What more is a mother to do?
She had clearly warned her 11 year old daughter that a Facebook account was not allowed. Late one night she saw a FB message arriving on the kid’s phone. Red flag #1. Searching deeper she learned the booty-calling new friend was a 23 year old man who also had the girl’s phone number. Red flag #2
After some serious WTF questions directed at her daughter, this mom took a big step and called the pedophile. He tried to wiggle his way out by pretending to be his 15 year old, (nonexistent), brother. Mom confirmed the man knew her daughter’s age, and told him never to contact the child again.
Mom called the police. They said she didn’t have enough evidence for them to get involved. Mom knew if the law wasn’t going to help protect her daughter, she would have to do it herself as a real Vagilante.
This pedophile wasn’t ready to let go of his target. He kept on calling/texting, charming and grooming until he clearly asked for sex and spread-legged closeup photos. He didn’t know that the person answering his love notes was now the mother, texting as her daughter.
When he asked for a sexy picture of his dream girl, mom photographed a Target ad of a young woman in a bra and sent it. When he asked to see a picture of the girl’s vagina, the mother answered, “You first.” The desperate pervert sent images of a nude body, with an erection, but not showing a face.
This still wasn’t enough for the police who needed to know for sure who was sending the messages.
Mom went back to texting like a kid. She asked for a photo of his face. He sent one.
Now the mom had something more solid, than just photos of his penis, to give to the police. Michael Jerome Bradley was arrested last week in his St. Petersburg home.
This strong mother is likely to do everything she can to put him in prison, without his phone. We wish her additional success.
The big day for Dads is on the calendar this Sunday. Many of us don’t celebrate a day that is a painful reminder of a man who sexually abused us.
Our memories of betrayal begin to creep in about the same time as the colorful ads for Father’s Day gifts start their annual sales pitch. It’s depressing.
For those who are still keeping family secrets, you are paying a far greater price than the cost of a new necktie or baseball tickets to a double-header. Pedophiles usually have more than one victim. Other kids may be suffering because of your silence.
Just because your dad stopped diddling you years ago, doesn’t mean that we’ve solved the problem of CSA. Secrets still seal the lips of most violated kids. This week the sexual use of several children, by their fathers, broke the surface and became news stories.
A 27 year old dad, sexually assaulted his 13 month old son while making kiddie porn. The dad was caught trading the images online. His excuse was that he felt pressured by other pedophiles.
Jose Perez Jr., 41, impregnated his 12 year old stepdaughter. Keeping it in the family, he was also found guilty of sexually abusing his 11 year old stepdaughter.
The messy case of Stephen Conrad Jr., continued this week with clarifying charges that accuse him of sexually abusing eight kids, all under 12, including four of his own children. Vagilantes reported on this shocking case of compliance and coverup by his family and friends.
These cases involved blood relatives, but there are also father-figures who deserve to be dishonored. Expose the men who were expected to teach us about responsibility and love: church leaders, scoutmasters, coaches, babysitters and mom’s boyfriend. This is a great time of the year to speak up. On Father’s Day, you might stop a pedophile from stealing the innocence of another child. Do you need help to raise your voice?
For those who didn’t have a good example of a father, here’s a brief look at what a real dad does to protect his child, and other kids: parents-tackle-pedophile-taking-pictures-of-little-kids-in-dressing-rooms.
Our message to this man on Father’s Day: Thanks Dad!
Chances are that you know someone who spent time in China teaching English. This field of work overflows with foreigners. It’s a common ticket to travel in such an exotic country while earning a few Renminbi.
Here’s a fresh idea for making money in China: teach sex-ed to kids. This field is HOT.
Chinese officials are trying to suppress a public uprising against pedophiles. In the last three weeks, the media has reported nine major cases of CSA, affecting 30 children. Such reports are scandalous in a culture where the topic is usually only spoken in whispers and infrequently prosecuted.
People have taken to the streets and their Internet screens to protest the light-handed treatment of pedophiles.
Among the offenders is a primary school principal and another official who allegedly treated six girls, ages 11-13, to a night of drunken karaoke that climaxed in a hotel room.
The Chinese government allowed media reports of the story, yet they are restricting public response. The parents of the girls are forbidden to hire lawyers.
State media, expressing a strong stance against CSA crimes, pointed to a recent execution of a school teacher who raped six girls, 9 and 10 years old, while videotaping to create kiddie porn.
In honor of Children’s Day, June l, President Xi Jinping tried to reassure his people with firm comments and by wearing a red scarf of the Communist Party’s Young Pioneers.
Two days later, a survey was released that touts 93.1% of parents want the government to include CSA prevention education in the school system. Such classes are basic and too rare. The survey indicates that most parents also need instruction and support.
It was just more posturing and bad news for some people. With a clever yet dark message Ye Haiyan, a 38 year old activist, protested with at sign aimed at the primary school principal: ‘If you want to get a room,’ (a euphemism for having sex), ‘call me and leave the children alone.’
The phrase and news of the arrest sparked a fire storm for hundreds of Chinese men and women, including some judicial system employees. They posted photographs of themselves – some in nude provocative poses – holding banners with the same message. Kudos for these brave people, some of whom are now being “visited” by government goons. Read more here about Ye Haiyan’s dedication, arrest and beating.
There may be a pattern in the government-reported CSA cases. Those most-reported all list six girls being assaulted. Does this have anything to do with the lore of ancient Chinese superstition around numbers? Akin to 40 virgins in some other culture? Let’s not go there. Let’s stay focused on teaching children about their bodies and boundaries.
Who is going to instruct them? It’s a hot time for teaching sex-ed in China. This may be a lucrative option for your travel adventures – pedophiles are advised not to apply.
It’s so frustrating when accused pedophiles are released with a low bail. It doesn’t make sense.
A-slap-on-the-wrist bail tells the public that the crime is not serious, and the accused is trusted to follow ordered restrictions. If accused pedophiles followed common community restrictions, it’s unlikely they would have been arrested for CSA.
The accusations against Stephen Norman Conrad Jr. 31, were taken seriously by a Tallassee judge in Elmore County, Alabama. Conrad’s bail was set at $5.45 million. This high bail was not set because Conrad is a rich man who can pay for release. It’s 5M+ because he’s a monster who repeatedly groomed and raped at least 8 kids, under the age of 12, over a period of 11 years. The youngest child reportedly was only 3 months old. Investigators are still interviewing other possible victims.
Doing the math of bail on at least 109 counts of CSA, and Conrad’s confessions, equals big bail dollars.
Conrad is not going down alone. His wife and two friends were also arrested for witnessing and not reporting sexual abuse of a child. Bail for them has been denied, so far.
How does such a monster get access to kids? This charmer dated or befriended their mothers. Some of the 8 kids may have been his own. These moms were too trusting, too ignorant, or too wrapped up in their own dramas and desires that they failed to protect their innocent babes.
This guy is only 31 years old. He had a long run of raping kids. It’s painful to imagine how many more kids he might have messed up with the compliancy of his family and friends. He’ll probably spend the rest of his life in prison.
Thanks to a justice system that plans to hold him in place with reasonable bail and due process, another pedophile has been stopped.
Pueblo CO – It’s another case of Vagilantes in action.
Angry neighbors chased a man who bolted after he was identified by a sexually assaulted little girl. (videos) For about 15 blocks, a few locals were hot on the heels of this stranger. They threw rocks at him, pummeled his face a bit bloody then held him until the police arrived.
The 54 year old unidentified man was rescued from the crowd of parents and community activists. After questioning, he voluntarily gave a DNA sample and was released for lack of evidence.
Neighbors, including members of the American Indian Movement, have tried working with the local police in response to recent attacks on young children – a sexual assault, an attempted abduction, and a man exposing his genitals to a kid in an alley near Mitchell Park. According to the grapevine, it was all done by the same man.
Gossip wasn’t good enough to warn everyone in the community. Frustrated East Side neighbors did what the police had failed to do. They spread the news door-to-door. When a man who matched a description provided by the abused children was seen in the same alley where the dick’s exposure happened, folks tried to make sure the suspect didn’t slip away. They ran after him.
Then the justice system let him go, although one of the community leaders was arrested. DNA reports may show this stranger simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or, a DNA match will indicate he’s guilty. If so, we wonder if he will be found again. Perhaps he’s still running.
Be warned, the next guy these raising-a-child-villagers chase won’t get off so easily. That’s being a good neighbor.
Rev. Cuthbert was arrested for viewing kiddie porn at a Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort where he worked. That’s extra bad.
On April 24, Disney’s software alarm reported Rev. Cuthbert was watching young girls having sex. Not satisfied, he had encouraged the girls to give him a bit more action.
This stuff makes Mickey mad. It’s not smart to mess with Mr. Mouse.
Disney fired him. Rev. Cuthbert wrote a please-forgive-me letter – standard tactic when your sins are exposed. Disney is not in the business of forgiving ex-employees who are dangerous to their business model.
Hum-m-m, what else was happening between April 24, and today? Why the delay in filing charges? We’ll never know all that goes on behind the Disney curtains.
This great company knows that where there are kids, it takes extra care to weed out the pedophiles.
Maybe more churches are learning this lesson too. Or, are they still trying to keep such news quiet as a church mouse?
Short and sweet: watch this powerful video of Jackson Katz.
For those who are irritated – like me – whenever they are told to watch a video without any other information about why they should hit the link, here’s something more.
The video, from TEDx FiDiWomen, is about violence in our society. Katz, of MVP Strategies, is passionate, profound and prophetic in his vision of how to dissolve violence, including child sexual abuse. Men can learn how to step up in everyday situations.
If you want to dig deeper, after watching the video, you can quickly read: Ten things men can do to prevent gender violence.
Short and sweet. Just a few words here that can help to make a world of difference. It’s up to us to step forward.