Former Foster Parent Criminally Charged for Child Sex Abuse – Again
by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
More horrible news this week highlighting the fact that the U.S. Foster Care system is America’s #1 pipeline for child sex trafficking.
From WCVB5 in Boston:
After 5 Investigates uncovered years of physical, mental and sexual abuse in a state licensed foster home, the state launched a review and the Worcester County district attorney opened an investigation in a case that has been hidden for decades.
Ray Blouin tried to duck 5 Investigates’ questions last summer by claiming he did not remember sexually assaulting two young foster girls in his Oxford home in the early 2000s.
“I have no idea what you’re talking about,” Blouin said, despite the fact that he was charged and convicted in the past for the sexual assaults.
Blouin, a former foster father, is already a registered sex offender — after pleading guilty to those crimes.
Now, 5 Investigates has discovered new allegations of more abuse.
In the latest case, John Williams told investigators that when he was a young foster child, he was neglected by his foster parents — forced to sit naked with another foster child — and was fondled by Blouin, who put his hands in his underwear and touched him on multiple occasions.
“I would consider everything that every child went through at the Blouin home was considered some type of sexual abuse,” Williams said.
Williams and his younger brother, Nathan, told 5 Investigates they were beaten, put in dog cages for hours and tortured by Blouin’s wife, who is a registered nurse, and her boyfriend, who moved into the home after her husband’s conviction in the earlier cases. (Full Story.)
In Providence, Rhode Island, a man was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of probation for repeatedly recording himself raping an unconscious child.
The news does not mention a connection with foster care, but since the man was caught with one of the largest collections of child pornography ever seized by law enforcement in Rhode Island, which consisted of more than 36,000 images and 960 videos, it is almost impossible that he would have been able to do this without access to children in foster care.
From WPRI12 in Providence:
A man who prosecutors say repeatedly recorded himself raping an unconscious child was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of probation.
Jordan Monroe, 54, has been in federal custody since Rhode Island State Police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security conducted a search of his Warwick home on May 12, 2016.
Investigators found “one of the largest collections of child pornography ever seized by law enforcement in Rhode Island,” according to the office of U.S. Attorney Aaron Weisman, which consisted of more than 36,000 images and 960 videos.
Weisman’s office said the videos included at least 19 incidents of child rape taking place over a span of approximately three years.
In addition, Monroe had in his possession a manifesto titled “How to Practice Child Love,” created to teach pedophiles how to find, isolate, molest, and rape children and not get caught, according to Weisman’s office.