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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.

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Mayor Bowser and Chief Lanier: Take Some Action to Save Ariana-Leilani and Other Children in DC

Distinguished columnist Colby King writes that action needs to be taken now on the epidemic of child prostitution and trafficking in the District of Columbia:

“Human trafficking is a cruel and inhumane practice found in countries around the world. So it should come as no surprise that President Obama proclaimed this month National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

“The exploitation and coercion of girls and young women into prostitution, however, is not limited to places overseas.

“Right here in the nation’s capital, our most vulnerable residents — children — are subjected to sex slavery. Their stories don’t make the evening news or even warrant blurbs in your morning paper. But human trafficking is, and has been, a shadowy and seamy part of D.C. life….

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U.S. attorney spokesman Bill Miller told me this week, “Since 2009, about 70 defendants have been prosecuted in [federal and D.C. courts] on charges related to human trafficking . . . including abducting or enticing a child into prostitution.”

“The overwhelming majority of those cases” he added, “resulted in convictions.”

“The U.S. attorney’s office has a large task force and an active outreach program on human trafficking, and is urgently scheduling training sessions with D.C. police and schools. Seven churches are joining the Faith Coalition Against Sex Trafficking in our Nation’s Capital to sponsor a meeting Jan. 30.

“They can’t do it alone.

“Let’s help the president and the prosecutors: Human trafficking is in our region, in the nation’s capital, in your ward, on your block.

“Open your eyes. Don’t look abroad. Look down the street.”

Read more:  Colby King on Child Trafficking in DC

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“To think you know by looking at somebody – chances are you’re way off the mark,”

Matthew Coniglio’s had a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives. including  56 8-millimeter cassette tapes they say show him raping and molesting girls.   All were unconscious, apparently drugged, FBI Special Agent William Kirkconnell, who viewed the tapes. Some were so incapacitated they were snoring.  Kirkconnell said authorities planned to bring federal charges but never got the chance.

He was a 46-year-old traveling salesman who worked and lived in cities across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina,   After his arrest this year, Coniglio told a jailhouse nurse that he drank heavily – up to 13 beers and cocktails daily, records show.

One mother who allowed her girl to spend unsupervised time with him. The mother saw a news report about Coniglio and brought her daughter to investigators along with old photos of her.  “She recalls that he would always give her ice cream and give her hot chocolate, and she recalled that … those items at times tasted very bitter to her,” said Kirkconnell, who believes Coniglio drugged the treats to knock her out.

Children like Ariana-Leilani need to be protected…look out for the children.

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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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Relisha Rudd: Another Victim of Child Trafficking in DC

On February 26, 2014, Shamika Young, who is living in a homeless shelter with her family, says that she asked Kahlil Malik Tatum, a janitor at the homeless shelter at the old D.C. General Hospital, to take one of her daughters, 8 year old Relisha Rudd, home with him.

It is the last time she sees her daughter. Later that day, Tatum and Relisha are seen walking toward a room in a Holiday Inn Express on Bladensburg Road NE, side by side holding bags and entering a room.

On March 13, 2014 a counselor at Payne Elementary writes a referral to the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency (the same organization that refused to provide Relisha help since 2007, which is the same year DC CFSA also failed to take corrective action in the case of Ariana-Leilani) noting Relisha’s many absences. She missed more than 30 days, but officials say many were excused by her mother for illness, citing a “Dr. Tatum.”
One of the last times Relisha is seen alive is on a hotel closed circuit camera, entering a hotel room on February 26, 2014.

There are no confirmed sightings after March 1, 2014.

On March 19, 2014, at 10:04 p.m., Tatum checks into Room 132 of the Red Roof Inn in Oxon Hill, Md., and is seen with four people. None of them, police later say, is Relisha. Less than an hour later, three people leave.   That is also the night Tatum kills his wife.  She is found dead in Room 132 the next day

On March 27, 2014, DC Police Chief Kathy Lanier declares: “He may have killed her.”

For a janitor, Tatum was known for a high style of living.  He dressed in stylish Polo shirts, drove an immaculate SUV and took a liking to children, offering many of them gifts, according to relatives.

Analysis: Showering gifts on children is one of the ways abusers and pornographers condition children to cooperate with them.   Tatum’s being flush with cash also suggests that he was sexually exploiting for money.    Relisha’s mother’s suspect cooperation with Tatum in this endeavor suggests that she was probably somehow benefiting from Tatutums’ child exploitation enterprise.  Also, this would not be the first time Chief Lanier made claims about a case before the facts were in involving a child abuse and child porn cases.

If the  Mayor Gray’s DC CFSA had the needed competence, they would have picked up on this child’s situation years before and taken corrective action.   But, like in the case of Ariana-Leilani, DC Mayor Gray, some members of police force, and his CFSA act as if they are not protectors of children, but protectors of child trafficking.    The other mystery here is the apparent delay of DC in getting out an Amber Alert to neighboring jurisdictions — conveniently giving Tatum more opportunity to run and Relisha not being found alive (and thus fulfilling Chief Lanier’s prophesy)
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Government Ignores Complaints Until It is Too Late — Speak Up to Be Heard

Federal safety regulators received more than 260 complaints over the last 11 years about General Motors vehicles that suddenly turned off while being driven, but they declined to investigate the problem, which G.M. now says is linked to 13 deaths and requires the recall of more than 1.6 million cars worldwide.

Thus, should it be any surprise that Ariana-Leilani continues to suffer despite complaints to Mayor Vince Gray’s administration?

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Congressional Briefing on the Failure of Family Courts, Placing Children with Abusive Parents

Dr. Joy Silberg and Others Expose Corrupt Practices of the Family Courts in Abuse Cases

  • 75 percent of all contested custody cases involve abuse of children
  • Court’s fail to recognize the rights of children to live free of abuse
  • Epidemic across the United States
  • Visit http://www.courageouskids.net 
  • It takes on average 5 years to turn around abuse cases
  • Learn about actual cases where abusive parents were given custody and they ultimately killed the child — even when the abusive parent was not the birth parent of the child
  • Turn about occurs most often when a new evaluation is done by a qualified evaluators
  • CPS findings were irrelevant to the outcome
  • The GALs almost exclusively signed with the abusive parent
  • CPS agencies teach their social workers to discount the evidence of abuse when there is a custody dispute
  • Its about the rights of the child, not about the rights of the parents.
  • Abuse is in the news every day; many criminal activities are carried out by children who were abused — we are all affected.
  • Costs 500 billion dollars per year in taxpayer money

Documentary “Small Cries;” The Real Ariana-Leilani Story

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Child Abuse by Parents: Parent Celebrities Like Woody Allen Are Not Immune

In 1993, accusations that Woody Allen had abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, filled the headlines.  Dylan Farrow now opens up with specifics about alleged abuse by her celebrity father, Woody Allen.

She writes: “when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic.”

Ariana-Leilani has told similar stories about her own father, including that he sleeps in her bed over her objections.   Unfortunately, her “symptoms” of abuse go beyond the psychological, but include having a potentially fatal condition to cover it up.

Please don’t let what happened to Dylan, happen to Ariana-Leilani.    Stop her suffering now by signing her petition to urge Washington DC Mayor Gray, President Obama and Chancellor Merkel to cooperate and remove her from danger now.

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Documentary “Small Cries;” The Real Ariana-Leilani Story

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