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NPR series exposes massive sexual assaults of the disabled

Emergency measures must be taken to protect our most vulnerable citizen with disabilities from being sexually assaulted and raped in mental health facilities and group homes. Cameras and immediate 911 reporting are basic critically needed reforms.

Surveillance cameras and immediate 911 reporting are vital steps to dramatically reduce the epidemic of rapes of vulnerable women & children with disabilities

We must do what is needed to stop these horrific sex crimes and ensure immediate 911 medical and police services for our most vulnerable, the discrimination and unequal treatment must end now.”
— Michael Carey - Advocate for people with disabilities and their families

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 24, 2018 / -- NPR has just released a scathing investigative reporting series called “Abuse and Betrayed” exposing massive sexual assaults and rapes of people with disabilities. According to NPR, who obtained information from the U.S. Department of Justice, people with disabilities are sexually assaulted seven or more times the rate of anyone else.

Abused and Betrayed

Also, this scathing New York Times piece came out regarding similar atrocities occurring in Australia. We have institutional sexual assaults and rapes and almost all are being covered-up internally. Emergency measures can and must be taken now to stop and prevent these sex crimes and this scourge in society.

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Here are some powerful statements from this extremely damning news story. “It is not a case of a few rotten apples,” the report said. “Society’s major institutions have seriously failed. In many cases those failings have been exacerbated by a manifestly inadequate response to the abused person. The problems have been so widespread, and the nature of the abuse so heinous, that it is difficult to comprehend.”

From the first NPR exposé titled, “The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About” a very dangerous New York State caregiver and pedophile that the Jonathan Carey Foundation has been speaking about for many months is again brought to light. In a nutshell, this man was sexually assaulting and filming at least one disabled boy that he was supposed to be taking care of in a New York State operated group home.

The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About

Thankfully, Stephen DeProspero was caught in a federal porn sting and convicted and he will be in jail for a very long time. Listen to what this pedophile said in his own words, which must be heard loud and clear by everyone;

"The lack of supervision there made it easy to do what I did," DeProspero said in a handwritten affidavit obtained by The Associated Press. "I could have stayed in that house for years and abused him every day without anybody even noticing at all. It was a predator's dream."

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This extremely disturbing statement made by this pedophile speaks volumes of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s mental health care system in New York State. The sad fact is that in 2011 the New York Times did a massive investigative reporting series called “Abused and Used”, which Michael Carey convinced the Times to do, which should have catapulted numerous vital reforms to protect the disabled from these heinous sex crimes. Governor Cuomo, instead, went the exact opposite direction and chose to continue protect the institutional cover-ups, jeopardizing the safety and lives of 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities. The rampant abuse and neglect has only gotten worse because most sexual predators and abusers know they can practically do anything, with anyone, and get away with it.

Governor Cuomo took no emergency actions to immediately protect people with disabilities from being sexually assaulted or raped. Governor Cuomo failed to ensure that all sexual predators that rape our most vulnerable are held accountable following the award winning New York Times “Abused and Used” investigative reporting series that became a runner up for a Pulitzer Prize.

The New York Times Editorial Board two and a half years later blasted Governor Cuomo for refusing to ensure the most basic actions were taken to protect the disabled from sexual assaults, rapes and all types of abuse or premature death. The New York Times Editorial is titled, “Protecting the Most Vulnerable”.

Here are a couple of extremely damning quotes from this Editorial;

“Two-and-a-half years ago, The Times reported horrifying abuse of people with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses by state employees, who were rarely punished for it. Gov. Andrew Cuomo promised action. But too little appears to have changed.”

“There is much the governor could do. He could require surveillance cameras in these facilities, just as prisons have them. He could make sure that the police get more involved.”

“This incredibly important NPR investigative reporting series must lead to major national reforms. The wide-scale discrimination against our most vulnerable citizen with disabilities must be stopped now. To not try to stop these sex crimes from occurring and to deny this specific group of people with disabilities immediate 911 emergency first responder services and to deny them “equal protections of laws” is discrimination in civil rights. Other significant actions must include the installation of cameras in all facilities, group homes and transport vehicles, to dramatically reduce and prevent most of these sex crimes and rapes committed against vulnerable women and children. Sexual predators, pedophiles and rapists cannot continue to be protected and shielded from criminal prosecution. People with disabilities are currently without question being treated as lower class citizens, which cannot continue, we must protect our most vulnerable from being victimized and ensure those that harm them are swiftly arrested and prosecuted” – Michael Carey

Please also read this incredibly powerful NPR piece and listen to the audio as well further exposing this horrific and shameful epidemic.

NPR Investigation Finds Hidden Epidemic of Sexual Assault

No longer can 911 call systems, local police and local courts be bypassed and these sex crimes covered-up. 911 call systems must be immediately called by all mandated reporters regarding all sexual assaults and rapes, as well as obviously all other assault crimes, medical emergencies and deaths.

Currently, in New York State, by the directive of Governor Andrew Cuomo, almost all reported sexual assaults and rapes of people with disabilities are internally reported to another one of his agencies and disappear; they are covered-up. These gross injustices must be stopped and all sexual predators, pedophiles and rapists taking advantage of our most vulnerable must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and finally placed on an international sex abuse registry that easily can be created. These are discrimination and civil rights matters similar to what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought against. People with disabilities are equally valuable members in society and can no longer be treated as lower class citizens, unworthy of being protected from sexual assaults and rape or treated as unworthy of immediate 911 emergency assistance and services.

Please do what God puts in your heart to do to help stop these atrocities and please donate to support this vital Civil Rights Movement. Thank you.

If you have any tips or knowledge of sexual assaults, rapes, deaths or cover-ups please call the Jonathan Carey Foundation sexual abuse & death tip hotline @ (518) 475-7500

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
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The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers

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