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The Sophie case: discussing a few people

As the hashtag “StandWithSophie” continues to go viral, it appears that it won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Though Sophie had been returned to her father, this was apparently only for a short duration of time. Sophie is reportedly being returned, yet again, to the very location to which she claims to have been abused. With this, I think it’s time to do a quick scoop on some of the involved, and a bonus tidbit, on those involved, or  simply married to somebody who is.

Judge Cynthia/Ray Whelis

As you may already know, Judge Cynthia Whelis is the presiding judge for the 417th District court, located in Collins county, Texas. The infamous judge, at this current time, works within the family court system, to which she hears juvenile and child welfare cases. Shecurrently holds memberships within the State Bar of Texas, the Collin County Bar Association and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Plano, TX. Given how she has handled the entire Sophie case, it is disturbing to know that she is board certified in juvenile law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Judge Whelis, recently attempted to perform a complete blackout on the Sophie case. Threatening the father with jail, it is alleged that she had hoped to prevent the case from going viral. It was around this time that she allegedly stated that 9yo, Sophie, had made false allegations regarding sexual abuse from her mother’s boyfriend, Jacob. We’ll get into Jacob shortly.

Judge Whelis, upon disregarding the allegations being made, had returned Sophie to the very location to which she was being abused. It is, at this point, there was a national outcry against the judge. At one point, there was a petition, which was on Change.org, to have her removed from her positon. However, this petition has since been removed. Though she continues to get unwanted attention, she still remains on the Sophie case, a choice that may result in further harm to the child.

 Ray Whelis, until recently, was also a judge. Though he once served in the Collins county courthouse, he would ultimately become a judge out of Dallas. The interesting thing that we discovered about him, was his involvement with a case, commonly associated with the hashtag “SaveJames.” According to a public records search, in 2007 this judged failed the certification exam in criminal trial law. in a 2009 application for a job as a state criminal-court district judge, heclaimed that he only failed because he was in the process of selling his home in previous months  and “took passing the exam for granted.” Regardless of this fact, he would be allowed to remain on the bench, although he still remains uncertified in criminal law.

Blake P. Mitchell (PhD)

Dr. Mitchell is responsible for conducting evaluations for the court. It is also worth noting that the Dr. is not only a psychologist, but also an attorney. Currently, he is operating his own practice, “Blake P. Mitchell & Associates.” As with most doctors, he has multiple reviews online. With an average rating of around 3/5, one such review reads as follows:

He is biased and I can not recommend him, as it could cause a harmful outcome to a patients overall mental health.

 Beyond conducting the evaluations on involved parties, it is currently unknown to what further extent he is involved with this case. We will try to update this if we are able to obtain such information.

The accused parties

There are two parties of primary concern within this case. Kelly, the mother, and Jacob, the boyfriend. According to Sophie’s allegations, Jacob is the man who has repeated abused her. The allegations continue with accusations that the mother not only encourages the abuse, but watches it. Since our last article, we have found that there are other things to be concerned about, in regards to Kelly.

In September, 2019, Kelly had made a frantic 9-1-1 call. During this call, she makes allegations of abuse from her boyfriend, Jacob. Bear in mind, this is before the sexual assault allegation was brought to light. Kelly had reportedly locked her children into a room, out of fear that Jacob would harm them. The only child who was not in this room, was an infant. Kelly mentions to the emergency operator that Jacob carrys a weapon on him. While this is generally not something we would mention, it is worth mentioning that Jacob is a convicted felon. This means, in order to have obtained said weapon, it is most likely that Kelly had bought it for him. Bear in mind, she would had known of his conviction. Within a few months of this event taking place, Sophie would make her allegations of sexual abuse. Given that the mother had made this frantic call, months prior but still remained with this man, she willfully placed her children in immediate danger. However, for the “great” and “honorable” judge, this held no merit in her choice to return these children to this home.

The nation continues to closely monitor this circus of a case. With the complete incompetence from the judge, to the lack of protection from the mother who should had done so, we can only hope that these children are finally united with the one man who has risked it all for them, their father. Though I am excited about writing the article, announcing their safe return, we are currently left with many unexpeted twists. It is abundantly clear that the father is fighting a bias judge, who’s actions clearly favor the mother. But it was these actions that has given him an entire virtual army, fighting a corrupt war for the safety and welfare of a child.

The Sophie Case

Over the years, I have come across some horrific CPS cases. None can even compare to the case that I’m writing about within this article. When looking into this case, it’s clear that there is a serious problem within the family court system. Sadly, for this 9yo child, there doesn’t appear to be any form of help from the very agency that was charged with protecting her from the very situation she is currently enduring. Before we dive into this, please be aware that this article may have some material that is graphic. If you are a sexual abuse victim, and are easily triggered, it is strongly advised to skip reading any further. Our goal in sharing this information is to try and get this girl some assistance, before it’s to late.

The Accusation

As with any sexual abuse case, there is always the accuser, the one who brings the abuse to light. In this instance, Sophie, a 9yo child, is the accuser. According to the child, she is constantly subjected to domestic violence, sexual grooming, and most recently molestation and rape. According to her, these are crimes being committed by her mother’s boyfriend, Jacob. However, the plot twist to all of this comes the other portion of her accusation: not only is the mother aware of abuses, she partakes in it, and has even encouraged it. While the accusations are being contested, it is very unlikely that this child is simply fabricated this. The evidence comes in how her story has not only remained consistant, but video evidence that clearly demonstrate how the girl reacts to going back to her primary residence. Simply put, this is not natural.

The results

Due to the incompetence of the family court judge, the grandmother, and Sophie’s own mother, the father began a campaign in attempt to rescue his daughter. While a GoFundMe has been started, in attempt to raise money for legal fees, the family court judge is accused of abusing her powers. In a diabolical twist, she is allegedly trying to prevent the father from having access to any donated funds. If you aren’t aware, this could be classified as a constitutional violation as she is impeding his ability to gather funds for legal representation, something to which he is entitled to. As all of this is going on, the father had done a livestream. Forced by the judge, who cited “mental trauma” to the child, the father was forced to remove the videos. However, there is a mirrored version which can be watched here.

Currently, although the allegations arose from a 9yo child, it appears that she is being ignored. Upon learning of the public outcry, the judge, who has shown herself to be incompetent, placed a gag order. In a recorded video of the court session, she makes a threat of arressting anybody who continues to share the information. With that thought in mind, our platform clearly was going to challenge that. But this threat leaves the question as to rather or not the judge can do this. Simply put, no. While the judge can place a gag order on the family, this judge is trying to put an order against anybody who speaks of the situation. This brings up a lot of jurisdictional problems. Meanwhile, the court system, and CPS, accuse the girl of lying. Sadly, this is an all to common occurance.

With no CPS, court, or even police assistance, there is much concern for the safety and life of this young child. Though there has been a court, relating to this very subject, the judge still found it to be in the “best” interest of the child if she remained with her mother. This entire case has shown not only incompence of this judge, but also the incompetence of the police and CPS workers involved. What’s even more appauling is the one man who is trying to rescue this girl, is also the man the court is threatning with jail. Perhaps, in this case, it is the judge, caseworkers, mother, and boyfriend who should obtain such a delightful concrete room.

Sinclair hires sex offender, denies alleged comments made by him

When taking your children to any store, you expect that location to be a safe place. The concept that a registered sex offender would have such easy access to your children is incomprehensable. For one family, this scenerio became a reality in a very disturbing form. Here’s what we’ve learned thus far.

An Oklahoma family was recently taking an outing to a local lake. On the way, they stopped at a Sinclair convience store, located at: 12606 S McLoud Rd, McLoud, OK 74851. With a parent present, two children, ages 12 and 13 went inside to get drinks and snacks. As per most customer service businesses, the cashier, identified as Michael Vaughn Hilborn, greeted the three individuals. From this point forward, things took a progressively disturbing turn.

For unknown reasons, Michael proceeded to state, “you look like you’re about to go dancing.” If it isn’t obvious, this is a joke that relates to exotic dancing. While the statement put the parent on alert, they initially brushed this off. After all, perhaps Michael just has a poor sense of humor. However, the situation doesn’t end with that “joke.” At this point, the three customers rushed to get their items, the two children had also gotten a pickle, a common food item found in these stores. The situation abruptly turns from creepy to outright disturbing.

As they proceed to purchase the items, Michael picks up the pickles and bags of hot cheetos and proceeds to ask, “who they were for.” Not seeing the unfolding situation, one of the girls replied by telling him, “ours.” It is, at this point, Michael takes the already disturbing situation to the next level. Michael proceeds to ask the girls, “can you get pregnant?” Before moving his hips in a very sexual manner. As he does this, he allegedly begins to say, “whoop, whoop.” The three ultimately left the store and contacted Mcloud police. So, who is Michael?

In the state of Oklahoma, Michael is a lifetime, tier 3, sex offender. Although we found no record of him within the DOC system, we were able to find his registry, which is photographed below. Initially, the police were hesitant about arresting him, as what he stated was in poor taste, but also faced the possibility of no charges as he had not blatently stated anything that was sexual. However, upon discovering his registry, the police did, in fact, take him into custody.

Meanwhile, Sinclair denies the entire event occurred. For those who know the inner operations of this company, this should not come as a surprise. Currently, Sinclair has been uncooperative with the current investigation. However, based on various comments, it appears that the company is protecting him. Multiple comments have mentioned that Michael was working at another Sinclair station, which was located next to a school. If you don’t know, registered sex offenders can’t live near a school, muchless work next door to one.

Only after community pressured Sinclair, was he relocated to the store where this latest event took place. Currently, he is being held at the Pottawatomie County jail, awaiting potential charges. Although Sinclair still adamently denies that event taking place, given their lack of cooperation with the police, it leads me to ask, “if it didn’t happen, why not cooperate?” From what we’ve learn, no safety measures are taken to prevent offenders from being employed. This is highly worrysome as children do frequent these stores. Perhaps, the company should start taking real measures in protecting their customers, especially minors. This sotuation, had a parent not been present, could had taken a much darker route.

A clip, showing Michael Vaughn Hilborn’s registry.

Predator Wars (gallery)

Following up on our previous gallery, we have found some more lovely scumbags of society. My messages are in the blue box. In these chats, I try to react in the way that a real 14yo girl would, given the situation. You will see the different methods used, some intended to make the predator uncomfortable.

Fami1_Nancy

The chat ended here

Tedd12

Chat abruptly ended

Speedracer

MarinOCV

Predator trying to gain control of an already failed chat.
Without breaking character, I used a tactic to terminate the conversation. This predator deleted his account, at this point.

The full list

This is a screenshot of every chat I had engaged in. Every one of these people, are using this chat site to prey on children.

My chat with a predator

I heard about a site, allegedly a safe haven for predators, via a Youtube video. I decided to make a guest account, posing as a 15yo girl. The following chat occured within a minute of me making this fake account. May this gallery serve as a warning to parents: you’re children are actively being preyed upon.

Meet the predator

Milwaukee medical professional mows down protestors

With national protests occuring on a daily basis, it’s not to farfetched that some rather interesting stories would arise. Today, in Milwaukee, we stumbled upon one of these stories. A cardiovascular physician assistant, identified as Emily Novicki, was accused of runing over several “peaceful protestors.” In her tweet, a woman going by “Alexis.” Says:

Today in Milwaukee! This woman hit 2 peaceful protestors, injuring them and came within 2 feet of hitting a child. This was as they peacefully marched. She drove into the crowd. Police were shown multiple videos & she was still let go. TWITTER LETS MAKE SURE SHE LOSES HER JOB. 🥳

However, the events, as explained by the BLM protestor, is not what actually took place. As I began searching through evidence, I found a slightly different story. I attempted to reach out to Emily only to find her Facebook had been deleted, more on that shortly. Based upon the evidence, which included a video, the alleged peaceful protestors had surrounded the young woman’s car. At this point they jad begun chanting, even tapping her car with a sign. It is alleged that this is when Emily ran through them. But was she in the right for doing so?

We have already seen, in recent weeks, what happens when protestors encircle a vehicle. Recently, a Fed-Ex driver was forced to flee in his semi as they attempted to vandalize his equipment; this is just one example, of course. It isn’t to hard to believe that this woman would had been in fear for, not only her safety, but her life.

Following this event, Emily had apparantly deleted her Facebook. From what I was able to obtain, one of the protestors began sharing her workplace information, and her social media account, on Twitter. In doing this, she opened the young medical professional to harassment, threats, and so fourth. It is presumed that this is what lead to her deleting the account.

A peaceful protest is exactly as it claims to be: peaceful. Blocking somebody from leaving the area is not a peaceful demonstration, that is an act of aggression. While I would never condone using a car for a weapon, I can understand how terrorizing a situation like this must be.

While a false narrative spreads around on Twitter, I choose to present my findings, without bias. The situation comes down to this: had the protestors not surrounded her car, hit it with a sign, in what can be viewed as a clear act of intimidation, nobody would had been injured. The false narrative, placing complete blame on the woman, who appears to had been a victim, is absolutely ridiculous.

Protest safetly, protest smartfully.

The Maya chat (Gallery)

The controversial images have been omitted, only leaving a notation for their location. Below, is the entire chat, up to the point Maya sent the third image. You will notice my lack of response, though I was reading these messages as she sent them. This gallery is to prove, once and for all, that Maya herself ilhas sent the very images she tried to file a CP report on.

Maya sends alleged CP image.
After calling me disgusting, as if I had requested the images, she resends the initial image. Note that I had not responded to any of her DM’s.
Because Maya had to be the one who released the initial document, she would be incorrect. She was not doxxed as she made it public the moment she sent it online.
Not going to lie, I actually began tuning her out at this point. I had work to do and her constant bombardment of messages was getting old.
Again, without me asking, or even responding to her, she sends me image number 3. She then refers to my article as Bullshit, while making herself appear to be mentally unstable.

As I have stated, Maya sent my platform three images that she herself alleged to be CP. This means that she most likely filed a false report against the 16yo who she also alleges doxxed her when he released one of the images.

Article II: more criminal activities revealed

Update after the editor’s notation.

Recently, I wrote an article regarding the girlfriend of the well known Youtuber, Repzion. In the short time, since its release, more details have arisen. This article is going to dive into the details, not mentioned previously. Though I may get hate for this article, the truth is the truth and it will be told.

Doxxing revisited

In the previous article, we discussed the doxxing of a 16yo minor. Though this is a very serious ordeal, the doxxing wasn’t the end. Since the time of the initial dox, we have been able to make contact with this young man. He, alongside multiple sources, have confirmed the brutal torment endured as a result of the information leak. The police being repeatedly called, false pizza orders to his home, and even death threats are just some of the things these “grown” adults have put this child through. It gets worst: he isn’t the only one to have been doxxed.

Another alleged victim, who we will identify as Jane, was also a victim. The reason for her dox? She was accused of releasing photographs of “Repzion’s” deceased grandfather. Though I have not been able to locate this young woman, I did find a conversation to which swatting her was discussed. I will include the image below.

The most disturbing image I came across, confirmed our victim, Jane, had been doxxed. In the post, Repzion is tagged. The question simply asks rather or not it’s her address. We have included a blurred version of this photograph. Upon asking the question, the poster goes onto thank Maya for the victim’s full name.

A tweet, which not only contains doxxed information, but also implicates Maya’s involvement.

So what is “swatting?” Swatting is the act of making a false police report, generally of a violent nature. The intent is to get the police to initiate their SWAT unit. Once this happens, the unit will force entry into the victims’ home, only to find the call to be bogus. Meanwhile, the victim is left emotionally distraught, and cases of PTSD have been reported from this act. With this, I find it disturbing that Maya is apparantly encouraging the act by stating, “I don’t give a fuck if you swat her, you might end up being my friend.” She then goes onto encourage harassment, stalking, and bullying. If you haven’t guessed yet, all of this is illegal.

In another photo, which is shown below, Maya is shown to have released her victims’ work location. In her post, she encourages people to “go crazy.” The phrase, “go crazy,” is extremely vague. However, the intention behind the post is not. At this point, it’s clear to me that this woman is a threat to anybody who crosses her path in the wrong way.

In a tweet, Maya is seen encouraging her followers to ruin a young woman’s life. All of this over a photograph?

While doxxing in itself is not illegal, it can become so based upon intent. In this situation, we have a woman who is encouraging people to harass, stalk, bully, and even attempt to get her victim fired from her place of employment. All of this together goes beyond a simple doxxing case. This now falls into the realm of stalking. Bear in mind, a 16yo minor is going through this very situation as we speak.

Camgirl and rape

Maya has made claims that she was within the age range of 14-17yo when she took a now infamous image. During my further investigation into this, I had found several claims stating that she was a “camgirl” during this time. Doing what any journalist would do, I ask this simple question: why has she not been charged for the distribution and production of child pornography? In the past, we have seen cases to which minors were charged under these very conditions. I had also discovered a contradiction, while investigating this.

I discovered that there was a contradiction in regards to Maya’s age. It seemed as though her age changed depending on the post. For instance, we have the 14-17yo claim. However, I also found a claim to which she states that she was 15yo. Meanwhile, Repzion claims her to have been 16yo. Why is that? Though I have no answers, I do have my theories. However, for now, I will leave you to your own conclusions.

One of the more disturbing statements I found, was that to which discussed rape. In her statement, Maya says, in regards of Jane, “she can get raped and thrown thrown into a ditch and we can post her photo all over the internet to see vile cunt.” I don’t even have to explain why this is disturbing. I can, however state this: if this victim were to get raped, hand an image were to be posted, Maya would have a lot of legal problems befor her. To begin with, she would would automatically be considered a person of interest. In this instance, she maybe considered a suspect due to her statement.

This situation is not one to be taken lightly. It shows that Maya is not above breaking the law, destroying lives, and being exceptionally vicious in doing so. While I have collected a wide variety of evidence, I remain curious about the information we don’t yet know. In the past few days I have seen hate speech, doxxing, stalking behaviors, and the list just seems to grow. If a 16yo child isn’t safe from this woman’s vindictive behavior, I can’t see any possible way that anybody else would be. While I do not know, nor ever spoken to Maya, I believe I have a fairly solid idea as to who she is.

Editor’s Notation

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Update

As it turns out, Maya was not a minor when she posted certain images, the same images they allege a 16yo boy had posted. When asked about it, Repzion refers to it as an “error in math.” What this means is he, alongside his girlfriend, knowingly filed a false police report against a child. Regardless of the fact he refrences it to revenge porn, that is not what they told contacted the police about. As he himself publically tweeted, they called the police in regards to the distribution of child pornography. Photos below.

The online circus

This was an investigation that, due to lack of a better phrase, found us. Prior to a couple of days ago, I was oblivious to a circumstance revolving around the Youtuber, “Repzion” and his girlfriend. However, that changed when his girlfriend, Maya, messaged my team. Due to the messages, I began probing into her.

I found a claim regarding a doxxing event, and from there, I nose-dived into the rabbit hole. Sadly for me, I had no idea as to what I was about to find. Because of the complex nature of this situation, I am forced to narrow down the scope. For this article, I am only looking at the potentially illegal activity, alongside posting the evidence. There is one exception to this: a photograph that is claimed to be revenge/chil porn. For obvious reasons, we cannot post that image, even blurred. Now, before we dive into this, I will not be using her name. This isn’t for legal reasons, this is a to vile to be formally addressed reason. Let’s dive in.

Hate Speech

While looking into the dox claim I discovered this little gem; this would prove to not be the only incident of hate speech. During a conversation, this “princess” makes it clear that white people are the “superior” race. In another image I obtained, she speaks of traveling to South Korea and obtaining a nuke with the intention of bombing Isreal. Granted, while it may had been a joke, it is also identified as planning a terroristic attack, a felony no person wants. As if potentially plotting a terroristic act wasn’t enough, I had also stumbled upon this image (picture below.)

Though the situation remains unknown, one thing remains clear: there is never an excuse or justification for attacking any person based upon their skin color. But, sadly for me, this rabbit hole wasn’t over yet.

The attack of a child

A 16yo boy had allegedly released some controversial images regarding this woman. Through this act, the police were called, as she claims to have been a minor at the time, the photos were taken. This situation brought forth some questions. For instance, how did this child obtain these images in the first place? As it turns out, she allegedly released them herself.

Here’s where it becomes legal for this woman. Her and her boyfriend called the police on a minor child for releasing these images. Though that is legally a distribution of child porn situation, she was the one who allegedly took the photographs prior to their release. Though it’s never good when images of this nature get out, this is a situation where both her, and this 16yo child, could have been met with some very nasty consequences.

In a conversation, of which we cannot present the image, this wonderful person was involved in a conversation to which a nude image was released. So far, I have seen multiple postings that discuss this being a revenge porn situation, which is also a criminal offense.

Going back to the 16yo child, it appears that the situation for him has degraded, resulting from his action. The thing to remember is the fact he is a child, thinks like a child, and acts like a child. What several adults, and I use that term loosely, have done is nothing short of disgusting.

So far, I have seen doxxing claims, harassment, potential slandering, and outright bullying from these wonderful adults. Let that sink in: adults are terrorizing a child over an impulsive childish act. For me, this was my deciding factor on writing this article. Regardless of what this child has done, bringing fourth a public, and virtual, onslaught against him is absolutely vile. While the woman, to which this article is about, may not be involved with every aspect of this, there are tweets of her fighting with this kid, which could have initiated the targeting.

Message that was sent to a 16yo child from an unknown individual. The threat here, beyond the dox, is an act called “swatting.” This is when you make a false police report, initiating a swat team response. This has not only gotten people killed, it is a felony.

Doxxing

By this point, it should be apparant that doxxing is the “go to” crime for online bullies. In an image, posted below, this young woman is clearly observed promoting the activity, so long as it’s against specific people. Regardless of who the people are, she is still promoting a criminal act.

As if the doxxing of a child weren’t enough, it seems that it’s okay to simply dox anybody they don’t like. There’s just one problem to this. Doxxing can be classified as a form of stalking, not to mention the prison sentence. If you have a good prosecutor, they can stack the cards against you, giving you a hefty sentence. In other words, don’t do it.

This is a very complicated case. While there are many other angles I could tackle, it’s just not possible to do so with one article. What started out as a hostile message toward my team, has taken me down a very interesting rabbit hole of criminal activities. From revenge porn, hate speech, and the bullying of a child, I am glad that this got my attention.

Dahvie Vanity: the abuse discussed

Recently, it seems that there are many things coming out regarding internet celebrities. However, lead singer for the band, ‘Blood on the dancefloor,’ Dahvie Vanity has had accusations floating around him for years. Though the abuse and rapes are coming to light now, this isn’t the first time it’s been highlighted.

Vanity began his career as an internet sensation. In the days of Myspace, his music quickly appealed to the youth, which placed him into the perfect position for exploitation. For many of his fans, he was an idol. However, not every girl kept that aspect of innocence. Vanity, according to many, made a point of targeting young girls who were already vulnerable. Some came from broken homes, others were emotionally vulnerable, all of these children were made victims by this predator.

The singers’ victims include Dianna Farrell (2007,) and the infamous Jessi Slaughter (2010.) However, there are dozens of other young women who have come forward regarding his sexual abuse. The most disturbing aspect, to all of this, is the fact Dahvie has yet to be held accountable. Although he has had encounters with law enforcement, he seems to only get a “slap on the wrist,” in one instance, a mere warning. How is this possible?

While there are two alleged investigations pending, one has to question the police, who allowed this man to walk free. In the past, Vanity had a method for silencing his victims. Writing songs about some victims, bullying them, or even sending his die-hard fans to torment them, it ensured their silence. After the rape of ‘Jessi Slaughter,’ those of us around at the time, witnessed the horrific bullying she endured. This including doxxing, death threats, phone calls, and so fourth. At the age of 12, she made an apology video, potentially under duress from Vanity and his fans. In this video, she apologizes for accusing him of rape; it was at that moment, he had won her silence.

His abuse, once exposed initially, had cost him tours, band members quitting, even friendships. Ironically, however, it didn’t appear to affect his following much. In recent times, he has made a “new” start on Facebook. His Blood on the dancefloor page remains highly active with frequent postings. This presents a problem. First, let’s talk about Facebook’s TOS.

According to the terms of service a convicted sex offender cannot have an account. This means, that should he ever face justice, Facebook would be required to disable his accounts. Because he’s not convicted, the said problem arises, one that could had been avoided if law enforcement had done their job. With over one million followers, Dahvie Vanity, currently, has access to countless teens. Through this, there are thousands of potential new victims. While Chris Hansen has taken on his investigation, it may do little in swaying Vanity’s followers. Given past ordeals involving those who expose Vanity, it may only serve to enrage them into defending their fallen idol.