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  • Indianapolis Children's Museum removes Michael Jackson items

    03/17/2019 10:27:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    kxan ^ | Mar. 16, 2019 | AP
    The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has removed three Michael Jackson items from exhibits after a new documentary renewed allegations of child sexual abuse against the late singer and Gary native. The Indianapolis Star reports a fedora and glove Jackson wore onstage and a Jackson poster are no longer on display at the museum. Chris Carron, the museum's director of collections, says it wants items on display to tell stories of "people of high character."
  • Former pastor accused of indecently assaulting 3-year-old while volunteering at church camp

    02/07/2019 5:31:02 PM PST · by lightman · 16 replies
    WGAL News 8 ^ | 7 February A,D. 2019 | Barbara Barr
    SOUTH LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A former pastor and volunteer at a church camp in Lebanon County is accused of having indecent contact with a 3-year-old girl, authorities say. Benjamin Leese, 38, of Dillsburg, was charged with indecent assault, the Lebanon County Detective Bureau said Thursday. Investigators said the crime occurred in July 2018 at Camp Kirchenwald in South Londonderry Township. The girl wasn't a camper and was visiting with her family, officials said. A criminal complaint stated the girl's parents noticed she would not look at Leese and said she wanted to go home. The girl's parents reported that...
  • Prison term for Southern California man who molested Petaluma teen he met online

    12/20/2018 9:50:39 AM PST · by rey · 3 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 20 Dec 2018
    Prison term for Southern California man who molested Petaluma teen he met online: A Southern California man who drove to Petaluma to have sex with a 13-year-old girl he met online was handed a 13-year prison term Wednesday, Sonoma County District Attorney officials said. Brent Spivey, 24, of Walnut in Los Angeles County, pleaded guilty to multiple felony crimes last month involving child molestation and trying to molest a minor, including having sex with a child younger than 14 years old, records show. Spivey met the girl last year on a live-chat website and sent her pornographic videos and images...
  • Mistrial declared for San Antonio man accused of giving toddlers gonorrhea

    04/11/2018 10:17:45 AM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 10, 2018 | Elizabeth Zavala
    Authorities were contacted in October 2015 after one of the children, a 3-year-old girl, was hospitalized and tests determined that the child had gonorrhea. Subsequently, another child, a 1-year-old girl, also tested positive for the sexually transmitted disease. he trial opened Tuesday morning in the 187th state District Court and the state was presenting evidence when a witness testified that one of the girls said Vigil, now 25, had done “something” to her sister. That information was reported to a Bexar County prosecutor who is no longer on the case, but it never was relayed to the defense, which is...
  • Medical examiner needs break while describing murdered 8-year-old's autopsy at court

    02/14/2018 4:16:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2018
    Cherish Perrywinkle sustained severe injuries from being raped and strangled, including a "totally destroyed anatomy," a medical examiner testified. A medical examiner who conducted the autopsy on an 8-year-old Florida girl who was abducted, raped and murdered in 2013, grew emotional at the alleged killer's trial Tuesday and had to interrupt her testimony for a break, the Daily Mail reported. Dr. Valerie Rao, the Jacksonville chief medical examiner, testified that Cherish Perrywinkle sustained severe injuries from being raped and strangled, including a "totally destroyed anatomy." Viewing photographs of the girl's battered body in court on Tuesday, Rao became teary and...
  • Dylan Farrow attacks the stars of Woody Allen's new film on release day

    12/16/2017 12:02:27 PM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 16, 2017 | wenn
    Woody Allen's estranged daughter has blasted Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake for starring in her dad's latest movie, while sexual assault allegations hang over him.Dylan Farrow, who claims Woody molested her as a child, marked the release of her adopted dad's latest film "Wonder Wheel" on Friday by attacking the movie's stars. She took to Twitter to condemn the stars for agreeing to be part of Allen's latest project. "Today Woody Allen releases another film nationwide," she wrote. "People like @jtimberlake, @JimBelushi, #KateWinslet, and others will promote it and praise him for it.
  • San Marcos man receives more than 1,000 years on sex assault charges

    11/28/2017 8:28:42 AM PST · by bgill · 29 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 28, 2017 | Katie Winkle
    A San Marcos man sentenced on child sexual abuse charges Monday received double life sentences, in addition to more than 1,000 years in prison. Robert Benjamin Franks, 39, was convicted on multiple counts after harming two children, one of whom was a family member, over a number of years... The jury deliberated for about an hour Monday before returning a guilty verdict on all 17 counts. The punishment deliberations lasted a little more than two hours... The two continuous sexual abuse charges each had a life sentence. Each of the nine counts of aggravated sexual assault had 99-year sentences, and...
  • Sheriff: S.A.-area man accused of sexually assaulting 5 foster children took in 180+ girls (TX)

    10/13/2017 5:56:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    mysa ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | Caleb Downs
    A Medina County man accused of sexually assaulting five former foster children, including several in Bexar County, took in more than 180 young girls over a five year period, officials said. That leads investigators to believe there could be numerous other victims who have yet to come forward. "It's not a question about whether there are more," said Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown. "It's just about how many."... Over the course of the five years, more than 180 girls passed through his care, Brown said. At various times, Briseno was reportedly taking care of up to 12 girls at once....
  • Father and son accused of sexually assaulting 14-year-old twin girls (TX border)

    01/18/2017 8:34:42 AM PST · by bgill · 25 replies ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | CBS 4 News
    Investigators have arrested a father and son accused of sexually assaulting twin 14-year-old girls. Juan Carlos Garcia Jr., 25, of Edcouch is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. •During a forensic interview, one of the two girls said Garcia Sr. molested her on a weekly basis. Juan Carlos Garcia, 50, of Edcouch is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child, a first-degree felony. Investigators booked Garcia Jr. and Garcia Sr. at the Hidalgo County jail on Thursday. They were released Saturday and couldn't be reached for comment.
  • Colleges Reject ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Because ‘In Order to Be a Woman, You Must Have a Vagina’

    10/24/2016 8:03:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | October 22, 2016 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The Vagina Monologues is “antiquated” because it suggests “that in order to be a woman, you must have a vagina,” an American University student has claimed. Kendall Baron, a junior and a staffer at the Women’s Initiative, criticized the famous feminist play in an email first obtained by Campus Reform. The play “represents a binary representation of gender,” she wrote redundantly.
  • Ex-mayor in Ohio accused of raping 4-year-old claims she was a ‘willing participant’

    09/14/2016 10:21:48 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    WHNT ^ | 9/14/16
    HUBBARD, OH – The former mayor of an Ohio town faces dozens of charges for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl, the Youngstown Vindicator reports. Richard Keenan, former Hubbard mayor from 2010 to 2011, was indicted on eight counts of rape and 12 counts of attempted rape and gross sexual imposition. Keenan was booked into the Trumbull County Jail and released on $75,000 bond. According to court documents, the victim told Keenan’s wife about the sexual abuse that began when she was 4-years-old and lasted for three years. When Keenan’s wife confronted him about the allegations, he responded, “I did it.”...
  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 153 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    June 12, 2013 State Department Whistleblower, a Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids Bryan Preston The State Department whistleblower is Aurelia Fedenisn. She worked in the department’s inspector general’s office until her retirement in December 2012. According to USA Today, she has sought protection as an official whistleblower after the State Department directly threatened her, once at her home. It threatened her with criminal charges when she turned over documents to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showing evidence that the department had watered down her report, in which she alleged that the department at the...
  • 96-year-old Laguna Woods man charged with molesting two girls

    03/07/2016 6:57:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 7, 2016 | Kelly Puente
    A 96-year-old Laguna Woods man has been charged with molesting two girls, ages 10 and 11, authorities said Monday. Kenneth Leroy Collins is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday on four felony counts of lewd or lascivious act with a minor under 14, according to court records.
  • Hollywood Producer (Michael Sugar) Rips Catholic Church at Oscars

    02/29/2016 7:22:18 AM PST · by crusader71 · 29 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2-29-16 | THR Staff
    Spotlight was named best picture at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night. The drama showcasing the Boston Globe's reporting on the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal beat out The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant and Room. "This film gave a voice to survivors, and this Oscar amplifies that voice, which we hope will become a choir that will resonate all the way to the Vatican," said producer Michael Sugar. "Pope Francis, it's time to protect the children and restore the faith."
  • Sarah Palin lets Lena Dunham, media have it over the Josh Duggar story

    06/05/2015 11:54:31 PM PDT · by Marcus · 7 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | June 5, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    By now, the story of the Duggars, the family features in the reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” is all too familiar to those who follow the sordid side of the news. When Josh Duggar, now an adult, was found to have molested four of his sisters when he was an adolescent, the show was cancelled and Duggar was obliged to resign from a position at the Family Research Council. The glee with which the Left has treated the news of a fundamentalist Christian family having been found to have a dark secret has caused Sarah Palin to rouse herself...
  • Colo. mom gets 38 years for using baseball bat to kill man she wrongly accused of child molestation

    05/10/2015 5:46:43 PM PDT · by BBell · 64 replies ^ | 5/9/15 | William LaRue
    A Colorado woman was sentenced Friday to 38 years in prison for beating a man to death with a baseball bat because she wrongly suspected him of molesting a child, The Denver Post reported. Forsythia Owen, 32, of Englewood, was convicted of second-degree murder, first-degree assault and tampering with evidence in the September 2013 death of Denzel Rainey, 42. Owen told authorities she repeatedly struck Rainey with a Louisville Slugger bat as he was sleeping in an alley because her 4-year-old daughter claimed he had touched and sexually abused her.Rainey was found with a skull fracture, cuts to his head,...
  • Beware the Red Kettle: The Salvation Army and Abortion

    12/13/2014 5:24:46 AM PST · by NYer · 149 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | December 12, 2014 | Birgit Jones
    It’s Advent and our thoughts naturally turn toward less fortunate souls, longing for basic niceties, and the call for selfless giving. Christ-like love, almsgiving, and prayer are staples of this anticipatory time which brings in the new Church year. The scripture readings at Mass remind us of those in need and our moral obligation toward them. What a sad statement about current times, then, that we are forced to look a gift horse in the mouth.No, not the gifts we receive, but the gifts we give.As the giving season continues, as well as the rest of the year, we are often...
  • Penn State bowl ban lifted immediately, full scholarships for 2015-2016

    09/08/2014 12:02:47 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 85 replies ^ | 9-7-14 | Patrick Schmidt
    The Penn State Nittany Lions are eligible to play in a bowl game this season after the NCAA ruled they are satisfied with the athletic department’s progress in ensuring it functions with integrity. “Penn State’s commitment to the integrity of its athletics department and its progress toward meeting the requirements of the Consent Decree are clear,” said Northern Arizona President Rita Hartung Cheng via, who chaired Monday’s Executive Committee meeting. “We thank Senator Mitchell for his meticulous and exhaustive work over the past two years. Mitchell’s efforts and the dedication of Penn State officials made today’s decisions possible.” Penn...
  • Abortion enthusiasts promote illegal abortions

    08/21/2014 7:14:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    During the last week of May abortion proponent Dawn Porter and members of the National Network of Abortion Funds traversed southern Texas and upper Mexico to film footage for an upcoming documentary, Trapped. Trapped will “look at the impact of Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws in the southern United States, and their disproportionate effect on women living in poverty.” There are currently no abortion clinics in the Rio Grande Valley, which borders Mexico. The nearest one in the U.S. is 230 miles north in San Antonio. The group filmed themselves crossing the border to buy Misoprostol, an ulcer...
  • Britain’s 'finest WWII general' accused of child sex abuse in Australia

    03/14/2014 11:57:27 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies ^ | 13 Mar 2014 | Jonathan Pearlman
    One of Britain’s greatest military commanders, Viscount Slim, has been accused of molesting children at a school for underprivileged youths while serving as the Queen’s representative in Australia. Bob Stevens, a claimant in a lawsuit against Fairbridge Farm, a school in Australia for mostly British child migrants, said Viscount Slim would arrive in his Rolls Royce and the “next minute we were sitting on his knee and he's got his hands up our trousers”. ... He was labelled “the finest general World War II produced” by Lord Mountbatten.