Author Archive: alex

“…a ‘special treatment’ kind of thing”

Pastor Everett Mitchell of Steubenville, Ohio was indicted and charged with 6 felony sex crimes and one misdemeanor. He was arraigned on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to sexual battery (2 felony counts); attempted sexual battery (2 felony counts); unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (1 felony count); one felony count of attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor; and sexual imposition, (misdemeanor. ) The Herald Star reported on and inquired about why Mitchell was released on his own recognizance. They questioned why the other gentleman who was arraigned the same day had a bond amount of $250,000. The disparity between the cases wasn’t lost on Hanlin, who said there was no preferential treatment for the pastor. She said Mitchell…
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Where Are They Now?

FINALLY! Everyone was able to see the documentary Roll Red Roll on POV/PBS last night and since then I’ve had a lot of people asking where are they now? So…I am going to provide some information. I hadn’t kept up with any of the kids involved over the years until about a month ago when I figured I should take a look in case people were asking, and of course, to satisfy my own curious nature. I ask questions like, how had they changed from uncaring adolescents to hopefully more compassionate adults? Had they left the microcosm of Steubenville for other places where they would see that life elsewhere isn’t like it is in the valley? Many of them appear to still…
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Web Host Issues

It seems like for now – I’ve lost all content thanks to my former web host being down for three days. I had to find new hosting and am hoping that I finally hear from the old host to get my content so I can migrate everything here. Today I’ll be spending the day trying to grab google cached posts. I’m sorry for the inconvenience. You can’t even imagine how frustrated and upset I am that over 10 years of content may be gone. I’ll try to at least grab the last few weeks of content from google cache. If you click on a google link and get an error it is because I haven’t been able to import the…
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Steubenville Pastor Everett Mitchell INDICTED

Pastor Everett C. Mitchell, 40, of 1644 Roosevelt Ave. was indicted on two counts each of sexual battery and attempted sexual battery, single counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and sexual imposition. Mitchell is the pastor at Tower of Power Ministries, Steubenville, Ohio. I would also like to mention that the ONLY local media to report his indictment is the newspaper. Once again, local news WTOV9 is silent on a matter of public interest. I have known about this case for a few years and know that YEARS ago one of the young ladies told her principal at Big Red (Steubenville High School). The principal (although I don’t know who…
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Bullying Killed Denise Fernatt (Part I)

Yesterday I wrote about the Denise Fernatt case in Fayette County, West Virginia. As information comes in, I will continue to add to this case. It is becoming clear that individuals in the community who consider themselves the “elite” are involved and not one of them has been charged criminally for their actions and complicity in Denise’s death because West Virginia’s laws are antiquated and haven’t caught up with the internet. It is also looking like the Glasgow Police Department may have bungled this case from the onset because of individuals who were involved and probably because like many small town police departments, they just don’t have the technical abilities or qualifications to handle a crime that involves the internet…
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Fire & Iron MC Members Accused of Causing Suicide of Denise Fernatt

On August 5, 2017 Denise Fernatt jumped to her death from the New River Gorge Bridge. The bridge stands 876 feet above the New River. Six days prior her “friends” began posting personal photos that they retrieved from her laptop without permission. The photos were boudoir photographs meant to be shared between a husband and a wife. Instead, these ghouls stole them and for six days, they tormented and harassed Denise so much that she jumped from the bridge. They used social media and even went so far as to print out pictures to plaster all over town in order to destroy her life, family and her career. Denise felt so threatened by these individuals that she was worried about her personal…
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Trent Mays Accused of Sexual Assault…AGAIN

I really hate to say I told ya so, but…yeah…TOLD YA SO! I don’t think any of us that were involved in the Steubenville case or who followed the trial closely ever thought that Trent Mays would go silently into the night. Privately, we all discussed our fears that two years in juvenile detention was not long enough for him and that he would more than likely re-offend. His apology was more of an “I’m sorry I got caught” and based on his behavior, and how he preyed upon his victims knowing that they couldn’t fight back because they were too incapacitated to fight him off — it was just a matter of time before he had to hear his…
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