“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
A 7-year-old north Georgia girl was abducted and killed by the maintenance man at an apartment complex who left her body in a trash bin. Ryan Brunn, who lived and worked at the apartment complex, was taken into custody Wednesday on a murder warrant, said Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan. Jorelys Rivera was last seen Friday evening leaving the playground to walk back home. Brunn was believed to have taken her to an empty apartment in the complex, where she was sexually assaulted, stabbed and beaten to death. Brunn, who has no known criminal record, had keys to both the empty apartment and the trash compactor bin where Rivera’s body was placed.
Rivera’s body was found three days after she disappeared. Investigators said they received numerous tips and that some important evidence had come from apartment complex residents. They also interviewed several other sex offenders living at the complex. Officials do not believe those sex offenders were involved in this case. After the murder, children who previously had no adult supervision, had adults accompany them to the bus stop and play ground, one resident said.
This follows a case of a nine year old who was recently raped and murdered at another apartment complex. If we can learn anything from these two cases, which cost two young girls their lives, it’s that we as adults are responsible for keeping our children safe. If we let our children play in areas where they are unsupervised, it can be a deadly mistake. Parents can take shifts and supervise their children while at play or going to and from the bus stop to help keep them safe. If you have at least five to six adults, that’s only one day a week. That’s not too much to ask.
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
The Crisis of Rape
Nine Year Old Murdered and Dismembered
Author Kimberly Hartfield’s A Little Redneck Theology
- Slain Ga. 7-year-old’s mom calls for death penalty (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Man Arrested for Girl’s Assault, Murder (abcnews.go.com)
- Arrest made in murder of Georgia girl (usnews.msnbc.msn.com)
- Arrest Made in Killing of 7-Year-Old Georgia Girl (foxnews.com)