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Christopher Lukacs, 27, and Ambre King, 29, resided together as boyfriend and girlfriend. King was the mother of two children, a boy age 7 and a girl age 4. Lukacs is reportedly the father of the 4 year old girl. Also allegedly in the home was another mother and her two children. She was also allegedly Lukacs girlfriend.

On March 25 th, King’s father reportedly recieved a call saying that Lukacs was beating his daughter Ambre King. He went to the home to pick up his grandchildren. And what he allegedly saw there would make a strong man cry, let alone any grandfather. According to at least one media source, he found his 4 year old granddaughter naked and bleeding.

Police were called and an investigation was completed. The case was taken to the Grand Jury. And Lukacs was arrested for one count of felonious assult and rape. 4 charges of rape. Prosecutors say this was not the first time the little girl had been raped. Investigators believe that the rapes began in Dec. of 2007 and that she had been raped “repeatedly” since. The investigation also revealed that at least one attack on her had resulted in her being taken to the hospital for vaginal injuries. Allegedly the story the parents gave for her injuries was that she had fallen on some Legos. But for some reason there was never any investigation, followup or report and the little girl was sent back home with her parents. Both the prosecutor and the hospital have pledged to investigate why.

Christopher Lukacs was reportedly a known sex offender. He was convicted of gross sexual imposition in 2000 for an assault on a 12 year old child. If you check Lukacs name on the National Sex Offender registry, it says that he is compliant with his registration, his most recent photo is from 03-10-08. And he was still on parole.

Prosecutors say that was not all the investigation revealed. Prosecutors say that Ambre King knew of the abuse and did not report or take steps to protect her daughter. She has been arrested on a charge of endangering children.

The prosecutor has made another pledge in this case

“The ever- increasing abuse of children in our community is unacceptable,” Deters said. “I want to be very clear on this subject. If you choose to rape a child, you had better be prepared to spend the rest of your life in jail.”

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National Sex Offender Public Website

For many many years, a person could rape a child, serve his time, get out of jail or prison and deny it ever happened. He could meet new people and prey on other children. But now there is a tool to help prevent that. It is called the National Sex Offender Public Website. If you have children, I suggest you use it. If you don’t have children, but plan on it, it is a good idea to use it. Even if you are just dating someone it is a good idea to use it. Remember a tool is only useful if it is used.

Now my understanding from what I am seeing and hearing is that Lukacs was already on the sex offender list when the child’s mother had the 4 year old child. Whether she knew about his sex offender status or not, I have no way of knowing. But I am guessing she probably knew, if not from him telling her, she may have had some inkling from the correspondence coming to the home.

 Now it is possible that she didn’t know about the abuse. But according to info from the investigation and probably the hospital visit, it is believed that she knew. She knew and remained with Lukacs. She knew and her child continued to be raped. She knew and did not have him arrested.

Yet on Mar. 25th, she calls her father because she is being beaten. Now I have no way of knowing, was she being beaten because she was trying to prevent the rape? If that was why she was beaten, then why didn’t she call police instead of her father? The only way to assure that her child’s father did not rape her, would be to report him, move away and get some help for her daughter.

Did she fear having her children taken away? If she had reported the abuse her children could not have been removed from her because someone else abused her children, as long as she did not participate and reported it as soon as she became aware of it.

Did she perhaps fear that she would be beaten more severely if she reported the abuse? If she had reported the abuse, he would be in jail and not able to beat her.

Many times a woman will have reasons for staying with an abusive man. There are even some excuses I can reluctantly accept. A woman is an adult and does have the right to make her own decisions about her life. But every woman should remember that if she makes a decision to remain in an abusive situation, she is sentencing her child, who doesn’t have the right to make decisions- to a life of violence.

But IMO there is never any acceptable excuse for any parent to remain with a person who is abusing the children. Never. Not even if they are the child’s parent. And not even if they love them.

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At the time the grandfather came to the home, the children of the other mother are aged 4 and 1 year old, and they reportedly begged to go with him. After the allegations against Lukacs, the mother sent those children to Georgia to live with relatives. Due to a concern for those children, authorities are now working with Georgia authorities to investigate if they had been abused.

According to the prosecutor, evidence of the sexual abuse was apparent.

Reportedly on Lukacs sex offender status, he was due to report earlier this year and failed to do so. He was arrested for that and that charge is pending.

He was also charged with domestic violence on Mar. 31 on the allegation that he hit Ambre King in the face on Mar. 25.

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12 Comments

  1. MSLGW said,

    April 4, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    “For many many years, a person could rape a child, serve his time, get out of jail or prison and deny it ever happened. He could meet new people and prey on other children. But now there is a tool to help prevent that. It is called the National Sex Offender Public Website. If you have children, I suggest you use it. If you don’t have children, but plan on it, it is a good idea to use it. Even if you are just dating someone it is a good idea to use it. Remember a tool is only useful if it is used.”

    If a person is going to commit a second offense. The registry will not stop that person. No law stops crime. Recidivist rates for first time offenders is in the single digits. 90 plus percent of ALL new sex crimes are committed by individuals NOT on the registries. And 90 plus percent of those are committed by individuals known to the victim and family. In fact the vast majority of offenders are family members.

    I do believe in second chances, especially when scientific fact proves the majority never repeat another sex crime. There are laws on the book to deal with a repeat offender. If you really want to protect your children, and I believe you do. Stay vigilant around your acquaintances and family members. Remember, 90% plus of all new sex crimes are committed by individuals NOT on a registry. That’s a lot of sex crimes.
    There is way too much knee jerk reaction and too many Mike NiFong’s out there. The news media distorts and polititians lie just to get votes. We need to depend on EXPERTS in these fields in order to pass good laws. We depend on EXPERTS to pass all other types of laws but law makers are only interested in the hype that guarentees votes. Hope you had an opportunity to see 20/20 “Age of Consent” on the 14 of March. You can view those clips on You Tube or at the ABC site under 20/20. Just type in Age of Consent. We are destroying our young people.

  2. Trey said,

    April 4, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    MSLGW, there is a huge logical fallacy in your argument that renders it worthless. Recidivism is based on people who are caught and convicted, it has nothing to do with whether or not people reoffend. Interviews with sex offenders lead the actual experts in such things to extimate that each of them has over 100 victims.

    Your post reads like an appology for people who like to have relations with under age children. I pray that is not true, but that is how it reads. There is no “scientific fact” that “proves the majority never repeat another sex crime.” No such science exists. So your post is rubbish.

    But I too believe in second chances in some situations, so why not write a post that distinguishes between the concepts of recidivism and reperpetration. Oh, and it makes no sense to misquote “experts” then decry what the “EXPERTS” say. It is internally inconsistent.

    Here is a link to some actual data on the subject. There is a LOT of research on this topin available on the web. I suggest that you read some of it and educate yourself. Here is the link: http://web.uccs.edu/dsimons/crsposter.pdf.pdf

    One interesting finding about the self-report of child abusers is frightening: Interviewed convicted sex offenders reported an average of 2 victims and 5 offenses until they were given a polygraph. With the polygraph the average number of victims rose to 110 and the average number of offenses grew to 318. These people lie. They lie a lot, and the lies are huge. But read the article for yourself, then take a second chance with a post about child sexual abuse.

    Trey

  3. April 4, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Excellent response Trey.

  4. Anonymous said,

    April 4, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    I want to clear up what really happened. The grandfather went to the home and found the girl naked. She was NOT bleeding. He found the lack of clothes suspicious so he called Child Protective Services. A CPS worker went to the home and it was (s)he who discovered the girl was being sexually abused. (S)he called the local police and both worked together to get the information and evidence they needed.
    The mother was not being beaten because she threatened to tell. She was regularly abused by Lukacs on a daily basis. Her reason for not speaking to authorities about Lukac’s actions were not to protect herself or her children, but because she had “feelings” for him.

    I hope this clears some of this up. I do not like inaccurate information. Thank you!

  5. Heather H said,

    April 22, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Some comments from the real world of domestic violence and family law:

    “….. was she being beaten because she was trying to prevent the rape? If that was why she was beaten, then why didn’t she call police instead of her father? The only way to assure that her child’s father did not rape her, would be to report him, move away and get some help for her daughter.”

    Comment: I agree that would have been the ideal course of action, but this is easier said than done. Even most REPORTED rapes do not result in prosecution, especially if the alleged offender is an intimate partner. DA’s often don’t have the corroborating evidence that they need to turn a “he said she said” case into a conviction, so they don’t even try. Further, thanks to conservative “father’s rights” groups, many family court judges believe that mothers’ allegations of child molestation are made-up. Father’s rights groups have convinced the court system that mothers lie about sexual abuse to alienate kids from their fathers, and to get sole custody. If the father has a lawyer, it is much less likely that the mother will get custody. So there was no guarantee that if Ms. King had reported him and moved away, the abuse would have stopped. Rather, there is a significant chance that the violence toward her would have escalated, and the daughter would have had to endure unsupervised visitation with her dad.

    “Did she fear having her children taken away? If she had reported the abuse her children could not have been removed from her because someone else abused her children, as long as she did not participate and reported it as soon as she became aware of it.”

    Unfortunately, false. It is simply not true that a person’s children “could not be removed from her because someone else abused them.” This is due to statues that criminalize “failure to protect.” I’m not saying that they would have been taken away, but it’s certainly possible that they would have been. Remember that batterers tell victims things like “the police will never believe you and then I’ll get full custody of the kids,” or “I’ll kill you and the kids if you tell anyone.”

    “Did she perhaps fear that she would be beaten more severely if she reported the abuse? If she had reported the abuse, he would be in jail and not able to beat her.”

    Oh, if only that were true. Look up some statistics on how many DV reports result in actual jail time, and of those, how many involve jail sentences of more than a week. True, child abuse allegations are taken more seriously than adult DV, but think about this: a client of mine reported that her 14 year old daughter had been repeatedly raped by the client’s boyfriend (the day that she found out about it she called the police and left him). The abuse went on from age 9 to 14, the boyfriend admitted it to her and immediately skipped town. The DA hasn’t filed charges, because “there is only one witness” and they can’t find the suspect.

  6. April 22, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    “I agree that would have been the ideal course of action, but this is easier said than done. Even most REPORTED rapes do not result in prosecution, especially if the alleged offender is an intimate partner.”

    HSH: It wasn’t an intimate partner, it was a 4 year old child. With apparent injury that once had to be taken to the hospital for the injury.

    “It is simply not true that a person’s children “could not be removed from her because someone else abused them.” This is due to statues that criminalize “failure to protect.”

    HSH: If the parent notes the signs of abuse and quickly moves to protect the child, then she cannot be accused of “failure to protect.” But yes, a part of that protection usually means a report to authorities. If authorities fail to follow through (for instance when there is a lack of evidence), she still has proof that she attempted to obtain protection for her child. One way to help gain proof for a criminal case is to take the child to be checked as soon as the abuse becomes known. Preferably before the child has bathed.

    “Look up some statistics on how many DV reports result in actual jail time, and of those, how many involve jail sentences of more than a week.”

    HSH: Yes, I will admit that DV abuse usually does not result in very long jail time, and sometimes no jail time. But if the man is busy with police and courts, the woman has more time to get away. As for your friend, I am sorry that boyfriend was able to evade an arrest. But I am happy that your friend was successful in stopping her child being abused. Do you think his fear of her reporting and of him being arrested had anything to do with him skipping town?

  7. Trey said,

    April 22, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    I must disagree about some of the points made about Fathers’ Rights groups. While I cannot and will not support some sham organization that protects perverts, I have seen an increase in false reports of sexual abuse in my work.

    I see sexually abused children every day as part of my job. 10 years ago I cannot remember seeing any children that were coached. None. In the last year I have questions about 4 children I have seen. I am not a member of any Father’s rights group, I am a licensed clinical psychologist with years of training and experience in the field. False accusations and coaching are on the increase in my practice.

    Coaching a child to make a false report is sexual abuse, plain and simple. What has that got to do with fathers or mothers? It is not a gender issue, it is an abuse issue.

    And what does being a conservative have to do with this issue at all? Are you suggesting that fathers do not or should not have rights? Are you suggesting that conservatives should not have rights? Or is it that you think conservatives are more likely to abuse children?

    Children need their parents, they need both parents. They should have healthy access to both parents. That issue is completely seperate from false accusations and any political group, it is good developmental theory.

    I am a conservative, a father of 4, I believe in fathers’ and mothers’ rights, but I believe in the need to protect the innocent and helpless children more. I have also spent the last 17 years working to protect and heal children by working with them and testifying for them. I have helped send perverts and baby killers to jail. Your child would have no better, harder working, or safer advocate than me.

    So what is your point about conservatives and fathers?

    Trey

  8. OldFriend said,

    March 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I grew up with this guy. I was a friend of his until a few years ago. He told a few of us that he planned on raping his daughter. After that, he lost his friends. He is a crazy person. He thinks he’s above the law. He has no respect for any person. He has been in jail more times than not. Starting from when his mom killed herself. Unfortunately I can understand why. He lit his desk on fire in grade school, burned a girls hair off, him and his brothers stole money and credit cards from his grandmother, they all 3 had sex with their cousin, chris and his older brother molested his son. The story above is entirely true. Every word is exact. And, the mother knew it was going to happen and when it did happen, she did nothing about it. Hopefully he gets life in jail or the death sentence for what he did to his kids, to the 12-year old from a few years ago, and whatever child we still don’t know about. Chris is a pathetic excuse for a human being and he has no right to be part of society. If I have to pay taxes to keep him in jail for the rest of his hopefully short-lived life… then so be it. But, the death sentence would cost less. I have known Chris for many years and loved him like a brother. But what he’s done is unacceptable. If he had a soul, I’d ask God to have mercy on it. But he’s proven otherwise.

  9. September 1, 2009 at 5:41 am

    good posting!

  10. been there said,

    February 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    heather…thank you for shedding some light…i am appauled by this article…i have personally been in this situation…and even after leaving when i found out, reporting to the authorities…my children now live with the man who abused us…so for those who would sit back on their high horse and think they know the system so well…you are WRONG…i was shocked and tramatized at the lack of support as a victim of sexual and physical abuse i recieved…and my children even more so…they even tried to charge me with parental kidnapping when i tried to leave with my kids to protect them…i was never charged though…i now study psychology in a goal to change the way the system responds to these situations…lucky for me and my children…they have been unharmed since the divorce…and i am dilagent to ask questions when they are with me…but for those that one have never been in that situation…my ex was not on an offender list…and still is not even though being reported…post like this…is exactly why women do not report it…they know they will not be believed…and they are usually right…all my worst fears were realized when i reported my ex…and homesweet..you apparently are no dr…when i took my child immediately to be checked…they could not verify yes or no…and i was informed that unless a child is flat out raped…not “molested”…that it was almost impossible to prove anything…and even in rape cases that it an sometimes be difficult…so, please…do not speak on subjects that you have no degree or training to speak on…i am furious to read such prejudice, ill informed, ignorant comments from you on a subject you lack any education on…leave this subject to real experts…those trained to help victims…and trey…yes…coaching is on the rise…and that is why real victims are losing credability and help…it is a shame..

  11. been there said,

    February 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    i apoligize for all the spelling errors…my keyboard is sticking…

  12. been there said,

    February 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    you will have to forgive me…as a domestic violence advocat i am very passionate on this subject and become very angry when comments are made in society on this subject coming from nothing but judgement and lack of education on the subject…probably more so because i lived it…


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