January 14, 2005 |
A Protestant minister was put on probation and ordered to steer clear of children yesterday after admitting he exposed himself to young boys in the bathroom of a public swimming pool in Bucks County. W. Mark Bartlett, 47, former pastor of Levittown Wesleyan Church in Falls Township, pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to indecent exposure and open lewdness. Judge C. Theodore Fritsch Jr. sentenced Bartlett to three years of probation and fined him $1,000. Fritsch also ordered him to complete a county sex-offenders program, to have no unsupervised contact with anyone under 16, and to stay away from parks, playgrounds and other places where children gather.
March 5, 1992
Last year, Priscilla Dawson, principal of Blaine Elementary School in North Philadelphia, recognized a need and found a solution to it - right before her eyes. As she watched fathers coming to the school for parent-teacher meetings or to pick up their children, she realized they might be able to provide guidance to the many male students from female-headed households. The result was "Men of Blaine" a support group for boys at the school. This week's hero, Baba-A Adeyward-I, whose daughters attend Blaine, is an active member.
September 19, 2010 |
By Marcia Gelbart Authorities said Sunday the two boys wounded by stray bullets as they played outside Saturday afternoon in Southwest Philadelphia are brothers. Police would not release their names because they are minors. A 2-year-old boy, who was struck once in the groin, is in critical condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His older brother, who is 8, was hit twice in the buttocks and is in stable condition at the same hospital. The supposed target of the shooting, a 19-year-old male, was also wounded, police said.
June 1, 1993 |
Here it is, just weeks after Ed Savitz' death, and his headline-grabbing, self-promoting, media-happy attorneys still won't let the man or the memory fade into the obscurity he deserves. Perhaps they thought (or hoped) that I wouldn't respond to their absurd treatise (Commentary Page, May 12) on their late client, or perhaps they were hoping that I would respond so that they would have one last gush of publicity before they advertise their book, movie or TV docudrama (or maybe all three)
February 9, 1989 |
As the black middle class in Philadelphia and elsewhere in the nation emerges socially and economically, it has tended to become ever more distant from the ghetto communities of its origin. This absence has led to the diminution of an extremely important source of moral and social leadership within the ghetto community. In pursuit of status and employment opportunities and out of a sense of genuine concern for their survival, members of the black middle class and those who aspire to it tend increasingly to leave the ghetto behind.
January 28, 1993 |
They come into the city from their suburban homes and troll the streets of Kensington and Frankford, searching in the shadows of the El for their prey. They find willing boys, pick them up in their cars and take them to their suburban lairs. The boys are given money, treated to dinner, but then they must take care of the sexual needs of their hosts. This is how officers of the Philadelphia police sex crimes unit describe the activities of pedophiles, usually successful middle-aged men from the other side of the city limits who have found easy pickings in the neighborhood around Bridge and Pratt streets.
June 10, 1995 |
The Philadelphia Police Department has launched an internal investigation into why two young boys were held in police custody for almost 19 hours following their arrest Wednesday for allegedly stealing eggs from a tractor- trailer in North Philadelphia, authorities said yesterday. While Francisco Rivera, 10, and Luis Franco, 12, were held at the 24th Police District at Front and Westmoreland Streets, neither was given any food, police said. In addition, Rivera, who is required to take daily doses of medication for nerves, depression and insomnia, was not given any of his prescriptions, despite repeated requests by his family to have the drugs administered.
July 13, 2004 |
A 19-year-old Frankford man yesterday pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting five girls and pleaded "no contest" to molesting five boys in a series of attacks on children last year. "Psychologically, he didn't want to admit to having sex with boys," Assistant District Attorney Gina Smith said, explaining the no-contest pleas. "From the prosecution's standpoint, it's a distinction without a difference" that will not affect his sentence. Common Pleas Court Judge Amanda Cooperman accepted the pleas from Lamar Zamichieli and found him guilty of all of the charges.
March 14, 2007 |
A school janitor was arrested yesterday and charged with molesting young boys in his Browns Mills home, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. James E. Dilbeck, 30, head custodian of the Joseph Stackhouse School in Pemberton Township, is accused of sexually assaulting four boys, ages 7 through 11, from January to March. None of the alleged victims attended the school where Dilbeck worked. They do, however, attend Pemberton Township schools, according to district spokesman Eric Talarico.
May 12, 1993 |
Ed Savitz is dead. The case against him should have died too, but the district attorney won't let him go in peace and has continued to press her case against him. Not content with his death, she apparently wants to bring him back from the dead and try him by vilifying him in the media. District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham would strip him of the final repose which he has achieved and to which he, no less than anyone else, is entitled. Having once portrayed him as a marauding sexual demon, she seems determined to have him so portrayed for all time.