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PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release Contact Kathleen Russell: (415) 717-2221Thursday, August 23, 2012kr@centerforjudicialexcellence.org 
TEEN USES FACEBOOK TO CONVINCE DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO PROSECUTEBrave Sixteen Year-old Encourages Citizens to Report Sexual Abuse to Monterey County D.A.Monterey, CA
Damon, a boy in hiding from his abuser, is using revolutionary new methods in hisquest to protect himself and other children. He has recorded an Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA)along with a video and posted them on Safe Kids International
s
Facebook page.Former FBI director, Louis Freeh, when describing the
Penn State cover up, said, “
 I want to remind everyone here, and those watching this press conference, of the need to report child sexual abuse to theauthorities
.” Damon is using Facebook 
as a forum to get the public to report his abuse to D.A. DeanFlippo of Monterey County, CA, where the abuse first occurred. Damon asserts that the San Diegodistrict attorney and three family court judges have failed to do a proper investigation or protect him.Born out of the Drew and Stacey Peterson case (currently at trial), the EAA was created by violence
expert, Susan Murphy Milano, to insure that the victim’s
accounts of previous violence would not
disappear if s/he did. It combines videotaping of the victim’s actual words attesting to the abuse, coupled
with creative witnessed and notarized legal documents that successfully satisfy legal hurdles often facedin these cases.Damon contends other abused children should also use the EAA, which is now available as an iPad app.Damon says his father, who sexually abused him for years, has tried to send him to a lock-down facilityto be coerced into recanting. Damon says he wants his EAA to be used in case he is sent to a lock-downfacility, disappears, or is murdered.Barry Nolan of the Boston Daily wrote an article,
”,
using
Damon’s case
as an example of how sexual abuse reports are not taken seriously or investigated properly. One of ther
ecurring themes of the victims’ testimony was “Who would believe a kid?”
Nolan says,
 
 If enough of them come forward and enough of us start to listen, maybe one day one day when the question is asked 
 — 
 
who would believe a kid?
 
 — 
the answer will be different.
 Damon is hoping the answer will bedifferent for him.Damon hopes that in this post-Sandusky era the public can motivate D.A. Flippo to order a thoroughinvestigation, charge his father with the crime of sexual abuse, and issue a protective order so that hewill be able to come out of hiding.District Attorney Dean Flippo: Office: (831) 755-5070Email: flippodd@co.monterey.ca.us  Richard Ducote, consulting attorney: Office:
 
(412) 687-2020Email:info@ducotelaw.com 
Damon’s video
s to the public
 
and EAA:Safe Kids International Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (written):http://scr.bi/P1Qv09 

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