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La Statutes of Limitation apply to victims of CSA, presently between the age of 18 to 48

In Child Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Louisiana, Mack Ford, New Bethany Home for Boys, Sexual Abuse, SOL, Statutes of Limitation on April 18, 2015 at 7:24 pm

LA SOL applies to ages 18-48

Ages 18-48 can report Child Sexual Abuse occurring prior to age 18.

charges for forcible rape

SOL applies to ages 18-48

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Mack W. Ford Deposition

In Child Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Independent Fundamental Baptist, Mack Ford, New Bethany Home for Boys, New Bethany Home for Girls, Sexual Abuse on February 6, 2015 at 12:58 am

“No regret for the confidence betrayed
No more hiding in shadow
‘Cause I won’t wait for the debt to be repaid
Time has come for you

Victimized, victimized, never again victimized
Victimized, victimized, never again victimized”
Linkin Park Lyrics

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Mack & Thelma Ford New Bethany Home for Boys and Girls Arcadia, Louisiana

Mack Ford’s claims throughout this deposition focus on the Constitutional rights of Mack W. Ford, also known as “New Bethany Homes” (NB) for Boys and Girls. Claiming New Bethany a church allowed invoking Freedoms of Religion. Freedom of Religion has nothing to do with inhumane physical and sexual abuse of children!

After shooting at teenagers, Arcadia law enforcement arrested Mack Ford. Sheriff Whitman busted Mack’s cocky chops in the mid-70s and Ford sued. Ford testifies that Governor Edwards was personally aware of NB adoptions, joking about selling babies. In 1997, Ford continues claiming the state of Louisiana, “had it in for him,” basing their opinion of NB on an altercation with the Sheriff in the mid-1970’s, in this deposition on 7/22/1997, over 20 years later.

Maintaining focus on Ford’s rights prevented enforcement of children’s right to live free from cruel and inhumane treatment, including sexual abuse. Ford talks in circles and knows the statute number that NB refused to follow. Addressing child abuse testimony, Mack Ford’s statement of the wrongs of the state on June 21st, 1996, included asking removed students, “The embarrassing questions; have you been molested by Reverend Ford?” Harry Bernstein responded, “Okay. And what is inappropriate with that question?”

Louisiana versus New Bethany Home For Girls Versus State of Louisiana

New Bethany Home For Girls Versus State of Louisiana – 07/22/97

07/22/97 – Mack Ford Deposed by Harry Bernstein

Mack W. Ford- Case #96-2065 Dated 07-22-97 – Pages 1-30

Harold Allen Banker in Jonesboro

Harold Allen, Banker in Jonesboro
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Mack Ford  received zero compensation for taking kids from the Houston Detention Center, 1970 juvenile justice, Houston, TX, USA

Ms. Verna Levine, Houston Detention Center
Texas’ kids from Houston Detention Center started New Bethany Page 20, Lines 5-19
Mack Ford asserts, “New Bethany was not compensated by state or federal funding.”

Mack W. Ford-Pages 32-60

Mack W. Ford-Pages 61-90

Mack Ford believes Ex Parte Orders are WRONG

1980’s Ex Parte Order brought Fire Marshal, Social Services:”Ordered me around like a dog”
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 Judge Caldwell's son, Jim Caldwell, Mack Ford's Attorney

Jim Caldwell, Judge Caldwell’s son, Mack Ford’s attorney when Fire Marshal allegedly said, “He would not rest until Church Home and Church School was shut down.
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Governor Edwards aware New Bethany involved in adoptions

LA Governor Edwards asked, “Do you sell babies, do you take state money?
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— Edwards aware New Bethany involved in adoptions without a license, in early 1970’s.

Mack W. Ford-Pages 91-120

Mack W. Ford-Pages 121-150

have you been molested by Reverend Ford.

Ford testifies: “The embarrassing questions; have you been molested by Reverend Ford.”
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Ford testifies under oath that DSS coached NB girls on what to say and then, recorded the coached statements against Mack Ford and New Bethany.

June 21st, 1996

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Mack W. Ford-Pages 151-180

Henry Bernstein questions Mack Ford about the “raid” on June 21st, 1996, wherein Ford asserts DSS, Fire Marshalls, and a Deputy Sheriff interrupted the July 4, 1996 Camp Meeting, adding, “Camp meeting lasted for four or five days.”

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Disgruntled kids lie and manipulate to get what they want.
Page 149, Ford testified that “DSS coached the children” and recorded their coached statements.

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Timothy Johnson Learns of Child Sexual Abuse and Does what

In Child Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Independent Fundamental Baptist, Mack Ford, New Bethany Home for Girls, Sexual Abuse on February 4, 2015 at 9:11 pm

In December of 1991, Timothy Johnson learned that a Jr. Staff tape-recorded a sexual assault by Mack Ford, Johnson’s father-in-law. Timothy Johnson was the board member with status (an adult male) to Mack W. Ford. Assisting her parents, Roberta Ford took the Junior Staff, age 20, to the airport in Shreveport, and the Jr. Staff flew home to Washington. Choosing to take this action under the cover of night causes speculation.

 

As stewards of children, we have a responsibility to protect them from the horror of reality at New Bethany. Timothy Johnson’s grandiosity becomes more obvious as he decides to start an option for the Southern Baptist Convention. He continues undermining whomever he must as he claws his way to the top. He turned whistle-blower on the President of Louisiana College. Timmy boy gets around! When faced with a grown man, his father-in-law, molesting children, Tim Johnson made every wrong choice available. Now he’s going to create a SBCv2.

Johnson did NOT:

  • Report the child sexual abuse to law enforcement
  • Obtain medical care for the alleged victims
  • Ask the girls if Mack Ford sexually molested them
  • Close New Bethany
  • Take board action to remove Mack Ford and hold him accountable.
  • Take a stand when victims of Mack Ford needed his help
  • Tell what went down in Arcadia, Louisiana, in December of ’99, when Johnson received a phone call, informing him to come to New Bethany property immediately.

Johnson DID:

  • Hide the fact that as a board member, he did not deal with his father in law’s horrifically flawed moral compass
  • Allow another decade of victims
  • Plan and carry out removal of the victim from the state of Louisiana
  • Change versions of what he did and did not do
  • Change versions of what he did and did not know
  • Remain consistently inconsistent

Read the articles for yourself.

  • Louisiana College May Appoint Mack Ford Son in Law as President
  • Timothy Johnson Fired as [Vice] President of Louisiana College
  • Timothy sues boss for wrongful termination.
  • Disclosed Johnson became aware a girl tape-recorded a sexual assault by Mack Ford, and he chose to send the girl home and shutter the compound for a time instead of reporting the matter to police.
  • Mother-in-law had been in possession of audio taped evidence of the sexual abuse
  • Claims that he asked if any girls were abused by Mack Ford
  • Tammy Jump, the assistant district attorney (ADA) who oversaw the most recent grand jury witnesses, has improper connections to Ford.
  • Johnson leads Louisiana pastors to form new Baptist association
  • Johnson’s confounding explanation

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Timothy Johnson’s confounding explanation of his response to learning Mack Ford was Sexually Abusing children at New Bethany

“1) Did not send girl home. Sent ALL girls home.  I was not only Board member at that time but was the only one there so closed home and sent girls home.” [Girls present in 1991 and WA parent refutes statement. ]

“2) Parents of the girl involved wanted her sent home and did not want to be involved.  So we honored their wishes. [No police report and numerous trip-girls’ recorded statements taken by Thelma Ford and Nora Carter Shepherd-12/91. Were the other trip-girls’ parents told about the sexual abuse allegations?]

3) That night, after the girl’s complaint, I gathered all girls together and asked if there were any girls abused by Mack Ford.  If so, please speak up.  NONE expressed anything and they had a great opportunity to do so without him present.  I never heard any tape, only Mrs. Ford had the supposed tape. [Girls present in 1991, refute that Johnson gathered them together and asked anything of them in the 1991 sexual abuse scandal]

4) Sent all girls home and closed the doors. [Girls remained at NB after 1991 sexual abuse scandal, repeat of # 1]

5) Mack Ford submitted to and passed a lie detectors test. [No evidence this took place]

6) Home did not open months later but was a long time later [Children remained at New Bethany and by 12/92, at least seven teen girls lived at NB] I just do not know when.  When it was opened back up it was to a Cambodian group from California that leased the home from him.  There may have been some workers and girls as well but I do not remember and basically stayed away from him. [If he sent ALL the girls home, how were “some girls” at New Bethany?]

Don’t know much that happened after I sent girls home.  Had very little contact with my in-laws following the 1991 incident.  He pretty much hated me after that. [More worried about personal opinions than the safety of children and accountability for crimes against children.]

7) It was much later that I learned my name was still listed as a Board member.  In 2001 we permanently closed and disposed of the property giving it to the church and had my name removed from everything. Did not even know my name had been left on because of his hatred toward me.  Not even sure of what all transpired during that time either.  Do not know all of the details and was not a part of Mack Ford’s life to because of the lack of communication with them. [Board members are voted in and voted out and Johnson remained a board member after the sexual abuse scandal in 12/91; allowing another decade of child victims of his father in law, because Timothy felt that Ford “hated” him.]

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January 22, 2015 at 9:29 AM

Louisiana pastors form new Baptist association

By The Associated Press
A former leader at Louisiana College and a group of pastors are organizing a new Baptist association. They say it will create a “second option” for Louisiana Baptists that would allow churches to keep most of their money on the local level.

Tim Johnson founded the nonprofit Southern Baptist Association of Louisiana.

Johnson tells The Town Talk “multiple” pastors also are involved but did not want to include their names for fear of retaliation from the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

“There’s too much power in the Baptist Building (LBC office in Alexandria) because there’s too much money,” Johnson said. “With the amount of money there, the power’s there with it. And that’s the problem with our state.”

http://www.nola.com/religion/index.ssf/2015/01/new_louisiana_baptist_associat.html

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 January 09, 2015

[…]

Former residents have also started publicly questioning whether Tammy Jump, the assistant district attorney who oversaw the most recent grand jury case, has improper connections to Ford. One of Ford’s grandchildren, David Johnson, states on his Facebook page that he works for Ruston Tractor, a business that records show is run by Jeremy and Heather Gantt. Jump confirmed that Jeremy Gantt is her brother.

Asked this week about any ties between her family and Ford’s, Jump said she had no knowledge of her brother’s payroll. She said she knows of Timothy Johnson, Ford’s son-in-law who is David Johnson’s father, because of his connection to the New Bethany case. But she said she never met Ford and had no clue that her brother might have employed his grandson.

Timothy Johnson was on the New Bethany board in 2001, when it voted to close the school. In a March 13, 2013, email to colleagues at Louisiana College, where he served as vice president, Timothy Johnson disclosed that in 1991 he became aware that a resident complained Ford had sexually abused her. He also wrote that his mother-in-law had been in possession of audio taped evidence of the sexual abuse.

When asked last year whether he contacted police about the sex abuse complaint, Johnson told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune he wasn’t allowed to discuss it because he might be a witness in a legal case involving Ford. News reports and interviews with former residents indicate the school closed for a period of time following the incident, but by the mid-1990s it had started enrolling youth once again.

[…]

Rebecca Catalanello can be reached at rcatalanello@nola.comand 504.717.7701.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/01/grand_jury_declines_to_indict.html

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 January 09, 2015

“Timothy Johnson [Mack Ford’s son in law] was on the New Bethany board in 2001, when it voted to close the school. In a March 13, 2013, email to colleagues at Louisiana College, where he served as vice president, Timothy Johnson disclosed that in 1991 he became aware that a resident complained Ford had sexually abused her. He also wrote that his mother-in-law had been in possession of audio taped evidence of the sexual abuse.”

Rebecca Catalanello can be reached at rcatalanello@nola.com and 504.717.7701.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/01/grand_jury_declines_to_indict.html

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 January 06, 2015

[…]

A political dust-up last spring at Louisiana College, a private Christian school in Pineville, dredged up some of these lingering questions about who knew what at New Bethany Home for Girls in late 1991 and early 1992.

Former Louisiana College vice president Tim Johnson was at one point on the board of New Bethany Home for Girls. Johnson is Mack Ford’s son-in-law. (AP Photo)

Timothy Johnson, former executive vice president of Louisiana College, says he can’t talk about it now on advice from attorneys. But while he was embroiled in a political battle with the college’s president, an anonymous blog called Chuckles Travels claimed that Johnson, 57, Mack Ford’s son-in-law, knew about a girl’s complaint of sexual abuse at the home in 1991 and failed to contact authorities.

The blog post said that a girl tape-recorded a sexual assault by Mack Ford, and, when Johnson became aware of it, he chose to send the girl home and shutter the compound for a time instead of reporting the matter to police. 

In a March 13, 2013, email to other Louisiana College leaders, Johnson acknowledged a girl complained about sexual abuse while he was involved with the school. He said he did not send one girl home, but “sent all girls home and closed the doors.”

“That night, after the girl’s complaint, I gathered girls together and asked if there were any girls abused by Mack Ford,” Johnson wrote. “If so, please speak up. NONE expressed anything and they had a great opportunity to do so without him present.”

Johnson wrote in the email that he never heard a tape, but that his mother-in-law, Thelma Ford, was in possession of what he called “the supposed tape.” He wrote that Mack Ford passed a lie detector test.

Johnson acknowledged in his email that the school reopened some time later, but said his in-laws had little contact with him after that. He wrote that he learned in 2001 that he was still listed as a board member, and he voted to close the school.

When asked recently by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune about whether he contacted police about the girl’s complaint that she had been sexually abused, Johnson said he isn’t allowed to discuss the matter because he could be a witness in a legal case involving his now estranged father-in-law.

“Once we are confident that there will be no trials, I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have,” he wrote in an email. […]

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/04/new_bethany_home_for_girls_end.html

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Timothy sues boss for wrongful termination.

http://archive.thetowntalk.com/assets/pdf/DK219640311.PDF

On or about December 9, 2012, TIMOTHY JOHNSON reported misconduct of JOE AGUILLARD, and he did so in full compliance with the whistle blower policy of Louisiana College (after meeting with JOE AGUILLARD on December 6, 2012 to discuss the matter).

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Timothy Johnson Fired as [Vice] President of Louisiana College

Timothy Johnson’s plan to overthrow the president of Louisiana College did not go as Johnson had planned.

http://chucklestravels.com/2013/08/18/timothy-johnson-fired-as-president-of-louisiana-college-hes-the-victim/

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 Louisiana College May Appoint Mack Ford Son in Law as President

Attempt at becoming a “whistleblower” to overthrow the college’s president and take the president’s seat.

http://chucklestravels.com/2013/03/11/louisiana-college-may-appoint-mack-ford-son-in-law-as-president/

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chucklestravels

In March 2013 we here at Chucklestravels gave some disturbing details on the past of Timothy Johnson who was appointed president of Louisiana College.  Please read those posts HERE and HERE

The reason for the outrage is because Louisiana College was going to appoint, Timothy Johnson who is the son-in-law Mack Ford and Thelma Ford of New Bethany.

Timothy Johnson has been fired from Louisiana College.  Interesting that he’s playing the victim.

Timmy boy is alleging he was fired due to whistle-blower at Louisiana College.

It is too bad Timothy Johnson didn’t have the guts to “call the law as he promised if New Bethany were to reopen.

His father-in-law, Mack Ford  is alleged to have physically abused and raped girls for four (4) decades.

No whistle-blowing then, Timmy, huh?

 

Mack Ford is far more prolific alleged child sex abuser than Jerry Sandusky.

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Student Turned Staff

In Child Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Mack Ford, New Bethany Home for Girls, Sexual Abuse on November 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm

September 2013

After the girl became a staff member, she had absolute authority, as second in command, over a select group of girls, the trip-girls.

A victim of Child Sexual Abuse said, “At the age of 13, the “girl-turned staff” had sex with me. I didn’t fight her and enjoyed the attention, so I don’t consider what we did as sexual abuse because I enjoyed the experience.”

“I am in a struggle and do not know what to do! Previously, several other Survivors of New Bethany said the girl-turned -staff had sexual relationships with them, and with other girls of varying ages. I heard that the girl-turned-staff had sexual relationships with girls close to her age but with a few tweenies. Although the NB students hold the girl-turned-staff in high regard, she presently works with young girls, in a capacity similar to when she was at New Bethany.”

“My first impulse was to contact the authorities but I do not know her address or phone number.”

What if the girl-turned staff, continues her history of not reporting sexual acts perpetrated by adults, such as Mack Ford, with minors? I have no way of knowing if she is against pedophile acts because she refuses to report that she has direct personal knowledge of Mack Ford molesting several girls at a time.

What would YOU do?

Feel free to ask further questions or share what you, as a parent, would do in this situation, since the Victim is now in a position of authority with absolute control of numerous young girls.

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