Friday, October 1, 2010

A Very Personal Statement

Today (October 1) is the ninth anniversary of when our two boys came from Ethiopia to our home in Mountain Maryland. (We got our Sasha from Guatemala on March 3, 2000.) These are moments I cannot forget, especially since our boys knew enough hardship and sorrow by age four to count for a lifetime of so many of the rest of us.

Today, I listened to Tonya Craft on WGOW and someone asked her about the custody battle and why her children have not been returned to her. Obviously, Tonya had to be measured in her response (and I know I have to be measured in what I say about that situation on this blog), but it was clear that she believes that the injustice she experienced has been magnified by the custody affair.

What do our "got'cha day" celebrations and Tonya's situation have in common to me? Both of them go to the very heart of what it means to be a parent, to have children, to love them, and to have them be an integral part of one's life. My wife and I made a choice more than a decade that changed our lives dramatically, and yet we regret nothing. This was what we wanted to do, and what we believed (and still believe) God wanted us to do, even though this was the harder path to choose. (My friends are nearing retirement and I only can hope I can live into my 70s, as I will be working the entire time.)

Likewise, Tonya could have given up and just been content to visit with her children on scheduled visits, but that is not Tonya Craft. This is a person who has a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong and what she must do, and what she must be willing to give up to have justice done not only in her life, but in the lives of her children. This is a mother who knows in her heart what my wife and I know each "got'cha day," and that is our children mean everything to us and we are willing to give up everything for them.

People want to know why I come down so hard on the authorities in these faux "child molestation" cases. Those who know me know the answer is easy: the idea of the authorities lying and abusing the law so a mother or a father can be separated from the ones they love the most for the rest of their lives is utterly abhorrent to me. It is not something I can accept, nor will I ever accept it.

If you want to know why I say the things I do about Len Gregor, Chris Arnt, Tim Deal, and Brian House that I have said, you only have to understand that I am a father who gave up much to give three orphans a home. Yet, I can assure all of you that these people would lie in a heartbeat if they thought I could be dragged away from my family and thrown into prison, labeled a "child molester." They are monsters, all of them, and if they wish to be Hellbound, that is their choice and their privilege.

They tried to do this to Tonya Craft, and she, too, gave up everything to fight them. Their lies and fabrications did not work, although to this day, Tonya has been without the children who rightfully are hers, all because some people knew they could get away with lying because the State of Georgia refuses to punish those who lie in the name of pursuing the state's cases.

In Apison, James and Maria Combs face the very real prospect of James going to prison for the rest of his life, and from what I have seen and read, for the life of me I cannot find any credible evidence of child molestation on his part. In Phoenix, Arizona, the authorities have kidnapped the 14-year-old son of Carola Jacobson and have charged him with unspeakable crimes, yet there is no evidence, other than what I would call "Nifong" evidence: pure nonsense.

It is worth fighting for these people, and it is personal. Very personal.

23 comments:

Dan said...

Some people condemn this blog as a voice for anti-police, anti-government dissenters.

Boy, are they wrong or what?

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liberranter said...

Some people condemn this blog as a voice for anti-police, anti-government dissenters.

Boy, are they wrong or what?


Actually, no, they're not wrong. But given what police and government agencies have come to stand for in this day and age, that's no vice or shame.

You go, Bill!

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maria said...

Thank you for your support. We need all the support we can get! The charges are so full of nonsense

Michael McNutt said...

Straight to the heart of the matter, thanks once again for a heartfelt and wonderful piece of what we're all about. Thank you!

Doc Ellis said...

Good morning. Just checking in.

Thank you for writing this.

Anonymous said...

But not only do people become separated from their own children, but if accused of molesting someone elses child, then you are removed from ALL children, your family, friends & just kids you come into contact with on a day-to-basis. You can't even smile at a young child in the supermarket, go to a school function or literally glance at a child without running the risk of law enforcement screaming MOLESTER. You never get that time back you've missed, all because of stupidity and evil on the part of some glorified law enforcement "holier than thou" thug.

Anonymous said...

Another Great Blog, Thanks Mr Anderson, for your time. Keep it coming, I love this Blog, These people do not need any breaks, They need to spend a little time behind bar's themselfs, They are worse then thug's.

Anonymous said...

It is a sad day when someone can be falsely accused, fight for years to prove their innocence, discredit an entire system, and then have to continue to prove their innocence while fighting for their children. This is a disgusting display of a what our justice system has turned into. What has happened to Tonya could happen to anyone! Would you want the system that is supposed to protect you persecuting you and your family? That is exactly is what has happened to Tonya!

Anonymous said...

I have watched Tonya, listened to Tonya, and followed Tonya's case. Anyone who was guilty of this would have a background of "bad acts" with children. Do you think anyone who abuses children would want their face on any television? I think not!They stay under the radar to avoid being "pointed out". Now who is doing just that???? The true abusers - Joal and Sarah Henke! People have gone to prison for much worse than what Sarah has done with Tonya's daughter. I think everyone should call CPS in TN to complain about Sarah and Joal. What step mother thinks it is ok to shower with a young girl that is NOT her daughter and to shave her vaginal area- that is just plain criminal!!! Call everyone you know to complain. No wonder Sarah and Joal were so willing to commit perjuty on the stand - self preservation!! The true criminals have access to Tonya's children almost daily! Let's help Tonya fight for her children!

Anonymous said...

I saw Tonya today and she was with her daughter. It brought tears to my eyes! There is no reason this innocent woman does not have her childen each and every day!

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of Tonya! She is always so graceful and full of integrity! Even in the midst of such turmoil she has still been kinder than most would have been. Her loving heart shines through but with a spirit of a warrior!

Anonymous said...

"Anyone who was guilty of this would have a background of "bad acts" with children". That statement is simply not true. Most people arrested and convicted of child molestation have no reported prior bad acts. "Do you think anyone who abuses children would want their face on any television?" Hate to bring him up but OJ Simpson wants to be on tv as much as he can.

"for the life of me I cannot find any credible evidence of child molestation " That's cause come hell or high water you want law enforcement to be wrong. Have you looked at any case that you felt the accused was rightly charged?

I welcome all the troll replys.

Trish said...

Anon. 8:56 Real child molestors who are arrested and convicted, may not have reported prior bad acts, but I can assure you they have a history!! There are almost always previous victims and no one wakes up in their mid thirties or forties and decides, hey I think I will take up molesting children. Don't be stupid!!! They have a history, they just didn't get caught, but if investigators dig deep enough, other victims will come forward. Tonya, was a teacher, she had access to lots of children for years, yet no previous accusations, ever?? You know why, because she was and is an innocent person. Same thing with James Combs, a veteran, a husband and father, without any previous problems, suddenly in a classroom full of children decides to molest two of them in front of witnesses, yet no other child has come forward to say anything happened?? And the 14 year old boy in Arizona, seriously in over 100 degree heat lures other children into an uninsulated attic, where the temperature was probably close to 140 and they play sex games for hours!!! Really???? After an hour in that kind of heat, they more than likely would have passed out and after three hours or longer, they would have died.

Yes, Anon. 8:56 there are child molestors out there, but you know what, even when caught and there is plenty of evidence, they plea them out to lessor sentences and then in time, they are back out on the street to do it again.

Anonymous said...

Anon. 8:56 Here's one for you, Eddie Bomar, convicted sex offender. Long history, could have been arrested and convicted long before he finally was, but you know what, cops protect their own. He was a jailer and molested an inmate, but they told him if he would quit, they would just sweep it under the rug!! Wonder how many innocent victims might never have been hurt by him, if the so called wonderful law had done their job??? Even when he was finally convicted, he got a slap on the wrist, four years in prison and the rest on probation!!! His wife has a FB page and I am sure he trolls on it looking at pictures of kids.

William L. Anderson said...

Hey, 8:56, give me some evidence, other than the perjury you and your friends gave us during Tonya's trial. Fabricated documents just don't cut it here, pal.

Yes, plenty of guilty people are charged, and that includes child molesters. However, Tonya's case clearly was built on lies. I have read the interview transcripts, as well as looked at the various examples of perjury throughout the trial, and can tell you that you and your friends should have gone to prison for what you did.

So, yes, there are criminals in the LMJC. They are Chris Arnt, Tim Deal, Len Gregor, Buzz Franklin, Sandra Lamb, Sherry Wilson, Kelly McDonald, and Joal and Sarah Henke. There was a crime wave, but it was committed by you and your friends.

Kerwyn said...

Anon 856

You are both right and wrong.

Yes, a child molester who is arrested for the first time may not have reported prior bad acts sorta. I qualify that with reported bad acts being "contact with an enforcement agency". That being said, there will have been a pattern of behavior prior to finally getting arrested that, when investigated correctly, will come to light.

People do not suddenly become molesters out of the clear blue. This is a deviant behavior that has been with them their entire life and a careful and detail oriented investigation will reveal these ongoing behavioral problems.

You cannot judge a case based on what your friends tell you, what the news tells you or what the prosecutors (or even the defense) tells you. You must be willing and able to review every piece of evidence for yourself. Once you do that, then you can come to a conclusion.

That is what Dr. Anderson and I do. We listen to the accused, accuser and everyone else. Nice stories for sure. Then we look at the evidence....

Anon, I am a stone cold bitch when it comes to sexual assault or child molestation. I love nothing better than watching those creeps rot behind bars. But I refuse to allow prosecutors to bury innocent people because it looks good to win.

Anonymous said...

"People do not suddenly become molesters out of the clear blue. This is a deviant behavior that has been with them their entire life and a careful and detail oriented investigation will reveal these ongoing behavioral problems." Your expert behavioral analysis of child molesters differs from the FBI's. One type of molester is known as a situational-type child molester. "For such a child
molester, sex with children may range from a “once-in-a-lifetime” act"

I don't judge cases from what others tell me but its easy to sit somewhere across the country and anonymously Monday morning quarterback a case when you lack the professional training to perform the majority of the case work involved in each of these cases. If your viewing cases with Bill one can only assume your of like mind with similar anti-law enforcement views. That's the reason for the pseudonym.

Kerwyn said...

Anon,

The situational child molester has no sexual interest in molesting children and instead the motivational factor is criminal in nature (FBI BAU definition).

How about we put this conversation back on track.

If you wish to play the "well there is always the exception game" I am more than happy to indulge you. However, if you wish to pull your head out of whatever dark place you have it, do a tiny bit of research on the sheer numbers of false accusations (documented) of child abuse that is happening, well hell, we shall have a topic.

In the Craft case, it was so blatantly obvious that there was NO CRIME that anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together would see it.

The fact that the police and "forensic interviewers" were ignorant of the basics of their chosen profession was not simply a wild opinion by myself, rather it was based wholly on their own testimony when they proudly proclaimed, no they didn't read any journals, no they had never heard of McMartin or Amerault and they had taken a 5 day class so of COURSE they were experts.

So let me ask you this, if I take a 5 day class in cardiac diagnosis, will you put your life in my hands?

Anonymous said...

"don't judge cases from what others tell me but its easy to sit somewhere across the country and anonymously Monday morning quarterback a case when you lack the professional training to perform the majority of the case work involved in each of these cases."
Please name the "professionals" in the CAC and LMJC that had professional training.

Anonymous said...

"The situational child molester has no sexual interest in molesting children and instead the motivational factor is criminal in nature (FBI BAU definition)." So what's the crime other than child molestation. You've missed the mark on your version here. I think you meant to say the situational molester does not have a preference for children unlike other types of molesters. You should also know that this is the most prevelant type of molester one without a preferance therefor no or little prior history. Please stick to the nursing.

Anonymous said...

i see our little anon troll is back. haven't seen you in a while, but can tell by your writings, you are the same person who likes to, um, how shall i say this....spew forth things you've read on wiki. you never stick to topic, nor do you ever have anything ligitimate to say. you say that kerwyn sits across country using a pseudonym, but yet, you don't even do that. she does it for a reason. what's yours? you are a joke and even though you haven't posted in a while, i knew who you were by your first post on this blog entry. you brought up situational molesters (again), but you still do not understand the true meaning. instead of reading things posted on wiki, why don't you go back to school? why don't you attend the FBI academy & possibly make it into the behavioral analysis unit? just curious.

also, kerwyn's degree in nursing stretches much further than taking blood pressure & administering shots. if you truly knew her background, you would learn to keep your mouth shut. :-) i doubt that will happen mr. or miss "quotation" person. you must work for the LMJC in some capacity or must be friends with the psychos who brought on this case. you are very frightening. you love to quote people out of context, then give your unfounded responses, but you still have said nothing of substance.

my best advice, stay off the computer.

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