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  • The story of Moira Greyland (guest post)

    07/24/2015 2:39:26 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 29 replies ^ | 7/23/2015 | Moira Greyland
    I was born into a family of famous gay pagan authors in the late Sixties. My mother was Marion Zimmer Bradley, and my father was Walter Breen. Between them, they wrote over 100 books: my mother wrote science fiction and fantasy (Mists of Avalon), and my father wrote books on numismatics: he was a coin expert.
  • Rabbi accused of molestation caught on video in questionable act

    06/23/2015 5:05:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies ^ | Jun 22, 2015 6: | wsvn
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Surveillance video has surfaced that may show a South Florida rabbi accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl, giving a parent an envelope believed to contain money to stay quiet over the entire ordeal. The video, taken from a Miami Beach restaurant, appears to show a man who witnesses identified as Rabbi Steve Karro, sitting next to a woman and handing her an envelope. The woman's child, according to Miami Beach Police, was molested by Karro. They said he kissed the girl on the neck and touched her backside. A closer look at the video...
  • Don't Buy the Same-Sex Marriage Tidal Wave Illusion

    06/22/2015 1:00:17 PM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    FRC ^ | June 19, 2015. | Cathy Ruse
    If same-sex marriage comes to America, it will not be because Americans asked for it. In the last 15 years the question was put to the people in nearly every state of the union. Even in liberal states like California, even on ballots in purely democratic primaries, the people voted overwhelmingly to keep the definition of marriage unchanged. Gay activists were confident going into many of these contests because the polls promised them big wins. Yet when people stepped into the ballot box, man-woman marriage won. Polls are one thing. Polling places are another. We live in an age where...
  • Pedophiles Off The Hook?

    06/06/2015 7:59:09 AM PDT · by snowcloud · 59 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 060515 | Leigh Bravo
    In this day and age of social media and technology, we have all been made more aware of sexual predators and their actions than ever before. The question remains, do we still believe that sex with children is a crime, or are we now giving a pass to pedophiles in the name of sexual freedom? Recently, all over the news and social media, ad nauseam, has been the story of the Duggars. This was a case of sexual abuse of 5 underage victims by Josh Duggar, when he was a teenager. The press had no issues with the questionable release...
  • Video: Sister of alleged Dennis Hastert victim goes public

    06/05/2015 6:46:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It took 20 years for Jolene Reinboldt to have anyone take her story seriously. After her brother Steve died of AIDS in 1995, she was shocked to see Dennis Hastert, her brother’s teacher and coach in high school, show up for the viewing. She followed Hastert out to the parking lot and told him she knew his secret, and then tried for years to get law enforcement and news agencies to investigate it, all to no avail. Two weeks ago, though, the FBI came calling and wanted to hear her story for themselves as part of an investigation into...
  • Duggar parents preparing to answer questions in Fox interview

    05/30/2015 11:30:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 153 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/30/2015 | Brian Stelter
    The parents of the famous Duggar family will answer questions about the Josh Duggar molestation scandal in an interview on Fox News this week. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will speak with Fox anchor Megyn Kelly at their home in Arkansas, and the interview will air on Kelly's 9 p.m. program on Wednesday, Fox announced on Saturday. Josh Duggar and the other children on the family's reality show "19 Kids and Counting" will apparently not be a part of the interview.
  • Huckabee backs Josh Duggar, slams those ‘sensationalizing’ molestation allegations

    05/22/2015 1:14:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    A day after Josh Duggar apologized amid allegations that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee criticized “those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins.” “Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable,’ ” Huckabee said in a statement posted on Facebook Friday. “He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his...
  • To Those Celebrating Josh Duggar's Fall: Congratulations. You Still Lose.

    05/22/2015 11:56:44 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 69 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/22/15 | Steve Berman
    [caption id="attachment_1211" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Image credit: Washington Post[/caption] Many people have been hoping for this day for years.  The day when the Duggars fell.  Today they got their wish. By “the Duggars” I mean any member of the Duggar extended family—the ones “as seen on TV” in their hit show “19 Kids and Counting.”  And by “fell” I mean not just dipping below the sainted status conveyed by their television persona, but really falling in a public, humiliating and tragic way. Josh Duggar publicly confessed that accusations of his being investigated for child abuse 12 years ago are true. "Twelve...
  • ‘19 Kids and Counting’ pulled from TLC lineup

    05/22/2015 11:04:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 267 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | Derrick Bryson Taylor
    Prepare to say goodbye to TLC show “19 Kids and Counting.” The family-centric reality show is being pulled from the network’s TV schedule one day after Josh Duggar issued an apology following molestation allegations, Page Six has learned. It’s unclear if the network has made any permanent decisions regarding the show’s future but information about the show remains on the network’s site as of Friday.
  • Dad Who Beat Child Molester Responds Perfectly To Sentencing

    04/09/2015 11:49:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 34 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 8, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    As TruthRevolt previously reported, a Florida man walked in his home to find 18-year-old babysitter Raymond Frolander in the act of molesting his 11-year-old son. Seeing Frolander with his pants around his ankles, the father knew what was happening and beat him unconscious before dialing 9-1-1. After Frolander was sentenced to 25 years in prison this past Thursday, the father told the press: He’s going to learn in the next 25 years why I let him live.
  • Florida teen beaten after molesting man's 11-year-old son sentenced to 25 years

    04/05/2015 2:50:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies ^ | April 3, 2015 | David Boroff
    A Florida teen who was pummeled by an enraged father after he was caught sexually abusing the man's 11-year-old son was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Raymond Frolander, 18, pleaded no contest to lewd and lascivious molestation of a child in Volusia County court on Thursday. With the plea deal, Frolander avoided a life sentence but will be electronically monitored and go on the sex offender list after he gets out of prison, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported. “He’s going to learn in the next 25 years why I let him live,” the father told the newspaper following...
  • Lena Dunham is forced to speak out over 'sexual abuse' controversy: Girls star apologizes for any

    11/04/2014 1:13:45 PM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    For the second time in a week, Lena Dunham has come out to discredit claims she sexually abused her little sister, which were based on a childhood story published in her recently released book Not That Kind of Girl. In a statement to Time magazine on Tuesday the creator and star of HBO's Girls says she is 'dismayed' over how the website Truth Revolt interpreted the essay about looking at her then year-old sister Grace's vagina out of curiosity when she was seven. 'First and foremost, I want to be very clear that I do not condone any kind of...
  • The Ugly Side of Lena Dunham

    10/30/2014 3:47:13 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 30 Oct 2014 | Stephen Green
    Not to take one single smidgen of a thing away from Jonah Goldberg, whom I enjoy and respect in equal and enormous measure, but Kevin Williamson is to me the most interesting thinker at National Review. Today he takes on Girls girl Lena Dunham, who he says in one sense may truly be the voice of her generation: The enormous affluence and indulgence of her upbringing did not sate her sundry hungers — for adoration, for intellectual respect that she has not earned, for the unsurpassable delight of moral preening — but instead amplified and intensified her sense of entitlement....
  • VIDEO: Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama ‘Has a Real Psychological Problem’

    09/03/2014 1:44:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | 9/3/14 | Matthew Burke
    Appearing on FOX News’ Hannity on Tuesday, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said what millions of Americans have no doubt been wondering for quite some time. Commenting on Obama’s latest non-response (unless you can call jubilantly golfing a response) to the second barbaric beheading of an American journalist by the evil Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Peters contends that the reason Obama refused to receive personal briefings on ISIS is because he would rather be left in the dark, rather than have to deal with reality. “My personal analysis on this is that the reason he didn’t want in-person...
  • Pamela Anderson recalls gang-rape during high school: ‘I just wanted off this earth’

    05/20/2014 8:22:05 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 115 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former “Baywatch” beauty Pamela Anderson said she was gang-raped by seven boys in high school — including her then-boyfriend — and was also subjected to sexual molestation by a babysitter between the ages of 6 and 10. Ms. Anderson, speaking during the launch of her Pamela Anderson Foundation, said she was raped, too, at the age of 12 by a 25-year-old, NBC News reported. “My first boyfriend in grade nine decided it would be funny to gang-rape me, with six of his friends,” she said, NBC reported, citing a transcript of her speech that was posted on her foundation’s website....
  • Beau Biden defends the judge who gave a du Pont heir probation after admitting to sexually assault

    04/04/2014 11:31:44 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2014 | UK Daily Mail staff
    Beau Biden has defended the judge who decided to let an heir to the du Pont family agree to a plea deal after being charged with sexually abusing his young daughter. Biden, the Vice President's son who is in his second term as Delaware Attorney General, wrote a letter supporting Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden and her decision to allow Robert H. Richards IV to admit to fourth degree rape and register as a sex offender but not serve any time. Her decision prompted outrage after she supported the move by writing that the heir, who just turned 48 yesterday,...
  • UK: Top Labour Party MPs Lobbied to End 'Oppression' of Pedophiles, Lower Age of Consent to FOUR

    02/25/2014 3:35:17 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Three British liberals are feeling the heat these days, as well they should: Harriet Harman (Deputy Leader of the Labour Party), her MP husband Jack Dromey, and former minister Patricia Hewitt have been found by a Daily Mail investigation to have supported and promoted the agenda of a group called the PIE (Pedophile Information Exchange) through the NCCL (National Council for Civil Liberties). All three were 'leading officials' of the NCCL in the 70s/80s, which worked for four years with the PIE, a group of shameless, predatory child-molesters who lobbied to lower the age of consent to just four years old. The BBC...
  • Dylan Farrow about Woody Allen: ‘Nothing he says or writes can change the truth’ (Reply to Allen)

    02/08/2014 10:20:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2014
    The back-and-forth volleys among the Woody Allen and Mia Farrow families continue as Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has released a statement responding to Allen’s piece published Friday online in the New York Times Sunday review section according to Variety. In the Woody Allen Speaks Out article, he defended himself against Dylan Farrow’s post published last Saturday in the New York Times alleging that Allen had molested her at the age of 7. Dylan Farrow’s response sent Friday night read as follows: Once again, Woody Allen is attacking me and my family in an effort to discredit and silence me...
  • Woody Allen speaks out

    02/07/2014 6:23:09 PM PST · by Borges · 141 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/7/2014 | Woody Allen
    I was a 56-year-old man who had never before (or after) been accused of child molestation. I had been going out with Mia for 12 years and never in that time did she ever suggest to me anything resembling misconduct. Now, suddenly, when I had driven up to her house in Connecticut one afternoon to visit the kids for a few hours, when I would be on my raging adversary’s home turf, with half a dozen people present, when I was in the blissful early stages of a happy new relationship with the woman I’d go on to marry —...
  • San Francisco police officer facing child pornography, molestation charges

    01/23/2014 10:30:45 AM PST · by rey · 16 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | January 23, 2014 | Press Demo/AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco police officer is facing child pornography and molestation charges in Contra Costa County. Prosecutors tell the Contra Costa Times ( 38-year-old Richard Hastings was arraigned on Wednesday on nine counts of lewd acts on a 15-year-old child and one count of possession of child pornography. He did not enter a plea and indicated he was looking to hire an attorney.
  • Ex-scoutmaster pleads guilty to 36 felony sex crimes

    01/22/2014 11:19:24 PM PST · by Robwin · 10 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:41 pm | K. Burnell Evans
    An ex-scoutmaster who admitted to molesting his son’s teenage friends and fellow troop members for years at his Keswick home pleaded guilty to 36 felony sex crimes Wednesday in Albemarle County Circuit Court. David Brian Watkins, now 50, entered into an agreement with prosecutors that shields him from additional local or federal charges and calls for an active term of 30 years and five months in prison. The agreement “provides closure for … very promising young men who can now get on with their lives,” Assistant Albemarle Commonwealth’s Attorney Darby Lowe said after the hearing. “The young men would have...
  • Pastor accused of molestation released on bond

    12/08/2013 8:52:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    wmaz ^ | wmaz
    A Centerville pastor accused of child molestation was released on $25,000 bond Friday. The Houston County jail web site said that Wiley Leverett was released around 8 a.m. His attorney,William Noland, said Leverett will not make any public statements, but will return to work at Solid Rock Community Church and his auto dealership. "He'll be working and taking care of his family and his church," said Noland. "He denies all of the allegations against him, and he denies doing anything inappropriate with anyone. He's going to fight these charges in court." Leverett pleaded not guilty Thursday during a hearing before...
  • Former Boy Scout Files Sex Abuse Lawsuit [Reap What You Sow]

    07/24/2013 2:45:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 7/23/13
    A former Boy Scout, now an adult, claims he was a victim of sexual abuse and spoke out anonymously of the alleged multiple times he was abused by more than one scout leader.
  • LAUSD loses molestation coverage in new insurance policies

    06/29/2013 7:48:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 6/29/13 | Barbara Jones
    Facing multimillion dollar sex-abuse settlements, Los Angeles Unified signed contracts Friday to buy five liability insurance policies for the next fiscal year starting Monday, but was unable to get coverage for molestation, officials said. The premiums total $2.2 million -- about $1 million less than LAUSD paid this year -- but exclude coverage for molestation, a spokesman said. .. Details of the policies, including the names of the carriers and the total amount of coverage, were unavailable. ... It also has offered to pay $17 million to settle 40 additional claims, .. The district had been counting on insurance to...
  • (Jackson Ms) Meteorologist jailed on gratification of lust charges

    03/07/2013 12:34:06 PM PST · by WKB · 54 replies
    MS NEWS NOW ^ | 3-7-13 | WLBT STAFF
    Madison police have arrested a man accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor. Eric Law, a WLBT meteorologist since 2004, is charged with two counts of sexual battery and two counts of gratification of lust. Madison police say the arrest is the result of an allegation that Law had inappropriate contact with a girl under the age of 16. Judge Dale Danks set bond at $50,000 per count, for a total of $200,000. "Eric Law has been suspended until further notice," said WLBT News Director Wilson Stribling.
  • Slouching Toward Gay Takeover of Boy Scouts

    02/06/2013 5:07:29 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 23 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 6, 2013 | JP
    One of the more memorable sketches to air on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” featured actor Alec Baldwin and comedian Adam Sandler as members of a Boy Scout troop. Baldwin played a gay scoutmaster, “Mr. Armstrong.” Sandler reprised his role as “Canteen Boy,” a scout clearly suffering arrested development. In the sketch, Mr. Armstrong makes a sexual advance on Canteen Boy, brushing his unshaven face against the lad. So uncomfortable is Sandler’s character, who is not so dimwitted that he doesn’t know a pedophile when he sees one, that he flees into the woods. The sketch was uproariously funny. But what...
  • (Video) The Latest Redefinition of Acceptable

    01/09/2013 9:34:24 PM PST · by publius321 · 5 replies
    Next up: Liberals "normalizing" child molestation.
  • Former Pennsylvania psychologist says he reported child molestation, lost license (1986)

    07/30/2012 7:36:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-30-2012 | Michael Volpe
    Jim Singer, formerly a psychologist working in Pennsylvania, said that he reported a case of child molestation in 1986 to Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services agency, and not only was his report ignored, but soon after, in retaliation, the Pennsylvania Psychology Board prosecuted Singer and eventually removed his license to practice psychology. As the aftermath of the Penn State University molestation scandal unfolds, most observers believe that if the proper authorities had been alerted to the crimes much earlier, many children could have been saved. That’s not always the case, says Singer. Speaking exclusively with The Daily Caller, Singer said that...
  • Even Freeh Group member realizes NCAA wrongly punished Penn St.

    07/27/2012 12:47:44 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 100 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 7-27-12 | Ben Kercheval
    Gotham City (wrongly) believed in Harvey Dent. Likewise, there are people who (wrongly) believed in NCAA president Mark Emmert. The heavy sanctions levied by Emmert against Penn State in the aftermath of the Freeh report was a result of public pressure, the justification to satisfy our culture’s bloodlust and demand for instant gratification. Someone needed to get clobbered at Penn State; it didn’t matter who. The report, a multi-million dollar project spanning eight months investigating Penn State’s (in)action into the Jerry Sandusky allegations, was designed to unearth exactly when and where university officials went wrong, as well as act as...
  • Girl molested, thrown out of train in Karnataka {ROP: Islam strikes again}

    07/24/2012 10:15:46 PM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 25 July 2012 | Rajendrakumar KR
    A 19-year-old girl who resisted a molestation attempt by a group of youths was kicked out of a moving train by them near Maddur on Tuesday afternoon. She survived miraculously, but suffered grievous injuries...Kavya (name changed) was pushed out of the Yeshwantpur-Mysore Express when it was travelling over the Kolli bridge, on the Shimsha river. She fell onto the dry river bed 25 feet below. ..Kavya said from her hospital bed: "When the train was approaching Maddur station, four youths began teasing me and sexually harassing me. They passed lewd remarks and tried to molest me. When I said I...
  • Paterno Won Sweeter Deal Even as Scandal Played Out

    In January 2011, Joe Paterno learned prosecutors were investigating his longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for sexually assaulting young boys. Soon, Mr. Paterno had testified before a grand jury, and the rough outlines of what would become a giant scandal had been published in a local newspaper. That same month, Mr. Paterno, the football coach at Penn State, began negotiating with his superiors to amend his contract, with the timing something of a surprise because the contract was not set to expire until the end of 2012, according to university documents and people with knowledge of the discussions. By August,...
  • Grand jury to get case of Texas dad who beat alleged child molester to death

    06/13/2012 6:01:37 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Texas prosecutor said the case of a rancher who beat to death a man he caught allegedly molesting his daughter will go to a grand jury to decide whether the killing was justified, or an act of excessive force. The father, whose name has not been released by authorities, claims he caught the man trying to molest his 4-year-old daughter on his ranch Saturday. Although Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon said the girl’s father is unlikely to be arrested, District Attorney Heather McMinn told the case remains under investigation and that the Texas Rangers have joined the probe....
  • Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

    05/10/2012 1:38:08 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 10th, 2011 | Sharon Otterman
    The first shock came when Mordechai Jungreis learned that his mentally disabled teenage son was being molested in a Jewish ritual bathhouse in Brooklyn. The second came after Mr. Jungreis complained, and the man accused of the abuse was arrested. Their communities, headed by dynastic leaders called rebbes, strive to preserve their centuries-old customs by resisting the contaminating influences of the outside world. While some ultra-Orthodox rabbis now argue that a child molester should be reported to the police, others strictly adhere to an ancient prohibition against mesirah, the turning in of a Jew to non-Jewish authorities, and consider publicly...
  • [The worse sex-scandal, Islamic] Iranian diplomat accused of groping underage Brazilian girls

    04/22/2012 9:11:09 PM PDT · by Milagros · 11 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 20 Apr 2012
    Iran's embassy in Brazil on Thursday blamed a "misunderstanding" for a scandal in which one of its diplomats is alleged to have fondled underaged girls.
  • TSA abuse has been going on for years – here’s my story

    01/03/2012 5:17:42 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    TSA News ^ | December 29, 2011 | Wendy Thomson
    As I was reading an email string about tactics to get mainstream Americans aware of what the TSA is actually doing, it occurred to me that I have never told my entire story. So here goes. My saga starts when I was four years old and had my right leg amputated at the knee. Fast-forward to 2004, when I had a spate of business trips to Washington, DC and Texas. 12/1/2004: I walked up to a DTW (Detroit) security checkpoint and announced I had an artificial leg. Without being wanded I was taken aside by two women to Concourse A,...
  • Hall Of Fame Philadelphia Sportswriter Bill Conlin Accused Of Child Molestation

    12/21/2011 10:29:21 PM PST · by doug from upland · 6 replies ^ | Pat Loeb, Jim Osman and Dave Huddleston
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Baseball Hall of Fame sports columnist Bill Conlin of the Philadelphia Daily News retired abruptly Tuesday after learning that he’s been accused of molesting underage children decades ago. “(The feeling in the newsroom) was an overwhelming sense of shock, a sense of outrage, a sense of sadness,” said Larry Platt, editor of the Philadelphia Daily News. Conlin is alleged to have molested at least four children (one man and three women, including Conlin’s niece), in the 1970′s, when the children were then between the ages of seven and 12. George Bochetto, Conlin’s attorney, denounced the accusations Tuesday....
  • Legendary Columnist Bill Conlin Resigns Over Forthcoming Philly Inquirer Bombshell

    12/20/2011 11:45:55 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 35 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 12/20/11 | A.J. Daulerio
    The Philadelphia Inquirer's top investigative reporter, Nancy Phillips, has written a story containing what we're told are allegations of child molestation against sportswriter Bill Conlin, a longtime columnist at the rival Daily News. Conlin resigned just moments ago, according to a source at the Daily News. Conlin, who turns 78 this May, won the Ford C. Frick J.G. Taylor Spink Award last May. The story supposedly will drop soon (the newspapers are published under a joint-operating agreement by the same company, sharing some resources and a website but otherwise competing for a number of the same readers). Conlin has hired...
  • My surreal experience reporting staff sexual molestation to my college administration

    11/14/2011 6:59:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-14-11 | L. L. Lewis
    When I was a young naive college freshman, I caught a bad cold and visited my college infirmary. The physician was an extremely handsome man who touched me inappropriately at the end of his listening to my chest. As I remember it now, over twenty years later, in the context of a physical medical exam, the doctor touched first my breast and then my buttocks in a very intimate and suggestive manner.
  • Feds investigate if Penn State officials violated US law

    11/09/2011 4:09:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies ^ | Nov.9, 2011 | Michael Isikoff
    Federal officials will investigate whether Penn State officials violated federal law by failing to report alleged sexual abuse by the school's former football defense coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Justin Hamilton, a spokesman for Education Secretary Arne Duncan, confirmed to NBC News that the department was launching a probe into whether there were possible violations of a federal law called the Clery Act. It requires colleges and universities to publish and distribute information about criminal offenses -- including sex offenses -- that are reported to school authorities. Penn State officials were formally notified of the investigation in a letter received Wednesday, officials...
  • Female executive at CDC arrested on charges of child molestation and bestiality

    10/12/2011 2:38:36 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 43 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 10/12/11 | Stephanie Darrall
    An award-winning senior health scientist has been arrested over allegations of bestiality and child molestation involving a six-year-old boy, according to police. Dr. Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, 44, an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was charged with two counts of molestation and one count of bestiality on Sunday. Her live-in boyfriend, security guard Thomas Westerman, 42, also faces charges of two counts of child molestation. The acts are alleged to have taken place between January 2010 to August 2011, according to authorities. An investigation was started into the child molestation charges after a medical professional...
  • Veteran Jacksonville cop arrested on sex charges involving two girls

    08/27/2011 10:41:10 AM PDT · by 10thAmendmentGuy · 18 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | Jim Schoettler
    A veteran Jacksonville police officer remains in jail after being charged today with capital sexual battery and six counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on two girls. Richard Louis Cannon, 47, was charged after the state Department of Children and Families contacted police this week about allegations involving Cannon, said Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt. Sheriff's Office integrity detectives began their own inquiry, which led to Cannon's arrest at 8:30 a.m. Few details were given by Senterfitt or included in Cannon's arrest report about the allegations. Neither indicated how he knew the girls. One victim is younger than 12, while the other...
  • St. Louis woman accused of statutory rape of boy, 13

    08/04/2011 4:23:32 PM PDT · by TravisBickle · 42 replies (The St Louis Post-Dispute) ^ | 8-4-2011 | VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN
    ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis woman was charged today with statutory rape, child molestation and sodomy after she was accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in her neighborhood. Charged is Levetrea Dione Atkins, 36, of the 5700 block of Theodore Avenue in St. Louis. Court documents describe the boy as developmentally delayed.
  • Catholic Diocese should grant request to remove plaque honoring alleged abuser

    06/24/2011 3:32:49 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies ^ | June 09, 2011
    We are saddened and appalled that Cleveland Catholic officials won't remove a plaque honoring a cleric credibly accused of child-molesting, as requested by one of his victims, Barbara Johnson (Plain Dealer, Monday). Because the alleged predator is dead, the full truth about him probably will never be known. But this much is clear: The church hierarchy must choose between the feelings of two living women and the reputation of one dead priest. They are choosing to side with the alleged criminal over the alleged victims -- the side that top church staffers have almost always taken for decades. Church officials...
  • Texas TSA pat down ban may be back

    06/03/2011 6:57:29 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/2/11 | Keith Laing
    Texas lawmakers may reconsider a bill to outlaw controversial airport pat-downs, the sponsor of legislation that was shelved recently said this week. Texas state Rep. David Simpson (R) said that Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst asked Gov. Rick Perry to include the measure in a special session of the Texas legislature. Dewhurst reported asked lawmakers to withdraw the bill when federal officials threatened to cancel flights to Texas if it passed. But he has since had a change of heart, Simpson told fans on his Facebook page. "The Lt. Gov. sent a letter to Gov. Perry asking him to include...
  • Did Don Lemon Throw Blacks Under the Bus?

    05/19/2011 12:25:51 PM PDT · by flowerplough · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The CNN anchor has been applauded for announcing that he is gay, but some say he unfairly portrayed all blacks as homophobic. ...Lemon "came out" in a recent New York Times profile, in which he discussed his new book, Transparent, which was spurred by his disclosure last fall that he was molested as a child. The weekend news anchor explained to the Times that he knows that a common reaction to the news will be that people will try to make a connection between his sexuality and past sexual victimization as a young boy. In the news and around the...
  • Texas House bans 'offensive' security pat-downs

    05/12/2011 10:08:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    ABC 13 KTRK ^ | 12 May 2011 | AP story
    AUSTIN, TX -- The Texas House passed a bill that would make it a criminal offense for public servants to inappropriately touch travelers during airport security pat-downs. Approved late Thursday night, the measure makes it illegal for anyone conducting searches to touch "the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of another person" including through clothing. It also prohibits searches "that would be offensive to a reasonable person." The bill's chief sponsor is Republican Rep. David Simpson, who said, "this has to do with dignity and travel, and prohibiting indecent, groping searches." He believes it will keep Transportation Security Administration officials...
  • How Supporters of Palestinian Terrorism Are Murdered and Raped by Their Palestinian Sponsors

    04/18/2011 7:27:41 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    FrontPage Mag ^ | Steven Plaut
    The media and the cyber-world are all abuzz this week over the Palestinian-perpetrated murder of an Italian communist and cheerleader for terrorism. An accomplice to Islamist terrorism, the “victim” was one Vittorio Arrigoni. He evidently found himself in the middle of a turf war between Hamas and another genocidal Islamist organization. The rival terrorist group is being described by the media alternatively as an al-Qaeda branch or as “Salafists,” meaning Islamist fundamentalists led by Saudi Arabian Wahhabis. But I think it is more likely they are simply a front for the “Islamist Jihad” Palestinian terror group. Arrigoni was sent to...
  • Media Quiet to Case of Non-Citizen Convicted Child Molester Who Was High School Principal

    02/24/2011 4:30:15 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/22/11 | Dave Pierre
    On Saturday (2/19/11), the Los Angeles Times published an article, "Ex-high school principal gets 8 years for molesting four girls." The case involved Jonas Vital Silverio, who had pleaded no contest to 10 counts of lewd acts on a child 14 or 15 years old. At first blush, the story seems to be just another stomach-turning account of child abuse in our nation's public schools. But buried in the middle of the article was a troubling detail: [Los Angeles County] Prosecutor Stephanie Chavez said Silverio had a history of sexual misconduct. In 1995, Silverio was placed on probation for a...
  • Riverside Pastor Now Faces 91 Sex-Related Charges

    02/21/2011 11:40:07 PM PST · by Cronos · 31 replies
    Whiotv ^ | June 27, 2007 | whio
    A Riverside pastor, accused of sexually assaulting members of his congregation is facing more charges. Dennis Bowling is now facing 91 sex-related charges. The new charges against the 46-year-old man include rape of a child under 13, three counts of gross sexual imposition and three counts of sexual battery. Prosecutors said the new counts deal with eight victims, all of whom are minors. Bowling served as pastor of Kingdom Harvest Church in Riverside for 19 years.
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) seeks dismissal of sexual abuse lawsuit as it happened ‘so long ago’

    01/26/2011 2:22:44 AM PST · by Cronos · 15 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 19-Jan-2011 | Peter Smith
    The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging it failed to prevent the sexual abuse of a teenager by an older teen at an African mission boarding house in 1988. The Louisville-based denomination says the suit should be barred under the statute of limitations because it happened so long ago — a stance the plaintiff's lawyer calls "hypocritical," following a church commission's recommendation that the church lobby against such statutes. Meanwhile, federal authorities in Florida have filed child-pornography charges against the alleged perpetrator in the lawsuit. Samuel Shamba Warlick, 39, of Oviedo, Fla., was charged Jan....