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Bristol man David Lowe abused boys in their school dormitory beds, court hears — A Bristol man who was formerly a housemaster at Westminster Cathedral Choir School abused young boys under the noses of other teachers as they slept in their dormitory beds, a court heard. David Lowe, 61, allegedly targeted 10 separate victims – who cannot be named for legal reasons – in the historic allegations which relate to a period between 1978 and 1984. The attacks are said to have taken place against eight to 13-year-old pupils while he worked at the choir school and Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire – which is run by Benedictine monks.

Boy, 11, testifies of sex abuse by football coach — THE THIN 11-year-old, who looked younger than his years, swiveled back and forth in the witness-stand chair and told a Common Pleas jury yesterday that he used to sleep over some weekends in his football coach’s home bedroom. Other boys also would sleep on coach Leon Watson’s bed, said the boy, who was dressed in a light-blue collared shirt and dark slacks. “We’d be on the bed sometimes and he’d touch us on our private parts, put his mouth on our private parts,” the boy said.

Campbell County Woman Charged With Child Sex Abuse Denied Bond — Campbell County, A judge has denied bond for a Campbell County woman facing multiple child sex abuse charges. Melissa Edwards faces four felony charges including two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child under the age of 15. Monday the prosecutor told the court Edwards is obsessed with the 14-year-old boy, with whom she had sexual relations at least four times from late 2013 until December of last year.

Concerns Rise Over US Anti-Prison Rape Law’s Fate — When Congress passed a law in 2003 aimed at ending sexual assault in U.S. prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers, survivors like Jan Lastocy were hopeful that it would help solve the long-ignored problem. Lastocy and a coalition of inmate advocacy groups and evangelical groups had worked for years to convince policymakers and corrections officials that rape behind bars shouldn’t be accepted, even if the public had little sympathy for its victims.

Female tutor arrested for ‘repeatedly raping 14-year-old boy at knife-point while her brothers filmed the attacks’ — The Ludhiana police have arrested a woman tutor and her two brothers on the charge of sexually exploiting a minor boy and filming the rapes. The trio were trying to flee to New Delhi and were at the Ludhiana bus terminus when the police arrested them on Sunday. They were produced in the court, which remanded them in police custody for two days. Accused Radha, 33, Raghav, 28, and Madhav, 24, have been absconding since October 2014.

He was abused by a female teacher, but he was treated like the perpetrator — Cameron Clarkson was a 16-year-old football player when he suddenly landed in the middle of a sex crime investigation at his St. Paul, Minn., high school. Lawyers grilled him on the details of his sexual history. School officials, in a statement to the press, cited him for not invoking the school’s sexual harassment policy and said he “bragged to fellow students about what had happened.” His car was vandalized with red-dyed tampons and smeared with peanut butter, to which he is fatally allergic, by an unknown assailant. The shape of a penis was burned into his front lawn with bleach. “People kept reminding me that I ruined that poor girl’s life,” Clarkson says.

Lawsuit could force Boy Scouts to reveal abuse files — A lawsuit brought by a 20-year-old man who was molested by a Boy Scout leader in 2007 could force the organization to reveal 16 years’ worth of “perversion” files documenting sex abuse allegations. Files that were kept by the Boy Scouts of America between 1960 and 1991 already have been made public through other civil cases. The release of the more recent files – from 1991 to 2007 – could reveal how much the Boy Scouts have improved their efforts to protect children and report abuse after several high-profile cases.

Molly Shattuck teen sex abuse case heads to court for hearing Wednesday — A hearing in the case of Molly Shattuck, the former Ravens cheerleader accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy, is scheduled for Wednesday in Georgetown, Del. Shattuck, 47, faces nine criminal charges, including third-degree rape, for allegedly performing oral sex on the boy in a Bethany Beach rental property last summer while her three children were sleeping. She has pleaded not guilty.

Thatcher confidant raped boy and police covered crime up — One of Margaret Thatcher’s closest confidantes raped a teenage boy 30 years ago but escaped justice when Scotland Yard covered up the crime, it has been alleged. Police are investigating claims that Sir Peter Morrison lured the 14-year-old to London and sexually abused him in a guesthouse reportedly used by a Westminster paedophile ring. A former Conservative minister, Morrison was first exposed as a serial child abuser in 1998, three years after he died from a heart attack. But the MP for Chester was never charged with any crime during his lifetime.

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