Mark Lunsford … HERO! A Parent Living the Worst Nightmare … Jessica Lunsford’s Legacy will help Children for Years to Come
Thank you Mark Lunsford for … JESSICA’S JUSTICE.
Hero: a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities. One that shows great courage.
Mark Lunsford never thought that he would be one of the most known and respected children’s advocates of sex crimes. Mark Lunsford also never thought that he would lose his 9 year old daughter Jessica Lunsford in the manner he did and be living “a parent’s worst nightmare.”
“I didn’t spend my life raising kids so that somebody could one of them away,” he says.
But his daughter, nine-year-old Jessica, was taken away, abducted from home, sexually assaulted and murdered by convicted sex offender John Couey.
“The problem that we have in the United States with sexual predators and offenders is actually it’s insulting to all the people that these kind of crimes could go so lightly punished,” Mark explains.
However, out of the ashes and the tragedy arose a true American hero. We are constantly presented with strories in the media of what’s wrong with America. Or during this election year, what makes people bitter. We should never forget nor have to be reminded what makes America great. People like Mark Lunsford who take the worst of tragedies and turn them into causes for good are exactly the stuff of what hero’s are made of.
Mark Lunsford is a perfect example that no parent ever thinks or expects that it will be their children who fall prey to such ruthless and vicious sex offenders like John Couey. What John Couey did to 9 year old Jessica Lunsford is well documented and makes even the most non-violent person want to stone him to death. Why do we love Mark Lunsford? Because he says it as it is. There is no political PC nonsense. Mark is not a politician. He is a parent on a mission, one to protect children and their rights. One that is all too often forgotten by law makers because children do not vote.
“My crusade is mandatory sentencing, 25 years to life. If you sexually abuse a child or you molest a child, I firmly believe you don’t have a right in society,” he says.
Now all he hopes is that his story, his nightmare will make a difference.
“She was just like the little girl that you would change the world for, plus ten,” he says describing his daughter, Jessica..
Mark Lunsford has become a hero to all and especially to sexually exploited, abused and murdered children at the hands of sex offenders. For that we owe Mark Lunsford a debt of gratitude that he has made it his person mission in life that other parents children may benefit for what happened to Jessica. Call it the legacy of Jessica Lunsford. Call it a father’s mission and Jessica’s Justice.