An Arizona Sheriff has asked two state agencies to investigate a claim that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Tempe refused to report evidence of a suspected teen rape.
On May 8, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles announced his filing of a 27-count indictment accusing an 18 year old male of sexually related charges.
The charges were detailed against Tyler Kost in a news release issued by the PCAO.
According to an indictment, which was e-mailed to members of the news media May 8, Mr. Kost is accused of:
•three counts sexual abuse with a minor, under the age of 15,
•six counts sexual conduct with a minor, under the age of 15,
•one counts child molestation, a child under 15,
•seven counts sexual assault with a minor, 15 or older,
•seven counts sexual abuse with a minor, 15 or older and
•three counts sexual conduct with a minor, 15 or older.
If the defendant were found guilty on all 27 counts, he would face a sentencing exposure between 147 years and up to 335.75 years in prison, according to the county attorney’s office.
Following the indictment, a grand jury added a new charge when it indicted Kost on a charge of sexual conduct with a minor following allegations made by a 14-year-old girl earlier this month. She said Kost attacked her on a couch at his San Tan Valley house while they watched a movie and his parents were home, investigators said. It’s unknown when the alleged attack happened.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD CONNECTION
Reports surfaced that a girl who says she became pregnant after Kost raped her last year visited a Planned Parenthood clinic with her mother on New Year’s Eve and the sexual assault was never reported.
According to the police incident report, obtained by Life Dynamics and Life Talk News, the victim was 15 years old at the time of the alleged assault. The person who accompanied the victim to Planned Parenthood told the counselor about the sexual assault during the visit.
The PCSO report states.
“[Redacted] became pregnant. She accompanied [Redacted] to her ultrasound on 12/31/13 and 01/04/14. These appointments were at the Planned Parenthood in [Redacted].
“[Redacted] disclosed the assault to a counselor at Planned Parenthood. The counselor intentionally miscoded the assault as a consensual encounter. The counselor told them that they did not want the hassle of having to report the assault to law enforcement as they were a mandatory reporter.”
Now, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has asked two state agencies to investigate a claim that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Tempe refused to report evidence of a suspected teen rape.
On May 5, the Sheriff’s Office asked the Arizona Department of Health Services to look into Planned Parenthood’s handling of the15-year-old girl.
AZCentral.com reports that on May 13, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu wrote a referral letter to state Attorney General Tom Horne, asking for a separate investigation.
“One of the victims and her mother has made criminal allegation against the Planned Parenthood in Tempe,” Babeu wrote.
The next day, Babeu went on conservative talk radio, appearing on host Laura Ingraham’s show. “They’re a mandated reporter. You know, this is a crime,” he said, referring to Planned Parenthood and a state law that compels certain caregivers to report signs of child abuse. “We should have known, law enforcement should have known, that this predator was out there.”
Kost’s arrest came after a citizen tipped off a Pinal County sheriff’s detective assigned to the Persons Crimes Bureau.
FAILURE TO REPORT SEXUAL ABUSE NOTHING NEW FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD
In a 2002 child predator investigation, Life Dynamics called over 800 Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation facilities across the nation.
The caller portrayed a 13-year-old girl who was pregnant by her 22-year-old boyfriend. Her story was that she wanted an abortion because she and her boyfriend did not want her parents to find out about the sexual relationship. In every call the age of the girl and her boyfriend were made perfectly clear. It was also made clear that the motivation for the abortion was to conceal this illicit sexual activity from the girl’s parents and the authorities. Additionally, our caller never said a single thing that might suggest that her parents would become abusive if they discovered her sexual activity.
Even though many of these clinics openly acknowledged to the caller that this situation was illegal and they were required to report it to the state, the overwhelming majority readily agreed to conceal this illegal activity. (Listen to actual audio tapes of the calls here)
Life Dynamics president Mark Crutcher explains what they found, “When we began to investigate we found it was even worse than we thought it was. Initially we thought perhaps the abortion clinics were only reporting half of the incidents, but instead we found that they were reporting hardly any of them.”
During these calls it was not uncommon for the Planned Parenthood or National Abortion Federation representative to warn the Life Dynamics’ caller that if someone were to find out about this situation her boyfriend could go to jail. In those situations it was unmistakable that the caller was being instructed to be more careful about what information she gave out and to whom. It was also not uncommon for the employee to interrupt the caller when she started talking about her age or the age of her boyfriend. On those occasions the obvious indication was that the employee did not want to hear this information.
Sometimes the caller would be told that, technically speaking, the clinic was required to report this activity to the state but that if the caller would either lie about her age or just keep her mouth shut when she came in for her abortion, no one would ask any questions. Several times she was told that the facility had no interest in the ages of the parties involved or that they do not verify ages or check IDs and would accept whatever she told them at face value. One employee went so far as to tell her that if she came in with the cash she could be any age she wanted to be.
Perhaps even more disturbing is that Life Dynamics identified a willingness by these employees to facilitate ongoing criminal behavior. At some point, the caller would raise the possibility that she might not be pregnant and asked whether the clinic would help her get birth control. Over 90 percent agreed to supply her with birth control and thereby help her conceal this illegal relationship. This offer was made even by people who had earlier in the call correctly identified this situation as sexual abuse or statutory rape.
“In many of these instances, they told our caller that her adult boyfriend could come with her to pick up the birth control, and some even offered to let him pick it up without her,” explains Crutcher.
“In other words, even though they had evidence that a sexual crime was being committed against a 13-year-old child, they were not only willing to conspire with the perpetrator to cover it up but they offered to provide him the means by which he could continue the abuse,” Crutcher states.
When Life Dynamics completed their phone survey, one of the most alarming observations they made was about the manner in which these Planned Parenthood or abortion facilities handled these calls. From start to finish, the attitudes of the employees the caller talked to made it brutally obvious that this is an issue they deal with routinely. In fact, several of them even volunteered that they get calls like this all the time.
“In the final analysis, virtually every Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation facility we contacted was willing to illegally conceal the sexual abuse of this 13-year-old girl, ” reports Crutcher.
Life Dynamics says that they are in the process of compiling shocking data for the second part to this investigation which will include horrific details from court cases where children were returned to their pedophile abusers after being taken to family planning clinics.
This new report will clearly show that the abuse Life Dynamics documented in 2002 continues to this day.
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