Nine Year Old Girl Raped and Murdered


“But whoever hurts one of these little ones who believe in Me and causes them to loose faith, it would be better for that person to have a large stone hung around their neck, and be drowned in the sea.

But whoever hurts the faith of one of these little ones who believe in Me, it would better for that person to be dropped in the sea with a weight around their neck and be put to death. Mathew 18

According to a recent article from, a Philadelphia, Pa. man raped a 9 year old girl and killed her.  The girl’s mother said that the brutal rape and killing might never have happened if police had taken an earlier incident between the child and the suspect more seriously.  The young girl’s mother, Heather Gebhard, told reporters that the police “blew me off” last month when she complained about another incident involving her daughter, Skyler Kauffman, and the man who killed her.

Skyler was killed three weeks after the first incident with James Lee Troutman.  According to investigators, on April 18, Skyler and a friend were near Troutman’s apartment and needed to use the restroom. He invited them in, but the girls got scared when they entered and saw pictures of naked women all over the walls. Enticing children into his apartment, should have at least had him seriously investigated, but because “no crime was committed” no charges were filed.  Because enticement is not considered a crime, this child is dead.  Troutman confessed to killing the girl in the basement of the apartment complex where they both lived, police said. The girl’s body was discovered in a nearby trash bin, wrapped in a blood-soaked comforter, a few hours after she didn’t come home for dinner after playing outside.

Sexually Abused child.

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Children, like Skyler, are sexually abused, raped, and murdered everyday, because we keep letting these pedophiles and rapist back out on the streets to molest children again and again.  Most pedophiles have many victims before they are ever caught.  Many times, the victims never tell, but other times the victims do tell and no one does anything about it.  Families sweep the abuse under the rug, police don’t file charges for lack of evidence, and when they are caught, the courts let them out before they serve any real time. Silence is what perpetuates these kinds of crimes.  If someone doesn’t stand up for a child when they are abused, then many more children will likely be abused by that same pedophile, until someone stops him or her.

I just recently read another story about a British woman, who was a day care worker, who was caught molesting young children and taking pictures of it with her cell phone to send to her boyfriend.  These were preschoolers.  Children are not safe in this world, and we must do everything we can to make it a better world for our children. Let’s get these pedophiles off our streets and lock them up where they belong.  We need stronger laws that include enticement in them.  But no law will make a difference if the people who know don’t report that a child is being abused.  Sexual abuse of a child is a crime that must be reported by law.  If you know or even suspect that a child is being abused, you must report it.  Our children are depending on us.  The National Child Abuse Hotline # is 1-800-252-2873, 1-800-25ABUSE

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About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and fourteen grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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