Ex-altar boy tells archbishop’s Winnipeg sex assault trial he felt ‘disgusted’ — A man has told a Winnipeg courtroom that when he was an altar boy he was sexually abused by a cleric in the Orthodox Church in America. The man, whose identity is protected under a publication ban, says Seraphim Storheim exposed himself and asked to be touched sexually. The man also testified that Storheim, now in his late 60s, got into bed with him on one occasion.
Leading expert on ‘maleness’ comes to Toronto to support ‘men’s centre’ — A fundraising campaign to create a Canadian Centre for Men and Families kicks off Wednesday in Toronto with a lecture by a leading anthropologist of gender, in an effort to boost the political clout and intellectual credibility of men’s issues. It is a controversial topic often associated with angry sexists. But Lionel Tiger, Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University in New Jersey — best known for coining the term “male bonding” — is neither angry nor sexist. I
New study show Irish in 1950s and 1980s may have left because they suffered abuse — A new study has found that some older Irish emigrants may have left the country because they suffered abuse. According to the Irish Independent, new research indicates there have been significant differences in the life experiences of earlier generations of emigrants, with many more developing problems with alcohol and later feeling socially isolated when they returned to Ireland.
Ohio has one of highest rates of sexual abuse, misconduct in state youth detention facilities — Three of Ohio’s four Department of Youth Services prisons had some of the highest reported rates of sexual misconduct and abuse in the country, according to a national survey. The facilities in the top 13 nationally include Cuyahoga Hills Youth Correctional Facility in Highland Hills, the Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility and the Scioto Youth Correctional Facility.
Pervert posed as TV casting agent to abuse boy (16) — A SEX offender posed as a casting agent for TV programmes on the social networking site Bebo and set up an audition for a 16-year-old boy who he then sexually assaulted. Anthony Luckwill (40) has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after Trim Circuit Court heard that he sent the teenager sexually suggestive messages about what might occur at auditions and said that it was common for casting agents to have sexual relations with potential actors.
Singing Priest admits abuse of 2 more boys — A former priest who is serving a 16-year sentence for the rape and abuse of schoolboys has had 15 months added to his sentence for abusing two other boys in the 70s and 80s.Tony Walsh, who was known as the ‘Singing Priest’, is due to have the entirety of his sentence reviewed by the Court of Criminal Appeal next month. Walsh (59), formerly of North Circular Road, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of indecent assault on January 1 and April 4, 1979.
State review called for after study of sex assaults in Illinois youth prisons — The head of Illinois’ youth prison system said he is “extremely concerned” by a recent Justice Department report that found Illinois has one of the highest rates of sexual assault against young inmates in the country. A team of experts will review policies and procedures at the state’s six youth prisons in response to a federal survey of incarcerated youth in which 15 percent of Illinois inmates reported they were victims of sexual assault by staff or other inmates, Department of Juvenile Justice Director Arthur Bishop said last week.
Teacher groomed and sexually abused boy who later became hooked on heroin — A teacher who groomed and sexually abused a boy later gave him thousands of euros to help him get clean of heroin, a court has heard. John O’Donoghue (53) of The Gallops in Sandyford, Dublin carried out the abuse on up to twenty occasions after pretending he wanted to wrestle with the ten-year-old boy. The sentencing hearing at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that the victim later dropped out of school and developed a heroin addiction as a result of the abuse.
The US military’s ‘invisible men’ — On May 3, Staff Sergeant Emily J Allen – the single mother of a seven-year-old daughter and the first female instructor to be charged in the worst sex scandal in the history of the United States Air Force – was sentenced to three months in prison and 30 days of hard labour. Allen pleaded guilty to having sex with a male trainee and seeking sex with another. This case called attention to the fact that male soldiers are also vulnerable to sexual harassment by their superiors.