Altar boy trial opens in sex abuse case — The Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese was told repeatedly since the 1970s that Monsignor Thomas O’Brien was a danger to children but failed to prevent him from sexually abusing a former altar boy, his lawyer told jurors Monday. Though no amount of money could make up for what happened to Jon David Couzens, attorney Rebecca Randles said, $10 million in compensatory damages plus punitive damages would be fitting.
British Man Raped at Oktoberfest 2014 by Two Assailants — A British man has been raped at this month’s world famous Oktoberfest in Munich, German police have said. The 24-year-old, who has not been named, was attacked by two men at the edge of the festival area. According to police reports, he was relieving himself in the bushes on the outskirts of the Theresienwiese – a large open space where Oktoberfest takes place each year – when he was approached by a man who “made it clear he wanted to have sex with him”.
‘I became a monster,’ says Scout leader facing prison for sex abuse — In his own words, disgraced Scout leader Scott Stanley said his scheme to molest vulnerable boys in his trust was “shameful and monstrous.” “Who I am hates who I was and what I’ve done,” Stanley told his sentencing hearing in an Ottawa courtroom Thursday in a brief, quickly read statement.
Male students not allowed to take only UA self-defense class — When registering for classes, many students often sign up for a one-hour kinesiology credit to help fill out their schedule. Besides your run-of-the-mill basketball or running class, another available option is Self-Defense for Women. However, the class registration is one of the only classes on campus geared to only female students. Some male students on campus are interested in such a course and would want the opportunity to take it if it were offered to them.
Member of Jeffs’ polygamous sect gets jail time for abusing boys sent on ‘repentance missions’ — A member of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect who oversaw an Idaho home where nine boys were sent on “repentance missions” by their parents has been given jail time on child abuse charges that included locking one teen in a furnace room for two days. Nathan C. Jessop, 49, was sentenced to 90 days in jail Tuesday after previously pleading guilty to three counts of misdemeanor injury to a child.
Men make more complaints — Men are making more discrimination complaints than women in WA for the first time, the State’s discrimination watchdog says. Fewer sexual harassment complaints and an increase in age discrimination complaints are believed to be behind the growing proportion of male complainants to the Equal Opportunity Commission. It received 486 complaints in 2013-14 and men made 53.1 per cent of them.
Pennsylvania Priest Accused of Abuse Was Reported 5 Years Ago, Records Show — Details of child sexual abuse that led to charges against a Roman Catholic priest on Thursday were reported to his Pennsylvania diocese nearly five years ago, court records show, but the church authorities did not remove him as a pastor. The priest, the Rev. Joseph D. Maurizio Jr., was charged in federal court in Johnstown, Pa., with possessing child pornography and engaging in illicit sexual conduct on trips he made to a boys’ orphanage in Central America.
Police: Relative of boy, 10, molested him while boyfriend watched — A Tulsa couple were charged and arrested Wednesday on allegations that the woman had sex with a 10-year-old boy in front of her boyfriend. Melissa Anderson, 35, is charged with five counts of child sexual abuse, and her boyfriend, Michael Burris, 39, faces one count each of child sexual abuse and permitting the sexual abuse of a minor. The boy’s father called police Aug. 27 after the child disclosed the incidents, Tulsa Police Cpl. Greg Smith said.
The reality of male rape — With the case of a woman accused of raping her husband making it into the headlines, the issue of male rape has once again been brought to the fore. While being much less prevalent than the rape of females, male rape remains a very real issue – with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey finding that one in 21 men (4.8%) report having been forced to penetrate another person. This excludes other forms of male rape. Under its definition in South African law, rape is not limited to the gender of the rapist or victim.
School Sexual Abuse Survivors End Decades of Secrecy — Jon Seiger was just a month into the seventh grade the first time it happened. On an overnight trip to Washington, D.C., in the fall of 1972, a teacher-chaperone put his hand in Seiger’s pajamas shortly after the 11-year-old had gone to bed. “I said, ‘I don’t like this. I’m not comfortable,’ ” Seiger recalls. “He said, ‘Just be a good boy and relax.'” Between that night and Seiger’s 1979 graduation, he would be molested or raped, he says, “hundreds of times” by eight faculty members at Horace Mann, an elite 127-year-old New York City private school that counts members of Congress, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, scientists and leaders of industry among its alumni.
Universities – places where your sons will go to study for a degree, and be taught not to rape women — Picture the scene. It’s your darling daughter’s first week in college. She has the usual joys of Fresher’s Week to look forward to. She has to find her way around the new environment. She’s about to start her journey into adulthood. But first she has to attend a compulsory course. This course has been designed by the male student union President who is demanding that all new female students attend a mandatory workshop that will teach them that they shouldn’t get so drunk that they have reckless sex. We all know what girls are like when they go to college, don’t we?