The OC Register takes on Subculture of Sexual Predators in Alcoholics Anonymous

‘The 13th step’: Alcoholics Anonymous wrestles with subculture of sexual predators

 

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Abram Tuvov had been sober so long that Alcoholics Anonymous members in Palm Springs just assumed he was a good guy.

One female AA member who was new in town felt comfortable enough to go on an afternoon bicycle ride with him, even stopping at his house for waffles. The November 2014 outing ended with Tuvov, 72, raping the woman so viciously that she played dead until it was over.

Tuvov, who lives minutes away from the woman, was convicted, but is out on $150,000 bail while awaiting sentencing.

Jaroslava Mendez with a photo of her daughter, Karla Brada, who was killed by her fiance while both were in Alcoholics Anonymous. Mendez has kept Karla’s bedroom as a memorial to her. Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Were you 13 th Stepped ( Sexually Harassed ) raped or assaulted by an Alcoholics Anonymous or NA member?

We are dealing with a situation here in California where  a woman was raped by an AA man over three years ago.

He was convicted of four counts of felony rape. But he is still walking around as a free man 2 months later. The Sentencing has been delayed again and again.He fired his Lawyer the day of his sentencing as well.

We are looking for any other persons who were raped – went to the police – got a conviction- etc. Also if you were raped and need help please contact me. @makeaasafer@gmail.com or here.

We are going all out with the Media. Please contact me here if you have any suggestions of persons you think may help the victim.

Facts :

CASE # INF1600703-  call 760-393-2617

The rape occurred November 2014.

Samantha Paxio is the DA/ District Attorney defending the Victim – Jane Doe.

The judge gave him 60 more days. They will be back in court May 23, 2018 .

We hear Detective Benstead did a kickass job with this case. Thank you Detective!

WHEN did AA Drug Court begin in your State. How can we stop this?

WHEN did drug court begin in your state.

Do you want to stop this? How can you help? contact us at makeaasafer@gmail.com

Please contact NY General Service Office – and express your complaints about Court Ordering.

 

NYC AA International Headquarters located in the Interfaith Building on Riverside Drive in Harlem.

212-870-3400

Ask for Greg Tobin General Service Manager/President of AA, or Albin Zezula .

It has been reported to us that there are many long time AA members who are very upset about forced attendance to AA meetings. They are saying it is ruining their atmosphere inside the rooms.  We agree- but- it is  a 1st amendment civil rights violation to be forced to attend a religious organization by ones government. So many who get a DUI or any ticket have no idea what AA is. Some young people I know, especially one young male, who was a Muslim was very offended and shocked he was forced to go to such a lay person religious group and many are atheists who are equally insulted. We are fighting back.

If you are still in AA, you can bring this up at every level in AA.

Courts could have a group downtown where all 7 free options could be shown them. That’s it. No one should be forced there.

Please call the ACLU, The Atheists Society and NY AA  to file a complaint as well as your local State Attorney General. Call them. Email them.

http://courts.mi.gov/administration/admin/op/problem-solving-courts/drug/pages/default.aspx

Proof AA has a part in a Death or Rape of a Person In Alcoholics Anonymous

OK Monica you are not playing the strongest card against AA,people do get mugged in grocery stores and bars and all those other places they even get hit upon in church,ministers and priests take advantage of there power over children,so the dynamics in that regard have some similarities ,I use to hear that argument from AA people all the time,when I would bring up the Karla Brada case,the AA people”s argument was always, ,that could have happened in a church,yes it could, and that has happened in a church, however here is the argument you need to make,the priest or minister or bar owner or grocery store owner did not go to a judge and say send the offender to my church or my bar or my grocery,AA goes to the judges and says mandate the offender to AA and we will monitor there attendance,it is written in the AA pamphlet on working with the courts that any AA member may go to a judges and tell him to mandate offenders to AA..I have often wondered if the Brada attorny played that card and if not why?

,I have heard you touch on it but the strongest argument is the fact that it is written in the AA doctrine to approach the judges therefor initiating and enabling the offender,therefor AA plays a role in any crime committed against anyone attending AA,if there is one argument that will take AA down I believe that is it,there in lies the liability,it would likely take some sort of class action lawsuit ,maybe some up and coming young attorney to organize it,I have spoken to a few judges,but they wont admitt any wrong doing because the jails are full and they just want to get re elected by showing they are working with AA to curb drug and alcohal abuse.

Monica “- Thank you for pointing this out. I have already seen this but your specific point of view is helpful in Legal terms. Thank you. I have written this rebuttle so many times but it does take simplifying it and tossing it back in the perfect layer of words. Connecting each dot to dot – but as you say. ” from AA to the courts ” not blaming the courts.

AA member found guilty of rape of two AA women Newbury Park, CA

A jury found a Newbury Park man guilty of sexually assaulting two women he met through Alcoholics Anonymous programs.

After about a two-week trial in Ventura County Superior Court, jurors on Thursday voted unanimously and found William Beliveau, 64, guilty of one felony count of sexual penetration of an adult woman while she was intoxicated, said Senior Deputy District Attorney Erik Nasarenko.

Jurors also found Beliveau guilty of one felony count of sexual penetration of an adult woman while she was asleep or unconscious. The Newbury Park man could face a maximum of 10 years in state prison when he returns to court for sentencing on Aug. 24, Nasarenko said.

 

http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2017/07/28/newbury-park-man-found-guilty-sexual-assault/518641001/

Keith Earl Davis Alcoholics Anonymous Member Arrested for slaying nurse captured in Louisiana

Tampa police: Fugitive wanted in slaying of nurse captured in Louisiana

TAMPA — Friends and family of a nurse who was mysteriously killed in his home earlier this week pinned their hopes on the capture of the man who Tampa police detectives believe is responsible for the death of William Leslie McGoff.

They got their wish just hours after the warrant was issued Thursday: Keith Earl Davis, 43, was captured in Sulphur, La., near the Texas border, police said that evening. Tampa detectives were sent to Louisiana to bring Davis back to Hillsborough County to stand trial.

Police said forensic evidence “implicates” Davis in the death of McGoff. Davis faces charges of first-degree murder, robbery with a weapon and grand theft. Police did not release any other details about Davis’ capture, including where he was caught or how.

McGoff, 53, was last seen alive on Sunday. He was found dead in his Wellswood home Monday evening after his co-workers at LifePath Hospice called police, concerned that the longtime nurse hadn’t shown up for work.

McGoff’s well-kept home at 4928 Chariton Ave. appeared to have been ransacked and his black 2013 Hyundai Sonata was missing, police said. They believe Davis took McGoff’s belongings before driving out of state in the car, which has Florida tag 113VFT.

A man matching Davis’ description was also seen driving McGoff’s car in north Florida and Louisiana, police said.

McGoff lived in his home for about a decade and was close to his neighbors, none of whom said they noticed anything strange the night he died. His two roommates recently moved out, but it wasn’t unusual for McGoff to open his doors and his wallet to people in need of a place to stay, said longtime friend Lisa Frederick. No friends or family members knew of any connection to Davis, but police said McGoff likely knew his attacker.

Apart from his job, frequent Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings were McGoff’s “life focus,” said nephew Thomas Patterson, 38. McGoff recently celebrated his 10th year sober and was dedicated to sponsoring others in the programs, sometimes as many as six to eight people at a time.

“He had numerous people live at his house and he would give them money and feed them and clothe them,” Patterson said. “Unfortunately, through that program they come and go. It’s sad and it’s a brush with reality when you have to deal with that and know going in that you can do everything you can to pull people up and out, but you can’t make anyone do something they just don’t want to do.”

McGoff’s family said they were told by police that Davis’ family is cooperating with detectives. As they wait for answers, friends and family are “trying to remember Leslie and stay strong, have courage and go forward,” Patterson said.

Davis has been arrested 15 times in Florida on charges that include aggravated battery and grand theft, state records show. He has served four stints in state prison and was last released on his birthday in December 2015 after serving four years of a five-year sentence for dealing in stolen property.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/tampa-police-arrest-warrant-issued-in-death-of-tampa-nurse/2306570

Violent Framingham man sent to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings by Judge

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This guy will be sitting next to you in a meeting and holding your hand.

Christopher Hagins
By Norman Miller
Daily News Staff

Posted May. 16, 2016 at 8:08 PM

FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham man tried to force himself into an Edmands Road apartment on Sunday, threatening to kill the terrified residents as they clutched kitchen knives for protection, a prosecutor said Monday in Framingham District Court.

Police arrested Christopher Hagins, 36, at the Edmands House at 15 Edmands Road at 12:21 a.m., prosecutor Megan Fitzgerald said during Hagins’ arraignment.

The two tenants told police they were in their apartment when someone tried to force open the door. They said they armed themselves with kitchen knives in case he got in, and held the door shut until police arrived.

As Hagins tried to break down the door he screamed, “I’ll kill you. I know you,” Fitzgerald said.

When police arrived, they found Hagins punching and kicking the door. He refused to answer questions and when they tried to take him into custody, he struggled and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, the prosecutor said.

“When the officers spoke to the residents, they were both visibly shaking and crying,” Fitzgerald said. Hagins was a complete stranger, the residents told police.

One of tenants said she had seen Hagins late Saturday as she worked at a nearby gas station. According to a police report, Hagins acted bizarrely while buying cigarettes.

“He was saying, ‘Do we have a problem here … Oh, I definitely know you have a problem,’” Hagins was quoted as saying.

Hagins did not tell police why he was trying to get into the apartment. He had recently moved into the building.

Police charged Hagins with attempted burglary, threatening to commit a crime (murder), disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

Hagins also had a Natick District Court warrant for driving under the influence of liquor and a Dedham District Court warrant that charged him with driving under the influence of liquor, driving to endanger, resisting arrest and speeding.

Fitzgerald asked Judge Jennifer Stark to hold Hagins on $1,000 bail and to order him to stay away from the alleged victims and to undergo random screenings for alcohol.

Probation officer Dave DiGiorgio also asked Stark to hold Hagins without bail, pending a probation violation hearing. He said he is going to recommend sending Hagins to jail. Hagins is on probation for drunken driving.

“It’s a scary police report,” said DiGiorgio. “I think he’s dangerous.”

Hagins’ lawyer, Charles Hughes, asked for his client’s release. He said Hagins has a minimal record, and is willing to cooperate with the rest of the conditions.

Stark ordered Hagins held without bail for the probation violation hearing and set $500 bail on the new case. She also ordered Hagins to drink no alcohol, be subject random alcohol tests and attend two Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week. Judge Stark ordered Hagins to stay away from the alleged victims whom she said “are now terrified of you.”

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BAD NEWS ! Washington-state-senate-bill-provides-12-step-sponsors-freedom-from-civil-court-testimony

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Here is it folks. A slippery slope- I hope there are some politicians and judges  who see how bad this really is. Honestly – I need a break. AA is just too big , too infested, too powerful- too HOLLYWOOD>..https://www.sobernation.com/washington-state-senate-bill-provides-12-step-sponsors-freedom-from-civil-court-testimony/https://www.sobernation.com/washington-state-senate-bill-provides-12-step-sponsors-freedom-from-civil-court-testimony/https://www.sobernation.com/washington-state-senate-bill-provides-12-step-sponsors-freedom-from-civil-court-testimony/

Please call   your congressman , your councilpersons, your assembly man /woman and The Chief Justice of your State Supreme Courts, to discuss your bad experience and ask them to stop the practice of sending everyone to AA , always suggest the other option including The Sinclair Method using Naltrexone and Vivitrol for starters.