Warning! Very disturbing!

Steven L. Pease, 41, lost his job in Sept. His wife was working three jobs to support the household of Pease his wife and their 3 daughters ages 5, 7, and 12 ( I have seen the oldest listed as 11).

It is believed that about March, Steven Pease began molesting his 11 or twelve year old daughter. She says she was afraid to tell, because of being afraid of her father. He weighs 330 pounds.

Not only was he molesting his daughter, he was transmitting some of the molestations over a webcam, into a live video chatroom. And he took suggestions from viewers on what to do to his daughter.

One incident that was told to police, a viewer asked Pease to order his daughter to take off all of her clothes and expose hersellf to the camera set up in the father’s bedroom. She told him that she was menustrating, so he “allowed” her to keep her pants on. She told police she was forced to have intercourse at least 3 times. And Pease even molested her in the apartment complex pool, during a game of “Marco Polo”.

But when she saw her little 7 year old sister coming out of her father’s bedroom, with her pants around her knees, she knew she had to tell.

She went to her friend, and her friend’s mother and told what was happening to her. The friend’s mother contacted police.

Interviews with the 5 and 7 year old sisters, revealed that they had also been molested. Sometimes on camera.

Pease has been charged with two counts of aggravated child molestation, two counts of incest, and each of rape, aggravated sexual battery, and exploition of a minor. One article indicates police are not sure if Pease was recieving money for the videos he was transmitting. More charges are being discussed, and the FBI is reviewing the computer. Police warn there may be more victims.

The children remain with their mother. She was not aware of the abuse, the daughters said it occurred while she was at work, or sometimes when she was asleep.

http://www.ajc.com/services/content/metro/northfulton/stories/0807molest.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=13

http://www.11alive.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=83041

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/9642427/detail.html

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5252659

http://www.ajc.com/search/content/metro/northfulton/stories/0808metinternet.html

http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/ap_newfullstory.asp?ID=78698

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/15224374.htm

Remember being the age of 11 or 12? Losing interest in toys and dolls, friends and their opinions of you takes precedence in your life. Your body changing and becoming unfamiliar to you. By this point most kids become very modest, not even wanting friends or mother to see your body.

Now imagine “Daddy” telling you to come in the bedroom. Imagine “Daddy” telling you to stand in front of the camera. And to take your clothes off. Now imagine “Daddy” touching you in those places that seem so unfamiliar to you now. Can you imagine the embarrassment and humiliation the child felt? Knowing that not only was “Daddy” seeing you. But also those people he talks to on the computer.

Now how about the alleged “Daddy”. It is often a blow to the ego to lose your job. I understand that. I also understand that it was probably humiliating that his wife was working three jobs, to support the household, while he was only providing child care. And I understand that while doing so, she was probably not available to him sexually due to being away from the home while she was at work and due to the exhaustion when she was finally able to come home.

Did embarrassing and humiliating his daughters make his humiliation less? Did it make him feel good to have not only a wife for his “needs”, but to have a harem, with his daughters also? Did it make him feel like a big “man” to know that he could force his children to submit to him? Did it fill him with pride that his 5, 7, and 12 year old daughters could satisfy his sexual needs? Did the attention he got from people in the video chat room make him feel “special”?

These girls will grow and go on with their lives. With love and help, they will recover. The abuse will drift off to a distant memory. But that doesn’t mean it won’t present problems for them. There will possibly be trust problems. It will affect their relationships with others. And at different times in their lives, the memory will likely come back.

These are girls to be proud of and I admire those girls. They were trying to be good daughters and mind their “father”. They tried to be strong, even when their alleged father told them to do things they didn’t like doing. But that 12 year old, recognized that what was happening wasn’t right. And she did something for her sisters, that she couldn’t do for herself. She overcame her fears, and she told. That took more strength than keeping the “secret”. Now they are talking to strangers, they are telling what happened to them. They are helping police in the investigation. The older the child, the harder it is to talk about it. But they are doing it.

330 pounds. 40 years old. He isn’t a big man. He is nothing special. And he has nothing to be proud of. He is a failure…… as a husband, a provider, and as a father. He is a disturbing, little pervert.

A big thanks to Peach for the tip on this one.

Trench at News of Doom is also posting about this failure of an alleged “Daddy”.

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About Safe Child Task Force. The challenges, the strain. One investigator tells about the song that helped him to open up.

One agent peels a sheet of lyrics from the wall of his cubicle. It’s the song “Holy Water,” by the country group Big & Rich.

“Someone ran away with her innocence,” the agent reads from the sheet. “A memory she can’t get out of her head; I can only imagine what she’s feeling; When she’s praying, kneeling at the edge of her bed.”

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/stories/0813metmolest.html

Sentenced to 60 years in prison.

ajc.com

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“I just don’t know what to make of all this.”

Joshua Balling, 19, and his girlfriend Amber Justus,19, met when they were 13 years old but didn’t start dating until they were 18. They were hoping to get married next year. For a while she had moved into his mother’s with him, but two months ago they got an apartment together.

The couple were expecting a baby, though she was only 3 months pregnant. Balling seemed to be excited about the pregnancy.

According to Justus, they would argue sometimes. And that sometimes they would push each other around. Justus even says that after he punched her, she would slap him. Allegations have been made by Ballings brother that she beat Balling.  She also says that when Balling was drinking he would sometimes pick fights with her, her stepbrother, or the neighbors. But she says that nothing had ever happened like it did Saturday night.

She says that Balling had several cupfuls of rum, and then went into a ‘drunken rage’. She says that he wrestled with her 13 year old stepbrother first. Then she says that he had used his fists on her. “He was all messed up and just kicked in the door. He started yelling at me. I stood up to get away from him (and) he punched me in my stomach,” . It has been reported that he punched her three times in the stomach, and that he knocked a door off the hinges to get to her. Balling ran away and Justus called police.

Justus was taken to the hospital and they were unable to find a hearbeat for the baby.

Joshua Balling has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of the fetus.

Justus has told reporters, “I don’t think he meant to do it, but he did it,” “I still love him,” “I just don’t know what to make of all this.”

http://www.columbusdispatch.com/news-story.php?story=203618

http://www.nbc4i.com/news/9638041/detail.html

That’s not an uncommon reaction. Often the excuse will be “he was drunk, that is what did it”. Experts say there is nothing to indicate that drinking causes domestic violence. But they caution “men who batter frequently use alcohol abuse as an excuse for their violence. They attempt to rid themselves of responsibility for the problem by blaming it on the effects of alcohol.”

http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/Controversies/1090863351.html

My view of it is that alcohol lowers inhibitions and often actions will become more exaggerated. Therefore, if a person has anger issues and a tendency toward violence and they then start drinking, there is more likely to be a domestic violence episode. So one does not cause the other, but they each contribute. But the drinking would not cause the violence, unless there was a tendency already there. And if they became angry enough to lose control, they could become violent even if they weren’t drinking.

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All charges have been dropped against Joshua Balling. He has been released from jail and is now with his family.

Justus has gone to police and admitted that she lied. Her sister convinced her to go to police and tell the truth.

Balling admits that he Justus got into a fight. But he says that she is the one who began hitting herself in the stomach.

Doctors have also verified Balling’s innocence. They say the fetus had been dead for at least three weeks at the time of the incident.

Some sources say that Justus is now recieving counseling.

http://www.nbc4i.com/news/9662015/detail.html

I am glad that Justus finally came forward with the truth. In telling the story she told, she could have ruined Ballings life. There is no indication as yet, as to whether there will be any charges filed against Justus for the false report.

Thanks to MissLisa at Beyond Frazzled for the update on this one!