornography you can report it to NCMEC.

For more information on cyber safety, please visit:
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/cyber-safety

The CyberTipline 1-800-843-5678

Anti-Child Agenda Wasting Needed Resources

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There is an antiChild Agenda very much alive in this world.

AG Paxton Applauds Court Ruling Affirming Rejection of Pornography Convention

May 12, 2017
AUSTIN, TX  –  Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater dismissed the complaint of pornographers, Three Expo Events L.L.C., demanding the right to use the Dallas Convention Center to hold an illicit convention.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stood with leaders of the City of Dallas and the Dallas Citizens Council in defending the city’s right to keep taxpayer resources from being used to promote the pornography industry.

“It is vital that governmental entities have the ability to exclude sexually-oriented businesses from property that they own,” Attorney General Paxton said.  “The City of Dallas, through its democratically-elected officials, rightfully decided that its convention center and taxpayer monies should not be home to an event where obscenity and criminal activity occurs.”

Attorney General Paxton originally became involved in the case in 2016 when he filed an amicus brief supporting the City’s decision to not host a pornography convention on city-owned property.

Attorney General Paxton submitted a second amicus brief in March 2017 supporting the city’s motion to dismiss the case.  The court granted the City’s motion to dismiss on May 11, 2017.  Joining Attorney General Paxton on his amicus briefs was the Dallas Citizens Council, a nonprofit organization comprising business and civic leaders in the Dallas region whose sole purpose is to provide leadership on public policy issues to improve the lives of Dallas citizens.

Attorney General Paxton is fighting pornography in Texas because of its demonstrated harm on children.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.

Attorney General Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) proactively seeks out and arrests predators who commit crimes against children using technology and online sources.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks our children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety.

For more information on cyber safety, please visit:
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/cyber-safety

Ms Orange County 2014 Is Child Pornographer 2017

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Meghan Alt, 25, was named Mrs. Orange County in 2014

California beauty pageant winner pleads guilty to Child Porn

NEWPORT BEACH, CA  –  A former winner of California’s Mrs. Orange County beauty pageant has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and lewd acts with a child.

Meghan Alt, 25, was arrested for allegedly using a 4-year-old relative in creating and distributing child pornography.

County court records say 27-year-old Meghan Alt entered the pleas last Friday and was sentenced to 300 days in jail and three years of probation.

Prosecutors dismissed two additional charges of lewd acts with a child.

Alt was ordered to serve the jail sentence starting Friday.

Alt’s lawyer did not immediately respond to an emailed message seeking comment.

She was arrested in 2015.  Prosecutors said she sold images of a 4-year-old relative to a marine.

Alt is from the Southern California City of Irvine and has three children.

She was crowned Mrs. Orange County in 2014 and competed in the Mrs. California contest the same year.