7-year-old loses genitals after circumcision, fighting for life — A seven-year-old boy is battling for life after a circumcision surgery went horribly wrong at a private hospital in Alwar on Thursday. The boy’s genitals had to be cut off in an attempt to save his life, said sources. An FIR has been lodged against the hospital authorities after the relatives of the boy created a ruckus. The boy, Imran, was admitted to Sania hospital in Alwar town on November 10 for circumcision.
An altar boy’s tale of ‘fear, shame and guilt’ — A FORMER victim has applauded the Government’s announcement of a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse, saying tens of thousands can now tell their story “without fear, shame and guilt”. Pete Dillon was an eight-year-old altar boy when he was “forced and coerced” into performing sexual acts by a Catholic priest in regional Victoria. He was warned he couldn’t tell anyone about the abuse, which went on for a couple of years, and he didn’t. He kept the truth hidden for 22 years.
Boy Scouts, Mormon church settle sex abuse lawsuit — The Boys Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a Portland man who said they didn’t do enough to stop a Scout troop leader from sexually abusing children. The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/TksT4N) that a document filed Nov. 15 in U.S. District Court in Boise said both sides agreed to an undisclosed monetary settlement. Oregon attorney Gilion Dumas represents the Portland man and said the settlement will be final once a judge approves a request from both sides to dismiss the suit.
Cyril Smith DID abuse boys, police confirm — The Crown Prosecution Service also said he should have been charged with the crimes more than 40 years ago. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the boys “were victims of physical and sexual abuse” by the late Rochdale MP. Despite not being charged, after inquiries in 1970 and the 1990s, the CPS said procedural changes meant a prosecution would have been pursued today. In a statement, Sir Cyril’s family said they were “deeply saddened and concerned” by the allegations “made so long after Sir Cyril’s death and at a time when he is no longer able to defend himself”.
Divorcing parents turn to ‘brainwashing’ children in custody battles — Solicitors specialising in divorce and child contact say they have noted a marked rise in allegations of one parents exerting undue influence on children to try to turn them against the other. New mobile phones, computer games, designer clothes and even exotic holidays have been deployed in attempts to win children’s loyalty. In other cases parents have openly resorted to trying to blacken their former partner’s name in the children’s eyes. Naomi McGloin, a solicitor at Pannone, said allegations of “brainwashing” had become an increasingly common feature of acrimonious separations in her experience.
Gender Roles: Men, Women, And Rape — This week on campus, a number of movements picketed and soapboxed to prevent sexual assault. And don’t get me wrong; that’s a very good thing. Rape and sexual assault are some of the more heinous and damaging crimes that human beings can enact upon one another. My problem is not with groups determined to prevent these crimes, but with the nature of these groups.
Male domestic violence victim able to locate shelter — finally — We all should have someone in our corner like Sharain Spears, especially when experiencing the kind of month her cousin Brian Ingram is having. Ingram was stabbed three times by his girlfriend, Diane M. Romano, on Nov. 4, after an argument at their home on Van Norwick Avenue in Batavia, according to police. Romano, who police say also knifed her 19-year-old son, was charged with three felony counts. Ingram was hospitalized with two punctured lungs.
MaleSurvivor Conference Examines Sexual Abuse in Sports — It was the summer before high school, and Christopher Gavagan, then 13, was preparing to leave the safe familiarity of the friends he had known during his boyhood. With a plan to excel at ice hockey, he began training on inline skates, moving through his New York City neighborhood, up and down the streets until, he said, “I turned down the wrong street.” Gavagan, now a filmmaker, was one of eight panelists who participated Friday in a discussion about young athletes who have been sexually assaulted or abused by their coaches.
Medway woman jailed for ‘ritualistic’ abuse of young boy — A woman who subjected a youngster to “sadistic and ritualistic” abuse has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons but was not the boy’s mother, beat him and forced him into what were described as “stress positions” until he wet himself. Maidstone Crown Court heard the woman also encouraged a dog to bite him. In frustration, the boy began to self-harm and it was later discovered he had fractured his hand after punching his bed.
Shedding light on male domestic violence — Standing nearly 6 feet tall and weighing about 230 pounds, 23-year-old Willie Wiltz may have been an imposing figure, but his mother said he was a “big boy with a big heart.” But that large frame hid something that ultimately killed him. Wiltz was a victim of domestic violence, and a few days before Valentine’s Day 2011, Wiltz, an athletic young man who enjoyed playing basketball, was gunned down as he attempted to leave his home in San Bernardino during an argument with his girlfriend, Ebony Davis.
Sudbury short on help for male sex abuse survivors — The retirement of a trusted Sudbury psychotherapist is weighing heavily on the minds of sexually abused men who have finally come forward to tell their stories in an effort to heal. Abuse survivor Robert Roussell has been attending counselling sessions with Jack Juhlin for the past two years. “He just turned my life right around,” Rousell said. Juhlin is the only psychotherapist in Sudbury who deals specifically with men who have gone through this experience.
Third Kevin Clash Accuser Surfaces, Files Suit Against Elmo Puppeteer — A third man has surfaced to accuse Kevin Clash of engaging in underage sex. The anonymous accuser filed a lawsuit Tuesday in New York City against Clash — the longtime voice of Sesame Street puppet Elmo — who resigned last week amid allegations he had sex with two other men when they were in their teens. Citing court documents, The New York Post reports that the man (aka, “John Doe”) is a Florida resident in his late 20s claiming to have encountered Clash during a visit to New York when he was 16.