The pathology and systemic cover-ups of youth molestation are often the same. When victims come forward which is the rarest case scenario as the containment efforts are sophisticated not only due to the conditioning supported by human psychological responses but also the unclear and obscure information available to the public on how to execute an effective supportive reporting. Lawyers and legal advocates are simply not trained which fortunately due to our efforts in 2015 passing the GA Hidden Predator Act that led to the very first ever in the USA the CEASE legal clinic to train attorneys started at University of GA school of Law in January 2016. It takes a victim many years of counseling and forensic insights along with an attitude and belief “my life can’t possibly get any worse” realization in their life to be willing to take on the system. Noted clinicians feel the path to healing is the feeling one is on the journey to recovering their stolen personal power. It is up to each victim to define what that equation is.
It is difficult to navigate adversarial forces and influences around a victim who attempts and often use scapegoating rituals to have power over the truth and the victim by covert and ruthless tactics. When a family system, community or organization family react in unison to scapegoat ownership of a predator culture and dismiss a struggle with a direct intervention of a victims claim it fosters a climate of uncontested opportunity by which Shame, Stockholm Syndrome and a Conspiracy of Denial all work to have leverage supporting the predator and their enablers. How else could a pandemic with statistics reported by the CDC, Centers for Disease Control documenting that (1 in 4) girls and (1 in 6) boys will become victims of illegal sexual contact before the age of majority (18.) These acts lead to adverse life consequences documented in the CDC ACES Study. It is estimated that 60,000,000 (million) now adults are navigating their adult lives at various levels of coping with this trauma in their early history.
When a Survivor, like myself, takes the risk to voluntarily share in public their recovery path and journey hoping to model for others a sense of hope after utilizing spiritual and clinical counseling disturbingly there are persons and containment operations who will use this self-disclosure as an opportunity to attempt to have power over the victim who comes forward. They will attempt to discredit the victim as though this admission is a weakness and a declaration of brokenness and go to extreme measures to contain the secret and many persons and institutions will assist them. These crimes come with protectors who lobby to protect individuals and institutions from personal and civil consequences which place disenfranchised victims at a power disadvantage in the recovery cycle. The containment events can be a tactical move to overstimulate a victim in hopes of triggering a public display of a meltdown to marginalize their credibility to expose criminal behavior by presumed respected persons in positions of public and political authority.
Predator Enablers suffering from unresolved mental health and character issues will confuse the bravery and courage of an outspoken victim for mental health issues as they can’t recognize this behavior as being healthy as it is foreign to their conditioning, their ego or own unique mental challenges which tell them they are whole. These passive enablers absent a clinical evaluation will never know the truth of their own pathology or learn how individuals, organizational groups, and communities all turn a blind eye to youth sex abuse. This can become a subconscious attempt of scapegoating the victim to maintain status quo and deflect the personal shame from various enablers.
After all, it is quite embarrassing to Predator Enablers to be exposed for not having the character and clinical stability to “NOT” enable predators instead of channeling all their energy to support the legal and ethical victory of a victim’s claim. Survivors often can become the target of retaliation for coming forward. It is a distorted reality when the yet diagnosed mentally ill who keep the secret can’t realize that covering for predators is a form of mental illness and or criminal behavior. It is incorrect to assume that just because you are confused and scared by the clinical therapy process, it does not make the public admission by a survivor unstable because they have exhibited the courage to admit they utilized clinical counseling to recover from abuse, it actually makes them healthier than those working hard at cover-ups. The clinical counseling process is often what allows a victim the strength and confidence to come forward and it is wrong to stigmatize a person for a successful recovery treatment experience.
It is really good that certain segments of society are willing to heed the “cautionary tales” of those who draw a line in the sand to stand with truth regardless of the uncertainty of justice or risk of social isolation and victim scapegoating. We owe it to our future generations to mitigate the suffering from a silent pandemic based on the illusion of shame and fear of social rejection. We should rally around those willing to go to bat for a change. Trusting the Principles of right and wrong to be at your side can be a long shot but to many it is the only instinctual next step to tap into the mysteries and powers of the human spirit to survive adversity.
(Alan Fountain, Advocate & Change Agent)
A Blind Eye to Sex Abuse: How USA Gymnastic’s Failed to Report Cases THE PROMINENT OLYMPIC ORGANIZATION FAILED TO ALERT AUTHORITIES TO MANY ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY COACHES. by Marisa Kwiatkowski, Mark Alesia and Tim Evansh
Please Follow Link in this Petition Update to send an internal email directly to GA-Gov Nathan Deal asking him to Please Sign Hidden Predator Act into Law before the 40-day deadline after the Passing of both the House and Senate with Landslide Victories.
Link to Email and Petition update: gf4justice.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/hidden-predator-act-april-22-2015-and-urgent-support-needed-to-inspire-gov-deal-to-sign-new-law-before-40-day-deadline-past-april-2-2015/
Alan Fountain was a Victim in Georgia of a Serial Predator from age 9 to 16 and Understands the Psychology of The Victim Recovery Cycle and Can Testify to the Importance of Certain Arbitrary Language in Bill Drafts that can Impact a Practical Solution to be Fair, Just and Mediate a Position between Special Interest Resistance and Sensitive Politics but Represent the Publics Balanced Point of View with a New Law that will not be Partisan to GA taxpayers with bias.
Mr. Fountain has been in attendance at every developmental stage assisting with the initial draft language of HB 17 while attending every public hearing. He began educating the Public beginning in July 2013 to prepare GA Citizens about the Merits and Benefits to an Amended Civil Statute of Limitations Law in GA. He began an informative Citizen Coalition facebook page for GA citizens in April 2014www.facebook.com/GFJustice Please go to this facebook page and “LIKE” the main page to show legislators the public’s support for Justice Resolutions.
This Bill began as a (R) partisan Bill to meet an honorable situation from Camden County GA where the Bill Sponsor Originated but Mr. Fountain fought hard to have Democrat Sponsors included to bring levity and fairness to Voice Victims Concerns from all of the Citizens of Georgia equally and to include his hometown Community.
Mr. Fountain became an authority on the roadblocks with Civil (Sol) and worked tirelessly for a year creating a Social Media Following of 250,000 supporters in Various Prevention Awareness Platforms and the largest in Georgia on this Issue. He feels his work helped markedly in the outcome of the GA House Legislature Victory with a Vote of (169) Yea (2) Nay. He heard his original social media data being repeated in Testimony and in the House Chambers so he feels confident the efforts served the Public Well. (Update since this launch the Hidden Predator Act did pass GA senate but at risk of Governor not signing even after a Senate Unanimous 54 yes vote before now going to GOV.) Please continue signing and circulating this petition until Justice and Law Reform for at-risk youth advances and victims of past crimes have a voice absent retaliation. Advocates can often be victims of threats when speaking out for truth and seeking public support. Signatures and Comments show the mass support for change and justice reforms minimizing intimidation to those speaking up for the vulnerable and voiceless.
He only wishes to represent the many Voices of GA that has responded to him to be heard. He can share with you redacted names of some of their compelling pleas for his help and their stories of youth molestation.
Please watch this film trailer to grasp the gravity of crisis and conflicts with seeking Justice. Pursuit of Truth Film available on-demand rental.
(watch trailer) https://vimeo.com/ondemand/28753
With the greatest of respect to the GA Legislature for their Moving Speeches on the Chamber Floor Before Passing this Bill to Senate and to the Senate Judiciary for Listening to Alan Fountain before a Conclusion. His work in GA and Contributions as a Volunteer Advocate on this topic can be found at, www.about.me/alanfountain
Hidden Predator Act – House Bill 17 Needs thousands of Emails, Calls, and Letters heading to Governor Deal asking him to please sign this bill into Law. The opposition has not let up in lobbying to convince Governor Deal to veto this bill. Disgraceful that the battle still rages after a House Vote of 169 to 2 and a Unanimous Senate Vote of 54 to 0. Please let your voices be heard that the Hidden Predator Act, House Bill 17 must become law within the 40-day window from April 2nd to give child rape victims a small step toward justice and help expose perpetrators in our communities. Governor Deal please sign House Bill 17.
Email Link To Governor Deal to ask, Please Sign Hidden Predator Act into Law: https://gov.georgia.gov/contact-us-0
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(Update 10:45pm Tuesday March 31, 2015 – A SENATE VOTE VICTORY (54) YES (0) NAY- NOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE BILL REALLY SAYS AFTER THE CUT AND PASTE CHANGING EFFECTS OVER 2 MONTHS OF POLITICS! SENATOR TOMMIE WILLIAMS AND SENATOR RENEE UNTERMAN SPOKE WELL FOR THE VICTIMS! WE SEND OUR SENTIMENTS OF GRATITUDE!)
MY PERSONAL RESPONSE TO THE DANGER OF EXCLUDING ENTITIES: by Alan Fountain (Citizen Stakeholder and Coalition Voice Advocate for Disenfranchised Victims in GA)
“If business entities are being excluded it minimizes their motivations to take extra precautions to not dismiss warning signs that an employee might pose as risks to those who are in a roll that could exploit youth as that position or job might allow them access as a coach, youth leader, scout master, spiritual advisor, these people have larger concentration exposure to children and are usually covered by a public officials liability insurance policy that if entities were held accountable then non monetary settlement damages could evoke funds mandated to communities for prevention education and awareness campaigns as part of financial recoveries and to ask businesses to secure victims medical treatment.”
“This is not a high risk to businesses as the burden of proof falls on the victim. It’s not a witch hunt as it would require clear and convincing evidence although GA Politicians removed these benefits from the legislative bill. If anyone fights an entity being included it could be that they realize there is a higher duty of care by these Companies and they have ownership in solutions and are being reckless. If a driver of a transfer truck crashes while delivering goods across country and is negligent by being documented with many traffic violations but injures persons in the car they hit. This business would be included in civil suit to cover medical care and would inspire the cargo truck company to discharge an employee who has many automobile citations or known history of reckless driving crashes that endanger the public safety. I feel it is the same.”
“If (1 in 4) girls and (1 in 5) boys were victims of dangerous transfer truck accidents as are sexual perpetrators we would not hesitate to hold the company under scrutiny that allowed a driver with a suspended license and history of traffic citations as part of a civil suit investigation for future safety to our kids. The principle is the same. The Broken leg in a cast visible to a jury from a Truck accident is the same as an injury on the inside that not all can see the injury at first glance but it is a measurable injury.”
I Testified at every public hearing on this Bill plus monitored the last 18 months with every stage plus was proactive in taking additional steps not sought by host committee as I was compelled as a victim forced into silence by the justice system in GA causing grave consequences to my life. I knew all opportunity to know why my life does not matter as an equal absent discrimination in the state of GA was the most important next phase of a challenged life, now a 52 year old male that society and justice left behind. I knew if I could find justice for myself and advocate with my known personal experiences that I too could see that other futures were not Denied Justice. I felt victims have become collateral damage putting PREDATORS and all who ENABLE them first by protecting Special Interest Institutions, referred to as Entities, have favor by the actions of Politicians, Various Chamber of Commerce’s and Insurance Industry and Other Interested Lobbyist Groups.
My Mother sat beside me as I Testified in the 2nd Legislative House Sub-committee hearing headed by Rep. Barry Fleming. This is the account I posted on my facebook page of that day.
Alan Fountain (victim of serial predator in GA from age (9 -16) and his Mother who was the victim of a predator grooming con to lure her kids to a company sponsored summer youth program.
Wednesday February 18th My Mother came to the GA State Capitol to Testify with me and add her story and as to how the serial predator solicited her on her Job in the Town of Thomaston, GA. at the largest industrial employer for over 75 years that was the focus of this communities Main economy and employed my predator to be the Companies employee’ Activities representative working with adults and kids.
Unfortunately the night before she had a case of food poisoning and we were at Emory Emergency Room till 4am before testifying at 3pm February 18th, 2015 the next day. She did sit beside me while I testified and had her name entered into the record. What she would have said is what she posted on my personal facebook page last month and it is as follows. To follow the Legislative process please go to this page and “LIKE” the main page to show a vote of Support for “Seeking Solutions for the Disenfranchised Voices” www.facebook.com/GFJustice
Mother of Alan Fountain Posts her Testimony on Son’s facebook page;
“Alan, You are very brave to stand alone for yourself and other victims of predators such as George Wilson.
I know how hard it is to face the very people who probably knew what he was and covered it up.
I remember him approaching me on my job at Martha Mills, and telling me I didn’t have to worry about my boys when school was out. I should send them down to Silvertown Ball Park and he would keep you all busy. I have a picture of you sitting in a group of little ball players. I wonder how many of those children escaped him because he targeted you instead.
He had a perfect resume former Juvenile Judge, recreation manager for the company. He had many helpers including your unwitting, dysfunctional parents. I entertained him in my home. I allowed him to worm his way into my family. I purchased gifts for him and his family.
Unlike you I don’t care what the people in Thomaston learn or don’t learn from this tragedy, sometimes we reap what we sow.
I wish success for you in all your endeavors, especially now with the overwhelming fight you are fighting to make predators and their accomplices accountable for their actions. I believe this crime should not have a statute of limitations because murder does not and molestation of a child is “Murder of the Soul.”
This child never knows what his or her life could have been, if they had not been molested and threatened and shamed by his molester. Much Love”
Packed Committee testimony Room #132 for House Judiciary Sub. Cmte. Chaired by Rep Barry Fleming Wednesday February 18, 2015. Alan Fountain seated with his mother directly behind the bill sponsor in 2nd Row. Photo on the right is of Full Judiciary headed by Rep. Wendell Willard. The judiciary had a hearing regarding language changes based on IM sure Lobbyist resistance as no one spoke publicly against the original bill draft. This is where advocates of http://www.followthemoney.org are trained to assist with difficult trails of legislative conflicts.
It is 5:16 PM on Tuesday March 31, 2015 as I wait to record the live vote of Senate position on Hidden predator act of Georgia. The below post is what I posted on our Citizen Coalition page informing our followers how to participate in the Final Act on this bill for 2015.
Tuesday March 31, 2015 facebook post Today by GA Families for Justice below-
LIVE BROADCAST OF SENATE VOTE ON HIDDEN PREDATOR ACT: Has Not Been Voted Yet But on Schedule for today to Be Presented By Senator Renee Unterman Tuesday March 31, 2015 –
(Dinner break as Senators noted the Pizza was getting Cold and still no vote and now 6:20 PM but scheduled back at 7:15 pm this Evening for Vote.)
Senator Renee Unterman will Sponsor Hidden Predator Act in The Senate: I have spoken with Senator Unterman on 2 Occasions in person and Did attend a Sex Trafficking Seminar where she was Speaking for her sponsored SB-8 on increasing Sex Trafficking penalties and I stood up and spoke on the Merits of HB-17 as it pertained to this C0- Pandemic of Predator Abuses and it’s related merits for Citizens. I spoke with Attorney General Sam Olens and Senator Unterman after this seminar at Jewish Community center. Now is the time to see if she pushes this to a Successful Vote this evening in the Senate. ( Senator Unterman Did an Amazing Job for The Citizens of GA as She Spoke with Heart on This Bill.) Updated 5/20/2016
I did meet personally with Senator Vincent Fort and sent him a personal Impact Statement for his advance review to help him understand the gravity of our cause. I did wait and was the last to testify in the Senate Judiciary hearings where Cmte. Chairman Senator Mckoon maintained respectful eye contact while other Senators talked and rumbled over my testimony as some measure of defiance that I have given a voice to the disenfranchised victims lacking a working knowledge of the political mechanics and pushback against the Lobbyist agenda over the publics and voters best resolution for public safety and civil remedies.
(UPDATE 5pm April 2, 2015 according to clerk of records this is the What will or will not become Law as of 12 Midnight. Then the Governor will Sign or Veto: No Entities or Institutions held accountable past when victim turns age 23, No change from past laws, but you can now for a brief 2 year period sue Individual Predator if you meet the narrow extension guidelines. This link was confirmed by House Clerks office. We will know for certain over next few days.) http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20152016/153377.pdf
WE will post on our Page later Friday evening the Live Video of Vote. Please sign our petition to help support the Citizen Coalition Maintain a Voice going forward past this day to improve GEORGIA as we Compete with Lobbyist and Political Powers that would prefer to see our voice remain invisible. http://chn.ge/1BVS0mm?recruiter=69320505
Please Contact GA Families for Justice Coalition Leader at Below Links for Comments or Access to the previous 18 months Activities to see Victims find Justice in GA with Civil Statute of Limitations Reforms.
LEGISCAN: A PUBLIC SITE THAT POST HOUSE BILLS and ‘GA HIDDEN PREDATOR ACT” for 2015 -2016 Session is OFFICIALLY HB 17
We are a GA Citizens based Coalition supporting the community and pointing out the landmines that happen in the process of passing laws. We will coach the citizens on how to ensure this bill does not get watered down to become a fake politician (Bait and Switch) bill that actually is designed to protect special Interest. As written NOW this is a Great Bill For Georgians that could change History for Molestation Prevention and allow for the Healing closure for the many thousands of suffering GA adults inspiring a clause known as “Window” Legislation that ferrets out unknown Predators due to time barred victims who got denied justice after turning 23.
They now can have a 2 year “Window” of opportunity again NOW that they have matured as victims and feel safe in that they can identify their predator in a civil case (Forensic Psychology documents that victims are not fit and still traumatized when their SOL Laws Expire at 23) that still warns the community of the danger this adult might pose to the community and allows anyone at any age for 2 yrs to go back over GA history to get Closure, by temporarily abolishing Statute of Limitations for 2 year period.
In 2003 California Passed ” Window” legislation and out of 1000 cases filed it identified “300” active predators who statistically molest from 130 to 260 victims over their predator cycle. This saved an estimated 39,000 to 78,000 incidents of individual first accounts of life destroying violations. National DATA documents that (1 in 4) Girls and (1 in 6) Boys are victims of perpetrator or predator assaults before age 18. Alan Fountain a Victim Survivor of a GA Serial predator who because of archaic GA Statute of Limitations laws a serial predator was able to offend non-stop as a GA Coach, former Juvenile Judge and Explorer Scout Leader for over 35 years and because of old laws not securing protections his story is being protected by officials at the pressure of special interest insurance companies.
Please Follow our NGO Citizen Coalition www.facebook.com/GFJustice and in the link below our letter Writing Campaign to see this bill pass into GA Law in hopes that this “cautionary tale” can be the beginning of the end of similar GA stories. Unless Citizens Push it will not likely pass. I will explain the politics on this site as the House Session Evolves and will publicly document what legislators are hero’s and vote on the success and which are – pro special interest if the bill fails due to intimidated legislators. There is no Grey area on this one. (Retraction of the Word Pro Predator referring to legislators was a typo that was intended to read predator-enabling legislation. I never would mindfully refer to any legislator as “pro-predator” even when passing legislation that enables generational abuse cycles by supporting special interest above victim resolutions and justice.)
Link To Legislation and Draft of New Bill: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20152016/HB/17
by Alan Fountain