I know the younger sister of this boy killed him but to me, after reading a bit more on this story- the parents caused ALL of this. Let’s start with how, according to the sister’s police statements, she endured years of sexual abuse from an uncle. Then this same girl is neglected by her parents, locked in a room for like 20 days at a time, with a bucket to pee in and a blanket. Add to this, the fact that the girl had suffered a beating from her older brother and he again locked her in her room. Where were the parents? Out of town and left these kids ALONE at the home, along with a toddler and a gun. A gun that once she escaped ( with the help of her 11 year-old sister) -the 15-year-old would use to end her 16-year-old brother’s life. Knowing all the problems this girl had, why would the parents leave them all alone? A tragedy was bound to happen. Because of this, I feel the parents needed to be charged- and they rightfully were:
Arrest: Hiawatha Robinson,has been arrested on murder and sodomy charges in the death of his eight-year-old daughter Hiawayi Robinson. The girl was found dead behind an abandoned building in September. Hiawayi died of “homicidal violence” at the hands of her father, Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said at a news conference on Tuesday.
ELK CITY, Okla. – A mother of four was arrested by authorities after she was accused of sexually abusing her children.
According to a report, Natalie Lynn Webb, 30, of Elk City, Okla. was arrested by police who said she was involved in the “sexual abuse and exploitation” of her own kids.
In an affidavit from police, it found that over the span of about three months, Webb had allegedly abused her children on several occasions. Police said Webb’s 9-year-old son told authorities that his mom had molested his younger brother and two younger twin sisters, and claimed he had at one point walked in on the abuse.
According to the Elk City Daily News, a report of forensic interviews conducted with the 9-year-old boy revealed statements accusing his mother of sexually exploiting her three youngest children by “selling sex” from them to other adults.“when asked who was doing that to (his brother), he said he did not know but Mom was getting paid. He said she was selling sex from (his sisters and brother). (The 9-year-old) said he would run and hide in the dumpster. When the boy was asked who mom would sell the children to he responded: ‘Like her friends.’ CLICK HERE to read the affidavit, which literally brought angry tears to my eyes for the sheer evilness this lady put her poor children through. Needless to say ‘Mom’ was taken in and jailed under a $2 million bond. Why even waste time with a trial? She should just be stoned to death.
A father in Missouri has been accused of posting an online ad looking for someone to help beat and rape his 11-year-old daughter Police were notified about the ad and had an undercover officer make contact with 32-year-old Anthony Brinkman. Believing he was talking with a 27-year-old female with an interest in books, walks on the beach, and pedophilia, Brinkman told her he wanted her to be his girlfriend and to help him sexually assault his daughter.The undercover officer and Brinkman agreed to meet at a Cracker Barrel restaurant and return to Brinkman’s house and rape his daughter with sex toys.Investigators didn’t believe Brinkman would actually show up, however, Brinkman arrived and brought his daughter along.
“It’s just a lot of talk for most of these guys, but this guy actually brought (the girl) to the scene to go ahead with the next step of enacting it,” said St. Louis County Detective Mike Slaughter. “If we hadn’t gotten involved and someone bad had gotten in touch with him, something bad would have happened to that little girl.”
Brinkman was arrested at the Cracker Barrel and is currently facing charges of attempted statutory sodomy, but prosecutors said it’s likely that he’lll also be charged with sex trafficking of a minor. Brinkman is now in jail on a $100,000, cash-only bond.
The girl was taken into police custody until relatives arrived to take her home. Police do not think the girl had been sexually assaulted in the past, but plan on questioning her further.
Investigators say Kevin Carothers, who is a registered sex offender, began fondling his step-daughter in 2009. The sexual assaults turned into rape in October when both Kevin Carothers (35) and Theresa Carothers (36) and Kevin Carothers, have been jailed after they allegedly raped Theresa Carothers’ underage daughter repeatedly over two years.
According to police, Theresa Carothers was arrested Wednesday in Lakewood after she sexually assaulted her own daughter- along with her husband, Keven Carothers, the victim’s step-father. He was taken into custody last week.
Kevin Carothers continued to rape the girl on a regular basis, but only when other family members were not in the house. Kevin and Theresa Carothers lived with Kevin’s parents when the alleged assaults began.
In December of 2009 Theresa Carothers joined in on the sexual assaults and sexually assaulted the victim on her own.Both parents photographed themselves sexually assaulting the girl and then text messaged each other the photographs. The couple also exchanged text messages that discussed what they would do next to her.
The alleged sexual assaults continued until October of 2011. A witness who knows the family corroborated the victim’s statements and told police that Kevin had inappropriately touched her too.
Kevin Carothers was booked into the Denver Detention Center and charged with sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and aggravated incest. His bond has been set at $100,000.
Theresa Carothers was booked into the Jefferson County Jail and will face similar charges. Bond has not yet been set in her case.
April is child abuse awareness month in America, and today at work we had a special presentation about Darkness to Light. Darkness to Light is an organization which helps advocate for child sexual abuse victims and their families.
It’s also a prevention and response program for adults. The women from the organization explained how we as adults can help to prevent the sexual abuse of children in our communities. I learned so much from the presentation, that I wanted to share a few things, mainly about prevention:
There are More than 4 Steps to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse…
Step 1: Learn the Facts and Understand the Risks
Realities, Not Trust, Should Influence Your Decisions Regarding Children
“We live in a beautiful, safe neighborhood. None of these children could be victims of sexual abuse, right?”
IT IS HIGHLY likely that you know a child who has been or is being abused.
Experts estimate that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthdays. This means that in any classroom or neighborhood full of children, there are children who are silently bearing the burden of sexual abuse.
1 in 5 children are sexually solicited while on the Internet.
nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children ages 17 and under.
The median age for reported sexual abuse is 9 years old.
Approximately 20% of the victims of sexual abuse are under age eight.
50% of all victims of forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling are under age twelve.
Most child victims never report the abuse.
Sexually abused children who keep it a secret or who “tell” and are not believed are at greater risk than the general population for psychological, emotional, social, and physical problems, often lasting into adulthood. It is also likely that you know an abuser. The greatest risk to children doesn’t come from strangers but from friends and family.
30-40% of children are abused by family members.
As many as 60% are abused by people the family trusts- abusers frequently try to form a trusting relationship with parents.
Nearly 40% are abused by older or larger children.
People who abuse children look and act just like every one else. In fact, they often go out of their way to appear trustworthy to gain access to children.
Those who sexually abuse children are drawn to settings where they can gain easy access to children, such as sports leagues, faith centers, clubs, and schools.
CONSEQUENCES to children and to our society begin immediately. Child sexual abuse is a direct source of a number of problems facing us.
70-80% of sexual abuse survivors report excessive drug and alcohol use.
One study showed that among male survivors, 50% have suicidal thoughts and more than 20% attempt suicide.
Young girls who are sexually abused are more likely to develop eating disorders as adolescents.
More than 60% of teen first pregnancies are preceded by experiences of molestation, rape or attempted rape. The average age of the offenders is 27 years old.
Approximately 40% of sex offenders report sexual abuse as children.
Both males and females who have been sexually abused are more likely to engage in prostitution.
Approximately 70% of sexual offenders of children have between 1 and 9 victims; 20-25% have 10 to 40 victims.
Serial child molesters may have as many as 400 victims in their lifetimes.
Source: Darkness To Light To see more and learn all the steps for prevention please visit the website.