YIKES … JOSH DUGGAR ADMITS TO MOLESTATION.
TMZ is reporting that Josh Duggar has acknowledged he sexually molested underage girls including some of his sisters. Josh Duggar is the elder son of the reality-TV-famous family from TLC’s “19 Kids And Counting.” The molestation acts occurred when Josh, now 27, was a teen and took place in 2002 and 2003; however, the incidents were not reported to police until 2006. In the wake of the allegations of child molestation, Josh Duggar has resigned his role as executive director of the Family Research Council.
Josh says, “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager. I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret.” He continues, “We spoke with authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling.”
The molestations occurred in 2002 and 2003, when he was 14. He fondled the genitals and breasts of the girls, some of whom were sleeping.
Josh’s wife Anna says he confessed his “past teenage mistakes” to her 2 years before he asked her to marry him.
Hmm, I wonder how this will effect the TV show?
In Touch magazine first broke the news of the Duggars’ underage sexual molestation scandal in this week’s magazine. (Note: Josh’s name is redacted from the police report but In Touch has confirmed the passages that refer to him.) See police reports HERE.
According to the police report, Josh fondled the genitals and breasts of the girls, some of whom were sleeping, but sometimes they were interacting with him … in one case reading a book.
There was another reported incident 9 months later. According to the police report, the police were not immediately contacted. Instead, Jim Bob, the dad, met with church elders and agreed Josh should be put in a treatment program. The police report says Josh’s mom, Michelle, said it wasn’t really a treatment center … they simply sent Josh to a guy who was remodeling a building to do manual labor.
In 2006, the family was scheduled to appear on “Oprah,” and before the show someone sent an email to Harpo warning that Josh had molested girls. Harpo forwarded the email to a hotline, which triggered a police investigation.
Cops wanted to question Josh, but Jim Bob lawyered him up and Josh declined the invitation.
Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before. Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God. We pray that as people watch our lives they see that we are not a perfect family. We have challenges and struggles everyday. It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us — even though we are so undeserving. We hope somehow the story of our journey — the good times and the difficult times — cause you to see the kindness of God and learn that He can bring you through anything.
From Josh Duggar:
Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.
From Anna Duggar:
I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock. It was not at the point of engagement, or after we were married – it was two years before Josh asked me to marry him. When my family and I first visited the Duggar Home, Josh shared his past teenage mistakes. I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn’t know why he was sharing it. For Josh he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was — even every difficult past mistakes. At that point and over the next two years, Josh shared how the counseling he received changed his life as he continued to do what he was taught. And when you, our sweet fans, first met me when Josh asked me to marry him… I was able to say, “Yes” knowing who Josh really is – someone who had gone down a wrong path and had humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended. Someone who had received the help needed to change the direction of his life and do what is right. I want to say thank you to those who took time over a decade ago to help Josh in a time of crisis. Your investment changed his life from going down the wrong path to doing what is right. If it weren’t for your help I would not be here as his wife — celebrating 6 1/2 years of marriage to a man who knows how to be a gentleman and treat a girl right. Thank you to all of you who tirelessly work with children in crisis, you are changing lives and I am forever grateful for all of you.
20 Year Old University of Colorado Student Berry Tyler Allen Missing Since 4/14/15 in Boulder, CO (Update: Found Safe)
20 year old Berry Tyler Allen, a University of Colorado student, has been missing since April 14, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Tyler was reported missing by his parents on Saturday; however, he has not been seen on Thursday, April 11 and last heard from on April 16 when he sent a text message to his friends, according to Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel.
Berry Tyler Allen was reported missing by his parents Saturday. He was last seen April 11 and texted with friends Thursday. He has not been seen or heard from since. He doesn’t own a vehicle or a bicycle.
Allen is described as a 140-pound white man with blond hair and blue eyes.
Allen goes by “Tyler,” and was last heard from on Thursday, April 16, at 1:57 p.m. in a text message to one of his roommates: “Oh, I’m alright, spent one night with a friend and one all nighter at [Norlin] library.” That text explained his whereabouts on Tuesday and Wednesday, and was traced by Allen’s phone service provider to the area around Folsom Field on the CU campus. He was last seen by roommates on Tuesday the 14th, according to his parents.
Allen’s parents, Berry and Sheryl Allen, said that he swiped his Buff Onecard into Macky Auditorium’s main entrance on Sunday, April 12th, but did not get in; he does not have access to the building on his card. Allen is in CU’s University Choir and has a class in Mackey. He attended choir practice on the night of April 13, according to his parents.
Allen is a communications major who transferred to CU in January from Clemson University in South Carolina. He is a second-year student and lives off campus.
Correction: The trail search is meeting tomorrow at 9:30 at the base of the chitaqua trail not 8:30 as previously posted. Thank you all so much for your concern and hope you can join in. We all pray that Tyler will be found safe and well. ?#?FindTylerNow?
UPDATE II: Search continues for missing CU student.
“We got a phone call last Saturday from his roommates that he hasn’t been seen in quite a while,” Sheryl Allen said. “It’s a call no parent wants to hear. It’s a call no one wants to ever receive.”
“He took his guitar, his laptop and a backpack. That is all that is missing from his room, no clothes,” she said. “We’re concerned. He meant to go somewhere temporarily and something happened.”
The Allens have been putting flyers up on buildings around campus. They are following his class schedule and talking to his classmates. They have created a Facebook page called “Find Tyler Now.”
Kim Kobel is the spokesperson for the Boulder Police Department. She says that detectives are working every possibility, but they do need more leads.
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On Wednesday, there will be an organized search focusing on a popular hiking trail at Chautauqua park.
The Allens flew in from Chicago on Monday, six days after their son was last seen.
Allen attended a choir class April 14 but hasn’t been seen since. On Thursday, he texted his roommates to tell them he had stayed at a friends place and pulled an all-nighter at the library. That was the last anyone heard from Allen. But while canvasing Tuesday, the Allens got their first potential break.
Boulder police ask anyone with information on Allen’s whereabouts to contact Detective Sarah Cantu at 303-441-4328. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776.
UPDATE IV: Berry Tyler Allen Found Safe.
A CU Boulder student who was reported missing over a week ago has been found and is safe, according to reports from his family.
Allen’s family told FOX31 Denver sister station WGN that the 20-year-old had been found on Sunday morning. A Facebook post to the page of a group dedicated to searching for Allen echoed the good news.
51 Year Old Iona Costello & Her 14 Year Old Daughter Emily Costello Missing Since 3/30/15 in Manhattan, NY (Update: Found Safe)
51 year old Iona Costello and her 14 year old daughter, Emily Costello, have been missing since March 30, 2015 after they traveled to Manhattan, NYC and never returned. Iona and Emily are from Greenport where she owns a farm on the North Fork. A family member Jane Costello said that Iona and Emily went to New York City to see some shows and parked their car in a garage on 3/30/2015. Surveillance video captured Costello and Emily walking out of the Midtown parking garage. Iona Costello and Emily Costello were reported missing on Tuesday, after Emily was absent from school following the spring break. Southold Police said Iona Costello is 5-foot-10, 120 pounds and blonde and her daughter is 5-foot-8, 110 pounds.
According to further reports, calls to their cellphones have gone unanswered and there has been no activity on the mother’s credit cards.
Facebook: Emily Costello (left) – Iona Costello (rt)
An East End farm owner and her 14-year-old daughter vanished in Manhattan last month after what relatives thought was going to be a short visit to see a few shows.
Cops are looking for Iona Costello, 51, a well-known equestrian from Greenport, and her daughter, Emily, a student at the posh Ross School in East Hampton.
They haven’t been seen since March 30, said Diana Malcolmson, the mother of Iona.
Relatives filed a missing-persons report when Emily didn’t return to school on Tuesday.
Police found their car in a parking garage on 42nd Street Wednesday night, and they appeared happy in surveillance video, Malcolmson said.
UPDATE I: Cops have no leads on missing Long Island mother and daughter after they vanished in New York City.
Could this be a possible reason for the two’s disappearance. According to reports, Emily is Iona Costello’s only child.
“The first thing we look for in these types of investigations is telephone calls, emails and credit card use,” Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley told the Daily News.
“We have nothing.”
“We’ve heard different theories from different people,” Flatley added. “It’s all speculation at this point.”
Costello, who runs a horse farm in the quaint seaside town on the tip of the North Fork, has been “under a lot of stress” fueled by a legal battle over her dead husband’s will, a family member told The News.
Costello was married to George Costello Sr., a construction manager who died of a heart attack on Dec. 28, 2012.
The will signed by the thrice-married George Costello, 63, who co-owned Costello Marine Contracting, which builds docks and bulkheads, left everything to Iona and Emily.
The will is being contested by four children from his previous marriages, records show.
“She can’t sell anything. She can’t do anything because everything is in court,” the family member said of Iona. “She’s been under a lot of pressure.”
Still, the relative said family members have no clue what might be behind the Costellos’ disappearance.
“I don’t know if she’s having a nervous breakdown. I don’t know if somebody has kidnapped them,” the relative said.
“We have no idea. The family is berserk.”
The Costello family has asked anyone with information to call the Southold Town Police Department at 631-765-2600.
UPDATE I: Found Safe in NYC.
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14 yer old Nia McKay has been missing since Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Wayland, Massachusetts. According to the police, Nia McKay went for a walk at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and did not return home. Nia is 5’6″ and was last seen wearing a blue dress and a black sweatshirt.
“We felt it important to alert parents so that you can be prepared to discuss this disappearance should your children hear of it on the news, or alternately, should they know Nia personally. If your child does know anything which might be relevant to this situation, please call the Wayland Police. We will remain in contact with the police, let you know of any further developments and continue to hope that all will turn out well. We’re sending out this message in the spirit of alerting, but not alarming, the community,” he wrote.
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Nia McKay, please contact the Wayland Police Department at 508-358-4721.
UPDATE I: Missing Wayland teen found safe on Sunday.
Police said McKay was found safe on Sunday, but did not provide information about where McKay was found or where she had been.
17 Year Old Rachael Lynn Manzo Missing Since 3/29/15 in Pittsgrove, NJ (Update: Found Safe in Florida)
17 year old Rachael Lynn Manzo has been missing since Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Pittgrove, New Jersey. She was reported missing around 10:30 a.m. Monday and was last seen late Sunday night. Rachel Manzo has been missing since she left home to go for a walk late Sunday night. Rachael is 5’01 tall, 100lbs, blonde hair and blue eyes and she may be carrying a book bag and wearing Ugg boots.
17-year-old Rachael Lynn Manzo was reported missing around 10:30 a.m. Monday and was last seen late Sunday night.
Rachael is 5’1 tall, 100 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She may be carrying a book bag and wearing Ugg boots.
Friends reported she had a text conversation with an unknown male on Sunday and may have been planning to meet him.
Police say there are indications at her house that she left on her own accord.
New Jersey State Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old township girl who was reported missing Monday, according to a NJSP spokesman.
Her friends told investigators that she had a text message conversation with an unknown male Sunday and may had been planning to meet him. Police continue to say that there were indications that she left the house on her own accord.
If anyone has any information with regards to missing Rachael Lynn Manzo, please call the Bridgeton Station at 856-451-0101. Anonymous tips are also accepted.
New Jersey State Police on Wednesday night announced Rachael Lynn Manzo, 17 , “was located safely in Florida and is currently in FBI custody. “No other details about how she wound up in Florida or where specific about she was located.
State Police in a updated message on Wednesday afternoon said they do not believe Manzo is in imminent danger. “Detectives have determined that Rachel left her home on her own accord. She has since been in contact with family and friends.”
UPDATE II: Facebook – New Jersey State Police.
UPDATE: Missing Girl Located
Rachael Lynn Manzo was located safely in Florida and is currently in FBI custody.
Thanks for all of your tips!
22 Year Old University of Minnesota Student Jennifer Houle Missing Since 3/27/15 from Blarney Pub and Grill in Dinkytown, MN (Update: Purse Found 3 Blocks from Bar)
22 year old University of Minnesota student Jennifer Houle has been missing since early Friday morning, March 27, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. Houle was last seen between 1 AM and 2 AM Friday at Blarney Pub and Grill at 412 14th Ave. S.E., in Dinkytown, MN. Houle is a senior is a senior at the University of Minnesota’s undergraduate program at the Carlson School of Management, where she is pursuing a double major in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and Accounting. She is also a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Jennifer Houle was last seen wearing a light-gray jacket, green blouse, black leggings and dark high-heel shoes.
Missing: 22 year old Jennifer Houle
Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday at Blarney Pub and Grill in Dinkytown.
She is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs about 140 pounds and has long blond hair. Houle was last seen wearing a light gray jacket, green blouse, black leggings and dark high-heeled shoes.
Houle is a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, which is located just a couple blocks away from Blarney Pub and Grill. Chapter President Madeline Eddy released a statement Saturday morning about the investigation.
A sorority sister at the University of Minnesota student has vanished, prompting the Minneapolis Police Department to issue a public appeal Saturday for help in locating the missing woman.
Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen at closing time at the Blarney Bar, a popular student hangout near the campus of the UM Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis.
“We are actively pursuing leads that we have generated through the investigation,” Minneapolis Police Public Information Officer John Elder told FoxNews.com Saturday afternoon . “We are still looking for her. We do not know her whereabouts.
Pi Beta Phi – UMN: Facebook – Jennifer Houle (middle) pic posted 10/12/14
Minneapolis police searching for a missing college student Sunday have reported finding the young woman’s purse near a bar where she was last seen early Friday.
“Purse belonging to Jen Houle was located Friday/3:00 am,” Minneapolis Police Public Information Officer John Elder said on Twitter late Saturday afternoon. He said the block where the purse was found is about three blocks from the bar.
Facebook: Our sister, Jen Houle is still missing.
She was last seen in this outfit at 1am Friday March 27th in Dinkytown.
“The University of Minnesota is working with local law enforcement to help find Jennifer Houle, a Carlson School of Management student and Pi Beta Phi sorority member, who has been missing since Friday, March 27.
During this time of need, we want to offer support and counseling to any University members who need it. Students are encouraged to contact Boynton Health Service or University Counseling & Consulting Services if they need assistance.
Lastly, we ask that the public respect the privacy of Ms. Houle’s friends, family and sorority sisters as the situation continues to evolve. Please give them the space they need to process this challenging event.
We remain hopeful that Ms. Houle will be found safe and sound”
If anyone has any information regarding missing Jennifer Houle, please call 911, the Minneapolis Police tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477), or send a text to 847 411 (tip 411) then enter MPD and the tip.
12 Year Old Black Georgia Middle School Student CJ Pearson Slams Barack Obama in Epic YouTube Rant … “President Obama, “You Don’t Love America. If You Really Did Love America, You Would Call ISIS What It Really Is; An Assault on Christianity,” America and American Values
12 YEAR OLD GEORGIA MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT CJ PEARSON RIPS BARACK OBAMA A NEW ONE IN AN EPIC YOUTUBE RANT.
CJ Pearson applauded former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments regarding President Barack Obama and in the process ripped Obama a new one saying, “President Obama, “You Don’t Love America.” CK Pearson went on to say in his epic YouTube rant, “President Obama, You don’t love America. If you really did love America, you would call ISIS what it really is: an assault on Christianity, an assault on America and downright hate for the American values that our country holds. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion and every single thing that our country stands for.” Out of the mouths of 12 year old’s.
Imagine, just imagine if we had a current president who actually spoke with the same passion of America and against radical Islam as CJ Pearson? You have a bright future young man.
“Here’s the truth of the matter: I don’t want to be politically correct. I don’t care about being politically correct at this point.
“President Obama, You don’t love America. If you really did love America, you would call ISIS what it really is: an assault on Christianity, an assault on America and downright hate for the American values that our country holds. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion and every single thing that our country stands for.”
He adds, “I hope that one day people will get enough guts to speak out against your downright hatred for this nation.”
Referring to ISIS, he said, “When they kill innocent Americans that have done no wrong except report on what is their constitutional right as journalists and you do nothing about it, you don’t care about their lives. You could care less!
“But here’s what you need to realize: here in America, we don’t back down to terrorists. We fight them on their own battleground and we annihilate them till the very end.
“Here in America, we don’t allow the government to take away what we work for but we continue to work harder so that we may continue to succeed.”
24 Year Old Lindsey McNamara Missing Since 2/14/15 in Natick, MA (Same Woman Involved in Bizarre “Bacon-Throwing” Incident at a Police Station Last Year)
24 year old Lindsey McNamara has been missing since February 14, 2015 in Natick, Massachusetts. McNamara was last seen in the area of a P.F. Chang’s restaurant in Natick at the Natick Mall where she was having dinner with a man and a woman who are unknown to McNamara’s family. The family of Lindsey McNamara posted on Facebook that they have not heard from her since Friday and that her phone and car were traced to the area near P.F. Chang’s in Natick.
Missing – Lindsey McNamara
Lindsey McNamara, 24, was last seen having dinner with acquaintances at the Natick Mall Feb. 14, Lt. Rich Briggs, a spokesman for the Ashland, Mass. police department, told 48 Hours’ Crimesider. Police don’t have anything to indicate foul play, but they’re actively investigating the disappearance, Briggs said.
McNamara was last seen in the area of a P.F. Chang’s restaurant in Natick, where her cell phone also pinged, according to a statement posted on the Ashland Police Facebook page.
This same missing woman is the same individual who allegedly walked into the Framingham police station, declared she was there “to feed the pigs.” McNamara then smeared bacon, sausage and other raw pork products all over the lobby window. Well alrighty then. A judge this past Thursday dismissed a malicious destruction of property charge against McNamara and ordered her to pay court costs of $150 on a disorderly conduct charge. At the time of the incident, her parents said that Lindsey was going through a difficult time.
UPDATE I: Cassie Severance – Facebook.
Everyone this is my sister. Her name is Lindsey McNamara. My family and her freinds are looking for her. We have not heard from her since friday. Last night 2/14/15 Valentines day, the police traced her cell phone to somewhere around P.F.Changs in Natick . but they didn’t find her or her car. As of 8 tonight 24 hrs later the trace said her phone is still in the same location. We have looked all over that area and have not found her, her car, or her phone. She has blue eyes and brown hair. She was seen at p.f.changs last night with a man and a woman who’s identity we do not know. Please share this. If you were at p.f.changs last night for Valentines around 8pm and recognize her or the people she was with please message me or call the police. — with Regina McNamara and Kayla McNamara.
UPDATE II: Woman Posts Plea to Find Missing Sister.
We still have not heard from Lindsey. However The police have just informed my parents that they are going to get security footage from that night. And they are actively searching. I feel better knowing they are putting their resources to work to find her. Hopefully we will be able to track her from there and find her safe. I know that all your support and prayers will help make this happen. Keep sharing till we find her please.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call police at 508-881-1212.
Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson Lets 18 Year Old Devon Coley Out of Jail without Bail After Posting Online Threats to Shoot Cops (Update: Judge Releases Travis Maye Without Bail After Punching Cop)
So this is the New York City’s judicial response following two police officers being killed and the endless death threats, cowardice appeasement?
Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson let 18 year old Devon Coley waltz free without a care in the world after he was arrested for making terrorist threats. The judge ignored prosecutors requests to keep Coley behind bars as she let the thug go free without bail. UNBELIEVABLE. Devon Coley posted online threats to gun down cops just hours after the shooting deaths of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. Coley is believed to be a member of the of the ATC/180HII Crew gang and is awaiting trial in two unrelated cases involving assault and gun possession.
The judge conceded that the posts were “stupid” and an “incredible inflammatory thing to do right now,” but added, “I think that for me to set bail because of the current climate — it would be a misuse of bail.”
WHAT!!! I GUESS THIS IS WHAT JUSTICE IS SUPPOSED TO LIKE LIKE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY WHEN A THUG COMMITS A CRIME AGAINST THE POLICE?
Coley posted on Facebook a disturbing image of a gunman blasting away at a patrol car,
with the phrase “73Nextt” — a reference to the 73rd Precinct, which covers his Brownsville neighborhood.
A Brooklyn judge cut loose a gang member who had posted online threats to gun down cops in the hours after two NYPD officers were executed in their patrol car — ignoring prosecutors’ pleas to keep him behind bars, The Post has learned.
Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson let Devon Coley, 18, waltz free without bail despite the fact that he faces seven years behind bars on charges he made a terroristic threat — complete with an image of a killer shooting cops in their car — and is awaiting trial in two unrelated cases involving assault and gun possession.
Johnson’s stunning no-bail decision came just two days after Saturday’s broad-daylight slayings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu by a gunman bent on avenging the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of police.
At the punks arraignment Monday night, Coley’s court-appointed lawyer painted him as a mere “knucklehead” who didn’t intend to make good on his threat. Forget the fact that the thug is a gang member and waiting trial in two unrelated cases involving assault and gun possession. Yeah right, he is just misunderstood. What the hell has infested the power structure in NYC? Between the Mayor and the judiciary, insane liberal logic appears to appease criminals and attach police authority. Dennis Quirk, head of the state court officers union, said that “She should resign from the bench,” and she is “not fit to be a judge.” Ya think?
Since when did NYC become a catch and release stream for criminal thugs? The same judge has now released another thug without bail after he had been arrested for punching a police officer. Maybe she would like to go for the hat trick after one of these punks kills another police officer.
She keeps turning ’em loose.
A day after freeing a gang member who posted an anti-cop death threat online, a Brooklyn judge ignored the admonishment of a court boss — and sprung a man who allegedly punched a police officer and threatened to kill his colleagues, The Post has learned.
Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson blatantly disregarded an Office of Court Administration boss who said she “should be setting an example to the public that threatening or assaulting police officers isn’t an acceptable thing,” a courthouse source said.
The admonishment came in the wake of Saturday’s execution-style slayings of two NYPD cops as they sat in a patrol car in Brooklyn.
On Tuesday night, Johnson released Travis Maye, 26, without bail following his arrest in a violent melee with cops earlier that day.
According to court records, Maye took swings at cops at Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Place at around 1:35 a.m., socking one officer in the eye and sending him to the hospital.