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Monday, October 8, 2012

Ashlyn Treadway Memorial Fund

The Houston Press reports this heartbreaking story: Child Abuse and Forensic Services, a Beaumont-based non-profit, has created the Ashlyn Tilea Treadway Educational Fund, in honor of a sexual abuse survivor who was killed in a car accident last August. Treadway was just 23. "We first wrote about the abuse Ashlyn, her younger sister Brea, and two other girls suffered at the hands of Treadway's uncle, Beaumont cardiologist Jeff Klem, in 2007. . . . Klem was the pride and joy of Treadway's grandfather, Lonnie Charles "Buck" Treadway, Pentecostal pastor of New Life Tabernacle Church. After the girls accused Klem of molesting them, Buck Treadway sided with his son-in-law, calling Ashlyn and the others whores and liars . . . . Klem pleaded guilty in Jefferson and Harris counties to injury to a child, which spared him from having to register as a sex offender. Prosecutors in both counties seemed to take a soft approach to their cases; maybe because Klem had the funds to hire Dick DeGuerin for his Jefferson County case. In Beaumont, Klem was allowed to serve his jail time on the weekends." If the perp had been a welder or a 17 year old kid from a family without wealth or connections he would have gone to prison for 20 years and register as a sex offender. Deputy, detention officers fired in sex probe at county jail A widening sexual misconduct investigation at the Harris County Jail has led to five additional firings, including a supervising deputy, Sheriff Adrian Garcia said Friday. The firings include four civilian detention officers and take to six the number of employees who have been fired in the investigation that began in August 2011, Garcia said. Earlier this year, another deputy was indicted in the case, then fired. The allegations involve sexual misconduct between jail staff and other employees as well as between jailers and inmates. The supervisor was fired for overlooking what was happening at the jail, Garcia said. Garcia said another deputy resigned during the internal affairs investigation while another supervisor chose to retire. Twice-arrested firefighter told he's getting boot A San Antonio firefighter who recently was arrested for the second time has been issued a termination notice. Brian Jones, 30, was arrested Sept. 25 on suspicion of burglarizing an ex-girlfriend's home. Jones' latest arrest came when he was found hiding in the attic at his wife's home in the 21000 block of Andrews Garden.

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