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  • MacKillop banished after uncovering sex abuse

    09/25/2010 12:11:42 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Mary MacKillop, the nun who will soon be Australia's first saint, was excommunicated by the Catholic Church because she discovered children were being abused by a priest and went public, the ABC's Compass program can reveal. In 1871, after only four years as a nun, she was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church and turned out onto the street with no money and nowhere to go. MacKillop's cause for sainthood began in 1925 and has had the tireless backing of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart, the order she founded. On October 17, MacKillop's canonisation by Pope...
  • Police: Charge Rabbi Elon With Sexual Abuse

    08/17/2010 6:14:58 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    YNet News ^ | 8/8/10 | Eli Senyor
    Police say there is enough evidence to indict Religious-Zionist leader, half a year after religious forum charged with handling sexual harassment cases announces he violated agreement barring him from rabbinical activityThe police announced on Sunday that there is enough evidence against Rabbi Mordechai (Motty) Elon, who is suspected of committing indecent acts by force against two minors, to put him on trial. The investigation material was handed over to the Jerusalem District Prosecution, which is slated to hold a hearing prior to submitting an indictment against Elon. In February, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein asked that a police investigation be launched...
  • Episcopal Church reinstates Diocese head after abuse cover-up case

    08/11/2010 4:36:43 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies ^ | Aug 11 2010 | DAVID O'REILLY
    Nearly three years after the Episcopal Church suspended him for covering up his brother's sexual abuse of a minor girl, Bishop Charles E. Bennison Jr. has been restored as head of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. In a ruling released Thursday, a church appeals panel reversed a lower church court's 2008 order that Bennison be defrocked and permanently removed from the helm of the 55,000-member diocese, comprising Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, and Chester Counties. Although Bennison badly mishandled his brother's prolonged sexual abuse of a teenager in his California parish during the 1970s, the appeals court concluded, the church's statute of...
  • Vatican revises its rules on clerical sex abuse

    07/15/2010 2:04:38 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 15, 2010 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY – The Vatican revised its in-house rules to deal with clerical sex abuse cases Thursday, targeting priests who molest the mentally disabled as well as children and doubling the statute of limitations for such crimes. Abuse victims said the rules are little more than administrative housekeeping since they made few substantive changes to current practice, and what is needed are bold new rules to punish bishops who shield pedophiles. Women's ordination groups criticized the new rules because they included the attempted ordination of women as a "grave crime" subject to the same set of procedures and punishments meted...
  • Catholics angry as church puts female ordination on par with sex abuse

    07/15/2010 1:19:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07/15/2010 | John Hooper in Rome
    It was meant to be the document that put a lid on the clerical sex abuse scandals that have swept the Roman Catholic world. But instead of quelling fury from within and without the church, the Vatican stoked the anger of liberal Catholics and women's groups by including a provision in its revised decree that made the "attempted ordination" of women one of the gravest crimes in ecclesiastical law. The change put the "offence" on a par with the sex abuse of minors. Terry Sanderson, president of the National Secular Society, called the document "one of the most insulting and...
  • Bishop admits ignoring abuse cases [Germany's senior Roman Catholic bishop Robert Zollitsch]

    07/09/2010 12:56:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 1 replies ^ | July 9 2010 |
    Germany's senior Roman Catholic bishop Robert Zollitsch has admitted his mistakes in dealing with allegations of sexual abuse against an alleged pedophile priest. The Archbishop of Freiburg and head of the German Bishops Conference said on Friday that he should have probed more intensely the sexual abuse accusations laid against a priest, who is believed to have molested boys when he worked in the town of Oberharmersbach from 1968 to 1991, AP reported. "I was shocked about the unfathomable extent of the abuse in Oberharmersbach, which has become apparent only in recent months," said Zollitsch, who was diocese staff manager...
  • Belgian Church Raids Compared to Babylonian Chastisement

    06/30/2010 11:50:14 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 2 replies ^ | June 28, 2010 | Hilary White
    Tuesday June 29, 2010 Belgian Church Raids Compared to Babylonian Chastisement By Hilary WhiteBRUSSELS, June 28, 2010 ( – A police raid, the detaining of bishops and the confiscation of files on priestly sexual abuse can be seen as a form of chastisement for decades of open dissent from Catholic teaching by Church authorities in Belgium, a prominent pro-life leader has said. Brussels police raided the offices of the Brussels Archdiocese on Thursday, searched the cathedral and seized computers and files from the residences of both the current archbishop of Brussels and Cardinal Godfreed Daneels who retired as the head...
  • When Will Time Magazine Be Consistent: Catholics Fair Game, Kinsey Not, re Sexual Abuse of Children

    06/30/2010 6:31:02 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 1 replies ^ | June 30, 2010 | Eileen Griffin
    EDITOR'S NOTE: Recently, Time magazine featured a cover story critical of the past sexual abuses of children within the Catholic Church. The following open letter to the Editor of Time magazine appeals for consistency in their reporting on the sexual abuse of children and asks why the issue of Indiana University's research conducted by Alfred Kinsey has not been addressed. An Open Letter to Time Magazine June 2010 Regarding: Priest Sex Abuse Stories Dear Editor: Considering your recent stories on priest sex abuse and your "enthusiasm" for protecting minors, when can we expect a story about the pedophiles that Alfred...
  • Priest Arrested in Brazil on Charges of Sexually Abusing Boy {Priest had erotic dungeon}

    05/24/2010 6:00:39 AM PDT · by TSgt · 20 replies · 850+ views
    SÃO PAULO, Brazil — The authorities in Rio de Janeiro said Sunday that they had arrested a Polish priest and charged him with sexually abusing a 16-year-old former altar boy. The judge who issued the arrest warrant said the priest, Father Marcin Michael Strachanowski, 44, had used his parish’s rectory as an “erotic dungeon” to carry out sex acts with boys. The police in Rio de Janeiro State said that Father Strachanowski, who was arrested late Friday, was being held at a police station awaiting court proceedings. He is accused of handcuffing the 16-year-old to a bed “to satisfy his...
  • Settlement in 26 Vermont priest sex abuse cases

    05/13/2010 2:21:47 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 465+ views
    hosted. ^ | May 13 | LISA RATHKE
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Dozens of former altar boys who sued Vermont's Catholic church over alleged sexual abuse by priests will share in a nearly $18 million settlement of their cases.
  • If celibacy causes abuse ....

    05/08/2010 3:45:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies · 504+ views
    Splendor of Truth ^ | March 7, 2010 | Jeff Miller
    Because of the priestly abuse scandals we so often hear that the problem is priestly celibacy. That not having sex causes you to abuse children and teens. That it is unhealthy and unnatural for us not to have sex.Well if they truly believed this then we need a whole new set of laws.For example what about socially awkward and extremely shy men? Obviously their unwanted state of celibacy will cause them to abuse children. How about marriages that have grown to be sexless because of one spouse being tired of sex? They too will look for children to abuse...
  • Fr. Maciel guilty, 'profound' revision of Legion needed, report Apostolic Visitors [Cath Caucus]

    05/01/2010 2:34:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 321+ views
    cna ^ | May 1, 2010
    Vatican City, May 1, 2010 / 08:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Maciel guilty, revision of Legion needed, report Apostolic VisitorsApostolic Visitors to the Legion of Christ condemned the "very serious and objectively immoral acts" of its founder, Fr. Marcial Maciel, in a statement on Saturday. The results of meetings from the last two days include the call for a "profound revision" of the life and structure of the congregation.The Holy See has released a statement from the meetings which took place between April 30 and May 1 at the Vatican. In addition to the five bishops involved in the...
  • Boy Scouts ordered to pay Oregon man Kerry Lewis $18.5M in sex abuse case

    04/25/2010 10:02:27 AM PDT · by SZonian · 21 replies · 581+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 24 April, 2010 | AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- An Oregon jury's decision to award a man $18.5 million in punitive damages in his case against the Boy Scouts of America will likely be the first of many financial hits the Scouts will take as it prepares to defend itself against a series of sex abuse lawsuits. The jury on Friday ordered the Scouts to make the payment to Kerry Lewis, the victim of sex abuse by a former assistant Scoutmaster in Portland in the early 1980s. The case was the first of six filed against the Boy Scouts in the same court in Oregon, with...
  • Another Undercover Video Shows Kentucky Abortuary Failing to Report Child Sex Abuse

    04/22/2010 10:31:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 386+ views
    Life Site News ^ | April 21, 1010
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, April  21, 2010 ( – Undercover pro-life journalists have released another hard-hitting exposé showing an abortion facility not only hiding child sexual abuse, but offering to circumvent parental consent laws in order to keep a minor’s abortion secret from her parents.The student-led pro-life group Live Action released footage Wednesday showing an employee at Kentucky’s only abortion provider, EMW Women’s Surgical Center, an affiliate of the National Abortion Federation, freely volunteering to violate Kentucky law, which requires those with evidence of suspected child abuse to inform law enforcement. Kentucky defines sex between an adult 21 years of age and...
  • Pope ‘prays and weeps’ with Malta sex abuse victims

    04/18/2010 1:56:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 397+ views
    timesonline. ^ | April 18, 2010
    Victims of clerical sex abuse in Malta have described how they wept as they prayed with the Pope today after he agreed to meet them on his trip to the island. They said that the Pope also had “tears in his eyes”. The eight victims, who were abused systematically at an orphanage in Malta in the 1980s and 1990s, have long campaigned for the Church authorities to recognise their suffering in the face of decades of cover-ups from the Vatican downwards. Vatican officials said that the Pope, who the Vatican claims has “done more than anyone” to clean up the...
  • Mean Men [Media Falsely Portraying Catholic Sex Abuse Issue]

    04/13/2010 8:20:46 AM PDT · by freespirited · 2 replies · 262+ views
    Newsweak ^ | 04/08/10 | Pat Wingert
    The Catholic sex-abuse stories emerging every day suggest that Catholics have a much bigger problem with child molestation than other denominations and the general population. Many point to peculiarities of the Catholic Church (its celibacy rules for priests, its insular hierarchy, its exclusion of women) to infer that there's something particularly pernicious about Catholic clerics that predisposes them to these horrific acts. It's no wonder that, back in 2002—when the last Catholic sex-abuse scandal was making headlines—a Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll found that 64 percent of those queried thought Catholic priests "frequently'' abused children. Yet experts say there's simply...
  • What Went Wrong

    04/07/2010 8:23:33 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies · 414+ views
    Newsweak ^ | 4/3/2010 | George Weigel
    Don't blame celibacy. To fight the plague of sexual abuse, the church needs to become more Catholic, not less.Throughout what U.S. Catholics called the "Long Lent" of 2002, when every week seemed to bring revelations of clerical sexual abuse and its mishandling by the church's bishops, some observers suggested that this crisis was the byproduct of some distinctive features of Catholic life: a celibate priesthood, a church governed by male bishops, a demanding sexual ethic. "Modernize" the church by changing all that, they argued, and these horrible problems would abate, even disappear.Sexual abuse is indeed horrible, but there is no...
  • Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal and Cover-Up Fully Exposed and Explained

    04/01/2010 7:18:52 PM PDT · by grand wazoo · 28 replies · 735+ views
    The Catholic Knight ^ | March 24, 2010 | The Catholic Knight
    There is a cover-up underway. It's HUGE! It's the biggest scandal ever! And it's not what you think. You may want to sit down for this...WORCESTER, MA. A former pastor Andrew J. Bierkan, 54, at the First Congregational Church of Sutton who now heads a church in Ohio has been indicted here on charges of unnatural rape of a child and posing a child in a state of nudity. He is now pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Cincinnati, according to Worcester District Attorney John J. Conte. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, August 13, 2003) Ex-Sutton pastor charged...
  • It's wrong to point finger at Pope in sex abuse scandals [it was Weakland]

    04/01/2010 5:16:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies · 307+ views
    The Calgary Herald ^ | 3/30/2010 | Bishop Fred Henry
    (This is a pastoral letter that was sent to all of Calgary's Catholic parishes). (excerpted) These are not easy times. Priests and people feel battered and scattered by the seemingly relentless media campaign about child sexual abuse in the Church. We, too, have entered into the dark regions of our fallen world. This is a painful, emptying and humbling experience. Pope Benedict XVI, in his Pastoral Letter to Catholics in Ireland, ... addressing the victims of abuse first of all, he acknowledges the grievous betrayal they have suffered and he tells them how sorry he is over what they have...
  • NY archbishop defends pope against sex abuse furor

    03/28/2010 11:33:54 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 210+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 28
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was greeted with applause after finishing Palm Sunday Mass by defending Pope Benedict XVI against suggestions he aided coverups of reports of child abuse. The standing-room-only crowd at St. Patrick's Cathedral applauded for 20 seconds after Dolan read a statement calling the pope the "leader in purification, reform and renewal that the church so very much needs."
  • Pope Benedict will 'not be intimidated by petty gossip' over sex abuse scandals

    03/28/2010 8:37:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 580+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/28/2010 | Nick Pisa in Rome
    n a clear indication that the Vatican continues to insist the continual abuse revelations are part of a conspiracy the Pope said: "From God comes the courage not to be intimidated by petty gossip." Although he did not directly mention the crisis that has seen claims of abuse from Ireland, Germany, Austria, Holland and Brazil the 82 year old Pontiff's message was evidently clear. As he spoke, thousands of pilgrims who had gathered in a sunlit St Peter's Square clapped and shouted "Viva il Papa" (Long Live The Pope). The scandals seemingly not to have had an impact on their...
  • Boy Scouts sex abuse files now evidence in lawsuit - "perversion files"

    03/20/2010 12:05:41 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 1,198+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 20
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America call them "perversion files," internal documents used to track Scout leaders suspected of sexually abusing young boys, and they have became part of the public record in an Oregon lawsuit. A judge who had ordered the Scouts to release them received 1,247 files into evidence near the end of the day Friday - the third day of trial that began with a lawyer saying "you will be the first jury to see them." Attorneys Paul Mones and Kelly Clark won the release of files from 1965-85 to help them make the...
  • If the Pope is responsible, what about the Secretary of Education?

    03/17/2010 4:16:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 399+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | March 17, 2010 | Carl Olson
    John Allen, Jr., has penned a lengthy, in-depth piece, "Will Ratzinger's past trump Benedict's present?", about what Allen calls "a remarkable metamorphosis in Joseph Ratzinger vis-à-vis the sexual abuse crisis." Here is a key section: Msgr. Charles Scicluna, a Maltese priest who serves as the Promoter of Justice in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith -- in effect, its lead prosecutor -- said in a recent interview with the Italian Catholic paper L'Avvenire that the motu proprio triggered an "avalanche" of files in Rome, most of which arrived in 2003 and 2004. Eventually, Scicluna said, more than 3,000...
  • Child abuse claims sweep Catholic Church in Europe

    03/14/2010 8:44:34 AM PDT · by NCjim · 142 replies · 1,658+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 13, 2010
    DUBLIN – It often starts as a voice in the wilderness, but can swell into an entire nation's demand for truth. From Ireland to Germany, Europe's many victims of child abuse in the Roman Catholic church are finally breaking social taboos and confronting the clergy to face its demons. Ireland was the first in Europe to confront the church's worldwide custom of shielding pedophile priests from the law and public scandal. Now that legacy of suppressed childhood horror is being confronted in other parts of the Continent — nowhere more poignantly than in Germany, the homeland of Pope Benedict XVI....

    02/19/2010 2:24:29 PM PST · by ADSUM · 6 replies · 189+ views ^ | Sister Kieran Sawyer, SSND;Kathie Amidei
    LEARNING ABOUT L. I. F. E. A Catholic Faith based program on relationships and abuse prevention. L. I. F. E. is about LOVE, INFATUATION, FRIENDSHIP AND EXPLOITATION. This is a one of a kind program for use by parish leaders to guide parents in openly discussing sexual topics with their children in the wider context of positive, loving relationships in a Christ-like way. It is important to note that Deus Caritas Est, the first encyclical letter promulgated by Pope Benedict XVI, also speaks of human relationships in these four categories. The Holy Father uses the ancient Greek words Agape, Eros,...
  • Ultimatum to four Irish Catholic bishops: Quit or be fired by Vatican

    12/20/2009 5:11:50 AM PST · by noozguy1 · 9 replies · 716+ views ^ | 12/20/2009 | Patrick Roberts
    Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has apparently issued an ultimatum to four bishops embroiled in the Irish Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal — to either quit or be fired by the Vatican.
  • South Peoria couple sentenced to 30 years for abusing child (Illinois)

    12/12/2009 8:07:49 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 7 replies · 814+ views
    Peoria Journal-Star ^ | Dec 11, 2009 | Andy Kravetz
    PEORIA — The actions of a South Peoria couple within the past year so stumped a federal judge Friday that he could find no reason to cut them a break and sentenced them to maximum 30-year sentences for making sexually explicit videos with an 8-year-old child. U.S. District Judge Joe McDade, as he does with every defendant, tried to get inside the heads of Raymond E. Freeman, 51, and Tammy Watters, 43, to find some reason for a lesser sentence. In this case, he wanted to know why they would not only have sex with the child, who suffers from...
  • 6th Man Arrested in Missouri Sex Case

    11/14/2009 10:47:24 AM PST · by libstripper · 23 replies · 843+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 14, 2009 | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH
    LEXINGTON, Mo. (Nov. 14) - The case against a family accused of child sex abuse expanded with the arrest of a sixth relative — a 72-year-old Florida man who had called the allegations against his kin repulsive and appalling.
  • Former teacher's aide arrested on suspicion of having sex with students

    10/28/2009 5:41:00 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 34 replies · 2,290+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 28, 2009 | Lana Groves
    WEST JORDAN — A former teacher's assistant accused of having sexual intercourse with two 15-year-old students was arrested this week. Andrea Billingsley, 31, was picked up at her home Tuesday and arrested on suspicion of forcible sexual abuse, forcible sodomy and distributing pornographic materials to minors, said West Jordan police officer Dan Roberts. The former aide at West Jordan Middle School, 7550 S. Redwood, met the two boys while overseeing an in-school suspension class, Roberts said. Police believe the sexual encounters occurred between May and July. The alleged sexual activity would happen on school grounds, including an undisclosed location inside...
  • Roy teacher accused of sexual misconduct with student

    10/15/2009 10:59:59 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 16 replies · 1,670+ views ^ | Oct. 14, 2009 | Jennifer Stagg
    ROY -- The same day a 47-year-old Ogden High School teacher was accused of having a sexual relationship with a then 16- or 17-year-old former student, a Roy Jr. High teacher has been accused of the same thing with a former jr. high student. "They're victims. They're preyed upon. They're manipulated. They're not, by societal standards, mature enough to make some of these adult decisions on their own," said Roy police Chief Greg Whinham said. "We've been in this weird world where we're having one a week become the headline in the paper. There's definitely a problem." Ogden police and...
  • Sex abuse rife in other religions, says Vatican

    09/29/2009 9:31:08 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 71 replies · 2,319+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 28 September 2009 | Riazat Butt
    The Vatican has lashed out at criticism over its handling of its paedophilia crisis by saying the Catholic church was "busy cleaning its own house" and that the problems with clerical sex abuse in other churches were as big, if not bigger. In a defiant and provocative statement, issued following a meeting of the UN human rights council in Geneva, the Holy See said the majority of Catholic clergy who committed such acts were not paedophiles but homosexuals attracted to sex with adolescent males. The statement, read out by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican's permanent observer to the UN, defended...
  • Survey Reveals Prevalence of (Protestant) Clergy Sexual Misconduct

    09/12/2009 6:44:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 142 replies · 2,245+ views
    Christian Post ^ | September 11, 2009 | Audrey Barrick
    Findings from a nationwide study reveal that clergy sexual misconduct is more prevalent than many people believe.According to research by Baylor University, 3.1 percent of adult women who attend religious services at least once a month have been victims of clergy sexual misconduct since turning 18. In other words, seven women in every congregation of 400 adults have been victimized.Ninety-two percent of the sexual advances were made in secret and 67 percent of the offenders were married to someone else at the time of the advance."Because many people are familiar with some of the high-profile cases of sexual misconduct, most...
  • ITALIAN PRIEST UNCOVERS 100 PEDOPHILE NETWORKS (Gathered Evidence for US and Italy) [Graphic]

    09/05/2009 12:08:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies · 4,103+ views
    zna ^ | September 4, 2009
    ROME, SEPT. 4, 2009 ( A hundred online pedophile communities will be disconnected and prosecuted by U.S. and Italian authorities thanks to the work of the Meter Association, founded by Italian Father Fortunato Di Noto.ZENIT learned from the association that the networks consisted of some 18,181 people who used online community Web sites to host and exchange "thousands of images and video footage -- 27,894 pedophiliac photos and 1,617 videos -- as well as information regarding the trade of minors." The news was further publicized by Rome's Italian police force, in cooperation with other security forces. "Thousands of children were...
  • Church Off Limits for North Carolina Sex Offenders

    08/29/2009 9:14:11 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 15 replies · 989+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | August 29, 2009 | Summer Banks
    A sex offender was shocked after being arrested for attending church. According to North Carolina law, a sex offender could be forced to serve 12 more years in prison for worship. James Nichols was convicted of attempted rape and taking indecent liberties with a young girl. After serving a six year sentence, Nichols was released in September of 2008. Upon the release, Nichols began attending the Moncure Baptist Church in Chatham County, North Carolina. In March of the following year, he was arrested on the property owned by the church for being within 300 feet of a building with a...
  • Block Sentenced to Thirty Years, Claims "Pornography Addiction"

    07/22/2009 6:49:39 AM PDT · by laotzu · 26 replies · 1,657+ views
    WOAI ^ | 7/21/09 | Jim Forsyth
    (San Antonio)-Sean Michael Block broke down crying, but it didn't help. Sean Block, the northside bartender who was convicted of trying to sell his girlfriend's five year old daughter for sex, today was sentenced to thirty years in federal prison, 1200 WOAI news reports. "It's thirty years that children will be safe from Sean Block," Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Thompson Braun said following the sentence. "There is no doubt that he is a sexual predator, and we can stop him from harming children for thirty years." Block, 40, tearfully told U.S. District Judge Henry Hudspeth that his problems stem from...
  • Children Recant Sex-Abuse Tales After Father's 20-Year Prison Stint (Washington State)

    07/12/2009 6:09:43 PM PDT · by Stoat · 30 replies · 2,426+ views
    Fox News / AP ^ | July 12, 2009
    Former Vancouver police officer Clyde Ray Spencer spent nearly 20 years in prison after he was convicted of sexually molesting his son and daughter. Now, the children say it never happened.Matthew Spencer and Kathryn Tetz, who live in Sacramento, Calif., each took the stand Friday in Clark County Superior Court to clear their father's name, The Columbian newspaper reported.Matthew, now 33, was 9 years old at the time. He told a judge he made the allegation after months of insistent questioning by now-retired Clark County sheriff's detective Sharon Krause just so she would leave him alone.Tetz, 30, said she...
  • Greensburg Man Charged With Raping 5-Month-Old

    03/15/2008 12:09:48 PM PDT · by cgk · 128 replies · 5,540+ views
    Greensburg Man Charged With Raping 5-Month-Old POSTED: 4:01 pm EST March 7, 2008 UPDATED: 5:49 pm EDT March 10, 2008 GREENSBURG, Pa. -- An 18-year-old Greensburg man has been charged with raping a baby who police said was left in his care.Police said Scott Wade Smith raped his girlfriend's 5-month-old girl Friday morning at a home in the 500 block of Highland Avenue, where several people, including the infant's mother, were living.Authorities said the infant suffered severe injuries and was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, where surgery was performed. Police said the girl was crying so hard she nearly...
  • Man receives 70 years for molesting girl, 5 (sexually assaulted his former fiance's daughter)

    03/12/2009 8:07:55 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 31 replies · 1,404+ views
    The "Award Winning" Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | Updated 12:00 a.m., March 13, 2009 | Mary Ann Cavazos
    CORPUS CHRISTI — A 25-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to 70 years in prison for molesting his former fiancee’s 5-year-old daughter. Charles Cueva was found guilty last week of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child by sexual contact. The jury on Monday sentenced him to two 70-year sentences and a 15-year sentence along with $30,000 in fines. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos decided the prison terms would run concurrently. Prosecutors had argued for consecutive sentences , which would have meant 155 years in prison. Cueva, whose attorneys filed a...
  • West Bank teen arrested in rape and murder of 8-month-old (N.O., Louisiana)

    06/07/2009 8:32:45 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 65 replies · 2,738+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/7/09 | C.J. Lin
    A 17-year-old Terrytown man was arrested on charges of aggravated rape and first-degree murder of an 8-month-old child Saturday afternoon, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. Arnold T. Ross, of 136 Friedrichs Road in Terrytown, was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Facility. No bond is available on the first-degree murder charge. Ross was arrested after officers responded to a call of an unresponsive infant at 1656 Gary Court, Apt. B, near Gretna. The infant, Da-Von Lonzo, was taken to Ochsner Westbank where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, according to a release issued by Col. John Fortunato, a...
  • West Bank teen arrested in rape and murder of 8-month-old

    06/08/2009 5:12:31 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 17 replies · 749+ views
    West Bank teen arrested in rape and murder of 8-month-old by C.J. Lin, The Times-Picayune Sunday June 07, 2009, 9:50 AM Arnold RossA 17-year-old Terrytown man was arrested on charges of aggravated rape and first-degree murder of an 8-month-old child Saturday afternoon, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. Arnold T. Ross, of 136 Friedrichs Road in Terrytown, was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Facility. No bond is available on the first-degree murder charge.
  • Man charged with molesting ex-girlfriend's infant

    06/21/2009 5:34:19 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 28 replies · 1,164+ views
    A man accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend’s infant in an unincorporated area near west suburban Montgomery was ordered held on $250,000 bond this week. Joe P. Harvey, Jr., 27, of the 0-100 block of Marnel Road in Montgomery, was charged with one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of criminal sexual assault, according to a release from the Kendall County Sheriff’s office. Harvey is accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend’s baby, whose gender and age was not immediately available, on Thursday in his home, the release...
  • Attorney General Wants Video Showing Planned Parenthood Sex Abuse Coverup

    07/02/2009 10:31:06 AM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies · 542+ views ^ | July 2, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Attorney General Wants Video Showing Planned Parenthood Sex Abuse Coverup Montgomery, AL -- Alabama Attorney General Troy king wants a copy of the full video footage activist Lila Rose took showing Planned Parenthood stuff covering up a potential case of sexual abuse. The video also shows the abortion business telling her how she could violate the state's parental consent law. See
  • Where they keep the paedophiles

    05/04/2009 10:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,871+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 17, 2009 | Louis Theroux
    I'd been at Coalinga a couple of days when Mr Rigby showed me his dormitory. He'd been a high school sports coach before being convicted of molesting some of his students. He told me he was a great appreciator of the male physical form. Above his bed were photos of classical statues of male nudes. These gave me pause, since I knew some paedophiles like to justify their proclivities by citing the ancient Greeks' famous enthusiasm for pederasty. There was also a reproduction of a painting of young male ballet dancers, which had a definite erotic overtone. I asked one...
  • Video: Planned Parenthood Staff Urge Teen to Lie About Sex Abuse-Abortion

    04/20/2009 8:47:58 AM PDT · by julieee · 13 replies · 866+ views ^ | April 20, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Memphis, TN -- A new undercover videotape shows staff at a Tennessee Planned Parenthood abortion clinic urging a client to lie about her potential sexual abuse so she could get an abortion. A girl who said she is 14 and sexually abused by a 31-year-old man was told to hide the information from a judge. The staff members at the nation's largest abortion business told the young woman to conceal the information so a judge would approve her request for an abortion without parental involvement, which is require by state law except in emergency cases. "Don't mention it. Just say...
  • Should NY Discriminate Against Sex Abuse Victims?

    04/02/2009 8:19:54 PM PDT · by kellynla · 7 replies · 508+ views ^ | April 01, 2009 | Maggie Gallagher
    Michael O'Herlihy used to be a Catholic priest. He was accused of abusing one of his students around 1980, at a time when he taught at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. In 1993 he was defrocked. In 2002 his name was included on a list of priests accused of sexual abuse that the Archdiocese of New York gave to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. And, yet, where is Michael O'Herlihy today? He is an assistant principal at a public high school -- Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High School. Should public school teachers receive special protection from sex...
  • Lawsuit: Six young men claim sex abuse by former university VP

    02/16/2009 3:50:12 PM PST · by prez234 · 33 replies · 1,066+ views
    Pocono Record ^ | Feb. 13, 2009 | Dan Berrett
    <p>One current and five former students are suing East Stroudsburg University, claiming a top administrator pursued unwanted sex with them – including genital groping and oral sex – and school officials covered up his alleged crimes.</p> <p>The chief object of the complaint is Isaac Sanders, the ousted executive director of the ESU Foundation and vice president for advancement at the university.</p>
  • West Des Moines Dowling teacher accused of having sex with student

    01/18/2009 4:24:26 AM PST · by skimbell · 65 replies · 3,614+ views
    Radio Iowa News ^ | January 13, 2009, | Darwin Danielson
    West Des Moines Police detectives arrested a Dowling High teacher for sexual exploitation by a school employee after the woman allegedly had sex with an 18-year-old male student
  • UN finds 217 sex abuse claims against blue helmets [UN]

    01/14/2009 4:44:37 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 364+ views
    Southern Ledger ^ | 14 January 2008
    <p>A United Nations probe collected 217 allegations of abuse of girls and women by peacekeepers in eastern Congo, from sex with teenagers in the back room of a liquor store to threats of "hacking" victims for cooperating with investigators.</p> <p>The 2006 investigation found many allegations credible and said evidence suggests "frequent and ongoing" sexual exploitation in the region. But it could only establish proof against one of 75 peacekeepers accused of wrongdoing.</p>
  • It's an injustice to NOT marry girls aged 10, says Saudi cleric

    01/14/2009 8:37:58 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 27 replies · 1,038+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Jan. 14, 2009
    Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric has told followers it is permissible for ten-year-old girls to marry and anyone who think they are too young are doing the youngsters 'an injustice'. Abdul-Azeez ibn Abdullaah Aal ash-Shaikh, the country's grand mufti, said: 'It is wrong to say it's not permitted to marry off girls who are 15 and younger. 'A female who is ten or 12 is marriageable and those who think she's too young are wrong and are being unfair to her,' he said during a Monday lecture. Al Sheikh's comments come at a time when Saudi human rights groups have...
  • Mass. teacher accused of having sex with teen

    01/10/2009 1:59:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,837+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/10/09 | AP
    ROCKLAND, Mass. – An elementary school teacher accused of having sex with a teenage boy pleaded not guilty to rape charges Friday. Christine A. McCallum, 29, of Rockland, is accused of having multiple sexual encounters with the boy that began when he was 13 years old. The alleged incidents occurred in Abington and Rockland. ... The married fifth-grade teacher has been fired ..