Bulletin Board v198

Chicago Priest to be Deported to Native Bolivia after Serving Sex Abuse Sentence — Father Alejandro Flores is being deported to his native Bolivia after finishing a portion of his four-year sentence for sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy. Flores, 40, was a priest in the Chicago suburb of Joliet who no longer has any “sort of public ministry” according to a Chicago Catholic archdiocese spokesman. The Catholic Church is taking steps to defrock Flores who they now claim should never have been ordained. Court records indicate the Church held up his ordination so he could receive counseling for viewing pornography on line and after hearing the victim and his brother call Flores “daddy”.

Child sex abuse rampant in Afghanistan, documentary shows — U.S. Marine Maj. Bill Steuber, like most people in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, knew that local Afghan police were keeping young boys as sex slaves. The practice, known as bacha bazi, or “boy play,” was an open secret in Sangin, a town of 14,000 in Helmand. So Steuber sat down to confront deputy police chief Qhattab Khan, hoping he could convince him that the practice — which is as illegal in Afghanistan as it is in Canada — would cost the police the support of the local community. But what Steuber heard left him shaking his head in disbelief.

Embarrassment barrier for abused men — Men are suffering from domestic abuse, but embarrassment will usually stop them coming forward until it is extreme, police say. Men often wait until knives are pulled before seeking help, Detective Sergeant Alan McGlade from the Hamilton police Family Safety Team said. Most reports of abuse against males were either of psychological or extreme physical violence, such as stabbings. “If I think about women abusing men, some of the violence is quite serious,” McGlade said.

Former priest and missionary jailed for ten years for abusing 18 boys — A former priest who was on the run in Brazil for almost a decade has been jailed for 10 years for abusing 18 boys during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Peter Kennedy (74), a former member of the Kiltegan Fathers order, committed the abuse in five counties as he was moved from parish to parish. In the early 2000s many of his victims began to come forward causing Kennedy to go to Brazil. He stayed there eight years until he was deported to the UK in 2011. From there he was returned to Ireland to face these charges.

Lawsuit Says 2 Rabbis Abused Boys at Jewish High School — A lawyer for 19 former students at Yeshiva University High School for Boys filed a federal lawsuit Monday claiming that two former rabbis there carried out hundreds of acts of sexual abuse during the 1970s and 80s, and that the university’s leaders covered it up. According to a 148-page complaint lodged in Federal District Court in White Plains, the abuse included one case, in 1980, of a rabbi who sodomized a 16-year-old student with a toothbrush in his dormitory room in Upper Manhattan.

Male abuse victims wait till knives are pulled out — Men are suffering from domestic abuse, but embarrassment usually stops them coming forward until it is extreme, police say. Men often waited until knives were pulled before seeking help, Detective Sergeant Alan McGlade, of the Hamilton police family safety team, said. Most reports of abuse against males were either of psychological or extreme physical violence, such as stabbings. “If I think about women abusing men, some of the violence is quite serious,” Mr McGlade said.

Male sex abuse numbers unknown — Ken Clearwater’s presentation Invisible Victims of Sexual Abuse takes place at The Yurt at The Free House in Collingwood St on Thursday July 18 from 6 to 7.30pm. Gold coin donation. Former boxing champion Ken Clearwater will be lifting the lid on the taboo subject of men being the victims of sexual abuse when he speaks in Nelson next week. The national manager of the group Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Ken was raped when he was 12-years-old.

Paedophile priest who told boy (7) he could get dead grandfather into heaven is given fourth jail term — Paedophile priest James Donaghy – who told a distraught seven-year-old boy that he could get his dead grandfather into heaven if he performed a sex act on him – has been given another jail sentence. But although this is the fourth time the 55-year-old sex predator has been found guilty of sex abuse, he wont spend an extra day in prison. Donaghy is already serving a ten-year term for the sex abuse of three other victims. Belfast Crown Court Judge Kinney told Donaghy, that had these current offences been dealt with when originally sentenced, they would have been taken into consideration.

Priest says he looked at boys’ genitalia out of ‘pure stupidity’ — A man who claims he was sexually abused by a priest decades ago wants the Catholic Church to turn over the names of suspected pedophiles. David Pususta said he was a 10-year-old altar boy when the abuse began in the 1960s. Pususta, now 62, was living with his family in Waverly, a central Minnesota town where life revolved around St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Everyone trusted the priest, Father John Brown — including Pususta’s parents.

Scrutiny, sentences different for female sex offenders — When Jean Fisher took on the prosecution of a 35-year-old Kuna woman accused of having sex with eight underage boys, the veteran prosecutor knew she faced a daunting challenge regarding public perception. Fisher, who has handled hundreds of sex abuse cases during her 24 years with the Ada County prosecutor’s office, says people view a woman sexually abusing a boy as less serious than when a man abuses an underage girl.

Survivor of Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal steps forward to share story — In a cruel world, Max Murray was just a crippled boy on a relentless pursuit for love and attention. Max tried to find it through friendships with the other kids in his Toronto neighbourhood. But his flailing arms and knock-knees made him an easy target for cruel jokes. In school hallways, his classmates called him frogger, feeling no sympathy for the kid with cerebral palsy.

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