Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Three Girls Missing for 10 Years were finally Found and Alive

Three Girls Missing for 10 Years were finally Found and Alive

Missing Girls Found Alive After 10 Years
Amanda Marie Berry (left) and Georgina Lynn Dejesus

The woman's voice was frantic and breathless, and she was choking back tears. "Help me. I'm Amanda Berry," she told a 911 dispatcher. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now." 

Those words led police to a house near downtown Cleveland where Berry and two other women who vanished a decade ago were found Monday, elating family members and friends who had longed to see them again. 

A 6-year-old also was found in the home. At a Tuesday morning press conference, authorities said that the child was Amanda Berry's. 
This child must have had needs to go to the doctor at some point. How did the police or the authorities miss this opportunity to find these girls?

Neighbor Juan Perez told NBC's Today show that he hardly ever saw Castro at the house. He thought the home was vacant and that probably Castro had another property. He figured Castro would just come and check and see if everything is okay. 
Another neighbor Ramsey said: he'd barbecued with the home's owner and never suspected anything was amiss. "There was nothing exciting about him – well, until today," he said. 

The Rescue Begins
The women's escape and rescue began with a frenzied cry for help. 

Hear the 911 call:

A neighbor, Charles Ramsey, told WEWS-TV he heard screaming Monday and saw Berry, whom he didn't recognize, at a door that would open only enough to fit a hand through. He said she was trying desperately to get outside and pleaded for help to reach police. 

"I heard screaming," he said. "I'm eating my McDonald's. I come outside. I see this girl going nuts trying to get out of a house." 

Neighbor Anna Tejeda was sitting on her porch with friends when they heard someone across the street kicking a door and yelling. 

Tejeda, 50, said one of her friends went over and told Berry how to kick the screen out of the bottom of the door, which allowed her to get out. 

Speaking Spanish, which was translated by one of her friends, Tejeda said Berry was nervous and crying. She was dressed in pajamas and old sandals. 

At first Tejeda said she didn't want to believe who the young woman was. "You're not Amanda Berry," she insisted. "Amanda Berry is dead." 

But when Berry told her she'd been kidnapped and held captive, Tejeda said she gave her the telephone to call police, who arrived within minutes and then took the other women from the house. 

On a recorded 911 call Monday, Berry declared, "I'm Amanda Berry. I've been on the news for the last 10 years." 

She said she had been taken by someone and begged for police officers to come to the home on Cleveland's west side before the man returned. 

"I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for 10 years," she told the dispatcher. "And I'm here. I'm free now." 

Vanished Only a Few Miles Away

Berry disappeared at age 16 on April 21, 2003, when she called her sister to say she was getting a ride home from her job at a Burger King. About a year later, DeJesus vanished at age 14 on her way home from school. Police said Knight disappeared in 2002 and is 32 now. 

Berry is now 27, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Authorities didn't provide a current age DeJesus. They were found just a few miles from where they had vanished. 

Police said one of the brothers who was arrested, a 52-year-old, lived at the home, and the others, ages 50 and 54, lived elsewhere. 

Julio Castro, who runs a grocery store half a block from where the women were found, said the homeowner arrested is his nephew, Ariel Castro. 

Berry also identified Ariel Castro by name in her 911 call. 

Attempts to reach Ariel Castro in jail were unsuccessful Monday. Messages to the sheriff's office and a jail spokesman went unanswered, and there was no public phone listing for the home, which was being searched by dozens of police officers and sheriff's deputies. 

The uncle said Ariel Castro had worked as a school bus driver. The Cleveland school district confirmed he was a former employee but wouldn't release details. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hello friends,

I  Will be speaking at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on  June 15th, 2013

Women's PowerStrategy Conference

Speakers 2013

 Women's Power Strategy Conference 2013
  • Monique Lessan

    WPSC2013 speaker Lessan Monique
    Monique Lessan, M.F.S. is the owner of Eye Investigate, an international private investigation firm. She is a multi-lingual licensed private investigator with over fifteen years of experience conducting worldwide investigations to recover missing and abducted children and runaways. She is also a radio host on Revolution Radio and her show is called Private Eye/Xfiles.Monique has been called in on hundreds of missing children and adult cases, sex and human trafficking investigations, undercover operations and criminal investigations and has been featured on many television news and talk shows. Monique is an activist in the fight against human trafficking and an expert in child abduction recoveries. She has recovered missing children from San Diego, Singapore, Mexico, England, Saipan and Nicaragua. In 2009 Monique founded Teens Against Human Trafficking to help Fight Against Child Exploitation. Her Website is: and .net


Monique Lessan, M.F.S
Private Investigator/ Owner
Eye Investigate
License number: PI 16007 

Cell: (858) 568-4972
Office: (707) 395-0215
Web site:

Monday, April 1, 2013

The following Official Record of William N Brockbrader is being redistributed by and is protected by constitutional, publishing, and other legal rights. This Official Record was collected from a Law Enforcement agency on 8/09/2012. Address herein provided within Official Records, visualization provided by Google Maps. Home » US Counties » Idaho » Boise County, ID » William N Brockbrader » Official Records Not the William N Brockbrader you were looking for? Click here to search for other William N Brockbrader Unpublish William N Brockbrader ID: 20368315 Birth date: 10/22/1972 Birth Place: UT Race: WHITE Gender: MALE Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m) Weight: 150 lb (68 kg) Eye Color: GREEN Hair Color: BROWN City: GARDEN VALLEY County: BOISE Zip: 83622 Primary Address: 15 BEVAN W GARDEN VALLEY, ID 83622 BOISE COUNTY Aliases: BROCKBRADER, BILL BROCKBRADER, WILLAIM NEWGY BROCKBRADER, WILLIAM N BROCKBRADER, WILLIAM NEAL BROCKBRADER, WILLIAM NEWEL III BROCKBRADER, WILLIAM NEWELL BROCKRADER, WILLAIM NEWGY WOOD, BILL Registration #: SX24905 Last Photo Date: 20120628 Last Registered Date: 20120628 Last Process: NEW Last Process Update Date: 20120705 Last Verification Date: N/A Registration Status: COMPLIANT Offense Information: Offense Description Date Place of Conviction  18-1508 UCMJ 120B COMMIT CARNAL KNOW W CHILD U 16 APRIL 21, 1998  NAVY US  18-1508 UCMJ 125 SODOMY W CHILD U 16 YEARS APRIL 21, 1998  NAVY US  18-1506 UCMJ 120J COMMIT INDECENT ACT ON A CHILD U 16 YRS APRIL 21, 1998  NAVY US Statute Description: Offense Code Title Description 18-1508 Lewd conduct with minor child under sixteen. 18-1506 Sexual abuse of a child under the age of sixteen years.

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William N Brockbrader ID20368315
Birth date10/22/1972
Birth PlaceUT
Height6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
Weight150 lb (68 kg)
Eye ColorGREEN
Hair ColorBROWN
Registration #SX24905
Last Photo Date20120628
Last Registered Date20120628
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Last Process Update Date20120705
Last Verification DateN/A
Registration StatusCOMPLIANT
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18-1508Lewd conduct with minor child under sixteen.
18-1506Sexual abuse of a child under the age of sixteen years.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Anti Human Trafficking Laws finally in effect

65,000 children were lured into the sex trade in California between 2009 and 2010, yet only 13 people were ever sent to prison human traffic during that time. 

On Monday September 24th. 2012 Governor Jerry Brown has  signed legislation to help prevent sex trafficking crimes involving minors in California.

This bill gives prosecutors new tools to help ensure that criminals who are convicted of sex trafficking crimes are denied access to the resources, equipment, and cash flow that would allow them to operate and commit future crimes.

“With this new law, California prosecutors and law enforcement officials will be able to seize assets of human traffickers, cripple their operations and aid victims,” said Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. “Human trafficking is big business in California. It is a high profit criminal industry that is expanding rapidly across the globe, including here in California.”  The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2013.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Interview: Monique Lessan Her life and her fight against Human Trafficking

Currently over 160 countries the world over are affected by human trafficking. The United States is both a source country and a receiving country. There are still open sex slavery cases in every single state. Additionally, close to 2,000 children go missing in the United States on a daily basis. Monique Lessan, a private investigator out of Northern California, has made it her mission to put an end to both of these looming problems.
Monique was born to a strong and courageous woman in Tehran, Iran. Her mother, at 16, became one of Tehran’s first police women. She served for over 25 years and was honored by being made a captain. Monique later moved to France and then  the United States. At 24, Monique has the misfortune of being kidnapped herself. Luckily for children all over, she escaped and in 1993 she became a licensed P.I.
While Ms. Lessan has worked on many cases throughout her career—from background checks to gathering evidence of adultery—her focus turned to child recovery in 1996. Since then she has been around the world working to return children to the safety of their families. Now Lessan is taking things one step further. “My focus became locating missing children because I was kidnapped I’ve learned many  hard lessons and now I want to pass them on to the younger people. Make them aware of their surroundings.” she says.
Monique started a program—recently approved as a non-profit—called Teens Against Human Trafficking. She began by working with a group of students at Healdsburg High School, educating them about the facts of human trafficking and discussing the dangers and how to prevent it. The students then made 3 videos about human trafficking and presented them to over 300 of their peers. You can view their videos here:
Monique also was able to get the group of students air time on a local radio station. She was extremely proud and impressed at the knowledge they had accrued. “I got them on the radio and they were talking about sex trafficking as if they were experts.” Monique has since gotten to see her educational efforts take effect. “They had never thought of those ways of avoiding and deterring sex trafficking until this project. Now they know. They tell their friends,  Don’t get into that car.’ Or, ‘ when you go hiking, pay attention to your surroundings and don’t get lost on your iPod because you don’t know who’s behind you.’ … Now they know to pass on the information.” Working with kids and watching them spread the massages they have learned has been her most memorable experience.
Now that her organization has been granted non-profit status, Monique Lessan hopes to see it grow in the future. She recognizes what a huge role the media plays in our everyday lives and wants to use it to further her message. “I want to use the media to take on a bigger scale and level, if at all possible, because that’s the only way. That’s why I’m writing books about the subject and speak in high schools to the students to bring awareness to them ”
And Monique has not forgotten about all of the children that go missing every day. A big goal for Ms. Lessan is to produce a show in the vein of America’s Most Wanted. She and her teams of investigators recover lost children live and also take donations from supporters to be used to rescue missing children at no cost to their families. When costs for retrieving a missing child are $30,000 minimum, this would be an enormous help to families everywhere.
When talking with teens, Monique stresses the little things that can keep you safe such as never accepting a drink from an open container and never getting into a car with someone unless you have known them  well for years. One of her most important pieces of advice is, “Never be a victim. Whatever you do, always just protect yourself. Know your options. Knowledge is the truth and truth is knowledge. So if you know your options and you know what’s going on, you will never become a victim. And never have a victim mentality.”

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Monique's True rescue stories of Missing Children

An American Child Betrayed in Thailand 

Monique travels to Bangkok, Thailand to recover a little girl who was kidnapped by her mother and deliver her safely to her father in the United States. The mother had kidnapped her during a visitation and brought her to her home country, where she intended to sell her daughter to traffickers for drug money. Monique worked with a local PI to conduct surveillance on the mother’s parent’s house hoping it would lead to the girl. The child was being held by human traffickers, but once Monique located her, a successful plan was hatched to grab the child and return her to her father.

Friday, April 27, 2012

My True Stories of Missing Children rescues

The Girl Without a Soul
Monique handles one of the toughest cases of her career: the sexual abuse of a five-year-old-girl at the hands of her father and his friend. The girl’s mother, a drug addict, provided no protection. As the mother talks casually about the incident Monique reflects back to her own abuse. Monique fought in courts against the parents, went head-to-head against a disinterested court system and social service agencies and eventually prevailed. Over the years she kept in touch with the foster family that eventually took the child in and helped them legally adopt her.