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2006 JUNNY AWARD
Mark Lunsford and Vicki Rios-Martinez shed a tear at the Space Coast Conference on Child Protection. Emotions ran high at the 2006 conference held at the Radisson Resort in Cocoa Beach. Lunsford shared memories of his daughter “Jessie” who was nine when she was murdered by a convicted child-molester. Mrs Martinez’s son suffered a similar fate in 1991 at the age of eleven.
The event was a homecoming for Mr. Lunsford, who had just completed a nationwide campaign to promote the Jessica Lunsford Act. Forty-three states adopted the legislation in some form.
Protect Our Children, Inc. held the conference in order to promote ordinances restricting residence and increasing supervision of registered sex offenders. The measures were soon enacted by every city in Brevard
2007 JUNNY AWARD
Deputy Attorney General Cindy Guerra accepts the 2007 Junny Award on behalf of Attorney General Bill McCullum. The Board of Directors chose McCullum because of his leadership of the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Prosecutorial Team. The program, initiated by Attorney General Charlie Crist, sends teams of specialists across the state, to train sheriff’s investigators in techniques for use in catching internet predators.
2008 JUNNY AWARD
Brevard Attorney George Paulk has worked tirelessly for over twenty years representing local children who are orphaned, neglected, or abandoned. Working through the Guardian ad Litem program, Paulk has represented hundreds of children who are before the court. According to his colleagues, he has never refused to take a case.
Protect Our Children recognizes the thousands of selfless individuals in our community whose work acts to advocate for the safety and well-being of children.
2009 JUNNY AWARD
Florida activist Evin Daly receives the 2009 Junny Award at POC’s Celebration in the Park, November 24, 2009. Daly waged a successful campaign to convince tech Goliath, HP, to stop airing commercials using a song written child-molester Gary Glitter. His organization “One Child International” fights for child victims in two continents.
Mr. Daly is handed the award by Mrs. Vicki Rios-Martinez with husband Junny Sr. beside her. Daughter Jayme is in the foreground left, and daughter Vicki is on the right. The table displays photos of Junny, for whom the park is named.
2010 JUNNY AWARD
All smiles, Special Agent Dan Ogden won the 2010 Junny Award for the Cyber Crime Unit of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Ogden, along with Agent Mike Spadafora apprehended a Micco man who was victimizing teenage girls. William Cicciotto had tricked the teens into sending him nude photos of themselves, via email. After his arrest, police learned that Cicciotto had located the residence of one of his victims and was watching her movements.
(L-R) Kevin Gilliek, Shelly Coyne, Sheriff Grady Judd, Vicki and Junny Rios-Martinez. The Brevard group travelled to Polk County, November 15, to present the annual award. The P.O.C. Board chose the Polk Sheriff’s Office for the stunning performance of their Cyber Crimes Unit during 2010.