Bulletin Board v253

Big increase in male sexual abuse victims contacting Warwickshire charity — A charity working with male victims of sexual assault from Coventry and Warwickshire say they have been ‘‘inundated” with new clients following a series of high profile abuse scandals. Staff at RoSA (Rape or Sexual Abuse Support Services) have provided counselling support for nearly 200 men in the last financial year – many of whom were subjected to abuse when they were younger.

Boy cross-examined by ‘sex abuser’ dad in molestation case — A Brooklyn dad accused of molesting his son acted as his own lawyer in court Wednesday — forcing the now-14-year-old to be cross-examined by him. As if taking the stand and recounting the details of his alleged abuse weren’t painful enough, the courageous youngster had to suffer the indignity of answering outrageous questions from the man he says sexually molested and beat him starting at age 8.

Chicago-Area Imam Charged With Sex Abuse at Islamic School — The longtime head of a suburban Chicago Islamic school has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman who worked there, and a civil suit filed Tuesday accuses him of abusing that employee and three teenage students. The legal actions shed light on an issue that even many Muslims say is too often pushed into the shadows within their communities.

Cleaner found stash of porn video tapes — A CATHOLIC priest alleged to have sexually abused boys living in care was caught by his cleaner, a court heard. Tony McSweeney, 68, was Father at St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Eastwood Road North, Eastwood, when his housekeeper Julia Woodyatt discovered videotapes of child abuse and sex toys at his home, Southwark Crown Court heard. McSweeney is charged with molesting three youngsters at Grafton Close Children’s Home in Hounslow, West London in the Seventies and Eighties.

Ex-youth mentor admits sexual assault, abuse of teen boys — A 55-year-old Parsippany man who served as a mentor to a youth program admitted this week to sexually assaulting one teenage boy and encouraging two others to participate in sexual activity in front of him. Daniel Bell, a onetime volunteer in the Morris County Prevention is Key program, pleaded guilty in Superior Court in Morristown to charges of sexual assault, child endangerment and child abuse, according to court records.

Former South Croydon school principal jailed for sexually abusing ten young boys — A FORMER public school master has been jailed for ten years for sexually abusing boys as young as eight. David Lowe,ex-principal at Cambridge Tutors’ College, in South Croydon, molested ten minors, including a chorister who was picked to sing at his wedding, And last Thursday (February 5) the father-of-five was imprisoned after being convicted of 15 indecent assault charges.

Give my boy back: Weeping mother refuses to believe Australian teacher abused her son — A Cambodian mother of five has pleaded with authorities in Phnom Penh to drop charges against a Sydney teacher accused of sexually abusing her seven-year-old son. “I don’t believe. I just don’t believe,” the woman says, referring to allegations against George Moussallie, a teacher at Phnom Penh’s private American Pacific School who is accused of abusing four impoverished Cambodian boys aged between five and 11.

It’s not bullying or sodomy, it’s male rape — A horrific story of six white pupils raping a black schoolmate with a broomstick has provoked introspection on the way South Africans talk about male rape. Writer and social analyst, Eusebius McKaiser, who is himself a rape survivor, spoke out against the taboo of calling male rape what it is.

Knox Grammar had a culture of covering up sexual abuse, royal commission told — Widespread child sexual abuse at the prestigious private boys school Knox Grammar was covered up for decades because the school was more concerned about its reputation than the welfare of students, a royal commission has been told. On the first day of the public hearing into how the school dealt with sexual abuse allegations,fresh claims were made against three former staff members.

Man groomed, sexually abused friend’s son for four years — A CLIFTON man who started the prolonged abuse of his friend’s child when the boy was just nine years old will be able to apply for parole next year. The 62-year-old, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the child, was jailed yesterday after pleading guilty to maintaining a sexual relationship with the boy for four years. During the sittings in the Warwick District Court it was heard the man began “grooming” the child when he was just eight years old by showing him pornography and asking to see his genitals.

One in Three Victims of Domestic Violence are Men — In 2007, a New South Wales father of two who we’ll call Kevin Logan fell ill. Paralysed, he went to hospital and stayed there for two months. On returning home, he was bedridden for most of the day and unable to work. That’s when his wife’s verbal taunting began. What started as persistent criticisms intensified into threats. Gradually the emotional abuse escalated into physical violence. One night a few years later, as she set upon him with shoving and biting, Kevin pushed his wife.

Priest and home boss ‘abused boys’ — A Roman Catholic priest sexually abused vulnerable boys along with the manager of a care home, a court has heard. Father Anthony McSweeney, 68, is on trial over alleged historic sexual abuse at a children’s home in Hounslow, west London. The charges came following an investigation at Grafton Close Children’s Home. The jury at Southwark Crown Court was told that the defendant was close friends with John Stingemore, who managed the home between 1979 and 1981.

St Francis Boys’ Home sex abuse inquiry: Second man arrested — A second man has been arrested in connection with an inquiry into alleged child abuse at a Catholic boys’ home in Bedfordshire. The 72-year-old man from Bedford was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting four children at St Francis Boy’s Home, Shefford. A man, 79, of Mundford, Norfolk, has been re-arrested on suspicion of six sexual and 14 physical assaults. The two men have been released on police bail until April.

Spain drops sex abuse charges against nine priests — A Spanish court has dropped charges against nine out of ten Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing an altar boy, court papers showed Monday, in a case in which Pope Francis intervened. The nine priests, along with two laymen, had been charged with “sexual abuse without penetration, exhibitionism, and concealment of evidence” involving an underage boy between 2004 and 2007.

Thousands raped & sexually abused in British prisons — Thousands of prisoners may have been raped or sexually abused in UK prisons, with much abuse being hidden or underreported, a report from the independent Commission on Sex in Prison has revealed. The report, completed for the commission by the Howard League for Penal Reform, showed that 1 percent of prisoners had been raped and 5.3 percent were victims of coerced sex.

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