Children are reported missing into the FBI computer program system at the rate of:

• 825,600 kids per year

• 68,800 kids per month

• 16,100 kids per week

• 2,300 kids per day

• 96 kids per hour

• 3 kids every 2 minutes

"It sounds awful, but parents who kill their children are not as uncommon as most people
would believe.  CBS News Correspondent Cynthia Bowers reports, surprisingly, 1 in 3
children under the age of 5 who are killed in this country, are murdered by their mother.
And one of every 33 homicides in this country is a parent killing a child, Bowers reports."

Infanticide has been practiced on every continent and by people on every level of cultural complexity,
from hunters and gatherers to high civilization, including our own ancestors. Rather than being an exception,
then, it has been the rule.

There is ample historical evidence to document the incredible propensity of parents to murder their children
under an assortment of stressful situations. In nineteenth century England, for example, infanticide was so
rampant throughout the country that a debate over how to correct the problem was carried out in both the
lay and medical press. An editorial in the respected medical journal Lancet noted that "to the shame of
civilization it must be avowed that not a State has yet advanced to the degree of progress under which child-
murder may be said to be a very uncommon crime."

Infanticide has pervaded almost every society of mankind from the Golden Age of Greece to the splendor
of the Persian Empire. While there are many diverse reasons for this wanton destruction, two of the most
statistically important are poverty and population control. Since prehistoric times, the supply of food has
been a constant check on human population growth. One way to control the lethal effects of starvation was
to restrict the number of children allowed to survive to adulthood. Darwin believed that infanticide, "especially
of female infants," was the most important restraint on the proliferation of early man.

Of approximately 6.4 million pregnancies in the United States in 1988, 3.6 million were unintended and
therefore subject to dangerous consequences. 1.6 million of those unwanted pregnancies resulted in
abortion. In Britain, more than 160,000 legal abortions, or terminations of pregnancy, were carried out each
year during this same period of time. The Family Planning Association in Russia says that there are more
than 3 million abortions performed each year, more than double the number of births. In France, there are
almost one million abortions each year, equal to the number of births. This means that over five million
pregnancies were aborted in the Western world alone each year, and if the births of those children would not
have been prevented, it is very likely that many of those infants would have been victims of infanticidal rage.

Morally right or wrong - a case of murder or manifestation of a woman's right to choose - the fact
remains that the frequent use of abortion has eased the necessity for killing an infant after its birth.

            Statistical Analysis - United States

                Statistically, the United States ranks high on the list of
                countries whose inhabitants kill their children. For
                infants under the age of one year, the American
                homicide rate is 11th in the world, while for ages one
                through four it is 1st and for ages five through fourteen
                it is fourth. From 1968 to 1975, infanticide of all ages
                accounted for almost 3.2% of all reported homicides in
                the United States.

                  The 1980's followed similar trends. Whereby overall
                homicide rates were decreasing in the United States,
                the rate at which parents were killing their children was
                increasing.  In 1983, over six hundred children were
                reported killed by their parents, and from 1982-1987,
                approximately 1.1% of all homicides were children under
                the age of one year of age. When the homicide of a
                child was committed by a parent, it was the younger
                age child who was in the greater danger of being killed,
                while if the killer was a non-parent, then the victim was
                generally older.

A Brief History of Infanticide
General Historical Evidence
Laila Williamson

soooooooo strange...

Former Special Agent Ted Gunderson suspected he would be “taken out” eventually. As a whistleblower disclosing crimes of the highest order, Gunderson would attest to suffering endless harassment and attempts on his life, from operatives entering his home to sneak poisonous liquids into the wall heaters[1], to phone tapping, personal computer hacking, and years of surveillance by “groups and individuals” in ground vehicles, helicopters, and on foot.[2] Agents of his undoing were everywhere. Law enforcement were worse than helpless… they were complicit.

“I just don’t understand it”, Gunderson stated in an interview from “an undisclosed southwestern city” while on the run from his would-be assassins. “I thought they (the FBI) would help me. Instead… they’re trying to destroy me.”

The FBI, Gunderson asserted, was assisting in having him silenced for exposing the collusion between a satanic cult and the United States Army in a high profile triple homicide — ritual murder, by Gunderson’s account — involving a mother and her 2 daughters at Fort Bragg United States Army installation in North Carolina.

It all sounded unbelievable, but what separated him from countless other suspected delusive of the paranoid kind was that Gunderson, a private investigator, himself was a 27 year veteran of the Bureau who had headed three regional offices, serving three directors from J. Edgar Hoover to Judge William Webster. He was, in fact, an impressively credentialed G-man whose retirement party in 1979 had drawn an elite crowd of over 600. His book, How to Locate Anyone Anywhere, included endorsement blurbs from Johnny Carson and even President Gerald R. Ford, who took the opportunity to publicly congratulate Gunderson on “his fine career.”


Dr. Phil Testifies On Domestic Violence To Senate

Phil McGraw, host of the talk show "Dr. Phil," made his debut on Capitol Hill Wednesday, testifying at a

Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to review the 1994 Violence Against Women Act .


"Every 15 seconds a woman is abused in this country," McGraw, a psychologist, told lawmakers. "This

means that 228 women will be victimized during the first hour of this hearing."


"More than 10 million children will see their mothers, sisters or aunts beaten or intimidated this year," he said.

This "changes who these children are. It causes them to fear intimacy and blame themselves ... and it erodes

their personality, their mental health, and their mental fitness. They suffer from a host of long-term issues,

including alcoholism, drug addiction, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, to name a few. And those

cost a lot of money to deal with down the road."


McGraw also utilized graphic, poster-sized photos to drive home the possible consequences if VAWA funds are

cut for victim safehouses. One photo showed a woman whose ex-husband set her on fire after she left him;

another woman lost her left eye when her boyfriend found where she was hiding and attacked her. "It's in the

first two or three weeks that separation assault takes place," McGraw said, "and if you don't have a safe,

secure place [to go], then you can't leave [an abusive partner] yet. Going to your mom's or your sister's house

is the first place they'll find you."    Huffington Post  July 2011



The Children’s Defense Fund has just released a new report, "The State of America’s Children® 2011,"
which paints a disturbing portrait of child needs across our country. 

With rampant unemployment, housing foreclosures, homelessness, hunger, and massive looming federal

and state budget cuts, children’s well-being is in great jeopardy. One in five children is poor and children

are our nation’s poorest age group.  Child poverty increased almost 10 percent between 2008 and 2009,

the largest single year increase since data were first collected. 

Fifteen and a half million children are adrift in a sea of poverty, and every 32 seconds another child is

born poor. As our country struggles to climb out of the recession millions of our children are falling further






*1 in every 3 girls will be sexually molested before the age of 18

*1 in every 6 boys will be sexually molested before the age of 18

*Every 10 SECONDS a child is raped or killed in the U.S.

*Today up to 5 children will die from abuse or neglect

*In 13 seconds, another child will be abused in the U.S

*There were 2.9 million child abuse reports made in 1992

*ONLY 28% of the children identified as harmed by abuse are investigated

*Boys are at a greater risk of serious injury and of emotional neglect than are girls

*85% of the 1.2 - 1.5 million runaways are fleeing abuse at home

*80% of perpetrators are biological parents

*60 % of male survivors report at least one of their perpetrators to be female

*Natural mothers are the perpetrators of 93% of physical neglect, 86% of educational neglect,

    78% of emotional neglect, 60% of physical abuse, and 55% of emotional abuse.

*Children in mother-only households are 4 times more likely to be fatally abused

*Female abusers are typically younger than male abusers.

*The median age was 30 years for women and 33 years for men

*Today 6 children will commit suicide

*Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death (ages 15-24)

*Untreated child abuse increases the likelihood of arrest for a violent crime by 38 percent

*60 MILLION survivors are former victims of child sexual abuse in America today

*71 % of child sex offenders are under the age of 35

*38% of women & 20% of men have been sexually abused during adolescence

*It is estimated that 3%-6% of the clergy population has abused a child

*The typical child sex offender molests an average of 117 children--most of whom do

    not report the offense

~ Imagine the outcry if these statistics represented a disease, which was wiping out 5 children

    per day, victimizing millions, and who's by-products where disabilities & expanding violence.

Youth rights are really about human rights, and simple empathy is a giant first step to the benefits

    of increased awareness. The high jump in child abuse statistics shows the importance of youth

    rights by showing cases of frightening lack of knowledge!!~



....Go ahead....






**The safest family for a child is a home in which the biological parents are married.

**Cohabitation, an increasing phenomenon, is a major factor in child abuse.

**The incidence of child abuse decreases significantly as family income increases.

**Child abuse frequently is inter-generational.

**Child abuse is prevalent in "communities of abuse" with family breakdown.

**Child abuse is directly associated with serious violent crime.

**The lowest risk ratio for abuse is one in which the biological parents are married and the family has always been intact.

**Abuse is 6x's higher in the second-safest environment: the blended family in which the divorced mother has remarried.

**Abuse is 14x's higher if the child is living with a biological mother who lives alone.

**Abuse is 20x's higher if the child is living with a biological father who lives alone.

**Abuse is 20x's higher if the child is with biological parents who are not married but are cohabiting.

**Abuse is 33x's higher if the child is living with a mother who is living with a man.

** 1,500 children die from abuse each year.

**There are 140,000 injuries to children from abuse each year.

**There are 1.7 million reports of child abuse each year.

** 1 in 4 women in North America were molested in childhood.

**2 million+ cases of child abuse and neglect are reported each year in the U.S.

**An estimated 150,000 to 200,000 new cases of sexual abuse occur each year.

**There were an estimated 903,000 victims of maltreatment nationwide.

**An estimated 1,100 children died of abuse and neglect, a rate of approximately 1.6

**1 in 7 males will have been sexually molested before the age of 18.

**10 deaths per 100,000 children per year in the general populations.

**Each day in the U.S. more than 3 children die as a result of child abuse in the home.

**Child abuse is reported on average every 10 seconds.

**Approximately 3 MILLION child abuse reports are made each year.

**Only two-thirds of the reported cases were investigated.

**An estimated 903,000 victims were substantiated by child protective services agencies in 1998.

**Convicted rape and sexual assault offenders report that 2/3 of their victims were under18.

**Among rape victims less than 12 yo, 90% of the children knew the offender

**Frequently, the person who sexually molests a child is also a child themselves...




**Abuse and Neglect of American Children Has Increased 134% Since 1980

**Physical Abuse Has Increased 84% Since 1980

**Sexual Abuse Has Increased 350% Since 1980

**Emotional Abuse Has Increased 333% Since 1980

**Child Neglect Abuse Has Increased 320% Since 1980




*Since 1990, 10,000+ American children have died at the hands of their parents or caretakers.

* Four children die every day in this country from child abuse and neglect.

* In 2000, over 3 million children were reported as abused or neglected in the U.S.

*80 percent of violent juvenile and adult prisoners were raised in violent homes.

* One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before the age 18.

* Abused children are 25 times more likely to repeat a grade.

* 75 percent of high school dropouts have a history of abuse in their families.

*45 percent of abused children become adult alcoholics.

* Survivors of abuse are six times more likely to become abusive parents.

* The United States annually spends an estimated $258 million on foster care, incarceration and

 other societal costs because of the abuse and neglect of children. This amounts to $1,460 per

family, per year. Despite these high costs, the federal government invested only $10 in prevention

research for every case reported.



Dreamcatchers for Abused Children



Children are our greatest gifts. We must protect them at all costs. Since 9-Eleven, 4,500

American soldiers have been killed in the Iraq & Afghanistan war. During that same period,

over 17,700 American children have been killed by their caregivers - all documented. We

are not even talking about the ones left blinded, paralyzed or brain damaged, etc. There

are over 5 million children abused in the U.S. each year. We had the bird flu, mad cow

disease, tainted spinach - national news...words of epidemic blasted on front page

newspapers....where is the outrage for the children here? I it is not an epidemic, I don't

 know what is.





Murder tops the causes of death among infants

When an infant dies of an injury, murder is the most common cause, says the first large-scale
study of injury deaths in the first year of life.  "We were very surprised when we first looked at
the numbers to see this (murder) happening so much in infants," says Mary Overpeck, a
researcher at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development...after murder,
which accounted for 23% of the deaths, the leading causes were suffocation, 18%; car
accidents, 15%; fires 9%; drowning, 7%; choking on food, 7%; choking on objects, 6%;
other unintentional injuries, 11%; and injuries of   undetermined intent, 4%.
USA TODAY  5/5/99

A mother was arrested on suspicion of murdering her newborn daughter by putting the baby in a microwave oven.

China Arnold, 26, was jailed Monday on a charge of aggravated murder, more than a year after she brought her dead month-

old baby to a hospital.


"We have reason to believe, and we have some forensic evidence that is consistent with our belief, that a microwave oven

was used in this death," said Ken Betz, director of the Montgomery County coroner's office.


He said the evidence included high-heat internal injuries and the absence of external burn marks on the baby, Paris Talley.

Arnold was arrested soon after the baby's death in August 2005, then was released while authorities investigated further.

Betz said the case was difficult because "there is not a lot of scientific research and data on the effect of microwaves on

human beings."


The death was ruled a homicide caused by hyperthermia, or high body temperature. The absence of external burns ruled

out an open flame, scalding water or a heating pad as the cause, Betz said.     AP  Nov 2006


5-year-old Samantha Runnion
 Samantha was found dead  near a rural highway in Riverside County, 75 miles away from her
home, where she was kidnapped Monday in front of a playmate, authorities said. Samantha's
body was found 75 miles from her home in Riverside County, and the girl's grandmother
identified her early Wednesday. An autopsy revealed that the 5-year-old died of asphyxiation.
It is said the killer apparently had spent several hours with the girl and sexually assaulted her
before the killing.

Here little friend said that a man came up and asked the two children if they would help him
find his lost dog, as Samantha took a couple of steps near him, he grabbed her and put her in
the car yelling and kicking.  Samantha's nude body was discovered a day later on the edge of
the Cleveland National Forest, 50 miles from Stanton.  Authorities said she had been sexually
assaulted and smothered after being alive with her killer for several hours.  I cry as I write
thinking of the horror that this sweet five year old child experienced.  I have 4 children and
two grandchildren and hurt with fear for them.

O'rielly in an interview with Smantha's father on Fox News said, "I laid in bed at 3 a.m. this
morning, and I can not get your daughter off my mind, I don't know what to say to you.  I am
going to do what I can to push our government to do something about this kind of crime.
These men are terrorist.  We have got to get the government to alleviate crime against child-
ren to the Federal level.  Derek Jackson, Smantha's father said, said not to worry about
my pain, but we need to worry about what might happen to other children in this country.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors said Monday that they will seek the death penalty against the
man accused of killing 5-year-old Samantha Runnion, who was dragged away from a playmate by
a man who asked for help in finding his puppy.

Alejandro Avila, 27, is charged with murder, kidnapping and two counts of forcible lewd acts on a
child.  Prosecutors can seek the death penalty under special circumstances included with the charges:
that the murder occurred after a kidnapping and the crime involved lewd acts with a child.

"There is no question in my mind that the person who kidnapped, molested and murdered 5-year-old
Samantha should face the death penalty," Orange County District Attorney Anthony Rackauckas
said. He said he not consider a plea bargain under any circumstances.

The longer a child is missing, the less likely they will be recovered safely. A study in 1997 by the
Department of Justice found that 74 percent of children who were kidnapped and murdered where
killed within three hours of their abduction.

According to the center, 10 years ago the recovery rate for missing children was 62 percent;
today it's 93 percent. In 2001, 840,279 missing persons — adults and juveniles — were reported
missing to the police and entered into the FBI's National Crime Information Center. This repre-
sents the smallest number of missing persons reports since 1992, when there were 801,358 cases.


Elizabeth Smart and the Mormon Wackoooos


I don't like the sick feeling I have when I think about some of the things I wonder about the Mormons,
and how dark this story might be if some truth were known about the strange family practices and
people that are deranged from the norm in that religion and State.  From old time snake worshipers
to multiple wives, to the fact that Salt Lake City has one of the highest rates of rape in all of the
United States. Was she taken off to be the little baby maker of some sick religious NUT? Also,

hear report that their is a domestic homicide in Salt Lake City every 21 days...


Danielle van Dam
This little seven year old girl's body has not been found as the neighbor of her parents are
exposed as sexual swingers.  David Westerfield who is fifty years old faces charges of murder,
burglary and possession of child pornography.  Danielle was a Brownie and had recently taken
up piano, loved coloring, playing with dolls and drawing.  Her favorite colors were pink and

It is said that some of the pornography that was found on David Westerfield's computer were
films of the violent rape of children and minors engaged in sexual conduct.  While I am
working on this chapter to SOME RAN EAST...SOME RAN WEST, I hear on the news
Pauley Klaaus's dad say that there are over  90,000 registered sex offenders in Los Angeles.

Doing some searching on Yahoo...hang on let me go there right now and I will tell you some of the
rooms and names of people on in chat rooms...brb...well, the biggest room under the
ADULT-Fetishes is the room titled PERTEN, I knew but asked a chatter in the biggest room in the
Adult area of the site, what doest the room mean and he said it is "word jumble for "preteen.'"  The
room is full of people trading kiddie porn.  I don't even want to tell you what is on there...but I am
writing a letter to Yahoo to tell them that they have to do something to end CHILDREN PORN on
their website.

Cassandra Williamson

VALLEY PARK, Mo. (AP) - A body believed to be that of a 6-year-old girl who vanished Friday
morning was found in an abandoned glass factory in the afternoon, and police arrested a man who
spent the night at her father's home where she was staying.

Cassandra Williamson was reported missing Friday morning from her father's home in suburban St.
Louis.  Her body was found late Friday afternoon at the factory a few blocks away after a search
that went door-to-door in her neighborhood.

Jahi Turner
If you have any information regarding Jahi
           please contact the San Diego, California Police Department

Is it fate or some kind of synergy...I am looking on the Child area of my site for some links
like the Polly Klaas site and the site of my friends and associates Ken Wooden.  While I am
on the page, and have just then gone to read about Ken's website...from the TV behind me
I hear an ad for PRIME TIME and they are saying to stay tuned and listen to child expert
Kenneth Wooden will be interviewed on Prime Time.  I feel such a strong since of how
important it is for me to write now.  How important it is for me to keep writing and finish
STAMPEDE for missing, homeless and runaway children and youth. KID AID

please please check out Ken Wooden's site

I have got to pull out a poem I got from an old friend Kenneth Wooden who had written Weeping In
The Playtime of Others.  The poem was written by Frank who wrote the poem in 1972, when he was
14 and incarcerated for over a year for habitual truancy and possession of pot.  In 1974 when I got the
poem from Kenneth, Frank was in the Penitentiary for armed robbery serving a eight year sentence:
I was so confused when "they"
(the ones with the know-how, or so I thought)
said that this place would be good for me.
I just can't understand what good the bars,
and the beatings,
and the cruelty will do me
unless this degradation they glibly call
is meant to prepare me
for an eternity behind barbed wire.
If that is true,
then they're doing an excellent job,
because after only two months here
I've forgotten how it feels to be free,
or happy or hopeful,
and I still have a year to serve.

According the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC)

85% to 90% of the 876,213 persons reported missing to America’s law enforcement agencies in 2000 were
juveniles (persons under 18 years of age). That means that 2,100 times per day parents or primary care givers
felt the disappearance was serious enough to call law enforcement. 152,265 of the persons reported missing in
2000 were categorized as either endangered or involuntary.  The number of missing persons reported to law
enforcement has increased from 154, 341 in 1982  to 876,213 in 2000.  That is an increase of 468%.

Statistics regarding America’s missing children are staggering.  According to the most comprehensive missing
child statistics ever compiled, every year in America there are :

                                  114,600 Attempted Abductions;
                                  4,600 Non-Family Abductions;
                                  450,700 Runaways;
                                  438,200 Lost/Injured/Otherwise Missing;
                                  354,100 Family Abductions;
                                  127,100 Thrownaway Children.

                             These 1988 statistics illustrate the low priority given to missing child
                             cases: they are old and questionable and a promised update has yet
                             to be published despite the fact that twelve years have passed. An
                             overall lack of knowledge, training and preparedness exists on the
                             issue at most levels, including law enforcement. Formal kidnap
                             protocols are not widely distributed among law enforcement
                             agencies and most agencies have little or no experience investigating
                             non-family or predatory abductions. So, if one occurs in your
                             community, your local law enforcement agency might be ill prepared
                             to investigate the case.

After over 30 years investigating the state and fate of children and youth in the thing that has really
bothered me, is that the government and/or any government agencies have been always a decade
behind on the research.  I see this again as part of the DENIAL cover up...the dream keepers
don't really want anybody to know how bad it really is in the United States for children and
youth.  I have researched and looked at this problem closer than even the Presidents of the
United States that have come and gone for the past 33 years, and the fate and state of the children
of These United States just gets worse and worse and I cry more and more...


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 7-year-old kidnapped girl escaped her captors Tuesday night by
chewing through duct tape binding her arms and legs, smashing a window and then calling to
nearby playing children for help, police said.

One of the children rode a bike from the abandoned building where Erica Pratt was being held
down the street to alert officers, police Lt. Michael Chitwood said. The girl had been grabbed,
kicking and screaming, from in front of her home Monday evening.

Police were searching for two suspects late Tuesday. Chitwood said Erica had only minor in-
juries.  The girl had been left on a mattress in the basement of the building in northern
Philadelphia with her arms and legs bound with duct tape, Chitwood said.  "She was eventually
able to free herself from the duct tape, she broke through the basement door, she made her way
to the first floor and she couldn't get out, so she smashed the window," Chitwood said. "And she
summoned help of a couple of little kids who were playing in front of the house."

The children pulled Erica out of the window, and one of them rode a bike to alert the officers,
Chitwood said.

The Problem in Perspective

According to a 2002 report by the U.S. Department of Justice, an estimated 797,500 children are
reported missing each year. About 12,100 of these cases are classified as non-family abductions,
and of these the number of "stereotypical" abductions - involving a stranger or slight acquaintance
who keeps the child overnight, transports him at least 50 miles, holds him for ransom, takes him
with the intent of never returning him, or kills him - is extremely small.

A law enforcement survey found that 115 missing children in the year studied fit the
description of a stereotypical kidnapping.
In 40 percent of stereotypical kidnapping cases, the child was killed.
Nearly half of stereotypical kidnapping victims were sexually assaulted.
Ten percent of stereotypical kidnappings lasted longer than 24 hours.
At 69 percent, the majority of stereotypical kidnapping victims were girls.
Seventy-two percent of stereotypical kidnapping victims were white.
Sources: U.S. Department of Justice, National Center For Missing And Exploited Children

Or, in America how a Enron could happen with a energy company,  remember the guys at Beeachnut
Juice that were caught not using real apples in the SO CALLED apple juice for children.  Men set
around a boardroom table thinking of ways to lie, cheat and hurt children so that they can make
more money.

Is this all a sign of a Dark Paradigm shift that is taking place in our country?

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - Two teenage girls abducted at gunpoint early Thursday from a lovers' lane
were rescued 100 miles away after their kidnapper crashed his getaway car and was shot to death by
sheriff's deputies, authorities said.

These two girls were taken and from cars
in Lancaster, California

Kern County Sheriff Carl Sparks said he was certain the kidnapper was minutes away from killing the
girls and had chosen a remote location in the high desert.  He said the girls had been raped.  "He was
hunting for a place to kill 'em and bury 'em," Sparks said on CNN's "Larry King Live" program.

When two deputies arrived, the suspect showed a gun and said "No way, no way," according to the
sheriff. The deputies shot him seven times in all.

Arena: This three-year study -- funded in part by the Department of Justice --is the first truly comprehensive
look at child sexual exploitation in the United States. Within the last five years, with the explosion of Internet
use, there has been a remarkable increase in sex crimes against juveniles. The Internet has increased sex
offenders' demand for new faces and younger children. Many in law enforcement officials were not
aware of the explosive growth in the last five years in this crime.

                 Q: Which kids are at risk?

Arena: The one thing that seemed to shock people the most is that children who were still living at home are
engaging in sex for money and enterprise. These are children who have not been abused, who are exchanging
sex for more expensive clothing and other consumer goods. Many people would not think of that as a crime,
but anybody who takes advantage of child -- even if the child is the initiating -- that is child abuse.

                 Q: What did the study find?

Arena: The authors of this study went out of their way to debunk three myths: one is that minority kids that are
homeless, runaways or throwaways. That's not true. You have a large proportion of middle class kids on the
streets engaged in what the study calls "survival sex" -- exchanging sexual favors for food, shelter, and other
basic necessities.  The second myth the study refutes is that more girls than boys are victims of sexual exploitation.
Boys are victims just as brutally and frequently as girls -- they just don't get as much attention.

Third, many think strangers are the main perpetrators in sexual abuse cases. The study revealed that less than 4
percent of all sexual assaults are committed by strangers. So, for the most part, the sex offenders are people the
children know.  Also, the study found most of the abusers are middle-aged married men with children of their

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) --Police found missing 4-year-old Jessica Cortez alive Tuesday evening,
two days after she disappeared from a neighborhood park, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

She "appears to be OK," Officer Jason Lee said.

The girl was brought into the St. John's Well Child Center, a non-profit health care clinic in Los Angeles, by a
well-dressed woman with long hair, said Jim Mangia, executive director of the clinic. Lee said the woman has
been detained for questioning.

The staff recognized the girl and called police, all the while trying to keep the woman and child from leaving.

"We were crying in joy and we were so relieved and thankful that we were able to save her life," Mangia said.
"We're just crying from happiness. We're just so grateful that she came in here."

Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn said Jessica was reunited with her mother at the clinic.

LAPD Interim Chief Martin Pomeroy said the girl "appeared to be dirty and disheveled" and was being
checked by doctors.
August 8, 2002,   Find this article at:

NCMEC says there are some 3,000 to 5,000 non-family abductions reported to police
each year. Some 200 to 300 of those — 6 percent — are the most serious cases where
a child is ransomed, taken away and kept or killed.

In the midst of so much heartbreaking news of children abducted by strangers, a story on Sunday brought
welcome respite. After a man scaled a backyard fence and grabbed 5-year-old Vincent Arnado in Lomita,
Calif., 20 miles south of Los Angeles, screams from the boy's mother alerted neighbors.  They chased and
captured Randy Turner, 51, who is now under arrest.

Bilchick: U.S. needs to better take care of its children

Shay Bilchick, the executive director of the Child Welfare League of America, discussed
Monday a new report on the sexual exploitation of children with CNN's Natalie Allen.

CNN: This may be tough for America to absorb, Mr. Bilchick, these numbers coming out, and we learned that just
3 percent of exploitation and abuse of children is from strangers. What do you make of the numbers?

BILCHICK: I think what the report highlights is that we are simply not doing a good enough job in this country
taking care of our children.

And this is another area of concern that we have, the exploitation, the sexual exploitation of our children, and this
report highlights with wrong numbers 300,000 to 400,000 children that are out there right now being sexually exploited,
that we have to pay closer attention to the problem, including what's happening right in our own homes and neighbor-
hoods, with kids who we think we're taking good care of.

CNN: Exactly, because that seems to what is so astounding by this; 47 percent ... of abuse comes from family members.
And these are middle class homes. Many children who are the runaways are just children who are trying to escape being
sexually abused at home.

BILCHICK: I think [what] we have to realize, is that these children in many ways, whether they are runaways, throwaways
or within their own home not being taken care of, they're not nurtured and protected the way they need to. They're simply
different at stages of process, so to speak. If they're not taken care of, usually when they run away, they're running away
from something, not to something. They're being thrown away by parents who aren't taking care of them and protecting them.

We need to do a better job as a society identifying those children, those families, and doing the kind of prevention and
interventions that could be successful in reducing those numbers, including greater levels of enforcement on this issue.

It is being reported that there is an increase in 8 year olds having panic attacks.
They are stating that they are afraid of being abducted.  The are having
separation anxities and panic.  Ten percent of children under 18 years old
are having severe anxiety. news in Ausgust of 2001

R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty to Child Porn Charges (Reuters) - Grammy-winning rhythm and blues singer R. Kelly
pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to 21 counts of child pornography stemming from a videotape he allegedly made
with an under-age girl.  The 35-year-old entertainer, dressed in a blue suit and red tie, waved to fans outside Cook
County Circuit Court where he entered the plea during a brief hearing. More...   June 26, 2002

National Center for Missing Children says that 700,000 kids a year are reported missing, about one
half are runaways and and 300,000 are parental abductions, the rest are stranger abductions.  Many
missing kids are never reported missing or just fall in the cracks.

cbs channel 2 news in May or so of 2002
showed these kids that cut themselves to bleed

On a bright and sunny day in Houston, a tired, weary, and tearful Russell Yates stood in front of his only
daughter Mary's tiny, cream-colored casket to present his six-month old baby with her favorite blanket
before saying goodbye forever.

"This is Mary's little blankee," he told the audience at the funeral of his five children who police say were
killed June 21 by their mother. "She loved this blankee."

Then turning around to Mary who was dressed in pink, he said. "Sorry I didn't get to see you grow up.
I love you. Rest in peace," as his voice broke down with tears.

He placed the blanket in the casket and summoned funeral directors to come and prepare the casket for
closing. Then he placed his hands on the top of the casket and closed it.


Abuse changes brains of suicide victims

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science EditorTue May 6, 9:47 PM ET

Suicide victims who were abused as children have clear genetic changes in their brains, Canadian researchers reported on Tuesday in a finding they said shows neglect can cause biological effects.

The findings offer potential ways to find people at high risk of suicide, and perhaps to treat them and prevent future suicides.

And, the researchers said, they also offer insights into how neglect and abuse can perpetuate unhealthy behavior through the generations.

Moshe Szyf of McGill University in Montreal and colleagues studied the brains of 18 men who committed suicide and who were also abused or neglected as children, and compared them to 12 men who also died suddenly but from other causes, and who were not abused, although some had various psychiatric problems such as anxiety disorders.

They found changes in the genetic material of all 18 suicide victims. The changes were not in the genes themselves, but in the ribosomal RNA, which is the genetic material that makes proteins that in turn make cells function.






by Benford E. Standley

Read I Ran West for more on the Saga that Benford Standley

has been on riding on  in the name of children and youth

in the sand

Infanticide 333


Infanticide before WW 3

In Their Own Words
Poems and words from the streets

Sins of the Fathers

The Throwaway Child


Dear God

What happened in Houston?

Down and out in L.A.
an ongoing saga of the homeless

Foster Lack of Care

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