Tuesday, December 20, 2011

If you were a victim of sexual abuse by John Langworthy at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas

Sgt. Byron Fassett in the Dallas police department child exploitation unit is ready to take your call if you were abused by John Langworthy during his time in Dallas while on staff at Prestonwood Baptist Church in the mid to late 1980s or if you have information about these crimes. Langworthy was fired in the summer of 1989 by Prestonwood for the known sexual abuse of several boys. The staff heard directly from victims but failed to report the abuse to the police as required by mandatory reporting laws enacted in TX in 1971. Please call Byron at 214-671-4200. I have spoken with Byron. If you need to leave him a message, please do. He will call you back.

To report a case of abuse in Mississippi, contact Jamie McBride, Assistant District Attorney for Hinds County, who is handling the criminal case of John Langworthy there, at 601-968-6568. Langworthy is facing eight counts of gratification of lust. Two of the counts stem from Clinton cases and the other six were filed in Jackson, police said. 



Investigators said the incidents involved five male victims, who at the time were between 8 and 12 years old, and took place between 1980 and 1984 when Langworthy served as a volunteer for First Baptist Church of Jackson and Daniel Memorial Baptist Church in Jackson.  Langworthy is out of jail on $700,000 bond. He pleaded not guilty. He is scheduled to appear in court again on March 19. His trial has been set for April 2.


Hopefully others who have been harmed by John Langworthy will have the courage to come forward and contact the police.

Keep in mind your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting other kids.


Apathy: The Assistant Coach of Child Sexual Abuse by Child Help founders Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson published on December 13, 2011 on foxnews.com
It starts by recognizing that everyone has a responsibility to protect our children. Childhelp asks readers to get off the bench and report, educate and fight the epidemic of child abuse that exists in all of our communities. Many people see signs of abuse but refuse to come forward fearing they might be wrong.
We say "risk making a mistake for the love of a child."
According to a survey by Finkelhor & Dziuba-Leatherman, child sexual abuse is rarely identified. An estimated 3% of child sexual abuse cases are actually reported.
When in doubt, act for the child and contact proper authorities. Dial 911, contact CPS or call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD/1-800-422-4453).
In sex abuse cases, silence not so golden, after all.




Dale Hansen's Sports Special - sharing his story of abuse for the first time

                                   



The victim of a sexual crime is the only victim we don't talk about, and maybe it's time we do.
But who stands to cheer for the victim of a sexual assault? And much like cancer, we all know a victim.
It might be a child in your family... a cousin or a brother... the kid on the corner... a kid in your class. We all know somebody. You might not think you do, but I know you do.
Because you all know me. I was 10 years old in my little Iowa town.
It really was the Mayberry of the Midwest. Everybody knew everybody (at least we thought we did).
The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing.
The good men at Penn State University didn't, and the innocence of a child was lost forever.
Talk to your children, and — more importantly — make sure that your children aren't afraid to talk to you.
The innocence of a child is worth fighting for. The innocence of a child is worth the job of a coach. The innocence of a child is worth talking about. That's why I choose to talk about it tonight.
And it's why at this time of year, every year, I want the Oak Ridge Boys to remind us all: "Thank God for Kids."

BY MICHAEL O'KEEFFE


 When Jimmy Carlino first accused former Christ the King Regional High School basketball coach Bob Oliva of sexual abuse in 2008, Oliva and school officials tried to discredit him, writing him off as a crackpot looking for a quick payday. Carlino was vindicated in April, when Oliva pleaded guilty to sexual abuse charges in a Boston courtroom.

Carlino will talk about his experience at 2:30 pm on Friday on DeFoRadio.com, the web station run by South Florida radio personality Jeff De Forest. (Here is the link: http://www.deforadio.com/)

Carlino recently sent the Daily News an open letter to the alleged victims in the Penn State and Syracuse sex-abuse scandals about what he went through after he went public about the abuse, and what they can expect.

You may read or hear where people in the community show support of these manipulative predators. Don't let any of this hurt you.

I don't want you to feel alone. You're gonna hear he's innocent until proven guilty (he'll always be guilty in your heart and soul regardless of any outcome). You may hear, you're in it for the money. We know that's hogwash, because why would anyone admit that somebody violated them for a payday? Coming forward takes so much strength and courage. You're a hero to so many, including the many other victims who live in silence forever. It takes strength just to survive these atrocities and try to live a normal life.

Our healthy sexual curiosity was distorted through the workings of a sexual deviant. Our curiosity was normal. We did nothing wrong, they did. These feelings didn't make us different than our friends, it didn't mean we were homosexuals. Subconsciously, or consciously, we may consider all these things or other things. But, the biggest hurdle has been cleared or overcome. Admitting what happened was the hardest part. Now, you must get help by talking to professionals that will guide you through the next chapter of your life. It's vital to get all those hidden secrets out that have been haunting us.

This Friday, at 2:30PM on deforadio.com, Father Bob and myself will be talking about childhood sexual abuse and the survivors. We will focus on what to expect when going into the early stages of a criminal trial against a pedophile. Please tune in if you can.
If you want to reach us immediately, you can email Father Bob at Road to Recovery or myself, Jim Carlino, at stop.running1221@yahoo.com or call us at 862-368-8200.
Your calling us or contacting us will be held in the strictest confidence. We will be honored and proud to help you in any way possible. We mean that from one victim to another to another. There are no hidden agendas. We only want you to know you're not alone and there are people out there who love you, support you and admire you.

It's time to stop running and enjoy your life...

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