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Activists Hold Prayer Vigil for Lexi Dillon and Jonah Rief in Orange County

by Stand Up Orange County Coalition Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Southern Californians fed up with the trafficking of American children through the California Courts held a protest and prayer vigil outside the Lawmoreaux Justice Center

Fed up parents and civil rights activists want to know why 58,000 children are turned over by judges to molesters every year and why thousands of American children are being sex trafficked out of the country.

Lamoreaux judges turned Lexi Dillon over to a foreigner whom the Tustin police cast reports showed sodomized and raped the girl repeatedly. The foreigner is no longer allowed in the U.S. and due to a lifting of the travel ban on Lexi, as far as anyone knows, neither is she. The alleged molester only has citizenship in Thailand, the site of considerable sex trafficking. Those who have looked for Lexi have been unable to find the child on the American continent. Some parents are particularly angry about the fact that minor's counsels, normally paid by abusers, routinely fail to act in the interests of the children and instead appear to take their marching orders from the abusers, themselves. Especially under fire is John Cate, who encouraged the foreign trafficking of Lexi Dillon and refused to take any action to protect the interests of the child who is now nine years old.

Massive fear surrounds the trafficking of Jonah Rief to Australia via the San Diego courts. A man who is not the father and who did not have to prove paternity was allowed to take Jonah Rief to Australia and he did so using a falsified passport calling the “Rief” boy “Sullivan.” Alabama had issued a protective order against Brian Sullivan on behalf of the child and on behalf of the mother Tammy Rief after Sullivan or someone associated with him uploaded misleading YouTube videos appearing to be aimed at getting people to kidnap Jonah from his Alabama home. California chose not to respect the jurisdictional orders of the court in Alabama, which was Jonah Rief's home state. Jonah entered Australia with Sullivan on February 26, 2013 and disappeared. Nude photos that appeared on March 4, 2013, on the Facebook page of Sullivan's accomplice Sara Francis AKA Denise Glasier AKA Denise Sullivan are believed to have been sales photos. The mother has been told by people associated with the traffickers and others that her son is dead but clings to the feeling and belief that Jonah is alive and can be found.

Protesters want both the children returned to their mothers.

Several religious groups are reaching out in prayer for Tammy Rief and Ruby Dillon and will be continuing to pray in their own religious communities, but Thursday night people of different religious backgrounds joined hands in prayer in solidity with these two mothers, who recently received recognition as "Mothers of the Year" from several human-rights-oriented organizations.

Orange County has not been known for its activism but human rights activists say that the trafficking issue is something that will change that. Melanie Acosta note,"It unites people from all areas of the political spectrum and from across the various religious communities."
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