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JUNE 27 2014
JUNE 27 2014
A Washington State AA Member goes on a shooting spree at the Seattle Pacific University killing 2 students. He had been attending 12 step meetings for sometime. They obviously did not address this man’s mental problems. Maybe doing his 4th step sent him over the edge.
By Ryan Gorman and Michael Zennie Published: 7 June 2014
A friend of the 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on a Seattle university says the shooter is a’ sweet kid’ but is haunted by his struggle with addiction.
One student died and three others were wounded after Aaron Ybarra stormed the campus of Seattle Pacific University Thursday night with a shotgun – and a friend who had dinner with the suspect the night before the rampage says he is ‘shocked’ the recovering alcoholic is involved. Daytona Beach AA and NA Meetings in Ormond Beach.
Nate Flesch told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that he and Ybarra attend the same Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and that the troubled man has been sober for about one year. He spoke with the paper only hours before the suspected shooter was led into court in shackles. Holly Hill commissioners and the Mayor race 2014.
‘For the past year and a half or so he’s been trying to turn his life around,’ Flesch said. ‘He attends the same (Alcoholics Anonymous) classes as I do in the Lynnwood area. He’s a kid that I think has been sober now for a little bit over a year.’
Flesch called Ybarra ‘socially awkward,’ but ‘sweet.’
‘He’s a sweet kid, he’s a nice kid, very thankful, very appreciative, and I’m just kind of shocked to hear it was Aaron who was involved in this.’
Ybarra would often go to the bar where Flesch works as a bartender and order a soda or juice – never alcohol.
The suspected shooter also just started a new job, Flesch told the paper.
‘He was proud that they were starting to like him at his job. They were giving him more hours, and he was excited that he would have more money.
Flesch insists he has no idea ‘what set [Ybarra] off,’ and that he is ‘flabbergasted by the sequence of events.
‘He was trying to turn his life around, that he was trying to be a better person, and he was kind of working on his social skills, too,’ Flesch continued, adding he had lunch with Ybarra the night before the assault. Solemn: Students and other supporters form a prayer circle Friday on the campus of Seattle Pacific University ‘It’s a little eerie, a little scary,’ said Flesch. ‘To be honest with you, I’m a little heartbroken. It breaks my heart to see a kid like this, who was turning himself around, kind of just go off the deep end. I don’t know what triggered it. ‘For this to happen is mind-boggling, and I don’t know what else to say.’ The friend spoke not long after the identity of the hero who brought the onslaught to an end with a can of pepper spray was identified by police.
Students at Seattle Pacific University say Jon Meis saved countless lives when he sprang into action as the shooter stopped to reload his weapon Thursday afternoon.
The heroic engineering student reportedly hit Ybarra with the pepper spray as he ran at and tackled him, saving countless lives.
Meis, 26, is engaged to be married and has ‘everything to live for’ friends said. But he risked his life and ended the murderous rampage.
‘I’m proud of the selfless actions that my roommate, Jon Meis, showed today taking down the shooter. He is a hero,’ tweeted Matt Garcia.
A victim is loaded into an ambulance on the campus of Seattle Pacific University after a shooting Thursday afternoon
A victim is loaded into an ambulance on the campus of Seattle Pacific University after a shooting Thursday afternoon
Classmate Briana Clarke told the Seattle Times that Meis, who was on duty as a hall monitor, sprayed the attacker in the face, grabbed him around the neck and then wrestled him to the ground.
‘There were a lot of shells on the ground..it looked like he was planning to go the distance and Jon stopped him,’ another student told KOMO-TV.
Several other students then piled on the attacker and held him until police arrived.
‘But for the great response for the people at Seattle Pacific this incident would have been much more tragic,’ assistant police chief Paul McDonagh said Thursday night.
A 19-year-old male student was shot in the head and died at a nearby hospital. A 20-year-old female student was shot in the neck and remains in critical condition. Two other students, both males in their 20s, were wounded but are in good condition after sustaining minor injuries. The gunman has been identified as Aaron Ybarra, 26, according to KIRO-TV. Authorities say he is not a student and has no connection to Seattle Pacific University or to any of his victims. Detectives are still trying to determine why he targeted the college.
Witnesses said the gunman barged into Otto Miller Hall – the science and engineering building for the university – about 3.30pm on Thursday. One witness told KIRO-TV that the gunman held his weapon on three students and told them not to move, when they did, he shot and wounded two and shot another student in the face. The victim who was shot in the face was rushed to the hospital, where he died. ‘The shooter began to reload his shotgun and a student that is the building monitor inside the hall confronted the shooter, was able to subdued the individual, and once on the ground, other students jumped on top of him and were able to pin the shooter to the ground until police arrived,’ Seattle Police Captain Chris Fowler said in a press conference. Seattle Pacific is a small Christian college associated with the Free Methodist Church with a student body just of about 4,370
The university was placed on lockdown and the administrators advised students to stay inside and lock their windows and doors and close their blinds. Students were sent an email blast that warned: ‘THIS IS NOT A DRILL.’
It’s unknown whether the gunman is a student at the university or whether the victims were random strangers or targeted.
Some students told KCPQ-TV that they recognized the shooter, indicating that they might have recognized the gunman.
Video from KIRO-TV showed a young man who appeared to be in his late teens or early 20s being led away in handcuffs.
When is AA World Services going to stop having meetings without safety guidelines? How many more children have to get molested by AA members for AA World Services does something?
THE BELLINGHAM HERALD May 9, 2014
A Bellingham man who molested a 3-year-old girl at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting pleaded guilty to second-degree child molestation Thursday, May 8, in Whatcom County Superior Court.
Gilbert Hannah, 66, was attending a meeting in January 2013 when he went into a nearby room where the 3-year-old and a 9-year-old girl were playing alone, according to court documents. NA Daytona Beach NA and AA Meetings in Holly Hill Parks.
After the meeting, the older girl told her grandmother that a man had come into the room and put his hand down the younger girl’s tights. The older girl said she didn’t say anything when it was happening because she was scared the man would do the same thing to her, according to court documents. Florida SOS, Life Ring, Women for Sobriety Meetings.
Relatives called police and decided to continue attending meetings to see if they could find a man who fit the description the older girl gave to police. The younger girl, who had recently turned 3, was unable to talk about what happened.
After some time, the girls’ relatives were able to figure out that Hannah likely was the one who molested the girl. Bellingham Police officers interviewed Hannah Feb. 14, and he admitted that he had been at the meeting and gone in the room where the girls were playing but initially said he didn’t remember putting his hand down the girl’s tights.
He later admitted that he did but said it was an accident. He was arrested for child molestation about a week later. NA Florida Region Orlando Meetings.
Hannah could serve 20 months in prison for the charge, though the Department of Corrections will have to complete a pre-sentencing investigation before he is sentenced.
From the Anderson County District Attorney’s Office:
PALESTINE, TX – Willis Demond Carwell, 32, of Palestine was sentenced to a total of 375 years in prison on five counts of sexual assault of a child on Tuesday afternoon at the Anderson County Courthouse. Daytona Beach AA Meetings Schedule.
A jury of eight men and four women reached verdicts of 75 years on each count at 1:13 p.m. on Tuesday following a sentencing hearing which started on Monday.
Carwell showed little emotion as District Judge Pam Foster Fletcher who presided over trial read the jury’s substantial verdict. Holly Hill Commissioner complaints.
Anderson County Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Watkins represented the State of Texas with assistance from District Attorney Doug Lowe.
Carwell had earlier pleaded guilty to the assaults which are second degree felony. However, the possible punishment range was increased to a minimum of 5 years and maximum of 99 years or life because Carwell had been to prison for burglary of a habitation. Holly Hill Police Complaints in Holly Hill Florida.
The female child victim testified in response to questioning by Assistant District Attorney Watkins about how she came to know Carwell.
“My mom took me with her to a meeting of Alcoholic’s Anonymous and we met and I talked to him (Carwell). He came over to our house after that,” the victim said. Continue reading
A 48-year-old Santa Barbara man who punched a 71-year-old man during an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be sentenced to up to nine years in state prison on Friday.
Doug Stekkinger was found guilty of three felony charges including elder abuse, assault by means of force likely to cause great bodily injury, and battery with serious bodily injury. Stekkinger was also convicted of a special allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury on someone 70 years of age or older, which would significantly increase the sentence.
On April 12, 2012, Stekkinger attended an AA meeting at the Veteran’s Memorial Building with his dog, Blue. A confrontation between the older man and Stekkinger ensued about whether or not dogs were allowed inside during meetings. Stekkinger subsequently punched the victim in the face, shattering his cheekbone in three places.
According to a statement from the DA’s Office, the “victim put his hand on Stekkinger’s shoulder and attempted to counsel him that dogs were not permitted on the premise during meetings.” Stekkinger plead not guilty to all felony counts, claiming he acted in self-defense and that the man grabbed his neck before he punched him. The case went to trial, which lasted three days. AA Daytona Beach Meetings Holly Hill, Port Orange and Daytona.
“This is a travesty — one punch,” said Ted Stekkinger, Doug’s older brother in November. “AA is supposed to be a place for serenity.” He said his brother has lived in Santa Barbara for about 25 years and had been “straightening himself out.”
“If someone grabs you, what do you do?” Ted went on. “Stop and ask to see their ID? ‘Oh, you’re 69, I can punch you.’ Or, ‘Oh, you’re 70, I can’t punch you,” added Ted, who is a retired police officer. Deland Drug Court Michael Jewell and Judge Will AA Meetings.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, Stekkinger has an additional conviction on his record, but prosecutors wouldn’t go into detail on the previous case. Recent police reports indicate Stekkinger was also arrested for misdemeanor sexual battery on October 8 after detectives obtained an arrest warrant for him after he allegedly grabbed the buttocks of a 23-year-old woman at a beer festival in late September. He has been in custody since his November assault conviction. Holly Hill Commissioners problems.
How many child porn sellers and sex predators have to be sent to AA and NA meetings before child advocates will care that AA and NA invite teens to these meetings with these people with no safety regulations and no leaders? Will the FBI ever care? Child protective services care? Somebody help us to stop this insanity.
Craig Cilley of Belchertown receives two-year jail sentence on child pornography charges, with six months to be served
By BOB DUNN@BDGazette
Thursday, December 5, 2013
NORTHAMPTON — A 30-year old Belchertown man, convicted of child pornography possession and dissemination, was sentenced Wednesday to a two-year jail term and probation on those charges.
Craig Cilley, of 418 Chauncey Walker Road will serve six months of that sentence in the Hampshire County House of Correction, with the remainder being suspended for three years while he is on probation.
During that time, Cilley must undergo sex offender treatment, have no unapproved contact with children under 18, not reside with any child under 18, have no employment or volunteer activity that would put him in contact with anyone under 18, remain drug free and submit to random testing, attend two Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a month, undergo mental health treatment, grant the probation department access to any of his digital devices to examine their contents and Internet activity, avoid providing any child under 16 access to any electronic device that has online capability and forfeit any computers, digital storage devices, cellphones and accessories used in the commission of the crimes for which he was convicted. Continue reading
Another sex abuser mandated to AA meetings. The rooms are not safe plain and simple.
A Saskatchewan woman has been sentenced for participating in sexual acts with her son, who is in the care of the Ministry of Social Services. NA Daytona meeting schedule.
The 41-year-old woman from La Ronge cannot be named because it could reveal the identity of her teenage son, whose name is banned from publication.
Judge Marilyn Gray accepted the joint-submission of 120 days time served followed by 18 months of probation for sexual assault and sexual interference.
Court heard the charges stem from 2011. The boy, who lives at a Ranch Ehrlo group home, said he would be forced to “hump” his mother while she sat in a chair, demonstrating several other sexual positions the two had engaged in. He also said his mother would stroke his genitals over top of his clothing.
Despite coming forward, the Crown said he was still worried his mother would get in trouble. Even if the boy had seemingly participated willingly, “she should have known better,” according to the Crown. St. Johns County Florida Drug Court AA Meetings.
Defence lawyer Wanda Towstego told the court the woman has struggled with addiction for most of her life, and is ready to deal with her issues.
Social service workers described the interactions they saw between the accused and her son as “appropriate” and were unaware of the incestuous nature of their relationship, she said. Volusia County Drug Court forces religious AA and NA meetings.
As part of her probation conditions, the woman must attend any required counselling sessions, including sex offender treatment and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
She’s also banned from having contact with her son unless supervised by a family service worker.
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Well, well, well… are the writers of Law & Order SVU reading our blogs and finally getting it right and telling the truth about AA? We hope so.
Tonight as I watched, I hardly could believe my eyes and ears as Mr 13 stepper, stepped up to the plate, he hit the nail on the head for me as a guy with 10 years of sobriety, slinging AA slogans like he began AA in kindergarten and what not….
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Season 15, Episode 9: Rapist Anonymous Nov 20, 2013 Detective Amanda Rollins (Giddish) helps her friend Lena Olson (Amy Seimetz) press charges against her lover when she accuses him of rape. But Lena’s history with the suspect and her proclivity for rough sex makes the he-said she-said investigation too difficult to pursue. When the case escalates to murder, a dangerous love triangle is discovered and Rollins is forced to confess her private life on the stand. Written By Anonymous– wait a minute….are they kidding… not posting the writer of this episode….are they an ex stepper?
Another person charged with sex crimes against children took a plea deal, this time for reckless endangerment. She tried to have oral sex with a 12 year old at her parents home during a party. She is married also! All she got was probation and mandated AA meetings.
The buxom blond initially faced charges that included aggravated sexual battery and solicitation of a minor for rape of a minor after her arrest earlier this year.
Garner was accused of trying to seduce the young boy by fondling his penis and trying to pull down his pants after cornering him in a bathroom during a party at his parents’ house.
A former NFL cheerleader accused of trying to perform oral sex on a 12-year-old boy was sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading no contest to a reckless endangerment charge, according to a report. Volusia County Drug Court and Judge Will.
Elizabeth Garner, 42 — who cheered for the Tennessee Titans for three seasons until 2008 — pleaded no contest to a reckless endangerment charge before her sentence in October, TMZ reported. Daytona AA Intergroup Meetings in Sunrise Park by Bruce O.
This sick Child porn distributor became an AA member after his arrest on child pornography charges. He got off easy with only 10 days in jail and probation. He was facing 10 years! AA helped this dirt bag get the AA get out of jail card.
A Rapid City man will spend time in jail and on probation after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.
Circuit Judge Robert Mandel suspended the execution of two concurrent five-year prison sentences for 41-year-old Waylen S. Block, but imposed a 10-day jail sentence and three years probation when Block appeared for sentencing Friday.
Block was charged with three counts of possession, manufacture and distribution of child pornography in March. He pleaded guilty to two charges, related to images found on his computer.
Pennington County State’s Attorney Gina Nelson left the sentencing to Mandel but informed him that it was the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that alerted local officers to Block’s conduct. He was posting graphic downloaded images of small children on an adult site, she said. AA Meetings in Holly Hill Parks
Nelson recommended a prison sentence.
Block’s attorney, Randall Connelly, said his client was a daily drinker who battled depression during the year he viewed the images. Block cooperated with investigators.
After his arrest, Block took “dramatic and aggressive steps to correct his behavior,” Connelly said. His client joined Alcoholics Anonymous and Sex Addicts Anonymous, the attorney said. Block faced a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine on each of the two counts he pleaded guilty to. Holly Hill Police Department Complaints.NA Daytona meetings in Daytona Beach Florida and Port Orange.
A woman who killed her lover during a booze-fueled night in 2010 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and requested her bail be revoked so she can begin serving her expected six-year sentence. NA and AA Daytona Beach Meeting.
Renee Laurence, 34, who admitted guilt in the 2010 stabbing death of Greg Goodeve, called an end to court proceedings that were expected to continue until 2015, had it not been for the Nov. 1 plea bargain. Continue reading
So glad this excellent article writes about the 12 step organizations of AA and NA.
This AA member thought it was a good idea to stop by his AA Sponsors house after kidnapping his mother and her boyfriend. Crazy people in AA!
GRAYSON COUNTY, TX — A West Texas man is accused of taking two people on a wild ride after tying them up with cords.
Troy Stills, 30, of Roby, Tex., was indicted on two counts of aggravated kidnapping. According to court documents, Stills tied up his mom and her boyfriend in June while he was staying on their property, using cords from a lamp and a hot plate.
He allegedly told them he wanted a ride to abilene to kill his ex-wife and children because he was told he couldn’t see them.
They wound up at his Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor’s house near Van Alstyne, where he got out, and the alleged victims got away, documents state.
Stills is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond while awaiting trial. If convicted, he could face from five years to life in prison.
Another violent man gets the get out jail AA card.
BAY CITY, MI — A Hampton Township father who police say fought with them after attacking his two children has avoided jail, though contact with his children is still forbidden.
Bay County Chief District Judge Timothy J. Kelly on Tuesday, Oct. 1, sentenced Robert E. Kribs, 42, to one year of probation, with 90 days in jail deferred. While on probation, Kribs is to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings once a week, submit to alcohol and drug testing, continue receiving mental health counseling and not have any sort of contact with his children.
Kelly is to review the no-contact provision in December.
Kribs in August pleaded no contest to single counts of domestic violence, attempted resisting or obstructing police and attempted interference with an electronic communications device. In exchange for his pleas, the prosecution dismissed two counts of domestic violence, second offense, and single counts of exciting a disturbance, interfering with an electronic communications device and assault, resisting or obstructing police. Continue reading
Tory Bryant is considered mentally ill and plead guilty for assault and battery for hitting his daughter. In a plea deal they dropped 3 attempted murder charges when he set the house on fire with his mother, daughter and other child were inside. The judge mandated Tory Bryant to AA or NA meetings, anger management and a psychological evaluation!
By Buffy Spencer, The Republican
on September 24, 2013
Rosalyn Bryant said her son would never have set her house on fire – with her, his 5-year-old daughter, and another 7-year-old inside – if he hadn’t been drunk and high on drugs.
Page said since she was appointed to the bench 15 years ago, she has repeatedly talked about the need for a secure facility to which she could sentence people with mental-health issues such as the 24-year-old Bryant.
But since there is no such facility, Page imposed a 2 1/2- to four-year sentence to state prison. Tory Bryan pleaded guilty to charges, admitting he set the fire at the family home.
Assistant District Attorney Clarissa A. Wright showed Page photos of the Rosewell Street house, which had about $40,000 in damage as a result of the fire. Bryant’s mother, daughter and the other girl got out safely after the alarm sounded, and they saw smoke, according to the prosecutor. Continue reading
As part of his plea,Joseph McCoy Burr III was ordered to attend anger management classes and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. This is an extremely dangerous man. His girlfriend is truly lucky to be alive. AA attendees beware! Just For Today Daytona NA Meetings in Hollyland Park located in Holly Hill Florida continue to smoke in our parks.
Man pleads guilty to hatchet assault
A Villa Rica man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Monday following multiple alleged assaults of his live-in girlfriend, including one in which he was accused of wielding a hatchet at her.
Joseph McCoy Burr III, 41, was originally charged with 14 counts, including charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and battery. The man was sentenced by Judge Bill Hamrick to 13 years in prison, to be followed by 17 years of probation, in Carroll County Superior Court on Monday.
Burr was arrested in March 2012 following an allegation that he had assaulted a woman who lived with him on Bonnie Sue Drive, breaking five ribs. The two alleged incidents occurred in February and March of that year.
Burr apologized in open court Monday, though the female victim was not present.
“I was wrong, and I’m very sorry,” he said, crying. “I never meant for that to happen, and I want to thank the judge for not giving me a bond when I was before him a few months ago. Sitting in that jail cell for 21 hours a day has helped me.”
In the February incident, Burr allegedly wielded a hatchet at the victim, striking her on the hand and ankle when she tried to deflect the weapon. The defendant then hit the woman with a drinking glass and used the cord of a heating pad to choke her, police said.
Also in that February incident, Burr allegedly poured hot candle wax on the female while she was in the bathtub, cleaning her wounds. Daytona Beach Area Meetings.
In the March incident noted in the indictment, shortly after which Burr was arrested, the defendant allegedly hit the woman with a belt buckle and then plunged her head underwater while she was in the bath, holding it there until she was able to pull the drain stopper to let the tub’s water out so she could breathe. Sunrise Park AA Meetings. Continue reading
Oh God help us! Man who tackled women and gnawed thier faces, broke into a house, hit an EMT personal is mandated to AA Meetings. PLEASE,PLEASE do not send your kids or teens to AA/NA meetings. You never know who you will be sitting next to and told to hug and hold hands.
— A man accused of gnawing at a woman’s face is now in jail.
On Thursday morning in the Wayne County Courthouse, Richard Cimino, 21, was sentenced for an incident that occurred on Sept. 7, 2012.
His total sentence from Judge Raymond Hamill is 90 days to 23-1/2 years in prison at the Wayne County Correctional Facility. Cimino also has to pay the cost of prosecution, pay $15,693.11 in restitution at a minimum of $200 a month, pay a $50 per month supervision fee, refrain from the use of drugs and alcohol, undergo drug and alcohol testing, attend a minimum of one AA meeting per week and pay a $200 fine for count 8, criminal mischief.
There is no criminal too dangerous to mandate to your local AA meeting. Here is more proof! Wagner is classified as a high-risk offender due to his “atrocious” criminal record. This man has a three-page record of numerous offences including well over nine assaults, four robberies and attempted robberies and two of uttering threats. na daytona aa daytona
Harold Carmichael The Sudbury Star
It was perhaps pure luck that a Saskatoon man with a long and violent criminal history was spotted hitchhiking in the Greater Sudbury area on April 1. Continue reading
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Many child molesters and sex offenders are routinely mandated to AA Meetings as part of their probation requirements. Yet no one is ever warned at these meetings before their arrival. The molester does not have to tell people at AA meetings what their crime is. Then we have AA old-timers who prey on children and women as well. This AA pervert went after a little toddler! How disgusting, yet AA refuses to do anything to prevent child molestation by AA members. Daytona NA daytonana nadaytona Daytona
Published: March 6, 2013
By CALEB HUTTON — THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
BELLINGHAM – A Bellingham man has been charged with molesting a toddler at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
After claiming several times he couldn’t remember touching the girl – but never denying it – Gilbert Ray “Butch” Hannah, 64, admitted to police he put his hand under her tights, according to charging documents filed last week in Whatcom County Superior Court. He told police it was an accident. Continue reading
AA Member Brandon James Westphal is wanted in the kidnapping and beating of a fellow AA member that was his X-girlfiend. After attending an AA meeting, the victim was speaking with another member outside when Westphal walked up with a crowbar and a fight ensued. According to the AA member she was kidnapped and beaten by Westphal.
AA Member Brandon Wesphal has a criminal history, and most likely was a court mandate to these meetings. Thank goodness the young woman did not end up murdered like Karla Brada did by her Alcoholics Anonymous boyfriend.
AA Member Donald Judge 69, was sentenced for possessing over 6690 images and 2382 videos of child porn with children as young as 5 years old. He was an AA Sponsor to others in Alcoholics Anonymous. I wonder how many sexual inventories did he take of minors in his care? Yes that is standard AA practice to get 12 step members, including teens to talk about their sex lives. AA is NOT just about drinking alcohol, they want to know all the dirt on every person who walks into the rooms. If you do not comply, then they tell you that you are not working the program and will fail.
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services and Santa Clarita Alcoholics Anonymous has been sued by the parents of murder victim Karla Brada.
Grieving parents say in court that their daughter was murdered by her sociopathic addict boyfriend because Alcoholics Anonymous concealed his history of domestic violence.
” The Mendezes say that AA showed a “reckless disregard for, and deliberate indifference … to the safety and security of victims attending AA meetings who are repeatedly preyed on at these meetings by financial, violent, and sexual predators like Earle.” AA has known for years that meetings “are repeatedly used by financial, sexual, and violent predators as a means to locate victims,” according to the lawsuit in Superior Court.
But nevertheless the organization has no “specific policies and guidelines concerning conduct of so-called ‘sponsors'” and does little to supervise them.”
AA Member who met a woman at an AA meeting brutally rapes her. He had a past criminal history of sexually assaulting another woman in 2004 that he also met at an AA meeting.
By: Mike McIntyre
Posted: 03/30/2010 1:00 AM
A Manitoba Crown attorney wept Monday as she described how a rape victim has been devastated by the attack.
Jocelyn Ritchot had to pause several times as she struggled to read a statement on behalf of the woman, whose 46-year-old former boyfriend pleaded guilty to several charges. He was sentenced to three years in prison in addition to 18 months of time already served. His name isn’t being published to protect the identity of the victim.
“I trusted you. I cared for you. I only wanted the best for you. Why, why, why?” the woman wrote. “Emotionally I felt dirty, used, guilty that somehow I allowed it to happen, and very degraded. I feel like my soul has been robbed.”
The victim — who wasn’t present for the sentencing hearing — began dating the man after they met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in 2007, court was told. They ended their romance in July 2008 but continued to be friends. However, everything changed when the woman went to his Beausejour-area home in September 2008 and found him intoxicated.
“I wanted to help him. I felt sorry for him. Then it became a nightmare,” she wrote.
The man put duct tape over her face, bound her hands and legs together and then sodomized her. He also demanded she call her 18-year-old daughter to come over so he could sexually assault her while she watched. She was repeatedly beaten when she refused. The man also threatened to hit her with a lead pipe.
“No mother should ever be put in that position,” Ritchot told court. “He had no regard for the feelings or personal integrity of the victim.”
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