Arrest made in ‘worst’ child abuse case — It was the worst case of child abuse police and experts said they had ever seen. The 5-year-old boy had numerous scars on both legs, his back and chest, and part of one ear was missing. His lip had been split, healed over and split again. On Monday morning, local police and members of the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force arrested the boy’s father, 22-year-old Daquon Gomillion, at a hearing in state juvenile court where Gomillion was fighting to retain custody of the boy.
Asian male domestic abuse victim: ‘I was very scared’ — The ManKind Initiative, a national charity that supports male victims, found that 9% of calls for help to its service last year were made by Asian men. One abuse victim from Leicester said his wife tormented him almost daily for many years. “I became very scared of her,” he said. “From the moment I would wake up she would shout and scream abuse at me. “She would swear at me and tell me that she hated me and couldn’t stand to look at my face. She would tell me that I was a loser, that I was useless at everything and that I wasn’t a real man.
Boy, 14, details alleged sexual relationship with teacher at abuse trial — A boy who allegedly had sex with a former Hillsborough County teacher when he was 12 years old gave detailed testimony about their relationship Tuesday in court. Ethel Anderson, 30, is facing lewd battery and lewd or lascivious molestation charges. Investigators say Anderson, a former Mango Elementary School teacher, engaged in sexual activity with the boy between December 2011 and February 2012. Anderson was the boy’s fifth grade teacher.
Ex-mayor and mom of five who admitted to touching 14-year-old boy banned from daughter’s high school graduation — A mother of five and former mayor of a small town in Washington who was charged with molesting a teenage boy said she’s determined to see her daughter graduate — despite the school’s ban on convicted sex offenders. Linda Lusk, 52 — who was accused of having sexual contact with her daughter’s 14-year-old boyfriend in 2010 — said she is no longer on probation, but she’s still not allowed in her daughter’s school.
Fifth boy alleges sex abuse by former Minnesota sheriff’s deputy — Authorities have charged a former Mille Lacs County deputy with two new felony counts of molesting a child, the fifth child he is charged with sexually abusing. Aaron Joseph Heuer, of Isle, was charged Monday in Otter Tail County District Court with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13, and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13.
Former altar boy abused by paedophile priest breaks his silence to reveal his despair at how crime was covered up — THE victim of a paedophile priest who escaped being prosecuted even though he confessed to his crimes has broken his silence over his ordeal and his despair. Paul Smyth, who says he was just 11 when Father Paul Moore sexually assaulted him, reveals his anger that the priest was never brought to trial, despite his victims co-operating fully with the police. In the 1990s, Moore admitted to former Bishop Maurice Taylor that he had abused children over several years.
Misandry and aggression against men is real — Recent events offer us an opportunity to debate attitudes and approaches to the question of gender violence. Over the past few decades, ‘gender violence’ has been defined as violence by men against women. Women’s violence against the male gender has been considered to be either non-existent, or the fault of men, or has been trivialised and justified in a variety of ways. This interpretation further implies that women’s aggression is a reaction to men’s actions towards them, blaming the victim for his plight.
Mont. court blocks judge on new sentence for teen rape — Montana’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered a county judge to cancel a hearing to reconsider the 30-day prison sentence he gave a former high school teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old student with whom he had a sexual relationship for several months. In granting the emergency order sought by the state attorney general, four justices ruled that Yellowstone County District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh lacked the authority to reconsider his original Aug. 26 sentence for Stacey Rambold, a business-and-technology teacher in Billings.
Salem man sentenced to 11 years in prison for rape of boy — The Salem man thought better of withdrawing his guilty plea to charges he raped a 13-year-old mentally impaired boy in a restroom during a community dinner. As a result, 52-year-old Eric S. Holsinger was sentenced Friday to 11 years in prison by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam. Holsinger originally pleaded guilty to two counts of rape in exchange for dismissal of four other charges of rape and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor as part of a plea deal reached with the county prosecutor’s office, which recommended a 10-year prison sentence.