16-year-old boy sexually abused by teacher — A 16-year-old boy was allegedly sexually abused by his teacher inside a residential school located in south Delhi. The 45-year-old accused, who is employed as a Yoga teacher in the school, has been arrested and remanded in judicial custody. The incident took place on January 11. According to the police, the victim is a class IX student.
Child Soldier’s Tale Illustrates Mali’s Dirty War — The boy sits with his knees tucked under his chest on the concrete floor of the police station here, his adolescent face a tableau of fear. He’s still garbed in the knee-length tunic he was ordered to wear by the Islamic extremist who recruited him. It’s these same clothes, styled after those worn by the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century, which gave him away when he tried to flee earlier this week. They have now become his prison garb.
Facing a painful cross-examination, a 9-year-old boy who alleges a former school aide sexually abused him stood up and screamed at the defense attorney — A 9-year-old special needs student testified Friday against the school aide accused of sexually abusing him — at several points, rising from the stand and screaming at the defense attorney for “being a bully” as he was peppered with questions about his problems at school. The child witness — barely tall enough to reach the microphone — told jurors that former Department of Education employee Gregory Atkins followed him into the bathroom of his Upper West Side school multiple times on Feb. 2, 2012.
Fourth-grade teacher in LA charged with molesting 20 students — A fourth-grade teacher who worked nearly 40 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing 20 students, a year after another veteran teacher accused of molesting nearly two dozen pupils brought national attention to the district and the problem of classroom sex abuse. After a 10-month investigation, eight felony counts of continual sexual abuse and seven counts of lewd acts upon a child were filed Wednesday against Robert Pimentel, of Newport Beach, for abuse that allegedly took place at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary in the Wilmington area, officer Christopher No told The Associated Press.
Pinellas doctor gets 15 years for sexually abusing teenage boy — A Pinellas County physician was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to charges that he sexually abused a teenager in his care. Dr. Brian Webster Cook, 51, befriended the youth and his mother after they came into his clinic, then molested the teen over several years. Facing a possible life sentence, Cook struck a plea agreement that included 10 years of probation as a sex offender. Cook met the youth in 2009 at one of two StatMed walk-in clinics he owned at the time.
Report: Sandusky settlements close — Penn State’s negotiator for civil claims involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said Friday the school has been in talks with 28 people and settlement discussions with some claimants could soon produce results. The number of claimants is 18 more than were involved in Sandusky’s criminal case this summer, when eight young men testified they were assaulted by Sandusky. Prosecutors were not able to identify two victims.
Rochester mother sentenced for manslaughter in deaths of her four children — A Rochester mom will spend 7 to 15 years behind bars for the deaths of her four children in a fire last February. 31-year-old Bobbie Kugler admitted she set a photo of her ex-boyfriend on fire and threw it on a dresser filled with combustible materials. She also admitted she was drunk and high at the time. Seven children were inside her home when the fire started, three survived the fire. But four children, all Kugler’s own children, Gage Reavey, Greg, Kandee and Kaiden Kugler were all killed.
The Violence of Homelessness: A Young Male Survivor’s Story — As I watch my children play, sometimes the fear, grief, and horror of my own childhood and early adulthood fades. I remember that we work to keep them safe, my new family and I. We strive to educate and protect, and listen to them. They are grateful for what they have and they know they won’t always be given what they want, but will always have what they need. Mainly, they know they are loved and they know they are treasured. I can’t promise them that they’ll never have a bad day, or that nobody will ever be mean or unfair to them, but I can promise to do everything in my power to keep them safe and to love them.
Why Ending Prison Rape Won’t Be Easy — It’s an optimistic headline: “Prison Rape: Obama’s Program to Stop It.” It leads into a comprehensive New York Review of Books article on three recently released Federal government publications. Two of these documents examine sexual abuse in the nation’s detention centers while the other outlines the Department of Justice’s regulations for eliminating prison rape. All three aim to address the appalling number of people — young and old, female and male, citizen and those awaiting deportation — who routinely suffer sexual violence while in lockup, an estimated 209,000 plus every year according to the Justice Department.
Wrong on Women Warriors — We have apparently arrived at the Golden Age, free from strife and the threat of foreign enemies. Little else can explain so gratuitous a decision as to place women in combat units. The downsides to such a policy are legion and obvious; the only reason to pursue it is to placate feminism’s insatiable and narcissistic drive for absolute official equality between the sexes. Any claim that our fighting forces are not reaching their maximum potential because females are not included is absurd.