Entrepreneur charged with rape of 8-year-old
Entrepreneur charged with rape of 8-year-old
Man was a volunteer with children; victim in case was a girl he was
supposed to serve.
By Tony Plohetski
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Austin police have charged a local entrepreneur with sexually assaulting
an 8-year-old girl for whom he had served as a court-appointed advocate
and said they seized a video showing him having sex with other children.
Billy Dan Carroll, the 53-year-old founder of a court reporting firm
with offices in Austin, San Antonio and Houston, appeared to be having
sex with children ranging in age from 3 to 15 in one video, Austin
police Sgt. Brian Loyd said.
Loyd said the videos also show Carroll having sex with two adult women
who appear unconscious.
Investigators are now trying to learn the identity of the victims and
asked anyone with information to call police.
"We don't know where it is going to end up, how many victims we may end
up with," Loyd said. "There could be six. There could be 20. There is no
Carroll was arrested Sunday and faces a charge of aggravated sexual
assault of a child, in connection with a May 17 incident allegedly
involving the 8-year-old girl. His bail is set at $2 million.
Carroll could not be reached for comment; calls to his home were not
Bill Fredericks, co-founder and president of Carroll's company, released
a statement saying, "It goes without saying that those of us at
Fredericks-Carroll are shocked and saddened by this news. Our company
was certainly not aware of any of the allegations underlying Mr.
Carroll's arrest, and we condemn any criminal behavior that may have
Officials for Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Travis County
said they suspended Carroll last week after they learned about
allegations against him.
"We were completely shocked and really heartbroken about it," said Laura
Wolf, the organization's executive director.
CASA volunteers work with children in Child Protective Services cases,
talking with them, their parents, foster parents and others about the
Wolf said Carroll had been a volunteer since 2004 and passed national
and state background checks. Wolf said the organization also screened
Carroll with personal references and with state Child Protective
Services officials to make sure he had no record with the agency.
"This individual has glowing references from people who had known him
for years," Wolf said.
According to an arrest affidavit, the 8-year-old girl told police that
she was at Carroll's house this month and that he asked her if she
wanted to play a game. He then blindfolded her and assaulted her, the
The girl said during her interview with police that she returned to the
bedroom where she was staying and then told her sisters, who were also
at the house, what had happened.
Loyd said Carroll had told the children's parents that he wanted the
children to spend the night at his house with his family. However,
Carroll's wife and two daughters, who are in high school and college,
weren't home that weekend, Loyd said.
"He was thought of as a family friend," Loyd said.
Police searched Carroll's house May 21 and recovered the video and other
evidence, Loyd said, including photographs and computers. Investigators
spent the weekend going through it.
Wolf said the organization prohibits volunteers from having children
they represent in their homes.
An Inconvenient Truth about Child Protective Services, Foster care, and
the Child Protection "INDUSTRY"
Child Protective Services Does not protect children...
It is sickening how many children are subject to abuse, neglect and even
killed at the hands of CPS.
every parent should read the free handbook from
connecticut dcf watch...
Number of Cases per 100,000 children in the US
These numbers come from The National Center on
Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington. (NCCAN)
Recent numbers have increased significantly for CPS
Perpetrators of Maltreatment
Physical Abuse CPS/Foster care 160, biological Parents 59
Sexual Abuse CPS/Foster care 112, biological Parents 13
Neglect CPS/Foster care 410, biological Parents 241
Medical Neglect CPS/Foster care 14 biological Parents 12
Fatalities CPS/Foster care 6.4, biological Parents 1.5
Imagine that, 6.4 children die at the hands of the very agencies that
are supposed to protect them and only 1.5 at the hands of parents per
100,000 children. CPS perpetrates more abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse
and kills more children then parents in the United States. If the
citizens of this country hold CPS to the same standards that they hold
parents too. No judge should ever put another child in the hands of ANY
government agency because CPS nationwide is guilty of more harm and
death than any human being combined. CPS nationwide is guilty of more
human rights violations and deaths of children then the homes from which
they were removed. When are the judges going to wake up and see that
they are sending children to their death and a life of abuse when
children are removed from safe homes based on the mere opinion of a
bunch of social workers.
THIS IS AMERICA'S HIDDEN HOLOCAUST
Currently Child Protective Services violates more constitutionally
guaranteed liberties & civil rights on a daily basis then all other
agencies combined, Including the National Security agency/Central
intelligence agency wiretaping programs…
THE CORRUPT BUSINESS OF CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
BY: Nancy Schaefer Senator, 50th District of Georgia
This is Child Protection?
By Gregory A. Hession, J.D.
Mercenary Motherhood: "Memoirs of a Babystealer."
FOSTER CARE IS A 80 PERCENT FAILU. A Brief Analysis of the Casey
Family Programs. Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study. By Richard Wexler
HOW THE WAR AGAINST CHILD ABUSE BECAME A WAR AGAINST CHILDREN
Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness
DSS and affiliates rewarded for breaking up families
By Nev Moore Massachusetts News
A recent study has found that 12-18 months after leaving foster ca
30% of the nation’s homeless are former foster children.
27% of the males and 10% of the females had been incarcerated
33% were receiving public assistance
37% had not finished high school
2% receive a college degree
50% were unemployed
Children in foster care are three to six times more likely than children
not in care to have emotional, behavioral and developmental problems,
including conduct disorders, depression, difficulties in school and
impaired social relationships. Some experts estimate that about 30% of
the children in care have marked or severe emotional problems. Various
studies have indicated that children and young people in foster care
tend to have limited education and job skills, perform poorly in school
compared to children who are not in foster care, lag behind in their
education by at least one year, and have lower educational attainment
than the general population.
*Casey Family Programs National Center for Resource Family Support
80 percent of prison inmates have been through the foster care system.
The highest ranking federal official in charge of foster care, Wade Horn
of the Department of Health and Human Services, is a former child
psychologist who says the foster care system is a giant mess and should
just be blown up.
Four rigorous studies have found that at least 30 percent of America’s
foster children could be home right now if their parents had decent housing.
This study found thousands of children already in foster care who would
have done better had child protection agencies not taken them away in
the first place.
Front-page story in USA Today.
Read the studies online.
Casey "alumni" study: "Improving Family Foster Ca Findings from the
Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study,"
MIT study: "Child Protection and Child Outcomes: Measuring the Effects
of Foster Care,"
Texas comptroller's "Forgotten Children" reports:
The bottom line? - Child Protective Services and the Foster Care system
for the most part turns out young adults that are nothing more than
CURRENTLY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES VIOLATES MORE CONSTITUTIONALLY
GUARANTEED LIBERTIES & CIVIL RIGHTS ON A DAILY BASIS THEN ALL OTHER
AGENCIES COMBINED INCLUDING THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY/CENTRAL
INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WIRETAPPING PROGRAMS....
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES, HAPPILY DESTROYING THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT
FAMILIES YEARLY NATIONWIDE AND COMING TO YOU'RE HOME SOON...
BE SURE TO FIND OUT WHERE YOUR CANDIDATES STANDS ON THE ISSUE OF
REFORMING OR ABOLISHING CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES ("MAKE YOUR CANDIDATES
TAKE A STAND ON THIS ISSUE.") THEN REMEMBER TO VOTE ACCORDINGLY IF THEY
ARE "FAMILY UNFRIENDLY" IN THE NEXT ELECTION...
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