Boy ‘abused just one day after arriving at children’s home in Northern Ireland’ — One of the first boys to enter a children’s home in Northern Ireland has said he was abused by a religious brother the day after he arrived. He claimed he was interfered with while having a shower at Rubane House, Co Down, in 1951, under the guise of “horse play”. Once he went missing, he told a public inquiry, was brought home by police, beaten by members of the Catholic order which ran the home and had his hair shaved off in what he claimed was an act of humiliation.
Boy Scouts staff member accused of sexual abuse — A seasonal staff member with the Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council is accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy, officials confirmed. Elizabeth Monda-Guthrie, 28, was indicted Oct. 6, 2014 on two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of third-degree sexual abuse. She pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Could Britain’s prisons soon be as bad as America’s? — Forget jailbreaks, jail is broken. Completely and utterly broken. Some figures for you. The average cost per prisoner per year is around £35,000. This is, famously, more than Eton and more than Oxbridge. The total criminal re-offending rate is about 25%; for criminals released from jail, it’s nearly 50%; for criminals released from jail after prison sentences of less than a year, it’s almost 60%. The UK prison population is currently about 87,700.
Female teacher ‘groomed’ student, 10 — Convinced she was in love with her 10-year-old student, primary school teacher and mother of eight Diane Brimble had his name and the infinity symbol tattooed on her chest, a court has heard. The boy’s mother told the County Court on Monday that Brimble had “hurt him in his heart” after Brimble had groomed him. The mother said while her daughters would draw rainbows and unicorns, he drew black pictures of knives and death.
New service for male rape victims launched in Doncaster — A free drop-in service, aimed at male victims of rape and sexual abuse, has just been launched by a Doncaster charity. Set up by Doncaster Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service (DRASACS) and funded by the Big Lottery, this new, fortnightly service is the idea of DRASACS’s counsellor, Caren Horsfield, who has identified a distinct gap in this particular area of men’s health in Doncaster. “One in six men in the UK have experienced rape or sexual abuse in their lives.
No sexual abuse charges to be filed against retired priest — No charges will be filed against the retired priest accused of sexual abuse against male minors which occurred in the late 1990s. According to Schoolcraft County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Noble, sexual assault charges cannot legally be filed against Father James Menapace due to the statute of limitations.
The story of one. Trafficked Boys: Vandalized innocence hidden in plain sight — It was August of 1970 and the heat of a summer’s day in the Deep South refused to relinquish its grip as night descended like a dark curtain. The sweat had pooled in the middle of my back and my hair lay tangled and matted across my damp forehead as I lay face down on the small couch. The hollow thud of the camper door being slammed shut pulled me temporarily back into realty.