PROTECT updates our members on a regular basis with news, analysis and other information about public servants in the news. Sometimes these stories highlight men and women doing a good job out there on behalf of child protection. Other times, we shine the spotlight on those who are failing children. You can find them here... for the record.

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Cuyahoga DNA backlog targeted

Cuyahoga, Ohio prosecutor Tim McGinty's comments on going after the DNA rape kit backlog: “Dollar for dollar this will be the most productive use of time and money by a law enforcement task force ever in Cuyahoga County,” Prosecutor McGinty said in...Read more
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Judge Cashman saw no red flags

Amanda Pavlick says she “burst into tears” when she heard about the sweetheart plea bargain being offered Kenneth Reeves, 29. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Reeves beat Pavlick’s 3-year-old son in 2013, “leaving his body peppered with...Read more
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Sweetheart Sentence for Houston Cop

Prosecutors handed a sweetheart deal to an ex-cop who pleaded guilty to a sex crime. No jail time, only probation, a tiny fine, and the usual "registration as a sex offender" which does not protect his future victims: "The 57-year-old admitted to...Read more
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Judge James L. Graham Removed from Case

The 6th District Court has removed U.S. District Judge James L. Graham from the case of Richard Bistline, convicted of possessing abusive images of children. Judge Graham refused to follow sentencing guidelines, and sentenced Bilstine to 1 day in...Read more
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Judge Kelly Case, II

The August 2014 court order came in a case against Michael Massingill, a 45-year old man prosecutors allege attempted to entice a 15-year old for sex online. Defense lawyers claimed entrapment and got Judge Case to order a massive data dump on every...Read more
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Judge Kelly Case, I

When the late Texas Judge Fred Edwards lost his seat on the bench after 20 years in 2012, he wasn’t the most gracious about it. The Texas Patriots PAC, a self-described “Tea Party” group who went after Edwards, “did a very good job,” the judge said...Read more
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Judge Manning: I see no malice

If Douglas and Kristen Barbour were NFL players and Pittsburgh Judge Jeffrey Manning was a team owner, they’d be back on the field this week! The Barbours were prosecuted for horrible abuse of two adopted children, who were forced to live in a...Read more

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