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.
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”.
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.”
Sentenced to 60 years in prison.