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July 9, 2010



Attorney General Eric Holder

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Re: Protecting the Civil Rights of Children, Adults, Families and Employees

Dear Honorable Attorney General Holder:

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As an advocate for the fair administration of justice, especially as it relates to the protections of children and those who protect them as mandated reporters/whistleblowers,it is difficult to understand whysomeone in a position to connect the dots and take immediate corrective action, has not found the courageto do so!Yes, this is an election year -- but, so what! There are too many unanswered questions that are being swept under the rug in our society, as evidenced by media reports involving Jaycee Dugard, Melissa Huckaby, Chelsea King, Amber Dubois and the international clergy sex abuse crisis, asdescribed below:


The Modesto Beereported on July 8, 2010,"Dugard Settlement Leaves Questions", at http://www.modbee.com/2010/07/09/1244920/dugard-settlement-leaves-questions.html, that "...by settling out of court, the state almost certainly saved quite a bit of money. But that savings has to be weighed against the value of full disclosure -- the facts that would have come out during a trial and the accountability to follow."

There is not a parent in the world that does not feel thehorrific pain that Jaycee's kidnapping and abuse have caused to everyone with knowledge of the tragedy.Now that the $20 million settlement has been approved by California's government leaders,will thismatterbe signed, sealed, check delivered and Voila, the facts surrounding the crimesfiled away from public disclosure forever?

As previously reported, Jaycee was raised inOrange County, California until she was 11 years old. Her familythen moved to South Lake Tahoe, California, to escapecrime.As some believe,Orange County is one of the most affluent and safest places to live and raise children. I cannot help but wonder if there is some type of"secret" and/or "horrific" crime that motivated and/or forced Jaycee's family and other families like myself,to leave Orange County, California.

It is no secret, withfactsrevealed incivil and criminalpublic court files available for anyone to review, that the affluent and political powers in Orange County, California, havea long history of ignoring crimes committed by politically-connected and influential individuals, sometimes interfering with the right to the fairadministration of justice. The following information is submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice for review and investigation:


The Mercury News reported on July 2, 2010, "Melissa Huckaby's parents speak out for first time on NBC's 'Today", at http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_15429166, that "Huckaby has struggled with emotional issues since reportedly being raped by a police officer when she was 19. The details surrounding the claim remain unknown. As a result, said Brian Lawless, Huckaby's father, she never got the mental health treatment she needed."

Melissa Huckaby has pled guilty,will spend the rest of her life inprison, has publicly expressed remorse for the pain she has causedSandra Cantu's parents, family and friends. There is no way to justify thekilling ofan innocent child and there never will be. However, I am only one person, with little resources to research concerns about whether or not Melissa Huckabywas denied justice when she was reported rapeby a trusted Cypress Police Department official.

It is important to note that Melissa Huckaby, like Jaycee Dugard,lived in Orange County, California, when she wasraped at the age of 19 years old. As a mother of three daughters, the rape of a child, at any age,is terrifying -- andvictims of sex abuse and rape sometimes never recover from the trauma.Melissa Huckaby's reports ofrapein 1999 may or may not have been thoroughly investigated; however,now that Melissa Huckaby is servingthe rest of her life in prison and labeled as an individual with mental disabilities,the public will most likely never know whether Melissa was denied justice when she was raped in 1999, and denied theprotections she deserved.

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As a society, we need to demand protections of chi... by Debby Bodkin on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 1:43:45 PM
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