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5 Year Old Natalie Flores Abducted in Phoenix, AZ on 12/25/09 (Update: Found Safe)

5 year old Natalie Flores was abducted on Friday, December 25, 2009, in Phoenix, AZ as she played outside of her home. The Police have issued an Amber Alert.

Natalie Flores Found Safe!!!

She was playing outside with her two sisters when a man ran up and kidnapped her. He took a picture of her elder sister and also tried to lower the pants of one of her sisters according to KPHO News.

Witnesses saw the abduction and watched the man put Natalie in his truck. However, they could not stop the abduction in time.

The kidnapping occurred in the Saddleback Mountain apartments at 12430 N. 19th Avenue in Phoenix. Natalie and her sisters reside with an aunt who is her legal guardian. Her parents live in another state.

Description of Natalie Flores:

  • Natalie is age 5
  • about 4 feet tall
  • weighs around 60 pounds
  • She has curly red, medium-length hair, freckles
  • When last seen, she was wearing blue pants, a pink shirt, and white and pink sneakers.

Description of Suspect:

  • suspect is a “white male, between 30 and 40 years old
  • with blond or gray hair
  • 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9
  • weighs 180 to 190 pounds
  • wearing a gray shirt and peach knee-length shorts.”
  • The suspect may be driving a brown truck with an Arizona state plate of 3HG-774 or 3HG-377 or GHG-337 or 3HG-774N or other similar numbers. The truck may be visibly damaged as a witness said the truck hit a vehicle as it was fleeing the scene of the kidnapping.

UPDATE I: A Christmas Miracle … 5 Year old Natalie Flores Found Safe, rescused by the police.

Finally, a good outcome to a child abduction story.  5 year old Natalie Flores has been found safe and the suspect is in police custody.

UPDATE II: Phoenix Police Find Abducted 5-Year-Old Girl

A 5-year-old girl abducted by a man as she played outside her Phoenix home Friday was rescued hours later after police chased down the suspect’s pickup and found her “alive and well” inside, officials said.

December 26th, 2009 at 01:38pm Posted by | abduction, Amber Alert, arrested, child welfare, Exploitation, Exploited, Found Alive, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, molestation, Pictures, sex offender | 2 comments

11 Year Old Sarah Haley Foxwell Missing Since 12/22/09 from Salisbury, MD (Thomas Leggs Arrested)

11 year old Sarah Haley Foxwell has seen missing since December 22, 2009 from Salisbury, Maryland. Sarah Haley Foxwell was last seen when she went to her room about 9:30 PM wearing fuzzy red pajama bottoms with Christmas trees on them and a pink John Deere T-shirt.  Sarah Haley Foxwell was discovered missing early Wednesday when a relative went to check on  Sarah and her 6-year-old sister.

“She wasn’t in her room,” Lewis said. He said there was no evidence of forced entry to the home where the girls live with their aunt, who is their legal guardian. Leggs is a former boyfriend of the aunt, officials said.

A “juvenile witness” awoke during the night Tuesday and saw Sarah leave the bedroom with “Tommy,” and said he was wearing blue jeans, an orange jacket and white sneakers, the charging document says.


Registered sex offender Thomas Leggs, left – Sarah Haley Foxwell, rt

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

  • Missing Date: Dec 22, 2009
  • Sex: Female
  • Race: White
  • Age: 11
  • Height:  4’8″ (142 cm)
  • Weight:  78 lbs (35 kg)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue 

30 year old Thomas J. Leggs, a registered sex offender has been charged with kidnapping and burglary and was in custody.

Thomas J. Leggs, 30, a registered sex offender, has been charged with kidnapping and burglary and was in custody, authorities said. Officials said that he is Sarah’s aunt’s ex-boyfriend and that their relationship ended about a month ago.

Why on earth do these woman date sex offender?Do they think they will actually change? That they won’t be attracted to little girls? Oh wait, they have changed, they have been cured. What are these woman thinking that they would knowingly date a registered sex offender who raped a teenager. In the process they expose all children around them to this animal.

Lewis said interviews with the children in the house, as well as other evidence, convinced investigators that Leggs abducted Sarah. Lewis said that Leggs, who works as a laborer in a wood and counter business, was refusing to cooperate.

Leggs, who authorities said lives in Salisbury in an outbuilding on property his parents own, is registered as a sex offender in Maryland and Delaware.

According to Maryland’s sex offender registry, Leggs has a conviction for a third-degree sex offense. Wicomico officials said the victim in that crime was a young girl.

According to a Delaware Web site, Leggs is a “high-risk” offender who was convicted in 2001 of raping a teenager.

Authorities were asking for information from anyone who might have seen Leggs’s vehicle, a 2003 champagne-colored Dodge Ram pickup, between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday. Officials ask that anyone with information about Sarah’s disappearance call the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office at 410-548-4891.

Police searching for missing girl; registered sex offender in custody

The suspect is known to the girl’s family, according to a police official.

Earlier Wednesday, the search focused on a radius about three miles in either direction of Sarah’s residence, Wilson said.

A police command center was established about noon Wednesday at a church on Zion Road at Zion Church Road, a location that is central to the residences of both the girl and the suspect, Lewis had said.

UPDATE I:  11 Year Old Sarah Haley Foxwell Found Deceased

To discuss the case further, provide your opinion and get updates … go to Scared Missing Persons: Sarah Haley Foxwell.

cross posted at Scared

December 25th, 2009 at 02:49pm Posted by | abduction, arrested, Exploited, Found Deceased, Missing Children, molestation, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Pictures, sex offender | no comments

Missing Jaycee Lee Dugard Found Safe & Alive After 18 Years in SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, California

Jaycee Lee Dugard had been missing since June 10, 1991 when as an 11 year old girl walking to the bus stop in South Lake Tahoe, CA she was abducted by two individuals. She had not been heard or seen from since.

Jaycee Lee Dugard

18 years later … Jaycee Lee Dugard is found alive and safe. In a missing persons case of don’t ever give up hope, 29 year old Jaycee Lee Dugard has been reunited with her family.

Sadly, Jaycee Lee Dugard had been held as a sex slave by Phillip Garrido, a previously convicted sex offender and kept Dugard in the back yard of his property. According to Fox40 News, Dugard bore several children for sex offender Phillip Garrido. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department stated that the two children were kept in “complete isolation” and had not been to school or a doctor. (Video)

Authorities tell FOX40 News that Dugard bore several children for sex offender Phillip Garrido, who kept her in a backyard device — possibly a shed — as a sex slave for both Garrido and his wife, Nancy Garrido.

Both Phillip and Nancy Garrido were arrested as suspects in the kidnapping case. Authorities say Nancy Garrido was with Phillip Garrido at the time of the abduction and matches the suspect’s description obtained by eyewitnesses in 1991. The Garrido’s Antioch home was searched for evidence Thursday morning.

Authorities with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Division of Adult Parolee Operations report a parolee agent helped crack the 18-year-old kidnapping case while following up on a tip that Garrido was seen with two small children on the campus of UC Berkeley. The diligent questioning of the parolee officer led Garrido to reveal the kidnapping of Dugard. Further questioning revealed Dugard and Garrido were the parents of the two children.

Suspect Admits Abducting Girl Missing For 18 Years

Two suspects are in custody. They were moved Thursday afternoon to the El Dorado County Jail from the Contra Costa County jail where they had been held since their arrest Wednesday.

August 27th, 2009 at 05:57pm Posted by | abduction, arrested, child welfare, Exploited, Found Alive, kidnapped, Missing Children, molestation, Pictures, Rape | no comments

Mark Lunsford, a True American Hero … Providing Justice for Children … Jessica Lunsford’s law

Call it a father’s love for his daughter. Call it Mark Lunsford making sure that his precious 9 year old daughter Jessica Lunsford did not die in vane. The unspeakable acts that John Couey perpetrated on Jessica Lunsford are beyond comprehension. What else but the death penalty did Couey deserve? Mark Lunsford has made it his mission in live that Jessica’s Law will protect children from sex offenders and that the rights of the victim are more important than the rights of sex offenders.


Mark Lunsford has taken the worst personal tragedy that a parent can suffer and turn it into a positive mission for good. Mark Lunsford is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO!!!.

April 19th, 2008 at 01:01pm Posted by | abduction, child welfare, Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Jessica Lunsford, John Couey, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, molestation, Rape, sex offender, sexual assault | one comment

Charles Bickerstaff, 56, Ex-Boy Scout Official Charges with 4 Counts of Sexual Assault

Ex-Boy Scout official, Charles Bickerstaff, has been charged with 4 counts of criminal sexual abuse and 4 counts of criminal sexual assault. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 16 year old boy.

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A former regional Boy Scout official has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Scout at least four times since July.

Charles Bickerstaff, 56, of Dixon, was charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and four counts of criminal sexual assault, Lee County Correctional Officer Larry Schremp said Sunday. Bail was set at $2.5 million at a hearing Friday, and Bickerstaff remained in custody Sunday.

Bickerstaff retired last year as district executive for the Blackhawk Area Council, covering northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, of the Boy Scouts of America. He recruited and trained volunteers and helped organize fundraisers.

The boy alerted authorities to the alleged abuse in late April, and investigators discovered journals in Bickerstaff’s house that detailed facts supporting the boy’s account, Lee County Detective Sgt. David Glessner said.

April 30th, 2007 at 10:06pm Posted by | abused, Exploitation, Exploited, molestation, sex offender, sexual assault | no comments

Allenna Williams Ward, 23 year old Middle School Teacher arrested for having Sex with five boys

If its a school story, it must be another teacher-student sexual exploitation case. 23 Allenna Wardyear old Allenna Williams Ward is accused of having sex with 5 boys whose ages range from 14 to 15. Ward was busted when an inappropriate note from the teach to one of the victims was found in the garbage.

CLINTON, S.C. (WLTX, AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old female middle school teacher was arrested Wednesday, accused of having sex with five boys in locations including the school, at a motel, in a park and behind a restaurant.

Clinton Public Safety Director John Thomas says some of the 14- and 15-year-old victims were students at Bell Street Middle School in Laurens School District 56, where Allenna Williams Ward taught. Others went to a different school.

Investigators say there could be more victims.

Warrants show Ward is charged with five counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and six counts of lewd acts on a minor. The incidents occurred between November and continued up through the past few weeks.

Ward has been fired from her job and is under house arrest. I wonder if this was a male teacher whether the bale would have been so low and house arrest deemed appropriate if 5 female 14 and 15 year old girls had been molested?

School district officials say they held an emergency meeting and fired Ward from her job. Thursday morning, bond was set at $110,000: $10,000 for each of the eleven charges. Terms of her bond include no contact with the alleged victims, no cell phone use, and if she posts bond, Ward is under house arrest.

March 2nd, 2007 at 02:12am Posted by | arrested, child welfare, Exploitation, Exploited, molestation, sex offender, sexual assault, Teacher-Student | 5 comments

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Michael Devlin on Child Pornography & Transportation of a Minor for a Criminal Sex Act

Michael Devlin, the suspected kidnapper of child molester of Ben Ownby and Shawn Devlin_michael corrHornbeck was indicted today by a Federal Grand Jury.

Read the indictment HERE.

Devlin is being charged with four felony counts of production of child pornography and two felony counts of transportation of a minor for a criminal sex act, U.S. Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway of the Eastern District of Missouri announced.

“This is by far the worst thing we have seen,” Hanaway said. “This minor, over the course of five years, had child pornography produced with them as the victim, was taken across state lines so sex crimes could be committed against them.”

It had been reported early on in the investigation that child pornography was found on Devlin’s computer. However, not much had been said since.

Previous charges filed against Michel Devlin.

The indictment states the following:

The indictment alleges that between October 2002 and July 2003, Devlin photographed a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Additionally, the indictment charges that between July 2003 and January 2007, Devlin videotaped a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. In February 2004, Devlin allegedly took a minor to Illinois with the intent to engage in criminal sexual assault. Devlin is also charged with taking a minor to Arizona between June 20 and July 3, 2004, with the intent to engage in sexual assault. (FOX News)

Honestly, Michael Devlin can not be sent away long enough.

If convicted on the first pornography count, Devlin could receive 10 to 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. Some other counts each carry a penalty range of 15 to 30 years in prison and/or fines of up to $250,000, while those involving transportation for purpose of criminal sex acts, carry a range of five years to 30 years prison and/or fines up to $250,000, per count.

March 1st, 2007 at 04:30pm Posted by | Exploited, kidnapped, Michael Devlin, molestation, sex offender, sexual assault, William Ownby | no comments

Ronald Evan Mays Convicted of Molesting 8 year old Girl on Southwest Airlines Flight

46 year old Ronald Evan Mays was found guilty of sexually molesting and sexually touching an 8 year old girl who was sitting next to him. The abuse took place aboard a South West flight from Tampa, FL to Nashville, TN.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A businessman was convicted Friday in federal court of sexually touching an 8-year-old girl who was sitting next to him on an airplane.

Ronald Evan Mays, 46, was found guilty of abusive sexual contact with a child, assault and obstruction of justice. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

May’s attorney tried to claim that it was another man that was sitting in an unassigned seat that committed the abuse; however, both the 8 year old girl and separate passenger picked Mays out of a line up.

Prosecutors said Mays also used a software program to destroy files on his computer after the government had requested it. Some files were recovered and show scenes of child pornography, prosecutors said.

February 17th, 2007 at 12:41pm Posted by | abused, child welfare, Exploited, molestation, sex offender | one comment

Convicted Child Molester Fred Everts get 800 Years … NICE!!!

Child molester sentenced to 800 year … now there’s a good start.

Fred Everts, 36, was convicted of molesting three boys ages 3, 9 and 11and was sentenced to 800 year in a San Jose, California court. Everts had admitted to molesting over 40 children. Many states in the US should follow this example.

Police discovered the crimes two years ago while investigating Dean Arthur Schwartzmiller, who authorities say may have molested hundreds of youngsters over decades and kept detailed logs on the children.

Schwartzmiller, 65, was sentenced in January to 152 years in prison for abusing two 12-year-old boys. He and Everts had met in prison on earlier molestation charges and eventually moved in together in San Jose.

Steve Fein, who prosecuted both men, said Everts admitted molesting about 40 children, including his 3-month-old biological son. He asked for the maximum sentence of 1,175 years to life.

Everts’ sentence was compounded under California’s three-strikes law because of two felony convictions in Oregon in 1993 for sodomy and sexual abuse on his young stepson. (AP)

February 10th, 2007 at 12:15am Posted by | child welfare, molestation, sex offender | one comment

William Lorenzo Page, Father of Nyia Miangel Page Charged with criminal homicide, kidnapping …

William Lorenzo Page, 23, the father of Nyia Miangel Page whose body was found Sunday at an abandoned playground was charged with criminal homicide, kidnapping, false reports and simple assault.

A man angry his toddler daughter wouldn’t go to bed knocked her unconscious and left her to die outside in single-digit temperatures, police said.

The frozen body of Nyia Miangel Page, who was about to turn 2, was found Sunday at an abandoned playground about a 10-minute walk from the family’s home. Tiny footprints in the snow suggest she had gotten up and wandered around before she died, police said. (AP)

William Lorenzo Page was in jail on unrelated charges. Those charges consisted sexually abusing another child shortly before Nyia died. What a piece of human garbage this one is.

The sexual abuse charge against Page came as police investigated Nyia’s disappearance.

Police said another child in the house told investigators that sometime overnight Friday, Page entered a bedroom, covered the child’s mouth with one hand and touched the child’s genitals with the other. The child said Page then left the room, followed by Nyia, police said.



February 8th, 2007 at 08:02pm Posted by | arrested, child welfare, Crime/Murder, molestation, sex offender | no comments

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