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Monday, April 26, 2010

Innocent Until Proven Guilty? I don't think so!


On February 26, 2010, my son was arrested for sexual assault. Two girls claim he acted inappropriately with them on three different occasions per girl. Innocent until proven guilty? I don't think so. My son admitted to having sex with one of them and now telling the truth will be held against him. Why should he lie to the police officer? To keep his words from being twisted, that's why.

My son's lawyer (per Arizona law) is not allowed to speak to the girls about their testimony. It could be construed as badgering the victims. We can't even talk to our son about anything because every conversation is recorded and WILL be used against him. Golly Gee! How are we supposed to find our own witnesses, then? The only hope we have is that the prospective jury will believe the interaction was consentual on both sides. In the meantime, my son sits in jail, while these girls roam free, telling all their friends. Huh. I always thought victims of these type of crimes were too scared to talk about it.

Why don't I believe their story? If I was on a jury, knowing the facts, although few that I do know, there isn't a chance in hell I'd convict anyone. Below are the facts as we know them:

1. Alleged Victim #1 started telling people that my son "raped" her over a year ago. Coincidentally when he started dating his current girlfriend. I don't believe in coincidences. She has recently come forward to say they never did have sex. Does she need to look up the definition of rape in the dictionary? I think so. So, what were the other two counts? A pat on the butt? An attempt at a stolen kiss? I have over five text messages forwarded from my son's girlfriend that #1 sent to her, bragging about her charges. Are these texts admissable in court? No.

2. Alleged Victim #2 had sex with my son at a park. Nice girl, right? Of course, my son is also stupid, but that's another blog. Then she proceeded to walk him home afterward. Actions of a victim? Maybe on her planet. She also has a witness that said when #2 came out from behind the bushes, she had a look in her eyes that said something bad happened. Alrighty, then! All the parks around here are greenbelts. Patches of grass completely surrounded by houses. Do you want to tell me that she was being assaulted and didn't cry for help when several houses sat a stone throw's away? Maybe she's a mute. I'll have to check on that. Oh, and maybe the "witness" is mute too.

Another point that, if I were on a jury, would tell me these little girls could right a New York Times bestselling story of fiction, is that supposedly, my son assaulted them three times each. Really? So, after the first time you allowed herself to be put in the same position, not once more, but twice more? Give me a break!

I've got to tell you, and I'll need to repent afterwards, but I have no hope left. I've tried to rely on God to get my son out of his stupidity. To ease our pain. My son may be a horny toad, but he doesn't deserve to have his life ruined for doing what half of our teenagers are doing. Just because one girl was jilted and another...what? Thought Mom and Dad would find out she's a loosy goosy and she'd get in trouble?

I don't know. I don't believe in coincidences. Based on the above information, there's no way I would convict anyone. Yet, my son's lawyer said that over 90% of sexual assault charges result in conviction. Wow! Did you know that I could go out, have sex, change my mind, and claim rape? Yep! Got that tidbit of information from the mouth of a cop. Well, aren't I glad I live here.

Can I get in trouble for writing this blog? I don't know. It's supposed to be a free country. Free speech and all that. No names were mentioned to protect the guilty. Names of the innocent are plastered all over the internet, should anyone be inclined to search for them.

So, they're holding him without bail, which was a joke to begin with because it was set at $75,000. Now, they are trying to plea bargain, but haven't come up with the terms yet.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

SENECA SURRENDER - Gen Bailey


LOCAL AUTHOR Karen Kay, aka, Gen Bailey, the leading voice in American
Indian Historical Romance, is going on tour with her latest release, SENECA
SURRENDER, A Berkley Sensation Historical romance.

Did you know that thousands upon thousands of women are reading Romance?
With a dwindling economy and many families losing jobs and homes, many
Americans are craving an escape from their every day problems. What are
women turning to? Romance.

Multi-published author, Karen Kay (aka Gen Bailey) will be touring
bookstores within the greater Los Angeles/San Diego area, and its many
communities, promoting her new book, SENECA SURRENDER, and signing copies
of the book

Here is Ms. Bailey's schedule:

Book Signing: March 27th, Saturday, 11AM – Karen/Gen will be signing books
at the Relay for life in Hemet at the West Valley High School. This is a
twenty-four hour relay event that benefits the Cancer Society. Contact
info:heather4relay@yahoo.com

Book Store visit: April 7th, Wednesday, 11AM :Romance Reader's group at
Barnes & Noble, Torrance, CA

Online: April 8th, Thursday, all day long. I'll be guest blogging at Fallen
Angel Reviews at www.fallenangelreviews.com/blog/

Book Signing: April 9th, Friday 12:00 PM – Barnes & Noble Books, 1800
Rosecrans Ave., Unit B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Book Signing: April 10th, Saturday, 12 PM – Romance Writers of America
conference in Brea. Brea Community Ctr., 695 E. Madison Way, Brea, CA 92822

Online: April 13th, Tuesday, Chat time at Coffee Time romance – Starts at
9PM EST or 6PM Pacific: www.coffeetimeromance.com/ctr_chat.htm2

Lecture: Book Signing: April 14th, Wednesday, 6PM – Silver Lake library –
This lecture will be on How to Write a Romance. 2411 Glendale Blvd., @
Silver Lake, LA, CA 90039. Contact info: (323)913-7453

Book Signing: April 16th, Friday, 11AM-2PM – Cameron Books, 3077 W. Florida
Ave, Hemet, CA 92544. Contact info: (909) 925-6477

Book Signing: April 17th, Saturday, 1PM – Russo's Books in Bakersfield.
9000 Ming Avenue, Suite #4, Bakersfield, CA 93311 – Contact info: (661)
665-4686

Book Signing: April 18th, Sunday -- 12PM, LA chapter of Romance Writers of
America in Encino at the Barnes & Noble, 16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA
91436

Online: April 21st, Wednesday -- Chat time at the Cata Romance Blog. This
event will be featured off and on all day long. Come visit at
www.cataromance.com

Online: April 23rd, Friday, Blogging at Petticoats & Pistols blog.
www.petticoatsandpistols.com

Book Signing: April 23rd, Friday, 1:30 PM -- Sunshine Books in Cypress.
4931 Lincoln Ave., Cypress, CA 90630 Contact info: (714) 761-1552

Book Signing: April 24th, Saturday, 11:30 – Borders Books 555 S. Plaza
Lane, Montclair, CA 91763

Online: April 27th – Chat and blogging time with The Romance Studio. Come
and join the fun of chatting online. www.theromancestudio.blogspot.com

Online: April 29th – Coffee Time Romance Blog – all day long – please come
on over and chat – here's the link:
www.coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts/

Online: April 30th – One more time to catch the chat with the blogging time
with The Romance Studio. Come and join the fun of chatting online.
www.theromancestudio.blogspot.com

Book Signing: May 1st, Saturday – 1PM, Borders Books, 3030 Plaza Bonita
Rd., National City, CA 91950

Online: Come join me at RidingWithTheTopDown blog.
www.ridingwiththetopdown.blogspot.com

Book Signing: May 4th, Tuesday – 6PM – The Book Rack, 78-329 Highway 11, La
Quinta, CA 92253 Contact info: (760) 771-3449.

Book Signing: May 8th, Saturday – 1PM – Borders Books in Lakewood, 15
Lakewood Ctr. Mall, Lakewood, CA 90712.

Book Signing: May 14th, Friday –6PM-8PM – Katy Books, 2950 Fray Road,
Houston, TX 77084. Contact info: (281) 578-7770. There is a huge sale at
this store on this date.

Online: May 18th, Tuesday – Live Chat – come and visit online at 9PM EST or
6PM Pacific www.coffeetimeromance.com/ctr_chat.htm

Book Signing: June 12th, Saturday, 12:30PM - 3:30PM – Gracie's Book Nook,
1722 - C Sweetwater Road, National City, CA 91950. Contact info: (619)
474-4464.

Lecture/Book Signing: August 27th, Friday – 11AM - 1PM -- Seminar/Lecture
at Las Vegas Romance Writers. The Nevada Energy Building, Wengert
Conference Room, 6226 W. Sahara, Las Vegas, NV. Contact info:
catusroselv@gmail.com


Well, that's all so far. I would like to add that I am always thrilled to
meet readers. So please don't be shy. Come on out and let's meet in
person.