(Please see evidence of the abuse I endured in the youtube video and press releases on CNN iReport)
I recently came to know that Dean West was identified as crazy by the US Air Force way back in the late 80s. He was actually in custody, under arrest for months, before he was discharged, and allegedly he was given a general discharge instead of dishonorable and the political favor was granted. He then went on to abuse many, many women. No kidding. There literally are police reports all over the country referring to him and three different restraining orders in place against him at this time.
The DV laws were put in place at a time when the idea and image of the stalker husband was a marketing tool of the DV community. "Men who want to desperately hang on are the ones to fear most." Shelter services expanded and Civil Orders of Protection became seen as a way to prevent that kind of violence. That is the stereotype still prevalent today, and when an abuser and the victim separate, the authorities tend to treat the situation as if they have accomplished one of their primary goals, keeping the peace. I can understand why that stereotype was used as a marketing tool by the DV community, having been a teenager in the 70s who watched the societal norms begin to change change regarding monogamy. Today, however, people change partners much more than they used to. Divorce and remarriage rates went way up since most DV laws were put into place. Internet dating has led to an increase in interstate abuse cases. The domestic violence laws, as they are applied now, do NOT deal effectively with with serial abusers. Dean West has a definite MO. He moves on to the next victim while the last is catching her breath. With the new information I have about his history as a serial abuser, I know that his use of new relationships to get out of accountability for abusing the previous partner began over 20 years ago when he used a relationship with a woman to get out of consequences for his behavior in the Air Force. He might have been forced to get help if that had not occurred. At least society would not have afforded him a job reference which enabled him to find work as easily as he did. He later used his second wife to get out of the charges against him in North Star Borough in Alaska. He used me to get out of charges Kathy Warren was asking for in December 2007. He used Kathy Warren to get out of charges for brutally beating me, sexually assaulting me and attempting to murder me in March of 2008. He played Kathy and I at the same time in fall of 08 when I believe, he attempted to murder me by tricking me into giving up everything and moving to Tucson. I believe he wanted me to kill myself and later, just a couple of months later, he wanted me to come back to him and I did. He had rendered me homeless and dependent, and I didn't want to live anymore at that point anyway. I went to live in Illinois for about 3 months and endured much physical and emotional abuse. Ahh, but there were the hugs, the cuddling, the nightly movie watching in bed in his arms. There was the "How's my baby?" when he came in the door at night from work. He called me pet names: "my little lamb," "my Robin blanket." He is an abuser who can shower you with attention and kick you in the head, literally, within the same few hours. When I finally had the strength to leave, I reported the last abusive incident to the police. Dean was on probation. The Sangamon County Prosecutor did nothing! They later told my former attorney that there was too much paperwork confusing the situation. I have 4 inches of documents in this case, and because of the stress related to dealing with this and my everyday duties, I haven't even finished preparing it. However, many documents had been sent to the Assistant Attorney General over Charitable trusts which show Dean to be a shady character and a law breaker. Much evidence exists as to his MO of using a "new" relationship against the old victim, even before I gave them more evicence of that this last week. Detective Oaks of the Springfield PD was informed of the Illinois State Police Internet Crimes Unit's extensive background check way back in Spring of 2008. The detective never even ordered the file from them. I am preparing for the annulment case based on fraud coming up in Geauga County Court and the documents are overwhelming to me. I can see why a prosecutor would shy away from paperwork. However, a prosecutor gets paid to deal with that. I told them all that as I prepare for this case in Ohio, I will scan everything on to discs, partly because the cost of ink and paper is too much for me.
This man took my whole life from me. Why did I become a primary target for the severe psychological and physical abuse I endured? I believe that part of the reason was he knew my own personal values and dreams included my being a submissive Christian wife. He tried to kill me, not only in March 2008, but in the fall of 2008 when he conned me into sending him my debit card, as the "spiritual wife" who was supposed to "trust and obey." He then shifted his plans, in sociopathic style and decided that there was a deeper purse he could raid so he tricked me into giving up all my household goods accumulated over more than a decade and my brand new car and my financial security. I found an apartment for us in Tucson Arizona, a place I never even wanted to live, because I loved him. And then he tricked me into writing a letter to set myself up. I have said to the police and the prosecutor that his cell phone record would prove the extent of our contact and phone relationship at that time. The Sangamon County prosecutor just does not seem to care. I have filed a discrimination charge against them because I truly believe that my life didn't matter to them because they consider me an "untouchable." They didn't care what my life was like before this man, who has a LONG history of getting away with abusing women, was like. The assistant prosecutor wrote me a letter which contained lies in response to my going over her head.
Here is a sample of what you might write to your Rep. and/or Senators below. It is an actual letter written by a friend of mine whose name and location have been removed:
Dear Congressman Pascrell:
I recently wrote you concerning the case of Robin West vs. Dean West, her ex-husband and a serial abuser and con man. A(now)single woman, she is primary care-giver for her two young granddaughters.
She was beaten and conned out of her life savings by Dean West, who has been married three times since 2007 and is working on at least one more new victim right now. She has been having much difficulty with the authorities in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, who seem to be blowing her off callously.
In particular, despite the reams of evidence she has provided, the Illinois authorities have refused to move on it, claiming that the evidence she provided was not "probative", as if it were her responsibility to make the case for them. To the contrary, "probativeness" is for a judge and jury to decide; the standard for starting a police investigation is plausibility, which her evidence certainly is.
In my opinion, the authorities are just trying to avoid dealing with a complex case, and are thereby enabling a heartless psychopath(with all that term implies). I am a (removed by Robin West) native and have voted for you in every one of your elections. I would be much obliged if you would contact the appropriate representative from Illinois and Robin's representative from Ohio, Steve La Tourette, let them know of your interest in this case, and encourage Cong. La Tourette to have a member of his staff interview Robin West, so that she may finally get a fair hearing.
Her phone is 440-285-2648; address is 384 Karen Dr., Chardon, Ohio, 44024.
Thank you very much for your attention. Please be assured of my continued support.
(removed by Robin West)
(QUALIFICATION: The people discussed on this blog are or have been supposed directors of what have been purported to be charitable foundations, The Myria Foundation, and The Encyclopedia Foundation and so are public figures subject to public scrutiny of their character. I was a duped into becoming involved, first as a "director" of The Encyclopedia Foundation and then as a "Founding Director" of The Myria Foundation, verifiable with the Illinois Secretary of State's office. I paid for the incorporation of The Myria Foundation and I have a legal right to discuss this. This is MY life, and I am a witness to crimes no one seems to want to do anything about. I have over 2 inches of documents and hours of wav. files to back me up and the alleged illegal behaviors here have been reported to the Attorney General's office in Illinois as well as the State's Attorney of Sangamon County and the Springfield Police, and are part of various court records. It is my layman's opinion that Dean West is a sociopath, based on observed and documented behaviors. He is on probation right now for resisting a peace officer and I know there is a warrant out for him violating the RO of one of his net victims in Paterson, New Jersey and to the best of my knowledge there is a warrant out of South Dakota right now also. Any questions? Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 440-285-2648. Google "Kathleen Callahan and Ambien" for links with information showing Kathleen Callahan is a public figure. My friend Janet Makinen was involved in that suit as well and you can see her involvement if you google her name with Ambien.)
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