On September 15, 2014 Justice Served (JS) posted their first Facebook status. Who is Justice Served? It’s simply one person who was heavily involved in the #FightForGK movement, who watched it fail and thought he could do a better job at spinning the facts than Jake Brydon did. Justice Served is a man by the name of Doug Douglas.
While I have my own opinions of why Jake Brydon has decided to take on the leading role to free a child rapist, I’m quite unclear why Doug is doing this. Even he admits that he doesn’t know why he’s defending Kelley other than that he’s just acting on a gut impulse. I for one am thankful our legal system relies on facts.
JS was formed as a front for the GK Movement, passing itself off as a separate movement designed to ensure that justice prevails in Williamson County. Though Douglas repeatedly states that the page is not a Greg Kelley page, its clear intent is to give more legitimacy to the legal aspects of obtaining a new trial for Kelley. The few random posts regarding other cases on the JS page are merely tossed out there in an attempt to convince you that their focus is not solely on the Greg Kelley case.
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If you’ve read my previous two blogs, you will see that I am quite passionate about getting the truth out there regarding a local case of child sexual abuse. There are two sweet little boys in my community that were raped by a young man they trusted, who lived in the home daycare where they were being cared for.
These children and their families have been through enough, but a small group of individuals has made a concerted effort to discredit these children by suggesting their outcry testimony was made up. And worse than that, they create discourse in our community by bashing our Police Department and worse yet, work to free these children’s rapist.
It’s been several months now since the conviction and sentencing and these families should be on the road to healing…in private. But instead the re-victimization of these children by the shameful rallies and protests of this group, keeping this case in the spotlight, has impeded their healing process.
I believe we, as a community, can do more to protect these children from being further victimized. I believe it’s our right and our duty to stand up for them.
You can do that by making a donation to their fund. This fund will be split equally between the two survivors. They can use the money for counseling, college, or even a vacation away with their families where they can enjoy being together and heal.
If you can’t afford to donate right now, please pray for these little boys, God’s precious little creations, that they would move past this horrific event in their lives and grow up knowing they were believed.
Here is the link to the GoFundMe.
Thank you to all who have donated so far!
Greg Kelley was convicted on two counts of Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a child on July 15, 2014. This conviction came after a jury of twelve members listened to the testimony presented by both sides. What the jurors used to base their decision on included the following key points:
- A detailed, eyewitness account of the rapes by the child who identified Greg Kelley as the abuser, and also identified “Greg’s room” as the location of the attacks. The child also described the lotion Greg Kelley used during the abuse, pointing out that it wasn’t white like the lotions he’s seen before. The child said Greg’s lotion was yellow (a detail too small for a child to make up).
- The daycare owner initially told Detective Dailey that Greg did not have access to the children because she said he was never there when the children were there, and she insisted that the boys were lying. She also said the children were not allowed to go upstairs where the bedrooms were.
- The daycare owner changed her story to Detective Dailey several times, finally admitting that Greg Kelley actually was there at times when the children were there. She also admitted the children did have access to roam all over the house, including upstairs, and that it was possible that Greg Kelley could have been alone in his room with the children.
- A witness testified that Greg Kelley had told him on several occasions that he was a Marine Sniper, and that he would be deployed to Afghanistan within the next few weeks.
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Several months ago I did something I rarely do, I turned on the news. I prefer to live in my little bubble where the world is sunshine and roses, so typically when my husband turns it on I slip away to my room with a good book. But one particular night I stayed and watched, and learned of a local high school student who’d been charged with sexually assaulting two four year-old boys in my city. It’s heartbreaking, but its not unusual to hear of pedophiles being convicted…another reason I steer away from the news.
But there was something different about this particular story. A group of about 100 or so people, mostly high school students themselves, were gathering at the school of the accused, Greg Kelley. The anger and passion I saw in their faces and heard in their voices was something you’d naturally expect in a child molestation case, however, the anger wasn’t directed at Greg Kelley. The anger was directed at those who “unjustly accused him” — the children. I was shocked, and for a moment it was as if the television had sucked the breath from my lungs. How was it possible that so many could doubt these children, and how could they be so cruel to doubt them so publicly?
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