Bulletin Board v138

Boarding-school abuse victim unmasks his tormentor in new book — Giles Walker scrambled through nettles, up a hill and over a metal fence onto the railway tracks at Hither Green, a suburb 10 kilometres from London’s Charing Cross Station. He pulled out his cellphone and called a former classmate at Bishop’s College School in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.

Boy dies after alleged beating by granny — Soweto grandmother Josephine Masingi will never be able to tell her grandson how sorry she is – because Tumelo Masingi, 8, died from his internal injuries after he was allegedly severely beaten up by his grandmother. According to police, the Grade 2 pupil had been riding his blue bike near the Merafe hostel in Mapetla last week when he was approached by a group of boys who grabbed the bike from him.

CDC executive arrested for child molestation, bestiality, out of jail — A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official who has been charged with two counts of child molestation and bestiality for sexual acts involving a 6-year-old boy bonded out of jail Tuesday. Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, 44, had been held in the DeKalb County jail on $20,000 bond. According to a DeKalb County criminal warrant obtained Sunday, her boyfriend, Thomas Westerman, also was arrested on two counts of child molestation. Westerman works for the CDC as a night watchman, his LinkedIn profile states.

Child-sex offender can work with kids — When he was 16 the man, now 28 – whom the Herald Sun is not allowed to name – pleaded guilty to sexually penetrating a boy, 9, over a six-week period. His initial application for a working with children licence, which he needs to get work through Ambulance Victoria, was rejected by the Department of Justice. But the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal last week overruled this. The man plans to work at children’s sporting events, to child advocacy groups’ horror. A psychological report found that though the man had “factors” known to be associated with sexual reoffending, including a limited insight into his emotional needs and a history of drug and alcohol abuse, he was at a low risk of reoffending.

French Prosecutors Drop Attempted Rape Charge Against DSK — The legal proceedings against Dominique Strauss-Kahn for sexual assault and attempted rape continued thinning out Thursday, as French prosecutors dropped their inquiry into charges the former International Monetary Fund chief attacked French author Tristane Banon during a 2003 meeting. But that decision by French justice officials—coming less than two months after New York prosecutors withdrew their criminal case for attempted rape against Strauss-Kahn—didn’t carry the resounding refutation of Banon’s sexual assault charges that DSK had earlier predicted. 

Hull teacher escapes jail for grooming teenager 25 years ago — A DEPUTY head teacher in Hull has avoided jail despite collecting online child abuse images and grooming and abusing a young boy while he was a church choirmaster. Michael Page, 54, befriended the youngster when he was a choirmaster and “groomed” the impressionable child, repeatedly inviting him to his home. He acted as a “father figure” to the boy but abused his and his parents’ trust by indecently assaulting him when his victim was aged 14 and 15. The complainant, now 40, finally plucked up the courage to tell his family and the authorities of the abuse because he wanted Page removed from teaching.

Kansas City, Mo., bishop indicted for failing to report abuse — The Roman Catholic bishop of Kansas City has been indicted by a grand jury on charges that he covered up child abuse, the New York Times reports. Robert Finn is the highest-ranking member of the American church to face criminal charges related to child abuse. Authorities say Finn knew that one of his priests, Rev. Shawn Ratigan, had lewd photos of young girls on his computer, but Finn did not report Ratigan to the authorities for five months.

Low Number of Male Teachers Affects Youth — Education experts say that a lower salary and stereotypes are to blame for a shortage of male teachers across the Piedmont Triad. Bill Budusky is a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Hunter Elementary School in Greensboro. Budusky is one of only six male teachers out of 75. The father of two said having male teachers in schools is important because they serve as positive role models for boys.

Rape as a ‘Weapon of War’ Against Men — Sexual violence against men, including rape, is under-reported, poorly addressed and has a severe impact on both men and their families, according to a presentation at the annual Sexual Violence and Research Initiative (SVRI), held in Cape Town, South Africa. A study by Mervyn Christian, of the US-based Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, using community focus groups and in-depth interviews with seven male rape survivors in Bukavu, in South Kivu Province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), found that armed combatants had anally or orally raped men in a nearby forest, while at least two were raped in their homes in front of their families.

Two men sentenced for encouraging child sexual abuse — Two men, one from Ashland and one from Medford, investigated by the Southern Oregon High-Tech Crimes Task Force, were sentenced this week in Jackson County Circuit Court for encouraging child sexual abuse. David Paul Cassidy, 57, of Ashland pleaded guilty Thursday to five counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse.

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