Bulletin Board v.28

Much in the same vein as “This Week in the News,” the Bulletin Board will list news stories and also blog and forum posts. It should be noted at I do not necessarily endorse or support the items linked. I simply find them to be interesting and/or relevant to the issues discussed on this blog. As the weeks go by, each new “volume” will be added to a page link, that way the way easily available without having to do a search or hunt through all my posts (not that I am suggesting not to hunt through the posts).

Canadian accused of molesting young boys in Thailand pleads not guilty — A Canadian pedophile suspect arrested last year after high-tech detective work and a global manhunt pleaded not guilty Friday to molesting underage boys in Thailand, a Thai court statement said. Christopher Paul Neil, formerly of Vancouver, was arrested in Thailand on Oct. 19, 2007 after the France-based international police agency Interpol issued a worldwide appeal to identify and apprehend him based on some 200 Internet photos believed to show him carrying out acts of sexual abuse.

Defender of abused women finds a new cause: male victims — Erin Pizzey, the campaigner who pioneered treatment for abused women by setting up Britain’s first refuge centre for victims of domestic violence in the 1970s, is now turning her attention to another group of often overlooked victims: men.

Foster youth sue for abuse — The system that was supposed to protect two teenagers instead subjected them to abuse and neglect. That’s according to the two boys, whose identities are not being released at the request of their attorney, Christine Schleuss. The boys are each suing the state of Alaska for $10 million. Both teenagers were born into families with histories of drug use, physical and sexual abuse and neglect. As young children, the boys were placed in the same foster home, where the abuse continued, they claim.

New York Mom Allegedly Put Son, 7, in Oven as Punishment — The mother, 26-year-old Tiffany Fraser of Tallman, was charged with assault and endangering a child, authorities said. Police began investigating after the boy was spotted alone at a shopping center and told officers he had run away because “his mother had put him in an oven and burned him as a punishment,” according to police reports.

Police: Rape report was not true — An alleged rape reported by a female juvenile on Jan. 6 has turned out to be false, police said, and the minor will be charged for filing the false report. Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg said after investigating the alleged incident, it was found that the 17-year old female lied about the attack she said happened between 3:30 and 4 p.m. in the area of 45 Browns Dam Road in Reading Township.

Priest accused of abusing boy removed from ministry — A priest accused of sexually abusing a boy between 1989 and 1993 was removed from ministry after investigators determined the allegations had merit, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo announced Sunday. The victim, who is now an adult, told church officials in November that the Rev. Stephen R. Horn abused him while he was pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church, DiNardo said.

Rapists target male drinkers — HUNDREDS of straight men are being raped in the city and eastern suburbs every year, many after having their drinks spiked. Health experts have warned that men can be just as much of a target for sexual predators as women, although most men were not aware of the threat that lurked every time they went to the pub.

Woman Arrested After Allegedly Abusing Boy — A woman was arrested after she was accused of sexually abusing a 3-year-old boy and videotaping the abuse on a webcam, police said. “I don’t want to say what they did (because) it just isn’t right,” the boy’s father, who wanted to remain anonymous, said. The man said that he was mortified when detectives told him what Aime Sue Mitchell, 28, allegedly did to his son.

Woman gets 10 years in prison for stabbing son in Boynton Beach — Gasperetti pleaded guilty to attempted felony murder and aggravated child abuse and put her fate in the hands of Circuit Judge Jorge Labarga. He was not swayed by arguments of mental disorders and examples of Gasperetti’s years as a caring, involved mother.

One thought on “Bulletin Board v.28

  1. Foster Youth Sue………..

    That was in Alaska;here in Washington there have been several lawsuits form foster children aginst the state for failing to monitor their care and catch abuse. In the worst and most recent case a foster mother abused a girl for over ten years. One form of abuse was to tell the girl to hold still while she stuck insulin needles into her eyes. The commuity was in an uproar.

    What was unusual in this particualr case was the level of attention it got. The girl was black, and generally minority victims are ignored, and the foster mother was black, and the prevailing stereotype of black women is as the all-loving big mamma who can lecture everyone else on parenting.

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