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Re: Diamond Ranch Academy
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2009, 07:32:49 AM »
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Re: Diamond Ranch Academy
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2012, 01:22:54 AM »
From Yelp.com

Quote from: "Eric M. - American Canyon, CA - 4/8/2010"
I am on the fence with this one right now. My ex-wife and parents wanted to send our son to DRA. I was not 100% on board. As, time went on I have seen a change in our son, during the parent calls he never says anything bad about DRA and seems to be improving. At first he was very rebellious about being there, then changed his whole attitude. Well he just went back after a home visit. Seems he is afraid to say anything bad about DRA so as not to be 'Owned' That is taken down physically by staff. Also, seems he has learned to accept and go along with the program after realizing it was the only real way to fight and get out of there. Resisting and they fail your weeks and you stay there longer, go along even through the motions and you get to go home sooner. All the Mentors who are students tell the new arrivals just go along with it, it is the way out. He actually seems a bit scared to go back. He has 6 weeks to go, yet got in a lot of trouble when he went back for not having the same shoes on when he left. The shoes he was wearing were wore out with holes in them so he got a new pair while at home. Really questioning finishing or not. What else is he not supossed to tell us? all calls and letters are monitored.
Quote from: "Eric M. - American Canyon, CA - Updated - 12/13/2010"
Son is home now.. I will change my review from 1 star to 2. It was quite an experience for him and for us. The first months back he was a new person. I got the feeling he was afraid to not be. Now he has settled in. He has relasped a bit here and there. Not sure if this was the best thing for him or not. Next time I think we will save the boat load of cash and instead send him off to some cult in the desert to be brainwashed... oh wait maybe that is what happened...
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Re: Diamond Ranch Academy
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2013, 11:19:39 PM »
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I thank the Lord Jesus, for tools he allowed in my path that gave me what I needed to survive an insane growing up life, where, today, I can hold my head up with the dignity that only Christ can authentically give. If some one severs you from the causes to your behavior and FORCES new behaviors that have no grounding/anchoring causes in your authentic soul, then, you have become brainwashed to be what someone else said you are. You have been cut off from who you really are. If you cannot find the cause to the behavior, maybe the effect you have has no real grounds, maybe you do not yet know your own soul. It could be someone has robbed you of your self and tricked you into buying into a false personality totally. A person with no self cannot surrender to Christ, it is only a SELF that has the authentic power of surrender to the only Sovereign there is: Jesus Christ who is Lord. amen.

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Re: Diamond Ranch Academy
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2013, 11:20:53 PM »
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http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/paris_jackson_to_enrol_at_boarding_tinz0ZskPN9uadkiWx65UP

so sad!


Paris Jackson, Michael Jacksons daughter to be enrolled in Diamond Ranch Academy. Said they did not feel she was "ready to go home" ... i have heard that one before!
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I thank the Lord Jesus, for tools he allowed in my path that gave me what I needed to survive an insane growing up life, where, today, I can hold my head up with the dignity that only Christ can authentically give. If some one severs you from the causes to your behavior and FORCES new behaviors that have no grounding/anchoring causes in your authentic soul, then, you have become brainwashed to be what someone else said you are. You have been cut off from who you really are. If you cannot find the cause to the behavior, maybe the effect you have has no real grounds, maybe you do not yet know your own soul. It could be someone has robbed you of your self and tricked you into buying into a false personality totally. A person with no self cannot surrender to Christ, it is only a SELF that has the authentic power of surrender to the only Sovereign there is: Jesus Christ who is Lord. amen.

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Re: Diamond Ranch Academy
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2013, 01:15:47 AM »
I have mentioned this in another thread. It is time for a lot of blogs to put Diamond Ranch Academy into the spotlight. I don't know if it helped Victoria, but why not give it another try? At some point the outside pressure will be too much,

Also - where is the new campus? It is located next to "Sand Hollow Road" in Hurricane according to documents, but I cannot find it on Google Maps, Bing Maps or any other map.
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Re: Diamond Ranch Academy
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2013, 03:11:51 PM »
The Osmond's are friends with the owner, Rob Dias. Marie sent her son there and he later committed suicide. I would not be surprise to learn that Dr Drew made this referral. I wonder if the JW family knows that they will be sending Paris to Mormons, that she will be given The Book of Mormon and subjected to their dogma.

2006 Marie Osmond (Miracle Network Founder) wins "Anasazi Foundation's Turn of Peace Award'
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5938&hilit=diamond&start=30#p217965

2007- Osmond sent son, Michael Blosil, to program- Diamond Ranch Academy, run by friend Rob Dias. He was reported to have long-term depression, but it was also stated that his parents had a problem with his sexual preference. After program he legally changed his last name and then committed suicide.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=20399&p=241317&hilit=osmond#p241317
Bryce Zundel - President & CFO
Rob Dias - Founder/Owner
Sheri Dias- Executive Director
Maurie Simons - Admissions Director

Dias has connections with Sojourn Wilderness.
Dias is an ex Exec Director of Melaleca MLM

2010- Marie's son commits suicide
http://www.tmz.com/2010/02/27/marie-osm ... el-blosil/

2009- resident James Shirey dies in Sick Bay- another needless death due to medical negligence.
http://wiki.fornits.com/index.php?title ... ch_Academy

2012 Schofield interviews DRA survivor, Alex about his experience there. Addresses 'thank you' letters to parents for sending them to DRA required to progress.
On the death of Shirey. One of 2 friends Alex had there. Specifics on what happened. Was vomitting the night before- excessively and had a high fever.
Staff made him get off his bunk and clean it up while he was still vomiting. Staff gave him a citation for using too many paper towels.
No medical attention until the morning. Made him do morning chores, saw Med staff after breakfast.
http://www.latalkradio.com/Players/Bipolar-031812.shtml

Troubled Programs News on Drew's endorsement of DRA
http://news.troubledprograms.com/dr-dre ... treatment/
On Shirey's death.
http://news.troubledprograms.com/jim-shirey/

CAFETY - The (Re-Education of Dr Drew) -Violations of Patients Rights
http://www.cafety.org/our-voices/diamond-ranch-academy
Open letter re Dr Drew promo of DRA
http://wwaspsurvivors.com/dr-drew-endor ... treatment/

Heal Online DRA
http://www.heal-online.org/diamond.htm

DRA Survivors Site- Dr Drew endorses DRA
http://drasurvivors.com/
Survivor Testimony- everyone given The Book of Mormon
http://safeteenschools.org/images/anon_ ... 8-2009.txt
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Diamond Ranch Academy teacher arrested
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2015, 02:18:54 AM »
Latest news:

Quote from: The St. George News
Hundreds of images found, man charged with 12 felonies for child sex crimes
by Carin Miller, The St. George News, September 10 2015

CEDAR CITY – After a lengthy investigation between the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Cedar City Police Department, a Cedar City man, who is an employee at a local troubled youth school, was arrested Sept. 3 and charged with two first-degree felony counts of aggravated child sexual abuse and 10 second-degree felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Since his arrest, the man has posted bond and been released from jail.

When 32-year-old Chad Ryan Huntsman was taken into custody, Cedar City Police Lt. Darin Adams said, he was allegedly in possession of pornographic digital images of multiple children, including one he knew personally.

Some of the images that were seized as evidence depicted Huntsman committing sexual acts with a 3-year-old child, Adams said. It was for those images that Huntsman incurred the aggravated child sexual abuse charges.

“The aggravation comes when there is a position of special trust between the perpetrator and the victim,” Adams said, “and that could include a whole host of different things, from an adoptive parent to a babysitter or a coach, counselor, a doctor or physician, an employer, a stepparent, etc.”

Adams would not disclose Huntsman’s relationship to the child in question in the interest of protecting the child’s identity from the public.

The case took nearly two months of investigative police work before it came to fruition, Adams said, explaining that it was a cooperative effort that began with a tip from the ICAC, which is based in Salt Lake City and specializes in this particular type of criminal investigation.

CCPD has two officers who are affiliated with ICAC and were trained specifically to work these types of cases when they come up, Adams said.

“The tip that we received was possession of child pornography,” he said.

The process for gaining probable cause to arrest someone for these kinds of crimes can be lengthy, Adams said, because of the digital technology involved and the underground nature of the crime.

“It is a difficult crime to discover and it does take time to follow through on, because you’re talking about computer systems and IP addresses and all of these things,” he said.

The crime was first unearthed by an Internet data storage company, which reported it to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on July 6, according to a probable cause statement filed by CCPD in support of Huntsman’s arrest.

The company informed the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children of the dates and times the child abuse material was uploaded to Huntsman’s account, the statement said, along with the IP address that was used for each incident.

Once CCPD receives such a tip, Adams said, they have to follow the lead and acquire as much information as possible to take to the Iron County Attorney’s Office in order to get a probable cause warrant.

A total of 156 images were sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children from Huntsman’s data storage account, and each image was reviewed by the CCPD.

“All 156 images are of nude prepubescent female children being raped by adult men and/or sexually exploited,” the probable cause statement reported.

An in-depth investigation was conducted to locate where the images were being stored, Adams said; interviews were then conducted to help build enough probable cause to be able to seize Huntsman’s equipment for forensic investigation.

During the course of research, the probable cause statement reported, investigators found that one IP address used for downloading child pornography was an iPhone 5c that traced back to Huntsman. Another IP address traced back to his place of employment, Diamond Ranch Academy in Hurricane.

While examining Hunstman’s phone, Cedar City police found “several hundred pictures of child pornography,” according to the statement, which enabled police to take Huntsman in for questioning.

Once at the station, Huntsman reportedly waived his Miranda rights and admitted to both possessing and sharing the explicit child photos found in his possession.

He also admitted to photographing a 3-year-old that was in several of the photos in various stages of nudity and stated there may have been touching involved, according to the statement. Two of the photos showed there was, the statement said.

Though one of the IP addresses traced back to Huntsman’s employer, Diamond Ranch Academy, the Hurricane school issued a press release Wednesday asserting that Huntsman’s misconduct was not in any way related to any students or use of the school’s equipment.

“”DRA is astonished and deeply saddened to hear of the events leading to the arrest of Chad Huntsman,” the press release said. “DRA strives to provide a safe environment for the wellbeing of these youth.”

Diamond Ranch Academy would not comment on the length of Huntsman’s employment with the school nor his role at Diamond Ranch Academy, but the press release stated Huntsman has been placed on a suspended status while an internal investigation is conducted.

The press release said:

DRA holds its employees to the highest legal and ethical standards, which includes national background checks which must be done each year, and employees who violate those standards are subject to disciplinary action, which may include immediate termination.

The children in the other photos were not directly connected to Huntsman, Adams said, and there was no information leading officials to believe Huntsman had distributed any of the images he took of the victim he did know.

Oftentimes in arrests where child pornography is involved, Adams said, those arrested have photos of multiple children in their possession – usually downloaded from underground websites found on the Internet. It is believed that is how Huntsman came to have the images on his computer, he said.

Huntsman was booked into the Iron County Jail but was released Sept. 4 on $100,000 bondable bail, officials said.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.