Bulletin Board v225

Autistic Md. boy says he wants to resume relationship with girls accused of assault — He grew frightened when his schoolmate put the knife to his throat, while his 15-year-old girlfriend shot video with her cellphone. “I thought she was going to cut me. I was like, ‘Please stop,’ ” said the 16-year-old autistic boy, whose alleged abuse by two girls from his Southern Maryland high school made headlines around the world.

FBI reveals teacher abused up to 90 boys — Harrowing details of the abuse carried out on young boys by a former teacher at a London private school were revealed yesterday in a document released by United States authorities, as distraught parents waited to discover whether their children were involved. William Vahey, 64, a convicted paedophile, was able to drug and abuse up to 60 boys aged between 12 and 14 at London’s Southbank International School (SIS).

Jury recommends 15 years in prison for former priest in sex abuse case — A jury sentenced former priest James Schook to 15 years behind bars for sexually abusing two boys while he worked for the Louisville archdiocese in the 1970s. After years of delays and a three-day trial, Schook’s victims heard his fate Thursday. The former priest will face nine years for an indecency charge and six years for three sodomy charges for a total of 15 years. 

Kapaa woman sentenced in child sexual abuse case — A Kapaa woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in a child sexual abuse case, months after pleading no contest to charges. Jean Agonoy Paleracio was sentenced Wednesday in 5th Circuit Court after pleading no contest to videotaping her sexual acts with a child, the Garden Island reported.

Male survivors of abuse need enhanced services, says social worker — Imagine a sign, hanging prominently outside a building in Charlottetown, calling out clearly to men who had been sexually abused as children or sexually assaulted as adults. Rick Goodwin not only envisions such a beacon, he is actively promoting the concept here and Canada-wide. Goodwin is a registered social worker behind a national initiative called 1in6 Canada — a comprehensive, two-day training program designed to enhance effective engagement with men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.

Trapped boys beaten and raped — They were trapped. Beaten by day and raped by night, hundreds of boys at the Bindoon, Tardun and Castledare institutions had no escape. Orphaned or distanced from parents unaware of their plight, nobody could hear the screams. And those who did hear them refused to save them. Witnesses told the second day of the royal commission yesterday of their heroic yet futile attempts to escape the violence and depravity doled out by a sadistic club of Christian Brothers responsible for their care.

Two treatment plans pitched in St. Mary’s girl’s assault case — A St. Mary’s teenager made two pleas this month in juvenile court, one to admit taking part in assaulting a boy with autism at his family’s Mechanicsville area home, and another that she be spared from placement in a secured juvenile rehabilitation facility. The 15-year-old girl’s lawyer argued in court last week that she would fare better in a private community-based program, but a judge ordered that she be placed in the state-operated treatment program for girls on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

WA royal commission hears of sex abuse by Christian Brothers — A CHRISTIAN Brother tried to indecently assault a nine-year-old boy who went to him with the revelation that he had been anally raped by a fellow Brother, a royal commission has been told. The first hour of evidence about abuse in up to four West Australian institutions run by the Christian Brothers has included allegations of anal rape and brutal beatings.

What No One Wants to Talk About: Male Sexual Assault — Sexual assault is typically identified as a form of gender-based violence. Women are more likely to be assaulted at any age, and cultural acceptability of sexual violence drove women in the 1970’s to establish rape crisis centers across the country. And while the movement has done fantastic work breaking the silence around rape and changing the culture, at least for survivors, viewing this problem through the lens of oppression has left behind one group: men.

Wrongfully convicted man testifies on prison life — A man exonerated in the 1984 murder and rape of a Lynbrook teen Wednesday testified about how he suffered in prison after a wrongful conviction, while lawyers argued over whether his psychological issues were caused by incarceration or childhood trauma. Dennis Halstead, now 59, said that in the 17 years he was behind bars, he was assaulted several times by inmates in the Nassau County jail and later by prisoners in various state facilities.

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