December 4, 2012
John Kinloch, a 1st grade teacher at Wolf Canyon Elementary School in Chula Vista, Ca, was arrested by the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SDICAC) for posing as a child online, for possession of child pornography and for luring children online, according to authorities. Kinloch was placed on administrative leave by school officials.
To read the full story, click here.
November 6, 2012
David Csanadi, 36,of Newton, CT, pleaded guilty to producing child pornography. Csanadi sexually assaulted three female prepubescent children ages 18 months to 12 years old and video taped the abuse. Csanadi also downloaded child pornography from the Internet, which is how local ICAC investigators discovered him, according to authorities.
Csandai faces a prison term minimum of 15 years to a maximum of 30 years, according to court documents.
Read the full story here.
November 2, 2012
Innocent Justice would like to share information about an upcoming workshop by our friends at TAALK:
STEWARDS OF CHILDREN: Adults Resolving Child Sexual Abuse in the Community
Stewards of Children is a evidence-based; revolutionary interactive prevention program developed by Darkness to Light (www.darknesstolight.org), a national child sexual abuse prevention organization. The program educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and to take proactive steps to protect children.
Thursday, November 20, 2012
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters of SD County
8515 Arjons Dr # A
San Diego, CA 92126
To register: Call Svava Brooks at
Phone: 619-889-6366 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost $35 per person, $25 for students, Call for group rates
Training is approved for CEU‘s for Social Workers and Therapists.
Please download the event flyer for more information: SOC nov
October 22, 2012
The San Diego County Deputy Sheriff’s Foundation invites you to a fundraiser to benefit Deputy Perez and family. Deputy Perez, along with Sgt. Craig Johnson were wounded last month during a shooting in Lakeside while trying to arrest a suspect of child pornography. Sgt. Johnson is recovering at home but Deputy Perez is still in the hospital and will be for quite a while. He is due to have future surgeries and will have a very long recovery time.
Where: STACKED: Well Built Food, Fashion Valley Mall, 7007 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92101
What: STACKED will donate 20% of your entire bill to support the Perez Family (present this flyer to earn credit)
When: Tuesday, October 2d3rd & Wednesday, October 24th from 11:00am to 10:00pm
For more information, download this flyer and present at STACKED to earn credit to support the Perez Family: Perez Family-1
September 20, 2012
Clinton Matthews, 22, of Boise, ID, was under investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for accessing child pornography. According to authorities, during the search of the home a 7-year old boy told investigators of his sexual abuse. The investigation uncovered a total of 4 boys between the ages of 7 to 14 that have been abused by Matthews over the past two years.
A judge has sentenced Matthews to 20 years in prison.
Read the full Sacramento Bee story here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/20/4838066/man-gets-at-least-20-years-for.html
August 22, 2012
Todd Hoffner, 46, head football coach of Minnesota State University at Mankato, was arrested at his home for possessing and producing child pornography, according to authorities. Hoffner has been with the MSU Mavericks for five years. He is married with three children.
To read the full Star Tribune article: http://www.startribune.com/local/166946086.html
August 6, 2012
Roberto Encarnacion Ruiz, 33, of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for creating child pornography. He and four other men were charged with persuading a female minor to perform lewd acts on them and recording the sexual abuse with digital still and video cameras, according to authorities.
Ruiz was a former teacher at the Bayamon Military Academy in Puerto Rico.
Read the full Hispanically Speaking News article here: http://bit.ly/Mg1e5o
Edward Oedewaldt, 49, of Arcadia, Louisiana, was sentenced to 38 years in prison for his role in moderating Dreamboard, a child pornography website, according to U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley. Oedewaldt encrypted posts by members in an attempt to evade law enforcement.
Dreamboard administrators controlled who could join the website by requiring people to upload child sexual abuse materials depicting children ages 12 and under. Membership levels increased for those who created new images by sexually abusing children. According to Finley, there was one content category called “Super Hardcore” that showed violent rapes and beatings of very young children.
Authorities have been able to identify at least 38 children across the globe were suffering sexual abuse by Dreamboard members.
Read the full San Francisco Gate article here: http://bit.ly/NwMmLp
August 3, 2012
Rev. Shawn Ratigan, 46, pleaded guilty to five counts of child pornography for taking pictures of young girls with their genitals exposed in and around churches. The girls ranged in ages from 2 years old to 9 years old. The images were originally discovered by a computer-repair technician repairing Ratigan’s laptop. Charges are also pending for Bishop Robert Finn for failing to report the child sexual abuse images. Ratigan faces a maximum of 30 years in prison for each charge.
Read the full USA Today article here.
August 2, 2012
The Innocent Justice Foundation would like to share information about two upcoming workshops presented by our friends at TAALK (Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids).
TAALK’s mission is to reduce children’s vulnerability to child sexual abuse and to support survivors through the healing process. We will accomplish this mission through “Best-in-World” awareness, education, support, and collaborative solutions.
TAALK will be presenting two upcoming workships in the San Diego area:
South Bay Community Services | Wednesday August 8th from 10 am – 12 noon
Dr. Romo and Svava Brooks will share key concepts and practices to help parents prevent and detect child sexual abuse in any setting. This 2 hour interactive presentation is relevant to anyone affiliated with schools or other values driven organizations.
More info: SBCS Flyer
Stewards of Children | Thursday, August 23rd from 9am – noon
Stewards of Children is an evidence-based, revolutionary interactive prevention program developed by Darkness to Light (www.darknesstolight.org), a national child sexual abuse prevention organization. The program educates adults to prevent, recognize,
and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and to take proactive steps to protect children. Training is approved for CEU‘s for Social Workers and Therapists.
More info: SOC_Flyer_08-23-2012