Too young for marriage or sex

Sherry Johnson, age 11, found herself pregnant after rapes by a minister and a 20-year-old member of her church. “I guess you’re just going to get married,” Johnson’s mother told her. In Florida, it is legal for an 11-year-old to get married as long as a parent and/or judge approves.  In fact, an eight year […]

When children are targets of predators

Former Bedford police officer Brian Alexander, 54, is in jail without bond, facing six charges of possession of child pornography. Two Virginia Tech students, both teenagers, sit in Montgomery County Regional jail without bond for the death of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg.  Investigators say 18-year-old David Edmond Eisenhauer,, an engineering student at Tech and […]

Monsters who prey on children

Circuit Judge Brett Geisler sent 27-year-old Joshua Lantz Cromer to prison for 64 years, five months this week for raping a seven-year-old girl. Cromer’s excuse for his brutal attack on a young, innocent child? He thought the girls’ father had slept with his girlfriend. He reportedly bragged to the father: “You screwed my girlfriend while […]

Sexual predators and monsters

Josh Cromer, a 27-year-old Floyd bully, admitted in Circuit Court Tuesday he brutally assaulted and raped a pre-teen-aged girl earlier this year. His reason? Revenge against the girls’ father, whom he accused of sleeping with his girlfriend while he was serving time for a third driving while intoxicated offense. Cromer entered guilty pleas to charges […]