Dupont Heir Gets Away With Rape of HIs 3 Year-Old Daughter: Sign Petition

Dupont Chemical Company not only rapes our land, but one of the heirs to the family fortune has gotten away with raping his 3 YEAR-OLD daughter. The judge says he will receive probation because his would not “fare well” in prison.

Please sign to petition The United States House of Representatives on this case.

Petitions.moveon.org/sign

Article on case:

Robert Richards IV, an heir to the du Pont family fortune, served no jail time even though he plead guilty to the fourth-degree rape of his 3-year-old daughter in 2008, according to court documents.

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The details of that rape case,which received little media attention at the time, were revealed in the aftermath of a lawsuit filed on March 18th on behalf of Richards’ two children by his ex-wife, Tracy Richards.

The former Mrs. Richards is now accusing Robert Richards of also sexually abusing their son. The lawsuit is “seeking compensatory and punitive damages for assault, negligence, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress on his two children.” The suit and subsequent developments were first reported by senior reporter Cris Barrish of Delaware’s The News Journal.

Lawyers for Robert Richards IV have 45 days from the time of the March 18 filing to respond in court to the lawsuit. They could not be reached for comment and appear not to have made any public comments on the case thus far.

According to a February 2009 sentencing order in the criminal rape case, Delaware Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden concluded that Robert Richards IV “will not fare well” in prison. Jurden originally sentenced Richards to eight years in prison, then suspended that punishment in favor of Level II probation and ordered the heir — who is supported by a family trust — to pay $4,395 to the Delaware Violent Crimes Compensation Board.

In 2010 Delaware police investigated allegations that Richards had abused his 19-month old son but found no evidence to support those claims. The News Journal reports that investigators are giving the case another look because the new lawsuit alleges that Richards admitted during a lie detector test associated with his probation to abusing his son.

The du Pont family, whose own Samuel Francis Du Pont, a civil war veteran, was once memorialized with a statue in D.C.’s DuPont circle (replaced with a marble fountain in 1920), is no stranger to the courtroom. John E. du Pont was convicted of the 1996 murder of his good friend, the Olympic wrestler David Schulz, and died at age 72 in 2010 in a Pennsylvania prison.

In 2000, the husband of du Pont heiress, Lisa Dean Moseley, was convicted of murder in the contract killing of a former prostitute who’d been in a relationship with his wife’s son Dean MacGuigan, also a du Pont descendant. Christopher Moseley died in prison in 2004.”

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Lecture On Personal Transformation: Science of The Resurrection

In Honor of Easter, you are invited to attend a lecture presented by my Hypno-analyst, Dr. De Saint Simone– Author, Lecturer, Sat Yoga Teacher, and Theological Investigator –winner of the prestigious Silver Medal of Alcala for “intellectual work helpful to humanity” from the University of Alcala in Madrid.

Dr. De Saint-Simone, at one of her lectures in Spain

Dr. De Saint-Simone, at one of her lectures in Spain

The lecture is on The Glory of THE RESURRECTION Of Jesus the Christ
Seen for the first time Through the Eyes and Passion of a Woman, MARY MAGDALENE

The lecture is NOT about religion, and men will be interested as well, because she will also be speaking about the science/physics of The Resurrection. She will also speak about why scientists are unable to explain The Holy Shroud of Turin.

The Holy Shroud of Turin

The Holy Shroud of Turin

There will be a question and answer period after the lecture. I wish I could be there, but I can’t travel right now.

When: Saturday, April 19th
2:00 PM

Where: The Community Room
South Pasadena Public Library
1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Ysatis is the niece of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Author of the famous book, The Little Prince). Antoine’ de Saint-Exupery’s wife encouraged Dr. De Saint-Simone to write one of her first books, The Return of the Little Prince.

This lecture is for those open to understanding the true meaning of personal transformation.

It is in the quiet moments in Nature that one often finds peace with God, and an idea of The Power of God's Love for us.

It is in the quiet moments in Nature that one often finds peace with God, and a tiny understanding of The Power of God’s Love

 

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The Pope’s Request For Forgiveness is Out of His Jurisdiction

NO ONE can forgive -or holds the right to forgive- the priests who sexually abused children, other than the victims themselves.

Child sexual abuse is one of the only crimes where the general population, friends, or family is asked to forgive an institution, community leader, teacher, or member of a family for the crimes committed against someone other than themselves –crimes against children, who are considered ‘less than’ merely because they are children.

The Pope’s request is just one more way that society, and those who want to protect abusers, and those who don’t want to hear about abuse anymore, are catered to….while the victims are essentially being told, “see, it’s not that big a deal. Forgive and forget, we have.”

Forgiveness is between the soul of the VICTIM and their abuser, not between Catholics and the church, or the general population and the church.

Most importantly, forgiveness needs to come from the victim, in a pure, clean way. People cannot just choose to forgive like they are choosing an outfit, and it certainly cannot be forced.

Superficial forgiveness can cause cancer and other discontent in the human body.

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Ordinary Evil Facebook Page?

I need the help of my readers. I value my time tremendously, so I don’t want to start anything that might not go anywhere.

I have been throwing around the idea of a Facebook Page where people can comment and leave links, photos, or just read my daily updates, and to share the page with their friends.

The Facebook Page would be a way to expand my message to more people, and for people to discuss, comment, or just vent.

Please help me by answering my poll. If you have any ideas for the Facebook Page, please comment with them. Thanks so much :)

 

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Brave Young Man Makes Documentary About Uncle’s Sexual Assault of Him

I always want to encourage and support men and boys who are willing to expose their sexual abuse by a male perpetrator.

Statistics suggest one in six boys are sexually abused, but I feel the numbers are much higher.

Please take a look at the story of the young man. He was sexually abused (probably including rape) by his uncles. He is making a documentary, and it looks like he may be creating a very good project.

His video and documentary information:

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Statistics Confirm the High Rate of Incest and Child Sexual Abuse

Re-posted for Child Abuse Awareness Month…

It is estimated that one million violent crimes involving child victims are reported to the police annually and Child Protection Services substantiates an additional 1.1 million cases of child abuse per year. Yet over ninety percent of crimes perpetrated against children go unreported.

Children of all social classes are more frequently victims of crime than adults. This is true in both rural and urban areas.

The United States Dept of Justice says one in twenty men have molested a child. 1

Seven out of ten sexual assault victims are under eighteen years old. This means that mostly children and teens are being raped and assaulted. 2

Ninety percent of child sexual abuse is committed by someone known, loved, and trusted by the victim. 3

Ninety-five percent of teenage prostitutes have been sexually abused. 4

Sixty percent of all convicted sex offenders are on parole or probation. 5

The Los Angeles County Interagency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect says that a parent, or other parental caretaker, kills their child almost once a week in L.A. County alone. The children are usually three to six years-old and suffer “repeated abuse at the hands of their eventual killers.” 6

Forty to sixty percent of men who abuse women, abuse children as well. 7

Fewer than five percent of children ever tell anyone that an adult is sexually assaulting them. 8

In California alone, 250 to 300 sex offenders are released from prison each month. There were over 94,000 registered sex offenders living in the state of California in 2002. Two thirds of them were convicted of sexually molesting a child. 9

Fathers accused of incest win custody in eighty-four percent of cases nationally. (I wish someone with proper credentials would research how often women accused of child abuse and incest win custody. Women molest and physically assault children too).

Ninety-one percent of fathers accused of incest by their children obtain full or partial unsupervised custody in California. 10

Eight percent of all custody cases involve sexual abuse allegations. Of those, two percent are false.

Fifty-four percent of mothers who attempt to protect their children from incest receive only visitation or no contact at all. 11


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Photographs of incest are uncommon. Medical records are more likely non-existent because most abusers do not take the child they are raping and molesting to a doctor to treat the abuse, neither do the women who know incest is taking place in the home, but who choose to protect the abuser.

According to former FBI Agent Ken Lanning, children often don’t have any visible signs of abuse. When a child has been sexually assaulted, doctors often cannot find any identifying physical marks or injuries. Even if the child was physically wounded, they can heal rapidly. 12

In a study on 704 children suspected to have been sexually abused, and who were seen at a hospital from January 1992 to April 2000, it was found that seventy-four percent of the genital and anal exams were normal in seventy-nine percent of the children. Girls made up seventy-five percent of the alleged victims and ninety-two percent of the suspected perpetrators were male. 13

In a study spanning five years, 2,384 children who had been assessed for possible sexual abuse, had a normal medical exam in 96.3% of the cases. The children had been referred for evaluation because they told someone they were being sexually abused, displayed behavior indicative of abuse, had been in an abusive environment, or because of a physical condition that pointed to abuse. Of the children who reported that abuse had taken place, 95.6% of the exams were normal. Out of those who had been referred for behavioral issues, 99.8% had normal exams, and ninety-two percent had benign exams if they were referred for a medical reason. The vast majority of the children in the study reported being penetrated rectally or vaginally.

The small remaining percentage had sexually transmitted diseases, or obvious damage had been done to their genitals. Others had varying medical conditions that strongly signified sexual abuse. The researchers concluded that abnormal medical exams in children, who are suspected of having been sexually abused, only occurs about four percent of the time. 14 The results of this study show that signs of sexual abuse in a child are hard to detect when physical evidence is depended upon as the primary indicator.

Experts feel there are close to sixty million survivors of child sexual abuse in the United States alone. 15 Evidence shows this number is grossly underestimated.

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1.  U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office for Victims of Crime, Washington, D.C., June 1999
2. Close to Home, Mark McGwire Foundation for Children and Big Year Productions, Vanessa Roth and Alexandra Dixon Producers, Discovery Health Channel, 2002
3. U.S. Dept of Justice, Close to Home, Mark McGwire Foundation for Children and Big Year Productions, Vanessa Roth and Alexandra Dixon Producers, Discovery Health Channel, 2002
4. CCPCA, 1992
5. United States Dept. of Justice, Close to Home, Mark McGwire Foundation for Children and Big Year Productions, Vanessa Roth and Alexandra Dixon Producers, Discovery Health Channel, 2002
6. Rise in Deaths of Children by Parents, Los Angeles Times, 4/28/00
7. American Psychological Association, Violence and the Family: Report of the American
8. Treat the Abuser, Reduce the Risk?, Linda Marsa, Los Angeles Times, May 13 2002 S-1]
9. Treat the Abuser, Reduce the Risk?, Linda Marsa, Los Angeles Times, May 13 2002 S-1
10. Center for Policy Research and National Center for Protective Parents
11. California Protective Parents Association
12. Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis for Law-Enforcement Officers Investigating the Sexual Exploitation of Children by Acquaintance Molesters, Fourth Edition September 2001, Kenneth V. Lanning, Former Supervisory Special Agent Federal Bureau of Investigation, Copyright 2001 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, page 118
13. Sexual abuse: Experience in a child sexual abuse unit, Comas Masmitja L, Petitbo Rafat M, Ibanez Fanes M, Bassets Marill J, Ruiz Espana A, Pou Fernandez J An Esp Pediatr 2001 Mar; 54(3):243-250
14. Children referred for possible sexual abuse: Medical findings in 2384 children. Heger A, Ticson L, Velasquez O, Bernier R Child Abuse Negl 2002 Jun; 26(6-7):645-59
15. Close to Home, Mark McGwire Foundation for Children and Big Year Productions, Vanessa Roth and Alexandra Dixon Producers, Discovery Health Channel, 2002

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Child Sexual Abuse: Would You Have Told?

April is child abuse awareness month.

This morning I stumbled upon this article about Erin Merryn, and “Erin’s Law.”

Erin was raped at age seven, and sexually abused as a child by her best friend’s uncle at a childhood sleepover, and then again, by her older cousin, who locked her in a bedroom at holiday family gathering and raped her.

Side bar: People often say, “How could that child be telling the truth when there were many other people in the house when these alleged sexual acts took place.” I was raped when others were present in my home.

I love Erin because she dared to say publicly, that she hopes to make sexual abuse as talked about as breast cancer.

That comment might offend some people, but to me, it is a symbol of deep inner strength and wisdom. It is an intelligent statement. Why? Because if as much money were given to the prevention of child sexual abuse, and if there were as many marathons, pink ribbons, specialized license plates, commercials, and research dedicated to child sexual abuse as there is breast cancer, then maybe child sexual abuse would be a household term and maybe awareness would rise about the grave affects of child sexual abuse.

Glamour Magazine Names Advocate Against Child Sexual Abuse, Woman of the Year

Glamour Magazine Names Advocate Against Child Sexual Abuse, Woman of the Year

About 40,000 women die of breast cancer a year in the United States. I would say that more people die from the side-effects of child sexual abuse, and from suicide because of child sexual abuse, than from breast cancer.

I would also dare to say that many cases of breast cancer (in men and women) are probably attributed to unhealed emotional pain from child sexual abuse.

…Getting back to the article and Erin’s Law; Erin feels that she would have told someone what was happening to her, if her childhood school had a program like the kind Erin’s Law strives for -which is a program to teach children and school officials about child sexual abuse.

Erin’s comment made me think. Would I have told someone at my Catholic School?

Not only was I under penalty of death to never disclose what was happening, but what about children whose abusers work, or volunteer, for the school system? Or are prominent members of the community? Would those children feel safe enough to tell?

However, comes the question of whether or not I would have told anyone.

I was receiving special attention and “love” (in the form of sexual abuse) from my father. I was not always so unhappy about what my father was doing to me.

I was a confused child, seeking love from the only person who gave it to me, my rapist.

I do have two memories of trying call someone outside the family home, and being severely punished for it. Both of those memories involve me making a call because the abuse had stopped, not to stop the abuse. (I do have one memory of trying to get to a telephone at age three, but could not understand how to use the phone. I was punished with physical abuse for that. But the memory is unclear why I was trying to call. All of these memories are yet unclear because trauma and violence accompanied them.

Many victims will protect and defend their abusers and rapists.

Child abusers have the ability to get their victim to do almost anything for them, including keeping their secrets, even if someone outside the situation has asked the child if they are being abused.

The relationship between the sexual predator and his prey is extremely complicated. Through a form of brain washing, the abuser can twist the victim’s mind by grooming the child into believing that the abuser is the child’s only path to self-worth, and to love.

Child abusers are deceptive, manipulative, and self-oriented.

I thought my father was my “boyfriend” as a child. Who knows, maybe I would not have told anyone in the school if a teacher or nun had approached me, or had a prevention training class.

Would you have told?

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New State Laws Require More Sex-Abuse Training in Schools

By Evie Blad

“An Illinois woman has turned the lessons she learned in her recovery from her own childhood sexual abuse into a nationwide push to pass state laws that require student lessons and teacher training about the issue in public schools.

Starting in her home state in 2011, Erin Merryn has successfully pushed for passage of a so-called “Erin’s Law” in 10 states, and she expects that number to grow as 26 have considered or are considering similar bills in their 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions.

The bills, which vary state by state, generally require age-appropriate instruction for children as young as prekindergarten on preventing, recognizing, and reporting sexual abuse. They also either allow teachers to count training on sexual abuse toward continuing education requirements or mandate such training for all public school personnel.

Schools are a natural place for young children to learn what sorts of behaviors by adults are appropriate, Ms. Merryn said. And teachers, who often form trusting relationships with students, will be better equipped to intervene in abuse situations if they recognize common warning signs masked as behavior issues, she said.

“We have to teach kids the difference between a safe touch and an unsafe touch, a safe secret and an unsafe secret,” Ms. Merryn said. “Without it, kids get one message, and it’s from their perpetrator who is victimizing them.”

Experts say sexual abuse-prevention programs in public schools have fallen by the wayside in recent years in favor of new efforts targeted at issues like bullying. And the sexual abuse-related programming that remains is often taught to high school students and not in earlier grades.

Ms. Merryn, 29, suffered two periods of sexual abuse as a child growing up in a Chicago suburb. After she was raped at 7, she shoved her hand through a window and became disruptive at school, she said.

School leaders matched her with a social worker, Ms. Merryn said, and created an individual education plan to address her behavior. “But they weren’t asking the important question: ‘Erin, why did you do this?’ ” she recalled. “I am confident I would have told.”

Statistics and Symptoms

Various analyses of federal data estimate that around one in five girls and 1 in 20 boys are sexually abused as children. Rates are difficult to pinpoint because many incidents go unreported and not every report is confirmed, researchers say.

Data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that 16.6 percent of the more than 2 million child-abuse and -maltreatment reports in 2012—the most recent year with data available—were made by education personnel.

But while teachers are required under state and federal laws to report suspicions of sexual abuse, many fail to do so, said David Finkelhor, the director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

“It’s easy in a school environment, unlike, say, a medical environment, for a teacher or somebody who recognizes something to think it’s really somebody else’s responsibility to do something,” he said. “There’s kind of a diffusion of responsibility that can happen.”

In addition, teachers get inconsistent, often minimal training in how to make reports, and sometimes fail to recognize the signs of child sexual abuse, Mr. Finkelhor said.

Children who have been sexually victimized often demonstrate sudden changes in behavior at school, such as social withdrawal, aggression, or constant crying, said Brigid A. Normand, a program-development manager for the Seattle-based Committee for Children, a nonprofit organization that develops programs to address children’s mental and emotional issues.

“Behaviors teachers see in children are always saying something,” said Ms. Normand, who is working on professional-development materials to help teachers recognize signs of abuse and mistreatment in students. “We need to teach [educators] to reframe behaviors they’re seeing to ask themselves, ‘I wonder what’s going on with this child?’ “

Behaviors like those Ms. Merryn demonstrated after her own abuse are common, child advocates say. Some victims also masturbate compulsively, wear extra layers of clothing out of an instinct for self-protection, or draw pictures that are unusually sexual for their age, Ms. Normand said.

Illinois became the first state to pass an Erin’s Law measure in 2011.

The Committee for Children’s new materials will help teachers learn how to have open, nonleading conversations with students if they suspect a problem, and how to “pool knowledge” with other adults in a school if they see red flags that may trigger a report, Ms. Normand said.

Ms. Merryn, who spoke up about her own situation only after she learned her sister was also being abused, said classroom lessons on the subject give children open doors to report abuse if it is occurring.

“We need to give kids a voice and the tools to tell,” she said.

An analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures that was last updated in 2013 showed laws in Vermont, California, and Texas that predate Erin’s Laws efforts. And many districts implement programs on their own.

There was a national push for sexual abuse-prevention programs in schools in the 1980s, Mr. Finkelhor said. But the programs were largely adopted at the school and district level, and school leaders abandoned them as budgets grew strained and prevention programs for issues like bullying, dating violence, and gang activity were added.

Prevention Efforts

A study that Mr. Finkelhor co-authored with other researchers from his university and the University of the South, which was published in March in the International Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect, found that few young children are taught about sexual assault and abuse in schools. Of 3,391 respondents to a national phone survey of children ages 5–17, 21 percent reported having participated in a prevention program related to sexual assault, and 17 percent said they’d participated in such a program in the past year. Of respondents ages 5-9, 9 percent had participated in a sexual assault-prevention program, and 7 percent had done so in the past year.

In comparison, 65 percent of respondents reported having participated in bullying-prevention efforts.

A task force assembled in Illinois to design its version of Erin’s Law found that the state mandated sexual-abuse discussions only in its secondary schools. That’s too late for many students, experts said, because sexual-abuse rates peak at earlier ages.

While some states that have adopted Erin’s Law allow parents to opt out of the lessons for their children, most concerned parents change their minds when they study the materials and see that they are not graphic or overtly sexual, said Jennifer Wooden Mitchell, a co-president of Child Lures Prevention/Teen Lures Prevention, in Shelburne, Vermont.

Utah’s New Law

Utah’s legislature—the most recent to act—passed an Erin’s Law bill on March 12. It will go into effect in the 2016-17 school year if it is signed into law by Gov. Gary R. Herbert, a Republican. A spokesman for the governor said his office is reviewing the bill to determine if he will sign it.

The Utah bill requires schools to use instructional materials approved by the state board of education to provide prevention training to school personnel and parents. It makes student lessons optional and subject to parental approval. Utah state Rep. Angela Romero, a Democrat and a sponsor of the bill, said she proposed it after reading about Ms. Merryn in People magazine.

Ms. Merryn said the biggest objections to the bills are from state lawmakers who don’t want to impose additional mandates on schools and those who fear the programs will create a cost burden for districts.

Illinois’ task force acknowledged the burden of adding a mandate without new funding in its report. Materials and training, offered by a variety of third-party groups, carry varying costs. But Ms. Merryn said much of the programming can be financed by grants and led by current employees, such as nurses and social workers.

“You can’t put a dollar amount on a child’s life,” she said.”

 

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