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  • Evidence shows Pope Francis is a ‘principal in a cover-up’ of clergy sex-abuse in Chile: Expert

    02/13/2018 5:57:33 AM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 12, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    Those familiar with Jorge Bergoglio in Argentina before he became Pope Francis say it is a “classic” move of his to provide “mercy” to clergy who are sexual predators while asking everybody else to simply “move on,” said attorney and child advocate Elizabeth Yore on an EWTN show last week.  “I think this is a misplaced mercy. It is mercy for the predator priests,” she told EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo on the February 8 episode of World Over.  “There are many people who know the Pope from Argentina who have said this is classic Bergoglio to provide mercy to the predators...
  • Daughter of famed sci-fi author reveals sexual horrors she suffered growing up in LGBT home

    02/08/2018 9:07:11 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 98 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | February 8, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    February 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The daughter of famed science fiction author Marion Zimmer Bradley has written an autobiographical account revealing the horrors of growing up in a home raised by LGBT parents who repeatedly sexually abused her and her brothers. “I have heard all the customary protestations. ‘Your parents were evil because they were evil, not because they were gay,’ but I disagree,” writes Moira Greyland in her new book, The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon. “The underlying problem is a philosophical one that is based on beliefs that are not only common to gay culture but...
  • It’s Now the Pope’s Scandal (Sexual Abuse in the Chilean Church)

    02/07/2018 9:13:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/07/2018 | by MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY
    Well, it’s now happened. The great scandal of the modern Catholic Church — its tolerance for clergy who abuse children, and its laxity when dealing with bishops who themselves tolerated or enabled priest-abusers — now touches directly on the pope himself. It’s worth laying out the timeline clearly. In 2015, Pope Francis appointed Juan Barros Madrid to the bishopric of Osorno, Chile. The appointment was met with local protests, among Catholics and non-Catholics who believed that Barros was implicated in the crimes of child sexual abuse committed by his friend Father Fernando Karadima, a prominent Chilean churchman who habitually kissed...
  • Coast Guard rape conviction overturned after court’s scathing attack on women-packed jury

    01/28/2018 3:53:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    The nation’s highest military court has thrown out the 2012 rape conviction of a Coast Guard enlisted man because admirals and prosecutors packed the seven-member jury with five women, four of whom held jobs as advocates for victims of sexual assault. In a 5-0 ruling that could change how the military conducts sex abuse trials, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces unleashed caustic criticism of all involved. From the Coast Guard commandant down to an appellate court to the original trial judge, the high court said all contributed to a “stain on the military justice system.” The...
  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    01/18/2018 5:58:35 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 53 replies
    https://www.apnews.com ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | AP
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadimas, such accusations against Barros are “all calumny.”
  • Disney Music Executive Charged with Child Sex Abuse

    12/12/2017 10:26:47 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/8/2017 | Gene Maddaus
    Jon Heely, the director of music publishing at Disney, has been charged with three felony counts of child sexual abuse. Heely, 58, of Santa Clarita, is accused of sexually abusing two underage girls approximately a decade ago. He allegedly victimized the first girl when she was 15. According to the charges, he began abusing the second when she was about 11 years old and continued until she was 15. In a statement, a Disney spokesman said the company suspended Heely late on Friday, after being informed of the charges. “Immediately upon learning of this situation tonight, he has been suspended...
  • #MeToo Movement Is Person Of The Year, 'Time' Says

    12/06/2017 5:13:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | December 6, 2017 | Bill Chappell
    It has created a wave of awareness and brave confrontations over sexual harassment and assault, taking down powerful men in the process. And now the #MeToo movement has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2017. On its cover, Time called the movement "The Silence Breakers." Its story features women and men who have spoken out - including activist Tarana Burke, who started the hashtag 10 years ago. #MeToo had its start as a social media campaign in the wake of high-profile accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
  • Report: Several men accuse spouse of Senate President Stan Rosenberg of abuse (Massachusetts)

    11/30/2017 6:43:48 PM PST · by Impy · 89 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11-30-2017 | Associated Press
    Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg said Thursday he was taking seriously a report that his husband sexually assaulted and harassed several men, including some with business before the Legislature. The Boston Globe reported it spoke with four men who said Bryon Hefner sexually assaulted and harassed them over the past few years. Three of the men told the Globe that Hefner grabbed their genitals and one said Hefner kissed him against his will. The Globe said it found no evidence Rosenberg knew about the alleged assaults. Hefner said in a statement to the Globe through his lawyer that he was...
  • DOJ moves to strip citizenship for immigrant child sex abusers

    11/21/2017 4:27:04 PM PST · by caww · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 hours ago | By Alex Pappas
    EXCLUSIVE: The Department of Justice on Tuesday filed lawsuits to revoke the U.S. citizenship of five immigrants who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing minors in incidents determined to have taken place before they became naturalized, Fox News has learned. These individuals, according to the Justice Department, “unlawfully procured their U.S. citizenship by concealing sexual abuse of minor victims during the naturalization process.” “Committing fraud in any immigration matter undermines the integrity of our immigration system, and is a betrayal of the American people’s generosity,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “It is especially appalling when it also involves...
  • (Howie) Carr: Kennedy's original serial harassers (compares the perverts to Weinstein)

    10/29/2017 3:40:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 29, 2017 | Howie Carr
    Have you noticed that there’s been a word missing from all these recent stories about sexual harassment in Massachusetts politics? The missing word is "Kennedy." Talk about ignoring the elephant, or should I say donkey, in the room. There has never been a family in Massachusetts (or American) politics that's come close to the sordid record of misogyny of the Kennedys. [Snip] Chappaquiddick, anyone? Joe Kennedy II crippling a young woman on Nantucket and later his first wife accusing him of bullying her ... the list of abominable Kennedy behavior around women is practically endless. From Toodles Ryan to...
  • A-LIST 'ASSAULT' Oscar-winning actor caught up in Weinstein sex abuse scandal (tr.) (Kevin Spacey)

    10/16/2017 7:24:40 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 79 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10/16/2017 | Benjy Potter
    In a reference to Weinstein, she said on social media it was “time the dominoes fell”. We are not naming the star or his accuser for legal reasons. But an insider said: “Rumours about this actor have circulated for years. “Lots of people are making allegations after what’s happened with Weinstein. “But no alleged victim of this particular man has spoken publicly as yet.” The A-lister’s outing came as it emerged yesterday:
  • Second airman makes pleas agreement in child sex abuse case

    10/07/2017 3:48:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 10/6/17 | Randall Chase
    A second Dover Air Force Base airman charged with sexually abusing a teenage runaway has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Court records show a change-of-plea hearing is scheduled Wednesday for 25-year-old Dalian Washington of Philadelphia. Washington is charged with sex abuse of a minor and sex trafficking of a child.
  • Animal Abusers Could Be Made to Register Like Sex Offenders

    09/22/2017 11:26:08 AM PDT · by Boomer · 60 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 9/21/17 | As seen on Tucker Carlson Tonight
    Tucker Carlson reported that several jurisdictions may soon consider motions to create registries for animal abusers the same way sex offenders are documented. Carlson said Tennessee is currently the only state that has such a registry. But, he said legislation has been passed in Cook County, Ill., which is home to Chicago, and Massachusetts and Arizona are considering legislation to create such lists.
  • Pope admits Vatican has 2000-case backlog of sexual abuse cases

    09/17/2017 12:46:23 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 49 replies
    The Associated Press via globalnews.ca ^ | May 13, 2017 | Nicole Winfield
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) -- Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that the Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases and says criticism of the slow pace was justified. But he says more staff are being added and insists the Vatican is "on the right path." Francis was making his first comments about the criticism leveled at the Vatican's handling of sex abuse cases by Marie Collins, an Irish abuse survivor who resigned from Francis' sex abuse advisory commission in March. Collins quit because of what she said was the "unacceptable" level of resistance within the Vatican...
  • Germany busts Elysium child sex abuse website (87,000 members)

    07/06/2017 4:16:22 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    German police have busted a child sex abuse site on the dark web where images and videos were exchanged. The secret Elysium website had 87,000 members and was launched on the internet in December, prosecutors say. The suspected ringleader, a 39-year-old man, was arrested in the state of Hesse. The forum was also used to make appointments to abuse children. Police seized the website's server. They found that toddlers were among the children sexually abused, reports say. The chief suspect was arrested at his home in the Limburg-Weilburg area north of Frankfurt on 12 June. He has been linked not...
  • The Silence of the Lambs: Are Protestants concealing a Catholic-size sexual abuse scandal?

    06/20/2017 11:15:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies
    Newrepublic.com ^ | June 20, 2017 | Kathryn Joyce
    It was a hot day in July, a Saturday afternoon, and Kim James was bored. Her older sisters had taken her to a church event in their small hometown in Indiana, where the girls were spending their summer. Her parents were back in Bangladesh, working at the remote Baptist missionary compound where the family had lived, on and off, for five years. For an adventurous and high-spirited 13-year-old like Kim, Indiana seemed dull compared to Bangladesh. She missed her friends, the dozen or so missionary kids everybody called “MKs.” She missed the menagerie her parents let her keep: goats, cows,...
  • West Virginia Man Convicted of 143 Counts of Child Sex Crimes

    05/01/2017 6:10:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wowk ^ | May 1, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater
    FAIRMONT, W.Va (WBOY) -A Fairmont man has been convicted of sexually assaulting and sexually abusing five children over a period of five years after a trial concluded in Marion County on Monday. Iran Eli Glover, 42, was found guilty on all 143 counts against him after a jury deliberated for three hours. He is now convicted of 48 counts of first degree sexual assault, 25 counts of first degree sexual abuse and 72 counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person of trust. The jury must be unanimous on each count in order to convict.
  • Virginia illegal immigrant charged in sex abuse case involving 12-year-old girl

    04/12/2017 12:45:19 PM PDT · by rxsid · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 04/12/2017 | FoxNews
    "Virginia illegal immigrant charged in sex abuse case involving 12-year-old girlPublished April 12, 2017 A 40-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico who had been deported from the U.S. was arrested Friday in Virginia on sex abuse charges involving a 12-year-old girl. Oscar Perez-Rangel faces charges including felony aggravated sexual battery. The abuse allegedly occurred between October and December 2016, Fox 5 reported.The girl was abused while at a daycare center operated by Perez-Rangel’s girlfriend, investigators said....Perez-Rangel was previously removed from the U.S., and has felony convictions for attempted robbery, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and illegal...
  • Ex-Penn State president convicted of child endangerment for failing to protect Jerry Sandusky's....

    03/25/2017 9:49:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 24, 2017 | STAFF
    FULL TITLE: Ex-Penn State president convicted of child endangerment for failing to protect Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse victims Penn State University's former president Graham Spanier has been convicted of child endangerment over his handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. A jury in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, found Spanier guilty of one count of child endangerment. They determined that he was responsible for victims who were sexually assaulted by former Penn State assistant football coach Sandusky in a school locker room shower in 2001. Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, was convicted of abusing 10 boys in 2012. He is behind...
  • “It’s really unfortunate:” MPS principal accused of intimidating victim/witness in sex assault case

    02/16/2017 10:04:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    fOX6NOW ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Myra Sanchick, FOX6 News and Ben Handelman,
    MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee Public Schools PRINCIPAL is in jail -- and the allegations against her have shocked some of her students. At Washington High School of Information Technology, the principal would often post about how proud she was of students or the school's basketball team. But what 42-year-old Valencia Carthen is accused of is nothing to be proud of. She is accused of intimidating a witness.