If someone asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your body?’ he will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.’ Zech 13 v 6

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Recap

CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR THE UP-TO-DATE RECAP


I believe this would be a good time for a review:

*January 2007 we discovered that one of our children had been sexually violated by our pastors adult son, Patrick D. Rojas (22yrs old at the time of the crime)

*We reported the crime

*August 2007 Patrick D. Rojas had his day in court. A plea agreement enabled this predator to have minimal consequences. Justice was not served!

*The pastor of the church we were attending, Peninsula Household of Faith Community Church in Port Orchard,WA., Eddie Rojas and his wife, Kathy and an adult son, Jairus had previous knowledge of Patrick's pedophile behavior but kept it a secret.

*The elders of the church, Jim Cameron and Dave Barrueto, knew in detail the crimes committed against our child and did not report any of the information to the sheriffs detective. Jim actually implied in his statement to the sheriff that Patrick's actions were innocent and "just the wrong age and wrong place." It was not until a plea agreement was in place and the sentencing had occurred that these two men shared that they had known all through the legal process the details of Patrick's crimes.

*As of August 2007, Eddie and Kathy Rojas along with 10 of their children went into hiding to avoid the state interviewing their minor daughters about the alleged sexual crimes against them by their brother Patrick D. Rojas.

*Patrick D. Rojas is a convicted level 2 sex offender living in Port Orchard, Washington with his brother Jairus. Patrick has a total of 6 minor victims that we know of (age ranging from 18mo. -11yrs old), he has admitted to sexual acts with dogs, peeping in on women and children in bathrooms, pornography, consensual incest with another adult sibling. He is a danger to all adolescent children and a sexual predator of convenience.

*In 2008, a felony warrant, was finally issued for Francis Edward Rojas, AKA Eddie Rojas.
The warrant is for witness tampering and is a nation wide warrant. I am asking for everyone that reads this to forward the information to all their contacts in hope of Eddie being located.

*If you see Eddie or know where he is you are to call your local police and inform them of his whereabouts and that there is a warrant for him in Washington State. The local police will handle it from there.

*The Rojas's have family in Rolla, Missouri and have solid contacts in Israel.

RECIDIVISM:
Pedophiles have a high rate of recidivism (the frequency of additional sexual crimes committed after being caught. .) Some treatments are effective in lowering recidivism. The typical child sex offender molests an average of 117 children, most of who do not report the offense. [Source: National Institute of Mental Health, 1988]*Source: I HALL, MD, RYAN C. W.; AND RICHARD C. W. HALL, MD, PA.. "AProfile of Pedophilia: Definition, Characteristics of Offenders, Recidivism, Treatment Outcomes, and Forensic Issues". MAYO CLIN PROC 82:457-471,2007. MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH.



29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi this is Sheena McClure. I just spoke with Bekah for the first time in awhile and when I asked if she had heard from you she told me about your blog and said she'd send a link. I didn't wait, it only took me looking up his name to find it. I started back reading your original blogs. Can I just say it still feels like it just happened to me, the feelings are so fresh. I will continue to read, but have a lot to catch up on and only a minimal time to read at any given moment. I wanted to let you know that we still think and pray for your family regularly. I'm not sure if I ever told you in the past, but after the first church meeting Ehren met with Eddie and asked him specifically if we should eb concerned for the safety of our daughter (call it a "gut" feeling, too). Eddie said it was nothing like that and we had no reason to be worried. Then we went to the second church meeting and Ehren and I met immediatly following the meeting with the elders and Eddie and asked very specific questions (We were lied to, go figure). And at the Head of the household meeting I asked specific questions hoping the elders would "own up", but it didn't happen. We left the church the day Patrick supposedly said "sorry". And met with the elders again, this time without Eddie, and pointed AGAIN to where they were wrong Biblically...with scriptures in their faces...to no avail! We also stopped having fellowship with other members of the church within a month of leaving, feeling that by fellowshipping with anybody we may in some way be supporting the Rojas or the elders wrong actions. Not to mention the wrong actions of the others still in attendance. I feel they are guilty of sins against your family for not calling the elders out on what they did wrong, and continuing to support the elders by going to church. I'm shocked to know the church is still meeting. I bet the Devil loves having those he knows he can so easily sway. I'd also like to say that I am posting this link to our Myspace page and our Facebook page and emailing it to everybody in our address book. Ehren and I have yet to be silent about this and we don't intend to now. We are currently residing in Alabama and if there is anything we can do to help you from afar, please do not hesitate to ask. I hope your family is healing and your children are growing up loving God, church and other believers dispite this circumstance. We much Love, ~Sheena

Pam said...

Good for you for speaking up. This sick young man should have been locked up with his first offense instead of all the sickening coverup the church orchestrated. It makes me ill that he has the nerve to sue you after he victimized your child and family.
Why are so many pedofiles drawn to religion. I don't trust anyone with my children and still, it could happen (sleepovers, etc.).
My heart goes out to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your story and for helping keep your community safe. I cannot believe the story I just read on King 5. I reposted the story on my facebook account. I hope more people see it. I appauld you for your courage and strength. Good thoughts from my family to yours.
-Nicole

Anonymous said...

what a little rat faced loser !

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this sick bastard is trying to sue you and your family over this blog. All you are doing here is presenting the truth, and you've probably saved other children from suffering a similar fate at Rojas' hands by putting this out here. If this lawsuit is allowed to continue, or if Rojas is awarded judgment, I hope there are nationwide riots that bring the American justice system to its knees. If Rojas is that upset about people knowing the truth about him, maybe he SHOULDN'T MOLEST LITTLE KIDS.

Anonymous said...

Its all public record thats been discussed in meetings. Every offender should have a blog about the crimes they committed. It should be against the law to change your name if you are a offender. This guy can't get a job? Tough luck! What about his victims having to live the rest of their lives with the memories of his crimes? Do not take this blog down.

Anonymous said...

Im sure Im not the only one...but I read an article about how Rojas is sueing you, so I googled his name and came across your blog. THANK YOU for putting your story out there, and doing your part to keep the rest of the community safe. Justice was not served for your family and you are doing what you can to prevent others from your pain. Rojas and all involved in helping him to commit/hide his crimes will get what they have coming.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your bravery in teling the truth. My prayers are with you and your family during this time. As a journalism graduate, I can tell you that the first and best defense to a libel charge is Truth! Keep fighting the good fight.

- Cheryl, Spokane.

Anonymous said...

Rojas's lawsuit is turning into a classic example of the Streisand effect. I never heard of any of you until he sued... probably never would have come across this blog, either. In his quest for anonymity, the guy has made himself notorious. What a dummy!

My heart goes out to you and your family for what you have been through and what you are going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and I fervently hope the legal system does right by you. Suing to shut up the victims of his crimes is just another form of assault!

Jason said...

Sick pedophile deserves death. Send him down to Texas. We know how to take care of his kind.

Anonymous said...

I read your blog and couldn't believe what I was reading. Although I know that it happens, that doesn't make it any easier for those that it happens to. Thank you for trying to inform your community about the misjustice that was done to you and yours. I think everyone should read this so that maybe this won't continue to happen.

Amanda said...

Keep fighting this fight!!! Sexual abuse flourishes in silence. I hope your family continues to heal, and I wish you success in your legal battle. The truth is not slander or libel! The truth will hopefully save other children and families from this awful crime. You are brave and strong.

SimplyComplicated said...

You are Awesome! How incredibly brave you are to go public with your story! I think bringing the truth to light can be a healing experience. It's unforgivable that religious leaders that you trusted would so completly betray you.
I'm glad that you chose to take the power away from the abuser(s) and not let them further victimize your family.
I wish you all the best!

Anonymous said...

i read your blog, i hope your family can weather the storm. Keep your head up, You didn't create this mess, your reacting to it.
Hope your legal troubles get better.
Monroe, WA

Anonymous said...

Very simple. A few of us who saw the story on the news can copy your blog (very easy to do since it is on blogspot, just copy and paste) and you can take down your blog.

I will put up one blog myself. I don't care if he sues me.

Becky from Puyallup said...

I grew up in a religious fringe type of community and they seem to always attract sexual predators and it is ALWAYS tolerated and covered up. The belief that women are "helpmeets" and are to serve and subjugate themselves to men attracts those types. I'm sure that there are many of us out there who would like to donate to help you with your legal battle but who are very reluctant to put out credit card information into your web site. Have you thought of establishing a fund at a bank that we could donate to? I would be willing to drop a few dollars by a local branch of a major bank to help you out.

Danielle said...

@ Becky, There has been a fund set up for those that do not want to use their credit card or paypal:

To help financially, send your donation to BECU (Boeing Employees Credit Union), P.O. Box 97050, Seattle, WA 98124-9750, include the account number 3586068873. To electronically transfer funds to this account, the routing number is 325081403. This account is being monitored by a third party.

Thank you for asking and for your practical support. ~Danielle

Anonymous said...

I total agree with the majority of what you are saying. But you can tell your story without including names. you are just ruining his life, as he cant get a job and therefore will just commit more crimes to live. revenge is not the answer. He obviously has mental issues which needs to be addressed. Singling him out is not right. in my opinion you are just as bad as he is: both ruining lives, just in different ways. Also i believe you keeping this blog up without removing names is just going to cause you and your family more grief. I am very sorry for what has happened to your family. save you and your family from more grief and remove names or the blog.
-James-

Anonymous said...

I was reading the reasons behind his suing you and they are stupid. He should have thought about his "name" before he did what he did to your daughter and the other innocents children he did things to. Now he's public property. His face will be plastered everywhere. Because he has to register. So if I were you I would let it go to trail and tell them it doesnt matter if you have this blog or not he still will be plastered everywhere as a sex offender.

doberman8675309 said...

Wow - if he thinks he was having trouble getting a job BEFORE HIS LAWSUIT brought more attention to him...

Do not fear his defense attorney. They have a dark job to do, and most of the time are 'grabbing at straws'.

Anonymous said...

Why the offender has more rights than the victim has got me. That is how screwed of a justice ayatem we have. This has got to make the victim feel like a victim all over again to her self and family for the family to have to suffer over this kind of B.S. The Law needs to be changed, so they have no rights. What kind of attorney would take this on besides a family friend of that so called church, more like a pedifile chuch. I say deport him sent him back to there country, he can do all the offending there.

Anonymous said...

There is no reason this worm should be allowed to live, much less allowed the priviledge of suing the mother of his victim. The police failed you, if you wanted to seek real justice by other avenues I wouldn't blame you one bit.

charles said...

ma'am, if this were the great state of texas, i would get all the rope i could and find the tallest tree possible. if you have ever heard country music, then listen to toby keiths beer for my horses. what this monster did deserves to be all over the country, and if the courts find fault with that then that judge can join him.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised the courts would even considering this case.. it's called freedom of speech and it isn't slander if it's true. Please don't take this down considering that it is allowing anyone that is reading this to know who he is and to be on the look out in case he does consider to move and change names like many PEDOPHILES do. You are an inspiration to other mothers and victims out there and letting them know that they can come out and have supporters with them thru this....

Anonymous said...

I'm a person that has been in ur lil girls shoes and I have to say I hope and pray u win this and that more parents, vics, friends and familys do this because we the people have the right to know who is living around us, teaching in our churchs'..I am now a mom and its been years 15 years now and I still have the fear that he will be back and at night I cant even walk outside because of what was done to me by somebody that was trusted by my family and frineds...... I believe that if people like Patrick Rojas was put in prison for live some of this would stop I believe he should have gotten more then he did and that his family should have as well....He dont know just how much he hurt her and shouldnt have to be looking for a job or anything because he should still be in prison, I have a friend doing 8 years and she never hurt anybody in her life and here he is out and free and still hurting her

Anonymous said...

"Sex offenders were less likely than non-sex offenders to be rearrested for any offense—43 percent of sex offenders versus 68 percent of non-sex offenders." This is from the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics

see the chart here
http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/2008/10/official-press-release-from-usdoj-on.html

Anonymous said...

I recorded a news show on my DVR and just had a chance to see it. Anyways, THANK YOU for this blog and information. I am a mom and a teacher and it makes me SICK to think of this man and his crimes. Rehab - Whatever!!! How can you rehabilitate a person so sick that they would commit such a crime! Sex offenders are scums of the earth. I'm glad your story was on the news. Think of all those people who saw his face, visited this blog and are now more aware.
I am sending prayers and light to your family. I can't imagine dealing with all this on top of what you already went through. Keep your head up and know that many people are grateful for your efforts.
J. Johnson

MEG said...

Keep the post up. I will keep you and your family in my prayers, don't back down, don't let him get to you. I only wish I had the courage to post about the offender that hurt me. He haunts my dreams every night and my memories everyday. His parole hearing is in september and I am terrified, so please...help me find the courage through yours.

Anonymous said...

What an ugly young man and a vile family. I hope these scum get what they deserve.