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

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.

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your story and warning us about these criminals in our midst.

I will pray for your family, for healing and for you to get enough donations to defend yourselves in court.
I also pray you have enough left over to countersue this sex offender.

God bless you and strengthen you.

Ben Connor

Anonymous said...

I read through your blog after the King 5 story.

My heart goes out to your and your family for strength against this predator. His face and his father's face is firmly etched into my brain to be on the look out for this scum.

Regarding your church elders you should seek legal advice if they can be held accountable. The fact that they knew the details of the crimes and appear to have done nothing - should result in a civil case. The church should be held accountable for their assistance of an abuser.

I am not a religious person - and it makes me realize how religion can be used to assist with abuse. Disgusting.

Keep up your cause. The world appreciates people like you - and no matter what legal action is taken - YOU WILL WIN IN THE LONG TERM.

Anonymous said...

"Bless those who persecute you; bless and do NOT curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. NEVER pay back evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of ALL men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. NEVER take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of GOD, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord. "BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN DOING SO YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with GOOD." Romans 12:14-21

I can understand WHY you would be angry and seek justice - but justice is the Lord's to pay. We as sinners are not qualified to take such action upon ourselves!

"Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you." Ephesians 4:32

"So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful."
Colossians 3:12-15

Your predicament is not special, you are still called to forgive him.
I am not encouraging this man's sinful nature, but the beauty of the Lord Jesus is that He died for EVERYONE so we may join HIM in Heaven FOREVER. It's the beauty of His grace that we are all forgiven - no matter the sin.

I'm praying your heart will find peace and give the Lord the opportunity to seek His vengeance.

And for Patrick, that he may bring his darkness to light, and let the Lord heal him of this sin. He deserves to be with the Lord for eternity, too!
-kmcf

Anonymous said...

I too was a victim of this same exact sort - regarding my then 8-year-old daughter. I have often wanted to contact San Deigo, Ca area law enforcement and ???? give them a heads-up.

Our situation never escalated to public disclosure as the perp was a Naval Officer. The USNAVY green-lighted him overseas and pushed a speedy divorce. I later realized all the reasons behind them wanting that to happen.. I wish I had had good legal cousel back then.

About my situation and yours.. I often wondered what would happen to me, on my end if I did blog/post the truthful facts about this person.

I am so sorry your whole family and live have continued on this horrible ride. My prayers go out to you. I am listening, too... so keep on keeping on.

Seattle Mom

Anonymous said...

Hey Anon...
I think this IS the Lord's justice being walked out by his followers. This is what the Lord's justice looks like...

Anonymous said...

Sex offenders reoffend and the cycle continues. I'm non religious and have ZERO tolerance. He WILL reoffend! If he had done this to ANYONE in my family he would never walk again. Surgical castration should be immediate.

Anonymous said...

p.s. I am not from the States, but just googled sex offenders United Stated, came upon a site
http://www.familywatchdog.us/
...put in Patrick Rojas s name and voila .....up came his picture.
Now as far as I am concerned, if he can sue the family of his victim then surely he can sue the familywatchdog as well.
I cannot see how he could win. I a loved one was murdered for instance and the family of the murdered person started a blog and the murderer was subsequently let out of jail could he also sue.
The crime does not go away so if it were me I would continue to blog about the criminal even after he was released.
How can that be illegal?

freddyeddy said...

Anonymous #3,March 4, 2011 10:25 AM

I can appreciate your wanting to see God work this out.
However, when the convicted perp, in this case convicted of a lesser crime through plea deals, tries to sue and torment your family, the courts system is there. Sometimes there is an overlap between civil and spiritual law. It does not mean this was the Schneider's first choice. It does provide an avenue for them to defend themselves.
If that doesn't work for you, fine.
It is what has to work for them now.
It is unfortunate at this point that Patrick & his brother, family, whoever - did not have some better counsel in November when in financial desperation the offer to pull down the blog in it's entirelty was made.
Now the system moves on, and the tide is turning against the convicted criminal. It doesn't happen often enough, but thankfully it is happening here and now.

Anonymous said...

You seem to be holding on to this for a long time..
How do you expect your daughter and family to move on if you won't?
Give it a rest.

Danielle said...

March 6th Anon,

The discovery of the abuse was January 2007, June of 2007 finding out that there was a total of 6 known victims and that the parents knew Patrick was a pedophile,Sentencing Aug 2007, Aug 2007 Eddie goes on the run and we find out that the elders of our church knew damning information and kept is secret, Knowledge that innocent little victims of Patrick are in hiding, 2009 Patrick fights an extended no-contact-order that our family filed for (we did eventually get it), 2010 I learn the location of Eddie Rojas, 2010 Patrick and Jairus file a lawsuit against me and my husband. Exactly when and where in all of this should I have "JUST MOVED ON?"

Anonymous said...

The only people 'moving on' are Eddie Rojas and his family. Moving on and moving on and moving on again.

Anonymous said...

How ironic that because of a lawsuit claiming embarrassment, more and more people are actually reading the story causing more "embarrassment."

To kmcf-your same argument could be turned right back around to you. Your attempt at control will not succeed. My heart breaks for victims who are defenseless children. Thank you Danielle for being a voice for the voiceless and standing up to cruel religious nonsense.


Nikki

Anonymous said...

No mother should "Just move on" in this situation. It sickens me to know that people like this are even given the right to sue the family of their victims.

Bless you, and as a young woman thank you for standing up to the man that hurt your daughter. As a girl that did not have anyone to stand up for her, I am so happy to know that your daughter is loved and supported.

Anonymous said...

Danielle,

Nevermind the negative comments, you know what is best for your family. I commend you for being brave and showing these disgusting men that their crimes will NOT go unpunished and you will NOT be silenced!!

Circe said...

Hah. The "Just move on" and "time to heal" comments are a joke. Your son or friend is a CHILD MOLESTER, why don't you let him go and just move on? STOP DEFENDING the PREDATOR.
Do you really think a few years of incarceration are a fair punishment? I don't.
And I think the majority of the human population agrees with me. On your side of course, you've got the pedophiles and their enablers. Nice company.

lowkey272 said...

Im a happy Baptist Christian, and from everything that ive seen here, there is alot of the truth, but ALOT of slander as well. Slander can ruin peoples lifes too, are you a better person now because youve slandered Patricks name? The truth is no. This all is going to blow up even worse now with the media, it will go VIRAL for sure, and Im not sure it will provide the results you were looking for. But another life could be ruined, (patricks) is he any less that he doesent deserve his life anymore? I think it is wrong. I think he did a terrible thing, but i also know he has been threw the process of the criminal justice system and is now what they will say is Rehabilitated... So you really should not be saying rumors and totally slandering this man now, he legally went threw the system. I hope he wins, only to have the technical rumors and such removed from your blod, i dont think he should get any money. I will pray that you might let god be judge and jury and let this go.. do the crime serve the time, let it go. Dont ruin his life, it would only be as bad or worse that what he has done.. Mike