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, August 26, 2012


I chose to read the charging documents for the case against Christopher Dupea. I haven't been able to get the information out of my mind.

I am not naive, I understand there is a due process and I do believe in innocent until proven guilty. With that said, I do not believe a person is innocent simply because they say they are or because they "seem like such a good person." Remember, I have lived this, from the other side. Also, from my experience, I believe shutting out individuals that ask valid questions or encourage the seeking of truth (even if that truth is one you don't want) is a red flag. 

In this situation the community that wants to desperately support the Dupea family and uplift the parents are admirable. From my own experience I am just fearful that the church community will blindly support whatever they are told without fact checking. My desire is for all involved to download the available court documents and read them. Know what you are supporting. Attend the court dates, if at all possible. It's amazing what is revealed in the courtroom. 

This stuff is real! Child porn is real! Childhood sexual abuse is an epidemic! It does actually happen. In YOUR community! I do not want to know the details of what Chris is being charged with! " It is reprehensible and disgusting. It is NORMAL to NOT want to know but what is the alternative in a civil society?" a quote from a dear friend. We could ignore childhood sexual abuse and hope it doesn't touch our child and just goes away....I am here to tell you that ignoring it gives the predators power to continue. AND THAT IT CAN TOUCH YOUR FAMILY! Is that really what you want? Would that be worth not knowing the sortied details?

I am willing to expose myself to the ugly details involved in cases that effect my community in hopes of exposing it and shinning the light on it so that my children can continue to be children, untouched by a sexual predator. Isn't that our job as parents? Be informed! Be aware! Know what you are supporting!

If you are asked to write a letter of leniency on behalf, of Chris my only request is that prior to agreeing to do so that you read all court documents that are public record from the convenience of your own home. If you have questions the detective in charge of the case is usually willing to speak with concerned citizens.

Pierce County Court Records Link - Be sure to click criminal records

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Too Close To Home

I was horrified this morning to click on a link asking the public to come forward if they have had any interaction with Christopher M. Dupea of Lakewood, Washington, in connection with child porn. It couldn't be "the Christopher Dupea" that I knew of....but after checking a few facebook posts, it became crystal clear that indeed it was. 

Other than facebook, I haven't interacted with the Dupea family in years. Ironically, the parents have supported my blog efforts with words of encouragement and design suggestions. 

Daily, individuals are charged with sexual crimes. Occasionally, I highlight other stories about childhood sexual abuse. I feel especially compelled to post on this particular story because this person is in my community, is from a large church community, and someone I knew. 

Any way you slice it this is devastating and life altering for his victims. 

Devastating for the criminals family. How will the family respond? Over the years, were there warning signs? If so, were they addressed professionally? It's still sinking in but I am willing to believe it, call it what it is, look into the specific charges and follow the case. 


Daily News...it's gone viral

Man arrested after allegedly receiving child porn from child's mother


I desperately want to see this done right.
Who are we praying for? What are we praying for? Exposure? Least possible attention? Where are you getting your information? Would you encourage other victims to come forward? 

I have one request for all involved, PLEASE, I BEG YOU, DO NOT BURY YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND! Do not be easily deceived! 

Satan your kingdom must come down!