Missing Va. Girl Alive, Man In Custody

Missing Va. Girl Alive, Man In Custody

There are 1436 comments on the FoxNews.com story from Dec 10, 2010, titled Missing Va. Girl Alive, Man In Custody. In it, FoxNews.com reports that:

Brittany Mae Smith, 12, of Virginia was found unharmed Dec. 10, four days after her mother was found dead.

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country

Bristol, VA

#382 Dec 18, 2010
There are enough drama here for a TV show. No one has the real fact but the police department. We will hear those facts soon, until we do,we shouldn't be the judge and jury.
AICBond

Amherstburg, Canada

#383 Dec 18, 2010
va_tazdad wrote:
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I keep repeating myself in the hope that it finally sinks in. The father didn't have custody.
That is not to say he was not involved. You have no proof that he was not involved (as in facts sport). You have disputed and denigrated his parenting skills with your posts yet have shown nothing to back up your spew.
The courts are not always interested in hearing the complaints about "he said, she said" issues. Last time a buddy of mine attempted to file with the courts they made him wait 3 months and then the ex-wife got it delayed another month after that. Ended up the court denied his request. The courts have control, not the father as you seem unable to understand.
Grow up, wake up and smell the coffee. You don't know jack, but continue to spew your crap denigrating the father. Post the facts to back up your hate filled spews.
I doubt you have any!
The baptist church minister of Bennie Smith said the father had JOINT custody. That means he had EQUAL say in what happened in his daughters life. Minister also says child went to church with the father when she visited father,(and that he baptized her) and last time she visited
was early fall. It is now Christmas time. What does that tell you? This father spent too much time praying and not enough time being active in his daughters life, so that she was easy prey for a pedophile. Furthermore, since Brittany's father was LE , she should have "trusted" the police to rescue/take care of her, and she did not.
AICBond

Amherstburg, Canada

#384 Dec 18, 2010
yougottabekiddingme64 wrote:
Let's blame everyone for this tragedy accept the POS child predator. Most everyone on this topic wants to blame Mom, Dad, or the 12 year old child. What a bunch of BS. We can all sit back and Monday morning quarterback this all we want. The fact remains that a 32 year old man took advantage of a 12 year old.
No matter how old that 12 year old acted, dressed, or thought how mature she was; the fact remains that she was only 12. Britney may have thought she was in love and more grown then she really is, she probably thinks that she is in love with this 32 year old man. In reality when she gets much older she will realize that she was molested and taken advantage of and not in love.
That being said IF she had anything to do with moms demise, she should suffer the consequences of her actions as she should know right from wrong. Just what those consequences should be will depend on the totality of the circumstances of her mothers death.
People can blame mom for moving the POS in with her all they want. Mom paid for her mistake with her life. People can try and blame dad for not "being there" for his daughter all they want. Dad will second guess himself for years to come.
People can blame Britney for not escaping when she had the chance all they want. I know the Elizabeth Smart case and this case are two different things. Elizabeth was taken in the middle of the night by someone that worked for a short time at her home (I guess mom is to blame for her kidnapping since she brought Immanuel home to do some work around the house) by the standards of most people on hear. Elizabeth had opportunities to escape her captors but did not. Britney lived in the same house with this 32 yr. old and knew him. Yes she was "comfortable" with him, we do not know what she knew and when she knew it. Adults can and due have influence over children (even when the adult is not around). I have read conflicting accounts of the situation at the Safeway store in California. One account has Easley no where around, another account has Easley outside and not far from Britney. Two "eye witnesses" to an event can and often due see very different things.
Lets let LE do there jobs and gather information. No Easley has not been charged with mom's murder, but he has been the only named "person of interest" (suspect in LE terms) for mom's death. LE has NOT named Britney as a "person of interest" in her mothers death at this time.
Hey, I totally blame the POS pedophile. BUT if the parents were doing their job, the pedophile would not have had such easy access to their daughter!!! Face it, parents need to be alert, and not stupidly expect God (in case of daddy) to protect child.
Why was a 12 year old allowed to be "petted" by a pedophile in sight of all family members? Get real, yes they need to take part of the blame! Police should have been called right then and there, never mind saving face!(OR the bunch of them could have tied him up and handed him over to police) They all saw him molesting the child!!!!!!!!!!
AICBond

Amherstburg, Canada

#385 Dec 18, 2010
Looks like the daddy of Brittany Smith spent a LOT of time PRAYING and EATING! How much time did he spend with his daughter? He had JOINT custody. He could have had her half of the time if he wanted to. So, do not give me tears now. Man up and be a father for a change.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#386 Dec 18, 2010
AICBond wrote:
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Hey, I totally blame the POS pedophile. BUT if the parents were doing their job, the pedophile would not have had such easy access to their daughter!!! Face it, parents need to be alert, and not stupidly expect God (in case of daddy) to protect child.
Why was a 12 year old allowed to be "petted" by a pedophile in sight of all family members? Get real, yes they need to take part of the blame! Police should have been called right then and there, never mind saving face!(OR the bunch of them could have tied him up and handed him over to police) They all saw him molesting the child!!!!!!!!!!
All of your posts blame the father not the POS predator. Apparently you live in a bubble and fantasy world where every Adult is perfect. There are enough coulda, woulda, shoulda to go around. Those that witnessed this "petting" are kicking themselves in the hind parts for not taking action. Hindsight is 20/20. You sir/mam need to "get real" and come down off of your greater than thou attitude and live in the real world. A lot of things could have and should have been done differently then what they were.

As for your Comment that daddy was expecting god to protect his child; that is your opinion and interpretation of what you have read. You are entitled to your opinion as everyone else on hear is, it does not mean that your (or my) opinion is right.

You or I have no idea what the father has or hasn't done concerning his daughter. In my opinion the predator is mostly at fault in this situation. Coulda, woulda, shoulda mom, dad, and other family members done things differently; yes they probably should have. As I said before mom paid for her mistake with her life and dad is probably kicking his self over and over.

Society needs to stop blaming victims for the crimes that criminals commit. No matter what the story is people always blame victims for what happens to them.

Apparently you AICBond have never ever done something (whatever that may be) and reflected back on it and thought if I had it to do over again I would do it differently. What a burden that must be to be so perfect and never make a mistake in life.
imeanreally

United States

#387 Dec 18, 2010
Sorry guys, Especially vatazdad! Just an FYI.. The smartest most intelligent people value everyone's opinions and can have an intelligent conversation without bashing another for their "opinion". In this cause there is a lot of hear say and little facts. As in most of bad\vatazdad posts you claim to be right all the time and can not have an adult discussion with anyone one any of these topixs on this site. You continue to call people stupid and also love to correct their grammar. Frankly, this says a lot about you and your personality. Is life that bad for you? As I have said before I'm sure its a case of short man syndrome!! If you want to continue to participate on "discussion" forums, learn to state your fact about the topix and the topix only. I'm really tried of filtering through you putting down everyone's opinions. You know what they say about opinions "right", I'm sure you do cause u know everything. While the rest of the world sits stupid..... As u perceive, why don't you try to come out of your bubble and try to live with the rest of the world!
Cletus Yokel

Potomac, MD

#388 Dec 18, 2010
anybody going to the memorial service today? Has the girl been on FB or Myspace since she's been back? Any new pics of her?
Advocate

Charlotte Court House, VA

#389 Dec 18, 2010
Thank goodness for prayer. The incident with the child could happen to anyone. One friend of mine says that much of what is on the internet leads to incidents like this. I will wait for facts instead of condemning anyone.
AICBond

Amherstburg, Canada

#390 Dec 18, 2010
yougottabekiddingme64 wrote:
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All of your posts blame the father not the POS predator.******(((NOT TRUE. I blame the POS!!Make no mistake about that))(I also blame the father, yes I do) Apparently you live in a bubble and fantasy world where every Adult is perfect.*********No bubble here, I have just finished saying the adults are NOT perfect and need to protect their children more, and KNOW what thier children are doing))There are enough coulda, woulda, shoulda to go around. Those that witnessed this "petting" are kicking themselves in the hind parts for not taking action. Hindsight is 20/20. You sir/mam need to "get real" and come down off of your greater than thou attitude and live in the real world.*********In the real world adults should take responsibility for the children, and not be mamby pamby about it. THEY are the parents in this REAL world of crime against children....the peeps here saw what was happening and did nothing. NO ONE protected this child!!NO ONE, not the Social Services, not the pastor, not the momma or the daddy.))))
A lot of things could have and should have been done differently then what they were.******Yes, while the church was busy babtising the child and making sure she was born again, etc, they ALSO should have been teaching about this REAL world you like to talk about, where predators are taking more and more advantage of children. Preach some about that Pastor!!!))))***
As for your Comment that daddy was expecting god to protect his child; that is your opinion and interpretation of what you have read.((((he said so himself, does not need much interpretation when you hear his own words, does it? He is STILL expecting God to get her over this and be a 12 year old again!!! HIS OWN words....maybey she would respect her daddy more if he were to man up and be a daddy and scare away the BAD guys for a change, instead of spending all his time eating and praying!!!*****
You are entitled to your opinion as everyone else on hear is, it does not mean that your (or my) opinion is right.
You or I have no idea what the father has or hasn't done concerning his daughter. In my opinion the predator is mostly at fault in this situation.*****We agree on this!!!! definetely!!)))Coulda, woulda, shoulda mom, dad, and other family members done things differently; yes they probably should have. As I said before mom paid for her mistake with her life and dad is probably kicking his self over and over.(((no, he is praying) his words********
Society needs to stop blaming victims for the crimes that criminals commit.((((agreed)******No matter what the story is people always blame victims for what happens to them.*****( I do not blame the victims***)
Apparently you AICBond have never ever done something (whatever that may be) and reflected back on it and thought if I had it to do over again I would do it differently. What a burden that must be to be so perfect and never make a mistake in life.****can't think of anything offhand, but will let you know if something comes to mind, if that is any help to you...*******
*********Sarcasm will not change this situation. I am merely trying to point out to all fathers and moms to take notice of what your children are doing, and if ANYONE sees a perp treating a child in some wierd manner, to knock him over the head with something.....a frying pan would do!!!!!
AICBond

Amherstburg, Canada

#391 Dec 18, 2010
Advocate wrote:
Thank goodness for prayer. The incident with the child could happen to anyone. One friend of mine says that much of what is on the internet leads to incidents like this. I will wait for facts instead of condemning anyone.
Apparently this child was recently baptised and therefor "born again". She attended church. What seems to be missing here is "life lessons" Perhaps the church needs to step up to the plate and speak of the dangers on the net and teach the children about life! The incident with the child could not "happen" to anyone. It happens to children who are unsupervised on the internet, who are allowed to do as they please, and who are put in bad situations by moms moving their pedophile boyfriends into the house then not believing the children when they complain.
justsayin

Waterloo, Canada

#392 Dec 18, 2010
AICBond wrote:
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Apparently this child was recently baptised and therefor "born again". She attended church. What seems to be missing here is "life lessons" Perhaps the church needs to step up to the plate and speak of the dangers on the net and teach the children about life! The incident with the child could not "happen" to anyone. It happens to children who are unsupervised on the internet, who are allowed to do as they please, and who are put in bad situations by moms moving their pedophile boyfriends into the house then not believing the children when they complain.
You are a blind, naïve person. Even the most observant and involved parents have had things similar to this happen to their children. Stop putting the blame on all these people that you know nothing about and then tell everyone else to get their facts straight. Oh and btw, you had mentioned that the girl hadn't been to visit her father since early fall.....did it occur to you that this was HER choice? She is 12 and in a lot of states you can decide for yourself at that age which parent to spend the majority of your time with. That's how old I was when I got to start having a choice. Spare us your assumptions because unless you are a relative or close friend of the family then you know nothing more than the rest of us

“Hello”

Since: Nov 09

Virginia

#393 Dec 18, 2010
justsayin wrote:
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As far as who the "dumbazz" is, that would be you. They do not have to wait to get him back to VA to place the charges. If they had enough evidence to charge him they could go ahead and do it but considering they haven't I'm assuming they need more evidence. Now, once they get him back to VA, interrogate him and collect more. Evidence they may go ahead and charge him but if they had all they needed at this time then they can go ahead and place charges. Also, I don't know who you think you are talking to but I don't know you so I don't know how you came to the conclusion I was emotional?? So once again I say to you, if you are going to be a smart @ss then have something smart to say
He'll be indicted for murder care to make a bet????Then if you loose I'll say sorry and if you lose you are a dumbazz!
AICBond

Amherstburg, Canada

#394 Dec 18, 2010
justsayin wrote:
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You are a blind, naïve person. Even the most observant and involved parents have had things similar to this happen to their children. Stop putting the blame on all these people that you know nothing about and then tell everyone else to get their facts straight. Oh and btw, you had mentioned that the girl hadn't been to visit her father since early fall.....did it occur to you that this was HER choice? She is 12 and in a lot of states you can decide for yourself at that age which parent to spend the majority of your time with. That's how old I was when I got to start having a choice. Spare us your assumptions because unless you are a relative or close friend of the family then you know nothing more than the rest of us
OK, you have a point there. It may have been her choice. BUT, ask yourself why would she make this choice?
AICBond

Amherstburg, Canada

#395 Dec 18, 2010
justsayin wrote:
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You are a blind, naïve person. Even the most observant and involved parents have had things similar to this happen to their children. Stop putting the blame on all these people that you know nothing about and then tell everyone else to get their facts straight. Oh and btw, you had mentioned that the girl hadn't been to visit her father since early fall.....did it occur to you that this was HER choice? She is 12 and in a lot of states you can decide for yourself at that age which parent to spend the majority of your time with. That's how old I was when I got to start having a choice. Spare us your assumptions because unless you are a relative or close friend of the family then you know nothing more than the rest of us
Justsayin, I appreciate your point of view and agree with you to some extent, but I think the most observant and involved parents do NOT allow a 12 year old to be surfing the net UNLESS they are in the room with them. PERIOD! It is just asking for trouble. Predators are waiting for them! They look at everything the child does on the net.
AICBond

Amherstburg, Canada

#396 Dec 18, 2010
justsayin wrote:
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You are a blind, naïve person. Even the most observant and involved parents have had things similar to this happen to their children. Stop putting the blame on all these people that you know nothing about and then tell everyone else to get their facts straight. Oh and btw, you had mentioned that the girl hadn't been to visit her father since early fall.....did it occur to you that this was HER choice? She is 12 and in a lot of states you can decide for yourself at that age which parent to spend the majority of your time with. That's how old I was when I got to start having a choice. Spare us your assumptions because unless you are a relative or close friend of the family then you know nothing more than the rest of us
I KNOW that a 12 year old girl who has a loving daddy in her life does not have to go looking for a daddy in a pedophile!!! That much I do know!!!!
momma

Murfreesboro, TN

#397 Dec 18, 2010
AICBond wrote:
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Justsayin, I appreciate your point of view and agree with you to some extent, but I think the most observant and involved parents do NOT allow a 12 year old to be surfing the net UNLESS they are in the room with them. PERIOD! It is just asking for trouble. Predators are waiting for them! They look at everything the child does on the net.
I know my 12 year old isn't online unless I"m in the room with her, and even then I will go back and check her facebook and email. I just don't get why if the extended family noticed things that seemed off, even a clerk at the local gas station noticed the touchy feely couple why more wasn't report(if a grown man was touchy feely with a child I would be calling the police asap, in my store and why her own parents (both the mother and the father (I am assuming with joint custody and him being a police officer he would see the signs) but defiantly the mother...As parents it is your responsibility to protect your kids, no matter what...boo hoo on being a single mom I have been one for 12 years and yes I get lonely sometimes but not lonely enough to go online and potentially meet some freak...Even when I have dated, It was atleast 6-8 months into a relationship before the guy would meet my children..This story should be a warning...TO mothers, fathers and their children.
justsayin

Waterloo, Canada

#398 Dec 18, 2010
AICBond wrote:
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Justsayin, I appreciate your point of view and agree with you to some extent, but I think the most observant and involved parents do NOT allow a 12 year old to be surfing the net UNLESS they are in the room with them. PERIOD! It is just asking for trouble. Predators are waiting for them! They look at everything the child does on the net.
What does her being on the internet have to do with jack squat? She isn't the one that met the guy online. Her mother did! The more you rant and rave the more ignorant u seem.

Since: Jul 10

Glen Allen, VA

#399 Dec 18, 2010
Duffman69 wrote:
<quoted text>He'll be indicted for murder care to make a bet????Then if you loose I'll say sorry and if you lose you are a dumbazz!
Try a re-read???? That is definately the wrong medicine for you?!?!?!?

Since: Jul 10

Glen Allen, VA

#400 Dec 18, 2010
Definitely a LOSER!!
justsayin

Waterloo, Canada

#401 Dec 18, 2010
AICBond wrote:
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OK, you have a point there. It may have been her choice. BUT, ask yourself why would she make this choice?
Well let's see.....I guess I didn't go to my moms much because I didn't feel like she LOVED me enough or cared about me.......or maybe I just chose to stay with my dad because he let me do pretty much whatever i wanted. I can tell ya right now.....my mom was involved plenty but as an adolescent I was more concerned with running around with my buddies. Use your head. Not every action a person does is connected to not having enough attention as a child. If that was the case then one might think that YOU weren't given enough attention as a child considering you are trying so hard for it now.

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