Is Morse Code a lost language?
The St. George Live Tour season doesn’t officially start until June 1st.
And the school season January through April is over but
on Tuesday the 24th of May a special tour with buses and all was given for
students from the George Washington Academy School.
I was asked to play the role of Brigham Young at his office at the Brigham
At 11:02 I arrived there and got into costume dressed and at 11:15
The first group of students came 22 in all, 11 boys and 11 girls with 2 lady
teachers, a little girl and the guide Kaye Wessman
They were a very knowledgeable group.
One girl knew some Morse Code as did two boys and one boy explained it it was made.
That may have been Tyler, but I’m not sure and I’ve forgotten the girl’s name.
After I was done telling them about Brigham and his office, I joined them out under the
mulberry tree for a photo.
Then next group was right on their heels.
28 in all, 12 boys, 16 girls, 4 lady teachers and Guide Winona Stanley.
I told them more that I had the first group.
Shannon, Emily, Hunter and Preston helped me answering questions I asked and
contributing to the story.
One teacher said her grandparents, both grandfather and grandmother, worked for the
railroad and knew Morse Code.
She called it the “lost language”.
Then out for photos with them.
Today I received a forwarded email from a teacher at school thanking the actors and
actresses. There had been 9 of us and then the bus drivers.
“Thank you all for giving us such a wonderful field trip! It was the perfect conclusion to
the Utah history we have been studying in May. It was also an excellent way to sneak
some learning into the last week of school. We greatly appreciate your willingness to
give of your time and supply our students with a great day.”
I just learned that the inventor of the code, Samuel Morse, is a distant cousin of mine.
What of him and the code?
Beginning in 1836, the American artist Samuel F. B. Morse, the American physicist
Joseph Henry, and Alfred Vail developed an electrical telegraph system.
In 1837, William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone in England began using an electrical
telegraph that also used electromagnets in its receivers. However, in contrast with any
system of making sounds of clicks, their system used pointing needles that rotated above
alphabetical charts to indicate the letters that were being sent. In 1841, Cooke and
Wheatstone built a telegraph that printed the letters from a wheel of typefaces struck
by a hammer.
The English invention never caught on whereas the clicking code did and has been a
vital means of communication for nearly 200 years.
Though it isn’t used as much now as in the past, amateur “ham” radio operators use it.
Among other uses it is always nice to know SOS made by 3 dots, 3 dashes, 3 dots.
That is all That I remember from my boy scout days.
The SOS message could still save
The military uses Morse Code even with light signals.
It’s a good thing to know.
Learn more about it at:
It’s a long and comprehensive article.
It even has play buttons so that you can hear the sound of the signals.
So is Morse Code lost?
No not yet.
So go study the article and get to learning Morse Code.
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It was a Friday evening in St. George, Utah
It was Friday the 13th of may 2016 and the lady I who I drive for sometimes, asked if I’d drive her in her pickup to a
Tim Ballard function at Dixie University.
I got to her house just before 7 pm MDT. But the battery on her vehicle was dead, I moved my pickup around and jump started the battery.
And we were off. Getting to the campus in good time but where was the affair? She had forgotten. We spotted and elderly couple
leaving to their car. They told us to go the Gardner Center. I drove to a street near by and we walked to the meeting.
Tim Ballard wasn’t there but others for the same cause were.
St. George Rescue presents Operation Underground Railroad.
Inside the door a friend of mine Jason greeted me and then I spoke to a neighbor Steve W. , a co-chair of St. George Rescue. Both with this group.
We’d missed the Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and National Anthem and short remarks by Miss Utah Krissa Beatty.
The person speaking as we entered was Jan Broberg. She spoke about abduction, kidnapping and the brainwashing
of child victims using her own life experiences as examples. She spoke at length.
When done the MCee, a man I know, Kevin L. a Co-chair of St. George Rescue, told of the next on the program.
Next came a Cactus Jack Lamar who spoke about child abuse and children needing to feel safe or have “a safe place” to go to.
Then he sang, playing a guitar, the song “I would Follow Him”.
A very good voice. One phrase of the song: “I would be my brother’s keeper”.
His next song was “Still with you.”
The next speaker was Dutch Turley, a director of O.U.R. Rescue from LA.
He told about the founder Tim Ballard and the why of the organization.
“To shed light on a dark subject.” sex crime issues involved with child trafficking world wide.
He was a Navy Seal for six years.
He showed slides of seal training, the purpose of which is to teach non-self limiting beliefs and the need of support and prayer.
This organization had 20 operations outside of the USA last year.
Even showing a CBS news report video about a sting operation in Columbia.
“Liberating one child at a time.
Then the Utah State Attorney General Sean Reyes spoke about his involvement in the operation in Columbia.
He said, “I hate poly ticks compared to public servants.
“There is modern day slavery or human trafficking.”
The number of black slaves in USA in former times( not all the slaves that existed)
use for sex and labor slaves, porn and terrorism, organ harvesting, etc. exceeds that number many fold over.
Even here in Utah, he told of an illegal who had been deported 8 times but always returned to W.V.C. to use a boys ring
to sell his drugs in schools from elementary to high school. The perpetrator hung himself while in jail awaiting trial.
O.U.R. also helps victims heal. Women are even being brought to Utah for sex trafficking.
(Help is available:
1 (888) 373-7888
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Languages: English, Spanish and 200 more languages
Website: traffickingresourcecenter.org )
About the O.U.R. organization he said, “I believe the hand of God lead them” in their endeavors.
“We need everyone to come together to stop this.” He’s “so impressed with O.U.R.” who go “at the request of the countries” they work in.
2 years ago he went to Columbia on that operation mentioned in the CBS report.
He explained the operation and how it all played out. It was witnessed by 20 hidden cameras which made it the most video
taped sting operation on record. They had been tipped off by the drug cartels. 80% of traveler for sex are Americans (from the USA).
They go to such places where “kids are groomed for sex slaves.
They offered $1 million for 120 kids in 3 cities.
When the Colombian police arrested traffickers and agents alike and separated them so
the bad guys never knew who the good guys were. All those kids were saved.
Sean Reyes said it was “one of the life altering events in my life.”
To later have “teenage girls from the group say “we love you Americans.”
Isn’t that the “American legacy? to help those who can’t help themselves”
6 months later there was no more trafficking in that area of Columbia.
He told the star fish story of the boy saving star fish saying “I just made a difference for that one” as he tossed them back into the sea.
He talked about other groups like “Truckers against Trafficking”, told of his translator duties on the operation,
joked about things that seem humorous.
He told of a movie “the Abolitionists” movie http://theabolitionistsmovie.com/
using footage of the actual sting operation and after the event played the trailer.
The film to come out May 26th.
(Also hear this song about it:
“RESCUE ME” is now available! Download it here: http://nikday.com/merch/rescueme
“Rescue Me” written and performed by Kendra Lowe & Nik Day
Directed and Filmed by Doug Lowe – StratusFilm -a 4 minute video
Then it was over and I met and talked with people I knew.
One I met was Shadman of Pakistan, a professor who is concerned about trafficking in Pakistan.
The lady who wanted me to drive her there and home again had personal experience with this kind of thing.
She’d been a CIA opertive imprisoned in Cambodia.
At one time she helped transport 2 caucasian girls who’d been held as prisoners out to an American
Ambassador’s home until they could be freed.
She knew Tim Ballard and was disappointed not to be able to talk to him that night.
She knew much about the Monarch Project too.
My friend Jason and his wife helped us jump start the pickup again and I took her home.
I then drove home and that ended this Friday evening.
Herbicides, Pesticides, Harsh Chemical Fertilizers
I woke up this morning and found a message from my daughter-in-law Cait.
She sounded very discouraged as her husband, my eldest son, was sentenced to 18 months for an alledged parole violation.
“He’s gone again,” she said. She lived 8 years with him in prison for a alledged sex offense.
A 14 year old girl lied about a supposed offense. Did she lie? She had been suspended from school several times for lying.
I’d mortgaged the house and invested in the metals market to help with his defense fund.
The law firm I hired closed due to the owner Robert Nuddleman’s stealing our money and that of 160 other clients.
The courts only ordered him to pay 8 clients back. My son got no legal representation from them.
The metals firm closed and the owner John Campany imprisoned for 8 years and ordered to remit almost
18 Million of the 29 million dollars he stole. The matter is still tied up in the courts.
While in prison the first time on a false accusation, my son was beaten resulting in a broken nose and they
lost everything, house, cars, possessions. He did become a maintenance man at a prison, in charge of the kitchen,
and later a law clerk.
Just starting to recoup when a false parole violation got his now 18 months.
This is so wrong.
But is my son the Lone Ranger in this situation?
I found the following blog from the Maryland Premier Defense Group.
Read all the replies and see how many are similar.
Who is the Sexual Predator – The Accused or the Lying Teen?
Posted on December 16, 2011 by B Free
We’ve encountered many instances where a man has been lured into the web of a deceptive, promiscuous teenager. Quite often these men are of good nature, and have developed successful lives after overcoming the obstacles that life offers. With one swift drop of the gavel, however, everything these men have worked for is gone forever.
The question to be asked is who is the predator: the man that has sexual relations with a teen who lies about her age, or the teen who ruin a mans life by lying about her age? In many states, mistake as to age is not a defense in the criminal justice system. Therefore, even if an underage teen posts a false age on Facebook, tells a man that she is of a legal age, and has consensual sex with the man, he is held criminally liable.
If the goal of laws are to prevent these types of relationships, why not punish the teen for lying about her age? What is currently being done to the teens in these situations? Nothing. What is being done to prevent these teens from ruining the life of another man? Nothing. No one will truly understand how unfair and unreasonable the laws are when it comes to sex crimes until they or a loved on are accused of such a crime. Hopefully this will never happen, but meanwhile citizens should be open-minded and not be afraid of being labeled as a sex offender supporter simply for standing up to laws that are unfair.
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26 Responses to Who is the Sexual Predator – The Accused or the Lying Teen?
December 18, 2011 at 11:25 pm
Yes. Public should educate themselves and speak out about injustices against so-called “sex offenders”. The false accusers should be held accountable for the damage they do! Families are devastated! It is so sad! And the unjust laws! “Sex offenders” are discriminated against.
Things must change! Sex offender as used in some cases, is not necessarily a violent sexual predator. It could be anyone labeled that for a number of reasons, urinating in public, taking a deal even if innocent because of bias of some courts and laws, consensual relationships that end in marriage, and as mentioned above, a teen lying about her age, etc, etc. I pray that the public and legislators open their minds and hearts to stop the witch hunts and unfair treatment of people involved in “sex offense cases”! Note that I said “people”! The so-called sex offenders are PEOPLE! And even the truly guilty (and there are many falsely accused) deserve fair treatment and just laws!
I’m so sorry that the injustice goes on! I am thankful, however, that you and others are aware and speak out and that some awareness is growing. I hope it keeps growing and grows faster and stronger!
Thanks for the opportunity to reply.
January 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm
I was splitting up from a woman that I lived with in NE. She and her daughter lied about me having sex with her daughter..she was 21 of legal age..but they stated that I had sex with her when she was 12-14-16 years old…I had proof that she was a virgin at 18..I was harassed into a plea, fired my public attorney but they would not let me fire him..tried to get the charges dismissed on evidence that the sheriff lied under oath which he did, and would not let me put into evidence a doctors letter that stated she was a virgin at 18..so I thought I would do a plea and then fight the plea deal during sentencing…that didn’t work either…then I was threatened by the county attorney and the sheriff, through my public attorney that if I didn’t do the plea that they would hit me with another felony charge or shoot a hole in the sheriff’s car and file attempted murder against me..I ask you..Where is the justice…I tried to file a report at the attorney review board, talked to the governor’s aid , and even called the FBI..no one would help me…Murderers have more rights and treated better than sex offenders..My life is ruined because of a split and an unfaithful woman..with a deceitful child.I was never allowed to confront her, I was never allowed my evidence in court, I was not allowed any legal recourse at all…I had to take the plea or I can honestly say I would be in jail for 50yrs like they promised me…The legal authorities should take a neutral position until it is proven that the sexual offense has actually happened…once the authorities go to far it is hard for them to admit that they made a mistake and will go out of their way not to admit to it. It is now a full blown conspiracy against me..and make no mistake..you don’t just do your 1-2 yr time in jail for something you didn’t do..it is a life sentence..
January 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm
So sorry to hear! There may be some who are guilty, and even they have rights. And I care about true victims of sexually violent offenses, but not for the discriminating laws and Injustice against the so-called “sex offenders.” You are one of many who are falsely accused and a victim of unjust laws and bias legal systems. It is good that you share and speak out! I pray that America will wake up and the witch hunts will stop! Hang in there! Thanks for sharing!
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May 17, 2016 at 5:02 pm
I agree with you.
One of my sons spent 8 years in prison and is back in again on an alledged probation violation because of a lying teen girl and her mother.
January 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm
You all are right. My employment puts me in contact with a large number of PEOPLE. Needless to say, I have spoken with many PEOPLE that are labeled “sex offenders”. As mentioned above, most have been tricked by the same law enforcement officials they would rely on to protect them in times of danger. The law enforcement officers victimize these PEOPLE through means of intimidation and/or their infamous “good cop/bad cop” techniques. They are trained to “prey” on the alleged perpetrators’ vulnerabilities. Other PEOPLE are victimized by a wide array of teenagers. Some of whom allege abuse because they do not want to submit to an authority figure; they want attention and know this is a sure way to achieve that; they are angry at the moment and do not completely grasp the scope of their allegations; they intentionally lie about their age for a moment of pleasure, for them, but a lifetime of hell for their victim.
Now, these PEOPLE, most of whom were once employed, productive, tax paying citizens, have been reduced to a life of unemployment or inferior working positions and conditions. Meanwhile, those convicted of varying degrees of murder, robbery, assault & battery, forgery, arson, fraud, and other crimes are not forced to register on any kind of public listing. Why is that? Is it safer to live next door to a convicted murderer, or a loving father who was wrongly accused of sex abuse by his daughter who opposed his discipline? Would it be safer to work with someone convicted of forgery or an honest man who had sex with someone that lied about their age?
It is scandalous that America is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave, yet many of these free PEOPLE are no longer free because of false sex offense allegations. And those in authority with the responsibility to represent these PEOPLE are too cowardice to stand up for justice. Indeed, these PEOPLE have been victimized by their alleged victims. The alleged victims live freely. The true victims, these PEOPLE, don’t live. They have no freedom.
January 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm
Oh! I must applaud you! Well said! Thanks for caring!
January 31, 2012 at 6:15 pm
False accusers should get just as long sentences and why not put them on an unconstitutional register too! RSODL (Rehabilitated Sex Offenders Defense League) http://sexcrimeswitchhunt.wordpress.com/ Join Operation DROWN THE INSANE CLOWNS now…
Was Not Was says:
April 5, 2012 at 12:54 am
This is typical of life in nazi america, and it continues to get worse. Attitudes were very different until about a dozen years ago, and then the hysteria started as a national epidemic disease. The only real solution is to escape from this tyranny. My own solution is to finish my training in one of the few fields that have a high growth rate in the job market, and I will be looking at other countries that have growing economies. I want to get out of this nazi dictatorship before the government closes the borders, as most tyrannies have done in the past and present. When the U.S. dollar loses it status as the world’s reserve currency (as is happening now), the U.S. economy will plunge into a depression (this won’t have as big an effect on the rest of the world since they won’t be as dependent on the U.S. dollar), and that will be when the government will attempt to prevent the exodus of wealth and talent. If necessary, I’ll even renounce my U.S. citizenship, since our “wonderful” government tends to like to follow it’s citizens around the world trying to catch them doing legal activities that they can call a “crime”. The american people are increasingly monstrous sociopaths, who will destroy the lives of others on a whim, and for their own egos. I’m disgusted with this country, and would much rather be able to observe it from a distance, and laugh at how pathetically insane most of the population is. You may find my attitude and approach extreme, but I assure you, people like me will become a growing trend.
Billy Jay says:
July 14, 2013 at 9:25 pm
It’s interesting that you should mention that. I once read an article that this book that the U.S. State Department publishes annually with the names of individuals who have renounced their U.S. citizenship gets thicker and thicker every year. Perhaps this is a wake-up call to all of these self-proclaimed American patriots who believe our government and criminal justice system can do no wrong.
Billy Jay says:
March 23, 2015 at 1:02 am
Also, would you believe that the U.S. Department of State charges a $2,300 administrative fee to anyone who applies to renounce their American citizenship? In 2014 alone, there were close to 3000 people who applied to expatriate permanently from the U.S., and now there is a 6-month waiting period to do so. You speak the words of wisdom, dude.
April 26, 2012 at 9:56 am
Some teens pretend to be older because they probably think that it is better and they can get what they can’t when they are younger. But once they grow older they lie again because they want people to think that they are younger. It only proves that lying is very common nowadays.
Jane Doe says:
February 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm
they do and they are very out of control these days.. my own child has told lies on my husband and got him into a lot of trouble with the law do to those lies. I knew my husband was innocent because the night she made the acusations on him our whole family was home together, the time did not make sense and she did this after she left our home when we were in bed for the night, went to her boyfriends house and stayed the night, had sex with him while there and never made it to school, which with her prior truancy record, hearings and fines would of gotten her put in placement. It is awful what these teenagers today can and will get away with, very sad that they are not learning anything by telling lies on someone else and ruining their life.
February 5, 2013 at 10:43 pm
Thats sad, very sad, but thats the trouble with kids, now a days, they learn it from TV and I’m not saying your a bad example, but kids also learn it from the parents tooo. Thats like my boys step sister when no ones around shes all up sitting on my lap, but when the rest of the family is around shes a completely different girl..THANK GOD I know better..
July 9, 2012 at 11:34 am
this exact same scenario happened to my then 18 yr old son in florida! A younger girl posed as a 17yr old. My son could not use the defense that she posed as an older girl on facebook and that he had texts displaying her age as 17. None of it was allowed, nor was the fact that the same girl also put 2 other men in jail for the same offenses. Florida did not feel it was important. in my opinion this girl is the predator and should have been prosecuted for her actions. UGH!!! i am so digusted by this whole situation and this law that doesnt look closely enough at all the sides.
July 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm
It is a sad state of affairs when just because a girl is 15 she can say or do whatever to get herself out of a bad situation and make herself out to be the victim. Personally being involved with a 15 yr old that kept coming onto me (I’m 33), I know how bad it can be. This girl, staying the night with my fiance’s daughter came in to my room adjacent to hers and started coming onto me, very heavily. What infatuation she had with me, I’ll never understand. After kissing me, I told her to stop and to leave me alone. To which she left the room, and came back to me again. However under pressure she told cops I called her back into the room to tell her “something”. Upon further questioning, the “something” turned into a “secret”. Apparently that’s the best she could come up with at the time. When she confessed that she had really led me on, the police didn’t want to hear any of it. According to them, it’s impossible for her to lead an older man on. So here I am charged with indecent liberties even though I told her to stop and leave me alone. With a bit of alcohol in me and not wanting to offend her, I made the mistake of kissing her back. With that she literally grabbed my hand and shoved it up her shirt, lifted her bra and wallah, my hand was on her and my now ex fiance walked in on us. However the fact that she initiated the whole touching of her breast was dismissed, even when police admitted that that was her story too. This has cost me so much, and it’s not over with. Every situation is different. And to lump everyone in with “sex offender” status is just plain wrong! There are some people who didn’t WANT to be in the position that got them in trouble!
July 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm
Something similar to this just happened where I live.
an 18 year old guy slept with a girl at a party who said she was 16 almost 17. There are witnesses, including the girl’s friend who say she said this. The guy helped her when she started throwing up.
They slept together. The girl was 13. So now this guy’s life is ruined, and it’s just begun. Poor kid. He’s sentenced to 15 months in prison, where he’ll probably be beaten and raped, maybe killed and then has to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He’s 18!
They didn’t say who pressed the charges either, but I bet it was the parents, which is bull since they’re the ones who raised the stupid girl. Good job, not only did you raise a girl who thinks sex at 13 is okay, but you raised a liar too.
I’m a writer and I’ve been trying to figure out what I want my first real book to be about. This is it. I’m going to write from his point of view, because I’m pissed.
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May 17, 2016 at 5:53 pm
My son got eight years, a broken nose when the homosexuals came after him but he wholloped them good too.
Good for you, good luck in writing your book
September 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm
Im in that same boat. I was 21 and slept with a female who lied about her age, turns out she was 15. I printed out numerous websites where she posted her ‘fake’ age, she even amitted to the police that she lied about her age. I have lost several jobs because of parole making me go to treatment. I served no prison time but parole for life is just as bad, if not worse. I have no idea what to do, it has ruined my life. Ive tried to commit suicide twice because everytime I get ahead parole screws me. Im trying to fight this legaly but really dont know what to do besides hire a lawyer, which I have done. Ssomeone please help!
Billy Jay says:
July 14, 2013 at 9:41 pm
You are not alone, Jason. I read an interesting article online that described people who had fallen into similar circumstances as you did. You can read this same article at http://www.westword.com/2004-06-17/news/age-inappropriate/. This same article also talks about how pedophile panic politics, for a lack of a better term, has spiraled out of control in our great nation – the United States of America. That is, sexually active and even sexually promiscuous adolescents misusing the child molestation laws in their state for their personal gain. Everyone on this blog sheet needs to read this same article. It is titled “Age Inappropriate” by WestWord
Just Me For Now says:
September 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm
My fiance was just convicted on charges on Wednesday. His former stepdaughter accsed him of 8 years of sexual assault. He is not that person, not only saying that because he is my fiance and I have been with him for 3 years. He can not hurt a child or anyone for that matter. The “sexual monster” that she and her mother, his exwife, describe is 180 degrees from the man that I know. NO ONE that knows him believed the allegations in the first place. The girl and her mother are known liars and minipulators in the community. She did this to him because he would not sign off on her taking a settlement of nearly $100,000 in a lump sum but instead as was responsible loving father who said she was going to take it in an annuity. The only way toget him off the settlement was to put him in jail, or kill him. Putting him in jail, is slowly killing him but that aside, the settlement battle had been going on for early 4 years at the time of the allegations, when he was arrested, her and her mother went and had his name immediately removed from everything, including his son’s bank account which they spent on top of taking the settlement 4 months later. The judge was a former victim advocate and was clearly prejudice and was very unprofessional on the bench. She did not sustain legitimate objections made by the defense but instead overruled them without even looking up half of the time; and sustained nearly ever objection made by the DA, even en they were unfounded.
I have now had to sit back a watch my family be torn apart and had to see my step son see his father through glass this morning. The monster is 100% the lying teenager. It is unreal to me how a female can simply make allegations, have no evidence, which in this case there was ZERO physical evidence, and put a man behind prison walls simply because she didn’t get her way. The plot of her and her mother, was sadly inspired be a LIFETIME MOVIE. I used to watch that channel, I’m a woman, we mostly do. I will never watch it again until there is a REALISTIC movie on there that shows that it isn’t right to do this to someone. Because until then, innocent lives will continue to be destroyed over a bratty kid not getting her way, and growing in to a devious monster who kills a man without reason.
I watched my fiance go through times of contemplating suicide out of fear of conviction for something he didn’t do, because he wouldn’t take a plea, so from the moment he took the plea, we tossed the coin and waited for it to land. The last 4 years have destroyed his will to live because even though no one believed the charges, he had the feeling in the back of his mind that someone might. I firmly believe that girls that make false allegations of this nature should face a charge comparable to that of attempted murder or manslaughter because essential that is what it is!
Just Me For Now says:
September 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm
Sorry, I typed that wrong, and missed part of what I meant to say by deleting the wrong part.
From the moment he DID NOT TAKE THE PLEA, because he would not admit to a crime he didn’t commit, we tossed a coin and waited for it to land as 12 jurors deliberated for a total of less than 2 hours and took lunch in the process!
November 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm
Have a similar situation to some of the above. My fiance was accused of molesting his (at the time) live in girlfriend’s oldest daughter. These accusations came about just after he decided to leave her and cut the purse strings. She got mad and cooked up this story and the daughter went along with it. He went to trial once and got a hung jury. Before going back for a second trial, he was offered a deal which included only 6-23 months in a county jail, registering for 10 years and 2 years probation. The deal was never written down (looking back it was ridiculously STUPID to agree) because the DA said she didn’t want the mother to find out he would serve such a low sentence. After MUCH deliberation, he decided to take it rather than face a MUCH higher sentence should be go back to trial. He then decided to take back his plea and fire his lawyer. Long story short, the judge did not accept his retraction – he actually said he was “Pissed” that he lied and would not honor the plea. Actually he said he knew nothing of the plea agreement…even though he had to agree to it for it to be accepted. Of course the DA didnt speak up and the other lawyer wasn’t there to say anything. He was sentenced to a 1-4 year bid in a State Prison. He is now over the year and has seen the parole board but we are certainly NOT holding our breath that he will be let out. In some twisted way, we kinda hope he is denied because of all the hoops we will have to jump through when he gets out. This is a terrible mess and I can’t believe the system has let us down the way it has. Now with the changes to Megan’s Law coming into affect, he’ll have to register for 15 years instead of the 10 that he agreed to. Something has to change with the way the system works. There was NO evidence against him, just he said she said BS. Unbelievable. SMH
B Free says:
November 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm
Sorry to hear about that MusicGirl. Plea agreements can sometimes be very complex. Often the prosecutor will not offer a plea unless the alleged victim and/or the family agrees to it. Sometimes, however, the prosecutor will make the deal without the consent of the alleged victim and/or family. In either case, the judge ultimately has the final say as to whether the plea will be accepted.
It’s important to remember that if a guilty verdict is agreed to, but a sentence is not defined in a plea, the judge has full discretion to sentence the defendant. In some states, if the judge does not approve a plea wherein the sentence has been defined and agreed upon by both the prosecutor and the defense attorney, the judge may recuse himself.
Once a plea has been made, it is often difficult to get a judge to withdrawal the plea without a very good reason. In some states, once you plea, you are bound to that plea. In others, you have a period of time during which you can file a motion to withdrawal the plea, but again, you must have a very good reason.
November 12, 2012 at 10:39 am
My 20 year old son (19 at the time of the “offense”) was just arrested for having consenual sex with a girl who he met on a dating website. He profile listed her as 18 – later she admitted she was 16….but her mother found texts between the two of them and texted my son and told him she was actually 14. She begged him not to tell anyone and that she didn’t want her daughters reputation ruined. He cut off all contact of course….and now he is out on bond with an ankle monitor not allowed to get within 200 yards of anywhere children gather./….which means he can’t leave home, he can’t even report to probation because there is a daycare 2 blocks west on one side and 3 block east on the other side of the building. They told him its not his problem.
Billy Jay says:
July 14, 2013 at 10:07 pm
Anon? You need to read “Age Inappropriate” in Westword found at http://www.westword.com/2004-06-17/news/age-inappropriate/. It’s got really interesting information about men and even women who have fallen into similar circumstances as your son. I’d like feedback from you and from everyone else on this blog sheet about that article. When I first read it, I was happy that a journalist had the courage to tell it like it is instead of spewing the Puritancial propaganda you hear on “Nancy Grace” and other biased news programs like hers.
It gets me furious when someone like your son suffers at the hands of some sexually promiscuous adolescent girl looking to wreck havoc in some older guy’s life. The outrage of it is that at the same time our nation has an epidemic of 14, 15, and 16-year old punks who go around getting NICE teenage girls that young and even preteen girls pregnant and kicking them to the curb, because these boys get a get-of-jail free card just for being minors under both the criminal and civil laws; and not only does these deadbeat teen dads’ parents encourage this behavior, our law refuses to go after these punks’ parents for child support when the young girl goes through with the pregnancy and the young girl and her parents get stuck with all the responsibility of raising the baby. How upside down is that? Your son’s only real crime was being over 18 years old and that shouldn’t be a crime at all. Why should a 14 or 15-year old boy be given a license by both the law and society to ruin a 13-year old girl’s life? It makes no sense.
January 12, 2013 at 5:37 am
My fiance was arrested on the 2nd of January because a girl he was seeing breifly 2 years.ago and randomly talked to still lied about her age. To top it off because she had received a tattoo on her.pelvis of his name it is now making national news. Which has been twisted and manipulated to make him out to this monster when that is not even the case. I have spent the day doing damage.control requesting sites please.take down this info as it is not the whole truth. I have been hung up and told too bad I report the news not statements from people that know the accused l. It has been such a heart breaking day as we both have young children. No one cares that the girl showed people fake ids and has various web sites stating she is 20—21. No one wants to hear that this all happened 2 years ago. No one wants to hear that she had similar charges brought on the father of her child. No one wants to know that detectives pretended to be her and asked him leading questions while he only knew her to be 21 at present time and that she told detectives that she had lied to him and others about her age. So now since this has made national news anyone can look him up find out personal information about him and could potentially put our family in harms way all because 2 years ago some girl lied about her age. Where is the justice in that? Who is the real victim? What more could he have done to find out her age when her own mother didn’t say anything to him? Something in these laws is seriously flawed.
Billy Jay says:
July 15, 2013 at 12:30 am
Mellie? On a TV documentary hosted by Lisa Ling, I heard about this one organization in Texas that assists individuals and their loved ones deal with the kind of chaos you and your fiance are dealing with now. It’s called Texas Voices and their website is http://texasvoices.org/. I don’t know if your state has this kind of organization, but I think every state should. Visit that website. It has a lot of interesting information.
May 26, 2015 at 2:51 pm
Good afternoon to all. I just happened to stumble upon this site after searching the internet for related topics. I too am going through a similar situation as those listed above. I am 27 years old and have a very respectable career in the local community. I recently met a girl online and her profile stated that she was 18 years old. I believe that all online sites make it mandatory for individuals to at least be 18 years of age, or at least enter a birthdate as such. Anyway, we exchanged numbers after a few messages back and forth. Out of nowhere, while I was on shift one day, the girl begins sending me completely naked pictures of herself and was asking me to also send pictures of myself. After first denying her request, I ended up sending a few pictures of myself (I know this was a huge mistake and greatly regret ever doing this). The next day, the girl admits to lying about her age and that she was only 17. After finding this out, I told her it’s illegal for someone my age to even think about doing anything with a 17 year old. A few more exchanges of her apologizing to me and then communication was done. Later that night, I receive a phone call from the girl’s father yelling and screaming asking why I would send pictures of myself to his “baby daughter.” The father stated that he and his wife would be reporting this to the local police department the next morning. After calmly explaining to the man that I had no idea at the time she was 17, he began to calm down and came up with a “resolution.” He stated that if I send half of the payment to terminate the girl’s cell phone and half of the fees for her counseling sessions that he may not report to the police after all. Now I became suspicious when money came into the picture and just trying to receive some advice as to what other would do in this situation. I never met up with this girl or even spoke with her on the phone. I’m not sure if this is some extortion scheme.
I apologize if this is not the appropriate site to post, but the other stories seemed pretty similar to mine. Thank you for taking the time to read.
I only know of one case that did go to court a number of years ago in Alaska where to accused was acquitted when the
young girl on the stand turned to her mother after testifying and asked, “Did I say it right Mommy?”
Some crusaders are needed to change this awful situation of men being convicted for a life sentence (that’s what it becomes with probation and the sex offender registries) with nothing happening to those who falsely cried wolf.
1:55 pm MDT
As I drove east on the Snow Canyon Parkway at the north of Dixie Downs area in
St. George past the fishponds by the ball parks, I saw a man, a town employee,
using a spray cannister on the south bank of the pond north of the road.
What he was spraying, I don’t know but it was most likely weed killer.
When I drove back west later in the day, a man with a fishing rod was standing
on that same spot, his dog dutifully sitting to his side.
To the east of him on a bench sat a woman using a fishing rod.
On the north side of the pond were a man and woman and their little dog fishing.
The next day as I drove past the pond, the banks were crowded with people
fishing. Men, women and children.
What effect would that have on the fish?
On the people eating the fish?
What effect on the dog sitting on the spot where the poison was applied?
How about the people? The children?
The TV ad about the man spraying weed poison on a lone weed in a crack in’his
driveway and then playing basket ball with his children while the weed slowly
withered came to mind. Peace of mind or task done now fun.
Why couldn’t he have pulled the weed and then it would have been gone?
This reminded me of my next door neighbor to the west, out with a spray ccannister
slung over one shoulder and spray wand in that hand and his young daughter
slung over his other shoulder. No safety gear clad either one of them.
A few years back, I was painting in the rooms of a local motel.
The maids were cleaning and making the bed in one room while I painted the
small area I had to.
One of the maids screamed, “A cockroach.” She ran out and returned with a spray
can of poison and spray the bug right on the newly made bed spread.
Killing it and then removing the dead bug and then the exterminators were called.
Couldn’t she have ushered the bug into a pail or trash can, taken it out side and
killed it by stepping on it? Or even spraying the poison out side?
What did that poison do to the people who slept in that bed that night?
Even the paint fumes lingered. How did that effect the renters that night?
Later while doing some roof work at that same motel, under the roof tile, I saw
a goodly number of live roaches.
What had they done when the exterminator came?
They went to the roof. When it was safe in a few days, they returned downstairs.
Or the bugs go next door, some die but not all.
What happens to that weed killer? Bug killer?
A few years ago, my late wife was talking to the county weed control department
man on the phone. He told her that the poison for the weeds goes into the ground 3
or 4 inches and then won’t hurt people or animals. She replied to him, “Have you
even been in Ivins in a wind storm?”
The real estate moves here in a wind storm, sometimes scouring 3, 4, 5 or
more inches of the red sand off as it goes.
Where is that poison then?
Here is some information on weed and bug poison.
What is the half life of some of these so called benign chemical concoctions?
“The half-life of glyphosate in soil ranges between 2 and 197 days;
a typical field half-life of 47 days has been suggested.
Soil and climate conditions affect glyphosate’s persistence in soil.
The median half-life of glyphosate in water varies from a few to 91 days.”
“2,4-D was first used in the United States in the 1940s. Agent Orange, an herbicide
used during the Vietnam War, contained both 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. Dioxin,
a by-product of 2,4,5-T, led to the ban of Agent Orange.
2,4-D goes through different changes in the environment depending on its form.
Most of the time, 2,4-D breaks down in soil so that half of the original amount is
gone in 1-14 days. This breakdown time is called the “half-life” of the pesticide.
One form of 2,4-D, the butoxyethyl ester, had a much longer half-life in aquatic
sediment of 186 days.
Aquatic animals are more sensitive to 2,4-D as water temperature rises.
2,4-D may be moderately toxic to practically non-toxic to birds if they eat it.”
“A pesticide known as 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, or “2,4-D”, was developed
during World War II. It was one of two active ingredients in the notorious defoliant
known as Agent Orange, used during the Vietnam War to destroy forest cover for
our enemies, as well as their food crops. A tremendous amount of herbicide was
sprayed over millions of acres of land in Vietnam from 1961 to 1972. Agent Orange
was the most commonly used product, and it has since been revealed to cause a
wide range of serious health issues, including rashes, psychological problems,
birth defects, tumors, and cancer.”-Dr. Karen Becker
Raid is the brand name of a line of insecticide products produced by
S. C. Johnson & Son, first launched in 1956.
The initial active ingredient was the first synthetic pyrethroid, allethrin.
Raid derivatives aimed at particular invertebrate species can contain
other active agents such as the more toxic cyfluthrin, another synthetic pyrethroid.
Currently Raid Ant & Roach Killer contains pyrethroids, piperonyl butoxide, and
permethrin; other products contain tetramethrin, cypermethrin and imiprothrin as
active ingredients Raid Flying Insect Killer, a spray, uses prallethrin and D-phenothrin.
“Aside from the fact that they are also toxic to beneficial insects such as bees and
dragonflies, pyrethroids are toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms.
At extremely small levels, such as 4 parts per trillion, pyrethroids are lethal to
mayflies, gadflies, and invertebrates that constitute the base of many aquatic
and terrestrial food webs.”
Pyrethroids have been found to be unaffected by secondary treatment systems
at municipal wastewater treatment facilities in California.
They appear in the effluent, usually at levels lethal to invertebrates.”
“Cyfluthrin is sensitive to breakdown by sunlight. On the surface of soils, its
half-life is 48-72 hours. It has a half-life of 56-63 days in German loam and sandy
loam soils, respectively, and has similar persistence in soils under conditions of
low oxygen (anaerobic).
“Cyfluthrin is a pyrethroid insecticide and common household pesticide.
It is a complex organic compound and the commercial product is sold as
a mixture of isomers. Like most pyrethroids, it is highly toxic to fish, invertebrates,
and insects, but it is far less toxic to humans. It is generally supplied as a 10-25%
liquid concentrate for commercial use and is diluted prior to spraying onto agricultural
crops and outbuildings.
Excessive exposure can cause nausea, headache, muscle weakness,
salivation, shortness of breath and seizures. In humans, it is deactivated by
enzymatic hydrolysis to several carboxylic acid metabolites, whose urinary excretion
half-lives are in a range of 5–7 hours. Worker exposure to the chemical can
be monitored by measurement of the urinary metabolites, while severe over dosage
may be confirmed by quantification of cyfluthrin in blood or plasma.
Health and safety risks are controlled by right to know laws that exist in most
developed countries. Cyfluthrin is regulated in the US by the EPA.”
What is the worst that could happen to children from chemicals used to
February 9, 2010
Family loses 2nd child in suspected pesticide poisoning
LAYTON, Utah — Three days after 4-year-old Rebecca Toone, of Layton,
died from apparent exposure to a pesticide, her 15-month-old sister, Rachel,
Both girls died after having similar symptoms just days after their home
was treated to get rid of rodents.
A technician used the chemical Fumitoxin-the pellets used mixed with
water to release deadly phosphine gas. It apparently migrated from the soil
into the home.
And what of pets? Like the two dogs by the fish pond?
Dr. Karen Becker wrote an article about it:
“Many pet guardians don’t realize the potential for exposing their
four-legged family member to environmental toxins like pesticides
and herbicides. People also don’t realize that after they apply a product
to their lawn or garden, the chemical residues are tracked indoors on
pet paws, and contaminate surfaces throughout their home.”
She goes on to tell ills caused and prevention strategies.
I know of one chemical applicator who protects himself and family.
He always covers his hands and nose when spraying chemicals, has
shaved his head bald, bathes and changes his clothes before entering
his house and takes vitamins supplements to help counter the ill effects of
the chemicals he sprays.
But what of your family when he sprays your home or yard?
One local man found that his children got ill after the bug man came.
He solved the problem by starting his own bug company that uses only
orange oil to treat for bugs. The bugs dislike the strong smell of the oil
and stay out of houses treated with it. Problem solved without
And what of weed control for the lazy who don’t want to pull or dig
the offensive weeds?
The use of used cooking oil, or fresh vegetable oil is just as effective
as the harsh chemical and cause no harm to the environment or people
or pets and wildlife.
There are other things that can be used too.
Learn about them here:
Years ago, I was a Shaklee distributor.
One man in touting the merits of Basic H, the basic cleaner of the company,
and it is very good for many things, told of farm ground that was dead and
how he rejuvenated it.
My intent here is to tell why the farm ground was dead and no longer
able to produce so that the owners were selling it.
The soil of these dead farms had no worms, no microorganisms in them.
They were dead, sterile, devoid of life of any kind and hard as rock.
Why? Because of years of chemical application for different reasons.
Another source tells of those who lost farms to chemical use:
“They come in rattling, dusty pickup trucks driven by tired, broke farmers —
men who watched their land, finances and self-esteem erode after
decades of chemical farming left their fields scarred and sterile.”
The Green Machine is an interesting read as it tell how one farmer has
solved the problems caused by Chemical use.
Are herbicides, pesticides, harsh fertilizers in our best interest to use?