Woman fakes cancer to cover up child abuse

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths some people go to cover up their crimes. Jennifer Dempsey faked having cancer in order get away with child rape. She created an elaborate ruse that fooled her family and neighbors:

A woman who portrayed herself online as a 16-year-old girl who was pregnant was arrested Thursday for engaging in sex acts with teenage boys, Phoenix police said.

Jennifer Dempsey, 35, is accused of contacting 14-year-old to 16-year-old boys she did not know through Facebook and then meeting them for sex acts, Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said.

Dempsey told both victims she was pregnant and attended a meeting with one of the victim’s parents, Crump said.

Crump also said for the past five years, Dempsey convinced her family she had cancer. She shaved her head, bought wigs and had a fake chemotherapy port taped to her chest to make it appear real, Crump said.

Police detectives discovered Dempsey did not have cancer, but used the claim to help avoid arrest.

“She used her cancer ploy to our detectives to try and stay out of trouble,” said Crump. “She said this is the reason why she didn’t engage in the sexual conduct because she was constantly ill from chemotherapy, all of which we learned in the following days, was not true.”

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MaleSurvivor denounces Sandusky interview

I did not watch the TODAY Show interview of Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky is certainly a character and he makes for great television. Yet while I have no problem with NBC running the interview, I cannot help but think that this is just an attempt to cash in on sensationalizing child rape to boost the TODAY Show’s falling ratings. NBC could do better than that.

I am not the only one who took issue with the interview. Christopher Anderson, the Executive Director of MaleSurvivor, released a statement about it. In part:

By airing these interviews, and capitalizing on the ensuing storm of controversy unleashed by this announcement, NBC and [independent filmmaker John Ziegler] have chosen to give national exposure for a second time to a child rapist whose indisputable guilt on over 40 counts of sexual abuse of children was unanimously agreed upon by a jury of his peers.

These interviews have no independent news value, and will publicize and quite likely provide additional funding to Ziegler’s independent project. It should be noted that members of the Paterno family have disavowed any connection to this project. Airing these clips will re-victimize some of the survivors of Sandusky’s crimes. It also serves as highly unethical harassment by Sandusky of his victims. Further, it serves to give credence to Ziegler, who has publicly proclaimed his doubts that Sandusky’s behavior constituted sexual abuse against victim #2.

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Soldiers ordered not to criticize Taliban

It seems the Obama administration made several concessions in their new army manual in order to lessen the conflict between American and Afghan security forces. From the  Judicial Watch article:

The soon-to-be-released Army handbook is still being drafted, but a mainstream newspaper got a sneak preview and published an article that should infuriate the American taxpayers funding the never-ending war on terror. The manual is being created because someone with authority bought the theory that cultural insensitivity is driving insider attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. […] The draft leaked to the newspaper offers a list of “taboo conversation topics” that soldiers should avoid, including “making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism towards Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.”

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Former GOP candidate arrested for child rape

I do not know how I missed this in the news the first time around:

Eric Bodenweiser, a former Republican candidate for the Delaware state Senate with ties to Christine O’Donnell and the Tea Party, was indicted Monday on charges that he sexually abused a child.

Bodenweiser, who suspended and then ended his campaign earlier this month, was indicted on 113 felony charges, including 39 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and 74 counts of unlawful sexual contact, according to The News Journal. Bodenweiser is currently being held pending bail on charges that he sexually abused the victim between 1987 and 1990.

What makes this particularly irony is that Bodenweiser is (or was) a member of the Delaware Family Policy Council. The group tackles such issues as “… crime, poverty, divorce, unwanted pregnancies, academic failure, and teen suicide.”

Here is a man who opposes anything that violates God’s values and laws, and it turns out that he spent three years raping a child 25 years ago.

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