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There are so many stories to be told.  So many young …  innocent … boys and girls … who have experienced the heinous acts of sexual predators, at some point in their lives.  But there are still so few that come forward to speak of their experiences, the trauma, the loss of innocence, or the struggles they continue to have.  And … the sexual predators … continue to maintain their power.

I came across Joe’s story, the other day.  I contacted him.  He was gracious enough to allow me to share his story in my blog.  I am honored by his trust and confidence in me.  I am grateful that he is willing to share so that others may also find the strength to come forward.  The only way to take the power away from the predators is to talk to our very small children about predators … and, for those unfortunate to have experienced sexual molestation … in any degree … to … tell someone.

I am always here to listen.

Below is Joe’s story.  I have not altered or edited anything below.

Joe Lovell

May 18 at 6:04 PM ·

I needed to take time to get my thoughts together before trying to put this into words. In the past I haven’t always practiced patience.

Yesterday I read a post that sent forty-five years of bad memories in motion. The post was regarding the death of someone that made a significant impact on my life, and it was most definitely not a good experience.

I don’t recall the exact month, but in 1972 I was molested. Unfortunately this wasn’t the first time. Two years earlier, during the sixth grade, I was the target of a pedophile that lived in our community. By the Grace of God a family member showed up before the sicko could get any further than pulling my pants down. I was terrified and crying but he quickly made me believe it was my fault and I would be in big trouble if I told anyone. I would later learn this is how they operate.

I never said anything to anyone, then it happened again two years later. I was walking home from work one night, yes, I was already working in the eight grade, when another adult male stopped and offered me a ride home. Why would I think twice? He was a cop! Once I was inside the car he reached over and put his hand on my crotch. At first I froze because I couldn’t believe what was happening. I then moved his hand. A few seconds later he grabbed me again. I again moved his hand and told him to stop and let me out. Nothing else was said and I didn’t tell anyone. Who was going to believe a cop, a Vietnam vet and married father of two would do such a thing?

Some time later there was a lot of talk around the neighborhood. It was clear this was his regular practice. I still kept it to myself, mostly out of shame.

Well into my late twenties I was visiting with my mother when she told me the first individual had died of a heart attack. It wasn’t until that moment that I told her what had happened, but I still didn’t say anything about the second time. She was shocked but then understood why I never wanted to go fishing with him again.

I carried a lot of grief and shame for a long time. Those two events made me doubt myself. I kept wondering why was this sort of behavior coming from grown men. As I grew up I had very few male friends. Heck, to this day I have very few male friends. The experiences left me unable to trust men. There was always the little kid in me afraid they had an agenda. I gravitated to women which was just fine with me.

A few years ago I ran across a Facebook post from the same cop that had been molesting God only knows how many young boys forty years ago. After I made contact I asked if he was the same person that was a patrolman when I was growing. Not only did he confirm, he started hitting on me in the chat. I wanted to puke! At that point I asked if he was still a pedophile and roaming the streets for young boys. Crickets! He disappeared and he never contacted me again.

When I heard he was dead, it opened a flood of bad memories. It was especially heartbreaking to learn his behavior went on until 1987 when there was at least enough evidence to get him off the police force. I have since read transcripts of what led up to his dismissal. Actually, he resigned rather than appear in a hearing and have to take the stand to save his job. That speaks volumes!

Not only was this pervert a policeman and in a controlling position of authority, he was also deeply entrenched with the Boy Scouts. I dread to think about how many young boys were victims. The transcripts also details the Boy Scouts investigation and his removal.

I am sharing this for one reason and one reason only. I know there are thousands of others that need to speak up. There’s no reason the victims should carry the burden. Our communities are littered with pedophiles that continue to get away with it simply because the victims believe the lie.

If you have been a victim of pedophilia, or know someone that has, please speak up. These sickos do not stop unless the get caught or die.



Debbie Barth: 5/22/2019 at 5:58 pm EDT

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A very sad day for any parent with children in day-care schools.  A woman was arrested in a child-pornography case, in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Parents, we can only do so much to keep our children safe, but every little bit helps.  Don’t take for granted that people who work in day-care centers have been thoroughly checked out.  I would hope this is the case, but apparently, in this case … she either … was not checked out thoroughly … or … this sick behavior began after she was hired.

We all need to be vigilant … ask questions about who is working at these day care centers … ask if a thorough background check has been done on each one.  Drop in occasionally … unannounced, if at all possible.  And, if you have a “feeling” something might not be right … don’t ignore that feeling!

And … please … talk with your small children as soon as possible!  I guarantee you that child predators count on getting to your children, before you do!


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4/5/2019 8:50 pm

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The Judge Who Was Arrested for Sex Crimes Against A Child

There are no definitive physical attributes that singles out child abusers.  There is no nationality, no race, no gender.  And, there is no occupation which clearly defines them.

In fact, certain occupations may  help child abusers shield them … from… suspicion.  For, example … being a trusted Superior Court Judge.

Parents … as much as we try to protect our children … unless we sit down and speak with them about child abusers, the dangers, how to stay alert … we can be letting them down.  We need to make sure they know that … no matter who it is … family, friend, relative, neighbor, or stranger, or the situation … our children know they can come directly to us for support.

We can never just … assume … they will.  And, we can never assume that every person who is … in a “position of trust” … is trusting.

As … in this very real case … of a Superior Court Judge.  Click on link, below, and read article.

4/4/2019  2:54 pm

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A Fort Worth pimp known as “Zigg” has been sentenced to life in federal prison for sex-trafficking children in a statewide operation that existed for more than a year.

He and other co-defendants provided cellphones, rooms, lubricants and condoms, and used threats of violence, sexual assault and intimidation to control the victims, according to federal prosecutors.

Some of the young girls were recruited on Facebook and Instagram.

Child predators, pimps, and child traffickers are no longer limited to a certain locale in their hunt for vulnerable small children and teenagers.  The internet has given them a world-wide audience in which to find and trap their prey.

The predators use social media sites to seek young and impressionable children, offering them jobs as models or a part in a movie that doesn’t exist.  Predators feed on the insecurities and naiveté of the young, and … are experts at manipulation and entrapment.  Predators start with the very young.  As a parent … so should you!

I suggest you talk to your children about child predators at the earliest age appropriate for your child.  Explain what a child predator is and where they can be found.  Explain to your child, the methods often used by a child predator.  Knowledge is the best protection you can give your child.



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Debbie Barth: 9/04/2018 at 5:35 pm ET

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According to the National Child Abuse, below are two impacts of child abuse.  I should know.  I experienced them.

  • Child abuse and neglect impede the brain’s development and have long-term consequences for cognitive, language, and academic abilities.
  • The emotional effects of abuse and neglect can contribute to low self-esteem, depression, and relationship difficulties.

I know that I initially made very good grades in schools … and, then … I wasn’t.  I remember my elementary school so much more vividly than any other grade-level.  I remember the smells in the class rooms of chalk, crayons, and books.  I remember sitting with schoolmates in the cafeteria, making faces … swapping foods …and, the chatter.  I remember running in the playground, playing Red Rover …sharing secrets with friends … and, the laughter.

I don’t remember, however … the exact date … it stopped.  I don’t remember the date I started making average grades (if that good.)  I don’t remember when the school became less a place of learning, games, fun and friendships, and more of a place of solace and retreat.

I don’t remember when I stopped wanting to share … “secrets” with my friends.  I can’t remember when I felt more in control, when alone.  I can’t remember when I started feeling inadequate or taking offense at anything someone said … and, striking back at them … often, much to their surprise.  I can’t remember the date I placed an invisible shield around me.

I do remember … it wasn’t long after … the sexual abuse started.


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Debbie Barth: 8/30/2018 at 5:52 pm ET

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Finally, … it’s out in the open.  Most knew it … but now the Democrats and the Globalists are openly saying it.  And “open” is the operative word.  Yes, they are screaming for open borders.

And, I’m surprised how many Americans are actually falling in line.

Maybe they don’t realize that if we have no borders, we have no republic … no America.  Maybe they … think … they don’t care.  So, let me try to explain it this way.

Think of open borders as a teenage party gone terribly wrong.  You are the teenager.

Your parents have gone away for the weekend.  You decide to invite a couple of friends over, texting them to bring the booze as you are supplying the place.  Your friends are all in and decide they want some of their friends to come.  You think, no harm … the more … the merrier.  Then somebody posts the party and address in social media, without you knowing.

The first hour or two is fun, and in fact … you are meeting some cool, new people.  Then you notice that it’s not just one or two people coming into your home who you do not know … but small groups of people.  The music is getting louder and louder … everyone is freely enjoying the beer and liquor that, seems to be abundant, although no one is of legal age to purchase.  And, you notice that familiar aroma of pot filtering through the home.  You start to feel a small … tiny sense of foreboding … but, what the heck … it’s just a party … and, everyone seems, nice enough.  That is … until they not.

You set boundaries … no one upstairs … no one in the bedrooms … use the guest bathroom and stay on the main floor.  You even add a “please” just so the party goers aren’t offended by your requests.

But now, you see people upstairs, going into the bedrooms, shutting doors.  People are rooming around freely, ignoring your wishes completely.

You stopped drinking an hour or so ago … you are beginning to get very uncomfortable.  Then … you see some idiot dancing on the sofa, spilling beer all over the beige fabric, and others, cheering her on.  You hear the sound of glass being broken, but you’re not sure in which direction.

People are still coming in through the front door.  It’s time to stop the madness.

You turn off the music … flip the lights a few times and yell … “everybody, time to leave.”  No one leaves, instead, they laugh at you … tell you that they aren’t going anywhere … and … you can’t make them.

A couple of your friends see what is going on and come to help you … telling people they have to leave.  That’s when the scuffle starts.  First, it is loud words, then pushing, and, finally… blows are landed.  There are shots … you see a friend wince in pain … and, only then … do people start running out the door.  You hear the sirens approaching … cell phones are ringing … and … you … are standing there … looking around at the devastation the “welcomed guests” left behind.

What was a pristine, warm home … just a few hours ago … is now cluttered with beer bottles, empty liquor bottles, cigarette burns … broken lamps, and drug paraphernalia.  Your friend is lying on the floor, covered in blood … and, your parents … the ones who gave you their trust to abide by their rules in their absence … are on the way home.

The likelihood of finding the “guests” who were unruly, disrespectful … and … created the damage … have simply vanished.  They are not going to held legally and financially responsible for the devastation to the home … or the physically assault on a friend.

You are just standing there … looking around … wondering how it could have gotten so out-of-control.

And … we are back!

I know there are some who will say I’m accusing all illegals who come here as vandals, drug addicts and criminals.  If so … you are still missing my point.

My point is that “open house-parties” don’t usually work out so well … any more than “open borders.”  Common sense tells you that if you invite someone who you know nothing about into your home, there is always a … possibility … of danger.

At the same time … if you bring someone into your house you know … or have fully vetted … and suit whatever your purpose for that meeting is … chances are it benefits you and your guest.

I know of no one … and, that includes me … who doesn’t welcome legal immigration in this country.  I believe America does love it’s legal … vetted … immigrants who have waited in line, gone through the process, and, come here with love in their hearts and the goal of assimilation.

It is the issue of illegal aliens who disregard our process and our laws that must be resolved.  Clearly … with the murders of Kate Steinle, Mollie Tibbetts … and the increase of “Angel Moms” in America … we are actually becoming the host of a party that is going terribly wrong.


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Debbie Barth: 8/24/2018 at 2:22 pm ET

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I do get why social media sites regularly send out surveys to their users. Surveys allow the media sites the ability to create programs which draw new users and maintains current users.  On the flip side, it feeds the “collective thinking” mentality which is festering in this and other countries.  But … what does it say about our social online communities when the need is felt to ask users how they feel about pedophiles asking children for sexual pictures?

This was asked in a survey created by Facebook employees.

In 2016, an investigation by the BBC uncovered numerous private Facebook groups by and for men with a sexual interest in children to share images, with one run by a convicted pedophile. Photos of children taken from their parents’ Facebook accounts have also been found on pedophile sites.

In 2017, the BBC flagged dozens of images and pages containing child pornography.  Of the 100 reported images, 18 were removed by Facebook, according to the BBC.  At the time, the BBC said Facebook asked to be sent examples of the images and then reported the broadcaster to the child exploitation unit of Britain’s National Crime Agency.

I find the ineptness of Facebook employees to find and weed out pedophiles, a little more than just … disheartening.  And, for there to be any question as to whether or not pedophiles should be allowed groups, comments and/or to ask children for sexual pictures is way beyond bizarre.

But, this is the world we live in, today.  Child predators, pedophilia, and sex trafficking is not going away.  In fact, it seems to be on the increase.  And, social media has, indeed, become a conduit for deviant and depraved activity.  Unfortunately, children are easily lured into their web.  Most parents think this could not or would not happen to their children.  And yet … many of those same parents have never sat down and had a serious talk about child predators with their small children.

It is time … it is past time.  When social media asks users about whether or not known pedophiles should have … any … communication with children … the warning is ever clear, obvious … and, foreboding.



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Debbie Barth: 7/31/2018 at 3:33 pm ET
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This one is for all the … Christians … who are “praying” for us, horrible, heartless, people who are against illegal immigration and want our borders safe and secure.

From one Christian … to another…

You are going to pray for all of us who are against illegal immigration?  Because of people like … you … I will pray for my country. You are blaming America because of the separation of children from those who are trying to come into our country … illegally?

Of the 12,000 immigrant children being housed right now … according to DHS … 10,000 of those children were sent here in the company of coyotes, strangers, or … the older ones … alone.

The parents sent them here! It is the parents who disgust me! They know they are illegally crossing the border. They are subjecting their children to this. America is doing the best it can to protect, cloth, and feed these children.

The parents must know of the dangers of allowing their children to travel hundreds of miles in the company of gang members, coyotes, rapists, and murders. But … they still allow them to go.

The children are not much safer, even if the parents accompany them.

YES … it is stomach churning to hear the cries of these children.  But, it is the Globalist, and the Democrats who should be ashamed of themselves for using these children as pawns … in order to get illegals into this country … to raise voter count.

It is the parents of these children who should be ashamed of themselves for using their own children as pawns to get into America … in front of those who are standing in queue to come to this country … legally.

And, it is the hypocrites who feign outrage (and, those who mean it) who make me … just as sick.  I doubt if even one … has taken in a family of illegals … given over their home … sent an immigrant child to school, let alone college.

Who would seriously allow an unknown, even with a small child … to come into their home? Who would let someone who they have never met … walk in and make themselves at home?

Who would subject their own children to people whom they know nothing about?  Who would leave your children … alone with complete strangers?  After all … they are supposed to be really nice people.

And … I would ask all these wonderful, bleeding heart liberals … who … have such a “good heart” … how many homeless veterans have you taken it? Given them a room in your home? How many American babies have you adopted? How many American children have you taken in and are supporting … sending them to school … helping them financially.

We have a lot of Americans who need help. Why aren’t you helping them … first?

Lastly, would you put the welfare of your neighbor’s child before your very own?

I have a feeling I know the answers to those questions.

Yes … the cries of the children are sickening.  So are the cries of American children who need help.

Yes … someone is to blame for this. It is primarily, their parents who are to blame … not America.

And, while those good Christians, who are selling out America to illegal immigration, are praying for our cruel hearts … this Christian will be praying … for America!


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Debbie Barth: 6/18/2018 at 10:32 pm EDT

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These, in my opinion, are the faces of two people who do the gay community more harm than good. You can see the hate in their eyes for anyone who stands true to their own faith, and, refuses to conform and express dutiful “love” for them.

Firstly, their repetitive accusation that this baker, Jack Phillips of Colorado, … said “we don’t want your kind here,” is nowhere on record as being said, nor has that statement ever been proven.  The truth is that he served the gay community as he did any other group or community in his bakery, on a daily basis.  He refused to participate in their upcoming nuptials, by baking their cake, because of his faith.

I wonder why they simply did not go elsewhere to purchase their cake.  I wonder if they knew of his commitment to his faith.  I wonder if they decided, together, to use Jake Phillips as sort of “example” of retribution for their perceived social injustices.  And, I wonder how much of it was for their “social retribution,” and how much was simply … for monetary gain.  This is all speculation on my part.  But, still … I do wonder.

I wonder why they don’t understand that one cannot force love or respect.  Good manners and fellowship with others should always prevail … however … love and respect are earned.  Personally, I don’t believe that suing someone and ruining their business, resulting in huge financial losses, affecting not only Mr. Phillips, but the employees he had to lay off … is a great way to encourage love and respect.

I don’t believe it’s community lifestyles or groups that divide us … I believe it’s the people within the communities and groups … trying to force their ideology and lifestyles on others … their need to “make others love them” that divides people.  Maybe these two ( Charlie Craig and David Mullins) should consider ways of which to create love and respect … and not divide.

Their pictures are in the link below.

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 Debbie Barth: 6/05/2018 at 3:53 pm EDT

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Traveling via plane from one country to another can be stressful … and, long … at best.  But, when there is 3-year old child who is running around, sitting on the top rim of a seat … and, who lets out “blood-curdling, demonic screams” for eight hours … then … you’ve just entered the twilight zone.

I’ve attached the link which includes video of this story.  Close your eyes and, you should feel the same sensation as you would if you were watching “Friday the 13th,” … only, not voluntarily.

I was chastised for putting this on my Facebook page and conveying my compassion for the people who were on that 8-hour flight to hell, instead of the mother and the child.  Yes, I let my emotions of how I would feel, sitting on that plane, get in the way of my “compassion” for them.

Clearly the child has issues.  And, perhaps, he has valid mental issues.  But, I feel the mother should have addressed that with a Doctor, before the trip, in order to minimize the possibility of an 8-hour temper tantrum.

However, I think this could be as simple as a child who has discovered that if he screams loud enough, his parents will give him whatever he wants.  Of course, being on a plane does somewhat restrict the rewards his screams usually gets him.  And, apparently, he has not been taught that chairs are for sitting, not climbing.

I doubt if this is the first time he has had this sort of episode and it won’t be the last, if this mother doesn’t take control of her child.  If she can’t control him at 3-years-old, she is going to be dealing with some very difficult teen years … in my opinion.

I know children will act out.  I understand it is not easy traveling with children.  I get that.  But, I have been on planes with children and I have never experienced what I saw in this video.

No, my compassion is not for an unruly, completely out-of-control child who screamed bloody hell for 8 hours, or his mother … who seemed to have no control over her child.

My compassion goes out to all the other people on that plane who, through no fault of their own, had to endure the rantings and demonic screams of a child on an 8-hour flight to hell.

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Debbie Barth: 5/17/2018 at 5:45 pm EDT

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