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

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Up-To-Date Recap

*January 2007 we discovered that one of our children had been sexually violated by our pastors adult son, Patrick D. Rojas. (Patrick was 22yrs old at the time of the crime and the child was 11.)

*We reported the crime.

*August 2007, Patrick D. Rojas had his day in court. A plea agreement enabled this predator to have minimal consequences. He received 10 days in county jail, 2years probation, he will be on the sex offender registry for 10years. He is classified as a level 2 sex offender. Justice was not served!

*Eddie Rojas and his wife, Kathy and an adult son, Jairus had previous knowledge of Patrick's pedophile behavior but kept it a secret from our family and our church family. We know the parents knew from the information in the psycho sexual evaluation. Jairus himself told me in a phone conversation in 2008 that he had previous knowledge that his brother had been a sexual predator. At the time of the crimes committed Eddie Rojas was the pastor of our church.

*The elders of our former 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. They acknowledged their awareness of the full details of Patrick's crimes in our case at a Heads of Household meeting.

*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 committed against them that are talked about, in great detail, in the psycho sexual evaluation. Since they left the state they have lived in Israel and as of March 2011 are in England, with an additional child.

*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), in his sexual psycho evaluation that was court ordered, Patrick, admitted to other deviant sexual behavior as well.

*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.

*March 2009, I decided to start a blog to tell Our Story.

*August 2009, We applied for an extended no-contact order for our minor child. PATRICK CONTESTED IT. It took us attaining a lawyer and three trips to the court house before Patrick backed down.

*June 2010, The sheriff knocked on our door and handed us our notice of the lawsuit against us by Patrick and Jairus Rojas.

*November 2010, We offered to totally remove the blog if they would walk away from the lawsuit (due to lack of finances to continue the legal battle.) We were totally shut down. To quote a part of the letter we received from their attorney, Michael Davis from Tacoma, WA, "The offer of settlement does not compensate my clients for their losses." NO JOKE!

*March 2011, Out of not knowing where else to turn, I contacted some media outlets to see if they could help us by telling our story. KING 5 News in Seattle, WA aired our story.

*Attempting mediation that was requested by Michael Davis, on behalf of Patrick and Jairus, March 23, 2011.

*May 7,2011 - Benjamin Rojas's Wedding in Virginia. It's reported that many of his siblings are in the US to attend the wedding. Conflicting reports as to whether Eddie or Kathy are in the US. Benjamin is on Patrick and Jairus's witness list.

*Our trial date is currently set for June 20,2011.

*Trial pushed to 12/12/2011.

*August 2011 confirmation that David Rojas has joined his brother's in Port Orchard, Washington
(Which means Eddie and Kathy have 9 or 10 children with them in Italy)

*November 4, 2011 The court dropped the case against us. The blog stays in tact!

*Patrick is appealing the ruling with the appellate court.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Emperor Has No Clothes

I had no idea that by starting this blog that the information would go viral. That I would end up needing to defend my right to tell others about what happened to my family and by whom in a court of law.

There is a conviction. I have documentation and witnesses that can verify what I posted. Truth be told, I even held back some. Should I have to stay silent so a convicted pedophile can groom another family? Secrecy empowers criminals....I wish someone would have warned my family.

There is also a wanted felon that is all twisted up in our story (Eddie Rojas) shouldn't I do everything within reason to locate him? Especially because he has children with him that are most likely the victims of childhood sexual abuse.

Something is wrong. Something is REALLY wrong and I felt that I should point out that the emperor has no clothes ...(as my dear friend put it.)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

To The Body of Christ in Italy

It seems Eddie is packing up the family to make a move to Italy. Eddie preys on the kindness and generosity of "the church." I know that people feel for all the children. I get that. I hate that the Rojas children are being drug around and encouraged by their own parents to live the lies that they are living.

I imagine that it would be quite a conundrum to be the person asked to financially support Eddie and his family. To say no to him and his wife, Kathy, means you are simultaneously saying no to their 11 children. One of those circumstances where doing the RIGHT thing will hurt.

Please only offer to purchase Eddie and his family one way tickets to America.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lawsuit Documents

Here is a link to the public court documents relating to our case.

Pierce County Superior Court Civil Case 10-2-10386-0

It has only been mentioned in a few articles, out of the many that I have seen posted about our story, that we have filed a counter claim. Eric and I only had three years from the time that we discovered a crime had been committed (which was Jan.2007) to file a civil lawsuit. This is an important fact to know. This means we have no legal recourse to recover any damages for the crimes committed against our family.However, we have filed a lawsuit on behalf of our minor child. The actual victim has a longer time frame to file a lawsuit when they are a minor child. If we are awarded any monetary funds it will be put in a secured trust (monitored by someone other than us) that our child will be able to access when they become an adult.

What that means is that we will not be able to include in our counterclaim lawsuit any counseling expenses, childcare fees, loss of work, loss of community, emotional distress that we (the parents or any other child in our family other than the actual victim of the sexual abuse) endured due to Patrick's and some of his family members crimes. We name Eddie, Kathy, Jairus and Patrick Rojas in our current lawsuit. Click on the link above to order the court documents if you're interested in all the legal-ease.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Poetic Justice

I will accept justice of any kind at this point. The views on my blog prior to the need to reach out for financial help were modest at best. Since last Thursday when our story first aired on KING 5 news my blog has received 2,520 views. The viewers are actually really reading the blog. There has been 8,537 page views from the people visiting the site. Can you see the irony?

One reason I wanted to start a blog was to bring awareness to such a taboo subject. Darkness, silence, secrecy are all friends of a sexual predator. When the bright lights are shone on them-their power is taken away. Our society needs to be aware of who the sexual predators are. We need to take a good hard look at our laws and how we deal with these types of crimes. We need to get real.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Darkness to Light

I refer to DARKNESS to LIGHT in different posts on my blog. This is a great organization that is fighting to bring awareness about the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse and educate adults in an effort to prevent abuse.

Go to this site to be educated. Under Prevention Programs go to:Media Campaigns and watch some of the commercials. Why don't we see more of this in the main stream media?

AWARENESS is the ONLY PREVENTION of childhood sexual abuse!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Making The News

I had an interview this afternoon on KING5 news. Early on this week I sent out a letter to some media outlets asking for help. I didn't know where else to turn to. We have exhausted our own personal finances and that of our extended families. Out of financial desperation we even offered to close down the blog just prior to Thanksgiving 2010, if Patrick would drop his lawsuit against us. The offer was completely rejected.

We need help. We need financial support. I hoped against hope that someone would see the importance of what I am doing and agree to bring awareness to our legal battle.

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