Friday, July 13, 2012

Charges and an Arrest

I received word today that charges were pressed this afternoon. My ex-husband, James Christmas, was indicted by a federal grand jury and arrested for possession of child pornography, including images with "sexually explicit conduct."

My understanding is that he was immediately released with an ankle bracelet to monitor his movements. A trial date has not yet been set, but is likely to be several months out.

I have received conflicting information about some of the additional details. When I receive clarification, I will pass along what I know.

***deep breaths***

xo




43 comments:

  1. omigod. I don't know how to feel. How are are YOU?

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    1. Happy, relieved, scared, frustrated, confused. In my opinion we are now less safe and will be until he goes to trial. But at least it's movement. xo

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  2. **taking deep breaths with you**

    You can has Action. One step further in the right direction. Thank. Freaking. Heaven.

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  3. Halle-fucking-lujiah indeed!!

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  4. So glad to hear that things are moving forward. Stay safe.
    Love, hugs and positive energy !
    Me

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  5. Thinking of you. What a journey, and you've still got a while to go xxx

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    1. So true, but at least I can see the end of the road from here. x

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  6. It always helps when things move along.

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  7. I agree with My Mummy Daze, such a wonderful step in the right direction but still a bit of a journey ahead. Thinking of you xx

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  8. K, keep safe, he will be a wounded bull at the moment. It is great news that he has been charged, it will be better news when he is in jail where he belongs.

    I know you are not working and moving around might be putting a strain on you financially, if there is anything I can do to help out with that, just email me and let me know and I will send you what I can to help out. xxx

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    1. Kakka, you are so incredibly sweet and thoughtful. We are okay for now. Much love xx

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  9. Ditto. What Kakka said. We're here. X

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    1. You have been beside me all along. I love you for it. Thank you. xo

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  10. Movement is scary when if it means you are less safe. But, were you ever really safe before, or was it just an illusion of safety? One think that I am learning is that the most anxious, terrifying place to live is in the Uncertain Zone. What do I do? What is going to happen? It is so much easier when decisions are made, things start rolling. It is like going to an amusement park. The worst thing isn't all of the walking. It is the standing in line for the rides. The incessant standing. It is exhausting. So... you know him well enough to be even more on guard now. This is good. Things are happening. This is better. You can stop standing and start walking. So.Much.Better.And.Finally.

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    1. That's a good analogy. I do feel like I can finally see the light at the end now. x

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  11. Well, it's something. It is movement. It's a shame it does not mean safety. How frustrating that there is nothing that can be done to keep you safe.

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    1. There's plenty that could be done, it just hasn't. And yes,it's very frustrating. x

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  12. It's a step. Maybe not the defined stride you were looking for but a step in the right direction and hopefully a jog will break out in this direction soon.

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    1. How about a full-on run? That would be nice. x

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  13. :) Freeing isn't it? xx Stay alert, stick your guns.

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    1. You know what's sad? I have trouble remembering what it feels like to be free. I actually tried to conjure up the feeling the other day, to imagine what it would feel like when this was finally over, and I couldn't!

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  14. Breathing out after reading this... You have some relief I see but keeping safe is paramount. Hugs from Australia xx

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  15. The wheels of justice move so slowly don't they? I am finally glad you can take that deep breath. Peace.

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    1. They sure do, but at least they're moving faster at the federal level!

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  16. Thinking of you Kristen as always. Stay strong.

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  17. Did you happen to find out if he lost his job? I can't imagine any employer wanting someone like that working for them. So happy for you
    and your kids to finally get some kind of relief.

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    1. I don't know. This all happened Friday afternoon. x

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  18. i hope this nightmare is coming to an end for you.

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    1. I can at least see the light at the end of the tunnel now. Thanks x

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  19. About time. Just a pity justice is such a tortoise while injustice is a hare.

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  20. Can you get a restraining order/intervention order against him now?

    *hugs*

    Feel free to email if you need to.

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    1. Hey Bri, I already have one. It protects us as much as a piece of paper can. x

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  21. Kristin - will be your bodyguard with BB and WW any time, you know that. The bastard will get what's coming to him in due course.
    I know it sounds trite, but I am total believer in people getting their 'just desserts'. His are long overdue already, and in spades.

    LCM x

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    1. Well, I'm a big believer in karma (and fairness) so I think we're on the same page. Ultimately, I don't believe anyone gets a free pass to abuse others. Eventually, it comes back round on them. And bring on the bodyguards! I need some training buddies. x

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  22. It's progress and a step in the right direction. Take care x

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  23. You must be feeling so overwhelmed right now. Is there anything we can do to help you through this?

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    1. Oh Glow, you're such a sweetheart. Just having the support and encouragement I get here and on FB is really helpful. Thank you x

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