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Washington DC Area: Child Porn and Abuse Capital of the US

The prevalence of child abuse and using children in porn videos in the United States is of epidemic proportions.   This abuse is coming from people who are close to the children, not strangers.  Fathers, doctors, teachers, school aides, police, etc. all have been involved of instances of abuse and child porn production — not only violating basic decency, but also a child’s trust in those who they should be able to trust.  Almost every day, there is another case of such abuse revealed.  Two cases came to light in just the past few days.

In the first case, a school side, a 22-year-old man, was arrested after he allegedly filmed children performing sex acts on each other at a Maryland elementary school, police say.   Deonte Carraway allegedly “videotaped sexual acts between minors during the school day” at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden, where he was a volunteer teacher’s assistant, the Prince George’s County Police Department said in a news release.  A relative of one of the victims found a nude photo on the child’s cell phone that was sent to Carraway through a social messaging app, according to the news release.  Investigators have identified at least ten victims ranging in age from 9 to 13, according to the news release. Carraway is believed to have “targeted the victims,” the document adds.

Police say they have uncovered 40 videos showing the young children performing sexual acts on each other or alone at the direction of Carraway. He is also believed to have sexually abused some of the children, according to the news release.  The alleged videos were filmed at the school, a municipal center, aquatic center, and in private homes, police say.   Carraway allegedly admitted to his involvement in manufacturing and producing the child pornography, according to the news release. He was charged with ten counts of child pornography, sexual abuse of a minor, and a second-degree sexual offense.

In the second case,  social workers were sent to a home to investigate the man, a licensed foster parent who was later found to be involved with one of the worst child pornography rings. He lived in a two-bedroom house with two adopted sons, a preteen boy for whom he was seeking guardianship, and a neighborhood teenager who had moved in after an argument with his parents.  When questioned, the children denied the abuse. But the tipster, it seemed, had been at least half right. Searching the man’s computer, social workers found two photos of children, unrelated to the parent, posing in their underwear. The pictures had been taken by one of the foster parent’s friends, one of the boys said. Sometimes they spent time with that friend, the boy said.   To these social workers, these underwear pictures were concerning, but they were not concerning enough. Social workers classified the investigation as “inconclusive,” then closed their inquiry, according to Riverside County court documents.  The boys were left in the man’s home. His foster license was left intact.  

Today, that same parent, John David Yoder, sits behind bars, a suspect in what officials have called one of the worst child pornography rings in Southern California in recent years. Yoder and three other suspects have been accused of victimizing as many as 15 children in Desert Hot Springs, including some of the boys that lived with him. Yoder was arrested in February as result of a separate investigation by law enforcement in Nevada. The charges he now faces are nearly identical to the allegations that were reported to the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services shortly before Christmas.  If social workers had acted differently in December, the boys in Yoder’s home could have been rescued six weeks earlier.

Like in Ariana-Leilani’s case, government officials are notorious for ignoring signs of abuse and neglect.

Please sign the petition to Save Washington DC Resident Ariana-Leilani.

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The Pope’s Visits with President Obama Highlights the Pope’s Blessing of Ariana-Leilani

Pope Francis blesses Ariana-Leilani at the Vatican

Pope Francis blesses Ariana-Leilani at the Vatican

As a followup to Pope Francis’s blessing of Ariana-Leilani, in his meeting with Dr. Ariel Rosita King at the Vatican, urging Ariana-Leilani’s safe liberation from abuse, neglect and potentially fatal illness, the Pope has arrived in Washington DC to deliver his message to uplift those who are persecuted and the poor.

We hope that President Obama listens to his messages, and finally takes actions to protect Ariana-Leilani who lives several blocks from the White House in Washington, DC.

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Chicken That Can Kill

The Trouble with ChickenTo the average person, Salmonella may make the consumer sick, but to a persons with Neutropenia (low immunity) it can be fatal.   As explained in this Frontline expose, Salmonella is present in almost all chicken, and the types now being found in some chicken are resistant to many antibiotics.

Ariana-Leilani’s condition is a ticking time bomb…it is just a matter of time and the District of Columbia government refuses to take action to save her life.

Learn more: Chicken that Can Kill

Marion Barry: A Supporter of Ariana-Leilani

Marion Barry, DC’s “Mayor for Life” is honored today by Washington DC.  Unlike most politicians in Washington DC(who are more concerned with protecting abusers in seats of power) , Marion Barry supported the efforts to get Ariana-Leilani.   May he rest in peace.

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Pope Francis Blesses Ariana-Leilani

Pope Francis blesses Ariana-Leilani at the Vatican

Pope Francis blesses Ariana-Leilani at the Vatican

On a historical occasion, Pope Francis blessed Ariana-Leilani, in his meeting with Dr. Ariel Rosita King urging Ariana-Leilani’s safe liberation from abuse, neglect and potentially fatal illness.   Before an audience of thousands at the Vatican, he placed his hand upon her picture and gave his blessings after hearing her tragic story.   Please sign the petition to Save Ariana-Leilani and make Pope Francis’ blessings and wishes a reality.

 

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Informative Presentations and Photos from the 2014 National Neutropenia Network Family Conference

The 2014 Neutropenia Family Conference was the most informative and well attended.

Copies of the informative presentations from the 2014 Conference on neutropenia are now available, including those by Dr. David Dale, Dr. Boxer, Dr. Bonilla, and Dr. james Connelly:

 

Read More: National Neutropenia Network Family Conference 2014

 

 

President Obama Signs Law Requiring DOJ to Investigate Lax State Child Abuse Laws and Lax Enforcement

President Obama signed into law last month a law the requires the Department of Justice to investigate state child abuse laws to make sure abusers are appropriately punished. North Carolina was among the states that had incredibly lenient child abuse laws and criminal penalties.     Unfortunately, in many states, such as Washington DC and its Child and Family Services Division, child abuse by parents gets overlooked as “custody disputes,” and the courts are lax at questioning that view because they tend to defer to the Washington DC Child and Family Services Division for its questionable “expertise.”

The law was called the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act.  It was introduced by Republican Congressman Robert Pittenger in honor of  Kilah, young North Carolina girl, who was severely beaten by her stepfather in Union County North Carolina back in 2012.

Kilah Davenport died from those injuries earlier this year.   Her death was caused by complications from the May 2012 assault that fractured her skull and left her permanently brain-damaged, a family friend said.

Here is a summary of the bill that is now law:

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


5/20/2014–Public Law.
Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013 – Directs the Attorney General to report every three years to the congressional judiciary committees on the penalties for violations of laws prohibiting child abuse in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and each U.S. territory, including whether the laws of that jurisdiction provide for enhanced penalties when the victim has suffered serious bodily injury or permanent or protracted loss or impairment of any mental or emotional function.
Amends the federal criminal code to apply certain increased criminal penalties against any person who commits domestic assault and who has a final conviction on at least two separate prior occasions under state, federal, or tribal court proceedings (a habitual offender) for offenses that would be, if subject to federal jurisdiction, assault, sexual abuse, or a serious violent felony against a spouse or intimate partner (as under current law) or against a child of, or in the care of, the person committing the domestic assault.

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Learn About the Kilah Davenport Foundation.

Learn about the Kilah Davenport Protection Act

 

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Today is Ariana-Leilani’s 11th Birthday, Happy Birthday

Happy 11th Birthday, Ariana-Leilani

To celebrate her 11th birthday, sign the petition to save her life — get the District of Columbia to act:

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Police Searching for Child Trafficking Person Of Interest in Washington DC

The D.C. police released a new video in search for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd.   Anyone who can identify this individual or knows his whereabouts should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411. (Photo by Metropolitan Police Department).  The surveillance video shows a man in dark clothing exiting a down escalator. Police said the man may have information that could help with the investigation and they would like talk to him. They would not say where the video was taken or why.  However, it looks like a Washington DC Metro station escalator, possibly the Union Station down escalator.

Only by putting a halt to child trafficking in Washington DC can we save children like Relisha Rudd and Ariana-Leilani.   DC politicians refuse to take action or even acknowledge its existence.  Haven’t they seen enough evidence yet?  How many more children must suffer.

Cash In Aftermath of Relisha’s Disappearance Strongly Suggest Child Trafficking

1396564944002-1661075-827738170574349-739273083-nIn the days after Relisha Rudd was last seen alive, Shamika Young and her boyfriend, Antonio Wheeler, posted pictures to Facebook featuring wads of money, Bruce Leshan reports. The photos included Young and Wheeler holding big rolls of $50 bills, and photos of Air Jordan sneakers bought for Relisha’s three brothers.

All this while the family was living in the homeless shelter.

Washington DC’s WUSA9 reports that Amtrak Police are reviewing surveillance video from March 1 forward at Union Station in an attempt to determine if someone put Relisha on a train to a destination still unknown.

If such trafficking by a child’s parents can occur right in a city owned and operated homeless shelter, why should anyone be surprised by it happening in less supervised places like Ward 3 of Washington DC?

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