30 Years of Abuse — RAMPANT abuse, including of a sexual nature, at the St Michael’s Home for Boys in Diego Martin is not a recent phenomena and has been going on, at the very least, for the past 30 years, a former inmate told Newsday yesterday. The ex-inmate, now a happily married, gainfully employed father in his mid-40s, who owns his own home and car, spoke on the basis of strict anonymity with Newsday yesterday.
Abused boy ate insects to survive, ‘looked like Holocaust victim,’ police say — A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy who reportedly was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to eating insects has been released from the hospital and is now in foster care, WPXI-TV – Pittsburgh reports. Child welfare workers, responding to a complaint, found the child looking like a human skeleton in a home in Greenville last month, police said.
An abuse victim’s new book shatters an unholy vow of silence — ‘Sworn to Silence’ a recollectuion of the clerical abuse of a boy, reflects on blame and shame in 1970s Ireland, says Dan Buckley. BLESS me, Father, for I have sinned. Those are the words that the Catholic Church authorities in Ireland expected of a 14-year-old boy as his response to years of abuse by paedophile priest Brendan Smyth. “I knew that the quizzing about confession was all about me and my fault,” says Brendan Boland, now 53, in Sworn To Silence, his memoir published today.
Anti-Gay Pastor Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of A Teenage Boy — A pastor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been arrested after a now 21-year-old man says he was sexually abused by him, beginning five years ago. Duane Youngblood, pastor at the Higher Call World Outreach Church, has so far been charged with corrupting a minor. According to reports, Youngblood began counseling the victim when he was a teenager in 2009, and for two-and-a-half years, Youngblood repeatedly abused the young man.
Resentencing set in Montana teacher rape case — A former Montana teacher who spent a month in prison after pleading guilty to raping a 14-year-old student will be resentenced on Sept. 26. The case gained attention when a judge gave him the light sentence because he said the former student was “older than her chronological age.”
Sean Brady among clerics who tried to blame me, says abuse victim — A man who survived horrific sex abuse at the hands of paedophile priest Brendan Smyth has told how priests sought to saddle him with “blame and shame” in a meeting attended by Catholic Archbishop Sean Brady. Fifty-three-year-old Brendan Boland was an 11-year-old altar boy when the notorious priest began to abuse him.
Teen boy tells court his account of alleged sex abuse by older — The teenage victim of an alleged rape said he “felt a pain” when he was sleeping at his father’s house in October 2012, which he claims was the result of a 20-year-old man sexually assaulting him. The boy, now, 15, said defendant Tamar Neal, of Chester, had previously attempted to assault him when he was 10 years old, but he had not seen Neal again until he was 14, when the second assault allegedly occurred.