Dead little girls + Drugs = Suspicion of Child Porn

31 March 2009 | Posted by  Leave a Comment
by Wendy Murphy

When children die – and parents are potential suspects – we often talk about abuse and neglect.

But when sedatives are found in a child’s body or at a crime scene, we need to talk about something else, too.

Child pornography.

The FBI has long taught about the use of sedative drugs in the making of child porn. Benzodiazepines such as Valium and Klonopin – and cheap alternatives such as chloroform – are commonly used to keep kids calm. Many of these drugs also cause short-term amnesia such that the victim has little or no memory of the event when the drugs wear off.

It’s scary to think that ANYONE would do such a thing to a child, but get this: According to the U.S. Attorney General, child porn is a multi-billion dollar industry and the people most likely to be making it are the victims’ parents.

This sick “industry” not only destroys innocent souls – it is a life-threatening “business” because the build-up of sedatives in kids’ bodies can cause deadly seizures.

If we’re going to protect children from this scourge, we have to talk more openly about it, especially during high profile cases when millions of people are watching.

Take the following stories, for example, though it should be emphasized that we have not heard from law enforcement whether there is any correlation between the deaths of these little girls and child porn.

JonBenet Ramsey was a beautiful dyed-blonde 6-year-old when she was found dead in the basement of her home. The day her body was found, her parents hired criminal attorneys and refused to submit to separate police interviews. Three search warrants were issued for child porn, and while police said none was found in the home, we really don’t know the details of what if anything was found elsewhere – or why they were looking for child porn – because the files in the case are being withheld from public view. We DO know that undigested pineapple was found in the child’s stomach and we know that a bowl of pineapple found on the kitchen table was taken as evidence, presumably tested for the presence of drugs. But we don’t know the results because, again, the file is being hidden. We also know that the child had “chronic” vaginal injuries including an “eroded” hymen, which many experts say is evidence of prior ongoing sexual abuse. When the parents eventually agreed to be interviewed by police, they were asked at length about sedatives in the home, such as Xanax and Klonopin.


Caylee Anthony was a sweet little 2-year-old when she “went missing” from her home in Florida. Her body was later found and her mother stands charged with her murder, in part because she failed to report Caylee missing for more than a month, and then lied about the circumstances of her disappearance. Human decomposition was found in the trunk of her mother’s car – along with Caylee’s hair and traces of chloroform. Law enforcement officials said that photographs of Caylee had recently been deleted from her mother’s computer.


Maddie McCann was an adorable 4-year-old who “went missing” from her hotel room in Portugal while on vacation with her British parents. The child’s hair and human decomposition were reportedly found in the trunk of her parents’ rental car. Early news reports indicated Maddie had been sedated by her parents to keep her asleep in the hotel room while they socialized nearby. The parents hired criminal attorneys and, after Maddie’s mom was named a suspect, she refused to answer police questions.


I don’t know if these cases are related to child porn. But I’m certain of three things.

1. Sedating victims is common.
2. The most valuable child porn depicts young, cute kids.
3. All three cases involve sedatives and young, cute kids.

According to the federal government, demand for child porn has skyrocketed because of the Internet, and will continue to rise unless we do a better job recognizing and talking about the problem when we see it.

It won’t be easy – in part because this stuff happens in secret, but also because we resist thinking about things that don’t feel good – and let’s face it – it doesn’t feel very good to believe parents sell their children for sex and porn.

But what’s more important? Children – or the comfort of our denial?



Wendy Murphy is a leading victims rights advocate and nationally recognized television legal analyst. She is an adjunct professor at New England Law in Boston and radio talk show host. She can be reached at wmurphy@nesl.edu

Source: The Patriot Ledger , 28 March 2099




15 comments »

Eme said...

Artículo que hace pensar. Y mucho. :(

jo said...

Eme
La gente NO ha parado de...pensar.Y mucho.....

Anonymous said...

CRUZES!

Maria C.Lopes said...

Não gosto destas 3 fotos !

Não gosto, prontos !!!!!!!

Eme said...

Maria C. Lopes:

Y, sin embargo, estas fotos EXISTEN. Nadie las ha inventado.

Anonymous said...

I always wondered why the police insisted on asking if the parents used medicines to help the children falling asleep. I thought it had nothing to do with a girl who died in a red T-shirt, at the beginning of the evening, and nothing to do with the traces of her blood either.
Once Kate replied to a journalist:-"I'm not going to answer this question(again)". And I think Gerry walked away out a Spanish interview.Same reason.
I never understood their irritation with this subject. If doctors give their children some medicine, it is not a crime.They can admit it and explain they sleep badly.
My God, now I understand the irritation.
They were afraid of bad conclusions of the police and journalists.
I would not have hidden from the police the fact I would have administrated sleeping medicines to my children. Prescribed by a doctor, always.
I would never have thought of abuse.

Anonymous said...

Pois! Há demasiadas coisas muito feias e,também me arrepiam estas fotos;todas elas. Muitos dos familiares têm toda a culpa nestes casos. Uma pessoa normal não permitiria que fossem ou enfeitadas como o 1º caso;que fizessem este tipo de poses no 2º e 3º casos.Claro que arrepiam as Pessoas do Nosso Mundo.Porque aquelas crianças não podiam ser crianças,mas sim lolitas e de tenra idade.

Quanto ao artigo achei que não descura os pormenores e, mais importante ainda,inclui a Pequenina Maddie,cujo caso é ainda falado e denunciado com o objectivo do castigo dos mcs e do amigo pedófilo.

Estive a ler um artigo recente de Paulo Sargento onde entre vários aspectos nos chama a atenção para a lavagem da imagem pública do g. talvez para exercer "cardiologia" no Parlamento onde até se foi queixar da Imprensa,quer de Uk,quer de PT. Mas continua a utilizá-la. Os pigs não têm qualquer pingo de moral-são nojentamente amorais.

Johanna said...

http://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Maddie5-17.jpg

To most people a normal photo of a beautiful girl, to the wrong people something completely different imo

speak your mind said...

I have always stated that I believe the reason for the death of Madeleine McCann and the ensuing cover up was due to paedophile activities...
I have taken a lot of shit for my beliefs on various forums not only from the die hard pro McCanners but also from the anti McCann brigade.
I dont know if this is because they dont wish to believe such things happen to little children or because they think I am getting some kind of kick out of saying it..I assure you I dont, it makes me sick..
BUT its the most viable explanation for the events on and around the 3rd of May and particularly the intervention of government officals who assisted in the cover up and whitewash we have witnessed throughout the case.
And given the allegations, which are still undisputed against payne re simulating fellatio whilst talking of Madeleine, there is a lot of circumstantial evidence pointing to this scenario.
And remember the allegations re Payne were said to have been made to Gerry in earshot of kate...whats that tell you??

Anonymous said...

a minha net está grrrrrrrrrrrrr

vou ver o link que a joana com h e+ qq. coisa ....para ver se nós somos pessoas lindas ou pessoas más...........

Anonymous said...

a joana com h mostra-nos outra foto.

Claro que a Maddie era bonita.E vá lá que nesta,ensinaram-lhe a comer com a colher.Ou,pelo menos não lhe disseram para lamber o fálico sorvete para tirarem esta foto.

De qualquer modo,aquele olhar de lado...muitas raparigas mais velhas ou senhoras gostariam de conseguir olhar ,por vezes,assim,também.

Anonymous said...

"JonBenet Ramsey was a beautiful dyed-blonde 6-year-old..."

Dyed hair in a 6 year old!!! I have always felt an aversion, a repulse for the children "beauty pagents" that are so popular in America, it's revolting, imoral, disturbing to see such young girls dressed -up as adult women, heavilly made-up, with sophisticated hair-do's and making completelly innapropriate poses and expressions! Such events seem to me to be a paedophiles heaven... I really cannot understand how it is possible that such pagents exist and are permitted under the laws . Where lay the children's rights in all this? Disgusting!

Rosie

Anonymous said...

I (19.45 hs) am back.

We are going very fast, making conclusions.
Maybe it was not that at all.

Let's hope.

That photo was made by Jon Corn, at least it seems.

I can not think that he would also be a paedo.

Let us think he is a good man.

Let us have some hope Maddie's life was not that terrible.

And that was an innocent photo.

Anonymous said...

Watching Maddie's photos, I observed she mostly wore light collors, pink and white. Very feminin.There is one with a bright blue collor.

The red T-shirt she wore after death is in my eyes an unisex T-shirt.
Its red collor and model are nearly masculin, the red too strong for her taste and did not suite her, I think.

And I still wonder where were the rest of her clothes she wore with the T-shirt.
Maybe washed on that evening by a Tapas 7. De dogs did not find them.

Anonymous said...

Jon Corner's own words regarding Madeleine:
"So beautiful, astonishingly bright, and I’d have to say very charismatic. She would shine out of a crowd,” family friend Jon Corner says of the child. “So—God forgive me—maybe that’s part of the problem. That special quality. Some bastard picked up on that.”

Am I the only one who thinks this is a weird way to refer to a 3/4 year old child?...

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