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Archive for May, 2010
Nearly 800,000 children are reported missing in the United States every year. Many are abducted by family members; others are taken by violent predators and sex offenders. This is an ongoing problem that affects us all.
May 25, 2010 is National Missing Children’s Day. It’s a chance to reflect on the widespread problem of child abduction, and consider what we can all do to keep kids safe. To help, PeopleFinders is happy to offer a few child safety tips.
When Jennifer Schuett was only 8-years-old she was kidnapped by Dennis Earl Bradford. The young girl was raped, dragged into the middle of a field and left to die. Once she was certain the man was gone, Jennifer tried to call for help, but couldn’t. Her abductor had slit her throat.
Jennifer was lucky to survive. After a grueling night alone, she was discovered by a group of kids who were playing games in the field. They ran to get help, and Jennifer was airlifted to a nearby hospital.
The concept of Civil Commitment was established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. Adam Walsh was abducted and murdered by a man who is thought to be a repeat sex offender. His father, John Walsh, went on to host the show “America’s Most Wanted.” He pushed for a law that would help protect families from experiencing the same suffering he endured.
It’s a wonderful system. People can make transactions with eager buyers or sellers in any city. Individuals offering jobs or looking for employment can find each other quickly. But there is a dark side to this enterprise . And it can be deadly.
Have you ever wondered about your “name doppelganger?” A man named Wes Moore did. What he found was startling.