Andromeda: The Galaxy Next Door.- NASA
“Mercy detached from justice grows unmerciful. ” -C. S. Lewis
For those of you who haven’t heard the remarkable phone conversation of Leanne confronting her abuser and posted at TWW, now is the time to listen. Decades Later, Leanne Kay Confronted Her Abuser and Recorded the Remarkable Conversation.
Ragsdale’s suicide attempt
There has been much that has transpired since that post. Shortly after this post went live, Dural Ragsdale, better known in the online world as Uncle Raggy, allegedly attempted suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. He was transferred to a major medical center and placed in intensive care. Approximately a week later, he was discharged. According to some reports, he went to a rehabilitation center for a short stay and then returned home.
Leanne, Mark Belenchia (A SNAP volunteer who has been supportive of Leanne for the past couple of years) and I made the decision to wait out the situation before posting about the situation.
He survived and is apparently talking publicly…
His Uncle Raggy You Tube Channel was deleted.
Please refer to our original post. As you will see, the videos are no longer active. Some of us, including some perceptive readers of this blog, believed that there was something up with the You Tube channel which presented itself as a place for Uncle Raggy to show off his considerable ukulele talent. He ostensibly helped others to develop their skills. However, there was something *dark* about a number of videos.
However, nothing is lost, if you get my drift….
The Clarion Ledger: Raggy claims Leanne molested him
Sarah Fowler of the Clarion Ledger posted She was 10. The man she says abused her was no stranger. He was like family. This article was on the front page of their printed edition.
The Clarions Ledger refused to use his name because he had not yet been convicted. However, I feel differently since he has willingly discussed the matter and Leanne has identified him by name.
At first, he denied anything happened.
The Clarion Ledger also reached out to the man Kay said abused her. He has not been charged with any crime relating to the accusations and is not being named in this story.
Now 71, he denies the allegations but acknowledges something happened “one time,” though he describes that one time as both an accident and the actions of a “curious” child.
In talking with the Clarion Ledger, parts of his story kept changing. Some details he provided from that time matched Kay’s, nearly word for word.
“I can’t prove I didn’t, but I didn’t,” he said. “There’s no Bill Clinton dress that I did but, god, what a horrible thing to have to say or reference.”
Then, he threw a grenade, claiming that Leanne actually did it to him because she was a *curious* child.
the man said, “it only happened once,” before offering an initial description of the events.
“I woke up with the feeling of warm breath in my very private area because that will wake you up and, when I woke up, I realized that she had her head down there and there did not appear to be anything happening but I could feel the breath,” he said.
“So I reached down and got both of her shoulders and I lifted her to eye level and I said, ‘LeAnne, you know, that can’t be done. You can’t do that, we can’t do that but when you get a little older, like 17, 18, whatever, you’re going to start dating and you’ll find a guy —you guys might do that and you’ll have a lot of fun with it and enjoy it but that’s not something we can do.”
He first said it may have happened on “accident.” Then, he said, it may have happened because the child was “curious.”
While he initially denied intimate physical contact, as he talked, he said it was possible his penis was in the child’s mouth that night.
“It’s a possibility that it may have touched her mouth, I can’t deny that,” he said. The child also may have touched his penis, he said, but he does not remember.
“It could have happened, that’s the thing,” he said. “I’m not saying she’s lying…I’m not calling her a liar
Here is Leanne’s version of the events in the Ledger. Remember. she was 10 years old.
When he came out, he sat on the edge of the couch with Kay. He put her head in his lap.
That’s when the fondling started.
“He did that for a few nights just to get a routine and, I guess, feel out the environment,” Kay said.
Then one night, while he was taking a bath, Kay fell asleep on the hallway couch.
She said she awoke to his penis in her mouth.
“I just froze and pretended like I was asleep,” she said. “There was no other choice.”
She said she was forced to perform oral sex on him night after night, always on the hallway couch after his bath.
He mentioned his suicide attempt to the reporter, curiously saying Leanne would get her payback if he had died.
In March, she shared her account with a blog, naming him, and the news quickly spread in Iuka via social media.
In the wake of the recent public accusations, he said, he attempted to take his own life.
“Hey, if I was dead, then, hey, she’s got the payment,” he said.
is anything being happening on the law enforcement front?
There have been hopeful developments. We will keep TWW readers in the loop.
I want to thank a reader who has been doing some great research into this matter and has sent me some helpful emails that have been forwarded on to Leanne. You are awesome!!! I cannot thank our readers enough for being willing to help me find information about some of the stories I cover. I always send them on with your identifiers deleted (unless you want me to use your names.)