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    Womans hunch exposes child abuse...

    I saw this on NBC news tonight and I believe Tracie Dean is a hero!

    A woman’s hunch exposes child abuse
    Chance encounter at a convenience store results in two arrests
    By Ron Mott
    Correspondent
    NBC News
    Updated: 6:51 p.m. ET Jan. 26, 2006
    ATLANTA - It was a gut feeling Tracie Dean couldn't shake. At a rural Alabama convenience store 11 days ago, Dean had a chance encounter with a seemingly troubled little girl.

    “I bet you that no one has ever spoken that kindly to that little girl, because she just ate it up,” Dean says.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11047283/

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    Yeah, Tracy Dean. You are my hero. Went beyond what was called for and said nope it ain't right. This is good for the soul. We can all do this. We can make a difference, I know we can.

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    I feel that God was speaking to that woman.

    What an awesome thing she did!!

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    Here is another link and snippet from Tracie Dean:
    I called the John Walsh show ("America's Most Wanted"), "Crimestoppers" and finally I had the tag run," she said. "It came back to the 2001 Honda. It didn't check out. On Thursday, I called the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, and asked if they could tell me who responded to the 911 call. I asked them to look at the store's videotape. They said they needed a court order. I have no doubt in my mind why we have so many missing and exploited children in this country."

    Dean then took matters into her own hands, calling the store and driving back to Evergreen Thursday with some friends. She was looking at the security video when Evergreen officer Brian Davis walked in by chance. He wrote a report and started looking for the girl and man
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    http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/...601260336/1009

    When I think of the time she took to continue to pursue this it reminds me of a quote in Fried Green Tomatos - paraphrasing - there are angels on earth masquerading as humans.

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    I just came across this story. She is amazing! She didn't give up, even when the big names were ignoring her!


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    Thank God this young woman didn't give up. I also believe that God was leading her to find this little girl and save her life.

    Evidentally when Tracy called 911 to have the license plate checked out the dispatcher didn't even check it out. She told Tracy that everything checked out but when Tracy later had the plate checked out herself the vehicle came back as a 2001 Honda and that isn't what the man was driving. Obviously the man was using a stolen plate as he was a wanted man.

    It amazes me that Tracy went through all of the resources that she did and not one person took her seriously. Like she said, she can sure understand why we have so many missing children out there. When you believe that you are on to something no one will listen. I wonder if this little girl is the missing little girl that Tracy saw on the internet and called about? Who is the 17 yr old boy?

    Thank God the cop that came into the store took Tracey seriously and started looking for that baby. Repeatedly raped and only 3 yrs old. It is just sickening.

    Thank God for people like Tracey. We all need to keep our eyes open when we are out and about. We never know what we might run into. We all get those gut feelings and they are usually right.

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    This is why I say sometimes the death reports are wrong and people can be wrong. It took Tracy to do a detective's work to get beyond. She did it not GBI or anyone else. Please never discount your hinkey feeling or think that is it isn't importent. You are are importent and you could be the next Tracy. Good people out there all wanting to make a difference.

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    I sent a copy of this story to Rita Cosby. I'm hoping that she will have Tracy on her show to tell her story. I think this story should be in the media. It should be told as Tracy tried every avenue she could think of to get help for the little girl and finally took the situation into her own hands. I hope this story touches Rita as much as it has me. Tracy is a true heroine and she deserves the credit for saving that little tiny girl and the teenager too. Maybe Rita can find out who the kids belong to.

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    The kids belong to the common law wife of the man that was molesting them. There is also a thread on this same story in Crimes in the News under Two Jailed While Alleged Sex Abuse Investigated that I posted earlier today.

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    She was on the Today Show this morning. She really went out of her way. I thank God for her and people like her.


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    This woman should be a role model for all of us regarding her alertness and her persistence. I was telling hubby about her when he got home late last night. He was impressed with her tenacity too. O/T I saw one of the Baldwin Bros. on TV last night (Rita Cosby?) about how he is fighting a porn business near his home. I don't have much respect for these brothers (because of their behavior in the past) but I felt that he was actually walking the walk with what he believes. I think having children and his Born-Again-Christian belief has affected him into doing what he feels is right. I hope I'm right on this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by concernedperson
    Yeah, Tracy Dean. You are my hero. Went beyond what was called for and said nope it ain't right. This is good for the soul. We can all do this. We can make a difference, I know we can.
    YES, YES, YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!! Tracie is a TRUE HERO!!!! Thank God she followed her instincts and saved this baby from more abuse. I want to jump up and down because I'm that happy that this woman followed her gut and went totally out of her way to get resolution for her suspicions.

    I hope that when this poor child is ready, she can be reunited with the woman that IMO saved her life!!!

    I'm just so ecstatic over this!!!!



    Tracie, I wish there were more heros out there like you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewMom2003
    YES, YES, YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!! Tracie is a TRUE HERO!!!! Thank God she followed her instincts and saved this baby from more abuse. I want to jump up and down because I'm that happy that this woman followed her gut and went totally out of her way to get resolution for her suspicions.

    I hope that when this poor child is ready, she can be reunited with the woman that IMO saved her life!!!

    I'm just so ecstatic over this!!!!



    Tracie, I wish there were more heros out there like you!!!

    AMEN! God bless her!!!

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    I just heard on Anderson Cooper that LE is doing DNA testing to determine if the little girl is really even his Granddaughter. According to the report they are checking DNA on her and the 17 year old male. It kind of sounded like these might be missing kids! Authorities were also asking for anyone who had contact with these people in the past to contact them.
    This is from a different article.
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    Haunted by the girls' eyes, Dean did some Internet checking for missing and exploited children and found a girl in Ohio who resembled the child.
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    Chapman said Dean's persistence led to the discovery of two suspected cases of child abuse that he described as among the most severe uncovered in the county.

    "We believe the 17-year-old boy is a victim of sexual abuse," he said, "and a doctor who examined the 3-year-old girl said there was evidence she was repeatedly raped."

    more at the link http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/...n1244451.shtml
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    Tracie said that she searched a missing kids web site and found a little girl in Ohio that looked like the little girl. I have been going through the listings in Ohio and have only found one that the age fits. This is listed as a parental abduction and has a sibling missing also. Here is the link http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_USBREANNA JAMELY GEISELMANCase Type: Family Abduction DOB: Oct 18, 2001Sex: FemaleMissing Date: Jan 24, 2005Race: BiracialAge Now: 4Height: 3'3" (99 cm)Missing City: MINERVAWeight: 40 lbs (18 kg)Missing State : OHHair Color: BrownMissing Country: United StatesEye Color: HazelCase Number: NCMC1007706
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