Bulletin Board v223

Former detainees who say they were abused at Abu Ghraib want case reopened — Attorneys representing four Iraqis who claimed they were abused at the Abu Ghraib prison argued in a federal appeals court Tuesday that the case, which was dismissed last year, be reopened. The former detainees have claimed that employees of CACI International, a government contractor working at the prison, mistreated them with “electric shocks, sexual violence, forced nudity, broken bones and deprivation of oxygen, food and water.”

It’s Time to End ‘Rape Culture’ Hysteria — The nation’s largest and most influential anti-sexual-violence organization is rejecting the idea that culture — as opposed to the actions of individuals — is responsible for rape.

Moss Point woman gets 20 years for child abuse, torture — A Moss Point woman will serve 20 years in prison for abusing and torturing her three children in what officials have described as one of Jackson County’s worst cases of child abuse. Stacey Williams, 35, pleaded guilty in February to four charges of aggravated domestic violence, along with three charges of felony child abuse.

N.S. Teen Testifies in Court about Chained Sex Assault — The 17-year-old boy, who became victim of one of the worst examples of sexual abuse, could not resist breaking down in tears this morning when he identified the fleece blanket, covered with pictures of wolves, upon which he says a man sexually abused him. Additionally, he also unambiguously identified the chains he claims were used to confine him to the floor of a dilapidated cabin in Lunenburg County, where he was abused for about four days.

Resolution near for Utah man accused in teen boy’s kidnapping, sexual abuse? — A resolution may be near for an Ogden man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. Ryan Mitchell Schaffer, 34, is charged in 2nd District Court with four first-degree felonies — one charge of aggravated kidnapping and three charges of forcible sodomy. He is accused of kidnapping the victim from a train station and forcing the victim to commit sexual acts with him over several days in July.

Ridsdale called abuse ‘Lord’s work’ — One of Australia’s worst pedophile priests groomed a four-year-old victim by calling her “God’s little angel” and described his abuse as “the Lord’s work”. Former Catholic priest Gerald Francis Ridsdale, 79, has admitted his guilt in assaulting 45 children in abuse that spanned 26 years. Among his victims were the four-year-old girl, siblings he took on holiday and an altar boy. Ridsdale hid behind the Catholic Church as he abused, said a victim who was under the care of the Catholic diocese when she was indecently assaulted during holiday drives.

Rwanda: Senate Raises Concern Over Male Sex Workers — Senators have castigated women who lure young men into commercial sex. The concerns were raised on Tuesday as the Minister for Justice, Johnston Busingye, presented the state of sexual violence against women and girls in the country to the Senate. Lawmakers pointed out that the victims of gender abuse are not only girls and women but also young men. Although there are no statistics to show the magnitude of the problem, the young men involved in this practice are locally known as ‘Abapfubuzi’.

SA sex abuse boy took knife to molester — AN intellectually disabled boy became so angry at being repeatedly sexually abused by his school’s bus driver that he put a knife to the man’s face, an inquiry has been told. “I wanted to kill him, I wanted him to die,” the now 38-year-old man told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on Monday, at its first Adelaide sitting.

Teacher’s sexual relationship with teenage pupil revealed by visit to sexual health clinic together — A relationship between a drama teacher from Wales and one of her pupils was exposed when the pair attended a sexual health clinic together, a court has heard. Kelly Burgess appeared before magistrates and admitted a series of sexual offences against a teenage boy. Burgess, from Newport, appeared before North Somerset Magistrates’ Court near Weston-super-Mare where she pleaded guilty to four allegations of adult abuse of a position of trust – sexual activity with a boy aged between 13 and 17.

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