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State Locks Up 10-Year-Old Child Sex Trafficking Victim

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10-year-old Child sex trafficking victim is locked up while Illinois lets her multiple abusers walk free.

Illinois Lets Her Multiple Abusers Walk Free

CHICAGO, IL  –  Contrary to what many peddlers of disinformation will lead you to believe, child sex abuse is not reserved to the Deep State, Democratic party, and Hollywood, Republicans are regularly caught committing the same acts.  What’s more, while elite politicians are caught committing these child sex crimes like former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, the scope of the problem is far greater.  Child sex abuse is rife no matter political or socioeconomic status.

A potential reason this problem has reached epidemic proportions in this county could be the lack of punishment these monsters face after hurting children.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are currently incarcerated in the land of the free for “crimes” which have no victims.  Innocent people, whose only crime was getting caught with small amounts of a plant or who are unable to pay for a suspended license are serving years behind bars, yet child predators routinely receive insultingly low sentences or none at all.

In the following case out of Chicago, this horrifying problem is compounded by the fact that multiple alleged child sex abusers are walking free — while their 10-year-old victim is rotting away in an institution.  This month, CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini revealed a despicable problem among police and child services that is facilitating this scenario.

A 10-year-old girl, still in elementary school, was abused for the first time by a 47-year-old man from her neighborhood when she was just 7.  She was brought to the motel where she was horribly abused for the first of many times by several abusers.

Brenda Myers-Powell is an advocate for children like the one mentioned above and as co-founder of The Dreamcatcher Foundation, she has been fighting for victims like her.

“We have no idea what type of ugly things he did to her in that room,” Myers-Powell told CBS 2, describing the type of person she believes does something like this as “a dog;  a predator;  a very, very sick person.”

SICK????   YEAH RIGHT, this and all the rest like these are nothing but pieces of DUNG, and the lowest form of SEWER RATS on this earth!!!!
Robert StrongBow

According to the report, while the man was in the motel with the girl, staff called 911 to report it.   They even told authorities his name, yet he has never been arrested.

“Why wasn’t he locked up?  That needs to be answered.  Why did they not lock that man up?” said Myers-Powell.  “It just made me sick.”

According to their own reports, the police department knows that the girl has at least five different abusers.  She was abused from age 7 to 10 by these men — including men in their 40s and 50s.

Police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) were told about this abuse as far back as 2016.  They received multiple reports from the motel where the abuse was happening as well as school officials who had found out about it.

Despite all the reports to DCFS, the police, and a record of the abuse, not a single person — whose job it is to protect children — lifted a finger to help the little girl.

Even when police responded to the motel and found her inside with one of the abusers, no arrests were made.  As CBS 2 reports:

The DCFS refused to say anything about the pattern of abuse this child endured.  CBS 2 Investigators used Chicago Police reports, obtained through a public records request, to piece together a tale of systemic failures that let her down – how her abusers were never charged, and how child protective services failed to get her the help she needed to escape a horrifying world of child exploitation.

 In fact, just days before she ended up at the Grand Motel, police had their grasp on another one of her alleged abusers.  He too is accused of taking her to a motel, and he also was never arrested.

Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert has spent 30 years working to protect abused children.  It is his job to challenge the DCFS when they fail.

He said the girl should have received protective services when she was first assaulted at age 7.  He also wants to know why the accused men have not been arrested.

“I’ve seen a lot.  This has to be one of the very worst cases,” said Golbert.  “It’s just, it’s disgusting.”

Disgusting indeed.  Given the fact that Chicago police routinely raid the homes of innocent families looking for non-existent substances deemed illegal by the state, the idea of allowing child rapists to walk free shocks the conscience.  However, according to Golbert, this is par for the course.

“DCFS commonly leaves kids in very dangerous situations, where they continue to be abused, instead of bringing cases to court and rescuing children,” Golbert said.  “This case illustrates that.”

Now, because police and DCFS never stepped in when the abuse originally began, this 10-year-old little girl is now severely psychologically damaged and this heartbreaking tale gets worse.

After DCFS and police allowed this girl’s abuse to persist for nearly half her life, instead of giving her help, she was then locked away in a psychiatric facility in December — where she remains to this day.

“It’s horrible,” Golbert said.  “You’re locked up indoors all day.  They get about one hour of outdoor recreation every day.  They lose schooling.”

What’s more, as this little girl remains locked up in a de facto prison, her abusers — some of whom were caught in the act — are all walking free.

“That says: ‘I’m the garbage that the man who abused me said I was,’” said Myers-Powell. “That says that I don’t matter, and the world showed me I don’t matter because I’m locked in a box.”

What’s more, according to CBS 2, during their investigation they discovered that when police found the girl at the motel in October, instead of bringing her to the hospital or getting her help, they brought her home to allow the abuse to continue.  Only after CBS 2 aired their investigative story did the Chicago police department respond, claiming they are now launching a review.

Chicago Police issued the following statement:

“Protecting the lives and wellbeing of children is the highest priority of the Chicago Police Department.  We have initiated a thorough review of how this disturbing series of allegations of abuse and neglect was handled by CPD.  While the criminal investigations are ongoing, CPD is taking a close look at our policies around missing youth and we are committed to strengthening our guidelines, training, and protocols.  We are also working with our partners in social services, education, and healthcare to be more extensive and trauma informed to better support youth and families.  We are all committed to ensuring the safety of Chicago’s children.”

This statement is laughable and insulting given the fact that DCFS and the police department knew about the abuse of the little girl for years yet took no action to stop it.  It also rings hollow knowing that all of her abusers are still walking free as this little girl rots in a box.

Child Malnourished And Kept In Crate

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Child was malnourished and kept in a wooden crate.

Preliminary hearing held for 4 people
charged with child abuse in
Stone County, Missouri

STONE COUNTY, MO  –  A preliminary hearing was held on Tuesday for four people charged for child abuse back in November.

Dessa A. Barton, 26, W. Dalton McLendon, 26, Kathreine Kost, 56, and Richard A Hilliker, 52, pleaded not guilty to their charges.  Each face charges of endangering the welfare of a child and child abuse.

In a hearing that lasted more than three hours, the Stone County Prosecuting Attorney presented various pieces of evidence and called multiple witnesses to the stand.  Among witnesses were Stone County detectives as well as the ex-boyfriend of Dessa Barton, who is the mother of the child.

Detectives said the then 4-year-old boy suffered from extreme malnutrition.  They also said the young boy spent extended periods of time in a wooden crate constructed of pallets.

On Tuesday Stone County Prosecutor Matt Selby showed a number of photos taken during a search of the home.

Photos showed the crate itself, a make-shift door for the crate as well as blankets and children’s clothing.  During testimonies, detectives said Dalton McLendon previously denied using the crate for the child, instead they say McLendon said it was used for a dog.

Detectives who gave testimony also said McLendon admitted to spanking the boy and sometimes using a belt on him.  Among the photos shared by Selby was a photo of a belt, which detectives described as “the belt.”

“[McLendon said the child] had this problem where he would pee himself,” Stone County detective Matthew Maggard said.

Maggard also said McLendon told him he had issues trying to get the boy to play with him.

“Dalton said he tried to play with [the child] but he never wanted to play with him because he seemed like a standoff child,” Maggard said in his testimony.

Selby also presented phone records between a few of the four.  All four were present during the hearing, but a few of the defense attorneys said some of the evidence did not pertain to each individuals case.

Detectives had also testified that medical personnel told them the child’s injuries were consistent with physical abuse.  One detective said the boy was quite skinny when they saw him.

One investigator who gave testimony said Barton told detectives in an interview that she did not know how her son had hurt himself.  They said Barton said she believed her son was causing self harm.  Detectives said she told them she thought her son need more psychiatric help than medical attention.

Investigators initially received a 911 call on November 6 about the child being unresponsive in a Billings home.  Emergency crews transported the him to a Springfield hospital, then airlifted him to a Kansas City hospital.

WA Women Charged In Unrelated Child Abuse Cases

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Kitsap County Courthouse

Women charged with felony child abuse
in separate cases

PORT ORCHARD, WA  –  In unrelated incidents, two women were charged Tuesday in Kitsap Superior Court with felony child abuse.

One was charged for leaving a 1-year-old girl in a hot car while attempting to shoplift at the Silverdale Target and another for beating her 6-year-old son with a belt after he got into a fight at school.

Sheriff’s deputies were called Sept. 4 by employees of a private school in East Bremerton reporting that a student had asked to stand instead of sit, as it hurt him to sit because of “significant welts and marks” on his backside after his mother disciplined him, according to court documents.

Deputies spoke with his mother, 30, who said the boy had been assaulting other children and she wanted to stop this behavior.  She gave deputies a synthetic leather belt with metal features.

The woman pleaded not guilty to a count of third-degree assault of a child.

The boy and a sibling were placed in protective custody.

Deputies were called Sunday to the Silverdale Target after security guards there said a woman, 24, they knew to repeatedly shoplift from other Target stores had selected some bottles of alcohol.  She was then joined by a man, 56, who is believed to have gone into the store to warn her security was present, according to court documents.

The woman left behind the items but when the two went back to the car, deputies met them and attempted to serve them with a notice that they had been banned from returning to any Target.

While at the car, deputies noticed 1-year-old girl in the back seat who appeared to be sweating.  A deputy wrote in documents that it was 75 degrees out and the temperature inside the car was likely much higher.  Medics were called and said the girl was lethargic and needed to be taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

Deputies were told by a security guard that, according to surveillance camera footage taken inside the store, the two adults left the baby in the car unattended for about 23 minutes.  The girl was turned over to Child Protective Services after she was released from the hospital.

Both the man and woman were arrested and booked into the Kitsap County Jail. They pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal mistreatment and reckless endangerment.

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.

Tell Congress To Defund PBS

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Tell Congress to Defund PBS

Tell Congress to Stop Using Our Tax Dollars
to Fund PBS

WE THE PEOPLE Demand and Deserve Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination

One Million Moms is asking you to encourage your member of Congress to support Rep. Doug Lamborn’s bill to defund public broadcasting.

Congressman Lamborn (R-CO) has introduced legislation that would stop federal tax dollars from going to Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).  According to congressional appropriation records, the federally subsidized Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) receives over $400 million per year, and it sends about $60 million to PBS to promote an ideology of sexual deviancy and to attack religious liberty.  This must stop!

PBS has been airing a TV and an online series called Prideland to promote and normalize unbiblical sexuality.  By distributing and promoting Prideland, PBS is furthering attacks on Christianity and is making a mockery of the Bible and God’s design for human sexuality.

In the most recent PBS episode, Championing LGBTQ+ Healthcare in Mississippi, healthcare workers’ religious liberty and freedom of conscience are attacked.

Healthcare personnel in many states have religious liberty rights and freedom of conscience rights to protect them from the sexual deviancy agenda.  PBS is airing LGBTQ+ propaganda to undermine state laws designed to protect healthcare workers’ rights.

In particular, PBS has made it clear that it’s fighting against state laws like Mississippi’s H.B. 1523, which states:

The state government shall not take any discriminatory action against a person wholly or partially on the basis that the person declines to participate in the provision of treatments, counseling, or surgeries related to sex reassignment or gender identity transitioning or declines to participate in the provision of psychological, counseling, or fertility services based upon a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction. …

This law prevents the government from forcing healthcare workers and counselors to provide services that would violate their “sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.”  If providing gender identity transition care violates a healthcare worker’s religious belief or conviction, then the state government cannot force the worker to provide that service.

It is clear that PBS is using taxpayer funding to lobby the court of public opinion to subvert state laws that protect religious liberty and rights of conscience for healthcare personnel.

This is not just a Mississippi issue as the PBS Prideland series makes it clear that its sexual deviancy agenda is nationwide.

1MM needs you to take action now.  Urge your member of Congress to support Rep. Lamborn’s bill to defund public broadcasting.

TAKE ACTION

Click here to send your member of Congress an email nowStrongly urge your representative to sign on as a co-sponsor of Rep. Lamborn’s bill that will stop taxpayer funds from going to PBS by defunding Corporation for Public Broadcasting.