Mark McDowell was falsely accused and convicted of a misdemeanor sex offence in 1997, due to the lies of girls in his Art class. He was offered non-sexual offense plea-bargains before the trial, but refused since he was innocent of any wrong doing. Due to a very poor defense attorney appointed by the court and lying of witnesses, he was convicted and sentenced to 90 days (reduced to 60 days for good behavior), and put on 3 years probation. It was court ordered that he need not register as a sex offender past his probationary period. Thus, he is not a registered sex offender. He traveled to S. Korea with the permission of the court to teach English. In 2002 the conviction was dismissed, rendering Mark McDowell to be presently Not-Guilty of the conviction and to suffer no further disability regarding the conviction under as stated in California law.
McDowell taught English in Korea for 10 years without incident. Due to a tipster telling the Korean Immigration Dept. of the conviction, Korean Immigration requested that Mr. McDowell leave the country voluntarily, which he did. He was not deported, nor ordered deported as some reports claim. And, he was never held in detention as the site Evil Unveiled reports below. He entered the Philippines to be with friends, and to attend the graduation ceremony of a Filipina that he had put through nursing school while he taught English in Korea. However, due to the story in Korea spreading, the Philippine Immigration Department detained Mr. McDowell. He then self-deported to U.S. territory.
The Philippine Immigration Dept. Commissioner Marcelino C. Lebanan made up a ridiculous amount of lies about Mr. McDowell in order to justify his detention of him (See Marcelino Lebanan's Detention Center). These lies were published in Philippine newspapers and subsequently those newspapers' Internet sites. The lies included calling him a fugitive, saying he was sentenced to three years in prison, saying he was a parole violator, and worst of all - claiming that he left Korea because a 12 year old Korean boy claimed he was molested by Mr. McDowell. This was all a fabrication by Commissioner Lebanan. Commissioner Marcelino Lebanan, by the way, was not reappointed Immigration Commissioner by the new Philippine President. Mr. McDowell's time in Korea was in fact spotless, and he absolutely was never accused by anyone of any wrong doing of any type. Yet, this evil lie that he molested a boy in Korea is perpetuated on the psycho site Evil Unveiled. So who is evil here?
"I'm one of the kindest people on the face of this earth and everyone who knows me knows that's true" McDowell says. "I have never molested a child, and have absolutely no homosexual interests at all for anyone of any age. The information put out about me on Evil Unveiled is just a pack of lies."
"I put a Filipino girl through nursing school, who is my girlfriend."
Here is the girl - Karen Seniel - proudly standing beside her mother in the Philippines after graduation:
She is now working as a nurse in the mid-East thanks to the efforts of Mark McDowell. In a recent email Karen said, "I got my good career it's because of you, with out you I don't know where am I now.. So I'd like to say Thank you so much for everything" - Karen. May God bless you Karen and may you never have to deal with someone as evil and sick as Cynthia Jean Dale-Harvey.
"I have helped many other Filipinos with gifts of musical equipment and money. I have given away over $50,000 in the past ten years helping people in both South Korea and the Philippines, yet I'm on a site called "Evil-Unveiled"! The only thing evil there are the psychos who put up that demented bullshit site of lies." ~ Mark McDowell
Has Cynthia Jean Dale-Harvey ever done a thing to help a living soul on this Earth? No, she prefers whipping people's backs in her sexual drunken stupors, and spreading a bunch of filthy lies about people when she's not too drunk to type.
Vigilante web sites are run by malicious people who have no lives of their own, so to fill the void of their empty lives, they take the law into their own hands to feel a sense of power. They sometimes catch the bad guy, but since they are unprofessional, and have little or no ethics, they leave a trail of disaster. To put it simply, vigilantes do more harm than good. That's the reason the police have never liked vigilantes much. The vigilantes at Evil Unveiled just claim any idiotic things that suits their twisted minds. Libeling others is the name of their game. Perverted Justice is another such psycho vigilante site, ran by a bunch of amateurs. Yes, "perverted justice" is exactly what their site is all about -- perverting justice.
Evil Unveiled! Oh brother, what juvenile mind came up with that name? You can go to their site and read their lies, but the truth about Mark McDowell is given below:
The lies of "Evil Unveiled" attest to their EVIL
"Mark Joseph McDowell is the owner of a pro-pedophile website called Pedophileophobia.com, (These "insane people" call this obviously anti-pedhysteria site pro-pedophile, though there is absolutely not a single word on the site that supports sexual abuse of children. Being the insane paranoids they are, they see only evidence that supports their broken and twisted minds.) and a former American teacher who was convicted for child molestation. (Of course they don't mention it's called annoy or molest, is only a misdemeanor, only involved a pat on a knee and the shaking of a hand, and was legally overturned in 2002 rendering me to be "not-guilty." Naturally, their delusional minds won't allow them to admit the truth that I was falsely convicted, as shown below:
People v. Thompson [253 Cal.Rptr. *567 states:
“Ordinarily, the annoyance or molestation which is forbidden is not concerned with the state of mind of the child’ but it is the objectionable acts of defendant which constitute the offense, and if his conduct is so lewd or obscene that the normal person would unhesitatingly be irritated by it, such conduct would annoy or molest within the purview of that statute. The court went on to find the record before it presented no evidence which supported a finding the defendant committed an act which was objectionable or which would unhesitatingly irritate a normal person. As a result, the court distinguished People v. McNair.”
CALJIC No. 16.441 provides: “As used in the foregoing instruction, the words ‘annoy’ and ‘molest’ are synonymous and mean to disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to vex; to trouble; to irk; or to offend. ‘Conduct which is so lewd that a normal person would unhesitatingly be disturbed or irritated by it, is conduct which would annoy or molest within the law stated to you’”
People v. Levesque [35 Cal.App.4th 530]:
In People v. Wallace (1992) 11 Cal.App.4th 568 [14 Cal.Rptr.2d 67], the court held this definition of a lewd act is erroneous. The Wallace
court opined that if a lewd act is defined as "any touching" with the requisite intent, a defendant could be convicted based on a "touching"
which, viewed independently from the defendant's intent, appears totally innocuous. The court concluded that the touching itself must be lewd, otherwise a defendant "could be convicted for his or her thoughts, regardless of his or her deeds." (Id. at pp. 578-579.) The Wallace court
proposed that a lewd act instead be defined as, "any touching of a body of the child which to an objectively reasonable person is sexually indecent or tends to arouse sexual desire." (Id. at p. 579, origin
A pat on a knee or the shaking of a hand are certainly not described by the above, such acts are neither annoying nor lewd, particularly since the student (Karina Bernal) ask me to tough her leg, so she could get a dollar, and even went out bragging afterwards. The second student, Maria Favela, who responded to Bernal's bragging, later hounded me all during class and kept sticking her hand out, so I just reached out and shook her hand before giving her the dollar; is that annoying or lewd? No!
Maria Favela telling about Karina’s bragging taken from police tapes:
“And then, ah, yesterday ah cuz my friend Karina she got two dollars out of him cuz there were these girls saying ‘I’ll let you touch my leg if you give me a dollar.’
‘I’ll let you touch me, too!’ [meaning what Karina Bernal said] and he touched her and then she said, ‘Ok, for that you owe me a dollar.’ And then, umm, the I donno but this is what she told me, that the second time, umm, I don’t know her other name, but the one with the long hair [referring to Irene Hernandez] she put his hand on her on her leg, but I’m not sure if that’s true.” There was no conviction in the case of Irene Hernandez.
This is not molestation, this is horseplay being initiated by the girls themselves. It was neither annoying, nor lewd.
"Until recently, Mark McDowell had been working in South Korea as an ESL professor at a university; (And quite successfully with the highest of recommendations) ..he had also been teaching English to children at various different facilities ... (They pretend there is something wrong or illegal about me working as a university professor at a private university and working at children's camps when asked to do so.)
In 1996, as a new teacher at a middle school in Los Angeles County, California, Mark McDowell couldn’t keep his hands off his students long enough to make it through his first year in the classroom. By February of 1997, complaints had already been made about Mark McDowell sexually harassing girls in his classes; (The complaints were complete lies and several of the students apologized afterwards. For example one complaint was that I showed the X-Rated 1995 movie "Showgirls" while it was actually just "Independence Day." It was a conspiracy and I was told so by students.) by May of 1997 he was paying girls in his class a dollar to let him touch them. (Another delusional lie of Evil Unveiled; the girls were the ones making the offer, as shown above taken from police tapes, to let me touch their legs in exchange for a dollar.)
These incidents led to Mark McDowell being arrested for molesting six of his 12-year-old female students, charges that included sexual battery (The sexual battery charge was made by a special ed. student who was angry I sent her to the Dean's office. Her allegations that I touched her "butt" were complete lies and there was no conviction in her case.) and annoy/molest of a child under 14. McDowell was subsequently convicted for three of the counts; fired (I was not fired, I resigned) and stripped of his teaching credentials (That's mandatory for anyone convicted of a sex related crime); and served six of a nine month jail sentence. Some of the victims later filed and won a civil suit against the Los Angeles School District. (The students did not win, a settlement was made out of court; the suit against me was subsequently dismissed. One of the students where there was a conviction didn't even bother to participate because she knew the conviction was ridiculous, and other girls who were not even part of the criminal proceedings joined in for the civil lawsuit to cash in, though their allegations were complete lies.)
Before his arrest, Mark McDowell had been very interested in a 15-year-old athlete - writing her letters, asking her mother for permission to photograph her, (Why would someone need permission to photograph a world renowned athlete who performs in public all of the time? How stupid these people are! The "athlete" was Dominique Moceanu who was extremely popular at the time, winning a gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics. I had a Master's Degree in Fine Art Photography, and the photos sold on Ebay with the proceeds going to help an indigent grandmother of another girl who was interested in Dominique. I did not ask permission to photograph Dominique, but simply sent a letter to her home in Texas saying what a fine role-model she was for girls, and Dominique's mother was so impressed with the letter that she called me personally to thank me for the comments and advised me of her daughter's pending performance in Los Angeles where I could see her perform in person if I wanted.) and posting web pages about her that were supposedly co-created by two different teenage girls. (Oh gee, that's supposed to be wrong? I made a website with a couple of teenaged girls about a teenaged gold medalist gymnast, and these imbeciles have a problem with that!) On one of these websites, McDowell claimed to be corresponding with at least one 15-year-old girl named Emily; calling her his "email friend" and saying that he'd been communicating with her since she was 13. (Yeah, Emily was the main girl who I made the website with. Gee, I called her an "e-mail friend" how incriminating! If these loons see something wrong in any of that, they are obviously quite perverted themselves. I continued my correspondence with Emily through her college years. We were in fact good email friends, and I very much enjoyed building the site about Dominique Moceanu with her. There was never a word of a sexual nature between us. Apparently Cynthia Jean Dale-Harvey can't stand it if other people just do something enjoyable, if one is an adult and one is a teenager.)
After his release from jail, instead of learning from all this, McDowell went on to create a website called Pedophileophobia.com. (Yes, because it's very much needed; these comments of Evil Unveiled more than prove that.) The site contains pro-pedophile propaganda from individuals such as Lindsay Ashford, (Who is Lindsay Ashford? If this person is on my site, it's only because he said something that fights hysteria. I don't post comments that support sexual relations with children) along with rants from McDowell complaining that his molestation convictions are wrong and that sex offender laws are unfair (in his opinion). (In my opinion??? Many people feel sex offender laws are unfair, and there have been several articles in the Economist Magazine saying so as well:
www.economist.com/node/14165460 - CachedYou +1'd this publicly. Undo6 Aug 2009 – America's sex-offender laws are the strictest of any rich democracy. Convicted rapists and child-molesters are given long prison sentences.)
He uses the term "pedophileophobia" to describe concerns about sexual predators (No, I use the term Pedophilophobia to describe an irrational fear of sex acts against children. Not everyone who gets convicted of a sex crime against a child is a predator. The much much bigger problem is non-sexual abuse by parents. For every child who is sexually abused, seven are non-sexually abused by their own parents. Their statement just shows how sophomorically ignorant they really are. I suppose I'm a predator too due to a pat on a knee, and because I built a website about a teenaged gymnastic star.) and says efforts to protect children are "hysteria". (Where do I say efforts to protect children are hysteria? Show me the quote! No such comment is posted on my site. They can't make real libelous claims, so they put words in the mouths of whom they attack. Of course people have the right to protect their children, but they don't have the right to lie, mislead, overreact, be hysterical, and destroy lives of countless thousands of people to get to the few that do pose a real danger. Even the expert witness for the prosecution at my trial stated I pose no particular threat to the community.)
McDowell's lack of remorse is beyond glaringly obvious - he blames the victims, calling them liars and/or crazy; (Which they were) alternates between saying nothing happened (I never said "nothing happened," I have posted many details of what happened.) and saying that whatever happened was all the victims’ fault; and that most child molestation is really not even harmful anyway. (What happened was the girl's doing, and a pat on a knee, and the shaking of a hand are hardly harmful, and nowhere on my site do I say "most child molestation is not even really harmful anyway." I said what happened in my classroom was not harmful and many things that people do are not real molestation, but just horseplay. I also said that all children get molested a little by someone and grow up to perfectly fine - except of course for Cynthia Jean Dale-Harvey, who instead of getting over her own childhood molestation from her stepmother, decided to become a professional victim. Real molestation, overtly sexual acts, can be harmful and should be punished.)
Mark McDowell also found a way to get himself back in the classroom (They mean found a way to keep surviving, since teaching is all I know) – he moved to South Korea and began working as an English teacher at the university level. By doing so, he avoided any criminal background checks for foreign teachers (These people are such complete liars. I worked at universities long before criminal background checks were required in Korea. I worked at universities because I have a Master's Degree and prefer to work at universities and don't really like teaching children as much as university students. These imbeciles avoid trying to explain just why is it that if I wanted to molest children, why was I working at universities instead of at schools for children?) as he was not ‘officially’ working with young kids. However, [Subject] had indeed been teaching children in various Korean locations; including classes at the BCM Academy in Seoul and also giving "English lessons" to young girls (and young boys) in Nam Won. (During times I did work with children, the children loved me as did their parents; and I was always requested to return. It's ordinary for all teachers to sometimes work summer and winter camps with children, everyone does it. Was I supposed to refuse when asked?)
Mark McDowell ESL resource website includes a section that features resumes of teachers who are seeking foreign jobs. One of the resumes posted is that of John Mark Karr, (Now this is really getting insane. I didn't post it for him. I wasn't offering him a job. Anyone has a right to post a job on a public forum.) the man who confessed to and was arrested for the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey (but subsequently released because his DNA did not match the DNA evidence taken from the crime scene). (These loons at Evil Unveiled are really scraping the bottom of the barrel now. John Mark Karr had the right to post his resume, just like any other human being. I don't screen anyone. Anyone can go to my site, or any other site, and post his resume. Even the degenerate Cynthia Jean Dale-Harvey herself can post her resume on my site if she likes.)
After learning that Mark McDowell was a convicted child molester and working as a teacher in South Korea, Evil Unveiled volunteers contacted U.S. and Korean authorities, (This is a lie, what happened was that a tipster in Korea, a mentally ill friend, by the name of Won Sub Lee, became angry simply because I wanted to eat at a fast-food restaurant, while he didn't, so he contacted Immigration who did their own investigation and requested an FBI check from the Embassy in Seoul. This is all clearly documented in paperwork shown to me, and later verified to me again when I contact the FBI in Seoul myself.) who responded immediately and placed McDowell in detention (Another lie. I was never placed in detention at any time by Korean authorities.) and under deportation review. (I was simply requested to leave or face deportation hearings. I therefore Ieft on my own accord, so as to not have to endure months of deportation hearings while not being allowed to work. I regret having done that now. I should have stayed and fought for what was right. Not remaining and fighting was one of the biggest mistakes of my life.) According to news reports, a 12-year-old boy also came forward to Korean authorities and filed a complaint that McDowell had abused him. (According to news report in the Philippines of comments made by the corrupt Immigration Commissioner Marcelino C. Lebanan, but not in any way true. No boy in Korea ever made any complaints against me, and I cannot think of anything more repugnant than what these allegations suggest. Anyone who knows me, knows that I have no homosexual interests and have no sexual interests in boys. Korean authorities stated no complaints were ever made by any boy, or girl for that matter. This lie was propagated by the corrupt Philippine Immigration Commissioner Marcelino C. Lebanan to justify his own actions against me. Every single sentence in the Philippine news reports, where this statement was taken, was an absolute lie.)
Rather than wait for the 30-day review period, (I was told it could take several months.) McDowell chose to leave Korea immediately and traveled to the Philippines; (Yes, to attend my fiancée's graduation from nursing school in Davao, which I did not get to do.) U.S. authorities then alerted Philippine immigration officials, who arrested McDowell in February 2009 and blacklisted him from the entire country (according to news reports). (Yes, and U.S. authorities then tried to reverse the damage by twice reporting to the Philippine Immigration authorities they made a mistake and that my conviction had been dismissed years earlier) As of July 2009, [McDowell's current location is unconfirmed; (As if I'm a wanted fugitive ... I'm not wanted by anyone, and no law enforcement agency is trying to confirm my location.) however, there is no question that he is dangerous to any children he comes in contact with, (Oh really! Here's a message I recently received for my 62nd birthday from a female student I taught years ago in Korea:
Mark!!! i'm so sorry that I missed your birthday .. :( Happy be-lated birthday Mark !! hope you had a great one yesterday. How have you been? I miss you sooo much!!!!
Does this sound like a girl who felt endangered by me? Cynthia Jean Dale-Harvey makes her claim based only on evidence of a 16 year old misdemeanor conviction, that was reversed in 2002, and with no complaints what-so-ever since the time of the conviction in 1997. The worst thing Harvey can say about me was that I once gave a pat on a girl's knee who wanted me to do it, built a website for a teen Olympic gold medalist, and put up an anti-pedhysteria website called Pedophilophobia.com, to try to help people who are being victimized by sex abuse fanatics like Cynthia Jean Dale-Harvey.) regardless of what country they are in. (Children, as well as their parents, have always loved me and considered me to be a good teacher and a good friend to their children.)
Any children being cared for by the Evil-Unveiled.com staff members who wrote this trash should be removed from them immediately for their own protection. I ask you in all seriousness, would you want your child to be around someone like Cynthia Jean Dale-Harvey?