Christian Choate, 13: Boy goes missing for two years and no one knows about it? — An Indiana couple pleaded not guilty to the alleged abuse and death of a 13-year-old boy whose body was buried in a shallow grave under a slab of concrete – a boy no one even knew was missing for two years. This child was allegedly brutally beaten repeatedly by his father, Riley Lowell Choate, 39, and his step-mother Kimberly Leona Kubina, 45, before he finally died. He was locked up, chained up, deprived food, beaten with a pipe, and that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Fighting child sex slavery in Thailand — Thai police recently busted a sex slavery ring, rescuing nine boys and arresting a Buddhist monk. Police footage shows the monk in possession of several fake guns. Experts working the case say he and another Thai man bought boys, held them prisoner and then sold them to Westerners for sex. The leader of the ring was sentenced to 84 years in prison for human trafficking and sexual abuse, a sentence that has since been halved because the judges said he’d cooperated with investigators and the court. The monk, who has been expelled from the clergy, received a 21-year prison sentence for trafficking and sexually abusing under-aged children.
Foster couple ‘abused boys with wire brushes‘ — Andrew John Hemara, 53, Jenny-Lee Hemara, 49, and daughter Tamara Lee Hemara, 21, together face 38 charges relating to the abuse of four children between the ages of seven and 14, the New Zealand Herald reports. The alleged abuse spanned nearly seven years until last year. The Wellsford caregivers, approved by the New Zealand government’s Child, Youth and Family service since 2001, were routinely checked by social workers, but the alleged abuse came to light only when one of the boys spoke up last September.
Judge cuts bail to $75,000 for woman accused of child abuse — A state judge on Thursday trimmed bail for Anya James to $75,000, still three times higher than what James sought, saying the woman accused of kidnapping and assaulting six of her adopted kids could be a flight risk. Should she make bail, reduced by Superior Court Judge Michael Spaan from an initial $100,000, she’ll be under strict home confinement with a steel transmitter locked to her ankle that will tattle on all her movements. Her lock-down curfew will run from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and she can only leave her Hillside home during the day to go shopping, see a doctor, attend substance-abuse treatment or go to court — and then only if she gets advance permission. Under Spaan’s bail order, she won’t be allowed to contact any of her children or any other witness in her case.
Judge orders max sentence for mom who locked son in attic — A woman charged with locking her malnourished son in the attic of her De Soto home was sentenced to more than eight years in prison Thursday. Johnson County District Court Judge Peter Ruddick gave Rachel Perez, 27, the maximum sentences for each of these counts: attempted second-degree murder, 61 months; child abuse, 34 months; and aggravated child endangerment, seven months. Perez pleaded guilty to all three counts on March 18.
Kevin Myers: Feminist meme now dominates and corrupts almost all discourse on women and violence — THIRTY years ago, the British Darwinian Richard Dawkins invented the concept of the “meme”; this is a mental “gene” that exists solely in the mind and which is transmitted throughout society. A meme predisposes people to believe certain things, rather as a gene predisposes people to have dark hair or be left-handed. And one meme has been utterly triumphant in western society over that time. The meme of aggressive feminism passes through both sexes, and can cause the most atrocious corruption of decency and love.
Police Search For Woman Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Boy — Brandi Fuller has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of an underage child. The suspect’s sister said the allegations are just not true. “Now, other people who supposedly seen it is coming out, too, and it don’t make no sense,” Fuller’s sister, Jennifer, said. Jennifer Fuller said her sister is a loving mother who would never abuse a child. “My sister has no problem getting a boyfriend. Why would she mess with a little kid?” she asked. But police are telling a different story.
Supreme Court sets aside ruling on child abuse interviews — The Supreme Court set aside a controversial ruling that would have required child care workers and police officers to obtain a search warrant or a parent’s permission before speaking to a child at school about possible sexual abuse at home. The justices had been urged by a broad coalition of school officials, state lawyers and the Obama administration to reject the ruling. It “threatens to eliminate an essential tool for the detection and prevention of child abuse,” said Acting Solicitor Gen. Neal Katyal. The justices took that advice Thursday, but did so in a roundabout way. They dismissed the Oregon lawsuit where the rule had arisen and voided everything that had grown out of the case.
Youth football coach guilty of 17 sex offences against young boys — A YOUTH football coach who was convicted of sexually abusing young boys over an 18-year period was sentenced to five years in prison today. Roy Morris, 46, had denied 20 counts of indecent assault and indecency with the boys aged from nine to 14, between 1984 and 2002. But the jury at Gloucester Crown Court found him guilty on 17 charges. Formal not guilty verdicts had been recorded on the direction of the judge on two of the indecent assault charges. Detective Sergeant Dean Morse, of Gloucester CID, said: “We hope Roy Morris’s conviction will provide some comfort to his victims, who have shown tremendous courage in coming forward.