Imagine an agencyso secretive and so corrupt that they can literally get away with criminal sexual abuse of children. Then imagine you are forced to pay for this agency and despite knowing that their agents are abusing children — even admitting to it — they are avoiding any kind of legal ramifications. Well, there is no need to imagine because that and more, it is happening within the CIA and no one is doing anything about it.
It’s been nearly a year since this information became public yet there has been no investigation and essentially no interest by anyone in D.C. or the political establishment to hold them accountable.
Buzzfeed reports that most of the cases were referred to US attorneys for prosecution but in an apparent quid pro quo scenario, the US attorneys send the cases back to the CIA to “handle them internally.” As a result of this scenario, these child-abusing monsters face no legal ramifications. At most, according to the report, they may lose their job or security clearance.
As Buzzfeed points out, some of these crimes are utterly horrifying and involve toddlers.
One employee had sexual contact with a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old. He was fired. A second employee purchased three sexually explicit videos of young girls, filmed by their mothers. He resigned. A third employee estimated that he had viewed up to 1,400 sexually abusive images of children while on agency assignments. The records do not say what action, if any, the CIA took against him. A contractor who arranged for sex with an undercover FBI agent posing as a child had his contract revoked.
Unfortunately, after that bill was introduced, it went nowhere — just like the prosecution of the child predators inside the CIA.
This rampant abuse should be on the front page of every newspaper in the country, yet it remains buried under divisive headlines about Pelosi’s husband and Kanye.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 966,575 deaths from COVID-19 on Friday after it corrected the data earlier this week, which reduced the death tallies in all age-groups, including children.
The health agency, in a statement to Reuters, said it made adjustments to its COVID Data Tracker’s mortality data on March 14 because its algorithm was accidentally counting deaths that were not COVID-19-related.
The adjustment resulted in removal of 72,277 deaths previously reported across 26 states, including 416 pediatric deaths, CDC said.
The world seems be lost in a never ending state of chaos and confusion. Division is becoming the end goal. Usually that nonsense calms down after presidential elections but it hasn’t. It has been snowballing since Trump ran for office! I knew politicians weren’t going to agree with him necessarily but for Pete’s sake! ENOUGH is enough.
The ongoing demand for control has to stem from something much deeper or someone that is directing the show from behind the red velvet curtain. Things are so out of hand, that they have forgotten who they are. FREE PEOPLE! FREE AMERICANS! FREEDOM US WHAT THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON! WE ARE NOT A SOCIALIST COUNTY? So what is going on?
The Great Reset
Let’s look at The Great Reset that we all keep hearing about. Here’s a little bit of information on this new agenda that is not actually very new at all come to find out.
The Great Reset is the name of the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), held in June 2020. It brought together high-profile business and political leaders,convenedby Charles, Prince of Wales and the WEF, with the theme of rebuilding society and the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic.
In her June 3, 2020 keynote address opening the Great Reset forum, a joint initiative of the WEC and the Prince of Wales, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that there has been a “massive injection of fiscal stimulus to help countries deal with this crisis” and that it was of “paramount importance that this growth should lead to a greener, smarter, fairer world in the future”.
The Bilderberg Group Meetings are secret and by invitation only
The Bilderberg meeting (also known as the Bilderberg Group) is an annual conference established in 1954 to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. The group’s agenda, originally to prevent another world war, is now defined as bolstering a consensus around free marketWestern capitalismand its interests around the globe.
The conference was initiated by several people, including Polish politician-in-exile Józef Retinger who, concerned about the growth of anti-Americanism in Western Europe, proposed an international conference at which leaders from European countries and the United States would be brought together with the aim of promoting Atlanticism—better understanding between the cultures of the United States and Western Europeto foster cooperation on political, economic, and defense issues.
Participants includepolitical leaders, experts from industry, finance, academia, and the media, numbering between 120 and 150. Attendees are entitled to use information gained at meetings, but not attribute it to a named speaker. This is to encourage candid debate, while maintaining privacy – a provision that has fed conspiracy theories from both the left and right.
This should give you a general idea of what the Bilderberg Group is about but if you want to further your knowledge you can read more about the them, their meetings, goals and activities on their website at https://www.bilderbergmeetings.org
In the view of some critics, the WEF is exercising too much influence on global systems and institutions. The picture shows George Soros during a Davos session on redesigning the international monetary system.
This brings me to the Plandemic
Since these “Globalist” seemed to be so concerned about the all of us normal folks and managed to sling trillions and trillions of money around like it grew on tree’s… Just who were the winners from lockdown nation?
And now that we have actual evidence of collateral damage from the lockdowns around the world why is almost the entire world protesting and demanding freedom? Why are we all in a bad way still and having such a difficult time getting back to normal? One would think that the current gas prices, food shortages in certain areas and the overall economic crisis would persuade even those on the far left who generally support the heavy hand of government to take a look around and question the people in power that are controlling the pathetic narrative. It would be apparent to a first grader they are all about complete control.
Big businesses scored a “$1.4 trillion payday” during the pandemic. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft increased their profits by 45% last year. “Wow, bring back more pandemics!” they must be shouting around the boardroom table.
Shutting down the economy hurt the poor the most and vastly widened the chasm between rich and poor. Lockdowns squashed small startup businesses,hurt low-income workerswhose jobs were first in line to be destroyed, and devastated educational advances of children in the worst school districts.
For example, we have learned that high-achieving children did fine with remote learning. However, those who scored below average in school performance or from low-income families without computer skills tended to tune out and shut down online lessons completely. We know from teachers that as many as one-third of children rarely, if ever, even turned on a computer during the lockdowns. The long-term educational setbacks for these children as they grow to adult age could be devastating.
It’s not rocket science to figure out that the wealthy got wealthier! So, Just who were the BIG winners from lockdown nation? Let’s start with the corporate titans: Walmart, Google, Amazon, Walgreens, Apple, McDonald’s, Pfizer, Goldman Sachs, etc. THEY’ were rewarded with the designation of “essential” by the politicians. Their doors stayed open. They raked in dollars by the millions.
You can find all the information you need to confirm these facts. For instance there was is a headline from MarketWatch earlier this month: “Big Tech’s pandemic year produces mind-boggling financial results.” There was also was this nugget from the front page of The New York Times:“Wealth inequality is the highest since World War II.” George Soros, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett won the lottery.
I’m usually not a Big Tech or Big Pharma basher and actually like to see the stock market rise. It means people are making money. If these corporations make great products or can sell valuable services that people need, I am all for it! Yay for capitalism. Everyone’s happy.
But within the case of of our current situation, we see the hypocrisy of the left in the media shining big and bright. The left denounces inequality, but it embraces the policies that allow the uneven playing field.The entire situation baffles me to the core.
History lessons keep repeating Thema. They are like a skip on a vinyl record. Why on earth would anyone want to relive these deliberately concocted scenerios ridden with fear and oppression? What happened to faith in personal judgment. Big government creates economic unfairness. It never solves it.. When will people turn off the TV and stop believing the propaganda and LIVE LIFE?
According to records obtained by the Daily Mail, between 1993 and 1995, Jeffrey Epstein visited President Bill Clinton’s White House 17 times, bringing with him a total of eight women.
The convicted sex offender had connections to many celebrities, journalists and prominent political figures, including Clinton. Many of them were listed in Epstein’s little black book.
In its report on Epstein’s many visits to the Clinton White House, the Daily Mail noted that hanging on the walls of Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, were photos of these visits and a few of the women he had with him.
Low-Res pics from the Florida State Attorney’s Office show pics hanging in Epstein’s mansion of The late-financier visiting Clinton’s White House with two different women.
A report from the Daily Mail indicates Epstein brought 8 women to the White House over the years.
Breaking The Code of Silence of Fostered and Orphaned children
An estimated 120,000 to 200,000 minors are placed in congregate care facilities across the United States annually, according to information from Breaking Code Silence, an advocacy group made up of people who were placed in treatment facilities.
Oregon foster child mistreated while out of state joins federal lawmakers in oversight push
This week, Spezza-Lopin, now 12, took another flight. This time she headed to Washington, D.C., to speak alongside U.S. lawmakers to support an effort to federally regulate what’s often called the “troubled teen” industry.
Between 2016 and 2018, the number of foster children Oregon leaders sent to residential treatment facilities in other states skyrocketed. Children were scattered across 16 different states at one point. At the time, state workers said they didn’t have enough foster placements in Oregon.
The senator noted Oregon had stopped placing children in such facilities, in large part due to the work of Oregon state Sen. Sara Gelser Blouin, D-Corvallis. Gelser Blouin grilled Oregon state child welfare officials after OPB broke the news in 2019 that the state was shipping children out of state.
“Let’s stop the system of shipping children out of state to facilities that have no oversight,” Merkley said Wednesday.
Merkley and Rep. Ro Khanna, D-California, are pushing to create a commission in the U.S. Department of Justice to oversee congregate care. The legislation would also give grants to states to help regulate the facilities. Finally, it would create a bill of rights to ensure kids placed in care don’t lose their rights.
An estimated 120,000 to 200,000 minors are placed in congregate care facilities across the United States annually, according to information from Breaking Code Silence, an advocacy group made up of people who were placed in treatment facilities.
“Many children leave these facilities more traumatized than when they arrived,” U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, said at the press conference.
This week, Spezza-Lopin shared her story of being in foster care off and on since she was a baby, of being placed in 15 different placements, homes and institutions, of being thrown onto a concrete floor, put in a headlock and called a pervert by adult caretakers while in Montana.
The girl from Junction City, Oregon, spent her day in Washington, D.C. with an unlikely friend, Paris Hilton. The celebrity and entrepreneur was abused while at Utah’s Provo Canyon School in the 1990s and has joined the effort to bring more oversight to the industry.
Hilton noted the state-by-state patchwork of regulations under which these facilities currently operate is not working and detailed the abuse she suffered as a teen.
Spezza-Lopin spent her time in Washington lobbying with Hilton. She met well-known politicians and appeared on Good Morning America. She ate at her first restaurant that used cloth napkins.
But as she stood in front of the U.S. Capitol, with photographers snapping photos and microphones in her face, she was thinking of her best friend at the facility in Montana, another young girl with whom she has no way of contacting.
Today, there are an estimated 120,000 – 200,000 minors in congregate care facilities across the United States. These youth are pipelined into congregate care placements through the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, school districts’ individualized education programs, refugee resettlement agencies, mental health providers, and private parental placement. Many of these youth have prior trauma histories before placement, issues only exacerbated by extended separation from their communities once placed in an institutional setting.
This industry receives an estimated $23 billion dollars of annual public funds to purportedly treat the behavioral and psychological needs of vulnerable youth, yet it operates without meaningful oversight. The industry’s lack of transparency and quality care has led to youth experiencing maltreatment including sexual assault, physical and medical neglect, and bodily assault that has resulted in civil rights violations, hospitalizations, and death. Youth are too often denied access to legal counsel, advocacy, and the most basic rights to personal safety and satisfactory living conditions.
States and facilities have long neglected to track the placement and lengths of stay of youth, ensure quality care, report critical incidents and deaths, develop best practices, and account for outcomes of care. Without data, or means to track and address findings of institutional abuse, our nation’s understanding of this issue is severely limited. We must begin by developing systems and infrastructure that will prevent catastrophic abuse and increase our understanding of evidence-based practices for youth in these settings.
BECAUSE THE LICENSURE OF THESE TREATMENT OR BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION FACILITIES VARIES WIDELY……………………………. WE NEEDED A BROADER DEFINITION.
WHAT DEFINES CONGREGATE CARE? Breaking Code Silence defines the term Congregate Care Program or Facility (CCP/CF) asa public or private entity that, with respect to one or more children who are unrelated to the owner or operator of the program, purports to provide housing, treatment, or modify behaviors in a residential environment, such as:
Wilderness or outdoor experience, expedition, or Intervention
Boot camp or other experience designed to simulate characteristics of basic military training or correctional regimes
Residential treatment program, center, or facility
Non-medical residential center
Therapeutic boardinq school
Behavioral modification program
Foster care facility
Youth justice facility
*The term “CP/CCF” does not include a psychiatric hospital
“TREATMENT SHOULDN’T LEAVE A COMMUNITY OF SURVIVORS”
WHAT WE RE SEEING”
Investigations conducted by Breaking Code Silence and state officials have collectively shown trends in congregate care facilities. Here are a few of the many abuses seen consistently across congregate settings:
Inhumane and degrading discipline
Usage of seclusion and physical, mechanical, and chemical restraint
Physical, medical, and nutritional neglect
Sexual assault, harassment, and grooming
Forced medication and overmedication
Conversion and aversion therapy
Lack of individualized treatment
Prohibition of communication with parents, lawyers, and advocates
Restricted access to education
In the 2021 study, “Away From Home: Youth Experiences of Institutional Placements in Foster Care” by the organization, Think of Us, surveyed 78 young people with recent lived experience in institutional placements.
Although this study only recorded the experiences of youth in child welfare, the sentiments expressed show an accurate reflection of all children and young people in institutions.
“Institution placements failed to meet the mandate of child welfare”.
“Institutional placements were carceral”
“Institutional placements were punitive”
“Institutional placements were traumatic and unfit for healthy child and adolescent development”
“Institutional placements felt like they didn’t have a way out”
“DESPERATION WITHOUT DIGNITY’: NDRN
“Desperation Without Dignity: Conditions of Children Placed in For Profit Residential Facilities” a 2021 report issued by the National Disability Rights Network in tandem with 18 state protection and advocacy agencies (P&As) gave a grueling inside look at the experiences at for-profit residential centers.
Some of the findings include:
“Physical abuse, often masked as punishment or a control tactic, is not uncommon in RFs.”
“Children in RFs across the country report sexual assault at the hands of staff.”
…overuse and misuse of psychiatric medication during monitoring visits at both youth residential facilities and also at for-profit psychiatric hospitals that treat children.”
“Youth were found to lack adequate access to clean water and proper sanitation and have limited recreational space.
investigators noted blood and feces on the walls and floors of the residence halls durinq a monitoring visit..
..youth were forced to sleep on concrete slabs and almost exclusively sit on the floor…
“Some youths report that they are unable to obtain academic credit for education completed at RFs, putting them at a
significant disadvantage upon return to their communities.’
* Because of inconsistent reporting and licensing standards this number is most likely much higher. This number accounts for Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, and special Education placements – and estimates private placements.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
THIS ISSUE IS NOT NEW. For decades, government and independent investigative reports have consistently pointed to weaknesses in regulation, oversight, inconsistent licensing, decentralized jurisdiction, lack of reporting, and lack of meaningful State action towards non-compliance. Yet, little has been done.
These reports have highlighted how this negligence has led to loss of life and continues to underscore that congreqate care placement does not have positive outcomes for youth.
“IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO FOCUS ON ONE OR THE OTHER FIRST. A “FIRST THIS, THEN THAT” APPROACH HAS RESULTED IN A CYCLICAL NON-SOLUTION, WITH A GREAT DEAL OF PLANNING AND VERY LITTLE CHANGE. –DESPERATION WITHOUT DIGNITY, NDRN
ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS YOUTH RIGHTS:
To establish youth rights for all young people in congregate care and systemizing loqistical processes that allow them to enjoy exercising their rights with efficacy and immediacy.
DEFINE THE ISSUE: To establish a working definition of institutional abuse and neglect so as to engage with currently established child protection agencies and allow victims to seek recourse. This definition and understanding of facility culture and practices that allow for environments of abuse will also assist in the development of individual treatment and intervention for institutional abuse.
OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY: To create a culture of transparency, data-sharing, and meaningful State action against non-compliance is the start to eliminating abusive settings disquised as “treatment.” To do this, it is vital to empower and fund local protection and advocacy agencies, advocates, and oversight entities to have authority and necessary resources to enforce actions against non-compliant facilities that are endangering young people.
FAMILY OVER FACILITIES: Without question, prioritizing family-unity and community must be reflected in policy and funding efforts. Bringing this high-level goal down to local agency level is what will prevent young people from being placed out of the home. We must focus on what our communities are lacking to make this possible. Accessibility, quality of services, and funding are good places to start.
DEPATHOLOGIZING ADOLESCENCE: To shape a world in which transitioning into adulthood is supported, encouraged, and not criminalized is the beqinning to healing our families and communities. We must abandon all punitive ideology about young people and instead ask ourselves how we can be mentors, leaders, and support in their lives.
THE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR CONGREGATE CARE ACT
The Accountability for Congregate Care Act of 2021 will address systemic weaknesses across multiple agencies and systems that increase reliance on congregate care and subject youth to abuse and neglect.
The passage of this Act will create a uniform Youth in Congregate Care Bill of Rights for all youth in congregate care regardless of which public or private pipeline they entered the facility.
This Bill of Rights will create a standard for the ACCA Joint Commission to lead an interdisciplinary program of research, in consultation with other Federal agencies, recognized experts in the field, and advocates. Through this research, the Commission will advise on reduction of congregate care placement, understanding the nature and scope of institutional abuse, and will consult with States on the closure of facilities that are unable to meet standards within the Youth in Congregate Care Bill of Rights.
By supporting the passage of ACCA, funds will be created to mend systemic issues that have led to our current failures in youth and family services. The main goal being to not only establish understood rights, but to lift the walls of our largest systems and work together to provide youth with the tools and opportunities to have the brilliant futures they deserve.
THE YOUTH IN CONGREGATE CARE BILL OF RIGHTS
EVERY YOUTH IN CONGREGATE CARE. SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO:
a right to physical well-being, including
freedom from abuse and neqlect; includinq all forms of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, neglect, exploitation, financial exploitation, and excessive medication;
the right to be free from institutional abuse and neqlect
freedom from aversive behavioral interventions
freedom from physical, mechanical, and chemical restraint or seclusion
protection against unreasonable search and seizure;
including the use of strip searches or cavity searches as a means of punishment
a right to social and emotional well-being, including
prohibition of long periods of forced silence
restriction of communication with staff, caregivers, child protective services, law enforcement, or advocates
sufficient educational and life skills imparted onto them
reasonable daily access to the outdoors
to have essential needs met
to individualized and appropriate
to treatment that is culturally competent, trauma-informed, and most supportive of such each youth’s personal liberty and development
to be free from abusive, humiliating, degrading, or traumatizing treatment by staff or other youth; including
the ability to report mistreatment anonymously without fear of reprisal
• access a protection and advocacy agency
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Caroline Cole – Dr. of Gov’t Relations Breaking Code Silence CLorson@breakingcodesilence.org
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Jacksonville, Florida – United States District Judge Brian J. Davis has sentenced Wayne Dale Epps, Jr. (36, Jacksonville) to 12 years in federal prison for using the internet to attempt to entice a 12-year-old child to engage in sexual activity. Epps was also ordered to serve a life term of supervised release and to register as a sex offender.
Epps had pleaded guilty on June 10, 2021.
According to court documents, on February 14, 2020, an undercover FBI agent who was posing online as the family member of a 12-year-old child was contacted by Epps using the screen name “ksaber2040.”Over the next several days, Epps and the undercover agent engaged in online conversation in which Epps expressed his desire to meet the “child.” Epps confirmed that he wanted to meet the “child” for sexual activity, stating “[t]his is a first for me I’m nervous but I’ve been wanting to try younger.” Epps provided the undercover agent with graphic details about how he intended to sexually abuse the “child.” He offered to use a “flavored condom” and requested pictures of the “child.”
On February 18, 2020, Epps drove to a prearranged location at a shopping center in Jacksonville to meet the “child” for sex and was arrested by FBI agents. During an interview, Epps stated that it was “possible that [he] would have followed through” and engaged in sex with the 12-year-old child, and further that he “should have never made that decision.”
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Jacksonville. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.
This is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A federal jury convicted a Morgan County man Tuesday for using Internet applications to seek images, videos, and live transmissions of the violent sexual abuse of Filipina children as young as five years old.
According to court documents and evidence presented at trial,Benjamin Walter, 41, of Decatur, AL, used two web service provider accounts, including messenger and webcam applications, to get women in the Philippines to sexually abuse their own children and relatives.Walter’s requests to these women, which spanned approximately three years, included directions to arrange for the gang rape of young children and to sexually assault several young children in other harmful ways.Walter sent the money to the Philippines for these videos, images, and live transmissions via MoneyGram, Western Union, and other money remitters in$25 to $50 increments.In addition to the live webcam shows, Walter also sent and received emails to which the senders attached images and videos of young children engaged in sex acts with adult men. This investigation was part of a joint FBI and Homeland Security Investigations operation that targeted the buyers and sellers of these types of webcam shows in the Philippines.
“Today’s conviction sends a clear message that the protection of the most innocent and vulnerable victims, our children, from child exploitation is of the utmost importance,” said U.S. Attorney Escalona. “The jury’s decision to hold the defendant accountable for his conduct and to reject his defenses demonstrates that those who commit these horrific crimes will be met with swift and certain justice. We are grateful for the work of the FBI Birmingham Division and FBI Huntsville Resident Agency for their investigation of this case, and for the assistance of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section in prosecuting the case.”
The FBI and our partners will continue to work diligently to bring individuals like Walter to justice and protect our most valuable asset, our children,” Sharp said
Walter was convicted offour counts of producing and attempting to produce child pornography and one count each of receiving and distributing child pornography. Sentencing is set for January 5, 2022. Walter faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years of imprisonment and a maximum of 160 years of imprisonment.
FBI Birmingham Division and FBI Huntsville Resident Agency investigated the case.
Trial Attorneys Charles Schmitz and Nadia Prinz of the Justice Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Leann R. White of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama are prosecuting the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Department of Justice in May 2006 to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS),Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc.
To report suspicious activity or instances of child sexual exploitation, contact your local FBI field office or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. Reports can also be filed with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) or online at www.cybertipline.org.
Jadin Nunez will be spending the rest of his life behind bars after a jury found him guilty of the capital murder of a 2-year-old child in Temple two years ago.
A Texas man was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole after he beat to death his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter after she failed to put her shoes on the correct feet.
Jadin Nunezwill be spending the rest of his life behind barsafter a jury found him guilty of the capital murder of a 2-year-old child in Temple two years ago.
The incident unfolded in Sept. 2019 when the child reportedly put her shoes on the wrong feet,apparently enraging Nunez in the process.
The incident that resulted in the child’s death took place just moments before they were headed to a local store to pick up supplies for her upcoming birthday party.
What are the details?
A Bell County, Texas, judge sentenced 27-year-old Jadin Nunez to life in prison last week after a jury of his peers found him guilty of murdering2-year-oldShannah McAlpine in 2019.
Nunez, according to police, began beating Shannah, striking her across the face and then forcefully punching her in the stomach at least three times while he held her in the air.
The mother and co-defendant in the case, Ashley Marie McAlpine, was booked into jail on Dec. 17, 2020, after she was charged with injury to a child. Ashley McAlpine, 29, was being held in the Bell County Jail in lieu of a bond of $500,000, on the first-degree felony charge.
She has pleaded not guilty and has a pre-trial hearing set for Oct. 29, in the 426th Judicial District Court, according to court records.
Nunez was Ashley McAlpine’s boyfriendwho lived with her and her children in Temple. Police said that Ashley McAlpine knew her children — including Shannah’s sister — were beaten by Nunez, but said she would not stop him, according to a Child Protective Services report.
Sept. 22, 2019
Temple police were dispatched to a medical emergency call in the 800 block of South 11th Street. When they got there, the 2-year-old girl was found covered in bruises and not breathing. Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Unit began an investigation into the girl’s death because the cause wasn’t known.
An investigation revealed that Nunez beat and choked the child. The autopsy report said Shannah McAlpine died of blunt force trauma to her stomach, according to an arrest affidavit.
The violence that led to Shannah’s death began over shoes on the wrong feet, an investigator with Texas Department of Family & Protective Services said in his report that was obtained by FME News Service.
The family was getting ready to go to the store to get things for a birthday party for Shannah and her brother, according to the document. The girl had her shoes on the wrong feet, and Nunez then hit her on her face. She fell, and Nunez grabbed her and held her up in the air before he punched her three times in her stomach and dropped her to the floor, Ashley McAlpine told investigators.
Shannah’s mother, Ashley Marie McAlpine, then reportedly discovered the child in distress and said that she whisked her from the room and placed her on a bed elsewhere in the home. Nunez, she said, then came into the room and reportedly began choking the child with both hands. McApline said that the child began to turn blue, but Nunez refused to give up.IWhen he did stop choking her, the child gasped for breath and curled into a fetal position, she recalled.
Later on that night, McAlpine said that she awakened to hear her daughter crying, she tried to give her food and drink before realizing that the child’s stomach was swollen and hot, but the rest of her body was cold.
McAlpine said that she tried to put her daughter in the shower to warm her up, but the child was unable to stand and could not breathe.
At about 2:49 a.m. the mother phoned 911 and summoned first responders to the home.
Shannah was pronounced dead at 3:31 a.m.
When authorities arrived at the scene, they discovered the child unresponsive and covered in bruises.
Authorities determined that the child — who was just days away from her third birthday — died of blunt force trauma to her stomach and arrested Nunez two days after the child’s death.
McAlpine faces charges of injury to a child after authorities said she allegedly failed to stop Nunez from beating her child. According to the Killeen Daily Herald, McAplineisbeing held in theBell County Jail in lieu of a $500,000 bond on the first-degree felony charge.
A child protective service report alleged that McAlpine was aware that Nunez was beating her children but did nothing to stop it.
McAlpine has pleaded not guilty and is due in court on Friday.
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