Are boy and girl sexual abuse victims viewed the same? — Police say it happened inside a bedroom, just down the hall from his parent’s room. A 32-year-old allowed a kid and his 6 friends, between the age of 11 and 15-years-old, to fondle, lick and touch the 32-year-old’s private area. The adult is also alleged to have had oral sex with the 15-year-old. The suspect faces 21 felonies including sexual abuse, sexual conduct with a minor and indecent exposure.
B.C. judge dismisses sexual abuse lawsuit against John Furlong — A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dismissed a third sexual abuse lawsuit against former Olympics CEO John Furlong. The decision ends a series of civil actions brought against Furlong related to his time as a teacher at a Roman Catholic school in northern B.C. Judge Elliott Myers also awarded special costs to Furlong, calling the behaviour of the plaintiff egregious, reprehensible and deserving of a rebuke.
Council briefs: Burnaby proclaims Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Awareness Month — The City of Burnaby is acknowledging victims of boyhood sexual exploitation and abuse this month. Coun. Nick Volkow read a proclamation on behalf of Mayor Derek Corrigan, declaring April Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Awareness Month at Monday night’s meeting. “The problem of child sexual abuse persists in an atmosphere of silence and ignorance and the problem of boyhood sexual exploitation is often overlooked, neglected and poorly understood,” the proclamation stated.
Family wants answers after photo of beaten Georgia inmate goes viral — The family of a Georgia teen serving time for a parole violation are demanding answers Thursday about his safety after a photograph emerged of the teen beaten and bruised on Facebook. Cortez Berry, 18, was attacked March 27 inside the Burruss Correctional Training Center in the town of Forsyth, which is southeast of Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.
Male domestic abuse service reaches out to more victims — STAFF behind a new service supporting male victims of domestic abuse hope its official launch will help it reach even more people. Bradford Cyrenians started running Men Standing Up (MSU) last September following a £234,000 lottery grant and has also received £135,000 from The Henry Smith charity. In December its helpline went live and, although it is so far only open part-time, it has already received 63 calls.
Rape laws should cover male victims – expert — A draft amendment to the criminal law to revise the definition of sexual assault from “indecent acts toward women and children” to “indecent acts toward others” has gained widespread attention, as many see it as an extension of justice to protect males, who could also be victims of “indecent acts”, jcrb.com reported on Monday.
This Case of Alleged Juvenile Sexual Abuse By Female Prison Officers Fits a Frightening Pattern — Five former inmates at a youth detention center in Idaho sued the state’s Department of Juvenile Corrections last week, saying staff at the facility sexually abused them during their stay. The suit’s details are grim. In one case, nurse Valerie Lieteau allegedly plied a 16-year-old boy with street drugs, took him to her house for sex when he was given passes to go home, and eventually got into a fight with a student intern, Esperanza Jimenez, when they discovered they were abusing the same teen.
Three family members sentenced in boy’s abuse — A Mercer County woman accused of starving her 8-year-old to the point where he looked like a “Holocaust victim” was ordered to serve 5½ to 15 years in prison today. Mary Rader, 28, was among three family members sentenced by Mercer County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. St. John.
Woman sentenced to prison for plot to rape and impregnate 15-year-old girl — A twisted plot to impregnate a 15-year-old girl so a Wilkes-Barre couple could adopt and raise the child as their own landed the wife in prison for 15-30 years. Misty Machinshok, 33, pleaded guilty in January to counts of rape, aggravated indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children and other offenses for her role in coaching — and assisting — as her husband, 29-year-old Gary Machinshok, repeatedly raped the teen to father a child his wife was unable to bear.