Man arrested for brutal murder of toddler tells judge: “I have to work. So, if I could avoid jail, that’d be great.”


IOSCO COUNTY, MI – Straight from the “you can’t make this stuff up” section of the news, a 31-year-old Michigan man told an Alcona County judge that he needs to be released from jail, because…well, he is supposed to be starting a new job.

Instead, the judge, Laura A. Frawley, denied bond and he will be held until his next appearance on August 3, 2022.

Aaron Joseph Trout was arrested last Friday on one count of murder. He is suspected of beating a two-year-old girl to death.

While authorities have not revealed the relationship between Trout, the girl, or her mother, they were able to confirm that Trout is not the girl’s father.

A woman was dropped off at MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena Friday morning seeking medical treatment for the little girl.

Iosco County Prosecutor Tom Weichel that they believe that Trout dropped the woman and the child at the hospital and then left the area.

While an autopsy remains to be performed, Weichel told the Alpena News that they believe the toddler sustained the fatal injuries a few days prior to her arrival at the hospital.

After determining the address of where the girl lived, Trout was identified as a suspect.

According to Michigan State Police, the suspect was located and taken into custody in Alcona County following a coordinated effort of members of Michigan State Police Alpena Post, Michigan State Police West Branch Post, Alcona Sheriff’s Office, Oscoda Township Police Department, U.S. Forest Service, Michigan DNR conservation offers, and members of the Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team.

Judge Frawley provided her reasoning for denying bond for the suspect. She cited his previous history with “criminal assault, resisting police, failing to appear in court, and substance abuse,” as reported by Fox News.

She also told him he is prohibited from using the internet while he is locked up and cannot contact the family of the victim. He will be allowed to make phone calls as he requests and receives permission.

The coverage by the Alpena News sheds a little more light on the circumstances surrounding the little girl’s tragic death.

Apparently, rumors began circulating that there may have been an active shooter at the facility because they activated a lockdown.

“The Alpena hospital went into lockdown — with only patients with standing appointments and staff displaying ID allowed to enter — at about 10 a.m. Friday.

Police said no active shooter ever entered the hospital, despite rumors to the contrary. Police did not otherwise specify the cause of the lockdown or whether they had advised hospital administrators to take safety precautions.”

The paper also reported that the charge levied against Trout, who appeared via video conference, was first-degree murder charge, as her death occurred during “the perpetration of, or during an attempt to perpetrate, first-degree child abuse.”

Per Michigan law, to be eligible for a first-degree designation, the suspect must have knowingly or intentionally caused serious physical or mental harm to the child.

Should Trout be convicted on that charge, he will be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

The details of this story are still developing. We will continue to follow it and provide updates as they become available.

For a different type of child abuse aimed at 2-year-olds, we invite you to


“Drag Queen Story Hour” for 2-year-olds is real: woke story time is coming to a library near your family

The editorial comments in this article are the opinions of the author.

STILLWATER, OK –During Oklahoma State University’s Pride 2022 events on-campus, local drag queens read woke books to young children during Drag Queen Story Hour for children 2-10 about inclusion and acceptance.

According to the Pride 2022 website,

Artists Ami Rhetto and Olivia Lycan will read two books highlighting inclusion and acceptance.

We will also be feature rainbow crafts to continue celebrations surrounding OSU’s LGBTQ+ Pride. 

The books featured will be Red A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall and Speak Up by Miranda Paul.

Story time will take place at 11:30 AM, then again at 1 PM.

Crafts will be ongoing from 11 AM to 2 PM.

All ages are welcome to join on the fun.

Drag Queen Story Hour for children is gaining popularity across the country.


Democrat Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney is a strong supporter of the events and is endorsing them online.

The Congresswoman Tweeted,

NYC’s next generation are getting a well rounded education about LGBTQ+ issues and gender identity.”

Critics of the Congresswoman’s backing of drag story hour, whom she refers to as bigots, are voicing concern over her support of the grooming of children.

According to the Drag Queen Story Hour website,

“Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores.

DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.

In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.”

During the month of August, at the Seattle, Washington Museum of Pop Culture, children from the ages of 12-18 can enroll in Drag-tastic Summer Camp: The Art of Drag.

The website states,

“Calling all current and future kings and queens!

Explore self-expression in MoPOP’s week-long, drag-tastic summer camp!

Led by Seattle performer Joshua Hancock, you’ll investigate drag history and work together with local artists to create your own personas.

You’ll choose your name, explore hair and makeup techniques, and develop your character’s stage presence.

At the end of the week, celebrate your new drag personas with a private showcase!”


A museum spokesperson commented to Fox News that,

“We celebrate creativity with all members of our community as a core part of our mission.

Like any other arts enrichment program, we are proud to offer an opportunity for young people to use drag to explore self-expression through creating characters and performances that express and uplift their unique identities.”

The woke agenda continues to ban books and cancel valuable educational content that students need to know.

Yet, former educators like Congresswoman Maloney support a “well-rounded” education only if it encourages a leftist agenda that includes things such as Drag Story Time for young children.

Like others with political power, she is working to ensure that they push the leftist agenda further and destroy the education system.

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