Showing posts from February, 2012

Houston TX: Spring Branch ISD teacher charged with sexual assault of a child

HOUSTON – A Spring Branch ISD middle-school teacher is facing criminal charges after allegations surfaced about an inappropriate relationship with an eighth-grade student.  A fellow faculty member at Memorial Middle School reported the alleged relationship between Kathryn "Camille" Murray and the boy to the principal on February 13. The school relieved Murray of duty shortly afterward. After an investigation, the district alerted Child Protective Services, the Spring Branch ISD Police Department and the Texas Board for Educator Certification about the accusations. Charges of sexual assault of a child were filed against Murray Thursday and she was arrested several hours later. Murray’s bond was set at $250,000. Kids will now be safer thanks to the faculty member who did the right thing by reporting this pedophile teacher to the principal who obeyed the mandatory reporting law and reported this abuse to law enforcement.  It also took great courage for this boy to tell his m

Inside the mindset of sex offenders: on the Anderson Cooper show

With so many cases of child sex abuse going unreported, in this very special "Anderson" episode, it is our hope that someone watching will learn or hear something that will help save a child.   Mel Robbins, host of the hit A&E show "Monster In-Laws" and a former criminal defense attorney, talked backstage about sex offenders -- and keeping your children safe.   Her number one rule to all moms: always believe your child. If your child comes to you, take it seriously -- and that includes when the perpetrator is your own husband.   See what else Mel has to say about protecting your children...     video platform video management video solutions video player   video platform video management video solutions video player What parents should know about sex offenders video platform video management video solutions video player How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Sex Offenders Online video platform video management video solutions video player A

You've got to read and obey the bill: Philip Gunn and the Mississippi Child Protection Act

Mississippi House passes protection act for children: JACKSON -- The House wrangled for hours Thursday before passing the “Child Protection Act and Child Rape Protection Act,” which would enact stricter, mandatory reporting by people charged with overseeing children any abuse of a minor. The bill is authored by Philip Gunn (R-Clinton), the new speaker of the 122 member Mississippi House of Representatives. While it is all well and good to stiffen mandatory reporting laws, unless these laws are enforced, kids will not be any safer. The politicians who write and pass legislation stiffening these laws must be held accountable when they personally do the very thing these laws make illegal, not reporting child sexual abuse to law enforcement. Last year, a minister, John Langworthy, at Gunn's church, Morrison Heights Baptist in Clinton, confessed to pastor Greg Belser and the six elders, which includes Gunn, that he had sexually abused young boys in the early to late 1980s while serv

Inside the mind of a child sexual predator

KPRC story with video here : There is no clear-cut description for sexual predators . They come in all ages, races and both genders. They can be anyone from the straight-A student to handyman to the president of the parent-teacher association to the stay-at-home mom to the man next door. Many pedophiles are master manipulators who work hard to be accepted as trustworthy , and they will work hard to find ways to naturally be around children. They can be very charming, which makes it tougher on a community when the secret life comes out. Harvey Duncan was clean-cut, married for 30 years, the father of a son and an electrician. He was also molesting girls in his neighborhood. "My wife says sometimes I'm more of a kid than the kids are," Duncan said. He said he used that child-like nature to get close to a handful of girls between the ages of 4 and 10. "How a normal parent, especially fathers, will wrestle with kids and horse around," he said. "Nothin

Texas teacher, top two school administrators charged with failure to report child abuse

KHOU 11 News  -Houston The top two administrators and a teacher at a Galveston County school are charged with failure to report child abuse after leaving a student’s concerns unheard for nearly three weeks, officials said. Mainland Preparatory Academy is used to making history, as it was the first charter school in Galveston County. Now the La Marque charter school is first again—but this time it is no honor—this is the first time that school officials have been charged under a Texas Law which requires teachers, school officials, doctors and other professional to report evidence of abuse within 48 hours. It started in December when a 10-year-old student told her teacher that she had been sexually assaulted by a family member.  After she told her teacher, no one from the school told anyone else, until 20 days later. School Superintendent Diane Merchant, Principal Wilma Green, and the teacher Rayshonda Ashton turned themselves in on Friday to Galveston County officials, and all were re