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Law laws surround child kidnapping, molestation, and abuse: examining Anderson

In April, 1999, Anderson was sent back to prison on a parole revocation for having allegedly abducted a woman from a bar in Santa Clara County. After serving one month for that kidnapping offense, he was ordered free May 17, 1999. December 9, 1999, Xiana Fairchild was kidnapped while on her way to school.

In August, 2000 Midsi Sanchez was kidnapped and raped by Anderson. She was handcuffed in the front seat of his car and repeatedly molested for two days. She escaped by stealing his keys from the ignition, unlocking her chains and flagging down a passing truck driver. She hopped on the step-up of the truck and dove through the window. She was returned to her parents in time for her eighth birthday party. Prior to the Vallejo girl's escape, Anderson was not considered a suspect in the kidnapping of Midsi Sanchez or Xiana Fairchild. Before he kidnapped Xiana, he met with her twice, once by promising her a trip to Disneyland. According to the Associated Press, Anderson stated that Xiana stayed in his apartment in San Jose for two weeks.

Richard Allen Davis was on parole when he abducted Polly Klaas. He had kidnapped several women at knifepoint. At no time was Davis interviewed prior to his arrest, which occurred after items of Polly Klaas' clothing were found at Pythian Road. When these items were discovered the Sonoma Deputy Sheriffs were forced to reveal that they had detained Davis within an hour or two after the kidnap, and then let him go.

It is our lax law that surrounds the parole system and protects sex offenders and creates a breeding ground for child kidnappers and abusers in California.

It is imperative that change in the law be presented to our legislators. A predator who is allowed to walk our streets after being convicted is a blatant lashing at our society. Parents in most families work full time, protect their children through dependable day care, and yet are afraid to let their children play in their own front yards.

We pay our taxes in good faith, hoping the legislators are making competent decisions about how our money is being spent. Why do we spend more money in California on the thirty-two maximum security prisons than we do on our university system? Why do we employ, with our tax dollars, attorneys and judges to defend the worst offenders known to man, child molesters and murderers? Furthermore, why are thousands of these evil criminals being released into our society to repetitively destroy our children?

If you are interested in changing the lax laws pertaining to child kidnappers, molesters or murderers, please contact: The Woman's Voice at or write to P. O. Box 11604, Pleasanton, CA, 94588.

Our hope is to help enact rigid law that incarcerates child molesters and murderers permanently.

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Our children, the holidays & uniting as Americans

By Shannon Haley, Publisher, The Woman's Voice

As the holiday season approaches, there is always a need for closeness with family and friends. With terrorist torment in our country and trauma among our children, it is even more important to unite as family and as a society. We need to connect with our politicians and express our concerns. It has been eight years since the conception of The Woman's Voice. During this time we have witnessed challenging changes in domestic violence law. There has been positive change for families, (especially women and children) who suffer in violent, abusive environments.

Our publication is a forum for you to voice your concerns and know that they will be heard by attentive congress representatives such as San Jose Congress member Zoe Lofgren, Palo Alto Congress member Anna Eshoo, San Jose County Supervisor Blanca Alvarado, and many more local representatives that do care.

In our experience of interviewing these women we have discovered that they are personable, and caring and will respond to concerns of the people.

Now more than ever, we need to pull together and care for our children and be influential in helping to make positive change. Since the tragedy of September 11, there has been extraordinary unity among Americans. Thousands of people are showing in their own special way that they do care about what happens to our country.

I would like to thank each advertiser and writer that has contributed to our publication in the year 2001. We have been fortunate to have such writers such as Sharon Sebastian, television script writer and author of Backside of Nowhere, Ellen Schwartz, Contra Costa County congress candidate 1995 and author of Taking Back our Lives in The Age of Corporate Dominance, Kiki Powers, health and fitness expert and writer, Ameena Gier, M. A., Karin L. Walker, local feature writer, Naomi Judd, entertainer, author, Debbie Reynolds, speaker actress and many more.

A special thanks to our advertisers in the year 2001. The following have made it possible to bring The Woman's Voice to you. Wells Fargo Bank, Concord, John Petrie; Union Bank of California, Santa Clara County; Remax Accord, San Ramon, Toni Lane; Medical Weight Management,Los Gatos and Walnut Creek; Prudential Securities, Walnut Creek, Emily Bassman; Boss Physique, Los Gatos; Genes Market, Pleasanton; Whole Foods, all locations South Bay and East Bay; Democratic Activists for Women Now, Santa Clara County; Valley Care Hospital, Pleasanton; Inns of America, Milpitas; Shelley Hansen, Child Behavior Counselor, Walnut Creek; James Bourne-Dalton M.A., Walnut Creek; and all who contributed to our publication.

Jeanine Harms (continued)

Jeanine Harms went out to meet some friends on July 27, 2001. It was a Friday night, and she had planned to meet Alex Wilson at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Campbell. She met Wilson at the California Café in Los Gatos a short time before.

Jeanine did not show up for a date with Alex Wilson approximately two weeks before. "I am going to go meet him because he has been bugging me," Jeanine told her parents. Jeanine was talking about Alex Wilson. Jeanine told friends and her parents that she didn't like Wilson because he was pushy and called her constantly. Jeanine stated that she had to tell him she did not want to associate with him. "I am going to go to let him know I am not interested," Jeanine said. Wilson admitted to police he was with Jeanine the night of her disappearance.
"She was non-confrontational, she did not like anger or harsh words." She did not see bad in people. She wanted to see Wilson in person to tell him not to bother her anymore, Mrs. Sanchez said. "My oldest son was visiting from Maryland that week. Jeanine went with the family to OJ's for dinner in San Jose on the Tuesday before the Friday she disappeared. When she didn't show up for the family BBQ on Saturday morning, July 28, I called her at her apartment and unlike her, she didn't return the call. She just never showed up. In my husband's mind, she is gone and this will not bring her back. I have to find her," Mrs. Sanchez said.

Janice Burnam has been a best friend with Jeanine Harms since 1973. They met when they were freshmen in high school. According to Burnam, "Jeanine met Alex at The California Café in Los Gatos. Jeanine was giving her telephone number to a man in the same group that Alex was in, and Alex grabbed the number and kept it. She stood Wilson up two weeks before she disappeared," Burnam said. Maurice Nasmeh, who Jeanine met while waiting for Wilson to show up at the Rock Bottom Brewery told police he socialized with Jeanine that evening until 10:00 then bought beer and went to her apartment and drank the beer for two hours. However, no beer bottles were found at the apartment. Nasmeh stated he took all the beer bottles with him when he left the apartment. The police will not release information regarding moved furniture and missing items that were taken from Jeanine's apartment the night she disappeared. Burnam states that one of the pieces of furniture could have been used to take Jeanine's body out of the apartment.

These are some of the issues which concern Burnam. To assist the investigation to move forward, she has contacted a psychic in Campbell.

Sergeant Kerry Harris of the Los Gatos Police Department is supervising the investigation on the Jeanine Harms case. "Steve Wapole is the assigned detective working full time on the case," Harris said. "At this point we are continuing to interview individuals to find disparity in their stories. Alex Wilson and Maurice Nasmeh were both with Jeanine the night she disappeared." According to Alex Wilson, he left Jeanine with Nasmeh at 10:00 that evening and went home. "We feel that she has fallen victim to foul play," Harris said.

In terms of the department's efforts to solve the case, Mr. Harris reported, "The missing report on Jeanine Harms came in at 12:01 at noon, July 30, 2002. The entire district attorney crime scene department immediately began working on the case. Getting the search warrants and examining forensic evidence all consumes investigation time," Harris said. The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department is currently going back over witnesses and evidence. In addition, we are also reviewing original statements given by Alex Wilson and Maurice Nasmeh. Harris reported that he also is helping the family by participating in fundraisers and keeping the case in the media.

Wilson and Nasmeh both stated that Wilson declined an invitation by Jeanine to come to her apartment. Wilson stated that he left Jeanine and Nasmeh at approximately 10:00 the night she disappeared. Shortly after making statements, Nasmeh and Wilson became uncooperative with the police. They both have lawyers and appear to be avoiding the police and investigation. For more information on the case, go to

If anyone has information about this case, please contact the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department at (408) 354-8600.

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