A place for male victims to talk — When Glenn Allan told an acquaintance he had been sexually assaulted by his hockey coach as a boy, he got a surprising response. “I heard his clipboard and pen fall,” Allan, 47, recalled of giving a statement to the police officer. “He looked at me in shock and said, ‘That son of a bitch did the same thing to me.’” The reaction Allan got from the officer that day isn’t a shock to him anymore. For years, men who were the victims of sexual abuse as children have been disclosing past traumas to him.
Boy sues Scouts over sexual abuse, claims mass abuse cover-up — The Boy Scouts of America has until Friday to produce more than 5,000 records, kept secret for decades, detailing allegations of sexual abuse by scout leaders across the nation. The attorney for the plaintiff, Santa Barbara attorney Timothy Hale, told the Santa Barbara Independent that the files, which will not be made public on Friday, showed that the Boy Scouts of America has maintained thousands of secret “perversion files” detailing child molestation cases, involving up to 20,000 scouts abused by leaders during 1965-85 alone, and perhaps 100,000 since 1925.
Ex-NHL star Theo Fleury describes horror of sexual abuse — Graham James, the former junior hockey coach and convicted sex offender, is appearing before a judge in Winnipeg for a sentencing hearing Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in December to assaulting former Flames Theo Fleury and another male while coaching in the 1980s and 90s. Fleury held a press conference in Vancouver Wednesday morning to read from a complete and unedited copy of his victim impact statement.
L.A. teacher accused of having sex with male students — A female high school Spanish teacher in Los Angeles was arrested after two male students said they had sex with her, police said Thursday. Gabriela Cortez, 42, of Montebello, was arrested late Wednesday on suspicion of two felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, said Montebello police Lt. Luis Lopez. Cortez was arrested after an 18-year-old youth went to the police station last week and reported that he had a sexual relationship with her from 2008 to 2010 while he was a student at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, where Cortez taught Spanish, Lopez said.
Mom of Broward boys stabbed by their dad may face charges — Police investigating a Feb. 9 hostage standoff in Deerfield Beach that left two men and a disabled child dead — and another child badly injured — now believe the mother of the two boys may have been involved in events leading to the rampage. Based upon the testimony of Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide Detective Valerian Perez — and the testimony of the boys’ mother, Deanna Beauchamp — a Broward County judge imposed a no-contact order between Beauchamp and her surviving 7-year-old son.
Paedophile foster carer Rex Case facing jail after years of abuse in Southampton — A PERVERTED foster carer was allowed to systematically sexually abuse young girls in his care – even after the alarm was raised by a five-year old who had been raped. Despite the desperate cry for help paedophile Rex Case went on to sexually assault other young girls who lived with him. Today the 68-year-old, who carried out his depraved abuse over 30 years, is facing spending the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of a catalogue of sickening crimes. Judge Peter Henry told Case he was “devious, manipulative and controlling” and his sentence would be “a very long one”.
Paedophiles’ Paradise: Child Abuse and Child Prostitution in Sri Lanka — With the advances in mass transportation, communication and other infrastructure around the world, tourists’ accessibility to new places has increased. While tourism and travel have promoted greater understanding and tolerance and have generated large amounts of income and contributed to worldwide Gross Domestic Product (GDP), they have also contributed to the emergence of another phenomenon – that of child sex tourism (CST). Though this phenomenon is widely observed in South East Asia, it is reported that there are other regions / countries greatly affected by CST, as well.
Retired Army general of Beaverton admits to sexually abusing boy — A retired two-star U.S. Army general admitted Friday in Washington County Circuit Court to the long-term sexual abuse of a young relative. John Christian Heldstab, 71, of Beaverton, faced 29 charges related to the abuse. In a plea deal, he pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree sex abuse and agreed to a 10-year prison sentence. Judge Kirsten Thompson’s courtroom was nearly empty when Heldstab answered her questions with short, quick replies.