Children Without a Voice USA                                 September 29, 2011
ACTION ALERT

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Dear Child Advocate,

 

We have changed our sample email to include the news/statistics that came from the June 12th Congressional hearing in DC.

 

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http://www.childrenwithoutavoiceusa.org/cms/node/21

6 Week Old,  22 Broken Ribs, Boyfriend Arrested

 

Forest Lake, MN

A South St. Paul man has been charged with first degree assault against a six-week-old.

Thirty-two-year-old Mark James Nelson is accused of abusing a Forest Lake infant on Aug. 19. The infant, identified as Aaron Hoffman, is in critical condition at HCMC.

The criminal complaint says Nelson became angry with the child's mother, whom he was dating. He allegedly squeezed the infant's torso, breaking 22 of the child's 24 ribs. Medical examiners from HCMC said they also found bruising to the liver and lungs along with trauma to the eyes.

Nelson faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and/or a $30,000 fine if convicted.

NOTE TO ADVOCATES, EVIDENCE SHOWS THIS CHILD MAY HAVE BEEN SHAKEN (eye trauma) THEREFORE, THIS HELPLESS INNOCENT CHILD MAY HAVE SBS (SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME), WHICH IS A HORRIFIC BRAIN INJURY AND MANY DO NOT LIVE BEYOND 12 YEARS OF AGE AND WILL HAVE NUMEROUS COMPLICATIONS. 

 

Attorney Pete Orput

Contact is Deb Smith at:  deb.smith@co.washington.mn.us

 

 

 

  

SAMPLE EMAIL:
(Please put defendant(s) name(s) in the subject heading of your email and mark high priority.

 

Dear Attorney Orput,

 

I would like to thank you for your public service and ask you to pursue maximum prosecutorial efforts and, upon conviction, maximum sentencing in the horrific child abuse case involving defendant Mark James Nelson.

 

Children are the world's greatest natural resource and should be protected above all else on earth.  We must send a loud message to the entire nation that child abuse of any kind and all crimes against children will no longer be tolerated! 

 

Recent reports show Five CHILDREN DIE EACH DAY in America from neglect or abuse but experts believe the number can actually be double.   There are nearly 3 million cases reported each year BUT, the Department of Justice says the number of abuse cases is actually 3 times higher, nearer to 9 million, as millions go unreported.  The effects of child abuse costs our nation over $100 billion per year. 

 

Abuse is a willful act and 100% preventable through law enforcement and education.  Americans want zero tolerance for all crimes against children and mandated parenting classes!  We will be following this case. 

Thank you for your public service,

Your Name,

Child Advocate
 

(NO NEED TO LIST YOUR CITY AND STATE)  

 

CASES TO DATE, 2011:

(These are certainly NOT ALL of the cases, only those CWAV has found.  We do not follow all of these cases to trial)

 

Jul-25    Couple Gets Off With 5 Years Probation After Being Charges With Extreme Neglect, Oconto County 

Jul-25    3 Year Old Beaten To Death, Godmother And Boyfriend Arrested, Philadelphia, PA 

Jul-25    19 Month Old Beaten To Death, Mother And Boyfriend Arrested, Minot, ND 

Jul-15     2 Year Old Girl Badly Beaten, Family Member Arrested, Fayette County, KY 

Jul-15    4 Month Old Baby Girl Dies After Being Beaten & Neglected, Parents Arrested, Lancaster County, PA 

Jul-15    14 Month Old Girl Beaten To Death, Mother Arrested, Kane County, IL

Jul-8      6 Month Old Boy Raped By Man With HIV, Hamilton County, OH

Jul-1      2 Year Old Girl Horribly Beaten Dies, Man Arrested, Cascade County, MO

Jun-28   Woman Murdered Infant Son & Carried Him Around For Hours While Shopping, Cook County, IL

Jun-27   3 Year Old Girl Beaten, Burnt, Sexually Abused By Grandmother, Roswell, GA

Jun-24   3 Year Old Kidnapped, Molested, Dropped From 2nd Story Window, Gibson County, TN

Jun-23   Healthy Newborn Baby Girl, Stabbed To Death & Placed In Closet, Mother Arrested

Jun-23   Baby Girl Murdered By Being Placed In Microwave, Mother Arrested, Sacramento, CA

Jun-21   21 Month Old Boy Beaten To Death, Mother's Fiance Arrested, Mesa, AZ

Jun-20   5 Year Old Boy Beaten To Death, Mother Arrested, Bronx, New York

Jun-17   4 Month Old Boy Beaten To Death, Father Arrested, Oakland County, MI

Jun-9     12 Year Old Girl Molested, Man Arrested Was A Preacher & A Coach, Okeechobee County, FL

Jun-9     9 Year Old Girl Raped & Murdered By Neighbor, Montgomery County, PA

Jun-5     10 Year Old Girl Burnt With Hot Iron On The Face, Mother Arrested

Jun-3     Woman Tries to Kill Children By Ramming Car Into House, Broward County, FL

Jun-1     Toddler Left Inside Car With A Dead Body, Mother Arrested

Jun-1      5 Day Old Baby Removed From Unbearable & Filthy House, Bandera County, TX

May-31  4 Year Old Girl Severly Beaten, Mother Arrested, Mesa County

May-31  5 Year Old Boy Left Inside Vehicle During Hot Weather, Woman Arrested, Tampa, FL

May-27  2 Girls Forced Naked, Tied To A Table, Severly Whipped, Video recorded, Mother/Deputy Arrested 

May-25  12 Year Old Boy Jumps From Second Story To Escape Abuse, Lancaster, NB

May-21  2 Young Children Murdered, Mother Arrested, Douglas County, CO

May-20  8 Year Old Girl Dies From Malnutrition & Physical Abuse, Mother Arrested

May-19  7 Children Molested By Police Officer, El Paso, CO

May-10   Teenage Girl Sexually Assaulted By A Deputy, Denver, CO

May-10  Infant Found Dead In Duffel Bag, In Pond, Mother Arrested, Randalph County, MO

May-9    Infant Tossed Down Stairs In Stroller, Mother Arrested, Hennepin County, MI

May-9    16 Year Old Girl Attacked, Fights Off Attacker (A Sex Offender), Man Arrested, Thurston County, WA

May-9    16 Year Old Boy Shot, Mother Arrested, Orange County, CA,

May-9    Young Girl Sexually Assaulted In Home Invasion, Man Arrested, Princess Anne County, VA 

May-7    18 Month Old Boy Violently Shaken, Douglas County, MI

May-7    7 Week Old Boy Wet Wipe Shoved Down Throat, Father Arrested, Salem, MA

May-6    12 Year Old Raped & Impregnated, Man Arrested, Lorain County, OH

May-5    3 Young Children Confined To Feces Covered Room, Parents Arrested, MI

May-4    Infant Girl Suffers Multiple Serious Injuries, Mother Arrested

May-2    2 Year Old Abused, Injuries All Over Body, Arrested, Franklin County, OH

Apr-28   3 Children Left Alone in Filth, Bucks County, Father Arrested,Herkimer County, NY 

Apr-20   2 Toddler Girls Molested, Man Turns Himself In, Edwardville, IL

Apr-20   10 Year Old Girl Inappropriately Touched by Babysitters Boyfriend, St. Cloud, FL

Apr-16   7 Year Old Girl Raped, Man Arrested, Johnson County, TX

Apr-7     Child Porn Sting, Mother & Father Arrested, Clayton County, GA

Apr-7     16 Year Old Girl Killed In Dragging Death, 2 Men Arrested, Glendale, AZ

Apr-4     6 Year Old Girl Abused By Mother Who Was A Police Officer, Memphis, TN

Apr-3     3 Adopted Girls Ages 6-12 Raped By Adopted Father, Fairview, OK 

Mar-25   8 Year Old Girl Molested on Carnival Ride, Man Arrested, Kissimmee, FL

Mar-25  18 Mo Old Girl Left W/Stranger For 2 Days While Mother Does Drugs, Mother Arrested, Palmetto, FL

Mar-20  15 Year Old Runaway Girl Forced To Send Police Nude Pictures, Policeman Arrested, Aurora, CO

Mar-15  2 Year Old Girl Attacked In Hospital, Moms's Boyfriend Arrested, Winston-Salem, NC 

Mar-8    12 Year Old Girl Stabbed Multiple Times, Suffers Collapsed Lung, Woman Arrested, Logansport, IN

Mar-6    9 Month Old Drowns After Being Left in Bath While Mother Goes To Store, Colorado Springs, CO

Mar-5    5 Year Old Scarred & Marked, Father Arrested, Raleigh, NC

Mar-5    2 Year Old Sexually Abused, Needed Surgery, Man Arrested, Idaho Falls, ID

Mar-3   13 Year Old Boy Chained To Dryer and Beaten, Dad & Girlfriend Arrested, Glenwood, IL

Mar-1   10 Year Old Repeatedly Raped, Man Arrested Was Family Friend, Delta, CO

Mar-1   2 Year Old Boy Dumped on Side of Highway, Mother Arrested, Calvert City, KY

Feb-28  3 Adopted Children Suffer Horrific Abuse, Adoptive Parents Arrested, Oklahoma City, OK

Feb-27  2 Year Old Girl Raped at Sea World, Man Who Was A Family Friend Arrested, Orlando, FL

Feb-20  5 Year Old Boy Dies After Long Term Abuse, 2 People Arrested, Odessa, TX

Feb-19  4 Year Old Girl Beaten & Killed By Babysitter, Man Arrested, Little Rock, AR

Feb-18  7 Year Old Girl Raped by Waiter, Man Arrested, Little Rock, AK

Feb-17   10 Year Old Murdered, Twin Brother Doused in Toxic Chemicals, Adoptive Father Arrested, Palm Beach

Feb-11  2 Boys 1 & 3 Stabbed To Death, Father Arrested & Gets Death Sentence, Gwinnett County, GA

Feb-10  9 Year Old Girl Locked in Bathroom For 6 Years, Grandparents Arrested, Dayton, OH

Feb-10  3 Week Old Baby Girl Physically Abused, Father Arrested, Louisville, KY

Feb-9    Newborn Baby Boy Abandoned In Public Toilet, Mother Arrested, Greenville, SC

Feb-3    2 Year Old Suffers Brain Damage After Being Shaken, Mother's Boyfriend Arrested, Pocatello, ID

Feb-3    4 Year Old Dies After Being Beaten With A Hammer & Put In Boiling Water, New Iberia, LA

Feb-2    4 Year Old Severly Abused, Mother's Boyfriend Arrested, New Bedford, MA

Jan-31   9 Year Old Girl Raped By Relative, Man Arrested, Muskogee OK

Jan-29   4 Year Old Girl Dies From Extreme Alcohol Poisoning, Father & Aunt Arrested, Alpharetta, GA

Jan-29   2 Teenagers Shot & Killed, Mother Arrested, Tampa FL

Jan-28   9 Month Old Girl Dies of Meth Overdose, Mother Arrested, Glendale, AZ

Jan-26   17 Month Old Girl Murdered, Mom & Mom's Boyfriend Arrested, Sikeston, MI

Jan-26   4 Year Old Girl Molested, Attempted Rape, Man Arrested, Clearwater FL   

Jan-24   11 Week Old Baby Girl Beaten To Death, Father Arrested, North Hampton County, Pennsylvania

Jan-23   4 Year Old Boy Almost Dies From Malnutrition & Abuse, Mother's Boyfriend Arrested, Henderson-NV

Jan-22   4 Year Old Boy Dies After Being Horribly Beaten, Mother's Boyfriend Arrested, Louisville, Kentucky

Jan-22   10 Year Old Girl Raped, Man Arrested, Middleton, Ohio

Jan-20   12 Year Old Boy Severly Tortured & Killed, Woman Arrested, Houston, Texas

Jan-20   5 Year Old Girl Murdered, Parents Arrested, Moreno Valley, California

Jan-19   2 Year Old Boy Suffers Multiple Skull Fractures, Father's Girlfriend Arrested, Alamance County, NC

Jan-19   16 Month Old Boy Dies After Being Put in Pot of Boiling Water, Dallas, Texas

Jan-18   9 Year Old Boy Molested by Doctor, Phoenix, Arizona

Jan-18   10 Month Old Held Under Water & Other Abuse, Father Arrested, Lyons, New York

Jan-16   3 Second Graders Abused by Substitute Teachers, Sarasota, Florida 

Jan-16   2 Year Old Boy Dies After Being Thrown Across A Room, Man Arrested, Aurora Colorado

Jan-16   16 Year Old Girl Suffers Extreme Child Abuse, Father (A Principal) Arrested,

Jan-15   8 Year Old Boy Murdered, Mother Arrested, Quincy, Massachusetts

Jan-15   3 Year Old Girl Severly Beaten, Father Arrested, Celina, OH 

Jan-14   2 Year Old in Critical Condition After Being Abused, Mothers Boyfriend Arrested, Poplarville, MS

Jan-14   8 Yr Old Beaten With Baseball Bat, Suffers Brain Injury & Paralysis, Redding,CA

Jan-14   18 Month Old Boy Used As a Punching Bag by 3 Teenagers, Mother Arrested, Charleston, SC

Jan-13   4 Month Old Beaten & Suffocated to death, Lawrence, MA

Jan-13   2 Year Old Severely Tortured and Killed, Woman Arrested, Houston, TX

Jan-13   10 Year Old Girl Raped, Man arrested Middleton, OH

Jan-11,  13 Month Old Girl Raped by Doctor, Suffers Skull Fractures & other injuries, Mount 
Clemons, MI
Jan-11,  2 Year Old dies from Methadone Overdose, Jacksonville, FL
Jan-11,  3 Year Old given a Heroin Injection to Stop her Crying, East Brookfield, MA
Jan-10   11 Week Old Baby Girl Beaten To Death, Father Arrested, North Hampton, PA
Jan-9     3 Month Old Girl Beaten & Burnt for Messing Up Wrapping Paper, Father Arrested, Roseville, MI
Jan-8     3 Year Old Girl Dies After Being Shaken By Mother & Mother's Boyfriend, Gothenburg, NB