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ABC 20/20 show on serial date rapist Jeffrey Marsalis

Jeffrey Marsalis

Jeffrey Marsalis

Jeffrey Marsalis went on Match.com looking for dates between 2001 and 2005. Later 21 women in Philadelphia accused him of date rape. He went through two rape trials in Philadelphia — I attended one of them — and was acquitted both times. But then there was another trial in Idaho.

Finally, Jeffrey Marsalis convicted of date rape, on Lovefraud.com.

Marsalis agreed to be interviewed for this program. He was smug, conceited and denied everything.

2009: Jeffrey Marsalis speaks publicly for first time, on ABCNews.go.com.

 

 

Minnesota Appellate Court overturns mom’s conviction for ‘deprivation of parental rights’

Caroline Rice and Brent Rice, of Chanhassen, Minnesota, divorced in 2004, and have been involved in custody battles over their five children ever since. Full custody was awarded to Brent Rice, even though the children said he was abusive. In 2010 the youngest child, 13 at the time, ran away,  met up with her mother, and they fled to Canada. When Caroline Rice returned to the United States, she was charged with depriving parental rights.

Last week, the Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned the conviction, saying that Judge Richard C. Perkins and prosecutors conspired to deprive Rice of her civil rights and access to due process.

Update: Long custody battle produces guilty verdict, on ChanVillager.com.

A Mother’s Love: Caroline Marie Halonen-Rice jailed for protecting her children — in her daughter’s own words — a plea for help, for justice, for love, on ABatteredMother.wordpress.com.

How our brain keeps us in toxic relationships

Editor’s note: Joyce M. Short is the author of a soon to be released book, “Carnal Abusive Deceit — When a Predator’s Lies Become Rape.” The book chronicles her life with a predator, the subsequent aftermath and her road to recovery. It also provides advice for victims and their supporters, and discusses the issues surrounding criminalization of rape-by-fraud. Joyce lives in New York City, where she’s a real estate broker, professional tennis instructor and a strong advocate for her community.

The Betrayal Bond – an oxytocin craving

By Joyce M. Short

We often see stories in the news about people who meet tragic ends by remaining in a relationship with someone whose behavior should have signaled a disturbance. Having been “one of those women,” and having had the ability to figure out why I remained, I feel it imperative to shed light on this issue.

Married To A Sociopath: Effects of Abuse on Children

When my husband and I separated after fifteen years of marriage, I felt as though all I did was answer question after question from everyone I encountered.  But, there was one question that stood out among all the others, and it continues to replay in my head, even today.

“Did you know your son was being emotionally and verbally abused by his father?”

A Mother Seeking Help

This was asked by a health care professional in the psychology department of the children’s emergency hospital.  My son had been in a severe depression for months, and I felt as though he was entering crisis mode.  So, at the suggestion of our pediatrician, I drove my son to the hospital.  I didn’t tell anyone I was going, and I made arrangements for my other child to be picked up from school.

High school teacher gets 30 days for rape of student, who later committed suicide

Stacey Rambold mug shot

Stacey Rambold mug shot

This story took my breath away multiple times:

  • Stacey Dean Rambold of Montana was sentenced to only 30 days in jail for raping a 14-year-old girl, who committed suicide when she was 16.
  • Rambold was terminated from a sex offender treatment program.
  • The judge said the girl was “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation.”

Former Senior High teacher gets 30 days for rape of student, on BillingsGazette.com.

Saving the world from sociopaths

Last week, three teens from Oklahoma were charged with killing an Australian student athlete “for fun.”

Christopher Lane, 22, was visiting Duncan, Oklahoma, where his girlfriend lived. While he was jogging down the road, a car drove by him and Lane was shot in the back. Charged in the crime are Chancey Allen Luna, 16; James Francis Edwards Jr., 15; and Michael Dewayne Jones, 17.

According to CBS News:

“They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: ‘There’s our target,'” said Police Chief Dan Ford. “The boy who has talked to us said, ‘We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.'”

Back in June, there was a similarly shocking case in Indiana. Jordan Buskirk, 25, of Jasonville, and Randal Crosley, 26, of Linton, have been charged in the murder of 19-year-old Katelyn Wolfe.

According to ABC News:

Muammar Gaddafi: dictator and sexual predator

Gaddafi

Moammar Gaddafi and female bodyguards. Photo by Yhiah.

Muammar Gaddafi, the former dictator of Libya, now dead, routinely kidnapped young girls and turned them into sex slaves, according to a disturbing new book by Annick Cojean, an acclaimed French journalist. Gaddafi’s Harem: The story of a young woman and the abuses of power in Libya, details in shocking detail the sexual depravity of the dictator.

The New York Daily News writes:

In the first half of the book, the Le Monde journalist relates the story of “Soraya,” a pseudonym for a woman who was barely 15 when Muammar Gaddafi’s placed his hand on her head at a school function, signaling to his procurers that she was to brought to him. Soraya would spend years in the basement prison of his compound.

The author writes that Gaddafi’s demands for sex were not limited to young girls. Like Saddam Hussein, the guy was an absolute sociopath. For more details, read:

Lawrence Dibble, school theater director, sentenced for videotaping girls in locker room

Lawrence A. Dibble

Lawrence A. Dibble

Lawrence Dibble, the theater director at the private Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio, pleaded no contest to 17 counts of voyeurism for secretly videotaping underage girls as they changed in the school locker room. At his sentencing, former victims described the trauma they suffered. One described the theater program as “cult like.”

Victims tell of long-term trauma from voyeurism of Wellington theater director, on Dispatch.com.

Former Wellington teacher convicted of secretly videotaping students, on Dispatch.com.

Link provided by a Lovefraud reader.

 

BOOK REVIEW: Escaping the Boy — My Life with a Sociopath

Escaping the boyMany, many people tell me that they should write a book about their experiences with a sociopath. Paula Carrasquillo is one of those who have done it.

Her novella, Escaping the boy: My life with a sociopath, is not long. The actual story is only about 50 pages, with plenty of white space. But in those few pages, Paula tells a powerful narrative of her disordered ex and the insanity she endured living with him.

The way she does it is through carefully selected vignettes. She refers to her ex as “the boy,” and to herself as “the woman.” Some of the anecdotes portray the boy’s life before the woman entered the picture. But most of them provide glimpses of his unreasonable demands, her confusion and his rage.

For example, Paula describes how nothing she did made the boy happy. She writes:

Donna Andersen to speak about love fraud at 3 events in Maryland

Katherine Morris

Katherine Morris, a victim of love fraud.

UPDATE: DUE TO A TRAGIC DEATH IN THE FAMILY OF REV. MARGUERITE MORRIS, ORGANIZER OF THIS EVENT, IT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

Six months ago, Lovefraud published the tragic story of Katherine Morris, a 22-year-old student from the University of Maryland. Kathy had been conned into a sham marriage by a soldier, SPC Isaac Goodwin. When she realized the truth, Kathy was so distraught that she committed suicide. Read:

Army Specialist Isaac Goodwin allegedly marries for money, and his wife commits suicide

Rev. Marguerite Morris, Kathy’s mother, is still fighting to have Goodwin held accountable. And, she wants save other young people from her daughter’s fate. So she has invited me to speak at three domestic violence events in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, on September 12 – 14, 2013. The events are open to the public, so if you’re in Maryland, please attend!