50-year-old woman rapes 14-year-old boy — A 50–year old woman has been arrested and charged for forcefully having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old pupil who is her neighbour. Siphiwe Masilela, an orderly at the Pigg’s Peak Government Hospital, is alleged to have grabbed the minor and forced him into her room where she ordered him to undress before sexually abusing him. Masilela has since been charged for sexually abusing a Standard Four pupil who attends one of the schools around Pigg’s Peak.
Blood test rules out man convicted of rape nearly 25 years ago — Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro on Tuesday agreed to let a man convicted of rape go free after nearly 25 years in prison, conceding that a blood test conducted a few years ago rules him out. Booker Diggins, 46, is likely to walk free after a few days, although Criminal District Judge Frank Marullo said Tuesday that he wanted first to hear from the woman who identified Diggins as the man who raped her in 1987 in a storage shed off the Riverwalk.
Former poster child for missing children headed to prison for raping 10-year-old girl — Sixteen years ago, he stood beside a president as the poster child for victimized children. Now, he’s headed to prison for raping a 10-year-old. Adam Croote, 23, was sentenced to 25 to life on Friday after pleading guilty to raping and choking a little girl he was babysitting last June, The Albany Times Union reported. In 1996, when he was 7, Croote visited the White House to watch President Clinton sign an order that required missing children posters to be hung in federal buildings — a policy galvanized in-part by Croote’s horrific young life.
Jerry Sandusky defense filing mentions ‘Accusers 11-17’ — New documents filed last week by the attorneys for former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky suggest there are at least 17 accusers in the child sexual abuse case, a much higher number than described in criminal charges. The requests, dated April 16 and April 23, were attached to a motion filed Thursday in which Sandusky defense attorney Joe Amendola asked the supervising judge to mandate more disclosure of investigative materials.
Men suffer in domestic abuse — WHILE most Australians are aware of the horrors of domestic abuse, many are not aware of the forgotten victims: Australian men. Australian men make up a large number of victims of abuse: about one in three victims. What worries experts most is the trend of young women and their behaviours towards partners, who, after witnessing abuse at home, decide that violence towards men is okay. Author of the book Breaking the Silence -A Practical Guide For Male Victims Of Domestic Abuse, psychologist Elizabeth Celi said young girls witnessed aggressive behaviour by mothers at home, which subsequently carried over to their own romantic relationships.
Saginaw man and woman charged with sexually assaulting 6-year-old boy over 4-month period — A man and a woman are charged with sexually assaulting a 6-year-old boy over a four-month period. And now that they’re both behind bars, Joseph D. McRannolds and Jessica D. Nielson, both 28, face up to life in prison. McRannolds and Nielson, who last lived in Saginaw, are charged with four counts and a single count, respectively, of first-degree criminal sexual conduct against someone under the age of 13.
Scoutmaster who abused young boys offers victims cash in bid to avoid jail — David McDonald, 78, told a court he had liquidated his assets and had handed over £16,230 to his solicitor which could be paid to his three victims. A sheriff told McDonald, who subjected scouts to sexual abuse 40 years ago, that he could avoid a jail sentence if he was prepared to hand the money over. After hearing how much cash the pensioner had available, Sheriff Lindsay Foulis ordered his solicitor to prepare cheques to be handed to the three middle-aged men.
Woman accused of torturing boy, aged 6 — Muno Ahmed Adan, 19, also allegedly tied the boy up and locked him in a garden shed with threats that a giant lizard would come and eat him. Adan was looking after the boy and his siblings at her home in Inala in southwest Brisbane in mid-2010 when the abuse allegedly took place. She has pleaded not guilty in the Brisbane District Court to seven charges including torture, deprivation of liberty and assault occasioning bodily harm. In his opening to the jury today, prosecutor Phil McCarthy said the boy’s father took him to the police after discovering the abuse.
Woman receives life terms for baby rape — A Missouri woman who admitted participating in the rape of her infant girl was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. Attorneys for Tessa L. Vanvlerah, 22, of Ballwin, failed to convince a St. Louis County Circuit Court judge that Vanvlerah should receive probation because she had a psychological disorder, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday. Dr. Brooke Kraushaar testified during Vanvlerah’s sentencing hearing that a dependent personality disorder caused her to participate in the sexual fantasies of Kenneth Kyle, a college professor from California, even though she knew the sex acts involving her then-5-month-old daughter were wrong.
Zimbabwe ‘male rape’ charge dropped — Zimbabwean prosecutors have dropped charges against three women arrested in connection with male rapes. They were charged last year with 17 counts of aggravated indecent assault – as Zimbabwean law does not recognise the act of a woman raping a man. At least two of them will face charges of prostitution instead, officials say. Police believe there is a nationwide syndicate of women raping men, possibly to use their semen for use in rituals that claim to make people wealthy.