In June 2012, Mechille Searles left this rock we live on before she could receive justice for the multiple rapes Mack Ford committed on her as a tender teenage girl. See THIS POST
Mack Ford is alleged to have physically abused and raped girls for four (4) decades.
The Editorial Board of Chucklestravels is determined to show what Tim Johnson allowed to occur for that last decade New Bethany Girls home in Arcadia Louisiana. Tim chose not to “call the law“ as he promised if New Bethany were to reopen.
We could think of no better way than to just post the words of a few New Bethany Survivors speak for themselves.
Simone Jones comment
“Timothy Johnson and his wife Robbie (Ford) Johnson have stood behind Mack Ford for years. They took it upon themselves to remove the young girl who had recorded Ford assaulting her. Also after this girl was removed several other children were interviewed by Thelma Ford (Macks wife) and Nora Carter (dorm mother). He had been sexually abusing MANY of the children during that time (He had been sexually abusing children since the 70s) They promised the girls that Ford was gone and could no longer harm them.
This was the time that Ford jumped out of the bushes, with a GUN, and threatened to kill everyone there, and also threatened to burn the place down. Here he was, the very man that had been assaulting many, running around like a crazed lunatic. What a horrific thing for any child to have to witness.
Sure the children went home, but it wasn’t long before many of the same children, as well as a whole new group of children came to the home and it was open and running again.
Had Timothy and Robbie Johnson kept their word and called the authorities, we wouldn’t have a whole separate decade of survivors from the New Bethany home.
I am wondering HOW Timothy Johnson even became employed at LC? In a recent conversation with an employee of the college he stated that he had never heard of New Bethany? 4 decades of abuse in every form, DHS closing down the Louisiana boys home for abuse, another New Bethany home opened in South Carolina that was also closed for abuse (that Timothy Johnson defended), lawsuits that would make the normal persons skin crawl, and countless survivors of New Bethany speaking out. Yet, he never heard of New Bethany? I find that very hard to believe.
I hope the young men and ladies at LC are alright. I hope they know that there are thousands of us out here that are willing to help them, willing to stand beside them, willing to comfort them, and are willing to fight for them.
And Timothy and Robbie (Ford) Johnson, if you are reading this, SHAME ON YOU! You could have saved thousands of children from the claws of Mack Ford and New Bethany. I am sure that God looks down on you and weeps.”
Buried Secrets Revealed states
For decades the Survivors of New Bethany, have been called liars anytime they have tried to speak out bout the abuse they endured, while under the care of Mack and Thelma Ford and their NB Staff. Timothy Johnson was given information that supported these allegations,
(a cassette tape made by one of the victims)
instead of protecting the children, he chose to protect his father in law Mack Ford.
Now Mr. Johnson is being considered for appointment of Louisiana College President.
Please tell me if Mr. Johnson would cover up information showing his father in law to be a pedophile and child abuser, what else might he cover up?
This whole thing makes me sick to my stomach.
Stand Up Against Institutional Abuse, Stop the Mayham!!!
I was reading the LC president’s statement and this stood out… “even if we stand alone, we will stand for what is right.”
For decades, many of us felt we stood alone. For decades, I thought I was the only sex abuse victim of Mack Ford. That was a lonely place to live in the playground of my mind. I thought the sex abuse had to be my fault because I thought no one else experienced the same and preachers, including my own father, deemed me dishonest.
People who know me are aware that I can’t lie worth squat, so why bother? Mechille’s greatest fear was that Mack Ford would die before she could obtain justice for crimes perpetrated against her.
Now, to realize that if Timothy Johnson or his wife, Roberta Ford, had kept Timothy’s word, Mechille would not have been returned to the arms of her rapist!
Mechille would likely be sitting nearby doing the happy-dance had Timothy Johnson stayed true to his word. Johnson’s personal awareness of Mack’s proclivity for raping and molesting girls did not cause him to stir and Mechille’s blood is on Johnson’s and Ford’s hands!
Timothy, “You are a direct cause for two children growing up without their mommy! Did your silence have a pay-off and was your inaction worth all the pain generated over the following decade?”
So Mechille, this one’s for you baby girl! I will keep on sharing what you told me in confidence because I know we were going public but you passed away two days before our planned outing to media and the filing of a lawsuit against Mack W. Ford, and every minion who remained silent, knowing MF was molesting children’s bodies and minds at New Bethany.
I’m glad that I do not stand alone, and that I know I was not alone, and that I never have to feel so horribly alone again.
- Mack Ford is far more prolific alleged child sex abuser than Jerry Sandusky.
- Bienville Parish Sheriff Department what’s the deal?
- Bienville Parish District Attorney WHY didn’t you prosecute?
- Federal Bureau of Investigation why didn’t you follow-up when it was reported that Mack Ford raped girls across state lines?
- It’s not too late. Some New Bethany Survivors who allege being raped by Mack Ford, Statute of Limitations has NOT expired!