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Lexington, Kentucky: Pedophile's Child Rape Victim Given Suicide Drugs By Doctors

Bob K. Irish 4026 Zappia Drive Lexington, KY 40507

A victim of child sex abuse, who suffered severe anorexia, chronic depression, and hallucinations as a result of her ordeal, was given a lethal injection by doctors who declared that her post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions were incurable.

The woman, who was in her 20s, suffered sexual abuse at the age of 5 to 15 years old and chose to end her life under Dutch euthanasia laws because she couldn't live with her mental suffering after doctors told her that treatment was hopeless.

She was allowed to undergo euthanasia via lethal injection despite doctors noting a considerable improvement in her condition 2 years ago following "intensive therapy".

Treatment was abandoned last year after independent consultants were called in and said the case was hopeless.

Doctors in the Netherlands also agree that demands for death from a psychiatric patient may be no more than a cry for help.

According to the report, the patient was "totally competent" and there was 'no major depression or other mood disorder which affected her thinking'.

A final GP's report approved the "termination of life" order and the woman was killed by an injection of lethal drugs, the report said.

Nikki Kenward, from disability rights group Distant Voices, said:

"It is both horrifying and worrying that mental health professionals could regard euthanasia in any form as an answer to the complex and deep wounds that result from sexual abuse."

According to the Daily Mail, The woman, who has not been named, began to suffer from mental disorders 15 years ago following sexual abuse, according to the papers released by the Dutch Euthanasia Commission.

The timescale means she was abused between the ages of five and 15.

News of her death angered anti-euthanasia and disability campaigners in everywhere. One Labour MP said it meant sex abuse victims were now being punished with death.

One British politician said it meant sex abuse victims were now being punished with death, saying:

"It almost sends the message that if you are the victim of abuse, and as a result, you get a mental illness, you are punished by being killed, that the punishment for the crime of being a victim is death."

"It serves to reinforce why any move toward legalizing assisted suicide, or assisted dying, is so dangerous."

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The papers said that the woman had post-traumatic stress disorder that was resistant to treatment.

Her condition included severe anorexia, chronic depression, and suicidal mood swings, tendencies to self-harm, hallucinations, obsessions, and compulsions.

She also had physical difficulties and was almost entirely bedridden.

Her psychiatrist said, "there was no prospect or hope for her. The patient experienced her suffering as unbearable".

However, the papers also disclosed that two years before her death the woman's doctors called for a second opinion, and on the advice of the new doctors she had an intensive course of trauma therapy.

"This treatment was temporarily partially successful," the documents said.

Treatment was abandoned last year after independent consultants were called in and said the case was hopeless.

The consultants also said that despite her "intolerable" physical and mental suffering, chronic depression and mood swings, she was entirely competent to make the decision to take her own life.

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Watauga, Texas: Clodagh Dunlop - Locked-in syndrome PSNI officer back to work

James G. Monzon 3785 Sardis Sta Watauga, TX 76148

A police officer who defied the odds and returned to work 18 months after suffering from locked-in syndrome said it was a moment she had dreamed of. Clodagh Dunlop, of Magherafelt, County Londonderry, had a massive stroke in April 2015 which left her unable to move or speak for nearly three months. She said it felt great to get back to day-to-day policing. "It felt like my head had come above water - I took a gasp and was able to breathe again," she said. "It was nice to see colleagues that I knew and talk about what I'm going to do in the future, what job roles I'm going to have. "I do know that I've changed a lot - in that I think I'm a lot more easy-going, a lot more positive and I feel a lot different to maybe how I used to be in the job. "I think I've probably learnt a lot more patience." 'Sense of happiness' She said the emotion of the day did not hit her like she had expected. "Surprisingly it wasn't emotional, I thought it was going to be," Clodagh said. "I had a little tear last night, I was a little bit nervous, but today I didn't feel at all emotional or nervous, just a real sense of happiness." Locked-in syndrome is a condition whereby a patient is both conscious and aware, but completely paralysed and unable to speak. They are usually able to move their eyes and are sometimes able to communicate by blinking. There is no treatment or cure, and it is extremely rare for patients to recover any significant motor functions. Clodagh said she now had one goal left to fulfil. "There was always three things I really wanted to do in my recovery," she said. "I wanted to be able to learn to drive again, I wanted to return to work and I wanted to run again. "I've got two of the three goals now, so I'm going to work very hard, no matter how long it takes." 'Momentous day' Her first day back in the job was hailed as a "momentous day" by her PSNI colleagues. PSNI Foyle said she was a "true inspiration" and had kept her "infectious smile" throughout.

On its Facebook page, the force said she would "now be playing a meaningful role keeping people safe in Derry and Strabane, with a particular focus on drugs".

'Most terrifying'

Clodagh started showing signs of recovery on her birthday in May last year, and walked out of Belfast's Musgrave Park Hospital in November.

She had previously told the BBC what it was like being a "prisoner in your own body".

"I have been in a lot of situations that people would consider frightening - I have jumped out of an plane, been in public order situations as a police officer," she said.

"Just lying in ICU unable to speak is perhaps one of the most terrifying experiences of my life."

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Palm Springs, California: Pedro Alonso Lopez - The Monster of the Andes

Van A. Brashears 1471 Wilson Street Palm Springs, CA 92262

Pedro Alonzo Lopez, whereabouts - unknown, was responsible for the murders of over 350 children, yet in 1998 he was set free despite his vows to kill again.

CHILDHOOD YEARS

Lopez was born in 1949 in Tolima, Colombia, a time when the country was in political turmoil and crime was rampant. He was the seventh of 13 children born to a Colombian prostitute. When Lopez was eight, his mother caught him touching his sister's breast, and she kicked him out of the house forever.

TRUST ME, TRUST ME NOT

Lopez became a beggar on the violent Colombian streets. He was soon approached by a man who sympathized with the boy's situation and offered him a safe home and food to eat. Lopez, desperate and hungry, did not hesitate and went with the man. Instead of going to a comfortable home, he was taken to an abandoned building and repeatedly sodomized and returned to the street. During the attack, Lopez angrily vowed he would do the same to as many little girls that he could, a promise he later kept.

After being raped by the pedophile, Lopez became paranoid of strangers, hiding during the day and scavenging for food at night. Within a year he left Tolima and wandered to the town of Bogota. An American couple reached out to him after feeling pity for the thin boy begging for food. They brought him to their home and enrolled him in a school for orphans, but when he was 12, a male teacher molested him.

Shortly afterward Lopez stole money and fled back into the streets.

PRISON LIFE

Lopez, lacking in education and skill, survived on the streets by begging and committing petty thievery. His stealing advanced to car theft, and he was paid well when he sold the stolen cars to chop shops. He was arrested at the age of 18 for car theft and sent to prison.

After a few days of being there, he was gang-raped by four prisoners. The anger and rage he experienced as a child rose inside him again, consuming him. He made another vow to himself; to never be violated again.

Lopez got his revenge for the rape by killing three of the four men responsible. Authorities added two years to his sentence, deeming his actions as self-defense. During his incarceration, he had time to revisit his life, and a quiet rage toward his mother became monstrous. He also dealt with his sexual needs by browsing pornographic magazines. Between his prostitute mother and the pornography, Lopez's only knowledge of women fed his demented hatred for them.

A MONSTER IS FREED

In 1978 Lopez was released from prison, moved to Peru, and began kidnapping and killing young Peruvian girls. He was caught by a group of Indians and tortured, buried up to his neck in the sand but later freed and deported to Ecuador. Experiencing near death did not influence his murderous ways and his killing of young girls continued. The increase of missing girls was noticed by authorities, but it was concluded that they had likely been kidnapped by child peddlers and sold as sex slaves.

In April 1980, a flood exposed the bodies of four murdered children, and the Ecuadorian authorities realized there was a serial murderer at large.

Shortly after the flood, Lopez was caught trying to abduct a young girl after the child’s mother intervened. The police could not get Lopez to cooperate, so they enlisted the help of a local priest, dressed him as a prisoner, and placed him in a cell with Lopez. The trick worked. Lopez was quick to share his brutal crimes with his new cellmate.

When confronted by the police about the crimes he shared with his cellmate, Lopez broke down and confessed. His memory of his crimes was very clear which was remarkable since he confessed to killing at least 110 children in Ecuador, over 100 more in Colombia, and another 100 in Peru. Lopez admitted that he would walk the streets looking for innocent ‘good’ girls who he would lure away with the promise of gifts.

"THEY NEVER SCREAM. THEY EXPECT NOTHING. THEY ARE INNOCENT." PEDRO LOPEZ Lopez often brought the girls to prepared graves, sometimes filled with the dead bodies of other girls he had killed.

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He would calm the child with soft reassuring words throughout the night. At sunrise he would rape and strangle them, satisfying his sick sexual needs as he watched their eyes fade as they died. He never killed at night because he could not see his victim's eyes and felt, without that element, the murder was a waste.

In Lopez's confession, he told of having tea parties and playing morbid games with the dead children. He would prop them up in their graves and talk to them, convincing himself that his 'little friends' liked the company. But when the dead children failed to answer, he would become bored and go off to find another victim.

The police found his ghastly confession hard to believe, so Lopez agreed to take them to the graves of the children. Over 53 bodies were found which was enough for the investigators to take him for his word. The public renamed him 'Monster of the Andes' as more information about his crimes became known.

For his crimes of raping, killing, and mutilating over 100 children, Lopez received life in prison.

Lopez never showed remorse for his crimes. In a prison interview with journalist Ron Laytner, he said if he ever got out of prison he would happily return to killing young children. The pleasure he received from his demented acts of murder overpowered any sense of right from wrong, and he admittedly looked forward to the opportunity to wrap his hands around the throat of his next child.​​​​​​

ONE CHILD'S LIFE EQUALS ONE MONTH IN PRISON

No one was concerned that Lopez would have the opportunity to kill again. If paroled from the prison in Ecuador, he would still have to stand trial for his murders in Colombia and Peru. But after 20 years of solitary confinement, in the summer of 1998, it is said that Lopez was taken in the middle of the night to the Colombia border and released. Neither Colombia or Peru had the money to bring the madman to justice.

THE MONSTER OF THE ANDES IS FREE

What ever happened to The Monster of the Andes is unknown. Many suspect and hope that one of the many bounties offered for his death eventually paid off and that he is dead.

If Lopez has escaped his enemies and is still alive, there is little doubt that he has returned to his old ways.

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