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A new moniker and a criminal pardon allowed predator to fly under police radar — – He ran from his past, but couldn’t escape who he is. Nearly 30 years ago, James Dean Barnett was convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy while Barnett volunteered at a London children’s agency. This week, in court in St. Thomas, he sat waiting to be sentenced on four more sex charges against children — three neighbourhood kids, ages eight to 10, and a boy from his past who’s now an adult. But there was a twist: Barnett was now 49-year-old Tyler Giles.

About 14,000 Men In the Military Were Raped Last Year — Almost None Will Report It — Most survivors of rape in the military are men. Men also develop post-traumatic stress disorder from rape at almost twice the rate they do from combat, according to a sobering in-depth report published in GQ last month. The magazine’s in-depth look jump started a long-overdue conversation about an issue the mainstream has long been slow to respond to. The problem? Historically, very few male survivors report their assault, muffling an already egregious epidemic.

At civil trial, a former altar boy disputes Jon David Couzens’ account of priest’s sexual abuse — A former altar boy took the stand Friday and disputed Jon David Couzens’ allegations of sexual abuse by Monsignor Thomas O’Brien three decades ago. Jeff Barlow told Jackson County jurors that Couzens’ claims that O’Brien sexually abused four altar boys, including Barlow, as a group in the early 1980s at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Independence were false.

College feminists attack male student during debate, ‘you were taught to be a boy!’ — During a debate at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, one student claimed that pink is seen as a girl color because Hitler forced homosexuals to wear pink triangles during World War II. The topic of the debate, which was sponsored by the the Olympia Academy, was “feminism and men’s rights.”

Gym Teacher Charged With 30 Counts of Rape With 16-Year-Old Male Student — The former gym teacher of Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island is looking at many years of jail time ahead, after her secret “affair” with a minor male student went public. Megan Mahoney, who was also an assistant basketball coach along with being the Moore Catholic High School gym teacher, is facing 30 counts of statutory rape charges for the alleged sexual abuse of former student aged 16, according to New York Post.

Jeffrey Baldwin ‘Superman’ statue unveiled — It was an emotional moment in Greenwood Park as hundreds of area residents watched the highly anticipated unveiling of a statue that will forever memorialize abuse victim Jeffrey Baldwin. The five-year-old boy died in 2002 after suffering horrific abuse at the hands of his maternal grandparents, but the life-size statue in the park at Greenwood Ave. and Dundas St. E. depicts the little boy as seen in one of the few happy moments in his short life — wearing a Superman costume.

Male rape: The crime that doesn’t legally exist — During his 10 years as a criminal lawyer, Yi Shenghua has dealt with many cases involving injuries sustained during sexual assaults. However, sometimes he has been unable to find a legal basis for prosecution and has had no alternative but to suggest that the victim apply for a large amount of compensation. “I’m sure that many men have suffered injuries as a result of sexual assault, but gaps in the law mean it’s difficult to file charges and take the case to court,” he said.

Minor boy sexually abused by female teacher — In a shocking case, a 34-year-old female teacher has allegedly sexually abused a minor boy at Sham Nagar here. The accused also used to allegedly get videos of the sexual act made through her brothers. The police have reportedly recovered sex toys and other articles from the house of the accused. The accused were identified as 34-year-old Radha of Sham Nagar, and her brothers Madhav and Raghav.

Sins of the fathers: sexual abuse at a Catholic order — The face looming towards the rent boy in the London station was familiar. A face from his past: Father John Pinkman. No punter would have guessed that the rent boy had once wanted to be a priest, too. He had spent several years at Mirfield Junior Seminary in Yorkshire which was run by the Verona Fathers, an Italian missionary order. Pinkman had abused him there, was part of the degradation that led to this place, this life.

Suit: Two Camp Counselors Sexually Abused Boy In Markham — Two counselors sexually abused a boy in June 2013 during a summer camp hosted by the south suburban Markham Park District, according to a lawsuit filed Friday. The boy’s mother, who is only identified as Andrea, filed the sexual abuse and negligence lawsuit Friday in Cook County Circuit Court.

Two acclaimed American plays on male sex abuse come to city — “I didn’t say a word until my mid-thirties about what happened when I was 12 though it was gripping me inside for years,” says Martin Moran. The American actor and writer is referring to the time he was sexually abused as a pre-teen by the counsellor at a church camp. It progressed into a relationship that lasted three years. On Thursday, Moran takes the stage at the NCPA for two one-man shows, The Tricky Part and All The Rage.

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