Bulletin Board v244

12 per cent students exposed to abuse in schools: Study — A study conducted on more than 4,000 students has revealed that a tenth of children in UAE schools are exposed to abuse or violence, while such exposure is less in homes. It also revealed that male children are more vulnerable when it comes to abuse.

Attorney: L.A. schools pay ‘largest’ public settlement for child abuse at $139 million — The Los Angeles public school district will pay more than $139.2 million to the families of 81 children allegedly abused by an elementary teacher now serving a prison sentence for lewd conduct, officials said Friday. John Manly, one of the plaintiffs’ attorney, called the amount “the largest settlement in the history of the United States against a public entity involving child abuse.”

Boy whose mother burnt him with an iron, threw him down the stairs and broke his fingers with a hammer shares his harrowing story — A boy who grew up suffering daily abuse at the hands of his own mother has shared his horrific story. Craig (not his real name to protect his identity), from Yorkshire, said he received so many broken bones and serious injuries as a boy that he knew all the names of the nurses at his local hospital. He was so abused he thought daily beatings were a normal part of growing up.

Controversial centre for men opens in Toronto amid criticism — A controversial men’s rights centre opened in Toronto Monday amid criticism from feminists who say the organization is more concerned about attacking feminism than promoting the health of men. […] The Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) – the first centre in Toronto dedicated to helping men – opened Monday on Carlton Street.

Controversial documentary links X-Men director Bryan Singer to alleged Hollywood paedophile ringAn Open Secret alleges that a former major child star was sexually abused by X-Men actor Brian Peck but was too scared to speak out for fear of ruining his career. Peck vehemently denies the allegations. There is no suggestion that Singer was involved in the abuse of the unnamed actor. Amy Berg’s controversial documentary charts accusations of abuse in Hollywood by ex-child actors including Michael Egan.

Female teachers: The sex offenders no one suspects — In August, Quebec Justice Valmont Beaulieu stated the obvious when he addressed the double standard in the treatment of teachers who have sex with students: “The sexual exploitation of a male adolescent by a female teacher must be punished just the same as a male posing the same actions toward a female adolescent,” he said before sentencing Tania Pontbriand to 20- and 18-month jail terms to be served concurrently, plus two years probation.

Lack of male teachers ‘affecting boys’ — Students are now less likely to have a male teacher, with many going through their early education years without ever encountering a male role model. Ministry of Education figures show fewer than one-in-five primary school teachers are male. Principals want more research on what is putting men off the profession, but fear pay and high-profile sexual abuse cases are to blame.

Liberal Feminists, Stop Smearing Critics As Rape Apologists — People who oppose the death penalty do not sympathize with murderers. Critics of U.S. drone warfare policy are not on the side of the terrorists. Most self-identifying liberals understand this. So why do feminist liberals smear every person who dissents from their extreme, unhelpful, and legally dubious positions on preventing rape as a rape apologist?

Male domestic abuse victim calling for law change to stop legal aid ‘lies’ — A domestic violence victim is calling for a change in the law to stop abusers lying about being attacked in order to get legal aid for divorce court proceedings. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was attacked by his wife on several occasions as his relationship broke down. Medical evidence from his doctor shows his injuries include being hit on the side of his chest, being punched in the head, scratched in the neck and stress due to her behaviour.

Men’s sexual abuse charity launches city-wide survey — A charity is celebrating International Men’s Day tomorrow (Wednesday) with the launch of a new survey investigating attitudes towards young men in the city. Hove-based men’s charity Mankind provides counselling and support for victims of male rape, male sexual assault and violence across Sussex.

School turned blind eye to abuse: witness — The sexual abuse of boys at an elite Hobart school in the 1960s was common knowledge but attempts to raise the alarm were stifled, a national royal commission has been told. A third of senior teachers at The Hutchins School, including headmaster David Ralph Lawrence, had an interest in boys at the time, former science master Geoffrey Ayling said.

Terry Bean Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor — Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the gay rights movement, was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy. Police arrested Bean, 66, and booked him at the Multnomah County Detention Center this morning. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor.

Tory MP ‘murdered’ boy at orgy, abuse victim claims — A Conservative MP murdered a young boy during a depraved sex party in the 1980s, an alleged victim of the Westminster paedophile scandal has claimed. The 12-year-old boy, who was being abused by a group of men, was strangled by the politician at a luxury townhouse in front of other victims, it has been alleged.

Westminster sex abuse scandal: Police investigate father’s claims that eight-year-old son was murdered by Conservative MP — Scotland Yard is investigating claims made by the father of an eight-year-old boy who was murdered 33 years ago that his young son may have been killed by a Westminster paedophile ring. Retired magistrate Vishambar Mehrotra claims to have recorded a male sex worker admitting that his eight-year-old son Vishal may have been abducted and taken to a notorious guest house in London which is now at the centre of a wide-ranging child sex abuse inquiry.

Woman enters no contest plea in child sex abuse case — The relative of a 10-year-old boy who is accused of forcing him to have sex with her, watch pornography and use sex toys on her entered a plea of no contest to five counts of child sexual abuse on Monday. Melissa Kay Anderson, 35, of Tulsa was arrested in September after the boy made the allegations to his father.

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