I stood before a federal court and spoke my daughters words. Multiple times I wanted to break down but I kept myself together to stay strong for her. I knew in that moment I had to be her voice and … Continue reading
My daughter was a happy, carefree, beautiful and loving 12 year old little girl. You found her on Snapchat. You hid behind lies and deceit. You taught her things a 12 year old should never know. You asked for disgusting and compromising pictures and videos of her over and over despite her telling you no. Things such as masturbating with her hairbrush and the list could go on for miles. You convinced her that you loved her and cared for her more than anyone in the world.
You sent her disgustingly horrible videos and pictures and when she wouldn’t comply with your wishes you would tell her about your other girlfriends. Your mind games were endless. She believed you were a teen. She believed everything that you said. Why would she believe any different? She was naive and innocent to your cruel and evil intentions.
When I discovered your communication I immediately started doing background work on you. You were easy to find even with your lies. I had a face to face discussion with you on a Snapchat call where you also tried to lie to me. You begged me to not go to the police and swore yes you had lied about your age you were not 15 but you were only 17. I told you right then and there I was going to the police regardless. I already knew your lies.
With your perverse and sinister nature you didn’t care. Within days you were again reaching out to talk to her. This time offering her and her friend money to have sex with you. You traveled to take my daughter from her home and video sexual acts with her and her friend within a week of my conversation with you. They had literally just turned 13 and you not only wanted to take them from their homes and give them money for videoing sex with them you traveled around 5 hours to do so.
You have no conscience. You didn’t care about their well-being mentally or physically. You knew the dangers and your perverse mentality was reckless without any concern for my daughters life.
She has been in therapy for over a year now. She was on suicide watch for months. She went from a happy innocent girl to a child that began to hate herself. I could see something had changed but couldn’t find the issue for a couple of months due to Snapchat’s setup. Once I found you though it was days, weeks and months of dealing with local, state and federal law enforcement. My 13 year old daughter, your victim, lost so many newly sought after teenage freedoms because we were scared to death to let her out of our sight. She was not allowed to go to friend’s houses for sleepovers and she wasn’t even allowed to talk or texts friends for the past year unless she sat beside of us for fear another evil man was after her. Her grades bottomed out and she switched schools 3 times. I couldn’t go back to work and my own panic attacks set in. I struggled to stay in nursing school and graduate. My youngest daughter struggled so much with what has happened to her sister she too now has severe anxiety and depression. She is also in therapy and starting to now have panic attacks. She trusts no one. It has affected our family as a whole.
You are a man who took advantage of my child and preyed on her innocence and did so with malice. The simple fact that you completely disregarded that I was going to the police and continued to send messages and videos and ask for them in return over and over and then tried to pick her up and give her money for sex knowing her age at 12 and 13 clearly shows that there is no place for you in society. You will continue to be a danger to young girls everywhere at all times with freedom.
I ask the court on behalf of my daughter and my family to please punish him to the fullest extent allowable. We ask for this to save other young girls and their families from this destruction. Children deserve to have protection. They deserve to have an innocence and for it to not be taken by a sick and twisted perverse adult that knows better. An adult that doesn’t care about the law or the harm they cause to young children. An adult that is willing to travel for hours to satisfy his sick desires. He has proven to be one of those people.
My daughter began to change. At first it was wanting privacy I believed it to be normal teenage angst. Then the attitudes set in which seemed off putting but it increasingly got worse along with the anger. I randomly went through her phone but could not find anything out of place. I dug thru her social media, texts and calls and always came up empty handed. Until the day I had her phone and she received a message on snapchat which asked if she would be at her dads soon so they could hook up. I knew something was severely wrong at this point. After many meetings with local and state police, the FBI as well as US Marshalls the pieces started to fall together. The rape and molestation of my daughter was uncovered.
This man deceived my child. He made up a name and said he was a teenager. My daughter was 12 years old at the time they started to talk. He was very aware of her age. He told her he loved her more than anyone. He lied to and manipulated her.
On her 13th birthday, he drove to her fathers house and again via snapchat let her know he was there to give her a birthday present of $50. Instead of the $50 he told her she was a big girl now while he began to take off her clothes and despite her telling him no he proceeded to molest and rape my child.
You were bigger and stronger than my little girl. She was so scared she told you no but knew you would overpower her and maybe even hurt or kill her at that point. You not only took her virginity but you took her sense of security. She was too young and naive to realize there was an evil human waiting to exploit her for their own sick sexual gratification.
She ended up having severe anxiety and depression. I had to hide all of the knives and medications in the home. I sat up day and night listening and watching her making sure she was ok for months on end. To this day I dont rest well for worry about her safety and security. My daughter will have to continue to have testing for sexually transmitted diseases for years to come because of you.
She again just had her birthday. She had finally turned a corner thanks to intensive therapy. That was until her birth month came. That’s when the anxiety and depression hit again. It was a reminder of what you had done to her and everything that she lost. It was a reminder for our whole family.
She didn’t just relive it that day. She has nightmares often. I have seen the fear in her eyes when she sees vehicles that look like the ones you drove to rape her or when she sees someone that looks or sounds like you. She knows you are incarcerated but she has to remind herself that during those times. Even then it takes a while for her to calm down.
You didn’t just take her virginity you took a part of her life forever. You took my happy, loving, sweet and innocent girl and destroyed her temporarily.
I say temporarily because she is the strongest, bravest and most resilient girl I know. In a years time she has picked herself up and finally started to begin live again. She finally goes out of the house without that look of anxiety and fear.
She has lost so much by your hands. I nearly had to quit nursing school. I also too went thru a horrible period of depression and anxiety along with major panic attacks because I was unable to find your trail and stop you from destroying my daughter and my family’s lives. My youngest daughter had to also go into therapy and now also has panic attacks often.
The world is not safe with you in it. You have done this to girls and women of all ages. You had a wife and a family. You have destroyed every single one of those people. You knew to use Snapchat you knew it wouldn’t be traced as long as your victims didn’t save anything. Without that there was no proof you even existed. You methodically chose the weakest of the weak. You exploited those weaknesses to make you look better, richer, more loving and more caring. You understood every move you made. You have no sympathy not even for your own child who one day will be faced with the challenges of dodging perverse adult men and women just like yourself.
I ask the courts for the safety of other females of all ages to give this man the maximum sentence allowed by law. Help to save children that would be in harms way if this man were out on the streets. There is no age at which individuals such as him are safely integrated into society.
I’m trying so hard to stop. My mind goes to places it shouldn’t. I am in a near constant state of panic. My PTSD is triggered so easily. I have no trust in people anymore except a select few friends.
Growing up I was always the “black sheep”. I wasn’t the perfect oldest and I wasn’t the baby who demanded attention. I did my thing typically flying under the radar. I was by far the smartest but always the one they expected to fall on their face. When I graduated and went off to college my oldest sister was finishing her masters degree and my baby sister was a senior in high school so of course choice of college wasn’t an option and I was just kind of sent off to fend for myself at a college I despised. I started working because I had no money to eat on. After my first semester, I quit to work full time. Shortly there after I got married then pregnant. To a man that was severely abusive. Baby number 2 then finally a divorce. Then came the second marriage number two a few years later and following baby number 3. Then came 4&5. Then surprise he was cheating too. He was mentally abusive and quite frankly horrible in bed unless you liked the same old 3-5 min round. lol
I divorced him finally too after many separations. Then came the turmoil and an out of the nowhere boyfriend I didn’t even like who raped and molested me. The children were gone those weekends he was in thank goodness and it was only directed at me but it wouldn’t stop. I tried kicking him out he would just come back when the kids were there bc he knew I wouldn’t raise hell in front of them for anything in the world. I nearly drank myself to death on the weekends they weren’t there. Then the next loser so the freak would leave then I despised his lying ass but he moved on out of nowhere while I was at work and again in front of the kids he knew I wouldn’t say a word.
How in the sam hell did I get myself into all those situations???? I finally chose online dating and found one I wanted to meet and married him rather quick. I can’t shut off my past. I can’t stop my gut from telling my brain be aware. I trigger so easily. I cry and I worry and my anxiety is out of this world. I take meds but they only help partially. The world doesn’t stop and my chest hurts and my heart breaks constantly. I miss my kids and I worry so very much.
My therapist is working with me intensely but I can’t grasp and do everything I need to. She says baby steps are necessary and not to get discouraged but it freaking sucks. So much is coming up in my life and the nightmares don’t stop.
The panic sets in without anything or anyone around me. It can happen the min I wake up or even just watching TV or playing a game on my phone. There is zero rhyme or reason most of the time. I have a hair trigger for an anger outburst and then I’m done for the entire day. I thank all of those who have hurt me men, past friends, family you made me stronger than you ever imagined; however, you also ruined my life. I let it all build up to this point.
So today was full of studying for board exams. That was until I got the call. I have went crazy and decided to go on and do a bridge BSN-MSN program. I had intended to start in the fall but it plays out I will start the day I take my board exams.
I stop and ask myself what the heck am I thinking? Then I tell myself I want more! If I can get thru that ADN program I can without a doubt get thru to my Masters.
I am excited and scared. I didn’t even begin to consult my husband. At the end of the day this is about me. What I want! Selfish and blunt as it gets.
After that call I talked to my son who was taking the TEAS today (which is the exam you have to pass to be accepted into any nursing school). He was a wreck. I have tried every avenue to help him. He buckled down harder than I have ever seen. He failed the science part yet I am still proud of him.
However, I know what a blow it was to him and I worry about his mental health and if he will stand up, dust off and give it another try. I pray he does and commits to studying harder. The environment his in and the people he surrounds himself with aren’t amazing though. He’s 21 but has a ways to go in growing up as all guys do. I’m still so proud of him for attempting this feat.
My youngest did her homework today! Again another huge accomplishment. She has really struggled this last 9 weeks. So we took a trip to target. I got my grandfather’s car so I would have my own ride for a while. Well on the way it broke down in the middle of the road. I managed to finally get it started and moving enough to limp it to the gas station. But who knows what’s wrong with it.
I feel so trapped without my own vehicle at this point. I’m so sad my husband won’t go get a car somewhere. But why should he? He uses the other all the time. He has basically taken it over I am not even allowed to go to the gas station without an explanation and time when I will be back. No trips to see anyone no get away. Just stuck. I’m very mad and very sad. But I say nothing because it would just become a fight. So I’m silent.
So today was huge! A total hit and a miss.
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So my ex decided to move thirty min down the road…. With one of my kids…. the other fair game I guess for the next 9 weeks of school. Ummmm no. She’s on virtual learning she can come stay with me if he can’t figure it out.
I found out he was moving for my sons sporting carrier he’s in 10th grade. We are in the middle of a pandemic. He had zero plans for who would watch our daughter who at this point needs closely monitored for so many reasons even at her age.
His mommy he’s loved with since I kicked him out is about ready to have a nervous breakdown letting him go. Rumor has it she’s planning to move up with him. That’s a real woman getter.
The kids told me he couldn’t figure out how to turn on the oven. Yeah because he’s never used one hardly. Or a washer and dryer. Or cooked or filed and but away clothes or had to make appointments or pick up medications or do multiple appointments or take off work while actually having to answer to someone. So this should get very interesting very quick.
More power to him if he figures it out. However, he’s always had a woman there to do it all for him so……. My daughter is not going to be left out floundering doing whatever whenever with whoever. She belongs with her parents and her siblings. He chose to move on a 3 day notice that of which he took me to court for saying i didn’t give the adequate time and that they would miss their friends and family to much to move. Funny how the shoe doesn’t fit on the other foot so well.
I am however stoked to have them so close. The first day they were all with me we had 4 of us doing homework and I had to help the other 3 so I could do mine 🤦🏼♀️ …. It could be a very long and hard four months for me to finish nursing school.
BUT I WILL FINISH!!!! I AM FIGHTING WITH EVERYTHING I HAVE IN ME TO GET THRU THIS AND FINISH. I WILL SURVIVE THIS BATTLE FOR ONCE.
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A year ago I decided to go back to school. I studied my tush off for 2 weeks took the TEAS and started applying everywhere in our area. I got a rejection letter from the program I wanted in to…. I was devastated but pushed on. Until I got the call. The Friday before the “dream” program was to start I got THE call. I was in if I wanted it! It was an intense program but I was over the moon and scared to death!
10 months later… I have studied day and night nearly every single day. I have dedicated every minute possible to this program. Breaks were not breaks because there was always the next term to study for. You have to get ahead so you aren’t behind from day one.
Today is the official start to a 3 week break. I don’t know what to do with myself. I have never had 3 weeks. I know week 3 will be starting back to get ahead. I have some reading now but it’s finally not a rush!!!! I am lost and excited!! I feel like I should be doing a paper, a discussion, studying for the next test.
I thought I was alone in feeling like this but it’s the whole group!!! We all have PTSD and hope to overcome it to get some stuff done around the house and enjoy life the way it was before nursing school. I’m so excited! How do I get there…… How do I enjoy a real break?